Maison Kayser's French Pastry Workshop
By Eric Kayser
From festive creations to simple but sophisticated fare, chef Eric Kayser will not only provide his recipes but the expert insight you need to replicate his delectable creations. The more than 70 recipes include his bakery bestsellers, including raspberry macaroons, lemon curd meringue tartlets, epiphany cake, Yule logs, financiers, chocolate and hazelnut tarts, among others. Hundreds of photos show the beautiful pastries, and provide step-by-step instructions for anything tricky. A pictogram system helps readers distinguish the recipe's level of difficulty.
By Kimberly Arcand, Megan Watzke, Katie Peek
In Magnitude, Kimberly Arcand and Megan Watzke take us on an expansive journey to the limits of size, mass, distance, time, and temperature in our universe, from the tiniest particle within the structure of an atom to the most massive galaxy in the universe; from the speed at which grass grows (about 2 to 6 inches a month) to the speed of light. Fully-illustrated with four-color drawings and infographics throughout and organized into sections including Size and Amount (Distance, Area, Volume, Mass, Time, Temperature), Motion and Rate (Speed, Acceleration, Density, Rotation), and Phenomena and Processes (Energy, Pressure, Sound, Wind, Computation), Magnitude shows us the scale of our world in a clear, visual way that our relatively medium-sized human brains can easily understand.
Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete And Annotated...All The Bits
By Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
THE must-have book for every Monty Python fan is now in paperback! Monty Python's Flying Circus: Complete and Annotated... All the Bits includes every script from every episode of the innovative, hilarious, and absurd series--one of the most influential of all time--plus hundreds of annotations, behind-the-scenes stories, profiles, and more, as well as photographs, drawings, and Terry Gilliam's iconic artwork.Monty Python's Flying Circus is one of the most popular, important and oft-quoted comedy series of all time. This landmark work collects the complete scripts for every one of the 45 episodes of Flying Circus: every silly setup, every clever conceit, every snide insult, and ever saucy aside from these classic skits, including "The Ministry of Silly Walks," "The Dead Parrot," "Banter in the Cheese Shop," "Spam, the Funniest Joke in the World," "The Spanish Inquisition," "The Argument Clinic," "The Fish-Slapping Dance," "The Lumberjack Song," and all the rest.Every script is thoroughly annotated with notes that cover the plethora of cultural, historical, and topical references touched upon in each sketch. Sidebars and commentary throughout include profiles of the principles -- Graham Chapman, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin, Terry Gilliam, and John Cleese -- and interviews with the cast and crew; fascinating facts about technical concerns, set design, and shooting locations; insider stores from on and off the set, including arguments, accidents, and practical jokes; goofs and gaffes; and much more. Also included are thousands of stills and artwork from the shows.
A Most Elegant Equation
By David Stipp
Bertrand Russell wrote that mathematics can exalt "as surely as poetry." This is especially true of one equation: ei(pi) + 1 = 0, the brainchild of Leonhard Euler, the Mozart of mathematics. More than two centuries after Euler's death, it is still regarded as a conceptual diamond of unsurpassed beauty. Called Euler's identity or God's equation, it includes just five numbers but represents an astonishing revelation of hidden connections. It ties together everything from basic arithmetic to compound interest, the circumference of a circle, trigonometry, calculus, and even infinity. In David Stipp's hands, Euler's identity becomes a contemplative stroll through the glories of mathematics. The result is an ode to this magical field.
