Offering reminders of mnemonics from our youth and containing countless more to help us in adult life, this title contains various memory aids you may need to know: from well-known rhymes, memorable sayings to a selection of more modern methods of boosting one's failing memory.
Young lovers Dante and Kacy, hapless bartender Sanchez, Peto the Hubal monk and the mysterious Jessica - each will be drawn into the violent vortex surrounding the Bourbon Kid, the supernatural killer who is himself now being hunted.
The Devil's Graveyard is an area of desert. Its only habitations are a small roadside gas station, and a giant hotel, where the final of the Back From the Dead singing competition is held, in which contestants compete by impersonating dead stars. Except that someone is killing them off... And there are other killers out there, too.
The Good Bee is a celebration of this most vital and mysterious of nature's wizards. In this book, discover the complexities of bee behaviour - as well as the bits that still baffle us - the part they play in the natural world, their relationship with humanity throughout history, how they are coming under threat and what we can all do about it.
Discover the basics of important art movements through a host of beautifully illustrated cats, each one inspired by a specific period in art history. From Surrealism to Cubism, Abstract Expressionism to Ancient Egyptian art, these creative cats will introduce you to key themes and provide you with all of the inspiration you need if you want to create your own version.
An accessible and succinct account of the story of Europe from its ancient foundations to the 21st Century, detailing the events, personalities, ideas and disasters that shaped the continent. Divided into easily digestible chapters, this book contains mini-biographies of notable individuals of European history and packed with amazing facts, details and maps that give a vivid understanding of Europe's past.
Spoken by over 700 million jabbering individuals, the English language has travelled to al the corners of the globe - unfortunately, some of it has gotten muddled along the way. Lost in Translation is a comical collection of authentic and original mistranslated signs, posters, instructions, products, notices and many more.
If you refer to your dearest friend as 'Thingy' or have to keep changing your pet's name because you can never remember your online banking password, YOU NEED The Senior Moments Activity Book!
Draw, colour and create your own modern art in this creative activity book. From Impressionism to Pop Art, and Cubism to Surrealism, you can find out about many different art movements and try out the techniques for yourself.
HBK/224pp/189x240mm Why is green the colour of envy? Why is black 'evil'? Why is white pure? Why do we 'feel blue' or 'see red'? Why do colours have different meanings for different cultures?
When we look at or talk about a colour in a particular setting, we are as likely to see its cultural or symbolic meaning as the shade itself. Why?
Sometimes our grasp of a colour relates to the random way we define it. Light blue is called 'blue' but, over the last century or two, light red has become pink, whereas in Russia light blue and dark blue are separate colours. Does language play a part in our perception of colours?
In most cases, the origins of why we view a colour in a certain way goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Blue was not always a boy's colour; pink was not always a girl's. Indeed, less than one hundred years ago, in the West, it was the other way round.
This book offers a lively, anecdotal treatment of the cultural mysteries of colour, and focuses on the way we respond to colours, the significance we give them - and how these things change over time and from place to place. It tells the story of how we have come to view the world through lenses passed down to us by art, science, politics, fashion, sport and, not least, prejudice.
HBK/128pp/200x170mm Come along on the hunt to coveted country sources and the best secret antiquing spots, and learn how to create country farmhouse style in your city dwelling. Author Kim Leggett is the creator of City Farmhouse, an interior design business, country fair event, and store. She is also a legendary picker and favourite designer to celebrity clients (and country style mavens) including Meg Ryan, Tommy Hilfiger, Sheryl Crow, and Kerry Underwood. In City Farmhouse Style, Kim offers great style advice, breaking down the design vocabulary that makes for fresh country style (no matter the setting). The popularity of farmhouse style has designers, homeowners, and fans in search of inspiration to create this look in all its rural glory. City Farmhouse Style is the first design book of its kind to focus entirely on transforming urban interiors with unfussy, warm, country style decor.
In this groundbreaking book, the Nudge Unit's Chief Scientist, Michael Sanders, and his deputy Susannah Hume examine the dark side of social influence and the astonishing reach of social networks - and why we need to reclaim their power to effect positive change in our professional and private lives. A good shelf companion to Think Small and Nudge.