Archive for May, 2012

Books for World No Tobacco Day: Our Red Signal to Tobacco

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

Today is May 31, World No Tobacco Day, which is a time to show the red signal to all forms of tobacco consumption for 24-hours, as proclaimed by the World Health Organization.

Tobacco is the single greatest cause of preventable death globally. Its use leads most commonly to diseases affecting the heart and lungs, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and cancer.

And, do you know that the death toll of active smokers in America is approx. 400, 000 per year as well as that of passive smokers is approx. 50, 000 a year. Hence, quit smoking is the most essential activities that should be strictly followed not only in America but across the world.

Our idea to say no to tobacco is reading appropriate books against tobacco for a whole day in order to abscond tobacco consumption. And, this day could be any day. So here enlisted some randomly picked books from our online bookstore, that will light up minds against tobacco intake and thus, enable to shun this deadly product.

Tobacco or Health? – A book of a high scientific standard that helps inform the reader of all smoking-related problems. This book presents a summary of the consequences that tobacco smoking has on health, taking into account all organ systems affected, such as the respiratory tract, cardiovascular system, central nervous system, and urinary tract, including mineral metabolism and the pregnant women. It also describes primary prevention measures as well as possible intervention modalities, established on evidence-based medicine, to help individuals stop smoking.

Love Not Smoking: Do Something Different –  Giving up smoking doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Forget willpower and withdrawal, the six-week LOVE NOT SMOKING program will help you quit for good and also give you the tools for reclaiming your passion for life. Based on scientifically proven psychological techniques, this book will train your brain to anticipate different rewards; swap old habits for new, revitalizing ones; and learn new ways to relieve stress and get more pleasure out of your days.

You can give this book to your smoking addict friends and loved ones to help them quit this habit and to show them that you care enough to want them to quit!

1,440 Reasons To Quit Smoking – Quit Smoking Now! This is what this incredible book urges to its readers. Packed with inspirational messages – one for each minute of the day and night – this book will help you or your loved one in quitting smoking. It’s a humorous, touching, and above all, convincing source of strength for soon-to-be-ex-smokers. This is the perfect gift for anyone who smokes.

If Only I Could Quit: Recovering From Nicotine Addiction – This complete resource brings together personal stories of recovery, Twelve Step guidance, and 90 daily meditations to help us become nicotine-free. Written by one of Hazelden’s most popular meditation authors and a recovering nicotine addict, this book is a great resource to encourage oneself against the consumption of tobacco, a deadly and completely useless product.

No Thanks, but I’d Love to Dance: Choosing to Live Smoke Free – Conveying a positive, nonjudgmental message to children, this tale provides techniques for empowering them to refuse offers of tobacco in pursuit of a healthy and active lifestyle. Belle, an exuberant six-year-old, and her beloved Grandma Bee share a great love for dancing. As a result of tobacco use earlier in her life, Grandma Bee must now use an oxygen tank to assist in her breathing. Observant Belle, who cannot imagine life without dancing, consciously makes the lifelong choice to dance instead of smoke.

The Cigarette Century: The Rise, Fall, and Deadly Persistence of the Product That Defined America – Spanning from agriculture to big business, from medicine to politics, this book is the definitive account of how smoking came to be so deeply implicated in our culture, science, policy, and law. No product has been so heavily promoted or has become so deeply entrenched in American consciousness. This eye-opening book shows in striking detail how one ephemeral and largely useless product, while heading towards deaths, came to play such a dominant role in so many aspects of our lives.

Best Jewelry Books: Learn about an Amazing Adornment

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

Today, on the Birth Anniversary of Peter Carl Fabergé, a Russian jeweler, best known for the famous Fabergé eggs made using precious metals and gemstones, we have come up with this blog-post dedicated to the glorious journey of “Jewelry” from prehistoric to contemporary era of humankind.

Enlisted below the well-received books on Jewelry Designs as well as Jewelry Making that will escort the readers to an amalgamated world of beauty and creativity.  

Vintage Jewelry Design: Classics to Collect & Wear – This gorgeous coffee-table book, with a foreword by influential jeweler Gerda Flöckinger, showcases classic vintage jewelry from the past 100 years. Featuring examples that epitomize the iconic styles of each decade, it offers an overview of the most influential designers including Tiffany, Cartier, Fabergé, and Chanel), their sources of inspiration, and materials of choice. Photos display a selection of rare and remarkable pieces from museums and private owners, and a vintage shopping guide gives tips on spotting fakes, caring for purchases, and other important facts collectors should know.

