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“Jaguar Century: 100 Years of Automotive Excellence” by Giles Chapman

“Jaguar Century” is a lavishly illustrated large-format retrospective examining 100 years of Jaguar, one of the most acclaimed marques in automotive history. Established in 1922 by William Lyons and William Walmsley, the Swallow Sidecar Company transformed into one of the auto industry’s most revered car brands, synonymous with performance and luxury. “Jaguar Century” chronicles this company and its remarkable vehicles, from the 1935 Jaguar SS sporting saloon to today’s F-Type sports cars, F-PACE SUV, and X-Type sedans—filled with images, history, and in-depth analyses of the incredible cars Jaguar has created year after year.

Automotive historian Giles Chapman showcases how company visionaries developed the brand in the trying economic times leading up to World War II before resetting Jaguar during England’s bleak postwar years. “Jaguar Century” will make a great addition to any holiday gift list, just in time for the marque’s 100 anniversary next year.

Publishing September 28, 2021 by Motorbooks ∙ Hardcover, 224 pages ∙ $75.00 US, $99.00 CAN ISBN: 9780760368664

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“DAMANHUR Social Alchemy, Magical Temples and the Superindividual” by Jeff Merrifield

What is Damanhur? It is an alternative way of life. A societal model for the betterment of humanity, an experiment in human consciousness. A collective of people devoted to the sustainability of communal living; an ecovillage and spiritual community based in Northern Italy. Founded by Falco Tarassaco in the mid-70s, Damanhur has grown from humble beginnings to become a prime mover in spiritual-artistic standing and research and the ecological protection of the planet.

In Jeff Merrifield’s book, he writes with reverence about this community that has fascinated him for over two decades. His book is an introduction to the intricacies, philosophies and structures of the seemingly closed-off Damanhur, the guide to the lessons of this community.

DAMANHUR Social Alchemy, Magical Temples and the Superindividual by JEFF MERRIFIELD (10th August; Watkins/Penguin Random House; £18.99/$29.95; 9781786783707

Jeff Merrifield's book, Damanhur (10th August; Watkins/Penguin Random House; £18.99/$29.95; 9781786783707) via Isabelle Panay at Watkins Media Limited for use by 360 Magazine

 “Move Like Water × Be Fluid” by Vaughn Lowery

Move Like Water × Be Fluid” is a stunning memoir documenting the author’s journey from a childhood in the Detroit’s subsidized, section 8 housing to a successful career in fashion and media. The arc of this remarkable passage twists and turns in surprising ways, ensuring readers will believe in the concept that this life truly is what you make it. The text will debut as an exclusive multi-volume installation within 360 MAGAZINE and marks the inception of the brand’s foray into publishing.

This provocative coming-of-age story explores the power of branding strategy, a technique the writer developed at an early age and carried with him throughout his lifetime. Lowery, from the time he was a young child, is able to comprehend that one’s innate, individual self is their greatest commodity in life. Through the highs and lows that inform his experience, he stays true to that ideal. Lowery puts forward a raw and compelling narrative of a child, and later a man, who repeatedly picks himself up, reimagines his life, and finds innovative ways to move forward. 

Move Like Water x Be Fluid is available in PDF format on Blurb.

Move Like Water x Be Fluid is available in hard copy format at AmazonBarnes & NobleGoogle Books and Target.

Signed copies of Vaughn’s memoir,  Move Like Water × Be Fluid, are available in our shop.

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“Bodega Cat” by Louie Chin

Already a recipient of starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, Louie Chin’s “Bodega Cat” has been selected by the Junior Library Guild as a Spring 2020 Gold Standard in the City Elementary category. Referred to as “the subscription box for the modern librarian,” the Junior Library Guild plays a pivotal role in stocking library inventories nationwide with the highest caliber of books for children. Of the thousands of applicants, only 3% receive this annual distinction and over 95% of JLG Gold Standard books go on to win other book awards. Congratulations to Louie Chin, and to editor Jordan Nielsen!

