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Whittling


Whittling is the cheapest and easiest hobby you can imagine: with just a sharp knife, a little practice and the tiniest block of wood, you can make a characterful carving in just an hour or two.Whittling is a modern guide to this very ancient craft. Work through photographic steps to simple techniques, practising each with specific projects and enjoying the increasingly polished results.
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12,34 € 12,99 €

3 Minute JRR Tolkien


A visual biography of the worlds most revered fantasy writer As Peter Jacksons cinematic hobbits set forth, 3-Minute JRR Tolkien celebrates the enduring influence of the worlds most revered fantasy writer. It offers a readable, absorbing structure, dividing J.R.R. Tolkiens life and cultural contribution into 60 neat portions, every one digestible in a mere three minutes: 20 mini-sections each on Life, Work and Influence. From a childhood inventing new languages in the sylvan landscape of the Severn valley, through a First World War that saw him witness the horrors of the Somme, to academic success founded on a passion for Old English tales, we trace Tolkiens life and look at the way in which it informs his creation of imaginary worlds so intricately mapped that modern readers, writers and artists continue to explore them in a quest for their myths, monsters and meaning. Featured in the 7 January 2013New Zealand newsletter.
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15,68 € 16,50 €

Cherish Madonna


"Cherish "is the Madonna Icon-ography a collection of more than 150 photographs alongside a lively commentary, in tribute to every key and unforgettable moment of Madonna's life and career. Timeless and timely, this rich mosaic allows readers to experience the making of 'Her Madgestry' from the very beginning. Self-confessed fan David Foy explores all in this comprehensive collector's biography the cleverly navigated controversies, the experimental film forays, the groundbreaking moments that redefined a genre taking the reader right up to the release of Madonna's critically acclaimed number one album, MDNA. Madonna is well known as the world's top-selling female recording artist of all time. For her fans, "Cherish "will redefine Madonna as the history of women in music.
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24,23 € 25,50 €

Steampunk Accessories


Steampunk enthusiasts love accessories, and none better than those they can craft and style themselves. The 20 projects included here are easy to make and readily customized with personal details and keepsakes - they range from the everyday and accessible to the slightly more elaborate for the committed steampunker.
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15,68 € 16,50 €

Jane Austen Guide to Modern Life`s Dilemmas


Jane Austen's Guide to Modern Life's Dilemmas is a look at work, domestic and romantic dilemmas, answered using Jane's clear-eyed, witty, unsentimental view of life, love and money. Turn to it as you would a best friend.
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15,68 € 16,50 €

Kartoon Kamasutra Postcard Box


A winning cocktail of eroticism and originality, the 26 postcards in this chic little book offer charm and humour plus a certain "je ne sais quoi." Each cards shows a fresh rendering of one of the classic sex positions described in the Kama Sutra, India's age-old manual of love, set in natural surroundings in which flowers blossom, butterflies flutter, stars shimmer, and the sun and moon preside over earthly bliss. You can keep the collection for your own delectation - or detach your favorites to send to some very special recipents.
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9,49 € 9,99 €

Draw Your Own Fonts


Hand-drawn lettering has never been more popular, and every home designer is in on the act, creating energetic, quirky fonts that seem to jump off the screen, the poster or the page. To the uninitiated this free design can seem a little intimidating - can anyone join in? Can you learn to draw appealing letters without having taken a graphic design course? Draw Your Own Fonts proves that the answer is a resounding 'yes'. A lively mix of inspiration and workbook, it offers 30 complete alphabets, drawn in a variety of styles by an energetic line-up of young artists and illustrators, with tips and demonstrations on how you can copy or adapt them to make them your own. With sections on how to use your fonts online as well as on paper, this is a do-it-yourself book that will appeal to anyone who has ever begun a hand-lettered project (or simply doodled a highly decorated word or two on the cover of a notebook) - then wondered why it didn't have the panache of professional work.
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15,68 € 16,50 €

This Belongs to Me


This bumper title features 16 cool design projects for kids, enabling them to express their individuality and learn a variety of techniques, from stencilling to sewing. Clear text and eye-catching illustrations give children helpful guidance and inspirational examples, while allowing them to develop their own sense of style. This Belongs to Me features awesome ideas to personalize kids stuff tag a pair of jeans with graffiti art, stencil a school bag with a unique design, or create your own fake tattoo. From bedroom walls to sneakers, nothing will be left plain or boring-looking! Each project starts by introducing kids to a design style or technique, then encourages them to practise and customize it to create their own visual identity, and finishes with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for applying their unique design.
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12,34 € 12,99 €

