Almost Everything

Almost Everything
Author: Anne Lamott
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-10-16
ISBN 10: 0525537570
ISBN 13: 9780525537571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Almost Everything Book Review:

From Anne Lamott, the New York Times-bestselling author of Dusk, Night, Dawn and Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives "I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest--when we are, as she puts it, "doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated"--the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. "All truth is paradox," Lamott writes, "and this turns out to be a reason for hope. If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change." That is the time when we must pledge not to give up but "to do what Wendell Berry wrote: 'Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.'" In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life's essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward. Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious, Almost Everything is the book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write.

An A to Z of Almost Everything

An A to Z of Almost Everything
Author: Trevor Montague
Publsiher: Little Brown GBR
Total Pages: 1348
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780316725873
ISBN 13: 0316725870
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An A to Z of Almost Everything Book Review:

In this new edition, the original topics have been brought up to date, added to and elaborated upon: Abbreviations, for example, now includes an essential array of chat room acronyms: Fashion boasts a complete list of British Hairdressers of the Year; and Music features a comprehensive listing of every top-ten single in the last forty years. And there are a wealth of new subjects to be discovered and enjoyed too, from the Top Tens of 2002 to world coins and paper money, bingo calls to crime and punishment, the Mr Men books to the works of Charles Dickens. What can be Big Boy, Early Girl or Supersonic? Which British Prime Minister links John Lennon and Gary Lineker? Which classic novel begins 'Now, what I want is facts'? (See Reviews for Answers) This monumental work of reference is a must-have title on your bookshelf - both an enjoyable book to dip into and a cornucopia of sheer fact.

Now You Know Almost Everything

Now You Know Almost Everything
Author: Doug Lennox
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2005-10-08
ISBN 10: 1770702008
ISBN 13: 9781770702004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Now You Know Almost Everything Book Review:

The phenomenal success of the Now You Know and Now You Know More has encouraged this third Book of Answers. Now You Know Almost Everything continues with the same formula of dispensing knowledge concisely, never losing sight of the joy and fun of discovering the why of ordinary things. In Now You Know Almost Everything you will discover answers to hundreds of questions: Why can’t grooms see their bride on the day before the wedding? Why is a swindle called a "double-cross"? Why do people say, "That’s all she wrote"? Where did the word "Canuck" come from? Now You Know Almost Everything makes sure that you just about know it all.

New Scientist The Origin of almost Everything

New Scientist  The Origin of  almost  Everything
Author: New Scientist,Graham Lawton
Publsiher: Nicholas Brealey
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2016-10-25
ISBN 10: 1857889398
ISBN 13: 9781857889390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Scientist The Origin of almost Everything Book Review:

From what actually happened in the Big Bang to the accidental discovery of post-it notes, the history of science is packed with surprising discoveries. Did you know, for instance, that if you were to get too close to a black hole it would suck you up like a noodle (it's called spaghettification), why your keyboard is laid out in QWERTY (it's not to make it easier to type) or why animals never evolved wheels? New Scientist does. And now they and award-winning illustrator Jennifer Daniel want to take you on a colorful, whistle-stop journey from the start of our universe (through the history of stars, galaxies, meteorites, the Moon and dark energy) to our planet (through oceans and weather and oil) and life (through dinosaurs to emotions and sex) to civilization (from cities to alcohol and cooking), knowledge (from alphabets to alchemy) ending up with technology (computers to rocket science). Witty essays explore the concepts alongside enlightening infographics that zoom from how many people have ever lived, to showing you how a left-wing brain differs from a right-wing one...

Almost Everything

Almost Everything
Author: Joelle Jolivet
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2005-10-03
ISBN 10: 9781596430907
ISBN 13: 1596430907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Almost Everything Book Review:

A skyscraper? An igloo? A high-speed train? A horse and cart? Encyclopedic and stylish, Almost Everything is full of things both familiar and unexpected, arranged in simple categories -- buildings, transportation, costumes, plants, animals, and much more. The wealth of detail and oversize design is matched by bold, dramatic block print art, in a book that will capture and hold young children's attention.

