Science & Nature (222)

Crystal Rhythms

ISBN: 9780764357947

Author: Kate O'Dell    Publisher: Red Feather

Mankind has been fascinated with the properties of crystals and gemstones throughout history―and for more than their beauty! This basic reference guide explor...


Mankind has been fascinated with the properties of crystals and gemstones throughout history―and for more than their beauty! This basic reference guide explores the usage and benefits of 80 crystals and gemstones, touching on attracting love or prosperity, instilling courage, lessening the effects of stress, and even shielding your spirit from negative energies. Learn about the basic chakra system, the human aura, and the meridians and discover just the right crystal for your needs, how to clean it, and how to use it. Find general explanations that are organized by color and then alphabetically, revealing innate qualities and common benefits. Two charts will help you cross-reference your interest with suggested crystals, helping you uncover advantages at a glance. Each stone is shown so that you can identify it as you prepare for your good health and well-being!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 178 x 178 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$55.00
Vampires of Lore

ISBN: 9780764357923

Author: A P Sylvia    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Vampire . . . the word immediately conjures up bloodstained fangs, an aversion to sunlight, bats, garlic, and wooden stakes. These undead immortals have haunted...


Vampire . . . the word immediately conjures up bloodstained fangs, an aversion to sunlight, bats, garlic, and wooden stakes. These undead immortals have haunted our favorite books, television shows, and movies for decades. This exploration of a seemingly supernatural topic delves into past traditions around the world and how those traditions have affected our pop-culture modern-day monster. Explore belief systems as well as origins of various notions we all seem to have about vampires, and unearth the bloody dirt about this mystical creature. Discover differences and similarities between the realm of folklore and what modern media has taught us. Did villagers really use wooden stakes, garlic, and mirrors? What about vampires turning into bats or hypnotizing victims? Did they really cause disease, turn into dogs, and sleep in coffins? Topics are arranged by trait so that the reader can consider each characteristic before believing or dismissing it. So . . . if you're ready, let's hunt some vampires.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$45.00
The History of the American Space Shuttle

ISBN: 9780764357701

Author: Dennis Jenkins    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The flight campaign for the American space shuttle began on April 12, 1981, with the launch of STS-1 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and ended on July 2...


The flight campaign for the American space shuttle began on April 12, 1981, with the launch of STS-1 from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, and ended on July 21, 2011, with wheels stop of STS-135. During the 30 years and 135 missions in between, the program experienced triumphs and tragedies, amazed the world with its orbital exploits, and was frequently the subject of admiration, condemnation, pride, and despair. This book provides a detailed overview of the history of winged spacecraft and the development of the vehicle we call the "space shuttle," and provides a technical description of the orbiter, main engines, external tank, and solid rocket boosters. Two pages are dedicated to each of the 135 missions flown by the American space shuttle, including technical data, crew names, and photos of each mission. The Challenger and Columbia accidents are discussed, along with a discussion of what NASA did to fix the flaws and continue flying. The book concludes by covering the retirement of the vehicle and the delivery of the four remaining orbiters to their final display sites.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 336


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$135.00
I Love Happy Cats

ISBN: 9780764357879

Author: Anneleen Bru    Publisher: Schiffer Books

People have been under the spell of the mysterious and elegant nature of the cat for thousands of years. They are one of our oldest animal companions and have b...


People have been under the spell of the mysterious and elegant nature of the cat for thousands of years. They are one of our oldest animal companions and have been much-loved family members in households around the globe for generations. But have you ever felt that despite your good intentions and love, there are some things about your cat you don't quite understand? Do you sometimes feel like it might be trying to tell you something? That you could make them even happier than they already are? This book will change everything you once thought you knew about cats. You can use its many tips and insights to optimize your relationship with your cat. In this book, you will be taken on an intimate journey through the world of the domestic cat, covering all their natural instincts and mysterious behaviors. The tips and tricks are the outcome of hundreds of behavioral consultations. Your relationship with your cat will never be the same.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 178 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 27-09-2019


$55.00
Precious Planet

ISBN: 9783899558371

Author: Emmanuelle Figueras    Publisher: Gestalten

Discover the essential ways that we are connected the earth in Precious Planet, and learn what you can do to take care of our planet. How amazing is the home we...


Discover the essential ways that we are connected the earth in Precious Planet, and learn what you can do to take care of our planet. How amazing is the home we all share, planet Earth! It's home to millions and billions of animals and plants, but have you ever wondered how everything is connected? In Precious Planet, learn all about our home that was formed almost 4.6 billion years ago― the earth’s crust, the continents we live on, and the oceans in between―and dive into the planet’s fascinating geography. One of the most important parts of living in a home that you love is taking care of it. Precious Planet shows how we can work together to take care of this magnificent place―from saving water and trees, to looking out for each other. Precious Planet uses eye-popping illustrations to explain the world's natural phenomena, while opening children’s eyes to the importance of sustainability and conservation in a fun and engaging way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 270 x 370 mm


Publication Date: 31-08-2019


$59.99
Plant Paradigm

ISBN: 9780473461751

Author: James Wilson    Publisher: James Wilson

James Wilson was a farmer for 40 years before he became a vegan, a change that he believes saved his life. He'd spent a lifetime farming, growing, harvesting an...


