Cradle to Cradle
Author: William McDonough, Michael Braungart
Publisher: North Point Press
A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as this provocative, visionary book argues, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 percent of the materials it uses as waste, much of it toxic. Why not challenge the notion that human industry must inevitably damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we do not consider its abundance wasteful but safe, beautiful, and highly effective; hence, "waste equals food" is the first principle the book sets forth. Products might be designed so that, after their useful life, they provide nourishment for something new-either as "biological nutrients" that safely re-enter the environment or as "technical nutrients" that circulate within closed-loop industrial cycles, without being "downcycled" into low-grade uses (as most "recyclables" now are). Elaborating their principles from experience (re)designing everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, William McDonough and Michael Braungart make an exciting and viable case for change.
Wreck This Journal
Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Penguin Books
Special limited duct tape cover edition of the internationally bestselling phenomenon with over 7 million copies sold! Paint, poke, create, destroy, and wreck--to create a journal as unique as you are For anyone who's ever had trouble starting, keeping, or finishing a journal or sketchbook comes this expanded edition of Wreck This Journal, a subversive illustrated book that challenges readers to muster up their best mistake- and mess-making abilities to fill the pages of the book--or destroy them. Through a series of creative and quirky prompts, acclaimed guerilla artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in destructive acts--poking holes through pages, adding photos and defacing them, painting pages with coffee, coloring outside the lines, and more--in order to experience the true creative process. With Smith's unique sensibility, readers are introduced to a new way of art- and journal-making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process. To create is to destroy. Happy wrecking!
Author: Todd Huisken
Publisher: Cedar Fort
There are more things to make from Sunday meeting programs than airplanes and fortune tellers; now your kids can fold CTR shields, pioneer handcarts, or the Salt Lake Temple! Mormon Origami provides 25 simple to intermediate origami designs from the Book of Mormon and Church history. These designs can be used by teachers and parents as lesson handouts or activities to help children be reverent. This unique skill will entertain and help illustrate principles as you include these gospel-oriented designs in your lessons, activities, and everyday fun!
Gifts in Jars
Author: Natalie Wise
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
In this fun and festive guide, you will learn to make unique gifts packaged perfectly in glass jars that are sure to be cherished by all. With Gifts in Jars, you will learn how to create countless varieties of gorgeous, hand-made gifts that are perfect for any occasion, an all presented in glass containers in a variety of shapes and sizes. Do you have an aspiring gardener on your gift list? Make a “plant bomb” jar with your favorite flower seeds, or an adorable terrarium featuring easy-to-grow air plants. Headed to a bridal shower? Pamper your friend with a manicure kit or mint mojito lip scrub. And who wouldn’t love some homemade sugar cookie mix—especially when it comes in an attractive and reusable jar? Glass jars are easy to come by and you can fill them with customized treasures to delight anyone on your list. Projects include: Light-Up Fairy Jar Barbecue Rub Hot Fudge Topping Snow-globe Scenes Vanilla Citrus Sugar Hand Scrub Citronella Oil Lamp Bird Feeder And many more! Complete with tips for decorating jars, suggestions for gift tags, and inspiring full-color photographs, Gifts in Jars is full of gift-giving fun and inspiration.
Author: Pamela Clark
Publisher: Australian Women's Weekly
As the song goes, 'everything old is new again'. This seems to apply to baking more than any other culinary subject. This delightful book captures retro baking recipes along with some amazing advertisements from 'then' - the fifties and sixties - to modern recipes from 'now'.
Is Bigger Really Better? Here at last is the first self-help book for men with Oversized Male Genitalia (OMG), a genetic birth defect that grows the penis to absurd proportions. Every year, thousands of men are diagnosed with OMG. Sadly, most are banished to the fringes of society, victims of their own freakish length and girth. How to Live with a Huge Penis brings them an inspiring message of tolerance and hope—along with helpful information on • Unzipping: Coming Out to Your Friends and Family • Sharing Your Pain: Sexual Intercourse with a Huge Penis • Big Blessings: Unexpected Advantages of a Huge Penis • and much, much more Complete with prayers, poetry, a daily affirmations journal, and thoughtful quotations from leading self-help experts, How to Live with a Huge Penis will inspire men of all shapes and sizes.
For over fifty years, New York Times bestseller Mastering the Art of French Cooking has been the definitive book on the subject for American readers. Featuring 524 delicious recipes, in its pages home cooks will find something for everyone, from seasoned experts to beginners who love good food and long to reproduce the savory delights of French cuisine, from historic Gallic masterpieces to the seemingly artless perfection of a dish of spring-green peas. Here Julia Child, Simone Beck, and Louisette Bertholle break down the classic foods of France into a logical sequence of themes and variations rather than presenting an endless and diffuse catalogue of dishes. Throughout, the focus is on key recipes that form the backbone of French cookery and lend themselves to an infinite number of elaborations—bound to increase anyone’s culinary repertoire. With over 100 instructive illustrations to guide readers every step of the way, Mastering the Art of French Cooking deserves a place of honor in every kitchen in America.
