Books For All Tastes Sale
A Magnum PI paper doll, a paint-by-number Ferris Bueller, a cassette tape greeting card – take a nostalgic trip back to the 1980s with 52 cool and easy-to-do art and design projects. Stuffed with hugely quirky and fun things to do, this actvity book contains easy instructions for creating and making your own favourite art and design projects.
The awesome things to create include: paper dolls of such icons as Alexis Carrington and Debbie Gibson, WHAM! puppets, a Pong duvet cover, a Pac Man cake to bake, a Super Mario cross stitch, a Madonna and Sean commemorative plate, and such pictures to colour in as Tom Cruise underwear dancing, and Aerosmith and Run DMC imploring you to Walk this Way.$19.99$9.99
Beautifully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook will help you learn how to draw anything on your feet. From sandals and pumps to loafers and oxfords, 20 Ways to Draw a Shoe is perfect for illustrators, doodlers and anyone who loves to sketch.
This is not a step-by-step technique book: rather, the toe-tapping objects in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing.$24.99$12.99
In the West, the story of Ancient China is less familiar to us than that of Ancient Egypt or Rome, but it is no less absorbing, and its rollcall of achievements is easily as impressive.
30-Second Ancient China unlocks the secrets of China's Bronze Age glories and offers summaries of everything from the lost cities of the Zhou kings and the elaborate oracle-bone rituals that were practiced at their courts to the exquisite bronze vessels that gave the age its name, and the birth of Confucianism.
Add topics dealing with everyday life in Ancient China, and succinct biographies of some powerful figures – from Wu Ding, king of the Shang, to Sun Tzu, author of The Art of War, the first ever treatise on military strategy – and this book becomes the perfect introduction to one of the great ancient civilizations.
The 50 most significant aspects, no matter how complex, are explained in 300 words and one image, all digestible in just 30 seconds.$31.99$16.99
30-Second Ancient Greece offers an engrossing tour of the Hellenic world, appealingly served up in easily absorbed nuggets.
Ancient Greek civilization laid the foundations for so many aspects of modern western life, from architecture to philosophy. But can you recite the Classical orders with confidence (are you sure what an order actually is?), and would you be able to define the key contributions of Socrates, Plato and Aristotle?$19.99$9.99
30-Second Biology tackles the vital science of life, dissecting the 50 most thought-provoking theories of our ecosystem and ourselves.
At a time when discoveries in DNA allow us to feel more connected than ever to the natural world, this is the fastest route to an understanding of the tree of life. Whether you're dipping into the gene pool, unlocking cells or conversing on biodiversity, this is all the knowledge you need to bring life to the dinner-party debate.$19.99$9.99
Spend 30 seconds a day in the company of a colossus from the world of science, and you will soon have his whole story – both his scientific attainments and his extraordinary life – in your head.
Einstein was not only an unparalleled scientific genius, but also a human rights campaigner, a political activist and the iconic archetype of the mad professor. Is it any wonder that he continues to fascinate scientists and non-scientists alike? 30-Second Einstein will show you why.$19.99$9.99
Evolution is the unifying force in modern biology, bringing together such diverse fields as microbiology, genetics and palaeontology. It provides a powerfully persuasive explanation for the staggering diversity of life on Earth but remains a source of controversy and throws up several bones of contention.How life has evolved has taxed the very best of brains, from Da Vinci to Darwin and, in our own time, Richard Dawkins...
30-Second Evolution unlocks the laboratory of life, dissecting it into the 50 most significant topics that provide the missing links to understand the natural world's four-billion-year ancestry and the process of natural selection in which species either adapt in myriad ways – mutation, ingenuity and intelligence – to meet the challenges of a changing environment, or die.$19.99$9.99
30-Second Twentieth Century presents a unique approach to modern history. It condenses 100 years of innovation and art, politics and conflict, triumph and disaster, into 50 graphic snapshots that offer an instant appreciation of the way the world revolves and evolves. It invites the reader to consider which events define a period of history and why.
From the Red Army to Black Monday, from Woodstock to the World Wide Web, this is the fastest way to travel through time.$19.99$9.99
Boring shelves, tables and cupboards are a thing of the past. Now, assembling flatpack furniture can be an exercise in creativity. Armed with 50 Flatpack Hacks, you can transform your living space without spending thousands on high-end brands. This book gives you the inside track on personalising, customising and repurposing your flatpack furniture.
Learn clever hacks for every room in the home – from stylish bathroom shelves to savvy media storage, innovative lighting, upscaled soft furnishings and even unique toys for kids. Each project comes complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions and inspirational full-colour photography. The ideas, tips and techniques in 50 Flatpack Hacks range from basic embellishment projects to advanced builds, when it's time to get out your power tools.
