August 2016 (76)

Botanica

ISBN: 9783848002870

Author: Gordon Cheers    Publisher: h f Ullmann

Botanica is the universal standard work for garden enthusiasts and botanists alike. The collaboration of a team of international experts has resulted in a refer...


Botanica is the universal standard work for garden enthusiasts and botanists alike. The collaboration of a team of international experts has resulted in a reference work that illustrates the rich diversity of our flora with a myriad of indigenous and exotic plants. More than 10,000 genera and species - from A for Abelia to Z for Zygopetalum - are clearly presented in a well-organized manner. Richly illustrated with color detail and large-format images, this botanical alphabet offers all kinds of information about starting, caring for, reproducing and propagating plants as well as their appearance and special qualities. A glossary and an index of the English names and various synonyms allow you easy access to species and families. This book is not only addressed to seasoned botanists in search of a reliable companion, but also to hobby gardeners and interested readers who want to spruce up their own gardens or deepen their botanical knowledge.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 1024


Dimensions: 230 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 01-04-2016


$110.00 $45.00
Evergreen

ISBN: 9783899556735

Publisher: Gestalten

Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows...


Private paradises nestled in the backyards of homes. Rooftops that act as community gardens. Edible patches of beauty hidden within city blocks. Evergreen shows the verdant aesthetic statement that allows city dwellers to bring nature back into the every day and quenches urban gardening desires. Living with plants is mutually beneficial; beyond the exchange of carbon dioxide and oxygen, leaves, flowers, and stems bring a warm and individual charisma to any space. Throughout this engaging collection of projects, urban gardening is complimented by a softer side: balconies that add an extra relaxing touch to a morning cup of coffee, flowers that provide calming fragrances throughout the home, or romantic blooms that feed the soul rather than fill a plate. Evergreen also inspires those who already live in the midst of lush horticultural and sustainable oases. Straightforward plans and examples illustrate how to transform unused spaces, both indoors and out, into flourishing and functional patches. Sketched floorplans visually detail a myriad of projects including which plants thrive in dark living room corners or which foliage enjoys the damp environment of a bathroom. The profiles of both professional and hobbyist plant lovers provide an engaging guide to productively getting one’s hands dirty; herb gardens on fire escapes, greenhouses that double as living spaces, and community gardens atop roofs all awaken growing curiosities. From cactus farmers and florists to shop owners and activists, let Evergreen’s cast of characters guide you in making and maintaining a green utopia and in quenching gardening longings.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 240 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 07-09-2016


$120.00
The New Ecological Home

ISBN: 9788416500284

Author: Patricia Martinez    Publisher: Monsa

Ecological architecture entails multiple factors within the construction process of a home and the impact that construction will have during its life-cycle: fro...


Ecological architecture entails multiple factors within the construction process of a home and the impact that construction will have during its life-cycle: from its planning, execution and use until its demolition at the end of the process. In addition, residential ecological architecture takes into account the specific needs of the people who will inhabit each home. The following pages show a wide variety of sustainable and ecological resources: from recouping traditional architectural solutions like cross-ventilation and taking advantage of natural light to new insulation and self-supplying energy systems.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 180 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 30-07-2016


$49.99
Bauhaus

ISBN: 9783791382104

Author: Boris Friedewald    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

This lively introduction to the Bauhaus tells the story of a radical concept of artistic expression that would transcend the boundaries among the arts. Written ...


This lively introduction to the Bauhaus tells the story of a radical concept of artistic expression that would transcend the boundaries among the arts. Written in an engaging style, the book sheds light on the unconventional lives of the people involved with the Bauhaus, examines the experimental teachings of the movement, and profiles its major figures. It gives an overview of the developments and ideas of the Bauhaus and offers new perspectives on the art and personalities of this important era. Including approximately 100 illustrations, this book presents the historical context that fostered the movement and introduces readers to the major Bauhaus artworks and artists.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


$34.99
Great Pubs of London

ISBN: 9783791382708

Author: George Dailey    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London’s cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of ...


For centuries the pub has been an essential part of London’s cultural and social fabric. This beautifully illustrated book takes readers through the doors of 25 historically and architecturally significant London pubs. Through photographs specially commissioned for this project, readers can explore these institutions—from snob screens to 400-hundred-year-old flagstone floors. Engaging texts highlight what makes each pub so special; their place in London’s history, the personalities who have frequented them, the events that occurred inside, and the ways pubs have contributed phrases such as “on the wagon” and “one for the road” to the modern lexicon. This book reveals why The Lamb and Flag in Covent Garden earned the nickname the “Bucket of Blood”, and features a pub that Charles Dickens described as a “great rambling queer old place”. Furthermore, the book muses over the chances that Casanova paid a visit to The Dog and Duck in Soho, and uncovers the location of Charles De Gaulle’s favorite wartime watering hole. These and other amusing anecdotal histories make this fascinating and luxuriously illustrated book a must-have for anyone with a love for the good old London pub.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 210 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 13-09-2016


$79.99
Dive Atlas of the World

ISBN: 9781504800662

Author: Jack Jackson    Publisher: IMM Lifestyle

The Dive Atlas of the World offers a global tour of dive sites, described and photographed by experts. From well-known classics to sites that have only recently...


