Put on your running shoes – it’s time to hit the road, the trails and the great outdoors. In this comprehensive runner’s companion, you’ll find 50 of the world’s greatest running routes – from short city runs and must-do marathons to cross-country trails and challenging ultras – plus a further 150 courses around the globe to satisfy runners of all abilities.
Organised by continent, Lonely Planet’s Epic Runs of the World takes runners past giraffes, zebras and rhinos in Africa, along courses the length of Vancouver’s Stanley Park Seawall in the Americas, offers spectacular views of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak in Asia and jogs along Rome’s Tiber River in Europe, while inviting athletes to push themselves to the limit in Oceania’s Blue Mountains Ultra.
Oaky, smoky, young or old, whisky is a versatile and highly spirited spirit that has been the backbone of the classic cocktail since the old-fashioned was new.
From the highlands of Scotland to Bourbon county, Kentucky, whisky distilleries have spread across the world, and today there are multitudes of styles and flavours to complement any manner of mixer.
This beautifully illustrated book will introduce you to the wider world of malts, and showcase the true potential of whisky and bourbon. In Whisky Made Me Do It, award-winning mixologist and Certified Specialist of Spirits, Lance Mayhew explains everything you need to know: how to choose the right type, mix the ultimate Manhattan and find the perfect cocktail for any occasion. From grown-up scotch and sodas, celebratory mint juleps, or playful picklebacks, there are recipes here for any mood, any event, and any whisky-drinker.
Let's hear it for the Australian women who have shaped our history and are expanding our future! Shout-outs to 50 awesome Australian women with easy-to-read biographies of their incredible achievements.
From Cathy Freeman to Turia Pitt, Edith Cowan to Julia Gillard, Mum Shirl to Vali Myers, plus rally car drivers, molecular biologists and more, this book is a celebration of women in all fields, from all walks of life, and from Australia’s past and present.
Brought to life by colourful illustrations from female artists, Shout Out to the Girls is the ultimate inspirational read for young and old. All royalties from sales of this book go to The Smith Family.
Fresh flowers are great – everyone loves receiving them. But inevitably they’re already on the way out the door (and into the bin!) by the time they arrive. Plants – living, breathing, life sustaining plants – are where it’s at! Sydney-based authors Lauren Camilleri and Sophia Kaplan really want you to fall in love with indoor gardening and growing as much as they do.
Leaf Supply profiles and provides comprehensive (but easy to follow) care instructions for 100 houseplants – including tropical plants, palms, hanging plants, succulents, cacti, and more unusual varieties such as airplants and carnivorous plants – ensuring you learn and grow as your plant grows. But much more than a plant guide, Leaf Supply also gives interior styling advice on choosing the rights pots for your plants – both aesthetically and practically – as well as best utilising your space, and making the most of your indoor greenery, as well as advice on pet-friendly (as well as harmful) plants for your home.
The book also profiles 10 tastemakers from creative fields who have integrated indoor greenery into their homes and workplaces – to give the reader a real insight into how plants can be used in everyday life. This is a comprehensive guide for any budding greenthumb interested in greening their apartment or inside their home.
Dexter the kitten and his grandpa both love trains. Join them as they travel on every kind of train imaginable, from steam trains and sleepers to the Zebra Express, and learn all about how the railway works along the way. Dexter even gets to help Grandpa drive the Seaside Special! With so many witty, humorous details to explore, children will love this brand-new addition to Sharon Rentta's internationally award-winning A Day With The Animal... series.
Broadsheet Melbourne Food is the definitive guide to Melbourne's best produce and where to get it, from the city's most authoritative source. After the huge success of Broadsheet's 2015 Cookbook, Broadsheet Melbourne Food includes more than 100 specialty stores and retailers, plus insider tips from chefs and experts on what to buy and how to use it.
From the city's incredible markets, to its greatest bakeries, bottle shops, butchers and cheesemongers, Broadsheet Melbourne Food is a vital resource for both the home cook and entertainer, as well as anyone who just likes good cheese, a great croissant, and fine wine.
Does a city sleep at night? Is the rainforest as lively as it is during the day after the sun goes down? Featuring two remarkable panoramic play scenes, Day & Night invites readers to learn about life in varying locations at distinctive points of a day, and challenges them to find specific things in a sea of amusing things. Spot how the world runs in daylight hours and a dozen others that take place when we go asleep. Who would camouflage themselves in the woods under broad daylight and who wake at night? The first two editions of Day & Night take you on an epic 24-hour adventure run through the world.
For indoor gardeners everywhere, Darryl Cheng offers a new way to grow healthy house plants. He teaches the art of understanding a plant's needs and giving it a home with the right balance of light, water, and nutrients.
After reading Cheng, the indoor gardener will be far less the passive follower of rules for the care of each species and much more the confident, active grower, relying on observation and insight. And in the process, the plant owner becomes a plant lover, bonded to these beautiful living things by a simple love and appreciation of nature.
The House Plant Journal Handbook covers all of the basics of growing house plants, from finding the right light, to everyday care like watering and fertilizing, to containers, to recommended species. Cheng's friendly tone, personal stories, and accessible photographs fill his book with the same generous spirit that has made @houseplantjournal, his Instagram account, a popular source of advice and inspiration for thousands of indoor gardeners.
Can you tell a hare from a rabbit? What’s the difference between a llama and an alpaca? Which has two humps – the Bactrian camel or the dromedary?
In this animal matching game with a twist, the goal is to match 25 pairs of animals that look almost the same but that tend to be confused. Includes a fascinating booklet by a zoologist explaining the differences between the animals.
