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Fully revised and updated, and with a bright new design, Guinness World Records 2022 provides a fascinating snapshot of our world today.  Expect that unique mix of remarkable humans, talented pets, incredible vehicles and impressive sporting legends.  What you’ll find in our 10 record-packed chapters:  • Environmental champions – the eco-warriors fighting to make our planet a better place  • Wonders of the natural world, from the most intelligent creatures to the deadliest plants • The tallest and shortest… Our record scouts have measured a host of the world’s loftiest and diminutive humans  • Pop Culture icons – we reveal the world’s most successful movie franchises, videogames, toys and brands • Young Achievers – meet the under -16 influencers, entrepreneurs and entertainers who are taking positive steps to change the world • Sporting heroes – we review the biggest sporting achievements of the year and put them in context alongside the greatest athletes of all time Look out for bonus features including free Augmented Reality dinosaurs that come to life straight off the page; more inductees into the Guinness World Records Hall of Fame, including Sir David Attenborough, astronaut Peggy Whitson and K-Pop sensations BTS; and “Virtual Visits” that take you on a journey to some of the most fascinating and record-packed visitor attractions, museums, art galleries and parks – all without leaving your bedroom! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781913484118 • Author: Guinness World Records  • Publisher: Guinness World Records Limited • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 30.3 x 22.6 x 1.8 cm

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Discover the fantastic world of Charlie's four unlikely friends and enjoy their story of the most important life lessons. Shared thousands of times online and recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos, delve into the conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse. This is Charlie's first book of his most-loved illustrations. 'Feeling a little blue? Meet the new Winnie the Pooh.' - The Daily Mail. 'Love, friendship and kindness - this book speaks a universal language.' - Bear Grylls. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781529105100• Author: Charlie Mackesy• Publisher: Penguin Books• Format: Hardback• Pages: 128• Dimensions: 22.5 x 17.5 x 2.5cm

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From one of Britain's best-loved comedians comes this wonderfully funny, sharp and touching memoir and a celebration of the bond between man and dog - an autobidography, if you will. The Lick of Love takes us on a tour of Julian's colourful life - and wherever life has taken him, Julian has had a dog by his side. Fanny the Wonder Dog propelled him up the ranks of the alternative comedy circuit and onto television. Valerie, the whippet cross-breed escorted Julian through his forties, the Germaine Greer to his Bernard Manning. Albert was sent to acclimatise Julian to middle age and helped him get his now husband, before being joined by naughty but nice Gigi. These canine characters have been there, bearing witness, on and off stage. Ultimately, The Lick of Love is the story of a fascinating life and a love letter to the dogs that have played a loving and near constant part of it. Told with humour and great honesty, this promises to be one of the best memoirs of the year. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781529412505 • Author: Julian Clary • Publisher: Quercus • Format: Hardback • Pages: 304 • Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.6 x 3.2 cm

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Did you know that you can grow a beautiful houseplant from an avocado seed? Or regrow lettuce in a matter of weeks? And create a windowsill of delicious herbs from cuttings? You don't need a complicated toolkit to start sowing; just spades of enthusiasm and any spare containers you have lying around your home. As your windowsills begin to burst with greenery, you will reap the health benefits too - from anti-oxidants to air purifiers, as well as plants which aid good sleep, your plants will transform every aspect of your lifestyle. This book will teach you the basics of growing fruit, vegetables, herbs, and the very best indoor flowers, as well as tips and tricks to reuse your food scraps and reduce your waste as you experiment with seeds. So, just pick up a pot and start sowing your own! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789291957 • Author: Annie Davidson • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Hardback • Pages: 176 • Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 1.75 cm

