You've probably heard that Spring is a time when 'a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love'. Get
Since Egyptian turmoil has been in the news lately, it may be time to look at the past and remember that one of the only constants is change. Read Toby Wilkinson's "The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt" to better understand the sweeping changes that have enveloped Egypt over the centuries.
"When Gadgets Betray Us: The dark side of our infatuation with new technologies" explains that the conveniences we have come to expect in our modern life (think online banking, digital photos, keyless entry & more) hide the fact that we are 'giving over the management of our crucial information to the latest and greatest electronic gadgets'. With this important work, the author Robert Vamosi provides an intelligible view of new technologies and a common sense approach to protecting your privacy .
"Moonwalking with Einstein " is a fascinating title that explains how to improve your memory using techniques developed by the Greeks and used throughout the Middle Ages to memorize poems, books, and more. Axexandra Horowitz notes in her review of the book, "that the art of memory is credited to the ancient Greek poet Simonides, who was able to perfectly recall the scene in a banquet hall moments before the roof collapsed, simply by reviewing it in his mind’s eye. The “method of loci” assigns distinctive images to anything one wants to remember, placing the images in familiar rooms or buildings. Recalling, then, becomes a matter of traveling through those locations, or “memory palaces,” and noting the images assembled there. This seeming sleight of hand — memorize X in order to remember Y — takes advantage of a simple fact of human cognition: we naturally remember visual images. Take a moment to imagine your own living room; a detailed description of everything in sight is effortless." Improve your memory--come to the library and borrow this book!
The Weekend Woodworker's Project Collection: 40 Projects for the Time-Challenged Craftsman contains well thought out plans for chairs, clocks, bookcases, shelving, mirrors, baskets, boxes, & more. Use this title to make your own family heirlooms that will stand the test of time.