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    • Waterstones

      100 Things for Little Children to Do on a Journey

      Waterstones

      <p>This title features a brand new set of cards containing simple activities to keep little children busy on long journeys. It includes games such as noughts and crosses, as well as puzzles and quizzes using objects which can be found inside the vehicle or in the surrounding scenery. The cards are wipe clean and the pack includes a special pen with which to write the answers on the cards, making the pack entirely self contained and easily portable. The cards are robust and durable, ensuring repeated use.</p>

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    • Pathfinder

      Pathfinder Pathfinder 10 - Snowdonia, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder series provides comprehensive information on local walks of varying lengths. The series uses written descriptions and Ordnance Survey mapping to guide walkers along circular, graded routes around the specified area.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PATHFINDERColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Pathfinder

      Pathfinder Pathfinder 67 - East Sussex & the South Downs, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder series provides comprehensive information on local walks of varying lengths. The series uses written descriptions and Ordnance Survey mapping to guide walkers along circular, graded routes around the specified area.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PATHFINDERColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Pathfinder

      Pathfinder Pathfinder Short Walks 29 - South Devon, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder series provides comprehensive information on local walks of varying lengths. The series uses written descriptions and Ordnance Survey mapping to guide walkers along circular, graded routes around the specified area.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PATHFINDERColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Pathfinder

      Pathfinder Pathfinder 60 - Lake District, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder series provides comprehensive information on local walks of varying lengths. The series uses written descriptions and Ordnance Survey mapping to guide walkers along circular, graded routes around the specified area.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PATHFINDERColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Pathfinder

      Pathfinder Pathfinder Short Walks 24 - East Sussex and South Downs, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder series provides comprehensive information on local walks of varying lengths. The series uses written descriptions and Ordnance Survey mapping to guide walkers along circular, graded routes around the specified area.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PATHFINDERColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Bradwell Books

      Bradwell Books Walks For All Ages - Somerset, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>Make the most of Somerset with the Walks For All Ages guide book for the whole family to enjoy.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:BRADWELL BOOKSColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Pathfinder

      Pathfinder Pathfinder Short Walks 08 - Dartmoor, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder series provides comprehensive information on local walks of varying lengths. The series uses written descriptions and Ordnance Survey mapping to guide walkers along circular, graded routes around the specified area.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PATHFINDERColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Pathfinder

      Pathfinder Pathfinder 12 - Hampshire with the New Forest and South Downs National Parks, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder series provides comprehensive information on local walks of varying lengths. The series uses written descriptions and Ordnance Survey mapping to guide walkers along circular, graded routes around the specified area.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PATHFINDERColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Aa

      Aa 50 Walks In Essex, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>Discover Essex like you've never seen it before with the help from this informative AA guide book.Includes 50 mapped walks of all abilities as well as fascinating information about the area and its wildlife.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:AAColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Parragon

      Parragon The Camping Cookbook, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>The ultimate guide to cooking at the campsite. This handy guide features a number of quick and easy recipes for outdoor eating, plus hints and tips for handling rough weather and more.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PARRAGONColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Pathfinder

      Pathfinder Pathfinder Guide - The High Fells of Lakeland, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder series provides comprehensive information on local walks of varying lengths. The series uses written descriptions and Ordnance Survey mapping to guide walkers along circular, graded routes around the specified area.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PATHFINDERColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Aa

      Aa Bed & Breakfast Guide 2014, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>Choose where to stay with the best guidance of the quality B&amp;B's to stay in for your weekend away.Over 3,000 B&amp;B's rated for quality by professional AA inspectors.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:AAColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Pathfinder

      Pathfinder Pathfinder Guides - Map Reading Skills, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>From the best-selling Pathfinder and Short Walks series, the Pathfinder Guides - Map Reading Skills book provides an easy-to-use introduction to basic map reading and navigation skills.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PATHFINDERColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Pathfinder

      Pathfinder Pathfinder 06 - Cotswolds, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder series provides comprehensive information on local walks of varying lengths. The series uses written descriptions and Ordnance Survey mapping to guide walkers along circular, graded routes around the specified area.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PATHFINDERColour:Assorted</p>

