Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience [Audiobook]

Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience [Audiobook]
Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience [Audiobook] by Michael S Gazzaniga, read by Johnny Heller
2015 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 1 min | 340.72MB

Michael S. Gazzaniga, "the father of cognitive neuroscience", gives us an exciting behind-the-scenes look at his seminal work on the enigmatic coupling of the right and left brain.

In the mid-20th century, Michael S. Gazzaniga made one of the great discoveries in the history of neuroscience: split-brain theory, the notion that the right and left hemispheres of the brain can act independently from each other and have different strengths.

In Tales from Both Sides of the Brain, Gazzaniga tells the story of his passionate, entrepreneurial life in science and his decades-long journey to understand how the separate spheres of our brains communicate and miscommunicate their separate agendas. From his time as an ambitious undergraduate at Dartmouth, as a member of its now famed "Animal House" fraternity, and his life as a diligent graduate student in California to the first experiments he conducted in his own lab; from meeting his first split-brain patients to his collaboration with esteemed intellectuals across disciplines, Gazzaniga recounts the trajectory of his discoveries. In his engaging and accessible style, he paints a vivid portrait not only of his discovery of split-brain theory, but also of his comrades in arms - the many patients, friends, and family members who have accompanied him on this wild ride of intellectual discovery.

By turns humorous and moving, Tales from Both Sides of the Brain uses an extraordinary discovery about the nature of human consciousness to tell an enthralling story of how science gets done.

Heinrich Himmler: The Sinister Life of the Head of the SS and Gestapo [Audiobook]

Heinrich Himmler: The Sinister Life of the Head of the SS and Gestapo [Audiobook]
Heinrich Himmler: The Sinister Life of the Head of the SS and Gestapo [Audiobook] by Roger Manvell, Heinrich Fraenkel, read by Joe Barrett
2013 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 16 mins | 319.48MB

Authors Roger Manvell and Heinrich Fraenkel, notable biographers of the World War II German leaders Joseph Goebbels and Herman Goring, delve into the life of one of the most sinister, clever, and successful of all the Nazi leaders: Heinrich Himmler. As the head of the feared SS, Himler supervised the extermination of millions. Here is the story of how a seemingly ordinary boy grew into an obsessive and superstitious man who ventured into herbalism, astrology, and homeopathic medicine before finally turning to the “science” of racial purity and the belief in the superiority of the Aryan people.

Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet [Audiobook]

Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet [Audiobook]
Keto Clarity: Your Definitive Guide to the Benefits of a Low-Carb, High-Fat Diet [Audiobook] by Jimmy Moore, Eric C Westman, read by Jimmy Moore
2014 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB + MOBI | 9 hrs 47 mins | 278.52MB

Leading health blogger Jimmy Moore and researcher and internist Dr. Eric C. Westman join forces again to explain the powerful therapeutic effects of a ketogenic diet—one that combines a customized carbohydrate restriction, moderation of protein intake, and real food-based fats—which is emerging in the scientific literature as a means for improving a wide range of diseases, from Type 2 diabetes to Alzheimer’s and more. Simply eating a low-carb diet alone isn’t enough, and Moore and Westman tell you why.

Have you looked at a low-carb diet simply as a means to lose weight? What if you learned that combining a low-carb nutritional approach with a high fat intake produces a powerful therapeutic effect on a wide variety of health conditions that most people think requires medication to control?

That’s what Keto Clarity is all about. Jimmy Moore, the world’s leading low-carb diet blogger and podcaster, has reunited with his Cholesterol Clarity coauthor Dr. Eric C. Westman, a practicing internist and low-carb diet researcher, to bring you the crystal-clear information you need to understand what a ketogenic diet is all about and why it may be the missing element in your pursuit of optimal health. This book includes exclusive interviews from twenty of the world’s foremost authorities from various fields bringing their depth of expertise and experience using this nutritional approach. Moore and Westman clearly explain why ketosis is normal, how this nutritional approach is being used therapeutically by many medical professionals, a step-by-step guide to help you produce more ketones and track your progress, real life success stories of people using a ketogenic diet, and more. The solid evidence for nutritional ketosis in dealing with many of the chronic health problems of our day is presented, including: epilepsy, Type 2 diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), heartburn (GERD), nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The good evidence for ketogenic diets is also shared in dealing with Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Parkinson’s Disease, dementia, mental illness, schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, narcolepsy, and sleep disorders. Plus, you’ll get the details on the emerging science that is showing great promise in treating cancer, autism, migraines, chronic pain, brain injury, stroke, kidney disease and so much more. Keto Clarity is your definitive guide to the benefits of a low-carb, high-fat diet. Full details on Jimmy Moore’s yearlong n=1 scientific experiment of nutritional ketosis, in which he used sophisticated blood testing technology to track and monitor his production of ketones and blood sugar to achieve rather remarkable effects on his weight and health, is also presented as well as food shopping lists, 25+ low-carb, high-fat recipes, and a 21-day meal plan to get you going on your ketogenic lifestyle change. Keto Clarity gives you a whole new perspective on the work that the late, great Dr. Robert C. Atkins started in earnest with his promotion of the low-carb approach beginning in the 1960s. That revolution continues boldly in this book designed to shift your paradigm on diet and health forever!

