The complete plays Orton, Joe.
Killers in the family : inside a real family of criminals bound by blood Snow, Robert L.
Follows detective Roy West as he reopens the investigation into the brutal murder of thirteen-year-old Dawn Marie Stuard, who was known to be visiting the Reese family at the time--a family with a history of criminal behavior.
I've still got it ... I just can't remember where I put it : awkwardly true tales from the far side of forty McCarthy, Jenna.
"Tackling everything from cosmetic surgery and financial panic to skinny jeans and the meaning of life, [McCarthy's book] is a middle-age manifesto filled with ... misadventures, humiliating confessions, and occasional (hot) flashes of genius"--Page 4 of cover.
Countdown to preparedness : the prepper's 52-week course to total disaster readiness Cobb, Jim.
A beginner's guide to disaster preparedness outlines how to create a self-sustainable home that can provide for needs in the face of anything, covering such topics as supply stockpiling, food foraging, and defense weaponry.
Bad English : a history of linguistic aggravation Shea, Ammon, author.
"The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language "mistakes" and how they came to be accepted as correct-or not. English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong. Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including: Decimate Hopefully Enormity That/which Enervate/energize Bemuse/amuse Literally/figuratively Ain't Irregardless Socialist OMG Stupider Lively, surprising, funny, and delightfully readable, this is a book that will settle arguments among word lovers-and it's sure to start a few, too"--
3D modeling and printing with Tinkercad : create and print your own 3D models Kelly, James F. (James Floyd), author.
I like you just the way I am : stories about me and some other people Mollen, Jenny, 1979-
Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She is also a wife, married to a famous guy (which is annoying only because he gets free [stuff] and she doesn't). She doesn't want much from life. Just to be loved by everybody: her parents, her dogs, her ex-boyfriends, her ex-boyfriends, dogs, her husband, her husband's ex-girlfriends, her husband's ex-girlfriend's new boyfriends, etc. Some people might call that impulse crazy, but isn't 'crazy' really just a word boring people use to describe fun people? (And Jenny is really, really fun).
Let's make cute stuff by Aranzi Aronzo! : baby stuff Aranzi Aronzo Inc.
Projects include: Finger puppets, pants rabbit and pants bear, little spittle bib, silhouette appliques, handbook covers, my favorite bear, towels, lil' friends, Ms. milk bottle holders, bedtime duvet, Mary Lambs merry mobile, easy embroidery, bandana bib, handy pouches, tongue's height measure, cute names, cake boy.
Basic math & pre-algebra workbook for dummies Zegarelli, Mark, author.
Bärle's story : one polar bear's amazing recovery from life as a circus act Poulsen, Else M. B., author.
EFT for back pain Church, Dawson, 1956-
Why use EFT for back pain? Back pain afflicts over 80% of adults at some point in their lives, and is the second most common reason for doctor visits. Back pain costs the world economy over two hundred billion dollars per year. For more than a decade, back pain sufferers have been reporting quick shifts after using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).
Knock 'em dead social networking : for job search and professional success Yate, Martin John.
Shows you how to use his proven social networking strategies to build your brand and market your skills across an ever-growing network.
Brain rules : 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school Medina, John, 1956- author.
In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule--what scientists know for sure about how our brains work--and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. You'll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You'll peer over a surgeon's shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You'll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can't tie his own shoes. You will discover how: every brain is wired differently, exercise improves cognition, we are designed to never stop learning and exploring, memories are volatile, sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn, vision trumps all of the other senses, and stress changes the way we learn.
Disobeying Hitler : German resistance after Valkyrie Hansen, Randall, author.
Rogue elephant : harnessing the power of India's unruly democracy Denyer, Simon.
Five years ago, India was an emerging world power being courted by the world's most powerful political and business leaders, an upbeat story of unparalleled economic growth. Since then, it has failed to account for the human capital at the heart of its effort to modernize: more than one billion people clamoring for what has become known as the "Indian Dream"--an education, a career, and an opportunity to pull one's family out of poverty and into prosperity. Today, India is suffering an immense crisis of confidence--crippling political corruption, politicians mired in the status quo, economic inequality, brutal violence against women, and rampant social injustice. Simon Denyer, former Indian bureau chief for the Washington Post , perceptively captures India at this crucial tilting point in its history--from the Nehru-Gandhi family dynasty that has ruled the country for most of its post-independence years, to flawed heroes such as news anchor Arnab Goswami and anticorruption crusader Arvind Kejwiral, to, most compelling, ordinary people fighting daily against corruption and the system. They, Denyer convincingly shows, are harnessing the force of the world's largest democracy to positive effect, demanding transparency and accountability as never before. The battle between the deep-rooted system of graft and patronage and the forces demanding change will have huge global significance, and Denyer's insight makes Rogue Elephant a vital contribution to the international conversation about India's present and future.
American catch : the fight for our local seafood Greenberg, Paul, 1967-
Author Paul Greenberg uncovers the tragic unraveling of the nation's seafood supply--telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters. In 2005, the United States imported nearly twice as much seafood as twenty years earlier. Bizarrely, during that same period, our seafood exports quadrupled. Greenberg examines New York oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how this came to be. Following the trail of environmental desecration, Greenberg comes to view the New York City oyster as a reminder of what is lost when local waters are not valued as a food source. A different kind of catastrophe threatens the Gulf of Mexico: Asian-farmed shrimp have flooded the American market. Finally, a proposed mining project could undermine the spawning grounds of the biggest wild sockeye salmon run left in the world. In his search to discover why this precious resource isn't better protected, Greenberg finds the great majority of Alaskan salmon is exported. Sockeye salmon is one of the most nutritionally dense animal proteins on the planet, yet Americans are shipping it abroad. But despite the challenges, hope abounds: many are working to break the current destructive patterns of consumption and return American catch to American tables.--From publisher description.
The complete book of Corvette : every generation since 1953 Mueller, Mike, 1959-
"The ultimate book for Corvette lovers and fans of America's premier high-performance vehicle. Since the release of the first Corvette in 1953, Chevrolet's flagship sports car has become a timeless part of American culture and a household name across the globe. No matter the model or year, one can instantly pick out a 'Vette--from the four chrome-ringed headlamps of the late-1950s models to the sharp edges of the 1960s Sting Ray, the signature curved wheel-well moldings on 1970s bodies, and up to the aggressive aerodynamics of the Corvette C6. But while all are undeniably beautiful machines, none approach the astonishing technology packed into Chevrolet's latest: the seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray, which marks the historic resurgence of the Stingray badge for the first time since the mid-1970s. In The Complete Book of Corvette, American automotive expert Mike Mueller details all of the generations, offering the definitive, all-encompassing volume showcasing over 60 years of Corvette history. Created in cooperation with General Motors and illustrated with 500 color and black-and-white photos from GM's exclusive Design and Media Archives, the book highlights the development, tech specs, and visual prowess of the entire Corvette line. From that first 1953 'Vette to the brand-new 2014 Corvette Stingray--the triumphant culmination of Chevrolet's longstanding sports car expertise--The Complete Book of Corvette pays tribute to one of America's proudest sports car traditions and the innovative company behind it"--
Finding style : how to use today's versatile jewelry-making components Miech, Irina, author.
Meat and potatoes : simple recipes that sizzle and sear Fama, Rahm.
Intuition and your sun sign : practical methods to unlock your potential Ashman, Bernie.
New England's best trips : 32 amazing road trips
Presents itineraries for thirty-two road trips throughout New England, including a wine trail in Connecticut, a cider sampler in Vermont, the Acadia byway, and an Ivy League tour.
Yoga for dummies Payne, Larry, author.
Learn the safe and easy way to benefit from the practice of yoga. Payne ande Feuerstein help you design and follow your own personal program in order to achieve your fittest, healthiest, happiest self.
Never say never : tips, tricks, and erotic inspiration for lovers
"Monogamy does NOT have to equal monotony and eroticist author Alison Tyler has made it her life's mission to make sure it never is with Never Say Never! Half of a very happily married duo, Tyler's advice is that couples can build a trust level that makes experimentation truly possible and posits that uninhibited, really exciting, and highly imaginative sex happens best with lovers who just happen to be couples, too. This follow up to Tyler's bestselling Never Have the Same Sex Twice blends her wisdom, expert advice, and favorite erotic scenarios illustrating myriad sexual techniques and fantasies designed to liven up the bedroom. "--
Grandmother's secrets : the ancient rituals and healing power of belly dancing Al-Rawi, Rosina-Fawzia B.
Why government fails so often : and how it can do better Schuck, Peter H.
"From healthcare to workplace conduct, the federal government is taking on ever more responsibility for managing our lives. At the same time, Americans have never been more disaffected with Washington, seeing it as an intrusive, incompetent, wasteful giant. The most alarming consequence of ineffective policies, in addition to unrealized social goals, is the growing threat to the government's democratic legitimacy. Understanding why government fails so often--and how it might become more effective--is an urgent responsibility of citizenship. In this book, lawyer and political scientist Peter Schuck provides a wide range of examples and an enormous body of evidence to explain why so many domestic policies go awry--and how to right the foundering ship of state.Schuck argues that Washington's failures are due not to episodic problems or partisan bickering, but rather to deep structural flaws that undermine every administration, Democratic and Republican. These recurrent weaknesses include unrealistic goals, perverse incentives, poor and distorted information, systemic irrationality, rigidity and lack of credibility, a mediocre bureaucracy, powerful and inescapable markets, and the inherent limits of law. To counteract each of these problems, Schuck proposes numerous achievable reforms, from avoiding moral hazard in student loan, mortgage, and other subsidy programs, to empowering consumers of public services, simplifying programs and testing them for cost-effectiveness, and increasing the use of "big data." The book also examines successful policies--including the G.I. Bill, the Voting Rights Act, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and airline deregulation--to highlight the factors that made them work.An urgent call for reform, Why Government Fails So Often is essential reading for anyone curious about why government is in such disrepute and how it can do better"--
Set-apart motherhood : reflecting joy and beauty in family life Ludy, Leslie.
Give me a fast ship : the Continental Navy and America's Revolution at sea McGrath, Tim, 1951-
America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution-- or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, England's King George sent hundreds of ships westward to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping. Colonists had no force to defend their coastline and waterways until John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy.
The skeleton crew : how amateur sleuths are solving America's coldest cases Halber, Deborah.
In America today, upwards of forty thousand people are dead and unaccounted for. These murder, suicide, and accident victims, separated from their names, are being adopted by the bizarre online world of amateur sleuths. It's DIY CSI. The web sleuths pore over facial reconstructions (a sort of Facebook for the dead) and other online clues as they vie to solve cold cases and tally up personal scorecards of dead bodies. The Skeleton Crew delves into the macabre underside of the Internet, the fleeting nature of identity, and how even the most ordinary citizen with a laptop and a knack for puzzles can reinvent herself as a web sleuth.
The complete illustrated encyclopedia of dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures : the ultimate illustrated reference guide to more than 1000 dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, with 2000 specially commissioned watercolours, maps and photographs Dixon, Dougal.
Let me be clear : Barack Obama's war on millennials, and one woman's case for hope Kieffer, Katie.
"A SEARING INDICTMENT OF THE MASTER OF CHARM, BARACK OBAMA, FOR HIS HISTORIC WAR ON AMERICAN YOUTH "Let me be clear." It was his come-hither call, his winsome whistle, his lingual lure. Barack Obama employed this phrase to sell his lies as maxims and his ineptitude as expertise. Obama seduced a generation of 95 million young Americans he used for his own political gain. Katie Kieffer is a gutsy commentator who gives it back to Barack. She turns his words against him. She grabs the high bar of transparency that Obama set for himself and snaps it with her wit. In Let Me Be Clear, Kieffer gives us an unflinching yet entertaining account of this administration's exploitation of Millennials.
C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity : the crisis that created a classic McCusker, Paul, 1958-
Tells the story of the dramatic events and personal sacrifice that went into the creation of Mere Christianity.
Best hikes near Vancouver Ernst, Chloë.
"Featuring the 40 best hikes in the Vancouver area, this exciting new guidebook points locals and visitors alike to trailheads within an hour's drive of the city"--
Only in Spain : a foot-stomping, firecracker of a memoir about food, Flamenco, and falling in love Bennett, Nellie.
A sparky, witty and thoroughly enjoyable memoir of a girl who fell in love with flamenco dance and with Spain.
The Valentino affair : the Jazz Age murder scandal that shocked New York society and gripped the world Evans, Colin, 1948-
War of the whales : a true story Horwitz, Joshua, author.
"The tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the U.S. Navy's best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound--and drives whales onto beaches. As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program, marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass stranding of whales near his research station in the Bahamas. Investigating this calamity, Balcomb is forced to choose between his conscience and an oath of secrecy he swore to the Navy in his youth"--Amazon.com.
Gentlemen bootleggers : the true story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a small town in cahoots Bauer, Bryce T.
"During Prohibition, while Al Capone was rising to worldwide prominence as Public Enemy Number One, the townspeople of rural Templeton, Iowa--population just 428--were busy with a bootlegging empire of their own. Led by Joe Irlbeck, the whip-smart and gregarious son of a Bavarian immigrant, the outfit of farmers, small merchants, and even the church Monsignor worked together to create a whiskey so excellent it was ordered by name: Templeton Rye. Gentlemen Bootleggers tells a never-before-told tale of ingenuity, bootstrapping, and perseverance in one small town, showcasing a group of immigrants who embraced the American ideals of self-reliance, dynamism, and democratic justice. It relies on previously classified Prohibition Bureau investigation files, federal court case files, extensive newspaper archive research, and a recently disclosed interview with kingpin Joe Irlbeck. Unlike other Prohibition-era tales of big-city gangsters, it provides an important reminder that bootlegging wasn't only about glory and riches, but could be in the service of a higher goal: producing the best whiskey money could buy"--
How to start a home-based wedding planning business Moran, Jill S.
Creative writing Clabough, Casey, 1974-
Provides an introduction to creative writing, and includes information on crafting meaningful plot, strategies for starting a writer's group, advice on applying for grants, guidance on writing a screenplay, and includes literary examples to help find a niche, and quizzes to challenge creative thinking.
The wholehearted wife : 10 keys to a more loving relationship Smalley, Erin.
Stock market cash flow : four pillars of investing for thriving in today's markets Tanner, Andy.
Learn the many challenges facing stock market investors, how to use the stock market to achieve financial and investing goals, and create an individual action plan that supports the goals of the individual investor.
The art & making of Hercules Sunshine, Linda, writer.
With more than 200 photos and drawings, the official full-color illustrated companion book to Hercules, the live-action adventure tentpole film from MGM/Paramount starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, directed by Brett Ratner, based on the bestselling graphic novel... An epic film of gigantic scope and complexity, the film Hercules was shot live entirely on location in Budapest with locations, sets, kingdoms, battles, weapons, warriors, and horses replicating the world centuries ago. This spectacular book fully details the challenging behind-the-scenes creative accomplishment, with details on the sets, costumes, battle sequences, with storyboards, concept art, commentaries from the cast and crew, and extracts from graphic novel and comic book script.
The history of the Hudson River Valley : from wilderness to the Civil War Benjamin, Vernon, author.
Jerusalem unbound : geography, history, and the future of the holy city Dumper, Michael, author.
Recycled chic McKittrick, Amanda.
Take a creative plunge and explore the possibilities to refashion your wardrobe with these unique, yet simple, projects.
Earringology : how to make dangles, drops, chandeliers & more Cooper, Candie, 1979- author.
Odes Horace, author.
Zoom : how everything moves : from atoms and galaxies to blizzards and bees Berman, Bob, author.
Madness and memory : the discovery of prions--a new biological principle of disease Prusiner, Stanley B., 1942- author.
Salad samurai : 100 cutting-edge, ultra-hearty, easy-to-make salads you don't have to be vegan to love Romero, Terry Hope, author.
Award-winning chef and Veganomicon coauthor Terry Hope Romero knows her veggies. In Salad Samurai, she's back to teach you the way of the veggie warrior, rescuing salads from their bland, boring reputation and "side" status with more than 100 vibrant, filling entrees. This is your guide to real salad bushido: a hearty base, a zesty dressing, and loads of seriously tasty toppings. Based on whole food ingredients and seasonal produce, these versatile meatless, dairy-free dishes are organized by season for a full year of memorable meals (yes, salad can rock even the coldest days of winter).
The friendships of women : the beauty and power of God's plan for us Brestin, Dee, 1944-
The art of cycling : staying safe on urban streets Hurst, Robert (Robert J.)
"The Art of Cycling dismantles the bicycling experience and slides it under the microscope, piece by piece. Its primary concern is safety, but this book goes well beyond the usual tips and how-to, diving in to the realms of history, psychology, sociology, and economics"--
Best dog hikes Northern California Mullally, Linda B.
Reveals the 51 best hiking trails in northern California that are dog friendly. Throughout are full-color maps and photos, helpful tips and sidebars, and tailored hike specs for leash requirements. Also included is information about dog packing and preparation before you hit the trail. The area covers northern California to the Oregon border, with the southernmost part including Big Sur and east across to Bishop, CA. --Publisher's description.
Big dish : recipes to dazzle and amaze from America's most spectacular restaurant Weiss, Barton G., author.
Hiking Idaho : a guide to the state's greatest hiking adventures Maughan, Ralph, 1945-
Chevrolet Malibu automotive repair manual Maddox, Robert (Robert Phillip)
Nissan Frontier & Xterra automotive repair manual Storer, Jay.
Haynes manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, yet are complete enough to be used by professional mechanics. Since 1960 Haynes has produced manuals written from hands-on experience based on a vehicle teardown with hundreds of photos and illustrations, making Haynes the world leader in automotive repair information.
Evaluating the impact of your library Markless, Sharon.
"Assessing impact is increasingly critical to the survival of service: managers now require comprehensive information about effectiveness, especially in relation to users. Outlining a rigorously tested approach to library evaluation and offering practical tools and highly relevant examples, this book enables library and information service managers to get to grips with the slippery concept of service impact and to address your own impact questions in your planning."
How's your drink? : cocktails, culture, and the art of drinking well Felten, Eric, 1964-
The yoga of food : wellness from the inside out : healing the relationship with food & your body Grabau, Melissa.
For the millions of people who struggle with food and body issues, yoga and its practice of mindfulness can offer a surprisingly effective path to well-being. For Melissa Grabau, a psychotherapist who has battled her own eating disorders since she was a child, yoga contains the key ingredients to transforming our connection to food and to our bodies. The Yoga of Food invites you to explore contemplation prompts and meditations that will help you create a deeper appreciation of the body's health and vitality. Sharing lessons and stories she's cultivated from years of clinical practice, Melissa provides a roadmap toward a healthier approach to nutrition and the human spirit.
The Baroness and the Mercedes : and 49 other entertaining true tales from the world of rare and exotic car collecting Wyss, Wallace A., 1944- author.
Game design workshop : a playcentric approach to creating innovative games Fullerton, Tracy, author.
"Since the publication of the second edition, many changes have occurred in the games industry, from an increase in multitouch screen platforms to a rise in smaller teams and development companies and more independent designers. This third edition expands discussions of new platforms and genres of play as well as processes, such as agile development (SCRUM). This edition emphasizes how to work with analytics to improve game play experience and the commercial viability of games. It also includes interviews with a number of independent designers"--
Viking knits and ancient ornaments : interlace patterns from around the world in modern knitwear Lavold, Elsebeth.
Barbecue : 50 easy recipes
Gather your outdoor cooking utensils and your appetite, because this next installment in Academia Barilla's beloved "food shape" series offers up 50 delectable Italian recipes that you can barbecue and grill right in your backyard or kitchen. Created for Italian food lovers, Barbecue packs in first and second courses, sides, and desserts. All fabulous dishes are super-easy to prepare, and each represents the distinct flavors and fresh ingredients of the many regions of Italy. Plus, there are stories and interesting facts about the ingredients that can later be retold to impress friends and family.
Day hiking : the San Juans and Gulf Islands : Saanich Peninsula, Anacortes, Victoria Romano, Craig, author.
As a hiking destination, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north offer scores of parks and preserves, hundreds of miles of trails catering to hikers of all levels, and year-round accessibility. Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is divided into roughly four sections: Anacortes, for many the gateway to the region, the San Juan Islands themselves, including some key islands not served by Washington State Ferries, Victoria, Canada, providing easy access to the Gulf Islands, as well as other unique destinations, and the magical southern Gulf Islands. Author Craig Romano explores state parks, county parks, and provincial parks as well as some municipal and regional parks. He also features the recent expansion of San Juan Island National Historic Park on San Juan Island and the recently created Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, spanning several of the southern Gulf Islands, both of which are not yet familiar to many hikers. While the star attractions are the ferry-accessed islands, Romano also features several of the larger islands that don't have ferry service (e.g., Stuart Island) making this guide of interest to paddlers and boaters who are looking for hikes too!
The wave : inspiration for navigating life's changes & challenges Seymour, Jane, 1951- author.
Blood of brothers : life and war in Nicaragua Kinzer, Stephen.
Blood of Brothers is a dramatic story of the centuries-old power struggle that burst into the headlines in 1979 with the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship. It is a vibrant portrait of the Nicaraguan people and their volcanic land, a cultural history rich in poetry and bloodshed, baseball and insurrection.
An artist in Venice Van Doren, Adam, 1962-
Embracing the love god wants you to have : a life of peace, joy, and victory Dollar, Taffi L.
In this loving, insightful guide that captures the spirit of T. D. Jakes, Taffi Dollar, renowned pastor of the World Changers Church International, speaker, and author, teaches every woman how to bolster her most pivotal relationship: The one she has with herself. Pastor Taffi Dollar invites us into an intimate conversation as a pastor, wife, mother, sister, and friend, exploring the topic that's closest to the hearts of every woman: relationships. So much of a woman's happiness hinges upon the quality of her bonds with others. But many women struggle in striking that all-important balance between giving and receiving love. In their determination to give to others, women often ignore their own need for self-sustenance. Neglecting their own foundation leaves them ill prepared to be in healthy, loving relationships with spouses, children, families, communities, and even God, Taffi reveals. With wry humor and clear-eyed insights, Taffi introduces women to timeless values and applies them in ways that are real and relevant. She offers words to live and love by, and a path towards healthy relationships that enhance rather than deplete us. Interweaving anecdotes and the personal stories and experiences of people she meets each day, she shows women how to reconnect with themselves and find the fulfillment they seek.
War of attrition : fighting the First World War Philpott, William James.
The Great War of 1914-1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the world's great economies. Now, one hundred years after the first guns of August rang out on the Western front, historian William Philpott reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the first truly modern war. Drawing on the experience of front line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians, and diplomats, War of Attrition explains for the first time why and how this new type of conflict was fought as it was fought, and how the attitudes and actions of political and military leaders, and the willing responses of their peoples, stamped the twentieth century with unprecedented carnage on--and behind--the battlefield. War of Attrition also establishes link between the bloody ground war in Europe and political situation in the wider world, particularly the United States. America did not enter the war until 1917, but, as Philpott demonstrates, the war came to America as early as 1914. By 1916, long before the Woodrow Wilson's impassioned speech to Congress advocating for war, the United States was firmly aligned with the Allies, lending dollars and selling guns and opposing German attempts to spread submarine warfare. War of Attrition skillfully argues that the emergence of the United States on the world stage is directly related to her support for the conflagration that consumed so many European lives and livelihoods. In short, the war that ruined Europe enabled the rise of America.
Trees & shrubs of the Pacific Northwest Turner, Mark, 1954 April 8-
In Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest, Mark Turner and Ellen Kuhlman cover 568 species of woody plants that can be found in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and northern California. The comprehensive field guides features introductory chapters on the native landscape and plant entries that detail the family, scientific and common name, flowering seasons, and size. Each entry includes color photographs of the plant's habitat and distinguishing characteristics and a range map. Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest is for hikers, nature lovers, plant geeks, and anyone who wants to know more about, and be able to identify, the many plants of the Pacific Northwest.
Liberty's torch : the great adventure to build the Statue of Liberty Mitchell, Elizabeth, 1966-
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but Mitchell reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi not only forged this 151-foot-tall colossus in a workshop in Paris and transported her across the ocean, but battled to raise money for the statue and make her a reality.
The times of the sixties : the culture, politics, and personalities that shaped the decade
More than 400 articles culled from the archives of The New York Times newspaper.
The living landscape : designing for beauty and biodiversity in the home garden Darke, Rick, author, photographer.
The cat encyclopedia : the definitive visual guide
Presents profiles of more than one hundred and thirty of the world's cat breeds, with information on the characteristics, origins, and behaviors of each type of cat, and includes expert advice on cat care, training, and behavioral problems.
Poking a dead frog : conversations with today's top comedy writers Sacks, Mike, author, interviewer.
The FastBeach diet : the super-fast plan to lose weight and get in shape in just six weeks Spencer, Mimi, 1967-
Engaging today's prodigal : clear thinking, new approaches, and reasons for hope Barnier, Carol, 1960-
How do parents combat the fear, guilt, and shame caused when a son or daughter steps away from the plan God created for them? Barnier takes you through lessons she has learned first-hand. Take specific actions that make a difference, overcome the shame, hurt, and loss and take the first step to closing the gap between you and the prodigal you love.
The 3 a.m. epiphany : uncommon writing exercises that transform your fiction Kiteley, Brian.
Provides over two hundred ideas for writing exercises, with advice for thinking, writing, and revising without having to wait for inspiration, showing the writer how to combine imagination with personal experience and generally overcome writer's block.
Pharmageddon Healy, David, MRC Psych.
David Healy's most comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. Healy, who was the first to draw attention to the now well-publicized suicide-inducing side effects of many anti-depressants, attributes our current state of affairs to three key factors: product rather than process patents on drugs, the classification of certain drugs as prescription-only, and industry-controlled drug trials. These developments have tied the survival of pharmaceutical companies to the development of blockbuster drugs, so that they must overhype benefits and deny real hazards. Healy further explains why these trends have basically ended the possibility of universal health care in the United States and elsewhere around the world. He concludes with suggestions for reform of our currently corrupted evidence-based medical system.
Man's best hero : true stories of great American dogs Collins, Ace.
What makes a hero? Sacrifice. Fearlessness. Risking their lives to save others. The thirteen exceptional dogs in this book will amaze and inspire you. These daring rescues and acts of courage defy logic and illustrate why dogs are still the pet of choice in more than 43 million American homes. A Malamute named Patches who saved a drowning man in freezing water, a mutt named Lulubelle who jumped in front of a truck to push a toddler to the curb, a yellow Labrador Retriever named Roselle who led office workers in one of New York City's Twin Towers down many flights of darkened stairs toward safety on September 11, 2001. All of the dogs in these stories were in some way incredibly special, to their owners and to many others. And each one, in its own special way, was a hero.
Unfriending my ex and other things I'll never do Stolz, Kim.
The reality show contestant, MTV news anchor, and vice president of equity derivatives at Citigroup [documents] "the hilarity of the social media revolution from the inside, [chronicling] a life filtered through our obsessive relationship with technology, [proceeding] through the various ways in which social media and mobile technology have generated empathy deficits and left us all with the attention spans of fruit flies--and the sad fact that in spite all of this, we find it impossible to switch our devices off"--Amazon.com.
When God sees your tears McMenamin, Cindi, 1965-
When sorry isn't enough : making things right with those you love Chapman, Gary D., 1938-
In this book, #1 New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas unveil new ways to effectively approach and mend fractured relationships. Even better, you'll discover how meaningful apologies provide the power to make your friendships, family, and marriage stronger than ever before.
The orchestra Holoman, D. Kern, 1947-
In this Very Short Introduction, D. Kern Holoman considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society. He explores topics ranging from the life of a musician in a modern orchestra, the recent wave of new hall construction from Berlin to Birmingham, threats of bankruptcies and strikes, and the eyebrow-raising salaries of conductors and general managers. At the heart of the book lies a troubling pair of questions: Can such a seemingly anachronistic organization long survive? Does the symphony matter in contemporary culture? Holoman responds to both with a resounding yes. He shows that the orchestra remains a potent political and social force, a cultural diplomat par excellence. It has adapted well to the digital revolution, and it continues to be seen as an essential element of civic pride. In a time of upheaval in how classical music is created, heard, distributed, and evaluated, the orchestra has managed to retain its historic role as a meeting place of intellectual currents, an ongoing forum for public enlightenment.
Conversations with Nostradamus : his prophecies explained Nostradamus, 1503-1566 (Spirit)
The fish in the forest : salmon and the web of life Stokes, M. Dale (Malcolm Dale), 1967- author.
"[An] exploration of the complex web of relationships between the salmon of the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding ecosystem. Dale Stokes shows how nearly all aspects of this fragile ecosystem--from streambeds to treetops, from sea urchins to orcas to bears, from rain forests to kelp forests--are intimately linked with the biology of the Pacific salmon...and demonstrates how the cycling of nutrients between the ocean and the land, mediated by the life and death of the salmon, is not only key to understanding the landscape of the north Pacific coast, but is also a powerful metaphor for all of life on earth"--Page  of jacket.
Rural Studio at twenty : designing and building in Hale County, Alabama Freear, Andrew, 1967- author.
"For two decades the students of Auburn University's Rural Studio have designed and built remarkable houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama's Hale County, one of the poorest in the nation. Our critically acclaimed bestseller Rural Studio (2002) showed how salvaged lumber, bricks, discarded tires, hay-and-waste cardboard bales, concrete rubble, colored bottles, carpet tiles, and old license plates were transformed into inexpensive buildings that were also models of sustainable architecture. Rural Studio at Twenty chronicles the evolution of the legendary program, founded by (MacArthur Genius Grant and AIA Gold Medal winner) Samuel Mockbee, and showcases an impressive portfolio of projects. Part monograph, part handbook, and part manifesto, Rural Studio at Twenty is a must-read for any architect, community advocate, professor, or student as a model for engaging place through design"--
Paper birds : 25+ projects to copy, cut, and fold Hayakawa, Hiroshi, 1962-
"Origami takes flight with these beautiful bird projects, from a cockatiel, horned owl, and hummingbird to the exotic albatross and extinct dodo. Just photocopy the templates onto cardstock, score, cut, and fold, and, finally, interlock the joints to create a dimensional creature. All the projects are arranged by difficulty and the richly photographed pages show the birds from multiple perspectives, perching, standing, and flying."--
The beader's guide to jewelry design : a beautiful exploration of unity, balance, color & more Deeb, Margie.
Backpacking Idaho : from alpine peaks to desert canyons Lorain, Douglas, 1962-
The killing kind Phelps, M. William. author.
She was seventeen years old, a beautiful girl with a Hollywood smile and luminous brown eyes. Sprawled in a culvert just off the gravel road like an abandoned doll, she wore only toe socks, a sweatshirt, and a necklace. She was not the killer's first victim. Nor would she be the last. The lush, green hills that mark the border of North and South Carolina are home to a close knit community. When the savaged remains of high spirited Heather Catterton and sweet natured Randi Saldana were found and a local man was linked to their murders, residents were forced to face an evil in their midst. The killer was one of their own. Danny Hembree was far from being an upright, law abiding citizen. But he was part of the fabric of the local scene, devoted to his mother and sister. No one saw him as a remorseless killer who preyed on those who trusted him. When questioned by police, Hembree didn't just play cat and mouse and then confess. He bragged. Taunted. Laughed about his merciless deeds.
To the mountain : one Mormon woman's search for spirit Barber, Phyllis, 1943-
The moon before morning Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-
West point '41 : the class that went to war and shaped America Kazel-Wilcox, Anne, author.
Missed periods and other grammar scares : how to avoid unplanned and unwanted writing errors Baranick, Jenny.
Provides jargon-free coverage of today's most common and noticeable errors and usages, from the correct placements of apostrophes and proper capitalizations to the difference between an ellipsis and em dash.
Falco : the official companion Davis, Lindsey.
"'As the girl came running up the steps, I decided she was wearing far too many clothes...' So, in 1989, readers were introduced to Marcus Didius Falco, the Roman informer, as he stood on the steps of the Temple of Saturn, looking out across the Forum: the heart of his world. Twenty years and twenty books later, Falco fans want a companion volume" --Dust jacket flap.
Children of the depressed : healing the childhood wounds that come from growing up with a depressed parent Bennett, Shoshana S.
"Have you ever wondered, Why am I so negative? or Why is my life so chaotic? Whether or not your parent was ever formally diagnosed with depression, you've probably always known there was something different about your upbringing. And even though you've grown up and moved on, you may still feel the after-effects of living with your parent's illness. In Children of the Depressed, a depression expert helps adult children understand and overcome common problems that stem from growing up with a depressed parent, such as poor communication skills and negative self-talk. Using skills and practices rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you will learn to shed the old dynamics and ways of thinking that have been weighing you down and keeping you from enjoying healthy relationships and the life you deserve. Most books on depression only focus on getting help for the depressed person. This book is written for you, the adult child of parents with who have struggled with depression. You need emotional healing after a dysfunctional childhood, and most importantly-you need an opportunity for your voice to be heard. You don't have to become stuck in the past. By identifying and recognizing the feelings you experienced at a young age, you will start laying the groundwork for a happier and healthier life-socially, physically, emotionally, and psychologically"--
Faroe Islands : the Bradt travel guide Proctor, James, author.
The normal heart and The destiny of me : two plays Kramer, Larry.
Idaho, a climbing guide : climbs, scrambles, and hikes Lopez, Tom, 1951-
Bonsai Warren, Peter.
DK brings this ancient practice into the 21st century, explaining how to grow and care for bonsai trees with a clear step-by-step approach. Offering easy-to-follow advice and simple photography, Bonsai demystifies the art of bonsai with sequences covering the traditional styles of Chokkan, Moyogi, Shakan, and Kengai, as well as deadwood bonsai styles such as Ishizuki, Yose Uye, and Sharimiki.
Angie Lewin : plants and places Lewin, Angie.
The artist Angie Lewin has a unique vision of the natural world. This title presents over 70 of Lewin's crafted linocuts and wood engravings. The works are grouped according to habitat together with drawings, paintings, and collages from Lewin's sketchbooks of grasses, seed pods, seaweed, and shells.
The printer's eye : ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection Asian Art Museum--Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, publisher.
"The Asian Art Museum is pleased to present this catalogue of the Grabhorn Collection of Japanese prints. Edwin Grabhorn was co-publisher with his brother, Robert, of the Grabhorn Press, the preeminent printer of fine books in the San Francisco Bay area during the early- and mid-twentieth century. His interest in Japanese prints dated to the 1920s, and, as a passionate collector, he had assembled one of the most significant private collections outside of Japan by the time of his death in 1968. Although Grabhorn published selected prints in a series of four limited-edition books printed by Grabhorn Press, for many years the prints were largely kept from view by the public or even most scholars in the United States. The 1979 publication of many of the prints in the tenth volume of Ukiyo-e shūka, a deluxe Japanese-language series cataloging major print collections around the world, helped to reawaken interest in the collection, and in 1995 and 1996 a selection of the finest works was finally exhibited in Japan."--From publisher.
The secrets of happiness : how to love life, laugh more, and live longer Blyth, Lois, author.
'The Secrets of Happiness' offers a more joyous approach to living and thinking, a shift in approach that may reframe your view of the world.
The Holocaust : a history of the Jews of Europe during the Second World War Gilbert, Martin, 1936-
Sets the scene with a brief history of anti-Semitism prior to Hitler, and documents the horrors of the Holocaust from 1933 onward, in an incisive, interpretive account of the genocide of World War II.
Another life : a memoir of other people Korda, Michael, 1933-
12 huge mistakes parents can avoid Elmore, Tim.
Precious cargo : how foods from the Americas changed the world DeWitt, Dave, author.
Chronicles the story of how western-hemisphere foods spread throughout the world, tracing the science and rise of everyday crops into commodities while examining the roles of pioneering individuals responsible for western food dominance.
West of the Revolution : an uncommon history of 1776 Saunt, Claudio, author.
Details the other revolutions during 1776, including the reaction of the native residents of San Francisco in the wake of the first European settlement there and the devastation of the Aleutian Islands by the Russians' hunt for sea otters.
Picture perfect social media : a handbook for styling perfect photos for posting, blogging, and sharing Young, Jennifer, author.
The Grand Circle tour : a travel and reference guide to the American Southwest and the ancestral Puebloans Royea, Michael, author.
The Grand Circle Tour is a circuit around a ring of National Parks and Native American sites in the Four Corners Region of the Southwest. It encompasses some of the most significant ancient history in North America: remnants of the Anasazi civilization. From the well-known sites like Zion and Bryce to the little known and well-preserved areas, Royea provides the kind of detailed guidance never before available in guidebook form. The Grand Circle Tour consists of two parts: Part 1 is divided into 14 days and visits 21 different sites, with an additional 20 sites covered that are nearby. The second part of the book has a timeline for the Anasazi. It's a history of Native American occupation of the Southwest from 10,000 BC to the present day. The book can be used as a general travel guide or as the basis for an in-depth, historical tour. It is so filled with historical and cultural detail (complimented by photos, maps, and site plans) that it can even provide a satisfying armchair "tour" of the region.
Colliding worlds : how cutting-edge science is redefining contemporary art Miller, Arthur I., author.
In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists utilize and illuminate the latest advances in science. Some of their provocative creations--a live rabbit implanted with the fluorescent gene of a jellyfish, a gigantic glass-and-chrome sculpture of the Big Bang (pictured on the cover)--can be seen in traditional art museums and magazines, while others are being made by leading designers at Pixar, Google's Creative Lab, and the MIT Media Lab. In Colliding Worlds, Arthur I. Miller takes readers on a wild journey to explore this new frontier. Miller, the author of several celebrated books on science and creativity, traces the movement from its seeds a century ago--when Einstein's theory of relativity helped shape the thinking of the Cubists--to its flowering today. From NanoArt to Big Data, Miller reveals the extraordinary possibilities when art and science collide.--From publisher description.
Exit Berlin : how one woman saved her family from Nazi Germany Bonelli, Charlotte, 1956-
"This remarkable collection of letters between German Jews trapped in Nazi Germany and their relatives in the United States offers rare insights into the challenges of an average American family responding to desperate requests for refuge and aid"--
Weaving rag rugs Knisely, Tom.
Kinetic architecture : designs for active envelopes Fortmeyer, Russell Martin.
Paleo grilling : a modern caveman's guide to cooking with fire Federico, Tony.
Mastering herringbone stitch : the complete guide
A follow-up to Mastering Peyote Stitch, Mastering Herringbone Stitch provides a solid overview to the second-most popular beadweaving technique--herringbone stitch. Learn the basics of creating flat bands, then advance into circular, tubular, and spiral variations of the stitch.
Hardanger embroidery Marfaing, Frédérique, 1967?- author.
Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon automotive repair manual Storer, Jay.
Toyota Tacoma automotive repair manual Hamilton, Joe L., author.
Haynes manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, yet are complete enough to be used by professional mechanics. Since 1960 Haynes has produced manuals written from hands-on experience based on a vehicle teardown with hundreds of photos and illustrations, making Haynes the world leader in automotive repair information.
Toyota Sienna automotive repair manual Storer, Jay.
Haynes manuals contain easy to follow step-by-step instructions linked to hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Included in every manual: troubleshooting section to help identify specific problems, tips that give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools, notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic, color spark plug diagnosis and an easy to use index. --Publisher's description.
Hyundai Sonata automotive repair manual Imhoff, Tim.
Haynes manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, yet are complete enough to be used by professional mechanics. Since 1960 Haynes has produced manuals written from hands-on experience based on a vehicle teardown with hundreds of photos and illustrations, making Haynes the world leader in automotive repair information.
Nissan Maxima automotive repair manual Henderson, Bob.
Lost kingdoms : Hindu-Buddhist sculpture of early Southeast Asia Guy, John, 1949-
"Numerous Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished in Southeast Asia from the 5th to the 9th century, yet until recently few concrete details were known about them. Lost Kingdoms reveals newly discovered architectural and sculptural relics from this region, which provide key insights into the formerly mysterious kingdoms. The first publication to use sculpture as a lens to explore this period of Southeast Asian history, Lost Kingdoms offers a significant contribution and a fresh approach to the study of cultures in Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, and other countries"--Distributor's website.
Manhattan classic : New York's finest prewar apartments Lynch, Geoffrey, 1970- author.
Stir my soul : recipes to nourish and inspire Kelley, Roxie.
E338 : the art of Loïc Zimmermann. Zimmermann, Loïc.
Tricks of the trade : from best intentions to best in show Hastings, Pat.
I triggered her bully : stories from Canaryville and beyond Caponera, Cindy.
Collateral damage : poems Beeman, Linda L.
Farewell to a queen : the mysterious sinking of the pride of BC ferries Douglass, Don, 1932- author.
Shortly after midnight on March 22, 2006, passengers aboard the Canadian ferry Queen of the North were flung from their beds as the vessel crashed into a rocky island. Evcacuated into life rafts, many were rescued by heroic Gitg'at First Nations people in fishing boats. Two passengers where never found. The Queen's navigation officer was convicted of criminal negligence. But for the author, questions still remain. In this book he dares to ask, "What really happened aboard the Queen that fateful night?"
101 champagne cocktails Haasarud, Kim.
Choosing energy therapy : a practical guide to healing options for people and animals Buckner, Wanda, Ed.D.
Blood feud : the Clintons vs. the Obamas Klein, Edward, 1936-
"Delves into [what Klein sees as] the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons ... [positing] just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with details on closed-door meetings buttressed by hundreds of interviews"--Amazon.com.
Indonesia etc. : exploring the improbable nation Pisani, Elizabeth, author.
"An entertaining and thought-provoking portrait of Indonesia: a rich, dynamic, and often maddening nation awash with contradictions. Jakarta tweets more than any other city on earth, but 80 million Indonesians live without electricity and many of its communities still share in ritual sacrifices. Declaring independence in 1945, Indonesia said it would 'work out the details of the transfer of power etc. as soon as possible.' With over 300 ethnic groups spread across 13,500 islands, the world's fourth most populous nation has been working on that 'etc.' ever since. Bewitched by Indonesia for twenty-five years, Elizabeth Pisani recently traveled 26,000 miles around the archipelago in search of the links that bind this impossibly disparate nation. Fearless and funny, Pisani shares her deck space with pigs and cows, bunks down in a sulfurous volcano, and takes tea with a corpse. Along the way, she observes Big Men with child brides, debates corruption and cannibalism, and ponders 'sticky' traditions that cannot be erased"--Provided by publisher.
Coffee obsession Moldvaer, Anette, author.
This is perfect your barista technique with over 100 global coffee recipes from chai latte to ristretto. You can take a journey from bean to cup with Coffee Obsession, which shows you how to make iconic coffees through step-by-step barista training. From the techniques of roasting, grinding, tamping and brewing to how to make a cappuccino, you'll learn everything you need to know to make the perfect coffee and about the beauty of latte art. Over 100 recipes include brews to suit every taste, from contemporary favourites such as the flat white to classic choices such as the ideal Irish coffee recipe. From French presses to cloth brewers you'll explore all the different equipment you need to create fantastically flavoured coffee, along with a guide through the flavour wheel and "cupping" tasting notes. You'll also go on a voyage through the life of a coffee bean and learn the ideal harvest seasons and roasts of each different bean, all combined with mouth-watering flavour profiles. Coffee Obsession is perfect for coffee lovers who want to make the best cup of coffee in the world in their own home.
The Lego® Mindstorms EV3 discovery book : a beginner's guide to building and programming robots Valk, Laurens.
LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. Then you'll move on to a series of increasingly sophisticated robots that will show you how to work with advanced programming techniques like data wires, variables, and custom-made programming blocks. You'll also learn essential building techniques like how to use beams, gears, and connector blocks effectively in your own designs.
12 steps to raw foods : how to end your dependency on cooked food Boutenko, Victoria.
"A revised and expanded version of the original, this book illuminates the average person's multi-level attachment to cooked foods, explains how one can successfully transition to a raw food diet, and--relying on new scientific evidence--explains the health benefits of eating raw, living foods"--Provided by publisher.
Thomas Quick : the making of a serial killer Råstam, Hannes, author.
Latin for bird lovers : over 3,000 bird names explored and explained Lederer, Roger J., author.
The art of conversation : change your life with confident communication Apps, Judy, author.