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Jewelry Making and Beading – You’ve probably coveted jewelry you’ve seen in artsy boutiques and fashion magazines or envied friends who have the perfect bling to accentuate everything. With this book, you’ll learn to craft designs that are chic but inexpensive. With hundreds of detailed photos, this book covers tools and supplies, bead stringing and weaving, wire wrapping, and more. Terrific projects will get you started and inspire you to create your own jewelry and beadwork designs.

7000 Years of Jewelry – This is the most comprehensive and beautifully illustrated history of jewelry. It explores the varied styles, techniques and materials used to make jewelry in many civilizations throughout the world and across the millennia. Egyptian necklaces, Celtic torcs, South American gold masks, Renaissance pendants and Art Nouveau buckles are examples of the range of the masterpieces described and illustrated with 400 superb photographs.

500 Silver Jewelry Designs: The Powerful Allure of a Precious Metal – From time-honored forging of cuffs and chokers to cutting-edge brooches and rings, silver’s beauty is fully revealed in a range of techniques, styles, and forms that will delight readers. This new addition to the 500 gallery-book series presents an outstanding and visually diverse collection of handmade silver art jewelry by both established and emerging international designers. This book will inspire jewelers and crafters of all media, and makes a gorgeous and delightful gift book for women and men who dream of wearing the world’s finest jewelry creations.

Jewelry Designs from Nature: Woodlands, Gardens, Sea: Art Bead Jewelry Designs Inspired by Nature – In this book Heather Powers reveals her creative process and guides readers through 30 nature inspired bracelet, necklace and earring projects. She shows readers that there is a method behind using simple stringing and other basic jewelry-making techniques to produce jaw-dropping results. Readers will learn to design pieces with simple techniques, chain, wire, findings, crystals, seed beads and art beads in standard sizes.

Bead on a Wire: Making Handcrafted Wire and Beaded Jewelry – In this latest book, author Sharilyn Miller shows crafters of all levels how to get in on the popularity of jewelry and beading, with an in-depth section on design and construction techniques that makes it simple to get started. With more than 20 step-by-step bead and wire jewelry projects, including gorgeous earrings, necklaces, brooches and bracelets, it only takes a few basic steps to start making fashionable jewelry that’s guaranteed to trigger compliments.

Hope, our readers, especially women, would love going through these books in order to add more beauty in their appearances.

A List of Memorable Memoirs of All Time

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

Some days back, we published blog post on “Top 10 Most Popular Autobiographies of All Time“, and today, we thought of coming up with “A List of Memorable Memoirs of All Time”.

Let’s first understand the difference between an autobiography and a memoir. Though both the genre of writing are centered on one’s personal life experiences, there are obvious and practical differences between the two. Unlike an autobiography, which is a formal chronological telling of one’s experience including phases such as childhood, adolescence, adulthood, etc. with dates and double-checked facts, a memoir  is a narrative having primary focus around a mood or attitude toward a particular section of the author’s life, and that has much more intimate relationship to the writer’s own memories, feelings and emotions.

So, enlisted below those Memoirs that are unforgettable for not only their authors, but become memorable for their readers, too.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert – In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want–husband, country home, successful career, but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and elated book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and of what she found in their place. Following a divorce and a crushing depression, Gilbert set out to examine three different aspects of her nature, set against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.

Marley & Me: Life and Love with the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan –  This is a heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog, named Marley who taught them what really matters in life. Based on human-animal relationship, this book is also adapted into a movie with the same name and that is as successful as the books is.

Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt“When I look back on my childhood I wonder how I managed to survive at all. It was, of course, a miserable childhood: the happy childhood is hardly worth your while. Worse than the ordinary miserable childhood is the miserable Irish childhood, and worse yet is the miserable Irish Catholic childhood.” So begins the luminous memoir of Frank McCourt about his miser than miserable childhood, about his survival. Wearing shoes repaired with tires, begging a pig’s head for Christmas dinner, and searching the pubs for his father, Frank endures poverty, near-starvation and the casual cruelty of relatives and neighbors, yet lives to tell his tale with eloquence, exuberance and remarkable forgiveness.

The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch – A lot of professors give talks titled “The Last Lecture.” Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn’t have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave as “Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams” wasn’t about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment. It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living.

