A GIRL’S GUIDE TO THE WILD is a companion book to Ruby McConnell’s beautiful and informative A WOMAN’S GUIDE TO THE WILD for young girls. In this upbeat, inspirational guide, Ruby emphasizes the importance of outdoor activity while imparting important and useful skills for girls who are new to nature. Tips and instructions are interspersed with inspiration stories of female outdoor pioneers, athletes, and achievers, offering exciting role models of active women. Through A GIRL’S GUIDE TO THE WILD McConnell hopes to improve the quality of girls’ outdoor time by increasing participation and independence, making them feel comfortable and safe, and giving them essential skills and knowledge.
Containing one hundred entertaining and informative essays from the popular public radio program under the same name, BIRDNOTE: CHIRPS, QUIRKS, AND CLOSE-UP STORIES OF 100 BIRDS, COMMON AND RARE is an illuminating volume for bird and nature lovers.
In this collection, editor Ellen Blackstone compiles the program’s best stories about our avian friends, each brief essay illuminating the life, habits, or songs of a particular bird. Why do geese fly in a V-formation? Why are worms so good for you—if you’re a robin? Which bird calls “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you all?” From wrens that nest in cactuses to gulls that have a strange red dot on their bills—these digestible and fascinating bird stories are a delightful window to the winged world.
For avid birders, radio fans, nature lovers, and curious novices alike, BIRDNOTE will not only educate readers about different bird species’ habitats and behaviors, but will also ultimately help readers to connect with the joy and wonder of nature.
Praise for BIRDNOTE:
“[BIRDNOTE has] a lively, conversational tone that makes for a quick and engaging read. Fans of the show and bird lovers of all ages will find much to enjoy in this book.” - Booklist
In HOW TO TASTE, Becky Selengut provides the home cook’s guide to understanding and mastering the essential flavors that underpin food: the acids and umami, the salt and the sweet, and more. Fans of THE ELEMENTS OF TASTE and THE FLAVOR BIBLE will love Selengut’s simple and delicious recipes and informed exploration of how to better taste and season food.
Advanced praise for HOW TO TASTE:
“Selengut explains the mysteries of human taste, not simply to offer scientific theory but to help both cooks and eaters to figure out how to improve their own discernment and appreciation of one of the most elusive and subjective of the five senses […]A wealth of accessible, practical information marks this as a singular achievement.” - Booklist, starred review
“I don’t want to spoil the experiments in Selengut’s new book, HOW TO TASTE, for they are fascinating, fun and sometimes super-surprising, as is the book itself […] [HOW TO TASTE is] a delightful, full-on geek out.” - The Seattle Times
“This book should be
your go-to guide in the kitchen. […] [Selengut’s] prose is witty, and the
science is presented at just the right level of food nerdiness.” - Seattle Magazine
Praise for previous titles by Becky Selengut:
“A delight to read and cook from, [SHROOM] is one of the most welcoming and unintimidating mushroom books to hit shelves in ages.” -Library Journal, starred review
“GOOD FISH […] deserves a spot in your kitchen.” –The Seattle Times
“[Selengut] is a smart and funny writer, [and] a talented and experienced chef. […] [GOOD FISH] needs to be on your shelf.” -Edible Seattle
“[GOOD FISH] makes eating sustainable seafood at home easier and tastier.” -Edible East Bay
For fans of Marie Kondo’s THE LIFE CHANGING MAGIC OF TIDYING UP, THE NEW MINIMALISM offers a holistic approach to decluttering. Home-design and minimalism masters Cary Fortin & Kyle Quilici provide a fresh perspective on the personality tendencies that impact clutter and offer guidance for how to declutter your space from an environmentally friendly and design-focused point of view.
A guide for anyone who is overwhelmed by household clutter, THE NEW MINIMALISM promises an opportunity for self-reflection and powerful personal transformation for lasting change. Fortin & Quilici help the reader to see why we’ve accumulated so much stuff in the first place, and give them instructions to transform their lives for the better.
Praise for NEW MINIMALISM:
these guidelines may finally provide the means necessary for those struggling
to live a clutter-free life.” - Library Journal
Telander Fortin and Kyle Louise Quilici […] offer practical, easy-to-adapt
strategies for decluttering and changing habits.” - Houzz
“NEW MINIMALISM […] [is] just the thing
to dive into as we seek inspiration for calm and order in the new year.” - San Francisco Chronicle
For fans of THE INSPIRED ROOM, THE YEAR OF COZY, and THE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT HOME, this book is all about beautifying your life inside and out. Organized room by room, MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME delves into what each room represents in our lives, and how we can feel at home in our spaces and in ourselves. You don’t have to have the perfect life or perfect home in order to infuse your space with your signature spark and creativity. Each chapter focuses on a specific room, and includes a personal essay from online curator and boho style maven Moorea Seal as well as DIY projects and drool-worthy looks into the homes and lives of a diverse set of creative women. Take an exclusive look at these beautiful personal spaces and learn how to make your own home a place for comfort and creativity.
Praise for MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME:
“[Moorea Seal] wants readers to find ways to invest in their homes through their own personal history and experiences…Seal’s new book, MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME, offers personal insights on how to thoughtfully decorate…within the home.” - Seattle Magazine
“A fresh view of design that gives amateurs
decorating ideas they can use in their own abodes.” - Library Journal
“A dash of self-help, a sprinkle of craft, plus
lifestyle tips and tricks seasoned with storytelling—Seal’s new book adds up to
a pretty package.” - BookPage
Flower fans and nature enthusiasts will fall in love with this charming art book from Instagram sensation Flora Forager (Bridget Beth Collins), featuring the best of her unique floral compositions created with botanical materials. Flora Forager creates images out of flower petals, leaves, stones, twigs, and other natural materials that she finds in her garden and in urban wild areas in her neighborhood. This intimate, lovely book collects her best pieces, including new, exlusive art, along with a peek into her creative process. Each artwork is accompanied by explanatory text on a facing page, including piece name, materials used, and a short, evocative description of the artist’s process and inspiration.
