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A punch of color : fifty years of painting by Camille Patha
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A punch of color : fifty years of painting by Camille Patha

"Throughout her six-decade career, Camille Patha's painting has oscillated between the figurative and the abstract. Patha began painting gestural abstraction in the 1960s then deliberately explored various painting styles, including hard-edged abstraction and surrealist-infused photorealism and, finally, a return to abstraction. During each era of her career, Patha demonstrated a full mastery of painting, presenting canvases that wholly embody her imagery and vocabulary with an unwavering voice and shocking vigor. Patha asserts her power as a painter by creating imagery of a complete universe that enables the viewer to be fully absorbed within a boundless volume. In her paintings, she shares a sense of wonder about the existential conundrums confronting every person and with the exuberance of her elastic symbolism. A Punch of Color is the first retrospective of her work since 1979. Rock Hushka is curator of contemporary and Northwest art and director of curatorial administration at Tacoma Art Museum"--

759.13
Added: April 23, 2014

Mudhoney : the sound and the fury from Seattle
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Mudhoney : the sound and the fury from Seattle

Cameron, Keith (Music journalist), author.

782.4216
Added: April 23, 2014

Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen : interviews and encounters
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Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen : interviews and encounters

Cohen, Leonard, 1934-

782.4216
Added: April 23, 2014

Ipad and iphone digital photography tips and tricks
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Book

Ipad and iphone digital photography tips and tricks

Rich, Jason.

771.44
Added: April 23, 2014

Marinades : the quick-fix way to turn everyday food into exceptional fare, with 400 recipes
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Marinades : the quick-fix way to turn everyday food into exceptional fare, with 400 recipes

Presents two hundred recipes for meat, fish, and vegetable marinades, including Tex-Mex marinade, smoky bacon marinade, wasabi marinade, and caramel-vanilla syrup, and provides a preparation guideline for each marinade recipe.

Vaserfirer, Lucy.

641.7
Added: April 23, 2014

Tables and chairs
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Book

Tables and chairs

684.08
Added: April 23, 2014

Pagan Britain
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Pagan Britain

Britain's pagan past, with its astonishing number and variety of mysterious monuments, atmospheric sites, enigmatic artefacts, bloodthirsty legends and cryptic inscriptions, has always enthralled and perplexed us. 'Pagan Britain' is a history of religious beliefs from the Old Stone Age to the coming of Christianity. This ambitious book integrates the latest evidence to survey our transformed - and transforming - understanding of early religious behaviour, and, also, the way in which that behaviour has been interpreted in recent times, as a mirror for modern dreams and fears. From the Palaeolithic era to the coming of Christianity and beyond, Hutton reveals the long development, rapid suppression and enduring cultural significance of paganism. Woven into the chronological narrative are numerous case studies of sacred sites both well-known - Stonehenge, Avebury, Seahenge and Maiden Castle - and more unusual far-flung locations across the mainland and coastal islands.

Hutton, Ronald, author.

200.9361
Added: April 23, 2014

Lost & found : finding hope in the detours of life
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Lost & found : finding hope in the detours of life

"An inspiring personal account of overcoming past mistakes and finding faith and purpose again from a young woman who was pregnant at fourteen, then married and divorced in her twenties"--

Jakes, Sarah.

289.9409
Added: April 23, 2014

NYC basic tips and etiquette
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NYC basic tips and etiquette

Pyle, Nathan W., author.

917.471
Added: April 23, 2014

Hummingbirds : a life-size guide to every species
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Hummingbirds : a life-size guide to every species

Fogden, Michael.