"A small, hardback pocket book to reach for whenever you're stuck for words. Ah, what could be better than good food, good wine and stimulating conversation? The food and wine can be bought... but good conversation is harder to acquire. If you want to be at the top of everyone's dinner party invite list then Judy Apps and The Art of Conversation can help you master the knack of conversing like a poet. By showing you how conversation works, Judy will help you nail the best way to start a conversation, what to say, how to express yourself and be understood and how to debate effectively. With the help of this little book you'll also learn how to glide through networking events, meetings and interviews. You'll be able to raise your profile at work, build alliances, motivate and inspire others. You'll be a hit both at work and home. You'll learn how to: Overcome the most common block to good conversation--fear, find out how to break the silence and keep the conversation going, Understand the different types of conversation and how they work--which topics and language are suitable for the occasion, Learn simple methods for being heard and understood, including speaking clearly and audibly, listening well and using non-verbal communication, Find out how to hold a conversation in tricky situations, including how to disagree, how to speak to those in authority and people you find difficult, Use conversation to form relationships, improve friendships, make the sale, chat people up, to learn, influence and persuade."--
The available parent : expert advice for raising successful and resilient teens and tweens Duffy, John, 1964 August 19-
"We have a tendency today to over-parent, micro-manage, and under-appreciate our adolescents. Dr. John Duffy's The Available Parent is a revolutionary approach to taking care of teens and tweens. Teenagers are often left feeling unheard and misunderstood, and parents are left feeling bewildered by the changes in their child at adolescence and their sudden lack of effectiveness as parents. The parent has become unavailable, the teen responds in kind, and a negative, often destructive cycle of communication begins. The available parent of a teenager is open to discussion, offering advice and solutions, but not insisting on them. He allows his child to make some mistakes, setting limits, primarily where health and safety are concerned. He never lectures -- he is available but not controlling. He is neither cruel nor dismissive, ever. The available parent is fun and funny, and can bring levity to the most stressful situation. All of that is to say, there are no conditions to his availability -- it is absolute"--
Stranger in the forest : on foot across Borneo Hansen, Eric (Eric K.)
Eric Hansen was the first westerner ever to walk across the island of Borneo. Completely cut off from the outside world for seven months, he traveled nearly 1,500 miles with small bands of nomadic hunters known as Penan. Beneath the rain forest canopy, they trekked through a hauntingly beautiful jungle where snakes and frogs fly, pigs climb trees, giant carnivorous plants eat mice, and mushrooms glow at night.
Deeper learning : how eight innovative public schools are transforming education in the twenty-first century Martinez, Monica, author.
The shaman within : a physicist's guide to the deeper dimensions of your life, the universe, and everything Poncelet, Claude.
Lee Kuan Yew : the grand master's insights on China, the United States, and the world Lee, Kuan Yew, 1923-
When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990 has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage.
The Third Reich in power Evans, Richard J.
Before Hitler seized power in 1933 Germany had been famous for its sophistication and complexity. So how was it possible for a group of ideological obsessives to re-mould it into a one-party state directed at war and race hate? How did the Nazis win over the hearts and minds of Germany's citizens, twist science, religion and culture, and transform the country's politics to achieve total dominance so quickly? From the Nuremberg Laws to the Olympic Games, Kristallnacht to the Hitler Youth, this account shows how a whole population became enmeshed in a dictatorship that was consumed by hatred and driven by war.
Original mind : uncovering your natural brilliance Coulter, Dee Joy.
First intelligence : using the science & spirit of intuition Wright, Simone, 1965-
"Explains intuition as an innate and universal biological and neurological function of the human body, and teaches practical techniques for learning to use intuition. Author is a coach and consultant who has presented to law enforcement, athletes, health care providers, business leaders, and entertainers"--
The Beats Fink, Larry, photographer, author.
Among chimpanzees : field notes from the race to save our endangered relatives Merrick, Nancy J., author.
The art of Titanfall McVittie, Andy.
China's second continent : how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa French, Howard W., author.
French reveals the human face of China's economic, political, and human presence across the African continent-- and in doing so reveals what is at stake for everyone involved. We meet a broad spectrum of China's dogged emigrant population, from those singlehandedly reshaping African infrastructure, commerce, and even environment, to those just barely scraping by, still convinced that Africa affords them better opportunities than their homeland. And we encounter an equally panoramic array of African responses to this new world order.
Emilie Brzezinski : the lure of the forest : sculpture 1978-2013
Teaching with fire : poetry that sustains the courage to teach
Publisher's description: Those of us who care about the young and their education must find ways to remember what teaching and learning are really about. We must find ways to keep our hearts alive as we serve our students. Poetry has the power to keep us vital and focused on what really matters in life and in schooling. Teaching with Fire is a wonderful collection of eighty-eight poems from such well-loved poets as Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, and Pablo Neruda. Each of these evocative poems is accompanied by a brief story from a teacher explaining the significance of the poem in his or her life's work. This beautiful book also includes an essay that describes how poetry can be used to grow both personally and professionally.
Building soils for better crops : sustainable soil management Magdoff, Fred, 1942-
All of the women of the Bible Deen, Edith.
Offers a rich biographical perspective on every female figure in scripture-including the famous, the little-known, and even the unnamed.
1001 video games you must play before you die
Gaming magazine authors from around the globe present a chronological yet qualitative history of the video game, with insight into the development, popularity, and influence of games that can't be missed.
The Zhivago affair : the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book Finn, Peter, 1962-
Drawing on newly declassified files, this is the story of how a book forbidden in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout paid a visit to Russia's greatest living poet, Boris Pasternak. He left carrying the manuscript of Pasternak's first and only novel, entrusted to him with these words: "This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world." Pasternak believed his novel would never be published in the Soviet Union, where the authorities regarded it as irredeemable--but he thought it stood a chance in the West and, indeed, it was widely published in translation. Then the CIA smuggled a Russian-language edition into the Soviet Union. Copies were sold on the black market and passed surreptitiously from friend to friend, and Pasternak found himself in no small trouble. But his funeral in 1960 was attended by thousands of admirers who defied their government in order to bid him farewell. The example he set launched the great tradition of the Soviet writer-dissident.--From publisher description.
Seasons of a woman's life Evans, Lois, 1949-
Miracle work : a down-to-earth guide to supernatural ministries Seng, Jordan, 1967-
Man on the run : Paul McCartney in the 1970s Doyle, Tom, 1967-
An illuminating look at the most tumultuous decade in the life of a rock icon--the only McCartney biography in decades based on firsthand interviews with the ex-Beatle himself. As the 1970s began, the Beatles ended, leaving Paul McCartney with only his wife Linda by his side. Holed up at his farmhouse in Scotland, he sank into a deep depression. To outsiders, he seemed like a man adrift--intimidated by his own fame, paralyzed by the choices that lay before him, cut loose from his musical moorings. But what appeared to be the sad finale of a glorious career was just the start of a remarkable second act. The product of a long series of one-on-one interviews with Scottish rock journalist Tom Doyle, this book chronicles McCartney's decade-long effort to escape the shadow of his past. From the bitter breakup of the Beatles to the wake-up call of John Lennon's murder, this is a revealing look at a sometimes frightening, often exhilarating period in the life of the world's most famous rock star.--From publisher description.
Vibrant food : celebrating the ingredients, recipes, and colors of each season Hasselbrink, Kimberley.
"Photographer and food blogger Kimberley Hasselbrink looks at ingredients differently, regarding them in terms of what colors inspire her ... Thinking about produce in terms of color has reinvigorated [her] relationship with food, and in this collection of recipes, she employs color, flavor, and texture to build ... dishes, from curried okra in summer to jeweled citrus bars in winter to pasta with nettle pesto and blistered snap peas in spring"--
Cabinets of wonder Davenne, Christine.
Letters of note : an eclectic collection of correspondence deserving of a wider audience
"This collection of 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and the best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Letters are not ordered chronologically or thematically, but are artfully arranged for a discovery-rich reading experience. Each entry includes a transcript of the letter, a short contextual introduction, and, in 100 cases, a facsimile of the letter itself"--
Lucky dog : how being a veterinarian saved my life Boston, Sarah, 1973-, author.
The mindfulness survival kit : five essential practices Nhất Hạnh, Thích.
Cowboys and indies : the epic history of the record industry Murphy, Gareth.
Supercommunicator : explaining the complicated so anyone can understand Pietrucha, Frank J., author.
Supercommunicator supplies time-tested communication tips, big digital-era ideas, and real-life examples to help anyone deliver clear, persuasive messages that win hearts, minds, and budgets. By learning to grab attention and explain difficult ideas to nontechnical listeners, you'll master an important twenty-first century skill - one that drives funding, policy decisions, public awareness, customer adoption, and your own career prospects.
The month that changed the world : July 1914 Martel, Gordon, author.
Dedicating a chapter to every day of July 1914, the author retraces the actions that led to World War I, beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and following leaders of the time as they escalated the crisis.
The Taliban revival : violence and extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier Abbas, Hassan, 1969-
"In autumn 2001, U.S. and NATO troops were deployed to Afghanistan to unseat the Taliban rulers, repressive Islamic fundamentalists who had lent active support to Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda jihadists. The NATO forces defeated and dismantled the Taliban government, scattering its remnants across the country. But despite a more than decade-long attempt to eradicate them, the Taliban endured--regrouping and reestablishing themselves as a significant insurgent movement. Gradually they have regained control of large portions of Afghanistan even as U.S. troops are preparing to depart from the region. In his authoritative and highly readable account, author Hassan Abbas examines how the Taliban not only survived but adapted to their situation in order to regain power and political advantage. Abbas traces the roots of religious extremism in the area and analyzes the Taliban's support base within Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas. In addition, he explores the roles that Western policies and military decision making--not to mention corruption and incompetence in Kabul--have played in enabling the Taliban's return to power"--
Ricochet : riding a wave of hope with the dog who inspires millions Fridono, Judy, author.
"Ride the wave of hope with Ricochet--the only dog in the world who surfs with wounded warriors, people with disabilities, and children with special needs as an assistive aid and SURFice dog. This tears-to-triumph story takes readers behind the TV and video sensation and shares the true journey that went from promise to disappointment before ultimately finding life's purpose. The gorgeous golden retriever Ricochet seemed destined to be a service dog from the moment she was born. She approached her training with boundless energy and surpassed every other dog in her Puppy Prodigy training class. Unfortunately, her love for chasing birds could prove dangerous, for those she would assist. Fifteen months into her training, Ricochet was released, leaving a frustrated owner and a dog without a direction. Yet through a twist of fate, Judy realized that flunking out of school wasn't the end of the world--and in fact, could be the beginning of a new one. Once Judy learned to let go and let Ricochet be who she really was, they found her true calling as a SURFice dog. Ricochet's story is one of synchronicity, our interconnectedness, and opening ourselves to life's 'paws'ibilities. Embracing her true calling, Ricochet began to help others, including those with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress, and physical disabilities, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable causes and inspiring people to believe in themselves. Ricochet does more than steady the board: she offers hope, comfort, healing, and a reason to keep fighting.What gives this story such extraordinary potential to become a publishing sensation? Ricochet is the only SURFice dog in the world, there is no other story quite like it!"--
The devil's disciples : Hitler's inner circle Read, Anthony.
The Nazi Regime was essentially a religious cult relying on the hypnotic personality of Adolf Hitler, and it was fated to die with him. But while it lasted, his closest lieutenants competed ferociously for power and position as his chosen successor. This peculiar leadership dynamic resulted in millions of deaths and some of the worst excesses of World War II. The Devil's Disciples is the first major book for a general readership to examine those lieutenants, not only as individuals but also as a group. It focuses on the three most important Nazi paladins-Goring, Goebbels, and Himmler-with their nearest rivals-Bormann, Speer, and Ribbentrop-in close attendance. Others who were removed in various ways-like Gregor Strasser, Ernst Rohm, Heydrich, and Hess-play supporting roles. Making the fullest use of diaries, documents, and memoirs, The Devil's Disciples offers fresh insights into their characters and their relationships to one another and to Hitler. Perceptive, illuminating, and grandly ambitious, The Devil's Disciples is above all a powerful chronological narrative, showing how the personalities of Hitler's inner circle developed and how their jealousies and constant intrigues affected the regime, the war, and Hitler himself. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the Nazi period, or the workings of a dictatorship.
The power of being a woman McKinney Hammond, Michelle, 1957- author.
A guide for Christian women to use their God-given traits to move forward confidently in romance, relationships, and success.
The divine conspiracy continued : fulfilling God's kingdom on earth Willard, Dallas, 1935-2013.
Examines "the next stage in God's plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, [steps] into positions of authority across our culture and [begins] to transform the world from the inside out. To fulfill the Christian calling is not to remove oneself from the outside world and take shelter from its shortcomings, Willard reminds us, but to step into the world to lead and serve as agents of change"--Amazon.com.
The glass closet : why coming out is good business Browne, John, 1948-
Exposing the culture of homophobia that still runs rampant in corporations around the world, the former CEO of BP draws on his own experiences to reveal why self-disclosure is best for employees despite the risk.
Practical prosperity magick : crafting success & abundance Dugan, Ellen, 1963-
The ministry of thin : how the pursuit of perfection got out of control Woolf, Emma, author.
We're obsessed with weight, we dislike our bodies, we worry about the food we eat, we feel guilty, we diet. Too many of us are locked into a war with our own bodies which we'll never win, and which will never make us happy. The Ministry of Thin takes a controversial, unflinching look at how the modern, international obsession with weight loss, youth, beauty, and perfection has spun out of control. Emma Woolf, author of An Apple a Day, explores how we might all be able to stop hating and start liking our own bodies again. She rallies against the industries of food, health, exercise, beauty, sex, and surgery that seek to create a world that verges on the Orwellian with the victims of this onslaught trapped and dominated by the societal pressures to conform. And she dares to ask: if losing weight is the answer, what is the question?
Mind and emotions : a universal treatment for emotional disorders McKay, Matthew.
Verdure : vegetable recipes from the American Academy in Rome Boswell, Christopher.
"Until 2007, a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome--arguably, the most prestigious prize awarded to archaeologists, painters, architects, scholars, and artists--had one huge drawback: the food. When AAR President Adele Chatfield-Taylor asked Alice Waters for help, Waters famously responded, "That depends. What do you want, better food--or a revolution?" Fatefully and without hesitation, Chatfield-Taylor replied, "A revolution." And a revolution was ignited. Seven years later, Verdure is the RSFP's fourth cookbook (following Biscotti, Zuppe, and Pasta). It is perhaps the ideal collaboration among the kitchen and the Academy garden, the artisan producers, and the organic farmers who provide the impeccable raw ingredients used in each dish. Its ninety-two recipes are arranged seasonally. The RSFP kitchen feeds a group, so frugality is a consideration: beans, grains, and greens take a starring role, and maximizing flavor is paramount. Every recipe appears simple and is easy to execute, but rises far, far above the fundamental"--
The vintage sweets book Adoree, Angel.
We make the road by walking : a year-long quest for spiritual formation, reorientation, and activation McLaren, Brian D., 1956-
These "fifty-two (plus a few) weekly readings can each be read aloud in 10-12 minutes, and offer a simple curriculum of insightful reflections and transformative practices. Organized around the traditional church year, these readings give an overview of the whole Bible and guide an individual or a group of friends through a year of rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth"--Dust jacket flap.
Going somewhere : a bicycle journey across America Benson, Brian, 1982-
"Brian Benson has a million life plans but no sense of direction. So when he meets and falls for Rachel, he's ready to go wherever she'll take him. In a whirlwind of new love, they embark on a bicycle trip from northern Wisconsin to western Oregon. As the pair progress through stunning landscapes, they contend with merciless winds, vivid characters, broken bikes and bodies--and the looming question of what comes next"--
Deep : freediving, renegade science, and what the ocean tells us about ourselves Nestor, James, author.
"While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean's surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling. This man was a freediver, and his amphibious abilities inspired Nestor to seek out the secrets of this little-known discipline. In Deep, Nestor embeds with a gang of extreme athletes and renegade researchers who are transforming not only our knowledge of the planet and its creatures, but also our understanding of the human body and mind. Along the way, he takes us from the surface to the Atlantic's greatest depths, some 28,000 feet below sea level. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and seals who dive to depths below 2,400 feet for up to eighty minutes--deeper and longer than scientists ever thought possible. As strange as these phenomena are, they are reflections of our own species' remarkable, and often hidden, potential--including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound physiological changes we undergo when underwater. Most illuminating of all, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves"--
Appomattox : victory, defeat, and freedom at the end of the Civil War Varon, Elizabeth R., 1963-
"Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a highly gratifying image in the popular mind-it was, many believe, a moment that transcended politics, a moment of healing, a moment of patriotism untainted by ideology. But as Elizabeth Varon reveals in this vividly narrated history, this rosy image conceals a seething debate over precisely what the surrender meant and what kind of nation would emerge from war. The combatants in that debate included the iconic Lee and Grant, but they also included a cast of characters previously overlooked, who brought their own understanding of the war's causes, consequences, and meaning. In Appomattox, Varon deftly captures the events swirling around that well remembered-but not well understood-moment when the Civil War ended. She expertly depicts the final battles in Virginia, when Grant's troops surrounded Lee's half-starved army, the meeting of the generals at the McLean House, and the shocked reaction as news of the surrender spread like an electric charge throughout the nation. But as Varon shows, the ink had hardly dried before both sides launched a bitter debate over the meaning of the war. For Grant, and for most in the North, the Union victory was one of right over wrong, a vindication of free society, for many African Americans, the surrender marked the dawn of freedom itself. Lee, in contrast, believed that the Union victory was one of might over right: the vast impersonal Northern war machine had worn down a valorous and unbowed South. Lee was committed to peace, but committed, too, to the restoration of the South's political power within the Union and the perpetuation of white supremacy.Lee's vision of the war resonated broadly among Confederates and conservative northerners, and inspired Southern resistance to reconstruction. Did America's best days lie in the past or in the future? For Lee, it was the past, the era of the founding generation. For Grant, it was the future, represented by Northern industry and material progress. They held, in the end, two opposite views of the direction of the country-and of the meaning of the war that had changed that country forever"--
The soda fountain : floats, sundaes, egg creams & more-- flavors and traditions of an American original Giasullo, Gia.
Collects seventy recipes for a variety of sodas, egg creams, and floats celebrating the history and stories of classic American soda fountains, ranging from classics like the Purple Cow and Cherry Lime Rickey to contemporary innovations.
Teaching with heart : poetry that speaks to the courage to teach
"Each and every day teachers show up in their classrooms with a relentless sense of optimism. Despite the complicated challenges of schools, they come to and remain in the profession inspired by a conviction that through education they can move individuals and society to a more promising future. In Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach a diverse group of ninety teachers describe the complex of emotions and experiences of the teaching life - joy, outrage, heartbreak, hope, commitment and dedication. Each heartfelt commentary is paired with a cherished poem selected by the teacher. The contributors represent a broad array of educators: K-12 teachers, principals, superintendents, college professors, as well as many non-traditional teachers. They range from first year teachers to mid-career veterans to those who have retired after decades in the classroom. They come from inner-city, suburban, charter and private schools. The teachers identified an eclectic collection of poems and poets from Emily Dickinson, to Richard Wright, to Mary Oliver to the rapper Tupac Shakur. It is a book by teachers and for all who teach.The book also includes a poignant Foreword by Parker J. Palmer (The Courage to Teach), a stirring Introduction by Taylor Mali (What Teachers Make), and a moving Afterword by Sarah Brown Wessling (Teaching Channel). Where Teaching with Fire honored and celebrated the work of teachers, Teaching with Heart salutes the tenacious and relentless optimism of teachers and their belief that despite the many challenges and obstacles of the teaching life, much is possible"--
Mason jar salads and more : 50 layered lunches to grab & go Mirabella, Julia, author.
Discover the coolest way to pack a tasty, healthy lunch! Mason Jar Salads and More shows how to prepare on-the-go meals that are packed with fresh produce and whole foods.
Joyous health : eat and live well without dieting McCarthy, Joy.
"Joyous Health, a fresh new approach to eating, will change the way you think about food with its simple and practical path that will create a healthy lifestyle. In just six weeks, holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy guides you through an easy-to-follow and flexible program and puts you on a permanent path to good health with amazing results, including improved digestion, weight loss, balanced hormones,lowered blood pressure and cholesterol, and much more. Joyous Health celebrates eating delicious whole foods and enjoying an invigorating lifestyle. Inside you'll learn all about the best foods and most nutritious habits for vibrant health, foods to avoid, and detox solutions. Featuring beautiful color photography throughout, Joyous Health includes eighty healthy recipes like Carrot Cake Smoothie, Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes, Thai Beetroot Soup, Curry Chicken Burgers, and Double-Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies."-- From amazon.com.
It's a wild life : how my life became a zoo DeYoung, Bud.
"Pursuing your passion includes a whole lot of crap. For Bud DeYoung, that's about two hundred pounds a day! Since childhood, Bud had a passion for animals. As an adult, that passion led to the rescue of a bear who lived in his family's house, then more animals crowding for space, until Bud eventually built an entire private zoo around his home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Along the way, a regular visitor named Carrie joined her passion for animals with Bud's. Together they now educate the public about animal conservation, battle the harsh winters and blazing summers, and daily dole out love to the hundreds of rescued animals in their care. Meanwhile, they teach by example how to make the world a better place while pursuing their passion. Welcome to the fascinating, heartwarming journey of one man, one woman, and an amazing cast of critters, whose stories will warm your soul. Welcome to the wild life of the DeYoung Family Zoo. "--
Vegan finger foods : more than 100 crowd-pleasing recipes for bite-size eats everyone will love Steen, Celine.
"Finger foods are fun eats that span all cuisines. Sometimes called "tapas" or "small plates," these recipes are perfect for entertaining, or for light meals and snacks. Make a few, and you'll have a stunning meat-free and dairy-free buffet that will have your friends and co-workers begging for the recipes. This book explores the many types of bite-size munchies. From elegant to casual and savory to sweet, these small, easy-to-prepare sensations will have everyone going in for fourths. Vegan Finger Foods features more than 100 recipes for appetizers, small plates/entrees, snacks and treats that don't require a fork or any other utensil--other than your fingers. Recipes include ingredients that can be found at almost any grocery store or farmer's market--no faux meats, mayos, cheeses, or the like. There are even low-fat, soy-free, and gluten-free recipes! "--
Moorish : flavours from Mecca to Marrakech Malouf, Greg.
The lupus encyclopedia : a comprehensive guide for patients and families Thomas, Donald E., Jr., 1961-
The odyssey Homer, author.
Odysseus--soldier, sailor, trickster, and everyman--is one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. His arduous, ten-year journey home after the Trojan War, the subject of Homer's Odyssey, is the most accessible tale to survive from ancient Greece, and its impact is still felt today across many different cultures. This lively free verse translation, from one of today's leading Homeric scholars, preserves the clarity and simplicity of the original while conveying Odysseus' adventures in a modern style. By avoiding the technical formality of earlier translations, and the colloquial and sometimes exaggerated effects of recent attempts, Barry B. Powell's translation deftly captures the most essential truths of this vital text. Due to his thorough familiarity with the world of Homer and Homeric language, Powell's introduction provides rich historical and literary perspectives on the poem. This volume also includes illustrations from classical artwork, detailed maps, explanatory notes, a timeline, and a glossary. Modern and pleasing to the ear while accurately reflecting the meaning of the original, this Odyssey is a superlative translation for twenty-first-century readers.
The presidents' war : six American presidents and the Civil War that divided them DeRose, Chris (Christopher)
Painkillers, heroin, and the road to sanity : real solutions for long-term recovery from opiate addiction Gammill, Joani, 1957-
Citing formidable recovery rates for people addicted to prescription opiates or heroin, a guide inspired by the experiences of addicts in long-term recovery outlines treatment approaches based on new understandings about opiate addiction.
My Xbox one Loguidice, Bill, author.
Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park : a guide to the park's greatest hiking adventures Salcedo-Chourré, Tracy.
A community of writers : Paul Engle and the Iowa Writers' Workshop
""We do not pretend to have produced the writers included in this book. Their talent was inevitably shaped by the genes rattling in ancestral closets. We did give them a community in which to try out the quality of their gift."" "With these words, written long before his Iowa Writers' Workshop became world famous, much imitated, and academically rich, Paul Engle captured the spirit behind his beloved workshop. Now, in this collection of essays by and about those writers who shared the energetic early years, Robert Dana presents a dynamic, informative tribute to Engle and his world."--BOOK JACKET.
See how much you love me Hunt, Amber.
Seventeen-year-old Tyler Hadley posted an invitation on Facebook: party at my crib tonight. But this was no ordinary house party in the Florida suburbs, it was a grisly crime scene. Later that night, Tyler revealed to his best friend, Michael, that he'd bludgeoned his parents to death with a hammer. Michael didn't believe him until he entered the master bedroom and saw the bodies of Tyler's parents on the floor--murdered, beyond the shadow of a doubt. Mary Jo and Blake Hadley had always known their son had a dark side. He would make disturbing jokes about murder on Facebook. He apparently idolized the infamous Menendez brothers, who murdered their parents for money. But how could they have known their son was dead serious? What kind of person could kill his mother and father, throw a party with their bodies in the next room, and brag about it? This riveting account by an award-winning journalist takes you deep inside the mind of a troubled teenager--and behind the scenes of a true American nightmare.
Mechanics of materials for dummies Allen, James H.
Provides plain-English explanations of all the topics you'll encounter in a typical undergraduate course, including principles of equilibrium, geometric compatibility, and material behavior, stress and its relation to force and movement, strain and its relation to displacement, and methods for calculating deformations and indeterminate systems.
Out of control : why disciplining your child doesn't work--and what will Tsabary, Shefali, 1972- author.
Tsabary reveals how the very discipline we impose to control behavior is in reality a major cause of bad behavior, disrespect for adults, and dysfunction such as bullying, drugs, and teen suicide. She advocates for a high level of parental resolve that helps a child develop a sense of personal responsibility.
The black belt librarian : real-world safety & security Graham, Warren Davis.
Sharing expertise gleaned from more than two decades as a library security manager, the author demonstrates that libraries can maintain their best traditions of openness and public access by creating an unobtrusive yet effective security plan. In straightforward language, the author: Shows how to easily set clear expectations for visitors' behavior, Presents guidelines for when and how to intervene when someone violates the code of conduct, including tips for approaching an unruly patron, Offers instruction on keeping persistent troublemakers under control or permanently barred from the library, and Gives library staff tools for communicating effectively with its security professionals, including examples of basic documentation. Also, this guide arms librarians with the confidence and know how they need to maintain a comfortable, productive, and safe environment for everyone in the library.
The millionaire course : a visionary plan for creating the life of your dreams Allen, Mark, 1946-
Presents a plan for making personal dreams come true without sacrificing core values or compassion in the search for wealth, success, and happiness.
Twisted triangle : a famous crime writer, a lesbian love affair, and the FBI husband's violent revenge Rother, Caitlin.
The unseen force : the films of Sam Raimi Muir, John Kenneth, 1969-
"Re-igniting the horror genre to such a degree that Wes Craven credited him on-screen, Sam Raimi exploded on the movie scene in 1982, when he was twenty-three years old, with the independently produced horror film The Evil Dead. Raimi went on to direct two Evil Dead sequels, him own comic book superhero in Darkman, and a postmodern Western, The Quick and the Dead. A Simple Plan and The Gift reinforced the impression of a dark intellect at work.".
Triangular ufos : an estimate of the situation Marler, David.
Racecraft : the soul of inequality in American life Fields, Karen E. (Karen Elise), 1945-
"Most people assume that racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields argue otherwise: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call "racecraft." And this phenomenon is intimately entwined with other forms of inequality in American life. So pervasive are the devices of racecraft in American history, economic doctrine, politics, and everyday thinking that the presence of racecraft itself goes unnoticed. That the promised post-racial age has not dawned, the authors argue, reflects the failure of Americans to develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality. That failure should worry everyone who cares about democratic institutions."--Dust jacket.
Foolproof wood finishing : for those who love to build and hate to finish Masaschi, Teri, author.
Star Wars storyboards : the original trilogy
"For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its archives to present the complete storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy--the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi--as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes." --
William Bouguereau : his life and works Bartoli, Damien, 1946-2009.
William Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a highly important and influential French academic painter, who taught a long succession of gifted students, primarily at the private Academie Julien in Paris. Bouguereau wanted to become a serious history painter and his efforts paid off in 1850 when he won the much coveted Prix de Rome (meaning that the French government paid him to stay in Rome and study art). After his studies in Italy, he established his reputation in Paris as a premier history painter, portraitist, and decorator of churches during the 1850s and 1860s. He was elected to the Academie des Beaux-Arts in 1876 and remained an important and influential member for 30 years. His large output of Salon paintings was consistently praised by critics, often purchased by the French state, and frequently reproduced in the press. He won numerous awards throughout his career and can be seen as the epitome of the French Academy.
The book of not so common prayer : a new way to pray, a new way to live Moore, Linda McCullough.
Hiking Mount Rainier National Park : a guide to the park's greatest hiking adventures Schneider, Heidi, 1978-
Pocket guide to Chicago architecture McBrien, Judith Paine, author.
Updated and expanded to chart Chicago's evolving urban landscape, this edition is the perfect companion for self-guided walking tours as well as an excellent source of information for those wishing to explore the internationally acclaimed architecture of Chicago.
Hand weaving : the basics Ross, Lynn Gray.
Introduction to drawing the human body Civardi, Giovanni.
In this technical guide, Civardi imparts a thorough and intelligent understanding of how to draw the human body. Written with clarity and enthusiasm, and using numerous examples of his own work as teaching aids, Civardi provides the reader with a firm grounding in observation, anatomy, proportion, body structure, perspective and composition. The exploration of static versus dynamic poses provides the artist with an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration, and towards the end of the book is a series of exercises designed to stimulate the reader, and reinforce and consolidate his or her understanding of the text. This is a rigorous, in-depth treatment of the subject, suitable for novice artists seeking a comprehensive introduction to drawing the human form as well as more experienced artists wishing to learn more about this fascinating subject.
Scandinavians of the Skagit area : a collection of historic essays from Skagit County pioneer families of Scandinavian descent.
The road to reinvention : how to drive disruption and accelerate transformation Linkner, Josh, 1970- author.
"Companies, communities, and individuals fall for many reasons, but one of the most common--and easily avoidable--is the failure to reinvent. When people and organizations rest on prior successes rather than driving purposeful transformation, they discover too late that they have lost their market position altogether to competitors and external forces.The most successful companies, brands, and individuals make reinvention a regular part of their business strategies. Transformation demands an ongoing process of discovery and imagination, and The Road to Reinvention lays out a systematic approach for continually challenging and reinventing yourself and your business. Venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Josh Linkner identifies six elements in any business that are ripe for reinvention and shares examples, methods, and step-by-step techniques for creating deliberate, productive disruption.Throughout The Road to Reinvention, Linkner also explores the history--the great rise, unprecedented fall, and now rebirth--of his beloved hometown, Detroit. First rising to greatness as the result of breathtaking innovation, Detroit had generations of booming growth before succumbing apathy, atrophy, and finally bankruptcy. Now, the city is rising from the ashes and driving sustainable success through an intense focus on reinvention. Linkner brings an insider's view of this incredible story of grit, determination, and creativity, sharing his perspective on Detroit's successes and setbacks as a profound example of large-scale organizational and personal transformation.Change is inevitable. You need to decide: Will you drive that change, or be driven away by it? Will you disrupt or be disrupted? By choosing to deliberately reimagine your own status quo, you can secure a strong future for both your company and your career"--
Hans Christian Andersen : European witness Binding, Paul.
"Rarely does an American or European child grow up without an introduction to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling," "The Princess and the Pea," or "Thumbelina." Andersen began publishing his fairy tales in 1835, and they brought him almost immediate acclaim among Danish and German readers, followed quickly by the French, Swedes, Swiss, Norwegians, British, and Americans. Ultimately he wrote more than 150 tales. And yet, Paul Binding contends in this incisive book, Andersen cannot be confined to the category of writings for children. His work stands at the very heart of mainstream European literature. The author considers the entire scope of Andersen's prose, from his juvenilia to his very last story. He shows that Andersen's numerous novels, travelogues, autobiographies, and even his fairy tales (notably addressed not to children but to adults) earned a vast audience because they distilled the satisfactions, tensions, hopes, and fears of Europeans as their continent emerged from the Napoleonic Wars. The book sheds new light on Andersen as an intellectual, his rise to international stardom, and his connections with other eminent European writers. It also pays tribute to Andersen's enlightened values - values that ensure the continuing appeal of his works"--
The fashion resource book : men Leach, Robert, author.
Examines men's fashion revealing their sources of inspiration, including works of art, natural and scientific themes, films, and military uniforms.
Bullying solutions : learn to overcome from real case studies Carpenter, Michael, author.
Make your own PCBs with EAGLE : from schematic designs to finished boards Monk, Simon, author.
Brazilian barbecue & beyond Ponte, David, author.
Bem vindo--welcome to the Brazilian table, filled with tropical açai, banana, and coconut, tasty snacks like pão de queijo (cheesy dough balls), new-style twists on traditional favorites like the meat-and-bean stew feijoada and the shrimp and lobster curry moqueca, plus other unique culinary delights. From fruit-packed breakfasts to classic barbecue, cachaça-based cocktails, colorful sides, and luscious desserts, this is modern Brazilian food as you've never seen it before!
Knit Noro 1-2-3 skeins : 30 colorful knits
"With no more than three skeins of the most beautiful wool available, advanced beginners can knit 30 stunning projects--hats, bags, cowls, shawlettes, shrugs, toys, and even a lacy cardigan and empire--waist top. Sumptuous, vivid Noro yarns are synonymous with unmatched color and luxury, and this collection by major knitwear designers features perennial favorites Kureyon, Silk Garden, and Taiyo, as well as the newly available Ayatori and Mossa"--Publisher's description.
The Tlingit Indians Emmons, George Thornton.
This comprehensive study of the Tlingit Indians of southern Alaska and the coast of British Columbia is an edited version of manuscripts by the ethnographer G. T. Emmons compiled in the 1880s and 1890s. Extensive bibliography and illustrations.
My cool motorcycle : an inspirational guide to motorcycles and biking culture Haddon, Chris, author.
"My Cool Motorcycle celebrates a love affair with motorcycles and the strong culture within the tight-knit community. Looking back across the 100 years or so of the motorcycle, this book focuses on iconic makes and sought-after classics, along with a cross-section of passionate owners." -- page 4 of cover
Nothing too good for a cowboy Hobson, Richmond P. (Richmond Pearson), 1907-1966.
The knowledge of the holy : the attributes of God : their meaning in the Christian life Tozer, A. W. (Aiden Wilson), 1897-1963.
Unveiling grace : the story of how we found our way out of the Mormon Church Wilder, Lynn K., 1952-
Narrates the story of how a Mormon family left the religion after questioning many of its teachings and describes what it was like to grow up as a Mormon, comparing many Mormon beliefs and practices with those of more traditional Christian religions.
Do not be afraid! : how to find freedom from fear Schneider, K. A
Everyone deals with fear, not everyone conquers it. Throughout our lives we all experience different kinds of fears. Unfortunately, many of us believe the lie that fear is something we have to live with. You don't! According to Scripture, God desires every one of His children to be free from fear, including you! In Do Not Be Afraid!, Rabbi K.A. Schneider shares personal testimony of how he struggled with, and experienced victory over fear, and how you.
Brazil : the fortunes of war : World War II and the making of modern Brazil Lochery, Neill.
"In The Fortunes of War, acclaimed historian Neill Lochery reveals the secret history of Brazil's involvement in World War II, showing how the cunning politicians who ran the country extracted enormous wealth from both the Axis and the Allies, fundamentally transforming Brazil's economy and infrastructure during and after the war. Brazil's simplistic reputation as a faraway land of palm trees and samba dancers masked the country's immense strategic value to both the Axis and the Allies, its abundant natural resources made Brazil a crucial source of sustenance for Nazi Germany, while its geographical location made it a potential launching pad for a southerly invasion of the United States--a danger that American leaders remembered all too well from World War I, when Germany had urged Mexico to carry out just such an assault.
Insecure in love : how anxious attachment can make you feel jealous, needy, and worried and what you can do about it Becker-Phelps, Leslie, author.
"Has your romantic partner called you clingy, insecure, desperate, or jealous? No one wants to admit that they possess these qualities, but if you find yourself constantly on the alert, anxious, or worried when it comes to your significant other, you may suffer from anxious attachment, a fear of abandonment that is often rooted in early childhood experiences. In Insecure in Love, you'll learn how to overcome attachment anxiety using compassionate self-awareness, a technique that can help you recognize your negative thoughts or unhealthy behavior patterns and respond to them in a nurturing way-rather than beating yourself up. You'll also learn how insecurity can negatively affect healthy dialog between you and your partner (or potential partners) and develop the skills needed to stop you from reverting back to old patterns of neediness and possessiveness. If you suffer from anxious attachment, you probably know that you need to change, and yet you have remained stuck. With compassionate self-awareness, you can successfully explore old anxiety-perpetuating perceptions and habits without being overwhelmed or paralyzed by them. By understanding the psychological factors at the root of your attachment anxiety, you will learn to cultivate secure, healthy relationships to last a lifetime. If you're ready to stop getting stuck in the same hurtful relationship patterns and finally break the cycle of heartache, this book can show you how to get the love you deserve-and keep it!"--
You've already got it! : so quit trying to get it Wommack, Andrew.
Comics : a global history, 1968 to the present Mazur, Dan, 1959- author.
The first global history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the present day. Comics, manga, bandes dessinées, fumetti, tebeo, historietas, no matter the name, they have been a powerful medium across four continents for decades. This is the history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the dawn of the 21st century. This is a richly illustrated narrative of extraordinary scope. Examples from all over the world include everything from Crumb and Kirby to RAW, from Metal Hurlant to Marjane Satrapi to nouvelle manga, from both the American mainstream and underground to the evolving and influential British scene. The images here are bright and colorful, dark and brooding, arresting and pleasant, all at the same time. The authors are the first to write a broadly comprehensive history of this most accessible, democratic, and occasionally subversive modern popular art form, displaying an intimate familiarity with schools and styles, writers, artists, and companies across countries and generations. In showing us both post-apocalyptic dreamscapes and portraits of the everyday, this book looks at this thirty-plus year period through a very unique lens.
Not to be missed : fifty-four favorites from a lifetime of film Turan, Kenneth.
"As a child in 1950s Brooklyn, Kenneth Turan often turned to television programs like "Million Dollar Movie" on WOR-TV. Featuring a much-loved theme song from Gone with the Wind, "Million Dollar Movie" would run one feature film twice a day, every day, all week. It was there that he developed a life-long love of the world of the movies. One of the most discerning critics writing today, Kenneth Turan offers insights that are sure to delight and inspire movie-lovers of all kinds in his latest book, Unforgettable. As sophisticated and illuminating as the films they discuss, Turan's sketches are a blend of cultural analysis, historical anecdote and sordid Hollywood controversy, astute critical appraisals, all suffused with his abiding love for the silver screen. Turan's favorite films range across all genres, low and high. From All About Eve to Seven Samurai to Spirited Away, these are now timeless films--classic and contemporary, familiar and obscure, with big budgets and small--each as interesting as the lives of the authors and actors that made the usually two-or-so-hour-long cinematic experience itself"--
A woman's guide to reading the Bible in a year : a life-changing journey into the heart of God Stortz, Diane M.
"A systematic reading plan that includes biblical background information, a focus on learning about God, and a weekly discussion guide for reading groups"--Provided by publisher.
Brazil's dance with the devil : the World Cup, the Olympics, and the fight for democracy Zirin, Dave, author.
As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. In a rollicking read that travels from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the fabled Maracanã Stadium to Zirin examines how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses.
Diary of a wilderness dweller Czajkowski, Chris.
Love & misadventure Leav, Lang, author, artist.
Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair from the initial butterflies through the soaring heights to the devastating plunge. And, in the end, the message is one of hope. The journey from love to heartbreak to finding love again is personal yet universal. Lang Leav's evocative poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey. Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.
Unchristian : what a new generation really thinks about Christianity-- and why it matters Kinnaman, David, 1973-
Based on research conducted on 16- to 29-year-old non-believers, and featuring responses from a vast array of Christian leaders, shows how modern society perceives Christians and explores what can be done to reverse those negative perceptions.
The impending crisis : America before the Civil War: 1848-1861 Potter, David Morris.
Examines the problems of slavery, expansion, and sectionalism between 1848 and 1861.
How we die : reflections on life's final chapter Nuland, Sherwin B.
The Second City unscripted : revolution and revelation at the world-famous comedy theater Thomas, Mike, 1970-
Good morning paleo : more than 150 easy favorites to start your day, gluten- and grain-free Barthelemy, Jane.
"Whether you abide by a paleo, gluten-free, egg-free, vegan, or tree nut-free diet, or need to adhere to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, are dealing with GAPS, or follow an anti-Candida diet, Jane Barthelemy has everything you need to get moving every morning--happy and healthy. With 150 recipes, every breakfast craving is covered--from savory to sweet to on-the-run"--
Good for you, great for me : finding the trading zone and winning at win-win negotiation Susskind, Lawrence, author.
To return to an earlier era before "win-win" negotiation was in fashion and seek simply to dominate or bully opponents into submission would be a step in the wrong direction--and a public relations disaster. By showing how to win at win-win negotiating, Lawrence Susskind provides the operational advice you need to satisfy the interests of your back table--the people to whom you report. He also shows you how to deal with irrational people, whose vocabulary seems limited to "no," or with the proverbial 900-pound gorilla. He explains how to find trades that create much more value than either you or your opponent thought possible. His brilliant concept of "the trading zone"--the space where you can create deals that are "good for them but great for you," while still maintaining trust and keeping relationships intact--is a fresh way to re-think your approach to negotiating. The outcome is often the best of both possible worlds: You claim a disproportionate share of the value you've created while your opponents still look good to the people to whom they report. Whether the venue is business, a family dispute, international relations, or a tradeoff that has to be made between the environment and jobs, Susskind provides a breakthrough in how to both think about, and engage in, productive negotiations.
Redeeming the dream : the case for marriage equality Boies, David, author.
" The riveting inside story of the Supreme Court's landmark rulings on The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8-by the two lawyers who argued the case On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a pair of landmark decisions, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and eliminating California's discriminatory Proposition 8, reinstating the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians in California. Redeeming the Dream is the story of how David Boies and Theodore B. Olson-who argued against each other all the way to the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore-joined forces after that titanic battle to forge the unique legal argument that would carry the day. As allies and not foes, they tell the fascinating story of the five-year struggle to win the right for gays to marry, from Proposition 8's adoption by voters in 2008, to its defeat before the highest court in the land in Hollingsworth v. Perry in 2013. Boies and Olson guide readers through the legal framing of the case, making crystal clear the constitutional principles of due process and equal protection in support of marriage equality while explaining, with intricacy, the basic human truths they set out to prove when the duo put state-sanctioned discrimination on trial. Redeeming the Dream offers readers an authoritative, dramatic, and up-close account of the most important civil rights issue-fought and won-since Brown v. Board of Education and Loving v. Virginia"--
The cartoon introduction to climate change Klein, Grady.
"Climate change is no laughing matter--but maybe it should be. The topic is so critical that everyone, from students to policy-makers to voters, needs a quick and easy guide to the basics. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change entertains as it educates, delivering a unique and enjoyable presentation of mind-blowing facts and critical concepts. "Stand-up economist" Yoram Bauman and award-winning illustrator Grady Klein have created the funniest overview of climate science, predictions, and policy that you'll ever read. You'll giggle, but you'll also learn--about everything from Milankovitch cycles to carbon taxes. This cartoon introduction is based on the latest report from the authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and integrates Bauman's expertise on economics and policy. If economics can be funny, then climate science can be a riot. Sociologists have argued that we don't address global warming because it's too big and frightening to get our heads around. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change takes the intimidation and gloom out of one of the most complex and hotly debated challenges of our time" --
Shepherd : a memoir Gilbert, Richard, 1955-
Upon moving to Appalachian Ohio with their two small children, Richard Gilbert and his wife are thrilled to learn there still are places in America that haven't been homogenized. But their excitement over the region's beauty and quirky character turns to culture shock as they try to put down roots far from their busy professional jobs in town. They struggle to rebuild a farmhouse, and Gilbert gets conned buying equipment and sheep - a ewe with an "outie" belly button turns out to be a neutered male, and mysterious illnesses plague the flock. Haunted by his father's loss of his boyhood farm, Gilbert likewise struggles to earn money in agriculture. Finally an unlikely teacher shows him how to raise hardy sheep - a remarkable ewe named Freckles whose mothering ability epitomizes her species' hidden beauty. Discovering as much about himself as he does these gentle animals, Gilbert becomes a seasoned agrarian and a respected livestock breeder. He makes peace with his romantic dream, his father, and himself. Shepherd, a story both personal and emblematic, captures the mythic pull and the practical difficulty of family scale sustainable farming.