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    • Pathfinder

      Pathfinder Pathfinder 09 - Exmoor and Quantocks, Assorted

      Blacks

      <p>The Ordnance Survey Pathfinder series provides comprehensive information on local walks of varying lengths. The series uses written descriptions and Ordnance Survey mapping to guide walkers along circular, graded routes around the specified area.Colour Swatch:AssortedBrand:PATHFINDERColour:Assorted</p>

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    • John Wiley& Sons Ltd

      Camping For Dummies

      Cotswold Outdoor UK

      <p>You love the great outdoors, but you're not always sure the great outdoors loves you. You can pitch a tent, start a campfire, build furniture by lashing tree branches together – in theory anyway! But while you may not have gotten your Girl Scout Gold Award, or your Eagle Scout with cluster, you can still enjoy a night out under the stars with those near and dear to you, or even work towards becoming a more serious outdoorsman, right? Sure as a bear lives in the woods, Camping for Dummies shows you how to get out there and enjoy the best Mother Nature has to offer. With the helpful advice this common sense guide provides, you'll be prepared when it comes to: Destination, Gear, Shelter, Clothing, Food, Weather and Safety. Written by journalist Michael Hodgson, veteran of Utah's Eco-Challenge and numerous other outdoor adventures, Camping for Dummies cuts out gear-head jargon and antiquated methods to give you, plain and simple, what you need to know to make the smart choices that lead to great adventures.</p>

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      £14.99£6.00

    • Cicerone

      Canyoning in the Alps: Northern Italy and Ticino

      Cotswold Outdoor UK

      <p>The Alps rank high among the world's foremost destinations for canyoning. This book brings together 90 of the most celebrated descents in the Alpine regions of northern Italy and Ticino in Switzerland. Divided into five areas, the descents described in the guide present a huge variety of terrain, rock and styles of canyoning. Route difficulty is split into seven grades, from easier canyons suited to beginners, through to the strongest aquatic and technical challenges, which demand experienced rope skills, physical fitness and a calm head for high water. The Alps are home to some of the most extraordinary geological creations in the world, and the range's canyons are no exception, from limestone to granite-gneiss aquaparks. Sights to tempt any canyoner await; from the art-deco sweep of water-carved rock, to knife-thin chasms reaching overhead, to serene blue pools cradled in a natural ampitheatre.The guide introduces routes in Val d'Ossola, Ticino, Lake Como and the Belluno Dolomites through to canyons in Austria and Slovenia. There is information on Alpine geology and the history of Canyoning, as well as details on access and accommodation in each area, advice on technique, risks, preparation and necessary equipment. It is an indispensable companion to any canyoner looking for an exhilarating adventure in the Alps.</p>

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      £25.00£10.00

    • Cordee

      Climbs, Scrambles and Walks in Romsdal

      Cotswold Outdoor UK

      <p>Originally published in 1970 this classic text has been fully revised with additional walking routes and up to date information on travel to and in Norway. Over 300 climbs, scrambles and walks in Norway's spectacular Romsdal mountains. Includes all the original classic routes of one of Norway's most popular and dramatic mountain areas. Information on accommodation, equipment, weather and maps. Climbs of all grades and lengths, advice on best bouldering, winter ice-climbing and skiing.</p>

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      £18.95£7.58

    • Mainstreampublishing

      Mountain Bike Fitness Training

      Cotswold Outdoor UK

      <p>Mountain Bike Fitness Training" is a comprehensive manual for recreational or competitive mountain bikers wishing to enhance their performance in off-road riding. It is also a valuable resource for those who wanting to improve their general fitness have chosen the sport of mountain biking as a fun way to develop better health. This book includes in-depth guidelines on every aspect of mountain bike fitness training. Readers will learn how to assess their fitness; develop training programmes tailored to their needs; formulate a realistic diet plan; and ride a smarter and more ergonomically efficient race. Where applicable detailed descriptions of do-it-yourself fitness tests skill drills and training exercises are given allowing readers to boost their fitness and skill at home with minimal specialist equipment. Every area of mountain bike fitness is explained with easy-to-understand scientific information and relevant mountain biking examples. All disciplines of mountain biking are covered in Mountain Bike Fitness Training. The book focuses on cross-country and downhill racing and includes other chapters dealing with expedition mountain biking; marathon mountain biking; the female mountain biker; the master/veteran rider; the young enthusiast; and the first-time racer. At last, the myths and false 'locker-room' theories of how to train can be laid to rest – and a more exact and responsible approach can take pride of place on the sports bookshelves.</p>

