The Power of Dreams: How to Interpret & Focus the Energy of Your Subconscious Mind [EPUB]

The Power of Dreams: How to Interpret & Focus the Energy of Your Subconscious Mind [EPUB]
The Power of Dreams: How to Interpret & Focus the Energy of Your Subconscious Mind by Joe H Slate
2018 | EPUB | 1.8MB

When you explore the power of your dreams, you discover a bottomless well of healing energy and spiritual insight that can improve every aspect of life. With hands-on instructions for remembering and interpreting dreams as well as tips for channeling their power, this book is an enlightening guide through the mysterious landscape of the subtle realms.

Based on years of rigorous parapsychology research, The Power of Dreams shows how to develop a comprehensive dream power plan focused on the specific issues that are most relevant to you. With proven methods for journaling, out-of-body experiences, and astral travel, leading dream researcher Joe H. Slate helps you explore your dreams for increased self-esteem and accelerated personal growth.

Rise: How Jeremy Corbyn Inspired the Young to Create a New Socialism [EPUB]

Rise: How Jeremy Corbyn Inspired the Young to Create a New Socialism [EPUB]
Rise: How Jeremy Corbyn Inspired the Young to Create a New Socialism by Liam Young
2018 | EPUB | 3.34MB

The 2017 general election saw Jeremy Corbyn inspire young people to demand a new kind of socialism. Now, from the heart of the Labour Party, Liam Young asks how this new movement can help secure a fairer and better society for all.

When Jeremy Corbyn decided to stand for the Labour leadership in 2015, Liam Young - then just 19 years old - knew this was a watershed moment for the party and for young people across the country. He joined Corbyn's campaign and was soon writing for the Independent and the New Statesman, explaining how the new leader would energise the youth vote and bring forward a new kind of politics. While many commentators questioned Corbyn's actions, Young wrote about how his policies would work and be hugely popular. He harnessed the power of social media and is emerging as one of the most influential voices on the left for his generation and beyond. When the general election results of 2017 came through, he was not surprised by the surge in support for Corbyn's Labour.

Rise is not only a superb insider account of how the youth movement in the Labour Party galvanised a nation that will appeal to readers of books by Owen Jones and Paul Mason, but it is also a manifesto for the future and a call to action for anyone who believes it should be possible to create a better Britain.

Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls [EPUB]

Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls [EPUB]
Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls by Tim Marshall
2018 | EPUB | 8.63MB

New from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography

We feel more divided than ever.
This riveting analysis tells you why.

Walls are going up. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. Thousands of miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years, and they are redefining our political landscape.

There are many reasons why we erect walls, because we are divided in many ways: wealth, race, religion, politics. In Europe the ruptures of the past decade threaten not only European unity, but in some countries liberal democracy itself. In China, the Party’s need to contain the divisions wrought by capitalism will define the nation’s future. In the USA the rationale for the Mexican border wall taps into the fear that the USA will no longer be a white majority country in the course of this century.

Understanding what has divided us, past and present, is essential to understanding much of what’s going on in the world today. Covering China; the USA; Israel and Palestine; the Middle East; the Indian Subcontinent; Africa; Europe and the UK, bestselling author Tim Marshall presents a gripping and unflinching analysis of the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.

Mad About Metal: More Than 50 Embossed Craft Projects for Your Home [EPUB]

Mad About Metal: More Than 50 Embossed Craft Projects for Your Home [EPUB]
Mad About Metal: More Than 50 Embossed Craft Projects for Your Home by Monica Fischer,‎ Suzan Cumpsty,‎ Lee Vorster
2018 | EPUB | 37.86MB

Craft metal has endless decorative possibilities. It is pliable and can be wrapped around or adhered to any surface you can imagine. This book is all about using colored craft metal―decorating it by means of embossing, cutting out designs, adding further color, taking away color and filling in 3D designs, and much more―to customize found objects for your home.

