The Official BBC Sport Guide Formula One 2015

Author: Bruce Jones
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 1780976070
Release Date: 2015-02
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Formula One racing is spectacular—and this official BBC guide is the essential resource for the season ahead. It gets fans fully up to speed on the revised rules, the teams, all 22 drivers, and all 20 tracks (from Monaco and Interlagos to New Jersey's Grand Prix of the Americas). Ninety color photographs, circuit maps, statistics, and a fill-in guide complement Bruce Jones's insightful text.

The Official BBC Sport Guide

Author: Bruce Jones
Publisher:
ISBN: 1780977484
Release Date: 2016-02
Genre:

The best preview book in world motorsport returns for its 20th anniversary! Formula One racing is spectacular and this official BBC guide is the essential resource for the season ahead. It celebrates the past year s successes, surprises, and inside stories, and looks to the future, previewing 2016 team by team, driver by driver, and track by track. Color photos throughout and a fill-in chart help fans keep up with the scores."

The Official BBC Sport Guide Formula One 2017

Author: Bruce Jones
Publisher:
ISBN: 178097910X
Release Date: 2017-02
Genre:

The best preview book in world motorsport celebrates 21 years! Formula One racing is spectacular and this official BBC guide is the essential resource for the season ahead. It recalls the past year s successes, surprises, and inside stories, and looks to the future, previewing 2017 team by team, driver by driver, and track by track. Color photos and a fill-in chart help fans keep up with the scores."

The Official BBC Micro bit User Guide

Author: Gareth Halfacree
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781119413844
Release Date: 2017-10-05
Genre: Computers

The go-to guide to getting started with the BBC micro:bit and exploring all of its amazing capabilities. The BBC micro:bit is a pocket-sized electronic development platform built with education in mind. It was developed by the BBC in partnership with major tech companies, communities, and educational organizations to provide kids with a fun, easy, inexpensive way to develop their digital skills. With it, kids (and grownups) can learn basic programming and coding while having fun making virtual pets, developing games, and a whole lot more. Written by internationally bestselling tech author Gareth Halfacree and endorsed by the Micro:bit Foundation, The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide contains what you need to know to get up and running fast with the BBC micro:bit. Learn everything from taking your first steps with the BBC micro:bit to writing your own programs. You'll also learn how to expand its capabilities with add-ons through easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions. · Set up your BBC micro:bit and develop your digital skills · Write code in JavaScript Blocks, JavaScript, and Python · Discover the BBC micro:bit’s built-in sensors · Connect the BBC micro:bit to a Raspberry Pi to extend its capabilities · Build your own circuits and create hardware The Official BBC micro:bit User Guide is your go-to source for learning all the secrets of the BBC micro:bit. Whether you're just beginning or have some experience, this book allows you to dive right in and experience everything the BBC micro:bit has to offer.

BBC Sport World Formula 1 Records 2017

Author: Bruce Jones
Publisher: Carlton Books
ISBN: 1780978405
Release Date: 2016-10
Genre:

The sixth edition of the popular record book, updated to include the spectacular 2015 season! Focusing exclusively on Formula 1, the most glamorous of all racing competitions, this fan favorite highlights the great battles for the World Drivers Championship and the Constructors Cup since they began. Along with fantastic action photography, there are hundreds of stories and statistics on the legendary drivers, teams, and tracks."

BBC Proms 2017

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781912114726
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Genre: Music

The BBC Proms is the world's biggest and longest-running classical music festival and one of the jewels in the crown for the BBC. It is one of the strongest brand names in the music world and attracts a glittering array of artists and orchestras from the UK and around the world in over 150 concerts, talks, workshops and family events around London every summer. Whether you're a first-time visitor or an experienced Prommer, watching at home or listening on radio or online, the BBC Proms Guide will help you to plan your summer of music and discover in depth what lies behind the Proms – from the composers to the performers to how the events are broadcast. The Proms Guide contains brand-new articles on featured composers and insights on performers, new music and accompanying events.

Every Third Thought

Author: Robert McCrum
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781509815319
Release Date: 2017-08-24
Genre: Family & Relationships

AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK 'Thoughtful, subtle, elegantly clever and oddly joyous, Every Third Thought is beautiful' Kate Mosse In 1995, at the age of forty two, Robert McCrum suffered a dramatic and near-fatal stroke, the subject of his acclaimed memoir My Year Off. Ever since that life-changing event, McCrum has lived in the shadow of death, unavoidably aware of his own mortality. And now, twenty-one years on, he is noticing a change: his friends are joining him there. Death has become his contemporaries’ every third thought. The question is no longer ‘who am I?’ but ‘how long have I got?’ and ‘what happens next?’ With the words of McCrum’s favourite authors as travel companions, Every Third Thought, takes us on a journey through a year and towards death itself. As he acknowledges his own and his friends’ ageing, McCrum confronts an existential question: in a world where we have learnt to live well at all costs, can we make peace with what Freud calls 'the necessity of dying'? Searching for answers leads him to others for advice and wisdom, and Every Third Thought is populated by the voices of brain surgeons, psychologists, cancer patients, hospice workers, writers and poets. Witty, lucid and provocative, Every Third Thought is an enthralling exploration of what it means to approach the ‘end game’, and begin to recognize, perhaps reluctantly, that we are not immortal. Deeply personal and yet always universal, this is a book for anyone who finds themselves preoccupied by matters of life and death. It is both guide and companion.