From James Beard Best Chef-nominee Rachel Yang, MY RICE BOWL is a cookbook with 75 recipes based on her deeply comforting Korean fusion cuisine, inspired by cultures from around the world.
As co-owner of several popular Seattle, Washington restaurants, Yang delights with her unique Korean-fusion—think noodles, dumplings, pickles, pancakes, and barbecue. Along with her husband, Seif Chirchi, Yang serves food that exemplifies cross-cultural cooking at its most gratifying. In the cookbook, you’ll find the restaurants’ kimchi recipe, of course, but there’s so much more – seaweed noodles with crab and crème fraîche, tahini-garlic grilled pork belly, fried cauliflower with miso bagna cauda, the ultimate Korean fried chicken, and more. There are rice bowls, too – with everything from lamb curry to charred shitake mushrooms – but this book goes way beyond bibimbap.
In many ways, this book, like Yang’s restaurants, is analogous to the rice bowl; underpinning everything is Yang’s childhood in Korea and the food memories it engrained in her. But on top you’ll taste of mosaic of flavors from across the globe, plus a dash of her culinary alma maters, Per Se and Alain Ducasse.
THE CO-PARENTING HANDBOOK is a practical manual for parents who are transitioning from being a married couple with children to being solely co-parents together. This guide helps parents to navigate difficult emotional terrain, create boundaries, and establish guidelines so that together they can be the parents their children deserve. Karen Bonnell helps parents confidently take on the challenges of raising children when they live in separate homes. Addressing parents’ questions about the emotional impact of separation, conflict, grief, and recovery, Bonnell skillfully provides a roadmap for all members of the family to constructively navigate through separation/divorce and beyond. Through practical and reassuring guidance, parents discover how to move on from being angry and hurt partners to constructive, successful co-parents who are able to put their children’s needs first.
Praise for THE CO-PARENTING HANDBOOK:
"[THE CO-PARENTING HANDBOOK] is thorough while also being concise and easy to understand. Kudos to the authors for taking such a big topic and making it accessible and applicable to real life." - Divorce Proofing
"THE CO-PARENTING HANDBOOK helps parents confidently tackle the tough road ahead together as a family." - ParentMap
“THE CO-PARENTING HANDBOOK contains the most powerful and important advice for any parent going through a divorce. If you are considering or starting down the divorce path, whether you are male or female, straight or gay, whether you have younger or older children, then this book is for you.” - Justin M. Sedell, principal attorney at Lasher Holzapfel Sperry & Ebberson
“Karen Bonnell [and] Kristin Little [have] done a phenomenal job in THE CO-PARENTING HANDBOOK. It speaks to all parents facing the transition to co-parenting: those doing this difficult task well, those who are struggling, and all those in between. The book addresses complex issues in a straightforward, easy-to-understand language.” - Nancy Cameron, founding member of the Collaborative Divorce Association of Vancouver
Supplement your reading from THE CO-PARENTS’ HANDBOOK with this useful workbook that helps separating parents to successfully create a parenting plan after divorce. Kids do best when parents understand their children’s deep desire to stay connected to and be cared for by both parents. A skillful parenting plan describes the structure, predictability, and rhythm that ensure both parents can emerge from uncertainty of separation/divorce into stable two-home family life. The agreement and guidelines set out in a parenting plan establish clarity about responsibilities between parents, specify essential co-parenting tasks, and minimize unnecessary conflict.
Best buds, frenemies, freeloaders, bullies, copycats, hangers-on. We’re accustomed to all types of people and human interactions. But animal relationships can be just as weird and complex. For anyone who’s ever felt a bit awkward in their relationships, wait until you hear about how complicated things get in the animal world. This funny and enlightening gift book depicts charming and unusual symbiotic animal relationships in all their awkward glory. Through delightful watercolor illustrations and funny yet scientifically accurate text, Iris Gottlieb explores the symbiotic relationships of 35 odd, cute, and unpredictable animal pairs. Here are stories of vampires, cannibalism, mimicry, parasites, and more. You’ll learn a lot about nature--and human nature--as you recognize traits of your own friends, frenemies, and enemies in this insightful, amusing look into the secret lives of animals.
Praise for NATURAL ATTRACTION:
“[Iris Gottlieb’s] lifelike, detailed images, breezy prose, quirky headers, and clever ‘takeaways’ make each entry a joy to consider.” - Judith M. Gallman, Oakland Magazine
"Through delightful watercolor illustrations and funny yet scientifically accurate text, Iris Gottlieb explores the symbiotic relationships of 35 odd, cute, and unpredictable animal pairs. […] You’ll learn a lot about nature—and human nature—as you recognize traits of your own friends, frenemies, and enemies in this insightful, amusing look into the secret lives of animals." - Midwest Book Review
"Iris Gottlieb's precise drawings about the natural world make scientific information accessible and fun." - The Herald Sun
“If you thought you knew something about relationships, think again. Iris Gottlieb has created a delightful curiosity cabinet full of surprising partnerships in the natural world. I learned something on every page—and laughed at the witty takeaways. Anyone who loves nature will love this charming, illuminating book.” - Jennifer Ackerman, author of THE GENIUS OF BIRDS
“An appealing and quirky exploration of who does what to whom in nature. Iris Gottlieb’s whimsical art and prose complement one another as neatly as the relationships she describes. Delightful!” - Thor Hanson, author of THE TRIUMPH OF SEEDS
“A beautifully illustrated, humorous, and enlightening reminder that no living being on this earth is (for better or for worse) truly alone. I finished this book with a renewed sense of wonder at the interconnectedness of everything.” - Yumi Sakugawa, author of THERE IS NO RIGHT WAY TO MEDITATE: AND OTHER LESSONS
Amy Pennington will make you crave salads with these 75 recipes that feature not just greens with zesty dressings but also incorporate satisfying proteins, such as fish, chicken, eggs, cheese, and nuts, as well as other toothsome ingredients like grains and noodles, and even fruit. Simple, nutritious, and tasty, salads have moved from a side dish to main meals as people move towards healthier foods. SALAD DAYS is organized according to how and when we eat—featuring grain bowls, fast and fresh salads, winter salads, noodle salads, fruit salads, cooling salads, and salads for a crowd—making it easy to identify just the right salad to satisfy a craving or occasion. With fresh greens as the base of each recipe, SALAD DAYS offers creatively delicious ideas for 75 salads for every meal of the day, including breakfast!
