Secrets of a Stewardess: Flying the World in the 1980s [EPUB]

Secrets of a Stewardess: Flying the World in the 1980s [EPUB]
Secrets of a Stewardess: Flying the World in the 1980s by Gretchen Ryan
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780750989992 | 5.7MB

People always seemed amused whenever Gretchen Ryan recounted anecdotes of her transformative experiences as an air hostess in days gone by. Many even suggested she write a book about it. So she did. These were the debauched days of flying in the 80s, when flying was sexy, hanky-panky abounded, smoking permitted, passengers wore suits, the cockpit never locked and cutlery made of steel. This was a time of excess, cleverly disguised as fun.

This humorous, tongue-in-cheek memoir recalls both amusing incidents and tragedies on board as well as at various destinations around the world, including London, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Ilha do Sal and New York. Against the backdrop of this ‘anything-goes’ world of flying, for 10 years life was a kaleidoscope of fun and excitement.

The Philosophy of Epicurus (Dover Thrift Editions) [EPUB]

The Philosophy of Epicurus (Dover Thrift Editions) [EPUB]
The Philosophy of Epicurus (Dover Thrift Editions) by Epicurus, edited by George K Strodach
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780486833033 | 1.11MB

Despite its modern-day connotations of hedonism, "Epicureanism" has more to do with living a mindful, uncomplicated life. Epicurus — who was born at Samos, Greece, in 341 BC and died at Athens in 270 BC — founded a school of philosophy that focused on maximizing simple pleasures and minimizing pain, such as the irrational fear of death. "Death is nothing to us," declared Epicurus, "since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not."

The philosopher did not believe that humans would be punished for their sins after death, and he stressed the lifelong search for lasting pleasures: tranquility, friendship, and philosophical inquiry. Although Epicurus was a prolific author, very few of his writings have survived. This volume, edited and translated by George K. Strodach, features three important letters and a collection of observations preserved by the biographer of ancient philosophers, Diogenes Laertius. Students of philosophy and ancient history will appreciate this compilation of Epicurus's enduring wisdom.

The Unsettling of Europe: The Great Migration, 1945 to the Present [EPUB]

The Unsettling of Europe: The Great Migration, 1945 to the Present [EPUB]
The Unsettling of Europe: The Great Migration, 1945 to the Present by Peter Gatrell
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780241290453 | 9.86MB

Migrants have stood at the heart of modern Europe's experience, whether trying to escape danger, to find a better life or as a result of deliberate policy, whether moving from the countryside to the city, or between countries, or from outside the continent altogether. Peter Gatrell's powerful new book is the first to bring these stories together into one place. He creates a compelling narrative bracketed by two nightmarish periods: the great convulsions following the fall of the Third Reich and the mass attempts in the 2010s by migrants to cross the Mediterranean into Europe.

The Unsettling of Europe is a new history of the continent, charting the ever-changing arguments about the desirability or otherwise of migrants and their central role in Europe's post-1945 prosperity. Gatrell is as fascinating on the giant movements of millions (such as the epic waves of German migration) to that of much smaller groups, such as the Karelians, Armenians, Moluccans or Ugandan Asians. Above all he has written a book that makes the reader deeply aware of the many extraordinary journeys taken by countless individuals in pursuit of work, safety and dignity, all the time.

This is a landmark book on a subject that, decade by decade, will always haunt Europe.

Why Trust Science? [EPUB]

Why Trust Science? [EPUB]
Why Trust Science (The University Center for Human Values Series) by Naomi Oreskes
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780691179001 | 1.72MB

Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthy

Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should we trust science when our own politicians don't? In this landmark book, Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength―and the greatest reason we can trust it.

Tracing the history and philosophy of science from the late nineteenth century to today, Oreskes explains that, contrary to popular belief, there is no single scientific method. Rather, the trustworthiness of scientific claims derives from the social process by which they are rigorously vetted. This process is not perfect―nothing ever is when humans are involved―but she draws vital lessons from cases where scientists got it wrong. Oreskes shows how consensus is a crucial indicator of when a scientific matter has been settled, and when the knowledge produced is likely to be trustworthy.

Based on the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Princeton University, this timely and provocative book features critical responses by climate experts Ottmar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch, political scientist Jon Krosnick, philosopher of science Marc Lange, and science historian Susan Lindee, as well as a foreword by political theorist Stephen Macedo.

The Japanese Table: Small Plates for Simple Meals [EPUB]

The Japanese Table: Small Plates for Simple Meals [EPUB]
The Japanese Table: Small Plates for Simple Meals by Sofia Hellsten
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781784882150 | 31.48MB

In The Japanese Table Sofia Hellsten celebrates her love of Japan with the simple recipes that are the backbone of Japanese home cooking.

Based on the ichijuu-sansai tradition – which literally means 'one soup, three dishes' – uncomplicated, delicious small plates are served with steamed rice, and can be enjoyed any time of day. Each ingredient is treated like royalty, and recipes include Onigiri, Clear shiitake soup, Soy-pickled eggs and Sweet miso cod.

With suggestions on how to build the perfect meal, as well as easy-to-find ingredients and quick methods, The Japanese Table will inspire you to make Japanese food your everyday staple.

Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your Career [EPUB]

Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your Career [EPUB]
Advance: The Ultimate How-To Guide For Your Career by Gary Burnison
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119641773 | 8.9MB

The how-to guide for your career

In his previous book, Lose the Resume, Land the Job, author Gary Burnison exposed the myths and the ineffective thinking around how to land the job you really want. Now, in Advance, he takes readers through the next stage―advancing in their careers.

Advance is extremely timely and topical in today's do-it-yourself career development world. Average job tenure has fallen to about four years on average and often only one or two years for younger professionals. These "career nomads" simply aren't around long enough to access career development from their employers. On the other end of the workplace spectrum, many employees find themselves stuck in one job without a promotion, without any raise to speak of, and with no opportunities to learn and grow.

In Advance, Burnison lays out a mosaic of "how-to" advice that applies every day and at every level―the skills and behaviors that help people navigate their careers and stand out among the crowd. He takes on a "Top 20" of career must-haves: managing for the first time, engaging in the "money conversation" with your boss, dealing with difficult bosses (without quitting), coping with coworkers (without losing your mind), making presentations (that don't put people to sleep), mastering digital communication (and avoiding emails that will get you fired), thinking globally (without leaving your office), taking an overseas assignment, meeting senior leaders for the first time (without putting your foot in your mouth), navigating political waters (without sinking your career), reading and fitting in with the culture, and more.

  • Wisdom on taking your career to the next level
  • Career development tips
  • Guidance on being seen and heard
  • Written by the CEO of one of the world’s largest management consulting firms

Whether you’re just starting your career, high up on the ladder, or “stuck” anywhere in between, Advance gives you the know-how to get on a path to where you want to go.

Top Stocks 2020, 26th Edition [EPUB]

Top Stocks 2020, 26th Edition [EPUB]
Top Stocks 2020, 26th Edition by Martin Roth
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780730372073 | 2.31MB

The definitive guide for putting your money to work

Top Stocks 2020 is your trusted guide for smart investing in the Australian sharemarket. For over 25 years, market expert Martin Roth has shared advice on how to maximise your profits and grow your portfolio. An invaluable resource for all skill levels ― from novice investor to professional trader ― this book provides clear and accurate information to help you pick the best stocks and gain the greatest value for your money.

Now in its 26th edition, this bestselling guide includes over 100 charts and tables to allow quick reference to company data. Up-to-date information on company financials, business results and performance projections provides the tools you need to make informed and profitable stock decisions. Ignoring the hype, punditry and media noise surrounding the stock market, Martin Roth’s rigorous analysis of financial data delivers an accurate, real-world picture of each company’s outlook.

  • Get expert opinions on Australia’s leading public companies
  • Compare sales and profit data with in-depth analysis and expert interpretation
  • See the latest financial rankings of top Australian companies
  • Examine the debt levels, dividends, and overall outlook of companies to gain complete pictures of their real value

When it’s time to invest your hard-earned money, you need accurate and trusted guidance. Martin Roth’s proven methods have weathered market cycles, outlived fads and stood the test of time. In this latest edition, Top Stocks continues to provide you with everything you need to make wise decisions and put your money where it belongs.

Ballet For Dummies [PDF]

Ballet For Dummies [PDF]
Ballet For Dummies
2019 | PDF | ISBN: 9781119643104 | 47.87MB

Whether you want to participate in ballet or just watch it, the ballet experience can excite and inspire you. Ballet is among the most beautiful forms of expression ever devised: an exquisite mix of sight and sound, stunning, aesthetics, and awesome technique.

Ballet For Dummies is for anyone who wants to enjoy all that the dance forms offers – as an onlooker who wants to get a leg up on the forms you're likely to see or as an exercise enthusiast who understands that the practice of ballet can help you gain:

  • More strength
  • Greater flexibility
  • Better body alignment
  • Confidence in movement
  • Comfort through stress reduction
  • Infinite grace – for life

From covering the basics of classical ballet to sharing safe and sensible ways to try your hand (and toes) at moving through the actual dance steps, this expert reference shows you how to:

  • Build your appreciation for ballet from the ground up.
  • Choose the best practice space and equipment.
  • Warm up to your leap into the movements.
  • Locate musical options for each exercise.
  • Look for certain lifts in a stage performance.
  • Tell a story with gestures.
  • Picture a day in the life of a professional ballet dancer.
  • Identify best-loved classic and contemporary ballets.
  • Speak the language of ballet.

Today you can find a ballet company in almost every major city on earth. Many companies have their own ballet schools – some for training future professionals, and others for interested amateurs. As you fine-tune your classical ballet technique – or even if you just like to read about it – you'll become better equipped to fully appreciate the great choreography and many styles of the dance. Ballet For Dummies raises the curtain on a world of beauty, grace, poise, and possibility!

