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Image Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great...

Cooking for Geeks: Real Science, Great Hacks, and Good Food | by Jeff Potter | Cooking for Geeks applies your curiosity to discovery, inspiration, and invention in the kitchen. Why is medium-rare steak so popular? Why do we bake some things at 350° F/175° C and others at 375° F/190° C? And how quickly does a pizza cook if we overclock an oven to 1,000° F/540° C? | #books #food #foodbooks #geekiscool #justlearned #knowledgefix #science #sciencebooks

   

Image F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test...

F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers by Richard Benson. Whether in science (Q: What is the highest frequency noise that a human can register? A: Mariah Carey), the humanities (Q: What did Mahatma Gandhi and Genghis Khan have in common? A: Unusual names), math, or other subjects, these 250 entries prove that while everyone enjoys the spectacle of failure, it's even sweeter to see a FAIL turn into a WIN. #Books #educationbooks #humourbooks

   

Image Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky...

Atlas of Remote Islands by Judith Schalansky | There are still places on earth that are unknown. Visually stunning and uniquely designed, this wondrous book captures fifty islands that are far away in every sense-from the mainland, from people, from airports, and from holiday brochures. #books #travelbooks #maps #travel

   

Image The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with...

The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change: Annie Leonard: Amazon.com: #Books #books #booksbusiness #business #economics

   

Image Complete Essays by Francis Bacon. (Dover...

Complete Essays by Francis Bacon. (Dover Books on Literature & Drama) Amazon.com | #books #Boooksfictionliterature #history #bookshistory

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Image The Audacity of Hope by President Barack...

The Audacity of Hope by President Barack Obama. #In this bestselling book Obama discusses the importance of empathy in politics, his hopes for a different America with different policies, and how the ideals of its democracy can be renewed. #books #politicsbooks #politics #USpolitics #bestsellers #history

   

Image Here They Are — The Best Comic Books of...

Here They Are — The Best Comic Books of 2013! | wired.com | Star Wars, by Brian Wood and Carlos D’Anda (Dark Horse, ongoing) and more. #Books #comicsgraphicsnovels

   

Image This is a Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life:...

This is a Cookbook: Recipes For Real Life: by Max and Eli Sussman. #books #foodbooks #bestsellers #food

   

Image Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next...

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic: David Quammen. #science #books #nonfiction #sciencebooks

   

Image Tell Them I Built This by Emily Pilloton |...

Tell Them I Built This by Emily Pilloton | #books #educationbooks #education

   

Image This Explains Everything by John Brockman |...

This Explains Everything by John Brockman | #books #bestsellers #nonfiction

   

Image In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive...

In Mistrust We Trust: Can Democracy Survive When We Don't Trust Our Leaders? by Ivan Krastev | #books #politics #politicsbooks

   

Image Med School Confidential by Robert H. Miller,...

Med School Confidential by Robert H. Miller, Harold M. Friedman & Dan Bissell, M.D. | #books #educationbooks #profesionalbooks #medicalbooks #medicine

   

Image Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government...

Back to Work: Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy: Bill Clinton. #politics #currenteventsbooks #currentevents #books #politicsbooks #causes #causesbooks #billclinton

   

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Image Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green...

Hot, Flat, and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution--and How It Can Renew America by Thomas L. Friedman. Friedman brings a fresh outlook to the crises of destabilizing climate change and rising competition for energy—both of which could poison our world if we do not act quickly and collectively. His argument speaks to all of us who are concerned about the state of America in the global future. #politics #currenteventsbooks #currentevents #books #politicsbooks #history

   

Image The Language of Love and Respect: Cracking...

The Language of Love and Respect: Cracking the Communication Code with Your Mate by Emerson Eggerichs. #Books #bestsellers #nonfiction

   

Image The Atlantic — News and analysis on...

The Atlantic — News and analysis on politics, business, culture, technology, national, international, and life – TheAtlantic.com. #books #2012 #nonfictionbooks

   

Image Julia Child (née McWilliams;[1] August 15,...

Julia Child (née McWilliams;[1] August 15, 1912 – August 13, 2004) was an American #chef, author, and television personality. She is recognized for bringing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French #Cooking, and her subsequent television programs, the most notable of which was The French Chef, which premiered in 1963. #Quotes #Food #History #people #Books

   

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Ding dong the witch is dead and now the Wicked Witch of the East is saving your book’s page with her posthumously famous striped stocking legs. #Books #reading #Gadgets

   

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Image Prodigal Summer: A Novel, by Barbara...

Prodigal Summer: A Novel, by Barbara Kingsolver. #fictionliteratureBooks #Books Prodigal Summer is the fifth novel by American author Barbara Kingsolver. Drawing heavily on ecological concepts and with her trademark interweaving plots, this novel tells three stories of love, loss and connections in rural Virginia. (Wikipedia)

   

Image The Time Keeper, by Mitch Albom....

