August 2020 (69)

Punch Needle Rug Hooking

ISBN: 9780764360152

Author: Amy Oxford    Publisher: Schiffer Books

The queen of the craft Amy Oxford offers to beginners and advanced crafters alike a one-stop resource! This is the guide you'll keep at your fingertips while yo...


The queen of the craft Amy Oxford offers to beginners and advanced crafters alike a one-stop resource! This is the guide you'll keep at your fingertips while you learn, and throughout your punch needle adventures for years to come. Enjoy Amy's amazingly effective instruction, tips, inspiration, and in-depth info about every aspect of enjoying punch needle rug hooking. Create her colorful contemporary pomegranate project and ginkgo project, and learn to skillfully turn your work into long-lasting treasures like wall hangings, chair pads, rugs, cushions, stair runners, and whatever else your imagination can dream up. Enrich your work with fascinating info on things the other books don't include: the top secrets about the craft that beginners need, and careful step by step photo instructions for doing it right--from choosing your first project's materials, to creating a lovely result the first time, finishing techniques, mounting, adding complexity, and making your own designs. Enjoy the history of the craft of rug punching, gorgeous photos of works by today's biggest names, fun interviews with top makers, how to handle the unexpected, and much more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 215 x 250 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2020


$59.99
Typography Now- Design and Application of Contemporary Typefaces

ISBN: 9789887928393

Publisher: Sendpoints

Following Layout Now and Colors Now, Typography Now provides comprehensive guidelines for understanding, creating, and using Latin, Chinese and Japanese typefac...


Following Layout Now and Colors Now, Typography Now provides comprehensive guidelines for understanding, creating, and using Latin, Chinese and Japanese typefaces in the increasingly interrelated world. Apart from analyzing the most classic typefaces and showcasing the well-chosen popular typefaces, it also features some best examples of typography, providing perspectives on the dynamism of typographic design


Bind: hardback


Pages: 248


Dimensions: 230 x 300 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2020


$100.00
Typography In Wood

ISBN: 9781584232667

Author: Christian Acker    Publisher: Gingko Press

The first wooden letters for typographic reproduction on posters were craft-produced in the 18th century. Their use spread with the expansion of commercial adve...


The first wooden letters for typographic reproduction on posters were craft-produced in the 18th century. Their use spread with the expansion of commercial advertising in the 1820s; production was mechanized and new types with increased visibility were created. In addition to dated products, series of surprisingly “modern” types were developed that could be com-pared with those generated by the “new” digital typography. This republication of the 1860s catalogue “Specimen de caracteres en bois de la maison Bonnet” demonstrates that letters, like buildings, incarnate the spirit of an age, while preserving a timeless quality that constitutes a lasting source of inspiration.


Pages: 206


Dimensions: 230 x 330 mm


Publication Date: 14-07-2020


$89.99
Sourdough Mania

ISBN: 9781911621935

Author: Anita Sumer    Publisher: Grub Street

Anita Sumer is a passionate, self-taught, 100% sourdough baker and teacher, based in Slovenia who has become an international sensation - she now has over 70,00...


Anita Sumer is a passionate, self-taught, 100% sourdough baker and teacher, based in Slovenia who has become an international sensation - she now has over 70,000 followers on Instagram @sourdough_mania. She started baking sourdough when her husband was ill and could not eat yeasted bread. So successful has she been that she is now teaching sourdough baking around the world; 9 countries and across 3 continents. In 2017, she published her unique sourdough book in her native Slovenia, a first of its kind and the book received two Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. The book has now been published in German, Dutch, French and Croatian. The book features both simple-to-make recipes and more ambitious recipes for more festive occasions. Readers can feast their eyes (and later their stomachs) on rye bread, simple white bread, corn bread, buckwheat bread, fruit bread, donuts, brioches and much more. Sourdough Mania contains chapters on types of grain, making a sourdough leven, the baking process, ingredients and useful tools. Every stage is fully illustrated with step-by-step photography on weighing, mixing, kneading, shaping, scoring, and baking, to take you on a journey to the healthy world of sourdough baking made easy. Anita has started a real bread revolution which more and more people are joining in to bake healthier and more delicious bread. Sourdough Mania is here.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 320


Dimensions: 170 x 240 mm


Publication Date: 14-09-2020


$55.00
Halton Boys

ISBN: 9781911621942

Author: Sean Feast    Publisher: Grub Street

This is the story of Halton told through and by the boys who were there and who are still proud to be called ‘Trenchard Brats’. The RAF Halton Apprenticeshi...


