Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture, 2nd Edition [PDF]

Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture, 2nd Edition [PDF]
Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture, 2nd Edition by Lilian Zirpolo
2019 | PDF | 152.75MB

The baroque period deals with the art created roughly between the end of the 16th and the early years of the 18th centuries. The masters of the era include Caravaggio, Gianlorenzo Bernini, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Diego Velazquez, and Nicolas Poussin. The Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture, Second Edition covers the most salient works of baroque artists, the most common themes depicted, historical events and key figures responsible for shaping the artistic vocabulary of the era, and definitions of terms pertaining to the topic at hand.

This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Baroque Art and Architecture contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 600 cross-referenced entries on famous artists, sculptors, architects, patrons, and other historical figures, and events. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Baroque art.

Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces [EPUB]

Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces [EPUB]
Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces by Jan Johnsen
2019 | EPUB | 378.58MB
Any backyard has the potential to refresh and inspire if you know what to do. Jan Johnsen’s new book, Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces, will delight all garden lovers with over 130 lushly illustrated landscape design and planting suggestions. Ms. Johnsen is an admired designer and popular speaker whose hands-on approach to “co-creating with nature” will have you saying, “I can do that!’

This info-packed, sumptuous book offers individual tips for enhancing any size landscape using ‘real world’ solutions. The suggestions are grouped into five categories that include Garden Design and Artful Accents, Walls, Patios, and Steps and Plants and Planting, among others. Whether you are an experienced gardener or a landscaping novice, Gardentopia will inspire you with tips such as ‘Soften a Corner”, “Paint it Black”, and “Hide and Reveal”.

The Park Avenue Face [EPUB]

The Park Avenue Face [EPUB]
The Park Avenue Face: Secrets and Tips from a Top Facial Plastic Surgeon for Flawless, Undetectable Procedures and Treatments by Andrew Jacono, FACS
2019 | EPUB | 12.76MB

Your face defines you. It influences how people perceive you at work, at play, and even at home.

But what if something about your face doesn't make you feel like the real you?

In The Park Avenue Face, dual board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Andrew Jacono reveals how to achieve flawless, undetectable plastic surgery so you can fix what you don't like, restore what you've lost, or prevent signs of aging.

From his elite Park Avenue aesthetic surgery center, Dr. Jacono has enhanced tens of thousands of faces not by prescribing an arbitrary standard of beauty, but by amplifying each patient's individual beauty for totally natural results. A global authority in advanced facial plastic surgery, he has presented clinical research and conducted live surgery in front of peer audiences at over 100 plastic surgery symposiums around the world, including at Harvard, Yale and Stanford Universities.

Now, he's ready to share his expertise with you.

High-end Park Avenue clients want to fight the signs of aging while highlighting their best features. They want lips that look like their own lips, eyes that look like their own eyes. They want facial features in line with their ethnicities. Park Avenue clients want to look powerful yet approachable, wise yet fresh, and above all, natural. With Dr. Andrew Jacono's advice, you can have the Park Avenue Face no matter who you are or where you live.

The Park Avenue Face also highlights a trend unique to the United States—a distinct difference between conceptions of beauty on the west coast versus the east coast. Where the West Coast Style is often about changing your personal signature, the East Coast Style prioritizes maintaining your personal signature. Through this up-close look at coastal trends, the reader will learn how to define and achieve a natural look—a face that reflects the person they have always been, and the person they strive to be, not someone they don't recognize in the mirror.

If you want a face with character and depth that looks ageless and don't want a stretched, artificial or generic look, Dr. Jacono will show you how to get there. If you are considering any kind of facial enhancement, from minor and non-invasive treatments such as simple injections or a laser treatment to more involved surgical procedures such as a full-on facelift, this is your resource. The Park Avenue Face will show you how to avoid the quacks, the fads, the financial waste, and the dangers. Dr. Jacono will help you determine how you want to look and how best to get there.

Featuring fascinating patient anecdotes, dozens of before-and-after photographs showing what the various procedures can accomplish and line drawings by veteran medical illustrator William Winn, this comprehensive guide will fully prepare you to step into a doctor's office and discuss your facial enhancement options. You'll know how each treatment works, how long you will take to recover, and how much change you can expect.

If there is something about your face you think is holding you back—decide if making a change is right for you. Let The Park Avenue Face guide you to becoming your best you.

