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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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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.


 
Mental Fitness: The Elite Forces Way

How do soldiers cope with fear? What techniques does a sniper use to keep himself alert for hour after hour?...

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Format: 178 x 127mm (7 x 5”)
Extent: 192pp
Word count: 27,000 words
Illustrations: 160 b/w artworks


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
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


 
Human Body Mini Encyclopedia

Discover what humans are made of and how the body works in this fascinating and comprehensive guide to human...

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Format: 163 x 123mm (6 1/2 x 4 3/4")
Extent: 320pp
Illustrations: 300 col a/w
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782743774
Available as an app on iOS


 
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


 
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.


 
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


 
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.


 
Bugs [Mini Monsters]

The strangest and scariest monsters aren't always the biggest. Bugs profiles nature's tiniest...

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Format: 163 x 123mm (6 ½ x 4 ¾")
Extent: 320pp
Illustrations: 300 col a/ws
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782743248
Available as an app on iOS and Android


 
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


 
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.


 
World's Greatest Cars

The World's Greatest Cars brings together some of the most famous motor vehicles in the world...

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Format: 285 x 220mm (11 1/4 x 8 3/4")
Extent: 512pp
Illustrations: 1,750 col photos
Text: 110000 words
ISBN: 9781782744702