This is the story of Halton told through and by the boys who were there and who are still proud to be called ‘Trenchard Brats’. The RAF Halton Apprenticeship Scheme has a deserved reputation for excellence. The brainchild of MRAF Hugh Trenchard, the founder of the Royal Air Force, it took the ‘traditional’ idea of an apprenticeship and interpreted it in a novel way. It allowed teenage boys from any social background or geography to learn a technical trade that would equip them for their future lives, within and beyond the RAF. It also gave the best an opportunity to become pilots and break into the once public-school-dominated officer class. Of the 50,000 boys trained as apprentices, seventeen won the Sword of Honour at Cranwell, and more than 1,200 were commissioned with 110 achieving Air Rank. Eighteen have been knighted, with well over 1,000 others being honoured at various levels of state. More than a hundred Halton Boys served as pilots in the Battle of Britain (and many more as airframe/engine fitters and armourers), including the mercurial Don Finlay, the former Olympic hurdler. Others like Gerry Blacklock and Pat Connolly flew bombers on perilous missions over Western Europe or took part in the famous ‘Dams’ Raid. Then there were the three men murdered for their part in the Great Escape, and those who battled and survived years as prisoners of the Japanese in the Far East. In the jet era, ex-apprentice Graham Hulse became an ‘ace’ in Korea, serving with an American fighter squadron, and Mike Hines went on to become OC 617 Squadron after having first flown operations during the Suez crisis. Others like Charles Owen became a pioneer commercial jet pilot, and Peter Goodwin had the misfortune of being captured in the first Gulf War and used as a human shield. Some forged successful careers beyond the RAF, like Lawrie Haynes, who was on the main board at Rolls-Royce and is now chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, and Eugene Borysuik – one of the many Polish apprentices trained at Halton, who enjoyed a successful career at GEC. And there were many others beyond air and ground crew including policemen, government officials and even bishops whose careers started with the Halton family.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 24-09-2020


Tags: August 2020   Military
$55.00
Sharks of the Air

ISBN: 9781612008929

Author: James Harvey    Publisher: Casemate

In July 1944 the Allies were stunned by the appearance of the Messerschmitt Me-262, the world's first operational jet warplane. This new German fighter was more...


In July 1944 the Allies were stunned by the appearance of the Messerschmitt Me-262, the world's first operational jet warplane. This new German fighter was more than 100mph faster than any other aircraft in the skies. Although always greatly outnumbered, the Me-262 gained scores of victories over Allied fighters and bombers, and by the end of the war, many of the Luftwaffe's greatest aces had clamored to be in their cockpits. No wonder military leaders believed that if it had been introduced earlier, this jet could have changed the outcome of the war. Sharks of the Air tells the story of Willy Messerschmitt's life, and shows how this aeronautical genius built many revolutionary airplanes - not excluding the Luftwaffe's mainstay, the Me-109 - and culminating in the Me-262. It describes how his various warplanes fought in Spain, Poland, France, Britain, the U.S.S.R., and over Germany, and it provides thrilling accounts of air battles drawn from combat reports and interviews with veterans. This book also shows how Messerschmitt - like other geniuses such as Porsche, vonBraun, and Speer - was affected by cutthroat Nazi politics, and describes his intense rivalries with other aircraft designers. It reveals aspects of his life never before made public, including his love affair with the beautiful Baroness Lilly Michel-Rolino, a rich aristocrat who left her husband to live with Willy. And finally it shows how in World War II Messerschmitt believed he was loyally supporting the Fatherland, until he realized too late that Hitler was a madman. Like many of the technical innovations of Nazi Germany in the war, production arrived too late in order to change the final outcome. If Messerschmitt had been given free rein from the start, however, Allied air superiority might never have occurred.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 408


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 15-08-2020


Tags: August 2020   Military   Transport
$55.00
Romans At War

ISBN: 9781612008851

Author: SImon Elliott    Publisher: Casemate

The Roman military machine was preeminent in the ancient world, projecting power across the known world over a vast chronology, and an increasingly huge and div...


