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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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2017
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WORLD WAR II ABANDONED PLACES

A rusting anti-aircraft fort in the North Sea. A German submarine base in France. A Flak tower in a Viennese...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (11 3⁄4 x 9”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10,000 words
Illustrations: 150 colour photographs
ISBN: 9781782745495


 
DOGS IN CARS

Some are behind the wheel, others mere passengers watching the world go by; some are vociferous navigators,...

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Format: 120 x 213mm (4 3/4 x 8 1/2")
Extent: 96 pages
Illustrations: 90 colour photographs
ISBN: 9781782745457


 
CATS IN BASKETS

There are few things cuter in the world than this combination: cats and baskets. Featuring 90 colour...

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Format: 120 x 213mm (4 3/4 x 8 1/2")
Extent: 96 pages
Illustrations: 90 colour photographs
ISBN: 9781782745457


 
WORLD'S GREATEST AIRCRAFT CARRIERS

On 9 May 1912 the first take-off from a ship was made from the deck of the HMS Hibernia. In July 1918, seven...

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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: 9781782745242


 
TOP 50 TANKS

Counting from 50 down to the very best all-time tank at number 1, Top 50 Tanks features the...

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Format: 264 x 208mm (102⁄5 x 81⁄5”)
Extent: 208 pages
Word count: 40,000 words
Illustrations: 300 artworks and photographs
ISBN: 9781782745280


 
TOP 50 MILITARY AIRCRAFT

Ranked from 50 to 1, the Top 50 Military Aircraft selects the greatest military aircraft of...

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Format: 264 x 208mm (102⁄5 x 81⁄5”)
Extent: 208 pages
Word count: 40,000 words
Illustrations: 300 artworks and photographs
ISBN: 9781782745297


 
GREATEST BATTLES IN HISTORY

Civilizations have been fighting each other for thousands of years. Some mighty civilizations have left few...

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Format: 264 x 208mm (101⁄2 x 81⁄4”)
Extent: 320pp
Word count: 125,000 words
Illustrations: More than 400 maps, illustrations and photographs
ISBN: 9781782745440


 
HAUNTED PLACES

The strange cries heard at night in a dilapidated penitentiary, the glimpse of a ‘White Lady’ floating through...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (113⁄4 x 9”) hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10,000 words
Illustrations: 150 colour photographs
ISBN 9781782745211


 
ABANDONED WRECKS

From ships left high and dry after the retraction of the Aral sea to Titanic at the bottom of the Atlantic,...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (113⁄4 x 9”) hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10,000 words
Illustrations: 170 colour photographs
ISBN 9781782745204


 
ABANDONED CASTLES

An ancient hilltop fortress. A crusader citadel in the West Bank. A fairytale medieval castle fallen into ruin...

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Format: 297 x 227mm (113⁄4 x 9”) hb
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 10,000 words
Illustrations: 150 colour photographs
ISBN 9781782745228


 
INFANTRY COMBAT

From the trenches of the Somme to the ruins of Stalingrad to the deserts of Iraq, the role of the infantry...

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Format: 245 x 183mm (93⁄4 x 71⁄4”) pb
Extent: 176pp
Word count: 60,000 words
Illustrations: 150 black-and-white photographs, 20 black-and-white battle maps
ISBN: 9781782745365


 
TANK COMBAT

From its first appearance on the battlefields of World War I, the tank struck fear into the enemy’s hearts. As...

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Format: 245 x 183mm (93⁄4 x 71⁄4”) pb
Extent: 176 pages
Word count: 60,000 words
Illustrations: 150 b/w photographs, 25 b/w line drawings
ISBN: 9781782745358


 
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


 
ABANDONED PLACES

Steam trains half-buried in the desert, roller coasters entangled in trees, hulks of ships perched high and dry...

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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


 
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


 
DOGS GONE BAD

In 2006, a woman in China crashed her car while giving her dog a driving lesson. In 1924, a labrador was...

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Format: 153 x 153mm (6 x 6”)
Extent: 96 pages
Illustrations: 45 colour photographs and photomontages
Word count: 3,000 words
ISBN: 9781782743217 hb


 
CATS GONE BAD

Can cats really be accessories to a planned prison break? Yes. In 2013, a cat was found walking into the...

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Format: 153 x 153mm (6 x 6”)
Extent: 96 pages
Illustrations: 45 colour photographs and photomontages
Word count: 3,000 words
ISBN: 9781782743200 hb


 
CELTS

“They cut off the heads of enemies slain in battle and attach them to the necks of their horses… They embalm...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/3”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 58,000 words
Illustrations: 180 colour and b/w photographs, artworks, maps and illustrations
ISBN: 9781782741664


 
SAMURAI WARRIOR: The Golden Age of Japan’s Elite Warriors 1560–1615

During Japan’s Warring States period, centuries of strife had left the country divided and leaderless. Those...

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Format: 285 x 213mm portrait or 213 x 290mm (8 1⁄4 x 11 1⁄2”) landscape
Extent: 224 pages
Word count: 50,000 words
Illustrations: more than 200 colour illustrations, photographs and maps
ISBN: 9781782744993 (Portrait)
ISBN: 9781782741688 (Landscape)


 
DARK HISTORY OF HOLLYWOOD

'Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul.' –...

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Format: 244 x 186mm (9½ x 7¼")
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 53,000 words
Illustrations: 180 colour and b/w photographs
ISBN: 9781782741091


 
VIKINGS: A History of the Norse People

Beginning in 789AD, the Vikings raided monasteries, sacked cities and invaded western Europe. They looted and...