Carp fishing manual : the step-by-step guide to becoming a better carp angler Green, Kevin (Angler)
The paleo kitchen : finding primal joy in modern cooking Bauer, Juli.
American comic book chronicles : the 1960s, 1965-1969 Wells, John (Comic book historian)
"The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of full-color hardcovers where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells headlines this second volume on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the stormy cultural upheaval of 1965-1969. You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including the transformation of Marvel Comics into a pop phenomenon. Wally Wood's Tower Comics storms on the scene with the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents while Charlton's Action Heroes strike a blow of their own! Batmania sweeps the nation as the smash Adam West TV show pushes superhero comic sales into orbit! Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, and Denny O'Neil lead a wave of fresh young voices in the comic book industry! Gold Key unlocks a new format with its digest line! The Archies and Josie & the Pussycats sing their way to the top! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover."--Publisher's description.
Create the style you crave on a budget you can afford : the Sweet Spot guide to home decor Peacock, Desha.
The happycow cookbook : recipes from top-rated vegan restaurants around the world
Featuring recipes from many of the world's finest and most popular vegan restaurants, The HappyCow Cookbook shares the history and evolution of each restaurant, provides Q&As with the owners, and teaches you how to make some of their mouthwatering dishes.
Spartan up! : a take-no-prisoners guide to overcoming obstacles and achieving peak performance in life De Sena, Joe, 1969-
De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race, breaks down obstacles from his many races, detailing how each parallels real life experiences and showing you how to conquer your greatest obstacle, embrace your greatest friend, make limitations vanish and establish a new normal, and achieve the ultimate.
Marriage markets : how inequality is remaking the American family Carbone, June, author.
"There was a time when the phrase "American family" conjured up a single, specific image: a breadwinner dad, a homemaker mom, and their 2.5 kids living comfortable lives in a middle-class suburb. Today, that image has been shattered, due in part to skyrocketing divorce rates, single parenthood, and increased out-of-wedlock births. But whether it is conservatives bewailing the wages of moral decline and women's liberation, or progressives celebrating the result of women's greater freedom and changing sexual mores, most Americans fail to identify the root factor driving the changes: economic inequality that is remaking the American family along class lines. In Marriage Markets, June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, co-authors of Red Families v. Blue Families, examine how macroeconomic forces are transforming our most intimate and important spheres, and how working class and lower income families have paid the highest price. Just like health, education, and seemingly every other advantage in life, a stable two-parent home has become a luxury that only the well-off can afford. The best educated and most prosperous have the most stable families, while working class families have seen the greatest increase in relationship instability. Why is this so? This book offers a new answer: it is due to the economics of marriage markets, and of how men and women match up when they search for a life partner. For instance, when eligible (i.e., desirable and marriageable) men outnumber eligible women, the marriage and marital stability rates are significantly higher than when the reverse situation occurs - the exact situation we have in America today. The failure to see marriage as a market affected by supply and demand has obscured any meaningful analysis of the way that societal changes influence culture. Only policies that redress the balance between men and women through greater access to education, stable employment, and opportunities for social mobility can a culture that encourages commitment and investment in family life. A rigorous and enlightening account of why American families have changed so much in recent decades, Marriage Markets cuts through the ideological and moralistic rhetoric that drives our current debate and offers real insight into-and solutions for-a problem that will haunt America for generations to come"--
Mindful discipline : a loving approach to setting limits & raising an emotionally intelligent child Shapiro, Shauna L.
"Raising happy, compassionate, and responsible children requires both love and limits. In Mindful Discipline, internationally recognized mindfulness expert Shauna Shapiro and pediatrician Chris White weave together ancient wisdom and modern science to provide new perspectives on parenting and discipline. Grounded in mindfulness and neuroscience, this pioneering book redefines discipline and outlines the five essential elements necessary for children to thrive: unconditional love, space for children to be themselves, mentorship, healthy boundaries, and mis-takes that create learning and growth opportunities. In this book, you will also discover parenting practices such as setting limits with love, working with difficult emotions, and forgiveness and compassion meditations that place discipline within a context of mindfulness. This relationship-centered approach will restore your confidence as a parent and support your children in developing emotional intelligence, self-discipline, and resilience-qualities they need for living an authentic and meaningful life"--
Gone feral : tracking my dad through the wild Carpenter, Novella, 1972-
Describes the author's effort to connect with her long-estranged septuagenarian father, a homesteader, classical guitarist ,and war veteran whose views on freedom prompted a life of solitude.
Yours for eternity : a love story on death row Echols, Damien, author.
"Yours for Eternity is an intimate look at the extraordinary love story between Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, who met and married while Echols--author of the New York Times bestseller Life After Death--served nearly eighteen years on death row"--
Learning from the wounded : the Civil War and the rise of American medical science Devine, Shauna, author.
Nearly two-thirds of the Civil War's approximately 750,000 fatalities were caused by disease-- a staggering fact for which the American medical profession was profoundly unprepared. In the years before the war, training for physicians in the United States was mostly unregulated, and medical schools' access to cadavers for teaching purposes was highly restricted. Shauna Devine argues that in spite of the limitations, Union army physicians rose to the challenges of the war, undertaking methods of study and experimentation that would have a lasting influence on the scientific practice of medicine. Though the war's human toll was tragic, conducting postmortems on the dead and caring for the wounded gave physicians ample opportunity to study and develop new methods of treatment and analysis, from dissection and microscopy to new research into infectious disease processes. Examining the work of doctors who served in the Union Medical Department, Devine sheds new light on how their innovations in the midst of crisis transformed northern medical education and gave rise to the healing power of modern health science.
Pickles & preserves Weigl, Andrea.
Living with ObamaCare : a consumer's guide Goodman, John C., author.
The goal of the Affordable Care Act (what many people call ObamaCare) is to completely remake the nation's health care system. It is the most revolutionary public policy reform since the War on Poverty in the 1960s, with many laudable goals. But the methods are controversial. Further, this reform occurred at a time when the nation's capital is more polarized along partisan lines than at any time in recent history. As a result, no one is telling you the whole truth. Every revolutionary change produces winners and losers. There is some good and some bad. That's true of all change. But in this partisan environment, you simply cannot get objective information about what health reform means for you, at least not from anyone in Washington, D.C. This book was written to fill a vacuum. You need an objective, unbiased look at health reform, and this book will give you that perspective. This book will tell you what you need to know, such as: What if my health insurance has been canceled? What if the insurance exchange in my state isn't working? What if I stay uninsured? Will I be able to keep my doctor? What is my employer required to do? How much of health reform is being paid for by cuts in Medicare for seniors? What if my state doesn't expand Medicaid? Living With ObamaCare is written in a straightforward question-and-answer format, from the perspective of health care consumers and individuals, employers, and taxpayers paying for health care by one of the nation's leading health economists.
Asian pickles : sweet, sour, salty, cured, and fermented preserves from Japan, Korea, China, India, and beyond Solomon, Karen.
This is a do it yourself guide to making the tangy pickles of Japan, Korea, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and more, featuring recipes ranging from traditional tsukemono and kimchi to chutney and new combinations using innovative ingredients and techniques. For Asian food aficionados as well as preservers and picklers looking for new frontiers, the Far East's diverse and sometimes spicy array of pickled products and innovative flavor pairings will wow the palate. In this book the author introduces readers to the unique ingredients used in Asian pickle-making and numerous techniques beyond the basic brine. For the novice pickler, she also includes a vast array of quick pickles with easy-to-find ingredients. Featuring 75 of the most sought-after pickle recipes from the East, including Korean Chopped Daikon Kimchi, Japanese Umeboshi, Chinese Spicy Ginger Cucumbers, Indian Coconut-Mint Chutney, and more, this book will help you explore a new preserving horizon with instructions and a selection of helpful resources. -- Provided by publisher.
Big money : 2.5 billion dollars, one suspicious vehicle, and a pimp-- on the trail of the ultra-rich hijacking American politics Vogel, Kenneth P., 1975- author.
"A Supreme Court decision, combined with regulatory gridlock and legal tricks, have fundamentally changed the role of money in politics in recent years, upending traditional bases of political power. Campaign decisions once made by party officials are now in the hands of super-rich benefactors and the consultants competing for their attention-and for increasingly lucrative commissions and fees. It's as if, instead of a football coach on the sidelines calling the plays, every player and his agent decided what was best. This, not surprisingly, has led to chaos on the playing field. In Big Money, POLITICO reporter Ken Vogel will combine a big picture explanation of the evolution of campaign financing over the past decade-filled with colorful anecdotes about the folks behind the changes-with reporting and analysis of how this new style of politics, triggered by the Supreme Court's Citizen's United ruling in January 2010, is likely to impact the 2014 and 2016 elections and all those into the foreseeable future. It will examine the motivation, loyalties and modus operandi of some of the wealthiest donors in American politics, as well as those of the operatives who have used the new cash flow to get rich, while also forever changing the way political campaigns are waged in this country. Vogel has been able to get inside the back rooms where the real action occurs in Big Money American politics-and not only figuratively. He sneaked into secretive donor summits held by the conservative Koch brothers and a liberal club affiliated with billionaire financier George Soros (though he was removed from both under threat of arrest). Using his expertise in Federal Election Commission and Internal Revenue Service records, Vogel has traced the cash flow from donor checkbooks to political campaigns and committees, to the consultants who themselves are becoming fabulously wealthy from the new Big Money politics, and finally to the television stations, phone banks and glossy mail pieces that bombard voters with increasingly negative messages about political rivals. Big Money is a chilling work of investigative journalism, showing how cash has corrupted American democracy"--
Things I don't want to know : on writing Levy, Deborah.
Things I Don't Want to Know is a unique response to George Orwell from one of our most vital contemporary writers. Taking Orwell's famous list of motives for writing as the jumping-off point for a sequence of thrilling reflections on the writing life, this is a perfect companion not just to Orwell's essay, but also to Levy's own, essential oeuvre.
The owl who liked sitting on Caesar : living with a tawny owl Windrow, Martin.
The author reflects on his fifteen-year relationship with a tawny owl, an unlikely companionship marked by their incredulous neighbors, books, and unique care challenges.
Algebra II workbook for dummies Sterling, Mary Jane.
The search for significance : book and workbook McGee, Robert S.
In this relaunch of the timeless, two million-selling classic, readers can gain new skills for getting off the performance treadmill, discover how four false beliefs have negatively impacted their lives, and learn how to overcome obstacles that prevent them from experiencing the truth of self-worth. It includes an extensive workbook section.
iMovie : the missing manual Pogue, David, 1963- author.
Own your future : how to think like an entrepreneur and thrive in an unpredictable economy Brown, Paul B.
This book helps you apply the simple model used by successful serial entrepreneurs--Act, Learn, Build, Repeat--to reinvent the way you maneuver in an unpredictable job market.
Refuge recovery : a Buddhist path to recovering from addiction Levine, Noah.
Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction--an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.
iPhoto : the missing manual Pogue, David, 1963- author.
Make : sensors Karvinen, Tero, author.
The first 30 days : your guide to making any change easier Bonvoisin, Ariane de.
A farewell to Mars : an evangelical pastor's journey toward the biblical gospel of peace Zahnd, Brian, author.
The way of the world today may make you think that vengeance and violence and power are acceptable elements of the Christian life, our faith, and grace. But the message of Jesus differers radically, and Brian Zahnd brings an in-depth study of peace in the Scriptures.
Let creation rejoice : biblical hope and ecological crisis Moo, Jonathan A. (Jonathan Andrew), 1975- author.
Think and grow rich for women : using your power to create success and significance Lechter, Sharon L.
"Women are the future of American business. According to a recent Nielsen report, women will control two-thirds of American consumer wealth in less than a decade. And yet almost all business and success literature is still written for men-dispensing advice that doesn't take into account women's unique strengths or address the demands of family life on mothers. This powerful new book-from the award-winning author of Think and Grow Rich: Three Feet from Gold and coauthor of the multimillion-selling Rich Dad, Poor Dad-combines Hill's classic Thirteen Steps to Success with case studies of noteworthy women (including Sandra Day O'Connor, Angela Merkel, Mary Kay founder Mary Kay Ash, and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty), outlining a master plan for success for all women"--
The DeWire guide to lighthouses of Alaska, Hawai'i, and the U.S. Pacific territories De Wire, Elinor, 1953-
"Marking the shores of this largest ocean with lights and buoys presented enormous challenges. The DeWire Guide to Lighthouses of Alaska, Hawai i and Pacific Territories details that struggle and offers travelers and armchair tourists a glimpse of some little-known sentinels in distant places. The U.S. territories of the Pacific are detailed, including two that eventually became our 49th and 50th states in 1959, along with Guam and the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, and a sprinkling of small, far-flung islands made famous by World War II battles and celebrities like Amelia Earhart. Profiles of the lighthouses are complemented by travel information and archival and contemporary images. Also included are the stories of lightkeepers, lighthouse optics, and the fleet of vessels that built and maintained the lights. A bonus section tells the little-known history of buoys those faithful and colorful markers of waterways worldwide."--P.  of cover.
Iconic spirits : an intoxicating history Spivak, Mark (Mark Allen)
"Over the past decade, the cocktail culture has exploded across America. Bars and lounges have become the Broadway theater of mixology, with bartenders resurrecting classic pre-Prohibition cocktails and dazzling customers with their creations. Consumers, in turn, are recreating these cocktails at home, and spending unprecedented amounts on upscale bar gear. With more and more emphasis on quality ingredients, the number of small-batch spirits is increasing all the time, and craft distilling has become popular as an offshoot of the locavore movement. In Iconic Spirits, Mark Spivak, wine and spirits guru and host of the NPR show Uncorked!, explores the history and cultural significance of twelve iconic spirits and reveals how moonshine invented NASCAR, how gin almost toppled the British Empire, how a drink that tastes like castor oil flavored with tree bark became one of the sexiest things on earth, how cognac became the "it" drink of hip-hop culture, and much more. To top it all off, Spivak then offers the most tantalizing cocktail recipes from the era in which each spirit was invented"--
The lost Khrushchev : a journey into the gulag of the Russian mind Khrushcheva, Nina L., 1962-
The author presents her personal memories and her research into her family's history, including the mysterious circumstances surrounding the fate of her grandfather, Leonid Khrushchev, as well as the legacy of her great grandfather, the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
The boss Chang, Victoria, 1970- author.
Well-heeled : the smart girl's guide to getting rich Scorgie, Lesley, author.
A financial guide for young woman that discusses how to get out and stay out of debt, save more money, and be financially smart in relationships.
Visit the sick : ministering God's grace in times of illness Croft, Brian, author.
Unexplained fevers Gailey, Jeannine Hall.
Tweak it : small changes, big impact : make what matters to you happen every day Yost, Cali Williams.
"As the demands of work grow more intense, personal life can get shoved to the side. But resolving the job-versus-life conflict doesn't require the kind of big, disruptive, scary transformation that so many time-management "experts" recommend. In TWEAK IT, Cali Williams Yost proves that a comfortable work+life fit can be achieved through making small, consistent, everyday changes--tweaks--that, cumulatively, will optimize job performance and well-being. This engaging, practical book, filled with case studies of people who've tweaked their way to professional success and personal satisfaction, guides readers through an easy-to-implement program that can be tailored to suit any individual's life, both on off the job. --from the publisher.
Liberated quiltmaking II Marston, Gwen.
Introduced in 1996, Marston's distinctive methods for creating original quilts are expanded in this new volume including liberated square within-a-square, liberated medallion, and recut blocks and sashing. She presents nine liberated quiltmaking processes, each clearly illustrated with step-by-step instructions, pieced samples, and loads of example quilts
The true Herod Vermès, Géza, 1924-2013, author.
Executive presence : the missing link between merit and success Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, 1946- author.
"Are you "leadership material?" More importantly, do others perceive you to be? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows you how to identify and embody the Executive Presence (EP) that you need to succeed. You can have the experience and qualifications of a leader, but without executive presence, you won't advance. EP is an amalgam of qualities that true leaders exude, a presence that telegraphs you're in charge or deserve to be. Articulating those qualities isn't easy, however. Based on a nationwide survey of college graduates working across a range of sectors and occupations, Sylvia Hewlett and the Center for Talent Innovation discovered that EP is a dynamic, cohesive mix of appearance, communication, and gravitas. While these elements are not equal, to have true EP, you must know how to use all of them to your advantage. Filled with eye-opening insights, analysis, and practical advice for both men and women, mixed with illustrative examples from executives learning to use the EP, Executive Presence will help you make the leap from working like an executive to feeling like an executive."--Publisher's description.
The pin drop principle : captivate, influence, and communicate better using the time-tested methods of professional performers Lewis, David H., 1970-
"Tap into the powerful techniques of professional actors and great communicators The Pin Drop Principle is a step-by-step master class for anyone wishing to become a more confident and credible communicator. Lewis and Mills believe all business professionals ought to deliver their message in such an engaging way that one could literally hear a pin drop when they speak. The secret to doing so comes from an unusual world: professional acting. By activating "objective" and "intention"--the main tools of actors (and great communicators)--business people can give their messages meaning and relevance, so the recipients walk away knowing why the message is important and what is in it for them. Empowers business professionals with performance-based delivery techniques--from storytelling to vocal dynamics--essential to becoming a great communicator Written for anyone wishing to engage listeners, establish instant credibility, influence key decision makers, and create a positive lasting impression Based on the Pinnacle Method, one of the most popular and groundbreaking communication skills training methods The Pin Drop Principle is an accessible resource for anyone who routinely needs to present ideas to large or small groups, convey feedback effectively, conduct difficult conversations, and persuade others"--
Inventing the language to tell it : Robinson Jeffers and the biology of consciousness Hart, George Leslie.
Happy hour is 9 to 5 : how to love your job, love your life, and kick butt at work Kjerulf, Alexander.
The ins and outs of poop : a guide to treating childhood constipation Duhamel, Thomas R.
In the South Seas Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
Erasing death : the science that is rewriting the boundaries between life and death Parnia, Sam.
The asteroid threat : defending our planet from deadly near-Earth objects Burrows, William E., 1937- author.
"Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet. The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder that planet Earth is vulnerable to damaging and potentially catastrophic collisions with space debris of various kinds. In this informative and forward-looking book, veteran aerospace writer William E. Burrows explains what we can do in the future to avoid far more serious impacts from "Near-Earth Objects" (NEOs), as they are called in the planetary defense community. The good news is that humanity is now equipped with the advanced technology necessary to devise a long-term strategy to protect the planet. Burrows outlines the following key features of an effective planetary defense strategy: * A powerful space surveillance system capable of spotting a serious threat from space at least a year in advance * A space craft "nudge" that would throw a collision-course asteroid off target long before it poses the threat of imminent impact * A weapons system to be used as a last-ditch method to blast an NEO should all else fail. The author notes the many benefits for world stability and increasing international cooperation resulting from a united worldwide effort to protect the planet. Combining realism with an optimistic can-do attitude, Burrows shows that humanity is capable of overcoming a potentially calamitous situation"--
Al Qaeda declares war : the African embassy bombings and America's search for justice Hoffman, Tod.
The illustrated birds of prey : red-tailed hawk, American kestrel & peregrine falcon Rogers, Denny.
Lawnmower manual : a practical guide to choosing, using and maintaining a lawnmower Radam, Brian, author.
Forgotten Fifteenth : the daring airmen who crippled Hitler's war machine Tillman, Barrett.
The story of the U.S. Army's Fifteenth Air Force who waged an unprecedentedly dogged and violent campaign against Hitler's vital oil production and industrial plants on the Third Reich's southern flank, a campaign that contributed to the end of the most destructive war in history.
Edward Bawden's Kew Gardens Skipwith, Peyton, 1939-
This book draws on Edward Bawden's delightful illustrations, posters and linocuts of Kew Gardens made over 60 years. It presents a light-hearted social history of Kew, peopled with the many Hanoverian Kings, Queens and Princes who resided there, as well as courtiers such as the 3rd Earl of Bute, Joseph Banks Fulke Greville and their proteges including William Chambers, William Aiton, Fanny Burney and Sir William Hooker. Alongside Bawden's posters and linocuts, the book is illustrated with the contemporary caricatures of Thomas Rowlandson, George Cruikshank and James Gillray as well as botanical illustrations by Franz Bauer, Evelyn Dunbar and others. The book also reproduces in full Bawden's previously unpublished manuscript guide to Kew Gardens, drawn by the artist when he was just 19, and the redrawn illustrations and maps in Robert Herring's 1930 book Adam and Evelyn at Kew.
Cold Antler Farm : a memoir of growing food and celebrating life on a scrappy six-acre homestead Woginrich, Jenna., author.
Author Jenna Woginrich is mistress of her one-woman farm and is well known for her essays on the mud and mess, the beautiful and tragic, the grime and passion that accompany homesteading. In Cold Antler Farm, her fifth book, she draws our attention to the flow and cycle not of the calendar year, but of the ancient agricultural year: holidays, celebrations, seasonal touchstones, and astronomical events that mark sacred turning points in the seasons.
Herbs for stress & anxiety : how to make and use herbal remedies to strengthen the nervous system Gladstar, Rosemary.
Treat stress, anxiety, depression, and more with simple herbal remedies that strengthen and build a healthy nervous system. Best-selling author and respected herbalist Rosemary Gladstar profiles 21 herbs proven to be effective at soothing common stress symptoms such as panic attacks, depression, headaches, migraines, herpes, and insomnia. Enjoy the herbs in tea decoctions and infusions, take them as capsules or tinctures, and relax in warm baths enhanced by their calming scents.--COVER.
Independence : the tangled roots of the American Revolution Slaughter, Thomas P. (Thomas Paul)
Presents a new interpretation of the American fight for independence that chronicles and clarifies the one hundred fifty-year effort of colonists to escape imperial rule through organized, increasingly intense uprisings.
Animal wisdom : learning from the spiritual lives of animals Bender, Linda, 1950-
How is it that pets are able to travel thousands of miles through unknown territory to reunite with their beloved humans? How can dogs detect cancer with up to a 98 percent accuracy rate, and foresee epileptic or diabetic seizures in their owners? How do animals seem to know an earthquake is coming long before the world's best seismologists? In Animal Wisdom, veterinarian and animal advocate Linda Bender offers a wealth of amazing stories and research-based evidence indicating animals have deeply perceptive--even extrasensory--abilities. She shows us that animals are extremely perceptive, intuitive, and psychic and provides step-by-step practices for honing your natural ability to communicate with them, so that you too can learn to understand their urgent messages about peace, happiness, and the future of the planet. Animal Wisdom is for animal lovers and anyone who seeks a deeper, more spiritual connection to these beautiful creatures.
Some desperate glory : the First World War the poets knew Egremont, Max, 1948-
Examines "the life and work of [the WWI poets--many of whom were killed--which shows not only the war's tragedy but also the hopes and disappointments of a generation of men]: Wilfred Owen with his flaring genius, the intense, compassionate Siegfried Sassoon, the composer Ivor Gurney, Robert Graves, who would later spurn his war poems, the nature-loving Edward Thomas, the glamorous Fabian Socialist Rupert Brooke, and the shell-shocked Robert Nichols--all fought in the war, and their poetry is a bold act of creativity in the face of unprecedented destruction"--Amazon.com.
Within arm's length : a secret service agent's definitive inside account of protecting the president Emmett, Dan, 1955-
"Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The events surrounding the President's death shaped the course of young Emmett's life as he set a goal of becoming a US Secret Service agent--one of a special group of people willing to trade their lives for that of the President, if necessary. Within Arm's Length is the essential book on the Secret Service--a revealing and compelling inside look at the Presidential Protective Division (PPD) with stories from some of the author's more high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service, where he provided arm's length protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush, both as a member of the PPD and the Counter Assault Team. Dan Emmett describes the professional challenges faced by Secret Service agents as well as the physical and emotional toll that can be inflicted on both agents and their families. Within Arm's Length also shares firsthand details about the duties and challenges of conducting presidential advances, dealing with the media, driving the President in a bullet-proof limousine, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, and flying with him on Air Force One. With fascinating anecdotes, Emmett weaves keen insight into the unique culture and history of the Secret Service and the inner workings of the White House"--
Obama's enforcer : Eric Holder's Justice Department Fund, John, author.
A look inside the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder and the growing list of scandals, congressional investigations, left-wing political activism, and corruption surrounding him pinpoints Holder's misstatements and lies.
150 best sustainable home ideas Zamora Mola, Francesc.
"Features the latest innovations in environmentally friendly home design. From heating and cooling solutions to wind energy systems, solar paneling, thermal glazing, and even Trombe walls, the ideas featured inside are complemented by photographs and architectural plans of gorgeous, sustainable houses around the world."--from cover, page .
The vibrant table : recipes from my always vegetarian, mostly vegan, and sometimes raw kitchen Kassoff, Anya.
How to fix absolutely anything : a homeowner's guide
The real food cookbook : traditional dishes for modern cooks Planck, Nina, 1971-
"When Nina Planck toured to promote her two earlier books, Real Food and Real Food for Mother and Baby, the question she heard most was, "When are you going to write a cookbook?" At long last, The Real Food Cookbook is here. In a dietary landscape overfull with low-carb bread and dubious advice about triglycerides, Planck is revolutionary in her complete embrace of a more old-fashioned and diverse way of eating. Aptly described by the Washington Post as "a cross between Alice Waters and Martha Stewart," Planck showcases traditional, real foods--produce, dairy, meat, fish, eggs--through tempting and straightforward recipes for the beginner or regular home cook. The Real Food Cookbook takes 150 classic dishes, from starters, soups, and salads to the center of the plate, to sweets and the cheese course, and makes them anew, transforming them with Nina's signature approach: using fresh herbs, good butter, seasonal fruits and vegetables, grass-fed and pastured meats, and whole grains. With essays and tips throughout, sharing Nina's own real-food lifestyle, The Real Food Cookbook will provide inspiration for any omnivorous cook or eater. Find recipes for every occasion: a cheese plate with drinks, a family Seder, Easter egg salads, a summer barbecue. Learn how Nina stocks her pantry and where she buys real food. Whether you're preparing the meals or simply eating them, everyone will enjoy the stories, feast on one hundred gorgeous full-color photographs, and beg the family cook to make the meals Nina loves"--
101 kids activities that are the bestest, funnest ever! : the entertainment solution for parents, relatives & babysitters Homer, Holly, author.
Never again will you hear the all too common call of, I'm bored! with this kid pleaser for many ages. Whether your kid is 3, 5 or 12 years old it's hard to keep them entertained all day, or even for a few hours. But now, when they ask to watch television because they're bored, you'll have the perfect solution with this book. 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! has time tested, exciting activities to keep your children laughing and learning for hours. Activities range from catapult competitions and spray bottle freeze tag to how to make tissue box monster shoes and melted crayon fabric art. And with outdoor and indoor activities and tips for adjusting according to your child's age, you'll have hours and hours of never-ending fun with your family. This parenting life raft is the perfect way to spend enjoyable quality time with your kids, no matter their age.
Cooking with Amar'e : 100 easy recipes for pros and rookies in the kitchen Stoudemire, Amar'e, author.
The Norm chronicles : stories and numbers about danger and death Blastland, Michael.
"Is it safer to fly or take the train? How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra sausage going to kill you? We've all heard the statistics for risky activities, but what do they mean in the real world? In The Norm Chronicles, journalist Michael Blastland and risk expert David Spiegelhalter explore these questions through the stories of average Norm and an ingenious measurement called the MicroMort-a one in a million chance of dying. They reveal why general anesthesia is as dangerous as a parachute jump, giving birth in the US is nearly twice as risky as in the UK, and that the radiation from eating a banana shaves 3 seconds off your life. An entertaining guide to the statistics of personal risk, The Norm Chronicles will enlighten anyone who has ever worried about the dangers we encounter in our daily lives"--
Out of mind - out of sight : parenting with a partner with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) ; practical steps to saving you and your family Marshack, Kathy J.
Cookie doughlicious : 50 cookie dough recipes for candies, cakes and more Ferroni, Lara.
The polygamous wives writing club : from the diaries of Mormon pioneer women Harline, Paula Kelly, author.
The author delves deep into the diaries and autobiographies of twenty-nine polygamous women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, providing a rare window into the lives they led and revealing their views and experiences of polygamy, including their well-founded belief that their domestic contributions would help to build a foundation for generations of future Mormons.
Voyager : 101 wonders between Earth and the edge of the cosmos Clark, Stuart (Stuart G.), author.
Korea Reborn : a grateful nation honors war veterans for 60 years of growth.
A retrospective look at the Korean War and the years of prosperity that followed.
Our energy matters : the art of crystal reading : learn how to manifest your heartfelt intentions Marie, Dena.
Something other than God : how I passionately sought happiness and accidentally found it Fulwiler, Jennifer, author.
Jennifer Fulwiler told herself she was happy. Why wouldn't she be? She made good money as a programmer at a hot tech start-up, had just married a guy with a stack of Ivy League degrees, and lived in a twenty-first-floor condo where she could sip sauvignon blanc while watching the sun set behind the hills of Austin. Raised in a happy, atheist home, Jennifer had the freedom to think for herself and play by her own rules. Yet a creeping darkness followed her all of her life. Finally, one winter night, it drove her to the edge of her balcony, making her ask once and for all why anything mattered. At that moment everything she knew and believed was shattered. Asking the unflinching questions about life and death, good and evil, led Jennifer to Christianity, the religion she had reviled since she was an awkward, skeptical child growing up in the Bible Belt. Mortified by this turn of events, she hid her quest from everyone except her husband, concealing religious books in opaque bags as if they were porn and locking herself in public bathroom stalls to read the Bible. Just when Jennifer had a profound epiphany that gave her the courage to convert, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition--and the only treatment was directly at odds with the doctrines of her new-found faith. Something Other Than God is a poignant, profound and often funny tale of one woman who set out to find the meaning of life and discovered that true happiness sometimes requires losing it all.
The remembering process : a surprising (and fun) breakthrough new way to amazing creativity Barrett, Daniel, 1975-
The student loan mess : how good intentions created a trillion-dollar problem Best, Joel.
"Student loan debt in the U.S. now exceeds $1 trillion, more than the nation's credit-card debt. This timely book explains how and why student loans evolved, the concerns they've raised along the way, and how each policy designed to fix student loans winds up making things worse. The authors, a father and son team, provide an intergenerational, interdisciplinary approach to understanding how, over the last 70 years, Americans incrementally, with the best intentions, created our current student loan disaster. They examine the competing interests and shifting societal expectations that contributed to the problem, and offer recommendations for confronting the larger problem of college costs and student borrowing in the future"--
Wildcat currency : how the virtual money revolution is transforming the economy Castronova, Edward, author.
"Private currencies have always existed, from notes printed by individual banks to the S&H Green Stamps that consumers once redeemed for household items. Today's economy has seen an explosion of new forms of monetary exchange not created by the federal government. Credit card companies offer points that can be traded in for a variety of goods and services, from airline miles to online store credit. Online game creators have devised new mediums of electronic exchange that turn virtual money into real money. Meanwhile, real money is increasingly going digital, where it competes with private currencies like Bitcoin. The virtual and the real economic worlds are intermingling more than ever before, raising the possibility that this new money might eventually replace the government-run system of dollars, euros, and yen. Edward Castronova is the leading researcher in this field, a founder of scholarly online game studies and an expert on the economies of virtual worlds. In this dynamic and essential work, he explores the current phenomenon of virtual currencies and what it will mean legally, politically, and economically in the future. In doing so, he provides a fascinating, often surprising discourse on the meaning of money itself-what it is, what we think it is, and how we relate to it on an emotional level"--
Temptations of power : Islamists and illiberal democracy in a new Middle East Hamid, Shadi, 1983-
"In 1989, Francis Fukuyama famously declared that we had reached "the end of history," and that liberal democracy would be the reigning ideology from now on. But Fukuyama failed to reckon with the idea of illiberal democracy. What if majorities, working through the democratic process, decide they would rather not accept gender equality and other human rights norms that Western democracies take for granted? Nowhere have such considerations become more relevant than in the Middle East, where the Arab uprisings of 2011 swept the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist parties into power. Since then, one question has been on everyone's mind: what do Islamists really want? In Temptations of Power, noted Brookings scholar Shadi Hamid draws on hundreds of interviews with Islamist leaders and rank-and-file activists to offer an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of Islamist parties across the Arab world. The oldest and most influential of these groups, the Muslim Brotherhood, initially dismissed democracy as a foreign import, but eventually chose to participate in Egyptian and Jordanian party politics in the 1980s. These political openings proved short-lived. As repression intensified, though, Islamist parties did not -- as one may have expected -- turn to radicalism. Rather, they embraced the tenets of democratic life, putting aside their dreams of an Islamic state, striking alliances with secular parties, and reaching out to Western audiences for the first time. When the 2011 revolutions took place, Islamists found themselves in an enviable position, but one they were unprepared for. Up until then, the prospect of power had seemed too remote. But, now, freed from repression and with the political arena wide open, they found themselves with an unprecedented opportunity to put their ideas into practice across the region. Groups like the Brotherhood combine the features of political parties and religious movements. However pragmatic they may be, their ultimate goal remains the Islamization of society and the state. When the electorate they represent is conservative as well, they can push their own form of illiberal democracy while insisting they are carrying out the popular will. This can lead to overreach and, at times, significant backlash, as the tragic events in Egypt following the military takeover demonstrated. While the coup and the subsequent crackdown were a devastating blow for the Islamist "project," premature obituaries of political Islam, a running feature of commentary since the 1950s, usually turn out to be just that -- premature. In countries as diverse as Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Egypt, and Yemen, Islamist groups will remain an important force whether in the ranks of opposition or the halls of power. Drawing from interviews with figures like ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, Hamid's account will serve as an essential compass for those trying to understand where the region's varied Islamist groups have come from, and where they might be headed"--
How it feels to be free : black women entertainers and the civil rights movement Feldstein, Ruth, 1965-
India : a short history Robinson, Andrew, 1957- author.
Linda Goodman's Sun signs. Goodman, Linda, 1925-1995.
"How to really know your husband, wife, lover, child, boss, employee, yourself, through astrology"--Cover.
The intuitive way : the definitive guide to increasing your awareness Peirce, Penney.
Node.js in action
Code halos : how the digital lives of people, things, and organizations are changing the rules of business : a playbook for managers Frank, Malcolm.
Amazon beating Borders, Netflix beating Blockbuster, Apple beating Kodak, and the rise of companies like Google, LinkedIn, and Pandora are not isolated or random events. Today's outliers in revenue growth and value creation are winning with a new set of rules. They are dominating by managing the information that surrounds people, organizations, processes, and products-what authors Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig, and Ben Pring call Code Halos. This is far beyond "Big Data" and analytics. Code Halos spark new commercial models that can dramatically flip market dominance from industry stalwarts to challengers. In this new book, the authors show leaders how digital innovators and traditional companies can build Code Halo solutions to drive success. The book: Examines the explosion of digital information that now surrounds us and describes the profound impact this is having on individuals, corporations, and societies, Shows how the Crossroads Model can help anticipate and navigate this market shift, Provides examples of traditional firms already harnessing the power of Code Halos including GE's "Brilliant Machines," Disney's theme park "Magic Band," and Allstate's mobile devices and analytics that transform auto insurance. With reasoned insight, new data, real-world cases, and practical guidance, Code Halos shows seasoned executives, entrepreneurs, students, line-of-business owners, and technology leaders how to master the new rules of the Code Halo economy.
It girl crochet : 23 must-have accessories Zientara, Sharon.
Includes patterns for tote, shawl, purse, mittens, belt, wrap, scarf, cap, capelet, and cowl.
New vintage lace : knits inspired by the past Jurgrau, Andrea.
Pondlife : a swimmer's journal Alvarez, A. (Alfred), 1929-
The ponds of Hampstead Heath are small oases, fragments of wild nature nestled in the heart of north-west London. For the best part of his life Al Alvarez - poet, critic, novelist, rock climber and poker player - has swum there almost daily. Alvarez, now in his 80s, chronicles what it is to grow old with humour and honesty - from his relentlessly nagging ankle which makes daily life a struggle, to infuriating bureaucratic battles with the council to keep his disabled person's Blue Badge, the devastating effects of a stroke, and the salvation he finds in the three S's - swimming, sex and sleep.
UBUNTU contributionism : a blueprint for human prosperity Tellinger, Michael, author.
UBUNTU Contributionism A Blueprint For Human Prosperity The path that brought us here as a species is not only filled with lies and deception of unimaginable proportion, but also with continuous manipulation of the human race that goes back thousands of years - all controlled by money. Michael Tellinger has come full circle since his epic 'Slave Species of god' in 2006, by proposing a blueprint for the emancipation of the slave species called humanity. Tellinger exposes the previously misunderstood origins of money and the rise of the royal banking elite that have controlled the world for millennia and continue to do so today through the modern banking families. He points out that money did not evolve from thousands of years of barter and trade, but that it was maliciously introduced to the human race as a tool of absolute control and enslavement. Tellinger makes a strong case that if we do not understand our human origins, we cannot come to terms with why the world is so messed up in the 21st century. He demonstrates that our current situation presents us with a unique opportunity to change the course of our destiny. Michael Tellinger describes how the ancient African philosophy of UBUNTU will allow us to seamlessly move from a divided, money-driven society, to united communities driven by people, their passion for life and their God-given talents. Coming to terms with our enslavement as a species is critical to discovering the path to full enlightenment. UBUNTU Contributionism presents a solid foundation for a new social structure to take us into a new era of true freedom from financial tyranny and real prosperity on every level of human endeavour.
Seventeen stories about Vietnam, the land and its people. They range from Nguyen Huy Thiep's Salt of the Jungle, on a monkey hunt, to Qui The's Scent of the Tiger, on a woman who tames tigers.
Lust in translation : infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee Druckerman, Pamela.
A strange and surprising journey around the world to examine how and why people cheat on their spouses. From Memphis to Moscow, people cheat on their spouses with astonishing frequency--but even illicit love has rules, and these rules differ radically from country to country. Acclaimed journalist Druckerman decided to investigate extramarital affairs all around the world to discover how different cultures deal with adultery--and her research leads her to believe that both the concept and the consequences of infidelity are far less rigid outside the United States. Americans, she decides, are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and, in the end, suffer the most as a result of them. The rules of fidelity aren't as strict in many other parts of the world because many cultures acknowledge that adultery is an expected, if not acceptable, part of the marriage contract.--From publisher description.
Deliciously vintage : sixty beloved cakes and bakes that stand the test of time Glass, Victoria, author.
David Lynch swerves : uncertainty from Lost highway to Inland empire Nochimson, Martha.
Once upon a dream : from Perrault's Sleeping Beauty to Disney's Maleficent Solomon, Charles, 1950-
With its themes of a beautiful princess, a dashing prince, and love triumphing over powerful magic, "Sleeping Beauty" remains one of the most beloved of all fairy tales. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in 1697. Perrault's vision of the ageless, enchanted princess slumbering in her vine-encrusted tower has fascinated readers and artists for more 300 years--three times as long as the heroine slept. This heavily-illustrated book traces the history of that fascination, which has manifested itself in literature, fine art, poetry, music, and film. The most celebrated cinematic version of Sleeping Beauty is Walt Disney's, the glorious finale of the animated fairy tales he began in 1937 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs . Although Briar Rose/Aurora was the most beautiful and beautifully animated of the Disney princesses, the film was dominated by Maleficent, Perrault's shriveled old fairy transformed into the epitome of the lovely but terrible sorceress of fantasy literature.
The complete Tightwad gazette : promoting thrift as a viable alternative lifestyle Dacyczyn, Amy.
Shows how to save money by recycling, shopping for bargains, and finding less-expensive alternatives to store-bought foods and products.
Inventing hell : Dante, the Bible and eternal torment Sweeney, Jon M., 1967-
"Hell: The word means terror, darkness, and eternal separation from God. Some people think the Bible is clear about hell, but what if they're mistaken? With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's "evolution" from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all: Dante's Inferno. He reveals how the modern idea of hell is based mostly on Dante's imaginative genius-but in the process, he offers a more constructive understanding of the afterlife than ever before. Disturbing and enthralling, Sweeney will forever alter what we think happens to us after we die-and more importantly, he will make us reconsider how we live"--
A family by any other name : exploring queer relationships
At no other time in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) relationships and families been more visible or numerous. A Family by Any Other Name recognizes and celebrates this advance by exploring what "family" means to people today. The anthology includes a wide range of perspectives on queer relationships and families--there are stories on coming out, same-sex marriage, adopting, having biological kids, polyamorous relationships, families without kids, divorce, and dealing with the death of a spouse, as well as essays by straight writers about having a gay parent or child.
Conundrum Morris, Jan, 1926-
Beloved strangers : a memoir Chaudhuri, Maria, author.
"From Dhaka to Jersey City, ... a candid and moving account of growing up and a meditation on why people leave their homes and why they sometimes find it difficult to return. This unforgettable memoir will resonate with anyone carving out a place for herself in the world, straddling two cultures while trying to find a place to belong"--Provided by publisher.
Pendulum magic for beginners : power to achieve all goals Webster, Richard, 1946-
Poison : sinister species with deadly consequences Siddall, Mark Edward, 1966- author.
The curator of invetertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History provides a look at some of the world's most dangerous creatures, discussing their dangerous, sometimes lethal, and occasionally beneficial poisons.
3D printing with Autodesk 123D : create and print 3D objects with 123D, AutoCAD, and Inventor Biehler, John.
The budget-friendly fresh and local diabetes cookbook Mattocks, Charles, author.
Local food traditions can blossom into regional cuisines and offer tastes and memories that last a lifetime. With some smart selections, these cuisines, made with fresh, local ingredients, can also improve your health and the health of your family. What most people don't know? Foods from your local market are an incredible bargain. Chef Charles Mattocks combines his flair for using fresh, locally grown foods with his engaging presentation to offer a budget-friendly taste of what your local farmer's market can bring to your table. Diagnosed recently with type 2 diabetes, Chef Mattocks offers tips on creating and maintaining the perfect pantry, finding fresh foods, and, most important of all, preparing and serving meals that won't break the bank. The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook is the perfect collection for those who want to improve their health, take advantage of local and sustainable foods, and save money at the same time.
Canning and preserving Sebben-Krupka, Trish, author.
If you have plentiful produce from your garden or your local farmers' market, you need to use it up, or better yet, put it up so you can enjoy it all winter! This guide is packed with easy-to-follow steps for all kinds of food preservation techniques, to help you make the most of your bounty.
Got religion? : how churches, mosques, and synagogues can bring young people back Riley, Naomi Schaefer.
Why are young people dropping out of religious institutions? Can anything be done to reverse the trend? In Got Religion?, Naomi Schaefer Riley examines the reasons for the defection, why we should care, and how some communities are successfully addressing the problem.
Welcome to the desert of the real : five essays on September 11 and related dates Žižek, Slavoj.
Stocks for the long run : the definitive guide to financial market returns & long-term investment strategies Siegel, Jeremy J.
"The stock-investing classic--updated to help you win consistently in the chaotic, post-meltdown global economy. Now in its fifth edition, Stocks for the Long Run includes Jeremy Siegel's highly anticipated analysis of the sub-prime crash, the financial crisis, and resulting world-wide recession. This new edition also includes a deeper focus on international investing and emerging markets."--
The Nolan Ryan beef & barbecue cookbook : recipes from a Texas kitchen Ryan, Nolan, 1947- author.
A change of appetite : where healthy meets delicious Henry, Diana.
Yucatán : recipes from a culinary expedition Sterling, David, 1951-
Cape Town & Garden Route Williams, Lizzie, author.
Trauma red : the making of a surgeon in war and in America's cities Rhee, Peter, 1961- author.
Pottery & porcelain ceramics price guide
Created specifically to serve the needs of a wide variety of collectors, dealers, and those who simply enjoy ceramics. Features more than 1,500 color images, descriptions, and prices coupled with maker marks and vital historical information.
Day hiking Snoqualmie region : Cascade Foothills, I-90 Corridor, Alpine lakes Nelson, Dan A., author.
