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200 Vegan Recipes

by Emma Jane Frost

Whether for health or environmental reasons, the number of people in the UK opting to follow a vegan lifestyle has soared - there are now an estimated one million vegans. In response to this popularity, vegan food has become more accessible, higher in quality and better value for money. Whether you're new to veganism and looking to experiment with healthy and environmentally-friendly alternatives to your favourite foods, or a seasoned vegan, this book is sure to inspire your dishes and tantalise your tastebuds. However you choose to eat, the key to a satisfying diet is variety, and with 200 mouth-watering recipes, you'll never be short of inspiration, and you can easily make vegan food a regular part of your life. From quick snacks and light lunches to decadent dinner party delights, Hamlyn All Colour: 200 Vegan Recipes is every vegan's essential new kitchen companion.

Talking Books: Pioneering and Beyond

by Marilyn Lundell Majeska

Although libraries had been finding ways to serve blind patrons as early as the late nineteenth century, the passage of the Pratt-Smoot Act in 1931 was a game-changer. Congress appropriated funds to provide books for blind adults, and the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped was established. The five decades after Pratt-Smoot saw many technological developments in recording machines and techniques, some coming hand in hand with innovations in the music industry: from record players, to reel-to-reel tapes, to cassette players. Inevitably, the "talking books" program would always be a compromise between the best possible product and the limitations of what was practical and economically feasible. Author Majeska synthesizes information from interviews and old files to compile a detailed history of talking books from 1932 to 1988--before computers changed the whole scene.

Despicable Me 3: Agnes Loves Unicorns!

by Universal

The Minions are back! Join your favorite yellow friends, along with Agnes, Edith, and Margo, on a new, hilarious adventure in this beautiful hardcover picture book that is based on the highly anticipated blockbuster movie Despicable Me 3!Agnes has two lifelong dreams: One is to be adopted into a loving family (completed!) and the other is to have a pet unicorn. Explore Agnes's love of unicorns inside this lovely picture book--and join her as she goes on her biggest adventure yet--to capture a unicorn!Despicable Me 3 is a trademark and copyright of Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal. All Rights Reserved.

Moon Tahiti

by David Stanley

South Pacific expert David Stanley knows the best way to vacation in Tahiti, from browsing the Papeete market to snorkeling off the island of Moorea. David also includes unique trip ideas like The Best of French Polynesia and Underwater in the Tuamotu Islands. Complete with details on taking lagoon tours and jeep safaris, lounging in Polynesian spas, and partaking in lavish seafood buffets, Moon Tahiti gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

My Life in France

by Julia Child Alex Prud'Homme

Julia Child singlehandedly created a new approach to American cuisine with her cookbook Mastering the Art of French Cooking and her television show The French Chef, but as she reveals in this bestselling memoir, she was not always a master chef. Indeed, when she first arrived in France in 1948 with her husband, Paul, who was to work for the USIS, she spoke no French and knew nothing about the country itself. But as she dove into French culture, buying food at local markets and taking classes at the Cordon Bleu, her life changed forever with her newfound passion for cooking and teaching. Julia's unforgettable story - struggles with the head of the Cordon Bleu, rejections from publishers to whom she sent her now-famous cookbook, a wonderful, nearly fifty-year long marriage that took them across the globe - unfolds with the spirit so key to her success as a chef and a writer, brilliantly capturing one of the most endearing American personalities of the last fifty years.From the Trade Paperback edition.

Girldrive

by Nona Willis Aronowitz Emma Bee Bernstein

What do young women care about? What are their hopes, worries, and ambitions? Have they heard of feminism, and do they relate to it?These are just a few of the questions journalist Nona Willis Aronowitz and photographer Emma Bee Bernstein set out to answer in Girldrive. In October 2007, Aronowitz and Bernstein took a cross-country road trip to meet with the 127 women profiled in this book, ranging from well-known feminists like Kathleen Hanna, Laura Kipnis, Erica Jong, and Michele Wallace, to women who don't relate to feminism at all. The result of these interviews, Girldrive is a regional chronicle of the struggles, concerns, successes, and insights of young women who are grappling-just as hard as their mothers and grandmothers did-to find, define, and fight for gender equity.