598.764
Added: April 23, 2014

Why the Germans? Why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust
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Why the Germans? Why the Jews? : envy, race hatred, and the prehistory of the Holocaust

"A provocative and insightful analysis that sheds new light on one of the most puzzling and historically unsettling conundrums Why the Germans? Why the Jews? Countless historians have grappled with these questions, but few have come up with answers as original and insightful as those of maverick German historian Götz Aly. Tracing the prehistory of the Holocaust from the 1800s to the Nazis' assumption of power in 1933, Aly shows that German anti-Semitism was--to a previously overlooked extent--driven in large part by material concerns, not racist ideology or religious animosity. As Germany made its way through the upheaval of the Industrial Revolution, the difficulties of the lethargic, economically backward German majority stood in marked contrast to the social and economic success of the agile Jewish minority. This success aroused envy and fear among the Gentile population, creating fertile ground for murderous Nazi politics.Surprisingly, and controversially, Aly shows that the roots of the Holocaust are deeply intertwined with German efforts to create greater social equality. Redistributing wealth from the well-off to the less fortunate was in many respects a laudable goal, particularly at a time when many lived in poverty. But as the notion of material equality took over the public imagination, the skilled, well-educated Jewish population came to be seen as having more than its fair share. Aly's account of this fatal social dynamic opens up a new vantage point on the greatest crime in history and is sure to prompt heated debate for years to come"--

Aly, Götz, 1947- author.

943.0049
Added: April 23, 2014

Supreme commander : MacArthur's triumph in Japan
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Supreme commander : MacArthur's triumph in Japan

A combination of political history, military biography, and business management reveals how General Douglas MacArthur defied expectations to rebuild Japan successfully after World War II.

Morris, Seymour, author.

327.73
Added: April 23, 2014

Brick wonders : ancient, modern, and natural wonders made from LEGO
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Brick wonders : ancient, modern, and natural wonders made from LEGO

Elsmore, Warren.

688.725
Added: April 23, 2014

The nourished kitchen : farm-to-table recipes for the traditional foods lifestyle : featuring bone broths, fermented vegetables, grass-fed meats, wholesome fats, raw dairy, and kombuchas
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The nourished kitchen : farm-to-table recipes for the traditional foods lifestyle : featuring bone broths, fermented vegetables, grass-fed meats, wholesome fats, raw dairy, and kombuchas

"A cookbook from the author of the popular website Nourished Kitchen, featuring 175 recipes based on the 'traditional foods' philosophy of eating, which emphasizes whole grains, dairy, red meat, organ meats, and fermented foods. A traditional foods diet celebrates unrefined, whole, and natural foods while avoiding modern, refined ones, it also seeks to prepare them in the same manner as our ancestors, prior to the industrialization of food. The traditional foods diet, based on the findings of Dr. Weston A. Price's anthropological data from the 1930s, suggests that cultures who subsist on native, unrefined, traditionally-prepared foods enjoy better health (with lower rates of infertility, heart disease, diabetes, and autoimmune disease) than those who consume a diet of processed foods. This cookbook offers a beautifully illustrated treatment of this nutrient-dense cooking style, with wholesome time-tested recipes including restorative bone broths, revitalizing kombuchas and tonics, and hearty and economical bean and lentil dishes. Contrary to nearly all of today's trendy diets, the traditional foods diet is not a restrictive eating style--it focuses on eating diversely and seasonally. It is more inclusive than the paleo diet and shares the environmental and ethical principles of the farm-to-table movement. Practical sidebars include tutorials on infusing honey, making homemade almond flour, preparing a sourdough starter, and rendering poultry fat. Beyond recipes, The Nourished Kitchen also addresses the larger issues of how modern convenience food bypasses traditional culinary wisdom and the critical importance of how food is sourced and prepared for optimal nutrition"--

McGruther, Jennifer.

641.302
Added: April 23, 2014

Climate changed : a personal journey through the science
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Climate changed : a personal journey through the science

"What are the causes and consequences of climate change? When the scale is so big, can an individual make any difference? Documentary, diary, and masterwork graphic novel, this up-to-date look at our planet and how we live on it explains what global warming is all about. With the most complicated concepts made clear by investigative journalist and artist Philippe Squarzoni, Climate Changed weaves together scientific research, extensive interviews with experts, and a call for action. Weighing the potential of some solutions and the false promises of others, this groundbreaking work provides a realistic, balanced view of the magnitude of the crisis that An Inconvenient Truth only touched on"--

Squarzoni, Philippe.

