Drawing trees John-Naylor, Denis, author.
Edgar Degas : drawings and pastels Lloyd, Christopher, 1945- author.
The invisible bridge : the fall of Nixon and the rise of Reagan Perlstein, Rick, 1969-
The best-selling author of Nixonland presents a portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.
Abraham : one nomad's amazing journey of faith Swindoll, Charles R.
Last chain on Billie : how one extraordinary elephant escaped the big top Bradley, Carol, 1957-
"Against the backdrop of a glittering but brutal circus world, [this book] charts the history of elephants in America, the ... story of the Elephant Sanctuary, and the ... tale of a resilient elephant who defied the system even as she struggled to conquer her past, who never lost sight of the life she was meant to have"--Amazon.com.
I need some help here! : hope for when your kids don't go according to plan Lipp, Kathi, 1967-
Dream year : make the leap from a job you hate to a life you love Arment, Ben.
" "Some people are content to help fulfill the dreams of their employers. But my guess is you're not one of them. You were born with a dream of your own. And this year, you're doing something about it." Somewhere along your road to adulthood, you pushed your dreams to the side. You had to pay bills. You feared taking a risk on yourself. And so you settled into an unfulfilling, perhaps even unpleasant career. If it's any comfort, you're far from alone, 66 percent of Americans hate their jobs. But what if someone could guide you, step-by-step, as you identify, plan, and launch your dream career-in just one year. That's what Ben Arment does in his transformative coaching class, which has helped hundreds of people reinvent their lives to enjoy greater enthusiasm and fulfillment while also making a living. Now he's sharing his best insights, advice, and inspiring true stories in Dream Year. You'll find out how people just like you are discovering (or rediscovering) what they were truly born to do, then following a proven process to make it real. And you'll meet men and women such as. Chuck Templeton, who created an online reservation system, OpenTable, that now serves more than thirty thousand restaurants worldwide. Katie Strandlund, who launched her own event-planning business and developed a full and deeply gratifying client list. Fabien Riggall, who combined his love for film and theater into a unique experience called Secret Cinema, which has reached 120,000 people. Hilary Barnett, who started a social media company that now employs several team members and creates content for national brands. There's no dream too big to be beyond the power of the Dream Year process. But before you conclude that this all sounds terrifyingly risky, consider Arment's wise words: "Worst-case scenarios rarely happen. And even when they do, they're not as bad as we think. In fact, what most of us call a worst-case scenario is often just a reduction in our standard of living. If it becomes as bad as you'd feared, you can always get another job. You can recover your life savings. You can get your dignity back. But you can never recover what you never tried at all.""--
Bricks & mortals : ten great buildings and the people they made Wilkinson, Tom, author.
Good faeries Froud, Brian.
An inverted volume in which good fairies such as the green man, the wood woman, and the pixies are described from front to back, and bad fairies such as gnomes, Black Annis, and Morgana le Fay are described from back to front.
Living in the miraculous : how God's love is expressed through the supernatural Ruonala, Katherine.
Letting go into perfect love : discovering the extraordinary after abuse Plano, Gwendolyn M.
Plano recounts her experiences in a twenty-five-year abusive marriage, and as a survivor who came out of that relationship determined to start over, artfully depicting the challenges and triumphs of balancing the obligations of motherhood and career with her family's healing process. Alternately heart-wrenching and joyful, this is a story of triumph over adversity--one woman's inspiring account of learning how to forgive the unforgivable, recover her sense of self, open her heart, and honor the journey home.
Practicing journalism : the power and purpose of the fourth estate Steinle, Paul, author.
An ambitious project of discovery, this insightful examination studies the varied reasons that journalists remain dedicated to reporting the news. With profiles and first-person interviews with 91 American media members from across the United States, this book showcases the dedication of reporters, editors, and publishers currently working in their communities. It deals with journalistic values in the digital age--digging deep, influencing change, serving communities, challenging authorities, and embracing empathy. Candid and engaging, this collection of professional epiphanies takes a hard look at the ethical challenges of the job while offering hope for the ways that journalism can make a difference in society and further American democracy.
Letting go : a parents' guide to understanding the college years Coburn, Karen Levin, 1941-
"For more than a decade Letting Go has provided hundreds of thousands of parents with valuable insights, information, comfort, and guidance throughout the emotional and social changes of their children's college years?from the senior year in high school through college graduation. Based on real-life experience and recommended by colleges and universities around the country, this indispensable book has been updated and revised, offering even more compassionate, practical, and up-to-the-minute information" --Publisher description.
Using Joomla Severdia, Ron, author.
Sgt. Reckless : America's war horse Hutton, Robin L.
The story of the Mongolian mare, who, despite only measuring about thirteen hands high, became an American hero for her actions during the Korean War, being awarded two Purple Hearts for her valor and being officially promoted to staff sergeant twice, a distinction never bestowed upon an animal before or since.
Assault and flattery : the truth about the left and their war on women Pavlich, Katie.
"In the vein of fellow female pugilists Ann Coulter and Michele Malkin, [Pavlich explores what she sees as] the Democratic stance toward women on every major current issue and in every liberal stronghold, including abortion, self-defense, the myth of the women's vote, Hollywood, academia, and more"--Amazon.com.
Guardian angel : life and death adventures with Pararescue, the world's most powerful commando rescue force Sine, William F.
Readers will enjoy a glimpse into the lives of a pararescue jumper.
Reason for hope : a spiritual journey Goodall, Jane, 1934-
The distinguished scientist draws on her experiences and spiritual beliefs to explore the higher purpose to life, explaining how this can be best served by demonstrating a deep respect for life in all its forms and a commitment to understand the spiritual ties between humankind and the natural world.
Blue mind : the surprising science that shows how being near, in, on, or under water can make you happier, healthier, more connected and better at what you do Nichols, Wallace J., author.
There's something about water that attracts and fascinates us. No wonder: it's the most omnipresent substance on Earth and, along with air, the primary ingredient for supporting life. From afar, our planet looks like a blue marble, we ourselves are three-quarters H₂O. We know instinctively that being near water makes us healthier and happier, reduces stress, and brings us peace. But why? And what might the answer tell us about how we should be living our lives? Now, we can finally answer these questions--and those answers are life-changing. As Wallace Nichols reveals here, we are at the forefront of a wave of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and medical research that illuminates the physiological and brain processes that underlie our transformative connection to water. Drawing on this breakthrough science, and on compelling personal stories from athletes, scientists, veterans, and artists, Nichols shows how proximity to water can: improve performance in a wide range of fields, increase calm and diminish anxiety much better than medication, amplify creativity--artistic and otherwise, increase generosity and compassion, increase professional success, improve our overall health and well-being, and reinforce our connection to the natural world--and one another.--From publisher description.
The third chimpanzee : the evolution and future of the human animal Diamond, Jared M.
A renowned scientist examines the less than two percent of human genes that distinguish us from chimpanzees and that link human behaviors--such as genocide, drug addiction, and the extermination of other species--to our animal predecessors.
How can I forgive you? : the courage to forgive, the freedom not to Spring, Janis Abrahms.
Making gay okay : how rationalizing homosexual behavior is changing everything Reilly, Robert R., 1946-
The psychic pathway : a workbook for reawakening the voice of your soul Choquette, Sonia.
A step-by-step twelve-week program explains how to discover and develop one's personal intuitive sense and how to use one's intuitive abilities as a life-enhancing tool and a path to spiritual peace.
The art of R programming : tour of statistical software design Matloff, Norman S.
A guide to software development using the R programming language covers such topics as closures, recursion, anonymous functions, and debugging techniques.
The anger control workbook McKay, Matthew.
Presents a comprehensive workbook on managing anger, and describes the physical and emotional effects of anger, how it can be destructive, and ways in which to gain control over volatile situations.
Chakras and their archetypes : uniting energy awareness and spiritual growth Wauters, Ambika.
Living with less : an unexpected key to happiness Becker, Joshua.
Clinton, Inc. : the audacious rebuilding of a political machine Halper, Daniel, author.
Drawn from exclusive documents and detailed interviews with their close friends, allies and enemies, an investigative reporter reveals the strategies and deals the Clintons made to turn their political fortunes around and to lay the groundwork for the upcoming presidential campaign.
I didn't come here to make friends : confessions of a reality show villain Robertson, Courtney, author.
Revealing the love, heartbreak, and reality behind reality television, a former "Bachelor" contestant who quickly became the biggest villain in the history of the show, dishes on her fellow contestants and what really happened on and off the cameras.
Inside Hitler's Greece : the experience of occupation, 1941-44 Mazower, Mark.
In April 1941 the German army invaded Greece, leading to four years of hideous barbarism and to a civil war that tore the country apart. Inside Hitler's Greece explores the impact of the Occupation upon the lives and values of ordinary Greeks. Drawing on a wealth of first-hand accounts and previously untapped archival sources Mark Mazower offers a vividly human picture of the experiences of resistance fighters and black marketeers, teenage German conscripts and Gestapo officers. He shows how war threw traditional family roles into question as women became breadwinners and children took up arms. The moral complexities of life under foreign rule are linked to the unfolding political tragedy that brought the civil war." "The book describes the economic exploitation of Greece and the resulting famine - the disintegration of an entire society and the origins of mass resistance. It offers an unsentimental account of the realities of guerrilla life in the mountains, covering the psychological as well as the material effects of total war. But the war is also seen through German eyes: soldiers, diplomats, and SS officials speak in their own words, allowing us to understand the beliefs and values that underlay Nazi policies of violence, terror, and extermination. From staff officers like the young Kurt Waldheim to ordinary Bavarian conscripts, the German Occupation apparatus is brought to life in unprecedented detail. A world of ruined villages and stirring revolutionary utopias, abandoned Jewish homes and starving islanders - the world of Hitler's New Order - is comprehensively analyzed and set in its historical context.
Mysteries of the dark moon : the healing power of the dark goddess George, Demetra, 1946-
It's all Greek to me! : a tale of a mad dog and an Englishman, ruins, retsina-- and real Greeks Mole, John, 1945-
Eye mind : the saga of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators, the pioneers of psychedelic sound Drummond, Paul.
1929 : mapping the Jewish world
Tales of a jailhouse librarian : challenging the juvenile justice system one book at a time Zeman, Marybeth.
1954 : the year Willie Mays and the first generation of black superstars changed major league baseball forever Madden, Bill.
Describes the 1954 World Series, when two black players went with their division-winning teams, the New York Giants and the Cleveland Indians, to fight for the championship, seven years after Jackie Robinson broke the color line.
The art of Sin City Miller, Frank, 1957- artist.
Imagine quilts : 11 patterns from everyday inspirations Bolyard, Dana.
The art of LEGO design : creative ways to build amazing models Schwartz, Jordan (Jordan Robert), author.
"The Art of LEGO Design explores LEGO as an artistic medium, revealing rarely-known and creative ways to build impressive models with LEGO"--
The invisibles : vintage portraits of love and pride Lifshitz, Sébastien, 1968-
A charming collection of vintage photos of gay couples privately and often secretly celebrating their relationships. This volume is a unique collection of photographs of gay couples from 1900 to 1960. While this is a time many now regard as the deeply closeted "dark ages," these photos show gay couples who were clearly out (at least for a moment)-some camping it up for the cameras while others in loving or clearly domestic poses. These photographs were discovered and collected by the author at flea markets and garage sales, the names of the subjects and their photographers lost to time. He was intrigued by the fact that the pictures show couples posed hand in hand, revealing happiness, serenity, and a surprising air of freedom so unlike the image of gays suffering in secret or fighting for their rights. This unique collection inspired Sebastien Lifshitz to restore to these nameless couples their voices in his documentary movie The Invisibles for which he was awarded the Cesar Award for Best Documentary in 2013.
Double agent : the first hero of World War II and how the FBI outwitted and destroyed a Nazi spy ring Duffy, Peter, 1969-
An account of a virtually unknown pre-World War II counterespionage operation describes how naturalized German-American agent William G. Sebold became the FBI's first double agent and was a pivotal figure in the arrests of 33 enemy agents for the Nazis.
Finding beauty in a broken world Williams, Terry Tempest.
The naturalist author of Refuge and An Unspoken Hunger reflects on what it means to be human, the interconnection between the natural and human worlds, and how they combine to produce both tumult and peace, ugliness and beauty.
Ricky Gervais presents : the world of Karl Pilkington Gervais, Ricky.
The great treatise on the stages of the path to enlightenment. Volume one Tsoṅ-kha-pa Blo-bzaṅ-grags-pa, 1357-1419.
The amazing world of flyingfish Howell, Steve N. G.
Goodnight Darth Vader Brown, Jeffrey, 1975-
"In this Episode, the Sith Lord must soothe his rambunctious twins, Luke and Leia, who are not ready to sleep and who insist on a story. As Vader reads, the book looks in on favorite creatures, droids, and characters, such as Yoda, R2-D2, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Darth Maul, Admiral Ackbar, Boba Fett, and many others as they tuck in, yawn, and settle down to dream"--Amazon.com.
My two Italies Luzzi, Joseph, author.
"A charming, informative personal history that blends the anecdotal, historical, and downright unusual The child of Italian immigrants and an award-winning scholar of Italian literature, in My Two Italies Joseph Luzzi straddles these two perspectives to link his family's dramatic story to Italy's north-south divide, its quest for a unifying language, and its passion for art, food, and family. From his Calabrian father's time as a military internee in Nazi Germany--where he had a love affair with a local Bavarian woman--to his adventures amid the Renaissance splendor of Florence, Luzzi creates a deeply personal portrait of Italy that leaps past facile clichés about Mafia madness and Tuscan sun therapy. He delves instead into why Italian Americans have such a complicated relationship with the "old country," and how Italy produces some of the world's most astonishing art while suffering from corruption, political fragmentation, and an enfeebled civil society. With topics ranging from the pervasive force of Dante's poetry to the meteoric rise of Silvio Berlusconi, Luzzi presents the Italians in all their glory and squalor, relating the problems that plague Italy today to the country's ancient roots. He shares how his "two Italies"--the earthy southern Italian world of his immigrant childhood and the refined "northern" Italian realm of his professional life--join and clash in unexpected ways that continue to enchant the many millions who are either connected to Italy by ancestry or bound to it by love"--
Words for Pictures : the Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels Bendis, Brian Michael.
Step-by-step lessons teach comics writing hopefuls everything they'll need to take their ideas from script to dynamic sequential art. The book's complete coverage exposes the most effective methods for crafting comic scripts, showcases insights from Bendis's fellow creators, reveals business secrets all would-be comics writers must know, and challenges readers with exercises to jumpstart their own graphic novel writing success.
Go crochet! Skill builder : 30 crochet-in-a-day projects to take you from beginner to expert Gormley, Ellen, 1972-
Linux all-in-one for dummies Dulaney, Emmett A.
This is the ideal, user-friendly resource for anyone looking to get familiar with Linux. It even includes a test-prep section for those studying to pass the Level-1 Linux certification!
Shaping Seattle architecture : a historical guide to the architects
The first edition of Shaping Seattle Architecture, published in 1994, introduced readers to Seattle's architects by showcasing the work of those who were instrumental in creating the region's built environment. Twenty years later, the second edition updates and expands the original with new information and illustrations that provide an even richer exploration of Seattle architecture. The book begins with a revised introduction that brings the story of Seattle architecture into the twenty-first century and situates developments in Seattle building design within local and global contexts. The book's fifty-four essays present richly illustrated profiles that describe the architects' careers, provide an overview of their major works, and explore their significance.
The mixing engineer's handbook Owsinski, Bobby.
William Hodgins : interiors Salny, Stephen M., author.
New York transformed : the architecture of Cross & Cross Pennoyer, Peter, author.
The architects Cross & Cross shaped the streetscape and skyline of New York City in the 1920s and 1930s with Upper East Side townhouses and apartment buildings, the RCA Victor Building, and Tiffany's flagship store on 57th Street. Working through a period of American history that saw dramatic change, from luxurious apartment buildings during the economic boom of the 1920s, to federal commissions during the Depression, the brothers John and Eliot Cross were masters of their craft. Well-connected society men who also showed remarkable foresight in business, Cross & Cross supported their practice with a partnered real estate firm and played a vital role in residential developments like Sutton Place along the East River. Cross & Cross oversaw the development of handsome clubs and houses throughout New York City, including the Links Club and the Upper East Side houses of Lewis Spencer Morris and George Whitney. They designed country houses in exclusive residential pockets outside New York, the Southampton estate of Winterthur founder Henry Francis du Pont, houses on the North Shore of Long Island, and in Greenwich, Connecticut, the childhood home of Sister Parish in Far Hills, New Jersey, and the Shelburne, Vermont home of J. Watson and Electra Webb. 0.
Beyond the university : why liberal education matters Roth, Michael S., 1957-
"Contentious debates over the benefits-or drawbacks-of a liberal education are as old as America itself. From Benjamin Franklin to the Internet pundits, critics of higher education have attacked its irrelevance and elitism-often calling for more vocational instruction. Thomas Jefferson, by contrast, believed that nurturing a student's capacity for lifelong learning was useful for science and commerce while also being essential for democracy. In this provocative contribution to the disputes, university president Michael S. Roth focuses on important moments and seminal thinkers in America's long-running argument over vocational vs. liberal education. Conflicting streams of thought flow through American intellectual history: W. E. B. Du Bois's humanistic principles of pedagogy for newly emancipated slaves developed in opposition to Booker T. Washington's educational utilitarianism, for example. Jane Addams's emphasis on the cultivation of empathy and John Dewey's calls for education as civic engagement were rejected as impractical by those who aimed to train students for particular economic tasks. Roth explores these arguments (and more), considers the state of higher education today, and concludes with a stirring plea for the kind of education that has, since the founding of the nation, cultivated individual freedom, promulgated civic virtue, and instilled hope for the future"--
Your heart's desire : instructions for creating the life you really want Choquette, Sonia.
Retro baby : cut back on all the gear and boost your baby's development with more than 100 time-tested activities Zachry, Anne H., author
Promotes the importance of one-on-one play between parent and child by featuring over one hundred activities that encourage bonding and boost baby's development.
101 things that fly : planes, rockets, whirly-gigs & more!.
Nature's nether regions : what the sex lives of bugs, birds, and beasts tell us about evolution, biodiversity, and ourselves Schilthuizen, Menno.
Laughter in ancient Rome : on joking, tickling, and cracking up Beard, Mary, 1955-
"What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to fear-a world of wit, irony, and knowing smiles? How did Romans make sense of laughter? What role did it play in the world of the law courts, the imperial palace, or the spectacles of the arena? Laughter in Ancient Rome explores one of the most intriguing, but also trickiest, of historical subjects. Drawing on a wide range of Roman writing-from essays on rhetoric to a surviving Roman joke book-Mary Beard tracks down the giggles, smirks, and guffaws of the ancient Romans themselves. From ancient 'monkey business' to the role of a chuckle in a culture of tyranny, she explores Roman humor from the hilarious, to the momentous, to the surprising. But she also reflects on even bigger historical questions. What kind of history of laughter can we possibly tell? Can we ever really 'get' the Romans' jokes?"--
Going beyond Google again : strategies for using and teaching the Invisible Web Devine, Jane, 1947-
The Invisible Web, also known as the Deep Web, is a huge repository of underutilized resources that can be richly rewarding to searchers who make the effort to find them. Since Jane Devine and Francine Egger-Sider explored the educational potentials of this realm in Going Beyond Google: The Invisible Web in Learning and Teaching, the information world has grown even more complex, with more participants, more content, more formats, and more means of access. Demonstrating why teaching the Invisible Web should be a requirement for information literacy education in the 21st century, here the authors expand on the teaching foundation provided in the first book and persuasively argue that the Invisible Web is still relevant not only to student research but also to everyday life.
How the world sees you : discover your highest value through the science of fascination Hogshead, Sally, author.
How is your personality most likely to impress and influence the person sitting on the other side of the desk or boardroom? Once you know what makes you valuable to others, you're more authentic and confident, and more able to make a positive impression. It all begins with understanding how the world sees you-- at your best. Hogshead gives you the step-by-step method to describe yourself in just two or three words. This short phrase is your Anthem, the tagline for your personality. It will guide you like a mission statement, helping you to build your team, write a LinkedIn profile, or captivate an audience.
Close encounters of the fatal kind : suspicious deaths, mysterious murders, and bizarre disappearances in UFO history Redfern, Nicholas, 1964-
Road to seeing Winters, Dan, 1962- author.
GunDigest guide to maintaining & accessorizing firearms Muramatsu, Kevin, author.
John Ruskin : artist and observer Newall, Christopher, author.
Shadows in the vineyard : the true story of the plot to poison the world's greatest wine Potter, Maximillian, 1971-
"When Maximilian Potter went to Burgundy to report for Vanity Fair on a crime that could have destroyed the Domaine de la Romanée Conti-the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world-he soon found a story that was much larger, and more thrilling, than he had originally imagined. In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed proprietor of the DRC, received an anonymous note threatening the destruction of his priceless vines by poison-a crime that in the world of high-end wine is akin to murder-unless he paid a one million euro ransom. Villaine believed it to be a sick joke, but that proved a fatal miscalculation, the crime was committed and shocked this fabled region of France. The sinister story that Potter uncovered would lead to a sting operation by top Paris detectives, the primary suspect's suicide, and a dramatic trial. This botanical crime threatened to destroy the fiercely traditional culture surrounding the world's greatest wine. Like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, SHADOW IN THE VINEYARD takes us deep into a captivating world full of fascinating characters, small town French politics, an unforgettable narrative, and a local culture defined by the twinned veins of excess and vitality and the deep reverent attention to the land that run through it"--
The way they learn : how to discover and teach to your child's strengths Tobias, Cynthia Ulrich, 1953- author.
The low-FODMAP diet cookbook : 150 simple, flavorful, gut-friendly recipes to ease the symptoms of IBS, celiac disease, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and other digestive disorders Shepherd, Sue, author.
What it is is beautiful : honest poems for mothers of small children Park, Sarah Dunning.
Get into any college : secrets of Harvard students Tanabe, Gen S.
"Based on the real-life experiences of students who were admitted to the United States' most prestigious universities, this guide provides proven strategies to get into and pay for any college. Detailing what high school students--from freshmen to seniors--can do to prepare, this updated edition addresses recent changes in admissions and financial aid processes and the increasingly popular early-admissions option. Examples of applications, interviews, and 25 actual college-admission essays complement information on how parents can help without hurting, what it takes to ace the SAT and ACT, and where students can find free cash for tuition. Stories of students' successes and failures reveal how the college-admissions and financial-aid processes really work, while giving a personal face to what is often seen as an impersonal experience. A section for special groups includes admission considerations for athletes, transfer and international students, students with disabilities, and home-schooled students"--
Beating Goliath : my story of football and faith Briles, Art, 1955- author.
The head coach of the Baylor Bears college football team recounts his life and career in football, where he earned a reputation for turning struggling teams into winners, and shares his strategies for success.
No more Mr. Nice Guy : a proven plan for getting what you want in love, sex and life Glover, Robert A.
Jimi Hendrix gear : the guitars, amps & effects that revolutionized rock 'n' roll Heatley, Michael.
Knitting around the world : a multistranded history of a time-honored tradition Nargi, Lela, author.
100 colorful ripple stitches to crochet Morgan, Leonie, author.
"This is a wonderfully illustrated and easy-to-use guide to making and using ripple stitches in delightful and inspiring colorways, perfect for blankets, throws, and accessories. With 75 original stitch designs to choose from, using color and texture to create stunning zig-zags, ripples, and waves, there is plenty here to appeal to every crocheter. Each design has a clear written pattern, an easy-to-follow chart, and a color variation to try out. The designs range from simple to more advanced patterns and also include ripple stitches worked in the round for unusual and eye-catching projects. It even includes five great projects as inspiration for how some of the designs could go together! "--
Beyond behavior management : the six life skills children need Bilmes, Jenna, 1948-
"Developed and tested in the classroom, Beyond Behavior Management helps you guide young children's behavior by helping them build essential life skills: collaboration, adaptability, attachment, self-regulation, contribution, and belonging"--
The Shakespeare notebooks
"Newly discovered entries and drawings in William Shakespeare's journals reveal for the first time the astounding relationship between the great Bard and the Doctor. Since his first adventure in 1963, the Doctor has enjoyed many encounters with William Shakespeare. Now, BBC Books has rediscovered notebooks, long thought lost, compiled by the Bard in which he divulges the influential role the Doctor played in his creative life. Here are the original notes for Hamlet, including a very different appearance by the ghost, early versions of great lines ("To reverse or not to reverse the polarity of the neutron flow"), the true story of how the faeries of A Midsummer Night's Dream were first imagined, stage directions for plays adjusted to remove references to a mysterious blue box, and much, much more" --
The death and life of great American cities Jacobs, Jane, 1916-2006.
The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning. ... [It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature, the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jane Jacobs's tour de force is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It remains sensible, knowledgeable, readable, and indispensable. --- Book Description.
The slim palate paleo cookbook Weissman, Joshua.
Rethinking Andrew Wyeth
The Emperor far away : travels at the edge of China Eimer, David, author.
Life management for busy women George, Elizabeth, 1944-
A spy among friends : Kim Philby and the great betrayal Macintyre, Ben, 1963-
The best-selling author of Operation Mincemeat presents a definitive portrait of the notorious 20th-century spy that discusses his rise in MI6, high-profile intelligence friendships and 20-year espionage operation that culminated in his 1963 defection to Moscow.
You can't win Black, Jack.
The 8 great debates of Bible prophecy Rhodes, Ron, author.
You've heard about the tribulation, millennium, rapture, and antichrist, but you may wonder, what's all the debating about? Do most Christians agree on the big issues? And what about other topics--dispensationalism, interpretive views, timing of events... are they too complex for most folks to understand? Not at all! In this concise and easy-to-read review, respected Bible teacher Ron Rhodes identifies eight of the most important end-times discussions. Avoiding complex arguments, he highlights the most important biblical passages, summarizes a few of the most popular interpretations, and provides succinct conclusions.
The paleo slow cooker : healthy, gluten-free meals the easy way Vartanian, Arsy.
The Paleo diet has been the latest health movement, taking the low carb diet a step further by eliminating grains and legumes and eating only lean, grass-fed meat. In short they consume only what was available to ancient humans or cavemen. The theory says that by eating what human bodies were designed to eat, people will be healthier, have fewer illnesses and lose weight.
The paleo foodie cookbook : 120 food lover's recipes for healthy, gluten-free, grain-free & delicious meals Vartanian, Arsy, author.
The authors are Arsy Vartanian, founder and chef of rubiesandradishes.com and author of the bestselling The paleo slow cooker, and Amy Kubal, registered dietitian and co-author of The paleo slow cooker.
Dairy-free ice cream : 75 recipes made without eggs, gluten, soy, or refined sugar Brozyna, Kelly V., author.
The ancestral table : traditional recipes for a paleo lifestyle Crandall, Russ, author, photographer.
Critically-acclaimed food blogger Russ Crandall presents over 100 classic and traditional recipes for a gluten-free, whole foods lifestyle. Beautifully photographed and tirelessly researched, The Ancestral Table will provide you with the tools to approach cuisine in a way that is healthful without sacrificing taste.
Hiking Washington : a guide to the state's greatest hiking adventures Lazenby, Oliver.
"Whether you are a day-tripper or long-distance hiker, old hand or novice, you'll find trails suited to every ability and interest throughout Washington state"--
Math and the Mona Lisa : the art and science of Leonardo da Vinci Atalay, Bülent, author.
Verbal judo : the gentle art of persuasion Thompson, George J., author.
"Verbal Judo is the classic guide to the martial art of the mind and mouth that can help you defuse confrontations and generate cooperation, whether you're talking to a boss, a spouse, or even a teenager. For more than a generation, Dr. George J. Thompson's essential handbook has taught people how to communicate more confidently and persuasively in any situation. Verbal Judo shows you how to listen and speak more effectively, engage others through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common conversational disasters, and use proven strategies to successfully express your point of view - and take the lead in most disputes. This updated edition includes a new foreword and a chapter featuring Dr. Thompson's five universal truths of "human interaction"" --P. 4 of cover.
Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! : the story of pop music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé Stanley, Bob, 1964- author.
An addictively readable, encyclopedic history of pop music that includes individual chapters to groups and individuals -- the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Bee Gees, Michael Jackson, Prince, Madonna -- that changed the shape of pop music.
The complete photo guide to crochet Hubert, Margaret.
This is a comprehensive reference book on all aspects of crochet. This book provides a reference for all methods, including Tunisian, intermeshing, broomstick lace, hairpin lace, and freeform crochet. Includes step-by-step instructions for all the basic stitches and swatches of 100s of stitch patterns with complete instructions.
Madhur Jaffrey's world vegetarian. Jaffrey, Madhur, 1933-
Contains over six hundred recipes from around the world for vegetarian dishes, grouped in the categories of dried beans, dried peas, lentils, and nuts, vegetables, grains, dairy, soups, salads, and drinks, and sauces and added flavorings. Includes information on preparation, storage, and cooking techniques.
Preparation for the GED test : your best study program for the new exam
This book will walk you through all four test subject areas -- reasoning through language arts, mathematical reasoning, science, and social studies. Includes 2 full-length practice tests in all four subject areas, and more than 1,000 practice questions with explanations.
The survival of the bark canoe McPhee, John, 1931-
Black edelweiss : a memoir of combat and conscience by a soldier of the Waffen-SS Voss, Johann.
American triumvirate : Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Hogan, and the modern age of golf Dodson, James.
A celebration of three legendary golfers describes how the sport deteriorated into virtual non-existence before the trio revitalized its popularity by setting records while transforming how the game was played and regarded.
Walt Disney imagineering : a behind the dreams look at making MORE magic real
Describes how Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Tokyo Disneyland, and Disneyland Paris were created.
Hooked : how to build habit-forming products Eyal, Nir.
Dancing on the head of a pen : the practice of a writing life Benson, R. (Robert), 1952-
"Inspiring insights on effective, artful writing from a beloved author, whose insights will resonate with writers, artists, musicians, craftspersons, and anyone drawn to creative pursuits"--
A spirit walker's guide to Shamanic tools : how to make and use drums, masks, rattles, and other sacred implements Rysdyk, Evelyn C.
Factory man : how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local-- and helped save an American town Macy, Beth, author.
Describes how the chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture fought for his more than seven hundred employees in a small Virginia town using legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies, and his wits and determination in the wake of sales losses to cheap Asian furniture imports.
Curiosity : an inside look at the Mars rover mission and the people who made it happen Pyle, Rod, author.
"A behind-the-scenes look into the recent space mission to Mars of Curiosity--the unmanned rover that is now providing researchers with unprecedented information about the red planet. Pyle follows the team of dedicated scientists whose job it is to explore new vistas on Mars. Readers will also join Curiosity, the most advanced machine ever sent to another planet, on its journey of discovery"--
The promise : a tragic accident, a paralyzed bride, and the power of love, loyalty, and friendship Friedman, Rachelle, author.
"Just weeks before her wedding, four of Rachelle Friedman's friends threw her a bachelorette party. At the end of a perfect evening of dancing and celebration, they decided to take a moonlight swim. One of her friends playfully pushed her into the water, two feet too far from the deep end. That chilling moment changed their lives forever. Rachelle broke her neck and was paralyzed from the chest down. She would never walk again. The Promise is a powerful memoir of resilience, love, and loyalty. On the night of the accident, the five girls made an unspoken agreement to never reveal the name of the friend who had pushed Rachelle into the pool--and their bond has remained unbroken. As Rachelle undergoes a physical battle for her life, her friend struggles emotionally to prevent one moment in time from defining her forever. It's the story of true integrity, it's also about finding the incredible strength inside each of us we never knew we had. Also a love story, The Promise chronicles Rachelle and Chris's relationship, their struggle with her paralysis and rehab, the physical challenges of intimacy, and ultimately, their fairy-tale wedding"--
Location is (still) everything : the surprising influence of the real world on how we search, shop, and sell in the virtual one Bell, David R. (David Richard)
"Conventional wisdom holds that the Internet makes the world flat and reduces friction, erasing the impact of the physical world on our buying habits. But Wharton professor and marketing expert David R. Bell argues that the way we use the Internet is largely shaped by the physical world that we inhabit. Anyone can go online and buy a pair of pants--but the likelihood that we would do so depends to a significant degree on where we live. The presence of stores nearby, trendy and friendly neighbors, and local sales taxes play a large role in the decision-making process when it comes to buying online. Location Is (Still) Everything is for anyone who wants to understand the patterns underlying how and why we use the Internet to shop, sell, and search, including entrepreneurs, students, and investors. This book is not only about Internet trends and innovations, but also about fundamental human behavior and the role that the Internet plays in our daily lives"--
Cuffed, tied, and satisfied : a kinky guide to the best sex ever Jaiya.
"BANISH BORING SEX AND UNLEASH ORGASMIC ECSTASY WITH POWER, RESTRAINT, AND SENSATION PLAY! Are you ready to expand your sexual boundaries? If you've ever fantasized about being taken by your man, dreamed of playing with handcuffs, ropes, and paddles, or been turned on by the thought of wickedly wielding power over your lover, you've found the right book! Award-winning Sexologist and author Jaiya will be your Mistress in this fun-to-read handbook that will transform your sex life. CUFFED, TIED, AND SATISFIED leads the kink novice and pro alike on a shame-free personal journey to sexual empowerment, including your full plan for safely playing on the edge, setting boundaries, and communicating with your partner about your deepest, darkest, untapped desires. Jaiya will teach you how to make your sexual fantasies a safe reality through: SENSORY PLAY - Blindfolded and tied to the bed, you're helpless as every inch of your skin is awakened with your lover's hot breath and a delicious feather... POWER ROLES - You've drawn up your own sexy contract detailing every moment of how you want your lover to take you to full surrender, he looks into your eyes and pulls you to your knees... IMPACT AND TOYS - Just the sound of your wicked crop sends your lover into ecstasy, the anticipation has you both on the brink of extraordinary pleasure... ROLE PLAYING - Standing naked in front of your lover, they admire your black thigh-high heels. You've empowered your inner Dominatrix, and you're ready to take control... CUFFED, TIED, AND SATISFIED is all you need to bring kink out of the dungeon and into your bedroom. "--
The best homemade kids' lunches on the planet : make lunches your kids will love with more than 200 deliciously nutritious meal ideas Fuentes, Laura (Chef)
Coming up with creative and nutritious lunches day after day can be a challenge. Fuentes gives you real-food recipes and great how-to-stay-prepared advice to last for the whole school year.All it takes are few fresh, simple ingredients and a couple of minutes in the kitchen!
The big book of symptoms : A-Z guide to your child's health
Infographics for dummies Beegel, Justin, author.
Discover visual marketing with infographics, tips on designing and distributing great infographics, how to make your work shareable, and much more. Beegle gives you a complete overview of the field, and helps you discover how to create and distribute your own.
C++ for dummies Davis, Stephen R., 1956- author.
Samsung Galaxy S 5 for Dummies Hughes, Bill, 1960- author.
Explore Samsung's next generation Galaxy smartphone Do you want an easy-to-follow guide to everything your new Galaxy S5 smartphone can do? From the basics of texting and accessing the Internet to the most advanced features and new software apps, Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies makes the need for tech support obsolete. The Galaxy S5 is designed to be faster and more powerful than ever. This latest release in the market-leading line of smartphones is full of new features for you to explore with the help of Samsung Galaxy S5 For Dummies. With over 1 million apps available.
Captivating : unveiling the mystery of a woman's soul Eldredge, John, 1960-
Every woman was once a little girl and every little girl holds in her heart her most precious dreams. The message of captivating is that your heart matters more than anything else in creation. The desires you had as a little girl and the longings you still feel as a woman are telling you of the life God created you to live.He offers to come now as the hero of your story, to rescue your heart and release you to live a fully alive and feminine woman.
Hidden Tuscany : discovering art, culture, and memories in a well-known region's unknown places Keahey, John.
"Hidden Tuscany vividly displays the coastal areas of Tuscany, a territory often overlooked by visitors to Italy eager to see Chianti, Florence or Siena. Veteran journalist and Italophile John Keahey points out the keen distinctions that the western cities maintain: in food, lifestyle, and the way its artists are paving new directions in art that differ mightily from the Renaissance-rich interior. Keahey interviews sculptors and their artigiani, craftsmen and women who toil in the marble studios, eating their lunch in workers' clubs and cafes. From beach locales such as Viareggio, to Livorno (which has Venetian-style canals), modern Orbetello and the seven islands of the Tuscan Archipelago, Keahey reveals beaches rich in European visitors and magnificent medieval villages that rarely see outsiders. The larger, better-known Tuscan coastal city Pisa can even surprise a curious visitor with places of solitude. Keahey's previous books on Italy have always received widespread and complimentary review coverage--garnering praise for the depth of his research and his comprehensive analysis. Travelers instantly flock to books about Tuscany, and this one promotes towns and villages that are often missed by tourists, letting readers in on these 'secret' destinations. For armchair travelers or vacation seekers, Hidden Tuscany puts a very human face on the region in Keahey's discussion of food, history and language. And the result is mesmerizing"--
The outlandish companion : in which much is revealed regarding Claire and Jamie Fraser, their lives and times, antecedents, adventures, companions, and progeny, with learned commentary (and many footnotes) Gabaldon, Diana.
A guide to the Outlander series, time-travel romances featuring Claire Beauchamp Randall, a Red Cross nurse. Included are synopses of novels, biographies, family trees and pronunciation help.
White beech : the rainforest years Greer, Germaine, 1939- author.
"One bright day in December 2001, Germaine Greer found herself confronted by an irresistible challenge in the shape of sixty hectares of dairy farm, one of many in south-east Queensland that, after a century of logging, clearing and downright devastation, had been abandoned to their fate."--Dust jacket.
Fewer, bigger, bolder : from mindless expansion to focused growth Khosla, Sanjay.
"When Sanjay Khosla took charge of developing markets for Kraft Foods in 2007, the business was floundering. Six years later, annual sales had soared from $5 billion to $16 billion with significant improvement in profitability. The secret? Making fewer, bigger, and bolder bets and stopping a lot of small stuff. Kellogg School professor Mohanbir Sawhney discovered a similar formula for stellar results--focus and simplicity--in advising Fortune 500 companies. Now Khosla and Sawhney have combined their experiences into a seven-step model for sustained profitable growth in any market"--
George Stacey and the creation of American chic Footer, Maureen, author.
Sew over it : sew it, wear it, love it Comfort, Lisa.
In these straightened economic times, we're all looking for fun ways to make savings so it's no wonder that crafting pursuits are back in vogue and haberdashery departments are being thronged with enthusiasts seeking out needles, threads and sewing machines. SEW OVER IT is the book every budding crafter has been waiting for.
Red Green's beginner's guide to women : (for men who don't read instructions) Smith, Steve, 1945- author.
The man who showed you how to make a children's ride from a bar stool attached to the agitator of a washing machine now shares everything he's learned about the differences between the sexes, and what can be done about them. From teen dating to the last words of men, this is the essential guide to every aspect of finding a mate and then learning to deal with her growing disappointment in you.
Miracles in the ER Lesslie, Robert D., 1951-
Great American city : Chicago and the enduring neighborhood effect Sampson, Robert J., 1956-
Saving Mona Lisa : the battle to protect the Louvre and its treasures during World War II Chanel, Gerri.
In late August 1939, as war loomed over Europe, curators at the Louvre nestled the world's most famous painting into a special red velvet-lined case and spirited her away to the Loire Valley. Thus began the biggest evacuation of art and antiquities in history. As the Germans neared Paris in 1940, the French raced to move the masterpieces still further south, then again and again during the war, crisscrossing the southwest of France. Throughout the German occupation, they fought to keep the priceless treasures and the Louvre palace safe. This is the sweeping, suspenseful narrative of their battle.
The transformation of the world : a global history of the nineteenth century Osterhammel, Jürgen, author.
A monumental history of the nineteenth century, The Transformation of the World offers a panoramic and multifaceted portrait of a world in transition. Jürgen Osterhammel, an eminent scholar who has been called the Braudel of the nineteenth century, moves beyond conventional Eurocentric and chronological accounts of the era, presenting instead a truly global history of breathtaking scope and towering erudition. He examines the powerful and complex forces that drove global change during the "long nineteenth century," taking readers from New York to New Delhi, from the Latin American revolutions to the Taiping Rebellion, from the perils and promise of Europe's transatlantic labor markets to the hardships endured by nomadic, tribal peoples across the planet. Osterhammel describes a world increasingly networked by the telegraph, the steamship, and the railways. He explores the changing relationship between human beings and nature, looks at the importance of cities, explains the role slavery and its abolition played in the emergence of new nations, challenges the widely held belief that the nineteenth century witnessed the triumph of the nation-state, and much more. -- Provided by publisher.
Tracks of a fellow struggler : living and growing through grief Claypool, John R. (John Rowan), 1930-2005.
The open-source everything manifesto : transparency, truth, and trust Steele, Robert David, 1952-
A concise introduction to Tibetan Buddhism Powers, John, 1957-
Building the old time religion : women evangelists in the progressive era Pope-Levison, Priscilla, 1958-
During the Progessive Era, a period of unprecedented ingenuity, women evangelists built the old time religion with brick and mortar, uniforms and automobiles, fresh converts and devoted protégés. Across America, entrepreneurial women founded churches, denominations, religious training schools, rescue homes, rescue missions, and evangelistic organizations. Until now, these intrepid women have gone largely unnoticed, though their collective yet unchoreographed decision to build institutions in the service of evangelism marked a seismic shift in American Christianity. In this ground-breaking study, Priscilla Pope-Levison dusts off the unpublished letters, diaries, sermons, and yearbooks of these pioneers to share their personal tribulations and public achievements. The effect is staggering. With an uncanny eye for essential details and a knack for historical nuance, Pope-Levison breathes life into not just one or two of these women, but two dozen. The evangelistic empire of Aimee Semple McPherson represents the pinnacle of this shift from itinerancy to institution building. Her name remains legendary. Yet she built her institutions on the foundation of the work of women evangelists who preceded her. Their stories -- untold until now -- reveal the cunning and strength of women who forged a path for every generation, including our own, to follow. - Publisher.
Get the most from your clothes Elliot, Marion.
Learn to upcycle, restyle and customize the contents of your wardrobe to produce better-than-new outfits and fun, creative accessories using only your sewing stash and imagination.
Business etiquette for dummies Fox, Sue, 1949-
A guide to etiquette for various business situations.
Planning for long-term care for dummies Levine, Carol, 1934- author.
Whether you're planning for yourself or for your parents, this guide will help you get started. You'll get expert advice and recommendations on how to prepare for the financial, legal, medical, and personal considerations that come into play as you age.
Natural cattle care Coleby, Pat.
Natural horse care Coleby, Pat.
Mutual aid : a factor of evolution Kropotkin, Petr Alekseevich, kni︠a︡zʹ, 1842-1921.
Secrets in the cellar : a true story of the Austrian incest case that shocked the world Glatt, John.
A loving father-- a missing daughter-- and the awful truth that lay hidden just below. The true story of the Austrian incest case that shocked the world.
The seven decisions : understanding the keys to personal success Andrews, Andy, 1959- author.
Outlines seven key decisions that can determine the amount of success in a person's life, and describes how to properly make these decisions to achieve success. --Publisher's description.
365 ways to say "I love you" to your kids Payleitner, Jay K.
Juice : recipes for juicing, cleansing & living well De Castro, Carly, 1984- author.
Epigenetics : the death of the genetic theory of disease transmission Wallach, Joel D., author.
"Documents the research, findings, and implications of the field of epigenetics in terms of the understanding of how nutrients influence health and disease"--Provided by publisher.
The shack revisited : there is more going on here than you ever dared to dream Kruger, C. Baxter.
Young's novel, The Shack, has been embraced by Christians worldwide. Kruger explores this story of a man lifted from the depths of despair through his life-altering encounter with God, and guides readers into a deeper understanding of the core message of the novel: God is love.
Poilu : the World War I notebooks of Corporal Louis Barthas, barrelmaker, 1914-1918 Barthas, Louis, 1879-1952.
