Pork : more than 50 heavenly meals that celebrate the glory of pig, delicious pig LeFavour, Cree.
LeFavour has collected recipes and sides inspired by pig-eating traditional all over the world. This is pork in all its glorious variations, from grilled ribs to baby pork pies, proving that pork is where the flavor is at.
Death & Co : modern classic cocktails Kaplan, David (Bartender), author.
Outpost : life on the frontlines of American diplomacy : a memoir Hill, Christopher R. (Christopher Robert), 1952-
"An "inside the room" memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who--in a career of service to the country--was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, this is the real life of an American diplomat. Hill was on the front lines in the Balkans at the breakup of Yugoslavia. He takes us from one-on-one meetings with the dictator Milosevic, to Bosnia and Kosovo, to the Dayton conference, where a truce was brokered. Hill draws upon lessons learned as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon early on in his career and details his prodigious experience as a US ambassador. He was the first American Ambassador to Macedonia, Ambassador to Poland, where he also served in the depth of the cold war, Ambassador to South Korea and chief disarmament negotiator in North Korea, and Hillary Clinton's hand-picked Ambassador to Iraq. Hill's account is an adventure story of danger, loss of comrades, high stakes negotiations, and imperfect options. There are fascinating portraits of war criminals (Mladic, Karadzic), of presidents and vice presidents (Clinton, Bush and Cheney, and Obama), of Secretaries of State (Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton), of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and of Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke and Lawrence Eagleburger. Hill writes bluntly about the bureaucratic warfare in DC and expresses strong criticism of America's aggressive interventions and wars of choice"--
The innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution Isaacson, Walter, author.
"Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen"--
Andy Kaufman : the truth, finally Zmuda, Bob, 1949-
"For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation. Comedian and Taxi star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delighting audiences with his Elvis and Mighty Mouse impressions while also antagonizing them with his wrestling and lounge lizard alter ego, Tony Clifton. In 1984, some say he died while others believe he performed the ultimate vanishing act. At last, in Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally, Bob Zmuda, Andy's writer and best friend, and Lynn Margulies, the love of Andy's life, reveal all, including surprising secrets that Andy made Lynne and Bob promise never to tell until both of his parents had died. Hilarious and poignant, this book separates fact from fiction, and includes a candid inside take on the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, which starred Jim Carrey as Andy, Paul Giamatti as Zmuda, Courtney Love as Margulies and Danny DeVito as Andy's manager, George Shapiro. Zmuda and Margulies reveal what was truthful and what wasn't and share their behind-the-scenes Kaufmanesque antics they concocted with actor Jim Carrey, keeping him in character, at times, much to the chagrin of studio chiefs. Andy Kaufman also exposes intrigues of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Finally, Bob Zmuda shares-in detail-the reasons he believes Andy Kaufman did, in fact, fake his own death, including exactly how he did it and when and where Andy will return."--
The rise of the U.S. environmental health movement Davies, Kate, 1956-
This book offers a comprehensive examination of the environmental health movement, which unlike many parts of the environmental movement, focuses on ways toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents in the environment effect human health and well-being. Born in 1978 when Lois Gibbs organized her neighbors to protest the health effects of a toxic waste dump in Love Canal, New York, the movement has spread across the United States and throughout the world. By placing human health at the center of its environmental argument, this movement has achieved many victories in community mobilization and legislative reform. Here the author, an environmental health expert describes the movement's historical, ideological, and cultural roots and analyzes its strategies and successes. -- Publisher's description.
The just church : becoming a risk-taking, justice-seeking, disciple-making congregation Martin, James, 1960-
Surprised by truth : eleven converts give the biblical and historical reasons for becoming Catholic
These eleven personal conversion accounts are packed with biblical, theological, and historical proofs for Catholicism.
The terrorist's son : a story of choice Ebrahim, Zak, 1983- author.
"What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayed Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In one of his infamous video messages, Osama bin Laden urged the world to "Remember El-Sayed Nosair." In The Terrorist's Son, Ebrahim dispels the myth that terrorism is a foregone conclusion for people trained to hate. Based on his own remarkable journey, he shows that hate is always a choice and so is tolerance. Though Ebrahim was subjected to a violent, intolerant ideology throughout his childhood, he did not become radicalized. Terrorist groups tap into certain vulnerabilities that are usually circumstantial poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, lack of resources and options. Ebrahim shows how those same vulnerabilities can create great strengths, leading people to form great reserves of empathy and tolerance. He believes that, because we all have a deep capacity for empathy, humans have the choice-and can find the will-to reject negative ideology."--Provided by publisher.
California fruits, flakes, & nuts : true tales of California crazies, crackpots and creeps Kulczyk, David.
"They call California the Granola State -- a place where every inhabitant is a fruit, a flake, or a nut. They don't get any fruitier, flakier, or nuttier than the deviants, crackpots, and losers profiled in "California Fruits, Flakes, and Nuts." A freewheeling catalog of misfits, eccentrics, creeps, criminals, and failed dreamers, "California Fruits, Flakes, and Nuts" profiles 45 bizarre personalities who exemplify the Golden State's well-deserved reputation for nonconformity. "California Fruits, Flakes and Nuts" tells the history that gets cleaned out of respectable history books. In these pages, Gold Rush pioneers are revealed as murderous madmen, Hollywood celebrities are shown to be drug-addled sex maniacs, early hippies are just 1950s weirdos, and even seemingly ordinary Californians have a talent for freakish, crazy, and criminal behavior. From frontier lunatic Grizzly Adams (whose head was one massive wound after multiple bear attacks) to "I Love Lucy" star William Frawley (a racist, misogynist, foul-mouthed drunk) to legendarily awful film director Ed Wood and many more nutjobs and oddballs, "California Fruits, Flakes, and Nuts" is a side-splitting look at the people who made California the strangest place on earth"--
Move your DNA : restore your health through natural movement Bowman, Katy, author.
"In Move Your DNA, biomechanist Katy Bowman explains our deep need for movement - right down to the cellular level. She also addresses up-to-the-minute questions, including : Is sitting really the new smoking? Are standing workstations helpful or harmful? What's the safest way to move toward minimal shoes? Are Kegels and core exercises solving problems or creating them? Do we really need cardio exercise? Does DNA predetermine our health as much as we are led to believe? Bowman also lays out a movement and lifestyle program accessible to everyone from the most sedentary to professional athletes." --from back cover.
Motherhood smotherhood : fighting back against the lactivists, mompetitions, germophobes, and so-called experts who are driving us crazy Keith, J. J., 1980- author.
"What's the first thing a woman does when she thinks she might be pregnant? She Googles. And it goes downhill from there. While the internet is full of calming and cheerily supportive articles, it's also littered with hyper-judgmental message boards and heaps of contradictory and scolding information. Motherhood Smotherhood takes parents through the trenches of new parenting, warning readers of the pleasures and perils of mommy blogs, new parent groups, self-described 'lactivists,' sleep fascists, incessant trend pieces on working versus non-working mothers, and the place where free time and self-esteem goes to die: Pinterest (back away from the hand-made flower headbands for baby!). JJ Keith interweaves discussions of what 'it takes a village' really means (hint: a lot of unwanted advice from elderly strangers who may have grown up in actual villages) and a take-down of the rising 'make your own baby food' movement (just mush a banana with a fork!) with laugh-out-loud observations about the many mistakes she made as a frantic new mother with too much access to high speed internet and a lot of questions. Keith cuts to the truth--whether it's about 'perfect' births, parenting gurus, the growing tide of vaccine rejecters, the joy of blanketing Facebook with baby pics, or germophobia--to move conversations about parenting away from experts espousing blanket truths to amateurs relishing in what a big, messy pile of delight and trauma having a baby is."--from publisher's description.
The wild cat book Sunquist, Fiona, author.
The who, the what, and the when : 65 artists illustrate the secret sidekicks of history
"This ... illustrated history reveals 65 people you've probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors--such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year's worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Or John Ordway, the colleague who walked with Lewis and Clark every step of the way"--Amazon.com.
Catification : designing a happy and stylish home for your cat (and you!) Galaxy, Jackson.
"Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular cat design website Hauspanther.com, walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats"--
The ultimate cookie book : more than 500 best-ever treats plus secrets for successful cookie baking
Blue horses : poems Oliver, Mary, 1935-
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Primitive presents a new collection of poems that reflects her signature imagery-based language and her observations of the unaffected beauty of nature --Publisher's description.
The Talmud : a biography : banned, censored and burned : the book they couldn't suppress Freedman, H. (Harry), author.
Superstorm : nine days inside Hurricane Sandy Miles, Kathryn, 1974- author.
"The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded-a hurricane like no other. The sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storm's immensity caught the attention of scientists on the International Space Station. Even from there, it seemed almost limitless: 1.8 million square feet of tightly coiled bands so huge they filled the windows of the Station. It was the largest storm anyone had ever seen. Initially a tropical storm, Sandy had grown into a hybrid monster. It charged across open ocean, picking up strength with every step, baffling meteorologists and scientists, officials and emergency managers, even the traditional maritime wisdom of sailors and seamen: What exactly was this thing? By the time anyone decided, it was too late. And then the storm made landfall. Sandy was not just enormous, it was also unprecedented. As a result, the entire nation was left flat-footed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration couldn't issue reliable warnings, the Coast Guard didn't know what to do. In Superstorm, journalist Kathryn Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service. The characters include a forecaster who risked his job to sound the alarm in New Jersey, the crew of the ill-fated tall ship Bounty, Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Christie, and countless coastal residents whose homes--and lives--were torn apart and then left to wonder. When is the next superstorm coming?"--
Rhythms of grace : discovering God's tempo for your life Weems, Kerri.
Prometheus rising Wilson, Robert Anton, 1932-2007.
Run : the mind-body method of running by feel Fitzgerald, Matt.
The best elite runners have learned that the key to faster running is to hear what your body is telling you. But are you listening?
In this house, we will giggle : making virtues, love, and laughter a daily part of your family life Defeo, Courtney.
Ring of steel : Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I Watson, Alexander, 1979- author.
A comprehensive analysis of the war efforts of the primary Central Powers, Germany and Austria-Hungary.
The Greek diet : look and feel like a Greek god or goddess and lose up to ten pounds in two weeks Loi, Maria, author.
Structured around the twelve Pillar Foods of the Mediterranean diet,The Greek Diet offers easy-to-follow meal plans to jump-start your weight loss and improve your overall health, including one hundred authentic, mouthwatering Greek recipes using whole foods and unprocessed ingredients. The plans can be modified to fit any lifestyle, including gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives. Also included are tips for incorporating exercise and improving sleep-both metabolism boosters-into your Greek lifestyle. On this diet, there is no starving, no calorie counting, no long, grueling hours at the gym, and no restrictive plans that force you to give up foodie favorites like carbs, caffeine, or alcohol.
James Bond encyclopedia Cork, John, author.
Alien landscapes? : interpreting disordered minds Glover, Jonathan, author.
Collected : living with the things you love Karch, Fritz, author.
"In Collected, expert collectors and decorating experts Fritz Karch and Rebecca Robertson present a tour of peculiar, elegant, and awe-inspiring collections from around the world. The book teaches readers the basic principles of the hunt while exploring the thoughtful and inventive ways that people display their various collections, from the accessible and affordable to the aspirational extreme. The featured collections range from dice and café au lait bowls to 19th century French sewing tools to sand from world travels--illustrating collections as expressions of personal style. From no frills ('The Modest') to ornate ('The Exceptionalist'), Karch and Robertson examine the selected collections according to personality type. The book showcases 16 different collecting personalities, each with its own chapter, featuring gorgeous photographs, vignettes showing how the objects are displayed, and a collecting lesson."--From publisher's description.
My prairie cookbook : memories and frontier food from my little house to yours Gilbert, Melissa, 1964- author.
"I spent ten years enveloped in the comfort of the cast and crew of Little House on the Prairie. We shared so much-- laughter, tears, and many meal, both on-screen and off. This book is filled with my memories and photos from those years, plus the recipes that I love."--Back cover.
Orange is the new black presents the cookbook : bites, booze, secrets, and stories from inside the Big House
Havana modern : 20th-century architecture and interiors Connors, Michael.
The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures Kenneally, Christine, author.
"How biology, psychology, and history shape us as individuals. We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History of the Human Race, Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA tell us where we come from and where we may be going. While some books explore our genetic inheritance and popular television shows celebrate ancestry, this is the first book to explore how everything from DNA to emotions to names and the stories that form our lives are all part of our human legacy. Kenneally shows how trust is inherited in Africa, silence is passed down in Tasmania, and how the history of nations is written in our DNA. From fateful, ancient encounters to modern mass migrations and medical diagnoses, Kenneally explains how the forces that shaped the history of the world ultimately shape each human who inhabits it"--Provided by publisher.
The Wars of the Roses : the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors Jones, Dan, 1981-
The best-selling author of The Plantagenets traces the 15th-century civil wars that irrevocably shaped the British crown, particularly evaluating the roles of strong women including Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort in shifting power between two ruling families. Includes six maps and four genealogies.
The time bandit solution : structured time & workflow Brown, Edward G.
Presents strategies for dealing with interruptions from clients, bosses, friends, and family and for using the additional time to increase productivity and accomplish personal objectives.
Pen & ink : tattoos & the stories behind them Fitzgerald, Isaac.
"Why did you get that tattoo? Every tattoo tells a story, whether the ink is meaningful or the result of a misguided decision made at the age of fourteen, representative of the wearer's true self or the accidental consequence of a bender. These most permanent of body adornments are hidden by pants legs and shirt tails, emblazoned on knuckles, or tucked inside mouths. They are battle scars and beauty marks, totems and mementos. Pen & Ink grants us access to the tattoos of writers Cheryl Strayed, Tao Lin, and Roxane Gay, rockers in the bands Korn, Otep, and Five Finger Death Punch, and even a porn star. But it also illuminates the tattoos of the ordinary people living in our midst--from professors to thrift store salespeople, cafe owners to librarians, union organizers to administrators--and their extraordinary lives. Curated and edited by Isaac Fitzgerald, who sports ten tattoos himself, each story features Wendy MacNaughton's stylish full color illustrations of the tattoos on black-and-white drawings of the bearer's body. At its heart, beneath its colorful skin, Pen & Ink is an exploration of the decision to scar one's self with a symbol and a story"--
Conscious living, conscious aging : embrace & savor your next chapter Pevny, Ron, author.
"We financially plan for our retirement, but do we plan for our wellbeing? Here is an empowering guide with practical tools to help you live a passionate, fulfilling second half of life. If you're part of the Baby Boomer generation, then you belong to 26 percent of the US population that is retiring healthier than any generation before. And that means retirement is starting to look a whole lot different. No longer satisfied with a quiet life of sitting on the porch or puttering around the house, retirees (or soon to be) are looking to create a passionate, active, fulfilled, and engaging later life. That's where Ron Pevny comes in. His inspiring guide helps you do what he calls "conscious aging"--or making a reality the life of growth, purpose, service, and spiritual exploration you've always imagined for yourself. In addition to wisdom for navigating loss and grief, Pevny offers advice that helps you identify your goals, contribute to society, remain engaged and relevant, and spend your later years in profound personal development. Today's seniors are reshaping what retirement is all about. It is a whole new opportunity to engage with family, community, and the world with vigor. Don't just grow older--age consciously"--
The Battle of the Bulge Vansant, Wayne.
U2 : the definitive biography Jobling, John, 1980-
"John Jobling takes readers beyond the myth in this unauthorized biography to present the first comprehensive account of the illustrious Irish rockers in 25 years. Drawing on extensive interviews with insiders including record label scouts, studio presidents, politicians, music critics, and childhood friends, Jobling investigates the U2's most personal relationships and controversial business practices, delivering a vivid portrait that traces the rock phenomenon from its conception to post-punk champions to political crusaders. Filled with captivating revelations, reader will learn: How Bono, the Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr. worshipped with a Charismatic Christian church that practiced speaking in tongues during the band's early days Insider stories of the genesis and recording of classic albums such as The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby Creative tensions within the band and power struggles among management How the disappointments of the Rattle and Hum film and PopMart Tour spurred the band to greater creative heights Both the successes and controversies of Bono's wide-sweeping philanthropic and political ventures The disconnect between the band's personal lives and public personas Sure to inspire debate with every music lover, this book humanizes the band and paints an honest picture of a band's rise to the top, plunging into the heart and underlying soul of this iconic rock and roll band"--
A doctor in the great war Davidson, Andrew, 1959- author.
"As a twenty-five-year-old medical officer and one of the first doctors to win the Military Cross, Fred Davidson took countless photographs while he served in the trenches from 1914-1915. Though he took them illegally, more than 250 of the photographs shot by Davidson and his fellow officers survived and are now shared for the first time in this harrowing, eye-catching, and poignant narrative of the Great War. In A Doctor in the Great War, author Andrew Davidson-the grandson of Fred-depicts the everyday lives of soldiers, both on and off duty: from the parade ground at Glasgow's Maryhill to the brothels of Armentieres, from the band of brothers who dubbed themselves "Old Contemptibles" to the original folding Kodak and Ansco cameras they used. It is the story of the 1st Cameronians, who achieved notoriety for selling the Great War's earliest front line photographs. And it is a deeply personal account of the pictures that have been passed down for three generations, describing the men who fought with Fred Davidson, the conditions they served in, the battles they saw, and the horrors they endured."--Provided by publisher.
Miracle dogs : rescue stories Stavrinides, Liz.
Quick column quilts : make 12+ bold and beautiful quilts in half the time Zieman, Nancy Luedtke, author.
The benefits of quilting with columns are clear: in very little time, you can piece together a stylish, no-fuss quilt. This fresh approach to quilting from author Nancy Zieman is perfect for first-time quilters and anyone looking for a change from traditional quilt designs. Start small with the Dotted Columns Wall Hanging or go big with the Happy-Go-Lucky Chevron Column Quilt -- with 13 quick and easy projects to choose from, you may just make them all!
Everglades : America's wetland Stone, Mac.
From Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay, from inside the bone-crushing jaws of an alligator to the storms that race across the blackwater backcountry, award-winning conservation photographer Mac Stone takes us on a visual journey through the Everglades. More than 200 striking photographs showcase the natural beauty of this unique wetland, capturing the amazing depths of its landscapes, the diversity of its wildlife, and the resilience of the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Aerial views highlight the vast expanse of the River of Grass. Underwater images capture the endless wonders of the Everglades, including sharks darting through mangrove roots. Intimate close-ups showcase awe-inspiring flora and fauna such as the ghost orchid, the Florida panther, the endangered Everglades snail kite, roseate spoonbills, and, of course, the majestic American alligator. As a biologist for the National Audubon Society, Stone traveled to the most remote areas of the Everglades to collect these images. With his camera, he explored Everglades National Park, Corkscrew Swamp, Fisheating Creek, and dozens of sites that few are permitted to visit. His stunning photographs capture the innumerable facets of this ecological marvel while speaking to the importance of wilderness conservation and the need to protect these amazingly wild wetlands. In a special foreword, Michael Grunwald introduces readers to a short history of the Everglades, from the immense amount of developing and restructuring it has endured to a discussion of the dangers inherent to destroying such an important ecosystem. Grunwald breaks down just how crucial Everglades restoration is, not only for Florida but as a litmus test for other watersheds around the world. Exclusive essays from the top minds in Everglades conservation appear throughout the book, opening an even wider perspective on Stone's powerful photographs. With its stellar selection of informative writings, together with images that have wowed National Geographic, the BBC, NPR, as well as magazines and newspapers across the globe, Everglades provides a rare glimpse at the world's most famous wetland.
Lincoln : an intimate portrait.
On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the editors of Life bring readers everything that has been left to us from the life of one of history's most iconic figures. His pictures, actions, words in his speeches and his private letters are analyzed and pointed inward toward the person, to help us understand the man: the heart and soul of the man. This book is about the artifacts that are left us all these years later (letters, speeches and particularly pictures) --things that LIFE can show that allow us to know this man more intimately. And so we, with help from experts and several famous commentators, will show them in our pages, and lead the reader to the clues about Lincoln's essence.
The princess problem : guiding our girls through the princess-obsessed years Hains, Rebecca C., 1976- author.
Un-agoraphobic : overcome anxiety, panic attacks, and agoraphobia for good : a step-by-step plan Mathew, Hal.
"Un-Agoraphobic offers a comprehensive, step-by-step self-help program for overcoming agoraphobia and panic attacks. Since overcoming his own disorder twenty years ago, Mathew has been leading support groups and recovery programs for people with agoraphobia. He understands what agoraphobes need and how to deliver it. No one knows exactly what causes agoraphobia or panic attacks, but it clearly involves some misfirings in the brain. The good news is that recent neuroscience research suggests the brain is retrainable--at any age.The basis for any recovery plan for anxiety disorders is a highly structured approach each day. Mathew provides a daily schedule that lays out a clear set of steps and considerations for conquering this affliction, including: writing every day -- cultivating present-moment thinking -- taking a new approach to food and eating -- choosing a therapist starting a peer support group -- using visualization techniques specifically designed for overcoming anxiety and panic taking medications, if appropriate -- dealing with children, spouse, parents, friends, coworkers, teachers, bosses, and more -- taking your first trip out of the house Mathew includes FAQs, general survival tips, and a special chapter on tips for spouses and loved ones. Un-Agoraphobic is candid, funny, prescriptive, and spot on for panic disorders - by an author with a lot of life experience under his belt"--
The Penguin book of witches
"Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America from a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart, Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander, and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft."--publisher.
The power of the heart : finding your true purpose in life Pape, Baptist de.
"Eighteen of the world's greatest spiritual thinkers, writers, and scientists reveal how you can overcome limitations and fulfill your highest potential"--
How to cook everything fast : a better way to cook great food Bittman, Mark, author.
"The secret to cooking fast is cooking smart--how you choose and prepare your ingredients and make use of your time in the kitchen. In How to Cook Everything Fast, Mark Bittman's latest innovative, comprehensive, must-have culinary reference, he shows how anyone can spend just a little time cooking and be able to make 2,000 innovative recipes that are delicious, varied, exciting, made from scratch, and ready in anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes" --
The boreal feast : a culinary journey through the north Genest, Michele, author.
From the author of The Boreal Gourmet comes another irresistible tribute to foods of the North, and this time she devotes special attention to feasts. Michele Genest's feasts cover the whole spectrum--for small groups or large, extensively planned or spontaneous, as elaborate as a 12-course tasting menu or as simple and satisfying as a pot of Labrador tea and a piece of bannock on a hillside during a berry-picking expedition.
Shaker furniture projects Huey, Glen, 1959- author.
The book of kale & friends : 14 easy-to-grow superfoods Hanna, Sharon, 1948- author.
"Following the success of her national bestseller, The Book of Kale, Sharon Hanna is back, teaming up with gardening editor Carol Pope, for even more fun with kale. There are good reasons why the Kale Revolution is growing -- this humble leafy green is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth, it thrives in winter and sweetens in the cold, it self-seeds, its flowers sustain bees, and it?s so easy to grow you will feel like a master gardener with almost no effort. With the seemingly limitless ways to enjoy this superfood -- kale salad, kale chips, kale pizza, kale soup, kale pesto, and even kale cookies -- one book just wasn't enough. Kale, available in so many gorgeous varieties, grows well in pots, and anyone with a balcony, back porch or limited outdoor space can access fresh, tender leaves year-round. In addition to more tips on kale cultivation, Sharon and Carol invite readers to branch out with thirteen other superfood crops that are equally easy to grow, as well as nutritious and versatile in the kitchen. With advice on growing and using arugula, basil, chives, cilantro/coriander, herb fennel, garlic, kale, lovage, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme, readers can save hundreds of dollars a year on grocery bills. After the garden is planted, celebrate with over 130 recipes, including Kale Cilantro Chimichurri, Potato-Crusted Kale and Smoked Salmon Tart, and Kalelicious Chocolate Cake. With abundant vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, The Book of Kale and Friends has something to please everyone. Even the family pooch is invited to enjoy the healthy harvest with Kale Doggy Biscotti!"--Amazon.ca.
On Highway 61 : music, race, and the evolution of cultural freedom McNally, Dennis, author.
Explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. Searches for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan.
We are the Giants : the oral history of the New York Giants Whittingham, Richard, 1939-2005.
"An oral history of one of the NFL's most storied franchises, We Are the Giants is the complete story of the New York Giants as told by the men who built it. Based on exclusive interviews with the greatest players in team history, from Pat Summerall and Phil Simms to Y.A. Tittle, Sam Huff, and many others, this book is a must have for any Giants fan"--
Leading the life you want : skills for integrating work and life Friedman, Stewart D.
"Must professional accomplishments come at the expense of having a full life? Not according to Wharton professor and leadership and work-life expert Stewart D. Friedman. In his new book, Friedman identifies critical skills for leading an authentic and balanced life, and illustrates them through the compelling stories of six remarkable high-profile people. He also shows how to develop and apply each skill through a series of exercises anyone can use. Each leader showcased in the book-Bruce Springsteen, Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg, Tom Tierney, Eric Greitens, and Julie Foudy-exemplifies a specific set of skills for achieving greater harmony between work and life. Friedman identifies these discrete skills-for being real, being whole, and being innovative-that reduce conflict. Then, based on in depth interviews and research, he paints a dramatic picture of the creative ways these six very different leaders pursue authenticity and harmony every day. Friedman also includes exercises for practicing each skill, along with actionable ideas curated from research in organizational psychology and related fields, for applying them. This book will inspire and reinforce the changes people want to make to lead more balanced lives and to become better leaders"--
Beaded bracelets : 25 dazzling handcrafted projects Jalajas, Claudine McCormack, author.
Learn how to create wearable works of art! Beaded Bracelets will show you how to make 25 original woven beaded bracelets that are contemporary and sure to make a statement. Every bracelet design is unique and has been created by author Claudine McCormack Jalajas to help you master the four main basic beadweaving stitches-- peyote, crossweave, right angle weave, and herringbone. Each design comes with a complete and detailed material list, and clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations. And all the projects will show you how beads are gently woven together to create bracelets that are lacy, chunky, sleek, fringed, delicate, and most of all beautiful. Also included are tips for purchasing the right tools and beads and resources that will guide your buying decisions.
Grieving mindfully : a compassionate and spiritual guide to coping with loss Kumar, Sameet M.
In this book, grieving readers find a new understanding of their own grief process. Dr. Kumar offers readers ways to cope with the events and situations that trigger personal grief and presents strategies for making life more meaningful by acknowledging death and working to embrace life.
The green smoothie prescription : a complete guide to total health Boutenko, Victoria, author.
War dogs : tales of canine heroism, history, and love Frankel, Rebecca, author.
"Under the cover of night, deep in the desert of Afghanistan, a US Army handler led a Special Forces patrol with his military working dog. Without warning an insurgent popped up, his weapon raised. At the handler's command, the dog charged their attacker. There was the flash of steel, the blur of fur, and the sound of a single shot, the handler watched his dog take a bullet. During the weeks it would take the dog to heal, the handler never left its side. The dog had saved his life. Loyal and courageous, dogs are truly man's best friend on the battlefield. While the soldiers may not always feel comfortable calling the bond they form love, the emotions involved are strong and complicated. In War Dogs, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting, her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs' special abilities--from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. The history of dogs in the US military is long and rich, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs still leading patrols hunting for IEDs today. Frankel not only interviewed handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq, but top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In a post-9/11 world rife with terrorist threats, nothing is more effective than a bomb-sniffing dog and his handler. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must read for all dog lovers--military and otherwise"--
Generic : the unbranding of modern medicine Greene, Jeremy A., 1974- author.
Reviews the history of the generic drug industry, how they attempt to market a product that purports to be exactly the same as a better known one, what are the regulations protecting consumers, and whether or not generics actually are chemically and therapeutically identical. Small differences in binders or production methods can create two chemically similar drugs, with different effects. Greene also looks at how the explosive growth of the generic drug industry over the last few decades has impacted not only the pharmaceutical industry, but the future of the health care industry as a whole.
Handcrafted Christmas : ornaments, decorations, and cookie recipes to make at home Waggoner, Susan, author.
Knife fights : a memoir of modern war in theory and practice Nagl, John A., 1966-
An influential Army officer traces the Gulf War experiences that shaped his perspectives on the changing nature of conventional combat and his then-discounted views about terrorism, citing his role in coauthoring the military's new counterinsurgency field manual.
The lost tribe of Coney Island : headhunters, Luna Park, and the man who pulled off the spectacle of the century Prentice, Claire (Journalist), author.
Mrs. Wakeman vs. the antichrist : and other strange-but-true tales from American history Schneck, Robert Damon, author.
Bad paper : chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld Halpern, Jake, author.
"Frequent New Yorker contributor Jake Halpern investigates the shadowy, unregulated world of consumer debt collection, focusing on an unlikely friendship between a former banking executive and former armed robber who go in search of "paper," spreadsheets of uncollected debt sold off by banks for pennies on the dollar"--
Ordinary : sustaining faith in a radical, restless world Horton, Michael Scott.
Hope rising Meeder, Kim.
"Follow a horse where no one else can tread, through the minefield of pain that surrounds a broken child's soul. From a mistreated horse to an emotionally starved child and back again, a torrent of love revives their barren places."--P.  of cover.
Best dump cakes ever : mind-blowingly easy dump-and-bake cake-mix desserts Sweeney, Monica, author.
Don't let the name fool you-- dump cakes turn cake mixes into something special. The perfect solution for last-minute potlucks or parties, the recipe is simple: pour canned fruit or pie filling into a baking dish, dump a cake mix on top, top with butter, and bake until done.
MCSA 70-687 cert guide : configuring Microsoft Windows 8.1 Poulton, Don.
Knit simple. Cute & cuddly toys to knit
The widow wave : a true courtroom drama of tragedy at sea Jacobs, Jay W.
Body magic Fisher, John, 1945-
Angels, aliens & guitars Bunker, David Douglas, author.
Angels, Aliens and Guitars will take you on a trek into a powerful world of mystic "Seemingly" just beyond our reach. The author David Douglas Bunker was purposely taken down a path into unknowns, so unimaginable it would take him a lifetime to understand the magnificent force and purpose sublimely behind it all. The author was but a pawn being moved by spiritual mentors upon the cheeseboard of this life, rationalizing the unusual "Signs and Messages" he was given to live by. The final revelation of the "Signs and Messages" he received from these "Angels and Aliens" would open his eyes to a great world of spiritual communication surrounding all of us. As he studied communication surrounding all of us. Throughout his life he was to realize that it was a gift...for everyone.
Learn, work, lead : things your mentor won't tell you Clark, Terri Tierney.
Fire from ashes : the reality of perpetual conversion Huneycutt, Joseph David.
Popular bloggers and podcasters Fr. Joseph Huneycutt and Steve "the Builder" Robinson explore the reality of life in Christ as perpetual conversion--falling and rising, falling and rising again. No matter how cold the ashes of our hearts, with Christ's help we can fan them back into flame. Illustrated with Steve's inimitable cartoons.
Meat book : the game-changing guide that teaches you how to cook meat and poultry with 425 bulletproof recipes
Better than perfect : 7 strategies to crush your inner critic and create a life you love Lombardo, Elizabeth.
"Perfectionists exist in every walk of life. While outwardly they appear to be very accomplished, they are often unhappy and unfulfilled. Perfectionists strive toward unattainable goals, and their behaviors can wreak havoc on both their physical health and their psychological well-being. Timely and transformative, Better than Perfect by Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo offers step-by-step instructions for perfectionists to find balance and freedom. The book defines perfectionism in easy-to-understand terms, offers simple assessment tools, and shares case studies of Lombardo's patients to highlight the condition. Also included are practical exercises and suggestions for behavioral changes, including seven ways to overcome perfectionism that range from choosing passion over perfection to remembering you're more than what you do. With the ultimate goal of helping readers achieve happiness and prosperity without the stress of making sure things are "perfect," Better than Perfect is a fundamental guide for all perfectionists seeking new, fulfilled, and empowered lives"--
Saving Simon : how a rescue donkey taught me the meaning of compassion Katz, Jon, author.
Describes how the author rescued and fell in love with a neglected donkey who proved a loyal listener and companion, prompting the author to confront personal challenges and learn new lessons about compassion.
Gentlemen scientists and revolutionaries : the Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment Shachtman, Tom, 1942-
Explores the scientific pursuits and discoveries of the Founding Fathers, from George Washington's embrace of an experimental vaccination for smallpox that saved the American army in 1777 to Thomas Paine's many inventions, including the first-ever iron span bridge. --Publisher's description.
The handy mythology answer book Leeming, David Adams, 1937-
"Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and for understanding society, but they can often be difficult to understand and confusing. The Handy Mythology Answer Book examines and explains, in plain English, numerous myths and mythology. From the ancient Greek and Roman to Egypt and Babylon, from Native North American Indian to Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, African, and the lesser known myths from around the world, The Handy Mythology Answer Book has them covered. Whether it is the modern retelling of a classic myth or an ancient story about a Norse god, this helpful resource demystifies the myth, looks at different archetypes and motifs, and even shows how myths help explain our existence and institutions. It answers nearly 600 questions and offers fun facts about the treachery and violence, the inspirational and epic, the supernatural monsters and heroic mortals found in mythology, such as How and when did myths originate? What are the three primary myth types? What is the nature of Creation Myths? How can myths be compared to dreams? Why do humans tell myths? What was the Egyptian Book of the Dead? How is the epic of Gilgamesh like later epics? Why is the biblical flood story so like the Babylonian flood myth? What was the myth of Theseus, the Labyrinth, and the Minotaur? What are the Homeric Hymns? How and why are the Odyssey and the Iliad so different from each other? What is the popular appeal of the Odyssey? Did the Greeks see these myths as religion or as entertainment? What was the background myth of the Oedipus plays? What was the nature of Roman mythology during the Roman Republic? What was the Metamorphosis? How did Christian narrative and tradition fit into and come to dominate the Roman mythological tradition? How is Celtic culture and mythology related to the culture and mythology of Greek, Roman, and other cultures? How did the Vedas contribute to Hindu mythology? Who invented Chinese writing? What was the Aztec pantheon? What is the story of the Cherokee Grandmother Sun? Who are some Native American tricksters? What is the story of Schrödinger's Cat? How did Freud use myths? How is myth used in politics? A glossary of commonly used terms and an appendix of parallel mythology exploring universal themes, motifs, and archetypes from across various cultures further explains the world of mythology. "--
Ancient trees : portraits of time Moon, Beth, author.
Women are heroes : a global project JR, 1983-
"Guerilla street artist JR traveled to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Kenya, Brazil, India, and Cambodia to seek out women struggling in their everyday lives and, in his words, "to take their stories around the world." Pasting mural-size portraits of his subjects into their own communities--on the sides of buildings, on trains, on bridges--he brings a haunting human presence to harsh environments of social conflict. His photographs of the vast outdoor "exhibitions" that he creates are iconic images celebrating the worth of the individual. A beautifully illustrated account of this remarkable project, Women Are Heroes introduces JR's thrilling imagery of the modern landscape filled with human faces, and also includes his original photographic portraits paired with interviews in which the women share their lives and dreams"--Publisher description.
Foundations in comic book art : fundamental tools and techniques for sequential artists Lowe, John (John Paul), author.
Unlikely heroes : 37 inspiring stories of courage and heart from the animal kingdom Holland, Jennifer S., author.
Thirty-seven stories of acts of animal heroism, including a pod of dolphins that shielded a group of swimmers from a great white shark and a feral male cat who risked everything to protect a kitten in a tornado.
Diabetes family friendly cookbook.
Lost at school : why our kids with behavioral challenges are falling through the cracks and how we can help them Greene, Ross W.
Counsels parents and educators on how to best safeguard the interests of children with behavioral, emotional, and social challenges, in a guide that identifies the misunderstandings and practices that are contributing to a growing number of student failures.
Do zombies dream of undead sheep? : a neuroscientific view of the zombie brain Verstynen, Timothy, 1978- author.
"Even if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears. What do these characteristic behaviors reveal about the inner workings of the zombie mind? Could we diagnose zombism as a neurological condition by studying their behavior? In Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?, neuroscientists and zombie enthusiasts Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek apply their neuro-know-how to dissect the puzzle of what has happened to the zombie brain to make the undead act differently than their human prey. Combining tongue-in-cheek analysis with modern neuroscientific principles, Verstynen and Voytek show how zombiism can be understood in terms of current knowledge regarding how the brain works. In each chapter, the authors draw on zombie popular culture and identify a characteristic zombie behavior that can be explained using neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and brain-behavior relationships. Through this exploration they shed light on fundamental neuroscientific questions such as: How does the brain function during sleeping and waking? What neural systems control movement? What is the nature of sensory perception? Walking an ingenious line between seriousness and satire, Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? leverages the popularity of zombie culture in order to give readers a solid foundation in neuroscience."--
Purr therapy : what Timmy and Marina taught me about love, life, and loss McCoy, Kathy, 1945- author.
"Cats aren't a typical choice for animal-assisted psychotherapy, but Timmy and Marnia are anything but typical. Research has found that petting a cat can lower blood pressure and a cat's purr is thought to help heal body tissues and bones. But not just any cat can be a therapy cat, after all, such animals need to be friendly with strangers and willing to be touched, petted and held by unfamiliar people. They have to be tolerant of loud voices and angry shouting, emotional distress, and sudden movements. It's a tall order for any animal,but a particular challenge for a cat. In Purr Therapy, psychotherapist and cat lover Dr. Kathleen McCoy shows how two very special cats rose to this challenge, how they helped wounded souls to heal and how they taught even her lessons in mindfulness, joyful living, and compassion. She also shows readers how animal-assisted psychotherapy works and gives them an intimate and moving inside look at how Timmy and Marina worked with patients, how their double role as animal companions and cotherapists changed lives, and how, after their untimely deaths, the grief shared by those who knew and loved them led to even more growth and healing. It's no surprise that there is a tidal wave of cat fanciers growing: even the internet prefers cats. No dog site has reached the proportions of the most popular cat sites--case in point: the mega-star Grumpy Cat who has over 2-million followers! More than an internet trend, this very active market is exploding through cat video contests and festivals that are claiming the passions of millions who will benefit from--and love--Purr Therapy"--
Nothing is strange with you : the life and crimes of Gordon Stewart Northcott Paul, James Jeffrey, 1963-
A biography of serial killer Gordon Stewart Northcott, who kidnapped young boys for sex, often killing them, sometimes with the help of his mother.
The game before the money : voices of the men who built the NFL Michael, Jackson, author.
"Oral history from players and coaches detailing the NFL from the late 1930s through the 1970s"--
Of all the gin joints : stumbling through Hollywood history Bailey, Mark, 1968- author.
"From the frontier days of silent film up to the wild auteur period of the 1970s, Mark Bailey has pillaged the vaults of Hollywood history and lore to dig up the true--and often surprising--stories of seventy of our most beloved actors, directors, and screenwriters at their most soused"--Amazon.com.
Peanuts Seder, Rufus Butler.
The call of the farm : an unexpected year of getting dirty, home cooking, and finding myself Bilow, Rochelle.
Fearless : stories of the American saints Camille, Alice L.
The art of slow writing : reflections on time, craft, and creativity DeSalvo, Louise A., 1942-
In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly. DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process on deeper levels by getting to know themselves and their stories more fully over a longer period of time.
I stand corrected : how teaching Western manners in China became its own unforgettable lesson Collinsworth, Eden, author.
"A fascinating fusion of memoir, manners, and cultural history from a successful businesswoman well-versed in the unique challenges of working in contemporary China. During the course of her long and successful business career, no country has fascinated Eden Collinsworth more than China. After numerous business experiences that might best be called "unusual" by Western standards, she had a crucial insight: despite the growing status of China as a world economy and the unprecedented range of Chinese investments overseas, businessmen in mainland China--well-educated and speaking English--were fundamentally uncomfortable in the company of their Western counterparts. This realization spawned a Western etiquette guide for Chinese businessmen, which went on to be a huge best seller in China and formed the basis for new curriculum supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education. In I Stand Corrected, Collinsworth tells the story of the year she spent writing that book, creating a counterpart that both explains Chinese practices and reveals much about our own Western culture. She explores topics including the non-negotiable issue of personal hygiene, the rules of the handshake, making sense of foreigners, and that which is considered universally rude. She also scrutinizes some of the Western etiquette that has guided her own business career, one which has unfolded in predominately male company. At the same time, I Stand Corrected is a retrospective journey, a wry but self-effacing reflection on the peripatetic career she led while single-handedly raising her son. Like all parents, she didn't always have answers, and here she details the many, often ludicrous, attempts to strike a balance that was right for both of them"--
Green vanilla tea : one family's extraordinary journey of love, hope, and remembering Williams, Marie.
"A true story of love and courage in the face of a deadly and little-understood illness. Amidst the delights of family life, tragedy strikes. Marie Williams watches helplessly as an undiagnosed illness slowly debilitates her 40-year-old husband Dominic in both body and mind."--Page 4 of cover.
Mallmann on fire Mallmann, Francis, author.
The knowledgeable knitter : understand the inner workings of knitting and make every project a success Radcliffe, Margaret (Margaret K. K.)
Textured bead embroidery : learn to make inspired pins, pendants, earrings, and more Landy, Linda.
Macramé basics & beyond : knotted jewelry with beads Cruz, Raquel.
Motorcycle electrical techbook Tranter, A.
The Nicomachean ethics Aristotle.
The sugar season : a year in the life of maple syrup -- and one family's quest for the sweetest harvest Whynott, Douglas, 1950-
"A year in the life of one New England family as they work to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art-- the sweetest harvest, maple syrup."--Front jacket flap.
We are better than this : how government should spend our money Kleinbard, Edward D., author.
"We Are Better Than This fundamentally reframes budget debates in the United States. Author Edward D. Kleinbard explains how the public's preoccupation with tax policy alone has obscured any understanding of government's ability to complement the private sector through investment and insurance programs that enhance the general welfare and prosperity of our society at large. He argues that when we choose how government should spend and tax, we open a window into our "fiscal soul," because those choices are the means by which we express the values we cherish and the regard in which we hold our fellow citizens. Though these values are being diminished by short-sighted decisions to starve government, strategic government spending can directly make citizens happier, healthier, and even wealthier. Expertly combining the latest economic research with his insider knowledge of the budget process into a simple yet compelling narrative, he unmasks the tax mythologies and false arguments that too often dominate contemporary discourse about budget policies. Large quantities of comparative data are succinctly distilled to situate the United States among its peer countries, so that readers can judge for themselves whether contemporary budget choices really reflect our aspirational fiscal soul. Kleinbard's presentation takes a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, law, political science and moral philosophy. He uniquely weaves economic research and moral philosophy together by emphasizing our welfare, not just our national income, and by contrasting the actual beliefs of Adam Smith, a great moral philosopher, with the cartoon version of the man presented by proponents of the most extreme forms of private market triumphalism"--
The word made flesh : literary tattoos from bookworms worldwide
Collects photographs of quotations and illustrations tattooed on human epidermis with statements from the bearers on the history of the tattoos and the personal significance of the chosen work.
The glass cage : automation and us Carr, Nicholas G., 1959-
In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure and reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented.
How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens Carey, Benedict, author.
From an early age, we are told that restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. Learning is all self-discipline, so we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? Here, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we all learn quickly, efficiently, and automatically, but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey's search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives--and less of a chore.--From publisher description.
