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Worried about saving the planet? You should be! It's not as simple as it looks, and the constant barrage of planetsaving information seems to be increasingly contradictory. Dump the car and take the train? Not according to the British Transport Secretary, who notes that a few travellers on a rural diesel train are causing more pollution than if we gave them each a 4x4. Drinking organic milk? Well, those organic cows not only produce less milk, they heat up the globe with their methane emissions in the process! The Eco Worrier's Handbook is the answer. It presents the green givens, and sets them against their counterarguments in a pithy, graphic, illuminating style. It explodes the myths, cuts through the slogans, and offers you the ammunition to enter the green debate. There are suggestions for what to do for the best, but the objective is to provide the eco worrier with enough balanced information to enter the planet-saving battle fully armed.
Hardcover: 144 pages Publisher: Apple Press ISBN-13: 978-1845433239
STUFF Every Man Should Know
Stuff will be an irresistible gift for dads, grads and men of all ages!
The Dangerous Book for Boys taught us how to make snowballs and slip knots but who will teach us how to get a stripper's phone number? How can we talk our way out of a traffic ticket? And what's the best way to ask for a raise? Stuff Every Man Should Know features these skills and dozens more all packaged in a elegant and affordable hardcover package. Illustrated step-by-step instructions will teacher readers: How to tie a necktie How to make the perfect omelet Five pickup lines in five different languages How to bet on horses How to calm a crying baby and much much more
About the Author: BRETT COHEN makes a killer omelette, drinks his vodka on the rocks, and can change a flat tire in less than five minutes.
Hardcover; 144 pp ISBN: 9781594744143
Age doesn’t matter unless you’re a cheese...
Wisdom from Our Elders
Full of surprise, insight, humour, perspective, celebration, inspiration, and a kind of offhand, poignant poetry, Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Cheese shares hundreds of the best things men and women over sixty have said about how to love, work, laugh, and live.
"It's ill-becoming for an old broad to sing about how bad she wants it. But occasionally we do." -Lena Horne "I take a simple view of living. It is: Keep your eyes open and get on with it." -Laurence Olivier "The only sin is mediocrity." -Martha Graham "When I was young, I found out that the big toe always ends up making a hole in a sock. So I stopped wearing socks." -Albert Einstein "Go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is."-Jimmy Carter
Paperback: 416 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Photo Idea Index: Places
Photo Idea Index: Places is a photography book unlike any other. Rather than focussing on the “how-to” aspects of digital photography, author Jim Krause focuses on the “what-if” aspects. You’ll learn how to use your camera to explore the world around you from different perspectives and how to capture awe-inspiring digital images. For inspiration, you’ll see sweeping views of natural and manmade environments, as well as intimate shots of intriguing detail. Krause shares his shooting techniques - both onsite and post-shooting digital treatments - so you can train your eyes to look for situations that will allow you to capture unique shots and create remarkable compositions.
This chunky tome is brimming with full-colour photos to help get your creative juices flowing. --Digital Photographer
Paperback: 360 pages Publisher: How Design Books ISBN-13: 978-160061043
Also available: Photo Idea Index Vinyl Bound: 360 pages Publisher: How Design Books ISBN-13: 978-1581807660
Pools - Good Ideas
The ultimate reference book for pool design, one of the fastest growing design areas in home construction and remodelling.
Pools: Good Ideas surveys both spectacular and affordable pools located all over the world.Hundreds of examples of extraordinary pools are examined in depth through visually appealing images, designer's sketches and descriptive texts. The richness of the architectural elements and the sheer beauty of the pools themselves come through on every page. Paperback: 330 pages Publisher: Collins Design
Also available: Storage - Good Ideas Paperback: 330 pages Publisher: Collins Design ISBN-13: 978-0061144202
Storage: Good Ideas
Filled cover to cover with beautiful colour photographs, Storage: Good Ideas provides numerous stylist and effective options for every room in your home. This idea book not only showcases innovative storage solutions, but also includes a resource section with information about featured products and manufacturers. With chapters on Living Rooms, Kitchens, Bathrooms, Studies, Stairs and Hallways, and Accessories, this book is a must-have for design professionals and anyone looking to organise and maximise space.
Paperback: 330 pages ISBN-13: 978-0061144202
The fifth volume in the best-selling LogoLounge series provides 2,000 totally new logos from designers worldwide. This book, like the previous titles in the series, is compiled in association with LogoLounge.com, the website that was launched by Bill Gardner in 2002. Top designers and design firms are handpicked and invited to be “foundation members.” Foundation and website members each supply multiple logos to the site. Each LogoLounge book presents new logos that have been added to the site, providing designers with an invaluable source for design inspiration and a resource for design solutions. About the authors: Bill Gardner has produced work for Learjet, Thermos, Nissan, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, and the 2004 Athens Olympics. His work has been featured in the Museum of Modern Art and many other national and international design exhibitions. Catharine Fishel is the author of Paper Graphics, Minimal Graphics, Redesigning Identity, and The Perfect Package.
Hardcover, 192 pages, 2200 photos/illustrations Size (mm): 229 x 279 ISBN: 978-1592535279
2,000 International Identities by Leading Designers
Field Guide: How to be a Graphic Designer
Field Guide: How to be a Graphic Designer This is the first and most complete handbook for the aspiring graphic designer. Fully illustrated with both contemporary and historical references, this book provides up and coming designers with all the practical insight they need to make it in the world of graphic design. From how to be more creative and how to stay on top creatively to the ins and outs of running a design business to the challenges of working in-house, this book will help anyone interested in graphic design decide on the right path for their career and give them the tools to make it into the career they want. The book provides inspiration from the top designers in the world on how they do what they do so well and also provides a complete reference of all the top design schools worldwide.
ISBN: 9781592534906 Paperback, 400 photos/illustrations, 192 Pages
500 Simple Website Hints, Tips & Techniques
The easy, all-in-one guide!
500 Simple Website Hints, Tips, and Techniques is a jargon-free handbook on the basics of website design. The book offers advice on planning your site, with an introduction to information architecture, tools, scripting basics, file and image formats, choosing and buying a domain name, and methods of testing websites. Key design aspects, such as colours, typefaces, and rollovers are also explored. This book also includes essential advice on following web standards, ensuring a site loads quickly, achieving a high ranking on search engines, and offers tips on marketing strategies. Once you’ve got a website that works and can be easily found, the book explains the best way to add creative and fun extras, such as Flash animation, movies, audio, blogs, and podcasts.
ISBN: 978-2-940378-32-6 Paperback with flaps, 128 Pages 205 x 228 mm
Concise, accessible, entry-level guide to designing successful websites
The Genius Machine
A complete, step-by-step system for developing an idea, thinking through an issue, or creating a revolutionary innovation. Gifted with the unique ability to help people discover and apply their own innate genius, intellectual property consultant Gerald Sindell works with individuals and organizations to maximize returns on their most precious capital: their ideas and innovations. Dubbed the “Genius Machine” by his clients, Sindell’s eleven-step process has proven invaluable for countless individuals and businesses needing to hone their message or launch a new product in today’s tough market. Ideas enter the Genius Machine fuzzy, weak, or partially baked. Through this eleven-step process, they are examined from every angle and emerge robust, polished, and ready to change the world. Whether you are designing a house, writing a term paper, or perfecting the business plan for a new startup, The Genius Machine will help your thinking succeed. “The Genius Machine shows how any innovator can become a brilliant thinker. As Gerald Sindell walks you through his straightforward elevenstep process, his clear thinking, smart style, and colorful examples will make a genius of you.” — Christopher Barr, senior editorial director of Yahoo! “The Genius Machine is passionate, provocative, powerful, and practical. Gerald Sindell weaves his experience into an essential guide for creating ideas with impact. What better gift for today’s troubled world than this compelling method for finding smarter solutions and getting them working.” — Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor of business at Harvard Business School and bestselling author of Confidence Hardcover: 156 pages Publisher: New World Library ISBN-13: 978-1577316503
The Introverted Leader
Succeeding in an Extroverted Business World In our extroverted business culture, introverts can feel excluded, overlooked, or misunderstood. But being an introvert doesn't mean you can't be a great leader. Citing examples of highly successful leaders like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, Jennifer Kahnweiler shows that introverts can build on their quiet strength and make it a source of great power. After highlighting the common challenges introverts face at work, such as stress, invisibility, and perception gaps, the book details a straightforward four-step process to handle work situations such as managing up, leading projects, public speaking, and many more. Kahnweiler provides numerous examples and leadership tips as well as a revealing Introverted Leader Quiz that pinpoints where focused attention will produce maximum results, The Introverted Leader will teach you to embrace your natural work style in order to advance your career, get the most out of the people around you, and add value to your organisation. Praise for The Introverted Leader "Finally, a book that recognizes the immense value that introverts bring to the workplace. You'll learn how to lead with quiet confidence through powerful personal examples and practical tools." Daniel H. Pink, author of A Whole New Mind
Paperback: 192 pages Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers ISBN-13: 978-1576755778
Make Their Day!