"Along with millions of other Frenchmen, Louis Barthas, a thirty-five-year-old barrelmaker from a small wine-growing town, was conscripted to fight the Germans in the opening days of World War I. Corporal Barthas spent the next four years in near-ceaseless combat, wherever the French army fought its fiercest battles: Artois, Flanders, Champagne, Verdun, the Somme, the Argonne. Barthas' riveting wartime narrative, first published in France in 1978, presents the vivid, immediate experiences of a frontline soldier. This excellent new translation brings Barthas' wartime writings to English-language readers for the first time. His notebooks and letters represent the quintessential memoir of a "poilu," or "hairy one," as the untidy, unshaven French infantryman of the fighting trenches was familiarly known. Upon Barthas' return home in 1919, he painstakingly transcribed his day-to-day writings into nineteen notebooks, preserving not only his own story but also the larger story of the unnumbered soldiers who never returned. Recounting bloody battles and endless exhaustion, the deaths of comrades, the infuriating incompetence and tyranny of his own officers, Barthas also describes spontaneous acts of camaraderie between French poilus and their German foes in trenches just a few paces apart. An eloquent witness and keen observer, Barthas takes his readers directly into the heart of the Great War"--
Respect for acting Hagen, Uta, 1919-2004.
This is the classic book on acting, now republished with a new foreword by actor David Hyde Pierce. Legendary actress and teacher Uta Hagen knew that an actor's finest work was often achieved for love rather than for money. She lived this philosophy, alongside her husband Herbert Berghof, at HB Studio, their acting school, together they turned a handful of scruffy old buildings into a workplace and spiritual home for actors. This work is Hagen's blueprint for the actor, her design for "enlightened stage acting." It has helped generations of actors hone their craft, and its advice is as useful now as it was in 1973, when it was first published. Graduates of HB Studio include Robert DeNiro, Jack Lemmon, Anne Bancroft, and Bette Midler. It will continue to bring Hagen's techniques to actors and theater-lovers alike. Uta Hagen was the recipient of innumerable honors and awards during her long career, including the prestigious National Medal for the Arts in 2003. She died in 2004 at the age of 84. Haskel Frankel was the drama critic of the National Observer.
Luminous interiors McCarthy, Brian J. (Interior decorator), author.
"In the tradition of Parish Hadley alumni such as Bunny Williams and David Easton, renowned interior designer Brian J. McCarthy creates dynamic personalities within each home he designs. Known for his attention to detail and love of texture, he brings a refreshing, unique perspective to each of his projects, living and working by the motto that no two homes are ever alike. This beautiful volume explores nine of his favorite projects around the country, from the Hamptons to Southern California. Gorgeous, inspiring photographs, alongside McCarthy's personal, informative text, take the reader through his creative process, offering insight into his inspiration and the design decisions by which his plans become reality. Meticulously layering interior architecture, finishes, furniture, art, and decorating objects, McCarthy creates rooms that seem to have lived lives of their own"--Amazon.com, viewed April 21, 2014.
3 times the charm. Book two : 21 irresistible options using charm packs! Groves, Barbara.
Collection of easy little quilts using charm squares (pre-cut 5" fabric squares).
Simplifying design and color for artists : positive results using negative painting techniques Kemp, Linda, 1956- author.
Romeo and Juliet : modern English version side-by-side with full original text Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616.
Presents the original text of Shakespeare's play side by side with a modern version, discusses the author and the theater of his time, and provides quizzes and other study activities.
Dedicated to God : an oral history of cloistered nuns Reese, Abbie.
As a subculture, cloistered monastic nuns live hidden from public view by choice. Once a woman joins the cloister and makes final vows, she is almost never seen and her voice is not heard, her story is essentially nonexistent in the historical record and collective, public history. From interviews conducted over six years, Reese tells the stories of the Poor Clare Colettine Order, a cloistered contemplative order at the Corpus Christi Monastery in Rockford, Illinois.
No ordinary men : Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Hans von Dohnanyi, resisters against Hitler in church and state Sifton, Elisabeth, author.
During the twelve years of Hitler's Third Reich, very few Germans took the risk of actively opposing his tyranny and terror, and fewer still did so to protect the sanctity of law and faith. In No Ordinary Men, Elisabeth Sifton and Fritz Stern focus on two remarkable, courageous men who did - the pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer and his close friend and brother-in-law Hans von Dohnanyi - and offer new insights into the fearsome difficulties that resistance entailed. (Not forgotten is Christine Bonhoeffer Dohnanyi, Hans's wife and Dietrich's sister, who was indispensable to them both.) From the start Bonhoeffer opposed the Nazi efforts to bend Germany's Protestant churches to Hitler's will, while Dohnanyi, a lawyer in the Justice Ministry and then in the Wehrmacht's counterintelligence section, helped victims, kept records of Nazi crimes to be used as evidence once the regime fell, and was an important figure in the various conspiracies to assassinate Hitler. The strength of their shared commitment to these undertakings - and to the people they were helping - endured even after their arrest in April 1943 and until, after great suffering, they were executed on Hitler's express orders in April 1945, just weeks before the Third Reich collapsed. Bonhoeffer's posthumously published Letters and Papers from Prison and other writings found a wide international audience, but Dohnanyi's work is scarcely known, though it was crucial to the resistance and he was the one who drew Bonhoeffer into the anti-Hitler plots. Sifton and Stern offer dramatic new details and interpretations in their account of the extraordinary efforts in which the two jointly engaged. No Ordinary Men honors both Bonhoeffer's human decency and his theological legacy, as well as Dohnanyi's preservation of the highest standard of civic virtue in an utterly corrupted state.
The Mincing Mockingbird guide to troubled birds : an authoritative illustrated compendium to be consulted in the event of an infant or small child being torn apart by a murder of crows Adrian, Matt.
"Humorous gift book featuring the dark musings of troubled birds, fully illustrated in 4-color throughout"--
The company they kept. Volume II : writers on unforgettable friendships
Gentle yoga, arthritis
"UTILIZE THE BENEFITS OF GENTLE YOGA TO RELIEVE YOUR SYMPTOMS OF GENERAL ARTHRITIS. Over 50 million people in the United States alone struggle with arthritis, a painful and debilitating inflammation of the body's joints. In the medical world, the focus of arthritis treatment is controlling the pain and minimizing any joint damage, while working hard to maintain quality of life. As a result, many doctors will recommend adopting a healthier lifestyle, including a balanced diet and regular physical activity. And as yoga remains the premier low-impact, high-result form of physical activity, many have reclaimed their lives from arthritis pain with the help of yoga. Gentle Yoga for Arthritis shows you how to integrate yoga into any existing exercise routine, to improve your overall health and well-being. Yoga stances release muscular tensions, easing the strain on the body's joints, while increasing balance, strength, and flexibility. Additionally, breathing techniques encourage better circulation to help your extremities stay loose and healthy. Gentle Yoga for Arthritis also includes: · An overview of the causes and symptoms of arthritis · Helpful diet and lifestyle tips to reduce symptoms · An introductory guide to understanding the benefits of yoga · Important precautions to ensure safety during yoga practice Whether you are beginning to experience arthritis symptoms, or whether you want to adopt a lifestyle to prevent arthritis from ever happening, Gentle Yoga for Arthritis is your complete guide to creating a customized yoga practice specifically for your needs"--
Ask me : 100 essential poems Stafford, William, 1914-1993, author.
Bar-jutsu : the American art of bar fighting Porco, James.
My time in heaven : a true story of dying-- and coming back Sigmund, Richard, 1941-
Richard Sigmund shares the wonders he witnessed during the eight hours he spent in heaven after being killed in a car accident before being brought back to life so that he could fulfill God's plan for him and spread the gospel to others.
Charles James : beyond fashion Koda, Harold, author.
Charles James, often considered to be America's first couturier, was renowned in the 1940s and 1950s as a master at sculpting fabric for the female form and creating fashions that defined mid-century glamour. Although James had no formal training as a dressmaker, he created strikingly original and complex designs, including intricate ball gowns worn by members of high society in New York and Europe. This lavishly illustrated book offers a comprehensive study of James' life and work, highlighting his virtuosity and inventiveness as well as his influence on subsequent fashion designers. Featuring exciting new photography of the spectacular evening dresses James produced between 1947 and 1955, this publication includes enlightening details of these intricate creations alongside vintage photographs and rarely seen archival items, such as patterns, muslins, dress forms and sketches. A detailed and illustrated chronology of James' life describes his magnetic personality, his unorthodox design processes, his colourful supporters - such as Salvador Dali, Elsa Schiaparelli, Christian Dior, and Cristobal Balenciaga - and profiles of a number of his famous clients, such as Gypsy Rose Lee.
Communicating professionally : a how-to-do-it manual Ross, Catherine Sheldrick, author.
Professional communication guidance for library professionals, including fundamental skills such as listening, speaking, and writing, reading others' nonverbal behavior, how to integrate skills, with tips for practicing, sense-making, a theory of information as communication, common interactions like speaking one-on-one, working in groups, and giving presentations, and training others in communication skills, including a special section on technology-based training.
Lucky Spool's essential guide to modern quilt making
Savor each stitch : studio quilting with mindful design Friedlander, Carolyn.
Provides instructions for creating eight different projects that can be changed by using the design principles of line, contrast, color, scale, emphasis, texture, and volume.
The art deco murals of Hildreth Meière Brawer, Catherine Coleman, author.
Guerilla marketing in 30 days Levinson, Jay Conrad.
The 100 best swimming drills Lucero, Blythe.
In The 100 Best Swimming Drills, Blythe Lucero has compiled the most effective swimming drills gathered from more than 20 years of working with swimmers and is an excellent resource for swimmers at any level in the quest for better swimming.
The Victorian city : everyday life in Dickens' London Flanders, Judith.
"From the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder, an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets of Dickens' London.The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented change, and nowhere was this more apparent than London. In only a few decades, the capital grew from a compact Regency town into a sprawling metropolis of 6.5 million inhabitants, the largest city the world had ever seen. Technology--railways, street-lighting, and sewers--transformed both the city and the experience of city-living, as London expanded in every direction. Now Judith Flanders, one of Britain's foremost social historians, explores the world portrayed so vividly in Dickens' novels, showing life on the streets of London in colorful, fascinating detail.From the moment Charles Dickens, the century's best-loved English novelist and London's greatest observer, arrived in the city in 1822, he obsessively walked its streets, recording its pleasures, curiosities and cruelties. Now, with him, Judith Flanders leads us through the markets, transport systems, sewers, rivers, slums, alleys, cemeteries, gin palaces, chop-houses and entertainment emporia of Dickens' London, to reveal the Victorian capital in all its variety, vibrancy, and squalor. From the colorful cries of street-sellers to the uncomfortable reality of travel by omnibus, to the many uses for the body parts of dead horses and the unimaginably grueling working days of hawker children, no detail is too small, or too strange. No one who reads Judith Flanders's meticulously researched, captivatingly written The Victorian City will ever view London in the same light again. "--
The emotionally destructive marriage : how to find your voice and reclaim your hope Vernick, Leslie.
For any woman caught in an emotionally destructive marriage, Vernick offers a personalized path forward. Her practical, biblical advice will show you how to establish boundaries and break free from emotional abuse. Recognizing that God sees and hates what is happening to you will help you to promote healthy change, and understand when, why, and even how to leave the relationship if necessary.
Eye to eye : [facing the consequences of dividing Israel] Koenig, William.
The Nixon defense : what he knew and when he knew it Dean, John W. (John Wesley), 1938-
"Former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon's secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: what did President Nixon know and when did he know it?"--Amazon.com.
Restaurant success, by the numbers : a money-guy's guide to opening the next hot spot Fields, Roger, author.
Virginia Woolf's garden : the story of the garden at Monk's house Zoob, Caroline.
Modern originals : at home with midcentury European designers Williamson, Leslie (Leslie Anne), author.
This highly anticipated follow-up to 'Handcrafted modern' hosts gorgeously revealing photographs of important and influential men and women in the European midcentury design canon. Williamson has gained exclusive access to homes that are often closed to the public, and this intimacy is reflected in her incredibly detailed photographs. Featuring thirteen subjects, each chapter dedicated to a single home where the interiors are intact as they were lived in by their designers. Examples include: exclusive photographs of drawings and works from inside the files at Studio Achille Castiglioni in Milan, the Helsinki home of Aino and Alvar Aalto with signs of Functionalism still preserved, Finn Juhl's Scandinavian farmhouse with warm woods with bursts of primary colours, and Carlo Mollino's eccentric Italian lair filled with his sensual shaped designs. This rare glimpse into the personal spaces is equal parts captivating and inspiring.
201 killer cover letters Podesta, Sandra.
"For anyone applying for a job, networking, requesting a reference, or writing a thank-you letter, this new edition of the go-to guide addresses new developments in technology and communication and how they affect the cover letter writing process"--
More adventures with leaders and enders : make even more quilts in less time Hunter, Bonnie K.
Imagine making more than one quilt at a time while watching your stash dwindle. Sounds too good to be true, but it's not. Join Bonnie K. Hunter as she shows you how to get your scraps organized into usable sizes - and save money, fabric, thread and time. In this, the long-awaited sequel to Adventures with Leaders and Enders, find 12 more scrap quilts that can be pieced in between the lines of other sewing. Each is sure to inspire you to dig into your stash and start piecing--Page 4 of cover.
Dead of night King, Gary C., author.
Details of the abduction and murder of a Santa Barbara City College student, Brianna Denison home on winter break in Reno, Nevada by serial rapist, James Biela.
The quiet revolution Hein, Jay F.
American citizens have always been the backbone of ambitious solutions to the world's most pressing problems. The twenty-first century has seen an unprecedented rise in generosity and a steep decline in global poverty. In The Quiet Revolution, listeners are invited inside the White House to see how presidents have aided in this success by rallying Americans to serve their nation by volunteering in their local communities and around the world. President George W. Bush's Faith-Based and Community Initiative was a catalyst for many of these dramatic social improvements. Yet, the big story is not what happened in Washington, D.C., but rather what takes place in countless communities across the nation. There is not a social problem in America that is not being addressed by a faith-based or community group every day.
Crafting the personal essay : a guide for writing and publishing creative nonfiction Moore, Dinty W., 1955-
A guide to writing the personal essay, including the basics of essay writing, how to move past private "journaling," and instructions for revision and strategies for getting published.
Science for sale : how the US government uses powerful corporations and leading universities to support government policies, silence top scientists, jeopardize our health, and protect corporate profits Lewis, David L. (Microbiologist), author.
Uncovers the flaws in the scientific integrity system intended to weed out fraud, but instead allows industry practices and government policies to line the pockets of those involved while sacrificing resources and people's health.
Puget Sound whales for sale : the fight to end orca hunting Pollard, Sandra, author.
The practice : simple tools for managing stress, finding inner peace, and uncovering happiness Schmidt, Barb.
Disaster at Stalingrad Tsouras, Peter.
Hull pottery : decades of design Snyder, Jeffrey B.
The connected discourses of the Buddha : a new translation of the Saṃyutta Nikāya ; translated from the Pāli by Bhikkhu Bodhi.
Plant-powered for life : eat your way to lasting health with 52 simple steps & 125 delicious recipes Palmer, Sharon.
The platform sutra : the Zen teaching of Hui-neng Huineng, 638-713.
Alexandria : a history and guide Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970, author.
In the autumn of 1915, in a slightly heroic mood, E.M. Forster arrived in Alexandria, full of lofty ideals as a volunteer for the Red Cross. Yet most of his time was spent exploring the magic, antiquity, and complexity of the place in order to cope with living in what he saw as a funk-hole. With a novelists pen, he brings to life the fabled, romantic city of Alexander the Great, capital of Graeco-Roman Egypt, beacon of light and culture symbolized by the Pharaohs, where the doomed love affair of Antony and Cleopatra was played out and the greatest library the world has ever known was built. Threading 3,000 years of history with vibrant strands of literature and punctuating the narrative with his own experiences, Forster immortalized Alexandria, painting an incomparable portrait of the great city and, inadvertently, himself.
Field exercises : how veterans are healing themselves through farming and outdoor activities Westlund, Stephanie, author.
More curious Wilsey, Sean.
In More Curious, Sean Wilsey travels across the U.S., from the launchpad at Cape Canaveral, to the isolated artists' enclave of Marfa, Texas, to the boardrooms and ballrooms of post-9/11 New York City. Wherever he is, Wilsey captures his surroundings with the precision of a photographer and the raw grace of a skateboarder (he's an amateur practitioner of both arts). And his eye always finds an unrivaled intensity of detail: here, and only here, will a reader be privy to the Dostoyevskian whiff of Marfa's fugitive underbelly, the unsung delights of a skater rag's cooking column, the exact amount of time elapsed since the soundwaves of a long-lost, legendary World Cup broadcast passed out of our solar system.
The Late Starters Orchestra Goldman, Ari L., 1949- author.
In a cluttered room in an abandoned coat factory in lower Manhattan,the Late Starters Orchestra comes together each week to make music. All have come late to music or come back to it after a long absence. In this bona fide amateur string orchestra, Goldman pursues his lifelong dream of playing the cello. Goldman takes us along to LSO rehearsals and his son's Suzuki lessons, he explores history's greatest cellists and attempts to understand what motivates his fellow late starters.
The Orthodox Church Kallistos, Bishop of Diokleia, 1934-
Orthodoxy continues to be a subject of enormous interest among western Christians, and the author believes that an understanding of its standpoint is necessary before the Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches can be reunited.
Truman Capote : a literary life at the movies Pugh, Tison, author.
The Montana vigilantes, 1863-1870 : gold, guns, and gallows Dillon, Mark C.
Terminator vault : the complete story behind the making of The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day Nathan, Ian.
"The Terminator's back in this magnificent, behind-the-scenes look at The Terminator and Terminator 2: Judgment Day. Long before Titanic and Avatar broke box-office records and won countless awards, James Cameron announced his genius with the 1984 release of The Terminator. Nothing like it had ever been seen before--it fused time travel, thrilling action, artificial intelligence, and terror with provocative questions about the human race--and of course, it made Arnold Schwarzenegger an international superstar. The movie's 1991 sequel, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, has some of the greatest special effects in movie history and remains one of the most influential science fiction films of all time. The story of Sarah and John Connor's fight against the advanced assassin cyborg, the T-1000, is an astonishing look at the battle between good and evil. Now, for the first time ever, here is the complete story of the Terminator world. Terminator Vault, written by acclaimed film expert Ian Nathan, takes a behind-the-scenes look at the making of both films, from the initial conception of Skynet (the AI system determined to destroy humanity) to the creation of the films' special effects, many of which had never been previously attempted. Reproductions of original scripts and concept drawings provide completely new insights into the Terminator backstory, and there are over 170 color images of the development, production, and more. Plus, ten meticulously reproduced artefacts enclosed in vellum envelopes. This is a must-have book for any Terminator fan, released in anticipation of the first film's thirtieth anniversary"--
Photoshop for lightroom users Kelby, Scott.
Lazing on a Sunday crafternoon : little projects for people with just a little time and little skill Muldoon, Eliza.
Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon is a collection of 52 blissfully simple craft ideas to make with a child helper. This beautiful book will have you creating delightful things out of everyday household items using nothing more than your own time and ingenuity. You and your child can while away hours of crafting fun with Eliza Muldoon as she helps you make these easy projects - from a child's head band or aprons, to peg dolls, to skirts and shoe adornments, to practical bags and tool belts, felt toys and unique artworks to adorn your home.
High-performance training for sports
Battle ready : the National Coast Defense System and the fortification of Puget Sound, 1894-1925 Hansen, David M., author.
Discovery : champion of the space shuttle fleet Neal, Valerie.
"A mission-by-mission history of Space Shuttle Discovery from creation to retirement, accompanied by key statistics, mission patches, and their symbolism, crew portraits, and the anecdotes and memories of astronauts who flew on Discovery"--
Restoration agriculture : real-world permaculture for farmers Shepard, Mark, 1962-
Chicken soup for the prisoner's soul : 101 stories to open the heart and rekindle the spirit of hope, healing and forgiveness
Essential knot book : knots, bends, hitches, whippings and splices Jarman, Colin.
Your scars are beautiful to God Jaynes, Sharon.
Physical scars represent a story, a moment in one's life, and they show others that there is a history of healing. Noted author Sharon Jaynes shares with women how their internal scars -- marks from past hurts and mistakes -- also represent a story of restoration.
Kennesaw Mountain : Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign Hess, Earl J.
While fighting his way toward Atlanta, William T. Sherman encountered his biggest roadblock at Kennesaw Mountain, where Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee held a heavily fortified position. The opposing armies confronted each other from June 19 to July 3, 1864. Hess explains how this battle, with its combination of maneuver and combat, severely tried the patience and endurance of the common soldier and why Johnston's strategy might have been the Confederates' best chance to halt the Federal drive toward Atlanta.
Seasons of the sacred earth : following the old ways on an enchanted homestead Seruntine, Cliff, 1968-
Cliff Seruntine describes his family's adventures living on a secluded homestead in Nova Scotia.
The world of the John Birch Society : conspiracy, conservatism, and the Cold War Mulloy, D. J., author.
"A comprehensive, engaging and provocative study of the John Birch Society, which examines the controversial right-wing group in the context of American's Cold War and conspiracy cultures during the 1950s and 1960s, and demonstrates its significant role in the development of the conservative movement in the United States"--
Stack, shuffle, and slide : a new technique for stack the deck quilts Alexander, Karla, 1956-
"Karla Alexander has won fans around the world with her gorgeous quilts and innovative techniques. Now she takes a new approach to her popular stack-cut-and-shuffle idea--with amazing results. Control the color placement in your design by adding a new step--the slide--to Karla's stack-cut-and-shuffle method Be inspired by Karla's use of color--from light and airy prints to batiks to bold, graphic fabrics--and create quilts with a traditional or modern aesthetic Select from 15 creatively different designs that give everyone from beginners to seasoned quilters something fresh and new"--
Minimal quiltmaking Marston, Gwen, author.
Join Gwen Marston as she leads you through her intuitive process for designing minimal quilts with maximum impact. Learn elements of design, art, color, and history via page after page of unique quilts. Although this book includes basic instructions, no patterns are needed for this minimalist quiltmaking approach.
The history of Hell Turner, Alice K.
Oodles of crochet Wincent, Eva.
Sams teach yourself Scratch 2.0 in 24 Hours Warner, Timothy L., author.
Sea glass jewelry : create beautiful and unique designs from beach-found treasures Furber, Lindsay.
With gorgeous color photographs and step-by-step instructions, this book teaches the essential skills, like drilling glass, wire wrapping, and texturing metal, that will turn your beach-found bounty into attractive accessories including bracelets, pendants, earrings, and rings.
Aquarium care of bettas Boruchowitz, David E.
Bettas are a unique tropical fish with attractive features. This handy book makes it easy and fun to find favorites from the many different types of bettas, and is a great tool to help make the best care choices for these colorful fish. Find out all you need to know to set up and maintain an aquarium to accommodate a betta and how to feed and care for it.
No matter the wreckage : poems Kay, Sarah, 1988- author.
Sarah Kay, in collaboration with illustrator Sophia Janowitz, releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. Her poems celebrate family, love, travel, and unlikely romance between inanimate objects.
Of water and the spirit : ritual, magic, and initiation in the life of an African Shaman Somé, Malidoma Patrice, 1956-
How to win at everything : even things you can't or shouldn't try to win at Kibblesmith, Daniel, 1983-
Africa overland : plus a return route through Asia : 4x4, motorbike, bicycle, truck Pritchard-Jones, Siân, author.
Africa is addictive. Africa has colourful people, bustling markets, starry nights, utter desert silence, a cacophony of cicadas, inviting nomads and modern entrepreneurs. Stuck in a deep mud hole, pushing a motorcycle through sand or enjoying the camaraderie of an overloaded public bus, no one is far from the soul of the Dark Continent. Africa Overland, the adventurers' definitive choice, provides practical sections on buying, maintaining, and driving a vehicle alongside a new section on overland routes in Asia.
Blind descent : surviving alone and blind on Mount Everest Dickinson, Brian.
"Former Navy rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest ... when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit ... Four hours later, Brian solo-summited the highest peak in the world, but the celebration was short-lived ... Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, he was rendered almost completely blind"--Amazon.com.
Moonshine nation : the art of creating cornbread in a bottle Spivak, Mark (Mark Allen), author.
"The story of moonshine's history and origins alongside profiles of modern moonshiners and a collection of drinks from each"--
Build the perfect bug out vehicle Stewart, Creek.
"Build the perfect bug out vehicle shows you how to outfit any vehicle with equipment and survival gear that will help you quickly drive from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek Stewart, author of the best-selling Build the perfect bug out bag, details from start to finish everything you need to equip an everyday vehicle for a drive through and away from disaster-stricken areas--from survival supplies and storage solutions to off-road travel, communication, navigation, and security considerations"--P.  of cover.
Dramatic color in the landscape : painting land and light in oil and pastel Keeler, Brian, 1953- author.
Artist Brian Keeler shares his methods for bringing dramatic color into landscape oil and pastel artwork.
The hobbit : the desolation of Smaug : chronicles : cloaks & daggers Falconer, Daniel, author.
Profiles the costumes, armour, weapons, props and set dressing elements, detailing how each were realized for the film.
The trigger point therapy workbook : your self-treatment guide for pain relief Davies, Clair.
"Trigger point therapy is one of the fastest-growing and most effective pain therapies in the world. Medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, and massage therapists are all beginning to use this technique to relieve patients' formerly undiagnosable muscle and joint pain, both conditions that studies have shown to be the cause of nearly 25 percent of all doctor visits.This book addresses the problem of myofascial trigger points--tiny contraction knots that develop in a muscle when it is injured or overworked. Restricted circulation and lack of oxygen in these points cause referred pain. Massage of the trigger is the safest, most natural, and most effective form of pain therapy. Trigger points create pain throughout the body in predictable patterns characteristic to each muscle, producing discomfort ranging from mild to severe. Trigger point massage increases circulation and oxygenation in the area and often produces instant relief.The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook, Third Edition, has made a huge impact among health professionals and the public alike, becoming an overnight classic in the field of pain relief. This edition includes a new chapter by the now deceased author, Clair Davies' daughter, Amber Davies, who is passionate about continuing her father's legacy. The new edition also includes postural assessments and muscle tests, an illustrated index of symptoms, and clinical technique drawings and descriptions to assist both practitioners and regular readers in assessing and treating trigger points.If you have ever suffered from, or have treated someone who suffers from myofascial trigger point pain, this is a must-have book"--
Born reading : bringing up bookworms in a digital age--from picture books to ebooks and everything in between Boog, Jason.
A program for parents and professionals on how to raise kids who love to read, featuring interviews with childhood development experts, advice from librarians, tips from authors and children's book publishers, and reading recommendations for kids from birth up to age five.
Those feet : a sensual history of English soccer Winner, David, 1956-
"In this playful, witty and highly original look at English soccer, David Winner, author of the acclaimed Brilliant Orange, journeys to the heart of an essential English pastime and sheds new light on the true nature of a rapidly changing game that was never really meant to be beautiful. With the same insightful eye he brought to his bestselling study of Dutch soccer, Winner shows how Victorian sexual anxiety underlies England's many World Cup failures. He reveals the connection between Roy Keane and a soldier who never lived but died in the Charge of the Light Brigade. And he demonstrates how thick mud and wet leather shaped the contours of the English soul"--
Change your brain, change your life (before 25) : change your developing mind for real-world success Payne, Jesse J. (Jesse Jeremy)
A great and glorious adventure : a history of the Hundred Years War and the birth of Renaissance England Corrigan, Gordon, author.
In this succinct history of a conflict that raged for over a century, Gordon Corrigan reveals the horrors of battle and the machinations of power that have shaped a millennium of Anglo-French relationships.
Complete book of gourd carving Widess, Jim, author.
Bob Lang's the complete kitchen cabinetmaker : shop drawings and professional methods for designing and constructing every kind of kitchen and built-in cabinet Lang, Robert W., 1953-
A quilter's mixology : shaking up curved piecing : 16 projects using the drunkard's path block Pingel, Angela.
Paracord outdoor gear projects : simple instructions for survival bracelets and other DIY projects Hooks, Joel, author.
Takes you step-by-step through all the knots and wraps you need to know. Get practical advice on tools and materials, and learn the right way to melt and fuse the cut ends of your cord. Whether you're camping in the wilderness, working outside, or just walking the dog, you're sure to find the ideal DIY project here.
Buzzed : the straight facts about the most used and abused drugs from alcohol to ecstasy Kuhn, Cynthia, author.
Coming back together : a guide to successful reintegration after your partner returns from military deployment Sayers, Steven L., author.
"When a partner or spouse returns from war, it is a time of joy, but it is also a time of transition, challenges, and uncertainty. The truth is that the process of reintegration can last for years, and it can be a particularly difficult time for both returning heroes and their families. If your partner has recently returned from war, or if they will be returning soon, you should be prepared for the unique challenges that lay ahead. Your loved one may suffer from psychological and physical wounds, experience "battlemind," a condition that leaves them constantly anxious and on-edge, and they may even have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If they are uncommunicative, you may feel like you are living with a stranger, and struggle to recreate the bond of intimacy you once shared. In Coming Back Together, clinical psychologist Steven L. Sayers offers real tools to help you reestablish family routines and build a stronger sense of intimacy with your partner after a military deployment, even if they are resistant to help. The challenges of reintegration can come as a surprise, but you can arm yourself with the skills needed to face this difficult time and help your partner build the resilience needed to heal. This book will be your guide"--
Beyond consequences, logic, and control : a love based approach to helping children with severe behaviors Forbes, Heather T.
Elephant Company : the inspiring story of an unlikely hero and the animals who helped him save lives in World War II Croke, Vicki.
"J.H. "Billy" Williams always had an affinity for animals. So, when he responded to job offer with the East India Company to work with logging elephants his family wasn't surprised, though worried that he had already come back from World War I in one piece, would he be so lucky with India? Not only did he find his calling with the elephants in India, Billy and his elephants became war heroes. At the onset of World War II, Williams formed Elephant Company and was instrumental in defeating the Japanese in Burma and saving refugees, including on his own "Hannibal Trek." Billy Williams became a media sensation during the war, telling reporters that the elephants did more for him than he was ever able to do for them, but his story has since been forgotten. Part biography, part war story, and part wildlife adventure, Croke delivers an utterly charming narrative and an important, little-known piece of the legacy of World War II"--
Pretty little killers : the truth behind the savage murder of Skylar Neese Berry, Daleen.
"Including over 100 pages of new material, [this book] shares the latest theories and answers the questions that have left many people baffled [about the Skylar Neese murder]. After killer Shelia Eddy pled guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison and Rachel Shoaf was sentenced to thirty years for second degree murder, family, friends, investigators, and other key sources reveal the facts [that would have been disclosed had] the case ... gone to trial"--
Have a nice guilt trip Scottoline, Lisa.
"Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This four book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Booklist raved of the third book in the series, Meet Me At Emotional Baggage Claim, "readers can count on an ab-toning laugh session, a silly giggle, a sympathetic sigh, and a lump in the throat as life's moments are rehashed through the keen eyes and wits of this lovable mother-daughter duo." This fourth volume maintains the same sterling standard of humor and poignancy as Lisa and Francesca continue on the road of life acquiring men and puppies. Ok, to be honest, Lisa is acquiring the puppies, while Francesca is lucky enough to have dates with actual men. They leave it to the readers to decide which is more desirable and/or or easier to train"--
The Bible's yes to same-sex marriage : an evangelical's change of heart Achtemeier, Mark, 1955-
In the early 2000's, Mark Achtemeier embarked on a personal journey with the Bible that led him from being a conservative, evangelical opponent of gay rights to an outspoken activist for gay marriage and a fully inclusive church. In "The Bible's Yes to Same-Sex Marriage," Achtemeier shares what led to his change of heart.
Dashboarding and reporting with Power Pivot and Excel : how to design & create a financial dashboard with Power Pivot - end to end De Jonge, Kasper, author.
The backyard beekeeper : an absolute beginner's guide to keeping bees in your yard and garden Flottum, Kim, author.
"The Backyard Beekeeper, now revised and expanded, makes the time-honored and complex tradition of beekeeping an enjoyable and accessible backyard pastime that will appeal to gardeners, crafters, and cooks everywhere. This expanded edition gives you even more information on "greening" your beekeeping with sustainable practices, pesticide-resistant bees, and urban and suburban beekeeping. More than a guide to beekeeping, it is a handbook for harvesting the products of a beehive and a honey cookbook--all in one lively, beautifully illustrated reference. This complete honey bee resource contains general information on bees, a how-to guide to the art of bee keeping and how to set up, care for, and harvest honey from your own colonies, as well as tons of bee-related facts and projects. You'll learn the best location to place your new bee colonies for their safety and yours, and you'll study the best organic and nontoxic ways to care for your bees, from providing fresh water and protection from the elements to keeping them healthy, happy, and productive. Recipes of delicious treats, and instructions on how to use honey and beeswax to make candles and beauty treatments are also included."
Crash course for the SAT : the last-minute guide to scoring high Rubenstein, Jeff.
"Ten simple steps to a higher score , essential information for math, critical reading & writing , practice questions to help you learn techniques quickly , detailed explanations for all problems"--Cover.
Clairvoyance for beginners : easy techniques to enhance your psychic visions Chauran, Alexandra, 1981-
Own your game : how to use your mind to play winning golf Stockton, Dave, author.
" "The Pro Tour's hottest coach" (Golf Digest) distills the lessons of a private strategy session into an indispensable "soft skills" companion. Credited with transforming the short games of world-class golfers like Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam, and Yani Tseng, Dave Stockton is one of the most sought-after coaches in golf. Yet Stockton's natural abilities are more like the average player's than those of most tour superstars. Not particularly long off the tee and average in terms of ballstriking, Stockton has won multiple major championships through a willingness to set his ego aside and analyze his game objectively-precisely what make him so effective as an instructor. The hallmark of Stockton's coaching is the idea that "trying doesn't work." He shows students how to get out of their own way and let their subconscious take over. In Own Your Game, Stockton recreates the experience of riding eighteen holes with him at one of his highly sought-after corporate outings. He explains how any player can learn to use his or her mind effectively-both in the microcosm of the shot at hand and in plotting a way through a round. Amateur golfers are tired of trying to imitate the swings of the pros-to mostly disastrous results. Stockton gives players the tools and the freedom to play better with the swing they currently have. Portable, conversational, practical-and complete with a mini-guide to playing business golf with colleagues and clients-Own Your Game shows how players at all levels can master the all-important mental game"--
The 5 love languages of children Chapman, Gary D., 1938-
Since 1992, Chapman's bestselling book "The Five Love Languages" has helped millions of couples develop stronger, more fulfilling relationships by teaching them to speak each others' love language. Now parents can discover their child's primary language and learn what they can do to effectively convey unconditional feelings of respect, affection, and commitment.
From Teilhard to Omega : co-creating an unfinished universe
Climbing manual : the essential guide to rock climbing Shepherd, Nigel, author.
Photographing Washington : where to find perfect shots and how to take them Sullivan, Gordon, author.
Washington is home to four National Parks and National Monuments, the spectacular Pacific Coast Highway, the San Juan Islands, Columbia River basin, and a host of wildlife refuges. This is the rich palette from which the Sullivans have chosen 120 stunning sites to highlight the best times, seasons, and techniques for taking memorable photographs. This comprehensive photography guide includes sites of historical interest as well as natural beauty, with details of equipment, exposure, and technical and safety considerations.
We walk beside you always : comforting messages from your loved ones in the afterlife Benson, Bridget, 1956-
Unbound : a practical guide to deliverance Lozano, Neal, 1949-
Luscious liqueurs : 50 recipes for sublime and spirited infusions to sip and savor Rathbun, A. J. (Arthur John), 1969-
SPIRITS & COCKTAILS. In this title, an informative introduction demystifies the process of preparing homemade liqueurs and explains how to set up an efficient (and fun!) "Liqueur laboratory." With just a few fresh ingredients and A.J.'s expert guidance, liqueur lovers will be whipping up batches of sweet, spicy, fruity, and exotic mixtures that cost less and taste better than any store-bought bottle. Recipes include Righteous Raspberry, Limoncello, Cinnamon Snap, Heroic Hazelnut, Scotch Treat, Irish Cream, Anisetter, Mandarino, and 42 other tempting liqueurs photographed in stylish full color. They are perfect for sipping on their own or in cocktails, and make memorable gifts, too!
10-day green smoothie cleanse Smith, J. J. (Jennifer), author.
The ten-day green smoothie cleanse will jump-start your weight loss, increase your energy level, clear your mind, and improve your overall health. Smith will help you learn to live a healthier lifestyle of detoxing and healthy eating.
Orkney & Shetland Murphy, Alan (Publisher), author.
Travels with Casey Denizet-Lewis, Benoit.
Over four months, 32 states, and 13,000 miles in a rented motor home, Denizet-Lewis and his canine companion attempt to pay tribute to the most powerful interspecies bond there is, in the country with the highest rate of dog ownership in the world. On the way, Denizet-Lewis--known for his deeply reported dispatches from far corners of American life--meets an irresistible cast of dogs and dog-obsessed humans.
Obstacles welcome : how to turn adversity into advantage in business and in life De la Vega, Ralph.
Ralph de la Vega, CEO, shares the lessons he learned, in business and in life, along the way from Cuba to corporate America. De la Vega arrived from Cuba in 1962, age 10, alone and scared. Separated from his parents by Cuban authorities just moments before they were to board a plane to Miami, de la Vega was baptized early--and abruptly--in adversity. But looking back, he would not have had it any other way. Here, he recounts his journey to CEO of AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets, a subsidiary of AT&T Inc. A frontliner in the converging worlds of technology and communications, de la Vega takes readers behind the scenes of the Internet revolution, shares insights from the nation's top technology companies, and chronicles the obstacles intrinsic to successfully merging the largest wireless operations in U.S. history. This book is also an innovation manifesto for those committed to bigger thinking and greater results both professionally and personally.--From publisher description.
Capitalism and the Jews Muller, Jerry Z., 1954-
From Darwin to Hitler : evolutionary ethics, eugenics, and racism in Germany Weikart, Richard, 1958-
In this work of intellectual history, Richard Weikart explains the revolutionary impact Darwinism had on ethics and morality. He demonstrates that many leading Darwinian biologists and social thinkers in Germany believed that Darwinism had overturned traditional Judeo-Christian and Enlightenment ethics, especially those pertaining to the sacredness of human life. Many of these thinkers, like Ernst Haeckel and Ludwig Buchner, supported a moral relativism, yet simultaneously exalted evolutionary "fitness" (especially in terms of intelligence and health) as the highest arbiter of morality. Weikart concludes that Darwinism played a key role not only in the rise of eugenics, but also in euthanasia, infanticide, abortion, and racial extermination, all ultimately embraced by the Nazis. He convincingly makes the disturbing argument that Hitler built his view of ethics on Darwinian principles rather than nihilistic ones.
But he never hit me : the devastating cost of non-physical abuse to girls and women Murray, Jill, Dr.
Soccer in sun and shadow Galeano, Eduardo, 1940-
"In this witty and rebellious history of world soccer, award-winning writer Eduardo Galeano searches for the styles of play, players, and goals that express the unique personality of certain times and places. In Soccer in Sun and Shadow, Galeano takes us to ancient China, where engravings from the Ming period show a ball that could have been designed by Adidas to Victorian England, where gentlemen codified the rules that we still play by today and to Latin America, where the "crazy English" spread the game only to find it creolized by the locals. All the greats-Pele,, Di Ste,fano, Cruyff, Euse,bio, Pusk, Gullit, Baggio, Beckenbauer- have joyous cameos in this book. yet soccer, Galeano cautions, "is a pleasure that hurts." Thus there is also heartbreak and madness. Galeano tells of the suicide of Uruguayan player Porte, who shot himself in the center circle of the Nacional's stadium, of the Argentine manager who wouldn't let his team eat chicken because it would bring bad luck, and of scandal-riven Diego Maradona whose real crime, Galeano suggests, was always "the sin of being the best." Soccer is a game that bureaucrats try to dull and the powerful try to manipulate, but it retains its magic because it remains a bewitching game-"a feast for the eyes... and a joy for the body that plays it"-exquisitely rendered in the magical stories of Soccer in Sun and Shadow"--
Zentangle 3 : tangling with rubber stamps McNeill, Suzanne, author.
Rubber band jewelry all grown up : learn to make stylish bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, and more Dorsey, Colleen.
Getting started with OpenShift Pousty, Steven.
The insanity of obedience : walking with Jesus in tough places Ripken, Nik.
How the West won : the neglected story of the triumph of modernity Stark, Rodney.
Awakening : a paradigm shift of the heart Smith, Rodney (Teacher)
"An amazingly succinct and accessible answer to the question "What is enlightenment?"--from one of America's most prominent teachers of Insight Meditation. One of today's most highly regarded Insight Meditation teachers describes the process of enlightenment in a way anyone can understand--demonstrating in clear language why we operate with the illusion of separation, how we can move out of it to the realization of emptiness and no-self, and how we can live from that state of awakening. He provides brief, powerful exercises that enable us to challenge the reality of our thoughts in order free ourselves from the illusion they keep us bound to, all the while steering us away from the temptation to regard spiritual practice as a process of self-improvement or a goal to be obtained"--
Omg. That's paleo? Bauer, Juli.
OMG. That's Paleo? features 30 new recipes never seen before on author Juli Bauer's blog, paleomg.com, as well as a selection of her best blog recipes. Sections include poultry, beef, pork, fish/seafood, slow cooker, sweet and savory breakfasts, baked goods, 5-ingredient meals, side dishes, snacks and desserts, and each recipe features a color photo. Juli also writes about the paleo diet in general and why it works for her, suggestions for keeping a kitchen well stocked, and recommended resources for further reading. And just like her blog, you can expect plenty of funny stories and awkward moments.
Truth is fragmentary : travelogues & diaries Bell, Gabrielle, author.
A collection of comic diaries kept by the author between 2010-2013 when attending various comic festivals.
Mosaics : innovative, creative ideas and designs using the latest techniques Atkins-Hood, Elizabeth.
Tell me what to eat if I have inflammatory bowel disease : nutritional guidelines for Crohn's disease and colitis Tessmer, Kimberly A.
"This book begins with an overview of both of these conditions (as well as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS), then guides you through diet recommendations that are based on the latest medical information. Includes dozens of delicious recipes from registered dietitians"--
The effortless sleep method : the incredible new cure for insomnia and chronic sleep problems Stephens, Sasha.
The ability to sleep soundly, naturally and unaided is the desire of every chronic insomniac. This method will guide you to rediscovering your innate ability to sleep without pills, potions or external sleep aids.
Antidote for a stalker : our newest guide designed to promote a better understanding of the ever-evolving menace of stalking Proctor, Mike, 1948-
Let go and live in the now : awaken the peace, power, and happiness in your heart Finley, Guy, 1949-
Chemtrails, HAARP, and the full spectrum dominance of planet Earth Freeland, Elana, author.
The chronic cough enigma : acid reflux, asthma, and recalcitrant cough : the path to a cure Koufman, Jamie, author.
Presents a path to curing chronic cough of a non-pulmonary nature that draws from the study of fifty chronic cough patients, presenting histories, findings, and diagnostic test results.
When power meets potential : unlocking God's purpose in your life Jakes, T. D., author.
When your potential meets God's power, you are on the way to fulfilling your purpose. It's time to stop looking for purpose and start using the divinely placed purpose inside of you. Your destiny is not waiting to be found, it's waiting to be released! Jakes shares the key to fulfilling your purpose and releasing your potential: Power... God's power with your potential!
A walk in the clouds : fifty years among the mountains Reynolds, Kev.
Love busters : protecting your marriage from habits that destroy romantic love Harley, Willard F.
