Be Happy, Always

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#1 New Release in Family & Quotations ─ Learn To Live With Happiness Every Day

Lift yourself out of the daily struggles and heartbreaks life deals you. Wading through the trials we face on a day-to-day basis can be exhausting. When we’re hit with painful experiences that bring us to our knees, finding joy may seem to be too big a task for us to handle. Xandria Ooi, dubbed the “Happiness Guru,” meets readers in those dark and trying places and equips them with the courage to navigate them.

Renew the meaning of happiness. Popular phrases like “think positive” and “look for the silver lining” often fall flat on our ears because we’ve heard them so many times. When life gets challenging, suddenly it’s not so simple. Ooi shows us that happiness is more than a feeling by delving into complex philosophies and turning them into relatable wisdom.

Find peace and joy within yourself, others, and your life. Joining the ranks of Brené Brown and Gretchen Rubin, Ooi speaks honestly and empathetically to readers searching for answers. Creator of a 30-day happiness program and over 500 motivational videos online, Ooi has traveled far and wide to share her inspiring stories and moving wisdom. Armed with her advice, readers will find practical ways to bring more happiness to every aspect of their lives.

Readers of Be Happy, Always will:

  • Find illuminating answers to questions on happiness and unhappiness
  • Take an emotionally resilient and wise approach to life and access happiness within
  • Understand how to cultivate positive relationships even with difficult people
  • Find ways to live each day with joy, hope and gratitude despite challenges

If you’ve looked for answers in other books such as Outer Order, Inner CalmThe Four Tendencies52 Lists for HappinessThe Happiness Project; and Better than Before; you’ll find more of what you’re looking for in Xandria Ooi’s Be Happy, Always: Simple Practices For Overcoming Life’s Challenges and Living Each Day With Joy.

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Tricks in the City

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Yes, You Can Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

"With Tricks in the City, you will use positive training methods to build a joyful relationship with your dog….The trust and cooperative spirit developed through this process will last a lifetime." —Kyra Sundance, author of NY Times best-seller 101 Dog Tricks

#1 New Release in Animals

A fun and unique dog training book by Sassafras Lowrey – 2019 Do More With Your Dog! All Star Trainer of the Year.

Your dog can become a star. Go beyond basic dog training and discover your puppy’s hidden talents. Tricks in the City provides step-by-step training instructions to help you teach your dog tricks, from basic to advanced.

Learn from a Certified Trick Dog Instructor. Sassafras Lowrey is a celebrated author and Certified Trick Dog Instructor (CTDI). She has trained and competed in sports from dog agility and rally obedience to canine parkour and tricks. Her writings include viral content on Dogster.com and articles in The Bark magazine, Dogster Magazine, and Whole Dog Journal.

Ever wish your dog could be like the dogs you see on TV? Now your dog can! From skateboarding and playing basketball or piano to finding hidden objects, you can have fun with your dog and transform your relationship. Tricks in the City focuses on tricks that can be done safely in small spaces, city streets, and parks. Dog tricks are a great way to bond with your dog, build your dog’s physical and mental strength, and impress your friends and family.

You will learn:

  • How to build better relationships with your dog through trick training
  • How to teach puppies and old dogs new tricks
  • The positive physical, mental, and emotional health impacts of trick training for dogs

Tricks in the City includes an interview with America's Got Talent star Sara Carson and a foreword by Kyra Sundance, founder of Do More With Your Dog! If you have read Zak George's Dog Training RevolutionLucky Dog Lessons, or 101 Dog Tricks, you will love Tricks in the City.

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Any Last Words?

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#1 New Release in Reference & Collections ─ Last Words of Famous and Infamous People

An Insightful and humorous look into the stories behind the words. From heartwarming, to sad, to straight up quirky, Any Last Words? shares insight from the world’s most interesting figures through the lens of their final words and last moments.

