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HOT AIR BALLOONS
By Ailsa Spindler
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. From that famous day in June 1783 when the Montgolfier brothers launched their first balloon over Paris until the present, people have continued to marvel at the grace and ease with which man can ascend aloft and float through the sky. In addition to a history of early balloon flight, the book describes how balloons are made, how they fly, and what it takes to become a qualified pilot. It discuses as well the record breakers, competition flying, and the weird and wonderful balloon shapes that appear whenever balloon enthusiasts gather together. Lavishly illustrated with over 90 full-color photographs, this volume is a tribute to all balloonists past and present.

Category: TRAVEL, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $12.95
Your Price  $11.01
 

CIGARS
By Ailsa Spindler
10 x 10 in. 128 pages. Paperback. Over 150 illustrations. This manifesto of cigar history, legend and lore, takes a stylish look at the making and enjoyment of fine cigars, from Columbus to the golden age of Hollywood through the surging popularity that makes cigar smoking one of today's most popular pleasures. This complete guide details the subleties of different brands and blends, providing a useful and lively guide to cigars and accoutrements to make the most of a quality smoke.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, FOOD & DRINK
Keywords: CIGARS, SMOKING, TOBACCO, LIFESTYLE
Retail Price $16.95
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WILDFLOWERS
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. Always a joy to look at, wildflowers display some truly ingenious adaptations to extreme environments. From snow-crested mountain tops to hot arid deserts to the lush heat of tropical rainforests, glorious, uncultivated blossoms have found a way to thrive. This lavishly illustrated volume catalogs wildflowers from all over the world - from far-off lands to nearby roadsides. Here is a look at some of the most gorgeous and fascinating flowers found in the world's landscapes. Exotic orchids, brilliant red poppies, blossoming cacti, and sacred lotuses are all captured in over 80 full-color photographs.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, HOME & GARDEN, GIFT BOOKS
Keywords: WILDFLOWERS, FLOWERS, NATURE
Retail Price $12.95
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SEALS AND SEA LIONS
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Paperback. Over 80 illustrations. From the true seals to the fur seals and sea lions, as well as the walruses and manatees, here is a pictorial celebration of sea-going mammals, who have adapted to life both on land and in the water under a variety of different climates and conditions. Covered in detail are the anatomical adaptations necessary for aquatic life, streamlining and movement, keeping warm, special senses, and the specific characteristics of the various species and races. From the ferocious leopard seal to the massive and quarrelsome elephant seal to the playful California sea lion, the full range of these appealing marine mammals is captured in 80 full-color photographs.

Category: ANIMALS, GIFT BOOKS, NATURAL HISTORY
Keywords: ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY, WILD, WILDERNESS
Retail Price $9.95
Your Price  $8.46
 

WILDFLOWERS
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Paperback. Over 80 illustrations. Always a joy to look at, wildflowers display some truly ingenious adaptations to extreme environments. From snow-crested mountain tops to hot arid deserts to the lush heat of tropical rainforests, glorious, uncultivated blossoms have found a way to thrive. This lavishly illustrated volume catalogs wildflowers from all over the world - from far-off lands to nearby roadsides. Here is a look at some of the most gorgeous and fascinating flowers found in the world's landscapes. Exotic orchids, brilliant red poppies, blossoming cacti, and sacred lotuses are all captured in over 80 full-color photographs.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, HOME & GARDEN, NATURAL HISTORY
Keywords: WILDFLOWERS, FLOWERS, NATURE
Retail Price $9.95
Your Price  $8.46
 

WATER GARDENER, THE
By Anthony Archer-Willis
10 x 10 in. 192 pages. Hardcover. Over 160 full-color photographs and 80 schematic diagrams. Nothing so completely transforms a garden as a water feature, whether it is a placid pool or pond, a flowing stream, a burbling fountain, or a cascading waterfall. Water draws the light and provides a baseline to which all neighboring elements relate. Its horizontality makes it an ideal foil to the vertical lines of trees, reeds, and other plantings. Filled with ideas and practical suggestions, this profusely illustrated guide offers all the knowledge needed to incorporate any water feature, large or small, into any garden. This volume demonstrates the many ways in which water can enhance a scene and shows how to exploit its myriad moods in imaginative and practical ways. Finally, it raises the art of garden design with water and the craft of its usage to new levels of excellence.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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INTERNATIONAL BOOK OF BEER, THE
By Barrie Pepper
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. Over 130 illustrations. This book covers all the major beer-producing areas on a worldwide basis and gives a full account of the history of beer and the exact science of brewing. It includes full descriptions of the preparation, packaging, and distinct qualities of a wide variety of beers. There is also a complete glossary of beer terminology and a fascinating - possibly controversial - list of what the author considers to be the world's top ten beers.

