New Release Books by Jennifer Ackerman

Jennifer Ackerman is the author of The Bird Way (2021), Birds by the Shore (2019), The Genius of Birds (2016), Scrivener Absolute Beginner's Guide (2013) and other 45 books.

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The Bird Way

release date: May 04, 2021
The Bird Way
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, a radical investigation into the bird way of being, and the recent scientific research that is dramatically shifting our understanding of birds -- how they live and how they think. “There is the mammal way and there is the bird way.” But the bird way is much more than a unique pattern of brain wiring, and lately, scientists have taken a new look at bird behaviors they have, for years, dismissed as anomalies or mysteries –– What they are finding is upending the traditional view of how birds conduct their lives, how they communicate, forage, court, breed, survive. They are also revealing the remarkable intelligence underlying these activities, abilities we once considered uniquely our own: deception, manipulation, cheating, kidnapping, infanticide, but also ingenious communication between species, cooperation, collaboration, altruism, culture, and play. Some of these extraordinary behaviors are biological conundrums that seem to push the edges of, well, birdness: a mother bird that kills her own infant sons, and another that selflessly tends to the young of other birds as if they were her own; a bird that collaborates in an extraordinary way with one species—ours—but parasitizes another in gruesome fashion; birds that give gifts and birds that steal; birds that dance or drum, that paint their creations or paint themselves; birds that build walls of sound to keep out intruders and birds that summon playmates with a special call—and may hold the secret to our own penchant for playfulness and the evolution of laughter. Drawing on personal observations, the latest science, and her bird-related travel around the world, from the tropical rainforests of eastern Australia and the remote woodlands of northern Japan, to the rolling hills of lower Austria and the islands of Alaska’s Kachemak Bay, Jennifer Ackerman shows there is clearly no single bird way of being. In every respect, in plumage, form, song, flight, lifestyle, niche, and behavior, birds vary. It is what we love about them. As E.O Wilson once said, when you have seen one bird, you have not seen them all.

Birds by the Shore

release date: May 07, 2019
Birds by the Shore
From the bestselling author of The Genius of Birds, the revised and reissued edition of her beloved book of essays describing her forays along the Delaware shore For three years, Jennifer Ackerman lived in the small coastal town of Lewes, Delaware, in the sort of blue-water, white-sand landscape that draws summer crowds up and down the eastern seaboard. Birds by the Shore is a book about discovering the natural life at the ocean's edge: the habits of shorebirds and seabirds, the movement of sand and water, the wealth of creatures that survive amid storm and surf. Against this landscape's rhythms, Ackerman revisits her own history--her mother's death, her father's illness and her hopes to have children of her own. This portrait of life at the ocean's edge will be relished by anyone who has walked a beach at sunset, or watched a hawk hover over a winter marsh, and felt part of the natural world. With a quiet passion and friendly, generous intelligence, it explores the way that landscape shapes our thoughts and perceptions and shows that home ground is often where we feel the deepest response to the planet.

The Genius of Birds

release date: Apr 12, 2016
The Genius of Birds
“Lovely, celebratory. For all the belittling of ‘bird brains,’ [Ackerman] shows them to be uniquely impressive machines . . .” —New York Times Book Review “A lyrical testimony to the wonders of avian intelligence.” —Scientific American An award-winning science writer tours the globe to reveal what makes birds capable of such extraordinary feats of mental prowess Birds are astonishingly intelligent creatures. According to revolutionary new research, some birds rival primates and even humans in their remarkable forms of intelligence. In The Genius of Birds, acclaimed author Jennifer Ackerman explores their newly discovered brilliance and how it came about. As she travels around the world to the most cutting-edge frontiers of research, Ackerman not only tells the story of the recently uncovered genius of birds but also delves deeply into the latest findings about the bird brain itself that are shifting our view of what it means to be intelligent. At once personal yet scientific, richly informative and beautifully written, The Genius of Birds celebrates the triumphs of these surprising and fiercely intelligent creatures. Ackerman is also the author of Birds by the Shore: Observing the Natural Life of the Atlantic Coast.