The Organic Country Home Handbook [EPUB]

The Organic Country Home Handbook [EPUB]
The Organic Country Home Handbook: How to Make Your Own Healthy Soaps, Sprays, Wipes, and Other Cleaning Products by Natalie Wise
2019 | EPUB | 46.57MB

A Beautiful and Modern Handbook for Keeping Home the Natural Way

Home is a haven, a place of refuge. But did you know it might be making you sick? If your home is cluttered, overwhelming, and full of chemicals, it's time to detox. The Organic Country Home helps you declutter and clean with natural, homemade products that are healthy for you and your family.

You'll find information on why you should start going organic now and the best organic cleaning products and supplies, where to find them, and how to make them. Start with the basics and work your way into every corner of your home . . . from tile grout to shower mold, how to clean lampshades to how to clean water bottles. There are recipes for cleaning nearly every surface in your home from the carpet to stuffed animals.

If you have questions about keeping an organic home, The Organic Country Home has answers. You'll also learn storage and organization secrets to keep your home clutter-free, how to manage your time and budget, and why some old-fashioned remedies are still the modern organic ways to keep home. Not only will you find your home cleaner and fresher than ever, it will be inviting, welcoming, and an altogether modern organic home. Now is the time to get started.

Hollywood Black (Turner Classic Movies): The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers [EPUB]

Hollywood Black (Turner Classic Movies): The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers [EPUB]
Hollywood Black (Turner Classic Movies): The Stars, the Films, the Filmmakers by Donald Bogle
2019 | EPUB | 343.9MB

The films, the stars, the filmmakers-all get their due in Hollywood Black, a sweeping overview of blacks in film from the silent era through Black Panther, with striking photos and an engrossing history by award-winning author Donald Bogle.

The story opens in the silent film era, when white actors in blackface often played black characters, but also saw the rise of independent African American filmmakers, including the remarkable Oscar Micheaux. It follows the changes in the film industry with the arrival of sound motion pictures and the Great Depression, when black performers such as Stepin Fetchit and Bill "Bojangles" Robinson began finding a place in Hollywood. More often than not, they were saddled with rigidly stereotyped roles, but some gifted performers, most notably Hattie McDaniel in Gone With the Wind (1939), were able to turn in significant performances.

In the coming decades, more black talents would light up the screen. Dorothy Dandridge became the first African American to earn a Best Actress Oscar nomination for Carmen Jones (1954), and Sidney Poitier broke ground in films like The Defiant Ones and 1963's Lilies of the Field. Hollywood Black reveals the changes in images that came about with the evolving social and political atmosphere of the US, from the Civil Rights era to the Black Power movement. The story takes readers through Blaxploitation, with movies like Shaft and Super Fly, to the emergence of such stars as Cecily Tyson, Richard Pryor, Eddie Murphy, and Whoopi Goldberg, and of directors Spike Lee and John Singleton.

The history comes into the new millennium with filmmakers Barry Jenkins (Moonlight), Ava Du Vernay (Selma), and Ryan Coogler (Black Panther); megastars such as Denzel Washington, Will Smith, and Morgan Freeman; as well as Halle Berry, Angela Bassett, Viola Davis, and a glorious gallery of others.

Filled with evocative photographs and stories of stars and filmmakers on set and off, Hollywood Black tells an underappreciated history as it's never before been told.

The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them [EPUB]

The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them [EPUB]
The Amusement Park: 900 Years of Thrills and Spills, and the Dreamers and Schemers Who Built Them by Stephen M Silverman
2019 | EPUB | 427.07MB

Experience the electrifying, never-before-told true story of amusement parks, from the middle ages to present day, and meet the colorful (and sometimes criminal) characters who are responsible for their enchanting charms.

Step right up! The Amusement Park is a rich, anecdotal history that begins nine centuries ago with the "pleasure gardens" of Europe and England and ends with the most elaborate modern parks in the world.

It's a history told largely through the stories of the colorful, sometimes hedonistic characters who built them, including:

  • Showmen like Joseph and Nicholas Schenck and Marcus Loew
  • Railroad barons Andrew Mellon and Henry E. Huntington
  • The men who ultimately destroyed the parks, including Robert Moses and Fred Trump
  • Gifted artisans and craft-people who brought the parks to life
  • An amazing cast of supporting players, from Al Capone to Annie Oakley

And, of course, this is a full-throttle celebration of the rides, those marvels of engineering and heart-stopping thrills from an author, Stephen Silverman, whose life-long passion for his subject shines through. The parks and fairs featured include the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, Coney Island, Steeplechase Park, Dreamland, Euclid Beach Park, Cedar Point, Palisades Park, Ferrari World, Dollywood, Sea World, Six Flags Great Adventure, Universal Studios, Disney World and Disneyland, and many more.

