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.
Richtel explores technology's influence on the human mind and society, told through the lens of a tragic "texting-while-driving" car crash that claimed two lives in 2006. He examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving. Richtel follows Reggie through the tragedy, the police investigation, his prosecution, and ultimately, his redemption. He interweaves Reggie's story with scientific findings regarding human attention and the impact of technology on our brains, proposing solid, practical, and actionable solutions to help manage this crisis individually and as a society.
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.
What if it's possible to learn the basics of any new skill in 20 hours or less? It can be difficult to learn a new language, play an instrument, hit a golf ball, or shoot great photos, but Kaufman offers a better way. His systematic approach to rapid skill acquisition shows you how to deconstruct complex skills, maximize productive practice, and remove common learning barriers. After 20 hours of focused, deliberate practice you can pick up the basics in record time.
Searching for a job with heart, and despite having no formal qualifications or experience, Ware found herself working in palliative care. By applying the lessons of those nearing their death to her own life, she developed an understanding that it is possible for people, if they make the right choices, to die with peace of mind.
"Frequent New Yorker contributor Jake Halpern investigates the shadowy, unregulated world of consumer debt collection, focusing on an unlikely friendship between a former banking executive and former armed robber who go in search of "paper," spreadsheets of uncollected debt sold off by banks for pennies on the dollar"-- Provided by publisher
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.
A gripping day-to-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle East, one which endures to this day.
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 authors-- one a philosopher, the other a physicist-- draw on their training and six years of co-teaching to dramatize the quantum's rocky path from scientific theory to public understanding while also exploring the quantum's manifestations in everything from art and sculpture to the prose of John Updike and David Foster Wallace.
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!
The bento food movement teaches us that foods can be attractive, nutritious, fun and delicious all at the same time. Kids love to try foods that bring a smile to their faces, and will eat things they wouldn't otherwise try. Copley takes the Japanese concept of bento--a single meal packed at home in a reusable container--and Americanizes it. Using simple ingredients, Wendy creates entertaining meals sure to delight even the most finicky eater. The 50 bento meals feature familiar foods with fun themes that will appeal to children and adults alike.
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.
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.
Melissa Gilbert spent ten years enveloped in the comfort of the cast and crew of Little House on the Prairie. They shared so much-- laughter, tears, and many meal, both on-screen and off. This book is filled with her memories and photos from those years, plus the recipes that she loves.
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.
Jessica Merchant, creator of the food blog How Sweet Eats, makes food that people get excited about, nothing run-of-the-mill or expected. Seriously Delish features recipes that are tasty and original and bring readers to a place where cooking becomes adventurous and food becomes fun.
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.
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.
In 1973, fimmaker George Lucas dreamed about a far-fetched space-fantasy epic. More than forty years and $37 billion later, the Star Wars creation has grown into far more than a cinematic classic: it is one of the most lucrative, influential, and interactive franchises of all time. This is the complete history of Star Wars--its influences and impact, the controversies it has spawned, its financial growth and long-term prospects.
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.
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.
On February 19, 2007, soldier Shilo Harris was patrolling a southern Iraqi roadway when his Humvee was struck by an IED and his life was changed forever. Through more than 60 surgeries, countless hard decisions, and his steadfast wife, Shilo discovered that he was being reshaped--within and without--into the person he was meant to be all along.
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.