Companies spend billions on recognition programs each year. While recognition done right improves morale and productivity, most of the money spent is wasted because people in most organisations still don't feel recognised. Research shows employees often want something very different from the plaques and awards most companies rely on for recogniSing employee contribution. In this thoroughly updated and expanded edition of Make Their Day, author Cindy Ventrice explores how managers need to adapt their recognition strategies to deal with global, virtual, and generational realities. Additions include chapters on workplace culture, fairness, and remote communication.
Paperback: 220 pages Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers ISBN-13: 978-1576756010
Intrinsic Motivation at Work
In this new edition of his classic book, Kenneth Thomas draws on the latest research findings to identify the key to employee engagement: intrinsic motivation. Only intrinsic rewards--rewards that come directly from the work itself--encourage the profound commitment and sense of ownership needed for a truly engaged and innovative workforce. Thomas identifies four intrinsic rewards, explains exactly how and why they build engagement, and provides a diagnostic framework to evaluate which need boosting and how to boost them. The second edition has been revised and updated throughout, with an expanded section on how leaders can identify their own intrinsic rewards and new tools, tips, and practices for encouraging intrinsic motivation in others.
"Ken Thomas continues to contribute to our understanding of the mystery of employee engagement. He provides leaders with a roadmap that will not only guide them in working with their talented teams, but also help them understand their own motivation." --Beverly Kaye, founder and CEO, Career Systems International, and coauthor of Love 'Em or Lose 'Em and Love It, Don't Leave It
Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 2nd ed. edition ISBN-13: 978-1576755679
Strategies for Successful Career Change
The idea of work as a straight path from graduation to retirement has become a thing of the past. Today, many people change careers once or more in their working lives. To help individuals prepare for such transitions, journalist Martha E. Mangelsdorf prompts readers to ask soul-searching questions-What's missing from my work life? What do I want to accomplish before I die? How do I gain perspective while at my current job?-while addressing practical considerations such as family and finances. This insightful guide will help readers develop a realistic exit strategy (or take stock after a layoff) and find a new career direction while still paying the bills.
Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Ten Speed Press ISBN-13: 978-1580088244
Stay Ahead of the Curve--Learn to Glow!
You know them at first sight: individuals who radiate enthusiasm, positive energy, and inspiration. Even in difficult circumstances they glow with an attitude that inspires others, fosters a great working experience for everyone, and creates empowering relationships. Drawing on years of original research, Gratton identifies three principles that people who glow live by, and three actions for putting each principle into practice. Lynda Gratton is one of the world's leading experts on how pockets of energy and innovation are created in organisations. Now she zeroes in on how you can become a source of energy and innovation yourself. Praise for Glow "Our work has always been a crucial part of our well being. In this marvelous book Lynda shows the steps everyone can take to create more meaningful relationships at work, find exciting people to work with and reach into their inner being to find a calling that excites and inspires them." --Deepak Chopra
Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers ISBN-13: 978-1576757680
Field Guide to Cookies
Field Guide to Cookies -- What puts the snap in gingersnaps? How do you bake the perfect pinwheel? What's the secret to foolproof friands? Discover these answers and more with Field Guide to Cookies, a handy pocket reference to more than 100 cookie recipes, complete with helpful baking notes and fascinating trivia! Field Guide to Cookies includes traditional favourites and exotic treats from all over the world—everything from spritzgebäck to madelines. Each cookie is photographed in glorious full colour, with step-by-step instructions on how to prepare, bake, serve, and store your creations. With Field Guide to Cookies in your pantry, delicious home-baked confections are just minutes away! Paperback, 304 pp ISBN 9781594742835
Field Guide to Herbs & Spices How to Identify, Select, and Use Virtually Every Seasoning at the Market Paperback; 384 pages ISBN13 9781594740824
You Don’t Have to be Diabetic to Love This Cookbook
You Don't Have to be Diabetic to Love This Cookbook 250 Amazing Dishes for People With Diabetes The book food lovers with diabetes have been waiting for: a collection of 250 dishes to meet any craving, from hot and spicy to sweet and sour, from creamy to crunchy, from pastas to dessert. Written by Tom Valenti, one of Ten Best Chefs (Food & Wine) and a "clairvoyant in the kitchen" (Ruth Reichl, The New York Times) and a diabetic, You Don’t Have To Be Diabetic To Love This Cookbook is filled with recipes so delicious, so imaginative, so varied and enticing that it will turn the burden of following a diabetic regimen into a celebration of food. In fact, this is food for everyone in the family to sit down and enjoy, with no penalty to the non-diabetics. Valenti employs innovations and techniques that are a signature of his cuisine. Recipes include Asparagus and Mushroom Risotto; Chicken Chaat; Filet Mignon with Black and Green Peppercorn Sauce; Fish Piccata; Grilled Duck Breast Paillard with Orange, Onion, and Mint; Lamb Sausage with Warm Potato Salad; Prawn and Tomato Ravioli; Goat Cheese Cake; Banana Mousse; Miniature Pumpkin Pies.
Real flavours, real food, and finally, real pleasure, for diabetics.
Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Eat, Drink & Be Gorgeous
Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous -- From Esther Blum, an expert nutritionist, comes the breakthrough news that, yes, you can eat and drink what you love and still look and feel gorgeous. Esther reveals the secrets to beautiful skin, a fantastic figure, and peace of mind—all while living the good life. It's about knowing how to make the right choices: Which cocktails cause the least damage—is a Merlot better than a Margarita? What natural supplements combat out-of-control hormones? With a troubleshooting section on treating specific ailments, delicious recipes, and fast fixes, Eat, Drink, and Be Gorgeous makes it possible to have that piece of cake and eat it, too. Esther Blum is a registered dietitian and certified nutrition specialist. Widely respected as an industry expert, she is quoted regularly in publications such as Fitness, Health, Self, Marie Claire, InStyle, and Bazaar.
