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Carol Danvers was just a girl from the Boston suburbs until a chance encounter with a Kree hero gave her incredible super-powers. Now, she's a leader in the Avengers and the commander of Alpha Flight. But what if there were more to the story? When crippling anxiety attacks put her on the side lines in the middle of a fight, Carol finds herself reliving memories of a life she thought was far behind her. You can't outrun where you're from - and sometimes, you have to go home again. But there are skeletons in Captain Marvel's closet - and what she discovers will change her world.

Spark Joy

An Illustrated Guide to the Japanese Art of Tidying

by ( Jan, 2017 )
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Marie Kondo will help you declutter your life with her new major Netflix series Organise the World with Marie Kondo, coming soonSpark Joy is an in-depth, line illustrated, room-by-room guide to decluttering and organising your home, from bedrooms and kitchens to bathrooms and living rooms as well as a wide range of items in different categories, including clothes, photographs, paperwork, books, cutlery, cosmetics, shoes, bags, wallets and valuables. Charming line drawings explain how to properly organise drawers, wardrobes, cupboards and cabinets. The illustrations also show Ms Kondo’s unique folding method, clearly showing how to fold anything from shirts, trousers and jackets to skirts, socks and bras. The secret to Marie Kondo’s unique and simple KonMari tidying method is to focus on what you want to keep, not what you want to get rid of. Ask yourself if something ‘sparks joy’ and suddenly it becomes so much easier to understand if you really need it in your home and your life. When you surround yourself with things you love you will find that your whole life begins to change. Marie Kondo’s first book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying, presents her unique tidying philosophy and introduces readers to the basics of her KonMari method. It has already transformed the homes and lives of millions of people around the world. Spark Joy is Marie Kondo’s in-depth tidying masterclass, focusing on the detail of how to declutter and organise your home.

The Fast 800

How to combine rapid weight loss and intermittent fasting for long-term health

by ( Dec, 2018 )
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Five years ago with The Fast Diet, Dr Michael Mosley started a health revolution, telling the world about the incredible power of intermittent fasting. Since then, science has told us a whole lot more, and in The Fast 800 he brings you the ultimate guide to fasting, weight loss and long-term good health, and the magic number of calories: 800. If you are one of the millions of followers of The Fast Diet, or have seen the power of The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet in preventing and reversing type 2 diabetes, then you will know what fasting can do for your health. In The Fast 800, Michael consolidates all the new science - drawing on both the astonishing results of Professor Roy Taylor's pioneering DiRECT study at Newcastle University (UK), which proves The Fast 800 methodology, and on Michael's own pool of data and case studies. The result is an easy-to-follow new programme built around a more manageable 800-calorie Fasting Day - whether that's 800 calories every day until you achieve your goals, or 800 calories twice a week. Working with his personal rationale that he always proves his plans work, Michael puts on 10% of his body weight - about 8kg - then demonstrates how quickly he can shed it using The Fast 800. In his own `Supersize Me' experiment, he documents what the extra weight does to his blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels, hunger hormones, gut bacteria - and how his overall health improves drastically.

