Be Brilliant Every Day [EPUB]

Be Brilliant Every Day [EPUB]
Be Brilliant Every Day by Andy Cope, Andy Whittaker
2014 | EPUB | 2.23MB

From the authors of the bestselling The Art of Being Brilliant

We all have good days and bad days. Some days we’re on form, others we can’t really be bothered and feel a little lack lustre. No one enjoys those slump days – so let’s do away with them! The wonderful, uplifting and funny authors of the bestselling The Art of Being Brilliant are here to show us how to get motivated, get positive and get happy, and, most importantly, how to be all three consistently. Every single day. Using a solid understanding of positive psychology, but with clear visual illustrations, simple explanations and a bit of funny stuff, Be Brilliant Everyday shows us how to foster some serious positivity and mental agility and transform our lives. The book is crammed with practical tips to help us ditch those down days and flourish every single day.

  • How to live and breathe positivity everyday
  • Learn to be truly happy, confident and more effective
  • Become a great example to others and inspire those around you
  • How to cope and feel brilliant in a busy, demanding world

Soar: The Breakthrough Treatment For Fear Of Flying [EPUB]

Soar: The Breakthrough Treatment For Fear Of Flying [EPUB]
Soar: The Breakthrough Treatment For Fear Of Flying by Tom Bunn
2013 | EPUB + MOBI | 1.14/2.91MB

From an author who has the unique perspective of an airline captain and a licensed therapist, SOAR is a groundbreaking program that uses techniques based on new brain scan technology to automatically control feelings when flying and cure flight anxiety within a week to 10 days.

Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game [EPUB]

Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game [EPUB]
Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game by Mark Edmundson
2014 | EPUB | 509.8KB

Acclaimed essayist Mark Edmundson reflects on his own rite of passage as a high school football player to get to larger truths about the ways America's Game shapes its men

Football teaches young men self-discipline and teamwork. But football celebrates violence. Football is a showcase for athletic beauty and physical excellence. But football damages young bodies and minds, sometimes permanently. Football inspires confidence and direction. But football instills cockiness, a false sense of superiority. The athlete is a noble figure with a proud lineage. The jock is America at its worst.

When Mark Edmundson’s son began to play organized football, and proved to be very good at it, Edmundson had to come to terms with just what he thought about the game. Doing so took him back to his own childhood, when as a shy, soft boy growing up in a blue-collar Boston suburb in the sixties, he went out for the high school football team. Why Football Matters is the story of what happened to Edmundson when he tried to make himself into a football player.

What does it mean to be a football player? At first Edmundson was hapless on the field. He was an inept player and a bad teammate. But over time, he got over his fears and he got tougher. He learned to be a better player and came to feel a part of the team, during games but also on all sorts of escapades, not all of them savory. By playing football, Edmundson became what he and his father hoped he’d be, a tougher, stronger young man, better prepared for life.

But is football-instilled toughness always a good thing? Do the character, courage, and loyalty football instills have a dark side? Football, Edmundson found, can be full of bounties. But it can also lead you into brutality and thoughtlessness. So how do you get what’s best from the game and leave the worst behind?

Dada & Surrealism For Beginners [EPUB]

Dada & Surrealism For Beginners [EPUB]
Dada & Surrealism For Beginners by Elsa Bethanis, Peter Bethanis
2007 | EPUB | 15.56MB

What kind of artists put a mustache on the Mona Lisa? Enter a urinal in an art competition? Declare their own independent republic? Hijack a ship? Dadas! And what happens in such a movement? With Dada, many of the artists declared their own "Pope" and continued their journey (with no destination) into Surrealism, creating burning giraffes, "amoebic" dogs, and lobster telephones – some of the most imaginative and intense works of art of the 20th Century.

In Dada & Surrealism For Beginners, you'll get a colorful overview of these two movements, and develop a sense of the turbulent, wild, and unapologetically mad mood and tone of the Dada and Surrealist movements. Whether you're an artist, would-be artist, or someone seeking the marvelous, you'll find the courage and originality of the movements inspiring, and you'll gain an understanding of their long-term (and current) influences on contemporary art and culture – everything from performance art to pop art to the abandoned train ticket you find in the street.