There goes the gayborhood? Ghaziani, Amin, author.
"Gay neighborhoods, like the legendary Castro District in San Francisco and New York's Greenwich Village, have long provided sexual minorities with safe havens in an often unsafe world. But as our society increasingly accepts gays and lesbians into the mainstream, are "gayborhoods" destined to disappear? Amin Ghaziani provides an incisive look at the origins of these unique cultural enclaves, the reasons why they are changing today, and their prospects for the future.Drawing on a wealth of evidence--including census data, opinion polls, hundreds of newspaper reports from across the United States, and more than one hundred original interviews with residents in Chicago, one of the most paradigmatic cities in America--There Goes the Gayborhood? argues that political gains and societal acceptance are allowing gays and lesbians to imagine expansive possibilities for a life beyond the gayborhood. The dawn of a new post-gay era is altering the character and composition of existing enclaves across the country, but the spirit of integration can coexist alongside the celebration of differences in subtle and sometimes surprising ways. More diverse options for how to structure gay and lesbian lives mean not the death of gayborhoods but rather their unexpected growth.Exploring the intimate relationship between sexuality and the city, this cutting-edge book reveals how gayborhoods, like the cities that surround them, are organic and continually evolving places. Gayborhoods have nurtured sexual minorities throughout the twentieth century and, despite the unstoppable forces of flux, will remain resonant and revelatory features of urban life"--
The girl who ate everything : easy family recipes from a girl who has tried them all Denney, Christy, 1980-
Mary Randlett portraits McCue, Frances.
"Mary Randlett Portraits, the first collection of Mary Randlett's photographs of people, presents visual artists, writers, and arts advocates from 1949 to 2014. Her portraits are known for their effortless intimacy, illuminating her subjects as few ever saw them-something noted by many of those whom she photographed. The portraits are accompanied by biographical sketches written by Frances McCue, whose short essays blend life stories and reflections on the photographs with Randlett's own reminiscences. McCue also provides an essay that is the first to frame the scope of Randlett's life and professional career. Mary Randlett, who will be 91 in May, 2015, is still photographing landscapes."--Publisher's website.
How to add value to your home McGillivray, Scott, 1978-, author.
An expert in home renovations and real estate investment, McGillivray provides advice on maintaining and renovating your home, tips on attracting the right tenants and strategies for preparing your house for re-sale.
Extraordinary goats : meetings with remarkable goats, caprine wonders, & horned troublemakers
Salonica, city of ghosts : Christians, Muslims, and Jews, 1430-1950 Mazower, Mark.
The killing zone: how and why pilots die Craig, Paul A.
"This survival guide for beginning pilots with experience ranging from 50-350 hours clearly explains the top twelve pilot killers and how to avoid them"-Provided by publisher.
Groups, troops, clubs & classrooms : the essential handbook for youth leaders Ragsdale, Susan.
"This practical handbook is for teachers, volunteers, group leaders, youth counselors, coaches, and anyone with works with young people. Find practical and motivational advice for approaching young people from a strength-based perspective. Readers will learn about how kids' brains are wired, how to create inviting classrooms and meeting spaces, and how to connect with them in meaningful, lasting ways. The authors share dozens of strategies for activating and sustaining young people's innate strengths and skills so they can become positive forces for self-realization and community betterment"--
Reading the Bible from the margins De La Torre, Miguel A.
Westminster systematics : comments and notes on the Westminster Confession Wilson, Douglas, 1953- author.
When we were the boys : coming of age on Rod Stewart's Out of order tour Salas, Stevie, author.
Like a splinter in your mind : the philosophy behind the Matrix trilogy Lawrence, Matt, 1963-
This book leads readers through the myriad of philosophical themes within the Matrix trilogy, helping them to gain a better understanding of the films and of philosophy itself.
Hormegeddon : how too much of a good thing leads to disaster Bonner, William, 1948-
Nailed : ten Christian myths that show Jesus never existed at all Fitzgerald, David.
Painting & decorating eggs : 20 charming ideas for creating beautiful displays, shown in more than 130 clear step-by-step photographs Schneebeli-Morrell, Deborah, author.
Decorating eggs : exquisite designs with wax & dye Pollak, Jane, 1948-
Shows how to decorate eggs with exquisite designs, intricate details, and gemlike colors, from classic quilt patterns to traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs.
Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a month of lunches Jones, Don, 1971-
PowerShell provides a single, unified administrative command line from which to control and automate virtually every aspect of a Windows system. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and scripts can be written to manage most Windows servers.
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end Gawande, Atul, author.
Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.
The cuckoo's egg : tracking a spy through the maze of computer espionage Stoll, Clifford.
This is the true story of how a systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab singlehandedly tracked down and helped capture a computer hacker who had been breaking into U.S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter" -- a mystery invader hiding inside a twisting electronic labyrinth, breaking into U.S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own, spying on the spy -- and plunged into an incredible international probe that finally gained the attention of top U.S. counterintelligence agents. The Cuckoo's Egg is his wild and suspenseful true story -- a year of deception, broken codes, satellites, missile bases, and the ultimate sting operation -- and how one ingenious American trapped a spy ring paid in cash and cocaine, and reporting to the KGB.
Business adventures : twelve classic tales from the world of Wall Street Brooks, John, 1920-1993, author.
From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety, these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.
Fascinating womanhood Andelin, Helen B.
"What makes a woman fascinating to her husband? What is happiness in marriage for a woman? These are just two of the questions Helen B. Andelin answers in the bestselling classic that has already brought new happiness and life to millions of marriages. Fascinating Womanhood offers timeless wisdom, practical advice, and old-fashioned values to meet the needs and challenges of today?s fascinating woman. Inside you?ll learn: What traits today?s men find irresistible in a woman , How to awaken a man?s deepest feelings of love , Eight rules for a successful relationship , How to rekindle your love life , How to bring out the best in your man?and reap the rewards , Plus special advice for the working woman?and much more! Fascinating Womanhood offers guidance for a new generation of women?happy, fulfilled, adored and cherished?who want to rediscover the magic of their own feminine selves" --from the publisher.
Executive toughness : the mental-training program to increase your leadership performance Selk, Jason.
Edward II : a chronicle play Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
At the point of a cutlass : the pirate capture, bold escape, & lonely exile of Philip Ashton Flemming, Gregory N., author.
Taken in a surprise attack near Nova Scotia in June 1722, Ashton was forced to sail across the Atlantic and back with a crew under the command of Edward Low, a man so vicious he tortured victims by slicing off an ear or nose and roasting them over a fire. "A greater monster," one colonial official wrote, "never infested the seas." Ashton barely survived the nine months he sailed with Low's crew -- he was nearly shot in the head at gunpoint, came close to drowning when a ship sank near the coast of Brazil, and was almost hanged for secretly plotting a revolt against the pirates. Like many forced men, Ashton thought constantly about escaping. In March of 1723, he saw his chance when Low's crew anchored at the secluded island of Roatan, at the western edge of the Caribbean. Ashton fled into the thick, overgrown woods and, for more than a year, had to claw out a living on the remote strip of land, completely alone and with practically nothing to sustain him. The opportunity to escape came so unexpectedly that Ashton ran off without a gun, a knife, or even a pair of shoes on his feet. Yet the resilient young castaway -- who has been called America's real-life Robinson Crusoe -- was able to find food, build a crude shelter, and even survive a debilitating fever brought on by the cool winter rains before he was rescued by a band of men sailing near the island.
Inside Syria : the backstory of their civil war and what the world can expect Erlich, Reese W., 1947-
"Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of this momentous power struggle and why it matters. Through his many contacts inside Syria, the author reveals who is supporting Assad and why, he describes the agendas of the rebel factions, and he depicts in stark terms the dire plight of many ordinary Syrian people caught in the cross-fire. The book also provides insights into the role of the Kurds, the continuing influence of Iran, and the policies of US leaders who seem interested only in protecting US regional interests. As Erlich shows, current events in Syria can be best understood by looking at Syria's recent history, especially the roles of key historic figures. Several chapters are devoted to these influential leaders--including T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), journalist Lowell Thomas, Muslim brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna, Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, and Hafez al-Assad. Disturbing and enlightening at once, this timely book shows you not only what is happening inside Syria but why it is so important for the Middle East, the US, and the world"--
Roadside guide to the Olympic Peninsula Chapman, Christopher.
Bitter : a taste of the world's most dangerous flavor, with recipes McLagan, Jennifer.
"The champion of uncelebrated foods including fat, offal, and bones, Jennifer McLagan turns her attention to a fascinating, underappreciated, and trending topic: bitterness. What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common? They're bitter. In this deep and fascinating exploration of bitter through science, culture, history, and 120 deliciously idiosyncratic recipes, award-winning author Jennifer McLagan makes a case for this misunderstood flavor. Biologically-speaking, the taste of something bitter--unlike sweet, which can indicate a nutrient-rich food, and salty, which indicates the presence of needed minerals--can signify a poison, so an appreciation for bitterness must develop with age and experience. Bitter is a known appetite stimulant and is often just the thing to add dimension and balance to a dish. While some culinary cultures, such as in Italy and parts of Asia, have an inherent appreciation for bitter flavors (think Campari and Chinese bitter melon), little attention has been given to bitterness in North America: we're much more likely to reach for salty or sweet. However, even in North America, bitter is making inroads with increased interest in cocktail bitters, craft beers, and artisanal coffee, and consumption of bitter salad greens and chocolate is growing. In the capable hands of McLagan, bitterness will emerge from the shadows of the culinary underworld and get its deserved place in the spotlight"--
Misadventures of a parenting yogi : cloth diapers, cosleeping, and my (sometimes successful) quest for conscious parenting Leaf, Brian.
"Humorous personal essays on parenting, including alternative and holistic parenting techniques and insights, from a yoga teacher and practitioner"--
Homemade condiments : artisan recipes using fresh, natural ingredients Harlan, Jessica.
Tells how to take fresh produce, herbs, and spices and turn them into delicious condiments one can use on something as simple as a hot dog or as elegant as a filet mignon. Chemical-and-preservative free, these recipes are more delicious and far healthier than anything bought pre-packaged. Going beyond the classics, Homemade Condiments serves up artisanal variations such as Curried Ketchup, Green Chile Mustard, and Basil Aioli. Readers also learn how to make pickles, jams, preserves, oil infusions, nut butters, and more. All fresh, all healthy!
Read harder : five more years of great writing from Believer
"This volume collects the finest essays from the second half of the Believer's decade-long (and counting) run"--Amazon.com.
Outgrowing the pain : a book for and about adults abused as children Gil, Eliana.
Contains information which can help adults who were abused or neglected as children to face the past, overcome the pain, and reduce the negative effects of those experiences so sufferers can have happier and healthier adult lives.
Raising a child with soul : how time-tested Jewish wisdom can shape your child's character Jungreis-Wolff, Slovie.
12 days of Christmas with Six Sisters' Stuff : 144 ideas for traditions, homemade gifts, recipes, and more
Compilation of more than 144 Christmas recipes, traditions, and craft ideas that celebrate family and the holiday.
The illustrated owl : barn, barred, & great horned Rogers, Denny.
Father and son Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.
Too good to be true : the colossal book of urban legends Brunvand, Jan Harold.
The ultimate guide to calling and decoying waterfowl : tips and tactics for hunting ducks and geese Burch, Monte.
The allergy-free pantry : make your own staples, snacks, and more without wheat, gluten, dairy, eggs, soy or nuts Martin, Colette (Colette F.)
Starting strength : basic barbell training Rippetoe, Mark, author.
Anyone can paint : create sensational art in watercolors, acrylics, and oils Barber, Barrington.
How to build your dream cabin in the woods : the ultimate guide to building and maintaining a backcounty getaway Fears, J. Wayne, 1938- author.
Autodesk Revit architecture 2013 : no experience required Wing, Eric, 1970-
Revit Architecture: No Experience Required takes newcomers step by step through this leading BIM software with a real-world project that enhances understanding.
Recipes for adventure : healthy, hearty & homemade backpacking recipes McAllister, Glenn.
Written in wood : three wordless graphic novels Walker, George A. (George Alexander), 1960-
The Great Awakening : a brief history with documents Kidd, Thomas S.
Thomas Kidd's introduction relies on recent scholarship to describe three contemporary views of the revivals: those of radicals in favor of them, moderates supporting them, and antirevivalists attacking them. The views and experiences of these participants and critics emerge through nearly 40 documents organized into topical sections. --from publisher description
Coming home to passion : restoring loving sexuality in couples with histories of childhood trauma and neglect Cohn, Ruth, 1955-
Sikh spiritual practice : the sound way to God Siri Kirpal Kaur Khalsa.
Good leaders ask great questions : your foundation for successful leadership Maxwell, John C., 1947-
" In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, John C. Maxwell delves into the process of becoming a successful leader by examining how questions can be used to advantage. What are the questions leaders should ask themselves? What questions should they ask members of their team? He then responds to the toughest problems leaders have presented to him. Using social media, Maxwell offered the floor to followers with unanswered questions about what it takes to achieve their professional best, and selected seventy questions on the most popular topics, including: -- How can I discover my unique purpose as a leader? -- What is the most effective daily habit that any leader should develop? -- How do you motivate an unmotivated person? -- How would you work with a difficult leader who has no vision? This book is a thorough, insightful response to those readers and anyone who feels they have plateaued on their journey to develop their ultimate potential. Every leader has room to grow, and the advice in these pages will help readers assess their current position, and structure an effective plan to achieve their goals. "--
Stop the coming civil war : my savage truth Savage, Michael, 1942-
"CAN AMERICA SURVIVE ANOTHER CIVIL WAR? According to Michael Savage, OUR NATION IS IN REAL TROUBLE and the seeds of a second conflagration have been sown. Not between the states - but between true patriots who believe in our nation's founding principles and those he believes are working every day to undermine them and change the very nature of the country. Not a war of bullets and blood - but one of commitment to freedom and courage of conviction. Michael Savage is convinced that we face more than just political differences now. He believes the split between right and left is possibly irreparable - unless we understand what's really happening and how we must act to stop it. Savage has been raising his voice for over 20 years as America's most outspoken and incisive talk radio host, and bestselling author. He argues that the situation is urgent and he is raising his voice even louder telling his Savage Truth in STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR. Savage wants to galvanize every liberty-loving American and warn the enemies of our way of life - that, difficult as the path ahead may be, the time has come, the facts are clear, the line must be drawn. Savage cut his teeth exposing the political left's goals, tactics and actions as they attempt to tilt the country's axis ever closer to socialism. In these pages he lays out his belief that lefties don't want some to know... connecting the dots between their many frightening moves hiding in plain sight, and raising the not-so-obvious questions they don't want people to ask: -How are recent changes to the Senate's filibuster rules a thinly- veiled extension of big government's limits on our civil rights? -Why have so many of our top military commanders been summarily pushed aside, after years of brave service? -When will the nefarious strategy of "purposeful incompetence" underlying Obamacare be exposed for what it is? -How is Obama's feckless foreign policy not just weakening us in the world, but actually endangering our security at home as well? STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR is a no-holds-barred tale as gripping as any movie script in which some super hero or secret agent saves the day. Except no one but We the People can save the country we love. A page-turner from start to finish, this [intelligent and principled] fervent warning offers the Savage truth -- a call to action in the voting booth - in order to defend the freedoms our Constitution so brilliantly established. Read it and be ready to play your part in helping STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR!"--
The Large Hadron Collider : the extraordinary story of the Higgs boson and other stuff that will blow your mind Lincoln, Don, author.
Ask Anna : advice for the furry and forlorn Koontz, Dean R. (Dean Ray), 1945- author.
The long shadow of the Civil War : southern dissent and its legacies Bynum, Victoria E.
Sweet soul music : rhythm and blues and the southern dream of freedom Guralnick, Peter.
The flick Baker, Annie, 1981- author.
In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, the tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks of three underpaid employees play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen.
Uncontainable : how passion, commitment, and conscious capitalism built a business where everyone thrives Tindell, Kip, author.
Chairman and CEO of The Container Store, "Tindell reveals his approach for building a business where everyone associated with it thrives through embodying the tenets of Conscious Capitalism. Tindell's seven Foundation Principles are the road map that drives everyone at The Container Store to achieve the goals of the company. [His book] shows how other businesses can adapt this approach toward what Tindell calls the most profitable, sustainable and fun way of doing business"--
The age of the Vikings Winroth, Anders.
Overrated : are we more in love with the idea of changing the world than actually changing the world? Cho, Eugene.
"Eugene Cho has a confession: 'I like to talk about changing the world but I don't really like to do what it takes.' If this is true of the man who founded the One Day's Wages global antipoverty movement, then what must it take to act on one's ideals? Cho does not doubt the sincerity of those who want to change the world. But he fears that today's wealth of resources and opportunities could be creating 'the most overrated generation in history. We have access to so much but end up doing so little.' He came to see that he, too, was overrated. As Christians, Cho writes, 'our calling is not simply to change the world but to be changed ourselves'"--Amazon.com.
Reluctant witnesses : survivors, their children, and the rise of Holocaust consciousness Stein, Arlene, author.
Bijaboji : north to Alaska by oar Carey, Betty.
Bijaboji is Betty Carey's spirited account of her solo two-month journey by canoe to Alaska and through some of the most treacherous waters of the Inside Passage, at a time when much of the area was wild and inaccessible. She travels with minimal supplies, almost no money, and often without charts, and she exults in being alone with the wild coastline, up close and at her own pace.
Choosing a good life : lessons from people who have found their place in the world Berman, Ali.
"Ever wonder why some people seem to be at peace despite the ups and downs daily life can bring, while others are restless even in seemingly ideal circumstances? In Choosing a Good Life, Alyson Berman explores what it means to be at peace with ourselves, our choices, and the world around us in all its glorious chaos. She takes us into the lives of people who, despite their vastly different talents, challenges, and interests, have achieved a deep sense of balance in and satisfaction with their lives. Stories include those of Holocaust survivor Emery Jacoby, who rose above anger and bitterness to reaffirm the good in himself and others, along with Sungrai Sohn, a violin prodigy and gifted teacher who lives in the shadow of a potentially fatal illness and many other inspiring life stories. Berman then pinpoints their common approaches and qualities to reveal how they have found contentment-and how we can too. With Choosing a Good Life you will have the tools and guidance to: identify what you truly value, make use of the pain and trials of life to make you stronger, and set priorities to find more time and energy for the things that bring you satisfaction. Learn how to achieve something that eludes so many of us--the sense of purpose that comes with deep self-acceptance"--
The disappearance of the universe : straight talk about illusions, past lives, religion, sex, politics, and the miracles of forgiveness Renard, Gary R.
What would you do if you were sitting quietly in your living room when two mysterious strangers appeared from out of nowhere 7 and then told you they were "ascended masters" who had come to reveal some shocking secrets of existence and teach you the miraculous powers of forgiveness? ... When two such teachers appeared before [the author] in 1992, he chose to listen to them ... The result is this ... book.
Early Christian martyr stories : an evangelical introduction with new translations Litfin, Bryan M., 1970- author.
Beautiful boy : a father's journey through his son's addiction Sheff, David.
The story of one teenager's descent into methamphetamine addiction is told from his father's point of view, describing how a varsity athlete and honor student became addicted to the dangerous drug and its impact on his family.
Brioche chic : 22 fresh knits for women & men Tarasovich-Clark, Mercedes.
Think small : make the most of every square foot.
Sugar rush : master tips, techniques, and recipes for sweet baking Iuzzini, Johnny, author.
New cook book.
Cabins & cottages and other small spaces
Chests and cabinets
Gaza : a history Filiu, Jean-Pierre, author.
"Through its millennium-long existence, Gaza has often been bitterly disputed while simultaneously and paradoxically enduring prolonged neglect. Squeezed between the Negev and Sinai desert on the one hand and the Mediterranean Sea on the other, Gaza was contested by the Pharaohs, the Persians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Fatimids, the Mamluks, the Crusaders, and the Ottomans. Napoleon had to secure it in 1799 to launch his failed campaign on Palestine. In 1917, the British Empire fought for months to conquer Gaza, before establishing its mandate on Palestine. In 1948, 20,000 Palestinians sought refuge in Gaza, a marginal area that neither Israel nor Egypt wanted. Palestinian nationalism grew there, and Gaza has since found itself at the heart of Palestinian history. ." --Publisher's website.
Black prophetic fire West, Cornel, author.
"Cornel West, with distinguished scholar Christa Buschendorf, provides a fresh perspective on six revolutionary African American leaders: Frederick Douglass, W. E. B. Du Bois, Martin Luther King Jr., Ella Baker, Malcolm X, and Ida Wells-Barnett. West examines the impact of these men and women on their own eras and across the decades. He not only rediscovers the integrity and commitment within these passionate advocates but also their fault lines." --
Tamales : fast and delicious Mexican meals Tapp, Alice Guadalupe, 1944- author.
People tools for business : 50 strategies for building success, creating wealth, and finding happiness Fox, Alan C.
"Author of People Tools follows up his first book describing simple strategies for success in our daily lives with more advice that focuses on achieving success in business"--
How I stopped being a Jew Sand, Shlomo, author.
"Shlomo Sand was born in 1946, in a displaced person's camp in Austria, to a Jewish mother and non-Jewish father, the family later migrated to Palestine. As a young man, Sand came to question his Jewish identity, even that of a "secular Jew." With this meditative and thoughtful mixture of essay and personal recollection, he articulates the problems at the center of modern Jewish identity. How I Stopped Being a Jew discusses the negative effects of the Israeli exploitation of the "chosen people" myth and its "holocaust industry." Sand criticizes the fact that, in the current context, what "Jewish" means is, above all, not being Arab and reflects on the possibility of a secular, non-exclusive Israeli identity, beyond the legends of Zionism"--
The little world of Liz Climo. Climo, Liz, author, artist.
Climo has charmed her fans with her comic world of whimsical animal characters who grapple with everyday life with wit and humor. This collection features her comics, starring her beloved characters in all kinds of funny situations, from celebrating holidays to helping friends.
Robin Robertson's vegan without borders : easy everyday meals from around the world Robertson, Robin (Robin G.), author.
Robertson believes that great flavors should have no boundaries, and the dishes in this book represent more than two countries from around the world. It is a celebration of culinary traditions with plant-based ingredients, including twists on dishes inspired by tradition without being bound by them.
Kitchenalia : furnishing and equipping your kitchen with flea market finds and period pieces Lee, Vinny, author.
Kitchenalia is an inspiring guide to putting together a unique and creative kitchen using reclaimed and reinvented surfaces, furniture, objects and equipment. The pieces of furniture you choose, and the objects you love to collect and display are what elevate a kitchen beyond being a purely functional space in which to prepare and cook food. They imbue it with warmth and make it a place where family and friends want to spend time together. Period pieces, whether farmhouse furniture, salvaged surfaces, vintage textiles or retro cooking utensils and gadgets, are the antithesis of the mass-produced modern alternatives and have a timeless integrity. Sourcing such items from flea markets and antiques fairs is a unique and rewarding way to kit out a kitchen. This book presents all the elements you would want, and shows how to put them together in different interpretations of the look, from country to utilitarian, classic white to retro.
The ugly Renaissance : sex, greed, violence and depravity in an age of beauty Lee, Alexander (Historian)
Renowned as a period of cultural rebirth and artistic innovation, the Renaissance is cloaked in a unique aura of beauty and brilliance. Its very name conjures up awe-inspiring images of an age of lofty ideals in which life imitated the fantastic artworks for which it has become famous. But behind the vast explosion of new art and culture lurked a seamy, vicious world of power politics, perversity, and corruption that has more in common with the present day than anyone dares to admit. In this lively and meticulously researched portrait, Renaissance scholar Alexander Lee illuminates the dark and titillating contradictions that were hidden beneath the surface of the best-known artworks of the Renaissance.
National Geographic complete birds of North America
The art & science of shepherding : tapping the wisdom of French herders
Selected works Juana Inés de la Cruz, Sister, 1651-1695.
Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz (1651 - 1695) was a feminist and a woman ahead of her time. She was very much a public intellectual and her contemporaries called her "the Tenth Muse" and "the Phoenix of Mexico", names that continue to resonate. This self-taught intellectual rose to the height of fame as a writer in Mexico City during the Spanish Golden Age. The volume includes Sor Juana's best-known works, including "First Dream", which showcases her prodigious intellect and range and "Response of the Poet to the Very Eminent Sor Filotea de la Cruz", her epistolary feminist defence of a woman's right to study and to write. Thirty other works are also included.
Walking home : a pilgrimage from humbled to healed Choquette, Sonia, author.
"In order to regain her spiritual footing, Sonia turned to the age-old practice of pilgrimage and set out to walk the legendary Camino de Santiago, an 800-kilometer (500-mile) trek over the Pyrenees and across northern Spain. Day after day she pushed through hunger, exhaustion, and pain to reach her destination. Eventually, mortification of the flesh gave way to spiritual renewal, and she rediscovered the gifts of humility and forgiveness that she needed to repair her world."--Publisher.
The coconut miracle cookbook : over 400 recipes to boost your health with nature's elixir Fife, Bruce, 1952- author.
"Bruce Fife, bestselling author of The Coconut Oil Miracle, presents a companion cookbook and a complete guide to reaping all the health and beauty benefits of cooking with coconut. Healthy, rich, and delicious, coconut is nature's miracle healer. The Coconut Miracle Cookbook explains the benefits of coconut, and shows readers how to incorporate this superfood into meals every day with more than 400 delicious recipes. Coconut has been shown to have countless health benefits, including: Weight loss, Preventing heart disease, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, and many other degenerative diseases, Strengthening the immune system, Improving digestion, Preventing premature aging of the skin, Beautifying skin and hair, Reap the health and beauty benefits of coconut oil, milk, water, and cream. Feel-and see-the amazing results."--
Snoopy's Thanksgiving Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000, author, artist.
Collects Thanksgiving stories from the comic strip Peanuts, in which Snoopy is invited to visit his brother Spike, writes a seasonal story, gets his holiday dinner from Charlie Brown, and protects Woodstock from being mistaken for a turkey.
Putin's kleptocracy : who owns Russia? Dawisha, Karen.
The raging question in the world today is who is the real Vladimir Putin and what are his intentions. Karen Dawisha's brilliant work provides an answer, describing how Putin got to power, the cabal he brought with him, the billions they have looted, and his plan to restore the Greater Russia.
30 BeagleBone Black projects for the evil genius Rush, Christopher.
"Fiendishly Fun Ways to Use the BeagleBone Black!This wickedly inventive guide shows you how to program and build fun and fascinating projects with the BeagleBone Black. You'll learn how to connect the BeagleBone Black to your computer and program it, quickly mastering BoneScript and other programming tools so you can get started right away. 30 BeagleBone Black Projects for the Evil Genius is filled with a wide variety of do-it-yourself LED, sensor, robotics, display, audio, and spy gadgets. You'll also get tips and techniques that will help you design your own ingenious devices. Features step-by-step instructions and helpful illustrations Provides full schematic and breadboard layout diagrams for the projects Includes detailed programming code Removes the frustration factor--all required parts are listed along with sources Build these and other clever creations: High-powered LED Morse code sender RGB LED fader GPS tracker Temperature sensor Light level indicator Web-controlled rover Plant hydration system Sentinel turret 7-segment clock Display for sensor information Internet radio Imperial march indicator Intruder alert using Twitter API Lie detector Auto dog barker "--
The life & love of dogs Blackwell, Lewis, 1958- author.
"For all dog lovers, The Life and Love of Dogs offers hundreds of incredible images by acclaimed photographers from around the world. A textual exploration of our unique relationship with dogs, including a surprising analysis of the qualities that make a dog attractive in our eyes..., it sheds original light on this great love affair"--provided by publisher.
The Slanted Door : modern Vietnamese food Phan, Charles, author.
Award-winning chef and restaurateur Charles Phan opened The Slanted Door in San Francisco in 1995, inspired by the food of his native Vietnam. Since then, The Slanted Door has grown into a world-class dining destination, and its accessible, modern take on classic Vietnamese dishes is beloved by diners, chefs, and critics alike. The Slanted Door is a love letter to the restaurant, its people, and its food. Featuring stories in addition to its most iconic recipes, The Slanted Door both celebrates a culinary institution and allows home cooks to recreate its excellence.
Feral : rewilding the land, the sea, and human life Monbiot, George, 1963- author.
To be an environmentalist early in the twenty-first century is always to be defending, arguing, acknowledging the hurdles we face in our efforts to protect wild places and fight climate change. But let's be honest: hedging has never inspired anyone. So what if we stopped hedging? What if we grounded our efforts to solve environmental problems in hope instead, and let nature make our case for us? That's what George Monbiot does in Feral, a lyrical, unabashedly romantic vision of how, by inviting nature back into our lives, we can simultaneously cure our "ecological boredom" and begin repairing centuries of environmental damage. Monbiot takes readers on an enchanting journey around the world to explore ecosystems that have been "rewilded": freed from human intervention and allowed--in some cases for the first time in millennia--to resume their natural ecological processes. We share his awe, and wonder, as he kayaks among dolphins and seabirds off the coast of Wales and wanders the forests of Eastern Europe, where lynx and wolf packs are reclaiming their ancient hunting grounds. Through his eyes, we see environmental success--and begin to envision a future world where humans and nature are no longer separate and antagonistic, but are together part of a single, healing world.
The plant plus diet solution : personalized nutrition for life Borysenko, Joan.
"Nutrition for the 21st century. A personalized, whole-foods solution for person and planet. Let's prevent and reverse the epidemic of obesity, diabetes, inflammation, and chronic illness ?that is bankrupting our country, our kids, and our future. Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., a Harvard-trained cell biologist, health psychologist, and New York Times best-selling author, believes that when you've got the right information, you can make powerful choices to change your life. She cuts through the thicket of confusing--and often downright wrong--advice on nutrition and gives you easy-to-digest, bite-sized servings of real scientific information so that you can discover which foods your body needs to heal and thrive. Since Joan wears two hats--as a psychologist and a cell biologist--you can trust her to psych out your inner saboteur and help you make the changes you've been dreaming of. And as a busy woman who loves good food, she'll teach you how to make simple, scrumptious, satisfying meals that you and your family will love whether you're omnivores, vegans, or vegetarians. · Get up-to-date information on the nutrition revolution· Make friends with the plants that feed your gut bacteria· Lose the weight and keep it off· Get the skinny on how diet changes your genes and how your genes determine your best diet· Fill out a health symptom checklist and track the changes as your personalized PlantPlus Diet optimizes your metabolism· Understand what tests to ask your doctor for and why· Create a sleek and streamlined PlantPlus kitchen· Make fabulous meals in minutes with simple recipes and meal plans "--
The paleo slow cooker bible : healthy and delicious family gluten-free recipes Simons, Amelia.
Forty delicious recipes to help you lose weight and feed a growing family.
Worn stories Spivack, Emily, 1978- author.
"Everyone has a memoir in miniature in at least one piece of clothing. In Worn Stories, Emily Spivack has collected over sixty of these clothing-inspired narratives from cultural figures and talented storytellers. First-person accounts range from the everyday to the extraordinary, such as artist Marina Abramovic on the boots she wore to walk the Great Wall of China, musician Rosanne Cash on the purple shirt that belonged to her father, and fashion designer Cynthia Rowley on the Girl Scout sash that informed her business acumen. Other contributors include Greta Gerwig, Heidi Julavits, John Hodgman, Brandi Chastain, Marcus Samuelsson, Piper Kerman, Maira Kalman, Sasha Frere-Jones, Simon Doonan, Albert Maysles, Susan Orlean, Andy Spade, Paola Antonelli, David Carr, Andrew Kuo, and more. By turns funny, tragic, poignant, and celebratory, Worn Stories offers a revealing look at the clothes that protect us, serve as a uniform, assert our identity, or bring back the past--clothes that are encoded with the stories of our lives"--
The new American herbal Orr, Stephen, 1965-
"Orr covers the entire spectrum of herbaceous plants, from culinary to ornamental to aromatic and medicinal, presenting them in an ... A to Z format packed with recipes, DIY projects, and ... examples of garden design highlighting herbal plantings"--Amazon.com.
The Intel trinity : how Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove built the world's most important company Malone, Michael S. (Michael Shawn), 1954-
Based on unprecedented access to the corporation's archives, The Intel Trinity is the first full history of Intel Corporation--the essential company of the digital age--told through the lives of the three most important figures in the company's history: Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove.
Parisian cats Kiang-Snaije, Olivia, author.
Hello, my name is awesome : how to create brand names that stick Watkins, Alexandra, author.
"Naming a business or product has always been challenging--and sometimes costly--for entrepreneurs and inventors, but it's one of the most important decisions they have to make. Alexandra Watkins presents a foolproof model that anyone can use to create and evaluate brand names like a pro"--
Jean-Louis Deniot : interiors Saeks, Diane Dorrans.
The skinny gut diet : balance your digestive system for permanent weight loss Watson, Brenda, author.
"The secret to permanent weight loss revealed. The real reason diets fail has nothing to do with calories and everything to do with the balance of bacteria in your gut. A simple guide to show you how to finally achieve your ideal weight. The 100 trillion bacteria that live in your digestive tract--which make up 90 percent of the cells in your body--are the real reason you gain or lose weight. When those microbes are out of balance, chronic health conditions can occur, including irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, and obesity. By balancing the good and bad bacteria, you can finally achieve your ideal weight--for good. In The Skinny Gut Diet, New York Times bestselling author, public television icon, certified nutritional consultant, and digestive health expert Brenda Watson offers an insightful perspective on the little-known connection between weight gain and an underlying imbalance of bacteria in the gut, or what she calls the "gut factor"--the overlooked root cause of weight gain. Drawing upon the latest scientific research, Brenda illuminates the inner workings of the digestive system and provides instructions for achieving a healthy bacterial ecosystem that spurs weight loss by enabling the body to absorb fewer calories from food, experience reduced cravings, and store less fat. The premise is simple: curtail sugar consumption (and its surprising sources) and eat more healthy fats, living foods, and protein to balance the gut bacteria. The result? A skinny gut. The Skinny Gut Diet centers around an easy-to-follow diet plan. A 14-day eating plan, dozens of delicious recipes and sage advice help you achieve--and maintain--digestive balance and sustained weight loss. With inspiring real-life stories of ten individuals who transformed their health on the Skinny Gut Diet, Brenda empowers you to become your own health advocate so that you can finally shed unwanted pounds and enjoy optimal health and vitality"--
Would you baptize an extraterrestrial? : ...and other questions from the astronomers' in-box at the Vatican Observatory Consolmagno, Guy, 1952-
Spiritual disciplines for the Christian life Whitney, Donald S., Dr.
Cinderland : a memoir Burns, Amy Jo, 1981-
"Amy Jo Burns grew up in Mercury, PA--a small, conservative Rust Belt town fallen sleepy a decade after the steel industry's collapse. But the year Amy turned ten, everyone in Mercury woke up. That was the year Howard Lotte, Mercury's beloved piano teacher, was accused of committing indiscretions during his lessons. Among the girls questioned, only seven dared to tell the truth that would ostracize them from the community. Amy Jo Burns was one of the girls who lied. Her memoir, CINDERLAND, navigates the impact that lie had on her adolescent years to follow--tracing all the boys she ran from and toward, the girls she betrayed, and the endless performances she put on to please a town that never trusted girls in the first place. CINDERLAND is literary memoir of the highest caliber. A slim, searing feat of narrative beauty, it is full of psychologically nuanced grappling, imagery of fire and steel, and eerily universal shadows of adolescence"--
Body respect : what conventional health books get wrong, leave out, and just plain fail to understand about weight Bacon, Linda.
"Body insecurity is rampant, and it doesn't have to be. Think for a moment about your attitudes toward weight: Do you believe that people who are thinner are more healthy and attractive? Do you think dieting is an effective health strategy? Do you judge yourself or others because of weight? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you're not alone. It's much more common for people to feel bad about their bodies than to appreciate them-and to judge others by those standards as well. But people don't have to be packaged in a small size to be valuable and attractive-or healthy for that matter. Saying that they do causes more harm than good, and judgments based on size tell us more about our own prejudice than someone else's health or value. It's time to show every body respect. With the latest findings from the Health at Every Size© (HAES) movement, Body Respect debunks obesity myths, demonstrates the damage of focusing on weight, and explores how social factors impact health: the world is not a level playing field, and that affects one's opportunities as well as one's size, health and sense of self. Using peer-reviewed evidence and common sense, scientists and nutritionists Linda Bacon and Lucy Aphramor explain the fall-out of a health agenda based on the concept that thinness is the goal and that one's weight is simply a matter of personal choices. They explore why diets don't work and provide alternative paths to better health and well-being for people of all shapes. Body Respect is indispensable reading for anyone concerned about widespread body insecurity and size stigma and their many implications"--
The power of silence : further lessons of Don Juan Castaneda, Carlos, 1931-1998.
Carlos recollects more of the teachings of Don Juan, including the true importance and meaning of sorcery and magic, and the illusory nature of all realities.
Ham and shortwave radio for the electronics hobbyist Gibilisco, Stan, author.
Baking Zohn, Alexandra.
Scrum : the art of doing twice the work in half the time Sutherland, Jeffrey Victor.
The Kitchn cookbook : recipes, kitchens & tips to inspire your cooking Gillingham-Ryan, Sara Kate.
Gardens in detail : 100 contemporary designs Reuss, Emma.
Explore 100 gardens from around the world with this illustrated guide to the design elements of each--from historical style to planting and landscape design. This comprehensive reference offers gardens from many periods of history--Islamic, Renaissance, English Landscape, Arts & Crafts, and more--and geographically diverse environments--from a nighttime sculpture garden on the Oregon coast, to a sustainable water garden in the mountains of Vermont, and the Mughal garden at the Indian president's palace in New Delhi. They are inspirational works made by both talented amateurs and major international garden designers--including Britain's Christopher Bradley Hole, Italy's Luciano Giubbilei and Paolo Pejrone, and Americans Isabelle Green, Raymond Jungles, and Martha Schwartz.
In the kitchen with David. QVC's resident foodie presents Back around the table Venable, David.
Earth : Bernhard Edmaier : colours of the Earth Edmaier, Bernhard.
Earth: Colours of the Earth is a spectacular large-format collection of breathtaking aerial photographs by world-renowned photographer Bernhard Edmaier. Travelling all over the globe, from the Bahamas to Iceland, New Zealand to Alaska, and the Grand Canyon to Chile, Edmaier captures rarely-seen landscapes from above, such as bubbling mud pools, volcanic eruptions, coral reefs, eroded canyons and arctic glaciers. 150 full-page photographs cover the entire spectrum, and each image is accompanied by an explanation of how, where and why these spectacular colours occur on the earth's surface.
Queen of thieves : the true story of "Marm" Mandelbaum and her gangs of New York Conway, J. North (Jack North), author.
Babygate : how to survive pregnancy and parenting in the workplace Bakst, Dina, author.
This life is joy : discovering the spiritual laws to live more powerfully, lovingly, and happily Teel, Roger.
Zen in the art of archery Herrigel, Eugen, 1884-1955.
Discusses the principles of Zen Buddhism involved in the practice of archery and shares the author's experiences studying both in Japan.
The Joey song : A mother's story of her son's addiction Swenson, Sandra.
Ghost wars : the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001 Coll, Steve.
Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll tells the secret history of the CIA's role in Afghanistan, including its covert program against Soviet troops from 1979 to 1989, and examines the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998. Based on extensive firsthand accounts, Ghost Wars is the inside story that goes well beyond anything previously published on U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. It chronicles the roles of midlevel CIA officers, their Afghan allies, and top spy masters such as Bill Casey, Saudi Arabia's Prince Turki al-Faisal, and George Tenet. And it describes heated debates within the American government and the often poisonous, mistrustful relations between the CIA and foreign intelligence agencies.
David : the divided heart Wolpe, David, author.
The American revolution of 1800 : how Jefferson rescued democracy from tyranny and faction-- and what this means today Sisson, Dan, 1937-
Provides the definitive window into key concepts that have formed the backdrop of our democracy: the nature of revolution, stewardship of power, liberty, and the ever-present danger of factions and tyranny. Most contemporary historians celebrate Jefferson's victory over Adams in 1800--which Jefferson firmly maintained was "as real a revolution...as that of 1776--as the beginning of the two-party system, but Sisson believes it is entirely the wrong lesson. Jefferson saw his election as a peaceful revolution by the American people overturning an elitist faction that was stamping out cherished constitutional rights and trying to transform our young democracy into an authoritarian state. If anything, our current two-party system is a repudiation of Jefferson's theory of revolution, and his earnest desire that the people as a whole, not any faction or clique, would triumph in government.
Salt, sweat, tears : the men who rowed the ocean Rackley, Adam, 1981- author.
"The true-life adventure of two men who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and the history of those who came before More people have climbed Mount Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic. For more than seventy days, Adam Rackley and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed in a boat seven meters long by two meters wide, in one of the world's most extreme environments. This is his story of adventure, endurance, and self-discovery. They were following in the wake of pioneers. In 1896 George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen, a pair of Norwegian fisherman, crossed the 2,500 miles in a wooden fishing dory--and their record stood for 114 years. John Fairfax, a smuggler, a gambler, and a shark hunter, was the first to complete the feat singlehandedly in 1969. Others have followed, some have not survived the attempt. This is their story, too."--
Eight twenty eight : when love didn't give up Murphy, Ian, author.
What if that thing you really feared happened? Would the joy you hold pop? Or would you experience love and joy deeper than you can imagine? They met in college and fell in love. They talked about getting married, and he started looking for a ring. They dreamed about life together, a life of beauty and joy, raising babies and laughing with friends and growing old. They did not imagine a car accident. They did not imagine his brain injury. They did not dream about the need for constant care and a wheelchair and fear that food might choke him. And they could not have imagined how persistent love would be. Theirs and God's.
Unaccountable : how elite power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security Wedel, Janine R., 1957-
Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck ; "the Son of the sun" Rosa, Don, 1951-
Wealthy Scrooge McDuck. His giant money bin, lucky dime, and constant wrangles with his nemeses the Beagle Boys are well-known to, and beloved by, young and old. This new series focuses on McDuck's stories with his nephew Donald Duck, and also feature fascinating behind-the-panels essays about the creation of the stories and analyses of their content from a world's worth of Disney and Rosa experts.
Warner Bros. : Hollywood's ultimate backlot Bingen, Steven, author.
Cannabis pharmacy : the practical guide to medical marijuana Backes, Michael, author.
"In Cannabis Pharmacy, expert Michael Backes presents a comprehensive resource for understanding and using medical marijuana. In this essential guide, Backes provides information on how cannabis works with the body's own system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. He explores 27 of the most popular cannabis varieties and the conditions for which patients have reported effectiveness. He also outlines 29 ailments and illnesses for which doctors commonly recommend medical marijuana, including chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, fibromyalgia, and Parkinson's disease."--Back cover.
How to wrap five eggs : traditional Japanese packaging Oka, Hideyuki, 1905-1995.
The running revolution : how to run faster, farther, and injury-free -- for life Romanov, Nicholas S., author.
