Flight — R. G. Grant (DK)

BOOKS
DK

1.
R.G. Grant
Flight: 100 Years of Aviation

From the early pioneers to the latest spaceflight technology, this groundbreaking book charts the inspirational story behind humankind’s conquest of the skies. In the 100 years since the Wright brothers’ first powered flight, aviation has witnessed many memorable events. From record-breaking flights and aerial warfare, to advances in aircraft design and the race for space, Flight covers the most memorable moments in the history of aviation. Describing the feats of the brave men and women who piloted the early flying machines, to the pioneers of long-distance flight and the test pilots who ushered in the jet age, Flight is a gripping narrative of humankind’s quest to conquer the skies and explore space. Loaded with spectacular full-color photographs, dramatic first-hand accounts, and fact-filled profiles on a huge range of aircraft, this is an enthralling account of a century of innovation and adventure.

2.
Malcolm Hillier
Flowers for the Home

This is a creative reference for anyone with a passion for flowers. With this book, you’ll soon be creating fresh and fragrant displays for every situation, from quick arrangements to cheer up a hallway to elaborate and more challenging pieces for celebrations and feasts. Foliage and dried flowers – often overlooked in the exuberance of fresh materials – have an important role to play too, and are among the ideas for over 70 displays. There are practical tips and lists of ingredients so that amaking the displays are straightforward; and you can add variety with the alternative flower selections shown for many arrangements.

3.
Robert Joseph
Eyewitness Companions: French Wine

Showing you what others only tell you. Perfect for any wine-lover, this is the definitive visual guide to enjoying and appreciating French wine. Features fully revised and updated information on over 200 appellations and best vintages. From regional information and driving tours to recommended food pairings and details on how different wines are made, discover everything you need to know about the wines of France.

4.
Fresh Flower Arranging

If you’ve ever ogled a bouquet of flowers at the supermarket and wondered how to display them once you’ve brought them home, then Fresh Flower Arranging is for you.
With expert techniques for achieving stunning results and tips and tricks for keeping your flowers fresh and beautiful for as long as possible, Fresh Flower Arranging gives vivid step-by-step seasonal projects for an array of stunning and achievable arrangements.

Popular arrangements are shown step-by-step, with each step photographed and annotated clearly so that you can achieve your goal, be it a simple arrangement for the kitchen table or a stunning wedding bouquet for your daughter.

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Judith Miller
Furniture: World Styles from Classical to Contemporary

A glorious encyclopedia from expert Judith Miller, showcasing more than 3,000 years of design. From primitive pieces to elegant modernity, this definitive guide illustrates every style and form, with tips on how to recognise the key elements of each period. Featuring lavish, full-colour photographs throughout. Foreword by furniture designer and manufacturer David Linley. Judith is the ideal expert to guide both amateur and experienced collectors …’ Homes and Interiors

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