How to Be Better at Almost Everything

How to Be Better at Almost Everything
Author: Pat Flynn
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-01-29
ISBN 10: 194688569X
ISBN 13: 9781946885692
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Be Better at Almost Everything Book Review:

Mastering one specific skill set might have been the key to success 20 years ago . . . but being the best at a single thing just doesn't cut it in today's global economy. Think about those people who somehow manage to be amazing at everything they do—the multimillionaire CEO with the bodybuilder physique or the rock star with legions of adoring fans. How do they manage to be so great at life? By acquiring and applying multiple skills to make themselves more valuable to others, they've become generalists, able to "stack" their varied skills for a unique competitive edge. In How to Be Better at Almost Everything, bestselling author, fitness expert, entrepreneur, and professional business coach Pat Flynn shares the secrets to learning (almost) every skill, from marketing and music to relationships and martial arts, teaching how to combine interests to achieve greatness in any field. Discover how to: • Learn any skill with only an hour of practice a day through repetition and resistance • Package all your passions into a single tool kit for success with skill stacking • Turn those passions into paychecks by transforming yourself into a person of interest To really get ahead in today's fast-paced, constantly evolving world, you need a diverse portfolio of hidden talents you can pull from your back pocket at a moment's notice. The good news? You don't need to be a genius or a prodigy to get there—you just have to be willing to learn. How to Be Better at Almost Everything will teach you how to make your personal and professional goals a reality, starting today.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Author: Scott Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-22
ISBN 10: 0698144627
ISBN 13: 9780698144620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big Book Review:

Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”

The Martha Manual

The Martha Manual
Author: Martha Stewart
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019
ISBN 10: 1328927326
ISBN 13: 9781328927323
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Martha Manual Book Review:

From America's best known and most trusted authority on all things domestic, a fully illustrated guide on how to do everything: including organizing and decorating, cleaning and caring for your home and garden, celebrating, hosting, achieving career goals, and managing finances--and much more

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2012-05-15
ISBN 10: 0385674503
ISBN 13: 9780385674508
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Short History of Nearly Everything Book Review:

One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

How to Draw Almost Everything

How to Draw Almost Everything
Author: Chika Miyata
Publsiher: Quarry Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-15
ISBN 10: 1631591401
ISBN 13: 9781631591402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Draw Almost Everything Book Review:

Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or a flying squirrel? Businessman? Bat? Baobab tree? How to Draw Almost Everything is here to help! With over 2,000 images, this visual reference book offers instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food, everyday objects, buildings, vehicles, clothing, and more. The section on people gives simple tricks for showing emotion (angry, surprised) and action (skipping, doing a handstand). There's also a section on clothing that shows how to draw coats and jackets, shoes and boots, bell-bottoms and skinny jeans. From tricycles to tanker trucks, the book gives tips on drawing all kinds of moving vehicles. At then end of each chapter, author and artist Chika Miyata challenges you to synthesize what you've learned and create a scene. At the end of the chapter on animals, the challenge is to draw a zoo. At the end of the chapter on food, the challenge is to keep an illustrated food journal. Each entry is broken down with step-by-step illustrations, making this book perfect for beginners or experienced artists in need of a quick refresher and a great resource for those who want to express themselves through illustration or cartooning.

