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Challenging Words for Smart People

ISBN: 9781936863693

Author: Richard Lederer    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Challenging Words for Smart People is not for everyone. But if you are heels-over-head nuts about language and have a passion for snatching significance from th...


Challenging Words for Smart People is not for everyone. But if you are heels-over-head nuts about language and have a passion for snatching significance from the mass data swirling around us, you will share in its pages some sublime adventures in re-creation-al linguistics. Each chapter in Challenging Words for Smart People states a challenge. In the process of meeting those tests, your axons, dendrites, ganglia, and synapses will get quite a workout as you engage in a series of push-ups of the mind and aerobics of the brain. Throughout his career, Dr. Richard Lederer has epitomized "learning dressed up to have fun." His mission is to impose order on chaos and sprinkle fairy dust on the mundane. Enter this great banquet hall of words and you will taste the abundant harvest of our bountiful, multifoliate English language.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 144


Dimensions: 140 x 205 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2016


$29.99 $19.99
The Day The Sticks Disappeared

ISBN: 9781543900514

Author: Misty Escobar    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Join two brothers as they search to find out why all of the sticks are missing. They can't imagine playing without sticks, because the sticks are what bring to...


Join two brothers as they search to find out why all of the sticks are missing. They can't imagine playing without sticks, because the sticks are what bring to life their imaginative play. On their journey they run into a mouse, a hare and a fox that are kind enough to help lead them through the forest. They never would have guessed the reason for the disappearance of the sticks. They are faced with the decision to be brave and keep moving forward or to give up on their mission altogether. What will they decide, and will their decision be the right one? The Day the Sticks Disappeared is a story of friendship and overcoming fear. Children and parents alike will love the magical storyline. It is a reminder of the power of the imagination and how it brings things to life! Most of all, children will be reminded that bravery and persistence are rewarded in the end.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 28


Dimensions: 178 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 20-06-2017


$29.99 $19.99
The Pope's Army

ISBN: 9780824520588

Author: Robert Royal    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

With the recent elections of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, the world witnessed the pomp and honor of the Swiss Guard, the "Pope's Army." Now bestselling a...


With the recent elections of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis, the world witnessed the pomp and honor of the Swiss Guard, the "Pope's Army." Now bestselling author Robert Royal takes us through the colorful 500-year history of the military guard that has witnessed every major Vatican event for half a millennium. Topics include the guard's origins, the Medici Popes, the sack of Rome, the Napoleonic War, the unification of Italy, the Pope's imprisonment; World Wars I and II; and the Nazi occupation of Rome. Perfect for those seeking a greater understanding of the Vatican's inner-workings, Robert Royal's bestselling book on the Swiss Guard is now available in paperback.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 134 x 210 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2016


$45.00 $28.00
Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines

ISBN: 9781613733769

Author: Mark Ribowsky    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

In 1970 a scraggly, antiheroic man from North Carolina by way of Massachusetts began presenting a comforting yet biting new sound. Within a year, when young ear...


In 1970 a scraggly, antiheroic man from North Carolina by way of Massachusetts began presenting a comforting yet biting new sound. Within a year, when young ears sought the latest in rock, there was "Fire and Rain" and "You've Got a Friend," and a new Southern California-fed branch of pop music. James Taylor was its reluctant leader. Remarkably, Taylor has survived: his 2015 release, Before This World, edged out Taylor Swift and went to No. 1 on the charts. Today he is in better physical (and probably mental) condition than during the whirlwind era when he influenced music so heavily, the decade when magazines and newspapers printed feverish stories about his gawky hunkiness, his love affair with Joni Mitchell, his glittery marriage to Carly Simon, his endlessly carried-out heroin habit, and sometimes even his music. Despite it all, Taylor has become the nearest thing to rock royalty in America. Based on fresh interviews with musicians, producers, record company people, and music journalists, as well as previously published interviews, reviews, and profiles, Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines is the definitive biography of an elusive superstar.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 416


Dimensions: 153 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 21-06-2016


Tags: June 2016   Biography   Music
$65.00 $39.99
Trump's America : The Complete Loser's Guide

ISBN: 9781944068165

Author: Scott Dikkers    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

This book is important, and not just because it's about Donald Trump. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to discover the official Trump Brand Origin S...


This book is important, and not just because it's about Donald Trump. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to discover the official Trump Brand Origin Story, to learn his positions on vital issues like the military—“Are These the Biggest Missiles We Have?", science— “If Einstein Was So Smart, Why Wasn't He Rich?" and good government—“ Of the Good People, By the Good People, and For the Good People”. Through hilarious stories, photo mashups, official documents, and future newspaper clippings, readers will experience life under the leadership of President Trump. This is the road map every citizen needs to thrive and survive in a "Trumpocalypse."Remember, it will be Trump’s America, but you have to live in it.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 166


Dimensions: 217 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 18-04-2016


$45.00 $28.00
I Always Wondered About That

ISBN: 9781943431298

Author: Larry Scheckel    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Larry Scheckel is an award-winning science teacher and lecturer who makes complex topics simple to understand. Here you'll find entertaining answers to 101 ques...


