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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate-Di...
by Peter Wohlleben

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

September 13, 2016

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<p><strong>The first book in <em>New York Times</em> bestselling author Peter Wohlleben’s The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy. Book two, <em>The Inner Life of Animals</em>, is available now, and the third book, <em>The Secret Wisdom of Nature</em>, is coming in Spring 2019.</strong></p><br /><p>Are trees social beings? In this international bestseller, forester and author Peter Wohlleben convincingly makes the case that, yes, the forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, communicate with them, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, and even warn each other of impending dangers. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in his woodland.<br /><br />After learning about the complex life of trees, a walk in the woods will never be the same again.<br /><br /><em>Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist, by Dr.Suzanne Simard</em></p><p><em>Published in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.</em></p>
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Declut...
by Marie Kondō

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

October 14, 2014

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling guide to decluttering your home and the inspiration for the hit Netflix show <i>Tidying Up with Marie Kondo</i>.</b><br /><br /> Despite constant efforts to declutter your home, do papers still accumulate like snowdrifts and clothes pile up like a tangled mess of noodles?<br /><br /> Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo takes tidying to a whole new level, promising that if you properly simplify and organize your home once, you’ll never have to do it again. Most methods advocate a room-by-room or little-by-little approach, which doom you to pick away at your piles of stuff forever. The KonMari Method, with its revolutionary category-by-category system, leads to lasting results. In fact, none of Kondo’s clients have lapsed (and she still has a three-month waiting list). <br /><br /> With detailed guidance for determining which items in your house “spark joy” (and which don’t), this international bestseller featuring Tokyo’s newest lifestyle phenomenon will help you clear your clutter and enjoy the unique magic of a tidy home—and the calm, motivated mindset it can inspire.
Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a ...
by , Tim McGraw

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English

Pages

289

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • A celebration of American history through the music that helped to shape a nation, by Pulitzer Prize winner Jon Meacham and music superstar Tim McGraw</b><br /><br /><b>“Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw form an irresistible duo—connecting us to music as an unsung force in our nation's history.”—Doris Kearns Goodwin</b><br /><br /> Through all the years of strife and triumph, America has been shaped not just by our elected leaders and our formal politics but also by our music—by the lyrics, performers, and instrumentals that have helped to carry us through the dark days and to celebrate the bright ones.<br /><br />From “The Star-Spangled Banner” to “Born in the U.S.A.,” Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw take readers on a moving and insightful journey through eras in American history and the songs and performers that inspired us. Meacham chronicles our history, exploring the stories behind the songs, and Tim McGraw reflects on them as an artist and performer. Their perspectives combine to create a unique view of the role music has played in uniting and shaping a nation.<br /><br /> Beginning with the battle hymns of the revolution, and taking us through songs from the defining events of the Civil War, the fight for women’s suffrage, the two world wars, the Great Depression, the civil rights movement, the Vietnam War, and into the twenty-first century, Meacham and McGraw explore the songs that defined generations, and the cultural and political climates that produced them. Readers will discover the power of music in the lives of figures such as Harriet Tubman, Franklin Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Martin Luther King, Jr., and will learn more about some of our most beloved musicians and performers, including Marian Anderson, Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Duke Ellington, Carole King, Bruce Springsteen, and more.<br /><br /><i>Songs of America</i> explores both famous songs and lesser-known ones, expanding our understanding of the scope of American music and lending deeper meaning to the historical context of such songs as “My Country, ’Tis of Thee,” “God Bless America,” “Over There,” “We Shall Overcome,” and “Blowin’ in the Wind.” As Quincy Jones says, Meacham and McGraw have “convened a concert in<i> Songs of America</i>,” one that reminds us of who we are, where we’ve been, and what we, at our best, can be.
The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock Band
by , Mick Mars