551.6
Added: April 23, 2014

Year of no sugar : a memoir
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Year of no sugar : a memoir

Schaub challenged her family to join her on a quest to eat no added sugar for an entire year. Along the way, she uncovered the real costs of our sugar-heavy American diet-- including diabetes, obesity, and other health problems. Here is what "kicking the sugar addiction" looks like for a real American family.

Schaub, Eve O., author.

613.2833
Added: April 23, 2014

The new naked : the ultimate sex education for grown-ups
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The new naked : the ultimate sex education for grown-ups

Fisch, Harry, 1958-

613.9071
Added: April 23, 2014

Home sweet anywhere : how we sold our house, created a new life, and saw the world
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Home sweet anywhere : how we sold our house, created a new life, and saw the world

Martin, Lynne, author.

910.4092
Added: April 23, 2014

Be in a treehouse : design, construction, inspiration
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Be in a treehouse : design, construction, inspiration

Pete Nelson, the world's best-known treehouse designer and builder, wants to put readers in trees--his motto is, "get 'er done, so you can BE in a TREE." His new book is a comprehensive source of inspiration and practical information about treehouse design and construction. To that end, he shares the basics of treehouse construction with his own recent projects as case studies. Using photographs taken especially for this project along with diagrams, he covers the selection and care of trees, and explains the fundamentals of building treehouse platforms. To ignite the imagination, Nelson presents 27 treehouses in the United States, Europe, and Africa. The book will be indispensible to anyone who aspires to have a treehouse, from the armchair dreamer, to the amateur builder, to the professional contractor.

Nelson, Peter, 1962-

728.9
Added: April 23, 2014

Technical analysis for dummies
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Technical analysis for dummies

Rockefeller, Barbara, 1946- author.

332.6
Added: April 23, 2014

From enemy to friend : Jewish wisdom and the pursuit of peace
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From enemy to friend : Jewish wisdom and the pursuit of peace

Eilberg, Amy.

296.3827
Added: April 23, 2014

Fighting for peace : veterans and military families in the anti-Iraq War movement
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Fighting for peace : veterans and military families in the anti-Iraq War movement

Leitz, Lisa, author.

956.7044
Added: April 23, 2014

The practicing happiness workbook : how mindfulness can free you from the 4 psychological traps that keep you stressed, anxious, and depressed
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The practicing happiness workbook : how mindfulness can free you from the 4 psychological traps that keep you stressed, anxious, and depressed

Baer, Ruth A.

158.1
Added: April 22, 2014

Matthew Mead's backyard style.
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Matthew Mead's backyard style.

Mead, Matthew, author.

747.889
Added: April 22, 2014

From scratch : an introduction to French breads, cheeses, preserves, pickles, charcuterie, condiments, yogurts, sweets, and more
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From scratch : an introduction to French breads, cheeses, preserves, pickles, charcuterie, condiments, yogurts, sweets, and more

"Whether it's bread or bouillons, infusions or ice cream, smoked salmon or sausages: preparing French-style handmade, homemade food is satisfying and simple. This gorgeous cookbook presents 120 recipes for everything from fresh yogurts, cheeses, pastas, and pickles to compotes, conserves, confit, and charcuterie. With these easy artisanal techniques, even inexperienced cooks can create delicious, authentic French cuisine" --

Laurendon, Laurence, author.

641.5944
Added: April 22, 2014

Run, don't walk : the curious and chaotic life of a physical therapist inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center
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Run, don't walk : the curious and chaotic life of a physical therapist inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center

"M*A*S*H meets Scrubs in a sharply observant, absurdly funny, inspiring, and totally unique debut memoir from a physical therapist at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the birthplace of physical therapy and the world leader in prosthetic rehabilitation for injured war veterans"--

Levine, Adele, author.