In Love Busters, Willard F. Harley, Jr., helps couples identify and overcome the most common habits that destroy the feeling of love. With his guidance, they will be able to avoid behavior that tears a marriage apart and focus instead on building their love for each other. This new edition expands on six love busters (versus five in the previous edition), including: selfish demands, disrespectful judgments, angry outbursts, dishonesty, annoying habits, and thoughtless behavior. Harley also explains how to resolve various marital conflicts, such as career choices and financial planning. Insightful material from Harley's book, Give and Take, is now included in Love Busters, as well as discussion questions that help couples apply the principles in the book to their marriage. - Publisher.
A philosophy of walking Gros, Frédéric.
Frédéric Gros charts the many different ways we get from A to B--the pilgrimage, the promenade, the protest march, the nature ramble--and reveals what they say about us. Gros draws attention to other thinkers who also saw walking as something central to their practice. On his travels he ponders Thoreau's eager seclusion in Walden Woods, the reason Rimbaud walked in a fury, while Nerval rambled to cure his melancholy. He shows us how Rousseau walked in order to think, while Nietzsche wandered the mountainside to write. In contrast, Kant marched through his hometown every day, exactly at the same hour, to escape the compulsion of thought.
Untamed : the wildest woman in America and the fight for Cumberland Island Harlan, Will, author.
A combination of Henry David Thoreau and Jane Goodall, Carol [Ruckdeschel] is a self-taught scientist who has become a tireless defender of sea turtles on Cumberland Island, a national park off the coast of Georgia ... In recent years, Carnegie heirs and the National Park Service have clashed with Carol over the island's future. What happens when a dirt-poor naturalist with only a high-school diploma tries to stop one of the wealthiest families in America?
Licensed to lie : exposing corruption in the Department of Justice Powell, Sidney K, 1955-
Real food fermentation : preserving whole fresh food with live cultures in your home kitchen Lewin, Alex.
"Learn how to choose and prepare only the best, freshest ingredients for all your kitchen fermenting projects with Real Food Fermentation!* Learn how to make tasty foods including kimchi, yogurt, and sauerkraut* Improves digestion* Enzyme-rich foods contain high nutrient value* Boosts "good" bacteria production. Fermentation is one of the earliest forms of natural food preservation, and without it, our beloved vegetables, fruits, grains, and milk would be heaps of moldy abundance after the harvest. Learn how to turn simple ingredients into health goldmines such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kefir, kombucha, and more in this flavorful book. Author and health strategist Alex Lewin empowers you with the tools, techniques, instructions, and delicious recipes to make all fermented foods at home in this essential book for your culinary library. Inside, you'll find recipes for making coleslaws, preserved lemons, ceviche, vinegars, yogurt, and more. The science, art, and craft of fermenting foods are also explained in meaningful detail"--
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Dark forces : the truth about what happened in Benghazi Timmerman, Kenneth R., author.
In this gripping account of lies and heroic acts, the New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Warriors investigates the tragedy of Benghazi, putting the events on September 11, 2012 in the larger context of Obama administration policy toward the Middle East.
The glitter plan : how we started Juicy Couture for $200 and turned it into a global brand Skaist-Levy, Pamela, author.
"Part memoir, part business manual, and 100% juicy--the inside story of Juicy Couture, one of the most iconic brands of our times. While working together at a Los Angeles boutique, Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor became fast and furious friends over the impossibility of finding the perfect T-shirt. Following their vision of comfortable, fitted T-shirts, they set up shop in Gela's one-bedroom Hollywood apartment with $200 and one rule: Whatever they did, they both had to be obsessed by it. The best friends' project became Juicy Couture. Pam and Gela eventually sold their company to Liz Claiborne for $50 million, but not before they created a whole new genre of casual clothing that came to define California cool."--
A guide to rational living Ellis, Albert, 1913-2007.
The cougar : beautiful, wild and dangerous Wild, Paula, author.
With her in-depth research, Paula Wild explores the relationship between mountain lions and humans and provides the most up-to-date information on cougar awareness and defense tactics for those living, working, or traveling in cougar country.
A beautiful defeat : find true freedom and purpose in total surrender to God Malarkey, Kevin.
"There is a gnawing feeling inside all of us that says we could be better. If we would just be more organized or work a little harder, we'd finally have the rich and fulfilling life we want. But the message of the cross is different. The message is not one of God saying, "I died for your sins to work as a consultant to help you achieve the life you're determined to have." Jesus died to reconcile us to God so that we can die and give our lives to him and to others--a total surrender that is truly a beautiful defeat"--Amazon.com.
A Chinaman's chance : one family's journey and the Chinese American dream Liu, Eric.
"From Tony Hsieh to Amy Chua to Jeremy Lin, Chinese Americans are now arriving at the highest levels of American business, civic life, and culture. But what makes this story of immigrant ascent unique is that Chinese Americans are emerging at just the same moment when China has emerged - and indeed may displace America - at the center of the global scene. What does it mean to be Chinese American in this moment? And how does exploring that question alter our notions of just what an American is and will be? In many ways, Chinese Americans today are exemplars of the American Dream: during a crowded century and a half, this community has gone from indentured servitude, second-class status and outright exclusion to economic and social integration and achievement. But this narrative obscures too much: the Chinese Americans still left behind, the erosion of the American Dream in general, the emergence--perhaps--of a Chinese Dream, and how other Americans will look at their countrymen of Chinese descent if China and America ever become adversaries. As Chinese Americans reconcile competing beliefs about what constitutes success, virtue, power, and purpose, they hold a mirror up to their country in a time of deep flux. In searching, often personal essays that range from the meaning of Confucius to the role of Chinese Americans in shaping how we read the Constitution to why he hates the hyphen in "Chinese-American," Eric Liu pieces together a sense of the Chinese American identity in these auspicious years for both countries. He considers his own public career in American media and government, his daughter's efforts to hold and release aspects of her Chinese inheritance, and the still-recent history that made anyone Chinese in America seem foreign and disloyal until proven otherwise. Provocative, often playful but always thoughtful, Liu breaks down his vast subject into bite-sized chunks, along the way providing insights into universal matters: identity, nationalism, family, and more. "--
Bouts of mania : Ali, Frazier, and Foreman and an America on the ropes Hoffer, Richard.
"Describes the ... era when Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman fought each other in every possible combination, on nearly every possible continent. In their most memorable bouts from 1971 to 1975, the three men created athletic set pieces that continue to resonate: the Fight of the Century, Down Goes Frazier!, the Rumble in the Jungle, and the Thrilla in Manila. Their fights for the heavyweight belt ... made for a roiling and convulsive tournament, all the more striking against a backdrop of national dysfunction"--
Suspicious minds : how culture shapes madness Gold, Joel (Joel Todd)
"Combining extraordinary true stories with the latest research, Joel and Ian Gold take us on a wild journey through the delusional brain to explore the intersection of neuroscience, biology, and culture"--
No man's war : irreverent confessions of an infantry wife Ricketts, Angela.
White like me : reflections on race from a privileged son : the remix Wise, Tim J.
"With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is part memoir, part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere. Using stories from his own life, Tim Wise demonstrates the ways in which racism not only burdens people of color, but also benefits, in relative terms, those who are 'white like him.' He discusses how racial privilege can harm whites in the long run and make progressive social change less likely. He explores the ways in which whites can challenge their unjust privileges, and explains in clear and convincing language why it is in the best interest of whites themselves to do so. Using anecdotes instead of stale statistics, Wise weaves a narrative that is at once readable and yet scholarly, analytical and yet accessible."--Back cover.
Your country is just not that into you : how the media, Wall Street, and both political parties keep on screwing you -- even after you've moved on Dore, Jimmy, author.
Help me, Jesus, I have nothing to wear : the go-to guide for all shapes and sizes ? Braendel, Shari, 1961-
Let's all be brave : living life with everything you have Downs, Annie F., 1980-
Natural solutions for digestive health : relief from the most common problems including : acid reflux, IBS, gas, constipation, diarrhea, Crohn's disease, ulcers, children's digestive issues, and more Sarno Teta, Jillian.
"Based on the latest medical and nutritional research, Natural Solutions for Digestive Health provides anyone suffering with chronic or intermittent gut disorders the relief they seek. It covers everything from low-grade irritations such as bloating, gas, constipation, and lactose intolerance to more serious conditions such as ulcerative colitis, acid reflux, gallstones, diverticulitis, and inflammatory bowel disease. The authors' safe, effective, practical, and drug-free approach to ending GI troubles includes simple lifestyle changes and a comprehensive 28-day meal plan with more than 45 easy, delicious recipes. A special section focuses on a growing concern--pediatric digestive problems--followed by an index of all conditions (including hard to grasp ailments such as dysbiosis, candida, and metabolic resistance) and the symptoms associated with them"--
Vodka : how a colorless, odorless, flavorless spirit conquered America Matus, Victorino.
"Vodka began as rotgut medicine in Medieval Russia, but this neutral grain alcohol has become our uncontested king of spirits, with over 1,000 brands fighting for market share. But it wasn't always thus. For two centuries, America drank the brown stuff: rum and whiskey. So how did Russia's "little water" unseat our favorite hooch? Vic Matus takes us on an incredible visual journey from vodka's humble American origins in a Depression-era Connecticut factory--using the family recipe of a poor Russian exile named Vladimir Smirnov--through its glamorous rise to fame at the hands of James Bond and Sex and the City to today's craft distillery movement. You'll see in clear, intoxicating detail how hippie culture, women's lib, and an absolutely ingenious Swedish company all played their part, transforming the booze into a status symbol. By 1975, the war had ended: Vodka officially became our favorite spirit. Today, a third of all cocktails contain it, and last year 140 million gallons of the stuff racked up $20 billion in sales. Here is the crisply distilled, bracing story of how entrepreneurs defied the odds and turned medieval medicine into a multibillion-dollar industry. "--
Modern nature-inspired quilts : make 25 beautiful projects--no rulers or templates required Mayr, Bernadette, 1952-
The mockingbird next door : life with Harper Lee Mills, Marja.
"One journalist's memoir of her personal friendship with Harper Lee and her sister, drawing on the extraordinary access they gave her to share the story of their lives. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the best loved novels of the twentieth century. But for the last fifty years, the novel's celebrated author, Harper Lee, has said almost nothing on the record. Journalists have trekked to her hometown of Monroeville, Alabama, where Harper Lee, known by her friends as Nelle, has lived with her sister, Alice, for decades, trying and failing to get an interview with the author. But in 2001, the Lee sisters opened their door for Chicago Tribune reporter Marja Mills. It was the beginning of a long conversation-and a friendship that has continued ever since. In 2004, with the Lees' encouragement, Mills moved into the house next door to the sisters. She spent the next eighteen months there, talking and sharing stories over meals and daily drives in the countryside. Along with members of the Lees' tight inner circle, the sisters and Mills would go fishing, feed the ducks, go to the Laundromat, watch the Crimson Tide, drink coffee at McDonald's, and explore all over lower Alabama. Nelle shared her love of history, literature, and the quirky Southern way of life with Mills, as well as her keen sense of how journalism should be practiced. As the sisters decided to let Mills tell their story, Nelle helped make sure she was getting the story-and the South-right. Alice, the keeper of the Lee family history, shared the stories of their family. The Mockingbird Next Door is the story of Mills's friendship with the Lee sisters. It is a testament to the great intelligence, sharp wit, and tremendous storytelling power of these two women, especially that of Nelle. Mills was given a rare opportunity to know Nelle Harper Lee, to be part of the Lees' life in Alabama, and to hear them reflect on their upbringing, their corner of the Deep South, how To Kill a Mockingbird affected their lives, and why Nelle Harper Lee chose to never write another novel"--
Dead reckoning : navigating a life on the last frontier, courting tragedy on its high seas Atcheson, Dave.
Sacred divorce : religion, therapeutic culture, and ending life partnerships Jenkins, Kathleen E.
Relief from hot flashes : the natural, drug-free program to reduce hot flashes, improve sleep, and ease stress Elkins, Gary Ray, 1952-
Warman's costume jewelry : identification and price guide Wiggins, Pamela Y. author.
The art of classic rock : [rock memorabilia, tour posters and merchandise from the 70s, 80s and 90s] Grushkin, Paul.
The art of Planes Miller-Zarneke, Tracey, author.
"The Art of Planes explores the beautiful concept art that went into the development of these two inspiring stories, including colorscripts, storyboards, character studies, sculpts, background art, and more. Insider insights from the films' artists and filmmakers, a preface by directors Bobs Gannaway and Klay Hall, and a foreword by Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter offer an invaluable and fascinating glimpse into the creative thinking involved in the making of these companion films."--
Emporia Rose appliqué quilts : new projects, historical vignettes, classic designs Brackman, Barbara.
Why dogs can't eat chocolate : how medicines work and how you can take them safely Achey, Louise, author.
"Bridges the gap between what most of us understand about pills and what most doctors assume you already know about your medication."--Back cover.
Women change the world : noteworthy women on cultivating your potential and achieving success
"Women Change the World is a collection of world-changing women-from actresses, recording artists, and writers to businesswomen and other high-profile female professionals-on women's unique contributions to society. Women Change the World will be released in conjunction with the California Women's Conference, which offers its attendees inspiration, resources, and connections to take the next steps in their businesses, personal development, or philanthropic endeavors. 2012's conference speakers included Marcia Cross, Donna Karen, Gloria Allred, and many others. Women Change the World aims not only to show how women can be the heart of success, but also to inspire other women to go out and change the world themselves"--
The murder of the middle class : how to save yourself and your family from the criminal conspiracy of the century Root, Wayne Allyn.
The author believes that "the great American middle class is dying--and not from natural causes. [In his book, he examines what he sees as] the crime and indicts the conspirators, from the Obama administration to their willing accomplices in big business, big media, and big unions--naming names and pointing out their misdeeds [and providing] solutions to save American capitalism, the middle class, the GOP--and you"--Amazon.com.
Backyard building : treehouses, sheds, arbors, gates and other garden projects Stiles, Jeanie, 1944-
"Backyard Building will cover backyard accessories, the fundamentals of tools and materials, and useful tips based on real-life questions from the couple's popular website. Its unique style, with hand-drawn illustrations to guide the reader through the building process in a user-friendly way, stands out from the crowd. The clear, detailed drawings are not only easy to follow but a pleasure to look at, they are supplemented by irresistible color photographs."--Provided by publisher.
Sewing pretty little accessories : charming projects to make and give Lee, Cherie.
People's Pops : 55 recipes for ice pops, shave ice, and boozy pops from Brooklyn's coolest pop shop Jordi, Nathalie.
"A collection of 55 seasonal ice pops and shave ice recipes"--
Printmaking unleashed : more than 50 techniques for expressive mark making Bautista, Traci, author.
The best of Rose Elliot : the ultimate vegetarian collection : 150 delicious recipes Elliot, Rose, author.
This title features over 150 recipes from Britain's best-loved vegetarian chef. With over four million vegetarians in the UK and more and more of us choosing to reduce our meat consumption, The Best of Rose Elliot is a timely compilation of the very best that vegetarian cuisine has to offer. Notable for her dependable, uncomplicated and trustworthy dishes, Rose Elliot's food is nevertheless imaginative, stylish and mouthwatering. In this collection you'll find Rose's favourite recipes from two of her best-loved books - Vegetarian Supercook and Sumptuous Suppers. With flavours from around the world and recipes for entertaining and busy weeknights in, vegetarian food will take on a whole new identity.
A world of noodles Yarvin, Brian, author.
Living on a dollar a day : the lives and faces of the world's poor Nazario, Thomas A., author.
Born wild : the soul of a horse Camp, Joe, author.
Because the Camps had formed a successful relationship with Cash, the subject of their book, The Soul Of a Horse, Joe and his wife, Kathleen, were persuaded to adopt a pregnant mustang from the BLM. What they learned about wild horses and their relationship to domesticated horses, the 1971 Wild Horse and Burro Law, as well as about earning the trust of a wild colt, changed the way they relate to horses.
Gemstones A to Z : a handy reference to healing crystals Stein, Diane, 1948-
Sharing the author's knowledge of gemstones, this agate-to-zircon reference features listings that include the stone's common name, its corresponding colour and chakra, and a resume of its healing properties. It also presents a glossary of terms designed for beginning students of alternative healing practices.
Maya art and architecture Miller, Mary Ellen, author.
Mary Miller and Megan ONeil take the reader through the visual world of the Maya, explaining how and why the Maya created paintings, sculpture and monuments. With an array of new material, from recent finds including the La Corona panels, to new studies of the monuments at Palenque, Zotz and elsewhere, to the beautiful wall paintings discovered in recent years, this new edition will be essential reading.
Mac os x mavericks for seniors : learn step by step how to work with mac os x mavericks
"The Macintosh line of desktop computers and laptops from Apple has enjoyed enormous popularity in recent years amongst a steadily growing group of users. Have you recently found your way to Apple' user-friendly operating system but are still unsure how to perform basic tasks? This book will show you step by step how to work with Mac Mavericks. You will learn how to use basic features, such as accessing the Internet, using email and organizing files and folders in Finder. You will also get acquainted with some of the handy tools and apps included in Mac Mavericks that makes it easy to work with photos, video and music. Finally, you will learn how to set preferences to make it even easier to work on your Mac and learn how to change the look and feel of the interface. This practical book, written using the well-known step-by-step method from Visual Steps, is all you need to feel comfortable with your Mac!"--Publisher website.
The writer's journey : mythic structure for writers Vogler, Christopher, 1949-
This edition of the well-known text on the connection between mythology and storytelling contains a revised chapter on the Star Wars series, new illustrations and diagrams, and new chapters (presented in the appendices) on life force operating in stories, the mechanism of polarity in storytelling, the wisdom of the body, catharsis, and other concepts. The book is meant for all types of writers and outlines guidelines for plot and character development, focusing on character archetypes and the stages of a "hero's journey," drawn from Jungian psychology and the mythic studies of Joseph Campbell. Vogler uses movies to give examples throughout. He is a story consultant for Hollywood film companies and teaches filmmakers and writers around the world.
Exploring Camano Island : a history & guide Schroeder, Val.
"A history and guide for Washington State's Camano Island"--
The fantastic laboratory of Dr. Weigl : how two brave scientists battled typhus and sabotaged the Nazis Allen, Arthur, 1959-
Describes the true story of how the eccentric Polish scientist tasked by the Nazis to create a typhus vaccine hid the intelligentsia from the Gestapo by hiring them to work in his laboratory.
Tinkering Gabrielson, Curt.
"After-school and out-of-school programs--as well as home schooling--have been growing steadily for nearly a decade, but instructors are still searching for high-interest content that ties into science standards without the rigidity of current classroom canon. The author draws on more than 20 years of experience doing hands-on science to facilitate tinkering: learning science while fooling around with real things. In this book, you'll learn tinkering techniques in key science areas, how to let kids learn science with hands-on tinkering, engaging techniques for science learning at home, in school, or at a makerspace or library, and step-by-step instructions for activities that don't end with a single project, but that provide many paths for 'tinkering forward'."--Publisher's description.
iPhone for seniors : quickly start working with the iPhone with iOS7.
Zentangle 2 : featuring ideas for scrapbooks & journals McNeill, Suzanne, author.
Sit with less pain : gentle yoga for meditators and everyone else Erlbaum, Jean, author.
Relieve and release the stiffness that comes from prolonged sitting--at a desk, behind the wheel, or on a meditation cushion--with these easy-to-follow exercises. All meditators know the discomfort of cramping joints and aching backs. Free yourself from pain with this beautifully illustrated guide. The book is organized anatomically, helping readers to immediately focus on the part of the body that causes them pain: tense shoulders, stiff knees, sore hips, etc. Sit with Less Pain also includes instructions for flowing series of movements, which combine several exercises into smooth sequences, for readers who have mastered the individual stretches and want a more intensive experience. Gorgeous, clear illustrations and lay-flat binding--which lets the book stay open at the proper page--will help readers perfect the poses.
Imperfect circles Suzuki, Sarah A., author.
Endpoint and other poems Updike, John.
A stunning collection of poems that Updike wrote during the last seven years of his life and put together only weeks before he died for this, his final book. The opening sequence, "Endpoint," is made up of a series of connected poems written on the occasions of his recent birthdays and culminates in his confrontation with his final illness ... For Updike, the writing of poetry was always a special joy, and this final collection is an eloquent and moving testament to the life of this extraordinary writer.--From publisher description.
The autoimmune paleo cookbook : an allergen-free approach to managing chronic illness Trescott, Mickey.
In The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook, Mickey Trescott provides a resource for those looking to embark on the Autoimmune Protocol--a version of an ancestral diet that is focused both on removing potential food triggers as well as healing the gut. Research shows there is a clear connection between diet and autoimmune disease, and many, including the author, have used these principles to heal their bodies from these debilitating conditions and their accompanying symptoms. With the information and recipes in this book, you can embark on this process for yourself--without suffering through bland and tasteless "allergen-free" meals. Instead, with all of the incredible food you will be enjoying, you may forget that you are achieving better wellness!
Gelli printing : printing without a press on paper and fabric McNeill, Suzanne, author.
How to troubleshoot, repair, and modify motorcycle electrical systems Martin, Tracy, 1951-
"Your one-stop manual for every aspect of DIY motorcycle electrical repair and modification. We've all stood at the front desk of a repair shop at some point, staring at an invoice, gritting our teeth and nursing our injured wallets. All vehicles will inevitably need maintenance--and we pay a premium in labor fees every time we take them in--but unlike an automobile, which has its electrical components hermetically sealed within its bodywork, the electrical components on a motorcycle are on display for all the world to see. Out in the open, they are constantly subjected to destructive elements like rain, sand, salt, dust, and ultraviolet rays. virtually everyone who owns a motorcycle will eventually have to deal with electrical problems. In How to Troubleshoot, Repair, and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems, motorcycle expert Tracy Martin provides crystal-clear, fully illustrated, step-by-step instructions for every electrical repair imaginable on a bike--from the nuts-and-bolts basics to fuel-injection systems, onboard computers, repair and installation of factory and aftermarket accessories, and everything else in between. Complete with 600 full-color, how-to photos and 20 helpful diagrams, How to Troubleshoot, Repair, and Modify Motorcycle Electrical Systems will keep your bike on the road and your wallet in your pocket"--
Just paint it! Piyasena, Sam, author.
Windows 8.1 : tips, tricks & shortcuts Yarnold, Stuart.
You've mastered the basics of Windows 8 but now you're keen to find out more about what Microsoft's latest operating system can do and how you can use it in a quicker and more efficient way. Windows 8.1 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts in Easy Steps is packed with all those useful tips that will help you get the most out of Windows 8, in the familiar In Easy Steps style. Windows 8.1 Tips, Tricks and Shortcuts in Easy Steps also contains a number of additional tips and tricks, like how to get the start button back, how to quickly repair Windows 8, how to give your PC a free tune up, and many more, so that you can be confident that you're getting the most out of Windows 8. Additional topics include the new Windows 8 interface, keyboard shortcuts, customizing your PC, Internet tips, email, home entertainment, gaming, synchronizing data, privacy, instillation, and much more.
Paddling the Columbia : a guide to all 1200 miles of our scenic & historical river Roskelley, John.
The power of no : because one little word can bring health, abundance, and happiness Altucher, James.
"Over the past three years James Altucher and Claudia Azula Altucher have answered tens of thousands of questions in their writings, retreats, talks, and online seminars. The questions cover the entire spectrum of life, from how to deal with bad relationships, to how to access your innate special uniqueness, to how to pay the rent when you're crying on the floor, broken and depressed. Invariably, they look to one little word as the solution: No. No is not only a solution, it is a path for people to heal and bring abundance and happiness into their lives. Every time you say yes to something you don't want to do you can experience a spate of negative outcomes: resenting people, doing poor quality work, having less energy for the things you actually love, making less money, and so on. But the worst part is that yet another small percentage of your life is used up by something you don't want. We need the power of no so we can set proper boundaries around the things that hurt us directly. We need it to curb the relationships that drain us of our energy, creativity, and expression, to protect us from those people who put us down, hurt us emotionally, and leave us barren and depressed. And in the larger picture, we need the power of no to understand what we truly believe in, rather than the stories we take at face value because we've been conditioned to think them as the truth. With the power of no we can refocus our energies toward living an abundant, healthy, and wealthy life. We can realize that there is nothing to prove, there is nobody to impress, there is no cage around us. Such is the power of saying no to our misconceptions. As a species, this is where we find ourselves now and many of us are trying very hard to use the power of no at this higher level. To clearly see what intelligent compassion is. To open our hearts and bring healing to the world. The power of no is a force that allows us to truly surrender to a higher power and be the unique people we were meant to be. And in The Power of No, James and Claudia will help guide you to this place by relating the stories they've heard and the things they've experienced. Their goal is to bring this little word out into the world to shine its power and its light on all of us "--
Foundations of the earth : global ecological change and the book of Job Shugart, Herman H. (Herman Henry), 1944- author.
History's mysteries : people, places, and oddities lost in the sands of time Haughton, Brian, 1964-
Iran and the United States : an insider's view on the failed past and the road to peace Mousavian, Seyyed Hossein, 1967- author.
"Seyed Hossein Mousavian worked for over 30 years on diplomatic efforts between Iran and the West, alongside now-President Hassan Rouhani and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, serving as confidante, colleague, and peer. Here the former diplomat tells the insider history of the troubled relationship between Iran and the US. His unique firsthand perspective blends memoir, analysis and never before seen details of the many near misses in the quest for rapprochement. With so much at stake, the book concludes with a roadmap for peace that both nations so desperately need"--
At home in the heart of Appalachia O'Brien, John, 1943-
Baghdad sketches : journeys through Iraq Stark, Freya.
How to survive a sharknado and other unnatural disasters : fight back when monsters and mother nature attack Shaffer, Andrew.
"In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything ... But fear not. [This book] is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way. Inside this life-saving reference, you'll find vital information about dozens of unnatural disasters and ungodly monsters that can injure, maim, or kill you, from arachnoquakes and ice twisters to piranhacondas and mega pythons"--Page 4 of cover.
The alliance : managing talent in the networked age Hoffman, Reid.
"For most of the 20th century, the relationship between employers and employees in the developed world was all about stability and lifetime loyalty. That has recently changed, giving way to a transactional, laissez-faire approach that serves neither party well. A new arrangement is needed, the authors argue--one built on alliance (usually temporary) and reciprocity. The high-tech start-up community of Silicon Valley is pointing the way--and companies that wish to be similarly agile and entrepreneurial [may] learn valuable lessons from its example. Under the new compact, both employer and employee seek to add value to each other"--
Haatchi & Little B : the inspiring true story of one boy and his dog Holden, Wendy, 1961- author.
"#1 International Bestseller When Owen met Haatchi, the lives of one adorable little boy and one great, big dog were destined to change forever. Owen--known to his family as "little buddy" or "Little B"--has a rare genetic disorder that leaves him largely confined to a wheelchair. Before being united with Haatchi, Little B was anxious and found it difficult to make friends. Haatchi--an adorable Anatolian Shepherd puppy--was abused and left for dead on railroad tracks. He was struck by an oncoming train, and although his life was saved, his leg and tail were partially severed. Haatchi was left massively disabled and totally dispirited. But kind-hearted Will and Colleen Howkins, Little B's father and step-mother, decided to introduce the big dog and the little boy to each other, and an unbelievable bond was formed that transformed both boy and dog in miraculous ways. Haatchi &Little B is the true story of an astonishing little boy, a very special dog, and the inspiring, inseparable pair that they make together. "--
Don't put that in there! : and 69 other sex myths debunked Carroll, Aaron E.
"People have more access to medical information than ever before with an abundance of printed and online resources, and yet we still believe "facts" about our bodies and sexuality that are just plain wrong. Don't Put That in There! takes on these myths and misconceptions, and exposes the truth behind some of those weird and worrisome things we think about our bodies. Entries dispel the following myths and more: *The average penis size is seven inches *Blondes have more fun *It's not good sex if you leave your socks on *Squeezing breasts is all fun and games *You should not put blank in blank *You shouldn't have sex before the big game *Watching porn is a guy thing *Anal sex will give you cancer *Two condoms are better protection than one *Pubic hair doesn't turn gray *Sex will give you a heart attack *Only men have wet dreams *You can't break your penis *You can run out of sperm With the perfect blend of authoritative research and a breezy, accessible tone, Don't Put That in There! is full of enlightening, practical, and quirky facts that will debunk some of the most perennial misconceptions we believe about sex and sexuality"--
Tudors versus Stewarts : the fatal inheritance of Mary, Queen of Scots Porter, Linda, 1947-
Evaluates the rivalry between the fertile Stewarts and barren Tudors as critical to the sixteenth-century British Isles, tracing three generations of feuding that led to the violent competition for the throne between Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots.
The greatest comeback : how Richard Nixon rose from defeat to create the new majority Buchanan, Patrick J. (Patrick Joseph), 1938-
The former Nixon advisor and best-selling author of Churchill, Hitler, and "The Unnecessary War" traces the unanticipated political rise of the 37th President just six years after his gubernatorial loss, sharing insights into how he resurrected his career and reunited a divided Republican Party.
Learning responsive web design : a beginner's guide Peterson, Clarissa.
"Deliver an optimal user experience to all devices-including tablets, smartphones, feature phones, laptops, and large screens-by learning the basics of responsive web design. In this hands-on guide, UX designer Clarissa Peterson explains how responsive web design works, and takes you through a responsive workflow from project kickoff to site launch. Ideal for anyone involved in the process of creating websites-not just developers-this book teaches you fundamental strategies and techniques for using HTML and CSS to design websites that not only adapt to any screen size, but also use progressive enhancement to provide a better user experience based on device capabilities such as touchscreens and retina displays"--P.  of cover.
The library beyond the book Schnapp, Jeffrey T. (Jeffrey Thompson), 1954- author.
The beginner's guide to making and using dried foods : preserve fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and meat with a dehydrator, a kitchen oven, or the sun Marrone, Teresa.
Covers the basic techniques, all the way through storing and rehydrating your dried foods. From apples to watermelon, asparagus to zucchini, basil to beef, you'll find solid instructions that will ensure great results every time. Marrone also includes recipes for using your dried foods in a wide range of delicious dishes, from pies and cookies to stews and casseroles as well as instructions for drying fresh pasta and making vegetable snack chips and baby-food purees.
Lower your blood pressure naturally : drop pounds and slash your blood pressure in 6 weeks without drugs Harrar, Sarí.
"We are in the midst of a blood pressure crisis. Nearly 70 million Americans have been diagnosed with hypertension, and just 56 percent of them have it under control. Hypertension is responsible for 69 percent of first heart attacks and 77 percent of first strokes. But there is good news: High blood pressure is very responsive to lifestyle changes. And the more changes you make, the greater your results.Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally provides readers with a comprehensive lifestyle plan. Readers will follow the Power Mineral Diet, which centers on 13 delicious, powerful, blood pressure-lowering foods, along with an easy, doable exercise program that combines the proven effectiveness of cardio, strength training, and yoga on blood pressure. Not only do these methods help lower blood pressure on their own, they promote fast, sustainable weight loss, which has an independent blood pressure-lowering effect. With daily meal plans, flavorful, versatile spice blends, and 50 recipes, plus Power Mineral smoothies and desserts, the plan proves that a heart-healthy diet need not be bland or boring. Lower Your Blood Pressure Naturally offers one of the easiest and most effective ways to conquer hypertension yet. "--
Cheesemonger's seasons : recipes for enjoying cheese with ripe fruits and vegetables Hastings, Chester., author.
Free+style : maximize sport and life performance with four basic movements Paoli, Carl, author.
Easy everyday slow cooker recipes Pye, Donna-Marie.
Slow cookers have grown up, traveled the world, and come home more sophisticated, capable of a broader variety of fresh flavors, cuisines, shapes and textures.
Lords of the horizons : a history of the Ottoman Empire Goodwin, Jason, 1964-
Detroit disassembled Moore, Andrew, 1957-
Rockhounding Oregon : a guide to the state's best rockhounding sites Johnson, Lars W.
"This book provides detailed directions and GPS coordinates to the best rockhounding sites in Oregon"--
Saving container plants : overwintering techniques for keeping tender plants alive year after year McGowan, Alice.
Stones of contention : a history of Africa's diamonds Cleveland, Todd, author.
Moving into meditation : a 12-week mindfulness program for yoga practitioners Cushman, Anne, author.
"Moving into Meditation is a practical yet fresh guide to integrating mindful yoga and embodied meditation, in a 12-week format. One week at a time, Moving into Meditation lays out a plan for exploring body-based practices to get you more in tune with not only your limbs and core but your mind and heart. Cushman's curriculum integrates asana with mindfulness meditation to help practitioners turn "embodiment" from a concept into a tangible reality. Her delightful mixture of practices, yoga history, and Buddhist philosophy are made relevant to your present-day life. Personal stories from the "trenches" of decades of practice and teaching add color, Cushman's characteristic poetic and funny voice makes all readers feel that much more human. Cushman believes--and experience proves--that by becoming better attuned to and acquainted with the body, the physical forms become a vehicle for becoming more intimate with yourself and your world. From there, we can explore and embody the teachings of the Buddha for a more awakened life. In recent years, "mindfulness" has blasted into mainstream culture much as yoga did two decades ago, making "mindful yoga" an appealing trend. But how does mindful yoga evolve from a buzz-worthy concept to a lived experience? How do yoga asanas and pranayama support and express the practice of meditation? How do you explore the teachings of the Buddha through the vehicle of your own living, breathing, human body? As we quickly learn, the practices are inherently entwined. Experienced yoga and meditation teacher Anne Cushman answers all these questions and more in Moving into Meditation, teaching us to deepen our asana practices with mindfulness meditation and enhance our meditation practice with asana. With compassion, humor, and deep intelligence, Moving into Meditation guides us through integrating mind, body, and spirit practices for a wide-awake life. The book is presented in a systematic, week-by-week format for ease of use and accessibility, and because the author is also developing an online course for which the book will be a central text. The program progresses through the Buddha's four foundations of mindfulness as well as the koshas"--
Surgeon General's warning : how politics crippled the nation's doctor Stobbe, Mike, 1966- author.
Crash course : the life lessons my students taught me Bearden, Kim.
"The ... true story of a teacher's experiences with her students and the life lessons she learned that can help others find joy and success"--
Secret lives of the tsars : three centuries of autocracy, debauchery, betrayal, murder, and madness from Romanov Russia Farquhar, Michael, author.
A chronicle of the passions, intrigues, and scandals of the Romanov dynasty includes accounts of such topics as Peter the Great's torture of his own son and Catherine the Great's many young lovers.
T. rex and the crater of doom Alvarez, Walter, 1940-
Richard III : England's black legend Seward, Desmond, 1935- author.
A biography of the controversial British monarch examines the evidence of his guilt in politically motivated murders and attempts to portray his complex personality.
The race for paradise : an Islamic history of the Crusades Cobb, Paul M., 1967- author.
"In The Race for Paradise, Paul M. Cobb offers an accurate and accessible representation of the Islamic experience of the Crusades during the Middle Ages. Cobb overturns previous claims and presents new arguments, such as the idea that the Frankish invasions of the Near East were something of a side-show to the broader internal conflict between Sunnis and Shi'ites in the region. The Race for Paradise moves along two fronts as Cobb stresses that, for medieval Muslims, the contemporaneous Latin Christian expansion throughout the Mediterranean was seen as closely linked to events in the Levant. As a consequence of this expanded geographical range, the book takes a broader chronological range to encompass the campaigns of Spanish kings north of the Ebro and the Norman conquest of Sicily (beginning in 1060), well before Pope Urban II's famous call to the First Crusade in 1095. Finally, The Race for Paradise brilliantly combats the trend to portray the history of the Crusades, particularly the Islamic experience, in simplistic or binary terms. Muslims did not solely experience the Crusades as fanatical warriors or as helpless victims, Cobb writes, as with any other human experience of similar magnitude, the Crusades were experienced in a great variety of ways, ranging from heroic martyrdom, to collaboration, to utter indifference"--
Android tablets for dummies® Gookin, Dan, author.
Gookin shows you all you need to know about your Android tablet, and how to make it do you bidding. From using the address book and navigation system to making phone calls and video chats, this guide has solutions to common problems, as well as information on protecting your tablet and securing your data.
Drink the harvest : making and preserving juices, wines, meads, teas, and ciders Chase, Nan K., 1954-
Skip the sugary commercial drinks and make fresh, delicious beverages in your own kitchen-- from your own garden, or from farmers' market finds. These recipes and techniques will introduce you to a whole new world of garden goodness.
A wolf called Romeo Jans, Nick, 1955- author.
"No stranger to wildlife, Nick Jans had lived in Alaska for nearly thirty years. But when one evening at twilight a lone black wolf ambled into view not far from his doorstep, Nick would finally come to know this mystical species--up close as never before. [This book tells the] story of a wolf who returned again and again to interact with the people and dogs of Juneau, living on the edges of their community, engaging in an improbable, awe-inspiring interspecies dance and bringing the wild into sharp focus"--
Raising children in the military Lawhorne Scott, Cheryl, 1968-
3,096 days in captivity Kampusch, Natascha, 1988-
"On March 2, 1998, ten-year-old Natascha Kampusch was kidnapped, and found herself locked in a house that would be her home for the next eight years. She was starved, beaten, treated as a slave, and forced to work for her deranged captor. But she never forgot who she was - and she never gave up hope of returning to the world. This is her story."--Provided by publisher.
Streamlined library programming : how to improve services and cut costs Porter-Reynolds, Daisy.
"Is it possible to both cut costs and improve public library programming for all ages? Yes, it is, this book demonstrates how"--
Android programming : the Big Nerd Ranch guide Phillips, Bill (Software engineer)
Plant intelligence and the imaginal realm : beyond the doors of perception into the dreaming of Earth Buhner, Stephen Harrod.
In Plant Intelligence and the Imaginal Realm, Stephen Harrod Buhner reveals that all life forms on Earth possess intelligence, language, a sense of I and not I, and the capacity to dream. He shows that by consciously opening the doors of perception, we can reconnect with the living intelligences in Nature as kindred beings, become again wild scientists, nondomesticated explorers of a Gaian world just as Goethe, Barbara McClintock, James Lovelock, and others have done. For as Einstein commented, "We cannot solve the problems facing us by using the same kind of thinking that created them." Buhner explains how to use analogical thinking and imaginal perception to directly experience the inherent meanings that flow through the world, that are expressed from each living form that surrounds us, and to directly initiate communication in return. He delves deeply into the ecological function of invasive plants, bacterial resistance to antibiotics, psychotropic plants and fungi, and, most importantly, the human species itself. He shows that human beings are not a plague on the planet, they have a specific ecological function as important to Gaia as that of plants and bacteria.
Non-stop : a turbulent history of Northwest Airlines El-Hai, Jack.
Strong curves : a woman's guide to building a better butt and body Contreras, Bret, 1976-
This is not your run-of-the-mill fitness book. Developed by world-renowned gluteal expert Bret Contreras, Strong Curves offers an extensive fitness and nutrition guide for women seeking to improve their physique, function, strength, and mobility. Contreras spent the last eighteen years researching and field-testing the best methods for building better butts and shapelier bodies. In Strong Curves, he offers the programs that have proven effective time and time again with his clients, allowing you to develop lean muscle, rounded glutes, and greater confidence. Each page is packed with information decoding the female anatomy, providing a better understanding as to why most fitness programs fail to help women reach their goals. With a comprehensive nutritional guide and over 200 strength exercises, this book gets women off the treadmill and furnishes their drive to achieve strength, power, and sexy curves from head to toe. Although the glutes are the largest and most powerful muscle group in the human body, they often go dormant due to lifestyle choices, leading to a flat, saggy bum. Strong Curves is the cure.--Publisher's description.
Second nature : a gardener's education Pollan, Michael.
The gift of change : spiritual guidance for living your best life Williamson, Marianne, 1952-
Vitamin K₂ and the calcium paradox : how a little-known vitamin could save your life Rhéaume-Bleue, Kate.
Learn the secret to avoiding osteoporosis and heart disease. Rhéaume-Bleue shows that vitamin D and calcium supplements actually increase the risk of heart attack and stroke, and teaches you about vitamin K2, a little-known supernutrient that humans once thrived on-- and that has been ignored by scientists.
The book of runes : a handbook for the use of an ancient oracle, the Viking runes Blum, Ralph, 1932-
The joy of living and dying in peace Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935-
"Straightforward lessons and traditional Buddhist teachings on embracing our gift of human potential, on the acceptance of death and impermanence, and on the achievement of joy, peace, and spiritual fulfullment in this lifetime."--Jacket.
The digital invasion : how technology is shaping you and your relationships Hart, Archibald D.
The amoeba in the room : lives of the microbes Money, Nicholas P., author.
"In The Amoeba in the Room, Nicholas Money explores the extraordinary breadth of the microbial world and the vast swathes of biological diversity that can be detected only using molecular methods. Although biologists have achieved a remarkable level of understanding about the way multicellular organisms operate, Money shows that most people continue to ignore the fact that most of life isn't classified as either plant or animal. Significant discoveries about the composition of the biosphere are making it clear that the sciences have failed to comprehend the full spectrum of life on earth, which is far more diverse than previously imagined. Money's engaging work considers this diversity in all its forms, exploring environments from the backyard pond to the ocean floor to the "mobile ecosystem" of our own bodies. A revitalized vision of life emerges from Money's lively narrative of the lowly, one in which we are challenged to reconsider our existence in proper relationship to the single-celled protists, bacteria, and viruses that constitute most of life on earth. Proposing a radical reformulation of biology education and research in the life sciences, The Amoeba in the Room is a compelling romp through the least visible and yet most prodigiously magnificent aspects of life on earth"--
How not to calm a child on a plane : and other lessons in parenting from a highly questionable source Stein, Johanna.
"As Nia Vardalos (My Big Fat Greek Wedding) points out, "These stories will make milk shoot from one of your nostrils and a martini from the other. Johanna Stein brings to mind the unflinching honesty and compassion of Nora Ephron." Looking for the perfect book to help you survive childbirth and parenting with your sanity intact? Look elsewhere. For Johanna Stein, parenting is an extreme sport. Her stories from the trenches may not always be shared experiences-have you ever turned a used airplane barf-bag into a puppet to calm your wailing baby?-but they will always make you laugh. Columnist Lisa Belkin advises: "It is dangerous to read [Johanna] any place where it is inappropriate to laugh uncontrollably. It is also dangerous to read her if your bladder control is not what it once was. But once you soldier through and do read her you have made a friend-one who gets it' and makes it easier to do because she's on your team." So, no, this book won't teach you how to deal with nipple blisters or oedipal complexes. But if you want to learn why you should never attempt to play a practical joke in the delivery room, then you're in the right place "--
Knock 'em dead job interview : how to turn job interviews into job offers Yate, Martin John.
Presents a set of rules and guidelines for effective job interviewing, providing the thought behind three hundred common interview questions and answers and including tips on stressful situations and strange interview venues.
A return to modesty : discovering the lost virtue Shalit, Wendy, 1975- author.
Butter baked goods : nostalgic recipes from a little neighborhood bakery Daykin, Rosie, author.
Recipes from Butter Baked Goods, which began as a tiny bakery in Vancouver in 2007. Every recipe in this book has simple-to-follow instructions that help you create great-tasting, homemade treats that celebrate life's milestones-- or just provide a pick-me-up on a gloomy day.
Transforming preschool storytime : a modern vision and a year of programs Diamant-Cohen, Betsy, author.
Learn to use repetition creatively in preschool storytimes. This book includes sample sessions, book and activity recommendations, resource lists, and much more. It serves as a guide for expanding and transforming your storytimes.
Pitt Cue Co. : the cookbook
"With great recipes for meats, sauces and rubs mixed with ideas for pickles, slaws, puddings and cocktails, plus features on meats, equipment and methods, the Pitt Cue Co. Cookbook is your guide to enjoying the best hot, smoky, sticky, spicy grub all year round. From Pitt Cue's legendary Pickle backs and bourbon cocktails, to their acclaimed Pulled pork shoulder, Burnt ends mash, Smoked ox cheek toasts with pickled walnuts, Lamb rib with molasses mop and onion salad, Chipotle & confit garlic slaw, Crispy pickled shiitake mushrooms, Toffee apple grunt, Sticky bourbon & cola pudding and so much more, it's all irresistibly delicious food to savour and share."--Publisher description.
