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Topgun : The Legacy

ISBN: 9780764362545

Author: Brad Elward    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The history of air combat has seen one recurring theme-new tactics are learned in battle, forgotten or discarded when battle concludes, and relearned at great c...


The history of air combat has seen one recurring theme-new tactics are learned in battle, forgotten or discarded when battle concludes, and relearned at great cost during the next war. This cycle continued into the 1960s, when America was drawn into the Vietnam War. Despite having a skill and equipment advantage, US Navy aircrews were faring poorly against North Vietnamese fighters. Air combat lessons learned during prior wars, and since forgotten or deemed inapplicable due to advances in technology, were once again relevant. TOPGUN, the Navy's Fighter Weapons School, was established in 1968 to teach Navy aircrews the core air combat tactics, to train others in those tactics, and to ensure that naval aviation "never again" forgot its lessons learned. TOPGUN: The Legacy provides a unique, detailed, and never-before-told history of the Navy Fighter Weapons School. Based on over 450 interviews with graduates, instructors, and commanding officers, and thousands of pages of archival documents, this definitive study covers the early history of air combat tactical development, the school's founding in 1968, and its progression throughout the decades to the present day. TOPGUN's programs, significant events that shaped the school, and its unique culture have made it a center of excellence and the leading fighter weapons school worldwide.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 704


Dimensions: 177 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2021


$110.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
The Journey of the Polar Bear

ISBN: 9780764362279

Author: Cecile Alix    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The moon and the polar bear go for a journey around the earth! They sail toward other animals: the hippo, the panther, the stag . . . each a new adventure. Part...


The moon and the polar bear go for a journey around the earth! They sail toward other animals: the hippo, the panther, the stag . . . each a new adventure. Part of the First Steps in Art series, this magical tale introduces toddlers to themes of friendship and new experiences through the fine art and the works of Francois Pompon. It features the huge stone sculpture Ours blanc (Polar Bear), and you are invited to discover it at the Musee d'Orsay and take your own adventure to discover new things. Your dreams await.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 14


Dimensions: 190 x 190 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2021


$19.99
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
The Rolling Garden

ISBN: 9780764362286

Author: Laurence Gillot    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Join Antonio the clown and Fanny the elephant as they travel around with their Four Seasons circus and rolling garden. As the year goes by, Antonio meets his fo...


Join Antonio the clown and Fanny the elephant as they travel around with their Four Seasons circus and rolling garden. As the year goes by, Antonio meets his four friends Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter and offers them gifts from his rolling garden. Part of the First Steps in Art series, this magical tale about friendship and giving introduces toddlers to the seasons through the famous works of Giuseppe Arcimboldo. Discover this unique style at the Louvre Museum and delight in how each head is made from flowers, plants, fruits, vegetables, roots, or branches. Each new year brings new adventure.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 16


Dimensions: 190 x 190 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2021


$19.99
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Wild Animal ABC

ISBN: 9780764361197

Author: P J Rankin-Hults    Publisher: Schiffer Books

With each turn of the page, discover a positive message from A to Z that encourages kindness to old friends and new, while celebrating reading, learning, and cr...


With each turn of the page, discover a positive message from A to Z that encourages kindness to old friends and new, while celebrating reading, learning, and creating. The book is filled with original watercolors and simple rhymes, and 26 wild animals with distinct personalities and valuable character traits remind us that simple fun is best, silly is good, and it's important to always be yourself. Join Chester the Chipmunk, Ingrid the Ibis, Wilhelmina the Whale, and all their friends as they bring the ABCs to life. Nonfiction facts and a full spread of all the animals wearing hats add an extra touch of educational fun.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 177 x 177 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2021


$32.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
I Am Odd, I Am New

ISBN: 9780764362415

Author: Benjamin Giroux    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Through the eyes of 10-year-old Benjamin Giroux, being odd is different, and different is a good thing. This is what the then fifth-grader hoped to convey in hi...


Through the eyes of 10-year-old Benjamin Giroux, being odd is different, and different is a good thing. This is what the then fifth-grader hoped to convey in his poem, beginning every few sentences with "I am," about what it is like to live with autism. Inspired by a school assignment, Benjamin's raw and emotional words poured out onto the page, but when he feared they were not any good, his parents shared the poem with friends and family. Little did they know that it would go viral and end up inspiring thousands of strangers who identified with him to share their support. Now for the first time, Benjamin's iconic poem "I Am Odd, I Am New," comes to life in this lovingly illustrated picture book with a foreword written by the National Autism Association. So whether you know the poem, or it is new to you, discover how Benjamin's honesty will reassure children of all ages that it's okay to be different.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 203 x 267 mm


Publication Date: 26-10-2021


$36.00
DUE > 31st Jan 2022
Magic Beans : The Untold Story

ISBN: 9780473577797

Author: Terrence Bull    Publisher: Woo Publishing

Take a journey with Jack as he is taught the twelve magic beans by the wise old man... He then offered Jack a trade: the cow for some magic beans. He explained ...