The Clutter Remedy: A Guide to Getting Organized for Those Who Love Their Stuff [PDF]

The Clutter Remedy: A Guide to Getting Organized for Those Who Love Their Stuff [PDF]
The Clutter Remedy: A Guide to Getting Organized for Those Who Love Their Stuff
2019 | PDF | ISBN: 9781608686292 | 20.8MB

The Way to a Perpetually Organized Lifestyle

There are many valid approaches to creating neat and tidy spaces, but these approaches tend to fail over time because they suggest that we dispose of our stuff, and most of us love our stuff! Marla Stone’s fresh and friendly approach, based on her work as both a professional organizer and a former psychotherapist, goes beyond tidying up to offer the Clutter Remedy strategy that will create spaces you love and keep you perpetually organized. Marla walks you through a process of getting to know yourself and your values and then visualizing your ideal lifestyle and optimal surroundings. From that perspective, you’ll learn step by step (and room by room) how to create your ideal lifestyle and organize your space to support it.

Activate Your Vagus Nerve: Unleash Your Body's Natural Ability to Heal [EPUB]

Activate Your Vagus Nerve: Unleash Your Body's Natural Ability to Heal [EPUB]
Activate Your Vagus Nerve: Unleash Your Body's Natural Ability to Heal by Dr Navaz Habib
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781612438740 | 1.61MB

Learn how exercising your vagus nerve, which regulates automatic functions in the body, can help you take control of your health

Anatomists were stumped. How could the vagus nerve, a single nerve beginning in the brainstem, be so long and connect to so many different organs? What effects could this nerve possibly employ? With such a vast array of potential functions, what would happen if this nerve was injured or cut?

This helpful guide provides all the tools you need to understand and heal your vagus nerve, the rest, digest and recovery system. You’ll learn simple yet powerful techniques to address a variety of ailments health challenges, like inflammation, gut sensitivity and brain fog, from their root causes originating with the vagus nerve. Author Dr. Navaz Habib lays out easy-to-follow daily and weekly routines to help on the path to healing, including:

  • Breathing Techniques
  • Exercises for Mindfulness
  • Tools to Improve Your Digestion
  • Functional Medicine Testing
  • Acupuncture and Massage
  • and more<

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece, Revised & Updated Edition [EPUB]

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece, Revised & Updated Edition [EPUB]
Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece (American Made Music), Revised & Updated Edition by Michael Streissguth
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781496823687 | 6.17MB

On January 13, 1968, Johnny Cash (1932–2003) took the stage at Folsom Prison in California. The concert and the live album, At Folsom Prison, propelled him to worldwide superstardom. He reached new audiences, ignited tremendous growth in the country music industry, and connected with fans in a way no other artist has before or since.

Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison: The Making of a Masterpiece, Revised and Updated is a riveting account of that day, what led to it, and what followed. Michael Streissguth skillfully places the album and the concert in the larger context of Cash’s artistic development, the era’s popular music, and California’s prison system, uncovering new angles and exploding a few myths along the way. Scrupulously researched, rich with the author’s unprecedented archival access to Folsom Prison’s and Columbia Records’ archives, Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison shows how Cash forever became a champion of the downtrodden, as well as one of the more enduring forces in American music.

This revised edition includes new images and updates throughout the volume, including previously unpublished material.

Luigi Galleani: The Most Dangerous Anarchist in America [EPUB]

Luigi Galleani: The Most Dangerous Anarchist in America [EPUB]
Luigi Galleani: The Most Dangerous Anarchist in America by Antonio Senta
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781849353489 | 5.85MB

Born in Vercelli in 1861, Luigi Galleani is considered, with Errico Malatesta, the most influential militant of Italian-speaking anarchism. First in Italy and then in the United States, where he arrived at age forty, he was well-known as a tireless thinker, agitator, and public speaker who attracted large numbers of workers to the revolutionary cause and, often, to acts of direct action and “propaganda of the deed.” Though frequently glimpsed in numerous histories of radical movements of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, little has been written about Galleani in English.

This book, translated from the Italian, brings the fascinating biography of one of the most charismatic exponents of workers' struggles to a new audience. The result of a fruitful collaboration between Antonio Senta, a scholar of anarchist history, and Sean Sayers, a philosopher and Galleani’s grandson, it skillfully animates Galleani’s life and ideas, from his early life in Italy, though his time in America, to his deportation back to his homeland, where he was soon jailed by the Fascists. Senta’s portrayal of the man who edited the infamous Cronaca Sovversiva and inspired a movement of “Galleanisti,” which included such figures as the political martyrs Sacco and Vanzetti, provides a thorough introduction to the man and his times, one that will reward both scholars and activists.

Surrealism: Inside the Magnetic Fields [EPUB]

Surrealism: Inside the Magnetic Fields [EPUB]
Surrealism: Inside the Magnetic Fields by Penelope Rosemont
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780872867680 | 1.65MB

A series of personal and historical encounters with surrealism from one of its foremost practitioners in the United States.

"Penelope Rosemont has given us, better than anyone else in the English language, a marvelous, meticulous exploration of the surrealist experience, in all its infinite variety."—Gerome Kamrowski, American Surrealist Painter

One of the hallmarks of Surrealism is the encounter, often by chance, with a key person, place, or object through a trajectory no one could have predicted. Penelope Rosemont draws on a lifetime of such experiences in her collection of essays, Surrealism: Inside the Magnetic Fields. From her youthful forays as a radical student in Chicago to her pivotal meeting with André Breton and the Surrealist Movement in Paris, Rosemont—one of the movement's leading exponents in the United States—documents her unending search for the Marvelous.

