Название: Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant Автор: Roland Lazenby Издательство: W&N Год: 2019 Формат: EPUB Размер: 28 Мб Язык: английский / English
Eighteen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan on the court. The debate about whether he achieved that is a furious one--but Kobe has surpassed Jordan on the all-time scoring list and has only one less championship than Jordan (5 to Jordan's 6). He is set to retire after the 2015/16 season, just in time for Roland Lazenby's definitive biography of the player and the man. The Lakers are the flashiest team in all of sports, and the context in which Bryant played is salacious and exciting. Provocative stories mixed with good old fashioned basketball reporting make for a riveting and essential read for any hoops fan.
Название: The Sporty One: My Life as a Spice Girl Автор: Melanie Chisholm Издательство: Grand Central Publishing Год: 2022 Формат: EPUB Размер: 39 Мб Язык: английский / English
An intimate memoir from international pop star Melanie Chisholm--better known as Mel C. or Sporty Spice--chronicling her trajectory from small-town girl to overnight icon as part of the Spice Girls. 25 years ago, The Spice Girls, a girl band that began after five women answered an ad in the paper, released their first single. 'Wannabe' became a hit and from that moment and, almost overnight, Melanie Chisholm went from small town girl to Sporty Spice, part of one of the biggest music groups in history.
Название: Killing the Legends: The Lethal Danger of Celebrity Автор: Bill O'Reilly, Martin Dugard Издательство: St. Martin's Press Год: 2022 Формат: EPUB Размер: 36 Мб Язык: английский / English
In the latest book in the multimillion-selling Killing Series, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard tell the larger-than-life stories of Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Muhammad Ali. The King is dead. The Walrus is shot. The Greatest is no more. Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Muhammad Ali. These three icons changed not only the worlds of music, film, and sports, but the world itself. Their faces were known everywhere, in every nation, across every culture. And their stories became larger than life—until their lives spun out of control at the hands of those they most trusted. In Killing the Legends, Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard explore the lives, legacies, and tragic deaths of three of the most famous people of the 20th century. Each experienced immense success, then failures that forced them to change; each faced the challenge of growing old in fields that privilege youth; and finally, each became isolated, cocooned by wealth but vulnerable to the demands of those in their innermost circles.
Название: The Dog Behavior Answer Book, 2nd Edition Автор: Arden Moore Издательство: Storey Publishing Год: 2022 Формат: EPUB Размер: 20 Мб Язык: английский / English
Since its original publication 15 years ago, The Dog Behavior Answer Book has helped thousands of dog owners understand their canine companions and become more effective, compassionate caretakers. The completely updated 2nd edition, in a new, larger format, features the latest science and recommended techniques for training, caring for, and understanding dogs. Long-time pet expert Arden Moore answers real-life questions, including: How does a dog's sense of smell work? What's the best way to evaluate my dog's intelligence? How can I boost the confidence of a shy dog? Why does my dog pee in the house when I'm away? How can I stop my dog from chasing the neighbor children? Can I train my dog to stop chewing on shoes? How can I learn to "speak dog" better? What's the best way to train a puppy to calm down? What kind of dog should I choose since I live in an apartment? How can I help my arthritic dog move safely? Combining her friendly, entertaining tone with her seasoned, hands-on knowledge of dogs, Moore is the perfect guide to navigating dog ownership with confidence and success.
Название: The Cat Behavior Answer Book, 2nd Edition Автор: Arden Moore Издательство: Storey Publishing Год: 2022 Формат: EPUB Размер: 26 Мб Язык: английский / English
Cats can be mysterious and cat owners are eager to understand their behavior and learn how to strengthen the bond between cats and humans. In the revised 2nd edition of The Cat Behavior Answer Book (77,000 copies in print), pet expert Arden Moore answers the many questions cat owners have, from the practical aspects of training, feeding, and caring to the puzzling aspects of behavior and communication. Do cats dream? What's the purpose of a cat's whiskers? How do I catproof my house? Why does my elderly cat howl at night? How can I train my cats not to jump upon the kitchen counter? Can I keep my cat from climbing the curtains? What's the best way to train a kitten to use the litter box? How can I eliminate the smell of cat urine? What's the best way to trim a cat's nails? Is it okay for my cat to eat grass? Arden Moore provides insightful answers to all these questions and many more, along with reassuring guidance on addressing the problems that can get in the way of living happily with a cat.