The Indian Equator: Mark Twain's India Revisited

by Ian Strathcarron

"Dear me! It is a strange world. Particularly the Indian division of it." Mark Twain's quip arose in the course of an around-the-world lecture tour. Driven by financial necessity, the famed humorist and student of human nature undertook a year-long series of far-flung engagements that would provide both ready cash and the material for one of his most successful books: Following the Equator, which recounts the author's experiences during a two-and-a-half-month sojourn through India.A century after the publication of Following the Equator, Ian Strathcarron re-creates Twain's itinerary. Strathcarron -- who followed Twain's journey through the Middle East in a previous travel book, Innocence and War -- begins in Bombay, faithfully retracing his predecessor's steps through Benares, Calcutta, Darjeeling, Delhi, Lahore, and other stops along the Grand Tour of 1896. The modern-day writer offers fascinating insights into the region's timeless qualities as well as the rampant changes that have occurred in the course of the past century.

Mirror of Destiny

by Andre Norton

Few authors have achieved such renown as World Fantasy Life Achievement honoree and Science Fiction Writers of America Grand Master Andre Norton. With the love of readers and the praise of critics, Norton's books have sold millions of copies worldwide.The king's lottery has determined that Twilla, a young orphaned apprentice of a renowned wise woman, must marry--for only the wedded can survive the terrible fate awaiting those who penetrate the primeval forest. Altered by a talisman of great power, she escapes her unwanted lot and joins a commander's tragically blinded son on a remarkable journey from peril to peril. For they are the chosen who must rescue the vanquished of an ancient war of magic's . . . and shape the destiny of a bloody, disputed land.

The Life and Times of Herbert Chapman

by Patrick Barclay

The definitive story of the father of modern football, Herbert Chapman. Herbert Chapman, the boss of the all-conquering Arsenal team of the 1930s, was the father of all football managers, arguably the greatest of all time and certainly the most imaginative. Much of the game's scenery, including floodlights and numbered shirts, was pioneered by Chapman. The legacy of his tactical approach also survives to this day: fast and lethal counter-attack was his invention. As a player, a bustling attacker, Chapman was a relative journeyman. He moved into management at the age of 29 with Northampton Town, and from then it was a swift climb to remarkable eminence. At Huddersfield in the 1920s he built a team that was to win three consecutive League titles. When he left for Arsenal and the richer potential of the capital, his new club - which, like Huddersfield, had won nothing before his arrival - became the most famous in the world. Arsenal were champions in 1931 and two years later completed their own hat-trick of titles. Although the 55-year-old Chapman died prematurely before the second title was celebrated at Highbury, his bequest has proved immortal. Patrick Barclay's perceptive and highly informed biography weaves Chapman's story into the momentous times through which he lived: the profound tragedy of the First World War into which several of his players were drawn, the subsequent General Strike and Depression, and the rise of Fascism. Among those influenced by his footballing legacy are such Arsenal successors as George Graham (who made a close study of his life) and Arsene Wenger, who was fully aware of Chapman's special place in the pantheon before taking over at Highbury in 1996. Chapman had the name of its nearest Tube station changed from Gillespie Road to Arsenal, but it was more than a club that he put on the map. As Sir Matt Busby, the builder of Manchester United, was to assert, Herbert Chapman changed the game of football.

