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1. The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume
Author: by Marvin W. Meyer
The Nag Hammadi Scriptures, edited by Marvin Meyer, is the most complete, up-to-date, one-volume, English-language edition of the renowned library of Gnostic manuscripts discovered in Egypt in 1945, which rivaled the Dead Sea Scrolls find in significance. It includes the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary, and the recently discovered Gospel of Judas, as well as other Gnostic gospels and sacred texts.
This volume also includes introductory essays, notes, tables, glossary, index, etc. To help the reader understand the context and contemporary significance of these texts which have shed new light on early Christianity and ancient thought. The compilation of ancient manuscripts that constitute The Nag Hammadi Scriptures is a discovery that challenges everything we thought we knew about the early Christian church, ancient Judaism, and Greco-Roman religions.
2. Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business
Author: by Esphyr Slobodkina
Caps for Sale is a timeless classic beloved by millions… One of the most popular picture books ever published! This picture book is an excellent choice to share at home or in the classroom, as children love chanting along with the naughty monkeys.
Children will delight in following the peddler’s efforts to outwit the monkeys and will ask to read it again and again. Caps for Sale is an excellent easy-to-read book that includes repetition, patterns, and colors, perfect for early readers. This tale of a peddler and a band of mischievous monkeys is filled with warmth, humor, and simplicity and also teaches children about problem and resolution.
This classic picture book will be appreciated as a birthday, baby shower, or graduation gift! It never fails to get preschoolers chanting along and giggling.
3. The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books
Author: by J. Peder Zane
June 21, 2010
What if you asked 125 top writers to pick their favorite books? Which titles would come out on top? You’ll find the answer in The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books: the ultimate guide to the world’s greatest books. As writers such as Norman Mailer, Annie Proulx, Stephen King, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, Margaret Drabble, Michael Chabon and Peter Carey name the ten books that have meant the most to them, you’ll be reminded of books you have always loved and introduced to works awaiting your discovery.
The Top Ten includes summaries of 544 bookseach of which is considered to be among the ten greatest books ever written by at least one leading writer. In addition to each writer’s Top Ten List, the book features Top Ten Lists tabulated from their picks, including: The Top Ten Books of All Time The Top Ten Books by Living Writers The Top Ten Books of the Twentieth Century The Top Ten Mysteries The Top Ten ComediesThe Top Ten will help readers answer the most pressing question of all: What should I read next?
4. Go Team Venture!: The Art and Making of The Venture Bros.
Author: by Cartoon Network
Dark Horse Books
This oversized book is the comprehensive companion to the art and making of the The Venture Bros. And includes a foreword by Patton Oswalt! Ken Plume sits down with series creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer to have a conversation about the creation of every single episode through season six and much more.
From the earliest sketches of Hank and Dean scribbled in a notebook, pitching the series to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, learning the ins and outs of animation, character designs for each season, storyboards, painted backgrounds, behind-the-scenes recollections of how the show came together, it’s all here.
Features behind-the-scenes info and art covering every episode of all six seasons. Written by Venture Bros. Creators Jackson Publik and Doc Hammer, with an introduction by Patton Oswalt. An all-encompassing look at the characters, art, history and influences of the beloved series.
Never before seen Venture Bros.Artwork!
5. The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance
What Women Should Know
Author: by Katty Kay
The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback and updated with a new introductionConfidence.We want it.We need it. But it can be maddeningly enigmatic and out of reach. The authors of the New York Times bestseller Womenomics deconstruct this essential, elusive, and misunderstood quality and offer a blueprint for bringing more of it into our lives.
Is confidence hardwired into the DNA of a lucky few, or can anyone learn it? Is it best expressed by bravado, or is there another way to show confidence? Which is more important: confidence or competence? Why do so many women, even the most successful, struggle with feelings of self-doubt?
Is there a secret to channeling our inner confidence? In The Confidence Code, journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman travel to the frontiers of neuroscience on a hunt for the confidence gene and reveal surprising new research on its roots in our brains.
They visit the world’s leading psychologists who explain how we can all choose to become more confident simply by taking action and courting risk, and how those actions change our physical wiring. They interview women leaders from the worlds of politics, sports, the military, and the arts to learn how they have tapped into this elemental resource.
6. Entertaining Beautifully
Author: by Aerin Lauder
Rizzoli (October 13, 2020)
An invitation into the endlessly inspiring and unique celebrations of the iconic tastemaker and hostess, this elegant entertaining book reveals how to bring beauty, style, and joy into milestone events, holidays, or everyday moments and meals. Aerin is a lifestyle legend.