The Dive Atlas of the World offers a global tour of dive sites, described and photographed by experts. From well-known classics to sites that have only recently been discovered, this global selection offers the discerning diver a feast of locations to choose from, including an expanded selection of Caribbean dive sites.Whether you favour muck diving and macro photography, wrecks, walls, reefs, caves, blue holes or the adrenaline rush of high-speed drift dive in a strong current (or all of these), you will find well-written, clearly mapped accounts of the top places where you can enjoy these dives.This book features contributions from local experts, leading writers and award-winning photographers such as Jack Jackson and Lawson Wood.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 300


Dimensions: 270 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 10-06-2016


$105.00
Ascension : The Story of a South Atlantic Island

ISBN: 9781910723326

Author: Duff Hart-Davis    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

The bleak, volcanic island of Ascension, 800 miles from its nearest neighbour St Helena, was described by a Victorian naval officer as ‘one of the strangest p...


The bleak, volcanic island of Ascension, 800 miles from its nearest neighbour St Helena, was described by a Victorian naval officer as ‘one of the strangest places on the face of the earth’. It is still exceedingly odd. Uninhabited when it was taken over by the British in 1815, it was an almost perfect natural vacuum – a triangular heap of lava and ash. When the Royal Marines brought in plants and animals, some flourished, others died. Tropical forest now clothes the peak of Green Mountain, and feral donkeys haunt the plains. As sea birds swarm around the coast, radar stations monitor space from the tops of rust-red cinder cones, and primeval, giant green turtles lumber up the beaches to nest. The island’s history is short but extraordinary.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 05-09-2016


$49.99
Winged Chariot

ISBN: 9781910690246

Author: Peter Lush    Publisher: Grub Street

In what has been described as ‘the greatest raid of all’, Operation Chariot saw heavy destruction of the enemy-occupied port of St Nazaire by British forces...


In what has been described as ‘the greatest raid of all’, Operation Chariot saw heavy destruction of the enemy-occupied port of St Nazaire by British forces. Winged Chariot examines the role that the RAF played during this epic raid on 28th March 1942. With focus on the planning and actions of the operation, Peter Lush explores the three functions carried out by the RAF; the sweeping of the Bay of Biscay, the diversionary raid and protecting the withdrawing survivors. He also outlines the importance of the Photographic Reconnaissance Unit to the raid and the development of the Bomber and Coastal Commands particularly through the sorties flown by Coastal Command two days before the attack started. The book also highlights the difficulties that occurred for the RAF when the diversionary raid was carried out with impossible conditions, and the ensuing loss of aircraft across Yorkshire and in the Channel. Lush examines whether greater success could have been achieved if the RAF had not been marginalised during the planning process for Operation Chariot. With the 75th anniversary of the operation in 2017, this timely and ultimate account written by an expert who has collated over forty years worth of research is an essential work for all those interested in military aviation, particularly during the Second World War.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 30-08-2016


Tags: August 2016   Military
$59.99
Psycho Dog

ISBN: 9781846892370

Author: Janet Menzies    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

If your dog seems like a mission impossible, relax! This one-stop guide to understanding and curing your dog problems is here to help you on the way to owning ...


If your dog seems like a mission impossible, relax! This one-stop guide to understanding and curing your dog problems is here to help you on the way to owning a happy, loving dog that you will be pleased to see every morning. This latest book draws on a lifetime’s experience of solving dog difficulties – most of which Janet Menzies admits to have experienced personally at one time or another! So whether it is a simple problem of pulling on the lead, or the more complex issue of canine aggression, Psycho Dog has the solution. One stop guide to understanding and solving problems with your dog All dog owners have problems at one time or another Includes sections on aggression, bad behaviour, barking, biting, chewing, growlng, jumping up, pulling and dominance


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2016


$39.99
Cat Tales

ISBN: 9781846892295

Author: Tom Quinn    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

A beautifully produced hardback featuring a unique collection of extraordinary, whimsical and sometimes bizarre but true stories. Many of the best and most intr...


A beautifully produced hardback featuring a unique collection of extraordinary, whimsical and sometimes bizarre but true stories. Many of the best and most intriguing stories, some of which date back to the early 19th Century, have been discovered in long-forgotten books and magazines, but all reflect our enduring passion for man’s feline friend. Stories include everything from the cat that saved its canary friend by seizing the canary in its mouth, to the cat that nursed a ‘missing’ leveret, to the sagacity of Miss P’s adopted feline friend who foiled a burglary and last but not least, Miss Deb’s (the family cat) who knocks on the door for prompt attention became as well known to the servant as that of any other member of the family, and, no doubt to Miss Deb’s great satisfaction, it usually met with prompt attention! A delightful collection of short feline stories spanning the last two centuries Balanced mix of charming, quirky and true tales that will amuse the reader Stories that tap into our passion for cats and can be read in any order Delighful illustrations by Nicola L Robinson Perfect gift for every cat lover


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 29-07-2016


$45.00
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