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Format: 242 x 185mm (9½ x 7¼”)
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 60,000 words
Illustrations: 200 colour and b/w photographs, artworks, maps and illustrations
ISBN: 9781782740612
ebook ISBN: 9781782740827 (epub)
ebook ISBN: 9781782740827 (Kindle)


 
GERMANY'S SECRET WEAPONS OF WORLD WAR II

The German Third Reich had the most technologically advanced and innovative weapons industries in World War II...

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Format: 264 x 208mm (10½ x 8¼")
Extent: 224pp
Illustrations: 160 b/w and colour photographs, artworks and maps
Word count: 60,000 words
ISBN 9781909160569


 
SURVIVAL TECHNIQUES: SAS and Elite Forces Guide

Survival Techniques takes you through all the things you need to know about surviving...

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Format: 178 x 127mm (7 x 5”) hb
Extent: 320pp
Word count: 45,000 words
Illustrations: 150 b/w artworks
ISBN: 9781782742425


 
CIVIL AIRCRAFT [Mini Encyclopedia]

Civil Aircraft features 300 non-military planes ranging from the earliest pioneers to the...

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Format: 163 x 123mm (6 1/2 x 4 3/4") flexi
Extent: 320pp
Illustrations: 300 col a/w
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782745563
Available as an app on iOS and Android


 
DARK HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENTS

Detailing the disgraces and struggles of all previous 44 Presidents from Washington to George W Bush and Barack...

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Format: 285 x 213mm (11¼ x 8½") hb
Extent: 256pp
Illustrations: 190 col & b/w photographs & a/ws
Text: 60,000 words
ISBN: 9781782740278 print
ISBN: 9781908696281 ebook

Also available as an ebook
Ebook ISBN: 9781908696281


 
WORLD'S WORST INVENTIONS

Featuring disastrous designs, poor patents and drawing-board duds, World’s Worst Inventions...

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Format: 120 x 161mm (43⁄4 x 61⁄2”)
Extent: 320pp
Illustrations: 300 colour photographs & a/ws
Text: 40,000 words
ISBN: 9781782745532


 
HOW TO SURVIVE A DISASTER: SAS and Elite Forces Guide

What do you do if your aircraft ditches in the sea? Or your building is on fire? Or you are the victim of a...

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Format: 188 x 137mm (7 1/2 x 5 1/2”)
Extent: 320pp
Illustrations: 300 b/w a/ws
Text: 40,000 words
ISBN: 9781782745488

A 178 x 127mm (7 x 5”) pb edition [ISBN: 9781906626822] called Crisis Survival is no longer available.


 
DINOSAURS (Encyclopedia)

For 150 million years, dinosaurs were the undisputed rulers of the Earth. Today, these great lizards still fire...

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Format: 305 x 227mm (12 x 9")
Extent: 448pp
Illustrations: 750 col photos & a/ws
Text: 90000 words
ISBN: 9781782745419


 
WOMEN AT WAR IN WORLD WAR II

When the men went off to the front in World War II, a huge vacuum was left behind in the family, in the...

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Format: 268 x 205mm (10 1/2 x 8")
Extent: 256pp
Illustrations: 300 col & b/w photos
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782745471

A previous out-of-print edition titled "Women at War" was available in the 285 x 213mm (11 1/4 x 8 1/2") format.


 
SUPERCARS (Landscape Pocket Guide)

Fast, glamorous and extravagant, a supercar encapsulates the romance, power and freedom of the motor car in one...

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Format: 120 x 161mm (4 3/4 x 6 1/2") flexi
Extent: 320pp
Illustrations: 225 col photos, 150 col & b/w a/ws
Text: 40000 words
ISBN: 9781782745549


 
SS: HITLER’S INSTRUMENT OF TERROR

In the beginning just a handful of men were raised to be Adolf Hitler’s personal bodyguard, the SS – meaning...

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Format: 295 x 234mm (11½ x 9¾")
Extent: 304pp
Illustrations: 50 col & 220 b/w photos
Text: 110,000 words
ISBN: 9781782740285

An earlier edition was published in the following format:
Format: 285 x 213mm (11 1/4 x 8 1/2")
Extent: 256pp
Illustrations: 40 col & 180 b/w photos
Text: 90,000 words


 
SHIPS

Ships contains 300 mercantile and military vessels arranged in chronological order, from...

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Format: 120 x 161mm (4 3/4 x 6 1/2") pb
Extent: 320pp
Illustrations: 300 col a/ws
Text: 40000 words
ISBN: 9781782745518


 
FIRST AID SURVIVAL GUIDE

First Aid Survival Guide covers everything you need to know about administering urgent medical...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9½ x 7½") pb
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 120 b/w a/ws
Text: 60,000 words
ISBN: 9781782745389
First published in hb as Survival First Aid


 
ORIENT EXPRESS

The Orient Express is a name synonymous with luxury train travel in Europe. In 1883, the first train with its...

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Format: 297 x 225mm UK/ 288 x 218mm USA
Extent: 112pp
Illustrations: 90 b/w photos & 10 line a/w
Text: 35000 words
ISBN: 9781782746027 (UK)
ISBN: 9781782746331 (USA)


 
HOW TO SURVIVE IN THE CITY

For most people, the art of survival is all about how to cope when deprived of the comforts of home – finding...

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Format: 240 x 189mm (9 1/2 x 7 1/2") pb
Extent: 192pp
Illustrations: 120 b/w a/ws
Text: 60000 words
ISBN: 9781782745372
Previously published in hb as The Handbook of Urban Survival


 
AIRCRAFT OF WORLD WAR II (Landscape Pocket Guide)

This book details the design and specifications of over 70 of the most important warplanes used in World War II...

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Format: 120 x 161mm (4 3/4 x 6 1/2") flexi
Extent: 320pp
Illustrations: 225 col photos, 150 col & b/w a/ws
Text: 40000 words
ISBN: 9781782745556