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A new, fully updated narrative edition of David Attenborough’s seminal biography of our world, The Living Planet. Nowhere on our planet is devoid of life. Plants and animals thrive or survive within every extreme of climate and habitat that it offers. Single species, and often whole communities adapt to make the most of ice cap and tundra, forest and plain, desert, ocean and volcano.  In The Living Planet, David Attenborough’s searching eye, unfailing curiosity and infectious enthusiasm explain and illuminate the intricate lives of the these colonies, from the lonely heights of the Himalayas to the wild creatures that have established themselves in the most recent of environments, the city.  In this new edition, the author, with the help of zoologist Matthew Cobb, has added all the most up-to-date discoveries of ecology and biology, as well as a full-colour 64-page photography section. He also addresses the urgent issues facing our living planet: climate change, pollution and mass extinction of species. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780008477820 • Author: David Attenborough • Publisher: William Collins • Format: Hardback • Pages: 338 • Dimensions: 24 x 15.9 x 3.2 cm

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A celebration of the natural year, Matt Baker takes us on a journey through the seasons, his life on the farm and how the power and beauty of the countryside has made him who he is. Away from the bright lights of hosting our favourite television programmes, Countryfile, The One Show, Blue Peter and many more, he is often in the company of his family, dogs, array of sheep, Mediterranean miniature donkeys and a whole host of wildlife in the farm's ancient woodland. Now, following the ever-changing seasons, Matt takes us on a journey with his family on the farm. We see woodland animals emerge after a long winter of hibernation, hear the dawn chorus in the height of summer and see the preparations unfold for the harsh and wild winter months. Peppered with hand drawn sketches, unforgettable moments from his TV career and stories of a landscape you'll fall in love with, Matt offers readers a touching insight into life on the farm, and how the power and beauty of the countryside can be an inspiration and source of joy for all of us. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241542736 • Author: Matt Baker • Publisher: Michael Joseph • Format: Hardback • Pages: 336 • Dimensions: 24 x 15.6 x 4 cm

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It has been 30 years since Noel Fitzpatrick graduated as a veterinary surgeon, and that 22-year-old from Ballyfin, Ireland, is now one of the leading veterinary surgeons in the world. Noel has treated thousands of animals - many of whom were thought to be beyond help - animals that have changed his life, and the lives of those around them, for the better. In How Animals Saved My Life, Noel shares the moving and often funny stories of the animals he's treated and the unique 'animal people' he has met along the way. He reflects on the valuable lessons of Integrity, Care, Love and Hope that they have taught him - lessons that have sustained him through the unbelievable highs and crushing lows of a profession where lives are quite literally at stake. As Noel explores what makes us connect with animals so deeply, we meet Peanut, the world's first cat with two front bionic limbs; eight-year-old therapy dachschund Olive; Odin, a gorgeous five-year-old Dobermann, who would prove to be one of Noel's most challenging cases - and of course his beloved companions Ricochet, the Maine Coon, and Keira, the scruffy Border terrier who is always by his side. Product Information: • ISBN: 9781409183815 • Author: Professor Noel Fitzpatrick • Publisher: Trapeze • Format: Paperback • Pages: 448 • Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3.8 cm

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The Puppy Training Guide you've been waiting for! My name's Steve Mann and I've been a professional dog trainer and behaviourist for over 30 years. As founder of the Institute of Modern Dog Trainers, I've helped transform the lives of over 100,000 dogs and their families - and now I want to help you, too! Whether you're living with a brand-new puppy, an adult dog or rescue dog, my methods will give you everything you need to know. Product Information:• ISBN: 9781788701600• Author: Steve Mann• Publisher: Blink Publishing• Format: Paperback• Pages: 264• Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.5 x 2cm

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Just days after Raynor learns that Moth, her husband of 32 years, is terminally ill, their home is taken away and they lose their livelihood. With nothing left and little time, they make the brave and impulsive decision to walk the 630 miles of the sea-swept South West Coast Path, from Somerset to Dorset, via Devon and Cornwall. Carrying only the essentials for survival on their backs, they live wild in the ancient, weathered landscape of cliffs, sea and sky. Yet through every step, every encounter and every test along the way, their walk becomes a remarkable journey. The Salt Path is an honest and life-affirming true story of coming to terms with grief and the healing power of the natural world. Ultimately, it is a portrayal of home, and how it can be lost, rebuilt and rediscovered in the most unexpected ways. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241506608 • Author: Raynor Winn • Publisher: Penguin • Format: Paperback • Pages: 288 • Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.8cm