You will learn more about the metal and supporting mediums, as well as how to use the tools and familiarize yourself with several techniques―all of which can be applied in making more than fifty decorative and functional items provided in this book. The original projects were designed and created specifically to showcase a variety of techniques and applications, including:

  • Transferring and tracing designs
  • Creating texture by means of inexpensive handheld tools or manual processes
  • Using an embossing machine such as the cuttlebug for textures, patterns and die-cuts
  • Finishing techniques such as sanding, ageing and painting
  • Upcycling and repurposing
  • Tips and tricks to simplify processes

The projects range from beginner to advanced levels and from quick ideas to masterpieces that will take longer to complete. Magnificent photographs of the finished objects will inspire you while step-by-step instructions and photographs will help you to get started right away.

Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity [Audiobook]

Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity [Audiobook]
Napa at Last Light: America's Eden in an Age of Calamity [Audiobook] by James Conaway, read by Tom Perkins
2018 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 10 hrs 33 mins | 290.71MB

Not so long ago, wine was an exclusively European product. Now it is thoroughly American; emblematic of Napa Valley, an area idealized as the epicenter of great wines and foods and a cultural tourist destination. But the romanticized accounts you find about it and its denizens is not what you'll encounter in James Conaway's candid book.

Napa at Last Light exposes the often shadowy side of the latter days of Napa Valley - marked by complex personal relationships, immense profits, passionate beliefs, and sometimes desperate struggles to prevail. In the balance hang fortunes and personal relationships made through hard work and, in too many cases, manipulation of laws, people, and institutions.

Napans who grew up trusting in the beneficence of the "vintner" class now confront in the 21-century multinational corporations and their allies who have stealthily subsumed the old family landmarks and abandoned the once glorious conviction that agriculture is the highest and best use of the land. Inherent in that conviction is the sanctity of the place, threatened now by a relentless drive for profits at the expense of land, water, and even life.

Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality [TTC Video]

Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality [TTC Video]
Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality [TTC Video] by Mark Leary
Course No 1648 | MP4, AVC, 960x540 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 8.22GB

Why does a simple incident like a traffic jam affect you the way it does? What makes you act the way you do around your friends and family? Why do you often see the world so differently from the way other people see it? The answer to these questions and more really comes down to one thing: your personality.

Wherever you go in life, you carry with you a large, complex set of traits, beliefs, emotional tendencies, motivations, and values that predispose you to respond to the world in certain ways. Some of these you share with virtually all other human beings; they’re part of human nature. Others, however, differ greatly between one person and another, and they help create the kind of person you are—and the kind of life you lead.

  • Are you outgoing and highly social, or quiet and more inclined to spend time alone?
  • Do you consider yourself organized or disorganized?
  • Do you have more energy in the mornings or in the evenings?
  • How much self-control would you say you have?

To understand the roots of personality is to understand motivations and influences that shape behavior, which in turn reflect how you deal with the opportunities and challenges of everyday life. Exploring the science of personality is also a chance to gain new insights that might help you better understand both yourself and the other people around you.

According to award-winning Professor Mark R. Leary of Duke University, “the quality of our lives depends in part on how well we can figure out what’s going on with other people.” And that’s the focus of his intriguing 24-lecture course, Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality, in which you examine the differences in people’s personalities, where these differences come from, and how they shape our everyday lives. Drawing on research in psychology, neuroscience, and genetics, Professor Leary opens the door to understanding how personality works and why. Designed as a fascinating, accessible scientific inquiry, these lectures will have you thinking about personality—your own, and that of the people around you—in a way that’s more informed and that reveals what makes you the kind of person that you are.

What Makes a Personality?

We currently understand more about how our brains work than we ever have before. But understanding personality requires more than knowing what goes on in the brain. Combining information gleaned from psychology, neuroscience, and genetics, Why You Are Who You Are will open your eyes to the myriad ways our traits, emotions, beliefs, values, and behaviors are shaped by many different influences, including the genes were inherited, how we were raised, our environment, early evolutionary processes, and more.

Professor Leary has two overarching goals for Why You Are Who You Are:

  • Understanding personality characteristics. You’ll learn about the most important personality variables that make people different from one another. These characteristics help to account for the variability we see among people—those traits, motives, values, beliefs, and emotional tendencies that make you, you.
  • Exploring the roots of personality. Why do people end up with the personalities they have? To answer this question, multiple lectures reveal where these personality characteristics come from. You’ll start with the basic biological processes that underlie personality, then go on to the roles played by culture, learning, environment, and personal experiences.