A Million Little Pieces by James FreyAt the age of 23, James Frey woke up on a plane to find his front teeth knocked out and his nose broken. He had no idea where the plane was headed nor any recollection of the past two weeks. An alcoholic for ten years and a crack addict for three, he checked into a treatment facility shortly after landing. There he was told he could either stop using or die before he reached age 24. This is Frey’s acclaimed account of his six weeks in rehab.

Julie and Julia: My Year of Cooking Dangerously by Julie PowellJulie Powell, nearing thirty and trapped in a dead-end secretarial job, resolves to reclaim her life by cooking in the span of a single year, every one of the 524 recipes in Julia Child’s legendary Mastering the Art of French Cooking. Her unexpected reward: not just a newfound respect for calves’ livers and aspic, but a new life-lived with gusto. This bestselling irresistible memoir is now a major motion picture. The film version is written and directed by Nora Ephron and stars Amy Adams as Julie and Meryl Streep as Julia.

My Life in France by Julia Child – In her own words, here is the captivating story of Julia Child’s years in France, where she fell in love with French food and found ‘her true calling.’

From the moment the ship docked in Le Havre in the fall of 1948 and Julia watched the well-muscled stevedores unloading the cargo to the first perfectly soigné meal that she and her husband, Paul, savored in Rouen en route to Paris, where he was to work for the USIS, Julia had an awakening that changed her life. Soon this tall, outspoken gal from Pasadena, California, who didn’t speak a word of French and knew nothing about the country, was steeped in the language, chatting with purveyors in the local markets, and enrolled in the Cordon Bleu.

A Wolf at the Table: A Memoir of My Father by Augusten Burroughs - In this memoir of his childhood, Burroughs makes a quantum leap into untapped emotional terrain: the radical pendulum swing between love and hate, the unspeakably terrifying relationship between father and son. Told with scorching honesty and penetrating insight, it is a story for anyone who has ever longed for unconditional love from a parent. Though harrowing and brutal, this memoir will ultimately leave you buoyed with the profound joy of simply being alive. It’s a memoir of stunning psychological cruelty and the redemptive power of hope.

Hope, our readers would love reading these Memoirs, and if you have some other titles, which you think fits the list feel free to mention them in your comments.

Books for Memorial Day: A Tribute to the Lost Warriors

Monday, May 28th, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

Today on national Memorial Day, which is celebrated annually on the last Monday of May as a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces, we have brought a list of the most celebrated books on popular wars in the military history of the United States. These books are written by war experts/historians and those who witnessed the scenes at war or say who were fortunate enough amid a bloodiest war to see the life next of it, letting us know how and in what circumstances millions of soldiers and civilians lost their lives during the war in order to get just one victory. Take a look:

The Forever War by Dexter Filkins – An instant classic of war reporting, The Forever War is the definitive account of America’s conflict with Islamic fundamentalism and a searing exploration of its human costs. Through the eyes of Filkins, a foreign correspondent for the New York Times, we witness the rise of the Taliban in the 1990s, the aftermath of the attack on New York on September 11th, and the American wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Filkins is the only American journalist to have reported on all these events, and his experiences are conveyed in a riveting narrative filled with unforgettable characters and astonishing scenes.

A Rumor of War by Philip Caputo – In March of 1965, Marine Lieutenent Philip J. Caputo landed at Da Nang with the first ground combat unit deployed to Vietnam. Sixteen months later, having served on the line in one of modern history’s ugliest wars, he returned home–physically whole but emotionally wasted, his youthful idealism forever gone. “A Rumor of War” is more than one soldier’s story. Upon its publication in 1977, it shattered America’s indifference to the fate of the men sent to fight in the jungles of Vietnam. In the years since then, it has become not only a basic text on the Vietnam War but also a renowned classic in the literature of wars throughout history.

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War by Karl Marlantes – Written by a man who had been served as a Marine in Vietnam and won many gallantry awards and medals, this book is a visceral and spellbinding novel about what it is like to be a young man at war. It is the timeless story of a young Marine lieutenant, Waino Mellas, and his comrades in Bravo Company, who are dropped into the mountain jungle of Vietnam as boys and forced to fight their way into manhood. It is an unforgettable novel that transforms the tragedy of Vietnam into a powerful and universal story of courage, camaraderie, and sacrifice.