Category: FOOD & DRINK, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL, GIFT BOOKS
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TREASURES OF THE MOSCOW KREMLIN
By BSB Publishing
8 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (220 x 270mm) 192 pages. Paperback. Over 120 full-color photographs. The Armory Chamber, a part of the Moscow Kremlin historical and cultural complex, is the oldest museum in Russia. Its collection consists of the rarest productions of Russian and foreign masters from the fourth to the twentieth centuries, the most important part of which is the collection of arms and ceremonial equestrian attire. A selection from this trove of weapons and equipment is shown here, including such types of objects as armor, mail, and helmets; finely wrought swords and lances; side arms, including hand guns and dueling pistols; inlaid muskets and rifles; and uniforms and equestrian paraphenalia. This lavishly ilustrated book contains over 120 full-color photographs.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, GENERAL INTEREST, ART HISTORY, GIFT BOOKS
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ELEGANT LINENS
By Chippy Irvine
9 X 11 in. 224 pages. Hardcover. Over 152 full-color photographs. Crisp, personalized bed linens, chic cocktail napkins, lace curtains, a linned picnic hamper--this stunning volume reveals how easy it is to create your own beautiful linens, both sophisticated enough for city dwelling and relaxed enough for country living. Twenty six step-by-step projects show how to make gorgeous heirloom gifts or luxurious linens for everyday life. Each project provides clear instructions with diagrams and requires only basic equipment, few sewing skills, and a bit of imagination.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, COLLECTIBLES, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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INTRODUCTION TO ASTROLOGY
By Dawne Kovan
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Acquiring a working knowledge of astrology and the way it began can help you discover your inner self and plan a happy, healthy, and rewarding future, either alone or with the ideal partner at your side. This fascinating, beautifully illustrated book is the perfect way to explore the ancient study of astrology and gather the information you need to decide whether you believe in it or not.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
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MAJESTY OF THE HORSE, THE
By Dean Server
8 5/8 X 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm). 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 full-color illustrations. This attractive, informative book will act as a guide for the horse lover, offering a brisk ride through the history of this remarkable animal and its many uses in agriculture, warfare, and transportation. The ground covered includes life cycle, conformation, and gaits; a comparison of the domestic and wild horse; and a thorough section on the history of horse racing and competitive equestrian events. Finally, there is a detailed chapter describing a number of specific breeds. Combining modern photography with reproductions of historical paintings and drawings, this handsome volume, with its 105 full-color illustrations, will gratify all those who love this magnificent and beautiful animal.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, ANIMALS, PETS
Retail Price $16.95
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TALL SHIPS: THE MAGIC OF SAIL
By Dean Server
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. The Age of Sail has spanned the greater part of man's history, inspiring some of the most beautiful ocean-going craft ever created. Using modern photography as well as archival photographs, paintings, and historical illustrations, the great tall ships of the past and present are revealed on these pages. Here are the stories of the ships of the early explorers, the warships of the Spanish Armada and the British Royal Navy, and the merchantmen and clipper ships that opened trade routes and helped build empires. Finally, a full-color portfolio presents the tall ships of the present day as they ply the oceans to train young sailors and thrill crowds at holiday sailing celebrations. Over 100 full-color photographs capture the magic of these marine marvels.

Category: TRANSPORTATION, MARITIME, HISTORY, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
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ALTERNATIVE HEALTH THERAPIES
By Denise Whichello Brown & Sandra White
8 1/2 x 11 in. 224 pages. Hardcover. This volume discusses the origins and principles of the ancient healing arts of aromatherapy, rereflexology, and massage. Today, these treatments are widely recognized as relaxing and beneficial ways to optimize physical health and enhance mental and emotional well-being. Designed for those with an interest in alternative health measures, this book provides clear, concise insights into the benefits the following types of treatment. Aromatherapy is a combination of special healing oils with massage. Instruction is given on massage techniques as well as remedies and treatments for everyday ailments. In addition, there is an invaluable directory to essential oils and their properties and uses. Massage has its basis in touch, the oldest and simplest of all therapies, as well as one of the most relaxing ways to restore physical and mental health. A demonstration of therapeutic and sensual massage explores techniques for re-energizing and revitalizing your life. Reflexology is most familiar as a foot therapy. However, its healing benefits can be equally achieved through treatment of the hands. Once mastered, this technique can be used to soothe headache, insomnia, muscular pain, stress, and circulatory problems. In this book, an authoritative text is accompanied by simple step-by-step instructions and photographs to illustrate a number of enjoyable and beneficial therapies that can be used by both beginners and more advanced practitioners.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, HEALTH & FITNESS, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $24.95
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SO MANY WORLDS
By Dieter Bachmann & Daniel Schwartz
9 3/8 X 12 in. 288 pages. Hardcover. Over 270 photographs. These remarkable photographs tell the story of the of the second half of the twentieth century in the most remarkable collection assembled in a book since The Family of Man. Turbulent, yet touching, they tell 255 individual stories, each image possessing that formidable authenticity so easily over-looked by the current obsessions with the art director or manipulated images. Selected from literally thousands of photographs, this book covers areas as diverse as Western and Eastern Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, and subjects as broad-ranging as work, religion, children, and human relationships.

