Impressions of Paris: An Artist's Sketchbook [EPUB]

Impressions of Paris: An Artist's Sketchbook [EPUB]
Impressions of Paris: An Artist's Sketchbook by Cat Seto
2017 | EPUB | 41.34MB

Artist Cat Seto, founder of the acclaimed Ferme à Papier brand, introduces you to the City of Light as never before in this distinctive volume—both a visual feast and celebration of the artistic process—filled with lavish illustrations and descriptive meditations that capture the quotidian pleasures of France’s capital city and how they have inspired creativity.

In Impressions of Paris, Cat Seto takes you on a dazzling and enlightening tour of Paris, from familiar sights to hidden surprises, to reveal this legendary city as never before. Combining informative and entertaining vignettes, stories, and notes with stunning full-color illustrations, she draws parallels between the city and the art it inspires. Organized around four main principles of art—color, pattern, perspective, and rhythm—Impressions of Paris is a celebration of the artistic spark in the city’s mundane yet marvelous details: the pistachio and cassis palette triggered by the ice cream case at Berthillon; how a rainy stroll through an open air market transforms into a smudgy gouache (pronounced gwash) pattern; the lovely ubiquity of the iconic French stripe, the Breton.

Pretty and inventive, surprising and stimulating, Impressions of Paris captures the beauty and charms of this stunning city and extols its power to stimulate the creative imagination—inviting artists and art appreciators to intimately experience a painter’s process.

Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right-and How We Can, Too [EPUB]

Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right-and How We Can, Too [EPUB]
Viking Economics: How the Scandinavians Got It Right-and How We Can, Too by George Lakey
2016 | EPUB | 2.05MB

Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible to replicate elsewhere. The US and UK are too big, or too individualistic, or too . . . something.

In Viking Economics—perhaps the most fun economics book you’ve ever read—George Lakey dispels these myths. He explores the inner-workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world’s happiest, most productive workers, and explains how, if we can enact some of the changes the Scandinavians fought for surprisingly recently, we, too, can embrace equality in our economic policy.

The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic [Audiobook]

The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic [Audiobook]
The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic [Audiobook] by Ganesh Sitaraman, read by MacLeod Andrews
2017 | MP3@32 kbps + EPUB | 12 hrs 24 mins | 170.76MB

In this original, provocative contribution to the debate over economic inequality, Ganesh Sitaraman argues that a strong and sizable middle class is a prerequisite for America's constitutional system.

For most of Western history, Sitaraman argues, constitutional thinkers assumed economic inequality was inevitable and inescapable - and they designed governments to prevent class divisions from spilling over into class warfare. The American Constitution is different. Compared to Europe and the ancient world, America was a society of almost unprecedented economic equality, and the founding generation saw this equality as essential for the preservation of America's republic. Over the next two centuries, generations of Americans fought to sustain the economic preconditions for our constitutional system. But today, with economic and political inequality on the rise, Sitaraman says Americans face a choice: Will we accept rising economic inequality and risk oligarchy, or will we rebuild the middle class and reclaim our republic?

The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution is a tour de force of history, philosophy, law, and politics. It makes a compelling case that inequality is more than just a moral or economic problem; it threatens the very core of our constitutional system.

Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist [EPUB]

Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist [EPUB]
Waging Peace: Global Adventures of a Lifelong Activist by David Hartsough, Joyce Hollyday
2014 | EPUB | 3.46MB

David Hartsough knows how to get in the way. He has used his body to block Navy ships headed for Vietnam and trains loaded with munitions on their way to El Salvador and Nicaragua. He has crossed borders to meet “the enemy” in East Berlin, Castro’s Cuba, and present-day Iran. He has marched with mothers confronting a violent regime in Guatemala and stood with refugees threatened by death squads in the Philippines. Hartsough’s stories inspire, educate, and encourage readers to find ways to work for a more just and peaceful world. Inspired by the examples of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr., Hartsough has spent his life experimenting with the power of active nonviolence.

Engaging stories on every page provide a peace activist’s eyewitness account of many of the major historical events of the past 60 years, including the Civil Rights and anti–Vietnam War movements in the United States as well as the little-known but equally significant nonviolent efforts in the Soviet Union, Kosovo, Palestine, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines. Waging Peace is a testament to the difference one person can make; however, it is more than one man’s memoir: it shows how this struggle is waged all over the world by ordinary people committed to ending the spiral of violence and war.

