Schiffer Books (120)

Tigers I and II

ISBN: 9780764358487

Author: David Doyle    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Germany's Tiger tank, whether in the form of the Tiger I or later Tiger II (King Tiger), was the most feared tank of WWII. Despite production totaling fewer th...


Germany's Tiger tank, whether in the form of the Tiger I or later Tiger II (King Tiger), was the most feared tank of WWII. Despite production totaling fewer than 2,000 units, its heavy armor, its power, and perhaps the even more powerful Nazi propaganda machine ensured that the Tiger remains well known over seven decades after last being on the battlefield. Through more than 175 photos, this volume chronicles the design, development, and deployment of this famed German tank. Full-color photographs of rare surviving examples from around the globe augment carefully selected war-era photos in bringing this tank back to life. Comprehensive tables reveal the details of performance and technical specifications of each variant. A concise, easy-to-read text and detailed photographic captions expose the secrets of this iconic tank. Part of the Legends of Warfare series.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 230 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 29-11-2019


Tags: November 2019   Military   Transport
$45.00
Swing Street

ISBN: 9780764389736

Author: Leo Sullivan    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Swing Street was the name given to 52nd Street in midtown Manhattan in New York City, where there were more jazz clubs and bars per square block than anywhere e...


Swing Street was the name given to 52nd Street in midtown Manhattan in New York City, where there were more jazz clubs and bars per square block than anywhere else in the world, all showcasing the finest jazz musicians of the era. This illustrated book offers a history of Swing Street and presents the greats who played the clubs there in capsule biographies, vintage photos, and rare memorabilia. On Swing Street you were guaranteed to experience an evening of unforgettable jazz on a nightly basis, seven nights a week, until the wee hours of the morning; stopping into Club Downbeat to catch a set of Billie Holiday, or dropping by the Three Deuces to hear Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie playing bebop. On any given night you could hear other iconic jazz artists such as Bud Powell, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Count Basie, Art Tatum, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and many others.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 128


Dimensions: 203 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   May / June 2020   History   Music
$55.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2020
Vintage Cardboard Crafting

ISBN: 9780764359651

Author: Anne Lardy    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Think beautiful antique boxes. Think vintage, monogrammed, art nouveaux, and just about any box that fits your needs. Add cardboard, fabric, tissue, lace button...


Think beautiful antique boxes. Think vintage, monogrammed, art nouveaux, and just about any box that fits your needs. Add cardboard, fabric, tissue, lace buttons, and other decorations. You are now on your journey to crafting and enjoying unique boxes that reflect your artistic flair. Keep them, use them, or give them as gifts. These personal creations will draw ohs and ahs and last for years to come. This practical guide offers step-by-step instructions, actual-size patterns, and over 200 images and diagrams. Easy-to-follow instructions will have beginners and seasoned makers constructing boxes for tea and biscuits, Japanese trinket bowls, work baskets, and more. Creating an elegant box has never been easier!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 88


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2020


$45.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2020
Alien Abduction : The Control Factor

ISBN: 9780764359668

Author: James Bouck    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Alien Abduction. Imagine getting into your car and driving to a place you know. But for some reason, you end up at an unintended location. You see something unu...


Alien Abduction. Imagine getting into your car and driving to a place you know. But for some reason, you end up at an unintended location. You see something unusual. Then you forget all about it. An hour or so passes. And now you don't remember any of it.There's a control factor in abduction cases that allows aliens to abduct any human or control any nonhuman object from any location in the world without human permission or knowledge--for purposes unknown. Then victims are returned to Earth without memory of the experience. Discover what science is learning about the alien presence and the way they manipulate space and time. Learn the facts about implants, mind control, memory, and why aliens are here. Find out why some can see UFOs and some can't, what a typical abduction scenario is like, and what you can do to prevent being taken. Foreword by Kathleen Marden, UFO investigator and niece of Betty and Barney Hill, the first recorded abductees.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2020


$39.99
DUE > 31st Aug 2020
Your Health in Your Hands

ISBN: 9780764358852

Author: Lori Reid    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Your palms are a mirror of your personality and how you think and behave. But they can also reveal how you're feeling, your general state of health, and if you ...


Your palms are a mirror of your personality and how you think and behave. But they can also reveal how you're feeling, your general state of health, and if you are predisposed to a particular condition. Learn to read the lines, patterns, and bumps on your hands and you can monitor your health and promote your well-being on a daily basis. This easy-to-follow, fully illustrated guide explains the basics of hand analysis, and how overall appearance, line details, and markings begin to build a health picture. Find out how to spot specific health indicators and how to read them, and use this inside knowledge to select positive self-help treatments from a range of complementary therapies described.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 177 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2020


$45.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2020
Feng Shui

ISBN: 9780764358869

Author: Wu Xing    Publisher: Schiffer Books

In this informative and clearly illustrated guide to living in harmony with chi'i, the life-giving energy in and around us all, experts explain how to rebalance...


