'Paris is the greatest temple ever built to material joys and the lust of the eyes.' Paris. It has been immortalised a thousand times over in the pages of books, on timeless canvases and in countless songs. For centuries the city's undeniable magic and certain je ne sais quoi have been objects of fascination, dictating our cultural and culinary tastes. It has been home to and a perennial source of inspiration for some of the world's greatest thinkers, writers, artists and designers - so how do you capture the essence of such an enchanting city? In this stunning collection of imagined covers, a tribute to the famous cover art of the New Yorker, over one hundred French illustrators pay homage to the remarkable City of Lights that for centuries has captured our collective imaginations. Each exquisitely realised cover celebrates a different aspect of Paris, featuring subjects as diverse as protesters, Japanese tourists, pigeons and beautiful women. The Parisianer is a must-have for every admirer of this most romantic and unforgettable city, and for anyone who wants to fall in love with it all over again.
Putting the Children First When You Divorce
By Penelope Leach
Using up-to-the-minute research on child welfare and psychology, Penelope Leach, author of the best-selling Your Baby & Child, shows parents why it is crucially important to prioritise children involved in parental separation, and how this can best be done. The reader will discover - often in their own words - what children of different ages are likely to understand and feel about the process, along with ways to help them cope. The book provides help with those difficult decisions about "access"; information about money and legal matters; and suggestions about handovers, holidays, and more.
The Physics of Everyday Things
By James Kakalios
Most of us are clueless when it comes to the physics that makes our modern world so convenient. What's the simple science behind motion sensors, touch screens and toasters? How do we enter our offices using touch-on passes or find our way to new places using GPS? In The Physics of Everyday Things, James Kakalios takes us on an amazing journey into the subatomic marvels that underlie so much of what we use and take for granted.Breaking down the world of things into a single day, Kakalios engages our curiosity about how our refrigerators keep food cool, how a plane manages to remain airborne, and how our wrist fitness monitors keep track of our steps. Each explanation is coupled with a story revealing the interplay of the astonishing invisible forces that surround us. Through this 'narrative physics' The Physics of Everyday Things demonstrates that - far from the abstractions conjured by terms like the Higgs boson, black holes and gravity waves - sophisticated science is also quite practical. With his signature clarity and inventiveness, Kakalios ignites our imaginations and enthralls us with the principles that make up our lives.
Presenting With Power
By Shay Mcconnon
Written by one of 'the most exciting keynote speakers in the UK', this is no ordinary book on presentations. Shay McConnon shares with you the secrets that professional speakers use to make a real impact and a memorable impression on their audience. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned pro - this book will give you tips and techniques that will take you to the next level.Advice includes: - Planning your presentation for maximum effect- Constructing your message- Choosing strong visual aids that will engage your audience- Open and close with impact- Handling a Q&A session- Never be boring again- How to handle the unexpected
Pickles and Ice Cream
By Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus, Juarez Rodrigues
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJm1VyB9ENQ&feature=youtu.beHusband-and-wife design team Vicky Jacob-Ebbinghaus and Juarez Rodrigues set up their hugely popular website eatingfortwocookbook.com when they started interviewing pregnant women on their strangest cravings.They 'cooked', tasted, rated and photographed each discovery, giving it the look of haute cuisine and a similarly fancy-sounding name. When they posted these creations on their blog, the crowd went wild with reposts and tags. More and more pregnant women submitted their cravings for the 'Vicki and Juarez treatment' and soon media pundits were raving. Pickles and Ice Cream feature 75 almost- never-before-seen recipes, uniquely beautiful (even if their appeal as food might be questionable) photographs of the recipes, along with the stories of the pregnant women who dreamed them up.
