May 2014 (34)

Wood Art : Innovative Wood Design

ISBN: 9781584235439

Publisher: Gingko Press

A favorite among consumers and designers alike, no other material compares with wood for versatility of expression and utility. Warm and organic, yet imbued wit...


A favorite among consumers and designers alike, no other material compares with wood for versatility of expression and utility. Warm and organic, yet imbued with strength, it can perform in unusual ways depending on use and setting. Working with new or reclaimed wood, bent plywood, or solid wood construction, the designers featured in this book all bring something new to the table, creating new forms from the whimsical to the elegant, the delicate to the robust. From animal shaped bookcases to textile “rugs,” and wooden bicycles to bark shade lamps, this is the ultimate guide to this beloved resource. Products include furniture, lighting, textiles, housewares, personal accessories and toys. Interviews follow with an international cast of industrial, interior, product, and furniture designers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 15-05-2014


$79.99
Paper Play

ISBN: 9781584235552

Author: Sandu Cultural Media    Publisher: Gingko Press

The follow-up to the bestselling Paper Works, this title continues the exploration of paper as the ultimate artists material. From an award-winning documentar...


The follow-up to the bestselling Paper Works, this title continues the exploration of paper as the ultimate artists material. From an award-winning documentary to a nationally touring museum exhibition, paper is no longer a blank canvas for other media, but has become the media itself. Follow artists and designers from around the world who cut, fold and sculpt paper to new heights of creativity, and develop new techniques that open up doors of expression. In two or three dimensions, full color or monochromatic, the effects are limitless. Some designs are geometric, creating real or imagined cityscapes _ others delicately trace the fluidity of a jellyfishs tentacles or the movement of water. Projects include fashion, jewelry and furniture design, origami, sculpture and installation art.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 29-04-2014


$69.99
Arm Knitting

ISBN: 9781574219456

Author: Mary Beth Temple    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

There's a new craze sweeping the knitting world. Arm knitting is the fun way to make a gorgeous, chunky-knit scarf in only 30 minutes, using your arms instead o...


There's a new craze sweeping the knitting world. Arm knitting is the fun way to make a gorgeous, chunky-knit scarf in only 30 minutes, using your arms instead of knitting needles. Why not try it out? This book makes it so easy to whip up simple and stylish scarves, cowls, wraps, and capes. Knitting expert Mary Beth Temple shows you how to master basic arm knitting techniques, with clear instructions and step-by-step color photos. She offers 15 original projects arranged by level of difficulty. You can get started making something beautiful immediately, and then advance to more ambitious creations as your skills increase. Arm knitting is the quickest way there is to knit a fashionable scarf, and you can do it anywhere. All you need are your own two hands, a few skeins of bulky yarn, and a half-hour to spare. Before you know it you'll become an expert arm knitter, and you'll be right on trend, too!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 217 x 275 mm


Publication Date: 29-01-2014


$19.99
The Gefiltefest Cookbook

ISBN: 9781909166257

Publisher: Grub Street

From the humble aubergine to the outstanding Friday night dinner, food plays an enormous part in Jewish identity and celebration. Gefiltefest (www.gefiltefest.o...


From the humble aubergine to the outstanding Friday night dinner, food plays an enormous part in Jewish identity and celebration. Gefiltefest (www.gefiltefest.org) is a Jewish food charity that embraces every aspect of Jewish food and its traditions. The charity is proud to be at the forefront of Britain’s Jewish food movement and stages a hugely popular annual festival.

To coincide with the 2014 festival Gefiltefest is producing its first ever Jewish cookbook, which showcases recipes from the world's best-loved Jewish cooks. This unique cookbook features their favourite recipes, encouraging the use of seasonal produce.



Among the many well-know writers who have contributed are, from the UK: Claudia Roden, Clarissa Hyman, Judy Jackson, The Jewish Princesses, Denise Philipps, Rose Prince, Judi Rose, Restaurant Kaifeng, Michael van Straten, Linda Dangoor, Lady Sacks, Marlena Spieler; from the USA: Florence Fabricant, Ken Alba, Barbara Kafka, Poopa Dweck, Fred Plotkin, Paula Wolfert, Stanley Ginsberg, Mitchell Davis, Steven Raichlen, Deborah Madison; from Israel: Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi and from Australia Nadine Abensur.



The proceeds from the compilation will be donated to food-related charities including Leket Israel and Table to Table, which offers food distribution to charities.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 20-05-2014


$55.00
A History of the Mediterranean Air War 1940-1945 Volume 2

ISBN: 9781909166127

Author: Christopher Shores    Publisher: Grub Street

The first volume of this series dealt with the initial 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa. This volume picks up the story as the 8...