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      £9.99£4.00

    • Punk Publishing

      Cool Camping: Wales

      Cotswold Outdoor UK

      <p>The most comprehensive guide to beautiful Welsh campsites gets a complete update in this fully revised second edition. Now covering over 60 cracking places to pitch, including 30 brand new campsites, this pioneering guide continues to unearth the very best of Wales' camping secrets. Discover dramatic cliff-top campsites along the Pembrokeshire coast, cool surf hangouts on the Gower, the best mountain and activity sites in Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons and hidden countryside gems that make camping in this part of the world such an invigorating experience. Also included in this edition are useful features on the best festivals and cultural highlights to include in your trip, plus a round-up of luxury camping options bound to entice even the most hard-core campers to the comforts of 'glamping'. The handy 'At A Glance' section allows you to easily identify the campsites you like, by browsing categories including 'Cool For Campfires', 'Stunning Views', 'Good For Kids', 'Beach Within Reach', 'Cool For Camper Vans' and 'Dog Friendly'.</p>

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      £14.95£5.98

    • Collins Press

      Ireland's County High Points: A Walking Guide

      Cotswold Outdoor UK

      <p>Whether a leisurely rambler or a serious hill walker, theres a good chance youve visited or plan to visit at least one of Irelands County High Points. While this special set of Irish hills and mountains continues to attract more visitors each year, theyve never had a walking guidebook exclusively devoted to them. Irelands County High Points A Walking Guide explains everything you need to know as a walker before setting out on your County High Point quests. Each county-focused chapter contains a brief county profile and detailed walking route descriptions accompanied by easy-to-read maps. Also featured are various challenge options based on County High Points. This definitive guide is based on detailed desk-study investigation combined with on-site research, and dispels any commonly-believed myths that may have previously lingered over certain County Top and County Peak locations.</p>

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    • The Alpine Club

      Bernina and Bregaglia: Selected Climbs

      Cotswold Outdoor UK

      <p>Including the Disgrazia and Albula regions, this mountaineering guide covers routes on the Piz Badile and surrounding peaks, together with the Piz Bernina area.</p>

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    • Turnaround Comics

      Avengers - Volume 4: Adapt or Die Graphic Novel

      Zavvi

      <p>The Avengers must reassemble like never before after the devastating events of Infinity. As a rogue planet hurtles towards Earth, only the mightier-than-ever Avengers can prevent the annihilation of two worlds! Prepare for a sense-shattering tale that sets the stage for 2014's boldest Avengers epics!</p>

      £22.99£15.99

    • Waterstones

      Frozen

      Waterstones

      <p>Welcome to New Vegas, a city once covered in bling, now blanketed in ice. Like much of the destroyed planet, the place knows only one temperature - freezing. But some things never change. The diamond in the ice desert is still a 24-hour hedonistic playground and nothing keeps the crowds away from the casino floors, never mind the rumors about sinister sorcery in its shadows. At the heart of this city is Natasha Kestal, a young blackjack dealer looking for a way out. Like many, she's heard of a mythical land simply called "the Blue." They say it's a paradise, where the sun still shines and the waters are turquoise. More importantly, it's a place where Nat won't be persecuted, even if her darkest secret comes to light. But passage to the Blue is treacherous, if not impossible, and her only shot is to bet on a ragtag crew of mercenaries led by a cocky runner named Ryan Wesson there. Danger and deceit await on every corner, even as Nat and Wes find themselves inexorably drawn to each other. But can true love survive the lies? Fiery hearts collide in this fantastic tale of the evil men do and the awesome power within us all. This is a remarkable first book in a spellbinding new series about the dawn of a new kind of magic.</p>