Criminal That I Am: A Memoir [Audiobook]

Criminal That I Am: A Memoir [Audiobook]
Criminal That I Am: A Memoir [Audiobook] by Jennifer Ridha, read by Amanda Dolan
2015 | MP3@64 kbps | 9 hrs 4 mins | 256.7MB

Criminal That I Am is a young lawyer's account of crime's unexpected consequences and the criminal justice system as seen through the prism of a particular case: her own.

Jennifer Ridha was enlisted to defend Cameron Douglas, the son of film actor Michael Douglas, in a federal drug-trafficking case. Beyond his celebrity, Cameron's case was complicated by the fact that he suffered from anxiety. As media scrutiny and the pressures of his case mounted, Cameron's anxiety worsened. When Jennifer's efforts to alleviate his condition through the proper channels fell flat, she agreed to illicitly smuggle in the antianxiety medication that the prison refused to dispense. When her transgression was discovered, her criminal case began.

A compelling trip from professional self-destruction through tabloid scandal to redemption, Criminal That I Am chronicles Ridha's tumultuous journey, beginning with her decision to commit a crime on behalf of a man she loved to the ultimately transformative consequences that came after. This is a compelling, twisted love story that contemplates what we make of crime and punishment...and what it makes of us.

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption [Audiobook]

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption [Audiobook]
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption [Audiobook] by Bryan Stevenson, read by the Author
2014 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 11 hrs 4 mins | 313.66MB

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice - from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn't commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship - and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.

Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer's coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.

Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 [Audiobook]

Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 [Audiobook]
Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868 [Audiobook] by Cokie Roberts, read by the Author
2015 | MP3@64 kbps | 14 hrs 39 mins | 412.86MB

In this engrossing and informative companion to her New York Times best sellers Founding Mothers and Ladies of Liberty, Cokie Roberts marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War by offering a riveting look at Washington, DC, and the experiences, influence, and contributions of its women during this momentous period of American history.

With the outbreak of the Civil War, the small, social, Southern town of Washington, DC, found itself caught between warring sides in a four-year battle that would determine the future of the United States.

After the declaration of secession, many fascinating Southern women left the city, leaving their friends - such as Adele Cutts Douglas and Elizabeth Blair Lee - to grapple with questions of safety and sanitation as the capital was transformed into an immense Union army camp and later a hospital. With their husbands, brothers, and fathers marching off to war, either on the battlefield or in the halls of Congress, the women of Washington joined the cause as well. And more women went to the Capital City to enlist as nurses, supply organizers, relief workers, and journalists. Many risked their lives making munitions in a highly flammable arsenal; toiled at the Treasury Department, printing greenbacks to finance the war; and plied their needlework skills at the Navy Yard - once the sole province of men - to sew canvas gunpowder bags for the troops.

Cokie Roberts chronicles these women's increasing independence, their political empowerment, and their indispensable role in keeping the Union unified through the war and in helping heal it once the fighting was done. She concludes that the war not only changed Washington, but it also forever changed the place of women.

Sifting through newspaper articles, government records, and private letters and diaries - many never before published - Roberts brings the war-torn capital into focus through the lives of its formidable women.