Category: HISTORY, RELIGION, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $29.95
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GRANDPARENTING TODAY
By Eleanor Berman
7 X 10 3/4. Hardcover. 220 pages. 200 Photographs. Offers advice for making the most of grand-parenting, suggest suitable gifts, games, activities, and outings; and provides personal case histories on a wide variety of subjects. This title also helps you with any problems that often arise in families, and answers many questions you may have in your role as grand-parent.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, CHILDREN'S BOOKS, HEALTH & FITNESS
Retail Price $19.95
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NAPOLEON (LARGE)
By Eric Ledru
9 1/2 X 13 1/2 in. 132 pages. Hardcover. 80 full-color and archival illustrations. Here is a brilliant new interpreatation of Napoleon's epic tale. This richly illustrated volume sheds new light on one of the most written about figures in modern history and gives us a fascinating in-depth study of Napoleon's life and deeds. Though his reign was short and ended in bitter defeat, he forever changed European life. He dismantled the feudal world sybbolized by the Holy Roman Empire, abolished the Inquisition, and reformed civil law by establishing the Napoleonic Code. Never have subsequent events so convincingly proven the vanquished to be right. The vividly written and insightful text, enhanced by reproductions of historic paintings, illustrations of battle scenes, and replicas of authentic documents, make this volume a valuable addition to the library of layman and scholar alike.

Category: TRAVEL, HISTORY, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $24.95
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WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD
By Eric Peter Nash
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. 70 illustrations. Frank Lloyd Wright was the avator of American Architecture. His highly original aesthetic and singular philosophy placed him, during his lifetime, in the forefront of modern architecture and resulted in a doctrine for American building design that continues to this day. This volume is a spirited introduction to the designs of an architectural master, showcasing his public and private work from the early Prairie Houses to the splendid S.C.Johnson buildings and the controversial Guggenheim Museum, all illustrated with 70 full-color photographs.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, AMERICANA, AMERICAN ARTISTS, AMERICAN ART, ALL TITLES, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Keywords: ARCHITECTURE, BUILDINGS, ARCHITECT
Retail Price $12.95
Your Price  $11.01
 

WRIGHT, FRANK LLOYD
By Eric Peter Nash
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Paperback. 70 illustrations. Frank Lloyd Wright was the avator of American Architecture. His highly original aesthetic and singular philosophy placed him, during his lifetime, in the forefront of modern architecture and resulted in a doctrine for American building design that continues to this day. This volume is a spirited introduction to the designs of an architectural master, showcasing his public and private work from the early Prairie Houses to the splendid S.C.Johnson buildings and the controversial Guggenheim Museum, all illustrated with 70 full-color photographs.

Category: AMERICANA, AMERICAN ARTISTS, AMERICAN ART, ALL TITLES, ARCHITECTURE, GIFT BOOKS
Keywords: ARCHITECTURE, BUILDINGS, ARCHITECT
Retail Price $9.95
Your Price  $8.46
 