Throughout Professor Leary’s illuminating lectures, five important personality traits come into focus, traits that form the foundation of how psychologists and neuroscientists approach the topic of personality:

  • Extraversion. The central characteristic of this trait is sociability. People high in extraversion tend to be more gregarious and enjoy large social gatherings. (They also find it difficult to go for a long time without other people to talk to.)
  • Neuroticism. People higher in neuroticism tend to experience negative emotions that are more intense and long-lasting, including anxiety, sadness, anger, guilt, and regret. Some researchers call this trait “negative emotionality.”
  • Agreeableness. This trait involves the degree to which people generally have a positive or negative orientation toward others. At the low end are people who are unpleasant and hostile; at the high end are people who tend to be kind and sympathetic.
  • Conscientiousness. To what degree are you responsible and dependable? Conscientiousness comes down to whether or not you usually do what you should. Conscientious people are organized and hard-working, and exercise good self-control.
  • Openness. The last of the “big five” personality traits, openness reflects the degree to which people are open to new experiences and receptive to new ideas.

Why Do You Act the Way You Do?

Professor Leary expands on notions you may be familiar with (such as the nature-versus-nurture debate), shatters some commonly held myths (that self-esteem causes people to be successful and happy), and introduces you to some of the problems psychologists and other behavioral scientists obsess over as they try to understand personality (such as disentangling the vast variety of biological, social, and psychological processes that affect personality).

Here are just a few of the many ideas and topics you’ll probe throughout the lectures:

  • Some aspects of your personality are situation-specific, meaning you consistently behave the same way in the same sorts of situations—but you don’t necessarily behave consistently across different situations.
  • The fact that much of our personality operates outside our awareness, and that we can never be privy to these nonconscious influences, explains why it’s often so hard to change our behavior.
  • Two foundations of moral judgments—whether or not an action helps or harms another person and whether or not an action involves fairness—are nearly universal across cultures.
  • While people can change throughout their lives, in general, personality becomes more stable as people get older (with stability peaking somewhere between age 55 and 65).

An Engaging, Accessible Investigation

Throughout his career, Professor Leary has studied and explored the science behind our emotions, behaviors, and self-views. The author of 14 books and more than 200 scholarly articles and chapters, he has a breadth of experience he brings to every minute of Why You Are Who You Are. Throughout this course, you’ll find yourself in the company of an expert who doesn’t just know the complex science about personality—but who knows how to explain it to you in a way that makes sense.

“Sometimes, it’s really hard to see a difficult person’s redeeming qualities, no matter how hard we try,” Professor Leary says. “But the fact is, whether or not it really ‘takes all kinds,’ they’re all here anyway—us included. And the more we know about all these different kinds of people, including ourselves, the better off we’ll all be.”

The overarching goal of Why You Are Who You Are is to present the concept of personality as a vast, fascinating spectrum that offers a host of different perspectives on the nature and causes of our individual experiences of the world.

Why You Are Who You Are: Investigations into Human Personality [TTC Video]

The Fountain: A Doctor's Prescription to Make 60 the New 30 [EPUB]

The Fountain: A Doctor's Prescription to Make 60 the New 30 [EPUB]
The Fountain: A Doctor's Prescription to Make 60 the New 30 by Rocco Monto
2018 | EPUB | 1.89MB

Don’t just live longer― live better!

Everyone wants to feel fitter, sexier, more energetic, more productive, and younger―but what if the solutions were already here? What if there were already ways to ease the negative effects of aging and prevent diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease from ever starting? What if we could translate all the exotic science and research breakthroughs of today into a practical plan that could help us win the war on aging? Here’s the truth: We can.

The Fountain is a sensible, comprehensive, and scientifically based anti-aging guide packed with essential information. With actionable advice, biting humor, and savvy insight, Dr. Rocco Monto, a top national health expert and board-certified orthopedic surgeon, explains why we age so poorly nowand how the latest breakthroughs in science and medicine can help change this. Focusing on the four pillars of science, diet, exercise, and medicine, Dr. Monto’s findings interlace the clinical and the cultural and suggest that simple choices provide profound results.

Debunking long-held diet and fitness myths while highlighting safe, effective therapies backed by cutting-edge research, Dr. Monto includes the diet, supplements, exercise, mental training, and new medications to help us all live longer, happier, healthier, and more productive lives. Much more than a compilation of longevity research, The Fountain is an essential toolkit that will redesign lifestyles and forever transform the way we look at aging.

