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100 Fondant Animal Cake Toppers
(Wire Coil/Wire Combination)
A thorough guide to making a menagerie of charming fondant creatures. Fondant-decorated cakes are an important part of today's celebrations and now more than ever, bakers are choosing to make specialty cakes at home. 100 Fondant Animal Cake Toppers is a practical guide to making charming fondant toppers for any occasion. Straightforward instruction and hundreds of step-by-step photographs make it easy for both expert and beginner bakers. The introduction explains all of the essential techniques and describes the materials used, along with recipes for all of the cakes, fillings, frostings and fondants used in the book. The 50 projects are presented with these features for easy reference: Boxes show materials used, tools needed and colors used. Concise text explains step by step how to make the topper by shaping and assembling the parts. Each animal is presented in an "exploded" view showing the individual components and how they fit together. Helpful features include tips for extra decoration, close-up photographs to show detail work and a photograph of the final creation. 100 Fondant Animal Cake Toppers features whimsical decorations for every kind of celebration, including a panda bear munching on bamboo, cuddly teddy bears, a mouse with a piece of cheese, a fluffy lamb, a freckled turtle and colorful clownfish. 100 Fondant Animal Cake Toppers is an essential, easy-to-use guide to creating delightful decorations that will never fail to impress.
100 Nature Hot Spots in British Columbia: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places
100 Nature Hot Spots in British Columbia is a beautifully illustrated guidebook that explores this province's remarkable splendor and natural diversity. Each entry includes a descriptive destination profile, beautiful four-color photographs and at-a-glance information about special features and their locations.The hot spots are divided into six chapters -- Vancouver Island and the Coast; Central British Columbia; Lower Mainland; Okanagan, Similkameen and the Surrounding Area; Kootenay Region; and Northern British Columbia.
1000 Ideas for Color Schemes: The Ultimate Guide to Making Colors Work
Getting color right can transform your home, your wedding and your look. But how do you combine colors without them clashing? And how can you check if a color scheme works before you paint your kitchen or buy that pair of shoes? This inspirational and practical book contains 126 beautiful color palettes that will make choosing the right colors easy.• Features over 1000 ideas for combining color in every aspect of your life, from home decor and cake decorating, to fashion and wedding celebrations.• Divided into major color groups, each section explores a range of hues, from primary brights to subtle pastels• Beautifully illustrated and easy to navigate this book will make color work for you every time
1000 Juices, Green Drinks and Smoothies
1000 Juices, Green Drinks and Smoothies is the ultimate guide to juicing, with 100 foundation juices and 900 variations. It provides all of the essential information on equipment, fruit and vegetable ingredients and their health benefits, dairy products and non-dairy alternatives, sugar substitutes, nuts and seeds, flavorings, and supplements and additives.The book contains seven chapters, with each base recipe having at least two variations. There are also handy tips, notes on health benefits and suggestions for special diets.
1000 Sauces, Dips and Dressings
An essential kitchen resource for all cooks. 1000 Sauces, Dips and Dressings provides all the guidance, inspiration and recipes needed to lift meals, desserts, snacks and more to new heights of deliciousness. The variety of recipes makes this beautifully illustrated cookbook a countertop essential for all cooks, from novices to the experienced and adventurous. As well, making sauces, dips and dressings at home from fresh ingredients reduces the amount of processed foods we consume and frees up a lot of shelf space, too. Homemade sauces with fresh ingredients can be especially beneficial for restricted diets. The first three chapters explain the theory behind how sauces were invented and the five mother sauces of French cuisine (Bechamel, Veloute, Espagnole, Hollandaise, Tomato) with lots of helpful information and guidance on equipment, techniques and ingredients. Each category has 16 pages of recipes with step-by-step instruction, serving suggestions, portion sizes and helpful tips. White Sauces: Pecorino, Gruyere and mustard, Dolcelatte, Onion Light Stock-Based Sauces: Marsala, White wine jus, Shiitake mushroom, Lemon piccata Brown Stock-Based Sauces: Mustard, Chili, Espagnole Emulsified Sauces: Mayonnaise, Aioli, Beurre blanc, Noisette Cream Sauces: Saffron, Lemon and tarragon, Cider and mustard Fruit Sauces: Apple, Cranberry with port, Plum, Orange and honey Tomato Sauces: Classic tomato, Puttanesca, Pizzaiola, Red mole Pesto Sauces: Pesto alla Genovese, Spicy pumpkin seed Barbeque Sauces: Kansas City, Memphis sweet and sour, Apple barbecue Creamy Dips: Piquant horseradish, Lemon and dill, Hot Cajun Salsas: Peach with lime juice and honey, Mango, Pico de gallo Fusion and Asian Sauces: Black bean, Wasabi and pickled ginger, Fusion curry, Honey peanut Oil and Vinegar: Cilantro lime, Smoked paprika, Tarragon Creamy Dressings: Caesar, Green Goddess, Yogurt and chive, Creamy Italian, Cocktail sauce Sweet Dessert Sauces: Sticky toffee, Raspberry coulis, Chocolate fudge, Lemon and Cream, Strawberry mint, Chocolate orange. Over 400 full-color photographs, helpful conversion charts and an ingredients directory round out the comprehensive package.
