Take a journey through the makers and shapers of celluloid history. From horror to romance, noir to slapstick, adventure to tragedy, western to new wave, this selection gathers the greats of 20th century cinema into one indispensable guide to movie gold. The collection is arranged chronologically an..
Chairs displayed on their own as pure form. This is an overview of the 20th century. More than any other piece of furniture, the chair has been subjected to the wildest dreams of the designers. The particular curve of a backrest, or the twist of a leg, the angle of a seat or the color of the entire ..
An elegant addition to the successful "1001" series--a comprehensive, chronological guide to the most important thoughts from the finest minds of the past 3,000 years. 1001 Ideas That Changed the Way We Think is a comprehensive guide to the most interesting and imaginative thoughts from the finest m..
This is the ultimate book for the Netflix and boxset generation, featuring all the greatest drama series ever broadcast as well as the weirdest game shows, controversial reality TV experiments and breathtaking nature documentaries. It is a must for anyone who wants to know why India's Ramayan is leg..
A pocket-sized guide offering bite-size information at a great price, 101 Essential Tips makes learning quick and easy, offering speedy answers to key questions.101 Essential Tips: Crochet takes you through everything you need to know to start crocheting, from choosing yarn and making your first sli..
Wheels of history: From the Model T and DB5 to the VW Beetle and the Hummer Henry Fordjump-started the age of the automobile with the first assembly-line car in 1908: theModel T. Over the next century the automobile evolved from chugging workhorse to tail fin era showboat to sleek status symbol, com..
Celebrate 30 years of WrestleMania! 30 years of WrestleMania provides amazing in-depth coverage of WWE's Wrestlemania from its inception right up to the present day. You can relive each exciting match with exclusive interviews with Superstars, Divas and more. Stunning visuals and never-before-seen s..
From the people who've been delivering trustworthy guidebooks to every destination in the world for 40 years, Lonely Planet's 50 Natural Wonders To Blow Your Mind will take you on a tour of the world's most mind-boggling wild and wonderful places, and help you discover just how extraordinary our pl..
The story of Alfa Romeo, the prestigious Italian marque which created some of the most memorable cars of all time during its 100 year-plus history, is told by specification after specification in a "virtual gallery" of many of the models produced by the company, both road-goers and racers. The 1750 ..
Richard Hammond explains All About Physics in this popular, award-winning series, from the discoveries of ancient Greece to Einstein via Galileo and Newton.Physics doesn't just happen in a lab - it happens in the kitchen, in your bath, in a car! Join a thrilling high-energy journey through time, spa..
Asimov tells the stories behind the science: the men and women who made the important discoveries and how they did it. Ranging from Galilei, Achimedes, Newton and Einstein, he takes the most complex concepts and explains it in such a way that a first-time reader on the subject feels confident on his..
Carry the world in your pocket - now in its 6th editionIt might be small, but Atlas covers every region of the world, from the Atacama Desert to the Zagros Mountains. Now fully revised and updated, digital landscape modelling combined with important roads, railways, rivers and settlements give a com..
Ben Goldacre's wise and witty bestseller, shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, lifts the lid on quack doctors, flaky statistics, scaremongering journalists and evil pharmaceutical corporations. Since 2003 Dr Ben Goldacre has been exposing dodgy medical data in his popular Guardian column. In th..
Find out what you're taking with the BMA Concise Guide to Medicine and Drugs, the quick reference guide to more than 2,500 prescription and over-the-counter drugs from Britain's leading medical authority, the BMA.Jargon-free and easy-to-follow, get all the vital information you need on today's drugs..
An intimate understanding of botany will help any artist create vibrant and realistic art.Sarah Simblet's masterclass provides you with an awareness and appreciation of plants and flowers and shows how to apply that knowledge to your art.Covering every type of plant, from the tiniest mosses and lich..
We owe a great debt to Jean Baptiste Marc Bourgery (1797-1849) for his Atlas of Anatomy, which was not only a massive event in medical history, but also remains one of the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated anatomical treatises ever published. Bourgery began work on his magnificent atlas..
