A harvest of sunflowers Silvestre, Ruth.
Yes please Poehler, Amy, 1971- author.
The actress best known for her work on "Parks and Recreation" and "Saturday Night Live" reveals personal stories and offers her humorous take on such topics as love, friendship, parenthood, and her relationship with Tina Fey.
America 1844 : religious fervor, westward expansion, and the presidential election that transformed the nation Bicknell, John.
Weekend woodturning projects : 25 simple projects for the home Baker, Mark, 1966- author.
The wheeling year : a poet's field book Kooser, Ted.
"Ted Kooser sees a writer's workbooks as the stepping-stones on which a poet makes his way across the stream of experience toward a poem. Because those wobbly stones are only inches above the quotidian rush, what's jotted there has an immediacy that is intimate and close to life. Kooser, winner of the Pultizer Prize and a former U.S. poet laureate, has filled scores of workbooks. The Wheeling Year offers a sequence of contemplative prose observations about nature, place, and time arranged according to the calendar year. Written by one of America's most beloved poets, this book is published in the year in which Kooser turns seventy-five, with sixty years of workbooks stretching behind him"--
The dark side : the inside story of how the War on Terror turned into a war on American ideals Mayer, Jane.
Examines how the U.S. made self-destructive decisions in pursuit of terrorism in the wake of 9/11 and reveals how these actions violated the Constitution, hampered efforts to bring down Al Qaeda, and damaged the nation's moral and political standing in the world.
The great shame : and the triumph of the Irish in the English-speaking world Keneally, Thomas.
Provides an analysis of the influence the Irish had on the world in the nineteenth century as a result of the population decrease due to famine and emigration to Australia and America.
Remembering the kana : a guide to reading and writing the Japanese syllabaries in 3 hours each Heisig, James W., 1944-
"Following on the phenomenal success of Remembering the Kanji, the author has prepared a companion volume for learning the Hiragana and Katakana syllabaries of modern Japanese. In six short lessons of about twenty minutes, each of the two systems of "kana" writing are introduced in such a way that the absolute beginner can acquire fluency in writing in a fraction of the time normally devoted to the task.".
15-minute Spanish : learn in just 12 weeks Bremón, Ana.
The invisible orientation : an introduction to asexuality Decker, Julie Sondra, author.
"In 'The invisible orientation, ' Julie Sondra Decker outlines what asexuality is, counters misconceptions, provides resources, and puts asexual people's experiences in context as they move through a very sexualized world. It includes information for asexual people to help understand their orientation and what it means for their relationships, as well as tips and facts for those who want to understand their asexual friends and loved ones"--Jacket.
Pitmen painters : the Ashington Group, 1934-1984 Feaver, William.
They came to bowl : how Milwaukee became America's tenpin capital Schmidt, Doug, 1948-
"Covering both sport and city, this book looks at bowling from the taverns and saloons that housed recreational games to the sell-out crowds and million-dollar beer sponsorships of televised tournaments. Doug Schmidt's wide-ranging research and interviews with popular players chart the changing face of bowling over the century. Packed with memorable showdowns and improbable heroes, this authoritative text will take you to the lively lanes of Milwaukee - and illuminate the sport as a whole."
Knitted woodland creatures : a collection of cute critters to make Johns, Susie.
New York in four seasons Storrings, Michael, author.
Weave, knit, wear : simply fabulous clothing and accessories for rigid-heddle (and other) weavers Shangold, Judith, author.
Weave-Knit-Wear dispels the myth that you need expensive equipment, a large space, or special threads to weave. The directions for all 30 projects, from the narrowest boa to a 55" wide serape, are tailored to the most basic equipment--the 20" wide rigid-heddle loom--making it affordable, portable, and intimate. Judith Shangold's designs turn what might seem to be the limitations of this loom into a strength. She pairs simple shapes that reflect the ease of current fashion, and require little cutting and sewing, with the long tradition of ethnic garments created from narrow strips of handwoven fabric. The book offers guidance on the basics of weaving and the minimal hand sewing and knitting techniques used, as well as primers on choosing yarns, designing warps, planning garments, finishing the fabric, making Weave-Knit-Wear a resource that aids in planning and constructing one-of-a-kind woven or woven-and-knit projects.
Monstrously funny cartoons Hart, Christopher, 1957-
"A monstrously big guide that teaches you how to draw the silliest and scariest zombies, vampires, witches, ghouls, and other creepy cartoon favorites. Aspiring artists learn all the drawing tips and tricks they need to create laugh-out-loud renditions of their favorite monsters and scary creatures direct from cartooning master Christopher Hart. This jam-packed cartooning guide shows readers how to capture the lighter side of these creepy creatures by combining them with Hart's incredibly popular cartoon drawing style! Taking readers step-by-step through each monster type, Hart demonstrates how to draw everything from terrifyingly silly heads to wacky comic strip-like scenes of monstrous menace. Chockful of hints, humor, and horror, The Ginormous Book of Monster Cartoons is guaranteed to be a real scream for aspiring and professional artists, as well as all fans of things that go bump in the night"--
Saving Baby : how one woman's love for a racehorse led her to redemption Normile, Jo Anne.
Washington and Oregon : a guide to the states' best hot springs Birkby, Jeff.
"Describes 40 of the region's best soaks, including firsthand descriptions of each soaking location, along with detailed maps and directions, best seasons to visit, and intriguing histories and legends"--
Stolen from the garden : the kidnapping of Virginia Piper Swanson, William, 1945-
"On a July afternoon in 1972, two masked men waving guns abducted forty-nine-year-old Virginia Piper from the garden of her lakeside home in Orono, Minnesota. After her husband, a prominent investment banker, paid a $1 million ransom, an anonymous caller directed the FBI to a thickly wooded section of a northern Minnesota state park. There, two days after her nightmare began, Ginny Piper--chained to a tree, filthy and exhausted, but physically unharmed--awaited her rescuers. The intensely private couple lived through a media firestorm. Both Bobby and Ginny Piper herself-naturally reserved and surprisingly composed in the aftermath of her ordeal-were subject to FBI scrutiny in the largest kidnap-for-ransom case in bureau annals. When two career criminals were finally indicted five years after the abduction, the Pipers again took center stage in two long trials before a jury's verdict made headlines across the nation. Drawing on closely held government documents and exclusive interviews with family members, investigators, suspects, lawyers, and others intimately connected to the case, William Swanson provides the first comprehensive account of the sensational Piper kidnapping and its long, eventful aftermath--and makes a case for the most plausible explanation for what really happened on that July afternoon. William Swanson is the author of Dial M: The Murder of Carol Thompson and Black White Blue: The Assassination of Patrolman Sackett"--
Make up : your life guide to beauty, style, and success--online and off Phan, Michelle.
Ever since she posted her first makeup tutorial on YouTube, she has dedicated herself to inspiring millions by using makeup as a tool for transformation and self expression.
Miracles : what they are, why they happen, and how they can change your life Metaxas, Eric, author.
Shares compelling case studies that support theories about the plausibility of miracles to discuss what they are, why they happen, and how they can be understood.
Big little felt fun : 60+ projects that jump, swim, roll, sprout & roar Lim, Jeanette.
"Fans of the popular Big Little Felt Universe will rejoice at this fun sequel, featuring 60 all-new designs! The charming projects include a picnic basket, complete with utensils and a sandwich, colorful Russian nesting dolls, a baking set with mixer, frosting bag, and cupcakes, and three dinosaurs with a lava mountain. Easy-to-follow instructions and colorful photos make this perfect even for beginning felters. "--
Food : a love story Gaffigan, Jim.
"What are my qualifications to write this book? None really. So why should you read it? Here's why: I'm a little fat. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating I'd highly recommend that you do not read his book." Bacon. McDonalds. Cinnabon. Hot Pockets. Kale. Stand-up comedian and author Jim Gaffigan has made his career rhapsodizing over the most treasured dishes of the American diet ("choking on bacon is like getting murdered by your lover") and decrying the worst offenders ("kale is the early morning of foods"). Insights include why he believes coconut water was invented to get people to stop drinking coconut water, why pretzel bread is #3 on his most important inventions of humankind (behind the wheel and the computer), and the answer to the age-old question which animal is more delicious: the pig, the cow, or the bacon cheeseburger?
On the road with Janis Joplin Cooke, John Byrne, author.
In 1967, as the new sound of rock and roll was taking over popular music, John Byrne Cooke was at the center of it all. As a member of D.A. Pennebaker's film crew, he witnessed the astonishing breakout performances of Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix at the Monterey Pop Festival that June. Less than six months later, he was on a plane to San Francisco, taking a job as road manager for Janis and her band, Big Brother and the Holding Company. From then on, Cooke was Joplin's road manager amid a rotating cast of musicians and personnel, a constant presence behind the scenes as the woman called Pearl took the world by storm. Cooke was there when Janis made the difficult decision to leave Big Brother and form a new band. He was with her when the Kozmic Blues Band toured Europe in the spring of 1969, when they performed at Woodstock in August, and when Janis and Full Tilt Boogie took their famous Festival Express train trip across Canada. He accompanied Janis to her friend and mentor Ken Threadgill's 70th birthday party, and was at her side when she attended her tenth high school reunion in Port Arthur, Texas. This intimate memoir spans the years he spent with Janis, from her legendary rise to her tragic last days. Cooke tells the whole incredible story as only someone who lived it could.
Loving yourself to great health : thoughts & food-the ultimate diet Hay, Louise L.
"For decades, best-selling author Louise Hay has transformed people's lives by teaching them to let go of limiting beliefs. Now in this tour de force, Louise teams up with her go-to natural health and nutrition experts, Ahlea Khadro and Heather Dane, to reveal the other side of her secret to health, happiness, and longevity: living a nutrient-rich life. Unlike any health book you've ever read, this work transcends fads, trends, and dogma to bring you a simple yet profound system to heal your body, mind, and spirit that is as gentle as changing the way you think. Louise, Ahlea, and Heather show you how to take your health, your moods, and your energy to the next level. In Loving Yourself to Great Health, you will: Tap into the secrets Louise has used for decades to supercharge the effectiveness of affirmations and bring your body back into alignment with your mind, discover what nutrition really means and how to cut through the confusion about which diets really work, learn to hear the stories your body is eager to reveal, and uncover techniques for longevity, vitality, good moods, deep intuition, and for meeting your body's unique healing needs at all stages of life."--Amazon.com
All the world : universalism, particularism and the High Holy Days
"Rosh Hashanah is just one of two surviving Jewish new years from antiquity, the other being the month in which Passover falls. The two are exactly six months apart, proper symbolism of the age-old Jewish struggle to balance two contrasting principles: universalism and particularism. Passover's central theme is the particularistic tale of the Jewish People released from servitude in Egypt to fulfill its historic destiny. The message of Rosh Hashanah, by contrast, is the universalistic definition of that destiny, the role that every Jew must play simply by virtue of being human, and the role of Judaism in helping Jews play that role with proper passion and commitment. This interweaving of a universalistic purpose to Israel's mission along with the particularistic affirmation that Israel has such a mission in the first place occurs throughout the High Holy Day liturgy, particularly in the prayers represented in this fifth volume in the Prayers of Awe series. The title, All the World, derives from a famous translation of an early medieval poem that is part of the new year liturgy. It is juxtaposed to other prayers of a universalistic nature, particularly Uv'khen, literally, "And therefore," a regular addition to the central Jewish prayer, the Amidah. "And therefore" launches the ultimate Jewish question: What's the point of it all, which is to say, "And therefore, what?" It combines the particularistic concern for Israel as a People called by God with the universalistic proclamation that Israel is called for universal ends"--
The boy who talked to dogs : a memoir McKenna, Martin.
Brick flicks : 60 iconic movie scenes and posters to make from LEGO Elsmore, Warren, author.
Provides a guide to recreating iconic movie scenes and film posters from LEGO toys, including such films as "Tron," "Lawrence of Arabia," "Pulp Fiction," "Jurassic Park," "Back to the Future," and "Mary Poppins."
Serving the Reich : the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler Ball, Philip, 1962-
Sacred success : a course in financial miracles Stanny, Barbara.
"Do you yearn for more, but can't quite put your finger on what that is? Do you strive for higher income, but at the same time sense there's more to success than making lots of money? Do you long to pursue your purpose in a meaningful and rewarding way? Even though you've already achieved a great deal, do you deeply desire, definitely deserve, and fully expect to reap even greater financial rewards--and want to ensure you handle those financial rewards knowledgably and responsibly? Sacred Success is a groundbreaking paradigm shift that tells women, There is a better way to achieve wealth and power: on your own terms. In her work with countless powerful, successful women over the last twenty years, bestselling author and financial educator Barbara Stanny found that most women's problems with money have little to do with money itself, but rather their fear of or ambivalence toward power. Instead of pushing women to pursue financial success in the traditional fashion, Sacred Success seeks to redefine power from a feminine perspective. You can be financially successful without sacrificing your soul or compromising your values. You can have more money, not as an end itself, but as a tool for making a difference and helping others. You can create wealth and exercise power by staying true to your feminine traits, authentic truths, and personal mission. The ultimate goal of Sacred Success isn't to "finish rich" (though that may be a desired outcome), but to achieve Greatness, which requires you to become the powerful force you were born to be. More than a financial guide, Sacred Success is a primer on power for women--a tutorial for taking charge of your life by taking charge of your finances, and not only growing your money but creating a deeper, richer, and more meaningful life. Best described as A Course in Miracles meets the Wall Street Journal, Sacred Success gives you a proven process that uniquely blends the practical, psychological, and spiritual work of wealth. The results may be nothing short of miraculous"--
Knitted beanies & slouchy hats Serviss, Diane.