Politics Weird-o-Pedia [EPUB]

Politics Weird-o-Pedia [EPUB]
Politics Weird-o-Pedia: The Ultimate Book of Surprising, Strange, and Incredibly Bizarre Facts about Politics by Tim Rowland
2019 | EPUB | 0.88MB

Government and politics might seem twisted today, but they’ve always been strange.

There’s something about public office that, throughout time, has transcended normalcy. Politics Weird-o-Pedia presents some of the oddest and most interesting political absurdities and tidbits from around the world, from Peter the Great’s tax on beards to a lawmaker’s mistress whom he kept on the congressional payroll despite her admission that “I can't type, I can't file, I can't even answer the phone.”

Eminences include:

  • Some of America’s Founding Fathers wanted to jail newspaper reporters.
  • A Mongolian conqueror liked to build cement walls out of the bodies of his vanquished opponents (while they were still alive).
  • An all-female resistance to nuclear missiles in Britain resulted in a protest that lasted for nineteen years—long after the missiles were gone.

Politics Weird-o-Pedia doesn’t stand still for a minute. It is intriguing, funny, and occasionally startling. It is more than a collection of trivia, adding bits of context and historical vignettes that make it clear that no matter how dysfunctional politics and government might seem today—we’ve been through it all many times before.

Find Your Way Discussion Guide: A Three-Session Guide to Unleashing Your Greatest Potential [EPUB]

Find Your Way Discussion Guide: A Three-Session Guide to Unleashing Your Greatest Potential [EPUB]
Find Your Way Discussion Guide: A Three-Session Guide to Unleashing Your Greatest Potential by Carly Fiorina, Ashley Wiersma
2019 | EPUB | 5.18MB

No matter where you are in life, you are not yet all you can be . . .

At some point, virtually everyone finds themselves struggling to find their way in life. Perhaps you're just starting out and haven't yet found your personal or professional path. Maybe you've been plugging away for years, trying to live someone else's dream. Maybe you're outwardly successful but plagued by a nagging, soul-level sense of dissatisfaction.

Carly Fiorina, who started as a secretary and later became the first female CEO of a Fortune 50 company, can help. Drawing on her own remarkable journey, Carly will show you how to

  • choose a path over a plan,
  • use problems to propel yourself and your organization forward,
  • overcome fear and procrastination,
  • make smart decisions, and
  • reclaim your power and use it for good.

Carly Fiorina believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that your potential can be unleashed. In the Find Your Way Discussion Guide, she will show you the path to getting there.

Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life [EPUB]

Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life [EPUB]
Alchemy: The Dark Art and Curious Science of Creating Magic in Brands, Business, and Life by Rory Sutherland
2019 | EPUB | 6.26MB

HOW DOES MAGIC HAPPEN? The Ogilvy advertising legend—"one of the leading minds in the world of branding" (NPR)—explores the art and science of conjuring irresistible products and ideas.

"A breakthrough book. Wonderfully applicable to about everything in life." —Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan

"Veins of wisdom emerge regularly and brilliantly from these pages. Don't miss this book." —Robert B. Cialdini, author of Influence

Why is Red Bull so popular, though everyone—everyone!—hates the taste? Humans are, in a word, irrational, basing decisions as much on subtle external signals (that little blue can) as on objective qualities (flavor, price, quality). The surrounding world, meanwhile, is irreducibly complex and random. This means future success can't be projected on any accounting spreadsheet. To strike gold, you must master the dark art and curious science of conjuring irresistible ideas: alchemy.

Based on thirty years of field work inside the largest experiment in human behavior ever conceived—the forever-unfolding pageant of consumer capitalism—Alchemy, the revolutionary book by Ogilvy advertising legend Rory Sutherland, whose TED talks have been viewed nearly seven million times, decodes human behavior, blending leading-edge scientific research, absurdly entertaining storytelling, deep psychological insight, and practical case studies from his storied career working on campaigns for AmEx, Microsoft, and others.

Heralded as "one of the leading minds in the world of branding" by NPR, Sutherland is a unique thought leader, as comfortable exchanging ideas with Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman and Richard Thaler (both interviewed in these pages) as he is crafting the next product launch. His unconventional and relentlessly curious approach has led him to discover that the most compelling secrets to human decision-making can be found in surprising places:

  • What can honey bees teach us about creating a sustainable business?
  • How could budget airlines show us how to market a healthcare system?
  • Why is it better to be vaguely right than precisely wrong?
  • What might soccer penalty kicks teach us about the dangers of risk-aversion?

Better "branding," Sutherland reveals, can also be employed not just to sell products, but to promote a variety of social aims, like getting people to pay taxes, improving public health outcomes, or encouraging more women to pursue careers in tech.