Two-time Olympic coach Dr. Nicholas Romanov provides both beginning and experienced runners with the crucial knowledge they need to develop a better stride that will improve performance and minimize wear and tear on the body. Topics presented include how to run greater distances while sustaining optimum form, what the anatomy of the foot reveals about running mechanics, essential warm-up routines and exercises, proper technique for pain-free running, how to choose the right running shoes, and tips on how to go barefoot, and a four-week training program.
The hospital suite Porcellino, John, author, illustrator.
"The Hospital Suite is a landmark work by the celebrated cartoonist and small-press legend John Porcellino--an autobiographical collection detailing his struggles with illness in the 1990s and early 2000s. In 1997, John began to have severe stomach pain. He soon found out he needed emergency surgery to remove a benign tumor from his small intestine. In the wake of the surgery, he had numerous health complications that led to a flare-up of his preexisting tendencies toward anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. The Hospital Suite is Porcellino's response to these experiences" --
Preparing the ghost : an essay concerning the giant squid and its first photographer Frank, Matthew Gavin, author.
Ruby Violet's ice cream dreams : ice cream, sorbets, bombes, and more Fisher, Julie, author.
Make ice cream your dessert centrepiece with Ruby Violets Ice Cream Dreams, as you learn how to make stunning ice cream, bombes, cakes, wafers and biscuits.
Energy medicine yoga : amplify the healing power of your yoga practice Walker, Lauren, author.
"Harness your energy to heal your body, strengthen and balance your immune system, boost your vitality and stamina, includes a supercharged 20-minute practice"--Cover.
Misdiagnosed : one woman's tour of and escape from healthcareland Berger, Jody, author.
Jody Berger has discovered this first hand: at forty-three, the award-winning journalist and marathoner sees a doctor about a minor tingling sensation in her hands and feet. One MRI later, she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told to pick a drug and accept her fate. Instead Jody starts asking questions--only to receive a different diagnosis from each specialist she turns to, from vitamin deficiencies to metal toxicity to depression. In this powerful, witty, and eye-opening account of her misadventures from misdiagnosis to miraculous recovery, Jody offers insightful tips on how to ask doctors the right questions to get the answers and treatment you need, listen to your body, and choose health over illness. After all, while we can't always heal, we can always take control of our health and ourselves--starting now.
A generation removed : the fostering and adoption of indigenous children in the postwar world Jacobs, Margaret D., 1963- author.
"On June 25, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case Adoptive Couple vs. Baby Girl, which pitted adoptive parents Matt and Melanie Capobianco against baby Veronica's biological father, Dusten Brown, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. Veronica's biological mother had relinquished her for adoption to the Capobiancos without Brown's consent. Although Brown regained custody of his daughter using the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) of 1978, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Capobiancos, rejecting the purpose of the ICWA and ignoring the long history of removing Indigenous children from their families. In A Generation Removed, a powerful blend of history and family stories, award-winning historian Margaret D. Jacobs examines how government authorities in the post-World War II era removed thousands of American Indian children from their families and placed them in non-Indian foster or adoptive families. By the late 1960s an estimated 25 to 35 percent of Indian children had been separated from their families. Jacobs also reveals the global dimensions of the phenomenon: These practices undermined Indigenous families and their communities in Canada and Australia as well. Jacobs recounts both the trauma and resilience of Indigenous families as they struggled to reclaim the care of their children, leading to the ICWA in the United States and to national investigations, landmark apologies, and redress in Australia and Canada. "--
Secrets of backyard bird photography Hansen, J. Chris, author.
In real life : love, lies & identity in the digital age Schulman, Yaniv, author.
From the host of the MTV show Catfish comes a guide about how to connect with people authentically in today's increasingly digital world. The book explores relationships in the era of social media and the pressing issue of connectivity versus genuine connection. The author provides advice about living and loving in the era of social media.
Meat is for pussies : a how-to guide for dudes who want to get fit, kick ass, and take names Joseph, John (Punk rock musician), author.
"From author, triathlete, and punk rocker John Joseph, a provocative, entertaining, and eye-opening guide to plant-based life that crushes the myth that eating meat is macho. At first glance, few people would associate the word "vegan" with John Joseph. As the lead singer of a punk rock band and a competitive triathlete, his tattoo-covered biceps don't exactly scream "plant eater." But it's that very misconception he rallies against in his provocative book, Meat Is for Pussies. According to Joseph, eating animals--whether in the form of steak, burgers, wings, or ribs--is for the weak. Contrary to popularly accepted wisdom, eating animal protein doesn't make you stronger, tougher, or manlier--it makes you sicker, heavier, slower, and more prone to life-threatening disease. In essence: it makes you a pussy.In Meat Is for Pussies, Joseph shares his shocking and compelling story of evolving from a life of violence and hard-knock living to a man who chooses not to participate in the cycle of violence by eating animals. He also dispels the common myths surrounding meat, while sharing the latest information on the nutritional benefits of a plant-based diet and the dangers of eating meat and processed foods. In addition, Joseph offers practical guidance about such everyday issues as meal planning, recipes, and working out.There is a substantial category of vegan literature out there, but no one has written a book like this. By turns explosive, controversial, moving, and laugh-out-loud funny, and illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white photos, Meat Is for Pussies is a plant-based manifesto"--
Cholesterol clarity : what the HDL is wrong with my numbers? Moore, Jimmy, author.
Offers a straightforward introduction to cholesterol, looking at what cholesterol test results mean and offering nutritional advice intended to maintain optimal health.
The Texas food bible : from legendary dishes to new classics Fearing, Dean, author.
Offers recipes both old and new that illustrate the regional history and culinary traditions of Texas, including sweet potato spoonbread, truck stop enchiladas, and barbecue shrimp tacos.
The Chia cookbook : inventive, delicious recipes featuring nature's superfood Hoffman, Janie, author.
"Mamma Chia founder Janie Hoffman presents recipes for incorporating superfood chia seeds into flavorful smoothies, snacks, meals, and desserts"--
A boat, a whale, & a walrus : menus and stories Erickson, Renee, author.
The reference guide to data sources Bauder, Julia, author.
Questions about statistics have long been a staple at library reference desks. The rise of the Internet and the spread of statistical software packages have blurred the line between statistics reference and data reference. This guide is designed to help you answer basic data reference questions without having to refer to a dedicated data services librarian.
Rising to power : the journey of exceptional executives Carucci, Ron A., author.
Mountain modern : contemporary homes in high places Bradbury, Dominic, author.
High up in mountains around the world, houses that have long been constructed following local building traditions are being transformed. Intrepid young architects using new technologies and materials are refashioning these traditions, with results that range fromgemutlich (cozy) retreats to glamorous hilltop villas. Houses are presented in three sections: Cabin, Chalet, and Villa. Photographs of each house reveal its architecture, interior design, and striking setting, while plans provide an additional layer of information. Texts tell the story of how the dwelling was sited to make the most of its location, how new construction innovations were introduced, and how these solutions provide a comfortable space from which families can enjoy the great outdoors. While our cities become ever more concentrated, there is an increasing desire to experience nature as directly as possible. From the Highlands of Scotland to the breathtaking summits of the Alps and the adrenaline-fuelled mountain resorts of California, Mountain Modern is a journey to the most stunning homes of our planet.
World spice at home : new flavors for 75 favorite dishes Bevill, Amanda, author.
The map of heaven : how science, religion, and ordinary people are proving the afterlife Alexander, Eben.
The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Proof of Heaven teams up with the sages of times past, modern scientists, and with ordinary people who have had profound spiritual experiences to show the reality of heaven and our true identities as spiritual beings.
City of lies : love, sex, death, and the search for truth in Tehran Navai, Ramita.
"Rich, absorbing, and exotic, City of Lies travels up and down Vali Asr Street, Tehran's pulsing thoroughfare, from the lavish shopping malls of Tajrish through the smog that lingers over the alleyways and bazaars of the city's southern districts. Ramita Navai gives voice to ordinary Iranians forced to live extraordinary lives: the porn star, the aging socialite, the assassin and enemy of the state who ends up working for the Republic, the dutiful housewife who files for divorce, and the old-time thug running a gambling den"--
DMT and the soul of prophecy : a new science of spiritual revelation in the Hebrew Bible Strassman, Rick, 1952-
"Naturally occurring DMT may produce prophecy-like states of consciousness and thus represent a bridge between biology and religious experience"--
How to change minds about our changing climate : let science do the talking the next time someone tries to tell you ... : the climate isn't changing : global warming is actually a good thing : climate change is natural, not man-made : ... and other argume Darling, Seth B.
Iceland : land of the sagas Roberts, David, 1943-
Photographs exploring the grandeur of Iceland's remarkable geography accompany tales of real-life heroes and supernatural beings.
Assassin's creed IV : black flag : official guide Price, James, author.
Assassin's creed III : the complete official guide Price, James.
Beauty rewind : a makeup guide to looking your best at any age Chang-Babaian, Taylor, author.
The essential guide for looking and feeling your best at every age. From skin-care treatments to emphasizing your best features, celebrity makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian gives you all the tools you need to age gracefully and beautifully.
Roget's thesaurus of words for students : helpful, descriptive, precise synonyms, antonyms, and related terms every high school and college student should know how to use
Tao te ching : a new English version Laozi.
"In eighty-one brief chapters, Lao-tzu's Tao Te Ching, or Book of the Way, provides advice that imparts balance and perspective, a serene and generous spirit, and teaches us how to work for the good with the effortless skill that comes from being in accord with the Tao -- the basic principle of the universe."--Back cover of book.
Rebel yell : the violence, passion, and redemption of Stonewall Jackson Gwynne, S. C. (Samuel C.), 1953- author.
An account of General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson's rise to prominence during the Civil War.
How Star Wars conquered the universe : the past, present, and future of a multibillion dollar franchise Taylor, Chris, 1973-
Impolite conversations on race, politics, sex, money, and religion Daniels, Cora.
In Impolite Conversations, two respected thinkers and writers openly discuss five "third-rail" topics-from multi-racial identities to celebrity worship to hyper-masculinity among black boys-and open the stage for honest discussions about important and timely concerns. Organized around five subjects--Race, Politics, Sex, Money, Religion--the dialogue between Cora Daniels and John L. Jackson Jr. may surprise, provoke, affirm, or challenge you. In alternating essays, the writers use reporting, interviews, facts, and figures to back up their arguments, always staying firmly rooted in the real world. Sometimes they agree, sometimes they don't, but they always reach their conclusions with respect for the different backgrounds they come from and the reasons they disagree.
Flour + water : pasta McNaughton, Thomas.
Complete do-it-yourself manual
Endless feasts : sixty years of writing from Gourmet
Paul Hollywood's pies & puds Hollywood, Paul, author.
There is nothing quite like the smell of a scrumptious steak and ale pie cooking in the oven. There perhaps isn't anything better than the first taste of a caramel and coffee eclair. From expert baker, Paul Hollywood, comes a mouth-watering new book about pies and puddings...Paul Hollywood puts his signature twist on the traditional classics, with easy-to-follow, foolproof and tantalising recipes for meat and potato pie, chicken and leek lattice, lamb kidney and rosemary suet pudding, sausage plait and luxury fish pie. He will show you how to create inventive dishes such as chicken and chorizo empanadas, chilli con carne cottage pie, and savoury choux buns. If that isn't enough, here you will find his recipe for the Queen of puddings, as well as apple and blackberry mini fruit pies, marmalade and almond cake and black forest trifle. There are also regional recipes like Yorkshire curd tart and the Bedfordshire clanger - a tasty take on the Cornish pasty... Paul Hollywood's Pies and Puds is simply a must-have. Whether you're a sweet or a savoury person, a keen novice or an expert baker: it's time to get baking pies and puds.
Darwin's dice : the idea of chance in the thought of Charles Darwin Johnson, Curtis N., 1948- author.
"For evolutionary biologists, the concept of chance has always played a significant role in the formation of evolutionary theory. As far back as Greek antiquity, chance and "luck" were understood to be key factors in the evolution of the natural world. Emphasizing chance is an entire way of thinking about nature, and it is also one of the key ideas that separates Charles Darwin from other systematic biologists of his time. Studying the concept of chance in Darwin's writing reveals core ideas in his theory of evolution, as well as his reflections on design, purpose, and randomness in nature's progression over the course of history. In Darwin's Dice: The Idea of Chance in the Thought of Charles Darwin, Curtis Johnson does exactly that. He examines the work of Darwin in terms of his views on randomness and chance, and how the views changed as his work progressed. Randomness was a focal point for Darwin, and pursuing it as a theme helped significantly transform his research. Darwin's Dice shows us how Darwin defined "chance," and explores Darwin's influential architect metaphor in relation to the idea. Through the lens of randomness, Johnson reveals how Darwin's treatment of free will becomes more complex. This approach can shed light on many other quirks and points of interest in Darwin's work, including the curiously shifting presence of giraffes in subsequent drafts of On the Origin of Species. Johnson also reexamines Darwin's "Metaphysical Notebooks," and discusses the role Darwin felt that chance plays in morality and religion. Darwin's Dice presents a new way to look at Darwinist thought and the writings on Charles Darwin. Curtis Johnson reveals that chance and randomness play a large part in Darwinist thought, and that we can better understand Darwin's work by understanding that part"--
The whale ; a bright new Boise Hunter, Samuel D., author.
"Acclaimed for his gentle, complex characterizations, Samuel D. Hunter's big-hearted and fiercely funny plays explore the quiet desperation running through many Middle American lives. The Whale tells the story of a six hundred-pound shut-in's last chance at redemption and of discovering beauty in the most unexpected places when he reaches out to his long-estranged-and severely unhappy-daughter. Hunter's second piece, the Obie Award-winning A Bright New Boise, is a philosophical investigation of faith and search for meaning in rural Idaho where a disgraced evangelical is forced to take a minimum-wage job at the local Hobby Lobby craft store in an effort to reunite with his estranged son. Samuel D. Hunter's other plays include A Permanent Image, Jack's Precious Moment, Five Genocides, The Few, Rest, A Great Wilderness, and Norway. He has active playwriting commissions from Manhattan Theatre Club, Lincoln Center, Seattle Rep, South Coast Rep (California), and Playwrights Horizons (New York). He is also the 2013 resident playwright at Arena Stage in Washington, DC, and is a core member of the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota"--
Learning strategies for musical success Griffin, Michael (Michael Damien), 1963-
Reunions : visionary encounters with departed loved ones Moody, Raymond A.
Kaddish Wieseltier, Leon.
It is a sensitive and moving chronicle of a son's year of mourning his father. It takes us on a sweep of history, theology, and philosophy, to open worlds of previously unexplored knowledge about the origins and meaning in Kaddish prayer.
Discardia : more life, less stuff Sanders, Dinah.
"Let go of everything that doesn't make your life awesome! With three key principles and numerous practical tips, Discardia--a new holiday--helps you solve specific issues, carve away the nonsense of physical objects, habits, or emotional baggage, and uncover what brings your joy."--Cover back.
Temple : amazing new discoveries that change everything about the location of Solomon's temple Cornuke, Robert, 1951- author.
Using clues from scripture, as well as current archaeological technology, the author argues that the temples of Solomon and Herod are not at the site of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as traditionally believed, but rather in the City of David.
Harlow and Sage (and Indiana) : a true story about best friends Vega, Brittni.
"Once upon a time, Harlow's best friend was her older sister, Sage, a thoughtful and loving miniature Dachsund. Harlow and Sage had a shared love for many things, including Christmas presents and the legendary Meryl Streep. They played together, cuddled together, and shared their deepest secrets, until 2013, when, sadly, it was Sage's time to retire to the doggie palace in the sky. Shortly after Sage's passing, Harlow's parents came home with Indiana, a Dachsund puppy with a killer sense of humor. It took a little getting used to, but after a few months of showing Indiana the ropes, Harlow began to recognize that a new adventure was about to unfold"--
The infinity of lists Eco, Umberto.
Reflections on how the idea of catalogs has changed over the centuries and how, from one period to another, it has expressed the spirit of the times. Companion to the author's History of beauty and On ugliness.
Quilting Fulton, Jennifer, author.
The Vietnamese market cookbook : spicy, sour, sweet Tran, Van, author.
America-- farm to table : simple, delicious recipes celebrating local farmers Batali, Mario.
"Bestselling author and world-renown chef Mario Batali pays homage to the American farmer-from Maine to Los Angeles-in stories, photos, and recipes. AMERICA -- FARM TO TABLE: Simple, Delicious Recipes Celebrating Local Farmers Mario Batali, who knows the importance of ingredients to any amazing dish, sees farmers as the rock stars of the food world. In this new book he celebrates American farmers: their high quality products and their culture defined by hard work, integrity, and pride. Batali asked his chef friends from Nashville, Tennessee, to San Francisco, to tell him who their favorite farmers were, and those farmers graciously shared their personal stories along with their top-of-the-line produce and products. In Seattle, Chef Matt Dillon introduces readers to Farmer Pierre Monnat, who produces fava beans and lamb. Batali then features those ingredients in such mouth-watering recipes as: Lamb Shank Sloppy Joes and Fava Bean Guacamole. In Washington, DC, Chef Jose Andres from Jaleo introduces us to Farmer Jim Crawford, who grows corn, broccoli, and strawberries Batali's accompanying dishes include: Chilled Sweet Corn Soup and Grilled Salmon with Strawberry Salsa. Other stops along the way include: Tampa, Austin, Nashville, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Portland, Maine, Chicago, Cleveland, Suttons Bay, Michigan, and Vail, Colorado. With over 100 superb recipes, this is the book that every home cook will want upon returning from the farmer's market or grocers. "--
Deep down dark : the untold stories of 33 men buried in a Chilean mine, and the miracle that set them free Tobar, Héctor, 1963-
A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist relates the experiences of the thirty-three men who endured entrapment beneath thousands of feet of rock for a record-breaking sixty-nine days during the San José mine collapse outside of Copiapó, Chile, in August 2010.
Superintelligence : paths, dangers, strategies Bostrom, Nick, 1973- author.
The human brain has some capabilities that the brains of other animals lack. It is to these distinctive capabilities that our species owes its dominant position. Other animals have stronger muscles or sharper claws, but we have cleverer brains. If machine brains one day come to surpass human brains in general intelligence, then this new superintelligence could become very powerful. As the fate of the gorillas now depends more on us humans than on the gorillas themselves, so the fate of our species then would come to depend on the actions of the machine superintelligence. But we have one advantage: we get to make the first move. Will it be possible to construct a seed AI or otherwise to engineer initial conditions so as to make an intelligence explosion survivable? How could one achieve a controlled detonation? To get closer to an answer to this question, we must make our way through a fascinating landscape of topics and considerations. Read the book and learn about oracles, genies, singletons, about boxing methods, tripwires, and mind crime, about humanity's cosmic endowment and differential technological development, indirect normativity, instrumental convergence, whole brain emulation and technology couplings, Malthusian economics and dystopian evolution, artificial intelligence, and biological cognitive enhancement, and collective intelligence.
The consuming instinct : what juicy burgers, Ferraris, pornography, and gift giving reveal about human nature Saad, Gad.
What do all successful fast-food restaurants have in common? Why do men's testosterone levels rise when they drive a Ferrari or a Porsche? Why are women more likely to become compulsive shoppers and men more likely to become addicted to pornography? How does the fashion industry play on our innate need to belong? The answer to all of these questions is "the consuming instinct," the underlying evolutionary basis for most of our consumer behavior. In this book, the author, founder of the new field of evolutionary consumption, illuminates the relevance of our biological heritage to our daily lives as consumers. While culture is important, he shows that innate evolutionary forces deeply influence the foods we eat, the gifts we offer, the cosmetics and clothing styles we choose to make ourselves more attractive to potential mates, and even the cultural products that stimulate our imaginations (such as art, music, and religion). This book demonstrates that most acts of consumption can be mapped onto four key Darwinian drives, namely, survival (we prefer foods high in calories), reproduction (we use products as sexual signals), kin selection (we naturally exchange gifts with family members), and reciprocal altruism (we enjoy offering gifts to close friends). The author further highlights the analogous behaviors that exist between human consumers and a wide range of animals. This work, which deals with the biological basis of human behavior and in what makes consumers tick, is of interest to marketing professionals, advertisers, psychology mavens, and consumers themselves.
Agents of the Apocalypse : a riveting look at the key players of the end times Jeremiah, David, 1941- author.
Noted prophecy expert Dr. David Jeremiah explores the book of Revelation through the lens of its major players: the exile, the martyrs, the 144,000, the two witnesses, the dragon, the beast from the earth, the beast from the sea, the Victor, the King, and the Judge. Each chapter provides a detailed study called "The Scripture behind the Story," which explores some of Revelation's most cryptic passages, explaining how to interpret them and how they apply to the malevolent forces at play in the world today.
Churchless : understanding today's unchurched and how to connect with them : based on surveys by Barna Group
The birds of Pandemonium : life among the exotic and the endangered Raffin, Michele, author.
The Birds of Pandemonium is about one woman's crusade to save precious lives, and it offers rare insights into how following a passion can transform not only oneself but also the world. --Publisher's description.
The elements of eloquence : secrets of the perfect turn of phrase Forsyth, Mark, author.
This book will change your life : 365 daily instructions for hysterical living Benrik.
Presents a humorous collection of 365 suggestions for changing an otherwise mediocre life.
The other Jesus : stories from world religions Outcalt, Todd, author.
Make : rockets : down-to-earth rocket science Westerfield, Mike, author.
"Whether you are just getting started with model rocketry or are an experienced hobbyist looking for ways to sharpen your skills, this book will help you reach you goals."--Page 4 of cover.
FutureChefs : recipes by tomorrow's cooks across the nation and the world Ganeshram, Ramin, author.
"A curated collection of 150 recipes drawn from the experience and kitchens of young cooks all over America and the world, FutureChefs brings exciting and unique recipes to your kitchen for you or your kids to make at home! Here you'll find the real, cooking-obsessed tweens and teens from diverse social and cultural backgrounds--the face of America's culinary future. Veteran journalist and trained chef Ramin Ganeshram has crafted profiles of serious young chefs whose experience varies from culinary contest winners and prolific food bloggers to brand new cooks in the kitchen. Whether these kids have taken to cooking out of necessity, inspiration, or sheer passion, their stories all share common threads of creativity, hard work, and a look at what's ahead in America's culinary scene. This generation is more interested in hands-on cooking than ever, but they're lacking the platform to showcase their talents. FutureChefs is the perfect vehicle for these kids to share their passion, their stories, and, of course, their recipes. "--
The Bible Phillips, Benjamin, Ph.D, author.
Mindfulness Burk, Domyo Sater, author.
Cognitive behavioral therapy Albin, Jayme.
3 skeins or less : fresh knitted accessories Gray, Tanis.
Austin city limits : a history Laird, Tracey E. W.
Conversations. Volume 1 Borges, Jorge Luis, 1899-1986, author.
Test success : test-taking techniques for beginning nursing students Nugent, Patricia Mary, 1944-
The practice questions in the text and on the BONUS CD-ROM introduce beginning nursing students to a variety of testing formats they will encounter throughout their nursing education and on the NCLEX exam. It contains a complete review of core concepts, and more than 800 questions including alternate format and test-taking hints and rationales for correct and incorrect answers. An easy-to-follow format organizes information into 14 content areas. Its coverage enhances critical thinking, time management, and effective study habits through proven techniques, improving classroom performance and test-taking. Thoroughly updated and revised, the 6th Edition provides more alternate item format questions reflecting the latest NCLEX-RN test plan, more coverage of the latest advances in medical technology, and the most recent guidelines and standards of care for nursing practice, as well as test-taking tips to reduce anxiety and build confidence.
Have a happy family by Friday : how to improve communication, respect & teamwork in 5 days Leman, Kevin.
Dr. Mary's monkey : how the unsolved murder of a doctor, a secret laboratory in New Orleans and cancer-causing monkey viruses are linked to Lee Harvey Oswald, the JFK assassination and emerging global epidemics Haslam, Edward T., author.
The 1964 murder of a nationally known cancer researcher sets the stage for this gripping exposé of medical professionals enmeshed in covert government operations over the course of three decades. Following a trail of police records, FBI files, cancer statistics, and medical journals, this revealing book presents evidence of a web of medical secret-keeping that began with the handling of evidence in the JFK assassination and continued apace, sweeping doctors into cover-ups.
Handmade gifts from the kitchen : more than 100 culinary inspired presents to make and bake Walker, Alison (Chef), author.
From homemade cookies to marshmallow hearts, flavored oils and spirits to panforte and spice kits, each of the more than 100 gift ideas has an easy-to-follow recipe along with inspirational ideas for presentation. Whether you're baking for a friend's birthday or bringing a thank-you gift, this book is your guide to creating elegant and tasty treats for any celebration.
No-drama discipline : the whole-brain way to calm the chaos and nurture your child's developing mind Siegel, Daniel J., 1957-
"The authors of the Los Angeles Times bestselling The Whole-Brain Child team up again to offer parents of children aged 2-13 a practical roadmap to effective, productive, and more peaceful discipline, highlighting the fascinating and important connection between the way a parent reacts to misbehavior and a child's neurological development"--
What stays in Vegas : the world of personal data--lifeblood of big business--and the end of privacy as we know it Tanner, Adam, author.
"In What Stays in Vegas, journalist Adam Tanner exposes the greatest threat to privacy today. It's not the NSA, but good-old American companies. Internet giants, leading retailers and other firms are gathering data behind the scenes with little oversight from anyone. "This is the information age, and information is power!" screamed DocuSearch, "America's Premier Resource for Private Investigator Searches & Lookups" in 1996-and they were right. In Las Vegas, no company knows this mantra better than Caesars Entertainment. Despite the fact that its Vegas casinos are decades old and can't boast their rivals' singing gondoliers or fountains exploding in a choreographed dance, many thousands of enthusiastic clients continue to pour through the ever-open doors of Caesars hotels. The secret to the company's success lies in their one unrivaled asset: they are able to track the activities of the overwhelming majority of gamblers who walk in. They know exactly what games we like to play, what foods we enjoy for breakfast, when we prefer to visit, who our favorite hostess might be and exactly how to keep us coming back for more. Caesars' dogged data-gathering methods have been so successful that they grew to become the world's largest casino operator, and they have inspired companies from across industries to ramp up their own data mining in the hopes of boosting their targeted marketing efforts. Some do this themselves. Some rely on data brokers. Others clearly enter a moral gray zone that would make American consumers deeply uncomfortable. Even if you've never set foot in a casino or signed up for an airline's frequent flier program, companies little-known to the public like Acxiom are still gathering information on you at every turn. And there are those, such as PeopleSmart and Instant Checkmate, that will sell your dossier to anyone for cash. The reality is that we live in an age where our personal information is harvested and aggregated whether we like it or not. And it is growing ever more difficult for those businesses that choose not engage in more intrusive data gathering to compete with those that do. Tanner's timely warning resounds: yes, there are many benefits to the free flow of all this data, but there is a dark side as well. With societal and legal boundaries on the use of personal data still largely undefined, the potential for abuse looms large. And, as to what stays in Vegas? The answer: almost nothing"--
Teach yourself visually LinkedIn Whitney, Lance, author.
Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for tackling LinkedIn tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on LinkedIn in no time.
One woman 100 faces Tolot, Alberto, photographer.
"In a series of exquisite, unforgettable images, taken over the course of a longstanding collaboration between model Mitzi Martin, makeup artist Francesca Tolot and photographer Alberto Tolot, [this work] is the unique chronicle of the transformation of one woman through one hundred difference looks."--Page 4 of cover.
New crewel : the motif collection : more exquisite designs in modern embroidery Shaughnessy, Katherine, 1970-
The author has whipped up a fresh menu of creative ideas, all in circular patterns, including 30 new designs, five new stitches, and ten inspirational projects. Just as with Katherine's first compilation, this includes photographs and color diagrams of each motif, along with how-to illustrations.
Vintage crochet : 30 specially commissioned patterns Cropper, Susan.
A history of birdwatching in 100 objects Callahan, David, author.
This book looks at 100 items that have profoundly shaped how people watched, studied and engaged with the avian world. Each item contains around 500 words on a double-page spread and include an illustration of the object in question.
Christmas crochet for hearth, home & tree : stockings, ornaments, garlands and more Eckman, Edie.
The marshmallow test : mastering self-control Mischel, Walter, author.
Mischel has proven that the ability to delay gratification is critical for a successful life, predicting higher SAT scores, better social and cognitive functioning, a healthier lifestyle and a greater sense of self-worth. But is willpower prewired, or can it be taught? He explains how self-control can be mastered and applied to challenges in everyday life, and changes the way you think about who we are and what we can be.
13 Alabama ghosts and Jeffrey Windham, Kathryn Tucker.
Everyday lace : simple, sophisticated knitted garments Zoppetti, Heather.
Aarti paarti : an American kitchen with an Indian soul Sequeira, Aarti, author.
"A beautifully-written cookbook weaving Indian and Middle Eastern recipes from her childhood with American dishes she has grown to love--from the Food Network personality. AARTI PAARTI: An American Kitchen with an Indian Soul A collection of memories and 101 recipes from the popular blogger and Food Network personality. The recipes will make cooking with traditional Indian flavors and spices approachable for the US market. Aarti's stories will dissolve the "foreign-ness" of Indian flavors and make seemingly complicated technique and flavor accessible. She will take the intimidation factor out of cooking Indian food by simplifying traditional recipes, offering many specific how-to's, and also tips on using traditionally Indian spices in new ways, in everyday dishes. And there is a streak of Middle Eastern in some of these recipes given her youth in Dubai. Recipes include: Cornflake & Kaya French Toast, Real Deal Hummus, Masala Kale Chips, Mum's Everyday Dal, Sambar (Vegetable & Lentil Stew), Pregnancy Potatoes (Crispy masala potato wedges), Indian Street Corn, Saag Paneer, Quinoa Tabbouleh, Chickpea & Artichoke Masala, Tandoori Chicken, Bombay Sloppy Joes, Spicy Sticky Lamb Chops, Mango Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Masala Shrimp & Grits, Homemade "Magic Shell" with Garam Masala & Sea Salt, Strawberry-Rose Petal Shortcakes. Finally, the narratives that open each chapter are wonderfully evocative, telling the story of a woman who was an outsider experiencing many cultures and cuisines: an Indian in Dubai, going to a British school, an international student attending Northwestern University to become an American journalist, and a wife of a Los Angeles man who leaves her job at CNN and becomes a Food Network Star. She finds that food always saves her and encourages us all to find the warmth in cooking. "--
Fäviken Nilsson, Magnus, 1975-
"Magnus Nilsson has been refining his profoundly seasonal rektún ('real') food since November 2008 and his 12-seater restaurant is becoming legendary among globe-trotting gourmets. Diners make the trek to its location on a hunting estate 750km north of Stockholm curious about cod served with the first foraged vegetables of the year and diced cow's heart with marrowbone extracted at the table by chefs armed with a saw."--website.
Encyclopedia of garden plants for every location
Quay : food inspired by nature Gilmore, Peter.
Quay, one of the top 50 restaurants in the world, is a showcase for Peter Gilmore's culinary genius. Peter's nature-based philosophy and the organic presentation that is synonymous with the fine dining experience at Quay are reflected in the stunning photography and illustration of this eagerly anticipated book. Quay's recipes, including the irresistible eight-texture chocolate cake and signature 'sea pearls', will take you on an inspirational adventure, exploring flavour, texture and technique. Start with a single component, build to a show-stopping dish, or simply enjoy the visual and culinary journey.
To mark the 225th anniversary of the United States Navy, documents the ships and weaponry, campaigns, accomplishments, and people who have played a key role in its evolution and describes its present organization, mission, and life.
Time power : a proven system for getting more done in less time than you ever thought possible Tracy, Brian.
Are there enough hours in your day to do everything you want and need to do? Can you -- every day -- accomplish all your work or business goals, spend quality time with family and friends, pursue a hobby or interest, and still have a few minutes to just ... relax? Like most people, you probably answer "no" to questions like these. But the truth is, you have more time than you think. What you need is a reliable way to manage that time more effectively. Brian Tracy's Time Power presents a proven, practical system guaranteed to help you get more done in less time than you ever dreamed! Filled with hundreds of powerful, practical, proven strategies, tools, and techniques, Time Power will help you take complete control of your time. Tracy offers a no-nonsense approach based on more than 25 years of research into the time management strategies of the most powerful and successful people in every conceivable field, including sales, business management, politics, and the entrepreneurial arena. His comprehensive system is designed to help you achieve dramatically increased productivity, results, and even income -- in just weeks! Brian Tracy's Time Power reveals the secrets to doing more, earning more, and enjoying life more. Bursting with strategies for mastering your time and making the most of every minute, it's a surefire success booster -- and the only time management resource you'll ever need! Book jacket.
My time : making the most of the bonus decades after 50 Trafford, Abigail.
Let's stop meeting like this : tools to save time and get more done Axelrod, Richard H., 1943-
The way of the Master : how to share your faith simply, effectively, biblically-- the way Jesus did Comfort, Ray.
"The Way of the Master" is the flagship work of Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron's organization. It anchors their television program, radio program, and website. Considered by many to be the definitive text in evangelism, this book is coming to Bridge-Logos to be updated, expanded, and illustrated with photographs for Spring 2006 release. It's an anecdotal, loaded with commentary and remarks that are more conversational than academic. It's an easy read with a hard message that has already changed the face of sharing faith.
As nature made him : the boy who was raised as a girl Colapinto, John, 1958-
"In 1967, after a twin baby boy suffered a botched circumcision, his family agreed to a radical treatment that would alter his gender"--Cover.
From this day forward : a love story of faith, hope, and forgiveness Baumgardner, Amy, author.
The dark art : my undercover life in global narco-terrorism Follis, Edward, author.
"A highly decorated veteran DEA agent recounts his incredible undercover career and reveals the shocking links between narcotics trafficking and terrorism What exactly is undercover? From a law-enforcement perspective, undercover is the art of skillfully eliciting incriminating statements. From a personal and psychological standpoint, it's the dark art of gaining trust--then manipulating that trust. In the simplest terms, it's playing a chess game with the bad guy, getting him to make the moves you want him to make--but without him knowing you're doing so. Edward Follis mastered the chess game--The Dark Art--over the course of his distinguished twenty-seven years with the Drug Enforcement Administration, where he bought eightballs of coke in a red Corvette, negotiated multimillion-dollar deals onboard private King Airs, and developed covert relationships with men who were not only international drug-traffickers but--in some cases--operatives for Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, the Shan United Army, or the Mexican federation of cartels. Follis was, in fact, one of the driving forces behind the agency's radical shift from a limited local focus to a global arena. In the early nineties, the DEA was primarily known for doing street-level busts evocative of Miami Vice. Today, it uses high-resolution-optics surveillance and classified cutting-edge technology to put the worst narco-terror kingpins on the business end of "stealth justice" delivered via Predator drone pilots. Spanning five continents and filled with harrowing stories about the world's most ruthless drug lords and terrorist networks, Follis's memoir reads like a thriller. Yet every word is true, and every story is documented. Follis earned a Medal of Valor for his work, and coauthor Douglas Century is a pro at shaping and telling just this kind of story. The first and only insider's account of the confluence between narco-trafficking and terrorist organizations, The Dark Art is a page-turning memoir that will electrify you from page one" --
In search of lost frogs : the campaign to rediscover the world's rarest amphibans Moore, Robin (Photographer), author.
Embattled rebel : Jefferson Davis as commander in chief McPherson, James M.
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Battle Cry of Freedom, a powerful new reckoning with Jefferson Davis as military commander of the Confederacy shows how Davis shaped and articulated the principal policy of the Confederacy with clarity and force and, like no other chief executive in American history, exercised a tenacious hands-on influence in the shaping of military strategy.
How to be Parisian wherever you are : love, style, and bad habits
Four fabulous, smart, savvy French women offer up their amusing insider take on Parisian life, love, and liberty. The authors are all in their early to late thirties, are unmarried though attached, most have children, and are highly accomplished. Bohemian freethinkers and iconoclasts, they are not afraid to cut through some of the myths. They say what you don't expect to hear, just the way you want to hear it. They are not against smoking in bed and are all for art, politics, and culture, making everything look easy, and going against the grain. Sports are something to talk about in bars, and maybe, yes, your mother did do a little something subtle to her face after all. With 100 black-and-white and color pictures -- many taken by the authors -- How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are will explain those confusing subjects: clothes, makeup, men, culture, and lifestyle.
The teacher wars : a history of America's most embattled profession Goldstein, Dana, author.
A history of 175 years of teaching in America demonstrates that teachers have always borne the brunt of shifting, often impossible expectations. In other nations, public schools are one thread in a quilt that includes free universal childcare, health care, and job training. Here, schools are the whole cloth. Today we look around the world at countries like Finland and South Korea, whose students consistently outscore Americans on standardized tests, and wonder what we are doing wrong. Dana Goldstein first asks the often-forgotten question: "How did we get here?" She argues that we must take the historical perspective, understanding the political and cultural baggage that is tied to teaching, if we have any hope of positive change. In her lively, character-driven history of public teaching, Goldstein guides us through American education's many passages, including the feminization of teaching in the 1800s and the fateful growth of unions, and shows that the battles fought over nearly two centuries echo the very dilemmas we cope with today. Goldstein shows that recent innovations like Teach For America, merit pay and teacher evaluation via student testing are actually as old as public schools themselves. Goldstein argues that long-festering ambivalence about teachers -- are they civil servants or academic professionals? -- and unrealistic expectations that the schools alone should compensate for poverty's ills have driven the most ambitious people from becoming teachers and sticking with it. In America's past, and in local innovations that promote the professionalization of the teaching corps, Goldstein finds answers to an age-old problem.
The interior circuit : a Mexico City chronicle Goldman, Francisco, author.
"Goldman's story of his emergence from grief five years after his wife's death, symbolized by his attempt to overcome his fear of driving in the city. Embracing the DF (Mexico City) as his home, Goldman explores and celebrates the city, which stands defiantly apart from so many of the social ills and violence wracking Mexico ... [and] sets out to try to understand the menacing challenges the city now faces ... [resulting in] an account of one of the world's most remarkable and often misunderstood cities"--Amazon.com.
Your first sailboat : how to find and sail the right boat for you Spurr, Daniel, 1947- author.
This is a book for first-time sailboat buyers that offers practical information they can really use to ease the transition to boat ownership. The buying guide to the more popular used sailboats will be particularly helpful when making the rounds at the boatyard.
501 ways for adult students to pay for college Tanabe, Gen S.
"With information on online and part-time classes and new financial aid, loan, and scholarship opportunities, this updated resource teaches adult students how to find and win scholarships, get financial aid for distance learning, receive larger financial aid packages, take advantage of educational tax breaks, and cancel education debts with loan forgiveness programs"--
With a little help from our friends : creating community as we grow older Baker, Beth, 1951-
"In this book, an award-winning journalist tells the story of people devising innovative ways to live as they approach retirement, options that ensure they are surrounded by a circle of friends, family, and neighbors. Based on visits and interviews at many communities around the country, Beth Baker weaves a rich tapestry of grassroots alternatives, some of them surprisingly affordable -- an affordable mobile home cooperative in small-town Oregon -- a senior artists colony in Los Angeles -- neighbors helping neighbors in "Villages" or "naturally occurring retirement communities" -- intentional cohousing communities -- best friends moving in together -- multigenerational families that balance togetherness and privacy -- niche communities including such diverse groups as retired postal workers, gays and lesbians, and Zen Buddhists. Drawing on new research showing the importance of social support to healthy aging and the risks associated with loneliness and isolation, the author encourages the reader to plan for a future with strong connections. Baker explores whether individuals in declining health can really stay rooted in their communities through the end of life and concludes by examining the challenge of expanding the home-care workforce and the potential of new technologies like webcams and assistive robots"--
The ALA book of library grant money
Provides profiles of philanthropic programs in the United States --programs associated with private foundations, corporate foundations, and corporate direct givers. All of the funders in this directory have either made grants to libraries within the last few reporting periods or have listed libraries as a typical recipient category.
Teach yourself visually hand-dyeing Parry, Barbara.
Beautiful boxes Stowe, Doug.
"Making wooden boxes is one of the best ways to develop overall proficiency in woodworking. Boxes are relatively quick to build, require only a small amount of material, and can be made in the smallest of woodshops. And, of course, they make wonderful gifts! In this all-new collection of boxes from one of America's premier box makers, Doug Stowe shows how to design and build eight distinctive boxes, ranging from a Greene & Greene-style jewelry box to a "letter box" with sloping lid reminiscent of a Jefferson lap desk. Each box illustrates a key design principle--such as harmony, rhythm, texture, or contrast--and includes one or two design variations. The focus of the book will be on giving the reader creative license to make boxes that are more personal in design. But all design issues aside, this will be a book of beautiful boxes that woodworkers of all levels will be eager to build"--
Chess progress : from beginner to winner Czerwin, Erik M., author.
"Absolute beginners can learn everything they need to know in order to play chess competitively. More experienced players will encounter deeper concepts and be able to approach chess from a new perspective, enabling them to take their play to the next level. Award-winning chess coach Erik Czerwin's unique training method begins by studying the simplest chess positions with very few pieces -- and then moves on, step by step, adding more pieces to the board. Complex ideas are always built up from simpler situations, ensuring that the learning curve stays flat. With helpful exercises throughout, Chess Progress is the perfect book for every chess enthusiast."--Provided by publisher.
Snakes, sunrises, and Shakespeare : how evolution shapes our loves and fears Orians, Gordon H., author.
Evolutionary biologist Gordon H. Orians explores the role of evolution in human responses to the environment, beginning with why we have emotions and ending with evolutionary approaches to aesthetics. Orians reveals how our emotional lives today are shaped by decisions our ancestors made centuries ago on African savannas as they selected places to live, sought food and safety, and socialized in small hunter-gatherer groups. During this time our likes and dislikes became wired in our brains, as the appropriate responses to the environment meant the difference between survival or death. His rich analysis explains why we mimic the tropical savannas of our ancestors in our parks and gardens, why we are simultaneously attracted to danger and approach it cautiously, and how paying close attention to nature's sounds has resulted in us being an unusually musical species. We also learn why we have developed discriminating palates for wine, and why we have strong reactions to some odors, and why we enjoy classifying almost everything.
The fast track detox diet : boost metabolism, get rid of fattening toxins, jump-start weight loss, and keep the pounds off for good Gittleman, Ann Louise.
Literary theory : a very short introduction Culler, Jonathan D.
Is there no place on earth for me? Sheehan, Susan, 1937- author.
Recounts the lonely, harrowing life of a diagnosed schizophrenic Sylvia Frumkin, whose experience has included frequent hospitalizations from childhood on, bouts with insulin comes, electroshock treatments, and drug therapy.
London : the essential insider's guide
French provincial cooking David, Elizabeth, 1913-1992.
Provides information about the cooking, equipment, processes, spices, and other aspects of French cooking, and includes recipes for sauces, appetizers and salads, soups, fish, vegetables, meat, poultry, and sweets.
Confessions of an Ivy League frat boy : a memoir Lohse, Andrew, author.
An account of a Dartmouth student's experiences pledging Sigma Alpha Epsilon and how his promising college life soon became a dangerous cycle of binge drinking and public humiliation.
American sky : good landings and other flying adventures Tribuzzo, Fred.
New and selected poems. Volume one Oliver, Mary, 1935-
Revelations of a single woman : loving the life I didn't expect Gilliam, Connally.