A Passion for Pasta
By Carmela Sophia Sereno
In A Passion for Pasta, everyone can take a delicious trip down Italy, from top to toe, led by 'pasta queen' Carmela Sereno - your guide to making speciality pasta dishes from each Italian region. With stunning photographs throughout, these recipes include: · Mandilli di Seta, handkerchief pasta with creamy pesto, from Liguria and the Italian Riviera. Liguria's capital, Genoa, is birthplace of the well-known basil pesto. · Orecchiete con cime di rape, which combines the speciality pasta of Puglia, orecchiete (translated as 'little ears'), with the humble turnip to produce a dish full of flavour and yet typical of Puglia's unique style of cooking, cucina povera. · Ziti with sardines, chicory and breadcrumbs. Ziti pasta come in many sizes from the length of small maccheroni to that of spaghetti. Originating from Sicily, this dish has strong Middle Eastern and North African influences, acknowledging these two regions' involvement in Sicilian history. Serano shows us how to make even the most basic pasta dough into a variety of shapes and stunning designs using stripes, spots and delicate herbs. Even those who are already great pasta enthusiasts will be amazed at the range of pasta explored in this book, with dishes selected to delight not only with their exquisite taste but also by their beautiful and varied appearance. From the 'Polenta Gnocchi' of the Aosta Valley to Tuscany's 'Pancake Pasta', A Passion for Pasta has a dish for every occasion, and all tastes.
The Power of Different
By Gail Saltz
The Power of Different is an illuminating and uplifting examination of the link between brain differences and aptitude. Psychologist and bestselling author Gail Saltz presents the latest scientific research and profiles famous geniuses and lay individuals who have been diagnosed with all manner of brain 'problems' - including learning disabilities, ADD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and autism. Saltz shows that the source of our struggles can be the origin of our greatest strengths. Rooted in her experience as a professor and practicing psychiatrist, and based on the latest neurological research, Saltz demonstrates how specific deficits in certain areas of the brain are directly associated with the potential for great talent. She also shows how the very conditions that can cause difficulty at school, in social situations, at home or at work, are bound to creative, disciplinary, artistic, empathetic and cognitive abilities.In this pioneering work, readers will find engaging scientific research and stories from historical geniuses and everyday individuals who have not only made the most of their conditions, but who have flourished because of them. Enlightening and inspiring, The Power of Different shows how the unique wiring of every brain can be a source of strength and productivity, and can contribute to the richness of our world.
By Christine Temple
Where does creativity come from? Why are some people more creative than others?Eminent neuropsychologist Christine Temple navigates a wide range of factors from the hard science (visual memory, spatial ability, brain functions) to the environmental (the 'mad genius' myth, and Gladwell's 10,000 hours of practice) in her study of what contributes to creativity. Using Pablo Picasso as her model of a creative genius, she weighs up each theory as it applies to Picasso and shows how his own creativity came from a combination of many factors.In this book, she looks at Picasso's playful mindset and passionate relationships, investigates the possibility that genius is genetic and can be inherited in families, considers whether creative genii perceive the world in a different way, and determines whether single-mindedness and focus play a part. This is the first book to look at a multitude of traits in creativity, and nail down the key factors that matter (and also which ones don't) to provide an overall picture of this fascinating area, linking the science to the personal.
Parenting Your New Puppy
By Caroline Spencer, Lesley Harris
In this practical, readable and entertaining book, Caroline Spencer and Lesley Harris bring a new slant to a well-explored subject and propose significant shifts in an owner's understanding of why their puppy behaves as he does and what makes him tick.Like children, dogs are born without behavioural issues; it is what happens in the early weeks of life, and the way in which his new owner nurtures, guides and educates him that will enable him to become a well-balanced adult - or not.Drawing on a combined 40 years of experience, the authors will help you in your initial choice of a puppy. When you take him into your home, it will show you how to interpret natural canine communication and play, and how to use these signals to educate and guide your puppy in a positive way. The confidence he gains in you, the parent, will help him through sometimes difficult and confusing situations, to become a happy, trustworthy, and trusting friend for life.
Power Blends and Smoothies
By Catherine Atkinson
Use the recipes in this book to turbo-charge your body and mind with freshly made smoothies and blends that are bursting with health-giving vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants. It will help you get the most out of using your power blender and enable you to incorporate healthy habits into your hectic life with ease.Each of the nearly 150 recipes includes delicious and beneficial fruit and vegetable super foods: Health Improvers: detoxers, brain boosters, antioxidants, mood lifters, and more;Weight Busters: get slim with protein packers, natural juices, dried fruits - and raw chocolate!;Exercise Enhancers: recipes to increase oxygenation, bone density, and muscle strength;Beauty Boosters: enjoy clear eyes and healthy skin, and slow the ageing process.Power Blending and Juicing provides simple, quick and easy ways to get much more than your daily requirement of healthy fruit and vegetables. Use the recipes to create goodness in a glass, with a range of blends and smoothies that are packed with nutrients - and utterly delicious.
