Author: Sarah Lee, Terry Lee
The Luxury Traveler’s Handbook proves that luxury travel doesn’t have to be expensive. Written by the founders of the online travel and lifestyle magazine, LiveShareTravel, it’s a show and tell guide on getting luxury for less. Exploring everything from flights and hotels to shared ownership and glamping, The Luxury Traveler’s Handbook is your passport to smarter, luxury travel. It is part of The Traveler's Handbook Series which also includes books on career break, food, solo and volunteer travel. The Luxury Traveler’s Handbook offers: Ways to liberate luxury and find travel deals for less. A route to identifying and defining your sense of luxury. Luxury travel stories to inspire. Routes to having more luxury, more trips and more choice. Advice to help people plan their own vacation with confidence. Tips on getting the best from travel agents, how to DIY-package your trips, make use of flash sales and loyalty programs. Ways to travel in style and have a real experience. Dozens of resources to help you plan and enjoy your luxury trip.
Author: Nick Palumbo
Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
‘Ice-cream is exquisite – what a pity it isn’t illegal.’ VOLTAIRE Since opening in Sydney in 2002 Gelato Messina has set the benchmark for gelato in Australia. Their aim is simple: to create the best ice cream using only the freshest ingredients and to make everything from scratch. Gelato Messina take their gelato seriously, and the results can be seen in the fabulous and crazy creations that are displayed in their shop window every day. Gelato Messina, the book, provides detailed instructions for creating the best possible gelato, with a comprehensive ‘basics’ section, covering core ingredients, balancing and composition, and equipment and method, which will radically change the way you think about making gelato. The recipes – which include instructions for both domestic and professional methods – feature gelatos made from traditional cream, yoghurt or dairy-free fruit bases, with flavours ranging from the more traditional – such as Fior di Latte, Salted Caramel, Pistachio, Chocolate and lemon – to the playful and innovative styles – such as Baklava; Elvis, the Fat Years; Rosso Antico and Marmalade; Apple Pie; Prosciutto e Melone; and Nacho Libre – that made this Sydney establishment so famous. Gelato Messina isn’t just different, it’s out of this world. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Nick Palumbo’s family hail from Messina in Sicily. After making gelato out of a factory under the name Gelativo, Nick decided to open a small gelato shop in Sydney’s Darlinghurst. Once the individual flavours had been perfected, Nick and his team went on to invent the elaborate and wonderful flavour creations that his store is now so famous for. In 2011 he opened an ice cream lab, which is responsible for the ice cream works of art and single serve cakes that fill Gelato Messina’s shop windows. Nick is also the official chef for the Carpigiani Gelato University in Australia and New Zealand, in addition to holding tasting classes at his Sydney shop.
Author: Damon Vickers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
How to profit from the events leading up to the likely collapse of the U.S. dollar Society is at a crossroads. Here at home and around the world, we are living in a manner that is absolutely, unconditionally, irrevocably unsustainable. The Day After the Dollar Crashes: A Survival Guide for the Rise of the New World Order outlines the kinds of events that could trigger a global economic collapse, describing in detail the events that are likely to occur just prior to, during, and immediately following such a total collapse. It also explains how investors can profit and support a sustainable future by anticipating social trends. Describes what government can do now to soften the dollar's fall later Details how to lead the charge to introduce innovations and solutions to meet the inevitable challenges of new kinds of economic forces Reveals how to profit by changing expectations and taking action to align investments with reality The Day After the Dollar Crashes tears away the illusions generated by politicians, media, and the financial industry to show how investors can position themselves to survive and thrive in a New World Order.
Author: Penny Eisenberg
Offers recipes for cookies, cheesecakes, pastries, tortes, and layered cakes, and includes dietary guidelines and information on basic Passover dessert ingredients and their preparation
Author: Phillip Caputo
Publisher: National Geographic Books
1898, Tsavo River Kenya, the British Empire has employed 140 workers to build a railroad bridge. The bridge's construction comes to a violent halt when two maneless lions devour all 140 workers in a savage feeding frenzy that would make headlines—and history—all over the world. Caputo's Ghosts of Tsavo is a new quest for truth about the origins of these near-mythical animals and how they became predators of human flesh.