Adult and teen gifts for all occasions. If you’re looking for the best gifts for men and women who have everything, you can’t go wrong with the gift of fun facts, inspiration, and wisdom. The last words of some of the most important people in history are great gifts for teens, graduations, or milestone birthdays.

Conversation starters and fun facts. Any Last Words? is a great addition to any collection of coffee table books or humor books. Learn and share fun facts about celebrities in the worlds of film, music, art, athletics, literature, politics and more. The quotes in Any Last Words? offer a rare glimpse into the lives of people who left their mark on the world.

Any Last Words? celebrates the lives and last words of inspiring and important figures, including:

  • Athletes
  • Politicians
  • Musicians
  • Artists
  • Scientists
  • Criminals

Any Last Words? is perfect for anyone who appreciates funny and weird gifts. Readers who like The Big Book of QuotesLend Me Your Ears, and Movie Quotes for All Occasions will find hours of entertainment in Any Last Words?: Deathbed Quotes and Famous Farewells.

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Super Soldiers

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#1 Best Seller in Comics & Graphic Novels and Pop Culture  A Deeper Look at Superhero Soldiers

Military heroes in comic books. Comic book superheroes have been influenced by the true heroes of our armed forces for decades. They frequently recreate the actions of presidents, military leaders, and soldiers. From Captain America punching Hitler in the jaw on his very first cover, to The Punisher surviving the battle of Firebase Valley Forge, there are countless instances when the military has crossed over to the pages of comic books.

Soldiers and superheroes. A veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, author Jason Inman re-discovered his childhood love of comic books during long days at the Tallil Air Base in southern Iraq. He couldn’t help but ask why so many comic books are filled with service members. Maybe it’s their loyalty to everyday citizens and the never-ending quest for justice. The men and women who lace up their books and sacrifice their lives know that battle can change a person. What kinds of soldiers were these fictional characters, and how were they changed by war?

Perfect military enlistment gift or gift for veterans. Super Soldiers: A Salute to the Comic Book Heroes and Villains Who Fought for Their Country looks at the intersection between war and pop culture to understand these questions and more. Each chapter revisits military comic book characters and compares them to personal stories from Inman’s military career; describing superhero soldiers from DC comics and Marvel comics, including lesser-known characters lost to time. Super Soldiers is a perfect gift for soldiers and fans of military science fiction or non-fiction heroes, and everyone who wants to know the stories behind their favorite comic books.

You’ll love Super Soldiers if you enjoyed DC Comics Encyclopedia All-New EditionThe Secret History of Wonder WomanThe League of Regrettable SuperheroesThe Legion of Regrettable Supervillains or non-fiction books such as Alone at DawnSaving Bravo, or Across The Fence.

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The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between

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Name Meanings Explained

“From the casually curious to etymology junkies (or anyone who’s ever halted a conversation to search the internet for the origin of a word) this book will have something for everyone.” ––William C. Fox of the YouTube channel "Exploring History"

#1 Best Seller in Popular Culture, Puzzles & Games, Curiosities & Wonders, Fun Facts, Questions & Answers, Trivia, and Slang & Word Lists

From Patrick Foote and his popular YouTube channel "Name Explain", comes a book for trivia fans that explains the name meanings of a multitude of things. From toys and animals to countries and cities to planets in our solar system, learn the etymology of words in a fun and entertaining way.  

Explore the world of names. What is something that literally everything in existence has in common? It all has a name! With The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between, you can learn the origins of a multitude of names.

Learn new things. Why is New York called New York? The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between has the answer for you. While author Patrick Foote doesn’t claim to know everything, he has garnered a lot of knowledge about language over the years and he’s excited to get to share it with you in The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between.

Get a copy and:

  • Know random facts, like why Russia is called Russia
  • Be able to entertain yourself and your friends with interesting fun facts
  • Discover the word origins and name meanings of planets, animals, countries, and much more

If you enjoyed books such as The Etymologicon, Timeless Trivia, or The Great Book of American Idioms, you’ll want to own The Origin of Names, Words and Everything in Between.

