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Forgotten Women: The Leaders

Zing Tsjeng
Authors:
Zing Tsjeng

Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, have formed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map.The Leaders weaves together 48* unforgettable portraits of the true pioneers and leaders who made huge yet unacknowledged contributions to history, including Grace O'Malley, the 16th century Irish pirate queen; Sylvia Rivera, who spearheaded the modern transgender rights movement; and Agent 355, the unknown rebel spy who played a pivotal role in the American Revolution. Chapters including Rebels; Warriors; Rulers; Activists and Reformers shine a light on the rebellious women who defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around them.*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

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Forgotten Women: The Scientists

Zing Tsjeng
Authors:
Zing Tsjeng

Forgotten Women is a new series of books that uncover the lost herstories of influential women who have refused over hundreds of years to accept the hand they've been dealt and, as a result, haveformed, shaped and changed the course of our futures. From leaders and scientists to artists and writers, the fascinating stories of these women that time forgot are now celebrated, putting their achievements firmly back on the map.The Scientists celebrates 48* unsung scientific heroines whose hugely important, yet broadly unacknowledged or incorrectly attributed, discoveries have transformed our understanding of the scientific world. From Mary Anning, the amateur paleontologist whose fossil findings changed scientific thinking about prehistoric life and the Earth's history to Emmy Noether dubbed "The Mighty Mathematician You've Never Heard Of" and whose theorem is still critical to modern physics - these are the stories of some truly remarkable women. Chapters including Earth & Universe; Biology & Natural Sciences; Medicine & Psychology; Physics & Chemistry; Mathematics and Technology & Inventions profile the female scientists who have defied the odds, and the opposition, to change the world around us.*The number of Nobel-prize-winning women.

Mitchell Beazley

The Midlife Kitchen

Mimi Spencer, Sam Rice
Authors:
Mimi Spencer, Sam Rice

The Sunday Times bestseller, now in paperback.'No fads. No gimmicks. Just delicious, health-boosting food' - Daily MailAs featured in The Times and the Daily Mail.Are you at a point in your life where health is becoming more of a priority? Midlife is a glorious opportunity to wrestle back control of your eating in the interests of health, happiness and a long life. Busy lives require simple, sustaining recipes that incorporate health-giving ingredients without too much fanfare or fuss.This is what The Midlife Kitchen is all about: eating gorgeous ingredients in the most delicious combinations to give yourself the best possible odds for a healthy future. Mimi Spencer and Sam Rice have created more than 150 recipes to restore, rejuvenate and revive. With these recipes, you can future-proof your life through your forties, fifties and well beyond. Each recipe features their colour-coded star anise system, which highlights the specific health benefits of the dish.

Gaia

Lagom

Linnea Dunne
Authors:
Linnea Dunne
Hamlyn

A Dad's Guide to Babycare

Colin Cooper
Authors:
Colin Cooper

Conceived both to teach men the best ways to care for their babies and to reflect their masculine approach to childcare, this book is a comprehensive guide on how to manage every aspect of caring for newborns to older toddlers. A further feature is that it offers help in illuminating and helping to resolve contentious issues over care that frequently arise between partners. Designed to be user friendly, with dozens of step by step and other action photos, it is also filled with tips and anecdotes from fathers who share their hard-won expertise with their peers. As childcare is increasingly shared between couples or performed exclusively by men, it seems only right that men should have a guide of their own.

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Crap Taxidermy

Kat Su
Authors:
Kat Su

You won't know whether to laugh or cry at these spectacularly bad attempts at taxidermy, brought to you courtesy of the hit website crappytaxidermy.com. The site's plethora of bad taxidermy examples - including a squirrel riding a rattlesnake like a cowboy, and various anatomically imaginative renderings of all creatures great and small - have proved hugely popular. Here the very best of the worst stuffed animals are brought together in one full-colour volume; with additional features including a DIY 'Stuff Your Own Mouse' lesson, and an author's introduction to the craze for getting stuffed.

