- Life: an Unauthorised Biography
A magisterial exploration of the natural history of the first four thousand million years of life on and in the earth, by one of Britain's most dazzling science writers. What do any of us know about the history of our planet before the arrival of man? Most of us have a dim impression of a swirling mass of dust solidifying to form a volcanic globe, briefly populated by dinosaurs, then by woolly mammoths and finally by our own hairy ancestors. This book, aimed at the curious and intelligent but perhaps mildly uninformed reader, brilliantly dispels such lingering notions forever. At the end of the book we understand the complexity of the history of life on earth, and the complexity of how it has come to be understood, as, perhaps, from no other single volume. The result is enthralling.
- A Day in the Life of the NHL
To some, March 23, 1996, may have just been another Saturday, but for 26 National Hockey League teams, more than 600 professional hockey players, countless men and women behind the scenes and millions of fans, March 23 will be forever remembered as A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League.
During the heat of pre-playoff competition, 80 of the world's best sports and lifestyle photographers set out to create images depicting the thrill and excitement of the National Hockey League. Beginning at 12 a.m., these renowned photographers sought out the essence and spirit of "the Coolest Game on Earth," not only through the players but also through the fans, officials, families, media, past NHLers and the countless others for whom NHL hockey is more than just a game. They captured the mounting excitement as the ice was prepped, the sticks taped, the microphones checked and as 18 teams prepared both mentally and physically for nine games across North America: They also covered the eight other teams as they traveled, practiced and prepared for their games in days ahead. The resulting visual celebration, with over 300 photographs created both on and off the ice, presents a never-before-seen look at A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League.
In addition to dramatic photographs of game action, A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League features candid portraits of some of hockey's current superstars, including Wayne Gretzky, Pavel Bure, Brett Hull and Mario Lemieux.
Also featured are coaches, such as Mike Keenan and Scotty Bowman, former hockey greats such as Denis Potvin and Henri Richard as well as a look into the NHL offices as they prepare for A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League. These captivating photographs are accompanied by essays written by some of North America's foremost sports writers. With a foreword by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman, A Day in the Life of: The National Hockey League is a tribute to NHL hockey throughout North America, both in words and pictures.
- Holy Bible: King James Version. (Revised)
With an attractive new slipcase and binding, this pocket-sized white Bible is an ideal gift for any special occasion, including confirmation, weddings or first communion.
- Drawing For Beginners: A Step-by-step Guide To Successful Drawing
This bumper gift book for beginners is full of practical advice and step-by-step exercises on drawing a wide range of popular subjects - wildlife, people, the countryside and buildings.
Drawing for Beginners covers all the essential aspects of drawing, starting with advice on the various drawing media - from pencils and pens to charcoal, pastel, pen and wash, and conte - and explaining how they can be used to achieve different effects. Other sections look at topics such as proportion, composition, light, tone and texture. All the techniques are very clearly and simply described, providing an ideal introduction to drawing for the complete beginner.
- Test Your Cat: The Cat Iq Test
The perfect gift book for cat lovers everywhere, showing how to measure your cat s intelligence in a series of easy and fun tests.
How clever is your cat? Can your cat:
Make sounds upon request?
Predict a change in the weather?
Or is your cat the type who
Falls of ledges while sleeping?
Continually runs into walls or doors?
You can find out how smart your cat really is by giving him or her the Cat IQ Test a simple, four-part intelligence test. By observation and by using everyday household items, you will be able to measure your cat s co-ordination, communication, social and reasoning powers.
Suggestions on how to improve your cat s IQ.
Comparative scores of other cats by age, sex and type.
A Certificate of Merit to be filled in and proudly displayed on completion of the Cat IQ Test.