Mose Lifelong Learning

March 22, 2012

 
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25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics
Renovare (COR) / Roller, Julia L. (EDT)
In an age much given to digests, lists, and brevity, it seems only natural that Christian spirituality should generate its own top 25. The nonprofit Christian organization Renovaré has pulled together an editorial board, including, among others, Emilie Griffin, Richard Rohr, and Phyllis Tickle, to muster up selections of the best reading that the Christian tradition has to offer other than the Bible itself.  A beautiful introduction for the new Christian, and a fine refresher on the excellence of the classics for the longtime Christian.
 
From the Post-it, to the Internet: The Inside Story of Modern Inventors and Inventions
Cronin, Isaac
Explores the lives and inventions of 40 post-World War II inventors in a variety of fields, including the creative minds behind Post-It Notes, the TV remote control, video games, the Internet, the pacemaker, Valium, scuba gear, the MRI, the electric guitar and much more.
 
How to Cook Everything, The Basics: All You Need to Make Great Food–with 1,000 Photos
Bittman, Mark / Yanes, Romulo (PHT)
Presents fundamental cooking techniques while providing 171 recipes using basic staples and methods, covering everything from equipping a kitchen and stocking a pantry to making food selections and performing essential cooking tasks.
 
Mindfulness for Beginners: Reclaiming the Present Moment–and Your Life
Kabat-Zinn, Jon
At the heart of mindfulness is simplicity. And Jon Kabat-Zinn the teacher who awakened western medicine to its powerful health benefits 32 years ago just made it even simpler and more inviting. Mindfulness for Beginners is a new treasury of teachings and practices to inspire those new to meditation.
 
The New Sunset Western Garden Book: The Ultimate Gardening Guide
Brenzel, Kathleen Norris (EDT)
A latest edition of a best-selling annual reference features completely updated information and a new design that provides climate zone and growing-season charts for all Western regions including Alaska and Hawaii, profiles of thousands of plants and step-by-step guidelines for planting and caring for a garden.
 
The Nordstrom Way to Customer Service Excellence: The Handbook for Becoming the “Nordstrom” of Your Industry
Spector, Robert / McCarthy, Patrick D.
Citing Nordstrom’s status as one of Fortune’s five “best companies to work for” and its profits throughout the economic downturn, a guide to Nordstrom’s customer service practices includes coverage of the company’s online service, its “multi-channel” approach and the insights of its top management and sales representatives.
 
The Permaculture Handbook: Garden Farming for Town and Country
Bane, Peter / Holmgren, David (FRW)
A step-by-step, illustrated guide to creating resilient and prosperous households and neighborhoods across America introduces permaculture as a practical way to live well with less money, convert waste into wealth, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, and increase the availability of local produce.
 
Titanic: 100 Years Later
Time-Life Books (COR)
Complemented by archival photography, an oversized, deluxe commemoration of the Titanic disaster explores the human side of the tragedy and includes coverage of the explorations of Robert Ballard, the 3-D rendering of the popular film and the experiences of survivors.
 
Titanic: The Last Night of a Small Town
Welshman, John
Offers a minute-by-minute account of the Titanic’s last hours, based on a representative cross-section of those who sailed onboard her–men and women, old and young, passengers and crew, wealthy and poor–and what happened to those who survived in the years afterwards.
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