Almost Everything

Almost Everything
Author: Anne Lamott
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-10-16
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9780525537571

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From Anne Lamott, the New York Times-bestselling author of Dusk, Night, Dawn and Help, Thanks, Wow, comes the book we need from her now: How to bring hope back into our lives "I am stockpiling antibiotics for the Apocalypse, even as I await the blossoming of paperwhites on the windowsill in the kitchen," Anne Lamott admits at the beginning of Almost Everything. Despair and uncertainty surround us: in the news, in our families, and in ourselves. But even when life is at its bleakest--when we are, as she puts it, "doomed, stunned, exhausted, and over-caffeinated"--the seeds of rejuvenation are at hand. "All truth is paradox," Lamott writes, "and this turns out to be a reason for hope. If you arrive at a place in life that is miserable, it will change." That is the time when we must pledge not to give up but "to do what Wendell Berry wrote: 'Be joyful, though you have considered all the facts.'" In this profound and funny book, Lamott calls for each of us to rediscover the nuggets of hope and wisdom that are buried within us that can make life sweeter than we ever imagined. Divided into short chapters that explore life's essential truths, Almost Everything pinpoints these moments of insight as it shines an encouraging light forward. Candid and caring, insightful and sometimes hilarious, Almost Everything is the book we need and that only Anne Lamott can write.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

A Short History of Nearly Everything
Author: Bill Bryson
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2012-05-15
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9780385674508

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One of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers takes his ultimate journey -- into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer. In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail -- well, most of it. In In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand -- and, if possible, answer -- the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds. A Short History of Nearly Everything is the record of this quest, and it is a sometimes profound, sometimes funny, and always supremely clear and entertaining adventure in the realms of human knowledge, as only Bill Bryson can render it. Science has never been more involving or entertaining.

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big

How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
Author: Scott Adams
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-10-22
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9780698144620

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Blasting clichéd career advice, the contrarian pundit and creator of Dilbert recounts the humorous ups and downs of his career, revealing the outsized role of luck in our lives and how best to play the system. Scott Adams has likely failed at more things than anyone you’ve ever met or anyone you’ve even heard of. So how did he go from hapless office worker and serial failure to the creator of Dilbert, one of the world’s most famous syndicated comic strips, in just a few years? In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares the game plan he’s followed since he was a teen: invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket. No career guide can offer advice that works for everyone. As Adams explains, your best bet is to study the ways of others who made it big and try to glean some tricks and strategies that make sense for you. Adams pulls back the covers on his own unusual life and shares how he turned one failure after another—including his corporate career, his inventions, his investments, and his two restaurants—into something good and lasting. There’s a lot to learn from his personal story, and a lot of entertainment along the way. Adams discovered some unlikely truths that helped to propel him forward. For instance: • Goals are for losers. Systems are for winners. • “Passion” is bull. What you need is personal energy. • A combination of mediocre skills can make you surprisingly valuable. • You can manage your odds in a way that makes you look lucky to others. Adams hopes you can laugh at his failures while discovering some unique and helpful ideas on your own path to personal victory. As he writes: “This is a story of one person’s unlikely success within the context of scores of embarrassing failures. Was my eventual success primarily a result of talent, luck, hard work, or an accidental just-right balance of each? All I know for sure is that I pursued a conscious strategy of managing my opportunities in a way that would make it easier for luck to find me.”

Now You Know Almost Everything

Now You Know Almost Everything
Author: Doug Lennox
Publsiher: Dundurn
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2005-09-30
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 9781550025750

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Never losing sight of the joy of discovering the ?why” of ordinary things, Now You Know Almost Everything makes sure you just about know it all.

Almost Everything

Almost Everything
Author: Joelle Jolivet
Publsiher: Roaring Brook Press
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2005-10-03
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 1596430907

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A skyscraper? An igloo? A high-speed train? A horse and cart? Encyclopedic and stylish, Almost Everything is full of things both familiar and unexpected, arranged in simple categories -- buildings, transportation, costumes, plants, animals, and much more. The wealth of detail and oversize design is matched by bold, dramatic block print art, in a book that will capture and hold young children's attention.