Author: Ted Allen, Stephanie Lyness
Publisher: Clarkson Potter
Presents one hundred recipes for accessible, easy-to-prepare, hassle-free dishes, including a variety of old favorites, pastas, and make-ahead crowd-pleasing food.
Author: Lexi Ryan
Publisher: Lexi Ryan
Return to a world of secrets, scandal, and temptation. Read the second novel in the sizzling Reckless and Real series from NYT bestselling author Lexi Ryan... Something Real is a continuation of the Reckless and Real series and intended to be read after Something Reckless. This book concludes Liz and Sam’s story. After everything blew up on Christmas, Liz walked away from me, and I let her. She said she needed space and a chance to pursue her dreams. But we both knew she was running from the mess she made. Now the political campaign she used as an excuse to leave is bringing us back together and I’m proving to her what she really needs—not just the hot nights, greedy hands, and undeniable physical chemistry. What she really needs is something real. What she really needs…is me. The Reckless and Real Series Includes: BOOK 1: SOMETHING RECKLESS (Liz and Sam’s story, includes free novella SOMETHING WILD) BOOK 2: SOMETHING REAL (Liz and Sam’s story concludes)
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
This early work by Philip K. Dick was originally published in 1952 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Gun' is a short story about a group of space explorers who encounter a deserted planet. Philip Kindred Dick was born on December 16 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. Dick and his family moved to the Bay Area of San Francisco when he was young, and later on to Washington DC following his parents divorce. Dick attended Elementary school and then a Quaker school before the family moved back to California. It was around this time that Dick began to take an active interest in the science fiction genre, reading his first magazine ‘Stirring Science Stories’, at age twelve. Dick married five times between 1959 and 1973, and had three children. He sold his first story in 1951 and from that point on he wrote full-time, selling his first novel in 1955. In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote an estimated 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote an estimated 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. After his death, many of his stories made the transition to the big screen, with blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Total Recall and Minority Report being based on his works.
Author: Heather Estelle Schwartz
Get your science groove on, and check out these awesome engineering projects: Tie-dye t-shirts made with markers, Jewelry made from old CDs, A s'mores cooker powered by the sun. Engineering is easy when you're having this much fun!
Author: Linwood Barclay
One of the Boston Globe's Best Crime Novels of the Year! One of Suspense Magazine's Best Books of 2013! Since private investigator Cal Weaver’s teenage son died in a tragic accident, Cal and his wife have drifted apart. Cal is mired in a grief he can’t move past. And maybe his grief has clouded his judgment. Driving home one night, a rain-drenched girl taps on his car window and asks for a ride. He knows a grown man picking up a teenage hitchhiker is foolish—but he lets her in. Cal soon senses that something’s not right with the girl or the situation. But it’s too late. He’s already involved. Drawn into a nightmare of secrets, lies, and cover-ups in his small, upstate New York town, Cal knows that the only thing that can save him is the truth. And he’s about to expose the town’s secrets one by one—if he lives long enough.
Author: Rachel Wise
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
When the newspaper staff goes digital, they learn the hard way that backup files are anything but optional. Cherry Valley Middle School has all-new computers, which means the school newspaper can produce its first-ever online edition of The Cherry Valley Voice. Sam loves desktop publishing and enjoys cutting and editing stories online and getting instant visual feedback. And it’s amazing that the paper can go “live” at the press of a button! But when it’s time for that button to be pressed, a terrible thunderstorm prompts a power surge that wipes out the entire issue. And no one has created backup copies of their work! The next day is the class trip to the amusement park, which Sam and the rest of the newspaper staff have been looking forward to for ages. But will the trip be everything Sam hopes for, or will that, too, turn into a big disaster?
Author: Jack P. Greene
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book analyzes how Britons celebrated and critiqued their empire during the short eighteenth century, from about 1730 to 1790. It focuses on the emergence of an early awareness of the undesirable effects of British colonialism on both overseas Britons and subaltern people in the British Empire, whether in India, the Americas, Africa, or Ireland.