From an early age, she learned from her grandmother, Este Lauder, that any occasion can be beautiful if you take the time. In the pages of this stunning book, Aerin weaves a spell as she shares memories of beloved childhood traditions as well as those she has created with family and friends using her own unique blend of luxury and ease.
For the first time, Aerin also reveals how she thinks about hosting and how she sets the most gorgeous and inviting tables so that every gathering is unforgettable. Organized by season, this book encompasses more than twenty celebrations, from a spring floral dinner or a lobster-roll picnic on a boat to Thanksgiving leftovers in a log cabin and a white winter Champagne party in the city.
7. Fancy Nancy: Nancy Clancy's Ultimate Chapter Book Quartet: Books 1 through 4
Author: by Jane O'Connor
Fancy Nancy is on the case! This fabulous box set includes four of the fantastic Nancy Clancy paperback chapter books by New York Times bestselling team Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser: Nancy Clancy, Super Sleuth; Nancy Clancy, Secret Admirer; Nancy Clancy Sees the Future; and Nancy Clancy, Secret of the Silver Key!
Kids who grew up with Jane O’Connor’s Fancy Nancy picture books can spend some quality time with their BFF because Nancy Clancy stars in her own chapter books! Fans of Nancy Drew’s Clue Crew will be happy to see a new Nancy join the ranks of super sleuths.
Robin Preiss Glasser illustrates Nancy’s story with liveliness, wit, and fanciness.
8. The Power of the Actor: The Chubbuck Technique — The 12-Step Acting Technique That Will Take You from Script to a Living, Breathing, Dynamic Character
Author: by Ivana Chubbuck
In The Power of the Actor, a Los Angeles Times bestseller, premier acting teacher and coach Ivana Chubbuck reveals her cutting-edge technique, which has launched some of the most successful acting careers in Hollywood. The first book from the instructor who has taught Charlize Theron, Brad Pitt, Elisabeth Shue, Djimon Hounsou, and Halle Berry, The Power of the Actor guides you to dynamic and effective results.
For many of today’s major talents, the Chubbuck Technique is the leading edge of acting for the twenty-first century. Ivana Chubbuck has developed a curriculum that takes the theories of the acting masters, such as Stanislavski, Meisner, and Hagen, to the next step by utilizing inner pain and emotions, not as an end in itself, but rather as a way to drive and win a goal.
In addition to the powerful twelve-step process, the book takes well-known scripts, both classic and contemporary, and demonstrates how to precisely apply Chubbuck’s script-analysis process. The Power of the Actor is filled with fascinating and inspiring behind-the-scenes accounts of how noted actors have mastered their craft and have accomplished success in such a difficult and competitive field.
9. The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide
Author: by Jenna Fischer
Jenna Fischer’s Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong?
Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, struggle, rejection and doubt.
If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the wayan established actor who could educate her about the business, manage her expectations, and reassure her in those moments of despair. Jenna wants to be that person for you.
With amusing candor and wit, Fischer spells out the nuts and bolts of getting established in the profession, based on her own memorable and hilarious experiences. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own workinvaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle.
10. The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things -― Stories from Science and Observation (The Mysteries of Nature, 3)
Author: by Peter Wohlleben
FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER THE HIDDEN LIFE OF TREESAs you read these pages you will understand why I so admire [Peter Wohlleben] and am so in love with his work. JANE GOODALLNature is full of surprises: deciduous trees affect the rotation of the Earth, cranes sabotage the production of Iberian ham, and coniferous forests can make it rain.
But what are the processes that drive these incredible phenomena? And why do they matter? In The Secret Wisdom of Nature, master storyteller and international sensation Peter Wohlleben takes readers on a thought-provoking exploration of the vast natural systems that make life on Earth possible.
In this tour of an almost unfathomable world, Wohlleben describes the fascinating interplay between animals and plants and answers such questions as: How do they influence each other? Do lifeforms communicate across species boundaries? And what happens when this finely tuned system gets out of sync?
By introducing us to the latest scientific discoveries and recounting his own insights from decades of observing nature, one of the world’s most famous foresters shows us how to recapture our sense of awe so we can see the world around us with completely new eyes.
11. 17 minutos: Entrevista con el dictador / 17 Minutes. An Interview with the Dicta tor (Spanish Edition)
Author: by Jorge Ramos
El relato de cmo Jorge Ramos confront y desenmascar a Nicols Maduro ante las cmaras, y todo lo que ocurri antes y despus de la entrevista. El 25 de febrero de 2019, apoyado por su equipo de Univision, Jorge Ramos realiz una entrevista preparada minuciosamente a Nicols Maduro.