The book of Dolores Vollmann, William T., author.
Pure & special : gourmet Indian vegetarian cuisine Mittal, Vidhu.
Presents a collection of Indian vegetarian recipes with step-by-step photographs for each and offers menu selections and ingredient descriptions.
Pacific Northwest foraging : 120 wild and flavorful edibles from Alaska blueberries to wild hazelnuts Deur, Douglas, 1969- author.
The Pacific Northwest is a veritable feast for foragers. The forests, meadows, streambanks, and even the weedy margins of neighborhoods are home to a surprising number of delicious wild edible plants. Douglas Deur, a lifetime Northwest forager, shares his insights and experiences, showing you what to look for, when and where to look, and how to gather in a responsible way. Pacific Northwest Foraging is a hardworking guide packed with detailed information and clear photography for the safe identification of more than 120 wild plants. It also features a seasonal guide for foraging year-round and collecting tips for sustainable harvesting. It is applicable to Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and southeast Alaska.
Sustainable homebrewing : an all-organic approach to crafting great beer Loftus, Amelia Slayton.
"Amelia Slayton Loftus shares her expert knowledge in this comprehensive guide that includes everything homebrewers of all levels need to know to brew delicious, organic beer. She covers the whys and hows of organic brewing, things to consider when buying equipment, and everything you need to know about organic ingredients (what makes them different, how to get them, and how to make substitutions). She also offers more than 30 irresistible recipes. You'll learn how to brew sustainably by growing ingredients yourself, recycling water, using solar energy, and achieving zero waste. Loftus also includes information on developing new recipes, tips for honing competition skills, and a tasting guide to different beer styles."--
The Meat Hook meat book : buy, butcher, and cook your way to better meat Mylan, Tom, author.
Buying large, unbutchered pieces of meat from a local farm or butcher shop means knowing where and how your food was raised, and getting meat that is more reasonably priced. It means getting what you want, not just what a grocery store puts out for sale--and tailoring your cuts to what you want to cook, not the other way around. For the average cook ready to take on the challenge, The Meat Hook Meat Book is the perfect guide: equal parts cookbook and butchering handbook, it will open readers up to a whole new world--start by cutting up a chicken, and soon you'll be breaking down an entire pig, creating your own custom burger blends, and throwing a legendary barbecue (hint: it will include The Man Steak--the be-all and end-all of grilling one-upmanship--and a cooler full of ice-cold cheap beer). This first cookbook from meat maven Tom Mylan, co-owner of The Meat Hook, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is filled with more than 60 recipes and hundreds of photographs and clever illustrations to make the average cook a butchering enthusiast. With stories that capture the Meat Hook experience, even those who haven't shopped there will become fans.
Your defiant child : 8 steps to better behavior Barkley, Russell A., 1949-
"More than 100,000 families have found a way to end constant power struggles with defiant, aggressive, "impossible" kids, thanks to this accessible bestseller. Leading expert Russell A. Barkley translates cutting-edge research into a practical, doable system that leads to lasting behavior change. Eight simple steps--based on praise, rewards, and mild discipline--are illustrated with helpful examples. Parents get crucial encouragement and troubleshooting tips for implementing the approach consistently, even on the worst of days. Thoroughly revised, the second edition reflects 15 years' worth of research advances and Dr. Barkley's ongoing experiences with parents and kids. It offers updated resources, greater flexibility, and a more positive, affirming tone. Helpful forms and worksheets are included, purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print these materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size"--
Money : how the destruction of the dollar threatens the global economy--and what we can do about it Forbes, Steve, 1947-
"Illustrates that sound money is an essential foundation for a free and prosperous society and that the Federal Reserve's current policies are a greater threat to the economic future of the U.S. than government deficit spending"--Provided by publisher.
Bringing down Gaddafi : on the ground with the Libyan rebels Netto, Andrei, author.
The forest people Turnbull, Colin M.
This classic work describes the author's experiences while living with the BaMbuti Pygmies, not as a clinical observer, but as their friend learning their customs and sharing their daily life. Turnbull conveys the lives and feelings of the BaMbuti whose existence centers on their intense love for their forest world, which, in return for their affection and trust, provides their every need. We witness their hunting parties and nomadic camps, their love affairs and ancient ceremonies -- the molimo, in which they praise the forest as provider, protector, and deity, the elima, in which the young girls come of age, and the nkumbi circumcision rites, in which the villagers of the surrounding non-Pygmy tribes attempt to impose their culture on the Pygmies, whose forest home they dare not enter.
Arduino robot bonanza McComb, Gordon.
"Create high-tech walking, talking, and thinking robots. Breathe life into the robots of your dreams--without advanced electronics or programming skills. Arduino robot bonanza shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and common parts. Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add your own unique flair"--Page 4 of cover.
Steven Raichlen's BBQ USA : 425 fiery recipes from all across America Raichlen, Steven.
Collects over four hundred barbecue recipes from across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, including appetizers, soups, and entrees, accompanied by numerous tips and techniques.
Crown of the continent : the wildest Rockies Gnam, Steven, photographer, writer of added text.
Far from the beaten path for many Americans, our northern Rocky Mountains feature two popular national parks, fertile ranch land, and some of the most unspoiled and intact landscapes in North America. This so-called Crown of the Continent is also the largest wildlife corridor in the Lower 48 and remains undivided by highways and cities. Photographer Steven Gnam's sumptous and striking photos reveal the region in all its moods, bringing the rugged and lush landscapes, the big megafauna and small critters, the popular recreation and personal lives up close in vivid detail. His images will inspire pride in Crown residents and encourage visitors to dig deeper to create greater public awareness for this American treasure.
Do fathers matter? : what science is telling us about the parent we've overlooked Raeburn, Paul.
An award-winning journalist and father of five discusses the various stages of fatherhood, revealing the profound physiological connections between children and fathers, from conception through adolescence and into adulthood--and the importance of the relationship between mothers and fathers. In the process, he challenges the legacy of Freud and mainstream views of parental attachment, and also explains how we can become better parents ourselves.
Invisibles : the power of anonymous work in an age of relentless self-promotion Zweig, David, author.
The most dangerous book : the battle for James Joyce's Ulysses Birmingham, Kevin.
An account of the dramatic writing of and fight to publish James Joyce's "Ulysses" reveals how the now classic book was the subject of a landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933 that overturned key censorship laws.
The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra Rappaport, Helen.
"They were the Princess Dianas of their day--perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses--Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov--were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it. The Romanov Sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. Rappaort aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections. It is a book that will surprise people, even aficionados"--
The murder of Marilyn Monroe : case closed Margolis, Jay.
Dodge 100 years DeLorenzo, Matt, 1953-
"It was 1900 when Horace and John Dodge founded the Dodge Brothers Company, in a machine shop in Detroit, Michigan. The high-quality components they produced advanced the dawn of the American automotive industry, appearing in the famous Curved Dash Olds and Henry Ford's Model A. Soon, the brothers became the exclusive supplier to Ford, a position they would hold for over a decade before striking on their own in 1913 to produce their first car a year later. In Dodge 100 Years, renowned automotive journalist Matt DeLorenzo provides an unrivaled chronicle of Dodge throughout the past century. Starting with the company's modest beginnings in 1900, DeLorenzo recounts the brothers' decision to venture into full auto manufacturing, their untimely deaths in 1920, and the company's purchase by Chrysler in 1928. The book's rich history also tells the tale of Dodge's role in the "arsenal of democracy" during World War II and its iconic lineup during the late 1950s. The Dodge story is not without its struggles, though: while the division played a key part in the muscle-car wars of the 1960s and early '70s, the oil crisis of 1973 took its toll on Dodge and Chrysler as other manufacturers moved toward more efficient models. But under the strong leadership of Lee Iacocca from 1979 onward, Dodge reasserted itself with such vehicles as the K-car and the Caravan minivan. The Dodge story wouldn't be complete without speaking to its iconic performance cars like the Viper, Challenger, and Charger, as well as what's in store for its future as indicated by the innovative Dart. Dodge 100 Years is more than a tale of classic American perseverance, it is a celebration of one of America's most beloved and enduring automotive brands. "--
Michael Jackson, Inc : the rise, fall and rebirth of a billion-dollar empire Greenburg, Zack O'Malley.
Chronicles the rise and fall of Michael Jackson's billion-dollar business, revealing how his pioneering merchandising practices and savvy investment strategies reshaped the monetization of fame while paving the way for future artists.
In Shackleton's wake Fuchs, Arved.
Mullahs, merchants, and militants : the economic collapse of the Arab world Glain, Stephen.
Predicts the collapse of the Arabian empire in the face of corrupt leadership and state inadequacy, comparing the region's technologically pioneering and culturally dominating status of a thousand years ago to the needed reforms of the present day.
At the fights : inside the world of professional boxing Schatz, Howard, 1940-
Text and photographs looks at professional boxing, focusing on boxers, managers, trainers, promoters, club fighters and many others.
Lethal beauty : Samurai weapons and armor Marks, Andreas.
Complete Latin Betts, Gavin, author.
Get started in modern Hebrew Gilboa, Shula.
Complete Danish Elsworth, Bente, author.
Get started in Gujarati Dwyer, Rachel, author.
The carnivore's man!festo : eating well, eating responsibly, and eating meat Martins, Patrick.
We have evolved as meat eaters, proclaims Patrick Martins, and it's futile to deny it. But, given the destructive forces of the fast-food industry and factory farming, we need to make smart, informed choices about the food we eat and where it comes from. In 50 short chapters, Martins cuts through organized zealotry and the misleading jargon of food labeling to outline realistic steps everyone can take to be part of the sustainable-food movement. With wit, and insight, and no small amount of provocation, THE CARNIVORE'S MANIFESTO is both a revolutionary call to arms and a rollicking good read that will inspire, engage, and challenge anyone interested in the way we eat today.
Denali's howl : the deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak Hall, Andy, author.
"Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley-known to the locals as Denali-one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking down survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali's Howl, Hall reveals the full story of an expedition facing conditions conclusively established here for the first time: At an elevation of nearly 20,000 feet, these young men endured an "arctic super blizzard," with howling winds of up to 300 miles an hour and wind chill that freezes flesh solid in minutes. All this without the high-tech gear and equipment climbers use today. As well as the story of the men caught inside the storm, Denali's Howl is the story of those caught outside it trying to save them-Hall's father among them. The book gives readers a detailed look at the culture of climbing then and now and raises uncomfortable questions about each player in this tragedy. Was enough done to rescue the climbers, or were their fates sealed when they ascended into the path of this unprecedented storm?"--
Salt Waheed, Nayyirah.
Murder myself, murder I am Keehner, Jon.
"In the early morning hours of May 2, 1990, my step-father, Rich Duncan, checked out of the Motel 6 in Moses Lake, Washington and traveled over the North Cascades Highway enroute to his home in Duvall, Washington. He was supposed to be home by four o'clock that afternoon. Two days later, police discovered his abandoned car in the small town of Darrington, Washington. As my mother desperately struggled to get law enforcement to help find her husband, his killer set out to cover up his crime and evade detection. Once he was eventually captured, the shocking truth about the killer's violent past and early release from prison deepened my mother's resolve on her relentless quest to ensure, that despite a favorable plea deal that would have released him on January 27, 2014, that he would never walk free again"--Cover, p. .
Lost race of the giants : the mystery of their culture, influence, and decline throughout the world Chouinard, Patrick.
"An exploration of mythological and archaeological evidence for prehistoric giants"--Provided by publisher.
Dr. Abravanel's body type diet and lifetime nutrition plan Abravanel, Elliot D.
Arduino adventures : escape from Gemini station Kelly, James F. (James Floyd)
"By the end of the book, you'll learn how to: Install and configure Arduino's programming environment, Use LEDs, resistors, and other basic electronic components, Build and test electronic circuits involving breadboards and basic wiring, Program behavior using the Arduino Programming Language, Interface with and influence the physical world through motors and sensors, Assemble and program an actual robot you can show off to friends and family."--P.  of cover.
Doré's London : all 180 illustrations from London, a pilgrimage Doré, Gustave, 1832-1883.
"London in the middle of the 1800s was a subject sketched endlessly by artists, studied by social reformers, and discussed by writers. This comprehensive collection of drawings by Gustave Dore, France's most celebrated graphic artist of the period, presents all 180 drawings from the artist's 1872 classic presentation, London, A Pilgrimage. A panoramic portrait of that engrossing city, the collection ranges from images of fashionable ladies riding in a sunlit park to ragged wretches in a shadowy side street. Here are remarkably perceptive sketches of workaday London, busy marketplaces, the Christy Minstrels, a waterman's family, thieves gambling, the Devils' Acre in Westminster, flower girls, waifs and strays, a wedding at the Abbey, provincials in search of lodgings, a garden party, prisoners in the Newgate exercise yard (a scene that so greatly impressed Vincent van Gogh that he copied it in a painting), stalls at Covent Garden Opera House, and many other scenes that capture the London of a bygone era. Taken from a volume that is widely regarded as the illustrator's greatest single work, the drawings in this collection will delight Dore admirers and anyone fascinated by the many aspects of Victorian London. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
Chesterton and Tolkien as theologians : the fantasy of the real Milbank, Alison, 1954-
In this book, Alison Milbank examines Chesterton's theology of gift as the means by which magic can become 'real,' thereby enabling characters to enter into reciprocal relations that connect them with the divine. Each chapter moves to apply these ideas to Tolkien's Lord of the Ring, presenting the argument that Tolkien's fiction can be viewed as the work of a Catholic writer steeped in Chestertonian ideas, and sharing his literary-theological poetics. --From publisher's description.
Follow the rabbit-proof fence Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014.
Questions for the Dalai Lama : answers on love, success, happiness & the meaning of life Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- author.
Shamanic regalia in the Far North Anawalt, Patricia Rieff, 1924- author.
On the High Line La Farge, Annik, author.
Jesus now : unveiling the present-day ministry of Christ Viola, Frank, author.
During His ministry on earth, Jesus of Nazareth spent most of His time healing the sick, casting out demons, training disciples, teaching the people, and preaching the kingdom of God. But what is Jesus Christ doing today? What is His present-day ministry?
Uncertain justice : the Roberts Court and the Constitution Tribe, Laurence H., author.
"From Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life. Yet the court remains a mysterious institution, and the motivations of the nine men and women who serve for life are often obscure. Now, in Uncertain Justice, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz show the surprising extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution. This essential book arrives at a make-or-break moment for the nation and the court. Political gridlock, cultural change, and technological progress mean that the court's decisions on key topics--including free speech, privacy, voting rights, and presidential power--could be uniquely durable. Acutely aware of their opportunity, the justices are rewriting critical aspects of constitutional law and redrawing the ground rules of American government. Tribe--one of the country's leading constitutional lawyers--and Matz dig deeply into the court's recent rulings, stepping beyond tired debates over judicial "activism" to draw out hidden meanings and silent battles. The undercurrents they reveal suggest a strikingly different vision for the future of our country, one that is sure to be hotly debated. Filled with original insights and compelling human stories, Uncertain Justice illuminates the most colorful story of all--how the Supreme Court and the Constitution frame the way we live"--
The bread machine cookbook German, Donna Rathmell, author.
Brain rules for baby : how to raise a smart and happy child from zero to five Medina, John, 1956- author.
The best-selling author of Brain Rules extends his popular plan to infants, sharing what the latest science says about raising smart and happy children, in a book that includes such advice as: TV is harmful for children under 2, the best predictor of academic performance is a child's level of self-control, praising effort is better than praising intelligence and much more. --Publishers description.
Innovative state : how new technologies can transform government Chopra, Aneesh P. (Aneesh Paul), 1972-
Drawing on interviews with tech and policy leaders, the first chief technology officer of the United States, inspired by private sector trailblazers, offers a look at how open government can establish a new paradigm for the twenty-first century.
Cocktail culture : recipes & techniques from behind the bar Soole, Shawn, 1980-
Knitting reimagined : an innovative approach to structure and shape with 25 breathtaking projects Epstein, Nicky.
The everygirl's guide to diet and fitness : how I lost 40 lbs and kept it off-- and how you can too! Menounos, Maria, 1978- author.
TV host and journalist Maria Menounos was once more than forty pounds overweight, low on energy, and often sick. Desperate for a change, she tried a wide array of diet and exercise fads--with zero success. Like most EveryGirl out there, Maria lacked the time, money, energy, and willpower to get in shape. Determined to overcome those obstacles, Maria spent a year developing commonsense diet, exercise, and lifestyle techniques that transcended traditional nutrition and weight-loss plans. Now, applying those techniques and bolstered by the wisdom, insight, and secrets of some of the world's leading health and fitness experts--as well as the glamorous, superfit superstars she interviews regularly--Maria has created the ultimate no-time, no-money, no-willpower guide to losing weight, getting fit, and gaining long-term health and success.
Winter cocktails : mulled ciders, hot toddies, punches, pitchers, and cocktail party snacks Sacasa, Maria del Mar, author.
The new braiding handbook : 60 modern twists on classic hairstyles Smith, Abby, author.
A year with Six Sisters' Stuff : 52 menu plans, recipes, and ideas to bring families together.
Compilation of 52 weekly menu plans to help make dinnertime fun and easy for families.
An unquiet mind Jamison, Kay R.
Transcendental meditation in America : how a New Age movement remade a small town in Iowa Weber, Joseph, author.
What's in a phrase? : pausing where scripture gives you pause McEntyre, Marilyn Chandler, 1949-
Prince Valiant Foster, Harold R. (Harold Rudolf), 1892-1982.
"Universally acclaimed as the most stunningly gorgeous adventure comic strip of all time, Prince Valiant ran for 35 years under the virtuoso pen of its creator, Hal Foster. (Such was its popularity that today, decades after Foster's death, it continues to run under different hands.) The giant Sunday-funnies pages (Valiant ran only on Sundays) gave Foster a huge canvas upon which he was able to limn epic swordfights, stunning scenes of pomp and pageantry, and some of the most beautiful human beings-- male and female-- ever to appear in comics. And he matched his nonpareil visual sense with the narrative instincts of a born storyteller, propelling his daring young hero from one crisis to another with barely a panel to catch one's breath. Prince Valiant has previously been widely available only in re-colored, somewhat degraded editions (now out of print and fetching collectors' prices). Thanks to advances in production technology and newly available original proof sheets, this new series from the industry leader in quality strip classics is the first to feature superb restored artwork that captures every delicate line and chromatic nuance of Foster's original masterpiece. Comic strip aficionados will be ecstatic, and younger readers who enjoy a classic adventure yarn will be bowled over"--Publisher's web site.
The bicycling big book of cycling for beginners : everything a new cyclist needs to know to gear up and start riding Bortman, Tori.
"The indispensable, must-have guide for anyone looking to gear up and start pedaling. Bicycling is undergoing a renaissance in this country as millions of people are taking to the streets in this nostalgic, beloved pastime. From purchasing one's first bike to learning all its different components, Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners is the go-to guide for any beginning cyclist's collection. The vast territory of cycling and its facets will become a welcome terrain for any rider who wants to ride smarter, faster, and safer using this incredible wealth of knowledge. As the sales of new bicycles increase every year, these helpful tips will educate and inform beginning cyclists so they perform to their maximum potential, all while having fun. Trusted bicycle consultant Tori Bortman distills the essentials every beginning cyclist needs to know. She covers different types of rides, the components of bicycles, proper cycling clothing and equipment, basic road skills, nutrition, training, maintenance, and how to ride for a cause. She also explores how to approach cycling from the conceptual beginnings into tangible, real-time facts about riding as a new cyclist, as well as elaborating on the bountiful health benefits of cycling, including weight loss, stress reduction, and boosted immunity. This is the ultimate guide to bicycling know-how for beginning cyclists"--
Carsick Waters, John, 1946-
"John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads 'I'm not psycho,' he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about: the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?"--Dust jacket flap.
The healthy coconut flour cookbook : more than 100 grain-free, gluten-free, Paleo-friendly recipes for every occasion Kerwien, Erica, 1962-
"Coconut flour is quickly becoming one of the most popular flours on the market today. It contains no gluten and no grain, and is also low in digestive carbs, making it a favorite among paleo, primal, gluten-free, and low-glycemic dieters. In addition to what coconut flour doesn't contain, what it does contain is just as impressive. Not only is it packed with protein, but it also contains four times more fiber than oat bran, just a few tablespoons provides you with between 28% to 50% of your daily required intake!Unlike gluten-free flour mixes, coconut flour may be used on its own and contains only one, all-natural ingredient: coconut! Its pure, slightly sweet taste is subtle enough that even coconut haters won't be able to detect it, and it lends itself perfectly to baked goods, creating results far superior to other gluten-free treats. One bite of light and moist coconut flour bread will have you addicted! With The Coconut Flour Cookbook, you'll learn how to bake wonderful breads, muffins, cakes, and more with this amazing flour, which is now easy to find in most grocery stores and online"--
Faithless execution : building the political case for Obama's impeachment McCarthy, Andrew C.
The author makes an argument for the impeachment of President Obama for overstepping the bounds of the powers of the President as laid out in the Constitution.
The tapping solution for weight loss & body confidence : a woman's guide to stressing less, weighing less, and loving more Ortner, Jessica, 1985- author.
"Many women live their lives believing that they can't ask for what they want until they change something they're unhappy with. No promotion until they get new skills. No relationship until they establish their career. No fulfillment until they find love. One of the most common conditions women place on themselves is weight loss--no love until they lose weight, no sex until they lose weight, no happiness until they lose weight. But Jessica Ortner, co-producer of the highly successful documentary on meridian tapping, The Tapping Solution, offers women a better choice. Why not lose the weight and create the life you've always dreamt of?As a culture obsessed with weight loss, we all know the latest fads that claim to help us drop pounds instantly. What often isn't discussed is the science behind the issue and how learning to deal with stress can promote and accelerate weight loss. Not only does stress create an overabundance of cortisol that is directly related to abdominal obesity, it also impacts behavior, supporting bad habits, including using food to deal with difficult emotions and painful situations.In this groundbreaking book, Jessica uses tapping to help tackle the stress that leads to weight gain--including the personal stresses of low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. Using her own struggles with weight loss, along with success stories of some of the thousands of women she's worked with, Jessica walks readers through the process of discovering their personal power and self-worth.Her program is based on extensive research into the benefits and success of tapping and the hormones involved in stress and weight gain. In this book she guides readers through a proven process of overcoming their dependency on food. She covers everything from the emotional aspects of overeating and cravings, to how to find joy in exercise, the power of pleasure, and how our families and friends may inadvertently add to the problem.With hope, heart, humor, and science, Jessica weaves a path to a happy, healthy life full of confidence and joy"--
Persona non grata : the death of free speech in the Internet age Flanagan, Thomas, 1944-, author.
In February 2013, Tom Flanagan, acclaimed academic, University of Calgary professor, and former advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, made comments surrounding the issue of viewing child pornography that were tweeted from the event he was speaking at and broadcast worldwide. In the time it took to drive from Lethbridge to his home in Calgary, Flanagan's career and reputation were virtually in tatters. Every media outlet made the story front-page news, most of them deriding Flanagan and casting him as a pariah.
Papyrus : the plant that changed the world, from ancient Egypt to today's water wars Gaudet, John J., author.
Offers an examination of the papyrus plant, looking at the important role it played in ancient Egyptian culture as a source of paper, as well as its unique properties that could help combat ecological and social problems in the modern world.
The memory book Lorayne, Harry.
Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at school, in sports and play. Discover how easy it is to: file phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head, learn foreign words and phrases with ease, read with speed--and greater understanding, shine in the classroom--and shorten study hours, dominate social situations, and more.
Essential sewing reference tool Crim, Carla Hegeman.
This comprehensive, must-have book, Essential Sewing Reference Tool, by Carla Hegeman Crim, is an indispensable guide for anyone who sews (or wants to start). Organized for easy readability and usage, it covers everything you need to know whether you're making home decor, clothing, or accessories. Contents include an extensive overview on tools and materials, step-by-step instructions on various seams and finishes, information on zipper installation, size conversion charts, more than 300 how-to photographs, and so much more.
The evolution of a corporate idealist : when girl meets oil Bader, Christine.
"There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world's biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices. They are trying to prevent the next Rana Plaza factory collapse, the next Deepwater Horizon explosion, the next Foxconn labor abuses. Obviously, they don't always succeed. Christine Bader was one of those people. She loved BP and then-CEO John Browne's lofty rhetoric on climate change and human rights -- until a string of fatal BP accidents, Browne's abrupt resignation under a cloud of scandal, and the start of Tony Hayward's tenure as chief executive, which would end with the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Bader's story of working deep inside the belly of the beast is unique in its details, but not in its themes: of feeling like an outsider both inside the company (accused of being a closet activist) and out (assumed to be a corporate shill), of getting mixed messages from senior management, of being frustrated with corporate life but committed to pushing for change from within. The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: Girl Meets Oil is based on Bader's experience with BP and then with a United Nations effort to prevent and address human rights abuses linked to business. Using her story as its skeleton, Bader weaves in the stories of other "Corporate Idealists" working inside some of the world's biggest and best-known companies"--
The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse Qinggong, 1272-1352, author.
The complete Peanuts : 1991 to 1992 Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000, author, illustrator.
Aperture magazine anthology : the Minor White years, 1952-1976
Published on the occasion of Aperture's sixtieth anniversary, this first-ever anthology of critical writings--from the magazine's founders and others central to the formation of midcentury American photography--addresses issues that are still fundamental to the medium. How does one "read" a photograph? What are the boundaries of the photographic medium?
Paleo dog : give your best friend a long life, healthy weight, and freedom from illness by nurturing his inner wolf Hofve, Jean.
The people vs. Barack Obama : the criminal case against the Obama administration Shapiro, Ben.
"New York Times bestselling author Ben Shapiro presents a comprehensive case against Barack Obama's abuses of power during his time in office. From the DOJ to the NSA, from the EPA to the Department of Health and Human Services, Barack Obama's administration has become a labyrinth of corruption and overreach touching every aspect of Americans' lives. The People vs. Barack Obama strips away the soft media picture of the Obama administration to reveal a regime motivated by pure, unbridled power and details how each scandal has led to dozens of instances of as-yet-unprosecuted counts of espionage, involuntary manslaughter, violation of internal revenue laws, bribery, and obstruction of justice. The story of the Obama administration is a story of abuse, corruption, and venality on the broadest scale ever to spring from the office of the presidency. President Obama may be the culmination of a century of government growth--but more important, he is the apotheosis of the imperial presidency. Obama chooses when to enforce immigration laws, delays his own Obamacare proposals when it is politically convenient to do so, micromanages the economy, attacks the Supreme Court, Congress, and the sovereign states. And he proclaims that he alone is the voice of the people while encroaching on their rights. In The People vs. Barack Obama, Ben Shapiro brings Obama into the people's court and addresses each of his abuses of power"--
Trading with the enemy : the covert economy during the American Civil War Leigh, Philip, author.
The ultimate protein pow(d)er cookbook : think outside the shake Sward, Anna, author.
Provides easy-to-follow recipes for protein bars, breads, quiches, pizza, muffins, pancakes, cookies, cakes, and more.
Fresh pantry : eat seasonally, cook smart & learn to love your vegetables Pennington, Amy, 1974-
Learning Linocut : a comprehensive guide to the art of relief printing through linocut Yeates, Susan.
"Learning Linocut is an exciting and detailed guide to the art of relief printing by exploring linocut. The book takes the reader on a comprehensive tour of the whole creative process, from generating ideas and setting up a studio space to cutting techniques, mark-making and printing a lino block. The book also covers more complex techniques for multiple-colored linocuts including the reduction technique, the key-block system and experimental linocutting. Learning Linocut contains plenty of easy to follow step-by-step guides (illustrated by color photos), interesting and innovative suggestions of ways to work with lino and even useful 'tips' from the author providing extra pointers for things to try next. The linocut techniques discussed in this book can either be carried out at home or in a professional printmaking studio."--From publisher's website.
Prayer medicine : how to dance, cry, sing, meditate, wrestle, love & pray your way to healing Savary, Louis M.
Running from giants : the Holocaust through the eyes of a child Ackerman, Margareta, 1983-
The scent of scandal : greed, betrayal, and the world's most beautiful orchid Pittman, Craig.
Subtle worlds : an explorer's field notes Spangler, David, 1945-
In this book David Spangler provides a series of maps to places where the soul can find nourishment, joy and understanding of the subtle world.
Walking Jane Austen's London : [a tour guide for the modern traveller] Allen, Louise, 1949-
Includes nine walking tours of the London Jane Austen knew personally, and also of the settings of her novels.
When grief calls forth the healing : a memoir of losing a twin Morgan, Mary R.
In 1961, Michael Rockefeller, son of then-governor of New York State Nelson A. Rockefeller, mysteriously disappeared off the remote coast of southern New Guinea. Amid the glare of international public interest, the governor, along with his daughter Mary, Michael's twin, set off on a futile search, only to return empty handed and empty hearted. What followed were Mary's twenty-seven-year repression of her grief and an unconscious denial of her twin's death, which haunted her relationships and controlled her life. In this startlingly frank and moving memoir, Mary R. Morgan struggles to claim an individual identity, which enables her to face Michael's death and the huge loss it engendered. With remarkable honesty, she shares her spiritually evocative healing journey and her story of moving forward into a life of new beginnings and meaning, especially in her work with others who have lost a twin. "The sea change began one November day in 1961. I remember the moment before. A window in the corner of my parents' living room drew my attention. A windblown branch from an azalea bush scratched the surface of the glass, making a discordant sound. My father stands out clearly, his figure powerful and solid next to the soft, down-pillowed sofa. By the window, my two brothers and I are clustered around my mother, wary, and watching him. It was barely two months since Father had separated from her. And just days before, he'd called a press conference, choosing to publicly expose his affair and his decision to remarry. Father held a yellow cablegram in his hand. Mike, my twin brother, was missing off the coast of New Guinea. Missing . . . The 's' sound. Like a thin knife, it slipped deep inside me. No resistance, just a sharp, knowing pain and then shimmering silence" -Adapted from Chapter One.
Why, God, why? : how to be delivered from confusion Meyer, Joyce, 1943-
"Why not us?" : a chronology of the Seattle Seahawks' first Super Bowl championship season Arnold, Mark, author.
After reading Pete Carroll's book "Win Forever" I had a really good feeling about the Seattle Seahawks and their 2013 NFL season. Call it a premonition, but I kind of knew this would be the year they would go to and win their first Super Bowl. Having this awareness at the outset of the season, I realized that I had an opportunity: why not create a week by week chronology of the season as it progressed, documenting the team's exploits as they advanced through the campaign to the Big Game? I am also a blogger and I thought it would be cool to publish my reports, both as the season went along as a blog, and after it was over as a book. So that is what I did, and that is what you have in "Why Not Us? A Chronology of the Seattle Seahawks' First Super Bowl Championship Season". If you are a "Twelve" or just a fan of football, you will love it!
Watch dogs Hodgson, David S. J, author.
Olive odyssey : searching for the secrets of the fruit that seduced the world Angus, Julie.
Daughter of the king Lansky, Sandra, 1937- author.
The only daughter of the gangster legend Meyer Lansky opens up about her life as a wild child of the 1950s, her heartbreak and tragedy-- including the insanity of her mother and the crippling handicap of her eldest brother-- and her father's unexpected tenderness.
How the poor can save capitalism : rebuilding the path to the middle class Bryant, John, 1966-
"This book has a simple message for business leaders: you help yourselves by helping the poor. Instead of feeling as if the economy is working against them, the poor need to feel they have a stake in it so they will buy your products and put money in the bank. Supporting poor people's efforts to move into the middle class is the only way to enrich everyone, rich and poor alike"--
The serpent's promise : the Bible interpreted through modern science Jones, Steve, 1944- author.
Revisits Bible stories as seen through the lens of modern science, attempting to determine if humans are really descended from Adam and Eve and if Noah's great flood was actually a representation of the end of the Ice Age.
Bling it up! : super cute craft techniques to add decoden sparkle to phone cases, purses, jewelry & more Knight, Choly, author.
Make your accessories super kawaii with the Japanese art of decoden! Inside you'll find 16 outrageously whimsical projects for embellishing your phone case, acrylic nails, sunglasses, toiletries kit, and even your sneakers with impractical indulgence.
The iodine crisis : what you don't know about iodine can wreck your life Farrow, Lynne, author.
The author presents information, case studies and patients' experiences researching and using iodine to counteract bromine exposure as well as diseases such as breast disease and cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid diseases, weight gain and brain fog.
The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side Lewis, Damien.
"The true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts--ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul--a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherd--whom he named Ant--after being shot down on a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, Robert hid Ant inside his jacket as he escaped. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they flew together with Bomber Command. And though Ant was eventually grounded due to injury, he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie, and refusing food and sleep until they were reunited. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the 'Animal VC'"--Provided by publisher.
Coming out atheist : how to do it, how to help each other, and why Christina, Greta.
Ginger bliss and the violet fizz : a cocktail lover's guide to mixing drinks using new and classic liqueurs Rathbun, A. J. (Arthur John), 1969-
iOS app development for dummies Feiler, Jesse, author.
Under the table : a Dorothy Parker cocktail guide Fitzpatrick, Kevin C., 1966-
"Few writers have earned Dorothy Parker's reputation for drinking as much or as hard, and fewer still have achieved her notorious skill at wisecracking wit. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society, gives us an intoxicating new look at the doyenne of the ripping riposte through the lens she most preferred: the bottom of a glass. A bar book for Parker enthusiasts and literary tipplers alike, Under the Table offers a unique take on Parker, the infamous Algonquin Round Table, and the Jazz Age by profiling and celebrating the drinks that she, her bitter friends, and sweetest enemies enjoyed and discussed. Each entry of this delicious compendium offers a fascinating and lively background of a period cocktail, its ingredients, and the characters associated with it. The book also features a special selection of twenty-first century speakeasy-style recipes from top mixologists from across the country. A complete recipe with detailed instructions forms the centerpiece of each entry, and topping it off are illuminating excerpts from Parker's poems, stories, and other writings that will allow you to enjoy her world from the speakeasies of New York City to the watering holes of Hollywood"--
It happened on the Oregon Trail : remarkable events that shaped history Wagner, Tricia Martineau.
"It Happened on the Oregon Trail [2nd ed.] takes readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from the Oregon Trail's storied past. Including both famous tales, and famous names--and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings"--provided by publisher.
In the shadow of Saint Death : the Gulf Cartel and the price of America's drug war in Mexico Deibert, Michael, author.
It's never too late to play piano : a learn-as-you-play tutor with interactive CD Wedgwood, Pamela.
Appliqué : 25 inspirational sewing projects shown step by step Boase, Petra.
Petra Boase presents a guide to the versatile needlecraft of applique, with 25 original projects specially designed by today's leading craftspeople. Included are over 300 specially commissioned full-colour photographs.
Paying for the party : how college maintains inequality Armstrong, Elizabeth A., author.
In an era of skyrocketing tuition and mounting concern over whether college is "worth it," the authors assess the state of American higher education. They provide a powerful exposé of unmet obligations and misplaced priorities, and explain in vivid detail why so many leave college with so little to show for it. Mapping different pathways available to students at a flagship Midwestern public university, the authors demonstrate that the most well-resourced and seductive route is a "party pathway" anchored in the Greek system, facilitated by the administration--and with serious disadvantages for the majority of students.
Who speaks to your heart? : tuning in to hear God's whispers Adams, Stacy Hawkins, 1971-
Offering insight, inspiration, and practical ideas on how to connect more often and more deeply with God, Adams helps give you and women the world over the courage to go deeper and grow deeper in God's word to hear Him more clearly. Women young and old will be empowered and renewed by Adams' reminder that- regardless of the labels placed on you by society, your family, your friends, and even yourself-your best and most important title is the one given by God ... chosen vessel.
The concise Oxford Spanish dictionary : Spanish-English, English-Spanish
Provides coverage of more 170,000 words and phrases and 240,000 translations, as well as notes on the life and culture of countries of the Spanish-speaking world.
Kids are worth it! : giving your child the gift of inner discipline Coloroso, Barbara.
Boozehound : on the trail of the rare, the obscure, and the overrated in spirits Wilson, Jason, 1974-
"A journalistic excursion into lesser-known, forgotten, and misunderstood spirits from around the world, with recipes"--Provided by publisher.
Three testaments : Torah, Gospel, and Quran Brown, Brian A., 1942-
Be nobody Marut, Lama, 1953- author.
The curious bartender : the artistry and alchemy of creating the perfect cocktail Stephenson, Tristan, author.
The People's Republic of amnesia : Tiananmen revisited Lim, Louisa.
"Despite its emergence from backward isolation into a dynamic world economic power, a quarter-century after the People's Army crushed unarmed protesters--labeled anti-revolutionaries--in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the defining event of China's modern history remains buried. Memory is dangerous in a country built to function on national amnesia. A single act of public remembrance might expose the frailty of the state's carefully constructed edifice of accepted history, one kept aloft by strict censorship, blatant falsehood, and willful forgetting. Though the consequences of Tiananmen Square are visible everywhere throughout China, what happened there has been consigned to silence. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, NPR's China correspondent Louisa Lim offers an insider's account of this seminal tragedy, revealing the enormous impact it had on China and the reverberations still felt today. Official hypocrisy and the government's obsession with maintaining stability and silence have deepened June 4th's impact on the nation's psyche. Lim interweaves portraits of eight individuals whose lives have been shaped by June 4--including the two women who started Tiananmen Mothers, one of the first and most prominent grassroots organizations outside the Chinese government's control, a student survivor involved in the protests, a soldier who took part in the suppression, and a high-ranking government administrator who played a role in ordering the tanks into the square. In the process she offers a textured, intimate, and haunting look at the national tragedy and an unhealed wound"--
Inside Marine One : four U.S. Presidents, one proud Marine, and the world's most amazing helicopter L'Heureux, Ray, 1961-
The world according to Bob : the further adventures of one man and his streetwise cat Bowen, James, 1979-
As James struggled to adjust to his transformation from street musician to international celebrity, Bob was at his side, providing moments of intelligence, bravery, and humor and opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust, and the meaning of happiness. In the continuing tale of their life together, James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life-threatening danger.
More spooky campfire tales : tales of hauntings, strange happenings, and other local lore Schlosser, S. E., author.
Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences under starry skies. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and stormy night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to grandma's, this is a collection to treasure.
Act like a lady, think like a man : what men really think about love, relationships, intimacy, and commitment Harvey, Steve, 1956-
Steve Harvey has updated his classic with new advice and insights. Whether it's why women should enforce a "90-Day Probation Period" before they give their men sexual "benefits" - the way Ford motor company withholds medical and dental benefits until an employee has been on the job for 3 months - or explaining to women why men would rather "fix it" than talk about it, Steve Harvey's advice is always spot-on and laden with warmth and humor. But behind the laughter is his sincere desire to help women understand men. With liberal use of his own adventures in love and courtship, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is an honest, compelling, and realistic examination of how men think about love and sex and what women need to know so that they can set realistic expectations of the men in their life.
The complete guide to wiring : current with 2014-2017 electrical codes.
"New 6th edition has been revised and updated to be fully compliant with the 2014 National Electrical Code. Full-color photography and step-by-step information covers all of the most common do-it-yourself home wiring skills and projects, including installation and repair"--
Indian Himalaya handbook Betts, Vanessa, author.
100 : (monologues) Bogosian, Eric.
"This new collection by one of America's premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists includes one hundred monologues from his acclaimed plays and solo shows including: Drinking in America, Men Inside, Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and more. Also included are additional pieces from the Pulitzer Prize finalist Talk Radio and Notes from Underground."--
How to make a Japanese garden : an inspirational visual reference to a classic garden style, beautifully illustrated with over 80 stunning photographs Chesshire, Charles, author.
Birding with Yeats : a memoir Thomson, Lynn, 1960-, author.
The French house : an American family, a ruined 'maison,' and the village that restored them all Wallace, Don, 1952-
"Shortly after Don and Mindy Wallace move to Manhattan to jump-start their writing careers, they learn of a house for sale in a village they once visited on a tiny French island off the Brittany coast. Desperate for a life change, the Wallaces bravely (and impulsively) buy it almost sight unseen. What they find when they arrive is a ruin, and it isn't long before their lives begin to resemble it--with hilarious and heartwarming results."--Back cover.
Predictive leadership : avoiding the 12 critical mistakes that derail growth-hungry companies Dando, Kirk.
"Nothing masks issues and robs an organization of its full potential like success That's right! Most successful, growth-hungry companies begin to miss their projections or worse, not because demand is low or conditions are difficult, but simply because they don't know how to predict, nurture, or even maintain their own growth and success. At each stage of growth, natural problems are glossed over in the scramble to expand, making the organization vulnerable to chaos, no matter how strong or expert its leaders. Most leaders feel isolated, pressured to build on earlier success and maintain total control - the perfect recipe for the 12 most common and critical mistakes to show up and slow or kill growth.Kirk Dando, leadership and growth expert, CEO of Dando Advisors, calls these roadblocks the "12 Warning Signs of Success," and has helped leaders across industries predict, prepare, and avoid them at every stage of growth. Predictive Leadership is rich with real-world stories, prescriptive advice on how to scale your business and limit the drama so you can unlock the growth and success you desire.Maybe you had the right idea but hired the wrong person. Maybe you're running into a leadership bottleneck, having trouble getting your team aligned, unknowingly incentivizing failure, or losing sight of your core values. Dando, known in leadership circles as the "Company Whisperer," has encountered every one of these obstacles himself, as a C-level executive in a high-growth billion-dollar business. He knows firsthand that these moments of truth determine whether you can lead your company to become a strong, mature, and financially sustainable organization, or drift toward an uncertain future. "--
Fed up : the high costs of cheap food Slongwhite, Dale Finley, 1951-
This book provides an intimate look at the lives of former African-American farmworkers who labored in central Florida's farms along the shores of Lake Apopka. The author familiarizes readers with the history of Lake Apopka and the social and environmental injustice centered on food production that has taken place there.
The spirit of St. Louis Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974.
Describes the planning and execution of the first nonstop airplane flight from New York to Paris and discusses the aviator's life in the first third of the twentieth century.
Bears in the backyard : big animals, sprawling suburbs, and the new urban jungle Ricciuti, Edward R., author.
Fodor's see it. Scotland.
Provides information on accommodations, restaurants, shopping, sights, and transportation in Scotland.
Who invented the bicycle kick? : soccer's greatest legends and lore Simpson, Paul, 1961- author.
"Providing answers to more than 100 mysteries, Simpson and Hesse explore the beautiful game as never before, shedding new light on legends such as Pele, Maradona, Messi, Beckham, Ronaldo, and Rooney, and uncovering lost histories of international clubs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Aston Villa, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, and more. Challenging conventional wisdom, and destroying many urban myths, Who Invented the Bicycle Kick' is a must-read for every soccer lover."--Page  of cover.
Jump attack : the formula for explosive athletic performance, jumping higher, and training like the pros Grover, Tim.
"Jump Attack is [Tim] Grover's legendary training program ... The new Jump Attack features a 3-phase, 12-week program based on cutting edge exercise science and designed to produce explosive results ... success is mostly a result of hard work and mental toughness. Jump Attack gives readers the missing piece of the puzzle: the physical program, offering a complete plan to achieve top performance and train like the pros"--
George MacDonald : divine carelessness and fairytale levity Gabelman, Daniel, 1979-
Drawing cute animals in colored pencil Akikusa, Ai, author.
Learn to code HTML & CSS : develop & style websites Howe, Shay, author.
Visualizing Guadalupe : from Black Madonna to Queen of the Americas Peterson, Jeanette Favrot.
"The Virgin of Guadalupe is famously migratory, traversing continents and crossing and recrossing oceans. Guadalupe's earliest cult originated in medieval Iberia, where Our Lady of Guadalupe from Extremadura, Spain, played a significant role in the reconquista and garnered royal backing. The Spanish Guadalupe accompanied the conquistadors as part of the spiritual arsenal used to Christianize the Americas, where new images of the Virgin acted as catalysts to implant her devotion within multiethnic constituencies. This masterful study by Jeanette Favrot Peterson traces the transmission of Guadalupe as la Virgen de ida y vuelta from Spain to the Americas and back again, analyzing how the Spanish and Mexican titular images, and a selection of the copies they inspired, operated within the overlapping spheres of religion and politics. Peterson explores two central paradoxes: that only through a material object can a divine and invisible presence be authenticated and that Guadalupe's images were made to work for enacting revolutionary change while preserving the colonial status quo. She examines the artists who created images of Guadalupe, their patrons, and the diverse viewing audiences for whom those images were intended. This exegesis reveals that visual evidence functioned on a par with written texts (treatises, chronicles, and sermons of ecclesiastical officialdom) in measuring popular beliefs and political strategies."--
Embroidery & patchwork revisited : an illustrated guide to hand stitching Vaine, Janice. author.