The first volume of this series dealt with the initial 19 months of the air war over the Western Desert of North Africa. This volume picks up the story as the 8th Army, following its hard-fought success in Operation Crusader, was forced back to the Gazala area, roughly mid-way between the Cyrenaican/Tripolitanian border of Libya and the frontier with Egypt. It covers the lull prior to the disastrous defeat of the 8th Army in June 1942 and the loss of the important port and fortress of Tobruk. The costly efforts of the Allied air forces to protect the retreating British and Commonwealth troops and prevent this turning into a rout is examined in depth. So too is the heavy fighting which followed in the El Alamein region as the line was stabilised. This period was ameliorated somewhat for the Western Desert Air Force by the arrival - at last - of the first Spitfires. The build-up of both the army and air force which followed, coupled with new commanders on the ground, meant that Rommel's Deutsche Afrika Korps was defeated at Alam el Halfa at the start of September, and then again, comprehensively, at the climactic battle of El Alamein in October. Joined now by the first units of the United States Army Air Force, the Allied air forces began to achieve a growing ascendency over those of the Axis. The long, rather slow, pursuit of the Italo-German forces right across Libya is recounted, including the capture of Tripoli, followed by the breakthrough into Southern Tunisia at the end of March 1943. This allowed a link-up with the Allied forces in Tunisia (whose story will be related in Volume 3) to be achieved. In this volume follow to the fortunes of some of the great fighter aces of the Desert campaign such as Jochen Marseille and Otto Schulz of the Luftwaffe, Franco Bordoni-Bisleri of the Regia Aeronautica and Neville Duke, Billy Drake and 'Eddie' Edwards of the Commonwealth air forces. While the fighting above the constantly-moving front lines form the main narrative of this book, the Allied and Axis night bombing offensives and the activities of the squadrons co-operating with the naval forces in the Mediterranean are certainly not neglected.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 560


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2013


Tags: May 2014   Military
$110.00
Hunter Boys

ISBN: 9781909808034

Author: Richard Pike    Publisher: Grub Street

From Richard Pike, author of Grub Street’s best-selling Lightning Boys series, comes The Hunter Boys, a fascinating insight into the experiences of those who ...


From Richard Pike, author of Grub Street’s best-selling Lightning Boys series, comes The Hunter Boys, a fascinating insight into the experiences of those who flew the iconic Hawker Hunter – an aircraft known affectionately to many as ‘Queen of the Skies’. In fifteen separate chapters, pilots’ stories of the dramas and demands of this incredible aircraft, which changed the future of fighter development, are related in distinctive style, including experiences of the legendary test pilot Neville Duke. One chapter details the remarkable tale of a pilot who flew an unauthorised sortie under London’s Tower Bridge at the time of the 50th anniversary of the Royal Air Force. In another, the realities of war are recounted in a poignant personal account taken from diaries penned at the time of the 1971 Indo/Pakistan conflict. Further chapters describe individual experiences of flying in places as diverse as Aden, Gibraltar, Jordan and Kenya. The exceptional performance of this aircraft is evident throughout as is its well-renowned lengthy service life with the RAF and internationally. 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: 09-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Military
$55.00
Vulcan Boys

ISBN: 9781909808089

Author: Tony Blackman    Publisher: Grub Street

The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantl...


The Vulcan, the second of the three V bombers built to guard the UK during the Cold War, has become an aviation icon like the Spitfire, its delta shape instantly recognisable as is the howling noise it makes when the engines are opened for take-off.

Vulcan Boys is the first Vulcan book recounted completely first hand by the operators themselves. It tells the story of the aircraft from its design conception through the Cold War when it played out its most important job as Britain’s nuclear deterrent; before unbelievably, at the end of its service life, also playing a significant role, with its bombs and missiles, in liberating the Falkland Islands for which it gained much celebrity.

The individual accounts detail how hours at a time were spent on readiness, waiting to be scrambled to defend their country in the event of a third world war. In addition how their aggressive skills were honed by carrying out Lone Ranger sorties flying to the States and westward around the world, and taking part in Giant Voice and Red Flag, competitive exercises against the United States Strategic Air Command. The attacks in the Falklands using Shrike missiles are described accurately and in great detail for the first time including the landing at Rio de Janeiro alongside a vivid account of Black Buck 2.

Vulcan Boys is a fascinating and completely authentic read reminding us of the Cold War, how it was fought and the considerable effort required to prevent all-out nuclear war.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 198


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 09-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Military
$55.00
40 And Proud Of It

ISBN: 9781849535625

Congratulations – you’re starting another exciting new decade! This little book, packed with wise and witty quotations, is the perfect way to show the world...


Congratulations – you’re starting another exciting new decade! This little book, packed with wise and witty quotations, is the perfect way to show the world that you are 40 and proud of it.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 05-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Humour & Gift
$17.99
60 And Proud Of It

ISBN: 9781849535649

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Congratulations – you’re starting another exciting new decade! This little book, packed with wise and witty quotations, is the perfect way to show the world...


Congratulations – you’re starting another exciting new decade! This little book, packed with wise and witty quotations, is the perfect way to show the world that you are 60 and proud of it.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 05-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Humour & Gift
$17.99
80 And Proud Of It

ISBN: 9781849535663

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Congratulations – you’re starting another exciting new decade! This little book, packed with wise and witty quotations, is the perfect way to show the world...


Congratulations – you’re starting another exciting new decade! This little book, packed with wise and witty quotations, is the perfect way to show the world that you are 80 and proud of it.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 05-05-2014


Tags: May 2014   Humour & Gift
$17.99
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