Whether you are looking for a room, visiting a monastery, or bargaining for a bus seat, Learning Practical Tibetan will make immediate communication with Tibetans easy and fun. This book is designed for anyone wishing to communicate with Tibetans, either in Asia or in the West, and is suitable for beginners as well as for students familiar with the Tibetan language. Learning Practical Tibetan begins with a simple but complete grammar so that you can immediately begin to form your own sentences. Using both Tibetan script and an easy-to-understand phonetic system, the book then presents useful vocabulary, phrases, and dialogues related to situations you might encounter with Tibetans: eating in restaurants, shopping, speaking to monks, traveling with pilgrims, or visiting a Tibetan doctor. The appendix provides helpful sections on Tibetan numbers, dates, telling time, festivals, religious terms, and an extensive vocabulary list. To help you learn how to pronounce Tibetan words correctly, mp3 files of Yanki Tshering reading Tibetan text found in Learning Practical Tibetan are available for download at this link: http://www.shambhala.com/learning-practical-tibetan.html
From the editors of ´´Domino´´ magazine, the new dcor bible, comes a chic, gorgeously designed package with insider tips, tricks, and practical advice for every room in the house. Expert decorating tips, lush photography, and shrewd shopping strategies converge in a straightforward guide.Simon & Schuster
This full-colour cookbook is designed to help parents improve their child´s diet. The ground-breaking Food for the Brain study, in which Patrick and his team worked with parents, teachers and school caterers to improve children´s nutrition, showed dramatic improvements in energy, mood and concentration amongst the children following the study guidelines. The aim of this book is to share those guidelines and the recipes that produced such great results. Each recipe is carefully designed to provide optimum nourishment to aid with mental development, behaviour and academic performance. Smart Food for Smart Kids also contains menu plans and practical advice on planning, shopping, eating out and dealing with fussy eaters.
Discover this vibrant city with the most incisive and entertaining travel guide on the market. You can take this handy, pocket-sized book out with you anywhere, any time. Whether you plan to explore the Ben Youseff Medersa, mingle with the storytellers on the Jemaa el Fna or go shopping in the souks, Pocket Rough Guide Marrakesh will show you the ideal places to sleep, eat, drink, shop and visit along the way. - Perfect for short trips - compact and concise, with all the practical info you´ll need for a few days´ stay. - Free pull-out map, as well as full-colour maps throughout - navigate the backstreets around Souk Smarine or explore the southern Medina without needing to get online. - Things not to miss - Rough Guides´ rundown of Marrakesh´s unmissable sights and experiences. - Itineraries - carefully planned days to help you organize your visit. - Independent, trusted reviews written with Rough Guides´ trademark blend of humour, honesty and insight, with options to suit every budget. - Stunning images - a rich collection of inspiring colour photography.
New Fashion Boutique Design is a practical and inspirational illustrated volume that gathers examples of some of the most exclusive boutiques and stores in the world and introduces the latest trends in shop design, an area where fashion and creativity merge to deliver a unique shopping and branding experience. From luxury designer stores and exclusive boutiques to shoe shops, this comprehensive volume provides useful insights into international retail architecture and comprehensive information on the featured projects. Fashion stores are no longer mere places that one enters simply with the intention of purchasing products. Shops have also become venues for events, stages for exciting performances, and sometimes even landmarks. Likewise, retail spaces have become statements that celebrate designer labels and their products and offer multiple opportunities to engage with the brand and its values. A range of these grand stages has been captured in New Fashion Boutique Design, which offers ideas, solutions, and different approaches to product presentation across its 240 colorful and inspiring pages.
Get ready to create distributed sensor systems and intelligent interactive devices using the ZigBee wireless networking protocol and Series 2 XBee radios. By the time you´re halfway through this fast-paced, hands-on guide, you´ll have built a series of useful projects, including a complete ZigBee wireless network that delivers remotely sensed data. Radio networking is creating revolutions in volcano monitoring, performance art, clean energy, and consumer electronics. As you follow the examples in each chapter, you´ll learn how to tackle inspiring projects of your own. This practical guide is ideal for inventors, hackers, crafters, students, hobbyists, and scientists. * Investigate an assortment of practical and intriguing project ideas * Prep your ZigBee toolbox with an extensive shopping list of parts and programs * Create a simple, working ZigBee network with XBee radios in less than two hours -- for under $100 * Use the Arduino open source electronics prototyping platform to build a series of increasingly complex projects * Get familiar with XBee´s API mode for creating sensor networks * Build fully scalable sensing and actuation systems with inexpensive components * Learn about power management, source routing, and other XBee technical nuances * Make gateways that connect with neighboring networks, including the Internet
Experience London like a local with the most opinionated, entertaining guidebook on the market. Rough Guides´ expert authors have trampled through royal parks, navigated cobbled alleyways and propped up many-a-bar while researching this guide, writing it all up with our trademark blend of humour and practical advice. Whether you plan to browse the best of London´s independent shops, roam the rising quarters of Peckham and Hackney or witness relics of London´s grisly history, The Rough Guide to London has it covered. What´s more, the sleeping, eating, shopping, drinking, and nightlife listings have been tailored to suit every budget, from luxury to shoestring. With stunning photography, easy-to-use maps and chapter highlights, plus some fast-fix itineraries, The Rough Guide to London will help you navigate your way around this this sprawling and wonderfully diverse metropolis.
Is your closet jam-packed and yet you have absolutely nothing to wear? Can you describe your personal style in one sentence? If someone grabbed a random piece from your closet right now, how likely is it that it would be something you love and wear regularly? With so many style and shopping options, it can be difficult to create a streamlined closet of pieces that can be worn easily and confidently. In The Curated Closet, style writer Anuschka Rees presents a fascinatingly strategic approach to identifying, refining, and expressing personal style and building the ideal wardrobe to match it, with style and shopping strategies that women can use every day. Using The Curated Closet method, you´ll learn to: · Shop smarter and more selectively · Make the most of your budget · Master outfit formulas and color palettes · Tweak your wardrobe for work · Assess garment fit and quality like a pro · Curate a closet of fewer, better pieces Including useful infographics, charts, and activities, as well as beautiful fashion photography, The Curated Closet is the ultimate practical guide to authentic and unique style.
Make the most of your time on Earth(TM) with The Rough Guide to Tanzania. The Rough Guide to Tanzania is the definitive guide to one of Africa´s most beautiful destinations, with clear maps and detailed coverage of all the best attractions from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to the exotic Indian Ocean beaches of Zanzibar. You´ll also find an in-depth and full-colour guide to Tanzania´s spectacular wildlife and national parks, and the most accurate map of the magically labyrinthine Stone Town based on satellite imagery. From Tanzania´s volcanic landscapes of Ngorongoro Crater to arranging a Serengeti safari, the guide includes practical information on getting there and around, plus reviews of the best Tanzanian hotels, restaurants, bars and shopping for all budgets. You´ll find introductory sections on Tanzania´s cultural customs, health, food, drink and outdoor activities as well as specialist Tanzanian tour operators and an introduction to learning Kiswahili. Rely on expert background information on everything from bull-fighting in Pemba through to the mosaic of ethnic groups in Tanzania. Explore all corners of this fascinating country with the clearest maps of any guide.