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The Aurora Borealis

by John Cox & Antoine de Saporta Lm Publishers (October 10, 2019)

How can we describe, how can an artist paint, the aurora borealis? We of temperate climates are not strangers to the phenomena; we know something of the arcs and radiating streaks of various-colored light which...


The Times Beginner’s Guide to Bridge: All you need to play the game

by Andrew Robson & The Times Mind Games Times Books (October 03, 2019)

A one-stop practical guide on how to play and master the fascinating and rewarding game of bridge with expert advice throughout from Andrew Robson, the Times bridge correspondent, the world’s most famous and...


Seed

by Lara Doolette Library For All (July 03, 2019)

A seed can grow into lots of types of plants!


Collins Quiz Master: 10,000 general knowledge questions

by Collins Puzzles Collins (September 05, 2019)

500 quizzes to test your general knowledge to the limit with 10,000 questions arranged in easy, medium and difficult categories.

All quizzes and answers are hyperlinked for ease of use. You can choose to hide...


Study of Animals Extinct in the Historic Period

by Charles E. Blanchard & Alfred Russel Wallace Lm Publishers (September 05, 2019)

"All beings are exposed to more or less frequent dangers, and are constantly struggling to defend their lives. They have to dread the inclemency of the seasons, and must perish if they fail to find a sufficiency...


Mental Capacities of the Elephant

by Andrew Wilson & William Temple Hornaday Lm Publishers (September 05, 2019)

The principal purpose of this book is to show the scope and quality of intelligence displayed by the animals of a certain species, the elephant, and to afford some data for a comparison of the mental processes...


The Migration of Birds

by Thomas A. Coward Lm Publishers (September 04, 2019)

This is a complete study of the cause and reasons of the migration of birds. What makes Birds Migrate? Migration is the act of changing an abode or resting place, the wandering or movement from one place to...


Natural History of the Kangaroo

by George J. Mivart Lm Publishers (September 04, 2019)

The kangaroos have now become familiar objects to all who visit our Zoölogical Gardens, or who are familiar with any considerable zoölogical museum. Their general external form, when seen in the attitude they...


Football for Player and Spectator : Origin and Development of American Football

by Fielding Yost Lm Publishers (September 04, 2019)

This book presents the Origin and Development of American Football. Football, although indefinitely known as a sport to Greek and Roman antiquity, did not come into existence as a school or college game until...


Barberries : A Study of Uses and Origins

by Frederick Leroy Sargent Lm Publishers (September 04, 2019)

The common barberry (Berberis vulgaris), being so abundant over the greater part of Europe, native to the soil, and at the same time both useful and beautiful, has naturally come to hold an important place in...


A Dog’s Best Friend: The Secrets that Make Good Dog Owners Great

by Jan Fennell Harper (May 30, 2019)

Through touching and emotive anecdotes, internationally-acclaimed author and dog trainer Jan Fennell shares with us the successes, set-backs and secrets that will strike a chord with dog lovers everywhere.

In...


Who Owns England?: How We Lost Our Green and Pleasant Land, and How to Take It Back

by Guy Shrubsole William Collins (May 02, 2019)

‘A formidable, brave and important book’ Robert Macfarlane

Who owns England?

Behind this simple question lies this country’s oldest and best-kept secret. This is the history of how England’s elite...


The Duffer’s Guide to Painting Watercolour Landscapes

by Don Harrison Collins (April 26, 2019)

This ebook on landscape painting in watercolour is a no-nonsense guide that really gets down to basics.

In The Duffer’s Guide to Painting Watercolour Landscapes Don Harrison shows just how easy it can be to...


Watercolour (Collins Need to Know?)

by Collins Collins (April 26, 2019)

This one-stop practical guide will show you all the techniques and inspiration you need to get into painting. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy ebook format with colour illustrations and expert...


Drawing and Sketching (Collins Need to Know?)

by Collins Collins (April 26, 2019)

This practical one-stop guide will show you all the techniques and inspiration you need to start drawing. To make your progress easier, it comes in a handy ebook format with colour illustrations and expert advice...


Cool Camping: Sleeping, Eating, and Enjoying Life Under Canvas

by Laura James Collins (April 18, 2019)

“Don’t even think about setting foot in a tent without this book. It shows just how stylish outdoor life can be.” Jodie Kidd

With celebrity contributions from cool campers Hugh-Fearnley Whittingstall,...


