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  • 2022 Guide to the Night Sky : A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Britain and Ireland

    2022 Guide to the Night Sky : A Month-by-Month Guide to Exploring the Skies Above Britain and Ireland

    £6.99
    The ideal gift for all amateur and seasoned astronomers.

    "This is a great guide to the night sky at a great price"Astronomy Now
    "A handy and straightforward guide ... attractive little booklet" British Astronomical Association's 'Journal'
    "an ideal Christmas stocking-filler" The Observatory

    From the Number One Astronomy publisher, the bestselling stargazing handbook to the planets, stars and constellations visible from the northern hemisphere.

    6 pages for each month covering January-December 2022. This practical guidebook is an easy introduction to astronomy and a useful reference for seasoned stargazers. Designed for Britain and Ireland but usable anywhere in the world between 40 DegreesN and 60 DegreesN, covering most of Europe, southern Canada and the northern United States.

    Advice on where to start looking and a map of dark sky sites to avoid light pollution. Charts for the circumpolar and seasonal constellations. Easy-to-use star charts for each month with descriptions of objects and events to look for in 2022.

    Positions of the moon, visible planets and eclipses. Includes a section on comets and a detailed map of the moon. Now in three editions: Britain and Ireland; North America; Southern Hemisphere.

    Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion, and approved by the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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  • Whittling Handbook

    Whittling Handbook

    £7.99
    This book is the perfect introduction to the simple, yet immensely pleasurable, craft of creating attractive objects with nothing more than a knife and a piece of timber. Whittling is an art form that can be as simple or as complex as you like. This delightful book guides the reader through the basics starting with straightforward projects such as a garden dibber and a paper knife, then progresses to more complex and intricate items such as a linked chain and a whistle.

    The tools you'll need, plus the basic techniques and how to perform them safely are all covered in a clear and easy-to-follow way. Projects include: Butter spreader, fork, cane toppers, backscratcher and dog-head stick handle.

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  • Bloom & Thrive : Essential Healing Herbs and Flowers (Now Age series)

    Bloom & Thrive : Essential Healing Herbs and Flowers (Now Age series)

    £8.99
    Worried about a big meeting? Can't sleep? Low on energy? Discover the powerful herbs and flowers that can help you to live your best life. Learn which herbs and flowers will aid calm, happiness, boost energy and how you can work simple natural remedies into your daily routine. This is a down-to-earth, expert introduction to the life-changing powers of nature's potent remedies from forager, herbalist and wild plant medicine teacher Brigit Anna McNeill.

    Bloom & Thrive : Essential Healing Herbs and Flowers (Now Age series)

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  • Night Sky Almanac 2022 : A Stargazer's Guide

    Night Sky Almanac 2022 : A Stargazer's Guide

    £9.99
    A beautiful gift for anyone interested in the night sky. Follow the progress of constellations throughout the seasons with this beautiful companion to the night sky from Astronomy experts Collins. With the aid of easy-to-understand monthly calendars and maps, you will chart the rhythm of the lunar phases, discover events that light up the sky for brief periods, and explore the rich tapestry of characters that adorn the starry canvas overhead.

    never miss a night sky event wherever you are in the world with this month-by-month guidego meteor spotting, track the phases of the moon and explore the constellationsworldwide coverage - with details for both the Northern and Southern hemispheresdiscover fascinating celestial facts and notable astronomical anniversaries Written and illustrated by astronomical experts, Storm Dunlop and Wil Tirion, and approved by the astronomers of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

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  • Sea Shanties : The Lyrics and History of Sailor Songs

    Sea Shanties : The Lyrics and History of Sailor Songs

    £9.99
    Pull up anchor, set sail and hit the open water with this wonderful collection of sea shanties and their fascinating history. People have been singing at sea since they first set sail and sea shanties still fascinate and entertain. Composed and performed by sailors to ensure the rhythmic operation of hauling and heaving tasks aboard huge merchant vessels, the songs also boosted camaraderie, positivity and motivation.