Confessions of the world's best father Engledow, Dave, photographer, author.
"A hilarious pictorial parody of a clueless father and his adorable daughter. In an attempt to create an image that his new daughter would one day appreciate, Dave Engledow took a photo in which he's cradling eight-week-old Alice Bee like a football and doctored it to look like he's squirting breast milk into a "World's Best Father" mug. Friends and family clamored for more. After Dave's humorous attempts to capture the sleep-deprived obliviousness of being a first-time dad went viral, he and Alice Bee found themselves bona fide Internet and television celebrities. Merging a Norman Rockwell aesthetic with a darkly comic sensibility, Dave pairs each side-splittingly funny image with a log entry describing the awkward situation that the World's Best Father has found himself in. Readers of Sh*t My Dad Says and Awkward Family Photos will devour the artful and hilarious Confessions of the World's Best Father"--
Country music's greatest eats
This is your exclusive backstage pass to supper with some of today's top country music stars, from Atkins to Zac Brown Band. Try Wynonna's favorite casserole, or learn about Jana Kramer's grandmother's beef burritos. Each recipe is accompanied by memories and anecdotes, as well as tips on cooking techniques.
Mr. Dickey's barbecue cookbook : recipes from a true Texas pit master Dickey, Roland.
Say it with data : a concise guide to making your case and getting results Dando, Priscille.
Being a frontline advocate requires vision, a deep understanding of the workings of the library, and a plan of relationship building and communication. Any advocacy effort will be unsuccessful without data and statistics. Data that speaks to your point is difficult to refute, and being prepared with easily accessible data lends greater authority to you and your message.
Life on the rocks : a portrait of the American mountain goat Smith, Bruce L., 1948- author.
The Brewers Association's guide to starting your own brewery Cantwell, Dick.
Hiking Montana : a guide to the state's greatest hikes Schneider, Bill, author.
Hiking the Columbia River Gorge : a guide to the area's greatest hiking adventures Schneider, Russ, 1972- author.
Best bike rides. Seattle : great recreational rides in the metro area Bisbee, Gene.
"Best Bike Rides Seattle describes 41 of the greatest recreational rides in Seattle. Road rides, rail trails, bike paths, and single-track mountain bike rides all get included. Most rides are in the 5 to 30 mile range, allowing for great afternoon outings and family adventures"--
Haunted Chicago : famous phantoms, sinister sites, and lingering legends Ogden, Tom.
"Among this country's many treasures is the city of Chicago, an area filled with creativity and culture. Haunted Chicago, a collection of stories of ghosts, mysteries, and paranormal happenings in Chi-Town, will leave readers delightfully frightened"--
Fun loving you : enjoying your marriage in the midst of the grind Cunningham, Ted, author.
Inside the grass hut : living Shitou's classic Zen poem Connelly, Ben, author.
Diary of the dark years, 1940-1944 : collaboration, resistance, and daily life in occupied Paris Guéhenno, Jean, 1890-1978.
"Jean Guéhenno's [diary] ... is the most oft-quoted piece of testimony on life in occupied France. A sharply observed record of day-to-day life under Nazi rule in Paris and a bitter commentary on literary life in those years, it has also been called 'a remarkable essay on courage and cowardice' ... Here, David Ball provides not only the first English translation of this important historical document, but also the first ever annotated, corrected edition"--
Hiking waterfalls in Oregon : a guide to the state's best waterfall hikes Sawyer, Adam, 1974-
"This beautiful, full-color guidebook features 64 of the best waterfall hikes in the Beaver State"--
Our Declaration : a reading of the Declaration of Independence in defense of equality Allen, Danielle S., 1971- author.
Allen makes the case that we cannot have freedom as individuals without equality among us as a people. Evoking the colonial world between 1774 and 1777, Allen describes the challenges faced by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Roger Sherman, and Robert Livingston--the "Committee of Five" who had to write a document that reflected the aspirations of a restive population and forge an unprecedented social contract. Although the focus is usually on Jefferson, Allen restores credit not only to John Adams and Richard Henry Lee but also to clerk Timothy Matlack and printer Mary Katherine Goddard. Allen also restores the text of the Declaration itself. Its list of self-evident truths does not end with our individual right to the "pursuit of happiness" but with the collective right of the people to reform government so that it will "effect their Safety and Happiness." The sentence laying out the self-evident truths leads us from the individual to the community--from our individual rights to what we can achieve only together, as a community constituted by bonds of equality.
Operation Shakespeare : the true story of an elite international sting Shiffman, John, author.
"A Pulitzer Prize finalist presents the rare and intimate narrative of a daring national security sting designed to protect US soldiers, sailors, and pilots from the greatest danger they face on the battlefield--an enemy equipped with American-made weapons and technology. In Operation Shakespeare, investigative journalist John Shiffman traces an audacious and high-risk undercover operation--from Philadelphia to Shiraz to London to Beverly Hills to Tbilisi and Dubai. The sting is launched by an elite undercover Homeland Security unit created to stop the Iranians, Russians, Chinese, Pakistanis, and North Koreans from acquiring sophisticated American-made electronics capable of guiding missiles, jamming radar, and triggering countless weapons--from wireless IEDs to nuclear bombs. The US agents must outwit not only enemy brokers, but American manufacturers and global bankers too willing to put profit over national security. The three-year sting in Operation Shakespeare climaxes when the US agents lure the Iranian broker to a former Soviet republic with the promise of American-made radar, fighter-jet and missile components, then secretly drag him back to the United States, where he is held in secret for two years. The laptop the Iranian carries into the sting provides the CIA with a treasure trove, a virtual roadmap to Tehran's clandestine effort to obtain US military technology. Tenacious, richly detailed, broad in scope, and emotionally powerful--and boasting unprecedented access to the government agents fighting this shadow war, as well as the captured Iranian arms broker--Operation Shakespeare is a fast-paced and masterful account of the covert effort to preserve American military supremacy, and to protect US troops"--
Jeep : the history of America's greatest vehicle Foster, Patrick R.
"The definitive, fully illustrated celebration of an auto manufacturer that paved its own way by going off-road. Few American vehicles, or vehicles made anywhere else in the world for that matter, are as universally iconic as the Jeep. From olive drab WWII military relics to the beloved Wrangler with its rear-mounted spare tire, open-air design, and telltale roll cage, the Jeep is a true classic. In Jeep: The History of America's Greatest Vehicle, automotive writer Patrick R. Foster chronicles over 70 years of Jeep vehicle design and production. Beginning with the Jeep as a crucial component of the American World War II fleet, Foster expertly recounts the corporate shifts, financial struggles and successes, close calls, and--above all--the enduring machines that have carried Jeep from the early 1940s to its triumphant role as a modern-day embodiment of American perseverance. Three hundred color and black-and-white historical photos complement his expertly written narrative of Jeep's entire history, reminding us that sometimes, the road less traveled was just waiting for the right truck"--
Getting life : an innocent man's 25-year journey from prison to peace : a memoir Morton, Michael, 1954-
"On August 13, 1986 ... Michael Morton went to work at his usual time. By the end of the day, his wife Christine had been savagely bludgeoned to death in the couple's bed--and the Williamson County Sheriff's office in Texas wasted no time in pinning her murder on [him] ... Michael was swiftly sentenced to life in prison for a crime he had not committed ... It would take twenty-five years--and thousands of hours of effort on the part of Michael's lawyers, including the team at the New York-based Innocence Project--before DNA evidence was brought to light that would ultimately set Michael free"--
Anatomy of a business plan : the step-by-step guide to building your business and securing your company's future Pinson, Linda, author.
This new edition of Anatomy of a business plan has been revised to reflect the latest online and printed financial and marketing resources and current business plan practices.
Better from scratch : [delicious D.I.Y foods you can make at home] Manning, Ivy.
Human devolution : a Vedic alternative to Darwin's theory Cremo, Michael A., 1948-
A geography of time : the temporal misadventures of a social psychologist, or how every culture keeps time just a little bit differently Levine, Robert, 1945-
In this engaging and spirited book, eminent social psychologist Robert Levine asks us to explore a dimension of our experience that we take for granted - our perception of time. When we travel to a different country, or even a different city in the United States, we assume that a certain amount of cultural adjustment will be required, whether it's getting used to new food or negotiating a foreign language, adapting to a different standard of living or another currency. In fact, what contributes most to our sense of disorientation is having to adapt to another culture's sense of time.
Leadership jazz : the essential elements of a great leader De Pree, Max.
The two-income trap : why middle-class parents are going broke Warren, Elizabeth.
Describes the economic and social impact of the two-income family, explaining why sending mothers to work has made families more vulnerable economically, pointing to the intense bidding war for housing and schooling in America's suburbs, and presenting an innovative series of solutions.
Cut adrift : families in insecure times Cooper, Marianne, 1973-
"Cut Adrift makes an important and original contribution to the national conversation about inequality and risk in American society. Set against the backdrop of rising economic insecurity and rolled up safety nets, Marianne Cooper explores what keeps Americans up at night. Through poignant case studies, she reveals what families are concerned about, how they manage their anxiety, whose job it is to worry, and how social class shapes all of these dynamics, including what is even worth worrying about in the first place. This powerful study is packed with intriguing discoveries ranging from the surprising anxieties of the rich, to the critical role of women in keeping struggling families afloat. Through tales of stalwart stoicism, heart-wrenching worry, marital angst, and religious conviction, Cut Adrift deepens our understanding about how families are coping in a go-it-alone age - and how the different strategies affluent, middle-class, and poor families rely upon not only reflect inequality, but also fuel it"--
William Shakespeare's the Jedi doth return : Star wars part the sixth Doescher, Ian, author.
Han Solo entombed in carbonite, the princess taken captive, the Rebel Alliance besieged, and Jabba the Hutt engorged. Now Luke Skywalker and his Rebel band must seek fresh allies in their quest to thwart construction of a new Imperial Death Star.
A brief history of World War I
Even 100 years on from the First World War it haunts us still. No other conflict has revealed so dramatically the senselessness of war, and none has shaped the modern world to the same extent, from its impact on the Russian Revolution and the rise of Hitler to the final break-up of the British Empire and the supremacy of America. These compelling eyewitness accounts - over 180 of them - of the War to End All Wars cover every facet of the war, from the Flanders trenches to the staffrooms of the Imperial German Army, from T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia') in the desert to German fighter ace the Red Baron in the air, and from English Land Girls to German U-boat crews in the North Atlantic.
Skinny juices : 101 juice recipes for detox and weight loss Omar, Danielle, author.
A guide to making juices at home explains the philosophy of juicing and detoxification, while also providing recipes for fruit and vegetable juices that promote weight loss.
Its day being gone McLarney, Rose, 1982-
"Selected as a winner of the National Poetry Series by Robert Wrigley Rose McLarney has won acclaim for image-rich poems that explore her native southern Appalachia and those who love and live and lose on it. Her second collection broadens these investigations in poems that examine the shape-shifting quality of memory, as seen in folktales that have traveled across oceans and through centuries, and in how we form recollections of our own lives. An opening sequence presents contemporary ghost stories: men who gather at dawn in the gas station parking lots of small towns, the mountain lion that paces the edge of a receding tree line. A middle section draws connections between Appalachia and Latin America, places that share qualities of biological and cultural richness-places that are threatened by modernization. A final sequence retells the stories of earlier poems, posing questions about how we construct our landscapes and frame our views"--
Heaven and earth : making the psychic connection Van Praagh, James.
Elegance in an age of crisis : fashions of the 1930s
"Despite the dire financial environment of the 1930s, this decade gave rise to great technical and aesthetic innovations in fashion. This handsomely illustrated book is the first to analyze important developments in both men's and women's fashions of that time. Select experts contribute texts that delve into the economic, political, and cultural influences that shaped these emergent styles. They also explore how industrial capabilities, such as the production of new textiles, allowed couturiers to drape fabric in ways not previously possible, and how revolutionary dressmaking and tailoring techniques gave form to truly modern clothing. Advancements in menswear tailoring in London and Naples paralleled breakthroughs in couture draping in Paris, New York, and even Shanghai. Hollywood also played a role in defining and popularizing this glamorous style. The international trend toward softer, minimally ornamented, and elegantly proportioned clothing differed markedly from the more restrictive attire of the preceding Edwardian era. By contrast, the fashions of the 1930s were made for movement, highlighting the natural and classically idealized body. The revival of classicism and other artistic influences were crucial to the creation of this clean, minimal, and modern new look. "--
The flower farmer : an organic grower's guide to raising and selling cut flowers Byczynski, Lynn, 1954-
"Acre-for-acre, flowers are the most profitable--as well as the most beautiful--crop on the farm. In The Flower Farmer expert flower grower Lynn Byczynski provides a complete introduction to raising a cornucopia of cut flowers for home use and for sale to retail customers, florists, and other markets. The book offers detailed, manageable plans for flower growing on a scale ranging from a backyard border to a half-acre commercial garden. It will appeal to a broad spectrum of readers, including: The best varieties of cut flowers--an A-Z list of more than one hundred recommended annuals and perennials, spotlighting the cultivars that are grown by professional flower farmers , How to cut, store, and preserve flowers for long-lasting beauty , How to dry flowers for crafting or for a dried-flower business , Flower-arranging basics from a designer's perspective , Extending the season with woody shrubs and trees , Marketing options for commercial growers, including sales at farmer's markets, supermarkets, florists, and wholesalers. Sprinkled throughout are profiles of successful flower farmers--from Vermont to California, Texas to Wisconsin--each of them providing a unique perspective proving that growing flowers can be as profitable as it is satisfying"--Publisher description.
Dessert of the day Laidlaw, Kim, author.
The Azerbaijani kitchen : a cookbook Ämiraslanov, Tahir İdris oğlu, author.
Kiln-formed glass : beyond the basics Griffith, Brenda, 1961-
Foam crafts on the go : totally tote-able bags, purses, wallets, and accessories for kids Mason, Lorine, author.
When the United States spoke French : five refugees who shaped a nation Furstenberg, François, author.
"In 1789, as the French Revolution shook Europe to the core, the new United States was struggling for survival in the face of financial insolvency and bitter political and regional divisions. When the United States Spoke French explores the republic's formative years from the viewpoint of a distinguished circle of five Frenchmen taking refuge in America. When the French Revolution broke out, these men had been among its leaders. They were liberal aristocrats and ardent Anglophiles, convinced of the superiority of the British system of monarchy and constitution. They also idealized the new American republic, which seemed to them an embodiment of the Enlightenment ideals they celebrated. But soon the Revolutionary movement got ahead of them, and they found themselves chased across the Atlantic. François Furstenberg follows these five men -- Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Périgord, Napoleon's future foreign minister, theorist/reformer Rochefoucauld, the duc de Liancourt, Louis-Marie Vicomte de Noailles, Moreau de Saint-Méry, and Constantin-François Chasseboeuf, Comte Volney -- as they left their homes and families in France, crossed the Atlantic, and landed in Philadelphia -- then America's capital, its principal port, and by far its most cosmopolitan city and the home of the wealthiest merchants and financiers. The book vividly reconstructs their American adventures, following along as they integrated themselves into the city and its elite social networks, began speculating on backcountry lands, and eventually became enmeshed in Franco-American diplomacy. Through their stories, we see some of the most famous events of early American history in a new light, from the diplomatic struggles of the 1790s to the Haitian Revolution to the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. By the end of this period, the United States was on its way to becoming a major global power. Through this small circle of men, we find new ways to understand the connections between U.S. and world history, and gain fresh insight into American history's most critical era. Beautifully written and brilliantly argued, When the United States Spoke French offers a fresh perspective on the tumultuous years of the young nation, when the first great republican experiments were put to the test"--
Crafty dolls Bull, Jane, 1957-
New American knits : classic sportswear patterns Christoffers, Amy.
Never be closing : how to sell better without screwing your clients, your colleagues, or yourself Hurson, Tim.
A new way of thinking about selling that benefits both the seller and the client, Never Be Closing expands on the principles of Tim Hurson's first book, Think Better, to teach salespeople how to improve their results using a simple, repeatable framework.
The road to enlightenment : finding the way through yoga teachings and meditation Aikawa, Keiko, 1945-
Thyroid healthy : lose weight, look beautiful and live the life you imagine Cohen, Suzy, R. Ph.
Includes best lab tests, how to interpret them and where to buy them, foods that heal thyroid and food that can harm it, medications that work best, help in deciding which nutrients and supplements may work best to balance and maintain a healthy thyroid function.
The state we're in : Washington : your guide to state, tribal & local government
How to draw and paint fantasy combat Stawicki, Matt, artist.
Meister Eckhart : a mystic-warrior for our times Fox, Matthew, 1940-
"A priest, scholar, and popularizer of Western mysticism explores Meister Eckhart's wide influence and radical teachings--his ecumenical thinking, advocacy for social, economic, and gender justice, teachings about ecology, and championing of artistic creativity. Includes metaphorical meetings between Eckhart and the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton, and others"--
Marriage rebranded : modern misconceptions & the unnatural art of loving another person Ward, Tyler.
"Though statistics say marriage is a risky bet, many people still want to give it a try. While other books may dwell on the downsides of marriage, Marriage Rebranded will help you see the flipside of those ideas: Happily Ever After" Isn't the Point, Marriage Isn't About "Getting, "Love Isn't Something We "Fall Into," and more. It's time to rebrand marriage, to take something great that suffers from bad branding and give it the brand it actually deserves. If we let it, marriage can change the world"--
Women of the word : how to study the Bible with both our hearts and our minds Wilkin, Jen, 1969-
The ultimate guide to sea glass : finding, collecting, identifying, and using the ocean's most beautiful stones Beuke, Mary Beth.
"As the owner of one of the world's most elaborate sea glass collections, Mary Beth Beuke gets to talk about these prized ocean gems on a daily basis. Unfortunately, with each passing day, sea glass becomes more and more difficult to find, making the hunt more of a challenge to the seeker-especially one with limited experience in sea glass hunting. There are several reasons why the hunt is so important to the sea glass seeker. Some find their Zen moments in the solitude and beauty of the hunt. Some collect to add color to their life. The history, mystery, and discovery of sea glass are also strong forces that draw collectors to shorelines around the world, looking for these pieces of physically and chemically weathered frosted glass. Whatever your reason for wanting to learn about and start your own collection of sea glass, the window for doing so is closing as pieces are becoming more elusive due to a growth in sea glass popularity and a decrease in recent glass bottle production. In The Ultimate Guide to Sea Glass, Beuke provides information that will help first-time seekers start new collections and veteran hunters learn more about their current sets. Beuke shares her experiences in gathering her own collection via photographs of vibrant and rare pieces, as well. "--
Ceramic sculpture : making faces : a guide to modeling the head & face with Clay Irvine, Alexander (Alexander C.)
Jennifer, Gwyneth & me : the pursuit of happiness, one celebrity at a time Bertsche, Rachel.
"For fans of The Happiness Project and The Year of Living Biblically comes a pointed look at our fascination with celebrities, as one woman strives to remake herself in the image of her favorite stars. What woman hasn't seen pictures of Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow, or Beyonce and wished she had their clothes, their abs, their seemingly flawless lives? For Rachel Bertsche, these celebrities are the epitome of perfection--self-assured and effortlessly cool. Yet lately, between juggling her career, her marriage, and her dream of becoming a mother, Bertsche feels anything but put together. In Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me, Bertsche embarks on a quest to emulate her Hollywood role models--while sticking to a budget--to see if they really hold the keys to happiness. While trying to unlock the stars' secrets, from Sarah Jessica Parker's wardrobe to Julia Roberts's sense of calm to--maybe one day--Jessica Alba's chic pregnancy, Bertsche learns valuable lessons. A toned body doesn't come easy or cheap, avoiding social media can do wonders for your peace of mind, and confidence is the key to pulling off any outfit. But can she immerse herself in the A-list lifestyle and still stay true to herself? And will her pursuit of perfection really lead to happiness? Praise for Rachel Bertsche's MWF Seeking BFF "Written with verve, insight, and humor. Bertsche writes cleverly, but not glibly, about the challenges young women face today."--Chicago Tribune "[A] charming, funny chronicle."--People"--
McGraw-Hill's national electrical code 2014 handbook Hartwell, Frederic P., author.
"Completely revised and expanded to reflect changes in the 2014 NEC, McGraw-Hill's National Electrical Code® 2014 Handbook, 28th Edition presents the trusted advice and analysis you need to accurately interpret 2014 NEC rules. In-depth coverage of the background and rationale for specific Code rules enhances your understanding of the meaning and application of those rules. This practical resource also points out important matters of discussion with inspectors. Designed as a must-have companion to the 2014 NEC book published by the National Fire Protection Association, this comprehensive volume features more than 1,000 detailed diagrams and photos. The authoritative information and insight contained in this on-the-job reference will help your work pass inspection the first time. This book doesn't duplicate the text of the NEC. Instead, it is entirely comprised of explanatory text, specifically addressing every single code article, providing the most analytical content available. Because this book is published completely independently from NFPA, it is free to--and frequently does--offer detailed analysis of technically questionable and editorially convoluted provisions in the NEC, along with strategies for discussing those issues in advance with owners and inspectors before financial commitments are made."--
Defending your castle : build catapults, crossbows, moats, bulletproof shields, and more defensive devices to fend off the invading hordes Gurstelle, William.
A man's home is his castle, or so the saying goes, but could it withstand an attack by Attila and the Huns, Ragnar and the Vikings, Alexander and the Greeks, Genghis Khan and the Mongols, or Tamerlane and the Tartars? Backyard Ballistics author William Gurstelle poses this fascinating question to modern-day garage warriors and shows them how to build an arsenal of ancient artillery and fortifications aimed at withstanding these invading hordes. Each chapter introduces a new bad actor in the history of warfare, details his conquests, and features weapons and fortifications to defend against him and his minions. Clear step-by-step instructions, diagrams, and photographs show how to build a dozen projects, including "Da Vinci's Catapult," "Carpini's Crossbow," a "Crusader-Proof Moat," "Alexander's Tortoise," and the "Cheval-de-frise." With a strong emphasis on safety, the book also gives tips on troubleshooting, explains the physics behind many of the projects, and shows where to buy the materials. By the time they've reached the last page, at-home defenders everywhere will have succeeded in creating a fully fortified home.
Plant this instead! : better plant choices : prettier, hardier, blooms longer, new colors, less work, drought-tolerant, native Marden, Troy B.
You'll find information on the latest and greatest plants that can elevate your garden from humdrum to exceptional.
30-minute sewing : what can you sew in half an hour or less? Love, Heather M., author.
Provides instructions for sewing projects that can be completed in half an hour or less, including throw pillows, a weekend bag, hair bands, and fashion accessories.
The eye of the I : [from which nothing is hidden] Hawkins, David R., 1927-
The angel in my pocket : a story of love, loss, and life after death Forbes, Sukey.
"When Sukey Forbes lost her six-year-old daughter Charlotte to a rare genetic disorder, her life felt as if it were shattered forever. Descended from two distinguished New England families, Forbes was raised in a rarefied--if eccentric--life of privilege. Yet Forbes's family history is also rich with spiritual seekers, including her great-great-great-grandfather Ralph Waldo Emerson. On the family's private island enclave off Cape Cod, apparitions have always been as common as the servants who once walked the back halls. But the afterlife took on new meaning once Forbes dipped into the world of clairvoyants to reconnect with Charlotte"--Amazon.com.
The secret of letting go Finley, Guy, 1949-
The chemistry of alchemy : from dragon's blood to donkey dung, how chemistry was forged Cobb, Cathy, author.
As the authors show, the writings of medieval alchemists may seem like the ravings of brain-addled fools, but there is more to the story than that. Recent scholarship has shown that some seemingly nonsensical mysticism is, in fact, decipherable code, and Western European alchemists functioned from a firmer theoretical foundation than previously thought. They had a guiding principle, based on experience: separate and purify materials by fire and reconstitute them into products, including, of course, gold and the universal elixir, the Philosophers' stone. Their efforts were not in vain: by trial, by error, by design, and by persistence, the alchemists discovered acids, alkalis, alcohols, salts, and exquisite, powerful, and vibrant reactions--which can be reproduced using common products, minerals, and metals.
Local : the new face of food and farming in America Gayeton, Douglas.
Educates, engages, and asks people to pay closer attention to how they eat, what they buy, and their responsibly for creating a healthier, safer food system in America.
Six spices : a simple concept of Indian cooking Saluja, Neeta.
"Six Spices demystifies the exotic and complex flavors of Indian cuisine by focusing not only on its essential ingredients-hot chili powder, fragrant coriander, sweet cumin, roasted nutty mustard seeds, bold asafetida, and hearty turmeric-but also on the methods used in incorporating them into delicious recipes"--
After the tornado : poems Hueter, Diane, author.
The Lincoln hypothesis : a modern-day abolitionist investigates the possible connection between Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, and Abraham Lincoln Ballard, Timothy, author.
Wordpress SEO success : Search Engine Optimization for Your Wordpress Website or Blog Aull, Jake.
WordPress gives you amazingly powerful SEO tools: this hands-on guide will help you make the most of them! Written specifically for WordPress users, this guide covers all you need: built-in WordPress capabilities, third-party plugins, well-integrated web resources, and more. Whether you manage a large-scale site or a personal blog, Jacob Aull will help you integrate SEO into all you do, from strategy through optimization of existing content. New to SEO? Already do it for a living? Either way, WordPress SEO Success will help you drive the traffic you want--and the value you need!
Social media design for dummies Warner, Janine, 1967- author.
Take your social media site to the next level with a top-notch design! By using custom templates, you can create profiles for Facebook and YouTube, design a Twitter background or create a Google+ design, and even bring all your social media together on RebelMouse!
Love. period. : when all else fails Rasmus, Rudy, author.
Love. period. is hustler-turn-pastor Rudy Rasmus's call for us to live the most daring way we can. To refuse to follow the hate and apathy of our world. To speak the words that Jesus intended: "I choose to love. Period." Love--it's precisely what God calls us to do.
The clean in 14 detox : the 2-week plan to melt fat, kick cravings, and increase your natural energy Costello, Melissa, author.
Staying alive : how to act fast and survive deadly encounters
ABC crochet : an alphabet collection of amigurumi animals Hoshi, Mitsuki, author.
"Perfect for crafters at all levels, this delightful, authentically Japanese volume features irresistibly cute amigurumi characters for each letter of the alphabet and the basic techniques you need to know to crochet them."--
Learn to program with Minecraft plugins : create flying creepers and flaming cows in Java Hunt, Andrew, 1964-
This emigrating company : the 1844 Oregon Trail journal of Jacob Hammer Hammer, Jacob, 1816-1891.
Coconut lover's cookbook Fife, Bruce, 1952-
Provides vegetarian and nonvegetarian recipes containing some form of coconut for the coconut lover as well those interested in health foods.
Wings of morning : the story of the last American bomber shot down over Germany in World War II Childers, Thomas, 1946-
Attempts to find out what happened to the ten men who were lost on April 25, 1945 during one of the last missions over Europe.
Earth-honoring faith : religious ethics in a new key Rasmussen, Larry L.
Whidbey Island : reflections on people and the land Guss, Elizabeth.
Where the buck stops : the personal and private writings of Harry S. Truman Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972.
Offers the late president's candid reflections on his office and leadership, his predecessors, politics and government in America, and his ever-controversial decision to drop the atomic bomb on Japan.
Conversations with Nostradamus : his prophecies explained Nostradamus, 1503-1566 (Spirit)
The fear : Robert Mugabe and the martyrdom of Zimbabwe Godwin, Peter, 1957-
The coconut ketogenic diet Fife, Bruce, 1952- author.
Picker's bible : how to pick antiques like the pros Willard, Joe, author.
Whether readers are dumpster divers, estate sale addicts or modern archaeologists, this easy-to-use and informative guide to picking is guaranteed to improve their antiquing skills. The Picker's Bible provides great tips on where and how to find antiques for the best price. A fun and quick read, the book explains the ins and outs of negotiating price, things to avoid, secrets to success, and how to do it all better than the other guy.
Paradise in plain sight : lessons from a Zen garden Miller, Karen Maezen, author.
"Reflections on finding peace, beauty, and fulfillment in everyday life, illustrated by the author's experiences with tending her new home's venerable but neglected Japanese garden"--
Growing up Boeing : the early jet age through the eyes of a test pilot's daughter Wallick, Rebecca, author.
Part memoir, part biography, Growing Up Boeing tells the story of the pioneers of the Golden Age of commercial jet transports from an insider's perspective. Take a nostalgic flight back in time to the dawn of the jet age--1950s through 1980s--when the best experimental test pilots flew by the seat of their pants, putting new commercial jets through tests that stressed and pushed the edge of performance envelopes, discovering their limits and tolerances. Fly along on demonstration and proving flights as the test pilots help Boeing sell the airplanes to airlines around the world, meeting a few celebrities along the way. See how they lived their lives in the air and on the ground--their adventurous spirits, need for speed, leisure activities and families. Secrets big and small are revealed, as are hair-raising moments when the hazards, the incidents, near accidents, and tragic events inherent in exploring the limits of aeronautical technology and new airplane designs are described. This artfully narrated account breathes life into the extremely personal and human experiences that have, in some magical way, been shared at some level by so many, and provides more than a hint of what has made this aircraft manufacturer legendary.
Lean customer development : building products your customers will buy Alvarez, Cindy.
Learn how your prospective customers behave, the problems they need to solve, and what frustrates and delights them. These insights may shake your assumptions, but they'll help you reach the "ah-ha!" moments that inspire truly great products. Lean how to: validate or invalidate your hypothesis by talking to the right people, learn how to conduct successful customer interviews play-by-play, detect a customer's behaviors, pain points, and constraints, turn interview insights into Minimum Viable Products to validate what customers will use and buy, and adapt customer development strategies.
Who's your caddy? : looping for the great, near great, and reprobates of golf Reilly, Rick.
Killer Joe Letts, Tracy, 1965- author.
"A definitively dysfunctional family gives in to its basest instincts and is forced to face hidden truths in this twisted modern-day fairy tale by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of August: Osage County. Performed in fifteen countries and twelve languages since its 1998 stage debut, Killer Joe is "a terrifically tasty potboiler. It has the enjoyable hairpin turns of the standard mystery thriller, but it's the skewed shifting relationships that keep you hooked" (The New York Times). Now a critically acclaimed film adapted by the playwright and starring Matthew McConaughey. Tracy Letts is the author of the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play August: Osage County (soon to be a feature film starring Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts). His other plays include Bug, Superior Donuts, and Man from Nebraska, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is an ensemble member of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago as playwright and actor."--
The microbiome diet : the scientifically proven way to restore your gut health and achieve permanent weight loss Kellman, Raphael, 1960-
"What is the microbiome? These trillions of tiny microbes living within our intestines help us extract the nutrients from our food in addition to exerting enormous influence over our metabolism, hormones, cravings, and even our genes. Cutting-edge science has shown that the microbiome is the secret to healthy, dramatic weight loss, as well as to significant improvements in overall health, mood, energy, and mental function. Specialist in integrative medicine and intestinal health Dr. Raphael Kellman has developed the first stand-alone diet that draws on these biological breakthroughs, translating the new science of the microbiome into a concrete program for fast, healthy, and permanent weight loss. With an easy three-phase plan and delicious recipes, The Microbiome Diet will help you heal your intestines and reboot your metabolism, enabling remarkable weight loss. "--
Blood sport : Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the quest to end baseball's steroid era Elfrink, Tim, author.
Describes how stolen ledgers revealed how the Florida clinic Biogenesis of America provided performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players, and discusses the resulting scandal and season-long suspension for Alex Rodriguez.
A Fuller view of China : Chinese art in the Seattle Art Museum Seattle Art Museum, issuing body.
"Founded in 1933, the Seattle Art Museum is home to a premier collection of Chinese art. This book is the first to chronicle and analyze the growth of the collection, which was largely assembled during the first half of the twentieth century. Reviewing more than one hundred boxes of museum archives, annual reports, correspondences, and available records of all transactions, Josh Yiu provides a nuanced account of Seattle's Chinese art collection, and reconsiders the 'golden age' of collecting Chinese art in the early twentieth century. Yiu demonstrates the challenges for Westerners to acquire authentic objects of historical significance when Chinese art study in the West was in its nascent stage. He argues that a first-rate collection is a condition that needs to be maintained through relentless quest for superior objects. As a case in point, Seattle's collection of more than 2,500 objects was not merely accumulated over time, but distilled through decades of nimble acquisitions and deaccessions.The main figure behind this story is the founding director Dr. Richard Fuller (1897-1976), who started collecting as early as the 1910s. In contrast to conventional hagiographical accounts of museum patrons, Yiu shows how Fuller's interest shifted from tourist souvenirs to high-quality objects that represent China's artistic legacy, and how he refined the collection over time. Gradually Fuller became a great collector through diligent study and earnest consultation with experts, such as Sherman Lee. The book thus serves as a vivid reminder that good collection requires much more than resources and 'good taste.'"--
The ice creamery cookbook Kaldunski, Shelly.
"The Ice Creamery Cookbook features more than 40 tempting recipes for a wide range of frozen desserts from the traditional to the unexpected. With tips for using either homemade or store-bought ingredients to personalize your desserts, delicious sauces, cones, and toppings, creative serving options, and inspired mix-and-match suggestions, the possibilities are endless."-- From amazon.com.
Choosing raw : making raw foods part of the way you eat Hamshaw, Gena, author.
"After her health journey led her to a plant-based diet, Gena Hamshaw started a blog for readers of all dietary stripes looking for a common- sense approach to healthy eating and fuss-free recipes. Choosing Raw, the book, does in an in depth manner what the blog has done for hundreds of thousands of readers: addresses the questions and concerns for any newcomer to veganism, makes a plant-based diet with many raw options feel easy instead of intimidating, provides a starter kit of delicious recipes, and offers a mainstream, scientifically sound perspective on healthy living. With more than 100 recipes, sumptuous food photos, and innovative and wholesome meal plans sorted in levels from newcomer to plantbased pro, Hamshaw offers a simple path to health and wellness. With a foreword by Kris Carr,New York Times-bestselling author of Crazy Sexy Diet, Choosing Raw is a primer in veganism, a cookbook, the story of one woman's journey to health, and a love letter to the lifestyle that transformed her relationship with food. "--
Evernote for dummies Sarna, David E. Y.
A complete guide to using Evernote to organize your life and your work! Sarna shows you how to use Evernote to store, organize and access practically anything, anywhere, using a computer, smartphone, table, and the web.
Virtual unreality : just because the Internet told you, how do you know it's true? Seife, Charles, author.
Seife takes "us deep into the Internet information jungle and [cuts] a path through the trickery, fakery, and cyber skullduggery that the online world enables. Taking on everything from breaking news coverage and online dating to program trading and that eccentric and unreliable source that is Wikipedia, Seife arms his readers with actual tools--or weapons--for discerning truth from fiction online"--
935 lies : the future of truth and the decline of America's moral integrity Lewis, Charles, 1953-
Lewis describes the ways in which he sees that "truth can be manipulated and distorted by governments, corporations, even [lone] individuals. He [posits that] truth is often distorted or diminished by delay: truth in time can save terrible erroneous choices. In part a history of communication in America, a cri de couer for the principles and practice of objective reporting, and a journey into several notably labyrinths of deception, [this book is a] search for honesty in an age of casual, sometimes malevolent distortion of the facts"--
The new Arabs : how the millennial generation is changing the Middle East Cole, Juan Ricardo, author.
"The ... blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today's Arab youth--who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics"--
Amigurumi at home : crochet playful pillows, rugs, baskets, and more Rímoli, Ana Paula, 1976-
"With her zany design sense, best-selling author Ana Paula Rímoli presents 16 practical, irresistible projects for the home. Create cushions, pillows, baskets, rugs, and more"--
The complete plays Orton, Joe.
Killers in the family : inside a real family of criminals bound by blood Snow, Robert L.
Follows detective Roy West as he reopens the investigation into the brutal murder of thirteen-year-old Dawn Marie Stuard, who was known to be visiting the Reese family at the time--a family with a history of criminal behavior.
I've still got it ... I just can't remember where I put it : awkwardly true tales from the far side of forty McCarthy, Jenna.
"Tackling everything from cosmetic surgery and financial panic to skinny jeans and the meaning of life, [McCarthy's book] is a middle-age manifesto filled with ... misadventures, humiliating confessions, and occasional (hot) flashes of genius"--Page 4 of cover.
Countdown to preparedness : the prepper's 52-week course to total disaster readiness Cobb, Jim.
A beginner's guide to disaster preparedness outlines how to create a self-sustainable home that can provide for needs in the face of anything, covering such topics as supply stockpiling, food foraging, and defense weaponry.
Bad English : a history of linguistic aggravation Shea, Ammon, author.
"The author of Reading the OED presents an eye-opening look at language "mistakes" and how they came to be accepted as correct-or not. English is a glorious mess of a language, cobbled together from a wide variety of sources and syntaxes, and changing over time with popular usage. Many of the words and usages we embrace as standard and correct today were at first considered slang, impolite, or just plain wrong. Whether you consider yourself a stickler, a nitpicker, or a rule-breaker in the know, Bad English is sure to enlighten, enrage, and perhaps even inspire. Filled with historic and contemporary examples, the book chronicles the long and entertaining history of language mistakes, and features some of our most common words and phrases, including: Decimate Hopefully Enormity That/which Enervate/energize Bemuse/amuse Literally/figuratively Ain't Irregardless Socialist OMG Stupider Lively, surprising, funny, and delightfully readable, this is a book that will settle arguments among word lovers-and it's sure to start a few, too"--
3D modeling and printing with Tinkercad : create and print your own 3D models Kelly, James F. (James Floyd), author.
I like you just the way I am : stories about me and some other people Mollen, Jenny, 1979-
Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer living in Los Angeles. She is also a wife, married to a famous guy (which is annoying only because he gets free [stuff] and she doesn't). She doesn't want much from life. Just to be loved by everybody: her parents, her dogs, her ex-boyfriends, her ex-boyfriends, dogs, her husband, her husband's ex-girlfriends, her husband's ex-girlfriend's new boyfriends, etc. Some people might call that impulse crazy, but isn't 'crazy' really just a word boring people use to describe fun people? (And Jenny is really, really fun).
Let's make cute stuff by Aranzi Aronzo! : baby stuff Aranzi Aronzo Inc.
Projects include: Finger puppets, pants rabbit and pants bear, little spittle bib, silhouette appliques, handbook covers, my favorite bear, towels, lil' friends, Ms. milk bottle holders, bedtime duvet, Mary Lambs merry mobile, easy embroidery, bandana bib, handy pouches, tongue's height measure, cute names, cake boy.
Basic math & pre-algebra workbook for dummies Zegarelli, Mark, author.
Bärle's story : one polar bear's amazing recovery from life as a circus act Poulsen, Else M. B., author.
EFT for back pain Church, Dawson, 1956-
Why use EFT for back pain? Back pain afflicts over 80% of adults at some point in their lives, and is the second most common reason for doctor visits. Back pain costs the world economy over two hundred billion dollars per year. For more than a decade, back pain sufferers have been reporting quick shifts after using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques).
Knock 'em dead social networking : for job search and professional success Yate, Martin John.
Shows you how to use his proven social networking strategies to build your brand and market your skills across an ever-growing network.
Brain rules : 12 principles for surviving and thriving at work, home, and school Medina, John, 1956- author.
In Brain Rules, Dr. John Medina, a molecular biologist, shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a brain rule--what scientists know for sure about how our brains work--and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives. You'll learn why Michael Jordan was no good at baseball. You'll peer over a surgeon's shoulder as he proves that most of us have a Jennifer Aniston neuron. You'll meet a boy who has an amazing memory for music but can't tie his own shoes. You will discover how: every brain is wired differently, exercise improves cognition, we are designed to never stop learning and exploring, memories are volatile, sleep is powerfully linked with the ability to learn, vision trumps all of the other senses, and stress changes the way we learn.
Disobeying Hitler : German resistance after Valkyrie Hansen, Randall, author.
Rogue elephant : harnessing the power of India's unruly democracy Denyer, Simon.
Five years ago, India was an emerging world power being courted by the world's most powerful political and business leaders, an upbeat story of unparalleled economic growth. Since then, it has failed to account for the human capital at the heart of its effort to modernize: more than one billion people clamoring for what has become known as the "Indian Dream"--an education, a career, and an opportunity to pull one's family out of poverty and into prosperity. Today, India is suffering an immense crisis of confidence--crippling political corruption, politicians mired in the status quo, economic inequality, brutal violence against women, and rampant social injustice. Simon Denyer, former Indian bureau chief for the Washington Post , perceptively captures India at this crucial tilting point in its history--from the Nehru-Gandhi family dynasty that has ruled the country for most of its post-independence years, to flawed heroes such as news anchor Arnab Goswami and anticorruption crusader Arvind Kejwiral, to, most compelling, ordinary people fighting daily against corruption and the system. They, Denyer convincingly shows, are harnessing the force of the world's largest democracy to positive effect, demanding transparency and accountability as never before. The battle between the deep-rooted system of graft and patronage and the forces demanding change will have huge global significance, and Denyer's insight makes Rogue Elephant a vital contribution to the international conversation about India's present and future.
American catch : the fight for our local seafood Greenberg, Paul, 1967-
Author Paul Greenberg uncovers the tragic unraveling of the nation's seafood supply--telling the surprising story of why Americans stopped eating from their own waters. In 2005, the United States imported nearly twice as much seafood as twenty years earlier. Bizarrely, during that same period, our seafood exports quadrupled. Greenberg examines New York oysters, Gulf shrimp, and Alaskan salmon to reveal how this came to be. Following the trail of environmental desecration, Greenberg comes to view the New York City oyster as a reminder of what is lost when local waters are not valued as a food source. A different kind of catastrophe threatens the Gulf of Mexico: Asian-farmed shrimp have flooded the American market. Finally, a proposed mining project could undermine the spawning grounds of the biggest wild sockeye salmon run left in the world. In his search to discover why this precious resource isn't better protected, Greenberg finds the great majority of Alaskan salmon is exported. Sockeye salmon is one of the most nutritionally dense animal proteins on the planet, yet Americans are shipping it abroad. But despite the challenges, hope abounds: many are working to break the current destructive patterns of consumption and return American catch to American tables.--From publisher description.
The complete book of Corvette : every generation since 1953 Mueller, Mike, 1959-
"The ultimate book for Corvette lovers and fans of America's premier high-performance vehicle. Since the release of the first Corvette in 1953, Chevrolet's flagship sports car has become a timeless part of American culture and a household name across the globe. No matter the model or year, one can instantly pick out a 'Vette--from the four chrome-ringed headlamps of the late-1950s models to the sharp edges of the 1960s Sting Ray, the signature curved wheel-well moldings on 1970s bodies, and up to the aggressive aerodynamics of the Corvette C6. But while all are undeniably beautiful machines, none approach the astonishing technology packed into Chevrolet's latest: the seventh-generation 2014 Corvette Stingray, which marks the historic resurgence of the Stingray badge for the first time since the mid-1970s. In The Complete Book of Corvette, American automotive expert Mike Mueller details all of the generations, offering the definitive, all-encompassing volume showcasing over 60 years of Corvette history. Created in cooperation with General Motors and illustrated with 500 color and black-and-white photos from GM's exclusive Design and Media Archives, the book highlights the development, tech specs, and visual prowess of the entire Corvette line. From that first 1953 'Vette to the brand-new 2014 Corvette Stingray--the triumphant culmination of Chevrolet's longstanding sports car expertise--The Complete Book of Corvette pays tribute to one of America's proudest sports car traditions and the innovative company behind it"--
Finding style : how to use today's versatile jewelry-making components Miech, Irina, author.
Meat and potatoes : simple recipes that sizzle and sear Fama, Rahm.
Intuition and your sun sign : practical methods to unlock your potential Ashman, Bernie.
