White Bucks and Black-Eyed Peas
Exploring what it means to be “young, black, and talented” in America—and the high cost of teetering precariously between two separate worlds—Mabry examines the twentysomething experience, and chronicles the rise of a young black man—from his ghetto childhood through his Stanford education to his emergence as one of Newsweek's bright, young stars.
Arthritis: Coping with Arthritis
Are you tired of battling joint pain, stiffness, and soreness? The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to manage your pain and lead a healthy life.Inside you’ll find expert advice and helpful tips on managing pain, dealing with uncertainty, and keeping a positive attitude. Living with arthritis can be challenging, but with the right guidance you can live a happy and healthy life.
The Lost Masters
Of all the games ever played in a sporting competition, never has an event been so bizarre and yet so fitting for its historical moment: the 1968 Masters.Anger gripped America's heart in April 1968. Vietnam and a bitter presidential contest sharpened the divides between races and generations, while protests and violence poisened the air. Then an assassin's bullet took the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Cities burned. The smoke had barely cleared when the Masters began. Never was the country more ready for distraction and escape--but could the orderly annual excitement of Palmer versus Nicklaus provide it? For a while, it could and it did--except that instead of a duel between golf's superstars, several unlikely members of the chorus stepped forward with once-in-a-lifetime performances. There was blunt-talking Bob Goalby, a truck driver's son from Illinois and former star football player; loveable Roberto De Vicenzo from Argentina, who charmed the galleries and media all week; and Bert Yancey, a Floridian who'd dropped out of West Point to face his private demons of mental illness. Just as the competition reached a thrilling crescendo, it all fell apart. The Masters, the best-run tournament in the world, devolved into a heart-wrenching tangle of rules, responsibility, and technicality. In a fascinating narrative that stops in Augusta, Buenos Aires, and Belleville, Illinois, bestselling author Curt Sampson finds the truth behind The Lost Masters. It's a story you'll never forget.
Through Euclid's Window Leonard Mlodinow brilliantly and delightfully leads us on a journey through five revolutions in geometry, from the Greek concept of parallel lines to the latest notions of hyperspace. Here is an altogether new, refreshing, alternative history of math revealing how simple questions anyone might ask about space -- in the living room or in some other galaxy -- have been the hidden engine of the highest achievements in science and technology.Based on Mlodinow's extensive historical research; his studies alongside colleagues such as Richard Feynman and Kip Thorne; and interviews with leading physicists and mathematicians such as Murray Gell-Mann, Edward Witten, and Brian Greene, Euclid's Window is an extraordinary blend of rigorous, authoritative investigation and accessible, good-humored storytelling that makes a stunningly original argument asserting the primacy of geometry. For those who have looked through Euclid's Window, no space, no thing, and no time will ever be quite the same.
Me llaman heroe (They Call Me a Hero)
Daniel Hernández ayudó a salvar la vida de la congresista Gabrielle Giffords, y la experiencia de su vida es fuente de verdadera inspiración en estas sentidas memorias en español.“Yo no me considero un héroe”, dice Daniel Hernández. “Hice lo que cualquier otra persona debió haber hecho. Héroes son aquellos que dedican toda su vida a ayudar a otros”. Cuando Daniel Hernández tenía veinte años trabajaba como pasante con la congresista Gabrielle Giffords. El 8 de enero de 2011, durante un evento titulado “El congreso en tu esquina”, alguien le disparó a Giffords. La agilidad mental de Daniel Hernández le salvó la vida a Giffords hasta que llegaron los paramédicos y la llevaron al hospital. Muchos han reconocido la valentía y heroísmo de Hernández, incluyendo al presidente Barack Obama. Sin embargo, aunque tal vez ese haya sido su momento más visible y de mayor fama, Daniel Hernández, Jr., es un extraordinario individuo que ha tenido ya muchos logros en su corta vida y se propone conquistar muchos más mediante su trabajo. Me llaman héroe explora la vida de Daniel, su carácter y los atributos que una persona joven necesita para superar la adversidad y convertirse en un héroe como Daniel. “Su relato es inspirador, no sólo por su valentía durante el tiroteo, sino también por su dedicación a promover la educación y el servicio público, incluyendo su nombramiento a la Comisión de Temas de LGBT de Tucson y su elección a la junta escolar local. Se incluyen fotografías de Hernández con su familia, amigos, colegas y figuras políticas” (Publishers Weekly).
