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The ship sails avast!I have lost the map, mateys!No shaking booty!Come sail the seven seas aboard the notorious Black Thunder! Landlubbers have a first-mate seat to the grizzly life of eighteenth-century pirates—as told by the surprisingly poetic if salty One One-Leg Sterling.Shiver me timbers, never before have we poppets been privy to the gritty goings-on of the rum-running, treasure-thieving, marauding masters of the open sea from the inside out. . . until now! From trading rum for buxom beauties to fighting those limey British bastards, this book reveals the swaggering derring-do of these plundering and treacherous buccaneers—17 syllables at a time!
"My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness."—Dalai LamaLearn about the profound principles of nonviolence, mindfulness, and self-awareness with this updated and revised edition of the classic Buddhist primer. Buddhism expert Arnie Kozak, PhD will guide you through the most up-to-date scientific research on Buddhism and the brain—including the levels of consciousness and meditation therapy. In The Everything Buddhism Book, 2nd Edition, you will discover the deceptively simple truths of this enigmatic religion. Most important, you'll learn how the tenets of Buddhism apply to daily lives—and how people achieve clarity and inner peace through these learnings.From Tibetan Buddhism to Zen, you'll explore the traditions of all branches of Buddhism, including:The life of Buddha and his continuing influence throughout the worldA revealing survey of the definitive Buddhist textsWhat the Sutras say about education, marriage, sex, and deathFaith-fueled social protest movements in Tibet, Burma, and elsewhereBuddhist art, poetry, architecture, calligraphy, and landscapingThe proven physiological effects of meditation and other Buddhist practicesThe growing impact of Buddhism on modern American culture
Your complete guide to fighting cancer—with flavorful food! Whole foods. Antioxidants. Omega-3s. With The Everything Cancer-Fighting Cookbook, you'll find 300 delicious ways to incorporate these—and other—nutritional powerhouses into your diet to help combat cancer one recipe at a time. Medical Nutrition Therapist Carolyn F. Katzin guides you through the often-confusing world of what to eat before, during, and after cancer treatment. This guide features recipes packed with disease-fighting ingredients that are satisfying and sustaining, such as:Marinated Baby ArtichokesWinter Squash and Red Pepper SoupFruited Fall QuinoaCumin and Coriander Crusted Mahi-MahiWhole-Wheat Blueberry MuffinsEach recipe includes a full nutritional analysis so you can easily make the healthiest choices without sacrificing flavor or flexibility. Whether preparing meals for relatives, friends, or yourself, you'll find everything you need to cook your way toward a cancer-free life.
Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome
The clinical diagnosis of Asperger's can be intimidating for you and your child. Often the focus is on your child's "disabilities" rather than his "abilities," and you may be left wondering what you should expect as he journeys through life. The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Asperger's Syndrome, 2nd Edition helps you take the first steps toward understanding how this developmental disorder may impact your child. This uncomplicated handbook introduces you to Asperger's and helps you to:Get a diagnosis and understand the resultsIdentify triggers that can lead to sensory overloadRecognize symptoms of meltdowns and work to prevent themEducate family and friends about Asperger'sDiscover support groups for yourself and your childNow revised and updated, this new edition includes information on educational concerns and social interactions. This is the only resource you need to help your child overcome the obstacles of Asperger's and find success—and happiness.
Realistic Watercolor Portraits
Portraits have the power to capture a likeness that touches the soul. You can learn to paint realistic portraits with artistry following the guidance in this inspirational book.Nine complete step-by-step demonstrations show you how to use watercolors to build portraits that come to life with realism and personality. Each demonstration features a different person–so you can explore a range of ages, skin tones, facial features, hair tones and textures–mastering each detail at your own pace. Even if you are a beginner, success is within your reach as you learn how to:Place an image properlyCapture a likeness and add characterPaint realistic skin tonesFix mistakes without starting overEdit visual information for greater impactCapture the textures of clothing and accessoriesSelect and paint a background that supports the portraitWith this guide on your side, you can achieve the portraits you've always dreamed of painting. Get started today. Great portraits await!