Also available: Secrets of Gorgeous ISBN: 9780811865814
Hardcover; 192 pp ; 40 2-color illustrations ISBN13: 9780811855402
Makeovers That Make You Look As Young As You Feel... Acclaimed makeup artist Robert Jones’ latest makeup title provides unique techniques for taking the years off and looking stunning at any age. You will learn how to expertly cover and camouflage wrinkles, sagging eyelids and dull skin tones while practical and easy tips will help you customise your makeup application to play up your best features and minimise your worst. Learn which colours and makeup techniques add a decade to the face – and how to turn back the clock in a few well-chosen steps. Whether it’s a glamorous look for a special event or an everyday makeup routine, you will learn how to look attractive and natural. A makeup guide for women aged 35 – 50 who use makeup regularly and want to look younger Techniques are illustrated with 150 before-and-after photos All the techniques featured are very practical, easily accessible and extremely effective due to the author’s unique approach
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About Author: Beauty expert Robert Jones is an acclaimed international hair and makeup artist. Formally trained as a painter, he brings an artist’s eye to his work, applying the rules of light, undertones and blending to some of the world’s most recognisable faces. His work can be found on the pages of Marie Claire, Allure, In Style and numerous other fashion magazines. 978-1-84543-306-2 Paperback, 256 Pages, 279 x 216 mm
Learn to Remember ... Learn to Meditate
"Learn to Remember" is a unique illustrated guide to enhancing your memory, featuring tried and tested practical techniques for combatting forgetfulness. Whether you want to improve your memory at home, in your relationship, at work, or when you study, there is a technique in this guide to help you. With visualisation systems that can be customised to the individual, this really is a book that can help anyone remember better. About the Author: "Dominic O'Brien is renowned for his phenomenal feats of memory and for outwitting the casinos of Las Vegas at the blackjack tables, resulting in a ban. In addition to winning the World Memory Championship eight times, he was named Brain of the Year in 1994 and Grandmaster of Memory by the Brain Trust of Great Britain.
Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers ISBN-13: 978-1844837908
Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers ISBN-13: 978-1844837915 David Fontana combines teachings from all the major traditions with his considerable experience of the subject to provide a catalyst for those on the path to self-awareness. Throughout the book, illustrations constantly stimulate the reader; their ethereal beauty echoing the riches to be found by releasing our true spiritual and emotional selves. This is a book the beginner can come back to time and time again for advice and inspiration along the way. It shows meditation as the gateway open to anyone, a gateway to a new domain of tranquillity, clarity and discovery. As the old meditation masters would say: "Start--and continue." About the Author: Professor David Fontana has a Ph.D. in Psychology and is a fellow of the British Psychological Society. Many of his successful books, including The Secret Language of Symbols and the best-selling Learn to Meditate, have been translated into more than 25 languages.
At the core of the book is what the author calls "the state of presence," a living in the "now" that is both intensely inspirational and practical. In Stillness Speaks, best-selling author Eckhart Tolle illuminates the fundamental elements of his teaching, addressing the needs of the modern seeker by drawing from all spiritual traditions. When the pressures of future and past thinking disappear, fear and frustration also vanish, conquered by the moment. Stillness Speaks takes the form of 200 individual entries, organised into 10 topic clusters that range from "Beyond the Thinking Mind" to "Suffering and the End of Suffering." The entries are concise and complete in themselves, but, read together, take on a wholly transformative power. Eckhart Tolle was born in Germany, graduated from the University of London and worked at Cambridge University. When he was twenty-nine, a profound spiritual transformation virtually dissolved his old identity and radically changed the course of his life. He is now a counsellor and spiritual teacher.
Also available: A New Earth Inspiration Deck ISBN: 9781577316510
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: New World Library
Heal Your OCD Workbook
The Heal-Your-OCD Workbook gives readers easy-to-follow solutions for living a happy, healthy life with obsessivecompulsive disorder, based on new research and groundbreaking techniques. Readers use writing exercises in this innovative approach to managing their OCD symptoms. Exercises help readers explore what the underlying causes of their compulsions are and how they can effectively cope with their behaviors in everyday life, including work, relationships, and social situations. "If you or a loved one suffers from OCD, read this book! The Heal Your OCD Workbook presents the latest scientificallybased approaches to overcome OCD. These principles are illustrated with clear examples of the newest techniques and simple, effective tools with needed monitoring forms that will help you conquer OCD!" -Eric L. Ryan, Ph.D., Chair of the Anxiety Disorders Best Practices for Psychiatry and Chemical Dependency John Arden, Ph.D. is the author of The Heal-Your-Anxiety Workbook and co-author of Conquering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Brain-Based Therapy.
ISBN: 9781592333783 Publisher: Fair Winds Press Spiral Bound, 176 pages
In this naturopathic guide to health and healing, Vasey shows how to remove toxins from the body using diets, fast and detoxifying cleanses. He points to the key role played by the acid-alkaline balance in maintaining peak energy and explains what natural supplements to take to restore deficient nutrients in the body. Vasey believes that the greatest part of achieving health is in our own hands. His book provides a comprehensive set of naturopathic tools to help us restore our optimum health. · Shows how cleansing the body's internal cellular environment with diets and fasts removes the chief cause of disease · Explains the role played by the acid-alkaline balance in maintaining good health and peak energy
About the Author: Christopher Vasey is a naturopathic doctor specialising in detoxification and rejuvenation. He is the author of The Detox Mono Diet, The Water Prescription, The Whey Prescription and the best-selling The Acid-Alkaline Diet for Optimum Health.
Paperback: 144 pages Publisher: Inner Traditions / Healing Arts Press ISBN-13: 978-1594772603
Emotional Fitness for Intimacy
Sweeten and Deepen your Love in Only 10 Minutes a Day
It's easy to lose the spark in your relationship when you're living day to day with your partner. But with a little effort, it's also easy to recapture the intimacy and excitement of your dating days again. Get swept up in a love affair with your spouse or long-term partner using this collection of relationship tips and ten-minute exercises. You'll not only discover new ways to rekindle intimacy, but you'll also find the mutual understanding you need to smooth over daily squabbles and set the foundation for lifelong romance. Emotional Fitness for Intimacy is filled with insights and exercises that will enhance the intimacy level in any relationship. For couples who would like to see dreams become reality, Goldsmith points the way. -Gary D. Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages and Love As a Way of Life This book is an encyclopedia of wise and useful information for couples who want to deepen their relationship. I recommend it to all couples. -Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., author of Getting the Love You Want
Paperback, 208 pages ISBN-13: 978-1-57224-647-8
Writing Through the Darkness
WRITING THROUGH THE DARKNESS offers a menu of writing approaches--freewriting, memoir, poetry, and storytelling--to alleviate the anguish, confusion, and pain associated with depression. Quotes and writing samples from students provide inspiration and encouragement, and extensive resources direct readers to additional writing prompts, instruction, and accurate mental health information and assistance. Practical how-to discussions and plentiful exercises demonstrate how writing can help those with depression modulate their moods, develop greater insight and feel a sense of accomplishment "I believe if a person trusts the process of self-disclosure that happens naturally in writing, it can also lead them to treatment and healing. In Dr. Schaefer's writing group we do this together and it has become a wonderful form of therapy." --Diane W.
About the Author: Elizabeth is a science journalist, editor, and author who has suffered from bipolar depression. She has a PhD in biological sciences from Stanford University and has taught a creative writing course for people with mood disorders through Stanford's psychiatry department since 1998. Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: Celestial Arts ISBN-13: 978-1587613197
Social Success Workbook for Teens
This engaging workbook includes forty activities to help teens recognise and use their strengths to overcome social skills deficits related to learning disorders. Developed especially for teens, the activities in this workbook teach how to learn to read social cues, understand emotions, avoid meltdowns, and more. his workbook includes forty activities teens can do to recognise and use their unique strengths, understand the unspoken rules behind how people relate to each other, and improve their social skills.