Praise for SALAD DAYS:
“Self-styled urban farmer and author Pennington […] cover[s] the entire meal universe—with many surprises.” -Booklist
“Salads have never been so satisfying.” -Edible Seattle
“[SALAD DAYS] has 75 recipes for approachable salads that make eating your veggies a delight rather than a chore.” -Seattle Magazine
Make nature’s most delicious superfood part of your daily diet.
Nutty, buttery, and rich in fiber and healthy monounsaturated fat, avocados are a well-known nutrition booster, and incorporating them into your daily diet can help improve your overall health. The more than 70 flavorful recipes in this cookbook include every meal of the day and will inspire avocado lovers and health enthusiasts to go beyond mashing one into guacamole or adding a slice to a sandwich. Avocados lend creaminess to dips, spreads, dressings, and shakes. They go well with seafood and meats. They are delicious with pasta, and who doesn’t love avocado toast? You’ll learn how to stuff them, bake with them, grill them, make compound butter with them, and even sneak them into sublime desserts. Eating an avocado a day has never been so tasty or easy.
Praise for AVOCADO A DAY:
“Photographer and plant-based cooking pro Lara Ferroni has come up with more than 70 creative—and seriously delicious—ways to eat your favorite healthy fat.” -Prevention
“I didn’t know the health benefits of the avocado before reading this book.” -Eat Your Books
New from the author of ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EATING MADE EASY, this cookbook shows how to use diet to improve your state of mind. The latest research shows the connection between a healthy gut and a healthy mind. Inflammation markers are frequently found in the blood of people with anxiety and depression, proving a food-mood connection. In this book nutritionist Michelle Babb shows how reducing that inflammation and balancing the flora in the gut results in a healthy mind. Based on the success of her clients, Babb first explains the science behind this eating plan, then delivers 75 tasty recipes that range from simple to easy gourmet that will satisfy your taste buds, your microbiome, and your mood.
Praise for ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EATING MADE EASY:
“In her first cookbook,
Babb provides a brief introduction to [anti-inflammatory] eating and also a
plan for a 21-day cleanse. […] The recipes themselves are generally
uncomplicated and mainstream enough to please most palates. […] A nice addition
to the cookbook shelf, with recipes that will appeal to many, not just those
with specific health concerns.”
“Reading this book will inspire a sense of
wellness and thoughtfulness in your food choice and, perhaps more importantly,
make your mouth water.”
-City Living Seattle
Michelle Babb, MS, RD, has a private practice in West Seattle where she specializes in mind-body nutrition, weight management and inflammatory digestive disorders. Michelle is a Bastyr-trained functional medicine practitioner and was a clinical nutritionist at the functional medicine research center. She was an adjunct professor at Bastyr where she developed a course to instruct dietetic students how to use functional medicine in clinical practice. Michelle is the author of ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EATING MADE EASY and she teaches nutrition-focused cooking classes.
This gorgeously illustrated letterpress-inspired book combines feminist history with a vision for a better future. Based on the beloved Dead Feminists letterpress poster series, this illuminating look at 27 women who’ve changed the world features a foreword by Jill Lepore, author of THE SECRET HISTORY OF WONDER WOMAN. Intricate and beautiful broadside art takes center stage in this richly visual book that ties inspiring women and the challenges they faced to today’s most important issues. The book revisits the original posters—and adds new art, archival photographs, and ephemera—to tell the stories of feminists such as Eleanor Roosevelt, Gwendolyn Brooks, Rachel Carson, and more. DEAD FEMINISTS takes feminist inspiration to a new level of artistry and shows how ordinary and extraordinary women have made a difference throughout history—and how you can too.
Praise for DEAD FEMINISTS:
“DEAD FEMINISTS is a book for the long haul. […] [It] is simultaneously a finished work of art, a lavish visual representation of an ongoing creative process, and a practical model of how to sustain friendship, creativity, and purpose though a deep sense of history and commitment to the future.” -LA Review of Books
“It’s hard to know what’s more awesome about [DEAD FEMINISTS]: the fact that the project enshrines the wisdom of feminists from bygone eras, or the fact that the resulting hand-drawn letterpress prints are so gosh-darn splendid to look at.” -Frankie Magazine
“An inspiring and informative project.” -Uppercase Magazine
“This visual book combines feminist history, feminist future, and leterpress inspiration in 27 profiles of women who have changed the world.” -Autostraddle
“Enjoy.” -Lambda Literary
“[Puts] feminist history into memorable, beautiful context.” -Flavorwire
“Motivating women and beautiful art.” -Bustle
“The pages of this book will leave you feeling hopeful and ready for progress.”
“Stunning.” -Seattle Magazine
“Remarkable.” -National Museum of Women in the Arts
“A gorgeous exploration of design, printing, history and feminism…it made me cry from its beauty.” -GeekGirlCon
This beautiful picture book follows the journey of a young gray wolf who garnered nationwide attention when he became the first wild wolf in California in almost a century. Using facts recorded by Fish & Wildlife scientists, author Emma Bland Smith imagines the wolf’s experiences in close detail as he makes an epic 2,000-mile trek over three years’ time. The wolf’s story is interwoven with the perspective of a young girl who follows his trek through the media. As she learns more about wolves and their relationships with humans, she becomes determined to find a way to keep him safe by making him a wolf that is too famous to harm.
