The Real Meal Revolution: Low Carb Cooking
By Jonno Proudfoot
The Real Meal Revolution: Low Carb Cookery is the go-to resource for anyone who wants to cook better low-carb foods right now and for many years to come. It is a book that will teach you the fundamentals behind making any dish delicious by honing in on classic flavour combinations, basic cooking techniques and affordable, readily accessible ingredients. Low-carb eating is currently on trend but this is not a book that follows the eating trends of 'right now'. It is a book packed with lessons to last a lifetime. And every single recipe is low carb.This timeless and comprehensive guide to cooking well and eating healthily showcases classic flavour combinations; foolproof methods to bring out the best in any ingredients; foods that will help to ensure good health for life.This book comprises: 300 low-carb recipes; 20-40 cooking lessons; over 120 colour photographs; brief and to-the-point dietary advice.
Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
By Michele J. Gelfand
'A groundbreaking analysis of what used to be an impenetrable mystery: how and why do cultures differ? ... Anyone interested in our cultural divides will find tremendous insight in Rule Makers, Rule Breakers' - Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, and author of Enlightenment NowWhy are clocks in Germany always correct, while those in Brazil are frequently wrong? Why are Singaporeans jailed for selling gum? Why do women in New Zealand have three times the sex of females worldwide? Why was the Daimler-Chrysler merger ill-fated from the start? And why does each generation of Americans give their kids weirder and weirder names? Curious about the answers to these and other questions, award-winning social psychologist Michele Gelfand has spent two decades studying both tight societies (with clearly stated rules and codes of ethics) and loose societies (more informal communities with weak or ambiguous norms). Putting each under the microscope, she conducted research in more than fifty countries and collaborated with political scientists, neuroscientists, computer scientists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. Her fascinating conclusion: behaviour seems largely dependent on perceived threats. It's why certain nations seem predisposed to tangle with others; some American states identify as "Red" and others as "Blue"; and those attending a sports contest, health club, or school function behave in prescribed ways. Rule Makers, Rule Breakers reveals how to predict national variations around the globe, why some leaders innovate and others don't, and even how a tight vs. loose system can determine happiness. Consistently riveting and always illuminating, Michele Gelfand's book helps us understand how a single cultural trait dramatically affects even the smallest aspects of our lives.'Fascinating and profound...It's quite possibly this year's best book on culture' - Roy F. Baumeister, bestselling co-author of Willpower and author of The Cultural Animal'This brilliant book is full of well-documented insights that will change the way you look at yourself and at the world around you' - Barry Schwartz, bestselling author of The Paradox of Choice, Practical Wisdom, and Why We Work
Rescue Dogs and Their Second Lives
By Angela Patmore
Rescuing a dog can change not only the dog`s life but yours too. This book explains how. It also tells you everything you need to know about finding the right dog at a shelter near to you, and getting him or her used to you and their home. There is also appropriate advice on training and caring for your new friend. This book contains moving poems, true stories and appealing portraits of actual rescue dogs, who found new owners and loving homes.
Rowing the Pacific
By Mick Dawson
'If you love thrilling adventure books that'll keep you on the edge of your seat, then you're going to love this one' - Naomi Dunbar, Adventure Travel'I am an ocean rower, and have read a lot of books by fellow ocean rowers, and enjoyed them, BUT, this one beats them all. It was brilliant, so gripping that once started I could not put it down, read it in one go, neglecting all my work and chores. This man is brave. This man can row but most of all THIS MAN CAN WRITE.' Ocean Rower'Mick's account of the gruelling journey is compelling. You'll feel that you're there with them, through the near-death experiences and the equipment failures, battling extreme fatigue, frightening storms and an ocean the consistency of liquid cement' Lifeboat MagazineStorms, fatigue, equipment failure, intense hunger, and lack of water are just a few of the challenges that ocean rower Mick Dawson endured whilst attempting to complete one of the World's 'Last Great Firsts'.In this nail-biting true story of man versus nature, former Royal Marine commando Dawson, a Guinness World Record-holder for ocean-rowing and high-seas adventurer takes on the Atlantic and ultimately the North Pacific.It took Dawson three attempts and a back-breaking voyage of over six months to finally cross the mighty North Pacific for the first time. Dawson and his rowing partner Chris Martin spent 189 days, 10 hours and 55 minutes rowing around the clock, facing the destruction of their small boat and near-certain death every mile of the way, before finally reaching the iconic span of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge. Dawson's thrilling account of his epic adventure details how he and Chris propelled their fragile craft, stroke by stroke for thousands of miles across some of the most dangerous expanses of ocean, overcoming failure, personal tragedy and everything that nature could throw at him along the way.
