Best of the Old Farmer's Almanac

The First 200 Years

Author: Judson D. Hale

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780679742647

Category: Humor

Page: 244

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Celebrating the bicentennial of "The Old Farmer's Almanac," this retrospective collection of wit and wisdom from the popular magazine contains a selection of feature articles, recipes, lore, humor, and more
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Thunder & Lightning

Weather Past, Present, Future

Author: Lauren Redniss

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679644725

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Note: This eBook file contains many richly detailed full-color images and makes use of unconventional page layouts. Because of this, readers will be required to zoom in on each page to read the text and see the finer detail of the artwork. [It has not been optimized for devices that display only in black and white.] From the National Book Award finalist Lauren Redniss, author of Radioactive, comes a dazzling fusion of storytelling, visual art, and reportage that grapples with weather in all its dimensions: its danger and its beauty, why it happens and what it means. WINNER OF THE PEN/E. O. WILSON LITERARY SCIENCE WRITING AWARD • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, KIRKUS REVIEWS, AND SHELF AWARENESS Weather is the very air we breathe—it shapes our daily lives and alters the course of history. In Thunder & Lightning, Lauren Redniss tells the story of weather and humankind through the ages. This wide-ranging work roams from the driest desert on earth to a frigid island in the Arctic, from the Biblical flood to the defeat of the Spanish Armada. Redniss visits the headquarters of the National Weather Service, recounts top-secret rainmaking operations during the Vietnam War, and examines the economic impact of disasters like Hurricane Katrina. Drawing on extensive research and countless interviews, she examines our own day and age, from our most personal decisions—Do I need an umbrella today?—to the awesome challenges we face with global climate change. Redniss produced each element of Thunder & Lightning: the text, the artwork, the covers, and every page in between. She created many of the images using the antiquated printmaking technique copper plate photogravure etching. She even designed the book’s typeface. The result is a book unlike any other: a spellbinding combination of storytelling, art, and science. Praise for Thunder & Lightning “[An] aesthetically charged and deeply researched account . . . a wild rainstorm of a book, pelting the reader with ideas and inspiration.”—Nature “A gorgeous and illuminating illustrated study of weather in all its tempestuous variety . . . Redniss’s combo of fact, folklore, and vibrant etched copperplate prints enthralls.”—O: The Oprah Magazine “Eerily beautiful . . . Contains plenty of scientific explanation (including more than a few nods toward global warming), but also far-flung personal stories that illuminate the beauty, wonder and chaos inherent in the elements.”—The New York Times “Magical . . . Redniss has . . . shown us how human beings live with nature—fighting, coexisting, taming, predicting via leech barometer and radar and intuition.”—The New York Times Book Review “[A] twenty-first-century genius . . . The reader willing to put herself fully in Redniss’s hands will be rewarded with a delicious feeling of being enveloped by a phenomenon that eclipses the chiming trivialities of daily life.”—Elle “Redniss is one of the most creative science writers of our time—her combination of beautiful artwork, reporting, and poetic prose brings science to life in ways that words alone simply cannot.”—Rebecca Skloot “Redniss combines her own dual punch of expressive art and impressive erudition to give an entirely new take on all that happens above our heads.”—Adam Gopnik “A strange and wonderful thing, the work of a first-class mind that refuses to submit to any categories or precedent.”—Dave Eggers
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The Best of Guerrilla Marketing

Guerrilla Marketing Remix

Author: Jay Levinson,Jeannie Levinson

Publisher: Entrepreneur Press

ISBN: 1613081650

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

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Cash in with Guerrilla Marketing’s Greatest Hits Updated, adapted, remastered…The Father of Guerrilla Marketing, Jay Conrad Levinson, and co-author Jeannie Levinson, present you with the only book to deliver The Best of Guerrilla Marketing—a combination of the latest secrets, strategies, tactics, and tools from more than 35 top selling Guerrilla Marketing books. When they write the history of marketing thought, Jay doesn't get a page... he gets his own chapter. Seth Godin, author of Poke the Box This book is the culmination of Guerrilla Marketing’s huge footprint on the marketing landscape. Keep it on top of your desk-it will become your marketing bible. —Jill Lublin, international speaker and author, Jilllublin.com For business survival in the 21st century, Guerrilla Marketing ranks right up there with food, water, shelter — and, of course, Internet access. David Garfinkel, author of Advertising Headlines That Make You Rich 21 million entrepreneurs around the world, including me and most of my clients & friends, owe a debt of gratitude to Jay Conrad Levinson for his inspiring Guerrilla Marketing advice and mentoring. Roger C. Parker, www.PublishedandProfitable.com
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The Life and Poetry of Ted Kooser

Author: Mary K. Stillwell

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803248520

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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Like a flash of lightning it came to him—the unathletic high school student Ted Kooser saw a future as a famous poet that promised everything: glory, immortality, a bohemian lifestyle (no more doing dishes, no more cleaning his room), and, particularly important to the lonely teenager, girls! Unlike most kids with a sudden ambition, Kooser, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and thirteenth poet laureate of the United States, made good on his dream. But glory was a long time coming, and along the way Kooser lived the life that has made his poetry what it is, as deeply grounded in family, work, and the natural world as it is attuned to the nuances of language. Just as so much of Kooser’s own writing weaves geography, history, and family stories into its measures, so does this first critical biography consider the poet’s work and life together: his upbringing in Iowa, his studies in Nebraska with poet Karl Shapiro as mentor, his career in insurance, his family life, his bout with cancer, and, always, his poetry. Combining a fine appreciation of Kooser’s work and life, this book finally provides a fuller and more complex picture of a writer who, perhaps more than any other, has brought the Great Plains and the Midwest, lived large and small, into the poetry of our day.
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