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“The art of sailing, maneuvering, and preserving a ship or a boat in all positions and under all reasonable circumstances.” With the addition of the words, “and some unreasonable circumstances, too,” this definition of “seamanship” is as valid today as when the first edition of this book was published in 1983. The aim remains to advise you the sailor on essential gear, skills, and behavior that enhance your pleasure and safety. This edition of The Annapolis Book of Seamanship is an extensive update. Much of the text is new or revised, and there are many new photos. Throughout, the book stresses the skills and attitudes that comprise what the author calls “The Seamanship Ethos.” The first four chapters cover the boat, basic sailing skills, sail trim, and weather, with the first of many “Hands On” sections with their tips. The topics of health including seasickness and on board safety follow, with lessons learned from on-water tests and studies of boating accidents. We look closely at the elements of piloting, navigation, and electronics, including Digital Selective Calling, the U.S. Coast Guard’s emergency communication system. Moving on to the arts of traditional seamanship— anchoring, heavy weather, and emergencies — there is much on modern equipment and skills, again based on experience. The book ends with boat maintenance and the traditions that make sailing the beloved pastime it is. Appendixes include best practices for protecting the marine environment and bringing up children under sail. Book Details: Author: John Rousmaniere Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/7/2014 Pages: 416
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted. Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values. Book Details: Author: Walter Isaacson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/24/2011 Pages: 656
From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book -- a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as "the bible of bodybuilding." Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos of some of bodybuilding's newest stars. Plus, all the features that have made this book a classic are here: Arnold's tried-and-true tips for sculpting, strengthening, and defining each and every muscle to create the ultimate buff physique The most effective methods of strength training to stilt your needs, whether you're an amateur athlete or a pro bodybuilder preparing for a competition Comprehensive information on health, nutrition, and dietary supplements to help you build muscle, lose fat, and maintain optimum energy Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries Strategies and tactics for competitive bodybuilders from selecting poses to handling publicity The fascinating history and growth of' bodybuilding as a sport, with a photographic "Bodybuilding Hall of Fame" And, of course, Arnold's individual brand of inspiration and motivation throughout Covering every level of expertise and experience, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding will help you achieve your personal best. With his unique perspective as a seven-time winner of the Mr. Olympia title and all international film star, Arnold shares his secrets to dedication, training, and commitment, and shows you how to take control of your body and realize your own potential for greatness. Book Details: Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Paperback Publication Date: 11/5/1999 Pages: 800 Reading Level: Adult and Up
Simon & Schuster The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding : The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revised $32
A Window on Eternity is a stunning book of splendid prose and gorgeous photography about one of the biologically richest places in Africa and perhaps in the world. Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was nearly destroyed in a brutal civil war, then was reborn and is now evolv-ing back to its original state. Edward O. Wilson’s personal, luminous description of the wonders of Gorongosa is beautifully complemented by Piotr Naskrecki’s extraordinary photographs of the park’s exquisite natural beauty. A bonus DVD of Academy Award–winning director Jessica Yu’s documentary, The Guide , is also included with the book. Wilson takes readers to the summit of Mount Gorongosa, sacred to the local people and the park’s vital watershed. From the forests of the mountain he brings us to the deep gorges on the edge of the Rift Valley, previously unexplored by biologists, to search for new species and assess their ancient origins. He describes amazing animal encounters from huge colonies of agricultural termites to specialized raider ants that feed on them to giant spiders, a battle between an eagle and a black mamba, “conversations” with traumatized elephants that survived the slaughter of the park’s large animals, and more. He pleads for Gorongosa—and other wild places—to be allowed to exist and evolve in its timeless way uninterrupted into the future. As he examines the near destruction and rebirth of Gorongosa, Wilson analyzes the balance of nature, which, he observes, teeters on a razor’s edge. Loss of even a single species can have serious ramifications throughout an ecosystem, and yet we are carelessly destroying complex biodiverse ecosystems with unknown consequences. The wildlands in which these ecosystems flourish gave birth to humanity, and it is this natural world, still evolving, that may outlast us and become our legacy, our window on eternity. Book Details: Author: Edward O. Wilson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/22/2014 Pages: 176
True love blooms in this three-dimensional adaptation of a beloved fairy tale. Amazing paper structures and classically styled artwork lead readers through a magical tale. Magnificent pop-ups of a life-like Beast, a mysterious castle and a spectacular rose garden make this all-new pop-up masterpiece a must-have for your family's library. Hardcover. 12 pages. Suitable for children ages 4-8.
