September 2014 (16)

Wimpy

ISBN: 9781909808140

Author: Steve Bond    Publisher: Grub Street

To date there has been a paucity of books on this remarkable aircraft. Among its claims to fame are the following: the only RAF bomber to serve in its original ...


To date there has been a paucity of books on this remarkable aircraft. Among its claims to fame are the following: the only RAF bomber to serve in its original role from first day of war to last, and in every theatre; the first type to bomb Germany; the first type to bomb Berlin; the first type to drop the 4,000lb 'Cookie' bomb; and so on. A serious study is well overdue, drawing not just on official documentation but relying greatly on personal accounts and anecdotes from the veterans who were there, both air and ground crew. Operational detail will include, for example, the early bombing campaigns, the switch to main force activity, the use of OTU aircraft and crews on operations, the protection of Atlantic and Mediterranean convoys, and the continued use as bomber and transport aircraft. A worthy tribute, then, replete with original photographs throughout.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 189 x 246 mm


Publication Date: 19-09-2014


$69.99
Journeyman: Eric Clapton - A Photographic Narrative

ISBN: 9781606600559

Author: Gene Shaw    Publisher: Dover Publications

For over five decades, Eric Clapton has ranked among rock's premiere guitarists — and since the early 1980s, famed music photographer Gene Shaw has been captu...


For over five decades, Eric Clapton has ranked among rock's premiere guitarists — and since the early 1980s, famed music photographer Gene Shaw has been capturing great moments from Slowhand's electrifying career. More than 150 of Shaw's rare colour and black-and-white photographs offer a front-row fan's perspective on many legendary musical events. Highlights include Clapton's performance at the 1983 ARMS benefit; the 1992 show with Elton John at Shea Stadium; the 2005 Cream reunions at the Royal Albert Hall and Madison Square Garden; several appearances at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies; and the current Crossroads Guitar Festivals.

The majority of the photographs have never been published before and capture rare and intimate moments between Eric and his fellow musicians not seen anywhere else. These artists include some of the biggest names in the business, so there are also exclusive images of Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Joe Cocker, Keith Richards, Albert Collins, Bob Dylan, and other superstars.

Shaw provides a commentary on each show, recapturing the emotionally charged moods of venues ranging from small clubs and theaters to vast stadiums and arenas. Notes on the performances include a partial band lineup and complete set list. This unique retrospective includes an Introduction by Rolling Stone writer Anthony DeCurtis and a Foreword by John "Crash" Matos, artist and designer of some of Clapton's signature guitars.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 270 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 25-09-2014


Tags: September 2014   Biography   Music
$59.99
The Healthy Lunchbox

ISBN: 9781909808201

Author: Fiona Beckett    Publisher: Grub Street

According to the Government's nutritional standards, a child's lunch should contain at least one portion each of fruit and veg, protein (meat or alternative), d...


According to the Government's nutritional standards, a child's lunch should contain at least one portion each of fruit and veg, protein (meat or alternative), dairy products and starchy food, such as bread or pasta. But a recent survey found that nine out of ten children still take packed lunches to school that contain too much saturated fat, sugar and salt. The Healthy Lunchbox is full of suggestions and ideas to help you provide your child with an appetizing and appealing meal each day. It will explain why many lunchboxes are unhealthy. What a healthy lunch should consist of. What children and adults of different ages should have (size of portions etc). Seasonality. Variety. Encouraging children to experiment. Personalising your lunchbox and making your lunchbox special. How to adapt your lunchbox for different age groups. How to get over children's fears of being different. Dealing with the reluctant/fussy eater and the overweight. Dealing with pester power. How to get kids involved in making their own. What children from other countries take to school. Lunchbox notes. Finally how to plan a week's meals on the basis of one or two shopping expeditions, and a table with a month's suggestions for lunch boxes, as well as food safety and food hygiene.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 64


Dimensions: 225 x 200 mm


Publication Date: 19-09-2014


$19.99
Pencil Magic

ISBN: 9781574217179

Author: Marie Browning    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Professional artists have magical secrets that you need to know! They use simple but sophisticated techniques like impressed lines, stippling, and subtractive d...


Professional artists have magical secrets that you need to know! They use simple but sophisticated techniques like impressed lines, stippling, and subtractive drawing to produce fabulous art. With Pencil Magic, you can master these same methods to create a richer experience whenever you are making a card, embellishing a scrapbook page, or just doodling for fun. Crafting guru Marie Browning show you how to use both graphite and colored pencils to create impressive designs for paper arts, journals, mixed media, Zentangle-inspired pieces, and more. Her simple methods are gratifying to use, require a minimum of supplies, and produce stunning results that will have everyone asking "How did you do that?" Discover how to turn simple line designs into something fabulous with the impressed technique. Master classic drawing strokes like hatching, cross-hatching, and scrumbling. Use shading to add depth and dimension to your drawings, and give your projects a professional finish. The design possibilities are endless!


Bind: paperback


Dimensions: 217 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 26-08-2014


$24.99
Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects

ISBN: 9781565238466

Author: Joel Hooks    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

If you love the outdoors, you'll love parachute cord! Strong, lightweight, and durable, it's the most versatile material ever developed for making outdoor gear ...


If you love the outdoors, you'll love parachute cord! Strong, lightweight, and durable, it's the most versatile material ever developed for making outdoor gear and accessories. This book shows you how easy it is to use colorful paracord to create attractive and useful survival bracelets, lanyards, straps, and more. Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects takes you step by step through all the knots and wraps you need to know. Get practical advice on tools and materials, and learn the right way to melt and fuse the cut ends of your cord. Whether you're camping in the wilderness, working outside, or just walking the dog, you're sure to find the ideal DIY project here.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 217 x 270 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2014


$19.99
Woodworker's Pocket Reference

ISBN: 9781565238114

Author: Charles R Self    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Conveniently sized to fit a shop apron, this handy DIY reference is packed with tips and answers to all of your woodworking questions in an easy-to-read, quick-...


Conveniently sized to fit a shop apron, this handy DIY reference is packed with tips and answers to all of your woodworking questions in an easy-to-read, quick-to-find format. Woodworker's Pocket Reference, Second Edition offers at-a-glance access to everything the woodworking professional or hobbyist needs to know regarding wood, fasteners, joints, shop math, finishing, hand tools, power tools, shop set up, sharpening, safety, and much more. Details on the availability and use of various kinds of wood, hand and motorized tools, glues, wood fillers, and adhesives are provided along with pointers on sharpening edges, concocting effective solvents, and creating an efficient workspace. Charts, formulas, conversion tables, and geometry pointers are available to refresh the forgetful craftsman, and a comprehensive glossary offers rapid access to a wealth of information. Winner of the Golden Hammer Book Award.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 216


Dimensions: 128 x 178 mm


Publication Date: 01-08-2014


$24.99
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