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A Quesion Of Freedom

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  • ISBN: 9781840722666
  • Publication date: 28 Feb 2001
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  • Imprint: Spruce
Cassell

What Would Keynes Do?

Tejvan Pettinger
Authors:
Tejvan Pettinger

Have you ever wondered what Adam Smith would have to say about you playing the lottery? Or whether Jeremy Bentham could cure your hangover (through economics)? Ever pondered over what Milton Friedman might get you for Christmas?By comparing and contrasting what the greatest economists of all time would have to say about 40 questions from your everyday life, What Would Keynes Do? will help you get to grips with all the important economic theories in an original and thought-provoking way.Includes such puzzling conundrums as:-Should I park in an illegal parking space and risk a fine? -Should I go to University or start working straight away? -Should I leave my children all my wealth after my death or spread it out throughout my life?-Should I ever commit a crime? -If I enjoy drinking beer, how much should I drink? -Is it OK to be selfish? -Should I vote for a political party which promises to raise taxes?

Ilex Press

The Still-Life Sketchbook

Master proportion, tone, colour, texture and form with this inspirational sketchbook. Line, shape, space, composition and depth are most simply understood through the study and practice of still-life drawing. The artist can enjoy the freedom of arranging objects exactly as desired, testing perception and pushing the boundaries of reality. Find 20 revelatory still-life drawings and wise words from leading artists throughout history, including fantastically detailed works of the sixteenth-century Dutch masters, through to the cubist and surreal compositions of Picasso and O'Keeffe.

Ilex Press

The iPad for Artists

Dani Jones
Authors:
Dani Jones

One of the joys of carrying a sketchbook is the freedom to create images on the move or whenever the mood grabs you. Portable and tactile, the iPad enables all users the same freedom to draw and paint digitally wherever and whenever they choose. Here, artist and illustrator Dani Jones introduces readers to the fun and creative opportunities of making art with an iPad. Through practical illustrated tutorials she guides readers through the leading art apps, and how every user can make the most of their iPad and develop their individual artistic vision and style. Whatever the art you are interested in from painting landscapes, portraits and still-life to comic super heroes, childrens characters and illustration, Dani Jones sets out the key tools and best approaches to get you up and running.

Aster

The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober

Catherine Gray
Authors:
Catherine Gray

'Truthful, modern and real' - Stylist 'Brave, witty and brilliantly written' - Marie Claire 'Hilarious, sharp, spitfire writing' - Sacha Z. Scoblic, Senior Editor at The Atlantic and author of Unwasted: My Lush Sobriety Ever sworn off alcohol for a month and found yourself drinking by the 7th? Think there's 'no point' in just one drink? Welcome! There are millions of us. 64% of Brits want to drink less.Catherine Gray was stuck in a hellish whirligig of Drink, Make horrible decisions, Hangover, Repeat. She had her fair share of 'drunk tank' jail cells and topless-in-a-hot-tub misadventures.But this book goes beyond the binges and blackouts to deep-dive into uncharted territory: What happens after you quit drinking? This gripping, heart-breaking and witty book takes us down the rabbit-hole of an alternative reality. A life with zero hangovers, through sober weddings, sex, Christmases and breakups. In The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober, Catherine Gray shines a light on society's drink-pushing and talks to top neuroscientists and psychologists about why we drink, delving into the science behind what it does to our brains and bodies.Much more than a tale from the netherworld of addicted drinking, this book is about the escape, and why a sober life can be more intoxicating than you ever imagined. Whether you're a hopelessly devoted drinker, merely sober-curious, or you've already ditched the drink, you will love this book. 'A riveting, raw, yet humorous memoir with actionable advice. A truly unique blend of storytelling and science that holds a universe of hope.' - Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind 'This book is a gamechanger. Everyone deserves to have Catherine hold their hand as they navigate the new world of not drinking - whether exploring alcohol-free periods or going for full-on sobriety - and this book enables just that. Wise, funny & so relatable.' - Laurie, Girl & Tonic blogger 'If you want to hit refresh on life, you need this book. Consider The Unexpected Joy of Being Sober your healthy new addiction.' - Kate Faithful-Williams, former health editor of Grazia and co-author of The Feelgood Plan 'Catherine's writing style and voice captivate me. She has a way of translating her story into an experience I don't want to end. I want to drink every drop she produces.' - Holly Whitaker, founder of Hip Sobriety 'Catherine Gray really captures the FUN we can have in sobriety. This book challenges the status quo; sobriety sounds as liberating as taking a trip to the jungle. Fun and inspirational. What an important book for our time! A joy to read.' - Samantha Moyo, founder of Morning Gloryville 'Sober is too often equated with "sombre" in our culture. Gray's book turns that idea on its head. Her experience of sobriety is joyful and life-affirming. A must-read for anyone who has a nagging suspicion that alcohol may be taking away more than it's giving.' - Hilda Burke, psycotherapist and couples counsellor 'Catherine Gray manages to achieve what so many have struggled to do before her; bring the undeniable joys of a sober lifestyle to light in a non-preachy, honest and accessible way. I am very excited that her words have come into the world at a time that calls for so many of us to wake up and live more consciously. My heart is bursting at the thought of how many lives this book will go on to positively and profoundly affect.' - Joanne Bradford, co-author of The Inner Fix and founder of Motherheart