The Hebrides (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 76)

by J. M. Boyd & I. L. Boyd William Collins (April 18, 2019)

A complete natural history of the Hebrides – an area of great natural beauty, which draws back thousands of visitors year after year to its wonderful scenery and abundant wildlife.

The Hebrides is an area...


Mammals in the British Isles (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 68)

by L. Harrison Matthews William Collins (April 18, 2019)

Mammals in the British Isles looks at the influences on their numbers and distribution, both now and in the past, examines aspects of their biology with emphasis on function and physiology, and concludes with...


Nature into Art

by Thomas Christopher & Ngoc Minh Ngo Timber Press (September 17, 2019)

 “Like Wave Hill itself, these pages make an indelible impression—wildly intimate, possibility-laden, provocative—leaving me wide awake and hungry for a visit.” —Margaret Roach, author of A Way to...


Rats

by Avery Blalock Library For All (June 15, 2019)

Rats live all over the world! What do you know about rats?


Green and Prosperous Land: A Blueprint for Rescuing the British Countryside

by Dieter Helm William Collins (March 07, 2019)

‘One of the most important books of the decade’ Country Life

Finally, a practical, realistic plan to rescue, preserve and enhance nature.

News about Britain’s wildlife and ecosystems tends to be grim....


British Seals (Collins New Naturalist Library, Book 57)

by H. R. Hewer William Collins (February 28, 2019)

A comprehensive account of the seal’s migratory patterns, methods of hunting and patterns of reproduction.

While seals are a perennial favourite among visitors to zoos for their playful and engaging behaviour,...


Planning for the Planet

by Simone Schleper Berghahn Books (July 01, 2019)

In the 1960s and 1970s, rapidly growing environmental awareness and concern not only led to widespread calls for new policies, but also created unprecedented demand for ecological expertise. This led to novel...


Shanti Yoga Bag Pattern

by Russell Conte Stash Books (July 01, 2019)

Combine durable and stylish kraft-tex with hefty denim to create a yoga bag meant to last! The handy shoulder strap and exterior zippered pocket are pretty and practical, while the water bottle holder with an...


Organic Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book

by Amanda Murphy Stash Books (July 01, 2019)

Let Mother Nature inspire your quilting! Best-selling author Amanda Murphy (Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book) shares the next book in her free-motion quilting series, packed with...


Dresden Quilt Blocks Reimagined

by Candyce Copp Grisham C&T Publishing (July 01, 2019)

Embrace the art of quilting with simple instructions to create particularly beautiful Dresden plate blocks. Each variation looks unique and all are astonishingly easy to sew. Use any and all of the twenty-five...


Surf Survival

by Andrew Nathanson, Clayton Everline & Mark Renneker Skyhorse (July 02, 2019)

Three expert physicians/surfers trained in emergency medicine, sports medicine, and family medicine explain everything you need to know to stay safe in the water.

Whether you’re a novice or an expert, an SUPer...


The Final Innings

by Christopher Sandford The History Press (July 16, 2019)

The declaration of war on 3 September 1939 brought to an end a golden age of British cricket, the likes of which has never been repeated. At least 216 of 283 registered British first-class players joined up...


Here's the Catch

by Ron Swoboda St. Martin's Publishing Group (June 11, 2019)

In time for the 50th anniversary of the Mets' miraculous 1969 World Series win, right fielder Ron Swoboda tells the story of that amazing season, the people he played with and against (sometimes at the same...


National Football League - A Complete History

by Peter Murray & Kim Irvine G2 Rights (June 21, 2019)

The NFL was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) before renaming itself the National Football League for the 1922 season. The NFL agreed to merge with the American Football...


Money Games

by Anthony J. Pickles Berghahn Books (June 01, 2019)

Gambling in Papua New Guinea, despite being completely absent prior to the Colonial era, has come to supersede storytelling as the region’s main nighttime activity. Money Games is an ethnographic monograph...


Super Cute Crochet

by Janine Holmes, Meryl Henderson & Chellie Carroll Thunder Bay Press (June 11, 2019)

You’ll be hooked on these ten super cute crochet animals!

Super Cute Crochet contains photos and illustrations to guide you in making ten super cute projects: including a panda, penguin, koala, lamb, sloth,...


Disaster Survival Handbook

by Alexander Stilwell Thunder Bay Press (July 02, 2019)

A practical and illustrated guide to getting through all types of life-threatening situations.

Are you ready for the big one, whether it’s an earthquake, a hurricane, or a monster snowstorm? Disaster Survival...