Despus de un cuarto de hora, y luego de evidenciar su disgusto por el severo cuestionamiento de quien se ha caracterizado por confrontar a los poderosos, el entrevistado termin el encuentro abruptamente. Esto dara pie a un tremendo acto de censura que implic la confiscacin del equipo de grabacin, la detencin del periodista y sus colegas, y finalmente su deportacin.
Con un estilo directo y crtico, Jorge Ramos pone en contexto lo ocurrido en el Palacio de Miraflores de Caracas, cuenta el antes y el despus e incluye todas las voces que lo hicieron posible. Detalla lo que tuvo que pasar para que l y sus compaeros no fueran encarcelados, y cmo (increblemente) recuperaron y publicaron, tiempo despus, la entrevista que les haban robado.
12. Keith Haring (Rizzoli Classics)
Author: by Jeffrey Deitch
Closely based on Haring’s own concept for the monograph he wanted to publish before his untimely death, this volume represents more than a decade of research and contains a wealth of unpublished photographic and written material including drawings, studio photographs, and journal entries.
From chalk drawings deep in the New York City subways to murals in Pisa and Berlin; collaborations with William Burroughs and the famous body painting of Grace Jones, this book follows the incredible trajectory of Keith Haring’s artistic career: how a young man from a small town in rural Pennsylvania came to revolutionize the art worldand the course of art historywithin little more than a decade.
An incredibly prolific artist, Keith Haring created countless bold, provocative, endearing, and unforgettable images that continue to inspire artistsand delight childrenworldwide. Tracing the arc from his early subway “tags” to his poignant work on social issues as diverse as AIDS, illiteracy and apartheid, this visually stunning book is the definitive work on Keith Haring.
13. Star Trek: Deep Space 9 & The U.S.S Defiant Illustrated Handbook
Author: by Simon Hugo
Fourth in the series of STAR TREK ILLUSTRATED HANDBOOKS, this guide takes an in-depth look at the space station Deep Space 9 and the starship U.S.S.Defiant. The perfect gift for the Star Trek fan in your life! Exploring the former Cardassian space station in detail, this volume looks at Deep Space 9’s history and operation under the command of Captain Benjamin Sisko of the United Federation of Planets.
The chapters feature the station, the warship the U.S.S. Defiant, and the small, multi-purpose runabouts used as transport by the crew. With technical information from official sources, annotated exterior views and isometric illustrations of key locations, this handbook provides an extraordinary reference guide to 24th century Federation life on the diplomatic outpost.
With technical information from official sources, annotated exterior views and isometric illustrations of key locations, this volume provides an extraordinary reference guide to 24th century Federation life on the diplomatic outpost.
14. The New York Times Book of Movies: The Essential 1,000 Films to See (UNIVERSE)
Author: by A.O. Scott
A collection of reviews for the 1,000 most important, popular, and influential movies of all time. While critiques of beloved Hollywood milestones from Stanley Kubrick, Steven Spielberg, Alfred Hitchcock, and Orson Welles are all included, this book is notably a resource for the modern cinema buff and student.
Nowhere else can one find this curated collection of reviews with such special features as lists of best films by category and year, as well as unique recommendations and sidebars for the modern viewer-including what to watch and how: from DVD and Blu-Ray to streaming platforms.
In an era when most students and fans of film simply rely on the Internet for information, this category killer will prove its worth as a relevant and indispensable gift and reference.
Author: by Carson Ellis
Influential artist Carson Ellis makes her solo picture-book debut with a whimsical tribute to the many possibilities of home. Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist’s own studio.
A meditation on the concept of home and a visual treat that invites many return visits, this loving look at the places where people live marks the picture-book debut of Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of the Wildwood series and artist for the indie band the Decemberists.
Author: by Grant Achatz
10 Speed Press
The debut cookbook from the restaurant Gourmet magazine named the best in the country. A pioneer in American cuisine, chef Grant Achatz represents the best of the molecular gastronomy movement-brilliant fundamentals and exquisite taste paired with a groundbreaking approach to new techniques and equipment.
ALINEA showcases Achatz’s cuisine with more than 100 dishes (totaling 600 recipes) and 600 photographs presented in a deluxe volume. Three feature pieces frame the book: Michael Ruhlman considers Alinea’s role in the global dining scene, Jeffrey Steingarten offers his distinctive take on dining at the restaurant, and Mark McClusky explores the role of technology in the Alinea kitchen.
Buyers of the book will receive access to a website featuring video demonstrations, interviews, and an online forum that allows readers to interact with Achatz and his team. “Achatz is something new on the national culinary landscape: a chef as ambitious as Thomas Keller who wants to make his mark not with perfection but with constant innovation …