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release date: Sep 02, 2014
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Christie's World Encyclopedia of Champagne & Sparkling Wine
The classic, award-winning book on Champagne and sparkling wine is now fully revised, updated, and expanded! Created for Christie's, the world's largest wine auctioneer, this edition features all-new photography, nearly 175 additional pages—including expanded sections on up-and-coming sparkling wine territories and Champagne itself—and freshened-up tasting notes. Throughout, Tom and Essi have fascinating and illuminating exchanges about their personal preferences and opinions. With wine auctions at an all-time high, this definitive guide is a must-have for anyone in the market to buy a fine bottle of Champagne.
release date: Oct 31, 2011
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Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia

Reflecting recent changes in the dynamic world of wine, with special sections devoted to the countries of Southeast Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean, The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia is the most up-to-date and comprehensive wine reference in the world.

A remarkable achievement, bridging the gap between the needs of the novice and the experienced professional, The Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia is fully illustrated, highly accessible, and contains authoritative information on every wine-related topic.

release date: Sep 19, 2005
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Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia
Featuring a regional Best Wines chart, a Troubleshooters' guide to potential wine faults, and a Taste Chart to identify flavors in a wine, this definitive, updated, geographically organized encyclopedia of wine identifies wines made in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, North and South America, and the Far East.
release date: Sep 08, 2003
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Wine (101 Essential Tips)
Handy guides that use pictures to give readers the information they need, 101 Essential Tips feature comprehensive coverage, beautiful full-color images, and straightforward, practical information on a wide variety of subjects. Every point can be absorbed quickly and easily with 101 authoritative tips that will make anyone an expert in an instant.
release date: Oct 01, 2015
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Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (Classic Collection)

NOTE: This Book is preffered for age groups from 6-8years.


Mr Utterson cannot believe that his kind and loyal companion Dr Jekyll and the cruel and villainous Mr Hyde are friends. He is determined to discover more about their unusual relationship. However, the deeper he digs the more perplexed he is by the facts and events that unfold. Will Utterson ever uncover the truth? Carefully retold in clear contemporary language, and presented with stunning illustrations, these favourite horror classics will capture the hearts and imagination of young readers.

release date: Dec 18, 2016
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Tom Stevenson's Champagne & Sparkling Wine Guide 2017: B&W Softback Edition
Please note that this is the B&W edition and there is a Full Colour edition (£25.99/$35.99/€29.99). This book looks much better in colour (the photos and graphs are optimised for colour), but the B&W edition is so much cheaper. The choice of which will depend on the reader, whether he or she is more interested in the technical chapters or the buyer's guide and, of course, the budget available. This award-winning guide was first published in 1998, but relaunched in 2014 to provide the ideal platform for the Gold and Silver medal winning wines awarded by The Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships (CSWWC), the most widely respected sparkling wine competition in the world. Judged by Tom Stevenson, Essi Avellan MW and Dr Tony Jordan, three of the most experienced Champagne and sparkling wine experts, the CSWWC is uniquely qualified to determine the best bubblies on the planet. Its results make this guide the ideal gift for anyone who loves a drop of fizz, from enthusiastic beginners to experts, geeks, wine-trade and winemakers. The introductory chapters are updated with the latest technology and techniques used in Champagne and elsewhere, while the tasting notes include the best of everything that goes pop, from the greatest Champagnes to the best Prosecco and everything fizzy between and beyond.
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release date: Nov 10, 2014
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Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic

Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic provides an accessible introduction to Caesar’s life and public career. It outlines the main phases of his career with reference to prominent social and political concepts of the time. This approach helps to explain his aims, ideals, and motives as rooted in tradition, and demonstrates that Caesar’s rise to power owed much to broad historical processes of the late Republican period, a view that contrasts with the long-held idea that he sought to become Rome’s king from an early age. This is an essential undergraduate introduction to this fascinating figure, and to his role in the transformation of Rome from republic to empire.

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release date: Oct 17, 2016
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Dark Magic: Witches, Hackers, & Robots
Magic is described as science we do not understand and illusions as tricks of controlling audience perspective. Black hat or white hat, good or evil, witches, hackers, and robots work types of magic a little beyond our day-to-day comprehension. And what is more exciting than the inexplicable? DARK MAGIC is all around us. Join us for a thrilling ride.
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release date: Sep 24, 2001
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The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia, Third Edition
Authoritative, international and up-to-date, The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia is arranged geographically and combines maps and photographs with information on all wine-growing areas, profiles of distinguished producers and assessments of individual wines. The book's easy-reference style, and wealth of practical advice, make it an unrivaled source of information for all lovers of wine -- from the occasional drinker to the connoisseur. Wines of the World. Distinguished wine authority Tom Stevenson examines the viticultural history of each wine-making country, discussing its wine-producing regions and the current reputation of its wines. He analyzes the factors affecting the taste and quality of each region's wines -- location, aspect, soil, microclimates, grape varieties, and methods of viticulture and vinification -- before assessing its appellations, the individual wine producers (chateaux or wineries), and, of course, the wines themselves. Enjoying Wine. Tom Stevenson provides practical guidelines on wine tasting, while an "author's choice" chart at the end of each section lists the very best wines. A star-rating system identifies the finest producers and highlights those offering the best value. A "taste chart" explains how to identify the flavors in a wine, and a "troubleshooter's guide" spots common wine flaws. Whether you are a newcomer wanting to explore the pleasures of wine or a wine enthusiast looking for inspiration, The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia is the book to consult again and again.
release date: Oct 01, 1997
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The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia, First Edition
Authoritative, international, and up to date, The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia is arranged geographically and combines nearly 100 detailed maps with information on all wine-growing areas, profiles of top producers and assessments of individual wines. The book's easy-reference style and tremendous breadth of information, make it an unrivaled source of wine information for both beginners and wine buffs. Distinguished wine authority Tom Stevenson examines the viticultural history if each winemaking country, discussing its wine-producing regions and the current reputation of its wines. He analyzes the factors affecting the taste and quality of each region's wines -- location, aspect, soil, microclimates, grape varieties, and methods of viticulture and vinification -- before assessing its appellations, the individual wine producers (chateaux or wineries), and, of course, the wines themselves. Tom Stevenson provides practical guidelines on wine tasting, while an "author's choice" chart at the end of each section lists the very best wines. A star-rating system identifies the finest producers and highlights those offering the best value. A taste chart explains how to identify the flavors in a wine, and a troubleshooter's guide spots common wine flaws. Whether you are a newcomer wanting to explore the pleasures of wine or a wine enthusiast looking for inspiration, The New Sotheby's Wine Encyclopedia is the book to consult again and again.
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