Celts: The History and Legacy of One of the Oldest Cultures in Europe by Martin J Dougherty (Amber Books). Before the Vikings, before the Anglo-Saxons, before the Roman Empire, the Celts dominated central and western Europe. Celts reveals the truth behind the stories of the uncultured savages, naked warriors, druids and magic.
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No understanding of Chinese civilization is possible without a grasp of Taoism, the philosophy that has shaped not just Chinese spirituality but also art, science and politics. This short, wise but very humble book went on to influence on philosophy, religion and politics. In a compellingly simple rhetorical style the book addresses how to live a simple, peaceful and harmonious life, how to rid oneself of desires and free society of institutions that promote greed.
Each spread features a photograph or photomontage of an erring feline, such as squeezed into a fridge tucking into its contents, chewing its way through your wardrobe or in its element dressed as a cat burglar. Along with amusing text to accompany the image, there is also a paragraph on real-life cats caught in the act.
How The Brain Works takes the reader from the physiology of the brain through to its processes – such as what happens in the brain while we sleep – and on to traumas, diseases and psychological conditions. From learning about the blood vessels in the head to what goes wrong when someone has a stroke, from how alcohol affects the brain to diagnosing meningitis, from anorexia nervosa to post natal depression, How The Brain Works expertly explains the processes of the brain.
A selection of true canine stories, each spread featuring a photograph or photomontage of an erring canine, such as driving a car, sleeping on the job or doing time behind bars. Along with amusing text to accompany the image, there is also a paragraph on bizarre real-life bad dog stories.
Chinese Astrology is a beautifully illustrated guide with easy-to-use instructions to help you understand the fundamental ideas and determine the more advanced aspects: how does the year of your birth affect your personality? What elements are associated with your horoscope? What celebrities are the same Zodiac animal as you? Illustrated with more than 85 specially commissioned artworks, Chinese Astrology is the perfect guide to your inner and outer life.
BLOODY HISTORY OF LONDON by John Wright | Amber Books Ltd, 224pp. A history of London from ancient times to the present day, looking at the murders, scandals and excesses that helped shape the city.
What’s the longest bone in the human body? (The thigh bone – femur.) Which are the two bones of the lower leg? (Tibia and fibula.) Where would you find your patella? (It’s your kneecap.) Discover how the bones in your body are connected and how the joints work. From head to toe, elbow to ankle, How Your Skeleton Works expertly guides you through the different parts of the body.