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In the wake of Katrina's devastation, a Jewish man looks back on his secular NOLA childhood.
Cyclogeography is about the bicycle in the cultural imagination and also a portrait of London as seen from the saddle. In the great tradition of the psychogeographers, Jon Day attempts to depart from the map and reclaim the streets of the city. Informed by several grinding years spent as a bicycle courier, he lifts the lid on the solitary life of the courier. Traveling the unmapped byways, shortcuts, and urban edgelands, couriers are the declining, invisible workforce of the city. The parcels they deliver keep things running. For those who survive the crushing toughness of the job, the bicycle can become what holds them together.
The aroma of home-made soup warming on the hob is one of life's great comforts. Whether you're longing for a winter-warming creamy, sweet-flavoured Parsnip and Nutmeg Soup on a cold and rainy day, or want to try the fresh Mediterranean flavors of a Chilled Tomato and Garlic Gazpacho for a sun-soaked summertime lunch outdoors, this book gives you everything you need to create bowls of delicious goodness in your own kitchen. Here you'll find a tureen-full of international flavors with tried-and-tested recipes. Try chowders from America, dals from India, Middle Eastern tagine soups, Scottish broths, Eastern European borschs, Japanese miso soups, Italian bean stews and pasta soups, and French classics such as onion soup and bouillabaisse. Whatever the size of your appetite, whatever the occasion, you'll find just the right soup in this mouth-watering collection of recipes, from simple and traditional to elegant and inventive, as well as countless ideas for the perfect accompaniment. Whether you're a beginner or a more experienced cook, you'll find it easy to master the art of soup-making with this one-stop guide for soup lovers.
Joining the ranks of classics like The Elements of Style and On Writing Well, Writing Without Bullshit helps professionals get to the point to get ahead. It's time for Writing Without Bullshit.Writing Without Bullshit is the first comprehensive guide to writing for today's world: a noisy environment where everyone reads what you write on a screen. The average news story now gets only 36 seconds of attention. Unless you change how you write, your emails, reports, and Web copy don't stand a chance.In this practical and witty book, you'll learn to front-load your writing with pithy titles, subject lines, and opening sentences. You'll acquire the courage and skill to purge weak and meaningless jargon, wimpy passive voice, and cowardly weasel words. And you'll get used to writing directly to the reader to make every word count.At the center of it all is the Iron Imperative: treat the reader's time as more valuable than your own. Embrace that, and your customers, your boss, and your colleagues will recognize the power and boldness of your thinking.Transcend the fear that makes your writing weak. Plan and execute writing projects with confidence. Manage edits and reviews flawlessly. And master every modern format from emails and social media to reports and press releases.Stop writing to fit in. Start writing to stand out. Boost your career by writing without bullshit.
Do you have an idea for something that you want to share with the world but don't know where to start? Want to make a living without selling your soul? Have a business plan but can't afford to buy anything up front? This book is for you.Punk Rock Entrepreneur is a guide to launching your own business using DIY methods that allow you to begin from wherever you are, right now. Caroline Moore talks (and illustrates!) you through the why and how of business operations that she learned over years booking bands, organizing fests, sleeping on couches, and making a little go a long way. Engaging stories and illustrations show you the ropes, from building a network and working distribution channels to the value of community and being authentic.With first hand accounts from touring bands and small business owners, this book gives you the inspiration and down-to-earth advice you'll need to get started working for yourself.
Perfect for fans of the Cupcake Diaries and the Babysitters Club, this series features best friends Brooke, Vanessa, Heather, and Tim, who are in charge and confidentially yours when writing their middle school newspaper's advice column.Tim Antonides is feeling pretty good about sixth grade. He's even begun to branch out and make some new guy friends. The only thing that could ruin his awesome reputation is his big secret--he performs Greek folk dances with his twin sister, Gabby . . . complete with a super embarrassing outfit. Only his family and closest friends know, and he's going to make sure it stays that way.But when the class bully, Ryan, discovers Tim's hidden talent, he blackmails Tim into completing a list of almost-impossible tasks. Can Tim get out from under Ryan's thumb and stay true to who he is without becoming the biggest laughingstock in school?
When Daisy Spencer wrote an erotic novella about the Seattle Sharks' backup quarterback and her #1 crush, Grant Parker, she never expected it to become a runaway bestseller. If anyone discovers she wrote the sexy story, her days as a flight attendant for the Sharks would be over. But once she gets to know the real man behind the fantasy, her heart may be in more danger than her job.Having Seattle fans think squeaky clean Grant is wild in bed is the last thing he needs--even if it might be closer to the truth than he will ever say. As he spends his days, and nights, with the gorgeous Daisy, he's not interested in going back to the lonely life he once led. But when the real author of the novella is finally outed, Grant and Daisy must both reveal the secrets they've hidden away or risk losing a love that's better than any fantasy.