Equally startling and profound, Sutherland's journey through the strange world of decision making is filled with astonishing lessons for all aspects of life and business.

Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World [Audiobook]

Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World [Audiobook]
Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World [Audiobook] by Oliver Bullough, read by the Author
2019 | MP3@64 kbps + EPUB | 9h 48m | 269.23/2.14MB

"If you want to know why international crooks and their eminently respectable financial advisors walk tall and only the little people pay taxes, this is the ideal book for you. Every politician and moneyman on the planet should read it, but they won't because it's actually about them." (John le Carré, author of A Legacy of Spies)

An investigative journalist's deep dive into the corrupt workings of the world's kleptocrats.

From ruined towns on the edge of Siberia to Bond-villain lairs in London and Manhattan, something has gone wrong. Kleptocracies, governments run by corrupt leaders who prosper at the expense of their people, are on the rise.

Once upon a time, if an official stole money, there wasn't much he could do with it. He could buy himself a new car or build himself a nice house or give it to his friends and family, but that was about it. If he kept stealing, the money would just pile up in his house until he had no rooms left to put it in, or it was eaten by mice.

And then some bankers had a bright idea.

Join the investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into Moneyland - the secret country of the lawless, stateless super-rich.

Learn how the institutions of Europe and the US have become money-laundering operations, attacking the foundations of many of the world's most stable countries. Meet the kleptocrats. Meet their awful children. And find out how heroic activists around the world are fighting back.

This is the story of wealth and power in the 21st century. It isn't too late to change it.

Best Roses, Herbs, and Edible Flowers [EPUB]

Best Roses, Herbs, and Edible Flowers [EPUB]
Best Roses, Herbs, and Edible Flowers (Home Grown Gardening) by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2019 | EPUB | 411.05MB

A quick-reference guide to roses, herbs, and edible flowers for gardeners with little experience and time.

Roses represent love and beauty. Their colors and fragrance create the standard by which many other flowers are measured. Cultivated around the world for perfume, roses have a sweet and unforgettable scent. However, many would-be rose gardeners believe that roses require constant care and lavish doses of sprays and chemicals. Roses do require attention, but their glorious flowers make all your efforts worthwhile, and the roses in this book were chosen because they are tried-and-true, proven performers.

Of the many types of plants that grow in our gardens, herbs and edible flowers hold a very special place. People use herbs and edible flowers to heal their bodies, calm their minds, add fragrance to their homes, and flavor and preserve their foods—herbs improve the quality of our lives.

This colorful, photo-filled book takes the guesswork out of gardening with the easiest-to-grow and best-performing roses, herbs, and edible flowers. No trial and error—get it right the first time!

Best Perennials for Sun and Shade [EPUB]

Best Perennials for Sun and Shade [EPUB]
Best Perennials for Sun and Shade (Home Grown Gardening) by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2019 | EPUB | 484.07MB

A quick-reference guide to perennials for gardeners with little experience and time.

The Atlas of Happiness: The Global Secrets of How to Be Happy [EPUB]

The Atlas of Happiness: The Global Secrets of How to Be Happy [EPUB]
The Atlas of Happiness: The Global Secrets of How to Be Happy by Helen Russell
2019 | EPUB | 27.07MB

A fun, illustrated guide that takes us around the world, discovering the secrets to happiness. Author Helen Russell (The Year of Living Danishly) uncovers the fascinating ways that different nations search for happiness in their lives, and what they can teach us about our own quest for meaning.

This charming and diverse assortment of advice, history, and philosophies includes:

  • Sobrenesa from Spain
  • Turangawaewae from New Zealand
  • Azart from Russia
  • Samar from Syria
  • joie de vivre from Canada
  • and many more.

The Essential Oils Diet [EPUB]

The Essential Oils Diet [EPUB]
The Essential Oils Diet: Lose Weight and Transform Your Health with the Power of Essential Oils and Bioactive Foods by Eric Zielinski, DC, Sabrina Ann Zielinski
2019 | EPUB | 3.7MB

The first diet program that harnesses essential oils and bioactive foods for weight loss and disease prevention, from the nation's trusted authority in essential oils and natural remedies.

The runaway success of The Healing Power of Essential Oils showed that there is a growing interest in using essential oils to heal the body. Now, in The Essential Oils Diet, Dr. Eric Zielinski teams up with Sabrina Ann Zielinski ("Mama Z") to teach readers how bioactive plant compounds—those found in essential oils and in foods like matcha green tea, chia seeds, almonds, and avocados—can aid in weight loss, boost energy levels, and trigger the body's natural immune defenses to fight chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes and autoimmunity.