On the Edge of Survival [Audiobook]

On the Edge of Survival [Audiobook]
On the Edge of Survival: A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue That Became a Legend [Audiobook] by Spike Walker, read by Robertson Dean
2010 | MP3@64 kbps | 6 hrs 1 min | 170.83MB

A Malaysian cargo ship on its way from Seattle, Washington, to China ran aground off the coast of western Alaska's Aleutian Islands on December 8, 2004, during a brutal storm, leading to one of the most incredible Coast Guard rescue missions of all time.

Two Coast Guard Jayhawk helicopters lifted off immediately from Air Station Kodiak during the driving storm, in an effort to rescue the ship's 18 crew members before it broke apart and sank in the freezing waters. Nine of the crew were lifted from the ship and dropped aboard a nearby Coast Guard cutter. But during attempts to save the last eight crew members, one of the Jayhawks was engulfed by a rogue wave that broke over the bow of the ship. When its engines flamed out from ingesting water, the Jayhawk crashed into the sea. The seven crew members from the ship who had been hoisted into the aircraft, along with the chopper's three-man crew, plunged into the bitterly cold ocean, where hypothermia immediately began to set in.

Interviewing all the surviving participants of the disaster and given access to documents and photos, acclaimed author Spike Walker has once again crafted a white-knuckle book of survival and death in the unforgiving Alaskan waters.

Travels in Alaska [Audiobook]

Travels in Alaska [Audiobook]
Travels in Alaska [Audiobook] by John Muir, read by Noah Waterman
2012 | MP3@64 kbps | 7 hrs 39 mins | 217.64MB

In the late 1800s, John Muir made several trips to the pristine, relatively unexplored territory of Alaska, irresistibly drawn to its awe-inspiring glaciers and its wild menagerie of bears, bald eagles, wolves, and whales. Half poet and half geologist, he recorded his experiences and reflections in Travels in Alaska, a work he was in the process of completing at the time of his death in 1914.

First-Time Landlord: Your Guide to Renting Out a Single-Family Home [Audiobook]

First-Time Landlord: Your Guide to Renting Out a Single-Family Home [Audiobook]
First-Time Landlord: Your Guide to Renting Out a Single-Family Home [Audiobook] by Janet Portman, Marcia Stewart, Michael Molinski, read by Jack Chekijian
2012 | MP3 VBR ~ 90 kbps | 8 hrs 50 mins | + PDF | 349.62MB

Here is Landlording 101 for new rental-property owners who are first-time landlords as a result of an inheritance, a divorce, a move to a new house, buying a duplex and renting out the extra unit, a purchase for a family member (an elderly parent or college-student child), or buying a rental property as an investment.

Many listeners who could use this audiobook are not only first-timers but accidental landlords who took on the task because they inherited a property or couldn't sell their house at a decent price and so are renting it out. This book is for the millions of people who rent out single-family homes and condos (not multi-unit apartment buildings) while typically balancing a day job with landlording responsibilities. The intended audience is novice landlords who need basic business and legal advice on renting out and managing rental properties - a different audience from landlords who consider themselves professional real-estate investors.

A Brief History of Numbers [EPUB]

A Brief History of Numbers [EPUB]
A Brief History of Numbers by Leo Corry
2015 | EPUB + PDF | 4.91/2.22MB

The world around us is saturated with numbers. They are a fundamental pillar of our modern society, and accepted and used with hardly a second thought. But how did this state of affairs come to be?

In this book, Leo Corry tells the story behind the idea of number from the early days of the Pythagoreans, up until the turn of the twentieth century. He presents an overview of how numbers were handled and conceived in classical Greek mathematics, in the mathematics of Islam, in European mathematics of the middle ages and the Renaissance, during the scientific revolution, all the way through to the mathematics of the 18th to the early 20th century.

Focusing on both foundational debates and practical use numbers, and showing how the story of numbers is intimately linked to that of the idea of equation, this book provides a valuable insight to numbers for undergraduate students, teachers, engineers, professional mathematicians, and anyone with an interest in the history of mathematics.

  • A comprehensive yet succinct look at the development of conceptions of number from ancient Greece to the beginning of the twentieth century
  • The history of mathematics has been a very active and changing field of research over the last 25 years
  • Accessible to undergraduate students of mathematics and the sciences, teachers, engineers, professional mathematicians, and anyone with an interest in the history of mathematics

Just Enough Physics [EPUB]

Just Enough Physics [EPUB]
Just Enough Physics by Rhett Allain, Khandan Simmons
2011 | EPUB | 5.52MB

Do you need help with your physics course? Maybe you just want to go over some of the concepts from that intro class you took some time ago. Well, then maybe this book is for you.