Strand der Wünsche

by Sue Brown Jutta Grobleben

Fortsetzung zu Einsamer StrandBuch 2 in der Serie - StrandNach einem aufregenden Urlaub auf der Isle of Wight, in dem er die Liebe seines Lebens kennengelernt hat, lässt Sam Owens Liam Marshall nach Michigan zurückkehren, um seine Wohnung endgültig aufzulösen, damit sie den Rest ihres Lebens zusammen verbringen können. Als er Liam plötzlich nicht mehr erreichen kann, macht Sam sich Sorgen. Er rechnet sogar mit dem Schlimmsten, deshalb verpflichtet er seinen Bruder, den British Metropolitan Police Officer Paul Owens dazu, ihm zu helfen, Liam zu finden und ihn rechtzeitig zur Hochzeit wieder nach Hause zu bringen. Paul hat keine Hemmungen, sich in das Rätsel auf der anderen Seite des Großen Teichs einzuschalten, außerdem sieht Paul sehr gut aus und ist offen bisexuell, alles sehr zu Entsetzen von Detective Olaf Skandik aus Wisconsin. Olaf ist ein ehemaliger Soldat und immer noch ungeoutet, denn er arbeitet jetzt bei der Polizei. Er ist frustriert und gefangen in den Mauern, die er selbst um sich errichtet hat. Als er Paul kennenlernt, beginnt er, sich zu fragen, ob es an der Zeit ist für eine Veränderung. Während er nach dem vermissten Verlobten seines Bruders sucht, lernt Paul auch Olaf besser kennen. Bald vermischen sich Pflicht und Vergnügen und eine Romanze entsteht, auf die sie vielleicht eine gemeinsame Zukunft aufbauen können.

Four Great Restoration Comedies

by William Wycherley

When England's theaters reopened in 1660, 18 years after being closed by an act of Parliament, audiences embraced the witty and satirical dialogue spoken by "plain folks" characters--it was a new era in drama. The four comedy classics featured in this one convenient collection are typical of the works popularized during one of the most exciting and innovative periods in English theater.Brimming with bawdy and satirical comedies and rampant with notorious womanizers, amorous adventure, and marital discord are works by William Wycherley (The Country Wife), Sir George Etherege (The Man of Mode), Aphra Behn (The Rover), and Sir John Vanbrugh (The Relapse).

LIFE Paradise Found: 100 Places - Beautiful Beyond Belief

by The Editors of Life

LIFE takes you on a beautiful tour of some of the world's most exquisite and exotic natural settings. We travel to the canyons of Kauai and the white-sand beaches of Australia's Gold Coast. LIFE Paradise Found includes the work of some of the world's most accomplished travel photographers, accompanied by inspiring, poetic text.

The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director

by Thomas Chippendale

Thomas Chippendale (1718-79) was the most famous and most skilled of England's master cabinet-makers. So synonymous with excellence in design and craftsmanship was he that his name has been given to the most splendid period of English furniture design.In 1774, Chippendale issued a catalogue of all his designs, a magnificent compilation of 160 engraved plates representing the prevailing furniture styles, particularly the French (Louis XXV), Gothic, and Chinese-manner pieces for which he was best known. The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director, the most important and thorough catalogue of furniture designs that had ever been published in England, was enormously influential, spreading quickly throughout the Continent and the colonies and guiding the style and construction of furniture everywhere. A second edition was formed the following year, and a third in 1762. Today this classic collection is a very rare and highly valued work.This volume is an unaltered and unabridged republication of the 1762 edition of The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director. The articles of furniture depicted are extremely varied: chairs, sofas, canopy and dome beds, window cornices, breakfast tables, shaving tables, commodes, chamber organs, cabinets, candle stands, cisterns, chimney pieces, picture frames, frets, and other decorations. The plates contain elegant drawings that show the unique combination of solidity of construction and lightness and grace that was the Chippendale trademark, along with many construction diagrams, elevations, and enlargements of moldings and other details. In addition to the plates, this volume also includes a supplement of photographs of sixteenth-century Chippendale-style pieces, including some executed by Chippendale, complete captions to the photos, and a short biographical sketch of Chippendale by N. I. Bienenstock, editor of Furniture World.The Gentleman and Cabinet-Maker's Director is an indispensable guide for antiquarians, furniture dealers, and collectors, and a treasury of ideas for today's designers. Art lovers and other readers will also find it a delightful browsing book.