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Why We Love Star Wars

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Rediscover All the Reasons Why You Love Star Wars

“With his deep well of knowledge and heartfelt respect for the fandom, I can think of no one more qualified than Ken Napzok to connect readers to the love of Star Wars.” ―Jennifer Muro, Television writer, Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

#1 Best Seller in Science Fiction & Fantasy, Guides & Reviews, and Historical & Biographical Fiction

Explore the Greatest Moments of a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Celebrate the greatest saga ever told. All of us who are deeply influenced by the epic saga of Star Wars have our favorite moments. Each time the screen goes black and you see those words―“A Long Time Ago, In A Galaxy Far, Far Away”―the music starts you and you’re a kid again. Ken Napzok, expert appreciator of Star Wars, counts down each one of those special moments that makes this series not just the best movies of all time, but the Greatest Saga Ever Told.

Become a scholar of Star Wars. What began as one movie about good people, evil oppressors, and the Jedis that stood between them has exploded into a franchise. Revisit the moments we met Princess Leia, Luke, and learn the truth about Darth Vader.

The perfect Star Wars dad gift. Spread the love to old and new fans. Countless numbers of us have been inspired by these epic tales, and we all have a favorite moment that hooked us. Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away is a shared story of fandom. Classic moments include:

  • The first shots of the ragtag Rebels running from the monstrous Galactic Empire
  • Young Anakin winning the podrace
  • And the first time we saw the crackle of Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber

May the Force be With You 

Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away is the best gift for the film buff who has binged all 1001 Movies to See Before You Die, and the superfans who like Star Wars: The Visual Encyclopedia and Star Wars: Complete Locations.

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Say It Now

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Creative Ways to Say I Love You Every Day

"You never know when someone around you needs a boost." ―Denise & Brendon Burchard, The Burchard Group/HPX Life

Winner 2021 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award in Relationships
#1 New Release in Family, Quotations, and Reference

Sometimes it’s difficult to find the right way to say “I love you” to the people you appreciate the most in life. The emotions are there, but the words don’t come. Say It Now shows you how to put your feelings into words―and actions, too. From activities that take just a minute, to love letters, joy jars, tribute videos, surprise parties, and more, this book helps you celebrate the most important people in your life.

Appreciate the time you have together. We never know how much time we have left with our loved ones. If there’s someone you care about deeply―a parent, grandparent, child, friend, colleague, teacher, or neighbor―don’t wait to express how you feel. Say It Now offers inspiring stories and ways to write those first love notes and share romantic gifts that you’ll treasure for years.

Ideas for every love language. Whether it’s words of affection, thoughtful actions, handmade love gifts, or just your time and attention, Say It Now has ways for you to express your love in your own way. Start with the thirty-three ideas in this book and make them your own.

If you are a daughter looking for the right way to say “what I love about Dad,” or a husband looking for creative anniversary gifts, Say It Now has the inspiration you need:

  • Get inspired to say “I love you” to the important people in your life
  • Make someone’s day
  • Build a stronger bond with friends

Say It Now: 33 Ways to Say I LOVE YOU to the Most Important People In Your Life is an activity book to spark creativity, perfect for anyone who enjoys books like What I Love About You: Fill In the Love JournalThe Big Activity Book for Couples, or I Love You: The Activity Book Meant To Be Shared.

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All about the Burger

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#1 New Release Cooking Education & Reference History ─ A History of the Burger, From Conception to Perfection


Readers of SaltA History of the World in 6 GlassesGuns, Germs, and Steel; and Consider the Fork will love All About the Burger!

A World History of Burgers: Do you know what the first burger chain was? That Taco Bell was originally known as Bell Burger--and was founded in the same city as McDonald's? Have you heard of the 1980's Burger Wars? All About the Burger covers all of these topics and more! Discover the food history you've been missing in this entertaining book.