COMPLETE QUILTING COURSE, THE
By Gail Lawther
10 x 10 in. 176 pages. Hardcover. Over 350 full-color photographs, drawings, templates, and patterns. Everyone loves the vibrancy, the warmth, the subtle intricacies of quilts. That they have survived as centerpieces of American decor for centuries is no surprise-the warmth, charm, and striking designs of traditional quilts are equally at home in a rustic house or a modernist apartment. They are today appreciated for their craftsmanship and sophisticated juxtaposition of colors, and have been the subject of museum and gallery shows celebrating them as works of fine art. If you want to fashion your own unique creations, this complete course tells you what you need to get started, how to master all the key quilting techniques, and how to design patterns of your own. Now you can be the proud owner of a beautiful signed quilt without paying an exorbitant price. What's more-that signature will be your own. With step-by-step, illustrated instructions and photographs of the process, this volume offers everything the beginner needs to learn to sew beautiful, heirloom-quality quilts.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, CRAFTS, GIFT BOOKS
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COMPLETE BOOK OF FLYFISHING
By Goran Cederberg
8 1/2 x 11 in. 238 pages. Hardcover. Over 300 full-color photographs, drawings, and diagrams. Flyfishing is a unique communion of man and nature, of sport and art. It seems to take place in only the most picturesque of settings, and requires patience, skill, and a certain innate talent. It is highly competitive, yet the challenge lies solely in the fish. And while flyfishing is often done in groups, it remains a solitary and extremely personal experience. This volume covers many fishing topics filled with a wealth of information and valuable tips. For the experienced angler, this book is a celebration of a beloved pastime, a catalog of useful advice and information, and a visual tour of the greatest fishing spots in the world. For the uninitiated, it is a hearty introduction to the sport. Both an informative guide and a generous tribute, this beautiful volume is a valuable addition to every fisherman's library.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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COMPLETE BOOK OF SPORTFISHING
By Goran Cederberg
10 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. 284 pages. Hardcover. Over 300 full-color photographs and 200 drawings. This comprehensive volume is an in-depth guide for both the beginner and the experienced spotfisherman. It offers a wealth of information about fundamental and successful techniques of fishing, as well as a detailed history of the sport, the environment, and the biology of fish. It also instructs you how to make your own equipment and how to handle and prepare the fish once caught. Compiled by an international team of expert and skilled fisherman, this essential handbook is a unique source of information for new rod-and-reel adventures in both known and unknown waters.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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EROS: THE GOD OF LOVE IN LEGEND AND ART
By Irene Korn
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Every Valentine's Day the image of Eros, generally represented as a winged cherub wielding a bow and arrow, graces thousands of greeting cards. But who is he, this well-worshipped and most-often represented god of classical antiquity This beautifully illustrated volume outlines the history of this mythical Greek divinity and presents over 100 full-color images of the god lof love - often known as Cupid - in paintings, scultptures, mosaics and the graphic arts, from the ancient world to the twentieth century. Accompanying these images are excerpts from the literature of the classical world, as well as love poems by some of history's greatest poets.

Category: ART, ART COLLECTIONS, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Retail Price $17.95
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ICONS & IDOLS
By Jack Mitchell
9 1/2 x 12 in. 260 pages. Hardcover. 160 duotone photographs. For thirty-five years, almost everyone who was anyone in the arts found themselves in New York City. This book distills the finest results of Mitchell's own artistic mission to portray the greatest actors, dancers, painters, composers, writers, choreographers, and musicians of the day. Mitchells' camera explored pop and classical artists alike, searching for the individual behind the work. His list of subjects is a crash course in late-twentieth-century art. This book is a compelling testament to one photographer's vision, making it a treasure for culture buffs and photography lovers alike.

Category: GENERAL INTEREST, ARTISTS, GIFT BOOKS
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APPRECIATING FINE WINES
By Jim Budd
8 1/2 x 11 in. 160 pages. Hardcover. Over 290 full-color illustrations. This authoritative guide will provide all the information you need to make discerning choices about wine. Whether you want to decipher labels, select a particular producer, choose the right wine to go with food, or simply enjoy the variety of tastes available, this volume has all the answers. It will open up the wall facing you in the wine store and will take you on a tasting tour around the world's wine-producing centers. In addition to magnificent color photographs, comprehensive charts give concise information on each vineyard's climate, grapes, size, soil, and style of wines, plus expert quality and buying tips. With indications of price ranges and appraisals of the best producers and vintages, this volume stands as the essential, accessible guide to enjoying wine.

Category: FOOD & DRINK, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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ELLIS ISLAND: GATEWAY OF HOPE
By John Burdick
8 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 120 full-color and archival illustrations. One half of the population of the United States today can trace their ancestry to immigrants processed in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty at New York's Ellis Island. Illuminated by portraits of the new arrivals themselves, this volume brings the immigrant experience to life with eloquent historical views of Ellis Island whose halls echoed with the voices of the millions who passed through on their way to build America's future. A complete history of this great national landmark is presented, highlighting various aspects of the whole process. With 123 full-color and archival photographs, this beautiful volume captures the spirit of the gateway to America and serves as a touching reminder of the brave "huddled masses" who left their homes for a new nation.

Category: AMERICANA, HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA
By Josepha Sherman
10 1/4 X 10 1/4 in. (260 x 260mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 illustrations. This authoritative volume vividly describes the Native Americans who once inhabited every area of the United States. Captivating portraits of many tribes are presented on a region-by-region basis, covering every aspect of Native American life from examples of traditional dress to weaponry and artifacts. Through a concise text and 114 full-color photographs, this book portrays the majesty of tribal life, expressed in both full-dress traditional ceremonies and the high art of Native American crafts.