Moon New York State, 7th Edition
By Julie Schwietert Collazo
Moon Travel Guides: A New Way to Discover New York State!Writer and New Yorker Julie Schweitert Collazo shares her tips on exploring the Empire State. From the iconic metropolis of New York City to the rural, natural regions such as Madison County and the Finger Lakes, Moon New York State has activities for every traveler.What You'll Discover in Moon New York State:* Local perspective from New Yorker Julie Schweitert Collazo* Expertly crafted maps and helpful reference photos* Strategic itineraries for every trip and budget, including: Day Trips from New York City, Wild New York, Food and Wine Trails, State of the Arts, and NYC Like a Local* Focused coverage of New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley and the Catskills, the Capital-Saratoga region, the Adirondacks, the Finger Lakes and Thousand Islands-Seaway, and Buffalo and the Niagara region* Honest advice on finding the right accommodations and getting around by car or public transportation* Activities and ideas for every traveler: Visit historic landmarks and explore the charming riverside towns of the Hudson Valley. Gaze at the sublime falls of Niagara and the Adirondacks, or have lunch at the Culinary Institute of America. Meander the High Line, browse the quirky boutiques of Lower Manhattan, and grab a nightcap at a rooftop bar. Go hiking and camping in the Catskills, or discover the best spots for dining, dancing, and romance.* Detailed and thorough information, including background on culture, history, and geographyWith Moon New York State's practical tips, myriad activities, and local insight on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.Want to spend some time discovering NYC like a local? Try Moon New York Walks. Hitting the road? Try Moon Road Trip USA: Atlantic Coast.
The Mammoth Book of New Comic Quotes
By Geoff Tibballs
With over 3,500 entries, arranged by topic, fully indexed and up-to-date for the twenty-first century, here is a bumper new collection of witticisms and wisecracks. If you're looking for a quick quip to get the crowd on your side, struggling to put the finishing touches to a wedding speech or just want to cheer yourself and your mates up, this marvellous mammoth book provides all you'll ever need. Entries range from insults, put-downs, gags and one-liners to homespun philosophy, witty proverbs, movie quotes and graffiti. Among the contributors featured are Ricky Gervais, Sir Terry Pratchett, Tina Fey, Milton Jones, Russell Brand, Bill Bryson, Armando Iannucci, Stephen Fry, Jeremy Clarkson, Larry David, Grayson Perry, Germaine Greer, Will Ferrell and many more. Never be stuck for a good line again! 'Al Gore met with Donald Trump to discuss climate change. To try to explain it in terms Trump would understand, Gore said, "The planet is getting hotter than your daughter Ivanka."' Conan O'Brien'The only time it's cool to yell, "I have diarrhoea!" is when you're playing Scrabble.' Zach Galifianakis
Make Elephants Fly
By Steven S. Hoffman
'Essential reading for business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs' Matthew Stepka, Angel Investor and former VP of Business Ops and Special Projects at Google'This is a must-read for anyone who wants to imagine what it is like to have all the brains in Hoffman's enterprise innovating while they work' Tim Draper, founder of DFJDrawing on case studies from the most innovative startups in Silicon Valley, this step-by-step guide will show you how to develop, validate, and bring your impossibly big ideas to life. In today's world, everyone needs to innovate to stay competitive. It doesn't matter if you're a startup founder, corporate executive, small business owner, freelancer, or professional: There's a technology out there that's going to upend your industry. And if you aren't able to harness it to your advantage, someone else will. Innovation is no longer an option - it's the price of admission into the business world.Make Elephants Fly willhelp you implement the same methodologies and processes as the most innovative startups in Silicon Valley. It will show you: *How startups come up with breakthrough products and services.*How to structure innovation teams.*The best ways to identify and vet new ideas. *What it takes to foster a culture of innovation.*How to establish a process of innovation throughout your organization.By the time you've digested this book, you will have the tools needed to take your impossibly big idea and make it fly!
Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall
By Hannah Dennison
'Just the thing to chase the blues away' M.C. BeatonHistory has a habit of repeating itself...When the only copy of Iris Stanford's new manuscript fails to arrive at her publisher's, her daughter Kat tracks the package pack to the tiny local post office, leaving Iris terrified that Muriel Jarvis, the local postmistress and notorious busybody, will expose her secret identity as international bestselling romance author Krystalle Storm.But Muriel has problems of her own. The sudden death of her husband has not only left her heavily in debt but facing the possibility that Lord Rupert Honeychurch will evict her from the cottage her family has lived in for generations. Desperate for money, Muriel recklessly embarks on a disastrous course of action - with fatal consequences.As tales of bizarre thefts, blackmail and infidelity abound, Kat's loyalties are challenged on every front - and then the ancient remains of a civil war victim turn up, reigniting old rivalries...Praise for Hannah Dennison: 'The perfect classic English village mystery but with the addition of charm, wit and a thoroughly modern touch' Rhys Bowen'Downton Abbey was yesterday. Murder at Honeychurch Hall lifts the lid on today's grand country estate in all its tarnished, scheming, inbred, deranged glory' Catriona McPherson
Malice of Crows
By Lila Bowen
'I don't care what else you've seen in the bookstore today. Read this one' Kevin Hearne on Wake of Vultures'I enjoyed the hell out of it' Patrick Rothfuss on Wake of Vultures'Quite simply, brilliant. A mind-bending mix of history, fantasy and folklore, it's a wild bronco of a read that'll leave you breathless for more' Rachel Caine on Wake of Vultures 'Weird and wonderful . . . Hot damn, this book is good' Chuck Wendig on Wake of VulturesThe Ranger known as Rhett has shut down a terrible enterprise running on the blood and bones of magical folk, but failed to destroy the dark alchemist behind it. Now his destiny as the Shadow refuses to let him rest.To save his friends - and the lives of countless others - he'll first have to lead them on a mission more dangerous than anything they've ever faced.Malice of Crows is the gripping third instalment of the acclaimed Shadow series, starring a hero who has been hailed as 'one of the iconic characters of this generation'.
My Italian Bulldozer
By Alexander McCall Smith
Moon Berlin Walks
By Moon Travel Guides
See Berlin Like a Local!Experience the best of Berlin on foot! Stop in for a beer or a coffee, discover unique hangouts and up-and-coming shops, and meet the locals without missing the highlights of this beautiful cosmopolitan city.Within Moon Berlin Walks you'll find:Six customizable walks through the hippest neighborhoods, from a meandering, couple-hour stroll to a full-day jaunt so you can hit every spot, or just find the perfect place to linger over lunchA foldout map for each walk with all stops clearly marked and color-coded by type and turn-by-turn directionsA detachable full city map for exploring top sights and local finds on your ownTips from locals on their favorite places to shop, unwind with a cocktail, relax at a cafe and people watch, and what not to missVibrant, full-color photos in a portable, pocket-sized guidePublic transit options for each walk and destinationCovering the neighborhoods of Mitte, Prenzlauer Berg, Friedrichshain, Charlottenburg & Schöneberg, Kreuzberg, and Neukölln, Moon Berlin Walks will help you see the city like a local.
By Dana Filek-Gibson
Your World Your Way! Explore the soul of Vietnam in this thousand-year-old city of Hanoi with Moon Travel Guides!What You'll Find in Moon Hanoi:* Expert, local author Dana Filek-Gibson shares everything she's learned about this bustling city in her adopted country* Full-color guidebook with vibrant, helpful photos* Detailed directions and maps for exploring on your own, including information on Ha Long Bay and Sapa* Strategic itineraries, such as a Ha Long Bay Cruise and A Long Weekend in Hanoi* Activities for every traveler: Explore the labyrinthine karsts and limestone caves of Ha Long Bay. Learn about Hanoi's history and heroes at the Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Soak up the sophisticated energy of Hanoi's art scene and cafe-culture, or go dress-shopping in the city's bustling older neighborhoods. Try a fresh batch of bia hoi, Vietnam's craft beer, or sample the best pho in Vietnam* Accurate information, including background on the history and culture* Handy tools such as travel tips, safety information, and an easy to navigate format, all packaged in a book light enough to fit in your carry-onWith Moon Hanoi's practical tips, myriad activities, and an insiders view on the best things to do and see, you can plan your trip your way.
By Kristen Iskandrian
It's the early 1990s, and as a new college student, Agnes is caught between the broken home she leaves behind and the wilderness of campus life. What she needs most is her mother, who has disappeared once and for all, and her brother, who left the family tragically a few years prior. As Agnes tries to find her footing, she writes letters to her mother to conjure a closeness they never. But when she finds out she is pregnant, Agnes begins to contend with what it means to be a mother and, in some ways, what it means to be your own mother. The end of the world as she knows it is also the beginning of a brand new one.