The Burger Journey of a Lifetime: All About the Burger will take you on an informational magic carpet ride. You'll learn about restaurants, cooking styles, and different eras that have made the burger the juggernaut that it is. From White Castle to Shake Shack, from simple sandwich to specialty burger, don't miss out on what is sure to be one of the most entertaining looks at history ever written.

All About the Burger is the definitive Bible of Burgers. After reading this book, you will learn:

  • The contributions burgers have made to food culture
  • The evolution of the burger from carnival treat to an American staple
  • Where to go to find your next favorite burger
  • And much more!
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Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times

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Life Can Be Better

If you like Brave EnoughEat Pray Love or Brené Brown, you’ll love Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times.

Better For Your Spirit: Rarely before in history has the United States—and the world at large—been so divided. With each new Tweet, falsehood, or upsetting news headline, the things we once took for granted and believed in have become upended and, in the process, have crushed our spirit. The inspired ideas and power thoughts in Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times will provide you with hope, a renewed spirit and a new perspective at viewing our worrisome times.

Breathe Deeply Again: Author Allen Klein, the world’s only Jollytologist, knows how the right thought at the right time can change your day for the better. In Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times, he offers a lifetime of positive change. Go back to living one day at a time with this inspirational guide.

Meaningful Mantras for Meditation: Positive Thoughts for Troubling Times will provide you with succinct ideas to help you rise above present-day frustrations, hurts and worries. Meditate on these positive thoughts to improve all aspects of your life in these difficult times. Some of the categories covered include:

  • Change
  • Choices
  • Fear
  • Hope
  • Love
  • Positivity
  • Never Give Up
  • Stay Strong
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We Don't Know Either

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#1 New Release in History, Reference, and Trivial & Fun Facts ─ Entertaining Trivia Nights in a Book

Fans of Uncle John's Bathroom Reader and the Guinness Book of World Records will achieve trivia mastery and dominance with We Don't Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right.

More than a fact book: Building on the increasing popularity of pub trivia and mobile trivia apps We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right brings you the entertaining format of City Trivia anywhere you want. City Trivia’s format is packed with trivia entertainment in five rounds of questions and four bonus rounds, including puzzles, pictures, fill-in-the-blank challenges, and even music rounds. Divide into teams, pick your most (or least) entertaining friend to host and prepare for two hours of fun per chapter. You just might learn something interesting to say when you’re out and about next weekend. Packed with exciting, fun, head-scratching trivia to play and laugh with, We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right is your how-to guide for a lively and humorous night of trivia at home or at your favorite bar or restaurant.

A perfect book for trivia nights and special occasions: Create your own fun and entertaining event with this unique trivia book that guides you through rounds of trivia fun and humor. This book will help you liven up a family night or make a special event, such as a birthday or wedding, even more memorable by bringing people together with trivia. The book’s host commentary will introduce you to the trivia while guiding you through the games with humor and wit. As the folks at City Trivia say, “We’ve Got Questions, You’ve Got Answers!” Get ready to have fun and learn something new with We Don’t Know Either: Trivia Night Done Right.

We Don’t Know Either will:

  • Provide a fun game that will unleash your competitive streaks
  • Enhance your knowledge on a wide range of topics, both mundane and truly bizarre
  • Entertain you with witty comments and interesting facts
  • Improve your pub trivia night

Pub trivia has never been more fun!

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Lettering for Planners

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#1 Best Seller in Calligraphy ─ An Easy Guide to Modern Calligraphy and Hand Lettering

Fans of Creative Lettering and Beyond and The Complete Book of Lettering will love Lettering for Planners

Calligraphy for your journal aesthetic: Beautiful "bullet journals" are popping up all over Instagram and Pinterest. The joys of decorating the pages with drawings and lettering are many. If you want to start your own bullet journal or if you want to improve your journal aesthetic, this book is for you. This book is an informational workbook that teaches lettering styles to help people organize and beautify everyday life.

Easily learn lettering: Learn from a step-by-step guide to creating a basic hand-lettered alphabet for beginners. Then learn five additional alphabet examples in various styles, explore letter variations and choose your favorites that best fit your style.