Ilex Press

Real Life Family Photography

Amy Drucker
Authors:
Amy Drucker

Go beyond the birthday snapshot and learn how to take inspired and unposed family photographs that capture the ages and stages of family life. Real Life Family Photography puts an end to awkward family photos, encouraging you to take inspiration from the every day details, while offering tips on fundamental techniques such as exposure, composition, lighting and focus. There's even advice on how to photograph babies and pets, giving you the knowledge and freedom you need to take unique, frame-worthy pictures.

Mitchell Beazley

Create and Construct: Super Structures in MINECRAFT

Kirsten Kearney
Authors:
Kirsten Kearney
Mitchell Beazley

Create & Construct: Incredible Minecraft Cities

Kirsten Kearney, Yazur Strovoz
Authors:
Kirsten Kearney, Yazur Strovoz

Minecraft - a humble computer game about placing blocks - is today a global phenomenon that has captured imaginations around the world. Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities showcases the towering heights of this creative freedom, featuring incredible cityscapes from master builders that have been years in the making.From sprawling urban metropolises to otherwordly fantasy kingdoms, the vistas featured in this book are many and varied. Step-by-step tutorials are included for readers to create structures and features within, such as helicopters, lamp posts, famous landmarks, historical castles, super slides, big wheels, and more. An introductory section gives new players the essentials - how to get started, an explanation of different game modes, and a guide to crafting - while a directory of materials acts as a quick reference of the resources available for the more seasoned Minecrafters. With builds to suit all skills levels, Create & Construct Incredible Minecraft Cities will appeal to all fans of the game.

Hamlyn

The Mindfulness Diet

Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson
Authors:
Patrizia Collard, Helen Stephenson

Mindfulness is the new attitude to living. Taking an attitude of mindful awareness to eating will not only help you appreciate every mouthful, but reward you with a whole new way to eat that heals your food issues. If you've always wanted to eat better and manage your weight, The Mindful Diet is for you. There's no dieting, calorie-counting or fasting - by changing your approach to feeding yourself, you can tune in to your 'body wisdom' and begin to eat less of what you don't need, while filling up nourishing foods that help you reach the weight you'll be happy with for life. The recipes in this book are simple and nutritious, so you can cook fast, but eat slow, with appreciation and mindful awareness of every delicious bite. DISCOVER:* How to tune in to your body and eat the foods you really need and achieve your best weight* Freedom from cravings - how to beat emotional eating* Mindful eating plans to keep you ontrack* 70 quick and easy recipes - breakfasts,lunches, dinners and snacks * The essential Mindfulness techniques that will transform your eating habits foreverEat your way to your perfect weight!