Color knitting with confidence : unlock the secrets of Fair Isle, Intarsia, and more with 30 vibrant colorwork techniques Le, Nguyen (Craftwork designer), author.
"When two or more colors are combined in knitting, it's called colorwork. It's the process behind the multicolored patterns and graphics seen in sweaters, hats, toys, and other knitted pieces. Colorwork looks complicated, but with a little practice, knitters of all levels will find that it's fun and easy to incorporate pops of color and delightful design into their projects. In Color Knitting with Confidence, professional knitter Nguyen Le provides down-to-earth instruction for basic colorwork techniques that will have readers joining, floating, and weaving in no time...With step-by-step instructions, charts and diagrams, and full-color photos that instruct and inspire, Color Knitting with Confidence, is a solid guide for both beginning and more advanced knitters who are seeking the confidence to knit colorfully!"--Amazon.com
Think forward to thrive : how to use the mind's power of anticipation to transcend your past and transform your life Vilhauer, Jennice.
"As psychologist Jennice Vilhauer worked with patients, she was often frustrated that the tools she'd been taught didn't help her clients more, that even after unearthing their pasts and understanding their patterns many still felt stuck. This led Vilhauer to discover a body of scientific work showing that it is the future that motivates us most. Crucial to this process is our sense that we have the ability to create positive outcomes. Over years of working with people in ten-week workshops, Vilhauer developed the step-by-step tools she outlines here. Assignments and exercises quickly but realistically build skills, including the abilities to redirect thoughts, use the conscious observer through mindfulness and meditation, and cultivate consistency and commitment. The result is a groundbreaking direction in therapy and, more importantly, a transformative tool for readers"--
Crisis without end : the medical and ecological consequences of the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe
"On the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster, an international panel of leading medical and biological scientists, nuclear engineers, and policy experts assembled at the prestigious New York Academy of Medicine. A project of the Helen Caldicott Foundation and co-sponsored by Physicians for Social Responsibility, this gathering was a response to widespread concerns that the media and policy makers had been far too eager to move past what are clearly deep and lasting impacts for the Japanese people and for the world"--Amazon.com.
Millennial money : how young investors can build a fortune O'Shaughnessy, Patrick, 1985-
"Fact: the Millennial Generation will not be able to rely on pensions and social security in retirement. Instead, they will have to save and invest in the global stock market to meet their goals. When it comes to thinking about money, Millennials are, as a generation, different from their parents. They are skeptical of expert advice, yet more committed than baby boomers to passing wealth on to future generations. To build wealth, young people must start investing early and buck conventional market wisdom. Millennial Money will explain the most common mistakes that hurt investors' long-term returns and show why their investments in popular stocks or the hottest industry of the day have resulted in such underwhelming results. More importantly, the book will introduce a strategy that can help us overcome our shortcomings as investors. Armed with this strategy, Millennials can become the most successful investing generation in history"--
300 tips for painting & decorating : tips, techniques & trade secrets Jenkins, Alison, author.
Beautifully small : clever ideas for compact spaces Emslie, Sara, author.
A history of war in 100 battles Overy, R. J., author.
Hockey's greatest stars : legends and young lions McDonell, Chris, author.
The art of The Boxtrolls Brotherton, Philip, author.
LAIKA, the studio behind the hit films Coraline and ParaNorman, introduces audiences to a new breed of family: the Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie to devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family. The Art of The Boxtrolls features the amazingly detailed artwork that went into this film's creation, including character sketches, puppets, textiles, set dressing, and 3-D printed facial models, alongside the story of the film's development.
Stitch mountain : 30 warm knits for conquering the cold Zander, Laura.
"Stitch Mountain is a beautiful collection of cozy, cold-weather knitwear inspired by snowy mountain landscapes and the skiers and snowboarders who have conquered their slopes. The 30 warm, stylish garments and accessories--hats, headbands, cowls, mittens, scarves, and sweaters--are inspired by the treasured winter knits of renowned U.S. Ski and Snowboard team athletes"--
Top dog : the story of Marine hero Lucca Goodavage, Maria, 1962- author.
"The New York Times bestselling author of Soldier Dogs returns with the incredible story of K-9 Marine hero Lucca, and the handlers who fought alongside her through two bloody wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In Top Dog, Maria Goodavage takes readers into the life of Lucca K458, a decorated and highly skilled military working dog. An extraordinary bond develops between Lucca and Marine Corps dog handlers Chris Willingham and Juan Rodriguez, in what would become a legendary 400-mission career. A Specialized Search Dog, Lucca belongs to an elite group trained to work off-leash at long distances from her handler. She served alongside both Special Forces and regular infantry, and became so sought-after that platoons frequently requested her by name. The book describes in gritty detail Lucca's adventures on and off the battlefields, including tense, lifesaving explosives finds and firefights, as well as the bravery of fellow handlers and dogs they served with. Ultimately we see how the bond between Lucca and her handlers overcame the endless brutalities of war and the traumas this violence ignites. Here is a portrait of modern warfare with a heartwarming and inspiring conclusion that will touch dog lovers and the toughest military readers."--
Older and wiser : inspiration and advice for retiring baby boomers Ahlander, Dag Sebastian, 1944-
"Older and Wiser! is the inspiring new sequel to Older and Happier!, Dag Sebastian Ahlander's joyful guide to turning retirement into a time of self-exploration. For many men, the years after sixty-five become the best of their lives--and with good reason. The office is left behind, the children have grown up, and you're healthy, alert, and free to do what you want. Still, as with any big life change, you may be looking for some words of advice and hope. Older and Wiser! reflects on the big things in life and the little ones, and contains practical suggestions as well as reflections on aging from the world's greatest philosophers, writers, and thinkers. With thoughts like "You're too old to die young," "you've retired from your job, not from life," and "Be careful when you spend more time at the pharmacy than at the wine store," Mr. Ahlander guides older gentlemen along the golden years of retirement. Baby Boomers are again defining a new age group, just as they once invented the modern understanding of the teenager. Now, they're proving to the world that old age will have to wait. This is your time now--to accomplish what you've always dreamed of, to do the things you like best. Live as you want to be remembered and enjoy the journey. "--
Dogface O'Brien, Barbara (Animal trainer)
Speed limits : where time went and why we have so little left Taylor, Mark C., 1945- author.
We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives. When did everything start moving so fast? Why does speed seem so inevitable? Is faster always better? Drawing together developments in religion, philosophy, art, technology, fashion, and finance, Mark C. Taylor presents an original and rich account of a great paradox of our times: how the very forces and technologies that were supposed to free us by saving time and labor now trap us in a race we can never win. The faster we go, the less time we have, and the more we try to catch up, the farther behind we fall. Connecting our speed-obsession with today's global capitalism, he composes a grand narrative showing how commitments to economic growth and extreme competition, combined with accelerating technological innovation, have brought us close to disaster. Psychologically, environmentally, economically, and culturally, speed is taking a profound toll on our lives. By showing how the phenomenon of speed has emerged, Taylor offers us a chance to see our pace of life as the product of specific ideas, practices, and policies. It's not inevitable or irreversible. He courageously and movingly invites us to imagine how we might patiently work towards a more deliberative life and sustainable world.
Berlin : portrait of a city through the centuries MacLean, Rory, 1954-
"Why are we drawn to certain cities? Perhaps because of a story read in childhood. Or a chance teenage meeting. Or maybe simply because the place touches us, embodying in its tribes, towers and history an aspect of our understanding of what it means to be human. Paris is about romantic love. Lourdes equates with devotion. New York means energy. London is forever trendy. Berlin is all about volatility. Berlin is a city of fragments and ghosts, a laboratory of ideas, the fount of both the brightest and darkest designs of history's most bloody century. The once arrogant capital of Europe was devastated by Allied bombs, divided by the Wall, then reunited and reborn as one of the creative centers of the world. Today it resonates with the echo of lives lived, dreams realized, and evils executed with shocking intensity. No other city has repeatedly been so powerful and fallen so low, few other cities have been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin tells the volatile history of Europe's capital over five centuries through a series of intimate portraits of two dozen key residents: the medieval balladeer whose suffering explains the Nazis' rise to power, the demonic and charismatic dictators who schemed to dominate Europe, the genius Jewish chemist who invented poison gas for First World War battlefields and then the death camps, the iconic mythmakers like Christopher Isherwood, Leni Riefenstahl, and David Bowie, whose heated visions are now as real as the city's bricks and mortar. Alongside them are portrayed some of the countless ordinary Berliners who one has never heard of, whose lives can only be imagined: the Scottish mercenary who fought in the Thirty Years' War, the ambitious prostitute who refashioned herself as a baroness, the fearful Communist Party functionary who helped to build the Wall, and the American spy from the Midwest whose patriotism may have turned the course of the Cold War. Berlin is a history book like no other, with an originality that reflects the nature of the city itself. In its architecture, through its literature, in its movies and songs, Berliners have conjured their hard capital into a place of fantastic human fantasy. No other city has so often surrendered itself to its own seductive myths. No other city has been so shaped and defined by individual imaginations. Berlin captures, portrays, and propagates the remarkable story of those myths and their makers"--
Me, myself, and us : the science of personality and the art of well-being Little, Brian R.
"In the past few decades, personality psychology has made considerable progress in raising new questions about human nature-and providing some provocative answers. New scientific research has transformed old ideas about personality based on the theories of Freud, Jung, and the humanistic psychologies of the nineteen sixties, which gave rise to the simplistic categorizations of the Meyer-Briggs Inventory and the 'enneagream'. But the general public still knows little about the new science and what it reveals about who we are. In Me, Myself, and Us, Brian Little, one of the psychologists who helped re-shape the field, provides the first in-depth exploration of the new personality science and its provocative findings for general readers. The book explores questions that are rooted in the origins of human consciousness but are as commonplace as yesterday's breakfast conversation. Are our first impressions of other people's personalities usually fallacious? Are creative individuals essentially maladjusted? Are our personality traits, as William James put it "set like plaster" by the age of thirty? Is a belief that we are in control of our lives an unmitigated good? Do our singular personalities comprise one unified self or a confederacy of selves, and if the latter, which of our mini-me-s do we offer up in marriage or mergers? Are some individuals genetically hard-wired for happiness? Which is the more viable path toward human flourishing, the pursuit of happiness or the happiness of pursuit? Little provides a resource for answering such questions, and a framework through which readers can explore the personal implications of the new science of personality. Questionnaires and interactive assessments throughout the book facilitate self-exploration, and clarify some of the stranger aspects of our own conduct and that of others. Brian Little helps us see ourselves, and other selves, as somewhat less perplexing and definitely more intriguing. This is not a self-help book, but students at Harvard who took the lecture course on which it is based claim that it changed their lives. "--
The bullet and the ballot box : the story of Nepal's Maoist revolution Adhikari, Aditya.
"In 1996, when Nepal's Maoists launched their armed rebellion, their ideology was widely considered obsolete and they had limited public support. By 2008 they had gained access to state power and their ambitious plan of social transformation dominated the national agenda. How did this become possible? The Bullet and the Ballot Box offers a rich and sweeping account of a decade of revolutionary upheaval. Adhikari draws on a broad range of sources, including novels, letters and diaries, to illuminate both the history and human drama of the Maoist rebellion. An indispensible guide to Nepal's recent history, the book also offers a fascinating case study of how communist ideology has been reinterpreted and translated into political action in the twenty-first century"--
Hockey Hall of Fame book of goalies : profiles, memorabilia, essays and stats
United States of bread : our nation's homebaking heritage, from sandwich loaves to sourdough Kane, Adrienne.
Blue Chair cooks with jam & marmalade Saunders, Rachel, author.
Indian for everyone : the home cook's guide to traditional favorites Singla, Anupy, author.
"Over 100 Indian cuisine recipes along with many adaptations for vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets"--Provided by publisher"--
Grace's guide : the art of pretending to be a grown-up Helbig, Grace, author.
"A tongue-in-cheek handbook for millennials, encompassing everything a young or new (or regular or old) adult needs to know, from surviving a breakup to recovering from a hangover, ... [featuring] interactive elements and exclusive stories from Grace's own misadventures--like losing her virginity solely because her date took her to a Macaroni Grill--and many other hilarious lessons she learned the hard way"--
Ready to run : unlocking your potential to run naturally Starrett, Kelly, author.