From the Short-tailed Blue Butterfly to the Winter Moth, discover over 325 species of butterflies and moths with this pocket-sized guide.In-situ photographs and no nonsense notes covering both anatomy and identifying marks will help you identify them in the field quickly and accurately.Maps show you..
Discover the wonderful world of dinosaurs, in this lavishly illustrated activity book! Entertaining and educational in equal measure, this activity book is packed with fabulous facts, prehistoric puzzles, stunning stickers and a pull-out poster to test your dinosaur knowledge! Draw Tyrannosaurus, he..
Looking forward to welcoming your new cat or kitten? Complete Cat Care combines everything you need to know about cats and cat care in one practical manual, with day-to- day advice on cat grooming, cat behaviour and nutrition, as well as cat health and cat disorders. This cat book is packed with exp..
Complete Flags of the World tells you everything you need to know about flags, from the meaning behind the designs and symbols, to information on the use of flags and banners in other fields. Spanning geography, communications, politics, sports, culture, and more, this handy pocket-sized guide is th..
Comprehensive, fully illustrated and up-to-date, Complete Horse Care Manual is a thoroughbred guide to horse care. An excellent working relationship with your horse is based on understanding and communication. These lie at the heart of this practical guide. From day-to-day upkeep, stabling, and groo..
If you're fascinated by Ferraris and mad about Mercedes, Cool Cars is perfect for you, showing you all your favourite cars.Cool Cars is a visual car guide showcasing a selection of the best cars, handpicked by car expert Quentin Willson. Stunning multi-angle photography shows you the true craftsmans..
An exclusive close-up at Dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures.Dinosaurs's a childrens Encyclopedia is a complete visual encyclopedia covering the entire range of prehistoric animal life for younger readers. It's jam-packed with over 100 dinosaurs and entries on all the best known prehistoric an..
In Either/Or, using the voices of two characters – the aesthetic young man of part one, called simply 'A', and the ethical Judge Vilhelm of the second section – Kierkegaard reflects upon the search for a meaningful existence, contemplating subjects as diverse as Mozart, drama, boredom, and, in the f..
Tourists killed in Tunisia, Jihadi John targeted by drone strikes, carnage in Paris and hundreds of thousands of Syrians risking everything to reach Europe in an attempt to escape the violence. Islamic State's reign of terror continues. Back in June 2014 Islamic State had launched an astonishing bli..
Know thyself. This book explores the complex and amazing universe that lives beneath your skin. From the eccentric Museo La Specola in Florence comes this amazing collection of waxworks depicting the human anatomy in all its dazzling complexity. A selection of wax bodies and body part and organ stud..
From Cyprinids to Blennies and Koi, a new edition of this complete owner’s manual for keeping all types of fish Get the lowdown on keeping fish with this comprehensive guide for fish lovers. You’ll find everything you need to know on marine varieties to freshwater, tropical to coldwater, whether you..
A philosopher, essayist, novelist, pornographer and fervent Catholic who came to regard the brothels of Paris as his true 'churches', Georges Bataille ranks among the boldest and most disturbing of twentieth-century thinkers. In this influential study he links the underlying sexual basis of religion..
From the early beginnings of human civilization in prehistoric times, to the first manned space flight and beyond, discover all about the things that have influenced our past and shaped our world today.You'll meet great rulers and politicians, philosophers and revolutionaries who have changed world ..
3,000 years of fashion history in one stylish visual guideFashion is the definitive guide to the evolution of costume and style. Tracing 3,000 years from the early draped fabrics of ancient times to today's catwalk sensations, this is your own personal fashion show through history.Breathtaking in it..
Discover everything you ever wanted to know about anything with this first reference for young readers and writersAn inspiring and comprehensive collection of the best in the DK First Reference series, all gathered together in one superb volume. From prehistoric life to space travel, bacteria to the..
Packed with more than 1,000 amazing photographs of over 500 species, this handbook is designed to cut through the complicated identification process and enable you to recognize species instantly. Covers everything from what a fossil is, how they are classified to how to start a collection.Perfect fo..