Think like a futurist : know what changes, what doesn't, and what's next Sommers, Cecily, 1961-
Sommers shows how to track changes, explore questions, and engage in new thinking that connects today's pressures with tomorrow's realities. By understanding intersecting potentials that one day may impact your organization, you can readily spot emerging trends and market shifts, uncovering opportunities on the horizon.
Angels passing through : reflections on growing up with foster babies Mastrantuono, Peter, author.
Foods for health : choose and use the very best foods for your family and our planet Seaver, Barton.
Pencil magic : surprisingly simple techniques for color and graphic pencils Browning, Marie.
Trout : the complete guide to catching trout with flies, artificial lures and live bait Van Vliet, John.
The art of Jim Burns : hyperluminal Burns, Jim, 1948- artist.
Holistic dental care : the complete guide to healthy teeth and gums Artemis, Nadine, 1971-
Presents information about the human mouth and common dentistry procedures, as well as offering natural self-care strategies for maintaining dental health.
Best white wine on earth : the Riesling story Pigott, Stuart, 1960- author.
In this vibrant, one-of-a-kind guide to one of the most sought-after white wines today, wine authority, author, and Riesling enthusiast Stuart Pigott shares his personal stories of the world of top winemakers, sommeliers, and restaurateurs who are as devoted to Riesling as he is. Pigott travels to the great Riesling-producing areas of the world--from the North American regions of the Finger Lakes, Upper Midwest, Canada, Oregon, and California to Switzerland, Northern Italy, Australia, New Zealand, and South America--and provides wine history and tasting notes. The book also includes a simple and novice-friendly description of how Riesling is made. Illustrated throughout with Pigott's own photography and featuring an innovative design, Best White Wine on Earth is the must-have guide for the white-wine enthusiast.
The Chew : a year of celebrations : festive and delicious recipes for every occasion
The Chew: A Year of Celebrations will guide you through the planning, cooking, and, of course, rejoicing in the year's most celebrated events. With a complete spread for each celebration, including drinks, appetizers, entrèes, sides, and desserts, the guesswork is taken out of menu creation, all that's left to do is prepare and enjoy the fantastic food. Everyone will feel the love in the air at a wedding serving Clinton Kelly's Love Drunk Punch. Mario Batali's Cauliflower Fritters will ensure your awards-night get-together is a winner. Michael Symon will make your Halloween delicious with Trick or Treat Mac and Cheese. Carla Hall's Pumpkin Pecan Pie will finally eliminate the toughest Thanksgiving decision: classic pumpkin or classic pecan? Daphne Oz will show you how to make a Citrus Salt Scrub, the perfect favor for a bridal or baby shower. Your event will be stress-free, simple, and scrumptious thanks to the sage advice offered here. The Chew: A Year of Celebrations will guarantee you always have a blast at your own party.
Stress free kids : a parent's guide to helping build self-esteem, manage stress, and reduce anxiety in children Lite, Lori, 1961-
Stress management solutions for you and your children! Kids today are more stressed, overwhelmed, and struggling with anxiety than ever before. Children are not born with the coping strategies needed to navigate today's increasing demands of technology, bullying, academics, and family dynamics. You yourself might wonder how your own stressed-out lifestyle is affecting your children. Based on Lori Lite's award-winning series, Stress Free Kids provides relaxation techniques you can use to free your child from stress. Lite shows you how to apply breathing, visualizations, affirmations, and muscle relaxation exercises effortlessly throughout the day. These parenting solutions to everyday stressors will reduce worries and anxiety while increasing self-esteem. You and your children will gain freedom as you live a more joy-filled life with less stress. With this complete resource as your guide, your family will create your own collection of stress-free moments that add up to peace and confidence--for you and your children.
Bi : notes for a bisexual revolution Eisner, Shiri.
"Depicted as duplicitous, traitorous, and promiscuous, bisexuality has long been suspected, marginalized, and rejected by both straight and gay communities alike. Bi takes a long overdue, comprehensive look at bisexual politics--from the issues surrounding biphobia/monosexism, feminism, and transgenderism to the practice of labeling those who identify as bi as either "too bisexual" (promiscuous and incapable of fidelity) or "not bisexual enough" (not actively engaging romantically or sexually with people of at least two different genders). In this forward-thinking and eye-opening book, feminist bisexual and genderqueer activist Shiri Eisner takes readers on a journey through the many aspects of the meanings and politics of bisexuality, specifically highlighting how bisexuality can open up new and exciting ways of challenging social convention." -- Publisher's website.
Growing up Amish : the Rumspringa years Stevick, Richard A., 1939-
Breaking codes : unravel 100 cryptograms Berloquin, Pierre, author.
Cryptographic puzzles and solutions--featuring quotations by a variety of historical figures and fictional characters--of varying levels of difficulty.
The ultimate phrasal verb book Hart, Carl W.
French roots : two cooks, two countries, and the beautiful food along the way Moullé, Jean-Pierre.
Jean-Pierre and Denise Moullé met on a street corner in Berkeley, California, in 1980, six months later they were married. French Roots is the story of their lives told through the food they cook -- beginning with the dishes of old-world France, the couple's birthplace, and focusing on the simple, pared-down preparations of French food common in the postwar period. The story then travels to the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1970s, where Jean-Pierre was appointed executive chef at Chez Panisse when California cuisine was just emerging as a distinctive and important style, and where Denise began importing French wine. Finally, the journey follows the couple to their homes in Sonoma, California, and Bordeaux to revisit the classic dishes of the Moullés' native country and hone the forgotten skills of foraging, hunting, and preserving. --Publisher's description.
The food allergy mama's easy, fast family meals : dairy, egg, and nut free recipes for every day Rudnicki, Kelly, 1974-
"A cookbook with quick, delicious family-friendly weekday recipes for children or adults who have common food allergies, including dairy, egg, and nuts"--
Everyday paleo : Thai cuisine : authentic recipes made gluten-free Fragoso, Sarah, author.
Over 80 Thai recipes that are grain-, gluten-, and dairy-free.
Parentology : everything you wanted to know about the science of raising children but were too exhausted to ask Conley, Dalton, 1969-
Outlines an engaged approach to child-rearing that is based on strategies for fostering child creativity and confidence, describing the author's experiences with such methods as bribing, conditioning psychology, and placebo medications.
Interrupted : when Jesus wrecks your comfortable Christianity Hatmaker, Jen, author.
What happens when Jesus interrupts the average life' Interrupted encourages believers to ask if their lives bring integrity to the gospel. Follow the faith journey of author and fellow disciplemaker Jen Hatmaker and rediscover Jesus among the least of us.
Breakfast at Sotheby's : an A-Z of the art world Hook, Philip.
An experienced international art dealer describes how paintings and other works of art are each given a financial value, based on the artist, their movement or "-isms", what their life has been like, previous works, style, subject, "wall power" and provenance. --Publisher's description.
You can, you will : 8 undeniable qualities of a winner Osteen, Joel, author.
In YOU CAN, YOU WILL, Joel Osteen shares eight undeniable qualities of winners that can help you to reach your potential and achieve new levels of success in your life. You are created to be a winner. Get these eight principles deep down on the inside and boldly go in the direction of your destiny. Keep Your Vision in Front of You - Dare to dream big dreams. Run Your Race - Focus on your unique course and goals. Expect Good Things - Anticipate great opportunities. Have a Positive Mind-set - Take control of your thoughts and attitudes. Commit to Excellence - Do your best and maintain high standards. Keep Growing - Be proactive, be intentional, build on your gifts, and continually improve. Serve Others - Invest yourself in others. Stay Passionate - Light the fire within and approach life with enthusiasm--Dust jacket flap.
A wind in the house of Islam : how God is drawing Muslims around the world to faith in Jesus Christ Garrison, V. David, 1957-
Freedom from self-harm : overcoming self-injury with skills from DBT and other treatments Gratz, Kim L.
Help for cutting and other forms of self-harm.
Brown Sugar Kitchen : new-style, down-home recipes from sweet west Oakland Holland, Tanya, author.
Brown Sugar Kitchen is more than a restaurant. This soul-food outpost is a community gathering spot, a place to fill the belly, and the beating heart of West Oakland, a storied postindustrial neighborhood across the bay from San Francisco. The restaurant is a friendly beacon on a tree-lined parkway, nestled low and snug next to a scrap-metal yard in this Bay Area rust belt. Out front, customers congregate on long benches and sprawl in the grass, soaking up the sunshine, sipping at steaming mugs of Oakland-roasted coffee, waiting to snag one of the tables they glimpse through the swinging doors.
Younger : the breakthrough anti-aging method for radiant skin Lancer, Harold, author.
"Renowned Beverly Hills dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer is the expert on whom Hollywood's top celebrities rely to maintain their radiant complexions and to reverse the effects of aging. Now, he offers readers his groundbreaking, 3-Step Method to rejuvenate their skin at home. Based on years of clinical research, Dr. Lancer's regimen stimulates the skin's own transformative healing power for lasting results. He provides a road map to help readers navigate the mixed messages of today's dermatological advice, avoid expensive invasive treatments, and see through the empty promises of so many beauty products. He recommends the most effective skin care products for every budget from drugstores, department stores, and spas. He suggests surprising lifestyle choices in diet, exercise, and stress management that support beautiful skin. Whether the reader wants to maintain youthful skin or reverse the aging process, Dr. Lancer's Anti-Aging Method offers a comprehensive program for ageless, radiant skin"--
When I say no, I feel guilty : how to cope--using the skills of systematic assertive therapy Smith, Manuel J., 1934-
Magical child Pearce, Joseph Chilton.
"Magical Child, a classic work, profoundly questioned the current thinking on childbirth practices, parenting, and educating our children. Now its daring ideas about how Western society is damaging our children, and how we can better nurture them and ourselves, ring truer than ever. From the very instant of birth, says Joseph Chilton Pearce, the human child has only one concern: to learn all that there is to learn about the world. This planet is the child's playground, and nothing should interfere with a child's play. Raised this way, the Magical Child is a happy genius, capable of anything, equipped to fulfill his amazing potential."--Publisher's website.
Unclean lips : obscenity, Jews, and American culture Lambert, Joshua N., author.
Exuberance : the passion for life Jamison, Kay R.
Preparing your teens for college : faith, friends, finances, and much more Chediak, Alex.
Reflections of sunflowers Silvestre, Ruth.
Police state USA : how Orwell's nightmare is becoming our reality Chumley, Cheryl K., 1968-
From traffic light cameras to phone tapping, from militarized police forces to targeting specific groups of people, the government is unfettered in its desire to control the American people. Police State USA chronicles how America got to the point of being a de facto police state and what led to an out-of-control government that increasingly ignores the constitution and exploits 9/11 security fears to justify spying on its citizens. Stunning new surveillance technology makes it easier to keep tabs on the people. The acquisition by police departments of major battlefield equipment emboldens officials to strong-arm those they should be protecting. The failure of the news media to uphold the rights of citizens sets the stage for this slippery slope. Police State USA tells how we might overcome and recapture our freedoms, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers. --Publisher's description.
The sense of style : the thinking person's guide to writing in the 21st century Pinker, Steven, 1954-
"A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care? In The Sense of Style, the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the 21st century, Pinker doesn't carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose. In this short, cheerful, and eminently practical book, Pinker shows how writing depends on imagination, empathy, coherence, grammatical knowhow,and an ability to savor and reverse-engineer the good prose of others. He replaces dogma about usage with reason and evidence, allowing writers and editors to apply the guidelines judiciously, rather than robotically, being mindful of what they are designed to accomplish. Filled with examples of great and gruesome prose, Pinker shows us how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right"--
Upriver : the turbulent life and times of an Amazonian people Brown, Michael F. (Michael Fobes), 1950- author.
Real food revolution : healthy eating, green groceries, and the return of the American family farm Ryan, Tim, 1973-
The Zenbelly cookbook : an epicureans guide to paleo cuisine Miller, Simone, author.
The Zenbelly Cookbook bridges the gap between the Paleo template and gourmet cuisine. With a focus on quality ingredients, technique, and balancing flavors, this book will take the reader on a journey that will leave any feeling of restriction behind. With over 100 real food recipes, The Zenbelly Cookbook covers every course and occasion, from simple weeknight meals that can be made for the family in under 30 minutes, to elegant multiple course dinners that will impress any guest. The Zenbelly Cookbook will also offer entertainment tips such as: what can be made ahead, shortcuts that don't sacrifice quality, and menu suggestions. The goal of The Zenbelly Cookbook is to make incredible, professional quality food accessible to the home cook. Each recipe has a beautiful image of the ingredients laid out, which helps the reader easily see the "before and after". Written with the novice home cook in mind, it includes foolproof instructions. However, the flavor combinations and creativity of the book make it a great choice for the more seasoned cook, as well.
You can paint vibrant watercolors in twelve easy steps Nagayama, Yuko, author.
You Can Paint Vibrant Watercolors In Twelve Easy Steps is a visually rich guide that will help you master the stunning, but often complex techniques for creating beautiful, vibrant watercolors in twelve simple lessons. Yuko Nagayama, a leading expert in watercolor painting, shows painters of all levels how to improve their skills using her unique, foolproof, easy-to-follow directions.
Wheelock's Latin Wheelock, Frederic M.
The classic beginning Latin textbook offers forty chapters with grammatical explanations and readings based on ancient Roman authors, along with self-tutorial exercises and an answer key for independent study.
Witness : a Húnkpapȟa historian's strong-heart song of the Lakotas Waggoner, Josephine, 1872-1943.
The first of Waggoner's two manuscripts presented here includes firsthand and as-told-to historical stories by tribal members, such as accounts of life in the Powder River camps and at the agencies in the 1870s, the experiences of a mixed-blood Hunkpapha girl at the first off-reservation boarding school, and descriptions of traditional beliefs. The second manuscript consists of Waggoner's sixty biographies of Lakota and Dakota chiefs and headmen based on eyewitness accounts and interviews with the men themselves.
The Simpsons family history : a celebration of television's favorite family Groening, Matt.
So you think you know the Simpsons? Well, think again! The Simpsons Family History unravels 25 years of Simpsons facts and fun and presents them in a never-before-seen chronological format. Travel through time with Matt Groening as he pulls back the curtain and reveals the events that turned this average family into a pop culture phenomenon. Discover the hopes and dreams of a young Homer and uncover the sensitive and driven girl Marge was before she married him. Marvel at the hidden moments you never knew you missed, as all the pieces of Simpsons history fall into place. Chock full of art taken directly from the source, this massive tome is a must for Simpsons fans and the perfect way to celebrate The Simpsons' 25th anniversary.
Flight 93 : the story, the aftermath, and the legacy of American courage on 9 McMillan, Tom (Newspaper writer), author.
The passengers of United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11th, 2001 have earned their rightful place among the pantheon of American heroes. Amazingly, 13 years after that day, the definitive account of this seminal event in the nation's history has yet to be written. Flight 93 provides a riveting narrative based on interviews, oral histories, transcripts, recordings, personal tours of the crash site and voluminous trial evidence made public only in recent years. There also is plenty of chilling new detail for readers who think they know the story of the flight. Utilizing research tools that were not available in the years immediately after the crash, the book offers the most complete account of what actually took place aboard United 93 from its delayed takeoff at Newark International Airport to the moment it plunged upside-down at 563 miles per hour into an open field in rural Somerset County, Pennsylvania."
How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world Johnson, Steven, 1968- author.
"From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes-from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life. In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species-to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable, how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution, and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe. "--
Empire of mud : the secret history of Washington, DC Dickey, Jeff.
The body keeps the score : brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma Van der Kolk, Bessel A., 1943- author.
Drive me wild : a Western odyssey Nealson, Christina, 1950-
Andre Kertesz : the polaroids Kertész, André.
Jamie Oliver's comfort food : the ultimate weekend cookbook. Oliver, Jamie, 1975- author.
This beautiful book contains the chef's most scrumptious, gratifying, new, and exciting recipes in the wonderful world that is comfort food.
Architecture : the whole story
Kaffe Fassett's quilts in Morocco : 20 designs from Rowan for patchwork and quilting. Fassett, Kaffe.
"The 16th book in Kaffe's acclaimed series showcases 20 brilliant quilts in the historic location of Fez in Morocco. With its strong rich colors and beautiful mosaics, Fez makes the perfect setting for a brilliant new collection from Kaffe and his chosen designers. Kaffe's own quilts feature new fabrics, including Belle Epoch, an intricate paisley used to great effect in the broad vertical stripes of his Paisley Columns quilt--and Flame Stitch, with its deep zigzags of color showing perfectly in the Strata quilt. For lovers of florals, there are beautiful quilts featuring the Brocade Peony, Gertrude, Joy, and flowery Bouffant fabrics. In addition to the traditional gallery of quilts, all photographed on location in Fez by Debbie Patterson, the book has Kaffe's wonderfully detailed step-by-step instructions and diagrams for each quilt"--
Art nouveau fashion Rose, Clare, author.
Art Nouveau movement overlapped with late Arts and Crafts in the 1890s and early modernism in the 1910s, combining the exquisite workmanship and natural forms of the former with the innovative materials, forms and practices associated with the latter. This book provides a fascinating introduction to the style, defining it, and placing it in design history by focusing on a number of important designers - Worth, Lucile, Paquin, Poiret - and key topics, such as clients and artists, jewellery and accessories, and advertising. Art Nouveau fashion questioned conventional gender norms with daring flamboyance, presenting women in suits, influenced by tailored menswear, for the street and overtly seductive lingerie for the boudoir. Fashionable corsets manipulated female bodies into increasingly artificial forms, while advertising seduced consumers with images of scantily clad women. The movement's radicalism and openness to diverse design influences directly influenced the counter-culture of the late 1960s, inspiring boutiques in London's fashionable Carnaby Street and San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury.
Design in the Hamptons Iannacci, Anthony.
The lagoon : how Aristotle invented science Leroi, Armand Marie.
In The Lagoon, acclaimed biologist Armand Marie Leroi recovers Aristotle's science. He revisits Aristotle's writings and the places where he worked. He goes to the eastern Aegean island of Lesbos to see the creatures that Aristotle saw, where he saw them. He explores Aristotle's observations, his deep ideas, his inspired guesses--and the things he got wildly wrong. He shows how Aristotle's science is deeply intertwined with his philosophical system and reveals that he was not only the first biologist, but also one of the greatest.
The making of a story : a Norton guide to creative writing LaPlante, Alice, 1958-
A beloved writing teacher compiles fifteen years of her expertise, exercises, and examples in a new primer for creative writers on the art of fiction and nonfiction.
If nuns ruled the world : ten sisters on a mission Piazza, Jo, author.
Profiles ten nuns and the causes to which they've dedicated their lives. Meet, for instance, Sister Simone Campbell, who traversed the United States challenging a Republican budget that threatened to severely undermine the well-being of poor Americans, Sister Megan Rice, who's willing to spend the rest of her life in prison if it helps eliminate nuclear weapons, and the inimitable Sister Jeannine Gramick, who's fighting for acceptance of gays and lesbians in the Catholic Church.
A cool and lonely courage : the untold story of sister spies in Occupied France Ottaway, Susan.
Eileen Nearne and her sister Jacqueline were agents for the Special Operations Executive during the Second World War, working undercover in Nazi-occupied France to send crucial intelligence to the Allies. But the war dealt these sisters a cruel hand. While Jacqueline narrowly evaded capture, Eileen was arrested and tortured by the Gestapo before being incarcerated in Ravensbruck concentration camp. She was only 23. Now, for the first time, the truth about these fiercely patriotic women is told in full, their unwavering courage at great personal cost paid tribute to at last.
How to teach life skills to kids with autism or Asperger's Myers, Jennifer McIlwee.
Offers parents of children with autism or Asperger's syndrome advice on teaching basic life skills and establishing healthy habits, including doing chores, task switching, punctuality, appropriate attire, manners, and kindness.
Photoshop CC : the missing manual Snider, Lesa, author.
The essential Jung Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.
Cocktails for the holidays : festive drinks to celebrate the season
Unbeatable mind : forge resiliency and mental toughness to succeed at an elite level Divine, Mark.
"Commander Mark Divine, a retired Navy SEAL and founder of SEALFIT and the popular Unbeatable Mind Academy, presents his insights on how to forge mental toughness, develop mental clarity and cultivate an authentic warrior's spirit. The book's themes were developed over the past decade to provide a foundational philosophy for his Unbeatable Mind Academy...training designed for special operations candidates that has led to an extremely high success rate. Now enjoyed by thousands from all walks of life, Unbeatable Mind training can lead to a profound transformation of self, leading to breakthroughs in all walks of life and a new "20X factor" awareness that you are capable of at least twenty times more than you previously thought. This book will help you develop: Mental clarity- to make better decisions while under pressure, Concentration - to focus on the mission until victory, Awareness - to be more sensitive to your internal and external radar, Leadership authenticity - to be a heart-centered leader and service oriented teammate, Intuition - to learn to trust your gut and use your mental imagery to your advantage, Offensive "sheepdog" mindset - to avoid danger and stay one step ahead of the competition or enemy, Warrior spirit - to deepen your willpower, intention and connection with your spiritual self."--Publisher.
A curious career Barber, Lynn, 1944-
Lynn Barber, by her own admission, has always suffered from a compelling sense of nosiness. An exceptionally inquisitive child she constantly questioned everyone she knew about imitate details of their lives. This talent for nosiness, coupled with her unusual lack of the very English fear of social embarrassment, turned out to be the perfect qualification for a celebrity interviewer. In A Curious Career, Lynn Barber takes us from her early years as a journalist at Penthouse - where she started out interviewing foot fetishists, voyeurs, dominatrices and men who liked wearing nappies - to her later more eminent role interrogating a huge cross-section of celebrities ranging from politicians to film stars, comedians, writers, artists and musicians. A Curious Career is full of glorious anecdotes - the interview with Salvador Dali that, at Dali's invitation, ended up lasting four days, or the drinking session with Shane MacGowan during which they planned to rob a bank. It also contains eye-opening transcripts, such as her infamous interview with the hilarious and spectacularly rude Marianne Faithfull. A wonderfully frank and funny memoir by Britain's greatest and most ferocious interviewer, A Curious Career is also a fascinating window into the lives of celebrities and the changing world of journalism.
We make beer : inside the spirit and artistry of America's craft brewers Lewis, Sean (Sports writer)
Finding the peace God promises Spangler, Ann, author.
"Bestselling author Ann Spangler guides our search for God's perfect peace in daily lives that are often filled with anxiety and fear. Filled with deeply personal stories, Finding the Peace God Promises will help you discover tangible things you can do to experience more of God's peace, no matter your circumstances."--Provided by publisher.
While the gods were sleeping : a journey through love and rebellion in Nepal Enslin, Elizabeth, 1960-
"Love and marriage brought American anthropologist Elizabeth Enslin to a world she never planned to make her own: a life among Brahman in-laws in a remote village in the plains of Nepal. As she faced the challenges of married life, birth, and childrearing in a foreign culture, she discovered as much about human resilience, and the capacity for courage, as she did about herself. While the Gods Were Sleeping : A Journey Through Love and Rebellion in Nepal tells a compelling story of a woman transformed in intimate and unexpected ways. Set against the backdrop of increasing political turmoil in Nepal, Enslin's story takes us deep into the lives of local women as they claim their rightful place in society--and make their voices heard"--Provided by publisher.
Your left-handed child : making things easy for left-handers in a right-handed world Milsom, Lauren, author.
Danny Clinch : still moving Clinch, Danny.
Preserving everything : how to can, culture, pickle, freeze, ferment, dehydrate, salt, smoke, and store fruits, vegetables, meat, milk, and more Meredith, Leda.
Playful : fun projects to make with + for kids Liddiard, Merrilee, author.
Black Hawk down : a story of modern war Bowden, Mark, 1951-
Recounts a 1993 firefight in Mogadishu, Somalia, that resulted in the deaths of eighteen Americans and more than five hundred Somalis, examining the rationales behind the disastrous raid.
Adventures in letterpress Mise, Brandon.
"Tactile, retro, and idiosyncratic, hand-printed objects have an undeniable appeal, especially in a digital age. In recent years, the nearly obsolete craft of letterpress has been resurrected by artists and designers who have rescued cast-iron presses from basements and scrap yards. Adventures in Letterpress features over 200 examples of the resulting work: elegant cards, edgy broadsheets, and everything in between. Beautiful, humorous and sometimes just plain weird, the projects featured in the book perfectly illustrate the vibrant future of this once-endangered medium."--Publisher's description.
Fifty years of silence Ruff-O'Herne, Jan.
"Jan Ruff-O-Hernes childhood came to an abrupt end with the Japanese invasion of Java in March 1942. Jan, her mother and two younger sisters, along with three thousand women and children, were imprisoned by the Japanese in Ambararwa Prison Camp. In February 1944, when Jan was 21 years old, her life was torn apart when, with nine other young women, all of them virgins, she was removed from the camp and forced into a brothel to become a military sex slave for the Japanese. She was repeatedly abused, beaten and raped with threats that her family would be killed if she revealed the truth about the atrocities inflicted upon her."--Provided by publisher.
Bloody Ridge and beyond : a World War II marine's memoir of Edson's Raiders in the Pacific Groft, Marlin.
"By a veteran of Lt. Col. Merritt A. Edson's battalion, and the author of the Dick Winters biography Biggest Brother and coauthor of A Higher Call. On the killing ground that was the island of Guadalcanal, a 2,000-yard-long ridge rose from the jungle canopy. Behind it lay the all-important air base of Henderson Field. And if Henderson Field fell, it would mean the almost certain death or capture of all 12,500 marines on the island. But the marines positioned on the ridge were no normal fighters. They were tough, hard-fighting men of the Edson's Raiders, an elite fighting unit within an already elite U.S. Marine Corps. Handpicked for their toughness, and submitted to a rigorous training program to weed out those less fit, they were the Marine Corps's best of the best. For two hellish nights in September 1942, about 840 United States Marines--commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Merritt Austin 'Red Mike' Edson--fought one of the most pivotal battles of World War II in the Pacific, clinging desperately to their position on what would soon be known as Bloody Ridge. Wave after wave of attacking Japanese soldiers were repelled by the Raiders, who knew that defeat and retreat were simply not possible options. But in the end, the defenders had prevailed against the odds. Bloody Ridge and Beyond is the story of the 1st Marine Raider Battalion, which showed courage and valor in the face of overwhelming numbers, as told by Marlin Groft, a man who was a member of this incredible fighting force"--
Shakespeare Bryson, Bill.
A portrait of the Bard is presented in the style of a travelogue based on interviews with actors, the curator of Shakespeare's birthplace, and academics, with the author's recollections of his own adventures in Stratford-upon-Avon.
200 tips, techniques & recipes for natural beauty Buck, Shannon.
Anyone can sew : a step-by-step guide to essential sewing skills Gerlings, Charlotte, author.
"Anyone Can Sew sets out to prove its claim with a treasury of know-how and ideas appealing to every skill level. This beautiful full-color title is packed with step-by-step instructions in essential sewing skills and features over forty original projects for the home including clothes, bags, toys, and gifts"
The naked ape : a zoologist's study of the human animal Morris, Desmond.
Healthful sleep has been empirically proven to be the single most important factor in predicting longevity, more influential than diet, exercise, or heredity. And yet we are a sleep-sick society, ignorant of the facts of sleep--and the price of sleep deprivation. In this groundbreaking book, based on decades of study on the frontiers of sleep science, the author, founder and director of the Stanford University Sleep Research Center, explains what happens when we sleep and when we don't sleep enough.
Hoax : Hitler's diaries, Lincoln's assassins, and other famous frauds Steers, Edward, Jr., 1937-
Investigates six of history's biggest frauds, looking at how the hoaxes were carried out and what continued belief in them reveals about society's understanding of history.
The stones of Florence McCarthy, Mary, 1912-1989.
A solid tribute to the city of Florence and its people.
Arrival of the fittest : solving evolution's greatest puzzle Wagner, Andreas, 1967 January 26- author.
"Wagner draws on over fifteen years of research to present the missing piece in Darwin's theory. Using experimental and computational technologies that were heretofore unimagined, he has found that adaptations are not just driven by chance, but by a set of laws that allow nature to discover new molecules and mechanisms in a fraction of the time that random variation would take"--Amazon.com.
Calvin vs. Wesley : bringing belief in line with practice Thorsen, Donald A. D.
Underwater photography Friedrich, Tobias, author.
Hoard of the dragon queen : tyranny of dragons Baur, Wolfgang (Writer on fantasy games), author.
"In an audacious bid for power, the Cult of the Dragon, along with its dragon allies and the Red Wizards of Thay, seeks to free Tiamat from her prison in the Nine Hells to bring her to the Forgotten Realms. The cult's forces are sweeping from town to town, laying waste to all who oppose them and gathering a hoard of riches for their dread queen. The threat is so dire, factions as disparate as the Harpers and the Zhentarim are banding together to battle the cult. Never before has the need for heroes been as desperate."--Back cover.
Full frontal feminism : a young woman's guide to why feminism matters Valenti, Jessica, author.
Tantrums! : managing meltdowns in public and private Phelan, Thomas W., 1943- author.
Noting that of all the behavioral problems parents face from their children, temper tantrums may be the most upsetting, this handbook arms confused and frustrated parents with simple, easy-to-follow directions on how to best manage the problem and guide kids appropriately. Readers will learn the three main causes of temper tantrums, the true power of the "10-Second Rule," the anatomy of a typical tantrum, and the chief problems with attempting to reason with or distract a child. A sound and effective tantrum-management plan is critical to the well being of everyone in the family, and this book details an effortless four-step process for marshalling tantrums as well as guidance on how to handle dreaded tantrums in public places, allowing parents to no longer fear tantrums and regain control of their own homes.
Connecting to change the world : harnessing the power of networks for social impact Plastrik, Peter, author.
"Something new and important is afoot. Nonprofit and philanthropic organizations are under increasing pressure to do more and to do better to increase and improve productivity with fewer resources. Social entrepreneurs, community-minded leaders, nonprofit organizations, and philanthropists now recognize that to achieve greater impact they must adopt a network-centric approach to solving difficult problems. Building networks of like-minded organizations and people offers them a way to weave together and create strong alliances that get better leverage, performance, and results than any single organization is able to do. While the advantages of such networks are clear, there are few resources that offer easily understandable, field-tested information on how to form and manage social-impact networks. Drawn from the authors' deep experience with more than thirty successful network projects, Connecting to Change the World provides the frameworks, practical advice, case studies, and expert knowledge needed to build better performing networks. Readers will gain greater confidence and ability to anticipate challenges and opportunities. Easily understandable and full of actionable advice, Connecting to Change the World is an informative guide to creating collaborative solutions to tackle the most difficult challenges society faces."--
Essential ESL dictionary : for learners of English.
A doctor's guide to alternative medicine : what works, what doesn't, and why Borins, Mel.
"In the United States alone, more than 38 percent of people use Alternative Medicine to treat and prevent medical issues and more than 50 percent of people have tried Alternative Medicine at some point in their life. But because some people don't feel their doctors see those methods as legitimate, patients often turn to unreliable sources such as the internet, celebrities, etc. for guidance. With so much misinformation out there, how does anyone know which advice to follow and what actually works? In this book, Dr. Mel Borins answers these questions using the latest scientific research and double-blind studies to educate patients and physicians alike on which alternative treatments work, which don't, and why. And more importantly, it teaches them how to safely use these alternative treatments, as a reputable source of information to supplement their conventional medicine treatments. Written in clear, accessible language for the layperson while providing citations to full studies for the medical professional, the book covers traditional healing and herbal remedies, physical therapies, psychological therapies, and natural health products--making it perfect for alternative medicine skeptics looking for hard evidence, doctors of conventional medicine seeking to understand why alternative therapies work, and for those open to alternative medicine but who want to understand the benefits and dangers, these include America's 78 million Baby Boomers who purchase 77 percent of all prescriptions drugs and are seeking ways to treat their health issues without causing more of them. "--
Buvette : the pleasure of good food Williams, Jody, 1962- author.
Kisses from Katie : a story of relentless love and redemption Davis, Katie, 1988-
Katie Davis traveled to Uganda for a short mission trip over the Christmas break of her senior year in high school. She found herself so moved by the Ugandan people and their needs that she knew it was her calling to return to care for them. She is now in the process of adopting thirteen children there, and has established the ministry, Amazima, that cares for hundreds more. Here, she shares her story.
Practically speaking Rothwell, J. Dan.
Law of the jungle : the $19 billion legal battle over oil in the rain forest and the lawyer who'd stop at nothing to win Barrett, Paul (Paul M.), author.
"[The story of] Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, [who] signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields. During twenty years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote provincial tribunals in the Ecuadorian jungle, Donziger and Chevron's lawyers followed fierce no-holds-barred rules"--Amazon.com.
Carbon shock : a tale of risk and calculus on the front lines of the disrupted global economy, how carbon is changing the cost of everything Schapiro, Mark, 1955- author.
Rising above a toxic workplace : taking care of yourself in an unhealthy environment Chapman, Gary D., 1938-
Offers accounts of workers in emotionally unhealthy work environments and how they coped with the situation or left it behind, with practical advice for readers who find themselves in toxic workplaces.
The Bible tells me so : why defending scripture has made us unable to read it Enns, Peter, 1961-
Trained as an evangelical Bible scholar, Peter Enns loved the Scriptures and shared his devotion, teaching at Westminster Theological Seminary. But the further he studied the Bible, the more he found himself confronted by questions that could neither be answered within the rigid framework of his religious instruction or accepted among the conservative evangelical community. Rejecting the increasingly complicated intellectual games used by conservative Christians to "protect" the Bible, Enns was conflicted. Is this what God really requires? How could God,s plan for divine inspiration mean ignoring what is really written in the Bible? These questions eventually cost Enns his job -- but they also opened a new spiritual path for him to follow. The Bible Tells Me So chronicles Enns's spiritual odyssey, how he came to see beyond restrictive doctrine and learned to embrace God's word as it is actually written. As he explores questions progressive evangelical readers of Scripture commonly face yet fear voicing, Enns reveals that they are the very questions that God wants us to consider -- the essence of our spiritual study.
The shamanism bible : the definitive guide to shamanic thought and practice Matthews, John, 1948- author.
Guide to shamanism that takes readers on a journey from its origins in Europe, North America, Siberia and the Arctic Circle through to contemporary rituals to try today. Illustrated with cultural images, totems and people, shaman John Matthews reveals the rich animistic traditions of this ancient spirituality and reveals how it can empower one's life. Discover: the significance of power animals, healing with spirit guides, shapeshifting--moving into different states of being, working with totems, shamanic drumming and trance, and vision questing--finding guidance in meditation and dream experiences.
Tables in the wilderness : a memoir of God found, lost, and found again Yancey, Preston, 1989-
A people's history of the French Revolution Hazan, Éric.
Do not sell at any price : the wild, obsessive hunt for the world's rarest 78 rpm records Petrusich, Amanda.
A celebration of 78 rpm record subculture reveals the growing value of rare records and the determined efforts of their collectors and archivists, exploring the music of blues artists who have been lost to the modern world.
Scribe : my life in sports Ryan, Bob, 1946-
A respected sportswriter for the "Boston Globe" traces his early love of sports, experiences as a dedicated fan, and human observations behind pivotal sports moments. --Publisher's description.
Woodpeckers of the world : a photographic guide Gorman, Gerard, author.
Pie school : lessons in fruit, flour, and butter Lebo, Kate, author.
"Unlock the secret to baking the perfect crust, and everything else is easy as pie. Seattle literary and culinary darling Kate Lebo shares her recipes for fifty perfect pies. Included are apple (of course), five ways with rhubarb, lemon chiffon, several blueberry pie variations, galettes, and more. Learn the tricks to making enviable baked goods and gluten-free crust while enjoying Kate Lebo's wonderfully humorous, thoughtful, and encouraging voice. In addition to recipes, Lebo invites readers to ruminate on the social history, the meaning, and the place of pie in the pantheon of favorite foods. When you have mastered the art, science and magic of creating the perfect pie in Pie School, everyone will want to be your friend"--
Knitting double : mastering the two-color technique with over 30 reversible projects Belle, Anja, 1972- author.
"Knitting double, also known as double knitting, is a technique by which knitters can create two fabrics at the same time, and this guidebook includes step-by-step instructions with photographs to help master this method. Crafters learn how the front and back are knitted simultaneously and the stitches are worked in pairs. While the "right side" of the fabric normally faces outward, and the "wrong side" faces the inside of the work, double knitting creates the illusion of a fabric with no wrong side. More than 30 projects are included, beginning with basic patterns and simpler projects, such as hats or scarves, and moving into the more complex, such as mittens, potholders, and even cell phone cozies. This book is the perfect resource for the intermediate to advanced knitter looking to expand their repertoire" --
"Portraits of both everyday and well-known Chicagoans compiled from the Chicago Tribune's historical archives"--
A taste of Washington : favorite recipes from the Evergreen State Morris, Michele.
Nation to nation : treaties between the United States & American Indian Nations
"Nation to Nation explores the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty making between the United States government and Native nations. One side sought to own the riches of North America and the other struggled to hold on to traditional homelands and ways of life. The book reveals how the ideas of honor, fair dealings, good faith, rule of law, and peaceful relations between nations have been tested and challenged in historical and modern times. The book consistently demonstrates how and why centuries-old treaties remain living, relevant documents for both Natives and non-Natives in the 21st century"--
Vintage made modern : transforming timeworn textiles into treasured heirlooms Casa, Jennifer.
Before amen : the power of a simple prayer Lucado, Max, author.
"Lucado joins readers on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer, offering hope for doubts and confidence even for prayer wimps. Distilling prayers in the Bible down to one pocket-sized prayer, Max reminds readers that prayer is not a privilege for the pious nor the art of a chosen few. Prayer is simply a heartfelt conversation between God and his child"--Amazon.
Batman files Manning, Matthew K.
Japanese design : art, aesthetics & culture Graham, Patricia Jane, author.
Seven bad ideas : how mainstream economists have damaged America and the world Madrick, Jeffrey G., author.
"The author of the widely praised Age of Greed now gives us a bold indictment of some of our most accepted economic theories-- why they're wrong, the harm they've done, and the theories that would vastly improve on them. Jeff Madrick-- former New York Times business columnist and now Harper's economics columnist-- mounts a comprehensive case against prevailing mainstream economic thinking, illustrating how it has damaged markets, infrastructure, and individual livelihoods, causing hundreds of billions of dollars of wasted investment, financial crisis after financial crisis, poor public education and public transportation, gross inequality of income and wealth, and stagnating wages, uncontrolled military spending, and a failed healthcare system that delivers far less than it costs. Using the Great Recession as his foremost case study, Madrick shows how the decisions America should have made before, during, and after the financial crisis were suppressed by popular theory, and how the consequences are still being felt here and around the globe. And he examines the too-often-marginalized good ideas of modern economics, and convincingly argues just how beneficial they might be if only they can gain greater traction among policy makers"--
Change your questions, change your life : 10 powerful tools for life and work Adams, Marilee G., 1945-
Second forgetting : remembering the power of the Gospel during Alzheimer's disease Mast, Benjamin T.
Choose the life you want : the mindful way to happiness Ben-Shahar, Tal.
How to be interesting : in 10 simple steps Hagy, Jessica.
Combining fresh and pithy life lessons, often just a sentence or two, with deceptively simple diagrams and graphs, this inspiring guide shows you how to lead a richer life. Written by the author of the Webby award-winning blog, Indexed.
100 things you're not supposed to know Kick, Russell, author.
Cecil Beaton : portraits & profiles Beaton, Cecil, 1904-1980, photographer, author.
Cecil Beaton was a fashion, portrait and war photographer, a diarist, painter, interior designer and an Academy Award-winning stage and costume designer. He is one of the most celebrated portrait photographers of the twentieth century and is renowned for his images of elegance, glamour and style. This combines his photographs with excepts from his journals.
Graphic knits : 20 designs in bold, beautiful color Winslow, Alexis.
Go bold with gorgeous color blocking and graphic knitting projects. Graphic Knits is a collection of 20 patterns featuring modern colorwork inspired by geometric motifs. Fresh and bold, the knitting projects are created by an up-and-coming design star. Author Alexis Winslow makes use of color-knitting techniques such as stripes, Fair Isle, intarsia, and slipped stitches. With each knitting pattern, she demonstrates how to use these techniques to create visually appealing garments.
Scissors, paper, craft : 30 pretty projects all cut, folded, and crafted from paper Leech, Christine.
Mother Nature is trying to kill you : a lively journey through the dark side of the natural world Riskin, Dan.
Using the seven deadly sins as a road map, Riskin offers dozens of jaw-dropping examples that illuminate how brutal nature can truly be and shows ways this deadly world has shaped us as humans and what our responsibilities are to this terrible, wonderful planet we call home.
American cornball : a laffopedic guide to the formerly funny Miller, Christopher, 1961- author.
An encyclopedic presentation of "nearly 200 comic staples, their (often unseemly) origins, why they were funny then, and why they're not so funny now."--P. 4 of cover.
The kitchen ecosystem : integrating recipes to create delicious meals Bone, Eugenia, author.
"Seasoned cooks know that the secret to great meals is this: the more you cook, the less you actually have to do to produce a delicious meal. The trick is to approach cooking as a continuum, where each meal draws on elements from a previous one and provides the building blocks for another. That synchronicity is a kitchen ecosystem"--Amazon.com.
The American Catholic almanac : a daily reader of patriots, saints, rogues, and ordinary people who changed the United States Burch, Brian, author.
They're all Catholics who have shaped America. In this page-a-day history, 365 inspiring stories celebrate the historic contributions of American men and women who have been shaped by their Catholic faith. From Revolutionary War to Notre Dame football, the Catholic Church has played a unique and often transformative role in American public life over the last 400 years. The American Catholic Almanac tells the fascinating, funny, uplifting, and unlikely tales of the famous figures and lesser-known saints and sinners who have influenced history, culture, and politics.
Political order and political decay : from the industrial revolution to the globalization of democracy Fukuyama, Francis.
"The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama's Origins of Political Order "magisterial in its learning and admirably immodest in its ambition." In The New York Times Book Review, Michael Lind described the book as "a major achievement by one of the leading public intellectuals of our time." And in The Washington Post, Gerard DeGrott exclaimed "this is a book that will be remembered. Bring on volume two." Volume two is finally here, completing the most important work of political thought in at least a generation. Taking up the essential question of how societies develop strong, impersonal, and accountable political institutions, Fukuyama follows the story from the French Revolution to the so-called Arab Spring and the deep dysfunctions of contemporary American politics. He examines the effects of corruption on governance, and why some societies have been successful at rooting it out. He explores the different legacies of colonialism in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and offers a clear-eyed account of why some regions have thrived and developed more quickly than others. And he boldly reckons with the future of democracy in the face of a rising global middle class and entrenched political paralysis in the West. A sweeping, masterful account of the struggle to create a well-functioning modern state, Political Order and Political Decay is destined to be a classic"--
What we won : America's secret war in Afghanistan, 1979-89 Riedel, Bruce O., author.
Reaching down the rabbit hole : a renowned neurologist explains the mystery and drama of brain disease Ropper, Allan H.