Diabete: Weight Loss and Exercise
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with diabetes, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenges associated with this disease. The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to improve your health. One of the most effective ways to lower your blood glucose levels and to improve your health is to exercise more often. This easy-to-follow guide will help you to create a workout plan, set realistic goals, and get moving. Even the most dedicated couch potato will find ways to increase daily activity—and have fun doing it.
In perhaps the most creative and authoritative book on sensory branding ever written, international business legend Martin Lindstrom reveals what the world's most successful branding companies do differently -- integrating touch, taste, smell, sight, and sound -- with startling and measurable results. Based on the largest study ever conducted on how our five senses affect the creation of brands, BRAND sense explains Martin Lindstrom's innovative six-step program for bringing brand building into the twenty-first century. The study, covering over a dozen countries worldwide, was conducted exclusively for this book by Millward Brown, one of the largest business research institutions in the world. Drawing on countless examples of both product creation and retail experience, Lindstrom shows how to establish a marketing approach that appeals to all the senses, not simply the conventional reliance on sight and sound. Research shows that a full 75 percent of our emotions are in fact generated by what we smell, and the author explains how to capitalize on that insight. Included are innovative tools for evaluating a brand's place on the sensory scale, analyzing its future sensory potential, and enhancing its appeal to reach the broadest base of consumers. Lindstrom lists the top twenty brands for the future based on their sensory awareness. (The top three? Singapore Airlines, Apple, and Disney.) Among the book's many fascinating factual highlights are the following: That gratifying new-car smell that accompanies the purchase of a new car is actually a factory-installed aerosol can containing "new-car" aroma. Kellogg's trademarked crunchy sound and feel of eating cornflakes was created in sound labs and patented in the same way that the company owns its recipe and logo. Singapore Airlines has patented a scent that is part of every female flight attendant's perfume, as well as blended into the hot towels served before takeoff, and which generally permeates their entire fleet of airplanes. Starbucks' sensory uniqueness is far less strongly associated with the smell and taste of coffee than with the interior design of its cafés and its green and white logo. Hailed as the "World's Brand Futurist" by the BBC, Martin Lindstrom is one of the world's top entrepreneurial visionaries, who has changed the face of global marketing with twenty years of hands-on experience as an advertising CEO and adviser to Fortune 500 companies. Firmly steeped in scientific evidence and featuring sensory secrets of the most successful brand names, BRAND sense reveals how to transform marketing strategies into positive business results that no brand builder can afford to ignore.
The Everything Golden Retriever Book
The golden retriever is one of the most popular dogs in the country. In fact, according the American Kennel Club, it ranks second only to the labrador retriever in popularity. Known for their easy temperament and boundless enthusiasm, golden retrievers have the ability to become wonderful family pets - with some socialization and training, of course.The Everything Golden Retriever Book is a must-have for new and potential golden owners everywhere. Written by Gerilyn and Paul Bielakiewicz, cofounders of Canine University, The Everything Golden Retriever Book is packed with professional, breed-specific advice that helps readers raise, care for, and train their golden retrievers safely and successfully.The Everything Golden Retriever Book shows dog owners how to:Choose the right golden for their familySocialize their new goldenInstill good mannersFind the proper diet and exercise regimen for their goldenDeal with common health problemsPacked full of photos showing goldens in action, The Everything Golden Retriever Book is perfect for new and seasoned dog owners!
