Organizing from the Inside Out, Second Edition: The Foolproof System For Organizing Your Home, Your Office and Your Life
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Doing Sensory Ethnography, Second Edition by Sarah Pink
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Overview: This bold agenda-setting title continues to spearhead interdisciplinary, multisensory research into experience, knowledge and practice.
Drawing on an explosion of new, cutting edge research Sarah Pink uses real world examples to bring this innovative area of study to life. She encourages us to challenge, revise and rethink core components of ethnography including interviews, participant observation and doing research in a digital world. The book provides an important framework for thinking about sensory ethnography stressing the numerous ways that smell, taste, touch and vision can be interconnected and interrelated within research. Bursting with practical advice on how to effectively conduct and share sensory ethnography this is an important, original book, relevant to all branches of social sciences and humanities.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Second Takes: Critical Approaches to the Film Sequel by Carolyn Jess-Cooke , Constantine Verevis
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Overview: Sequels, serials, and remakes have been a staple of cinema since the very beginning, and recent years have seen the emergence of dynamic and progressive variations of these multi-film franchises. Taking a broad range of sequels as case studies, from the Godfather movies to the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, Second Takes confronts the complications posed by film sequels and their aftermaths, proposing new critical approaches to what has become a dominant industrial mode of Hollywood cinema. The contributors explore the sequel’s investments in repetition, difference, continuation, and retroactivity, and particularly those attitudes and approaches toward the sequel that hold it up as a kind of figurehead of Hollywood’s commercial imperatives. An invaluable resource to the film student, critic, and fan, Second Takes offers new ways of looking at the film sequel’s industrial, aesthetic, cultural, political, and theoretical contexts.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness by Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, Gillian Coutts
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Overview: Researchers have found that the accelerated pace of modern office life is taking its toll on productivity, employee engagement, creativity and well-being. Faced with a relentless flood of information and distractions, our brains try to process everything at once increasing our stress, decreasing our effectiveness and negatively impacting our performance.
Ironically, we have become too overworked, unfocused, and busy to stop and ask ourselves the most important question: What can we do to break the cycle of being constantly under pressure, always-on, overloaded with information and in environments filled with distractions? Do we need to accept this as the new workplace reality and continue to survive rather than thrive in modern day work environments? Thankfully, the answer is no. In their new book, ONE SECOND AHEAD: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness (Palgrave Macmillan; November 2015), Rasmus Hougaard, Jacqueline Carter, and Gillian Coutts demonstrate that it is possible to train the brain to respond differently to today’s constant pressures and distraction. All it takes is one second.
They propose that we need to learn to work differently so we are more focused, calm and have less clutter in our mind so we can better manage our time and attention. What if we could hit the ‘pause’ button on our day, step back, and meet challenges with a sense of clarity and purpose? And what if there was a way not just of ‘getting things done,’ but ensuring that what does get done are the right things to do?
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical
Split-Second Science Projects with Speed: How Fast Does It Go? by Robert Gardner
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Overview: Robert Gardner, a well-respected science writer now writing for the elementary-level reader introduces a set of experiment books that allow young readers to discover the answer to questions through simple activities with everyday items. Includes indications of which projects are best for science fair projects. Clear warnings call out where adult supervision is necessary. These books contain words to know, a further reading list, Internet adresses, and an index.How fast do your fingernails grow? Can a horse run faster than a cheetah? What affects the speed at which ice melts? There are so many things to measure in the world around you. The ideas introduced in this book will help you perform exciting and fun experiments. Some will even give you ideas for your science fair. All you need are some simple materials, most of which can be found around your home, school, or neighborhood. You will then be ready to discover the world of speed!
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Mrs. Pollifax and the Second Thief by Dorothy Gilman (Mrs. Pollifax #10)
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Overview: The assignment is a snap: Mrs. Pollifax just has to shoot some pictures at a quiet funeral outside Washington and take them to Sicily, where her old friend Farrell – a former CIA agent turned art dealer – anxiously awaits them. But like all Mrs. P’s assignments, so ostensibly suitable for the CIA’s favorite garden club member, this one quickly turns lethal. Her welcoming committee in Palermo includes a most unlikely CIA agent and several unseen enemies. Unfriendly eyes also observe Mrs. P’s rendezvous with Farrell in a secluded mountain village and weapons are soon displayed. With mysterious forces hot after them, she and Farrell scurry for safety to a fortified country villa, where the bizarre chatelaine, once a star on Madison Avenue, is almost as unnerving as the dangers she’s protecting them from.
Genre: Audiobooks > Fiction > Mystery
The Second Term of George W. Bush: Prospects and Perils by Robert Maranto
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Overview: Second term presidencies are distinctive, not least as the president no longer has to run for re-election. Placing the second term of George W. Bush in comparative perspective, this fascinating book explores the political, institutional and policy implications of a second term. Combining topicality with analytical richness, this is an important resource for scholars and students.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General
The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter
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The Dissertation Journey: A Practical and Comprehensive Guide to Planning, Writing, and Defending Your Dissertation, Second Edition by Carol m. Roberts
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Overview: This essential guidebook takes you step-by-step through the dissertation process, with checklists, illustrations, sample forms, and updated coverage of ethics, technology, and the literature review. A dissertation can be challenging, but this informative book helps you overcome the obstacles along the way. Using graphics, checklists, and sample forms, this guide readies you for each step of the process, including selecting the committee, getting acclimated to academic writing, preparing for your oral defense, and publishing your research.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational
Atlas of Global Development, Second Edition: A Visual Guide to the World’s Greatest Challenges
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Verneuil 1424: The Second Agincourt: The Battle of the Three Kingdoms by Richard Wadge
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Overview: The first book about this decisive battle in the Hundred Years War!
In August, 1424, the armies of England, Scotland, and France met in the open fields outside the walls of Verneuil in a battle that would decide the future of the English conquests in France. The hero king Henry V had been dead for two years, and the French felt that this was their chance to avenge their startling defeat at Agincourt, and recover the lands that Henry had won from them. Despite its importance, the battle of Verneuil is largely overlooked in accounts of the Hundred Years War, and this book is the first proper account of the battle and its significance. It is also one of the first books to outline the important part the Scots played in the wars in France in the years between the two great battles of Agincourt and Verneuil.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History
Frederick the Second: Wonder of the World 1194-1250 by Ernst Kantorowicz
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Overview: Known as the ‘stupor mundi’ – the wonder of the world – Holy Roman Emperor Frederick the Second led one of those extraordinary lives that was full of unimaginable drama and achievement. Born in 1194, Frederick was the son of emperor Henry II and Constance, Queen of Sicily, who, at the age of forty, allegedly gave birth to him in a public square so no one could doubt he was her son. He was crowned King of Sicily at the age of four; Pope Innocent III was his guardian; the future Pope Honorious III was his tutor. Once he came of age, the charismatic and ambitious Frederick fought for control over the lands he considered his birth right to become King of the Germans, King of Jerusalem and Holy Roman Emperor; his vast empire straddling Christendom and the Holy Land. Hailed as a Messiah and a tyrant in equal measure, Frederick led crusades but was excommunicated four times. He was as much a patron of the arts as a warrior: he spoke six languages and, unusually, welcomed Christian, Jewish and Muslim scholars to his court. Dante saluted his contribution to Sicilian literature and language, yet still consigned him to hell in his Inferno.
First published in 1927, Ernst Kantorwicz’s biography of this dynamic man was a bestseller in its time and one of the first examples of popular narrative history writing. This edition, with a new introduction by bestselling author Dan Jones, brings that life to a new audience.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs