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What were they thinking? Ever since Adam snacked on the forbidden fruit and was chased naked out of the Garden of Eden, mankind has bitten off a bevy of bad ideas. From skinny-dipping Presidents to toxic tooth fillings to singing pop stars who can't carry a tune, 100 of the Worst Ideas in History is a celebration of humanity's historical--and often hysterical--missteps that have started wars, sunk countries, wrecked companies, scuttled careers, lost millions, and even endangered the Earth. Discover: How a confused chauffeur helped start World War I Who turned down the greatest product placement opportunity in Hollywood history How a Chicago White Sox game helped hasten the demise of disco The toad that nearly ate Australia The most dangerous children's game ever invented And so much more (of so much less!) Spanning politics, pop culture, fashion, sports, technology, and more, this irreverent and witty book is packed with fun photos and sidebars, tracing how these thundering brainstorms turned into blundering brain farts-and the astonishing impacts our faux pas and foibles still have on us today.
The popularity of natural building has grown by leaps and bounds, spurred by a grassroots desire for housing that is healthy, affordable, and environmentally responsible. While there are many books available on specific methods such as straw-bale construction, cob, or timber framing, there are few resources which introduce the reader to the entire scope of this burgeoning field.Fully revised and updated, The Art of Natural Building is the complete and user-friendly introduction to natural building for everyone from the do-it-yourselfer to architects and designers. This collection of articles from over fifty leaders in the field is now stunningly illustrated with over two-hundred full-color photographs of natural buildings from around the world. Learn about: The case for building with natural materials, from the perspectives of sustainability, lifestyle, and health What you need to know to plan and design your own beautiful and efficient natural home Explanations of thirty versatile materials and techniques, with resources on where to go for further information on each How these techniques are being used to address housing crises around the world. Clearly written, logically organized, and beautifully illustrated, The Art of Natural Building is the encyclopedia of natural building.Joseph F. Kennedy is a designer, builder, writer, artist, educator, and co-founder of Builders Without Borders.Michael G. Smith is a respected workshop instructor, consultant, and co-author of the best-selling book The Hand-Sculpted House.Catherine Wanek is a co-founder of Builders Without Borders and author/photographer of The Hybrid House and The New Straw Bale Home.
Chef Michael Smith, Canada's most popular chef, is back with a brand-new cookbook for all his fans! Chef Michael Smith's Kitchen is a fabulous new collection of Michael's all-time favourite recipes that he regularly cooks at home. Simple, easy to make and packed with tips, all you have to do is follow the instructions and you will be making the best version of the recipe that Chef Michael Smith creates consistently in his own kitchen. Chef Michael Smith's Kitchen includes 100 recipes--from Oatmeal Crusted French Toast or Buttermilk Waffles, to Coconut Crusted Chicken or Honey Mustard Barbecue Baked Baby Back Ribs, or a great fish dish like Grilled Tuna Steak or Pan Seared Scallops. Also included are lots of recipes for delicious vegetables, grains, and side dishes like Nutmeg Roast Sweet Potatoes or Sausage Sage Bread Pudding--and, of course, Michael's favourite desserts including his Iron Chef Strawberry Shortcake!
Chef Michael Smith is passionate about cooking and sharing great food and flavors. Chef Michael Smith's Kitchen is a collection of Chef Michael's all-time favorite recipes that he cooks regularly in his own home kitchen, using lots of wonderful, memorable flavors to be enjoyed with family and friends. Chef Michael Smith's Kitchen features over 100 fabulous, easy-to-make recipes, each with a mouth-watering photo, celebrating easy and delectable meals, and embracing a relaxed approach in the kitchen. Packed with helpful tips and suggestions, aspiring and experienced home cooks alike will have the freedom to play and experiment, guided by Chef Michael Smith's expertise. Readers will learn to expand their culinary repertoire and create flavorful food for family and friends with accessible recipes that are perfect for both everyday meals and special-occasion dinners.
Coordinated Science for the 21st Century is an innovative core curricula assembled from four proven inquiry-based programs. This book comprises four units, viz., 1. Active Physics, 2. Active Chemistry, 3. Active Biology, and 4. Earthcomm. Each unit of this course has been designed and built on the National Science Education Standards. Each utilizes the same instructional model and the same inquiry-based approach.
Coordinated Science is an innovative core curricula assembled from three proven inquiry-based programs. It is supported by the National Science Foundation and was developed by leading educators and scientists. Unit 1, Physics, was developed by the American Association of Physics Teachers and the American Institute of Physics.
In this gripping, previously untold story from World War II, Michael Smith examines how code breakers cracked Japan's secret codes and won the war in the Pacific. He also takes the reader step by step through the process, explaining exactly how the code breakers went about their daunting task-made even more difficult by the vast linguistic differences between Japanese and English. The Emperor's Codes moves across the world from Bletchley Park to Pearl Harbor, from Singapore to Colombo, and from Mombasa to Melbourne. It tells the stories of John Tiltman, the British soldier turned code breaker who made many of the early breaks in Japanese diplomatic and military codes; Commander Joe Rochedort, the leading expert on Japanese in U.S. naval intelligence; Eric Nave, the Australian sailor who pioneered breakthroughs in deciphering Japanese naval codes; and Oshima Hiroshi, the hard-drinking Japanese ambassador to Berlin whose candid, often verbose reports to Tokyo of his conversations with Hitler and other high-ranking Nazis were a major source of intelligence in the war against Germany. Without the dedication demonstrated by these relatively unsung heroes, the outcome of World War II might have been very different.