The Martha Manual

The Martha Manual
Author: Martha Stewart
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019
Genre: Dwellings
ISBN: 9781328927323

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From America's best known and most trusted authority on all things domestic, a fully illustrated guide on how to do everything: including organizing and decorating, cleaning and caring for your home and garden, celebrating, hosting, achieving career goals, and managing finances--and much more

How to Draw Almost Everything

How to Draw Almost Everything
Author: Chika Miyata
Publsiher: Quarry Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-04-15
Genre: Art
ISBN: 9781631591402

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Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or a flying squirrel? Businessman? Bat? Baobab tree? How to Draw Almost Everything is here to help! With over 2,000 images, this visual reference book offers instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food, everyday objects, buildings, vehicles, clothing, and more. The section on people gives simple tricks for showing emotion (angry, surprised) and action (skipping, doing a handstand). There's also a section on clothing that shows how to draw coats and jackets, shoes and boots, bell-bottoms and skinny jeans. From tricycles to tanker trucks, the book gives tips on drawing all kinds of moving vehicles. At then end of each chapter, author and artist Chika Miyata challenges you to synthesize what you've learned and create a scene. At the end of the chapter on animals, the challenge is to draw a zoo. At the end of the chapter on food, the challenge is to keep an illustrated food journal. Each entry is broken down with step-by-step illustrations, making this book perfect for beginners or experienced artists in need of a quick refresher and a great resource for those who want to express themselves through illustration or cartooning.

Almost Everything

Almost Everything
Author: Tate Hallaway
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-02-07
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781101574904

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Ever since her father banished the half-witch, half-vampire Ana Parker and vampire knight Elias from the court of the Northern vampires, Ana has been trying to live a normal life. But when the Prince of the Southern Region vampires informs Ana that they're on the brink of war and she accidentally offers up Elias as a peace offering, the princess knows that she's going to need some help to get out of this situation. With Ana's boy drama meter hitting an all time high, summer in St. Paul is heating up for all the wrong reasons...

The Future of Almost Everything

The Future of Almost Everything
Author: Patrick Dixon
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2015-08-27
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781782831815

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From the man the Wall Street Journal describes as a 'global change guru', more than one hundred of the trends that touch every aspect of our lives. This new and updated edition looks even farther into the future, predicting trends past the first decades of the 22nd century. Patrick Dixon looks at how the future will be Fast, Urban, Tribal, Universal, Radical and Ethical - a future of boom and bust and great economic change as the emerging markets grow up; a future of great advances in medicine and also greater threats from viral epidemics; a future of political shocks and greater conflicts; a future in which people will strive for more privacy and businesses will change the way they relate to their staff and their customers; a future in which there will be driverless cars and solar power generated in the desert will power cities thousands of miles away. In this updated edition, Dixon shows how recent developments confirm his predictive scheme: Artificial intelligence and robotics - profound power and influence over our future world Beyond Brexit - the longer term future of the EU and UK The long-term impact of the MeToo movement The future of Truth - Fake News, propaganda and impact on democracy Presidential leadership - rise of powerful figureheads across the world, and potential future conflicts And in an entirely new chapter, Dixon extends his predictive horizon to see how the future will look one hundred years from now.

How to Be Better at Almost Everything

How to Be Better at Almost Everything
Author: Pat Flynn
Publsiher: BenBella Books
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2019-01-29
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN: 9781946885692

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Mastering one specific skill set might have been the key to success 20 years ago . . . but being the best at a single thing just doesn't cut it in today's global economy. Think about those people who somehow manage to be amazing at everything they do—the multimillionaire CEO with the bodybuilder physique or the rock star with legions of adoring fans. How do they manage to be so great at life? By acquiring and applying multiple skills to make themselves more valuable to others, they've become generalists, able to "stack" their varied skills for a unique competitive edge. In How to Be Better at Almost Everything, bestselling author, fitness expert, entrepreneur, and professional business coach Pat Flynn shares the secrets to learning (almost) every skill, from marketing and music to relationships and martial arts, teaching how to combine interests to achieve greatness in any field. Discover how to: • Learn any skill with only an hour of practice a day through repetition and resistance • Package all your passions into a single tool kit for success with skill stacking • Turn those passions into paychecks by transforming yourself into a person of interest To really get ahead in today's fast-paced, constantly evolving world, you need a diverse portfolio of hidden talents you can pull from your back pocket at a moment's notice. The good news? You don't need to be a genius or a prodigy to get there—you just have to be willing to learn. How to Be Better at Almost Everything will teach you how to make your personal and professional goals a reality, starting today.