What do you do when your son announces he is transgender and asks that you call her by a new name? Or what if your child uses a term you've never heard of to describe themselves (neutrois, agender, non-binary, genderqueer, androgyne...) and when you didn't know what they meant, they left the room and now won't speak to you about it? Perhaps your daughter recently asked you not to use gendered pronouns when referring to 'her' anymore, preferring that you use "they"; you're left wondering if this is just a phase, or if there's something more that you need to understand about your child. There is a generational divide in our understandings of gender. This comprehensive guidebook helps to bridge that divide by exploring the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising a teenager who may be transgender, non-binary, gender-fluid or otherwise gender-expansive. Combining years of experience working in the field with extensive research and personal interviews, the authors cover pressing concerns relating to physical and emotional development, social and school pressures, medical considerations, and family communications. Learn how parents can more deeply understand their children, and raise their non-binary or transgender adolescent with love and compassion.
A publishing event: Bestselling author Ken Liu selects his award-winning science fiction and fantasy tales for a groundbreaking collection--including a brand-new piece exclusive to this volume.With his debut novel, The Grace of Kings, taking the literary world by storm, Ken Liu now shares his finest short fiction in The Paper Menagerie. This mesmerizing collection features all of Ken's award-winning and award-finalist stories, including: "The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary" (Finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Theodore Sturgeon Awards), "Mono No Aware" (Hugo Award winner), "The Waves" (Nebula Award finalist), "The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species" (Nebula and Sturgeon award finalists), "All the Flavors" (Nebula award finalist), "The Litigation Master and the Monkey King" (Nebula Award finalist), and the most awarded story in the genre's history, "The Paper Menagerie" (The only story to win the Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy awards). A must-have for every science fiction and fantasy fan, this beautiful book is an anthology to savor.
Trying to forget her latest blind date from hell, Liz McShane silently bewailed the impossibility of finding the man of her dreams in 1990s New York. Returning home late on a Saturday night, alone with her thoughts, she never expected that she was about to collide with destiny. But a bump on her head, a fall through the doors of an arriving train...and Liz's whole world changed. Independent, blue-jean-clad Liz regained consciousness in what seemed to be the Roaring Twenties, amid Broadway's glittering lights...and face to face with Alex Aarronson, the famous composer who had died in a tragic 1935 plane crash. Dark-haired, tall, with a powerful body and ruggedly handsome face, Alec got up from his piano and walked into her life. Liz might be in the wrong era, but the feelings between her and Alec were unquestionably right. She was as certain of that as she was that she had been sent through the corridors of time for a reason. Yet Liz didn't know of the breathtaking adventure about to begin...and of the love that must change everything, past and future...or break her heart.
From Douglas Adams, the legendary author of one of the most beloved science fiction novels of all time, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, comes a wildly inventive novel--in trade paperback for the first time--of ghosts, time travel, and one detective's mission to save humanity from extinction.DIRK GENTLY'S HOLISTIC DETECTIVE AGENCYWe solve the whole crimeWe find the whole personPhone today for the whole solution to your problem(Missing cats and messy divorces a specialty) Douglas Adams, the "master of wacky words and even wackier tales" (Entertainment Weekly) once again boggles the mind with a completely unbelievable story of ghosts, time travel, eccentric computer geniuses, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, the end of the world, and--of course--missing cats.
Gain insight into the writings of Peter Drucker, one of management's greatest thinkers, with this digital collection curated by Harvard Business Review. "Managing Oneself," "What Makes an Effective Executive," "The Theory of the Business," "Why Read Peter Drucker," "What Peter Drucker Knew About 2020," and "Clay Christensen on Peter Drucker" will help managers and leaders better understand, and manage, the complex challenges they face in our volatile world.
Learn what it takes to build a great business with this digital collection curated by Harvard Business Review; it contains everything you need to know about entrepreneurship, from leadership traits and a willingness to fail to financial intelligence and tips for building a business case. Includes Financial Intelligence for Entrepreneurs; Fail Better; Heart, Smarts Guts, and Luck; Entrepreneur's Toolkit; HBR on Entrepreneurship; HBR Guide to Building Your Business Case; HBR Guide to Negotiating; How I Did It; and the Harvard Business Review articles "Five Stages of Small Business Growth," and "Why Entrepreneurs Don't Scale."