Tiny adventures follow a brave knight and good-hearted dragon as they travel through the lands of some of your favorite childhood fairytales. By Robert Sabuda. Published by Little Simon. Hardcover. 22 pages. 7.25" length x 2.50" width x 8.75" height, approximately.
The classic fairytale retold with gorgeous interactive pop-ups that literally make the story jump off the page. By turning the page a little at a time, you can control the action and view every step of Cinderella's transformation or make the party guests dance at the royal ball. Mini pop-ups even let you put the glass slipper on Cindella's foot! For ages four to twelve, not suitable for children under three years of age. By Matthew Reinhart. Published by Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 12 pages. 10.5" length x 8.5" width x 2" depth, approximately.
The first five Mermaid Tales books are available together in a sparkly boxed set! Come along for five undersea adventures, packaged together in a dazzling collectible boxed set! In Trouble at Trident Academy, mergirl Shelly Siren worries and wonders if she can fit in at her new school. In Battle of the Best Friends, Shelly and her best friend, Echo Reef, let mean girl Pearl Swamp's birthday party almost ruin their friendship. In A Whale of a Tale, Kiki Coral has to overcome her giant-size fear of a baby whale. In Danger in the Deep Blue Sea, Pearl Swamp causes big trouble when a shark is sighted in the waters near Trident City. And in The Lost Princess, Shelly discovers she's a princess! Can she play the royal part? Book Details: Author: Debbie Dadey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 2in length x 5.12in width x 7.62in height Weight: 16.8 oz Format: Paperback Publication Date: 8/27/2013 Pages: 592 Reading Level: Age 6 and Up
ONE TEAM. FOUR SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS. TWELVE HALL OF FAMERS. TWO HUNDRED INTERVIEWS. They were the best to ever play the game: the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. Three decades later their names echo in popular memory—Mean Joe, Bradshaw, Webster, Lambert, Ham, Blount, Franco, Swann, and Stallworth. They define not only the brotherhood and camaraderie of football, but what Americans love about their most popular sport: its artistry and its brutality. From the team’s origins in a horseplayer’s winnings to the young armored gods who immaculately beat the Raiders in 1972 to the grandfathers with hobbles in their gait, Their Life’s Work tells the full, intimate story of the Steeler dynasty. But this book does much more than that: it tells football’s story. What the game gives, what it takes, and why, to a man, every Steeler, full well knowing the costs, unhesitatingly states, “I’d do it again.” Book Details: Author: Gary M. Pomerantz Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 10/29/2013 Pages: 480
Simon & Schuster Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now $28
How Do Other Countries Create “Smarter” Kids? In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda Ripley follows three Americans embedded in these countries for one year. Kim, fifteen, raises $10,000 so she can move from Oklahoma to Finland; Eric, eighteen, exchanges a high-achieving Minnesota suburb for a booming city in South Korea; and Tom, seventeen, leaves a historic Pennsylvania village for Poland. Through these young informants, Ripley meets battle-scarred reformers, sleep-deprived zombie students, and a teacher who earns $4 million a year. Their stories, along with groundbreaking research into learning in other cultures, reveal a pattern of startling transformation: none of these countries had many “smart” kids a few decades ago. Things had changed. Teaching had become more rigorous; parents had focused on things that mattered; and children had bought into the promise of education. A journalistic tour de force, The Smartest Kids in the World is a book about building resilience in a new world—as told by the young Americans who have the most at stake. Book Details: Author: Amanda Ripley Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/13/2013 Pages: 320
In this tour de force—part historical thriller, part modern adventure—from the New York Times bestselling author of I, Sniper , Bob Lee Swagger uncovers why WWII’s greatest sniper was erased from history…and why her disappearance still matters today. Ludmilla “Mili” Petrova was once the most hunted woman on earth, having raised the fury of two of the most powerful leaders on either side of World War II: Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler. But Kathy Reilly of The Washington Post doesn’t know any of that when she encounters a brief mention of Mili in an old Russian propaganda magazine, and becomes interested in the story of a legendary, beautiful female sniper who seems to have vanished from history. Reilly enlists former marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger to parse out the scarce details of Mili’s military service. The more Swagger learns about Mili’s last mission, the more he’s convinced her disappearance was no accident—but why would the Russian government go to such lengths to erase the existence of one of their own decorated soldiers? And why, when Swagger joins Kathy Reilly on a research trip to the Carpathian Mountains, is someone trying to kill them before they can find out? As Bob Lee Swagger, “one of the finest series characters ever to grace the thriller genre, now and forever” Providence Journal-Bulletin , races to put the pieces together, Sniper's Honor takes readers across oceans and time in an action-packed, compulsive read. Book Details: Author: Stephen Hunter Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 5/20/2014 Pages: 432