"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this book, Dr. Allan Ropper and Brian Burrell take the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School's neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, life-altering afflictions. Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Ropper inhabits a world where absurdities abound: A figure skater whose body has become a ticking time-bomb. A salesman who drives around and around a traffic rotary, unable to get off. A college quarterback who can't stop calling the same play. A child molester who, after falling on the ice, is left with a brain that is very much dead inside a body that is very much alive. A mother of two young girls, diagnosed with ALS, who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living. How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease? Dr. Ropper and his colleague answer these questions by taking the reader into a rarified world where lives and minds hang in the balance"--
The skinnytaste cookbook : light on calories, big on flavor Homolka, Gina.
A collection of 150 amazing recipes (125 all-new dishes and 25 must-have favorites ) from the Skinnytaste blogger Gina Homolka.
Cooking with all things Trader Joe's cookbook Gunn, Deana.
Presents time-saving recipes made with ingredients available at the popular grocery store chain.
Love, lashes, and lipstick : my secrets for a gorgeous, happy life Roncal, Mally, 1972- author.
"From A-list celebrity makeup artist and Mally Beauty founder Mally Roncal comes [a] ... guide to living a gorgeous life inside and out, with step-by-step beauty lessons and personal stories about how inner strength, a positive outlook, and plenty of mascara can empower and uplift women at every age"--
The cooking with Trader Joe's cookbook : dinner's done! Gunn, Deana.
Invincible : the 10 lies you learn growing up with domestic violence, and the truths to set you free Martin, Brian F.
"According to UNICEF, growing up with domestic violence is one of the most pervasive human rights violations in the world, affecting more than a billion people. Yet, too few people are aware of the profound impact it can have. Invincible seeks to change this lack of awareness and understanding with a compelling look at this important issue, informing and inspiring anyone who grew up living with domestic violence--and those who love them, work with them, teach them, and mentor them. Through powerful first-person stories, including the author's own experiences, as well as insightful commentary based on the most recent social science and psychology research, Invincible not only offers a deeper understanding of the concerns and challenges of domestic violence, but also provides proven strategies everyone can use to reclaim their lives and futures."--
No more perfect kids : love your kids for who they are Savage, Jill, 1964-
One of the best gifts we as parents can give our children is to set them free to be all that God has created them to be. Learn to release your children from unrealistic expectations, and help them reach their God-given potential.
Hotter than a match head : life on the run with the Lovin' Spoonful Boone, Steve, 1943-, author.
What is the meaning of sex? Burk, Denny.
Sex. We live in a world that loves it without understanding it. This book clearly explains the truth about sex and winsomely responds to society's evolving views on human sexuality and gender. From marriage to birth control, homosexuality to singleness, What is the Meaning of Sex? sets forth a distinctly Christian perspective, equipping you to engage our confused culture with a God-glorifying vision of human sexuality. - Publisher.
Malice toward none : Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural address Levin, Jack E., 1925- author.
Jack E. Levin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of George Washington: The Crossing, presents a beautifully designed chronicle--complete with maps, portraits, and other Civil War illustrations--detailing President Abraham Lincoln's historic Second Inaugural Address.
Enough : our fight to keep America safe from gun violence Giffords, Gabrielle D. (Gabrielle Dee), 1970- author.
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords--disabled from an assassination attempt in Tucson, Arizona--and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership and more responsible gun control laws, despite being gun owners and staunch supporters of the Second Amendment themselves.
A deadly wandering : a tale of tragedy and redemption in the age of attention Richtel, Matt, author.
Draws on cutting-edge scientific findings regarding human attention to examine the impact of technology on people's lives through the story of college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving.
All the truth is out : the week politics went tabloid Bai, Matt.
"The former chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics. In 1987, Gary Hart--articulate, dashing, refreshingly progressive--seemed a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination for president and led George H.W. Bush comfortably in the polls. And then: rumors of marital infidelity, an indelible photo of Hart and a model snapped near a fatefully named yacht (Monkey Business), and it all came crashing down in a blaze of flashbulbs, the birth of 24-hour news cycles, tabloid speculation, and late-night farce. Matt Bai shows how the Hart affair marked a crucial turning point in the ethos of political media--and, by extension, politics itself--when candidates' 'character' began to draw more fixation than their political experience. Bai offers a poignant, highly original, and news-making reappraisal of Hart's fall from grace (and overlooked political legacy) as he makes the compelling case that this was the moment when the paradigm shifted--private lives became public, news became entertainment, and politics became the stuff of Page Six"--
Naked and marooned : one man, one island Stafford, Ed.
"Ed Stafford -- adventurer extraordinaire and Guinness World Record holder for walking the length of the Amazon River, likes a challenge. Casting about for an adventure that would top the extraordinary feat he recounts in Walking the Amazon, Stafford decides to maroon himself on an uninhabited island in the South Pacific. His mission: to survive for sixty days equipped with nothing -- no food, water, or even clothing -- except the video cameras he would use to document his time. Detailing Stafford's jaw-dropping sojourn on the island of Olourua, Naked and Marooned is a tale of unparalleled adventure and of one man's will to push himself to the outer limits and survive"--
Hell before breakfast : America's first war correspondents making history and headlines from the battlefields of the Civil War to the far reaches of the Ottoman Empire Patton, Robert H. (Robert Holbrook), 1957-
From the acclaimed author of The Pattons and Patriot Pirates: a book celebrating America's early war correspondents--legends in their time, but mostly forgotten today--who learned their trade in the Civil War and went on to cover twenty years of bloody imperial conflict in Europe and Central Asia. Their harrowing experiences changed their politics, their youthful illusions of war's glory and thrill, and in some cases cost their lives, while also setting examples of globetrotting gallantry that would influence such iconic daredevils as Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill, and Theodore Roosevelt in the decades that followed.
A world without Jews : the Nazi imagination from persecution to genocide Confino, Alon, author.
"Why exactly did the Nazis burn the Hebrew Bible everywhere in Germany on November 9, 1938? The perplexing event has not been adequately accounted for by historians in their large-scale assessments of how and why the Holocaust occurred. In this gripping new analysis, Alon Confino draws on an array of archives across three continents to propose a penetrating new assessment of one of the central moral problems of the twentieth century. To a surprising extent, Confino demonstrates, the mass murder of Jews during the war years was powerfully anticipated in the culture of the prewar years. The author shifts his focus away from the debates over what the Germans did or did not know about the Holocaust and explores instead how Germans came to conceive of the idea of a Germany without Jews. He traces the stories the Nazis told themselves-where they came from and where they were heading-and how those stories led to the conclusion that Jews must be eradicated in order for the new Nazi civilization to arise. The creation of this new empire required that Jews and Judaism be erased from Christian history, and this was the inspiration--and justification--for Kristallnacht. As Germans imagined a future world without Jews, persecution and extermination became imaginable, and even justifiable"--
Planet Narnia : the seven heavens in the imagination of C.S. Lewis Ward, Michael, 1968-
Wayfaring strangers : the musical voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia Ritchie, Fiona, 1960- author.
Slim by design : mindless eating solutions for everyday life Wansink, Brian, author.
"In Slim by Design, leading behavioral economist, food psychologist, and bestselling author Brian Wansink introduces groundbreaking solutions for designing our most common spaces--schools, restaurants, grocery stores, and home kitchens, among others--in order to make positive changes in how we approach and manage our diets. Anyone familiar with Wansink's Mindless Eating knows this is not a typical diet book. Wansink shares his scientific approach to eating, providing insight and information, so we can all make better choices when it comes to food. The pioneer of the Small Plate Movement, Brian Wansink presents compelling research conducted at the Food and Brand Lab at Cornell University by way of cartoons, drawings, charts, graphs, floor plans, and more. Slim by Design offers innovative ways to make healthy eating mindlessly easy"--
The cabin : inspiration for the classic American getaway Mulfinger, Dale, 1943-
This book presents the best that cabin living has to offer through stunning photographs, site plans, floor plans, and profiles of over 35 inspirational cabins from all over America.
World War I in 100 objects Doyle, Peter, 1960-
"A dynamic social history commemorating the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. General readers and history buffs alike have made bestsellers of books like A History of the World in 100 Objects. In that tradition, this handsome commemorative volume gives a unique perspective on one of the most pivotal and volatile events of modern history. In World War I in 100 Objects, military historian Peter Doyle shares a fascinating collection of items, from patriotic badges worn by British citizens to field equipment developed by the United States. Beautifully photographed, each item is accompanied by the unique story it tells about the war, its strategy, its innovations, and the people who fought it"--
Knife skills : an illustrated kitchen guide to using the right knife the right way Collins, Bill, 1958- author.
My so-called life as a submissive wife Horn, Sara, 1977-
Can a modern wife be submissive to her husband? Horn takes on one of the most widely debated subjects for a Christian wife: marital submission. Can a happily married couple live out the biblical model of submission and be the better for it? Horn's discoveries may surprise you. She challenges women to throw out their preconceived notions of what a submissive wife looks like, and seek fresh leading from God for their lives and marriages today.
Coconut oil for health and beauty : uses, benefits, and recipes for weight loss, allergies, and healthy skin and hair McGrath, Simone, author.
Coconut oil is recommended in many health programs and diets, especially the paleo and raw food diets. Discover the benefits, uses, recipes, and all you need to know about this miracle oil.
Discover Maui : experience the best of Maui Balfour, Amy C., author.
Describes points of interest and itineraries for each region of the island of Maui, and recommends hotels, restaurants, and entertainment.
Return of the bunny suicides Riley, Andy.
Return of the Bunny Suicides follows over one hundred bunnies as they find ever more bizarre ways to end their fuzzy little existences. From swimming with nibbly fishes, to hiding under an elephant's footstool, to getting on the sharp end of a Venetian gondola-no stone goes unturned (or undropped, or uncatapulted) in the twisted little creatures' next installment. Illustrated in a spare and simple style, Return of the Bunny Suicides is a collection of hilarious and outrageous cartoons that will appeal to anyone in touch with their evil side.
Button jewelry : 15 easy necklaces, bracelets & earrings Beal, Susan, author.
The wild food cookbook Phillips, Roger, 1932- author.
Belly fat breakthrough : understand what it is and lose it fast Boutcher, Stephen H. (Stephen Hugh), 1949- author.
Hand to mouth : living in bootstrap America Tirado, Linda.
"I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly on target. In fact, I would like to have written it myself - if, that is, I had lived Linda Tirado's life and extracted all the hard lessons she has learned. I am the author of Nickel and Dimed, which tells the story of my own brief attempt, as a semi-undercover journalist, to survive on low-wage retail and service jobs. Tirado is the real thing." -from the foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich, New York Times bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed We in America have certain ideas of what it means to be poor. Linda Tirado, in her signature brutally honest yet personable voice, takes all of these preconceived notions and smashes them to bits. She articulates not only what it is to be working poor in America (yes, you can be poor and live in a house and have a job, even two), but what poverty is truly like-on all levels. In her thought-provoking voice, Tirado discusses how she went from lower-middle class, to sometimes middle class, to poor and everything in between, and in doing so reveals why "poor people don't always behave the way middle-class America thinks they should." --
Landslide : LBJ and Ronald Reagan at the dawn of a new America Darman, Jonathan.
You can't make this stuff up : life-changing lessons from heaven Caputo, Theresa, author.
For fans of TLC's "Long Island Medium" and anyone interested in the big questions of life, death, and finding out what's important in between, "New York Times" bestselling author and medium Theresa Caputo shares the insights and lessons she's learned through her exceptional gift of communicating with the dead. Theresa imparts the life-changing wisdom she's received from Spirit and client readings. Each chapter incorporates a powerful lesson that is made real by Theresa's witty and wise insights. She shares moving client stories and fascinating behind-the-scenes tales from her life and hit reality show to help people find peace and closure and to better understand the spiritual world. With lessons revolving around themes such as choice, faith, fear, gratitude, healing, surrender, relationships, compassion, and living each day to the fullest, the book also includes information from Theresa about spiritual concepts like Angels, Heaven, signs, miracles, intuition, dreams, and God. These compelling and healing messages will guide readers toward happier lives by focusing on what really matters to their souls.
The seer : the prophetic power of visions, dreams, and open heavens Goll, Jim W.
Flirting with French : how a language charmed me, seduced me & nearly broke my heart Alexander, William, 1953- author.
William Alexander is more than a Francophile. He wants to be French. There's one small obstacle though: he doesn't speak la langue française. In Flirting with French, Alexander sets out to conquer the language he loves. But will it love him back?
Four boots, one journey : a story of survival, awareness, and rejuvenation on the John Muir Trail Alt, Jeff, author.
How to raise a drug-free kid : the straight dope for parents Califano, Joseph A., Jr., 1931- author.
On immunity : an inoculation Biss, Eula, author.
Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic condition of fear: fear of the government, the medical establishment, and what is in children's food, mattresses, medicines, and vaccines. Biss investigates the metaphors and myths surrounding the conception of immunity and its implications for the individual and the social body. As she hears more and more fears about vaccines, Biss researches what they mean for her own child, her immediate community, America, and the world.
Crazy is a compliment : the power of zigging when everyone else zags Rottenberg, Linda, author.
"In the tradition of both The Lean Startup and Lean In, a manifesto about taking smart risks in pursuit of big dreams Linda Rottenberg has spent her career helping innovators think big. "If people aren't calling you crazy, you aren't thinking big enough," she says. These days taking chances isn't just for young college dropouts in hoodies. Whether you work at a Fortune 500 company, a non-profit, or a mom-and-pop store, everybody needs to think and act like a changemaker. We all need to be nimble, adaptive, daring, and maybe even a little crazy, or risk being left behind. But how do you take smart risks and still achieve big success? That's Rottenberg's expertise as the CEO and cofounder of Endeavor, the world's leading organization devoted to identifying, mentoring, and investing in fast-growing businesses. Since 1997, Endeavor has screened 40,000 candidates and handpicked 1,000 entrepreneurs in 20 countries -then helped them take the crucial steps to grow their organizations and transform their communities. In 2012, Endeavor entrepreneurs generated $6 billion in revenues and provided 225,000 jobs. Now Rottenberg draws on her unique experience to show how we can all take manageable steps to achieve our dreams. Crazy Is a Compliment offers a blend of inspiring stories and practical tools for getting started, going bigger, and integrating work and family. As she writes, "Since everybody has to take risks these days, we all need to be able to derisk risk." Written with wisdom, wit, and passion, Crazy is a Compliment is a rallying cry for a new approach to business and a blueprint for personal change. The good news is that anybody can initiate those changes. "There are no admission criteria. There is no wardrobe requirement. There is no secret vote. Entrepreneurship is for everyone.""--
The victory with no name : the Native American defeat of the first American army Calloway, Colin G. (Colin Gordon), 1953-
"In 1791, General Arthur St. Clair led the United States Army in a campaign to destroy a complex of Indian villages at the Miami River in northwestern Ohio. Almost within reach of their objective, St. Clair's 1,400 men were attacked by about one thousand Indians. The U.S. force was decimated, suffering nearly one thousand casualties in killed and wounded, while Indian casualties numbered only a few dozen. But despite the lopsided result, it wouldn't appear to carry much significance, it involved only a few thousand people, lasted less than three hours, and the outcome, which was never in doubt, was permanently reversed a mere three years later. Neither an epic struggle nor a clash that changed the course of history, the battle doesn't even have a name. Yet, as renowned Native American historian Colin Calloway demonstrates here, St. Clair's Defeat--as it came to be known--was hugely important for its time. It was both the biggest victory the Native Americans ever won, and, proportionately, the biggest military disaster the United States had suffered. With the British in Canada waiting in the wings for the American experiment in republicanism to fail, and some regions of the West gravitating toward alliance with Spain, the defeat threatened the very existence of the infant United States. Generating a deluge of reports, correspondence, opinions, and debates in the press, it produced the first congressional investigation in American history, while ultimately changing not only the manner in which Americans viewed, raised, organized, and paid for their armies, but the very ways in which they fought their wars. Emphasizing the extent to which the battle has been overlooked in history, Calloway illustrates how this moment of great victory by American Indians became an aberration in the national story and a blank spot in the national memory. Calloway shows that St. Clair's army proved no match for the highly motivated and well-led Native American force that shattered not only the American Army but the ill-founded assumption that Indians stood no chance against European methods and models of warfare. An engaging and enlightening read for American history enthusiasts and scholars alike, The Victory with No Name brings this significant moment in American history back to light"--
Entrelac 2 : new techniques for interlace knitting Drysdale, Rosemary.
"Dedicated knitters will find a fresh, fun challenge in this follow-up to Rosemary Drysdale's bestselling Entrelac. Filled with 85 all-new stitch patterns for creating texture in fabric, Drysdale's innovative collection takes this hot new needlework craze to the next level. Advanced beginners and intermediates can try their hand at everything from cables, lace, and relief stitches to circles, triangles, and never-before-seen interpretations, along with 25 patterns for beautiful garments, fashion accessories, baby gifts, and home decor projects"--
The Terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances Inman, Matthew, author, illustrator.
From the New York Times best-selling author Matthew Inman, aka "The Oatmeal", comes this collection of comics and stories about running, eating, napping, and one cartoonist's reasons for running across mountains until his toenails fall off. Contains over 70 pages of never-before-seen comics.
One pot : 120+ easy meals from your skillet, slow cooker, stockpot, and more
Italian verb tenses Nanni-Tate, Paola.
Travel for seniors made easy : staying alive @ 65 Eicher, Mike.
The need and the blessing of prayer Rahner, Karl, 1904-1984.
The Harding affair : love and espionage during the Great War Robenalt, James D., 1956-
Justice for Bonnie : an Alaskan teenager's murder and her mother's tireless crusade for the truth Foster, Karen.
The White Spot cookbook Gold, Kerry, 1964-, author.
Learn Italian the fast and fun way Danesi, Marcel, 1946- author.
The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Luisada, Claude G.
Augustine for armchair theologians Cooper, Stephen Andrew, 1958-
The dog stays in the picture : life lessons from a rescued greyhound Morse, Susan, 1959- author.
Leisureville : adventures in a world without children Blechman, Andrew D.
A first-hand look at the growing phenomenon of gated retirement communities where no children are allowed. The author's journey begins when his next-door-neighbors suddenly pick up and move to a retirement community called The Villages, the largest gated retirement community in the world. It is a city of nearly 100,000 (and growing) and the exclusion of children is one of the foundations of the development. The Villages is merely one of a rapidly growing number of age-segregated communities in the Western world. Popularized by Sun City in Arizona, they began as a refuge for economical retirees, but they have exploded in popularity and importance. It is estimated that more than twelve million people will soon live behind gates that exclude children. The author also journeys to the Arizona desert, speaks with experts, and examines the implications of millions of Americans living in legally segregated communities.
Good time girls of the Alaska-Yukon gold rush Morgan, Lael.
Morgan offers an authentic and deliciously humorous account of the prostitutes and other "disreputable" women who were the earliest female pioneers of the Far North. At the turn of the century, tens of thousands of Americans left their homes, escaping a worldwide depression & the restraints of the Victorian Era, to stampede to Alaska & the Yukon, where millions of dollars in gold was being discovered in remote, subarctic mining camps. Women accompanied the men on the long journey to the Far North--more often prostitutes, dance hall girls & entertainers than respectful wives & schoolteachers. These are the girls of the demimonde, that "half world" of disreputable women who lived on the outskirts of society. Meet "Dutch Kate" Wilson, who pioneered many areas long before the "respectable" women who received credit for getting there first, ruthless heartbreakers Cad Wilson & Rose Blumkin, "French Marie" Larose, who auctioned herself off as a wife to the highest bidder, & Edith Neile, called the "Oregon Mare," famous for both her outlandish behavior & her soft-hearted generosity. These "good time girls" crossed geographic & social frontiers, finding freedom, independence, hardship, heartbreak & sometimes astonishing wealth. They were an important part of this key chapter in the history of the West, which holds a special place in the American imagination.
Daphne Du Maurier and her sisters Dunn, Jane, author.
The Du Mauriers -- three beautiful, successful and rebellious sisters. Much has been written about Daphne but here the hidden lives of the sisters are revealed in a riveting group biography.
Unsecure skies Biles, Clay W., author.
The reformation for armchair theologians Sunshine, Glenn S., 1958-
This readable, accessible narrative story of the Protestant Reformation is written for lay audiences. It is part of the popular Westminster John Knox Press Armchair series and is illustrated with memorable cartoons by Ron Hill. The chapters of the book are suitable for use in church adult education settings to provide a solid grounding in the history of the Reformation and its leading ideas. Questions for discussion and suggestions for further reading provided for each chapter make this book great for group study. Since the Protestant Reformation is such a formative event in the lives of churches, it is important to have an accessible resource to tell its story available for laypersons in all denominations. Written by experts but designed for the nonexpert, the Armchair series provides accurate, concise, and witty overviews of some of the most profound moments and theologians in Christian history. These books are an essential supplement for first-time encounters with primary texts, a lucid refresher for scholars and clergy, and an enjoyable read for the theologically curious.
Swim, bike, run-- eat : the complete guide to fueling your triathlon Holland, Tom, 1969-
No requiem for the space age : the Apollo moon landings and American culture Tribbe, Matthew D.
"During the summer of 1969-the summer Americans first walked on the moon-musician and poet Patti Smith recalled strolling down the Coney Island Boardwalk to a refreshment stand, where "pictures of Jesus, President Kennedy, and the astronauts were taped to the wall behind the register." Such was the zeitgeist in the year of the moon. Yet this holy trinity of 1960s America would quickly fall apart. Although Jesus and John F. Kennedy remained iconic, by the time the Apollo Program came to a premature end just three years later few Americans mourned its passing. Why did support for the space program decrease so sharply by the early 1970s? Rooted in profound scientific and technological leaps, rational technocratic management, and an ambitious view of the universe as a realm susceptible to human mastery, the Apollo moon landings were the grandest manifestation of postwar American progress and seemed to prove that the United States could accomplish anything to which it committed its energies and resources. To the great dismay of its many proponents, however, NASA found the ground shifting beneath its feet as a fierce wave of anti-rationalism arose throughout American society, fostering a cultural environment in which growing numbers of Americans began to contest rather than embrace the rationalist values and vision of progress that Apollo embodied. Shifting the conversation of Apollo from its Cold War origins to larger trends in American culture and society, and probing an eclectic mix of voices from the era, including intellectuals, religious leaders, rock musicians, politicians, and a variety of everyday Americans, Matthew Tribbe paints an electrifying portrait of a nation in the midst of questioning the very values that had guided it through the postwar years as it began to develop new conceptions of progress that had little to do with blasting ever more men to the moon. No Requiem for the Space Age offers a narrative of the 1960s and 1970s unlike any told before, with the story of Apollo as the story of America itself in a time of dramatic cultural change"--
The nude beach notebook Scot, Barbara J., 1942-
"In this engaging new memoir, a loose sequel to her earlier Prairie Reunion, Barbara J. Scot explores her reluctance and longing to reconnect with a much-loved brother, lost to alcoholism for thirty years. Scot uses long, meditative walks on the 'clothing optional' beach of the idyllic Sauvie Island near Portland, Oregon, to explore family responsibility, time' passage, and faith. She weaves entries from her notebook--a record of the island's wildlife, descriptions of the "Odd Ones" she encounters on the beach, and stories about the native people who once lived on the river--with the main narrative, tracing her search for her brother, her close friendship with a fellow writer, and daily life on the moorage. Scot considers the uses of fiction and non-fiction in memory as well as in writing, the brevity and beauty of human existence, and the inscrutable, enduring mystery of death"--provided by publisher
A whale for the killing Mowat, Farley.
A poetry handbook : [prose guide to understanding and writing poetry] Oliver, Mary, 1935-
Offers advice on reading and writing poetry, and discusses imitation, sound, the line, poem forms, free verse, diction, imagery, revision, and workshops.
"The follow-up to the bestselling Paper Works, this title continues the exploration of paper as the ultimate artists' material. From an award-winning documentary to a nationally touring museum exhibition, paper is no longer a blank canvas for other media, but has become the media itself. Follow artists and designers from around the world who cut, fold and sculpt paper to new heights of creativity, and develop new techniques that open up doors of expression. In two or three dimensions, full color or monochromatic, the effects are limitless. Some designs are geometric, creating real or imagined cityscapes, others delicately trace the fluidity of a jellyfish's tentacles or the movement of water. Projects include fashion, jewelry and furniture design, origami, sculpture and installation art"--Publisher's web site.
The case against the Supreme Court Chemerinsky, Erwin, author.
Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the country's leading constitutional lawyers, shows that this is nonsense and always has been. The Court is made up of fallible individuals who base decisions on their own biases. Today, the Roberts Court is promoting a conservative agenda under the guise of following a neutral methodology, but notorious decisions, such as Bush vs. Gore and United Citizens, are hardly recent exceptions. This devastating book details, case by case, how the Court has largely failed throughout American history at its most important tasks and at the most important times. Only someone of Chemerinsky's stature and breadth of knowledge could take on this controversial topic. Powerfully arguing for term limits for justices and a reassessment of the institution as a whole. The Case Against the Supreme Court is a timely and important book that will be widely read and cited for decades to come.
Open secret : the global banking conspiracy that swindled investors out of billions Arvedlund, Erin, author.
"Following her national bestseller Too Good to Be True, the inside story of the Bernie Madoff scandal, Erin Arvedlund brings her reporting chops and deep financial expertise to the first book to tell the full story of the Libor scandal. In 2012, news broke that a group of young, chummy bankers had, for years, been colluding to manipulate the London Interbank Offered Rate--the interest rate that determines how money is borrowed and lent throughout the world. They set the Libor higher or lower to suit each others' needs, while ordinary savers and investors suffered without even knowing it. It was a classic "open secret" among competitors that cost countless victims as much as $1 trillion. Arvedlund takes us behind the scenes of elite firms like Barclays Capital, where twenty-something masters of the universe played fast and loose, while their bosses looked the other way. She also examines the failures of prominent regulators and other officials"--
The getaway car : a Donald Westlake nonfiction miscellany Westlake, Donald E., author.
"Collection of published and unpublished gems: a memoir about learning to write, an imaginary interview between Westlake's various identities, essays on writing, introductions, and letters to writers like Stephen King and Brian Garfield. A true miscellany, this includes a piece by Abigail Westlake, a recipe for "May's Famous Tuna Casserole" and a 'Midnight snack'."--From the publisher.
The poet and the vampyre : the curse of Byron and the birth of literature's greatest monsters Stott, Andrew McConnell, 1969- author.
Love affairs, literary rivalries, and the supernatural collide in an inspired journey to Lake Geneva, where Byron, the Shelleys, and John Polidori come together to create literature's greatest monsters.
The man who listens to horses Roberts, Monty, 1935-
A real-life "horse whisperer" discusses his unconventional and gentle equine training methods, his unique ability to communicate with horses, and the applications of his communication skills in the corporate world.
Once in the West Wiman, Christian, 1966-
Keeping the bees : why all bees are at risk and what we can do to save them Packer, Laurence Dennis Marchant, 1955-
Please stop helping us : how liberals make it harder for Blacks to succeed Riley, Jason (Jason L.)
The author believes that "many efforts by liberals to help the black underclass not only fail but often harm the intended beneficiaries. The intentions behind welfare programs may be noble, but in practice they have slowed the self-development that was necessary for other groups to advance. Minimum-wage laws may lift earnings for people who are already employed, but they also have a long history of pricing blacks out of the labor force. Affirmative action in higher education was intended to address past discrimination, but the result is fewer black college graduates ... than would have existed in the absence racial preferences"--
Fight like a girl : the power of being a woman Bevere, Lisa.
Communion : the female search for love hooks, bell, 1952-
Politics is a joke! : how TV comedians are remaking political life Lichter, S. Robert.
Are late-night comedians merely entertaining, or do they have the power to influence the way we think about politics and politicians? The authors examine the historical context of political humor and demonstrate how the public turn to this venue for political information, and are in turn affected by it. They conduct an analysis of political jokes on late night TV shows dating back to 1992 in order to pinpoint the main targets and themes of late-night comedy.
Everyday vegan eats : family favorites from my kitchen to yours Dever, Zsu, 1972-
Hands-on programming with R Grolemund, Garrett, author.
The food book : a journey through the great cuisines of the world.
A journey through the great cuisines of the world. Markets, street food, fine dining or raucous family feasts whether you travel to eat, or you re a foodie tied to your kitchen chair at home, you'll find plenty in these pages to satisfy your list for new flavors, textures and aromas. Journey through countries with the richest and proudest culinary traditions. Explore each country s essential produce, defining dishes, and culture of preparing, eating and celebrating with food. Discover the best fare to sample, and even the off recipe to try at home.
The banh mi handbook : recipes for crazy-delicious Vietnamese sandwiches Nguyen, Andrea Quynhgiao.
"A cookbook devoted to the beloved Vietnamese sandwich, with 50 recipes ranging from classic fillings to innovative modern combinations. The Banh Mi Handbook opens a new realm of flavor for cooks who are tired of the same old sandwiches. Who can resist the addictive combination of crisp baguette, succulent fillings (such as grilled pork, roast chicken, or "the special," which is loaded with garlicky pork liver pâte and thin slices of Vietnamese cold-cuts) and toppings (like tangy daikon and carrot pickles, thin chile slices, refreshing cucumber strips, and pungent cilantro sprigs)? Banh mi are the epitome of delicious street food, and their popularity has skyrocketed in the US in recent years. Respected food writer Andrea Nguyen's simple recipes for proteins, condiments, pickles, and more are a great introduction for those looking to venture into Vietnamese cuisine but who are intimidated by complicated recipes"--
Trans bodies, trans selves : a resource for the transgender community
"There is no one way to be transgender. Transgender and gender non-conforming people have many different ways of understanding their gender identities. Only recently have sex and gender been thought of as separate concepts, and we have learned that sex (traditionally thought of as physical or biological) is as variable as gender (traditionally thought of as social). While trans people share many common experiences, there is immense diversity within trans communities. There are an estimated 700,000 transgendered individuals in the US and 15 million worldwide. Even still, there's been a notable lack of organized information for this sizable group. Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is a revolutionary resource-a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide for transgender people, with each chapter written by transgender or genderqueer authors. Inspired by Our Bodies, Ourselves, the classic and powerful compendium written for and by women, Trans Bodies, Trans Selves is widely accessible to the transgender population, providing authoritative information in an inclusive and respectful way and representing the collective knowledge base of dozens of influential experts. Each chapter takes the reader through an important transgender issue, such as race, religion, employment, medical and surgical transition, mental health topics, relationships, sexuality, parenthood, arts and culture, and many more. Anonymous quotes and testimonials from transgender people who have been surveyed about their experiences are woven throughout, adding compelling, personal voices to every page. In this unique way, hundreds of viewpoints from throughout the community have united to create this strong and pioneering book. It is a welcoming place for transgender and gender-questioning people, their partners and families, students, professors, guidance counselors, and others to look for up-to-date information on transgender life"--
Walk into the Dark Ages : discover the greatest Early Medieval sites of Britain and Ireland Bevan, Bill, Dr., author.
Following the acclaimed Walk Into Prehistory, Walk Into the Dark Ages explores approximately 40 of Britain and Ireland's most important and impressive Dark Ages sites and monuments, providing a beautifully illustrated guidebook for the armchair traveller.
Rest in pieces : the curious fates of famous corpses Lovejoy, Bess.
IN THE LONG RUN, WE'RE ALL DEAD. But for some of the most influential figures in history, death marked the start of a new adventure. The famous deceased have been stolen, burned, sold, pickled, frozen, stuffed, impersonated, and even filed away in a lawyer's office. Their fingers, teeth, toes, arms, legs, skulls, hearts, lungs, and nether regions have embarked on voyages that crisscross the globe and stretch the imagination. Counterfeiters tried to steal Lincoln's corpse. Einstein's brain went on a cross-country road trip. And after Lord Horatio Nelson perished at Trafalgar, his sailors submerged him in brandy--which they drank. From Mozart to Hitler, Rest in Pieces connects the lives of the famous dead to the hilarious and horrifying adventures of their corpses, and traces the evolution of cultural attitudes toward death.--Publisher's description.
With liberty and dividends for all : how to save our middle class when jobs don't pay enough Barnes, Peter, 1942-
"Journalist and business leader Barnes offers new understanding of why our middle class is withering and a powerful new solution for how to restore the middle class, reduce inequality, and make our economy more fair, prosperous, and sustainable"--
Make it mighty ugly : exercises & advice for getting creative even when it ain't pretty Werker, Kim P. author.
"Fans of DIY projects and crafts will conquer their fear of failure and create their own masterpieces using this fun and inspiring handbook. Get Crafty. Make Great Stuff. Be Creative! The number one fear of all creative types--crafters, DIYers, makers, artists--is that failure lurks right around the corner. Crafty blogger and creativity guru Kim Piper Werker urges everyone to pick up their pen or paintbrush or scissors and make something mighty ugly: get that "failure" out of the way. This friendly book offers up a multi-pronged approach to overcoming creative fears through inspiring essays and anecdotes, interviews, exercises and prompts, and sage advice from all over the creative spectrum to help individuals slay their creative demons"--
A field guide to happiness : what I learned in Bhutan about living, loving, and waking up Leaming, Linda, 1954-
Created to need a help meet : a marriage guide for men Pearl, Michael.
The upside of your dark side : why being your whole self-- not just your "good" self-- drives success and fulfillment Kashdan, Todd, author.
"In The Upside of Your Dark Side, two pioneering researchers in the field of psychology show that while mindfulness, kindness, and positivity can take us far, they cannot take us all the way. Sometimes, they can even hold us back. Emotions such as anger, anxiety, guilt, and sadness might feel uncomfortable, but it turns out that they are also incredibly useful. For instance: - Anger fuels creativity - Guilt sparks improvement - Self-doubt enhances performance - In the same vein, we can become wiser and more effective when we harness the darker parts of our personality in certain situations. For instance: - Selfishness increases courage - Mindlessness leads to better decisions - The key lies in what the authors call "emotional, social, and mental agility," the ability to access our full range of emotions and behavior-not just the "good" ones-in order to respond most effectively to whatever situation we might encounter. Drawing on years of scientific research and a wide array of real-life examples including sports, the military, parenting, education, romance, business, and more, The Upside of Your Dark Side is a refreshing reality check that shows us how we can truly maximize our potential. With an appreciation of our entire psychological toolkit, we become whole-which allows us to climb the highest peaks and handle the deepest valleys"--
The news sorority : Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour-- and the (ongoing, imperfect, complicated) triumph of women in TV news Weller, Sheila.
For decades, women battered the walls of the male fortress of television journalism, until finally three -- Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Christiane Amanpour - broke through, definitively remaking America's nightly news. Drawing on exclusive interviews with their colleagues and intimates from childhood on, bestselling author Sheila Weller crafts a lively and eye-opening narrative, revealing the combination of ambition, skill, and character that enabled these three singular women to infiltrate the once impenetrable "boys club" and become cultural icons.
The forgotten fifties : America's decade from the archives of Look magazine Conaway, James, author.
Dog food logic : making smart decisions for your dog in an age of too many choices Case, Linda P.
Lullabies Leav, Lang.
Orgasmic birth : your guide to a safe, satisfying, and pleasurable birth experience Davis, Elizabeth, 1950-
More than two : a practical guide to ethical polyamory Veaux, Franklin, author.
The tenth muse : my life in food Jones, Judith, 1924-
From a legendary editor who has helped to shape modern cookbook publishing--the force behind the publication of Julia Childs "Mastering the Art of French Cooking"--comes an evocative and inspiring memoir that includes more than 50 recipes.
Psychic navigator : harnessing your inner guidance Holland, John, 1961- author.
Secret garden of survival : how to grow a camouflaged food forest Austin, Rick.
"This book is a simple, straight forward, step by step approach to creating your own secret garden of survival, on any size lot, in just one growing season"--Cover.
Strangers have the best candy : how talking to strangers leads to a life of crazy adventure and lasting friendship Schulte, Margaret Meps, author.
College study : the essential ingredients Lipsky, Sally A.
Demystifying the out-of-body experience : a practical manual for exploration and personal evolution Minero, Luis, 1972-
Klondike women : true tales of the 1897-98 Gold Rush Mayer, Melanie J., 1945-
Collects photographs and accounts of the adventures of women on the trails to the Klondike gold fields.
Dior glamour : photographs from 1952 to 1962 Shaw, Mark, 1922-1969, photographer.
"A collection of the lavish and iconic gowns of Christian Dior, from the 1950s and 1960s, captured by the legendary photographer Mark Shaw. Iconic photographer Mark Shaw documented the ultra-exclusive Parisian fashion world, focusing on Paris's long-standing top couturier Christian Dior. Shaw's photographs--some of the first fashion photographs ever shot in color--capture the most stunning and extraordinary fashion of the era. This lavish volume embodies the glamour of that time, from rare moments of Christian Dior during fittings to editorial-style photographs of models, socialites, and actresses posing in Dior's ballgowns, day suits, and haute couture collections. Shaw's photojournalistic style changed fashion photography forever: his approach was to photograph wide, giving the subject a sense of context, creating an environment as exquisitely transformative as the subject and garment. With an eye for intimacy and opulence, this book features more than 200 color and black-and-white photographs, many never published before, having only recently been found in a secret vault by his estate."--Amazon.com.
Chris Stein Stein, Chris, 1950- author, photographer.
Fermented vegetables : creative recipes for fermenting 64 vegetables & herbs in krauts, kimchis, brined pickles, chutneys, relishes & pastes Shockey, Kirsten, author.
Extreme close-up photography and focus stacking Cremona, Julian, author.
This practical book explains what is meant by macro photography and how to get even closer to your subject: not just a close-up of a butterfly, but details of the eye and wing scales. These techniques, suited to any budget, look at ways to photograph virtually any creature, whether terrestrial, marine, or from freshwater.
The Southern cake book.
For a really special dessert, look no further than a home-made cake. With easy-to-follow techniques, plus kitchen secrets and tips, any home baker can make a Southern cake worth bragging about!
The goaltenders' union : hockey's greatest puckstoppers, acrobats, and flakes Oliver, Greg, author.
In hockey, goalies have always been a contradiction--solitary men in a team game, the last line of defense and the stalwarts expected to save the day after any and every miscue and collapse from his teammates. It's no wonder that anyone who played the position has had his sanity questioned, yet some of the biggest innovations in the game have come from its puckstoppers. In The Goaltenders' Union, Greg Oliver and Richard Kamchen talk to more than 60 keepers of yesterday and today, finding common threads to their stories, and in dozens of interviews about them with other coaches and players. From Gilles "Gratoony the Loony" Gratton, who refused to play because the moon was out of alignment with Jupiter, to Jonathan Quick, the athletically gifted master keeper of today's game, the book is an entertaining and enlightening peek behind the mask.
Changing the way we die : compassionate end-of-life care and the hospice movement Smith, Fran (Journalist), author.
There's a quiet revolution happening in the way we die. More than 1.5 million Americans a year die in hospice care-nearly 44 percent of all deaths-and a vast industry has sprung up to meet the growing demand. Once viewed as a New Age indulgence, hospice is now a $14 billion business and one of the most successful segments in health care. This book takes a broad, penetrating look at the hospice landscape, through gripping stories of real patients, families, and doctors, as well as the corporate giants that increasingly own the market. It is a resource for anyone who wants to be prepared to face life's most challenging and universal event. You will learn: Hospice use is soaring, yet most people come too late to get the full benefits. With the age tsunami, it becomes even more critical for families and patients to choose end-of-life care wisely. Hospice at its best is much more than a way to relieve the suffering of dying. It is a way to live. -- Provided by publisher.
Lore of running Noakes, Timothy, 1949-
Discusses the details of physiology, biochemistry, racing, injuries, and tips for different aspects of running, and covers training methods, genetic versus trainable potential, information on programs--including those for marathons--from various experts, and a look at legendary figures and events in the history of the sport.
To make men free : a history of the Republican Party Richardson, Heather Cox.
"In To Make Men Free, celebrated historian Heather Cox Richardson traces the shifting ideology of the Grand Old Party from the antebellum era to the Great Recession, showing how Republicans' ideological vacillations have had terrible repercussions for minorities, the middle class, and America at large."--from publisher's description.
Frankenstein Horton, Robert, 1958- author.
James Whale's Frankenstein (1931) spawned a phenomenon that has been rooted in world culture for decades. This cinematic Prometheus has generated countless sequels, remakes, rip-offs, and parodies in every media, and this granddaddy of cult movies constantly renews its followers in each generation. Along with an in-depth critical reading of the original 1931 film, this book tracks Frankenstein the monster's heavy cultural tread from Mary Shelley's source novel to today's Internet chat rooms. --Back cover.
Studio life : rituals, collections, tools, and observations on the artistic process Trigg, Sarah, 1973-
The Field of Cloth of Gold Richardson, Glenn.
"Glenn Richardson provides the first history in more than four decades of a major Tudor event: an extraordinary international gathering of Renaissance rulers unparalleled in its opulence, pageantry, controversy, and mystery. Throughout most of the late medieval period, from 1300 to 1500, England and France were bitter enemies, often at war or on the brink of it. In 1520, in an effort to bring conflict to an end, England's monarch, Henry VIII, and Francis I of France agreed to meet, surrounded by virtually their entire political nations, at "the Field of Cloth of Gold." In the midst of a spectacular festival of competition and entertainment, the rival leaders hoped to secure a permanent settlement between them, as part of a European-wide "Universal Peace." Richardson offers a bold new appraisal of this remarkable historical event, describing the preparations and execution of the magnificent gathering, exploring its ramifications, and arguing that it was far more than the extravagant elitist theater and cynical charade it historically has been considered to be"--
Healing with the angels : how the angels can assist you in every area of your life Virtue, Doreen, 1958-
The art of Bone Smith, Jeff, 1960 February 27-
Showcases artwork from the comic book "Bone" that encompasses everything from pencil roughs to original pages and finished covers that span the life of the comic, from the artist's first sketches in fourth grade to the last issue published in 2004.
The life and times of Call the midwife : the official companion to seasons one and two Thomas, Heidi, 1967-
Go behind the scenes of both seasons of the BBC/PBS television show, Call the midwife. Learn how Jennifer Worth's experiences as a midwife among the slums and buzzing dockyards of London's East End in the fifties were brought to life through flawlessly re-created fifties fashions and homes. Immerse yourself in a world that provides a glimpse of history.
The English country house garden Plumptre, George, author.
No saints around here : a caregiver's days Toth, Susan Allen, author.
Out of the blue : six non-medication ways to relieve depression O'Hanlon, Bill, 1952- author.
The 12 bottle bar : a dozen bottles, hundreds of cocktails, a new way to drink Solmonson, David, author.
It's a system, a tool kit, a recipe book. Beginning with one ... idea--a complete home bar of just 12 key bottles--here's how to make more than 200 classic and unique mixed drinks, including sours, slings, toddies, and highballs, plus a martini, Manhattan, and mint julep.
Mourning headband for Hue : an account of the battle for Hue, Vietnam 1968 Nhã Ca, 1939- author.
"Vietnam, January, 1968. As the citizens of Hue are preparing to celebrate Tet, the start of the Lunar New Year, Nhã Ca arrives in the city to attend her father's funeral. Without warning, war erupts all around them, drastically changing or cutting short their lives. After a month of fighting, their beautiful city lies in ruins and thousands of people are dead. Mourning Headband for Hue tells the story of what happened during the fierce North Vietnamese offensive and is an unvarnished and riveting account of war as experienced by ordinary people caught up in the violence"--
Wisdom for home preservers : 500 tips for pickling, canning, curing, smoking, and more Ripley, Robin, author.
