Christine Izeki, Bj̦rn Neumann
Tokyo is a city that enshrines the past and the future, where the Far East meets the Western world. Time and again throughout its history, the city has been afflicted by natural disasters.
Yet, despite total destruction, it has risen up again and again like a bamboo shoot in the wind. Thanks to the latest construction methods, today's new buildings withstand even the strongest earthquakes and typhoons.
But even without the influence of natural forces, the city constantly changes and renews itself. With this exceptional travel guide by Christine Izeki and Bjorn Neumann, you can easily explore theTokyo Metropolis from unusual vantage points, far away from the crowded tourist tracks.
The authors take you to unknown nooks and green oases in the middle of the concrete desert. They reveal where Japanese teens meet up and where the hippest cafes can be found. This guidebook is for anyone who wants to explore Tokyo from a different perspective while enjoying unique discoveries and the authentic culture of this international city.
Dr Terry Houston
A Guide to Native Bees of Australia provides a detailed introduction to the estimated 2000 species of Australian bees. Illustrated with stunning photographs, it describes the form and function of bees, their life-cycle stages, nest architecture, sociality and relationships with plants. It also contains systematic accounts of the five families and 58 genera of Australian bees. Photomicrographs of morphological characters and identification keys allow identification of bees to genus level. Natural history enthusiasts, professional and amateur entomologists and beekeepers will find this an essential guide.
A W Reed
A comprehensive collection of Aboriginal names from all over Australia, and their derivations.Thousands of place names are listed, each followed by the state in which it is found in and its meaning. There is also a dictionary that gives the Aboriginal translations for common English words.
A W Reed
Aboriginal Words of Australia is a fascinating reference for anyone interested in knowing more about the original inhabitants of this vast continent.This book offers Aboriginal words from around Australia arranged alphabetically in two sections, English Aboriginal and Aboriginal English, and includes a small selection of common phrases and sentences.
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A James Beard Rising Star semifinalist included in Zagat's "30 Hottest Chefs Under 30" and Forbes's "30 Under 30," acclaimed chef Jesse Schenker has rocketed to the top of the culinary world. But his epic rise masks a little-known past filled with demons and obsession, genius and mania.
In this startling and down-to-earth memoir, he lays it all on the table for the first time, coming clean about his insatiable appetite for the extreme-which has led to his biggest triumphs and failures-and shares the shocking story of his turbulent life. All or Nothing is a candid exploration of the manic culture of some of the world's most celebrated kitchens. A drug-fueled, anxiety-ridden epic, it reads like a rollicking rock-and-roll memoir-with amazing food.
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Beautiful Scenes from a Fantasy World is the second title in the Everyday Scenes from Parallel Worlds series. It showcases background artworks featuring fantasy worlds: celestial castles, pirate ships sailing through the clouds, retro-futuristic inventions, deserted architectural spaces, towns that have sunk under the ocean, an enchanted forest, and a space locomotive that runs in a neo-futuristic world. Featuring only a few anthro angels, dragons and other imaginary animals, attention is focused primarily on the beauty of the illustrated backgrounds from popular anime, manga and game creators.
The fantasy illustrations in this collection are beyond your wildest imaginings and will surprise and inspire all kinds of art lovers. It might even make you look at the world differently.
We all want to be happy. Yet as we consume ever more in a frantic bid for happiness, global warming worsens.
Alarmed by drastic changes now occurring in the Earth's climate systems, the author, a climate scientist and suburban father of two, embarked on a journey to change his life and the world. He began by bicycling, growing food, meditating, and making other simple, fulfilling changes. Ultimately, he slashed his climate impact to under a tenth of the US average and became happier in the process.
Being the Change explores the connections between our individual daily actions and our collective predicament. It merges science, spirituality, and practical action to develop a satisfying and appropriate response to global warming.
Part one exposes our interconnected predicament: overpopulation, global warming, industrial agriculture, growth-addicted economics, a sold-out political system, and a mindset of separation from nature. It also includes a readable but authoritative overview of climate science. Part two offers a response at once obvious and unprecedented: mindfully opting out of this broken system and aligning our daily lives with the biosphere.
