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Lasagne Brain

Lasagne Brain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Lothian Children\'s Books
ISBN: 0734411669
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Eric Underwood, also known as Spaghetti Legs and Pizza Features, serves up the final course in the pasta trilogy: Lasagne Brain. Eric would love to be an intellectual and here he unexpectedly takes the journey from boyhood to manhood, and the only question he wants to ask is: can he go back? With his mind-boggling essays driving teachers out of their minds, the love of his life Veronica Roberts dumping him, his best friend hanging round Woolies with a trolley full of bananas hoping to pick up more than potassium poisoning, and his father watching pre-recorded golf, there?s only one thing for Eric to do: retreat to his bedroom in self-imposed exile. Eric?s ambition is to lock himself away for the rest of his teenage years. And if it wasn?t for the Teletubbies and the arrival of Imelda, the Scots girl he French kissed in an English pub, he might just have made it!

Gazza's Gone

Gazza's Gone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Larkin
Editor: Lothian Children\'s Books
ISBN: 0734411715
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Gazza's Gone by John Larkin Summary

Trying to get enough kids to form a decent football team isn?t easy! It?s not just the playing time involved on the weekends; it?s the training sessions after school and at night too. But when the Wildcats reluctantly take on Peta `Gazza? Gascoigne to make up the numbers, they quickly discover that she?s the best player they?ve got. Not only that, she?s got an attractive and apparently unattached?or loosely attached?mum. And Splinters is looking for a new partner for his dad. Everything looks set on and off the field, but Gazza and her mum have been deported back to England for overstaying their visa and suddenly disappeared without a trace. Nothing for it but to fly to England, track them down and persuade them to come back. But where are the Wildcats going to get the money? Nuke gets the bright idea that they can borrow his father?s credit card and book their flights on the internet. And that?s where the real trouble begins!

Armitage Shanks and the Footballer's Bones

Armitage Shanks and the Footballer's Bones Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Larkin
Editor: Lothian Children\'s Books
ISBN: 0734411723
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The Wildcats are in trouble again! Down on the ground, there?s got to be some way of raising funds, and their coach comes up with health food bars. Only trouble is they?re inedible, and whoever sells the most gets an all-expenses-paid trip to Canberra. Up in the air, though, Splinters and Nuke are on their way to London to retrieve their best player, Gazza, who?s been deported back to England with her mum, and the two boys get up to the sort of in-flight antics that have made travelling footballers notorious. Grappling as always with the problem of how to make up the numbers, someone remembers a genius footballer called Armitage Shanks who registered for the Under 6s, but never turned up for training or played a single game. Then the obvious question: how do you know he was a genius? And (to Splinters) the equally obvious answer: he had great boots! But when Armitage Shanks turns up, it?s a bigger surprise than the Wildcats have bargained for. A crazy adventure with an unexpectedly moving conclusion, this is one of John Larkin?s funniest books in the series - but it also offers a little insight into success and fame.

David Beckham, Eat This

David Beckham, Eat This Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Larkin
Editor: Lothian Children\'s Books
ISBN: 0734411731
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When Tangles doesn?t turn up to training for a couple of weeks, it looks as though the Wildcats will be facing more recruitment problems. Then Splinters spots Tangles up at the shops wearing a bandanna and a Camp Quality T-shirt and he realises the truth: Tangles is seriously ill. Splinters wants the Wildcats to try for the Guinness Book of Records marathon soccer match in order to raise some money and buy Tangles a special machine from the States that will save his life. But when the English FA decide to hold a competition for a couple of junior soccer teams to play a curtain raiser for the grand reopening of Wembley Stadium, Splinters is ready to abandon Tangles to his fate and put all his energy into that instead.