New England's best trips : 32 amazing road trips
Presents itineraries for thirty-two road trips throughout New England, including a wine trail in Connecticut, a cider sampler in Vermont, the Acadia byway, and an Ivy League tour.
Yoga for dummies Payne, Larry, author.
Learn the safe and easy way to benefit from the practice of yoga. Payne ande Feuerstein help you design and follow your own personal program in order to achieve your fittest, healthiest, happiest self.
Never say never : tips, tricks, and erotic inspiration for lovers
"Monogamy does NOT have to equal monotony and eroticist author Alison Tyler has made it her life's mission to make sure it never is with Never Say Never! Half of a very happily married duo, Tyler's advice is that couples can build a trust level that makes experimentation truly possible and posits that uninhibited, really exciting, and highly imaginative sex happens best with lovers who just happen to be couples, too. This follow up to Tyler's bestselling Never Have the Same Sex Twice blends her wisdom, expert advice, and favorite erotic scenarios illustrating myriad sexual techniques and fantasies designed to liven up the bedroom. "--
Grandmother's secrets : the ancient rituals and healing power of belly dancing Al-Rawi, Rosina-Fawzia B.
Why government fails so often : and how it can do better Schuck, Peter H.
"From healthcare to workplace conduct, the federal government is taking on ever more responsibility for managing our lives. At the same time, Americans have never been more disaffected with Washington, seeing it as an intrusive, incompetent, wasteful giant. The most alarming consequence of ineffective policies, in addition to unrealized social goals, is the growing threat to the government's democratic legitimacy. Understanding why government fails so often--and how it might become more effective--is an urgent responsibility of citizenship. In this book, lawyer and political scientist Peter Schuck provides a wide range of examples and an enormous body of evidence to explain why so many domestic policies go awry--and how to right the foundering ship of state.Schuck argues that Washington's failures are due not to episodic problems or partisan bickering, but rather to deep structural flaws that undermine every administration, Democratic and Republican. These recurrent weaknesses include unrealistic goals, perverse incentives, poor and distorted information, systemic irrationality, rigidity and lack of credibility, a mediocre bureaucracy, powerful and inescapable markets, and the inherent limits of law. To counteract each of these problems, Schuck proposes numerous achievable reforms, from avoiding moral hazard in student loan, mortgage, and other subsidy programs, to empowering consumers of public services, simplifying programs and testing them for cost-effectiveness, and increasing the use of "big data." The book also examines successful policies--including the G.I. Bill, the Voting Rights Act, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and airline deregulation--to highlight the factors that made them work.An urgent call for reform, Why Government Fails So Often is essential reading for anyone curious about why government is in such disrepute and how it can do better"--
Set-apart motherhood : reflecting joy and beauty in family life Ludy, Leslie.
Give me a fast ship : the Continental Navy and America's Revolution at sea McGrath, Tim, 1951-
America in 1775 was on the verge of revolution-- or, more likely, disastrous defeat. After the bloodshed at Lexington and Concord, England's King George sent hundreds of ships westward to bottle up American harbors and prey on American shipping. Colonists had no force to defend their coastline and waterways until John Adams of Massachusetts proposed a bold solution: The Continental Congress should raise a navy.
The skeleton crew : how amateur sleuths are solving America's coldest cases Halber, Deborah.
In America today, upwards of forty thousand people are dead and unaccounted for. These murder, suicide, and accident victims, separated from their names, are being adopted by the bizarre online world of amateur sleuths. It's DIY CSI. The web sleuths pore over facial reconstructions (a sort of Facebook for the dead) and other online clues as they vie to solve cold cases and tally up personal scorecards of dead bodies. The Skeleton Crew delves into the macabre underside of the Internet, the fleeting nature of identity, and how even the most ordinary citizen with a laptop and a knack for puzzles can reinvent herself as a web sleuth.
The complete illustrated encyclopedia of dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures : the ultimate illustrated reference guide to more than 1000 dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, with 2000 specially commissioned watercolours, maps and photographs Dixon, Dougal.
Let me be clear : Barack Obama's war on millennials, and one woman's case for hope Kieffer, Katie.
"A SEARING INDICTMENT OF THE MASTER OF CHARM, BARACK OBAMA, FOR HIS HISTORIC WAR ON AMERICAN YOUTH "Let me be clear." It was his come-hither call, his winsome whistle, his lingual lure. Barack Obama employed this phrase to sell his lies as maxims and his ineptitude as expertise. Obama seduced a generation of 95 million young Americans he used for his own political gain. Katie Kieffer is a gutsy commentator who gives it back to Barack. She turns his words against him. She grabs the high bar of transparency that Obama set for himself and snaps it with her wit. In Let Me Be Clear, Kieffer gives us an unflinching yet entertaining account of this administration's exploitation of Millennials.
C. S. Lewis & Mere Christianity : the crisis that created a classic McCusker, Paul, 1958-
Tells the story of the dramatic events and personal sacrifice that went into the creation of Mere Christianity.
Best hikes near Vancouver Ernst, Chloë.
"Featuring the 40 best hikes in the Vancouver area, this exciting new guidebook points locals and visitors alike to trailheads within an hour's drive of the city"--
Only in Spain : a foot-stomping, firecracker of a memoir about food, Flamenco, and falling in love Bennett, Nellie.
A sparky, witty and thoroughly enjoyable memoir of a girl who fell in love with flamenco dance and with Spain.
The Valentino affair : the Jazz Age murder scandal that shocked New York society and gripped the world Evans, Colin, 1948-
War of the whales : a true story Horwitz, Joshua, author.
"The tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the U.S. Navy's best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound--and drives whales onto beaches. As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program, marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass stranding of whales near his research station in the Bahamas. Investigating this calamity, Balcomb is forced to choose between his conscience and an oath of secrecy he swore to the Navy in his youth"--Amazon.com.
Gentlemen bootleggers : the true story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a small town in cahoots Bauer, Bryce T.
"During Prohibition, while Al Capone was rising to worldwide prominence as Public Enemy Number One, the townspeople of rural Templeton, Iowa--population just 428--were busy with a bootlegging empire of their own. Led by Joe Irlbeck, the whip-smart and gregarious son of a Bavarian immigrant, the outfit of farmers, small merchants, and even the church Monsignor worked together to create a whiskey so excellent it was ordered by name: Templeton Rye. Gentlemen Bootleggers tells a never-before-told tale of ingenuity, bootstrapping, and perseverance in one small town, showcasing a group of immigrants who embraced the American ideals of self-reliance, dynamism, and democratic justice. It relies on previously classified Prohibition Bureau investigation files, federal court case files, extensive newspaper archive research, and a recently disclosed interview with kingpin Joe Irlbeck. Unlike other Prohibition-era tales of big-city gangsters, it provides an important reminder that bootlegging wasn't only about glory and riches, but could be in the service of a higher goal: producing the best whiskey money could buy"--
How to start a home-based wedding planning business Moran, Jill S.
Creative writing Clabough, Casey, 1974-
Provides an introduction to creative writing, and includes information on crafting meaningful plot, strategies for starting a writer's group, advice on applying for grants, guidance on writing a screenplay, and includes literary examples to help find a niche, and quizzes to challenge creative thinking.
The wholehearted wife : 10 keys to a more loving relationship Smalley, Erin.
Stock market cash flow : four pillars of investing for thriving in today's markets Tanner, Andy.
Learn the many challenges facing stock market investors, how to use the stock market to achieve financial and investing goals, and create an individual action plan that supports the goals of the individual investor.
The art & making of Hercules Sunshine, Linda, writer.
With more than 200 photos and drawings, the official full-color illustrated companion book to Hercules, the live-action adventure tentpole film from MGM/Paramount starring Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson, directed by Brett Ratner, based on the bestselling graphic novel... An epic film of gigantic scope and complexity, the film Hercules was shot live entirely on location in Budapest with locations, sets, kingdoms, battles, weapons, warriors, and horses replicating the world centuries ago. This spectacular book fully details the challenging behind-the-scenes creative accomplishment, with details on the sets, costumes, battle sequences, with storyboards, concept art, commentaries from the cast and crew, and extracts from graphic novel and comic book script.
The history of the Hudson River Valley : from wilderness to the Civil War Benjamin, Vernon, author.
Jerusalem unbound : geography, history, and the future of the holy city Dumper, Michael, author.
Recycled chic McKittrick, Amanda.
Take a creative plunge and explore the possibilities to refashion your wardrobe with these unique, yet simple, projects.
Earringology : how to make dangles, drops, chandeliers & more Cooper, Candie, 1979- author.
Odes Horace, author.
Zoom : how everything moves : from atoms and galaxies to blizzards and bees Berman, Bob, author.
Madness and memory : the discovery of prions--a new biological principle of disease Prusiner, Stanley B., 1942- author.
Salad samurai : 100 cutting-edge, ultra-hearty, easy-to-make salads you don't have to be vegan to love Romero, Terry Hope, author.
Award-winning chef and Veganomicon coauthor Terry Hope Romero knows her veggies. In Salad Samurai, she's back to teach you the way of the veggie warrior, rescuing salads from their bland, boring reputation and "side" status with more than 100 vibrant, filling entrees. This is your guide to real salad bushido: a hearty base, a zesty dressing, and loads of seriously tasty toppings. Based on whole food ingredients and seasonal produce, these versatile meatless, dairy-free dishes are organized by season for a full year of memorable meals (yes, salad can rock even the coldest days of winter).
The friendships of women : the beauty and power of God's plan for us Brestin, Dee, 1944-
The art of cycling : staying safe on urban streets Hurst, Robert (Robert J.)
"The Art of Cycling dismantles the bicycling experience and slides it under the microscope, piece by piece. Its primary concern is safety, but this book goes well beyond the usual tips and how-to, diving in to the realms of history, psychology, sociology, and economics"--
Best dog hikes Northern California Mullally, Linda B.
Reveals the 51 best hiking trails in northern California that are dog friendly. Throughout are full-color maps and photos, helpful tips and sidebars, and tailored hike specs for leash requirements. Also included is information about dog packing and preparation before you hit the trail. The area covers northern California to the Oregon border, with the southernmost part including Big Sur and east across to Bishop, CA. --Publisher's description.
Big dish : recipes to dazzle and amaze from America's most spectacular restaurant Weiss, Barton G., author.
Hiking Idaho : a guide to the state's greatest hiking adventures Maughan, Ralph, 1945-
Chevrolet Malibu automotive repair manual Maddox, Robert (Robert Phillip)
Nissan Frontier & Xterra automotive repair manual Storer, Jay.
Haynes manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, yet are complete enough to be used by professional mechanics. Since 1960 Haynes has produced manuals written from hands-on experience based on a vehicle teardown with hundreds of photos and illustrations, making Haynes the world leader in automotive repair information.
Evaluating the impact of your library Markless, Sharon.
"Assessing impact is increasingly critical to the survival of service: managers now require comprehensive information about effectiveness, especially in relation to users. Outlining a rigorously tested approach to library evaluation and offering practical tools and highly relevant examples, this book enables library and information service managers to get to grips with the slippery concept of service impact and to address your own impact questions in your planning."
How's your drink? : cocktails, culture, and the art of drinking well Felten, Eric, 1964-
The yoga of food : wellness from the inside out : healing the relationship with food & your body Grabau, Melissa.
For the millions of people who struggle with food and body issues, yoga and its practice of mindfulness can offer a surprisingly effective path to well-being. For Melissa Grabau, a psychotherapist who has battled her own eating disorders since she was a child, yoga contains the key ingredients to transforming our connection to food and to our bodies. The Yoga of Food invites you to explore contemplation prompts and meditations that will help you create a deeper appreciation of the body's health and vitality. Sharing lessons and stories she's cultivated from years of clinical practice, Melissa provides a roadmap toward a healthier approach to nutrition and the human spirit.
The Baroness and the Mercedes : and 49 other entertaining true tales from the world of rare and exotic car collecting Wyss, Wallace A., 1944- author.
Game design workshop : a playcentric approach to creating innovative games Fullerton, Tracy, author.
"Since the publication of the second edition, many changes have occurred in the games industry, from an increase in multitouch screen platforms to a rise in smaller teams and development companies and more independent designers. This third edition expands discussions of new platforms and genres of play as well as processes, such as agile development (SCRUM). This edition emphasizes how to work with analytics to improve game play experience and the commercial viability of games. It also includes interviews with a number of independent designers"--
Viking knits and ancient ornaments : interlace patterns from around the world in modern knitwear Lavold, Elsebeth.
Barbecue : 50 easy recipes
Gather your outdoor cooking utensils and your appetite, because this next installment in Academia Barilla's beloved "food shape" series offers up 50 delectable Italian recipes that you can barbecue and grill right in your backyard or kitchen. Created for Italian food lovers, Barbecue packs in first and second courses, sides, and desserts. All fabulous dishes are super-easy to prepare, and each represents the distinct flavors and fresh ingredients of the many regions of Italy. Plus, there are stories and interesting facts about the ingredients that can later be retold to impress friends and family.
Day hiking : the San Juans and Gulf Islands : Saanich Peninsula, Anacortes, Victoria Romano, Craig, author.
As a hiking destination, the San Juan Islands of Washington and their sister islands to the north offer scores of parks and preserves, hundreds of miles of trails catering to hikers of all levels, and year-round accessibility. Day Hiking: The San Juans and Gulf Islands is divided into roughly four sections: Anacortes, for many the gateway to the region, the San Juan Islands themselves, including some key islands not served by Washington State Ferries, Victoria, Canada, providing easy access to the Gulf Islands, as well as other unique destinations, and the magical southern Gulf Islands. Author Craig Romano explores state parks, county parks, and provincial parks as well as some municipal and regional parks. He also features the recent expansion of San Juan Island National Historic Park on San Juan Island and the recently created Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, spanning several of the southern Gulf Islands, both of which are not yet familiar to many hikers. While the star attractions are the ferry-accessed islands, Romano also features several of the larger islands that don't have ferry service (e.g., Stuart Island) making this guide of interest to paddlers and boaters who are looking for hikes too!
The wave : inspiration for navigating life's changes & challenges Seymour, Jane, 1951- author.
Blood of brothers : life and war in Nicaragua Kinzer, Stephen.
Blood of Brothers is a dramatic story of the centuries-old power struggle that burst into the headlines in 1979 with the overthrow of the Somoza dictatorship. It is a vibrant portrait of the Nicaraguan people and their volcanic land, a cultural history rich in poetry and bloodshed, baseball and insurrection.
An artist in Venice Van Doren, Adam, 1962-
Embracing the love god wants you to have : a life of peace, joy, and victory Dollar, Taffi L.
In this loving, insightful guide that captures the spirit of T. D. Jakes, Taffi Dollar, renowned pastor of the World Changers Church International, speaker, and author, teaches every woman how to bolster her most pivotal relationship: The one she has with herself. Pastor Taffi Dollar invites us into an intimate conversation as a pastor, wife, mother, sister, and friend, exploring the topic that's closest to the hearts of every woman: relationships. So much of a woman's happiness hinges upon the quality of her bonds with others. But many women struggle in striking that all-important balance between giving and receiving love. In their determination to give to others, women often ignore their own need for self-sustenance. Neglecting their own foundation leaves them ill prepared to be in healthy, loving relationships with spouses, children, families, communities, and even God, Taffi reveals. With wry humor and clear-eyed insights, Taffi introduces women to timeless values and applies them in ways that are real and relevant. She offers words to live and love by, and a path towards healthy relationships that enhance rather than deplete us. Interweaving anecdotes and the personal stories and experiences of people she meets each day, she shows women how to reconnect with themselves and find the fulfillment they seek.
War of attrition : fighting the First World War Philpott, William James.
The Great War of 1914-1918 was the first mass conflict to fully mobilize the resources of industrial powers against one another, resulting in a brutal, bloody, protracted war of attrition between the world's great economies. Now, one hundred years after the first guns of August rang out on the Western front, historian William Philpott reexamines the causes and lingering effects of the first truly modern war. Drawing on the experience of front line soldiers, munitions workers, politicians, and diplomats, War of Attrition explains for the first time why and how this new type of conflict was fought as it was fought, and how the attitudes and actions of political and military leaders, and the willing responses of their peoples, stamped the twentieth century with unprecedented carnage on--and behind--the battlefield. War of Attrition also establishes link between the bloody ground war in Europe and political situation in the wider world, particularly the United States. America did not enter the war until 1917, but, as Philpott demonstrates, the war came to America as early as 1914. By 1916, long before the Woodrow Wilson's impassioned speech to Congress advocating for war, the United States was firmly aligned with the Allies, lending dollars and selling guns and opposing German attempts to spread submarine warfare. War of Attrition skillfully argues that the emergence of the United States on the world stage is directly related to her support for the conflagration that consumed so many European lives and livelihoods. In short, the war that ruined Europe enabled the rise of America.
Trees & shrubs of the Pacific Northwest Turner, Mark, 1954 April 8-
In Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest, Mark Turner and Ellen Kuhlman cover 568 species of woody plants that can be found in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and northern California. The comprehensive field guides features introductory chapters on the native landscape and plant entries that detail the family, scientific and common name, flowering seasons, and size. Each entry includes color photographs of the plant's habitat and distinguishing characteristics and a range map. Trees and Shrubs of the Pacific Northwest is for hikers, nature lovers, plant geeks, and anyone who wants to know more about, and be able to identify, the many plants of the Pacific Northwest.
Liberty's torch : the great adventure to build the Statue of Liberty Mitchell, Elizabeth, 1966-
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable monuments in the world, a powerful symbol of freedom and the American dream. For decades, the myth has persisted that the statue was a grand gift from France, but Mitchell reveals how she was in fact the pet project of one quixotic and visionary French sculptor, Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi. Bartholdi not only forged this 151-foot-tall colossus in a workshop in Paris and transported her across the ocean, but battled to raise money for the statue and make her a reality.
The times of the sixties : the culture, politics, and personalities that shaped the decade
More than 400 articles culled from the archives of The New York Times newspaper.
The living landscape : designing for beauty and biodiversity in the home garden Darke, Rick, author, photographer.
The cat encyclopedia : the definitive visual guide
Presents profiles of more than one hundred and thirty of the world's cat breeds, with information on the characteristics, origins, and behaviors of each type of cat, and includes expert advice on cat care, training, and behavioral problems.
Poking a dead frog : conversations with today's top comedy writers Sacks, Mike, author, interviewer.
The FastBeach diet : the super-fast plan to lose weight and get in shape in just six weeks Spencer, Mimi, 1967-
Engaging today's prodigal : clear thinking, new approaches, and reasons for hope Barnier, Carol, 1960-
How do parents combat the fear, guilt, and shame caused when a son or daughter steps away from the plan God created for them? Barnier takes you through lessons she has learned first-hand. Take specific actions that make a difference, overcome the shame, hurt, and loss and take the first step to closing the gap between you and the prodigal you love.
The 3 a.m. epiphany : uncommon writing exercises that transform your fiction Kiteley, Brian.
Provides over two hundred ideas for writing exercises, with advice for thinking, writing, and revising without having to wait for inspiration, showing the writer how to combine imagination with personal experience and generally overcome writer's block.
Pharmageddon Healy, David, MRC Psych.
David Healy's most comprehensive and forceful argument against the pharmaceuticalization of medicine, tackles problems in health care that are leading to a growing number of deaths and disabilities. Healy, who was the first to draw attention to the now well-publicized suicide-inducing side effects of many anti-depressants, attributes our current state of affairs to three key factors: product rather than process patents on drugs, the classification of certain drugs as prescription-only, and industry-controlled drug trials. These developments have tied the survival of pharmaceutical companies to the development of blockbuster drugs, so that they must overhype benefits and deny real hazards. Healy further explains why these trends have basically ended the possibility of universal health care in the United States and elsewhere around the world. He concludes with suggestions for reform of our currently corrupted evidence-based medical system.
Man's best hero : true stories of great American dogs Collins, Ace.
What makes a hero? Sacrifice. Fearlessness. Risking their lives to save others. The thirteen exceptional dogs in this book will amaze and inspire you. These daring rescues and acts of courage defy logic and illustrate why dogs are still the pet of choice in more than 43 million American homes. A Malamute named Patches who saved a drowning man in freezing water, a mutt named Lulubelle who jumped in front of a truck to push a toddler to the curb, a yellow Labrador Retriever named Roselle who led office workers in one of New York City's Twin Towers down many flights of darkened stairs toward safety on September 11, 2001. All of the dogs in these stories were in some way incredibly special, to their owners and to many others. And each one, in its own special way, was a hero.
Unfriending my ex and other things I'll never do Stolz, Kim.
The reality show contestant, MTV news anchor, and vice president of equity derivatives at Citigroup [documents] "the hilarity of the social media revolution from the inside, [chronicling] a life filtered through our obsessive relationship with technology, [proceeding] through the various ways in which social media and mobile technology have generated empathy deficits and left us all with the attention spans of fruit flies--and the sad fact that in spite all of this, we find it impossible to switch our devices off"--Amazon.com.
When God sees your tears McMenamin, Cindi, 1965-
When sorry isn't enough : making things right with those you love Chapman, Gary D., 1938-
In this book, #1 New York Times bestselling author Gary Chapman and Jennifer Thomas unveil new ways to effectively approach and mend fractured relationships. Even better, you'll discover how meaningful apologies provide the power to make your friendships, family, and marriage stronger than ever before.
The orchestra Holoman, D. Kern, 1947-
In this Very Short Introduction, D. Kern Holoman considers the structure, roots, and day-to-day functioning of the modern philharmonic society. He explores topics ranging from the life of a musician in a modern orchestra, the recent wave of new hall construction from Berlin to Birmingham, threats of bankruptcies and strikes, and the eyebrow-raising salaries of conductors and general managers. At the heart of the book lies a troubling pair of questions: Can such a seemingly anachronistic organization long survive? Does the symphony matter in contemporary culture? Holoman responds to both with a resounding yes. He shows that the orchestra remains a potent political and social force, a cultural diplomat par excellence. It has adapted well to the digital revolution, and it continues to be seen as an essential element of civic pride. In a time of upheaval in how classical music is created, heard, distributed, and evaluated, the orchestra has managed to retain its historic role as a meeting place of intellectual currents, an ongoing forum for public enlightenment.
Conversations with Nostradamus : his prophecies explained Nostradamus, 1503-1566 (Spirit)
The fish in the forest : salmon and the web of life Stokes, M. Dale (Malcolm Dale), 1967- author.
"[An] exploration of the complex web of relationships between the salmon of the Pacific Northwest and the surrounding ecosystem. Dale Stokes shows how nearly all aspects of this fragile ecosystem--from streambeds to treetops, from sea urchins to orcas to bears, from rain forests to kelp forests--are intimately linked with the biology of the Pacific salmon...and demonstrates how the cycling of nutrients between the ocean and the land, mediated by the life and death of the salmon, is not only key to understanding the landscape of the north Pacific coast, but is also a powerful metaphor for all of life on earth"--Page  of jacket.
Rural Studio at twenty : designing and building in Hale County, Alabama Freear, Andrew, 1967- author.
"For two decades the students of Auburn University's Rural Studio have designed and built remarkable houses and community buildings for impoverished residents of Alabama's Hale County, one of the poorest in the nation. Our critically acclaimed bestseller Rural Studio (2002) showed how salvaged lumber, bricks, discarded tires, hay-and-waste cardboard bales, concrete rubble, colored bottles, carpet tiles, and old license plates were transformed into inexpensive buildings that were also models of sustainable architecture. Rural Studio at Twenty chronicles the evolution of the legendary program, founded by (MacArthur Genius Grant and AIA Gold Medal winner) Samuel Mockbee, and showcases an impressive portfolio of projects. Part monograph, part handbook, and part manifesto, Rural Studio at Twenty is a must-read for any architect, community advocate, professor, or student as a model for engaging place through design"--
Paper birds : 25+ projects to copy, cut, and fold Hayakawa, Hiroshi, 1962-
"Origami takes flight with these beautiful bird projects, from a cockatiel, horned owl, and hummingbird to the exotic albatross and extinct dodo. Just photocopy the templates onto cardstock, score, cut, and fold, and, finally, interlock the joints to create a dimensional creature. All the projects are arranged by difficulty and the richly photographed pages show the birds from multiple perspectives, perching, standing, and flying."--
The beader's guide to jewelry design : a beautiful exploration of unity, balance, color & more Deeb, Margie.
Backpacking Idaho : from alpine peaks to desert canyons Lorain, Douglas, 1962-
The killing kind Phelps, M. William. author.
She was seventeen years old, a beautiful girl with a Hollywood smile and luminous brown eyes. Sprawled in a culvert just off the gravel road like an abandoned doll, she wore only toe socks, a sweatshirt, and a necklace. She was not the killer's first victim. Nor would she be the last. The lush, green hills that mark the border of North and South Carolina are home to a close knit community. When the savaged remains of high spirited Heather Catterton and sweet natured Randi Saldana were found and a local man was linked to their murders, residents were forced to face an evil in their midst. The killer was one of their own. Danny Hembree was far from being an upright, law abiding citizen. But he was part of the fabric of the local scene, devoted to his mother and sister. No one saw him as a remorseless killer who preyed on those who trusted him. When questioned by police, Hembree didn't just play cat and mouse and then confess. He bragged. Taunted. Laughed about his merciless deeds.
To the mountain : one Mormon woman's search for spirit Barber, Phyllis, 1943-
The moon before morning Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley), 1927-
West point '41 : the class that went to war and shaped America Kazel-Wilcox, Anne, author.
Missed periods and other grammar scares : how to avoid unplanned and unwanted writing errors Baranick, Jenny.
Provides jargon-free coverage of today's most common and noticeable errors and usages, from the correct placements of apostrophes and proper capitalizations to the difference between an ellipsis and em dash.
Falco : the official companion Davis, Lindsey.
"'As the girl came running up the steps, I decided she was wearing far too many clothes...' So, in 1989, readers were introduced to Marcus Didius Falco, the Roman informer, as he stood on the steps of the Temple of Saturn, looking out across the Forum: the heart of his world. Twenty years and twenty books later, Falco fans want a companion volume" --Dust jacket flap.
Children of the depressed : healing the childhood wounds that come from growing up with a depressed parent Bennett, Shoshana S.
"Have you ever wondered, Why am I so negative? or Why is my life so chaotic? Whether or not your parent was ever formally diagnosed with depression, you've probably always known there was something different about your upbringing. And even though you've grown up and moved on, you may still feel the after-effects of living with your parent's illness. In Children of the Depressed, a depression expert helps adult children understand and overcome common problems that stem from growing up with a depressed parent, such as poor communication skills and negative self-talk. Using skills and practices rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), you will learn to shed the old dynamics and ways of thinking that have been weighing you down and keeping you from enjoying healthy relationships and the life you deserve. Most books on depression only focus on getting help for the depressed person. This book is written for you, the adult child of parents with who have struggled with depression. You need emotional healing after a dysfunctional childhood, and most importantly-you need an opportunity for your voice to be heard. You don't have to become stuck in the past. By identifying and recognizing the feelings you experienced at a young age, you will start laying the groundwork for a happier and healthier life-socially, physically, emotionally, and psychologically"--
Faroe Islands : the Bradt travel guide Proctor, James, author.
The normal heart and The destiny of me : two plays Kramer, Larry.
Idaho, a climbing guide : climbs, scrambles, and hikes Lopez, Tom, 1951-
Bonsai Warren, Peter.
DK brings this ancient practice into the 21st century, explaining how to grow and care for bonsai trees with a clear step-by-step approach. Offering easy-to-follow advice and simple photography, Bonsai demystifies the art of bonsai with sequences covering the traditional styles of Chokkan, Moyogi, Shakan, and Kengai, as well as deadwood bonsai styles such as Ishizuki, Yose Uye, and Sharimiki.
Angie Lewin : plants and places Lewin, Angie.
The artist Angie Lewin has a unique vision of the natural world. This title presents over 70 of Lewin's crafted linocuts and wood engravings. The works are grouped according to habitat together with drawings, paintings, and collages from Lewin's sketchbooks of grasses, seed pods, seaweed, and shells.
The printer's eye : ukiyo-e from the Grabhorn Collection Asian Art Museum--Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture, publisher.
"The Asian Art Museum is pleased to present this catalogue of the Grabhorn Collection of Japanese prints. Edwin Grabhorn was co-publisher with his brother, Robert, of the Grabhorn Press, the preeminent printer of fine books in the San Francisco Bay area during the early- and mid-twentieth century. His interest in Japanese prints dated to the 1920s, and, as a passionate collector, he had assembled one of the most significant private collections outside of Japan by the time of his death in 1968. Although Grabhorn published selected prints in a series of four limited-edition books printed by Grabhorn Press, for many years the prints were largely kept from view by the public or even most scholars in the United States. The 1979 publication of many of the prints in the tenth volume of Ukiyo-e shūka, a deluxe Japanese-language series cataloging major print collections around the world, helped to reawaken interest in the collection, and in 1995 and 1996 a selection of the finest works was finally exhibited in Japan."--From publisher.
The secrets of happiness : how to love life, laugh more, and live longer Blyth, Lois, author.
'The Secrets of Happiness' offers a more joyous approach to living and thinking, a shift in approach that may reframe your view of the world.
The Holocaust : a history of the Jews of Europe during the Second World War Gilbert, Martin, 1936-
Sets the scene with a brief history of anti-Semitism prior to Hitler, and documents the horrors of the Holocaust from 1933 onward, in an incisive, interpretive account of the genocide of World War II.
Another life : a memoir of other people Korda, Michael, 1933-
12 huge mistakes parents can avoid Elmore, Tim.
Precious cargo : how foods from the Americas changed the world DeWitt, Dave, author.
Chronicles the story of how western-hemisphere foods spread throughout the world, tracing the science and rise of everyday crops into commodities while examining the roles of pioneering individuals responsible for western food dominance.
West of the Revolution : an uncommon history of 1776 Saunt, Claudio, author.
Details the other revolutions during 1776, including the reaction of the native residents of San Francisco in the wake of the first European settlement there and the devastation of the Aleutian Islands by the Russians' hunt for sea otters.
Picture perfect social media : a handbook for styling perfect photos for posting, blogging, and sharing Young, Jennifer, author.
The Grand Circle tour : a travel and reference guide to the American Southwest and the ancestral Puebloans Royea, Michael, author.
The Grand Circle Tour is a circuit around a ring of National Parks and Native American sites in the Four Corners Region of the Southwest. It encompasses some of the most significant ancient history in North America: remnants of the Anasazi civilization. From the well-known sites like Zion and Bryce to the little known and well-preserved areas, Royea provides the kind of detailed guidance never before available in guidebook form. The Grand Circle Tour consists of two parts: Part 1 is divided into 14 days and visits 21 different sites, with an additional 20 sites covered that are nearby. The second part of the book has a timeline for the Anasazi. It's a history of Native American occupation of the Southwest from 10,000 BC to the present day. The book can be used as a general travel guide or as the basis for an in-depth, historical tour. It is so filled with historical and cultural detail (complimented by photos, maps, and site plans) that it can even provide a satisfying armchair "tour" of the region.
Colliding worlds : how cutting-edge science is redefining contemporary art Miller, Arthur I., author.
In recent decades, an exciting new art movement has emerged in which artists utilize and illuminate the latest advances in science. Some of their provocative creations--a live rabbit implanted with the fluorescent gene of a jellyfish, a gigantic glass-and-chrome sculpture of the Big Bang (pictured on the cover)--can be seen in traditional art museums and magazines, while others are being made by leading designers at Pixar, Google's Creative Lab, and the MIT Media Lab. In Colliding Worlds, Arthur I. Miller takes readers on a wild journey to explore this new frontier. Miller, the author of several celebrated books on science and creativity, traces the movement from its seeds a century ago--when Einstein's theory of relativity helped shape the thinking of the Cubists--to its flowering today. From NanoArt to Big Data, Miller reveals the extraordinary possibilities when art and science collide.--From publisher description.
Exit Berlin : how one woman saved her family from Nazi Germany Bonelli, Charlotte, 1956-
"This remarkable collection of letters between German Jews trapped in Nazi Germany and their relatives in the United States offers rare insights into the challenges of an average American family responding to desperate requests for refuge and aid"--
Weaving rag rugs Knisely, Tom.
Kinetic architecture : designs for active envelopes Fortmeyer, Russell Martin.
Paleo grilling : a modern caveman's guide to cooking with fire Federico, Tony.
Mastering herringbone stitch : the complete guide
A follow-up to Mastering Peyote Stitch, Mastering Herringbone Stitch provides a solid overview to the second-most popular beadweaving technique--herringbone stitch. Learn the basics of creating flat bands, then advance into circular, tubular, and spiral variations of the stitch.
Hardanger embroidery Marfaing, Frédérique, 1967?- author.
Chevrolet Colorado & GMC Canyon automotive repair manual Storer, Jay.
Toyota Tacoma automotive repair manual Hamilton, Joe L., author.
Haynes manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, yet are complete enough to be used by professional mechanics. Since 1960 Haynes has produced manuals written from hands-on experience based on a vehicle teardown with hundreds of photos and illustrations, making Haynes the world leader in automotive repair information.
Toyota Sienna automotive repair manual Storer, Jay.
Haynes manuals contain easy to follow step-by-step instructions linked to hundreds of photographs and illustrations. Included in every manual: troubleshooting section to help identify specific problems, tips that give valuable short cuts to make the job easier and eliminate the need for special tools, notes, cautions and warnings for the home mechanic, color spark plug diagnosis and an easy to use index. --Publisher's description.
Hyundai Sonata automotive repair manual Imhoff, Tim.
Haynes manuals are written specifically for the do-it-yourselfer, yet are complete enough to be used by professional mechanics. Since 1960 Haynes has produced manuals written from hands-on experience based on a vehicle teardown with hundreds of photos and illustrations, making Haynes the world leader in automotive repair information.
Nissan Maxima automotive repair manual Henderson, Bob.
Lost kingdoms : Hindu-Buddhist sculpture of early Southeast Asia Guy, John, 1949-
"Numerous Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished in Southeast Asia from the 5th to the 9th century, yet until recently few concrete details were known about them. Lost Kingdoms reveals newly discovered architectural and sculptural relics from this region, which provide key insights into the formerly mysterious kingdoms. The first publication to use sculpture as a lens to explore this period of Southeast Asian history, Lost Kingdoms offers a significant contribution and a fresh approach to the study of cultures in Cambodia, Thailand, Burma, and other countries"--Distributor's website.
Manhattan classic : New York's finest prewar apartments Lynch, Geoffrey, 1970- author.
Stir my soul : recipes to nourish and inspire Kelley, Roxie.
E338 : the art of Loïc Zimmermann. Zimmermann, Loïc.
Tricks of the trade : from best intentions to best in show Hastings, Pat.
I triggered her bully : stories from Canaryville and beyond Caponera, Cindy.
Collateral damage : poems Beeman, Linda L.
Farewell to a queen : the mysterious sinking of the pride of BC ferries Douglass, Don, 1932- author.
Shortly after midnight on March 22, 2006, passengers aboard the Canadian ferry Queen of the North were flung from their beds as the vessel crashed into a rocky island. Evcacuated into life rafts, many were rescued by heroic Gitg'at First Nations people in fishing boats. Two passengers where never found. The Queen's navigation officer was convicted of criminal negligence. But for the author, questions still remain. In this book he dares to ask, "What really happened aboard the Queen that fateful night?"
101 champagne cocktails Haasarud, Kim.
Choosing energy therapy : a practical guide to healing options for people and animals Buckner, Wanda, Ed.D.
Blood feud : the Clintons vs. the Obamas Klein, Edward, 1936-
"Delves into [what Klein sees as] the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons ... [positing] just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with details on closed-door meetings buttressed by hundreds of interviews"--Amazon.com.
Indonesia etc. : exploring the improbable nation Pisani, Elizabeth, author.
"An entertaining and thought-provoking portrait of Indonesia: a rich, dynamic, and often maddening nation awash with contradictions. Jakarta tweets more than any other city on earth, but 80 million Indonesians live without electricity and many of its communities still share in ritual sacrifices. Declaring independence in 1945, Indonesia said it would 'work out the details of the transfer of power etc. as soon as possible.' With over 300 ethnic groups spread across 13,500 islands, the world's fourth most populous nation has been working on that 'etc.' ever since. Bewitched by Indonesia for twenty-five years, Elizabeth Pisani recently traveled 26,000 miles around the archipelago in search of the links that bind this impossibly disparate nation. Fearless and funny, Pisani shares her deck space with pigs and cows, bunks down in a sulfurous volcano, and takes tea with a corpse. Along the way, she observes Big Men with child brides, debates corruption and cannibalism, and ponders 'sticky' traditions that cannot be erased"--Provided by publisher.
Coffee obsession Moldvaer, Anette, author.
This is perfect your barista technique with over 100 global coffee recipes from chai latte to ristretto. You can take a journey from bean to cup with Coffee Obsession, which shows you how to make iconic coffees through step-by-step barista training. From the techniques of roasting, grinding, tamping and brewing to how to make a cappuccino, you'll learn everything you need to know to make the perfect coffee and about the beauty of latte art. Over 100 recipes include brews to suit every taste, from contemporary favourites such as the flat white to classic choices such as the ideal Irish coffee recipe. From French presses to cloth brewers you'll explore all the different equipment you need to create fantastically flavoured coffee, along with a guide through the flavour wheel and "cupping" tasting notes. You'll also go on a voyage through the life of a coffee bean and learn the ideal harvest seasons and roasts of each different bean, all combined with mouth-watering flavour profiles. Coffee Obsession is perfect for coffee lovers who want to make the best cup of coffee in the world in their own home.
The Lego® Mindstorms EV3 discovery book : a beginner's guide to building and programming robots Valk, Laurens.
LEGO MINDSTORMS has changed the way we think about robotics by making it possible for anyone to build real, working robots. Begin with the basics as you build and program a simple robot to experiment with motors, sensors, and EV3 programming. Then you'll move on to a series of increasingly sophisticated robots that will show you how to work with advanced programming techniques like data wires, variables, and custom-made programming blocks. You'll also learn essential building techniques like how to use beams, gears, and connector blocks effectively in your own designs.
12 steps to raw foods : how to end your dependency on cooked food Boutenko, Victoria.
"A revised and expanded version of the original, this book illuminates the average person's multi-level attachment to cooked foods, explains how one can successfully transition to a raw food diet, and--relying on new scientific evidence--explains the health benefits of eating raw, living foods"--Provided by publisher.
Thomas Quick : the making of a serial killer Råstam, Hannes, author.
Latin for bird lovers : over 3,000 bird names explored and explained Lederer, Roger J., author.
The art of conversation : change your life with confident communication Apps, Judy, author.
"A small, hardback pocket book to reach for whenever you're stuck for words. Ah, what could be better than good food, good wine and stimulating conversation? The food and wine can be bought... but good conversation is harder to acquire. If you want to be at the top of everyone's dinner party invite list then Judy Apps and The Art of Conversation can help you master the knack of conversing like a poet. By showing you how conversation works, Judy will help you nail the best way to start a conversation, what to say, how to express yourself and be understood and how to debate effectively. With the help of this little book you'll also learn how to glide through networking events, meetings and interviews. You'll be able to raise your profile at work, build alliances, motivate and inspire others. You'll be a hit both at work and home. You'll learn how to: Overcome the most common block to good conversation--fear, find out how to break the silence and keep the conversation going, Understand the different types of conversation and how they work--which topics and language are suitable for the occasion, Learn simple methods for being heard and understood, including speaking clearly and audibly, listening well and using non-verbal communication, Find out how to hold a conversation in tricky situations, including how to disagree, how to speak to those in authority and people you find difficult, Use conversation to form relationships, improve friendships, make the sale, chat people up, to learn, influence and persuade."--
The available parent : expert advice for raising successful and resilient teens and tweens Duffy, John, 1964 August 19-
"We have a tendency today to over-parent, micro-manage, and under-appreciate our adolescents. Dr. John Duffy's The Available Parent is a revolutionary approach to taking care of teens and tweens. Teenagers are often left feeling unheard and misunderstood, and parents are left feeling bewildered by the changes in their child at adolescence and their sudden lack of effectiveness as parents. The parent has become unavailable, the teen responds in kind, and a negative, often destructive cycle of communication begins. The available parent of a teenager is open to discussion, offering advice and solutions, but not insisting on them. He allows his child to make some mistakes, setting limits, primarily where health and safety are concerned. He never lectures -- he is available but not controlling. He is neither cruel nor dismissive, ever. The available parent is fun and funny, and can bring levity to the most stressful situation. All of that is to say, there are no conditions to his availability -- it is absolute"--
Stranger in the forest : on foot across Borneo Hansen, Eric (Eric K.)
Eric Hansen was the first westerner ever to walk across the island of Borneo. Completely cut off from the outside world for seven months, he traveled nearly 1,500 miles with small bands of nomadic hunters known as Penan. Beneath the rain forest canopy, they trekked through a hauntingly beautiful jungle where snakes and frogs fly, pigs climb trees, giant carnivorous plants eat mice, and mushrooms glow at night.
Deeper learning : how eight innovative public schools are transforming education in the twenty-first century Martinez, Monica, author.
The shaman within : a physicist's guide to the deeper dimensions of your life, the universe, and everything Poncelet, Claude.
Lee Kuan Yew : the grand master's insights on China, the United States, and the world Lee, Kuan Yew, 1923-
When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, presidents, prime ministers, diplomats, and CEOs listen. Lee the founding father of modern Singapore and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990 has honed his wisdom during more than fifty years on the world stage.
The Third Reich in power Evans, Richard J.
Before Hitler seized power in 1933 Germany had been famous for its sophistication and complexity. So how was it possible for a group of ideological obsessives to re-mould it into a one-party state directed at war and race hate? How did the Nazis win over the hearts and minds of Germany's citizens, twist science, religion and culture, and transform the country's politics to achieve total dominance so quickly? From the Nuremberg Laws to the Olympic Games, Kristallnacht to the Hitler Youth, this account shows how a whole population became enmeshed in a dictatorship that was consumed by hatred and driven by war.
Original mind : uncovering your natural brilliance Coulter, Dee Joy.
First intelligence : using the science & spirit of intuition Wright, Simone, 1965-
"Explains intuition as an innate and universal biological and neurological function of the human body, and teaches practical techniques for learning to use intuition. Author is a coach and consultant who has presented to law enforcement, athletes, health care providers, business leaders, and entertainers"--
The Beats Fink, Larry, photographer, author.
Among chimpanzees : field notes from the race to save our endangered relatives Merrick, Nancy J., author.
The art of Titanfall McVittie, Andy.
China's second continent : how a million migrants are building a new empire in Africa French, Howard W., author.
French reveals the human face of China's economic, political, and human presence across the African continent-- and in doing so reveals what is at stake for everyone involved. We meet a broad spectrum of China's dogged emigrant population, from those singlehandedly reshaping African infrastructure, commerce, and even environment, to those just barely scraping by, still convinced that Africa affords them better opportunities than their homeland. And we encounter an equally panoramic array of African responses to this new world order.
Emilie Brzezinski : the lure of the forest : sculpture 1978-2013
Teaching with fire : poetry that sustains the courage to teach
Publisher's description: Those of us who care about the young and their education must find ways to remember what teaching and learning are really about. We must find ways to keep our hearts alive as we serve our students. Poetry has the power to keep us vital and focused on what really matters in life and in schooling. Teaching with Fire is a wonderful collection of eighty-eight poems from such well-loved poets as Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Billy Collins, Emily Dickinson, and Pablo Neruda. Each of these evocative poems is accompanied by a brief story from a teacher explaining the significance of the poem in his or her life's work. This beautiful book also includes an essay that describes how poetry can be used to grow both personally and professionally.
Building soils for better crops : sustainable soil management Magdoff, Fred, 1942-
All of the women of the Bible Deen, Edith.
Offers a rich biographical perspective on every female figure in scripture-including the famous, the little-known, and even the unnamed.
1001 video games you must play before you die
Gaming magazine authors from around the globe present a chronological yet qualitative history of the video game, with insight into the development, popularity, and influence of games that can't be missed.
