March 16, 2017

The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings


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In AD 793 Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse ‘sea-wolves’ followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

But there is more to the Viking story than brute force. They were makers of law - the term itself comes from an Old Norse word - and they introduced a novel form of trial by jury to England. They were also sophisticated merchants and explorers who settled Iceland, founded Dublin, and established a trading network that stretched from Baghdad to the coast of North America.

In The Sea Wolves, Lars Brownworth brings to life this extraordinary Norse world of epic poets, heroes, and travellers through the stories of the great Viking figures. Among others, Leif the Lucky who discovered a new world, Ragnar Lodbrok the scourge of France, Eric Bloodaxe who ruled in York, and the crafty Harald Hardrada illuminate the saga of the Viking age - a time which “has passed away, and grown dark under the cover of night”.
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March 16, 2017

PUPPY LOVE! Adult Coloring Book

"PUPPY LOVE! Adult Coloring Book - RELEASE YOUR INNER ARTIST!" by 101 ARTISTS

PUPPY LOVE! Adult Coloring Book RELEASE YOUR INNER ARTIST! Dog and puppy lovers, get creative as we invite you to express yourself with these fun and playful (too cute!) images of puppies, dogs and original design images for hours of coloring fun and relaxation. Inside you'll find many images for your art activities. Spend your time using color to soothe the day's stress away and return to your childhood love: COLORING! Illustrations can be filled with markers, colored pencils, watercolor paints, gel crayons or simply old school crayons. We hope you enjoy these images and have many hours of stress-free coloring fun! 101 ARTISTS * A portion of all our animal-related art books goes to help the furries through annual contributions *

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March 16, 2017

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning


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To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners.

Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what was learned.

Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.


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March 16, 2017

PHOTOJOURNALIST: The Life Story of Ara Guler

"PHOTOJOURNALIST: The Life Story of Ara Guler" by Nezih Tavlas

Photojournalist, a book by Nezih Tavlas, provides a compelling and in-depth look into the life of Ara Güler who is regarded as one of the most accomplished documentary photographers of the 20th century and the pioneer of photojournalism in Turkey. The book lists all of Guler’s professional accomplishments while also providing rare insight into his personal life and his photographic legacy amounts to over two million stories told. Born into a Turkish-Armenian family in Istanbul in 1928, Ara Güler who has been given the nickname, "The Eye of Istanbul" and also described as “one of the most important living representatives of creative photography today.” Güler’s photographic work started being published in the late 1950s and early 1960s; his work has been displayed at many of the world’s major art centers, including New York, London and Paris. He has published many books on his work and is the recipient of many awards and honors.  

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