The heavily illustrated Martini Field Guide tells you everything you need to know about Martini culture.
The Martini Field Guide is as potent as the gin used to make the iconic drink. Both cocktail connoisseurs and Happy Hour newbies will lose themselves in this heavily illustrated book, featuring vintage ads and imagery from some of the world’s top distillers, as they read about the Martini’s muddled origins and how an American concoction became popular worldwide. Whether you prefer it shaken or stirred, dry or dirty, The Martini Field Guide provides plenty of ways to think about, make, and drink this popular cocktail, making for the perfect addition to any cocktail lover’s collection.
Origins of a Journey
Feed the adventurer in you with Origins of a Journey, more than 120 stories of history’s most famous travellers and their finest adventures.
Inside each of us lives an explorer who yearns to visit the great unknown. Feed the adventurer in you with Origins of a Journey, more than 120 stories of history’s most famous travellers and their finest adventures. These are the tales behind the history’s bravest pioneers, bringing you from the ocean’s black depths to the top of Mount Everest. Harriet Tubman ferries fugitive slaves along the Underground Railroad—not once, not twice, but 19 times. Teddy Roosevelt risks life, limb, and sanity as he charts the Amazon’s River of Doubt. Buoyed by the voice of God, Joan of Arc travels to Vaucouleurs to petition Charles for a chance to fight for France. Charles Darwin notices several different finch species while touring the Galápagos Islands, fundamentally changing how we understand life. Spanning from 500 BC to today, Origins of a Journey teaches us that there is always value in an adventure, no matter how small—or doomed—it may be.
One Pot Big Pot Family Meals
Ditch the tower of dirty dishes—serve up a fast, flavorful meal for the whole family with just one pot!
Streamline your nightly cooking process with this home cook’s dream-come-true cookbook! Not many people want to come home at the end of a long day and have to concoct a complicated recipe…or deal with the multi-pot cleanup. The recipes found in One Pot Big Pot Family Meals require little effort, simple ingredients, and—best of all—only one cooking vessel. These delicious recipes can be tailored for your cooking tool of choice—whether a pan, pot, slow cooker, Dutch oven, or even a sheet pan— you have options!
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park Signature Notebook
Jot down observations next to quotes from famous outdoors enthusiasts in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Signature Notebook.
Step into nature with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Signature Notebook. Jot down observations next to quotes from famous outdoors enthusiasts as you appreciate the scenery of Chimney Top and Rainbow Falls. Write alongside images of local flora and fauna or add some sketches of your own in this pocket-sized notebook. Featuring a beautiful embossed cover, this notebook is perfect for on the trail and off.
The Yellowstone National Park Signature Notebook
Bring the timelessness of Yellowstone with you wherever you go with the Yellowstone National Park Signature Notebook.
Sporting an embossed cover featuring Old Faithful in all its glory, you can enjoy the inspiration of the great outdoors wherever you go. With facts, figures, and images of Yellowstone’s unique natural landmarks, this notebook is perfect for brainstorming on the trail or inspiring on the go. Write alongside quotes from great outdoors enthusiasts while you enjoy all that nature has to offer.
The Ultimate Excuses Handbook
Shirk your responsibilities like a pro with these spur-of-the-moment alibis that will help get you out of any uncomfortable situation.
From bed head to bad dates and everything in between, this handbook has the perfect excuse to get you off the hook. Updated to include excuses for men, women, kids, and robots (okay may not robots), this handbook has everything you need to dodge responsibility time and time again. Shirk your responsibilities like a pro with these spur-of-the-moment alibis that will help get you out of any uncomfortable situation. With time honored excuses like “the traffic was terrible” and more unique options like “Jesus drank wine,” you’re sure to have a definitive way to say: “It wasn’t MY fault.”
The Crossword Puzzler's Handbook, Revised Edition
With 1,500 words and their definitions to help you name that obscure actress from the 30s or a three-letter word for “vase,” solving crossword puzzles has never looked so easy.
Crossword Puzzler’s Handbook, Revised Edition has all the answers to help you become an expert crossword puzzler. With 1,500 words and their definitions to help you name that obscure actress from the 30s or a three-letter word for “vase,” solving crossword puzzles has never looked so easy. This pocket-sized handbook is the perfect gift for the crossword puzzle lovers in your life.
