By Helen Browning, Tim Finney
'Anyone who has any interest in what we eat, how we produce it or how we should manage the landscape for our children should read this book' Monty DonWhat is it about the humble pig that holds such a special place in our hearts?In a frosty field on the longest night of the year, eight little piglets snuffle their first breaths, and jostle close to their mother to feed...Over the six months that follow, lifelong farmer Helen Browning and her partner Tim Finney record their adventures to show how pigs become the mischievous, competitive, intelligent and inventive animals that we know them to be. In doing so, they demonstrate why it is so crucial that the welfare of our farm animals - and equally, the way we manage our countryside - takes centre stage in the contemporary discussions around food, climate change and the loss of wildlife. Lyrically told and drawing on a lifetime's worth of knowledge, this is a timely and entrancing exploration of our relationship with farm animals, with nature, and with life itself.If you liked The Secret Life of Cows and A Shepherd's Life, you'll love this evocative and illuminating tale
Philip's Moon Map 2018
By , Dr John Murray
· The essential map for all Moonwatchers· Superbly detailed map of the Moon's visible surface· 500 Moon features located, with index· Craters, seas, mountains, peaks and valleys· Landing sites of manned and unmanned spacecraft located· Helpful text aids moonwatching· Plus map of the far side of the Moon· Maps drawn by lunar expert Dr. John Murray
Philip's Astronomy Starter Pack
By , Wil Tirion
· Three in One Essential Starter Kit for new Stargazers· Book, Planisphere and Wall Chart· The ideal gift for beginners in astronomy - of all ages· Dial up the stars and constellations for every hour of every night of year - with the Glow-in-the-Dark Planisphere· Exploring Stars and Planets - the 80-page big-format book - is the perfect introduction to the world of astronomy· The Solar System Wall Chart is an informative and beautiful guide to the Planets
Philip's Planisphere (Latitude 51.5 North)
· A really useful bit of kit...a map of the night sky for any time of the year' Mark Thompson, TV Astronomer on BBC Stargazing Live· Just turn the disc and 'dial up' tonight's night sky· Accurate sky map for every hour of every night 24/7/365· Simple and fun to use for beginners - and an essential tool for experienced astronomers· All the stars and constellations down to magnitude 5 (visible with the naked eye)· Planet Tracker for the major visible planets· Full instructions and hints on exploring the skies by season· Suitable for UK, Ireland, Northern Europe, Canada and Northern USA (51.5N plus or minus 10 degrees)
Philip's Glow-in-the-Dark Planisphere (Latitude 51.5 North)
· A really useful bit of kit...a map of the night sky for any time of the year' Mark Thompson, TV Astronomer on BBC Stargazing Live· The fun and practical way to discover the stars and constellations· The Planisphere you can use outside without a torch. Just put it under a lamp indoors and it lights up in the dark· Dial up today's time and date - and the oval disc reveals the night sky for every night of the year· All the stars and constellations down to magnitude 5 (visible with the naked eye)· Planet Tracker for the major visible planets· Full instructions and hints on exploring the skies by season· Suitable for UK, Ireland, Northern Europe, Canada and Northern USA (51.5N plus or minus 10 degrees)
By Vybarr Cregan-Reid
IF YOU THINK YOU ARE YOU, THINK AGAIN.PRIMATE CHANGE is a wide-ranging, polemical look at how and why the human body has changed since humankind first got up on two feet. Spanning the entirety of human history - from primate to transhuman - Vybarr Cregan-Reid's book investigates where we came from, who we are today and how modern technology will change us beyond recognition.In the last two hundred years, humans have made such a tremendous impact on the world that our geological epoch is about to be declared the 'Anthropocene', or the Age of Man. But while we have been busy changing the shape of the world we inhabit, the ways of living that we have been building have, as if under the cover of darkness, been transforming our bodies and altering the expression of our DNA, too.PRIMATE CHANGE beautifully unscrambles the complex architecture of our modern human bodies, built over millions of years and only starting to give up on us now.'Our bodies are in a shock. Modern living is as bracing to the human body as jumping through a hole in the ice. Our bodies do not know what century they were born into and they are defending and deforming themselves in response'
By Max Arthur
Tough, highly adaptable and efficient, the Parachute Regiment has established itself as one of the finest fighting forces in the world. On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of its founding, renowned historian Max Arthur has compiled this enthralling oral history of the modern Parachute Regiment.This unique chronicle is told through the voices of more than a hundred of the soldiers themselves, and of those involved closely with them. Whether in the Falklands, Kosovo, Iraq, Sierra Leone or Afghanistan, the Paras have maintained their reputation for being where the fighting is fiercest and where the odds of survival are often stacked heavily against them.The gripping, visceral first-person narrative makes The Paras stand apart from conventional regimental histories as one of the most remarkable accounts of conflict ever published.
