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BBC History Classic Stories (1)
BBC History Collectors Edition (1)
BBC Wildlife (5)
BBC World Histories (1)
Bird Watching (4)
Model Rail (12)
Practical Fishkeeping (3)
Practical Photography (4)
Steam Railway (2)
Your Horse (1)
Bird Watching April 2017£4.30
Our latest issue celebrates the dawn chorus – one of nature’s greatest glories! We explain how birds sing and why they do it. Plus, learn birdwatching jargon so you can tell your Cuddys from your Fudge Ducks.
We also put Leica’s latest binoculars – the Ultravid 8×32 HD Plus – to the test, readers can get 15% off Country Innovation clothing and naturalist, author and TV producer Stephen Moss answers a series of birdwatching questions.
Elsewhere, we’ve 10 new great birdwatching sites recommended just for you and we reveal what to expect with birdwatching trips to Guatemala, Central America, and Belfast.
Bird species covered in this issue include Woodcock, Coal Tit, Mallard and Yellowhammer.
Enjoy the issue.
Practical Photography Spring 2017£5.49
Get 8 free gifts including exclusive tips cards, 75 minutes of new camera and editing videos, 164 pages of inspiration and advice, and lots more…
Learn new skills with 4 natural world tips cards, watch and learn with our biggest video disc yet, and improve your macro shots with our latest collection of Photoshop Actions
Inspiration and advice
Explore the beauty of the natural world with our 14-page skills guide, discover the art of creative self-portraits with three brilliant projects, apply advanced RAW edits in Lightroom, and much more
The world’s best photographers
Mark Bauer shares his top tips for atmospheric landscapes, Tim Laman talks exotic wildlife adventures and what it means to win Wildlife Photographer of the Year, and Chris Porsz unveils the personal project 40 years in the making
Take a first look at Canon’s EOS 77D, find out whether Fuji’s X-T20 is the perfect CSC, discover the ten best macro lenses under £1000, and check out five low-level tripods for macro
Practical Fishkeeping Spring ’17 Issue 5£4.40
In this issue:
FREE! 24-page pond guide pull out!
Dwarf stars! Meet a group of cichlids that you'll really take a shine to
A whiter shade of pale – points to consider with albino fish
Aquascaping made simple – easy plants for a beautiful aquarium
The long and thin of it – eel alternatives for smaller tanks
- Discover the emperor tetra's colourful cousin
- We visit a top catfish breeder
- Dwarf snakeheads
- Fish in the shops
- Camouflage on the reef
- Treat itchy fish
- Inspirational aquariums
- Avoid Spring pond problems
- Scotland shoptour
BBC Wildlife April 2017£3.99
In this issue;
British spring – What is happening to our seasons?
Fish hunter – A global predator that’s equally loved… and hated
Liz Bonnin – “Why we are all responsible for the Galapagos”
Avian curiosity – Is this the most bonkers bird on earth?
The real Gerald Durrell… and what came next
Oil spill! – The aftermath of the world’s first mega-disaster
Wombat hospital – The most heart-warming images you’ve ever seen
PLUS how to get a zebra out of a tree
Model Rail April 2017 Issue 233£4.10
In this issue:
Your chance to WIN! A Dave Lowery painted Class 92!
Classic luxury – 14 trains to give your layout some glitz and glamour
Two nations – one layout! Paul Lunn’s ingenious design revealed
Nuremberg Toyfair – what you need to look out for in 2017
Royal Scotsman – build a unique observation car this weekend
Grand Hibernian – create the British Isles’ newest luxury train
Caley Sleeper – how to give your ’92’ a new look
Pullman cars – your indispensable guide to where they ran and how to tell them apart
- How to make a tree in an evening
- Beginner’s guide to fitting decoders
- Create a unique DEMU from everyday parts
- Make your own headboards
PLUS 8 new models revealed!
- Bachmann Stanier 2-6-0
- Bachmann Thompson coaches
- Dapol ‘A1X’ 0-60T
- Dapol 12t vent van
- Hatton’s ’14XX’
- Heljan ‘1361’ 0-6-0ST
- Hornby coke wagon
- Minitrains Bagnall 0-4-0IST
BBC History Classic Stories; The Story of the Tudors£9.99
This special Tudors edition from BBC History Magazine focuses on the rise and fall of a dynasty, from Henry VII to Elizabeth I.
The Tudors are inescapable. It may be 400 years since they last ruled England, but the likes of Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Anne Boleyn have captured our imaginations to a far greater extent than any other historical characters. Here at BBC History Magazine we share that fascination with the Tudors, who not only lived dramatic lives but also oversaw tremendous changes in the fabric of the country. We have explored numerous different aspects of their reigns over the years and for this special edition we have collected some of the finest articles we have run in the magazine, all written by expert historians, together with some exciting new content.
Over the following pages you will discover the stories of all the Tudor monarchs: how they lived, how they ruled and why they mattered. Plus you will find out about the great evens of the era, including the Spanish Armanda, the Reformation and the revolution in English drama.
Britains Model Trains 2017£7.99
Britain’s Model Trains 2017 will be a reliable and valuable reference guide throughout your modelling year.
It’s been another busy year for British outline model railways with dozens of new products released, announced or gradually making their way through the development process. There’s so much going on that it can be difficult to keep up with. That’s where this unique annual guide comes into it’s own!
BBC History Collector’s Edition: Medieval Kings & Queens£9.99
Inside this special collector’s edition we get beneath the skin of some fascinating rulers of medieval Britain. We examine the caring side of Henry V, ask whether the Black Prince was a noble hero or a rampaging villain and we aim to find the truth about Richard III, ‘Bad’ King John and the crusading Richard the Lionheart.
We also explore the stories of royal women unafraid to fight for their thrones and families; including Isabella the rebellious queen of Edward II, Eleanor of Aquitaine who set her sons against her husband and Matilda, whose claim to the crown caused the bloody ‘Anarchy’.
Plus much more!
Bird Watching March 2017£4.30
In this issue:
- Why feeding a family makes birds easier to see
- Courtship, nesting & mating explained
- get close to owls to create a love of nature
Now you see them! One man’s success in attracting the elusive Tree Sparrow
Goosefest! Discover wildfowl to boost your #My200Birdchallenge
A year to remember – what were 2016’s most astonishing rare birds?
The best ever binoculars? Put to the test
Practical Photography April 2017£5.49
In this issue:
New ways to get creative: Complete British wildlife guide, Definitive wedding shotlist & landscapes with a twist.
10 best telephoto zoom lenses under £1200
Photo Apps: 5 tools you need to download
Three ways to trigger your camera remotely
Are CSCs really smaller and lighter than DSLRs?
Convert RAW files like a pro in Adobe Lightroom
Complete test on Fujifilm X100F
Plus! 10 great projects to stretch your imagination
- out of stock
Practical Fishkeeping April 2017£4.40
In this issue:
Bright ideas for small spaces – discover some tiny fish with HUGE impact
Is this the perfect fish for your reef tank?
Fish with personality: meet the bold and beautiful Vieja
Our biggest ever filter test: We compare 50 internals from £10 to £70
Coveted catfish – the Corydoras with a £240 price tag
How to buy and settle in new Corals
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- Lifestyle (42)
- Motorcycling (30)
- Motoring (44)
- Science & Technology (16)
- Sport (16)
- Sports Programmes (3)
- Travel (6)
- Walking & Outdoors (22)