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Understanding Owls

by Jemima Parry-Jones

The only guide to every aspect of living and working with owls, wirtten by one of the world's top experts in the field of birds of prey: Jemima Parry-Jones, owner of the world-famous National Birds of Prey Centre. Owls have become increasingly popular as pets, as birds that specialists want to breed, or that people want to fly for pleasure, or to train and fly for demonstrations at zoos and bird of prey centres, and even as birds to use for hunting. It will help you understand owls to assure your own owl of the best possible situation in captivity. Jemima Parry-Jones covers everything to help you learn more about owls, either to keep them, breed them, or to train and fly one: taxonomy, biology; owl anatomy, morphology and behavior, housing and equipment, breeding owls, incubation, rearing, maintaining and managing your owls, training and hunting.

Training Birds of Prey

by Jemima Parry-Jones

An in-depth guide to the fascinating world of captive birds of prey, offering everything the falconer needs to know about the five family groups; buzzards, owls, falcons, eagles and hawks. Beginning with advice on which bird you should get, how to find out where to get one, what sort of housing and the equipment you might need, how to sort our a food supply, feed supplements and how to find a good vet, the eBook then moves on to handling, training and flying, as well including invaluable information on hunting, vitamins for birds of prey, and useful addresses, this eBook covers everything you need to know about caring for and training birds of prey.

Falconry

by Jemima Parry-Jones

Jemima Parry-Jones has devoted most of her life to working with animals, primarily birds of prey. This eBook, written with vast authority, takes the whole subject of falconry further. Jemima explains some of the motives behind the sport of falconry, the background to captive breeding, and shows how to approach both in a practical and ethical way. Details are given on the most suitable birds, on how to care for birds of prey, preventative medicine, treatment and rehabilitation to the wild of injured wild birds of prey, the ins and outs of captive breeding, falconry law and vitally important aspect of conservation.

100 Ways to Understand your Cat

by Roger Tabor

Everything you need to understand about your cat is here in this essential owner's handbook. Discover 100 fascinating aspects of your cat's habits and lifestyle, learn how your cat communicates with both you and their feline friends, and become confident in caring for your cat, for a happy and rewarding relationship. This eBook features six major subject areas; how cat's work, a cat's life, cat families, cat behaviour, keeping cats, and cat troubles, as well as straight-forward cross-referencing to related subjects, as well as fascinating in-depth features that also give insight into the mysterious world of the cat.

Clever Digital Photography Ideas - Extending and enhancing your camera skills and more clever ideas

by Peter Cope

A practical, accessible guide to the ingenious and creative things that can be done with a digital compact or camera phone. Clever Digital Photography Ideas: Extending and enhancing your camera skills and more clever ideas is an extract from the book 100 Clever Digital Photography Ideas and provides a variety of simples ideas for pushing your camera skills that little but further. From how you can shoot when conditions get a bit extreme, to creating breath-taking panoramas, and even three-dimensional photos. Shooting movies is also covered, with some ingenious ideas to become more creative in the movie-making arena. There are also clever ideas for protecting your photos for the future, including shooting in RAW. The second part of the eBook covers getting more from your camera and camera phone, guiding you through what all the buttons and jargon mean, as well as clever ideas for extending your battery life and fun ways to use your old camera.All ideas and projects are presented with easy to follow instructions and striking photographs across colourful pages. Open your eyes to the creative possibilities with your digital photo technology, from using a basic compact camera to the latest smart phone. Whether a novice or a pro, Clever Digital Photography Ideas: Extending and enhancing your camera skills and more clever ideast will show you how to break out of your comfort zone and try something exciting and new.

Creative Photography Ideas using Adobe Photoshop - Creative use of filters and further image manipulation

by Tony Worobiec

Creative Use of Filters and Further Image Manipulation is an excerpt from Creative Photography Ideas Using Photoshop which presents 75 comprehensive workshops that have been specifically designed for photographers; each offers a clever and creative technique that can be immediately applied.Creative Use of Filters and Further Image Manipulation workshops focus specifically on using a variety of filters to improve or enhance your photographs in Photoshop. From Blur filters to Find Edges filters, and workshops on creating a ghostly effect, retro comic-book effect or pop art look, this eBook will get your creative juices flowing. The section on further image manipulation will guide you through cropping, different ways to remove intrusive elements, and how to construct panoramas.Each workshop offers ingenious creative techniques to immediately enhance images in Adobe Photoshop. From basic techniques to more advanced, all guidance is 'best practice' and shown via clear explanatory texts, photographs, 'before, during and after' manipulations and screen grabs.