The Psychology of Babies
By Lynne Murray
An instructive and accessible account of the psychological development of children aged 0-2 years and how it can be supported by social relationships. The first two years are critical in a child's development, influencing what happens in later childhood and even adulthood. Yet how best to support that early development is not always easy to grasp. Now help is at hand with this expert guide on the care of children through these essential years. Based on the latest research, with its wealth of picture sequences and clear explanations, this book shows how the development of young children's social understanding, attachments, self-control and intelligence can be supported through their relationships.
By Ruth A. Baer
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention that originates in Eastern meditation traditions but is increasingly discussed and practised in Western culture. It is usually defined as focusing one's complete attention on present-moment experiences in a non-judgemental and accepting way. Buddhist traditions suggest that the cultivation of mindfulness through the practice of meditation reduces suffering and cultivates positive qualities, such as insight, wisdom, compassion and equanimity. In recent years, the Western mental health community has adapted mindfulness meditation practices for use in medical and mental health settings, and several interventions based on mindfulness training are now widely available. Those with the best scientific support include mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). These treatments can be applied to a wide range of problems, disorders and populations and the evidence increasingly supports their efficacy.Practising Happiness is the first self-help book to integrate the wisdom, skills and practices available from the four leading evidence-based mindfulness treatments (MBSR, MBCT, DBT and ACT).FREE audio content and guided meditations are available at www.practising-happiness.co.uk
By Stephen Jones
We all go a little mad sometimes ...Included among these twisted tales - of psychos, schizoids and serial killers, many with a supernatural twist - is Reggie Oliver's revival of Edgar Allan Poe's wily French detective, C. Auguste Dupin, a new 'Bryant & May' London mystery from Christopher Fowler, child-actor-turnedprivate-eye Marty Burns investigating a quirky Hollywood case by Jay Russell and internationally bestselling Michael Marshall revisiting The Straw Men conspiracy. Alongside one of Robert Bloch's most iconic stories, there's an original wraparound sequence in the style of the author by John Llewellyn Probert.With classic reprints by R. Chetwynd-Hayes, Basil Copper and Dennis Etchison, original fiction by Peter Crowther, Brian Hodge, Richard Christian Matheson, Paul McAuley, Lisa Morton, Robert Shearman, Steve Rasnic Tem and others, you'd have to be out of your mind not to take a stab at these stories!
The Phallus of Osiris (Modern Erotic Classics)
By Valentina Cilescu
Death and Lust and Vampires!The Master is a sex vampire. His aim: to dominate through the glories of the flesh. His minions are beautiful and lascivious and their eager bodies and warped minds are bent to his evil purpose.The lost Phallus of Osiris is the greatest erotic talisman known to man and the Master will not rest until he has it in his possession. Just one woman can help him fulfil his dark ambitions - the one person who still resists him. Mara, the white witch. Great though the Master's power is - in Mara, and The Phallus of Osiris, he may have met his match.
Private Life in Britain's Stately Homes
By Michael Paterson
The Victorian and Edwardian eras in the run-up to 1914 marked the golden age of the English country house, when opulence and formality attained a level that would never be matched again. The ease of these perfect settings for flirtation and relaxation was maintained by a large and well-trained staff of servants. Although those 'in service' worked very long hours and had little personal freedom, many were proud of their positions and grateful for the relative security these gave. Indeed, the strictly hierarchical world below stairs could be more snobbish than that of a house's owners. Michael Paterson skilfully and entertainingly explores the myths and realities of this vanished world, both upstairs and down.
Pocket Wedding Planner 2nd Edition
By Elizabeth Catherine Myers
With this book you really can have a fabulous wedding that you'll remember forever - and still save hundreds, if not thousands of pounds. In this short, easy-to-read guide, an experienced professional wedding planner gives you the benefit of her advice. With the practical help of useful checklists you will find out how to plan and manage the perfect day, including: - * Planning and managing the hen and stag parties. * Choosing and booking the venue. * Planning and organising the drinks and catering, cars and drivers, photographs, flowers, DJs, invitations, etc. * Choosing the bride's and bridesmaids' dresses. This book will make sure you keep all the romance in your special day without the stress of costs spiralling out of control.