As the book blends fascinating stories with new research findings, illustrations, infographics, and exclusive interviews, it also educates you on how aging really works and provides practical ways to hack the system.

The Power of the Infinity Symbol: Working with the Lemniscate for Ultimate Harmony and Balance [EPUB]

The Power of the Infinity Symbol: Working with the Lemniscate for Ultimate Harmony and Balance [EPUB]
The Power of the Infinity Symbol: Working with the Lemniscate for Ultimate Harmony and Balance by Barbara Heider-Rauter
2018 | EPUB | 1.76MB

A guide to the spiritual meaning and magic of the infinity symbol and how to activate its positive powers

  • Explains how the infinity symbol is the antidote to a negative, imbalanced world and how it can help reconnect the two halves of the brain and achieve balance and harmony in yourself, your relationships, and the wider world
  • Offers simple and practical exercises that harness the power of the infinity symbol for balance and harmony, including simple visualizations, physical exercises, and directed drawing of the symbol
  • Explores the many appearances of this universal symbol in history, mythology, different cultures, and the natural world

Through the ages, the infinity symbol, a sideways figure eight, has represented eternal development and balance. Also known as the lemniscate, this powerful symbol stands for equilibrium, harmony, and the interconnectedness of all things. Although magical knowledge of symbols has often been kept secret throughout history, today the power of this symbol is available to all.

In this accessible, hands-on guide, Barbara Heider-Rauter explores the spiritual world of the infinity symbol in a personal and practical way, allowing each of us to benefit from its positive influence for balance and harmony in ourselves, our relationships, and the wider world. She begins with a short exercise to attune readers to the energy field of the lemniscate. She explains how the infinity symbol offers the perfect response to a system that encourages separation and a world in which the negation of our feelings is often the source of illness and pain. She details simple exercises to reconnect the two halves of the brain, the analytical and the emotional, resulting in harmony and healing. She teaches how to use simple visualisation, physical exercises, and directed drawing of the symbol to achieve practical results in our daily lives.

Beautifully illustrated in full color, the book also offers a wealth of information on the appearance of the infinity symbol through the ages in all its forms and contexts, from history and mythology to our own tiny body cells and the natural world. This book urges the reader to establish wholeness, to balance the scales of duality and find harmony. With the power of the lemniscate at hand, decisions will be made with greater ease and relationships filled with harmony and a lighter heart.

Culture Catalyst: Seven Strategies to Bring Positive Change to Your Organization [EPUB]

Culture Catalyst: Seven Strategies to Bring Positive Change to Your Organization [EPUB]
Culture Catalyst: Seven Strategies to Bring Positive Change to Your Organization by Samuel R Chand
2018 | EPUB | 0.59MB

Often, organizational leaders confuse culture with vision and strategy, but they are very different. Vision and strategy usually focus on products, services, and outcomes, but culture is about the people—an organization’s most valuable asset. Culture Catalyst: Seven Strategies to Bring Positive Change to Your Organization offers a practical resource for discovering the deficits in an existing organization’s culture, and includes the steps needed to assess, correct, and change culture from lackluster to vibrant and inspirational, so that it truly meets the needs of the organization.

Prominent leadership consultant Sam Chand describes the five easily identifiable categories of organizational culture (Inspiring, Accepting, Stagnant, Discouraging, and Toxic), and includes diagnostic methods that leaders can use to identify the particular strengths and needs of their organization’s culture. To help in this process, there is also a separate, free, online assessment tool (www.samchandculturesurvey.com).

Once an organization’s culture is clearly identified, leaders can put in place a strategy for applying the seven keys of CULTURE (Control, Understanding, Leadership, Trust, Unafraid, Responsive, and Execution) that will make their culture one that stimulates people to be and do their very best and ultimately reach their highest goals.

Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do [EPUB]

Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do [EPUB]
Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People Love What They Do by Daniel M Cable
2018 | EPUB | 0.58MB

Poll after poll has confirmed that an astonishing number of workers are disengaged from their work. Why is this happening? And how can we fix the problem?

In this bold, enlightening book, social psychologist and professor Daniel M. Cable takes leaders into the minds of workers and reveals the surprising secret to restoring their zest for work.