Category: PHOTOGRAPHY, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, AMERICANA
Keywords: AMERICANA, NATIVE AMERICANS, INDIANS, TRIBES, TRIBAL
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INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA
By Josepha Sherman
10 1/4 X 10 1/4 in. (260 x 260mm) 144 pages. Paperback. Over 110 illustrations. This authoritative volume vividly describes the Native Americans who once inhabited every area of the United States. Captivating portraits of many tribes are presented on a region-by-region basis, covering every aspect of Native American life from examples of traditional dress to weaponry and artifacts. Through a concise text and 114 full-color photographs, this book portrays the majesty of tribal life, expressed in both full-dress traditional ceremonies and the high art of Native American crafts.

Category: ALL TITLES, AMERICANA, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
Keywords: AMERICANA, NATIVE AMERICANS, INDIANS, TRIBES, TRIBAL
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DINERS
By Karen Offitzer
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. More than just a place to grab a bite, the diner is an expression of the free-flowing American spirit, as generous as a bottomless cup of coffee and as welcoming as a flashing neon sign beckoning the traveler to "Eat Here Now." Experience the sights and sounds of the glorious diners of America through photographs and descriptions of diners of the past and present. You'll see neon lights and shiny silver buildings; chrome counter stools and rollicking juke boxes; signs, menus, and sturdy diner crockery; blue plate specials, hearty hamburgers, and sinful desserts. Here is a delightful pictorial celebration of this slice of American culture and history, presenting an entertaining and informative text served up in style with over 100 full-color and archival photographs, fine art reproductions, and diner memorabilia.

Category: AMERICANA, ARCHITECTURE, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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FARMHOUSE COOKING
By Kathy Blake
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. In every part of the country and in every season, cooking and sharing food is an integral part of hospitality and celebration. Here is a delightful collection of traditional dishes to feed the family year round, from summer picnics to cozy winter dinners. Arranged by seasons, it offers 100 tasty recipes and luscious full-color photographs that are sure to be a favorite souce and inspiration for many delicious family meals and a welcome gift for any cook, from novice to professional.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, FOOD & DRINK, AMERICANA
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SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS PAST, THE
By Linda Clement
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. It is hard to imagine that before the Victorian revival of Christmas there were no Christmas trees, no card-giving, few presents, no cakes, no sumptuous meals - in fact the occasion was hardly celebrated at all. This beautifully illustrated book takes a look at Christmas and how it has evolved. The ancient origins of the festival are explored as are the many customs and traditions. The part of the Victorians in shaping our Christmas is described in detail, including holiday decorations, food, drink, and games.

Category: RELIGION, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
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SEDUCTION, THROUGH THE AGES
By Linda Sonntag
8 X 10 1/2. Hardcover. 132 pages. 125 photographs. A candid investigation into sexual practices and seduction through the ages. Covers the theories behind sexual attraction and the use of aphrodisiacs, spells and rituals to entice a mate. Looks at sexual enhancements through changing fashions, body piercing, tattoos, cosmetics, and surgery. Covers subjects as diverse as . folklore . witches & vampirism . sex on the internet

