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Einstein's Beets
Einstein's Beets Sented by Michael

This is a prose nonfiction book about food and food aversions throughout history. Britney Spears loathes meatloaf and “all lumpy stuff.” Arturo Toscanini hated fish. Ayn Rand despised salads. Alexander Theroux’s Einstein’s Beets is a study of the world of food and food aversions. The novelist and poet probes the secret and mysterious attitudes of hundreds of people―mostly famous and well-known―toward eating and dining out, hilariously recounting tales of confrontation and scandalous alienation: it contains gossip, confession, embarrassment, and perceptive observations. Prose.

Argumentation and Language - Linguistic, Cognitive and Discursive Explorations

This volume focuses on the role language plays at all levels of the argumentation process. It explores the effects that specific linguistic choices may have in the production and the reception of arguments and in doing so, it moves beyond the first, necessary, descriptive stance provided by current literature on the topic. Each chapter provides an original take illuminating one or more of the following three issues: the range of linguistic resources language users draw on as they argue; how cognitive processes of meaning construction may influence argumentative practices; and which discursive devices can be used to fulfil a number of argumentative goals. The volume includes theoretical and empirical or applied stances, providing the reader both with state-of-the-art reflections on the relationship between argumentation and language, and with concrete examples of how this relationship plays out in naturally occurring argumentative practices, such as classroom interaction, and political, parliamentary or journalistic discourse. This is a very original, timely and welcome contribution to the study of argumentation conducted with the tools of the language sciences. The collection of papers relevantly tackles key linguistic, discursive and cognitive aspects of argumentative practices whose treatment is underrepresented in mainstream argumentation studies by offering new and exciting linguistically-grounded theoretical accounts. As such, the volume testifies both to the vigour of the linguistic current within the discipline and to the high standards of scholarly commitment and quality that the younger generation is pushing forward. Without question, this book marks an important milestone in the relationships between linguistics and argumentation theory. Christian Plantin, Professor Emeritus

Apprenticeships The Bildungsroman from Goethe to Santayana

Novels about growing up have long been loved by ordinary readers and analyzed, sometimes with more heat than light, by scholars. This book respects the interests of ordinary readers while clarifying and frequently resolving the moral, psychological, social, and occasionally religious coming-of-age dilemmas that scholars have wrestled with. Focusing on Goethe's Wilhelm Meister, Dickens's David Copperfield, James's What Maisie Knew, Forster's The Longest Journey, Lawrence's Sons and Lovers, and Santayana's The Last Puritan, Jeffers writes in a fresh, engaging style meant to give criticism a liveliness and even brilliance it has in recent decades often lacked.

Visit California Farms Your Guide to Farm Stays, Tours, and Hands-On Workshops

California’s very first farm guide has arrived. Visit California Farms, by Erin Mahoney Harris, highlights more than 40 family-owned farms, sustainable wineries, certified humane ranches, and urban farms throughout California—from Mendocino to San Diego County. Before you embark on a road trip to any part of the Golden State, you’ll want to flip through the pages of this gorgeous and easy-to-reference guide, which features full-color photographs and detailed information about relaxing and idyllic farm stays, enriching classes and workshops, educational farm tours, and enlightening volunteer opportunities. Visit California Farms is a must-have for everyone who cares about where our food comes from and how agriculture affects the planet. The guide includes farm visits that will delight anyone—from romantic couples to families with kids—whether you want to get your hands dirty, enjoy delicious meals, or just become more in tune with the farming lifestyle.

Postcards from Stanland Journeys in Central Asia

Central Asia has long stood at the crossroads of history. It was the staging ground for the armies of the Mongol Empire, for the nineteenth-century struggle between the Russian and British empires, and for the NATO campaign in Afghanistan. Today, multinationals and nations compete for the oil and gas reserves of the Caspian Sea and for control of the pipelines. Yet “Stanland” is still, to many, a terra incognita, a geographical blank.

Gehrig and the Babe The Friendship and the Feud

The legendary achievements of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig are undeniable hallmarks of baseball history. Much has been written about the two men as teammates, but Ruth and Gehrig's relationship away from the field is rarely, if ever, explored. In Gehrig and the Babe, Tony Castro portrays Ruth and Gehrig for what they were: American icons who were remarkably different men. For the first time, readers will learn about a friendship driven apart, an enduring feud which wove its way in and out of their Yankees glory years and chilled their interactions until July 4, 1939—Lou Gehrig Day at Yankee Stadium—when Gehrig’s famous farewell address thawed out their stone silence.

Lonely Planet Pocket Copenhagen (Travel Guide), 4th Editio

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Copenhagen is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Enjoy all the fun of the fair at Tivoli Gardens, relive history at the engrossing Nationalmuseet, or be inspired at Louisiana, one of Europe's great modern art museums; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Copenhagen and begin your journey now!