The Adventures of Tintin Boxset

Complete Paperback Slipcase

by ( Dec, 2018 )
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For the first time, you can own all 23 stories in The Adventures of Tintin series in this fantastic boxed set. This is the perfect present for Tintin fans of all ages. Stories included in the set: Tintin in the Land of the Soviets Tintin in America Cigars of the Pharaoh The Blue Lotus The Broken Ear The Black Island King Ottokar's Sceptre The Crab with the Golden Claws The Shooting Star The Secret of the Unicorn Red Rackham's Treasure The Seven Crystal Balls Prisoners of the Sun Land of Black Gold Destination Moon Explorers on the Moon The Calculus Affair The Red Sea Sharks Tintin in Tibet The Castafiore Emerald Flight 714 to Sydney Tintin and the Picaros Tintin and Alph-Art
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When it comes to sport, Australians are mad. Completely, irrationally insane. It's the closest thing we have to a culture. From Don Bradman's singular focus to Steven Bradbury's heroic not falling over, sport has shaped our sense of self. But how did we get here? Part history, part social commentary and a lot of nonsense, Titus O'Reily, Australia's least insightful sports writer, explains. Covering Australian Rules, League, Union, soccer, cricket, the Olympics and much more, Titus tackles the big topics, like: How not to cheat the salary cap The importance of kicking people in the shins The many shortcomings of the English Titus takes you through the characters, the pub meetings, the endless acronyms, the corruption and the alarming number of footballers caught urinating in public. Sport is important - gloriously stupid, but important. To understand Australia you must understand its sporting history. With this guide you sort of, kind of, will.
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The idea for this book is simple. In the year when Australian cricketers have colluded to nakedly cheat, when attendance rates for all of soccer, rugby union and rugby league have either drifted or roared south, there is an obvious disaffection with modern sport and all the grubbiness that has come with it. Over the last 30 odd years, in articles and books, Peter FitzSimons has tried, among other things, to capture the best, most inspiring, and most heart-warming tales of sports, together with profiling the characters who gave us that magic - or at the very least, engaged us. One thing that became apparent over the years was that there was frequently more reaction for stories about unknowns, and golden greats of yesteryear rather than the modern big bird professionals. Fair Go, Sport is what he regards as the best of such tales. Most, but not all, are Australian based. Ideally, they represent the best of sport, or at least the most alluring, and inspirational, before the 'serious-ification' of the whole shebang started to squeeze the life out of it, on so many different levels at once. This is Fitzy at his passionate best. He reminds us that there really are good guys in sport, and that fair play still exists.

Fedegraphica

A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer

by ( May, 2018 )
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UPDATED EDITION Roger Federer's incredible 2017 comeback - which saw him winning Grand Slams in his mid-thirties and reaching new heights most had thought impossible - has confirmed his place in the history books as the greatest male tennis player of all time. In this innovative graphic biography, Federer's tennis is explored like never before: stunning graphics illustrate his serving patterns and superb footwork, detail the spin and speed of his shots, as well as showcase his astonishing records - no man has won more majors, or spent more weeks as the world number one. Drawing on Mark Hodgkinson's conversations with the Swiss and exclusive interviews with those closest to him, this is the ultimate celebration of the genius of Roger Federer.

Crossing The Line

How Australian Cricket Lost its Way

by ( Oct, 2018 )
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`I'm not proud of what's happened. Y'know, it's not within the spirit of the game.' Steve Smith was not to know it at Cape Town on 24 March 2018, but he was addressing his last press conference as captain of the Australian cricket team. By the next day morning he would be swept from office by a tsunami of public indignation involving even the prime minister. In a unique admission, Smith confessed to condoning a policy of sandpapering the cricket ball in a Test against South Africa. He, the instigator David Warner and their agent Cameron Bancroft returned home to disgrace and to lengthy bans. The crisis plunged Australian cricket into a bout of unprecedented soul searching, with Cricket Australia yielding to demands for reviews of the cricket team and of itself to restore confidence in their `culture'. In Crossing the Line, Gideon Haigh conducts his own cultural review - `less official and far cheaper but genuinely independent'. Studying the cricket team across a decade of radical change, he finds an accident waiting to happen, and a system struggling to cope with self-created challenges, on the field and in the boardroom. And he wonders: is there even any longer a spirit of the game to be within? Crossing the Line is the first instalment in Slattery Media Group's Sports Shorts collection, a new series of sports essays published as small-format books. Sports Shorts has been created as a home for ambitious, lively and engaging writing and journalism on sport-work of a scale and scope not suited to the confines of day-to-day journalism. Every instalment will illuminate or entertain, all the while fitting into your back pocket on the way to the game.

