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THE COMPLETE BLUE ZONES de Dan Buettner

National Geographic Explorer and best-selling author Dan Buettner has traveled the globe to uncover the best strategies for longevity, which he found in the Blue Zones: places around the world where higher percentages of people enjoy remarkably long, full lives.

THE COMPLETE BLUE ZONES:
Secrets To Living Longer from the People Who’ve Lived the Longest
by Dan Buettner
National Geographic, April 2023
(via Kaplan/Defiore Rights)

In THE COMPLETE BLUE ZONES, Buettner returns to Sardinia, Italy; Ikaria, Greece; Okinawa, Japan; Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula; and Loma Linda, California to check in on the super-agers living in the blue zones and interprets the not-so-secret sauce of purpose, faith, community, down-time, natural movement, and plant-based eating that has powered as many as 10 additional years of healthy living in these regions. And Buettner reveals an all-new Blue Zone—Singapore—where pro-health government policies have increased longevity (and reduced healthcare costs), making it the first man-made Blue Zone yet explored. Throughout his two decades of research, Buettner has worked with some of National Geographic’s top photographers—including David McLain and Gianluca Cola—to document the healthy habits of the world’s longest living communities. In this informative collection, their work punctuates Buettner’s lively text, offering a beautiful introduction to the Blue Zones and a companion to fans of the Blue Zones Netflix series.

Dan Buettner is a National Geographic Explorer, a writer, and the founder of Quest Network, Inc. His 2005 cover story for National Geographic magazine, « Secrets of Living Longer, » was a finalist for the National Magazine Award. He has appeared on CNN, David Letterman, Good Morning America, Primetime Live, and the Today show to discuss his Blue Zones research, and he has delivered more than 500 keynote speeches over the last 10 years. He is the author of the best-selling Blue Zones Kitchen, as well as The Blue Zones, The Blue Zones Solution, and The Blue Zones of Happiness. He splits his time between California and Minnesota, where you can also find two of the original Blue Zones Project Cities.

THE ULTIMATE ALL-AROUND STITCH DICTIONARY de Wendy Bernard

A comprehensive collection of stitch patterns from knitwear designer Wendy Bernard.

THE ULTIMATE ALL-AROUND STITCH DICTIONARY
by Wendy Bernard
‎Abrams, October 2022

Stitch dictionaries are one of the most valuable references on a knitter’s bookshelf, holding all the information needed to begin a project, hone your skills, and expand your knitting mastery. In the truest sense, a stitch dictionary is a resource and wealth of information—filled with the basics to get you started, the classics you rely on, and even some new stitches that stoke your creativity. In THE ULTIMATE ALL-AROUND STITCH DICTIONARY, Wendy Bernard packs all the stitch patterns you could ever wish for into a single, handy new volume.
Featuring all the great stitch patterns from the
Up, Down, All-Around and the Knitting All Around stitch dictionaries, along with 30 new stitches, Bernard presents patterns for top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round knitting. With all of the stitches you want in one place along with new patterns places, this book is among the must-have dictionaries out there—and a new format and lower price point make it even more irresistible.

Wendy Bernard is the author of seven books, including the Custom Knits series and Knitted Gifts for All Seasons. She lives in California with her family.

THINGS YOU CAN DO de Eduardo Garcia & Sara Boccaccini Meadows

Award-winning climate journalist Eduardo Garcia offers a deeply researched and user-friendly guide to the things we can do every day to reduce climate change. Based on his popular New York Times column « One Thing You Can Do, » this fully illustrated book turns an overwhelming problem into simple actions.

THINGS YOU CAN DO:
How to Fight Climate Change and Reduce Waste
by Eduardo Garcia
illustrations by Sara Boccaccini Meadows
Ten Speed Press, April 2022

Award-winning climate journalist Eduardo Garcia offers a deeply researched and user-friendly guide to the things we can do every day to fight climate change. Based on his popular New York Times column “One Thing You Can Do,” this fully illustrated book proposes simple solutions for an overwhelming problem. No lectures here—just accessible and inspiring ideas to slash emissions and waste in our daily lives, with over 350 explanatory illustrations by talented painter Sara Boccaccini Meadows.
In each chapter, Garcia digs into the issue, explaining how everyday choices lead to carbon emissions, then delivers a wealth of “Things You Can Do” to make a positive impact, such as:

Eat a climate-friendly diet
• Reduce food waste
• Cool your home without an air conditioner
• Save energy at home
• Adopt zero-waste practices
• Increase the fuel efficiency of your car
• Buy low-carbon pet food
• Hack your toilet to save water
• Slash the carbon footprint of your online shopping

Delivering a decisive hit of knowledge with every turn of the page, THINGS YOU CAN DO is the book for people who want to know more—and do more—to save the planet.

