Sean Covey has collected his father's best essays that have never appeared in book form before. They reinforce the belief that integrity, responsibility, and meaningful contribution far outweighed the superficial rewards of money, popularity, and a pleasure-ridden life that some people consider "success".
Thanks to new technologies, such as smartphone apps and personal genomics, self-tracking is revolutionizing the health and wellness industries. Through interviews with tech developers, early adopters, and medical practitioners, Richard MacManus explores what is being tracked, what tools and techniques are being used, the best practices of early adopters, and how self-tracking is changing healthcare.
All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. To understand Putin's actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must have access to a warm water port - hence, the annexation of Crimea was the only option for Putin. To understand the Middle East, it is crucial to know that geography is the reason why countries have logically been shaped as they are - and this is why invented countries (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) will not survive as nation states. Spread over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely traveled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history.
In 1992, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow and his brother got an idea that would change his life--and radically change the lives of others. After watching the news about war-torn Bosnia, the brothers took a week from work to help. That one-time road trip grew to become Magnus's life's work--leading him to leave his job, sell his house and direct all his efforts to feeding thousands of the world's poorest children, through the creation of Mary's Meals; an organization that could hold the key to eradicating child hunger altogether. His story will open your eyes to the extraordinary impact that one person can make.
What is inside a seed? How does it all work? Why do some seeds, pods, and fruits have such strange shapes? The answers to these and many more questions can be found in the pages of Seeing Seeds. Robert Llewellyn's up-close photographs and Teri Dunn Chace's essays open up a world of beauty and fascinating information that will forever change the way you look at these small miracles of nature.
Chef Jamie Oliver describes his personal journey of weight loss and improved eating habits and offers a collection of recipes for those looking to become healthier, including such offerings as figgy banana bread and crumbed pesto fish.
In a world filled with pollution and chemicals, this book shows you how to create your own soaps and bathtime luxuries using only natural ingredients and very little specialist equipment. Create the perfect gift for family and friends, kids and grown-ups.This book features a huge range of exotic and tempting ingredients, such as peach, peppermint, ylang ylang, cinnamon and chocolate, and includes recipes for shampoo bars, body splashes and bath creams. The simple, sumptuous and easy-to-follow recipes and luscious photography will tempt and inspire all.
Offers illustrated tips for solving cooking and kitchen problems with clever shortcuts and improvised tools, including tricks for cleaning, organizing, preparing, cooking, storing, reheating, entertaining, transporting, and substituting ingredients.
This book is a guide for gathering, adjusting, supplementing, and safely preserving family recipes and for interviewing relatives, collecting oral histories, and conducting kitchen visits to document family food traditions from the everyday to the special occasion. Whether you want to save a few accurate recipes, help yesterday's foodways evolve so that they are relevant for today's table, or create an extensive family cookbook, this guidebook will help you to savor your memories.
Home cooks throughout the American South treasure time-honored recipes for hearty soups and satisfying stews savoured year after year. Often passed down through the generations, the dishes detailed in this book are cherished and shared at family gatherings, holiday feasts, and community suppers throughout the seasons. These recipes serve up soups and stews seasoned with history--from Okra and Shrimp Gumbo, to Summer Squash Soup, to Collard Greens with Pot Likker and Dumplings--offering us a glimpse of how people farmed, cooked, and continue to celebrate life over time.
If you have a teenage boy, there is a chance that he's already sexually active, and that he's been solicited by an online predator in the past year. Honest, complete, readable (and often funny), this is a book by a guy, for guys ages 12-24, and for parents of boys as young as 8. With real-world stats and tips for both parents and their sons, this is a comprehensive crash course for boys into staying safe emotionally, mentally, and physically while navigating the danger-laden worlds of teenage sex and sexuality in a digital age.