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand – This book has an inspiring true story of a man who during World War II lived through a series of catastrophes almost too incredible to be believed. In evocative, immediate descriptions, Hillenbrand unfold the story of Louie Zamperini, a juvenile delinquent-turned-Olympic runner-turned-Army hero. During a routine search mission over the Pacific, Louie’s plane crashed into the ocean, and what happened to him over the next three years of his life is a story that will not let you divert your eyes from the pages for a single moment.

Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945 by Sir Max Hastings – One of the finest military historians, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the Second World War for thirty-five years. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire war. This book is a masterpiece on WWII that shows us at once the truly global reach of war and its deeply personal consequences. Remarkably informed and wide-ranging, this book is a new and essential understanding of one of the greatest and bloodiest events of the twentieth century, illuminating some of the darker and less explored regions under the war’s penumbra.

Black Hearts: One Platoon’s Descent into Madness in Iraq’s Triangle of Death by Jim Frederick – This is the story of a small group of soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s fabled 502nd Infantry Regiment—a unit known as “the Black Heart Brigade.” Drawing on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with Black Heart soldiers and first-hand reporting from the Triangle of Death, Black Hearts is a timeless story about men in combat and the fragility of character in the savage crucible of warfare. But it is also a timely warning of new dangers emerging in the way American soldiers are led on the battlefields of the twenty-first century.

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Popular Books on Social Activism

Friday, May 25th, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

Social activism is an intentional action with an aim of bringing about social change/s. If you feel strongly about a social issue and its cause, you must work towards bringing a positive change in the same. You can start your journey from poor condition to better situation of the social issue of your concern by reading well-composed socially concerned books written by some eminent social activists that will appropriately whet your appetite for Social Activism.

Our online bookstore, Printsasia.com, is flooded with Books on Social Activism, out of which we’ve extracted some of the most popular titles for you. Here are the same:

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America – one of the most talked about books of the year, this book reveals low-wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity — a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate strategies for survival. Barbara Ehrenreich come out with book after having spent her days with Americans working for poverty-level wages. To find out how can anyone survive on $6 to $7 an hour, she moved from Florida to Maine to Minnesota, taking the cheapest lodgings available and accepting work on lowest wage, and come out with a revelation that even the “lowliest” occupations require exhausting mental and physical efforts.

Stones Into Schools: Promoting Peace With Books, Not Bombs, in Afghanistan and Pakistan – This book is an effort by humanitarian Greg Mortenson, the author of the bestseller Three Cups of Tea, towards promoting peace in through education. Based on the personal stories and case studies of the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan, this book reflects author’s broader vision to promote peace through education and literacy while touching on military matters, Islam, and women.

The End of Poverty – Renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs has a plan to eliminate extreme poverty around the world by 2025 which you can learn about in this book. His focus is on the one billion poorest individuals around the world who are caught in a poverty trap of disease, physical isolation, environmental stress, political instability, and lack of access to capital, technology, medicine, and education. Through this book, Sachs offers the readers a clear understanding, not of how daunting the world’s problems are, but of how solvable they are—and why making the effort is a matter both of moral obligation and strategic self-interest.

Rules for Radicals – This a very best guide of Social Activism. Written by Saul Alinsky, a leader of the 70s movements whose lessons continue relevant today, this book counsels young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Since its first publication in 1971, this book has kept inspiring readers and social thinkers for bringing changes while being on ground level.

Pathologies of Power: Health, Human Rights and the New War on the Poor – Internationally acclaimed physician and anthropologist, Paul Farmer, uses harrowing stories of life and death in extreme situations in the beleaguered villages of Haiti and Chiapas to interrogate our understanding of Human Rights that include the most basic rights of all: food, shelter and health. In this compelling book, Farmer captures the central dilemma of our times – the increasing disparities of health and well-being within and among societies.

Free to Choose: A Personal Statement – Written by Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman, this is the international bestseller on the extent to which personal freedom has been eroded by government regulations and agencies while personal prosperity has been undermined by government spending and economic controls. This thought-proving book is a critical analysis of democratic governments that, on contrast, have put limits to the freedom of their respective citizens on the base of national security.

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10 Well-received Non-fiction Books to Make Your Bookshelf Worthier

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

Enlisted below 10 nonfiction books that we’ve found amazing and resourceful, and thus must-read for our valuable readers. Since it was hard enough to fish out only 10 titles from the vast ocean of non-fiction books written ever, our editorial team limited itself to the books that subtly epitomize our social and moral values. Our team has selected these books after a careful review of the best non-fiction lists published online by different sources as well as on the base of how-well received the book is.

