Cabin Porn

Cabin Porn
Author: Steven Leckart,Zach Klein
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 0316344613
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cabin Porn Book Excerpt:

Are you yearning for a simpler existence? Find the rural escape of your dreams in this beautiful book from the creators of the wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn. Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York, Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience. The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. It has had over 10 million unique visitors, with 350,000 followers on Tumblr. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site (and a co-founder of Vimeo) goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create.

Cabin Porn Inside

Cabin Porn  Inside
Author: Zach Klein,Freda Moon
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN: 0316423106
Category: Photography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cabin Porn Inside Book Excerpt:

Learn to make your own quiet place somewhere with this inspiring journey inside tranquil cabins and handmade homes, from the creators of the wildly popular Cabin Porn phenomenon. Cabin Porn began as an online project created by a group of friends to inspire their own homebuilding. It has grown into a global phenomenon, attracting thousands of submissions from fellow cabin builders and a passionate audience of millions interested in simple, efficient homes and the beauty of nature. Cabin Porn: Inside invites readers into these handmade homes to discover rooms of warmth and simplicity, connected by the universal desire to bring a simple building to life in harmony with the land around it. Each of these tranquil getaways is a lesson in living simply and joyfully. Here you will find hundreds of examples of what makes a cabin: the small details that enable their dwellers to live pleasantly and sustainably, as well as the mistakes and adaptations that reveal what builders must learn while creating their own homes. Perhaps most touching is the evidence that these homes have hosted charming and memorable evenings for the people who worked together to build them. Full of spellbinding spaces of warmth and ingenious simplicity, Cabin Porn: Inside is an invitation to the cabin of your dreams and to the serenity of a simpler life.

Cabin Porn

Cabin Porn
Author: Zach Klein
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN: 9780316378215
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cabin Porn Book Excerpt:

Rural escapes for those yearning for a simpler existence, by the creators of the wildly popular tumblr Cabin Porn. Created by a group of friends who preserve 55 acres of hidden forest in Upstate New York-Cabin Porn began as a scrapbook to collect inspiration for their building projects. As the collection grew, the site attracted a following, which is now a huge and obsessive audience. The site features photos of the most remarkable handmade homes in the backcountry of America and all over the world. It has had over 10 million unique visitors, with 350,000 followers on Tumblr. Now Zach Klein, the creator of the site (and a co-founder of Vimeo) goes further into the most alluring images from the site and new getaways, including more interior photography and how-to advice for setting up a quiet place somewhere. With their idyllic settings, unique architecture and cozy interiors, the Cabin Porn photographs, are an invitation to slow down, take a deep breath, and feel the beauty and serenity that nature and simple construction can create.

The Meaning of Travel

The Meaning of Travel
Author: Emily Thomas
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2020-02-13
ISBN: 019883540X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of Travel Book Excerpt:

How can we think more deeply about our travels? This was the question that inspired Emily Thomas' journey into the philosophy of travel. Part philosophical ramble, part travelogue, The Meaning of Travel begins in the Age of Discovery, when philosophers first started taking travel seriously. It meanders forward to consider Montaigne on otherness, John Locke on cannibals, and Henry Thoreau on wilderness. On our travels with Thomas, we discover the dark side of maps, how the philosophy of space fuelled mountain tourism, and why you should wash underwear in woodland cabins... We also confront profound issues, such as the ethics of 'doom tourism' (travel to 'doomed' glaciers and coral reefs), and the effect of space travel on human significance in a leviathan universe. The first ever exploration of the places where history and philosophy meet, this book will reshape your understanding of travel.

