What do we think of when we think pink? In this richly illustrated homage to the color, artist Kaye Blegvad explores its significance across history and cultures, from gender connotations to product marketing, symbols and iconography, and more. Through engaging mini essays, interactive exercises, object studies, and interviews, readers will learn about a vibrant miscellany of pink facts and pink occurrences: like iconic applications of the color, from Elvis´s cars to cotton candy; or the etymology of phrases like ´´tickled pink,´´ ´´pink slip,´´ or ´´rose-tinted glasses.´´ This ebook will captivate those with a passion for pink and anyone with a curiosity about color.
´´Outside, on the bough of a tree, sat the living nightingale. She had heard of the emperor´s illness, and was therefore come to sing to him of hope and trust. And as she sung, the shadows grew paler and paler.´´ - Hans Christian Andersen, ´´The Nightingale´´ A marionette, a weeping willow, a house shade, and a lonely, abused boy - there are more to them than what meets the eye. Written in a style reminiscent of classic European folktales, the four original fairy tale novellas in this collection explore a gay teen´s coming-of-age in settings steeped in magic, wonder, romance, and infinite possibilities. In Benedict , a marionette is given a strange puzzle to solve during the king´s quarter dance. A cursed tree finds salvation in the love of a homeless, ragged boy in The Weeping Willow . In Grave´s End , a house shade learns what it means to be human. And in Ansel of Pryor House , a boy rescued from his abusive father discovers the darker fate marked for those whom Nature refuses to forgive.
Brought together for the first time, here are 100 pieces of ´Oulipo´ writing, celebrating the literary group who revelled in maths problems, puzzles, trickery, wordplay and conundrums. Featuring writers including Georges Perec, Raymond Queneau and Italo Calvino, it includes poems, short stories, word games and even recipes. Alongside these famous Oulipians, are ´anticipatory´ wordsmiths who crafted language with unusual constraints and literary tricks, from Jonathan Swift to Lewis Carroll. Philip Terry´s playful selection will appeal to lovers of word games, puzzles and literary delights.
A celebrated mathematician presents more than 200 increasingly complex problems that delve into Godel´s undecidability theorem and other examples of the deepest paradoxes of logic and set theory. Solutions.
All the big ideas, simply explained - an innovative and accessible guide to the study of human nature The Psychology Book clearly explains more than 100 groundbreaking ideas in this fascinating field of science. How does the brain remember faces? What makes us choose one decision over another? Where does language come from? With the use of powerful and easy-to-follow images, quotations from all the major thinkers, and explanations that are easily understandable, this book demystifies hard-to-grasp concepts and shows how these have shaped our knowledge of the human mind. All the schools of psychology are covered from cognitive to behavioural psychology making this ideal for students or for anyone with a general interest in this popular area. If you´re fascinated by the human mind then The Psychology Book will get you thinking.
The Strategy Book will help you re-think this digital planet and the process of strategy creation. It contains twenty quick-to-read notes on how to create a strategic mindset by applying six steps. Following each step are activities designed to future-proof your business. FROM DOZENS OF ILLUSTRATIONS, INSIGHTS, AND IDEAS, YOU WILL: • Appreciate the strengths and limitations of the human brain • Excel in business by applying the six-step Strategic Mindset Process • Compile your best ideas and answers to empowering questions • Better sense your environment and see beyond the next horizon • Connect with stakeholders to create and capture future value • Combine focus, speed, and influence to deliver strategy successfully • Cultivate the ability to manage the present and lead the future
We´re not talking about rooms that are just full of books. We´re talking about bookshops in barns, disused factories, converted churches and underground car parks. Bookshops on boats, on buses, and in old run-down train stations. Fold-out bookshops, undercover bookshops, this-is-the-best-place-I´ve-ever-been-to-bookshops. Meet Sarah and her Book Barge sailing across the sea to France; meet Sebastien, in Mongolia, who sells books to herders of the Altai mountains; meet the bookshop in Canada that´s invented the world´s first antiquarian book vending machine. And that´s just the beginning. From the oldest bookshop in the world, to the smallest you could imagine, The Bookshop Book examines the history of books, talks to authors about their favourite places, and looks at over two hundred weirdly wonderful bookshops across six continents (sadly, we´ve yet to build a bookshop down in the South Pole). The Bookshop Book is a love letter to bookshops all around the world. -- ´´A good bookshop is not just about selling books from shelves, but reaching out into the world and making a difference.´´ David Almond (The Bookshop Book includes interviews and quotes from David Almond, Ian Rankin, Tracy Chevalier, Audrey Niffenegger, Jacqueline Wilson, Jeanette Winterson and many, many others.)
