Series: Andy Warhol Was a HoarderInside the Minds of History's Great PersonalitiesHardcoverClaudia Kalb9781426214660$28.00PSYCHOLOGY Feb 02, 2016
Was Andy Warhol a hoarder? Did Einstein have autism? Was Frank Lloyd Wright a narcissist? In this surprising, inventive, and meticulously researched look at the evolution of mental health, acclaimed health and science journalist Claudia Kalb gives readers a glimpse into the lives of high-profile historic figures through the lens of modern psychology, weaving groundbreaking research into biographical narratives that are deeply embedded in our culture. From Marilyn Monroe’s borderline personality disorder to Charles Darwin’s anxiety, Kalb provide... + Read More
Series: The Art of RiskThe New Science of Courage, Caution, and ChanceHardcoverKayt Sukel9781426214721$28.00PSYCHOLOGY Mar 01, 2016
Are risk-takers born or made? Why are some more willing to go out on a limb (so to speak) than others? How do we weigh the value of opportunities large or small that may have the potential to change the course of our lives? These are just a few of the questions that author Kayt Sukel tackles, applying the latest research in neuroscience and psychology to compelling real-world situations. Building on a portfolio of work that has appeared in such publications as Scientific American, Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, and more, Sukel offers... + Read More
Series: Fortify Your LifeYour Guide to Vitamins, Minerals, and MoreHardcoverTieraona Low Dog9781426216688$34.00HEALTH & FITNESS Feb 02, 2016
Health-conscious consumers read nutritional labels, but it’s nearly impossible to get the nutrients we need with diet alone. To get the USDA-recommended daily quota of vitamin D, for example, you need to eat 15 eggs or 26 sardines; of iron, 414 almonds or 15 cups of broccoli. So we rely on nutritional supplements—vitamins and minerals, probiotics and enzymes—but the variety of pills, products, and elixirs on the market today is overwhelming. And, as we have seen in recent news, some of these products are downright fakes. Trusted natural health ... + Read More
The allure of Great Britain's natural beauty, famously refined culture, and storied history has long attracted visitors. The guide explores all regions, including the countries of Scotland and Wales, covering every corner of this diverse and beguiling land. From venerable Westminster Abbey and the cutting edge art at the Tate Modern museum in London to Shakespeare's scenic hometown of Stratford-Upon-Avon to John Lennon's boyhood home in Liverpool, it's all here. Veteran travel author Christopher Somerville, a native Englishman, guides you shire... + Read More
Discover the best of Provence and explore its charming towns and cities, medieval abbeys, storybook castles, and Roman monuments. Follow this guided tour through its magical landscapes—fields of red poppies, fragrant lavender, olive trees, and sunflowers. The tour begins in Avignon, famed for its Palais des Papes, and moves into the surrounding countryside, including Orange and its Roman-era coliseum, and the charming hill towns of Gordes, Roussillon, and Bonnieux. On to the Bouches du Rhone, featuring Arles, van Gogh’s old haunt; Les Baux and ... + Read More
In this inspiring book, best-selling author and “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan uses decades of experience to reveal the many ways that dogs and people can enrich each other’s lives, sharing eight essential life lessons imparted by a group of very special dogs he’s trained over the years. From his roster of celebrity clients to his reality television series, Cesar Millan is America’s most sought-after dog behavior expert. Now, he reveals the amazing ways that our pets can teach us. In this affecting book, he shares eight heartwarming stories abou... + Read More
Perfect for tour planning and on-the-ground use, this guide will prove indispensable on any expedition to explore Civil War history in America. Packed with color photographs, more than 600 historic battlefield and additional Civil War related sites, walking tours, 50 detailed maps, and the collective expertise of Civil War historians and dozens of park service experts, this handy, practical guide offers comprehensive information on the more than 384 sites recognized by the National Park Service as official battlefield locations, including the m... + Read More
In time for the National Park's 100th birthday, this flagship, best-selling guide is fully revamped and updated with all new text, photographs, and design. National Geographic writers hit all 59 national parks—including Pinnacles, the newest in the crown—for intensive on-the-ground research. 300 photos and 80 colorful maps complete the extraordinary package. Practical and comprehensive coverage includes engaging, individual park descriptions and brief history, travel planning tips, itineraries and directions, activities, park lodges and hotels,... + Read More