A glorious encyclopedia from expert Judith Miller, showcasing more than 3,000 years of design. From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form. Packed with tips on how to recognise the key elements of each period and featuring lavish, full-colour ph..
From Amber to Rubellite, discover over 130 varieties of cut and uncut stones, organic gemstones and precious metals.800 incredible photos, precise annotations and detailed descriptions, including everything from gemstone shapes to their composition, will help you to identify different stones quickly..
For the first time, the stories of every venue to host a Formula One World Championship race have been brought together with bespoke digital maps of each track to create the ultimate guide to the circuits of F1. Written by award-winning journalist Maurice Hamilton with a foreword from three-time Wor..
The Great Thinkers is a collection of some of the most important ideas of Eastern and Western culture - drawn from the works of those philosophers, political theorists, sociologists, artists and novelists whom we believe have the most to offer to us today. We've worked hard to make the thinkers in t..
The ultimate survival guide, How to Write a Movie in 21 Days takes the aspiring screenwriter the shortest distance from blank page to complete script. Viki King's Inner Movie Method is a specific step-by-step process designed to get the story in the writer's onto the page. This method guides the wo..
Discover fascinating facts about the human body in Human Anatomy. Did you know that your stomach is only a centimetre away from the bottom of your heart? You'll get to see all the biological wonders of the human body, often at life-size, with spectacular anatomical images showing the body's structur..
DK's James Bond Ultimate Sticker Collection is a fun and exciting introduction to the world-famous superspy.Over 1,000 stickers celebrate James Bond's secret agent skills, his gadget-packed cars, the power-mad supervillains he's battled and the loyal allies that have helped him and his unforgettable..
From the ‘Rolling Rapture’ to the ‘Divine Entwine’ 365 sexy positions straight from the Kama Sutra promises a year of seriously great sex. Whether you want slow, sensual lovemaking or a quick, orgasmic fix, find a position for every time, place and mood.‘Divine Moment’ suggestions, ‘Pure Nirvana’ ti..
This title helps you spice up your sex life with a new sex position for every day of the year. You can surprise your sexual partner with 365 different sexual positions- one for each day of the year. Experience the wave of erotica and erotic fiction with sexy Kama Sutra skills from the sensual Kama S..
The dinosaur world as you've never seen it beforeKnowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! reveals jaw-dropping 3D dinosaur images which show each awe- inspiring creature in greater detail than ever before and bring the wonders of the dinosaur world to life.This is the only dinosaur encyclopedia you'll ever ..
Written in association with the Royal Geographical Society (RGS), Mountaineers tells the story of the pioneers who first conquered the giddy heights of our planet. Full of great tales of endurance and perseverance, more than 80 of the top mountaineers are profiled from Hadrian to Hilary. Share in th..
2000s: A cinematic odyssey The films that defined the noughties Our Movies series enters the 21st century with this definitive line-up of 99 of the most important films made during the 2000s, an age of evergreen franchises, historical epics, and comic-book superheroes, as well as fast-evolving CGI a..
Mushrooms & Toadstools contains all the information you need to identify, forage for or avoid fungi from all around the world. Based on the best-selling The Mushroom Book (9780751302585), this completely revised and updated edition is the perfect fungi book for mushroom lovers everywhere.Inside you'..
From the heroes of Ancient Greece to The Dreaming of Australian aborigines, here are the myths that, thousands of years after they were first told, are still relevant today.Unravel the meaning and context behind the myths, understand their cultural significance and discover the characters and themes..
From red beryls to rubies, pick through Nature Guide Gems, a beautiful guide to earth's most precious stones.Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Nature Guide Gems is packed full of stunning images that reveal the intricate details and unique characteristics of earth's treasur..
From malachite to meteorites, leaf through Nature Guide Rocks and Minerals, a beautiful guide profiling the world's specimens.Part of a new generation of compact natural history guides, Rocks and Minerals is packed full of stunning images that reveal intricate details and unique characteristics of t..