Student Brain Food

Student Brain Food Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lauren Lucien
Editor: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137297050
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A unique student cookbook, Student Brain Food shows how good nutrition and eating well can help boost academic performance. Lauren Lucien, a graduate of Kingston University, UK, started collecting recipes whilst in her final year of study. Having learned which food helped her to study better and how to plan and budget for her meals, Lauren shares her best recipes to help you fuel your body and mind for student success. Over 100 simple, tasty recipes, each come with step-by-step instructions and colour photographs. Drawing on the author's own experience, you'll find everything to support your student lifestyle - including nutritious fruit smoothies to keep you energised before a morning lecture; hearty stews and fish dishes to sustain you during assignment writing or exam time; creative recipes to make for friends or on date night, such as vodka salmon pasta and mini movie pizzas; and sweet treats to reward yourself with after completing deadlines or to take to societies. The book also includes handy information and tips on cupboard must-haves, shopping on a budget, preparing commonly used vegetables, food hygiene as well as temperature conversion charts.

The New James Beard

The New James Beard Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Beard
Editor: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504004574
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The New James Beard by James Beard Summary

A New York Times–bestselling treasury of recipes and techniques from a world-renowned chef. James Beard became a household name teaching home chefs how to cook like culinary stars, from the Theory & Practice of perfecting processes to crafting Menus for Entertaining to fine-tuning Simple Foods. This cookbook brings together his wealth of gastronomic knowledge in one essential guide, filled with one thousand elegant recipes guaranteed to please any palate and indispensable tips for mastering the art of cooking. In The New James Beard, you can discover a fresh, flexible approach to preparing food with a focus on ingredients and simple yet inventive substitutions. With clever takes on traditional recipes, like Mexican Pot Roast and Lime and Tea Sherbet; internationally inspired dishes, such as Peruvian Eggs and Turkish Stuffed Eggplant; and instructions on how to refine classic techniques, such as making pasta or poaching eggs, you can learn how to prepare and experiment like the top chefs in the world. With beautiful illustrations from Karl Stuecklen and witty and warm chapter introductions from the guru of American cuisine himself, The New James Beard is a must-have addition to any home chef’s cookbook collection.

The Brain's Way of Healing

The Brain's Way of Healing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Norman Doidge
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0698191439
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The Brain's Way of Healing by Norman Doidge Summary

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The New York Times–bestselling author of The Brain That Changes Itself presents astounding advances in the treatment of brain injury and illness. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition. Winner of the 2015 Gold Nautilus Award in Science & Cosmology In his groundbreaking work The Brain That Changes Itself, Norman Doidge introduced readers to neuroplasticity—the brain’s ability to change its own structure and function in response to activity and mental experience. Now his revolutionary new book shows how the amazing process of neuroplastic healing really works. The Brain’s Way of Healing describes natural, noninvasive avenues into the brain provided by the energy around us—in light, sound, vibration, and movement—that can awaken the brain’s own healing capacities without producing unpleasant side effects. Doidge explores cases where patients alleviated chronic pain; recovered from debilitating strokes, brain injuries, and learning disorders; overcame attention deficit and learning disorders; and found relief from symptoms of autism, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, and cerebral palsy. And we learn how to vastly reduce the risk of dementia, with simple approaches anyone can use. For centuries it was believed that the brain’s complexity prevented recovery from damage or disease. The Brain’s Way of Healing shows that this very sophistication is the source of a unique kind of healing. As he did so lucidly in The Brain That Changes Itself, Doidge uses stories to present cutting-edge science with practical real-world applications, and principles that everyone can apply to improve their brain’s performance and health.