101 Things for Kids to Do on a Rainy Day
Just because it's raining doesn't mean you can just sit there staring at the screen, you know. Not when you could be indoor camping, setting up a living room obstacle course, holding a butter-making race, building a doll's house, learning magic tricks, crating your own jigsaw, exploding a volcano, mixing up bath paints, playing hands-free ping-pong, growing a scrap garden (and 91 more utterly amazing ideas).
110 Nature Hot Spots in Manitoba and Saskatchewan: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places
Nelson, Jenn Smith
110 Nature Hot Spots in Manitoba and Saskatchewan is a beautifully illustrated guidebook that explores the natural splendor and remarkable recreation of these diverse provinces. Each entry includes a descriptive destination profile, beautiful photographs and at-a-glance information about special features, locations and available activities and amenities. Both provinces are divided into three chapters -- south, central and north -- and feature Special Interest sections to help readers craft their adventures based on their interests and discover even more hot spots.
125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta: The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places
A guide to the best places in Alberta to connect with the natural world.Since the first travelers visited the hot springs in Banff during the railway era of tourism, Alberta has been a compelling destination for visitors worldwide. Banff became Canada's first national park in 1885 and it remains one of the most popular destinations in the nation with towering mountain peaks, massive glaciers, impossibly blue lakes and abundant wildlife. The mountain parks are just one part of a province that is filled with spectacular landscapes. Canada's fourth largest province is also blessed with thick forests, sparkling lakes and mysterious badlands that conceal the fossilized remains of dinosaurs.125 Nature Hot Spots in Alberta is a reader-friendly guidebook that explores this remarkable splendor and natural diversity. Organized by region, each hot spot entry includes a descriptive destination profile, a colour photograph and a sidebar of at-a-glance information about special features and location.
200 Tips for De-cluttering: Room by Room, Including Outdoor Spaces and Eco Tips (200 Home Ideas)
Quartino, Daniela Santos
Household clutter is often caused by a lack of storage or the poor use of existing storage. Room-by-room, 200 Tips for De-cluttering addresses many typical storage problems - from clothing in the bedroom to gadgets in the kitchen to toys in the living room to newspapers, magazines and remote controls in the family room. For each challenge, the author offers useful solutions that are easy to put into action right away. Color photographs show the beautiful and orderly results of de-cluttering, and helpful captions describe the design features and storage solutions that hide the messiness of life and help keep everything neat and tidy. The projects range from a "kitchen garage" to store small appliances to movable walls that increase a room's versatility.
202 Outstanding City House Ideas
Couto, Manel Gutierrez
An architect or homeowner who is tackling a project is confronted with thousands of new styles and materials to consider when designing, renovating or building a house. However, a project in an urban setting has additional considerations. It must take into account limited lot size, height restrictions, parking, proximity to employment and recreation, and in many cases, neighborhood aesthetic. Thanks to the creativity of outstanding architects and designers, as well as exciting innovations in technology and construction, there is an unprecedented number of options.202 Outstanding City House Ideas is packed with ideas for creating that dream city home. It is illustrated with more than 600 photographs and 200 detailed floor plans of a selection of city houses from every continent. Each house is presented over several double-page spreads of descriptive text, color and black and white photographs, house plans and elevations, plus details on location, architect and date of construction. A directory of architect and designer contact information, including websites, rounds out this comprehensive resource.