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    • Waterstones

      Rickie Fowler

      Waterstones

      <p>He's the leader of America's exciting new wave of golfing superstars. Young, fun and gifted, Rickie Fowler has taken the sport to a younger audience in the States - making headlines as much for his wacky dress sense and YouTube spoofs as for his God-given prowess with a golf club. Twenty-six-year-old Fowler, is America's answer to Rory McIlroy, and together they represent the gifted faces of golf for a new era: two young men destined to contest a Trans-Atlantic rivalry for that coveted World No. 1 spot. But it was motocross that was Rickie's first love. He had dreams of making his name as a racer until he broke his foot in three places at the age of fifteen. Then on, he focused purely on golf, winning tournament after tournament in high school, until, in 2007, he was chosen for the US's Walker Cup team and a year later became the first university freshman ever to be awarded the NCAA Player of the Year.Such was his burgeoning talent that in 2010 he also went on to become the first American rookie to be selected for the Ryder Cup and in 2014, he became only the third golfer ever to finish in the Top 5 at all four professional majors in the same season, following in the illustrious footsteps of Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. He was moving ever closer to that first major victory as he and McIlroy continued to trade shots and tweets at courses around the world for the ultimate golfing honours. But for all his colourful clothes and joking around with fellow 'brat pack' member Bubba Watson, Rickie has a much more serious, emotional and intellectual side to his character. In this compelling first biography on the figurehead of US golf's young guns, Frank Worrall provides a fascinating portrayal of Rickie Fowler as both a fun-loving yet altruistic human being and a single-minded golfing superstar.</p>

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    • Waterstones

      KS3 Science Complete Study & Practice

      Waterstones

      <p>This Complete Study &amp; Practice book contains everything students need for success in Key Stage Three Science - all fully up-to-date for the new curriculum from September 2014 onward. Every topic is explained with clear, friendly notes, diagrams and examples on spacious, easy-to-read pages. There are also plenty of summary questions and test-style questions at the end of each section (with answers at the back of the book).</p>

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    • Waterstones

      Philip's Driver's Atlas Britain 2015

      Waterstones

      <p>This excellent value atlas contains all the map features normally included only in the more expensive road atlases. The front section has a route planner, key to map symbols, London approaches, plus a key map and distance table. Philip's Driver's Atlas Britain contains 96 pages of road maps covering Britain at 4 miles to 1 inch (parts of Scotland at 5 miles to 1 inch, Orkney and Shetland at 6.25 miles to 1 inch). The maps clearly mark service areas, roundabouts and multi-level junctions, and in rural areas distinguish between roads over and under 4 metres wide - a boon for drivers of wide vehicles. The town plan section includes a street plan of London plus 47 town and city centre maps, marking car parks and places of interest. Completing the atlas is a comprehensive index of 28,000 place names.</p>

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    • Waterstones

      Philip's Street Atlas Cornwall and Plymouth

      Waterstones

      <p>The only atlas with all the named streets in Cornwall and Plymouth. Updated edition for 2016 with new business parks and estates added. From Philip's, the UK's leading publisher of county street atlases. Street maps show car parks, schools, hospitals and many other places of interest. Practical route-planning section showing all A and B roads. FALMOUTH, NEWQUAY, PENZANCE, PLYMOUTH, SALTASH, ST AUSTELL, TRURO, BODMIN, BUDE, CAMBORNE, CAMELFORD, CARBIS BAY, FOWEY, HAYLE, HELSTON, HORRABRIDGE, LAUNCESTON, LISKEARD, LOOE, LOSTWITHIEL, MARAZION, MEVAGISSEY, MULLION, NEWLYN, PADSTOW, PENRYN, PLYMSTOCK, POLPERRO, PORTHLEVEN, REDRUTH, ST AGNES, ST COLUMB MAJOR, ST IVES, ST JUST, ST MAWES, STRATTON, TAVISTOCK, TINTAGEL, TORPOINT, WADEBRIDGE, YELVERTON. This fully updated Philip's street atlas of Cornwall and Plymouth gives comprehensive and detailed coverage of the region in a convenient spiral-bound format. The route planner shows all the A and B roads, and can be used when driving to get close to the destination before turning to the relevant large-scale street map. The street maps show every named road, street and lane very clearly, with major roads picked out in colour. The maps are at a scale of 1.75 inches to 1 mile, with the more densely populated urban areas at 3.5 inches to 1 mile. Plymouth city centre is shown at 7 inches to 1 mile. Other information on the maps includes postcode boundaries, car parks, railway and bus stations, post offices, schools, colleges, hospitals, police and fire stations, places of worship, leisure centres, footpaths and bridleways, camping and caravan sites, golf courses, and many other places of interest. The comprehensive index lists street names and postcodes, plus schools, hospitals, railway stations, shopping centres and other such features picked out in red, with other places of interest shown in blue. Philip's Street Atlas Cornwall and Plymouth is suitable for both business and leisure use.</p>