Hand lettering workbook: You’ll learn how to build words using common word examples like days of the week, months of the year, and other words commonly found in planners. After learning the script styles, you’ll learn concepts of composition by teaching how to mix and match styles of lettering in creative ways.

Learn all the components of lettering: You’ll also learn some key “don’ts” of lettering to avoid. Then there will be step-by-step instructions on how to draw decorations to embellish lettering including shadows, borders, banners, and flourishes.

Readers will learn:

  • Five lowercase and capital stylistic alphabets
  • How to find their own lettering style
  • What not to do when lettering
  • Lettering composition, shading, and flourishes

Create fabulous, share worthy calligraphy and lettering

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Student Loan Solution

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Eliminate Your Student Loan Debt

Step-by-step approach to financial freedom: David Carlson is the author of the book Hustle Away Debt and founder of the millennial personal finance blog Young Adult Money. In Student Loan Solution David explains what student loan borrowers should be focusing on. He provides a 5-step approach to help you understand your loans, your options, and how to improve your greater financial life, while paying down your student loan debt. Learn how to take advantage of strategies that help you make more money, save more money, and ultimately pay down your student loans faster.

Everything you need to know about student loan debt: Student loans are complicated. College financial aid terms like “federal direct subsidized” and “GRAD Plus” mean little to most of us. Each type of student loan is slightly different, with its own set of rules and repayment options. Student Loan Solution explains everything you need to know about your student loans including how they work, repayment options and opportunities for loan forgiveness, and plans for managing and paying down your loans. David Carlson covers it all.

De-complicate your life: By the time you are done reading this book, you will understand student loans, gain control of your finances, and be armed with strategies to improve your finances.

Don't be a statistic: For millions of Americans, paying for college meant taking out loans. If you are one of the 70% of college graduates burdened with these loans, Student Loan Solution could change your life. Fight the student loans epidemic affecting 40 million borrowers―learn the best way to pay off the college degree you worked so hard to earn.

Student Loan Solution has the tools you need to start your student loans repayment with a bang. Learn how to:

  • Pay off your student loan debt
  • Personalize your student loan repayment plan
  • Live a happier, financially smarter life
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The Cocktail Companion

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Fantastic Alcohol Facts, Cocktail Culture, and More

“A wealth of knowledge and experiences from virtually every corner of cocktail culture.”— T.A., Author of Breaux Absinthe: The Exquisite Elixir

#1 Bestseller in Alcoholic Drinks & Beverages

Peruse the interesting histories and lore of alcohol as you fill your cocktail glass and sip a drink—hand-made by you—using one of the many artisanal yet simple recipes inside. Learn fun alcohol facts and tidbits you’ll bring with you everywhere you go.

Learn, Concoct, and Be Merry. Are you brand new to alcohol and don’t know where to start? Are you more experienced but looking for something that gives context to the art of mixology? Books with nothing but recipes get stale fast, but this bartender bible is a cocktail codex, combining all the facets of alcohol and classic cocktails—recipes, traditions, stories, and more—so you’ll always find something interesting within.

Step into yesteryear and peer at the history of classic cocktails through the lens of those who have created and loved mixed drinks throughout time. Alcohol’s culture is a storied saga full of lore, anecdotes, and experiences. Author Cheryl Charming gathers information from almost every corner of the drinking world and brings it all together in one fun, easy to read, and informative love letter to the heritage of the drinks we all love today.

Inside The Cocktail Companion, you’ll find:

  • 25 recipes for basic bar drinks and classic cocktails everyone should know, like the Manhattan
  • Advice from your favorite bartender on everything alcohol—facts like what makes the perfect ice cube, bar tool essentials, and the best places to get specialty drinks or artisanal bitters
  • Cultural anecdotes, myths, and stories about drinks, their origins, and their rise to popularity

If you liked Liquid Intelligence, The Drunken Botanist, or Death & Co, you’ll love The Cocktail Companion.

