The Sociology Book (Big Ideas Simply Explained)
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The Sociology Book
takes on some of humankind’s biggest questions: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals?
The Sociology Book profiles the world’s most renowned sociologists and more than 100 of their biggest ideas, including issues of equality, diversity, identity, and human rights; the effects of globalization; the role of institutions; and the rise of urban living in modern society
Easy to navigate and chock-full of key concepts, profiles of major sociological thinkers, and conversation starters galore, this is a must-have, in-a-nutshell guide to some of the most fascinating questions on earth.
The Sociology Book is part of the award-winning Big Ideas Simply Explained series, designed to distill big ideas and elusive theories into graspable, memorable concepts, using an approachable graphic treatment and creative typography.
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Little Book of Big Advice: Enlightening Ideas for Bellydance Professionals
by: Bellydance by Tava
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
Little Book of Big Advice: Enlightening Ideas for Bellydance Professionals is an essential read for dancers who may be considering a transformation from hobbyist to professional. Tava Naiyin, author and highly-accomplished bellydancer in NYC and CT, writes candidly about her experiences as an artist who has relied exclusively on dance-generated income for 10+ years. After receiving countless questions from budding dance professionals across the U.S., she compiled her answers and wrote this book to address what she perceived as possible gaps in training. This book cannot take the place of a mentor, however, it aims to promote industry standards and help bellydance artists determine if they have the right skills and circumstances to turn their passion into a career. Readers can expect information about costume purchasing and care, performance etiquette, general do’s and don’ts, how to get the most out of practice, staying inspired, juggling art vs. commerce and more. Ms. Naiyin’s bellydance colleagues and mentors weigh in to share their thoughts and resources on topics ranging from: how to find your own dance voice, keeping the dance flame lit and effective marketing strategies. Readers can expect inspiring and practical tidbits from top bellydancers Andrea (NY), Angelica Jordan (Quebec), Maria (CA), Riskallah Riyad (CT), Sira (NY) and Zaina (Globetrotter). Anyone who is considering a career in dance or the performing arts will come away with useful information to help them make informed choices and avoid costly mistakes. To learn more about Tava, visit BellydancebyTava.com
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History of Psychology: Ideas and Context
by: Brand: Pearson
Product rating: 3.8 with 6 reviews
A History of Psychology: Ideas & Context, 5/e, traces psychological thought from antiquity through early 21st century advances, giving students a thorough look into psychology’s origins and development. This title provides in-depth coverage of intellectual trends, major systems of thought, and key developments in basic and applied psychology.
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Something to Think About: Some Unbelievably Basic Ideas About Nutrition
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Have you ever thought that you were the only one to think there has to be another way to do this? Have you fallen victim to the commercialized products and medical recommendations even though you know this can’t be “it”? “Something to Think About” asks questions and provokes thoughts about Western culture and the continued ignorance in which we obey without questions. The book asks questions and provides thought-provoking articles that over thirty thousand people have already discovered online following NutritionLuke’s blogs.
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Creature Cookies: Step-by-Step Instructions and 80 Decorating Ideas You Can Do (Sweet Art)
by: Creative Publishing int’l
Product rating: 5.0 with 5 reviews
Let cookies be your new canvas! Now these sweet treats are also a creative outlet for imagination and arty crafting skills. Anyone can learn easy techniques for transforming plain cookies into little works of art following the step-by-step instructions and detailed photography found inside Sweet Art: Creature Cookies.
Beginning with the cookies themselves, best-selling author and reknowned sugar artist Autumn Carpenter gives you her favorite recipes with tried-and-true tips for baking cookies that are perfect for decorating. See amazing ways to use common cookie cutters to create cute animal shapes. Learn the basics and beyond of piping buttercream icing, decorating with fondant, decorating with run-sugar icing, and so much more.
Create over 80 different animal cookies. Discover many interesting ways to create textures for fur, feathers, or fish scales. Explore lots of possibilities for color combinations and blending. The creature cookies is this book represent all corners of the globe from earth, sea, and sky: safari, farm, forest, jungle, desert, lake, and ocean; even family pets!
“Once again the amazing Autumn Carpenter has pooled her creative genius in creating a new and exciting book. Creature Cookies features Autumn’s unique approach to fun, whimsical, and easy to create cookies. Written with easy to follow step-by-step instructions and full-color illustrations will make this book a must have for all cookie decorating enthusiasts.” – Chef Nicholas Lodge, Pastry Chef and Master Sugar Artist (Atlanta, Georgia)
“Autumn Carpenter has sugar running through her veins. She comes from a long line of industry leaders and committed sugar artists that have excelled both artistically and commercially. Her skill set is proven, techniques exhibit quality, and her tutorials are accurate telling the whole story. Definitely for the cute at heart!” – Kerry Vincent, International Cake Exploration Societe Hall of Fame 2004, Dessert Professional Hall of Fame 2010, Food Network Challenge judge and host of Save My Bakery
“Autumn Carpenter’s new book is a delight! The ideas are new and creative and the techniques are easy enough for anyone to master. This book would be a great gift for young or old!” – Colette Peters, Colette’s Cakes in New York City, author of five books on cakes and cake decorating, renowned educator, and recipient of multiple awards in the culinary arts
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