An exploration of the joys of reading across boundaries, inspired by the author's year-long journey through a book from every country. To read more internationally, journalist Ann Morgan undertook first to define "the world" and then to find a story from each of 196 nations. She discovered a treasury of world literature and the keys to unlock it. Whether considering the difficulties faced by writers in developing nations, tracing the use of local myths, delving into questions of censorship and propaganda, or simply getting hold of the first Qatari novel to be translated into English, Morgan illuminates how stories are written the world over and how place--geographical, historical, virtual--shapes the books we read and write.
Harvey Cox deepens our experience of the Bible, revealing the primary ways we read it, why each is important, and how we can integrate these approaches for a richer understanding and appreciation of key texts throughout both testaments. Cox explores the Bible through 3 lenses: Literary, History, Activism. Bringing these together, He shows the Bible in all its rich diversity and meaning and offers us a contemporary activist version. The result is a living resource that is perpetually evolving as our understanding changes and deepens from generation to generation.
Whether you are married or single, young or old, and whether you work inside the home or in the marketplace, Carolyn McCulley and Nora Shank create a rich vision for fulfillment through an understanding of the compelling foundation for the biblical call of productivity. Carolyn and Nora show how the redemptive message of the gospel allows the Bible's teaching on the role of women to coexist with ambition. It creates a fresh vision for the profit we all gain from encouraging female contribution in the home, society, and church.
Blended explores stepfamilies from the inside out through the perspectives of thirty writers who know what it's like first hand. Sometimes funny, often poignant, and always deeply personal, the stories in Blended capture the essence of stepfamilies in all of their weird and wonderful varieties. Parents, children, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins: all of these relationships change when families are melded into one, and the writers of Blended help explore the truth of what these new relationships look like, and, especially, feel like.
In 1948, Northwest Airlines Flight 4422, with a crew of 6, carrying merchant marines from Shanghai to New York, crashed on Alaska's Mt. Sanford. The site was too remote for recovery teams. Rumors that the plane had been transporting gold and diamonds enticed treasure hunters, but life threatening conditions kept them from reaching "Alaska's Legendary Gold Wreck." This is the account of McGregor and Millican, as they attempted to discover the remains of the plane and solve the mystery of the reputed treasure.
This new book combines evidence-based analysis with insightful recommendations. Willingham reveals the three elements essential for kids to enjoy reading--decoding, comprehension, and motivation--and provides practical tips for supporting all three from birth through adolescence.
Mary Norris, after more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Between You & Me features Norris's descriptions of some of the most common and vexing problems in spelling, punctuation, and usage--comma faults, danglers, "who" vs. "whom," "that" vs. "which," compound words, gender-neutral language and her clear explanations of how to handle them.
How does the cuckoo get away with laying its eggs in the nests of other birds and tricking them into raising young cuckoos rather than their own offspring? For the last three decades, Davies has employed observation and field experiments to unravel the details of the evolutionary relationship between cuckoos and their hosts. Like a detective, Davies and his colleagues studied adult cuckoo behavior, cuckoo egg markings, and cuckoo chick begging calls to discover exactly how cuckoos trick their hosts into raising their offspring.
Cynthia Barnett's "Rain "begins four billion years ago with the torrents that filled the oceans, and builds to the storms of climate change. It weaves together science--the true shape of a raindrop, the mysteries of frog and fish rains--with the human story of our ambition to control rain, from ancient rain dances to the 2,203 miles of levees that attempt to straitjacket the Mississippi River. As climate change upends rainfall patterns and unleashes increasingly severe storms and drought, Barnett shows rain to be a unifying force in a fractured world.
Animals, and our ever-changing relationship with them, have left an indelible mark on human history. Through an in-depth analysis of six transformative human-animal relationships, Fagan shows how our habits and our very way of life were considerably and irreversibly altered by our intimate bond with animals. Among other stories, Fagan explores how herding changed human behavior; how the humble donkey helped launch the process of globalization; and how the horse carried a hearty band of nomads across the world and toppled the emperor of China.
A report on humanity's imminent potential for living in space covers topics ranging from China's 2020 space station and the colonization of Mars to space-elevator innovations and the mapping of Earth-like exo-planets.
Ashley and Gabe Rodriguez found themselves deep into marriage and child-rearing when they realized they were spending most of their evenings at their computers. Determined not to let their relationship deteriorate, they instituted a weekly date night: they sauté, roast, mix and dice and spend time reconnecting over simple but thoughtful dishes. Carving out time to talk, cook, and eat together became the marriage-booster they needed. Now with Date Night In Ashley invites you to make date night an integral part of your week and shows you how to woo your partner all over again with food, drink, and conversation.
You will find clear, step-by-step information that explains everything you need to know to create your own vertical gardens. Choosing equipment and plants, making growing medium, planting and watering, and even hanging your creation are covered in full detail. Each featured garden has its own chapter filled with useful tips, photographs, and background stories that point out how much difference a small garden can make.
This innovative collection features 35 simple, inexpensive projects that you can make from salvaged and upcycled materials--cardboard, metal, plastic, and wood. The projects include tables, shelving units, chairs, lamps, and more, in a variety of styles. Many are stackable and easily portable, most can be made in a weekend, and all include instructions for disassembly and disposal when you're ready to repurpose the materials. If you'd rather make than buy, these low-budget, high-style designs are just what you're looking for.
Robertson believes that great flavors should have no boundaries, and the dishes in this book represent more than two countries from around the world. It is a celebration of culinary traditions with plant-based ingredients, including twists on dishes inspired by tradition without being bound by them.
Satisfy your cravings with these bars, crisps, dips, candies, pastries, and frozen treats that deliver flavor and satisfaction, plus the power of superfoods. Look for the icons representing benefits like Heart Health, Immunity, Low Calorie, Protein, and Beauty and Aging that accompany each recipe.
