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Amber Books Ltd
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Amber Books Ltd
VAT Number: GB672581613
Registered Number: 3186678
Registered Office: 30 City Road, London EC1Y 2AB

Copyright © Amber Books Ltd
2013
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BLOODY HISTORY OF AMERICA

'America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (93⁄4 x 71⁄2”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 58,000 words
Illustrations: 180 colour and b/w photographs, artworks and maps
ISBN: 9781782744979


 
BLOODY HISTORY OF PARIS

'He who contemplates the depths of Paris is seized with vertigo. Nothing is more fantastic. Nothing is more...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (91⁄2 x 71⁄4”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 58,000 words
Illustrations: 180 colour and b/w photographs and artworks
ISBN: 9781782744955


 
BLOODY HISTORY OF LONDON

From plagues and poverty to financial scandals, serial killers to public executions, mad monarchs to barbaric...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (9¾ x 7½”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 58,000 words
Illustrations: 180 b/w and colour photographs, artworks and maps
ISBN: 9781782744962 hb


 
HITLER: The Man Behind The Monster

Artist, soldier, politician, madman? We know the headlines, we know about the atrocities, but what do we really...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/3”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 53,000 words
Illustrations: 180 colour and b/w photographs, artworks, maps and illustrations
ISBN: 9781782744948 hb


 
CAMOUFLAGE AT WAR

Today we would be very surprised to see a soldier going into battle in red trousers and blue coats, but that is...

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Format: 270 x 213mm (10½ x 8½”)
Extent: 224pp
Illustrations: 200 col & b/w photos and a/ws
Word count: 60,000 words
ISBN: 9781782744986 hb


 
SURVIVING EXTREME WEATHER

The earth’s weather system is capable of almost unimaginable destruction. Hurricanes can engulf entire regions...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9½ x 7½”)
Extent: 192pp
Word count: 60,000 words
Illustrations: 120 b/w line drawings
ISBN: 9781782744931 pb


 
RUSSIAN TANKS OF WORLD WAR II: Technical Guide

Organised chronologically by type, Russian Tanks of World War II offers a highly-illustrated...

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Format: 210 x 170mm
Extent: 128 pages
Word count: 33,000 words
Illustrations: 120 artworks and 15 photographs
ISBN: 9781782744757


 
JAPANESE AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II: Technical Guide

A detailed guide to all the aircraft deployed by the Japanese military from the Second Sino-Japanese War to the...

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Format: 216 x 170mm
Extent: 128 pages
Word count: 33,000 words
Illustrations: 120 artworks and 15 photographs
ISBN: 9781782744740


 
501 UNARMED SELF-DEFENCE SKILLS

KISS – ‘Keep it simple, stupid’, the US Navy’s acronym goes. So we have: no long, complicated instructions, no...

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Format: 210 x 128mm (8¼ x 5”)
Extent: 208pp
Word count: 20,000 words
Illustrations: 100 b/w a/ws
ISBN: 9781782745075


 
KINGS AND QUEENS OF EUROPE

To many, Europe has been the pinnacle of world sophistication and culture, yet beneath the power, the glamour...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/3”)
Extent: 512 pages
Word count: 140,000 words
Illustrations: 400 colour and black-&-white photographs and artworks
ISBN: 9781782744719

Now available in an updated edition, this book was previously published as two separate volumes: Dark History of the Kings and Queens of England and Dark History of the Kings and Queens of Europe.


 
HAIKU

Haiku is an ancient form of Japanese poetry. Its structure has become popular in other languages and today it...

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Format: 264 x 195mm (10½ x 7¾")
Extent: 96pp
Illustrations: 90 haiku in Japanese script
Word Count: 2,500 words
ISBN: 9781782743873


 
WORLD'S GREATEST SUBMARINES: An Illustrated History

In 1776, American Patriots attempted to destroy the British flagship Eagle using a man-operated semi-...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (11¾ x 9”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 65,000 words
Illustrations: 200 colour artworks and photographs
ISBN: 9781782744214


 
WARRIORS OF THE ANCIENT WORLD

Why is Alexander the Great considered the most successful military leader of all time? How did the ancient...

