June 2015 (22)

Quotable Dogs

ISBN: 9781849536189

Author: Milly Brown    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

This stunning photographic collection of quotations about canines is a delightful celebration of our four legged friends, perfect for any dog lover.


This stunning photographic collection of quotations about canines is a delightful celebration of our four legged friends, perfect for any dog lover.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 08-06-2015


$17.99
Phantom Boys

ISBN: 9781909808225

Author: Richard Pike    Publisher: Grub Street

From Richard Pike, best-selling author of Hunter Boys and The Lightning Boys series comes the newest addition to Grub Street's popular Boys series; Phantom Boys...


From Richard Pike, best-selling author of Hunter Boys and The Lightning Boys series comes the newest addition to Grub Street's popular Boys series; Phantom Boys. Originally developed for the US Navy, this twin-engined supersonic long-range fighter-bomber first flew in the spring of 1958. It then entered service for the US Navy in 1961, and in 1969 with the Fleet Air Arm and RAF in the UK. Regarded as one of the most versatile fighters ever built, the Phantom F-4 was the US Navy's fastest and highest-flying aircraft. It was flown by both US military demonstration teams (Navy Blue Angels and the Air Force Thundercats) from 1969 to 1973. It ended its service in 1991 with the RAF. But it continued to serve a variety of air forces across the world, with some still in service fifty years after its first flight. Throughout the twenty chapters of this book, thirteen contributors will take readers across the world with adventures in the Falkland Islands, the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the Far East and Germany. There are anecdotes of reconnaissance missions, encounters with the Russian Tupolevs, record-breaking flights and life on HMS Ark Royal.The scope, flair and pace of the writing in this book will appeal to the general reader as well as to the enthusiast.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 15-06-2015


Tags: June 2015   Military   Transport
$55.00
An Alien Sky

ISBN: 9781909808256

Authors: Andrew Wiseman, Sean Feast    Publisher: Grub Street

By any measure, Andy Wiseman (born Weizman) is a lucky man. The only son of a Polish father and an American mother, Andy was born and grew up in Berlin, just as...


By any measure, Andy Wiseman (born Weizman) is a lucky man. The only son of a Polish father and an American mother, Andy was born and grew up in Berlin, just as Adolf Hitler was coming to power. As a Jew educated at the famous Werner Siemens Real Gymnasium in Schoneberg, he left only months before his school was closed down and fled with his family to Poland, one step ahead of the Nazi persecution that was to follow and later take the life of his father. From Poland he again fled to England, this time without his parents, arriving as a 16-year old with little or no grasp of English. After a crash course in the language, he avoided being called up into the Polish army in exile thanks to the timely intervention of no less a man than General Sikorski himself, to enlist in the RAF to train initially as a pilot and then as an air bomber in South Africa. On his return to the UK he was posted to an all-Australian Squadron (466 Squadron) equipped with the Handley Page Halifax. After his first operation in which he was nearly shot down, Andy survived a handful of eventful trips before falling victim to one of the Luftwaffe's top night fighter pilots and landing in France.Briefly on the run he was betrayed and captured, spending the next 12 months as a prisoner of war, using his knowledge of Russian, Polish and German to act as one of the principal camp interpreters, and working as a 'scrounger' for the 'X' committee of escapers. Moved from camp to camp, he was one of those forced into the 'Long March' by the Germans attempting to escape the Russian advance, and afterwards played a key role in avoiding the potential bloodshed that threatened when the Russians refused to allow the British and Norwegian prisoners to return home - a role for which he was later recognised by the King of Norway. Upon his release, Andy used his language skills to work with the BBC monitoring service and later, BBC Television as a producer, sharing many adventures with the great broadcasters of their time, including David Dimbleby and Raymond Baxter.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2015


Tags: June 2015   Military
$55.00
I Chose The Sky

ISBN: 9781909808324

Author: Leonard H Rochford    Publisher: Grub Street

The newest addition to the Grub Street Classics range is this fascinating, insightful and, at times, nail-biting account by the World War One veteran, Leonard H...