The Orvis Fly-Tying Guide

by Tom Rosenbauer Lyons Press (July 01, 2019)

This essential book on fly tying will teach anyone how to tie flies. All the important techniques are illustrated with color photographs, from starting the thread on the hook to whip finishing. The book lays...


Left on Base in the Bush Leagues

by Gaylon H. White Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 15, 2019)

There was a time when no town was too small to field a professional baseball team. In 1949, the high point for the minor leagues, there were 59 leagues and 464 cities with teams, two-thirds of them in so-called...


Best Hikes Reno and Lake Tahoe

by Tracy Salcedo Falcon Guides (July 01, 2019)

With these information-packed guides in hand, readers have everything they need for the adventure they seek, from an easy nature walk to a multiday backpacking trip. Each hike includes: location, length, hiking...


Birding New England

by Randi Minetor & Nic Minetor Falcon Guides (May 01, 2019)

Birdwatching is for everyone. No other outdoor pursuit yields so much knowledge of nature’s ways with so little effort—if one knows what to look for. Birding New England opens the world of birding to the...


Five Million Tides

by Christian Boulton The History Press (May 01, 2019)

An unashamed eulogy to an exquisite body of water, Five Million Tides tells the story of Cornwall’s Helford River from the Mesolithic to the dawning of the twenty-first century. Beginning with prehistoric...


A History of Gardening in 50 Objects

by George Drower The History Press (June 03, 2019)

The earliest record of an enclosed space around a homestead comes from 10,000 BCE and since then gardens of varying types and ambition have been popular throughout the ages. Whether ornamental, wild cottage...


A History of the World Cup

by Clemente A. Lisi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (March 15, 2019)

There is no sporting event more popular than the World Cup. For one month every four years, billions of people around the world turn their attention to the tournament. Fans call in sick to work, pack into bars...


Best Climbs Rocky Mountain National Park

by Stewart M. Green Falcon Guides (April 01, 2019)

Best Climbs Rocky Mountain National Park showcases the classic routes and best climbs in America's largest national park. Ideal for both local and nonlocal climbers who want to hit as many select climbs as possible...


Forty Years of Airfix Toys

by Jeremy Brook Crowood (February 18, 2019)

Airfix acquired the first plastic injection moulding machine in the U.K. in the mid 1940's and was soon manufacturing vast numbers of plastic toys. By 1981, when Airfix's financial woes led to takeover and the...


Lions and Tigers and Hamsters

by Mark Goldstein Health Communications Inc (May 07, 2019)

From the time Dr. Mark Goldstein was a little boy—even before he had his first dog—he was fascinated by creatures both domestic and wild. After graduating veterinary school at Cornell University, he became...


Bushcraft Illustrated

by Dave Canterbury Adams Media (May 07, 2019)

“An appealing coffee table book.” —The Wall Street Journal

From Dave Canterbury—wilderness expert, New York Times bestselling author, and YouTube sensation—comes a fully illustrated guide to everything...


Losing Earth

by Nathaniel Rich Farrar, Straus and Giroux (April 09, 2019)

By 1979, we knew nearly everything we understand today about climate change—including how to stop it. Over the next decade, a handful of scientists, politicians, and strategists, led by two unlikely heroes,...


Renewal

by Andres Edwards New Society Publishers (April 02, 2019)

Why spend countless hours indoors in front of screens when being in nature feels so good? In learning why and how to nurture our emotional connection with nature, we can also regenerate the ecosystems on which...


Given Half a Chance

by Edward Davey Unbound (April 18, 2019)

Given Half a Chance is both a snapshot of our world and a call to arms, setting out the most pressing environmental challenges that we face while making a passionate case for why we need to meet them.

From fields...


Hacks for PUBG Players Advanced Strategies: An Unofficial Gamer's Guide

by Jason R. Rich Racehorse (July 16, 2019)

Gamers from around the world have made PUBG (a.k.a. PlayerUnderground’s Battlegrounds) one of the most popular games on the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and on multiple mobile device platforms. This multiplayer...


Hacks for PUBG Players

by Jason R. Rich Racehorse (June 11, 2019)

Before there was Fortnite: Battle Royale, PUBG was the multiplayer combat game that took the world by storm with its fast action, photorealistic graphics, and intense combat scenarios that pitted each gamer...


Baseball America 2019 Prospect Handbook Digital Edition

by Editors of Baseball America Baseball America (March 26, 2019)

The one player guide every true baseball fan will want - the leading resource for the next generation of rising stars.

The Baseball America 2019 Prospect Handbook is the ultimate guide to the next generation...