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100 Most Infamous Criminals is an astounding compendium of crimes and their perpetrators. The range of crimes is extraordinary, from the bizarre to the horrific, and from the heartbreaking to the ridiculous. The book includes some of history's most infamous criminals and tells in vivid detail the story of the lives they led, the crimes they comm...
15 Minutes Scientific Theories offers an accessible approach to some of the most important sets of principles developed by our greatest scientific minds - from evolution and plate tectonics to cell, information and quantum theories and describes how they gave contributed to our understanding of the universe and our existence within it.
First published on December 19, 1843 and written at a time of decline in festive tradition, A Christmas Carol became an instant classic. It reinforced expectations for Christmas Day as a time of peace and goodwill to all menÂ”and it even put turkey on the menu as the staple meal for many in the Western world. This special facsimile of the origin...
A clearly written, accessible and comprehensive text that tells the story of man's journey from the time of the first hominids to the present. Sections include: Ancient World, 10,000 to 500BC, Classical World, 500 BC to AD500, Medieval World, AD500 to 1500, Early Modern World, 1500-1783, 19th Century, the Modern World from 1914 to the first deca...
The Â“two citiesÂ” are Paris in the time of the French Revolution, and London. Dr. Manette, a French physician, having been called in to treat a young peasant and his sister, realizes that they have been cruelly abused by the Marquis de St. Evremonde and his brother. To ensure Dr. ManetteÂ’s silence, the Marquis has him confined for eighteen yea...
Writing in an age when the call for the rights of man had brought revolution to America and France, Mary Wollstonecraft produced her own declaration of female independence in 1792. Passionate and forthright, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman attacked the prevailing view of docile, decorative femininity, and instead laid out the principles of ...
Discover how to turn a simple square of paper into something action-packed! From flapping birds to floating boats, spinning tops to magic wands, and barking dogs to jumping horses, this book is filled with amazing paper models for you to create. The great photography and clear, step-by-step instructions make each project really each to master an...
A beautiful restoration of Steadman's 1968 edition.
The force of social satire and fantasy in the original text of Alice in Wonderland is as relevant today as when the novel was first published in 1865. This version of Carroll's classic tale is a startling departure from the traditional Victorian or Disney approaches. In his introduction,...
Connect the dots to reveal something amazing! Find out where the alien is landing, who has stolen the prince's heart, and what the explorer has found in the jungle. Filled with fabulous puzzles to complete and color in, this fun and easy dot-to-dot book is guaranteed to fire up the imaginations of all puzzlers aged 6 and up.
Presents a fascinating assortment of 130 designs specially created for the book by two of the world's leading creators of stereograms. The reader will be able to discover the hidden dimensions of each of these intriguing images.
Have you ever made a balloon kebab, written a secret message with invisible ink, or grown crystals in a jar? Find out how to perform lots of amazing experiments at home and learn all about the super-cool science behind them! Brimming with exciting, easy-to-perform experiments, a giant double-sided poster and over 100 science-themed stickers, thi...
Drawing the human figure with confidence and skill is perhaps the biggest challenge an artist can face, but it is the most rewarding when done successfully. In Anatomy for Artists, best-selling author and artist Barrington Barber provides clear annotated diagrams of every part of the human body useful to the artist, showing bone structure, muscu...
Join up the dots to reveal something amazing from the animal kingdom! Filled with fabulous puzzles to complete and color in, this fun and easy dot-to-dot book is guaranteed to fire the imaginations of all puzzlers aged 4 and up.
When Anne Shirley arrives at Green Gables farm on Prince Edward Island, she surprises everyone: first of all, she is a girl. Marilla Cuthbert and her brother, Matthew, had specifically asked for an orphan boy. She has bright red hair that won't manage and a mouth that won't shut. Nothing will ever be the same at Green Gables!
A favorite story...
In this enjoyable drawing guide, Barrington Barber takes as his starting point the belief that anyone, whatever their experience, can learn to draw well. Beginning with the basics of mark-making, he shows how line, tone, proportion, and careful observation can be combined to create convincing, realistic drawings. Designed with absolute novices i...