The Paradox of the Sets: Daedalus Mission 6
By Brian Stableford
The final contact made by the Daedalus Mission begins badly, even before the ship makes a hard landing in the middle of nowhere. The situation of the colony doesn't seem to make any sense, and neither does the situation of the indigenous aliens--the Sets--that have helped the colony survive and thrive. Alex Alexander doesn't take long to work out a hypothesis that might explain the mystery--a hypothesis that the people on the ground have already worked out for themselves--and he's fortunate enough to fall in with a colonist who's obsessively determined to prove the hypothesis. Unfortunately, the quest seems likely to become so dangerous that both of them might die trying--and there's too much at stake not to take it to the very limit of possibility, no matter what the cost.
By Peter James
A terrifying novel of a young man who is willing to defy everything. Even death...Fabian Hightower has been killed in a car crash. At least, that is what a policeman is asking Alex, his mother to believe. But Alex knows she saw him that morning - at a time when he must have been dead. When the funeral is over Alex tries hard to forget her bizarre experience. But her mind seems to be playing strange tricks on her, turning her grief into horror. When she turns to a medium her worst fears are realised. Fabian has unfinished business and he is determined to come back. But why? Whatever the answer, something terrifies the medium so much she refuses to return. Alex longs to turn to others for support. But there is a secret about Fabian that only she knows - a secret she must never share...'One of the best crime writers in the business.' Karin Slaughter'Genuinely frightening ... only Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Stephen King's The Shining have scared me as much.' Evening StandardRead more from the multi-million copy bestselling author of the Roy Grace novels:Possession DreamerSweet Heart Twilight Prophecy Host Alchemist Denial The Truth Faith * Each Peter James novel can be read as a standalone*
By Sarah Hays Coomer
Women have long been taught that their bodies are unruly, weak. We're taught to approach our bodies by shrinking, whittling-and, aided by the traditional beauty industry, constantly "fixing" ourselves. With a fresh voice in troubled times, Physical Disobedience says "stop it"-because mistreating our bodies that way is nothing less than an act of submission to gendered inequality. We need to focus on health, fitness, and strength-as we ourselves define it. Hays Coomer knows that when we strengthen ourselves, we're making our activism personal, by reclaiming our right to a healthy self-image and bodies that function to the best of their ability. And, yes, at the same time we're building stamina for the literal work of activism-the marches and the protests, plus the everyday emotional resilience it takes to face the news. Hays Coomer shows us, step by step, how to reframe our idea of "fitness," reclaiming it and instead associating being fit with being powerful. And as women, now more than ever, we could use that collective fitness and reclaimed power.
1 book, 127 illustrations, 45 beautiful women, 15 cups of coffee, 31 pigeons, 62 Japanese tourists, 4 tobacco shops, 1 fan, 57 bouquets of flowers, 3 boats, 13 street lights, 6 taxis, 41 dogs, 1 bass, 103 protesters, 19 lovers, 5 pairs of knickers, 65 newspapers, 13 glasses of wine, 56 umbrellas, 19 cops, 25 pieces of graffiti, 9 hipsters, 1 bearded lady, 35 pairs of sunglasses, 17 pairs of breasts, 5 selfies, 1 traffic warden, 6 transvestites, 32 depressives, 41 smiles, 2 ambulances, 1 banana skin, 1 city, Paris!