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English

Pages

448

Publication Date

July 01, 2014

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<p><strong>NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL MOVIE STARRING MACHINE GUN KELLY, DANIEL WEBBER, DOUGLAS BOOTH, AND IWAN RHEON, DIRECTED BY JEFF TREMAINE.</strong></p><p>Celebrate thirty years of the world's most notorious rock band with the deluxe collectors' edition of <em>The Dirt</em>—the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred autobiography of Mötley Crüe. Fans have gotten glimpses into the band's crazy world of backstage scandals, celebrity love affairs, rollercoaster drug addictions, and immortal music in Mötley Crüe books like <em>Tommyland</em> and <em>The Heroin Diaries</em>, but now the full spectrum of sin and success by Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, and Mick Mars is an open book in <em>The Dirt</em>. Even fans already familiar with earlier editions of the bestselling exposé will treasure this gorgeous deluxe edition. Joe Levy at <em>Rolling Stone</em> calls <em>The Dirt</em> "without a doubt . . . the most detailed account of the awesome pleasures and perils of rock & roll stardom I have ever read. It is completely compelling and utterly revolting."</p>
Botanical Line Drawing: 200 Step-by-Step Flowers, Leaves, Cacti, ...
by Peggy Dean

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

July 24, 2018

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<b>From the artist behind the popular Pigeon Letters website, an easy, no-skills-necessary guide to drawing flowers, leaves, and cacti with 200 step-by-step prompts.</b><br /><br />Line drawing is an easy-to-master art form featuring illustrative, doodle-like designs. It's used widely among artists of many types with both fine and bold lines, creating different variations. <i>Botanical Line Drawing </i>teaches you how to start with the simplest doodles, building into more elaborate, delicate illustrations. This book focuses on the extremely popular subject matter of the natural world and includes flowers, leaves, succulents, houseplants, trees, branches, mushrooms, and more. These simple line drawings will allow you to branch out and have fun with your own personal style, as well as inspire you to add flourishes to other projects.
Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem: A Memoir
by Daniel R. Day

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

July 09, 2019

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER • “Dapper Dan is a legend, an icon, a beacon of inspiration to many in the Black community. His story isn’t just about fashion. It’s about tenacity, curiosity, artistry, hustle, love, and a singular determination to live our dreams out loud.”—Ava DuVernay, director of <i>Selma</i>, <i>13th</i>, and <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i></b><br /><br /> With his now-legendary store on 125th Street in Harlem, Dapper Dan pioneered high-end streetwear in the 1980s, remixing classic luxury-brand logos into his own innovative, glamorous designs. But before he reinvented haute couture, he was a hungry boy with holes in his shoes, a teen who daringly gambled drug dealers out of their money, and a young man in a prison cell who found nourishment in books. In this remarkable memoir, he tells his full story for the first time.<br /><br /> Decade after decade, Dapper Dan discovered creative ways to flourish in a country designed to privilege certain Americans over others. He witnessed, profited from, and despised the rise of two drug epidemics. He invented stunningly bold credit card frauds that took him around the world. He paid neighborhood kids to jog with him in an effort to keep them out of the drug game. And when he turned his attention to fashion, he did so with the energy and curiosity with which he approaches all things: learning how to treat fur himself when no one would sell finished fur coats to a Black man; finding the best dressed hustler in the neighborhood and converting him into  a customer; staying open twenty-four hours a day for nine years straight to meet demand; and, finally, emerging as a world-famous designer whose looks went on to define an era, dressing cultural icons including Eric B. and Rakim, Salt-N-Pepa, Big Daddy Kane, Mike Tyson, Alpo Martinez, LL Cool J, Jam Master Jay, Diddy, Naomi Campbell, and Jay-Z.<br /><br /> By turns playful, poignant, thrilling, and inspiring, <i>Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem</i> is a high-stakes coming-of-age story spanning more than seventy years and set against the backdrop of an America where, as in the life of its narrator, the only constant is change.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem</i></b><br /><br />“Dapper Dan is a true one of a kind, self-made, self-liberated, and the sharpest man you will <i>ever</i> see. He is couture himself.”<b>—Marcus Samuelsson, <i>New York Times </i>bestselling author of<i> Yes, Chef</i></b><br /><br />“What James Baldwin is to American literature, Dapper Dan is to American fashion. He is the ultimate success saga, an iconic fashion hero to multiple generations, fusing street with high sartorial elegance. He is pure American style.”<b>—André Leon Talley, <i>Vogue</i> contributing editor and author</b>
The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World's Most Expensive...
by Ben Lewis