Scrivener Absolute Beginner's Guide

release date: Jun 26, 2013
Scrivener Absolute Beginner's Guide
Far more than a word processor, Scrivener helps you organize and brainstorm even the most complex writing project, bring together your research, and write more efficiently and successfully than ever before. Long available for Mac, there’s now a Windows version, too. Thousands of writers and aspiring writers are discovering this powerful, low-cost tool. Now, there’s an up-to-the-minute, easy guide to the latest versions of Scrivener for both Mac and Windows: Scrivener Absolute Beginner’s Guide . Written by working novelist and experienced computer book author Jennifer Kettell, this guide doesn’t just present features and menus: it presents Scrivener in the context of your creative workflow, so you can make the most of this amazing software. Kettell draws on years of Scrivener experience and private tutoring to help you use Scrivener in both fiction and non-fiction projects, including screenwriting and academic writing. This book is as authoritative as it gets. Kettell not only wrote it in Scrivener: screen captures show her work in progress, and identify powerful ways to use Scrivener to improve productivity. Her book has been tech edited by the Literature & Latte software team member who serves as main liaison for the Scrivener Windows product to ensure that the Windows version is covered as thoroughly as the Mac version. You’ll learn how to: · Integrate Scrivener into your own personal workflow · Get to know Scrivener’s interface and customize it to your workstyle · Write, organize, storyboard, plot, and edit your document · Create custom templates to manage manuscripts, brainstorming, and research · Use keywords and metadata to keep track of complex projects · Track your progress and backing up your work · Generate a completed manuscript · Create an e-book from your manuscript · Discover new uses for Scrivener Throughout, Kettell clearly identifies differences between the Mac and Windows versions of Scrivener, so you’re never frustrated by searching for a feature that isn’t there. Scrivener Absolute Beginner’s Guide is simple, clear, non-technical, and written from the viewpoint of a professional writer for other writers. It’s the Scrivener guide thousands of writers have been waiting for.

My Kindle Fire

release date: Nov 29, 2012
My Kindle Fire
My Kindle Fire HD Step-by-step instructions with callouts to Amazon Kindle Fire HD photos that show you exactly what to do Help when you run in to Amazon Kindle Fire problems or limitations Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your Amazon Kindle Fire Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping Your Amazon Kindle Fire working just the way you want. Learn how to • Quickly master all the basics: reading, playing, watching, browsing, and more • Read an eBook and listen to the audiobook at the same time • Read periodicals in full color and zoom in on articles • Discover Calibre, a powerful eBook management tool • Control even the largest music libraries • Stream the latest movies, and even watch them on your TV • Instantly find out the name of a familiar actor in a movie • Use your Kindle Fire as a digital photo frame • Set up a safe and fun Kindle Fire environment for your kids • Set up your email account to work on your Kindle Fire • Talk to friends and family over Skype • Post to Twitter and Facebook • Surf the Web with Amazon’s innovative Silk browser • Use Amazon Cloud to get your stuff anywhere—even if you left your Kindle at home CATEGORY: Consumer Electronics COVERS: Amazon Kindle Fire HD USER LEVEL: Beginning—Intermediate

Ah-Choo!

release date: Sep 02, 2010
Ah-Choo!
Some colds are like mice, timid and annoying; others like dragons, accompanied by body aches and deep misery. In AH-CHOO!, Jennifer Ackerman explains what, exactly, a cold is, how it works, and whether it's really possible to "fight one off." Scientists call this the Golden Age of the Common Cold because Americans suffer up to a billion colds each year, resulting in 40 million days of missed work and school and 100 million doctor visits. They've also learned over the past decade much more about what cold viruses are, what they do to the human body, and how symptoms can be addressed. In this ode to the odious cold, Ackerman sifts through the chatter about treatments-what works, what doesn't, and what can't hurt. She dispels myths, such as susceptibility to colds reflects a weakened immune system. And she tracks current research, including work at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, a world-renowned center of cold research studies, where the search for a cure continues.

