January / February 2020 (88)

North American Aviation in the Jet Age

ISBN: 9780764358746

Author: John Fredrickson    Publisher: Schiffer Books

During the waning days of World War II, a frenzied race was underway in rubble-strewn Europe as US and Soviet forces sought to seize advanced German weapons tec...


During the waning days of World War II, a frenzied race was underway in rubble-strewn Europe as US and Soviet forces sought to seize advanced German weapons technology. Over the next quarter century the North American Aviation (NAA) would enhance these spoils of war into fearsome weapons in America’s arsenal. There’s the swept-wing F-86 Sabre jet fighter, which would go on to be the only Allied warplane to outmaneuver a Soviet MiG-15 over Korea. X-15 rocket planes carried humans to the boundaries of space, setting speed and altitude records that still hold today. The stories of these weapons and the engineers who nourished them is a fascinating look into postwar corporate history of the NAA and its impact on the United States’ aviation and space history.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$100.00
German Superheavy Panzer Projects of World War II

ISBN: 9780764358654

Author: Michael Frohlich    Publisher: Schiffer Books

Tank design bureaus first became involved in the development of very heavy tanks after WWI. In addition to the militaries of Germany and England, the Soviet Uni...


Tank design bureaus first became involved in the development of very heavy tanks after WWI. In addition to the militaries of Germany and England, the Soviet Union was also fascinated by these monsters. Behind it was the concept of transferring the heavy armament of naval warfare to land warfare. These superheavy vehicles were to move across the land the way battleships moved on the sea, and were to be capable of simultaneously defeating enemy forces from any direction. In this follow-up to his highly regarded work on the Panzerkampfwagen “Maus,” Michael Fröhlich turns his attention to the other superheavy Wehrmacht designs, such as the Grille 17, the Löwe VK 7001, the Räumer S, the Mörser Bär, the E-100 (successor to the Maus), and the 1,100-ton Urling armored howitzer. Fröhlich comprehensively describes their development, technology, and testing, and the eventual fate of those vehicles that were built or only projected. Many rare and never-before-published photographs and drawings of the vehicles complement this unique work.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 217 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 20-01-2020


$79.99
The Golden Rules of Positive Puppy Training

ISBN: 9781621871873

Author: Dr Jean Cuvelier    Publisher: Companion House

Whether you’ve had a puppy before, it’s been awhile, or you’re totally new to having a furry friend, A Puppy’s First Year will be your go-to guide that...


Whether you’ve had a puppy before, it’s been awhile, or you’re totally new to having a furry friend, A Puppy’s First Year will be your go-to guide that’s fun to read, visually adorable, and full of must-have information. Providing easy step-by-step instructions on training methods and how to best care for a puppy, this is an enjoyable read with tons of helpful tips and charming drawings and photographs to prepare you and your new puppy for a wonderful first year together!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 178 x 229 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$39.99
DUE > 31st Mar 2020
Know Your Cows

ISBN: 9781912158461

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Companion House

Did you know that Bad-Tempered Bradford Cattle are used for rodeos? Impress friends and relatives with interesting facts about 45 breeds of cattle, including th...


Did you know that Bad-Tempered Bradford Cattle are used for rodeos? Impress friends and relatives with interesting facts about 45 breeds of cattle, including their appearance, personality, history, breeding, milk-producing capabilities, and other fun facts. From the strong Ayrshire who produces ideal milk for ice cream, to the pampered Wagyu, whose beef is said to reduce cholesterol, this fascinating guide will turn both adults and children into cow enthusiasts.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$17.99
Know Your Chickens

ISBN: 9781912158478

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Companion House

Did you know that Barnvelder chickens are known for being lazy while Belgian D’Uccle chickens are known for being friendly? Impress friends and relatives with...


Did you know that Barnvelder chickens are known for being lazy while Belgian D’Uccle chickens are known for being friendly? Impress friends and relatives with interesting facts about more than 40 breeds of chickens from around the world, including their history, personality, egg-laying and flying abilities, and other fun facts. From knowing what chickens are considered the “French Poodles of the world” to which ones can fly the highest, learn all about these diverse – and sometimes rare – animals with this fascinating guide and Know Your Chickens! • Features over 40 popular breeds of chickens, each receiving its own full-page spread • Provides fun facts highlighting their characteristics, history, personality, capabilities, and more • Includes distinctive, high-quality photography of each breed • Its compact size makes it fun and easy to flip through for fast and interesting info


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$17.99
Know Your Horses

ISBN: 9781912158492

Author: Jack Byard    Publisher: Companion House

Do you know what breeds of horses are on the brink of extinction? Impress friends and relatives with interesting facts about more than 40 breeds of horses, hist...


