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PENGUINS
By Ailsa Spindler
9 x 12 3/4 in (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Paperback. Over 80 illustrations. Penguins are among the best-known and most easily recognized of all birds, and also among the most beloved. This beautifully illustrated volume explores the habitats, biology, and behavior of these delightful creatures, who range over a large portion of the globe's Southern Hemisphere and live as far north as the Galapagos Islands. the complete array of penguin species is shown, including such types as emperor penguins, king penguins, stiff-tailed penguins, crested penguins, and others, photographed in their natural habitats and brilliantly portrayed in 86 full-color photographs.

Category: ANIMALS, BIRDS, NATURAL HISTORY
Retail Price $9.95
Your Price  $8.46
 

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
Your Price  $14.41
 

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
 

PEACEFUL HOME, THE
By Alice Westgate
9 X 11 1/4 in. 192 pages. Hardcover. Over 180 full-color illustrations. Your home should be a refuge from the stresses of everyday life--the place that is, above all, individual to you, holding your possessions and expressing your tastes and dreams. Creating such a haven requires a little time and thought--though not necessarily much money. This book is packed with features on everything from dining to working at home to aromatherapy and bringing the garden indoors. In short, you will find everything you need to make use of all your senses and create your own peaceful home.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST
Retail Price $19.95
Your Price  $16.96
 

AMERICAN LANDMARKS: THE LIGHTHOUSE
By Amy Handy
8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. Over 100 illustrations. Defining the precarious border between land and sea, lighthouses are legendary monuments throughout America's coastal regions and have captured the imaginations of artists, poets, and dreamers for ages. This volume traces the architectural and technological evolution of these proud sentinels with alluring images and rich text.

Category: ARCHITECTURE, AMERICANA
Retail Price $16.95
Your Price  $14.41
 

BATS, A PORTRAIT OF THE ANIMAL WORLD
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. Bats are fascinating in their variety and unusual way of life. These fierce-looking nocturnal mammals are noted for their ability to fly and feed in pitch-dark caves and on moonless nights, guided not by eyesight but by a highly developed sense - sonar. In addition to descriptions of major bat species from around the world, this book offers insights into such bat topics as feeding and hibernation, wing-shape and flight, and bat colonies. Eighty vivid full-color photographs portray the chracteristics and behavior of these unusual creatures.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, ANIMALS
Retail Price $12.95
Your Price  $11.01
 

CURIOUS CREATURES, A PORTRAIT OF THE ANIMAL WORLD
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 80 pages. Hardcover. Over 90 illustrations. Flying fish, flightless birds, and snakes that play dead are among the odd creatures gathered in this compendium. Their unusual characteristics allow them to survive using mimicry and deception, defense strategies, camouflage, and unique courtship displays. In this volume you'll meet remarkable creatures that have developed through evolution such odd physical features as colorful faces and pendulous noses, poisonous skin or tentacles, brush-like antennae, and bizarre body shapes. With 100 full-color photographs, this book is a provocative view of the natural world's strangest and most intriguing inhabitants.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, ANIMALS
Retail Price $12.95
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FROGS, A PORTRAIT OF THE ANIMAL WORLD
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. Frogs and toads are some of the most intriguing creatures of the semi-aquatic world. Their variety is enormous, from the familiar bullfrog of the ponds and lakes to the exotic but deadly arrow-poison frog of the tropical rainforests. In this colorful and informative volume, a sampling of major amphibian species from around the world is shown and detailed. In addition to identification photos of the various species, there are also pictures demonstrating such types of behavior as communication and feeding, defense and locomotion, courtship and mating, and finally, the development from tadpole to adult frog. This instructive text is enhanced by 80 full-color photographs.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, ANIMALS
Retail Price $12.95
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GIANTS OF THE SEA
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. 80 illustrations. Known as monsters of the deep, the large creatures of the ocean depths have fascinated and terrified humans for thousands of years. The breaching humpback whale, the deadly great white shark, the poisonous giant jellyfish, and the fierce barracuda are just a few of the amazing deep water forms shown in this vividly illustrated volume. These colossal sea animals are brought to life with 80 full-color photographs along with other marine inhabitants such as the giant clam, the bizarre ocean sunfish, the tentacled giant squid, and the intimidating manta ray. These unique forms and their prey demonstrate the variety and complexity of life beneath the sea.

Category: NATURAL HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST, ANIMALS
Keywords: ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY, WHALES, OCEAN, MARINE ANIMALS
Retail Price $12.95
Your Price  $11.01
 

SEALS AND SEA LIONS
By Andrew Cleave
9 x 12 3/4 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. 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: NATURAL HISTORY, GENERAL INTEREST, ANIMALS
Keywords: ANIMALS, NATURAL HISTORY, WILD, WILDERNESS
Retail Price $12.95
Your Price  $11.01
 


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