Are you ready to run? Is there a bridge from the injury-ridden world of the modern runner to the promised land that barefoot running and Born to Run have led us to believe exists? Is there an approach designed to unlock all the athletic potential that may be hidden within? Can we run faster, longer, and more efficiently? In a direct answer to the modern runner's needs, Dr. Kelly Starrett has focused his revolutionary movement and mobility philosophy on the injury-plagued world of running. Despite the promises of the growing minimalist-shoe industry and a rush of new ideas on how to transform running technique, more than three out of four runners suffer at least one injury per year. Life in the modern world has trashed and undercut dedicated runners wishing to transform their running. The harsh effects of too much sitting and too much time wearing the wrong shoes has left us shackled to lower back problems, chronic knee injuries, and debilitating foot pain. In this book, you will learn the 12 standards that will prepare your body for a lifetime of top-performance running.--From publisher description.
Soul fury : Rumi and Shams Tabriz on friendship Jalāl al-Dīn Rūmī, Maulana, 1207-1273.
Green : the history of a color Pastoureau, Michel, 1947-
In this beautiful and richly illustrated book, the acclaimed author of Blue and Black presents a fascinating and revealing history of the color green in European societies from prehistoric times to today. Examining the evolving place of green in art, clothes, literature, religion, science, and everyday life, Michel Pastoureau traces how culture has profoundly changed the perception and meaning of the color over millennia--and how we misread cultural, social, and art history when we assume that colors have always signified what they do today. Filled with entertaining and enlightening anecdotes, Green shows that the color has been ambivalent: a symbol of life, luck, and hope, but also disorder, greed, poison, and the devil. Chemically unstable, green pigments were long difficult to produce and even harder to fix. Not surprisingly, the color has been associated with all that is changeable and fleeting: childhood, love, and money. Only in the Romantic period did green definitively become the color of nature. Pastoureau also explains why the color was connected with the Roman emperor Nero, how it became the color of Islam, why Goethe believed it was the color of the middle class, why some nineteenth-century scholars speculated that the ancient Greeks couldn't see green, and how the color was denigrated by Kandinsky and the Bauhaus. More broadly, Green demonstrates that the history of the color is, to a large degree, one of dramatic reversal: long absent, ignored, or rejected, green today has become a ubiquitous and soothing presence as the symbol of environmental causes and the mission to save the planet. With its striking design and compelling text, Green will delight anyone who is interested in history, culture, art, fashion, or media.
The death of WCW Reynolds, R. D., 1969-, author.
Lincoln and the power of the press : the war for public opinion Holzer, Harold.
The Lagasse girls' big flavor, bold taste--and no gluten! : 100 gluten-free recipes, from EJ's fried chicken to Momma's strawberry shortcake Lagasse, Jilly.
"With a father famous for his bold Creole cuisine, Jilly and Jessie Lagasse grew up loving rich foods full of big flavor. After learning they both had to eliminate wheat from their diets, the Lagasse girls made it their mission to demonstrate that "gluten-free" doesn't have to mean "flavor-free." In this second cookbook, Jilly and Jessie offer classic recipes and family favorites made without gluten-and without sacrificing any of the signature tastes that make them so enticing. "Now that I am also forced to cook gluten-free for my family, I am delighted to have this remarkable resource! [It] offers heartfelt advice but also delicious recipes that everyone can enjoy."-Chef John Besh, on The Gluten-Free Table by the Lagasse Girls "--
Winners dream : a journey from corner store to corner office McDermott, Bill, author.
"A leadership and career manifesto told through the narrative of [SAP CEO Bill McDermott, who] chronicles how relentless optimism, hard work, and disciplined execution embolden people and equip organizations to achieve audacious goals ... Colorful and fast-paced, Bill's anecdotes contain effective takeaways: gutsy career moves, empathetic sales strategies, incentives that yield exceptional team performance, and proof of the competitive advantages of optimism and hard work. At the heart of Bill's story is a blueprint for success and the knowledge that the real dream is the journey, not a preconceived destination"--
Ghost soldiers of Gettysburg : searching for spirits on America's most famous battlefield Burke, Patrick.
Eat more better : how to make every bite more delicious Pashman, Dan.
#Newsfail : climate change, feminism, gun control, and other fun stuff we talk about because nobody else will Kilstein, Jamie, author.
"A hilarious and informative primer on the most urgent issues of our day, from the creators and co-hosts of Citizen Radio, a 100% listener-supported show whose slogan is 'independent radio that won't lead you to war'"--Amazon.com.
Zoologies : on animals and the human spirit Deming, Alison Hawthorne, 1946- author.
"Humans were surrounded by other animals from the beginning of time: they were food, clothes, adversaries, companions, jokes, and gods. And yet, our companions in evolution are leaving the world - both as physical beings and spiritual symbols - and not returning. In this collection of linked essays, Alison Hawthorne Deming asks, and seeks to answer: what does the disappearance of animals mean for human imagination and existence? Moving from mammoth hunts to dying house cats, she explores profound questions about what it means to be animal. What is inherent in animals that leads us to destroy, and what that leads us toward peace? As human animals, how does art both define us as a species and how does it emerge primarily from our relationship with other species? The reader emerges with a transformed sense of how the living world around us has defined and continues to define us in a powerful way"--
Past lives, present stories : healing & wisdom through past life exploration Marshall, Judith, 1968-
China days : a visual journal from China's wild west Drescher, Henrik.
Quiltmaking by hand : simple stitches, exquisite quilts Beyer, Jinny.
This book introduces new quilters to a simple yet versatile set of techniques that allows them to create sensational quilts entirely by hand. --from vendor description.
The drawing room : English country house decoration Musson, Jeremy, author.
Wyoming range war : the infamous invasion of Johnson County Davis, John W., 1943-
"Wyoming's infamous Johnson County War exploded on the local and national consciousness in 1892 and has never lost its imaginative power. The basis for such classic novels as The Virginian and Shane, it has been re-enacted in such major motion pictures as Shane and Heaven's Gate." "Now Wyoming attorney John W. Davis retells the story of the West's greatest range war. Having scoured all the sources other writers have used, Davis has delved more deeply into land and census records, newspapers, and trial transcripts. The result is an all new interpretation. Davis looks at the conflict from the perspective of Johnson County residents - the people whose home territory was invaded and many of whom the invaders targeted for murder. He finds that, contrary to the received explanation, these people were not thieves and rustlers but legitimate citizens." "The broad outlines of the conflict are familiar: some of Wyoming's biggest cattlemen, under the guise of eliminating livestock rustling on the open range, hire two-dozen Texas cowboys and, with range detectives and prominent members of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association, "invade" north-central Wyoming to clean out rustlers and other undesirables." "The invaders kill two alleged rustlers - Nate Champion and Nick Ray - but doing so delays their arrival in Buffalo, the county seat, and provides citizens time to mobilize. Local residents turn the tables, surrounding the invaders at the T.A. Ranch, where they intend to capture them by force. An appeal for help convinces President Benjamin Harrison to call out the army from nearby Fort McKinney, and after an all-night ride the soldiers arrive just in time to stave off the invaders' annihilation. Taken prisoner, they later avoid prosecution." "For years afterward, the cattle barons sought to justify their deeds, often by impugning the integrity of the people of Johnson County. Thanks to the big cattlemen's powers of persuasion, that skewed viewpoint has colored accounts of the war for a century"--Jacket.
Devil's Gate : owning the land, owning the story Rea, Tom, 1950-
"In this narrative, Tom Rea traces the history of the Sweetwater River valley in central Wyoming - a remote place that includes Devil's Gate, Independence Rock, and other sites along a storied stretch of the Oregon Trail - to show how legal ownership of a place can translate into owning its story." "The area was once heavily traveled. John C. Fremont passed through here, as did American Indians hunting for their own survival, half a million emigrants, the photographer W.H. Jackson, and an ambitious surveyor named Billy Owen. Occasional clusters of buildings, the modern highway, and a few historical markers are all that seem to distinguish the area now from what they encountered 150 years ago. But this static serenity masks a history of conflict"--Book jacket.
The adventure gap : changing the face of the outdoors Mills, James Edward, 1966-
"In 2013, the first all-African American team of climbers, sponsored by the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), challenged themselves on North America's highest point, the dangerous and forbidding Denali, in Alaska. Mills uses Expedition Denali and its team members' adventures as a jumping-off point to explore how minority populations view their place in wild environments and to share the stories of those who have already achieved significant accomplishments in outdoor adventures--from Mathew Henson, a Black explorer who stood with Peary at the North Pole, to Kai Lightner, a teenage sport climber currently winning national competitions. The goal of the expedition, and now the book, is to inspire minority communities to look outdoors for experiences that will enrich their lives, and to encourage them toward greater environmental stewardship."--From publisher's web site.
The grace and truth paradox Alcorn, Randy C.
Dispatches from the front : stories of gospel advance in the world's difficult places Keesee, Timothy.
China, Pakistan, Egypt, Iraq . . . God is at work. Christians are testifying. The gospel is advancing. In this captivating travelogue, a veteran missions mobilizer leads readers to experience global Christianity, exploring the faith and lives of Christians living in some of the world's most perilous countries. The incredible accounts recorded here -- stories that span the globe from China to Afghanistan -- highlight the bold faith and sacrificial bravery of God's people. Ultimately, this book magnifies Christ's saving work in all the earth and encourages Christians to joyfully embrace their role in the gospel's unstoppable advance! - Publisher.
Mecca : the sacred city Sardar, Ziauddin, author.
"Sardar unravels the meaning and significance of Mecca. Tracing its history from its origins as a barren valley in the desert to its evolution as a trading town and sudden emergence as the religious center of a world empire, Sardar examines the religious struggles and rebellions in Mecca that have significantly shaped Muslim culture ... [in a] blend of history, reportage, and memoir"--Amazon.com.
The snark bible : a reference guide to verbal sparring, comebacks, irony, insults, sarcasm, and so much more Dorfman, Lawrence.
"The lord of snark, Lawrence Dorfman, is back! With his treasury of backhanded compliments, sarcastic insults, and catty comebacks, Dorfman gives us transformative wisdom that's sure to change your life--or at least induce a light chuckle,"--front flap of dust jacket.
Losing patience : the problems, alarms and psychological issues of shaken baby syndrome Peinkofer, J. (Jim)
"All it takes is two or three violent shakes, in as little as five seconds, by an angry parent or caregiver to punish or quiet a crying child. Shaken Baby syndrome (SBS) is the leading cause of abuse-related deaths among infants. nearly one-third of shaken babies die, 80 percent of the survivors suffer permanent brain damage. James Peinkofer, an expert on Shaken Baby Syndrome, provides a major study of famous and recent cases (Virginia Jaspers, Patience Gill, Louise Woodward) and the key medical personnel that helped shape and define Shaken Baby Syndrome. Along with setting out prevention efforts, ways to soothe a crying baby and stories from the families and survivors, he identifies: Which infants and children are most vulnerable -- What to look out for in a caregiver -- What a family should do if they suspect SBS. Losing Patience is a must read for every parent, grandparent and caregiver. the life that's saved may be that of your tiny loved one"-- back cover.
The unsubstantial air : American fliers in the First World War Hynes, Samuel, 1924-
"The vivid story of the young Americans who fought and died in the aerial battles of World War I. The Unsubstantial Air is a chronicle of war that is more than a military history, it traces the lives and deaths of the young Americans who fought in the skies over Europe in World War I. Using letters, journals, and memoirs, it speaks in their voices and answers primal questions: What was it like to be there? What was it like to fly those planes, to fight, to kill? The volunteer fliers were often privileged young men--the sort of college athletes and Ivy League students who might appear in an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel, and sometimes did. For them, a war in the air would be like a college reunion. Others were roughnecks from farms and ranches, for whom it would all be strange. Together they would make one Air Service and fight one bitter, costly war. A wartime pilot himself, the memoirist and critic Samuel Hynes tells these young men's saga as the story of a generation. He shows how they dreamed of adventure and glory, and how they learned the realities of a pilot's life, the hardships and the danger, and how they came to know both the beauty of flight and the constant presence of death. They gasp in wonder at the world seen from a plane, struggle to keep their hands from freezing in open-air cockpits, party with actresses and aristocrats, and search for their friends' bodies on the battlefield. Their romantic war becomes more than that--it becomes a harsh but often thrilling new reality"--
Disquiet time : rants and reflections on the good book by the skeptical, the faithful and a few scoundrels
The Bible is full of not-so-precious moments, from murder and mayhem, to sex and slavery. Now, an incredible cast of contributors tackles the parts of the Bible that most excite, frustrate, or comfort, like: 1.What the heck is the book of Revelation really about? (The answer will surprise you.), 2.How do we come to grips with the Bible's troubling (or seemingly troubling) passages about the role of women?, 3.Why did the artist of the oldest known picture of Jesus intentionally paint him with a wonky eye--and what does it tell us about beauty? DISQUIET TIME was written by and for Bible-loving Christians, agnostics, skeptics, none-of-the-aboves, and people who aren't afraid to dig deep spiritually, ask hard questions, and have some fun along the way.
