An eye-catching information book filled with one hundred interesting facts to learn about food: for example, learn about how cooking came about, the different methods used (grilling, boiling, fermentation etc) and what purposes it served in terms of nutrition. It will also be a great way to educate children about nutrition and the issues around overeating, junk food and obesity.
Every day around the world millions of presentations are given, with millions of decisions hanging in the balance as a result. Do you know the science behind giving a powerful and persuasive presentation? This book reveals what you need to know about how people listen, how people decide, and how people react so that you can learn to create more engaging presentations. No matter what your current skill level, whether beginner or polished, this book will guide you to the next level, teaching you how to improve your delivery, stance, eye contact, voice, materials, media, message, and call to action. Learn to increase the effectiveness of your own presentations by finding the answers to questions like these: What grabs and holds attention during a presentation? How do you choose the best media to use? What makes the content of a presentation stick? How do people react to your voice, posture, and gestures? How do people respond to the flow of your message? How do you motivate people to take action? These are just a few of the questions that the book answers in its deep-dive exploration of what you need to know about people to create a compelling presentation.
Are you feeling good about yourself? Do you need a self-esteem boost? Perhaps you have a family member or friend who could do with a boost. This useful book gives lots of information about how you can feel as good as you possibly can! Characters Ali and Annie will guide you through the issues and give you advice and 'top tips', while Charlie the dog shows that he understands how you might feel.
We design to elicit responses from people. We want them to buy something, read more, or take action of some kind. Designing without understanding what makes people act the way they do is like exploring a new city without a map: results will be haphazard, confusing, and inefficient. This book combines real science and research with practical examples to deliver a guide every designer needs. With it you’ll be able to design more intuitive and engaging work for print, websites, applications, and products that matches the way people think, work, and play. Learn to increase the effectiveness, conversion rates, and usability of your own design projects by finding the answers to questions such as: What grabs and holds attention on a page or screen? What makes memories stick? What is more important, peripheral or central vision? How can you predict the types of errors that people will make? What is the limit to someone’s social circle? How do you motivate people to continue on to (the next step? What line length for text is best? Are some fonts better than others? These are just a few of the questions that the book answers in its deep-dive exploration of what makes people tick.
Hip and Historic Pittsburgh Is a Must-See Pittsburgh offers more activities than much larger cities. For example, entertainment options abound in a city with its own ballet, opera, and symphony and visiting Broadway series. For the younger crowd, Pittsburgh is Kidsburgh (dinosaurs and so much more!). And locals and visitors alike enjoy a seemingly endless array of arts and cultural attractions—many bequeathed by the industrialists who defined the city’s past. Recognized for its renaissance, the area has a certain Old World charm that mixes harmoniously with the emerging high-tech culture. It’s also one of the country’s greenest regions in more than one way, offering premier outdoor recreation as well as a record number of sustainable buildings, many housing attractions open to the public. The surrounding vista stuns, with urban views that provide both chills and romance. And distinct neighborhoods reveal their own unique character, offering enticements in all corners. There’s much to do in the city’s heart or within a short drive. Smart and friendly, Pittsburgh promises a mighty welcome. And this book offers a guide to anyone who wants to make the most of their time in this hip and historic destination.
Let the Miami sun cover your body, the sand coat your hair, and the salt in the ocean breeze tingle your taste buds with every laugh you'll have here! This is Miami, bright, beautiful, adventurous, ready to welcome you and show you just how much she has to offer. It is a wonderful place to make memories with your kids"š€š"fur kids included! Whether its water sports, parks, or family recreation, the outdoors awaits you. Explore one of our nation's greatest treasures, the Everglades, or build a sandcastle for the first time. Are you planning a romantic weekend or a girls' or guys' getaway? We've got you covered with where to eat, where to shop, where to stay, and where to play. A melting pot of so many diverse cultures, Miami is open and accepting to all people who want to discover this slice of paradise. Blessed geographically by its proximity to the Caribbean's azure blue waters, Miami and Miami Beach should be on your bucket list of places to see, but what do you do here beyond the beautiful beaches? Jump in, buckle up, put your shades on, and let two locals guide you around Miami, with our list of 100 Things to Do in Miami Before You Die.
"What You REALLY Need to Know About Accounting" is not designed for accountants - it's designed for you! It fills the gap between accounting textbooks, which focus heavily on bookkeeping, and books on investing, which focus heavily on analyzing a company from the outside. Written as an easy-to-understand guide, "What You Really Need to Know About Accounting" will teach you about: - financial statements and how to read them - everyday transactions - infrequent transactions that still affect most businesses - asset valuation; how accountants determine how much your stuff is worth - ratio analysis; using the information on financial statements to draw conclusions and make decisions There is also a companion website that includes knowledge-testing questions, and additional information on complex topics. After reading "What You REALLY Need to Know About Accounting", you will be able to understand how your company's basic functions are expressed in financial statements, and how to use that information to start making better business decisions.
This book sheds light on those things that people in power—government, religious leaders, corporations, the rich and well connected—would just as soon wish you didn't know. To them secrets are power. And they'll do whatever it takes to keep them that way—suppressing the truth and covering up facts that might make the rest of us angry enough to challenge the powerful or at least to have a good laugh at their expense. Using careful research and impeccable sources, Kick uncovers the hidden truth. For example, self-appointed censors warn constantly about the dangers of pornography, the fact is that pornography has existed since the first cave people carved dirty pictures on the walls. It's also true that two atomic bombs were dropped on North Carolina—although we managed to avoid nuking Greenland, Texas, Canada, Britain and Spain; George Washington embezzled government funds; 1 of 10 people is not fathered by the man they believe is dad; Barbie is based on a German sex doll; The American colonists practiced cannibalism, and much more. This is a combined edition of 50 Things You're Not Supposed to Know Volumes 1 and 2 first published in 2003 and 2004.