Decoupage : 25 handcrafted projects shown in 280 step-by-step photographs Pryce, Maggie, author.
Woven scarves : 26 inspired designs for the rigid heddle loom Patrick, Jane.
Treat yourself : 70 classic snacks you loved as a kid (and still love today) Steinhauer, Jennifer.
Shares recipes for preparing homemade versions of such classic snack foods as Lorna Doone shortbread cookies, Fig Newtons, Cheetos, Cracker Jacks, and orange creamsicles.
Summer food : new summer classics Lowe, Paul, 1966- author.
Features more than 90 recipes for light and flavorful fare for every meal of the day--from brunch favorites to light suppers, refreshing cocktails, and fruit-forward desserts. Dishes like grilled escarole with plums and goat cheese, salmon with crème fraiche and garden herbs, quinoa with capers, torn basil, and tomatoes, and lamb burgers with minty pesto celebrate the fresh flavors of the season and are well suited for sharing with friends and family at alfresco meals. Photography throughout the book showcases the simplicity and beauty of summer cooking. Photography of the seaside, finished dishes, and summer ingredients emphasizes the book's carefree nature and style.
Olive trees and honey : a treasury of vegetarian recipes from Jewish communities around the world Marks, Gil.
For more than three millennia, vegetarian cooking has been a central component of the rich fabric of Jewish culinary tradition around the world. Olive Trees and Honey is a tribute to this vital realm of Jewish heritage, showcasing an authentic collection of vegetarian dishes that have graced Jewish tables across the ages from Alsace to Uzbekistan, and are still very much alive today - at holidays, rituals, festivals, and everyday meals alike." "In Olive Trees and Honey, eminent Jewish cooking expert, chef, and Rabbi Gil Marks presents a magnificent treasury of meatless fare suitable for any table: 300 simple, enticing recipes that accentuate signature flavors of time-honored dishes. The classics here - soups, salads, pastas, legumes, vegetable stews, egg dishes, and more - represent every part of the menu from an expansive global palette." "Throughout the book, Marks sheds light on the origins and evolution of cuisines and dishes - and of the communities that created them. There are chapters on suitable recipes for key Jewish holidays and on essential ingredients and seasonings. Maps in each chapter chart the paths of several unique gustatory traditions through history.
Duct tape discovery workshop : easy & stylish duct tape designs Jenny, Tonia, 1969- author.
Duct tape has never looked so good! With the help of Duct Tape Discovery Workshop, you'll learn the techniques to make working with duct tape easy and stylish.
The Art of Neil Gaiman Campbell, Hayley, author.
With unprecedented access to Neil Gaiman's personal archives, the author gives an insider's glimpse into the artistic inspirations and musings of one of the world's most visionary writers.
Complete family nutrition Clarke, Jane, 1966- author.
Keeping our families healthy and nourished can be difficult in today's fast paced, eat on the go lifestyle. It can be confusing to figure out who in your family needs,and doesn't need, which nutrients as they grow. Complete Family Nutrition is here to help. It is a one stop visual guide to the best, most balanced diet for every family member, from infants to adults. Ideal for busy parents and families concerned with eating healthy, Complete Family Nutrition explains how nutrition can promote healthy weight, optimal memory, growth and development, digestive health, and balanced moods. It discusses the essential nutrients (and serving sizes) that each family member needs, and includes details on proteins, fats, carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, and salt. Fifty easy to follow recipes are included so that you can help keep your family on track.
Recife & Northeast Brazil Robinson, Alex, author.
Salvador & Bahia Robinson, Alex, author.
Rio de Janeiro Robinson, Alex, author.
Evil next door : the untold story of a killer undone by DNA Lamb, Amanda.
Describes how Detective Ken Copeland and his partner Jackie Taylor brought the killer of twenty-three-year-old Raleigh, North Carolina, resident Stephanie Bennett to justice through DNA, providing closure for the victim's family.
Eat more, weigh less : Dr. Dean Ornish's program for losing weight safely while eating abundantly Ornish, Dean.
Hiking the Sierra Nevada : a guide to the area's greatest hiking adventures Parr, Barry, 1955- author.
Hidden warbirds II : more epic stories of finding, recovering, and rebuilding WWII's lost aircraft Veronico, Nick, 1961-
"The second installment in a series exploring the stories of famous wrecks and recoveries of World War II-era aircraft. Features over 150 photographs depicting more than 20 warbird stories around the world"--
World War II from above : an aerial view of the global conflict Harwood, Jeremy, 1947- author.
"[The] story of the battle waged by Allied and Axis spies in the skies to obtain accurate aerial intelligence during the Second World War"--Page 4 of cover.
The arsenal of democracy : FDR, Detroit, and an epic quest to arm an America at war Baime, A. J. (Albert J.)
Tells the incredible story of how Detroit answered the call to arms during WWII, centering on Henry Ford and his tortured son Edsel, who, when asked if they could deliver 50,000 airplanes, made an outrageous claim: Ford Motor Company would erect a plant that could yield a "bomber an hour."
Collective genius : the art and practice of leading innovation
"What is the relationship between leadership and innovation? How can some companies innovate again and again--continuously producing products and services that customers want--while most other firms cannot? How do you unleash consistent creativity in those around you? In this important new book, a team of preeminent thinkers--leadership scholar and Harvard Business School professor Linda Hill (Becoming a Manager, Being the Boss), former Pixar technology wizard Greg Brandeau, MIT researcher Emily Truelove, and writer and former executive Kent Lineback (Being the Boss)--reveal what they say is the inextricable yet significant link between leadership and innovation. Based on extensive research at many of the world's top organizations, Collective Genius makes the compelling argument that today's knowledge-intensive global economy demands innovation not just as a competence, but as a much deeper part of the culture of the enterprise. They say the leadership implications of this are profound and result in the difference between those organizations that consistently innovate and those that do not. With vivid real-life voices, rich ethnographic description, and expert guidance from authors who've led innovation and creativity first hand in their own organizations, Collective Genius will expand and deepen our leadership wisdom and competence for a new century"--
It's not the how or the what but the who : succeed by surrounding yourself with the best Fernandez Araoz, Claudio.
"Succeed by mastering the art of the who Why surround yourself with the best? Because it matters-in all aspects of life. In fact, in professional environments, getting people right-what global leadership authority Claudio Fernandez-Araoz calls "the art of great, who' decisions"-marks the difference between success and failure. To thrive, you need to identify those with the highest potential, get them in your corner and on your team, and help them grow. Yet surprisingly very few of us are able to meet that challenge. This series of short and engaging essays outlines the obstacles to great "who" decisions and offers solutions to address them in a systematic way. Drawing from several decades of experience in global executive search and talent development, as well as the latest management and psychology research, Fernandez-Araoz offers wisdom and practical advice to improve the choices we make about employees and mentors, business partners and friends, top corporate leaders and even elected officials. The personal stories and cutting-edge studies described in the book will help you understand both your own failings and the external forces commonly at play in staffing decisions. The author shares concrete recommendations on how to select the best people, bring out their strengths, foster collective greatness in the groups you've assembled, and create not only better organizations but also a better society. Starting with the cases of Amazon pioneer Jeff Bezos and Brazilian tycoon Roger Agnelli and continuing with individual and corporate examples from around the world, Fernandez-Araoz paints a vivid picture of what great "who" decisions look like and presents a fresh and commanding argument about why they matter more than ever today. "--
Quiverfull : inside the Christian patriarchy movement Joyce, Kathryn, 1979-
Provides an intimate view of the patriarchy movement. They believe the "biblical" woman wears modest, feminine dress and avoids not only sex but also dating before marriage. She doesn't speak in church, or try to have authority over men. She is a submissive wife who bolsters her husband in his role as spiritual and earthly leader of the family.
Anti-aging cures : life changing secrets to reverse the effects of aging : your key to the real fountain of youth Forsythe, James W.
"Are you tired of searching for the fountain of youth? Well, look no more. In this book, Nevada medical oncologist Dr. James Forsythe, one of the world's leading anti-aging experts, reveals how to slow and even reverse the aging process. Based on meticulously researched clinical evidence, this book provides an account of revolutionary anti-aging treatments that can prevent the health conditions associated with getting old. The key to youth, good health, and vitality as we age comes from our body's Master Hormone that naturally produces human growth hormone (HGH ). As we advance in years, the body produces less and less of this vital hormone and we begin to see and feel symptoms of the aging process. By rejuvenating the Master Hormone gland using a range of safe and natural Bio-Stimulators, as this book shows, we improve the quality and duration of the human lifespan, prevent heart disease and obesity, and maintain optimal health as we mature. The medically documented and proven benefits include: loss of body-fat mass, improved skin texture and tone, improved bone density, improved libido and sleep quality, and much more. Dr. Forsythe, who wrote the official United States government protocol for administering growth hormone to fight aging, describes how readers can harness the power of Bio-Stimulators safely, legally, and naturally, to combat the ravages of aging. The book also describes simple ways to release more growth hormone in your body by using combinations of everyday foods, exercise, and quality sleep. Backed by firm medical science evidence, Anti-Aging Cures will teach you how all of these natural cures for aging work their magic on the human body"--
Natural pregnancy : practical medical advice and holistic wisdom for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth Feder, Lauren.
"The complete guide to a healthy, natural pregnancy. Pregnancy and childbirth can be one of the most exciting times in a couple's life. With Natural Pregnancy, you can make informed, educated decisions about your pregnancy to ensure your baby is born happy and healthy--naturally. Natural Pregnancy is the perfect resource for expectant parents, whether you choose to opt for an all-natural birth, or are looking to combine conventional treatments with homeopathy and holistic medicine, Natural Pregnancy is the all-in-one reference to keep your pregnancy simple and safe. Natural Pregnancy answers your questions and offers advice on common topics, including: * Prenatal tests and procedures, including ultrasound and amniocentesis * Vaccinations during pregnancy * Homeopathic medicine for common pregnancy conditions and easier childbirth * Midwives and doulas * Home birth * Homeopathy for healing after amniocentesis, perineal tears, and cesarean section ...and much more! As medical techniques continue to advance, natural births are now safer than ever. For any parent looking to approach pregnancy and childbirth in a more holistic and natural way, Natural Pregnancy is your authoritative and reliable resource each step of the way"--
Alaska : a visual tour of America's great land Devine, Bob, 1951-
Nature's God : the heretical origins of the American republic Stewart, Matthew, 1963-
"Drawing deeply on the study of European philosophy, Matthew Stewart pursues a genealogy of the philosophical ideas from which America's revolutionaries drew their inspiration, all ... researched and documented and enlivened with storytelling ... Along the way, he uncovers the true meanings of 'Nature's God,' 'self-evident,' and many other phrases crucial to our understanding of the American experiment but now widely misunderstood"--Dust jacket flap.
Lords of the sky : fighter pilots and air combat, from the Red Baron to the F-16 Hampton, Dan.
"The New York Times bestselling author of Viper Pilot and retired USAF F-16 legend Dan Hampton offers the first comprehensive popular history of combat aviation--a unique, entertaining, and action-packed look at the aces of the air and their machines, from the Red Baron and his triplane in World War I to today's technologically expert flying warriors in supersonic jets."--
Always faithful, always forward : the forging of a Special Operations Marine Couch, Dick, 1943-
Always Faithful, Always Forward follows the journey of a class of Marine candidates from their recruitment, through assessment and selection, to their qualification as Marines Special Operators. The assessment, selection, and training regimes are a combination of psychological testing and intense military training as well as being a physical and professional rite of passage. MARSOC Marines must be efficient, agile, independent, and prepared to live hard in the field. They are warriors trained in the full range of military skills, as well as teachers who can train locals to defend their communities and lead them in battle. But above all, they are Marines. Their ability to leverage their numbers by embedding with the locals and to live in remote locations has, in their short history, made them a valuable force and one with great utility in remote reaches of the world. Retired Navy Captain Dick Couch has been given unprecedented access to this new command and to the individual Marines of this exceptional special-operations unit, allowing him to chronicle the history and development of the Marine Special Operations Command and how they find, recruit, and train their special operators.
The art of the shim : low-alcohol cocktails to keep you level Sanders, Dinah.
The explorers : a story of fearless outcasts, blundering geniuses, and impossible success Dugard, Martin.
Examines "the saga of the [Richard Francis] Burton and [John Hanning] Speke expedition. To better understand their motivations and ultimate success, Dugard guides readers through the seven vital traits that Burton and Speke, as well as many of history's legendary explorers, called upon to see their impossible journeys through to the end: curiosity, hope, passion, courage, independence, self-discipline, and perseverance. In doing so, Dugard demonstrates that we are all explorers, and that these traits have a most practical application in everyday life"--Amazon.com.
The fixer : the notorious life of a front-page bail bondsman Judelson, Ira.
From New York's foremost bail bondsman with "over $30 million on the street" comes the story of a modern-day "fixer" who walks a fine line between hustler and humanitarian, with clients ranging from the rich and famous to the gangs of New York. The Fixer is a rollicking narrative that follows Ira Judelson as he learns the ins and outs of the down-and-dirty world of bail bonds. As the late great Johnnie Cochran once told him, "A lawyer can't get you out of jail, only a bondsman can." With from-the-gut prose, Judelson proves those words as he grows from process server to inside man. And he might just be the only thing standing between you and the injustice system, as only he knows which judge might let you slide, which lawyers will do pro bono for the right case, and which cops and DAs are open to second chances. But he also has many unwritten laws to share, including what to do and what not to do if you ever get caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.--From publisher description.
The secret club that runs the world : inside the fraternity of commodity traders Kelly, Kate, 1975-
"Nestled deep in the towers of banking and finance are the commodities traders who spend their days gambling with oil, gold, and corn contracts. They're highly-educated world travelers with a penchant for risk, and they're here to bet big on the future of the raw materials that make our economies hum. They're very wealthy, barely regulated, and can be a force for tremendous good--or ill. Now Kate Kelly, the bestselling author of Street Fighters, shines light not just on the commodities market, but also on some of its key figures. Her characters include Pierre Andurand, a hedge-fund manager who generated the winningest annual performance ever for an oil trader in 2008, and Ivan Glasenberg, whose secretive Swiss commodities giant, Glencore, has been thrown into the spotlight. Kelly paints a dramatic narrative of immense power in the hands of a few, and the so-far hapless efforts by the Obama Administration to rein in the cowboys"--
Fearless genius : the digital revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985-2000 Menuez, Doug, author.
In the spring of 1985, a technological revolution was under way in Silicon Valley, and documentary photographer Doug Menuez was there in search of a story--something big. At the same time, Steve Jobs was being forced out of his beloved Apple and starting over with a new company, NeXT Computer. His goal was to build a supercomputer with the power to transform education. Menuez had found his story: he proposed to photograph Jobs and his extraordinary team as they built this new computer, from conception to product launch. In an amazing act of trust, Jobs granted Menuez unlimited access to the company, and, for the next three years, Menuez was able to get on film the spirit and substance of innovation through the day-to-day actions of the world's top technology guru. From there, the project expanded to include the most trailblazing companies in Silicon Valley, all of which granted Menuez the same complete access that Jobs had granted. Menuez photographed behind the scenes with John Warnock at Adobe, John Sculley at Apple, Bill Gates at Microsoft, John Doerr at Kleiner Perkins, Bill Joy at Sun Microsystems, Gordon Moore and Andy Grove at Intel, Marc Andreessen at Netscape, and more than seventy other leading companies and innovators. It would be fifteen years before Menuez stopped taking pictures, just as the dotcom bubble burst. An extraordinary era was coming to its close.
The culture map : breaking through the invisible boundaries of global business Meyer, Erin, author.
"As today's business world becomes ever-more global and virtual, executives and managers are expected to work harmoniously together with counterparts from a broad array dramatically different cultures and backgrounds, often without leaving their desks. But when you throw people together who come from starkly different backgrounds and cultures- from Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments to French, Dutch, Israelis and Germans who get straight to the point ("your presentation was simply awful"), from Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy to the Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd- the result can sometimes be disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals. In The Culture Map, renowned expert Erin Meyer offers highly practical and timely perspective on one of today's most pressing business issues: how do different cultures influence the way to do business when working globally? And she explains how to dramatically increase business success by improving one's ability to understand the cultural drivers of colleagues, clients, and suppliers from different countries. With the rapid increase in global call centers, outsourcing, supply chains, and project teams, cultural diversity touches almost everyone. Globalization has led to the rapid connection of internationally based employees from all levels of multinational companies. The advent of information and communication technology means that work itself has globalized. Where once you might have been expected to collaborate with colleagues from one or two foreign territories, today many people are part of global networks connected with people scattered around the world. Yet most managers have little understanding of how local culture impacts global interaction. Even those who are culturally informed, travel extensively, and have lived abroad often have few strategies for dealing with the cross-cultural complexity that affects their team's day-to-day effectiveness. The Culture Map provides a new way forward, with vital insights for working effectively and sensitively with one's counterparts in the new global marketplace"--
Bike repair & maintenance Wiggins, Christopher, author.
The map thief : the gripping story of an esteemed rare-map dealer who made millions stealing priceless maps Blanding, Michael, author.
This is the story of an infamous crime, a revered map dealer with an unsavory secret, and the ruthless subculture that consumed him. Maps have long exerted a special fascination on viewers, both as beautiful works of art and as practical tools to navigate the world. But to those who collect them, the map trade can be a cutthroat business, inhabited by quirky and sometimes disreputable characters in search of a finite number of extremely rare objects. Once considered a respectable antiquarian map dealer, E. Forbes Smiley spent years doubling as a map thief, until he was finally arrested slipping maps out of books in the Yale University library. This book delves into the untold history of this fascinating high-stakes criminal and the inside story of the industry that consumed him. The author, a reporter and magazine writer, has interviewed all the key players in this stranger-than-fiction story, and shares the fascinating histories of maps that charted the New World, and how they went from being practical instruments to quirky heirlooms to highly coveted objects. Though pieces of the map theft story have been written before, the author is the first reporter to explore the story in full, and had the rare privilege of having access to Smiley himself after he had gone silent in the wake of his crimes. Moreover, although Smiley swears he has admitted to all of the maps he stole, libraries claim he stole hundreds more, and offer intriguing clues to prove it. Now, through a series of exclusive interviews with Smiley and other key individuals, the author teases out an astonishing tale of destruction and redemption. The story interweaves Smiley's escapades with the stories of the explorers and mapmakers he knew better than anyone. Tracking a series of brazen thefts, and an obsessive subculture, the author has pieced together an unforgettable story of high-stakes crime. -- Provided by publisher.
Crushed : [why guys don't have to make or break you] Minassian, Jessie.
The tastemakers : why we're crazy for cupcakes but fed up with fondue : (plus baconomics, superfoods, and other secrets from the world of food trends) Sax, David.
A food and business writer examines the world of food trends, revealing where they originate and where they end and who influences them, from food company test labs and trendy food trucks to what characters are eating on our television shows.
Now I see you : a memoir Kear, Nicole C.
"When [the author] was 19 years old, she walked into an eye doctor's office for what she thought was a routine appointment and was given a life-changing diagnosis. She was going blind, courtesy of a disease called retinitis pigmentosa, and she had a decade or so before lights-out. To cope, she decides to hide her disease and live like there's no tomorrow ... She tears through boyfriends, joins a circus school, and travels all over. But when she falls in love and gets pregnant just a few years shy of her vision's expiration date, she abandons her reckless ways in order to become the best mother she can be"--
Supersurvivors : the surprising link between suffering and success Feldman, David B., author.
Two psychologists explore the science of remarkable accomplishment in the wake of trauma, revealing the surprising principles that allow people to transform their lives and achieve extraordinary things.
Fish! : a proven way to boost morale and improve results Lundin, Stephen C., 1941-
Imagine a workplace where everyone chooses to bring energy, passion, and a positive attitude to the job every day. Imagine an environment in which people are truly connected to their work, to their colleagues, and to their customers. In this engrossing parable, a fictional manager is charged with the responsibility of turning a chronically unenthusiastic and unhelpful department into an effective team. Down the street from her office is Seattle's very real Pike Place Fish, a world famous market that is wildly successful thanks to its fun, bustling, joyful atmosphere and great customer service. By applying ingeniously simple lessons learned form the actual Pike PLace fishmongers, our manager discovers how to energize those who report to her and effect an astonishing transformation in her workplace. Addressing today's most pressing work issues (including employee retention and burnout) with an engaging metaphor and an appealing message that applies to anyone in any sector of any organization, Fish! offers wisdom that tis easy to grasp, instantly applicable, and profound--the hallmarks of a true business classic.
The fig tree parable : (Israel wins-- in 2018?) Neutzling, Michael.
The transforming image : painted arts of Northwest Coast First Nations McLennan, Bill.
PR for anyone : 100+ affordable ways to easily create buzz for your business Daves, Christina, author.
Gratitude : an intellectual history Leithart, Peter J., author.
The author examines changing conceptions of gratitude from Homer to the present. In so doing, he highlights the profound cultural impact of early Christian "ingratitude," the release of humankind from the bonds of social and political reciprocity by a benevolent God who gave - and who continues to give - graciously. --from inside jacket flap.
A sting in the tale : my adventures with bumblebees Goulson, Dave, author.
One of the U.K.'s most respected conservationists and the founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, the author has always been obsessed with wildlife, from his childhood menagerie of exotic pets and dabbling in experimental taxidermy to his groundbreaking research into the mysterious ways of the bumblebee and his mission to protect our rarest bees. Once commonly found in the marshes of Kent, the short-haired bumblebee now only exists in the wilds of New Zealand, the descendants of a few queen bees shipped over in the nineteenth century. Dave Goulson's passionate drive to reintroduce it to its native land is one of the highlights of a book that includes exclusive research into these curious creatures, history's relationship with the bumblebee and advice on how to protect it for all time. Here the author combines tales of a child's growing passion for nature with a deep insight into the crucial importance of the bumblebee. He details the minutiae of life in their nests, sharing fascinating research into the effects intensive farming has had on our bee populations and on the potential dangers if we are to continue down this path.
D-Day : minute by minute Mayo, Jonathan, author.
Told in a purely chronological style, this fascinating account vividly details the authentic stories of regular people caught up in the historical events of D-Day.
Power to become : spiritual patterns for pressing forward with a steadfastness in Christ Bednar, David A., author.
The handmade marketplace : how to sell your crafts locally, globally, and online Chapin, Kari.
Since its original publication in 2010, Kari Chapin's The Handmade Marketplace has inspired thousands of crafters around the world to find the courage and know-how they need to make money -- and even to make a full-time living -- from doing what they love best. Now, this best-selling guide has been completely revised and updated to include solid information on the latest on-line and social media opportunities for sales and marketing, as well as fresh advice and invaluable tips from successful crafters and artists. With Kari Chapin at your side, you can live a more creative life and enjoy a lucrative career at the same time.
The dance of character and plot Mills, DiAnn.
"The Dance of Character and Plot, by DiAnn Mills will show you how to write a novel from idea to self-editing. This step-by-step instructional guide is packed with clear and concise information, examples of techniques, and fresh exercises to apply to your writing project."--back cover.
Slavery's exiles : the story of the American Maroons Diouf, Sylviane A. (Sylviane Anna), 1952-
"Over more than two centuries men, women, and children escaped from slavery to make the Southern wilderness their home. They hid in the mountains of Virginia and the low swamps of South Carolina, they stayed in the neighborhood or paddled their way to secluded places, they buried themselves underground or built comfortable settlements. Known as maroons, they lived on their own or set up communities in swamps or other areas where they were not likely to be discovered. Although well-known, feared, celebrated or demonized at the time, the maroons whose stories are the subject of this book have been forgotten, overlooked by academic research that has focused on the Caribbean and Latin America. Who the American maroons were, what led them to choose this way of life over alternatives, what forms of marronage they created, what their individual and collective lives were like, how they organized themselves to survive, and how their particular story fits into the larger narrative of slave resistance are questions that this book seeks to answer. To survive, the American maroons reinvented themselves, defied slave society, enforced their own definition of freedom and dared create their own alternative to what the country had delineated as being black men and women's proper place. Audacious, self-confident, autonomous, sometimes self-sufficient, always self-governing, their very existence was a repudiation of the basic tenets of slavery. Sylviane A. Diouf is an award-winning historian specializing in the history of the African Diaspora, African Muslims, the slave trade and slavery. She is the author of Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas (NYU Press, 2013) and Dreams of Africa in Alabama: The Slave Ship Clotilda and the Story of the Last Africans Brought to America, and the editor of Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies. "--
The conscience of the Constitution : the Declaration of Independence and the right to liberty Sandefur, Timothy, author.
Outdoor living : an inspirational guide to making the most of your outdoor spaces Lake, Selina, author.
In her latest book, Selina Lake Outdoor Living, Selina brings her signature fresh, pretty and vintage style to outdoor spaces small and large. Selina starts by showcasing her Outside Inspirations in the form of flowers, lighting, fabrics, furniture and decorations. She then focuses on beautifying every aspect of outdoor living, providing ample inspiration and practical suggestions for transforming a garden, deck, terrace or even just a balcony into a lush outdoor room that's perfect for lounging, relaxing and entertaining. Selina also goes further afield, with dozens of ideas for simple yet stylish picnics, BBQs and summer fetes. Parties are also covered, with inspiring suggestions for weddings, barn dances and other celebrations. Throughout, imaginative 'DIY ideas', insightful 'Style Tips' and 'Selina Loves...' sections are full of inspiring suggestions for how to recreate the look at home.
Exercise in action : strength training Liebman, Hollis Lance.
"Whether your focus is your abdominals or your legs, you can strengthen key parts of your body with Exercise in Action: Strength Training. This book is organized into clearly illustrated instructional guides that help you easily follow each exercise. Begin with a complete warm-up and stretching exercises, then choose your target areas through the easy-to-follow format. From chest and abdominals to arms and shoulders, each category consists of a variety of strength exercises allowing your body to always be challenged. The innovative, visual guide illustrates each movement clearly, assuring that you do the exercises correctly. With over 150 pages of step-by-step exercises, Exercise in Action: Strength Training is the next best thing to having a personal trainer right in the room with you. "--
The complete low-carb cookbook Stella, George, author.
Utilizing fresh ingredients that anyone can find in their local supermarket, Stella's recipes are simple to make, and truly satisfying. Whether you've been living a low-carb lifestyle for years, or are simply looking to cut back on processed foods, this cookbook will help you accomplish your goals.
Bake and destroy : good food for bad vegans Slater, Natalie.
The Middle Ages : the illustrated history of the medieval world Baker, Anita.
Shining glory : theological reflections on Terrence Malick's The tree of life Leithart, Peter J.
"Terrence Malick's stunning film The Tree of Life is a modern Job story, an exploration of suffering and glory, an honest look at strife within a Texas family in the 1950s. In Shining Glory, Peter J. Leithart examines the biblical and theological motifs of the film and illuminates how Malick exploited the visual poetry of film to produce one of the most spiritually challenging and theologically sophisticated films ever made." --from back cover.
Ethics Spinoza, Benedictus de, 1632-1677.
"Published shortly after his death in 1677, Ethics is undoubtedly Spinoza?s greatest work: a fully cohesive philosophical system that strives to provide a coherent picture of reality and to comprehend the meaning of an ethical life. Following a logical step-by-step format, it defines in turn the nature of God, the mind, human bondage to the emotions, and the power of understanding, moving from a consideration of the eternal to speculate upon humanity's place in the natural order, freedom, and the path to attainable happiness. A powerful work of elegant simplicity, Ethics is a brilliantly insightful consideration of the possibility of redemption through intense thought and philosophical reflection."--P.  of cover.
The power of forgetting : six essential skills to clear out brain clutter and become the sharpest, smartest you Byster, Mike.
"An uncommon guide for accomplishing more every day by engaging the unique skill of forgetting, from the creator of the award-winning memory training system Brainetics Is it possible that the answer to becoming a more efficient and effective thinker is learning how to forget? Yes! Mike Byster will show you how mastering this extraordinary technique--forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing on only important nuggets of data--will change the quality of your work and life balance forever. Using the six tools in The Power of Forgetting, you'll learn how to be a more agile thinker and productive individual. You will overcome the staggering volume of daily distractions that lead to brain fog, an inability to concentrate, lack of creativity, stress, anxiety, nervousness, angst, worry, dread, and even depression. By training your brain with Byster's exclusive quizzes and games, you'll develop the critical skills to become more successful in all that you do, each and every day"--
Innovation the NASA way : harnessing the power of your organization for breakthrough success Pyle, Rod, author.
Fire : how fast, inexpensive, restrained, and elegant methods ignite innovation Ward, Dan, author.
A military expert presents a practical and entertaining framework for pursuing fast, yet frugal, innovation that is filled with strategic concepts, actionable principles, and valuable tools.
Frontier boosters : Port Townsend and the culture of development in the American West, 1850-1895 Naylor, Elaine, 1943-, author.
The ultimate guide to the Rider Waite Tarot Fiebig, Johannes.
Shadow government : how the secret global elite is using surveillance against you Jeffrey, Grant R.
Stuff matters : exploring the marvelous materials that shape our man-made world Miodownik, Mark, author.
"Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paperclip bend? Why does any material look and behave the way it does? With clarity and humor, world-leading materials scientist Mark Miodownik answers all the questions you've ever had about your pens, spoons, and razor blades, while also introducing a whole world full of materials you've never even heard of: the diamond five times the size of Earth, concrete cloth that can be molded into any shape, and graphene, the thinnest, strongest, stiffest material in existence--only a single atom thick.Stuff Matters tells enthralling stories that explain the science and history of materials. From the teacup to the jet engine, the silicon chip to the paper clip, the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, Miodownik reveals the miracles of engineering that permeate our lives. As engaging as it is incisive, Stuff Matters will make you see the materials that surround you with new eyes"--
Live long, die short : a guide to authentic health and successful aging Landry, Roger, 1946-
The carpenter : a story about the greatest success strategies of all Gordon, Jon, 1971-
"Bestselling author Jon Gordon returns with his most inspiring book yet--filled with powerful lessons and the greatest success strategies of all. Michael wakes up in the hospital with a bandage on his head and fear in his heart. The stress of building a growing business, with his wife Sarah, caused him to collapse while on a morning jog. When Michael finds out the man who saved his life is a Carpenter he visits him and quickly learns that he is more than just a Carpenter, he is also a builder of lives, careers, people, and teams. As the Carpenter shares his wisdom, Michael attempts to save his business in the face of adversity, rejection, fear, and failure. Along the way he learns that there's no such thing as an overnight success but there are timeless principles to help you stand out, excel, and make an impact on people and the world. Drawing upon his work with countless leaders, sales people, professional and college sports teams, non-profit organizations and schools, Jon Gordon shares an entertaining and enlightening story that will inspire you to build a better life, career, and team with the greatest success strategies of all. If you are ready to create your masterpiece, read The Carpenter and begin the building process today"--
Prepare to defend yourself-- : how to navigate the healthcare system & escape with your life Minson, Matthew, 1961- author.
The bridesmaids : true tales of love, envy, loyalty-- and terrible dresses Lynch, Eimear.
"Each year 11 million bridesmaids lead their best friends down the aisle. Most wear matching dresses, and nearly all have a thing or two to say about the bride. In this uproarious oral history, editor and journalist Eimear Lynch offers us an intimate glimpse at the moments the wedding photographer failed to capture. From the accidental bridesmaid who helped sew the bride into her "designer" gown to the tomboy who struggled to carry Princess Diana's twenty-five foot train, The Bridesmaids lifts the veil on the Big Day. Opening with her own experiences as a five-time 'maid, Eimear gives us stories that are by turns heartfelt, funny, scandalous, and sometimes downright strange. An ode to the good, the bad, the strapless chiffon, and the occasional three-piece suit--and, above all, to the supporting actresses and actors who wore them--The Bridesmaids is a colorful walk down the aisle that you won't want to miss, and the perfect companion for every bridesmaid-to-be. - Elegant and engaging, with French flaps and a gorgeous gift package - Some of the bridesmaids you'll encounter include a world record setter, a Burning Man bridesmaid, and a 'maid who stood by her sister in a prison wedding - For anyone who loves 27 Dresses and Bridesmaids, and fans of Say Yes to the Dress and The Bachelorette"--
Mom in the mirror : body image, beauty, and life after pregnancy Cabrera, Dena, 1969-
Good Catholics : the battle over abortion in the Catholic Church Miller, Patricia, 1964- author.
My mother is crazier than your mother Castle, Cameron.
"In My Mother is Crazier Than Your Mother, Cameron Castle paints an endearing and hilarious picture of what it was like growing up with a crazy mother - not clinically crazy, just spontaneously, unpredictably, outrageously, and lovingly crazy. She's I Love Lucy on steroids and June Cleaver's worst nightmare, but always with the best of intentions. She puts the fun in dysfunctional, and zany is more than a four letter word. You will fall in love with Cameron's mom as she leads her son - and the reader - on a precious, precocious, Pied Piper journey through life with laughter and love. David Sedaris and Bill Bryson, meet Dorothy Castle."--Cover, p. 4.
Hospital sketches Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888.
Spiritual beauty treatments : your transformation into royalty Nash, Dixie.
The dark side of Disney Kinsey, Leonard.
The surfer's travel guide.
Right now there are thousands of waves breaking on beaches all around Australia. Some will be tempting 4ft, over white sand, in crystal water, others will be bone crunching 10ft, grinding over shallow reefs, and scaring the hell out of all in sight. This guide will get you to all those places and provide you with plenty if essential information.
Elevating child care : a guide to respectful parenting Lansbury, Janet.
Malachi : a love that never lets go Harper, Lisa, 1963-
Celebrate writing : contest for students 2014.
The practical guide to salt-water fishing : expert advice on species, baits, techniques, shore, and boat fishing Ford, Martin.
Narcoland : the Mexican drug lords and their godfathers Hernández, Anabel.
The definitive history of the drug cartels, Narcoland takes readers to the front lines of the "war on drugs," which has so far cost more than 60,000 lives in just six years. Hernández explains in riveting detail how Mexico became a base for the mega-cartels of Latin America and one of the most violent places on the planet. At every turn, Hernández names names - not just the narcos, but also the politicians, functionaries, judges and entrepreneurs who have collaborated with them. In doing so, she reveals the mind-boggling depth of corruption in Mexico's government and business elite.
My eBay for seniors Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
Eat raw, not cooked Stowers, Stacy.
"What are the potential benefits of eating raw? Weight loss and management, more energy, relief from chronic pain and allergies, better moods, and a younger appearance-to name just a few! From Stacy's comforting and crispy Cheatos and enticing Rainbow Fajitas, to her rich, delectable Chocolate Macaroon Fudge Bars, her more than 70 recipes will give you and your family an irresistible nutritional boost."--Back cover.
Help your kids with computer coding : a unique step-by-step visual guide, from binary code to building games
Culinary birds : the ultimate poultry cookbook Ash, John, 1942-
The big book of breakfast & brunch. Crocker, Betty.
Graphic guide to frame construction Thallon, Rob.
From the Publisher: The classic guide-revised and updated. The book that builders, architects, and students have relied on for almost 20 years has been completely updated to cover new materials, construction methods, and the latest building code revisions. The standard reference in its field, Rob Thallons Graphic Guide to Frame Construction is the ultimate visual guide to building with wood. Filled with hundreds of detailed drawings, helpful annotations, and field-tested advice, the guide covers foundations, floors, walls, roofs, and stairs. This third revised edition also offers additional information on advanced framing, engineered and composite materials, and construction in high-wind and seismic areas.
Ceviche Peruvian kitchen : authentic recipes for lomo saltado, antichuchos, tiraditos, alfajores, and pisco cocktails Morales, Martin, 1973- author.
"The first major Peruvian cookbook published for a US audience, featuring 100 recipes from the owner of London's critically acclaimed restaurant Ceviche"--
Endurance : an epic of polar adventure Worsley, Frank Arthur, 1872-1943.
When a nation forgets God : 7 lessons we must learn from Nazi Germany Lutzer, Erwin W.
The people of Nazi Germany weren't any more barbaric, uncivilized, or depraved than any other Western nation of the early Twentieth Century, yet the Nazi regime will forever serve as an example of brutality and extreme racism run amok. What led so many people to such extreme ends? According to Dr. Lutzer, the German people's progression from civility to barbarity was not extraordinary, and more than a few benchmarks from their transition can be observed in present day American society. --from publisher description
How forests think : toward an anthropology beyond the human Kohn, Eduardo.
"Can forests think? Do dogs dream? In this astonishing book, Eduardo Kohn challenges the very foundations of anthropology, calling into question our central assumptions about what it means to be human--and thus distinct from all other life forms. Based on four years of fieldwork among the Runa of Ecuador's Upper Amazon, Eduardo Kohn draws on his rich ethnography to explore how Amazonians interact with the many creatures that inhabit one of the world's most complex ecosystems. Whether or not we recognize it, our anthropological tools hinge on those capacities that make us distinctly human. However, when we turn our ethnographic attention to how we relate to other kinds of beings, these tools (which have the effect of divorcing us from the rest of the world) break down. How Forests Think seizes on this breakdown as an opportunity. Avoiding reductionistic solutions, and without losing sight of how our lives and those of others are caught up in the moral webs we humans spin, this book skillfully fashions new kinds of conceptual tools from the strange and unexpected properties of the living world itself. In this groundbreaking work, Kohn takes anthropology in a new and exciting direction-one that offers a more capacious way to think about the world we share with other kinds of beings." -- Publisher's description.
Flirting with mermaids : the unpredictable life of a sailboat delivery skipper Kretschmer, John.
Es Cuba : life and love on an illegal island Aschkenas, Lea.
In February 2000, writer Lea Aschkenas finds her way to Cuba with plans for a short visit. Already a seasoned traveler when she arrives, she soon finds herself caught up in the contradictions of Cuban life and the people's unique blend of innocence, resignation, and resolute optimism. Over the course of an extended stay and a later return sojourn to the island, Aschkenas falls in love with the country and with one of its companeros. In Es Cuba, Aschkenas crafts a moving tale of culture and politics, history and romance, and how they all collide and coexist when two people from conflicting countries fall in love.
Angkor : Cambodia's wondrous Khmer temples Rooney, Dawn.
To Cambodia with love : a travel guide for the connoisseur
Songwriters on songwriting Zollo, Paul, 1958-
Other people's houses : how decades of bailouts, captive regulators, and toxic bankers made home mortgages a thrilling business Taub, Jennifer.
Explores the origins of the Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980s and draws parallels with the financial crisis of 2008, arguing that the failure to regulate banks combined with the laxness of regulators contributed to the crises and are problems that still persist today.
Modern hand stitching Chandler, Ruth.
Playful petals : learn simple, fusible appliqué : 18 quilted projects made from precuts Yoder, Corey, 1978-
Cartographies of time Rosenberg, Daniel, 1966-
Exercise in action. Core Liebman, Hollis Lance.
"Consisting of the muscle groups around the belly and lower back, the core is essential to the body's physical function, and a weak core can put one at higher risk for injury. It doesn't matter if you're a fitness novice or an elite athlete, or even if you have a gym membership. Developing a strong core is the key to maintaining good health and balance, and it can be done within the comfort of the home. In this essential guide, fitness expert Hollis Liebman demonstrates how to build a strong core and prevent injury. It can be difficult to know which exercises to do without the expertise of a professional trainer. Exercise in Action: Core gives readers a whole new perspective on how to increase the body's performance and shows them how to get a full-body workout without even leaving home"--
Making marks : discover the art of intuitive drawing Clayton, Elaine.
Do you remember being a child and the pure joy brought on by a box of crayons and piece of paper? Do you still find yourself sketching away every time you pick up a pencil? That's because drawing is a natural impulse that stays with us throughout our entire lives. Whether you are doodling in a notebook or carving your name in the sand, this simple, stream-of-consciousness activity is a window into your deepest, truest self. In Making Marks, you'll learn that every single line, smudge, or spot you make contains visual imagery with the power to heal the past, develop your sense of empathy, and reveal solutions and answers you never realized before. You don't need to have any specific experience or skills to benefit from this book, through simple steps and interactive exercises, people of all ages and artistic abilities can gain insight and learn to reconnect with their creative selves.
Design elements : understanding the rules and knowing when to break them Samara, Timothy, author.
Whitney Biennial 2014 Whitney Biennial (2014 : New York, N.Y.)
The Whitney Biennial', the Museum's signature exhibition, has charted some of the most exciting new work in contemporary art since it was first introduced in 1932. Three guest curators - Stuart Comer, Anthony Elms, and Michelle Grabner - offer diverse views of contemporary art today. 'Whitney Biennial 2014' serves as a record of this historic exhibition, featuring the work of almost 100 artists working in a variety of media, including painting, sculpture, photography, film, dance, and performance. Divided into three distinct sections presenting each curator's unique perspective, this superb resource features specially commissioned texts alongside curatorial essays and unique visual content prepared by the Biennial participants. Exhibition: Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC, USA (7.3.-25.5.2014).
Jeni's splendid ice cream desserts Bauer, Jeni Britton.
Simply sweet crochet : boutique designs for little girls Larsen, Cony, author.
Drunk mom : a memoir Bydlowska, Jowita, author.
Finding spiritual whitespace : awakening your soul to rest Gray, Bonnie, 1946-
Gold : firsthand accounts from the rush that made the West Stephens, John Richard.
"The Gold Rush era was an amazing time in our country's history. California had just been occupied during the Mexican-American War and wasn't officially a U.S. territory yet when gold was discovered in 1848. Suddenly the whole world was electrified by the news and tales of men digging vast amounts of wealth out of the ground, even finding gold nuggets just lying around. Within five years, 250,000 miners dug up more than $200 million in gold--about $600 billion in today's dollars. Gold offers a feel for what it was like to live through the heady days of the discovery and exploitation of gold in California in the mid-1800s through firsthand accounts, short stories, and tall tales written by the people who were there. These eyewitness accounts offer an immediacy that brings the events to life"--
The chimp paradox : the mind management program to help you achieve success, confidence, and happiness Peters, Steve (Sports psychiatrist)
Our mathematical universe : my quest for the ultimate nature of reality Tegmark, Max, author.
"Max Tegmark leads us on an astonishing journey through past, present, and future, and through the physics, astronomy and mathematics that are the foundation of his work, most particularly his hypothesis that our physical reality is a mathematical structure and his theory of the ultimate multiverse. In a dazzling combination of both popular and ground-breaking science, he not only helps us grasp his often mind-boggling theories (his website gives a flavor of how they might boggle the mind), but he also shares with us some of the often surprising triumphs and disappointments that have shaped his life as a scientist. Fascinating from first to last--here is a book for the full science-reading spectrum"--
On the run : fugitive life in an American city Goffman, Alice, author.
Forty years in, the War on Drugs has done almost nothing to prevent drugs from being sold or used, but it has nonetheless created a little-known surveillance state in America's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Arrest quotas and high-tech surveillance techniques criminalize entire blocks, and transform the very associations that should stabilize young lives--family, relationships, jobs--into liabilities, as the police use such relationships to track down suspects, demand information, and threaten consequences. Alice Goffman spent six years living in one such neighborhood in Philadelphia, and her close observations and often harrowing stories reveal the pernicious effects of this pervasive policing. Goffman introduces us to an unforgettable cast of young African American men who are caught up in this web of warrants and surveillance--some of them small-time drug dealers, others just ordinary guys dealing with limited choices. All find the web of presumed criminality, built as it is on the very associations and friendships that make up a life, nearly impossible to escape.
The Ogallala road : a memoir of love and reckoning Bair, Julene, author.
"Julene Bair has inherited part of a farming empire and fallen in love with a rancher from Kansas's beautiful Smoky Valley. She means to create a family, provide her son with the father he longs for, and preserve the Bair farm for the next generation, honoring her own father's wish and commandment, 'Hang on to your land!' But part of her legacy is a share of the ecological harm the Bair Farm has done: each growing season her family--like other irrigators--pumps over two hundred million gallons out of the Ogallala aquifer. The rapidly disappearing aquifer is the sole source of water on the vast western plains, and her family's role in its depletion haunts her. As traditional ways of life collide with industrial realities, Bair must dramatically change course"--
The impossible will take a little while : perseverance and hope in troubled times
Green illusions : the dirty secrets of clean energy and the future of environmentalism Zehner, Ozzie.