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English

Pages

338

Publication Date

June 25, 2019

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<b>An epic quest exposes hidden truths about Leonardo da Vinci’s <i>Salvator Mundi,</i> the recently discovered masterpiece that sold for $450 million—and might not be the real thing.</b><br /> <br />In 2017, Leonardo da Vinci’s small oil painting the <i>Salvator Mundi </i>was sold at auction. In the words of its discoverer, the image of Christ as savior of the world is “the rarest thing on the planet.” Its $450 million sale price also makes it the world’s most expensive painting.<br /> <br />For two centuries, art dealers had searched in vain for the Holy Grail of art history: a portrait of Christ as the <i>Salvator Mundi </i>by Leonardo da Vinci. Many similar paintings of greatly varying quality had been executed by Leonardo’s assistants in the early sixteenth century. But where was the original by the master himself? In November 2017, Christie’s auction house announced they had it. But did they?<br /> <br /><i>The Last Leonardo</i> tells a thrilling tale of a spellbinding icon invested with the power to make or break the reputations of scholars, billionaires, kings, and sheikhs. Ben Lewis takes us to Leonardo’s studio in Renaissance Italy; to the court of Charles I and the English Civil War; to Amsterdam, Moscow, and New Orleans; to the galleries, salerooms, and restorer’s workshop as the painting slowly, painstakingly emerged from obscurity. The vicissitudes of the highly secretive art market are charted across six centuries. It is a twisting tale of geniuses and oligarchs, double-crossings and disappearances, in which we’re never quite certain what to believe. Above all, it is an adventure story about the search for lost treasure, and a quest for the truth.<br /><br /><b>Praise for </b><i><b>The Last Leonardo</b></i><br /><br />“The story of the world’s most expensive painting is narrated with great gusto and formidably researched detail in Ben Lewis’s book. . . . Lewis’s probings of the <i>Salvator</i>’s backstory raise questions about its historical status and visibility, and these lead in turn to the fundamental question of whether the painting is really an autograph work by Leonardo.”<b>—Charles Nicholl,<i> The Guardian</i></b><br /><br />“As the art historian and critic Ben Lewis shows in his forensically detailed and gripping investigation into the history, discovery and sales of the painting, establishing the truth is like nailing down jelly.”<b>—</b> <b>Michael Prodger, <i>The Sunday Times</i></b>
The Science Fiction Anthology
by , Philip K. Dick