Keep Your Brain Sharp: Teach Yourself

Keep Your Brain Sharp: Teach Yourself Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Simon Wootton,Terry Horne
Editor: Teach Yourself
ISBN: 1444129503
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Keep Your Brain Sharp: Teach Yourself by Simon Wootton,Terry Horne Summary

Do you forget things easily? Are you worried that you're losing your mental edge? Don't be! Keep Your Brain Sharp will prove that, in fact, your mature brain is bigger and better than ever, and it will give you hundreds of diverting puzzles, games, tests and exercises to keep it that way. It explodes the myths about old age and mental decline, explains why you get better when you get older and gives you a set of great mental workouts in a brain-boosting bible ideal for you if you think your best intellectual achievements may well lie ahead. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of how to keep your brain sharp. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

Science: Sorted! Brains, Bodies, Guts and Stuff

Science: Sorted! Brains, Bodies, Guts and Stuff Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Glenn Murphy
Editor: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447201310
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Bodies: Sorted! What happens in your head during a headache? What are toes for? This book explores everything from cells to organs, from breathing to blood-flow, from scabs and rashes to broken bones and brainpower. It will tell you everything you ever needed to know about bodies and all the amazing things that go on in them! Bodies: Sorted! What happens in your head during a headache? What are toes for? This book explores everything from cells to organs, from breathing to blood-flow, from scabs and rashes to broken bones and brainpower. It will tell you everything you ever needed to know about bodies and all the amazing things that go on in them!

The Incredible Teenage Brain

The Incredible Teenage Brain Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Bettina Hohnen,Jane Gilmour,Tara Murphy
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784509523
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This book is a must read for anyone parenting, teaching or supporting teens, who wants to empower them to reach their potential. Written by a team of clinical psychologists, it leads you through tried and tested strategies to build strong relationships and improve communication with young people as they develop, learn and grow. In the book we learn that the 'teenage brain' is unique which gives us an incredible opportunity for change and development, but it is also a time when young people are particularly sensitive and potentially vulnerable . It guides you through ways to communicate effectively with teens without negatively affecting their self-esteem. There are plenty of tips about what to say, what not say and the best mindset to use with teens, day to day. The authors draw from the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, years of clinical expertise and first-hand parenting experience. It's relatable like your best friend's advice, and informed by scientific evidence - easy to read, hard to put down.

Tonality in Communication for the Hospitality Industry

Tonality in Communication for the Hospitality Industry Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dr. Sharmadas Senasi DBA MBA
Editor: Partridge Publishing Singapore
ISBN: 1543759254
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Tonality in Communication for the Hospitality Industry by Dr. Sharmadas Senasi DBA MBA Summary

This book is all about the exciting ways of communicating effectively by understanding and controlling the frequency of tonality and speech. This journey will expand our knowledge, improve our communication abilities, and thereby improve adaptation to logical ways of delivering information by ways of communication In essence, reading this book one may see the ways of using and balancing one’s tonality in communication and bring out the emotion in us. The benefits of this book effectiveness in making our customers feel comfortable and satisfied with our services rendered and thereby improve the business opportunities.

The Ego Trick

The Ego Trick Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Julian Baggini
Editor: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847083773
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Are you still the person who lived fifteen, ten or five years ago? Fifteen, ten or five minutes ago? Can you plan for your retirement if the you of thirty years hence is in some sense a different person? What and who is the real you? Does it remain constant over time and place, or is it something much more fragmented and fluid? Is it known to you, or are you as much a mystery to yourself as others are to you?With his usual wit, infectious curiosity and bracing scepticism, Julian Baggini sets out to answer these fundamental and unsettling questions. His fascinating quest draws on the history of philosophy, but also anthropology, sociology, psychology and neurology; he talks to theologians, priests, allegedly reincarnated Lamas, and delves into real-life cases of lost memory, personality disorders and personal transformation; and, candidly and engagingly, he describes his own experiences. After reading The Ego Trick, you will never see yourself in the same way again.

