In 2009, Todd Bol built the first Little Free Library as a memorial to his mom. Five years later, this simple idea to promote literacy and encourage community has become a movement. Little Free Libraries--freestanding front-yard book exchanges--now number twenty thousand in seventy countries. The Little Free Library Book tells the history of these charming libraries, gathers quirky and poignant firsthand stories from owners, provides a resource guide for how to best use your Little Free Library, and delights readers with color images of the most creative and inspired LFLs around.
Do you secretly hate exercising? Struggle to stick with a program? Millions of people try and fail to stay fit. But what if "exercising" is the real problem, not you? No Sweat translates years of research on exercise and motivation into a simple four-point program that will empower you to break the cycle of exercise failure once and for all. You'll discover why you should forget about willpower and stop gritting your teeth through workouts you hate. Instead, you'll become motivated from the inside out and start to crave physical activity. You'll be hooked!
Presents the history of the tea trade in the Darjeeling district of India, from its origin in the smuggling of tea plants from China, to the cultivation of the tea by an Indian rajah for 150 years, to the modern threat of climate change.
It was a time of unregulated madness. And nowhere was it madder than in Chicago at the dawn of the Roaring Twenties. Enter a slick, smooth-talking, charismatic lawyer named Leo Koretz, who enticed hundreds of people to invest as much as $30 million--upwards of $400 million today--in phantom timberland and nonexistent oil wells in Panama. When Leo's scheme finally collapsed in 1923, he vanished, and the Chicago state's attorney, a man whose lust for power equaled Leo's own lust for money, began an international manhunt that lasted almost a year.
"What is it about the relationship between fathers and daughters that provokes so much exquisite tenderness, satisfying communion, longing for more, idealization from both ends, followed often if not inevitably by disappointment, hurt, and the need to understand and forgive, or to finger the guilt of not understanding and loving enough?" writes Phillip Lopate, in his introduction to this collection of 24 personal essays by women writers writing about their fathers.
When eleven-year-old Jacob Wetterling was abducted by a stranger on October 22, 1989, the Central Minnesota county and the state were turned upside down. No longer were the small towns in the Midwest considered immune to the horrors of the exploitation of children. Dudley chronicles Jacob's case from investigative and historical perspectives, to tell the complex story and perhaps trigger someone's memory of that one bit of information that could help solve the case.
Author Stephen Singular has often examined violence in America in his books. Here he has teamed with his wife Joyce for their most important work yet-- one that investigates why America keeps producing twenty-something mass killers. Their reporting has produced the most comprehensive look at the Aurora shooting yet and draws upon the one group left out of the discussion of violence in America: the twenty-somethings themselves.
Montgomery explores the emotional and physical world of the octopus and the connections it makes with humans. Octopuses have varied personalities and intelligence they show in myriad ways. But with a beak like a parrot, venom like a snake, and a tongue covered with teeth, how can such a being know anything? Scientists now are establishing the intelligence of the octopus, watching them solve problems and deciphering the meaning of their color-changing camouflage techniques. The Soul of an Octopus reveals what octopuses can teach us about consciousness and the meeting of two very different minds.
A history of weather forecasting and an animated portrait of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made it possible. Among them were Luke Howard, the first to classify clouds; Sir Francis Beaufort, who quantified the winds; James Glaisher, who explored the upper atmosphere in a hot-air balloon; Samuel Morse, whose electric telegraph gave scientists the means by which to transmit weather warnings; and Admiral Robert FitzRoy, master sailor, scientific pioneer, and founder of the UK's national weather service.
Oodles and oodles of noodles! Get your kids in the kitchen with Noodle Kids. Packed with recipes, tips, suggestions, and inspiration to introduce children to, and get them involved in, making noodles like Japanese ramen, Italian spaghetti, Southeast Asian stir-fires, and classic American mac and cheese. The recipes are simple and will take you on a journey around the world. The tips provided can help you choose the perfect topping and even help you set up your very own noodle bar dinner party! So go ahead, see where these worldly noodle recipes will take you!
Provides over one hundred recipes that follow the Daniel plan diet, including such recipes as buckwheat buttermilk pancakes, zucchini pasta, BLT steak salad, red lentil stew, vegetable gratin, and ginger peach parfait.
Seasonal, gluten-free, farm-to-table eating for anyone who wants a healthy, balanced lifestyle and a closer connection to their food. Includes seasonal Paleo recipes, guides to growing your own food and raising animals, and inspiring how-tos for crafts and entertaining.
Lisa Lillien utilizes her Hungry Girl philosophy and recipe concepts with these 200 new recipes that fit perfectly into the Hungry Girl Diet plan. With an emphasis on lean protein, fresh fruits 'n veggies, big portions, and craving-busting dishes, this book gives you everything you love about Hungry Girl in a weight-loss-centric cookbook. Losing weight has never been easier... or more delicious!
Full of healthy twists on comfort food classics, Trisha Yearwood shares how she has incorporated healthier cooking into her lifestyle without completely forgoing the indulgences she (and we all) love and crave. Trisha's Table includes a balance of healthy versions of comfort food along with a smattering of indulgences. Whether slimmed down or "original," Trisha's recipes are always delicious. Each of the more than 100 recipes will appeal to Trisha's southern fan base, while her fresh outlook on food and life will also bring a new audience to this book.
A cookbook that contains more the recipes. Yvonne Eijkenduijn believes that the love of food is not only a love of cooking, but also a love for the kitchens the food is prepared in. The families and friends in her book are all "foodies", and she considers cooking and eating to have held her longest friendships together. Yvonne invites you to visit their kitchens and taste their food.
A new true adventure of deep-sea diving and danger, historic mystery and suspense. Two men, John Chatterton and John Mattera, are determined to find the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister, even though finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history; it will be the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified.
Goldstone documents the turbulent mother-daughter relationship between Catherine de' Medici and Marguerite de Valois to explore the court politics, assassinations, espionage and betrayals that shaped their time.
The story of Geoffrey Pyke, an inventor, war reporter, escaped prisoner, campaigner, father, educator, and all-around misunderstood genius. He was described as one of the world's great minds, ranking with Einstein, yet he remains virtually unknown. Pyke was an unlikely hero of both world wars and is seen as the father of the U.S. Special Forces. He changed the landscape of British pre-school education, earned a fortune on the stock market, wrote a bestseller and in 1942 convinced Winston Churchill to build an aircraft carrier out of reinforced ice. He escaped from a German WWI prison camp, devised a plan to help the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War, and launched a private attempt to avert the outbreak of the WWII. Despite his brilliance, the full scope of his story remained secret even after his death.