Author: Peter Wohlleben
Publisher: Random House
Can you tell the difference between wolf and dog prints? Which trees are best to shelter under a storm? How do you tell a deciduous and coniferous tree apart? Bestselling author of The Hidden Life of trees, Peter Wohlleben, lets you in on the quintessentials of his forestry knowledge. He invites you on an atmospheric journey of discovery. Learn to find your way around the woods without a compass or GPS, which berries and mushrooms are good to eat, how to read animal tracks and what it’s like to spend a night alone in a forest. The Forest Manual has everything you need to make a woodland walk – be it spring, summer, autumn or winter – into a very special experience.
Author: Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn, Dr. Elissa Epel
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The revolutionary book coauthored by the Nobel Prize winner who discovered telomerase and telomeres' role in the aging process and the health psychologist who has done original research into how specific lifestyle and psychological habits can protect telomeres, slowing disease and improving life. Have you wondered why some sixty-year-olds look and feel like forty-year-olds and why some forty-year-olds look and feel like sixty-year-olds? While many factors contribute to aging and illness, Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn discovered a biological indicator called telomerase, the enzyme that replenishes telomeres, which protect our genetic heritage. Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel's research shows that the length and health of one's telomeres are a biological underpinning of the long-hypothesized mind-body connection. They and other scientists have found that changes we can make to our daily habits can protect our telomeres and increase our health spans (the number of years we remain healthy, active, and disease-free). THE TELOMERE EFFECT reveals how Blackburn and Epel's findings, together with research from colleagues around the world, cumulatively show that sleep quality, exercise, aspects of diet, and even certain chemicals profoundly affect our telomeres, and that chronic stress, negative thoughts, strained relationships, and even the wrong neighborhoods can eat away at them. Drawing from this scientific body of knowledge, they share lists of foods and suggest amounts and types of exercise that are healthy for our telomeres, mind tricks you can use to protect yourself from stress, and information about how to protect your children against developing shorter telomeres, from pregnancy through adolescence. And they describe how we can improve our health spans at the community level, with neighborhoods characterized by trust, green spaces, and safe streets. THE TELOMERE EFFECT will make you reassess how you live your life on a day-to-day basis. It is the first book to explain how we age at a cellular level and how we can make simple changes to keep our chromosomes and cells healthy, allowing us to stay disease-free longer and live more vital and meaningful lives.
Author: Val Garland, Karl Plewka
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Val Garland, the fashion industry's leading makeup artist and the current L'Oréal Paris Global Makeup Director, explores her career highlights and the inspiration behind her most memorable work. She talks for the first time about working with cultural icons including Kate Moss, Edward Enninful, Nick Knight, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, and more. Structured around key themes from Val's work, from raw to color chaos, sexy to savage, the book is packed with campaign and catwalk photography, magazine covers, and backstage pictures as well as anecdotes and quotes from leading industry figures. Validated is a must-have for fashion lovers, industry professionals, makeup artists, and followers of Val Garland.
Author: Saygin Ersin
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
For readers of Ken Follett's Kingsbridge series and Richard C. Morais's The Hundred-Foot Journey, a sweeping tale of love and the magic of food set during the Ottoman Empire. A Pasha of Cuisine is a rare talent in Ottoman lore. Only two, maybe three are born with such a gift every few centuries. A natural master of gastronomy, he is the sovereign genius who reigns over aromas and flavors and can use them to influence the hearts and minds, even the health, of those who taste his creations. In this fabulous novel, one such chef devises a plot bring down the Ottoman Empire—should he need to—in order to rescue the love of his life from the sultan’s harem. Himself a survivor of the bloodiest massacre ever recorded within the Imperial Palace after the passing of the last sultan, he is spirited away through the palace kitchens, where his potential was recognized. Across the empire, he is apprenticed one by one to the best chefs in all culinary disciplines and trained in related arts, such as the magic of spices, medicine, and the influence of the stars. It is during his journeys that he finds happiness with the beautiful, fiery dancing girl Kamer, and the two make plans to marry. Before they can elope, Kamer is sold into the Imperial Harem, and the young chef must find his way back into the Imperial Kitchens and transform his gift into an unbeatable weapon.
Author: Robert Sachs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Discover the four levels of traditional Tibetan healing science with this preventive health care manual for people of any age, culture, and physical type. • Includes material on little-known therapies such as Pancha Karma and Kum Nye, as well as guidelines for nutrition, longevity, detoxification, and meditation. • Author has studied with many of the best-known Tibetan and Ayurvedic physicians alive today. Tibetan medicine was probably the first truly integrated system of ancient healing science. From the seventh to the tenth centuries, Tibetan kings encouraged physicians from India, China, Nepal, Persia, and Greece to teach their traditional medical sciences to Tibetan physicians, who at that time were primarily influenced by Ayurveda and shamanic healing modalities. This cross-cultural marriage of the greatest healing traditions makes Tibetan medicine ideally adaptable to Western health needs. Tibetan Ayurveda provides a comprehensive guide to the four levels of traditional Tibetan medicine with a wealth of traditional health practices and teachings. Much of the contemporary material on Tibetan medicine focuses solely on herbal medicine and acupuncture; Tibetan Ayurveda goes beyond these to look at other important forms of treatment such as Pancha Karma for detoxification and rejuvenation and Kum Nye for integrating mind and body. A self-profile test is included to allow readers to determine their own health needs and embark on the path toward realizing their full potential for health and well-being.