Hamlyn

Eat Yourself Thin

Gill Paul
Authors:
Gill Paul

Eat yourself thin with this informative guide to eating the right food to keep weight off and stay thin.'Eating yourself thin' might sound odd when it's eating that made you overweight in the first place. It's not the process of eating that does the harm, however, but eating too much of the wrong kind of foods. Once you start focusing on foods that make your digestive, hormonal and cardiovascular systems work at optimum level, losing weight and keeping it off long term needn't be an uphill struggle.The key to getting thin, and staying thin, is restoring balance to key hormones in your body. A diet of low-GI foods will deliver this. You don't need to obsess about calories, and you might even find yourself eating more than you did previously. The important thing is to change the types of food you eat, and change them for good. There are many different reasons for being overweight - from post-pregnancy pounds to stress - and you will find here lists of foods that are particularly useful in solving any problems you may be experiencing.So follow the menu planners and these delicious recipes to change the way you eat, and the way you look, forever.Eat Yourself Thin includes...Part I Happy SuperfoodsSuperfoodsWhat's your problem?Putting it all togetherPart IIThin RecipesBreakfastSnacksLunch DinnerDesserts...And much much more!

Mitchell Beazley

The Vintage Sweets Book

Angel Adoree
Authors:
Angel Adoree
Cassell

Sex Counsel

Suzi Godson
Authors:
Suzi Godson

Studies show that couples who continue to have sex are happier. Suzi believes the quality of our sex lives is really important, because it affects every part of people's lives. So, the better your relationship, the happier you're going to be - and sometimes our sex lives are the trickiest part to get right. In this collection of over 100 Question & Answers from Suzi's Sex Counsel columns, she tries to make us all feel as good about our relationships as we can. The Q&As range from the everyday to the incredible - so you're going to learn a lot about the world of relationships, and you're going to feel a lot more fantastic - and confident - about your own. Informative and entertaining, Suzi has a proven wit that is a hit with readers and critics alike. She is a straight-talking, sex-advocating sensation.

Hamlyn

I Can Cook

Sally Brown, Kate Morris
Authors:
Sally Brown, Kate Morris

'i can cook' has been a great hit on CBeebies (and BBC2,where each 15 minuteprogramme repeats daily during its run), regularly achieving a 30% audienceshare. Led by charismatic presenter Katy Ashworth, 3-5 year olds learn how theycan make a fantastic range of food themselves - with just the odd bit of help from agrown-up.Now over 50 recipes are available here for everyone to try at home. Lotsand lots of step-by-step pictures make it easy to follow the instructions and getgreat results. And with food ranging from cheesy lasagne and sunshine breakfastmuffins, to chocolate and mandarin pudding and chunky banana bread, the wholefamily can enjoy what the kids cook up in the kitchen.

Hamlyn

Stefan Gates on E Numbers

Stefan Gates
Authors:
Stefan Gates

'Stefan Gates on E Numbers' is a myth-busting celebration of 'E's--the additives and preservatives that make up Britain's most feared ingredients. Most of the food we eat has them yet we are hugely suspicious of them and believe that they cause everything from twitchy eyelids to colon cancer. In this book Stefan discusses just how bad our food would taste, how wrong it would look and how potentially lethal it would be if we didn't have E numbers. You may not realize that many of the finest foods on the planet (including caviar, fine hams and wines) rely on E's. And if you think nature is good and Es are bad, you'd be wrong: the natural world is awash with dangerous toxins (apples contain cyanide, potatoes contain toxic solanine), yet E number substances make up 99.99% of every breath you take. Stefan analyzes all 319 Es approved for use in food and also talks about labelling issues (how to understand them), how much you can safely eat and what, if anything, is wrong with cheap food. He also investigates the scare stories, allergies and potential downsides of the multi-billion pound food industry. If you don't like Es you don't have to eat them but you should make that choice based on facs not fear. Without E numbers we would not have supermarkets. Without this book you cannot make an informed decision about what you are buying and eating.