Simply Truffles: Recipes and Stories That Capture the Essence of the Black Diamond [EPUB]

Simply Truffles: Recipes and Stories That Capture the Essence of the Black Diamond [EPUB]
Simply Truffles: Recipes and Stories That Capture the Essence of the Black Diamond by Patricia Wells
2011 | EPUB | 9.34MB

Celebrated journalist, author, and teacher Patricia Wells reveals the secrets behind the legendary truffle in this charming cookbook—featuring lush color photographs and sixty delectable recipes

What delicacy is more revered or less understood than the black truffle? Its scent is heady, its flavor sublime, and lovers of truffles are just as fascinated by the history, lore, and mystique of truffle-hunting as they are eager to eat the truffles themselves. Patricia Wells explores the subject in depth, explaining how to capture the true flavors of this rarity, examining what to do with a single truffle, expanding and embellishing its extraordinary aroma, texture, flavor, and pure gastronomic pleasure. Drawing upon twenty-five years of hands-on research in Provence, the modern world’s capital of the black truffle, she offers sixty tried-and-true, well-tested recipes that capture the truffle’s exceptional and complex flavor.

Enjoy Creamy Polenta with Truffles and Poached Eggs for a weekend brunch. Dine on Seared Duck Breast with Truffled Sauce Poulette or Truffle Risotto with Parmesan Broth. For casual entertaining, try Pecorino-Romano and Truffle Pizza. And for a wonderful cold winter evening, whip up a batch of Pumpkin Soup with Truffle Cream, Curry, Pumpkin Seed Oil, and Truffles.

In addition to her recipes, Wells provides a range of menu suggestions and wine pairings, perfect for serving food with just a hint of truffle flavor or preparing a holiday feast for friends and family. The story and folklore behind the pursuit of truffles round out this extensive cookbook—perfect for connoisseurs and novices alike.

The Reducetarian Solution [EPUB]

The Reducetarian Solution [EPUB]
The Reducetarian Solution: How the Surprisingly Simple Act of Reducing the Amount of Meat in Your Diet Can Transform Your Health and the Planet edited by Brian Kateman
2017 | EPUB | 1.21MB

Brian Kateman coined the term "Reducetarian"—a person who is deliberately reducing his or her consumption of meat—and a global movement was born. In this book, Kateman, the founder of the Reducetarian Foundation, presents more than 70 original essays from influential thinkers on how the simple act of cutting 10% or more of the meat from one's diet can transform the life of the reader, animals, and the planet.

This book features contributions from such luminaries as Seth Godin, Joel Fuhrman, Victoria Moran, Jeffrey Sachs, Bill McKibben, Naomi Oreskes, Peter Singer, and others. With over 40 vegan, vegetarian, and "less meat" recipes from bestselling cookbook author Pat Crocker, as well as tons of practical tips for reducing the meat in your diet (for example, skip eating meat with dinner if you ate it with lunch; replace your favorite egg omelet with a tofu scramble; choose a veggie burrito instead of a beef burrito; declare a meatless day of the week), The Reducetarian Solution is a life—not to mention planet!—saving book.

The Everything Hard Cider Book [EPUB]

The Everything Hard Cider Book [EPUB]
The Everything Hard Cider Book: All you need to know about making hard cider at home by Drew Beechum
2013 | EPUB | 1.56MB

Easy to brew, easy to customize, and enormously delicious!

Looking for a crisp, clean, and scrumptious alternative to beer? On a gluten-free diet or allergic to the grains used in brewing beer? Want to experience the pride that comes when your friends crack open one of your bottles and exclaim, "You made this?"

Then welcome to the world of hard cider. Suddenly it's everywhere--it's on the menu in pubs and restaurants, and there's a dizzying array of ciders available in stores. And some cider lovers, just like craft beer drinkers, are looking for ways to create their own brew.

The Everything Hard Cider Book takes you step by step into the fermentation and bottling process, with tips on finding the proper equipment, sourcing ingredients, varying flavors, and creating unique packaging. You'll also find advice on advanced techniques, like evaluating the finished product, varying recipes for your own taste, and even growing fruit for cider.