James Wilson was a farmer for 40 years before he became a vegan, a change that he believes saved his life. He'd spent a lifetime farming, growing, harvesting and eating meat and milk products, but eight years ago a health scare persuaded him to make the dramatic decision to change his lifestyle. James and his wife Barbie immediately adopted a whole-food plant-based (WFPB) diet and lifestyle - a vegan approach. And they've never looked back. Veganism, he insists, ensures a longer and healthier life. It also severely reduces our individual environmental footprint and avoids the often-appalling cruelty that livestock farming causes to animals. "Of course, there is a fourth reason" says James Wilson, "not quite so scientifically upheld, but one that works for me. And that is simply that there is joy in being vegan". Plant Paradigm forcibly puts the case for veganism, including some practical suggestions for how to cook vegan at home.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 121


Dimensions: 125 x 204 x 8 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$19.99
Victorinox Official Swiss Army Knife Survival Guide

ISBN: 9781565239951

Author: Bryan Lynch    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Sharpen your survival skills and learn why you should keep a Swiss Army Knife with you at all times, whether you are exploring wild jungles, tall peaks or city ...


Sharpen your survival skills and learn why you should keep a Swiss Army Knife with you at all times, whether you are exploring wild jungles, tall peaks or city streets. As a handy "everyday carry" for life's challenges, the versatile Swiss Army Knife can't be beaten. Victorinox Official Swiss Army (R) Knife Survival Guide shows how to use your iconic red multi-tool to handle 101 different emergency situations. From starting a fire and making a shelter to catching a fish, building a stove, or applying a splint, discover why the SAK is a must-have for every survival kit. Author Bryan Lynch includes basic advice on knife care, and reviews the many models and features currently available from Victorinox AG, makers of the Original Swiss Army Knife.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 147 x 178 mm


Publication Date: 31-05-2019


$29.99
The Hare

ISBN: 9781910723937

Author: Jill Mason    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

There is something special about a hare. Many who have fallen under the spell of this elusive, beautiful and contradictory creature have longed to know more abo...


There is something special about a hare. Many who have fallen under the spell of this elusive, beautiful and contradictory creature have longed to know more about its secretive life. But few researchers have had the patience and skill to untangle fact from fiction, to reveal the surprising evidence about this truly wild animal. And few photographers have managed to capture so many rare images of the hare on camera. Jill Mason presents a lively account of the natural history of the hare, covering its behaviour throughout the seasons, its courtship and breeding, its favoured habitats and worldwide distribution, its remarkable survival techniques, its predators and its hunters. The superstitions and folklore which surround the hare are explored; and the latest scientific findings and conservation initiatives are clearly reported for the general reader. Includes the Black-tailed Jackrabbit, the Sage Hare, the Snowshoe Hare and more. A total of 230 stunning colour photographs, by talented wildlife photographer David Mason, include pictures of hare behaviour never caught on camera before.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2019


$69.99
Falconry Basics

ISBN: 9781846893025

Author: Tony Hall    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

Falconry is an ancient and noble art, still practiced today by falconers throughout the world. While, these days, falconry birds are specially bred in captivity...


Falconry is an ancient and noble art, still practiced today by falconers throughout the world. While, these days, falconry birds are specially bred in captivity, they are still wild, independent animals and owning and training them requires the right knowledge and skills. Falconry Basics is designed to provide those new to falconry with the essential information they need, including the basics of types of birds and their individual characteristics; acquiring the proper equipment; how best to care for and maintain healthy birds, and all aspects of training, flying and hunting. Accompanied by diagrams, line drawings and photographs throughout, and with additional material, such as a glossary of falconry terms, this newly revised and updated edition offers a comprehensive, practical guide for a whole new generation of falconers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2019


$59.99
Outdoor Survival Manual

ISBN: 9781497100602

Author: Garth Hattingh    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Outdoor Survival Manual is the must-have guide to educate hikers, Scouts, survivalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and adventure travelers on how to handle and surviv...


Outdoor Survival Manual is the must-have guide to educate hikers, Scouts, survivalists, outdoor enthusiasts, and adventure travelers on how to handle and survive a wide variety of emergency situations, treat injuries, and resolve mishaps and accidents. From medical advice and map reading to river crossings and what to do in a shipwreck, this manual will arm you with essential knowledge, so you'll know what to do and how to survive when everything goes wrong.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 144 x 175 mm


$34.99
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