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The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet Mary Oliver In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it before I knew at all who I was what I was what I wanted to be So begins Upstream a collection of essays in which revered poet Mary Oliver reflects on her willingness as a young child and as an adult to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature Emphasizing the significance of her childhood friend Walt Whitman through whose work she first understood that a poem is a temple a place to enter and in which to feel and who encouraged her to vanish into the world of her writing Oliver meditates on the forces that allowed her to create a life for herself out of work and love As she writes I could not be a poet without the natural world Someone else could But not me For me the door to the woods is the door to the temple Upstream follows Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her and the responsibility she has inherited from Shelley Wordsworth Emerson Poe and Frost the great... thinkers and writers of the past to live thoughtfully intelligently and to observe with passion Throughout this collection Oliver positions not just herself upstream but us as well as she encourages us all to keep moving to lose ourselves in the awe of the unknown and to give power and time to the creative and whimsical urges that live within us more
A paradigm-smashing chronicle of joyous entanglement that will make you acknowledge your own entanglement in the ancient and ever-new web of being Charles Foster author of Being a BeastAre 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 After learning about the complex life of trees a walk in the woods will never be the same again Includes a Note From a Forest Scientist by Dr Suzanne Simard
The New York Times bestselling winner of the 2016 James Beard Award for General Cooking and the IACP Cookbook of the Year Award A grand tour of the science of cooking explored through popular American dishes illustrated in full color Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that s perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it How to make homemade mac n cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff but far tastier How to roast a succulent moist turkey forget about brining and use a foolproof method that works every time As Serious Eats s culinary nerd-in-residence J Kenji L pez-Alt has pondered all these questions and more In The Food Lab Kenji focuses on the science behind beloved American dishes delving into the interactions between heat energy and molecules that create great food Kenji shows that often conventional methods don t work that well and home cooks can achieve far better results using new but simple techniques In hundreds of easy-to-make recipes with over 1 000 full-color images you will find out how to make foolproof Hollandaise sauce in just two minutes how to transform one simple tomato sauce into a half dozen dishes how to make the... crispiest creamiest potato casserole ever conceived and much more Over 1000 color photographsmore
Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientIn the international bestseller Thinking Fast and Slow Daniel Kahneman the renowned psychologist and winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics takes us on a groundbreaking tour of the mind and explains the two systems that drive the way we think System 1 is fast intuitive and emotional System 2 is slower more deliberative and more logical The impact of overconfidence on corporate strategies the difficulties of predicting what will make us happy in the future the profound effect of cognitive biases on everything from playing the stock market to planning our next vacation each of these can be understood only by knowing how the two systems shape our judgments and decisions Engaging the reader in a lively conversation about how we think Kahneman reveals where we can and cannot trust our intuitions and how we can tap into the benefits of slow thinking He offers... practical and enlightening insights into how choices are made in both our business and our personal lives and how we can use different techniques to guard against the mental glitches that often get us into trouble Winner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and selected by The New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011 Thinking Fast and Slow is destined to be a classic more
New York Times BestsellerA Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity s creation and evolution a 1 international bestseller that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be human One hundred thousand years ago at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth Yet today there is only one homo sapiens What happened to the others And what may happen to us Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach but Dr Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70 000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives connect past developments with contemporary concerns and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas Dr Harari also compels us to look ahead because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four... billion years We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us but also ourselves Where is this leading us and what do we want to become Featuring 27 photographs 6 maps and 25 illustrations diagrams this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond James Gleick Matt Ridley Robert Wright and Sharon Moalem more
The last book you ll ever need about cellulite and the first book you need to take control and change your health forever Forget everything you ve ever been told about cellulite it s a myth Ashley Black fascia pioneer and body guru to the stars unveils never before known secrets to obliterating cellulite and changing your personal health paradigm For years we ve been conditioned to believe that cellulite is a fat problem yet skinny girls have it active girls have it sedentary girls have it curvy girls have it older women have it and guess what so do younger women In fact 90 of women struggle with it you are not alone The appearance of fat is affected by the sticky webbing of tissue it s housed in called fascia which can be manipulated Get ready for the most radical shift in Health and Beauty of the century Obliterate cellulite transform your body and revolutionize your life
What would it be like to free yourself from limitations and soar beyond your boundaries What can you do each day to discover inner peace and serenity The Untethered Soul now a 1 New York Times bestseller offers simple yet profound answers to these questions Whether this is your first exploration of inner space or you ve devoted your life to the inward journey this book will transform your relationship with yourself and the world around you You ll discover what you can do to put an end to the habitual thoughts and emotions that limit your consciousness By tapping into traditions of meditation and mindfulness author and spiritual teacher Michael A Singer shows how the development of consciousness can enable us all to dwell in the present moment and let go of painful thoughts and memories that keep us from achieving happiness and self-realization Copublished with the Institute of Noetic Sciences IONS The Untethered Soul begins by walking you through your relationship with your thoughts and emotions helping you uncover the source and fluctuations of your inner energy It then delves into what you can do to free yourself from the habitual thoughts emotions and energy patterns that limit your consciousness Finally with perfect clarity... this book opens the door to a life lived in the freedom of your innermost being The Untethered Soul has already touched the lives of countless readers and is now available in a special hardcover gift edition with ribbon bookmark the perfect gift for yourself a loved one or anyone who wants a keepsake edition of this remarkable book Visit www untetheredsoul com for more information more
Why use this coloring book For more than 35 years The Anatomy Coloring Book has been the 1 best-selling human anatomy coloring book A useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning anatomical structures this concisely written text features precise extraordinary hand-drawn figures that were crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study Organized according to body systems each of the 162 two-page spreads featured in this book includes an ingenious color-key system where anatomical terminology is linked to detailed illustrations of the structures of the body When you color to learn with The Anatomy Coloring Book you make visual associations with key terminology and assimilate information while engaging in kinesthetic learning Studying anatomy is made easy and fun The Fourth Edition features user-friendly two-page spreads with enlarged art clearer more concise text descriptions and new boldface headings that make this classic coloring book accessible to a wider range of learners
Longlisted for the National Book AwardNew York Times BestsellerA former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life and threaten to rip apart our social fabricWe live in the age of the algorithm Increasingly the decisions that affect our lives where we go to school whether we get a car loan how much we pay for health insurance are being made not by humans but by mathematical models In theory this should lead to greater fairness Everyone is judged according to the same rules and bias is eliminated But as Cathy O Neil reveals in this urgent and necessary book the opposite is true The models being used today are opaque unregulated and uncontestable even when they re wrong Most troubling they reinforce discrimination If a poor student can t get a loan because a lending model deems him too risky by virtue of his zip code he s then cut off from the kind of education that could pull him out of poverty and a vicious spiral ensues Models are propping up the lucky and punishing the downtrodden creating a toxic cocktail for democracy Welcome to the dark side of Big Data Tracing the arc of a person s life O Neil exposes the black box models that shape our future both as individuals and as a society... These weapons of math destruction score teachers and students sort r sum s grant or deny loans evaluate workers target voters set parole and monitor our health O Neil calls on modelers to take more responsibility for their algorithms and on policy makers to regulate their use But in the end it s up to us to become more savvy about the models that govern our lives This important book empowers us to ask the tough questions uncover the truth and demand change more
In this stunning new book Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers --the best and the brightest the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high-achievers different His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like and too little attention to where they are from that is their culture their family their generation and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires what it takes to be a great soccer player why Asians are good at math and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band Brilliant and entertaining Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate