Mystifying the Monarch
The power of monarchs has traditionally been as much symbolic as actual, rooted in popular imagery of sovereignty, divinity, and authority. In Mystifying the Monarch, a distinguished group of contributors explores the changing nature of that imagery—and its political and social effects—in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present day. They demonstrate that, rather than a linear progression where perceptions of rulers moved inexorably from the sacred to the banal, in reality the history of monarchy has been one of constant tension between mystification and demystification.
The Black Book of Hollywood Diet Secrets
Presents a collection of diet, weight loss, and fitness tips from some of Hollywood's most famous celebrities, including Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Aniston, and Halle Berry.
The Microbiome Diet
Cutting-edge science has shown that the microbiome is the secret to healthy weight loss and to feeling healthy, energized, optimistic, and at the top of your game. The microbiome is a whole inner world that lives within your intestines—trillions of tiny microbes that help you extract the nutrients from your food, balance your mood, and sharpen your clarity and focus. These beneficial bacteria make up a separate ecology within the body and have an enormous influence on your metabolism, your hormones, your cravings—even your genes. The microbiome's health is intimately involved with yours: when it flourishes, you flourish. When it craves sugar, so do you. When it operates at peak efficiency, so does your metabolism. And when your microbiome is out of balance, you might find yourself gaining weight or unable to lose weight, no matter how much you exercise or how carefully you eat. To achieve your ideal weight, you need the help of your microbiome. Now, drawing from nearly two decades of experience as a specialist in functional medicine and intestinal health, Raphael Kellman, MD, has developed the first diet based upon on these scientific breakthroughs. The Microbiome Diet offers an effective three-phase plan to heal your gut, reset your metabolism, and achieve dramatic, sustainable weight loss. The Microbiome Diet will help you... Reset your metabolism Free yourself from food cravings and uncontrollable appetite Incorporate prebiotics, probiotics, and healing foods into every meal Lose weight—and keep it off—with a nonrestrictive life plan With delicious recipes, convenient meal plans, and helpful information on Microbiome Superfoods and Supersupplements—including prebiotics and probiotics—The Microbiome Diet gives you the tools to achieve your healthy weight, boost your mood, regain your mental focus, and be in your best shape for life.
The Story of Science
About the Book : - Accompanying a landmark BBC television series, "Science Story" traces the breakthroughs in every area of science from classical times to today. Throughout, the award-winning authors show us the big historical picture too. Great science happens when brilliant minds collide with new discoveries and tools at specific points in time. These intriguing and sometimes quirky insights are summarized in unique 'Connections' diagrams throughout the book. And we see the powerful and poignant human stories behind the discoveries. Scientists have always struggled against prejudice and closed minds - often their own. It takes a great deal of evidence to shift our world view. Challenging many of our assumptions about the history of science this is the perfect guide to where science has come from and why it is so vital today. About the Authors : - Michael Mosley's background is fascinatingly diverse. After studying politics, philosophy and economics at Oxford University, he worked for two years as a banker in the City of London. He then left to study medicine, before becoming a producer and presenter of science programmes for the BBC. Following his work on an award-winning documentary first broadcast in 1994, which revealed a proposed link between Helicobacter pylori and gastric ulcers, the British Medical Association gave Michael a gold award and the title of Medical Journalist of the Year. John Lynch, the Head of Science at the BBC, is an award-winning producer, director and author. As a producer and director he made several television series, covering everything from the eruption of Mount St Helens to the Nobel prize-winning discovery of buckminsterfullerene and the dinosaur-hunting expeditions in the Gobi Desert. He was the executive producer of the BBC's international hit 'Walking With Dinosaurs', netting a BAFTA and an Emmy in the process. He has also written the books Wild Weather, Walking With Cavemen and Earth: The Power Of The Planet, which accompanied their respective BBC television series.