The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of the World

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Random House #ad - The sweetness of apples, for example, induced the early Americans to spread the species, giving the tree a whole new continent in which to blossom. How could flowers, of all things, become such objects of desire that they can drive men to financial ruin? In The Botany of Desire, Michael Pollan argues that the answer lies at the heart of the intimately reciprocal relationship between people and plants.

The book that helped make michael pollan,  one of the most trusted food experts in AmericaIn 1637,  the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. In telling the stories of four familiar plant species that are deeply woven into the fabric of our lives, Pollan illustrates how they evolved to satisfy humankinds’s most basic yearnings—and by doing so made themselves indispensable.

The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World #ad - . So who is really domesticating whom? weaving fascinating anecdotes and accessible science into gorgeous prose, Pollan takes us on an absorbing journey that will change the way we think about our place in nature. Three and a half centuries later, amsterdam is once again the mecca for people who care passionately about one particular plant—though this time the obsessions revolves around the intoxicating effects of marijuana rather than the visual beauty of the tulip.

For, the plants, in the grand co-evolutionary scheme that Pollan evokes so brilliantly, just as we’ve benefited from these plants, have done well by us.

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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

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Random House #ad - . No one has ever done this better. The new york review of Books   “A beautiful, extraordinary book. Tuchman does superbly is to tell how it was. Tuchman examines not only the great rhythms of history but the grain and texture of domestic life: what childhood was like; what marriage meant; how money, taxes, and war dominated the lives of serf, noble, and clergy alike.

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century #ad - Tuchman—the acclaimed author of the pulitzer Prize–winning classic The Guns of August—once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe. In this revelatory work, Barbara W. She has done nothing finer. The wall street journal   “Wise, witty, and wonderful.

Barbara W. The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, and chivalry; on the other, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, a world plunged into chaos and spiritual agony. A great book, in a great historical tradition.

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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World

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Greystone Books #ad - 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 simardPublished in partnership with the David Suzuki Institute.

The first book in new york times bestselling author Peter Wohlleben’s The Mysteries of Nature Trilogy. Book two, the inner life of animals, is available now, and the third book, The Secret Wisdom of Nature, is coming in Spring 2019. 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.

The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate—Discoveries from A Secret World #ad - He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families: tree parents live together with their children, support them as they grow, share nutrients with those who are sick or struggling, communicate with them, and even warn each other of impending dangers.

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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die

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Random House #ad - Bonus: this edition contains an excerpt from Chip Heath and Dan Heath's Switch. It’s a fast-paced tour of success stories and failures: the Nobel Prize-winning scientist who drank a glass of bacteria to prove a point about stomach ulcers; the charities who make use of the Mother Teresa Effect; the elementary-school teacher whose simulation actually prevented racial prejudice.

Made to stick will transform the way you communicate. Provocative, eye-opening, and often surprisingly funny,  Made to Stick shows us the vital principles of winning ideas—and tells us how we can apply these rules to making our own messages stick. Meanwhile, people with important ideas—entrepreneurs, politicians, teachers, and journalists—struggle to make them “stick.

In made to stick, such as applying the human scale principle, Chip and Dan Heath reveal the anatomy of ideas that stick and explain ways to make ideas stickier, using the Velcro Theory of Memory, and creating curiosity gaps. Along the way, we discover that sticky messages of all kinds—from the infamous “kidney theft ring” hoax to a coach’s lessons on sportsmanship to a vision for a new product at Sony—draw their power from the same six traits.

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die #ad - . New york times bestseller • the instant classic about why some ideas thrive, why others die, and how to improve your idea’s chances—essential reading in the “fake news” era. Mark twain once observed, “A lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can even get its boots on. His observation rings true: Urban legends, conspiracy theories, and bogus news stories circulate effortlessly.

