Nature-deficit disorder: the alienation of children from the natural world. Louv provides a one-of-a-kind practical guidebook with tips not only for parents eager to share nature with their kids but also for those seeking nature-smart schools, medical professionals, and even careers. He reminds us that looking up at the stars or taking a walk in the woods is as exhilarating as it is essential, at any age.
A history of America as reflected by the nation's lighthouses combines maritime lore with original details to trace coastal political, military, and technological expansions, citing the roles of key contributors.
Margaret Overton's Hope for a Cool Pillow is a passionate argument for planning end-of-life care. As physician, daughter and student of American health care, Overton pulls from all corners, showing us the emotional, financial and physical costs of not being prepared. Her daily rounds reveal harrowing consequences, her studies at Harvard highlight the industry's limits, and her own aging parents make her case universal. Deeply felt, frankly told, this book will challenge you--and then help you--make your own choices about end-of-life care.
Reveals the techniques expert birders use to identify a wide array of bird species in the field. Featuring photos and composite plates throughout, this book simplifies identification by organizing the birds you see into groupings and offering strategies specifically tailored to each group. Skill-building focuses not just on traditional elements such as plumage, but also on creating a context around each bird, including habitat, behavior, and taxonomy.
Radiation is a part of our modern daily lives. From phones, x-rays and mammograms, and full-body security scans at airports to the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the safety of nuclear power plants. Strange Glow describes our relationship with radiation, including the lessons of how radiation helps and harms our health. He explains exactly what radiation is, how it produces certain health consequences, and how we can protect ourselves from harm. He also considers the radon in our basements, radiation levels in the fish we eat, questions about cell-phone use, and radiation's link to cancer.
This sampler of entertaining mathematical diversions reveals the elegance and usefulness of mathematics for readers who think they have no aptitude for the subject. If you like any kind of game at all, you'll enjoy the mathematical puzzles and patterns presented here in straightforward terms that any layperson can understand. From magic squares and the mysterious qualities of prime numbers to Pythagorean triples, probability theory, the Fibonacci sequence, and more, the author shows that math can be fun while having some profound implications.
Australian-born chef Chris Honor opened his London cafe Chriskitch in 2013. Chriskitch is a small local restaurant with small-scale cooking. His recipes for great salads, sweet and savory bakes, soups and sharing plates are highly original, but simple to create at home. With American food writer Laura Washburn Hutton, he shares 100 of his most memorable recipes.
Mitchell shares with readers the dishes that helped her reach her weight-loss goals and maintain her new size. These mostly healthy meals are packed with flavor. She also includes "sometimes" foods, because life just needs dessert. The perfect cookbook for anyone looking to find freedom from cravings while still loving and enjoying every meal to the fullest.
Leela Cyd gathered recipes and tips to show the reader how to turn eating into an intentional gesture that sparks creativity, transporting eaters across oceans, with tastes that bring back warm memories, inspire you to live better in the moment, or feed a festive journey with fanciful tasty treats.
The James Beard Foundation celebrates, nurtures, and honors America's diverse culinary heritage through programs that educate and inspire. In honor of Beard's legacy, each year the James Beard Foundation bestows the America's Classic award to local eateries that are recognized as institutions in their communities, the kind of unassuming places that serve up soul-satisfying food. This cookbook tells the stories behind these restaurants, many of which have been operated by multiple generations within the same family, and collects their recipes for dishes that are sure to stir a craving for home.
The inventive spreads, dips, pickles, and whole fruits use only unrefined sweeteners like maple sugar and syrup, coconut sugar, agave, honey, and dried fruits and juices. The book is organized by sweeteners, and includes recipes like Sriracha-style Hot Sauce (using honey), Date Pancake Syrup (with maple), Cantaloupe Basil Jam and Marinated Multicolored Peppers (both sweetened with agave), and Fennel & Parsley Relish (sweetened with fruit juice).
During World War Il, when the brand-new minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate jet velocities and plot missile trajectories, they recruited an elite group of young women--known as "computers"--who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design and helped bring about America's first ballistic missiles. When JPL became part of a new agency called NASA, the computers worked on the first probes to the moon, Venus, Mars, and beyond. Later, as digital computers largely replaced human ones, JPL was unique in training and retaining its brilliant pool of women. They became the first computer programmers and engineers, and through their efforts, we launched the ships that showed us the contours of our solar system. This book tells the stories of these women who charted a course not only for the future of space exploration but also for the prospects of female scientists. Based on extensive research and interviews with the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science, illuminating both where we've been and the far reaches of where we're heading.--Adapted from dust jacket
The author presents a wry exploration of the complicated consequences of food choices in today's world, sharing meditative poems, limericks and satirical articles on subjects ranging from bacon froth and kobe beef to the global climate and personal health.
Presents more than one hundred and fifty quick and simple meals with fresh, all-natural ingredients from the co-host of E! News, along with anecdotes from the television personality's Greek family life. Whether your are a whiz in the kitchen or just learning your way around it, Maria Menounos' book will help EveryGirl live healthily, happily, and meaningfully.
