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The Big, Bad Book of Botany

by Michael Largo

An entertaining and enlightening compendium of the world's most amazing and bizarre plants, revealing their secrets, history, and loreWhat happens when you give a plant a polygraph test? Can a flower really turn a human into a zombie? What gives the gingko tree its stink? The Big, Bad Book of Botany holds the incredible answers to all of these questions and more. From absinthe to zubrowka (a popular ingredient in Polish vodkas), Michael Largo takes you through the historical and agricultural evolution of hundreds of plant species, revealing astonishing facts along the way. You'll be introduced to magic mushrooms, superfoods, and toxic teas. You'll learn about plants so valuable they have started international wars, so evolved they can trick animals into helping them survive, and so deadly a single taste of one will kill you. Featuring more than one hundred and forty illustrations, this fascinating and fun A-to-Z encyclopedia for all ages will transform the way you look at the natural world.Did you know? The word hashish comes from the Arabic hashshashin, the name for a group of Persian assassins who were given the drug to calm their nerves before each assignment. The fossil of the oldest-known tree to have thrived on the planet was found in New York's Catskill Mountains, and dates back to more than 360 million years ago. The avocado, though delicious to humans, is toxic to most animals. Sunflowers grow according to a mathematical formula known as the "golden ratio," and almost always produce exactly 55 or 144 seeds.A-to-Z Encyclopedia!For all ages!More than 140 Photos & Illustrations

The Big Bang Theory

by Adam Faberman

This completely authorized Big Bang Theory trivia and quiz book is filled with questions from every season, photos, hilarious quotes, and more, including excerpts from the Roommate Agreement and your chance to play 'Emily or Cinnamon.' It's sure to provide hours of fun and test the knowledge of even the most dedicated fan.The Big Bang Theory is one of the most popular sitcoms in the world and the funniest show on TV. It is beloved by critics and audiences alike for its quick wit, incredibly geeky but relatable characters, and its science and science fiction storylines. But up until now, there has never been an official Big Bang Theory book. The Big Bang Theory: The Official Trivia Guide is the book fans have been waiting for. Featuring 1,600 questions, photos, and many of the best quotes from Sheldon, Raj, Penny, Howard, Leonard, Amy, and Bernadette, as well as a complete episode guide, this official book will entertain all Big Bang fans, old and new alike. Do you know what instrument Leonard plays in the Physics Department String Quartet? Or which award Sheldon is the youngest person to have ever received? Or how about the name of Penny's avatar in the Age of Conan game? Or who Howard went to couples therapy with? Or the name of Raj's school? Or when Sheldon does his laundry? Or what Leonard brought Penny back from the North Pole? You don't need Sheldon's eidetic memory to enjoy this book, but it might help! Get ready to use your knowledge of The Big Bang Theory and challenge your friends and family with trivia and questions about your favorite scientists.

Big, Bigger, Biggest!

by Nancy Coffelt

I'm big. I'm bigger. I'M BIGGEST. How would you describe a hippopotamus? Big might be the first word that comes to mind. What about a whale? Gigantic? Immense? How about enormous! What if you had to find a word for the biggest animal of them all--a dinosaur. Mammoth? Humongous? Colossal! With bright pictures of animals in all shapes aid sizes, this terrific read-aloud introduces young children to the language of comparisons, synonyms, and antonyms.

The Big Black Book of Very Dirty Words

by Alexis Munier

Airplane Blonde. Intercorpse. Prostitot. Queef. Rainbow Kiss.There's a big world of obscenity out there--and you'll explore every profane nook and cranny in this compilation. We're talking about more than 2,000 insults, obscenities, and vulgarities raw enough to make even the most unflappable linguist blush.Forget grammar school swearing; this is advanced cursing for the most discerning dirty mouths! From the colorful--geequals, manscape, prairie dog--to the crude--giraffe, Roman shower, vagitarian, this big-ass book of bad language will have you dissing douchebags with doolally style in just a friggin' minute!

