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The 4-Hour Chef

**“If you crossed Jason Bourne with Julia Child, you’d end up with Tim Ferriss.”** – Marco Canora, Chef-Partner of Hearth & Terroir
**“Wildly inventive.. [a] rangy, obsessive immersion in food and its many wonders. ** [T]he tools needed to learn to cook well can be deployed in every manner of endeavor, from skinning a deer to memorizing a deck of cards. The author distills them into minimal, learnable units and examines how to order the units so as to keep readers engaged in their endeavors. Ferriss is a beguiling guide to this process, at once charmingly smart aleck-y and deadly serious, and he aims to make readers knowledgeable and freethinking.” – *Kirkus Reviews*
**”Tim Ferriss distills kitchen wisdom like a rotary evaporator on power surge. The results are potent, lucid, and delicious.”** – Nick Kokonas, Co-Owner, Alinea, Next, The Aviary
WHAT IF YOU COULD BECOME WORLD-CLASS IN ANYTHING IN 6 MONTHS OR LESS?
*The 4-Hour Chef* isn’t just a cookbook. It’s a choose-your-own-adventure guide to the world of rapid learning.
# 1 *New York Times* bestselling author (and lifelong non-cook) Tim Ferriss takes you from Manhattan to Okinawa, and from Silicon Valley to Calcutta, unearthing the secrets of the world’s fastest learners and greatest chefs. Ferriss uses cooking to explain “meta-learning,” a step-by-step process that can be used to master anything, whether searing steak or shooting 3-pointers in basketball. That is the real “recipe” of *The 4-Hour Chef.*
You’ll train *inside* the kitchen for everything outside the kitchen. Featuring tips and tricks from chess prodigies, world-renowned chefs, pro athletes, master sommeliers, super models, and everyone in between, this “cookbook for people who don’t buy cookbooks” is a guide to mastering cooking and life.
*The 4-Hour Chef* is a five-stop journey through the art and science of learning:
1. META-LEARNING. Before you learn to cook, you must learn to learn. META charts the path to doubling your learning potential.
2. THE DOMESTIC. DOM is where you learn the building blocks of cooking. These are the ABCs (techniques) that can take you from Dr, Seuss to Shakespeare.
3. THE WILD. Becoming a master student requires self-sufficiency in all things. WILD teaches you to hunt, forage, and survive.
4. THE SCIENTIST. SCI is the mad scientist and modernist painter wrapped into one. This is where you rediscover whimsy and wonder.
5. THE PROFESSIONAL. Swaraj, a term usually associated with Mahatma Gandhi, can be translated as “self-rule.” In PRO, we’ll look at how the best in the world become the best in the world, and how you can chart your own path far beyond this book.
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The 4-Hour Body

**Thinner, bigger, faster, stronger… which 150 pages will you read?
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Reach your genetic potential in 6 months?
Sleep 2 hours per day and perform better than on 8 hours?
Lose more fat than a marathoner by bingeing?
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Indeed, and much more. This is not just another diet and fitness book.
*The 4-Hour Body* is the result of an obsessive quest, spanning more than a decade, to hack the human body. It contains the collective wisdom of hundreds of elite athletes, dozens of MDs, and thousands of hours of jaw-dropping personal experimentation. From Olympic training centers to black-market laboratories, from Silicon Valley to South Africa, Tim Ferriss, the #1 *New York Times* bestselling author of *The 4-Hour Workweek,* fixated on one life-changing question:
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For all things physical, what are the tiniest changes that produce the biggest results?
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Thousands of tests later, this book contains the answers for both men and women.
From the gym to the bedroom, it’s all here, and it all works.
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**YOU WILL LEARN (in less than 30 minutes each):
**How to lose those last 5-10 pounds (or 100+ pounds) with odd combinations of food and safe chemical cocktails.
* How to prevent fat gain while bingeing (X-mas, holidays, weekends)
* How to increase fat-loss 300% with a few bags of ice
* How Tim gained 34 pounds of muscle in 28 days, without steroids, and in four hours of *total* gym time
* How to sleep 2 hours per day and feel fully rested
* How to produce 15-minute female orgasms
* How to triple testosterone and double sperm count
* How to go from running 5 kilometers to 50 kilometers in 12 weeks
* How to reverse “permanent” injuries
* How to add 150+ pounds to your lifts in 6 months
* How to pay for a beach vacation with one hospital visit