When Laurie Moran’s husband was brutally murdered, only three-year-old Timmy saw the face of his father’s killer. Five years later his piercing blue eyes still haunt Timmy’s dreams. Laurie is haunted by more—the killer’s threat to her son as he fled the scene: “Tell your mother she’s next, then it’s your turn . . .” Now Laurie is dealing with murder again, this time as the producer of a true-crime, cold-case television show. The series will launch with the twenty-year-old unsolved murder of Betsy Powell. Betsy, a socialite, was found suffocated in her bed after a gala celebrating the graduation of her daughter and three friends. The sensational murder was news nationwide. Reopening the case in its lavish setting and with the cooperation of the surviving guests that night, Laurie is sure to have a hit on her hands. But when the estranged friends begin filming, it becomes clear each is hiding secrets . . . small and large. And a pair of blue eyes is watching events unfold, too . . . Book Details: Author: Mary Higgins Clark Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2014 Pages: 320
A QUEST NOVEL and a historical tour de force, The Steady Running of the Hour unravels a tale of passion, legacy, and courage reaching across the twentieth century. In 1924, the English mountaineer Ashley Walsingham dies attempting to summit Mount Everest, leaving his fortune to his former lover, Imogen Soames-Andersson—whom he has not seen in seven years. Ashley’s solicitors search in vain for Imogen, but the estate remains unclaimed. Nearly eighty years later, new information leads the same law firm to Tristan Campbell, a young American who could be the estate’s rightful heir. If Tristan can prove he is Imogen’s descendant, the inheritance will be his. But with only weeks before Ashley’s trust expires, Tristan must hurry to find the evidence he needs. From London archives to Somme battlefields to the Eastfjords of Iceland, Tristan races to piece together the story behind the unclaimed riches: a reckless love affair pursued only days before Ashley’s deployment to the Western Front; a desperate trench battle fought by soldiers whose hope is survival rather than victory; an expedition to the uncharted heights of the world’s tallest mountain. Following a trail of evidence that stretches to the far edge of Europe, Tristan becomes consumed by Ashley and Imogen’s story. But as he draws close to the truth, Tristan realizes he may be seeking something more than an unclaimed fortune. The Steady Running of the Hour announces the arrival of a stunningly talented author. Justin Go’s novel is heartrending, transporting, and utterly compelling. Book Details: Author: Justin Go Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/15/2014 Pages: 480
Russell Gold, a brilliant and dogged investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal , has spent more than a decade reporting on one of the biggest stories of our time: the spectacular, world-changing rise of “fracking.” Recognized as a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a recipient of the Gerald Loeb Award for his work, Gold has traveled along the pipelines and into the hubs of this country’s energy infrastructure; he has visited frack sites from Texas to North Dakota; and he has conducted thousands of interviews with engineers and wildcatters, CEOs and roughnecks, environmentalists and politicians. He has also sifted through reams of engineering reports, lawsuit transcripts, and financial filings. The result is an essential book—a commanding piece of journalism, an astounding study of human ingenuity, and an epic work of storytelling. Fracking has vociferous critics and fervent defenders, but the debate between these camps has obscured the actual story: Fracking has become a fixture of the American landscape and the global economy. It has upended the business models of energy companies around the globe, and it has started to change geopolitics and global energy markets in profound ways. Gold tells the story of this once-obscure oilfield technology—a story with an incredible cast of tycoons and geologists, dreamers and drillers, speculators and skeptics, a story that answers a critical question of our time: Where will the energy come from to power our world—and what price will we have to pay for it? Book Details: Author: Russell Gold Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/8/2014 Pages: 384
Simon & Schuster The Boom: How Fracking Ignited the American Energy Revolution and Changed the World $26
IN 2014, EVERY BABY BOOMER WILL HAVE REACHED THE MILESTONE AGE OF FIFTY. FOR MOST, IT’S NOT AN END BUT THE BEGINNING OF SOMETHING NEW. This is the awakening of a generation to the opportunities that lie ahead. Research has shown that people in their fifties are more vital now than they were only ten years ago. They’re saying, “I’m game, I’m up for it, I want to do more.” Jane Pauley, one of America’s most beloved and trusted broadcast journalists, gives voice to the opportunities of her generation—and the next one too—offering humor and insight about the journey forward. Your Life Calling is a fresh look at ideas that have been simmering since boomers first entered midlife with a different perspective on the future than any generation before: that there was more to come—and perhaps the best of all. Jane is not an advice giver but a storyteller. Here she tells her own and introduces readers to the fascinating people she has featured on her award-winning Today show segment, Life Reimagined Today . You’ll meet Betsy McCarthy, who traded in her executive briefcase for knitting needles; Gid Pool, who launched a career as a stand-up comic; Richard Rittmaster, who joined the National Guard Chaplain Corps; Trudy Lundgren, who took her home on the road in an RV; Paulie Gee, who opened a successful pizzeria in Brooklyn; and many more. Their stories are delightful, compelling, and inspiring for anyone asking “What am I going to do with my supersized life?” Book Details: Author: Jane Pauley Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/7/2014 Pages: 272