Green Jobs for a New Economy: State and Federal Workforce Training

by Peterson'S

Looking for two-year schools with sustainability programs? These easy-to-read profiles are organized by state and province, and include the following information for accredited two-year schools in the United States, U.S. territories, and Canada that responded to Peterson's Survey of Sustainability Efforts in Higher Education online survey: Sustainability Initiatives, Academics, Student Services and Green Events, Food, Transportation, Buildings and Grounds, Recycling, Energy, Purchasing, and Contact Information. Featuring exclusive bonus section, "What Does Being Green Mean," which examines the current interest in sustainability, President Obama's "New Energy for America" program, and key green terms and definitions, with links to more than 20 green job boards and over 30 U.S. and global organizations that support sustainability.

The Anti-Christ

by H. L. Mencken Friedrich Nietzsche

This is Nietzsche's last book and a fitting capstone to his career. It's succinct, biting, and encapsulates the criticisms of Christianity found in his other works. This edition contains an 8,000-word introduction by its translator, the famous iconoclastic writer H. L. Mencken.

The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche

by H. L. Mencken

The first book on Nietzsche ever to appear in English, this examination by legendary journalist H. L. Mencken is still one of the most enlightening. Mencken wrote this book while still in his 20s, but his penchant for thoroughness was evident even at that young age--in preparation for writing this book, he read Nietzsche's works in their entirety, mostly in the original German. A brief biographical sketch is followed by clear and thorough explanations of Nietzsche's basic concepts and attitudes. Analyzed are Nietzsche's much-misunderstood concept of the superman, his concept of eternal recurrence, his rejection of Christianity, and his basic rationalism and materialism. Included are two essays on Nietzsche that appeared in Mencken's magazine The Smart Set subsequent to the publishing of the original edition of this book. Nearly a century after its original publication, this remains one of the clearest, most concise, and entertaining introductions to Nietzsche to date.

An Understdable Guide to Music Theory: The Most Useful Aspects of Theory for Rock, Jazz, and Blues Musicians

by Chaz Bufe

This guide explains the most useful aspects of theory in clear, nontechnical language. Areas covered include scales (major, minor, modal, synthetic), chord formation, chord progression, melody, song forms, useful devices, (ostinato, mirrors, hocket, etc.), and instrumentation. It contains over 100 musical examples.

The Crimes of Love

by Marquis De Sade

Who but the Marquis de Sade would write, not of the pain, tragedy, and joy of love, but of its crimes? Murder, seduction, and incest are among the cruel rewards for selfless love in these stories; tragedy, despair, and death the inevitable outcome. Sade's villains will stop at nothing to satisfy their depraved passions, and they in turn suffer under the thrall of love. Psychologically astute and defiantly unconventional, these tales show Sade at his best. A skilled and artful storyteller, he is also an intellectual who asks questions about society, about ourselves, and about life, for which we have yet to find the answers.

Neo-Classical Furniture Designs: A Reprint of Thomas King's "Modern Style of Cabinet Work Exemplified," 1829

by Thomas King

Influential guide displays over 300 Grecian designs: fire screens, sofas, couches, chairs, footstools, commodes, sideboards, washstands, bedsteads,and many other items.

Engravings by Hogarth

by William Hogarth

Rake's Progress, Harlot's Progress, Ilustrations for Hudibras, Before and After, Beer Street, and Gin Lane, 96 more. Commentary by Sean Shesgreen.

Breakthrough Creativity

by Lynne C. Levesque

Howard Gardner's classic book Multiple Intelligences exploded the myth that intelligence can be measured along a single dimension. Now Lynne Levesque shows that creativity, like intelligences, exists in a variety of forms, and demonstrates that high-performance organizations need to make use of creativity in all its dimensions. It takes more than just "thinking outside the box" to build a flexible, adaptive organization that will survive competitive battles, grow and prosper, and provide the environment that attracts and keeps the best talent. On the basis of her research in personality, innovation and creativity, as well as her experience helping top executives achieve their full potential, Levesque describes eight distinct creative talents. People of each talent have a unique way of looking at challenges, collecting data and generating creative solutions. Breakthrough Creativity describes in individual chapters how each talent works, how each contributes to the creative process and how each can improve decision making, team building and strategic planning and thinking. Breakthrough Creativity brings to life the stories and rich experiences of working individuals around the world to help readers discover their own creative talents and use them to further their professional and personal lives.