Surrealism finds her rubbing shoulders with some of the movement's most important visual artists, such as Man Ray, Leonora Carrington, Mimi Parent, and Toyen; discussing politics and spectacle with Guy Debord; and crossing paths with poet Ted Joans and outsider artist Lee Godie. The book also includes scholarly investigations into American radicals like George Francis Train and Mary MacLane, the myth of the Golden Goose, and Dada precursor Emmy Hennings.

Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature [EPUB]

Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature [EPUB]
Rewilding: Meditations, Practices, and Skills for Awakening in Nature by Micah Mortali
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781683643258 | 2.53MB

Reconnect with your wild essence as you awaken your innate bond with the natural world

“Rewilding is a return to our essential nature. It is an attempt to reclaim something of what we were before we used words like ‘civilized’ to define ourselves.” ―Micah Mortali

In his long-awaited book Rewilding, Kripalu director Micah Mortali brings together yoga, mindfulness, wilderness training, and ancestral skills to create a unique guide for reigniting your primal energy―your undomesticated true self―and deepening your connection with the living earth.

For hundreds of thousands of years, humans lived intimately with the earth. We were in the wild and of the wild. Today, we live mostly urban lives―and our vital wildness has gone dormant. As a result, we’re more isolated, unhealthy, anxious, and depressed than ever, and our planet has suffered alongside us.

With Rewilding, Mortali invites us to shed the effects of over-civilization and explore an inner wisdom that is primal, ancient, and profound. Whether you live in the middle of a city or alongside the woods, the insights and practices on these pages will bring you home to your wild, wise, and alive self.

Highlights include:

  • Practice-rich content―mindfulness exercises, guided meditations, yoga and pranayama, inward sensing, forest bathing, and much more
  • The “life-force deficit”―explore how our separation from nature affects us physiologically and spiritually
  • Ancestral skills―such as tracking, foraging, building fires, and finding shelter
  • Develop a sense of calm, clarity, connection, and confidence in both your daily life and the great outdoors
  • What you can learn from nature’s teachers―lessons from mountains, rivers, trees, and our animal kin
  • Rewild in the wild―guidelines around safety, preparedness, appropriate gear, and packing lists
  • A mindful rewilding flow―put everything together in an immersive, step-by-step rewilding experience
  • Awaken your authentic spiritual connection with the natural world as you come home to your true self
  • Understand the relationship between our health and the health of our planet―and how we can begin to heal both

Part celebration of the natural world, part spiritual memoir, and part how-to guide, Rewilding is a must-read for anyone who wants to embrace their wild nature and essential place in the living earth.

Genomics: A Very Short Introduction [EPUB]

Genomics: A Very Short Introduction [EPUB]
Genomics: A Very Short Introduction by John M Archibald
2018 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780198786207 | 0.92MB

Genomics has transformed the biological sciences. From epidemiology and medicine to evolution and forensics, the ability to determine an organism's complete genetic makeup has changed the way science is done and the questions that can be asked of it. Its most celebrated achievement was the Human Genome Project, a technologically challenging endeavor that took thousands of scientists around the world 13 years and over three billion US dollars to complete.

In this Very Short Introduction John Archibald explores the science of genomics and its rapidly expanding toolbox. Sequencing a human genome now takes only a few days and costs as little as $1,000. The genomes of simple bacteria and viruses can be sequenced in a matter of hours on a device that fits in the palm of your hand. The resulting sequences can be used to better understand our biology in health and disease and to "personalize" medicine. Archibald shows how the field of genomics is on the cusp of another quantum leap; the implications for science and society are profound.

The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters [TTC Video]

The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters [TTC Video]
The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters [TTC Video] by David Brody, Professor of Painting and Drawing
Course No 7788 | MP4, AVC, 1370 kbps, 960x540 | AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 34x28 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 10.44GB

Many of us have the mistaken idea that only “born artists” can paint. But the truth is much more exciting—with the right training, anyone can learn the skill of painting! In The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters, an award-winning art instructor teaches those skills in 34 easy-to-follow lessons.

The novice will learn the fundamentals of oil painting, from choosing paints and brushes to composition, to a wide variety of specific painting techniques. The experienced painter will gain greater knowledge of oil paints, mediums, lighting, color, and structure. The course includes hands-on experiences for all students, from making your own pigment and paint to copying the methods and compositional choices of the great masters.

In The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters, you’ll learn to paint using the same steps taught at the best art schools around the country. Your teacher, David Brody, award-winning Professor of Painting and Drawing at of the University of Washington, begins with the basics, taking you on a fascinating deep dive into the physical properties of oil paint itself, including how to work safely with hazardous materials. From there, you’ll move into the study of marks, lines, brushstrokes, and edges; value, color, and palettes; and how to prepare your canvases and rigid supports—including how to transfer the required underdrawings that are provided in your course guidebook. Next, you’ll study techniques by copying from some of the world’s most iconic paintings.

Throughout this course, your professor guides you in your work, painting right along with you during the exercises—illustrating everything from how he mixes and thins his paints to paint application and removal. But this is not a paint-by-numbers course, nor will you see your professor start and finish paintings in real-time. This is a course for those who are motivated and energized about learning to paint, for those who understand that acquiring a depth of “behind-the-scenes” knowledge will be more valuable in the long run than mimicking every stroke of a teacher.