See Dick Bite Jane
"Run, Dick, run!" Now you may be the one who wants to run—but as a parent, it's often from invasive strangers, inconsiderate parents, and well-meaning but overbearing grandparents.See Dick Bite Jane is a primer for handling every parenting pitfall—featuring true tales of "Uh-ohs!" and "Oh, nos!" from moms and dads just like you. Etiquette expert Elise Mac Adam doles out helpful, straightforward advice designed to put bullies in their place—whether those bullies are sandbox strong-arms, nasty neighbors, or your own little angel-turned-devil.A scraped knee? How simple that can be! With the help of Mac Adam (Dick and Jane, too!), you can keep the busybodies and n'er-do-wells at bay with the same confidence—it's as easy as 1, 2, 3!
Rare Coin Investing
Invest in Affordable Rare CoinsWant to broaden your retirement portfolio beyond stocks and bonds?Studies show that the same amount of money invested in the stock market and in rare coins can result in a better return by investing in rare coins.Consider adding rare coins to your investment portfolio. But don't think you have to spend thousands of dollars on a one-of-a-kind coin to see a portfolio return on your investment. For as little as $100 a coin, you can start building a portfolio that can bring solid gains.Learn how great coin collections were built with low-cost coins.See how a portfolio of coins gained in value over 10 years, 20 years, 30 years and more.Study the author's recommendations for affordable coins you can buy now.
Pride and Prejudice - Get as DOC
It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife . . . in bed. Unfortunately, you've never been able to see Elizabeth and Fitzwilliam indulging their every desire between the sheets—until now. In this deliciously naughty update of the beloved classic, you can peek behind the closed doors of Pemberley's master bedroo—and revel in the sexual delights of your favorite couple.From first kiss to orgasmic finish, Pride and Prejudice: The Wild and Wanton Edition is your dream come true about the famous pai—the story you love, with the heat turned up to high. It will come as no surprise that the dashing Mr. Darcy is as passionate and intense with his knickers off as he is with them on—and that the ebullient Elizabeth is as saucy disrobed as clothed. So let the revelry begin . . . .
Post Weight Loss Surgery Cookbook
For weight-loss surgery (WLS) patients, the hard work has only just begun when they return from the operation. That is when they deal with potential complications from surgery, the emotions that come after WLS, getting enough exercise to keep off the weight, and eating the correct portions of nutritious, low-fat foods. The Everything Guide to Post–Weight Loss Surgery guides them through it all. Included are 150 delicious recipes like:Very Berry SmoothieSeared Tuna and White Bean SaladChicken and Roasted Vegetable QuesadillasPork Tenderloin with Cherry SauceBerry Cheese BlintzesIn this helpful manual, surgical nurse Jennifer Heisler presents patients with all the facts they need to recover from WLS the healthy way. Whether questioning what comes next or dealing firsthand with complications, patients find comfort and practical advice in this one-stop resource.
The People's Choice!Was there ever a car that captured the imagination of the public like the Ford Mustang? From the rich and famous, to the down and out, to moms, dads, teens and seniors ... everybody seemed to love the Ford pony car. From the moment it landed in showrooms as a 1964 ½ model, the Mustang was a runaway winner.In Mustang, The Original Pony Car, you'll get a guided tour through every year of Mustang, from the original first-year coupes and convertibles, to the wildly popular Fox body cars of the 1980s and '90s, to the fantastic retro-styled fifth-generation 'Stangs of today. Get the full story of the Mustang's long and colorful life, complete with more than 200 photos covering every year of the car's history.
Root Cellaring Book
What could be better than fresh produce all year round? Tired of your produce going bad before you have a chance to use it? There's an old-fashioned solution: Store fruits and veggies in a root cellar! The Everything Root Cellaring Book provides you with step-by-step plans on how to build a root cellar—or utilize the one you've got. Professional farmer Catherine Abbott teaches you:How to effectively organize your root cellarWhere to store fruits and vegetables in unconventional placesWhat the best fruits and vegetables are for storingWays to preserve, dry, and freeze a variety of foods to enjoy all winter longRecipes for fresh fruits, berries, veggies, and herbs to cook all year roundFeaturing illustrations for building root cellars as well as a full nutritional breakdown for all 150 recipes, you'll love this comprehensive guide. Before long you'll know how to provide yourself and your family with great nutritious foods all year long!