Название: The Modern Bestiary: A Curated Collection of Wondrous Wildlife Автор: Joanna Bagniewska Издательство: Smithsonian Books Год: 2022 Формат: EPUB Размер: 30 Мб Язык: английский / English
A quirky collection of Earth’s most compelling animals who give mythical creatures a run for their money. The Modern Bestiary: A Curated Collection of Wondrous Wildlife mirrors the medieval tradition of an encyclopedia of incredible beasts, only this charming book with ornamental illustrations features 100 real animals who are stranger than fiction. Organized by the elements Earth, Water, and Air, the book introduces both unfamiliar creatures, like deep-sea harp sponges who catch prey in their barbs and digest them whole, as well as ones that have made headlines, such as cicadas who emerge from the ground in noisy broods every thirteen or seventeen years. Funny, entertaining, and illuminating, The Modern Bestiary is a book for anyone who wants to become more familiar with the natural world and all its astounding creatures.
Название: Girl Logic: The Genius and the Absurdity Автор: Iliza Shlesinger Издательство: Hachette Books Год: 2018 Формат: EPUB Размер: 11 Мб Язык: английский / English
From breakout stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger comes a subversively funny collection of essays and observations on the secret genius of irrational behavior. Have you ever been pissed because you're not pretty enough, and then gotten even more pissed that someone didn't find you as pretty as you think you are? Have you ever obsessed over the size of your thighs while eating dessert, all the while saying you'll work out extra tomorrow? Or spent endless hours wondering why you have to bear the brunt of other people's insecurities? I mean, after all, I'm pretty great. Why cope with insecurities I don't already have? That last one's just me? All right, then.
Название: That's What They Want You to Think: Conspiracies Real, Possible, and Paranoid Автор: Paul Simpson Издательство: Zenith Press Год: 2012 Формат: EPUB Размер: 15 Мб Язык: английский / English
You don’t need to be wearing a tinfoil hat to accept that Lincoln was assassinated by a conspiracy - it’s a historical fact. But these days the phrase “conspiracy theory” has become synonymous with labyrinthine plots and nebulous clues hidden in blown-up photos and arcane paintings. The simple suggestion of a conspiracy is often dismissed by the mainstream media as if inherently impossible. That’s What They Want You to Think sorts through the most well-known theories—both historically accepted and summarily dismissed—to provide an overview of the real, the possible, and the paranoid. Conspiracies covered include Pearl Harbor, JFK, MLK, Lincoln, Princess Diana, John Lennon, Roswell, Freemasons, Watergate, 9/11 and more!
Название: Inside the Now: Meditations on Time Автор: Thich Nhat Hanh Издательство: Parallax Press Год: 2015 Формат: EPUB Размер: 16 Мб Язык: английский / English
For the first time Thich Nhat Hanh shares his inspiration and experience of living in stillness and timelessness. Written to pull you into the moment as he sees it, Inside the Now offers teachings inspired by the spirit of poetry. More personal than the majority of his writing, Inside the Now shares the Zen Master’s experience using poetry and meditation to endure and move beyond violence and oppression. Inspired by Being Time by Zen Master Dogen, Thich Nhat Hanh shares short meditations along with revelations from his past to give the reader a sense of entering a space of timelessness. In these meditations, he reveals his own doubts and his own searching.
Название: How About Never Is Never Good for You?: My Life in Cartoons Автор: Bob Mankoff Издательство: Henry Holt and Co. Год: 2014 Формат: EPUB Размер: 35 Мб Язык: английский / English
The New York Times bestselling memoir in cartoons by the longtime cartoon editor of The New Yorker. People tell Bob Mankoff that as the cartoon editor of The New Yorker he has the best job in the world. Never one to beat around the bush, he explains to us, in the opening of this singular, delightfully eccentric book, that because he is also a cartoonist at the magazine he actually has two of the best jobs in the world. With the help of myriad images and his funniest, most beloved cartoons, he traces his love of the craft all the way back to his childhood, when he started doing funny drawings at the age of eight. After meeting his mother, we follow his unlikely stints as a high-school basketball star, draft dodger, and sociology grad student.