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Da Capo Press

Kind of Blue

Ashley Kahn
Authors:
Ashley Kahn
How To Books

Little Book Of Big Words

Andy Hughes
Authors:
Andy Hughes

This book was written for all those people who: would like to sound more intelligent and feel that a smattering of 'big words' will help fool everyone into thinking they are; or wish they knew some bigger words to impress their boss when asking for a rise; or want to extend their working vocabulary, maybe land a better job, or are trying to impress those critical in-laws; or just love words! It is easy to look up a word in the dictionary, but knowing how to use it is a different matter altogether. "The Little Book of Big Words" solves that problem by explaining and illustrating the use of each word in a simple, straightforward and sometimes humorous way.

Running Press Adult

Bob's Red Mill Baking Book

John Ettinger
Authors:
John Ettinger
Robinson

A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons

Geoffrey Hindley
Authors:
Geoffrey Hindley

Starting AD 400 (around the time of their invasion of England) and running through to the 1100s (the 'Aftermath'), historian Geoffrey Hindley shows the Anglo-Saxons as formative in the history not only of England but also of Europe. The society inspired by the warrior world of the Old English poem Beowulf saw England become the world's first nation state and Europe's first country to conduct affairs in its own language, and Bede and Boniface of Wessex establish the dating convention we still use today. Including all the latest research, this is a fascinating assessment of a vital historical period.

Basic Books

Why Birds Sing

David Rothenberg
Authors:
David Rothenberg

The astonishing richness of birdsong is both an aesthetic and a scientific mystery. Evolutionists have never been able to completely explain why birdsong is so inventive and why many species devote so many hours to singing. The standard explanations of defending territories and attracting mates don't begin to account for the variety and energy that the commonest birds exhibit. Is it possible that birds sing because they like to? This seemingly naive explanation is starting to look more and more like the truth. Why Birds Sing is a lyric exploration of birdsong that blends the latest scientific research with a deep understanding of musical beauty and form. Drawing on conversations with neuroscientists, ecologists, and composers, it is the first book to investigate the elusive question of why birds sing and what their song means to both avian and human ears. Whether playing his clarinet with the whitecrested laughing thrush in Pittsburgh, or jamming in the Australian winter breeding grounds of the Albert's lyrebird, Rothenberg immerses himself in the heart and soul of birdsong. He approaches the subject as a naturalist, philosopher, musician, and investigator. An intimate look at the mostlovely of natural phenomena, Why Birds Sing is a beautifully written exploration of a phenomenon that's at once familiar and profoundly alien.

Abacus

The Gospel Of Judas

Simon Mawer
Authors:
Simon Mawer
PublicAffairs

How Mumbo-Jumbo Conquered the World

Francis Wheen
Authors:
Francis Wheen
Da Capo Press

Eating Well After Weight Loss Surgery

Meredith Urban, Michele Bontmpo-Saray, Patt Levine, William B. Inabnet
Authors:
Meredith Urban, Michele Bontmpo-Saray, Patt Levine, William B. Inabnet

In April 2003 Patt Levine underwent "Lap-Band" gastric surgery, one of the primary bariatric surgeries being widely practiced today. As a lifelong foodie, she was expecting the worst when her surgeon's nutritionist handed her dietary guidelines to follow post-surgery, and she was right. With her decades of cooking skills, she immediately set out to devise low-fat dishes that would be just as delicious pureed and chopped as they would be served whole. As an added problem, she wanted to cook for her husband at the same time. This first-ever cookbook for the hundreds of thousands who are lining up for bariatric bypass surgery is proof that it can be done. With collabourator Michele Bontempo-Saray, the author has created 125 recipes that contain no added sugar, are very low in fat, and get their carbohydrates almost exclusively from fruits and vegetables. Each recipe includes specific guidelines for preparation of the dish for every stage of the eating programs for Lap-Band, gastric bypass, and Biliopancreatric Diversion Duodenal Switch (BPD-DS) patients, as well as suggestions for sharing meals with those who have not gone through gastric surgery. Creative recipes cover every meal and food,breakfast and brunch, soups, vegetables, main courses, and sweet indulgences.

Abacus

The Fall

Simon Mawer
Authors:
Simon Mawer
Robinson

On Becoming a Person

Carl Rogers
Authors:
Carl Rogers

In this book one of America's most distinguished psychologists describes his experiences in helping people to discover the path to personal growth through an understanding of their own limitations and potential. What is personal growth? Under what conditions is it possible? How can one person help another? What is creativity, and how can it be fostered? These are some of the issues raised, which challenge many concepts of traditional psychology.Contemporary psychology derives largely from the experimental laboratory, or from Freudian theory. It is preoccupied with minute aspects of animal and human behaviour, or with the mentally ill. But there are rebels, of whom the author counts himself as one, along with Gordon Allport, Abraham Maslow and Rollo May, who feel that psychology and psychiatry should be aiming higher, and be more concerned with growth and potentiality in man. The interest of such a psychology is in the production of harmoniously mature individuals, given that we all have qualities and possibilities infinitely capable of development. Successful development makes us more flexible in relationships, more creative, and less open to suggestion and control.This book, philosophical and provocative, summarizes Dr Rogers' experience.Non-technical in its language, it is not only for psychologists and psychiatrists, but for teachers and counsellors, religious and social workers, labour-management specialists and anyone interested in 'becoming'.