Reading level: Young Adult Paperback: 132 pages Publisher: New Harbinger Publications ISBN-13: 978-1572246140
Say Goodbye to Being Shy
When is shyness just a facet of your child's personality, and when is it a problem? Even occasional shyness can inhibit your child from making friends, being open to new hobbies and experiences, and performing well in school. This book features more than forty fun activities kids and parents can do together to build confidence and assertiveness, useful attributes with lifelong benefits. Your child will learn to: * Notice and celebrate small triumphs over shyness in everyday life * Relax when they feel anxious * Make eye contact * Use welcoming body language to make new friends * Speak with confidence
Reading level: Ages 4-8 Paperback: 115 pages Publisher: Instant Help Books ISBN-13: 978-1572246096
Coping with Cliques
A Workbook to Help Girls Deal with Gossip, Put-Downs, Bullying, and Other Mean Behaviour
When you're the target of snubbing or teasing at school, it's easy to feel like everyone else has a group of friends and you're the only odd one out. The reality is that gossip and rumours hurt everyone, and often, even the most popular girls feel alone. This workbook will help you deal with cliques, teasing, and gossip, and show you how to avoid getting caught up in this hurtful pattern of behaviour. Coping with Cliques also includes key strategies for sticking up for yourself, maintaining your selfesteem even when others tease you, and finding friends who like you for who you are. The exercises in this workbook will help you to: - Handle Internet gossip and teasing - Stop feeling like you have to be sexy - Be assertive when necessary to gain respect and confidence - Find true friends and stop being hurt by friends who leave you out
Paperback, 168 pages ISBN-13: 978-1-57224-613-3
What’s Eating You?
A Workbook for Teens with Anorexia, Bulimia, and other Eating Disorders
Living in a culture obsessed with body size and shape, it can be hard to feel good about the way you look. But eating disorders caused by unrealistic body image ideals create much larger problems: diminished self-confidence, unhealthy eating and exercising habits, and an inability to see yourself as a person rather than a number on the scale. This workbook takes aim at the motivations behind your relationship with food and helps you to better understand how your need to control what you eat can end up controlling you. As you complete the worksheets in What's Eating You, you'll learn more about the beliefs and experiences that contribute to your disorder. Each worksheet includes questions and exercises targeting the cultural myths, perfectionism, stress, and lack of self-confidence that are often at the heart of a dysfunctional relationship with food. Once these issues are addressed, you'll be able to gather the strength you need to make peace with your body, exude confidence, and live a healthy life.
Paperback, 128 pages ISBN-13: 978-1572246072
The Power of Breath
Breathing is the most fundamental of our body's physical processes, yet most of us give it little or no thought in our daily lives. However, once fully acknowledged and harnessed, the power of the breath is unlimited - enhancing self-confidence, sharpening the ability to focus, easing stress and anxiety, strengthening the quality of the voice and even helping to relieve pain. Over 30 life-enriching breathing exercises are explained, each one beautifully illustrated for clarity and maximum visual appeal. There is a final section of mini breathing programs that helps you to specifically target common ailments and issues such as asthma, skin disorders, depression, lethargy and phobias as well as harnessing your breath to enhance vocal, dramatic or sports performance.
About the Author: Swami Saradananda is the ex-director of the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres, in New York, Delhi and London, and former editor of Yoga Life magazine. She has been teaching yoga, meditation and breathing for over 30 years, and runs workshops on these subjects worldwide. S
A Sanskrit proverb claims, 'If you breathe well, you will live long on earth'. Paperback: 160 pages Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers ISBN-13: 978-1844837892
The Insomnia Workbook
Forget expensive mattresses, fancy foam pillows, and white noise machines. There's no better treatment for insomnia than cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Research has shown that CBT works even better than powerful sleep medications, and with this workbook, it's easier than ever to put these strategies to work to help you ward off insomnia and finally get to sleep. The Insomnia Workbook is designed to simulate the experience of seeing a professional CBT sleep specialist. First, you'll assess your sleep habits with questionnaires and evaluate how your sleep problem affects your life; then you'll learn a variety of proven techniques sleep specialists recommend to their clients. This book includes all of the tools you need to better understand your insomnia and create an effective plan for getting the sleep you need. With this complete program, you'll: !Stop the racing thoughts that keep you awake at night !Train yourself to sleep using stimulus control, sleep restriction, and deep relaxation skills !Identify foods and lifestyle factors that may be making things worse !Keep a personal sleep log to track your progress ISBN-13: 978-1-57224-635-5 Paperback, Pages: 224
Trigger Point Therapy
An effective self-care approach you can use to get relief from headache pain. Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches and Migraines offers the first self-treatment approach to use this clinically proven bodywork method to care for headaches and migraines--a great asset to both people in pain and the bodywork practitioners who care for them.
Paperback: 165 pages, illustrated throughout Publisher: New Harbinger Publications ISBN-13: 978-1572245259
Also available: Trigger Point Self-Care Manual ISBN: 978-1594770807
And: Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain ISBN: 978-1594770548
Trigger points form in a portion of the muscle cell where blood flow is reduced and metabolic wastes are not being exchanged for oxygen and nutrients. When enough trigger points are located together, they can form palpable knots in the tissue causing sometimes extreme pain, either in the area of the trigger point, or by referral to other areas of the body.
The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis
In The Whole-Body Approach to Osteoporosis, nutrition and bone health expert Keith McCormick offers a holistic, ten-step approach to help readers increase bone density and bone flexibility, reduce the risk of fracture, and engage in more active and healthy lifestyles. This comprehensive guide includes information on: ! ! ! ! ! What to eat for stronger bones Choosing bone-building supplements and osteoporosis medications Foods and medications that may be contributing to bone loss Signs and symptoms that can help you monitor your bone health How lab tests can help you personalize your plan
"...the most updated, advanced, and comprehensive approach to bone health regeneration available today." --Susan E. Brown, Ph.D
Paperback: 220 pages Publisher: New Harbinger Publications ISBN-13: 978-1572245952
The Chemotherapy Survival Guide
When you're facing cancer treatment, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and alone. Between the hospital or clinic environment and the medical terminology used by doctors and health care professionals, you may feel as though you've entered a foreign country. Written by two experienced oncology nurses, this compassionate and comprehensive guide explains in plain English everything you need to know about your treatment, including what you can expect at each stage of chemotherapy and what you can do to prevent or minimise side effects. Packed with practical suggestions, nutritional advice, relaxation skills, and other techniques to help strengthen your body and calm your mind, The Chemotherapy Survival Guide is a must-have resource for anyone navigating this difficult time.
Paperback, 224 pages ISBN-13: 978-1-57224-621-8
Sex Instruction Manual
Essential Information and Techniques for Optimum Performance!
The Sex Instruction Manual -- Quirk's best-selling series of owner's and instruction manuals has tackled everything from marriage and pregnancy to babies and toddlers, with a unique blend of humour, information, and signature "techy" design. To date, more than 2 million copies have been sold worldwide. The Sex Instruction Manual continues this fine tradition with a humorous and informative guide to the mechanics of sexual intercourse. Celebrated sexpert Felicia Zopol introduces readers to basic and advanced techniques of lovemaking, covering everything from aphrodisiacs and foreplay to sex toys and Kama Sutra positions. Whether you're new to sex or an old pro, The Sex Instruction Manual has something for everyone!
Paperback; 208 pp ISBN 9781594743368 The Groom's Instruction Manual ISBN13 9781594741906 The Bride's Instruction Manual ISBN 9781594742651
Cycling Anatomy features 74 of the most effective cycling exercises, each with clear, step-by-step descriptions and full-color anatomical illustrations highlighting the primary muscles in action. Cycling Anatomy goes beyond exercises by placing you on the bike and into the throes of competition. Illustrations of the active muscles involved in cornering, climbing, descending, and sprinting show you how the exercises are fundamentally linked to cycling performance. From steep inclines to slick terrains, Cycling Anatomy will ensure you’re prepared for any challenge that comes your way. You’ll also learn how to modify exercises to target specific areas, reduce muscle tension, and minimize common cycling injuries. You’ll also learn ways to pull it all together to develop a training based on your individual needs and goals. Whether you’re training for an upcoming century ride or just want to top that killer hill with strength to spare, Cycling Anatomy will make sure you get the most out of every ride.