All Fishermen Are Liars
This “elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing” (Kirkus Reviews) shows us why life’s most valuable lessons—and some of its best experiences—are found while fly-fishing.For John Gierach, “the master of fly-fishing” (Sacramento Bee), fishing is always the answer—even when it’s not clear what the question is. In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels around North America seeking out quintessential fishing experiences, whether it’s at a busy stream or a secluded lake hidden amid snow-capped mountains. He talks about the art of fly-tying and the quest for the perfect steelhead fly (“The Nuclear Option”), about fishing in the Presidential Pools previously fished by the elder George Bush (“I wondered briefly if I’d done something karmically disastrous and was now fated to spend the rest of my life breathing the exhaust of this elderly Republican”), and the importance of traveling with like-minded companions when caught in a soaking rain (“At this point someone is required to say, ‘You know, there are people who wouldn’t think this is fun’”). And though Gierach loses some fish along the way, he never loses his passion and sense of humor. Wry, contemplative, and lively—that is to say, pure Gierach—All Fishermen Are Liars is a joy to read—and, as always, the next best thing to fishing itself. “From the early days…to his present cult status, Gierach’s candor and canniness at the water’s edge have been consistent…His grizzled, laconic persona is engaging and the voice of the common angler” (The Wall Street Journal).
It's Still the Economy, Stupid
When he took office in 2001, George W. Bush inherited the strongest economy in American history. He inherited the largest federal budget surplus in American history -- and the prospect of paying off the entire national debt in just eight years. He inherited a strong dollar and sound fiscal policy. He inherited a nation whose economy was so strong that commentators who just a decade before were predicting American decline were now complaining about American dominance.And yet, Dubya blew it. Squandered everything he'd inherited from President Clinton.We thought if Junior was good at anything, it was inheriting things.It's Still the Economy, Stupid is the story of how America's CEO -- our first MBA president -- has trashed our economy. It shows: How he wasted the surplus on massive tax cuts for the hyper-rich. How he talked down the economy for his short-term political gain, then passed an economic program that has put 1.8 million Americans out of work and cost investors $4.4 trillion. How he abandoned his free-trade rhetoric to adopt protectionist tariffs, effectively raising taxes on consumers. How he walked away from needed investments in education, training, and all the things that make us smarter, safer, and stronger economically. How he plans to go on from here to cripple Social Security and to allow the privileged to avoid even more taxes.It makes you wonder: What do they teach you at Harvard Business School?
I Was Right On Time
From Babe Ruth to Bo Jackson, from Cool Papa Bell to Lou Brock, Buck O'Neil has seen it all. As a first baseman and then manager of the legendary Kansas City Monarchs, O'Neil witnessed the heyday of the Negro leagues and their ultimate demise.In I Was Right on Time, he charmingly recalls his days as a ballplayer and as an African-American in a racially divided country. Whether he's telling of his barnstorming days with the likes of Satchel Paige and Josh Gibson or the day in 1962 when he became the first African-American coach in the major leagues, O'Neil takes us on a trip not only through baseball's past but through America's as well.
The Everything Guide to Anatomy and Physiology
A plain-English guide to the human body and how it worksLooking for a companion text for your anatomy and physiology class? Need a refresher for a course you took years ago? Or are you just interested in learning more about how the human body works? Professor Kevin Langford walks you through all the structures of the body, from cells to organs to systems and how they interact. This all-in-one guide covers all you need to know about anatomy and physiology, including:Scientific terminology for organs, systems, and functionsThe functions of each system in the bodyHow systems are formed, from conception through adulthoodDiseases and disorders that affect each system With simple explanations and dozens of illustrations, The Everything Guide to Anatomy and Physiology provides a detailed look into the wonders of the human body.
