Be Prepared

A Practical Handbook for New Dads

Be Prepared

An indispensable survival manual for guys entering the trenches of fatherhood, Be Prepared is loaded with one-of-a-kind insights, MacGyver-esque tips and tricks, and no-nonsense advice for mastering the first year as a dad. Finally, a book that teaches men all the things they really need to know about fatherhood...including how to: -Change a baby at a packed sports stadium -Create a decoy drawer full of old wallets, remote controls, and cell phones to throw baby off the scent of your real gear -Stay awake (or at least upright) at work -Babyproof a hotel room in four minutes flat -Construct an emergency diaper out of a towel, a sock, and duct tape Packed with helpful diagrams and detailed instructions, and delivered with a wry sense of humor, Be Prepared is the ultimate guide for sleep-deprived, applesauce-covered fathers everywhere.

Enlightenment Living

Enlightenment Living

Collected here are the best of 10 years' worth of essays from ideonexus.com covering science culture, Enlightenment ethics, skeptical inquiry, and celebration of natural wonders.

Then They Came For Me

A Story of Injustice and Survival in Iran's Most Notorious Prison

Then They Came For Me

UK journalist falsely imprisoned by the Iran police state NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY JON STEWART Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s contested presidential elections for Newsweek magazine. He thought he’d be returning in just a few days to Paola, his pregnant fiancée. Instead, he was incarcerated under false charges of espionage in Iran’s most notorious prison. His release came four months later, only after a global campaign supported by Hillary Clinton. While suffering regular beatings, forced confessions, and threats of execution, Bahari draws strength from the experiences of his family in the past: his father was imprisoned by the shah in the 1950s, and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s. Exposing the contradictions at the heart of Ahmadinejad’s paranoid regime, this inspiring and often witty story of one family’s courage in the face of repression is also a beautifully written portrait of modern Iran.

I'm Going to Be a Dad

Now What? Everything You Need to Know about First-Time Fatherhood

I'm Going to Be a Dad

Millions of children are born every year and millions more parents enter blindly into the arena of parenthood without any knowledge of what they need to do. For fathers especially, this first time leap can be overwhelming a complex and confusing time in their lives. There are many things that need to be learned and many more things that need to be perfected in those early weeks and months and for some it can be nerve-racking to try and figure it all out. This book was written for every father who every wanted to understand those essential basics of starting for the first time in child rearing. You will learn everything starting with your new-born child, including what they will look like, how to handle the baby, taking photographs, what to expect from your spouse after she gives birth, how the baby will be fed, burping, changing nappies, and the many different ways in which your household will change with a new-born in it, from the location of your possessions to your pets and how they must be treated and interacted with. You will learn how to clean a young child, how to deal with crying and late night feedings, getting sleep, getting your child to sleep, getting back to work for the first time, dressing your child, and how to take them out of the house. Experts have been interviewed and their expertise has been included here to provide a complete perspective on how to approach children as a first time father. You will learn how to maintain your sanity and when you might expect your sex life to resume. You will learn how to deal with health issues your child may have, how to deal with teething, and where to take a young child. You will learn how to let other people interact with your child and when to start feeding them solid foods, as well as the necessary baby proofing that needs to be done when they start crawling and later walking. Learn what to expect from growing children and how to play with them effectively. Learn about bathing and haircuts and how your role as a father will vary from that of the mother depending on who is working and how much. No matter what your situation is, this book will guide you through the earliest weeks of your child s life to the growing, learning phases of their toddler years as you learn how to be a father for the first time.

The Expectant Dad's Handbook

All you need to know about pregnancy, birth and beyond

The Expectant Dad's Handbook

Becoming a dad can be a daunting time – especially when most pregnancy and parenting information is targeted towards women. This exciting new book, from a leading expert in working with expectant dads, doesn’t sideline or speak down to men. Instead it provides an array of targeted information to fully prepare men for their new roles – as both birth partners and fathers. The Expectant Dad’s Handbook is a one-stop guide for men on their path to fatherhood. It provides practical answers to all the questions on the mind of a dad-to-be – from what to expect at each stage of pregnancy to how to cope with any worries and fears about becoming a dad. It also reveals unique insights into a dad’s role during labour, showing key strategies for improving the birth. Both practical and accessible, this guide will provide all the information and advice fathers need for the journey ahead.