We do not claim that this list is authoritative and comprehensive, but yes, the books it has are thought-provoking and worth-reading that will make you think the most, and that we believe every book-lovers should add to their bookshelves.

The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living – From the Nobel Peace Prize winner and man of great inner peace H. H. the Dalai Lama, this book brings to general audience the key to a happy life. In collaboration with a Western psychiatrist, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day depression, anxiety, anger, jealousy, or just an ordinary bad mood. He discusses relationships, health, family, and work to show us how to ride through life’s obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. This highly inspirational book crosses the boundaries of all traditions to help readers with the difficulties common to all human beings.

The World Is Flat 3.0: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century – This book is a new edition of the globally acclaimed book The World Is Flat, a Thomas L. Friedman‘s account of the great changes taking place in our time, as lightning-swift advances in technology and communications put people all over the globe in touch as never. In this new edition Friedman includes fresh stories and insights to help us understand the flattening of the world. Weaving new information into his overall thesis, he also includes two new chapters in this book on how to be a political activist and social entrepreneur in a flat world; and on the more troubling question of how to manage our reputations and privacy in a world where we are all becoming publishers and public figures.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – In this book, the author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-oriented approach for solving personal and professional problems. He points out seven life-transforming habits that boast fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity and that may lead one to become a highly effective people. This book can be an indispensable reading for anyone who wants to concentrate on the important things and become more effective in work and in life.

Fast Food Nation: What the All-American Meal Is Doing to the WorldEric Schlosser has visited the state of the art labs where scientists recreate the flavors and smells of everything from cooked chicken to fresh strawberries in the test tube and he has spoken to workers at meat packing plants with some of the worst safety records in the world. He explores the links between Hollywood and the fast food trade, and the tactics used to target ever younger consumers. In a meticulously researched and powerfully argued account, “Fast Food Nation” reveals the full price of our appetite for instant gratification.

Silent Spring – This book of Rachel Carson had launched an environmental movement in American at its very first publication in 1962. Drawing on a scientific angle, Ms Carson was able to showcase the dangers of careless pesticide use for human and ecological health of the Earth. Centered at the effects of insecticides and pesticides on songbird populations throughout the United States, whose declining numbers yielded the silence which the book title is based on, this book is without question one of the landmark books of the twentieth century.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies - In this informative and resourceful book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Phi Beta Kappa Award in Science, the Rhone-Poulenc Prize, and the Commonwealth club of California’s Gold Medal, this book is a major advance in our understanding of human societies, chronicling the way that the modern world came to be, and stunningly dismantling  the racial theories of human history.

A Brief History of Time – A landmark volume in science written by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking, this book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends? Mr. Hawking explains about the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time” of the big bang in a language that we all can understand.

A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius – A must-read for everyone, this is the moving memoir of a college senior who, in the space of five weeks, loses both of his parents to cancer and inherits his eight-year-old brother. This is an exhilarating debut by Dave Eggers that manages to be simultaneously hilarious and wildly inventive that has a deeply heartfelt story of the love that holds a family together.

Fingerprints of the Gods – The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal, Graham Hancock, reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory, disclosing a number of mysteries regarding Humanity and Civilization.

Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media – In this path breaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order. This book is a shocking revelation about the present media and it’s so called responsibilities.

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On World Turtle Day, Let the Tortoise Win Again

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

Today, May 23, is the World Turtle Day which is sponsored yearly since 2000 by American Tortoise Rescue (ATR). The purpose of this day is to bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for the world’s oldest creatures, turtles and tortoises. Existed since the time of the dinosaurs, these gentle animals have been around the world for more than 200 million years, yet they are rapidly disappearing as a result of the exotic food industry, habitat destruction and the cruel pet trade.

The celebration of this day is a call to protect the harmless and the oldest extant species on Earth that may become in future an extinct like the dinosaurs, if we do not do anything helpful for safeguarding them. We should support the noble intention of the people and the organizations endeavoring to conserve this extant-getting-extinct species of marine world. Also, in this way, we can preserve the  essence of the famous folklore “The Tortoise and The Hare” for the coming generations.

To promote the cause of this very day, our editorial team, after making thorough online research, has compiled a list of books that will not only enhance your knowledge about the status, biology, and lives of the sea turtles,  but also let you know why it is so crucial to prevent the same from mass extinction.