Once you've mastered these hacks, the possibilities really are endless.$29.99$14.99
English is enriched with many borrowings and influences from other languages. Aficionado, chutzpah, pro bono, hoi polloi, ketchup, nous, zeitgeist - we use these foreign words every day without thinking of their origins, but what do they actually mean?
This book offers information for 'connoisseurs' (French) of the English language.$19.99$12.99
This delightful introduction to the world of food is gloriously illustrated, taking children on a journey from the paddock, the orchard and the garden to their own kitchen.
Recommended for ages 3+.$24.99$12.99
Acrylic Painting with Passion easily answers the question: What should I paint now? Tesia Blackburn comes to the rescue by introducing exercises and techniques that make the painting process fun and every bit as cherished as the finished works of art.
Finding time to create art can be a challenge, and Tesia helps with this, too, by suggesting ways to help you find manageable chunks of time to feed your painting passion.$39.99$17.99
Adagio is a charming treatise on slow gardening and the importance of slowing down and enjoying life.
At the same time, it has an environmental message regarding living ethically and sustainably. This message is delivered in Trisha Dixon's inimitable style, as she seamlessly blends personal anecdote with musings and facts, drawing on her gardening background and her wide-ranging interests in philosophy, music, art, nature and the environment.
Adagio will appeal to gardeners and dreamers alike – anyone, in fact, who yearns for a more environmentally-attune life.
Visit Can Do Blog to see inside the book.$69.99$35.00
We all invent words and coin phrases; it's how language evolves. Addictionary: Brave New Words collects the best of these neologisms into this handy volume, organised into categories (including technology, politics, dating, sports, religion, and medicine) and cleverly illustrated throughout.
A great gift for any wordsmith, Addictionary is on the cutting edge of the English language, staking claims on new linguistic territory with an arch blend of the sharply intellectual and the sublimely silly.
What child hasn't gazed longingly at doe-eyed cocker spaniels and bouncy little terriers, dreaming of the day their parents finally consent to get them that longed-for puppy? Adopt-A-Dog is a book that indulges this fantasy to the max.
Delightful illustrations accompany descriptions of each breed, and young readers are encouraged to engage with the responsibilities of dog ownership by completing quizzes, drawing funny cross-breeds, doodling doggy-hairstyles and designing dog-beds.
Recommended for ages 6+.$21.99$9.99
Kate McGhie is a farmer's daughter, the seventh generation of a family who worked and respected the land. Their farm in rural Victoria produced everything they ate. There were dairy and beef cattle, sheep and goats; the vegetable garden was huge; and the potato patch filled two acres with five different varieties. The orchard was shared: the lower third for possums, the top third for birds and the middle section for Kate's family – everyone was happy.
In this book – with over 120 recipes and stories from her family's farm – Kate McGhie writes with wit and warmth as she explores the foundations and flavours of Australian country cooking, drawing on tradition to present classic, tried and true dishes as well as contemporary interpretations for today's table.
Chapters include salads; soups and starters; vegetables; meat, poultry and fish; fruit; baking; preserving; and cooking for Christmas.$49.99$29.99
The two baby pandas are always fighting and squabbling until one day, while eating some bamboo, they find they have to learn to share. From the popular series about baby animals whose situations mirror those of young children.$12.95$4.99
Featuring 40 of the world's most loved and unique pedigrees, from the French Bulldog to the English Cocker, the German Shepherd to the Alaskan Malamute, Beautiful Dogs showcases man's best friend as you've never seen him before. Each photograph is accompanied by a description of the breed, covering such information as physical attributes, origins and uses.
An illuminating introduction also explores the history of the dog as faithful companion, working animal and show-stopping pedigree, while delightful reportage photography offers a glimpse of the stars as they prepare for their moment in front of the photographer's lens.
A coffee-table book that will delight and astound in equal measure, Beautiful Dogs is the perfect gift for all lovers of things canine.$19.99$12.99
This book of fabulous felines is the perfect gift for dog lovers or to keep as individual quirky cards to send to friends or family.
- 30 different pull-out perforated postcards featuring the finest champion breeds
- Each postcard comes with breed information and historical facts
Bees, wasps, and ants help maintain the garden's biological balance, fertilize vegetables, fruits, and flowers, and recycle nutrients within the soil. It's no exaggeration to say that a garden can't be understood without an understanding of its insects. Part One includes a summary of their biology and the role they play in the garden. Part Two looks at the individual groups, including sawflies, horntails, wood wasps, parasitic wasps, predatory wasps, bees, and ants.$39.99$17.99