"This book features 500 tips and techniques, ten chapters (one for each method) provide detailed, practical information, including storing and troubleshooting, while basic recipes help novice home preservers get started"--
My life as a foreign country Turner, Brian, 1967-
"In this ... memoir, award-winning poet Brian Turner retraces his war experience--pre-deployment to combat zone, homecoming to aftermath. Free of self-indulgence or self-glorification, his account combines recollection with the imagination's efforts to make reality comprehensible. Across time, he seeks parallels in the histories of others who have gone to war, especially his taciturn grandfather (World War II), father (Cold War), and uncle (Vietnam). Turner also offers something that is truly rare in a memoir of violent conflict--he sees through the eyes of the enemy, imagining his way into the experience of the 'other'"--Provided by publisher.
Mass incarceration on trial : a remarkable court decision and the future of prisons in America Simon, Jonathan, 1959- author.
Mass Incarceration on Trial examines a series of landmark decisions about prison conditions-culminating in Brown v. Plata, decided in May 2011 by the U.S. Supreme Court-that has opened an unexpected escape route from this trap of "tough on crime" politics. This set of rulings points toward values that could restore legitimate order to American prisons and, ultimately, lead to the demise of mass incarceration. This book offers a provocative and brilliant reading to the end of mass incarceration.
The sushi lover's cookbook : easy-to-prepare sushi for every occasion Umemura, Yumi.
Fabric play : change the fabric, change the quilt Moore, Deanne.
Cat person Kim, Seo.
"Cat Person is a collection of comics by cartoonist Seo Kim. Begun as a personal challenge to create daily, the comics feature a variety of themes from the silly to the serious. Characterized by a charming drawing style and frequently featuring the cartoonist and her farcical feline Jimmy, these are the best Sunday comics you've never seen."--Amazon.com
The mad, mad, mad world of climatism : mankind and climate change mania Goreham, Steve.
Using figures, cartoons, and whimsical sidebars, Steve Goreham describes our crazy world, which is far down the primrose path of global warming fantasy. Contrary to popular consensus, global warming is natural and cars are innocent. But this book is not short on science. Goreham uses charts, graphs, and references to dozens of scientific papers to support his arguments. He shows that icecap melting, stronger storms, polar bear extinction, and many other climate fears are unfounded.
Weekend projects for your classic Corvette 1953-1982 Benford, Tom.
Waking the Buddha : how the most dynamic and empowering Buddhist movement in history is changing our concept of religion Strand, Clark, 1957- author.
"Is there more to Buddhism than sitting in silent meditation? Is modern Buddhism relevant to the problems of daily life? Does it empower individuals to transform their lives? Or has Buddhism become too detached, so still and quiet that the Buddha has fallen asleep? Waking the Buddha tells the story of the Soka Gakkai International, the largest, most dynamic Buddhist movement in the world today--and the one that has done more than any other to wake up and shake up Buddhism so it can once again work in ordinary people's lives. Drawing on his long personal experience as a Buddhist teacher, journalist and editor, Clark Strand offers broad insight into how and why the Soka Gakkai, with its commitment to social justice and its egalitarian approach, has become a role model, not only for other schools of Buddhism, but for other religions as well. Readers will be inspired by the struggles and triumphs of the Soka Gakkai's three founding presidents--individuals who staked their lives on the teachings of the Lotus Sutra...and on the extraordinary power of those teachings to help people become happy. These three men dared to revolutionize Buddhism by restoring it to its true purpose: to help people transform their lives and the world they live in. The result is a uniquely relevant form of Buddhism--one that "just makes sense" to the modern mind and is ready to meet the challenges of a global age. Waking the Buddha will appeal to anyone who wants something more out of Buddhism--or any religion-- as it explores the foundations of the Soka Gakkai's practical spiritual path in which people take the principles of Buddhism and put them to work in everyday life"--
Dental herbalism : natural therapies for the mouth Alexander, Leslie M. (Leslie Meredith)
"Details the use of 41 safe and effective herbs for the mouth, explores  common conditions that affect the mouth, such as gingivitis, periodontitis, acid reflux, and tooth loss, provides recipes for herbal toothpastes, mouth rinses, pain-relieving poultices, and teas for prevention and daily care, examines infant and toddler oral care, including remedies for teething and thrush"--Amazon.com.
Chasing shadows : the Nixon tapes, the Chennault affair, and the origins of Watergate Hughes, Ken, 1964-
"This book, based on research on and transcripts of the Nixon, Johnson, and Kennedy White House presidential recordings as well as other contemporary sources, reveals for the first time the origins of the 'Plumbers' (the Special Investigations Unit) and Nixon's policy of illegal break-ins for partisan political gain, which led to Watergate, its cover-up, and Nixon's resignation. The e-book links to extended transcripts and audio files of the presidential recordings"--Provided by publisher.
In the name of Jesus : reflections on Christian leadership : with study guide for groups and individuals Nouwen, Henri J. M.
Ruminates on the problems, and possible solutions, in today's Christian leadership, offering a rethinking of how to lead, one based more firmly on divine guidance.
Selected poems Ford, Mark, 1962 June 24- author.
The Arab uprisings explained : new contentious politics in the Middle East
The 21-day belly fix : the doctor-designed diet plan for a clean gut and a slimmer waist Bhatia, Tasneem.
"A leading integrative physician shares a groundbreaking 21-day eating plan to shed pounds, accelerate metabolism, balance your digestive system, improve gut function, and feel better every day--without dieting! There are one hundred trillion reasons losing weight and staying healthy are so hard: That's the number of bacteria living in your digestive system--good bugs and bad that influence everything from how much fat you store to whether or not you'll get arthritis, diabetes, or Alzheimer's. As medical director of the Atlanta Center for Holistic and Integrative Medicine, Tasneem Bhatia, M.D., is an expert in unlocking the mystery of the gut and probiotic health. Combining the latest research and cutting-edge science with proven alternative nutritional remedies, Dr. Taz has developed a simple plan--that has worked for thousands of her own patients--that aims to reprogram your digestive system, help fight disease, and strip away pounds in just 21 days! The 21-Day Belly Fix accelerates metabolism, increases energy, and jump-starts weight loss immediately. Once "fixed," you'll continue to feel the benefits. Drop pounds in as few as 21 days, with more to come after your digestive bacteria is balanced. Speed up your metabolism with the help of research that proves a direct link between your gut bacteria and how quickly you burn fat. Reduce inflammation and rebalance your body to help fight diabetes, arthritis, Alzheimer's, skin disorders, and more. Find focus and clarity with the help of simple and delicious foods that feed the healthy microorganisms in your gut--and fight the bad ones! The 21-Day Belly Fix is the final word on what researchers call your "second brain" and the simple ways that fixing your diet--instead of committing to a long-term food-banishing plan--can get your gut out of the gutter and help you to start feeling great. With delicious recipes and easy swaps, The 21-Day Belly Fix is the ultimate weight-loss plan!"--
Hand-stitched home : projects to sew with Pendleton & other wools Beal, Susan.
"These patterns are for making home goods and accessories that are like no others. Author Susan Beal, working in partnership with Pendleton Mills, presents a collection of modern heirloom projects to sew and enjoy for generations. From the sweet, simple primer on techniques (working with wool fabrics, hand-stitching, machine sewing, and quilting) to each individual project's detailed instructions (with tips on cutting, pressing, top-stitching, hand-tying, and more) Susan's passion for sewing shines through. Each project is rated from 1 sheep to 3 sheep, according to difficulty, and there are helpful box-feature guides throughout--helpful advice for everything from substituting fabrics to matching plaids to fabric care. On every page, readers will discover just how gratifying sewing can be"--
Wisdom for home brewers : 500 tips & recipes for making great beer Bruning, Ted.
"This book is a collection of 500 brewing tips plus basic recipes for different kinds of beer, with practical instruction for beginners with more detailed, obscure, and even a little surprising information for those who've been at it for years"--
Pregnancy for dummies Stone, Joanne, author.
Packed with new information, and the latest developments in medical technology, this is your go-to guide on everything you'll encounter during the first, second, and third trimesters--and beyond. Includes a week-by-week overview of pregnancy, advice for dealing with physical and emotional changes, what to expect from different types of pregnancies, how to discern false labor from the real thing, how to take care of yourself and your newborn after delivery, and more.
The language of dogs Silver, Justin, author.
The star of the television show "Dog in the City" presents his advice on dog training, emphasizing the importance of knowing a dog's unique personality and focusing on positive commands.
Radically normal Kelley, Josh, 1973-
A slip of the keyboard : collected nonfiction Pratchett, Terry.
"A collection of essays and other nonfiction spanning Terry Pratchett's entire career, from his early years to the present day. A collection of essays and other nonfiction spanning Terry Pratchett's entire career, from his early years to the present day"--
Making David into Goliath : how the world turned against Israel Muravchik, Joshua, author.
"In the Six Day War of 1967, polls showed that Americans favored Israel over the Arabs by overwhelming margins while in Europe support for Israel ran even higher. In the UN Security Council, a British resolution essentially gave Israel the terms of peace it sought, and when the Arabs and their Soviet backers tried to counteract this in the General Assembly they fell short of the necessary votes. Fast forward forty years and Israel had become perhaps the most reviled country in the world. True, Americans remained constant in their sympathy for the Jewish state, but America stood virtually alone while almost all the rest of the world treated Israel as a pariah. What had caused this remarkable turnabout? Joshua Muravchik traces the process by which material pressures and intellectual seductions reshaped world opinion. First, terrorist intimidation, oil blackmail, and the sheer weight of Arab and Muslim numbers gave the world powerful inducements to back the Arab cause. Then, a prevalent new paradigm of Leftist orthodoxy, in which class struggle was supplanted by the noble struggles of people of color, created a lexicon of rationales to take sides against Israel. Thus could nations behave cravenly while striking a high-minded pose in aligning themselves on the Middle East conflict. "--
America's great hiking trails Berger, Karen, 1959- author.
A father God blesses Countryman, Jack.
Comfort prayers : prayers and poems to comfort, encourage, and inspire
The one year hearing his voice devotional : 365 days of intimate communication with God Tiegreen, Chris.
Halley's Bible handbook Halley, Henry Hampton, 1874-1965.
Presents a guide to understanding the Bible, based on the New International Version, and features background on the Bible, prayers, and other supplemental materials, including maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Yoga for warriors : basic training in strength, resilience, and peace of mind Birch, Beryl Bender.
Stalking shadows : the most chilling experiences of a paranormal investigator Chestnut, Debi.
The demon's brood : a history of the Plantagenet dynasty Seward, Desmond, 1935-
A vivid and colorful history of the most dominant royal dynasty in English history, from Richard the Lionheart and Edward the Black Prince to Henry IV and Richard III.
The blue box : three lives in letters Bingham, Sallie, author.
"This family history centered around three women from three generations spans the Civil War through the Jazz Age. Fans of Sallie Bingham's work will especially appreciate her parents Mary and Barry's romance that unfolds in letters and finally results in marriage. Bingham beautifully demonstrates an inheritance of emotion, morality, ideology, and most lasting of all, irreverence. Sallie Bingham has published four short story collections, four novels, a memoir, and several plays. Bingham was a director of the National Book Critics Circle, and founded the Kentucky Foundation for Women and the Sallie Bingham Archive for Women's Papers and Culture at Duke University"--
An age of license Knisley, Lucy, author, artist.
Cartoonist Lucy Knisley got an opportunity that most only dream of: a travel-expenses-paid trip to Europe and Scandinavia, thanks to a book tour. An Age of License is Knisley's comics travel memoir recounting her adventures. It's punctuated by whimsical visual devices, peppered with the cats she meets along the way, and, of course, features her hallmark -- drawings and descriptions of food that will make your mouth water. But it's not all kittens and raclette crêpes: Knisley's experiences are colored by anxieties, introspective self-inquiries, and quotidian revelations -- about traveling alone in unfamiliar countries, and about her life and career.
Midnight at the Pera Palace : the birth of modern Istanbul King, Charles, 1967- author.
"In this ... portrait of urban reinvention, Charles King re-creates an era when an ancient city became a global crossroads--a forgotten moment when Europe's closest Muslim metropolis became its vital port of refuge"--Provided by publisher.
I work at a public library : a collection of crazy stories from the stacks Sheridan, Gina.
From a patron's missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks, Sheridan showcases the oddities that have come across her circulation desk: encounters with local eccentrics, bizarre reference requests, and heart-warming stories of patrons who roam the stacks every day.
Monique and the mango rains : two years with a midwife in Mali Holloway, Kris.
"Story of a rare friendship between a young Peace Corps volunteer [Holloway] and a midwife who became a legend. Monique Dembele saved lives and dispensed hope in a place where childbirth is a life-and-death matter. This book tells of her unquenchable passion to better the lives of women and children in the face of poverty, unhappy marriages, and endless backbreaking work. Monique's buoyant humor and willingness to defy tradition were uniquely hers. In the course of this deeply personal narrative, as readers immerse themselves in the rhythms of West African village life, they come to know Monique as friend, mother, and inspired woman." -- P.  pf cover.
Animated animal toys in wood : 20 projects that walk, wobble & roll Wakefield, David.
Craft your stash : transforming craft closet treasures into gifts, home décor & more Fulmer, Lisa, author.
Scroll saw workbook : learn to use your scroll saw in 25 skill-building chapters Nelson, John A., 1935-
Brush marker magic : surprisingly simple color effects for cards, scrapbooks, and other paper art projects Browning, Marie.
"Use brilliantly colored markers to add dazzling accents to handmade cards, envelopes, gift tags, scrapbook pages, or any other papercraft project. This essential guide teaches you fantastic brush marker techniques for sketching, stamping, art-journaling, and more."--Page 4 of cover.
The modern flower painter : creating vibrant botanical portraits in watercolour Mason, Anna, author.
Fight diabetes with vitamins and antioxidants Prasad, Kedar N.
"A resource on the powerful benefits of micronutrients for diabetes treatment and prevention"--Provided by publisher.
Flight 232 : a story of disaster and survival Gonzales, Laurence, 1947-
As hundreds of rescue workers waited on the ground, United Airlines Flight 232 wallowed drunkenly over the bluffs northwest of Sioux City. The plane slammed onto the runway and burst into a vast fireball. The rescuers didn't move at first: nobody could possibly survive that crash. And then people began emerging from the summer corn that lined the runways. Miraculously, 184 of 296 passengers lived. No one has ever attempted the complete reconstruction of a crash of this magnitude. Drawing on interviews with hundreds of survivors, crew, and airport and rescue personnel, Laurence Gonzales, a commercial pilot himself, captures, minute by minute, the harrowing journey of pilots flying a plane with no controls and flight attendants keeping their calm in the face of certain death. He plumbs the hearts and minds of passengers as they pray, bargain with God, plot their strategies for survival, and sacrifice themselves to save others. Ultimately he takes us, step by step, through the gripping scientific detective work in super-secret labs to dive into the heart of a flaw smaller than a grain of rice that shows what brought the aircraft down. An unforgettable drama of the triumph of heroism over tragedy and human ingenuity over technological breakdown, Flight 232 is a masterpiece in the tradition of the greatest aviation stories ever told.
Cape Cod modern : midcentury architecture and community on the Outer Cape McMahon, Peter, 1957- author.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles : the ultimate visual history Farago, Andrew, author.
Discover the complete story of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for the first time-from their humble beginnings in black-and-white comics created in a home studio in Dover, New Hampshire, to their multimillion-dollar breakout success, and their position as four of the best-loved characters of all time. Featuring interviews with every key figure in the Turtles' evolution, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History presents the tale straight from the mouths of those who were there, including co-creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, animation legend Fred Wolf, creature effects maestro Brian Henson, and even the man behind the "Ninja Rap," Vanilla Ice. In visually stunning detail, this book explores each iteration of the Turtles from the past to the present, including the hit animation show from Nickelodeon and the Michael Bay-produced live-action movie from Paramount starring Megan Fox. Bringing together the rarest art and artifacts from three decades of TMNT comics, TV shows, and films, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History leaves no shell unturned!
Wheat belly total health : the ultimate grain-free health and weight-loss life plan Davis, William, 1957-
"Wheat Belly Total Health answers the question, "What's next in the battle against wheat?" In his follow-up to the mega bestseller, Wheat Belly, Dr. Davis helps his readers take command over their life and health in the aftermath of wheat. There are many strategies that will help heal the damage caused by years of a wheat-filled diet. And many of these lessons have been learned in the years since the original Wheat Belly was released, lessons played out on the broad public stage of over one million readers, all participating in this grand adventure.Reordering your life after wheat is about learning how to regain full metabolic, gastrointestinal, thyroid, cardiovascular, hormonal, sleep, neurological, bone, and joint health. Understanding the strategies and putting them to use can take health several steps higher, even if the reader has already had a major health success without wheat. In addition to achieving better health in many different areas, life performance also improves in virtually all settings. In the life after wheat, you'll feel unrestrained, unimpaired, and unstoppable! "--
The 20 something guide to getting it together : a step-by-step plan for surviving your quarterlife crisis Traina, Mary.
Is it time to toss out the Solo cups and grow up? Traina teaches you how to bust out of your rut, and move on to the next stage of your life as an adult.
The Warren Commission Report : a graphic investigation into the Kennedy assassination Mishkin, Daniel.
"Within days of the murder of President John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson appointed a seven-member commission to investigate the assassination report, the Warren Commission determined that there was "no credible evidence" conflicting with its conclusion of a lone gunman. Artist Ernie Colon, bestselling illustrator of "The 9/11 Report: A Graphic Adaptation," teams up with author Dan Mishkin to provide a unique means of testing the commission's findings, unraveling conflicting narratives side by side through graphic-novel techniques. "The Warren Commission Report: A Graphic Investigation into the Kennedy Assassination" breaks down how decisions in the days that followed the assassination not only shaped how the commission reconstructed events but also helped foster the conspiracy theories that play a part in American politics to this day."--Provided by publisher.
The big book of bowling Stallings, Howard.
Have yourself a homemade Christmas : scrumptious recipes, handmade crafts & heartfelt gifts to make your spirits bright.
A full-color book includes fun ideas for crafts and recipes that bring together the entire family and encourage creativity, featuring traceable shapes and designs, as well as recipes for every occasion, including edible gifts for loved ones, packaging ideas, hassle-free recipes, simple casseroles, holiday party favorites and classic Christmas dinners and desserts.
The unplugged woodshop : hand-crafted projects for the home & workshop Fidgen, Tom.
Writing history in the global era Hunt, Lynn, 1945- author.
"With history in ferment, leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters and how it should be written. George Orwell wrote that 'history is written by the winners.' Even if that seems a bit too cut-and-dried, we can say that history is always written from a viewpoint but that viewpoints change, sometimes radically. The history of workers, women, and minorities challenged the once-unquestioned dominance of the tales of great leaders and military victories. Then cultural studies--including feminism and queer studies--brought fresh perspectives, but those too have run their course. With globalization emerging as a major economic, cultural, and political force, Lynn Hunt examines whether it can reinvigorate the telling of history. In tandem, she proposes a sweeping reevaluation of individuals' agency and their place in society as the keys to understanding the way people and ideas interact. Writing History in the Global Era is bound to shake up the discipline and break new ground for historical studies"--Provided by publisher.
Thirteen days in September : Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David Wright, Lawrence, 1947- author.
With his hallmark insight into the forces at play in the Middle East and his acclaimed journalistic skill, Lawrence Wright takes us through each of the thirteen days of the Camp David conference, delving deeply into the issues and enmities between the two nations, explaining the relevant background to the conflict and to all the major participants at the conference, from the three heads of state to their mostly well-known seconds working furiously behind the scenes.
Killing Patton : the strange death of World War II's most audacious general O'Reilly, Bill.
Killing Patton takes readers inside the final year of the war and recounts the events surrounding Patton's tragic demise, naming names of the many powerful individuals who wanted him silenced.
The ultimate allergy-free cookbook : over 150 easy-to-make recipes that contain no milk, eggs, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, fish, or shellfish Zucker, Judi.
For too many people, the term "allergy free cooking" conjures images of bland and boring meals -- dishes that seem to be "missing something." But the fact is that meals can be made flavorful, appealing, satisfying, and healthful, and still eliminate common allergenic foods. Now, best-selling authors Judi and Shari Zucker have created a cookbook that will guide you in doing just that. The Ultimate Allergy-Free Cookbook is an exciting collection of over 150 delectable dishes that contain absolutely no eggs, cow's milk, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, or shellfish, the eight foods most likely to cause allergic reactions. --Publisher's description.
Hello Kitty crochet : supercute amigurumi patterns for Sanrio friends Lee, Mei Li.
Hello Kitty Crochet is all about kawaii: the supercute world of Hello Kitty and her friends meets the Japanese art of amigurumi, or crocheted dolls. With 25 cute and easy-to-make projects, Hello Kitty Crochet is as charming and fun as it is simple to follow.
Zero to one : notes on startups, or how to build the future Thiel, Peter A.
"EVERY MOMENT IN BUSINESS HAPPENS ONLY ONCE. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won't make a search engine. And the next Mark Zuckerberg won't create a social network. If you are copying these guys, you aren't learning from them. It's easier to copy a model than to make something new: doing what we already know how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But every time we create something new, we go from 0 to 1. The act of creation is singular, as is the moment of creation, and the result is something fresh and strange. Zero to One is about how to build companies that create new things. It draws on everything I've learned directly as a co-founder of PayPal and Palantir and then an investor in hundreds of startups, including Facebook and SpaceX. The single most powerful pattern I have noticed is that successful people find value in unexpected places, and they do this by thinking about business from first principles instead of formulas. Ask not, what would Mark do? Ask: WHAT VALUABLE COMPANY IS NOBODY BUILDING? "--
Fiddler on the roof Stein, Joseph, librettist.
Poems dead and undead
"An anthology of poems about ghosts, vampires, zombies, and demons, from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia up to the present"--
Israel : is it good for the Jews? Cohen, Richard M., author.
Part reportage, part memoir, a nationally syndicated columnist for The Washington Post since 1976 takes readers on a intimate journey through the history of Europe's Jews, while delving into his own Jewish history and sharing stories of his own relatives and his American boyhood.
The food dehydrating Bible : grow it. dry it. enjoy it! Markham, Brett L., author.
Designpop Roberts, Lisa S., author.
After Lincoln : how the north won the Civil War and lost the peace Langguth, A. J., 1933-2014.
Fifty places to paddle before you die : kayaking and rafting experts share the world's greatest destinations Santella, Chris, author.
In Fifty Places to Paddle Before You Die, the newest addition to the Fifty Places series, Chris Santella explores the best destinations for the diverse sport of paddling. The book features the world's top spots for kayaking, rafting, canoeing, and stand-up paddleboarding. Destinations include the Grand Canyon, Alaska's Kenai Peninsula, Baja California, Indonesia's Komodo Islands, and the Antarctic Peninsula, as recommended by paddling experts. Compelling travelogues are complemented by beautiful and vibrant photographs of the locations and travel tips to help readers experience the destinations for themselves.
Same-sex marriage : a thoughtful approach to God's design for marriage McDowell, Sean.
"Same-sex marriage is here, presenting unique challenges and opportunities. How do those who follow Christ faithfully answer the standard talking points for same-sex marriage? And how can they best articulate the case for one-man, one-woman marriage in everyday conversation? Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet believe a thoughtful approach to God's design for marriage is the answer to both questions. The key is not a contentious attitude towards those who believe in same-sex marriage, but a winsome perspective that is faithful to Christ, committed to truth and shaped by a love for God and others. Christians need to know that because Christ has risen, there is no such thing as "all hope is lost." They are still called to engage culture even if they are viewed as wrong, illegal and intolerant"--
10 commitments for dads McDowell, Josh, author.
The radiance sutras : 112 gateways to the yoga of wonder & delight Roche, Lorin.
Blue ribbon baking from a redneck kitchen Bryson, Francine, author.
Bryson shares her sought-after recipes and tips, full of her down-home Southern charm and sass. You'll bake up award-winning pies and irresistible treats that will make the round in your church group, bridge club, and moms group for years.
Seriously delish : 150 recipes for people who totally love food Merchant, Jessica, author.
"The eagerly awaited first cookbook from the wildly popular blog How Sweet Eats, Jessica Merchant, creator of the popular food blog How Sweet Eats, has now created her first cookbook, Seriously Delish. Her playfulness jumps off the page in her inventive and incredibly delicious recipes, such as Amaretto-Butternut Squash Soup with Cinnamon Toast Croutons, Mini Crab Cakes with Sweet Corn and Blueberry Salsa, and Fleur de Sel Caramel Bourbon Brownie Milk Shakes. Her sense of humor, which brings millions of visitors to her site, shows through in chapter titles like "Breakfast (for Dinner?)" and "Salad, Soups, and Vegetable-like Things (Ugh, if We Must)." Merchant makes food that people get excited about, nothing run-of-the-mill or expected. As an added bonus, all of the photographs in the book were taken by Merchant herself, giving her cookbook the personal touch that her fans love and newcomers will appreciate. Seriously Delish features imaginative recipes that are tasty and original and bring readers to a place where cooking becomes adventurous and food becomes fun"--
Vampira : dark goddess of horror Poole, W. Scott, 1971- author.
"The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. In Vampire, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both chilling conformity and the nascent rumblings of the countercultural response that led from the Beats and free jazz to the stirring of the LGBT movement and the hardcore punk scene in the bohemian enclave along Melrose Avenue. A veteran of the New York stage and late nights at Hollywood's hipster hangouts, Nurmi would eventually be linked to Elvis, Orson Welles, and James Dean, as well as stylist and photographer Rudi Gernreich, founder of the Mattachine Society and designer of the thong. Thanks to rumors of a romance between Vampira and James Dean, his tragic death inspired the circulation of stories that she had cursed him and, better yet, had access to his dead body for use in her dark arts. In Poole's expert hands, Vampira is more than the story of a highly creative artist continually reinventing herself, but a parable of the runaway housewife bursting the bounds of our straight-laced conventions with an exuberant display of camp, sex, and creative individuality that owed something to the morbid New Yorker cartoons of Charles Addams, the evil queen from Disney's Snow White, and the popular, underground bondage magazine Bizarre, and forward to the staged excesses of Madonna and Lady Gaga. Vampira is a wildly compelling tour through a forgotten piece of pop cultural history, one with both cultish and literary merit, sure to capture the imagination of Vampira fans new and old"--
Google : how Google works Schmidt, Eric, 1955 April 27-
"Jack Welch's Straight from the Gut was once the essential primer for managers, but today's leaders need a new playbook. In HOW GOOGLE WORKS, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg distill their decades of working in the high-tech industry into a practical and fun-to-read guide for those who want to succeed in an ever-changing business landscape. The book offers how-to advice on strategy, corporate culture, talent, decision-making, innovation, communication and dealing with disruption. The authors explain how the confluence of three seismic changes--the internet, mobile, and cloud computing--has shifted the balance of power between consumer and corporation. The companies that thrive will be the ones that create superior products and attract a new breed of multi-faceted employees whom the authors dub "smart creatives." The management maxims are illustrated with previously unreported anecdotes from Google's corporate history. "Back in 2010, Eric and I created an internal class for Google managers focusing on the lessons the management team learned the hard way," says Rosenberg. "The class slides all said 'Google confidential' until an employee suggested we uphold the spirit of openness and share them with the world. This book codifies the recipe for our secret sauce: how Google innovates and how Google empowers employees to succeed.""--
An indomitable beast : the remarkable journey of the jaguar Rabinowitz, Alan, 1953- author.
What to say when you don't know what to say Wright, H. Norman.
The struggle for Pakistan : a Muslim homeland and global politics Jalal, Ayesha, author.
How to survive anywhere : a guide for urban, suburban, rural, and wilderness environments Nyerges, Christopher, author.
This unique book teaches basic survival skills needed to keep you alive and healthy in the woods, suburbs, and city. It focuses on primary areas of concern - - water, fire, food, shelter, clothing, tools, and weapons -- describing in detail practices applicable to all environments.
The secret life of angels Rhodes, Ron.
Families where grace is in place : [building a home free of manipulation, legalism, and shame] VanVonderen, Jeffrey.
"Drawing on both his professional counseling and personal experience the author shows readers how to nurture God-honoring family relationships free of manipulation, legalism, and shame. The new [second] edition includes discussion questions for groups and for individuals or couples" --Provided by publisher.
Transgender history Stryker, Susan.
"Transgender History covers American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today. Transgender History takes a chronological approach to the subject of transgender history, with each chapter covering major movements, writings, and events. Chapter 1 covers the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following World War II. Chapter 2 addresses trans radicalism and social change, which spanned from 1966 with the publication of The Transsexual Phenomenon, and lasted through the early 1970s. Chapter 3 focuses on the mid-'70s to 1990--the era of identity politics and the changes witnessed in trans circles through these years. Chapters 4 and 5 are broken into the gender issues witnessed through the '90s and '00s, respectively. Sidebars highlight quotes from major texts and speeches in transgender history, and others will feature brief biographies of key players. First-person narratives from transgender memoirs are excerpted and treatments of transgenderism in popular culture are also discussed."--Publisher's description.
Train : the definitive visual history.
Featuring amazing images of trains, virtual tours of engines, and profiles of key innovators, designers, and engineers, Train: The Definitive Visual History traces the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high speed bullet trains. Comprehensive catalogs feature the most important trains from each period, exploring in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and follows the development of trains from early steam to Diesel engines and modern electronic locomotives. Beautiful photographs and detailed maps explore some of the world's most impressive rail routes from South Africa to Siberia, including the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, the trans-Siberian Railway, and the high-speed Japanese Tokaido Shinkansen line. Includes 2 exclusive prints.
Gertie sews vintage casual : a modern guide to sportswear styles of the 1940s and 1950s Hirsch, Gretchen, 1979- author.
The mid-20th century was an amazing time for American women's fashion! Following the war, women started looking to American designers rather than French couture houses for inspiration and to demand clothing they could move in, even play in. In this follow-up to Gertie's New Book for Better Sewing, Gretchen "Gertie" Hirsch celebrates the classic casual styles that icons like Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, and Rosie the Riveter made famous--think wide-legged trousers, fitted capri pants, beach rompers, shorts, knit tops, jeans, and day dresses. In Part I, Hirsch introduces key techniques for sportswear construction--from working with knit fabrics to the intricacies of pant-making--and in Part II, she showcases a 30-plus-piece vintage-inspired casual wardrobe.
Welcome to subirdia : sharing our neighborhoods with wrens, robins, woodpeckers, and other wildlife Marzluff, John M., author.
Growing up social : raising relational kids in a screen-driven world Chapman, Gary D., 1938-
"In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen rather than a parent. Technology has the potential to add value to our families, but it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child's emotional growth. In Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World, you'll learn how to take back your home from an over-dependence on screens. Discover the five A+ skills needed to give your child the relational edge in a screen-driven world: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention. Today's screens aren't just in our living rooms, they are in our pockets. Now is the time to equip your child to live with screen time, not for screen time. Constant entertainment is not the goal of childhood. No phone, tablet, or gaming device can teach your child how to have healthy relationships, only you can. Growing Up Social will help you: Equip your child to be relational rich in a digital world Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference Read what's working for the screen savvy family down the street Prepare your child to succeed down the road in relationships and life Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done "--
Books that cook : the making of a literary meal
"Organized like a cookbook, Books that Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal is a collection of American literature written on the theme of food: from an invocation to a final toast, from starters to desserts. All food literatures are indebted to the form and purpose of cookbooks, and each section begins with an excerpt from an influential American cookbook, progressing chronologically from the late 1700s through the present day, including such favorites as American Cookery, the Joy of Cooking, and Mastering the Art of French Cooking. The literary works within each section are an extension of these cookbooks, while the cookbook excerpts in turn become pieces of literature--forms of storytelling and memory-making all their own. Each section offers a delectable assortment of poetry, prose, and essays, and the selections all include at least one tempting recipe to entice readers to cook this book. Including writing from such notables as Maya Angelou, James Beard, Alice B. Toklas, Sherman Alexie, Nora Ephron, M.F.K. Fisher, and Alice Waters, among many others, Books that Cook reveals the range of ways authors incorporate recipes--whether the recipe flavors the story or the story serves to add spice to the recipe. Books that Cook is a collection to serve students and teachers of food studies as well as any epicure who enjoys a good meal alongside a good book"--
Fly fishing for sea-run cutthroat Allen, Chester, 1961-
Dreamways of the Iroquois : honoring the secret wishes of the soul Moss, Robert, 1946-
The Rhine Cycle Route : from source to sea Wells, Mike, 1948-
The home of the blizzard : a heroic tale of Antarctic exploration and survival Mawson, Douglas, 1882-1958.
Beowulf : a translation and commentary : together with Sellic spell Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973, author.
From Tolkien's creative attention to detail in these lectures there arises a sense of the immediacy and clarity of his vision. It is as if he entered into the imagined past: standing beside Beowulf and his men shaking out their mail shirts as they beached their ship on the coast of Denmark, listening to the rising anger of Beowulf at the taunting of Unferth, or looking up in amazement at Grendel's terrible hand set under the roof of Heorot. But the commentary in this book also includes much from those lectures in which, while always anchored in the text, Tolkien expressed his wider perceptions. He looks closely at the dragon that would slay Beowulf "snuffling in baffled rage and injured greed when he discovers the theft of the cup," but he rebuts the notion that this is "a mere treasure story" or "just another dragon tale." He turns to the lines that tell of the burying of the golden things long ago, and observes that it is "the feeling for the treasure itself, this sad history" that raises it to another level. "The whole thing is sombre, tragic, sinister, curiously real. The 'treasure' is not just some lucky wealth that will enable the finder to have a good time or marry the princess. It is laden with history, leading back into the dark heathen ages beyond the memory of song, but not beyond the reach of imagination." Sellic Spell, a "marvellous tale," is a story written by Tolkien suggesting what might have been the form and style of an Old English folktale of Beowulf, in which there was no association with the "historical legends" of the northern kingdoms.
The house where evil lurks : a paranormal investigator's most frightening encounter Callahan, Brandon.
I don't care if we never get back : 30 games in 30 days on the best worst baseball road trip ever Blatt, Ben.
A pair of friends from Harvard embark on a road trip to see 30 baseball games in 30 different stadiums over 30 days and describe their misadventures in this book about sports fans, loyalty, hot dogs and friendship.
Crocheted hearts & flowers : sweet charms to make and wear Mooncie, Vanessa.
The dead are watching : ghost stories from a reluctant psychic Robinson, Debra, 1955-
The journey into spirit : a pagan's perspective on death, dying & bereavement Hughes, Kristoffer, 1971-
Insurrections of the mind : 100 years of politics and culture in America
Essays collected from ten decades of the New Republic explore pivotal issues of modern America.
From whom no secrets are hid : introducing the Psalms Brueggemann, Walter. author.
The new "I do" : reshaping marriage for skeptics, realists, and rebels Gadoua, Susan Pease.
"If half of all cars bought in America each year broke down, there would be a national uproar. But when people suggest that maybe every single marriage doesn't look like the next and isn't meant to last until death, there's nothing but a rash of proposed laws trying to force it to do just that. In The New I Do, therapist Susan Pease Gadoua and journalist Vicki Larson take a groundbreaking look at the modern shape of marriage to help readers open their minds to marrying more consciously and creatively. Offering actual models of less-traditional marriages, including everything from a parenting marriage (intended for the sake of raising and nurturing children) to a comfort or safety marriage (where people marry for financial security or companionship), the book covers unique options for couples interested in forging their own paths. With advice and quizzes to help readers decide what works for them, The New I Do acts as a guide to thinking outside the marital box and the framework for a new debate on marriage in the 21st century"--
Roar : the new conservative woman speaks out Hughes, Scottie Nell.
The director of the Tea Party News Network examines "the strength of the new conservative woman in everyday life and politics--from deep faith and spirituality to love for family and children to independence and refusal to participate in a manufactured war against men"--Dust jacket flap.
Italian Venice : a history Bosworth, R. J. B., author.
"In this elegant book Richard Bosworth explores Venice--not the glorious Venice of the Venetian Republic, but from the fall of the Republic in 1797 and the Risorgimento up through the present day. Bosworth looks at the glamour and squalor of the belle époque and the dark underbelly of modernization, the two world wars, and the far-reaching oppressions of the fascist regime, through to the 'Disneylandification' of Venice and the tourist boom, the worldwide attention of the biennale and film festival, and current threats of subsidence and flooding posed by global warming. He draws out major themes--the increasingly anachronistic but deeply embedded Catholic Church, the two faces of modernization, consumerism versus culture. Bosworth interrogates not just Venice's history but its meanings, and how the city's past has been co-opted to suit present and sometimes ulterior aims. Venice, he shows, is a city where its histories as well as its waters ripple on the surface"--
Animal stars : behind the scenes with your favorite animal actors Ganzert, Robin, author.
"Behind-the-scenes accounts about animals who played central roles in major films and their relationships with animal trainers, actors, and directors. Celebrities described include Steven Spielberg, Ewan MacGregor, and Julia Roberts, and films include War Horse, Harry Potter, True Grit, Runaway Bride, The Jungle Book, and The Artist"--Provided by publisher.
Judy Garland on Judy Garland : interviews and encounters Garland, Judy, author.
Get unstuck, be unstoppable Burton, Valorie, 1973-
Becoming a woman whose God is enough Heald, Cynthia.
Death to the infidels : radical Islam's war against the Jews Bard, Mitchell Geoffrey, 1959- author.
"For more than a century, much of the attention given to the Middle East has focused on the Arab-Israeli conflict. The rise of a Palestinian offshoot of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Resistance Movement, or Hamas, transformed the nature of the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. According to Bard, the dispute, in the view of Hamas, is not over a division of Palestine, but rather about Jews ruling over Muslims and the presence of Jews on Islamic land. However, this Islamic-Jewish conflict is not simply confined to the Middle East. Muslim terrorist attacks have been directed at Jews all around the world, from Europe to Asia to Latin America. Radical Muslims in European countries are becoming more brazen, particularly in France, where the Muslims constitute nearly ten percent of the population. In just the last year, there have been several Muslim attacks on Jews throughout France. Death to the Infidels documents the growth of radical Islam in the Middle East and how, from the author's interpretation, it has transformed what had primarily been a political conflict into a one-sided religious war limiting the prospect for peace, particularly in Israel"--
How can I possibly forgive? Horn, Sara, 1977-
Grace that breaks the chains Anderson, Neil T., 1942-
The humanure handbook : a guide to composting human manure Jenkins, Joseph C.
In the United States, humans take flush toilets for granted. You take your dump into a large bowl of drinking water, then flush it. End of story. That's the civilized thing to do. But where does the flushed material go? What would happen if everyone in the world crapped in their drinking water supplies? Why doesn't any other land mammal defecate deliberately in water? Why do we? These all seem like questions any reasonably curious person would ask once in a while. What if the toilet won't flush? Then what? Using a biological, low-technology system of thermophilic composting, Jenkins has successfully recycled his own family's organic material for over twenty years. The end product: hygienic, nutrient-rich humus, is used to amend the soils in his food garden. Humanure was the inevitable result of Jenkins' two decades of practical experience with composting and organic gardening paired with extensive research gleaned from scientific journals and texts. But this is much more than a book on composting. In it, Jenkins exposes many environmental problems that have resulted from our view of organic materials as "wastes," and reveals what he feels are the underlying reasons why our relationship with the Earth is so dysfunctional. This book gives compelling and detailed testimony as to why humanure should be constructively recycled: to prevent water pollution (almost 4 trillion gallons of sewage effluent are dumped into our coastal waterways each year), to fertilize the soil (rich in soil nutrients, humanure can be safely recycled by thermophilic composting), to protect our dwindling drinking water supplies (nearly 1/3 of all household drinking water is used to flush toilets), and to enhance our health. Fertile soil not only grows great veggies, but nourishes our health and community's well-being.
Finding your roots : the official companion to the PBS series Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Beatleness : how the Beatles and their fans remade the world Leonard, Candy.
"The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans' lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers. Beatleness explains how the band became a source of emotional, intellectual, aesthetic, and spiritual nurturance in fans' lives, creating a relationship that was historically unique"--Dust jacket flap.
Alone in Antarctica : the first woman to ski solo across the southern ice Aston, Felicity.
"In the whirling noise of our advancing technological age, we are seemingly never alone, never out-of-touch with the barrage of electronic data and information. Felicity Aston, physicist and meteorologist, took two months off from all human contact as she became the first woman -- and only the third person in history - to ski across the entire continent of Antarctica alone. She did it, too, with the simple apparatus of cross-country, without the aids used by her predecessors - two Norwegian men - each of whom employed either parasails or kites. Aston's journey across the ice at the bottom of the world asked of her the extremes in terms of mental and physical bravery, as she faced the risks of unseen cracks buried in the snow so large they might engulf her and hypothermia due to brutalizing weather. She had to deal, too, with her emotional vulnerability in face of the constant bombardment of hallucinations brought on by the vast sea of whiteness, the lack of stimulation to her senses as she faced what is tantamount to a form of solitary confinement. Like Cheryl Strayed's Wild, Felicity Aston's Alone in Antarctica becomes an inspirational saga of one woman's battle through fear and loneliness as she honestly confronts both the physical challenges of her adventure, as well as her own human vulnerabilities "--
Short stories by Jesus : the enigmatic parables of a controversial rabbi Levine, Amy-Jill, 1956-
The renowned biblical scholar, author of The Misunderstood Jew and general editor for The Jewish Annotated New Testament, interweaves history and spiritual analysis to explore Jesus' most popular teaching parables, exposing their misinterpretations and making them lively and relevant for modern readers. Jesus was a skilled storyteller and perceptive teacher who used parables from everyday life to effectively convey his message and meaning. Life in first-century Palestine was very different from our world today, and many traditional interpretations of Jesus' stories ignore this disparity and have often allowed anti-Semitism and misogyny to color their perspectives. In this wise, entertaining, and educational book, Amy-Jill Levine offers a fresh, timely reinterpretation of Jesus' narratives. In Short Stories by Jesus, she analyzes these "problems with parables," taking readers back in time to understand how their original Jewish audience understood them. Levine reveals the parables' connections to first-century economic and agricultural life, social customs and morality, Jewish scriptures and Roman culture. With this revitalized understanding, she interprets these moving stories for the contemporary reader, showing how the parables are not just about Jesus, but are also about us -- and when read rightly, still challenge and provoke us two thousand years later.
The leap : the science of trust and why it matters Boser, Ulrich, author.
GI brides : the wartime girls who crossed the Atlantic for love Barrett, Duncan, author.
"Worn down by years of war and hardship, girls like Sylvia, Margaret, and Gwendolyn were thrilled when American GI's arrived in Britain with their exotic accents, handsome uniforms and aura of Hollywood glamor. Others, like Rae, who distrusted the Yanks, were eventually won over by their easy charm. So when VE Day finally came, for the 70,000 women who'd become GI brides, it was tinged with sadness--it meant leaving their homeland behind to follow their husbands across the Atlantic. And the long voyage was just the beginning of an even bigger journey. Adapting to a new culture thousands of miles from home, often with a man they barely knew, was difficult-but these women survived the Blitz and could cope with anything. GI BRIDES shares the sweeping, compelling, and moving true stories of four women who gave up everything and crossed an ocean for love"--
A study of Scarletts : Scarlett O'Hara and her literary daughters Bauer, Margaret Donovan, 1963- author.