This stirring book of photographs introduces the many wolves that have been given sanctuary at Wolf Haven International near Mount Rainer in southeast Washington State. Annie Marie Musselman was given the rare opportunity to photograph the wolves at the Wolf Haven sanctuary. These captive-born and displaced wolves came from a variety of captive environments. Some of the highly endangered Mexican and red wolf pups will be raised with the possibility of future release into the wild. Human contact is very limited, so the images captured by Musselman express a wild spirit that is very different from anything seen in domesticated animals. Brenda Peterson’s text puts the stories of these wolves, and of wolves in North America, into context as she describes their behavior patterns and social structure. Wolf Haven uncovers new truths about wolves and the ways humans are finding to coexist with these wild animals.
Following her runaway hit THE 52 LISTS PROJECT, social media maven Moorea Seal’s 52 LISTS FOR HAPPINESS will inspire existing fans and new journal readers to cultivate their own uniquely happy and fulfilling lives through the power of lists!
Drawing on happiness research and her own personal philosophy, Moorea Seal creates an inspiring tool for list lovers everywhere to discover the keys to their own unique happiness and bring more joy and balance into their lives. This beautiful, undated hardcover journal with 52 lists prompts encourages readers to reflect, acknowledge, and invest in themselves, and ultimately transform their lives by figuring out exactly what makes them happy.
Using flower petals, leaves, and other natural materials she finds in her garden and urban wild areas, Bridget Beth Collins creates dreamy images that captivate her fans, especially on her wildly popular Instagram feed. Now Bridget’s unique artwork is featured in this lovely blank journal, which became an instant bestseller. This charming journal follows the seasons with beguiling images of bunnies, birds, butterflies, and other whimsical scenes, all beautifully rendered with flowers and other botanical elements. Featuring a deluxe package with rounded corners, a ribbon, and thick interior paper, this keepsake journal—filled with 80 percent new images, spot art throughout, and lined pages for writing—is sure to please Collins’ avid fans and new users alike.
Praise for FLORA FORAGER:
“[Bridget Collins] uses leaves, petals and native Northwest greenery to form ethereal images of animals, insects, people and nature scenes.”
“Dreamy botanical art.”
“If you don’t already follow [Collins] on Instagram, you must check her out. Her artwork—created entirely with flower petals, leaves, and other foraged botanical materials from her garden and neighborhood—is absolutely breathtaking."
-Floret Flowers Blog
“This beautiful journal by Bridget Beth Collins will leave you anxious to finally start writing down your garden daydreams!”
Bridget Beth Collins is a nature lover, painter, writer, Instagrammer, and botanical artist. She forages the materials for her creations from foliage and flowers plucked from the sidewalks, meadows, and woods of her neighborhood.
A naturalist probes the forest, mainly at night, to comprehend the secret lives of owls in this book that will appeal to readers of CROW PLANET and H IS FOR HAWK. Join Leigh Calvez on adventures into the world of owls: owl-watching, avian science, and the deep forest—often in the dead of night. These birds are a bit mysterious, and that’s part of what makes them so fascinating. Calvez makes the science entertaining and accessible while exploring questions about the human-animal connection, owl obsession, habitat, owl calls, social behavior, and mythology.
Praise for THE HIDDEN LIVES OF OWLS:
“Calvez writes with feeling and is obviously in awe of these mysterious creatures.” -Library Journal
“This enthusiastic study of the owls of the Pacific Northwest may inspire new fans and citizen scientists.” - Shelf Awareness
"Standout title." - Publishers Weekly
"An ode to the owl." - The Washington Post
"[THE HIDDEN LIVES OF OWLS] intertwines the natural history of eleven owl species with Calvez's personal experiences, adventures and often, close encounters." - Bird Watcher's Digest
“Leigh Calvez enters the world of owls with a sense of wonder as wide-eyed as her subjects. The reader shares every discovery along the way in this winning and heartfelt exploration.” - Thor Hanson, author of FEATHERS and BARTHOLOMEW QUILL
“You’ll love going owling with superb naturalist and writer Leigh Calvez. Like the birds themselves, THE HIDDEN LIVES OF OWLS is filled with drama, mystery, and surprise. You’ll come away from this riveting book blessed with owl wisdom that will enlarge your world forever.” -Sy Montgomery, author of BIRDOLOGY and THE SOUL OF AN OCTOPUS
Leigh Calvez is a scientist and nature writer and the author of WHALE WATCHING ON THE WEST COAST. Calvez’s writing was included in AMERICAN NATURE WRITING 2003 and BETWEEN SPECIES: CELEBRATING THE DOLPHIN-HUMAN BOND. She lives in Suquamish, WA.
Twenty simple sewing projects are tied together with a thread of memoir that tells the story of how sewing brought Sanae Ishida profound happiness. Each seasonal project, specially designed to promote health, creativity, relationships and more, provides gentle inspiration to live your best life.
When Ishida was diagnosed with a chronic illness and lost her corporate job, she thought her life was over. But these challenges ended up being the best thing that ever happened to her because they forced her to take stock of her life and focus on the important things, and enabled her to rediscover sewing—her true passion.
Inspired to succeed at just one thing, Ishida vowed to sew all of her daughter's clothes (and most of her own) for one year. SEWING HAPPINESS includes 20 projects plus variations (including Japanese-inspired home goods and children’s and women’s clothing) organized by season, and stitched together with Ishida’s charming personal story.
