Keeping bees is a wonderfully relaxing and rewarding pursuit. Whether you have a large garden, small backyard or roof terrace there is enough room for a hive or two - and that is all you need to produce delicious honey. Suitable for both beginner and the experienced beekeeper, this practical guide covers everything from setti... read more
The easy way to build your own beehives and beekeeping equipment.
Building Beehives For Dummies is the follow-up book to the bestselling Beekeeping For Dummies. It provides everything you need to learn how to build some of the world's most popular hives and beekeeping accessories. For each design the book includes a de... read more
Every word counts! An essential resource for all Scrabble players. This major new edition of Collins Scrabble Dictionary is fully updated to include all the words of up to nine letters in the latest official Scrabble word list, and allows players to settle disputes over the eligibility of words. This book includes all play... read more
This is a must-have guide to the Halo universe.
Venture into the fascinating world of Halo with The Halo Encyclopedia and discover everything you ever wanted to know about the characters, weapons, vehicles, equipment and locations from Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo WARS, Halo 3 ODST and most recently, Halo: Reach. Humanit... read more
These books are a modern fitness studio for the brain! A total of 300 diverse puzzles help to keep your mind flexible and train your mental stamina in logical and mathematical thinking. Time and time again, the collection of widely-varied games of mental agility contained in these two volumes will set you new tasks to challen... read more
After his ambitious project to create a 1/1 scale Spitfire, James May returns to the brand synonymous with model kits to learn more about the history of Airfix. Over the years Airfix's range has included figures, trains, trackside accessories, military vehicles, engines, rockets, sailing ships, warships, liners, vintage cars,... read more
Fresh from his world record attempt at the legendary Brooklands motor racing circuit, in which the Toy Stories team built a 2.7-mile circuit entirely out of Scalextric track, James May re-enters the world of Scalextric, Britain's leading slot-car racing brand. Remembering many childhood hours spent recreating the thrills and ... read more
There are 62 lego bricks for every person in the world, and at age 30, Jonathan Bender realized that he didn't have a single one of them. While reconsidering his childhood dream of becoming a Master Model Builder for The Lego Group, he discovers the men and women who are skewing the averages with collections of hundreds of th... read more
Starting with simple tricks such as shuffling and progressing to the more complex, you can explore the various branches of magic to find tricks that will be as entertaining to watch as they are to perform.
Every day around the world millions of people enter virtual worlds through video games. These games are now the fastest-growing form of entertainment – and being played by people of all ages. International communities are coming together to play, have fun and share ideas – without ever meeting. How To Play A Video... read more
A great starter for new family history researchers plus valuable advice and information for people who want to move to the next stage: writing and publishing their family's story. Expanded from lectures given by John MacGibbon at the National Library of New Zealand.
Retracing the forty glorious years of a firm, of a brand of kits intended for beginners just as much as it was for the most demanding buffs
Instructables is back with this compact book focused on a series of projects designed to get you thinking creatively about thinking green. Twenty Instructables illustrate just how simple it can be to make your own backyard chicken coop, or turn a wine barrel into a rainwater collector. Illustrated with dozens of full-color ph... read more
Brick City is a celebration of the world's favourite buildings and urban icons, recreated solely using Lego bricks. While to many, Lego bricks are 'just a toy,' to an ever-growing army of fans they provide a challenging and enjoyable modelling medium. These fans, calling themselves 'AFOLs' or Adult Fans of Lego have taken it ... read more
These 101 classic projects from the pages of Popular Mechanics will bring out the kid in everyone! Go full speed ahead with these wonderful things to build, from a Motor Car, Motorcycle-powered Catamaran and Ferris Wheel to a Spring-propelled Toy Steam Engine and an entire Electric-Locomotive Model and Track System. You'll fi... read more
64 pages This is the second in the new Modelling Manual series which sets out to help the more experienced modeller to improve techniques and expand their modelling horizons. Working with models like the MIG27 Fulcrum, the A-10, and the WW1 Roland Walfisch the reader is shown how with patience and care these and other models... read more
This is a bumper selection of more than 200 of the most stimulating and entertaining recent cryptic challenges from the pages of "The Daily Telegraph", which has been running these puzzles for over eighty years. They continue to baffle, infuriate and delight readers on a daily basis and are available here for those who need m... read more