Family Guide New York City (Eyewitness Travel Family Guide)

Discover how the whole family can enjoy a visit to the Big Apple, from the top of the Empire State Building to a hot dog cart in Central Park, from exciting museums and shops to any number of historic carousels. The best things to do in New York City are all approached from a family-friendly angle. The book is organized around "hubs"--major sights around which to plan your day--and provides kid-friendly restaurants, age-range suitability information, ideas for letting off steam, and detailed maps showing the nearest parks, playgrounds, and public bathrooms. Plus there are activities for rainy days, and Kids' Corners in every chapter featuring cartoons, quizzes, and games to keep young travelers happy all day long.

Backroads & Byways of Alaska (Backroads & Byways)

Experience the inimitable natural beauty of The Last Frontier The breathtaking sights to be found in the state of Alaska defy comparison. A vast and remote region of mostly untouched nature, Alaska is truly a destination best explored by car. Veteran author, photographer, and Alaska explorer, Taz Tally provides turn-by-turn directions, stunning photographs, and detailed visitor's information for the very best drives and detours in the state. Following the sage wisdom Tally has gained from decades of driving, hiking, and photographing Alaska's wide territory, you wan't waste a second of your journey. Whether you're looking to drive along Alaska's incredible shores or bask in the majesty of Denali, North America's tallest peak, Backroads & Byways of Alaska is an essential companion. 60 color photographs and 10 maps

Understanding Arabs A Contemporary Guide to Arab Society, 6th Edition

For nearly three decades, diplomats, students, business people and governments have relied on Dr. Margaret Nydell's seminal work as the essential guide to comprehending an immensely varied culture. Covering all aspects of Arab life, from religion and society to social norms and communication styles, this all-encompassing guide reveals what the often misunderstood Arab culture is really like. Each chapter, including the examples, all statistics and charts, and each country overview has been extensively updated to reflect current events. This candid and readable guide for non-specialists promotes understanding between modern-day Arabs and Westerners without pushing a political agenda. It beautifully captures the contrasts and characteristics of a great, largely misunderstood civilization and brings them vividly to life.

PhotoCity Paris
PhotoCity Paris Sented by Michael

One photographer. One complete picture. We present 24 hours in the life of one of the world's most iconic cities. From sunrise to after sunset, from famous landmarks to lesser-known neighbourhoods, this celebration of Paris is packed with local insights and visual stories to showcase what makes the city truly great. As a chronological day-in-the-life story, this photobook captures the city's early risers to late-night clubbers, its chaotic, busy streets and oases of calm, striking architecture and green, open spaces. As a portrait of local life, it provides an intimate, insider's guide to Paris, documenting its patchwork of neighbourhoods and the people who call them home. PhotoCity Paris is the perfect book for those who dream of visiting the city, while making a great companion for those who know and love the City of Light. Also available: PhotoCity London and PhotoCity New York. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.

Photocity New York
Photocity New York Sented by Shon

One photographer. One complete picture. We present 24 hours in the life of one of the world's most iconic cities. From sunrise to after sunset, from famous landmarks to lesser-known neighbourhoods, this celebration of New York is packed with local insights and visual stories to showcase what makes the city truly great. As a chronological day-in-the-life story, this photobook captures the city's early risers to late-night clubbers, its chaotic, busy streets and oases of calm, striking architecture and green, open spaces. As a portrait of local life, it provides an intimate, insider's guide to New York, documenting its patchwork of neighbourhoods and the people who call them home. PhotoCity New York is the perfect book for those who dream of visiting the city, while making a great companion for those who know and love the Big Apple. Also available: PhotoCity London and PhotoCity Paris. About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world's number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we've printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You'll also find our content online, on mobile, video and in 14 languages, 12 international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more

Lonely Planet's Global Coffee Tour

Packed with over 150 amazing coffee experiences in 37 countries, from its birthplace in East Africa, to modern-day Cuba, the United States, Australia and the UK, this follow-up to our hugely popular Global Beer Tour features legendary espresso bars, plantation tours, urban roasteries and must-visit cafes.

Lonely Planet Colorado
Lonely Planet Colorado Sented by Luis

Lonely Planet: The world’s leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Colorado is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Hit the slopes in Aspen, discover the Old West in Durango or marvel at the splendor of the Rockies, all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Colorado and begin your journey now!