The core message is deeply optimistic: living without fossil fuels is not only possible, it can be better.
Peter Kalmus is an atmospheric scientist at Caltech / Jet Propulsion Laboratory with a Ph.D. in physics from Columbia University. He lives in suburban Altadena, California with his wife and two children on 1/10th the fossil fuels of the average American. Peter speaks purely on his own behalf, not on behalf of NASA or Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Inside the weird and wonderful world of infinity, from endless hotels to bottomless cookie-jars - now in paperback. Even small children know there are infinitely many whole numbers - start counting and you'll never reach the end. But there are also infinitely many decimal numbers between zero and one. Are these two types of infinity the same? Are they larger or smaller than each other? Can we even talk about 'larger' and 'smaller' when we talk about infinity? In Beyond Infinity, international maths sensation Eugenia Cheng reveals the inner workings of infinity.
What happens when a new guest arrives at your infinite hotel - but you already have an infinite number of guests? How does infinity give Zeno's tortoise the edge in a paradoxical foot-race with Achilles? And can we really make an infinite number of cookies from a finite amount of cookie dough?
Wielding an armoury of inventive, intuitive metaphor, Cheng draws beginners and enthusiasts alike into the heart of this mysterious, powerful concept to reveal fundamental truths about mathematics, all the way from the infinitely large down to the infinitely small.
A fast-paced, gripping insider account of the global race to be the first company to put a lab-produced meat product on the market, and to enact the biggest upheaval to the food business in decades
The animal agriculture business is a billion-dollar industry, but with relentless population growth, increasing pressure on natural resources and the disturbing environmental impact of large-scale agricultural operations, the whole world seems to be sleepwalking into a food crisis. This is the story of a group of seven vegans quietly working to solve one the most pressing issues we face today, creating the biggest upheaval to the food business in decades along the way.
In BILLION DOLLAR BURGER, Chase Purdy explores the companies at the cutting edge of the nascent food technology sector. He tells the inside account of JUST Inc. (formerly Hampton Creek) - the first and only food startup ever to hit unicorn status - and its lightning rod CEO Josh Tetrick as they race to create a viable synthetic meat product, bring it to market ahead of the competition and upend the monolith of animal agriculture.
From the lobbyist working behind the scenes to fix regulations in advance to allow for distribution of lab-created products, to the fundraisers working with some of the biggest investment banks and wealthiest individuals in the world, BILLION DOLLAR BURGER will take readers on a truly global journey from Silicon Valley to China, by way of Israel and the UK.
What links the Mercedes Formula One team with Google?
What links Team Sky and the aviation industry?
What connects James Dyson and David Beckham?
They are all Black Box Thinkers.
BLACK BOX THINKING is a new approach to high performance, a means of finding an edge in a complex and fast-changing world. It is not just about sport, but has powerful implications for business and politics, as well as for parents and students. In other words, all of us.
Drawing on a dizzying array of case studies and real-world examples, together with cutting-edge research on marginal gains, creativity and grit, Matthew Syed tells the inside story of how success really happens - and how we cannot grow unless we are prepared to learn from our mistakes.
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Gibbs M Smith
The local bookstore, a place of wonder, refuge, and rejuvenation for book lovers the world over. Books & Mortar is a celebration of these literary strongholds. Sixty-eight oil paintings capture these storefronts at a moment in time, and pair the artwork with quotations about the joy of reading, the importance of bookstores, and in many cases, anecdotes about the shops and owners themselves.
A delightful gift for an avid reader, an inspiration for any bookstore owner, Books & Mortar is the perfect keepsake for anyone's personal library.
Karen McBurnie, Jon Hammer
Lets hear it for the little guys. These are the places that embody the best of the American melting pot: independent, hardworking and characterful. This book travels the length and breadth of the great borough of Brooklyn, New York, tallying 99 entries, each one a reflection of the love and commitment of its independent owners. Covering much more than genealogical family; these are small businesses that have thrived over time by working hard for the pride of a job well done, and with the love and patronage of neighbours, friends, and family.