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    • Waterstones

      Liar and Spy

      Waterstones

      <p>Georges (the s is silent) has a lot going on. He's having trouble with some boys at school, his dad lost his job and so his mum has started working all the time - and they had to sell their house and move into an apartment. But moving into the apartment block does bring one good thing - Safer, an unusual boy who lives on the top floor. He runs a spy club, and is determined to teach Georges everything he knows. Their current case is to spy on the mysterious Mr X in the apartment above Georges. But as Georges and Safer go deeper into their Mr X plan, the lines between games, lies, and reality begin to blur.</p>

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    • Waterstones

      New A-Level Biology for OCR A: Year 1 & AS Student Book with Online Edition

      Waterstones

      <p>This student-friendly CGP textbook comprehensively covers OCR A AS-Level Biology and Year 1 of OCR A A-Level Biology - and it's fully up-to-date for the new specifications for 2015 and beyond! It contains in-depth, accessible notes explaining every topic, supported by clear diagrams, photographs, tips and worked examples. To test students' knowledge and understanding, there are practice questions and exam-style questions throughout the book - with complete answers included. There's also detailed guidance on Maths Skills, Practical Investigations and indispensable advice for success in the final exams. An access-code for a free Online Edition is also included, allowing you to read the entire book on a PC, Mac or tablet.</p>

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    • Waterstones

      Take Courage

      Waterstones

      <p>Anne says that diving for the truth takes courage. And she will be hard to get to know. She wasn’t hungry for fame like Charlotte, who carefully managed her public image. She wasn’t unconventional like Emily, who tramped the moors in odd clothes and learned to shoot. Even Branwell, who never got anywhere as a writer or an artist, leaves a stronger impression – maybe because he was a man encouraged to stomp messily through the world, while Anne was taught to tread carefully, and cover her tracks. Or were they covered for her?<br> Who is Anne Bronte?Anne Bronte is the forgotten Bronte sister, overshadowed by her older siblings - virtuous, successful Charlotte, free-spirited Emily and dissolute Branwell. Tragic, virginal, sweet, stoic, selfless, Anne. The less talented Bronte, the other Bronte. Or that's what Samantha Ellis, a life-long Emily and Wuthering Heights devotee, had always thought. Until, that is, a chance encounter with Anne's last letter gave her a glimpse at a very different woman; a woman determined to leave her mark, a woman full of courage, determination and passion for life. As Samatha Ellis started questioning that devoted, quiet exterior and looked more closely at Emily and Charlotte, she found herself confronted by Anne instead.<br> Take Courage is Samantha's personal, poignant and surprising journey into the life and work of a woman side-lined by history. A brave, strongly feminist writer well ahead of her time - and her more celebrated siblings - and who has much to teach us today about how to find our way in the world.<br> ‘I was wowed and moved.’  Tracey Chevalier<br> ‘It’s a deeply sympathetic and interesting re-evaluation of a woman ahead of her time who has much to teach us all about living courageously.’ – The Independent<br> Praise for How To Be A Heroine:<br> ‘Any woman with a remotely bookish childhood will find great pleasure in How to be a Heroine.’ - Sunday Times<br> ‘Genius...A fantastically inspirational memoir that makes you want to reread far too many books.’ – The Observer<br> ‘Not so much self-help as shelf-help...A truly brilliant read.’ – Marie Claire<br> ‘Delightfully honest and warmly funny’ – The Daily Mail<br> ‘The best kind of book: one that I gobbled up, wanting to go slow to savour it but unable to stop reading until it was all gone.’ – The Observer</p>

