Mind Performance Hacks
Author: Ron Hale-Evans
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
"Tips & tools for overclocking your brain"--Cover.
Author: Kamil Michlewski
Design Attitude is a book for those who want to scratch beneath the surface and explore the impact design and designers have in organisations. It offers an alternative view on the sources of success and competitive advantage of companies such as Apple, where design plays a leading role. It sheds light on the cultural dynamics within organisations, where professional designers have a significant presence and influence. At its heart, the book asks a question: what is the nature of designers’ contribution that is truly unique to them as professionals? To answer this deceptively simple question the author combines a multitude of hours of ethnographic study inside the design community; in-depth interviews with executives and designers from Apple, IDEO, Wolff Olins, Philips Design, and Nissan Design; and a follow-up quantitative study. Since the author comes from a management and not a design background, the book offers a different perspective to most publications in the area of Design Thinking. It is a mirror held up to the community, rather than a voice from within. Design Attitude makes the compelling argument that looking at the type of the culture designers produce, rather than the type of processes or products they create, is potentially a more fruitful way of profiling the impact of design in organisations. With design being recognised as an important strategic framework by companies, not-for-profit organisations, and governments alike, this book is a distinct and timely contribution to the debate.
Author: Laurel Burch
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Laurel Burch knows her cats. Painted in glowing, jewel-like colors against vibrant, wildly patterned backgrounds, dozens of fantastic felines pounce, play, and pose in a captivating compendium of cat portraits. With annual sales of a half-million dollars for her cat-related lines alone, Burch has turned her exuberant felines into a booming business. Now, the same images that appear on her stupendously successful jewelry, apparel, and giftware are available in Fantastic Felines, her first and only book. Gloriously printed in brilliant colors, Fantastic Felines offers Laurel Burch's worldwide fans the complete collection of the cat images that have become her signature. This gorgeous, color-drenched book is a necessity for Laurel Burch collectors as well as a delightful gift for every cat lover.
Read and Soar
Author: Yomi Akinpelu
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
‘A truly inspirational book, full of very quotable quotes about books and reading. Very readable, it makes an ideal handbook for parents, with hints and tips on how to motivate children to read. It also considers ways in which reading empowers the individual and the benefits of reading to health and wellbeing. A treasure chest of ideas for those working with children and young people, it will ring many bells with professionals who seek to promote reading in all its aspects.’ Delyth Humphreys, National Year of Reading 2008 Wales Coordinator ‘This book is full of reasons why reading is a must for all –babies, children and adults. Reading will extend our imagination, bring our dreams to life and enrich our vocabulary. In the first seven chapters, the author draws on extensive research to answer our questions on ‘why read’? The quotes on reading, including those of great men and women through the ages further gives credence to the fact that reading has always been recognized as a quality and life changing activity for everyone. Chapters 8 and 9 tackle the all important challenge of getting our children and youth to read. Many parents and carers have run out of reasons and explanations to encourage their youngsters to read. Like me, you should memorize every word in this section and thus armed, return to battle. The results this time will be amazing.’ Esther Okwok, College Librarian, London ‘The author makes an impassioned plea to you through these pages to take reading seriously. She reminds us of how reading has the potential to shape and enhance our thinking, to guide us, people of all ages, to achieve our full potential. In this modern age of electronic entertainment, a challenge comes to pick up books and improve ourselves and our children. This is a wonderfully refreshing voice against the backdrop of 24-7 T.V.’ Graham Reilly, Primary School Teacher, Sidcup Kent Book reviews online: PublishedBestsellers website.