Course Organization

The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters includes several, distinct types of lessons, all of which come together to provide college-level expertise about the history, materials, and techniques of oil painting:

  • Materials. You’ll learn about the real “must-haves” for your workspace—paper, pencils, additives, brushes, and the six specific tubes of paint you’ll need for your first palette. You’ll learn the difference between flexible and rigid supports, how to work with proportional dividers, and how to best light your workspace.
  • Palettes. Just as a chef can’t include every spice in any one recipe, a painter must limit color to create a unique work. You’ll learn to work with some of the classic restricted palettes—grisaille, brunaille, and earth-tone—as well as a more expansive palette toward the end of the course.
  • Exercises. You’ll have many opportunities to practice basic painting techniques such as lines, marks, and shapes, as well as skills related to ground, balance, space, and more.
  • Projects. Once you have your materials, understand your palette options, and have practiced a great variety of techniques, you will move on to larger projects. Your professor leaves you with some suggestions for creating projects of your own. And, you’ll certainly be ready for the challenge!

In the Grand Tradition of Copying the Masters

The idea of “copying” someone else’s work can carry a negative connotation. But for many hundreds of years, painters have known that if they wanted to paint like the best, they needed to study the best. The Louvre opened its doors to copyists more than 225 years ago and continues a formal and tightly regulated program for copyists today. Cézanne is quoted as having said, “The Louvre is the book from which we learn to read.” Chagall, Dali, Degas, Picasso certainly agreed—Louvre copyists, all.

Continuing in that grand tradition, this course will take you on a deep dive into some of the most iconic works of Western art. You, too, can discover how the masters worked, studying characteristics of their paintings from composition to value to brush strokes. You’ll consider:

  • The Ballerina by Degas. You’ll analyze a great range of mark making, from brushwork to scratched hatchings. You’ll learn first-hand the value of both adding and removing paint to achieve a desired texture.
  • Still Life by Morandi. You’ll study depth and focus without the highlight of chiaroscuro, as Morandi hovered between two and three dimensions. As you explore how some of his objects seem to “dissolve,” you’ll learn new ways to work with edges.
  • The Scream by Munch. You’ll see that even very representational paintings are not mere assemblages of rendered objects. Instead, they’re highly organized groupings of interlocking shapes. And although many assume this was created in a fit of emotion, you’ll learn how meticulously Munch planned this work—over a period of 19 years.
  • Guernica by Picasso. You’ll learn how powerful even the most limited of palettes can be. In this large and formidable painting, the drama is enhanced by the ancient monochrome technique known as grisaille. And although Picasso’s individual elements are moder—and even shocking—their composition is classical and symmetric; almost every element on the left is answered by a specific element on the right.
  • The Last Supper by Leonardo. By studying the intricate geometric composition of this work, you’ll begin to see the underlying formation that binds its elements together—the rectangle’s armature. You’ll begin to appreciate the way the armature directs the painting’s composition, a composition that artists have used for many hundreds of years.

Make Your Own Materials

Beyond the paintings and technical exercises, The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters gives you many opportunities to dig in and create the tools and mediums that painters have been making for centuries. Although you can certainly buy all the materials, by learning how to make them, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of their functionality, as well as be able to create them to your exact specifications. Among many other materials, this course provides step-by-step instructions for making:

  • Damar varnish. You can easily make this varnish from damar crystals and turpentine.
  • Flexible supports. Learn how to make your own supports from the purchase of the linen and stretchers to stretching the linen over the frame, and making your own rabbit-hide glue to size the linen.
  • Gesso. Making your own traditional gesso from chalk, white pigment, glue, and water takes a bit of time, but it provides a beautiful, very smooth, white surface for painting on rigid supports.
  • Painting table and brush table. Step-by-step directions for building these two tables from ¾-inch plywood can be found in the course guidebook. While they take some time to build, they’ll provide all the support you’ll need for your work. They also provide the convenience of having your materials protected, and having them exactly where you need them every time.

The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters is a robust and energetic guide to oil painting for those who have always been enamored of this skill, but were afraid to give it a try. With your professor’s easy-going manner, calm and clear instruction, and obvious love of the subject, you’ll be painting in no time!

The Complete Painter: Lessons from the Masters [TTC Video]

Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe [EPUB]

Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe [EPUB]
Epic Continent: Adventures in the Great Stories of Europe by Nicholas Jubber
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781529374346 | 1.34MB

Award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber journeys across Europe exploring Europe's epic poems, from the Odyssey to Beowulf, the Song of Roland to the Nibelungenlied, and their impact on European identity in these turbulent times.

These are the stories that made Europe.

Journeying from Turkey to Iceland, award-winning travel writer Nicholas Jubber takes us on a fascinating adventure through our continent's most enduring epic poems to learn how they were shaped by their times, and how they have since shaped us.