The BIG BLACK BOOK of VERY DIRTY WORDS

by Alexis Munier

Airplane Blonde. Intercorpse. Prostitot. Queef. Rainbow Kiss. There's a big world of obscenity out there--and you'll explore every profane nook and cranny in this compilation. We're talking about more than 2,000 insults, obscenities, and vulgarities raw enough to make even the most unflappable linguist blush. Forget grammar school swearing; this is advanced cursing for the most discerning dirty mouths! From the colorful--geequals, manscape, prairie dog--to the crude--giraffe, Roman shower, vagitarian, this big-ass book of bad language will have you dissing douchebags with doolally style in just a friggin' minute!

The Big Book of Bacon

by Jennifer L. Pearsall

Bacon has long been one of the most popular and prominent components of American table fare. "Bacon and eggs" just rolls off your tongue long before the waitress at your local diner can get your cup of coffee set before you. The BLT celebrates all that's right with one of the summer's simplest sandwiches. And burgers? Well, why have a cheeseburger when you can have a bacon cheeseburger?Building on those red-white-and-blue foundations, author Jennifer L.S. Pearsall has taken all the savory, smoky-sweet goodness that is bacon and elevated its status. Working this succulent cured meat into dishes ranging from comfort to extraordinary, basic to complex, and across the spectrum of breakfast, lunch, appetizers, dinners, and desserts--yes, desserts!--Pearsall has taken the uses of bacon to new heights. As she puts it, "I can't think of anything bacon doesn't work with." There's just something about it that seems to complement every other food it comes in contact with and across the range of sensations we normally associate with taste--salty, sweet, sour, and bitter. But, during Pearsall's time in the kitchen putting together this book, she found that bacon also qualifies as umami, that fifth taste sensation that, roughly translated, simply means "good flavor." Sure, bacon can be a dominant feature in something like a well-topped burger, a place where you really want to taste the bacon as a whole. But dice it fine and work it into a dessert crust, a bread dough, pulled pork, anything, and now you've got a dish that just has something. Something more than it did without this wonderful meat!

The Big Book of Buds

by Ed Rosenthal

The Big Book of Buds Volume 2 continues in the tradition of its predecessor by combining stunning, full-color photography with fun and clear descriptions of the characteristics that any gardener or connoisseur wants to know. With no strains repeated from Volume 1, this second volume supplements the first Big Book of Buds with another 100 of the latest and greatest marijuana strains commercially available in the world today.No other book brings together as much information for choosing or identifying specific marijuana strains. Each variety is described with quick reference icons for immediate overview and sorting. An engaging text description also helps the enthusiast distinguish the unique qualities of each strain, including appearance, ripening time, and growing characteristics, as well as smell, taste and the texture of the high.Interspersed throughout the book are short, engaging essays that offer insights into botanical and cultural aspects of this controversial yet immensely popular plant. The practical information provides an indispensable reference for the grower, while the lush photographs and entertaining, insightful essays make this a great book for the casual browser as well.

The Big Book of Buds, Volume 1: Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

by Ed Rosenthal

This full-color guide showcases the diversity of cannabis varieties. Stunning close-ups from the world's great breeders are accompanied by concise information about growing characteristics and bud quality. Engaging essays offer insights into marijuana's special botany and the culture that surrounds this controversial plant.

The Big Book of Buds, Volume 2: More Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

by Ed Rosenthal

The Big Book of Buds Volume 2 continues in the tradition of its predecessor by combining stunning, full-color photography with fun and clear descriptions of the characteristics that any gardener or connoisseur wants to know. With no strains repeated from Volume 1, this second volume supplements the first Big Book of Buds with another 100 of the latest and greatest marijuana strains commercially available in the world today.<P> No other book brings together as much information for choosing or identifying specific marijuana strains. Each variety is described with quick reference icons for immediate overview and sorting. An engaging text description also helps the enthusiast distinguish the unique qualities of each strain, including appearance, ripening time, and growing characteristics, as well as smell, taste and the texture of the high.<P> Interspersed throughout the book are short, engaging essays that offer insights into botanical and cultural aspects of this controversial yet immensely popular plant. The practical information provides an indispensable reference for the grower, while the lush photographs and entertaining, insightful essays make this a great book for the casual browser as well.