The Nerdy Nummies Cookbook combines two things Rosanna Pansino loves: geek culture and baking. Her fondness for video games, science fiction, math, comics, and lots of other things considered "nerdy" have inspired every recipe in this book. You'll find the recipes for many beloved fan favorites from her internet baking show of the same name, such as Apple Pi Pie, the Chocolate Chip Smart Cookie, and Volcano Cake; as well as many new geeky recipes, such as Dinosaur Fossil Cake, Moon Phase Macaroons, and the Periodic Table of Cupcakes. Really fun, cool things with food!
The Woman's Wakeup is a user-friendly, inspirational guide that provides firsthand advice for women on everything from dating (again!) to being a glam grandmother, reviving a wardrobe, making friends in a new town, working in a new environment, and figuring out how to stand out in a youth-obsessed world. Filled with Johnson's expert tips--as well as interviews with medical professionals and women 50+ of various walks of life who have been there, done that, and are still on the road to adventure--The Woman's Wakeup will inspire you to feel more confident, stylish, and evolved than ever.
Bawden and Miller present a collection of rare interviews with the great celebrities of Hollywood's golden age. Conducted over the course of more than fifty years, they recount intimate conversations with some of the most famous leading men and women of the era. Each interview takes readers behind the scenes with some of cinema's most iconic stars, as the actors convey their stories.
Dragonolia is a storybook with a difference. Discover 14 charming tales--each one intertwined with a craft project enabling the reader to relive the adventures of Sir Richard Barons, the 19th century dragon hunter. Learn how to make an antique-looking Box Frame while reading about the tale of the Mischievous Mink; find out how to craft the Wizard's Wand that brought the dying dragon, Angeline, back to life; or make a Dreamcatcher for above your bed as you follow Sir Richard Barons into the jungle on the trail of the Celestial Dragon Spirit. The stories, written in an imaginative Victorian style, fit perfectly round their accompanying craft projects, which ensure an immersive and rewarding experience for the reader and listener alike.
Blending the pleasures of gardening with the joys of crafting, Garden Made showcases over forty projects to adorn your garden, beautify your home, or give as gifts. Following the natural cycle of the garden in all its seasons-- yes, even winter!-- these garden-inspired projects, made by hand and finished with finesse, are the perfect way to express your love of the garden in fresh ways. With full step-by-step instructions, as well as gardening tips and advice, Garden Made will inspire seasoned and novice gardeners, and everyone in between.
This guide to essential knitting techniques from knitter Debbie Bliss is set to become the staple how-to book for new and experienced knitters alike. Starting with the most basic but essential information on knitting equipment, holding the needles, and how to cast on, Debbie shares her lifetime of core techniques and time-saving tips, including shaping by changing needle size and how to avoid a jog when knitting in the round. The Knitter's Book of Knowledge is the only knitting reference book you will ever need.
A collection of essays from scientists, psychologists, and other experts provides a behind-the-scenes look at the process and criteria Mars One used to choose candidates for its great adventure of establishing a permanent human settlement on Mars within the next ten years. They offer details about what they will learn, and predictions about their future lives on Mars.
Valerie Fraser Luess and the editors of Southern Living
A tribute to Southern culture, published to mark the magazine's fiftieth anniversary, combines evocative photography with regionally inspired essays, tours of representative buildings and gardens, and forty all-time favorite recipes.
A history of the Spanish Civil War, told through nine American and British characters including Hemingway and George Orwell. It was a war between fascism, communism, and democracy that preceded World War II, and a tale of idealism and a noble cause that failed.
Against the background of an age that saw the rebirth of ancient and classical learning, Strathern explores the dramatic rise and fall of the Medici family in Florence, as well as the Italian Renaissance which they did so much to sponsor and encourage. He follows the lives of many of the great Renaissance artists and scientists with whom the Medici had dealings, and traces the fortunes of those members of the Medici family who achieved success away from Florence, including the two Medici popes and Catherine dé Medici.
Since the founding of the National Park Service in 1916, tens of thousands of NPS employees and volunteers have devoted themselves to preserving our public lands, today numbering more than 400. Each person's NPS career is unique, seasoned with daily duties, grand adventures, and everything in between! Yet there is one common element: each person has plenty of material for terrific stories about living and working in America's most special places. These 100 true stories from current and past NPS employees and volunteers make for an engrossing, funny, and often moving read, with something for everyone.
Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. She tells about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom’s labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and the disappointments, triumphs and exhilarating discoveries of scientific work. Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them over the Atlantic to the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab make their home.
This first volume on the life of George McGovern traces his years from his rustic boyhood in a South Dakota prairie town during the Depression to his rise in politics at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Since bursting onto the scene in the mid '70s, the pop duo Captain and Tennille have long defined the sparkling, optimistic idea of everlasting love, both in their music and through their image as a happy and, seemingly, unbreakable couple. They were an irresistible pair to fans all over the world, further underscored by the rousing yes, we can! gospel of their biggest hit, Love Will Keep Us Together. But underneath the image was an entirely different story that the fans never saw: a woman who fought a lonely struggle against the controlling and often bizarre behavior of her emotionally inaccessible husband.