Cabin

Cabin
Author: Lou Ureneck
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 1101544279
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cabin Book Excerpt:

Inspired by his From the Ground Up New York Times blog, a beautifully written memoir about building and brotherhood. Confronted with the disappointments and knockdowns that can come in middle age-job loss, the death of his mother, a health scare, a divorce-Lou Ureneck needed a project that would engage the better part of him and put him back in life's good graces. City-bound for a decade, Lou decided he needed to build a simple post-and-beam cabin in the woods. He bought five acres in the hills of western Maine and asked his younger brother, Paul, to help him. Twenty years earlier the brothers had built a house together. Now Lou saw working with Paul as a way to reconnect with their shared history and to rediscover his truest self. As the brothers-with the help of Paul's sons-undertake the challenging construction, nothing seems to go according to plan. But as they raise the cabin, Ureneck eloquently reveals his own evolving insights into the richness and complexity of family relationships, the healing power of nature, and the need to root oneself in a place one can call home. With its exploration of the satisfaction of building and of physical labor, Cabin will also appeal to readers of Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Matthew Crawford's Shop Class as Soulcraft, and Tracy Kidder's House.

The Log Cabin An Illustrated History

The Log Cabin  An Illustrated History
Author: Andrew Belonsky
Publsiher: The Countryman Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-11-17
ISBN: 1682680819
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Log Cabin An Illustrated History Book Excerpt:

“A stunning, image-driven examination of the "uniquely American symbol of home and hearth” —BuzzFeed (Books Gift Guide) "Lavishly illustrated, this book by a Cincinnati native tells the story of America through its iconic structure — the log cabin. In lively prose," —Columbus Dispatch "The perfect holiday gift for grown-ups who graduated past Lincoln Logs," —Mother News Network Like a wooden security blanket that Americans reach for when times get tough, the log cabin has endured as a uniquely American symbol of home and hearth. This strain of cabin fever is no fleeting trend: It has struck at regular intervals since the early 1900s, when log cabin vacations first became an option for an increasingly mobile America. Now the cozy cabin aesthetic is found, like a collective fantasy, in every corner of our national culture. But how did it all begin? This is an image-driven history of log cabins in America. Exploring the log cabin’s hidden past, this book draws on colonial diaries and journalistic accounts, as well as paintings, illustrations, and graphics to show how the log cabin—once derided as a poor immigrant’s hovel—became an American institution and a modern ambition. Bursting with quirk, charm, and fascinating trivia, The Log Cabin is the perfect companion for cabin dwellers, vacationers, and daydreamers alike.

Porn Star Secrets of Sex

Porn Star Secrets of Sex
Author: Jeni West
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2008-04-01
ISBN: 1402216602
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Porn Star Secrets of Sex Book Excerpt:

You don't have to have aspirations to stardom or want any more audience than your own special guy. This guide will show women how to get rid of inhibitions and find new ways to be beautiful and sexy with over 100 mind-blowing tips, tricks and games. Tips and advice cover every aspect of sexual behavior to build a woman's confidence and make her feel like a true sex goddess, including how to: Strip with confidence - there's a reason guys are turned on by just the right amount of teasing. Get comfortable with oral sex - find out how to do it and receive it in ways that will totally enhance your and your partner's libidos. Have multiple orgasms if you want to - why deny yourself this mind-blowing treat? Talk dirty like a pro - a top turn-on and a great way to get what you want in bed.

The Country House Revisited

The Country House Revisited
Author: Topolovská, Tereza
Publsiher: Charles University in Prague, Karolinum Press
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2017-08-01
ISBN: 8024636727
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Country House Revisited Book Excerpt:

This monograph provides an insight into English country house fiction by twentieth and twenty-first century authors, with a focus on the works of E.M. Forster, Evelyn Waugh, Iris Murdoch, Alan Hollinghurst, and Sarah Waters. The country house is explored within the wider social and cultural contexts of the period, including contemporary architectural development. The variety of literary depictions of the country house reflects the physical diversification of buildings which can be classified as such, from smaller variants to formerly grand residences on the brink of physical collapse. Within the scope of contemporary fiction, architecture and poetics of space, the country house, given its uniquely integrating and exceptionally evocative qualities, accentuates different conceptions of dwelling. Consequently, literary portrayals of the country house can be seen as both prefiguring and reflecting the contemporary practice of living.