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In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto

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Penguin Books #ad - So why should anyone need to defend it? because in the so-called Western diet, food has been replaced by nutrients, and common sense by confusion--most of what we’re consuming today is longer the product of nature but of food science. A lively, invaluable book. Janet maslin, the new york times "in Defense of Food is written with Pollan's customary bite, ringing clarity and brilliance at connecting the dots.

The seattle timesmichael pollan’s most recent book cooked: a natural history of Transformation--the story of our most trusted food expert’s culinary education--was published by Penguin Press in April 2013, and in 2016 it serves as the inspiration for a four-part docuseries on Netflix by the same name.

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto #ad - Pollan offers those prescriptions Americans so desperately crave. The washington post "a tough, witty, cogent rebuttal to the proposition that food can be redced to its nutritional components without the loss of something essential. 1 new york times bestseller from the author of How to Change Your Mind, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and Food Rules  Food.

. With in defense of food, pollan proposes a new and very old answer to the question of what we should eat that comes down to seven simple but liberating words: "Eat food. Not too much.

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Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - In recent years, several of america’s leading art museums have voluntarily given up their finest pieces of classical art to the governments of Italy and Greece. Drawing on a trove of confidential museum records and candid interviews, these two journalists give us a fly-on-the-wall account of the inner workings of a world-class museum, and tell a story of outlandish characters and bad behavior that could come straight from the pages of a thriller.

A “thrilling, well-researched” account of years of scandal at the prestigious Getty Museum Ulrich Boser, author of The Gardner Heist. In an authoritative account, from smugglers and fences, two reporters who led a Los Angeles Times investigation reveal the details of the Getty Museum’s illicit purchases, of looted Greek and Roman antiquities.

Chasing Aphrodite: The Hunt for Looted Antiquities at the World's Richest Museum #ad -  .  .  . The authors offer an excellent recap of the museum’s misdeeds, brimming with tasty details of the scandal that motivated several of America’s leading art museums to voluntarily return to Italy and Greece some 100 classical antiquities worth more than half a billion dollars. Publishers weekly, starred review   “An astonishing and penetrating look into a veiled world where beauty and art are in constant competition with greed and hypocrisy.

Why would they be moved to such unheard-of generosity? The answer lies at the Getty, one of the world’s richest and most troubled museums, and scandalous revelations that it had been buying looted antiquities for decades. This engaging book will cast a fresh light on many of those gleaming objects you see in art museums.

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The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

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Ballantine Books #ad - A spirited defense of science. A testimonial to the power of science and a warning of the dangers of unrestrained credulity. The sciences “Passionate. San francisco Examiner-Chronicle. As sagan demonstrates with lucid eloquence, the siren song of unreason is not just a cultural wrong turn but a dangerous plunge into darkness that threatens our most basic freedoms.

. And yet, channeling past lives, disturbingly, in today's so-called information age, pseudoscience is burgeoning with stories of alien abduction, and communal hallucinations commanding growing attention and respect. A prescient warning of a future we now inhabit, where fake news stories and Internet conspiracy theories play to a disaffected American populace“A glorious book.

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark #ad - A stirring defense of informed rationality. From the first page to the last, this book is a manifesto for clear thought. Los angeles times how can we make intelligent decisions about our increasingly technology-driven lives if we don’t understand the difference between the myths of pseudoscience and the testable hypotheses of science? Pulitzer Prize-winning author and distinguished astronomer Carl Sagan argues that scientific thinking is critical not only to the pursuit of truth but to the very well-being of our democratic institutions.

Praise for the demon-Haunted World “Powerful.

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The Definitive Book of Body Language: The Hidden Meaning Behind People's Gestures and Expressions

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Bantam #ad - Now the world’s foremost experts on the subject share their techniques for reading body language signals to achieve success in every area of life. Discover: • how palms and handshakes are used to gain control • the most common gestures of liars • how the legs reveal what the mind wants to do • the most common male and female courtship gestures and signals • The secret signals of cigarettes, humorous observations, and makeup • The magic of smiles–including smiling advice for women • How to use nonverbal cues and signals to communicate more effectively and get the reactions you want Filled with fascinating insights, glasses, and simple strategies that you can apply to any situation, this intriguing book will enrich your communication with and understanding of others–as well as yourself.

