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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
 

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
Your Price  $11.01
 

CONSERVATORY GARDENER, THE
By Anne Swithinbank
10 x 10 in. 192 pages. Hardcover. Over 300 full-color photographs and 70 step-by-step illustrations. The modern conservatory gardener wants to enjoy a bright, expanded living area made more beautiful, inviting, and soothing by the presence of plants. Setting up a conservatory with plants, furnishings, and ornaments is an expression of personal taste and creativity, providing a much-needed refuge from today's fast-paced world. This volume gives practical advice on designing and constructing an indoor growing area and includes an encyclopedic directory of over 1,000 plants complete with invaluable tips on cultivation, maintenance, and propagation. Here is a colorful and inspiring guide to indoor plant-growing, filled with expert advice on ways to create and maintain a sanctuary of natural beauty that can be enjoyed the year round in all seasons and conditions.

Category: HOME & GARDEN, GENERAL INTEREST, ARCHITECTURE
Retail Price $24.95
Your Price  $21.21
 

COWS
By Danyal Payne
9 x 12 2/3 in. (235 x 325mm) 72 pages. Hardcover. Over 80 illustrations. Cows and bulls once roved the open plains in vast, wild herds. Today, cattle are one of the most valuable assets that mankind has. From the countryside of rural Vermont to the thrilling "Running of the Bulls" in Pamplona, Spain, this volume describes many breeds of cattle from all over the world. Docile dairy cows, longhorn steers, fierce fighting bulls, and hard-working oxen are portrayed in 80 full-color photographs, with a lively text that explores the history, life cycle, and uses of this all important animal which has become a basic necessity to millions of people all over the world.

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

CIVIL WAR IN ART, THE
By Doranne Jacobson
8 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. (220 x 310mm) 128 pages. Hardcover. 96 illustrations. The American Civil War - the most cataclysmic event ever to occur on this nation's soil - engendered many complex and passionate feeelings that were captured by artists who worked in the midst of the conflict to render images of war in sketches, paintings, and photographs. They traveled with the armies, depicting soldiers as well as civilians at the front, documenting the leaders, encampments, and battlefields of the North and the South. The works of great photographers such as Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner as well as painters and illustrators such as Winslow Homer, Edwin Forbes, and many others are represented here by 96 full color and archival images.

Category: AMERICANA, ART, AMERICAN ART, ART HISTORY, MILITARY HISTORY
Retail Price $17.95
Your Price  $15.26
 

COURBET (MEGA SQUARES)
By Editorial Team
Each book is 5 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches in size, paperback, with 256 pages and 120 full-color illustrations. A collection of paintings featuring great artists from the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries presented in a convenient square format. The unique features of each book in this series that will excite every reader are: Biology of each artist Quatation of each artist about his paintings Small and convenient size. This beautifully produced series will appeal to all art lovers and will also make a great collection.

Category: ARTISTS, ART
Retail Price $10.95
Your Price  $9.31
 

CELEBRATION OF PARIS, A
By Frederika Vivier
10 x 11.4 in. (254 x 290mm) 136 pages Hardcover Over 200 photographs . Forward by : jacques chirac. For centuries, Paris has been the privileged meeting place of philosophers and artists from the four corners of the globe. By welcoming effrontery, and hence fostering creativity, it has become a unique center of culture and often referred to as the "new Athens," where ideas are freely expressed and debated, and the arts flourish in their full diversity. This beautifully illustrated book offers vivid views of this great city with : Descriptions of treasures, monuments and promenades profoundly marked by the city's intense intellectual and artistic effervescence Photographs of important landmarks of the city Information on changes that occurred over centuries to its present status as the capital of France. A celebration of Paris is an irresistible invitation to wander through the streets of Paris, get a sense of the capital, dream about the centuries gone by and cross roads with the intangibles yet ever-present shadows of famous statesmen, writers and artists from all over the world who have made it the "city of light."

Category: TRAVEL
Retail Price $19.95
Your Price  $16.96
 

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
Retail Price $16.95
Your Price  $14.41
 

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
Retail Price $24.95
Your Price  $21.21
 

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
Retail Price $29.95
Your Price  $25.46
 


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