Gold Panning Colorado A Guide to the State's Best Sites for Gold

Gold Panning Colorado is the premiere reference source for anyone who is interested in getting started or continuing their gold prospecting in Colorado. Containing accurate, up-to-date prospecting information for all known panning areas in Colorado. The write-ups for each locale include driving directions, GPS coordinates, historical information, land ownership restrictions, full-color photos, and geological background. Features include: Full-color images GPS coordinates Geology basics Tools of the trade for every level of collector Rules and regulations Polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures

Fodor's Vienna and the Best of Austria with Salzburg and Skiing in the Alps

Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years. With its old-world charm, musical heritage, and alpine landscapes, Vienna and Austria offer choices for every traveler. Fodor’s Vienna and the Best of Austria captures the top experiences and attractions throughout the country, with intriguing features on tantalizing Austrian cuisine and wine, tips for finding the best ski resorts, and insights into hiking in the pastoral Salzkammergut region. Vienna and Austria spring to life with classic experiences such as visiting Mozart’s birthplace and touring the famous Schonbrunn Palace.

Couchsurfing in Iran Revealing a Hidden World

A modern-day glimpse into the surprising reality of life in Iran. Iran: A destination that is seldom seen by westerners yet often misunderstood. A country that simultaneously “enchants and enrages” those who visit it. A place where leading a double life has become the norm. In Couchsurfing in Iran, award-winning author Stephan Orth spends sixty-two days on the road in this mysterious Islamic republic to provide a revealing, behind-the-scenes look at life in one of the world’s most closed societies. Through the unsurpassed hospitality of twenty-two hosts, he skips the guidebooks and tourist attractions and travels from Persian carpet to bed to cot, covering more than 8,400 kilometers to recount “this world’s hidden doings.” Experiencing daily what he calls the “two Irans” that coexist side by side―the “theocracy, where people mourn their martyrs” in mausoleums, and the “hide-and-seek-ocracy, where people hold secret parties and seek worldly thrills instead of spiritual bliss”―he learns that Iranians have become experts in navigating around their country’s strict laws. Though couchsurfing is officially prohibited in Iran―the state fears spies would be able to travel undetected through the country―more than a hundred thousand Iranians are registered with online couchsurfing portals. And thanks to these hospitable, English-speaking strangers, Orth gets up close and personal with locals, peering behind closed doors and blank windows to uncover the inner workings of a country where public show and private reality are strikingly opposed.

Best Tent Camping Minnesota Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, 3rd Edition

Perfect Camping for You in Minnesota! The Land of 10,000 Lakes provides a spectacular backdrop for some of the most scenic campgrounds in the country. But do you know which campgrounds offer the most privacy? Which are the best for first-time campers? Outdoors writer and Minnesota resident Tom Watson traversed the entire state―from Zippel Bay State Park’s birch-jack pine forest, overlooking the incomparable Lake of the Woods, to the Blue Mound prairies of the southwest―and compiled the most up-to-date research to steer you to the perfect spot! Best Tent Camping: Minnesota presents 50 private, state park, and state and national forest campgrounds, organized into three distinct regions. Selections are based on location, topography, size, overall appeal, and reliable management, and every site is rated for beauty, privacy, spaciousness, safety and security, and cleanliness―so you’ll always know what to expect. The new full-color edition of this proven guidebook provides everything you need to know, with detailed maps of each campground and key information such as fees, restrictions, dates of operation, and facilities, as well as driving directions and GPS coordinates. Whether you seek a quiet campground near a fish-filled stream or a family campground with all the amenities, grab Best Tent Camping: Minnesota. It’s an escape for all who wish to find those special locales that recharge the mind, body, and spirit. This guide is a keeper.

50 Hikes with Kids Oregon and Washington

Discover the magic of the Pacific Northwest—with kids! Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the most kid-friendly hikes in Oregon and Washington. These hikes are perfect for little legs—they are all under four miles and have an elevation gain of 900 feet of less. Some are even accessible by stroller. Every entry includes the essential details: easy-to-read, trustworthy directions; a detailed map; hike length and elevation gain; bathroom access; and where to grab a bite to eat nearby. Full-color photographs highlight the fun things to see along the trail.

The Spiral Jetty Encyclo Exploring Robert Smithson's Earthwork through Time and Place

Copublished with the Tanner Trust Fund, J. Willard Marriott Library. Robert Smithson’s earthwork, Spiral Jetty (1970), an icon of the Land Art movement of the 1960s and 1970s, is located on the northern shores of Utah’s Great Salt Lake. Smithson built a masterpiece from local materials, one that spirals counterclockwise into the lake and appears or is submerged with fluctuations in the lake’s locally red, saline water. The Spiral Jetty Encyclo draws on Smithson’s writings for encyclopedic entries that bring to light the context of the earthwork and Smithson’s many points of reference in creating it. Visitors and armchair travelers, too, will discover how much significance Smithson placed on regional considerations, his immersion in natural history, his passion for travel, and his ability to use diverse mediums to create a cohesive and lasting work of art. Containing some 220 images, most of them in color, with some historical black and whites, The Spiral Jetty Encyclo lets readers explore the construction, connections, and significance of Smithson’s 1,500-foot-long curl into Great Salt Lake, created, in Smithson’s words, of “mud, salt crystals, rocks, water.”

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