Take a journey with Jack as he is taught the twelve magic beans by the wise old man... He then offered Jack a trade: the cow for some magic beans. He explained that these magic beans would give Jack the knowledge and understanding he needed to become as rich as him. He said, “Boy, I can show you how to take this fine piece to the market and get back the business the large factory took from your family—and so much more. In fact, someday you will become so rich that you will never have to work again. Just like me, you can sit under this lovely old tree and enjoy the hum of the market making you money without even having to step a foot inside it.” “No capital, struggling with debt, lack of staff, time and sales— sound familiar? That was us. A radical change of thinking led to explosive growth and going global. We call it Magic Beans.” ~ Terrence Bull


Bind: paperback


Publication Date: 16-08-2021


$35.00
DUE > 20th Aug 2021
Red Army into the Reich : The 1945 Russian Offensive

ISBN: 9781636240220

Author: Simon Forty    Publisher: Casemate

The last year of the war saw Russian offensives that cleared the Germans out of their final strongholds in Finland and the Baltic states, before advancing into ...


The last year of the war saw Russian offensives that cleared the Germans out of their final strongholds in Finland and the Baltic states, before advancing into Finnmark in Norway and the east European states that bordered Germany: Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. By spring 1945 the Red Army had reached to Vienna and the Balkans, and had thrust deep into Germany where they met American, French and British troops advancing from the west. The final days of the Third Reich were at hand. Berlin was first surrounded, then attacked and taken. Hitler's suicide and his successors' unconditional surrender ended the war. For writers and historians who concentrate on the Western Allies and the battles in France and the Low Countries, the Eastern Front comes as a shock. The sheer size of both the territories and the forces involved; the savagery of both weather and the fighting; the appalling suffering of the civilian populations of all countries and the wreckage of towns and cities - it's no wonder that words like armageddon are used to describe the annihilation. Red Army into the Reich combines a narrative history, contemporary photographs and maps with images of memorials, battlefield survivors and then & now views. It may come as a surprise to the western reader to see how many memorials there are to Russia's Great Patriotic War and those to the losses suffered by the countries who spent so long under the murderous Nazi regime.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 210 x 297 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2021


$79.99
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Dreadnoughts and Super-Dreadnoughts

ISBN: 9781636240862

Author: Chris McNab    Publisher: Casemate

When HMS Dreadnought was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1906 this revolutionary new class of big-gun iron-clad warship immediately changed the face of nava...


When HMS Dreadnought was commissioned into the Royal Navy in 1906 this revolutionary new class of big-gun iron-clad warship immediately changed the face of naval warfare, rendering all other battleships worldwide obsolete. The Admiralty realised that as soon as the ship was revealed to the global naval community Britain would be a in race to stay ahead, and so the first dreadnoughts were built in record time. While there were those who regarded the vessel as a triumphant revolution in naval design, the dreadnought initially had its critics, including those who thought its slower, heavier guns left it vulnerable to the secondary armament of other warships. Nevertheless, other countries, notably Germany, and the United States soon began to lay down dreadnoughts. The culmination of this arms race would be the confrontation of the British and German fleets at the Battle of Jutland in May 1916 - the greatest clash of naval firepower in history. This book gives detailed insights into the design, operation and combat history of these incredible vessels.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 30-09-2021


$110.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Wild World : Photographing Iconic Wildlife

ISBN: 9781913159276

Author: Richard Barrett    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

You are going on the trip of a lifetime and hope to photograph some of the world's most iconic animals. Richard Barrett, one of Britain's top wildlife photograp...


You are going on the trip of a lifetime and hope to photograph some of the world's most iconic animals. Richard Barrett, one of Britain's top wildlife photographers, shows you how to achieve this. He tells you about the type of camera that will be best suited to particular work, the issues of exposure and of depth of field. How to get close to your subjects safely, steadily and always without disturbing them. Richard Barrett's extraordinary journeys in search of tigers, jaguars, polar bears, grizzlies, orcas and many other rare apex predators have taken him to all corners of the globe. They are recorded in this collection of his stunning photos - each one telling the story of how it was taken, the circumstances, the weather, the discomfort, the patience and ultimately the reward of an extraordinary image.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 272


Dimensions: 297 x 287 mm


Publication Date: 02-09-2021


$75.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
Wonderful Curves Sampler Quilt Block Book

ISBN: 9781947163720

Author: Jenny Pedigo    Publisher: Landauer Publishing

An exciting sampler collection you won't want to miss! From the Sew Kind of Wonderful team comes this assortment of 30 quilt blocks - each with both curved and ...


An exciting sampler collection you won't want to miss! From the Sew Kind of Wonderful team comes this assortment of 30 quilt blocks - each with both curved and straight piecing. Featuring a total of 18 quilting projects consisting of three sampler quilts and 15 unique combinations, the beauty of the blocks is that there are endless possibilities for you to create your own original quilt designs! With an insightful section on how to use the Wonder Curve Ruler, also included are step-by-step instructions and quilting and finishing tips and suggestions.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 104


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 21-09-2021


$45.00
DUE > 15th Dec 2021
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