Surfaces: A History [PDF]

Surfaces: A History [PDF]
Surfaces: A History by Joseph A Amato
2013 | PDF | 4.62MB

Human beings are surrounded by surfaces: from our skin to faces, to the walls and streets of our homes and cities, to the images, books, and screens of our cultures and civilizations, to the natural world and what we imagine beyond. In this thought-provoking and richly textured book, Joseph A. Amato traces the human relationship with surfaces from the deep history of human evolution, which unfolded across millennia, up to the contemporary world.

Fusing his work on Dust and On Foot, he shows how, in the last two centuries, our understanding, creation, control, and manipulation of surfaces has become truly revolutionary—in both scale and volume. With the sweep of grand history matched to existential concerns for the present, he suggests that we have become the surfaces we have made, mastered, and now control, invent, design, and encapsulate our lives. This deeply informed and original narrative, which joins history and anthropology and suggests new routes for epistemology and aesthetics, argues that surfaces are far more than superficial façades of deep inner worlds.

Hunt Club Management Guide [EPUB]

Hunt Club Management Guide [EPUB]
Hunt Club Management Guide: Building, Organizing, and Maintaining Your Clubhouse or Lodge by J Wayne Fears
2014 | EPUB | 28.08MB

If you ever wanted to create your own hunting club, this book is for you.

In Hunt Club Management Guide, wildlife management consultant J. Wayne Fears teaches you how to take your dreams of owning and operating your own hunt club and make them reality. From locating the acres you'll build on to hanging your final set of antlers on the wall, Fears touches on everything you will need to start your own club.

In addition to revealing the step-by-step process of organizing and building a great club, Fears also provides insight into maintaining a successful club that will last for decades. This insight includes tips to help:

  • Generate a top-notch wildlife management program
  • Plant and manage food plots
  • Create effective rules
  • Draft contracts and agreements
  • Develop quality deer management techniques
  • Attract deer to your land

From club by-laws to game management plans, clubhouse to land acquisition, the Hunt Club Management Guide will be your manual for establishing an enjoyable and thriving hunt club.

The Ultimate Prepper’s Guide [EPUB]

The Ultimate Prepper’s Guide [EPUB]
The Ultimate Prepper’s Guide: How to Make Sure the End of the World as We Know It Isn’t the End of Your World by Jay Cassell
2014 | EPUB | 41.98MB

The Ultimate Preppers' Guide is packed with practical approaches, step-by-step instructions, and how-to explanations for disaster and emergency preparation. Knowledge maps, flow charts, and templates provide important information at a glance and walk you through your decisions on personalizing and customizing disaster preparation for you, your family, and your business.

The Ultimate Preppers' Guide is logically organized, easy to reference, and simple to understand. It provides diverse coverage of disaster prep topics, including a comprehensive look at disaster first aid and medical problems where there are no responders or hospitals immediately available. This book brings you up-to-date on emerging prep trends and technologies and examines what works and what doesn’t. It explains how to prep with the budget you have and with many of the materials you already have at hand. It includes chapters on basic preparedness, communications, resource conservation, power and energy, emergency heating and cooling, water, food and nutrition, shelter, evacuation, public health, special needs, and specific hazards. This book will not just get you ready beforehand—when a disaster happens, it will provide ideas for surviving, coping, and recovering.

The Polytunnel Book [EPUB]

The Polytunnel Book [EPUB]
The Polytunnel Book: Fruit and Vegetables All Year Round by Joyce Russell, Ben Russell
2011 | EPUB | 23.68MB

The Polytunnel Book is the most comprehensive, practical month-to-month growing guide to polytunnel gardening available. Whether you are a complete beginner, or a more experienced grower, this book has got what you need including information on:

  • Preparing the site
  • How to get the best from each crop
  • Identifying and coping with pests
  • Making a hotbed
  • Composts and organic feeds
  • Month-to-month planting plans for year-round growing
  • But at the heart of this book is Joyce Russell's experienced hand guiding you through each month of the year. It tells what to do and when to do it, in order to grow the best fruit and vegetables all-year-round. 300 colour photographs illustrate the wealth of practical tips and techniques as well as celebrating what can be achieved.