Born and raised in New York, Louie Chin is an illustrator who creates commercial and editorial content. He has always been an animal-lover, and there is one family pet in particular from which he drew inspiration for “Bodega Cat”: a spirited and feisty orange tabby cat named Simba. His favorite bodega order is coffee and an egg and sausage sandwich on a toasted roll. “Bodega Cat” is the first book that he both wrote and illustrated. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Animals & Cats / City & Town Life / People & Places, Hispanic & Latino Hardcover, 10.5 x 10.5 Inches, 32 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-57687-932-0, $17.99 US/$23.99 CAN

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The Fragile Skin of the World” by Jean-Luc Nancy

The world is everything that passes between us – ourselves and everything that happens to us, everything that becomes of our contacts, our gazes, our movements; and through referrals from skin to skin, from the fleeting to the immemorial, you reach without even knowing it the entire actuality of the world: the act of its existence. This act is made up of works and disasters, splendors, horrors, and catastrophes. As long as it is ours, it is the act of an infinite emergence that is all the sense there is: a sense that incessantly goes from skin to skin and is itself never enveloped by anything.

The texts in this volume are all oriented by the concern for what is currently happening to us – we, late humanoids – when we arrive at an extremity of our history, whether this extremity should turn out to be a stage, a rupture, or quite simply a last breath.

Jean-Luc Nancy is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Université Marc Bloch in Strasbourg and teaches Political Philosophy and Media Aesthetics at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee. “The Fragile Skin of the World” will be published in November 2021.

The Fragile Skin of the World, by Jean-Luc Nancy via Lucas Jones at Polity Press for use by 360 Magazine

“Passion for Practice with Musings From Music Masters” by Becky Chaffee

Becky’s new book for anyone playing an instrument, Passion For Practice With Musings From Music Masters, is an imaginative visual presentation expressing music practice concepts. Whether you take private lessons or you learned an instrument in grade school and need to take some lessons to get started again, this book will encourage you. The better you are, the more fun you’ll have. Regular practicing can be rough, but Ms. Chaffee’s book helps you to practice smarter, making it more of a fun challenge than rote practice.

Both an art book and a practice reference book, Passion For Practice With Musings From Music Masters contains personal practicing stories and suggestions from musicians around the world, including famous musicians, Grammy award-winning musicians, and principals of sections in major orchestras on all instruments. You might also enjoy her first book, Have Fun With Your Music to inspire young musicians to make practicing their own. Buy this book to inspire music practice or as a gift for a music teacher’s studio.

Becky Chaffee grew up in a musical household and raised two musical children. She has degrees in civil engineering from UC Berkeley and Cornell University. She enjoys playing flute for her music club. Through her music gifts company, Becky raises funds for music education and has distributed $1,000s to youth. Much of the artwork in her books is presented on note cards, prints and Tee shirts that sell in music stores and symphony gift shops such as the Brevard Music Center, Nashville and San Francisco Symphony Gift Shops, SW Strings, and so on.

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The Fair Trade Handbook, Edited by Gavin Fridell, Zack Gross and Sean McHugh

Framed within the common goal of advancing trade justice and South-North solidarity, The Fair Trade Handbook presents a broad interpretation of fair trade and a wide-ranging dialogue between different viewpoints. Canadian researchers in particular have advanced a transformative vision of fair trade, rooted in the cooperative movement and arguing for a more central role for Southern farmers and workers. Contributors to this book look at the issues within global trade, and assess fair trade and how to make it more effective against the broader structures of the capitalist, colonialist, racist and patriarchal global economy. The debates and discussions are set within a critical development studies and critical political economy framework. However, this book will appeal to a wide range of readers, as it translates the key issues for a popular audience.

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Dodge Viper by David Zatz

The story of Chrysler Corporation’s 1990s image-building V10-engined sportscar – now in eBook format! The Viper stunned Americans by showing that Dodge, known for tame cars and minivans, could make a brutal monster of a sports car. At Le Mans, Team Viper showed they could handle turns, too, winning its class at a fraction of the usual cost. This book covers the Viper from concept to rough rocket to world-class supercar.

This is not just a gushing tribute to the Dodge Viper, the author provides an objective view of the full story, using business, historical, and enthusiast perspectives. The book looks at the business case for each generation, the development stories and their outcomes, and describes some of the issues owners may have to watch out for, particularly in the early models.