Timeless wire weaving : the complete course Barth, Lisa, author.
Modern nature : Georgia O'Keeffe and Lake George O'Keeffe, Georgia, 1887-1986, artist.
Describes the life and art of the renowned artist during the relaxing, but very productive period of time (1918-1934) when she spent the summer and fall living on Alfred Stieglitz's pastoral family estate on Lake George in upstate New York.
Dressing & cooking wild game Marrone, Teresa, author.
"Dressing & Cooking Wild Game is the complete guide to field dressing and cooking great-tasting dishes with big game, small game, upland birds, and waterfowl.Compared to domestic meat, wild game is richer in flavor and lower in fat and calories. It also provides the ultimate expression of local food and a self-sufficient lifestyle. However, wild game requires unique care. The extremely low-fat meats of elk and pheasant, for example, become dry and tough if handled improperly. Fortunately, Dressing & Cooking Wild Game has all of the answers you need. This book is the complete guide to field dressing, portioning, and cooking great-tasting dishes with big game, small game, upland birds, and waterfowl. This book is filled with more than 150 recipes for wild game, from elk to squirrel to pheasant. More than 300 full-color photographs illustrate step-by-step directions and show finished dishes, making it easy to master the art of preparing wild game. With useful tips on butchering, dressing, and portioning, as well as information on cooking techniques and nutritional content, Dressing & Cooking Wild Game teaches you how to make your wild game dishes as memorable as the hunts that made them possible"--
Leningrad : siege and symphony Moynahan, Brian, 1941-
Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony was first played in the city of its birth on 9 August, 1942. There has never been a first performance to match it. Pray God, there never will be again. Almost a year earlier, the Germans had begun their blockade of the city. Already many thousands had died of their wounds, the cold, and most of all, starvation. The assembled musicians--scrounged from frontline units and military bands, for only twenty of the orchestra's 100 players had survived--were so hungry, many feared they'd be too weak to play the score right through. In these, the darkest days of the Second World War, the music and the defiance it inspired provided a rare beacon of light for the watching world. In Leningrad: Siege and Symphony, Brian Moynahan sets the composition of Shostakovich's most famous work against the tragic canvas of the siege itself and the years of repression and terror that preceded it. In vivid and compelling detail he tells the story of the cruelties heaped by the twin monsters of the twentieth century on a city of exquisite beauty and fine minds, and of its no less remarkable survival. Weaving Shostakovich's own story and that of many others into the context of the maelstrom of Stalin's purges and the brutal Nazi invasion of Russia, Leningrad: Siege and Symphony is a magisterial and moving account of one of the most tragic periods in history.
The devils' alliance : Hitler's pact with Stalin, 1939-1941 Moorhouse, Roger, author.
Explores the causes and implications of the Nazi-Soviet Pact, an unholy covenant whose creation and dissolution were crucial turning points in World War II. Forged by the German foreign minister, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and his Soviet counterpart, Vyacheslav Molotov, the nonaggression treaty briefly united the two powers in a brutally efficient collaboration. Together, the Germans and Soviets quickly conquered and divided central and eastern Europe, Poland, the Baltic States, Finland, and Bessarabia. The human cost was staggering: during the two years of the pact hundreds of thousands of people in central and eastern Europe caught between Hitler and Stalin were expropriated, deported, or killed.
The republic of imagination : America in three books Nafisi, Azar.
The best-selling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran presents an impassioned tribute to the importance of fiction to democracy that blends memoir with close readings of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter.
Finding faith in the dark : when the story of your life takes a turn you didn't plan Short, Laurie, 1972-
Palace of books Grenier, Roger, 1919- author.
Syllabus Barry, Lynda, 1956- author.
Offers selected pages from the author's illustrated notebooks kept during a three year period when she was figuring out how to teach a course on keeping creative notebooks.
Paddlenorth : adventure, resilience, and renewal in the arctic wild. Kingsley, Jennifer, author.
Tells the story of Jennifer Kingsley's 54-day paddling adventure on the Back River, in the northern wilderness, as she and her five companions battle raging winds, impenetratble sea ice, and treacherous rapids.
Attack & defence Aagaard, Jacob, author.
The text of the New Testament : its transmission, corruption, and restoration Metzger, Bruce M. (Bruce Manning), 1914-2007.
This thoroughly revised edition of Bruce M. Metzger's classic work is the most up-to-date manual available for the textual criticism of the New Testament. The Text of the New Testament, Fourth Edition, has been invigorated by the addition of Bart D. Ehrman--author of numerous best-selling books on the New Testament--as a coauthor. This revision brings the discussion of such important matters as the early Greek manuscripts and methods of textual criticism up to date, integrating recent research findings and approaches into the body of the text (as opposed to previous revisions, which compiled new material and notes into appendices). The authors also examine new areas of interest, including the use of computers in the collection and evaluation of manuscript evidence and the effects that social and ideological influences had upon the work of scribes. The standard text for courses in biblical studies and the history of Christianity since its first publication in 1964, The Text of the New Testament is poised to become a definitive resource for a whole new generation of students.
Doughnuts! : 100 dough-licious recipes Beckerman, Carol.
Plenty more : vibrant vegetable cooking from London's Ottolenghi Ottolenghi, Yotam.
The hotly anticipated follow-up to London chef Yotam Ottolenghi's bestselling and award-winning cookbook Plenty, featuring more than 150 vegetarian dishes organized by cooking method.
Harold Dieterle's kitchen notebook : hundreds of recipes, tips, and techniques for cooking like a chef at home Dieterle, Harold, author.
"Many chefs keep notebooks in their kitchens, filled with recipe ideas, new ways to use an ingredient, and records of what did or did not work. But how often do ordinary food lovers get to peek inside? Now Harold Dieterle, chef-owner of New York City's popular restaurants Perilla, Kin Shop, and The Marrow, and Season 1 champion of the hit TV show Top Chef, pulls back the curtain to give every home cook a look inside his kitchen. Incorporating his eclectic mix of New American, Italian, Thai, and German influences, this cookbook offers restaurant-caliber dishes that can be easily prepared at home. While each dish comprises several elements, one standout ingredient or component will be identified in each (starred here) and accompanied by Harold's notebook entry sharing why that ingredient is so special and offering a number of additional ways to use it. Dishes include: Fresh Ricotta Cheese* with Acorn Squash Tempura, Truffle Honey, and Toasted Bread, Wild Chive* Tagliatelli with Shrimp, Cuttlefish, Shallots, and Sea Urchin Sauce, Roasted Whole Chicken with Spaetzle*, Chestnuts, and Persimmons, Grilled Venison Sirloin with Potato-Leek Gratin, Swiss Chard, and Huckleberry* Sauce, Warm Flourless Chocolate and Peanut Butter Soufflé Cake with Coffee Crème Anglaise*, and many more!"--
Royal Horticultural Society companion to scented plants Lacey, Stephen, 1957- author.
Thrown Howley, Kerry.
""Thrown is Kerry Howley's masterful debut. A work of rigorous nonfiction that's sure to be branded experimental, but that's as involving and page-turning as any book I've read in a while." -Gary Shteyngart "Who can explain what draws a young brilliant writer-and a woman no less-to be mesmerized by the sight of a young man being pummeled in the ring? But out of this passion-maybe obsession-comes a great American story about overlooked heroes, the nature of violence, hope, love and nearly everything else that matters." -Hanna Rosin, author of The End of Men "Out of the dank basements and glitzy arenas of a brutal sport, Kerry Howley has created a story that is virtuous, rapturous, and utterly consequential. In language that's as daring as it is astute, she tells the story of two young guys from the middle of America, an overachiever and an underachiever, whom the world, it turns out, has equally little use for. It's a story we've read about a thousand times, and one we've seen nothing else like. This is a gloriously heartbreaking debut." -John D'Agata, author of The Lifespan of a Fact "Lyrical and brutal in its subject matter, the poetic voice within offers humor, heart, and grace from the first page and kept me in awe until the end. This is a powerful book reminiscent of Hemingway's early work." -Frank Bill, author of Crimes in Southern Indiana and Donnybrook In this darkly funny work of literary nonfiction, a bookish young woman insinuates herself into the lives of two cage fighters-one a young prodigy, the other an aging journeyman. Acclaimed essayist Kerry Howley follows these men for three years through the bloody world of mixed martial arts as they starve themselves, break bones, fail their families and form new ones in the quest to rise from remote Midwestern fairgrounds to packed Vegas arenas. With penetrating intelligence and wry humor, Howley exposes the profundities and absurdities of this American subculture. Kerry Howley's work has appeared in The Paris Review, New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, Slate, and frequently in Bookforum. She holds an MFA from the University of Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program"--
Bulfinch's mythology Bulfinch, Thomas, 1796-1867.
30-minute paleo meals : over 100 quick-fix, gluten-free recipes Petitto, Melissa, author.
The fastday cookbook : delicious low-calorie meals to enjoy while on the fastdiet Spencer, Mimi, 1967- author.
"An essential companion to the #1 New York Times bestselling FastDiet, gorgeously illustrated and containing 115 all-new recipes from around the world for no-hassle, low-cal meals to make your fast days easy as can be. Whether or not you're on the FastDiet, brought to popular acclaim by #1 New York Times bestselling author Michael Mosley, you can't go wrong with low-calorie foods that are also delicious, convenient, and easy to make. In this new cookbook, all 115 recipes--from the classics to traditional ethnic cuisines--are under 600 calories. You'll lose weight, cut your risk for a range of diseases, and live longer by effortlessly cooking up these satisfying meals. There are recipes here to suit every palate, and every culture: Tandoori Chicken for a taste of India, Spaghetti Bolognose for a hearty Italian dinner, a Beef and Beer Casserole that's sure to please the Anglophiles, Egg Drop Soup in the Chinese tradition, and Boston Bean and Ham from our very own Uncle Sam. Each calorie-counted recipe is infinitely adaptable, and everyone will find their favorite in no time with sections such as Lightning Quick Suppers (for times you want to be sitting down to eat in ten minutes flat), Fast Favorites (for calorie-controlled classics), Simple Sides, Supper Soups, Fast Meals for Men, and much more. In addition, Mimi Spencer lists kitchen cupboard essentials and introduces you to the FastDiet and all its benefits--including dramatic weight loss and lowered risk factors for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer's. Featuring seventy-five full-color mouthwatering photos, this is the perfect adjunct to the original FastDiet Cookbook, offering a whole new repertoire of Fast food to sustain you through the colder months and help you lose weight with ease"--
Rebellion : the history of England, from James I to the Glorious Revolution Ackroyd, Peter, 1949- author.
Examines the Stuart dynasty during a turbulent seventeenth century marked by civil war, the execution of Charles I, the rule of Oliver Cromwell, and the deposition and exile of James II.
The romantic rationalist : God, life, and imagination in the work of C.S. Lewis
Artisan preserving : a complete collection of classic and contemporary ideas Macdonald, Emma (Chef), author.
Storm surge : Hurricane Sandy, our changing climate, and extreme weather of the past and future Sobel, Adam H., 1967- author.
Examines the devastating and unprecedented events of Hurricane Sandy, using it to explain the Earth's changing climate and how to protect cities and coastal areas from the effects of huge storms.
Pandora's DNA : tracing the breast cancer genes through history, science, and one family tree Stark, Lizzie.
"Would you cut out your healthy breasts and ovaries if you thought it might save your life? That's not a theoretical question for journalist Lizzie Stark's relatives, who grapple with the horrific legacy of cancer built into the family DNA. It is a BRCA mutation that has robbed most of her female relatives of breasts, ovaries, peace of mind, or life itself. In Pandora's DNA, Stark uses her family's experience to frame a larger story about the so-called breast cancer genes, exploring the morass of legal quandaries, scientific developments, medical breakthroughs, and ethical concerns that surround the BRCA mutations. She tells of the troubling history of prophylactic surgery and the storied origins of the boob job and relates the landmark lawsuit against Myriad Genetics, which held patents on the BRCA genes every human carries in their body until the Supreme Court overturned them in 2013. Although a genetic test for cancer risk may sound like the height of scientific development, the treatment remains crude and barbaric. Through her own experience, Stark shows what it's like to live in a brave new world where gazing into a crystal ball of genetics has many unintended consequences"--
Tinseltown : murder, morphine, and madness at the dawn of Hollywood Mann, William J., author.
Hollywood chronicler William J. Mann draws on a rich host of sources, including recently released FBI files, to unpack the story of the enigmatic William Desmond Taylor, the popular president of the Motion Picture Directors Association, and the diverse cast that surrounded him before he was murdered in 1922-- including three beautiful, ambitious actresses, the ruthless founder of Paramount locked in a struggle for control of the film industry, a grasping stage mother, a devoted valet, and a gang of two-bit thugs, any of whom might have fired the fatal bullet.