Series: Great American Eating ExperiencesLocal Specialties, Favorite Restaurants, Food Festivals, Diners, Roadside Stands, and MorePaperbackNational Geographic9781426216398$32.00TRAVEL Mar 29, 2016
Follow the locals to their favorite foods throughout the United States, state by state, with the help of this gorgeously packaged travel planner. Anchored by regional specialties and the best places to sample them, Great American Eating Experiences serves up real-deal comfort foods like New Orleans Po’ Boys and Chesapeake crab cakes, sprinkled with fun food factoids, food surprises, and more. Go beyond the Internet basics and discover the country’s most authentic food experiences. As an added bonus, GPS coordinates for each destination make sur... + Read More
Series: Life From ScratchA Memoir of Food, Family, and ForgivenessPaperbackSasha Martin9781426216534$18.95COOKING Mar 01, 2016
Witty, warm, and poignant, food blogger Sasha Martin’s memoir about cooking her way to happiness and self-acceptance is a culinary journey like no other. Over the course of 195 weeks, food writer and blogger Sasha Martin set out to cook—and eat—a meal from every country in the world. As cooking unlocked the memories of her rough-and-tumble childhood and the loss and heartbreak that came with it, Martin became more determined than ever to find peace and elevate her life through the prism of food and world cultures. From the tiny, makeshift kit... + Read More
Series: MonticelloThe Official Guide to Thomas Jefferson's WorldHardcoverLeslie Greene Bowman9781426215063$21.99TRAVEL Mar 01, 2016
For the first time, Monticello has an official guidebook that reflects the unique statesman and inventor Thomas Jefferson, his home, and his world. Showcasing the recent restoration of the home and plantation, it features information about the slaves of Mulberry Row, as well as the state-of-the-art visitor and education center. Each of the guide’s 144 pages is designed to showcase the topics in its five chapters: Thomas Jefferson, Before Your Visit, The House, The Plantation, and the Neighborhood. Photographs, art and cutaways, and maps accompa... + Read More
A household necessity, COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERBS & SPICES offers everything you need to know about how herbs and spices can enhance your cooking and improve your life. Learn to use lavender to soothe headaches, plant your own mint for a refreshing addition to any tea, or whip up a batch of Dutch cinnamon cookies. Whether you harvest from your own garden or stock up at the grocery store, this robust guide is your go-to for recipes, natural remedies, preventative therapies, and more. This book combines scientific information, like the physical effe... + Read More
This beautifully illustrated guidebook by Alaska and Northwest expert Bob Devine covers ports of call large and small all along the Inside Passage and Alaska’s ragged southern coastlines, including Seattle, Vancouver, Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau, Icy Strait Point, Glacier Bay National Park & Preserve, Haines, Skagway, Cordova, Valdez & Whittier, Seward, Kenai Fjords National Park, Homer & Kachemak Bay, Anchorage, Denali National Park & Preserve, Kodiak Island, and Alaska Peninsula & Aleutians. You’ll find vital information on... + Read More
This is the definitive guidebook to the enchanting island that bears the legacy of many Mediterranean cultures from centuries of trade and occupation. Written by expert Italy travel writer and National Geographic Expeditions guide Tim Jepson, this guidebook contains everything you need to make your visit to Sicily an enriching, engaged, and unforgettable experience. Beginning with an in-depth history of the island and an informative look at Sicily today, the guidebook takes you through the popular entry port of Palermo, followed by Syracuse ... + Read More
See the best of Istanbul with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide, written by a seasoned travel writer, conjures the spirit of the place in elegant text enhanced stunning photography. More than just a guidebook, Walking Istanbul is full of information about the city and its people.
See the best of London with 15 carefully curated itineraries, written by an expert travel writer, that showcase the city’s finest sights. Fun features include in-depth looks at major icons, “best of” lists of quintessential things to see and do, and insider information full of local knowledge. A “travel essentials” section has planning tips and hand-picked hotels. Travelers will find top-notch, streamlined, and useful information that goes beyond the Internet basics to ensure a rewarding, authentic, and memorable urban experience.