Black and Hispanic students are not learning enough in our public schools. Their typically poor performance is the most important source of ongoing racial inequality in America today. Thus, say Abigail and Stephan Thernstrom, the racial gap in school achievement is the nation's most critical civil rights issue and an educational crisis. It's no wonder that "No Child Left Behind," the 2001 revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, made closing the racial gap in education its central goal.An employer hiring the typical black high school graduate or the college that admits the average black student is choosing a youngster who has only an eighth-grade education. In most subjects, the majority of twelfth-grade black students do not have even a "partial mastery" of the skills and knowledge that the authoritative National Assessment of Educational Progress calls "fundamental for proficient work" at their grade.No Excuses marshals facts to examine the depth of the problem, the inadequacy of conventional explanations, and the limited impact of Title I, Head Start, and other familiar reforms. Its message, however, is one of hope: Scattered across the country are excellent schools getting terrific results with high-needs kids. These rare schools share a distinctive vision of what great schooling looks like and are free of many of the constraints that compromise education in traditional public schools.In a society that espouses equal opportunity we still have a racially identifiable group of educational have-nots -- young African Americans and Latinos whose opportunities in life will almost inevitably be limited by their inadequate education. When students leave high school without high school skills, their futures -- and that of the nation -- are in jeopardy. With successful schools already showing the way, no decent society can continue to turn a blind eye to such racial and ethnic inequality.
Thyroid Disease: Thyroid Disease and Your Weight
If you or a family member has been diagnosed with thyroid disease, you may feel overwhelmed by the challenges ahead. The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to improve your health.Inside you’ll find expert advice and helpful tips on understanding the thyroid’s effect on weight and the importance of a balanced diet and regular exercise. Living with thyroid disease can be challenging, but with the right guidance you can live a happy, and healthy life.
The Tao Of Horses
The Tao of Horses is a unique work that shows how these magnificent animals can serve as guides and mentors, transforming the lives of those who admire and love them. The author, an experienced journalist and horsewoman, brings to light observations and life lessons that are inspiring, thought-provoking and revelatory. Features reflections from such notable horse enthusiasts and professionals as: Jockey Julie Krone, the first woman in Thoroughbred Racing's Hall of Fame; Michael McMeel, who founded and directs a horse-orientated program for at-risk youth; Jockey Gary Stevens, who played George Woolf in the movie Seabiscuit; Gleaming with affection and reverence, this book is the perfect gift for horse riders and aficionados of all ages.
A Tear at the Edge of Creation
For millennia, shamans and philosophers, believers and nonbelievers, artists and scientists have tried to make sense of our existence by suggesting that everything is connected, that a mysterious Oneness binds us to everything else. People go to temples, churches, mosques, and synagogues to pray to their divine incarnation of Oneness. Following a surprisingly similar notion, scientists have long asserted that under Nature’s apparent complexity there is a simpler underlying reality. In its modern incarnation, this Theory of Everything would unite the physical laws governing very large bodies (Einstein’s theory of relativity) and those governing tiny ones (quantum mechanics) into a single framework. But despite the brave efforts of many powerful minds, the Theory of Everything remains elusive. It turns out that the universe is not elegant. It is gloriously messy. Overturning more than twenty-five centuries of scientific thought, award-winning physicist Marcelo Gleiser argues that this quest for a Theory of Everything is fundamentally misguided, and he explains the volcanic implications this ideological shift has for humankind. All the evidence points to a scenario in which everything emerges from fundamental imperfections, primordial asymmetries in matter and time, cataclysmic accidents in Earth’s early life, and duplication errors in the genetic code. Imbalance spurs creation. Without asymmetries and imperfections, the universe would be filled with nothing but smooth radiation. A Tear at the Edge of Creation calls for nothing less than a new "humancentrism" to reflect our position in the universal order. All life, but intelligent life in particular, is a rare and precious accident. Our presence here has no meaning outside of itself, but it does have meaning. The unplanned complexity of humankind is all the more beautiful for its improbability. It’s time for science to let go of the old aesthetic that labels perfection beautiful and holds that "beauty is truth." It’s time to look at the evidence without centuries of monotheistic baggage. In this lucid, down-to-earth narrative, Gleiser walks us through the basic and cutting-edge science that fueled his own transformation from unifier to doubter—a fascinating scientific quest that led him to a new understanding of what it is to be human.