Beautiful Terrible Ruins

Beautiful Terrible Ruins
Author: Dora Apel
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-06-23
ISBN: 0813574080
Category: Art
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beautiful Terrible Ruins Book Excerpt:

Once the manufacturing powerhouse of the nation, Detroit has become emblematic of failing cities everywhere—the paradigmatic city of ruins—and the epicenter of an explosive growth in images of urban decay. In Beautiful Terrible Ruins, art historian Dora Apel explores a wide array of these images, ranging from photography, advertising, and television, to documentaries, video games, and zombie and disaster films. Apel shows how Detroit has become pivotal to an expanding network of ruin imagery, imagery ultimately driven by a pervasive and growing cultural pessimism, a loss of faith in progress, and a deepening fear that worse times are coming. The images of Detroit’s decay speak to the overarching anxieties of our era: increasing poverty, declining wages and social services, inadequate health care, unemployment, homelessness, and ecological disaster—in short, the failure of capitalism. Apel reveals how, through the aesthetic distancing of representation, the haunted beauty and fascination of ruin imagery, embodied by Detroit’s abandoned downtown skyscrapers, empty urban spaces, decaying factories, and derelict neighborhoods help us to cope with our fears. But Apel warns that these images, while pleasurable, have little explanatory power, lulling us into seeing Detroit’s deterioration as either inevitable or the city’s own fault, and absolving the real agents of decline—corporate disinvestment and globalization. Beautiful Terrible Ruins helps us understand the ways that the pleasure and the horror of urban decay hold us in thrall.

Broken Bay

Broken Bay
Author: Andrea Dunlop
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2017-05-02
ISBN: 1501174878
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Broken Bay Book Excerpt:

Bridesmaids meets Lost in this compelling novella about a destination bachelorette party gone awry from the author of Losing the Light, one of Redbook’s Best Books of 2016. Hannah—knee-deep in nailing down catering plans and floral arrangements for her upcoming nuptials—is ready for some R&R. Stealing off to a quiet, secluded island off the coast of Washington state for good wine and fresh air with her four best friends seems like the perfect way to spend her bachelorette weekend. But the island may have other ideas. Halfway through the trip, the bride-to-be mysteriously disappears, leaving the bridesmaids confused and increasingly panicked. To make matters worse, there’s something…amiss about the house they’re staying in. As the tension rises, personalities clash, secrets spill out, and the girls begin seeing and hearing things they can’t explain. While Hannah’s friends desperately try to discover what has happened to her, an ominous storm rolls in that could trap them on the island indefinitely. Now the girls who came to celebrate with Hannah begin to wonder, is she going to make it to the wedding? Is she going to make it home at all?

British Battleships 1919 1945

British Battleships 1919 1945
Author: R A Burt
Publsiher: Seaforth Publishing
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2012-02-28
ISBN: 1848321309
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

British Battleships 1919 1945 Book Excerpt:

This superb reference book achieved the status of ‘classic’ soon after its first publication in 1993; it was soon out of print and is now one of the most sought-after naval reference books. And with good reason. Offering an unprecedented range of descriptive and illustrative detail, the author describes the evolution of the battleship classes through all their modifications and refits. As well as dealing with design features, armour, machinery and power plants and weaponry, he also examines the performance of the ships in battle and analyses their successes and failures; and as well as covering all the RN’s battleships and battlecruisers, he also looks in detail at the aircraft carrier conversions of the WWI battlecruisers Furious, Glorious and Courageous. British Battleships 1919-1939 is a masterpiece of research and the comprehensive text is accompanied by tabular detail and certainly the finest collection of photographs and line drawings ever offered in such a book. For this new edition the author has added some 75 new photographs, many of them having never appeared in print before, and the book has been completely redesigned to fully exploit the superb photo collection. A delight for the historian, enthusiast and ship modeller, it is a volume that is already regarded as an essential reference work for this most significant era in naval history and ship design.