Author: Zhi Gang Sha
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Humanity and Mother Earth are suffering. Divine Healing Hands are given in this special time. Serve humanity. Serve Mother Earth. Millions of people are suffering in their spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical bodies. Millions of people have challenges in their relationships and finances. Millions of people are searching for spiritual secrets, wisdom, knowledge, and practical techniques in order to fulfill their spiritual journeys. For the first time, the Divine is giving his Divine Healing Hands to the masses. Divine Healing Hands carry divine healing power to heal and to transform relationships and finances. Dr. & Master Zhi Gang Sha is a chosen servant, vehicle, and channel of the Divine to offer Divine Healing Hands to the chosen ones. Master Sha has asked the Divine to download Divine Healing Hands to every copy of this book. Every reader can experience the amazing power of Divine Healing Hands directly. In this tenth book of Master Sha’s bestselling Soul Power Series, readers will also be deeply moved by the many heart-touching stories of divine healing and transformation created by this divine treasure. To receive Divine Healing Hands is to serve humanity and the planet in this critical time. The purpose of life is to serve. Learn how you can receive Divine Healing Hands. Answer the Divine’s calling. You can make a difference on a scale beyond comprehension and imagination.
Author: Elfriede Jelinek, Penny Black
Publisher: Oberon Books
First produced in 1998 at the famous Vienna Burgtheater, the remarkable and provocative Sports Play by Austrian playwright Elfriede Jelinek is a postdramatic theatrical exploration of the making, marketing and sale of the human body and of emotions in sport. It explores contemporary society’s obsession with fitness and body culture bringing into sharp focus our need to belong to a group, a team or a nation. Sport is seen as a form of war in peacetime
Author: Sarah Henshaw
In early 2009 a strange sort of business plan landed on the desk of a pinstriped bank manager. It had pictures of rats and moles in rowing boats and archaic quotes about Cleopatra's barge. It asked for a ?30,000 loan to buy a black-and-cream narrowboat and a small hoard of books. The manager said no. Nevertheless The Book Barge opened six months later and enjoyed the happy patronage of local readers, a growing number of eccentrics and the odd moorhen. Business wasn't always easy, so one May morning owner Sarah Henshaw set off for six months chugging the length and breadth of the country. Books were bartered for food, accommodation, bathroom facilities and cake. During the journey, the barge suffered a flooded engine, went out to sea, got banned from Bristol and, on several occasions, floated away altogether. This account follows the ebbs and flows of Sarah's journey as she sought to make her vision of a floating bookshop a reality.
Author: Arnold Wiegand
Publisher: Wiegand Beratung & Training
Vegan + Sports Vegan Nutrition and Endurance Sports A vegan diet (refraining from the consumption of all animal products) is the optimal nourishment for personal well-being, vitality and health, as well as the basis for top performance in endurance sports. In clear and concise language, Arnold Wiegand describes a realistic method for making a healthy vegan diet second nature, and combining it with endurance athletics. Arnold Wiegand has participated in highly competitive endurance races, including marathon swims - 16,5 mile, the 101 mile run, and the Ironman-Triathlon, to name just a few. He has shown that purely vegan nourishment and endurance sports can be combined with great success. This book makes use of detailed background information and personal experience, and will serve as a guide for those who are concerned with such questions as: "What advantages can a vegan diet and endurance sports afford me?," "Is a vegan diet compatible with endurance sports?," "What are the necessary steps to achieve my fitness goals, and what do I have to pay the most attention to?" This book includes a wealth of medical knowledge, training suggestions, and practical tips drawn from the experiences of a professional endurance athlete. www.vegan-sports.de
Author: Patry Francis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Set on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, a suspenseful page-turning saga of love, murder, and the true meaning of faith from the author of the acclaimed The Liar’s Diary. Set in the close-knit Portuguese community of Provincetown, Massachusetts, The Orphans of Race Point traces the relationship between Hallie Costa and Gus Silva, who meet as children in the wake of a terrible crime that leaves Gus parentless. Their friendship evolves into an enduring and passionate love that will ask more of them than they ever imagined. On the night of their high school prom, a terrible tragedy devastates their relationship and profoundly alters the course of their lives. And when, a decade later, Gus—now a priest—becomes entangled with a distraught woman named Ava and her daughter Mila, troubled souls who bring back vivid memories of his own damaged past, the unthinkable happens: he is charged with murder. Can Hallie save the man she’s never stopped loving, by not only freeing him from prison but also—finally—the curse of his past? Told in alternating voices, The Orphans of Race Point illuminates the transformative power of love and the myriad ways we find meaning in our lives.
Author: Claire Bingham
"Features a selection of nature-filled interiors to inspire home decorators of all tastes and lifestyles, with top tips on how to bring the outside in and use greenery in the home . Includes interviews with well-known florists and tuition on how to create a perfect display." -- provided by publisher.