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English

Pages

2539

Publication Date

July 14, 2019

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<p><b>This collection brings together some of the most incredible sci-fi stories ever told in one convenient, high-quality, low-priced Kindle volume!</b><br /><b>This book now contains several HTML tables of contents that will make reading a real pleasure!</b></p><p><br />The Sentimentalists, by Murray Leinster<br />The Girls from Earth, by Frank Robinson<br />The Death Traps of FX-31, by Sewell Wright<br />Song in a minor key, by C.L. Moore<br />Sentry of the Sky, by Evelyn E. Smith<br />Meeting of the Minds, by Robert Sheckley<br />Junior, by Robert Abernathy<br />Death Wish, by Ned Lang<br />Dead World, by Jack Douglas<br />Cost of Living, by Robert Sheckley<br />Aloys, by R.A. Lafferty<br />With These Hands, by C.M. Kornbluth<br />What is POSAT?, by Phyllis Sterling-Smith<br />A Little Journey, by Ray Bradbury<br />Hunt the Hunter, by Kris Neville<br />Citizen Jell, by Michael Shaara<br />Operation Distress, by Lester Del Rey<br />Syndrome Johnny, by Charles Dye<br />Psychotennis, anyone?, by Lloyd Williams<br />Prime Difference, by Alan Nourse<br />Doorstep, by Keith Laumer<br />The Drug, by C.C. MacApp<br />An Elephant For the Prinkip, by L.J. Stecher<br />License to Steal, by Louis Newman<br />The Last Letter, by Fritz Lieber<br />The Stuff, by Henry Slesar<br />The Celestial Hammerlock, by Donald Colvin<br />Always A Qurono, by Jim Harmon<br />Jamieson, by Bill Doede<br />A Fall of Glass, by Stanley Lee<br />Shatter the Wall, by Sydney Van Scyoc<br />Transfer Point, by Anthony Boucher<br />Thy Name Is Woman, by Kenneth O'Hara<br />Twelve Times Zero, by Howard Browne<br />All Day Wednesday, by Richard Olin<br />Blind Spot, by Bascom Jones<br />Double Take, by Richard Wilson<br />Field Trip, by Gene Hunter<br />Larson's Luck, by Gerald Vance<br />Navy Day, by Harry Harrison<br />One Martian Afternoon, by Tom Leahy<br />Planet of Dreams, by James McKimmey<br />Prelude To Space, by Robert Haseltine<br />Pythias, by Frederik Pohl<br />Show Business, by Boyd Ellanby<br />Slaves of Mercury, by Nat Schachner<br />Sound of Terror, by Don Berry<br />The Big Tomorrow, by Paul Lohrman<br />The Four-Faced Visitors of…Ezekiel, by Arthur Orton<br />The Happy Man, by Gerald Page<br />The Last Supper, by T.D. Hamm<br />The One and the Many, by Milton Lesser<br />The Other Likeness, by James Schmitz<br />The Outbreak of Peace, by H.B. Fyfe<br />The Skull, by Philip K. Dick<br />The Smiler, by Albert Hernhunter<br />The Unthinking Destroyer, by Roger Phillips<br />Two Timer, by Frederic Brown<br />Vital Ingredient, by Charles De Vet<br />Weak on Square Roots, by Russell Burton<br />With a Vengeance, by J.B. Woodley<br />Zero Hour, by Alexander Blade<br />The Great Nebraska Sea, by Allan Danzig<br />The Valor of Cappen Varra, by Poul Anderson<br />A Bad Day for Vermin, by Keith Laumer<br />Hall of Mirrors, by Frederic Brown<br />Common Denominator, by John MacDonald<br />Doctor, by Murray Leinster<br />The Nothing Equation, by Tom Godwin<br />The Last Evolution, by John Campbell<br />A Hitch in Space, by Fritz Leiber<br />On the Fourth Planet, by J.F. Bone<br />Flight From Tomorrow, by H. Beam Piper<br />Card Trick, by Walter Bupp<br />The K-Factor, by Harry Harrison<br />The Lani People, by J. F. Bone<br />Advanced Chemistry, by Jack Huekels<br />Sodom and Gomorrah, Texas, by R. A. Lafferty<br />Keep Out, by Frederic Brown<br />All Cats are Gray, by Andre Norton<br />A Problem in Communication, by Miles J. Breuer<br />The Terrible Tentacles of L-472, by Sewell Peaslee Wright<br />Marooned Under the Sea, by Paul Ernst<br />The Murder Machine, by Hugh B. Cave<br />The Attack from Space, by Captain S. P. Meek<br />The Knights of Arthur, by Frederik Pohl<br />And All the Earth a Grave, by C.C. MacApp<br />Citadel, by Algis Budrys<br />Micro-Man, by Weaver Wright<br />....</p>
JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream
by Katy Sprinkel

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English

Pages

112

Publication Date

January 22, 2019

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Jojo Siwa is simply unstoppable! Whether dancing, singing, acting, or making hilarious YouTube videos, JoJo has proven—at only 15—that she can do it all. JoJo Siwa: The Sweetest Dream has everything you need to know about this young star's rise to incredible success, from making a splash on shows like Abby's Ultimate Dance Competition and Dance Moms to releasing hit songs like "Boomerang" and "High Top Shoes" and performing all around the world. With dozens of full-color photographs, memorable quotes, and little-known facts, this is a must-have for all Siwanatorz!
Clickologie: Elevating Your Photography from Beginner to Pro
by Erin Summerill

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English

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Publication Date

November 04, 2014

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Focused, flawless photos are only a click away!<br /><br />This step-by-step guide to becoming a better photographer includes all the tips and tricks professionals use to capture the moments that matter most.<br /><br />Learn how to<br /><br />Correctly crop your photos before and after you shoot them<br />Apply universal design principles to your compositions <br />Choose the best aperture, shutter speed, and ISO<br />Take advantage of natural light<br />Use your camera wisely, no matter what you're wielding<br /><br />Go from amateur to amazing with the help of professional photographer Erin Summerill. Master the art of photography and enjoy taking the photos now that you'll treasure for years to come.

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