The Instant Cricket Library

An Imagined Anthology

by ( Nov, 2018 )
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In Dan Liebke's debut cricket book, The Instant Cricket Library, you'll find excerpts from a number of remarkable cricket books, none of which you've ever read before-because none of them actually existed. There's I, Pad, Shane Watson's infamous manifesto arguing that the LBW Law should be abolished. There's Out of My Ed, in which you'll discover the truth about the real Ed Cowan. There's a Banner-Man comic book, a Mitch Marsh play, and much more. They're all part of the Instant Cricket Library. Imagine a world after a complete societal collapse. A big collapse, like Australia on a raging Chennai turner. In this dystopian future, all of the world's cricket books have been destroyed. Nothing remains, not even the Steve Waugh autobiographies, which were previously believed to be impervious not just to casual readers, but to all known forms of physical damage. And yet, a hardy group of researchers search desperately for hints of what might have been lost. A title here. A snippet of text there. A tattered cover somewhere else. They gather all the clues they've discovered of the lost world of cricketing literature, and enter them into a hastily constructed supercomputer. Finally, with a burst of makeshift artificial intelligence, they extrapolate from those fragments and regenerate a complete cricket library in an instant. This instant cricket library is a marvel of resourcefulness, and a glorious tribute to the ingenuity and determination of humanity, even when faced with the most nightmarish and cricketless of futures. Just because a cricket book never existed doesn't mean it's not worth reading.
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Who had the greatest dunk of all time? Which version of Michael Jordan was the best Michael Jordan? What is allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball and Other Things takes readers through the most pivotal and ridiculous fan disputes in basketball history, providing arguments and answers to basketball's greatest questions, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that all NBA fans have considered, from the classics (Which years was Kobe at his best?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). With incredible art from Arturo Torres, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball's greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends.

Waste Not

Make a Big Difference by Throwing Away Less

by ( Jul, 2018 )
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'This is a much-needed guidebook from a true agent of change.' Sarah Wilson We need to talk about waste. Shrink-wrapped vegies, disposable coffee cups, clothes and electronics designed to be upgraded every year: we are surrounded by stuff that we often use once and then throw away. Each year Australian households produce enough rubbish to fill a three-bedroom home, including thousands of dollars worth of food and an ever-increasing amount of plastic, which takes hundreds of years to break down and often ends up in our oceans or our food chain. But what to do about such a huge problem? Is it just the price we pay for the conveniences of modern life? What if it were possible to have it both ways - to live a modern life with less waste? That's where Erin Rhoads, aka The Rogue Ginger, comes in. Erin went from eating plastic-packaged takeaway while shopping online for fast fashion, to becoming one of Australia's most popular eco-bloggers. Erin knows that small changes can have a big impact. In Waste Notshe shares everything she's learnt from her own funny, inspiring - and far-from-perfect - journey to living with less waste.