Spruce

Mandela

Peter Hain
Authors:
Peter Hain

One of the world's most revered public figures, Nelson Mandela is an iconic symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over prejudice and fear. Renowned for his tireless crusade against gender and racial inequality, Mandela's anti-apartheid campaigning, his outspoken social criticism, and his values of freedom, have made him a hero of our time.Mandela follows the extraordinary path of this man's journey to become a living legend. With in-depth chapters on his tribal roots, his revolutionary ANC activities that led to his notorious 27-year imprisonment, and his career after his momentous release in 1990, discover how one man came to heal a torn nation as its President.

Hamlyn

The 5:2 Fasting Cookbook

Angela Dowden
Authors:
Angela Dowden

Everyone's talking about the 5:2 Diet - the easiest fasting plan to adapt to your tastes and hectic weekly lifestyle. Reduce your calorie intake two days a week, and you can eat whatever you like for the other five days, with freedom to drink, eat out or have treats. This is your guide to those fasting days, a collection of delicious recipes for light meals accompanied by stunning photography that will motivate you to stay on track. Far from feeling deprived, this book will open your eyes to new taste combinations and ideas for small meals that pack a big flavour punch. As well as contributing to your weight loss and good health, these recipes make for tasty dishes in their own right. Wake up to fragrant Moroccan baked eggs, lunch on Butternut squash frittata and dish up Herby lamb or Sesame salmon at dinner. You can even make room for a treat or two on a fasting day with these recipes for Mango and passionfruit trifle and Strawberry roulade. So, why not give it a try? Change your life for the better by cutting back just two days a week. Includes: guide to the 5:2 diet, over 100 recipes, tips and techniques for portion control and staying motivated, 100 calorie-counted recipes, meal planners, calorie counter.

Gaia

Step-by-Step Tapping

Sue Beer, Emma Roberts
Authors:
Sue Beer, Emma Roberts

Developed by performance coach Gary Craig in the mid-1990s, EFT is a highly effective, simple-when-you-know-how method that anyone can master. By tapping on meridian points and focussing on an issue, you programme your mind and body to change lifelong patterns and bring about healing. Tapping can help with many issues, such as addiction, stress and anxiety, lack of self-esteem, depression, over-eating and procrastination. It is safe, and can be used on children and adults alike. With this beautifully illustrated guide, you can step into the power of tapping and enjoy improved health, happiness and wellbeing.

Cassell

1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die

Peter Boxall
Authors:
Peter Boxall

Completely revised and updated to include the most up-to-date selections, this is a bold and bright reference book to the novels and the writers that have excited the world's imagination. This authoritative selection of novels, reviewed by an international team of writers, critics, academics, and journalists, provides a new take on world classics and a reliable guide to what's hot in contemporary fiction. Featuring more than 700 illustrations and photographs, presenting quotes from individual novels and authors, and completely revised for 2012, this is the ideal book for everybody who loves reading.

Spruce

A Question Of Existence

Catherine Gray

Catherine Gray is an award-winning writer and editor. She has worked on staff for magazines such as Cosmopolitan, GLAMOUR and the Sun's Fabulous supplement. She has written as a freelancer for publications like Stylist, Marie Claire, YOU, Women's Health, Grazia, the Guardian, Shortlist, BBC Earth, Emerald Street, Heat and the Daily Mail.When she's not writing, Catherine can generally be found trying to do crow pose in yoga and failing, watching low-brow TV meant for American teens, chatting up cute dogs in the park, or spending money on holidays when she should be saving it.

Tejvan Pettinger

Tejvan Pettinger lives and works as a teacher in Oxford, where he originally studied PPE at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. He is a contributor to the Economic Review and writes regularly on economics. He is also the editor of www.economicshelp.org.