A Reef in Time

Author: John Edward Norwood Veron
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674026799
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Nature

Like many coral specialists fifteen years ago, Veron thought Australia's Great Barrier Reef was impervious to climate change. Then he saw for himself the devastation that elevated sea temperatures can inflict on corals.

Doctor Who

Author: Craig Donaghy
Publisher: Penguin Uk
ISBN: 0723294364
Release Date: 2014-10-02
Genre: Fiction

This ancient Time Lord manual has been kicking around the TARDIS for thousands of years, giving the Doctor plenty of time to 'improve' it with scribbles, doodles and post-it notes as a gift for his successor, the Twelfth Doctor. He's even ripped out the middle of the book and replaced it with a scrapbook packed with everything important to our hero, and how to be just like him! So if you have ever wondered if you'd cut it in the Time Lord Academy, how to fly the TARDIS, or the correct way to dip a fish finger into custard, this is the book for you! Essential reading for all aspiring Time Lords!

Sherlock The Casebook

Author: Guy Adams
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448140329
Release Date: 2014-01-10
Genre: Performing Arts

This book is my humble attempt to shine a light on the work of the best and wisest I have ever known. He has, I think it is safe to say, elevated the science of detection into an art form. Having been at his side during some of his most remarkable cases, it has fallen to me to bring his achievements to the attention of the wider public. He is, quite simply, the Mozart of criminal investigation. I would say more, but I am flattered and delighted to say that Sherlock Holmes himself has agreed to write a piece for the cover. John Watson * Don’t buy this book. The author has transformed what should have been a series of lectures into a gross and tasteless entertainment. The science of deduction is a branch of human achievement requiring serious analysis and yet here I find it lavishly illustrated, disfigured with humour and infested with gossip. Apparently, this kind of sensationalism is required to engage the interest of the reading public, but it is rather like working an office romance into a paper on quantum physics. Only an idiot would be impressed. Help yourself. Sherlock Holmes

Oxford BBC Guide to Pronunciation

Author: Lena Olausson
Publisher:
ISBN: 0192807102
Release Date: 2006-10-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Oxford BBC Guide to Pronunciation is the ideal source for finding out how to pronounce controversial or difficult words and names.The unique combination of the BBC's worldwide expertise in pronunciation with OUP's experience in reference publishing provides a popular and accessible guide to this tricky area.

Ask an Astronaut

Author: Tim Peake
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316512800
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Was it fun to do a space walk? How squashed were you in the capsule on the way back? What were your feelings as you looked down on Earth for the first time? Were you ever scared? Where to next--the Moon, Mars, or beyond? Based on his historic mission to the International Space Station, Ask an Astronaut is Tim Peake's guide to life in space, and his answers to the thousands of questions he has been asked since his return to Earth. With explanations ranging from the mundane--how do you wash your clothes or go to the bathroom while in orbit?--to the profound--what's the point?--all written in Tim's characteristically warm style, Tim shares his thoughts on every aspect of space exploration. From training for the mission to launch, to his historic spacewalk, to re-entry, he reveals for readers of all ages the cutting-edge science behind his groundbreaking experiments, and the wonders of daily life on board the International Space Station. The public was invited to submit questions using the hashtag #askanastronaut, and a selection are answered by Tim in the book, accompanied with illustrations, diagrams, and never-before-seen photos.

Village Christmas

Author: Laurie Lee
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 9780241243688
Release Date: 2015-11-05
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

From the author of Cider With Rosie, Village Christmas is a moving, lyrical portrait of England through the changing years and seasons. Laurie Lee left his childhood home in the Cotswolds when he was nineteen, but it remained with him throughout his life until, many years later, he returned for good. This collection brings to life the sights, sounds, landscapes and traditions of his home - from centuries-old May Day rituals to his own patch of garden, from carol singing in crunching snow to pub conversations and songs. Here too he writes about the mysteries of love, living in wartime Chelsea, Winston Churchill's wintry funeral and his battle, in old age, to save his beloved Slad Valley from developers. Told with a warm sense of humour and a powerful sense of history, Village Christmas brings us a picture of a vanished world.

Over and Out

Author: Henry Blofeld
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781473670938
Release Date: 2017-10-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation

For over half a century, Henry Blofeld has conveyed his unfailing enthusiasm for the game of cricket as a much loved broadcaster and journalist. His characteristically patrician tones, overlaid with those of the bon viveur, have delighted listeners to the BBC's Test Match Special where the personality of the broadcaster comes second only to a deep knowledge of the game and its players. With his engaging conversational tone it is easy to see why listeners feel as if they are actually at the Test match watching in Henry's friendly company. Now that 'Blowers' has decided to declare his TMS innings closed, his book reveals the secrets of life in the commentary box and of the rich cast of characters with whom he shared it, from the early days of John Arlott and Brian Johnson to Aggers and new boys Boycott, Swann, Vaughan and Tuffers. Henry is equally revealing of his own performances and self-deprecatingly recalls his several verbal misfortunes while live broadcasting. Like the greatest commentators and writers on the game Blofeld has always understood that there is a world beyond the cricket field. Not forgetting pigeons passing, red buses and much loved cricket grounds, Henry Blofeld writes of his favourite countries, and experiences while travelling, and meeting and interviewing many cricket-loving celebrities. His passionate and entertaining book will become one of the classics of cricket's literature.

A Guide to Parliament

Author: David Davis
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 0140250212
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Great Britain

A handbook on the workings of British politics, suitable for general readers and students of politics from A Level upwards. First published in 1989 as BBC VIEWERS GUIDE TO PARLIAMENT.