July 26, 2005

Space Shuttle History and Models

Be Part of Space shuttle History this Week....

 Amazon Shuttle Launch 26 July Specials


Choice Magazine (American Library Association), January 2003
"Outstanding Title" for 2002. "Jenkins offers a comprehensive and engaging story of the development of the US Space Shuttle ..."


Space Shuttle Models from Revell

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March 14, 2005

French Women Don't Get Fat.....

French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure
by Mireille Guiliano



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From Publisher's Weekly....

Guiliano's approach to healthy living is hardly revolutionary: just lastmonth, the New York Times Magazine ran a story on the well-known French paradox; which finds French people, those wine- guzzling, Brie-noshing, carb-loving folk, to be much thinner and healthier than diet-obsessed Americans. Guiliano, however, isn't so interested in the sociocultural aspects of this oddity. Rather, befitting her status as CEO of Clicquot (as in Veuve Clicquot, the French Champagne house), she cares more about showing how judicious consumption of good food (and good Champagne) can result in a trim figure and a happy life. It's a welcome reprieve from the scores of diet books out there; there's nary a mention of calories, anaerobic energy, glycemic index or any of the other hallmarks of the genre. Instead, Guiliano shares anecdotes about how, as a teen, she returned to her native France from a year studying in Massachusetts looking "like a sack of potatoes," and slimmed down. She did this, of course, by adapting the tenets of French eating: eating three substantial meals a day, consuming smaller portions and lots of fruits and vegetables, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, drinking plenty of water and not depriving herself of treats every once in a while. In other words, Guiliano listened to common sense. Her book, with its amusing asides about her life and work, occasional lapses into French and inspiring recipes (Zucchini Flower Omelet; Salad of Duck a l'Orange) is a stirring reminder of the importance of joie de vivre.(Jan.) Forecast: Guiliano, a champion of women in business who has been profiled in numerous magazines, will promote the book-with a 100,000-copy first printing-on an 11-city author tour, which should result in plump sales. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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