Rosewater (Movie Tie-in Edition)

A Family's Story of Love, Captivity, and Survival

Rosewater (Movie Tie-in Edition)

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY JON STEWART | Previously published as Then They Came for Me When Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he’d be back in just a few days, a week at most. Little did he know, as he kissed her good-bye, that he would spend the next three months in Iran’s most notorious prison, enduring brutal interrogation sessions at the hands of a man he knew only by his smell: Rosewater. For the Bahari family, wars, coups, and revolutions are not distant concepts but intimate realities they have suffered for generations: Maziar’s father was imprisoned by the shah in the 1950s, and his sister by Ayatollah Khomeini in the 1980s. Alone in his cell at Evin Prison, fearing the worst, Maziar draws strength from his memories of the courage of his father and sister in the face of torture, and hears their voices speaking to him across the years. He dreams of being with Paola in London, and imagines all that she and his rambunctious, resilient eighty-four-year-old mother must be doing to campaign for his release. During the worst of his encounters with Rosewater, he silently repeats the names of his loved ones, calling on their strength and love to protect him and praying he will be released in time for the birth of his first child. A riveting, heart-wrenching memoir, Rosewater offers insight into the past seventy years of regime change in Iran, as well as the future of a country where the democratic impulses of the youth continually clash with a government that becomes more totalitarian with each passing day. An intimate and fascinating account of contemporary Iran, it is also the moving and wonderfully written story of one family’s extraordinary courage in the face of repression. “I really connected to Maziar’s story. It’s a personal story but one with universal appeal about what it means to be free.”—Jon Stewart “An important and elegant book . . . a prison memoir enlarged into a family history.”—The New Republic “Clear and compelling . . . engaging and informative—a gripping tribute to human dedication and a cogent indictment of a corrupt regime.”—Washington Independent Review of Books “[Rosewater] is not only a fascinating, human exploration into Bahari’s personal experience . . . it also provides insight into the shared experience of those affected by repressive governments everywhere.”—Mother Jones “A damning account . . . [Rosewater] turns a lens not only on Iran’s surreal justice system but on the history and culture that helped produce it.”—The Washington Post “[Rosewater] is a unique achievement. It is a story not just of political cruelty (a subject Bahari treats movingly), but also about the two poles of Iranian political culture, bent together in upheaval.”—The Guardian (UK) “A beautifully written account of life in Iran, filled with insights not only into the power struggles and political machinations but into the personal, emotional lives of the people living in that complicated country. Maziar Bahari is a brave man and a wonderful storyteller.”—Fareed Zakaria From the Trade Paperback edition.

Library Journal

Library Journal

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Esquire

The Magazine for Men

Esquire


Dad's Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies

Dad's Guide To Pregnancy For Dummies

Every father-to-be's handbook for knowing what to expect whenexpecting! In today's world, men are more involved in their wives'pregnancies than ever before. This 2nd Edition of Dad'sGuide to Pregnancy For Dummies gives new fathers a hands-onguide that covers all of the logistical, physical, and emotionalaspects of pregnancy. It is a wealth of information on topics, suchas setting up the nursery, childbirth 101, and how to take care ofyour newborn. The book includes ideas for knowing the right time tobreak the news and the pregnancy timeline. Once the baby arrives,this handbook gives you the low-down on what you can expect duringthe first six months, such as how to change diapers and feed thelittle one. You'll also explore much more in-depth topics such as the newtechnology behind ultrasounds, and the information that is gleanedfrom them, the lowdown on vaccination updates, information to takethe fear out of cesarean sections, tips on prenatal depression, newdevelopments on infertility treatments, and so much more! Helps to take the fear out of fatherhood with down-to-earthadvice and information Reveals how smoking leads to development problems and thepossible dangers of e-cigarettes Shows new dads a playbook for how they can help throughout thepregnancy and during the delivery Offers practical tips for chronicling baby's life fromultrasound to year one If you're going to be a new dad, this is a survival guide ofwhat to expect as your bundle of joy is on the way is the complete,easy-to-read resource for preparing with your partner.

Religions, Culture and Healthcare

A Practical Handbook for Use in Healthcare Environments

Religions, Culture and Healthcare

Health professionals provide care to patients of differing religions and cultures, and knowledge of their cultural and religious background, way of life and beliefs and practices is vital to delivering sensitive and responsive care. This revised and updated guide provides practical and comprehensive information on each of the major faiths, providing an accessible reference for appropriate day to day care of patients in multicultural societies. Healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses, midwives, healthcare assistants, physiotherapists, psychologists, hospital chaplains and administrative staff will find it an indispensable ready reference.