The Dukan Diet Made Easy

The Dukan Diet Made Easy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pierre Dukan
Editor: Random House Canada
ISBN: 0345814606
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The must-have lifestyle companion to the international bestselling phenomenon The Dukan Diet. Millions have used the Dukan Diet's unique 4-phase plan to achieve--and maintain--dramatic weight loss. Now comes The Dukan Diet Made Easy, a step-by-step guide for staying on track and easily incorporating the plan into your life, every day, in any situation. The Dukan Diet Made Easy includes clear, easy to understand explanations of the diet's four phases, tips, and tricks for adapting the diet to any lifestyle, 60 delicious and easy recipes and weekly meal plans as well as answers to frequently asked questions. The Dukan Diet Made Easy is the indispensable, accessible, go-to resource for every Dukan dieter--whether they've already achieved their goals or are just beginning their weight loss journey.

Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age

Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alberto Acerbi
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019257289X
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Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age by Alberto Acerbi Summary

From emails to social media, from instant messaging to political memes, the way we produce and transmit culture is radically changing. Understanding the consequences of the massive diffusion of digital media is of the utmost importance, both from the intellectual and the social point of view. 'Cultural Evolution in the Digital Age' proposes that a specific discipline - cultural evolution - provides an excellent framework to analyse our digital age. Cultural evolution is a vibrant, interdisciplinary, and increasingly productive scientific framework that aims to provide a naturalistic and quantitative explanation of culture. In the book the author shows how cultural evolution offers both a sophisticated view of human behaviour, grounded in cognitive science and evolutionary theory, and a strong quantitative and experimental methodology. The book examines in depth various topics that directly originate from the application of cultural evolution research to digital media. Is online social influence radically different from previous forms of social influence? Do digital media amplify the effects of popularity and celebrity influence? What are the psychological forces that favour the spread of online misinformation? What are the effects of the hyper-availability of information online on cultural cumulation? The cultural evolutionary perspective provides novel insights, and a relatively encouraging take on the overall effects of our online activities on our culture. Cultural Evolution is an area of rapidly growing interest, and this timely book will be important reading for students and researchers in the fields of psychology, anthropology, cognitive science, and the media.

The Essentials of Great Writing

The Essentials of Great Writing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tony Spencer-Smith
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483432033
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The Essentials of Great Writing by Tony Spencer-Smith Summary

The Essentials of Great Writing If you are one of the many people who find it hard to write or simply want to improve your skills, this little book might be just what you need. It is short and accessible to any reader, yet it covers everything from the basics of good style to how to make words sing. The Essentials of Great Writing is liberally laced with quotations illustrating the many facets of the writing craft. It could even launch you on a love affair with words. Because it covers the full range of skills required to write well, this book will be useful to anyone who writes. Whether you want to produce sophisticated corporate copy such as case studies, reports and media releases; have ambitions to become a novelist; or want to write your memoirs or a history of your family, this book will help you.

Just Friends

Just Friends Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Holly McCulloch
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473576865
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'Hilarious, heart-warming and real. You will absolutely fall in love with Bea, a witty and wonderfully flawed protagonist. You have to read this book!' Lucy Foley, author of The Hunting Party and The Guest List. ___ It's easy to put someone in the friend zone. But what happens if you change your mind? Bea isn't happy. Desperate for a change, she looks to her friends for inspiration. Every single one of them is paired off, perhaps that's what she needs too. So, she starts dating again. But everywhere she goes - amid the hilarious and scarring dates - there's Peter. Good old, oddball Peter, her closest friend from university. He's always been firmly in the friend zone but something's happened lately - he seems taller, more handsome and suddenly making him smile is Bea's favourite thing. But how can Bea possibly risk their friendship? And how do you even go about taking someone out of the friend zone? What if Bea and Peter were only ever meant to be just friends... ___ Readers are falling in love with Just Friends: ***** 'This book is funny, warm and cheeky - perfect' ***** 'I fell completely in love with this book . . . so witty and keenly observed and FUN' ***** 'I snorted and laughed all the way through - but the emotional pull was also brilliant, and I found myself rooting for Bea'

Pride and Penalties

Pride and Penalties Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Higgins
Editor: Hachette Children\'s
ISBN: 1444902075
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Pride and Penalties by Chris Higgins Summary

Charlotte doesn't want a lot - just to play rugby and for her dad to be proud of her. But her brother Will is the rugby star of the family, only he's got very different stars in his eyes. Soon they're both keeping secrets and so is their mum! Plus Gran is acting stranger and stranger... It also doesn't help that her sworn enemy is the one boy she can't stop thinking about... Good thing she's known as Spider. She'll need all the help she can get to untangle this web!