Eduardo Garcia has written news stories and features from more than a dozen countries in his more than fifteen years as a journalist. A native of Spain, Eduardo cut his teeth working as a Reuters correspondent in Guatemala, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, and Ecuador. In recent years, Eduardo has written dozens of stories giving New York Times readers advice on how to reduce their carbon footprint. Eduardo strives to lead a sustainable lifestyle and believes in using words to empower people.
Sara Boccaccini Meadows is a print designer and illustrator living in Brooklyn, New York, originally from the rolling hills of the Peak District, England. Since arriving in New York City, she has been splitting her time between working as a textile designer, illustrator, and artist. She uses watercolor and gouache to create quirky illustrations and has collaborated with many amazing brands, publishers, and agencies.

 

BONG JOON-HO: DISSIDENT CINEMA de Karen Han

Brilliantly illustrated and designed by the London-based film magazine Little White Lies, BONG JOON-HO examines the career of the South Korean writer/director, who has been making critically acclaimed feature films for more than two decades.

BONG JOON-HO: DISSIDENT CINEMA
by Karen Han
illustrated by Little White Lies
Abrams, November 2022

First breaking out into the international scene with festival-favorite Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000), Bong then set his sights on the story of a real-life serial killer in 2003’s Memories of Murder and once again won strong international critical attention, taking home the prize for Best Director at the San Sebastian Film Festival. But it was 2006’s The Host that proved to be a huge breakout moment both for Bong and the Korean film industry. The monster movie, set in Seoul, premiered at Cannes and became an instant hit—South Korea’s widest release ever, setting new box office records and selling remake rights in the US to Universal. Bong’s next feature, Mother (2009) also premiered at Cannes, once again earning critical acclaim and appearing on many “best-of” lists for 2009/2010. Bong’s first English-language film, Snowpiercer (2013)—set on a postapocalyptic train where class divisions erupt into class warfare—followed on its heels, bringing his work outside of the South Korean and film festival markets and onto the stage of global commercial cinema.
With 2017’s 
Okja (which became a center of controversy due to its being produced and released by Netflix), Bong became even more of an internationally known name, with the New York Times‘ A. O. Scott calling the film “a miracle of imagination and technique.” Bong’s next film, the 2019 black comedy/thriller Parasite, simultaneously scaled back—the film is mostly set in just two locations, with two Korean families taking center stage—and took his career to new heights, winning the Palme d’Or with a unanimous vote, as well as history-making Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best International Feature Film.  Parasite’s jarring shifts in tone—encompassing darkness, drama, slapstick, and black humor—and its unsubtle critiques of late capitalism and American imperialism are in conversation with Bong’s entire body of work, and this mid-career monograph will survey the entirety of that work, including his short films, to flesh out the stories behind the films with supporting analytical text and interviews with Bong’s key collaborators. The book also explores Bong’s rise in the cultural eye of the West, catching up readers with his career before his next masterpiece arrives.

Karen Han is a Korean American culture writer and screenwriter whose work can be found in outlets such as the New York Times, the Atlantic, Vanity Fair, VICE, the Village Voice, New York Magazine, and Slate. She has also appeared on television and radio as a critic on Good Morning America, Amanpour, NPR, and WNYC. She lives in Los Angeles.

THE FOLDING LADY de Sophie Liard

Making her debut in 2020 and already followed by more than 3.8 million fans on TikTok, the internet sensation The Folding Lady shows everyone how to use her smart and simple home hacks and tips to fold any household item and organize difficult areas to create extra space and improve functionality in the home.

THE FOLDING LADY
by Sophie Liard
Harper Design, April 2022
(via The Whalen Agency)

In this illustrated guide, Sophie Liard brings her expertise together and teaches you how to fold all of your household items, from boxers, leggings, and socks to sheets, towels and even napkins and wrapping paper. The Folding Lady shows you that anything is foldable and shares the inner joy that folding brings and offers extra tips on organizing drawers, desks, snack drawers, cosmetics, and more to make life a little easier and more manageable. Sophie encourages you to take charge of small, simple, and achievable tasks. Sometimes you have to let go of trying to tackle the big stuff and make the most of the little things that can be controlled. THE FOLDING LADY will bring you comfort and help you find solace amid the daily stress.

A working mother of two, Sophie Liard began her TikTok and Instagram accounts The Folding Lady to share ideas and solutions for making the most of small space living, and to help others get some control and comfort back in their lives during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Sophie lives in Surrey, UK with her husband and two sons.