Some of the world's most famous maps, stretching back to a time when cartography was in its infancy and the 'edge of the world' was a barrier to exploration. The book includes details of how Lewis and Clark helped map the American West, and how the British mapped India and Australia. There are the beautifully engraved Dutch maps of the 16th century, the sinister Utopian maps of the Nazis, the maps that presaged brilliant military campaigns, charted the geology of a nation or divided a continent up between its European conquerors. The introduction is written by acclaimed cartographic historian Jeremy Black.
Designer and writer Mike Warren, creator of the popular Cut in Half YouTube channel, uses a high-pressure waterjet cutter to reveal the hidden workings of 58 everyday objects, from electronics to car parts and from seashells to sports equipment. With detailed photography from Jonothan Woodward,...
GCHQ, the top-secret intelligence and security agency, is opening up its archives of decades' worth of codes, puzzles and challenges for everyone to try. Over the years, their codebreakers have helped keep our country safe, from the Bletchley Park breakthroughs of WWII to the modern-day...
Meet the the rock lighthouses of Great Britain and Ireland. They form a ring of twenty towers built between 1811 and 1904, so-called because they were constructed on desolate rock formations in the middle of the sea. A beautifully lyrical exploration of these amazing structures...
A 50-page pad of Chopin Liszts! Printed with ruled lines and a part of the manuscript of Liszt's Hungarian March. 50 tear-off pagesmeasures 20.8 x 9.6 x 0.6 cm