Atlantis and Other Lost Worlds is the most up-to-date and comprehensive investigation of history's infamous sunken city. Nowhere else will you find a more dramatic and convincing presentation of the evidence for its archaeological reality. The book uncovers the scientific genius of the ancients and the spiritual power of their mysterious religio...
Awesome Experiments for Curious Kids is packed with more than fifty exciting experiments that kids can perform at home. Kids will love this book because it's entertaining and hands-on, and parents will love it because it's educational. Each experiment is followed by a brief and easy-to-understand explanation of the science principles involved. T...
This new series of "Oxford Bookworms" offers younger readers at an elementary level of the English language the chance to enjoy lively and accessible adaptations of the best classic and modern fiction. Each title is highly illustrated to engage the reader in the world of the book and to help with specific vocabulary. Accompanying exercises make ...
Knock, knock... Who's there? Icon... Icon who? Icon tell you the world's best knock knock jokes - they're all in here! Bursting with over 300 jokes this illustrated collection is essential for any laughter fans.
What a great way to learn through play! This book contains all you need to create your own spectacular collection of model diggers.
A highly original and hugely entertaining way to learn about diggers and other excavators!
Includes four colourful models to press out and build from the fun and fact-packed pages!
Learn all abut speed machines with this interactive book.
Includes 4 easy to make models, that require no glue or cutting!
Candide By Voltaire Candide, ou l'Optimisme is a French satire first published in 1759 by Voltaire, a philosopher of the Age of Enlightenment. It begins with a young man, Candide, who is living a sheltered life in an Edenic paradise and being indoctrinated with Leibnizian optimism (or simply Optimism) by his mentor, Pangloss. The work describes ...
Classic Fairy Tales is a wide-ranging anthology showcasing the very best of classic stories for children. Every entry is world-renowned, and the collection provides a beautiful volume of tales that spans an extraordinary spectrum from the uplifting to the hilarious. Each story is accompanied by original and colourful artwork, and the book also i...
This collection of chilling horror stories from the maestro of suspense contains nearly 20 of Edgar Allan Poe's best known stories, including:
"The Fall of the House of Usher"
The Masque of the Red Death"
"The Pit and the Pendulum"
For readers who have never come across the work of Poe before, this is a great introduction to some...
This brilliant book is jam-packed with exciting puzzles and fun activities! Find hidden pictures by colouring the number patterns! Colour the mazes to find the right routes! Test your memory with colouring quizzes!
Everyone likes a good conspiracy theory, and there are more than enough here to satisfy the most ardent of theorists! We have a theory to suit all tastes! Find out why Marilyn had to go, where Elvis lives now, who married Jesus Christ, and how they faked the first moon landing.
Enjoy this wonderful collection of over 150 Crossword puzzles by simply filling in the boxes with the numbers 1-9.
With solutions at the back, these puzzles are perfect for solving on the daily commute or in your morning coffee break.
This paperback book has 176 pages and measures: 18 x 11 x 1cm.
With the growth of the internet came a new type of crime. Using the un-indexed corners of the internet that make up what is known as the "dark net" criminals carry on their business online as fluently as in the real world. Identity theft and fraud have become both simpler and more profitable for enterprising criminals. New black markets like the...
Guided by the poet Virgil, Dante plunges to the very depths of Hell and embarks on his arduous journey towards God. Together they descend through the twenty-four circles of the underworld and encounter the tormented souls of the damned - from heretics and pagans to gluttons, criminals and seducers - who tell of their sad fates and predict events...
This book is your chance to go on a dinosaur dig! Press out the model pieces and put them together to build a diplodocus skeleton - just like a real palaeontologist. There's plenty of information about this amazing dinosaur, too. Perfect for all dino fans aged 7 and up.