Marion Wink is esteemed for bringing humor and wit to that most unavoidable of subjects: death. At last, Winik´s critically acclaimed, cult favorites, Glen Rock Book of the Dead and Baltimore Book of the Dead , have been carefully combined in their proper chronological order, revealing more clearly than ever before the character hidden throughout these stories: Winik herself. Featuring twelve additional vignettes along with a brand-new introduction, The Big Book of the Dead continues Winik´s work as an empathetic, witty chronicler of life.
What´s the weirdest thing you´ve ever wanted to know about the penis but were afraid to ask? Dr. Aaron Spitz has that answer-and many more. Let Dr. Spitz-who served as assistant clinical professor at UC Irvine´s Department of Urology for 15 years and who is a regularly featured guest on The Doctors-become your best friend as he fearlessly guides you through the hairiest and the scariest questions in The Penis Book. An unflinching, comprehensive guide to everything from sexually transmitted infections to the science of blood flow, The Penis Book prominently features an easy-to-follow holistic five-step plan for optimum penis health, including plant-based eating recommendations, information on some penis-healthy foods, and suggested exercises for penis wellbeing. Useful to men and women alike, The Penis Book is a one-stop-shop for the care and maintenance of the penis in your life.
Ethan´s biggest dream is publishing a work of his own, he´s got a faithful boyfriend, the best job in the publishing industry, what could go wrong? Everything went well, until he´s forced to face some of his biggest haters. A group of homophobic haters who´s ultimate goal is to bring them down. Read to see how he deals with them. #LoveWins! Content Warning: Homophobia
The Summer Book ´TOVE JANSSON´ WITH A FOREWORD BY ESTHER FREUD An elderly artist and her six-year-old grand-daughter while away a summer together on a tiny island in the gulf of Finland. As the two learn to adjust to each other´s fears, whims and yearnings, a fierce yet understated love emerges - one that encompasses not only the summer inhabitants but the very island itself. Written in a clear, unsentimental style, full of brusque humour, and wisdom, The Summer Book is a profoundly life-affirming story. Tove Jansson captured much of her own life and spirit in the book, which was her favourite of her adult novels. This new edition, with a Foreword by Esther Freud, sees the return of a European literary gem - fresh, authentic and deeply humane. New and beautifully presented edition of a Scandinavian literary classic by Finland´s most translated author should appeal to all ages dissolving boundaries between fiction, biography and travel.
Do You Believe in the Realms of Fiction? Imagine an alternate universe where every book you have ever read, every story ever told, really exists, these are the Realms of Fiction. Librarians from our Realms of Fact have known of its existence for generations and have been its protectors. It is in constant danger of falling back into the Scribing Wars of old with the creatures from the Realms of Fantasy, and modern challenges now seek to destroy this fragile place... This is the world of The Book Ark Series, every reader´s ultimate fantasy! ------------------------------------------------------- ´´In this author´s talented gift for story-telling, Roald Dahl´s magical tales and Phillip Pullman´s believable alternative existences have met a very serious rival… The Book Ark is destined to become a long-lasting classic to treasure´´ Helen Hollick author of the Captain Jesamiah Acorne Novels -------------------------------------------------------- Bookworm and technophobe Joshua Ridley desperately needs an escape from his misandrist female relatives, inheriting his deceased grandfather´s floating bookshop could prove to be the perfect solution. Running away to Cambridge, he seeks a complete change of lifestyle, but not the complete change of reality he stumbles upon. Plunged into the alternate universe of the Realms of Fiction, where every book that has ever been written is a reality, Josh soon discovers that his grandfather might not be dead after all. In his search for the truth he has to learn on his feet in this world of book characters, librarian guardians, and malevolent creatures from the Realms of Fantasy, who are eager to reignite the ancient scribing wars. The stakes are high as Josh sets off with newly found friends on a quest across the realms in the hope of finding his beloved grandfather.