The Star Book - Stargazing throughout the seasons in the Southern Hemisphere

by Peter Grego

Stargazing Throughout the Seasons in the Southern Hemisphere is an excerpt from The Star Book that guides you through the night skies in the Southern Hemisphere, through wide-angle star charts. Looking at the main constellations, stars and celestial showpieces of the southern celestial sphere, beginning with constellations around the south celestial pole and then taking a season by season view. Far southern stars had to wait until the early 17th century to be mapped by European explorers.Everyone is interested in the stars and on a clear night astonished by them. Stargazing Throughout the Seasons in the Southern Hemisphere will answer any questions you may have when you look up into the night sky.

Blanket Stitch Quilts

by Lynne Edwards

Learn to sew beautiful handmade quilts with Lynne Edwards' simple blanket stitch applique technique. Choose from 12 inspiring projects that include both machine sewing and hand stitching techniques for patchwork quilts you'll be truly proud of. Straightforward instructions allow even new quilters to create gorgeous quilts, and experienced quilters will love adopting the stick-and-stitch technique that gives such great results. Detailed step-by-step instructions Full-colour illustrations Beautiful photography

Nautical Party Sewing Patterns

by Poppy Treffry

Get creative with your sewing machine and learn the secrets of freehand machine embroidery with this beautiful selection of nautical sewing patterns.Poppy Treffry shares her design ideas and top tips for getting the most from your sewing machine. Make fun and original gifts for friends and family using these quick and easy techniques. Put your stash of scraps to good use with these contemporary project ideas.

Trio of Dimensional Flowers

by Pauline Ineson

Learn how to make amazing three-dimensional flowers with machine quilting, patchwork and appliqué techniques.Detailed step-by-step artworks and gorgeous photography beautifully illustrate Pauline's innovative techniques, which are acompanied by full-size templates.Variations for each flower show how you can adapt the colours and designs to create your own unique versions.Includes examples of stunning quilt blocks incorporating the flower designs.

Penny the Panda Knitting Pattern

by Laura Long

Got a taste for travel? Taken from Laura Long's fantastic book, Knitted Toy Travel, this unique quick & easy project teaches you how to knit your very own Penny the Panda. Have heaps of fun whilst expanding your crafting skills at the same time!This unique project includes:Simple step-by-step instructionsQuick makes for fast resultsBeautiful photography of the finished product to guide and inspire

Stitch, Craft, Create - Beading

by Various

Want to try your hand at making gorgeous homemade goodies? These brilliant quick & easy beading projects give you the opportunity to try something new and expand your crafting skills! From charming bracelets to crystal heart earrings, a monochrome necklace to a beaded scarf, create stunning items for yourself, your friends and your home.Each unique project includes:Simple step-by-step instructionsQuick makes for fast resultsBeautiful photography of the finished product to guide and inspire

Stitch, Craft, Create: Cross Stitch

by Various

Want to try your hand at making gorgeous homemade goodies? These brilliant quick & easy cake decorating projects give you the opportunity to try something new and expand your crafting skills! From crafty cards to beautiful bookmarks, homemade cushions to stylish book bags, create stunning items for yourself, your friends and your home.Each unique project includes:Simple step-by-step instructionsQuick makes for fast resultsBeautiful photography of the finished product to guide and inspire

Stitch, Craft, Create: Patchwork & Quilting

by Various

Want to try your hand at making gorgeous homemade goodies? These brilliant quick & easy cake decorating projects give you the opportunity to try something new and expand your crafting skills! From quilted coasters to toasty oven gloves, patchwork table mats to striped tote bags, create stunning items for yourself, your friends and your home.Each unique project includes:Simple step-by-step instructionsQuick makes for fast resultsBeautiful photography of the finished product to guide and inspire

Stitch, Craft, Create: Knitting

by Various

Want to try your hand at making gorgeous homemade goodies? These brilliant quick & easy cake decorating projects give you the opportunity to try something new and expand your crafting skills! From pocket dolls to kitten mittens, beautiful bunting to snazzy scarves, create stunning items for yourself, your friends and your home.Each unique project includes:Simple step-by-step instructionsQuick makes for fast resultsBeautiful photography of the finished product to guide and inspire

Stitch, Craft, Create: Cake Decorating

by Various

Want to try your hand at making gorgeous homemade goodies? These brilliant quick & easy cake decorating projects give you the opportunity to try something new and expand your crafting skills! From beautiful biscuits to floral cupcakes, festive treats to celebratory cakes designs, create stunning items for yourself, your friends and your home.Each unique project includes:Simple step-by-step instructionsQuick makes for fast resultsBeautiful photography of the finished product to guide and inspire

Stitch, Craft, Create: Applique & Embroidery

by Various

Want to try your hand at making gorgeous homemade goodies? These brilliant quick & easy applique and embroidery projects give you the opportunity to try something new and expand your crafting skills! From festive tree decorations to lavender bags, cushions to hot water bottle covers, create stunning items for yourself, your friends and your home.Each unique project includes:Simple step-by-step instructionsQuick makes for fast resultsBeautiful photography of the finished product to guide and inspire

Stitch, Craft, Create: Papercraft

by Various

Want to try your hand at making gorgeous homemade goodies? Then unleash the crafter within you with this collection of all-new papercraft projects! With simple step-by-steps, these quick makes ensure fast results.