The newest addition to the Grub Street Classics range is this fascinating, insightful and, at times, nail-biting account by the World War One veteran, Leonard H. Rochford. This book has been out of print for more than thirty years and we are delighted to be putting it back on the shelves, with black and white photographs throughout. In these exciting memoirs, 'Tich' Rochford writes about his two action-filled years as a World War I fighter pilot with the famous No. 3 (Naval) Squadron when he flew planes such as the Sopwith Pup and the Sopwith Camel. While flying many hundreds of hours in operations he was credited with many single-handed victories or driven out of control, and he vividly recalls these engagements in the air and the exploits of the pilots with whom he flew, names that include other fighter aces like Raymond Collishaw, who has written a foreword to this book, T. F. Havell, R. H. Mulock and L. S. Breadner. A member of his flight, Lt. Col. Kirkpatrick said of him, 'I always had the impression that what he did came naturally to him. If he saw an enemy aircraft and decided to attack, that was that. He went screaming down on it and we all had our work cut out to keep up with him. One could be pretty sure of the victim going down in flames.'


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 135 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 22-06-2015


Tags: June 2015   Military
$45.00
Rich, Rare & Red

ISBN: 9781846892011

Author: Ben Howkins    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

In this fourth edition of his bestselling book, Ben Howkins captures the essence of port and what it means to the people who produce it and those who drink it. ...


In this fourth edition of his bestselling book, Ben Howkins captures the essence of port and what it means to the people who produce it and those who drink it. Packed with a wealth of up-to-date information, including a complete list of vintages and guide to tasting, this book will appeal to lovers of wine, food and travel as well as the serious student of port. Ben Howkins offers a concise history of port and the port trade as they have developed over the last 300 years. He covers important changes in recent ownership of the major shippers and highlights the people driving change in the industry whilst protecting port’s heritage. ‘Ben Howkins’ classic handbook Rich, Rare & Red greets the new age of port with just the guide to these changes port lovers need. We may like our port old, but we need our sources constantly refreshed.’ Hugh Johnson


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 140 x 220 mm


$45.00
Best Salads Ever

ISBN: 9781909808331

Author: Sonja Bock    Publisher: Grub Street

Salads used to be thought of only as summer food but this new and beautifully illustrated paperback shows that it is easy to be creative with salads all year ro...


Salads used to be thought of only as summer food but this new and beautifully illustrated paperback shows that it is easy to be creative with salads all year round. With the fantastic choice of leaves and herbs on offer today, you now have the chance to create a wealth of delicious dishes. There are plenty of exciting ideas combining intriguing ingredients and imaginative flavours. You may be looking for a light lunch, refreshing side dish or a more substantial supper - whichever it is; there are lots of ideas for delicious dishes in this handy book. Filled throughout with stunning colour photographs so that cooks of every ability can easily follow the instructions and achieve superb results every time. This is a great book to have in your kitchen it has the standard salad classics but also new ideas. It is an inspiring book that extols the salad as a satisfying meal, which excites the eye, delights the taste buds, and fulfills today's drive to eat more healthily. So whether treating yourself to a comforting pasta salad on a winter evening, catering for a large summer buffet, or impressing your guests with some tantalizing side combinations, salads can rise to every occasion. The book opens with an introduction covering how to prepare key ingredients plus a useful guide to dressings, marinades, dips and salsas to accompany the salads. The main section of the book features wonderful salad recipes including appetizers and starters, vegetarian, fish, meat and fruit salads. Here are classic and exotic salads, and delicious ideas for all events, from a simple supper for two to elegant dinner parties. The book features a dazzling array of ideas, including perfect party food for brilliant Asian-styled, Arab-styled and Indian-styled buffets with accompanying bread and pudding recipes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 08-06-2015


$39.99
Vegetarian Cooking Step By Step

ISBN: 9781910690031

Author: Lena Tritto    Publisher: Grub Street

Through more than 500 step-by-step photos, this cookbook explains the basic techniques of vegetarian cuisine and contains some its best recipes. The book is div...


