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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

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2013
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Submarines: World War I to the Present

The emergence of the submarine in 1914 as a major strategic weapon was swift and unexpected. On 5 September...

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Format: 270 x 215mm (10½ x 8½")
Extent: 384pp
Word count: 100,000 words
Illustrations: 500 artworks and 80 photographs
ISBN: 9781782744337


 
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


 
Fat Cats

Is there anything more galling than a fat cat who got the cream? We all know of
someone who has indulged...

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Format: 153 x 153mm (6 x 6”)
Extent: 96 pages
Illustrations: 43 colour photomontages
Word count: 4500 words
ISBN: 9781782744290


 
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


 
Warriors of the Medieval World

Why were medieval castles so difficult to capture? How did boys train to become knights? What were the...

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Format: 254 x 197mm (10 x 7 3⁄4”)
Pages: 128pp
Illustrations: 110 col a/ws and photos
Word count: 9,000 words
ISBN: 9781782744474


 
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


 
How Your Skeleton Works

What’s the longest bone in the human body? (The thigh bone – femur.) Which are the two bones of the lower leg...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (93⁄4 x 71⁄2”)
Extent: 96 pages
Word count: 30,000 words
Illustrations: More than 80 colour artworks


 
DJing for Beginners

Have you pictured yourself spinning the decks and mixing records? Do you want to create new sounds but are...

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Format: 285 x 220mm (111⁄4 x 81⁄2”)
Extent: 144pp
Word count: 20,000 words
Illustrations: 200 colour photographs and a pull-out poster


 
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


 
Cats in Hats

There was never just one cat in a hat. Moody cats in fedoras, fighting cats in Viking helmets, gourmand cats in...

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Format: 153 x153mm (6 x 6”)
Extent: 96 pages
Illustrations: 43 colour photomontages
Word count: 3,000 words
ISBN: 9781782744306


 
Confucius: The Analects

You may rob the Three Armies of their commander, but you cannot deprive the humblest peasant of his opinion –...

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Format: 264 x 195mm (101⁄2 x 73⁄4”)
Extent: 96pp
Word count: 30,000 words


 
King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

Here lies entombed the renowned King Arthur in the island of Avalon.
—Inscription found at...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (93⁄4 x 71⁄2”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 53,000 words
Illustrations: 180 b/w and colour photographs, artworks and maps
ISBN: 9781782743743


 
Marines in World War II

The raising of that flag on Suribachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years.
– Secretary...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (93⁄4 x 71⁄2”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 60,000 words
Illustrations: 180 b/w and colour photographs, diagrams and maps
Ebook ISBN: 9781782744078


 
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


 
American Battles & Campaigns

Raids and sieges; trench warfare and air campaigns; guerrilla warfare, naval engagements, and colonial wars;...

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Format: 264 x 208mm (9 1⁄2 x 7 1⁄2”) hb
Extent: 240pp
Word count: 70,000 words
Illustrations: 100 maps, 25 colour photos
ISBN: 9781782743767


 
Celtic Legends: Heroes and Warriors, Myths and Monsters

From around 750 BC to 12 BC, the Celts were the most powerful people in central and northern Europe. With the...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (93⁄4 x 71⁄2”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 58,000 words
Illustrations: 180 b/w and colour photographs, diagrams and maps
ISBN: 9781782743316


 
Norse Myths: Viking Legends of Heroes and Gods

The stories of Thor, Odin and Loki are familiar to most of us. Many people know that the Norse gods fought...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (93⁄4 x 71⁄2”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 58,000 words
Illustrations: 180 b/w and colour photographs, diagrams and maps
ISBN: 9781782743323


 
Planes, Trains & Automobiles Coloring Book

From super cars to ground-attack aircraft, from diesel locomotives to bullet trains and from farm tractors to...

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Format: 279 x 216mm (11 x 8 1⁄2”)
Extent: 128pp
Illustrations: 200 b/w artworks
Word count: 1000 words
ISBN: 9781782743798


 
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


 
Drum Course for Beginners

Do you want to play the drums but are not sure where to begin? Drum Course for Beginners takes...

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Format: 285 x 220mm (11¼ x 8½”)
Extent: 144pp
Word count: 20,000 words
Illustrations: Over 100 colour photographs, 200 chord charts, diagrams and notation


 
Human Body Colouring Book

Learning through colouring in, discover how the individual parts of the human body function in this medical...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (11¾ x 9”)
Extent: 224 pages
Word count: 10,000 words
Illustrations: 215 colour artworks; 215 line drawings
ISBN: 9781782742906


 
Viking Warrior: The Norse Raiders who Terrorized Medieval Europe

“It is better to stand and fight. If you run, you’ll only die tired.” – Viking saying

Beginning in 789...

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Format: 213 x 290mm (8 1⁄4 x 11 1⁄2”) hb
Extent: 224 pages
Word count: 50,000 words
Illustrations: more than 200 colour illustrations, photographs and maps
ISBN: 9781782742913


 
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


 
Glock: Collector's Guides

The Glock series of handguns represents one of the greatest steps forward in pistol design since the...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/4”) hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 50,000 words
Illustrations: 200 colour artworks and 60 colour and b/w photos
ISBN: 9781782742562


 
Stalin's Secret Police: A History of the CHEKA, OGPU, NKVD, SMERSH and KGB: 1917-1991

The infamous KGB of Cold War renown was the successor to a series of equally lethal state security agencies...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2") pb
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 120 b/w photos
Text: 70000 words
ISBN: 9781782743170


 
Fantastic Fearsome Beasts

African ogres with eyes in their feet, one-eyed giant dogs, a man trapped in the body of a werewolf, human...