202 Outstanding Modern Interior Designs
202 Outstanding Modern Interior Designs is a lushly illustrated resource that will inform and inspire homeowners and designers. More than 800 full-color photographs of the world's most beautiful interiors showcase modern design at its very best.
300 Astronomical Objects
300 Astronomical Objects is a handy and comprehensive reference to the most interesting celestial objects. It takes readers on a photographic tour through the galaxy, from its solar core to its outer limits, stopping to view all the highlights and give the very latest data about the universe. Convenient sidebars with each entry provide up-to-date facts and figures on every object, including mass, magnitude, density, radius, rotation period, and surface and core temperatures. An annotated cross-section of the object enhances this information, and a full-color photograph brings the object to life. Additional spreads bring together and explain related objects and phenomena. For example, the corresponding pages for the sun include solar power, sunspots and solar flares. Others examples include: Mercury and its surface The asteroid belt and 433 Eros Jupiter and its moons, including Io, Europa and Callista Uranus and its rings and moons, including Ariel and Titania Outer belts and comets, such as Halley's comet, and the Deep Impact mission Space telescopes, including the International Space Station. 300 Astronomical Objects is a beautiful and handy reference for the amateur astronomer.
300 Tips for Painting and Decorating: Tips, Techniques and Trade Secrets
Everything needed for trouble-free makeover projects and creative home maintenance.In this practical manual, a professional decorator shares hundreds of her personal tips, techniques and trade secrets that will guide homeowners in attractive decorating and regular maintenance tasks, from repainting a ceiling to finding and fixing energy-sucking drafts. These are the how-to's, the wisdom and the time-saving shortcuts that do-it-yourself homeowners will appreciate for years to come.While the book is designed for beginners planning their first-ever home makeover, more experienced homeowners will find tips and tricks to make their work easier, too. Clear instructions and lots of illustrations demystify all key aspects of every task. There are also handy checklists, tables and diagrams.The main focus is on decorating with paint, wallpaper and tile, and includes all aspects of surface preparation, application of materials, estimating quantities, using tools, cleaning up and much more. The straightforward ideas and useful tips will achieve a professional-standard result and avoid costly mistakes. Any project can have unexpected challenges, so the author has provided fix-it solutions for common problems.The six chapters (Tools and Equipment; Walls; Ceilings; Doors; Windows; and Be Prepared and Essential Maintenance) are comprehensive, covering every project the home decorator may face.
365 Incredible Animals
Each page in this book features a color photograph of a member of the Animal Kingdom. It may be a mammal, a reptile or amphibian, an insect, a bird, a fish or a mysterious ocean creature. It might be enormous like an elephant or tiny like a spider. There are newborns, infants and adults. It could be fighting or eating, running or sleeping, alone or with its littermates or herd. There are mysterious close-ups to identify. And much more. Concise text identifies the animals and describes the scene.
50 Super Bowls: The Greatest Moments of the Biggest Game in Sports
From its inauspicious beginnings as "The First World Championship Game between the AFL and NFL" in 1967 to the raucous worldwide cultural event that was Super Bowl 50, Allan Maki and Dave Naylor count down the greatest moments in each staging of the first 50 Super Bowls.Be it Joe Namath's guaranteed victory in Super Bowl III or the Miami Dolphins' perfect ending in Super Bowl VII or David Tyree's helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII, all the iconic moments are recounted here, and more!MVP performances and game-changing plays are all included in this action packed book, filled with photos, informative stat boxes and essays that deliver a complete picture of how the biggest game in sports played out, year by year.One-name heroes like Brady, Montana and Bradshaw share top billing with lesser-known, big-time contributors, like: Max McGee, Timmy Smith and Rod Martin. And what compendium of Super Bowl stories would be complete without a mention of the media moments, famous commercials and controversial plays that sometimes shared center stage with the on-field heroics?From the highest highs to the lowest lows, Maki and Naylor cover it all in 50 Super Bowls.