The Real Meal Revolution 2.0
By Jonno Proudfoot
'I am almost two weeks into Restoration and I am feeling great. Went for a blood pressure check and my readings have dropped since I started the program. My GP is thinking that if I keep going the way I am that I will be able to come off the medication really soon which is fantastic.'Maxine, Launceston, Australia'Halfway through week three of Restoration and weighed myself today!! I dropped 5.6 kgs so far. I can't tell you how elated I am. By this time next week if I stick to the plan and my daily walking target I could be in double digits instead of triple digits, that is such a big deal to me!'Michael Markoulides, United Kingdom'At the time that I started with the Banting, I weighed 70.3 kg. My goal is to weigh 55 kg. After 13 weeks of strict Banting (and a little cheating) I have lost a total of 11.6 kg. So I am almost there.'Monique Pretorius, Rustenburg, South Africa 'I love this program EVEN MORE! I am not craving and feel full for a long time. I'm in week two [of Restoration] and I have to say Jonno's recipes are fantastic. I'm down four pounds.'Shari Kuntz, Kansas, United States'I'm doing so well, I've lost 3 kg for the past three weeks [in Restoration] and 7 cm from my waistline.'Nthabiseng Mogosoane, South AfricaThe original book, The Real Meal Revolution, promoting a diet low in carbohydrates and unafraid of healthy fats has sold hundreds of thousands of copies all over the world, inspiring a profound and widespread change in eating habits and improved health for thousands. The Real Meal Revolution 2.0 provides the distillation of three years of data analysis from 120,000 online users and thousands of success stories, combined with the latest nutritional science and behavioural research. The result is a cutting-edge, four-phase approach that isn't simply about losing weight - it's about being healthy, happy and absolutely awesome!· Achieve your awesome weight quickly and without compromise· Save money by avoiding expensive supplements and medication· Conquer the weight-loss plateau and other pitfalls of dieting· Discover non-food related weight-loss techniques to make part of your daily routine· Enjoy supposedly taboo foods while maintaining a healthy lifestyle If you want sustainable weight loss (without cravings or side effects), boundless energy, improved blood readings, bulletproof gut health, increased mental focus, enhanced athletic performance and better sleep, then The Real Meal Revolution 2.0 is for you.www.realmealrevolution.com
Rugby: An Anthology
By Brian Levison
Inspiring and irreverent by turns, Brian Levison's new anthology has drawn on rugby's wealth of excellent writing. Frank Keating, P. G. Wodehouse, Alec Waugh, A. A. Thomson, John Reason and Mick Imlah are among the distinguished names who have written movingly, amusingly and entertainingly about the game they loved. Great players such as Brian O'Driscoll, Willie John McBride, J. P. R. Williams, Chester Williams, Colin Meads, Gavin Hastings and Brian Moore give us a fascinating insider's view, as does World Cup Final referee Derek Bevan, who reveals what it is like to try to control thirty powerful and often volatile men in a highly competitive situation. But some of the best writing and the wittiest insights come from those who played their rugby at a much less exalted level. The origins of the game - sometimes true, sometimes fanciful - are explored as are some of its rituals like the haka. There are amusing tales including that of the four Tibetan boys sent by the Dalai Lama to learn the game at Rugby School and an account of New Zealand scrum-half Chris Laidlaw's hostile reception at a village fête in Wales. Along with barely believable stories about the game's hardest men, including the French coach Jean 'le Sultan' Sébédio, who used to conduct training sessions wearing a sombrero and wielding a long whip, and 'Red' Conway who had his finger amputated rather than miss a game for South Africa. One section 'Double Vision' looks at the same incident from opposing viewpoints, such as when the then relatively inexperienced Irish immortal Willie John McBride took a swing at the mighty All Black Colin Meads in a line-out. Another, 'Giving it Everything', shows how exceptional courage was not restricted to the rugby field but extended to the battle grounds of the First World War. From the compiler of highly acclaimed All in a Day's Cricket, this selection covers the game from virtually every angle and is sure to delight any rugby fan.