See the best of Milan with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit of the place enhanced by stunning photography. More than just a guidebook, Walking Milan is full of information about the city and its people.
See the best of New York with 15 carefully curated itineraries, written by an expert travel writer, that showcase the city’s finest sights. Fun features include in-depth looks at major icons, “best of” lists of quintessential things to see and do, and insider information full of local knowledge. A “travel essentials” section has planning tips and hand-picked hotels. Travelers will find top-notch, streamlined, and useful information that goes beyond the internet basics to ensure a rewarding, authentic, and memorable urban experience.
See the delights of Paris with 15 carefully curated itineraries, written by an expert travel writer, that showcase the city’s best sights. Fun features include in-depth looks at major icons, “best of” lists of quintessential things to see and do, and insider information full of local knowledge. A “travel essentials” section has planning tips and hand-picked hotels. Travelers will find top-notch, streamlined, and useful information that goes beyond the internet basics to ensure a rewarding, authentic, and memorable urban experience.
Experience the magic of Rome with 15 carefully curated itineraries, written by an expert travel writer, that showcase the city’s best sights. Fun features include in-depth looks at major icons, “best of” lists of quintessential things to see and do, and insider information full of local knowledge. A “travel essentials” section has planning tips and hand-picked hotels. Travelers will find top-notch, streamlined, and useful information that goes beyond the Internet basics to ensure a rewarding, authentic, and memorable urban experience.
Series: Ten Prayers That Changed the WorldExtraordinary Stories of Faith That Shaped the Course of HistoryHardcoverJean-Pierre Isbouts9781426216442$30.00RELIGION Mar 01, 2016
From time immemorial, prayer has provided comfort in our darkest hours, stirred us to action beyond what we thought possible, and shown us the way through seemingly insurmountable challenges. In this engaging tour of world history, author and historian Jean-Pierre Isbouts takes us on an inspiring tour of ten prayers that played a pivotal role in world events—from the divine inspiration of Joan of Arc to Martin Luther’s powerful hymn, “A Mighty Fortress is our God”; from Abraham’s poignant plea to save his son to George Washington’s prayerful wo... + Read More
Series: Amazing MomsLove and Lessons From the Animal KingdomHardcoverRachel Buchholz9781426216671$11.95PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 29, 2016
For all the remarkable mothers in your life, this book shares the wisdom of the animal kingdom's most caring mothers and showcases the power of a mother's love through beautiful images and quotes. A tribute to moms, this elegant book of thanks and appreciation is the perfect way to show how much she means to you. Page after page of adorable animal photographs and heartfelt celebrations of motherhood in the animal kingdom make this a charming keepsake for every mom. What better way to share words of gratitude and express your love for the mom,... + Read More
Series: The Art of CalmPhotographs and Wisdom to Balance Your LifeHardcoverRebecca Ascher-Walsh9781426216374$19.95PHOTOGRAPHY Mar 29, 2016
Let’s face it: the more we rush around, the shorter the days can seem. Packed with page after page of inspirational ideas to help you bring your life back to center, this is the perfect antidote to reducing the chaos of everyday life. Filled with exquisite photographs and insightful quotations, this elegant book offers an opportunity to enjoy guilt-free “me” time, as well as easy suggestions for a more peaceful existence—from keeping a bud vase on your desk to tucking yourself into bed an hour early with a book you love. The brilliant images ar... + Read More
Handy, authoritative, and easy-to-read, this field guide to the insects of North America is part of the growing National Geographic Pocket Guide series. This guide provides spot-on descriptive information, authoritative photography and illustrations, and key facts in a handy, easy-to-reference volume. This book includes selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to help identify each species. Beautifully designed and illustrated, with logical organization and bulleted information, these pocket guides are useful in the field or... + Read More
This field guide combines spot-on descriptive information, definitive photography, animal track silhouettes, and key facts in a handy, easy-to-reference volume. Including selected photography and newly commissioned art and graphics to help identify each mammal species, this book includes tips on how to observe, track, and identify mammals in nature. Beautifully designed and illustrated, with logical organization and bulleted information, this pocket guide is useful in the field or as an in-home reference.