The Roman military machine was preeminent in the ancient world, projecting power across the known world over a vast chronology, and an increasingly huge and diverse geography. One of the most powerful instruments of war in the history of conflict, it proved uniquely adept at learning from setbacks, always coming back the stronger for it. In so doing it displayed two of the most important traits associated with the world of Rome. Firstly grit, that key ability to remain steadfast and to overcome adversity even in the most challenging of circumstances, as faced for example by the Republic in the Second Punic War against Hannibal. Secondly, the ability to copy the successful technical and tactical innovations of their enemies, enabling the Roman military to always stay one step ahead of its opponents on campaign and in battle. In this grand tour, covering every aspect of the Roman military, leading expert Dr Simon Elliott first provides a detailed background to the Roman Republic and Empire to provide context for all that follows. He then looks specifically at the Roman military in its three key chronological phases: the Republic, the Principate Empire, and the Dominate Empire. Next he forensically examines specific instances of the Roman military on campaign and in battle, and of its engineering prowess. Finally, he investigates the many enemies faced by the Roman Republic and Empire. This all provides a firm structure to enable the reader to come to grips with this incredible military machine, one whose exploits still resonate in the world to this very day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 368


Dimensions: 203 x 254 mm


Publication Date: 15-09-2020


Tags: August 2020   History   Military
$85.00
Medieval Military Combat

ISBN: 9781612008875

Author: Tom Lewis    Publisher: Casemate

We don't know how medieval soldiers fought. Did they just walk forward in their armour, to smash each other with their maces and poleaxes, for hours on end, as ...


We don't know how medieval soldiers fought. Did they just walk forward in their armour, to smash each other with their maces and poleaxes, for hours on end, as depicted on film in programs such as Game of Thrones? They could not have done so. It is impossible to fight in such a manner for more than several minutes as exhaustion becomes a preventative factor. Indeed, we know more of how the Roman and Greek armies fought than we do of the 1300 to 1550 period. So how did medieval soldiers in the War of the Roses, and in the infantry sections of battles such as Agincourt and Towton, carry out their grim work? Medieval Military Combat shows, for the first time, the techniques of such battles. It also breaks new ground in establishing medieval battle numbers as highly exaggerated, and that we need to look again at the accounts of actions such as the famous Battle of Towton, which this work uses as a basic for its overall study.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 256


Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2020


Tags: August 2020   History   Military
$69.99
How Now?

ISBN: 9781913159207

Author: Roger Evans    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

Shropshire dairy farmer Roger Evans continues to delight his fans with his daily highlights from the farm and his views on everything from how to manage a happy...


Shropshire dairy farmer Roger Evans continues to delight his fans with his daily highlights from the farm and his views on everything from how to manage a happy milking herd to the state of the local wildlife and the views of the rural community in his local bar. Funny, topical and informative farmer's diary.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 138 x 216 mm


Publication Date: 03-09-2020


$34.99
Africa's Wild Dogs

ISBN: 9781913159191

Author: Jocelin Kagan    Publisher: Merlin Unwin Books

There are roughly 6,600 wild dogs left in Africa yet they have cast such a spell on top wildlife photographer and naturalist Jocelin Kagan that she is determine...


There are roughly 6,600 wild dogs left in Africa yet they have cast such a spell on top wildlife photographer and naturalist Jocelin Kagan that she is determined to help save them. If left to their own devices, they are more than capable of thriving, as this sumptuous photographic natural history shows. Jocelin has called in world experts to add their latest findings about these resourceful, graceful and highly skilled family groups. Nomadic predators whose territories range thousands of kilometres, they hunt co-operatively, preying on small herbivores. Non-confrontational, they form complex bonds as this book reveals. Now restricted to small populations and threatened by some shoot-to-kill policies, habitat fragmentation, diseases from domestic dogs, climate change and snares, as well as natural predation from hyenas and lions, Africa's wild dogs will be supported by all the royalties from this book.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 287 x 267 mm


Publication Date: 03-09-2020


$69.99
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