The great European epics were all inspired by moments of seismic change: The Odyssey tells of the aftermath of the Trojan War, the primal conflict from which much of European civilisation was spawned. The Song of the Nibelungen tracks the collapse of a Germanic kingdom on the edge of the Roman Empire. Both the French Song of Roland and the Serbian Kosovo Cycleemerged from devastating conflicts between Christian and Muslim powers. Beowulf, the only surviving Old English epic, and the great Icelandic Saga of Burnt Njal, respond to times of great religious struggle - the shift from paganism to Christianity. These stories have stirred passions ever since they were composed, motivating armies and revolutionaries, and they continue to do so today.

Reaching back into the ancient and medieval eras in which these defining works were produced, and investigating their continuing influence today, Epic Continent explores how matters of honour, fundamentalism, fate, nationhood, sex, class and politics have preoccupied the people of Europe across the millennia. In these tales soaked in blood and fire, Nicholas Jubber discovers how the world of gods and emperors, dragons and water-maidens, knights and princesses made our own: their deep impact on European identity, and their resonance in our turbulent times.

Simply Real Eating: Everyday Recipes and Rituals for a Healthy Life Made Simple [EPUB]

Simply Real Eating: Everyday Recipes and Rituals for a Healthy Life Made Simple [EPUB]
Simply Real Eating: Everyday Recipes and Rituals for a Healthy Life Made Simple by Sarah Adler
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781682684115 | 77.71MB

Forget diet perfection―discover a new approach to eating with this beautiful cookbook

In this unique and welcoming cookbook, Sarah Adler invites readers to cultivate a healthy lifestyle that will actually last. The founder of Simply Real Health, Adler is your nutritionist, your life coach, and your best- friend-who-makes-the-best-food all rolled into one. With more than 100 easy #antidiet recipes to share, she makes getting healthy effortless. Her enthusiasm comes through on every page, with chapters including “Weekday Work It” breakfasts and snacks to share in “Aperitifing Is a Verb.” Recipes are all gluten-free, many with five ingredients or fewer, and have options to customize for other dietary needs. Stunning photographs of each dish make this book a pleasure to read.

With recipes such as Warming Sweet Potato Muffins; Fire-Roasted Herby Corn Salad; Broccoli, Basil, and Goat Cheese Pizzas; and Salted Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups, Simply Real Eating includes all the practical tools and healthy rituals you need.

The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen [EPUB]

The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen [EPUB]
The Science of Good Cooking: Master 50 Simple Concepts to Enjoy a Lifetime of Success in the Kitchen by The Editors of America's Test Kitchen and Guy Crosby PhD
2012 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781933615981 | 21.41MB

Master 50 simple concepts to ensure success in the kitchen.

Unlock a lifetime of successful cooking with this groundbreaking new volume from the editors of Cook's Illustrated, the magazine that put food science on the map. Organized around 50 core principles our test cooks use to develop foolproof recipes, The Science of Good Cooking is a radical new approach to teaching the fundamentals of the kitchen. Fifty unique experiments from the test kitchen bring the science to life, and more than 400 landmark Cook's Illustrated recipes (such as Old-Fashioned Burgers, Classic Mashed Potatoes, andPerfect Chocolate Chip Cookies) illustrate each of the basic principles at work. These experiments range from simple to playful to innovative - showing you why you should fold (versus stir) batter for chewy brownies, why you whip egg whites with sugar, and why the simple addition of salt can make meat juicy. A lifetime of experience isn't the prerequisite for becoming a good cook; knowledge is. Think of this as an owner's manual for your kitchen.

Washington Babylon: From George Washington to Donald Trump, Scandals that Rocked the Nation [EPUB]

Washington Babylon: From George Washington to Donald Trump, Scandals that Rocked the Nation [EPUB]
Washington Babylon: From George Washington to Donald Trump, Scandals that Rocked the Nation by Mark Hyman
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781642931525 | 2.02MB

Political, financial, erotic, and bizarre. This is a snapshot of more than 125 scandals that have rocked the nation’s capital and beyond.

Since America’s founding, the nation’s capital has experienced more than its share of scandals; thankfully, Washington Babylon explores some of the dirtiest secrets that have occurred throughout US history. Some are from the earliest days of America’s founding and include the most famous people in history, like George Washington. Others are still fresh in our minds, as the dust has not even settled. In between, US history is littered with scandals from nearly all walks of life that were the most talked-about stories at the time. Many past scandals remain infamous, such as Watergate, Chappaquiddick, and Abscam. Other scandals that were once the biggest stories of the day have faded into obscurity. Washington Babylon reveals new details in some scandals that were not known when the story first broke, offering a whole new perspective for discussion. This is the most comprehensive collection of American scandals that will educate, entertain, shock, and perhaps, even titillate the reader.

The Big Zero: The Transformation of ZBB into a Force for Growth, Innovation and Competitive Advantage [EPUB]

The Big Zero: The Transformation of ZBB into a Force for Growth, Innovation and Competitive Advantage [EPUB]
The Big Zero: The Transformation of ZBB into a Force for Growth, Innovation and Competitive Advantage by Kris Timmermans, Chris Roark, Rodrigo Abdalla
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780241401590 | 9.56MB

Do you want to achieve startup speed at enterprise scale?

Growth. It's what every company strives for. But it's become more and more elusive as companies struggle to hit their projected growth rates in an increasingly competitive market.

