Martin Toseland & Simon Toseland Infographica collects intriguing data from across the planet--for instance, the average lifespan of people living on each continent, the relative durations of the world's unmanned space probes, or the bite strength of the world's most dangerous predators--and presents it in stylish, inventive, and original infographics.
Quirky, irreverent, and visually appealing, this book is a must-have reference for anyone wishing to keep informed, as well as a primer on information design from the writing and design team of Martin and Simon Toseland.
Martin Toseland & Simon Toseland Remember Blind Man's Bluff, Pin the Tail and Murder in the Dark? Making daisy chains and collecting conkers? And when rainy afternoons meant card games and battleships?
Jam-packed with games and activities for all ages, 365 Family Games and Pastimes remembers all the classics we used to love, bringing them back for the entire family to enjoy.
Full of inspiration and thrifty ideas, this is an indispensible collection for birthday parties, family holidays and everyday fun.
Simon Toseland & Martin Toseland As long as there has been crime there has been crap crime. From the Garden of Eden onwards, most criminals must have been at least a bit crap - or else they wouldn't have been caught, right? OK, some real-life rogues like Bonnie and Clyde, or fictional villains like Moriarty, make breaking the law seem pretty glamorous. But not the failed felons banged up inside this book.
Crap Crimes is a hilarious compendium of criminal stupidity - from the woman who went to the police to complain that she had been sold poor-quality cocaine, to the burglar who left his phone charging in his victim's house. If you need proof that crime does not pay - or you just want a good laugh - then this is the book for you.
Simon Toseland In every walk of life, from relationships, to work, to politics, sport and the news, our everyday use of English harbours duplicities of meaning. We say 'I'm sorry' when we mean 'absolute nonsense', and write 'Yours faithfully' when we're thinking 'Sod you!' Jealousy, rage, love, affection we're equally good at disguising them all. Leaves on the Line compiles this secret language this 'double English' in a hilarious and forthright volume exposing the doublespeak of the British language. For the first time, everyday terms which we casually deploy to loved ones and total strangers, and have been thrown at us from the radio or TV will be 'glossed' (yes, we really mean 'stripped') to reveal the unadorned, raw truth below. The book will be over 200 hilarious phrases of common doublespeak and will be essential reading for everyone from puzzled foreigners to young people to whom the dark art of linguistic dissembling are not yet second nature. The book includes phrases and the truths behind them, such as: Transport: This service is delayed because of leaves on the track...' Social: I'm not being racist but...' Weather: 'Nice weather we're having...' Sport: We're taking each game as it comes...' Relationships: I've never met anyone like you before...' Polititcs: Spending on health has increased in real terms, year on year, since we were elected...'