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.  There are more than 50 topics covered, all with real-world experiments, many including more than 200 test subjects.
You don’t need better genetics or more discipline. You need immediate results that compel you to continue.
That’s exactly what *The 4-Hour Body* delivers.
*From the Hardcover edition.*

3rd Degree

One of James Patterson’s best loved heroines is about to die. Detective Lindsay Boxer is jogging along a beautiful San Francisco street when a fiery explosion rips through the neighborhood. A town house owned by an Internet millionaire is immediately engulfed in flames, and when Lindsay plunges inside to search for survivors, she finds three people dead. An infant who lived in the house cannot be found – and a mysterious message at the scene leaves Lindsay and the San Francisco Police Department completely baffled. Then a prominent businessman is found murdered under bizarre circumstances, with another mysterious message left behind by the killer. Lindsay asks her friends Claire Washburn of the medical examiner’s office, Assistant D.A. Jill Bernhardt, and Chronicle reporter Cindy Thomas to help her figure out who is committing these murders-and why they are intent on killing someone every three days. Even more terrifying, the killer has targeted one of the four friends who call themselves the Women’s Murder Club. Which one will it be? While the investigation rages furiously, Lindsay works very closely with a federal officer assigned to the case. At the same time, she learns that one member of the Women’s Murder Club is hiding a secret so dangerous and unbelievable that it could destroy them all.
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The 39 Clues #6: In Too Deep

Could Amy and Dan’s biggest enemy be . . . a friend? Book 6 in the bestselling The 39 Clues series challenges everything you thought you knew about the Clue race. Fourteen-year-old Amy Cahill and her younger brother, Dan, head to the Land Down Under to discover what their own mother and father knew about the hunt for the 39 Clues. But following in their parents’ footsteps brings up lost memories for Amy so awful that she can’t share them . . . even with Dan. Haunted by the ghosts of their past, chased by deadly competitors, Dan and Amy can’t see who is an enemy and who is a friend. Their blindness leads to a terrible mistake . . and the death of a hidden ally.

The 39 Clues #4 Beyond the Grave

A Clue found in Japan has Amy and Dan jetting off to Egypt to find out just what’s behind the fierce rivalry between the Tomas and Ekaterina branches of the Cahill family. Was a Clue stolen from the Tomas branch? Where is it now? And most important, can Amy and Dan get their hands on it before their rivals do? It’s a wild race that will take Amy and Dan deep down into the tombs of Egypt . . . and right into the hands of the enemy.

365 Sex Positions

**365 SEX POSITIONS**
Packed full of exciting, erotic and even acrobatic positions, 365 Sex Positions offers couples sizzling new ways to spice up their sex lives every day of the year. Open to any page and you’ll discover a thrilling new position:
Feel the sensual beat all over with **Tribal Rhythm**
Bounce her to an awesome orgasm doing the **Pogo**
Flip him over for amazing 69 in the **Chair Tryst**
Balance her on a ball to hit the **G-Spot Striker**
Blast off to higher pleasure in the **Lusty Launch**

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3001: the final odyssey

SUMMARY: One thousand years after the Jupiter mission to explore the mysterious Monolith had been destroyed, after Dave Bowman was transformed into the Star Child, Frank Poole drifted in space, frozen and forgotten, leaving the supercomputer HAL inoperable. But now Poole has returned to life, awakening in a world far different from the one he left behind–and just as the Monolith may be stirring once again. . . . A Main Selection of the Science Fiction Book Club®Selected by the Literary Guild® and Doubleday Book Club®