Light on the Page
Author: Ranald J. Macdonald
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
The poems of Ranald Macdonald show a unique imagination at work. His subjects are diverse, from the classical world of Egypt and Greece, to a celebration of nature, to the intimacies of personal relationships, all handled with a light, expert touch. The exploration is probing, but always sensitive, with an exquisite eye for the bright original image. From the entirely transparent, direct, statement, to complexities which take us into new emotional and intellectual territory, these poems have an impressive agility. There is a metaphysical quality to them which excites the mind, but their fine, gentle, knowing touch also stirs the heart. .."both the thought and the language are lucid and positive" Kathleen Raine, From The naming of the Beasts, Chapman Publishing 1996 "In these poems there are enquiry and wonder as well as a quiet spirituality which transcends the sectarianism of the European experience" Richard Montgomery, From Lapwing Publications, 2nd Collection "Mankind is the world's focus of meaning...though contentious humanism is a key...the book is saturated with religious consciousness." Basil du Tout, Lines review 143, December 1997 'The poems open the door to a realm that gives me deep spiritual peace. I feel so thankful that I found his words, they are a real treasure... I think he touched with his words a realm that is beyond words and that realm can never be destroyed, even when the words are missing." Annerose De Czuyenaire Royalties from this book are being donated to 'Cois Nore', the wonderful cancer support centre in Kilkenny, Ireland, from whom Ranald and his family received so much love and support during his illness. http: //www.coisnore.ie
Discusses techniques for cooking with chocolate and supplies numerous recipes for a wide range of chocolate cakes, cookies, pies, candies, pastries, and other desserts
Author: John Lescroart
When a homicide detective's daughter is killed, the aggrieved father pushes the main suspect for answers, D.A. Sharron Pratt sets out to revive her career by declaring war on the accused, and defense attorney Dismas Hardy struggles to ensure a fair trial.
Author: Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Publisher: Whitecap Books Limited
From the wind-carved canyons of Arizona to the crashing surf of the Oregon Coast, The America Series offers the armchair traveler to explore the nation`s most fascinating sites. Each offers an in-depth look at an individual state.
Have you ever wondered how the ideas behind the world’s greatest architectural designs came about? What process does an architect go through to design buildings which become world-renowned for their excellence? This book reveals the secrets behind these buildings. He asks you to ‘read’ the building and understand its starting point by analyzing its final form. Through the gradual revelations made by an understanding of the thinking behind the form, you learn a unique methodology which can be used every time you look at any building.
Smaller-sized notebooks are A6 size (148mm x 105 mm)?192 pages?Elastic band place holder?Ribbon bookmark?Acid-free/archival paper?Binding lies flat for ease of use.?Inside back cover pocket
This gorgeously illustrated book presents the life and work of Maria Sibylla Merian, who defied the conventions of her time to pursue her passion for documenting the natural world in all its glorious, and sometimes ferocious, detail. After more than fifteen years of marriage to a fellow artist and the birth of two daughters, Merian left her husband. She began to support herself by selling watercolors of insects, fruit, and flowers, eventually establishing an art business in Amsterdam with her daughters, Johanna Helen and Dorothea Maria. Merian's innovative compositional style--displaying the life cycle of an insect against the background of its host plant--developed out of her own careful and painstakingly recorded observations of insect metamorphoses. Ella Rietsma is the first author to attempt to separate Merian's work from that of her two daughters, who collaborated extensively with their mother. Writing in a lively, accessible style, Reitsma includes newly discovered drawings and fresh biographical details. This book coincides with an exhibition of Merian's work on view at the J. Paul Getty Museum from June 10 through August 31, 2008.
The Cities Book
Author: Lonely Planet Publications (Firm), Trent Holden, Anna Metcalfe
Publisher: Lonely Planet
Cities represent civilisation and human achievement: they are bubbling microcosms of virtues and vices, vanguards of technology and creative pursuits, incubators of traditions and melting-pots of diversity. More than half the world's population now lives in cities, and for travellers they hold an-endless fascination. Here we present the 200 most vibrant, diverse, hypnotic and chaotic cities in the world, ranked in order as voted for by people who know - Lonely Planet's staff, authors, and readers. The list is as diverse as the people that created it. Of course, there are the usual suspects: Paris, London, New York - but also the unfamiliar, the exotic, and the tiny: Abuja (Nigeria), Nuuk (Greenland), Saint-Denis (Réunion) and Ulaanbataar (Mongolia). Every city has its own personality, in the form of its streets and buildings and in its human architecture. Taking our cue from the buzz on the street, we have captured the flavour of each city through the eyes of the typical citizen: hot conversation topics, urban myths, the best places to eat and drink and to seek out after dark. It's a tempting cocktail for the urban adventurer.
"People come from far and wide to compete in the Arendelle Cup, an annual sleigh race that runs through the mountains and forests around the snowy kingdom. This year, Anna and Elsa are going to race for the first time! But when another team takes a shortcut on an unsafe path, Anna, Elsa, and Sven join up with the defending champs to rescue the cheaters!"--Page 4 of cover.