Gun digest book of modern gun values : the shooter 's guide to guns 1900 to present
Bread revolution : world-class baking with sprouted & whole grains, heirloom flours & fresh techniques Reinhart, Peter.
"An exploration of cutting-edge developments in the bread baking world from beloved author Peter Reinhart, featuring 40 recipes and formulas that use sprouted flours, whole and ancient grains, alternative grains (such as corn and grape skin flour), nut and seed flours, and allergy-friendly approaches. Renowned baking author and instructor Peter Reinhart has always been on the forefront of the bread movement--from cold fermentation (The Bread Baker's Apprentice) and whole grain breads (Peter Reinhart's Whole Grain Breads) to unconventional methods for making gluten-free bread (The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking). In Bread Revolution, he explores the latest groundbreaking new flours based on grape seeds, emmer, and other ancient grains, and interviews intrepid bakers such as Craig Ponsford, Keith Giusto, and Mike Pappas, who are developing new wheat processing and baking techniques that expose tremendous flavor and health benefits. This on-trend collection of fresh bread recipes will appeal to avid bakers, health-conscious cooks, and food allergic, gluten-sensitive, and diabetic households"--
Pretty papercrafts : sweet & simple ideas for the modern crafter Grün, Mareike.
Swimming with warlords : a dozen-year journey across the Afghan War Sites, Kevin, author.
In this electrifying first-person account, journalist and author Kevin Sites goes deep into the geopolitical morass of Afghanistan to emerge with critical insights into both a people and a war that few truly comprehend.
The chain : farm, factory, and the fate of our food Genoways, Ted.
Ted Genoways uses the story of Hormel Foods and soaring recession-era demand for its most famous product, Spam, to probe the state of the meatpacking industry, including the expansion of agribusiness and the effects of immigrant labor on Middle America.
Rookie smarts : why learning beats knowing in the new game of work Wiseman, Liz, author.
Leadership expert Liz Wiseman argues that the most successful rookies are hunter-gatherers, cautious but quick like firewalkers, and hungry and relentless like frontiersmen. Most importantly, she identifies a breed of leaders she refers to as 'perpetual rookies.' Despite years of experience, they retain their rookie smarts, thinking and operating with the mindsets and practices of these high-performing rookies.
The steampunk user's manual : an illustrated practical and whimsical guide to creating retro-futurist dreams Boskovich, Desirina, author.
Steampunk, the retro-futuristic cultural movement, has become a substantial and permanent genre in the worlds of fantasy and science fiction. A large part of its appeal is that, at its core, Steampunk is about doing it yourself: building on the past while also innovating and creating something original. VanderMeer's latest book offers practical and inspirational guidance for readers to find their individual path into this realm. Including sections on art, fashion, architecture, crafts, music, performance, and storytelling, The Steampunk User's Manual provides a conceptual how-to guide that motivates and awes both the armchair enthusiast and the committed creator. Examples range from the utterly doable to the completely over-the-top, encouraging participation and imagination at all levels.
The complete coconut cookbook : 200 gluten-free, grain-free and nut-free vegan recipes using coconut flour, oil, sugar and more Saulsbury, Camilla V, author.
With its compelling health benefits and unmistakable flavor, the humble coconut is more popular than ever. Coconut products contain natural saturated fats that are rapidly digested and help accelerate weight loss, kill viruses and bacteria, boost energy and athletic performance, and nourish skin and hair. Saulsbury has a collection of all-natural, high-energy, dependable recipes which are also free of gluten, grains, eggs, dairy and nuts.
Mars rover Curiosity : an inside account from Curiosity's chief engineer Manning, Rob, author.
In Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief Engineer, Rob Manning, the project's chief engineer, tells of bringing the groundbreaking spacecraft to life. Manning and his team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, tasked with designing a lander many times larger and more complex than any before, faced technical setbacks, fights over inadequate resources, and the challenges of leading an army of brilliant, passionate, and often frustrated experts.
The seasons of trouble : life amid the ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War Mohan, Rohini.
The lost Book of Mormon : a journey through the mythic lands of Nephi, Zarahemla, and Kansas City, Missouri Steinberg, Avi, author.
A witty and probing travelogue through the landscapes associated with The Book of Mormon, it argues for taking The Book of Mormon seriously as work of American storytelling.
Hitler's first victims : the quest for justice Ryback, Timothy W., author.
"Before Germany was engulfed by Nazi dictatorship, it was a constitutional republic. And just before Dachau Concentration Camp became a site of Nazi genocide, it was a state detention center for political prisoners, subject to police authority and due process. The camp began its irrevocable transformation from one to the other following the execution of four Jewish detainees in the spring of 1933. Timothy W. Ryback's ... historical narrative focuses on those first victims of the Holocaust and the investigation that followed, as [German prosecutor Josef] Hartinger sought to expose these earliest cases of state-condoned atrocity"--Dust jacket flap.
The best natural homemade soaps : 40 recipes for moisturizing olive oil-based soaps Gómez, Mar (María del Mar), author.
Botanical knits 2 : twelve more inspired designs to knit and love Dakos, Alana, author.
The follow-up collection to 'Botanical knits.'
Mastering my mistakes in the kitchen : learning to cook with 65 great chefs and over 100 delicious recipes Cowin, Dana, author.
"An uproarious, inspiring cookbook from the longtime editor-in-chief of Food & Wine magazine, in which the first lady of food spills the secret of her culinary ineptitude, while learning--finally--to cook, side-by-side with some of the greatest chefs working today..."--Dust jacket.
RoboCop : the definitive history Waddell, Calum, author.
In 1987 a science fiction blockbuster arrived and a pop culture legend was born. RoboCop is the story of a hero police officer in near-future Detroit who is gunned down and reborn as justice-seeking cyborg. The groundbreaking visual effects, thrilling set pieces, and biting satire entertained audiences the world over. The film spawned two sequels, TV versions, swathes of gorgeous merchandise, and, in 2014, was reimagined for the new millennium. For the first time ever, here is the whole story of RoboCop. RoboCop: the Definitive History details the journey from the original script and early concept designs, all the way to the art and stunning effects work on the 2014 reimagining. Rare and exclusive images, script pages, storyboards, and much more have been discovered in the archives and are presented here for the first time, alongside brand new interviews with key creatives such as Ed Neumeier, Michael Miner, Jose Padilha, Joel Kinnaman, and Nancy Allen.
Baked occasions : desserts for leisure activities, holidays, and informal celebrations Lewis, Matt, author.
Lewis and Paliafito celebrate a year in desserts. You'll have everything you need to create a wide range of sweet treats for quirky festivities and traditional holidays all year round.
The 9 steps to financial freedom : practical and spiritual steps so you can stop worrying Orman, Suze.
Explores the psychological and spiritual power money has in our lives, and our attitudes about money. Also presents personal financial money management information.
CWNA Certified Wireless Network Administrator official study guide. Exam CWNA-106 Westcott, David A., author.
Rise of ISIS : a threat we can't ignore Sekulow, Jay, author.
The world's wealthiest and most powerful jihadists, ISIS originated within Al Qaeda with the goal of creating an Islamic state across Iraq and Syria and unrelenting jihad on Christians. This book gives a better understanding of the modern face of terror, and provides an overview of the laws of war and war crimes. These laws differentiate between the guilty and innocent, and explain why the US military and the Israeli Defense Forces are often limited in their defensive measures.
The brewer's tale : a history of the world according to beer Bostwick, William, author.
Presents the five thousand-year history of beer, from Babylonian temple workers and Nordic shamans to Belgian monks and American patriots, and the author discusses his own attempts to replicate some ancient brews. --Publisher's description.
The herbal bath & body book : create custom natural products for hair and skin Houdek, Heather Lee.
Offers recipes for creating over fifty bath and body projects from natural ingredients, including items for first aid, hair care, bath, face, and body care.
Scripture of the lotus blossom of the fine dharma (the Lotus sūtra)
Justice while black : helping African-American families navigate and survive the criminal justice system Shipp, Robbin, author.
Justice While Black is a must-read for every young black male in America-and for everyone else who cares about their survival and well-being. This is a first-of-its-kind essential guide for African-American families about how to understand the criminal justice system, and about why that system continues to see black men as targets-and as dollar signs. The book provides practical, straightforward advice on how to deal with specific legal situations: the threat of arrest, being arrested, being in custody, preparing for and undergoing a trial, and navigating the appeals and parole process. The primary goal of this book is to become a primer for African Americans on how to avoid becoming ensnared in the criminal justice system.
What women really want Murrell, Ann-Marie, 1968-
Down size : 12 truths for turning pants-splitting frustration into pants-fitting success Spiker, Ted.
"Ted Spiker may be the coauthor of numerous bestselling diet and health books, but the man just can't resist a good burrito. Or a bad burrito. (He's also eaten a 76-ounce steak, asserted that his wife's post-pregnancy jeans were the best-fitting pants he ever wore, and was asked by his own childhood doctor if his "feminine shape" embarrassed him at the beach.) In Down Size, Ted takes readers on an inspiring, candid, and comical journey, exploring the art and science of weight loss through his own struggles as a pear-shaped man in a not-so-pear-shaped world, with research about food, exercise, and the psychology of losing weight. He reveals twelve truths about successful weight loss, in areas such as temptation, frustration, nutrition, and inspiration. Some truths: - Redefine the Definition of Data - Leave Behind Your Extra Gland - Think Process, Not Outcome - Train Shorter, Train Harder. Combining science, personal stories, expert interviews, and advice, Down Size is an entertaining, field-tested, and research-based look at how men and women can finally find the body they want"--
The backwash of war : the human wreckage of the battlefield as witnessed by an American hospital nurse La Motte, Ellen N. (Ellen Newbold), 1873-1961.
Off course : inside the mad, muddy world of obstacle course racing Beresini, Erin.
A sports journalist describes her experiences and the cast of characters she met during her training and running of obstacle races, courses that consist of mud, fire, barbed wire, and walls.
Plunder of the ancients : a true story of betrayal, redemption, and an undercover quest to recover sacred Native American artifacts Schroeder, Lucinda Delaney, author.
"After taking an assignment as a supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, agent Lucinda Schroeder felt chafed by the restrictions of her desk job. She'd spent her career making cases against wildlife poachers, smugglers, and people who exploited wildlife for huge sums of money. As a supervisor she wasn't allowed to carry a case load. Her responsibility was to oversee the work of five other agents as they investigated wildlife crimes. But she wanted to be in the middle of the action. Finally, she went undercover again, working to investigate a parrot-smuggling operation--only to narrowly escape disaster after several of her colleagues inadvertently blew her cover. Though she worried that she was losing her gift for undercover work, when she learned of the illegal trade in Native American artifacts and the hunting of eagles for their feathers, she set up another sting operation and called it 'Operation Monster Slayer' after the Navajo deity that protected the Navajo from harm only to be betrayed once again--this time intentionally. Plunder of the Ancients tells the story of the dangerous life of an undercover agent--and her persistence that led to the recovery of nearly a million dollars' worth of sacred Indian artifacts sold on the black market in Santa Fe in 1996"--
Historic costumes and how to make them Fernald, Mary.
Rethinking positive thinking : inside the new science of motivation Oettingen, Gabriele.
You only have to be right once : the unprecedented rise of the instant tech billionaires Lane, Randall.
"The ultimate insider's look at the newest titans of tech, from the editorial team at Forbes. Silicon Valley's new billionaires are an unconventional breed, turning ideas into money at a rate never before seen in human history. Their ascension proves a turning point in how great fortunes are made and how technology disseminates. Among these golden boys are: Elon Musk, billionaire bachelor and founder of Paypal, electric carmaker Tesla, and private space company SpaceX, Evan Spiegel, 23-year old founder of Snapchat, who recently turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook, and Alex Karp, the eccentric philosopher with almost no tech background who turned Palantir into a data-mining champion. Over the last three years, Forbes has published indepth profiles of this new batch of billionaires, including the founders of Spotify, Dropbox, Tumblr, and Twitter. Now, in a compilation introduced and updated by Forbes editor Randall Lane, fans and critics alike will get a comprehensive look at who these super-entrepreneurs are and what they say about their own success and their plans for the future"--
Don't even think about it : why our brains are wired to ignore climate change Marshall, George (Environmentalist), author.
Most of us recognize that climate change is real, and yet we do nothing to stop it. What is this psychological mechanism that allows us to know something is true but act as if it is not? George Marshall's search for the answers brings him face to face with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists and the activists of the Texas Tea Party, the world's leading climate scientists and the people who denounce them, liberal environmentalists and conservative evangelicals. What he discovers is that our values, assumptions, and prejudices can take on lives of their own, gaining authority as they are shared, dividing people in their wake. With engaging stories and drawing on years of his own research, Marshall argues that the answers do not lie in the things that drive us apart, but rather in what we all share: how our human brains are wired--our evolutionary origins, our perceptions of threats, our cognitive blind spots, our love of storytelling, our fear of death, and our deepest instincts to defend our family and tribe. Once we understand what excites, threatens, and motivates us, we can rethink and reimagine the greatest challenge we have ever faced.--From publisher description.