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Extent: 96pp
Format: 213 x 290mm (81⁄2 x 111⁄2”)
Illustrations: 88 col a/ws
Word count: 20,000 words


 
Dinosaurs of the Jurassic World and beyond

Including flying dinosaurs and swimming dinosaurs, two-legged and four-legged dinosaurs, plant-eating and meat-...

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Extent: 64pp
Format: 213 x 290mm (81⁄2 x 111⁄2”)
Illustrations: Over 50 col a/ws
Word count: 3000 words


 
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


 
World's Greatest Civil Aircraft: An Illustrated History

Commercial air travel began just over a century ago. In that time there have been groundbreaking civilian...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (113⁄4 x 9”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 65,000 words
Illustrations: 200 colour artworks and photographs
ISBN: 9781782742456


 
World's Greatest Military Aircraft: An Illustrated History

Ever since man first took to the air, combat aircraft have been at the cutting edge of aviation technology,...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (113⁄4 x 9”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 65,000 words
Illustrations: 200 colour artworks and photographs
ISBN: 9781782742630


 
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


 
Dinosaur Fact Files app - *FREE DOWNLOAD*

“…neatly designed with bitesize, accessible text. In fact, it looks like the sort of app that will teach us...

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Free app for iPad.


 
Animals Visual Encyclopedia

From domestic cats to shire horses to dromedaries, from farmyard Jersey cattle to pandas to stick insects,...

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Format: 285 x 225mm (11½ x 8½”)
Extent: 448pp
Word count: 60,000 words
Illustrations: More than 1000 colour artworks
ISBN: 9781908273017


 
Visual Battle Guide: 7th Armoured Division at Villers-Bocage

In the days following the Allied D-Day landings in Normandy on 6 June 1944, the German forces rapidly...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9½ x 7½”)
Extent: 192 pages
Word count: 50,000 words
Illustrations: 150 colour artworks and b/w photographs
ISBN: 9781908273772


 
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: 9781782743903

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


 
Flying the World’s Greatest Combat Aircraft

A celebration of the experience of flying some of aviation’s most spectacular, powerful and dangerous machines...

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Format: 285mm x 220mm (111⁄4 x 9˝)
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 300 col photos
Text: 70,000 words
ISBN: 9781782744696

A previous edition was published under the title Flying the World's Greatest Aircraft.


 
Sea Combat: From World War I to the Present Day

Naval warfare – and the weapons used to conduct it – has changed greatly since World War I. Sea battles are no...

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Format: 285 x 211mm (11 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄4”)
Extent: 320pp
Word count: 80,000 words
Illustrations: 300 photos and a/ws
ISBN: 9781782743354

A previous 305 x 227mm (12 x 9”) edition was published under the title "Sea Warfare".


 
Land Combat: From World War I to the Present Day

Since 1914 the art and increasingly science of warfare has become ever deadlier. Tanks have become more mobile...

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Format: 285 x 211mm (11 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄4”)
Extent: 320pp
Word count: 80,000 words
Illustrations: 300 photos and a/ws
ISBN: 9781782743347

A previous 305 x 227mm (12 x 9”) edition was published under the title "Land Warfare".


 
Air Combat: From World War I to the Present Day

The first aerial warfare took place in 1911, but since then the weapons, techniques and outcome of warfighting...

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Format: 285 x 211mm (11 1⁄4 x 8 1⁄4”)
Extent: 320pp
Word count: 80,000 words
Illustrations: 300 photos and a/ws
ISBN: 9781782743330

A 305 x 227mm (12 x 9") hb edition was previously published as "Air Warfare"


 
Encyclopedia of Aircraft of WWII

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


 
Marine Life

Shores, seas and oceans are home to thousands of animals: from the mightiest sharks to jewel-like reef fish and...

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Format: 163 x 123mm (6 1/2 x 4 3/4") flexibound
Extent: 320pp
Illustrations: 300 colour a/ws
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782744450
Available as an app on iOS and Android


 
Uniforms of World War II

Uniforms of World War II is an illustrated collection of 260 of the most interesting and...

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Format: 285 x 213mm (11 1/4 x 8 1/2")
Extent: 288pp
Illustrations: 270 col a/w
Text: 80000 words
ISBN: 9781782743293


 
SS: Battles of the Waffen-SS

No military organisation has fought as well against such overwhelming odds as the Waffen-SS, but few have...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9½ x 7½") pb
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 120 b/w photos
Text: 60,000 words
ISBN: 9781782743705

An out-of-print hb edition was published under the title "SS: The Blood-Soaked Soil"


 
Personal Accounts of the Waffen-SS at War

No military organisation has fought as well against such overwhelming odds as the Waffen-SS, but few have...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2")
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 150 b/w photos
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782743699

An out of print hb edition was published under the title "SS: Loyalty is My Honour"


 
Instruments of Torture

The Instruments of Torture looks at the realities of torture, ranging from the earliest known...

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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)


 
How the Body Works

Where in the human body would you find the malleus? How much tear fluid does the average person produce each...

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Format: 285 x 227mm (111/4 x 9")
Extent: 512pp
Illustrations: 1,250 col photos & a/ws
Text: 260000 words
ISBN: 9781782744351


 
Hitler Youth: The Hitlerjugend in War and Peace 1933–45

"Whoever has the youth has the future. My teaching will be hard. Weakness will be knocked out of them. A...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9½ x 7½") pb
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 120 b/w photos
Text: 60,000 words
ISBN: 9781782743682

A hardback edition was previously available.


 
German Soldier in World War II

"No one can get past the German soldier." – Adolf Hitler

For the first three years of World War II, the...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9 x 7") pb
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 120 b/w photos
Text: 60,000 words
ISBN: 9781782743712

A hb edition was previously available.