2nd Chance

2nd Chance (Women’s Murder Club Series #2) by James Patterson, Andrew Gross
Master of suspense James Patterson takes us into a terrifying underworld with this second thriller in his dazzling new Women’s Murder Club series.
The sensational killings that have rocked San Francisco appear to be unrelated except in their brutality. But detective Lindsay Boxer senses there’s some thread connecting them all. She calls her friends in the Women’s Murder Club together to see if they can discover what it is. Surely some clue has been overlooked by their bosses and male colleagues.
Working with *Chronicle* reporter Cindy Thomas, Assistant District Attorney Jill Bernhardt, and medical examiner Claire Washburn, Lindsay discovers that there is indeed a link. The victims were of different ages, lived in different locations, and were killed with different weapons. But each had a close relative in a particular profession, a profession that sends a chill through Lindsay’s heart.
The partners in the Women’s Murder Club realize that this killer is after something unspeakable, something deeper than revenge, and that the next target could be one of them. They deduce where the killer is likely to strike next and bait a trap that can’t be resisted. But if their calculation is wrong, the consequences will be lethal. And there will be no second chance.

23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism

There’s no such thing as a ‘free’ market. Globalization isn’t making the world richer. We don’t live in a digital world – the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet. This book about money, equality, freedom and greed proves that the free market isn’t just bad for people – it’s an inefficient way of running economies too.

Ha-Joon Chang’s ”23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism” turns received economic wisdom on its head to show you how the world really works. In this revelatory book, Ha-Joon Chang destroys the biggest myths of our times and shows us an alternative view of the world, including: there’s no such thing as a ‘free’ market Globalization isn’t making the world richer; we don’t live in a digital world – the washing machine has changed lives more than the internet; poor countries are more entrepreneurial than rich ones; higher paid managers don’t produce better results; and we don’t have to accept things as they are any longer. Ha-Joon Chang is here to show us there’s a better way. ”Lively, accessible and provocative …read this book”. (Sunday Times). ”A witty and timely debunking of some of the biggest myths surrounding the global economy”.(”Observer”). ”The new kid on the economics block…Chang’s iconoclastic attitude has won him fans”. (Independent on Sunday). ”Lucid …audacious …increasingly influential …will provoke physical symptoms of revulsion if you are in any way involved in high finance”. (”Guardian”). ”Important …persuasive …an engaging case for a more caring era of globalization”. (”Financial Times”). ”A must-read …incisive and entertaining”. (”New Statesman Books of the Year”). Ha-Joon Chang is a Reader in the Political Economy of Development at the University of Cambridge. He is author of ”Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective”, which won the 2003 Gunnar Myrdal Prize, and ”Bad Samaritans: Rich Nations”, ”Poor Policies” and the ”Threat to the Developing World”. Since the beginning of the 2008 economic crisis, he has been a regular contributor to the ”Guardian”, and a vocal critic of the failures of our economic system.
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A masterful debunking of some of the myths of capitalism … Witty, iconoclastic and uncommonly commonsensical … this book will be invaluable * Observer * Important .. persuasive . [an] engaging case for a more cautious and caring era of globalisation * Financial Times * Myth-busting and nicely-written . the best economists are those who look around at our man-made world and ask themselves why? . Chang is one * Independent * In 23 lucid, sometimes breezily didactic chapters, Chang takes apart the stricken ideology of neoliberalism. Chang’s method is not to engage with the neoliberals but to knock them down with assertions. — Paul Mason, Economics Editor, BBC Newsnight * Guardian * Ha-Joon Chang is a formidable critic…and a true exponent of the art of political economy — Michael Lind * Prospect * Chang’s…iconoclastic attitude has won him fans such as Bob Geldof and Noam Chomsky. — Rachel Shields * The Independent on Sunday * For anyone who wants to understand capitalism not as economists or politicians have pictured it, but as it actually operates, this book will be invaluable. — John Gray * Observer *
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227 Ways to Unleash the Sex Goddess Within

From the author of the phenomenally successful 203 Ways to Drive a Man Wild in Bed comes a dazzling new guide filled with artful, erotic, and playfully inventive ways for women to revel in the secrets of female sexuality while exploring their own hot-blooded imaginations.