ISBN13: 9780736075879 Paperback, 200 pages, full colour
Also available: Strength Training Anatomy ISBN: 9780736063685
Bigger, Faster, Stronger
Bigger Faster Stronger is now bigger and better than ever! Establish the solid foundation you need to compete successfully and advance your athletic career.
With the second edition of Bigger Faster Stronger you will learn the fundamental exercise techniques and drills necessary for developing strength, power, agility, and speed for any sport; implement a training program that will meet your sport performance needs and modify it to fit your personal goals; perform, spot, and coach complex performance-optimising lifts, including the squat, deadlift, power clean, and bench press; improve speed, agility, and flexibility to complement your power; and optimise your performance, in the gym or on the field, with nutrition and meal plans for your body’s needs.
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During the in-season or off-season, the customisable programs can accommodate any sport, and every level of competition.
ISBN13: 9780736079631 Paperback, 240pp
The Earth Chronicles Handbook
The Earth Chronicles series, a historical and archaeological adventure into the origins of mankind and planet Earth, began with the publication of the bestselling The 12th Planet. The series is based on the premise that the myths from the world s earliest civilizations were in fact recollections of actual events and that the gods of ancient peoples were visitors to Earth from another planet - the Anunnaki, inhabitants of the 12th planet. The series books include The 12th Planet, The Stairway to Heaven, The Wars of Gods and Men, The Lost Realms, When Time Began, The Cosmic Code, and The End of Days, all products of the author’s unmatched study of the ancient records of Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria, Israel and Egypt and the civilizations of pre-Columbian America. Zecharia Sitchin has created an encyclopaedic compendium of the key figures, sites, concepts and beliefs to provide a unique navigational tool through this entire opus. Entries are coded to indicate at a glance their cultural origin and contain summations, commentaries, and guidance for locating the topics within all of his books.
Hardcover: 240 pages Publisher: Inner Traditions ISBN-13: 978-1591431015
Parkers’ Encyclopedia of Astrology
A tool for the professional, student and amateur astrologer, there is plenty in here for everyone. The amateur enthusiast will find this book packed with fascinating facts, and many anecdotes from astrology's past, all the way from pre-history to contemporary. For professional astrologers, this is a reference book in which they can quickly access brief biographies of historical and contemporary astrologers, together with the history and background of their subject in separate entries. Students will find it equally useful in providing textbook definitions of astrological terms and basic explanations of technical aspects of astrology. It is a book which will appeal to anyone with a need or desire to discover or refresh their memory of the basic details of the subject. '
About the Authors: "Derek and Julia Parker are familiar names to anyone interested in astrology. Since 1970 their many books on the subject have introduced innumerable readers to the discipline.
Paperback: 336 pages Publisher: Watkins Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1905857715
A Bloom A Day
A Fortune-Telling Birthday Book
Bloom a Day -- Nature's most beautiful works of art, flowers have reigned for centuries as symbols of love, gratitude, friendship, and remembrance. In Bloom a Day, celebrated photographer Ron van Dongen matches each day of the year with its corresponding blossom. Each portrait is then paired with a fortune that uncovers the meaning of that flower and reveals the personality and destiny of those born on that day. A gorgeous photography book—van Dongen's work captures the rich color, exquisite detail, and sensual form of 366 different flowers—Bloom a Day is also a delightful book of divination. A lovely gift for seekers and flower lovers alike.
Photographs by Ron van Dongen Paperback; 376 pp ; full-colour photographs throughout ISBN 9780811868211
In The Akashic Experience 20 leading authorities in fields such as psychiatry, physics, philosophy, anthropology, natural healing, neardeath experience and spirituality offer firsthand accounts of interactions with a cosmic memory field that can transmit information to people without having to go through the senses. Their experiences with the Akashic field are now validated and supported by evidence from cutting-edge sciences that shows that there is a cosmic memory that contains all information - past, present and future. Contributions from Alex Grey, Stanislav Grof, Stanley Krippner Edgar , Mitchell included. About the Author: Ervin Laszlo holds of the highest degree of the Sorbonne (the State Doctorate), and was nominated for the 2004 and 2005 Nobel Peace Prize. He is the author of 75 books, translated into 20 languages.
Paperback: 288 pages Publisher: Inner Traditions ISBN-13: 978-1594772986
The Compassionate Life
"An argument for compassion that is balanced yet persuasive--and long overdue. This book ought to be a compulsory read for all." --Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate A Search for the Soul of Kindness With a keen balance of hope and realism, Marc Barasch sets out on a journey to the heart of compassion, discovering its power to change who we are and the society we might become. He describes encounters with empathetic apes, as well as with Buddhist monks whose brain scans prove the power of compassion practice; with a man who donated a kidney to a stranger and another who forgave his daughter's murderer; with teenage Palestinian and Israeli girls trying to wage peace; even with astronomers trying to send a missive to E.T. that we're not only clever but kind. With unfailing curiosity, Barasch poses vital questions: What can we learn from exceptionally empathetic people? Can we increase our compassion quotient? How do we open our hearts to those who do us harm? What if the great driving force of our evolution were actually "survival of the kindest"? Drawing on science and spirituality, history and popular culture, button-down business and a high sense of fun, he creates a smart, provocative argument that a simple shift in consciousness can change "pretty much everything."
Paperback: 288 pages ISBN-13: 978-1576757567
Discover how accurate past visions of the future have turned out to be and explore the continuity of the prophetic tradition. This is a fascinating anthology of amazing and curious stories - such as clairvoyant dreams about the sinking of the Titanic and the Reichstaag Fire in Berlin. It includes features on ancient shamans and soothsayers, Egyptian dream analysis, Greek oracles and Roman auguries, the ancient roots of astrology, messianic visionaries, medieval seers, African systems of divination, Aztec prophecies of cataclysms, the mysteries of Pachacamac, Nostradamus and his "Centuries" and the futurism of H. G. Wells.
Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: Watkins Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1906787028
Also available: The Mayan Prophecies for 2012 Hardcover: 256 pages Publisher: Watkins Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1905857623
The Buddhist traditions encompass the world's largest collection of meditative practices, which can help us awaken from the delusion that we are separate beings and liberate us from self-preoccupation. Buddhist Wisdom is an anthology of texts dealing with all aspects of Buddhist thought and practice. It contains topics including: The Buddhist view of life; The Buddhist view of people; Suffering and its cause; Suffering and its solution; What to do with the mind; Mastering the mind; Letting go; Happiness in this present life; Life as an experiment; Casting light on Enlightenment; and The Precepts - the nuts and bolts of everyday life. Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Watkins Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1906787035
This title contains moving quotations from leading American Native Indians both past and present. The spiritual wisdom of these peoples is based on a love and reverence for Nature, a belief in a Supreme Being and a spirit world which interacts with human activity. The contents are in alphabetical order and are grouped around the main Native Indian Nations from Apache to Zuni, including the Sioux, Eskimo, Cherokee and many more. Hardcover: 192 pages Publisher: Watkins Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1905857722
Novel Shortcuts gives you a unique take on "speed depth in fiction writing," showing you how to write a fast first draft that's also rich and engrossing (it's really possible!). With examples from published works and detailed instruction, this helpful guide addresses everything from premise development to scene building to tone and much, much more. Features unique speed-writing techniques specifically geared toward fiction writers Includes tips for staying committed to & enthusiastic about a story
About the Author: Laura Whitcomb is the co-author of Your First Novel (2006, Writer's Digest Books) and the awardwinning author of the YA novel A Certain Slant of Light. The movie rights have been sold to Warner Brothers. Her next YA novel, The Fetch, will be published by Houghton Mifflin in 2008.