People on Earth
By Jon Richards, Ed Simkins
This is not just another atlas! From the origins of the human species to how much time people around the world spend on holiday; from the relationship between a country's wealth and its types of deadly disease to education rates versus average income, Who We Are And How We Live takes a unique look at our globe. Using innovatively designed maps alongside infographics, graphs and icons, this book explores the bigger picture of topics such as health, education, religion, language and politics. Explore in-depth how countries are governed around the globe, who has the highest obesity rates, how urbanisation rates affect the environment and how the life expectancy in a country is linked to its sanitation levels. The maps not only give an overview of location, but also provide a wealth of fascinating information that is beautifully designed. Written and illustrated by the award-winning Jon Richards and Ed Simkins, this book is another perfect example of how innovative design can deliver facts and figures in an absorbing and immediate way.
Princess Prom: Two magical adventures in one!
By Rosie Banks
Secret Princesses is a gorgeous series about magical princesses and best friends. Princes Prom is a special bumper long book with two stories for even more magical fun! Will Charlotte and Mia finally get their princess wands? Best friends Shelley and Kat are desperate to put on the perfect Jingle Bells Ball. Their whole school is counting on them and they wish everything could go well. And if Charlotte and Mia grant their wishes, they'll finally become fully-fledged Secret Princesses! But mean Princess Poison hates Christmas, hates fun and most of all hates happiness. Can the girls defeat her one last time?Join Charlotte and Mia in this brilliant adventure full of princess sparkle and Christmas excitement!
By Helene Bendix, Simone Bendix
In a world of screens and eBooks, there is something beautifully tangible and tactile about taking a piece of paper and cutting into it with a pair of scissors. With just a few folds and snips, an old shopping list can be transformed into a fluttering butterfly or a shooting star. Let your imagination run wild and bring fairy tales to life as you turn old books into hot air balloons and angels, or give new life to yesterday's newspaper as a garland of pretty hearts.Twins Simone and Helene have been papercutting for years, and between them have created a whole world of whimsical designs. In this delightful book, they share this magical skill with you - and the best part is, it's simple, creative and practically free. All you need is a pair of scissors and some scrap paper - no scalpel, no cutting mat, no complicated templates. Their mindful approach embraces imperfection and opens up your creativity, helping you develop your own designs and ideas. Whether you want to cut a bouquet of flowers from old shopping receipts or transform discarded wrapping paper into Christmas decorations, this book is sure to delight and inspire.
Philip's Guide to the Northern Constellations
A guide to stars and constellations visible with the naked eye in the northern hemisphere, illustrated with simple 'signpost' maps to guide the reader around the night sky, for each season. Additional highlights include information on our solar system, as well as fascts about comets, meteors and the Universe.
Philosophy: The Audio Masterclass
By Mel Thompson, Mark Vernon, Nicky Hayes, Richard Lyddon
The Audio Masterclass series will give you everything you need to get up to speed on the big topics that matter in self-help, psychology, business and the humanities.Philosophy is a life-tool, a set of skills for engaging with any subject, and in the Philosophy Audio Masterclass you will discover a body of wisdom and a way to develop your own critical and creative thinking. Explore the key ideas in Western Philosophy and the arguments that continue to shape our world. Discover what philosophy is really about, question free will and see how philosophy relates to everything from comics to coffee.The Audio Masterclass series provides serious coverage of the most vital topics in self-help, psychology and the humanities, combining comprehensive, expert content from the celebrated Teach Yourself series. Each masterclass offers over 12 hours of practical, varied content to get you up to speed and fully informed on the subjects that matter.(P)2018 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
The Prometheus Man
By Scott Reardon
A race-against time thriller for fans of The Bourne Identity, I Am Pilgrim, Gregg Hurwitz and James Swallow. A man with no identity... hunting a man without limits.CIA Agent Tom Blake has hustled his way onto a major case: tracking a man with enhanced abilities, the test subject of a secret government program. Except the man using Agent Blake's identity is not Agent Blake. He's Tom Reese. Reese stole Agent Blake's identity to hunt down his brother's killer. But his time as a CIA agent is accelerating toward its expiration date. Soon the augmented man will come looking for him. And when he does, both will discover that Tom Reese carries a secret even he doesn't know about.He is the last test subject of Project Prometheus.'Part Robert Ludlum, part Michael Crichton, with a contemporary spin all Scott Reardon's own' Christopher Reich, author of Rules of Deception
Pure, Simple, Cooking
By Diana Henry