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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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Explorers' Sketchbooks: The Art of Discovery & Adventure

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by Lewis-Jones, Huw
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 individuals as they journeyed into frozen wastes, high mountains, ...
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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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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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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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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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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 Big Book of Bugs

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by Zommer, Yuval
Introductory spreads explain that bugs live nearly everywhere on Earth and give tips on how to become a young bug spotter. The book is divided into key groups of bugs, including beetles, moths, butterflies, bees, snails, crickets, grasshoppers, worms and spiders, all illustrated with scenic compositions. Some spreads approach the world of bugs thematically, such as bugs that come out at night, baby creepy-c...
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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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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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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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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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Magnum Photos: 3 Sketchbooks

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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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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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Through the Forest

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by Brocoli, Steffie
Can you find the best way through the forest and meet all the fascinating characters that live there? Some are noisy, some are tiny and some are quite scary. You choose which route to take, jumping from page to page, so no two adventures are the same. You might fly with the birds or scamper with the insects, but watch out - you never know who's hiding on the next page...
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Romans Who Shaped Britain

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by Moorhead, Sam
Roman Britain was created not by impersonal historical forces, but by men and women, each driven by ambition, aspiration and passion. The Romans Who Shaped Britain explores the narrative of Britannia through the lives of its emperors, commanders, governors, officials and rebels. This rich cast of characters includes some, such as Caesar, Agricola and Boudica, who may be familiar; and others, such as Carausi...
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Hirameki: Draw What You See!

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by Hu, Peng
Every blot's an inspiration. Every line is free. Unlock your imagination. Draw what you see 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 can find happiness in little things, this book should keep your eyes, han...
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Chineasy Everyday: The World of Chinese Characters

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by ShaoLan
ShaoLan Hsueh, a Taiwanese entrepreneur based in London, couldn't find an effective way of teaching her children Chinese, so she developed a groundbreaking visual method to make reading characters fun and easy. By learning the most commonly occurring characters - the building blocks of the entire language - readers of all ages can swiftly grasp basic concepts and words. Chineasy Everyday teaches over 400 of...
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Can You Keep a Straight Face?

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by Gehin, Elisa
Can you keep a straight face? Straight eyebrows? Straight lips? A straight...nose? These pages are packed with interactive tabs that allow children to pull funny faces with impunity. A pop-up book with flaps to lift, tabs to pull and plenty of surprises!
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