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A delightful colouring-in book for anyone with a love of butterflies. The perfect gift for natural history-lovers and budding artists alike, 45 colour reference images are shown alongside clear line drawings ready for the addition of colour. The exquisite colour reference illustrations are from The Naturalist's Library, a hugely popular Victorian series edited by the Scottish naturalist, Sir William Jardine (1800-1874). Product Information: ISBN: 9781789502701 Author: Peter Gray Publisher: Arcturus Format: Paperback Pages: 96 Dimensions: 28 x 22.5 x 1cm

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Discover the fascinating world of plants with this beautiful pocket-sized colouring book of the stunning artworks of Curtis's Botanical Magazine! Enjoy more than 50 original plant illustrations for you to bring to life with a splash of colour and choose what kind of gorgeous garden you desire. Product Information: ISBN: 9781789501636 Author: Arcturus Publisher: Arcturus Format: Paperback Pages: 55 Dimensions: 19 x 13.5 x 1cm

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The Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew have been collecting and conserving plants for nearly 260 years. This delightful collection of puzzles draws on the plants in their collection to make fascinating and educational wordsearches, all beautifully adorned with floral images. Product Information: ISBN: 9781838573539 Author: Eric Saunders Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Format: Paperback Pages: 160 Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.3 x 1cm

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Use the power of the humble house plant to combat the stresses of modern life! Succulents and indoor house plants may seem extra trendy right now, but these plants have more benefits than simply looking beautiful. Drawing on ground-breaking research, this book profiles the best air-purifying plants you can put in your home to reduce pollutant gases, particulates, and volatile compounds. Discover how these indoor plants can actively clean the air and improve your mental health through their colours, scent, habit, and nurturing needs. The ideal gift for your green-fingered friends, My House Plant Changed My Life is perfect for urbanites with little or no outdoor space who want to increase the amount of greenery in their life. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241458518 • Author: David Domoney • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 144 • Dimensions: 19.9 x 15.6 x 1.8 cm

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Birdwatching is among the most popular hobbies in Britain, and one that can be done on your doorstep. RSPB Pocket Garden Birdwatch contains expert advice on how to provide water, food, and nesting sites to create a bird-friendly environment. It also reveals essential tips on observing birds, including the basic equipment needed. The indispensable book profiles the top 40 British garden birds, each illustrated with in-situ photography to make identification easy. Practical projects include making and siting a nest box, and how to design a bird-friendly garden, including choosing plants to attract particular species. The book also gives information about seasonal changes in bird behaviour, and a helpful size-comparison gallery for the species profiled in the book makes identification easy. Product Information: ISBN: 9780241412718 Author: Mark Ward Publisher: DK Format: Paperback Pages: 128 Dimensions: 19.1 x 10.1 x 0.9cm

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Keen on starting your own garden or looking for gardening tips to improve your existing gardening skills? Whatever your level of expertise, you'll find everything you need to know in this easy-to-follow gardening guide. From bulbs to borders, weeds to watering, pick up gardening techniques, practical basics, and simple skills which will have your garden blooming. Master the essentials of gardening through step-by-step advice, tips and techniques. Share in the delight of gardening with this guide. You'll quickly become engrossed in the fun, rewarding gardening experience and the sense of accomplishment when you see your shrubs grow or eat vegetables that you've planted. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241459768 • Author: DK • Publisher: DK • Format: Paperback • Pages: 352 • Dimensions: 24 x 20.1 x 3.2 cm