Sea Turtles: A Complete Guide to Their Biology, Behavior, and Conservation – For more than two hundred million years, harm less sea turtles have been living and swimming gracefully in the world’s oceans. Marine biologist James R. Spotila has spent much of his life unraveling the mysteries of these graceful creatures and working to ensure their survival. In Sea Turtles, he offers a comprehensive and compelling account of their history and life cycle based on the most recent scientific data—and suggests what we can do now to save them.

Fire In The Turtle House: The Green Sea Turtle and the Fate of the Ocean – Sea turtles are the oldest creature of the Earth, but now, suddenly, they are dying, ravaged by a mysterious plague. What is happening to the sea turtle, and how can it be stopped? In this fascinating scientific detective story, Osha Gray Davidson tracks the fervent efforts of the extraordinary scientists, marine biologists, veterinarians, and others who are worked to unravel the complicated biological and environmental puzzle behind the turtles and their extinction. Besides following the particular species of turtles, Davidson also explores the history of man’s relationship to the sea, opening a window onto the role played by humans in the increasing number of marine die-offs and extinctions.

Saving Sea Turtles: Extraordinary Stories from the Battle against Extinction –  Award-winning author James R. Spotila has done an in-depth study of the modern-day conservation movement to tell the tales of today’s sea turtle conservationists. He provides a complete overview of sea turtle biology and life cycles, discusses the human and natural world threats they face, and examines the new methods and technologies humans are using to save them. Throughout the book, Spotila dots the narrative with stories of real-life heroes who risk life and limb to understand, track, and conserve sea turtles across the globe.

Voyage of the Turtle: In Pursuit of the Earth’s Last Dinosaur – Through this book, award-winning natural history expert Carl Safina makes clear that the fate of the leatherback turtle, the largest like dinosaurs, is in our hands. Safina and his colleagues has track down leatherbacks across the world’s oceans and onto remote beaches of every continent to study their biology and current status. Throughout, in his peerless prose, Safina captures the delicate interaction between these gentle giants and the humans who are playing a significant role in their survival.

Interrupted Journey: Saving Endangered Sea Turtles – Limp and frozen, a Kemp’s ridley turtle washes up on Cape Cod. When a boy named Max finds it, the turtle appears to be dead. But is it? Award-winning author Kathryn Lasky takes young readers on a riveting tour that begins on the icy shores of Cape Cod, where expert teams attempt to revive the Kemp’s ridley, and ends on the warm beaches of the Gulf of Mexico, where turtles of this rare breed are born and may return to lay eggs of their own. All sea turtles are threatened or endangered, but the Kemp’s ridley is the most endangered of all — and this awe-inspiring story makes it clear why we need to protect them.

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Popular Biodiversity Books: Issues to Ponder Upon

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

As declared by the United Nations, the world is celebrating today, on May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), an annual event that is proclaimed with an intent to increase understanding and awareness about the issues related to Earth’s biodiversity.

Enlisted below some popular Biodiversity Books that deals with the different biodiversity issues, especially those posing serious danger to the Earth’s ecology, and that are written by the renowned veteran of the subject like professors, naturalists and entomologists. These books may help you better understand the current scenario of the subject as well as make you aware about what you are supposed to do  and what not in order to safeguard the nature that we all love and live in.

The Future of Life – The eminent Harvard naturalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Edward O. Wilson organizes his prodigious intellect and imagination in this impassioned call to ensure the future of life. Opening with an imagined conversation with Henry David Thoreau at Walden Pond, he combines lyrical descriptions with dire warnings and remarkable stories of flora and fauna on the edge of extinction with hard economics. He deals with the questions like: How many species are we really losing? Is environmentalism truly contrary to economic development? And how can we save the planet? Having penned an eloquent plea for the need for a global land ethic, he offers the strategies necessary to ensure life on earth based on foresight, moral courage, and the best tools that science and technology can provide.

The Diversity of Life (Questions of Science) – Watching from the edge of the Brazilian rain forest, witness to the sort of violence nature visits upon its creatures, the Harvard University entomologist Edward. Wilson reflects on the crucible of evolution, and so begins his remarkable account of how the living world became diverse and how humans are destroying that diversity. In this book, Wilson takes a sweeping view of our planet’s natural richness, remarking on what on the surface seems a paradox: “almost all the species that ever lived are extinct, and yet more are alive today than at any time in the past.”