More awesome than money : four boys and their quest to save the world from Facebook Dwyer, Jim, 1957-
"Four NYU undergrads wanted to build a social network that would allow users to control what they shared about themselves. They were hoping to raised 10k in 30 days and their project was called Diaspora. Their 2010 Kickstarter campaign ended the first day with three backers. They raised 20 times their goal and had support from around the world. But as the months wore on and the money wore out, they couldn't get there--coding failures, bad business decisions, over-reach and under-organization, and the inevitable conflicts of personality and goals."--
Culture worrier : reflections on race, politics and social change : selected columns 1984-2014 Page, Clarence, 1947-
"The first collection of columns from the Pulitzer Prize-winning and nationally syndicated journalist Clarence Page, touching on politics, social commentary, pop culture, new media, race, and family"--
Love by the numbers : how to find great love or reignite the love you have through the power of numerology McCants, Glynis, 1963-
The bestselling author of "Glynis Has Your Number" reveals the numerology of love. Using just a name and date of birth, readers can learn who they are destined to love, when to proceed with caution, and when to get serious.
Whisk(e)y distilled : a populist guide to the water of life Greene, Heather, author.
The pH balance health & diet guide for GERD, IBS & IBD : practical solutions, diet management + 175 recipes Smith, Fraser, 1968-, author.
Fragrant : the secret life of scent Aftel, Mandy, author.
"The 'Alice Waters of American natural perfume' (indieperfume.com) celebrates our most potent sense, through five rock stars of the fragrant world. Mandy Aftel is widely acclaimed as a trailblazer in natural perfumery. Over two decades of sourcing the finest aromatic ingredients from all over the world and creating artisanal fragrances, she has been an evangelist for the transformative power of scent. In Fragrant, through five major players in the epic of aroma, she explores the profound connection between our sense of smell and the appetites that move us, give us pleasure, make us fully alive. Cinnamon, queen of the Spice Route, touches our hunger for the unknown, the exotic, the luxurious. Mint, homegrown the world over, speaks to our affinity for the familiar, the native, the authentic. Frankincense, an ancient incense ingredient, taps into our longing for transcendence, while ambergris embodies our unquenchable curiosity. And exquisite jasmine exemplifies our yearning for beauty, both evanescent and enduring. In addition to providing a riveting initiation into the history, natural history, and philosophy of scent, Fragrant imparts the essentials of scent literacy and includes recipes for easy-to-make fragrances and edible, drinkable, and useful concoctions that reveal the imaginative possibilities of creating with-and reveling in-aroma. Vintage line drawings make for a volume that will be a treasured gift as well as a great read"--
Unexplained mysteries of World War II : discover the conspiracies, cover-ups and coincidences that won and lost the war Harwood, Jeremy, 1947- author.
25 conspiracies, cover-ups and stories of coincidences that won and lost the war. In general the chronology of World War II is well known: the main players, the epic battles won and lost, the impact of weather, equipment and supply issues, the role of air superiority. Like all great events, there was and is much that is mysterious. Many secrets of the war remained just that until years after V-Day, as truths and facts began to emerge. Unexplained Mysteries of World War II recounts 25 of the most fascinating mysteries from the war. The murderous plots, strange disappearances, criminal activities, scandals, deceptions, and peculiar decisions are the fodder of great fiction except that they are shockingly true.
What to expect the first year Murkoff, Heidi Eisenberg.
Keeping the trademark month by month format that allows parents to take the potentially overwhelming first year one step at a time, First Year is easier to read, faster to flip through, and new family friendlier than ever, packed with even more practical tips, realistic advice, and relatable, accessible information than before. Illustrations are new, too. Among the changes: Baby care fundamentals--crib and sleep safety, feeding, vitamin supplements--are revised to reflect the most recent guidelines. Breastfeeding gets more coverage, too, from getting started to keeping it going. Hot button topics and trends are tackled: attachment parenting, sleep training, early potty learning (elimination communication), baby-led weaning, and green parenting (from cloth diapers to non toxic furniture). An all new chapter on buying for baby helps parents navigate through today's dizzying gamut of baby products, nursery items, and gear. Also new: tips on preparing homemade baby food, the latest recommendations on starting solids, research on the impact of screen time (TVs, tablets, apps, computers), and "For Parents" boxes that focus on mom's and dad's needs. Throughout, topics are organized more intuitively than ever, for the best user experience possible.
Hands off my gun : defeating the plot to disarm America Loesch, Dana, author.
"Conservative talk show host, blogger, and TV commentator Loesch digs deep into past, present, and future facts, attitudes, and actions regarding gun rights ... In addition to explaining why the Founding Fathers insisted on including the right to bear arms in the Bill of Rights, Loesch argues that 'gun control' regulations throughout history have been used to keep minority populations under control. She also contends that current arguments in favor of gun control are primarily based on emotions and fear"--
The art of the English murder Worsley, Lucy, author.
Mad delicious : the science of making healthy food taste amazing! Schroeder, Keith, author.
Mad Delicious takes the kitchen science genre to the next level: It's not just about chemistry and molecules. Schroeder teaches home cooks about the nature of ingredients, how to maximize texture and flavor with clever cooking techniques (try steaming beef-then soaking it in wine sauce for the most tender steak ever!), smooth moves in the kitchen for better work flow, and how all the sciences-geography, meteorology, chemistry, physics, botany, biology, even human sociology and anthropology-can help home cooks master the science of light cooking.
The history of the book in 100 books : the complete story, from Egypt to e-book Cave, Roderick, author.
Each of the 100 books in chosen has played a critical role in the development of book in all their farms and with all that they bring: literacy, numeracy, technological progress and the expansion of scientific knowledge, religion, political theory, and more.
Fabio's American home kitchen : more than 125 recipes with an Italian accent Viviani, Fabio.
Your life is a book : how to craft & publish your memoir Peterson, Brenda, 1950-
"Everyone has a story to tell. Learn how to write your memoir and get published with the help of two well-known publishing professionals. Your Life is a Book guides budding writers though the transformative process of memoir writing to publication. In addition to exploring the unique elements of crafting a memoir--story arc, point of view, dialogue, where to start (not the beginning!)-Your Life is a Book also focuses on the self-exploration, awareness, and understanding that this emotional literary project triggers. With proven writing exercises and prompts, this book is a practical and enlightening guide to perfecting the art of memoir writing"--
Abundant living Jones, E. Stanley (Eli Stanley), 1884-1973.
Why motivating people doesn't work ... and what does : the new science of leading, energizing, and engaging Fowler, Susan, 1951-
"Based on the latest research and extensive work with hundreds of companies, Susan Fowler has a shocking message to leaders about motivating their people: STOP! In this groundbreaking book, Susan shows leaders how they can get out of the way and encourage their people to learn the skills of self-motivation"--
Easy gourmet : awesome recipes anyone can cook Le, Stephanie, author.
Farming the woods : an integrated permaculture approach to growing food and medicinals in temperate forests Mudge, Ken, 1949-
Indulge : delicious little desserts that keep life real sweet Wakile, Kathy, 1965-
A treasure trove of treats, all served up in small portions so that you can indulge without overindulging.
The world : a traveller's guide to the planet.
"Weʼve distilled 40 years of travel know-how into the first guidebook to our entire planet. In this ultimate A to Z, every country has a detailed map, essential facts, inspirational images and its must-see highlights. Discover the highlights of 221 countries in glorious colour, explore your interests, plan itineraries and find out how to get around, Our authors share travel secrets and local insights, Includes 228 maps, 700 images and 1595 highlights (approx. 2-5 pages per country)"--publisher's web site.
Wood heat : a practical guide to heating your home with wood Jones, Andrew, 1963-, author.
WTF, Evolution?! : a theory of unintelligible design Grunbaum, Mara, author.
Air plants : the curious world of Tillandsias Sengo, Zenaida.
Cyber self-defense : expert advice to avoid online predators, identity theft, and cyberbullying Moore, Alexis, 1951- author.
"Explains how to identify potential cyberattackers and how to recover from a cybercrime if you've been attacked"--
Rock climbing : mastering basic skills Luebben, Craig, author.
150 best Indian, Asian, Caribbean and more diabetes recipes Khan, Sobia, author.
Everyday Italian favorites : recipes for delicious weeknight meals
"Everyday Italian Favorites was created especially for Italian food-lovers and busy families, so that home cooks can simplify their life and satisfy their family at the same time. These family-friendly dishes will tempt you to explore the delights of real Italian cooking and master the techniques for making one of the world's most popular cuisines. The 100 recipes include sautés and braises, one-pot meals, pasta and risotto, oven-to-table dishes, and more, all representing the delicious specialties of Italy's diverse regions and ideal for weeknight cooking. Soups, salads, sides, and desserts complete the collection. Every recipe is presented with step-by-step instructions, cooking tips, and a beautiful finished dish photograph"--
Sustainable residential architecture Álvarez, Ana María, 1976- author.
Ruhlman's how to roast : foolproof techniques and recipes for the home cook Ruhlman, Michael, 1963- author.
The Beatles lyrics : the stories behind the music, including the handwritten drafts of more than 100 classic Beatles songs Davies, Hunter, 1936- author.
The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America. For the Beatles, writing songs was a process that could happen anytime -- songs we all know by heart often began as a scribble on the back of an envelope or on hotel stationery. These original documents have ended up scattered across the world at museums and universities and with collectors and friends. Many have never been published before. More than 100 songs and lyrics are reproduced in THE BEATLES LYRICS, providing Hunter Davies a unique platform to tell the story of the music. The intimacy of these reproductions -- there are sections crossed out and rewritten, and words tossed into the final recordings that were never written down -- ensures that THE BEATLES LYRICS will be a treasure for musicians, scholars, and fans everywhere.
Ice princess crafts : 35 quick & easy ideas for capes, crowns, wands, & more Dorsey, Colleen.
"You lie!" : the evasions, omissions, fabrications, frauds, and outright falsehoods of Barack Obama Cashill, Jack, author.
A devastating catalog of Barack Obama's numerous evasions, misleading statements and blatant lies, from statements in his national bestseller Dreams from My Father to "You can keep your health plan." During President Obama's address to Congress in November 2009, Representative Joe Wilson of South Carolina shouted, "You lie!" As Jack Cashill details, the president has been lying about his personal history and his political philosophy from the beginning of his political career. Yet throughout his meteoric rise and the first five years of his presidency, the liberal media turned a blind eye to his numerous evasions, contradictions, misstatements, deceptions, untruths, and outright falsehoods. It wasn't until the disastrous Obamacare rollout that the president's lies caught up with him. Finally, it was impossible even for the mainstream media to ignore the president's repeated assertions that all Americans could keep their health care plans and family doctors if they so chose. Journalist and author Jack Cashill provides a devastating compendium of the president's false and misleading statements on matters great and small, from the deliberate distortions in his celebrated memoir, to his rise to the White House and his years as president.
The reason : how I discovered a life worth living Sturm, Lacey, author.
The Zimmermann telegram : America enters the War, 1917-1918 Tuchman, Barbara W. (Barbara Wertheim), 1912-1989.
The bullfighter checks her makeup : my encounters with extraordinary people Orlean, Susan.
The return of George Washington : 1783-1789 Larson, Edward J. (Edward John), author.
Historian Edward J. Larson recovers a crucially important--yet almost always overlooked--chapter of George Washington's life, revealing how Washington saved the United States by coming out of retirement to lead the Constitutional Convention and serve as our first president. After leading the Continental Army to victory in the Revolutionary War, Washington shocked the world: he retired. In December 1783, the most powerful man in the country stepped down as Commander in Chief and returned to private life. Yet as Washington contentedly grew his estate, the fledgling American experiment floundered. Under the Articles of Confederation, the weak central government was unable to raise revenue to pay its debts or reach a consensus on national policy. The states bickered and grew apart. When a Constitutional Convention was established to address these problems, the other Founding Fathers realized that only one man could unite the fractious states: George Washington. Reluctant, but duty-bound, Washington rode to Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to preside over the Convention. Although Washington is often overlooked in most accounts of the period, this new history brilliantly uncovers Washington's vital role in shaping the Convention--and shows how it was only with Washington's support and his willingness to serve as President that the states were brought together and ratified the Constitution, thereby saving the country.--From publisher description.
Four centuries of quilts : the Colonial Williamsburg collection Baumgarten, Linda, author.
1000 juices, green drinks and smoothies Gray, Deborah, author.
100 foundation recipes with 900 variations for juices, smoothies, milkshakes, slushies, and frappés. Includes information on selecting equipment and health benefits of ingredients.
The essential guide to home herbal remedies : easy recipes using medicinal herbs to treat more than 125 conditions from sunburns to sore throats Wenzel, Melanie.
Fifty weapons that changed the course of history Levy, Joel, 1971- author.