Powerful Watercolor Landscapes
Banish boring watercolors forever! This guide gives you the "power tools" you need to transform dull, flat landscapes into robust, colorful expressions of your artistic vision. Each chapter focuses on a specific strategy for tackling tough challenges, complete with inspiring examples, hands-on demonstrations and instructional diagrams to make these strategies easy and fun to learn. Following this guide's masterful visual instruction, you'll learn how to:See beyond "what you see" to develop strong foundations in every compositionAvoid repainting, overworking and frustration by focusing on a composition's unifying elementsBecome decisive with your values for heightened interest and impactQuickly and easily mix a huge range of clean, rich colors–including vibrant grays and greens–with no more mud!Put it all together following detailed step-by-step demonstrations of complete paintings from start to finishWhether you're new to watercolor painting or not, this guide will empower you to push shape and color into exciting new territory. Experience the satisfaction of painting with "power tools" and enjoy immediate results in your work.
Planning Your Wedding Sucks
If your dreams of a fairytale wedding have been clouded by a crippling fear of the open bar bill and nightmares of your discounted DJ grinding on your "single and ready to mingle" grandmother, then Planning Your Wedding Sucks will prove to be more vital than that glass of wine you crave every time you hear the phrase "nonrefundable deposit." In this no-holds-barred guide to the most important party you'll ever attend, you'll learn:When it comes to your budget, size does matterHow to create a guest list without sparking family drama that makes an episode of Cops look civilizedWhen to book your vendors so you don't end up with a wedding that screams "Plan B"How to play nice with Momzilla and your brand-new monster-in-lawWays to avoid filing for divorce before your first danceThe tricks to navigating the logistical nightmare that is your seating chartAlongside Joanne Kimes's signature Sucks humor, bridal industry insider Elena Donovan Mauer offers her expertise (and brutal honesty) to guide you through planning for the big day without pulling your hair, pawning your ring, or killing that guy who got you in this mess to begin with.
Sensational Small Quilts
Small Quilts with Big Appeal!There's a little something for every quilter in Sensational Small Quilts! Break out of the box by tackling modern quilts, attack your stash with beautiful scrap creations, and embrace your heritage with traditional blocks. Novice and experienced quilters alike will enjoy expanding their repertoire by pushing themselves to try new methods in these little quilts.Inside, you'll find:15 quilt projects in an array of styles and colors, in sizes ranging from wallhangings to throws.Colorful step-by-step illustrations and diagrams that make assembly easy to understand and accomplish.A detailed techniques section explains how to achieve beautiful results in all of your quilted projects.Projects, tips and methods from authors you know and trust, including Kay Capps Cross, Darlene Zimmerman, Maggie Ball, and Pam and Nicky Lintott.With Sensational Small Quilts, you'll love the freedom to experiment and explore your creative side. And don't forget–the size may be small, but the results will be sensational!
Rice Cooker Cookbook
Think a rice cooker is just for rice? Think again! While it's true that a rice cooker can save time when cooking rice, you can also cook hundreds of dishes in a rice cooker—and author and food blogger Hui Leng Tay can show you how. Inside you'll discover how to cook 300 delicious and versatile meals in your rice cooker, including:Mini Indonesian Potato CakesCoconut Chicken SoupSeafood CongeeSpicy Italian Sausage PastaGarlic-Infused Glass Noodles with Tiger ShrimpSweet Corn PancakesToasted Pita PizzaFrom breakfast porridges to noodle entrees, this cookbook has it all. Whether you're looking for new ways to utilize your trusty ol' rice cooker or experiencing this resourceful appliance for the first time, you will delight in these recipes for Asian favorites, American comfort food, and more!
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