Do you know what breeds of horses are on the brink of extinction? Impress friends and relatives with interesting facts about more than 40 breeds of horses, history, appearances, uses, roles in human history, and other fun facts. From working to racing horses and common to rare, learn all about these beautifully majestic animals with this fascinating guide and Know Your Horses!


Bind: paperback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 178 x 127 mm


Publication Date: 31-01-2020


$17.99
DUE > 31st Mar 2020
Off Script

ISBN: 9781635830484

Author: Kate Watson    Publisher: North Star Editions

Emma gets a Hollywood-tinged, feminist update in this funny and fierce retelling of Austen’s classic about a well-intentioned but tragically misguided matchma...


Emma gets a Hollywood-tinged, feminist update in this funny and fierce retelling of Austen’s classic about a well-intentioned but tragically misguided matchmaker. The summer after her first year of college, teen starlet Emma Crawford returns home to Manhattan to prepare for the role of a lifetime—and play career matchmaker to her friends. When Emma’s search for an assistant leads her to the wide-eyed Brittany Smith, Emma sees the big screen in the girl’s future. And because Emma knows best, she’s sure that steering Brittany onto the right path is all she needs to do to make her a star—even if Brittany doesn’t know it yet. Emma’s plans start to unravel, however, when professional soccer player Liam Price reenters her life. Not only is Liam her former best friend’s older brother, but he’s gorgeous, smart, and has no problem pointing out the (totally exaggerated) flaws in Emma’s plans. But as Emma comes in close contact with the darker side of Hollywood, she starts to question the glamorous world she’s always known and realizes her role in it needs to change—if she can find the courage to go off script.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 344


Dimensions: 134 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 21-01-2020


$34.99
DUE > 31st Mar 2020
Five-Minute Bedtime Tales

ISBN: 9781782700388

Publisher: Award Publications

This enchanting treasury of nine bedtime stories ensures that there's always time to share that precious moment with children, and to enjoy a bedtime story toge...


This enchanting treasury of nine bedtime stories ensures that there's always time to share that precious moment with children, and to enjoy a bedtime story together. With each wonderful tale no longer than five minutes, and fun and charming illustrations to accompany them, Five-Minute Bedtime Tales is the perfect and most magical way to end the day.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 96


Dimensions: 195 x 260 mm


Publication Date: 01-12-2019


$19.99
Its A Great Big Colourful World

ISBN: 9783791374369

Author: Tom Schamp    Publisher: Prestel Publishing

One winter morning, Otto the cat looks out the window and sighs, "Why is everything so grey today?" Luckily his friend Leon the chameleon is around to show him ...


One winter morning, Otto the cat looks out the window and sighs, "Why is everything so grey today?" Luckily his friend Leon the chameleon is around to show him just how many colours there are in the world. In these exciting and funny spreads filled to the brim with brilliantly illustrated objects, Leon and Otto identify people, places, and things of every hue. On pages dedicated to infinite shades of a single colour, Tom Schamp's brilliant drawings play with perspective and unexpected pairings. An enormous Bengal tiger lords over an orange-tinted world, while a giant blue whale dwarfs elephants, pairs of jeans, and police officers. Throughout, cleverly inserted puns and allusions will elicit plenty of laughs from parents and children alike. Parents will enjoy the numerous ways colour is depicted and kids will spend hours looking for their friends Otto and Leon as they traverse the busy pages. Best of all, this delightful adventure comes to a perfect end when all the colours come together in one beautiful, joyful rainbow of fun.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 48


Dimensions: 280 x 340 mm


Publication Date: 28-02-2020


$45.00
The World of Whales

ISBN: 9783899558302

Author: Darcy Dobell    Publisher: Gestalten

Dive into an exploration of these majestic mammals, one of the most fascinating animal species on the planet. You already know that whales aren't fish, but mamm...


Dive into an exploration of these majestic mammals, one of the most fascinating animal species on the planet. You already know that whales aren't fish, but mammals who need to breath and hold their breath under water, just like us humans? And that the blue whale grows to be longer than three buses? In The World of Whales we explore many interesting facts about these fantastic animals, looking at the habits and characteristics that make the multiple species of this family so special. From the stealthy orcas that traverse the seas, to the beautiful songs of humpbacks and the booming calls of the blue whales, we immerse ourselves in the lives of these grandiose swimmers. Join our subaquatic expedition to follow agile fins and flukes, learn about their routines, and marvel as these marine giants breach the ocean's surface.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 74


Dimensions: 240 x 280 mm


Publication Date: 24-01-2020


$49.99
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