What is this? Is it a textbook? Maybe. It isn't a traditional textbook, that is for sure. There are no homework questions and it is written in a much more informal style.

This book goes over basic physics that you would find in the first semester of a college-level or high school physics course.

Jesuit Science and the End of Nature’s Secrets [EPUB]

Jesuit Science and the End of Nature’s Secrets [EPUB]
Jesuit Science and the End of Nature’s Secrets by Mark A Waddell
2015 | EPUB + PDF | 5.79/3.49MB

Jesuit Science and the End of Nature’s Secrets explores how several prominent Jesuit naturalists - including Niccolò Cabeo, Athanasius Kircher, and Gaspar Schott - tackled the problem of occult or insensible causation in the seventeenth century. The search for hidden causes lay at the heart of the early modern study of nature, and included phenomena such as the activity of the magnet, the marvelous powers ascribed to certain animals and plants, and the hidden, destructive forces churning in the depths of the Earth. While this was a project embraced by most early modern naturalists, however, the book demonstrates that the Jesuits were uniquely suited to the study of nature’s hidden secrets because of the complex methods of contemplation and meditation enshrined at the core of their spirituality.

Divided into six chapters, the work documents how particular Jesuits sought to reveal and expose nature’s myriad secrets through an innovative blending of technology, imagery, and experiment. Moving beyond the conventional Aristotelianism mandated by the Society of Jesus, they set forth a vision of the world that made manifest the works of God as Creator, no matter how deeply hidden those works were. The book thus not only presents a narrative that challenges present-day assumptions about the role played by Catholic religious communities in the formation of modern science, but also captures the exuberance and inventiveness of the early modern study of nature.

The Railway Navvies [EPUB]

The Railway Navvies [EPUB]
The Railway Navvies by Terry Coleman
2015 | EPUB | 49.49MB

This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture unparalleled in grandeur and audacity since the building of the cathedrals.

The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma [EPUB]

The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma [EPUB]
The Other Side of the River: A Story of Two Towns, a Death, and America's Dilemma by Alex Kotlowitz
2012 | EPUB | 2.24MB

Alex Kotlowitz's There Are No Children Here was more than a bestseller; it was a national event. His beautifully narrated, heartbreaking nonfiction account of two black boys struggling to grow up in a Chicago public housing complex spent eight weeks on The New York Times bestseller list, was a made-for-television movie starring and produced by Oprah Winfrey, won many distinguished awards, and sparked a continuing national debate on the lives of inner-city children.

In The Other Side of the River, his eagerly awaited new book, Kotlowitz takes us to southern Michigan. Here, separated by the St. Joseph River, are two towns, St. Joseph and Benton Harbor. Geographically close, they are worlds apart, a living metaphor for America's racial divisions: St. Joseph is a prosperous lakeshore community and ninety-five percent white, while Benton Harbor is impoverished and ninety-two percent black. When the body of a black teenaged boy from Benton Harbor is found in the river, unhealed wounds and suspicions between the two towns' populations surface as well. The investigation into the young man's death becomes, inevitably, a screen on which each town projects their resentments and fears.

The Other Side of the River sensitively portrays the lives and hopes of the towns' citizens as they wrestle with this mystery--and reveals the attitudes and misperceptions that undermine race relations throughout America. In this gripping and ultimately profound book, Alex Kotlowitz proves why he is one of this country's foremost writers on the ever explosive issue of race.

There Are No Children Here [EPUB]

There Are No Children Here [EPUB]
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America by Alex Kotlowitz
2011 | EPUB | 1.91MB

There Are No Children Here, the true story of brothers Lafeyette and Pharoah Rivers, ages 11 and 9 at the start, brings home the horror of trying to make it in a violence-ridden public housing project. The boys live in a gang-plagued war zone on Chicago's West Side, literally learning how to dodge bullets the way kids in the suburbs learn to chase baseballs. "If I grow up, I'd like to be a bus driver," says Lafeyette at one point. That's if, not when--spoken with the complete innocence of a child. The book's title comes from a comment made by the brothers' mother as she and author Alex Kotlowitz contemplate the challenges of living in such a hostile environment: "There are no children here," she says. "They've seen too much to be children." This book humanizes the problem of inner-city pathology, makes readers care about Lafeyette and Pharoah more than they may expect to, and offers a sliver of hope buried deep within a world of chaos.