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Format: 254 x 197mm (10 x 7 3⁄4”)
Pages: 128pp
Illustrations: 110 col a/ws and photos
Word count: 16,000 words
ISBN: 9781782744467


 
A-Z of Dinosaurs

The names of dinosaurs are some of the first impressively long words that children learn. From Apatosaurus to...

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Extent: 32pp
Format: 213 x 290mm (81⁄2 x 111⁄2”)
Illustrations: 26 colour artworks
Word count: 1,000 words


 
ABANDONED PLACES

Children’s schoolbooks left open in a classroom, trees entangled in a rusting ferris wheel, hulks of ships high...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (113⁄4 x 9”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10,000 words
Illustrations: 150 colour photographs
ISBN: 9781782743941


 
PUGS ON RUGS

What makes pugs so loveable? Their doleful eyes? Downturned mouths? Furrowed brows? Sad they may look, but they...

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Format: 153 x 153mm (6 x 6”)
Extent: 96 pages
Illustrations: 43 colour photomontages
Word count: 3,000 words
ISBN: 9781782744313


 
UKULELE FOR BEGINNERS

Once the recorder was the first musical instrument that you learned to play at school, but these days the...

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Format: 285 x 220mm (111⁄4 x 81⁄2”) pb
Extent: 144pp
Word count: 20,000 words
Illustrations: Over 100 colour photographs, 200 chord charts, diagrams and notation
ISBN: 9781782745181


 
TAO TE CHING [Dao De Jing]

'He who boasts of what he will do, succeeds in nothing.' – Tao Te Ching

No understanding of Chinese...

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Format: 264 x 195mm (10½ x 7¾”)
Extent: 96pp
Word count: 12,000 words
ISBN: 91782743224


 
BEST-SELLING ALBUMS: From Vinyl Records to Digital Downloads

Thriller, Sgt. Pepper, Dark Side Of The Moon, Rumours, Born In The USA, Up!... these are just some of...

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Format: 266 x 266mm (10½ x 10½")
Extent: 256pp
Word count: 60,000
Illustrations: 230 artworks
ISBN: 9781782742982


 
DRONES: An Illustrated Guide to Unmanned Aircraft and Vehicles

Drones are found in the airspace throughout the world and are more popular now than ever...

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Format: 264 x 208mm hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 55,000 words
Illustrations: 100 photographs and 60 colour artworks
ISBN: 9781782742555


 
HUMAN BODY [256pp]

Discover how the individual parts of the human body function and work together: in this accessible and...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (9.5 x 7.5”)
Extent: 256 pages
Word count: 130,000 words
Illustrations: Over 240 illustrations
ISBN: 9781782745167


 
HOW THE BRAIN WORKS

Where in the brain would you find the hippocampus and what is its function? What happens in the brain when we...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (113⁄4 x 9”)
Extent: 176 pages
Word count: 95,000 words
Illustrations: More than 600 colour photographs and artworks
ISBN: 9781782745174 hb


 
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Weapons of World War II

What was the armament and crew of the German Tiger tank and its Soviet equivalent, the T-34? What was the...

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Extent: 608pp
Format: 276 x 220mm (11 x 8¾”)
Illustrations: 1,600 colour & b/w photos and artworks
ISBN: 9781782743880 pb
ISBN: 9781782741671 hb


 
Illustrated Encyclopedia of Space & Space Exploration

The Sun is our nearest star but it takes eight minutes for its light to reach us – we see the Sun as it was...