The Zhivago affair : the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book Finn, Peter, 1962-
Drawing on newly declassified files, this is the story of how a book forbidden in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout paid a visit to Russia's greatest living poet, Boris Pasternak. He left carrying the manuscript of Pasternak's first and only novel, entrusted to him with these words: "This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world." Pasternak believed his novel would never be published in the Soviet Union, where the authorities regarded it as irredeemable--but he thought it stood a chance in the West and, indeed, it was widely published in translation. Then the CIA smuggled a Russian-language edition into the Soviet Union. Copies were sold on the black market and passed surreptitiously from friend to friend, and Pasternak found himself in no small trouble. But his funeral in 1960 was attended by thousands of admirers who defied their government in order to bid him farewell. The example he set launched the great tradition of the Soviet writer-dissident.--From publisher description.
Seasons of a woman's life Evans, Lois, 1949-
Miracle work : a down-to-earth guide to supernatural ministries Seng, Jordan, 1967-
Man on the run : Paul McCartney in the 1970s Doyle, Tom, 1967-
An illuminating look at the most tumultuous decade in the life of a rock icon--the only McCartney biography in decades based on firsthand interviews with the ex-Beatle himself. As the 1970s began, the Beatles ended, leaving Paul McCartney with only his wife Linda by his side. Holed up at his farmhouse in Scotland, he sank into a deep depression. To outsiders, he seemed like a man adrift--intimidated by his own fame, paralyzed by the choices that lay before him, cut loose from his musical moorings. But what appeared to be the sad finale of a glorious career was just the start of a remarkable second act. The product of a long series of one-on-one interviews with Scottish rock journalist Tom Doyle, this book chronicles McCartney's decade-long effort to escape the shadow of his past. From the bitter breakup of the Beatles to the wake-up call of John Lennon's murder, this is a revealing look at a sometimes frightening, often exhilarating period in the life of the world's most famous rock star.--From publisher description.
Vibrant food : celebrating the ingredients, recipes, and colors of each season Hasselbrink, Kimberley.
"Photographer and food blogger Kimberley Hasselbrink looks at ingredients differently, regarding them in terms of what colors inspire her ... Thinking about produce in terms of color has reinvigorated [her] relationship with food, and in this collection of recipes, she employs color, flavor, and texture to build ... dishes, from curried okra in summer to jeweled citrus bars in winter to pasta with nettle pesto and blistered snap peas in spring"--
Cabinets of wonder Davenne, Christine.
Letters of note : an eclectic collection of correspondence deserving of a wider audience
"This collection of 125 letters offers a never-before-seen glimpse of the events and people of history--the brightest and the best, the most notorious, and the endearingly everyday. Letters are not ordered chronologically or thematically, but are artfully arranged for a discovery-rich reading experience. Each entry includes a transcript of the letter, a short contextual introduction, and, in 100 cases, a facsimile of the letter itself"--
Lucky dog : how being a veterinarian saved my life Boston, Sarah, 1973-, author.
The mindfulness survival kit : five essential practices Nhất Hạnh, Thích.
Cowboys and indies : the epic history of the record industry Murphy, Gareth.
Supercommunicator : explaining the complicated so anyone can understand Pietrucha, Frank J., author.
Supercommunicator supplies time-tested communication tips, big digital-era ideas, and real-life examples to help anyone deliver clear, persuasive messages that win hearts, minds, and budgets. By learning to grab attention and explain difficult ideas to nontechnical listeners, you'll master an important twenty-first century skill - one that drives funding, policy decisions, public awareness, customer adoption, and your own career prospects.
The month that changed the world : July 1914 Martel, Gordon, author.
Dedicating a chapter to every day of July 1914, the author retraces the actions that led to World War I, beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and following leaders of the time as they escalated the crisis.
The Taliban revival : violence and extremism on the Pakistan-Afghanistan frontier Abbas, Hassan, 1969-
"In autumn 2001, U.S. and NATO troops were deployed to Afghanistan to unseat the Taliban rulers, repressive Islamic fundamentalists who had lent active support to Osama bin Laden's Al-Qaeda jihadists. The NATO forces defeated and dismantled the Taliban government, scattering its remnants across the country. But despite a more than decade-long attempt to eradicate them, the Taliban endured--regrouping and reestablishing themselves as a significant insurgent movement. Gradually they have regained control of large portions of Afghanistan even as U.S. troops are preparing to depart from the region. In his authoritative and highly readable account, author Hassan Abbas examines how the Taliban not only survived but adapted to their situation in order to regain power and political advantage. Abbas traces the roots of religious extremism in the area and analyzes the Taliban's support base within Pakistan's Federally Administered Tribal Areas. In addition, he explores the roles that Western policies and military decision making--not to mention corruption and incompetence in Kabul--have played in enabling the Taliban's return to power"--
Ricochet : riding a wave of hope with the dog who inspires millions Fridono, Judy, author.
"Ride the wave of hope with Ricochet--the only dog in the world who surfs with wounded warriors, people with disabilities, and children with special needs as an assistive aid and SURFice dog. This tears-to-triumph story takes readers behind the TV and video sensation and shares the true journey that went from promise to disappointment before ultimately finding life's purpose. The gorgeous golden retriever Ricochet seemed destined to be a service dog from the moment she was born. She approached her training with boundless energy and surpassed every other dog in her Puppy Prodigy training class. Unfortunately, her love for chasing birds could prove dangerous, for those she would assist. Fifteen months into her training, Ricochet was released, leaving a frustrated owner and a dog without a direction. Yet through a twist of fate, Judy realized that flunking out of school wasn't the end of the world--and in fact, could be the beginning of a new one. Once Judy learned to let go and let Ricochet be who she really was, they found her true calling as a SURFice dog. Ricochet's story is one of synchronicity, our interconnectedness, and opening ourselves to life's 'paws'ibilities. Embracing her true calling, Ricochet began to help others, including those with traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress, and physical disabilities, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for charitable causes and inspiring people to believe in themselves. Ricochet does more than steady the board: she offers hope, comfort, healing, and a reason to keep fighting.What gives this story such extraordinary potential to become a publishing sensation? Ricochet is the only SURFice dog in the world, there is no other story quite like it!"--
The devil's disciples : Hitler's inner circle Read, Anthony.
The Nazi Regime was essentially a religious cult relying on the hypnotic personality of Adolf Hitler, and it was fated to die with him. But while it lasted, his closest lieutenants competed ferociously for power and position as his chosen successor. This peculiar leadership dynamic resulted in millions of deaths and some of the worst excesses of World War II. The Devil's Disciples is the first major book for a general readership to examine those lieutenants, not only as individuals but also as a group. It focuses on the three most important Nazi paladins-Goring, Goebbels, and Himmler-with their nearest rivals-Bormann, Speer, and Ribbentrop-in close attendance. Others who were removed in various ways-like Gregor Strasser, Ernst Rohm, Heydrich, and Hess-play supporting roles. Making the fullest use of diaries, documents, and memoirs, The Devil's Disciples offers fresh insights into their characters and their relationships to one another and to Hitler. Perceptive, illuminating, and grandly ambitious, The Devil's Disciples is above all a powerful chronological narrative, showing how the personalities of Hitler's inner circle developed and how their jealousies and constant intrigues affected the regime, the war, and Hitler himself. It is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the Nazi period, or the workings of a dictatorship.
The power of being a woman McKinney Hammond, Michelle, 1957- author.
A guide for Christian women to use their God-given traits to move forward confidently in romance, relationships, and success.
The divine conspiracy continued : fulfilling God's kingdom on earth Willard, Dallas, 1935-2013.
Examines "the next stage in God's plan as this generation of disciples, including ordained and lay leaders, [steps] into positions of authority across our culture and [begins] to transform the world from the inside out. To fulfill the Christian calling is not to remove oneself from the outside world and take shelter from its shortcomings, Willard reminds us, but to step into the world to lead and serve as agents of change"--Amazon.com.
The glass closet : why coming out is good business Browne, John, 1948-
Exposing the culture of homophobia that still runs rampant in corporations around the world, the former CEO of BP draws on his own experiences to reveal why self-disclosure is best for employees despite the risk.
Practical prosperity magick : crafting success & abundance Dugan, Ellen, 1963-
The ministry of thin : how the pursuit of perfection got out of control Woolf, Emma, author.
We're obsessed with weight, we dislike our bodies, we worry about the food we eat, we feel guilty, we diet. Too many of us are locked into a war with our own bodies which we'll never win, and which will never make us happy. The Ministry of Thin takes a controversial, unflinching look at how the modern, international obsession with weight loss, youth, beauty, and perfection has spun out of control. Emma Woolf, author of An Apple a Day, explores how we might all be able to stop hating and start liking our own bodies again. She rallies against the industries of food, health, exercise, beauty, sex, and surgery that seek to create a world that verges on the Orwellian with the victims of this onslaught trapped and dominated by the societal pressures to conform. And she dares to ask: if losing weight is the answer, what is the question?
Mind and emotions : a universal treatment for emotional disorders McKay, Matthew.
Verdure : vegetable recipes from the American Academy in Rome Boswell, Christopher.
"Until 2007, a fellowship at the American Academy in Rome--arguably, the most prestigious prize awarded to archaeologists, painters, architects, scholars, and artists--had one huge drawback: the food. When AAR President Adele Chatfield-Taylor asked Alice Waters for help, Waters famously responded, "That depends. What do you want, better food--or a revolution?" Fatefully and without hesitation, Chatfield-Taylor replied, "A revolution." And a revolution was ignited. Seven years later, Verdure is the RSFP's fourth cookbook (following Biscotti, Zuppe, and Pasta). It is perhaps the ideal collaboration among the kitchen and the Academy garden, the artisan producers, and the organic farmers who provide the impeccable raw ingredients used in each dish. Its ninety-two recipes are arranged seasonally. The RSFP kitchen feeds a group, so frugality is a consideration: beans, grains, and greens take a starring role, and maximizing flavor is paramount. Every recipe appears simple and is easy to execute, but rises far, far above the fundamental"--
The vintage sweets book Adoree, Angel.
We make the road by walking : a year-long quest for spiritual formation, reorientation, and activation McLaren, Brian D., 1956-
These "fifty-two (plus a few) weekly readings can each be read aloud in 10-12 minutes, and offer a simple curriculum of insightful reflections and transformative practices. Organized around the traditional church year, these readings give an overview of the whole Bible and guide an individual or a group of friends through a year of rich study, interactive learning, and personal growth"--Dust jacket flap.
Going somewhere : a bicycle journey across America Benson, Brian, 1982-
"Brian Benson has a million life plans but no sense of direction. So when he meets and falls for Rachel, he's ready to go wherever she'll take him. In a whirlwind of new love, they embark on a bicycle trip from northern Wisconsin to western Oregon. As the pair progress through stunning landscapes, they contend with merciless winds, vivid characters, broken bikes and bodies--and the looming question of what comes next"--
Deep : freediving, renegade science, and what the ocean tells us about ourselves Nestor, James, author.
"While on assignment in Greece, journalist James Nestor witnessed something that confounded him: a man diving 300 feet below the ocean's surface on a single breath of air and returning four minutes later, unharmed and smiling. This man was a freediver, and his amphibious abilities inspired Nestor to seek out the secrets of this little-known discipline. In Deep, Nestor embeds with a gang of extreme athletes and renegade researchers who are transforming not only our knowledge of the planet and its creatures, but also our understanding of the human body and mind. Along the way, he takes us from the surface to the Atlantic's greatest depths, some 28,000 feet below sea level. He finds whales that communicate with other whales hundreds of miles away, sharks that swim in unerringly straight lines through pitch-black waters, and seals who dive to depths below 2,400 feet for up to eighty minutes--deeper and longer than scientists ever thought possible. As strange as these phenomena are, they are reflections of our own species' remarkable, and often hidden, potential--including echolocation, directional sense, and the profound physiological changes we undergo when underwater. Most illuminating of all, Nestor unlocks his own freediving skills as he communes with the pioneers who are expanding our definition of what is possible in the natural world, and in ourselves"--
Appomattox : victory, defeat, and freedom at the end of the Civil War Varon, Elizabeth R., 1963-
"Lee's surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a highly gratifying image in the popular mind-it was, many believe, a moment that transcended politics, a moment of healing, a moment of patriotism untainted by ideology. But as Elizabeth Varon reveals in this vividly narrated history, this rosy image conceals a seething debate over precisely what the surrender meant and what kind of nation would emerge from war. The combatants in that debate included the iconic Lee and Grant, but they also included a cast of characters previously overlooked, who brought their own understanding of the war's causes, consequences, and meaning. In Appomattox, Varon deftly captures the events swirling around that well remembered-but not well understood-moment when the Civil War ended. She expertly depicts the final battles in Virginia, when Grant's troops surrounded Lee's half-starved army, the meeting of the generals at the McLean House, and the shocked reaction as news of the surrender spread like an electric charge throughout the nation. But as Varon shows, the ink had hardly dried before both sides launched a bitter debate over the meaning of the war. For Grant, and for most in the North, the Union victory was one of right over wrong, a vindication of free society, for many African Americans, the surrender marked the dawn of freedom itself. Lee, in contrast, believed that the Union victory was one of might over right: the vast impersonal Northern war machine had worn down a valorous and unbowed South. Lee was committed to peace, but committed, too, to the restoration of the South's political power within the Union and the perpetuation of white supremacy.Lee's vision of the war resonated broadly among Confederates and conservative northerners, and inspired Southern resistance to reconstruction. Did America's best days lie in the past or in the future? For Lee, it was the past, the era of the founding generation. For Grant, it was the future, represented by Northern industry and material progress. They held, in the end, two opposite views of the direction of the country-and of the meaning of the war that had changed that country forever"--
The soda fountain : floats, sundaes, egg creams & more-- flavors and traditions of an American original Giasullo, Gia.
Collects seventy recipes for a variety of sodas, egg creams, and floats celebrating the history and stories of classic American soda fountains, ranging from classics like the Purple Cow and Cherry Lime Rickey to contemporary innovations.
Teaching with heart : poetry that speaks to the courage to teach
"Each and every day teachers show up in their classrooms with a relentless sense of optimism. Despite the complicated challenges of schools, they come to and remain in the profession inspired by a conviction that through education they can move individuals and society to a more promising future. In Teaching with Heart: Poetry that Speaks to the Courage to Teach a diverse group of ninety teachers describe the complex of emotions and experiences of the teaching life - joy, outrage, heartbreak, hope, commitment and dedication. Each heartfelt commentary is paired with a cherished poem selected by the teacher. The contributors represent a broad array of educators: K-12 teachers, principals, superintendents, college professors, as well as many non-traditional teachers. They range from first year teachers to mid-career veterans to those who have retired after decades in the classroom. They come from inner-city, suburban, charter and private schools. The teachers identified an eclectic collection of poems and poets from Emily Dickinson, to Richard Wright, to Mary Oliver to the rapper Tupac Shakur. It is a book by teachers and for all who teach.The book also includes a poignant Foreword by Parker J. Palmer (The Courage to Teach), a stirring Introduction by Taylor Mali (What Teachers Make), and a moving Afterword by Sarah Brown Wessling (Teaching Channel). Where Teaching with Fire honored and celebrated the work of teachers, Teaching with Heart salutes the tenacious and relentless optimism of teachers and their belief that despite the many challenges and obstacles of the teaching life, much is possible"--
Mason jar salads and more : 50 layered lunches to grab & go Mirabella, Julia, author.
Discover the coolest way to pack a tasty, healthy lunch! Mason Jar Salads and More shows how to prepare on-the-go meals that are packed with fresh produce and whole foods.
Joyous health : eat and live well without dieting McCarthy, Joy.
"Joyous Health, a fresh new approach to eating, will change the way you think about food with its simple and practical path that will create a healthy lifestyle. In just six weeks, holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy guides you through an easy-to-follow and flexible program and puts you on a permanent path to good health with amazing results, including improved digestion, weight loss, balanced hormones,lowered blood pressure and cholesterol, and much more. Joyous Health celebrates eating delicious whole foods and enjoying an invigorating lifestyle. Inside you'll learn all about the best foods and most nutritious habits for vibrant health, foods to avoid, and detox solutions. Featuring beautiful color photography throughout, Joyous Health includes eighty healthy recipes like Carrot Cake Smoothie, Coconut Flour Banana Pancakes, Thai Beetroot Soup, Curry Chicken Burgers, and Double-Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies."-- From amazon.com.
It's a wild life : how my life became a zoo DeYoung, Bud.
"Pursuing your passion includes a whole lot of crap. For Bud DeYoung, that's about two hundred pounds a day! Since childhood, Bud had a passion for animals. As an adult, that passion led to the rescue of a bear who lived in his family's house, then more animals crowding for space, until Bud eventually built an entire private zoo around his home in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Along the way, a regular visitor named Carrie joined her passion for animals with Bud's. Together they now educate the public about animal conservation, battle the harsh winters and blazing summers, and daily dole out love to the hundreds of rescued animals in their care. Meanwhile, they teach by example how to make the world a better place while pursuing their passion. Welcome to the fascinating, heartwarming journey of one man, one woman, and an amazing cast of critters, whose stories will warm your soul. Welcome to the wild life of the DeYoung Family Zoo. "--
Vegan finger foods : more than 100 crowd-pleasing recipes for bite-size eats everyone will love Steen, Celine.
"Finger foods are fun eats that span all cuisines. Sometimes called "tapas" or "small plates," these recipes are perfect for entertaining, or for light meals and snacks. Make a few, and you'll have a stunning meat-free and dairy-free buffet that will have your friends and co-workers begging for the recipes. This book explores the many types of bite-size munchies. From elegant to casual and savory to sweet, these small, easy-to-prepare sensations will have everyone going in for fourths. Vegan Finger Foods features more than 100 recipes for appetizers, small plates/entrees, snacks and treats that don't require a fork or any other utensil--other than your fingers. Recipes include ingredients that can be found at almost any grocery store or farmer's market--no faux meats, mayos, cheeses, or the like. There are even low-fat, soy-free, and gluten-free recipes! "--
Moorish : flavours from Mecca to Marrakech Malouf, Greg.
The lupus encyclopedia : a comprehensive guide for patients and families Thomas, Donald E., Jr., 1961-
The odyssey Homer, author.
Odysseus--soldier, sailor, trickster, and everyman--is one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. His arduous, ten-year journey home after the Trojan War, the subject of Homer's Odyssey, is the most accessible tale to survive from ancient Greece, and its impact is still felt today across many different cultures. This lively free verse translation, from one of today's leading Homeric scholars, preserves the clarity and simplicity of the original while conveying Odysseus' adventures in a modern style. By avoiding the technical formality of earlier translations, and the colloquial and sometimes exaggerated effects of recent attempts, Barry B. Powell's translation deftly captures the most essential truths of this vital text. Due to his thorough familiarity with the world of Homer and Homeric language, Powell's introduction provides rich historical and literary perspectives on the poem. This volume also includes illustrations from classical artwork, detailed maps, explanatory notes, a timeline, and a glossary. Modern and pleasing to the ear while accurately reflecting the meaning of the original, this Odyssey is a superlative translation for twenty-first-century readers.
The presidents' war : six American presidents and the Civil War that divided them DeRose, Chris (Christopher)
Painkillers, heroin, and the road to sanity : real solutions for long-term recovery from opiate addiction Gammill, Joani, 1957-
Citing formidable recovery rates for people addicted to prescription opiates or heroin, a guide inspired by the experiences of addicts in long-term recovery outlines treatment approaches based on new understandings about opiate addiction.
My Xbox one Loguidice, Bill, author.
Hiking Lassen Volcanic National Park : a guide to the park's greatest hiking adventures Salcedo-Chourré, Tracy.
A community of writers : Paul Engle and the Iowa Writers' Workshop
""We do not pretend to have produced the writers included in this book. Their talent was inevitably shaped by the genes rattling in ancestral closets. We did give them a community in which to try out the quality of their gift."" "With these words, written long before his Iowa Writers' Workshop became world famous, much imitated, and academically rich, Paul Engle captured the spirit behind his beloved workshop. Now, in this collection of essays by and about those writers who shared the energetic early years, Robert Dana presents a dynamic, informative tribute to Engle and his world."--BOOK JACKET.
See how much you love me Hunt, Amber.
Seventeen-year-old Tyler Hadley posted an invitation on Facebook: party at my crib tonight. But this was no ordinary house party in the Florida suburbs, it was a grisly crime scene. Later that night, Tyler revealed to his best friend, Michael, that he'd bludgeoned his parents to death with a hammer. Michael didn't believe him until he entered the master bedroom and saw the bodies of Tyler's parents on the floor--murdered, beyond the shadow of a doubt. Mary Jo and Blake Hadley had always known their son had a dark side. He would make disturbing jokes about murder on Facebook. He apparently idolized the infamous Menendez brothers, who murdered their parents for money. But how could they have known their son was dead serious? What kind of person could kill his mother and father, throw a party with their bodies in the next room, and brag about it? This riveting account by an award-winning journalist takes you deep inside the mind of a troubled teenager--and behind the scenes of a true American nightmare.
Mechanics of materials for dummies Allen, James H.
Provides plain-English explanations of all the topics you'll encounter in a typical undergraduate course, including principles of equilibrium, geometric compatibility, and material behavior, stress and its relation to force and movement, strain and its relation to displacement, and methods for calculating deformations and indeterminate systems.
Out of control : why disciplining your child doesn't work--and what will Tsabary, Shefali, 1972- author.
Tsabary reveals how the very discipline we impose to control behavior is in reality a major cause of bad behavior, disrespect for adults, and dysfunction such as bullying, drugs, and teen suicide. She advocates for a high level of parental resolve that helps a child develop a sense of personal responsibility.
The black belt librarian : real-world safety & security Graham, Warren Davis.
Sharing expertise gleaned from more than two decades as a library security manager, the author demonstrates that libraries can maintain their best traditions of openness and public access by creating an unobtrusive yet effective security plan. In straightforward language, the author: Shows how to easily set clear expectations for visitors' behavior, Presents guidelines for when and how to intervene when someone violates the code of conduct, including tips for approaching an unruly patron, Offers instruction on keeping persistent troublemakers under control or permanently barred from the library, and Gives library staff tools for communicating effectively with its security professionals, including examples of basic documentation. Also, this guide arms librarians with the confidence and know how they need to maintain a comfortable, productive, and safe environment for everyone in the library.
The millionaire course : a visionary plan for creating the life of your dreams Allen, Mark, 1946-
Presents a plan for making personal dreams come true without sacrificing core values or compassion in the search for wealth, success, and happiness.
Twisted triangle : a famous crime writer, a lesbian love affair, and the FBI husband's violent revenge Rother, Caitlin.
The unseen force : the films of Sam Raimi Muir, John Kenneth, 1969-
"Re-igniting the horror genre to such a degree that Wes Craven credited him on-screen, Sam Raimi exploded on the movie scene in 1982, when he was twenty-three years old, with the independently produced horror film The Evil Dead. Raimi went on to direct two Evil Dead sequels, him own comic book superhero in Darkman, and a postmodern Western, The Quick and the Dead. A Simple Plan and The Gift reinforced the impression of a dark intellect at work.".
Triangular ufos : an estimate of the situation Marler, David.
Racecraft : the soul of inequality in American life Fields, Karen E. (Karen Elise), 1945-
"Most people assume that racism grows from a perception of human difference: the fact of race gives rise to the practice of racism. Sociologist Karen E. Fields and historian Barbara J. Fields argue otherwise: the practice of racism produces the illusion of race, through what they call "racecraft." And this phenomenon is intimately entwined with other forms of inequality in American life. So pervasive are the devices of racecraft in American history, economic doctrine, politics, and everyday thinking that the presence of racecraft itself goes unnoticed. That the promised post-racial age has not dawned, the authors argue, reflects the failure of Americans to develop a legitimate language for thinking about and discussing inequality. That failure should worry everyone who cares about democratic institutions."--Dust jacket.
Foolproof wood finishing : for those who love to build and hate to finish Masaschi, Teri, author.
Star Wars storyboards : the original trilogy
"For the first time, Lucasfilm has opened its archives to present the complete storyboards for the original Star Wars trilogy--the world-changing A New Hope and its operatic sequels, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi--as well as never-before-published art from early conceptual and deleted scenes." --
William Bouguereau : his life and works Bartoli, Damien, 1946-2009.
William Bouguereau (1825-1905) was a highly important and influential French academic painter, who taught a long succession of gifted students, primarily at the private Academie Julien in Paris. Bouguereau wanted to become a serious history painter and his efforts paid off in 1850 when he won the much coveted Prix de Rome (meaning that the French government paid him to stay in Rome and study art). After his studies in Italy, he established his reputation in Paris as a premier history painter, portraitist, and decorator of churches during the 1850s and 1860s. He was elected to the Academie des Beaux-Arts in 1876 and remained an important and influential member for 30 years. His large output of Salon paintings was consistently praised by critics, often purchased by the French state, and frequently reproduced in the press. He won numerous awards throughout his career and can be seen as the epitome of the French Academy.
The book of not so common prayer : a new way to pray, a new way to live Moore, Linda McCullough.
Hiking Mount Rainier National Park : a guide to the park's greatest hiking adventures Schneider, Heidi, 1978-
Pocket guide to Chicago architecture McBrien, Judith Paine, author.
Updated and expanded to chart Chicago's evolving urban landscape, this edition is the perfect companion for self-guided walking tours as well as an excellent source of information for those wishing to explore the internationally acclaimed architecture of Chicago.
Hand weaving : the basics Ross, Lynn Gray.
Introduction to drawing the human body Civardi, Giovanni.
In this technical guide, Civardi imparts a thorough and intelligent understanding of how to draw the human body. Written with clarity and enthusiasm, and using numerous examples of his own work as teaching aids, Civardi provides the reader with a firm grounding in observation, anatomy, proportion, body structure, perspective and composition. The exploration of static versus dynamic poses provides the artist with an invaluable source of ideas and inspiration, and towards the end of the book is a series of exercises designed to stimulate the reader, and reinforce and consolidate his or her understanding of the text. This is a rigorous, in-depth treatment of the subject, suitable for novice artists seeking a comprehensive introduction to drawing the human form as well as more experienced artists wishing to learn more about this fascinating subject.
Scandinavians of the Skagit area : a collection of historic essays from Skagit County pioneer families of Scandinavian descent.
The road to reinvention : how to drive disruption and accelerate transformation Linkner, Josh, 1970- author.
"Companies, communities, and individuals fall for many reasons, but one of the most common--and easily avoidable--is the failure to reinvent. When people and organizations rest on prior successes rather than driving purposeful transformation, they discover too late that they have lost their market position altogether to competitors and external forces.The most successful companies, brands, and individuals make reinvention a regular part of their business strategies. Transformation demands an ongoing process of discovery and imagination, and The Road to Reinvention lays out a systematic approach for continually challenging and reinventing yourself and your business. Venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur Josh Linkner identifies six elements in any business that are ripe for reinvention and shares examples, methods, and step-by-step techniques for creating deliberate, productive disruption.Throughout The Road to Reinvention, Linkner also explores the history--the great rise, unprecedented fall, and now rebirth--of his beloved hometown, Detroit. First rising to greatness as the result of breathtaking innovation, Detroit had generations of booming growth before succumbing apathy, atrophy, and finally bankruptcy. Now, the city is rising from the ashes and driving sustainable success through an intense focus on reinvention. Linkner brings an insider's view of this incredible story of grit, determination, and creativity, sharing his perspective on Detroit's successes and setbacks as a profound example of large-scale organizational and personal transformation.Change is inevitable. You need to decide: Will you drive that change, or be driven away by it? Will you disrupt or be disrupted? By choosing to deliberately reimagine your own status quo, you can secure a strong future for both your company and your career"--
Hans Christian Andersen : European witness Binding, Paul.
"Rarely does an American or European child grow up without an introduction to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Ugly Duckling," "The Princess and the Pea," or "Thumbelina." Andersen began publishing his fairy tales in 1835, and they brought him almost immediate acclaim among Danish and German readers, followed quickly by the French, Swedes, Swiss, Norwegians, British, and Americans. Ultimately he wrote more than 150 tales. And yet, Paul Binding contends in this incisive book, Andersen cannot be confined to the category of writings for children. His work stands at the very heart of mainstream European literature. The author considers the entire scope of Andersen's prose, from his juvenilia to his very last story. He shows that Andersen's numerous novels, travelogues, autobiographies, and even his fairy tales (notably addressed not to children but to adults) earned a vast audience because they distilled the satisfactions, tensions, hopes, and fears of Europeans as their continent emerged from the Napoleonic Wars. The book sheds new light on Andersen as an intellectual, his rise to international stardom, and his connections with other eminent European writers. It also pays tribute to Andersen's enlightened values - values that ensure the continuing appeal of his works"--
The fashion resource book : men Leach, Robert, author.
Examines men's fashion revealing their sources of inspiration, including works of art, natural and scientific themes, films, and military uniforms.
Bullying solutions : learn to overcome from real case studies Carpenter, Michael, author.
Make your own PCBs with EAGLE : from schematic designs to finished boards Monk, Simon, author.
Brazilian barbecue & beyond Ponte, David, author.
Bem vindo--welcome to the Brazilian table, filled with tropical açai, banana, and coconut, tasty snacks like pão de queijo (cheesy dough balls), new-style twists on traditional favorites like the meat-and-bean stew feijoada and the shrimp and lobster curry moqueca, plus other unique culinary delights. From fruit-packed breakfasts to classic barbecue, cachaça-based cocktails, colorful sides, and luscious desserts, this is modern Brazilian food as you've never seen it before!
Knit Noro 1-2-3 skeins : 30 colorful knits
"With no more than three skeins of the most beautiful wool available, advanced beginners can knit 30 stunning projects--hats, bags, cowls, shawlettes, shrugs, toys, and even a lacy cardigan and empire--waist top. Sumptuous, vivid Noro yarns are synonymous with unmatched color and luxury, and this collection by major knitwear designers features perennial favorites Kureyon, Silk Garden, and Taiyo, as well as the newly available Ayatori and Mossa"--Publisher's description.
The Tlingit Indians Emmons, George Thornton.
This comprehensive study of the Tlingit Indians of southern Alaska and the coast of British Columbia is an edited version of manuscripts by the ethnographer G. T. Emmons compiled in the 1880s and 1890s. Extensive bibliography and illustrations.
My cool motorcycle : an inspirational guide to motorcycles and biking culture Haddon, Chris, author.
"My Cool Motorcycle celebrates a love affair with motorcycles and the strong culture within the tight-knit community. Looking back across the 100 years or so of the motorcycle, this book focuses on iconic makes and sought-after classics, along with a cross-section of passionate owners." -- page 4 of cover
Nothing too good for a cowboy Hobson, Richmond P. (Richmond Pearson), 1907-1966.
The knowledge of the holy : the attributes of God : their meaning in the Christian life Tozer, A. W. (Aiden Wilson), 1897-1963.
Unveiling grace : the story of how we found our way out of the Mormon Church Wilder, Lynn K., 1952-
Narrates the story of how a Mormon family left the religion after questioning many of its teachings and describes what it was like to grow up as a Mormon, comparing many Mormon beliefs and practices with those of more traditional Christian religions.
Do not be afraid! : how to find freedom from fear Schneider, K. A
Everyone deals with fear, not everyone conquers it. Throughout our lives we all experience different kinds of fears. Unfortunately, many of us believe the lie that fear is something we have to live with. You don't! According to Scripture, God desires every one of His children to be free from fear, including you! In Do Not Be Afraid!, Rabbi K.A. Schneider shares personal testimony of how he struggled with, and experienced victory over fear, and how you.
Brazil : the fortunes of war : World War II and the making of modern Brazil Lochery, Neill.
"In The Fortunes of War, acclaimed historian Neill Lochery reveals the secret history of Brazil's involvement in World War II, showing how the cunning politicians who ran the country extracted enormous wealth from both the Axis and the Allies, fundamentally transforming Brazil's economy and infrastructure during and after the war. Brazil's simplistic reputation as a faraway land of palm trees and samba dancers masked the country's immense strategic value to both the Axis and the Allies, its abundant natural resources made Brazil a crucial source of sustenance for Nazi Germany, while its geographical location made it a potential launching pad for a southerly invasion of the United States--a danger that American leaders remembered all too well from World War I, when Germany had urged Mexico to carry out just such an assault.
Insecure in love : how anxious attachment can make you feel jealous, needy, and worried and what you can do about it Becker-Phelps, Leslie, author.
"Has your romantic partner called you clingy, insecure, desperate, or jealous? No one wants to admit that they possess these qualities, but if you find yourself constantly on the alert, anxious, or worried when it comes to your significant other, you may suffer from anxious attachment, a fear of abandonment that is often rooted in early childhood experiences. In Insecure in Love, you'll learn how to overcome attachment anxiety using compassionate self-awareness, a technique that can help you recognize your negative thoughts or unhealthy behavior patterns and respond to them in a nurturing way-rather than beating yourself up. You'll also learn how insecurity can negatively affect healthy dialog between you and your partner (or potential partners) and develop the skills needed to stop you from reverting back to old patterns of neediness and possessiveness. If you suffer from anxious attachment, you probably know that you need to change, and yet you have remained stuck. With compassionate self-awareness, you can successfully explore old anxiety-perpetuating perceptions and habits without being overwhelmed or paralyzed by them. By understanding the psychological factors at the root of your attachment anxiety, you will learn to cultivate secure, healthy relationships to last a lifetime. If you're ready to stop getting stuck in the same hurtful relationship patterns and finally break the cycle of heartache, this book can show you how to get the love you deserve-and keep it!"--
You've already got it! : so quit trying to get it Wommack, Andrew.
Comics : a global history, 1968 to the present Mazur, Dan, 1959- author.
The first global history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the present day. Comics, manga, bandes dessinées, fumetti, tebeo, historietas, no matter the name, they have been a powerful medium across four continents for decades. This is the history of comics around the world from the late 1960s to the dawn of the 21st century. This is a richly illustrated narrative of extraordinary scope. Examples from all over the world include everything from Crumb and Kirby to RAW, from Metal Hurlant to Marjane Satrapi to nouvelle manga, from both the American mainstream and underground to the evolving and influential British scene. The images here are bright and colorful, dark and brooding, arresting and pleasant, all at the same time. The authors are the first to write a broadly comprehensive history of this most accessible, democratic, and occasionally subversive modern popular art form, displaying an intimate familiarity with schools and styles, writers, artists, and companies across countries and generations. In showing us both post-apocalyptic dreamscapes and portraits of the everyday, this book looks at this thirty-plus year period through a very unique lens.
Not to be missed : fifty-four favorites from a lifetime of film Turan, Kenneth.
"As a child in 1950s Brooklyn, Kenneth Turan often turned to television programs like "Million Dollar Movie" on WOR-TV. Featuring a much-loved theme song from Gone with the Wind, "Million Dollar Movie" would run one feature film twice a day, every day, all week. It was there that he developed a life-long love of the world of the movies. One of the most discerning critics writing today, Kenneth Turan offers insights that are sure to delight and inspire movie-lovers of all kinds in his latest book, Unforgettable. As sophisticated and illuminating as the films they discuss, Turan's sketches are a blend of cultural analysis, historical anecdote and sordid Hollywood controversy, astute critical appraisals, all suffused with his abiding love for the silver screen. Turan's favorite films range across all genres, low and high. From All About Eve to Seven Samurai to Spirited Away, these are now timeless films--classic and contemporary, familiar and obscure, with big budgets and small--each as interesting as the lives of the authors and actors that made the usually two-or-so-hour-long cinematic experience itself"--
A woman's guide to reading the Bible in a year : a life-changing journey into the heart of God Stortz, Diane M.
"A systematic reading plan that includes biblical background information, a focus on learning about God, and a weekly discussion guide for reading groups"--Provided by publisher.
Brazil's dance with the devil : the World Cup, the Olympics, and the fight for democracy Zirin, Dave, author.
As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. In a rollicking read that travels from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the fabled Maracanã Stadium to Zirin examines how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses.
Diary of a wilderness dweller Czajkowski, Chris.
Love & misadventure Leav, Lang, author, artist.
Beautifully illustrated and thoughtfully conceived, Love and Misadventure will take you on a rollercoaster ride through an ill-fated love affair from the initial butterflies through the soaring heights to the devastating plunge. And, in the end, the message is one of hope. The journey from love to heartbreak to finding love again is personal yet universal. Lang Leav's evocative poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey. Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted fans from all over the world.
Unchristian : what a new generation really thinks about Christianity-- and why it matters Kinnaman, David, 1973-
Based on research conducted on 16- to 29-year-old non-believers, and featuring responses from a vast array of Christian leaders, shows how modern society perceives Christians and explores what can be done to reverse those negative perceptions.
The impending crisis : America before the Civil War: 1848-1861 Potter, David Morris.
Examines the problems of slavery, expansion, and sectionalism between 1848 and 1861.
How we die : reflections on life's final chapter Nuland, Sherwin B.
The Second City unscripted : revolution and revelation at the world-famous comedy theater Thomas, Mike, 1970-
Good morning paleo : more than 150 easy favorites to start your day, gluten- and grain-free Barthelemy, Jane.
"Whether you abide by a paleo, gluten-free, egg-free, vegan, or tree nut-free diet, or need to adhere to the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, are dealing with GAPS, or follow an anti-Candida diet, Jane Barthelemy has everything you need to get moving every morning--happy and healthy. With 150 recipes, every breakfast craving is covered--from savory to sweet to on-the-run"--
Good for you, great for me : finding the trading zone and winning at win-win negotiation Susskind, Lawrence, author.
To return to an earlier era before "win-win" negotiation was in fashion and seek simply to dominate or bully opponents into submission would be a step in the wrong direction--and a public relations disaster. By showing how to win at win-win negotiating, Lawrence Susskind provides the operational advice you need to satisfy the interests of your back table--the people to whom you report. He also shows you how to deal with irrational people, whose vocabulary seems limited to "no," or with the proverbial 900-pound gorilla. He explains how to find trades that create much more value than either you or your opponent thought possible. His brilliant concept of "the trading zone"--the space where you can create deals that are "good for them but great for you," while still maintaining trust and keeping relationships intact--is a fresh way to re-think your approach to negotiating. The outcome is often the best of both possible worlds: You claim a disproportionate share of the value you've created while your opponents still look good to the people to whom they report. Whether the venue is business, a family dispute, international relations, or a tradeoff that has to be made between the environment and jobs, Susskind provides a breakthrough in how to both think about, and engage in, productive negotiations.
Redeeming the dream : the case for marriage equality Boies, David, author.
" The riveting inside story of the Supreme Court's landmark rulings on The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8-by the two lawyers who argued the case On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a pair of landmark decisions, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and eliminating California's discriminatory Proposition 8, reinstating the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians in California. Redeeming the Dream is the story of how David Boies and Theodore B. Olson-who argued against each other all the way to the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore-joined forces after that titanic battle to forge the unique legal argument that would carry the day. As allies and not foes, they tell the fascinating story of the five-year struggle to win the right for gays to marry, from Proposition 8's adoption by voters in 2008, to its defeat before the highest court in the land in Hollingsworth v. Perry in 2013. Boies and Olson guide readers through the legal framing of the case, making crystal clear the constitutional principles of due process and equal protection in support of marriage equality while explaining, with intricacy, the basic human truths they set out to prove when the duo put state-sanctioned discrimination on trial. Redeeming the Dream offers readers an authoritative, dramatic, and up-close account of the most important civil rights issue-fought and won-since Brown v. Board of Education and Loving v. Virginia"--
The cartoon introduction to climate change Klein, Grady.
"Climate change is no laughing matter--but maybe it should be. The topic is so critical that everyone, from students to policy-makers to voters, needs a quick and easy guide to the basics. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change entertains as it educates, delivering a unique and enjoyable presentation of mind-blowing facts and critical concepts. "Stand-up economist" Yoram Bauman and award-winning illustrator Grady Klein have created the funniest overview of climate science, predictions, and policy that you'll ever read. You'll giggle, but you'll also learn--about everything from Milankovitch cycles to carbon taxes. This cartoon introduction is based on the latest report from the authoritative Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and integrates Bauman's expertise on economics and policy. If economics can be funny, then climate science can be a riot. Sociologists have argued that we don't address global warming because it's too big and frightening to get our heads around. The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change takes the intimidation and gloom out of one of the most complex and hotly debated challenges of our time" --
Shepherd : a memoir Gilbert, Richard, 1955-
Upon moving to Appalachian Ohio with their two small children, Richard Gilbert and his wife are thrilled to learn there still are places in America that haven't been homogenized. But their excitement over the region's beauty and quirky character turns to culture shock as they try to put down roots far from their busy professional jobs in town. They struggle to rebuild a farmhouse, and Gilbert gets conned buying equipment and sheep - a ewe with an "outie" belly button turns out to be a neutered male, and mysterious illnesses plague the flock. Haunted by his father's loss of his boyhood farm, Gilbert likewise struggles to earn money in agriculture. Finally an unlikely teacher shows him how to raise hardy sheep - a remarkable ewe named Freckles whose mothering ability epitomizes her species' hidden beauty. Discovering as much about himself as he does these gentle animals, Gilbert becomes a seasoned agrarian and a respected livestock breeder. He makes peace with his romantic dream, his father, and himself. Shepherd, a story both personal and emblematic, captures the mythic pull and the practical difficulty of family scale sustainable farming.
Carp fishing manual : the step-by-step guide to becoming a better carp angler Green, Kevin (Angler)
The paleo kitchen : finding primal joy in modern cooking Bauer, Juli.
American comic book chronicles : the 1960s, 1965-1969 Wells, John (Comic book historian)
"The American Comic Book Chronicles continues its ambitious series of full-color hardcovers where TwoMorrows' top authors document every decade of comic book history from the 1940s to today! John Wells headlines this second volume on the 1960s, covering all the pivotal moments and behind-the-scenes details of comics during the stormy cultural upheaval of 1965-1969. You'll get a year-by-year account of the most significant publications, notable creators, and impactful trends, including the transformation of Marvel Comics into a pop phenomenon. Wally Wood's Tower Comics storms on the scene with the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents while Charlton's Action Heroes strike a blow of their own! Batmania sweeps the nation as the smash Adam West TV show pushes superhero comic sales into orbit! Roy Thomas, Neal Adams, and Denny O'Neil lead a wave of fresh young voices in the comic book industry! Gold Key unlocks a new format with its digest line! The Archies and Josie & the Pussycats sing their way to the top! These are just a few of the events chronicled in this exhaustive, full-color hardcover."--Publisher's description.
Create the style you crave on a budget you can afford : the Sweet Spot guide to home decor Peacock, Desha.
The happycow cookbook : recipes from top-rated vegan restaurants around the world
Featuring recipes from many of the world's finest and most popular vegan restaurants, The HappyCow Cookbook shares the history and evolution of each restaurant, provides Q&As with the owners, and teaches you how to make some of their mouthwatering dishes.
Spartan up! : a take-no-prisoners guide to overcoming obstacles and achieving peak performance in life De Sena, Joe, 1969-
De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race, breaks down obstacles from his many races, detailing how each parallels real life experiences and showing you how to conquer your greatest obstacle, embrace your greatest friend, make limitations vanish and establish a new normal, and achieve the ultimate.
Marriage markets : how inequality is remaking the American family Carbone, June, author.
