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The Exchange Sacrifice: A Practical Guide

by Sergey Kasparov

The Inscrutable Exchange Sacrifice! The exchange sacrifice, giving up a rook for a bishop or knight, is one of the more mysterious concepts for most players to fathom. In this book - the first of its kind dedicated...


The Water-Saving Garden: How to Grow a Gorgeous Garden with a Lot Less Water

by Pam Penick

A guide to growing beautiful gardens in drought-prone areas utilizing minimal water for maximum results.

With climate change, water rationing, and drought on the rise, conserving water is more important than...


Dirty Inspirations: Lessons from the Trenches of Extreme Endurance Sports

by Terri Schneider & Scott Tinley

The search to find one’s own limits and surpass them is what defines us as human beings. By consciously choosing to walk the path of most resistance, we come to a better understanding of ourselves, and our...


Gladstone's Games to Go: Verbal Volleys, Coin Contests, Dot Deuls, and Other Games for Boredom-Free Days

by Jim Gladstone

No Boards! No Boredom!

 

Remember the games you used to play in the car as a kid? You’d enjoy playing them again, but you can’t quite remember all the rules, and besides, the games were awfully easy. Well,...


Denizens of the Deep: True Tales of Deep Sea Fishing

by Philip Wylie & Frank Sargeant

A Collection of Stories about Fish, Fishermen, and Favorite Fishing Spots with Action on Every Page

The incomparable Philip Wylie is here writing about one of the things he likes best—fishing. Anyone who has...


Rubens: Drawings 140 Colour Plates

by Maria Peitcheva

Rubens approached a large work in a series of stages. First, the artist would make preliminary drawings in black chalk, sometimes in combination with brown chalk. At this point he would often refer to his extensive...


Prud'hon: Drawings 85 Colour Plates

by Maria Peitcheva

The highlights of this book are the 85 color plates of Prud'hon's academic figure drawings, or "acadamies" as they are known. These drawings dignified and stunningly beautiful. Unfortunately, Prud'hon's drawing...


Sex in the Sea

by Marah J. Hardt

An Oprah.com "Best Book for National Reading Month"

Forget the Kama Sutra. When it comes to inventive sex acts, just look to the sea. There we find the elaborate mating rituals of armored lobsters; giant right...


Legendary Lessons: More Than One Hundred Golf Teachings from Walter Hagen, Bobby Jones, Grantland Rice, Harry Vardon, and More

by Claudia Mazzucco

Modern golf as it is practiced all over the world developed in the last thirty years. And yet, the legendary Walter Hagen, and some of his friends, would deliver an unexpected message to the busy, stressed,...


Better Living Through Criticism: How to Think about Art, Pleasure, Beauty, and Truth

by A. O. Scott

The New York Times film critic shows why we need criticism now more than ever

Few could explain, let alone seek out, a career in criticism. Yet what A.O. Scott shows in Better Living Through Criticism is that...


Donovan's Devils: OSS Commandos Behind Enemy Lines—Europe, World War II

by Albert Lulushi

The stirring, little-known story of the forerunners to today's Special Forces.

The OSS—Office of Strategic Services—created under the command of William Donovan, has been celebrated for its cloak-and-dagger...


Okinawan Kobudo: The History, Tools, and Techniques of the Ancient Martial Art

by Andrea Guarelli

Japan’s Ryukyu archipelago was the birthplace of two methods of self-defense now practiced worldwide: Okinawan Karate and Ryukyu Kobujutsu, known as Okinawan Kobudo. Kobudo is the study of weapons adapted...


From a Limestone Ledge: Some Essays and Other Ruminations about Country Life in Texas

by John Graves

"Another fine, reflective, anecdotal look at rural Texas." -New Yorker"Graves writes eloquently about a countryman's concerns. There's not a false note in the book." -Boston Globe"Like the unmortared stone fences...


Hard Scrabble: Observations on a Patch of Land

by John Graves

"A kind of homemade book-imperfect like a handmade thing, a prize. It's a galloping, spontaneous book, on occasion within whooping distance of that greatest and sweetest of country books, Ivan Turgenev's A Sportsman's...


Origami Paper - Abstract Patterns: (Downloadable Material Included)

by Tuttle Publishing

This ebook features beautiful folding papers in a variety of traditional Japanese patterns, step-by-step folding instructions and traditional origami models, everything you need to create amazing origami art!...


Origami Paper - Japanese Patterns: (Downloadable Material Included)

by Tuttle Publishing

This ebook features beautiful folding papers in a variety of traditional Japanese patterns, step-by-step folding instructions and traditional origami models; everything you need to create amazing origami art!...


The Illustrated Dictionary of Boating Terms: 2000 Essential Terms for Sailors and Powerboaters (Revised Edition)

by John Rousmaniere

“Written for the sailor, not the scholar. Rousmaniere leaves out the chaff and gives us just the wheat. Astonishingly comprehensive and slender enough to carry aboard.” —Don Casey, author of This Old Boat...


British Generals in Blair's Wars

by Jonathan Bailey & Richard Iron

British Generals in Blair's Wars is based on a series of high profile seminars held in Oxford in which senior British officers, predominantly from the army, reflect on their experience of campaigning. The chapters...


Museum Bodies: The Politics and Practices of Visiting and Viewing

by Helen Rees Leahy

Museum Bodies provides an account of how museums have staged, prescribed and accommodated a repertoire of bodily practices, from their emergence in the eighteenth century to the present day. As long as museums...


Museum Educator's Handbook

by Graeme K. Talboys

Described by GEM* as 'a very informative and practical book ... worth having on any museum shelf', the Museum Educator's Handbook is a thorough and practical guide to setting up and running education services...