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The Upcycle: Beyond Sustainability--Designing for Abundance
William McDonough, Michael Braungart

North Point Press, 2013

From the authors of Cradle to Cradle , we learn what’s next: The Upcycle The Upcycle  is the eagerly awaited follow-up to  Cradle to Cradle , one of the most consequential ecological manifestoes of our time. Now, drawing on the green living lessons gained from 10 years of putting the Cradle to Cradle concept into practice with businesses, governments, and ordinary people, William McDonough and Michael Braungart envision the next step ...
  
  











  



  
The Yoga Sutras of Patañjali: A New Edition, Translation, and Commentary
Edwin F. Bryant

North Point Press, 2009

A landmark new translation and edition Written almost two millennia ago, Patañjali’s work focuses on how to attain the direct experience and realization of the purusa : the innermost individual self, or soul. As the classical treatise on the Hindu understanding of mind and consciousness and on the technique of meditation, it has exerted immense influence over the religious practices of Hinduism in India and, more recently, in the West. ...
  
  











  



  
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things
Michael Braungart, William McDonough

North Point Press, 2002

A manifesto for a radically different philosophy and practice of manufacture and environmentalism "Reduce, reuse, recycle" urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. As William McDonough and Michael Braungart argue in their provocative, visionary book, however, this approach perpetuates a one-way, "cradle to grave" manufacturing model that dates to the Industrial Revolution and casts off as much as 90 ...
  
  











  



  
Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time
Jeff Speck

North Point Press, 2013

“Timely and important, a delightful, insightful, irreverent work . . . Should be required reading.” — The Christian Science Monitor A Best Book of the Year according to Planetizen and the American Society of Landscape Architects Jeff Speck has dedicated his career to determining what makes cities thrive. And he has boiled it down to one key factor: walkability. Making downtown into a walkable, viable community is the essential ...
  
  











  



  
The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic
Ramesh Menon

North Point Press, 2004

The great Indian epic rendered in modern prose India's most beloved and enduring legend, the Ramayana is widely acknowledged to be one of the world's great literary masterpieces. Still an integral part of India's cultural and religious expression, the Ramayana was originally composed by the Sanskrit poet Valmiki around 300 b.c. The epic of Prince Rama's betrayal, exile, and struggle to rescue his faithful wife, Sita, from the clutches of a ...
  
  











  



  
Yoga Mala: The Original Teachings of Ashtanga Yoga Master Sri K. Pattabhi Jois
Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

North Point Press, 2010

The seminal treatise and guide to Ashtanga yoga by the master of this increasingly popular discipline One of the great yoga figures of our time, Sri K. Pattabhi Jois brought Ashtanga yoga to the West more than thirty years ago. Based on flowing, energetic movement coordinated with the breath, Ashtanga and the many forms of vinyasa yoga that grow directly out of it have become the most widespread and influential styles practiced today. Yoga ...
  
  











  



  
Suburban Nation: The Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream
Andres Duany, Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, ...

North Point Press, 2010

For a decade, Suburban Nation has given voice to a growing movement in North America to put an end to suburban sprawl and replace the last century’s automobile-based settlement patterns with a return to more traditional planning. Founders of the Congress for the New Urbanism, Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk are at the forefront of the movement, and even their critics, such as Fred Barnes in The Weekly Standard , recognized that “ ...
  
  











  



  
What to Eat
Marion Nestle

North Point Press, 2007

Since its publication in hardcover last year, Marion Nestle's What to Eat has become the definitive guide to making healthy and informed choices about food. Praised as "radiant with maxims to live by" in The New York Times Book Review and "accessible, reliable and comprehensive" in The Washington Post , What to Eat is an indispensable resource, packed with important information and useful advice from the acclaimed nutritionist who "has ...
  
  











  



  
West with the Night
Beryl Markham

North Point Press, 2013

A new edition of a great, underappreciated classic of our time Beryl Markham’s West with the Night is a true classic, a book that deserves the same acclaim and readership as the work of her contemporaries Ernest Hemingway, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and Isak Dinesen.      If the first responsibility of a memoirist is to lead a life worth writing about, Markham succeeded beyond all measure. Born Beryl Clutterbuck in the middle of ...
  
  











  



  
The Gastronomical Me
M. F. K. Fisher

North Point Press, 1989

In 1929, a newly married M.F.K. Fisher said goodbye to a milquetoast American culinary upbringing and sailed with her husband to Dijon, where she tasted real French cooking for the first time. The Gastronomical Me is a chronicle of her passionate embrace of a whole new way of eating, drinking, and celebrating the senses. As she recounts memorable meals shared with an assortment of eccentric and fascinating characters, set against a backdrop ...
  