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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LONDON LIVING
By Lisa Lovatt-Smith
9 x 11 in. 216 pages. Hardcover. 260 full-color photographs. The homes of thirty creative people from the worlds of the arts, fashion, design, and architecture are shown in stunning full-color photography, capturing the essence of London's decorative style in its immense variety. Here is a remarkable insight into the private homes of the British capital, featuring the most interesting interiors of the city, each with its own distinctive style and atmosphere. These homes have interiors which have evolved with their owners-all style setters in their fields-whose decorative tastes range from traditional to ultra-modern and bohemian to minimalist.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, TRAVEL, GIFT BOOKS
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LET'S PLAY !: WE ARE HAPPY FARMERS
By Marco Vaile
Fold-out cartoon, 10 x 12 1/4 in. (254 x 310mm), contains 6 small books, 3 x 3 1/2 each. A colorful, large-format cartoon unfolds to reveal an enchanting scene before which many scenes can be acted out. Also included are six little books that tell the stories of a varied cast of animal characters.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, CHILDREN'S BOOKS, PRE-SCHOOL BOOKS
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LET'S PLAY !: WE ARE JOLLY PIRATES
By Marco Vaile
Fold-out cartoon, 10 x 12 1/4 in. (254 x 310mm), contains 6 small books, 3 x 3 1/2 each. A colorful, large-format cartoon unfolds to reveal an enchanting scene before which many scenes can be acted out. Also included are six little books that tell the stories of a varied cast of animal characters.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, CHILDREN'S BOOKS
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BACKYARD SONGBIRDS
By Marcus Schneck
10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (260 x 260mm) 112 pages. Hardcover. Over 110 illustrations. Birdwatching is among the most pleasurable of pastimes and one of the easiest to pursue. There is no need for advanced knowledge or special equipment to be a birder - all that is required is a keen interest in the avian world. Whatever the reader's level of expertise, this volume makes birdwatching even more intriguing. Detailed information on the common species of each region of the United States, as well as the birds' preferred habitats and foods, is provided in an easy-to-use format. In addition, there are tips on how to attract a great array of species to the backyard.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, BIRDS, ANIMALS
Keywords: Birds, songbirds, backyard, natural history
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BACKYARD SONGBIRDS
By Marcus Schneck
10 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. (260 x 260mm) 112 pages. Paperback. Over 110 illustrations. Birdwatching is among the most pleasurable of pastimes and one of the easiest to pursue. There is no need for advanced knowledge or special equipment to be a birder - all that is required is a keen interest in the avian world. Whatever the reader's level of expertise, this volume makes birdwatching even more intriguing. Detailed information on the common species of each region of the United States, as well as the birds' preferred habitats and foods, is provided in an easy-to-use format. In addition, there are tips on how to attract a great array of species to the backyard.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, BIRDS, ANIMALS
Keywords: BIRDS, SONGBIRDS, BACKYARD, NATURAL HISTORY
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MAKING SOFT-BODIED DOUGH CHARACTERS
By Patricia Hughes
Here's how to achieve an exciting new angle on the popular and easy-to-master craft of salt dough. With just a few simple cheap materials and tools, you can create these colorful, characters that will appeal to adults and children alike. All the basics are coverd in detail including: Materials and tools Basic techniques Recipe for salt dough Sewing patterns Illustrated step-by-step instructions for each project Photographs of the finishised characters

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, CRAFTS, GIFT BOOKS
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MY FIRST PIANO: JOIN THE BAND
By Paula Martyr
8 5/8 X 10 1/2 in. Printed in full color. The battery used to power the musical keyboard is replaceable. With familiar nursery tunes to sing and play along to, this colorful first song book will delight every young child. It contains the words and music to four songs, each surrounded by fanciful illustrations of animal characters singing, dancing, and making music together. An added feature is a 15-note battery operated keyboard-producing music-bpx sounds--on which all the songs in the book can actually be played.

Category: PRE-SCHOOL BOOKS, MUSIC, GIFT BOOKS, CHILDREN'S BOOKS
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YOUR COLORS YOUR HOME
By Pennie Cullen & Carolyn Warrender
8 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. 168 pages. Hardcover. 170 full-color illustrations. We all react to color differently, yet when it comes to using color to decorate our homes we are more likely to follow fashion rather than our instincts. This intriguing new book explains how we can learn to identify and choose decorating colors to reflect our personalities and to create the best environment to live and relax in. This guide will help you unlock and explore your unique personal styles and tastes. A selection of 170 superb full-color photographs of room schemes, accompanied by appropriate color palettes, shows how to create looks for each personality and how to combine colors to accommodate the tastes of people living together. This is an entirely original approach to interior design that will inspire every decorating personality.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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CIGARS
By Red Howard
10 x 10 in. (254 x 254mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 150 illustrations. This manifesto of cigar history, legend, and lore takes a stylish look at the making and enjoyment of fine cigars, from Columbus to the golden age of Hollywood through the surging popularity that makes cigar smoking one of today's most popular pleasures. The main areas essential to cigar erudition and appreciation explored in this volume are cigar history, tobacco, growing, and cigar manufacture; cigars on stage and screen; cigars in society; storing, cutting, and lighting; and finally, a catalog of fine cigars. A complete guide to choosing, preparing, and enjoying, this volume details the subleties of different brands and blends, providing a useful and lively guide to cigars and accouterments. A spectacular collection of over 100 photographs, vintage and cutting-edge advertisements, and fine art reproductions round out this spirited celebration of cigar trivia, nostalgia, and culture.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, FOOD & DRINK
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COMPLETE BOOK OF HUNTING, THE
By Robert Elman
8 1/2 x 11 in. 280 pages. Hardcover. Over 700 illustrations. Hunting is truly the world's oldest profession, since it has been for millennia necessary to our very survival. However, in recent centuries, due to developments in agriculture and transportation, it has become a less vital activity for many. Nevertheless, in most parts of the world it survives and thrives as a form of sport that satisfies some of man's atavistic instincts and brings him in closer relation to nature. Here is a compendium of hunting lore and historical facts, along with an overview of how humans hunt in the various habitats of the world both for food and for sport. Insights into hunting techniques of the past and present are given along with tips on how to improve your success as a hunter. This volume, filled with full-color photographs and illustrations, was compiled by an expert group of seasoned huntsmen and naturalists and edited by the well-known wildlife authority, Robert Elman.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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NASHVILLE: THE PILGRIMS OF GUITAR TOWN
By Robert Hicks
9 x 11 in. (230 x 300mm) Hardcover 152 pages 200 photographs A photographic portrait of Nashville, Tennessee, the residents and newcomers who have all been seduced by the promise of 'music city, USA' in Nashville: The Pilgrims of Guitar Town, photographer Michel Arnaud and writer Robert Hicks wander beyond the Grand Ole Opry to a place filled with high hopes, hard work, and, more than anything else, guitars. The book guides the reader through Nashville telling its story and also discusses: Hopes & dreams When dreams come true Legends in Nashville Some have seen their dreams come true, some never will, but this wonderful collection of captivating images proves that the journey itself is its own destination.