"We don't have an energy crisis. We have a consumption crisis. And this book, which takes aim at cherished assumptions regarding energy, offers refreshingly straight talk about what's wrong with the way we think and talk about the problem. Though we generally believe we can solve environmental problems with more energy--more solar cells, wind turbines, and biofuels--alternative technologies come with their own side effects and limitations. How, for instance, do solar cells cause harm? Why can't engineers solve wind power's biggest obstacle? Why won't contraception solve the problem of overpopulation lying at the heart of our concerns about energy, and what will? This practical, environmentally informed, and lucid book persuasively argues for a change of perspective. If consumption is the problem, as Ozzie Zehner suggests, then we need to shift our focus from suspect alternative energies to improving social and political fundamentals: walkable communities, improved consumption, enlightened governance, and, most notably, women's rights. The dozens of first steps he offers are surprisingly straightforward. For instance, he introduces a simple sticker that promises a greater impact than all of the nation's solar cells. He uncovers why carbon taxes won't solve our energy challenges (and presents two taxes that could). Finally, he explores how future environmentalists will focus on similarly fresh alternatives that are affordable, clean, and can actually improve our well-being."--p.  of cover.
On loss and living onward : collected voices for the grieving and those who would mourn with them Dalton-Bradford, Melissa, author.
After losing her first-born son in a tragic swimming accident, Dalton-Bradford thrust herself into bible verses, poems, and literature to find those who had experienced similar, devastating loss. She offers a family of voices, woven around her own healing process, that offer guidance, empathy, and most of all the faith to carry on.
Around the world in seventy-two days and other writings Bly, Nellie, 1864-1922, author.
In 1885, Elizabeth Jane Cochran -- pen name, Nellie Bly -- was hired as one of the first female journalists after writing a scathing rebuttal to a misogynist newspaper column in the Pittsburgh Dispatch. The newspaper's editor was so taken aback by Bly's incendiary prose that he posted an ad asking the article's author to come work for him. Within five years, Bly had become the first "girl stunt reporter," going undercover to write wildly popular stories that no one at the time thought a woman could or should write. She committed herself to the Lunatic Asylum at Blackwell's Island for ten days to expose the abysmal treatment of the patients and later traveled around the world alone in seventy-two days, breaking Jules Verne's fictional record by eight days. This volume is the only existing printed and edited collection of work by one of America's most famous journalists, an irresistible hero to girls, women, and adventurers everywhere. -- page 4 of cover.
The great outdoors cookbook : adventures in cooking under the open sky
Organized around the places and ways we cook outdoors: the backyard grill, the picnic, the campsite, or the cabin, The Great Outdoors Cookbook draws on the long tradition of cooking and living in the great outdoors. Discover the tradition and evolution of outdoor cooking in the West with stories, quotes, and historical photos from the rich archives of Sunset magazine from camp cooking, dutch oven cooking, pit barbecuing, to today's fresh, modern, healthy approach to cooking and eating outdoors. With 200+ fresh recipes and 150+ full-color photos, this book has everything readers need to experience the ultimate outdoor cooking adventure - from menu planning and packing tips, to easy step-by-step cooking techniques, from the best advice on supplies and cookers to strategies for eating well and cooking outdoors -- that's all here and so much more.
The Sobo cookbook : recipes from the Tofino restaurant at the end of the Canadian road Ahier, Lisa, author.
Sobo (Sophisticated Bohemian) started out in 2003 as a purple food truck in the parking lot behind a surf shop, way before food trucks were cool. Despite its remoteness, it attracted rave reviews from food media across North America, with the likes of "Saveur" magazine calling it: "perhaps the most exciting lunch stand in North America." The back of the staff's t-shirts read: "Quite possibly the second best thing you can do in a parking lot"--and that same fun, authentic West Coast vibe weaves throughout the stories and recipes in this book. Sobo has since become a destination restaurant, having outgrown its food truck beginnings, with visitors making the pilgrimage to the west coast of Vancouver Island just to taste chef Lisa Ahier's cooking--which is, to use Tofino slang, simply "killer." The restaurant's menu focuses on locally-sourced, seasonally-inspired ingredients from family-owned producers.
Back care basics : a doctor's gentle yoga program for back and neck pain relief Schatz, Mary Pullig.
Dr. Schatz has designed this program to help those with pain from chronic musculoskeletal back and neck strain, spinal arthritis, osteoporosis, premenstrual syndrome, pregnancy, and scoliosis. Simple and practical ways to heal the back, restructure the body, and cope with stress are taught so that one becomes more sensitive to early warning signs of an impending "back attack" and what to do to ward it off.
Drawing on the artist within : an inspirational and practical guide to increasing your creative powers Edwards, Betty, 1926-
Discusses research on the creative process, in how humans view processes and objects, how humans use intuition, imagination, and insight in everyday life, and how these techniques can be used in problem solving.
All you need is less : the eco-friendly guide to guilt-free green living and stress-free simplicity Somerville, Madeleine.
"All You Need is Less is about realistically adopting an eco-friendly lifestyle without either losing your mind from the soul-destroying guilt of using a plastic bag because you forgot your reusable ones in the trunk of your car (again), or becoming a preachy know-it-all whom everyone loathes from the tips of her organically-shampooed hair to the toes of her naturally sourced recycled sandals. It's all gotten kind of complicated, hasn't it? These days you're not 'green' enough unless you quit your day job and devote your entire life to attaining an entirely carbon neutral lifestyle or throw out all of your possessions and replace them with their new 'green' alternatives. This whole eco-friendly thing seems to have devolved into a horrific cycle of guilt, shaming and one-upping, and as a result people are becoming exhausted and getting annoyed and, oh my god, we are living in a world where one of my grocery bags says 'This reusable bag makes me better than you.' It doesn't have to be this way. It is possible to take easy baby-steps towards a more earth-friendly lifestyle without stress, guilt, or judgy eco-shaming. Top eco blogger Madeleine Somerville is here with really original ideas on how to save money and the planet. Her ideas are even fun! Somerville has emerged as the voice of reason on urban homesteading that is stress-free, sanity-based and above all do-able"--
Exercise in action : yoga Kase, Betsy.
"It doesn't matter if you're an expert yogi or if you're more like Yogi Bear, yoga is a practice that even the masters are always improving upon. And we can help your practice by helping you to increase flexibility, strengthen your core, improve balance, and gain a better sense of mindfulness during your poses - all of which are the key to maintaining good physical health. The good news is you don't have to join an expensive studio: you can do it within the comfort of your own home. It can be difficult to know which poses to do for different parts of the body or to achieve different things, without the expertise of a professional instructor. In Exercise in Action: Yoga, fitness expert Steve Kane shows everyone how to improve - or even begin - their yoga practice and how to prevent injury while doing so. - Gain a whole new awareness of your body and how to increase its performance. - Learn how to get a full-body yoga workout without leaving your home. Exercise in Action: Yoga provides you with everything you need to get started with your yoga practice without leaving the comfort of your own home. "--
The mantle of command : FDR at war, 1941-1942 Hamilton, Nigel, author.
"Based on years of archival research and interviews with the last surviving aides and Roosevelt family members, Nigel Hamilton offers a definitive account of FDR's masterful--and underappreciated--command of the Allied war effort. Hamilton takes readers inside FDR's White House Oval Study--his personal command center--and into the meetings where he battled with Churchill about strategy and tactics and overrode the near mutinies of his own generals and secretary of war. Time and again, FDR was proven right and his allies and generals were wrong. When the generals wanted to attack the Nazi-fortified coast of France, FDR knew the Allied forces weren't ready. When Churchill insisted his Far East colonies were loyal and would resist the Japanese, Roosevelt knew it was a fantasy. As Hamilton's account reaches its climax with the Torch landings in North Africa in late 1942, the tide of war turns in the Allies' favor and FDR's genius for psychology and military affairs is clear. This intimate, sweeping look at a great president in history's greatest conflict is must reading." -- Publisher's description.
We the eaters : if we change dinner, we can change the world Gustafson, Ellen, author.
"A rousing call to transform the global food system by choosing what's on our plates. The implausible truth: Over one billion people in the world are hungry and over one billion are overweight. Far from complete opposites, hunger and obesity are in fact different manifestations of the same problem: It's increasingly difficult to find and eat nutritious food. By examining the global industrial food system using the deceptively simple template of a classic American dinner, We the Eaters not only outlines the root causes of this bizarre and troubling dichotomy but also provides a blueprint of actionable solutions--solutions that could start with changing out just a single item on your plate. From your burger to your soda, Gustafson unpacks how even the hyperlocal can cause worldwide ripples. For instance: American agricultural policy promoting corn and soybeans in beef farming means we feed more to cows than to hungry people. This is compounded by the environmental cost of factory livestock farming, rising obesity rates, and the false economics of unhealthfully high meat consumption. The answer? Eat a hamburger--just make it a smaller, sustainably raised, grass-fed one. Gustafson--a young entrepreneur, foreign policy expert, and food policy advocate--delivers a wake-up call that will inspire even the most passive reader to take action. We can love our food and our country while being better stewards of our system and our health. We the Eaters is nothing short of a manifesto: If we change dinner, we really can change the world"--
Antione Sciotte, the rebel chef Sicotte, Antoine.
The new colored pencil : create luminous works with innovative materials and techniques Kutch, Kristy Ann.
"Popular colored pencil artist and teacher Kristy Kutch guides readers through the myriad new developments in colored pencil materials, techniques, and practices, focusing on traditional, wax, and watersoluble colored pencils. With lessons in color theory, combining color media, creating and enhancing textures, and experimenting with new surfaces, the guide culminates in a number of demonstrations to round out this book"--
The flavour principle : enticing your senses with food and drink Waverman, Lucy, author.
The rabbit-raising problem solver : your questions answered about housing, feeding, behavior, health care, breeding, and kindling Patry, Karen.
For the first-time pet owner and the experienced livestock farmer alike, rabbit expert Karen Patry addresses questions and concerns about housing, feeding, breeding, and caring for rabbits at every stage of their lives. From choosing productive meat and fiber breeds to preparing a proper next box and coaxing a fussy bunny to eat, you'll find proven answers and humane solutions to all your rabbit-raising quandaries.
Manhood : how to be a better man-- or just live with one Crews, Terry, 1968- author.
The former NFL player, model, and television actor examines his disadvantaged childhood and long-time marriage to share advice on how to be a responsible family man while maintaining one's masculinity and sense of humor.
Zooburbia : meditations on the wild animals among us Moses, Tai.
"To be alienated from animals is to live a life that is not quite whole, contends nature writer Tai Moses in Zooburbia. Urban and suburban residents share our environments with many types of wildlife: squirrels, birds, spiders, and increasingly lizards, deer, and coyote. Many of us crave more contact with wild creatures, and recognize the small and large ways animals enrich our lives, yet don't notice the animals already around us. Zooburbia reveals the reverence that can be felt in the presence of animals and shows how that reverence connects us to a deeper, better part of ourselves. A lively blend of memoir, natural history, and mindfulness practices, Zooburbia makes the case for being mindful and compassionate stewards - and students - of the wildlife with whom we coexist. With lessons on industriousness, perseverance, presence, exuberance, gratitude, aging, how to let go, and much more, Tai's vignettes share the happy fact that none of us is alone - our teachers are right in front of us. We need only go outdoors to find a rapport with the animal kingdom. Zooburbia is a magnifying lens turned to our everyday environment. "--
iMac for dummies Chambers, Mark L., author.
Describes iMac basics, including applications, Internet access, wireless networking, digital movies, email attachments, and troubleshooting
Superman : the silver age dailies.
The Dukan diet made easy : cruise through permanent weight loss--and keep it off for life! Dukan, Pierre, 1941- author.
Millions have used the Dukan Diet's unique 4-phase plan to achieve-and maintain-dramatic weight loss. Now comes The Dukan Diet Made Easy, a step-by-step guide for staying on track and easily incorporating the plan into your life, every day, in any situation. The Dukan Diet Made Easy includes clear, easy to understand explanations of the diet's four phases, tips, and tricks for adapting the diet to any lifestyle, 60 delicious and easy recipes and weekly meal plans as well as answers to frequently asked questions. The Dukan Diet Made Easy is the indispensable, accessible, go-to resource for every Dukan dieter-whether they've already achieved their goals or are just beginning their weight loss journey.
Fried & true : more than 50 recipes for America's best fried chicken and sides Schrager, Lee.
"These are 50 exciting new recipes for America's most decadently delicious food, from classic Southern preparations to new twists by chefs across the country, paired with 25 perfect sides--the best of the crispiest birds around, as selected by the founder of the South Beach and New York City Wine & Food Festival...Lee Brian Schrager, founder and director of the New York City and South Beach Wine & Food Festivals, roadtripped to find the 50 most delicious and inventive fried chicken, representing everything from roadside chicken fry joints to four-star fusion restaurants"--
A view from the buggy Eicher, Jerry S.
Super husband, super dad : you can be the hero your family needs Shoemaker, Tim.
Brunette ambition Michele, Lea.
The star of the hit show Glee shares her experiences and insider tips on beauty, fashion, inner strength, and more in an illustrated book that's part memoir, part how-to, and part style guide.
Mommy man : how I went from mild-mannered geek to gay superdad Mahoney, Jerry, 1971-
The trigger : hunting the assassin who brought the world to war Butcher, Tim, 1967-
"On a summer morning in Sarajevo almost a hundred years ago, a teenager took a pistol out of his pocket and fired not just the opening rounds of the First World War but the starting gun for modern history. By killing Archduke Franz Ferdinand, the heir of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Gavrilo Princip started a cycle of events that would leave 15 million dead from fighting between 1914 and 1918 and proved fatal for empires and a way of ruling that had held for centuries."--Publisher's description.
Another great day at sea : life aboard the USS George H.W. Bush Dyer, Geoff.
"As a child Geoff Dyer spent long hours making and blotchily painting model fighter planes. So the adult Dyer jumped at the chance of a residency aboard an aircraft carrier. Another Great Day at Sea chronicles Dyer's experiences on the USS George H.W. Bush as he navigates the routines and protocols of "carrier-world," from the elaborate choreography of the flight deck through miles of walkways and hatches to kitchens serving meals for a crew of five thousand to the deafening complexity of catapult and arresting gear. Meeting the Captain, the F-18 pilots and the dentists, experiencing everything from a man-overboard alert to the Steel Beach Party, Dyer guides us through the most AIE (acronym intensive environment) imaginable. A lanky Englishman (could he really be both the tallest and the oldest person on the ship?) in a deeply American world, with its constant exhortations to improve, to do better, Dyer brilliantly records the daily life on board the ship, revealing it to be a prism for understanding a society where discipline and conformity, dedication and optimism, become forms of self-expression" --
Under my skin Douglas, Orville Lloyd, 1976-, author.
Under My Skin asks a lot of questions, questions that demand answers: Why are young black gay men invisible in Canada's queer and black communities? Do their lives really matter? How do young black men deal with the daily challenges of dealing with multiple oppressions in relation to our race and gender? Is Canada truly a multicultural nation? Why are the brothers dying due to gun violence on the streets of Toronto?
Weeknight easy : 185 really quick, simply delicious recipes.
Dream cars : innovative design, visionary ideas Schleuning, Sarah, author.
"A sensuously designed showcase of covetable concept or limited-edition cars by the best American and European manufacturers. Dream Cars presents some of the world's most breathtaking concept cars built between 1934 and 2001, a series of visionary designs that influenced the automotive industry and challenged notions of what is possible both aesthetically and technologically. Stunning all-new photography of design pioneers such as the 1935 Bugatti Type 57 Aerolithe, the 1951 LeSabre concept car, and the 1954 Alfa Romeo B.A.T. 7 accompany lush images of dream sports cars, including the 1970 Ferrari Modulo and the 1955 Ghia Streamline X "Gilda." Meticulously restored and brought to life by all-new photography, these images trace a lineage of innovation in automobile design. Comprehensive descriptions by celebrated automotive writer Ken Gross as well as drawings and scaled models further illustrate the imaginative force of individual designers and famed manufacturers. Surprising insights into familiar models like the minivan, based on the streamlined silhouette of the Stout Scarab concept car developed in 1936, are juxtaposed with startling new technologies such as the 2001 BMW GINA Light Visionary Model's ingenious use of fabric as a retractable skin. An extended essay by Sarah Schleuning explores the effects of aerodynamics and aeronautics on car design and considers how groundbreaking events-such as General Motors's Motorama-fueled the creativity of automobile styles"--
Story trumps structure : how to write unforgettable fiction by breaking the rules James, Steven, 1969- author.
The real girl's kitchen Duff, Haylie, 1985- author.
Collects the actress's favorite recipes for soups, breakfasts, salads, and snacks, and includes kitchen and entertaining tips.
77 things you absolutely have to do before you finish college Bondy, Halley, 1984- author.
Covering everything from negotiating the terms of an apartment rental to attending school-sponsored lectures, a guide to enhancing a college career through strategic life-skill and cultural activities shares related advice for staying on a budget.
French ghosts, Russian nights, and American outlaws : [souvenirs of a professional vagabond] Spano, Susan.
"Susan Spano, America's original Frugal Traveler, explores some of the most romantic, most exotic, and wildest corners of the world in this captivating collection of her best-loved pieces. French Ghosts, Russian Nights, and American Outlaws : Souvenirs of a Professional Vagabond takes the reader on magical trips, when everything conspired to make a place unforgettable, like a temple in Java at sunrise or an ice hotel in the Artic Circle at sunset. In some of the stories, Susan finds the kind of enlightenment that only travel can provide by following in the footsteps of luminaries such as Federico Fellini, Julia Child, and Chairman Mao. Other stories are about travel itself: how it became Susan's passion and calling, how it fed her incurably restless spirit, how it inspired her philosophy of travel and life: Go forth and find meaning. Take a condemned cable car over the Yangtze River or a shared taxi over the Andes with a leaking gas tank and chain-smoking driver. Eat oysters and drink martinis wherever you can. And, as often as possible, come home with a tan"--
Facebook all-in-one for dummies
So long, Marianne : a love story Hesthamar, Kari, 1971-
North Carolina : off the beaten path : a guide to unique places Pitzer, Sara.
A guide to visiting North Carolina that focuses on hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales throughout the state, and includes maps as well as addresses of places to eat and stay.
Sculpting and handbuilding Loder, Claire.
Cooking with fire : from roasting on a spit to baking in a tannur, rediscovered techniques and recipes that capture the flavors of wood-fired cooking Marcoux, Paula, 1960-
Cooking with live fire goes way beyond the barbecue grill. Rediscover the pleasures of a variety of unconventional techniques, from roasting pork on a spit to baking bread in ashes, searing fish on a griddle, roasting vegetables in a fireplace, making soup in a cast-iron pot, baking pizza in a wood-fired oven, cooking bacon on a stick, and much, much more.
The entrepreneurial state : debunking public vs. private sector myths Mazzucato, Mariana, 1968- author.
Happiness : the art of living with peace, confidence and joy Smith, Douglas A.
The author recounts his journey to better understand and practice the skills of happiness : Forgiveness, gratitude, faith, optimism, flexibility, openness, doing now what I am doing now, honoring mind/body/spirit, being altruistic, thinking with abundance, mastering our stories, finding purpose/meaning, and cherishing relationships.
Illusions II : the adventures of a reluctant student Bach, Richard.
This is the author's account of his near death and recovery from injuries received in the crash of his seaplane, Puff, in 2012.
Four funerals and a wedding : resilience in a time of grief Smolowe, Jill, author.
In Four Funerals and a Wedding, Smolowe jostles preconceptions about caregiving, defies clichés about losing loved ones, and reveals a stunning bottom line: far from being uncommon, resilience like hers is the norm among the recently bereaved. With humor and quiet wisdom, and with a lens firmly trained on what helped her tolerate and rebound from so much sorrow, she offers answers to questions we all confront in the face of loss, and reminds us that grief is not only about endings--it's about new beginnings.
Small talk : how to develop your child's language skills from birth to age four Lathey, Nicola, author.
From felt to fabric : new techniques in nuno felting O'Leary, Catherine.
The nuno technique involves felting wool fiber through sheer, loosely woven cloth so the wool fiber can migrate through the weave and become entangled on both sides of the fabric, thus creating a new kind of textile... [The author] explores principles like shape, color, and texture, examining how these concepts can make your nuno pieces as simple or complex as a painting or drawing. Includes a gallery of ideas for projects--P.  of cover.
Paddling northern California : a guide to the area's greatest paddling adventures Pike, Charles W.
The explosive child : a new approach for understanding and parenting easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children Greene, Ross W., author.
Now updated with the latest developments in this field, this guide for parents of easily frustrated, chronically inflexible children lays out a practical approach to helping children at home and school, and shows parents how to handle their child's difficulties competently and with compassion.
Floral journey : Native North American beadwork Dubin, Lois Sherr.
Mantiques : a manly guide to cool stuff Bradley, Eric, author.
Not all men can be butt-kicking and head-busting Liam Neesons, Steve McQueens or Clint Eastwoods, but at least their taste in Mantiques can reflect their inner shirtlessness... Mantiques: A Manly Guide to Cool Stuff is a humorous, yet informative, guide to the world of antiques and collectibles sought out by a new breed of men eager to fill their homes with the funky, the unique, and -- most importantly -- the manly.
Patchwork loves embroidery : hand stitches, pretty projects Pan, Gail.
"Quilters, crafters, and embroiderers of all skill levels will be thrilled with these whimsical patterns from Australian designer Gail Pan. Featuring full-sized hand-embroidery designs, Patchwork Loves Embroidery is for anyone who wants to enjoy the relaxing hobby of putting needle to thread. Select from 15 patchwork and hand-embroidery projects, including wall hangings, table runners, totes, and fabric covers for books or folders. Quickly learn the basics of hand embroidery: using the correct needle, choosing threads and fabrics, and transferring the designs. Embellish projects with sweet, garden-inspired motifs ranging from charming little birds to beautiful flowers, fanciful cottages, and more "--
The language of fashion design : 26 principles every fashion designer should know Volpintesta, Laura.
Learning a new discipline is similar to learning a new language, in order to master the foundation of fashion design, you must first master the basic building blocks of its language, the definitions, function, and usage. The Language of Fashion Design provides students and fashion designers with the basic elements of fashion design, divided into twenty-six easy-to-comprehend chapters. This visual reference includes an introductory, historical view of the elements, as well as an overview of how these elements can and have been used across multiple design disciplines.
1,001 grammar practice questions for dummies Woods, Geraldine.
Establishing good grammar habits will set you up for success. From English class to writing your college essay, from cooperate communications, to updating your social media sites, good grammar is essential and now you have 1,001 ways to deepen your understanding and practice your skills. --Publishers description.
Building web apps with WordPress Messenlehner, Brian, author.
One-hour cheese Lucero, Claudia, author.
Presents step-by-step instructions for crafting sixteen different cheeses at home in an hour or less, and provides recipes in which to include these cheeses.
What does a house want? : selected poems Geddes, Gary.
The baby farmers : a chilling tale of missing babies, shameful secrets and murder in 19th century Australia Cossins, Annie.
In October 1892, a one-month-old baby boy was found buried in the backyard of Sarah and John Makin, two wretchedly poor baby farmers in inner Sydney. In the weeks that followed, 12 more babies were found buried in the backyards of other houses in which the Makins had lived. This resulted in the most infamous trial in Australian legal history, and exposed a shocking underworld of desperate mothers, drugged and starving babies, and a black market in the sale and murder of children. Annie Cossins pieces together a dramatic and tragic tale with larger-than-life characters: theatrical Sarah Makin, her smooth-talking husband John, her disloyal daughter, Clarice, diligent Constable James Joyce with curious domestic arrangements of his own, and a network of baby farmers stretching across the city. It's a glimpse into a society that preferred to turn a blind eye to the fate of its most vulnerable members, only a century ago.
Expeditions : Gold, Shamans, and Green Fire : a true adventure Elders, Lee
A journey to the dark heart of nameless unspeakable evil : charities, Hollywood, Joseph Kony, and other abominations Bussmann, Jane, author.
"In this uproariously funny memoir-meets-travelogue, British comedy writer Bussmann (Worst Date Ever) chronicles her transition from celebrity gossip columnist to foreign news correspondent, driven by a hilariously misguided crush on a peace activist. She takes readers into Los Angeles's 'Golden Age of Stupid,' where she tries desperately to fail out of her day job by inventing celebrity interviews entirely until a threatened lawsuit from Ashton Kutcher leads to major changes. After interviewing former White House director of African affairs John Prendergast, Bussmann is compelled by his charm and the Kony story to 'scam [her] way to Africa,' ultimately selling a piece to Britain's Sunday Times. Arriving in Kampala, Bussmann is greeted by an abstinence-promoting billboard paid for by U.S. governmental aid, and stories of imprisoned journalists, and fraudulent elections. As she begins to investigate, Bussmann discovers Ugandan military sabotaging peace talks and turning a blind eye to an attack on a girls' school, among other corruption. Bussmann's razor-sharp wit and unapologetic narcissism may seem incongruous with the grim subject matter, but the dark humor provides an anchor of sanity to author and reader alike."--Publisher's description.
North Brother Island : the last unknown place in New York City Payne, Christopher, photographer.
The money bubble : what to do before it pops Turk, James, author.
A caution by the authors of The coming collapse of the dollar. They contend that world governments have continued to accumulate even more debt, inflating even bigger financial bubbles, and that the next financial crisis will be even stronger than the previous one. They offer advice to readers to protect their savings and make money during this transition time.
Paleo for every day : 4 weeks of paleo diet recipes & meal plans to lose weight & improve health.
The Paleo Diet is a lifestyle change that can revolutionize your health. On a Paleo Diet, you will look and feel better than ever before, just by avoiding the modern-day processed foods that make us overweight and unhealthy, and consuming nutritious, wholesome foods instead. Paleo for Every Day will guide you through the first four weeks of the Paleo Diet, with dozens of delicious recipes and easy-to-follow meal plans that will help you lose weight, build lean muscle, and prevent disease.
Rhinestone Jesus : saying yes to God when sparkly, safe faith is no longer enough Welch, Kristen.
How Harry cast his spell : the meaning behind the mania for J. K. Rowling's bestselling books Granger, John, 1961-
More than any other book of the last fifty years (and perhaps ever), the Harry Potter novels have captured the imagination of children and adults around the world. Yet no one has ever been able to unlock the secret of Harry's wild popularity... until now. Updated and expanded since its original publication as Looking for God in Harry Potter (and now containing final conclusions based on the entire series), How Harry Cast His Spell explains why the books meet our longing to experience the truths of life, love, and death, help us better understand life and our role in the universe, and encourage us to discover and develop our own gifts and abilities. --Publisher description.
Against our better judgment : the hidden history of how the U.S. was used to create Israel Weir, Alison.
Amigurumi two! : crocheted toys for me and you and baby too Rímoli, Ana Paula, 1976-
Patterns and instructions for more than 25 designs.
The books of Enoch : a complete volume containing: 1 Enoch (The Ethiopic book of Enoch), 2 Enoch (The Slavonic book of Enoch), 3 Enoch (The Hebrew book of Enoch) Lumpkin, Joseph, 1955-
Border lines : the partition of Judaeo-Christianity Boyarin, Daniel.
Thailand : the cookbook Gabriel, Jean-Pierre (Photographer), author, photographer.
Collects five hundred recipes from all regions of Thailand, including such dishes as snail and noodle salad, spicy pork soup with straw mushrooms, sweet boiled shrimp, crab fried rice, and candied sugar palm fruit.
Up, down, all-around stitch dictionary : more than 150 stitch patterns to knit top down, bottom up, back and forth, and in the round Bernard, Wendy (Wendy Jo), author.
"For the first time ever, a stitch dictionary that celebrates the multi-directional nature of knitting and provides instructions for knitting in four different directions."--Back cover.
Plant and fungus totems : connect with spirits of field, forest, and garden Lupa.
How to catch a frog : and other stories about family, love, dysfunction, survival, and DIY Ross, Heather.
Stories of growing up in rural Vermont as part of an eccentric family of artists and idealists, which involved self-imposed poverty, innovative living, daily lessons in self-reliance, and a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of the environment.
The literary Churchill : author, reader, actor Rose, Jonathan, 1952-
Smoke & spice : cooking with smoke, the real way to barbecue Jamison, Cheryl Alters.
U. S. Marshals : inside America's most storied law enforcement agency Earp, Mike. author.
Blending history and memoir, retired U.S. Marshal Mike Earp--a descendant of the legendary lawman Wyatt Earp--offers an exclusive and fascinating behind the scenes look at the most storied law enforcement agency in America, illuminating its vital role in the nation's development for more than two hundred years. Mike Earp spent his career with the U.S. Marshals Service, reaching the number three position in the organization's hierarchy before he retired. In this fascinating, eye opening book, written with the service's full cooperation, he shares his experiences and takes us on a fascinating tour of this extraordinary organization, the oldest, the most effective, and the most dangerous branch of American law enforcement, and the least known.
Hiking California's Trinity Alps wilderness : a guide to the area's greatest hiking adventures Lewon, Dennis.
"Included in this guide are fifty-two routes from a writer who has been hiking in the Trinity for more than 20 years"--
The other half of Asperger syndrome (autism spectrum disorder) : a guide to living in an intimate relationship with a partner who is on the autism spectrum Aston, Maxine C., author.
The most dangerous animal of all : searching for my father ... and finding the Zodiac Killer Stewart, Gary L.
"An explosive and historic book of true crime and an emotionally powerful and revelatory memoir of a man whose ten-year search for his biological father leads to a chilling discovery: His father is one of the most notorious--and still at large--serial killers in America. Soon after his birth mother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. It was a quest that would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he knew about himself and his world. Written with award-winning author and journalist Susan D. Mustafa, The Most Dangerous Animal of All tells the story of Stewart's decade-long search for his father following a complex trail of startling twists and connections. Combing through government records and news reports and through conversations with his father's relatives and friends, Stewart turns up a host of clues, including forensic evidence, identifying his father as one of the most infamous and still-wanted serial killers in American history"--Publisher description.
Bar mitzvah : a history Hilton, Michael.
"The Jewish coming-of-age ceremony of bar mitzvah was first recorded in thirteenth-century France, where it took the form of a simple statement by the father that he was no longer responsible for his thirteen-year-old son. Today, bar mitzvah for boys and bat mitzvah for girls are more popular than at any time in history and are sometimes accompanied by lavish celebrations. How did bar mitzvah develop over the centuries from an obscure legal ritual into a core component of Judaism? How did it capture the imagination of even non-Jewish youth? Bar Mitzvah is a comprehensive history of the ceremonies and celebrations for both boys and girls. As cultural anthropology informed by rabbinic knowledge, it explores the origins and development of the most important coming-of-age milestone in Judaism. Rabbi Michael Hilton has sought out every reference to bar mitzvah in the Bible, the Talmud, and numerous other Jewish texts spanning several centuries, extracting a fascinating miscellany of information, stories, and commentary. "--
Sons of Wichita : how the Koch brothers became America's most powerful and private dynasty Schulman, Daniel.
"Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now. Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. "You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money," Fred Koch cautioned. "It may either be a blessing or a curse." Fred's legacy would become a blessing and a curse to his four sons-Frederick, Charles, and fraternal twins David and Bill-who in the ensuing decades fought bitterly over their birthright, the oil and cattle-ranching empire their father left behind in 1967. Against a backdrop of scorched-earth legal skirmishes, Charles and David built Koch Industries into one of the largest private corporations in the world-bigger than Boeing and Disney-and they rose to become two of the wealthiest men on the planet. Influenced by the sentiments of their father, who was present at the birth of the John Birch Society, Charles and David have spent decades trying to remake the American political landscape and mainline their libertarian views into the national bloodstream. They now control a machine that is a center of gravity within the Republican Party. To their supporters, they are liberating America from the scourge of Big Government. To their detractors, they are political "contract killers," as David Axelrod, President Barack Obama's chief strategist, put it during the 2012 campaign. Bill, meanwhile, built a multi-billion dollar energy empire all his own, and earned notoriety as an America's Cup-winning yachtsman, a flamboyant playboy, and as a litigious collector of fine wine and Western memorabilia. Frederick lived an intensely private life as an arts patron, refurbishing a series of historic homes and estates. SONS OF WICHITA traces the complicated lives and legacies of these four tycoons, as well as their business, social, and political ambitions. No matter where you fall on the ideological spectrum, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of our era, but so little is publicly known about this family, their origins, how they make their money, and how they live their lives. Based on hundreds of interviews with friends, relatives, business associates, and many others, SONS OF WICHITA is the first major biography about this wealthy and powerful family-warts and all"--
ASD : the complete autism spectrum disorder health & diet guide Smith, R. Garth, author.
Managing ASD can be a difficult process for parents and caregivers. The authors explain the symptoms, possible causes, promising therapies, and available resources that can improve a child's quality of life and help them reach their full potential. Includes information on trying a gluten-free, casein-free diet that users have reported to help in reducing ASD-associated symptoms.
Emily Post's the etiquette advantage in business : personal skills for professional success Post, Peter.
"Today, more than ever, good manners mean good business. The Etiquette Advantage in Business offers proven, essential advice, from resolving conflicts with ease and grace to building productive relationships with colleagues at all levels, from successfully networking to winning clients and closing deals. It also offers up-to-date guidance on pressing issues, including ethics, harassment in the workplace, privacy, e-mail and social media dos and don'ts, and knowing how and when to take responsibility for mistakes. Written for professionals from diverse backgrounds and fields, The Etiquette Advantage in Business remains the definitive resource for timeless advice on business entertaining, written communication, appropriate attire for any business occasion, conventions and trade shows, job searches and interviews, gift-giving, overseas travel, and more. In today's hyper-competitive workplace, knowing how to behave can make the difference between getting ahead and getting left behind. The Etiquette Advantage in Business, Third Edition, provides critical tools for building solid, productive relationships and helps you meet the challenges of the work world with confidence and poise."--Publisher description.
Console wars : Sega, Nintendo, and the battle that defined a generation Harris, Blake J.
"A mesmerizing, behind-the-scenes business thriller that chronicles how Sega, a small, scrappy gaming company led by an unlikely visionary and a team of rebels, took on the juggernaut Nintendo and revolutionized the videogame industry--in development as a feature film from Sony Pictures. In 1990, Nintendo had a virtual monopoly on the videogame industry. Sega, on the other hand, was just a faltering arcade company with big aspirations and even bigger personalities. But all that would change with the arrival of Tom Kalinske, a former Mattel executive who knew nothing about videogames and everything about fighting uphill battles. His unconventional tactics, combined with the blood, sweat, and bold ideas of his renegade employees, completely transformed Sega and led to a ruthless, David-and-Goliath showdown with Nintendo. Little did he realize that Sega's success would create many new enemies and, most important, make Nintendo stronger than ever.The battle was vicious, relentless, and highly profitable, eventually sparking a global corporate war that would be fought on several fronts: from living rooms and school yards to boardrooms and Congress. It was a once-in-a-lifetime, no-holds-barred conflict that pitted brother against brother, kid against adult, Sonic against Mario, and the United States against Japan.Based on more than two hundred interviews with former Sega and Nintendo employees, Console Wars is the tale of how Tom Kalinske miraculously turned an industry punch line into a market leader. Blake J. Harris brings into focus the warriors, the strategies, and the battles and explores how they transformed popular culture forever. Ultimately, Console Wars is the story of how a humble family man, with an extraordinary imagination and a gift for turning problems into competitive advantages, inspired a team of underdogs to slay a giant and, as a result, give birth to a sixty-billion-dollar industry"--
100 card games for all the family : hours of fun for players of all ages Harwood, Jeremy, author.
Glen Boles-- my mountain album : art & photography of the Canadian Rockies & Columbia Mountains. Boles, Glen W.
Coolhaus ice cream book Case, Natasha, author.
Coolhaus custom-built sandwiches, named after famous architects, are sold in supermarkets across the country, as well as from trucks in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, and Dallas. Now the owners part with the recipes for their coolest creations, like the BuckMINTster Fuller (Dirty Mint Chip Ice Cream with Chocolate Chip Cookies) and the Frank Behry (Strawberry Gelato with Snickerdoodles). Daring flavors range from classic (Cookies and Sweet Cream), to boozy (Bourbon Manhattan), to vegan (Lychee Martini), and even savory (Fried Chicken and Waffle). Sandwiched among the treats are tips on ice cream making, profiles of major and up-and-coming architects, and amusing tales of the owners' forays into the ice cream business.
Alone in marriage : encouragement for the times when it's all up to you Larson, Susie, 1962-
When you said "For better or for worse," you never imagined "the worse" would be so hard. And you're not alone. Jane is dealing with her husband's addiction to pornography. Melanie is watching her husband's obsession with computer games eat up all of their family time. Julie takes life a day at a time as her husband drifts deeper and deeper into depression. Paula's husband is an over-the-road trucker who is rarely home. All of these women are experiencing a season of intense loneliness in their marriages. Susie Larson has been there too and has a message for you: When faith, hope, and love are present, it's possible to thrive in every season of your life--even in the difficult times. In Alone in Marriage, Susie stands as an encouraging friend, walking with you, helping you discern how anxiety and anger will slow you down, and how loneliness and disappointment can actually refine and bless you. You will be challenged and inspired as you wrap you arms around this trying time, remembering God has His arms around you. And, as your soul gets nourished and your love matures, your marriage will also improve and be blessed. If you want more from God and your capacity for spiritual things to increase even during this trying time, you've come to the right place. - Publisher.
High altitude leadership : what the world's most forbidding peaks teach us about success Warner, Chris, 1964-
Leadership is often a risky, lonely role possessing nearly unbearable lows and fleeting highs. Despite this emotionally and intellectually draining roller coaster, a handful of leaders deliver stunning results, with great consistency. They push past current leadership trends in order to achieve the most extremely challenging goals. They don't fall prey to the platitudes or cliches we see so often see in leadership theory. Instead, they succeed by recognizing and surviving the dangers that challenge them as they take themselves and their teams to higher levels. These rare individuals are those that Chris Warner and Don Schmincke call High Altitude Leaders. In High Altitude Leadership they show how to become that kind of leader. The authors present a new approach to leadership development, based on ground-breaking scientific research, field-tested under the most brutal conditions on the most difficult summits, and successfully applied in the training of executives, management teams, and entrepreneurs throughout the world.?
Medical services in the First World War Cohen, Susan.
Trench warfare, advances in weaponry and disastrous military planning led to horrific types of injuries and an unprecedented scale of mass casualties during World War I. This is the amazing and little known story of the medical service personnel and the organized system of critical care which provided a lifeline of hope and humanity in the midst of devastation, disfigurement and death during the Great War. For the first time ever, an all-out effort was made to preserve life, starting with the heroic medical service personnel who were the battlefield first line of defense, risking life and limb to save and extract wounded soldiers and evacuate them to makeshift frontline hospitals or to long-term care facilities such as Highclere Castle, as depicted in Downton Abbey, when hospitals were filled beyond capacity. The book details their heroism and the vital role played by nurses in attending to the medical and psychological needs and boosting the morale of millions of wounded soldiers.
Secret diary of a call girl
Good talk, Dad : the birds and the bees ... and other conversations we forgot to have Geist, William.
The "father-son team shares stories of their funny and heartwarming relationship. Told in a unique back-and-forth banter style, this extended conversation riffs on everything from music and sports to summer camp, driving lessons, and family life"--
Drawing down the sun : rekindle the magick of the solar goddesses Woodfield, Stephanie, 1983-
The American flag : art, design, fashion Emmerling, Mary Ellisor.
DIY dog grooming, from puppy cuts to best in show : everything you need to know, step by step Bendersky, Jorge.
Good horse, bad habits : practical solutions to problem behavior in the barn, under saddle, and out in the world Thomas, Heather Smith, 1944-
The everything essential Spanish book : all you need to learn Spanish in no time Gutin, Julie.
"Hola! If you've always wanted to learn Spanish, here's a quick and easy way to get started. Whether you're planning a vacation in Mexico or adding a valuable second language to your resume, The Everything Essential Spanish Book will help you order the right dish in a restaurant, answer a customer's questions, or converse with locals when traveling."--Back cover.
Crystals : understand and connect to the medicine and healing of crystals Charman, Rachelle.
The reader is encouraged to become actively involved in the book to experience the crystal energy for themselves. The book lists all popular crystals with over 200 colour photographs of each, with instructions on how to connect with each crystal. There are blank sections in the book for recording this experience. There are many case studies and stories showing how crystals have assisted in healing on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level. Perfect for the beginner, lists all popular crystals with pictures of each. Step-by-step instructions on how to work and connect with crystals and promote healing, actively involves the reader Includes case studies and stories showing how crystals have assisted in healing on a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual level.
Unfolding our light : creating crystal mandalas to awaken and heal Eastwood, Michael, 1965 October 13-
"A new vision that takes into account changes to the traditional models of aura and chakras to reflect a major shift in current consciousness, this spiritual guide offers a structured and experiential approach to personal, group, and collective initiations. With a focus on high vibrational crystals and utilizing oversouls as part of a healing journey, the book explores 10 layers of aura and 10 chakras, introducing each attunement and its relating crystals, oversouls, and mandala. Touching also upon light beings and the history of Lemuria through the author's personal experiences that have guided his life, this engaging book will resonate with crystal healers and others who seek a more metaphysical path in life"--Amazon.com, viewed October 31, 2013.
Breaking through : using educational technology for children with special needs Hill, Barbara Albers.
Modest : men and women clothed in the gospel Challies, Tim, 1976-
Uh oh, another book on modesty. And look, here's a surprise: it's written by men. Is that sort of what you're thinking? If so, we want to assure you that this book is different. We promise. When it comes to discussions of modesty among Christians, the problems you have probably experienced and the challenges we face as authors have the same root: expectations based on experience. Christians have come to associate any discussion of modesty as necessarily involving a certain focus and vocabulary. We just know that words like "spaghetti straps" and "bikinis" will very quickly become part of the conversation. Maybe even "head coverings." And when a man is the speaker or the author or the one leading the discussion? That's when women, in particular, often brace themselves, fearing an assault on their fashion sense and wondering if they are about the be blamed for all male struggles with sexual lust. Does he think I have to be ugly to be godly? We know this is a problem. We've read those books, heard those sermons, attended those small groups, and reviewed those pamphlets. And we are just as perplexed and frustrated as you are. That's why we knew from the start that this book had to be different. In the pages that follow, we are not going to focus on your wardrobe. In a sense, we don't even care about your wardrobe. But we care a great deal about your heart, and that is true whether you're a man or a woman. We want to see your heart so gripped by the gospel of grace that modesty becomes beautiful and desirable to you, not just in your wardrobe but in all of life. We want you to understand that modesty isn't just motivated by the gospel, it's an entailment of the gospel -- it flows naturally from a solid grasp of the gospel. - Publisher.
The EMDR revolution : change your life one memory at a time, the client's guide Croitoru, Tal.
The cultural cold war : the CIA and the world of arts and letters Saunders, Frances Stonor.
The 5 dharma types : Vedic wisdom for discovering your purpose and destiny Chokoisky, Simon, author.
Do you have a tipped uterus? : 69 things your gynecologist wishes you knew Wolf, Melissa, 1975- author.
Guerrilla time : more time in your life, more life in your time Frausin, Andrea, author.
Hannibal : a history of the art of war among the Carthaginians and Romans down to the battle of Pydna, 168 B.C., with a detailed account of the second Punic war Dodge, Theodore Ayrault, 1842-1909.
Your mind is what your brain does for a living : learn how to make it work for you Fogel, Steven Jay, 1942- author.
The complete idiot's guide to the TOEFL Rollins, Elizabeth, author.
This clear and easy-to-use guide offers a simple and effective approach to studying for the TOEFL. It streamlines your preparation and improves your prospects for a successful outcome.
Complete Japanese grammar Sato, Eriko, 1962- author.
Raspberry Pi : a practical guide to the revolutionary small computer Girling, Gray.
The Raspberry Pi computer promises to be both popular and significant due to its fantastically low price of GBP22. Trusted Haynes 'how to' approach is perfect for beginners -- Author comes recommended by the Raspberry Pi Foundation -- Starts from first principles and introduces basic programming (coding) skills -- Hardware and software utility belts, key tools for using the Raspberry Pi. Interesting full-blown software and hardware projects to try out.
