Wise Trees

Wise Trees


  • Author : Diane Cook
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781683351771


Wise Trees Book Description :

Leading landscape photographers Diane Cook and Len Jenshel present Wise Trees—a stunning photography book containing more than 50 historical trees with remarkable stories from around the world. Supported by grants from the Expedition Council of the National Geographic Society, Cook and Jenshel spent two years traveling to fifty-nine sites across five continents to photograph some of the world’s most historic and inspirational trees. Trees, they tell us, can live without us, but we cannot live without them. Not only do trees provide us with the oxygen we breathe, food gathered from their branches, and wood for both fuel and shelter, but they have been essential to the spiritual and cultural life of civilizations around the world. From Luna, the Coastal Redwood in California that became an international symbol when activist Julia Butterfly Hill sat for 738 days on a platform nestled in its branches to save it from logging, to the Bodhi Tree, the sacred fig in India that is a direct descendent of the tree under which Buddha attained enlightenment, Cook and Jenshel reveal trees that have impacted and shaped our lives, our traditions, and our feelings about nature. There are also survivor trees, including a camphor tree in Nagasaki that endured the atomic bomb, an American elm in Oklahoma City, and the 9/11 Survivor Tree, a Callery pear at the 9/11 Memorial. All of the trees were carefully selected for their role in human dramas. This project both reflects and inspires awareness of the enduring role of trees in nurturing and sheltering humanity. Photographers, environmentalists, history buffs, and nature-lovers alike will appreciate the extraordinary stories found within the pages of Wise Trees!

French Country Diary

French Country Diary


  • Author : Linda Dannenberg
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999-08
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0761115218


French Country Diary Book Description :

In a gift to warm the heart of every Francophile, here is a photo album of winding blue rivers dotted with white boats, sun-filled sitting rooms in private chateaux, and artists' tables in small pottery workshops in Provence. Features a gift box and fabric-patterned cover and end papers. Full color photos. Boxed.

The Global Warming Express

The Global Warming Express


  • Author : Marina Weber
  • Publisher : SCB Distributors
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN 10 : 9781938288982


The Global Warming Express Book Description :

The Earth is in peril—through pollution, global warming, oil spills, and tragic neglect of the environment. Those who respond first are the animals. There is The Fluff, a penguin; Creamy, a harp seal; Tomás, a black bear; Flora, a polar bear; and Lady Athabasca, a whooping crane, among others. Each of them has suffered from global warming and the neglect of the environment, and wants to do something about it. They jump on a magical train powered by positive thoughts and take off to let others know about the problems Earth’s creatures are facing. Soon afterward, they travel to Santa Fe and pick up two young girls, Marina and Joanna, who record their incredible trip. The group travels east (as well as north and south) and along the way finds other friends who have endured hardship from fire, drought, and hurricanes. Their final destination is the White House where they hope their call for help is heard. With this book, young readers can join The Fluff and friends on the Global Warming Express to save our beautiful planet from pollution and global warming. It will be a trip worth taking!

Perpetual Disappointments Diary

Perpetual Disappointments Diary


  • Author : Nick Asbury
  • Publisher : Boxtree
  • Release Date : 2018-10-30
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN 10 : 0752266640


Perpetual Disappointments Diary Book Description :

MORE DISAPPOINTING THAN EVER'Best. Diary. Ever' Metro 'Cheeringly depressing' Guardian'Abandon all hope, ye who buy it' New York TimesPerpetual Disappointments Diary is a downbeat journal for pessimists, cynics and losers everywhere. You'll love it.Ground yourself with a weekly demotivational proverb ('If ignorance is bliss, why are you so sad?', 'Crappe diem') and reminders of Notable Deaths. Travel the world with Useful Phrases translated into four languages ('A table for one, please', 'I have destroyed my hire car'). And save time with templates for Apology and Passive-Aggressive Notes.This may not be your year. But this is definitely your diary. This diary is not specific to one year - they are all basically the same.* 2018 Edition includes:Brand New Demotivational Proverbs, The Quantified Loser, More Notable Deaths, On This Day, Bank Insecurity Questions, Gaping Void Ahead, People Who Never Call, Notes Towards A Dull Novel, Pointless Doodles