It is a scientific fact that people’s gestures give away their true intentions. Drawing upon more than thirty years in the field, as well as cutting-edge research from evolutionary biology, and medical technologies that demonstrate what happens in the brain, psychology, the authors examine each component of body language and give you the basic vocabulary to read attitudes and emotions through behavior.

The Definitive Book of Body Language: The Hidden Meaning Behind People's Gestures and Expressions #ad - Available for the first time in the united states, this international bestseller reveals the secrets of nonverbal communication to give you confidence and control in any face-to-face encounter—from making a great first impression and acing a job interview to finding the right partner. Yet most of us don’t know how to read body language– and don’t realize how our own physical movements speak to others.

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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens

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Random House #ad - But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? In How We Learn, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research and landmark studies to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information.

In the tradition of the power of habit and thinking, Fast and Slow comes a practical, playful, and endlessly fascinating guide to what we really know about learning and memory today—and how we can apply it to our own lives. It is something else altogether, to circadian rhythms, sensitive to mood, to timing, as well as to location and environment.

How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why It Happens #ad - If the brain is a learning machine, then it is an eccentric one. From an early age, it is drilled into our heads: Restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. In how we learn, benedict Carey shows us how to exploit its quirks to our advantage. It doesn’t take orders well, to put it mildly.

We’re told that learning is all self-discipline, that we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, and maintain a strict ritual if we want to ace that test, turn off the music, memorize that presentation, or nail that piano recital. What he discovers is that, we are all learning quickly, efficiently, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, and automatically; but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, from the moment we are born, sleeping, and daydreaming.

. The brain is not like a muscle, at least not in any straightforward sense.

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The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation

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Lifestyle #ad - They feature layered dishes that juxtapose colors and textures: orange rice with black beans, or tiny buttermilk corn cakes on a Peruvian potato stew. Whether it’s a salad of kale and angel hair pasta with orange chili oil or a seasonal autumn lasagna, these dishes are celebrations of vegetables. Delightfully unfussy meatless meals from the author of Moosewood Cookbook!   With The Moosewood Cookbook, Mollie Katzen changed the way a generation cooked and brought vegetarian cuisine into the mainstream.

Burgers and savory pancakes—from eggplant Parmesan burgers to zucchini ricotta cloud cakes—make weeknight dinners fresh and exciting. Suppers from the oven, like vegetable pizza and mushroom popover pie, are comforting but never stodgy. The heart of the plate is vibrantly illustrated with photographs and original watercolors by the author herself.

The Heart of the Plate: Vegetarian Recipes for a New Generation #ad - Optional enhancements” allow cooks to customize every recipe. In the heart of the plate, she completely reinvents the vegetarian repertoire, unveiling a collection of beautiful, healthful, and unfussy dishes—her “absolutely most loved. Her new cuisine is light, and modular; her inimitable voice is as personal, simple, sharp, helpful, clear, and funny as ever.

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The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909–1950

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - An indispensable collection of the Nobel Prize winner’s most renowned works. In ten years’ time, ” wrote edmund wilson in axel’s Castle, “Eliot has left upon English poetry a mark more unmistakable than that of any other poet writing in English. In 1948, eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize “for his work as a trail-blazing pioneer of modern poetry.

The Complete Poems and Plays, 1909–1950 #ad - This book is made up of six individual titles: four quartets, murder in the Cathedral, The Family Reunion, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats, Collected Poems: 1909–1935, and The Cocktail Party. Eliot is indispensable. It offers not only enjoyment of one of the great talents in contemporary literature, ” “murder in the Cathedral, ” “Prufrock, ” “The Hollow Men, but a deeper understanding of such classics as “The Waste Land, ” “Ash Wednesday, ” and “The Cocktail Party.

The complete Poems and Plays of T. S.  .

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