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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 6 - 13 working days Featuring rare and historic photographs, this book takes a pictorial look at a lost world of Edwardian streets, shops, cinemas and canals in West London's Paddington. Today the area is part of the City of Westminster and is a centre for transport, with the famous Paddington railway station, designed by celebrated engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, forming the terminus of the Great Western Railway. Comparison images from the present day show how times have changed, while a range of post-war scenes reveal Paddington as many will remember it. Grand Victorian townscapes and slummy byways are revealed in this entertaining and colourful compilation. Features Summary This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Bayswater to Little Venice has changed and developed over the last two hundred or so years. Author Brian Girling Publisher Amberley Publishing Release date 20160310 Pages 96 ISBN 1-4456-4717-6 ISBN 13 978-1-4456-4717-3
R 293
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days Despite its remote location, surrounded by the high ground of the North Yorkshire Moors, Whitby has featured significantly in history throughout the years. One of the earliest records of Whitby is from AD 656, when Oswy, a Christian king of Northumbria, founded the first abbey there. In AD 664, the town was the setting for the famous Synod of Whitby. Other significant aspects of Whitby's legacy include: the role of Captain Cook, who learned seamanship when based in the town; its role as a fishing port, and its important as a base for whalers; and the jet jewellery industry, which flourished in the second half of the nineteenth century. Today, Whitby is a major tourist attraction, and people come from far and wide to visit this picturesque town. More recent events, festivals associated with the town's link to Dracula, and the 'Goth Weekend', have ensured the town continues to thrive. There have been some inevitable changes to the town and its architecture over the years, but Whitby continues to appeal to and spark the imagination of so many people. Features Summary This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Whitby has changed and developed through the ages. Author Mike Hitches Publisher Amberley Publishing Release date 20131015 Pages 96 ISBN 1-4456-2171-1 ISBN 13 978-1-4456-2171-5
R 281
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 8 - 15 working days Home to the largest medieval gothic cathedral north of the Alps, York is one of Europe's most historically interesting cities. However, there is still more to be discovered - much that is shrouded in mystery and that has been kept secret. This clandestine aspect of York's history has been difficult to unearth and, for that reason, it is not always included in standard histories or guides to the city. Join author Paul Chrystal on an exciting and dramatic journey through the cobbled streets of this picturesque city as he exposes and unravels some of the more arcane aspects of York's chequered past. Features Summary Explore York's secret history through a fascinating selection of stories, facts and photographs. Author Paul Chrystal Publisher Amberley Publishing Release date 20141115 Pages 96 ISBN 1-4456-4051-1 ISBN 13 978-1-4456-4051-8
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 15 working days Ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan civilizations come to life in this illustrated selection of 100 highlights from the famous collections of classical art of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. An introduction by curator Christine Kondoleon describes the geographic range, stylistic progression and technical development of art in the classical world, and a second essay briefly relates tales of conservation and the provenance of some of the featured objects. In the main body of the book, the highlighted artworks are grouped into five broad themes: Myth and Religion, Heroes and Warriors, Love and Loss, Daily Life and Beasts and Beauties. Celebrated mosaics, statues and vases share the stage with less familiar jewelry, coins and glassware, with each piece accompanied by a concise discussion of its artistic creation and cultural context. Both common themes and distinctions emerge in cross-cultural discussions of topics such as war and politics, commemoration of the dead, sports and entertainment and the human form, providing rich insight into the astonishing civilizations that produced and used these fascinating objects so many centuries ago. Features Summary Ancient Greek, Roman and Etruscan civilizations come to life in this illustrated selection of 100 highlights from the MFA's famous collections of classical art... Author Christine Kondoleon Publisher Museum of Fine Arts, Boston Release date 20081201 Pages 240 ISBN 0-87846-728-9 ISBN 13 978-0-87846-728-0