The Essential Oils Diet features a sensible, evidence-based, two-phase program—first, the 30-day essential fast track, which helps you banish excess pounds quickly, followed by the essential lifestyle, a gentle, practical maintenance program you can follow for life. Featuring delicious, easy recipes, meal plans, and strategies to keep you on track, you'll learn how to harness essential oils and bioactive foods to help your body reach the homeostasis necessary to help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight and abundant health.

Peace, Love and Fibre: Over 100 Fibre-Rich Recipes for the Whole Family [EPUB]

Peace, Love and Fibre: Over 100 Fibre-Rich Recipes for the Whole Family [EPUB]
Peace, Love and Fibre: Over 100 Fibre-Rich Recipes for the Whole Family by Mairlyn Smith
2019 | EPUB | 325.47MB

The world's funniest professional home economist and self-appointed Queen of Fibre is back with a beautiful cookbook and a guide to healthy living!

Mairlyn Smith, media personality, professional home economist, and author of six bestselling cookbooks, has made it her mission to bring healthy living and flavourful, fibre-rich eating to the masses. But, living healthfully isn't only about the food—it's about your whole approach to life, from how much you exercise to how you cope with stress and the types of people you surround yourself with. And it's because of Mairlyn's belief in the overall power of mind, body, and spirit that her personal motto is "peace, love, and fibre." She invites peace into her life through quiet moments in nature and a practice of gratitude; love comes from family, friends, and a fulfi lling career. As for fibre? Well, Mairlyn and fibre go way back. In fact, Mairlyn believes that in order to be on top of your game, you absolutely must have a fibre-rich diet.

In her newest cookbook, Mairlyn breaks down exactly what fibre is, and why it is such an important part of a healthy life. In Fibre 101 or How to Get an A+ on Your Colonoscopy, Mairlyn covers all the basics, using her trademark sense of humour and enthusiasm. You'll learn how fibre positively affects your blood sugar levels and gut health, and how it reduces the risk of certain types of cancer. Then, Mairlyn will teach you exactly how to create a more balanced, fibre-rich diet, without going overboard. Moving into the recipes, you'll find a mouthwatering assortment of choices for every meal and occasion, with dishes such as Pumpkin Spice Griddle Cakes, Cheddar Cheese Mini Dinner Biscuits, Lentil & Wheat Berry Salad with Strawberries & Mint, Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork, Chicken & Chickpea Curry, and even desserts like Chocolate Fudge Cake!

Each recipe has full nutritional breakdowns and helpful icons to highlight the vegetarian, vegan, lactose-free, and gluten-free dishes. Sprinkled throughout are Mairlyn's musings on life, love, and everything in between.

Both a beautiful cookbook and a guide to healthy living, Peace, Love & Fibre will have you feeling your best—inside and out—in no time at all.

The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont [EPUB]

The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont [EPUB]
The Castle on Sunset: Life, Death, Love, Art, and Scandal at Hollywood's Chateau Marmont by Shawn Levy
2019 | EPUB | 32.34MB

For ninety years, Hollywood's brightest stars have favored the Chateau Marmont as a home away from home. An apartment house-turned-hotel, it has been the backdrop for generations of gossip and folklore: 1930s bombshell Jean Harlow took lovers during her third honeymoon there; director Nicholas Ray slept with his sixteen-year-old Rebel Without a Cause star Natalie Wood; Anthony Perkins and Tab Hunter met poolside and began a secret affair; Jim Morrison swung from the balconies, once falling nearly to his death; John Belushi suffered a fatal overdose in a private bungalow; Lindsay Lohan got the boot after racking up nearly $50,000 in charges in less than two months.

Perched above the Sunset Strip like a fairytale castle, the Chateau seems to come from another world entirely. Its singular appearance houses an equally singular history. While a city, an industry, and a culture have changed around it, Chateau Marmont has welcomed the most iconic and iconoclastic personalities in film, music, and media. It appeals to the rich and famous not just for its European ambiance but for its seclusion: Much of what's happened inside the Chateau's walls has eluded the public eye.

Until now. With wit and insight, Shawn Levy recounts the wild revelries and scandalous liaisons, the creative breakthroughs and marital breakdowns, the births and deaths that the Chateau has been a party to. Vivid, salacious, and richly informed, Levy's book is a glittering tribute to Hollywood as seen from inside the walls of its most hallowed hotel.

