Pebble spotting - a simple pleasure. This is charming, knowledgeable and witty guide to everything you didn't know there was to know about pebbles. The author Clarence Ellis ruminates on what a pebble actually is, before describing how they are formed, advising on the best pebble-spotting grounds in the UK, helping to identify individual stones, and giving tips on the necessary kit. From cherts from your schists, onyx to agate, understanding the humble pebble makes a trip to the beach, lake-side or river bank simply that little bit more fascinating. First published in 1954, this beautiful reissue includes an illuminating foreword by Robert Macfarlane. Not illustrated.
Paperback book, 240 pages.
Measures 13.5 x 19.8 cm.
This book is a comprehensive, accessible, illustrated exploration of the fascinating science of colour. Organized by 50 of the most essential questions about color across a variety of fields (physics, chemistry, biology, technology, and psychology) Arielle and Joann Eckstut examine how and why we see colour,...
A special edition of the Haynes Apollo 13 Manual, to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of the Moon mission April 1970 which very nearly ended in catastrophe. The special edition includes an expanded look at what was learned from the investigation, and how these lessons...
Alan Turing designed some of the earliest computers and was pivotal in the cracking of the Enigma code used by the German Navy. Tragically, his accomplishments were never fully recognised during his lifetime due to his homosexuality, then a crime in the UK. In 1952 he...
This fascinating full colour 550-piece puzzle beautifully illustrates each and every one of the elements in the Periodic Table. Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry. Box measures 27.9 x 33 x 5.1 cm