Competency-Based Human Resource Management

by William J. Rothwell Linda K. Kemp Deborah Jo King Stern David D. Dubois

Force-fitting employees into a "job box" shortchanges both the employees and the organization, according to David Dubois and William Rothwell. The more effective method is to fit employee talents to the work that must be accomplished. Competency-Based Human Resource Management describes how to reinvent the human resource department so that job competencies, rather than job descriptions, become the foundation for all HR efforts. The authors show HR professionals how to identify the key competencies that distinguish best-in-class performers-or "exemplars"-from average performers and use them as the basis for all HR functions, including planning, recruiting and selecting, training and performance development. This new model of performance management unleashes the power of exemplary performers across all job categories, resulting in enhanced employee satisfaction and significant gains in productivity. With decades of practical HR experience, Dubois and Rothwell recognize that a powerful concept alone cannot transform organizations. Competency-Based Human Resource Management provides a wide variety of planning tools, checklists, worksheets and other practical aids to help HR professionals make the transition from a work-based environment to a competency-based foundation for human resource management.

Decent People, Decent Company

by Robert L. Turknett Carolyn N. Turknett Kent C. Nelson

The inspiring people who lead with integrity, move things forward, garner commitment from others and are willing to ask the tough questions when necessary are the real leaders who generate and sustain cultures of character in organizations. Decent People, Decent Company puts the power to develop the core qualities of leadership character into the hands of anyone dedicated to bringing integrity, respect and personal responsibility back to the workplace. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience working with hundreds of CEOs, managers and teams, this innovative husband-and-wife team provides both the inspiration and the tools to help people move from asking "Why don't they?" to asking "What can I?" With their original and dynamic Leadership Character Model, the Turknetts have captured the essence of what it takes to revitalize attitudes and behavior, unleash leadership integrity and reinvigorate organizations. Decent People, Decent Company identifies the eight essential traits of leadership character: empathy, emotional mastery, lack of blame, humility, accountability, courage, self-confidence and focus on the whole. In chapters that focus on each quality, dozens of leaders bring to life the struggles and triumphs of developing the behaviors of character and ethical leadership required to bring out the best in everyone.

Effective Teaching, Effective Learning: Making the Personality Connection in Your Classroom

by Alice M. Fairhurst Lisa L. Fairhurst

Written to help teachers develop more effective strategies for working with their students, this book explores the teaching and learning styles for the sixteen MBTI© personality types. Teachers learn to identify the strengths and limitations of their own styles and are given practical advice on how to reach students whose learning styles differ from their favored teaching method. Also included are specific steps for handling conflict, academic problems, and interpersonal issues as well as suggestions for matching instructional materials and methods to learning styles.

Great Leadership

by Antony Bell

The demand for leadership that is both competent and principled is essential to a business or an organization. Leadership development expert, Antony Bell, offers an easy workable template involving knowledge, skill and talent combined with the inner qualities of a leader that drive noble actions. Great Leadership is for any leader looking to take charge of his or her growth.This book compiles the research and writings of eminent thinkers like: Rosabeth Moss Kanter, Warren Bennis, Daniel Goleman and John Kotter in order to make leadership development as simple as possible. Bell introduces his "Three Dimensions of Leadership" model, and plenty of practical tools to help assess how to achieve leadership superiority when directing organizations, operations and people.By integrating leadership development with organizational development, Bell demonstrates the results when employees align with the organization's mission, commit to improving their productivity and collectively contribute to improving the corporate bottom line..

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