Make A Mobile: 12 Cool Designs


In this beautifully illustrated papercraft title, paper artist and engineer Lydia Crook’s appealing artworks can be cut out to create 12 original paper mobiles. The mobiles are easy to make – clear step-by-step instructions explain the assembly process, offering a wonderful crafting project for children aged 7 and up. There’s a selection of themes to suit any child’s interests, ranging from butterflies and moths, and flowers and leaves, to geometric shapes, and stars and planets. The compact gatefold book design makes the whole package neat and easy to store, too – so any unmade mobiles can be kept tidily on the bookshelf, ready for whenever you next need a rainy-day activity!
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15,68 € 16,50 €

30 Second Anatomy


The 50 most important structures and systems in the human body, each explained in half a minute. The bestselling 30-Second series offers a new approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute. 30-Second Anatomy offers you an instant diagnosis of how your body works. Whether you're a medical student, an artist, a body worker, or simply want to know what your doctor is talking about when he mentions your humerus, this is the quickest way to get under your own skin. Dissecting the workings of everything from your heart to your brain into 30-second summaries, this is the quickest way to understand the structures and systems that are you. Supported by biographies of the pioneers in anatomy studies, its the book that would have kept Burke and Hare home at night.
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15,68 € 16,50 €

30 Second Architecture


The bestselling 30-Second series offers a new approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Every title takes a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Each idea, no matter how complex, is explained using a mere two pages, 300 words, and one picture: all easily digested in only half a minute. 30-Second Architecture presents you with the foundations of architectural knowledge. Expert authors are challenged to define and describe both the principles upon which architects depend, and the styles with which they put those principles into practice. So, if you want to know your arch from your elevation, and your Baroque from your Brutalism, or you wish to top off your next dinner party with a stirring speech on how form follows function, this is the quickest way to build your argument.
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15,68 € 16,50 €

Alien Anarchy


Meet the aliens who have come to fight in the Alien Anarchy Battle Arena. Great glory awaits the winner!Inside this book are 20 alien characters to press out and glue together into awesome 3D toys, each with his or her own personality, strengths, and weaknesses. In addition to the models, there are 36 press-out game cards in the back of the book that can be used to stage an instant paper battle of epic proportions. Let the anarchy begin!
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10,93 € 11,50 €

Robot Rumble


Paper toy books that combine model making and gaming, each with 20 cool characters to fold and glue, and gaming cards for 2 or more players to stage epic battles.
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10,93 € 11,50 €

Woodworking for the Weekend


If you’ve always admired experienced makers’ woodwork but felt too daunted to try wood as a hobby yourself, Woodworking in a Weekend will change your mind. Twenty easy-to-make projects will give you the confidence to give wood a try, and each project gives such good results that even beginners will want to make them all. Projects are laid out like recipes: ingredients, techniques, and steps to follow – and there are fast fixes to cover your back if you make a mistake. So whether you fancy making a Shaker-barn-style chicken house, a sun lounger on wheels or a modern-but-rustic table with bench seats, you’ll find ithere in a truly appealing and achievable form.
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22,79 € 23,99 €

30-Second Leonardo Da Vinci


The bestselling 30-Second... series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds. 30-Second Leonardo da Vinci uses this unique approach to grapple with the truly diverse thoughts of the ultimate Renaissance Man. Artist, anatomist, sculptor, inventor, architect, cartographer, mathematician, musician, botanist, geologist the word polymath does not quite do Leonardo justice. The painter of the Mona Lisa and conceptualizer of the helicopter seems like a Renaissance superhero. Here, the worlds leading Leonardo scholars present an instant and expert guide to the breadth and brilliance of his greatest innovations.
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16,63 € 17,50 €

Science Ideas in 30 Seconds


In this perfect book for smartypants and eggheads everywhere, great science ideas from ancient Greece to present day are clearly outlined and explained. Ideas about motion, gravity, DNA, nuclear energy, antimatter and more are concisely covered across 30 key topics. Each idea is explained in neat 30-second soundbites and supported by 3-second flash summaries and cool, colourful artwork. The attention-grabbing format conveys these clever concepts clearly, giving an immediate grasp to readers aged from 8 up. Six themed sections cover scientific theories from Ancient Greece and the Scientific Revolution, right up to the present day .
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12,30 € 12,95 €