The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook [EPUB]

The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook [EPUB]
The Complete Cooking For Two Cookbook by Editors at America's Test Kitchen
2014 | EPUB | 27.03MB

The only comprehensive cookbook specially designed for a 2-person household--with more than 650 foolproof recipes scaled down for two. From breakfast to dinner, sides to desserts, plus slow cooking, vegetarian, and grilling--we include a wide range of cuisines. A perfect gift for newlyweds, small families, or empty nesters.

Learn To Cook: A Down and Dirty Guide to Cooking [EPUB]

Learn To Cook: A Down and Dirty Guide to Cooking [EPUB]
Learn To Cook: A Down and Dirty Guide to Cooking (For People Who Never Learned How) by Hilah Johnson
2012 | EPUB | 2.65MB

Drawing from a lifetime of cooking, Hilah Johnson (host of the popular internet cooking series, Hilah Cooking) has produced a beginners cookbook for today's young (and young-at-heart) adults. Featuring a casual straightforward style and a focus on fresh, simple recipes Learn to Cook will appeal to anyone who loves to eat. Inside you'll find chapters on menu planning, knife skills, shopping, kitchen equipment (including the only three tools you really need), and more. Plus, a comprehensive spice chart and over 150 recipes from breakfast to dinner to the snacks in between.

Creativity: The Perfect Crime [EPUB]

Creativity: The Perfect Crime [EPUB]
Creativity: The Perfect Crime by Philippe Petit
2014 | EPUB | 8.81MB

In the vein of The Creative Habit and The Artist’s Way, a new manifesto on the creative process from a master of the impossible.

Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft—not only on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer. A born rebel like many creative people, he was from an early age a voracious learner who taught himself, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process—an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality in Creativity: The Perfect Crime.

Making the reader his accomplice, Petit reveals new and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, from generating and shaping ideas to practicing and problem-solving to pulling off the “coup” itself—executing a finished work. The strategies and insights he shares will resonate with performers of every stripe (actors, musicians, dancers) and practitioners of the non-performing arts (painters, writers, sculptors), and also with ordinary mortals in search of fresh ways of tackling the challenges and possibilities of everyday existence.

The Creative Habit [EPUB]

The Creative Habit [EPUB]
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life by Twyla Tharp
2003 | EPUB + MOBI | 0.2/0.4MB

Creativity is not a gift from the gods, says Twyla Tharp, bestowed by some divine and mystical spark. It is the product of preparation and effort, and it's within reach of everyone who wants to achieve it. All it takes is the willingness to make creativity a habit, an integral part of your life: "In order to be creative, you have to know how to prepare to be creative." In The Creative Habit, Tharp takes the lessons she has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career and shares them with you, whatever creative impulses you follow -- whether you are a painter, composer, writer, director, choreographer, or, for that matter, a businessperson working on a deal, a chef developing a new dish, a mother wanting her child to see the world anew.

When Tharp is at a creative dead end, she relies on a lifetime of exercises to help her get out of the rut, and The Creative Habit contains more than thirty of them to ease the fears of anyone facing a blank beginning and to open the mind to new possibilities.

Tharp's exercises are practical and immediately doable -- for the novice or expert. In "Where's Your Pencil?" she reminds us to observe the world -- and get it down on paper. In "Coins and Chaos," she provides the simplest of mental games to restore order and peace. In "Do a Verb," she turns your mind and body into coworkers. In "Build a Bridge to the Next Day," she shows how to clean your cluttered mind overnight.

To Tharp, sustained creativity begins with rituals, self-knowledge, harnessing your memories, and organizing your materials (so no insight is ever lost). Along the way she leads you by the hand through the painful first steps of scratching for ideas, finding the spine of your work, and getting out of ruts into productive grooves. In her creative realm, optimism rules. An empty room, a bare desk, a blank canvas can be energizing, not demoralizing. And in this inventive, encouraging book, Twyla Tharp shows us how to take a deep breath and begin!