Category: MUSIC, AMERICANA, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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MYSTERIOUS PLACES OF THE WORLD
By Ronald Pearsall
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. The great pyramids, Stonehenge, Delphi, Machu Picchu, and Easter Island are just a few spots that engage our interest and challenge our imaginations. This authoritatively written and brilliantly illustrated book examines the history and culture of each place, and attempts to delve behind the mysteries left by our forebearers. In addition to the sites mentioned above, many others are featured, including the megalithic temples of Malta, the rock city of Petra, Angor Wat in Cambodia, and the ruins of Troy. Both illuminating and mystifying, this volume includes a porfolio of over 100 full-color illustrations that encourages the reader to search further into the secrets of the past.

Category: TRAVEL, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
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COLLECTING TEDDY BEARS
By Sally Taylor
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. This book explores the beginnings of the great teddy bear boom; explains why they are so important in our lives; discusses the innumerable variety of bears available; considers famous bears in fiction, such as Winnie-the-Pooh; and offers sound advice on how to start building a collection of these uniquely endearing little creatures. Over 100 full-color photographs aid the reader in sampling the immense universe of the teddy bear.

Category: GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, COLLECTIBLES
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WINDMILLS
By Sally Taylor
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. 70 illustrations. This authoritatiively written and lavishly illustrated book is a tribute to the traditional windmill, once an integral part of the working environment but nowadays too often neglected and considered an industrial and rural anachronism. Before steam power, windmills, along with waterwheels, were the only means available for drawing water and powering machinery. Their tall towers and billowing sails were a picturesque part of the European landscape, and many remain today to remind us of the past. Here, their full history and the story of their survival is presented, along with 70 full-color photographs and archival illustrations.

Category: TRAVEL, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST
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GREAT AMERICAN GARDENS
By Stacey McNutt
9 1/4 X 13. Hardcover. 80 pages. 80 Full-color photographs. Americans have always cherished gardens, from early colonial dooryard plots brimming with flowering herbs to the spectacular sculptural gardens that grace more formal landscapes today. All across the United States gardeners have adapted to the demands of local soil and climate conditions to produce amazing combinations of blooms and shrubs. With more than 80 full-color photographs of North America's most breathtaking gardens, this volume is a tribute to America's unique horticultural heritage.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, AMERICANA, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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PRETTY PILLOWS
By Susie Johns
8 1/2 x 11 in. 128 pages. Hardcover. With over 190 full-color photographs, drawings, and templates. This attractive and helpful guide shows you how to make and decorate 40 innovative pillows of all shapes, sizes, colors, and textures. The projects range in inspiration-all offering the opportunity to enhance your home by creating original, personalized works of art. With something for every taste, each chapter has a dazzling choice of individual projects. Styles include country, exotic, Victorian, and contemporary. Full-color photography and step-by-step instructions have been designed for beginners and experienced crafters alike. Tips on fabrics, style, decor, and display ensure successful cushions are set off to their best effect.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, CRAFTS, GIFT BOOKS
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CHRONICLE OF GOLF, THE
By Ted Barrett
8 1/2 X 11 in. 304 pages. Hardcover. Over 550 archive photographs. Here is a book that takes the reader on a journey encompassing all the remarkable events and unique individuals that have characterized this remarkable sport from its humble Scottish origins to the mass-participation, multi-million dollar game that we know today. The journey is a fascinating one and the stories are ones worth telling--who were the greatest players of all time, what were the greatest tournaments ever played, and how did the Ryder Cup come into being Unfolding in a page-by-page news-sheet format and written from the point of view of the British and American golfing public, this book includes newspaper style reports on all the golf stories that hit the headlines. It reflects all the drama and excitement of the club-and-ball game that is magnificent obsession of millions of sportsmen and women throughout the world.

