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Ferran The Inside Story of El Bulli and the Man Who Reinvented Food

By: Andrews, Colman

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Gotham (Penguin): 2011

Seller ID: 009655


Ferran Adrià is arguably the greatest culinary revolutionary of our time. Hailed as a genius and a prophet by fellow chefs, worshipped (if often misunderstood) by critics and lay diners alike, Adrià is imitated and paid homage to in professional kitchens, and in more than a few private ones, all over the world. In his lively close-up portrait of Adrià, award-winning food writer Colman Andrews traces this groundbreaking chef 's rise from resort- hotel dishwasher to cu... View more info

General Engineering Workshop Practice A Guide To The Principles And Practice Of Workshop Procedure

By: Anon

Price: $18.00

Publisher: UK, Odhams Press Limited:

Seller ID: 011688


576pp with beautiful line art illustrations starting with a frontspiece depicting a worker busy on the bases of ack-ack shell cases. Blue cloth with a faded gilt titling on the spine & also blind stamped decoration. Book contains chapters on bench work, metals in engineering, the lathe, screw-cutting, machine tools, gears and gear cutting amongst others. Not dated but probably 40s early 50s. View more info

The Handbook Of Organic Husbandry

By: Blake, Francis

Price: $26.00

Publisher: The Crowood Press: 1987

Seller ID: 010149


Blake in The Handbook Of Organic Husbandry (1987) examines organic livestock production. He outlines the established standards for rearing cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and poultry. All three books discuss animal health and welfare issues and provide practical advice on disease control measures acceptable that comply to organic standards. 221 perfect pp. View more info

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Band of Brigands: The Extraordinary Story of the First Men in Tank

By: Campbell, Christy

Price: $18.00

Publisher: UK, Harper Perennial: 2008

Seller ID: 010903


479pp, 400g for post, 2 photo sections The dramatic story of the men who fought a new and terrifying kind of war amidst the carnage of the trenches in World War I: the British pioneer volunteers who were the first tank-men into battle. They fought in their stifling armoured boxes packed with petrol and explosives, aware that at any moment a shell-hit might incinerate them all. Christy Campbell has combed contemporary diaries and letters and later recollections to tell pr... View more info

Ideas That Changed the World

By: Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe

Price: $35.00

Publisher: UK, Dorling Kindersley: 2003

Seller ID: 011104


400 crisp white pp & approx 1.3kg packed for post - Authoritative, compelling and provocative; internationally respected historian Felipe Fernandez-Armesto introduces you to the key historical and philosophical notions that have shaped our world since the dawn of civilastion. Over 175 of the worldís most pivotal ideas are crystalised and clearly explained from cannibalism to zen, from time to the unconsciousness, from logic to chaos theory. The authorís wide-ranging a... View more info

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Jane's Tanks and Combat Vehicles Recognition Guide

By: Foss, Christopher

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Harper Collins: 2002

Seller ID: 010884


Faults? bumped corners. 496pp of reference & 800g packed for post. A fully illustrated encyclopaedia of all modern military vehicles in service today. Includes tanks, personnel carriers, reconnaissance vehicles; self-propelled guns and self-propelleled anti-aircraft systems. Technical data for over 200 vehicles, recognition features, line drawings, over 1000 photographs View more info

Panama Fever The Battle to Build the Canal

By: Parker, Matthew

Price: $24.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2007

Seller ID: 010932


Despite being ex-lib it looks as though it was only borrowed by one little old lady (& she wore white gloves!) 444 pp in jolly nice order, 800g for posting. "Panama Fever" traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of Panama, a scale of attrit... View more info

The Living Land

By: Pretty, Jules

Price: $27.00

Publisher: UK, Earthscan: 1998

Seller ID: 010657


A presentation of the case for returning life to the countryside, restoring the rural economy and putting agriculture on a sustainable footing. The Living Land sets out a new 'stakeholder' vision for rural regeneration in Europe. It integrates three themes: sustainable agriculture, localized food systems and rural community development. All three offer ways of rebuilding natural and social capital, and a large 'sustainability dividend' is waiting to be released from curr... View more info

Art Deco Tableware British Domestic Ceramics 1925 - 1939

By: Spours, Judy

Price: $45.00

Publisher: UK, Ward Lock: 1988

Edition: 1st

Seller ID: 010683


224pp of great style, approx 1.3kgs packed for post to you. Pages of crispy whiteness showcas this marvellous age of adventurous design - Designed for collectors and connoisseurs alike, this work on colourful and exuberant British Art Deco and novelty domestic ceramics from between the Wars concentrates on the output of British commercial and studio potteries during the era of Clarice Cliff and Susie Cooper. The production of some one hundred factories, including Wedgwo... View more info

The History Of British Motoring.A Chronicle Of Classic Cars And Bikes

By: Various

Price: $24.00

Publisher: UK, Abbeydale Press, Bookmart: 2007

Seller ID: 011553


382pp & 1.7kg to post. Matchless, Triumph, Ariel, Rudge, Douglas, Sunbeam, Vincent, BSA, Wolseley, Lagonda, Lanchester, Humberette & Bean. All these and more were/are part of the heritage of British roads. Aaaah, remember when you could look down the street & identify a car from a distance, and now it's almost a sure thing that we'll all be driving Googlemobils not Goggomobils. Re-live the good times with this informative well illustrated resource. Faults? well, oil stai... View more info

Citroen 2CV: The Complete Story

By: White, Matt

Price: $55.00

Publisher: UK, Crowood: 1999

Seller ID: 010865


192 pages as crisp & white as a baguette, 800g packed for post. How can you not love the little 2CV? Pierre Boulanger, the father of the 2CV, set a brief to his Chief Engineer, Maurice Broglie, for a new car to be codenamed "Becassine" (snipe) to be an "umbrella on wheels" to carry two farmers, along with 50kg. of potatoes or a small barrel of wine at a maximum speed of 60 km/hr. It must travel in good comfort over rough rural roads. Economy was to be a ... View more info

Speed in Style: The Origins and Development of the Grand Touring Car

By: Wood, Jonathon

Price: $26.00

Publisher: UK, Patrick Stevens: 1990

Seller ID: 010575


A shabby cover faults this fascinating look at our auto past. 208 crisp white pp, approx 750g packed for post to you. GT has an aura that emanates from a superlative pedigree of Grand Tourers with their origins in the sports coupe of the 1930s. Automobile historian Jonathan Wood sets out the story from that time into the post-war era which saw the birth of the saloon car/sports car concept of the GT as we know it. Then, in the Sixties came the arrival of the volume produ... View more info