Nothing's Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon [EPUB]

Nothing's Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon [EPUB]
Nothing's Bad Luck: The Lives of Warren Zevon by C M Kushins
2019 | EPUB | 25.44MB

Biography of legendary singer-songwriter Warren Zevon, spanning his nomadic youth and early recording career to his substance abuse, final album, and posthumous Grammy Awards

As is the case with so many musicians, the life of Warren Zevon was blessed with talent and opportunity yet also beset by tragedy and setbacks. Raised mostly by his mother with an occasional cameo from his gangster father, Warren had an affinity and talent for music at an early age. Taking to the piano and guitar almost instantly, he began imitating and soon creating songs at every opportunity. After an impromptu performance in the right place at the right time, a record deal landed on the lap of a teenager who was eager to set out on his own and make a name for himself. But of course, where fame is concerned, things are never quite so simple.

Drawing on original interviews with those closest to Zevon, including Crystal Zevon, Jackson Browne, Mitch Albom, Danny Goldberg, Barney Hoskyns, and Merle Ginsberg, Nothing's Bad Luck tells the story of one of rock's greatest talents. Journalist C.M. Kushins not only examines Zevon's troubled personal life and sophisticated, ever-changing musical style, but emphasizes the moments in which the two are inseparable, and ultimately paints Zevon as a hot-headed, literary, compelling, musical genius worthy of the same tier as that of Bob Dylan and Neil Young.

In Nothing's Bad Luck, Kushins at last gives Warren Zevon the serious, in-depth biographical treatment he deserves, making the life of this complex subject accessible to fans old and new for the very first time.

Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst, 2nd Edition [EPUB]

Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst, 2nd Edition [EPUB]
Boombustology: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst, 2nd Edition by Vikram Mansharamani
2019 | EPUB | 3.52MB

The new, fully-updated edition of the respected guide to understanding financial extremes, evaluating investment opportunities, and identifying future bubbles

Now in its second edition, Boombustology is an authoritative, up-to-date guide on the history of booms, busts, and financial cycles. Engaging and accessible, this popular book helps investors, policymakers, and analysts navigate the radical uncertainty that plagues today’s uncertain investing and economic environment. Author Vikram Mansharamani, an experienced global equity investor and prominent Harvard University lecturer, presents his multi-disciplinary framework for identifying financial bubbles before they burst. Moving beyond the typical view of booms and busts as primarily economic occurrences, this innovative book offers a multidisciplinary approach that utilizes microeconomic, macroeconomic, psychological, political, and biological lenses to spot unsustainable dynamics. It gives the reader insights into the dynamics that cause soaring financial markets to crash. Cases studies range from the 17th Century Dutch tulip mania to the more recent US housing collapse.

The numerous cross-currents driving today’s markets—trade wars, inverted yield curves, currency wars, economic slowdowns, dangerous debt dynamics, populism, nationalism, as well as the general uncertainties in the global economy—demand that investors, policymakers, and analysts be on the lookout for a forthcoming recession, market correction, or worse.

An essential resource for anyone interested in financial markets, the second edition of Boombustology:

  • Adopts multiple lenses to understand the dynamics of booms, busts, bubbles, manias, crashes
  • Utilizes the common characteristics of past bubbles to assist in identifying future financial extremes
  • Presents a set of practical indicators that point to a financial bubble, enabling readers to gauge the likelihood of an unsustainable boom
  • Offers two new chapters that analyze the long-term prospects for Indian markets and the distortions being caused by the passive investing boom
  • Includes a new foreword by James Grant, legendary editor of Grant's Interest Rate Observer

A comprehensive exploration of how bubbles form and why they burst, Boombustology, 2nd Edition is packed with a wealth of new and updated information for individual and institutional investors, academics, students, policymakers, risk-managers, and corporate managers alike.

What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds [EPUB]

What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds [EPUB]
What It Takes: How I Built a $100 Million Business Against the Odds by Raegan Moya-Jones
2019 | EPUB | 1.37MB

Founder of global baby brand aden + anais Raegan Moya-Jones doesn't hold back on what it really takes to build a $100 million business from her kitchen table.

Raegan Moya-Jones never thought of herself as an entrepreneur. She was full-time corporate cog in her thirties, with a family to help support. Sick of her micromanaging boss, she quietly started a company in the wee hours of the morning while her daughters were asleep—and once that side business, aden + anais, hit the $1 million mark in revenue, she quit to work on it full-time, which now generates over $100 million a year in revenue.

In this riveting, vulnerable story, What It Takes is Moya-Jones' tell-all and brutally honest advice to entrepreneurs—especially women—about how to succeed despite all odds. It doesn't take an MBA to be your own boss. If Moya-Jones, an outspoken Aussie and college drop-out, could build a business from the ground up, anyone can.