The Big Book of Buds, Volume 3: More Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

by Ed Rosenthal

This third volume of everyone's favorite marijuana resource book by the renowned Ed Rosenthal promises to follow in its predecessor's tradition and offer gardeners or connoisseurs the crucial information they want to know. Big Book of Buds brings together a tremendous amount of information on the plant and the newest varieties, with specific descriptions on appearance, ripening time and growing. Interspersed throughout are short engaging essays, interviews with the breeders and compelling images of the plants. This is a must have for all bud enthusiasts whether it be for a wish list, resource guide, or a coffee table book. Readers get an all-in-one guide offering a unique blend of useful, entertaining and practical information for the marijuana appreciator.

The Big Book of Buds, Volume 4: More Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

by Ed Rosenthal

The fourth volume of the Guru of Ganja's Big Book of Buds series is here with all new varieties from the world's greatest seed breeders. It is both an eye-catching coffee table book and the most informative, up-to-date variety resource guide available. The Big Book of Buds Volume 4 provides information for connoisseurs and gardeners alike: descriptions of appearance, cultivation preferences, range of highs, and medicinal qualities. Spanish and California strains are included for the first time, offering more outdoor selections to gardeners in southern climates. Exciting new award-winning varieties from Dutch and Canadian seed companies provide even more choices for everyone. With valuable gardening tips and insightful reflections on the role of marijuana as a social unifier and catalyst, this is the book for marijuana lovers and cannabis converts that are coming out of the closet.

Big Book of Colleges 2011 (College Prowler)

by Matt Hamman Amy Campbell Bridget Daley Megan Mclachlan Jen Vella

Choosing the perfect school can be an overwhelming challenge. Luckily, our Big Book of Colleges makes that task a little less daunting. We've packed it with overviews of our full library of single-school guides now more than 300 of the nation's top colleges and universities giving you some much-needed perspective on your search.

The Big Book of Rules

by Stephanie Spadaccini

An indispensable rule book for over 300 games we play For any game player who has ever wondered how to signal a cartoon in charades, whether a flush in spades beats an equivalent flush in diamonds, or what happens when an opposing player catches the dodgeball, this single, exhaustive guide holds all the answers. Written by Stephanie Spadaccini, former managing editor of GAMES magazine and a contributor to the bestselling Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series, The Big Book of Rules is the only book that covers a full array of outdoor and "anywhere" games, including:-Blindman's Bluff-Bingo-Crazy Eights-Charades-Hangman-Frisbee Golf-Marco Polo-Hearts-Spin the Bottle-Poker-Basketball-Volleyball-And more!

The Big Book of Rules

by Stephanie Spadaccini

An indispensable rule book for over 300 games we play For any game player who has ever wondered how to signal a cartoon in charades, whether a flush in spades beats an equivalent flush in diamonds, or what happens when an opposing player catches the dodgeball, this single, exhaustive guide holds all the answers. Written by Stephanie Spadaccini, former managing editor of GAMES magazine and a contributor to the bestselling Uncle John's Bathroom Reader series, The Big Book of Rules is the only book that covers a full array of outdoor and "anywhere" games, including: -Blindman's Bluff -Bingo -Crazy Eights -Charades -Hangman -Frisbee Golf -Marco Polo -Hearts -Spin the Bottle -Poker -Basketball -Volleyball -And more!