Series: 1,001 Ways to Live WildA Little Book of Everyday AdventuresHardcoverBarbara Ann Kipfer9781426216664$19.95SELF-HELP Mar 29, 2016
Bestselling author Dr. Barbara Ann Kipfer pours her creativity into an irresistible book of bite-size inspiration for leading an adventurous, happy, and fulfilling life. Filled with light-hearted quick hits of encouragement for anyone looking for a jolt of "get out there and live." Short entries—musings, things to do, and inspirational quotes—are paired with stunning artwork, creating a beautiful keepsake to give as a gift or to keep on your bedside table. Presented as one continuous list accompanied by whimsical sidebars and thought-provokin... + Read More
Series: The Blue Zones SolutionEating and Living Like the World's Healthiest PeoplePaperbackDan Buettner9781426216558$19.99HEALTH & FITNESS May 30, 2017
In this groundbreaking book, Dan Buettner reveals how to transform your health using smart eating and lifestyle habits gleaned from new research on the diets, eating habits, and lifestyle practices of the communities he’s identified as “Blue Zones”—those places with the world’s longest-lived, and thus healthiest, people, including locations such as Okinawa, Japan; Sardinia, Italy; Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula; Ikaria, Greece; and Loma Linda, California. With the audacious belief that the lifestyles of the world’s Blue Zones could be adapted... + Read More
On the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great, this lavishly illustrated reference about ancient Greece presents the amazing history through gripping stories; the rise and fall of the phenomenal empire; the powerful legacy left by ancient Greece for the modern world; and the new discoveries shedding light on these ancient people that are still so much with us. Even today, Greek art and architecture dominate our cities; modern military strategists still study and employ Hellenic war tactics; Greek poet... + Read More
Series: No Dream Is Too HighLife Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the MoonHardcoverBuzz Aldrin9781426216497$29.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Apr 05, 2016
Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he’s gathered through his event-filled life—both in outer space and on earth—in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation. Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He is a world-class hero, a larger-than-life figurehead, best known of a generation of astronauts whose achievements surged in just a few years from first man in space to first men on the moon. Now he pauses to reflect and share what he has learned, from t... + Read More
A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death—and be restored to life.After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma—a “rapidly fatal” form of cancer—journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on ... + Read More
Series: Veterans VoicesRemarkable Stories of Heroism, Sacrifice, and HonorHardcoverRobert H. Miller9781426216381$45.00PHOTOGRAPHY Apr 26, 2016
Through intimate photographs and poignant stories, this heart-rending book showcases the courage, heroics, and sacrifice of selected U.S. soldiers and veterans. This deeply moving, timely celebration of veterans highlights the heroes in our midst by bringing these brave men and women to life. Veterans Voices blends beauty and impact and gorgeous photographic displays with inspiring storytelling.
Series: The Rose HotelA Memoir of Secrets, Loss, and Love From Iran to AmericaPaperbackRahimeh Andalibian9781426216541$20.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 02, 2017
In this searing memoir, Rahimeh Andalibian struggles to make sense of two brutal crimes: a rape, avenged by her father, and a murder, of which her beloved oldest brother stands accused. Her journey, eloquently and intimately told, is a tribute to the resilience of families everywhere.Andalibian takes us first into her family’s tranquil, jasmine-scented days of prosperity in Mashhad. Iran, where she and her brothers grow up in luxury at the Rose Hotel, owned by her father. In the aftermath of hte 1979 revolution the family is forced to flee: fir... + Read More
As Star Trek celebrates its 50th anniversary, this book reveals the real science behind its fantastic and beloved fictions, inviting readers to step outside, gaze up at the night sky, and observe some of the destinations the Starfleet has visited. Many of the galactic destinations featured in Star Trek over the years—multiple star systems, alien worlds, supernova explosions, emission nebulae, voracious black holes—are scientifically valid, so much so that one can step out and view them in the night sky. In this book astronomy educator Andrew Fa... + Read More
With more than 470 maps and graphics, this atlas delivers award-winning cartography with superbly designed and amazingly informative maps and graphics providing accurate coverage of the whole world. Including introductory sections for each continent and the flags and country facts at the end of each continental section, this atlas features stunning satellite images that portray unique physical geography and highlights the sprawling extent of major cities.