Through more than 500 step-by-step photos, this cookbook explains the basic techniques of vegetarian cuisine and contains some its best recipes. The book is divided into four sections: on cereals, vegetables, tofu, seitan and tempeh, and nuts and seeds. Each section opens with an introduction to the characteristics, properties and uses of the ingredients. This is one of the most visual recipe books on the market; simultaneously tempting the eye by showing all the natural ingredients at their best while describing a host of delicious recipes. Most of the recipes are simple one pot creations laden with fresh vegetables, such as Radicchio Tarte Tatin, Bulgur with Broad Beans and Courgettes, Orzo with Peas, Carrots and Peppers, Fennel Risotto, Rice Noodles with a Medley of Vegetables, Lentil and Millet Soup, Pumpkin Gnocchi, Beetroot Dip, Sesame Crackers, Vegetable Miniburger, and Sweet Polenta. The Index listing all the recipes has easy to read icons showing the dishes which are dairy free, egg free and gluten free. This is an ideal book for novice cooks who want to see recipes visually laid out by the step-by-step techniques for every stage of preparation and will be especially useful to students about to embark on their first tentative attempts at cooking away from home.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 195 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 15-06-2015


$45.00
Wheel & Deal

ISBN: 9781584235934

Publisher: Gingko Press

Come along for the ride as Wheel & Deal – Carts on Wheels tours the broad range of mobile establishments roaming the world’s roads, parks, and greenways. Fi...


Come along for the ride as Wheel & Deal – Carts on Wheels tours the broad range of mobile establishments roaming the world’s roads, parks, and greenways. Five chapters divide the traveling outfits based on how they are propelled, whether entirely human-powered, bicycle-driven, carried in cars, hauled by trucks, or ferried to and fro by public transportation. Projects featured include solar-powered ice cream carts, easily transportable folding homes for the homeless, the irreverent “pedal-powered Popemobile,” Chicago CTA’s Art on Track public transportation turned art gallery, and San Francisco’s much-loved “Curry Up Now” food truck. Readers will also find pop-up fashion shops, tiny self-contained offices, and an amazing variety of kitchens on wheels. Whether conceptual or fully realized, each vehicle demonstrates innovative utilization of space, creative repurposing of well-known objects for unexpected new uses, and an insistence on having fun.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 316


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2015


$79.99
Box It Up

ISBN: 9781584235972

Author: Basheer Graphics    Publisher: Gingko Press

The humble box has come a long way from its origins as nondescript packaging. Box It Up – Graphic Express demonstrates the multitude of ways cardboard, wood, ...


The humble box has come a long way from its origins as nondescript packaging. Box It Up – Graphic Express demonstrates the multitude of ways cardboard, wood, and other boxes and crates have flourished in mediums beyond simple wrapping and storage. Installations featuring multicolored storage containers, reusable cardboard furniture, and cardboard pop-ups are showcased in chapters “Stack it Up,” “Open it Up,” and “Wrap it Up.” Projects as small as to-go fondu kits and large as fully functional cardboard theatrical stages, friendly as blocky cardboard friends and sophisticated as Nike shoeboxes modeled after 1980s boom boxes fill the pages, documented with bright, high-quality images. Full of constructions that are imaginative as well as downright fun, Box It Up proves that when it comes to innovative design, the “humble box” is incredibly versatile.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 316


Dimensions: 205 x 255 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2015


$79.99
RSVP

ISBN: 9781584235910

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

More than 100 invitations are gathered in RSVP – Invitations for Gatherings and Special Occasions, a collection of enticing event announcements from around th...


More than 100 invitations are gathered in RSVP – Invitations for Gatherings and Special Occasions, a collection of enticing event announcements from around the world. The designs inside reveal personal and professional invitations too special to be delegated to pre-printed cards or generic digital notifications. Some embody the nature of the event, such as an architectural invitation printed on blueprints, or the announcement of a fashion film festival printed on transparent paper that resembles film stock. Others serve to reflect a celebration’s setting, such as an outdoor wedding invitation that can be folded into cardstock teepees. And some simply provide a fun and memorable nudge for the recipient to join in the festivities, as seen in a connect-the-dot invitation that has to be played to reveal the event’s details. With an eye for detail and passion for unique materials as well as intricate design, the pieces featured help to prove that sometimes an invitation can be just as exciting as the event itself.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 190 x 247 mm


Publication Date: 30-06-2015


$79.99
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