Collins School Atlas
After a detailed explanation of the key elements of mapping, suitable for older children, this atlas focuses on the different regions of the UK and their geographic features. Subsequent sections feature maps of the continents, with satellite imagery and more in-depth analyses of the unique resources of countries including Italy, Brazil and Japan. For a global perspective, a collection of charts and world maps depict issues such as population growth, deforestation and climate change. Age 11+
Collins Junior Atlas
Aimed at children in Key Stage 2, this atlas begins with an introduction to concepts including latitude and longitude, scale and grid references. Regional maps showing different parts of the UK follow, with details about the climate, population and land use; then maps focusing on each of the continents. A final section considers the world as a whole and explores weather patterns, plate tectonics and global trade. Age 8+
Children's Picture Atlas
Beautifully illustrated throughout, this colourful atlas opens with world maps showing the continents, countries and landscapes of the world. To encourage children to explore the different nations in more detail, the following maps take a closer look at each land mass in turn, offering key facts about its geographical features and the people and animals that live there. Age 4+
Discover the Secrets of Our Planet's Iconic Structures
Continent by continent, the Polish graphic designer Micha? Gaszy?ski presents the world’s architectural and engineering masterpieces, each illustrated in his distinctive style and accompanied by facts and statistics about the buildings’ construction, architectural style and history. The book covers ancient monuments such as the pyramids and Stonehenge, places of worship, practical structures including the Suez Canal and Australia’s rabbit and dingo fences, the most remarkable skyscrapers and, beyond the planet, the International Space station.
After an introduction to the craft brewing industry and the various styles produced, award-winning drinks writer Dominic Roskrow gives his expert opinion on over 100 beers from around the world, with a full-page photo of the bottle or can and details of producer, area of origin, variety and alcohol by volume (ABV).
Learn to Draw Fantasy Art
This step-by-step guide provides an introduction to the techniques of professional illustration for fantasy art. In addition to basic drawing skills, it demonstrates how to capture a range of characters, including animals, demons and magicians, add settings and create atmosphere.
A Celebration of Our Celestial Neighbour
Exploring our fascination with Earth’s only natural satellite, this collection of illustrated essays discusses lunar themes including how the Moon has been observed and charted throughout history; how it has influenced human culture from ancient mythologies to space-age fashion; and how scientific knowledge and our attitude to the Moon have developed since the end of the Apollo programme in 1972. Slightly off-mint.
50 Journeys that Changed Our World
Spanning five continents and several centuries, the journeys in this book are united by their feats of endurance and lasting impact. Some, such as Columbus’s 1492 landfall in the Americas, changed the course of history; others, such as Darwin’s voyage on the Beagle, altered the way we see the world. Illustrated with historical and modern maps and photographs, they include Amelia Earhart’s transatlantic flight, the voyages of Zheng He, and the travels of Ibn Battuta.
The A to Z History of London
Since the early 1930s, when Phyllis Pearsall walked the streets of London preparing the first Geographers’ A–Z Street Atlas, the capital has undergone tremendous expansions and transformations. Using the graphic mapping of A–Zs since 1936, Philip Parker first outlines the city’s history, then examines themes that have preoccupied Londoners since the 1930s, including public housing, transport and cultural diversity; and looks at eleven locations, among them Canary Wharf and Nine Elms, that have changed dramatically.
The Holy Bible
Containing the Old and New Testaments
Writing in 1828, Lord Macaulay described the King James Bible as ‘a book which, if everything else in our language should perish, would alone suffice to show the whole extent of its beauty and power’, and for many people today, this 400-year-old translation remains the finest. Marking Collins’s 200th anniversary, this edition continues the company’s tradition of Bible publishing; it presents the complete Old and New Testaments, with a foreword by Justin Welby, Archbishop of Canterbury. Bound in white covers with gold lettering.
History of Britain in Maps
Including the earliest known map of pre-Roman roads and one showing Beeching's proposed cuts to the railways in the early 1960s, Philip Parker presents reproductions of around 90 maps and uses the complex information they contain to trace the history of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland from prehistory to the 2016 EU Referendum. The book illustrates how maps reflect not only the cartographer’s skill and geographical knowledge, but also the preoccupations of their times and, not infrequently, the political motives of their makers.
The World's Heritage
The Definitive Guide to All 1,007 World Heritage Sites
UNESCO's 'guide to the world’s most extraordinary places' presents all 1,007 sites on the World Heritage List, first mapped by continent, then arranged chronologically by the year in which they were inscribed on the List in 2015. From the Galápagos Islands (added 1978) to the rich biodiversity of the Great Himalayan National Park Conservation Area (added 2014), the guide covers a remarkable range of monuments and landscapes, with cultural, natural and mixed sites, each described individually and the majority shown in photographs.
For the Incurably Curious
For anyone who ever wondered which country rates highest in Gross National happiness, how many earthquakes hit Japan annually, or where Voodoo originates from, this atlas presents maps of continents, countries, regions and oceans with dozens of facts on subjects ranging from ancient history to football.
Black's Guide to Scotland
Picturesque Tourist Guide 1840
Published in 1840 by Adam and Charles Black of Edinburgh, this ‘Picturesque Tourist’ guide promises ‘engraved charts and views of the scenery, plans of Edinburgh and Glasgow, and a copious itinerary’. Arranged as 14 tours, the guide also assures the reader of accurate, plain and intelligible accounts, with much information on tradition, history and associations – a swipe at the purple prose of rival guides. The present book is a facsimile reprint of the first edition. No jacket.
Brain of Britain
Ultimate Quiz Book
Starting as What Do You Know? in 1953, and changing its title in 1967, BBC Radio 4's Brain of Britain is probably ‘the most venerable of general knowledge quizzes anywhere’. With this book you can challenge your own brain with 2,000 questions (50 quizzes of 40 questions each) drawn from the programme’s archives. By way of introduction, the current presenter Russell Davies has written a history of Brain of Britain and shares his thoughts on ‘this quiz lark’. Slightly off-mint.
World Railway Journeys
Across five continents, Julian Holland travelled on some of the world’s most remote and rugged railways, such as the Ferrocarril del Sur, climbing from Peru’s Pacific coast into the high Andes, but he also sought out less well-known railways kept alive by enthusiasts, tourists and heritage-minded governments. Here, he describes 50 journeys – under steam, diesel or electric power – along lines as varied as Le Petit Train Jaune in the French Pyrenees and ‘The Ghan’, crossing Australia from Adelaide to Darwin.
Mapping the Second World War
Not to be confused with Michael Swift and Michael Sharp's study of the European theatre with the same title (Postscript 224148), this book makes use of Imperial War Museums' extensive collection of charts from all conflict zones, many carrying significant tactical markings. Notable among more than 150 examples are planning maps for the projected German invasion of Britain, RAF target maps of German cities, naval charts of U-boat sightings and sinkings, and an American target map of Hiroshima.
The Times Explorers
The exploration of uncharted terrain has always stirred the human imagination. Illustrated with rare photographs from the archives of The Times, this volume charts the achievements of the men and women who have pushed forward the boundaries of our geographical knowledge. Focusing on the world's most challenging terrains – mountains, ice plains, jungles, deserts, seas and deep caves – it retells the dramatic expeditions of explorers including Livingstone, Stanley, Scott, Amundsen, Freya Stark and Edmund Hillary.
Ever since our ancestors first contemplated the majesty of the heavens, people have felt a profound curiosity about realms beyond the Earth. This authoritative, fully illustrated book provides an accessible introduction to the science of the universe. Starting with our own planet, it explores our neighbours in the solar system, before moving out into the vastness of intergalactic space. It also charts the history of astronomy. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.