Paperback, Pages: 272 ISBN: 9781582975672
Breathing Life into Your Characters
Writers often ask themselves the following questions: What if my novel stops dead in its tracks because my characters seem stereotypical, unrealistic or mysterious? How can I create characters so real that readers believe in them? How can I make my story more credible and interesting? Psychotherapist Dr. Rachel Ballon provides the answers! She teaches writers how to use the principles of psychology to understand their characters better than they ever thought possible. Through a mix of instruction, examples from film and fiction, and writing and visualization exercises, readers learn how to tap into their own stories and emotions to create realistic, complex characters. Chapters focus on various aspects of characterization, such as: ! ! ! ! ! creating back stories and case histories exploring motivations-both the character's and the writer's understanding what makes a character tick creating villains by exploring one's "shadow self" showing a character's emotional growth and transformation
! and much more! ! Employing these methods, readers will begin to create more interesting, unique and realistic characters-story people that make their fiction more credible and interesting. Paperback: 256 pages Publisher: Writers Digest Books ISBN-13: 978-1582975979
Green Guide for Artists
Green Guide for Artists Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, and Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artist The Green Guide for Artists inspires artists to make better eco-conscious choices within their work and their studios and shows them how. The book has four sections: The first offers safe and green practices for the workspace. The second contains recipes for DIY art supplies such as ones for mixing your own nontoxic paints and adhesive. The next two section's share a fresh look at using recycled materials through creative step-by-step projects and a gallery. The book also contains a resource guide for ecofriendly materials and supplies, including websites and forum links. About the author: Karen Michel is a mixed media artist. She lives in New York, where she runs a nonprofit art center for kids, the Creative Art Space for Kids Foundation. She also teaches adult workshops to beginners and established artists alike. Her books, paintings and collages have been exhibited internationally and have been published in various books and magazines, including her own book, The Complete Guide to Altered Imagery.
ISBN: 9781592535187 Paperback, 200 photos/illustrations, 128 Pages
Painting with Your Artist’s Brain
Stop Thinking and Start Painting! Do you realize that the biggest obstacle to artistic success is all in your head? Every time you pick up a brush, a battle rages between the two sides of your brain: the intellectual and the visual. This book will show you ways to ensure that the 'good guy' wins! Once you learn how to make that shift from logical to visual thinking, you'll be amazed at the sudden leaps forward you'll take in your art. Being a good artist is really a matter of bringing into conscious use what your visual brain normally does on an unconscious level. Carl Purcell will show you how to shift into that visual mode of thinking at your will, every time you pick up a brush! This is one of those books that will stay with you for life, that you'll revisit many times throughout your painting career. Taken to heart, Carl's teaching can have a deep impact on your art. It will simplify the dizzying array of nature. . .change the way you look your favourite subjects . . . cause you to see the world a little differently, a bit sharper, in fuller colour, as an endless puzzle of 'good shapes.' Best of all, it will bring more joy to your painting process.
Paperback, pages: 128, 25 b&w illu., 225 colour illu. ISBN: 1-58180-993-X Publisher: North Light
The Big Book of Realistic Drawing Secrets
Clear instruction on supplies and references; shapes and values; a variety of people, animal and nature subjects; refining your drawings; and more. It is easy enough to use so that even complete beginners will have the confidence to give it a try, but it also has enough information that readers will get hours of enjoyment while refining their skills. Pages: 224, 500 illustrations ISBN: 978-1-60061-458-3
Down By the Sea with Brush & Pen
Bestselling author Claudia Nice shows how to draw and paint colourful seascapes, shorelines and beach scenes using watercolour textured with pen and ink. With the help of reference photos and field sketches, Claudia demonstrates how to create realistic and colourful paintings ranging from dramatic whitewater waves to more intimate vignettes such as tide pools and tropical beaches. Each chapter explores in detail a different component of seascape painting, with the details being combined into 30 full-sized finished paintings to show how a composition is pulled together.
Hardcover ; Pages: 144 ISBN: 978-1-60061-163-6
Painting Magical Fairies & Their Worlds Learn to paint realistic-looking fairies in the popular acrylic medium! Get started right away with instruction for creating every aspect of fantastic fairies and their worlds. You'll find step-by-step demos ranging in skill level from simple to more intermediate. This fun and informative guide teaches you everything you need to know including basics and colour theory and then shows you how to create important details--anatomy, wings, poses, flowers, trees, butterflies, water and more. With beautiful finished art throughout and a gallery of paintings, you'll be inspired to create your own beautiful fairy art.
ISBN: 978-1-60061-089-9 Paperback, 128 pages, 90 b&w illustrations, 250 colour
Draw & Paint Witches and Their Worlds This book of visual inspiration, authentic reference and practical guidance on drawing and painting imagery from the diverse world of witchcraft is perfect for fantasy artists who want to explore the fascinating history of witchcraft and enhance their images of witches, wizards and related paraphernalia. A wealth of visual and textual information offers artists the chance to introduce more realism into their work and gives advice on the market for witchcraft illustration. Featuring a rich tapestry of finished paintings, work-in-progress illustrations and sketches covering types of witches, settings, tools of the trade and symbology, this is the essential guide to witchcraft for any fantasy artist or enthusiast.
Paperback, pages: 128 ISBN: 978-1-60061-153-7
365 Days of Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Unlocking Your Creative Spirit
There is something elemental shared among artists and crafters, regardless of chosen medium: creative energy. Crafters dabble, collaborate, muse, and make, all in their own way and on their own timeline. For all crafts, there are established techniques to follow but wild, innumerable ways to experiment, using the basics to launch crafters to new heights. The Crafter's Devotional can aid that launch. Each week day is allocated its own entry, on which the reader will find a daily dose of craft content that inspires, instructs, and illuminates. Weekend entries explore topics and techniques in greater depth - perfect for enjoying on a more leisurely pace.
Hardcover, 320 pages, 300 photos/illustrations ISBN: 978-1592535316
Potter’s Studio Clay & Glaze Handbook
Backyard Series An Essential Guide to Choosing, Working, and Designing with Clay and Glaze in the Ceramic Studio Every potter enthusiast needs practical guidance on choosing and using clays and glazes in his or her work. Mastering clays and glazes is a feat of both art and science, and navigating everyday issues in the pottery studio requires an understanding of both fields. With The Potter’s Studio Clay and Glaze Handbook, the art and science of ceramics is explored with accessible authority and insight. Whether choosing a highfire clay or applying a highimpact engobe, any potter’s craft will be enhanced and inspired by this book.
ISBN: 9781592535224 Paperback, 400 colour photos/illustrations, 176 Pages
Also available in the Backyard series: The Backyard Blacksmith (978-1592532513) The Backyard Vintner (978-1592531981) The Backyard Beekeeper (978-1592531189 )
The Complete Potter
The Complete Reference to Tools, Materials and Techniques for all Potters and Ceramicists
This definitive guide takes you through all the processes from clay to kiln: from designing your own pieces to making, decorating and firing them. The book is clearly laid out and packed with factual information that creative ceramists will want to have to hand, including descriptions of the very latest materials and instructions on how to use them effectively in your work. Step-by-step instructions for using traditional methods and new products, such as paper-clay and print-on-clay, are combined with examples of work by some of the world’s top ceramicists and details of how they achieve their results. ! ! ! Takes you through all the processes from clay to kiln: from designing your pieces to making, decorating and firing them Step-by-step instructions for both traditional methods and new products Gives examples from the work of some of the world’s top ceramicists, with tips on how they achieve their results
About Author: Steven Mattison has been a professional ceramic artist for nearly 20 years, specialising in wood-firing, salt-glazing and raku. Since the early 1980s he has taught art and design in several universities. Steven’s work is represented in many museums and private collections throughout Europe and the US and he has contributed to several magazines and books.
