- Motor Mouth
Alexandra 'Barney' Barnaby and race driver Sam Hooker are back in a new bestseller from the creator of Stephanie Plum. It's a multi-car pile-up of crime, sex, property damage and lip-gloss. Barney and Hooker. A double act that strikes fear into the heart of, well, just about anybody with a pulse. Alexandra 'Barney' Barnaby, aka 'Motor Mouth', works - and plays - with top race-car driver Sam Hooker. Together, they're caught up in a wild race around Florida and North Carolina after their 150-pound St Bernard, Beans. He's been dog-napped by the same guy they suspect of killing one of Hooker's cheating rivals. Now, one stolen eighteen-wheeler later, it's action and love in the fast-lane all the way...
- Stumbling on Happiness
In this fascinating and often hilarious work - winner of the Royal Society of Science Prize 2007 - pre-eminent psychologist Daniel Gilbert shows how - and why - the majority of us have no idea how to make ourselves happy. We all want to be happy, but do we know how? When it comes to improving tomorrow at the expense of today, we're terrible at predicting how to please our future selves. In 'Stumbling on Happiness' Professor Daniel Gilbert combines psychology, neuroscience, economics and philosophy with irrepressible wit to describe how the human brain imagines its future - and how well (or badly) it predicts what it will enjoy. Revealing some of the amazing secrets of human motivation, he also answers thought-provoking questions - why do dining companions order different meals instead of getting what they want? Why are shoppers happier when they can't get refunds? And why are couples less satisfied after having children while insisting that their kids are a source of joy?
- Introduction to Business (Outline)
This text offers a working knowledge of today's business world, providing an introduction to business for both students and practitioners. The text takes an international, and in particular a European perspective on business and contains examples of business practices and institutions. Its key features include: setions on UK government regulation and taxation, the UK banking system and securities market; coverage of EU and UK laws and regulations; and detailed explanations of the accounting process with illustrations and working examples.
- The Best of Clay Pot Cooking
Since Roman times, cultures around the world have been enchanted with cooking in clay and the juicy, full flavors it preserves in any dish. Today's healthminded cooks will find an added bonus: Clay pot cooking is practically foolproof and often fat-free. In The Best of Clay Pot Cooking, Dana Jacobi takes a fresh look at cooking in clay pots and comes up with over 40 easy and delectable recipes, from soups and stews to breads and desserts. Some reflect traditional uses for the clay pot, such as roasting poultry and beef; others are inventive new dishes drawing on ethnic influences -- Chicken Tagine with Green Olives & Preserved Lemon, for example, or Salmon with Ginger & Lime, Shrimp & Ham Jambalaya, Black & White Chipotle Chili, Moroccan Semolina Bread, or Banana Bread Pudding. And all these are prepared with minimum fuss, maximum flavor, and enormous nutritional value.
- Lager Heads
What’s beer all about? It’s certainly not about brewing. Canada’s two largest breweries continue to slug it out over products that, with a few exceptions, taste pretty much the same to the average Canadian beer-drinker. In fact, it was the average “Joe,” with his“I am Canadian” rant, who initiated the most recent skirmish in the decades-long battle for Canada’s beer drinking money. The nationalism palpable, the beer mostly invisible, “I am Canadian” became a brand-saving salvo in the re-launch of Canadian.
Business writer Paul Brent examines the business of big beer in Canada, revealing the foibles and follies of a multi-million dollar industry. Beginning with a behind-the-headlines look at some of Canada’s most famous ad campaignsone that may have some of this country’s marketing mavens squirming in their CalvinsBrent finds two giant companies virtually unchallenged across the country. Here is the history behind Canada’s all-powerful beer duopoly, including revealing portraits of the larger-than-life personalities who run the breweries, and a blow-by-blow account of their current operations. Brent investigates how Molson lost market share to Labatt in the 90s, and then won much of it back with the Canadian rant, as well as the breweries’ sometimes brilliantand often disastrousforays into rock music and sports ownership. He goes into the bar-room backrooms to provide some eye-opening facts about how the breweries manage to retain their hold on the market.
Lager Heads is also a story of what makes us Canadian, how the big breweries have cannily hijacked our cultural touchstones to drive their own marketing efforts, and how beer itself has become a ubiquitous part of the Canadian cultural landscape.
A wholly entertaining and provocative read, Lager Heads will have Canadians everywhere talkingover a beer.