Folds in fashion : the art of pleating in clothing design and construction Prieto, Rosa García, author.
Detailed instructions for professional dressmakers, designers, tailors and experienced home sewers for making 24 basic projects that create sophisticated embellishments for contemporary fashion pieces. Only basic sewing tools are required.
Bulletproof spirit : the first responder's essential resource for protecting and healing mind and heart Willis, Dan, 1963-
"Consistently being immersed in violence, tragedies, danger, and evil often scars the spirits of our emergency first responders, resulting in PTSD, depression, suicides (the number one cause of death for police officers), substance abuse, broken families, and emotional pain. Firefighters, police officers, soldiers, medics, and emergency room workers are vulnerable to feelings of helplessness and suffering, and many do not know where or how to find help. It's a crisis in our first responder communities, and these men and women need training to protect, nurture, and sustain their spirits. Based on 25 years of service as a police officer, Captain Dan Willis's unique handbook presents essential keys and time-proven approaches to emotional survival and well-being. This innovative and practical resource provides dozens of effective methods for first responders to protect and heal their minds and hearts based on lessons learned in the line of duty. Topics include warning signs and self-awareness, sustaining one's spirit, wellness practices, understanding the psychology and mitigation of trauma, tapping into support from home and peers, and faith in service. These principles - plainly outlined by a police captain who has himself suffered and healed - act as a bulletproof vest for the mind, heart, and spirit"--
Overreach : delusions of regime change in Iraq MacDonald, Michael, 1952- author.
Older, faster, stronger : what women runners can teach us all about living younger, longer Webb, Margaret.
"One Part personal quest to discover running greatness after age 50, one part investigation into what the women's running boom can teach athletes about becoming fitter, stronger, and faster as we age, Older, Faster, Stronger is an engrossing narrative sure to inspire women of all ages. A former overweight smoker turned marathoner, Margaret Webb runs with elite older women, follows a high-performance training plan devised by experts, and examines research that shows ho endurance training can stall aging. She then tests herself against the world's best older runners at the World Masters Games in Torino, Italy. Millions of women have taken up running in recent decades--the first generation of women to train in great numbers. Women are qualifying for the Olympic marathon in their 50s, running 100-mile ultra marathons in their 60s, completing Ironmans in their 80s, competing for world masters records in their 90s. What are the secrets of these ageless wonders? How do they get stronger and faster long after their "athletic prime"? Is there an evolutionary reason women can maintain endurance into advanced years? Webb immerses herself in these questions as she trains to see just how fast she can get after 50"--
Life after faith : the case for secular humanism Kitcher, Philip, 1947- author.
Philip Kitcher constructs an original and persuasive secular perspective, one that answers human needs, recognizes the objectivity of values, and provides for the universal desire for meaningfulness. Kitcher thoughtfully and sensitively considers how secularism can respond to the worries and challenges that all people confront, including the issue of mortality. He investigates how secular lives compare with those of people who adopt religious doctrines as literal truth, as well as those who embrace less literalistic versions of religion. Whereas religious belief has been important in past times, Kitcher concludes that evolution away from religion is now essential. He envisions the successors to religious life, when the senses of identity and community traditionally fostered by religion will instead draw on a broader range of cultural items--those provided by poets, filmmakers, musicians, artists, scientists, and others. With clarity and deep insight, Kitcher reveals the power of secular humanism to encourage fulfilling human lives built on ethical truth.
Late-talking children : a symptom or a stage? Camarata, Stephen M., 1957- author.
Everyone's a critic : winning customers in a review-driven world Tancer, Bill.
"In Everyone's a Critic, Bill Tancer draws on case studies, field research, and never-before-published data to create the definitive guide for the business owner. He offers valuable insight for anyone seeking to make the most of their online consumer reviews, including the little touches that have outsized impact on positive reviews, how to deal with bad reviews, and how to spot reviewers who are trying to take advantage of you."--Amazon.com
Dress skinny : perfecting your style, flattering your body, and looking fabulous Corrigan, Joyce., author.
Offers fashion tips designed to flatter such areas as hips, bust, waist, legs, and arms, and includes advice from noted designers, including Michael Kors, Carolina Herrera, and Tommy Hilfiger.
30 Years of WrestleMania Shields, Brian, author.
Celebrate 30 years of WrestleMania! 30 years of WrestleMania provides amazing in-depth coverage of WWE's Wrestlemania from its inception right up to the present day. You can relive each exciting match with exclusive interviews with Superstars, Divas and more. Stunning visuals and never-before-seen shots bring the world of Wrestlemania to life, plus there's behind-the-scenes coverage of historic matches and in-depth discussions of each Wrestlemania event. 30 years of WrestleMania is perfect for wrestling fans who want to get up close and personal with all their wrestling heroes.
Acrylic painting with Lee Hammond Hammond, Lee, 1957-
North Light's bestselling author Lee Hammond brings 20 years of professional experience to the popular medium of acrylic painting to provide everything the beginning artist needs to get started: *An introduction to essential materials, basic techniques and key terms*More than 25 step-by-step demonstrations covering such frequently requested subjects as still lifes, landscapes, people, flowers and animals*A fun, lighthearted and reliable approach.
Sunday suppers : recipes + gatherings Mordechai, Karen, author.
Rediscover the art of cooking and eating communally with a beautiful, simple collection of meals for friends and family.
Kidnapped by the Taliban : a story of terror, hope, and rescue by Seal Team Six Joseph, Dilip, author.
Recounts the author's harrowing experiences as a victim of kidnapping at the hands of the Taliban, recounting how he and his friends were abducted, the days he spent in captivity, and how he was rescued in a deadly SEAL Team Six operation.
The great Grisby : two thousand years of literary, royal, philosophical, and artistic dog lovers and their exceptional animals Brottman, Mikita, 1966-
Me, myself, and pie Gore, Sherry, 1965- author.
You are here : around the world in 92 minutes Hadfield, Chris, 1959- author.
Photographs from the International Space Station punctuated with fun, fascinating commentary on life in zero gravity.
Joy the baker homemade decadence : irresistably sweet, salty, gooey, sticky, fluffy, creamy, crunchy treats Wilson, Joy, 1981- author.
The vegetarian flavor bible : the essential guide to culinary creativity with vegetables, fruits, grains, legumes, nuts, seeds, and more, based on the wisdom of leading American chefs Page, Karen, author.
"Throughout time, people have chosen to adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet for a variety of reasons, from ethics to economy to personal and planetary well-being. Experts now suggest a new reason for doing so: maximizing flavor - which is too often masked by meat-based stocks or butter and cream. The Vegetarian Flavor Bible is an essential guide to culinary creativity, based on insights from dozens of leading American chefs, representing such acclaimed restaurants as Crossroads and M.A.K.E. in Los Angeles, Candle 79, Dirt Candy, and Kajitsu in New York City, Green Zebra in Chicago, Greens and Millennium in San Francisco, Natural Selection and Portobello in Portland, Plum Bistro in Seattle, and Vedge in Philadelphia,"--Amazon.com
The myth of race : the troubling persistence of an unscientific idea Sussman, Robert W., 1941-
Biological races do not exist -- and never have. This view is shared by all scientists who study variation in human populations. Yet racial prejudice and intolerance based on the myth of race remain deeply ingrained in Western society. In his powerful examination of a persistent, false, and poisonous idea, Robert Sussman explores how race emerged as a social construct from early biblical justifications to the pseudoscientific studies of today. The Myth of Race traces the origins of modern racist ideology to the Spanish Inquisition, revealing how sixteenth-century theories of racial degeneration became a crucial justification for Western imperialism and slavery. In the nineteenth century, these theories fused with Darwinism to produce the highly influential and pernicious eugenics movement. Believing that traits from cranial shape to raw intelligence were immutable, eugenicists developed hierarchies that classified certain races, especially fair-skinned "Aryans," as superior to others. These ideologues proposed programs of intelligence testing, selective breeding, and human sterilization -- policies that fed straight into Nazi genocide. Sussman examines how opponents of eugenics, guided by the German-American anthropologist Franz Boas's new, scientifically supported concept of culture, exposed fallacies in racist thinking. Although eugenics is now widely discredited, some groups and individuals today claim a new scientific basis for old racist assumptions. Pondering the continuing influence of racist research and thought, despite all evidence to the contrary, Sussman explains why -- when it comes to race -- too many people still mistake bigotry for science.
Pocket hole joinery : bookshelf, daybed, mirror Edmundson, Mark.
In recent years pocket hole joinery has been growing in popularity--mainly because it is a simple technique to master and the tooling available guarantees a strong joint every time. Pocket screw joinery makes simple work of face frames, cabinets, and other applications where you want to hide the fasteners. The pocket hole jig, usually a stepped drill bit and guide bushing, drills an angled hole though the end of a piece of wood. A pocket screw, similar to a wide pan-head screw, is then driven through the hole into the mating piece of wood making a strong, tight joint. The advantage is that you are driving the screw through the end grain, similar to toe-nailing into the side grain.
The glory of the tree : an illustrated history Kingsbury, Noël, author.
Ninety-one of the world's great tree species in glorious color, describes botany and origin, location, size, characteristics, potential age, climate and history.
Creatures of the deep : in search of the sea's monsters and the world they live in Hoyt, Erich, author.
In this updated and expanded edition of Creatures of the Deep, award winning nature and science writer Erich Hoyt gives readers a glimpse of the amazing variety of creatures found in the deepest parts of the ocean. Weaving together details from the latest scientific research about sharks, giant squid, dragonfish, huge tube worms, clams and tiny microbes of the deep sea vents, Hoyt embarks on a magical journey roaming across the abyssal plains and descending into deep sea trenches more than 20,000 feet down. Hoyt unravels the complex predator-prey relationships, from "killer" copepods to battles between giant squid and sperm whales, presenting compelling portraits of animals that are superbly adapted denizens of a dark high pressure world. There are life forms, independent of sunlight and photosynthesis, which flourish around the hot, sulfurous deep sea vents in the magnificent rift valley of the mid ocean ridge, the world's longest mountain range. Surviving in conditions that appear to be close to the very soup of primordial Earth, these microbes have become the basis for the latest research into Earth's origins. Fully illustrated with fantastic underwater imagery.
Hand in hand : the beauty of God's sovereignty and meaningful human choice Alcorn, Randy C.
If God is sovereign, how can I be free to choose' But if God is not sovereign, how can he be God' Is it possible to reconcile God's sovereignty with human choice' This is one of the most perplexing theological questions. It's also one of the most personal. In hand in Hand, Randy Alcorn says that the traditional approach to this debate has often diminished our trust in God and his purposes. Instead of making a one-sided argument from select verses, Alcorn examines the question in light of all Scripture. By exploring what the whole Bible says about divine sovereignty and human choice, hand in Hand helps us' ' Carefully and honestly examine the different views on this issue ' Gain a deeper understanding of God ' Appreciate God's design in providing us the freedom of meaningful choice ' See the value in better understanding what we cannot fully understand ' Learn how to communicate about the issue in clear and compassionate ways ' More fully experience the unity Christ intends for his Church A careful guide through Scripture, hand in Hand shows us why God's sovereignty and meaningful human choice work together in a beautiful way.
Thoughts are not the enemy : an innovative approach to meditation practice Siff, Jason.
"A revolutionary new approach to meditation: a mindfulness of thinking that accepts and investigates the thoughts that arise as you meditate--from the author of Unlearning Meditation. In most forms of meditation, the meditator is instructed to let go of thoughts as they arise. As a result, thinking is often taken, unnecessarily, to be something misguided or evil. This approach is misguided, says Jason Siff. In fact, if we allow thoughts to arise and become mindful of the thoughts themselves, we gain tranquillity and insight just as in other methods without having to reject our natural mental processes. And by observing the thoughts themselves with mindfulness and curiosity, we can learn a good deal about ourselves in the process"--
Her beautiful brain Hedreen, Ann, author.
Her Beautiful Brain is Ann Hedreen's story of what it was like to become a mom just as her beautiful, brainy mother began to lose her mind to an unforgiving disease. Arlene was a copper miner's daughter who was divorced twice, widowed once, raised six kids singlehandedly, survived the turbulent '60s, and got her B.A. and M.A. at 40 so she could support her family as a Seattle schoolteacher--only to start showing signs of Alzheimer's disease in her late fifties, taking Ann and her siblings on a long descent they never could have anticipated or imagined. For two decades--as Ann married, had a daughter and a son, navigated career changes and marital crises and built a life making documentary films with her husband--she watched her once-invincible mom disappear. From Seattle to Haiti to the mine-gouged Finntown neighborhood in Butte, Montana where she was born and grew up, from Arlene's favorite tennis club to a locked geropsychiatric ward, Her Beautiful Brain tells the heartbreaking story of a daughter's love for a mother who is lost in the wilderness of an unpredictable and harrowing illness.