Fast Flavours is all about making great meals in minimal time. Full of flavour, these fast and simple recipes will get you cooking every day of the week without spending too much time in the kitchen. Packed with 110 mouth-watering recipes, Fast Flavours gets you through a busy week with simple, speedy meals and shows you how to slow it down when you have more time on your hands. Try Chef Michael's quick favourites such as Grilled Cheddar Bacon Sandwiches or Sunrise Smoothies. Surefire hits include Old School Smashburgers, Three Speed BBQ Pork Stew, Pan-Rushed Chicken Breasts with Grainy Mustard Apple Chutney, Stovetop Mac and Cheese, and easy-to-make desserts that everyone will enjoy like Sweet and Spicy Snowballs and Chocolate Doughnut Pudding. In no time, Chef Michael will show you how to cook as easily and as quickly as possible, so you will be turning out fabulous dishes in your own kitchen.
"What are the possibilities inherent in Socialism? What is it? What can it mean to humanity 's future? What would it look like in America? These are the questions raised in this exquisitely timely book. We must profoundly change the way we live, or we will not survive. A Socialism that we make ourselves could be the answer."--Alice WalkerThe polar ice caps are melting, hurricanes and droughts ravish the planet, and Earth's population is threatened by catastrophic climate change. Millions of American jobs have been sent overseas and aren't coming back. Young African American men make up the majority of America's prison population. Half of the American population is poor or near poor, living precariously on the brink, while the top one percent owns as much as the bottom eighty. Government police-state spying on its citizens is pervasive. Consequently, as former President Jimmy Carter has said, "we have no functioning democracy."Imagine: Living in a Socialist USA is at once an indictment of American capitalism as the root cause of our spreading dystopia and a cri di coeur for what life could be like in the United States if we had economic as well as a real political democracy. It features thirty-one concise and accessible essays by revolutionary thinkers and activists on various aspects of a new society and, crucially, on how to get from where we are now to where we want to be, living in a society that is truly fair and just.Contributors IncludePaul Street * Joel Kovel * Ron Reosti * Rick Wolff * Michael Steven Smith * Mumia Abu-Jamal * Angela Davis * Ajamu Baraka * Harriet Fraad * Tess Fraad-Wolff * Renate Bridenthal * Blanche Wiesen Cook * Leslie Cagan * Melanie Kaye/Kantrowitz * Steven Wishnia *Juan Gonzalez * Frances Fox Piven * Arun Gupta * Tom Angotti * Dave Lindorff * William Ayers * Mat Callahan * Clifford D. Conner * Fred Jerome * Michael Moore * Michael Ratner * Kazembe Balagun * Michael Zweig * Dianne Feeley * Paul Le Blanc * Martín Espada * Terry Bisson
Integrated Coordinated Science for the 21st Century is an innovative core curricula assembled from four proven inquiry-based programs.
Michael W. Smith has seen with clarity the spriritual poverty and emotional numbness of teens who are out of touch with God's love. He writes, "Somewhere along the way, I had forgotten what the real world was like. But something was starting to break inside of me. God began to renew a heart of compassion for the lost. From then on, I decided that if God was opening a door for me, I wasn't going to waste any time making up my mind about entering it." It's Time to Be Bold is a call to commitment for all believers, a personal and heartfelt cry rallying youth to follow Christ's example. Drawing from events in his own life, Michael dicusses with relevance the essential issues of living out extreme faith. Topics include: The importance of Christian friends Standing stong against Satan's attacks Using crises as stepping stones to deeper faith Getting into the Word and growing in a lifestyle of prayer An Xt4J book
An extraordinary character and one of history's great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. A restless adventurer from an Irish background, he joined the Empire's last great endeavor of exploration #151; conquering the South Pole with Robert Falcon Scott on the Discovery expedition. A clash with Scott led to Shackleton being ordered home and started a bitter feud between the two. Shackleton's riposte was the Nimrod expedition, where he uncovered the route to the Pole and honed his acclaimed leadership skills, which later kept despair at bay and encouraged men to overcome unimaginable hardship on the Endurance Expedition of 1914. But Shackleton was a flawed character whose chaotic private life, marked by romantic affairs, unfulfilled ambitions, and failed business ventures, contrasted with his celebrity status as the leading explorer. Drawing on extensive research of original diaries, letters, and many other publications, Michael Smith brings a fresh perspective to the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration that was dominated by Shackleton's complex, compelling, and enduringly fascinating story.
An extraordinary character and one of history's great explorers, Ernest Shackleton pioneered the path to the South Pole over 100 years ago, becoming the dominant figure in Antarctic discovery. His incredible adventures on four expeditions to the Antarctic have captivated generations. A restless adventurer from an Irish background, he joined the Empire's last great endeavor of exploration - conquering the South Pole with Robert Falcon Scott on the Discovery expedition. A clash with Scott led to Shackleton being ordered home and started a bitter feud between the two. Shackleton's riposte was the Nimrod expedition, where he uncovered the route to the Pole and honed his acclaimed leadership skills, which later kept despair at bay and encouraged men to overcome unimaginable hardship on the Endurance Expedition of 1914. But Shackleton was a flawed character whose chaotic private life, marked by romantic affairs, unfulfilled ambitions, and failed business ventures, contrasted with his celebrity status as the leading explorer. Drawing on extensive research of original diaries, letters, and many other publications, Michael Smith brings a fresh perspective to the Heroic Age of Polar Exploration that was dominated by Shackleton's complex, compelling, and enduringly fascinating story.
Each chapter will be named for one of Michael's songs, tying the book directly to his music. The book also will include journal exercises to make it more interactive, and end-of-chapter notes from Michael himself will give readers further guidance on using those blank pages as a means for evaluating their own lives. Michael's message will awaken teens' hearts and minds to the signs from God that surround them every day. Includes a bonus DVD of the video to the hit song Signs, produced by Michael's son, Ryan Smith.
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