Rosenblatt looks at love in all its themes and variations--romantic love, courtship, marriage, battle, heartbreak, fury, confusion, melancholy, beauty, delirium, ecstasy; love of lovers, family, friends, of country, of work, writing, solitude, of art; love of nature; love of life itself.
The author explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming in the age of sexting, tweeting, and "liking." She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before and offers wisdom and strategies for alleviating its destructive effects on young women's lives. Tanenbaum offers fresh insight into the digital and face-to-face worlds young women inhabit, analyzes the coping mechanisms young women currently use, and points them in a new direction to eradicate slut-shaming for good.
Rick Atkinson, Carlo D'Este, Max Hastings, James M. McPherson,
Allan Reed Millett, Tim O'Brien, Gerhard L. Weinberg
Collected here are key works by leading military historians, all recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing--an award that honors writers whose work adds to the public's understanding of military history and the role played by the military in civil society. These authors and scholars demonstrate the numerous ways to write about military history.
In this new collection of ten essays, Berry confronts head-on the necessity of clear thinking and direct action. Never one to ignore the present challenge, he understands that only clearly stated questions support the understanding their answers require.
By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of 85. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component to restoring the American dream, and will generate millions of new jobs and breath new life into our national ideals of independence, justice, and dignity. At the intersection of our aging population, the fraying safety net, and opportunities for women and immigrants in the workforce, The Age of Dignity maps an integrated set of solutions to address America's new demographic and economic realities.
In June 2013, the American people discovered that for a decade, they had traded their individual privacy for the sake of national security. The revelation that the federal government has full access to all phone records and the trove of presumably private personal data posted on the Internet has brought the threat of a surveillance society to the fore. The erosion of privacy rights extends beyond big government to big business. Scheer shows how our most intimate habits, from private correspondence, book pages read, and lists of friends and phone conversations have been seamlessly combined to create a detailed map of an individual's social and biological DNA.
How did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six chapters, filled with anecdotes and facts. Each chapter takes on a different subject--whether it's codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries.
Go Outside and Come Back Better is an inspirational travel essay woven through a landscape photography collection. Readers will discover nature's power to teach, inspire, and improve lives. Go Outside combines America's beautiful scenery with down-to-earth insight into how everyone--not just adventurers--can benefit from spending time in nature.
The editor of This Explains Everything brings together 175 of the world's brilliant minds to tackle Edge.org's 2014 question. Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, challenges some of the world's greatest scientists, artists, and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our time. In 2014 he asked them to ponder: What scientific idea needs to be put aside in order to make room for new ideas to advance? The answers are as surprising as they are illuminating.
Landscape architecture projects have always begun with the site. The practice has changed so the projects now have to help connect neighborhoods, manage stormwater, cool urban centers, and provide wildlife habitats. Thoren examines how these new types of sites drive the design process and result in innovative and groundbreaking work that serve the needs of a wide variety of users. With twenty-six case studies from around the world.
The authors provide you with all the tools you need to make the switch to a paleo lifestyle for good: over 175 delicious recipes, handy how-to section, 3-phased approach, guides to long-term success, and recipe indexes.
When her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000 and it was clear that she would be his major caregiver, Gangsei was overwhelmed with emotions. Scared, sad, guilty that she was angry at him, at the world, at God. Most of all, she felt alone. The Light in the Middle of the Tunnel is not a self-help book. It's a let-others-help-you book, in which caregivers share their distressing, sometimes overwhelming feelings, and their hard-won self-care skills and wisdom.
Garden writer Carol Deppe explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. By focusing on some of the most popular home garden vegetables--tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens--Deppe illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop.
Create a water-wise home and landscape. Laura Allen, cofounder Greywater Action, will show how to design a rain garden, install a greywater system, construct a rainwater catchment system, and build a waterless composting toilet.
Di Justo takes a cold, hard, and funny look at the shocking, disgusting, and often dumbfounding ingredients found in everyday products, from Cool Whip and Tide Pods to Spam and Play-Doh. He schools us on product histories, label decoding, and the chemistry concepts behind everything from Midol to Hostess fruit pies.
Goldstein believes that the secret to overcoming depression and uncovering happiness is in harnessing our brain's own natural antidepressant power and ultimately creating a more resilient antidepressant brain. In seven simple steps, she shows you how to take back control of your mind, your mood, and your life.
The story of America's devotion to vitamins and how it keeps us from good health. We believe that vitamins are always beneficial and that the more we can get, the better. Experts do agree that the best way to get our nutrients is in the foods that naturally contain them. Vitamania reveals how our embrace of vitamins led to today's Wild West of dietary supplements and investigates the complicated psychological relationship we've developed with these thirteen mysterious chemicals. It challenges us to reevaluate our own beliefs and will change the way you think about food.
What to Bake and How to Bake It is the ultimate cookbook for amateur bakers looking to master the classics and expand their repertoires. Each of the 50 delicious and accessible recipes is accompanied by photographs of the ingredients, a clear image of every step and a finished dish shot, ensuring foolproof results every time. Every element of the baker's craft is covered, from everyday cakes and cookies to special occasion breads and pastries.
War photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. What she does, with clarity, beauty, and candor, is to document, often in their most extreme moments, the complex lives of others. It's her work, but it's much more than that: it's her singular calling.
Kitchenalia is a guide to putting together a unique and creative kitchen with reclaimed and reinvented surfaces, furniture, objects and equipment. Period pieces, whether farmhouse furniture, salvaged surfaces, vintage textiles or retro cooking utensils and gadgets, have a timeless integrity. Sourcing them from flea markets and antiques fairs is a unique and rewarding way to kit out a kitchen. This book presents all the elements you would want, and shows how to put them together in different interpretations of the look, from country to utilitarian, classic white to retro.
Mike Matheny, manger of the St. Louis Cardinals since 2012, led the team to the postseason 3 times in his first 3 years. He may be as well known for his tough-love philosophy, expressed in a frank letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached. That letter contained his beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. Building on his original letter, he diagnoses the problem at the heart of youth sports and then offers a hopeful path forward.
Playwright Samantha Ellis embarks on a retrospective look at the literary ladies--the characters and the writers--whom she has loved since childhood. From early obsessions with the March sisters to later idolizations of Sylvia Plath, Ellis evaluates how her heroines stack up today. Reflecting on the girls, the women, and the books that she loves the most, here a life-long reader explores how these heroines have shaped all of our lives.
Updated for the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, this edition recounts the American experience of the Vietnam story to cover the fifty years that have now passed since the war began. It provides a modern perspective on the war and how the public views and remembers it a half-century later.
The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries--11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and still operate them, decades since their launch. Voyager 1 left the solar system in 2012; Voyager 2, will do so in 2015. The journey began in 1977 as a grand tour beyond the moon, beyond Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and maybe even into interstellar space. The fact that it actually happened makes this humanity's greatest space mission.
Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe--voluntourism. To get out of a rut and reconnect with his family, John dreamed of a trip around the world; to make it work the family would volunteer their time and energy to others in far-flung locales. The six months changed the Marshall family forever. It gave the Marshalls a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to conquer personal fears, strengthen family bonds, and find their true selves by helping those in need. John and his family did not change the world. It was the world that changed them.
Lyrical visionary, style icon, and one fifth of megaband Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is one of the most recognizable figures in rock 'n' roll history. With gold and platinum solo albums, she has enjoyed the ultimate in rock 'n' roll success as a recording artist--but this charmed life has come as a result of hard graft, self-belief, and a devotion to creativity above all; her's has been a journey of intense highs and lows.