Cabin Porn Inside

Cabin Porn  Inside
Author: Zach Klein
Publsiher: Particular Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-10-03
ISBN: 9780241388549
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cabin Porn Inside Book Excerpt:

Initially created by a group of friends as an online scrapbook, Cabin Porn became an international sensation following the publication of the first volume of photographs of hand-made homes in breath-taking natural landscapes around the world. This new book delves deeper into the best-loved homes featured on the blog over the last ten years, offering close-ups of the stunning architecture and interior design that make them truly remarkable. With more timeless photography and new design stories, Cabin Porn: Inside brings fresh inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.

The Millennials on Film and Television

The Millennials on Film and Television
Author: Betty Kaklamanidou,Margaret Tally
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2014-02-27
ISBN: 0786478802
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Millennials on Film and Television Book Excerpt:

The millennials, who constitute the largest generation in America's history, may resist a simple definition; nevertheless, they do share a number of common traits and also an ever increasing presence on film and television. This collection of new essays first situates the millennials within their historical context and then proceeds to an examination of specific characteristics--as addressed in the television and film narratives created about them, including their relationship to work, technology, family, religion, romance and history. Drawing on a multiplicity of theoretical frameworks, the essays show how these cultural products work at a number of levels, and through a variety of means, to shape our understanding of the millennials.

Suburban Dictionary

Suburban Dictionary
Author: Timothy Fay
Publsiher: Winking Words
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-11-15
ISBN: 1732058407
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Suburban Dictionary Book Excerpt:

Know what a Tes-hole is? A Tesla owner who thinks he or she is the sh*t, and let's you know. Called “fun,” and “useful,” Suburban Dictionary is a guide to slang, and a guide to the quirky characters sighted in the ‘burbs. Suburbanese: The Subtle, The Funny, and The Snarky, with generous helpings of sarcasm. Over 130 pages of fun and (sometimes) snarky expressions to use at home, at work, and beyond. A guide to the “slang of the Rich” and beyond for old hands, newbies, and those learning English.

The Upside of Uncertainty

The Upside of Uncertainty
Author: Nathan Furr
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2022-07-19
ISBN: 1647823021
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Upside of Uncertainty Book Excerpt:

A science-backed guide for navigating and thriving through uncertainty—based on interviews and insights from world-renowned leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, artists, and creatives. Whether you're searching for courage to start a new project, change careers, launch a business, develop an idea, or reinvent yourself after a disappointment or life change, you will face uncertainty—that ambiguous and uncomfortable state that often makes us feel confused, anxious, and afraid to act. Though these moments are difficult, they offer opportunities for personal growth, innovation, and creativity. In The Upside of Uncertainty, INSEAD professor Nathan Furr and entrepreneur Susannah Harmon Furr provide a sweeping guide to embracing uncertainty and transforming it into a force for good. Drawing from hundreds of interviews, along with pioneering research in psychology, innovation, and behavioral economics, Nathan and Susannah provide dozens of tools—including mental models, techniques, and reflections—for seeing the upside of uncertainty, developing a vision for what to do next, and opening ourselves up to new possibilities. In our fast-paced, ever-changing world, uncertainty is on the rise. We face it every day. But few of us have been taught the techniques to navigate it well. The Upside of Uncertainty provides the inspiration, tools, and strategies you need to thrive through the inevitable plot twists in your life and career.

Lassoing the Sun

Lassoing the Sun
Author: Mark Woods
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-06-14
ISBN: 1250105900
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lassoing the Sun Book Excerpt:

"In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal." --Ken Burns Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.

Value

Value
Author: Stephen Bayley
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-11
ISBN: 1472134893
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Value Book Excerpt:

Since the industrial revolution, when everything ran by clockwork, people have understood how important it is to live in the moment. But over time our world has grown increasingly busy, and we've lost our ability to truly savour each unique experience and the simple pleasures the world has to offer. Cultural commentator and critic Stephen Bayley seeks to explain what real value is: it's about taking the time and making the effort to appreciate things, of understanding the permanent charm of modest daily rituals performed with care and feeling. Of caring about appearances and meaning. Of being bold in matters of taste. Of fully understanding the source of lasting pleasure. Of making every encounter with an object or person meaningful. Value is an elegiac account of what's recently been lost in the digital apocalypse. But also an enthusiastic anticipation of what we can regain in a post-viral, more analogue and more thoughtful world.