Named one of the 5 Best in Modern War Fiction, alongside The Yellow Birds and Billy Lynn’s Long Half-Time Walk —The Sunday Telegraph UK Lauren Clay has returned from a tour of duty in Iraq just in time to spend the holidays with her family. Before she enlisted, Lauren, a classically trained singer, and her brother Danny, a bright young boy obsessed with Arctic exploration, made the most of their modest circumstances, escaping into their imaginations and forming an indestructible bond. Joining the army allowed Lauren to continue to provide for her family, but it came at a great cost. When she arrives home unexpectedly, it’s clear to everyone in their rural New York town that something is wrong. But her father is so happy to have her home that he ignores her odd behavior and the repeated phone calls from an army psychologist. He wants to give Lauren time and space to acclimate to civilian life. Things seem better when Lauren offers to take Danny on a trip to visit their mother upstate. Instead, she guides them into the glacial woods of Canada on a quest to visit the Jeanne d’Arc basin, the site of an oil field that has become her strange obsession. As they set up camp in an abandoned hunting lodge, Lauren believes she’s teaching Danny survival skills for the day when she’s no longer able to take care of him. But where does she think she’s going, and what happened to her in Iraq that set her on this path? From a writer whom The New York Times Book Review says, “writes with a restraint that makes poetry of pain,” Be Safe I Love You is a novel about war and homecoming, love and duty, and an impassioned look at the effects of war on women—as soldiers and caregivers, both at home and on the front lines. Book Details: Author: Cara Hoffman Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/1/2014 Pages: 304 Reading Level: Adult and Up
It is one of the enduring enigmas of the human experience: many of our most iconic, creative endeavors—from Nobel Prize–winning discoveries to entrepreneurial inventions and works in the arts—are not achievements but conversions, corrections after failed attempts. The gift of failure is a riddle. Like the number zero, it will always be both a void and the start of infinite possibility. The Rise —a soulful celebration of the determination and courage of the human spirit—makes the case that many of our greatest triumphs come from understanding the importance of this mystery. This exquisite biography of an idea is about the improbable foundations of creative human endeavor. The Rise begins with narratives about figures past and present who range from writers to entrepreneurs; Frederick Douglass, Samuel F. B. Morse, and J. K. Rowling, for example, feature alongside choreographer Paul Taylor, Nobel Prize–winning physicists Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, Arctic explorer Ben Saunders, and psychology professor Angela Duckworth. The Rise explores the inestimable value of often ignored ideas—the power of surrender for fortitude, the criticality of play for innovation, the propulsion of the near win on the road to mastery, and the importance of grit and creative practice. From an uncommonly insightful writer, The Rise is a true masterwork. Book Details: Author: Sarah Lewis Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/4/2014 Pages: 272
THE # 1 BESTSELLING DIET IS NOW SUPERCHARGED! Since Dr. Mike Moreno first published The 17 Day Diet in 2010, millions of people have lost weight using his fast, safe, and extremely effective plan. Dr. Mike listens to his 17 Day Dieters as carefully as he listens to his own patients, and he is always on top of the cutting-edge research in the field of weight management. Using vital reader feedback and the latest science, he has enhanced The 17 Day Diet with three new chapters; 50 new, delicious recipes; and the ability to customize your diet with an optional fasting day. The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition makes everyone’s favorite diet the best and most up-to-date diet on the market. Whether you need to lose 10 pounds or a hundred, Dr. Mike’s plan can help you achieve your weight loss goals quickly and permanently while always ensuring that you feel full, even as you enjoy a wide variety of the foods you love. In fact, that variation in the diet is the key to losing weight: it confuses and boosts your metabolism to help you burn fat rapidly during these four 17-day cycles: ACCELERATE: The rapid weight loss cycle. You’ll flush sugar and fat from your system and introduce foods and nutrients into your diet that have been proven to trim belly fat, thigh fat, and other stubborn fat zones. ACTIVATE: The metabolic boost cycle. You’ll alternate between low- and high-calorie days and watch the fat melt away. ACHIEVE: The steady weight loss cycle. You’ll learn to control portions properly and start the exciting and quick! 