956.7044
Added: April 22, 2014

Shining star : braving the elements of Earth, Wind & Fire
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Shining star : braving the elements of Earth, Wind & Fire

A personal account by the lead singer of Earth, Wind & Fire traces his professional and spiritual journey against a backdrop of the group's meteoric rise to stardom, describing the diverse influences that shaped the band's style and his own experiences as a solo performer.

Bailey, Philip, 1951- author.

782.4216
Added: April 22, 2014

The Mountain Meadows Massacre
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The Mountain Meadows Massacre

In September 1857, one of the worst atrocities in the history of the westward movement occurred when the Fancher Company was massacred with the exception of approximately eighteen small children. This was not simply another Indian attack. the Mormon settlers of Southern Utah actively participated ... Mrs. Brooks, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has done the most definitive study of the massacre and has been completely objective throughout.

Brooks, Juanita, 1898-1989.

979.247
Added: April 22, 2014

Organic wire and metal jewelry : stunning pieces made with sea glass, stones, and crystals
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Organic wire and metal jewelry : stunning pieces made with sea glass, stones, and crystals

Martin, Beth L., 1957- author.

739.274
Added: April 22, 2014

Snack Girl to the rescue! : a real-life guide to losing weight & getting healthy, with 100 recipes under 400 calories : easy, delicious food for breakfast, lunch & dinner
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Snack Girl to the rescue! : a real-life guide to losing weight & getting healthy, with 100 recipes under 400 calories : easy, delicious food for breakfast, lunch & dinner

Cain, Lisa, 1969-

613.25
Added: April 22, 2014

28 days to younger skin : the diet program for beautiful skin including more than 50 recipes
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28 days to younger skin : the diet program for beautiful skin including more than 50 recipes

Fischer, Karen, 1972-

646.726
Added: April 22, 2014

The forest feast : simple vegetarian recipes from my cabin in the woods
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The forest feast : simple vegetarian recipes from my cabin in the woods

Erin Gleeson made her dream a reality when she left New York City and moved into a tiny cabin in a California forest in order to be closer to nature. The natural beauty of her surroundings and the abundance of local produce serve as the inspiration for The Forest Feast, based on her popular blog. Most of the book's 100 wholly vegetarian recipes call for only three or four ingredients and require very few steps, resulting in dishes that are fresh, wholesome, delicious, and stunning. Among the delightful recipes are eggplant tacos with brie and cilantro, rosemary shortbread, and blackberry negroni. Vibrant photographs, complemented by Erin's own fanciful watercolor illustrations and hand lettering, showcase the rustic simplicity of the dishes. Part cookbook, part art book, The Forest Feast will be as comfortable in the kitchen as on the coffee table.

Gleeson, Erin, author, illustrator.

641.5636
Added: April 22, 2014

Lady in waiting : becoming God's best while waiting for Mr. Right
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Lady in waiting : becoming God's best while waiting for Mr. Right

Kendall, Jackie, 1950-

248.843
Added: April 22, 2014

Players first : coaching from the inside out
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Players first : coaching from the inside out

"In Players First, John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball's most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory. At its core, Calipari's coaching philosophy centers on keeping his focus on the players--what they need to get the best out of themselves and one another. He is beloved by his players for being utterly honest with them and making promises that he always keeps, no matter what. He knows that in this age, they come to Kentucky to prepare for the NBA, every year he gets players who in a previous era would have gone directly into the pros from high school but now have to play college basketball for one year. Calipari has fought against this system, but he has to play within it, and so he does, better than anyone"--

Calipari, John, 1958- author.

