Vie pratique & Loisirs

  • FOR EVERYONE WHO STRUGGLES TO READ!Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful resultsOne in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming Dyslexia, Dr. Sally Shaywitz, codirector of the Yale Center for the Study of Learning and Attention and a leader in the new research into how the brain works, offers the latest information about reading problems and proven, practical techniques that, along with hard work and the right help, can enable anyone to overcome them. Here are the tools that parents and teachers need to help the dyslexic child, age by age, grade by grade, step by step.--What dyslexia is and why some intelligent, gifted people read slowly and painfully--How to identify dyslexia in preschoolers, schoolchildren, young adults, and adults--How to find the best school and how to work productively with your child's teacher--Exercises to help children use the parts of the brain that control reading--A 20-minute nightly home program to enhance reading--The 150 most common problem words-a list that can give your child a head start--Ways to raise and preserve a child's self-esteem aqnd reveal his strengths--Stories of successful men and women who are dyslexicFrom the Trade Paperback edition.

  • How many minutes should you cook green beans? Is it better to steam them or to boil them?What are the right proportions for a vinaigrette?How do you skim off fat?What is the perfect way to roast a chicken?Julia Child gave us extensive answers to all these questionsyes'>#8211;and so many moreyes'>#8211;in the masterly books she published over the course of her career. But which one do you turn to for which solutions? Over the years Julia also developed some new approaches to old problems, using timesaving equipment and more readily available products. So where do you locate the latest findings?All the answers are close to hand in this indispensable little volume: the delicious, comforting, essential compendium of Juliayes'>#8217;s kitchen wisdomyes'>#8211;a book you canyes'>#8217;t do without.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • In Earth, the acclaimed author of Trilobite! and Life takes us on a grand tour of the earth’s physical past, showing how the history of plate tectonics is etched in the landscape around us.yes'>#160;Beginning with Mt. Vesuvius, whose eruption in Roman times helped spark the science of geology, and ending in a lab in the West of England where mathematical models and lab experiments replace direct observation, Richard Fortey tells us what the present says about ancient geologic processes. He shows how plate tectonics came to rule the geophysical landscape and how the evidence is written in the hills and in the stones. And in the process, he takes us on a wonderful journey around the globe to visit some of the most fascinating and intriguing spots on the planet.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • Shows how - and why - the majority of us have no idea how to make ourselves happy. This hilarious work on interrelated fields of psychology, philosophy and the psychological equivalent of music-hall illusionism looks at what it means to be a human being on a perennial quest for happiness.

  • In this celebration of three legendary champions on the centennial of their births in 1912, one of the most accomplished and successful writers about the game explains the circumstances that made each of them so singularly brilliant and how they, in turn, saved not only the professional tour but modern golf itself, thus making possible the subsequent popularity of players from Arnold Palmer to Tiger Woods.
    During the Depression--after the exploits of Walter Hagen and Gene Sarazen and Bobby Jones (winning the Grand Slam as an amateur in 1930) had faded in the publics imagination--golfs popularity fell year after year, and as a spectator sport it was on the verge of extinction. This was the unhappy prospect facing two dirt-poor boys from Texas and another from Virginia who had dedicated themselves to the game yet could look forward only to eking out a subsistence living along with millions of other Americans. But then lightning struck, and from the late thirties into the fifties these three men were so thoroughly dominant--each setting a host of records--that they transformed both how the game was played and how society regarded it.
    Sports fans in general are well aware of Hogan and Nelson and Snead, but even the most devoted golfers will learn a great many new things about them here. Their hundredth birthdays will be commemorated throughout 2012--Nelson born in February, Snead in May, and Hogan in August--but as this comprehensive and compeling account vividly demonstrates, they were, and will always remain, a triumvirate for the ages.

  • Since the early 1970s, more than 250,000 bread lovers have relied on Beard on Bread to show them exactly how to make the most out-of-this-world breads imaginable. Now, this classic collection of 100 scrumptuous bread recipes is available in a new trade paperback edition featuring more than 90 illustrations by Karl Stuecklen.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • In A Hedonist in the Cellar, Jay McInerney gathers more than five yearsyes'>#8217; worth of essays and continues his exploration of whatyes'>#8217;s new, whatyes'>#8217;s enduring, and whatyes'>#8217;s surprisingyes'>#8211;giving his palate a complete workout and the reader an indispensable, idiosyncratic guide to a world of almost infinite variety.yes'>#160;Filled with delights oenophiles everywhere will savor, this is a collection driven not only by wine itself but also the people who make it.yes'>#160;An entertaining, irresistible book that is essential for anyone enthralled by the myriad pleasures of wine.From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • This new collection by the acclaimed novelist--and, according to Salon, the best wine writer in America--is generous and far-reaching, deeply knowledgeable and often hilarious.
    For more than a decade, Jay McInerneys vinous essays, now featured in The Wall Street Journal, have been praised by restaurateurs (Filled with small courses and surprising and exotic flavors, educational and delicious at the same time --Mario Batali), by esteemed critics (Brilliant, witty, comical, and often shamelessly candid and provocative --Robert M. Parker Jr.), and by the media (His wine judgments are sound, his anecdotes witty, and his literary references impeccable --The New York Times).
    Here McInerney provides a master class in the almost infinite varieties of wine and the people and places that produce it all the world over, from the historic past to the often confusing present. From such legendary châteaus as Margaux and Latour and Palmer to Australia and New Zealand and South Africa, to new contenders in Santa Rita Hills and Paso Robles, we learn about terroir and biodynamic viticulture, what Champagnes are affordable (or decidedly not), even what to drink over thirty-seven courses at Ferran Adrià's El Bulli--in all, an array of grapes and wine styles that is comprehensive and thirst inducing. And conspicuous throughout is McInerneys trademark flair and expertise, which in 2006 prompted the James Beard Foundation to grant him the MFK Fisher Distinguished Writing Award.

  • En su primera gran obra desde la publicación de su bestseller, Los cinco lenguajes del amor, Gary Chapman nos ofrece un poderoso plan para lograr toda una vida de felicidad con ejercicios sencillos pero intensos, y la sabiduría necesaria para descubrir la vida que siempre has buscado. Para mejorar las vidas individuales, nos dice el doctor Chapman, hay que mejorar todas las relaciones que tejemos en nuestras vidas: con los padres y los hijos, con los compañeros de trabajo y los cónyuges, y en todas las interacciones humanas que constituyen los cimientos de nuestras vidas. Con unas estrategias innovadoras para cultivar nuevas formas de aceptar y responder al don del amor, El amor como forma de vida, te educará en las virtudes esenciales de: - la amabilidad - la paciencia- el perdón - la cortesía - la humildad- la generosidad- la sinceridad Estimulantes consejos e historias memorables de la vida real hacen de este libro una herramienta esencial para compartir con otros, dando lugar a conversaciones decisivas sobre las increíbles posibilidades que surgen cuando el amor se convierte en un hábito.En El amor como forma de vida el Dr. Chapman nos revela que se pueden mejorar todos los aspectos de nuestra vida si situamos el amor en el centro de todo lo que hacemos. Rico en sabiduría y estímulos, El amor como forma de vida es una valiosa guía que nos ayudará a crear relaciones plenas y satisfactorias y a osechar las alegrías de vivir una vida inspirada en el amor.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.