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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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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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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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Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure

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by Lewis-Jones, Huw
Shortlisted for a 2016 Edward Standford Travel Writing Award. Despite dramatic advances in technology and equipment over the centuries, there is one vital piece of kit in most explorers' pockets that hasn't changed much at all - the journal. The sketchbooks and journals presented here allow us the opportunity to share, through their own eyes and thoughts, the on-the-spot reactions of around 70 intrepid i...
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Magnum Photos: 100 Postcards

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by Magnum
Thames & Hudson has enjoyed exceptional commercial success and critical acclaim in its collaborative ventures with Magnum Photos, notably with Magnum Magnum and Magnum Contact Sheets, which have combined sales of over 200,000 copies to date across eleven languages. With their seventieth anniversary approaching in 2017, Magnum Photos has entered into an exclusive agreement with Thames & Hudson for the creati...
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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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Photobox: 250 Images You Need to See

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by Koch, Roberto
PhotoBox presents a collection of 250 photographs by 200 of the world's most prominent photographers, ranging from legendary masters to contemporary stars, in a compact paperback format. Photographers include Ansel Adams, Richard Avedon, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, David LaChapelle, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, and many more. Each image is accompa...
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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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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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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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Mary Poppins Up, Up and Away

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by Druvert, Helene
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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 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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The Norse Myths: A Guide to the Gods and Heroes

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by Larrington, Carolyne
Who were the Norse gods - the mighty Aesyr, led by Odinn, and the mysterious Vanir? In The Norse Myths we meet this passionate and squabbling pantheon, and learn of the mythological cosmos they inhabit. Passages translated from the Old Norse bring this legendary world to life, from the myths of creation to ragnarok, the prophesied end of the world at the hands of Loki's army of monsters and giants, and ever...
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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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What's Up?

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by Cosneau, Olivia
Hey little owl, what are you doing? I'm waking up! What's up, Mr Pelican? I'm having my dinner! 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 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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Herbarium

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by Hildebrand, Caz
Herbarium explores the histories, associations and uses of 100 herbs, as well as providing ideas for both food and wellbeing. Each entry features a specially commissioned illustration with texts that include the botanical name, place of origin, varieties and areas where the herb is most commonly grown. The essence of each herb is explored in a brief history peppered with interesting anecdotes, complemented ...
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