More Windows 8 for seniors : get more out of your computer.
A guide for seniors teaches the fundamentals of Windows 8, covering such topics as locating and using files and folders, using the Internet, sending and receiving email, word processing, using applications, and enjoying multimedia.
Tips and tricks for the iPad for seniors : get more out of your iPad.
Provides instructions and advice for seniors on how to use the iPad, including settings, email, internet use, applications, photos and videos, entertainment, and social networks.
Java : a beginner's guide Schildt, Herbert.
101 perfect chocolate chip cookies Steege, Gwen, 1940-
Beginning Arduino McRoberts, Michael.
Data management for libraries Krier, Laura, author.
Although building a data management services is not something librarians can do on their own, meaningful data management is a goal that should be supported at all levels of the institution. Learn to build that support in your institution, and maintain the relationships that ensure your service is successful.
Kosher lust : love is not the answer Boteach, Shmuel.
Love is not the answer.
The shape of the journey : new and collected poems Harrison, Jim, 1937-
Just passin' thru : a vintage store, the Appalachian trail, and a cast of unforgettable characters Porter, Winton.
Washington Journal : reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's downfall Drew, Elizabeth.
The novel : a biography Schmidt, Michael, 1947- author.
The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Geographically and culturally diverse, with contributions from Great Britain, Ireland, America, Canada, Australia, India, the Caribbean, and Southern Africa, influenced by great novelists working in other languages, and encompassing a range of genres, the story of the novel in English unfolds like a richly varied landscape that invites exploration rather than a linear journey. In The Novel: A Biography, Michael Schmidt quotes from "artist practitioners," from letters, diaries, reviews, and essays of novelists, and draws on their biographies, to invite us into the creative dialogues between authors and between books, and suggest how these dialogues have shaped the development of the novel in English.
Arm knitting : chunky cowls, scarves and other no-needle knits Burhance, Linda Zemba, author.
Instinct : the power to unleash your inborn drive Jakes, T. D.
Jakes outlines how to re-discover one's natural aptitudes and re-claim the wisdom of past experiences to become in sync with the opportunities life offers.
Throwback : a big-league catcher tells how the game is really played Kendall, Jason, 1974-
"Structured to mirror the flow of a baseball game, THROWBACK covers everything that happens both in plain sight and behind the scenes (or sometime in whispered invective at the plate or in the bullpen), from the players' pregame routines and the pitcher's warm-up tosses, to the hidden signs the catcher and pitcher use to communicate to outwit hitters, from infielders' often amusing conversations with men at first and third bases, to the specific positions outfielders often take based on the pitch they anticipate will next be thrown. Based on Kendall's 15 years of professional MLB experience, THROWBACK weaves hilarious first-person anecdotes together with wonderfully illuminating "Oh, that's why they do that!" insights into professional baseball, how it's played, and the "why" behind everything you see happening on and off the field"--
Nutrition for runners Galloway, Jeff, 1945-, author.
In order to treat our body right, we need to both exercise and eat well. Using material from renowned nutritionist Nancy Clark, Jeff Galloway gives the reader tips on what to eat, when to eat, how much to eat, and how to combine all that with your training schedule while still retaining the chance to enjoy other aspects of life.
Enduring courage : ace pilot Eddie Rickenbacker and the dawn of the age of speed Ross, John F., 1958-
The sensational true story of Eddie Rickenbacker, America's greatest flying ace, who above all the rest showed a nation the way forward in its quest for speed, endurance and courage.
JFK Jr., George, & me : a memoir Berman, Matt, 1964-
"As John Kennedy Jr.'s creative director for George magazine, Matt Berman had a wonderfully collaborative and fun-loving relationship with America's favorite son--his story is told here with unprecedented candor and wit. The Kennedys--their poise, the family secrets, and their grace in the face of unimaginable tragedies--have captured the imagination and interest of the public for more than fifty years. Now, colleague and friend of JFK Jr., Matt Berman, offers us a unique look at John's life as both a professional and "regular guy." When talented creative executive Matt Berman took a meeting with John Kennedy, Jr., in 1995, he was immediately hired to serve as George's creative director, thus beginning an unforgettable journey, both personal and professional. We follow Matt through his first days at the magazine as he navigated the choppy waters of what would be the most-talked-about magazine launch in history, helmed by a supremely confident and charming John. Wry and instantly likable, Matt shares not only his own personal story of his relationship with John, but also valuable life and work lessons that he learned while working alongside him behind the scenes at George. But most importantly, through Matt's recollections, we see a John Kennedy that the public never got to know. Matt paints a vivid portrait of JFK Jr., that only a select few have ever seen, offering a touching and honest tribute to John's legacy"--
Company of heroes : my life as an actor in the John Ford stock company Carey, Harry, Jr., 1921-2012, author.
When Harry Carey, Sr., died in 1947, director John Ford cast Carey's twenty-six-year-old son, Harry, Jr., in the role of The Abilene Kid in 3 Godfathers. Ford and the elder Carey had filmed an earlier version of the story, and Ford dedicated the Technicolor remake to his memory. Company of Heroes is the story of the making of that film, as well as the eight subsequent Ford classics. In it, Harry Carey, Jr., casts a remarkably observant eye on the process of filming Westerns by one of the true masters of the form. From She Wore a Yellow Ribbon and Wagonmaster to The Searchers and Cheyenne Autumn, he shows the care, tedium, challenge, and exhilaration of movie-making at its highest level. Carey's portrayal of John Ford at work is the most intimate ever written. He also gives us insightful and original portraits of the men and women who were part of Ford's vision of America: John Wayne, Richard Widmark, Henry Fonda, Maureen O'Hara, Ward Bond, Victor McLaglen, and Ben Johnson. Funny, insightful, and brutally honest, Company of Heroes is a rip-roaring good read that presents the remarkable life story of Harry Carey, Jr., and his many fine performances.
Op-art socks : creative effects in sock knitting Linden, Stephanie van der.
David Busch's Nikon D5300 : guide to digital SLR photography Busch, David D., author.
The life of the automobile : the complete history of the motor car Parissien, Steven, author.
"The car has shaped the modern era more profoundly than any other human invention. Its manufacture introduced mass-production to the world, bringing with it tarmac, suburbs, and car culture. In this comprehensive world history of the most important transport innovation of the modern age, historian Dr. Steven Parissien examines the impact, development, and significance of the automobile over its turbulent and colorful 130-year history. He tells the story of the automobile, and of its creators, from its earliest appearance in the late nineteenth century - as little more than a powered quadricycle - through the mergers and bailouts of the twenty-first century. Readers will learn about Andre Citroen and his Traction Avant of 1934, Ferdinand Porsche and the Volkswagen, Gene Bordinat and the Ford Mustang, among numerous other game changers and iconic vehicles. Bringing to life the flamboyant entrepreneurs, shrewd businessmen, and gifted engineers that worked behind the scenes to bring us horsepower and performance, The Life of the Automobile is a globe-spanning account of the auto industry that is sure to rev the engines of gearheads across the country. But above all, this book illustrates how the epic story of the car mirrors the history of the modern era, from the brave hopes and soaring ambitions of the late eighteen hundreds to the cynicism and ecological concerns we face more than a century later"--
The Second Amendment : a biography Waldman, Michael, 1960- author.
"By the president of the prestigious Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, the life story of the most controversial, volatile, misunderstood provision of the Bill of Rights. At a time of renewed debate over guns in America, what does the Second Amendment mean? This book looks at history to provide some surprising, illuminating answers. The Amendment was written to calm public fear that the new national government would crush the state militias made up of all (white) adult men--who were required to own a gun to serve. Waldman recounts the raucous public debate that has surrounded the amendment from its inception to the present. As the country spread to the Western frontier, violence spread, too. But through it all, gun control was abundant. In the 20th century, with Prohibition and gangsterism, the first federal control laws were passed. In all four separate times the Supreme Court ruled against a constitutional right to own a gun. The present debate picked up in the 1970s--part of a backlash to the liberal 1960s and a resurgence of libertarianism. A newly radicalized NRA entered the campaign to oppose gun control and elevate the status of an obscure constitutional provision. In 2008, in a case that reached the Court after a focused drive by conservative lawyers, the US Supreme Court ruled for the first time that the Constitution protects an individual right to gun ownership. Famous for his theory of 'originalism,' Justice Antonin Scalia twisted it in this instance to base his argument on contemporary conditions. In The Second Amendment: A Biography, Michael Waldman shows that our view of the amendment is set, at each stage, not by a pristine constitutional text, but by the push and pull, the rough and tumble of political advocacy and public agitation"--
Limber : essays Pelster, Angela, 1975-
"A startling essay collection charting the world's history through holes in the ground, rings across wood, mountains, figs, and a body's evolution. Essays move from her rural Canadian childhood to a desert in Niger, where "The Loneliest Tree in the World" once grew. Deeply thought and wholly original, Limber asks what it means to live on our inherited planet"--
1001 all-natural secrets to pest control Bader, Myles.
The artist's library : a field guide, from the library as incubator project Damon-Moore, Laura C.
"The Artist's Library offers the idea that an artist is any person who uses creative tools to make new things, and the guidance and resources to make libraries of all sizes and shapes come alive as spaces for art-making and cultural engagement. Case studies included in the book range from the crafty (pop-up books) to the community-minded (library galleries) to documentary (photo projects) to the technically complex ('listening' to libraries via Dewey decimal frequencies). The Library as Incubator Project was created by Erinn Batykefer, Laura Damon-Moore, and Christina Endres. It highlights the ways that libraries and artists can work together, and works to strengthen these partnerships. By calling attention to one of the many reasons libraries are important to our communities and our culture, it provides a dynamic online forum for sharing ideas."--
Falling into grace : insights on the end of suffering Adyashanti, author.
Falling into Grace presents Adyashanti's response to anyone looking for a way out of suffering and into the freedom of spiritual awakening. With his first introductory book, he offers what he considers the fundamental teachings on "seeing life with clear eyes" to transcend the illusions that lead to unhappiness.
The failure of laissez faire capitalism and economic dissolution of the West : towards a new economics for a full world Roberts, Paul Craig, 1939-
American crucifixion : the murder of Joseph Smith and the fate of the Mormon church Beam, Alex.
On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail in the dusty frontier town of Carthage, Illinois, hunting down a man they saw as a grave threat to their quiet lives: the founding prophet of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. In addition to starting his own religion and creating the Book of Mormon, Smith had worked as a water-dowser and treasure hunter. He'd led his people to Ohio, then Missouri, then Illinois, where he founded a city larger than fledgling Chicago... and secretly, he had married more than thirty women. Beam tells how Smith went from charismatic leader to public enemy, and could not escape the consequences of his ambition and pride.
Ain't it time we said goodbye : the Rolling Stones on the road to exile Greenfield, Robert.
Although they didn't know it then, when the Rolling Stones embarked on their farewell tour of England in March, 1971, having announced they were about to go into tax exile in the south of France, it was the end of an era. For the Stones, nothing would ever be the same again.
Treat petites : tiny sweets and savory pleasures Pearce, Fiona, author.
Japanese schoolgirl confidential : how teenage girls made a nation cool Ashcraft, Brian, author.
Brian Ashcraft discusses the history and impact of the schoolgirl image on Japan's society and culture, and asks j-pop idols, along with other celebrities, film directors, historians, artists, and others to explain the trend, fashion choices, and its appeal.
Moon handbooks. Beijing & Shanghai Gordon, Susie.
Is that me yelling? : a parent's guide to getting your kids to cooperate without losing your cool Renner, Rona.
"Being a parent is hard work! And when your child refuses to do even the little things-like picking up their toys, taking a bath, or getting in the car to go to school-it's easy to become frustrated. But what if there was a gentle, effective way for you to improve your kid's behavior without losing your cool or raising your voice? In Is That Me Yelling? leading authority on parenting, Rona Renner outlines effective communication strategies that focus on your child's unique temperament. While most books on discipline are "one size fits all," this book offers a tailored parenting approach. Inside, you will learn powerful mindfulness techniques based in cognitive behavioral theory (CBT) and temperament theory to help reduce conflict and foster cooperation, respect, and understanding in your family. You will also learn the real reasons behind your frustration, how your unique temperament, as well as your child's, can contribute to you losing your temper, and how you can start feeling calm and connecting with your child in a positive way, right away. As a parent, you are often under a great deal of stress. Between helping your child with their homework, running a household, and working, it's only natural to feel overwhelmed at times. But that's why you need real, practical solutions to help you communicate effectively and compassionately with your children in a way that will benefit you both. This book will show you how."--
Beading basics Rodgers, Carole.
Sextant : a young man's daring sea voyage and the men who mapped the world's oceans Barrie, David, author.
Chronicles the author's first transatlantic voyage, when he learned to navigate using a sextant, and traces how this indispensable navigational tool was used by daring mariners to explore and map the world.
Thinfluence : thin-flu-ence (noun) the powerful and surprising effect friends, family, work, and environment have on weight Willett, Walter, author.
"A guide to recognizing and combating the external factors that cause weight gain and make it difficult to lose weight. Tackling a weight problem is often viewed as a personal responsibility that requires making healthier choices. The latest research, however, shows that external factors--from family and friendships to advertising and the workplace environment--make an equal, if not greater, contribution. Just look at the stats: A person's chance of becoming obese increases by 57 percent if a close friend is obese, 40 percent if a sibling is obese, and 37 percent if a spouse is obese. That's where Thinfluence comes in. Through a research-based examination of various social, environmental, and policy-based issues, renowned Harvard researchers Dr. Walter Willett and Dr. Malissa Wood examine how relationships, workplace, media, and other factors are affecting readers' weights. Thinfluence doesn't tell readers to ditch their friends and family, change jobs, or move to another state. It offers a clear three-step action plan--analyze, act, influence--for readers to identify hidden factors affecting weight, develop a personal toolbox to combat external effects, and become positive influences on others around them"--
Congratulations, by the way : some thoughts on kindness Saunders, George, 1958-
Drawing on his well-received convocation address at Syracuse University, one of today's most influential and original writers shows how to lead a kinder, more fulfilling life.
The new, new Home : getting the house of your dreams with your eyes wide open Thompson, Boyce, author.
Itty-bitty hats : cute and cuddly caps to knit for babies and toddlers Anderson, Susan B.
An Egyptian bestiary : animals in life and religion in the land of the pharaohs Germond, Philippe.
"Of all the world's early civilizations, it was that of ancient Egypt that fostered the closest relationship with the animal world. All aspects of life, both secular and sacred, gave prominent place to man's involvement with living creatures of every kind. Peasant and craftsman, ruler and priest treated animals not as mere utilitarian objects, but as symbols of creation equal in the hierarchy of life to man himself and closely tied both to everyday existence and to the realm of the gods" "The photographs in this volume show the incomparable richness of the pharaonic fauna in all forms of artistic expression - painting, sculpture, relief carving, architectural ornamentation, and even in hieroglyphs - ranging from astonishing realism in the depiction of birds and beasts, both wild and domesticated with which the people of the Nile Valley came into daily contact to hieratic stylization in portraying the pantheon of animal headed gods and the sacred and fabulous creatures that inhabited the ancient Egyptians' devotional, funerary and magic world." "The scholarly descriptions and informative captions that accompany this bestiary place each animal depicted in its proper context in relation to man, to the environment and to the gods. From geese to monkeys, crocodiles to scorpions, the list is virtually endless, while the superb artistry and extraordinary range of the subject matter will open the eyes of Egyptologists and naturalists alike to a subject that has never before been so superbly displayed and explained."--BOOK JACKET.
Chauvet cave : the art of earliest times Clottes, Jean.
"The discovery of the Chauvet Cave in France's Ardeche Valley in December 1994 by speleologists Jean-Marie Chauvet, Eliette Brunel, and Christian Hillaire was a remarkable event. The incredible age of the cave paintings, which dated back 35,000 years, and their exceptionally high quality were the source of both astonishment and admiration. No other major site exists that is as close in age to the arrival of modern humans in Europe." "Several years ago, a team of specialists from many different disciplines, led by Jean Clottes, began the first detailed scientific study of the cave. The cave has slowly revealed many of the secrets of its origins: its dating, the traces left by animals and humans, the artistic techniques that were used, and the themes of the paintings and engravings." "All of these discoveries are published together here for the first time, accompanied by hundreds of color illustrations that allow the public to share not only this new knowledge but also the thrill and fascination of looking into the deep time of an ancient world."--BOOK JACKET.
Eight world cups : my journey through the beauty and dark side of soccer Vecsey, George, author.
As Americans increasingly embrace soccer, one of the country's most respected sports columnists has been covering the world's signature tournament for three decades. In Eight World Cups George Vecsey of The New York Times pulls back the curtain on the beautiful game. Blending witty travelogue with action on the field-- and shady dealings in the back rooms-- Vecsey offers an eye-opening, globetrotting account of the last eight World Cups, chronicling the United States team's slow, episodic rise while evidence of corruption grows in the sport's executive suites. Vecsey immerses himself in the great national leagues, historic clubs, devoted fans, and passionate rivalries and gives us his up-close impressions of charismatic stars like Socrates, Maradona, Baggio, and Zidane, while also chronicling the rise of the U.S. men's and women's teams.
Race horse men : how slavery and freedom were made at the racetrack Mooney, Katherine Carmines.
Recaptures the vivid sights, sensations, and illusions of nineteenth-century thoroughbred racing, America's first mass spectator sport. Inviting readers into the pageantry of the racetrack, Katherine C. Mooney conveys the sport's inherent drama while also revealing the significant intersections between horse racing and another quintessential institution of the antebellum South: slavery. A popular pastime across American society, horse racing was most closely identified with an elite class of southern owners who bred horses and bet large sums of money on these spirited animals. The central characters in this story are not privileged whites, however, but the black jockeys, grooms, and horse trainers who sometimes called themselves race horse men and who made the racetrack run. Mooney describes a world of patriarchal privilege and social prestige where blacks as well as whites could achieve status and recognition and where favored slaves endured an unusual form of bondage. For wealthy white men, the racetrack illustrated their cherished visions of a harmonious, modern society based on human slavery. After emancipation, a number of black horsemen went on to become sports celebrities, their success a potential threat to white supremacy and a source of pride for African Americans. The rise of Jim Crow in the early twentieth century drove many horsemen from their jobs, with devastating consequences for them and their families. Mooney illuminates the role these too often forgotten men played in Americans' continuing struggle to define the meaning of freedom.
A time to attack : the looming Iranian nuclear threat Kroenig, Matthew, author.
"Iran's rapidly advancing nuclear program may be the world's most important emerging international security challenge. Not only does Iran have confirmed nuclear capabilities, but the country also has the ability to supply them to other regimes--potentially an even greater, imminent global threat. In this dramatic call to action, Matt Kroenig explains why we need to take immediate steps to a diplomatic and, if necessary, a military solution--now--before Iran makes any further nuclear advances. He draws on the current crisis in Syria, an indicator of the devastating potential of just one nation's chemical capabilities. A Time to Attack provides an authoritative account of the history of Iran's nuclear program and the international community's attempts to stop it, explains and assesses the options available to policymakers, and reflects on what the resolution of the Iranian nuclear challenge will mean for the future of international order. As this crisis is still developing, this book provides an insider's account of what is being said in Washington about what our next move must be"--
101 things to learn in art school White, Kit, 1951-
Offers more than one hundred simple bits of advice for making the most of art school, or just the artistic life in general, with each tip accompanied by an original illustration by the author.
Confucius lives next door : what living in the East teaches us about living in the West Reid, T. R.
When Reid, his wife, and their three children moved from America to Japan, the family quickly became accustomed to the surface differences between the two countries. In Japan, streets don't have names, pizza comes with seaweed sprinkled on top, and businesswomen in designer suits and Ferragamo shoes go home to small concrete houses whose washing machines are outdoors because there's no room inside. But over time Reid came to appreciate the deep cultural differences, helped largely by his courtly white-haired neighbor Mr. Matsuda, who personified ancient Confucian values that are still dominant in Japan. Respect, responsibility, hard work - these and other principles are evident in Reid's witty, perfectly captured portraits.
The demonologist : the extraordinary career of Ed and Lorraine Warren Brittle, Gerald, author.
For over five decades Ed and Lorraine Warren have been known as the world's most renowned paranormal investigators. Lorraine is a gifted clairvoyant, while Ed is the only non-ordained demonologist recognized by the Catholic Church. Together they have investigated thousands of hauntings in their career.
Stand strong : you can overcome bullying (and other stuff that keeps you down) Vujicic, Nick.
"Born without arms or legs, Nick Vujicic knows what it's like to be different. And he knows what it's like to be bullied and to rise above it. In Stand Strong, Nick gives you strategies for responding to the bullies in your life, empowering you to feel stronger than you ever have felt before."-- [book jacket]
Be the dad she needs you to be : the indelible imprint a father leaves on his daughter's life Leman, Kevin, author.
Study after study show that fathers set up their daughters for success. Involved fathers--whether or not they live in the same house as their children--boost their daughter's academic achievement, promote their psychological health, increase their compassion for others, and even bolster the status of women.
The sabermetric revolution : assessing the growth of analytics in baseball Baumer, Benjamin.
Explores the history of statistical analysis in baseball, how it can best be used today, and how it must evolve for the future.
Age of ambition : chasing fortune, truth, and faith in the new China Osnos, Evan, 1976-
"A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformation From abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation of pragmatic plutocrats and ruthlessly dedicated students destined to rule the global economy--or an addled Goliath, riddled with corruption and on the edge of stagnation. What we don't see is how both powerful and ordinary people are remaking their lives as their country dramatically changes. As the Beijing correspondent for The New Yorker, Evan Osnos was on the ground in China for years, witness to profound political, economic, and cultural upheaval. In Age of Ambition, he describes the greatest collision taking place in that country: the clash between the rise of the individual and the Communist Party's struggle to retain control. He asks probing questions: Why does a government with more success lifting people from poverty than any civilization in history choose to put strict restraints on freedom of expression? Why do millions of young Chinese professionals--fluent in English and devoted to Western pop culture--consider themselves "angry youth," dedicated to resisting the West's influence? How are Chinese from all strata finding meaning after two decades of the relentless pursuit of wealth? Writing with great narrative verve and a keen sense of irony, Osnos follows the moving stories of everyday people and reveals life in the new China to be a battleground between aspiration and authoritarianism, in which only one can prevail"--
Praying God's word for your life Lipp, Kathi, 1967-
Wonder Woman unbound : the curious history of the world's most famous heroine Hanley, Tim.
"With her golden lasso and her bullet-deflecting bracelets, Wonder Woman is a beloved icon of female strength in a world of male superheroes. But this close look at her history portrays a complicated heroine who is more than just a female Superman. The original Wonder Woman was ahead of her time, advocating female superiority and the benefits of matriarchy in the 1940s. At the same time, her creator filled the comics with titillating bondage imagery, and Wonder Woman was tied up as often as she saved the world. In the 1950s, Wonder Woman begrudgingly continued her superheroic mission, wishing she could settle down with her boyfriend instead, all while continually hinting at hidden lesbian leanings. While other female characters stepped forward as women's lib took off in the late 1960s, Wonder Woman fell backwards, losing her superpowers and flitting from man to man. Ms. magazine and Lynda Carter restored Wonder Woman's feminist strength in the 1970s, turning her into a powerful symbol as her checkered past was quickly forgotten. Exploring this lost history as well as her modern incarnations adds new dimensions to the world's most beloved female character, and Wonder Woman Unbound delves into her comic book and its spin-offs as well as the myriad motivations of her creators to showcase the peculiar journey that led to Wonder Woman's iconic status"--
The crafter's book of clever ideas : awesome craft techniques for handmade craft projects Currie, Andrea.
Birdhouses of the world Schmauss, Anne.
Sketching masterclass Ruzaimi Mat Rani.
The amazing Spider-Man : behind the scenes & beyond the web Javins, Marie, author.
Continuing their popular ART OF series of movie tie-in books, Marvel presents its latest blockbuster achievement! Featuring exclusive concept artwork, behind-the-scenes photographs, production stills, and in-depth interviews with the cast and crew, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: THE ART OF THE MOVIE is a deluxe keepsake volume that provides an insider's look into the making of the wall-crawler's 2012 film directed by Marc Webb, and starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary and Martin Sheen!
Magic color flair : the world of Mary Blair Canemaker, John.
First World War : still no end in sight Furedi, Frank, 1947- author.
Love thy neighbor : a story of war Maass, Peter, 1960-
A foreign correspondent offers a portrait of the conflict in Bosnia, from the battlefield of Sarajevo, to the atrocities that have been reported, to the lives of those caught in the crossfire.
Give War and Peace a chance : Tolstoyan wisdom for troubled times Kaufman, Andrew, 1969-
Animal madness : how anxious dogs, compulsive parrots, and elephants in recovery help us understand ourselves Braitman, Laurel, author.
"For the first time, a historian of science draws evidence from across the world to show how humans and other animals are astonishingly similar when it comes to their feelings and the ways in which they lose their minds. Charles Darwin developed his evolutionary theories by looking at physical differences in Galapagos finches and fancy pigeons. Alfred Russell Wallace investigated a range of creatures in the Malay Archipelago. Laurel Braitman got her lessons closer to home--by watching her dog. Oliver snapped at flies that only he could see, ate Ziploc bags, towels, and cartons of eggs. He suffered debilitating separation anxiety, was prone to aggression, and may even have attempted suicide. Her experience with Oliver forced Laurel to acknowledge a form of continuity between humans and other animals that, first as a biology major and later as a PhD student at MIT, she'd never been taught in school. Nonhuman animals can lose their minds. And when they do, it often looks a lot like human mental illness. Thankfully, all of us can heal. As Laurel spent three years traveling the world in search of emotionally disturbed animals and the people who care for them, she discovered numerous stories of recovery: parrots that learn how to stop plucking their feathers, dogs that cease licking their tails raw, polar bears that stop swimming in compulsive circles, and great apes that benefit from the help of human psychiatrists. How do these animals recover? The same way we do: with love, with medicine, and above all, with the knowledge that someone understands why we suffer and what can make us feel better. After all of the digging in the archives of museums and zoos, the years synthesizing scientific literature, and the hours observing dog parks, wildlife encounters, and amusement parks, Laurel found that understanding the emotional distress of animals can help us better understand ourselves"--
Wise words from across space and time : the official quotable Doctor Who Scott, Cavan.
Over the years, Doctor Who has become one of the most popular science fiction series to date, with an ever growing and extremely dedicated fan base. Now fans can enjoy a plethora of their favorite memorable quotes and wisest words spoken throughout the series from the first episode to the most recent season starring Matt Smith. Each chapter focuses on a reoccurring theme or subject from the series.
Your body is your barbell : No gym. Just gravity. Build a leaner, stronger, more muscular you in 28 days! Gaddour, B. J.
Torch body fat and build muscle anywhere. Using your body as your barbell, you'll save money, time, and the hassle of going to a gym. This book, from the king of metabolic training, B.J. Gaddour, shows you how to master 8 critical fitness moves--the Bodyweight 8--and use them to achieve the strength, power, endurance, and mobility of an elite athlete.
No slam dancing, no stage diving, no spikes : an oral history of the legendary City Gardens Wuelfing, Amy Yates, author.
Presents a history of the New Jersey alternative and punk music club of the 1980s and early 1990s, with a listing and description of each band's appearance and interviews with band members, club regulars, and employees.
Hollywood's New Yorker : the making of Martin Scorsese Raymond, Marc, 1975-
In Hollywood'd New Yorker Marc Raymond offers a fresh looko at Scorsese's career in relation to the critical and social environment of the past fifty years. He traces Scorsese's career and films through his association with various cultural institutions, from his role as as a student and instructor at New York University, to his move to Hollywood and his relationship with the studio system, to his relationship with prestigious institutions like the Museum of Modern Art. This sociological approach to film authorship provides analysis of previously overlooked Scorsese projects, particularly his documentary work, and gives importance to the role his extracurricular activities in the film preservation movement have played in the rise of his reputation.
Still the greatest : the essential songs of the Beatles' solo careers Jackson, Andrew Grant, 1969- author.
More than 40 years after breaking up, the Beatles remain the biggest-selling and most influential group in the history of popular music. Fans endlessly replay their songs, craving more, while thousands of cover versions of their songs have been recorded or performed by artists. Band biographies, pop music histories, song books, and academic titles clutter shelves on the Fab Four. But never has there been a definitive guide to the finest songs of The Beatles after they called it quits. Still the Greatest is a love song to the songwriting and recording achievements of Paul, John, George, and Ringo after each struck out on his own. In this creative history, Jackson selects the best songs by the each in his solo career and organizes them into fantasy albums they might have formed had they stuck it out. This romp through the post-Beatle history of each artist delves into the circumstances behind the composition, recording, and reception of each work, offering a refreshing take on how spectacular much of the Beatles' second act truly is. Jackson assesses the over 70 albums and 900 songs they collectively released, selecting the crème de la crème of their output. Still the Greatest brims with facts (release dates, writing and performing credits, and information about production techniques) and insightful analyses of the music and lyrics. In telling the stories behind the songs, Jackson recounts the remarkable influence the Post Fab Four continued to have long after the big split. Both a handy reference and an engrossing cover-to-cover read, Still the Greatest is an invaluable companion for those who thought it all ended with their 1970 album Let It Be.
President me : the America that's in my head Carolla, Adam, author.
In President Me, Carolla shares his vision for a different, better America free from big issues like big government down to small problems like hotel alarm clock placement. Running on an anti-narcissism platform, President Carolla calls for a return to the values of an earlier time when stew and casserole were on every dinner table and there were no "service dogs" on airplanes. President Me hits right at the heart of what makes our country really annoying, and offers a plan to make all of our lives, but mostly Adam's, much better.
Poems that make grown men cry : 100 men on the words that move them
"A unique collection of poetry so powerful that 100 grown men--bestselling authors, poets laureate, and other eminent figures from the arts, sciences, and politics--have been moved to tears. Here they deliver touching and insightful personal introductions to a range of beloved poems. Grown men aren't supposed to cry. Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, however, a rare and fascinating collection, will profoundly move the strongest men--and women--to heartfelt tears. Father-and-son team Anthony and Ben Holden, a British writer and movie producer respectively, have teamed up to compile a poetry anthology unlike any other. Poets whose work is represented in this collection include W.H. Auden, Charles Bukowski, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Emily Dickinson, D.H. Lawrence, Harold Pinter, Ezra Pound, William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, and a host of other notables. Familiar personalities who have confessed to breaking down range from J.J. Abrams to John le Carre,, Seamus Heaney to Richard Dawkins, Salman Rushdie to Jonathan Franzen, and Stanley Tucci to Colin Firth. Each explains why the poems have made them cry--often in words as moving as the poetry itself--delivering private insight into the souls of men whose writing, acting, or thinking you have enjoyed and admired. In Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, not only will you savor old favorites and discover new gems, you will share private moments through the joys and sorrows of some of the most moving poetry ever written. Most important, you will learn more about yourself in the process"--
Bungee band bracelets & more : 12 projects to make with bungee band & paracord Vandenbosch, Vera.
The style of coworking : contemporary shared workspaces Davies, Alice, 1976- author.
This exploration of the innovative interior design of coworking spaces offers a unique look at a workplace revolution that's sweeping the globe. Coworking is redefining the way we work. Around the world, people are collaborating to create a new kind of economy that supports community and innovation while preserving valuable resources. This illustrated survey of spaces dedicated to coworking features 30 of the most impressive office spaces around the world. Google Campus in London, The HUB's global network of sites, and more off-the-radar examples such as Makeshift Society in San Francisco are just a few of the spaces profiled. Each is illustrated via a range of wide-angle and close-up photographs, offering readers page after page of inspiring ideas--from a repurposed shipping container to a beautiful cushion made from a vintage silk scarf. Whether you're daydreaming from a 14th-floor cubicle or looking for ideas on how to launch your own start-up, this unique book will stir your imagination as it offers endless possibilities for coworking.
The Beekman 1802 heirloom vegetable cookbook : 100 delicious heritage recipes from the farm and garden Ridge, Brent.
Rubber band charm jewelry : popstar bracelets & rings that sparkle and shine Marron, Maggie.
DecoDen bling : mini decorations for phones & favorite things Fisher, Alice.
The seat of the soul : 25th anniversary edition Zukav, Gary.
Rodale's 21st-century herbal : a practical guide for healthy living using nature's most powerful plants Balick, Michael J., 1952-
The new cast iron skillet cookbook : 150 fresh ideas for America's favorite pan Brown, Ellen.
"Cast iron skillets are booming in popularity: they're versatile, they're relatively inexpensive, and they don't have the toxic chemicals released by artificial nonstick pans. Though cast iron was the only pan in grandma's kitchen, these 150 recipes are fresh and updated, from cornbread with Parmesan cheese and sun-dried tomatoes to frittatas, Vietnamese spring rolls, and to-die-for sticky buns" --
William Blake Vaughan, William, 1943- author.
More than a century-and-a-half after his death, William Blake remains a truly remarkable and controversial figure. Equally gifted as poet and painter, he produced work as arresting for its beauty as for its strangeness. For some he is an inspiring genius, a source of creativity and insight, for others he is an unsettling eccentric. William Vaughan explores the contradictions that stand in the way of an easy understanding of this artist's work. With this fresh examination of Blake's unfolding career, he presents an artist with radical and utterly individual vision, deeply concerned with the social, religious and political issues of his age.
Creativity : the perfect crime Petit, Philippe, 1949- author, illustrator.
"In the vein of The Creative Habit and The Artist's Way, a new manifesto on the creative process from a master of the impossible. Since well before his epic 1974 walk between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, Philippe Petit had become an artist who answered first and foremost to the demands of his craft-not only on the high wire, but also as a magician, street juggler, visual artist, builder, and writer. A born rebel like many creative people, he was from an early age a voracious learner who taught himself, cultivating the attitudes, resources, and techniques to tackle even seemingly impossible feats. His outlaw sensibility spawned a unique approach to the creative process-an approach he shares, with characteristic enthusiasm, irreverence, and originality in Creativity: The Perfect Crime. Making the reader his accomplice, Petit reveals new and unconventional ways of going about the artistic endeavor, from generating and shaping ideas to practicing and problem-solving to pulling off the "coup" itself-executing a finished work. The strategies and insights he shares will resonate with performers of every stripe (actors, musicians, dancers) and practitioners of the non-performing arts (painters, writers, sculptors), and also with ordinary mortals in search of fresh ways of tackling the challenges and possibilities of everyday existence"--
The fourth revolution : the global race to reinvent the state Micklethwait, John, author.
"From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. Dysfunctional government: It's become a cliche. And most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us, that is a seriously limited view of things. In fact, there have been three great revolutions in government in the history of the modern world. The West has led these revolutions, but now we are in the midst of a fourth revolution, and it is Western government that is in danger of being left behind. Now, things really are different. The West's debt load is unsustainable. The developing world has harvested the low-hanging fruits. Industrialization has transformed all the peasant economies it had left to transform, and the toxic side effects of rapid developing world growth are adding to the bill. From Washington to Detroit, from Brasilia to New Delhi, there is a dual crisis of political legitimacy and political effectiveness. The Fourth Revolution crystallizes the scope of the crisis and points forward to our future.The authors enjoy extraordinary access to influential figures and forces the world over, and the book is a global tour of the innovators in how power is to be wielded. The age of big government is over, the age of smart government has begun. Many of the ideas the authors discuss seem outlandish now, but the center of gravity is moving quickly. This tour drives home a powerful argument: that countries' success depends overwhelmingly on their ability to reinvent the state. And that much of the West--and particularly the United States--is failing badly in its task. China is making rapid progress with government reform at the same time as America is falling badly behind. Washington is gridlocked, and America is in danger of squandering its huge advantages from its powerful economy because of failing government. And flailing democracies like India look enviously at China's state-of-the-art airports and expanding universities. The race to get government right is not just a race of efficiency. It is a race to see which political values will triumph in the twenty-first century--the liberal values of democracy and liberty or the authoritarian values of command and control. The stakes could not be higher"--
Duct tape selling : think like a marketer, sell like a superstar Jantsch, John.
" A new paradigm gives salespeople the tools to think and act more like successful marketers The art of selling has evolved tremendously over the last few years. Today's hectic pace demands that sales professionals rethink their strategies and practices. They must attract, teach, convert, serve, and measure while developing an individual brand that stands for trust and expertise. Now the popular author of Duct Tape Marketing teaches sales professionals how to apply the tactics of traditional marketing to their daily work. In Duct Tape Selling, salespeople will learn how to develop a marketing-based system to dramatically increase their effectiveness, stand above their competitors, and add value to their customer relationships. Jantsch flips the traditional business model-where marketers owned the message while sellers owned the relationships-on its head. These days, he argues, marketers must get better at relationships and sales must perfect the message and delivery"--
The last empire : the final days of the Soviet Union Plokhy, Serhii, 1957- author.
The essential book of fermentation : great taste and good health with probiotic foods Cox, Jeff, 1940-
Build your own quadcopter : power up your designs with the Parallax Elev-8 Norris, Donald (Electrical engineer), author.
Stress test : reflections on financial crises Geithner, Timothy F., author.
From the former Treasury Secretary, the definitive account of the unprecedented effort to save the U.S. economy from collapse in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Smaller faster lighter denser cheaper : how innovation keeps proving the catastrophists wrong Bryce, Robert, 1960-
"In the face of today's environmental and economic challenges, doomsayers preach that the only way to stave off disaster is for humans to reverse course: to de-industrialize, re-localize, ban the use of modern energy sources and forswear prosperity. But in this provocative and optimistic rebuke to the catastrophists, Robert Bryce shows how innovation and the inexorable human desire to make things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is providing consumers with Cheaper and more abundant energy, Faster computing, Lighter vehicles, and a myriad of other goods. That same desire is fostering unprecedented prosperity, greater liberty, and yes, better environmental protection. Utilizing on-the-ground reporting from Ottawa to Panama City and Pittsburgh to Bakersfield, Bryce shows how we have, for centuries, been pushing for Smaller Faster solutions to our problems. From the vacuum tube, mass-produced fertilizer, and the printing press to mobile phones, nanotech, and advanced drill rigs, Bryce breezily demonstrates how cutting-edge companies and breakthrough technologies have created a world in which people are living longer, freer, healthier, lives than at any time in human history. In an entertaining narrative enhanced with sharp graphics and numerous photographs, he shows that the push toward Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper is happening in multiple sectors. He profiles innovative individuals and companies, from well-known ones like Ford and Intel to upstarts like Aquion Energy and Khan Academy. And he zeroes in on the energy industry, separating fact from sentiment. Wind and biofuels may be the political darlings of the moment, but Bryce proves that the future belongs to the high-power-density sources that can provide the enormous quantities of energy the world demands. Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper demonstrates that the tools we need to save the planet aren't to be found in the technologies or lifestyles of the past. Nor must we sacrifice prosperity and human progress to ensure our survival. The catastrophists have been wrong since the days of Thomas Malthus. It's time to ignore the fearmongers. It's time to embrace the innovators and businesses all over the world who are making things Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper because, well, that's what we humans do"--
The shelf : from LEQ to LES Rose, Phyllis, 1942-
"Phyllis Rose embarks on a grand literary experiment--to read her way through a random shelf of library books, LEQ-LES. Can you have an Extreme Adventure in a library? Phyllis Rose casts herself into the wilds of an Upper East Side lending library in an effort to do just that. Hoping to explore the "real ground of literature," she reads her way through a somewhat randomly chosen shelf of fiction, from LEQ to LES. The shelf has everything Rose could wish for--a classic she has not read, a remarkable variety of authors, and a range of literary styles. The early nineteenth-century Russian classic A Hero of Our Time by Mikhail Lermontov is spine by spine with The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Stories of French Canadian farmers sit beside those about aristocratic Austrians. California detective novels abut a picaresque novel from the seventeenth century. There are several novels by a wonderful, funny, contemporary novelist who has turned to raising dogs because of the tepid response to her work. In The Shelf, Rose investigates the books on her shelf with exuberance, candor, and wit while pondering the many questions her experiment raises and measuring her discoveries against her own inner shelf--those texts that accompany us through life. 'Fairly sure that no one in the history of the world has read exactly this series of novels,' she sustains a sense of excitement as she creates a refreshingly original and generous portrait of the literary enterprise"--
Unworthy : how to stop hating yourself Rufus, Anneli S.
Using extensive research, interviews and her own experiences, the author, who has struggled with low self-esteem her entire life, explores how a lack of faith in ourselves can turn us into our own worst enemies and what can be done to stop this secret epidemic. --Publisher's description.
Where does it hurt? : an entrepreneur's guide to fixing health care Bush, Jonathan, 1969- author.
"Jonathan Bush of athenahealth leads readers through the underbelly of American health care, which has missed the customer service revolution of the past two decades, while reflecting on his own journey from ambulance driver to CEO of one of the nation's fastest growing tech companies. He offers a vision and plan for disrupting the current system and pushes to restore the sanctity of the physician-patient experience. The key, he argues, is more innovation, less regulation, and a wider range of choices for customers"--Provided by publisher.
Brothers forever : the enduring bond between a Marine and a Navy SEAL that transcended their ultimate sacrifice Sileo, Tom.
"Four weeks after Navy SEALs had killed Osama bin Laden, President Obama stood in Arlington National Cemetery to deliver his Memorial Day address. He extolled the heroism and sacrifice of the two men buried side by side in the graves before him: Travis Manion, a fallen US Marine, and Brendan Looney, a fallen US Navy SEAL. Although they were killed three years apart, one in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, these two former roommates and best friends were now buried together--"brothers forever." Award-winning journalist Tom Sileo and Travis's father, Colonel Tom Manion, USMCR (Ret.), tell the intimate and personal story of how these Naval Academy roommates defined a generation's sacrifice in Afghanistan and Iraq. From Travis's incredible bravery on the streets of Fallujah to Brendan's anguished SEAL training in the wake of his friend's death and later acts of heroism in the mountains of Afghanistan, Brothers Forever is a remarkable story of war and friendship"--
Mountain Hill, Sandy.
CompTIA A+ 220-801 and 220-802 authorized cert guide Soper, Mark Edward.
Simulator disc presents state-of-the-art interactive simulation software with 261 labs covering every A+ topic including installation, user accounts, and creating automatic backups. Security labs cover password policy, user permissions, file and folder encryption, and the Windows Firewall. In troubleshooting labs, you learn how to start and stop services, use the Event Viewer logs to troubleshoot and track an attack, create a restore point, create a system image and a system repair disk, and schedule backups. Networking labs cover classes of private IP addresses and subnet masks, assigning DHCP addresses, and setting up an ad hoc wireless network. Then go beyond the operating system to get experience configuring your CMOS settings, upgrading hardware, and learning to identify and install a variety of devices.
A visual guide to sushi-making at home Sone, Hiro.
Thia is the first authoritative, visual, stylish, how-to guide for making sushi at home. This handbook includes popular sushi, sashimi and sushi-style recipes by the Japanese-born and classically trained chef and owner of San Francisco's Ame restaurant. The book profiles 65 fish and other key ingredients of sushi, covers sustainability, explains sushi styles, teaches basic beverage pairing and includes how-to sequences showing the fundamentals of sushi making in detail. There are 50 additional recipes for basics, such as dashi, nigiri, different types of rolls, and sushi bowls.
Style & simplicity : an A to Z guide to living a more beautiful life Watson, Ted Kennedy, author.
Offers miscellaneous lifestyle tips arranged into illustrated alphabetical entries focusing on individual details, covering tips on decorating, entertaining, and general hints for living.
Opening heaven's door : investigating stories of life, death, and what comes after Pearson, Patricia, 1964-
Recounting deeply affecting stories of messages from the dying and the dead, presents an examination of deathbed experiences, nearing death awareness, and life after death.
Overpowered : what science tells us about the dangers of cell phones and other wifi-age devices Blank, Martin, 1933-
"Keys, wallet, cell phone. ready to go! Cell phones have become ubiquitous fixtures of 21st century life--suctioned to our ears and stuck in our pockets. Yet, we've all heard whispers that these essential little devices give you brain cancer. Could it be true? In 2011, the World Health Organization shocked the international community by confirming that the radiation from cell phones is a possible carcinogen to humans. Martin Blank notes that while the presumption of innocence is invaluable to the system of justice, it does not make sense as a public health standard. Overpowered brings readers, in accessible and fascinating prose, through the science, indicating biological effects resulting from low, non-thermal levels of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (levels considered safe by regulatory agencies). Radiation that comes not only from cell phones, but many other devices we use in our homes and offices every day. It is generally accepted that there should be a limit on exposure of the public to EMF. However, industry pushes the envelope. Dr. Blank advises applying the precautionary principle when it comes to demonstrably hazardous EMF--and teaches us how we can take steps in our daily lives to reduce exposures." --
The secret daily teachings Byrne, Rhonda, author.