The Growth of Biological Thought: Diversity, Evolution, and Inheritance – No one in this century can speak with greater authority on the progress of ideas in biology than Ernst Mayr. And no book has ever established the life sciences so firmly in the mainstream of Western intellectual history as “The Growth of Biological Thought.” Ten years in preparation, this is a work of epic proportions, tracing the development of the major problems of biology from the earliest attempts to find order in the diversity of life, to modern research into the mechanisms of gene transmission.

The Balance of Nature: Ecology’s Enduring Myth – The idea of a balance of nature has been a dominant part of Western philosophy since before Aristotle, and it persists in the public imagination and even among some ecologists today. In this lively and thought-provoking book, John Kricher demonstrates that the nature in fact is not in balance, nor has it ever been at any stage in Earth’s history. He explains how and why this notion of a natural world in balance has endured for so long, and he shows why, in these times of extraordinary human influence on the planet’s ecosystems, it is critical that we accept and understand that evolution is a fact of life, and that ecology is far more dynamic than we ever imagined.

The End of the Wild – With the extinction rate at 3000 species a year and accelerating, we can now predict that as many as half of the Earth’s species will disappear within the next 100 years. The species that will survive be the ones that are most compatible with us: the weedy species–from mosquitoes to coyotes. The End of the Wild by Stephen M. Meyer is a wake-up call. Drawing on the evidence from the last ten years of research on environment, Meyer argues that no national or international laws, global bio reserves and local sustainability schemes will change the course that has been set. Like it or not, we can no longer talk about conserving nature. The race to save biodiversity is over, but that doesn’t mean our work is over. Now, what we need to do is to create new strategies for managing and protecting what is left.

Biological Exuberance: Animal Homosexuality and Natural Diversity – Homosexuality in its myriad forms has been scientifically documented in more than 450 species of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects, and other animals worldwide. Biological Exuberance is the first comprehensive account of the subject that brings together accurate, accessible, and non-sensationalized information. Based on a rich body of zoological research spanning more than two centuries, Bruce Bagemihl shows that animals engage in all types of non-reproductive sexual behavior which poses danger to Earth’s biological diversity. He firmly shatters the prevailing notion that homosexuality is uniquely human and only occurs in “unnatural” circumstances.

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United Kingdom -Shop Books @ Printsasia in Your Local Currency

Monday, May 21st, 2012

We take pride in announcing that we have launched today yet another online bookshop for offering books to our customers in United Kingdom. Now customers from U.K can shop for books at http://www.printsasia.co.uk in their local currency.

We target to make you all shop in your local currencies- Printsasia.co.uk is just the beginning. Watch this space, many more country specific bookshops to come soon. We would really appreciate if you can provide us some feedback on this newly launched website by writing to us at web@printsasia.co.uk

Our Journey So far

It’s almost a year now when we launched a revived and revitalized printsasia.com. Since the time of launch, journey was not that easy. Establishing ourselves in the market where many big players existed from more than a decade was herculean task. Taking on the competitors with deep pockets and huge yearly budget to burn out on marketing and advertising was nerve chilling.

The biggest of all was to win customers’ trust and establish ourselves as a legitimate, genuine and capable bookstore satisfying all their literary penchants.

In a short span of one year’s time, what we have achieved is just a minuscule percentage of what we target to achieve as a book retailers or as online bookstore. But we feel proud of the fact that despite all odds and challenges, we stand firmly and are growing at steady pace.

With our customer centric approach and with one of the most honest pricing in the book industry, we are confident that we will be achieving bigger in the coming years. We currently might not be providing our customers with lots of add on features and goodies, which normally our competitors do to allure customers but as an honest bookseller, we do offer some really needed utilities. Some of these are rich collection of rare and popular books, 24×7 live chat and email support and customized pricing for bulk orders. Last but not the least is our pocket friendly pricing.

Top 10 Most Popular Autobiographies of All Time

Saturday, May 19th, 2012

Author: Sherry Helms

Autobiographies — a popular, exciting, and mind-expanding way to learn about other life, especially of those who have/had beyond the ordinary life story and experiences, can be entertaining and inspirational, both at one time. Many of us can move to a deeper understanding of life by curling up with the autobiographies of extraordinary people.

If you are looking for a well-written autobiography to read or a well-told true yet inspirational life story to know about, you can go through the following list of the top ten Best-Selling Autobiographies of all time. Based on the rigorous online research executed by our deft editorial team, this list, we believe, may help you to get in to some remarkable lives which, in turn, introduce you to new hope, courage and morale.

