These are all great texts for anyone interested in Art Deco design.
Modern, bright, happy quilt books!
These are all great texts for anyone interested in ART DECO design.
The Cube is a fun, visual book on the history of the Rubik's Cube and other twisty puzzles. Lots of pictures, color. Fun, interesting designs.
Speedsolving is a quick guide to learning how to solve the Rubik's Cube efficiently. Also has outlines for more advanced puzzles (4X4, 5X5).
You should read this because how many black female science fiction authors do you know? And also, if you are a true sci-fi junkie, I guarantee her stories will blow your mind.
You should read this because it's recognized as one of the first novels to be written about the everyday Haitian peasant. Plus, it was translated from French into English by another legend, Langston Hughes!
This is my own portable guide to understand the concepts behind disease pathways.
Oliver Sacks is also required reading in every cognitive neuroscience class. All his books are fascinating.
V.S. Ramachandran was required reading in one of my neuroscience seminars. This is a masterpiece.
I saw this gentleman lecture on nutrition. He is very smart.
The Merck Manual is the clinician's Bible. They made a version for patients to keep at home, written in lay English for the general public, but with exactly the same information. This is such a valuable book, really.
Yes, this book came out a million years ago, but it's a quick read that manages to pack in lots of super interesting facts (they happen to be about death and anatomy and corpses, but so what).
Throw out all those pairing books written by overly opinionated chefs and their egos. Instead take a spin with Chartier's book which uses SCIENCE.
A book designed to help guide you outside of your comfort level with wine, without trying to bombard you with all the regions, vintages and facts that often make many wine books a drag.
Because inspiration, even for cooking, came come from unlikely sources. Plus, this is what I can read and re-read and read again whilst stirring chutney all day!
Published in 1985 and widely available in used copies online, Julia Sahni covers the gamut of regional Indian cuisines in a surprisingly succinct tome (well, under 550 pages anyway). A careful selection of highly curated recipes + elegant food writing at its most refined.
Easy to follow instructions and a wide range of quirky and classic food preservation projects - from relishes to marmalades to pickles, ketchups and much more - make this the invaluable, must-have resource for home canners.
Probably the single best book on cinematic and narrative storytelling out there.
A fully readable, entertaining primer on all things American art + architecture. Especially good for communicating the themes that have been with us for hundreds of years. (Full disclosure: this was written by one of my favorite college profs, but it's great no matter what.)
An amazing collection of flash fiction that is a great pleasure read and also a great learning tool for every kind of writer.
Two diverse and game-changing books (along with Ways of Seeing) about art and photography.