Disengagement isn't a motivational problem, it's a biological one. Humans aren't built for routine and repetition. We're designed to crave exploration, experimentation, and learning--in fact, there's a part of our brains, which scientists have coined "the seeking system," that rewards us for taking part in these activities. But the way organizations are run prevents many of us from following our innate impulses. As a result, we shut down.

Things need to change. More than ever before, employee creativity and engagement are needed to win. Fortunately, it won't take an extensive overhaul of your organizational culture to get started. With small nudges, you can personally help people reach their fullest potential.

Alive at Work reveals:

  • How to encourage people to bring their best selves to work and use their greatest strengths to help your organization flourish
  • How to build creative environments that motivate people to share ideas, work smarter, and embrace change
  • How to enhance people's connection to their work and your customers
  • How to create personalized experiences that help people feel a deeper sense of purpose

Filled with fascinating stories from the author's extensive research, Alive at Work is the inspirational guide that you need to tap into the passion, creativity, and purpose fizzing beneath the surface of every person who falls under your leadership.

In Search of Israel: The History of an Idea [EPUB]

In Search of Israel: The History of an Idea [EPUB]
In Search of Israel: The History of an Idea by Michael Brenner
2018 | EPUB | 6.59MB

A major new history of the century-long debate over what a Jewish state should be

Many Zionists who advocated the creation of a Jewish state envisioned a nation like any other. Yet for Israel's founders, the state that emerged against all odds in 1948 was anything but ordinary. Born from the ashes of genocide and a long history of suffering, Israel was conceived to be unique, a model society and the heart of a prosperous new Middle East. It is this paradox, says historian Michael Brenner--the Jewish people's wish for a homeland both normal and exceptional―that shapes Israel's ongoing struggle to define itself and secure a place among nations. In Search of Israel is a major new history of this struggle from the late nineteenth century to our time.

When Theodor Herzl convened the First Zionist Congress in 1897, no single solution to the problem of "normalizing" the Jewish people emerged. Herzl proposed a secular-liberal "New Society" that would be home to Jews and non-Jews alike. East European Zionists advocated the renewal of the Hebrew language and the creation of a distinct Jewish culture. Socialists imagined a society of workers' collectives and farm settlements. The Orthodox dreamt of a society based on the laws of Jewish scripture. The stage was set for a clash of Zionist dreams and Israeli realities that continues today.

Seventy years after its founding, Israel has achieved much, but for a state widely viewed as either a paragon or a pariah, Brenner argues, the goal of becoming a state like any other remains elusive. If the Jews were the archetypal "other" in history, ironically, Israel―which so much wanted to avoid the stamp of otherness―has become the Jew among the nations.

Mountain States Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 100 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness [EPUB]

Mountain States Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 100 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness [EPUB]
Mountain States Medicinal Plants: Identify, Harvest, and Use 100 Wild Herbs for Health and Wellness by Briana Wiles
2018 | EPUB | 36.05MB

Unleash the healing power of wild plants

Mountain States Medicinal Plants is an accessible introduction to finding and using wild plants for health and wellness. Beginners seeking reliable advice and experienced practitioners on the hunt for new information alike will delight in the plant profiles, color photographs, step-by-step instruction for essential herbal remedies, and seasonal foraging tips.

This indispensable guide is for wildcrafters in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, the eastern parts of Washington and Oregon, northern Nevada, and the southernmost parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky: A Guided Tour for Beginners [EPUB]

101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky: A Guided Tour for Beginners [EPUB]
101 Amazing Sights of the Night Sky: A Guided Tour for Beginners by George Moromisato
2018 | EPUB | 16.74MB

See the best that the night sky has to offer.

Is there anything more amazing than the night sky? You’ve seen the stars and the constellations―but there’s so much more to discover! George Moromisato’s guide introduces you to 101 sights, from old favorites like Saturn’s famous rings to awe-inspiring wonders like the Andromeda Galaxy. Learn what to look for and when and where to find it! The sights are ranked by beauty, accessibility, and importance, and the guide features at least one full-color photograph for each entry, including many from NASA.

As an added bonus, the author’s astrophotography tips provide information about taking pictures of the night sky. This astronomy book is perfect for beginners, as many objects can be seen with the unaided eye or binoculars, while others simply require a small telescope.

Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life [EPUB]

Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life [EPUB]
Heart Talk: Poetic Wisdom for a Better Life by Cleo Wade
2018 | EPUB | 2.38MB

A beautifully illustrated book from Cleo Wade—the artist, poet, and speaker who has been called “the Millennial Oprah” by New York Magazine—that offers creative inspiration and life lessons through poetry, mantras, and affirmations, perfect for fans of the bestseller Milk & Honey.

True to her hugely popular Instagram account, Cleo Wade brings her moving life lessons to Heart Talk, an inspiring, accessible, and spiritual book of wisdom for the new generation. Featuring over one hundred and twenty of Cleo’s original poems, mantras, and affirmations, including fan favorites and never before seen ones, this book is a daily pep talk to keep you feeling empowered and motivated.

With relatable, practical, and digestible advice, including “Hearts break. That’s how the magic gets in,” and “Baby, you are the strongest flower that ever grew, remember that when the weather changes,” this is a portable, replenishing pause for your daily life.

Keep Heart Talk by your bedside table or in your bag for an empowering boost of spiritual adrenaline that can help you discover and unlock what is blocking you from thriving emotionally and spiritually.

Talking About Death Won’t Kill You: The Essential Guide to End-of-Life Conversations [EPUB]

Talking About Death Won’t Kill You: The Essential Guide to End-of-Life Conversations [EPUB]
Talking About Death Won’t Kill You: The Essential Guide to End-of-Life Conversations by Kathy Kortes-Miller
2018 | EPUB | 1.47MB

This practical handbook will equip readers with the tools to have meaningful conversations about death and dying

Death is a part of life. We used to understand this, and in the past, loved ones generally died at home with family around them. But in just a few generations, death has become a medical event, and we have lost the ability to make this last part of life more personal and meaningful. Today people want to regain control over health-care decisions for themselves and their loved ones.

Talking About Death Won’t Kill You is the essential handbook to help Canadians navigate personal and medical decisions for the best quality of life for the end of our lives. Noted palliative-care educator and researcher Kathy Kortes-Miller shows readers how to identify and reframe limiting beliefs about dying with humor and compassion. With robust resource lists, Kortes-Miller addresses

  • advance care plans for ourselves and our loved ones
  • how to have conversations about end-of-life wishes with loved ones
  • how to talk to children about death
  • how to build a compassionate workplace
  • practical strategies to support our colleagues
  • how to talk to health-care practitioners
  • how to manage challenging family dynamics as someone is dying
  • what is involved in medical assistance in dying (MAID)

Far from morbid, these conversations are full of meaning and life — and the relief that comes from knowing what your loved ones want, and what you want for yourself.

Fabric of Vision: Dress and Drapery in Painting [PDF]

Fabric of Vision: Dress and Drapery in Painting [PDF]
Fabric of Vision: Dress and Drapery in Painting by Anne Hollander
2016 | PDF | 5.32MB

Clothing appears in all forms of figurative painting, often taking up two thirds of a frame; yet it can often go unnoticed. Far more than a simple means of identifying the status or occupation of a figure, clothes and cloth are used creatively by artists to hint at ambiguities in character, adjust the emotional temperature, direct the eye or make subtle allusions.

Drawing on works by artists over a period of six centuries, from Giotto to El Greco, Matisse to Cindy Sherman, the author reveals through paintings, fashion plates, photographs and film stills how drapery in art evolved from Renaissance extravagance to Neoclassical simplicity at the end of the 18th century, and has extended to infinite uses in all genres of Modern art.

First published in 2002 to accompany an exhibition of the same name at the National Gallery, London, this beautifully illustrated - and beautifully written - book by pioneering art historian and critic Anne Hollander, is reissued with a new Foreword by Valerie Steele. As penetrating and insightful as when it was first published, it remains a must-read for today's generation of students and anyone with an interest in art and fashion.

The Little Book of Feminist Saints [EPUB]

The Little Book of Feminist Saints [EPUB]
The Little Book of Feminist Saints by Julia Pierpont
2018 | EPUB | 11.74MB

This inspiring, beautifully illustrated collection honors one hundred exceptional women throughout history and around the world.