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Format: 285 x 225mm (113⁄4 x 9”)
Extent: 512pp
Word count: 225,000 words
Illustrations: 5000 photographs and illustrations
ISBN: 9781782741640


 
WORLD'S GREATEST TANKS: An Illustrated History

"An interesting and attractive looking book" –...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (11¾ x 9”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 65,000 words
Illustrations: 200 colour artworks and photographs
ISBN: 9781782741084


 
ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF THE VIETNAM WAR

It is over 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, but it remains a controversial war among veterans and...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (11¾ x 9")
Extent: 256pp
Illustrations: 250 col & 50 b/w photos & 30 col a/w
Text: 60,000 words
ISBN: 9781782742883
Available as a text-only ebook
Ebook ISBN: 9781908696021


 
HISTORY OF TORTURE

However repugnant, torture has been practised, either publicly approved or clandestinely, for thousands of...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9¼ x 7½”)
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 110 b/w photos
Text: 60,000 words
ISBN: 9781782745198

A previous edition (ISBN: 9781856054645) is no longer in print.


 
Guitar Book

Ever wanted to play like a famous guitarist? Now’s your chance! From basic techniques to the most advanced...

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Format: 295 x 234mm (11 1⁄2 x 9 1⁄4”) pb
Extent: 496pp
Illustrations: 1500 photos & 1000 diagrams
Text:100,000 words
ISBN: 9781782744726


 
HISTORY OF PIRATES

Did pirates really swear their allegiance on crossed pistols? Were they punished by being marooned on desert...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (91/2 x 71/2”)
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 125 b/w photos & a/ws
Text: 60,000 words
ISBN: 9781782744900 pb

A previous edition was available as 'The Pirate Code'.


 
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II

This encyclopedia is an exhaustive survey of the aircraft flown by all the combatants in Europe and the Pacific...

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Format: 297 x 228mm (11 3/4 x 9")
Extent: 512pp
Illustrations: 1200 col & b/w photos & a/ws
Text: 190000 words
ISBN: 9781782744733


 
SAS and Special Forces Fitness Training

The SAS is probably the world’s greatest elite military unit and its soldiers are renowned for their ability to...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9½ x 7½")
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 40 b/w photos, 70 b/w a/ws
Text: 70,000 words
ISBN: 9781782744511

A previous edition was published as the SAS Personal Trainer.


 
RED ARMY TANKS OF WORLD WAR II

Red Army Tanks of World War II is an authoritative history of Soviet armoured forces before...

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Format: 285 x 213mm (11 1/4 x 8 1/2")
Extent: 176pp
Illustrations: 120 b/w photos, 50 b/w a/ws
Text: 70000 words
ISBN: 9781782744924
A previous edition was published with the title "Russian Tanks of World War II".


 
MINERALS AND GEMSTONES

From valuable and beautiful gemstones such as sapphire, opal and diamond to fascinating and unusual crystals,...

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Format: 163 x 123mm (6 1/2 x 4 3/4")
Extent: 320pp
Illustrations: 300 col photos
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782742593

Available as an app on iOS and Android


 
INSTRUMENTS OF TORTURE

From the simple fist and the boot, to the thumbscrew, rack and hallucinogenic drugs, torture has been used...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2")
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 110 b/w photos
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782744269 pb

Previously published as a hardback (out of print)


 
HISTORY OF PUNISHMENT

Crime has been part of human society for centuries. It has been punished in many ways: from banishment to...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9 1/4 x 7 1/2")
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 110 b/w photos
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782744894


 
HISTORY OF DEATH

Death is universal, but each culture has found a different way to deal with it. This wide-ranging book examines...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (91/2 x 71/2”)
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 112 b/w photos
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782744917 pb


 
Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

For more than 3,000 years, Egypt was home to the greatest civilization on earth. Illustrated with more than 1,...

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Format: 285 x 225mm (11 1/4 x 9")
Extent: 512pp
Illustrations: 2000 col photos & a/ws
Text: 245000 words
ISBN: 9781782744368


 
How to Fight Like A Special Forces Soldier

How to Fight Like a Special Forces Soldier is an in-depth study of how trained soldiers fight...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2") flexi
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 80 b/w photos, 95 b/w a/ws
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782744481

A previous hardback edition of this book was titled Deadly Fighting Skills of the World.