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Throughout much of the world, night skies are growing increasingly brighter, but the force that protects the remaining naturally dark sky, unpolluted by artificial light, is the same that saves its ancient treesÂ isolation. Staking out some of the world's last dark places, photographer Beth Moon uses a digital camera...
Vasari famously wrote that Giotto "recovered the true method of painting, which had been lost for many years before him," and indeed, he is traditionally considered a founder of the Italian Renaissance. Producing a series of commissioned works for the church and upper classes in his native Tuscany and surrounding...
Distilled Knowledge: The Science Behind DrinkingÂ s Greatest Myths, Legends, and Unanswered Questions
Everyone has questions about drinking, but it can seem like every bartender and bargoer has different answers. Between the old wives' tales, half-truths, and whiskey-soaked conjectures, it's hard to know what to believeÂ until now.Armed with cutting-edge research and a barfly's thirst for the truth, cocktail instructor Brian D. Hoefling...
By Armin Brott
On one page is a fill-in-the blank statement about new fatherhood, along with four multiple choice answers. Test yourself, then turn the page to find some helpful advice drawn from the expertise of top practitioners, as well as Brott's own background as a father of three and the real-world experience...
"Tells the story of the U.S. Men's National Team, from the formation of U.S. Foot Ball Association one hundred years ago to the recent success of the Men's Team. The U.S. Men's National team has played in six consecutive World Cups and qualified to join the most recent World Cup...
Re-creates the milieu of the libertine in all its lively decadence, bringing together more than eighty brief selections from eighteenth-century French literature, grouped into eight broad themes - including tales of seduction, fantasies of exotic lands, and the discoveries of youth-and introduced by an eminent French scholar.
A magnificent new printing of this classic edition of John James Audubon's masterwork In this latest printing of the Baby Elephant Folio edition of Audubon's Birds of America, the thumbnail images accompanying the descriptive captions are printed in full color for the convenience of the reader. This printing also features...