796.323
Added: April 22, 2014

The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap
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The divide : American injustice in the age of the wealth gap

"Matt Taibbi's genius is in untangling complex stories and making us care about them by providing striking moral clarity and a genuine sense of outrage. He has become among the most read journalists in America, leading the dialogue with epic Rolling Stone pieces that offer an "almost startling reminder of the power of good writing" (Washington Post). In this new work, he once again takes readers into the biggest, most urgent story in America: a widening wealth gap that is not only reshaping our economic life, but changing our core sense of right and wrong. The wealthy 1% operate with near impunity, while everyone else finds their very existence the subject of massive law enforcement attention: from stop-and-frisk programs and the immigrant dragnet to invasive surveillance and the abuse of debtors. Driven by immersive reporting, this is a stunning look into the newest high-stakes divide in our country: between a lawless aristocracy of hyperwealth and the rest of us, living under the shadow of an incipient American police state"--

Taibbi, Matt.

303.372
Added: April 22, 2014

I can hear you whisper : an intimate journey through the science of sound and language
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I can hear you whisper : an intimate journey through the science of sound and language

"An investigation into the science of hearing, child language acquisition, neuroplasticity, brain development, and Deaf culture spurred by Lydia Denworth's discovery that her son couldn't hear her lullabies and the family's life-altering decision to give him a cochlear implant. Lydia Denworth's third son, Alex, was almost two when he was diagnosed with profound and progressive hearing loss. As both a science writer and the mother of young children, Denworth was steeped in messages about the importance of enrichment to the developing brain. She became determined to do whatever it took to allow Alex to hear and acquire spoken language, a quest that ultimately led to a controversial piece of emergent "superhero technology": the cochlear implant. In this engrossing journey to the frontiers of science, readers will learn why sound is so important to the developing brain, what new possibilities come from the latest research, and what exactly is going on when you focus your hearing at a cocktail party. Denworth goes beyond her personal experience with her son, interviewing the world's leading experts on child language development and hearing technology, leaders in the deaf community, and neuroscientists. I Can Hear You Whisper weaves together Alex's story with the tales of two scientific revolutions: the centuries-long quest to develop the cochlear implant and science's changing understanding of the brain's remarkable plasticity-all told against the sometimes-incendiary backdrop of identity politics and medical ethics. "--

Denworth, Lydia, 1966-

617.89
Added: April 21, 2014

Citizen canine : our evolving relationship with cats and dogs
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Citizen canine : our evolving relationship with cats and dogs

Dogs are getting lawyers. Cats are getting kidney transplants. Could they one day be fellow citizens? Cats and dogs were once wild animals. Today, they are family members and surrogate children. A little over a century ago, pets didn't warrant the meager legal status of property. Now, they have more rights and protections than any other animal in the country. Some say they're even on the verge of becoming legal persons. How did we get here, and what happens next? In this fascinating exploration of the changing status of dogs and cats in society, pet lover and award winning journalist David Grimm explores the rich and surprising history of our favorite companion animals.

Grimm, David, 1975- author.

636.0887
Added: April 21, 2014

Inheritance : how our genes change our lives-- and our lives change our genes
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Inheritance : how our genes change our lives-- and our lives change our genes

Explains new concepts in human genetics and health that indicate that the fundamental nature of the human genome is much more fluid and flexible than originally thought.

Moalem, Sharon.

616.042
Added: April 21, 2014

Juice it! : energizing blends for today's juicers
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Juice it! : energizing blends for today's juicers

Asbell, Robin.

641.875
Added: April 21, 2014

Risk savvy : how to make good decisions
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Risk savvy : how to make good decisions

Posits that "most of us, including doctors, lawyers, financial advisers, and elected officials, misunderstand statistics much more often than we think, leaving us not only misinformed, but vulnerable to exploitation. Yet there is hope. Anyone can learn to make better decisions for their health, finances, family, and business without needing to consult an expert or a super computer, and Gigerenzer shows us how"--

Gigerenzer, Gerd.

153.83
Added: April 21, 2014

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