The Real Meal Revolution
By Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot, Sally-Ann Creed
'Scientists labelled fat the enemy . . . they were wrong.'Time magazine We've been told for years that eating fat is bad for us, that it is a primary cause of high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. The Real Meal Revolution debunks this lie and shows us the way back to restored health through eating what human beings are meant to eat. This book will radically transform your life by showing you clearly, and easily, how to take control of not just your weight, but your overall health, too - through what you eat. And you can eat meat, seafood, eggs, cheese, butter, nuts . . . often the first things to be prohibited or severely restricted on most diets. This is Banting, or Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF) eating, for a new generation, solidly underpinned by years of scientific research and by now incontrovertible evidence. This extraordinary book, already a phenomenal bestseller, overturns the conventional dietary wisdom of recent decades that placed carbohydrates at the base of the supposedly healthy-eating pyramid and that has led directly to a worldwide epidemic of obesity and diabetes. Both a startling revelation, and as old as humanity itself, it offers a truly revolutionary approach to healthy eating that explodes the myth, among others, that cholesterol is bad for us. This is emphatically not just another unsustainable, quick-fix diet or a fad waiting to be forgotten, but a long-delayed return to the way human beings are supposed to eat.
By Albert Axell
With Hitler's invasion of Russia on 22 June 1941, the Eastern front opened and politicians and generals around the world predicted the swift destruction of the Soviet armies. Nazi Germany threw its might against Russia: 5,000,000 men took part in the blitz attack along the Russian frontier. From interviews and primary evidence, much of it never previously published, unfolds the story of the Eastern Front, interweaving accounts of the men and women who served with the progress of the war itself. A tale of unbelievable heroism.
The Reality Slap
By Russ Harris
Sometimes it can feel like there's a gap between what we plan or hope for in our lives and the reality we're faced with - a so-called 'reality gap'. Sometimes it's a startling reality gap caused by the death of a loved one, for example, or a serious illness, a freak accident, divorce or the loss of a job. Sometimes it's a little gentler: envy, loneliness, resentment, failure, disappointment or rejection. But whatever form your 'reality gap' may take, one thing's for sure: it can cause us great distress.Based on the scientifically proven mindfulness-based approach called 'Acceptance and Commitment Therapy' (ACT), this self-help book will teach you how to cope effectively when life hurts and you will learn not only how to survive life's unexpected curve balls, but also how to thrive, despite them.
A Rhyming History of Britain
By James Muirden
The Rhyming History of Britain Has never - heretofore - been written'I am not a historian. In fact, I wrote this poem in order to teach myself some history. I thought that sorting facts into verse form would concentrate my mind wonderfully. Which it did.' Brought up with the iambic pentameters of Hilaire Belloc's Cautionary Verses ringing in his ears, JamesMuirden's rhyming history is a long poem in an equally simple and jolly form. Charmingly irreverent, magically humorous, delightfully illustrated by David Eccles - recently acclaimed for his line drawings for Now We Are Sixty - this is the perfect gift for historians and non-historians alike.This cheerful poem has been writtenTo tell the History of Britain;For People puzzled by the Past -If this means YOU, here's help at last!From Celts to Churchill, it relates(With all the most Important Dates)Our country's convoluted course...Why Richard hollered for a horse;Why Eleanor was such a catch;Why no one liked the Spanish Match;The pros and cons of Laissez Faire;Smart Georgian ladies' underwear;Why Charles the Second went to plays;Why Queen Jane reigned for just nine days;The causes of the Irish trouble;The bursting of the South Sea Bubble;That giant glasshouse in Hyde Park;The First World War's igniting spark...
Release Your Worries - A Guide to Letting Go of Stress & Anxiety
By Cate Howell, Michele Murphy
Release Your Worries examines the nature of stress and anxiety and helps you master a range of strategies and approaches for dealing with them.Among the topics explored in this essential self-help guide you will find:- case studies- the issue of medication- the importance of an healthy lifestyle- CBT, IPT and ACT approachesRelease Your Worries draws on the clinical, research and teaching experience of the authors and makes use of the most up-to-date psychological approaches, including CBT, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Narrative and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Rome: The Autobiography
By Jon E. Lewis
The history of Ancient Rome has been passed down to us through official accounts, personal letters, annotated words of great orators and the considered histories of powerful men. It is found on inscriptions, in private memoirs and official reports from every corner of the Empire. Over 150 pieces are collected in this autobiography of Ancient Rome, from the written accounts of Caesars and slaves, generals and poets on major battles, conspiracy and politics to the minutiae of everyday life and includes amongst them:How to keep a slave, by Cato the Elder; The Life of a Roman Gentleman by Pliny the Younger; Gang Warfare in Rome, by Cicero; a Chariot Fight, by Julius Caesar; Female Athletes and Gladiators, by Juvenal; the Eruption of Vesuivius, by Pliny the Younger; Nero Murders Britannicus, by Tacitus; On Going to bed with Cleopatra, by Mark Antony; Homosexuals in Rome, Juvenal; Alaric the Visogoth Sacks Rome,by Jordanes; The Great Fire of Rome, by Tacitus; Gladitorial Shows, by Seneca; Two Days in the Life of an Emperor's Son, Marcus Aurelius.