The war on women in Israel : a story of religious radicalism and the women fighting for freedom Sztokman, Elana Maryles, author.
Beside Bethesda Tada, Joni Eareckson.
Barnaby. Volume two : 1944-1945 Johnson, Crockett, 1906-1975, author, artist.
The comic revolves around a precocious five-year-old named Barnaby Baxter and his fairy godfather Jackeen J. O'Malley. Yet O'Malley, a cigar-chomping, bumbling con-artist and fast-talker, is not your typical protector. His grasp of magic is usually specious at best, limited to occasional flashes, often aided and abetted by his fellow members in The Elves, Leprechauns, Gnomes, and Little Men's Chowder & Marching Society.
A good horse is never a bad color : tales of training through communication and trust Rashid, Mark.
Pinterest perfect! : creative prompts & pin-worthy projects inspired by the artistic community of Pinterest
Features the artwork, projects, and inspirational designs of talented artists and crafters, each of whom enjoys a sizeable fan base in the digital space and elsewhere. Filled with step-by-step projects, tutorials, art tips, and crafting techniques on everything from drawing, painting, and illustration to mixed media, typography, and papercrafts, each featured artist shares her unique art style. Each section features a brief introduction to the artist, followed by four to six easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects and/or art techniques. Open practice pages at the end of each section invite readers to brainstorm, sketch, and collect inspiration for their own artistic projects.
The religious art of Pablo Picasso Dillenberger, Jane, author.
"The first critical examination of Picasso's use of religious imagery and the religious import of many of his works with secular subject matter. Though Picasso was an avowed atheist, his work employs themes of spirituality -- and, often, traditional religious iconography. In five engagingly written, accessible chapters, the authors address Picasso's cryptic 1930 painting of the Crucifixion, the artist's early life in the catholic church, trained as a religious painter, elements of transcendence in Guernica, Picasso's fraught relationship with the church, including a commission to paint murals for the War and Peace Chapel in France in the 1950s, and the centrality of religious themes and imagery in bullfights, subject of countless Picasso drawings and paintings. The book will shed new light on a little-known or discussed aspect of one of the central figures of 20th-century art"--
The herbal kitchen : cooking with fragrance and flavor Traunfeld, Jerry, 1959-
A guide to using fresh herbs that includes recipes for a wide range of dishes that use herbs from the market, windowsill, or garden and offers tips on growing herbs at home.
Smoke gets in your eyes : and other lessons from the crematory Doughty, Caitlin, author.
The blogger behind the popular Web series Ask a Mortician describes her experiences working at a crematory, including how she sometimes got ashes on her clothes and how she cared for bodies of all shapes and sizes.
Zen-brain horizons : toward a living zen Austin, James H., 1925- author.
7 simple skills for every man Farrel, Bill, 1959-
PHR Moreland, Tresha, author.
500 nail designs : inspired and inventive looks for every mood and occasion Franklin, Chelsea, author.
500 Nail Designs is a collection of gorgeous, inspired nail looks. You'll find hundreds of dramatic nail art designs from multi colored graphic patterns, to plays of textures and finish. Want super glossy nails for the beach? How about accent glitters for a night out? Get rockin with the rough crackle look, or just go natural with a sexy, simple matte finish. There are also dozens of thematic designs such as red and green Christmas ornament designed nails, fancy floral patterns for spring, or tie dye for summer. 500 Nail Designs is the ultimate nail art sourcebook for fashionistas, simply swap out different polish colors or textures, or add and subtract elements to get a whole new look!
The wonder of presence : and the way of meditative inquiry Packer, Toni, 1927-
Discovering Cyrus : the Persian conqueror astride the ancient world Zarghamee, Reza, 1978-
Into the heart of Borneo O'Hanlon, Redmond, 1947-
Recounts the perilous and remarkable 1983 journey of the author, who is a naturalist, the poet James Fenton, and three native guides to the center of Borneo, an area unvisited by outsiders since 1926.
No touch monkey! : and other travel lessons learned too late Halliday, Ayun.
More Crooker, Barbara, 1945-
Camping in the old style Wescott, David, 1948-
Edward's menagerie : over 40 soft and snuggly toy animal crochet patterns Lord, Kerry, author.
40 unique patterns for animals with larger-than-life personalities made using simple crochet techniques and step-by-step instructions. Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making a total of 160 different possibilities.
Russell Wilson : standing tall Thiel, Art, author.
In April 2012, after being selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round of the NFL draft, Russell Wilson wasn't even guaranteed the starting quarterback spot for the Seahawks. Two years later, he led Seattle to the playoffs in his two years starting for the team, and led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl win in franchise history. Along the way, Russell silenced doubters who said that he was too short to be an NFL starting quarterback, marking career milestones such as the most regular-season wins by a quarterback in his first two seasons, with 24, and being named the 2012 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year. This commemorative book examines the young phenom's career from North Carolina State to Wisconsin, with a detour into professional baseball, and through the Super Bowl XLVIII win.
Doodle stitching. The holiday motif collection : embroidery projects & designs to celebrate the seasons Ray, Aimee, 1976-
Hot vegan : 200 sultry & full-flavored recipes from around the world Robertson, Robin (Robin G.), author.
The coconut latitudes : secrets, storms, and survival in the Caribbean Gardner, Rita M., author.
"The Coconut Latitudes" is a memoir about a childhood in paradise, a journey into unexpected misery, and a twisted path to redemption and truth. Leaving a successful career in the U.S., a father makes the fateful decision to settle his wife and two young daughters on an isolated beach in the Dominican Republic. He plants ten thousand coconut seedlings and declares they are the luckiest people alive. In reality, the family is in the path of hurricanes and in the grip of a brutal dictator. Against a backdrop of shimmering palms and kaleidoscope sunsets, a crisis causes the already fragile family to implode. "The Coconut Latitudes" is a haunting, lyrical memoir of surviving a reality far from the envisioned Eden, the terrible cost of keeping secrets, and the transformative power of truth and love." -- back cover.
The Beatles : on the road 1964-1966 Benson, Harry, photographer.
"Benson's ... black and white photographs show at close quarters The Beatles composing, performing, encountering their fans, relaxing, and engaging with each other, while trying to cope with their increasingly isolating fame. In addition to hundreds of photographs, many previously unseen, there is an introductory essay by Benson as well as quotes and newspaper clippings from the period"--Dust jacket flap.
The Shetland bus : a WWII epic of escape, survival, and adventure Howarth, David Armine, 1912-1991.
The infinite variety of music Bernstein, Leonard, 1918-1990.
This classic work by one of the twentieth century's true musical geniuses provides a guided tour through the living splendors of the great classics to the bold new sounds of contemporary music. Bridging the gulf between composer and concert-going public, and breaking through the confines of what is generally considered "serious" classical music, Leonard Bernstein provides the reader with a unique, personal, and serendipitous tour of musical form punctuated by musings philosophical and otherwise.
Becoming the boss : new rules for the next generation of leaders Pollak, Lindsey, author.
We are in the midst of a leadership revolution, as power passes from Baby Boomers to Millennials. All grown up, the highly educated Generation Y is moving into executive positions in corporations and government, as well as running their own businesses, where they are beginning to have a profound impact that will last for decades. Pollak provides a brisk, tech savvy success manual filled with real-world, actionable tips. Discover the key trends affecting your career, and master the classic rules of excellence that never go out of style.
The Sistine secrets : Michelangelo's forbidden messages in the heart of the Vatican Blech, Benjamin.
Five hundred years ago Michelangelo began work on a painting that became one of the most famous pieces of art in the world-the Sistine Chapel ceiling. Every year millions of people come to see the largest fresco painting on earth in the holiest of Christianity's chapels, yet there is not one single Christian image in this vast, magnificent artwork. This book tells how Michelangelo embedded messages of brotherhood, tolerance, and freethinking in his painting to encourage "fellow travelers" to challenge the repressive Roman Catholic Church of his time. Authors Blech and Doliner reveal what Michelangelo meant in the angelic representations that brilliantly mocked his papal patron, how he managed to sneak unorthodox heresies into his ostensibly pious portrayals, and how he was able to fulfill his lifelong ambition to bridge the wisdom of science with the strictures of faith.--From publisher description.
For goodness sex : changing the way we talk to teens about sexuality, values, and health Vernacchio, Al, author.
"A progressive approach to sexuality education that challenges commonly-held beliefs about how we talk to young people about sex and offers a controversial yet proven alternative to the standard conversations taking place in schools and homes across America"--
The way of serenity : finding peace and happiness in the serenity prayer Morris, Jonathan, 1972- author.
Predator : the secret origins of the drone revolution Whittle, Richard.
"The creation of the first weapon in history that can stalk and kill an enemy on the other side of the globe was far more than clever engineering. As Richard Whittle shows in Predator, it was the most profound development in military and aerospace technology since the intercontinental ballistic missile. Once considered fragile toys, drones were long thought to be of limited utility. The Predator itself was resisted at nearly every turn by the military establishment, but a few iconoclasts refused to see this new technology smothered at birth"--
Chloe's vegan Italian kitchen : 150 pizzas, pastas, pestos, risottos, & lots of creamy Italian classics Coscarelli, Chloe.
"Popular vegan chef and winner of the Food Network's Cupcake Wars Chloe Coscarelli digs into her Italian roots to create more than 150 recipes inspired by the most popular cuisine in the world. If you think a healthy vegan diet means giving up pasta in creamy sauce, cheesy pizza, and luscious tiramisu, think again! Following her hit cookbooks Chloe's Kitchen and Chloe's Vegan Desserts, Chef Chloe goes to her family's homeland to veganize its time-honored delicacies--and add some distinctively delicious twists. Sumptuous mains like Butternut Ravioli with Brown Sugar and Crispy Sage and Red Wine Seitan on Ciabatta let you show off your kitchen skills, and her inventive pizza creations include Crumbled "Sausage" and "Mozzarella" Pizza as well as Butternut Squash, Caramelized Onion, and Apple Pizza. And vegans can once again enjoy comfort favorites with Chloe's Potato Gnocchi, Lasagna Bolognese, and Eggplant Parmesan. Known for her surprising twists on favorite desserts, Chloe's got your classics covered with Chocolate-Dipped Almond Biscotti and Italian Wedding Cake, and she turns up the dial with new delights like Mint Chip Gelato Sandwiches, Banana Coffee Cupcakes, and Pomegranate Mint Italian Soda--sure to win over omnivores, vegetarians, and vegans alike. Chloe also includes directions for making her recipes allergy- and gluten-free so that you can feast on all your favorite foods, no matter your diet. With fresh vegan takes on classic Italian cuisine illustrated by gorgeous full-color photographs throughout, and her bright and lively personality on every page, Chloe takes you on a delectable trip to Italy--one you'll want to go on again and again! Buon appetito!"--
The illustrated guide to cows : how to choose them, how to keep them Lewis, Celia, 1948-
Cows are one of the most undemanding domestic animals to keep, being mainly healthy and temperate, and keeping cattle as a smallholder can be a very rewarding enterprise, supplying you with food and milk and helping with the management of grassland on your property. Celia Lewis's charmingly illustrated and informative book is perfect for those interested in keeping a cow or two and choose the best breed for their circumstances.
The sewing machine embroiderer's Bible : get the most from your machine with embroidery designs and inbuilt decorative stitches Keegan, Liz.
Doll couture : handcrafted fashions for 18-inch dolls : all made from vintage fabric Greenberg, Marsha I., author.
Staying focused in a hyper world. Book 1, Natural solutions for ADHD, memory and brain performance Gray, John, 1951- author.
Women who love psychopaths : inside the relationships of inevitable harm with psychopaths, sociopaths, and narcissists Brown, Sandra L., 1957-
Trying Home : the rise and fall of an anarchist utopia on Puget Sound Wadland, Justin, author.
"The true story of an anarchist colony on a remote Puget Sound peninsula, Trying Home traces the history of Home, Washington, from its founding in 1896 to its dissolution amid bitter infighting in 1921. As a practical experiment in anarchism, Home offered its participants a rare degree of freedom and tolerance in the Gilded Age, but the community also became notorious to the outside world for its open rejection of contemporary values. Using a series of linked narratives, Trying Home reveals the stories of the iconoclastic individuals who lived in Home, among them Lois Waisbrooker, an advocate of women's rights and free love, who was arrested for her writings after the assassination of President McKinley, Jay Fox, editor of The Agitator, who defended his right to free speech all the way to the Supreme Court, and Donald Vose, a young man who grew up in Home and turned spy for a detective agency. Justin Wadland weaves his own discovery of Home-and his own reflections on the concept of home-into the story, setting the book apart from a conventional history. After discovering the newspapers published in the colony, Wadland ventures beyond the documents to explore the landscape, travelling by boat along the steamer route most visitors once took to the settlement. He visits Home to talk with people who live there now. Meticulously researched and engagingly written, Trying Home will fascinate scholars and general readers alike, especially those interested in the history of the Pacific Northwest, utopian communities, and anarchism"--
Emmanuel's book Emmanuel (Spirit)
Lust to kill Scott, Robert, 1951-
Describes how Sebastian Shaw, unable to control his violent urges, channeled his anger and rage against those around him into the murder of innocent people, becoming the most terrifying killer Oregon police had ever encountered.
"No one can hurt him anymore" Rothgeb, Carol J.
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitting workshop Zimmermann, Elizabeth, 1910-1999.
The Cambridge companion to the Bible
Provides information about the changing historical, social, and cultural contexts in which the Biblical writers and their original readers thought and lived, including writers of Jewish and Christian apocryphal works.
The pious ones : the world of Hasidim and their battles with America Berger, Joseph, 1945- author.
"As the population of ultra-Orthodox Jews in the United States increases to record proportions after near-extinction during the Holocaust, award-winning New York Times journalist and author Joseph Berger takes us inside the notoriously insular world of the Hasidim to explore their origins, beliefs, and struggles--and the social and political implications of their expanding presence in America"--
The collapse of western civilization : a view from the future Oreskes, Naomi, author.
In 2393, a historian of the Second People's Republic of China reviews the "Penumbral Age" (1988-2093), when politicians, corporations, and scientists ignored the statistical significance of climate disaster. Carbon dioxide warming the planet, deadly summer heat and fires, and the collapse of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet lead to a second Black Death and "the Great Collapse" of the Western world.
Waiting for the Great Pumpkin Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000, author, artist.
The half has never been told : slavery and the making of American capitalism Baptist, Edward E., author.
Historian Edward Baptist reveals how the expansion of slavery in the first eight decades after American independence drove the evolution and modernization of the United States.
I [heart] stationery Rivers, Charlotte.
The language of food : a linguist reads the menu Jurafsky, Dan, 1962-
PetCam : the world through the lens of our four-legged friends Keeney, Chris.
The daily face : 25 makeup looks for day, night, and everything in between! Tendler, Annamarie, author.
The war of the three gods : Romans, Persians, and the rise of Islam Crawford, Peter, Doctor.
"The War of the Three Gods is a military history of the Near and Middle East in the seventh century--with its chief focus on the reign of the Eastern Roman Emperor Heraclius (AD 610-641)--a pivotal and dramatic time in world history. The Eastern Roman Empire was brought to the very brink of extinction by the Sassanid Persians before Heraclius managed to inflict a crushing defeat on the Sassanids with a desperate, final gambit. His conquests were short-lived, however, for the newly converted adherents of Islam burst upon the region, administering the coup de grace to Sassanid power and laying siege to Constantinople itself, ushering in a new era. Peter Crawford skillfully narrates the three-way struggle between the Christian Roman, Zoroastrian Persian, and Islamic Arab empires, a period of conflict peopled with fascinating characters, including Heraclius, Khusro II, and the Prophet Muhammad himself. Many of the epic battles of the period--Nineveh, Yarmuk, Qadisiyyah and Nahavand--and sieges such as those of Jerusalem and Constantinople are described in as rich detail. The strategies and tactics of these very different armies are discussed and analyzed, while plentiful maps allow the reader to follow the events and varying fortunes of the contending empires. This is an exciting and important study of a conflict that reshaped the map of the world"--
The best place to be today : 365 things to do & the perfect day to do them
Find the best thing to do every day of the year, from one-day events like India's Holi festival or the cheese-rolling race at Cooper's Hill in England, to seasonal events like Alaska's caribou migration and weather-dependent adventures like completing the Tour de Mont Blanc. This vibrant, practical and addictive book covers the 365 best festivals, sporting events, adventures and natural phenomena.
Smartcuts : how hackers, innovators, and icons accelerate success Snow, Shane, author.
Entrepreneur and journalist Shane Snow (Wired, Fast Company, The New Yorker, and cofounder of Contently) analyzes the lives of people and companies that do incredible things in implausibly short time by employing what psychologists call "lateral thinking" to rethink convention and break "rules" that aren't rules.
Such good girls : the journey of the Holocaust's hidden child survivors Rosen, Richard Dean, 1949-
"The real-life puzzle of what happened to the generation of Jewish children who survived the Holocaust in hiding, Edgar Award-winning mystery novelist R. D. Rosen tells this silent, forgotten generation's story through the lives of three girls hidden in three different countries--among the less than 10 percent of Jewish children in Europe to survive World War II--who went on to lead remarkable lives in New York City"--
World heritage sites : a complete guide to 981 Unesco world heritage sites.
The whole heart solution : halt heart disease now with the best alternative and traditional medicine Kahn, Joel, author.
The new charcuterie cookbook : exceptional cured meats to make and serve at home Bissonnette, Jamie, author.
You haven't become a true food-crafter until you've mastered the art of charcuterie, and who better to show you the ropes than nose-to-tail icon, Jamie Bissonnette? The New Charcuterie Cookbook features sausages, confits, salumi, pâtés and many other dishes for the home cook. With a wide variety of recipes, such as Banana Leaf-Wrapped Porchetta, Lebanese Lamb Sausages, Mexican Chorizo, Traditional Saucisson Sec and Simply Perfect Duck Prosciutto, you'll have a whole chopping block full of fun and different flavors to try that are distinctively Jamie's. Packed with creative and delicious recipes, step-by-step photography and Jamie's insider knowledge and signature charm, this book is the only thing you'll need to make the best charcuterie at home.
Fifty foods that changed the course of history Price, Bill, author.
The history of music in fifty instruments Wilkinson, Philip, 1955- author.
If you can see it you can be it : 12 street-smart recipes for success Henderson, Jeff.
Presents two decades of life lessons that the author gained on his redemptive journey from drug dealer to TV celebrity chef to nationally acclaimed speaker.
Mountain to mountain : a journey of adventure and activism for the women of Afghanistan Galpin, Shannon.
"Being inspired to act can take many forms. For some it's taking a weekend to volunteer, but for Shannon Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit and committing her life to advancing education and opportunity for women and girls. Focusing on the war-torn country of Afghanistan, Galpin and her organization, Mountain2Mountain, have touched the lives of hundreds of men, women and children. As if launching a nonprofit wasn't enough, in 2009 Galpin became the first woman to ride a mountain bike in Afghanistan. Now she's using that initial bike ride to gain awareness around the country, encouraging people to use their bikes "as a vehicle for social change and justice to support a country where women don't have the right to ride a bike." In her lyric and honest memoir, Galpin describes her first forays into fundraising, her deep desire to help women and girls halfway across the world, her love for adventure and sports, and her own inspiration to be so much more than just another rape victim. During her numerous trips to Afghanistan, Shannon reaches out to politicians and journalists as well as everyday Afghanis -- teachers, prison inmates, mothers, daughters -- to cross a cultural divide and find common ground. She narrates harrowing encounters, exhilarating bike rides, humorous episodes, and the heartbreak inherent in a country that is still recovering from decades of war and occupation"--
Strong is the new skinny : how to eat, live, and move to maximize your power Cohen, Jennifer, 1975-
"Sick and tired of hearing what's wrong with you and your body? You're not alone. It's time for a new conversation--and a new plan for treating, feeding, and moving your body in ways that build on your strengths inside and out. Strong is sexy. Strong is powerful. Strong is achievable. With STRONG IS THE NEW SKINNY you can say goodbye to body-bashing and physical faultfinding, and instead learn to embrace, not just how it looks, but what your body can do--from pushups to pull ups and box jumps to rope climbs, nothing is out of your reach. Strong Is the New Skinny offers a reality-based diet, lifestyle, and fitness program (the "SINS" plan, for short) so you can: - Maximize your potential, as well as your energy, vitality, and power. - Train your brain--develop resilience and mental fortitude in every area of your life. - Add muscle, increase speed, and enhance flexibility. - Strengthen your arms, back, core, and legs--and crank up the challenge when you're ready for the next level. - Torch fat with Strong Moves: a series of heart-healthy H.I.I.T. workouts that take as little as 10 minutes. - Kick-start your Get-Fit, Get-Fierce plan with the Strong Seven--7 days of 7 power foods. Whether you're just getting started or training for a challenging physical event, this book gives you all the tools you need to become leaner, fitter, and stronger: nutritionally, physically, psychologically, and emotionally. GO HARD OR GO HOME... *"--
This changes everything : capitalism vs. the climate Klein, Naomi, 1970-
"Klein argues that climate change isn't just another issue to be neatly filed between taxes and health care. It's an alarm that calls us to fix an economic system that is already failing us in many ways. Klein ... builds the case for how massively reducing our greenhouse emissions is our best chance to simultaneously reduce gaping inequalities, re-imagine our broken democracies, and rebuild our gutted local economies"--
Under 30 : plays for a new generation
The twenty plays presented here in full or in part include insightful looks at the pressure-cooker caste system of American high schools as well as heartbreaking, edgy portrayals of twentysomethings adrift in the city. There are snappy romantic duets, large-cast ensembles, and everything in between, populated by richly dimensional, mold-breaking characters : misfit cheerleaders, nurturing drifters, rich petty thieves - even a rogue SAT tutor. The contributing playwrights span the range of contemporary talent, including award-winning dramatists such as Sam Shepard, Donald Margulies, Warren Leight, and Kenneth Lonergan, hilarious humorists such as David Ives and Douglas Carter Beane, and an impressive array of cutting-edge newer voices.
The professional chef Culinary Institute of America.
"Named one of the five favorite culinary books of this decade by Food Arts magazine, The Professional Chef is the classic kitchen reference that many of America's top chefs have used to understand basic skills and standards for quality as well as develop a sense of how cooking works. Now, the ninth edition features an all-new, user-friendly design that guides readers through each cooking technique, starting with a basic formula, outlining the method at-a-glance, offering expert tips, covering each method with beautiful step-by-step photography, and finishing with recipes that use the basic techniques. The new edition also offers a global perspective and includes essential information on nutrition, food and kitchen safety, equipment, and product identification. Basic recipe formulas illustrate fundamental techniques and guide chefs clearly through every step, from mise en place to finished dishes. Includes an entirely new chapter on plated desserts and new coverage of topics that range from sous vide cooking to barbecuing to seasonality Highlights quick reference pages for each major cooking technique or preparation, guiding you with at-a-glance information answering basic questions and giving new insights with expert tips Features nearly 900 recipes and more than 800 gorgeous full-color photographs Covering the full range of modern techniques and classic and contemporary recipes, The Professional Chef, Ninth Edition is the essential reference for every serious cook"--
Indigo : the color that changed the world Legrand, Catherine, 1946-
Examines indigo dyeing techniques across the world. Includes a compendium of samples of indigo textiles.
Hook, line, and sinker : classic fishing stories
Deeply divided : racial politics and social movements in postwar America McAdam, Doug.
Behind the gates of Gomorrah : a year with the criminally insane Seager, Stephen B., author.
A world gone social : how companies must adapt to survive Coine, Ted, author.
The price of thirst : global water inequality and the coming chaos Piper, Karen Lynnea, 1965-
"There's Money in Thirst," reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so "we're all aware that it has a price." But for those who have no access to clean water, a fifth of the world's population, the price is thirst. This is the frightening landscape that Karen Piper conducts us through in The Price of Thirst--one where thirst is political, drought is a business opportunity, and more and more of our most necessary natural resource is controlled by multinational corporations. The product of seven years of investigation across six continents and a dozen countries, and scores of interviews with CEOs, activists, environmentalists, and climate change specialists, The Price of Thirst paints a harrowing picture of a world out of balance, with the distance between the haves and have-nots of water inexorably widening and the coming crisis moving ever closer.
Make : wearable electronics Hartman, Kate, author.
Make: Wearable Electronics is intended for those with an interest in physical computing who are looking to create interfaces or systems that live on the body. Perfect for makers new to wearable tech, this book introduces you to the tools, materials, and techniques for creating interactive electronic circuits and embedding them in clothing and other things you can wear. Each chapter features experiments to get you comfortable with the technology and then invites you to build upon that knowledge with your own projects. Fully illustrated with step-by-step instructions and images of amazing creations made by artists and professional designers, this book offers a concrete understanding of electronic circuits and how you can use them to bring your wearable projects from concept to prototype.
Knitting gifts for baby Clark, Mel (Mel Jane), author.
A collection of over twenty knitting projects for babies. Includes guides for making baby clothes, hats, and small knit toys. Also includes a guide to buttons and yarns and techniques for knitting baby clothes and toys.
The human age : the world shaped by us Ackerman, Diane, 1948-
"Humans have subdued 75 percent of the land surface, concocted a wizardry of industrial and medical marvels, strung lights all across the darkness. We tinker with nature at every opportunity, we garden the planet with our preferred species of plants and animals, many of them invasive, and we have even altered the climate, threatening our own extinction. Yet we reckon with our own destructive capabilities in extraordinary acts of hope-filled creativity ... Ackerman [explores] our new reality, introducing us to many of the people and ideas now creating--perhaps saving--our future and that of our fellow creatures"--Amazon.com.
An empire on the edge : how Britain came to fight America Bunker, Nick.
A British-perspective chronicle of the Boston Tea Party and other events that led up to the American Revolution traces three years of volatile politics, personalities and economics on both sides of the conflict.
Good cheap eats : everyday dinners and fantastic feasts for $10 or less Fisher, Jessica (Jessica Getskow)
In over 200 recipes, Jessica Fisher shows budget-conscious cooks how they can eat remarkably well without breaking the bank. Good Cheap Eats serves up 70 three-course dinners--main course, side, and dessert--all for less than ten dollars for a family of four.
A mother's prayer : inspiring true stories to warm the heart
Rare bird : a memoir of loss and love Whiston-Donaldson, Anna.
The author shares the story of the loss of her twelve-year-old son to a flash flood, and how she and her family made their way through profound grief toward peace with the help of the presence of God.
Row for freedom : crossing an ocean in search of hope Immonen, Julia, author, athlete.
"Thirty-two-year-old Julia Immonen and four other women take on a challenge completed by fewer people than have climbed Mount Everest or gone into space : row three thousand miles, unaided, from the Canary Islands to Barbados. 'Row For Freedom' chronicles that dramatic journey, detailing the grueling, peril-filled crossing, which broke two world records, as it weaves together Julia's search for hope and purpose against a background of relationships scarred by violence. As Julia's physical and emotional treks unfold, you also learn about the plight of the thirty million victims of the modern-day slave trade that serves as the motivation for her row. Be inspired by Julia's self-discovery and her team's triumph in one of the most formidable physical quests ever undertaken." -- back cover.
Tommy's war : the Western Front in soldiers' words and photographs Van Emden, Richard, author.
For the first time ever the soldiers' experiences of the First World War are recorded in their own words and pictures. Shortly after images of the famous Christmas Truce of 1914 found their way into national newspapers in Britain, the military authorities banned the private use of cameras on the Western Front. A considerable number of soldiers continued to use them illicitly to record life and death in the front line trenches. Including over 250 personal and unpublished photographs, this large-format book gives a new perspective on the war that was not captured by the official photographers who traversed the Western Front. Combined with extracts from personal diaries and letters written by soldiers and civilians in Britain through each year of the war up until Armistice Day in 1918, The Great War is a remarkable, vivid account of war. It is a stunning portrayal of humanity, at its best, and at its worst.
Guys are waffles, girls are spaghetti Eastham, Chad, 1980-
Discover the secret why guys and girls think and act so differently. Knowing the secret will make a difference in dating, sex, friendships, body language, and communication skills of every kind.
Bishops on the border : pastoral responses to immigration Adams, Mark S., author.
Two ministers and three bishops representing the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Methodist Church, the Board of Directors of Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the Episcopal Church, and the ELCA share their "spiritual autobiography" as it relates to their experience working on the Arizona border, the geographic flash point for the immigration debate.
Husband, father, worker : questions and answers about Saint Joseph Toschi, Larry M.
City of rivals : restoring the glorious mess of American democracy Grumet, Jason, author.
"The first truly bipartisan book about the partisan gridlock that has paralyzed our government and how the answer lies in channeling and harnessing the partisanship"--
Planet of the bugs : evolution and the rise of insects Shaw, Scott R. (Scott Richard), author.
Renegade Amish : beard cutting, hate crimes, and the trial of the Bergholz barbers Kraybill, Donald B.
Not fade away : a memoir of senses lost and found Alexander, Rebecca (Psychotherapist)
Born with a rare genetic mutation called Usher Syndrome type III, Rebecca Alexander has been simultaneously losing both her sight and hearing since she was a child, and was told that she would likely be completely blind and deaf by age 30. Then, at 18, a fall from a window left her athletic body shattered. None of us know what we would do in the face of such devastation. What Rebecca did was rise to every challenge she faced. She refused to lose her drive, her zest for life and--maybe most importantly--her sense of humor. Now, at 35, with only a sliver of sight and significantly deteriorated hearing, she is a psychotherapist with two masters' degrees from Columbia University, and an athlete who teaches spin classes and regularly competes in extreme endurance races. She greets every day with boundless energy, innate curiosity, and a strength of spirit that have led her to places we can't imagine. Here, Rebecca tells her extraordinary story, meditating on what she's lost, and what she's found in return.--From publisher description.
Never say goodbye : a medium's stories of connecting with your loved ones Mathews, Patrick, 1962-
Slow dancing with a stranger : lost and found in the age of Alzheimer's Comer, Meryl, author.
A broadcast journalist and leading Alzheimer's advocate shares her husband's battle with Alzheimer's disease, examining this devastating condition and its effects on the people who have it and those who care for them.
Without conscience : the disturbing world of the psychopaths among us Hare, Robert D., 1934-
Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.--Publisher information.
Sew gifts! : 25 handmade gift ideas from top designers.
Fresh ideas abound in this amazingly varied assortment of sewn and quilted items for gift giving or personal use. --Get lots of choice and loads of value with 25 unique patterns for sewing. --Sew gifts such as a pencil case, knitting needle case, makeup bag, aprons, pin cushions, pillows, and more. --Discover handmade projects from a host of talented designers, including Adrienne Smitke, Heather Jones, and Pippa Eccles Armbrester . --Amazon.com
The dawning of indestructible joy : daily readings for Advent Piper, John, 1946-
Mystery of the shemitah : [the 3,000-year-old mystery that holds the secret of America's future, the world's future...and your future!] Cahn, Jonathan.
Cahn shows that financial and economic events of today are influenced by the two ancient Biblical cycles: the 7 year Sabbath cycle and the 50 year Jubilee cycle. He shows how the cycles have foretold the greatest crashes in Wall Street history, the timing of 9/11, the world wars and the collapse of nations, world powers, and empires... and your life....
Married but lonely Clarke, David, 1959-
Kashmir : Jammu, Kashmir Valley, Ladakh, Zanskar Lovell-Hoare, Sophie, author.
Himalayan Kingdoms, Buddhist palaces, mountain treks and spectacular scenery entwine in newly accessible Kashmir, introduced by Bradt in the first detailed guide to the region.
Rickey & Robinson : the true, untold story of the integration of baseball Kahn, Roger.
"In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate secondhand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce, including revelatory material he'd buried in his notebooks in the '40s and '50s, back when sportswriters were still known to "protect" players and baseball executives. That starts first and foremost with an in-depth examination of the two men chiefly responsible for making integration happen: Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson. Considering Robinson's exalted place in American culture (as evidenced by the remarkable success of the recent biopic), the book's eye-opening revelations are sure to generate controversy as well as conversation. No other sportswriter working today carries Kahn's authority when writing about this period in baseball history, and the publication of this book, Kahn's last, is a true literary event. In Rickey & Robinson, Kahn separates fact from myth to present a truthful portrait of baseball and its participants at a critical juncture in American history"--
Buddha's daughters : teachings from women who are shaping Buddhism in the West
"The book contains wisdom from such well-known and respected contemporary Buddhist teachers as Pema Chodrön, Ayya Khema, Sharon Salzberg, Toni Packer, Maurine Stuart, Karen Maezen Miller, Khandro Rinpoche, Jan Chozen Bays, Sister Chan Khong, Sylvia Boorstein, Pat Enkyo O'Hara, Darlene Cohen, Joanna Macy, Bonnie Myotal Treace, Tsultrim Allione, Tenzin Palmo, Tara Brach, Joan Sutherland, Carolyn Rose Gimian, Jose Halifax, and Charlotte Joko Beck."
Reflections : an oral history of Twin Peaks Dukes, Brad.
Examines David Lynch and Mark Frost's legendary television series that aired on the ABC network from 1990-91. As the mystery of "Who Killed Laura Palmer?" played out on television sets across the world, another compelling drama was unfolding in the everyday lives of the show's cast and crew. Twenty-five years later, Reflections goes behind the curtain of Twin Peaks and documents the series' unlikely beginnings, widespread success, and peculiar collapse. Featuring first-hand accounts from series co-creator Mark Frost and cast members including Kyle MacLachlan, Madchen Amick, Richard Beymer, Joan Chen, Sherilyn Fenn, Miguel Ferrer, Piper Laurie, Sheryl Lee, Michael Ontkean, Ray Wise, Billy Zane, and many more. Reflections explores the magic and mystique of a true television phenomenon.
Christians at the border : immigration, the church, and the Bible Carroll R., M. Daniel.
"Immigration is one of the most pressing issues on the national agenda. In this accessible book, an internationally recognized immigration expert helps readers think biblically about this divisive issue, offering accessible, nuanced, and sympathetic guidance for the church. As both a Guatemalan and an American, the author is able to empathize with both sides of the struggle and argues that each side has much to learn. This updated and revised edition reflects changes from the past five years, responds to criticisms of the first edition, and expands sections that have raised questions for readers. It includes a foreword by Samuel Rodrguez and an afterword by Ronald Sider. This timely, clear, and compassionate resource will benefit all Christians who are thinking through the immigration issue" -- Publisher description.
Rational expectations : asset allocation for investing adults Bernstein, William J., author.
A place of healing : wrestling with the mysteries of suffering, pain, and God's sovereignty Tada, Joni Eareckson.
Over four decades ago, a diving accident left Joni Eareckson Tada a quadriplegic. Since that time, she has become a beloved writer and speaker to millions. But today, Joni faces a new battle: chronic, unrelenting pain. As she writes, "Just as I said to God years ago when I was first injured, I find myself praying, Lord, I can't live like this for the rest of my life! This ongoing urgency has forced me to look back on familiar scriptures and examine them from new angles. Does God miraculously intervene in the lives of all who pray for release from migraine headaches, multiple sclerosis, cancer or, in my case, chronic pain? And if not, why not?" Here Joni invites you to walk with her through an intense and baffling season of her life. Her words offer not a bundle of ivory-tower theological conclusions but intimate insight from a woman on a journey a woman who believes in healing from a God who chooses when that healing will come -- Publisher description.
Middle School math for parents : 10 steps to helping your child master math Meltzer, Scott.
Pattern play : a zentangle creativity booster Letourneau, Cris.
Drawing portraits : faces and figures Civardi, Giovanni.
Heads & faces with character and expression Civardi, Giovanni.
Drag racing : the world's fastest sport Miller, Timothy, 1951-
Looks at the history of drag racing, pioneers and personalities of the sport, and the different types of car classes.
Sailing a serious ocean : sailboats, storms, stories, and lessons learned from 30 years at sea Kretschmer, John.
The great war : the persuasive power of photography = La grande guerre : le pouvoir d'influence de la photographie Thomas, Ann, author.
The unthinkable : who survives when disaster strikes and why Ripley, Amanda.
What to knit when you're expecting : simple mittens, blankets, hats & sweaters for baby Van De Car, Nikki.
Contains thirty knitting patterns sized to fit infants through the first year.
Living courageously : you can face anything, just do it afraid Meyer, Joyce, 1943-
"Explains how, as Christians, we can overcome the paralyzing power of fear by calling upon the Lord. 'Fear not' is written throughout the Bible. God knows His children will be confronted with fear, but He can help us resist it"--Amazon.com.
War in the western Pacific : the U.S. Marines in the Marianas, Peleliu, Iwo Jima, and Okinawa, 1944-1945 Hammel, Eric M., author.
The complete guide to outdoor carpentry : complete plans for beautiful backyard building projects.
"Outdoor carpentry projects using cedar, redwood, and pressure-treated pine are for Do-It-Yourselfers of all skill levels. New projects, unique to this edition, include: picnic table, folding table, outdoor occasional table, Arts-and-Crafts mahogany gate, sheltered swing, outdoor serving cart, arbor and garden bridge. All the projects within this book can be built in a weekend with ordinary power hand tools and materials available at any local home center or hardware store. Step-by-step instructions and full-color photography for more than 30 projects, including swings, benches, planters, tables, chairs, arbors and bridges"--
Matisse and the Fauves
Unbreakable : a Navy SEAL's way of life Shea, Thom.
Starlight detectives : how astronomers, inventors, and eccentrics discovered the modern universe Hirshfeld, Alan.
The path to a broader mode of cosmic observation was blazed by a cadre of nineteenth-century amateur astronomers and inventors, galvanized by the advent of photography, spectral analysis, and innovative technology to create the entirely new field of astrophysics. From William Bond, who turned his home into a functional observatory, to John and Henry Draper, a father and son team who were trailblazers of astrophotography and spectroscopy, to geniuses of invention such as Léon Foucault, and George Hale, who founded the Mount Wilson Observatory, Hirshfeld reveals the incredible stories--and the ambitious dreamers--behind the birth of modern astronomy.
It's all Greek to me : transform your health the Mediterranean way with my family's century-old recipes Matenopoulos, Debbie, author.
"Debbie Matenopoulos grew up in a traditional Greek household, eating delicious, authentic Greek cooking that her family had passed down for generations. When Debbie started her television career in New York on The View, she began eating a standard American diet. Despite carefully limiting how much she ate, she found herself gaining weight and losing energy. Debbie moved on to anchor and special correspondent positions at E! News and TV Guide Channel, then to many other roles that had her on the go all the time. It was only when she returned to her traditional Greek diet that she found herself easily--and healthily--realizing her natural weight and regaining the stamina she had as a teenager. In It's All Greek to Me: Transform Your Health the Mediterranean Way with My Family's Century-Old Recipes, Debbie shares 120 of her family's traditional Greek recipes and adds her own touch to make them even healthier and easier to prepare. After tasting Debbie's dishes, such as her mouthwatering version of Spanakopita and her take on Fasolatha, you'll be amazed that these delicious foods are good for you. Debbie even includes tips on how to adapt her recipes to meet any dietary needs, so all readers can enjoy her hearty meals. With a foreword by Dr. Michael Ozner, one of the nation's leading cardiologists, the recipes in It's All Greek to Me adhere to the healthiest diet on the planet: the traditional Mediterranean Diet. Modern science is catching up to what Greeks have known for millennia: health comes from eating natural, whole-food ingredients that haven't been processed or pumped full of hormones, antibiotics, or preservatives. Let It's All Greek to Me bring your friends and family together to share in the experience of a Greek meal and way of life. Opa!"--
An indigenous peoples' history of the United States Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne, 1939-
Mastering golf's mental game : your ultimate guide to better on-course performance and lower scores Lardon, Michael, author.
"To be a golfer is to tinker--with everything from equipment to the various performance elements of the game. But one place most players don't give enough attention is the mental game. Psychologists aren't a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision, and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance"--
The forks over knives plan : how to transition to the life-saving, whole-food, plant-based diet Pulde, Alona.
From the creators of the groundbreaking documentary (and bestselling books) Forks Over Knives comes a four-week plan, showing anyone how to transition to a delicious whole-food, plant-based diet.
Theater of cruelty : art, film, and the shadows of war Buruma, Ian.
Theater of Cruelty has three main themes that frequently overlap: war, film, and the visual arts. Many of the movies discussed are about war and violence, often related to World War II, and more specifically deal with the two nations that unleashed the war, Germany and Japan: why they did what they did, and how they came to terms with it afterward or didn't. Other essays in the collection, about the diaries of Harry Kessler and Anne Frank, the bombing of German cities, Japan's kamikaze pilots further explore these themes. Many of the artists discussed by Buruma were German or Japanese, including Max Beckmann, George Grosz, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, and Tsuguharu Foujita, as were the filmmakers Werner Herzog, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kiyoshi Kurosawa, and Hans-Jürgen Syberberg, all of whom were affected in one way or another by fascism and its terrible consequences. Theater of Cruelty is less about war itself than the way people deal with violence and cruelty, in the arts and in life.--Amazon.com.
The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan Nordberg, Jenny.
An award-winning foreign correspondent who contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.
Underwater puppies Casteel, Seth.
The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colorful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last.
The wizard of Oz : [75 years along the yellow brick road].
The Taste of Home cookbook : best [heart] loved recipes from home cooks like you
This collection of recipes from the pages of Taste of Home magazine gives you their best recipes for weeknights, holidays, and every day between. The recipes use everyday, easy-to-find ingredients, and result in fast flavorful recipes.
The new puberty : how to navigate early development in today's girls Greenspan, Louise, author.
"The coming-of-age experience has changed dramatically, with girls maturing sooner than ever. But what happens when a girl has the body of a 13-year-old and the brain of an 8-year-old? Contrary to popular wisdom, early puberty is not merely a reflection of physical changes--it's deeply psychological, too, with effects that can put a girl at higher risk for behavioral problems and long-term health challenges, such as obesity, depression, eating disorders, and even cancer. [This book] is a ... guide for millions of parents--as well as teachers, coaches, pediatricians, and family members--by two notable experts in the field"--
Virtually human : the promise--and the peril--of digital immortality Rothblatt, Martine Aliana, 1954- author.
"Explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness--simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology--becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine's wife that can engage in conversation, answer questions, and even have spontaneous thoughts that are derived from multimedia data in a Mindfile created by the real Bina. If you're active on Twitter or Facebook, share photos through Instagram, or blogging regularly, you're already on your way to creating a Mindfile--a digital database of your thoughts, memories, feelings, and opinions that is essentially a back-up copy of your mind"--
The battles of Monte Cassino : the campaign and its controversies Harper, Glyn, 1958-
"The Allied forces' actions in and around Monte Cassino in Italy remain some of the most controversial of the Second World War. Adolf Hitler described them as the battles that came closest to the bitter struggles on the Western Front. The name Cassino has become a touchstone for New Zealanders as a result of the crucial role played there by Kiwi forces, and the controversy surrounding the battles refuses to die down. This reappraisal of the battles brings new information about the events at Cassino to light. The Battles of Monte Cassino is not another campaign narrative but a fresh look at some of the key aspects of the battles -- the controversial bombing of the Benedictine monastery, the effectiveness of the commanders involved on both sides, the consequences of the Anzio beachhead, the performance of the Germans -- and why four agonising battles were needed to defeat the Germans at Cassino"--Page 4 of cover.