The Strong Women's Guide to Total Health

release date: Apr 13, 2010
The Strong Women's Guide to Total Health
This practical and interactive guide shows women how to optimize their potential for health and well-being through in-depth information, self-assessment quizzes, and checklists to determine individual risk factors for common ailments and more serious diseases. Dr. Miriam Nelson shares the preventative measures that can be taken now to avoid such health problems down the road. From sexual and reproductive health to beauty, heart health, emotional well-being, bone and muscle health, and weight control, The Strong Women's Guide to Total Health offers a complete picture of the broad spectrum of issues that impact overall health. It is essential reading for women of all ages.

Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Bible

release date: Apr 20, 2009
Microsoft Office 2008 for Mac Bible
Written by an expert in the field of technology training and author of nearly two dozen titles, this complete guide offers readers thorough yet clear instruction on using the Microsoft Office suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Entourage Apple has welcomed Microsoft Office into its world and this reference is the ultimate resource for learning how to best capitalize on each application of Office Reviews creating, editing, formatting, and sharing digital documents with Word; gathering and analyzing information with Excel; creating dynamic presentations with PowerPoint; and using the e-mail and calendar of Entourage

Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream

release date: Oct 02, 2008
Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
Did you know that you can tell time in your sleep? That women have more nightmares than men? Or that up to half of the calories you consume can be burned off simply by fidgeting? In Sex, Sleep, Eat, Drink, Dream, acclaimed science writer Jennifer Ackerman takes us on an astonishing and illuminating tour of the human body during a typical day, from waking in the morning to the reverie of sleep and dreams. Most of us are familiar with the concept of circadian rhythms, the idea that the human body maintains its own internal clock. Recent scientific advances reveal the importance of synchronizing our actions with our biological rhythms — and show how defying them can cause us real harm. With Ackerman as our guide we learn the best time of day to take a nap, give a presentation, take medication, and even drink a cocktail, along with a host of other useful and curious facts. Entertaining and deeply practical, this book will make readers think of their bodies in an entirely new way.

My Kindle Fire HD

release date: Dec 03, 2012
My Kindle Fire HD
My Kindle Fire HD is a one-stop guide on how to get the most out of this exciting new tablet, as well as how to use the Kindle Fire HD to access content from Amazon's cloud-based services. Readers will be able to tap into every feature of this device, including some of the hidden ones and those with less obvious functionality. The organized, task-based format will allow readers to quickly and easily find the exact goal they want to accomplish, all in a delightfully concise and visual manner. The Kindle Fire HD makes it easy for consumers to: * Read eBooks from the Amazon Kindle store and from other sources. * Purchase and stream music and audio books. * Watch streaming movies and TV shows. * Read magazines and newspapers. * Access thousands of applications in Amazon's Android app store. * And much more..

Chance in the House of Fate

release date: Apr 01, 2002
Chance in the House of Fate
Examines the diverse ways in which human heredity is linked to the rest of the natural world and analyzes how the science of genetics affects everyday life.

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Absolute Beginner's Guide to Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
A guide to the Web site design program covers such topics as using wizards and themes, adding text, creating graphics, creating links, using tables, scripting and DHTML, creating forms, and putting pages on the Internet.

Rainbow Ruby

release date: Jun 16, 2020
Rainbow Ruby
Notebook & Journal with Blank Paper for Writing, Doodling, School, Class & Home! Makes a great gift for kids Ages 3-6 & 6-12 Perfect for notes, journaling, doodling, writing in as a diary, as a kids gratitude journal, or to jot down whatever comes to mind! It's the perfect travel size to fit in a laptop bag or backpack FEATURES: 6" x 9" letter size Premium Matte Soft Cover Perfect Paperback Binding 100 college-ruled lined pages It can be used as a journal, notebook or just a composition book Scroll up and click the "add to cart" button to buy now!
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