Our Biggest Experiment SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR CONSERVATION WRITING 2022

Our Biggest Experiment     SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR CONSERVATION WRITING 2022
Author: Alice Bell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 385
Release: 2021-07-08
ISBN: 1472974794
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Biggest Experiment SHORTLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE FOR CONSERVATION WRITING 2022 Book Excerpt:

Did you know the link between carbon dioxide and global warming was first suggested in the 1850s? Climate change books are usually about the future, but Our Biggest Experiment turns instead asks how did we get into this mess, and how and when did we work out it was happening? Join Alice Bell on a rip-roaring ride through the characters, ideas, technologies and experiments that shaped the climate crisis we now find ourselves in. From an emerging idea of 'greenhouse gases' in the 19th century and, via scientific expeditions across oceans and ice caps and into space, the coining of the term 'global warming' in the 1970s, Bell explores how we began to realise that not only could human pollution dangerously warm the climate, but that it was already doing so. Drop by the first climate talks, weather forecasts and early experiments. Watch excitement over solar and wind power start in the 1870s, only to be forgotten before being rediscovered a century later. See the monster of big oil slain by a plucky investigative journalist back in the 1910s, only tore-emerge more powerful than ever. However, this isn't a simple story with exploitative fossil-fuel baddies on one side and the goodies of renewable energy, environmentalism and climate science on the other. It's more complex than that. As citizens of the 21st century, we've been left an almighty mess, but as this ultimately hopeful book argues, we've also inherited the tools for our survival.

Our Biggest Experiment

Our Biggest Experiment
Author: Alice Bell
Publsiher: Catapult
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN: 1640094342
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Biggest Experiment Book Excerpt:

Traversing science, politics, and technology, Our Biggest Experiment shines a spotlight on the little-known scientists who sounded the alarm to reveal the history behind the defining story of our age: the climate crisis. Our understanding of the Earth's fluctuating environment is an extraordinary story of human perception and scientific endeavor. It also began much earlier than we might think. In Our Biggest Experiment, Alice Bell takes us back to climate change science's earliest steps in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, through the point when concern started to rise in the 1950s and right up to today, where the “debate” is over and the world is finally starting to face up to the reality that things are going to get a lot hotter, a lot drier (in some places), and a lot wetter (in others), with catastrophic consequences for most of Earth's biomes. Our Biggest Experiment recounts how the world became addicted to fossil fuels, how we discovered that electricity could be a savior, and how renewable energy is far from a twentieth-century discovery. Bell cuts through complicated jargon and jumbles of numbers to show how we're getting to grips with what is now the defining issue of our time. The message she relays is ultimately hopeful; harnessing the ingenuity and intelligence that has driven the history of climate change research can result in a more sustainable and bearable future for humanity.

Optionality

Optionality
Author: Richard Meadows
Publsiher: Thales Press
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2020-11-17
ISBN: 0473545519
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optionality Book Excerpt:

Not Sure What the Future Holds? No Problem. It's hard not to be worried about the future, especially if you just lost your job, are trying to plan your career, or are suddenly missing thousands of dollars from your retirement account. In Optionality, finance journalist Richard Meadows lays out a guide for not only becoming resilient to shocks, but positioning yourself to profit from an unpredictable world. Meadows takes us on a journey from quitting his office job at age 25, to lounging on tropical beaches living the early retirement dream, to finding and adopting an ancient philosophy for systematically pursuing the good life. Learn how to: • Find investment opportunities with open-ended upside, and maximise the chances of a 'moonshot' success • Make life-changing choices under conditions of uncertainty • Achieve the kind of financial freedom that lets you live life on your own terms • Protect against disaster, build support networks, and create a safety buffer of resilience in every area of life • Develop a systems approach to making your own luck Optionality is the key to navigating an uncertain world. In this entertaining and insightful debut, Meadows delivers a timely message: optionality has never been so valuable, and only those who have it will survive and thrive.