With five hunry kids, a husband in the NFL, and her own insatiable appetite, Christy Denney has plenty of mouths to feed. She's created a playbook full of recipes guaranteeed to get any crowd cheering. From breakfast to dinner to dessert--and all the snacks and munchies in between--you're sure to find something for everyone.
Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrées, cozy desserts, and more--this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors. Whether you're planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you'll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection.
This quirky book will change the way you look at your desk forever with stories of accidental genius, bitter rivalries, and an appreciation for everyday objects, like the paper clip and the pencil. James Ward explores the secret histories of deskbound supplies, from pencils to fluorescent ink, and the reams of white paper we all take for granted, encouraging a deeper appreciation and fascination for the things that surround us each day. Ward transforms the mundane into stories of invention, discovery, and even awe. A tour of the objects that touch our daily lives, filled with drawings, stories, and humor.
When the women behind the blog Three Many Cooks gather in the busiest room in the house, there are never too many cooks in the kitchen. Now cookbook author Pam Anderson and her daughters Maggy Keet and Sharon Damelio blend reflections and well-loved recipes into one book.
Schwartz retells the story of Welles's War of the Worlds radio play and its impact following its broadcast October 30, 1938. With findings that challenge the conventional wisdom, Schwartz shows that few listeners believed an actual attack was under way. Even so, it became a major scandal, with mass panic as Americans debated the power of radio and the country's vulnerability in a time of crisis. American broadcasting had changed for good, but not for the better.
The Game Believes in You presents the story of a small group of visionaries who, for the past 40 years, have been pushing to get game controllers into the hands of learners. Experts argue that games do truly "believe in you." They focus, inspire and reassure people in ways that many teachers can't. Games give people a chance to learn at their own pace, take risks, cultivate deeper understanding, fail and want to try again--right away--and ultimately, succeed in ways that too often elude them in school.
The Minnesota Twins aren't the only baseball team in the Twin Cities--the St. Paul Saints played in the American Association minor league from 1902 until 1961; since 1993, the team was reformed to play in the Northern League; and now has a new ballpark. Thornley tells the history of the Saints and the many great players that passed through the team on their way to the major leagues.
A collection of personal stories celebrating motherhood. Listen to Your Mother is an awakening of why our mothers are important, taking readers on a journey through motherhood in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor. It showcases the experiences of ordinary people of all racial, gender, and age backgrounds, from every corner of the country. The essays celebrate and validate what it means to be a mother today, with honesty and candor. They range from adoption, assimilation to emptying nests; first-time motherhood, foster-parenting, to infertility; single-parenting, LGBTQ parenting, to special-needs parenting; step-mothering; never mothering, to surrogacy; and mothering through illness to mothering through unsolicited advice.
You can experience hundreds of destinations and cultures across the globe without ever leaving North America. You will discover old-country neighborhoods, authentic international restaurants, foreign festivals, unique markets and bazaars, pockets of foreign culture, and landscapes that resemble foreign destinations.
Discover the little-known women who have put their men on the map. The stories of forty capitvating females reveal how they stood behind their legendary partners and helped to humanize them, often at the cost of their own careers, reputations and happiness. These powerful women quietly propelled their men to the top and changed the course of history.
In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these ambassadors grew up as typical American schoolgirls. In San Francisco they became celebrities, their travels feted by newspapers across the nation. The friendships they formed reveal an intimate world of cross-cultural fascination and connection. Ten years later, they returned to Japan--a land grown foreign to them--determined to revolutionize women's education.
The 1914 Giro d'Italia (Tour of Italy) was the hardest bike race in history. Eighty-one riders started and only eight finished after enduring cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor. And now Tim Moore is going to ride it, and he's committed to total authenticity.
Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797) and her daughter Mary Shelley (1797-1851) have rarely been written about together, perhaps because these two women never knew each other--Wollstonecraft died a week after giving birth to her daughter. Nevertheless their lives were closely intertwined, their choices, dreams and tragedies so similar, it seems impossible to consider one without the other: both became famous writers; both fell in love with brilliant but impossible authors; both were single mothers and had children out of wedlock; both broke out of the rigid conventions of their era and lived in exile; and both played important roles in the Romantic era during which they lived.
Discover the secrets to Ancestry.com success! This book will help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com subscription by showing you how to take advantage of all the world's biggest genealogy website has to offer--and how to find answers to your family tree questions within its 14 billion records, 60 million family tree and 32,000 databases.
A star known for her strong female roles in Star Trek: Voyager and Orange Is the New Black offers a deeply moving account of the price and rewards of a passionate life. Mulgrew grew up with poetry and drama in her bones; in her mother, a would-be artist burdened by the endless arrival of new babies, she saw the consequences of a dream deferred. She discusses the daughter she gave up for adoption; the challenging roles she has taken on both on and off screen; and the decisions she has made to live life to the fullest, on her own terms.
With a single shot, John Wilkes Booth catapulted into history on the night of April 14, 1865. The assassination of President Lincoln stunned a nation, and his untimely death altered postwar history. Those who knew Booth could not have imagined that this gifted actor and well-liked man could commit such an atrocity. Alford looks at the life of an enigmatic figure whose life has been overshadowed by his final, infamous act and offers the definitive portrait of John Wilkes Booth.
Thirty years after her death, Alice Eve Cohen's mother appears to her, seemingly in the flesh, and continues to do so during the hardest year Alice has had to face: the year her youngest daughter needs a harrowing surgery, her eldest daughter decides to reunite with her birth mother, and Alice herself receives a daunting diagnosis. As it turns out, it's entirely possible for the people we've lost to come back to us when we need them the most.