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 12 working days Cartilage defects are common. Cartilage repair surgery is not only fascinating but also surgically challenging. There are books dealing with basic science and some surgical aspect. This book fills a gap in surgical techniques for cartilage repair. All of the surgical chapters are logically organised, covering patient selection, patient setup/positioning, surgical approach, potential complications and troubleshooting. An attempt is made to compare with various surgical techniques. This book also covers anaesthesia, postoperative follow-up, pain management and rehabilitation. Both the editors and the authors are renowned experts in the field. This book will be invaluable for orthopaedic and sports medicine surgeons (consultants and training doctors) and is also of potential interest to physiotherapists, medical students, general practitioners, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, and rheumatology specialists. Features Summary All of the surgical chapters are logically organised, covering patient selection, patient setup/positioning, surgical approach, potential complications and troubleshooting. Author A. Ananthram Shetty (Editor), Seok-Jung Kim (Editor), Norimasa Nakamura (Editor), Mats Brittberg (Editor) Publisher Springer-Verlag Release date 20140412 Pages 385 ISBN 3-642-41920-8 ISBN 13 978-3-642-41920-1
R 2.555
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days Hove, west of its immediate neighbour Brighton, was a small fishing village on the Sussex coast until its development in the early 19th century as a fashionable seaside resort for wealthy Londoners following the patronage of the Prince Regent, later George IV. Elegant Regency estates and large Victorian mansions were built in Hove, most of which survive today albeit as flats, and the town is also characterised by the wide boulevards and avenues laid down in that era. Sussex Cricket Club made Hove its home, as did Brighton & Hove Albion FC until it relocated in the 1990s. Hove has always retained its separate identity to Brighton, and today is proud to be a counterpoint to its neighbour. Hove: The Postcard Collection takes the reader on an evocative journey into Hove's past through a selection of old postcards which offer a fascinating window into the history of this historic town in East Sussex. Features Summary Takes the reader on an evocative journey into Hove's past through a selection of beautiful old postcards. Author Trevor Cox Publisher Amberley Publishing Release date 20190715 Pages 96 ISBN 1-4456-9000-4 ISBN 13 978-1-4456-9000-1
R 279
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 6 - 13 working days Pirogi, blini, and borscht are familiar enough to many people, but what surprises might await us when we try ukha, khinkali, khachapuri, lahmadjo or plov? Russia, the Ukraine, and the countries of the Caucasus offer a wealth of culinary delicacies that are hardly known to us, a myriad of foods and flavors fed by the most diverse influences and cultures at the intersection of Orient and Occident. The spectrum extends from traditional fish and meat specialties of the nomadic peoples in northern Russia to sweets with a touch of oriental flavor favored in Azerbaijan. This new volume of Culinaria explores the extraordinary breadth of this fascinating cuisine of many cultures in informative texts written by selected experts with deep understanding of the countries, paired with impressive photography. In addition to providing background information about the various lands and the foods that are typical of each of them, readers will find a generous selection of authentic recipes that invite them to explore this new culinary terrain up close and personal, through cooking, eating, and enjoying. Features Summary This new volume of Culinaria explores the extraordinary breadth of this fascinating cuisine of many cultures in informative texts written by selected experts with deep understanding of the countries... Author Marion Trutter Publisher Ullmann Publishing Release date 20150401 Pages 372 ISBN 3-8480-0213-2 ISBN 13 978-3-8480-0213-9
R 327
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Subtitle: Fascinating Facts, Stories, Poems, Diagrams, and Jokes Plucked from Science and its History Author: Simon Flynn Publisher: Icon Books (2013) ISBN-10: 1848314167 ISBN-13: 9781848314160 Condition: Very Good Binding: Hardcover Pages: 224 Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.4 x 2.5 cm +++ by Simon Flynn +++ The Science Magpie is a compelling collection of scientific curiosities in the style of Schott's Original Miscellany. It is full of quirky, interesting scientific facts and anecdotes from across science and its history.  Expand your knowledge as you view the history of the Earth on the face of a clock, tremble at the power of the Richter scale and learn how to measure the speed of light in your kitchen. Skip through time with Darwin's note on the pros and cons of marriage, take part in an 1858 Cambridge exam, meet the African schoolboy with a scientific puzzle named after him and much more. A wonderful selection of fascinating Science trivia.