Larry Scheckel is an award-winning science teacher and lecturer who makes complex topics simple to understand. Here you'll find entertaining answers to 101 questions you didn't even know you had, such as, "Why does glue stick?" "Why do batteries die?" "What would happen if you put human DNA into another creature?" and "How do people record memories in their brains?" The wide-ranging questions and answers will make readers eager to learn more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 220


Dimensions: 148 x 217 mm


Publication Date: 01-01-2018


$39.99 $24.99
The Postmodern Bartender

ISBN: 9781935879046

Author: Hayden Wood    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

A guide to more than 1,000 cocktails—and cocktail culture—systematized by flavor profile Find a new favorite drink in this bartender's guide that offers a ...


A guide to more than 1,000 cocktails—and cocktail culture—systematized by flavor profile Find a new favorite drink in this bartender's guide that offers a novel approach to the simple cocktail. Organized by flavor profiles, this volume explores the range of possible mixed drinks based on personal tastes. Over 1,000 recipes, from the simple to the fresh squeezed, from the classic to the trending, are all detailed here. Also profiled are beers, whiskeys, sakes, and more. Written by famed Australian drinksmith Hayden Wood, there is also plenty of good barkeeping advice, instructions and illustrations for flair pouring, and a short literary supplement of Bukowskiesque, true-to-life stories from bartenders around the world. World champion flair bartender Hayden Wood has made drinks for Oprah on her daytime show and was the warm-up act for three years running on Guy Fieri's Knuckle Sandwich food show tour. He lives in Sydney, Australia.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 246


Dimensions: 140 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 01-06-2019


$32.99
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Over In The Meadow

ISBN: 9781622771783

Author: John Feierabend    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Over in the meadow... there lives a wonderful array of animals and their young. This traditional folksong probably originated in the United Kingdom in the sixte...


Over in the meadow... there lives a wonderful array of animals and their young. This traditional folksong probably originated in the United Kingdom in the sixteenth century. Over in the Meadow has not only served as a song to teach counting and rhyming, it is also a delightful introduction to the wonderful natural world that we share with our animal friends. Now lavishly illustrated by Marissa Napoletano and collected by John M. Feierabend, this song is sure to delight current and future generations. The fully notated version of this song with all the words is included at the end of this book, along with a detailed history of the song. A beautiful take on a timeless story, this picture book is another wonderful chapter in the continuing legacy of a delightful, classic songtale.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 32


Dimensions: 217 x 268 mm


Publication Date: 20-09-2016


$34.99 $22.00
Signature Homes

ISBN: 9780996965316

Author: Panache Partners    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Presenting an inspiring array of beautiful homes from California to New York, this book showcases designs by more than 40 of the nation's foremost architects an...


Presenting an inspiring array of beautiful homes from California to New York, this book showcases designs by more than 40 of the nation's foremost architects and custom home builders. Several pages are devoted to displaying and explaining each project, be it historical restoration, upscale renovation, or ground-up design. Each detailed photograph visually represents the most unique aspects of the home from inside and outdoors. Accompanying editorial provides an insider explanation behind the materials, style, and layout.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 264


Dimensions: 247 x 320 mm


Publication Date: 20-08-2016


$115.00 $70.00
World Domination : The Sub Pop Records Story

ISBN: 9781947026186

Author: Gillian G Gaar    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

Founded in the late 1980s by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, Seattle-based Sub Pop Records released early recordings by then-upstart regional bands such as G...


Founded in the late 1980s by Bruce Pavitt and Jonathan Poneman, Seattle-based Sub Pop Records released early recordings by then-upstart regional bands such as Green River, Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Tad, Nirvana, Flaming Lips, Afghan Whigs, and Screaming Trees. When the world went grunge crazy in the 1990s, Sub Pop was suddenly the epicenter of Seattle cool. Emerging organically from Bruce Pavitt’s Subterranean Pop fanzine, the story of Sub Pop Records is the story of a couple of irreverent music lovers who stumbled into the record business because they simply loved working with bands they wanted to listen to themselves. From barely paying the bills to the trappings of major music industry success to the inevitable fallout, this is the inside story of the musicians, producers, staffers, and stars who built Sub Pop into an independent powerhouse. World Domination takes you deep inside the chaotic early days of the label’s founding, all the way to the present. It’s a fascinating snapshot of a label that has promoted Death Cab for Cutie, the White Stripes, the Shins, Iron & Wine, the Postal Service, Sleater-Kinney, Band of Horses, Flight of the Conchords, Fleet Foxes, Sunny Day Real Estate, Shabazz Palaces, the Head and the Heart, Father John Misty, and many others. Author Gillian G. Gaar, a longtime Seattle-based writer, draws on firsthand interviews, deep research, and her years of covering the Seattle scene as a local music journalist to bring together the first in-depth historical narrative of one of America’s more influential independent record labels.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 176


Dimensions: 178 x 178 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2018


Tags: November 2018   History   Music   Business
$49.99 $32.00
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