And with thirty-five essential and adaptable recipes for apple and other fruit ciders, you'll find everything you need to make your own distinctive and delicious beverages.

Apples to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home [EPUB]

Apples to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home [EPUB]
Apples to Cider: How to Make Cider at Home by April White, Stephen M Wood
2015 | EPUB | 22.88MB

Make great cider at home with just a few ingredients and minimal equipment--with some help from Stephen Wood and the crew behind Farnum Hill Ciders.

In Apples to Cider, these cidermakers and their colleagues share decades of experience and a simple philosophy: Cider is all about the apples. Whether you are a home brewer, a home winemaker, or simply a cider lover, you can join the growing community of cidermakers that are reviving this thousand-year-old craft. With these easy-to-follow instructions for first-time cidermakers and advanced techniques for the more experienced, you'll be on your way to making your own delicious cider at home.

Inside you'll find:

  • Step-by-step instructions for making your first batch of still cider
  • A guide to tasting cider like a professional
  • Troubleshooting tips for preventing, diagnosing, and correcting the most common cider flaws
  • Advanced home cidermaking techniques for sparkling cider, methode champenoise cider, French-style cidre, and ice cider

Midlife Is Not a Crisis: Using Astrology to Thrive in the Second Half of Life [EPUB]

Midlife Is Not a Crisis: Using Astrology to Thrive in the Second Half of Life [EPUB]
Midlife Is Not a Crisis: Using Astrology to Thrive in the Second Half of Life by Virginia Bell
2017 | EPUB | 1.12MB

Midlife Is Not a Crisis combines astrology, inspiration, and wisdom about aging to empower people to live more fully in the second half of life. It is based on the generational life cycles we all share at certain ages, from the Saturn Return at 29 and Midlife, which peaks at 42, all the way to the Uranus Return at 84. These cycles are the great crossroads of life, and each cycle is a journey in itself. Strung together they offer a road map to life’s most challenging and rewarding passages. In every decade there are trials, lessons, and losses; in this we have no choice. Our freedom lies in how we respond―consciously or unconsciously, awake or asleep. The planet that governs each cycle acts as a wise elder or guide and holds the key to navigating the cycle successfully. This book tells the story of these cycles and provides a guide to living consciously and well.

We are aging differently from the way we did in the past―we are not only living longer, we are staying healthy and vital longer as well. Midlife Is Not a Crisis motivates people to grow and prosper at any age. Ultimately it is a practical guidebook for our later years that shows us what to expect as we age and helps us make the most of our journey to becoming whole.

The Kitchen Herb Garden: A Seasonal Guide to Growing, Cooking and Using Culinary Herbs [EPUB]

The Kitchen Herb Garden: A Seasonal Guide to Growing, Cooking and Using Culinary Herbs [EPUB]
The Kitchen Herb Garden: A Seasonal Guide to Growing, Cooking and Using Culinary Herbs by Maureen Little
2012 | EPUB | 3.12MB

This is a herb book with a difference. It shows you how to grow and use your own fresh, home-grown, kitchen herbs throughout the gardening year. In a really user-friendly format, it follows the changing seasons to provide guidance, inspiration and practical advice on cultivating a kitchen herb garden, in whatever space you have available.

  • Includes detailed information on how to plan, plant, grow and maintain your herbs so that your herb garden is always productive.
  • Information on their traditional use is accompanied by advice on cooking them and on their health benefits.
  • Included in each of the seasonal chapters is a featured Herb of the Month, which includes extended and fascinating information - and some delicious recipes.
  • Offers you an A-Z Gazetteer of the most popular herbs to use in the kitchen so you can decide which ones to buy as well as which ones to grow.

Plants and Planting Plans for a Bee Garden [EPUB]

Plants and Planting Plans for a Bee Garden [EPUB]
Plants and Planting Plans for a Bee Garden by Maureen Little
2012 | EPUB | 7.78MB

For many people gardening is predominantly about plants and choosing the right combination and balance to make beautiful borders. This book will help you achieve this - and more, because it will also help you create an ecologically sound, bee-friendly garden, showing that you can have an aesthetically pleasing garden full of beautiful flowers which at the same time will attract and nurture bees. It will enable you to select bee-friendly plants, and to plan borders which are beneficial to bees, encouraging these most valuable of insects to come to your garden over and over again, both for sustenance and to aid pollination.