The Future of Almost Everything

The Future of Almost Everything
Author: Patrick Dixon
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN 10: 1782831819
ISBN 13: 9781782831815
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Future of Almost Everything Book Review:

From the man the Wall Street Journal describes as a 'global change guru', more than one hundred of the trends that touch every aspect of our lives. This new and updated edition looks even farther into the future, predicting trends past the first decades of the 22nd century. Patrick Dixon looks at how the future will be Fast, Urban, Tribal, Universal, Radical and Ethical - a future of boom and bust and great economic change as the emerging markets grow up; a future of great advances in medicine and also greater threats from viral epidemics; a future of political shocks and greater conflicts; a future in which people will strive for more privacy and businesses will change the way they relate to their staff and their customers; a future in which there will be driverless cars and solar power generated in the desert will power cities thousands of miles away. In this updated edition, Dixon shows how recent developments confirm his predictive scheme: Artificial intelligence and robotics - profound power and influence over our future world Beyond Brexit - the longer term future of the EU and UK The long-term impact of the MeToo movement The future of Truth - Fake News, propaganda and impact on democracy Presidential leadership - rise of powerful figureheads across the world, and potential future conflicts And in an entirely new chapter, Dixon extends his predictive horizon to see how the future will look one hundred years from now.

How to Draw Almost Everything Volume 2

How to Draw Almost Everything Volume 2
Author: Six Pommes
Publsiher: Quarry Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-07-14
ISBN 10: 1631598465
ISBN 13: 9781631598463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Draw Almost Everything Volume 2 Book Review:

How to Draw Almost Everything Volume 2—a follow-up to the popular book How to Draw Almost Everything, part of the Almost Everything series from Quarry Books—shows how easy it is to draw even more cute illustrations. Learn to draw each illustration in easy-to-follow steps. Just follow the arrows to complete each step. You’ll also find helpful tips and ideas for drawing variations. Start with basic shapes, such as circles, triangles, and squares, then add special details to personalize your illustrations. Draw animals, people, everyday objects, patterns and borders, and holiday and seasonal themes, along with warm-ups and special lessons. An inspiration gallery offers fun ideas for adding illustrations to everyday objects or creating one-of-a-kind notes, cards, and gifts. Each book in the Almost Everything series offers readers a fun, comprehensive, and charmingly illustrated visual directory of ideas to inspire skill building in their creative endeavors.

Almost Everything

Almost Everything
Author: Tate Hallaway
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-02-07
ISBN 10: 1101574909
ISBN 13: 9781101574904
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Almost Everything Book Review:

Ever since her father banished the half-witch, half-vampire Ana Parker and vampire knight Elias from the court of the Northern vampires, Ana has been trying to live a normal life. But when the Prince of the Southern Region vampires informs Ana that they're on the brink of war and she accidentally offers up Elias as a peace offering, the princess knows that she's going to need some help to get out of this situation. With Ana's boy drama meter hitting an all time high, summer in St. Paul is heating up for all the wrong reasons...

Now You Know More

Now You Know More
Author: Doug Lennox
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-09-01
ISBN 10: 1550029932
ISBN 13: 9781550029932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Now You Know More Book Review:

This is a follow-up to last year’s runaway bestseller Now You Know ... The Book of Answers, which went through five printings and sold over 20,000 copies! Why do we shout "Fore" on a golf course? Why is confetti thrown at a wedding? Exactly how long is a "moment" or a "jiffy"? Why is breaking a mirror bad luck, and a rabbit’s foot good luck? In this second book, Lennox continues to trace the concise and fascinating history and reasons for hundreds of expressions in our everyday language, as well as customs and habits, in the same entertaining format that was so successful last year. These gems are from the original syndicated radio scripts broadcast daily to millions across Canada through the Sound Source Network of Standard Broadcasting.

The Theory of Almost Everything

The Theory of Almost Everything
Author: Robert Oerter
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-09-26
ISBN 10: 1101126744
ISBN 13: 9781101126745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Theory of Almost Everything Book Review:

There are two scientific theories that, taken together, explain the entire universe. The first, which describes the force of gravity, is widely known: Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. But the theory that explains everything else—the Standard Model of Elementary Particles—is virtually unknown among the general public. In The Theory of Almost Everything, Robert Oerter shows how what were once thought to be separate forces of nature were combined into a single theory by some of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century. Rich with accessible analogies and lucid prose, The Theory of Almost Everything celebrates a heretofore unsung achievement in human knowledge—and reveals the sublime structure that underlies the world as we know it.