Whitney & Bobbi Kristina [EPUB]

Whitney & Bobbi Kristina [EPUB]
Whitney & Bobbi Kristina by Ian Halperin
2015 | EPUB | 48.85MB

On July 26, 2015, after nearly six months in a coma, Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of musical megastars Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, tragically passed away at the age of twenty-two. Ever since she was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta home, a media frenzy of harrowing rumors and accusations swirled, particularly around Bobbi Kristina’s longtime boyfriend, Nick Gordon, who has been a part of the family since Whitney took him in as a teenager.

But #1 New York Times bestselling author and investigative journalist Ian Halperin takes the story much, much further—back to the early days of Whitney’s career, exploring the devastating, self-destructive secrets that plagued the singer and led Whitney—and subsequently her daughter—down a dark and dangerous road.

Drawing on evidence from trusted Houston family members, friends, and other inside sources, Halperin paints a portrait of Bobbi Kristina’s downward spiral following her mother’s death, including drug abuse and abusive relationships. How did Bobbi Kristina end up unconscious in a bathtub, almost exactly three years after her mother’s mysterious death? What was her relationship with Nick Gordon really like? How did a childhood in the spotlight as the daughter of controversial pop royalty lead to her troubling fate? Halperin offers readers a fascinating and candid behind-the-scenes look at the glamorous world, personal demons, and never-before-told life of Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Luis Suarez: Crossing the Line - My Story [EPUB]

Luis Suarez: Crossing the Line - My Story [EPUB]
Luis Suarez: Crossing the Line - My Story by Luis Suarez
2014 | EPUB | 1.89MB

Luis Suárez was a young boy already in love with football by the time his family moved from the countryside to Uruguay's capital, Montevideo. The guile and trickery of the street kid made an impact with the country's biggest club, Nacional, before he was spotted by Dutch scouts who brought him to Europe.

Suárez was lured from Ajax to Merseyside by another iconic number 7, Kenny Dalglish. From that moment, he terrorised Premier League defences, driving a resurgent Liverpool towards their most exciting top-flight season in 24 years.

But there is another side to Luis Suárez: the naturally fiery temperament which drives his competitiveness on the pitch. There was the very public incident with Patrice Evra of bitter rivals Manchester United, and the biting of Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic.

Then during the World Cup finals in Brazil, in a physical encounter against Italy, he bit defender Giorgi Chiellini on the shoulder. Banned from football for four months, derided by the press, he was marched out of the country.

In the summer's final twist, he became one of the most expensive footballers of all time, moving from Liverpool to Barcelona. In his first season at the Nou Camp he helped Barca to La Liga and Copa del Rey titles, scoring 16 goals in 27 games.

In Crossing the Line, Luis Suárez talks from the heart about his intriguing career, his personal journey from scrapping street kid to performer on football's biggest stage, and the never-say-die attitude that sometimes causes him to overstep the mark.

My Life in Football [EPUB]

My Life in Football [EPUB]
My Life in Football by Trevor Brooking
2014 | EPUB | 8.53MB

When Trevor Brooking was still at school, the Essex-born teenager was one of the most eagerly pursued prospects in London, but he chose to go to West Ham United - the only club that was prepared to allow him to complete his studies - and so began a lifelong attachment to the Upton Park outfit. In 1967 he made his debut for the club, and went on to play for them until 1984, helping them to win two FA Cup trophies, and scoring the only goal in the 1980 final. A cultured midfielder at the heart of West Ham's side, he was soon seen as crucial to England's fortunes, helping them to qualify for the World Cup finals in 1982.

Brooking recalls the highlights of his career, playing with and against some of the most famous names in the sport, and provides revealing details about life with West Ham and England. His story recalls a time when he was a symbol of solidity during the era of flared trousers, punk, and the turmoil of the Revie regime. Respected by fans and his peers alike, Brooking has been at the forefront of the FA's work to develop the game in recent years, and his views on the future of football are essential reading.

99 Cent Solutions [EPUB]

99 Cent Solutions [EPUB]
99 Cent Solutions: Over 1,300 Smart uses for everyday stuff including clothespins to keep hems in place as you sew, wiping down the fridge with tomato produce a bumper crop
2015 | EPUB | 58.02MB

Save a fortune with over 1,300 easy solutions to hundreds of common household problems.