The Diary of a Young Girl

This is an Autobiography of Anne Frank. Discovered in the attic in which she spent the last years of her life, Anne Frank’s remarkable diary has since become a world classic as a powerful reminder of the horrors of the holocaust in Nazis occupying Holland and an eloquent testament to the human spirit. In 1942, when Nazis overpowered the Holland, Anne Frank, a thirteen-year-old Jewish girl, and her family fled their home in Amsterdam and went into hiding with another family. In her diary Anne Frank recorded vivid impressions of her experiences she had during this period.

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The Autobiography of Malcolm X

The Autobiography of Malcolm X

If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X. His Autobiography is now an established classic of modern America, a book that expresses like none other the crucial truth about our times. The New York Times quoted for this books as, “Extraordinary. A brilliant, painful, important book.”

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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

An Autobiography of Maya Angelou, a phenomenal number one bestseller that has appeared on the New York Times bestseller list for nearly three years, this memoir traces Maya Angelou’s childhood in a small, rural community during the 1930s. Filled with images and recollections that point to the dignity and courage of black men and women, Angelou paints a sometimes disquieting, but always affecting picture of the people and the times that touched her life.

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Few men could compare to Benjamin Franklin. Virtually self-taught, he excelled as an athlete, a man of letters, a printer, a scientist, a wit, an inventor, an editor, and a writer, and he was probably the most successful diplomat in American history. Written initially to guide his son, Franklin’s autobiography is a lively, spellbinding account of his unique and eventful life. Stylistically his best work, it has become a classic in world literature, one to inspire and delight readers everywhere.

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Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance

Before Barack Obama became a politician he was, among other things, a writer. This Autobiography is his masterpiece: a refreshing, revealing portrait of a young man asking the big questions about identity and belonging. The son of a black African father and a white American mother, Obama recounts an emotional odyssey. He retraces the migration of his mother’s family from Kansas to Hawaii, then to his childhood home in Indonesia. Finally he travels to Kenya, where he confronts the bitter truth of his father’s life and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

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On Writing

This Autobiography is a part memoir, part master class by Stephen King, one of the bestselling authors of all time, revealing the practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported near-fatal accident in 1999, and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, this book will inspire and entertain everyone who reads it – fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

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Just Kids

An Autobiography of poet and performer, Patti Smith. This is Smith’s evocative, honest, and moving life story that reveals her extraordinary relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Begins as a love story and ends as an elegy, “Just Kids” is about friendship in the truest sense, and the artist’s calling. It serves as a salute to New York City during the late sixties and seventies and to its rich and poor, its hustlers and hellions. A true fable, it is a portrait of two young artists’ ascent, a prelude to fame.

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Long Walk to Freedom

Long Walk to Freedom

Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time who fought against racial oppression in South Africa that won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country.

In this Autobiography, he tells of his early years as an impoverished student and law clerk in Johannesburg, of his slow political awakening, and of his pivotal role in the rebirth of a stagnant ANC and the formation of its Youth League in the 1950s. Further, while describing his family and the unsuccessful yet painful married life, he talks on his struggle on political front, his underground leadership, his life imprisonment and the escalating political warfare in the fifties between the ANC and the government. He recounts the surprisingly eventful twenty-seven years in prison and the complex, delicate negotiations that led both to his freedom and to the beginning of the end of apartheid.

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My Life

My Life Bill Clinton

An exhaustive, soul-searching Autobiography, President Bill Clinton’s My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. This book allows a refreshingly candid look at the former president as a son, brother, teacher, father, husband, and public figure highlighting the history behind his greatest successes and failures, including his war against a “vast right-wing operation” determined to destroy him, and the “morally indefensible” acts for which he was nearly impeached.

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Running with Scissors: A Memoir by Augusten Burroughs

The true story of a boy whose mother gave him away to be raised by her unorthodox psychiatrist who resembles to Santa Claus. So at the age of twelve, Burroughs found himself amidst Victorian squalor living with the doctor’s bizarre family, and befriending a paedophile who resided in the backyard shed. The story of an outlaw childhood where rules were unheard of, and the Christmas tree stayed up all year round, where Valium was consumed like candy, and if things got dull an electroshock-therapy machine could provide entertainment. This is a funny, harrowing and bestselling account of an ordinary boy’s survival under the most extraordinary circumstances.

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