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    • Waterstones

      Maths Age 8-9

      Waterstones

      <p>Children will go Wild About Maths using this fun workbook! They'll love practising the key maths skills taught at Key Stage 2, while finding out about the amazing world of animals. Part of the Letts Wild About series, these titles offer an appealing learning approach for budding young explorers keen to discover their world. Matched to the KS2 National Curriculum, this Maths workbook takes children on a wild adventure, where they will practise key maths skills and explore amazing animals along the way. An ideal purchase if you are looking for a fun and engaging way to improve your child's maths skills. Included in this book: * Accessible and practical activities that support learning at school * A quick test to check understanding * Explorer's logbook to track progress * Wild Animal Facts that children will love reading! * Discover more at www.wildaboutmathsandenglish.co.uk</p>

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      £4.99£4.49

    • Waterstones

      KS1 Science Revision and Practice

      Waterstones

      <p>Not all learners are the same, so revision guides shouldn't be either! Whether your child learns best by seeing, hearing or doing (or a mix of all three), this unique Science revision guide uses three different approaches to help them engage with each topic and revise for success at Key Stage 1. Matched to the requirements of the National Curriculum, this KS1 Science revision and practice workbook contains simple and concise explanations of every topic, as well as quick tests and practice questions to check understanding. A three-pronged approach ensures all children learn effectively: * Colourful images and diagrams throughout * Hands-on revision activities for every topic * Free audio walk-through of each topic</p>

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    • Waterstones

      Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals are?

      Waterstones

      <p>What separates your mind from the mind of an animal? Maybe you think it's your ability to design tools, your sense of self, or your grasp of past and future - all traits that have helped us define ourselves as the pre-eminent species on Earth. But in recent decades, claims of human superiority have been eroded by a revolution in the study of animal cognition. Take the way octopuses use coconut shells as tools, or how elephants can classify humans by age, gender, and language. Take Ayumu, the young male chimpanzee at Kyoto University who demonstrates his species' exceptional photographic memory. Based on research on a range of animals, including crows, dolphins, parrots, sheep, wasps, bats, whales, and, of course, chimpanzees and bonobos, Frans de Waal explores the scope and depth of animal intelligence, revealing how we have grossly underestimated non-human brains. He overturns the view of animals as stimulus-response beings and opens our eyes to their complex and intricate minds. With astonishing stories of animal cognition, Are We Smart Enough to Know How Smart Animals Are? challenges everything you thought you knew about animal - and human - intelligence.</p>

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    • Waterstones

      Van Gogh's Ear

      Waterstones

      <p>BOOK OF THE WEEK ON BBC RADIO 4. PRIMETIME BBC2 DOCUMENTARY WITH JEREMY PAXMAN. On a dark night in Provence in December 1888 Vincent van Gogh cut off his ear. It is an act that has come to define him. Yet for more than a century biographers and historians seeking definitive facts about what happened that night have been left with more questions than answers. In Van Gogh's Ear Bernadette Murphy sets out to discover exactly what happened that night in Arles. Why would an artist at the height of his powers commit such a brutal act? Who was the mysterious 'Rachel' to whom he presented his macabre gift? Was it just his lobe, or did Van Gogh really cut off his entire ear? Her investigation takes us from major museums to the dusty contents of forgotten archives, vividly reconstructing the world in which Van Gogh moved - the madams and prostitutes, cafe patrons and police inspectors, his beloved brother Theo and his fellow artist and house-guest Paul Gauguin. With exclusive revelations and new research about the ear and about 'Rachel', Bernadette Murphy proposes a bold new hypothesis about what was occurring in Van Gogh's heart and mind as he made a mysterious delivery to her doorstep that fateful night. Van Gogh's Ear is a compelling detective story and a journey of discovery. It is also a portrait of a painter creating his most iconic and revolutionary work, pushing himself ever closer to greatness even as he edged towards madness - and one fateful sweep of the blade that would resonate through the ages.</p>