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 11 working days This fun book, part of the popular Cool series, is a fascinating introduction to world mythology, broken up into handy bite-sized chunks. It covers all the main world mythologies, including Sumerian, Incan, African, Native American, African, Egyptian, Persian, Hindu, Norse and, of course, Greek and Roman, including the famous Olympians (Zeus, Hera, Poseidon and others). It begins with a selection of creation myths from different cultures (for example the Dreamtime of Aboriginal Australian mythology) and delves into individual stories from mythology, such as Perseus meeting Medusa and Pandora's box. It covers fantastical mythological creatures from the fearsome Manticore from Persian legend to the modern-day Yeti, plus giants, dragons and the Phoenix. It explores mythological places like Atlantis and various versions of the afterlife, from the idyllic Arthurian Avalon to the rather less pleasant Yomi, the dark and gloomy underworld of Japanese mythology. Ancient myths are still relevant to today's society, explaining traditions and giving lasting moral lessons. But most of all, they're entertaining adventures that connect us to the past - and this book is the perfect introduction to how cool mythology really is. Word count: 20,000 Features Summary This fun book, part of the popular Cool series, is a fascinating introduction to world mythology, broken up into handy bite-sized chunks. It covers all the main world mythologies... Author Malcolm Croft (Author), Damien Weighill (Illustrator) Publisher Portico Books Release date 20160811 Pages 112 ISBN 1-910232-84-X ISBN 13 978-1-910232-84-2
R 179
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Subtitle: Athletes Who Inspired a Nation Author: Bronwen Leak Publisher: Zebra Press (2014) Edition: First Edition ISBN-10: 177022453X ISBN-13: 9781770224537 Condition: Very Good. Some wear to cover, edges and corners. Binding: Softcover Pages: 306 Dimensions: 22.7 x 17 x 2.2 cm +++ by Bronwen Leak +++ Features a selection of 100 South African sports personalities who have either excelled at their sport and/or helped shape South African sport as we know it. Covers all the major sporting codes, from the turn of the twentieth century to the present day such as mainstream sports such as rugby, cricket, soccer, tennis and golf to less-followed but equally fascinating disciplines such as surfing and free-diving.
R 77
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This item is sold brand new. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 7 - 13 working days Highlights of the extraordinary wartime diaries of Ivan Maisky, Soviet ambassador to London The terror and purges of Stalin's Russia in the 1930s discouraged Soviet officials from leaving documentary records let alone keeping personal diaries. A remarkable exception is the unique diary assiduously kept by Ivan Maisky, the Soviet ambassador to London between 1932 and 1943. This selection from Maisky's diary, never before published in English, grippingly documents Britain's drift to war during the 1930s, appeasement in the Munich era, negotiations leading to the signature of the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact, Churchill's rise to power, the German invasion of Russia, and the intense debate over the opening of the second front. Maisky was distinguished by his great sociability and access to the key players in British public life. Among his range of regular contacts were politicians (including Churchill, Chamberlain, Eden, and Halifax), press barons (Beaverbrook), ambassadors (Joseph Kennedy), intellectuals (Keynes, Sidney and Beatrice Webb), writers (George Bernard Shaw, H. G. Wells), and indeed royalty. His diary further reveals the role personal rivalries within the Kremlin played in the formulation of Soviet policy at the time. Scrupulously edited and checked against a vast range of Russian and Western archival evidence, this extraordinary narrative diary offers a fascinating revision of the events surrounding the Second World War. Features Summary Highlights of the extraordinary wartime diaries of Ivan Maisky, Soviet ambassador to London Author Ivan Maisky (Author), Gabriel Gorodetsky (Editor) Publisher Yale University Press Release date 20150902 Pages 589 ISBN 0-300-18067-5 ISBN 13 978-0-300-18067-1
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(This title is available on demand: expected date of dispatch will be 4-7 working days once ordered) Ever wondered how perfumes are developed? Or why different scents appeal to different people? The Chemistry of Fragrances 2nd Edition offers answers to these questions, providing a fascinating insight into the perfume industry, from the conception of an idea to the finished product. It discusses the technical, artistic and commercial challenges of the perfume industry in an informative and engaging style, with contributions from leading experts in the field. The book begins with a historical introduction and covers all aspects of the development process - from customer brief to producing a fragrance including; * Ingredients acquisition * Ingredient design and manufacture * Design and analysis of fragrance * Sensory aspects including odour perception * Psychological impact of fragrance * Technical challenges * Safety An updated section on the measurement of fragrance discusses the role of senses in marketing consumer products. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the perfumery business and includes an extensive bibliography to enable those interested to explore the field further. It also comes complete with a selection of colour illustrations and a fragranced page. Format:Hardback
R 839
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Witwatersrand University Press, 2000. Soft cover, 160 pages. Very good condition. Tightly bound.  Under 1kg. Needlework made by collectives is a significant contemporary art form in Southern Africa. The outcome of initiatives directed at upgrading the economic position of women, these art works are devised as vehicles through which women can support themselves and, in the case of rural projects, attract capital into communities in which job opportunities are scarce or non-existent. In this detailed and beautifully illustrated book, which also serves as a catalog of a travelling exhibition, a selection of writers explore the fascinating narratives in Weya appliques.    
R 90
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