Anyone who has ever seen the hit TV show Blue Bloods knows that the family dinner is the centerpiece of every episode. And there are really only three things that Blue Bloods--and everyone else--need to make a successful family dinner: family, love and food. Bring the first two to the table and The Blue Bloods Cookbook will provide the third! Bridget Moynahan, the show's star, invites you to partake in that sacred family ritual, offering food lovers more than 100 delectable recipes and bringing you Irish/Italian comfort food that will make you feel right at home.
The success of a dish often lies between the lines of the recipe. Chef and culinary instructor James Briscione guides readers through 36 in-depth master class lessons: Each lesson is detailed with instructive photos of every step, and variation recipes to help build upon newly acquired skills. Briscione also shares essential tips and methods from professional kitchens that home cooks can use to make each dish even better. It's like getting a private, personal lesson from a culinary expert at home.
Learn how to make your own pantry staples with this essential handbook, including the condiments, nut butters, salad dressings, stocks, relishes, and dips you like to keep in stock. Homemade foods from scratch always taste better. The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook shows you how to make your own foods to have on hand for your favorite meals. Each recipe features easy substitutions whenever possible, as well as the best way to store the finished product.
When a career-ending injury left football player Lewis Howes out of work, he decided he needed to make a change for the better. He started by reaching out to people he admired, searching for mentors, and applying his past coaches' advice from sports to life off the field. Lewis is now a sought-after business coach, speaker, and podcast host. He shares the tips and habits he gathered in interviewing "the greats" on his podcast, and figured out that greatness is unearthed and cultivated from within. Masters of greatness are successful because they applied specific habits and tools to embrace and overcome adversity in their lives. Howes uses lesson from his greatness "professors" and his own experiences to teach you how to create a vision, develop hustle, and use dedication, mindfulness, joy, and love to reach goals.
From quinoa to bulgur and millet to kasha, whole grains add a hearty, healthy, and flavorful boost to any meal. These quick and easy whole grain recipes will entice the pickiest eater and appeal to the whole family. Includes descriptions on the major types of grains, their health benefits, and how best to cook them.
Arne & Carlos 30 Slippers to Knit & Felt is full of great ideas you're sure to fall in love with. The patterns are practical, playful, trendy, and even a bit silly. After a long day at work or even a long day traveling, there is nothing that says "home" more than a soft, warm pair slippers to slip on your feet. This fun collection of 30 designs will satisfy the slipper styles of everyone in the family, young or old, male or female. In addition to knitting instructions, techniques are covered with step-by-step color photos including felting, sizing, making pompoms, and more
A stylish and simple guide to creating original decorative mosaics for the home. Over 80 step-by-step photographs illustrate all the basic techniques, from transferring designs and cutting tiles to colouring grout and using a mesh base. Projects include stunning panels, a mirror frame, crazy paving flower pots, a clock embellished with gold beads, and a colourful table top. An essential book for beginners to this exciting craft.
On the occasion of its one hundredth anniversary, the Minneapolis Institute of Art asked some of the United State's most talented writers, photographers, and illustrators to muse about art, creativity, and inspiration.
This book includes seventy poems by contemporary poets such as Heid E. Erdrich, Kimberly Blaeser, James Armstrong, and Sara Thomsen, who live near and/or have been inspired by Lake Superior. A gallery of full color images of Lake Superior adds to this unique presentation of culturally rich writings.
Michael Coveney's biography of Dame Maggie Smith shines a light on the life and career of a remarkable performer, one whose stage and screen career spans six decades. His biography, written with the actress's blessing and drawing on personal archives, as well as interviews with immediate family and close friends, is a portrait of one of the great actors of our time.
The true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II--an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption this is a riveting chronicle of U.S.-Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America. Alternating between American and Japanese perspectives, Midnight in Broad Daylight captures the uncertainty and intensity of those charged with the fighting as well as the deteriorating home front of Hiroshima, and provides a fresh look at the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Sakamoto has helped shape and set the standard for a new genre: trans-Pacific literature.