In this informative and clearly illustrated guide to living in harmony with chi'i, the life-giving energy in and around us all, experts explain how to rebalance the flow of energy to bring health, happiness, and good fortune into your life. An introduction to the ancient guiding principles of traditional Chinese Feng Shui explains how the five elements combine in the home and workplace with step-by-step instructions. Using simple illustrations and instructions, learn how to visualize the "invisible architecture" in your surroundings, both indoors and outside. Determine whether the Feng Shui is "good" or "bad" and how to use a Pa Tzu compass to discover lucky and unlucky directions.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 171 x 222 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2020


$39.99
DUE > 31st Aug 2020
Fokker Dr1

ISBN: 9780764359682

Author: Mark Wilkins    Publisher: Schiffer Books

This book presents the evolution and development of perhaps the most iconic German fighter of WWI--the Fokker Dr. 1 triplane or "Dreidecker." The Dr. 1 was born...


This book presents the evolution and development of perhaps the most iconic German fighter of WWI--the Fokker Dr. 1 triplane or "Dreidecker." The Dr. 1 was born from experiments in cantilever monoplanes and the excellent combat record of the Sopwith triplane, which appeared at the western front at the end of 1916. Only 320 Fokker Dr.1s were built, yet their imprint on aviation history was and is far reaching and enduring--perhaps due to those who flew them. Baron Manfred von Richthofen and his brother Lothar, as well as Werner Voss, Ernst Udet, and many others, all flew the triplane, helping burnish their image in collective memory. This book highlights the design and construction of the legendary Dr. 1, as well as showcasing many flying replicas and where they can be found. Also included are selected museums from around the world where Dr. 1s can currently be seen.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 112


Dimensions: 228 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 28-06-2020


$45.00
DUE > 31st Aug 2020
Sailboats

ISBN: 9780764359309

Author: Michael Kahn    Publisher: Schiffer Books

"Nothing stirs my soul more than watching a 100-year-old classic yacht roll over a wave, sails flared, white water crashing off her bow, crew attentive. Watchin...


"Nothing stirs my soul more than watching a 100-year-old classic yacht roll over a wave, sails flared, white water crashing off her bow, crew attentive. Watching these beauties race around a course is truly spectacular." -Michael Kahn. Sailboats features over 75 photographs of stunning sailing images from world-renowned black-and-white photographer Michael Kahn. These warmly toned, classic yet dynamic sailing photographs feature regattas in Antigua, France, England, and more. Working in traditional black-and-white film, Michael Kahn produces luminous silver gelatin prints in his darkroom, which allow the majestic elegance of these sailing vessels to radiate from the page. Whether you are a traditional film photographer or an avid sailor or simply love the exquisite beauty of the ocean, you will cherish these fine prints and elegant book.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 205 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2020


$65.00
DUE > 30th May 2020
The Motherhood of Art

ISBN: 9780764359187

Author: Marissa Huber    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Balance motherhood and creative pursuits! Women and new mothers are constantly encountering the message that they can never do anything for themselves once they...


Balance motherhood and creative pursuits! Women and new mothers are constantly encountering the message that they can never do anything for themselves once they have children. This conversational book is like brunch with girlfriends, offering you friendly advice, community encouragement, and tips on carving time out for creative endeavors. Meet women who not only defied the "no more time to be an artist" stereotype but found motherhood gave them focus, confidence, and efficiency in their art and creative endeavors. Becoming mothers renewed a sense of purpose in their creative pursuits, and by prioritizing this need to create, they became more patient and better mothers to their children. Interview questions cover a range of topics, including early days and creative work, community and vulnerability, and tactics for regular creative practice. Whether you read it front to back or pick it up for a 5-minute dose of encouragement, this is the encouragement you can lean on for balancing family life and art in your own way.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 217 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2020


$65.00
DUE > 29th May 2020
Conversations With Nell

ISBN: 9780764359293

Author: Sara Martin    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Escape to the wonderful world of Labrador Nell through her conversations with owner Sara. In between special times with the family, Nell faces kidnappings, haun...


Escape to the wonderful world of Labrador Nell through her conversations with owner Sara. In between special times with the family, Nell faces kidnappings, haunted hotels, shy flamingos and singing corgis as well as meeting handsome German Shepherd Charlie, the love of her life. Nell lives in a cottage near the sea in beautiful Devon, England with Sara and Kev and four other dogs. Elderly Patterdale Mutley, a retired entrepreneur owning chains such as Pizza Mutt and Walbarks. Feisty little Maltese cross Poppy, a talented chef who carries a sword and is famous for her scones. Dave, a gentle giant black Lab who loves surfing, singing and sausages and his twin sister Harriet, a delicate little chocolate lab who is always there to pick up the pieces. But what about The Cat? Is Charlie really a spy? How come Nell is always right? Why is Pomeranian Gladys sleeping in Nell's handbag? Come in and find out. You won't want to leave.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 185 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 17-04-2020


$45.00
DUE > 29th May 2020
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