The Time Keeper, by Mitch Albom. #fictionliteratureBooks #Books From the author who's inspired millions worldwide with books like Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven comes his most imaginative novel yet, The #Time Keeper--a compelling fable about the first man on earth to count the hours. The man who became Father Time.

   

Image Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And...

Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns), by Mindy Kaling: She has lived many lives: the obedient child of immigrant professionals, a timid chubster afraid of her own bike, a Ben Affleck–impersonating Off-Broadway performer and playwright, and, finally, a comedy writer and actress prone to starting fights with her friends and coworkers with the sentence “Can I just say one last thing about this, and then I swear I’ll shut up about it?” #Books #fictionliteratureBooks

   

Image Life of Pi, by Yann Martel: #Books Life of...

Life of Pi, by Yann Martel: #Books Life of Pi is a fantasy adventure novel by Yann Martel published in 2001. The protagonist, Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, an Indian boy from Pondicherry, explores issues of spirituality and practicality from an early age. (Wikipedia) #fictionliteratureBooks

   

Image Life of Pi is a 2012 American adventure...

Life of Pi is a 2012 American adventure drama film based on Yann Martel's 2001 novel of the same name. Directed by Ang Lee, the film is based on an adapted screenplay by David Magee. The film is about a 16-year old boy named Piscine Molitor "Pi" Patel, who suffers a shipwreck in which his family dies, and is stranded in the Pacific Ocean on a lifeboat with a Bengal tiger named Richard Parker. It earned three Golden Globe nominatiion #films #entertainment

   

Image The World As We Know It by Joseph Monninger....

The World As We Know It by Joseph Monninger. #Books A lifetime of friendship begins the day brothers Ed and Allard save Sarah from drowning in an icy river near their rural New Hampshire home. Though their paths diverge through the years, the connection between the three endures until a heartbreaking tragedy in the remote mountains of Wyoming forces Sarah and Allard to confront the unthinkable. #NonfictionBooks

   

Image Moby Dick by Herman Melville. or, The Whale...

Moby Dick by Herman Melville. or, The Whale is a novel by Herman Melville, first published in 1851. It is considered to be one of the Great American Novels and a treasure of world literature. (Wikipedia) #Book #Literature #Classics

   

Image #Books, A book is a set of written, printed,...

#Books, A book is a set of written, printed, illustrated, or blank sheets, made of ink, paper, parchment, or other materials, usually fastened together to hinge at one side. A single sheet within a book is called a leaf, and each side of a leaf is called a page. A book produced in electronic format is known as an electronic book (e-book). Photo by Kristen Angelo

   

Image Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power: Jon...

Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power: Jon Meacham. In this magnificent biography, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author brings vividly to life an extraordinary man and his remarkable times. #Jefferson the politician and president, a great and complex human being forever engaged in the wars of his era. Philosophers think; politicians maneuver. Jefferson’s genius was that he was both and could do both, often simultaneously. Such is the art of power. #History #Presidents #Autobiography #Books #History

   

Image The American Journey of Barack Obama: The...

The American Journey of Barack Obama: The Editors of Life Magazine. The American Journey of Barack Obama covers the candidate from his childhood and adolescence to his time as editor of The Harvard Law Review and his Chicago activist years, culminating with the excitement and fervor of the historic 2008 Democratic National Convention. #History #Presidents #Autobiography #Obama #Books #HistoryBooks

   

Image Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and...

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance, by Barack Obama. This Books is a memoir by United States President Barack Obama. #History #Presidents #Autobiography #Obama #Books #HistoryBooks

   

Image An Unfinished Life : John F. Kennedy, 1917 -...

An Unfinished Life : John F. Kennedy, 1917 - 1963, by Robert Dallek. Everywhere acclaimed for its compelling narrative, its fresh insights, and its dispassionate appraisal of John F. Kennedy's presidency, this #1 national bestseller is the first full-scale single-volume biography of JFK to be written by a historian in nearly four decades. #Books #History #USHistory #HistoryBooks #Presidents

   

Image FDR by Jean Edward Smith. One of today’s...

FDR by Jean Edward Smith. One of today’s premier biographers has written a modern, comprehensive, indeed ultimate book on the epic life of Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In this superlative volume, Jean Edward Smith combines contemporary scholarship and a broad range of primary source material to provide an engrossing narrative of one of America’s greatest presidents. #Books #History #USHistory #HistoryBooks #Presidents

   

Image The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by...

The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris by David McCullough. This is the enthralling, inspiring—and until now, untold—story of the adventurous American artists, writers, doctors, politicians, architects, and others of high aspiration who set off for Paris in the years between 1830 and 1900, ambitious to excel in their work. #Books #HistoryBooks #Paris #France #History #Travel

   

Image Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow | Ron...