Making money : the philosophy of crisis capitalism Bjerg, Ole, 1974-
Shadow warriors : the untold stories of American special operations during WWII Camp, Richard D.
"[This author] recounts the origins and special training of the Raider battalions and tells exciting stories of Marines behind enemy lines in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific"--P.  of cover.
Holy shit : a brief history of swearing Mohr, Melissa.
"Holy Sh*t tells the story of two kinds of swearing--obscenities and oaths--from ancient Rome and the Bible to today. With humor and insight, Melissa Mohr takes readers on a journey to discover how "swearing" has come to include both testifying with your hand on the Bible and calling someone a *#$&!* when they cut you off on the highway. She explores obscenities in ancient Rome--which were remarkably similar to our own--and unearths the history of religious oaths in the Middle Ages, when swearing (or not swearing) an oath was often a matter of life and death. Holy Sh*t also explains the advancement of civility and corresponding censorship of language in the 18th century, considers the rise of racial slurs after World War II, examines the physiological effects of swearing (increased heart rate and greater pain tolerance), and answers a question that preoccupies the FCC, the US Senate, and anyone who has recently overheard little kids at a playground: are we swearing more now than people did in the past?"--Amazon.
The invention of news : how the world came to know about itself Pettegree, Andrew, author.
"Long before the invention of printing, let alone the availability of a daily newspaper, people desired to be informed. In the pre-industrial era news was gathered and shared through conversation and gossip, civic ceremony, celebration, sermons, and proclamations. The age of print brought pamphlets, edicts, ballads, journals, and the first news-sheets, expanding the news community from local to worldwide. This groundbreaking book tracks the history of news in ten countries over the course of four centuries. It evaluates the unexpected variety of ways in which information was transmitted in the premodern world as well as the impact of expanding news media on contemporary events and the lives of an ever-more-informed public. Andrew Pettegree investigates who controlled the news and who reported it, the use of news as a tool of political protest and religious reform, issues of privacy and titillation, the persistent need for news to be current and journalists trustworthy, and people's changed sense of themselves as they experienced newly opened windows on the world. By the close of the eighteenth century, Pettegree concludes, transmission of news had become so efficient and widespread that European citizens--now aware of wars, revolutions, crime, disasters, scandals, and other events--were poised to emerge as actors in the great events unfolding around them"--
A summer to remember : Bill Veeck, Lou Boudreau, Bob Feller, and the 1948 Cleveland Indians Freedman, Lew.
"A Summer to Remember is a fantastic look at one of the greatest teams ever to play the game, and at how everyone involved in this extraordinary season--from the players to management--made 1948 a memorable year for baseball and the city of Cleveland"--
The oldest living things in the world Sussman, Rachel, 1975- photographer, author.
"The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way...Alongside the photographs, Sussman relays fascinating -- and sometimes harrowing -- tales of her global adventures tracking down her subjects and shares insights from the scientists who research them. The oldest living things in the world are a record and celebration of the past, a call to action in the present, and a barometer of our future." -- Publisher's description.
Jackson Pollock's Mural : the transitional moment
"Examines the Abstract Expressionist painter Jackson Pollock's large-scale 1943 painting, Mural, and presents conservation findings made at the Getty Center in Los Angeles along with art-historical research"--Provided by publisher.
The art of DreamWorks Mr. Peabody & Sherman Beck, Jerry, author.
Knitologie : creating personal heirloom knits as simply as casting on and casting off Tweet, Lucy Main.
'Knitlogie' is one of the only books that focuses primarily on monogramming. It is the first publication in a series of six craft books by Lucy Main Tweet. It features beneficial tips on knitting for all levels of competency in order to make elegant items. The main subject of this book is several projects that are personalized through monogramming. Lucy Main Tweet had two major influences in life: extensive experience in the fashion industry and her childhood memories when she first learned to knit. Now she has combined both of her passions into 'Knitologie'. Inspired by her mother, who calls knitting 'a pastime for a lifetime', Lucy loved picking out new yarns with textures and variegated colors. Her relationship with her mother grew closer through their shared knitting experiences. This pastime for a lifetime has long united generations from grandparents to grandchildren. Lucy has translated her unique perspective into 'Knitologie', giving even the amateur knitter an immediate feeling of accomplishment.
Rolling Stones gear : all the Stones' instruments from stage to studio Babiuk, Andy.
Tiny homes on the move : wheels and water Kahn, Lloyd, 1935-
"Tiny Homes on the Move chronicles 21st-century nomads - people who inhabit homes that are compact and mobile, either on wheels or in the water. In photos and stories, this fascinating book explores modern travelers who live in vans, pickup trucks, buses, trailers, sailboats, and houseboats that combine the comforts of home with the convenience of being able to pick up and go at any time. With over 1,000 color photos accompanying the stories and descriptions of these moveable sanctuaries, this is a valuable and inspirational book for anyone thinking outside the box about shelter"--
A simple feast : a year of stories and recipes to savor and share Yen, Diana.
Collects seasonal recipes that combine modern American cooking traditions with evolving trends in local farm fare, including maple braised beef stew, cumin glazed carrots, fried hominy with chile and lime, and blackened fish tacos.
Commit to win : how to harness the four elements of commitment to reach your goals Reeder, Heidi, author.
Charity and Sylvia : a same-sex marriage in early America Cleves, Rachel Hope, 1975-
Explores the lives of Charity Bryant and Sylvia Drake, two ordinary middle-class women who serve as a window on historical constructs of marriage, gender, and sexuality in late 18th-century and early 19th-century America. Both were born in Massachusetts, but in different towns, 11 years apart. Charity's attachment to women was so blatant that after she turned 20, her father told her to leave the house. She worked as a schoolteacher, but was forced to leave jobs several times because of hurtful gossip about her relationships with other women. In early 1807, Charity moved to Vermont to stay with a friend, and there she met Sylvia. The two fell in love, set up housekeeping, and considered themselves married. Gradually, their family members and the residents of Weybridge did as well. Charity and Sylvia became integral to the community, attending church, running their tailor shop, and contributing to charitable endeavors. Most of all, Charity and Sylvia remained passionately committed to each other and refused to hide their relationship. An important work of history that resonates with one of today's most public debates.
Delicious probiotic drinks : 75 recipes for kombucha, kefir, ginger beer, and other naturally fermented drinks Mueller, Julia.
"The health benefits of probiotics are no secret-doctors from both the Western and Eastern medicine camps sing the praises of probiotics for their positive effects on digestion, metabolism, and the immune system. Enthusiasts of kombucha-a bubbly probiotic drink now sold regularly in stores from Manhattan delis to Seattle food co-ops-point to its high levels of B vitamins and amino acids, improving mood, energy levels, joint function, ligament health, and skin health. Now you can learn to make kombucha, as well as numerous other probiotic drinks, at home! With clear step-by-step directions, beautiful photographs, and more than seventy-five recipes, this is the ultimate guide to homemade probiotic drinks. You'll find numerous recipes for: Kombucha Jun Kefir Lacto-fermented lemonade Ginger beer Cultured vegetable juices And more! In addition, you'll find recipes for making yogurt, smoothies, and kefir ice cream. Fermenting drinks may seem daunting, but Julia Mueller shows how it can be fun, much more cost-effective than buying ready-made drinks from the store, and delicious! "--
The healthy smoothie bible : lose weight, detoxify, fight disease, and live long Brock, Farnoosh.
Potassium-rich bananas, free radical-fighting blueberries, succulent mango, or light and sweet almond milk--every delicious natural ingredient you can think of pairs up in this smoothie bible for devoted followers of the healthy smoothie revolution that's sweeping the nation.
The third plate : field notes on the future of food Barber, Dan, 1969-
"Renowned chef Dan Barber introduces a new kind of cuisine that represents the future of American dining in THE THIRD PLATE. Barber explores the evolution of American food from the "first plate," or industrially-produced, meat-heavy dishes, to the "second plate" of grass-fed meat and organic greens, and says that both of these approaches are ultimately neither sustainable nor healthy. Instead, Barber proposes Americans should move to the "third plate," a cuisine rooted in seasonal productivity, natural livestock rhythms, whole-grains, and small portions of free-range meat. Barber's book charts a bright path for eaters and chefs alike towards a healthy and sustainable future for American cuisine"--
I know you like to smoke, but you can quit-- now Jopp, Andreas.
The approval fix : how to break free from people pleasing Meyer, Joyce, 1943-
Everybody wants to be loved. We all need affirmation, acceptance, and approval. Let's face it: It feels good to be appreciated and admired. But when we depend on the approval of others to feel good about ourselves, it's impossible to have emotional stability or a healthy self image. And when our value is based on how people see us rather than Gods unconditional love for us, our desire for approval can become an addiction. In THE APPROVAL FIX, #1 New York Times bestselling author Joyce Meyer gives you practical insights that will help you learn how to accept who you are and become the unique individual God created you to be. You'll experience greater confidence, deeper emotional stability, and healthier relationships, the life you're really longing for. Today, discover the truth about God's love for you and approval of you. And enjoy the freedom to be the amazing person you can be in Him!
Lil Bub's lil book : the extraordinary life of the most amazing cat on the planet Bridavsky, Mike.
North Korea : state of paranoia French, Paul, 1966-
The sinner's guide to natural family planning Fisher, Simcha, 1974- author.
I knew Jim knew Walrod, Jim.
The tai chi bible : the definitive guide to decoding the tai chi form Docherty, Dan, author.
Cooking comically : recipes so easy you'll actually make them Capps, Tyler, author.
Cooking should be as much fun as reading a comic book. Recipes should be cheap and easy. And the food has to taste good. Thats where Cooking Comically comes in. Tyler Capps, the creator of recipes like 2 a.m. Chili that took the Internet by storm, offers up simple, tasty meals in a unique illustrated style that will engage all your senses. These dishes are as scrumptious to eat as they are easy to make. This collection includes all time favorites and original recipes from Cooking Comically, including Sexy Pancakes, Bolognese for Days, Mash Tatoes, Pulled Pork (aka Operation Man-Kitchen), and Damn Dirty Ape Bread. Perfect for those who can barely boil water but are tired of ramen and fast food. Stop slaving. Start cooking.
Queen Victoria's children Van der Kiste, John.
Breverton's nautical curiosities : a book of the sea Breverton, Terry, 1946-
A nautical compendium covers a wide range of topics from ships, maritime slang, and famous naval battles to villains of the high seas and remarkable sea creatures.
American jukebox : a photographic journey Felver, Christopher, 1946- photographer.
Drill to win : 12 months to better Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Galvao, Andre.
Looking at photographs : 100 pictures from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
This is a picture book, and its first purpose is to provide the material for simple delectation. Beyond this it hopes to show something of the character and intent of the Museum's photography collections, and to suggest some of the ways in which the study of photography touches the broader issues of modern art and modern sensibility.
Painting beautiful watercolor landscapes : transform ordinary places into extraordinary scenes Hicks, Joyce.
Amigurumi toy box : cute crocheted friends Rímoli, Ana Paula, 1976-
Sparkling with playful ideas inspired by her children, Rimoli presents a wildly imaginative collection that will tickle kids of all ages.
Young, restless, no longer reformed : black holes, love, and a journey in and out of Calvinism Fischer, Austin.
Does it matter if we have free will? Does it matter if Calvinism is true? And does what you think about it matter? No and yes. No, it doesn't matter because God is who he is and does what he does regardless of what we think of him, just as the solar system keeps spinning around the sun even if we're convinced it spins around the earth. Our opinions about God will not change God, but they can change us. And so yes, it does matter because the conversations about free will and Calvinism confront us with perhaps the only question that really matters: who is God? This is a book about that question. --from publisher description
Home behind the sun : connect with God in the brilliance of the everyday Willard, Timothy D.
The pursuit of holiness Bridges, Jerry.
The Leonard Bernstein letters Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990.
"Leonard Bernstein was a charismatic and versatile musician-a brilliant conductor who attained international super-star status, and a gifted composer of Broadway musicals (West Side Story), symphonies (Age of Anxiety), choral works (Chichester Psalms), film scores (On the Waterfront), and much more. Bernstein was also an enthusiastic letter writer, and this book is the first to present a wide-ranging selection of his correspondence. The letters have been selected for the insights they offer into the passions of his life-musical and personal-and the extravagant scope of his musical and extra-musical activities. Bernstein's letters tell much about this complex man, his collaborators, his mentors, and others close to him. His galaxy of correspondents encompassed, among others, Aaron Copland,Stephen Sondheim, Jerome Robbins, Thornton Wilder, Boris Pasternak, Bette Davis, Adolph Green, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, and family members including his wife Felicia and his sister Shirley. The majority of these letters have never been published before. They have been carefully chosen to demonstrate the breadth of Bernstein's musical interests, his constant struggle to find the time to compose, his turbulent and complex sexuality, his political activities, and his endless capacity for hard work. Beyond all this, these writings provide a glimpse of the man behind the legends: his humanity, warmth, volatility, intellectual brilliance, wonderful eye for descriptive detail, and humor"--
A shepherd looks at Psalm 23 Keller, W. Phillip (Weldon Phillip), 1920-1997.
Encounters in avalanche country : a history of survival in the Mountain West, 1820-1920 Di Stefano, Diana L.
"Every winter, early settlers of the U.S. and Canadian Mountain West could expect to lose dozens of lives to deadly avalanches. This constant threat to trappers, miners, railway workers, and their families forced individuals and communities to develop knowledge, share strategies, and band together as they tried to survive the extreme conditions of "avalanche country." The result of this convergence, author Diana L. Di Stefano argues, was a complex network of formal and informal cooperation that used disaster preparedness to engage legal action and instill a sense of regional identity among the many lives affected by these natural disasters.Encounters in Avalanche Country tells the story of mountain communities' responses to disaster over a century of social change and rapid industrialization. As mining and railway companies triggered new kinds of disasters, ideas about environmental risk and responsibility were increasingly negotiated by mountain laborers, at elite levels among corporations, and in socially charged civil suits. Disasters became a dangerous crossroads where social spaces and ecological realities collided, illustrating how individuals, groups, communities, and corporate entities were tangled in this web of connections between people and their environment.Written in a lively and engaging narrative style, Encounters in Avalanche Country uncovers authentic stories of survival struggles, frightening avalanches, and how local knowledge challenged legal traditions that defined avalanches as Acts of God. Combining disaster, mining, railroad, and ski histories with the theme of severe winter weather, it provides a new and fascinating perspective on the settlement of the Mountain West.Diana L. Di Stefano is assistant professor of history at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks."Encounters in Avalanche Country is an important work about how humans knew and were shaped by their environments in the American West. It is an intelligent, sophisticated, well-written, intensely researched, thoughtfully structured, deeply felt, and clearly hard-won piece of historical scholarship." -Kathryn Morse, author of The Nature of Gold"--
Dharma punx : a memoir Levine, Noah.
This is the story of a young man and a generation of angry youths who rebelled against their parents and the unfulfilled promise of the sixties. As with many self-destructive kids, Levine's search for meaning led him first to punk rock, drugs, drinking, and dissatisfaction. But the search didn't end there. Having clearly seen the uselessness of drugs and violence, he looked for positive ways to channel his rebellion against what he saw as the lies of society. Fueled by his anger at so much injustice and suffering, Levine now uses that energy and the practice of Buddhism to awaken his natural wisdom and compassion. He finds his most authentic expression in connecting the seemingly opposed worlds of punk and Buddhism. Ultimately, this is a story about maturing, and how a hostile and lost generation is finally finding its footing.--From publisher description.
Pretty good for a girl : women in bluegrass Henry, Murphy.
The first book devoted entirely to women in bluegrass, Pretty Good for a Girl documents the lives of more than seventy women whose vibrant contributions to the development of bluegrass have been, for the most part, overlooked. Accessibly written and organized by decade, the book begins with Sally Ann Forrester, who played accordion and sang with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys from 1943 to 1946, and continues into the present with artists such as Alison Krauss, Rhonda Vincent, and the Dixie Chicks. Drawing from extensive interviews, well-known banjoist Murphy Hicks Henry gives voice to women performers and innovators throughout bluegrass's history, including such pioneers as Bessie Lee Mauldin, Wilma Lee Cooper, and Roni and Donna Stoneman, family bands including the Lewises, Whites, and McLains, and later pathbreaking performers such as the Buffalo Gals and other all-girl bands, Laurie Lewis, Lynn Morris, Missy Raines, and many others.
I think I am in friend-love with you Sakugawa, Yumi.
Gaysia : adventures in the queer east Law, Benjamin, 1982- author.
Benjamin Law considers himself pretty lucky to live in Australia: he can hold his boyfriend's hand in public and lobby his politicians to recognize same-sex marriage. But as the child of migrants, he's also curious about how different life might have been had he grown up in Asia. So he sets off to meet his fellow Gaysians.
One nation : what we can all do to save America's future Carson, Ben.
"Dr. Ben Carson made headlines with his keynote at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013. Standing just a few feet from President Obama, the neurosurgeon offered a common sense critique of liberal government, calling for a return to our historic culture of personal responsibility, free markets, and upward mobility. Now, in this sequel to their #1 New York Times bestseller America the Beautiful, Dr. and Mrs. Carson offer a bold plan to stop the country's slide into fiscal and moral decay. Avoiding the political correctness of politicians and the animosity of Washington lawyers, Dr. Carson calls for respectful discussion and disagreement, with no subjects off limits. Applying the problem-solving skills he honed as a surgeon, he takes on tough issues such as education, health care, family values, race relations, taxes, charity, and the role of faith in public life. In his journey from poverty to the top of his field, Dr. Carson has lived the American dream. He shows how we can save that dream for our future generations, by restoring a moral, informed citizenry that will support "one nation, under God, indivisible.""--
The twilight of steam : great photography from the last days of steam locomotives in America Solomon, Brian, 1966-
"A region-by-region look at remarkable 1950s black-and-white photography of steam railroading take by Robert A. Buck, George C. Corey, Gordon S. Crowell, John Gruber, Fred Matthews, Bob Meiborg, John E. Pickett, Gordon R. Roth, Jim Shaughnessy, Richard Steinheimer, J. William Vigrass, Philip A. Weibler, Ron Wright, and Richard H. Young"--Provided by publisher.
Baba Yaga : the wild witch of the East in Russian fairy tales
Collection of twenty-nine fairy tales featuring Baba Yaga that draws from the famous collection of Aleksandr Afanas'ev, but also includes some tales from the lesser-known nineteenth-century collection of Ivan Khudiakov, along with images that show how artists have imagined her for over more than two centuries.
Design by nature : using universal forms and principles in design Macnab, Maggie. author.
The new biographical dictionary of film Thomson, David, 1941-
"With more than 100 new entries, from Amy Atlas, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Cary Joki Fukunaga to Joaquin Phoenix, Mia Wasikowska, and Robin Wright, and completely updated, here from David Thomson ... is the latest edition of The New Biographical Dictionary of Film, which topped Sight & Sound's poll of international critics and writers as the best film book ever written." -- Back cover.
Back to butter : a traditional foods cookbook : nourishing recipes inspired by our ancestors Chester, Molly, author.
"It's time to get back to your roots (literally) with Back to Butter. It's time to get away from processed and industrialized foods and enjoy an energizing, nutrient-rich, and satisfying lifestyle. It's time to feel great! The traditional food movement focuses on real, whole foods--foods that our ancestors ate--and is quickly becoming the diet and lifestyle of choice for those looking to nourish themselves in the most sound and natural way possible. Traditional foods are unprocessed, naturally raised, traditionally prepared, deeply nourishing, and decidedly unrefined. Authors Molly Chester and Sandy Schrecengost take you through the basics of a traditional diet with ease and understanding, offering a list to get your pantry started and why some of the natural foods that you may have thought you should avoid (like butter, eggs, full-fat dairy, and meat) are actually healthy and essential. And eating a traditional diet doesn't mean you can't have your favorites [such as] White Bean Chicken Chili, Caesar Salad with Sourdough Herbed Croutons, Baked Potatoes with the Works, Buttermilk Pan-Fried Chicken, Wonderful Winter Pot Roast, Hummus, Guacamole, and Onion Dips, Peach Caramel Pie, and Rich Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Sauce. Rediscover how great whole foods can be with this guide to natural, healthy meals that make you want to thank your grandmother's grandmother's grandmother"--
Mistake-free golf : first aid for your golfing brain Winters, Robert K., 1953- author.
"Mistake-Free Golf is the first and only book that directly applies to golfers of all levels on how to specifically correct their mental errors. Unlike any other book that is currently on the golf psychology market, Mistake-Free Golf is unique in that the approach that the author takes is not on emphasizing the positives in the mental game, but identifies the mental mistakes that golfers make on a consistent basis and then teaches the reader step-by-step how to correct these mental issues. By using interviews with over 50 established golf stars such as Nick Price, Michelle Wie, Charles Howell III, Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman, Suzanne Pettersen, and 2013 U.S. Open champion, Justin Rose, and coupled with rising tour and amateur players, Dr. Winters helps golfers understand that players of all levels make the same mental mistakes and helps them to learn from these mental infractions and turn their shortcomings into new-found confidence. Easy to read with entertaining stories, anecdotes, and specific intervention strategies designed to make an immediate impact on the reader, Mistake-Free Golf can be read cover-to-cover or can be read by going to the chapter that is specifically handicapping the frustrated golfer. Mistake-Free Golf can be used as a reference book for the mentally frustrated golfer. Many players will use this book as an emergency read, and it has even been called: First Aid for the Golfing Brain!"--
The setting sun : a memoir of empire and family secrets Moore-Gilbert, B. J., 1952- author.
"Setting Sun is the story of the dying days of an Empire, combined with gripping family history, in an extraordinary literary voyage across India. When a letter from an Indian historian arrives out of the blue and informs leading academic Bart Moore-Gilbert that his beloved, deceased father, a May member of the Indian Police before Independence, partook in the abuse of civilians his world is shaken as his cherished childhood memories are challenged. He sets out in search of the truth -- discovering much about the end of empire, the state of India today, and whether his father, as one of the many characters on his quest claims, really was a terrorist. Crisscrossing western India, and following leads from bustling Mumbai to remote rural scenes, Moore-Gilbert finally pieces together the truth, ultimately discovering that the same story links the past with the present, colonial India with its modern incarnation, terrorism through the ages and father with son"--
The third horseman : climate change and the Great Famine of the 14th century Rosen, William, 1955- author.
"How a seven-year cycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in European history ... In May 1315, it started to rain. It didn't stop anywhere in north Europe until August. Next came the four coldest winters in a millennium. Two separate animal epidemics killed nearly 80 percent of northern Europe's livestock. Wars between Scotland and England, France and Flanders, and two rival claimants to the Holy Roman Empire destroyed all remaining farmland. After seven years, the combination of lost harvests, warfare, and pestilence would claim six million lives--one eighth of Europe's total population. William Rosen draws on a wide array of disciplines, from military history to feudal law to agricultural economics and climatology, to trace the succession of traumas that caused the Great Famine. With dramatic appearances by Scotland's William Wallace, and the luckless Edward II and his treacherous Queen Isabella, history's best documented episode of catastrophic climate change comes alive, with powerful implications for future calamities"--
Love & respect in the family : the respect parents desire, the love children need Eggerichs, Emerson, author.
The science of mind : a philosophy, a faith, a way of life Holmes, Ernest, 1887-1960.
Rock breaks scissors : a practical guide to outguessing and outwitting almost everybody Poundstone, William, author.
"Rock breaks scissors is based on a simple principle: people are unable to act randomly. Instead they display unconscious patterns that the savvy person can outguess. The principle applies to friends playing rock, paper, scissors for a bar tab as well as to the crowds that create markets for homes and stocks. With a gift for distilling psychology and behavioral economics into accessible advice, Poundstone proves that outguessing is easy, fun, and often profitable"--Dust jacket flap.
Hashimoto's thyroiditis : lifestyle interventions for finding and treating the root cause Wentz, Izabella.
"Hashimoto's is more than just hypothyroidism. ... The body becomes stuck in a vicious cycle of immune system overload, adrenal insufficiency, gut dysbiosis, impaired digestion, inflammation, and thyroid hormone release abnormalities. ... The lifestyle intereventions discussed in this book aim to dismantle the vicious cycle piece by piece, ...allowing the body to rebuild itself."--P. 4 of cover.
Christ's ventriloquists : the event that created Christianity Zuesse, Eric.
The gift of being yourself : the sacred call to self-discovery Benner, David G.
Arguing that true knowledge of God and true knowledge of oneself are inseparable, the author offers an outline for Christian self-knowledge, explaining the difference between authentic self-discovery and most psychological approaches, and showing how genuine self-understanding revitalizes one's spiritual life.
Needle felting by hand or machine Griepentrog, Linda Turner.
America is elsewhere : the noir tradition in the age of consumer culture Dussere, Erik, 1968-
"America is Elsewhere provides a rigorous and creative reconsideration of hard-boiled crime fiction and the film noir tradition within three related postwar contexts: 1) the rise of the consumer republic in the United States after World War II 2) the challenge to traditional notions of masculinity posed by a new form of citizenship based in consumption, and 3) the simultaneous creation of "authenticity effects" -- representational strategies designed to safeguard an image of both the American male and America itself outside of and in opposition to the increasingly omnipresent marketplace." -- Publisher website.
Faithfulness & holiness : the witness of J.C. Ryle : an appreciation Packer, J. I. (James Innell)
As eldest son and heir to a fortune, J.C. Ryle had a hopeful future until the day his father declared bankruptcy. In a single moment, he was stripped of everything -- land, title, wealth, security -- and life as he knew it no longer existed. Ryle was devastated. And yet, had this not happened, Ryle would likely have entered Parliament rather than becoming a clergyman, and he might never have written a single book or tract or sermon, or become one of the most influential evangelical leaders of the 19th century. What could have broken Ryle beyond despair became the very instrument that led him towards holiness. Here in a single volume are not only J. I. Packer's reflections on the life of John Charles Ryle, but the very words of Ryle himself in a reprint of his classic work, Holiness. We see the faith that encouraged him through his difficulties. The hope that gave him a future. The God who blessed Ryle more than he ever imagined possible. And we are encouraged that the very God who worked a miracle in Ryle's life is the same One who works in us, leading us to holiness. - Publisher.
King of the mountain : the eternal, epic, end-time battle-- he who rules the Temple Mount rules the world Crismier, Charles.
The apex of human history and the culmination of biblical prophecy now loom ominously. What, then, should the inhabitants of this mortal sphere anticipate as history and prophecy become congruent? In order to comprehend the pattern and progress of history, it might best be understood as the battle for "king of the mountain"--Publisher.
Stubby the war dog : the true story of world war I 's bravest dog Bausum, Ann, author.
American soldier J. Robert Conroy befriended a stray dog with a stumpy tail while training to fight overseas in WWI. They bonded so closely that Conroy smuggled him to Europe, where Stubby accompanied Conroy's regiment on the Western Front, lending both his superior olfactory senses and amiable temperament to the war effort.
Kundalini yoga : the mysteries of the fire Samael Aun Weor.
Málaga & Costa del Sol Symington, Andy.
Cycling sojourner : a guide to the best multi-day tours in Washington Thalheimer, Ellee, author.
The business side of creativity : the comprehensive guide to starting and running a small graphic design or communications business Foote, Cameron S., author.
Fierce beauty : choosing to stand for what matters most Meeder, Kim.
Proof : the science of booze Rogers, Adam, 1970-
Presents a look at the science of alcohol production and consumption, from the principles behind the fermentation, distillation, and aging of alcoholic beverages, to the psychology and neurobiology of what happens after it is consumed.
Urban sketching : the complete guide to techniques Thorspecken, Thomas, author.
"While most sketching guides leave the artist with static bowls of fruit and boring vases of flowers to develop their skill, Urban Sketching takes its inspiration from the living, breathing world around us."--Back cover.
Fabulously fast quilts Smart, Amy, 1974-
Building a dream : the art of Disney architecture Dunlop, Beth, 1947-
Henri Cartier-Bresson : here and now Cartier-Bresson, Henri, 1908-2004, photographer.
Godzilla : the art of destruction Vaz, Mark Cotta.
Introduces the creative process behind the film, with concept illustrations, sketches, storyboards, and other pre-production materials, and features interviews with the director, key crew, and cast members.
This is Mars McEwen, Alfred S., author.
This Is Mars offers a previously unseen vision of the red planet. Located somewhere between art and science, the book brings together for the first time a series of panoramic images recently sent back by the U.S. observation satellite MRO (Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Since its arrival in orbit in 2006, MRO and its HiRISE telescope have been mapping Mars's surface in a series of exceptionally detailed images that reveal all the beauty of this legendary planet. Conceived as a visual atlas, the book takes the reader on a fantastic voyage, plummeting into the breathtaking depths of the Velles Marineris canyons, floating over the black dunes of Noachis Terra, and soaring to the highest peak in our solar system, the Olympus Mons volcano. The search for traces of water also uncovers vast stretches of carbonic ice at the planet's poles.
Dead doctors don't lie Wallach, Joel D.
Wire + metal : 30 easy metalsmithing designs Peck, Denise.
Includes thirty step-by-step projects, using techniques of wrapping, coiling, lashing, and incorporating beads with wire.
Stitch 'n swap : 25 handmade projects to sew, give & receive
Generation Q Magazine shows you the best way to organize and run a virtual or in-person swap. To help get you started, the team recruited some crafty friends to share 25 inspiring projects. All of the projects can be easily adapted to your taste, style, and skill level. Whether you're looking to have fun, learn new things, or exchange some fabulous gifts with friends, this easy-to-use book is your go-to resource for the newest community sewing activity.
Make + love quilts : scrap quilts for the 21st century Fons, Mary.
Halston & Warhol : silver & suede.
"Famous for his effortlessly chic Ultrasuede shirtdress and other modern classics, Halston was the defining American fashion designer of the 1970s. Just as his friend Andy Warhol challenged the canon of high art, Halston democratized fashion with elegant and urbane ready-to-wear clothes. Halston and Warhol complements a groundbreaking exhibition of clothes and accessories by Halston, art by Warhol, and photographs and ephemera that document the connections between the two men against the social backdrop of 1970s New York. Included are essays, interviews, and biographical timelines that cover topics such as Halston's importance in the canon of American couture, Warhol's Fashion TV, the similarities in their lives and careers, and the role of celebrity in art and fashion." -- Publisher's website.
Herbs for long-lasting health : how to make and use herbal remedies for lifelong vitality Gladstar, Rosemary.
Churchill and empire : a portrait of an imperialist James, Lawrence, 1943- author.
Narrative historian Lawrence James has written a genuinely new biography of Winston Churchill, one focusing solely on his contradictory relationship with the British Empire. As a young army officer in the late nineteenth century serving in conflicts in India, South Africa, and the Sudan, his attitude toward the Empire was the Victorian paternalistic approach--at once responsible and superior. Conscious even then of his political career ahead, Churchill found himself reluctantly supporting British atrocities and held what many would regard today as prejudiced views, in that he felt that some nationalities were superior to others. His (some might say obsequious) relationship with America reflected that view: America was a former colony where the natives had become worthy to rule themselves, but--he felt--still had that connection to Britain. This outmoded attitude was one of the reasons the British voters rejected him after leading the country brilliantly in the Second World War. His attitude remained decidedly old-fashioned, truly Victorian, in a world that was shaping up very differently.--From publisher description.
Whether to wed : a legal and tax guide for gay and lesbian couples Squillace, Scott E.
Holy days of obligation : essays on Santa Barbara & the writing life, at home & abroad Buckley, Christopher, 1948- author.
You will get in trouble ; &, trees by the lake Johnson, Ryan A.
English grammar handbook Liljeblad, Fredrik.
Every word has power : switch on your language and turn on your life Oswald, Yvonne.
The missing peace : the inside story of the fight for Middle East peace Ross, Dennis.
""Few people are better qualified to explain how it all went so wrong than Dennis Ross" (The Economist). As the chief Middle East peace negotiator in the presidential administrations of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, Ross is that rare figure who is respected by all parties: Democrats and Republicans, Palestinians and Israelis, presidents and people on the street in Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Washington, D.C. In The Missing Peace he tells the story of the search for enduring peace in a perpetually troubled region with unprecedented vividness, candor, and insight." "Ross recounts the peace process in detail from 1988 to the breakdown of talks in early 2001 that prompted the so-called second Intifada. It's all here: Camp David, Oslo, Geneva, Egypt, and other summits, the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, the rise and fall of Binyamin Netanyahu, the very different characters and strategies of Rabin, Yasir Arafat, and Bill Clinton, and the first steps of the Palestinian Authority. For the first time, the backroom negotiations, the dramatic and often secretive nature of the process, and the reasons for its faltering are on display for all to see, through "revealing and, occasionally, surprising portraits of various Israeli and Palestinian leaders" (Glenn Frankel, The Washington Post). Now with a new afterword taking account of recent events, The Missing Peace explains, as no other book has, why Middle East peace remains so elusive. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
Learning to breathe fire : the rise of CrossFit and the primal future of fitness Herz, J. C. (Jessie Cameron), 1971-
"Explains the science of maximum effort, why the modern gym fails an obese society, and the psychic rewards of ending up on the floor feeling as though you're about to die, [tracing] CrossFit's rise from a single underground gym in Santa Cruz to its adoption as the workout of choice for elite special forces, firefighters, and cops, to its popularity as the go-to fitness routine for regular Joes and Janes"--Dust jacket flap.
Let hope in : 4 choices that will change your life forever Wilson, Pete, author.
Offers advice and inspiration for cultivating hope and embracing God, looking at the healing that comes with hope and how it can transform entire lives.
Codependency for dummies Lancer, Darlene.
Codependency is a learned behavior that can be passed down from generation to generation. Lancer offers assistance in understanding the history, symptoms, causes, and relationship dynamics, and lays out a clear plan for recovery.
Wild connection : what animal courtship and mating tell us about human relationships Verdolin, Jennifer L.
Dr. Cocktail : 50 spirited infusions to stimulate the mind and body Ott, Alex.
The author is an organic chemist and master mixologist who has created cocktail menus for some of the best-known restaurants and bars in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris. He is a brand ambassador for Svedka Vodka, New Amsterdam Gin, Moet Hennessy, and Ecco Domani. On the opposite end of the spectrum, Alex has worked with the brand Mercy to concoct the ultimate hangover cure drink. NASA employs the mixologist's services in the making of space beverages.
The new old bar : classic cocktails and salty snacks from the Hearty Boys McDonagh, Steve, 1964-
"A compendium for the home bar, including classic cocktail recipes, small plate recipes, mixology how-to's, and ingredient and equipment guides"--
Dior, the legendary images : great photographers and Dior
Visual texture on fabric : create stunning art cloth with water-based resists Kerpoe, Lisa, 1961-
Provides a comprehensive guide to water-based resist dyeing techniques to design one-of-a-kind art cloth for quilting, sewing, home decor, and garment projects.
Cozy country knits : socks, hats, jackets and sweaters with classic rural charm Burkhardt, Manuela.
Featuring step-by-step instructions for more than 25 designs, this beautiful handbook offers an array of knitwear loaded with casual, rural charm. Patterns for sweaters, wraps, vests, scarves, hats, and socks provide cozy options from head to toe.
Picture yourself playing cello : step-by-step instruction for playing the cello Aikin, Jim.
Art & place : site-specific art of the Americas.
"Over 500 artworks from all periods, arranged geographically across fifteen countries that span the Americas, from Canada to Argentina, have been specially selected by a panel of experts. Every work examined in this extraordinary book remains permanently in situ, creatively integrated with its specific environment. An enormous variety of schools and styles can be compared, as well as a wealth of different techniques and media, from cave paintings and contemporary sculpture to murals, stained glass, reliefs and land art"--Publisher's website.
Effective sentences : writing for success Fluitt-Dupuy, Jan.
Vegan ice cream : over 90 sinfully delicious dairy-free delights Rogers, Jeff, 1961-
"This revised edition of Vice Cream features more than 90 delicious ice cream recipes using all-vegan ingredients like nuts, dates, coconut milk, maple syrup, and fruit, plus recipes for raw vegan ice creams and sauces. With interest in vegan and dairy-free diets increasing because of health reasons, food allergies, and dietary restrictions, Vegan Ice Cream offers a decadent alternative: ice creams that taste rich and luscious without relying on milk, cream, and refined white sugar. Instead, nut milks, carob, fresh fruit, and maple syrup combine to create simple and inventive ice cream flavors. Repackaged in a full-color format and updated with new recipes throughout, Vegan Ice Cream combines the recent popularity of vegan cookbooks with the perennially popular ice cream category. Including classic recipes like Chocolate and refreshing fruit-based flavors like Strawberry-Rhubarb, as well as more exotic new flavors like Mayan Chocolate, Pistachio Coconut, and Pomegranate, this colorful guide transforms a beloved treat into a delicious, wholesome vegan delight"--
Undocumented : how immigration became illegal Chomsky, Aviva, 1957- author.
"This book looks at the role illegality or undocumentedness plays in our society and economy. It shows how the status was created, and how and why people, especially Mexicans and Central Americans, have been assigned this status. The first three chapters look at the histories of social exclusion. One looks specifically at the Mexican and Guatemalan contexts to understand why such large numbers of people from these countries enter the United States without documents, and how those who do so understand their own motivations. Two chapters focus on the role of illegality in the economy. Undocumented people tend to work in three different kinds of jobs: jobs that have been historically marginalized, like those in agriculture, jobs that have been downgraded from well-paid, unionized work to low-wage labor, like meatpacking, and newly booming job categories that underlie post-war consumerist prosperity like landscaping and childcare work. One chapter looks at children and families, focusing especially on the experiences of undocumented youth and youth with undocumented parents, and at the leadership role that undocumented youth have taken in the undocumented rights movement. One looks at the dizzying complexity of status to point out that virtually nobody really understand what "illegal" means. It looks at the detention system and the interests behind it. Finally, the last chapter explores the different "solutions" to the problem of undocumentedness that have been proposed and implemented over time, and shows why they have failed. Undocumentedness is deeply embedded in global and national political and economic systems, and the concept itself must be understood and challenged in order to create a more just system. "--
Capital : the eruption of Delhi Dasgupta, Rana, 1971- author.
"In Capital, Commonwealth Prize-winning author Rana Dasgupta examines one of the great trends of our time: the expansion of the global elite. Capital is an intimate portrait of the city of Delhi which bears witness to the extraordinary transmogrification of India's capital. But it also offers a glimpse of what capitalism will become in the coming, post-Western world. The story of Delhi is a parable for where we are all headed. The boom following the opening up of India's economy plunged Delhi into a tumult of destruction and creation: slums and markets were ripped down, and shopping malls and apartment blocks erupted from the ruins. Many fortunes were made, and in the glassy stores nestled among the new highways, customers paid for global luxury with bags of cash. But the transformation was stern, abrupt and fantastically unequal, and it gave rise to strange and bewildering feelings. The city brimmed with ambition and rage. Violent crimes stole the headlines. In the style of V. S. Naipaul's now classic personal journeys, Dasgupta shows us this city through the eyes of its people. With the lyricism and empathy of a novelist, Dasgupta takes us through a series of encounters - with billionaires and bureaucrats, drug dealers and metal traders, slum dwellers and psychoanalysts - which plunge us into Delhi's intoxicating, and sometimes terrifying, story of capitalist transformation. Together these people comprise a generation on the cusp, like that of Gilded Age New York: who they are, and what they want, says a tremendous amount about what the world will look like in the rest of the twenty-first century. Interweaving over a century of history with his personal journey, Dasgupta presents us with the first literary portrait of one of the twenty-first century's fastest-growing megalopolises - a dark and uncanny portrait that gives us insights, too, as to the nature of our own - everyone's - shared, global future. "--
Zero six bravo : the explosive true story of how 60 special forces survived against an Iraqi army of 100,000 Lewis, Damien, author.
Damien Lewis has spent twenty years reporting from conflict zones around the world. Zero Six Bravo, Sunday Times number one bestseller, tells the story of "sixty special forces against 100,000, feat of arms to take the breath away." (Frederick Forsythe) They were branded as cowards and accused desertion. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ten years on, the story of these sixty men can finally be told. In March 2003, M Squadron's SBS unit, with SAS embed, was sent 1,000 kilometers behind enemy lines on a true mission impossible, to take the surrender of the 100,000-strong Iraqi Army 5th Corps, an operation so risky it earned the nickname 'Operation No Return' right out of the gate. Caught in a ferocious ambush by Saddam Hussein's Fedayeen, plus the awesome firepower of the 5th Corps' heavy armor, and with eight of their vehicles bogged in Iraqi swamps, M Squadron launched a desperate bid to escape, inflicting massive damage on their enemies. Running low on fuel and ammunition, outnumbered, and outgunned, the elite operators destroyed sensitive information and prepared for death or capture as the Iraqis closed their deadly trap. Zero Six Bravo contains previously unpublished information detailing the essential involvement of American troops in this astonishing military feat. Zero Six Bravo recounts in vivid and compelling detail the most desperate battle fought by British and allied Special Forces trapped behind enemy lines since World War II.
Wanna cook? : the complete unofficial companion to Breaking bad Guffey, Ensley F., author.
A companion to the television series offers commentary on each episode and ongoing storylines while analyzing everything from camerawork and choice of music to the importance of such themes as violence, morality, and self-change.
The Nazi doctors : medical killing and the psychology of genocide Lifton, Robert Jay, 1926-
What unions no longer do Rosenfeld, Jake, 1978- author.
Quilting--just a little bit crazy : a marriage of traditional & crazy quilting Aller, Allison Ann, 1954-
Sky dancer : the secret life and songs of the Lady Yeshe Tsogyel Stag-śam Nus-ldan-rdo-rje, 1655-
V6A : writing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
Stories, essays, and poems about life in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, Canada's most impoverished neighborhood.
World War II in 500 photographs
Couture sewing : the couture cardigan jacket : sewing secrets from a Chanel collector Shaeffer, Claire B.
"If you want to make a jacket with the impeccable look of Chanel, this is the book to have. The Couture Cardigan Jacket presents sewing methods Claire Shaeffer developed based on her knowledge of haute couture construction and meticulous research studying original Chanels in museum archives and her own collection. Via the DVD, Shaeffer instructs readers in essential techniques such as cutting and shaping the jacket sections, princess seaming, quilting, making the 3-piece sleeve, adding the chain weight, creating the double buttonhole, and more. Where there is a trick or shortcut for an operation (without lowering the quality) Shaeffer demonstrates it, along with a host of sewing methods discovered via careful and meticulous study of Chanel originals. The package is a perfect mix of instruction and insight into the complex design-details that make a Chanel a Chanel"--
The reappearing act : coming out as gay on a college basketball team led by born-again Christians Fagan, Kate, author.
The convoluted universe. Book Four Cannon, Dolores, 1931-
America's fiscal constitution : its triumph and collapse White, William H., 1954-
Traces two centuries of political leadership to explain how the U.S. is being threatened by unprecedented debt levels, challenging common beliefs and highlighting past examples to argue in favor of leadership that embraces more responsible fiscal decision-making.
Docks and destinations : with GPS waypoints Vassilopoulos, Peter, 1940-
Hamlet Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Chickenhawk Mason, Robert, 1942-
More than half a million copies of Chickenhawk have been sold since it was first published in 1983. Now with a new afterword by the author and photographs taken by him during the conflict, this straight-from-the-shoulder account tells the electrifying truth about the helicopter war in Vietnam. This is Robert Mason's astounding personal story of men at war. A veteran of more than one thousand combat missions, Mason gives staggering descriptions that cut to the heart of the combat experience: the fear and belligerence, the quiet insights and raging madness, the lasting friendships and sudden death-- the extreme emotions of a "chickenhawk" in constant danger.
Bury my heart at Wounded Knee : an Indian history of the American West Brown, Dee, 1908-2002.
War + ink : new perspectives on Ernest Hemingway's early life and writings
Alpine skiing Kipp, Ronald W.
Liberty Meadows. Book two, Creatu