In this undergraduate level book we look at the beautiful coral reefs and mangrove swamps of the tropics. We study coral anatomy and growth and look at their global distribution and ecology. We discover the geological aspects of coral reef formation and look at how simple coral animals evolved throughout their geological history. We look at the delicate symbiotic relationships between the tiny reef organisms and their coral hosts and at the marvelous array of coral reef fishes and their ecology. 

The book is a comprehensive review of the tropical marine environment suitable for those wishing to read about the subject in more depth than is generally covered in books and also for students wishing to learn about tropical marine environments as a preparation for undergraduate level study or as additional reading for marine biology and general biology courses. 

The book covers the following topics: • The structure of corals • The distribution and zonation of coral reefs • Distribution of corals worldwide • Reef formation • The diversity of coral reefs • Disturbance to coral reefs • Associated species • Symbiotic relationships • The threats to coral reefs • Mangrove forests • Conservation management


Travel and adventure

A New Zealand Adventure

Narrative non-fiction. 

The escapades of Ruth and her fisherman husband in New Zealand.



The number of people with some form of shyness has increased, and research now suggests that up to 50% of people experience shyness or social anxiety. This fascinating exploration of evolutionary psychology and the brain aims to show that shyness and introversion is a naturally evolved human trait and that shyness – rather than being a problem should be celebrated as the gift it is. 

Topics include: 

Ways to increase self-confidence and self-esteem 

Body language 

Practical ways to overcome shyness in social situations 

Techniques to cope with social anxiety, including behavioural therapy Tips for meeting and interacting with new people 

How to have a successful conversation 

Finding a romantic partner 

In this warm and comprehensive guide, Ruth Searle PhD, biologist, writer and former nurse, shows that being shy can be something to enjoy rather than to fear.

‘Excellent Read! Really takes the subject apart in a logical sequential way using language that is easily accessible while very well researched and up to date. Having shyness in the title makes the book seem a little lightweight and unsophisticated but it is anything but.’ Amazon reviewer (1st edition)


This fascinating book uses a powerful new approach - neuropsychology - to help you find the freedom to live the life you want. Drawing on the science of the brain and behaviour, it explores how the living brain works, the nature of consciousness and of reality itself. The Thinking Person's Guide to Happiness will help you to harness the power of your mind and brain to identify your true desires for life. By directing your focus, you can make those changes you need to and realize your heartfelt dreams. 

Topics include:

Understanding how your brain thinks

Identifying your goals and finding your true path

Changing ingrained belief systems and mind blocks

How to focus and persist

Turning thought into reality

The power of your subconscious

Staying motivated and coping with setbacks


Are you looking for freedom, success, happiness and purpose in your life?

Life is too short to and precious to muddle through, achieving less than we are capable of and settling for less than we deserve. This fascinating book will help you to harness natural laws to help you succeed, find your dreams and reach for your highest aspirations. 

Transform self-imposed limitations into the mastery of achieving personal freedom, love and fulfillment. Learn how to plan for success, to be happy ‘right now’ and find your own unique purpose in life. 

This inspiring yet practical lifestyle guide carries a big message!


This Little Book is about… 

Being as happy as we are capable of being 

Living up to our full potential 

Finding lasting happiness and our purpose in life 

Learning to be happy now!

Making the best of ourselves and our lives


This little book offers insight into our world with the help of a litter of kittens and their mum. 

Ruth Searle shares some of her personal philosophy on life through her observation of her cats. It's full of cute and funny photos of the kittens as they are growing up along with pertinent quotes from some of the great thinkers in history. 

This is a little book with a big message and some thought provoking observations.


This Little Book is about... 

Being as healthy as we are capable of being 

Living up to our full potential 

Reconnecting with nature 

Looking and feeling great

Making the best of ourselves and our lives. 


Compulsive overeating and bulimia disorders affects an estimated 30 percent of the population in the UK. As well as obesity, common results include shame, guilt and social distress, while physical complications include the risk of fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes and some cancers as well as a host of unpleasant symptoms. A psychological approach to overeating can be an effective form of treatment. But in this practical book, Ruth Searle also examines the physical and physiological causes of the disorder which are often overlooked. 

The topics covered include: • Understanding how the modern diet contributes to food addiction • The motivations for eating and drinking • Why a natural diet is best • Why diets don't work • Finding your triggers for overeating • Taking control again • Coping with eating and social situations • Your lifetime plan for keeping your weight under control 

Breaking Free of Compulsive Overeating and Bulimia shows that there are simple, effective and enjoyable ways of overcoming compulsive eating and bulimia. Ruth Searle explores how sufferers can free themselves from addictive cravings, discover their social and psychological triggers and, instead of dieting, establish a lifetime plan of healthy eating and sensible exercise.


Increasing numbers of adults are being diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, while children diagnosed with autistic spectrum disorders - an estimated 300,000 in the UK - are growing up. 

Until recently, most information has been aimed at children with the condition, or parents. Asperger syndrome (AS) in adulthood brings different challenges, and, crucially, there are far fewer resources. 