An A to Z of Almost Everything

An A to Z of Almost Everything
Author: Trevor Montague
Publsiher: Little Brown GBR
Total Pages: 1348
Release: 2003
Genre: Reference
ISBN: 0316725870

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In this new edition, the original topics have been brought up to date, added to and elaborated upon: Abbreviations, for example, now includes an essential array of chat room acronyms: Fashion boasts a complete list of British Hairdressers of the Year; and Music features a comprehensive listing of every top-ten single in the last forty years. And there are a wealth of new subjects to be discovered and enjoyed too, from the Top Tens of 2002 to world coins and paper money, bingo calls to crime and punishment, the Mr Men books to the works of Charles Dickens. What can be Big Boy, Early Girl or Supersonic? Which British Prime Minister links John Lennon and Gary Lineker? Which classic novel begins 'Now, what I want is facts'? (See Reviews for Answers) This monumental work of reference is a must-have title on your bookshelf - both an enjoyable book to dip into and a cornucopia of sheer fact.

Thinking about Almost Everything

Thinking about Almost Everything
Author: Ash Amin,Michael O'Neill
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781846681882

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Even the most intricate and complex knowledge can enliven public curiosity and spark new thinking.

Almost Everything Very Fast

Almost Everything Very Fast
Author: Christopher Kloeble
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-02-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781555979225

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Albert is nineteen, grew up in an orphanage, and never knew his mother. All his life Albert had to be a father to his father: Fred is a child trapped in the body of an old man. He spends his time reading encyclopedias, waves at green cars, and is known as the hero of a tragic bus accident. Albert senses that Fred, who has just been given five months left to live, is the only one who can help him learn more about his background. With time working against them, Albert and Fred set out on an adventurous voyage of discovery that leads them via the underground sewers into the distant past--all the way back to a night in August 1912, and to the story of a forbidden love. Almost Everything Very Fast, Christopher Kloeble's U.S. debut, is a sensitive and dramatic family saga and page-turning road novel all in one.

Almost Everything about Whisky

Almost Everything about Whisky
Author: Constantin Cerbu
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 100
Release: 2010-03-24
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9781445712512

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In order to brew quality malt whisky, you need three things: barley, dry peat, and the water that flows along the green fields of Scotland, the home of this 'liquid gold.' Add to that a few family secrets and a whole lot of patience, and the result is one of the many fine whiskies that has, for centuries, been delighting both amateurs and connoisseurs alike, the world over. 'Scotts Wha Hae!' ('We Are Scottish'), for urban and rural Scots alike, is something of a definition and a national anthem for many. Most of them wouldn't miss, for anything in the world, a 'Burns' dinner, complete with a 'pure malt' to honor the memory of the jolly folks that proclaim that whisky and freedom go together. Whisky is one of Scotland's signature offerings, and it makes a nation proud.

The Theory of Almost Everything

The Theory of Almost Everything
Author: Robert Oerter
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2006-09-26
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781101126745

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There are two scientific theories that, taken together, explain the entire universe. The first, which describes the force of gravity, is widely known: Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity. But the theory that explains everything else—the Standard Model of Elementary Particles—is virtually unknown among the general public. In The Theory of Almost Everything, Robert Oerter shows how what were once thought to be separate forces of nature were combined into a single theory by some of the most brilliant minds of the twentieth century. Rich with accessible analogies and lucid prose, The Theory of Almost Everything celebrates a heretofore unsung achievement in human knowledge—and reveals the sublime structure that underlies the world as we know it.