Hamlyn

The Sex Diaries

Bettina Arndt
Authors:
Bettina Arndt
Hamlyn

Confetti: The Best Man's Speech & Duties

With clear advice on the formalities and etiquette plus inspiring ideas for your speech, here you will find all you need to be the best ever Best Man. * Sample speeches, jokes and one-liners * Your duties and wedding etiquette explained * Delivering the perfect Best Man speech * Great tips on making a toast to the happy couple

Mitchell Beazley

Living with Books

Alan Powers
Authors:
Alan Powers

This is an inspirational book that explores over 150 ways in which books can not only be stored, but made to play a full part in the character of a home, be it large or small, minimalist or full of cluttered charm. Books are among the commonest but most treasured possessions in a home, yet their storage and display is often neglected and not given serious consideration as part of the interior design - something all the more necessary as the functions of home and workplace now often merge. Chapters are devoted to separate rooms, looking in turn at reception rooms, home offices, and libraries, as well as kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms, with over 180 colour photographs from around the world providing a wealth of inspiration. Ingenious space-saving devices are illustrated for storing books in odd spaces within the home - for example in staircases, corridors, and hallways. There is a chapter on caring for books, plus practical pages providing useful technical hints for planning and building bookshelves (scale, proportion, materials, fittings, etc), complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions showing how to carry out your own imaginative book-storage projects.Special double-page features appear in each chapter on topics such as ingenious designer solutions, book plates, and creating furniture out of books.

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Captivating Couples

Linnea Dunne

Linnea Dunne was born and raised in Sweden, where she started her writing career as a columnist at the local newspaper aged 15. She left for Ireland a few years later and eventually moved to London, where she studied Creative Writing and Political Communications. She now lives in Dublin with her husband and two half-Swedish kids, trying to achieve that lagom balance against all odds. Linnea's work on subjects ranging from motherhood to women's rights and media narratives has been published by (among others) the Irish Times, the Guardian and the Irish Independent, and she also works as Editor of Scan Magazine. The irony of the fact that she escaped her home country, never made it back, and now spends the majority of her day writing about Scandinavian culture, innovation and trends is lost on no one.

Stefan Gates

Stefan Gates is a food adventurer and award-winning writer and broadcaster. He presents 'E Numbers: An Edible Adventure' on BBC2 and wrote and presented the highly acclaimed 'Cooking in the Danger Zone' (BBC2), 'Feasts' (BBC4), 'Full On Food' (BBC2) and the children's series 'Gastronuts' (BBC1 and CBBC) and is a regular panellist and guest on numerous radio and TV shows. He's been nominated for three Guild of Food Writers awards, and Gastronaut won the Gourmand World Cookbook award for best food literature book. When he's not eating and travelling he spends his time exploring the history, science, drama, religion and symbolism of the food that we eat. He lives in London with his long-suffering wife and his two daughters, who have very odd taste in food indeed.

Alex Comfort

Dr Alex Comfort, M.B., D.Sc., was a leading expert on human sexuality and one of the most versatile authors of the 20th century. A pioneer in the study of old age, co-founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, anarchist, social commentator, novelist, and poet, he wrote over 50 books and countless scientific papers. Dr Comfort also worked as head of research on gerontology at University College London, a lecturer at the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford University, and Adjunct Professor at the Neuropsychiatric Institute at the University of California at Los Angeles. A member of the Royal Society of Medicine and an Associate Member of the American Psychiatric Association, he died in March 2000, aged 80.

Cassandra Lorius

Cassandra Lorius MA PGDip is a couples sex therapist and homeopath with a background in meditation,Tantra and Eastern spirituality; she is widely published on these subjects, including Mandalas and Meditations for Everyday Living (Cico, 2008) and The Tantric Pillow Book (Thorsons, 2004). She lives in north London and Devon. www.emotionalhealing.co.uk

Dr Gian Gonzaga

Dr Gian Gonzaga, Ph.D, is an expert in the field of relationships, emotions and health psychology. In his work for eHarmony, Dr Gonzaga is researching initial attraction and directing one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of marriage to date. Prior to joining eHarmony Dr Gonzaga worked with world-renowned marriage researcher Dr Thomas Bradbury at the University of California, Los Angeles. There he researched the factors that led to marital success as part of an 11-year study of married couples. He has taught, presented and published extensively on topics relating to relationships, love and health, and has received numerous honours and awards for his work, including the prestigious National Science foundation minority Predoctoral Fellowship and Psi Chi National Undergraduate Research Competition.