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True Teryn: The Last Lumenian Book 2 by S.G. Blaise

Princess Lilla finds herself tasked with recruiting the biggest and most dangerous army in the Seven Galaxies. However, the Teryn Emperor will not cooperate unless Lilla earns the blessing of the Guardian Goddess Laoise – no simple task! Is she willing to pay the price to bring her people a second chance at a new beginning?

Perfect for fans of Sarah J. Maas, Leigh Bardugo and Emily Skrutskie, this compelling and adventurous tale is set in a rich sci-fi fantasy world. The True Teryn is a captivating coming-of-age story with a diverse cast of characters, a powerful female lead, and a beautiful overarching message: you don’t have to be perfect to be a hero.

“At the heart of The Last Lumenian series, is the story of how young women struggle with today’s critical challenges, including: mental health, personal freedom, self-esteem and managing relationships amidst overwhelming expectations,” says Blaise. “I love hearing from my readers, how inspired they are by Princess Lilla, taking brave action in their own lives.”

True Teryn, (The Last Lumenian, #2) will be available on Amazon and at other booksellers on Dec. 7, 2021.

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Tabata Workout

Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2

New Collection of High Intensity Training Workouts
 

The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 features more than 100 all-new, Tabata-style high intensity interval training workouts (HIIT) for all fitness levels.

Designed by Izumi Tabata after he conducted scientific tests to determine which was more effective: straight high intensity workouts, or high intensity interval workouts, Tabatas are a long-time favorite of athletes looking to reach their peak and stay competitive.

Any exercise can be incorporated into the tabata training. However the basic outline of the Tabata training method is as follows: 4 minutes long, 20 seconds of intense training followed by 10 seconds of rest for a total of 8 sessions or rounds. Commonly, tabata workouts combine four exercises for a total workout time of 16 minutes. It is one of the most efficient means to get exercise, burn fat, and achieve fitness.

The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 “grab and go fitness” format includes over 100 all-new tabata workouts for gym, home and pool, plus sports specific Tabatas for tennis and golf.

Tabata lets you push your body to its physical limits—getting the results you want while avoiding stress-based injuries and unwanted setbacks. Requiring little to no equipment, Tabata is as affordable as it is effective. The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 features all-new workouts, with programs perfect for beginners and experts alike.

Whether you’re looking to intensify an existing workout, increase your fitness results, or overcome your personal fitness plateau and reach new heights, The Tabata Workout Handbook, Volume 2 shows how.

About the Author

Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS, PES, CPT, received his master’s degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Exercise, Nutrition, and Eating Behavior from George Washington University (GWU). He worked for three years as the Strength and Conditioning Coach at GWU, first with the Single A affiliate (High Desert Mavericks) of the Milwaukee Brewers, and later season with the Double A affiliate (Harrisburg Senators) of the Washington Nationals, before moving on to spend one year at the International Performance Institute of IMG Academies, FL. Mike continued his professional development by becoming the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the APEX Academies. Currently, Mike is the strength and conditioning coach at the Peddie School. Mike has advanced specialty certifications in strength and conditioning, post-rehab exercise, athletic development, and sports medicine.

The author is available for interviews and Q&As. He can discuss

  • Benefits of high interval training
  • Best types of Tabata workouts for your specific goals
  • The range of sport-specific Tabatas anyone can try
  • Information on aquatic Tabatas for the pool

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TABATA WORKOUT HANDBOOK, VOLUME 2
Written by Michael Volkmar, MS, CSCS
978-1-57826-722-4, $15.00 paperback
978-1-57826-723-1, $9.99 eBook

Published by Hatherleigh Press.
Distributed through Penguin Random House.
Available wherever books are sold.