You don’t have to be rich to live well; now you can outfox the high cost of living the old-fashioned five-and-dime way. Don’t be tempted by all of those “new” products on the shelves; instead, rediscover the power of those time-honored, thrifty household items your grandparents and parents used. You’ll save a bundle with over 1,300 of these clever hints and tips:

  • A Frisbee is a handy item to keep around the house and can be used as a portable pet dish, paint palette, and paper plate holder
  • Hair spray is an inexpensive way to preserve flowers, remove pet hair from a couch, kill bugs, and stop static cling
  • Cedar chips will drive fleas from a pet bed, keep snails at bay in your garden, and repel moths from your wool sweaters
  • Furniture polish will spiff up hubcaps and bicycles, add shine to shower doors, and stop squeaky door hinges
  • Glass cleaner will make your jewelry sparkle, relieve bee sting pain, dry out pimples, and shine patent leather shoes
  • Aluminum foil makes a stunning wrap for a wedding gift, works effectively as a substitute for hair curlers in a pinch, and when placed under your ironing board cover will increase the efficiency of your iron
  • An ice cream scoop can be used to measure the perfect amount of potting soil, shape butter into fancy shapes for a holiday dinner, and form perfect meatballs and cookies
  • A pillowcase will dry lettuce in seconds, makes a cute summer dress for a child, covers a baby’s changing pad, and functions as a travel laundry bag
  • Knitting needles make stylish hair accessories, can serve as kebab holders for a fun fruit snack, function in place of toothpicks to test a cake’s doneness, and can be used to protect your garden from invading critters

Elite Weapons for LEGO Fanatics [EPUB]

Elite Weapons for LEGO Fanatics [EPUB]
Elite Weapons for LEGO Fanatics: Build Working Handcuffs, Body Armor, Batons, Sunglasses, and the World's Hardest Hitting Brick Guns by Martin Hüdepohl
2015 | EPUB | 79.33MB

The last LEGO brick weapon construction book and design guide you’ll ever need, Elite Weapons for LEGO Fanatics features building instructions for thirteen fully functional LEGO masterpieces, including the monstrous, 27-inch-long Dinosaur Superior, a fully automatic combat rifle that can puncture aluminum cans, and a highly detailed HK G3 brick replica. Also featuring a helmet, a baton, handcuffs, sunglasses, and a grappling hook gun, which allows you to retrieve distant objects without ever leaving your seat, Elite Weapons for LEGO Fanatics includes a chapter on how to find the LEGO pieces you need and a comic book story featuring a hero using the weapons in action. LEGO fans of all ages and skill levels will find a treasure trove of models, including:

  • Hammerhead Jr., a single-shot crossbow and it’s big brother, the heavy-duty Hammerhead Sr.
  • Panzer Pod combat helmet
  • KlopSTOCK baton
  • Melody, a rubber-firing machine pistol
  • Nice-1, a pocket-sized pistol that packs a punch
  • Chinahook harpoon gun
  • Sunglasses, in two different models
  • A functioning Heckler & Koch G3 replica in LEGO bricks

Italian Moms - Spreading their Art to every Table [EPUB]

Italian Moms - Spreading their Art to every Table [EPUB]
Italian Moms - Spreading their Art to every Table: Classic Homestyle Italian Recipes by Elisa Costantini
2015 | EPUB | 14.65MB

As a wife, mother, and grandmother, as well as housekeeper and cook for those with special needs, Elisa Costantini has spent her life serving up delicious Italian meals.

Leaving Italy at the age of twenty-three, she moved to Philadelphia with her husband and young daughter. Once there, she established herself in her neighborhood and community as a wonderful neighbor, parishioner, friend…and a terrific cook of homemade Italian specialties.

In her debut cookbook, Costantini collects her tried-and-true recipes for Italian favorites in one place, sharing them with anyone who has an interest in making phenomenal meals for the people they love.

She includes easy-to-follow recipes for all the Italian classics, including antipasto, pasta, breads, pizza, main dishes, and desserts.

And unlike many fussy, complicated recipes that rely on specialized ingredients and techniques, Costantini’s rustic, authentic recipes call for only fresh, simple ingredients available at local markets. Her clear writing allows even novice cooks to bring the old-world charm of the Italian countryside to their home dining room tables.