It contains a wide range of practical, beautiful and easy-to-follow planting plans for bee-friendly gardens of all sizes, including:

  • Traditional mixed, cottage, and colour themed borders
  • 'Designer' and 'natural' borders
  • Borders for acid and alkaline soils - Ideas for container planting

This book will be of interest to every gardener who cares for the plight of the honeybee and other bees.

The Bee Garden: How to Create or Adapt a Garden That Attracts and Nurtures Bees [EPUB]

The Bee Garden: How to Create or Adapt a Garden That Attracts and Nurtures Bees [EPUB]
The Bee Garden: How to Create or Adapt a Garden That Attracts and Nurtures Bees by Maureen Little
2011 | EPUB | 9.01MB

Bees play a vital and irreplaceable role in pollinating our flowers, fruits and vegetables. The more bees in your garden the healthier, more productive and more pleasant a place it will be. Yet bees are declining rapidly and many people, even if they do not wish to keep bees themselves, are asking what can be done on an individual basis to help the bee. This book is a response to that request. It will demonstrate in one accessible volume how each of us can play our part in providing a bee-friendly environment, no matter how much gardening space and/or time we may have.

It includes:

  • How bees forage, what bees you can expect to find in your garden and what plants are best for them.
  • Why honey bees are so important; what they need to thrive and how they detect and access those requirements; and what varieties of plants are best suited to provide those needs.
  • How the gardener can offer and maintain a bee-friendly garden, followed by a season-by-season account of what beefriendly plants are in flower and when, and what jobs the gardener can be doing during these times to help bees thrive.
  • A gazetteer of selected bee-friendly plants, arranged by type of plant in seasonal sub-sections.
  • Illustrative, practical planting plans, including a culinary herb garden, a potager, a wild flower garden, and a 3 seasons traditional border.

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness [EPUB]

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness [EPUB]
The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook: A DIY Guide to Living Well with Chronic Illness by Mickey Trescott NTP, Angie Alt
2016 | EPUB | 48.47MB

The way autoimmune disease is viewed and treated is undergoing a major change as an estimated 50 million Americans (and growing) suffer from these conditions. For many patients, the key to true wellness is in holistic treatment, although they might not know how to begin their journey to total recovery.

The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook, from Mickey Trescott and Angie Alt of Autoimmune-Paleo.com, is a comprehensive guide to living healthfully with autoimmune disease. While conventional medicine is limited to medication or even surgical fixes, Trescott and Alt introduce a complementary solution that focuses on seven key steps to recovery: inform, collaborate, nourish, rest, breathe, move, and connect.

Each step demystifies the process to reclaim total mind and body health. With five autoimmune conditions between them, Trescott and Alt have achieved astounding results using the premises laid out in the book. The Autoimmune Wellness Handbook goes well beyond nutrition and provides the missing link so that you can get back to living a vibrant, healthy life.

From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership [Audiobook]

From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership [Audiobook]
From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership [Audiobook] by Kevin Eikenberry, Guy Harris, read by Steven Menasche
2017 | MP3@64 kbps + Companion PDF | 9 hrs 52 mins | 271.47MB

Practical advice for making the shift to your first leadership position.

The number of people who will become first-time supervisors will likely grow in the next 10 years, as Baby Boomers retire. Perhaps the most challenging leadership experience anyone will face isn't one at the top, but their first promotion to leadership. They must deal with the change and uncertainty that comes with a new job, requiring new skills, and they've been promoted from peer to leader. While the audiobook addresses the needs of any manager, supervisor, or leader, it pulls from the best leadership and management thinking, and puts the focus on the difficulties that new leaders experience.

  • Includes practical information for new managers who must supervise friends and former peers
  • Authors are expert consultants who work with leaders at all levels
  • Shows how to adopt the mindset of a leader, including: communicating change, giving feedback, coaching employees, leading productive teams, and achieving goals

This much-needed audiobook can help new leaders get beyond the stress and fear to focus on becoming the most effective leader they can be - starting right now.