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    • Waterstones

      Inside Alcatraz

      Waterstones

      <p>Each day we saw the outside world in all its splendour, and each day that view served as a reminder that we had wasted and ruined our lives. Jim Quillen, AZ586 - a runaway, problem child and petty thief - was jailed several times before his twentieth birthday. In August 1942, after escaping from San Quentin, he was arrested on the run and sentenced to forty-five years in prison, and later transferred to Alcatraz. This is the true story of life inside America's most notorious prison - from terrifying times in solitary confinement to daily encounters with 'the Birdman', and what really happened during the desperate and deadly 1946 escape attempt.</p>

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    • Waterstones

      The Walking Dead: Search and Destroy

      Waterstones

      <p>BASED ON THE AWARD-WINNING COMIC BOOKS AND BLOCKBUSTER TELEVISION SHOW For a moment, it seems Lilly and her plague-weary band of survivors might build a better tomorrow. Joining forces with other settlements, they begin a massive project to restore the railroad between Woodbury and Atlanta. But little do they know that trouble is brewing back home ...A brutal new faction has attacked Woodbury. Now the barricades are burning, while adults have been murdered and children kidnapped. But why? Lilly will discover the chilling answer to this question and more as she launches a desperate rescue mission. The attempt will lead her into a nightmarish series of traps and hellish encounters with swarms of undead. And, as always, the walkers will prove the least of Lilly's problems. Human adversaries will provide her greatest challenge yet ...</p>

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    • Waterstones

      Polar

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      <p>Seeing is believing: Photicular technology is a phenomenon. Three years - two titles, Safari and Ocean - and 723,000 copies in print. Through its innovative lenticular process, sliding lenses, and four-colour video imagery, readers discovered the magic of animals bounding and leaping, and then came face to face with creatures of the sea as they undulate and sway. Now Dan Kainen, the creator of the Photicular technology, takes us even further into places unknown by exploring the ends of the earth, the Arctic and Antarctic. Polar captures a land of extremes - remote, mysterious, and sparsely populated by creatures found nowhere else. Penguins waddle in their irresistibly happy way. A walrus lumbers across the snowy landscape. There's a polar bear with her cubs; a beluga whale breaching; a team of sled dogs sprinting directly at the viewer. And the miracle of the northern lights, shimmering likes a silk rainbow. Science writer Carol Kaufmann brings the reader along on a voyage to the icy North and South Poles and writes a lively and informative essay for each image, including the animal's size, range, habitat, and other vital statistics. Polar captures a hauntingly beautiful yet threatened world, caught forever in moments of living motion.</p>

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      Practical Electronics: A Complete Introduction

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      <p>Now completely revised, Practical Electronics: A Complete Introduction covers the key areas of electronics you need to be confident in, whether you are a keen amateur hobbyist, an engineering student or a professional who wants to keep up to date. It outlines the basics in clear jargon-free English and provides added-value features like key ideas, memorable quotations and even lists of questions you might be asked in a seminar or exam. The book has been updated to remove complex and abstract technical thought and replace it with practical information that will be essential for students and general readers alike. It builds on basic principles such as simple circuits and switches, going on to explain how basic components can be used to form versatile digital systems, which can be combined and programmed to create new functional systems. It also covers microprocessor technology and microcontroller chips, showing how to program microcontrollers for learners wishing to explore this new technology. Practical Electronics employs the 'Breakthrough Method' to help you advance quickly at any subject, whether you're studing for an exam or just for your own interst. The Breakthrough Method is designed to overcome typical problems you'll face as learn new concepts and skills. - Problem: "I find it difficult to remember what I've read."; Solution: this book includes end-of-chapter summaries and questions to test your understanding. - Problem: "Lots of introductory books turn out to cover totally different topics than my course."; Solution: this book is written by a university lecturer who understands what students are expected to know.</p>

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      Username: Evie

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      <p>Like anyone who feels as though they just don't fit in, Evie dreams of a place of safety. When times are tough, all she wants is a chance to escape from reality and be herself. Despite his failing health, Evie's father comes close to creating such a virtual idyll. Passing away before it's finished, he leaves her the key in the form of an app, and Evie finds herself transported to a world where the population is influenced by her personality. Everyone shines in her presence, until her devious cousin, Mallory, discovers the app...and the power to cause trouble in paradise.</p>