You're a fossil hunter and you've just discovered a Mammoth skeleton! Learn more about this amazing Beast and then press out the model pieces and fit them together to build your model - just like a real palaeontologist!
You're a fossil hunter and you've just discovered a Sabre-Tooth Tiger skeleton! Learn more about this amazing Beast and then press out the model pieces and fit them together to build your model - just like a real palaeontologist!
You're a fossil hunter and you've just discovered a Triceratops skeleton! Learn more about this amazing dinosaur and then press out the model pieces and fit them together to build your model - just like a real palaeontologist!
This attractive, full-color illustrated guide shows readers how to create all types of digital art using different software platforms. It introduces readers to the major software packages available and includes artworks of varying styles and all levels of complexity.
Kids just love doodling dinosaurs! This book is packed withquot;roar-some" pictures of prehistoric creatures to color and part-drawn artworks to complete with your own T-Riffic drawings. It's the perfect book for kids who love sketching, coloring and fearsome creatures. Guarantees hours of fun for children aged 6 and up.
Dino Survival Guide is a children's book. If Dinosaurs still roamed the earth, swam in lakes, stomped through the cities, and flew the skies, how would you survive? The 6 year old Author Kingston Dyer provides you with survival tips you'll need to avoid specific dino's including the Mosasaurus, Brachiosaurus, Raptors and more!
The structure of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde follows a path as indirect and elusive as its multiple narrative voices. With its obliquely recorded incidents, its eyewitness accounts and sealed confessions, it resembles...a police detective's casebook - a collection of gathered clues, fragments, through which the clever detective may be able to...proj...
During a business visit to Count Dracula's castle in Transylvania, a young English solicitor finds himself at the center of a series of horrifying incidents. Jonathan Harker is attacked by three phantom women, observes the Count's transformation from human to bat form, and discovers puncture wounds on his own neck that seem to have been made by ...
No two cats are the same, and no one cat will be the same from one day to the next. That s what makes them such intriguing and challenging subjects to draw. But because they are always around, they also provide us with constant opportunities to perfect the skills required to make memorable portraits of them. In this book we shall start by explor...
This fully illustrated, user-friendly drawing manual by best-selling artist Barrington Barber incorporates all the elements of his highly successful teaching style.
It demonstrates that, with practice and persistence, all of us can benefit from this marvellously satisfying activity. Covering areas including the human figure, still life, t...
Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever and rich...had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
This comedy of manners, published in 1816, features Emma as an avowed spinster and matchmaker, who is convinced that she knows best who should marry whom.
And despite Austen's own doubts, the charming ...
This bumper drawing guide brings together a range of subjects in one volume. Each section focuses on coming to grips with a particular subject, from portraits to landscapes. The authors clearly explain the processes of drawing and how to tackle each type of subject matter, making the book suitable for beginners and improvers alike.
Barrington Barber takes as his starting point the belief that everyone - whatever their experience - can learn to draw well. In this book, after introducing different drawing materials and mark making, he goes on to show how line, tone and proportion can be used to create convincing, realistic drawings. Exercises are set out in easy steps so the...
Our fascination with serier killers is at once disturdbing and understandable: disturbing because, according to society's mores, we should condemn the killer;s crimes and avoid all the thought of horrific actions, but understandable because we are so fascinated by their motives. What leads them to behave in such perverted ways? and what makes th...
Many people find it impossible to believe that woman are capable of committing brutal murders just like men, but this book shows otherwise. Katherine Knight donned a black negligee before stabbing her love John Price 37 times, then serving up his corpse for dinner with baked potatoes, pumpkin and all the trimmings. Shelly Michael injected her hu...
his brilliant collection is packed with puzzles which are all presented in easy-to-read, large-print type, making them suitable for everyone to enjoy.
Warning: This science book is dangerously AWESOME! From fizzing rockets to parachuting eggs, it's full of experiments that will amaze everyone around you. • Every project features easy-to-follow instructions, and clear, step-by-step diagrams. • The only "apparatus" you need should be easy to find around your home. • All the big science ideas are...