17 Minute Spot Reduction Workout. ARRIVE: The efficient control cycle. You’ll be firmly in the habit of healthy eating to support your goal. On weekends, you can even enjoy your favorite foods! PLUS: A new, optional transitional day of liquid cleansing that kicks your fat burning into overdrive and a dietary supplement program to support your success. The 17 Day Diet can work for you even if you have food allergies or PMS or are pregnant or constantly traveling. It can be adapted to a wide variety of cuisines, from Chinese to Tex Mex and everything in between. Brimming with helpful tips, interesting facts, and inspiring testimonials from fellow 17 Day Dieters, The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition is the very last diet book you’ll ever need. Book Details: Author: Dr. Mike Moreno Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 12/31/2013 Pages: 368
How do you know that you are outgrowing adulthood? When you begin to feel that the life you have been living is out of balance; when the need to perform, to hurry, and to acquire is no longer compelling. It’s like the moment when your favorite tennis shoes start to give you blisters. The way you’ve been living your adult life doesn’t fulfill you anymore. Dr. Bill Thomas, one of the most innovative thinkers in medicine, explains that a new life phase is beginning to emerge within our society. When the Baby Boom generation came of age in the 1960s and 1970s, they jump-started a cultural revolution that shaped today’s society. Now, many feel they are living a life of frenzied disharmony. This out-of-balance feeling is a signal that you are ready for your second coming of age, your life beyond adulthood. Second Wind illuminates how to recognize and navigate the most challenging and fulfilling developmental stage of life. Life can and should be reimagined. New ways of living and working are waiting to be discovered on the far side of adulthood. Dr. Thomas treats the Baby Boom generation as he would one of his patients, sympathetically exploring its history before recommending a path toward a life rich with developmental opportunities. Predicting that Boomers will choose the path of the Denialist, the Realist, or the Enthusiast, he discusses the behaviors and attitudes that will provide new and more nourishing fuel for the rest of life’s journey: hope and a renewed sense of all that is possible. Book Details: Author: Dr. Dr. Bill Thomas Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/11/2014 Pages: 336
Simon & Schuster Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper, and More Connected Life $25
The ultimate set for Boynton fans, here are four of her seriously silly bestselling board books in their own sturdy boxed set. Full-color illustrations. Book Details: Author: Sandra Boynton Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 5.98in length x 2.12in width x 5.98in height Weight: 16oz. Format: Board Book Publication Date: 10/1/1998 Pages: 50 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
Favorite Family Meals Favorite Family Meals is packed with more than 150 delicious, easy-to-prepare recipes that will appeal to the whole family, including brain-boosting breakfasts; "healthy junk food" like burgers, pizzas, and chicken nuggets; wholesome muffins; fabulous desserts; fish dishes that will tempt even the most finicky eaters; and dishes that children will enjoy preparing themselves like animal-shaped cheese bread. Every recipe has been taste-tested by a panel of children, because it's not enough to prepare healthy foods for kids—they have to want to eat them, too. Filled with dozens of essential time-saving tips for shopping, stocking, freezing, and planning ahead, four weekly menu plans, lunch box suggestions, ideas for spectacular party foods and sensible snacks, and inspiring color photographs, busy parents will wonder how they ever managed without Favorite Family Meals. Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Domino: The Book of Decorating cracks the code to creating a beautiful home, bringing together inspiring rooms, how-to advice and insiders' secrets from today's premier tastemakers in an indispensable style manual. The editors take readers room by room, tapping the best ideas from domino magazine and culling insights from their own experiences. With an eye to making design accessible and exciting, this book demystifies the decorating process and provides the tools for making spaces that are personal, functional and fabulous. Format: Hardcover Pages: 272
Winner of the Lincoln Prize This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history. Book Details: Author: Doris Kearns Goodwin Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Paperback Publication Date: 9/26/2006 Pages: 944
An interactive novelty book, My Little Pink Princess Purse contains a note from a fairy godmother explaining that inside the vanity box your little one will find a mirror. Only a princess filled with" grace, humility, intelligence, self-confidence, and imagination " will see her reflection. Teach your child the importance of these qualities and let her indulge in a little fun! Included in the book are 6 life-up tabs, an erasable writing slab, a removable quill pen, a fan, rose-colored glasses, four scratch-and-sniff perfumes, five rings, a bracelet, a sapphire tiara, a key and a handheld mirror. Bring your child's imagination to life with this educational, dress-up kit! By Stephen T. Johnson. Published by Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 16 pages. Contains small parts - Not for children under 3 years.