Moya-Jones digs into topics most entrepreneurs shy away from, even the prickliest of things like mother guilt, butting heads with investors (or co-founders), and what to really do when you're running out of money. There's no magic formula to build a business, which also mean you don't have to look or act a certain way to be successful. This empowering story from one of today's most fascinating founders will show the hopeful entrepreneur or career changer that she doesn't have to know it all. This story is about staying true to who you are, trusting your gut, and harnessing your unique talent. Do you have what it takes to jump in?

Compassionate Cuisine [EPUB]

Compassionate Cuisine [EPUB]
Compassionate Cuisine: 125 Plant-Based Recipes from Our Vegan Kitchen by Linda Soper-Kolton, Sara Boan, Kathy Stevens, Catskill Animal Sanctuary
2019 | EPUB | 19.45MB

Vegan recipes and heartwarming stories for animal lovers, from the Catskill Animal Sanctuary.

Add love and stir! Written with love and authenticity, Compassionate Cuisine tells the story of one of the country's oldest and most respected animal sanctuaries through its food. With humor and heart, Chef Linda Soper-Kolton and Chef Sara Boan, Catskill Animal Sanctuary's vegan chefs, bring the Sanctuary's culinary program, Compassionate Cuisine, to life through an array of recipes intended to inspire and delight. Their recipes have been savored and devoured by thousands of visitors to the Sanctuary, and they want to share them with the world. Interwoven with the recipes are the animals. Sanctuary founder and director Kathy Stevens writes for the voiceless many for whom the Sanctuary works so fervently to share the good news about how wonderful–and important–it is to consider compassion first when we eat.

Find diverse recipes such as:

  • Blueberry Praline French Toast Casserole
  • Homestead Granola and Vanilla Nut Milk
  • Avocado Tartines with Peach Salsa
  • Buffalo Cauliflower with Blue Cheese Dressing
  • Chipotle Sweet Potato Stew with Lime Cashew Crema
  • Thai Burgers with Spicy Peanut Sauce
  • Moroccan Vegetable and Chickpea Tagine
  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Truffles
  • And many more!

Catskill Animal Sanctuary wants the world to go vegan. It's who they are. It's what they do. It's why hundreds of rescued farm animals call their place home. And it's why they open their gates to thousands of visitors each year. Now, home cooks everywhere can enjoy the same delicious and compassionate cuisine served at the Sanctuary, and read about the people and animals that make the Catskill Animal Sanctuary such a special place.

Me, Myself & Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Brainstorming Solo [EPUB]

Me, Myself & Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Brainstorming Solo [EPUB]
Me, Myself & Ideas: The Ultimate Guide to Brainstorming Solo by Carrie Anton, Jessica Nordskog
2019 | EPUB | 47.66MB

From brainstorming mavens Carrie Anton and Jessica Nordskog comes this inspirational guide to generating fresh ideas—all without setting foot in a conference room.

An essential resource for any self-employed, freelance, or work-from-home professional, Me, Myself & Ideas offers tips, tools, and a host of exercises aimed at crushing mental blocks and forging ahead with creative solutions. Whether you're stuck on a logistical problem or experiencing a creative dry spell, the activities in this book are sure to get you thinking (and creating) in new and powerful ways.

Heroes of the Space Age: Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars [EPUB]

Heroes of the Space Age: Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars [EPUB]
Heroes of the Space Age: Incredible Stories of the Famous and Forgotten Men and Women Who Took Humanity to the Stars by Rod Pyle
2019 | EPUB | 20.82MB

A NASA insider tells the exciting story of the people, some well-known but many unrecognized, who were responsible for so many daring space missions.

Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle profiles the remarkable pilots, scientists, and engineers whose work was instrumental in space missions to every corner of our solar system and beyond. Besides heralded names like Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Gene Kranz, the author highlights some of the "hidden figures" who played crucial roles in the success of NASA, Soviet, and international space exploration.

For example, Valentina Tereshkova was the first woman to travel into space, aboard Soviet spacecraft Vostok 6. American Margaret Hamilton was an accomplished mathematician and one of the first female software engineers to design programs for spaceflight, software that proved critical to the success of the moon landing. And Pete Conrad, "salty sailor of the skies," flew twice in the Gemini programs, landed on the moon in Apollo 12, and was the commander of the first crew to visit America's new Skylab space station—its first ever—in 1973.

Complemented by many rarely-seen photos and illustrations, these stories of the highly talented and dedicated people, many of whom worked tirelessly behind the scenes, will fascinate and inspire.

Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness [PDF]

Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness [PDF]
Tame Your Anxiety: Rewiring Your Brain for Happiness by Loretta Graziano Breuning
2019 | PDF | 3.91MB

Anxiety is natural. Calm is learned.

If you didn't learn yesterday, you can learn today.

It's not easy, of course. Once your natural alarm system is triggered, it's hard to find the off switch. Indeed, you don't have an off switch until you build one. Tame Your Anxiety shows you how.

Readers learn about the brain chemicals that make us feel threatened and the chemicals that make us feel safe. You'll see how your brain turns on these chemicals with neural pathways built from past experience, and, most important, you discover your power to build new pathways, to enjoy more happy chemicals, and reduce threat chemicals.

This book does not tell you to imagine yourself on a tropical beach. That's the last thing you want when you feel like a lion is chasing you. Instead, you will learn to ask your inner mammal what it wants and how you can get it. Each time you step toward meeting a survival need, you build the neural pathways that expect your needs to be met. You don't have to wait for a perfect world to feel good. You can feel good right now.

The exercises in this book help you build a self-soothing circuit in steps so small that anyone can do it. Once you learn how it's done, and how it can help ease your anxiety, you will learn how to handle situations in which you feel threatened or anxious. Understanding the underlying mechanisms will help you stop them before they get ahead of you.

The Little Book of Rock Painting [EPUB]

The Little Book of Rock Painting [EPUB]
The Little Book of Rock Painting: More than 50 tips and techniques for learning to paint colorful designs and patterns on rocks and stones (The Little Book of …) by F Sehnaz Bac, Marisa Redondo
2019 | EPUB | 35.68MB

Filled with creative exercises, art prompts, templates, and step-by-step projects, The Little Book of Rock Painting encourages interactivity for immediate results, while teaching beginners the fundamentals of the medium in an engaging and fun way.

In the new The Little Book of ... series from Walter Foster Publishing, artists and art hobbyists alike will delight in learning a variety of fun and interesting art topics in a portable format boasting a fresh, contemporary design.

In The Little Book of Rock Painting, aspiring artists will discover how to gather and prepare their rocks to create masterpieces that are truly one with nature. Written and illustrated by three talented rock-painting artists, the book features a range of contemporary designs to experiment with, from patterns and animals to mandalas and dots. The instructions are easy to follow and invite creativity and originality.

Grab your colors, head outside, and start painting beautiful works of art on stones!

Piatti: Plates and platters for sharing, inspired by Italy [PDF]

Piatti: Plates and platters for sharing, inspired by Italy [PDF]
Piatti: Plates and platters for sharing, inspired by Italy by Stacy Adimando
2019 | PDF | 49.79MB

Executive editor of Saveur Stacy Adimando combines her Italian heritage and tradition of serving abundant spreads to create 75 recipes for generous plates and platters meant for grazing. Organized by season and ranging in size from starting bites, such as Grilled Bacon-Wrapped Leeks with Honey Glaze and Shaved Fennel Salad with Sweet Peas and Avocado, to main courses, such as Crispy Pork Ribs with Herb Sauce and Seared Shrimp with Braised Savoy Cabbage, these are generous dishes to serve to family and friends for gatherings large and small.

Filled with advice on how to plate and pair dishes for a range of occasions, this visually stunning book, with distinctive binding featuring a partially exposed spine, imparts what many cooks of Italy seem born knowing: the secrets to pulling off an impressive feast, without formality or fussiness, but with love, ease, and elegance.

A Short History of Medicine [PDF]

A Short History of Medicine [PDF]
A Short History of Medicine by Steve Parker
2019 | PDF | 259.13MB

Immerse yourself in the history of medicine, a colorful story of skill, serendipity, mistakes, moments of genius, and dogged determination.

From ancient ideas about anatomy to today's sophisticated gene therapies and robotic surgery, A Short History of Medicine combines riveting storytelling and beautiful images, historical accounts and lucid explanations, to illuminate the story of medicine through the ages.

Packed with photographs, diagrams, and visual analyses this book illustrates the science, equipment, trial and error, and great medical practitioners central to this extraordinary story. Witness early, bloody, anesthetic-free operations; see the first crude surgical instruments; trace the mapping of the circulatory system; follow the painstaking detective work that led to the decoding of the human genome; and understand the role that potions, cures, therapies, herbal medicines, and drugs have played in the human quest to tame and conquer disease, injury, and death.

A Short History of Medicine is an engrossing tale of drama and discovery that celebrates the milestones of medical history across the generations and cultures.