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You Can Do All Things

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#1 Bestseller in Mental Health, Depression ─ Mindfulness, Drawings and Meditations

Art for mental health, relaxation and stress reduction.

Daily meditations to help with depression and anxiety. Mental health is a topic that affects everyone, though so few are eager to discuss it. You Can Do All Things is a compendium of knowing-yet-supportive illustrations from The Latest Kate, whose thoughtful quotations encourage you to be mindful of your own mentality and to take care of yourself, regardless of image or lifestyle. Calming and supportive, the illustrations are also candid about the internal problems many people face in our hectic modern world.

Inspirational, gentle drawings of animals. The Latest Kate's inventive pairing of whimsical colors and friendly, smiling animals is the spoonful of sugar that makes the heavy subject matter approachable and non-threatening. You Can Do All Things is a welcome addition to any bookshelf or art wall, and its messages are equally applicable to adults and children. Anxiety sucks, but you don’t. This book will show you how to get through the worst of it.

In this supportive book you’ll find:

  • Beautiful, whimsical, and colorful art
  • Expressions of encouragement for any hardship you face
  • A how-to guide for dealing with anxiety and depression
  • Understanding and validation for your struggles
  • Tips for every time you feel inadequate, overwhelmed, or down on yourself
  • Cute animals that believe in you!

Fans of The New Mood TherapyThe Happiness TrapIt´s Your Weirdness That Makes You Wonderful, or the works of Liz Climo will love You Can Do All Things.

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Films from the Future

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Analyzing the Future

Hard Science Fiction Films that Predict Future Technology

“As the breakneck advance of technology takes us into a world that is both exciting and menacing, sci-fi films give us an inkling of what is to come, and what we should avoid.” —Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the SETI Institute, and host of Big Picture Science

#1 Best Seller in Nanotechnology, Computers & Technology, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mechanical Engineering, and Robotics & Automation

Dr. Andrew Maynard, physicist and leading expert on socially responsible development of emerging and converging technologies, examines hard science fiction movies and brings them to life.

Science and technology are radically changing our world. Films from the Future is an essential guide to navigating a future dominated by complex and powerful new technologies. The jump from room-filling processors to pocket-size super computers is just the beginning. Artificial intelligence, gene manipulation, cloning, and inter-planet travel are all ideas that seemed like fairy tales but a few years ago. And now their possibility is very much here. But are we ready to handle these advances? As Maynard explains, “Viewed in the right way―and with a good dose of critical thinking―science fiction movies can help us think about and prepare for the social consequences of technologies we don’t yet have, but that are coming faster than we imagine.”

Dr. Maynard looks at twelve sci-fi movies and takes us on a journey through the worlds of biological and genetic manipulation, human enhancement, cyber technologies, and nanotechnology. Gain a broader understanding of the complex relationship between science and society. The movies include old and new, and the familiar and unfamiliar, providing a unique, entertaining, and ultimately transformative take on the power and responsibilities of emerging technologies.

Read books such as The Book of Why, The Science of Interstellar, or The Future of Humanity? Then you’ll love Films from the Future!

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The Female Gaze

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Support Women in Film with This Perfect Movie Guidebook!

“A wonderful guide to some of the best films made by women, both celebrating women directors and fueling the red-hot discussion about why we don’t have more.” ―Maria Giese, filmmaker and activist

#1 Bestseller in Movies & Video Guides & Reviews

With the success of Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman, Ava Duvernay’s 13th, and with the rise of the MeToo movement, women creators in film are more important than ever.

A woman’s influence on film. You may have heard the term “male gaze,” coined in the 1970s which is about how art and entertainment has been influenced by the male’s perspective. So, what about the opposite? Women have been making movies since the very beginning of cinema. What new ideas, thoughts and aspects can we learn from women in film? What does the world look like through the “female gaze”?