    Life at sea was harsh and relentless, and these songs brought some much-needed energy and humour. This bountiful book brings together over 50 of the best-loved ballads and their fascinating history, alongside stunning black and white illustrations. This is the perfect gift for anyone wanting to delve into the magical maritime world of 'Wellerman' and beyond.

    Sea Shanties : The Lyrics and History of Sailor Songs

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  • The Wild Handbook : Seasonal activities to help you reconnect with nature

    The Wild Handbook : Seasonal activities to help you reconnect with nature

    £12.99
    A beautiful, illustrated book full of ideas to get you back in touch with nature. Spending time in nature is scientifically proven to be good for us - the benefits are endless and it has the power to make us feel better both physically and emotionally. Organised by season, The Wild Handbook provides a thoughtful collection of activities to get you back in touch with nature and improve your physical and mental wellbeing.

    It's an antidote to the stresses of modern life - activities include stargazing, wild swimming, various seasonal crafts, forest bathing, foraging and filling your home with natural materials and air purifying plants. Whether you live in the middle of a city or out in the countryside, you'll find practical ideas to suit your lifestyle. Illustrated with atmospheric colour artwork, this beautiful gift book makes a wonderful present for the nature-seeker in all of us.

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  • The Book of Sea Shanties

    The Book of Sea Shanties

    £12.99
    An epic journey through sea shanties, high tides and seven seasFrom the international bestselling singer comes The Book of Sea Shanties. The world sang in harmony with Nathan Evans, the Glaswegian postie turned singer of sea shanties. Join him as he takes you through time and seafaring history to discover the true meaning of Wellerman, and who and what exactly was the Drunken Sailor?Featuring over 35 best loved shanties, Nathan will share the meaning behind each of his favourite shanties and show how they have shaped and inspired him.

    Beautifully illustrated throughout, it will also include original shanties and bonus content written exclusively for this book. Whether you're young or old, gather around and discover the riotous world of sea shanties

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  • Great British Folklore & Superstition Map

    Great British Folklore & Superstition Map

    £14.99
    Delve into the unrivalled mythology and folklore of Great Britain, land of ancient mystery, spooky spirits and legendary heroes. Discover the tall tales lurking everywhere in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales, from the Loch Ness Monster to the Mermaid of Zennor.

    Explore over 1,400 legendary locations including Britain’s top 50 most mythical places
    Put the magic back into British staycations with local legends, haunted spots, freaky festivals, weird witches and even alien encounters
    Take epic expeditions all mapped out for you, from paranormal pub crawls to magical mystery trails
    Features of the Great British Place Names Map:

    Fold-out map and reference guide showing all of Britain’s most magical, mythical and mysterious places on a single sheet
    Features Britain’s top 50 mythical locations, over 150 heroic local legends, over 500 haunted spots and more than 300 mysterious and magical places
    Plan your own exciting excursions and make notes on the reverse
    Designed and made in Great Britain and printed on FSC-certified mapping paper
    Other Great British maps include the Great British Adventure Map and the Great British History Map

    Great British Folklore & Superstition Map

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  • The Wild Cards : A 100 Postcard Box Set

    The Wild Cards : A 100 Postcard Box Set

    £14.99
    From the bestselling, prize-winning authors of beloved cult phenomena The Lost Words and The Lost Spells

    'Breathtaking and magical. Jackie Morris has created something that you could spend all day looking at' New Statesman
    'Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty' Observer

    Discover and share the wonders of the wild world as seen in The Lost Words and The Lost Spells... This collection of 100 postcards features artwork and words from two beloved modern classics, in which Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane celebrate the creatures, trees and plants of nearby nature, from Acorn to Wren, by way of Curlew and Kingfisher, Silver Birch and Snow Hare, Goldfinch and Gorse.

    The front of each card bears one of Morris's Greenaway Medal-winning paintings; on the reverse, you will find an accompanying quotation from one of the spell-poems in the Lost books, as well as an identification of the species shown on the card. The remaining space is left blank for you to fill in these wild cards with pen, pencil or paint - and then send them out into the world to make and renew connections.

    The Wild Cards : A 100 Postcard Box Set

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