While zero-based budgeting (ZBB) has been wielded for decades to cut costs, it falls short when it comes to spurring growth. But a zero-based mindset (ZBx) does that and more. ZBx facilitates forensic oversight into resource allocation that funnels savings back into growth initiatives and encourages new sources of innovation.

The Big Zero shows how a ZBx approach focuses on agility over austerity, visibility over guesswork and the future over the past to fuel growth and competitiveness.

Blind Bombing: How Microwave Radar Brought the Allies to D-Day and Victory in World War II [EPUB]

Blind Bombing: How Microwave Radar Brought the Allies to D-Day and Victory in World War II [EPUB]
Blind Bombing: How Microwave Radar Brought the Allies to D-Day and Victory in World War II by Norman Fine
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781640122208 | 1.05MB

Late in 1939 Nazi Germany was poised to overrun Europe and extend Adolf Hitler’s fascist control. At the same time, however, two British physicists invented the resonant cavity magnetron. About the size of a hockey puck, it unlocked the enormous potential of radar exclusively for the Allies.

Since the discovery of radar early in the twentieth century, development across most of the world had progressed only incrementally. Germany and Japan had radar as well, but in just three years, the Allies’ new radar, incorporating the top-secret cavity magnetron, turned the tide of war from doubtful to a known conclusion before the enemy even figured out how. The tactical difference between the enemy’s primitive radar and the Allies’ new radar was similar to that between a musket and a rifle. The cavity magnetron proved to be the single most influential new invention contributing to winning the war in Europe.

Norman Fine tells the relatively unknown story of radar’s transformation from a technical curiosity to a previously unimaginable offensive weapon. We meet scientists and warriors critical to the story of radar and its pressure-filled development and implementation. Blind Bombing brings to light two characters who played an integral role in the story as it unfolded: one, a brilliant and opinionated scientist, the other, an easygoing twenty-one-year-old caught up in the peacetime draft.

This unlikely pair and a handful of their cohorts pioneered a revolution in warfare. They formulated new offensive tactics by trying, failing, and persevering, ultimately overcoming the naysayers and obstructionists on their own side and finally the enemy.

A Modern Guide to Heathenry: Lore, Celebrations, and Mysteries of the Northern Traditions [EPUB]

A Modern Guide to Heathenry: Lore, Celebrations, and Mysteries of the Northern Traditions [EPUB]
A Modern Guide to Heathenry: Lore, Celebrations, and Mysteries of the Northern Traditions by Galina Krasskova
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781578636785 | MB

An accessible yet in-depth guide to this increasingly popular pre-Christian religious tradition of Northern Europe

Heathenry, is one of the fastest growing polytheistic religious movements in the United States today. This book explores the cosmology, values, ethics, and rituals practiced by modern heathens.

In A Modern Guide to Heathenry readers will have the opportunity to explore the sacred stories of the various heathen gods like Odin, Frigga, Freya, and Thor and will be granted a look into the devotional practices of modern votaries. Blóts, the most common devotional rites, are examined in rich detail with examples given for personal use. Additionally, readers are introduced to the concept of wyrd, or fate, so integral to the heathen worldview.

Unlike many books on heathenry, this one is not denomination-specific, nor does it seek to overwhelm the reader with unfamiliar Anglo-Saxon or Norse terminology. For Pagans who wish to learn more about the Norse deities or those who are new to heathenry or who are simply interested in learning about this unique religion, A Modern Guide to Heathenry is the perfect introduction. Those who wish to deepen their own devotional practice will find this book helpful in their own work as well.

The Little Book of Colour: How to Use the Psychology of Colour to Transform Your Life [EPUB]

The Little Book of Colour: How to Use the Psychology of Colour to Transform Your Life [EPUB]
The Little Book of Colour: How to Use the Psychology of Colour to Transform Your Life by Karen Haller
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780241352854 | 14.87MB

The definitive guide for harnessing the power of colour to improve your happiness, wellbeing and confidence

Wouldn't you like to boost your confidence simply by slipping on 'that' yellow jumper? Or when you get home after a stressful day, be instantly soothed by the restful green of your walls?

The colours all around us hold an emotional energy. Applied Colour Psychology specialist, Karen Haller, explains the inherent power of colour; for example, looking closely at the colours we love or those we dislike can bring up deeply buried memories and with them powerful feelings.

A revolutionary guide to boosting your wellbeing, The Little Book of Colour puts you firmly in the driver's seat and on the road to changing the colours in your world to revamp your mood and motivation. Illuminating the science, psychology and emotional significance of colour, with key assessments for finding your own true colour compatibility, this book will help you to rediscover meaning in everything you do through the joy of colour.

Get ready to join the colour revolution, and change your life for the better.

Bouncing Back from Rejection: Build the Resilience You Need to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down [EPUB]

Bouncing Back from Rejection: Build the Resilience You Need to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down [EPUB]
Bouncing Back from Rejection: Build the Resilience You Need to Get Back Up When Life Knocks You Down by Leslie Becker-Phelps PhD
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781684034024 | 2.21MB

Go beyond your fear of rejection to develop confidence, compassionate self-awareness, and resilience!