The Yosemite National Park Signature Notebook
Whether climbing El Capitan or enjoying the scenery, the Yosemite Park National Park Signature Notebook is the perfect way to bring the Sierra Nevadas wherever you go.
Featuring detailed illustrations of local flora and fauna, get ready to become the next John Muir. Write alongside quotes from outdoors enthusiasts. Including images of national landmarks like Nevada Falls and Half Dome, you can bring a bit of the Sierra Nevadas with you wherever you go.
The Acadia National Park Signature Notebook
Whether climbing bald mountain, swimming at Sand Beach, or enjoying one of the many hiking trails, this notebook is the perfect size for tracking your Maine adventures.
Explore the way life should be with facts about Maine’s natural landmarks and scientific sketches of Acadia’s flora and fauna. With a gorgeous landmark-embossed cover, this notebook lets you take a piece of Vacation Land where every you go.
The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions
The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions uncovers the fascinating, humorous, and often unbelievable origin stories behind the English language’s most common sayings!
Nobody thinks twice about sayings like “bite the bullet” and “the cat’s out of the bag.” But the strange and wonderful origins of these expressions are far from arbitrary: They are rooted in forgotten history. Within this book, you will discover idioms like:
- Why we say an unwell person is “under the weather.” It goes back to when sickly sailors and seafarers had to rest below deck! - How come sitting in the passenger seat of a vehicle is called “riding shotgun." In the Wild West, passengers had a crucial job: packing heat and preventing highway robberies! - What’s up with the phrase, “cat got your tongue.” Here’s a hint: It doesn’t have anything to do with cats!
With over 100 pieces of original artwork, The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Expressions is as beautiful as it is entertaining and informative. Read up on this fascinating history of the English language’s 64 most popular idioms, and you will know what it really means when you say “pass with flying colors,” “bury the hatchet,” and “rest on your laurels”!
The NASA Signature Notebook
Be inspired as you write alongside some of the most iconic space discovery missions in history
Take your creativity over the moon with this iconic notebook. Write alongside images NASA’s greatest missions, from the Moon Landing to Mars, as well as quotes from the men and women who looked past our planet and into the stars. With a beautiful soft-leather cover embossed with the NASA logo, this notebook is the perfect gift for history lovers and future astronauts everywhere.
The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions
The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions uncovers the fascinating, humorous, and often unbelievable origins behind the world’s most overlooked innovations!
Nobody knows the backstories behind our most taken-for-granted inventions, like credit cards, egg cartons, windshield wipers, and breakfast sandwiches! But the strange and wonderful origins of these inventions are far from ordinary: They are rooted in forgotten history. Inside this hardcover book, discover the extraordinary true stories of:
the TOASTER — actually the best thing before sliced bread the PASSPORT — the original Facebook the TOOTHBRUSH — so much more than bamboo + hog bristles the PIZZA SAVER — no pie left behind since 1985 SLICED BREAD — at first, no one wanted it and MANY, MANY MORE of history’s most influential discoveries!
Organized chronologically from 75,000 B.C. to today and illustrated with more than 200 pieces of original artwork, The Illustrated Histories of Everyday Inventions is as beautiful as it is entertaining and informative. Discover who invented BATHING, why some of the first-ever BEDS were naturally mosquito-repellant, how president Theodore Roosevelt’s encounter with a black bear inspired the TEDDY BEAR, and why SELFIE STICKS might be older than you think!
The Little Book of Misquotations
Motivational quote books abound, but where are the volumes of misquotations?! In this era of fake news and fake quotes, The Little Book of Misquotations uncovers the truth behind the 200+ most famous things they never said!
Just because a quote is engraved in marble, stenciled on your mom’s wall, or repeated a million times online doesn’t exactly mean that it is correct. It’s time to set the record straight. The Little Book of Misquotations is the definitive collection of the quotes people frequently get wrong, including:
“For attractive lips, speak words of kindness.” — Audrey Hepburn (Somebody else said it!) “I want to suck your blood.” — Dracula (Nope! He said, “I only drink…wine.”) “Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable.” — Banksy (He wasn’t the first person to say it!) “A penny saved is a penny earned.” — Ben Franklin (That’s not what he said!)
