Author: Marina Snyder

Marina is the Marketing & Digital Programs Coordinator at North Atlantic Books. After living in New Orleans and Amsterdam, and exploring a couple of continents, she returned to the San Francisco Bay Area to work at NAB. She's passionate about astrology, nonfiction books, and sustainable living, as well as all things metaphysical.

Women’s History Spotlight: Jaguarina and Colonel Monstery

In honor of Women’s History Month, here’s the story of Jagaurina, the great nineteenth century swordswoman, and Colonel Monstery, her teacher. The following is an excerpt from Self Defense for Gentlemen and Ladies, and part of Ben Miller’s introductory section. To learn more about Colonel Monstery and the female fighters he trained, or to pick up some of his techniques …continue

Annie Powell’s Dandelion Coffee

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we wanted to share with you Annie Powell’s recipe for dandelion coffee. With a rich and full-bodied taste similar to real coffee, but free of the bitterness and acidity, this alternative is the perfect way to finally replace your morning cup! You can find this recipe, along with 500 …continue

“Sourcing Herbs” from The Herbal Handbook

by Pip Waller The following chapter is from The Herbal Handbook for Home & Health by Pip Waller. The book includes 501 recipes for healthy living, covering everything from green cleaning to herbal medicine to natural beauty products to food and drink (alcoholic and nonalcoholic). It’s also fresh off the press this week!     SOURCING HERBS Sourcing herbs …continue

Women’s History Spotlight: Sister Abegail Ntleko

Sister Abegail Ntleko—later “Gogo” (grandma) to hundreds of children orphaned by AIDS, and honored by His Holiness the Dalai Lama with the Unsung Heroes of Compassion Award—started working at the age of six. Apartheid was yet to happen, and Abe was living in a rural village in South Africa. Her five older siblings had all …continue

New Release: The Herbal Handbook for Home and Health

One of my favorite herbal authors hits a home run again! I didn’t know you could do so many things with herbs. Pip Waller stretches the herbal imagination! — Matthew Wood, herbalist and author of The Book of Herbal Wisdom Kitchen pharmacy meets green cleaning and natural beauty in this comprehensive handbook of 501 recipes …continue

New Release: Land

In Land: A New Paradigm for a Thriving World, social innovator, entrepreneur, and community organizer Martin Adams presents an inspired and innovative economic solution to poverty, inequality, and environmental destruction. Touted as a “brilliant contribution” by New York Times bestselling author and political commentator Thom Hartmann, Land will give you cause to reexamine economics in the …continue