In the Footsteps of Jesus
A Chronicle of His Life and the Origins of Christianity
With insights from recent archaeological research and ancient historical sources, this illustrated guide to the world of the Gospels sets the events of Jesus’ life in the context of Near Eastern geography and cultural history. It traces his path from Bethlehem, through the agricultural society of Lower Galilee to his final days in Jerusalem. The book then explores how early Christians spread the new religion’s message across the Roman Empire. Revised and updated edition.
Travels to the World's Legendary Places
For over a century, National Geographic teams have been travelling the globe and describing exotic sites in words and photographs. For this book, 50 places have been chosen as the most desired, but often challenging, places to visit. Arranged by continent, from Cappadocia in Asia to the Marquesas Islands in Oceania, the description and photographs of each place are accompanied by travel tips and a ‘Nat Geo Flashback’ to an early expedition or a ‘Classic Shot’ by one of the magazine’s photographers.
This children's reference book presents colourful and attractive maps of the world alongside information about the culture and history of countries and regions. The pages include fact boxes, statistics and photographs of notable sites, buildings, natural wonders, local people and wildlife. There are also games and quizzes to play, a section on flags of the world, and links to further content online. Age 7+
25 Fresh and Fabulous Designs
Incorporating patterns such as a pink, cat-shaped pyjama case and a long-limbed Cheeky Monkey, this manual, which includes clear instructions, templates and advice on yarns and techniques, combines classic designs with contemporary ideas for toys that make ideal gifts. Slightly off-mint.
The Body: A Complete User's Guide
How Your Body Functions and How to Keep it Healthy and Strong
This comprehensive reference guide uses fact boxes, illustrations, diagrams and medical imaging to introduce the workings of the human body. Each of the building blocks and dynamic systems of the body is explored, including cells; skin and bones; blood circulation; and brain function, and the clearly presented chapters also provide descriptions of significant breakthroughs in medical science and advice on how to maintain health and fitness.
The Big Book of Candles
Over 40 Step-by-Step Candlemaking Projects
After listing essential materials and equipment, this illustrated guide presents 40 projects for novice and experienced crafters. There are classic column and container candles, and designs that use more advanced techniques such as hand-dipping and incising, all with clear, step-by-step instructions and colour photographs.
Voices of Indian America
'This land belongs to us, for the Great Spirit gave it to us when he put us here.' Sitting Bull's speech is among the treasures presented in this magnificent survey of Native American culture. Published to mark the opening of the National Museum of the American Indian, the book combines chapters by Native American scholars, poets and tribal leaders with illustrations of art and artefacts from across the Americas and across time, from ancient traditions to the 'new narrative' of today.
National Geographic Moments
As soon as cars took to the road, people started taking photographs of them. This book from National Geographic’s Moments series presents 80 colour photographs showing motor cars in their many forms and functions – whether parked in drive-in cinemas, road racing in Colorado or as art in Carhenge in Nebraska.
National Geographic: Greatest Portraits
Drawing on the archives of National Geographic, this collection of 280 photographs spans more than a century: from Julia Margaret Cameron's portrait of Alice Liddell, Lewis Carroll's inspiration for Alice in Wonderland, to grieving villagers photographed in Kosovo in 2000, each picture tells its own story and together they show how photographic portraiture has evolved in creative response to new technologies, new eras and new ideas. Accompanying the photographs are essays by five National Geographic photographers.
Detailed studies of 15 different species make up this guide to depicting birds in oil paints. There are field sketches and reference photos for each one; demonstrations that focus on details such as feather types and facial features; step-by-step instructions for your preparatory drawings and the painting itself; and suggestions for adding extra details such as the flowers common to each bird's habitat. The projects are graded from easy to more challenging compositions. Written for an American readership.
How to See, How to Draw
Keys to Realistic Drawing
Starting from the premise that anyone can be taught to draw to a level of representational competence, this practical manual sets out a programme for achieving convincingly realistic drawings. With simple tips for assessing scale and perspective, observing and recording accurately and understanding light and shadows, the hundreds of examples and exercises offer advice on the rendering of all subjects, from landscapes and still lifes to animals and the human figure.
Thomas Jefferson Travels
Selected Writings 1784–1789
As well as their interest as writings from Jefferson's years as a diplomat in Paris and traveller in Europe, culminating in his reports of the French Revolution, this anthology reveals the vast scope of his interests in education, the arts and science.