The Innovators is Isaacson's story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and a guide to how innovation really happens. This is the story of how the minds of those innovators worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative.
Perfectionists outwardly appear to be very accomplished, yet they are often unhappy and unfulfilled. They strive toward unattainable goals, and their behaviors can wreak havoc on both their physical health and their psychological well-being. Dr. Lombardo offers step-by-step instructions for perfectionists to find balance and freedom. With the ultimate goal of helping readers achieve happiness and prosperity without the stress of making sure things are "perfect," this guide is for perfectionists seeking new, fulfilled, and empowered lives.
Berman explores what it means to be at peace with ourselves, our choices, and the world around us in all its chaos. She takes us into the lives of people who, despite their different talents, challenges, and interests, have achieved a deep sense of balance in and satisfaction with their lives. Stories include the Holocaust survivor who rose above anger and bitterness to reaffirm the good in himself and others, the violin prodigy and teacher who lives in the shadow of a potentially fatal illness, and other inspiring life stories.
An avowed environmentalist discovers she will inherit mineral rights and oil royalties from land once owned by her grandfather. In exploring her family's history and the mining industry in North Dakota, she comes to see shades of gray in issues of conservation and development that once seemed black and white.
Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes, How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life and unearths unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields.
From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to the cozy crimes of the Golden Age, historian Lucy Worsley explores the evolution of the traditional English murder--and reveals why we are so fascinated by this sinister subject.
Hollywood chronicler William J. Mann tells the story of the enigmatic William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, and the diverse cast that surrounded him before he was murdered in 1922-- including three beautiful, ambitious actresses, the ruthless founder of Paramount locked in a struggle for control of the film industry, a grasping stage mother, a devoted valet, and a gang of two-bit thugs, any of whom might have fired the fatal bullet.
The average American lifestyle is kept afloat by about 2,000 gallons of H2O a day. The numbers are shocking. Your Water Footprint reveals the true cost of our lifestyle. A "water footprint" is the amount of fresh water used to produce the goods and services we consume, including growing, harvesting, packaging, and shipping. From the foods we eat to the clothes we wear to the books we read and the music we listen to, all of it costs more than what we pay at the check-out.
Backes presents a comprehensive resource for understanding and using medical marijuana--information on how cannabis works with the body's own system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. He explores the most popular cannabis varieties, the conditions for which patients have reported effectiveness, and outlines ailments and illnesses for which doctors commonly recommend medical marijuana.
Vegan chef Chloe Coscarelli digs into her Italian roots to create more than 150 recipes. A healthy vegan diet does not mean giving up pasta in creamy sauce, cheesy pizza, and luscious tiramisu. Chef Chloe goes to her family's homeland to veganize its time-honored delicacies--and add some distinctively delicious twists. Chloe also includes directions for making her recipes allergy- and gluten-free so that you can feast on all your favorite foods, no matter your diet. Buon appetito!
Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 70 three-course dinners--main course, side, and dessert--all for less than ten dollars for a family of four.
Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, answers the question: Can I make it ahead? She has learned which dishes you can prep, assemble, or cook ahead of time. These recipes taste just as good--or even better!--when they're made in advance. Ina also includes recipes for Thanksgiving and her Make-Ahead Roast Turkey and Gravy with Onions & Sage.
An uproarious, inspiring cookbook from the longtime editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, in which the first lady of food spills the secret of her culinary ineptitude, while learning--finally--to cook, side-by-side with some of the greatest chefs working today.
You can simplify dinnertime-- and cleanup!-- with these one-pot recipes everyone will love. This collection will help you add savory new dishes to your weekly rotation, streamline your meals, and satisfy the people you share them with.
Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? Journalist Lizzie Stark's relatives grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA. It is a BRCA mutation that has robbed most of her female relatives of breasts, ovaries, peace of mind, or life itself. In Pandora's DNA, Stark uses her family's experience to frame a larger story about the so-called breast cancer genes, exploring legal quandaries, scientific developments, medical breakthroughs, and ethical concerns that surround the BRCA mutations.
The creation of the first weapon in history that can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Whittle shows, it was the most profound development in military and aerospace technology since the intercontinental ballistic missile. Once considered fragile toys, drones were long thought to be of limited utility. The Predator itself was resisted at nearly every turn by the military establishment, but a few iconoclasts refused to see this new technology smothered at birth.
Using research from his Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University, an expert in eating behavior reveals how innovative, inexpensive design changes can make it mindlessly easy and profitable for people to eat healthier.
Neela Paniz revolutionizes the long-slow approach to making Indian cuisine by rethinking its traditional recipes for the slow cooker. She showcases the best regional foods, with both classic and innovative recipes, so the results are complete and authentic Indian meals perfect for busy cooks.