The Art of Perspective [PDF]

The Art of Perspective [PDF]
The Art of Perspective: The Ultimate Guide for Artists in Every Medium by Phil Metzger
2007 | PDF | 103.87MB

Everything you need to know to put your drawings and paintings into perspective!

If the concept of perspective makes you think of confusing angles, fancy measuring gadgets and complicated theories, get ready for a very pleasant surprise. In this comprehensive guide, Phil Metzger demystifies perspective, presenting it simply as a matter of mimicking the way we see--like the way a distant mountain appears blue, or a road seems to narrow in the distance.

The Art of Perspective offers simple but powerful techniques for achieving a convincing illusion of depth and distance, whether it's a few inches in a still life or miles in a landscape.

  • Start simple, with atmospheric perspective and intuitive techniques, and gradually progress to linear perspective and more complex challenges such as stairways, curves and reflections.
  • Use the engaging, step-by-step demonstrations and exercises to try out each essential concept for yourself, making lessons clearer and more memorable.
  • Learn theories that apply to all mediums, with specific advice for achieving effects using acrylic, oil, watercolor and pencil.
  • Get the inside scoop on professional tricks and shortcuts that make perspective easier than ever!

Forget everything you think you know (or don't know) about perspective. This book builds an easy-to-follow, ground-up understanding of how to turn a flat painting or drawing surface into a living, breathing, dimensional scene that lures viewers in. No matter how you look at it, it's the ultimate guide to perspective for artists of every medium and skill level.

Painting Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor [EPUB]

Painting Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor [EPUB]
Painting Vibrant Flowers in Watercolor: Revised & Expanded by Soon Y Warren
2014 | EPUB | 47.08MB

Paint flowers with feeling!

You can paint watercolors that capture the beauty and personality of roses, peonies, zinnias and many more brilliant blooms--and achieve color more vivid than you ever dreamed possible with watercolor. In this expanded edition of Soon Y. Warren's best-selling book, she will help you:

  • Capture the unique shapes, textures, details--and temperaments--of magnolias, hibiscus, sunflowers, bougainvillea, gladiolus, dahlias, water lilies and more.
  • Use watercolor to duplicate and enhance the floral colors you see in nature, from subtle to saturated.
  • Create dramatic compositions that excite your viewers.
  • Complement your floral subjects with luscious surrounding textures (antique copper, smooth glass, rich fabric) and flattering backgrounds.
  • Learn fun and easy techniques for underpainting, mingling and texturing with 23 step-by-step demonstrations.

Don't be a shrinking violet--express yourself with bold watercolor florals that have as much personality as you do!

Quick and Easy Paint Transformations [EPUB]

Quick and Easy Paint Transformations [EPUB]
Quick and Easy Paint Transformations: 50 Step-by-step Ways to Makeover Your Home for Next to Nothing by Annie Sloan
2010 | EPUB | 178.24MB

With this book in one hand and a brush in the other, you can learn how to create different finishes and effects with paint to change everyday rooms and furnishings into something special, all for the price of a pot of paint. The first section of the book tells you everything you need to know before you start – how to prepare surfaces properly, choose the right paint for the right place, use the best tools and select a colour scheme that will work with the room in question. 50 different techniques follow, with step-by-step photos showing you how to achieve the finished look, accompanied by inspirational photos showing the effect used on walls and doors, furniture and floors. Learn how to update old secondhand furniture, or how to give modern pieces a softly-aged appearance, all with the aid of a pot of paint and a brush. Whatever the style of your interiors, Quick and Easy Paint Transformations will show you the best way to makeover your home.

By leading the decorative painting revolution over the last 20 years, Annie Sloan has become perhaps the world's most respected expert in decorative paint, colours, and techniques. Alongside her unique and versatile decorative paint, Chalk Paint, Annie has inspired generations with her accessible, lively, and creative approach to getting great results.