This Harvard Business Review digital collection will give you the confidence and tools you need to write and speak successfully. It includes the HBR Guide to Persuasive Presentations, by presentation expert Nancy Duarte; the HBR Guide to Better Business Writing, by writing expert Bryan A. Garner; the HBR Guide to Negotiating, by negotiation expert Jeff Weiss; Failure to Communicate, by consultant and coach Holly Weeks; as well as HBR's 10 Must Reads on Communication, Giving Effective Feedback, Running Meetings, How to Run a Meeting, and Managing Difficult Interactions.
Teams are fast becoming a flexible and efficient way to enhance organizational performance. This Harvard Business Review collection brings together the ideas and research from Jon Katzenbach and Douglas Smith, who argue that we cannot meet the challenges ahead, from total quality to customer service to innovation, without teams. This collection includes The Wisdom of Teams and The Discipline of Teams.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * From the author of The Eighty-Dollar Champion, the remarkable story of the heroic rescue of priceless horses in the closing days of World War II<P><P> In the chaotic last days of the war a small troop of battle-weary American soldiers captures a German spy and makes an astonishing find--his briefcase is empty but for photos of beautiful white horses that have been stolen and kept on a secret farm behind enemy lines. Hitler has stockpiled the world's finest purebreds in order to breed the perfect military machine--an equine master race. But with the starving Russian army closing in, the animals are in imminent danger of being slaughtered for food.<P> With only hours to spare, one of the Army's last great cavalrymen, American colonel Hank Reed, makes a bold decision--with General George Patton's blessing--to mount a covert rescue operation. Racing against time, Reed's small but determined force of soldiers, aided by several turncoat Germans, steals across enemy lines in a last-ditch effort to save the horses.<P> Pulling together this multistranded story, Elizabeth Letts introduces us to an unforgettable cast of characters: Alois Podhajsky, director of the famed Spanish Riding School of Vienna, a former Olympic medalist who is forced to flee the bomb-ravaged Austrian capital with his entire stable in tow; Gustav Rau, Hitler's imperious chief of horse breeding, a proponent of eugenics who dreams of genetically engineering the perfect warhorse for Germany; and Tom Stewart, a senator's son who makes a daring moonlight ride on a white stallion to secure the farm's surrender.<P> A compelling account for animal lovers and World War II buffs alike, The Perfect Horse tells for the first time the full story of these events. Elizabeth Letts's exhilarating tale of behind-enemy-lines adventure, courage, and sacrifice brings to life one of the most inspiring chapters in the annals of human valor.
Ribbit ribbit! Siblings Abby and Jonah are in for a surprise when the magic mirror in their basement pulls them into the classic story of The Frog Prince. Abby knows how the tale goes: the princess kisses the frog, and he transforms into a handsome prince. Right? WRONG. Turns out the princess is spoiled and mean, and wants nothing to do with the kindly little frog. It's up to Abby and Jonah to help their new friend, the frog, while also making sure the story doesn't spin out of control. But things are never easy when you're fracturing fairy tales!
The 22-Day Revolution Cookbook: The Ultimate Resource for Unleashing the Life-Changing Health Benefits of a Plant-Based Dietby Marco A. Borges Ryan Seacrest
From the author of the massive bestseller The 22-Day Revolution comes a plant-based cookbook full of the tools you need to live a healthier, happier life, with more than 150 all-new, mouth-watering recipes and customizable meal plans to create your own 22-Day Revolution program. Since health expert and exercise physiologist Marco Borges first introduced his groundbreaking plant-based program in The 22-Day Revolution, the revolution has become a movement, motivating thousands of readers and followers worldwide to take control of their health, lose weight, and create better habits in just 22 days. Now Marco shares more than 150 mouthwatering recipes he's cultivated over the years working with high-profile artists including Jay Z, Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell Williams, Gloria Estefan, Shakira, and Beyoncé--the food program is credited with creating some of the hottest bodies in Hollywood. Plant-based nutrition has taken center stage as more and more people achieve optimum health by significantly reducing their risk of serious health concerns like high cholesterol, heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. The 22-Day Revolution Cookbook creates the road map for the journey. If you're looking to kick-start a healthy lifestyle, Marco has created four customizable meal plans that will help you reach your weight-loss and fitness goals--from serious weight loss to maintaining and building muscle. From decadent classics such as Mac 'n' Cheese and juicy Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers to the innovative flavors of the Teriyaki Veggie Bowl with Meatless Balls and Walnut Chili--The 22-Day Revolution Cookbook will delight your family and bring the incredible benefits of a plant-based lifestyle into your home.Foreword by Ryan SeacrestFrom the Hardcover edition.