Praise for SEWING HAPPINESS:
“In a world of Pinterest-perfect styling and overexposed, overedited sewing blog photos, Ishida’s honesty is refreshing, and her thoughtful musings on the importance of ‘taking a break’—whether to sew, enjoy family, or simply appreciate our lives—are a delight.” –Library Journal
“Part sewing-pattern collection, part one woman’s personal tale of her self-help journey, this book aims to be as inspirational as it is useful.” -Booklist
“[In SEWING HAPPINES, Ishida] stitches together a memoir, a delightful medley of sewing projects and a strong lesson in wabi-sabi, the concept of finding beauty in imperfection.” -Seattle Magazine
This definitive, hands-on, guide to the new world of decriminalized recreational marijuana, written by the lovingly blunt and unfailingly witty David Schmader, will educate and entertain the novice and experienced user alike. Complete with history, ways to enjoy, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical-use information, this witty guide is perfect for gift giving.
Praise for WEED, THE USER’S GUIDE: “A witty guide, full of history, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical information.” -Publishers Weekly
“[WEED] is smoothly written and completely thought out, cover the basics of usage […] as well as ‘marijuana etiquette’” -Booklist
“Marijuana users from the novice smoker to the seasoned toker will appreciate the colorful anecdotes, recipes, and safety tips.” -Business Insider
“Consider this the modern man’s instruction manual for marijuana.” -Men’s Journal
“Buy everyone this book. The information inside is absolutely indispensable for stoners and novices alike. […] While it’s extremely useful and educational, it’s also just really fun to read, which is no surprise coming from Schmader.” -The Stranger
“A hugely informative, completely hilarious, and desperately necessary guide to marijuana—written by one of the funniest guys I’ve ever known, who just so happens to be the person who got me high for the first time. Required reading for longtime potheads and new users alike.” -Dan Savage, host of Savage Love
“David Schmader’s funny, fact-packed WEED is something new and necessary.” -Reggie Watts, star of IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang
Geared toward women who are considering getting into tech, or those already in a tech job who want to take their career to the next level, WOMEN IN TECH combines practical career advice and inspiring personal stories from successful female tech professionals Brianna Wu (founder, Giant Spacekat), Angie Chang (founder, Women 2.0), Keren Elazari (TED speaker and cybersecurity expert), Katie Cunningham (Python educator and developer), Miah Johnson (senior systems administrator), Kristin Toth Smith (tech executive and inventor), and Kamilah Taylor (mobile and social developer). Written by a female startup CEO and featuring a host of other successful contributors, this book will help dismantle the unconscious social bias against women in the tech industry. Readers will learn the secrets of salary negotiation, the best format for tech resumes, how to ace an interview, the secrets of mentorship, how to start your own company, and much more.
Praise for WOMEN IN TECH:
“The essential handbook for women in technology—engaging, practical, inspirational, with ready-to-use advice, examples, and stories.” –Library Journal
“With contributions from hackers, gamers, analysts, and more, this is the book Game Developer Barbie would use to guide her career.” -Bustle
“[WOMEN IN TECH] contains advice ranging from interviews, networking and entrepreneurship, right over to developing, mentorship and the family balance. It’s actually jam packed with insights from women in the field.” -Forbes
“Tarah Wheeler Van Vlack is a brilliant role model. With this book, she offers something rare and wonderful—straightforward and honest guidance for women. I am often approached by women asking, ‘How do I get started in tech?’ I recommend reading this book for answers—I wish I’d had it when I was starting out! -Elissa Shevinsky, editor of Lean Out: The Struggle for Gender Equality in Tech and Start-up Culture
For women who enjoy hiking, camping, backpacking, and other outdoor recreation or those inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s WILD, this is the definitive guide to being a woman in the great outdoors. This friendly handbook covers the matters of most concern to women, from “feminine functions” in the wilderness to how to deal with condescending men, as well as the basics of wilderness survival tailored to women’s unique needs. It includes gear lists in addition to advice for camp setup, fire building, food and water, safety, weather, and navigation.
Praise for A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO THE WILD:
"A handbook for outdoors-loving women, whether they’re experienced trailblazers or newbies inspired by Cheryl Strayed’s WILD.” - Publishers Weekly
"Geologist and Girl Gone Wild blogger Ruby McConnell gathers all kinds of useful outdoor advice—how to pack efficiently, tie knots, position tarps, build and light a fire—into a handy pocket guide to being a happy camper." - Wall Street Journal
"A WOMAN'S GUIDE TO THE WILD sings loudly and proudly [...] as it provides women of varying degrees of outdoor experience with a practical handbook for wilderness adventuring." - Misadventures Magazine
"This practical and sometimes humorous guide for novice outdoorswomen reveals the secret answers to questions that guys may never fully understand." - William L. Sullivan, author of LISTENING FOR COYOTE
Are you a top dog, a social butterfly, or an odd duck? Regardless, we are all social animals.
Enter SOCIAL ANIMALS: A BERKLEY BESTIARY, an imaginative collection of animal portraits and stories from the creators of beloved Etsy shop Berkley Illustration. This whimsical compendium is guaranteed to delight readers of all ages, as we begin to see ourselves and other animals in a whole new light.
Artist Ryan Berkley is beloved for his iconic animal portraits. His fans have been clamoring for a book, and here it is: twenty-six animals with their backstories by his wife Lucy Berkley. This tongue-in-cheek illustrated social compendium will delight as well as make you think.
Praise for SOCIAL ANIMALS:
“SOCIAL ANIMALS […] is an utterly charming, very cute little book
that is destined to belong among the collections of people who enjoy coffee
-Portland Book Review
Ryan Berkley is an illustrator who is best known for his sophisticated animal portraits in addition to his pop culture- and comic book-influenced art. He and his wife, Lucy Berkley (who writes all the stories that accompany his portraits), run one of the top-selling shops on Etsy.com. They live in the woods of Portland, Oregon, with their boisterous daughter Ramona, baby son Linus, and hound dog Walker.
