Compendia

six themed titles bound together into 416-page handcover volumes

Technical Secrets of the Traditional Visual Arts

DESIGNA

Technical Secrets of the Traditional Visual Arts

by Adam Tetlow and Daud Sutton and Lisa DeLong and Scott Olsen and David Wade and Phoebe McNaughton

Physical Book: £16.99

Description:

Have you ever stared at patterned wallpaper and wondered how it was designed? Been captivated by some priceless Celtic art? Or boggled at a beautiful Islamic pattern? Have you ever stepped back and thought about the illusion of reality your senses create for you? Or pondered the symmetries which inform your feelings of what seems right? Is there a Golden secret, revealed by nature herself, which is common to all of the traditional arts? Packed with information and exquisite illustrations by more than twelve expert authors, Designa is the ultimate sourcebook for visual artists and designers of every kind.

Studies in Stone

MEGALITH

Studies in Stone

by Hugh Newman and Howard Crowhurst and Robin Health and Evelyn Francis and Gerald Ponting and Gordon Strong and Chris Mansell and Alexander Thom and John Martineau

Physical Book: £16.99

Description:

How do you predict eclipses at Stonehenge? Why do the Carnac alignments follow geological fault lines? Was Avebury intentionally sited precisely one seventh of a circle down from the north pole? Why are so many stone circles egg-shaped or flattened? What is the meaning of the designs in ancient rock art? Do you really have to wait nineteen years to visit the remote site of Callanish? What were the ancients up to? These are our oldest buildings, our first messages, our earliest visual art. With eight authors, and packed with detailed information and exquisite rare illustrations, Megalith is a timeless and valuable sourcebook for anyone interested in prehistory.

Mathematics Physics Chemistry Biology and Astronomy for All

SCIENCIA

Mathematics Physics Chemistry Biology and Astronomy for All

by Burkard Polster and Matthew Watkins and Matt Tweed and Gerard Cheshire and Lindi Houseman and Moff Betts

Physical Book: £16.99

Description:

Curious about quarks, quasars and the fantastic universe around you? Ever wanted to explore a mathematical proof? Need some trigonometry fast? Want to swat up on physics, chemistry, or learn some new biology? Ever wondered why your scratches itch just before you go to sleep? Beautifully illustrated and packed with fascinating and useful information, SCIENCIA is the ultimate one-stop science reference book for inquisitive readers of all ages. Whether you just want to brush up on what you learnt at school, still are at school or never went to school, these pages will test you, stretch you, and make you brainier. Scientia brings together the six bestselling science books from the 'Wooden Books' series. Together they cover almost the whole of the A-level syllabus in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.

The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number Geometry Music and Cosmology

QUADRIVIUM

The Four Classical Liberal Arts of Number Geometry Music and Cosmology

by Miranda Lundy and Daud Sutton and Anthony Ashton and Jason Martineau and John Martineau

Physical Book: £16.99

Description:

The Quadrivium consists of the four Liberal Arts of Number, Geometry, Music, and Cosmology, studied from antiquity to the Renaissance as a way of glimpsing the nature of reality. They synthesize number, space, and time. Geometry is number in space, music is number in time, and the cosmos expresses number in space and time. Number, music, and geometry are metaphysical truths, good and beautiful everywhere at all times. Life across the universe investigates them. They foreshadow the physical sciences. This is the first volume to bring together the Quadrivium for many hundreds of years

The Three Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar Logic and Rhetoric

TRIVIUM

The Three Classical Liberal Arts of Grammar Logic and Rhetoric

by John Michell and Rachel Holley and Octavia Wynne and Earl Fontainelle and Adina Arvatu and Andrew Aberdein and Gregory Beabout and Mike Hannis and Alice O'Neill and John Martineau

Physical Book: £16.99

Description:

The TRIVIUM consists of the three liberal arts pertaining to language.  Grammar, logic, and rhetoric have been studied for over two thousand years as a way of refining both a speaker and their speech.  With extra sections on euphonics, poetic meter and form, ethics, and proverbs, this unique compendium contains a wealth of rare information. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about the power of ‘P’, the hypnotic quality of anapestic tetrameter, or how to change the mood of a verb, then look no further.  If you’ve ever needed to spot a red herring, wield a zeugma, or improve your ethos, then this is the book for you.