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books


  • Author : R.R. Bowker Company. Department of Bibliography
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 00158119


Forthcoming Books Book Description :

Badass  Making Users Awesome
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Badass Making Users Awesome


  • Author : Kathy Sierra
  • Publisher : "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
  • Release Date : 2015-01-29
  • Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781491919071


Badass Making Users Awesome Book Description :

Note for ebook customers: The design and layout of this book play a key role in conveying the author's message. When creating the ebooks, we've tried to keep the look and feel of the print edition, but this means that not all e-reading devices will support the files. The EPUB format is optimized for iPad. The Mobi files are optimized for Kindle Fire tablets and phones and for Kindle reading apps. Imagine you’re in a game with one objective: a bestselling product or service. The rules? No marketing budget, no PR stunts, and it must be sustainably successful. No short-term fads. This is not a game of chance. It is a game of skill and strategy. And it begins with a single question: given competing products of equal pricing, promotion, and perceived quality, why does one outsell the others? The answer doesn’t live in the sustainably successful products or services. The answer lives in those who use them. Our goal is to craft a strategy for creating successful users. And that strategy is full of surprising, counter-intuitive, and astonishingly simple techniques that don’t depend on a massive marketing or development budget. Techniques typically overlooked by even the most well-funded, well-staffed product teams. Every role is a key player in this game. Product development, engineering, marketing, user experience, support—everyone on the team. Even if that team is a start-up of one. Armed with a surprisingly overlooked science and a unique POV, we can can reduce the role of luck. We can build sustainably successful products and services that rely not on unethical persuasive marketing tricks but on helping our users have deeper, richer experiences. Not just in the moments while they’re using our product but, more importantly, in the moments when they aren’t.

Brilliant Imperfection

Brilliant Imperfection


  • Author : Eli Clare
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-01-13
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780822373520


Brilliant Imperfection Book Description :

In Brilliant Imperfection Eli Clare uses memoir, history, and critical analysis to explore cure—the deeply held belief that body-minds considered broken need to be fixed. Cure serves many purposes. It saves lives, manipulates lives, and prioritizes some lives over others. It provides comfort, makes profits, justifies violence, and promises resolution to body-mind loss. Clare grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we have with our body-minds. The stories he tells range widely, stretching from disability stereotypes to weight loss surgery, gender transition to skin lightening creams. At each turn, Clare weaves race, disability, sexuality, class, and gender together, insisting on the nonnegotiable value of body-mind difference. Into this mix, he adds environmental politics, thinking about ecosystem loss and restoration as a way of delving more deeply into cure. Ultimately Brilliant Imperfection reveals cure to be an ideology grounded in the twin notions of normal and natural, slippery and powerful, necessary and damaging all at the same time.

Why Trust Science

Why Trust Science


  • Author : Naomi Oreskes
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-22
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691189932


Why Trust Science Book Description :

Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthy Do doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate experts at their word when they warn us about the perils of global warming? Why should we trust science when our own politicians don't? In this landmark book, Naomi Oreskes offers a bold and compelling defense of science, revealing why the social character of scientific knowledge is its greatest strength—and the greatest reason we can trust it. Tracing the history and philosophy of science from the late nineteenth century to today, Oreskes explains that, contrary to popular belief, there is no single scientific method. Rather, the trustworthiness of scientific claims derives from the social process by which they are rigorously vetted. This process is not perfect—nothing ever is when humans are involved—but she draws vital lessons from cases where scientists got it wrong. Oreskes shows how consensus is a crucial indicator of when a scientific matter has been settled, and when the knowledge produced is likely to be trustworthy. Based on the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at Princeton University, this timely and provocative book features critical responses by climate experts Ottmar Edenhofer and Martin Kowarsch, political scientist Jon Krosnick, philosopher of science Marc Lange, and science historian Susan Lindee, as well as a foreword by political theorist Stephen Macedo.

Bird by Bird
Score: 4
From 128 Ratings

Bird by Bird


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0307424987


Bird by Bird Book Description :

For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice. Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from Anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title: “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, and said, ‘Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.’” An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come.