From the Hardcover edition.

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22 Britannia Road

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***22 Britannia Road* by Amanda Hodgkinson is a heartbreaking and powerful novel about wartime secrets and the difficulties of adjusting to postwar life**
It is 1946 and Silvana and eight-year-old Aurek board a ship that will take them from Poland to England. Silvana has not seen her husband Janusz in six years, but, they are assured, he has made them a home in Ipswich.
However, after living wild in the forests for years, carrying a terrible secret, all Silvana knows is that she and Aurek are survivors. Everything else is lost. While Janusz, a Polish soldier who has criss-crossed Europe during the war, hopes his family will help put his own dark past behind him.
But the war and the years apart will always haunt each of them unless they together confront what they were compelled to do to survive.
‘The characters are so convincing and the writing’s so unshowily accomplished that it soon becomes something gripping. An admirable debut’ Daily Mail
‘A most accomplished first novel. Powerful story-telling and entirely convincing in its evocation of post-war England. Very good’ Penelope Lively
‘Keep your Kleenex handy reading *22 Britannia Road*’ Grazia
‘An affecting story, extremely well told’ *The Times*
Amanda Hodgkinson was born in Burnham-on-Sea in Somerset and grew up in Essex and Suffolk.
She currently lives in south-west France with her husband and two daughters. *22 Britannia Road* is her first novel.
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21st Century Robot

When companies develop a new technology, do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it? That, more or less, sums up Brian David Johnson’s duties as Intel’s futurist-in-residence. In this fascinating book, Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that attempt to answer the question. These stories focus on the same theme: scientists and thinkers exploring personal robotics as a new form of artificial intelligence. This isn’t fanciful speculation. Johnson’s stories are based on Intel’s futurecasting research, which uses ethnographic field studies, technology research, trend data, and science fiction to develop a pragmatic vision of consumers and computing. Nebulous Mechanisms presents science fiction designed to bring about science fact. Get real insight into technology and the future with this book. It will open your eyes.
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2061: Odyssey Three

EDITORIAL REVIEW: Arthur C. Clark, creator of one of the world’s best-loved science fiction tales, revisits the most famous future ever imagined in this NEW YORK TIMES bestseller, as two expeditions into space become inextricably tangled. Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monloiths, must again confront Dave Bowman, HAL, and an alien race that has decided that Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.*From the Paperback edition.*

2010: Odyssey Two

“A daring romp through the solar system and a worthy successor to 2001.”
*Carl Sagan
Nine years after the disastrous Discovery mission to Jupiter in 2001, a joint U.S.-Soviet expedition sets out to rendezvous with the derelict spacecraft *to search the memory banks of the mutinous computer HAL 9000 for clues to what went wrong . . . and what became of Commander Dave Bowman.
Without warning, a Chinese expedition targets the same objective, turning the recovery mission into a frenzied race for the precious information Discovery may hold about the enigmatic monolith that orbits Jupiter.
Meanwhile, the being that was once Dave Bowman *the only human to unlock the mystery of the monolith *streaks toward Earth on a vital mission of its own . . .
“Clarke deftly blends discovery, philosophy, and a newly acquired sense of play.”
*Time
“2010 is easily Clarkes’ best book in over a decade.”
*The San Diego Tribune
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2001: a space odyssey

EDITORIAL REVIEW: The bestselling classic-now in trade paperback with an introduction by the author and a dazzling new package. The classic science-fiction novel that changed the way we look at the stars-and ourselves.