The Big Book of Women Saints

by Sarah Gallick

Most books about the saints are thin on women, especially contemporary women. Even Butler's LIVES OF THE SAINTS, the 'bible' of this category, lists far more men than women. No book about the saints could ignore such beloved early martyrs as Agnes of Rome and Lucy of Syracuse but this new book will introduce readers to many new women who have been canonized or beatified by Pope John Paul II. Of the more than 377 women mentioned in the book, 159 have been canonized or beatified since 1979. Approximately 100 of them lived in the twentieth century. This new book is also unique in that it uses the saint's own words wherever possible, taking advantage of newly discovered archives, memoirs and other primary sources. It will contain resources such as internet shrines and other websites, as well as little-known information on the canonization process.

The Big Book of Words You Should Know

by David Olsen Michelle Bevilacqua

Do you know what quatrefoil and impolitic mean? What about halcyon or narcolepsy? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay; studying for a test; or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

The Big Book of Words You Should Know

by David Olsen Justin Cord Hayes Michelle Bevilacqua

Do you know what quatrefoil and impolitic mean? What about halcyon or narcolepsy? This book is a handy, easy-to-read reference guide to the proper parlance for any situation. In this book you will find: Words You Absolutely Should Know (covert, exonerate, perimeter); Words You Should Know But Probably Don't (dour, incendiary, scintilla); Words Most People Don't Know (schlimazel, thaumaturgy, epergne); Words You Should Know to Sound Overeducated (ad infinitum, nugatory, garrulity); Words You Probably Shouldn't Know (priapic, damnatory, labia majora); and more. Whether writing an essay; studying for a test; or trying to impress friends, family, and fellow cocktail party guests with their prolixity, you will achieve magniloquence, ebullience, and flights of rhetorical brilliance.

The Big Bucket List Book

by Gin Sander

Everyone has a daunting "bucket list" of things to complete before they die. The problem? We spend too much time creating lists of what we want to achieve instead of just doing it. The Big Bucket List Book will transform the way you look at the world and the power you have to achieve your dreams. In this charming and practical collection, Gin Sander offers over 130 fresh ideas for infusing your life with a bit of glamor, adventure, and style for every budget and adventure level, including: Staying in a castle to channel your inner romantic (did we mention you could do it for free?) Joining a bike race in Tuscany or giving back with a humanitarian mission in Africa Taking a songwriting class as the next Joni Mitchell or Jack White Eating pie (need we say more?) It's time to stop listing, and start living! With this book in hand, you can make your next chapter the most enriching and personally fulfilling of them all...and maybe change the world while you're at it.

Big Design, Small Budget

by John Ha Betsy Helmuth

As seen on the TODAY Show!Homeowners and renters of all means dream of having a beautiful home. With the lingering recession, many of us have less to work with but still long to live in style. Big Design, Small Budget makes luxury an affordable reality. In this DIY home decorating handbook, Helmuth reveals insider tips and her tried-and-tested methods for designing on a budget.In the past year, Helmuth has shared her affordable design advice and step-by-step approaches with millions through live teaching workshops, guest columns, television appearances, and interviews. Now, she has distilled her expertise into this practical guide. The chapters follow her secret design formula and include creating a design budget, mapping out floor plans, selecting a color palette, and accessorizing like a stylist.It's time to start living in the home of your dreams without maxing out your credit cards. Learn how with Helmuth's Big Design, Small Budget!

Big Ideas in Brief

by Ian Crofton

Big Ideas in Brief provides an accessible and easily understood tour of 200 key concepts that really matter. The ideas covered come from a wide range of subjects-Philosophy, Religion, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, the Arts, and Science.A series of short and lively articles comprising a maximum of 200 words, accompanied by 100 illustrations, introduces a host of diverse topics, from Existentialism to Expressionism, from Consciousness to Constitutionalism, from Feminism to Free Trade, from Class to Cognitive Theory, from Reincarnation to Relativity-all explained simply and clearly.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Big Ideas in Brief