Do you have a fear of rejection? If so, you aren’t alone. But if you have difficulty bouncing back after rejection, experience intense pain as a result, or if the fear of rejection is so crippling that it interferes with your everyday life, it’s time to make a change. This groundbreaking guide can help.

With this book, you’ll learn why you fear rejection by gaining an understanding of your unique attachment style. Secure attachment is defined as a feeling of being protected and well-cared for. People who experience secure attachment as young children are more likely to be happy, healthy, and resilient adults. On the other hand, insecurely attached people are less likely to cope well with rejection, and may have trouble “bouncing back” after difficult experiences. Once you understand how your attachment style has informed your fears, you can begin the work needed to overcome them!

Using the theory of attachment, and the five domains of awareness: Sensations, Thoughts, Emotions, Actions, and Mentalizing (STEAM), you’ll learn to relate to yourself and to others in more positive ways, even when difficult situations arise. So, whether you experience rejection in a romantic relationship, at work, or with friends, you’ll have the resilience needed to recover quickly and focus on what makes you special and unique.

This isn’t a book that promises to protect you from future rejection. Unfortunately, rejection happens to everyone and is a normal part of life. But you will learn skills to handle this rejection and come to see it as less scary. With this view, you’ll gain confidence, self-awareness, and the resilience needed to bounce back, even when life throws you a curveball.

Decluttering For Dummies [EPUB]

Decluttering For Dummies [EPUB]
Decluttering For Dummies by Jane Stoller
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781119617044 | 27.54MB

The book that cuts through the clutter of decluttering

Modern life has produced so much clutter that the thought of packed closets, attics filled with storage bins, and rental units specifically used to store odds and ends produces its own stress. The decluttering movement offers solutions for those interested in reducing the amount of stuff in their life and embrace a more minimalist, tidier lifestyle.

Professional organizer Jane Stoller helps you bypass the stress of a tidying project by offering simple, proven methods for organizing every space in your life―even your mind!

  • Build a new mindset for minimalist living
  • Declutter your home, office, and digital life
  • Develop new routines for a tidier life
  • Establish minimalist practices

From adopting a decluttering mindset to finding new homes for unwanted items, this is the book you’ll need to keep handy after the big cleanup!

The Critical Thinking Toolkit [EPUB]

The Critical Thinking Toolkit [EPUB]
The Critical Thinking Toolkit by Galen A Foresman, Peter S Fosl, Jamie C Watson
2016 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780470659960 | 4.53MB

The Critical Thinking Toolkit is a comprehensive compendium that equips readers with the essential knowledge and methods for clear, analytical, logical thinking and critique in a range of scholarly contexts and everyday situations.

  • Takes an expansive approach to critical thinking by exploring concepts from other disciplines, including evidence and justification from philosophy, cognitive biases and errors from psychology, race and gender from sociology and political science, and tropes and symbols from rhetoric
  • Follows the proven format of The Philosopher’s Toolkit and The Ethics Toolkit with concise, easily digestible entries, “see also” recommendations that connect topics, and recommended reading lists
  • Allows readers to apply new critical thinking and reasoning skills with exercises and real life examples at the end of each chapter
  • Written in an accessible way, it leads readers through terrain too often cluttered with jargon
  • Ideal for beginning to advanced students, as well as general readers, looking for a sophisticated yet accessible introduction to critical thinking

The Grammar Guidebook (Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind), 2nd Edition [EPUB]

The Grammar Guidebook (Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind), 2nd Edition [EPUB]
The Grammar Guidebook (Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind), 2nd Edition by Susan Wise Bauer
2019 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781945841576 | 0.96MB

On its own or as a supplement to the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind program, this complete compendium of grammar rules and examples will become an indispensable guide to writing―throughout high school, into college, and beyond.

With a new name, but the same, thorough, clearly-outlined rules of English Grammar, The Grammar Guidebook is the second edition to The Comprehensive Handbook of Rules. Originally designed to accompany the Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind program, this Grammar Guidebook stands on its own, assembling into one handy reference work all of the principles that govern the English language―from basic definitions (“A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea”) through advanced sentence structure and analysis. Each rule is illustrated with examples drawn from great literature, along with classic and contemporary works of science, history, and mathematics.

Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind is an innovative program that combines the three essential elements of language learning: understanding and memorizing rules (prescriptive teaching), repeated exposure to examples of how those rules are used (descriptive instruction), and practice using those rules in exercises and in writing (practical experience). Each year, parents and teachers go through the dialogue, rules, and examples in the Core Instructor Text; students follow along in the Student Workbook. This repetition solidifies the concepts, definitions, and examples in the student’s mind.

There are four Student Workbooks, one for each year. Each Student Workbook contains the same rules and examples―but four completely different sets of exercises and assignments, allowing students to develop a wide-ranging knowledge of how the rules and examples are put to use in writing. Each Student Workbook comes with its own Key, providing not only answers, but also explanations for the parent/instructor, and guidance as to when the answers might be ambiguous (as, in English, they often are).

All of the rules covered, along with the repeated examples for each, are assembled for ongoing reference in The Grammar Guidebook.

Use Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind to teach English grammar thoroughly, effectively, and with confidence―no matter what your background or experience!