Thinking about Almost Everything

Thinking about Almost Everything
Author: Ash Amin,Michael O'Neill
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 184668188X
ISBN 13: 9781846681882
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking about Almost Everything Book Review:

Even the most intricate and complex knowledge can enliven public curiosity and spark new thinking.

Almost Everything about Whisky

Almost Everything about Whisky
Author: Constantin Cerbu
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2010-03-24
ISBN 10: 1445712512
ISBN 13: 9781445712512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Almost Everything about Whisky Book Review:

In order to brew quality malt whisky, you need three things: barley, dry peat, and the water that flows along the green fields of Scotland, the home of this 'liquid gold.' Add to that a few family secrets and a whole lot of patience, and the result is one of the many fine whiskies that has, for centuries, been delighting both amateurs and connoisseurs alike, the world over. 'Scotts Wha Hae!' ('We Are Scottish'), for urban and rural Scots alike, is something of a definition and a national anthem for many. Most of them wouldn't miss, for anything in the world, a 'Burns' dinner, complete with a 'pure malt' to honor the memory of the jolly folks that proclaim that whisky and freedom go together. Whisky is one of Scotland's signature offerings, and it makes a nation proud.

Almost Everything Very Fast

Almost Everything Very Fast
Author: Christopher Kloeble
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-02-02
ISBN 10: 155597922X
ISBN 13: 9781555979225
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Almost Everything Very Fast Book Review:

Albert is nineteen, grew up in an orphanage, and never knew his mother. All his life Albert had to be a father to his father: Fred is a child trapped in the body of an old man. He spends his time reading encyclopedias, waves at green cars, and is known as the hero of a tragic bus accident. Albert senses that Fred, who has just been given five months left to live, is the only one who can help him learn more about his background. With time working against them, Albert and Fred set out on an adventurous voyage of discovery that leads them via the underground sewers into the distant past--all the way back to a night in August 1912, and to the story of a forbidden love. Almost Everything Very Fast, Christopher Kloeble's U.S. debut, is a sensitive and dramatic family saga and page-turning road novel all in one.

Now You Know Almost Everything

Now You Know Almost Everything
Author: Doug Lennox
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2005-09-30
ISBN 10: 1550025759
ISBN 13: 9781550025750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Now You Know Almost Everything Book Review:

Never losing sight of the joy of discovering the ?why” of ordinary things, Now You Know Almost Everything makes sure you just about know it all.

Nearly All and Almost Everything

Nearly All and Almost Everything
Author: Mitzi DeWhitt
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2005-05-12
ISBN 10: 1465332065
ISBN 13: 9781465332066
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nearly All and Almost Everything Book Review:

This musicological study, by persuasive explanation, shows how, adhering to certain exact ratios and proportions, music gains objective power. The inquiry is scientific, the solutions ingenious. Following unexplored and unconventional lines, the author brings together what, on the surface, appear to be three separate lines: Judaism, Hinduism, and the Gurdjieff Work. Their link is musical harmonics, or the magical science of connection between sounds. The failure of modern musicians to achieve the magical effects long ascribed to music by the ancients is due to the prevailing ignorance of those who know nothing about the objective laws on which music is based. Ancient cultures knew how the laws of harmonics (or what comes in between the tones) could evoke metaphysical correspondences of a spiritual nature, as did Gurdjieff. The Hebrews encoded harmonics in their Tree of Life diagram, the Hindus incorporated the potent musical information in a secretive Music of the Path, and Gurdjieff enshrined it in the Enneagram symbol of the Work. In this groundbreaking book, the author presents a provocative and engaging picture of how these laws work. The wealth of new information will have a profound impact on modern views of music and its laws.