When two teenage brothers bungle a bank robbery, their attempt to hide the evidence is witnessed--aurally--by Terrence, a legally blind neighbor. Terrence tells his girlfriend, Nina, and her brother, who then disappears with a handgun. Nina is afraid of what he might do to the brothers. But she also has every reason to fear what the brothers will do to Terrence. Flash ingeniously interweaves the stories of two who are hellbent on a destructive path, two who stand in their way, and one whose actions may be the spark to set the whole thing off.
In Battle Cry Of Freedom, James M. McPherson presented a fascinating, concise general history of the defining American conflict. With What They Fought For, he focuses his considerable talents on what motivated the individual soldier to fight. In an exceptional and highly original Civil War analysis, McPherson draws on the letters and diaries of nearly one thousand Union and Confederate soldiers, giving voice to the very men who risked their lives in the conflict. His conclusion that most of them felt a keen sense of patriotic and ideological commitment counters the prevailing belief that Civil War soldiers had little or no idea of what they were fighting for. In their letters home and their diaries--neither of which were subject to censorship--these men were able to comment, in writing, on a wide variety of issues connected with their war experience. Their insights show how deeply felt and strongly held their convictions were and reveal far more careful thought on the ideological issues of the war than has previously been thought to be true. Living only eighty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Civil War soldiers felt the legacy and responsibility entrusted to them by the Founding Fathers to preserve fragile democracy--be it through secession or union--as something worth dying for. In What They Fought For, McPherson takes individual voices and places them in the great and terrible choir of a country divided against itself. The result is both an impressive scholarly tour de force and a lively, highly accessible account of the sentiments of both Northern and Southern soldiers during the national trauma of the Civil War.
This book elaborates on the distinction between societal innovation and social innovation. It provides eight case studies to illustrate the scope, process, outcome, and impact of societal innovation and social innovation. In addition, the book proposes a model for interested parties to maximize their contribution for the common social good in a systematic and effective way. Case studies are used to illustrate concepts for readers to grasp the real essence of the relatively abstract notions of societal innovation and social innovation. In doing so, the book shows how small efforts can bring big benefits for the under privileged and to society as a whole. This book serves as a helpful resource for government officials, social innovation practitioners, social entrepreneurs, Non Profit Organizations, as well as students who would like to contribute to the common social good.
Everyday knowledge offers opportunities for better understanding of significant issues of our times. Reflecting these themes this book places emphasis on community wisdom. The underpinning argument is that our instinctive urge for survival may not be enough if we do not share our collective knowledge and learn more about the everyday habits, beliefs and actions of communities spread across the region. Contributions from researchers active within local communities help build knowledge capacity and support for collaborative research.
This comparative study of European time transfers reveals the full extent of transfers in the form of unpaid work and highlights the existence of important gender differences in household time production. A large quantity of goods and services are produced by household members for their own consumption, without involving market transactions. Despite the economic and social importance of unpaid work, these productive activities are largely invisible to traditional national economic accounts. As a consequence, standard measures of intergenerational transfers typically ignore household production, and thus underestimate the overall value of goods and services produced over the life cycle; in particular, the economic contribution of females. The book uses a life course approach to offer policy-relevant insights into the effect of demographic and social change on intergenerational ties and gender inequality in household production.
This is the thirteenth volume in a series which presents current understanding of stem cells and cancer stem cells. This book presents many relevant topics including the different sources of cancer stem cells: the features, roles and clinical potential of stem cells emerge from engaging with this comprehensive work. Chapters explore molecular mechanisms underlying human somatic cell reprogramming to generate induced pluripotent stem cells and provide expert discussion of the advantages and limitations of applications of some of the stem cell types (pluripotent stem cells, neural stem cells). Many advances are explored, including the importance of stem cell markers in diagnosis, the role of stem cells in angiogenesis and a method for isolating multi potent endothelial-like cells from human adipose tissue, to name a few. Readers will also find a consideration of mathematical models and other quantitative tools which could facilitate research and discovery in the field. The editor's preface to the book and the series is particularly helpful in introducing the work presented in this volume. The detailed overviews, practical experience and insights of international expert authors presented in this handbook will be of value to both professional practitioners and scholars in basic research.
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