A Stylist Must-read Book of 2018

In this luminous volume, New York Times bestselling writer Julia Pierpont and artist Manjit Thapp match short, vibrant, and surprising biographies with stunning full-color portraits of secular female “saints”: champions of strength and progress. These women broke ground, broke ceilings, and broke molds—including

Maya Angelou • Jane Austen • Ruby Bridges • Rachel Carson • Shirley Chisholm • Marie Curie & Irène Joliot Curie • Isadora Duncan • Amelia Earhart • Artemisia Gentileschi • Grace Hopper • Dolores Huerta • Frida Kahlo • Billie Jean King • Audre Lorde • Wilma Mankiller • Toni Morrison • Michelle Obama • Sandra Day O’Connor • Sally Ride • Eleanor Roosevelt • Margaret Sanger • Sappho • Nina Simone • Gloria Steinem • Kanno Sugako • Harriet Tubman • Mae West • Virginia Woolf • Malala Yousafzai

Open to any page and find daily inspiration and lasting delight.

The Periodic Table of Feminism [EPUB]

The Periodic Table of Feminism [EPUB]
The Periodic Table of Feminism by Marisa Bate
2018 | EPUB | 6.32MB

The history of feminism told through its most prominent advocates, including a diverse range of international names and faces.

The Periodic Table of Feminism is an empowering, engaging and informed look at the feminist movement through the international figures who have shaped it, from Mary Wollstonecraft to Caitlin Moran by way of Simone de Beauvoir and Oprah. Featuring 130 figures as well as 10 additional ‘top ten’ lists, the book will offer new angles on famous faces as well as introduce you to some unsung heroes.

While the narrative takes the reader through feminisms struggle from the first wave to the fourth, the table offers a key to understanding how these women and the battles they fought speak to each other across time and continents: if you’re inspired by Sheryl Sandberg, prepared to be equally wowed by Frances Harper and Alison Bechdel.

With unique illustrations and pull-out quotes peppered throughout, this is an essential guide to Feminism and a place to turn to for courage and inspiration from history’s heroic women.

Masterclass - Armin van Buuren Teaches Dance Music [Video]

Masterclass - Armin van Buuren Teaches Dance Music [Video]
Masterclass - Armin van Buuren Teaches Dance Music [Video]
MP4, AVC, 1920x1080 | AAC, 317 kbps, 2 Ch | + PDF | 7 hours | 15.02GB

Log in to Armin’s studio

Every week, Armin van Buuren puts 41 million listeners into A State of Trance on his radio show. In his first-ever online class, the platinum-selling DJ breaks down his hits—and builds a track from scratch—to show you how he produces, performs, and promotes dance music. You’ll learn his technical process for using samples and plug-ins, mixing, recording vocals, and building a DJ set. Your crowd is waiting.

Masterclass - Armin van Buuren Teaches Dance Music [Video]

The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack [EPUB]

The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack [EPUB]
The Wisdom of Wolves: Lessons from the Sawtooth Pack by Jim Dutcher, Jamie Dutcher
2018 | EPUB | 35.48MB

From the world-famous couple who lived alongside a three-generation wolf pack, this book of inspiration, drawn from the wild, will fascinate animal and nature lovers alike.

For six years Jim and Jamie Dutcher lived intimately with a pack of wolves, gaining their trust as no one has before. In this book the Dutchers reflect on the virtues they observed in wolf society and behavior. Each chapter exemplifies a principle, such as kindness, teamwork, playfulness, respect, curiosity, and compassion. Their heartfelt stories combine into a thought-provoking meditation on the values shared between the human and the animal world. Occasional photographs bring the wolves and their behaviors into absorbing focus.

Snow's Kitchenalia: How Everything Works [EPUB]

Snow's Kitchenalia: How Everything Works [EPUB]
Snow's Kitchenalia: How Everything Works by Alan Snow
2018 | EPUB | 35.91MB

Although today’s kitchens are crammed full of ‘useful’ appliances, few people seem to know how to operate them in even the most basic way, let alone make the most of them. Award-winning illustrator Alan Snow has set out to change matters, with this striking diagrammatic guide.

Designed to free us up from the shackles of recipe books, Snow’s fascinating visual miscellany shows readers the ins, outs, hows and whys of all manner of cooking equipment, tools and techniques, from ovens, blenders and coffee machines, to more sophisticated chefs’ equipment and everything in between.