Based on the popular blog series by Moorea Seal, this gorgeous journal is for list lovers. Create 52 lists, one for every week of the year, that will help you discover the beauty, joy, creativity, and power you already have! This beautiful undated journal of weekly lists will help nurture self-expression and self-development. Each seasonal section includes list prompts, with plenty of space to write your own lists, and challenges to help you take action and make your dreams a reality. With perfectly timed prompts that meet you where you are throughout the different seasons, this journal will open up new avenues of self-knowledge and help you celebrate, enjoy, and take ownership of your life, as each week of the year becomes more thoughtful and vibrant.
Praise for THE 52 LISTS PROJECT:
“Your checklist for making positive changes.” –Oprah.com
“[THE 52 LISTS PROJECT gives] prompts that will get the creative juices flowing.” -The Huffington Post
“[This] gorgeous journal[‘s…] simple weekly prompts guide you through the ups and downs of each season.” -Bustle
“This sort of list-making is something I look forward to each week, and it helps with evening anxiety.” -TLC
“A book like this reminds even the busiest people to slow down and think about what makes them, well, them every once in a while.” -Brit + Co
“THE 52 LISTS PROJECT is literally taking my list game to a new productive and uplifting level.” -Shopify
Create the DIY home you’ve always wanted with over 100 recipes, tips, and inspirational ideas from blogger Erica Strauss. Covering everything from cooking, canning and preserving to making your own nontoxic home and personal care products, this fresh take on modern homemaking will help you make the most of your time, effort, and energy in the kitchen and beyond.
Over half of the book focuses on the kitchen, with a wealth of information about how to organize and stock your kitchen to more effortlessly prepare delicious meals. A former professional chef who knows how to build flavor into simple and delicious home-cooked meals, Strauss provides delectable recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert—like Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Granola, Forager Spring Greens Soup, Simple Crispy Chicken with Roasted Lemon Pan Sauce, and Olive-Oil Rosemary Cake with Lemony Glaze.
Strauss includes details on Basic Food Preservation techniques such as water-bath canning, pressure canning, and lacto-fermentation along with a handy year-long food preservation calendar of what to put up when. Preserving recipes are organized seasonally and include Rhubarb Syrup, Pressure-Canned Chicken Broth, Korean-Spiced Turnips, and Cranberry-Pear-Walnut Conserve.
The book also features recipes for DIY home care and personal care products like Nontoxic Laundry softener, Fizzy Bath Bombs, and Refreshing Peppermint Foot Scrub. HANDS ON HOME is packed with fabulous recipes, practical, no-nonsense advice, and time- and money-saving techniques. With a focus on less consumerism, Strauss provides instruction on everything you need to live a more delicious and sustainable DIY lifestyle.
Praise for HANDS-ON HOME:
“A lifestyle guide for eco-conscious consumers.” –Publishers Weekly
“[HANDS-ON HOME] enables an easy start down the path to a homemade, fun, environmentally responsible lifestyle. Home cooks will discover fresh recipes and adopt techniques the author shared from her professional kitchen experience.” -Library Journal
“The definitive homekeeping guide for the 21st century. […] The perfect book for anyone wanting to reduce their consumption, eat better, and live more sustainably and seasonably.” -Marisa McClellan, author of FOOD IN JARS
“Strauss offers a kitchen-smart and eco-conscious guide for economical and creative home care that anyone will love. A great gift for just-marrieds, new home owners, or the DIY enthusiast in your life.” -Amy Pennington, author of URBAN PANTRY and APARTMENT GARDENING
The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, put on remarkable shows of light and motion in high latitudes—Alaska being the perfect place to see them. Shot with ultra-high definition cameras, this book of amazing photographs showcases a period of unusually high solar activity in the northern lights.
Taking advantage of the highly active solar storms that have danced across the earth’s surface over the several past years—and the latest photographic technology—dedicated aurora borealis hunters and veteran Alaska photographers Calvin Hall and Daryl Pederson patiently endure frigid nights in remote northern locations to capture breathtaking images of this spectacular natural phenomenon.
THE NORTHERN LIGHTS, the result of their passionate work, is filled with stunning photography as well as an informative essay by Ned Rozell about this gift from the sun. With 160 images that have never been collected in book form, THE NORTHERN LIGHTS allows us to witness charged particles in the earth's atmosphere clash with electrons and protons released by the sun.
With food allergies and sensitivities continuing to rise, particularly among children, and more people embracing the health benefits of a plant-based diet, these delicious and nutritious recipes are egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, and mostly soy-free, and will satisfy even the pickiest eater at the table. Arranged by meals (including snacks), these 90 kid-friendly recipes will make planning easy, and simplify cooking gluten-free and vegan food for the entire family. Nutritionist Raven Bonnar-Pizzorno writes the foreword, giving the recipes her stamp of approval for both kids and adults.
Praise for GLUTEN-FREE AND VEGAN:
“Jennifer Katzinger shares healthy and delicious recipes in [GLUTEN-FREE AND VEGAN]. [The theme of the cookbook is] easy, flavorful and nutritious.” -Living Without
“Find recipes for everything from lasagna to chocolate cake with maple frosting—minus egg, dairy, wheat, and even soy.” -Seattle Met
“Eating a nutritious plant based meal has never been easier.”-Vegetarian Mamma
This power-foods healthy-living guidebook will inspire readers to eat well, lose weight, and embrace food as medicine. “Food as medicine” is a powerfully healing way to eat and was embraced by nutritionist Jennifer Adler as she recovered from a malnourished childhood and adolescence. Part power-foods cookbook, part handbook for healthy living and eating, and part memoir, PASSIONATE NUTRITION provides digestible information, tips, and techniques for how to find your way to optimal health. She focuses on abundant eating (as opposed to restrictive eating), and explores what she calls “the healthy trinity”—digestion, balance, and whole foods. Adler guides and encourages readers to shift their diet to achieve this desirable balance, introduces power foods we should all eat, and provides healthy ways to lose weight, along with simple recipes to optimize health. With her personal story interwoven, readers will be inspired to embrace the healthy power of food.
