A visual guide to how the world really works, through stunning infographics and data visualisations, thoroughly revised, recalculated and reimagined for this new edition. We are overwhelmed by information - from our phones, our televisions, our computers, our newspapers. This new edition of Information is Beautiful has been r... read more
|Author:||Lauren Cox & Janice Cox|
What's the hippest way to be green? Making your own hair conditioner, mouth rinse, lip gloss, and hand cream would be a start. Natural beauty maven Lauren Cox is bringing bath and body into the twenty-first century with easy, economical, and eco-friendly projects, featuring au courant ingredients-hemp oil, red tea, soy milk, ... read more
|Author:||Elizabeth Foley & B. Coates|
For all fans of Homework for Grown-ups, a fiendishly entertaining quiz book for all the family.
Whether your idea of fun is an evening spent with friends and family basking in the glow of twinkly Christmas tree lights while you take the opportunity to probe the most cob-webbed corners of your intellect, or if the joy of... read more
Acupuncture in Latin means A"sticking with the needle.A" Each of the 409 important acupuncture points is presented with an anatomical graphic, an overview of the meridian and a photo showing the needle placement. The combination of Chinese sources and the authors' therapeutic experiences provides a sensible balance between th... read more
202 Incredible Things to Make and Do on the Weekend delivers exactly what the title suggests: over 200 fun and creative projects and activities. The entries range in difficulty and complexity, and will fill anything from a wet afternoon to a whole weekend. Full of classic projects and traditional crafts, it makes an ideal gif... read more
Being given yet another pointless 'man manual' that told him fifty ways to tie a bow tie in under 30 seconds made James May certain there was a need for another kind of book. This book, in fact.
He reckons there are nine vital things that a chap should be able to do. Not stuff you can download from the internet, but re... read more
|Author:||Karen Weekes (ed.)|
With more than 3,000 quotations on fashion, family, science, art, history, love, laughter and more, this massive compilation proves once and for all that women know everything!
It's full of wit, wisdom, and inspiration from a host of legendary women - everyone from Abigail Adams and Eleanor Roosevelt to Oprah Winfrey, D... read more
Where would humanity be without fire, farming or wine? A great idea changes the path of human civilization. But which is the greatest of them all?
In The World's Greatest Idea, John Farndon has set out to find the answer with help from a panel of experts in the fields of science, the arts and philosophy.
From our earliest years we have heard proverbs, and many of them are repeated without much thought. Yes, 'birds of a feather flock together' and 'absence makes the heart grow fonder', but these sayings are so familiar that we are scarcely aware they are proverbs. It has been so for thousands of years, in every culture. It is ... read more
David Crystal's How Language Works is a fascinating tour through the world of language from one of today's most renowned experts. It ranges over everything from how children learn to read to what makes words rude or polite, from eyebrow flashes to whistling languages. Unlocking the secrets of communication in an accessible, e... read more
|Author:||Michael Pelusey & Jane Pelusey|
|Series:||Water Report - Macmillan Library S.|
Water is essential for life and its conservation is a fundamental concern for us all. This compelling series examines what we need to know and what we can do about preserving the world's water. It presents vital information on: the different ways we use water ways to manage our limited water supply what affects the suppl... read more
Inflight Science by Brian Clegg. If you've ever sat in an airport departure lounge and wondered how planes manage to stay in the air, or looked down from your seat and tried to figure out where you are, then this book is for you. Clegg explains the mysteries of air travel, from the x-ray machines at check in, to... read more
What does it mean to call yourself British in the 21st Century? If Obama was raised by his white mother, why is he the first black president? Why do Muslims feel more at home in America, which invaded Iraq, than in France, which opposed the invasion? Who are we, and why does it matter?
How do you get rid of unwanted guests? What do you do if there's a racket in the quiet carriage? How should you eat peas, and behave in queues? How to behave, like how to punctuate, is an aspect of life that many are no longer taught - and getting it wrong is the stuff of comedy at best and humiliation at worst. Thankfully, S... read more
|Author:||Bodleian Library the|
How should a motorist converse with the police? Should you switch off your headlights when another car approaches? What parts of the engine can you fix with a sheet of emery paper, insulating tape and copper wire? The 1920s heralded the age of motoring with the arrival of the 'affordable' Austin Seven and the increasing popul... read more
Bike riding is booming. The reasons are simple, like bike riding itself: it's healthy, sociable, makes you feel good, you can discover beautiful places at your own pace, and it can save you time and money. Little Bike Bible provides 365 simple tips to help keep you riding, every day of the year.
|Author:||Bodleian Library the|
Everyone knows a joke about mothers-in-law, but what are the golden rules you need to become a popular one? The authors of this pioneering guide, first published in the 1930s, aimed to dramatically improve relationships for all the family with sound advice which is as relevant today as it was in the early twentieth century: ... read more
The art of being a good wife is not an easy one. This little guide was written for the middle classes of the 1930s who were reading one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains advice by turns delightfully arcane and timelessly true, for example: It is a wife's duty to look... read more
Wretched writing is the lowest of the low; it is a felonious assault on the English language. Exuberantly excessive, it is a sin committed often by amateurs and all-too-frequently by gifted writers having an off day. In short, it's very bad writing. Truly bad. Appallingly bad. It's also very funny. A celebration of the wors... read more