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A father & son go on a week long journey round Scotland to see at first hand some of the great environmental, social, employment & regeneration projects which are happening. From Dunbar in the south east of Scotland to Knoydart in the north west they meet people involved in projects which demonstrate new ways of living. Supported by: Development Trusts Association Scotland. Postcards from Scotland is a series of short books designed to stimulate & communicate new thinking & ways of living.

The authors of this visionary book look at health in Scotland and beyond health to the main social, economic, environmental and cultural challenges of our times. By setting out the ‘challenges of modernity’ and showing how we are living through ‘a change of age’, they examine the type of transformational change required to create a more resilient and healthy Scotland. Postcards from Scotland is a series of short books designed to stimulate and communicate new thinking and ways of living.

New! This book describes the dominance of materialist values, the media and business in all our lives and how this is leading to a loss of individual and collective well-being Covering psychology, politics and economics, Carol Craig looks at many of the big issues of our times – debt, inequality, political apathy, loss of self-esteem, pornography and the rise of celebrity culture.

"The Obree Way - a training manual for cyclists" the new eBook from British cycling legend Graeme Obree is now available as an eBook on all devices. j.mp/PnObree

This walking guide features 40 moderate walks that take in much of this celebrated landscape, but reveals hidden gems too. In spite of its popularity Skye is still rich in undiscovered treasures, from coastal caves and arches, ruined villages cruelly cleared of their inhabitants, to fossilised dinosaur footprints and a rich array of wildlife. $9.49

This fantastic new volume by rising star of outdoors journalism Dan Bailey is all you need for tackling this classic walk. Containing 15 optional hill and glen detours as well as stunning photography, clear mapping of the West Highland Way itself and information on where to eat and sleep along the way, this value-for-money guide is set to become a classic. $9.49

Carol Craig subjects Glasgow's post-industrial image as "Scotland with style" to a long-overdue and honest scrutiny. This book powerfully shows that many citizens languish as a result of mental ill-health, physical illness, deprivation, worklessness, gangs, drink and family breakdown. "I was unprepared for the impact. A must read & a real tear jerker!" Cathy McCormack "A wonderfully clear-headed account of the connections between wealth & health in Glasgow" Trevor Royle, Sunday Herald

On October 13th 1939 following a huge explosion in Scapa Flow, Orkney, one of the Royal Navy’s top battleships, HMS Royal Oak rolled over and sank. Already the subject of a TV documentary film, Last Dawn is now a text for the study of World War II in schools.

One of Scotland's unsung exports to the world, the Clydesdale was once widely used in farming, construction, commerce and in war. Mary Bromilow has researched the breed and has lovingly collected a rare archive of photos many of which are presented in this beautiful book. She charts the history of the Clydesdale and brings the status of these magnificent horses bang up to date. A must-have for horse lovers.

Scotland's history is a subject of endless fascination. But where to start? The Romans or the Picts? The influence of the English from Norman times? The Auld Alliance with the French and the Scottish Enlightenment? Scotland the Brief covers modern times, the age of North Sea oil and the continuing resonance of the Thatcher era and the reconvening in 1999 of the Scottish Parliament after 300 years.

Robert Burns, born in 1759 and who died young in 1796, is the national bard of Scotland. His poems and songs are performed and sung the world over to this day. 'extremely well-written and researched and entertaining. . . this book fills a genuine gap in providing for the first time a biography of Burns that is suitable for younger readers' - Dr Gerard Carruthers"

The story of the Williams sisters is bigger than the bare facts of the tennis record books. They are two girls who came from the ghetto to dominate in a sport that has always been seen as middle class and almost exclusively played by white players. The Williams sisters are proud African-Americans. Yet their triumphs have been forged out of hard labour and tainted by genuine tragedy. Serena and Venus Williams are a phenomenon. They are the very stuff of legend.

Fairness, equality, leadership and justice had been values instilled in prisoner 46664 from his earliest years among his Xhosa people. Nelson Mandela had been a leading figure in the struggle for change in the apartheid state of South Africa. More than four decades after his imprisonment the name Mandela continues to be an inspiration in the on-going struggle to create a better world.

Muhammad Ali is said to exude ‘the very spirit of the twentieth century’. Award-winning sports writer Hugh MacDonald asks what makes Ali so intriguing to the world far beyond boxing? Cassius Marcellus Clay was his ‘slave name’, and Muhammad Ali is the name he took when he embraced the Islamic religion. He lived through a revolutionary time in America where old prejudices about race were questioned by a generation of blacks. And Ali stuck to his principles in the face of prejudice. $3.81

Chris Dolan captures the essence of John Lennon’s creative life and work. From a painful and bewildering childhood in Liverpool to world renown, his and fellow Beatles’ sheer musicianship, inventiveness, imagination, skill and ambition are awesome. Lennon’s life is an inspiration. $3.81

Charles Dickens - Hard times and Great Expectations $3.81

The Scots' Crisis of Confidence In this brand new edition, Carol Craig further exposes Scots’ attitutes to and predeliction for negativity. She offers a refreshingly different analysis of the big themes of Scottish culture. $9.49

This walking guide features 40 moderate walks that take in much of this celebrated landscape, but reveals hidden gems too. In spite of its popularity Skye is still rich in undiscovered treasures, from coastal caves and arches, ruined villages cruelly cleared of their inhabitants, to fossilised dinosaur footprints and a rich array of wildlife. $9.49

Twitter has 100,000,000 active users and 230,000,000 Tweets per day. Hitwise, the Web measurement company, reports that Twitter has risen eightfold in the last year. It’s time get on there and find out what all the fuss is about. That's what this book is for; to help you get started and to give you some ideas that will make Twitter useful for you and your organisation. As Gil Scott-Heron said, 'Panic now, avoid the rush'. $4.69

Northern England & IOM guide - eBook. From the Mersey to the Solway and the Isle of Man in the West and the Humber to Berwick in the east, ‘up north’ is described to us in the author’s own inimitable style. $31.99

South West Sea Kayaking guide - eBook In this new edition, the south-west coast of England is described in 50 great voyages, from the Isle of Wight to the Scilly Isles to the Severn Estuary. $31.99

Welsh Sea Kayaking guide - eBook. A selection of fifty great sea kayak voyages around the coast of Wales. $31.99