Whether you are a cancer patient undergoing treatment, a caregiver, or a survivor, you’ll find this cookbook and nutritional guide essential—it includes the latest scientific research on improving the lives of people living with cancer. Created by Seattle’s Cancer Lifeline, THE CANCER WELLNESS COOKBOOK features nutritional plans and 100 recipes focusing on the foods that have been shown to prevent and forestall the spread of cancer. With super healthy and delicious ingredients like berries, mushrooms, beans, tomatoes, and fish, these dishes taste great and are filled with the nutrients that aid a person undergoing chemotherapy and other cancer treatments.
The bestselling resource for modern homesteading, growing and preserving foods, and raising chickens, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF COUNTRY LIVING includes how to cultivate a garden, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, can peaches, milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, catch a pig, cook on a wood stove, and much, much more. This comprehensive resource is the most authoritative guide available to a sustainable lifestyle and living off of the land.
This 40th Anniversary Edition reflects the most up-to-date resource information and the most personal version of the book that became Carla Emery's life work. It is the original manual of basic country skills that have proved essential and necessary for people living in the country, the city, and everywhere in between. This book is so basic, so thorough, so reliable, that it deserves a place in every home.
THE FIRST 1000 DAYS is a beautiful, guided journal to record your baby’s first puddle, rainbow, blueberry, tree, and more. Nikki McClure’s papercut illustrations divide sections devoted to your baby’s “firsts”, and embody Nikki’s lifestyle and art. The journal focuses on recording your baby’s interactions with the natural world, and encourages parents to write down new discoveries about their child and their hopes, wishes, and dreams for the future.
Using flower petals, leaves and other natural materials she finds in her garden and urban wild areas, Bridget Beth Collins creates dreamy images that captivate her fans, especially on her wildly popular Instagram feed. In FLORA FORAGER ABC, her first book for children, Bridget creates imaginative animals and letters from her botanical foraging. Perfect for fans of S IS FOR SALMON and B IS FOR BEAR, FLORA FORAGER ABC brings wildlife home, making the alphabet colorful, creative, and fun.
Beautifully illustrated and told by debut author Julie Kim, WHERE’S HALMONI? follows a young Korean girl and boy whose search for their missing grandmother leads them into a world inspired by Korean folklore, complete with mischievous goblins (dokkebi), a greedy tiger, a clever rabbit, and a wily fox.
Inspired by the folktales author and illustrator Julie Kim heard growing up in Korea and later the United States, WHERE’S HALMONI? follows two young children as they pay a visit to Halmoni (grandmother in Korean), only to discover she’s not home. As they search for her, they notice animal tracks covering the floor and discover a pair of traditional Korean doors, slightly ajar, that are new to their grandmother’s home. Their curiosity gets the best of the two children, and the adventure begins when they crawl through the doors and discover an unfamiliar, fantastical world. As they continue to search for their grandmother and solve the mystery of the animal tracks, they go deeper into the world of Korean folklore and experience their cultural heritage in unexpected ways, meeting a number of Korean-speaking characters along the way.
From the author of THE HIDDEN LIVES OF OWLS, THE BREATH OF A WHALE is an exploration of the elusive lives of whales in the Pacific Ocean—home to orcas, humpbacks, sperm, blue, and gray whales.
Leigh Calvez has spent a dozen years researching, observing, and probing the lives of the giants of the deep. Here, she relates the stories of nature's most remarkable creatures, including the familial orcas in the waters of Washington State and British Columbia; the migratory humpbacks; the ancient, deep-diving blue whales, the largest animals on the planet. The lives of these whales are conveyed through the work of dedicated researchers who have spent decades tracking them along their secretive routes that extend for thousands of miles, gleaning their habits and sounds and distinguishing peculiarities. The author invites the reader onto a small research catamaran maneuvering among 100-foot long blue whales off the coast of California; or to join the task of monitoring patterns of humpback whale movements at the ocean surface: tail throw, flipper slap, fluke up, or blow. To experience whales is breathtaking. To understand their lives deepens our connection with the natural world.
Science journalist Todd McLeish dives into the status, science, and personality of sea otters in RETURN OF THE SEA OTTER: THE STORY OF THE ANIMAL THAT EVADED EXTINCTION ON THE PACIFIC COAST. Readers will follow McLeish’s adventures tracking these adorable and rare animals with a group of scientists from Monterey Bay up to the Aleutian Islands. Sea otters are a keystone species whose presence is essential to coastal kelp forests (otters eat invertebrates, which allows the kelp to grow). So, when sea otters were hunted nearly to extinction in the 19th century, the kelp forests suffered, sending the coastal ecosystem into a tailspin. By recounting McLeish’ journey and the scientists’ research at these critical environmental locations, RETURN OF THE SEA OTTER will show how these creatures are faring in the wild and how their wellbeing is linked the environmental health of these habitats.
Praise for RETURN OF THE SEA OTTER:
“Highly entertaining...A healthy sea-otter population is crucial for a healthy Pacific-coast ecosystem, and the author’s enthusiasm for the world’s cutest keystone species makes believers of us all.” -Booklist, starred review
“McLeish’s book is more than lovely and informative writing about otter life on the Pacific coat—it’s a call to action...From beginning to end, RETURN OF THE SEA OTTER warns that humans must change our ways or prepare to lose the otter forever.”-Shelf Awareness, starred review
“A cautiously hopeful and well-researched tribute to an animal easy for most humans to love.” -Kirkus Reviews
“McLeish does well to provide a full portrait of this adorable and ecologically important animal.” -Publishers Weekly
“Delightful...will have any reader spouting off charming otter facts for days. Recommended for anyone interested in natural history, environmental writing, or adorable animals.” -Library Journal
In the turn-of-the-twentieth-century Northwest, the lives and passions of an American physician and her Swedish naturalist husband helped shape a territory on the cusp of change—from the author of SOURCES OF THE RIVER and THE COLLECTOR, THE DREAMER AND THE DOCTOR tells the story of Dr. Carrie Leiberg and John Leiberg.
