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The London County Council Bomb Damage Maps 1939-1945

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by London Metropolitan Archives
London suffered a great deal of bomb damage between 1939-1945, the impact of which is still evident in its urban and social landscapes. As a key record of the attack, the London County Council Bomb Damage Maps represent destruction on a huge scale, recording buildings and streets reduced to smoke and rubble. The full set of maps is made up of 110 hand-coloured 1:2500. Ordnance Survey base sheets ori...
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The Great Cities in History

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by John Julius Norwich
From the origins of urbanization in Mesopotamia to the global metropolises of today, great cities have marked the development of human civilization. The Great Cities in History tells their stories, from Uruk and Memphis to Tokyo and Sao Paulo.
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Islamic Geometric Design

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by Broug, Eric
Islamic geometric designs are admired worldwide for their beauty and marvellous intricacy, yet in truth they are seldom understood. Indeed, their complexity and artistry can seem almost beyond the powers of human ingenuity. In this handsomely illustrated volume, artist and teacher Eric Broug analyses and explains these complex designs in their historical and physical context. His own original drawings accom...
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Hokusai Pop-Ups

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by Watson McCarthy, Courtney
Hokusai (1760-1849) was an extraordinarily prolific Japanese master artist and printmaker of the ukiyo-e ('pictures of the floating world') school. More than 150 years after his death, his legacy remains as important as any Western painter's. Hokusai's work inspired a roll-call of great artists including Van Gogh, Renoir, Monet, Gauguin, Manet, Degas and Klimt as well as craftsmen and architects such as Fra...
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The Great Explorers

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by Robin Hanbury-Tenison (editor)
The Great Explorers profiles 40 of the world’s greatest explorers, from Europe, America, Asia and Australia. The man who has been hailed as the greatest explorer of the recent times, Robin Hanbury-Tenison presents us with the men and women who trod the paths never taken before and who changed our perception of the world through their courageous explorations, opening our eyes to the physical, natural and his...
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The Modern Explorers

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by Hanbury-Tenison, Robin
Exploration has never been more popular and any idea that there is nowhere left to explore is instantly disproved by the contemporary explorers who are showcased here. Most of the accounts are written by the explorers themselves, and they all vividly describe challenging and extraordinary expeditions to some of the remotest parts of the world, in extremes of temperature and aridity, often alone and on the e...
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A Sea Voyage: A Pop-Up Story About All Sorts of Boats

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by Lo Monaco, Gerard
This inventive and beautifully produced pop-up book follows a couple and their small dog as they journey across the sea in a tiny sailing boat, encountering extraordinary boats from all around the world as they go. Gerard Lo Monaco is one of the world's finest paper engineers, and this is reflected in the rich detail of the pop-up boats. The five Pantone colours give the book a contemporary feel with a touc...
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Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away

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by Druvert, Helene
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Chineasy Workbook

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by Lan, Shao
Where Chineasy's books, flashcards and memory game helped learners to recognize a diverse range of characters, this new workbook offers the opportunity to practise writing Chinese characters. Noma Bar's playful and appealing colour illustrations are interspersed with practical pages showing learners how to write the characters themselves. Short facts illuminate the meaning of a character or the origin of it...
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The Book of Bees!

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by Socha, Piotr
How do bees communicate? What does a beekeeper do? Did you know that Napoleon loved bees[unk] Who survived being stung by 2,443 bees? This book answers all these questions and many more, tracking the history of bees from the time of the dinosaurs to their current plight.
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Mountains: Epic Cycling Climbs

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by Michael Blann
The mountains of Europe have many different meanings to many different people. For the locals they are a way of life; for visitors they represent breathtaking beauty, active holidays and peaceful moments.
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Weatherland: Writers & Artists Under English Skies

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by Alexandra Harris
Writers and artists across the centuries, from Chaucer to Ian McEwan, and from the creator of the Luttrell Psalter in the 14th century to John Piper in the 20th, looking up at the same skies and walking in the same brisk air, have felt very different things and woven them into their novels, poems and paintings. Alexandra Harris' subject is not the weather itself, but the weather as it is daily recreated in ...
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The House That Flew Away

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by Cali, Davide
Getting home after a long day's work to find your house flying off - now there's an upsetting situation. What can you do? Who should you ask for help? As we all know, buildings don't come with an instruction manual, but even if they did, would anyone think to include a chapter on airborne houses? This story is about that rare phenomenon: a house that takes a notion to take off. There isn't an easy solution ...
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Hirameki: Cats & Dogs: Draw What You See

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by Hu, Peng
Draw funny dogs and get into a sunny mood. Draw comical cats and give your day a boost. If you feel like fun and have a pen. It's time to follow your imagination!. Hirameki - 'brainwave' or 'flash of inspiration' in Japanese - is where doodling and imagination come together. Simply put, it's the art of turning a random blot into something amazing, just by adding a few dots and lines. If it's true that you c...
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Unseen Extremes: Mapping the World's Greatest Mountains

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by Dech, Stefan
Unseen Extremes marks a new milestone in Earth observation and Alpine exploration, presenting thirteen of the world's great mountains in a manner never seen before. The German Centre for Aviation and Space Travel created very precise digital pictures of the mountains with the aid of satellite photographs taken from a height of several hundred kilometres. Scientists used these to produce models of the terrai...
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Monsters: A Bestiary of the Bizarre

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by Dell, Christopher
Monsters have preoccupied mankind from the earliest times: even cave art includes animal-human monsters. Certainly monsters were present in the ancient religions of Egypt and Mesopotamia; the Old Testament describes the giant land and sea monsters Behemoth and Leviathan, while in the world of Classical mythology, monsters embody the fantasies of the gods and the cruellest punishments of human beings. While ...
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This or That?

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by Chedru, Delphine
Do you prefer cats or dogs? Chocolate or vanilla ice-cream? The hen or the egg? Mummy...or Daddy? These pages are packed with interactive tabs that put children in the driving seat. A pop-up book with flaps to lift, tabs to pull and plenty of surprises.
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This Book Thinks You're a Scientist: Imagine * Experiment * Create

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by Russell, Harriet
"This book Thinks You're a Scientist" explores seven key scientific areas in the Science Museum's new interactive gallery for children: force and motion, electricity and magnetism, earth and space, light, matter, sound and mathematics. Each spread centres on an open-ended question or activity, with space on the page for the child to write, draw or interact with the book. Imagine dogs are magnetic! Design ho...
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The Munich Art Hoard: Hitler's Dealer and His Secret Legacy

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by Hickley, Catherine
In February 2012, in a Munich flat belonging to an elderly recluse, German customs authorities seized an astonishing hoard of more than 1,400 paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. When Cornelius Gurlitt's trove became public in November 2013, it caused a worldwide media sensation. Catherine Hickley has delved into archives and conducted dozens of interviews to uncover the story behind the headlines. H...
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Sunken Cities: Egypt's Lost Worlds

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by Goddio, Franck
Beneath the waters of Abukir Bay, at the edge of the Nile Delta, lie the submerged remains of the ancient Egyptian cities Naukratis and Thonis-Heracleion, which sank over 1,000 years ago but were dramatically rediscovered in the 20th century and brought to the surface by marine archaeologists in the 1990s. These pioneering underwater excavations continue today, and have yielded a wealth of ancient artefacts...
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