"There was a time when the phrase "American family" conjured up a single, specific image: a breadwinner dad, a homemaker mom, and their 2.5 kids living comfortable lives in a middle-class suburb. Today, that image has been shattered, due in part to skyrocketing divorce rates, single parenthood, and increased out-of-wedlock births. But whether it is conservatives bewailing the wages of moral decline and women's liberation, or progressives celebrating the result of women's greater freedom and changing sexual mores, most Americans fail to identify the root factor driving the changes: economic inequality that is remaking the American family along class lines. In Marriage Markets, June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, co-authors of Red Families v. Blue Families, examine how macroeconomic forces are transforming our most intimate and important spheres, and how working class and lower income families have paid the highest price. Just like health, education, and seemingly every other advantage in life, a stable two-parent home has become a luxury that only the well-off can afford. The best educated and most prosperous have the most stable families, while working class families have seen the greatest increase in relationship instability. Why is this so? This book offers a new answer: it is due to the economics of marriage markets, and of how men and women match up when they search for a life partner. For instance, when eligible (i.e., desirable and marriageable) men outnumber eligible women, the marriage and marital stability rates are significantly higher than when the reverse situation occurs - the exact situation we have in America today. The failure to see marriage as a market affected by supply and demand has obscured any meaningful analysis of the way that societal changes influence culture. Only policies that redress the balance between men and women through greater access to education, stable employment, and opportunities for social mobility can a culture that encourages commitment and investment in family life. A rigorous and enlightening account of why American families have changed so much in recent decades, Marriage Markets cuts through the ideological and moralistic rhetoric that drives our current debate and offers real insight into-and solutions for-a problem that will haunt America for generations to come"--
Mindful discipline : a loving approach to setting limits & raising an emotionally intelligent child Shapiro, Shauna L.
"Raising happy, compassionate, and responsible children requires both love and limits. In Mindful Discipline, internationally recognized mindfulness expert Shauna Shapiro and pediatrician Chris White weave together ancient wisdom and modern science to provide new perspectives on parenting and discipline. Grounded in mindfulness and neuroscience, this pioneering book redefines discipline and outlines the five essential elements necessary for children to thrive: unconditional love, space for children to be themselves, mentorship, healthy boundaries, and mis-takes that create learning and growth opportunities. In this book, you will also discover parenting practices such as setting limits with love, working with difficult emotions, and forgiveness and compassion meditations that place discipline within a context of mindfulness. This relationship-centered approach will restore your confidence as a parent and support your children in developing emotional intelligence, self-discipline, and resilience-qualities they need for living an authentic and meaningful life"--
Gone feral : tracking my dad through the wild Carpenter, Novella, 1972-
Describes the author's effort to connect with her long-estranged septuagenarian father, a homesteader, classical guitarist ,and war veteran whose views on freedom prompted a life of solitude.
Yours for eternity : a love story on death row Echols, Damien, author.
"Yours for Eternity is an intimate look at the extraordinary love story between Damien Echols and Lorri Davis, who met and married while Echols--author of the New York Times bestseller Life After Death--served nearly eighteen years on death row"--
Learning from the wounded : the Civil War and the rise of American medical science Devine, Shauna, author.
Nearly two-thirds of the Civil War's approximately 750,000 fatalities were caused by disease-- a staggering fact for which the American medical profession was profoundly unprepared. In the years before the war, training for physicians in the United States was mostly unregulated, and medical schools' access to cadavers for teaching purposes was highly restricted. Shauna Devine argues that in spite of the limitations, Union army physicians rose to the challenges of the war, undertaking methods of study and experimentation that would have a lasting influence on the scientific practice of medicine. Though the war's human toll was tragic, conducting postmortems on the dead and caring for the wounded gave physicians ample opportunity to study and develop new methods of treatment and analysis, from dissection and microscopy to new research into infectious disease processes. Examining the work of doctors who served in the Union Medical Department, Devine sheds new light on how their innovations in the midst of crisis transformed northern medical education and gave rise to the healing power of modern health science.
Pickles & preserves Weigl, Andrea.
Living with ObamaCare : a consumer's guide Goodman, John C., author.
The goal of the Affordable Care Act (what many people call ObamaCare) is to completely remake the nation's health care system. It is the most revolutionary public policy reform since the War on Poverty in the 1960s, with many laudable goals. But the methods are controversial. Further, this reform occurred at a time when the nation's capital is more polarized along partisan lines than at any time in recent history. As a result, no one is telling you the whole truth. Every revolutionary change produces winners and losers. There is some good and some bad. That's true of all change. But in this partisan environment, you simply cannot get objective information about what health reform means for you, at least not from anyone in Washington, D.C. This book was written to fill a vacuum. You need an objective, unbiased look at health reform, and this book will give you that perspective. This book will tell you what you need to know, such as: What if my health insurance has been canceled? What if the insurance exchange in my state isn't working? What if I stay uninsured? Will I be able to keep my doctor? What is my employer required to do? How much of health reform is being paid for by cuts in Medicare for seniors? What if my state doesn't expand Medicaid? Living With ObamaCare is written in a straightforward question-and-answer format, from the perspective of health care consumers and individuals, employers, and taxpayers paying for health care by one of the nation's leading health economists.
Asian pickles : sweet, sour, salty, cured, and fermented preserves from Japan, Korea, China, India, and beyond Solomon, Karen.
This is a do it yourself guide to making the tangy pickles of Japan, Korea, China, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, and more, featuring recipes ranging from traditional tsukemono and kimchi to chutney and new combinations using innovative ingredients and techniques. For Asian food aficionados as well as preservers and picklers looking for new frontiers, the Far East's diverse and sometimes spicy array of pickled products and innovative flavor pairings will wow the palate. In this book the author introduces readers to the unique ingredients used in Asian pickle-making and numerous techniques beyond the basic brine. For the novice pickler, she also includes a vast array of quick pickles with easy-to-find ingredients. Featuring 75 of the most sought-after pickle recipes from the East, including Korean Chopped Daikon Kimchi, Japanese Umeboshi, Chinese Spicy Ginger Cucumbers, Indian Coconut-Mint Chutney, and more, this book will help you explore a new preserving horizon with instructions and a selection of helpful resources. -- Provided by publisher.
Big money : 2.5 billion dollars, one suspicious vehicle, and a pimp-- on the trail of the ultra-rich hijacking American politics Vogel, Kenneth P., 1975- author.
"A Supreme Court decision, combined with regulatory gridlock and legal tricks, have fundamentally changed the role of money in politics in recent years, upending traditional bases of political power. Campaign decisions once made by party officials are now in the hands of super-rich benefactors and the consultants competing for their attention-and for increasingly lucrative commissions and fees. It's as if, instead of a football coach on the sidelines calling the plays, every player and his agent decided what was best. This, not surprisingly, has led to chaos on the playing field. In Big Money, POLITICO reporter Ken Vogel will combine a big picture explanation of the evolution of campaign financing over the past decade-filled with colorful anecdotes about the folks behind the changes-with reporting and analysis of how this new style of politics, triggered by the Supreme Court's Citizen's United ruling in January 2010, is likely to impact the 2014 and 2016 elections and all those into the foreseeable future. It will examine the motivation, loyalties and modus operandi of some of the wealthiest donors in American politics, as well as those of the operatives who have used the new cash flow to get rich, while also forever changing the way political campaigns are waged in this country. Vogel has been able to get inside the back rooms where the real action occurs in Big Money American politics-and not only figuratively. He sneaked into secretive donor summits held by the conservative Koch brothers and a liberal club affiliated with billionaire financier George Soros (though he was removed from both under threat of arrest). Using his expertise in Federal Election Commission and Internal Revenue Service records, Vogel has traced the cash flow from donor checkbooks to political campaigns and committees, to the consultants who themselves are becoming fabulously wealthy from the new Big Money politics, and finally to the television stations, phone banks and glossy mail pieces that bombard voters with increasingly negative messages about political rivals. Big Money is a chilling work of investigative journalism, showing how cash has corrupted American democracy"--
Things I don't want to know : on writing Levy, Deborah.
Things I Don't Want to Know is a unique response to George Orwell from one of our most vital contemporary writers. Taking Orwell's famous list of motives for writing as the jumping-off point for a sequence of thrilling reflections on the writing life, this is a perfect companion not just to Orwell's essay, but also to Levy's own, essential oeuvre.
The owl who liked sitting on Caesar : living with a tawny owl Windrow, Martin.
The author reflects on his fifteen-year relationship with a tawny owl, an unlikely companionship marked by their incredulous neighbors, books, and unique care challenges.
Algebra II workbook for dummies Sterling, Mary Jane.
The search for significance : book and workbook McGee, Robert S.
In this relaunch of the timeless, two million-selling classic, readers can gain new skills for getting off the performance treadmill, discover how four false beliefs have negatively impacted their lives, and learn how to overcome obstacles that prevent them from experiencing the truth of self-worth. It includes an extensive workbook section.
iMovie : the missing manual Pogue, David, 1963- author.
Own your future : how to think like an entrepreneur and thrive in an unpredictable economy Brown, Paul B.
This book helps you apply the simple model used by successful serial entrepreneurs--Act, Learn, Build, Repeat--to reinvent the way you maneuver in an unpredictable job market.
Refuge recovery : a Buddhist path to recovering from addiction Levine, Noah.
Bestselling author and renowned Buddhist teacher Noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction--an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program. While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge Recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight. Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Refuge Recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, Levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.
iPhoto : the missing manual Pogue, David, 1963- author.
Make : sensors Karvinen, Tero, author.
The first 30 days : your guide to making any change easier Bonvoisin, Ariane de.
A farewell to Mars : an evangelical pastor's journey toward the biblical gospel of peace Zahnd, Brian, author.
The way of the world today may make you think that vengeance and violence and power are acceptable elements of the Christian life, our faith, and grace. But the message of Jesus differers radically, and Brian Zahnd brings an in-depth study of peace in the Scriptures.
Let creation rejoice : biblical hope and ecological crisis Moo, Jonathan A. (Jonathan Andrew), 1975- author.
Think and grow rich for women : using your power to create success and significance Lechter, Sharon L.
"Women are the future of American business. According to a recent Nielsen report, women will control two-thirds of American consumer wealth in less than a decade. And yet almost all business and success literature is still written for men-dispensing advice that doesn't take into account women's unique strengths or address the demands of family life on mothers. This powerful new book-from the award-winning author of Think and Grow Rich: Three Feet from Gold and coauthor of the multimillion-selling Rich Dad, Poor Dad-combines Hill's classic Thirteen Steps to Success with case studies of noteworthy women (including Sandra Day O'Connor, Angela Merkel, Mary Kay founder Mary Kay Ash, and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty), outlining a master plan for success for all women"--
The DeWire guide to lighthouses of Alaska, Hawai'i, and the U.S. Pacific territories De Wire, Elinor, 1953-
"Marking the shores of this largest ocean with lights and buoys presented enormous challenges. The DeWire Guide to Lighthouses of Alaska, Hawai i and Pacific Territories details that struggle and offers travelers and armchair tourists a glimpse of some little-known sentinels in distant places. The U.S. territories of the Pacific are detailed, including two that eventually became our 49th and 50th states in 1959, along with Guam and the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, and a sprinkling of small, far-flung islands made famous by World War II battles and celebrities like Amelia Earhart. Profiles of the lighthouses are complemented by travel information and archival and contemporary images. Also included are the stories of lightkeepers, lighthouse optics, and the fleet of vessels that built and maintained the lights. A bonus section tells the little-known history of buoys those faithful and colorful markers of waterways worldwide."--P.  of cover.
Iconic spirits : an intoxicating history Spivak, Mark (Mark Allen)
"Over the past decade, the cocktail culture has exploded across America. Bars and lounges have become the Broadway theater of mixology, with bartenders resurrecting classic pre-Prohibition cocktails and dazzling customers with their creations. Consumers, in turn, are recreating these cocktails at home, and spending unprecedented amounts on upscale bar gear. With more and more emphasis on quality ingredients, the number of small-batch spirits is increasing all the time, and craft distilling has become popular as an offshoot of the locavore movement. In Iconic Spirits, Mark Spivak, wine and spirits guru and host of the NPR show Uncorked!, explores the history and cultural significance of twelve iconic spirits and reveals how moonshine invented NASCAR, how gin almost toppled the British Empire, how a drink that tastes like castor oil flavored with tree bark became one of the sexiest things on earth, how cognac became the "it" drink of hip-hop culture, and much more. To top it all off, Spivak then offers the most tantalizing cocktail recipes from the era in which each spirit was invented"--
The lost Khrushchev : a journey into the gulag of the Russian mind Khrushcheva, Nina L., 1962-
The author presents her personal memories and her research into her family's history, including the mysterious circumstances surrounding the fate of her grandfather, Leonid Khrushchev, as well as the legacy of her great grandfather, the Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.
The boss Chang, Victoria, 1970- author.
Well-heeled : the smart girl's guide to getting rich Scorgie, Lesley, author.
A financial guide for young woman that discusses how to get out and stay out of debt, save more money, and be financially smart in relationships.
Visit the sick : ministering God's grace in times of illness Croft, Brian, author.
Unexplained fevers Gailey, Jeannine Hall.
Tweak it : small changes, big impact : make what matters to you happen every day Yost, Cali Williams.
"As the demands of work grow more intense, personal life can get shoved to the side. But resolving the job-versus-life conflict doesn't require the kind of big, disruptive, scary transformation that so many time-management "experts" recommend. In TWEAK IT, Cali Williams Yost proves that a comfortable work+life fit can be achieved through making small, consistent, everyday changes--tweaks--that, cumulatively, will optimize job performance and well-being. This engaging, practical book, filled with case studies of people who've tweaked their way to professional success and personal satisfaction, guides readers through an easy-to-implement program that can be tailored to suit any individual's life, both on off the job. --from the publisher.
Liberated quiltmaking II Marston, Gwen.
Introduced in 1996, Marston's distinctive methods for creating original quilts are expanded in this new volume including liberated square within-a-square, liberated medallion, and recut blocks and sashing. She presents nine liberated quiltmaking processes, each clearly illustrated with step-by-step instructions, pieced samples, and loads of example quilts
The true Herod Vermès, Géza, 1924-2013, author.
Executive presence : the missing link between merit and success Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, 1946- author.
"Are you "leadership material?" More importantly, do others perceive you to be? Sylvia Ann Hewlett, a noted expert on workplace power and influence, shows you how to identify and embody the Executive Presence (EP) that you need to succeed. You can have the experience and qualifications of a leader, but without executive presence, you won't advance. EP is an amalgam of qualities that true leaders exude, a presence that telegraphs you're in charge or deserve to be. Articulating those qualities isn't easy, however. Based on a nationwide survey of college graduates working across a range of sectors and occupations, Sylvia Hewlett and the Center for Talent Innovation discovered that EP is a dynamic, cohesive mix of appearance, communication, and gravitas. While these elements are not equal, to have true EP, you must know how to use all of them to your advantage. Filled with eye-opening insights, analysis, and practical advice for both men and women, mixed with illustrative examples from executives learning to use the EP, Executive Presence will help you make the leap from working like an executive to feeling like an executive."--Publisher's description.
The pin drop principle : captivate, influence, and communicate better using the time-tested methods of professional performers Lewis, David H., 1970-
"Tap into the powerful techniques of professional actors and great communicators The Pin Drop Principle is a step-by-step master class for anyone wishing to become a more confident and credible communicator. Lewis and Mills believe all business professionals ought to deliver their message in such an engaging way that one could literally hear a pin drop when they speak. The secret to doing so comes from an unusual world: professional acting. By activating "objective" and "intention"--the main tools of actors (and great communicators)--business people can give their messages meaning and relevance, so the recipients walk away knowing why the message is important and what is in it for them. Empowers business professionals with performance-based delivery techniques--from storytelling to vocal dynamics--essential to becoming a great communicator Written for anyone wishing to engage listeners, establish instant credibility, influence key decision makers, and create a positive lasting impression Based on the Pinnacle Method, one of the most popular and groundbreaking communication skills training methods The Pin Drop Principle is an accessible resource for anyone who routinely needs to present ideas to large or small groups, convey feedback effectively, conduct difficult conversations, and persuade others"--
Inventing the language to tell it : Robinson Jeffers and the biology of consciousness Hart, George Leslie.
Happy hour is 9 to 5 : how to love your job, love your life, and kick butt at work Kjerulf, Alexander.
The ins and outs of poop : a guide to treating childhood constipation Duhamel, Thomas R.
In the South Seas Stevenson, Robert Louis, 1850-1894.
Erasing death : the science that is rewriting the boundaries between life and death Parnia, Sam.
The asteroid threat : defending our planet from deadly near-Earth objects Burrows, William E., 1937- author.
"Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet. The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder that planet Earth is vulnerable to damaging and potentially catastrophic collisions with space debris of various kinds. In this informative and forward-looking book, veteran aerospace writer William E. Burrows explains what we can do in the future to avoid far more serious impacts from "Near-Earth Objects" (NEOs), as they are called in the planetary defense community. The good news is that humanity is now equipped with the advanced technology necessary to devise a long-term strategy to protect the planet. Burrows outlines the following key features of an effective planetary defense strategy: * A powerful space surveillance system capable of spotting a serious threat from space at least a year in advance * A space craft "nudge" that would throw a collision-course asteroid off target long before it poses the threat of imminent impact * A weapons system to be used as a last-ditch method to blast an NEO should all else fail. The author notes the many benefits for world stability and increasing international cooperation resulting from a united worldwide effort to protect the planet. Combining realism with an optimistic can-do attitude, Burrows shows that humanity is capable of overcoming a potentially calamitous situation"--
Al Qaeda declares war : the African embassy bombings and America's search for justice Hoffman, Tod.
The illustrated birds of prey : red-tailed hawk, American kestrel & peregrine falcon Rogers, Denny.
Lawnmower manual : a practical guide to choosing, using and maintaining a lawnmower Radam, Brian, author.
Forgotten Fifteenth : the daring airmen who crippled Hitler's war machine Tillman, Barrett.
The story of the U.S. Army's Fifteenth Air Force who waged an unprecedentedly dogged and violent campaign against Hitler's vital oil production and industrial plants on the Third Reich's southern flank, a campaign that contributed to the end of the most destructive war in history.
Edward Bawden's Kew Gardens Skipwith, Peyton, 1939-
This book draws on Edward Bawden's delightful illustrations, posters and linocuts of Kew Gardens made over 60 years. It presents a light-hearted social history of Kew, peopled with the many Hanoverian Kings, Queens and Princes who resided there, as well as courtiers such as the 3rd Earl of Bute, Joseph Banks Fulke Greville and their proteges including William Chambers, William Aiton, Fanny Burney and Sir William Hooker. Alongside Bawden's posters and linocuts, the book is illustrated with the contemporary caricatures of Thomas Rowlandson, George Cruikshank and James Gillray as well as botanical illustrations by Franz Bauer, Evelyn Dunbar and others. The book also reproduces in full Bawden's previously unpublished manuscript guide to Kew Gardens, drawn by the artist when he was just 19, and the redrawn illustrations and maps in Robert Herring's 1930 book Adam and Evelyn at Kew.
Cold Antler Farm : a memoir of growing food and celebrating life on a scrappy six-acre homestead Woginrich, Jenna., author.
Author Jenna Woginrich is mistress of her one-woman farm and is well known for her essays on the mud and mess, the beautiful and tragic, the grime and passion that accompany homesteading. In Cold Antler Farm, her fifth book, she draws our attention to the flow and cycle not of the calendar year, but of the ancient agricultural year: holidays, celebrations, seasonal touchstones, and astronomical events that mark sacred turning points in the seasons.
Herbs for stress & anxiety : how to make and use herbal remedies to strengthen the nervous system Gladstar, Rosemary.
Treat stress, anxiety, depression, and more with simple herbal remedies that strengthen and build a healthy nervous system. Best-selling author and respected herbalist Rosemary Gladstar profiles 21 herbs proven to be effective at soothing common stress symptoms such as panic attacks, depression, headaches, migraines, herpes, and insomnia. Enjoy the herbs in tea decoctions and infusions, take them as capsules or tinctures, and relax in warm baths enhanced by their calming scents.--COVER.
Independence : the tangled roots of the American Revolution Slaughter, Thomas P. (Thomas Paul)
Presents a new interpretation of the American fight for independence that chronicles and clarifies the one hundred fifty-year effort of colonists to escape imperial rule through organized, increasingly intense uprisings.
Animal wisdom : learning from the spiritual lives of animals Bender, Linda, 1950-
How is it that pets are able to travel thousands of miles through unknown territory to reunite with their beloved humans? How can dogs detect cancer with up to a 98 percent accuracy rate, and foresee epileptic or diabetic seizures in their owners? How do animals seem to know an earthquake is coming long before the world's best seismologists? In Animal Wisdom, veterinarian and animal advocate Linda Bender offers a wealth of amazing stories and research-based evidence indicating animals have deeply perceptive--even extrasensory--abilities. She shows us that animals are extremely perceptive, intuitive, and psychic and provides step-by-step practices for honing your natural ability to communicate with them, so that you too can learn to understand their urgent messages about peace, happiness, and the future of the planet. Animal Wisdom is for animal lovers and anyone who seeks a deeper, more spiritual connection to these beautiful creatures.
Some desperate glory : the First World War the poets knew Egremont, Max, 1948-
Examines "the life and work of [the WWI poets--many of whom were killed--which shows not only the war's tragedy but also the hopes and disappointments of a generation of men]: Wilfred Owen with his flaring genius, the intense, compassionate Siegfried Sassoon, the composer Ivor Gurney, Robert Graves, who would later spurn his war poems, the nature-loving Edward Thomas, the glamorous Fabian Socialist Rupert Brooke, and the shell-shocked Robert Nichols--all fought in the war, and their poetry is a bold act of creativity in the face of unprecedented destruction"--Amazon.com.
Within arm's length : a secret service agent's definitive inside account of protecting the president Emmett, Dan, 1955-
"Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The events surrounding the President's death shaped the course of young Emmett's life as he set a goal of becoming a US Secret Service agent--one of a special group of people willing to trade their lives for that of the President, if necessary. Within Arm's Length is the essential book on the Secret Service--a revealing and compelling inside look at the Presidential Protective Division (PPD) with stories from some of the author's more high-profile assignments in his twenty-one years of service, where he provided arm's length protection worldwide for Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush, William Jefferson Clinton, and George W. Bush, both as a member of the PPD and the Counter Assault Team. Dan Emmett describes the professional challenges faced by Secret Service agents as well as the physical and emotional toll that can be inflicted on both agents and their families. Within Arm's Length also shares firsthand details about the duties and challenges of conducting presidential advances, dealing with the media, driving the President in a bullet-proof limousine, running alongside him through the streets of Washington, and flying with him on Air Force One. With fascinating anecdotes, Emmett weaves keen insight into the unique culture and history of the Secret Service and the inner workings of the White House"--
Obama's enforcer : Eric Holder's Justice Department Fund, John, author.
A look inside the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder and the growing list of scandals, congressional investigations, left-wing political activism, and corruption surrounding him pinpoints Holder's misstatements and lies.
150 best sustainable home ideas Zamora Mola, Francesc.
"Features the latest innovations in environmentally friendly home design. From heating and cooling solutions to wind energy systems, solar paneling, thermal glazing, and even Trombe walls, the ideas featured inside are complemented by photographs and architectural plans of gorgeous, sustainable houses around the world."--from cover, page .
The vibrant table : recipes from my always vegetarian, mostly vegan, and sometimes raw kitchen Kassoff, Anya.
How to fix absolutely anything : a homeowner's guide
The real food cookbook : traditional dishes for modern cooks Planck, Nina, 1971-
"When Nina Planck toured to promote her two earlier books, Real Food and Real Food for Mother and Baby, the question she heard most was, "When are you going to write a cookbook?" At long last, The Real Food Cookbook is here. In a dietary landscape overfull with low-carb bread and dubious advice about triglycerides, Planck is revolutionary in her complete embrace of a more old-fashioned and diverse way of eating. Aptly described by the Washington Post as "a cross between Alice Waters and Martha Stewart," Planck showcases traditional, real foods--produce, dairy, meat, fish, eggs--through tempting and straightforward recipes for the beginner or regular home cook. The Real Food Cookbook takes 150 classic dishes, from starters, soups, and salads to the center of the plate, to sweets and the cheese course, and makes them anew, transforming them with Nina's signature approach: using fresh herbs, good butter, seasonal fruits and vegetables, grass-fed and pastured meats, and whole grains. With essays and tips throughout, sharing Nina's own real-food lifestyle, The Real Food Cookbook will provide inspiration for any omnivorous cook or eater. Find recipes for every occasion: a cheese plate with drinks, a family Seder, Easter egg salads, a summer barbecue. Learn how Nina stocks her pantry and where she buys real food. Whether you're preparing the meals or simply eating them, everyone will enjoy the stories, feast on one hundred gorgeous full-color photographs, and beg the family cook to make the meals Nina loves"--
101 kids activities that are the bestest, funnest ever! : the entertainment solution for parents, relatives & babysitters Homer, Holly, author.
Never again will you hear the all too common call of, I'm bored! with this kid pleaser for many ages. Whether your kid is 3, 5 or 12 years old it's hard to keep them entertained all day, or even for a few hours. But now, when they ask to watch television because they're bored, you'll have the perfect solution with this book. 101 Kids Activities That Are the Bestest, Funnest Ever! has time tested, exciting activities to keep your children laughing and learning for hours. Activities range from catapult competitions and spray bottle freeze tag to how to make tissue box monster shoes and melted crayon fabric art. And with outdoor and indoor activities and tips for adjusting according to your child's age, you'll have hours and hours of never-ending fun with your family. This parenting life raft is the perfect way to spend enjoyable quality time with your kids, no matter their age.
Cooking with Amar'e : 100 easy recipes for pros and rookies in the kitchen Stoudemire, Amar'e, author.
The Norm chronicles : stories and numbers about danger and death Blastland, Michael.
"Is it safer to fly or take the train? How dangerous is skydiving? And is eating that extra sausage going to kill you? We've all heard the statistics for risky activities, but what do they mean in the real world? In The Norm Chronicles, journalist Michael Blastland and risk expert David Spiegelhalter explore these questions through the stories of average Norm and an ingenious measurement called the MicroMort-a one in a million chance of dying. They reveal why general anesthesia is as dangerous as a parachute jump, giving birth in the US is nearly twice as risky as in the UK, and that the radiation from eating a banana shaves 3 seconds off your life. An entertaining guide to the statistics of personal risk, The Norm Chronicles will enlighten anyone who has ever worried about the dangers we encounter in our daily lives"--
Out of mind - out of sight : parenting with a partner with Asperger Syndrome (ASD) ; practical steps to saving you and your family Marshack, Kathy J.
Cookie doughlicious : 50 cookie dough recipes for candies, cakes and more Ferroni, Lara.
The polygamous wives writing club : from the diaries of Mormon pioneer women Harline, Paula Kelly, author.
The author delves deep into the diaries and autobiographies of twenty-nine polygamous women of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, providing a rare window into the lives they led and revealing their views and experiences of polygamy, including their well-founded belief that their domestic contributions would help to build a foundation for generations of future Mormons.
Voyager : 101 wonders between Earth and the edge of the cosmos Clark, Stuart (Stuart G.), author.
Korea Reborn : a grateful nation honors war veterans for 60 years of growth.
A retrospective look at the Korean War and the years of prosperity that followed.
Our energy matters : the art of crystal reading : learn how to manifest your heartfelt intentions Marie, Dena.
Something other than God : how I passionately sought happiness and accidentally found it Fulwiler, Jennifer, author.
Jennifer Fulwiler told herself she was happy. Why wouldn't she be? She made good money as a programmer at a hot tech start-up, had just married a guy with a stack of Ivy League degrees, and lived in a twenty-first-floor condo where she could sip sauvignon blanc while watching the sun set behind the hills of Austin. Raised in a happy, atheist home, Jennifer had the freedom to think for herself and play by her own rules. Yet a creeping darkness followed her all of her life. Finally, one winter night, it drove her to the edge of her balcony, making her ask once and for all why anything mattered. At that moment everything she knew and believed was shattered. Asking the unflinching questions about life and death, good and evil, led Jennifer to Christianity, the religion she had reviled since she was an awkward, skeptical child growing up in the Bible Belt. Mortified by this turn of events, she hid her quest from everyone except her husband, concealing religious books in opaque bags as if they were porn and locking herself in public bathroom stalls to read the Bible. Just when Jennifer had a profound epiphany that gave her the courage to convert, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition--and the only treatment was directly at odds with the doctrines of her new-found faith. Something Other Than God is a poignant, profound and often funny tale of one woman who set out to find the meaning of life and discovered that true happiness sometimes requires losing it all.
The remembering process : a surprising (and fun) breakthrough new way to amazing creativity Barrett, Daniel, 1975-
The student loan mess : how good intentions created a trillion-dollar problem Best, Joel.
"Student loan debt in the U.S. now exceeds $1 trillion, more than the nation's credit-card debt. This timely book explains how and why student loans evolved, the concerns they've raised along the way, and how each policy designed to fix student loans winds up making things worse. The authors, a father and son team, provide an intergenerational, interdisciplinary approach to understanding how, over the last 70 years, Americans incrementally, with the best intentions, created our current student loan disaster. They examine the competing interests and shifting societal expectations that contributed to the problem, and offer recommendations for confronting the larger problem of college costs and student borrowing in the future"--
Wildcat currency : how the virtual money revolution is transforming the economy Castronova, Edward, author.
"Private currencies have always existed, from notes printed by individual banks to the S&H Green Stamps that consumers once redeemed for household items. Today's economy has seen an explosion of new forms of monetary exchange not created by the federal government. Credit card companies offer points that can be traded in for a variety of goods and services, from airline miles to online store credit. Online game creators have devised new mediums of electronic exchange that turn virtual money into real money. Meanwhile, real money is increasingly going digital, where it competes with private currencies like Bitcoin. The virtual and the real economic worlds are intermingling more than ever before, raising the possibility that this new money might eventually replace the government-run system of dollars, euros, and yen. Edward Castronova is the leading researcher in this field, a founder of scholarly online game studies and an expert on the economies of virtual worlds. In this dynamic and essential work, he explores the current phenomenon of virtual currencies and what it will mean legally, politically, and economically in the future. In doing so, he provides a fascinating, often surprising discourse on the meaning of money itself-what it is, what we think it is, and how we relate to it on an emotional level"--
Temptations of power : Islamists and illiberal democracy in a new Middle East Hamid, Shadi, 1983-
"In 1989, Francis Fukuyama famously declared that we had reached "the end of history," and that liberal democracy would be the reigning ideology from now on. But Fukuyama failed to reckon with the idea of illiberal democracy. What if majorities, working through the democratic process, decide they would rather not accept gender equality and other human rights norms that Western democracies take for granted? Nowhere have such considerations become more relevant than in the Middle East, where the Arab uprisings of 2011 swept the Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist parties into power. Since then, one question has been on everyone's mind: what do Islamists really want? In Temptations of Power, noted Brookings scholar Shadi Hamid draws on hundreds of interviews with Islamist leaders and rank-and-file activists to offer an in-depth look at the past, present, and future of Islamist parties across the Arab world. The oldest and most influential of these groups, the Muslim Brotherhood, initially dismissed democracy as a foreign import, but eventually chose to participate in Egyptian and Jordanian party politics in the 1980s. These political openings proved short-lived. As repression intensified, though, Islamist parties did not -- as one may have expected -- turn to radicalism. Rather, they embraced the tenets of democratic life, putting aside their dreams of an Islamic state, striking alliances with secular parties, and reaching out to Western audiences for the first time. When the 2011 revolutions took place, Islamists found themselves in an enviable position, but one they were unprepared for. Up until then, the prospect of power had seemed too remote. But, now, freed from repression and with the political arena wide open, they found themselves with an unprecedented opportunity to put their ideas into practice across the region. Groups like the Brotherhood combine the features of political parties and religious movements. However pragmatic they may be, their ultimate goal remains the Islamization of society and the state. When the electorate they represent is conservative as well, they can push their own form of illiberal democracy while insisting they are carrying out the popular will. This can lead to overreach and, at times, significant backlash, as the tragic events in Egypt following the military takeover demonstrated. While the coup and the subsequent crackdown were a devastating blow for the Islamist "project," premature obituaries of political Islam, a running feature of commentary since the 1950s, usually turn out to be just that -- premature. In countries as diverse as Tunisia, Libya, Syria, Egypt, and Yemen, Islamist groups will remain an important force whether in the ranks of opposition or the halls of power. Drawing from interviews with figures like ousted Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, Hamid's account will serve as an essential compass for those trying to understand where the region's varied Islamist groups have come from, and where they might be headed"--
How it feels to be free : black women entertainers and the civil rights movement Feldstein, Ruth, 1965-
India : a short history Robinson, Andrew, 1957- author.
Linda Goodman's Sun signs. Goodman, Linda, 1925-1995.
"How to really know your husband, wife, lover, child, boss, employee, yourself, through astrology"--Cover.
The intuitive way : the definitive guide to increasing your awareness Peirce, Penney.
Node.js in action
Code halos : how the digital lives of people, things, and organizations are changing the rules of business : a playbook for managers Frank, Malcolm.
Amazon beating Borders, Netflix beating Blockbuster, Apple beating Kodak, and the rise of companies like Google, LinkedIn, and Pandora are not isolated or random events. Today's outliers in revenue growth and value creation are winning with a new set of rules. They are dominating by managing the information that surrounds people, organizations, processes, and products-what authors Malcolm Frank, Paul Roehrig, and Ben Pring call Code Halos. This is far beyond "Big Data" and analytics. Code Halos spark new commercial models that can dramatically flip market dominance from industry stalwarts to challengers. In this new book, the authors show leaders how digital innovators and traditional companies can build Code Halo solutions to drive success. The book: Examines the explosion of digital information that now surrounds us and describes the profound impact this is having on individuals, corporations, and societies, Shows how the Crossroads Model can help anticipate and navigate this market shift, Provides examples of traditional firms already harnessing the power of Code Halos including GE's "Brilliant Machines," Disney's theme park "Magic Band," and Allstate's mobile devices and analytics that transform auto insurance. With reasoned insight, new data, real-world cases, and practical guidance, Code Halos shows seasoned executives, entrepreneurs, students, line-of-business owners, and technology leaders how to master the new rules of the Code Halo economy.
It girl crochet : 23 must-have accessories Zientara, Sharon.
Includes patterns for tote, shawl, purse, mittens, belt, wrap, scarf, cap, capelet, and cowl.
New vintage lace : knits inspired by the past Jurgrau, Andrea.
Pondlife : a swimmer's journal Alvarez, A. (Alfred), 1929-
The ponds of Hampstead Heath are small oases, fragments of wild nature nestled in the heart of north-west London. For the best part of his life Al Alvarez - poet, critic, novelist, rock climber and poker player - has swum there almost daily. Alvarez, now in his 80s, chronicles what it is to grow old with humour and honesty - from his relentlessly nagging ankle which makes daily life a struggle, to infuriating bureaucratic battles with the council to keep his disabled person's Blue Badge, the devastating effects of a stroke, and the salvation he finds in the three S's - swimming, sex and sleep.
UBUNTU contributionism : a blueprint for human prosperity Tellinger, Michael, author.
UBUNTU Contributionism A Blueprint For Human Prosperity The path that brought us here as a species is not only filled with lies and deception of unimaginable proportion, but also with continuous manipulation of the human race that goes back thousands of years - all controlled by money. Michael Tellinger has come full circle since his epic 'Slave Species of god' in 2006, by proposing a blueprint for the emancipation of the slave species called humanity. Tellinger exposes the previously misunderstood origins of money and the rise of the royal banking elite that have controlled the world for millennia and continue to do so today through the modern banking families. He points out that money did not evolve from thousands of years of barter and trade, but that it was maliciously introduced to the human race as a tool of absolute control and enslavement. Tellinger makes a strong case that if we do not understand our human origins, we cannot come to terms with why the world is so messed up in the 21st century. He demonstrates that our current situation presents us with a unique opportunity to change the course of our destiny. Michael Tellinger describes how the ancient African philosophy of UBUNTU will allow us to seamlessly move from a divided, money-driven society, to united communities driven by people, their passion for life and their God-given talents. Coming to terms with our enslavement as a species is critical to discovering the path to full enlightenment. UBUNTU Contributionism presents a solid foundation for a new social structure to take us into a new era of true freedom from financial tyranny and real prosperity on every level of human endeavour.
Seventeen stories about Vietnam, the land and its people. They range from Nguyen Huy Thiep's Salt of the Jungle, on a monkey hunt, to Qui The's Scent of the Tiger, on a woman who tames tigers.
Lust in translation : infidelity from Tokyo to Tennessee Druckerman, Pamela.
A strange and surprising journey around the world to examine how and why people cheat on their spouses. From Memphis to Moscow, people cheat on their spouses with astonishing frequency--but even illicit love has rules, and these rules differ radically from country to country. Acclaimed journalist Druckerman decided to investigate extramarital affairs all around the world to discover how different cultures deal with adultery--and her research leads her to believe that both the concept and the consequences of infidelity are far less rigid outside the United States. Americans, she decides, are the least adept at having affairs, have the most trouble enjoying them, and, in the end, suffer the most as a result of them. The rules of fidelity aren't as strict in many other parts of the world because many cultures acknowledge that adultery is an expected, if not acceptable, part of the marriage contract.--From publisher description.
Deliciously vintage : sixty beloved cakes and bakes that stand the test of time Glass, Victoria, author.
David Lynch swerves : uncertainty from Lost highway to Inland empire Nochimson, Martha.
Once upon a dream : from Perrault's Sleeping Beauty to Disney's Maleficent Solomon, Charles, 1950-
With its themes of a beautiful princess, a dashing prince, and love triumphing over powerful magic, "Sleeping Beauty" remains one of the most beloved of all fairy tales. The story was first published by Charles Perrault in 1697. Perrault's vision of the ageless, enchanted princess slumbering in her vine-encrusted tower has fascinated readers and artists for more 300 years--three times as long as the heroine slept. This heavily-illustrated book traces the history of that fascination, which has manifested itself in literature, fine art, poetry, music, and film. The most celebrated cinematic version of Sleeping Beauty is Walt Disney's, the glorious finale of the animated fairy tales he began in 1937 with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs . Although Briar Rose/Aurora was the most beautiful and beautifully animated of the Disney princesses, the film was dominated by Maleficent, Perrault's shriveled old fairy transformed into the epitome of the lovely but terrible sorceress of fantasy literature.
The complete Tightwad gazette : promoting thrift as a viable alternative lifestyle Dacyczyn, Amy.
Shows how to save money by recycling, shopping for bargains, and finding less-expensive alternatives to store-bought foods and products.
Inventing hell : Dante, the Bible and eternal torment Sweeney, Jon M., 1967-
"Hell: The word means terror, darkness, and eternal separation from God. Some people think the Bible is clear about hell, but what if they're mistaken? With gripping narrative and solid scholarship, Sweeney charts hell's "evolution" from the Old Testament underworld Sheol, through history and literature, to the greatest influencer of all: Dante's Inferno. He reveals how the modern idea of hell is based mostly on Dante's imaginative genius-but in the process, he offers a more constructive understanding of the afterlife than ever before. Disturbing and enthralling, Sweeney will forever alter what we think happens to us after we die-and more importantly, he will make us reconsider how we live"--
A family by any other name : exploring queer relationships
At no other time in history have lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) relationships and families been more visible or numerous. A Family by Any Other Name recognizes and celebrates this advance by exploring what "family" means to people today. The anthology includes a wide range of perspectives on queer relationships and families--there are stories on coming out, same-sex marriage, adopting, having biological kids, polyamorous relationships, families without kids, divorce, and dealing with the death of a spouse, as well as essays by straight writers about having a gay parent or child.
Conundrum Morris, Jan, 1926-
Beloved strangers : a memoir Chaudhuri, Maria, author.
"From Dhaka to Jersey City, ... a candid and moving account of growing up and a meditation on why people leave their homes and why they sometimes find it difficult to return. This unforgettable memoir will resonate with anyone carving out a place for herself in the world, straddling two cultures while trying to find a place to belong"--Provided by publisher.
Pendulum magic for beginners : power to achieve all goals Webster, Richard, 1946-
Poison : sinister species with deadly consequences Siddall, Mark Edward, 1966- author.
The curator of invetertebrate zoology at the American Museum of Natural History provides a look at some of the world's most dangerous creatures, discussing their dangerous, sometimes lethal, and occasionally beneficial poisons.
3D printing with Autodesk 123D : create and print 3D objects with 123D, AutoCAD, and Inventor Biehler, John.
The budget-friendly fresh and local diabetes cookbook Mattocks, Charles, author.
Local food traditions can blossom into regional cuisines and offer tastes and memories that last a lifetime. With some smart selections, these cuisines, made with fresh, local ingredients, can also improve your health and the health of your family. What most people don't know? Foods from your local market are an incredible bargain. Chef Charles Mattocks combines his flair for using fresh, locally grown foods with his engaging presentation to offer a budget-friendly taste of what your local farmer's market can bring to your table. Diagnosed recently with type 2 diabetes, Chef Mattocks offers tips on creating and maintaining the perfect pantry, finding fresh foods, and, most important of all, preparing and serving meals that won't break the bank. The Budget-Friendly Fresh and Local Diabetes Cookbook is the perfect collection for those who want to improve their health, take advantage of local and sustainable foods, and save money at the same time.
Canning and preserving Sebben-Krupka, Trish, author.
If you have plentiful produce from your garden or your local farmers' market, you need to use it up, or better yet, put it up so you can enjoy it all winter! This guide is packed with easy-to-follow steps for all kinds of food preservation techniques, to help you make the most of your bounty.
Got religion? : how churches, mosques, and synagogues can bring young people back Riley, Naomi Schaefer.
Why are young people dropping out of religious institutions? Can anything be done to reverse the trend? In Got Religion?, Naomi Schaefer Riley examines the reasons for the defection, why we should care, and how some communities are successfully addressing the problem.
Welcome to the desert of the real : five essays on September 11 and related dates Žižek, Slavoj.
Stocks for the long run : the definitive guide to financial market returns & long-term investment strategies Siegel, Jeremy J.
"The stock-investing classic--updated to help you win consistently in the chaotic, post-meltdown global economy. Now in its fifth edition, Stocks for the Long Run includes Jeremy Siegel's highly anticipated analysis of the sub-prime crash, the financial crisis, and resulting world-wide recession. This new edition also includes a deeper focus on international investing and emerging markets."--
The Nolan Ryan beef & barbecue cookbook : recipes from a Texas kitchen Ryan, Nolan, 1947- author.
A change of appetite : where healthy meets delicious Henry, Diana.
Yucatán : recipes from a culinary expedition Sterling, David, 1951-
Cape Town & Garden Route Williams, Lizzie, author.
Trauma red : the making of a surgeon in war and in America's cities Rhee, Peter, 1961- author.
Pottery & porcelain ceramics price guide
Created specifically to serve the needs of a wide variety of collectors, dealers, and those who simply enjoy ceramics. Features more than 1,500 color images, descriptions, and prices coupled with maker marks and vital historical information.
Day hiking Snoqualmie region : Cascade Foothills, I-90 Corridor, Alpine lakes Nelson, Dan A., author.
The book of Dolores Vollmann, William T., author.
Pure & special : gourmet Indian vegetarian cuisine Mittal, Vidhu.
Presents a collection of Indian vegetarian recipes with step-by-step photographs for each and offers menu selections and ingredient descriptions.
Pacific Northwest foraging : 120 wild and flavorful edibles from Alaska blueberries to wild hazelnuts Deur, Douglas, 1969- author.
The Pacific Northwest is a veritable feast for foragers. The forests, meadows, streambanks, and even the weedy margins of neighborhoods are home to a surprising number of delicious wild edible plants. Douglas Deur, a lifetime Northwest forager, shares his insights and experiences, showing you what to look for, when and where to look, and how to gather in a responsible way. Pacific Northwest Foraging is a hardworking guide packed with detailed information and clear photography for the safe identification of more than 120 wild plants. It also features a seasonal guide for foraging year-round and collecting tips for sustainable harvesting. It is applicable to Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and southeast Alaska.
Sustainable homebrewing : an all-organic approach to crafting great beer Loftus, Amelia Slayton.
"Amelia Slayton Loftus shares her expert knowledge in this comprehensive guide that includes everything homebrewers of all levels need to know to brew delicious, organic beer. She covers the whys and hows of organic brewing, things to consider when buying equipment, and everything you need to know about organic ingredients (what makes them different, how to get them, and how to make substitutions). She also offers more than 30 irresistible recipes. You'll learn how to brew sustainably by growing ingredients yourself, recycling water, using solar energy, and achieving zero waste. Loftus also includes information on developing new recipes, tips for honing competition skills, and a tasting guide to different beer styles."--
The Meat Hook meat book : buy, butcher, and cook your way to better meat Mylan, Tom, author.
