April 2018 (46)

Learn to Turn - Revised & Expanded 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9781565239289

Author: Barry Gross    Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing

Learn to Turn is the ideal woodturning book to get beginners turning in no time! Beginner-friendly step-by-step projects are accessible and attainable for new w...


Learn to Turn is the ideal woodturning book to get beginners turning in no time! Beginner-friendly step-by-step projects are accessible and attainable for new woodturners Covers all the basics, including lathe selection, turning tools, and the fundamentals of sharpening, sanding, & finishing Expert instruction, valuable tips, and common-sense advice from author Barry Gross, a skilled teacher who knows how to start at the beginning Special troubleshooting section that offers simple solutions to common turning mistakes Inspiring color photo gallery of completed works Author Barry Gross is a recognized artisan and professional woodturner If you've ever considered trying woodturning but have been intimidated by the tone and scope of the books available on the subject, you'll find this informative book to be an approachable and enjoyable guide that will have you turning in no time! Author Barry Gross, an artist and professional woodturner, offers expert instruction, valuable tips, and common-sense advice that will eliminate the mystery while infusing some fun into your turning. Discover how to select the lathe that's right for you, the basics of turning tools, and the fundamentals of sharpening, sanding, and finishing. This revised & expanded third edition also includes new and very attainable step-by-step projects, a special troubleshooting section that reveals surprisingly simple solutions to common turning mistakes, and an inspiring artist gallery of completed works.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 216 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 27-04-2018


$44.99
Luftwaffe Eagle

ISBN: 9781910690543

Author: Erich Sommer    Publisher: Grub Street

In this compelling memoir, Erich Sommer recalls his life in pre-war Germany and the adventures he had flying for the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. Born...


In this compelling memoir, Erich Sommer recalls his life in pre-war Germany and the adventures he had flying for the Luftwaffe during the Second World War. Born in 1912, the third son of a district court judge, Erich grew up in an atmosphere of uncertainty following the First World War. In 1932 he started training as a brewery engineer, shortly afterwards the Nazis came to power. The implications this had on the lives of average Germans are described in great detail. When war came in 1939, he became a navigator, successfully serving with the Luftwaffe’s first pathfinding unit, then a special and little-known control commission in Morocco to monitor the disarmament of Vichy French forces. This led to training as a pilot and Erich joining the high-altitude reconnaissance squadron in missions over Britain. He was then sent to the Russian Front, flying the relatively rare Junkers Ju 86 bomber and high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft fitted with pressurised cabins. He also flew the He 111 in a radar-equipped anti-shipping unit and the revolutionary Arado Ar 234 jet – leading to Erich’s participation in the world’s first jet-reconnaissance sortie over the invasion front and ending his war in Italy. After the war, Erich moved with his wife to Australia where he lived peacefully until his death in 2004. With a detailed introduction from acclaimed Luftwaffe historian J. Richard Smith and illustrated throughout with photographs from private family albums, Luftwaffe Eagle is a fascinating insight into the life of an exceptional Luftwaffe pilot and navigator.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 20-04-2018


Tags: April 2018   Military
$55.00
Air Battle for Dunkirk

ISBN: 9781910690475

Author: Norman L.R. Franks    Publisher: Grub Street

With the epic blockbuster film Dunkirk, to be released in July 2017, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring, amongst others, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and ...


With the epic blockbuster film Dunkirk, to be released in July 2017, directed by Christopher Nolan and starring, amongst others, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance, this reissue has never been more timely. 'Where is the RAF?' was the oft-quoted question asked by soldiers waiting on the beach at Dunkirk, to where they had retreated following the German blitzkrieg through northern France, and where they were now being pounded by the Luftwaffe. The air forces were there, as Norman Franks proves, detailing the outstanding achievements of the Allied pilots who fought, using outmoded tactics, against enemy pilots who had earlier had easy victories over the Polish, Dutch and Belgian air forces. The RAF's achievement reminds us just how close Britain came to disaster in June 1940.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 153 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 01-05-2017


Tags: May 2017   April 2018   Military   History
$29.99
Park - The Biography of Air Chief Marshall Sir Keith Park

ISBN: 9781902304618

Author: Vincent Orange    Publisher: Grub Street

Back in Print - Limited Stock “If ever any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did. I don’t believe it is realized how much that one man, with his leaders...


Back in Print - Limited Stock “If ever any one man won the Battle of Britain, he did. I don’t believe it is realized how much that one man, with his leadership, his calm judgement and his skill, did to save not only this country, but the world”. So wrote Marshal of the RAF Lord Tedder in 1947. As commander of No. 11 Group, Fighter Command and responsible for the air defence of London and South-East England, Keith Park took charge of the day-to-day direction of the battle. In spotlighting his thoughts and actions during the crisis, the author reveals a man whose unfailing energy, courage and cool resourcefulness won not only supreme praise from Churchill but the lasting respect and admiration of all who served under him. However, few officers in any of the services packed more action into their lives, and this book covers the whole of his career – youth in New Zealand, success as an ace fighter pilot in World War I, postings to South America and Egypt, Battle of Britain, Command of the RAF in Malta 1942/43, and finally Allied Air Commander-in-Chief of South East Asia under Mountbatten in 1945. His contribution to victory and peace was immense and this biography aims to shed light on the Big Wing controversy of 1940 and give insight into the war in Burma, 1945, and how the huge problems remaining after the war’s sudden end were dealt with. Drawn largely from unpublished sources and interviews with people who knew Park, and illustrated with maps and photographs, this is an authoritative biography of one of the world’s greatest unsung heroes.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 156 x 234 x 25 mm


Publication Date: 30-04-2001


Tags: April 2018   Biography   Military
$49.99 $39.99
Space Kids

ISBN: 9783899557954

Author: Steve Parker    Publisher: Gestalten

Space Kids: An Introduction for Young Explorers is designed to inspire awe at the great big universe around us. Covering topics such as stars, planets, moons, a...


Space Kids: An Introduction for Young Explorers is designed to inspire awe at the great big universe around us. Covering topics such as stars, planets, moons, alongside the basics of gravity and even how astronauts are able to eat and sleep in space; each page takes us through the complexities of the universe with a fresh and original style. This is a space book that not only teaches young explorers about what is out there but also serves as reminder about just how special we are here on planet Earth. We begin with the enormity of the big bang. And travel from the big and inconceivable - slowly but surely getting smaller and smaller - until we reach the most spectacular thing in the universe: the tiny human who is holding Space Kids. Andrea De Santis’ beautifully rendered illustrations spark curiosities and imaginations whilst Steve Parker’s simple text creates a sense of wonder and fuels an appreciation for what it means to be a part of the universe’s complex system; truly a must-have introduction for any budding young explorer.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 40


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 20-03-2018


$49.99
Click Said The Camera

ISBN: 9783037785508

Authors: Balthasar Burkhard, Markus Jakob    Publisher: Lars Muller Publishers

In Balthasar Burkhard and Markus Jacob’s elegantly designed children’s book, 20 animals meet for a photographer’s beauty contest. The protagonist of the s...


In Balthasar Burkhard and Markus Jacob’s elegantly designed children’s book, 20 animals meet for a photographer’s beauty contest. The protagonist of the story is a shy donkey who watches the antics of the animals with wry humor as they pose for the photographer, parading their splendor. “’Please stand here, in front of this backdrop, Baboon,’ said the artist … ‘Click,’ said the camera.” First published in 1997, this beloved children’s book is now reprinted in a smaller format


Pages: 42


Dimensions: 240 x 170 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2018


$55.00
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