500 Butterflies: From Around the World
This colorful and up-to-date guide features 500 species, subspecies and forms of butterfly from all continents and from a wide array of climatic regions. Stunning color images of butterflies, frequently in their natural habitat, complement the author's authoritative text and his personal observations of Lepidoptera in the wild. Adult butterflies, and on occasion their caterpillars, are illustrated.
Alligator & Crocodile Rescue: Changing The Future For Endangered Wildlife
Loathed for their dining habits and adored for their skins, alligators and crocodiles were hunted almost to extinction. But thanks to some creative conservation efforts, their status has improved dramatically. Even so, they are still at risk: eight species remain on the endangered list, and some hover on the edge of extinction. In Alligator and Crocodile Rescue, you'll meet people from around the world who are helping to ensure a future for these living links to dinosaurs.
Always Change a Losing Game: Winning Strategies for Work, Home and Health (5th Edition)
Always Change a Losing Game has been published widely and continues to be popular and useful. Whether readers are dealing with compulsive eating, addiction, a growing family, an unhappy relationship or an unsatisfying job, or have a seemingly insurmountable challenge ahead of them, Dr. Posen provides practical guidelines that will help them change their losing habits and become happy.Now updated for our fast and stressful times, the book is written in everyday language to make it easy and reassuring. The connection to sports is understandable for readers thinking about their health, relationships, problem solving, self-esteem and productivity. Always Change a Losing Game explains how to make changes when important segments of their life -- work, relationships, family -- are not working out. But like all games, there has to be a plan, and it starts by changing the rules and focusing on three key areas.• Awareness -- Be aware of the game you already playing. Is it working? What are the common losing games? How do I recognize one? Be aware of mind traps and the power of beliefs. Look at how you behave.• Choice -- Change your thinking. Choose your focus. Keep and use your sense of humor. Choose your lifestyle. Take breaks. Pick your behavior. Find a support system. If it's not working, stop doing it. Understand why people don't solve problems.• Permission -- Give yourself permission to change. Make it happen.David Posen uses real-life stories of ordinary people (including himself) and everyday situations to show why change is necessary, beneficial and achievable.
Amazing Optical Illusions
A child's introduction to the world of optical illusions.Optical illusions are a window into how the brain perceives. Part of the fun is being fully aware that you're being tricked, fooled and misled. This collection of illusions will definitely do that!Amazing Optical Illusions features thirty of the most fascinating images guaranteed to dazzle the eye and trick the mind. It includes examples of every type of optical illusion:• Ground/field reversal images where one shape switches into another and back again• Escher's Impossible Crate• Eternal spirals and dazzling graphic patterns• Enigmatic designs and hidden figures• Baffling shapes that change before your eyes.The illusions are rendered in photography, artwork and the latest computer imaging. Each illusion is explained in clear language for young readers.Amazing Optical Illusions is a child's exciting introduction to the world's most startling optical illusions. It is a fascinating collection that will have all ages wondering exactly what they are seeing.
An Egyptian Tomb (The Tomb of Nebamun)
Who was Nebamum? Nearly 3,500 years ago, his body was buried in a hillside tomb in Egypt. Beautiful pictures were painted on the walls. What are the stories behind the paintings? And what mysteries are buried in the tomb? The secrets of Nebamum's burial chamber, and how it was built and decorated, tell the remarkable story of one man's life in ancient Egypt and his wish for a happy afterlife.