Jillian Jiggs has finally cleaned up her room! And after discovering that a jar of buttons she found during the cleanup look just like pigs' noses, Jillian Jiggs embarks on an extravagant pig-making enterprise. She makes pirate pigs, princess pigs, striped pigs and plaid pigs, and plans to sell them for ten cents each. But can Jillian part with her pigs so full of personality?
Act of Love
Author: Joe R. Lansdale
A deluxe anniversary edition of the author's first novel--which introduces homicide detective Marvin Hanson as he searches for a serial killer called the Houston Hacker--includes the definitive text of the novel, a new introduction by the author and a new short story featuring Marvin Hanson. By the author of Devil Red.
Author: Jamie Oliver
The incredible diversity in American cooking was a real revelation to me. So although I went looking for “quintessential American food,” my conclusion is that there is no such thing; instead there’s a huge wealth of seriously exciting dishes. Many of us outside of America may think we already know all there is to know about it from movies or the occasional holiday, but the truth is that this doesn’t even scratch the surface. In many ways, the country is still a bit of a mystery to us. This trip was my chance to explore the ingredients, food culture, and traditions within this incredible country. I felt that I knew cities like New York and Los Angeles pretty well, but this time I ventured beyond the neighborhoods I was familiar with and into areas better known for their immigrant communities. I was rewarded with some of the most incredible food I’ve ever tasted. The story was the same when I moved beyond the big cities. Whether it was Creole cooking in Louisiana or soul food in Georgia, the Mexican influences in Arizona or the hearty cowboy cuisine of Big Sky Country, every place I went had its unique treasures. I came back with more recipes than I knew what to do with, and although it was tough, I managed to narrow this book down to 120 of my absolute favorites. These are my takes on some of the best food I came across, as well as a few things I made up along the way. I hope you enjoy them, and maybe even discover new and inspiring sides to America you’ve never seen before. Enjoy!
Ab sofort „Frauenpower trotz MS“ als Sammelband (3-in-1): Mit 39 Jahren bekam Caroline Régnard-Mayer im Entlassungsbericht der Klinik diagnostiziert, dass sie Multiple Sklerose (MS) hat, die sie in ihrem weiteren Leben nun begleiten sollte. Nach zahlreichen Klinikaufenthalten und erfolglosen Therapien stellte sie sich dieser unheilbaren Erkrankung und nimmt die Leser mit auf eine Achterbahnfahrt, die authentisch und fesselnd erzählt wird. Ihr eigenes Akzeptieren der MS und das Leben mit der Krankheit bedeutet an jedem Tag eine Herausforderung. Dennoch genießt sie ihr Leben, schöpft Kraft im Glauben und der Feldenkraislehre und sieht positiv in die Zukunft. In der vorliegenden Trilogie möchte die Autorin ihre Leser mit einem ähnlichen Schicksal oder Lebenskrise ermutigen. Caroline Régnard-Mayer, geboren 1965, arbeitete jahrelang als medizinisch-technische Assistentin. Heute lebt sie mit ihren Kindern in Landau in der Pfalz. Nach zahlreichen Jahren der Diagnosesuche wurde 2004 die Autoimmunerkrankung Multiple Sklerose festgestellt. Heute hat sie ihren Weg der Akzeptanz gefunden, engagiert sich in einer MS-Selbsthilfegruppe, bloggt und schreibt Bücher.
New York Capital of Food
Author: Lisa Nieschlag, Lars Wentrup
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Part recipe book, part foodie travel experience, New York: Capital of Food brings the flavours of the Big Apple into your kitchen, immersing you in the hustle and bustle and taste experience that is New York. Start the day with something sweet, like a dreamy caramel roll, the type you'd get in a cosy coffee shop in Greenwich Village. Then cook a comforting corn chowder (just like they serve in trendy Williamsburg) or thrill your tastebuds with authentic Chinatown chicken wings and sip a cool Long Island Iced Tea while you dream of New York's skyline and its stylish rooftop bars. THIS IS HOW NEW YORK TASTES!
Author: Tim Mälzer
One of Europe's top chefs brings his popular and easy to prepare recipes to America, featuring delicious vegetarian dishes for all tastes. Cooking with fresh vegetables has never been more fun. With this new cookbook, Tim Malzer shows the surprising wealth of vegetarian cuisine. His book Green Box features simple and tasty recipes that will inspire every cook. Vegetables and spices are the stars here--basic ingredients which make up Tim Malzer's fresh cuisine. The book includes a wide variety of vegetarian cooking; a practical seasonal calendar and detailed commentary on ingredients; American scale units for all recipes; and hundreds of full-color illustrations.
Packed with Christmassy ideas for painting, drawing, printing and making collages, this book helps children to explore different materials including chalk, paint and pencil. Projects include creating gold-winged angels, sparkly baubles, fingerprint snowmen, frosty branches and lots more.