For centuries, plants have transformed interiors. Today house plants are once again experiencing a revival. Author Bree Claffey of Mr Kitly journeys into the worlds of fellow plant lovers to explore the enduring attraction of house plants.
From the ever-reliable Peace lily and beguiling Fiddle leaf fig to the elusive Chinese money plant, house plants are showcased in all their weird and wonderful forms.
More than good-looking props, plants are living growing things rooted in community and creativity and as this book celebrates, house plants are a way of life.
Who Am I? A Name Game of Hollywood Stars Knowledge Cards
"Lights! Camera! Alias!" If you want to be a star, get yourself a proper name. Would Frances Ethel Gumm and Joe Yule Jr. have risen to the pinnacle of Hollywood stardom without changing their names? Would Woody Allen have won three Oscars if he had kept his given name? Maybe. But Hollywood wisdom decrees that actors and directors take on snappy, easily managed names.
Who Am I? A Name Game of Hollywood Stars is both educational and fun. On the front of each card are the birth name of a well-known actor and a clue or two to help with identification; on the back are the screen name and a biographical sketch. You can use the 48 cards to improve your knowledge or to challenge friends to a contest.
Deck size: 3 1/4 x 4 inches. Written by Jeff Burkhart.
101 Things to do to Become a Superhero (Or Evil Genius)
Inside this book is everything you need to transform yourself from mere mortal into exciting, dynamic total superhero material. Make things, learn amazing tricks and be inspired by genius ideas in order to complete the transition from ordinary person to object of worship and admiration, or fear.
In her room, one little girl can be anything she wants to be and go anywhere she wishes to go, all with the power of her imagination (and paper, markers, and crayons, of course!). She can go on safari or sail the seven seas. She can be a doctor, teacher, or high-powered businesswoman. The sky's the limit! And when the day is over, she can become a little girl again, safe in her room.
Like the classic Where the Wild Things Are, this latest addition to the Growing Hearts series celebrates imagination as a means to try on different identities and work through difficult emotions, all while having fun. The Growing Hearts series celebrates the milestones of a toddler's emotional development, from conquering fears and expressing feelings to welcoming a new sibling.
Written by Jo Witek Illustrated by Christine Roussey
A brilliantly funny guide to Australia's legends and icons from one of our best-known satirists. Strayapedia is the certified true dinkum, 100% Australian made, albeit foreign owned, answer to Wikipedia. Except it's run by one person, like Wikileaks, and also operates for legal reasons from the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
Conveniently omitting all areas not relating to Australia, Strayapedia provides essential alternative facts about Tony Abbott, the ABC, AC/DC,the Akubra, Canberra, cask wine, Kylie Minogue, Bob Hawke, Hey Hey It's Saturday, Ned Kelly, koalas and Shane Warne, among many other indispensable topics. For anyone seeking to pass a citizenship test, or win a trivia night MCed by Cory Bernardi, Strayapedia is as valuable as a tiny apartment in Sydney. Patriotically basted in the goon-filled trough of Australian values. It's as quintessentially Strayan as bowling your final over underarm, not asking awkward questions about the contents of your meat pie, and naming a swimming pool after Harold Holt.
Tequila and mezcal are tipped to be the hot spirits of the year, and Tequila Made Me Do It offers everything you need to create 60 tantalising cocktails right at home.
Following the best-selling Prosecco Made Me Do It and Gin Made Me Do It, this enchantingly illustrated book will introduce you to the incredible world of agave-based cocktails, and showcase the true potential of spicy tequila and smoky mezcal. From the classic margarita and its hibiscus, Cadillac, and tamarind brethren, to a wide range of smoky, citrusy, and delectable cocktails, such as the Oaxacan Dead and Levitation, the recipes in this book are fun to create – and even more fun to drink!
These 60 delicious cocktail recipes are illustrated with bright and beautiful original artwork by Ruby Taylor, in a book that makes a lovely gift for your friends – or yourself!
Are you smart enough to dodge a telemarketer yet clueless as to how to chop a clove of garlic? Are you clever enough to know how to forward an email but don’t know the difference between boiling and baking? Ingenious enough to operate nail clippers but not sure what a whisk is? If you are basically competent, then Jessica Seinfeld’s new book The Can’t Cook Book is for you.
If you find cooking scary or stressful or just boring, Jessica has a calm, confidence-building approach to cooking, even for those who’ve never read a recipe or used an oven. Jessica explains how to prepare deliciously simple food—from Caesar salad, rice pilaf, and roasted asparagus to lemon salmon, roast chicken, and pasta with clams. Each recipe explains upfront what the challenge will be and then shows exactly how to overcome any hurdles in easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions
Wild inspiration and modern arrangements by Swallows and Damsons florist Anna Potter, with beautiful photography by India Hobson. Blousy blooms, speckled branches, rich foliage and delicate petals; nature has the power to inspire and energise, calm and soothe, focus and still. Anna has harnessed this magic with 26 tailor-made combinations of flowers to bring a floral boost to your home, no matter what your mood. With easy-to-find seasonal blooms, found items such as twigs and dried fruit, and any assortment of containers, discover how simple it is to bring a little bit of nature's mystery into the everyday.
With stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, this empowering series celebrates the important life stories of wonderful women of the world. From designers and artists to scientists, all of them went on to achieve incredible things, yet all of them began life as a little child with a dream. These books make the lives of these role models accessible for children, providing a powerful message to inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world!
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