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The BabyCenter Essential Guide to Your Baby's First Year: Expert Advice and Mom-to-Mom Wisdom from the World's Most Popular Parenting Website
     

The BabyCenter Essential Guide to Your Baby's First Year: Expert Advice and Mom-to-Mom Wisdom from the World's Most Popular Parenting Website

by Linda J. Murray
 

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This modern pirate yarn has all the makings of a great true adventure tale and explores the ways our culinary tastes have all manner of unintended consequences for the world around us. Hooked tells the story of the poaching of the Patagonian toothfish (known to Americans as "Chilean Sea Bass") and is built around the pursuit of the illegal fishing vessel

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This modern pirate yarn has all the makings of a great true adventure tale and explores the ways our culinary tastes have all manner of unintended consequences for the world around us. Hooked tells the story of the poaching of the Patagonian toothfish (known to Americans as "Chilean Sea Bass") and is built around the pursuit of the illegal fishing vessel Viarsa by an Australian patrol boat, Southern Supporter, in one of the longest pursuits in maritime history.

Author G. Bruce Knecht chronicles how an obscure fish merchant in California "discovered" and renamed the fish, kicking off a worldwide craze for a fish no one had ever heard of and everyone had to have. With demand exploding, pirates were only too happy to satisfy our taste for Chilean Sea Bass. From the world's most treacherous waters to its most fabulous kitchens, Hooked is at once a thrilling tale and a revelatory popular history that will appeal to a diverse group of readers. Think The Hungry Ocean meets Kitchen Confidential.

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Publishers Weekly

The authors-all editors at the popular BabyCenter Web site-provide the resource for which so many parents yearn: an instruction manual to accompany their newborn baby. Devoted to baby's first year, this guide is divided into three-month segments, each covering development, feeding, sleep, baby care (i.e., coping with colic) and tips for the self care of exhausted moms and dads. "Just for Dads" sections address ways in which fathers can be actively involved from birth. New parents will find "Part One: The Firsts" particularly helpful, with instructions on everything from how to pick up a baby and place her down again to the first diapering and bath. The authors leave no question unanswered-no matter how obvious (e.g., "Your baby will need diaper changes from the first day"). They've also taken advantage of a number of polls and surveys conducted by the BabyCenter staff, so parents can compare their experiences on such subjects as falling in love with their baby at first sight or how many times the baby awakens during the night. This practical primer will be especially invaluable for first-time parents. (Aug.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609617073
Publisher:
Rodale
Publication date:
07/24/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

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Meet the Author

G. Bruce Knecht is a writer for the Wall Street Journal. His work has also been published in The Atlantic Monthly and the New York Times Magazine.

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