Stitch, Craft, Create: Sewing

by Various

Want to try your hand at making gorgeous homemade goodies? Then unleash the crafter within you with this collection of all-new sewing projects! With simple step-by-steps, these quick makes ensure fast results.

Seasonal Cupcakes - Christmas

by Carolyn White

Be inspired by these fun collections of cupcakes for a festive Christmas period, with designs including Christmas trees, Rudolph and friends, and Santa hats.A sample chapter from Carolyn White's Seasonal Cupcakes.

Creative Photography Ideas using Adobe Photoshop: Mono effects and retro photography

by Tony Worobiec

Mono effects and retro photography is an excerpt from Creative Photography Ideas Using Photoshop which presents 75 comprehensive workshops that have been specifically designed for photographers; each offers a clever and creative technique that can be immediately applied.Mono effects and retro photography workshops focus specifically on mono effects such as sepia toning, lith effects, and selective colouring, as well as creating retro photography effects such as pinhole camera, adding borders, and disressing images.Each workshop offers ingenious creative techniques to immediately enhance images in Adobe Photoshop.From basic techniques to more advanced, all guidance is 'best practice' and shown via clear explanatory texts, photographs, 'before, during and after' manipulations and screen grabs.

Clever Digital Photography Ideas: Using Your Camera Out and About

by Peter Cope

A practical, accessible guide to the ingenious and creative things that can be done with a digital compact or camera phone. Clever Digital Photography Ideas: Using Your Camera Out and About is a chapter from the book 100 Clever Digital Photography Ideas and provides a variety of simples ideas for getting more from your camera or camera phone when you are out and about, beyond your travels and holidays. Some ideas might be obvious, like tips for shooting landscapes, but many are more obscure and fun, like creating a visual gift list and using your camera as binoculars. With so many people owning camera phones these days, there's no excuse not to be taking photographs whilst you are out and about.All ideas and projects are presented with easy to follow instructions and striking photographs across colourful pages. Open your eyes to the creative possibilities with your digital photo technology, from using a basic compact camera to the latest smart phone. Whether a novice or a pro, Clever Digital Photography Ideas: Using Your Camera Out and About will show you how to break out of your comfort zone and try something exciting and new.

The Star Book: Stargazing throughout the seasons in the Northern Hemisphere

by Peter Grego

Stargazing Throughout the Seasons in the Northern Hemisphere is an excerpt from The Star Book that guides you through the night skies in the Northern Hemisphere, through wide-angle star charts. Looking at the main constellations, stars and celestial showpieces of the northern celestial sphere, beginning with constellations around the north pole and then taking a season by season view. Most northern constellations are as familiar to today's stargazers as they were to the ancient Greeks.Everyone is interested in the stars and on a clear night astonished by them. Stargazing Throughout the Seasons in the Northern Hemisphere will answer any questions you may have when you look up into the night sky.

A People Bewitched

by Owen Davies

The belief in witchcraft and magic was widespread in nineteenth-century Somerset. Witches were blamed for causing the ill health and death of people and their animals. Those accused of witchcraft often found themselves being ostracised and beaten by their neighbours. Magical practitioners known as cunning-folk drove a thriving trade not only in curing the bewitched, but also in detecting lost property, inducing love, and predicting the future. Astrologers and fortune-tellers were also widely consulted.This ebook is a fascinating exploration of the lives of all those who were caught up in the world of magic - witches and their victims, and occult practitioners and their clients. It will appeal to anyone with a general interest in witchcraft, rural history, folklore or the history of Somerset.

What is a Poltergeist?

by Geoff Holder

A new ebook introduction to poltergeists examining the theories and presenting the latest research evidence for poltergeist activity. Thee book explores possible answers to the question 'what is a poltergeist'?What is a poltergeist? Are they the restless souls of the dead? Demons? Witches' familiars? Household spirits? Mysterious earth energies? Unknown powers of the mind? Or hoaxes? This ebook takes the well-known poltergeist phenomena - the movement of objects by invisible forces, the noises, the eruptions of fire, water and electrical disturbance - and maps them against changing ideas and beliefs. The author presents the latest theories and research evidence in his search for answers.

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