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      The Road Beneath My Feet

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      <p>*The Sunday Times Bestseller* *Featuring an exclusive new chapter* On 23 September, 2005, at the Joiners Arms in Southampton, Frank Turner played his last gig with his hardcore band, Million Dead. On the laminates that listed the tour dates, the entry for 24 September simply read: 'Get a job.' Deflated, jaded and hungover, Frank returned to his hometown of Winchester without a plan for the future. All he knew was that he wanted to keep playing music. Cut to 13 April 2012, over a thousand shows later (show 1,216 to be precise), and he was headlining a sold-out gig at Wembley Arena with his band The Sleeping Souls. Told through his tour reminiscences, this is the blisteringly honest story of Frank's career from drug-fuelled house parties and the grimy club scene to filling out arenas, fans roaring every word back at him. But more than that, it is an intimate account of what it's like to spend your life constantly on the road, sleeping on floors, invariably jetlagged, all for the love of playing live music.</p>

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      Ricky Hatton's Vegas Tales

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      <p>Ricky Hatton's brilliance as a boxer, his down-to-earth demeanour and his live-wire sense of humour have made him a national treasure. Five of Ricky's biggest and most explosive fights took place in the boxing Mecca of Las Vegas. Tens of thousands of British fans followed him there to watch these monumental bouts, and to soak up the unique atmosphere in Sin City. In Ricky's Hatton's Vegas Tales, he recalls the most memorable moments: from fight negotiations, through trash-talking transatlantic promotional tours, gruelling training camps, bizarre encounters with opponents, fans, A-list celebrities and boxing legends; all the way to fight-week mayhem and the epic post-fight benders that followed. With contributions from family, friends and the journalists who know him best, tributes from Mexican boxing legends Oscar De La Hoya and Marco Antonio Barrera, plus the hilarious recollections of rock 'n' roll superstar Noel Gallagher, this is an anecdote-driven romp through all the highs and lows of Ricky's Vegas fights, and the madness that preceded and followed each bout. What goes down in Vegas, stays in Vegas...until now!</p>

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      Ancillary Justice

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      <p>The record-breaking debut novel that won every major science fiction award in 2014, Ancillary Justice is the story of a warship trapped in a human body and her search for revenge. Ann Leckie is the first author to win the Arthur C. Clarke, the Nebula and the Hugo Award for Best Novel in the same year. They made me kill thousands, but I only have one target now. The Radch are conquerors to be feared - resist and they'll turn you into a 'corpse soldier' - one of an army of dead prisoners animated by a warship's AI mind. Whole planets are conquered by their own people. The colossal warship called The Justice of Toren has been destroyed - but one ship-possessed soldier has escaped the devastation. Used to controlling thousands of hands, thousands of mouths, The Justice now has only two hands, and one mouth with which to tell her tale. But one fragile, human body might just be enough to take revenge against those who destroyed her. 'ENGAGING AND PROVOCATIVE' SFX Magazine 'UNEXPECTED, COMPELLING AND VERY COOL' John Scalzi 'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED' Independent on Sunday 'MIND-BLOWING' io9.com 'THRILLING, MOVING AND AWE-INSPIRING' Guardian 'UTTER PERFECTION' The Book Smugglers 'ASTOUNDINGLY ASSURED AND GRACEFUL' Strange Horizons 'ESTABLISHES LECKIE AS AN HEIR TO BANKS' Elizabeth Bear</p>

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      Neuromancer

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      <p>The sky above the port was the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel. William Gibson revolutionised science fiction in his 1984 debut Neuromancer. The writer who gave us the matrix and coined the term 'cyberspace' produced a first novel that won the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards, and lit the fuse on the Cyberpunk movement. More than three decades later, Gibson's text is as stylish as ever, his noir narrative still glitters like chrome in the shadows and his depictions of the rise and abuse of corporate power look more prescient every day. Part thriller, part warning, Neuromancer is a timeless classic of modern SF and one of the 20th century's most potent and compelling visions of the future.</p>

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