Infinity in the Palm of your Hand
Best-selling author Marcus Chown explores some of the most profound and important science about us, our world and beyond by examining some astonishing facts that reveal the vast complexities of the universe.
Contains an exclusive Q&A with the author.
How to Behave Badly in Renaissance Britain
Historian and popular BBC TV presenter Ruth Goodman, author of How to Be a Tudor, offers up a history of Renaissance Britain – with practical tips on just how to horrify the neighbours.
Spitfire Stories, published in association with Imperial War Museums, is a fascinating anthology of first-hand stories from the Spitfire heroes and heroines of the Second World War.
The Beginning and End of Everything
The Beginning and the End of Everything is the whole story as we currently understand it – from nothing, to the birth of our universe, to its ultimate fate. Authoritative and engaging, Paul Parsons takes us on a rollercoaster ride through billions of light years to tell the story of the Big Bang, from birth to death.
The third instalment in Craig Revel Horwood’s frank and funny autobiography takes the reader through the highs and lows of the Strictly Come Dancing star’s ‘fab-u-lous’ life. Join C…
From Matisse’s monkeys and Pollock's poodles to Lichtenstein's llamas and Kandinsky’s kangaroos, this beautiful 1-10 counting book provides an imaginative learning experience that will appeal to adults and children alike.
With illustrator Grace Helmer's quirky renderings of animals in the style of world-famous artists, Kahlo’s Koalas extends the basic counting concept in a simple, one number, one image per spread format that introduces the smallest children to their first concept of numbers, animals and art appreciation.
1 Picasso Panda
2 Kahlo Koalas
3 Lichtenstein Llamas
4 Matisse Monkeys
5 Pollock Poodles
6 Kandinsky Kangaroos
7 Van Gogh Geckos
8 Seurat Sloths
9 Warhol Warthogs
10 Monet Mice
Includes simple, child-friendly information about the ten featured artists plus a fun number sequence spread.
Filled with more than 90 mythical monsters and fantastic beasts from around the world, The Amazing Book of Beasts will take readers on an epic colouring quest through ancient lands and lore. Includes fanta…
'Prepare to have your mind blown! A brilliantly written overview of the past, present and future of modern cosmology.' – DALLAS CAMPBELL, author of Ad AstraThe Beginning and the End of Everyt…
Discover the hidden history of Britain through the stories of its 'lost' or abandoned places and buildings.
Portillo’s Secret History of Britain presents a compelling and wonderfully evocative history of Britain through the stories of its ‘lost’ or abandoned buildings. The chapters cover a variety of historical themes: Crime and Punishment, Health and Medicine, Defence and Warfare, and Entertainment and Leisure. Using a combination of his own investigations and archive research, plus memories and quotations from the contributors he interviewed for the series, Michael Portillo explains what the buildings were used for and by whom, why they were abandoned, and what they can tell us about our past. For example:
* Learn what the ruins of London Road Fire and Police Station in Manchester reveal about the history of the emergency services in the last 100 years
* How Bradford’s art deco Odeon cinema encapsulates a century of film-making and movie-going
With evocative text that brings each location vividly to life, Michael Portillo describes the building and its activities in its heyday and compares this past life with its faded grandeur or melancholic abandonment seen today. Filled with fascinating insights and observations, his narrative provides a compelling and original perspective on Britain’s social and military history. Complementing the text are 32 pages of atmospheric and informative photographs, including ‘then’ and ‘now’ images of the locations, which pointedly juxtapose their former glory with their present-day destitution.
Relax and unwind with this sophisticated anti-stress colouring, doodling and drawing book for adults and children.From creating free-flowing lines and swirls to shading in intricate patterns, every illustr…
A stunning follow-up to Animetrics, this innovative 'colour by numbers' sticker book contains 12 striking pictures of animals, sea creatures, famous landmarks and scenes to complete. The numbered s…