All movies made by women. The Female Gaze goes through a historical layout of essential, thought-provoking, and life-altering movies made by women. Past and present films are featured in this book making this guidebook perfect for the movie lover in your life. Jump right into the benefits and perspectives of the female mind.

Inspiring biographies of women who make movies. Discover brilliantly talented and accomplished women filmmakers, both world renowned and obscure, who have shaped the film industry in ways rarely fully acknowledged. The Female Gaze also contains multiple mini-essays written by a variety of diverse female film critics. In this book you’ll read about:

  • The advancements and the accomplishments of numerous women in film
  • The lives of these women and the struggles they faced in the film industry
  • How unique women’s voices shaped the films and the film industry

If you loved books like Backwards and in Heels, Hope for Film, or Just the Funny Parts, then you’ll love The Female Gaze.

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Great Second Acts

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Celebrating Women

#1 New Release in Biographies & Memoirs and Educators ─ Empowering Biographies of Older Women in History

A feminist and motivational collection of stories: Antony said of Cleopatra, “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety.” Shakespeare’s sentiment can be applied to the women profiled in Great Second Acts who refused to be defined by the dates on their birth certificates. Their lives are testimony that one can be feisty after fifty and to those who think otherwise, in the words of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “I dissent.”

Biographies of leadership and female empowerment: Marlene Wagman-Geller, author of Once Again to Zelda and Behind Every Great Man, presents a fascinating collection of biographical vignettes of dozens of women of a certain age who have excelled, inspired and achieved. Learn how these women changed their respective fields of art, politics, science, mathematics, media, literature, activism, education, and more.

Motivational achievements: From actresses, yoga teachers, folk artists to business women, prime ministers, monarchs and authors, these group of exceptional women will illustrate that women can achieve anything no matter their age. Be motivated by their grit, perseverance, and passion. Readers will find:

  • Biographies of influential women such as Prime Minister Margert Thatcher, chef Julia Child, Mother Teressa, feminist Gloria Steinem, actress Rita Moreno, inventor Ruth Handler, Judge Judy Sheindlin, and many more
  • Empowering quotes from strong women who refused to be kept down
  • Motivational, inspirational and educational stories of older women

Written in an accessible narrative style, readers of all ages will enjoy Wagman-Geller’s entertaining storytelling prose of these remarkable women. An excellent gift for students, mothers, sisters or friends, Great Second Acts will endure and delight.

Learn the history of older women who changed the world.

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The Story Behind

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Discover the Surprising History of Ordinary Things

"Emily magically weaves a vibrant history of simple everyday objects we often take for granted. The Story Behind will surprise and delight..." ─Deana Marie, Creator & Host of the Twisted Philly podcast

#1 Best Seller in Trivia & Fun Facts

Learn the fascinating history and trivia you never knew about things we use daily from the host of The Story Behind podcast.

Everyday objects and major events in history. Every single thing that surrounds us has a story behind it. Many of us learn the history of humans and the major inventions that shaped our world. But what you may not have learned is the history of objects we surround ourselves with every day. You might not even know how the major events in history (World Wars, ancient civilizations, revolutions, etc.) influenced the inventions of things we use today.

The history and science behind the ordinary. From the creator of The Story Behind podcast comes one of the coolest coffee table books ever written. The Story Behind provides insight into everyday objects we don’t think much about as we use them. Topics covered in Emily’s podcast are examined in more detail along with new fascinating topics. Learn how lollipops got started in Ancient Egypt, how podcasts were invented, and why Comic Sans was created. Learn the torture device origins of certain exercise equipment and the espionage beginnings of certain musical instruments. Ordinary things from science to art, food to sports, customs to fashion, and more are explored.

Discover the fascinating story behind things:

  • Learn obscure history and fun facts and change the way you see the world
  • Discover how major historic events still affect us today through seemingly mundane things
  • Become a formidable trivia master

If you have enjoyed books such as Now I Know, What If?, Ever Wonder Why?, The Greatest Stories Never Told, or Atlas Obscura; you will be entertained by The Story Behind.

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