The complete guide to living well gluten-free : everything you need to know to go from surviving to thriving Hillson, Beth.
"Perhaps you've been diagnosed with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or a wheat allergy. Or maybe you feel bloated when you eat gluten and want to give the gluten-free diet a try. Whatever the reason, The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free will help you navigate your new world. President of the American Celiac Disease Alliance, Beth Hillson has been living with celiac for thirty-five years and parents a child with it. For decades, she has answered questions on the G-F life, tackling everything from diagnosis (Which physicians and specialists are the best choices to get an accurate diagnosis?) to cooking (Is buckwheat a form of wheat?) to lifestyle (What are the most important questions to ask when dining out?). The Complete Guide to Living Well Gluten-Free is the everything-you-need-to-know guide to a healthy lifestyle. "--
Make it stick : the science of successful learning Brown, Peter C.
"To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners. Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what was learned. Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement." -- Publisher's description.
The Pacific Northwest garden tour : the 60 best gardens to visit in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia Olson, Donald, author.
Chasing chaos : my decade in and out of humanitarian aid Alexander, Jessica.
The big ratchet : how humanity thrives in the face of natural crisis : a biography of an ingenious species DeFries, Ruth S., author.
"Our species' pervasive presence on the planet is the combined result of two powerful forces: earth's rich natural endowments and humanity's ability to manipulate nature. From our ability to control fire to our expertise in breeding palatable plants, from our capacity to ship fertilizer across the Atlantic to our skill in selectively tinkering with plant genomes, DeFries describes the ingenious manipulations of nature that have enabled humankind to nourish and flourish"--
Ancient aliens on Mars II Bara, Michael.
5-minute mug cakes : nearly 100 yummy microwave cakes Lee, Jennifer, author.
Organizing solutions for every quilter : an illustrated guide to the space of your dreams Woods, Carolyn, 1971-
Create a calm and happy place for all your beloved fabrics, books, notions, tools, and even UFOs (unfinished objects). From small closets to large studios, you'll see real examples of what makes an efficient, functional, and inviting quilting space. You'll identify what's causing the clutter, learn how to turn it into a more creative zone, and find more time to do what you love--quilt!
God and the multiverse : humanity's expanding view of the cosmos Stenger, Victor J., 1935- author.
How to make a quilt : learn basic sewing techniques for creating patchwork quilts and projects Talbert, Barbara Weiland, 1947-
E3 : nine more energy experiments that prove manifesting magic and miracles is your full-time gig Grout, Pam.
"E-squared, the international [book] described by one reader as 'The Secret on crack,' provided the training wheels, the baby steps, to 'really getting it' that thoughts create reality. In E-cubed (don't worry--there will never be E to the 10th power), author Pam Grout takes you higher and deeper into the quantum field, where you'll prove that blessings and miracles are natural and that joy is only a thought away" --
Founders as fathers : the private lives and politics of the American revolutionaries Glover, Lorri, 1967-
How to knit : learn the basic stitches and techniques Bestor, Leslie Ann, author.
How to crochet : learn the basic stitches and techniques Delaney, Sara.
The Vietnam wars : 50 year ago--two countries torn apart
The everything gluten-free breakfast and brunch cookbook Shane, Jo-Lynne.
The everyday art of gluten-free baking : 125 savory & sweet recipes using 6 fail-proof flour blends Morgan, Karen, 1978- author.
In her second cookbook, Blackbird Bakery's Karen Morgan tackles the fundamental secrets to gluten free delicious recipes: the six flour blends and getting them right. The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free is divided by flour blends-Biscuit, Donut and Fritter, Pie and Pasta, Bread and Pizza, Cake and Muffin, and Cookie Jar, with each chapter offering easy to follow recipes that demonstrate the versatility of blends and debunk the notion of an "all-purpose" flour. Morgan transforms more than 100 favorite comfort foods into gluten free delights, including jelly donuts, chicken and dumplings, red velvet cupcakes, challah, and more. These treats boast the same taste, texture, and appearance as their gluten based inspiration, and some-like the lemon-raspberry pop tart, are even better than the original. Packed with more than 100 photographs, The Everyday Art of Gluten-Free empowers its readers to make virtually any recipe into a delicious, gluten-free version.
One + one : wraps, cowls & capelets : 29 projects from just two skeins Schreier, Iris.
Will it waffle? : 53 unexpected and irresistible recipes to make in a waffle iron Shumski, Daniel, author.
Shroom : mind-bendingly good recipes for cultivated and wild mushrooms Selengut, Becky.
Everything I need to know about Christmas I learned from a Little Golden Book Muldrow, Diane, author.
A holiday-themed companion to the best-selling Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book, written by the editorial director at Golden Books, collects iconic, retro-style artwork by such luminaries as Eloise Wilkin, Richard Scarry and Garth Williams.
Dr. Lani's no-nonsense bone health guide : the truth about density testing, osteoporosis drugs and building bone quality at any age Simpson, Lani.
"Part whistle-blower book, part bone health bible, [this item] exposes [what the author sees as] the shocking difficulty involved in getting an accurate bone density reading and the serious risks of long term use of the most recent osteoporosis medications ... Simpson, both a Doctor of Chiropractic and a Certified Clinical Densitometrist, cuts through the confusion and inaccuracies surrounding osteoporosis to explain her whole-body approach to bone health, which includes discussions of digestive health, diet, supplements, and exercise"--
The culinary imagination : from myth to modernity Gilbert, Sandra M., author.
From the recipe novel to the celebrity chef, renowned scholar Sandra M. Gilbert traces the social, aesthetic, and political history of food from myth to modernity, from ancient sources to our current wave of food mania.
Bad feminist : essays Gay, Roxane, author.
A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. "Pink is my favorite color. I used to say my favorite color was black to be cool, but it is pink, all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue." In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking readers on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown). The portrait that emerges is not only one of an incredibly insightful woman continually growing to understand herself and our society, but also one of our culture. Bad Feminist is a sharp, funny, and spot-on look at the ways in which the culture we consume becomes who we are, and an inspiring call-to-arms of all the ways we still need to do better.
Revolutionary pizza : bold pies that will change your life... and dinner Syrkin-Nikolau, Dimitri, author.
Holiday hats for babies : caps, berets & beanies to knit for every occasion Ware, Debby, 1952-
Green home building : money-saving strategies for an affordable, healthy, high-performance home Cook, Miki, author.
Cool nail art Lee, Hannah, (Nail artist), author.
"Hannah Lee, creator of the YouTube Channel Hannah Rox Nails, shares more than thirty new nail designs in 'Cool Nail Art'. With tips on how to prep your manicure, clear step-by-step instructions and easy-to-use tools, you can create fabulous nail art designs in your own home."--back cover.
Cowgirl up! : a history of rodeoing women Thomas, Heidi M.
The 66 kid : raised on the mother road Bell, Bob Boze.
Straight talk to men : timeless principles for leading your family Dobson, James C., 1936-
The one year women in Christian history devotional : daily inspirations from God's work in the lives of women Petersen, Randy.
If you can : how millennials can get rich slowly Bernstein, William J., author.
William J. Bernstein promises to lay out an investment strategy that any seven year old could understand and will take just 15 minutes of work per year. He also promises it will beat 90% of finance professionals in the long run, but still make you a millionaire over time. Bernstein is addressing young Americans just embarking on their working careers. Bernstein advocates saving 15% of one's salary starting no later than age 25 into tax-sheltered savings plans (IRA or 401(k) in the U.S., RRSPs or Registered Pension Plans in Canada), and divvying up the money into just three mutual funds: a U.S. total stock market index fund, an international stock market index fund and a U.S. total bond market index fund. For millennials, saving 15% of salary is the financial equivalent of dying, which is why Bernstein titles his document 'IF you can.'
Carving spoons : Welsh love spoons, Celtic knots, and contemporary favorites Adler, Shirley.
Final environmental assessment : breakwater construction and pier demolition at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Oak Harbor Washington
Creative beading. Vol. 9 : the best projects from a year of Bead&Button magazine.
Adventure at high risk : stories from around the globe
"A collection of some of the world's greatest adventures Anyone with a thirst for adventure and a courageous spirit will be captivated by the tales of endurance, determination, strength of mind, and perseverance recounted in this outstanding compilation. The stories in this book, be they fact or fiction, represent some of the most gripping and illuminating writing ever penned on the subject of adventure from across the globe. From straightforward narratives to spiritual reveries, adventure prompts men and women to pour forth essays, articles, and books that are unlike any other field of literature. Editors Kerry L. Burns and Cameron M. Burns showcase the amazingly vast spectrum that adventure literature offers. With contributions by: Matt Gerdes Linus Lawrence Platt Robyn Davidson Jon Turk Cameron M. Burns Doug Peacock Peter McBride Stephen Venables Roger W. Brucker Richard A. Watson Chris Davenport Jonathan Waterman John Ackerman Dean Cummings Christina Dodwell Edmund Stump"--
Your legacy : the greatest gift Dobson, James C., 1936-
Profiles in Christian courage : extraordinary inspiration for everyday life Walters, Kerry S., author.
The death row all stars : a story of baseball, corruption, and murder Kazanjian, Howard.
"The amazing true story of the men on Wyoming's death row in the nineteen-teens who believed they'd be granted reprieves as long as they kept winning baseball games"--
From me to you : songs the Beatles covered and songs they gave away Southall, Brian, author.
A user's guide to neglectful parenting Delisle, Guy.
An intimate, offbeat look at the joys of parenting. The trademark dry humor that pervades Guy Delisle's landmark and praised graphic travelogues takes center stage. Quick, light vignettes play on the worries and cares any young parent might have, and offer wry solutions to the petty frustrations of being a dad who works from home. Readers familiar with Delisle's stranger-in-a-strange-land technique for storytelling (employed in Jerusalem, Pyongyang, Burma, and Shenzhen) will recognize the parent in this book, the portrait of an all-too-irony-aware stay-at-home dad's ever-changing relationship with his young children while his wife is out working for Doctors Without Borders. Born in Quebec, Guy Delisle now lives in the South of France with his wife and son.
Love your body : eat smart, get healthy, find your ideal weight, and feel beautiful inside & out! Fuhrman, Talia.
"As the oldest daughter of Joel Fuhrman, MD, bestselling author of Eat to Live and Super Immunity, Talia Fuhrman knows that the true meaning of health and wellness comes not only from delicious, nutrient rich foods, but also from the power of positive energy and zest for a truly fulfilling life. In Love Your Body, Talia Fuhrman shows readers how to get their green juice on, find their ideal weight, and get radiant, clear skin--and also how to gain confidence, enjoy strong friendships, and explore the passions that make them jump out of bed each morning with their widest smiles. Motivated by her own struggles, and those of her friends--weight gain, skin troubles, stomach aches, frequent sickness, migraines--Talia knows that eating a plant-based diet packed with all-natural, nutrientrich ingredients makes body issues a thing of the past. With a fresh, engaging voice, Talia inspires readers to nourish their mental and emotional health, too. She places a strong emphasis on inner beauty, and offers advice on how to maximize their social lives, and care about the world around them. With nutrition tips, actionable advice, and delicious recipes, this mind-body manual offers a fun, simple roadmap to a vegan lifestyle, and proves that loving your body--inside and out--can be positively delicious! "--
The Roman guide to slave management : a treatise by nobleman Marcus Sidonius Falx Toner, J. P., author.
"Marcus Sidonius Falx is just an average Roman citizen. Born of a relatively well-off noble family, he lives on a palatial estate in Campania, dines with senators and generals, and, like all of his ancestors before him, owns countless slaves"--
The future, declassified : megatrends that will undo the world unless we take action Burrows, Mathew.
"Twenty-five years ago when Mathew Burrows went to work for the CIA as an intelligence analyst, the world seemed frozen. Then came the fall of the Berlin Wall and the implosion of the Soviet Union, suddenly, unpredictability became a universal theme and foresight was critical. For the past decade, Burrows has overseen the creation of the Global Trends report--the key futurist guide for the White House, Departments of State and Defense, and Homeland Security"--
The power of positive confrontation : the skills you need to handle conflicts at work, at home, online, and in life Pachter, Barbara.
"The Power of Positive Confrontation explains that there's more to conflict than bullies and wimps. In fact, Barbara Pachter details a wide range of positive, dignified, and effective behavior readers can practice when dealing with life's bothersome situations. Whether it's an overbearing mother-in-law, a freeloading coworker, or the self-appointed political pundit pontificating on Facebook, this book gives readers the tools they need to handle every difficult conversation calmly and effectively. "--
Camping Utah : a comprehensive guide to public tent and RV Campgrounds Ikenberry, Donna Lynn.
Murder in the stacks : Penn State, Betsy Aardsma, and the killer who got away DeKok, David.
"The book weaves together the events, culture, and attitudes of the late 1960s, memorializing the stabbing death of Betsy Aardsma in the stacks of Pattee Library at Penn State University's main campus in State College and her time and place in history"--
Crap taxidermy Su, Kat.
Unconventional & unexpected : American quilts below the radar 1950-2000 Kiracofe, Roderick.
Another side of Bob Dylan : a personal history on the road and off the tracks Maymudes, Victor, author.
"August 2014 marks 50 years since Bob Dylan released his remarkable fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan. Recorded in one night, in the middle of a turbulent year in his life, the album marked a departure from Dylan's socially-conscious folk songs and began his evolution toward other directions in his music. Few people outside Dylan's immediate family have ever been closer than Victor Maymudes, who was Dylan's tour manager, personal friend, and travelling companion from the first days in 1960s Greenwich Village through the late 90's. Another Side of Bob Dylan recounts landmark events including Dylan's infamous motorcycle crash, meeting the Beatles on their first US tour, his marriage to Sarah Lownds, his romances with Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, and others, fellow travelers including Ramblin Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy, Dennis Hopper, The Band, The Traveling Wilburys, and many more, memorable concerts around the world, and the recording of his seminal album, Blood on the Tracks. On January 26th, 2001, after recording more than 24 hours of taped memories in preparation for writing this book, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob has written the book, using the tapes to shape the story. The result is a vivid, first hand, and unique account of Dylan as an artist, friend, and celebrity, illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, and told by an engaging raconteur who cut his own swathe through the turbulent counterculture"--
Vegetarian dinner parties : 150 meatless meals good enough to serve to company Weinstein, Bruce, 1960-
The great tenors : from Caruso to the present Matheopoulos, Helena.
Bring me a minstrel : shared songs of the Salish Sea Greene, Robert B.
Bring Me A Minstrel is a small sea story told in a large way. Set in the waters of the Pacific Northwest, Robert Greene spins an enchanting yarn based on the voyage of "Minstrel's Song" from Washington's Olympic Peninsula to one of British Columbia's most breathtaking destinations, Princess Louisa Inlet. Part travelogue, part irreverent history, part sea lore, part drama, part imagination, part personal insight, but all lighthearted and engaging, this book charms as it equally enthralls. Discover the incredible grandeur tucked away in Canada's wondrous system of fjords. Learn all you ever wanted to know about the Pacific "Northwet." Delve deeply into the unpredictable natures of things that float-- and the natures of people who float on them. Most of all, share a ride that won't soon be forgotten.
Writing metrical poetry : contemporary lessons for mastering traditional forms Baer, William, 1948-
Monday morning cooking club : the feast goes on
A generous, warm-hearted book, The Feast Goes On features the best-loved and most delicious recipes and stories from the heart and soul of the Jewish community right across Australia. Created by the same six women - the 'sisterhood' - of the bestselling Monday Morning Cooking Club cookbook, it speaks of a community drawn together by food, telling intimate and moving stories of sharing and survival, love and hope, friendship and family. From precious family recipes that have been lovingly handed down the generations, right through to new classics that will become instant family favourites, The Feast Goes On contains over 100 recipes to suit every occasion. From everyday eating to feasting, light lunches to fressing, comfort food to traditional dishes, this is a cookbook of rich, wonderful ideas and flavours to nurture, nourish and inspire. The Feast Goes On will feed you, body and soul.
Project teen : handmade gifts your teen will actually love : 21 projects to sew Mortenson, Melissa, 1973-
Most of us would agree that sewing something that teens will like is, without a doubt, a challenge. In Project Teen, Melissa Mortenson, sewist and mother of three teenagers, shares not only her 21 teen-approved designs, but also invaluable tips and tricks for sewing for this unique (a.k.a. picky) age group. Whether you make a stylish tech cover, a cushy study pillow, or a personalized quilt, your teen will love these handmade gifts as much as you love them.
Live from New York : the complete, uncensored history of Saturday Night Live as told by its stars, writers, and guests Miller, James A. (James Andrew), 1957-
Sports illustrated NFL QB : the greatest position in sports
The herb-lover's recipe book : 150 delectable ideas for cooking with herbs, shown in over 500 photographs Farrow, Joanna.
More than 150 recipes show you how to make the most of herbs, with plenty of imaginative, contemporary ideas, as well as classic dishes. Infuse herbs in teas, drinks, cordials, sugar and salt, use them to add interest to butter, stocks, sauces, chutneys and marinades, or use them decoratively as garnishes. This inspirational cookbook is packed with delicious, healthy recipes for every meal and occasion.--from cover, page .
Gabriel : a poem Hirsch, Edward.
A poignant volume of works inspired by the author's son's tragic early death reflects on the young man's boisterous youth, his rebellious early adulthood, and the author's experiences of grief.
The end of normal : the Great Crisis and the future of growth Galbraith, James K.
"The years since the Great Crisis of 2008 have seen slow growth, high unemployment, falling home values, chronic deficits, a deepening disaster in Europe--and a stale argument between two false solutions, "austerity" on one side and "stimulus" on the other. Both sides and practically all analyses of the crisis so far take for granted that the economic growth from the early 1950s until 2000--interrupted only by the troubled 1970s--represented a normal performance. From this perspective the crisis was an interruption, caused by bad policy or bad people, and full recovery is to be expected if the cause is corrected. The End of Normal challenges this view. Placing the crisis in perspective, Galbraith argues that the 1970s already ended the age of easy growth. The 1980s and 1990s saw only uneven growth, with rising inequality within and between countries. And the 2000s saw the end even of that--despite frantic efforts to keep growth going with tax cuts, war spending, and financial deregulation. When the crisis finally came, stimulus and automatic stabilization were able to place a floor under economic collapse. But they are not able to bring about a return to high growth and full employment. Today, four factors impede a return to normal. They are the rising costs of real resources, the now-evident futility of military power, the labor-saving consequences of the digital revolution, and the breakdown of law and ethics in the financial sector. The Great Crisis should be seen as a turning point, a barometer of the rise of unstable economic conditions, which should be regarded as the new normal. Policies and institutions going forward should be designed, above all, modestly, to cope with this fact, maintaining conditions for a good life in difficult times"--
Be the message : taking your faith beyond words to a life of action Shook, Kerry.
The authors share how, tired of just preaching the words of the Gospel, they tried to manifest the Gospel in their intentions and actions, and how this shift in focus from words to action changed their family, church, and relationship with God.
13 hours : the inside account of what really happened in Benghazi Zuckoff, Mitchell.
"The harrowing, true account from the brave men on the ground who fought back during the Battle of Benghazi. 13 HOURS presents, for the first time ever, the true account of the events of September 11, 2012, when terrorists attacked the US State Department Special Mission Compound and a nearby CIA station called the Annex in Benghazi, Libya. A team of six American security operators fought to repel the attackers and protect the Americans stationed there. Those men went beyond the call of duty, performing extraordinary acts of courage and heroism, to avert tragedy on a much larger scale. This is their personal account, never before told, of what happened during the thirteen hours of that now-infamous attack. 13 HOURS sets the record straight on what happened during a night that has been shrouded in mystery and controversy. Written by New York Times bestselling author Mitchell Zuckoff, this riveting book takes readers into the action-packed story of heroes who laid their lives on the line for one another, for their countrymen, and for their country. 13 HOURS is a stunning, eye-opening, and intense book--but most importantly, it is the truth. The story of what happened to these men--and what they accomplished--is unforgettable"--
One million steps : a marine platoon at war West, Francis J.
Battalion 3/5 suffered the highest number of casualties in the war in Afghanistan. This is the story of one platoon in that distinguished battalion. Aware of U.S. plans to withdraw from the country, knowing their efforts were only a footprint in the sand, the fifty Marines of 3rd Platoon fought in Sangin, the most dangerous district in all of Afghanistan. So heavy were the casualties that the Secretary of Defense offered to pull the Marines out. Instead, they pushed forward. Each Marine in 3rd Platoon patrolled two and a half miles a day for six months--a total of one million steps--in search of a ghostlike enemy that struck without warning. Every day brought a new skirmish. Each footfall might trigger an IED. Half the Marines in 3rd Platoon didn't make it intact to the end of the tour. This is the story of the fifty brave men who faced these grim odds and refused to back down.--From publisher description.
The Copernicus complex : our cosmic significance in a universe of planets and probabilities Scharf, Caleb A., 1968- author.
"A groundbreaking revision of the Copernican Principle"--
Make : more electronics Platt, Charles.
This book offers new step-by-step experiments to teach you how to add computational power to your projects by using comparators, op-amps, sensors, and more.
Plant power : transform your kitchen, plate, and life with more than 150 fresh and flavorful vegan recipes Atlas, Nava.
Presents a guide for converting to a plant-based foods lifestyle, providing vegan recipes and meal plans with such dishes as veggie lo mein, coconut curried vegetable stew, roasted ratatouille, skillet tofu teriyaki, and unbaked brownies.
The Buddha walks into the office : a guide to livelihood for a new generation Rinzler, Lodro, author.
Does it ever seem that a lot of the people you work with are jerks? This book is about how not to let work turn you into one of them. Apply the simple Buddhist teachings and practices Lodro Rinzler provides here to whatever you do for a living, and you'll not only avoid jerk-hood, but you'll be setting out on the path toward making your livelihood an expression of your inherent wisdom, honesty, and compassion. In the process, you'll discover genuine empathy for the folks you once found so difficult. You'll also learn leadership skills that apply compassion to management in a way that increases happiness along with efficiency. As Lodro shows, even if the path of work shifts beneath your feet, it's possible to make your livelihood a source of satisfaction and of deep meaning.
Death of a King : the real story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s final year Smiley, Tavis, 1964- author.
Presents a revealing and dramatic chronicle of the 12 months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.
Leadership on the line : staying alive through the dangers of leading Heifetz, Ronald A. (Ronald Abadian), 1951-
Every day, opportunities to lead call out to us. At work and at home, in our local communities and in the global village, the chance to make a difference beckons. Yet often, we hesitate. For all its passion and promise, for all its excitement and rewards, leading is risky, dangerous work. Why? Because real leadership--the kind that surfaces conflict, challenges long-held beliefs, and demands new ways of doing things--causes pain. And when people feel threatened, they take aim at the person pushing for change. As a result, leaders often get hurt both personally and professionally. In this book, the authors combine a half century of teaching and consulting experience to show one can put oneself on the line, respond effectively to the risks, and live to celebrate the efforts. With examples including presidents of countries and of organizations, everyday managers and prominent activists, politicians and parents, the authors illustrate proven strategies for surviving and thriving amidst the dangers of leading.--From publisher description.
Queens of noise : the real story of the Runaways McDonnell, Evelyn.
"In four years the teenage members of the Runaways did what no other group of female rock musicians before them could: they released four albums for a major label and toured the world. The Runaways busted down doors for every girl band that followed. Joan Jett, Sandy West, Cherrie Currie, lead guitarist Lita Ford, and bassists Jackie Fox and Vicky Blue were pre-punk bandits, fostering revolution girl style decades before that became a riot grrrl catchphrase. The story of the Runaways has never been told in its entirety. Drawing on interviews with most of this seminal rock band's former members as well as controversial manager Kim Fowley, Queens of Noise will look beyond the lurid voyeuristic appeal of a sex-drugs-rock 'n' roll saga to give the band its place in musical, feminist, and cultural history."--From publisher.
Lincoln's gamble : the tumultuous six months that gave America the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War Brewster, Todd, author.
A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln's presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War.
The cost of cutting : a surgeon reveals the truth behind a multibillion-dollar industry Ruggieri, Paul, 1959-
" Why is surgery so expensive? Surgeon Paul A. Ruggieri reveals little-known truths about his profession-and the hidden flaws of our healthcare system-in this compelling and troubling account of real patients, real doctors, and how money influences medical decisions behind the scenes. Even many well-informed patients have no idea what may be contributing to the cost of their surgery. With up-to-date research and stories from his practice, Ruggieri shows how business arrangements among hospitals, insurance companies, and surgeons affect who gets treatment-and whether they get the right treatment. Pulling back the curtain from the hospital bed, he explains how to safeguard one's own health (and finances), and how America can make surgery more affordable for all without sacrificing quality care. "--
So we read on : how The Great Gatsby came to be and why it endures Corrigan, Maureen, author.
"The "Fresh Air" book critic investigates the enduring power of The Great Gatsby -- "The Great American Novel we all think we've read, but really haven't." Conceived nearly a century ago by a man who died believing himself a failure, it's now a revered classic and a rite of passage in the reading lives of millions. But how well do we really know The Great Gatsby? As Maureen Corrigan, Gatsby lover extraordinaire, points out, while Fitzgerald's masterpiece may be one of the most popular novels in America, many of us first read it when we were too young to fully comprehend its power. Offering a fresh perspective on what makes Gatsby great-and utterly unusual-So We Read On takes us into archives, high school classrooms, and even out onto the Long Island Sound to explore the novel's hidden depths, a journey whose revelations include Gatsby's surprising debt to hard-boiled crime fiction, its rocky path to recognition as a "classic," and its profound commentaries on the national themes of race, class, and gender. With rigor, wit, and infectious enthusiasm, Corrigan inspires us to re-experience the greatness of Gatsby and cuts to the heart of why we are, as a culture, "borne back ceaselessly" into its thrall. Along the way, she spins a new and fascinating story of her own"--
Daily dishonesty : the beautiful little lies we tell ourselves every day Hom, Lauren, author.
We've all had one of those days: you sleep through the three alarms you've set, you put your shirt on inside out, you burn your mouth on your coffee, and it's only 9 a.m.! Daily Dishonesty pays homage to the little lies we tell ourselves just to make it through the day.
Act like a success, think like a success : discovering your gift and the way to life's riches Harvey, Steve, 1956- author.
#1 New York Times bestselling author Steve Harvey tells you how to achieve your dreams using the gift you already have.
Rebel Souls : Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians Martin, Justin.
"In the shadow of the Civil War, a circle of radicals in a rowdy saloon changed American society and helped set Walt Whitman on the path to poetic immortality. Rebel Souls is the first book ever written about the colorful group of artists-- regulars at Pfaff's Saloon in Manhattan-- rightly considered America's original Bohemians. Besides a young Whitman, the circle included actor Edwin Booth, trailblazing stand-up comic Artemus Ward, psychedelic drug pioneer and author Fitz Hugh Ludlow, and brazen performer Adah Menken, famous for her Naked Lady routine. Central to their times, the artists managed to forge connections with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Mark Twain, and even Abraham Lincoln. Justin Martin shows how this first bohemian culture--imported from Paris to a dingy Broadway saloon--seeded and nurtured an American tradition of rebel art that thrives to this day. "--
Getting started with sensors Karvinen, Kimmo, author.
Artful Christmas : 30 elegant craft projects Wasinger, Susan.
Celebrate a merry Christmas in an artfully decorated home! Crafters will feel the joy as they make 30 elegant yet incredibly easy projects out of the most affordable and accessible materials. Deck the halls with a lacy air dried clay wreath, a stamped muslin bag Advent calendar, festive felt stockings, sparkling paper ornaments, a glittered garland, and other items beautiful and bright.
Shape by shape free-motion quilting with Angela Walters : 70+ designs for blocks, backgrounds & borders Walters, Angela, 1979-
Crochet boutique : hats : 25 fresh takes on classic crocheted hat designs Oglesby, Rachael.
The Roosevelts : an intimate history Ward, Geoffrey C.
An extraordinarily vivid and personal portrait of America's greatest political family and its enormous impact on our nation--the tie-in volume to the PBS documentary to air in the fall of 2014.
American monsters : a history of monster lore, legends, and sightings in America Godfrey, Linda S., author.
"From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America--including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more"--
Unretirement : how baby boomers are changing the way we think about work, community, and the good life Farrell, Chris, author.
"The old idea of 'retirement'--a word that means withdrawal, describing a time when people gave up productive employment and shrank their activities--was a short-lived historical anomaly. Humans have always found meaning and motivation in work and community, Farrell notes, and the boomer generation, poised to live longer in better health than any before, is already discovering unretirement: extending their working lives, often with new careers, entrepreneurial ventures, and volunteer service. Their experience, wisdom--and importantly, their continued earnings--will enrich the American workplace, treasury, and our whole society in the decades to come"--Amazon.com.
The small BIG : small changes that spark BIG influence Martin, Steve J.
Argues that small changes can have big influential effects and identifies more than fifty of these changes in successful business case studies.
The home security handbook : expert advice for keeping safe at home (and away) Finch, Lynne, author.
Author Lynne Finch takes a comprehensive look at ways to improve your family's immediate safety and methods for protecting them in the future. Finch covers a wide range of topics from temporary ways renters can make their home secure, to more permanent changes an owner can make.
500 traditional quilts
Love cycles : the five essential stages of lasting love Carroll, Linda.
"The notions that passion always peters out, that there's a "seven-year itch," and that honeymoons are over once reality sets in are clichés with truth to them. But that doesn't mean that long-term love is impossible. As veteran couples therapist Linda Carroll shows, love "cycles," including Doubt and Denial, are part of genuine intimacy, rather than signs of its demise. In fact, asserts Carroll, it is by courageously moving through what comes after the rapturous initial Merge cycle that we get to authentic intimate relationship. As crucial as our willingness to navigate stormy waters of Disillusionment and Decision is embracing the inner personal development that is both a reward of and prerequisite for Wholehearted Loving. The goal, that Carroll demonstrates how to attain, is to become our best self and share that self - joyfully and honestly - with another"--
Creative dressage schooling : enjoy the training process with 55 meaningful exercises Kohl, Julia.
The goal of this book is to provide practical exercises to keep you and your horse busy, and ideas for using movements and school figures in different ways. As you grow familiar with these exercises, the experience you gain will automatically lead to new ideas and creative ways to keep your horse occupied meaningfully.
Exploring LEGO Mindstorms EV3 : tools and techniques for building and programming robots Park, Eun Jung, author.
Organic mushroom farming and mycoremediation : simple to advanced and experimental techniques for indoor and outdoor cultivation Cotter, Tradd, 1973-
What would it take to grow mushrooms in space? How can mushroom cultivation help us manage, or at least make use of, invasive species such as kudzu and water hyacinth and thereby reduce dependence on herbicides? Is it possible to develop a low-cost and easy-to-implement mushroom-growing kit that would provide high-quality edible protein and bioremediation in the wake of a natural disaster? How can we advance our understanding of morel cultivation so that growers stand a better chance of success? For more than twenty years, mycology expert Tradd Cotter has been pondering these questions and conducting trials in search of the answers. In Organic Mushroom Farming and Mycoremediation, Cotter not only offers readers an in-depth exploration of best organic mushroom cultivation practices, he shares the results of his groundbreaking research and offers myriad ways to apply your cultivation skills and further incorporate mushrooms into your life--whether your goal is to help your community clean up industrial pollution or simply to settle down at the end of the day with a cold Reishi-infused homebrew ale.
Beading all-stars : 20 jewelry projects from your favorite designers.
Glitterville's handmade Christmas : a glittered guide for whimsical crafting! Brown, Stephen, author.
Have yourself a Glittery Little Christmas -- with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful projects from the Craft Elves at Glitterville! Following the success of "Glitterville's Handmade Halloween," Glitterville is back for the sparkliest holiday of all! "Glitterville's Handmade Christmas" is as bursting as a mantle-hung stocking with twenty new whimsical, winter-wonderful craft projects that will fill your home with sleighfuls of cheer. Hundreds of beautiful, easy-to-follow, step-by-step full-color photos and how-tos make the crafting fun and the results foolproof. From a Jolly Dolly Holly Wreath or a charming Glittery Village you can nestle into its own Sparkle Forest, to the frostiest Magic Snow and the jolliest pine-cone-bodied Glitter Gnome, "yule" find everything you need to make your home glisten and shine this holiday season!
Cultured foods for your kitchen : 100 recipes featuring the bold flavors of fermentation Scheintaub, Leda.
The spinner's book of fleece : a breed-by-breed guide to choosing and spinning the perfect fiber for every purpose Smith, Beth, 1965- author.
Provides information about the wool shorn from twenty-one different breeds of sheep, noting the characteristics, history, structure, grease content, and fiber diameter of each.
The bee : a natural history Wilson-Rich, Noah.
Stitch draw James, Rosie.
Help your baby to sleep : practical sleep solutions, from newborn to age three Barratt, Judy.
From Amazon.com: "A practical, informative and invaluable parenting resource for the early years, Help Your Baby to Sleep equips parents with the tools to instill good sleep habits early on, helping to align the whole family's sleep and enhance family well-being."
The grain brain cookbook : more than 150 life-changing, gluten-free recipes to transform your health Perlmutter, David, 1954-
Dr. David Perlmutter's groundbreaking bestseller Grain Brain revolutionized the way we think about our health, exposing the devastating effects of wheat, sugar, and carbs on the brain and empowering us with new knowledge: by eating the right foods, you can profoundly affect how your brain will be working next year, in five years, and for the rest of your life. The Grain Brain Cookbook equips you to do just that, presenting more than 150 delectable recipes to keep your brain vibrant and your body fit, all while dramatically reducing your risk for, and treating Alzheimer's, depression, ADHD, and epilepsy, as well as relieving more common, everyday conditions like chronic headaches, insomnia, anxiety, and "senior moments" of forgetfulness. The meals in this book are wholesome, easy to prepare, and best of all, delicious to eat, making your transition to a gluten free life seamless, satisfying, and stress free in the kitchen.
The Virgin way : everything I know about leadership Branson, Richard.
"While building the Virgin Group over forty years, Richard Branson has never shied away from seemingly outlandish challenges that others (including his own colleagues on several occasions) considered sheer lunacy. He has taken on giants like British Airways and won, and monsters like Coca-Cola and lost. Now Branson gives an inside look at his strikingly different swashbuckling style of leadership. Learn how fun, family, passion, and the dying art of listening are key components to what his extended family of employees around the world have always dubbed (with a wink) the "Virgin Way." This unique perspective comes from a man who dropped out of school at sixteen, suffers from dyslexia, and has never worked for anyone but himself. He may be famous for thinking outside the box-an expression he despises-but Branson asserts that "you'll never have to think outside the box if you refuse to let anyone build one around you." This is a unique book on leadership from someone who readily admits he has never read a book on leadership in his life. So expect the unexpected"--
Love : the saint and the seeker Stevens, Christina, 1948-
Narwhals : arctic whales in a melting world McLeish, Todd.
Women in clothes
"An exploration of the questions we ask ourselves while getting dressed every day, and the answers from more than six hundred women"--From back cover.
Your inner will : finding personal strength in critical times Ferrucci, Piero, author.
"The noted psychotherapist and bestselling author of The Power of Kindness offers a concrete, meaningful program in developing your willpower to face periods of crisis. Crisis is an inevitable fact of life. All of us experience times of despair, gloom, fear, and uncertainty. But we each possess core reserves of internal resilience that can be cultivated for overcoming and anticipating such setbacks. In this stirring and deeply practical work, Piero Ferrucci employs insights from classical mythology, religious traditions, psychological teachings, patient case studies, and human-potential exercises to provide a full program in how to develop the adamantine chords of our interior selves. Ferrucci explores the pitfalls we face when traits of inner strength are deficient, and what we can expect when they are healthfully developed. Your Inner Will is an immensely practical study that helps readers navigate crises and pursue more integral lives"--
Age of opportunity : lessons from the new science of adolescence Steinberg, Laurence D., 1952-
"A leading authority draws on new research to explain why the adolescent years are so developmentally crucial, and what we must do to raise happier, more successful kids. Adolescence now lasts longer than ever before. And as world-renowned expert on adolescent psychology Dr. Laurence Steinberg argues, this makes these years the key period in determining individuals' life outcomes, demanding that we change the way we parent, educate, and understand young people. In Age of Opportunity, Steinberg leads readers through a host of new findings -- including groundbreaking original research -- that reveal what the new timetable of adolescence means for parenting 13-year-olds (who may look more mature than they really are) versus 20-somethings (who may not be floundering even when it looks like they are). He also explains how the plasticity of the adolescent brain, rivaling that of years 0 through 3, suggests new strategies for instilling self-control during the teenage years. Packed with useful knowledge, Age of Opportunity is a sweeping book in the tradition of Reviving Ophelia, and an essential guide for parents and educators of teenagers"--
Modern crochet : crochet accessories and projects for your home Mills, Molla, author.
The narcissist next door : understanding the monster in your family, in your office, in your bed--in your world Kluger, Jeffrey, author.
"From an award-winning senior writer at Time, an eye-opening exploration of narcissism, how to recognize it, and how to handle it. The odds are good that you know a narcissist-probably a lot of them. The odds are also good that they are intelligent, confident, and articulate-the center of attention. They make you laugh and they make you think. The odds are also that this spell didn't last. Narcissists are everywhere. There are millions of them in the United States alone: entertainers, politicians, business people, your neighbors. Recognizing and understanding them is crucial to your not being overtaken by them, says Jeffrey Kluger, in his provocative new book about this insidious disorder. With insight and wit, Kluger frames the surprising new research on narcissism and explains the complex, exasperating personality disorder. He reveals how narcissism and narcissists affect our lives at work and at home, on the road, and in the halls of government, what to do when we encounter narcissism, and how to neutralize its effects before it's too late. As a Time writer and science editor, Kluger knows how to take science's new ideas and transform them into smart, accessible insights. Highly readable and deeply engaging, this book helps us understand narcissism and narcissists more fully."--
Club Soccer 101 : the essential guide to the stars, stats, and stories of 101 of the greatest teams in the world Dempsey, Luke, author.
Wisdom for winners : a millionaire mindset Stovall, Jim, author.
Liar, temptress, soldier, spy : four women undercover in the Civil War Abbott, Karen, 1973-
"The never-before-told story of four real-life women who risked everything to take on a life of espionage during the Civil War"--Provided by publisher.
Trees up close : the beauty of bark, leaves, flowers, and seeds Hugo, Nancy R., author.
The complete chile pepper book : a gardener's guide to choosing, growing, preserving, and cooking DeWitt, Dave.
"Chile peppers are hot -- in every sense of the word. They add culinary fire to thousands of dishes from a variety of cuisines and inspire near-fanatical devotion in those who have succumbed to their incendiary charms. In this comprehensive book, world chile experts Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland have assembled all the information that anyone with an interest in chile peppers could ever hope to find. Detailed profiles of the 100 most popular chile varieties include information on how to grow chiles, how to diagnose and remedy problems, pests, and diseases, and post-harvest processing and preservation. The book culminates in 85 mouth-watering recipes that make brilliant use of both the characteristic heat of chile peppers and of their more subtle flavor qualities. " -- from publisher's website.
The essential guide to cultivating mushrooms : simple and advanced techniques for growing shiitake, oyster, lion's mane, and maitake mushrooms at home Russell, Stephen (Stephen D.), 1984-
Learn to grow the most popular species - oyster, shiitake, lion's mane, and maitake - in controlled indoor environments at home. Beginning with the best ways to ensure success with a kit and proceeding through advanced techniques for creating sawdust spawn, working with liquid cultures and fruiting chambers, and much more, Stephen Russell covers everything the home grower needs to know. A trusted reference for market growers, this book is also the perfect companion for hobbyists craving a steady supply of dinner-table mushrooms.--COVER.
Honoring grief : creating a space to let yourself heal Kennedy, Alexandra, author.
"If you know someone who has suffered loss and is experiencing grief, simply sending a card or flowers may seem insufficient. Many people are unsure how to comfort a friend or loved-one in times of loss. This special book is filled with inspirational wisdom, practical self-help for healing, and makes a meaningful and comforting gift. Written by psychotherapist and grief expert Alexandra Kennedy, Honoring Grief provides powerful and compassionate advice for dealing with loss. Compatible with any religious or spiritual orientation, this book aims to help readers create a sanctuary-a special space where they are free to work through the difficult emotions that accompany grief. The act of grieving can be overwhelming. That's why the self-help tips in this book are simple, brief, and effective-ideal for anyone suffering the emotionally and physically exhausting effects of grief"--
Love me, don't leave me : overcoming fear of abandonment & building lasting, loving relationships Skeen, Michelle.
"Everyone thrives on love, comfort, and the safety of family, friends, and community. But if you are denied these basic comforts early in life, whether through a lack of physical affection or emotional bonding, you may develop intense fears of abandonment that can last well into adulthood-fears so powerful that they can actually cause you to push people away. If you suffer from fears of abandonment, you may have underlying feelings of anger, shame, fear, anxiety, depression, and grief. These emotions are intense and painful, and when they surface they can lead to a number of negative behaviors, such as jealousy, clinging, and emotional blackmail. In Love Me, Don't Leave Me, therapist Michelle Skeen combines acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), schema therapy, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help you identify the root of your fears. In this book you'll learn how schema coping behaviors-deeply entrenched and automatic behaviors rooted in childhood experiences and fears-can take over and cause you to inadvertently sabotage your relationships. By recognizing these coping behaviors and understanding their cause, you will not only gain powerful insights into your own mind, but also into the minds of those around you. If you are ready to break the self-fulfilling cycle of mistrust, clinginess, and heartbreak and start building lasting, trusting relationships, this book will be your guide"--
Gratitude & trust : six affirmations that will change your life Williams, Paul, 1940-
" Paul Williams is an alcoholic. Tracey Jackson is not. But together, these two close friends have written Gratitude and Trust, a book designed to apply the principles of the recovery movement to the countless people who are not addicts but nevertheless need effective help with their difficulties and pain. Williams, the award-winning songwriter, actor, and performer, has embraced a traditional alcoholism recovery plan for more than two decades of sobriety. Jackson, a well-known TV and film writer-and veteran of many years of traditional therapy-has never been a drunk or a drug abuser, but she realized that many of the tenets of Williams's program could apply to her. In Gratitude and Trust, Williams and Jackson ask: What happens to those who struggle with vexing problems yet are not full-blown addicts? Are there any lessons to be learned from the foundational and time-tested principles of the recovery movement? Whether you're tethered to your phone or you turn to food for comfort, whether you're a perfectionist and can't let things go or are too afraid to fail to even try, whether you can find intimacy only on the Internet or you've been involved in a string of nasty relationships-the first step toward feeling better about yourself and your life is the realization that you are what's standing in your way. Williams and Jackson have designed a new, positive program, based on a half-dozen new affirmations, that can help conquer your vices, address personal dysfunction, and start to brighten the darkest moods. Gratitude and Trust is an essential, inspirational, and uplifting guide to identifying and changing maladaptive behaviors in order to uncover your most productive, healthiest self"--