Arranged into four practical sections: Tools, Cooking, Drinks and Kitchens, each section is accompanied by an insightful commentary that offers clear explanations and instructions. As well as absorbing historical and scientific details the book is brimming with charming diagrams and sequences. Once you’ve grown familiar with each appliance, you’ll find good reason to put your newly acquired knowledge to the test, with recipes as you’ve never seen them before.

The perfect gift for every keen cook, whether amateur, enthusiast or professional, this unique book is at once a visual celebration of the kitchen and a fascinating exploration of culinary science and technique.

Basics: Brazilian Recipes Encyclopaedia [EPUB]

Basics: Brazilian Recipes Encyclopaedia [EPUB]
Basics: Brazilian Recipes Encyclopaedia by Ana Luiza Trajano, Instituto Brasil a Gosto
2018 | EPUB | 141.5MB
Good stories are those that carry flavors of pots, places, ingredients and moments. These are stories as they pervade the five chapters and the 512 recipes of Basics, fifth book by chef Ana Luiza Trajano and first of the Instituto Brasil a Gosto.

A volume that invites the maintenance of the authentic Brazilian cuisine inside the houses. A volume that makes an intimation to the affective memory so that the flames of the stoves are lit in the rescue of already forgotten dishes.

Bart's Fish Tales: A fishing adventure in over 100 recipes [EPUB]

Bart's Fish Tales: A fishing adventure in over 100 recipes [EPUB]
Bart's Fish Tales: A fishing adventure in over 100 recipes by Bart van Olphen
2018 | EPUB | 88.79MB

In this unique and comprehensive book Bart van Olphen travels around the world to visit the most sustainable fisheries. Along with the world-renowned photographer David Loftus, Bart recounts his journey where he lived, fished and cooked with the men, women and children of the world's fishing communities. Highlighting fishermen who responsibly catch their fish and are an example to the rest of the world, Bart's enthusiasm for environmentally responsible fishing is prevalent throughout his recipes, underlining both how easy it is to cook delicious fish dishes, but also to help ensure that future generations can continue to enjoy it.

In more than 100 recipes pulled from all over the world, Bart covers everything from a simple supper to a celebratory feast. From French classics like Salmon Gravlax and Salt-cod Brandade to Spanish Boquerones (pickled anchiovies), Canadian Crab Cannelloni and Sardinian Fregola Vongole (a pasta dish made with fresh clams) to Nasi Goreng (an Indonesian prawn stir-fry) and cooking with sea vegetables like samphire and seaweed to creating the perfectly zesty Ceviche, Bart offers clear descriptions and step-by-step instructions for preparing and cooking simple and more complicated fish dishes. So whether you are able to fillet and gut a red mullet or are a first-time feaster, you’ll find everything you need to know in this wonderful book.

With extensive photography the book serves as both a guide to fish from around the world, telling the personal stories behind the fisheries, and a compilation of recipes that make the most of responsibly sourced fish for everyday, special occasions; now and for the future.

Flowerbomb: 25 beautiful craft projects to blow your blossoms [EPUB]

Flowerbomb: 25 beautiful craft projects to blow your blossoms [EPUB]
Flowerbomb: 25 beautiful craft projects to blow your blossoms by Hannah Read-Baldrey
2018 | EPUB | 38.5MB

Bring life into bloom with 25 gorgeous flower-inspired projects to make at home. Florals are a major theme in catwalk and high-street fashion, and leading stylist Hannah Read-Baldrey shows how to add a beautiful botanical touch to home decor, clothing, accessories, gifts, celebrations and more, for unique and enviable results that are very much on-trend.

Split into sections Floral Home, Flower Fiesta and Floral Fashionista, Hannah brings her floral themed projects into your home, garden, parties and your wardrobe! With projects created using a combination of real flowers and various different crafting techniques including easy embroidery, simple papercraft, weaving, sugarcraft and embellishment, this is a beautiful celebration of creativity for every skill level.

Projects include a pressed floral phone case; sequined bomber jacket; velvet flower crown; daisy chain necklace; tulip folk cushion; cherry blossom vase; floral bath bombs and candles; hula hoop wreath and a giant paper peony!