Da Capo Press

The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit

Jonathan Franzen, Sloan Wilson
Authors:
Jonathan Franzen, Sloan Wilson

Universally acclaimed when first published in 1955, The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit captured the mood of a generation. Its title , like Catch-22 and Fahrenheit 451 , has become a part of America's cultural vocabulary. Tom Rath doesn't want anything extraordinary out of life: just a decent home, enough money to support his family, and a career that won't crush his spirit. After returning from World War II, he takes a PR job at a television network. It is inane, dehumanizing work. But when a series of personal crises force him to reexamine his priorities , and take responsibility for his past , he is finally moved to carve out an identity for himself. This is Sloan Wilson's searing indictment of a society that had just begun to lose touch with its citizens. The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit is a classic of American literature and the basis of the award-winning film starring Gregory Peck. "A consequential novel." , Saturday Review

Basic Books

Einstein, Picasso

Arthur J. Miller
Authors:
Arthur J. Miller

The most important scientist of the twentieth century and the most important artist had their periods of greatest creativity almost simultaneously and in remarkably similar circumstances. This fascinating parallel biography of Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso as young men examines their greatest creations-Picasso's Les Demoiselles d'Avignon and Einstein's special theory of relativity. Miller shows how these breakthroughs arose not only from within their respective fields but from larger currents in the intellectual culture of the times. Ultimately, Miller shows how Einstein and Picasso, in a deep and important sense, were both working on the same problem.

Seal Press

Breeder

Bee Lavender, Ariel Gore
Authors:
Bee Lavender, Ariel Gore

In this ground-breaking anthology, Ariel Gore and Bee Lavender ask real moms , from Web site designers to tattoo-clad waitresses , to laugh, cry, scream, and shout about motherhood. Allison Crews fights to have a voice and be recognized as a teen mother. Angela Morrill eschews both doctors and midwife and gives birth at home. Kimberly Bright draws compelling comparisons between raising a toddler and having a psychotic boyfriend." For every young mom, Breeder offers inspiration, strength, wisdom, and humour. Contributors include Allison Crews, Beth Lucht, Ayun Halliday, Katie Granju, Peri Escarda, Allison Abner, and Kimberly Bright.

Da Capo Press

Building Healthy Minds

Nancy Lewis, Stanley I Greenspan
Authors:
Nancy Lewis, Stanley I Greenspan
Basic Books

Man's Search For Ultimate Meaning

Victor Frankl
Authors:
Victor Frankl
Basic Books

Gifted Children

Ellen Winner
Authors:
Ellen Winner

In this fascinating book, Ellen Winner uncovers and explores nine myths about giftedness, and shows us what gifted children are really like.Using vivid case studies, Winner paints a complex picture of the gifted child. Here we meet David, a three-year-old who learned to read in two weeks KyLee, a five-year-old who mastered on his own all of the math concepts expected by the end of elementary school and Nadia, an autistic and retarded savant" who nevertheless could draw like a Renaissance master.Winner uses her research with these and several other extraordinary children, as well as the latest biological and psychological evidence, to debunk the many myths about academic, musical, and artistic giftedness. Gifted Children also looks at the role played by schools in fostering exceptional abilities. Winner castigates schools for wasting resources on weak educational programs for the moderately gifted. Instead, she advocates elevating standards for all children, and focusing our resources for gifted education on those with extreme abilities,children who are left untouched by the kinds of minimal programs we have today.

Basic Books

Hope And Dread In Psychoanalysis

Stephen A. Mitchell
Authors:
Stephen A. Mitchell

The love affair that psychoanalysis has had with its own founder has obscured just how different the field is today from what it was a century ago, when Freud was writing. Now Stephen A. Mitchell, a central figure in the modernization of psychoanlalysis, shows how the field is moving beyond the confines of Freudian drive theory to encompass the concerns of contemporary life.

James Morton

James Morton is the author of the hugely successful Gangland series. He has long experience as a solicitor specialising in criminal work and was editor-in-chief of NEW LAW JOURNAL for many years.

Ryan Paugh

Ryan Paugh is the cofounder and COO of CommunityCo. He first cofounded Brazen Technologies, which in its early years was recognized by Mashable as one of the top social networks for Gen Y. Ryan then went on to cofound Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) in 2010.

Scott Gerber

Scott Gerber is the cofounder and CEO of CommunityCo, an organization that builds and manages professional membership communities for global brands. He is the founder of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invitation-only organization comprised of the world's most successful young entrepreneurs, and Forbes Councils, a collective of invitation-only organizations for world class executives. He is also a Special Advisor to Forbes Media. Scott is a sought-after public speaker, internationally syndicated business columnist, television commentator, and author of the book Never Get a "Real" Job.