Featuring 10 pop-out tools and a revolving lenticular red light, this interactive book lets little firemen-in-the-making discover what it's like to work on a fire truck. By Stephen T. Johnson. Published by Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 16 pages. 11" length x 8" height x 1.5" depth (approximately) . Contains small parts, not suitable for children under 3 years.
Welcome to Minnie's Bow-Tique, a world of fun, fashion, and music! This book and music player feature familiar tunes with special lyrics that bring Minnie's world to life! Following the prompts in the book, children play each of the special songs on the Minnie Mouse music player and can sing along to 20 popular kid songs with the lyrics printed on each page. Songs include "If You're Happy and You Know It," "Do These Bows Hang Low?" and "Bicycle Built for Three." Minnie Mouse fans can carry or clip on the player everywhere they go to hear music while on the move. Author: Reader's Digest Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 11.75in length x 2.3in width x 12in height Weight: 17.28 oz
A favorite author and artist create an endearing collection of new and favorite illustrated rhymes and poems ideal for sharing. A baby's day is full of meaningful moments: Time for cuddles, time for play, time for games, time for a nap, time for dinner, time for a bath, time for bed?and always, always, time for love. This joyous collection of more than fifty original poems and rhymes is divided into sections that celebrate each part of a young child's daily routine. An anthology of new and favorite rhymes accompanied by gentle, evocative illustrations is a perfect gift for showers and a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf. Book Details: Author: Jane Yolen Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 10.5in length x 8.5in width x 1.25in height Weight: 22.5 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 3/5/2013 Pages: 112 Reading Level: Age 1 and Up
Eloise is celebrating her 50th anniversary though she is not a day over six. The original Eloise story & pictures are printed on the front cover, while artist sketches & stories, the author's photos & information are included at the back.;Written by Kay Thompson;Illustrated by Hilary Knight;Hardcover book;111⁄2" X 8";Made in USA;Recommended for ages 6 to 9;Please note: Plush doll sold separately.
A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes and outlaws, whores and ladies, Indians and settlers. Richly authentic, beautifully written, always dramatic, Lonesome Dove is a book to make us laugh, weep, dream, and remember. Book Details: Author: Larry McMurtry Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Paperback Publication Date: 6/15/2010 Pages: 864
Olivia is having an identity crisis! There are too many ruffly, sparkly princesses around these days, and Olivia has had quite enough. She needs to stand out! She has to be special! She wants to do more than just fit in! So what will she be;Hardcover;40 pages;8.5" X 11";Recommended for ages 3+;Imported
Two puppies learn the true meaning of family in this heart-warming tale. Words by Kelly DiPucchio, pictures by Christian Robinson. Published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. 40 pages. 9.25" length x 0.50" width x 11.50" height, approximately.
