Bicycle Repair Manual
This guide offers advice on everything you need to know about maintaining a bicycle, whether designed for general use, road racing or mountain trails. It begins with the basics – setting up the riding position and handlebars – before demonstrating how to carry out everyday safety checks and common repairs. For the real enthusiast, more complex tasks such as adjusting the brakes and tuning the suspension are also explained. Each aspect of maintenance is accompanied by step-by-step instructions and clear diagrams. Slightly off-mint. Felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
Story of the Titanic
With double-page illustrations incorporating cross-sections and cutaway views that reveal the ship's interior and the guests and workers within, this interactive book tells the story of the night the Titanic sank. Readers are encouraged to find the detail hidden in the pictures and explore the back-stories of those on board. Age 9+
First Maths Glossary
Progressing from counting and numbers in the world around us to simple geometry and showing data in pictograms and bar charts, this clearly written (in large type) and very colourful book is designed to support curriculum teaching for Reception and Key Stage 1, and to provide a solid basis for learning mathematics. Age 4–7
Through Time - 2 Books
A great introduction to exploring the past, Steve Noon’s graphic histories are made up of panoramic, double-page pictures and captions, full of engrossing detail and activity, that trace the progress of human settlements from the Stone Age to the modern city street. Age 8+. The two titles included in this set are:A City Through Time (Read more...) A Street Through Time (Read more...)
The Periodic Table Book
A Visual Encyclopedia of the Elements
Everything in the universe is made up of just 118 chemical elements. This illustrated companion outlines the nature and properties of each of these basic building blocks of matter, as well as anecdotes about some of their most notable scientists involved in their discovery. Age 9+
Great British Village Show
Royal Horticultural Society
With a foreword by village fair stalwart Alan Titchmarsh and advice from cookery teacher Thane Prince and gardening expert Matthew Biggs, this illustrated compendium offers a unique insight into the particularities of a great British tradition. It looks at the RHS guidelines on selecting and presenting produce and includes interviews with show veterans and tried-and-tested recipes for cakes, chutneys and jams.
A Street Through Time
A 12,000-Year Walk Through History
Steve Noon tells the history of the street, from a group of Stone Age animal hide tents, through Vikings, the Middle Ages, an early modern town under attack, Georgian elegance and Victorian grime to a modern thoroughfare with restaurants, coffee shops, gyms and a museum. The book ends with a timeline and a glossary. Age 8+
Very Important Things
My Encyclopedia of
The six sections of this encyclopedia are full of exciting information about the planet, places, animals, people, the human body and miscellaneous Things, including colours, counting, musical instruments and how to say hello in ten different languages. Every double-page spread covers one topic, with colourful illustrations and very important and interesting facts. Age 8+
Very Important Dinosaurs
My Encyclopedia of
In this colourful encyclopedia, the directory of dinosaurs is divided into types (including grazers, predators, giants and sharp, bumpy and spiky ones) and provides realistic artworks and information on each creature’s diet, habitat, size and how to pronounce its name. Other chapters describe the prehistoric world, life as a dinosaur and research as a palaeontologist. Age 8+
A City Through Time
After describing how settlements developed, Steve Noon’s first city is a Greek colony in 550 BCE. The story goes on through cities from ancient Rome to modern high-rise, and ends with surveys of architecture, technology, work and play and costume through time, and brief descriptions of 13 great cities, from Ur (c.2000 BCE) to modern day Tokyo. Age 8+
Nadia and Kaye Disaster Chef
Simple Recipes for Cooks Who Can't
Aimed at the culinarily challenged, this cookbook follows the Celebrity MasterChef winner Nadia Sawalha as she teaches her fellow TV presenter and self-styled ‘Disaster Chef’ Kaye Adams to create more than 80 quick and easy family-friendly recipes. Options for main meals, slow cooker dishes, vegetarian dishes, snacks, sides, baked goods and puddings are interspersed with anecdotes and expert kitchen tips and tricks.
Idiot's Guides: Dog Training
Eschewing the use of retractable leads, bells or whistles to control your dog, this book favours the 'lure and reward' method of training; the lure is usually food, but toys or balls work for some dogs. The programme includes chapters on understanding your pet's behaviour and house-training, as well as basic obedience training drills and methods for correcting problem behaviours.
The Psychology Of Reinvention
Transitioning from full-time work to retirement can be challenging, and the happiest retirees tend to be those who remain active. Each colourfully presented chapter in this comprehensive guide is divided into sub-sections, using statistics and bullet-point information to help readers consider future options. From farewell parties and financial planning to sex in your seventies and dealing with bereavement, the authors examine the psychological effects of retirement and encourage a positive life change.
Help Your Kids with Science
A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide
With separate chapters for biology, chemistry and physics, here science is made approachable: each scientific method is explained through a series of interconnecting coloured boxes and demonstrated by following a specific question through hypothesis to conclusion.
Help Your Kids with English
A Unique Step-by-Step Visual Guide
Divided into the four core English subjects of grammar, punctuation, spelling and communication skills, this guide helps clarify perennial problems: simple illustrations explain the difference between ‘its’ and ‘it’s’, and use of formal and informal language is explained through ‘spotting the difference’.
Get Started Knitting
Learn Something New
Aimed at the complete novice, this book begins with an overview of the materials and tools that knitters use regularly. Photographs and step-by-step instructions explain the basic techniques needed to make simple projects such as a striped scarf. More advanced skills including shaping, cables, lace and colourwork are introduced, and can be practised in the patterns for a cushion cover and raglan sweater. A stitch gallery shows the different textures that can be achieved.
In 2013, after the unprecedented resignation of Benedict XVI, the Catholic world was stunned by the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the radical Archbishop of Buenos Aires, as Pope Francis. Illustrated with more than 250 previously unpublished images by one of the Pope's official photographers, this handsome book follows the pontiff through a year in his life, from daily prayers to international pastoral visits, as he offers his support to the poor, the marginalized and the oppressed throughout the world.
The Conquest of the Ocean
The Illustrated History of Seafaring
The oceans cover two thirds of the globe and have shaped human history, stimulating exploration and migration, transport and trade, science and technology. In this epic narrative, one of the world's leading naval historians weaves together eyewitness accounts and documentary evidence to bring alive the agonies, achievements and adventures of seafarers throughout history. Illustrated with paintings, photographs, maps and artefacts, this enthralling book charts the history of navigation from the earliest Polynesians to today's global shipping.
The Car Book
The Definitive Visual History
Conceived as an alternative to the 'bubble cars' popular in the 1950s, Alec Issigonis' revolutionary Mini established the pattern for the modern car with its front-wheel drive and transverse engine. This history of more than a century of evolution includes illustrated features exploring milestones in car design and engine development as well as profiling the great marques and presenting over 1,000 colour images of important cars, from Daimler's first petrol-engined vehicle of 1886 to modern hybrids.