Eat Raw, Not Cooked [EPUB]

Eat Raw, Not Cooked [EPUB]
Eat Raw, Not Cooked by Stacy Stower
2014 | EPUB | 106.84MB

Can spinach really taste like chocolate ice cream? YES!

Just try Stacy Stowers’s Happy Shake—cupfuls of nourishing greens, plus a dash of raw cacao, a big handful of blueberries, and a few other delicious fixings that you can blend up every morning and enjoy with a spoon!

Stacy travels the country teaching families like yours how to add more whole, raw, unprocessed foods into their diets in the simplest, most satisfying way possible. Her clients soon discover they stop eating out of bags, bottles, cans, and boxes—and start feeling healthier, lighter, and more energetic. Eating raw is easier and tastier than you think. The gift of Stacy’s approach is that it’s not about becoming a “raw foodist” or joining some food religion; it’s about adding foods that will make you thrive.

What are the potential benefits of eating raw? Weight loss and management, more energy, relief from chronic pain and allergies, better moods, and a younger appearance—to name just a few! From Stacy’s comforting and crispy Cheatos and enticing Rainbow Fajitas, to her rich, delectable Chocolate Macaroon Fudge Bars, her more than 70 recipes will give you and your family an irresistible nutritional boost.

Native Harvests: American Indian Wild Foods and Recipes [EPUB]

Native Harvests: American Indian Wild Foods and Recipes [EPUB]
Native Harvests: American Indian Wild Foods and Recipes by E Barrie Kavasch
2005 | EPUB | 7.52MB

Practical primer on natural foods not only provides recipes for varied Native American dishes but also describes uses of ceremonial, medicinal, and sacred plants. From clambakes to wild strawberry bread, the volume is simultaneously a field guide, cookbook, and useful manual on herbal remedies.

Baltimore Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From Charm City And The Surrounding Counties [EPUB]

Baltimore Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From Charm City And The Surrounding Counties [EPUB]
Baltimore Chef's Table: Extraordinary Recipes From Charm City And The Surrounding Counties by Kathy Patterson, Neal Patterson
2014 | EPUB | 16.4MB

In the midst of recent growth and downtown development, Baltimore is breaking away from its culinary stereotypes and emerging as city that is attracting some extraordinary restaurants and talented chefs. While embracing the local food movement, the city is now being recognized for an expanding culinary movement. Newcomers and homegrown chefs alike are charming diners with delicious variations staring the perennial favorite, crab, as well as offering unique options like frankenfish tacos and hearts of palm crab cakes that are becoming the taste of Charm City.

With more than eighty recipes for the home cook from over fifty of the city's most celebrated eateries and showcasing photos featuring mouth-watering dishes, famous chefs, and lots of local flavor, Baltimore Chef's Table is the ultimate gift and keepsake cookbook for both tourists and locals alike.

The Lahey Clinic Guide to Cooking Through Cancer [EPUB]

The Lahey Clinic Guide to Cooking Through Cancer [EPUB]
The Lahey Clinic Guide to Cooking Through Cancer: 100+ Recipes for Treatment and Recovery
2013 | EPUB | 20.4MB

From one of the nation's leading cancer centers, a bright, flavorful cookbook to help patients and their caregivers.

Just as it changes your physical condition and alters your mental outlook, cancer and its treatment will transform how you eat. Having a meal takes on new meaning and presents a new set of challenges. Dr. Keith Stuart, head of oncology at the world-renowned Lahey Clinic, along with Corrine Zarwan, MD, and the team at the Sophia Gordon Cancer Center understand well the difficulty their patients have in determining the kind of food they feel like eating and what will combat particular symptoms they may be experiencing. With recipes thoroughly tested by Dr. Stuart, Dr. Zarwan, and on-staff physicians, nurses, and nutritionists, Cooking Through Cancer is designed to address the most common symptoms of someone undergoing treatment—dry mouth, constipation, diarrhea, weight loss or excessive weight gain—and is organized and coded for easy identification of the right recipe for each need.

Cooking Through Cancer is the first cookbook conceived of and produced by the team of a comprehensive cancer center that focuses on the nutritional needs of cancer patients.

More than serving as a helpful reference guide for patients, this book is about finding enjoyment in something—good food—that cancer frequently ruins for people, and these meals are valuable tools for asserting control over that single, important aspect of your life and health.