Anatomy of Exercise For 50+: A Trainer's Guide to Staying Fit Over Fifty
Liebman, Hollis Lance
A new addition to the best-selling series, for the burgeoning over 50 population. Studies abound confirming what we all know: use it or lose it. Exercise of any kind has a profound positive effect on health, longevity, disease prevention and a sense of well-being. The exercises in Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ will support good health at any age, but for those over fifty they can help in the prevention of age-related problems like joint mobility, balance and fatigue, as well as medical conditions like heart disease, colon cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, arthritis and Alzheimer's. Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ follows the successful format of the "Anatomy of" books - Anatomy of Exercise, Anatomy of Muscle Building, Anatomy of Yoga - which have together sold more than 100,000 copies. Their revolutionary approach is the combination of photographs and lifelike anatomical drawings that reveal in colorful detail exactly which muscles are engaged and benefitting from each exercise. The book's organization allows the user to approach the exercise according to his or her needs or by the type of exercise. The contents are: Introduction: Staying Fit at Any Age Full-Body Anatomy Warm-Ups Stretches Upper-Body Exercises Core Strengthening Exercises Core Stabilizing Exercises Healthy Back Exercises Lower-Body Exercises Yoga-Based Exercises Swiss Ball Exercises. Those who want to take control of their health (at whatever age), fitness trainers, physiotherapists, and activity managers in community care facilities, retirement homes and nursing homes will find Anatomy of Exercise for 50+ an instructive and practical resource.
Anatomy of Exercise for Longevity: A Trainer's Guide to a Long and Healthy Life
Liebman, Hollis Lance
A recent study by Brigham and Women's Hospital and the National Cancer Institute found a direct relationship between levels of physical activity and increased longevity, regardless of body weight. The results revealed that walking briskly for just 11 minutes per day was associated with a gain of 1.8 years of life expectancy, compared with doing no such activity. Walking briskly for 43 minutes a day was associated with a gain of 4.5 years! Facts like this make it hard for almost anyone resisting exercise to find a reasonable excuse.Anatomy of Exercise for Longevity: A Trainer's Guide to a Long and Healthy Life is the latest addition to a best-selling series and the ideal guide to approaching and maintaining physical activity beginning at any age.The Anatomy of... books are revolutionary for their accessibility and insight into how different muscles of the body actually work during exercise. As such, they meet a variety of amateur and professional needs. In all, the series' ten titles have sold more than 250,000 copies in North America. This new book will perhaps be the most enthusiastically received. After all, everyone wants to live longer. The features are:• Full-body anatomy illustrations, front and back• Full-color photographs of exercises• Annotated full-color anatomical illustrations for all exercises• Identification of active, stabilizing and benefiting muscles• Concise how-to instructions for each exercise• Level-of-difficulty modifications• "Best For" information boxes• Safety tips boxes• Glossary of anatomical terms.No other exercise book provides such rich detail tailored to the general reader. Approachable, non-judgmental and accessible, it is the ideal resource for anyone who wants to live a long, healthy and active life-- and don't we all?
Anatomy of Exercise for Women: A Trainer's Guide to Exercise for Women
Purcell, Lisa (Edt)
Women are joining gyms and running in marathons in record numbers. They are also learning about the preventive effect of exercise on diseases and conditions, including depression, heart disease, osteoporosis, dementia and breast cancer. Anatomy of Exercise for Women provides women of all ages with exercise programs that will bring great benefits in physical fitness, psychological well-being and meeting the challenges of daily life. Like all of the books in the series, this title contains: Detailed, full-color anatomical illustrations for all the exercises Annotations identifying the active and stabilizing muscles Concise how-to instructions for each exercise Identification of the specific muscles that benefit the most from each exercise Suggested modifications for different levels of difficulty A glossary of anatomical terms. Exercises are presented individually and then also in pre-designed workouts that let women focus on what they want most to improve: Leaner Legs, Thighs and Glutes; Arm Toner; Core Strength and Stability; All-Over Toner; and Working the Waistline. The Beginner's and Back to Basics Workouts are excellent overall programs. Stretching exercises help to alleviate stress and fatigue, improve posture and increase flexibility.
Anatomy of Exercise: A Trainer's Inside Guide to Your Workout
Anatomy of Exercise is revolutionary for its insights into how different muscles of the body actually work during exercise. The book is organized by body area and shows common sequences in the progression of a typical workout. Lifelike anatomical illustrations demonstrate each exercise and reveal in colorful detail exactly which muscles are engaged, which are being conditioned and how those muscles respond. No other book provides such rich detail tailored to the general reader. Beginners, those already committed to exercise, competing athletes, trainers, coaches, physiotherapists, massage therapists and the many others involved in fitness will find Anatomy of Exercise fascinating, instructive and practical.
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