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The world's best-selling annual book is back, after one of the most challenging 12 months in our 65-year history. Despite lockdowns and quarantines, the record-breaking hasn't stopped, and Guinness World Records 2022 is a celebration of the indomitable human spirit and the insatiable desire to face ever-more-challenging goals.
A major new edition of this landmark wine book that has sold 4.7 million copies worldwide.
The debut full colour collection of iconic quotes, messages and boards from anonymous TfL employees and dynamic masked duo, All on the Board - to bring joy to readers' days!
A unique treasury of flavour combinations, offering endless diversion and inspiration for the creative cook.
This is one of the bestselling aromatherapy books of all time with vital information on plant origins, medical herbalism and the properties and actions of herbs and essential oils. It covers 165 oils, their actions, characteristics, principal constituents and folk traditions and is a must for experienced aromatherapists and beginners alike.This edition does not include illustrations.This essential handbook is used by aromatherapists all over the world and is one of the most successful titles in this area. It includes an A-Z listing of an enormous range of internationally relevant aromatic plants. Comprehensive information is provided for each entry, for example:* Common name, Latin name, botanical plant family * General Description - what it looks like * Distribution - where it's found * Herbal Folk Tradition - traditional uses * Actions - what it's good for * Extraction - How the oil is extracted * Characteristics - what the oil looks like, and which other oils it blends well with * Safety Information.The Encyclopedia also covers:* History of aromatherapy and herbalism* How aromatic plants work on your body & mind,* How to make your own blends* Uses for oils in the home.This is a classic guide to essential oils and will remain a vital source of information for generations to come.
Combining meticulously-researched fact with refreshing opinion and wit, this Companion presents almost 4,000 entries on every wine-related topic imaginable, from regions and grape varieties to the owners, connoisseurs, growers, and tasters in wine; from viticulture and oenology to the history of wine, from its origins to the present day.
Fully revised general reference atlas in the exciting Collins World Atlas range. Highly detailed maps giving balanced worldwide coverage, beautifully illustrated thematic pages and thousands of facts and statistics, including world and continental ranking tables.
The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows poetically defines emotions that we all feel but don't have the words to express, until now-from the creator of the popular online project of the same name.
What did Time magazine consider the twentieth-century's greatest album? Which anthem by Prince was an attempt to emulate Bob Seger? And what links Count Basie and Batman?If you thought you knew your music, then think again. 1001Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, is totally revised and fully updated for 2013, and is the definitive guide to accompany your interest in music. Written by top UK and US music journalists, and includes a preface by Michael Lydon, the founding editor of the Rolling Stone magazine. It celebrates the great and ground-breaking albums throughout the eras - from the genesis of Fifties rock 'n' roll to the technological and electronic innovations of the 2000s.Each entry includes key tracks and explains exactly why each of these albums deserved to be included in the list, offering an insight into the process of their creation, development, and success. With albums from Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Sex Pistols, ACDC, Ray Price, the Beach Boys, Sonic Youth, P J Harvey, Jack White, Green Day, Christina Aguilera, and the latest from David Bowie, as well as new cutting-edge entries such as Kendrick Lamar and Django Django, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die covers all the works that have formed part of the soundtracks to all our lives, at one point or another.Illustrated with more than 900 iconic images of album covers, bands and artists, as well as photographs from many legendary gigs, 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, covers from the 1950s to the present and is the single most comprehensive list of music that changed the world, an absolute must-have for all the musically inspired.
A fascinating historical miscellany for every day of the calendar year
Following on from its hugely successful launch in 1999, Collins Bird Guide - the ultimate reference book for bird enthusiasts - now enters its second edition.
The brand new edition of the unrivalled and bestselling annual, Hugh Johnson's Pocket Wine Book.
The most comprehensive single-volume photographic guide to Europe's birds ever produced-from the authors of the acclaimed Britain's BirdsCovering more than 900 species, and illustrated with 4,700 photographs, Europe's Birds is the most comprehensive, authoritative and ambitious single-volume photographic guide to Europe's birds ever produced. Easy-to-use, practical and accessible, this guide provides the information necessary for birdwatchers of all abilities to name any bird they see. Detailed descriptions cover the birds in all their plumages-male, female, breeding, non-breeding, adult and immatures, as well as distinctive subspecies. The clear text covers all aspects of identification, including moult and vocalizations, and provides details on range, status and habitat. An unrivalled selection of photographs, chosen to be as informative as possible, makes this a beautiful book to enjoy, as well as an up-to-date and essential source of identification knowledge.Europe's Birds is produced by the same team that created Britain's Birds, which has been described as "e;without doubt the best photo guide on the market"e; (Andy Stoddart, Rare Bird Alert). The authors include top-class wildlife photographers, writers and editors, and an imaginative, highly skilled designer. All are experienced birdwatchers themselves, who know what is needed in an identification guide for birdwatchers living or travelling in Europe.Illustrates all 928 species recorded in Europe, including established introductionsFeatures 4,700 stunning photographs showing the birds as you really see themFocuses on identification, covering all plumages and subspeciesProvides detailed comparison of similar and difficult speciesIncludes details of moult, vocalizations, status and favoured habitatsContains 540 maps, prepared in association with BirdLife International
An illustrated guide to the origins and meanings of more than two-thousand signs and symbols, and how they have been interpreted in mythology, religion, art and folklore.
The fourth instalment of the original and bestselling Almanac
The latest edition of the world's most prestigious and authoritative world atlas, containing up-to-date world maps and thematic information curated by experts in geography and cartography.
In this book, Michel Lauricella presents both his artistic and systematic methods for drawing the human body-with drawing techniques from the ecorche (showing the musculature underneath the skin) to sketches of models in action. In more than 1000 illustrations, the human body is shown from a new perspective-from bone structure to musculature, from anatomical detail to the body in motion. Morpho is a rich, fascinating, and helpful book that can go with you everywhere on your sketching journey.
A fabric and textile directory. It is suitable for the designers wanting to communicate their final vision through the appropriate use of fabric.
Extensive information on the prehistoric era and the dinosaurs, other animals, plants, fungi and microbes which populated the Earth in this period.
Nearly ten years in preparation and production, Jewelry Concepts and Technology is the definitive guide and handbook for jewellery makers on all levels of ability. It is also a unique reference source for those not directly active in the field but who wish to gain an understanding of what lies behind the jewellery-making mystique.
Featuring sixty-seven exceptional color maps as well as eighty-seven vivid images by photographer Hendrik Holler and others, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date atlas of German wine-a detailed reference to vineyards and appellations. The authors explain the geography of all the German wine-growing regions and provide independent analysis and ranking of the most significant vineyards in each region. In addressing the growing American appreciation of German wines, the atlas pays in-depth attention to Rieslings from the Mosel and other premier regions while also acquainting readers with wines from less familiar areas such as the Ahr, Baden, the Taubertal, and Franconia. Beautifully produced, with helpful sidebars and succinct essays, this book will become the standard reference on the subject.