Category: SPORTS & RECREATION, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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CANDLE MAGIC
By The Editorial Team
8 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. 96 pages. Hardcover. Over 300 full-color photographs. This useful, easy-to-use guide contains all you need to make exclusive designer candles, decorate store-bought candles, or put together stunning household decorations and seasonal displays. Learn how to use candles to brighten your home, make gifts with a personal touch, or use scented and therapeutic candles to create a pleasant atmosphere. Filled with step-by-step instructions and helpful photographs, this volume will quickly teach you mastery in various areas of Candle Magic. Following the simple instructions in this guide will enable you to bring added flair to your surroundings for the benefit of your family and friends and for your own satisfaction and enjoyment.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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COLLECTOR'S CORNER, THE: COINS
By The Editorial Team
8 x 8 in. 64 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 full-color illustrations. No hobby can be more enjoyable and rewarding as collecting. It appeals to people of all ages and can cover a wide range of fields and disciplines. Here is a colorful and informative series of guides designed to appeal to anyone wishing to begin or build a collection. Drawing on the knowledge of seasoned experts and dealers, each volume offers tips on topics essential to any collector. Handsomely illustrated with an array of tempting and desirable objects shown in full-color, this volume offers valuable information and advice and will provide years of pleasure as your collection grows and appreciates. The four titles in this series include: Coca-Cola Memorabilia Elvis Memorabilia Oriental Rugs Coins

Category: COLLECTIBLES, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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COLLECTOR'S CORNER, THE: ELVIS MEMORABILIA
By The Editorial Team
8 x 8 in. 64 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 full-color illustrations. No hobby can be more enjoyable and rewarding as collecting. It appeals to people of all ages and can cover a wide range of fields and disciplines. Here is a colorful and informative series of guides designed to appeal to anyone wishing to begin or build a collection. Drawing on the knowledge of seasoned experts and dealers, each volume offers tips on topics essential to any collector. Handsomely illustrated with an array of tempting and desirable objects shown in full-color, this volume offers valuable information and advice and will provide years of pleasure as your collection grows and appreciates. The four titles in this series include: Coca-Cola Memorabilia Elvis Memorabilia Oriental Rugs Coins

Category: MUSIC, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, COLLECTIBLES
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COLLECTOR'S CORNER, THE: ORIENTAL RUGS
By The Editorial Team
8 x 8 in. 64 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 full-color illustrations. No hobby can be more enjoyable and rewarding as collecting. It appeals to people of all ages and can cover a wide range of fields and disciplines. Here is a colorful and informative series of guides designed to appeal to anyone wishing to begin or build a collection. Drawing on the knowledge of seasoned experts and dealers, each volume offers tips on topics essential to any collector. Handsomely illustrated with an array of tempting and desirable objects shown in full-color, this volume offers valuable information and advice and will provide years of pleasure as your collection grows and appreciates. The four titles in this series include: Coca-Cola Memorabilia Elvis Memorabilia Oriental Rugs Coins

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GIFT BOOKS, GENERAL INTEREST, CRAFTS, COLLECTIBLES
Retail Price $9.95
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FRAGRANCE AND FASHION
By The Editorial Team
8 3/4 x 11 1/4 in. 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 390 full-color photographs. Sometimes controversial, always fascinating this volume offers detailed profiles of the major designers, fashion houses, and perfumers who create the fragrances worn by millions of men and women. Each study features a history of the creator of the fragrance, a chronological profile of the genius behind the name, plus influential clients and muses. A paean to style and glamour, this book combines an abundant collection of fashion photographs with histories of 30 celebrated names in fashion. Fragrance and fashion are two of the worlds oldest obsessions. This fact-filled, up-to-date volume details their intertwined story from the golden days of haute couture to the present day.

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SUCCESS WITH ORCHIDS
By Wilma Rittershausen
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. This authoritative guide to cultivating beautiful orchids details the many species that can be raised indoors or in an ordinary greenhouse. The reader will learn which plants to choose, how to obtain them, and how to cultivate them under cover. A rich history of these beautiful and fascinating flowers is highlighted by over 100 stunning full-color photographs.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, GIFT BOOKS
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