With deep dives on popular yet erroneous quotations from artists, writers, celebrities, scientists, politicians, and legendary figures from around the globe, The Little Book of Misquotations offers addictive reading—and a delightful reminder not to believe everything you read!
Cast Iron: The Ultimate Cookbook spotlights the world’s most prized cookware, with more than 300 international recipes.
Over the course of thousands of years, cast-iron pots and pans have become essential kitchen tools all over the world. Cast Iron is an astounding collection of international recipes that showcases the versatility of everyone’s favorite heirloom cookware, and features:
- 300+ easy-to-follow recipes, including options for breakfast, snacks, main meals, and desserts that will satisfy any and all palates - 20+ bread and flatbread recipes - Mouthwatering photography, archival images, and colorful original illustrations - A global overview of cast iron’s history - An illustrated guide to different types of cast-iron cookware, from aebleskiver pan to wok - Detailed instructions for the care and keeping of cast iron - Insights and recipes from celebrated makers, including Lodge, Le Creuset, FINEX, and Borough Furnace
Rachael Narins is a chef instructor and cookbook author who enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. Cast Iron is sure to become your second-favorite kitchen tool!
Dips, Spreads, Nosh
Create a memorable and delicious serving board for any season or occasion with Dips, Spreads, Nosh.
Featuring board building advice from charcuterie experts like Murray’s Cheese, Publican Market, The Cheese Store of Beverly Hills, Vermont Creamery, and many more, hosting has never been this easy. With full board recipes, easy-to-follow instructions, and full-color photography, as well as over 100 serving board recipes for any occasion, including Rustic Bakery Feta and Herb Quick Bread, Peanut Satay Dip, Elevated Party Mix, and more, you’ll never have a boring spread! Whether you’re looking for the gift for the hostess who has everything or want to expand your own entertaining collection, this book is sure to please.
Write Like Hemingway
An examination of how The Kansas City Star’s style guide shaped Hemingway’s unmistakable writing style.
Acclaimed for his lean, succinct prose, Write Like Hemingway connects the dots between Ernest Hemingway’s earliest writing job and his most memorable fiction. After graduating high school, and before heading to Italy to drive an ambulance during World War I, “Papa” spent about 6 months over the course of 1917 and 1918 writing police reports for The Kansas City Star. Following the paper’s style guide, with rules like “Use short sentences,” and approximately 100 more similarly exacting ones, Hemingway learned how to write, and carried these lessons of narrative economy with him for the rest of his life.
The Little Book of Zingers
You know Mark Twain, creator of the long-beloved characters Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer, but have you heard what he said about Jane Austen? The Little Book of Zingers will feature the greatest comebacks and one-liners of all time, uttered by the iconic men and women we know and love (or love to hate)!
Every generation sees its fair share of geniuses: men and women who possess boundless intellect and are capable of incredible insight. Søren Kierkegaard was such a man. Widely considered the father of existential philosophy, Kierkegaard uttered such profundities as: “If I am capable of grasping God objectively, I do not believe, but precisely because I cannot do this I must believe.” But on one truly momentous occasion, Kierkegaard made one confident and succinct statement that shook the earth: “My opponent is a glob of snot.” Kierkegaard spoke of Hans Martensen, an academic with whom he’d had a fair share of disagreements. The two often went toe-to-toe in scholarly debate, but with this dynamite zinger, Kierkegaard ended all further discussion. After all, who expects to be called a glob of snot? There’s no coming back from that. The Little Book of Zingers will explore the rich depths of crushingly hilarious salt-in-the-wound one-liners you’ve never heard that’ll make you gasp at their audacity. From the Age of Enlightenment to the Roaring Twenties to the boogie-down seventies, The Little Book of Zingers will take readers on a journey through some of history’s greatest burns, spoken by the men and women who shaped the world.
One Pot Meals
Spend less time washing dishes and more time with your family with One PotFamily Meals.
Whether you’re simmering soup or cooking casserole, quick and easy recipes let you serve up success in a snap.Don’t resign yourself to mac and cheese every night, these healthy dinner options are sure to become family favorites. No more dreading that after-dinner mess! Thanks to one pot cooking, you’ll spend more time with your family and less time cleaning. With recipes for cast-iron skillets, Dutch ovens, slow cookers, pans, pots, and more, you’ll never run out of options.
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