Corky, Lori, Dana, and Tracy Pollan invite you into their warm, inspiring kitchens, sharing more than 100 of their family's best recipes. For generations, the Pollans have used fresh, local ingredients to cook healthy, irresistible meals. This practical cookbook gives you the tools you need to implement the Pollan food philosophy in your everyday life and to make nourishing, delectable meals that bring your family back to the table.
Hasson shows you how to bring the traditional comfort foods to your table, while staying within your health-conscious vegan parameters. The recipes come together quickly, are focused on whole-food ingredients, and can be personalized by paring any of the sauces with your favorite veggies and rice or pasta.
Jason Wyrick showcases the liveliness of Mexican flavors and textures with recipes for traditional and creative tacos you can make at home, featuring your own homemade tortillas, salsas, and condiments. These recipes, based on genuine recipes gathered across Mexico, allow you to make authentic tacos using plant-based ingredients.
Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer's disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of "other" dementias. This book is a comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer's dementias.
Whether your kid is 3, 5 or 12 years old it's hard to keep them entertained all day, or even for a few hours. Now this book has time tested activities to keep your children laughing and learning for hours. With outdoor and indoor activities and tips for adjusting according to your child's age, you'll have hours of fun with your family, and can spend quality time with your kids, no matter their age.
This book traces the history of the art, from its origins in the 1820s to the digital photography of the 21st century, along the way showcasing the inspirational images that demonstrate its power and versatility. It weaves profiles of key photographers from around the world. Photography also analyzes iconic images, revealing the context and stories behind them and picking out the defining details.
This book presents an international look at sustainable home design, exploring a range of design styles and cutting-edge green technologies. Featuring fifty examples of eco-friendly home design around the globe, this book is an illustrated yet practical guide that reveals how living in a beautiful, well-built, energy-efficient home is achievable for us all, no matter where we live.
The art of noise offers a collection of insightful conversations with 27 of the great songwriters. They discuss everything from their individual approaches to writing, to the inspiration behind their most successful songs, to the techniques and methods they have independently developed to foster their creativity. Each interview is approached with depth of understanding--of the practice of songwriting, but also of each musician's catalog.
A hymn to the power of fiction to change people's lives. In this followup to Reading Lolita in Tehran, Nafisi has written a tribute to the vital importance of fiction in a democratic society. She responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us in this blend of memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels. She invites us to join her as citizens of her 'Republic of Imagination,' a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.
Pinker has a lot of ideas and sometimes controversial opinions about writing and in this entertaining and instructive book he rethinks the usage guide for the 21st century. Don't blame the internet, he says, good writing has always been hard. It requires imagination, taking pleasure in reading, overcoming the difficulty we all have in imaging what it's like to not know something we do know.
Everyone has a story to tell. Learn how to write your memoir and get published. This book guides budding writers though the transformative process of memoir writing to publication. In addition to exploring the unique elements of crafting a memoir, it also focuses on the self-exploration, awareness, and understanding that this emotional literary project triggers.
The true-life adventure of two men who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and the history of those who came before. For more than seventy days, Adam Rackley and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed their small boat in one of the world's most extreme environments. This is their story of adventure, endurance, and self-discovery. Following in the wake of pioneers before them--this is their story, too.
In December 1933, 18-year-old Patrick Leigh Fermor set out on an adventure across Europe, on foot from Holland to Constantinople. In 2011, Nick Hunt, aged 18, had read Fermor's travel writings and began his own "great trudge", on foot--some 2,500 miles through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungar, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey, with only Fermor's books to guide him.
It is 2011, and all universities in North Korea have been shut down for an entire year, the students sent to construction fields-- except for the 270 students at the all-male Pyongyang University of Science and Technology (PUST). Suki Kim offers a moving and rare glimpse of life in the world's most unknowable country, and at the privileged young men she calls "soldiers and slaves."
Randy Schmidt has collected and presented the most important Garland interviews and encounters that took place between 1935 and 1969. The result is the closest we will likely come to experiencing and exploring Judy Garland's plans to write her own autobiography.
Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance, and embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered one of our country's greatest military figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson's private life, traces Jackson's career in the Civil War, looks at his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of an American hero.
Drama critic John Lahr gives intimate access to the mind of Tennessee Williams, one of the brilliant dramatists of his century, whose plays reshaped the American theater and the nation's sense of itself. This book is as much a biography of the man as it is an exploration of his plays and the tortured process of bringing them to stage and screen.
Wilson explores the curious set of circumstances that led to Victoria's coronation, her strange and isolated childhood, her passionate marriage to Prince Albert and his pivotal influence even after death and her widowhood and subsequent intimate friendship with her Highland servant John Brown, all set against the backdrop of a momentous epoch in Britain's history -- and the world's.