  











  



  
Moon In a Dewdrop: Writings of Zen Master Dogen
Eihei Dogen

North Point Press, 1995

Eihei Dogen (1200-1253), among the first to transmit Zen Buddhism from China to Japan and founder of the important Soto School, was not only a profoundly influential and provocative Zen philosopher but also one of the most stimulating figures in Japanese letters. Kazuaki Tanahashi, collaborating with several other Zen authorities, has produced sensitive and accurate translations of Dogen's most important texts. Moon in a Dewdrop contains the ...
  
  











  



  
Taking the Path of Zen
Robert Aitken

North Point Press, 1982

There is a fine art to presenting complex ideas with simplicity and insight, in a manner that both guides and inspires. In Taking the Path of Zen Robert Aitken presents the practice, lifestyle, rationale, and ideology of Zen Buddhism with remarkable clarity. The foundation of Zen is the practice of zazen, or mediation, and Aitken Roshi insists that everything flows from the center. He discusses correct breathing, posture, routine, ...
  
  











  



  
The Brothers Karamazov: A Novel in Four Parts With Epilogue

North Point Press, 2002

The award-winning translation of Dostoevsky's last and greatest novel.
  
  











  



  
The New Testament
Richmond Lattimore

North Point Press, 1997

Richard Lattimore, among the most distinguished translators of the Greek classics, concluded late in his life one of his most ambitious projects - a complete translation of the New Testament . This New Testamen t is itself a classic of another kind - the words of the gospel and the apostles presented for the modern reader in fresh English by a writer without pretensions as a biblical scholar, who was an authority on the Greek language in which ...
  
  











  



  
The Zen Teaching of Bodhidharma
Bodhidharma

North Point Press, 1989

A fifth-century Indian Buddhist monk, Bodhidharma is credited with bringing Zen to China. Although the tradition that traces its ancestry back to him did not flourish until nearly two hundred years after his death, today millions of Zen Buddhists and students of kung fu claim him as their spiritual father. While others viewed Zen practice as a purification of the mind or a stage on the way to perfect enlightenment, Bodhidharma equated Zen with ...
  
  











  



  
Adventures on the Wine Route: A Wine Buyer's Tour of France
Kermit Lynch

North Point Press, 1990

Kermit Lynch’s recounting of his experiences on the wine route and in the wine cellars of France takes the reader through the Loire, Bordeaux, the Languedoc, Provence, Northern and Southern Rhone, and the Cote d’Or .
  
  











  



  
Consider the Oyster
M. F. K. Fisher

North Point Press, 1988

M.F.K. Fisher, whom John Updike has called our "poet of the appetites," here pays tribute to that most delicate and enigmatic of foods---the oyster. As she tells of oysters found in stews, in soups, roasted, baked, fried, prepared à la Rockefeller or au naturel--and of the pearls sometimes found therein--Fisher describes her mother's joy at encountering oyster loaf in a girls' dorm in he 1890's, recalls her own initiation into the "strange cold ...
  
  











  



  
Health, Healing, and Beyond: Yoga and the Living Tradition of T. Krishnamacharya
T. K. V. Desikachar, R. H. Cravens

North Point Press, 2011

The much-sought-after, greatly beloved exploration of the work of Krishnamacharya, teacher of many of twentieth-century yoga’s greatest and most influential exponents, Health, Healing, and Beyond is filled with deep wisdom—an indispensable guide to the philosophy, principles, and limitless possibilities of yoga. First published in 1998, it is now available again to yogis, students, and teacher trainees everywhere.
  
  











  



  
French Cooking in Ten Minutes: Adapting to the Rhythm of Modern Life (1930)
Edouard de Pomiane

North Point Press, 1994

A beautiful reprint of Edouard de Pomiane’s classic collection of recipes for simply prepared meals is more useful now than ever before. Illustrated with period pen and ink drawings, French Cooking in Ten Minutes offers an array of recipes for quick soups, extemporaneous sauces, egg and noodle dishes, preparing fish and meats, as well as vegetables, salads, and deserts.
  
  











  



  
How to Cook a Wolf
M. F. K. Fisher

North Point Press, 1988

Written to inspire courage in those daunted by wartimes shortages, How to Cook a Wolf continues to rally cooks during times of plenty, reminding them that providing sustenance requires more than putting food on the table. M. F. K. Fisher knew that the last thing hungry people needed were hints on cutting back and making do. Instead, she gives her readers license to dream, to experiment, to construct adventurous and delicious meals as a bulwark ...
  
  











  








   



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