Scraps, Peels, and Stems

Recipes and Tips for Rethinking Food Waste at Home

by ( Sep, 2018 )
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All across the country, food processors, grocers, restaurants, and regular folks throw away perfectly edible food. In fact, every month nearly twenty pounds of food per person is thrown out in the United States, and we consumers are the worst offenders. However, the good news is that it's easy to reduce waste--while saving money and eating healthier too! Scraps, Peels, and Stems is a comprehensive and accessible guide to how you can reduce food waste in your daily life. Food journalist Jill Lightner shows how to manage your kitchen for less waste through practical strategies, tips, and advice on food purchasing, prep, composting, and storage. From beef bones, Parmesan rinds, and broccoli stems to bruised apples and party leftovers, Jill explains what to do with unused food, and how to avoid the extras in the first place. With attitude, a sense of humor, and the acceptance that none of us are perfect, Jill helps all of us understand some of the larger social, economic, environmental, and agricultural issues around food and its exorbitant waste. Topics and features include: 70+ recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and drinks as well as items for your pantry Money-saving tips throughout Three levels of action for every topic, to help you figure out what's doable Composting and recycling tips Portioning to avoid leftovers on the plate Meal planning vs. freestyle cooking Grocery shopping and dining-out tactics Storage strategies for small, urban kitchens--and how to read expiration dates Insight into "nose to tail" and "root to stem" cooking trends Through clear advice, quick tips, useful techniques, and easy recipes, Scraps, Peels, and Stems shows how, by looking at the food waste we encounter in our daily lives, we can save money and make a difference.
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Discover the Swedish ethos of balanced living with this little book of Lagom. The Swedish concept of Lagom (pronounced "lah-gom") roughly translates to "not too little, not too much, just right." This charming book introduces readers to a new way of balanced living that promises happiness and sustainability in work and in life. Lagom provides simple solutions to juggle everyday priorities, reduce stress, eat well, and save money, with lessons on the importance of downtime, being outdoors, and Sweden's coffee break culture. Tips on removing clutter and creating a capsule wardrobe help readers achieve Sweden's famously clean and functional design aesthetic, while advice on going green and growing food gets their hands dirty. With seemingly endless financial, emotional, and environmental benefits, Lagom presents an accessible and all-encompassing lifestyle that is sure to inspire mindfulness, wellbeing, and contentment.
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Transform your home into a permanently clear and clutter-free space with the incredible KonMari Method. Japan's expert declutterer and professional cleaner Marie Kondo will help you tidy your rooms once and for all with her inspirational step-by-step method. The key to successful tidying is to tackle your home in the correct order, to keep only the things you really love and to do it all at once - and quickly., After that for the rest of your life you only need to choose what to keep and what to discard. The KonMari Method will not just transform your space. Once you have your house in order you will find that your whole life will change., You can feel more confident, you can become more successful, and you can have the energy and motivation to create the life you want. You will also have the courage to move on from the negative aspects of your life: you can recognise and finish a bad relationship; you can stop feeling anxious; you can finally lose weight. Marie Kondo's method is based on a 'once-cleaned, never-messy-again' approach., If you think that such a thing is impossible then you should definitely read this compelling book.
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The last thing Newborn Mothers need is another book. Endless experts and advice undermine your intuition and confidence. Information overload doesn't help when you feel isolated, exhausted and overwhelmed. What you really need is a hot cup of tea, a good night's sleep and a laundry fairy. (Sadly, these things can't fit inside a book!) But Newborn Mothers is about doing less, not more. It answers your real questions about the transformation to motherhood including... - Is baby brain real? Are you actually losing your mind? - You heard it takes a village to raise a child, but what does that look like in the 21st century? And how do you build yours? - You were told these are the best days of your life. Are you the only one finding it this hard? You planned for the birth, then realised those books and classes did nothing to prepare you for the rest of your life as a mother. Whether you are pregnant for the first time or your babies are growing up too fast, this book is your invitation to join a gentle, internal revolution in your heart and in your home. This book is a sanctuary for your birth as a mother. Free audiobook edition included!
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atomic habit (aAtomAic habAit) n. A small habit with big results. People say when you want to change your life, you need to think big- swap job, move house, change partner. But they're wrong. World-renowned habits expert James Clear has discovered a completely different way to transform your behaviour. He knows that lasting change comes from the compound effect of hundreds of tiny decisions - doing two push-ups a day, waking up five minutes early, or holding a single short phone call. He calls them atomic habits. In Atomic Habits, Clear delves into cutting-edge psychology to explain why your brain can amplify these small changes into huge consequences. He uncovers a handful of simple life hacks (the forgotten art of Habit Stacking, or the unexpected power of the Two Minute Rule), to show how you too turn minuscule shifts in behaviour into life-transforming outcomes. And he reveals a simple four-stage method that will let you build atomic habits into your day-to-day routine, starting now. These nuclear changes will have an explosive effect on your career, your relationships and your life.

Learning to See

A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America

by ( Jan, 2019 )
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At a time when women were supposed to keep the home fires burning, Dorothea Lange, creator of the most iconic photographs of the 20th century, dares to be different. Now, in this riveting new novel by the author of The Other Alcott, we see the world through her eyes...In 1918, a fearless twenty-two-year old arrives in bohemian San Francisco from the Northeast, determined to make her own way as an independent woman. Renaming herself Dorothea Lange she is soon the celebrated owner of the city's most prestigious and stylish portrait studio and wife of the talented but volatile painter, Maynard Dixon. By the early 1930s, as America's economy collapses, her marriage founders and Dorothea must find ways to support her two young sons single-handedly. Determined to expose the horrific conditions of the nation's poor, she takes to the road with her camera, creating images that inspire, reform, and define the era. And when the United States enters World War II, Dorothea chooses to confront another injustice-the incarceration of thousands of innocent Japanese Americans. Learning to See is a gripping account of the ambitious woman behind the camera who risked everything for art, activism, and love. But her choices came at a steep price...