Artist and founder of “Art for Self-Discovery” Barbara Diane Barry’s PAINTING YOUR WAY OUT OF A CORNER: The Art of Getting Unstuck and Waking Up the Creative Brain, based on a course the author has taught for fifteen years and supported by research in psychology and the science of brain function, a new twist on journal-keeping with brushstrokes instead of words for those who...
Riding the subway home after a reading, ICM author Kim Purcell was telling...– A great acquisitions story from the AAR newsletter.
PW praises Cal Newport's SO GOOD THEY CAN'T IGNORE...
So Good They Can’t Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love Cal Newport. Grand Central/Business Plus, $25.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-4555-0912-6 Countless experts have argued that following your passion is the key to career success and bliss in life. In his lively and engaging book, Newport (who at the time of writing was an MIT computer science doctoral student and active...
Do Plants Smell Other Plants? This One Does, Then... →
For more, read Daniel Chamovitz’s WHAT A PLANT KNOWS, now available from Scientific American Books.
INSIDE THE AUTHORS STUDIO with Daniel Chamovitz
Daniel Chamovitz, Ph.D., is the director of the Manna Center for Plant Biosciences at Tel Aviv University. He has served as a visiting scientist at Yale University and at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and has lectured at universities around the world. Chamovitz lives with his wife and three children in Hod HaSharon, Israel. His first book, WHAT A PLANT KNOWS: A Field Guide to the...
Is That Self-Confidence I Smell?
Check out author Ty Tashiro’s new blog, “Sex, Love & Science.” sexlovescience: Every morning, for the past few years, I have been applying the scent of ice, wind, and freedom under my arms. I don’t recall how I initially chose my Matterhorn deodorant, but a recent story about fragrances suggests that men tend to choose fragrances for the functional purpose of giving off a...
What an astonishing thing a book is. It’s a flat object made from a tree with...– CARL SAGAN (via Advice to Writers) An astonishing thing, indeed.
Author of It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences and host of GrammarUnderground.com June Casagrande’s THE BEST PUNCTUATION BOOK EVER, an all-in-one reference to the punctuation rules for the major styles, including Chicago, APA and MLA, along with expert advice for handling gray areas not covered by the rule books. Sold to Ten Speed Press. Visit June at...
The brilliant and entertaining Chip Kidd’s TED... →