Dr. Carrie Leiberg, a pioneer physician, fought hard for public health while nurturing both a troubled son and a fruit orchard. Her husband, John Leiberg, was a Swedish immigrant and self-taught naturalist who transformed himself from pickax Idaho prospector to special field agent for the US Forest Commission and warned Washington DC of ecological devastation of public lands. The Leiberg story opens a window into the human and natural landscape of a century past that reflects all the thorny issues of our present time.
Praise for THE DREAMER AND THE DOCTOR:
“Jack Nisbet continues to educate, entertain, and mesmerize with this meticulously written and researched story of two people-of-destiny whose intelligence and passion transformed our awareness and understanding of the Northwest. Part history, part adventure tale, part love story, part futuristic foreshadowing, this book fascinated me from beginning to end with its eloquence, urgency, and quiet intensity.” -Kim Barnes, author of IN THE WILDERNESS: COMING OF AGE IN THE UNKOWN COUNTRY
“Jack Nisbet’s THE DREAMER AND THE DOCTOR is a textured, insightful history of the waning frontier days of the American West that reads like a novel. The featured couple, a female doctor and an obsessed botanist, provide an unusual lens to a time that is both familiar and antique, a time when science and medicine were rapidly evolving but were still intensely personal. Entwined in the narrative are the roots of the battle for Western public lands, the impact of federal science, and a growing awareness of the impact of forest fires.” -Kirk Johnson, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
For visual artists or any creative person looking to push their art to thrive in unexpected ways, this beautifully illustrated guided journal challenges readers to experiment both within and outside the box.
Using the premise that the creative journey is nonlinear and subject to change at any given moment, THE OPPOSITE IS ALSO TRUE presents pairs of advice that intentionally contradict themselves. Dedicate a workspace or work anywhere; learn from a mentor or teach yourself; make something every day or take a break.
Divided into three sections—Pack Your Kit, Find Your Path, and Look Around—each tackles practicalities as well as the abstract in inspirational advice, quotes, and exercises to open your mind. Following each dual entry are two related pages with opposite calls to action and plenty of space to execute them—like making a tidy pencil sketch on one side or pouring your thoughts out in bold permanent marker on the other.
Use this book when your usual process isn’t working and you need a little nudge, or challenge a comfortable creative routine with alternate possibilities. The advice within can relate to a tiny brushstroke or the whole arc of your career.
Continuing in her runaway hit 52 LISTS series, social media maven Moorea Seal’s 52 LISTS FOR TOGETHERNESS will help readers discover new ways to connect and love through the power of list making and journaling.
In 52 LISTS FOR TOGETHERNESS, Moorea helps readers learn more about who they are, their relationships with their loved ones, and how they can thrive together by creating 52 lists, one for every week of the year. This beautiful journal is designed to help readers celebrate and cherish the many relationships that make up their community. It includes space to write lists and challenges, helping readers to take action and transform their relationships. Although the journal is meant to be filled out alone, it can also be a wonderful tool to connect with loved ones by sharing and comparing lists.
The ultimate go-to guide for aspiring indoor gardeners, THE INSPIRED HOUSEPLANT offers inspiration and instruction to envision and create your own gorgeous in-home garden spaces.
With plentiful images and a distinctly modern and sophisticated feel, THE INSPIRED HOUSEPLANT imparts both easy-to-follow advice and creative garden-design inspiration. Whether you are looking to pick a statement plant for your living room, create a terrarium centerpiece, or arrange an artful display of air plants, this book will provide the tools you need. And like the garden spaces it will inspire, the book will be a piece of art to display. You'll be tempted to thumb through it again and again--for both resource and relaxation.
THE INSPIRED HOUSEPLANT will help readers learn beginner-friendly plant care basics, complete fun and easy projects, and develop their plant-styling skills in different styles, from Desert Boho to Midcentury Modern.
RISING SON is the remarkable story of a Japanese American who served in a top-secret team in World War II that coaxed Japanese Imperial soldiers from their bunkers on the front lines of the war in the Pacific.
Masao Abe was a second-generation Japanese American who was swept up in the momentum of history during World War II. Born in southern California but educated as a teenager in Japan during the 1930s, he returned to the US and was drafted into the US Army. As he completed basic training, the attack on Pearl Harbor put his military career in limbo because the US government didn't know what to do with him or how to think about him--was he an enemy or a patriot? Masao was eventually recruited to join the secretive Military Intelligence Service: he was trained to accompany American soldiers as they fought their way across the islands in the Pacific. His assignment was to convince Japanese Imperial soldiers to lay down their arms, and to read captured documents looking for enemy strategies. He went to war with a bodyguard because his commanders knew he wore a target on his front and his back. This little-known slice of history reveals how the confluence of race, war, and loyalty played out when the nation called for the service of those it judged most harshly.
In this coming-of-age memoir, Carolyn Wood describes her triumphs and heartbreaks as a young swimmer on the path to winning Olympic gold at age 14. Some 50 years after her early swimming career, Carolyn embarks on a solo pilgrimage to walk the 500 miles of the Camino de Santiago in an attempt to reclaim her inner tough girl, as she reflects on coming out as gay in the 1970s, and the disillusionment and loss she experienced at the end of her thirty-year relationship.
In her youth, Carolyn Wood conquered her fears of swimming, diving into unknown waters—and set a goal to make the 1960 Olympic team. Losses, pain, fear, and fatigue plague the rambunctious athlete as she finds her way through athletic training, school, and gender expectations.
TOUGH GIRL artfully weaves Wood’s life story around the tale of her long walk on the Camino de Santiago, an effort to tap into her tough girl resilience so she can begin to accept the end of her long marriage. The ups and downs of Carolyn’s childhood road to the Olympics, as well as her journey on the Camino, will thrill and inspire readers.