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A little dragon and his favorite book make for a combustible combination in this clever picture book with a surprise ending. It's nearly Cedric the dragon's bedtime, and for Cedric, bedtime means storytime! When his mother reads him his favorite book, he likes the story so much that he wants to hear it again?and again?and again! Cedric's mom understands that the best stories are ripe for repetition, and she tries very hard to be patient. But sometimes dragons will be dragons?which is why this bedtime tale ends with an incendiary surprise! Book Details: Author: Emily Gravett Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 8.88in length x 0.5in width x 10.25in height Weight: 12.91 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 4/16/2013 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
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The New York Times bestselling book of simple rules everyone should follow in order to live a long, healthy life, featuring illustrations throughout, from the author of The End of Illness . In his international bestseller, The End of Illness , Dr. David B. Agus shared what he has learned from his work as a pioneering cancer doctor, revealing the innovative steps he takes to prolong the lives of not only cancer patients, but all those who want to enjoy a vigorous, lengthy life. Now Dr. Agus has turned his research into a practical and concise illustrated handbook for everyday living. A Short Guide to a Long Life is divided into three sections What to Do, What to Avoid, and Doctor’s Orders that provide the definitive answers to many common and not-so-common questions: Who should take a baby aspirin daily? Are flu shots safe? What constitutes “healthy” foods? Are airport scanners hazardous? Dr. Agus believes optimal health begins with our daily routines. His book will help you develop new patterns of personal health care, using inexpensive and widely available tools that are based on the latest and most reliable science. An accessible and essential handbook for preparing for visits to the doctor and maintaining control of your future, “ A Short Guide to a Long Life explores the simple idea that a healthy tomorrow starts with good habits today” Fortune . Book Details: Author: David B. Agus M.D. Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 1/7/2014 Pages: 208
In this moving and compassionate classic—now updated with new material from the authors—hospice nurses Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley share their intimate experiences with patients at the end of life, drawn from more than twenty years’ experience tending the terminally ill. Through their stories we come to appreciate the near-miraculous ways in which the dying communicate their needs, reveal their feelings, and even choreograph their own final moments; we also discover the gifts—of wisdom, faith, and love—that the dying leave for the living to share. Filled with practical advice on responding to the requests of the dying and helping them prepare emotionally and spiritually for death, Final Gifts shows how we can help the dying person live fully to the very end. Book Details: Author: Maggie Callanan Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Paperback Publication Date: 2/14/2012 Pages: 224
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One of the most inspiring and impactful books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has captivated readers for 25 years. It has transformed the lives of Presidents and CEOs, educators and parents— in short, millions of people of all ages and occupations. Book Details: Author: Stephen R. Covey Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Paperback Publication Date: 11/19/2013 Pages: 432
Top 100 Baby Purees Veteran mom and bestselling author Annabel Karmel has compiled a collection of best-ever purees that are quick, easy, and simply delicious. Making your own baby food is certainly economical, but more importantly, it ensures that your baby consumes only the freshest, top-quality ingredients. From those first few bites to meals for older babies, every recipe is suitable for children ages 6 months and older. Beautifully presented, Top 100 Baby Purees is filled with appetizing photographs, food facts, top tips, and a handy chart for each recipe that lists appropriate age range, portion amount, cooking time, and whether or not it is suitable for freezing. Also included: timesaving food preparation tips, tricks on finding hidden nutrition in everyday foods, how to freeze and reheat your homemade baby food, tips on weaning and transitioning your baby to solids, and food allergies. Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Learn how to find faces in unexpected places using everyday objects in this interactive guide to cultivating creativity, from globally acclaimed portrait artist Hanoch Piven. There are so many faces to discover in our world! All you have to do is look. Is a button just a button? Or is it an eye? That stick of gum sure looks like a mouth. How about some old yarn, unraveled from a scarf-- that could be hair. Put all these objects together and you can make a face! Join internationally renowned portrait artist Hanoch Piven on a delightful, artistic journey to reimagine the everyday world into facial fun in this instructive, illustrated guide. Book Details: Author: Hanoch Piven Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 11.5in length x 9in width x 1in height Weight: 15.5 oz Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 8/6/2013 Pages: 40 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up
Bunny's big day has arrived, and her family and their forest friends are ready to celebrate in style. There's hugging and kissing, singing and dancing, and, of course, cake and presents! In this sweet picture book that's just perfect for reading aloud, Liz Garton Scanlon commemorates that most cherished of childhood events—a little one's birthday. Author: Liz Garton Scanlon Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 9in length x 0.4in width x 9in height Weight: 13.38 oz
Hang around just like a sloth and get to know the delightful residents of the Avarios Sloth Sanctuary in Costa Rica, the world's largest sloth orphanage. You'll fall in love with bad-boy Mateo, ooh and ahh over baby Biscuit, and want to wrap your arms around champion cuddle buddy Ubu! Author: Lucy Cooke Publisher: Simon & Schuster Dimensions: 9in length x 0.5in width x 9in height Weight: 16.13 oz