"Itsy Bitsy Yoga: Poses to
Help Your Baby Sleep Longer, Digest Better, and Grow Stronger."
Helen Garabedian, Fireside Books, 2004, 236 pages.
One of the more intriguing
infant care books to come on the market, the premise of "Itsy Bitsy
Yoga" is simple: The ancient practice of yoga is a wonderful way for
parents to bond with their infant children and improve baby's
health. Complete with instructive photographs that depict the
different yoga positions, the book covers yoga fundamentals and how
to apply them to newborns, almost crawlers and crawlers, and almost
walkers and walkers. The book's secret: a blend of yoga postures
combined with infant developmental movement and parent-child
bonding. The author is a certified Hatha yoga and pregnancy yoga
teacher and a certified infant massage instructor.
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"Lost World: Rewriting
Prehistory -- How New Science is Tracing America's Ice Age
Mariners." Tom Koppel, Atria Books, 2003, 300 pages.
Exactly how was the ancient
continent of North America populated? For decades the conventional
wisdom proposed that ice age hunters followed their animal prey
across a "land bridge" in the Bering Strait between Russia and
Alaska. Now journalist and author Tom Koppel believes that recent
discoveries along the continent's western seaboard reveal a new
possibility: that these ancient peoples migrated into North America
by coastal waters. This coastal migration has been recently
documented by an array of scientific disciplines and is rewriting
the way we look at the first peopling of the North American
continent. The author has been writing over 20 years and has earned
two awards from the Canadian Archaeological Association.
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"The Berry Bible." Janie
Hibler, William Morrow Co., 2004, 333 pages.
Fresh berries are a favorite
ingredient for any cook and can liven up any dish. Since there are
so many varieties of berries and so many ways to use them, they can
be intimidating to anyone in the kitchen. In her book "The Berry
Bible," writer Janie Hibler has taken the mystery and guesswork out
of this staple of the dinner table. The book has over 175 recipes
that use either cultivated, wild, fresh or frozen berries. More than
just a cookbook, this book is an encyclopedia of berry information,
history and lore. Berries not only add flavor and pizzazz to any
meal, they provide important vitamins and antioxidants to your diet.
Hibler shows that berries are not just for deserts -- they can also
be used in drinks, soups, salads and sauces. The author is a
contributing writer to Gourmet, Food & Wine, and Bon Appetit
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"Red Sky at Morning: America
and the Crisis of the Global Environment." James Gustave Speth,
Yale University Press, 2004, 299 pages.
Author Lawrence Susskind describes a central theme of James Speth's
provocative new book: "He shows us exactly why and how our
international institutions are not up to the task -- global
environmental deterioration is outpacing the speed at which we are
making the necessary transition to sustainability." The problem,
according to Speth? The current solutions to climate change, habitat
loss, deforestation, water shortages and other environmental
concerns simply aren't working and are not likely to work in the
future. Speth's eight-part solution to building a sustainable
environment on a global scale is a call to arms to citizens and
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