If you’re interested in how things work, this guide will help you experiment with one crucial system you usually ignore—your body and its health. Long hours focusing on code or circuits tends to stifle notions of nutrition, but with this educational and highly useful book you can approach fitness through science, whether it’s investigating your ancestral health or using the latest self-tracking apps and gear.
Tune into components of your health through discussions on food, exercise, sleep, hormesis, and other issues—as well as interviews with various scientists and athletes—and discover healthy ways to tinker with your lifestyle.
O’Reilly Media, $34.99, April 2012, ISBN #: 1-4493-9989-4.
Ready to move to the Mac? This incomparable guide helps you make a smooth transition. New York Times columnist and Missing Manuals creator David Pogue gets you past three challenges: transferring your stuff, assembling Mac programs so you can do what you did with Windows, and learning your way around Mac OS X.
O’Reilly Media/Pogue Press, $29.99, March 2012, ISBN #: 9781449398538.
Enter a bright new world of entertainment with Amazon’s red hot tablet. This guide lights the way with lots of illustrations and step-by-step instructions for browsing the Web, emailing, playing games, and viewing books, movies, and magazines in blazing color. Learn how to manage your media library on the Fire and in the cloud—and where to find the coolest apps. Everything you need is right here.
O’Reilly Media/Pogue Press, $19.99, February 2012, ISBN #:9781449399894
Apple’s third-generation iPad has a new, razor-sharp Retina display and a robust processor that will dazzle you with their looks and speed, but you won’t get far without an owner’s manual to all the tablet’s features.
This comprehensive guide shows you how to transfer media to your iPad, sync and shop wirelessly, tap into WiFi and 4G cellular networks, and use iTunes for media management.
O’Reilly Media / Pogue Press, $24.99, April 2012, ISBN#: 9781449316181
Why I Don’t Lose Weight! is an easy to understand guide to identifying and overcoming the root causes that keep you trapped in an emotional eating cycle.
Bookmarks Publishing, $15.95, May 2012, ISBN#: 978-0-9835966-3-9
Is there a place for humor in death? The twenty-four true, humorous stories of death in Exit Laughing show how laughing in the face of death really can help us heal from loss. With contributors like Malachy McCourt, Jacquelyn Mitchard, Barbara Graham, and more, the touching yet hilarious (and sometimes irreverent) stories give the reader permission to laugh through the tears.
North Atlantic Books, $18.95, May 2012, ISBN#: 978-1-58394-407-3
In Click Millionaires: Work Less, Live More with an Internet Business You Love, Scott Fox provides specific, proven strategies and tools for building an online business that provides the foundation for a more prosperous and flexible future.
AMACOM, $22.00, June 2012, ISBN#: 978-0-8144-3191-7
This valuable resource dissects life’s circumstances and the impact of stress. Using sound Biblical principles and scriptures, it equips readers to understand and overcome life’s challenges. Each reader will be empowered with the tools to combat the effects of stress as it relates to marriages and relationships, parenting, financial habits and activities, career choices, employment, workplace violence, grieving and many specific health issues.
Greater Insight Publishing, $16.99, July 2012, ISBN#: 978-0-9799331-3-4
Twitter has become an indispensable communications tool for businesses, non-profits, celebrities, and people around the globe. With the second edition of this friendly, full-color guide, you’ll quickly get up to speed not only on standard features, but also on new options and nuanced uses that will help you tweet with confidence.
Co-written by two widely recognized Twitter experts, The Twitter Book is packed with all-new real-world examples, solid advice, and clear explanations guaranteed to turn you into a power user.
O’Reilly Media, $19.99, November 2011, ISBN#: 9781449314200
Are you the innovative type, the cook who marches to a different drummer — used to expressing your creativity instead of just following recipes? Are you interested in the science behind what happens to food while it’s cooking? Do you want to learn what makes a recipe work so you can improvise and create your own unique dish?
Cooking for Geeks is an excellent and intriguing resource for anyone who wants to experiment with cooking, even if you don’t consider yourself a geek.
O’Reilly Media, $34.99, July 2010, ISBN#: 9781449399894