The Unexpected Joy of Being Single

The Unexpected Joy of Being Single Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Catherine Gray
Editor: Octopus Books
ISBN: 1783253134
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* 'This refreshing, unusual book needs to exist. A culture shift which repositions a single person as someone who is relationship-free, complete, and not lacking is long overdue.' - The i * * 'Absolutely f*cking brilliant' - Florence Given * Having a secret single freak-out? Feeling the red, heart-shaped urgency intensify as the years roll on by? Oh hi! You're in the right place. Over half of Brits aged 25-44 are now single. It's become the norm to remain solo until much later in life, given the average marriage ages of 35 (women) and 38 (men). Many of us are choosing never to marry at all. But society, films, song lyrics and our parents are adamant that a happy ending has to be couple-shaped. That we're incomplete without an 'other half'*, like a bisected panto pony. Cue: single sorrow. Dating like it's a job. Spending half our lives waiting for somebody-we-fancy to text us back. Feeling haunted by the terms 'spinster' or 'confirmed bachelor.' Catherine Gray took a whole year off dating to find single satisfaction. She lifted the lid on the reasons behind the global single revolution, explored the bizarre ways cultures single-shame, detached from 'all the good ones are gone!' panic and debunked the myth that married people are much happier. Let's start the reverse brainwash, in order to locate - and luxuriate in - single happiness. Are you in? *Spoiler: you're already whole PRAISE FOR CATHERINE GRAY'S WRITING: "Fascinating." Bryony Gordon "Not remotely preachy." The Times "Jaunty, shrewd and convincing." The Telegraph "Admirably honest, light, bubbly and remarkably rarely annoying." The Guardian "Truthful, modern and real." Stylist "Brave, witty and brilliantly written." Marie Claire "Haunting, admirable and enlightening." The Pool

All Who Live on Islands

All Who Live on Islands Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rose Lu
Editor: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 1776562682
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All Who Live on Islands by Rose Lu Summary

All Who Live on Islands introduces a bold new voice in New Zealand literature. In these intimate and entertaining essays, Rose Lu takes us through personal history—a shopping trip with her Shanghai-born grandparents, her career in the Wellington tech industry, an epic hike through the Himalayas—to explore friendship, the weight of stories told and not told about diverse cultures, and the reverberations of our parents' and grandparents' choices. Frank and compassionate, Rose Lu's stories illuminate the cultural and linguistic questions that migrants face, as well as what it is to be a young person living in 21st-century Aotearoa New Zealand.

The Fall of the Human Empire

The Fall of the Human Empire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles-Edouard Bouée
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1472971795
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The Fall of the Human Empire by Charles-Edouard Bouée Summary

Machines that are smarter than people? A utopian dream of science-fiction novelists and Hollywood screenwriters perhaps, but one which technological progress is turning into reality. Two trends are coming together: exponential growth in the processing power of supercomputers, and new software which can copy the way neurons in the human brain work and give machines the ability to learn. Smart systems will soon be commonplace in homes, businesses, factories, administrations, hospitals and the armed forces. How autonomous will they be? How free to make decisions? What place will human beings still have in a world controlled by robots? After the atom bomb, is artificial intelligence the second lethal weapon capable of destroying mankind, its inventor? The Fall of the Human Empire traces the little-known history of artificial intelligence from the standpoint of a robot called Lucy. She – or it? – recounts her adventures and reveals the mysteries of her long journey with humans, and provides a thought-provoking storyline of what developments in A.I. may mean for both humans and robots.