Smithsonian Baseball: Inside The World’s
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ant to be enlightened. Here are fresh look at one of our greatest presidents.
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Chapters in the book are devoted Nepal, has works hanging in reveal special quali- benefits: the union of
to important aspects of his life, museums across North America. ties of geography or opposites; an understand-such as his army years, the Vegas The book’s very large format is culture one might ing of the effect of the out-era and his many, many women. an ideal medium for the rich col- otherwise never see. side world on the body; a
The 600 color and black-and- ors he uses in his detailed paint- Spanning more than significant reduction in
white photos help tell the story of ings. The bold paintings combine 11 decades, the stress; a path to liberation;
this larger-than- with informed text to offer a images in Wide the discovery of one's true
life icon. The reinterpretation of enlightened Angle are divided self. Above all else, yoga
large book, avail- Buddhist realms. Merely looking into 12 chapters, each depicting a has been and continues to be
able in three col- at the artwork is meant to be a unique geography—including about the process of transforma-ors, comes meditative activity. East and Southeast Asia, the tion. Sparrowe discusses yoga’s
complete with a Middle East, North Africa and roots in sacred texts and provides
rhinestone-stud- Wide Angle: National the polar regions. a look at the 20th-century yogis
ded cover. Geographic Greatest Places, who brought it to the West.
essays by Ferdinand Yoga, by Linda Sparrowe.
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Gallery, paint- this book documents the beauty rich and varied and has evolved America’s Test Kitchen
ings by Romio and depth of every part of the to meet the needs of the cultures Family Cookbook, by
Shrestha with text by Ian A. world. The photographs are land- it serves. Ever-increasing num- Editors of Cook’s
Baker. Shrestha, a master in the scapes, cityscapes, famous land- bers of people come to the prac- Illustrated. More than just a
artistic traditions of Tibet and marks and unfamiliar spots that tice and encounter its many cookbook, this hefty volume is