Plants and Planting Plans for a Bee Garden
By Maureen Little
For many people gardening is predominantly about plants and choosing the right combination and balance to make beautiful borders. This book will help you achieve this - and more, because it will also help you create an ecologically sound, bee-friendly garden, showing that you can have an aesthetically pleasing garden full of beautiful flowers which at the same time will attract and nurture bees. It will enable you to select bee-friendly plants, and to plan borders which are beneficial to bees, encouraging these most valuable of insects to come to your garden over and over again, both for sustenance and to aid pollination. It contains a wide range of practical, beautiful and easy-to-follow planting plans for bee-friendly gardens of all sizes, including: - Traditional mixed, cottage, and colour themed borders - 'Designer' and 'natural' borders - Borders for acid and alkaline soils - Ideas for container planting This book will be of interest to every gardener who cares for the plight of the honeybee and other bees.Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Assessing the Conditions in Your Garden; 2. Designing with Plants; 3. Bee Specifics; 4. The Plans; And Finally; Appendices; Further Reading; Useful Addresses and Wesbites; Index of Illustrated Plants; List of Common Names of Plants and their Latin Equivalents; Index of Plants; Index.
Planning and Managing a Corporate Event
By Karen Lindsey
Includes the Ultimate Tick List, A-Z Survival Guide, 50 Top Tips and Useful Contacts. This book provides comprehensive and expert guidance on planning and managing a corporate event. It is written as a support text for students studying event management and to provide a practical guide for aspiring event organisers along with administrators, secretaries and personal assistants who are required to organise events as part of their job role. Within this book and its numerous check lists you will discover how to: - become a proficient event organiser and consistently achieve excellent results with the least amount of fuss, stress and worry - consider the step-by-step process from beginning to end for a wide range of events including conferences, award ceremonies, parties, team building, activities, family fun days and press and product launches. - deliberate all aspects of an event including the event brief, location, costing, theming and logistics - apply Health & Safety standards without the headache and take Sustainability measures in your stride - competently manage the event on site including tips on what to do when things don't go to plan - avoid time-consuming and frustrating pitfalls.Contents: About the Author; Preface; Introduction; The step-by-step process; Chapter 1: Innovation; Chapter 2: Organisation; Chapter 3: Overall Event Design; Chapter 4: Concluding Organisation; Chapter 5: On Site; Chapter 6: Post Event; Chapter 7: Health and Safety; Chapter 8: Components and Considerations; - Help is at Hand!; Chapter 9: Fifty Top Tick Tricks; Chapter 10: The A-Z survival Guide; Chapter 11: Your tool box; Chapter 12: The Ultimate Tick List; Chapter 13: Complete Itinerary; Chapter 14: Complete Benchmark Schedule; Helpful Contact Details; Acknowledgements; General Index
Penelope Goes to Portsmouth
By M.C. Beaton
The third book in M.C. Beaton's charming Travelling Matchmaker series. Kind-hearted Miss Hannah Pym is off to Portsmouth in the company of the beautiful but practical Miss Penelope Wilkins. Miss Pym quickly realises that Penelope needs someone to enliven her sheltered life, someone perhaps like their handsome travelling companion, Lord Augustus Railton. Penelope, however, thinks Lord Augustus is a ne'er-do-well...Hannah's hopes for adventure, on the other hand, are fulfilled when the coach happens upon a footman who faces hanging for a crime he didn't commit.'Romance fans are in for a treat' - Booklist'[M. C. Beaton] is the best of the Regency writers' - Kirkus Reviews
Perfect Baking With Your Halogen Oven
By Sarah Flower
Nutritionist Sarah Flower has been a big fan of the Halogen Oven since its launch and uses her own every day to cook for her family. Following her bestselling The Everyday Halogen Oven Cookbook, she shows you how versatile your Halogen Oven can be and how you can use it to bake bread, cupcakes, cakes, pastries, biscuits, puddings and savouries. Whether you're baking for coffee breaks, tea time, picnics, or any family occasion you'll find nearly 150 savoury and sweet treats in this book, including many of your favourites - plus lots of new baking ideas. This is a book of indulgence, baking and yumminess - grab your pinny and get cooking!Contents:Introduction1. Using Your Halogen Oven2. Top Baking Tips3. Tasty Savouries4. The Bakery - Bread and More...5. Cupcakes, Muffins and Fairy Dust6. Sugar, Spice and All Things Nice - Great Cakes and Fancies7. The Coffee Break - Dunkable Biscuits and Treats8. Tart it Up and Roll It Out9. The Big Finish - Delightful DessertsIndex.