Paperback: 224 pages Publisher: Apple Press SBN-13: 978-1840923636
Re-Bound shows readers how to take every day materials from around the house, flea markets and thrift stores, and hardware and office supply stores, and turn them into fabulous books. Instead of saying, "What can I make a book out of," readers will be thinking, "What can't I make a book out of?" In Re-Bound, a vintage souvenir wallet becomes a photo album. Last year's trendy sweater becomes a take-along journal. Even potato chip bags get a second life as a handy pocket notebook. A variety of attractive, uncomplicated bindings, how-to instructions, and step-outs bring each project to life.
About the author: Jeannine Stein has been making books for more than 15 years, exploring bindings, mediums, and techniques. She has studied with notable book artists Daniel Essig, Keith Smith, Kitty Maryatt, and Charlene Matthews.
ISBN: 978-1592535248 Paperback, 144 pages, 250 photos/illustrations Economical as well as ecological!
Collaborative Art Journals
Using a variety of formats, collaborative art projects result in wonderfully complex pieces, and often provide the glue between artists within a community. Heavy on visual inspiration, Collaborative Art Journals and Shared Adventures in Mixed Media covers various organisational structures for collaborative art projects, offers instructions and tips for organising such ventures, and includes interviews with organisers and participants of collaborative projects, as well as a healthy smattering of techniques including how to create books that can be added to as they travel and how to devise various binding structures for different paper projects. About the author: L.K. Ludwig’s work has been featured in a number of books and magazines and shown in various galleries. She is author of True Vision.
ISBN: 9781592535200 Paperback, 250 photos/illustrations, 144 Pages
Also available: True Vision ISBN-13: 978-1592534265 Paperback 200 photos/illustrations 144 Pages
Pure Silver Metal Clay Beads
Metal clay is an innovative material that combines the workability of clay with the beautiful finish and durability of precious metals. The material is easy to manipulate and shape by hand to make beads for bracelets, necklaces, and other jewelry. This book contains 15 projects for creating fine silver beads and a design gallery of 25 additional jewelry pieces. Introductory chapters include information about tools and techniques and projects are organised workshopstyle, to build skills cumulatively.
ISBN: 978-1589234437 Hardcover 190 photos/illustrations 160 Pages
Jewelry Arts Workshop
Rejuvenated Jewels New Designs for Vintage Looks In this book, readers learn where to find fabulous vintage jewelry, beads, and artifacts, and how to create stunning one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces using these amazing finds. Rhinestone beads and clasps, mercury glass beads, oxidized metal chains, rosary beads, tiny book charms, and more are retooled into fabulous statement pieces that can be worn every day. About the author: Amy Hanna has been creating and selling jewelry for nearly a decade. A collector at heart, Amy began haunting flea markets and yard sales more than 20 years ago, and it was always the vintage jewelry, metals, and rosary beads that caught her eye. Her collections lay in drawers and vintage jewelry boxes for years until a friend encouraged her to create. Unable to find jewelry that represented her personal style, Amy began making one-of-a-kind pieces from her beloved collections.
ISBN: 9781592535354 Hardcover, 180 photos/illustrations, 128 Pages
The Art of Papercutting
Papercutting is an ancient, elegant art that dates almost as far back as the creation of paper itself. In today’s multicultural world, papercutting embraces any number of themes, designs, and images. It is an all-inclusive art that requires few tools and minimal materials. All one needs is instruction and inspiration, both of which are found in good measure in The Art of Papercutting. The book includes more than 20 projects that feature a range of sizes, subject matters, and techniques. Every project features stepby-step photographs and numerous helpful hints.
About the author: Henya Melischson has been a papercut artist for more than twenty years. With a background in painting and drawing, Henya’s papercuts are inspired by diverse ethnic and natural motifs. Her work has appeared at museums in Europe, the United States, and Israel. She is a member of the Guild of Papercutters.
ISBN: 9781592535255 Paperback, 150 photos/illustrations, 128 Pages
Art of Decorative Paper Stencils 2
The Art of Decorative Paper Stencils 2 provides crafters with a range of instruction and inspiration to create beautiful stencils. Paper stencil art is a traditional craft with a long history in Japan & Kanako Yaguchi, a successful paper stencil artist, bases her new techniques on the classic methods, bringing this ancient art to a modern audience. The Art of Decorative Paper Stencils 2 includes images inspired by the author's travels to the far east, the Caribbean & Europe. Each project includes detailed and illustrated step-by-step instructions. There are also instructions and ideas for attractive home decor projects that reflect your travels.
ISBN: 978-1592535385 Paperback, 96 pages, 200 photos/illustrations
Also available: The Art of Decorative Paper Stencils ISBN-13: 978-1592534401 Paperback, 96 pages, 200 photos/illustrations
The Complete Healthy Dog Handbook
The indispensable medical reference for every dog-owning household. Written by a veterinarian with a gift for presenting complex information in a lively, accessible way, this book covers everything from choosing the right puppy (or adopting the perfect adult) to caring for the senior dog. It thoroughly discusses more than 100 canine illnesses, and includes the most up-to-date information on pet food safety, "designer" dog breeds, homemade diets, vaccine protocols, obesity and heart disease, pet insurance, and more. No subject is too small, complicated or embarrassing: ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! My puppy’s teeth are falling out. What is wrong? Do dogs with heart disease need a special diet or exercise restrictions? Should I soak my dog’s cracked footpads? What can be done for a dog with hip dysplasia? Is a vegetarian diet healthy for dogs? My dog has terrible breath. Is there a treatment? I don’t like using pesticides. Is there a less toxic approach to flea control? My dog licks his paws constantly—why, and how can we get him to stop? Do some dogs get senile as they get older? What are the symptoms?
Paperback: 496 pages Publisher: Workman Publishing Company ISBN-13: 978-0761154129
Dog Tricks & Training Workbook
A Step-by-Step Interactive Curriculum to Engage, Challenge, and Bond with Your Dog
This new book integrates 30 foundational tricks with a curriculum designed for readers to track and gauge your dogs progress. The workbook explores integral behaviour and training concepts, which enhance not only the dog's performance, but also the overall relationship between dog and owner. The accompanying deck of 30 trick cards illustrates the step-bystep the tricks themselves, and instructions are excellent teaching tools for the working, training, and bonding sessions outlined in the workbook. "The Dog Tricks and Training Workbook not only teaches people how to teach their dogs a host of tricks in a clear and accessible format, more importantly, Kyra's style and message communicates what living with dogs is all about: having fun. With this book, Kyra has done an exceptional job using play to promote, foster and build the ideal dog-human relationship. This book exemplifies the perfect marriage of science and heart from someone who obviously loves not only what she does but equally loves the dogs she plays with." -Paul Owens, Author of The Dog Whisperer and The Puppy Whisperer
ISBN: 9781592535309 Hardcover, Spiral Bound, 150 photos/illustrations, 128 Pages INCLUDES: 30 instructional cards & DVD
Angel Animals Book of Inspiration
Some of these extraordinary true stories will make you smile and others will bring tears to your eyes, but each one will open your heart to new revelations of love in its many forms and shapes. Dogs, cats, horses, ferrets, birds, rabbits, snakes, dolphins, llamas — the animals in this book reveal compassion, teach hope and forgiveness, or serve as a barometer to measure feelings. After reading just one of these stories, you will observe the animals in your own path with new eyes and find yourself awakening to deeper, and often startling, spiritual insights. “Any story in Angel Animals Book of Inspiration will lift your spirits. These truly heartwarming stories prove the power of the unconditional love we receive from our beloved animal friends.” — Tippi Hedren, actress and animal advocate “Animals truly are angels upon the earth, as Allen and Linda Anderson so beautifully remind us in this wonderful book. Their heart-opening stories are inspirational and remind us to take wonderful care of our animal friends.” — Doreen Virtue, PhD, author of Messages from Your Angels and Angel Therapy “All traditional peoples have viewed animals as messengers and mediators of the Divine, which is a lesson we need to relearn. Angel Animals Book of Inspiration is a bold reminder that consciousness takes many forms and is not restricted to humans.” — Larry Dossey, MD, author of Healing Beyond the Body and Healing Words
Trade paperback, 256 pages ISBN: 9781577316664
Also available: Angel Animals ISBN 9781577316107 Angel Cats ISBN 9781577314486 Angel Dogs ISBN 9781577314936
The Woodworker’s Techniques Bible
The Woodworker’s Technique Bible is a complete step-bystep guide to essential woodwork techniques, from choosing and cutting lumber, onto planning, measuring and marking, and through to cutting, shaping and joining. With this book you will learn to control power tools with accuracy, and how to select and use the ten essential hand tools that will give your work a beautiful hand-finished quality. You will also find a wood identifier section that calls out a lumber’s key characteristics and suggests how to use it. And there is a selection of projects – children’s toys, simple furniture and bird boxes – with cutting lists and full instructions so you can try out these techniques in practice. ! ! ! ! An essential illustrated step-by-step guide to woodwork techniques Spiral-binding lets the book stay open on a workbench Includes a wood identifier section and advice on how to control power tools with accuracy Essential troubleshooting tips throughout
Spiral-bound PLC, 195 x 145 mm, 256 pages ISBN: 9781845433123
Decorative Painting Techniques
Decorative Painting Techniques for Walls, Floors, Ceilings & Furniture offers concise illustrated instructions on the most employed painting techniques for the most important parts of the home: walls, floors, ceilings, and furniture. These are the techniques that create instant impact. There is the well-known sponge painting, color washing, wood graining, and age distressing amongst other faux styles—all of which are simple to learn using this book. These techniques are essential for any faux painter that hopes to graduate to more complex, involved paint designs for spectacular home décor.