The Everything Yorkshire Terrier Book
Yorkshire terriers are one of the most loveable, loyal, and playful breeds around - which explains why they're continually among the top ten most popular breeds in America! Their humble size makes them ideal for smaller homes and apartments, too. As lively, attentive companions, Yorkies exhibit as much energy as their larger canine counterparts - without taking up all the space! Written by pet expert Cheryl Smith, The Everything Yorkshire Terrier Book is the one handbook you need to help you and your Yorkie make the most of your special bond. With professional advice on nutrition, health care, and grooming, you'll soon become well versed in all your Yorkie's needs.The Everything Yorkshire Terrier Book helps you:Train and socialize your YorkieDevelop a balanced diet and exercise routineTeach effective disciplineIdentify common health problemsChoose a veterinarianAnd moreWith advice like this, your Yorkie is in good hands - yours!
The Trouble With Testosterone
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize From the man who Oliver Sacks hailed as “one of the best scientist/writers of our time,” a collection of sharply observed, uproariously funny essays on the biology of human culture and behavior.In the tradition of Stephen Jay Gould and Oliver Sacks, Robert Sapolsky offers a sparkling and erudite collection of essays about science, the world, and our relation to both. “The Trouble with Testosterone” explores the influence of that notorious hormone on male aggression. “Curious George’s Pharmacy” reexamines recent exciting claims that wild primates know how to medicate themselves with forest plants. “Junk Food Monkeys” relates the adventures of a troop of baboons who stumble upon a tourist garbage dump. And “Circling the Blanket for God” examines the neurobiological roots underlying religious belief. Drawing on his career as an evolutionary biologist and neurobiologist, Robert Sapolsky writes about the natural world vividly and insightfully. With candor, humor, and rich observations, these essays marry cutting-edge science with humanity, illuminating the interconnectedness of the world’s inhabitants with skill and flair.
Fibromyalgia: Medications and Alternative Fibromyalgia Treatments
Looking for information on traditional and alternative treatments for fibromyalgia? The Everything® Healthy Living Series is here to help. These concise, thoughtful guides offer the expert advice and the latest medical information you need to manage your pain and lead a healthy life.Inside you’ll find expert advice and helpful tips on deciding the best course of treatment for you, including information on traditional medications and alternative treatments. As you deal with treating fibromyalgia, the more you know about your options, the better you will be able to take charge of your condition.
Twist it! Braid it! Loc it! Enjoy the freedom and beauty of naturally textured hair.Textured hair styles like Locs, Braids, Twists, Cornrows, and Knots are all the rage, adorning the heads of celebrities, athletes, and everyday folk now more than ever before. Yet, the actual caring, styling, and maintenance of textured hair still remains a mystery to many. Now, Diane Da Costa, celebrity stylist and master designer of natural hair, unravels the tresses of textured hair, providing readers with information on the proper care of natural hair as well as a step-by-step guide on achieving various exciting styles. Textured Tresses will help you: -Identify and celebrate the texture you were born with (whether it's wavy, curly, very curly, or tightly coiled) -Keep your hair healthy and strong by using hair products and tools correctly and managing stress effectively -Select the right stylist and salon to suit your hair care needs -Transition from chemically relaxed hair to natural hair safely -Experiment with color, weaves, and chemicals -Achieve the styles you admire on your favorite movie stars and recording artists Packed throughout with photos, illustrations, and special celebrity sections, Textured Tresses is a must-have whether you already twist, coil, loc, or want to learn how to begin.
The Bride's Survival Guide
Everyone knows how overwhelming planning a wedding can be, so what's a bride-to-be to do? It's much easier to learn what not to do, and let everything fall into place for a lovely, unforgettable wedding. This guide tells you what not to do with plenty of etiquette and money-saving tips.Included in the book is advice like: Mistake #11: Getting bossed into inviting too many guests; Mistake #89: Getting a cheap aisle runner; Mistake #146: Wearing troublesome undergarments; and more. Each entry is ranked with an icon, such as major catastrophe or money-waster. This book advises on entertainment, wardrobe, toasts, décor, locations, family, guests, budget, vendors, wedding party, and more.Don' be blindsided by mistakes that plague every bride and groom. With this book, you'll figure them out ahead of time and have no regrets on your perfect day.