The Right Way to Play Chess
By David Pritchard
Since its first publication in 1950, The Right Way to Play Chess has taught chess to generations of beginners, taking them to the standard expected of good club players.It gives full details of exactly how to play the game, explains basic theory and includes many examples of play.There are separate chapters on the openings, middle and end games, plus a chapter of master games which illustrate how styles of play have changed over the years.Fully revised and updated by chess expert Richard James, a new chapter shows how to encourage and teach children to play the game.
The Right Way to Read Music
By Harry and Michael Baxter
Whether you are learning to play a piano, blow a trumpet, conduct an orchestra or sing, the essentials of music notation are the same.This book is a complete approach to musical study, from the first note you read to the beginnings of harmony.It simplifies music theory into easy logical steps, clearly written for all including the non-musical.It is also a textbook which prepares you fully for the relevant parts of the GCSE Music, or for the theory parts of the exams of the various music boards. Each section includes extensive questions so that the reader can fully test their understanding.
Right Way to Play Bridge
By Paul Mendelson
This book shows you how to improve your bridge at both a social and competitive level.Clear examples explain the detail of modern Acol bidding. This will enable the reader to plan and reassess their campaign step-by-step and calculate with precision who holds which cards.Guidance is also given on how and when to obstruct or bluff, how to pinpoint the best leads and steal the best contracts, and ways to think strategically under pressure.Unique at-the-table charts - designed to foster partnership understanding used appropriately at home, club or class - summarise key bids.
The Right Way to Keep Chickens
By Virginia Shirt
For generations, people in the countryside have kept chickens, mainly for the eggs. Now, more and more people, in town as well as countryside, are enjoying the pleasure of keeping hens in the garden and reaping the reward of those fresh eggs every day. Virginia Shirt has lived with chickens for over 15 years so her knowledge of these fascinating birds is conditioned by practical experience. Her book is a revelation to every aspiring enthusiast. Concentrating initially on the very first steps, the book goes on to deal with feeding and rearing chickens and comprehensively covers matters relating to health and disease.
The Road to Timbuktu
By Tom Fremantle
In the summer of 1795 a 24-year-old Scot with an optimistic heart and an unforgettable name docked on the Gambia River. So began one of the most extraordinary journeys of exploration in West Africa. Tackling fever, starvation, wild beasts and curious natives, Mungo Park soldiered on to his prize, the mysterious Niger, finally proving that the great river flowed to the east. The young explorer returned home a hero, his journal an instant bestseller. Over 200 years after this ground-breaking trip, Tom Fremantle - having long been inspired by Park - decides to follow in his doughty hero's wake. And so with a dugout canoe, a slothful ox, a donkey called Che and various motorised jalopies, Fremantle blazes his own haphazard trail down the Niger. En route he visits Timbuktu and Dogon country, dodges hippos and camps with desert Bedouin. His journey ends in the heart of Nigeria where Mungo Park lost his life on an ill-fated return expedition to Africa. Fremantle, like Park, puts his trust in strangers on the road and whether Senegalese prostitutes, Bozo fishermen or Malian chiefs, he brings their stories, their hopes and fears, vibrantly to life. This is a book that fuses past and present and reveals the spirit of Africa in a whole new light.
The Real Sweeney
By Dick Kirby
From his bruising first experience of giving witness to securing Britain's first ever double-supergrass, Dick Kirby describes with a strong dose of humour the trials and tribulations of over twenty years spent in the Serious Crime Squad and Flying Squad. Not for him the flabby compromises shown to today's criminals. Kirby's methods lead straight into the underworld, meeting informants in often dangerous situations, gathering together intelligence before hitting the criminals hard, either when they're carrying out a crime or hauling them from their beds at an unwholesomely early hour. Whether it's the Kings Cross job that became the worst kept secret in London, or the case of the unhappy bigamist who burst into tears, Kirby tells things the only way he knows - no punches pulled. His tales of how life in the force used to be in the good old days are sometimes shocking, sometimes blackly funny, and always compelling.