About the Author: Elise C. Kinkead is an expert decorative painter. She is the author of 50 Ways to Paint Furniture, and the co-author of Mastering Fine Decorative Paint Techniques.
ISBN: 9781589234536 Paperback, 300 photos/illustrations, 368 Pages
The Carbon-Free Home
These practical approaches fit anyone's budget and can be implemented over time to progressively liberate a home from fossil-fuel dependency.Read this book - then grab your handsaw, tape measure, and drill, and get started!
With an endearing mix of down-to-earth practical solutions and funky DIY projects, this book provides readers with muchneeded information on how to renovate habits and home to move closer to a zero-carbon existence. The Hrens, respectively a carpenter and a photovoltaic installer give specific and technical advice, based on their own experience, on how to lower energy use within and outside the house, with 36 projects ranging from simple and inexpensive activities like sealing drafts, resetting the water heater thermostat and planting potatoes in a barrel to more heavyduty tasks such as installing a green roof or a solar hot-water heater and replacing a lawn with a permaculture garden. Just about anyone will find something useful to do in this book, and the detailed, clear and enlightening chapter on understanding home energy use is, alone, almost worth the purchase price.
It's hard to imagine a more comprehensive, and comprehensible, guide to making your home work for you and for the planet, inside and out. It's frugal, it's sensible, and it will help! --Bill McKibben, author Deep Economy and Fight Global Warming Now
Paperback: 320 pages Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing ISBN-13: 978-1933392622
The Polytunnel Handbook
The last decade has seen an unprecedented rise in demand for organic fruit and vegetables, and each year more of us are discovering that homegrown food is fresher, tastier, and more nutritious than food shipped in from elsewhere. A polytunnel can be used as an affordable, lowcarbon aid to growing your own food all year round, from crispy salads and fresh vegetables in the dead of winter to juicy melons and mouthwatering grapes in high summer. The Polytunnel Handbook looks at all aspects of polytunnel use, from planning your purchase to harvesting the rewards, and includes a step-by-step guide detailing how polytunnels are put up and maintained. There are chapters on developing healthy soil and preventing pests, and a jargon-free guide to the range of often mystifying accessories that many tunnel retailers offer. In addition, the do-it-yourself enthusiast will find a full set of instructions for building a polytunnel from scratch, and the authors explain how to keep your polytunnel productive in every season.
Paperback: 128 pages Publisher: Green Books ISBN-13: 978-1900322454
As someone considering buying a polytunnel, I am so pleased that I read this book first. The Polytunnel Handbook has guided me to the type of tunnel I need, made me think about the use and given me confidence to get started. --Liz Wright, Editor, Smallholder magazine.
The Vegetable Growers Handbook
Everything You need to Know!
This highly practical book contains all the information you need to successfully grow over 50 common vegetables. There are specific, step by step, instructions for each crop; soil requirements, variety selection, raising transplants, direct sowing, protection, harvesting, seed saving, storage and more. After telling you what to do (and when), it also tell you why, by explaining in detail how crops grow. A book with imagination, it doesn't stop there, but also discusses many unusual crops, culinary herbs and more. It then goes on to unusual growing ideas, edible flowers, enhanced nutrition foods, additional uses for common crops, and even how to use common edible wild plants and garden weeds. There is also a small selection of outstanding vegetarian recipes. The Vegetable Grower Handbook is the companion to The Organic Gardeners Handbook.
Paperback: 216 pages Publisher: Chelsea Green ISBN-13: 978-0977348930
Fresh Food from Small Spaces
Books on container gardening have been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers, but until now, there has been no comprehensive 'how-to' guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land. "Fresh Food from Small Spaces" fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills necessary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well as to raise bees and chickens - all without reliance on energyintensive systems like indoor lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsills into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever they can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. With this book as a guide, people living in apartments, condominiums, townhouses, and single-family homes will be able to grow up to 20 percent of their own fresh food.
"Unfortunately, many urban-dwellers avoid gardening due to a perceived lack of space. Ruppenthal explodes these barriers by showing us in cogent hands-on detail how to cultivate meaningful quantities of healthful food from the air, sun, water, and earth available to us in our own spaces, no matter how small.” Stephen & Rebekah Hren, authors of The Carbon-Free Home
Paperback: 178 pages ISBN-13: 978-1603580281
Destination Wedding Planner
The Ultimate Guide to Planning a Wedding from Afar... Destination Wedding Planner – This planner takes the mystery out of staging the perfect destination wedding by outlining all of the essential information that couples need to know. Professional Wedding Planner Alison Hotchkiss gives expert advice on everything from choosing the location and setting a budget to managing the production from afar and preparing guests for the big event. Helpful worksheets and checklists make organisation a breeze, and roomy pockets are included for stowing documents or odds and ends. Whether the location is the bride's old hometown, a tropical island, or anywhere in between, adventurous couples can be sure they'll get hitched without a hitch! About the author: Alison Hotchkiss, a Destination Wedding Planner, has planned over 100 destination weddings.
Hardcover, 176 pp ; full-colour photographs throughout, shrinkwrapped, semi-concealed Wire-O binding, 6 tabbed pocket dividers ISBN 9780811866736
The Deluxe Wedding Planner & Organizer
The Deluxe Wedding Planner & Organizer -- With twelve chapters of guided questions, inspirational photos of beautiful weddings, and plenty of room to write, this keepsake planner helps brides narrow down decisions and track details on everything from the guest list to the honeymoon. Monthly, weekly, and daily planners help the to-do list become the "I do!" List.
Hardcover; 296 pp 3-ring binder, plastic self-sealing pouch, plastic business card holders, 12 tabbed dividers with pockets, colour photographs throughout
ISBN 0811862402 ISBN13 9780811862400
Everything You Need to Create the Wedding of Your Dreams!
The Art of Vintage Marvel Notebook Set -- These four pocket-sized notebooks feature vintage cover art and handy perforated pages. 48 pp each, perforated pages ISBN: 9780811858519
Hey Ugly! Notebook Set With handy perforated pages, these four pocket-sized notebooks feature the irresistible Uglydolls. 48 pp each ISBN13 9780811859196
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