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An accessible and succinct account of the story of Europe from its ancient foundations to the twenty-first century, The History of Europe in Bite-sized Chunks details the events, personalities, ideas and disasters that have shaped our continent. It begins with the first ancient culture to emerge in Europe: the Minoans. It then proceeds chronologically to the present day, taking in not just significant historical events but also overarching social, technological and cultural trends and their impact. Throughout the book there are mini-biographies of notable individuals (such as Julius Caesar, Catherine the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte) who have been most significant in European history. It is also packed with amazing facts, details and maps that will give the reader a vivid understanding of Europe's past. With the prospect of Brexit looming in Spring 2019, there is no better time to get a handle on European history! Product Information: • ISBN: 9781789294163 • Author: Jacob F. Field • Publisher: Michael O'Mara • Format: Paperback • Pages: 192 • Dimensions: 19.69 x 12.7 x 2.03 cm

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An indispensible book for puppy owners, or would-be owners, who want to know how to bring their puppy up to be a happy, well-behaved and friendly adult dog. Gwen Bailey's bestselling puppy care guide has helped hundreds of thousands of owners throughout the world raise a problem-free dog. Now updated with the latest findings in canine behaviour and a completely new user-friendly design, this revised edition will teach you how to raise a problem-free dog. From housetraining to playing games, it will show you how to teach your dog good manners and build his confidence with the world around him. There are step-by-step training and socialization plans as well as a guide to understanding and preventing biting, chewing and other problems. If you want your puppy to develop into a happy, well-behaved and friendly adult dog, you cannot afford to be without this book. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780600617228 • Author: Gwen Bailey • Publisher: Hamlyn • Format: Paperback • Pages: 208 • Dimensions: 25.2 x 16 x 1.5 cm

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If the desire to start a garden has been planted in your heart, then this essential guide is a wonderful companion to accompany you on your new adventure! If you're not sure of the first steps to take, this handbook takes the anxiety out of plotting and planting and equips you with all the know-how and confidence you need to get digging into your garden. Creating a garden that you can enjoy and keep looking beautiful all year round is easier than you think!With the expertise of the Royal Horticultural Society, you'll find simple step-by-step instructions, with clear images to help you create your dream garden, no matter the size and scale. Get to know your garden and choose plants that will grow well in particular soil types and conditions year after year. From growing root crop to cutting back ivy, this book gives you lots of simple garden ideas and projects that you can do yourself. Even if you've never sowed a seed or pulled a weed, RHS How to Garden When You're New To Gardening contains everything you need to kickstart your new outdoor hobby! This refreshingly accessible book is perfect for the novice gardener who wants to make the most of whatever garden they have. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780241336656 • Author: The Royal Horticultural Society • Publisher: DK • Format: Hardback • Pages: 256 • Dimensions: 24 x 20.1 x 2.6 cm

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Arthur Parkinson's town garden is like a path of pots, a tiny, exposed stage on bricks. Despite its small size, a flower-filled jungle in Venetian tones is grown here each year, in defiance of urbanisation. The plants act like drapes, closing gently as their growth engulfs the front door, from either side of the path, to the buzz of precious bees. This is gardening done entirely in pots, yet on a grand scale that will inspire anyone who wants their doorstep or patio to be a glamorous and lively canvas that nurtures them visually and mentally. From jewel scatterings of crocus, flocks of parrot tulips and scented sweet peas to galaxies of single dahlias, towering giraffes of amaryllises grown inside for winter and endless vases of cut blooms through the seasons. With his bantam hens at his feet, Arthur shares his life, knowledge, flair and influences for planting creatively, all of which combine to create a space that's rich in ever-changing colour and life. Product Information: • ISBN: 9780857839176 • Author: Arthur Parkinson • Publisher: Kyle Books • Format: Paperback • Pages: 208 • Dimensions: 25.27 x 19.56 x 2.41 cm

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Grab a pair of binoculars and this pocket guide to set off on an exciting adventure with nature! What's That Bird? is the ideal birdwatching manual, allowing you to identify with ease the feathered wild creatures in your backyard. With labelled photographs and information on identifying bird species handy, the budding birdwatcher need look no further. Produced in association with the Royal Society for Protection of Birds, this illustrated reference guide contains details of over 150 common bird species found across Britain and Europe. Product information: • ISBN: 9781405393508 • Author: DK • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd • Format: Paperback • Pages: 128 • Dimensions: 19.1 x 10.31 x 0.79 cm

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