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1080 Recipes

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ISBN: 9780714848365
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Phaidon Press - October 1st, 2007

From the publisher who brought us The Silver Spoon ("the Italian Joy of Cooking"), comes 1080 Recipes, by Simone and Inez Ortega which may rightly be described as "the Spanish Silver Spoon." The title gives a clear indication of the book's scope and size. Besides being huge, it is simply the definitive book on Spanish home cooking and has been Spain's bestselling cookbook for over 30 years. Includes 200 colorful and whimsical illustrations. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

The Sled Book

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ISBN: 9781594850691
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Published: Mountaineers Books - September 1st, 2007

Flying downhill does not have to be done on two feet. A sitting position or even belly-first works fine. And you can enjoy a face full of snow without doing a faceplant. All with the right equipment. This is the book about that beautiful piece of equipment. It's the perfect wintertime gift. With chapters like Building a Better Sled, Sleds Through the Ages and Apres Sled, this charming and rustic (and well-priced) little book is nostalgic, practical and delightful. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


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ISBN: 9780810993914
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - December 1st, 2007

When I recommend an art book featuring only sheepfolds found in northwest England, you might be skeptical. When I mention Andy Goldworthy, you might be very enthusiastic. The British artist has for decades been creating gorgeous, description-defying art from natural and found materials. His latest book, Enclosure, features a rich array of works all relating to sheep and the stone structures that for centuries have been used to shelter them. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

Maps: Finding Our Place in the World

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By James R. Akerman (Editor), Jr. Karrow, Robert W. (Editor), John McCarter (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780226010755
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 15th, 2007

Cartography enthusiasts have enjoyed several good new books to suit their interests in the last couple of years. This season there is an especially beautiful and comprehensive book for all serious lovers of maps and atlases. According to publisher University of Chicago Press, Maps: Finding Our Place in the World, edited by James Akerman and Robert Karrow, features the "widest range of maps ever considered in one volume." This gorgeous monograph is rich and diverse in its handling of time periods, environments and cultures. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

A Crooked Kind of Perfect

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ISBN: 9780152066086
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - April 6th, 2009

Ten-year-old Zoe Elias dreams of playing the piano at Carnegie Hall but she needs a piano. Her well meaning parents give her an organ...with rhythm switches. Zoe endures lessons from a ginger ale swilling organ instructor as she prepares to compete at the Perform-O-Rama. A Crooked Kind of Perfect (ages 9-12), by Montpelier author Linda Urban, is very funny and will introduce young readers to those wonderful and awful songs of the 1970's. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds

Amazing Rare Things

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ISBN: 9780979845628
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Published: Kales Press - September 29th, 2009

For the omnivorous mind on your list, the perfect book is Amazing Rare Things: The Art of Natural History in the Age of Discovery by (none other than) David Attenborough, et al. A brilliant commingling of art, history and science, this spectacular volume focuses on artistic representation of plants and animals from the 15th through the mid-18th centuries. Early depictions of New World flora and fauna, as well as numerous illustrations by da Vinci and Mark Catesby are included. ~ Reviewed by Stan Hynds


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