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by Elisabeth Sharp McKettaMost writers struggle with three things: how to get started, how to improve, and what to do with a finished piece of writing. The Creative Year: 52 Workshops for Writers is a fun, concise guidebook that illuminates a path for all three. Each workshop contains three parts: process, prompt, and venue. Used together, these techniques provide the scaffolding for a sustainable, fulfilling writing life.
by Dayna ReidThis revised edition of the book previously titled, “Sacred Ceremony,” includes: Step-by-step, informative chapters, which describe the elements of a wedding ceremony from beginning to end, and the choices people can make with each element. “Do-It-Yourself Wedding Ceremony” includes a wealth of wording and ceremony selections, to celebrate diverse styles, beliefs and traditions, from Christian to Zen, to the simple declarations of love that transcend tradition. Readers are given all the infor... more
by Donald Rattner
How do we foster the next Steve Jobs or Albert Einstein so as to compete in a global marketplace that rewards innovation? How do we cultivate creativity in our children so they grow up happy and self-fulfilled? How do we nurture the next Picasso? Award-winning architect, educator and author Donald Rattner answers these questions in his new book The Creativity Catalog: play with stuff, he says.
Not just any stuff, but a special class of household products specifically designed to cu... more
by Martia Bennett RachmanFrom New York Times Featured Author With more than 200 color photos of more than 40 common yoga postures, plus detailed instructions and intuitive cues, Yoga's Touch is an easy-to-use reference book designed to empower you to be a more effective, versatile and confident teacher. Martia Bennett Rachman, E-RYT 500 and LMBT, has taught thousands of classes and has trained hundreds of yoga teachers. Renowned for combining therapeutic touch with specific asanas to strengthen and heal the body, ... more
by Laura MorelliEvery traveler to Venice wants to go home with a special souvenir—a carnival mask, a piece of Murano glass, a handcrafted piece of lace. But selecting which mask or which goblet to buy can be an intimidating experience. How do you know if you’re buying something authentic, something made in Venice, something made in a traditional way? How do you gauge how much you should pay, and how do you know if you’re being ripped off? How do you determine if you have fallen prey to one of the city’s many to... more
by Leon KabaseleI, Leon Kabasele write book on African inter-religious dialogue I encourage African religions to take own, independent shape LONDON – “African Inter-religious Dialogue: Philosophy and Theology” (published by AuthorHouse UK) is my fifth book on religious discourse. It focuses on Africa’s religious diversity with the author’s research and analysis seeking to expose the importance of dialogue between religions. The book concerns itself with many issues relating to African theology and is meant... more
by Leon Kabasele‘Philosophy of Motivation’ helps readers find internal drive My book answers questions about motivation LONDON – Author I, Leon Kabasele wondered what was behind some people being intrinsically motivated while others struggled to come up with the drive to accomplish tasks. I began to delve into the makeup of the internal push that helps people reach their goals. My book, “Philosophy of Motivation: You Are the Master of Your Life.” (published by AuthorHouse UK), explains his findings.
by Cheryl RobsonFrom the breath-taking heights of the Luberon to the azure blue of the Mediterranean coast, delight in the sights and scents of the lavender, of pine trees wafting on the breeze and the taste of fruity wine and fresh seafood. Artists, painters, writers and discerning travellers from royalty to rock stars have long been attracted by the region’s bright light, perfect climate and joie de vivre. Take the road less travelled as you find out more about the extraordinary range of places and peop... more
by Springs Toledo"The Gods of War" is a celebration of stand-alone greatness and a study of the human condition, our shared potential, and the heavy hand of fate. By exploring the men behind the fighters and the fighters behind the legends, Toledo offers insights into the modern incarnation of an ancient sport not seen since A.J. Liebling's seminal "The Sweet Science" (1956).
by Elizabeth SilvermanWimsey the art-loving Bloodhound and his knowledgeable friend, Professor Pluto the French Bulldog take you on a whirlwind tour of the world's great art masterpieces that have been "improved" by Wimsey. Wimsey provides a short and entertaining account of each masterpiece and explains why his presence in the heart of the action is crucial to the painting's success. The Wimsey Institute of Houndish Art is a book devoted to the proposition that every picture looks better with a Hound in it--even if ... more
by Jonathan Harnum
This helpful book covers essential practice strategies and mindsets you won’t find in any other book. You’ll learn the What, Why, When, Where, Who, and especially the How of great music practice. This information comes from hundreds of research studies of practice, as well as first-hand conversations with world-class musicians in several genres of music.
Most writing about music practice is geared towards a classical music audience (band, orchestra, piano, etc.). This book i... more
by Ramy TadrosHave you ever wondered how to spruce up your writing? Or clear the clutter from your sentences? Or entice, engage, and entertain a specific audience? Do you know how to craft captivating sentences, by expanding propositions in a step-by-step process? By shaping left-, mid-, and right-branching structures? By tuning a verb's voice, wielding action verbs, and embracing rhetorical devices? As any wordsmith knows, fashioning exquisitely styled sentences forms the foundation for writing success... more
by Reza MashayekhiHere’s a book of English idioms, expressions, and phrases, and their meanings, along with sample sentences and the origins of some of these expressions. A number of humorous illustrations and some interesting expressions and proverbs from other languages and cultures have also been included. The author’s unique background as a non-native English speaker living and working in the U.S., and his experiences interacting with students and clients over the years, have helped make English Idioms And... more
by Allan KarlWhy does someone sell nearly everything he owns and then pack up to travel for three years—alone—on a motorcycle? World traveler, photographer, professional keynote speaker and author Allan Karl answers this question while bringing to life his three-year global adventure in a unique oversized, full-color, hardcover book, FORKS—A Quest for Culture, Cuisine, and Connection. FORKS was three years in the making and includes more than 700 original photographs and 40 recipes from all over the world to... more
by Janet Cheatham Bell
Black folks take whites much too seriously. (Except for the police. Everybody, and especially black men, has to be wary of them because you never know when a couple of them may have had a bad day.) Taking whites too seriously is just one of the things I write about in this collection of essays about identifying and using the power we have as members of the American body politic to work together for our common good. The essays are divided into three sections; the first nine essays are largely ... more
by Larry KilhamWinter of the Genomes explores how our economy and ecosystem will be impacted by artificial intelligence. I reveal some surprising outcomes including how robots could indirectly reduce global warming and how they could increase agricultural productivity. Must reading if your want to figure out how to live in the coming world of machines and climate change!