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow | Ron Chernow, the renowned author of Titan whom the New York Times has called “as elegant an architect of monumental histories as we’ve seen in decades,” vividly re-creates the whole sweep of Alexander Hamilton’s turbulent life—his exotic, brutal upbringing; his titanic feuds with celebrated rivals; his pivotal role in defining the shape of the federal government and the American economy. #Books #History #USHistory #HistoryBooks

   

Image 1776 by David McCullough. The work is...

1776 by David McCullough. The work is considered a companion piece to McCullough's earlier biography of John Adams, and focuses on the events surrounding the start of the American Revolution. #History #Books #HistoryBooks

   

Image Why School?: How Education Must Change When...

Why School?: How Education Must Change When Information and #Learning Are Everywhere | In Why School?, educator, author, parent and blogger Will Richardson challenges traditional thinking about education—questioning whether it still holds value in its current form. With an in-depth look at how connected educators are beginning to change their classroom practice. #Books #TED #Education

   

Image War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy | War and Peace...

War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy | War and Peace is a novel by the Russian author Leo #Tolstoy, first published in 1869. The work is epic in scale and is regarded as one of the most important works of world #literature. delineates in graphic detail events surrounding the French invasion of Russia, and the impact of the Napoleonic era on Tsarist society, as seen through the eyes of five Russian aristocratic families. #Books

   

Image Materia medica | (English: medical...

Materia medica | (English: medical material/substance) is a Latin medical term for the body of collected #knowledge about the therapeutic properties of any substance used for healing (i.e., medicines). The term derives from the title of a work by the Ancient Greek physician Pedanius Dioscorides in the 1st century AD, De materia medica libre. #Medicine

   

Image The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | #Books The...

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho | #Books The Alchemist is a novel by Paulo Coelho first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it has been translated into 71 languages as of 2011. An allegorical novel, The Alchemist follows a young Andalusian shepherd named Santiago in his journey to Egypt, after having a recurring dream of finding treasure there. #Boooksfictionliterature

   

Image Cosmos by Carl Sagan | #Books Cosmos (1980)...

Cosmos by Carl Sagan | #Books Cosmos (1980) is a popular science book by astronomer and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sagan. Its 13 illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos TV series on which the book was based, explore the mutual development of science and civilization. Spurred in part by the popularity of the TV series, #Cosmos. #Space #books #BooksSciencenature #nature #Science

   

Image The Republic (Penguin Classics) (Paperback)...

The Republic (Penguin Classics) (Paperback) by Plato, Melissa Lane | One of the greatest works of philosophy and political theory ever produced, Plato's The Republic has shaped western thought for thousands of years, remaining as relevant today as when it was first written in the Ancient Greece. Plato's Republic is widely acknowledged as the cornerstone of Western #philosophy. #Books #Bookshistory #booksfictionliterature

   

Image The Help (film) | The Help is a 2011...

The Help (film) | The Help is a 2011 American drama film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Kathryn Stockett, adapted for the screen and directed by Tate Taylor. (Wikipedia) #Film #Books #Booksfictionliterature

   

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Image George Washington: History In An Hour | A...

George Washington: History In An Hour | A figure synonymous with American #history. His image is known worldwide, marked on American currency, postage stamps – even a state is named after him. George #Washington in an Hour explores the man beneath the symbol. This is the essential chronicle of Washington’s life – his rise from middle class Virginian upbringing to America’s first #President, elected unanimously twice. #philosophy. #Books #Bookshistory #BooksBiographiesMemoirs

   

Image Plato: Philosophy in an Hour | Philosophy...

Plato: Philosophy in an Hour | Philosophy for busy people. Read a succinct account of the philosophy of Plato in just one hour. #Plato is still seen by many as the greatest of all philosophers, inspiring many of the finest thinkers through the ages. Indeed, many see all later philosophy as nothing but attempts to answer the questions he raised. He founded the Academy, the world’s first university, in 387 BC and taught that the physical world is not reality. #Philosophy

   

Image JFK: History in an Hour | Know your stuff:...

JFK: History in an Hour | Know your stuff: Read a succinct history of JFK’s life in just one hour. John Fitzgerald #Kennedy, America’s youngest President. But, barely one thousand days into his Presidency, he was assassinated. JFK in an Hour provides a compelling and comprehensive overview of this man credited with introducing an aspirational new approach to American politics. Learn about the Kennedy family, the cast that propelled #JFK to success despite family tragedy. #History

   

Image Scary stories for Halloween: The Colour Out...

Scary stories for Halloween: The Colour Out of Space by HP Lovecraft The horror of this story has as much to do with its setting as its characters. Article by Chris Power, In my favourite works of horror and supernatural fiction, the landscape itself is at least as important as whatever beasts or phantoms may roam across it. From the deserted strands of MR James to the Danube of Algernon Blackwood's "The Willows". #Books #Halloween

   

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