by Ian Crofton

Ian Crofton, former editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia, has written a wide range of other general reference books, including Philosophy (Teach Yourself Instant Reference) and Science Without the Boring Bits. With Big Ideas in Brief, Crofton provides an accessible tour of 200 key concepts that really matter. The ideas covered come from a wide range of subjects--Philosophy, Religion, Politics, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, the Arts, and Science. A series of short, lively articles, accompanied by 100 illustrations, introduces a host of diverse topics, from Existentialism to Expressionism, from Consciousness to Constitutionalism, from Feminism to Free Trade, from Class to Cognitive Theory, from Reincarnation to Relativityâ??all explained simply and clearly.From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Big Jewish Book for Jews

by Ellis Barbara Weiner Davilman

A hilarious compendium of traditional wisdom, recipes, and lore from the authors of the bestselling Yiddish with Dick and Jane. Modern Jews have forgotten cherished traditions and become, sadly, all- too assimilated. It's enough to make you meshugeneh. Today's Jews need to relearn the old ways so that cultural identity means something other than laughing knowingly at Curb Your Enthusiasm- and The Big Jewish Book for Jews is here to help. This wise and wise-cracking fully-illustrated book offers invaluable instruction on everything from how to sacrifice a lamb unto the lord to the rules of Mahjong. Jews of all ages and backgrounds will welcome the opportunity to be the Jewiest Jew of all, and reconnect to ancestors going all the way back to Moses and a time when God was the only GPS a Jew needed. Watch a Video

Big Little Book of Jewish Wit & Wisdom

by Sally Ann Berk

This small, chunky volume presents the witty, wonderful, deadpan and droll insight of the Jewish culture. Chapters on Wisdom, Mitzvahs, Dybbuks, Proverbs, Jokes, Curses, Conventions, Mores (ethics), Love & Marriage, Men & Women, Children & Family provide reflections gleaned from a wealth of ancient, traditional and modern sources. The range of wise observations on the ways of the world, snappy one-liners, stories and expressions captures the spirit of the Jews throughout the centuries. Illustrated with sixty watercolor paintings, The Big Little Book of Jewish Wit & Wisdom will delight and engage even the toughest Jewish mother.Some examples:When we hear a baby laugh, it is the loveliest thing that can happen to us.--Sigmund FreudA child's wisdom is also wisdom.--Yiddish proverbI don't believe in the afterlife, although I am bringing a change of underwear.--Woody AllenMay you lose all your teeth but one, and may that one have a cavity.--Anonymous (Yiddish curse)

Big Questions from Little People

by Gemma Elwin Harris

Illuminating and essential, Big Questions from Little People is a timeless gift, a handbook for curious children and their perplexed parents.Many of the questions children ask in the course of growing up can stump even the best educated adult: Why can't I tickle myself? Are we all related? Who named all the cities? Do aliens exist? What makes me me? Is it okay to eat a worm? Who invented chocolate? If the universe started from nothing, how did it become something? How do you fall in love? Who is God? How do chefs get ideas for recipes? Why are some people mean? This charming and informative collection has been compiled from schoolchildren's actual questions, which are answered by the world's greatest experts, including Mary Roach, Richard Dawkins, Philip Pullman, Bear Grylls, David Eagleman, Philippa Gregory, Noam Chomsky, and Mario Batali.

Big Questions from Little People

by Gemma Elwin Harris

Many of the questions children ask in the course of growing up can stump even the best educated adult: Why can't l tickle myself? Are we all related? Who named all the cities? Do aliens exist? What makes me me? Is it okay to eat a worm? Who invented chocolate? If the universe started from nothing, how did it become something? How do you fall in love? Who is God? How do chefs get ideas for recipes? Why are some people mean? This charming and informative collection has been compiled from schoolchildren's actual questions, which are answered by the world's greatest experts, including Mary Roach, Richard Dawkins, Philip Pullman, Bear Grylls, David Eagleman, Philippa Gregory, Noam Chomsky and Mario Batali

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