Buying large, unbutchered pieces of meat from a local farm or butcher shop means knowing where and how your food was raised, and getting meat that is more reasonably priced. It means getting what you want, not just what a grocery store puts out for sale--and tailoring your cuts to what you want to cook, not the other way around. For the average cook ready to take on the challenge, The Meat Hook Meat Book is the perfect guide: equal parts cookbook and butchering handbook, it will open readers up to a whole new world--start by cutting up a chicken, and soon you'll be breaking down an entire pig, creating your own custom burger blends, and throwing a legendary barbecue (hint: it will include The Man Steak--the be-all and end-all of grilling one-upmanship--and a cooler full of ice-cold cheap beer). This first cookbook from meat maven Tom Mylan, co-owner of The Meat Hook, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is filled with more than 60 recipes and hundreds of photographs and clever illustrations to make the average cook a butchering enthusiast. With stories that capture the Meat Hook experience, even those who haven't shopped there will become fans.
Your defiant child : 8 steps to better behavior Barkley, Russell A., 1949-
"More than 100,000 families have found a way to end constant power struggles with defiant, aggressive, "impossible" kids, thanks to this accessible bestseller. Leading expert Russell A. Barkley translates cutting-edge research into a practical, doable system that leads to lasting behavior change. Eight simple steps--based on praise, rewards, and mild discipline--are illustrated with helpful examples. Parents get crucial encouragement and troubleshooting tips for implementing the approach consistently, even on the worst of days. Thoroughly revised, the second edition reflects 15 years' worth of research advances and Dr. Barkley's ongoing experiences with parents and kids. It offers updated resources, greater flexibility, and a more positive, affirming tone. Helpful forms and worksheets are included, purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print these materials in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size"--
Money : how the destruction of the dollar threatens the global economy--and what we can do about it Forbes, Steve, 1947-
"Illustrates that sound money is an essential foundation for a free and prosperous society and that the Federal Reserve's current policies are a greater threat to the economic future of the U.S. than government deficit spending"--Provided by publisher.
Bringing down Gaddafi : on the ground with the Libyan rebels Netto, Andrei, author.
The forest people Turnbull, Colin M.
This classic work describes the author's experiences while living with the BaMbuti Pygmies, not as a clinical observer, but as their friend learning their customs and sharing their daily life. Turnbull conveys the lives and feelings of the BaMbuti whose existence centers on their intense love for their forest world, which, in return for their affection and trust, provides their every need. We witness their hunting parties and nomadic camps, their love affairs and ancient ceremonies -- the molimo, in which they praise the forest as provider, protector, and deity, the elima, in which the young girls come of age, and the nkumbi circumcision rites, in which the villagers of the surrounding non-Pygmy tribes attempt to impose their culture on the Pygmies, whose forest home they dare not enter.
Arduino robot bonanza McComb, Gordon.
"Create high-tech walking, talking, and thinking robots. Breathe life into the robots of your dreams--without advanced electronics or programming skills. Arduino robot bonanza shows you how to build autonomous robots using ordinary tools and common parts. Learn how to wire things up, program your robot's brain, and add your own unique flair"--Page 4 of cover.
Steven Raichlen's BBQ USA : 425 fiery recipes from all across America Raichlen, Steven.
Collects over four hundred barbecue recipes from across the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada, including appetizers, soups, and entrees, accompanied by numerous tips and techniques.
Crown of the continent : the wildest Rockies Gnam, Steven, photographer, writer of added text.
Far from the beaten path for many Americans, our northern Rocky Mountains feature two popular national parks, fertile ranch land, and some of the most unspoiled and intact landscapes in North America. This so-called Crown of the Continent is also the largest wildlife corridor in the Lower 48 and remains undivided by highways and cities. Photographer Steven Gnam's sumptous and striking photos reveal the region in all its moods, bringing the rugged and lush landscapes, the big megafauna and small critters, the popular recreation and personal lives up close in vivid detail. His images will inspire pride in Crown residents and encourage visitors to dig deeper to create greater public awareness for this American treasure.
Do fathers matter? : what science is telling us about the parent we've overlooked Raeburn, Paul.
An award-winning journalist and father of five discusses the various stages of fatherhood, revealing the profound physiological connections between children and fathers, from conception through adolescence and into adulthood--and the importance of the relationship between mothers and fathers. In the process, he challenges the legacy of Freud and mainstream views of parental attachment, and also explains how we can become better parents ourselves.
Invisibles : the power of anonymous work in an age of relentless self-promotion Zweig, David, author.
The most dangerous book : the battle for James Joyce's Ulysses Birmingham, Kevin.
An account of the dramatic writing of and fight to publish James Joyce's "Ulysses" reveals how the now classic book was the subject of a landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933 that overturned key censorship laws.
The Romanov sisters : the lost lives of the daughters of Nicholas and Alexandra Rappaport, Helen.
"They were the Princess Dianas of their day--perhaps the most photographed and talked about young royals of the early twentieth century. The four captivating Russian Grand Duchesses--Olga, Tatiana, Maria and Anastasia Romanov--were much admired for their happy dispositions, their looks, the clothes they wore and their privileged lifestyle. Over the years, the story of the four Romanov sisters and their tragic end in a basement at Ekaterinburg in 1918 has clouded our view of them, leading to a mass of sentimental and idealized hagiography. With this treasure trove of diaries and letters from the grand duchesses to their friends and family, we learn that they were intelligent, sensitive and perceptive witnesses to the dark turmoil within their immediate family and the ominous approach of the Russian Revolution, the nightmare that would sweep their world away, and them along with it. The Romanov Sisters sets out to capture the joy as well as the insecurities and poignancy of those young lives against the backdrop of the dying days of late Imperial Russia, World War I and the Russian Revolution. Rappaort aims to present a new and challenging take on the story, drawing extensively on previously unseen or unpublished letters, diaries and archival sources, as well as private collections. It is a book that will surprise people, even aficionados"--
The murder of Marilyn Monroe : case closed Margolis, Jay.
Dodge 100 years DeLorenzo, Matt, 1953-
"It was 1900 when Horace and John Dodge founded the Dodge Brothers Company, in a machine shop in Detroit, Michigan. The high-quality components they produced advanced the dawn of the American automotive industry, appearing in the famous Curved Dash Olds and Henry Ford's Model A. Soon, the brothers became the exclusive supplier to Ford, a position they would hold for over a decade before striking on their own in 1913 to produce their first car a year later. In Dodge 100 Years, renowned automotive journalist Matt DeLorenzo provides an unrivaled chronicle of Dodge throughout the past century. Starting with the company's modest beginnings in 1900, DeLorenzo recounts the brothers' decision to venture into full auto manufacturing, their untimely deaths in 1920, and the company's purchase by Chrysler in 1928. The book's rich history also tells the tale of Dodge's role in the "arsenal of democracy" during World War II and its iconic lineup during the late 1950s. The Dodge story is not without its struggles, though: while the division played a key part in the muscle-car wars of the 1960s and early '70s, the oil crisis of 1973 took its toll on Dodge and Chrysler as other manufacturers moved toward more efficient models. But under the strong leadership of Lee Iacocca from 1979 onward, Dodge reasserted itself with such vehicles as the K-car and the Caravan minivan. The Dodge story wouldn't be complete without speaking to its iconic performance cars like the Viper, Challenger, and Charger, as well as what's in store for its future as indicated by the innovative Dart. Dodge 100 Years is more than a tale of classic American perseverance, it is a celebration of one of America's most beloved and enduring automotive brands. "--
Michael Jackson, Inc : the rise, fall and rebirth of a billion-dollar empire Greenburg, Zack O'Malley.
Chronicles the rise and fall of Michael Jackson's billion-dollar business, revealing how his pioneering merchandising practices and savvy investment strategies reshaped the monetization of fame while paving the way for future artists.
In Shackleton's wake Fuchs, Arved.
Mullahs, merchants, and militants : the economic collapse of the Arab world Glain, Stephen.
Predicts the collapse of the Arabian empire in the face of corrupt leadership and state inadequacy, comparing the region's technologically pioneering and culturally dominating status of a thousand years ago to the needed reforms of the present day.
At the fights : inside the world of professional boxing Schatz, Howard, 1940-
Text and photographs looks at professional boxing, focusing on boxers, managers, trainers, promoters, club fighters and many others.
Lethal beauty : Samurai weapons and armor Marks, Andreas.
Complete Latin Betts, Gavin, author.
Get started in modern Hebrew Gilboa, Shula.
Complete Danish Elsworth, Bente, author.
Get started in Gujarati Dwyer, Rachel, author.
The carnivore's man!festo : eating well, eating responsibly, and eating meat Martins, Patrick.
We have evolved as meat eaters, proclaims Patrick Martins, and it's futile to deny it. But, given the destructive forces of the fast-food industry and factory farming, we need to make smart, informed choices about the food we eat and where it comes from. In 50 short chapters, Martins cuts through organized zealotry and the misleading jargon of food labeling to outline realistic steps everyone can take to be part of the sustainable-food movement. With wit, and insight, and no small amount of provocation, THE CARNIVORE'S MANIFESTO is both a revolutionary call to arms and a rollicking good read that will inspire, engage, and challenge anyone interested in the way we eat today.
Denali's howl : the deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak Hall, Andy, author.
"Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley-known to the locals as Denali-one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. Journalist Andy Hall, son of the park superintendent at the time, investigates the tragedy. He spent years tracking down survivors, lost documents, and recordings of radio communications. In Denali's Howl, Hall reveals the full story of an expedition facing conditions conclusively established here for the first time: At an elevation of nearly 20,000 feet, these young men endured an "arctic super blizzard," with howling winds of up to 300 miles an hour and wind chill that freezes flesh solid in minutes. All this without the high-tech gear and equipment climbers use today. As well as the story of the men caught inside the storm, Denali's Howl is the story of those caught outside it trying to save them-Hall's father among them. The book gives readers a detailed look at the culture of climbing then and now and raises uncomfortable questions about each player in this tragedy. Was enough done to rescue the climbers, or were their fates sealed when they ascended into the path of this unprecedented storm?"--
Salt Waheed, Nayyirah.
Murder myself, murder I am Keehner, Jon.
"In the early morning hours of May 2, 1990, my step-father, Rich Duncan, checked out of the Motel 6 in Moses Lake, Washington and traveled over the North Cascades Highway enroute to his home in Duvall, Washington. He was supposed to be home by four o'clock that afternoon. Two days later, police discovered his abandoned car in the small town of Darrington, Washington. As my mother desperately struggled to get law enforcement to help find her husband, his killer set out to cover up his crime and evade detection. Once he was eventually captured, the shocking truth about the killer's violent past and early release from prison deepened my mother's resolve on her relentless quest to ensure, that despite a favorable plea deal that would have released him on January 27, 2014, that he would never walk free again"--Cover, p. .
Lost race of the giants : the mystery of their culture, influence, and decline throughout the world Chouinard, Patrick.
"An exploration of mythological and archaeological evidence for prehistoric giants"--Provided by publisher.
Dr. Abravanel's body type diet and lifetime nutrition plan Abravanel, Elliot D.
Arduino adventures : escape from Gemini station Kelly, James F. (James Floyd)
"By the end of the book, you'll learn how to: Install and configure Arduino's programming environment, Use LEDs, resistors, and other basic electronic components, Build and test electronic circuits involving breadboards and basic wiring, Program behavior using the Arduino Programming Language, Interface with and influence the physical world through motors and sensors, Assemble and program an actual robot you can show off to friends and family."--P.  of cover.
Doré's London : all 180 illustrations from London, a pilgrimage Doré, Gustave, 1832-1883.
"London in the middle of the 1800s was a subject sketched endlessly by artists, studied by social reformers, and discussed by writers. This comprehensive collection of drawings by Gustave Dore, France's most celebrated graphic artist of the period, presents all 180 drawings from the artist's 1872 classic presentation, London, A Pilgrimage. A panoramic portrait of that engrossing city, the collection ranges from images of fashionable ladies riding in a sunlit park to ragged wretches in a shadowy side street. Here are remarkably perceptive sketches of workaday London, busy marketplaces, the Christy Minstrels, a waterman's family, thieves gambling, the Devils' Acre in Westminster, flower girls, waifs and strays, a wedding at the Abbey, provincials in search of lodgings, a garden party, prisoners in the Newgate exercise yard (a scene that so greatly impressed Vincent van Gogh that he copied it in a painting), stalls at Covent Garden Opera House, and many other scenes that capture the London of a bygone era. Taken from a volume that is widely regarded as the illustrator's greatest single work, the drawings in this collection will delight Dore admirers and anyone fascinated by the many aspects of Victorian London. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
Chesterton and Tolkien as theologians : the fantasy of the real Milbank, Alison, 1954-
In this book, Alison Milbank examines Chesterton's theology of gift as the means by which magic can become 'real,' thereby enabling characters to enter into reciprocal relations that connect them with the divine. Each chapter moves to apply these ideas to Tolkien's Lord of the Ring, presenting the argument that Tolkien's fiction can be viewed as the work of a Catholic writer steeped in Chestertonian ideas, and sharing his literary-theological poetics. --From publisher's description.
Follow the rabbit-proof fence Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014.
Questions for the Dalai Lama : answers on love, success, happiness & the meaning of life Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- author.
Shamanic regalia in the Far North Anawalt, Patricia Rieff, 1924- author.
On the High Line La Farge, Annik, author.
Jesus now : unveiling the present-day ministry of Christ Viola, Frank, author.
During His ministry on earth, Jesus of Nazareth spent most of His time healing the sick, casting out demons, training disciples, teaching the people, and preaching the kingdom of God. But what is Jesus Christ doing today? What is His present-day ministry?
Uncertain justice : the Roberts Court and the Constitution Tribe, Laurence H., author.
"From Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts has profoundly affected American life. Yet the court remains a mysterious institution, and the motivations of the nine men and women who serve for life are often obscure. Now, in Uncertain Justice, Laurence Tribe and Joshua Matz show the surprising extent to which the Roberts Court is revising the meaning of our Constitution. This essential book arrives at a make-or-break moment for the nation and the court. Political gridlock, cultural change, and technological progress mean that the court's decisions on key topics--including free speech, privacy, voting rights, and presidential power--could be uniquely durable. Acutely aware of their opportunity, the justices are rewriting critical aspects of constitutional law and redrawing the ground rules of American government. Tribe--one of the country's leading constitutional lawyers--and Matz dig deeply into the court's recent rulings, stepping beyond tired debates over judicial "activism" to draw out hidden meanings and silent battles. The undercurrents they reveal suggest a strikingly different vision for the future of our country, one that is sure to be hotly debated. Filled with original insights and compelling human stories, Uncertain Justice illuminates the most colorful story of all--how the Supreme Court and the Constitution frame the way we live"--
The bread machine cookbook German, Donna Rathmell, author.
Brain rules for baby : how to raise a smart and happy child from zero to five Medina, John, 1956- author.
The best-selling author of Brain Rules extends his popular plan to infants, sharing what the latest science says about raising smart and happy children, in a book that includes such advice as: TV is harmful for children under 2, the best predictor of academic performance is a child's level of self-control, praising effort is better than praising intelligence and much more. --Publishers description.
Innovative state : how new technologies can transform government Chopra, Aneesh P. (Aneesh Paul), 1972-
Drawing on interviews with tech and policy leaders, the first chief technology officer of the United States, inspired by private sector trailblazers, offers a look at how open government can establish a new paradigm for the twenty-first century.
Cocktail culture : recipes & techniques from behind the bar Soole, Shawn, 1980-
Knitting reimagined : an innovative approach to structure and shape with 25 breathtaking projects Epstein, Nicky.
The everygirl's guide to diet and fitness : how I lost 40 lbs and kept it off-- and how you can too! Menounos, Maria, 1978- author.
TV host and journalist Maria Menounos was once more than forty pounds overweight, low on energy, and often sick. Desperate for a change, she tried a wide array of diet and exercise fads--with zero success. Like most EveryGirl out there, Maria lacked the time, money, energy, and willpower to get in shape. Determined to overcome those obstacles, Maria spent a year developing commonsense diet, exercise, and lifestyle techniques that transcended traditional nutrition and weight-loss plans. Now, applying those techniques and bolstered by the wisdom, insight, and secrets of some of the world's leading health and fitness experts--as well as the glamorous, superfit superstars she interviews regularly--Maria has created the ultimate no-time, no-money, no-willpower guide to losing weight, getting fit, and gaining long-term health and success.
Winter cocktails : mulled ciders, hot toddies, punches, pitchers, and cocktail party snacks Sacasa, Maria del Mar, author.
The new braiding handbook : 60 modern twists on classic hairstyles Smith, Abby, author.
A year with Six Sisters' Stuff : 52 menu plans, recipes, and ideas to bring families together.
Compilation of 52 weekly menu plans to help make dinnertime fun and easy for families.
An unquiet mind Jamison, Kay R.
Transcendental meditation in America : how a New Age movement remade a small town in Iowa Weber, Joseph, author.
What's in a phrase? : pausing where scripture gives you pause McEntyre, Marilyn Chandler, 1949-
Prince Valiant Foster, Harold R. (Harold Rudolf), 1892-1982.
"Universally acclaimed as the most stunningly gorgeous adventure comic strip of all time, Prince Valiant ran for 35 years under the virtuoso pen of its creator, Hal Foster. (Such was its popularity that today, decades after Foster's death, it continues to run under different hands.) The giant Sunday-funnies pages (Valiant ran only on Sundays) gave Foster a huge canvas upon which he was able to limn epic swordfights, stunning scenes of pomp and pageantry, and some of the most beautiful human beings-- male and female-- ever to appear in comics. And he matched his nonpareil visual sense with the narrative instincts of a born storyteller, propelling his daring young hero from one crisis to another with barely a panel to catch one's breath. Prince Valiant has previously been widely available only in re-colored, somewhat degraded editions (now out of print and fetching collectors' prices). Thanks to advances in production technology and newly available original proof sheets, this new series from the industry leader in quality strip classics is the first to feature superb restored artwork that captures every delicate line and chromatic nuance of Foster's original masterpiece. Comic strip aficionados will be ecstatic, and younger readers who enjoy a classic adventure yarn will be bowled over"--Publisher's web site.
The bicycling big book of cycling for beginners : everything a new cyclist needs to know to gear up and start riding Bortman, Tori.
"The indispensable, must-have guide for anyone looking to gear up and start pedaling. Bicycling is undergoing a renaissance in this country as millions of people are taking to the streets in this nostalgic, beloved pastime. From purchasing one's first bike to learning all its different components, Bicycling Big Book of Cycling for Beginners is the go-to guide for any beginning cyclist's collection. The vast territory of cycling and its facets will become a welcome terrain for any rider who wants to ride smarter, faster, and safer using this incredible wealth of knowledge. As the sales of new bicycles increase every year, these helpful tips will educate and inform beginning cyclists so they perform to their maximum potential, all while having fun. Trusted bicycle consultant Tori Bortman distills the essentials every beginning cyclist needs to know. She covers different types of rides, the components of bicycles, proper cycling clothing and equipment, basic road skills, nutrition, training, maintenance, and how to ride for a cause. She also explores how to approach cycling from the conceptual beginnings into tangible, real-time facts about riding as a new cyclist, as well as elaborating on the bountiful health benefits of cycling, including weight loss, stress reduction, and boosted immunity. This is the ultimate guide to bicycling know-how for beginning cyclists"--
Carsick Waters, John, 1946-
"John Waters is putting his life on the line. Armed with wit, a pencil-thin mustache, and a cardboard sign that reads 'I'm not psycho,' he hitchhikes across America from Baltimore to San Francisco, braving lonely roads and treacherous drivers. But who should we be more worried about: the delicate film director with genteel manners or the unsuspecting travelers transporting the Pope of Trash?"--Dust jacket flap.
The healthy coconut flour cookbook : more than 100 grain-free, gluten-free, Paleo-friendly recipes for every occasion Kerwien, Erica, 1962-
"Coconut flour is quickly becoming one of the most popular flours on the market today. It contains no gluten and no grain, and is also low in digestive carbs, making it a favorite among paleo, primal, gluten-free, and low-glycemic dieters. In addition to what coconut flour doesn't contain, what it does contain is just as impressive. Not only is it packed with protein, but it also contains four times more fiber than oat bran, just a few tablespoons provides you with between 28% to 50% of your daily required intake!Unlike gluten-free flour mixes, coconut flour may be used on its own and contains only one, all-natural ingredient: coconut! Its pure, slightly sweet taste is subtle enough that even coconut haters won't be able to detect it, and it lends itself perfectly to baked goods, creating results far superior to other gluten-free treats. One bite of light and moist coconut flour bread will have you addicted! With The Coconut Flour Cookbook, you'll learn how to bake wonderful breads, muffins, cakes, and more with this amazing flour, which is now easy to find in most grocery stores and online"--
Faithless execution : building the political case for Obama's impeachment McCarthy, Andrew C.
The author makes an argument for the impeachment of President Obama for overstepping the bounds of the powers of the President as laid out in the Constitution.
The tapping solution for weight loss & body confidence : a woman's guide to stressing less, weighing less, and loving more Ortner, Jessica, 1985- author.
"Many women live their lives believing that they can't ask for what they want until they change something they're unhappy with. No promotion until they get new skills. No relationship until they establish their career. No fulfillment until they find love. One of the most common conditions women place on themselves is weight loss--no love until they lose weight, no sex until they lose weight, no happiness until they lose weight. But Jessica Ortner, co-producer of the highly successful documentary on meridian tapping, The Tapping Solution, offers women a better choice. Why not lose the weight and create the life you've always dreamt of?As a culture obsessed with weight loss, we all know the latest fads that claim to help us drop pounds instantly. What often isn't discussed is the science behind the issue and how learning to deal with stress can promote and accelerate weight loss. Not only does stress create an overabundance of cortisol that is directly related to abdominal obesity, it also impacts behavior, supporting bad habits, including using food to deal with difficult emotions and painful situations.In this groundbreaking book, Jessica uses tapping to help tackle the stress that leads to weight gain--including the personal stresses of low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. Using her own struggles with weight loss, along with success stories of some of the thousands of women she's worked with, Jessica walks readers through the process of discovering their personal power and self-worth.Her program is based on extensive research into the benefits and success of tapping and the hormones involved in stress and weight gain. In this book she guides readers through a proven process of overcoming their dependency on food. She covers everything from the emotional aspects of overeating and cravings, to how to find joy in exercise, the power of pleasure, and how our families and friends may inadvertently add to the problem.With hope, heart, humor, and science, Jessica weaves a path to a happy, healthy life full of confidence and joy"--
Persona non grata : the death of free speech in the Internet age Flanagan, Thomas, 1944-, author.
In February 2013, Tom Flanagan, acclaimed academic, University of Calgary professor, and former advisor to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, made comments surrounding the issue of viewing child pornography that were tweeted from the event he was speaking at and broadcast worldwide. In the time it took to drive from Lethbridge to his home in Calgary, Flanagan's career and reputation were virtually in tatters. Every media outlet made the story front-page news, most of them deriding Flanagan and casting him as a pariah.
Papyrus : the plant that changed the world, from ancient Egypt to today's water wars Gaudet, John J., author.
Offers an examination of the papyrus plant, looking at the important role it played in ancient Egyptian culture as a source of paper, as well as its unique properties that could help combat ecological and social problems in the modern world.
The memory book Lorayne, Harry.
Unleash the hidden power of your mind through Harry Lorayne and Jerry Lucas's simple, fail-safe memory system, and you can become more effective, more imaginative, and more powerful, at work, at school, in sports and play. Discover how easy it is to: file phone numbers, data, figures, and appointments right in your head, learn foreign words and phrases with ease, read with speed--and greater understanding, shine in the classroom--and shorten study hours, dominate social situations, and more.
Essential sewing reference tool Crim, Carla Hegeman.
This comprehensive, must-have book, Essential Sewing Reference Tool, by Carla Hegeman Crim, is an indispensable guide for anyone who sews (or wants to start). Organized for easy readability and usage, it covers everything you need to know whether you're making home decor, clothing, or accessories. Contents include an extensive overview on tools and materials, step-by-step instructions on various seams and finishes, information on zipper installation, size conversion charts, more than 300 how-to photographs, and so much more.
The evolution of a corporate idealist : when girl meets oil Bader, Christine.
"There is an invisible army of people deep inside the world's biggest and best-known companies, pushing for safer and more responsible practices. They are trying to prevent the next Rana Plaza factory collapse, the next Deepwater Horizon explosion, the next Foxconn labor abuses. Obviously, they don't always succeed. Christine Bader was one of those people. She loved BP and then-CEO John Browne's lofty rhetoric on climate change and human rights -- until a string of fatal BP accidents, Browne's abrupt resignation under a cloud of scandal, and the start of Tony Hayward's tenure as chief executive, which would end with the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Bader's story of working deep inside the belly of the beast is unique in its details, but not in its themes: of feeling like an outsider both inside the company (accused of being a closet activist) and out (assumed to be a corporate shill), of getting mixed messages from senior management, of being frustrated with corporate life but committed to pushing for change from within. The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist: Girl Meets Oil is based on Bader's experience with BP and then with a United Nations effort to prevent and address human rights abuses linked to business. Using her story as its skeleton, Bader weaves in the stories of other "Corporate Idealists" working inside some of the world's biggest and best-known companies"--
The Mountain Poems of Stonehouse Qinggong, 1272-1352, author.
The complete Peanuts : 1991 to 1992 Schulz, Charles M. (Charles Monroe), 1922-2000, author, illustrator.
Aperture magazine anthology : the Minor White years, 1952-1976
Published on the occasion of Aperture's sixtieth anniversary, this first-ever anthology of critical writings--from the magazine's founders and others central to the formation of midcentury American photography--addresses issues that are still fundamental to the medium. How does one "read" a photograph? What are the boundaries of the photographic medium?
Paleo dog : give your best friend a long life, healthy weight, and freedom from illness by nurturing his inner wolf Hofve, Jean.
The people vs. Barack Obama : the criminal case against the Obama administration Shapiro, Ben.
"New York Times bestselling author Ben Shapiro presents a comprehensive case against Barack Obama's abuses of power during his time in office. From the DOJ to the NSA, from the EPA to the Department of Health and Human Services, Barack Obama's administration has become a labyrinth of corruption and overreach touching every aspect of Americans' lives. The People vs. Barack Obama strips away the soft media picture of the Obama administration to reveal a regime motivated by pure, unbridled power and details how each scandal has led to dozens of instances of as-yet-unprosecuted counts of espionage, involuntary manslaughter, violation of internal revenue laws, bribery, and obstruction of justice. The story of the Obama administration is a story of abuse, corruption, and venality on the broadest scale ever to spring from the office of the presidency. President Obama may be the culmination of a century of government growth--but more important, he is the apotheosis of the imperial presidency. Obama chooses when to enforce immigration laws, delays his own Obamacare proposals when it is politically convenient to do so, micromanages the economy, attacks the Supreme Court, Congress, and the sovereign states. And he proclaims that he alone is the voice of the people while encroaching on their rights. In The People vs. Barack Obama, Ben Shapiro brings Obama into the people's court and addresses each of his abuses of power"--
Trading with the enemy : the covert economy during the American Civil War Leigh, Philip, author.
The ultimate protein pow(d)er cookbook : think outside the shake Sward, Anna, author.
Provides easy-to-follow recipes for protein bars, breads, quiches, pizza, muffins, pancakes, cookies, cakes, and more.
Fresh pantry : eat seasonally, cook smart & learn to love your vegetables Pennington, Amy, 1974-
Learning Linocut : a comprehensive guide to the art of relief printing through linocut Yeates, Susan.
"Learning Linocut is an exciting and detailed guide to the art of relief printing by exploring linocut. The book takes the reader on a comprehensive tour of the whole creative process, from generating ideas and setting up a studio space to cutting techniques, mark-making and printing a lino block. The book also covers more complex techniques for multiple-colored linocuts including the reduction technique, the key-block system and experimental linocutting. Learning Linocut contains plenty of easy to follow step-by-step guides (illustrated by color photos), interesting and innovative suggestions of ways to work with lino and even useful 'tips' from the author providing extra pointers for things to try next. The linocut techniques discussed in this book can either be carried out at home or in a professional printmaking studio."--From publisher's website.
Prayer medicine : how to dance, cry, sing, meditate, wrestle, love & pray your way to healing Savary, Louis M.
Running from giants : the Holocaust through the eyes of a child Ackerman, Margareta, 1983-
The scent of scandal : greed, betrayal, and the world's most beautiful orchid Pittman, Craig.
Subtle worlds : an explorer's field notes Spangler, David, 1945-
In this book David Spangler provides a series of maps to places where the soul can find nourishment, joy and understanding of the subtle world.
Walking Jane Austen's London : [a tour guide for the modern traveller] Allen, Louise, 1949-
Includes nine walking tours of the London Jane Austen knew personally, and also of the settings of her novels.
When grief calls forth the healing : a memoir of losing a twin Morgan, Mary R.
In 1961, Michael Rockefeller, son of then-governor of New York State Nelson A. Rockefeller, mysteriously disappeared off the remote coast of southern New Guinea. Amid the glare of international public interest, the governor, along with his daughter Mary, Michael's twin, set off on a futile search, only to return empty handed and empty hearted. What followed were Mary's twenty-seven-year repression of her grief and an unconscious denial of her twin's death, which haunted her relationships and controlled her life. In this startlingly frank and moving memoir, Mary R. Morgan struggles to claim an individual identity, which enables her to face Michael's death and the huge loss it engendered. With remarkable honesty, she shares her spiritually evocative healing journey and her story of moving forward into a life of new beginnings and meaning, especially in her work with others who have lost a twin. "The sea change began one November day in 1961. I remember the moment before. A window in the corner of my parents' living room drew my attention. A windblown branch from an azalea bush scratched the surface of the glass, making a discordant sound. My father stands out clearly, his figure powerful and solid next to the soft, down-pillowed sofa. By the window, my two brothers and I are clustered around my mother, wary, and watching him. It was barely two months since Father had separated from her. And just days before, he'd called a press conference, choosing to publicly expose his affair and his decision to remarry. Father held a yellow cablegram in his hand. Mike, my twin brother, was missing off the coast of New Guinea. Missing . . . The 's' sound. Like a thin knife, it slipped deep inside me. No resistance, just a sharp, knowing pain and then shimmering silence" -Adapted from Chapter One.
Why, God, why? : how to be delivered from confusion Meyer, Joyce, 1943-
"Why not us?" : a chronology of the Seattle Seahawks' first Super Bowl championship season Arnold, Mark, author.
After reading Pete Carroll's book "Win Forever" I had a really good feeling about the Seattle Seahawks and their 2013 NFL season. Call it a premonition, but I kind of knew this would be the year they would go to and win their first Super Bowl. Having this awareness at the outset of the season, I realized that I had an opportunity: why not create a week by week chronology of the season as it progressed, documenting the team's exploits as they advanced through the campaign to the Big Game? I am also a blogger and I thought it would be cool to publish my reports, both as the season went along as a blog, and after it was over as a book. So that is what I did, and that is what you have in "Why Not Us? A Chronology of the Seattle Seahawks' First Super Bowl Championship Season". If you are a "Twelve" or just a fan of football, you will love it!
Watch dogs Hodgson, David S. J, author.
Olive odyssey : searching for the secrets of the fruit that seduced the world Angus, Julie.
Daughter of the king Lansky, Sandra, 1937- author.
The only daughter of the gangster legend Meyer Lansky opens up about her life as a wild child of the 1950s, her heartbreak and tragedy-- including the insanity of her mother and the crippling handicap of her eldest brother-- and her father's unexpected tenderness.
How the poor can save capitalism : rebuilding the path to the middle class Bryant, John, 1966-
"This book has a simple message for business leaders: you help yourselves by helping the poor. Instead of feeling as if the economy is working against them, the poor need to feel they have a stake in it so they will buy your products and put money in the bank. Supporting poor people's efforts to move into the middle class is the only way to enrich everyone, rich and poor alike"--
The serpent's promise : the Bible interpreted through modern science Jones, Steve, 1944- author.
Revisits Bible stories as seen through the lens of modern science, attempting to determine if humans are really descended from Adam and Eve and if Noah's great flood was actually a representation of the end of the Ice Age.
Bling it up! : super cute craft techniques to add decoden sparkle to phone cases, purses, jewelry & more Knight, Choly, author.
Make your accessories super kawaii with the Japanese art of decoden! Inside you'll find 16 outrageously whimsical projects for embellishing your phone case, acrylic nails, sunglasses, toiletries kit, and even your sneakers with impractical indulgence.
The iodine crisis : what you don't know about iodine can wreck your life Farrow, Lynne, author.
The author presents information, case studies and patients' experiences researching and using iodine to counteract bromine exposure as well as diseases such as breast disease and cancer, prostate cancer, thyroid diseases, weight gain and brain fog.
The dog who could fly : the incredible true story of a WWII airman and the four-legged hero who flew at his side Lewis, Damien.
"The true account of a German shepherd who was adopted by the Royal Air Force during World War II, joined in flight missions, and survived everything from crash-landings to parachute bailouts--ultimately saving the life of his owner and dearest friend. In the winter of 1939 in the cold snow of no-man's-land, two loners met and began an extraordinary journey that would turn them into lifelong friends. One was an orphaned puppy, abandoned by his owners as they fled Nazi forces. The other was a different kind of lost soul--a Czech airman bound for the Royal Air Force and the country that he would come to call home. Airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across the tiny German shepherd--whom he named Ant--after being shot down on a daring mission over enemy lines. Unable to desert his charge, Robert hid Ant inside his jacket as he escaped. In the months that followed the pair would save each other's lives countless times as they flew together with Bomber Command. And though Ant was eventually grounded due to injury, he refused to abandon his duty, waiting patiently beside the runway for his master's return from every sortie, and refusing food and sleep until they were reunited. By the end of the war Robert and Ant had become British war heroes, and Ant was justly awarded the Dickin Medal, the 'Animal VC'"--Provided by publisher.
Coming out atheist : how to do it, how to help each other, and why Christina, Greta.
Ginger bliss and the violet fizz : a cocktail lover's guide to mixing drinks using new and classic liqueurs Rathbun, A. J. (Arthur John), 1969-
iOS app development for dummies Feiler, Jesse, author.
Under the table : a Dorothy Parker cocktail guide Fitzpatrick, Kevin C., 1966-
"Few writers have earned Dorothy Parker's reputation for drinking as much or as hard, and fewer still have achieved her notorious skill at wisecracking wit. Kevin C. Fitzpatrick, president of the Dorothy Parker Society, gives us an intoxicating new look at the doyenne of the ripping riposte through the lens she most preferred: the bottom of a glass. A bar book for Parker enthusiasts and literary tipplers alike, Under the Table offers a unique take on Parker, the infamous Algonquin Round Table, and the Jazz Age by profiling and celebrating the drinks that she, her bitter friends, and sweetest enemies enjoyed and discussed. Each entry of this delicious compendium offers a fascinating and lively background of a period cocktail, its ingredients, and the characters associated with it. The book also features a special selection of twenty-first century speakeasy-style recipes from top mixologists from across the country. A complete recipe with detailed instructions forms the centerpiece of each entry, and topping it off are illuminating excerpts from Parker's poems, stories, and other writings that will allow you to enjoy her world from the speakeasies of New York City to the watering holes of Hollywood"--
It happened on the Oregon Trail : remarkable events that shaped history Wagner, Tricia Martineau.
"It Happened on the Oregon Trail [2nd ed.] takes readers on a rollicking, behind-the-scenes look at some of the characters and episodes from the Oregon Trail's storied past. Including both famous tales, and famous names--and little-known heroes, heroines, and happenings"--provided by publisher.
In the shadow of Saint Death : the Gulf Cartel and the price of America's drug war in Mexico Deibert, Michael, author.
It's never too late to play piano : a learn-as-you-play tutor with interactive CD Wedgwood, Pamela.
Appliqué : 25 inspirational sewing projects shown step by step Boase, Petra.
Petra Boase presents a guide to the versatile needlecraft of applique, with 25 original projects specially designed by today's leading craftspeople. Included are over 300 specially commissioned full-colour photographs.
Paying for the party : how college maintains inequality Armstrong, Elizabeth A., author.
In an era of skyrocketing tuition and mounting concern over whether college is "worth it," the authors assess the state of American higher education. They provide a powerful exposé of unmet obligations and misplaced priorities, and explain in vivid detail why so many leave college with so little to show for it. Mapping different pathways available to students at a flagship Midwestern public university, the authors demonstrate that the most well-resourced and seductive route is a "party pathway" anchored in the Greek system, facilitated by the administration--and with serious disadvantages for the majority of students.
Who speaks to your heart? : tuning in to hear God's whispers Adams, Stacy Hawkins, 1971-
Offering insight, inspiration, and practical ideas on how to connect more often and more deeply with God, Adams helps give you and women the world over the courage to go deeper and grow deeper in God's word to hear Him more clearly. Women young and old will be empowered and renewed by Adams' reminder that- regardless of the labels placed on you by society, your family, your friends, and even yourself-your best and most important title is the one given by God ... chosen vessel.
The concise Oxford Spanish dictionary : Spanish-English, English-Spanish
Provides coverage of more 170,000 words and phrases and 240,000 translations, as well as notes on the life and culture of countries of the Spanish-speaking world.
Kids are worth it! : giving your child the gift of inner discipline Coloroso, Barbara.
Boozehound : on the trail of the rare, the obscure, and the overrated in spirits Wilson, Jason, 1974-
"A journalistic excursion into lesser-known, forgotten, and misunderstood spirits from around the world, with recipes"--Provided by publisher.
Three testaments : Torah, Gospel, and Quran Brown, Brian A., 1942-
Be nobody Marut, Lama, 1953- author.
The curious bartender : the artistry and alchemy of creating the perfect cocktail Stephenson, Tristan, author.
The People's Republic of amnesia : Tiananmen revisited Lim, Louisa.
"Despite its emergence from backward isolation into a dynamic world economic power, a quarter-century after the People's Army crushed unarmed protesters--labeled anti-revolutionaries--in Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, the defining event of China's modern history remains buried. Memory is dangerous in a country built to function on national amnesia. A single act of public remembrance might expose the frailty of the state's carefully constructed edifice of accepted history, one kept aloft by strict censorship, blatant falsehood, and willful forgetting. Though the consequences of Tiananmen Square are visible everywhere throughout China, what happened there has been consigned to silence. In The People's Republic of Amnesia, NPR's China correspondent Louisa Lim offers an insider's account of this seminal tragedy, revealing the enormous impact it had on China and the reverberations still felt today. Official hypocrisy and the government's obsession with maintaining stability and silence have deepened June 4th's impact on the nation's psyche. Lim interweaves portraits of eight individuals whose lives have been shaped by June 4--including the two women who started Tiananmen Mothers, one of the first and most prominent grassroots organizations outside the Chinese government's control, a student survivor involved in the protests, a soldier who took part in the suppression, and a high-ranking government administrator who played a role in ordering the tanks into the square. In the process she offers a textured, intimate, and haunting look at the national tragedy and an unhealed wound"--
Inside Marine One : four U.S. Presidents, one proud Marine, and the world's most amazing helicopter L'Heureux, Ray, 1961-
The world according to Bob : the further adventures of one man and his streetwise cat Bowen, James, 1979-
As James struggled to adjust to his transformation from street musician to international celebrity, Bob was at his side, providing moments of intelligence, bravery, and humor and opening his human friend's eyes to important truths about friendship, loyalty, trust, and the meaning of happiness. In the continuing tale of their life together, James shows the many ways in which Bob has been his protector and guardian angel through times of illness, hardship, even life-threatening danger.
More spooky campfire tales : tales of hauntings, strange happenings, and other local lore Schlosser, S. E., author.
Pull up a chair or gather round the campfire and get ready for creepy tales of ghostly hauntings, eerie happenings, and other strange occurrences under starry skies. Whether read around the campfire on a dark and stormy night or from the backseat of the family van on the way to grandma's, this is a collection to treasure.
Act like a lady, think like a man : what men really think about love, relationships, intimacy, and commitment Harvey, Steve, 1956-
Steve Harvey has updated his classic with new advice and insights. Whether it's why women should enforce a "90-Day Probation Period" before they give their men sexual "benefits" - the way Ford motor company withholds medical and dental benefits until an employee has been on the job for 3 months - or explaining to women why men would rather "fix it" than talk about it, Steve Harvey's advice is always spot-on and laden with warmth and humor. But behind the laughter is his sincere desire to help women understand men. With liberal use of his own adventures in love and courtship, Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man is an honest, compelling, and realistic examination of how men think about love and sex and what women need to know so that they can set realistic expectations of the men in their life.
The complete guide to wiring : current with 2014-2017 electrical codes.
"New 6th edition has been revised and updated to be fully compliant with the 2014 National Electrical Code. Full-color photography and step-by-step information covers all of the most common do-it-yourself home wiring skills and projects, including installation and repair"--
Indian Himalaya handbook Betts, Vanessa, author.
100 : (monologues) Bogosian, Eric.
"This new collection by one of America's premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists includes one hundred monologues from his acclaimed plays and solo shows including: Drinking in America, Men Inside, Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and more. Also included are additional pieces from the Pulitzer Prize finalist Talk Radio and Notes from Underground."--
How to make a Japanese garden : an inspirational visual reference to a classic garden style, beautifully illustrated with over 80 stunning photographs Chesshire, Charles, author.
Birding with Yeats : a memoir Thomson, Lynn, 1960-, author.
The French house : an American family, a ruined 'maison,' and the village that restored them all Wallace, Don, 1952-
"Shortly after Don and Mindy Wallace move to Manhattan to jump-start their writing careers, they learn of a house for sale in a village they once visited on a tiny French island off the Brittany coast. Desperate for a life change, the Wallaces bravely (and impulsively) buy it almost sight unseen. What they find when they arrive is a ruin, and it isn't long before their lives begin to resemble it--with hilarious and heartwarming results."--Back cover.
Predictive leadership : avoiding the 12 critical mistakes that derail growth-hungry companies Dando, Kirk.
"Nothing masks issues and robs an organization of its full potential like success That's right! Most successful, growth-hungry companies begin to miss their projections or worse, not because demand is low or conditions are difficult, but simply because they don't know how to predict, nurture, or even maintain their own growth and success. At each stage of growth, natural problems are glossed over in the scramble to expand, making the organization vulnerable to chaos, no matter how strong or expert its leaders. Most leaders feel isolated, pressured to build on earlier success and maintain total control - the perfect recipe for the 12 most common and critical mistakes to show up and slow or kill growth.Kirk Dando, leadership and growth expert, CEO of Dando Advisors, calls these roadblocks the "12 Warning Signs of Success," and has helped leaders across industries predict, prepare, and avoid them at every stage of growth. Predictive Leadership is rich with real-world stories, prescriptive advice on how to scale your business and limit the drama so you can unlock the growth and success you desire.Maybe you had the right idea but hired the wrong person. Maybe you're running into a leadership bottleneck, having trouble getting your team aligned, unknowingly incentivizing failure, or losing sight of your core values. Dando, known in leadership circles as the "Company Whisperer," has encountered every one of these obstacles himself, as a C-level executive in a high-growth billion-dollar business. He knows firsthand that these moments of truth determine whether you can lead your company to become a strong, mature, and financially sustainable organization, or drift toward an uncertain future. "--
Fed up : the high costs of cheap food Slongwhite, Dale Finley, 1951-
This book provides an intimate look at the lives of former African-American farmworkers who labored in central Florida's farms along the shores of Lake Apopka. The author familiarizes readers with the history of Lake Apopka and the social and environmental injustice centered on food production that has taken place there.
The spirit of St. Louis Lindbergh, Charles A. (Charles Augustus), 1902-1974.
Describes the planning and execution of the first nonstop airplane flight from New York to Paris and discusses the aviator's life in the first third of the twentieth century.