Max Brallier appearing at NYC Comic Con for The Last Kids on Earth series (10/8/17)

‘THE LAST KIDS ON EARTH’ SERIES REACHES ONE MILLION COPIES IN PRINT AND IS OPTIONED FOR TELEVISION

Atomic Cartoons to adapt New York Times bestselling series for TV, The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King hits bookshelves today

Max Brallier’s New York Times bestselling The Last Kids on Earth series reaches a groundbreaking 1 million copies in print with the release of the third book, The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King from Viking, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. This comes on the heels of Thunderbird Entertainment’s announcement that their Emmy Award-nominated animation studio Atomic Cartoons has optioned the rights to bring the series to screens everywhere. Filled with wisecracking kids, crazy gadgets, and a lifetime supply of zombies and giant-sized monsters, The Last Kids on Earth is has been described as Diary of a Wimpy Kid meets The Walking Dead.

Brallier is on board as executive producer and writer for the animated series, alongside Atomic Cartoon’s Jennifer McCarren and Matthew Berkowitz. Thunderbird Entertainment is a rapidly growing Vancouver-based multiplatform entertainment company with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and London. Thunderbird’s most recent projects include the upcoming Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, hit Canadian comedy Kim’s Convenience and the animated Netflix original series Beat Bugs, featuring reimagined songs from the Beatles catalogue featuring artists such as Sia, Eddie Vedder and P!nk.

A rich blend of humor with illustrations by Australian comic artist Douglas Holgate, The Last Kids on Earth has received three starred reviews and was called ‘Terrifyingly fun’ by Jeff Kinney, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling Diary of a Wimpy Kid. With sales of each book increasing exponentially every year, the series draws even the most reluctant readers in with its ‘likable cast, lots of adventure, and gooey, oozy monster slime galore’ (Booklist). The Last Kids on Earth is quickly becoming the next big series to watch with at least two more books still to come.

Max Brallier is a renaissance man in children’s book world, with a keen ear for writing pitch perfect middle grade voice. Before he was a New York Times bestselling author, he worked in marketing at St. Martin’s Press, and developed adventure games for the website Poptropica, a virtual world of games for kids with millions of users per day. He has also written for Cartoon Network licensed properties including Adventure Time, Regular Show and Uncle Grampa. With The Last Kids on Earth Brallier takes his talents to the written page, where the main characters are independent, geeky, zombie fighters that are ‘hilarious and full of heart’ (Boys’ Life).

Inspired by spending his own childhood reading in his backyard treehouse, Brallier’s main character Jack Sullivan and his squad of friends reside in a tricked-out treehouse of their own after a monster-zombie apocalypse hits town. Along the way they encounter friendly monsters (and some evil ones too), treating life like a video game by imagining obstacles as feats. Brallier observes that children often think this way too, whether it’s fear of a test in school or gathering confidence to raise your hand to ask a question in class. “Kids really respond to Jack’s confidence and slightly self-deprecating voice,” Brallier says. “It means so much to me to see the dog-earred pages of my books and connect with the kids who can’t wait to hear how the series will end.”   

This September Brallier will visit over 8,000 students in schools across the country on a national tour. Penguin met the excitement with a robust marketing and advertising campaign with over 50 million impressions, and gave readers an opportunity to be entered in the acknowledgements of the next Last Kids on Earth title, releasing in 2018.         

Max Brallier is the New York Times bestselling author of more than thirty books and games, including the middle-grade series The Last Kids on Earth. Under the pen name Jack Chabert, Max is the creator of the Eerie Elementary series for Scholastic Books and author of the New York Times bestselling graphic novel Poptropica: Mystery of the Map. He is the creator of Galactic Hot Dogs, a middle-grade adventure series, and has written books for properties including LEGO, Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Steven Universe. Max has written for adults, including the pick-your-own-path series Can YOU Survive the Zombie Apocalypse? and an entry in the zombie anthology Nights of the Living Dead. In the olden days, Max was a game designer for the virtual world Poptropica and worked in marketing at St. Martin’s Press. Max lives in New York with his wife, Alyse, and daughter Lila.

Douglas Holgate has been a freelance comic book artist and illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia for more than ten years. Douglas has illustrated comics for Image, Dynamite, Abrams, and Penguin Random House.

Penguin Random House  is the world’s most global trade book publisher. It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53% and 47%, respectively. Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, and Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and Brazil; DK worldwide; and Penguin Random House Group Editorial’s Spanish-language companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.