According to I Exist, the National Society for Autism's report on how the needs of autistic adults are ignored and 45% of councils have no process for managing how autistic adults receive support if they don't fulfill the criteria for either learning disability or mental health services. As a result, adults are left to cope alone - and often don't cope well, with depression and other mental health problems as the result. Conversely, some adults with Asperger syndrome have learned to cover up their problems, so signs of the condition will often be quite subtle. 

This book addresses issues faced by adults with Asperger syndrome, and looks at the potential of these adults, exploring how they may contribute on their own terms.


Slim While You Sleep: neural re-programming for weight loss

Former Weight Loss Clinic director, Grace Butters, has developed a new weight loss therapy called Neural Re-programming, which is entirely personal to you and tackles your own unique problems and issues with food and dieting quickly and simply. It’s like having your own personal therapist. Slim While You Sleep helps you to find solutions that suit you and is a brand new and innovative new way to harness the incredible power of your brain to help you achieve effortless and permanent weight loss – while you sleep!

• Re-programmes your mind and body together for slimming success

• Helps you to stop your physiological triggers for overeating

• Discover your own very personal physical and mental barriers to losing weight (they could be simpler than you imagine)

• Stop dieting forever

• No points, calorie counting or special recipes

• Discover your personal thinking style and find out how your brain works to maximise success

• Discover how to use biofeedback techniques to help you achieve your perfect body

• Comprehensive programme to harmonise your mind and body to achieve incredibly easy weight loss

Neural Re-programming harnesses a powerful natural property of the brain and literally re-wires your brain for effortless weight loss. It’s not meditation, hypnosis or any kind of new age ‘mumbo-jumbo’ but a scientifically designed programme that works with your brain, mind and body together to achieve absolute success. There’s nothing like it anywhere else….


Fat busting in the 21st Century! 

Losing weight with lasers is a little known but thoroughly tried and tested way to lose weight fast.  Clinical trial results prove that combining laser lipolysis with a specific combination of foods can accelerate weight loss by an incredible 68%. It’s the effortless, fast and permanent way to lose total body weight and target inch loss where you want it on those fatty trouble spots. Author and former clinic owner, Grace Butters, explains how to lose weight fast with lasers and keep it off for life. 


GRAZIA - 13th May 2009 “Lazy girl’s lipo” sit on a laser for half an hour and melt away your fat? Sounds a bit far-fetched, right? Well the tape measure doesn’t lie and we can confirm that you’ll lose inches with Laser Lipo.” PRIMA magazine - 12th March 2009 I definitely noticed it was flatter after just two sessions. Overall I lost 10cm’s. RED magazine - 9th September 2009 I‘m a converted cynic. This is amazing and I haven’t put the inches back, despite doing no exercise. ELLE magazine - 5th August 2009 An hour later, I’m done. I’m delighted to discover both my arms are half an inch slimmer and after a second session; they shrink by a further half n inch each. Two weeks on and I still look like a tricep dip queen. I’m thrilled - Laser Lipo works. Celebs magazine - 5th August 2009 I‘d lost half a CM off the flabbiest bit and my skin felt lots tighter. A few days later, my skin still felt super-taught and smooth and my upper arm was now 1cm smaller, I’ll be booking more sessions ASAP. 'Well worth it! I recommend losing weight with lasers. I had 8 treatments and had a loss of 6.3 inches. Feeling your clothes getting looser is great!' L. Casey 'This is my seventh treatment for me. I felt the difference from the first treatment. It's made a big difference and I feel it in my clothes, especially trousers - the size has changed a lot. It's safe and no pain or surgery - I really like it and advise anyone who wants to get rid of fat to use Laser Lipo. The most important thing is that it is cheap. Thank you Grace, you were very kind with me'. Zahara Alsheriff (from Saudi Arabia). Zahara lost 13.2 inches over a course of 8 treatments - our record so far... 'I'm very delighted with the results - I lost 2.8" just on my first session! I'm now able to fit back into the jeans I haven't worn in a year!' Jane C, Cardiff


This book shows you how to set up an art and craft gallery or shop for less that £1,000. 

Not only can you start your business very cheaply but you can also run it for next to nothing and get your gallery stocked with beautiful and unique art and craft at no cost! It’s amazing but true and this book will show you a complete system on how to achieve it.


If you want to start an exciting, dynamic and lucrative business, then the world of beauty, makeovers and photo shoots is a great way to go. 

Women particularly deserve and love to be pampered and spoilt for a day and they delight in having professional makeovers and experimenting with hair and make-up. They also spend vast sums of money on photo shoots and having a record of themselves looking their best – we all know how looks change with age. 

Start Your Own Beauty Makeover Business really is a blueprint for success and Hannah Jones shows you step-by-step how to set up and run your own business from the concept of the business, the essential planning and marketing to the makeover and photo shoot itself. You’ll have all the information you need to run your own exciting business and there’s no prior experience required – you don’t need to be a professional make-up artist or photographer to profit from this. Hannah shows you all you need to succeed. Welcome to the world of beauty makeovers and photo shoots!


If you love animals and want to run your own home-based business earning more than £20,000 during your first year and £40,000 in your second, for just a few hours a week, then this book is for you. 

Written by a published author with 15 years’ experience of running her own pet care agency with over 500 pet sitters across the UK and several franchises sold in just 2 years. A great business!