Overcoming paranoid & suspicious thoughts : a self-help guide using cognitive behavioral techniques Freeman, Daniel, 1971-
Killing Keiko : the true story of Free Willy's return to the wild Simmons, Mark A.
Millions of Free Willy movie enthusiasts have been led to believe that Keiko's return to the wild was a triumph. But according to author Mark A. Simmons, director of the Animal Behavior Team on the Keiko Release Project, the whale's story is one of unnecessary tragedy. Killing Keiko unveils the evolution and collapse of the whale's rehabilitation, covering his final trek across the North Atlantic to his death in Norway.
The Wars of the Roses Weir, Alison, 1951- author.
Reconstructs the conflict between the royal Houses of Lancaster and York, bringing to life both the war and the historic figures who fought it.
Vintage industrial : living with machine age design Potestad, Misha de, author.
"An exquisitely illustrated celebration of this influential style that is now at the forefront of interior design. Vintage Industrial covers the period from 1900 to 1950, which produced the raw, functional aesthetic that has become a cornerstone of modern design. The advent of the second industrial revolution created the need for a new kind of furniture to satisfy the demands of a rapidly growing workforce. Chairs, tables, lamps, and modular storage were designed from new materials to be mass-produced, stackable, and adjustable to the developing needs of brand-new industries that in turn were manufacturing the products that would define a changing society. These pieces, that inform a reclaimed style, are now highly popular among collectors and interior designers. This volume celebrates the engineers who shaped the industrial aesthetic as the unsung heroes of modern design and showcases their creations. By discovering ways to work iron and steel into functional forms, luminaries such as Bernard-Albin Gras, George Carwardine, Jean Prouvé, and Édouard-Wilfred Buquet sparked a revolution in the way we think about our built environment. Five chapters--on lighting, seating, tables, storage, and curiosities--describe the major innovations and designs from the period and include stunning photography depicting these objects in homes, workshops, factories, and warehouses. Meticulously curated, this elegant book is an informative style guide and source of inspiration for how to live with industrial design."--
Manifest destinations : cities and tourists in the nineteenth-century American West Gruen, J. Philip, 1969-
MMA now! : the stars and stories of mixed martial arts Sobie, Brian, author.
Jeff Leatham : visionary floral art and design Leatham, Jeff.
Pilates for breast cancer survivors : a guide to recovery, healing, and wellness Aaronson, Naomi, author.
Transformations of myth through time Campbell, Joseph, 1904-1987.
The empathy factor : your competitive advantage for personal, team, and business success Miyashiro, Marie R.
Stylin' with CSS : a designer's guide Wyke-Smith, Charles.
Perfectly legal : the covert campaign to rig our tax system to benefit the super rich-- and cheat everybody else Johnston, David, 1948-
Letters to Gabriel : the true story of Gabriel Michael Santorum Santorum, Karen Garver.
A collection of letters by the author to her unborn child with an abnormality known as "posterior urethral valve", a defect in which a valve in the urinary system does not open. As a result, the baby is unable to empty fluid from the bladder to the amniotic sac.
100 snowflakes to crochet : make your own snowdrift-- to give or to keep Sainio, Caitlin.
"Bring the magic of a fresh snowfall into your own home with this gorgeous collection of crocheted snowflakes. Spend an hour making an ornament or two, or take a weekend and crochet a whole blizzard" --P.  of cover.
Texts from dog Jones, October.
Presents a humorous collection of texts between man and dog.
Not God's type : an atheist academic lays down her arms Ordway, Holly.
Pro : reclaiming abortion rights Pollitt, Katha, author.
Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, "abortion" is still a word that is said with outright hostility by many, despite the fact that one in three American women will have terminated at least one pregnancy by menopause. Even those who support a woman's right to an abortion often qualify their support by saying abortion is a "bad thing," an "agonizing decision," making the medical procedure so remote and radioactive that it takes it out of the world of the everyday, turning an act that is normal and necessary into something shameful and secretive. Meanwhile, with each passing day, the rights upheld by the Supreme Court are being systematically eroded by state laws designed to end abortion outright. In this urgent, controversial book, Katha Pollitt reframes abortion as a common part of a woman's reproductive life, one that should be accepted as a moral right with positive social implications. In Pro , Pollitt takes on the personhood argument, reaffirms the priority of a woman's life and health, and discusses why terminating a pregnancy can be a force for good for women, families, and society. It is time, Pollitt argues, that we reclaim the lives and the rights of women and mothers.
Ikaria : lessons on food, life, and longevity from the Greek island where people forget to die Kochilas, Diane, author.
"Ikaria is mythical, beautiful, enigmatic--and, as we learned after reading the New York Times article about it, a place where residents live unaccountably long lives. Part cookbook, part travelogue, filled with gorgeous photography, stunning recipes, and interviews with locals, and packed with the often quirky secrets to a long life that Ikarians are spoon-fed at birth, Ikaria is award-winning author Diane Kochilas's ethno-culinary paean to this magical island.Here, Kochilas will marry lore to lesson and recipe to interview: we'll meet a 101-year-old weaver--the best on the island--and taste the combinations of herbs that he cooks with and that he believes give him life. We'll learn about the life-giving benefits of delicious salads both raw and cooked, the gorgeous breads and savory pies that are a part of every meal, the bean dishes that are passed down through generations, and the seafood that is at the root of the Ikarian culinary culture. filled with mouthwatering recipes and remarkable stories, this book will introduce many Americans to food as life, as only the Ikarians know it"--
Heirs to forgotten kingdoms : journeys into the disappearing religions of the Middle East Russell, Gerard, author.
Despite its reputation for religious intolerance, the Middle East has long sheltered many distinctive and strange faiths: one regards the Greek prophets as incarnations of God, another reveres Lucifer in the form of a peacock, and yet another believes that their followers are reincarnated beings who have existed in various forms for thousands of years. These religions represent the last vestiges of the magnificent civilizations in ancient history: Persia, Babylon, Egypt in the time of the Pharaohs. Their followers have learned how to survive foreign attacks and the perils of assimilation. But today, with the Middle East in turmoil, they face greater challenges than ever before.
Now : poems Tenenbaum, Molly.
"Now, Molly Tenenbaum's second full-length collection, conjure rare - life within n yellow ice cream truck, a bridge tender watching" masts thin out to threads"--And honors the commonplace. These poems deliver their news, their "nows" in language as haunting and buoyant as the melodies that Tenenbaum, an accomplished musician, knows so well"--P.  of cover.
Buehler's backyard boatbuilding for the 21st century Buehler, George, 1948- author.
For more than a quarter century, backyard boatbuilders have turned to George Buehler's acclaimed DIY guide for expert advice, step-by-step instructions, and the author's irreverent, no-nonsense commentary. Whether you're experienced or unskilled, over-budget or under-financed, into sailing or powerboats, you'll find everything you need to start building--and finish that boat--in one essential guide. Now updated for the 21st century, the undisputed "bible" for boatbuilders is more comprehensive, more practical, and more fun than ever.
Yoga and body image : 25 personal stories about beauty, bravery & loving your body Klein, Melanie, 1972-
In this remarkable, first-of-its-kind book, twenty-five contributors--including musician Alanis Morissette, celebrity yoga instructor Seane Corn, and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Sara Gottfried--discuss how yoga and body image intersect. Through inspiring personal stories you'll discover how yoga not only affects your physical health, but also how you feel about your body. Offering unique perspectives on yoga and how it has shaped their lives, the writers provide tips for using yoga to find self-empowerment and improved body image. This anthology unites a diverse collection of voices that address topics across the spectrum of human experience, from culture and media to gender and sexuality. Yoga and Body Image will help you learn to connect with and love your beautiful body.
Splitting an order Kooser, Ted, author.
Drugs unlimited : the web revolution that's changing how the world gets high Power, Mike (Journalist)
"The very first thing ever bought or sold on the Internet was marijuana, when Stanford and MIT students used ARPANET to cut a deal in the early '70s. Today, you can order any conceivable pill or powder with the click of a mouse. In Drugs Unlimited, Mike Power tells the tale of drugs in the Internet Age, in which users have outmaneuvered law enforcement, breached international borders, and created a massive worldwide black market. But the online market in narcotics isn't just changing the way drugs are bought and sold, it's changing the nature of drugs themselves. Enterprising dealers are using the Web to engage highly skilled foreign chemists to tweak the chemical structures of banned drugs--just enough to create a similar effect and just enough to render them legal in most parts of the world. Drugs are marketed as "not for human consumption," but everyone knows exactly how they're going to be used--what they can't know is whether their use might prove fatal. From dancefloors to the offices of apathetic government officials, via social networking sites and underground labs, Power explores this agile, international, virtual subculture that will always be one step ahead of the law"--
Memoirs of a gas station Neumann, Sam, author.
"Early one May, Sam Neumann arrived in the breathtaking wilderness of Denali, Alaska with a smile on his face and adventure in his heart. But less than 24 hours later, both had evaporated as he stood behind the counter of a filthy gas station--his new place of employment--and tried to piece together what exactly had gone wrong. Memoirs of a Gas Station is a quirky personal account of a summer trapped in a convenience store on the edge of Denali National Park. Often satirical, sometimes introspective, and always brutally honest, Memoirs takes you on a raucous ride through the best and worst summer of one man's life. From booze-soaked employee parties to one very awkward romantic episode in a tree house, Sam learned more than he ever planned about the Last Frontier. But weekends spent stumbling through seedy Alaskan bars and hitch-hiking to remote destinations gave him a unique perspective on life, and led him to find friendship, adventure, and love in the most unexpected places"--
Windows 8.1 Price, Michael, 1942- author.
At home with Jane Austen Wilson, Kim, 1959- author.
"With gorgeous photography and illustrations, At Home with Jane Austen explores Austen's world, her physical surroundings, and the journeys the popular author took during her lifetime"--
Edward Sheriff Curtis : visions of the first Americans Gulbrandsen, Don.
The legend of Korra. Book two. Spirits : the art of the animated series Konietzko, Bryan, author, artist.
Bruges city guide 2014
This is a comprehensive guide to visiting Bruges - the Venice of the north. It contains up-to-date information on all places of interest, museums and attractions. The guide illustrates how this historic city, with its cherished architecture and artistic treasures - and its breweries and 50 or so chocolate boutiques - really does have something for everybody, whether you are planning a daytrip or a weekend getaway.
No place to hide : a brain surgeon's long journey home from the Iraq War Warren, W. Lee, 1969-
"When he traded a comfortable if demanding practice in San Antonio, Texas, for a ride on a C-130 into the combat zone, Warren was already reeling from months of personal struggle. At the 332nd Air Force Theater Hospital at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, he realized his experience with trauma was just beginning. In his 120 days in a tent hospital, he was trained in a different specialty-- surviving over a hundred mortar attacks and trying desperately to repair the damages of a war that raged around every detail of every day."--Book jacket.
Reality, grief, hope : three urgent prophetic tasks Brueggemann, Walter.
Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of ancient Jerusalem, Brueggemann shows how the prophetic biblical response to that crisis was truth-telling in the face of ideology, grief in the face of denial, and hope in the face of despair. He argues that the same prophetic responses are urgently required from us now if we are to escape the deathliness of denial and despair. --from publisher description
The naked mountaineer : misadventures of an Alpine traveler Sieberson, Steve.
Soul food : stories to nourish the spirit and the heart
The fifties Halberstam, David.
The second sex Robbins, Michael, 1972- author.
"A second collection from a poet of "sheer joy and dizzy command" (The New York Times) Upon its publication in 2012, Alien vs. Predator, the debut collection by Michael Robbins, became one of the hottest and most celebrated works of poetry in the country, winning acclaim for its startling freshness and originality, and leading critics to say that it was the most likely book in years to open up poetry to a new readership. Robbins's poems are strange, wonderful, wild, and irrationally exuberant, mashing up high and low culture with "a sky-blue originality of utterance" (The New York Times). The thirty-six new poems in The Second Sex carry over the music, attitude, hilarity, and vulgarity of Alien vs. Predator, while also working deeper autobiographical and political veins"--
A divine revelation of heaven Baxter, Mary K.
After thirty nights of experiencing the depths of hell, Mary Baxter was shown the realms of heaven. Here are breathtaking glimpses of the beauty and joy that await every believer in Jesus Christ.
Total design : architecture and interiors of iconic modern houses Marcus, George H., author.
No plot? no problem! : a low-stress, high-velocity guide to writing a novel in 30 days Baty, Chris.
Rock climbing : the AMGA single pitch manual Gaines, Bob, 1959-
"Rock Climbing: The AMGA Single Pitch Manual is intended to serve as a textbook for past and future participants of the AMGA SPI program"--
Brainwashed : how universities indoctrinate America's youth Shapiro, Ben.
How universities indoctrinate American youth.
Single, shy, and looking for love : a dating guide for the shy & socially anxious Kolakowski, Shannon.
"Entering the world of dating can be intimidating--but for those suffering from shyness or social anxiety it is especially difficult. Single, Shy, and Looking for Love presents mindfulness, acceptance, and values-based techniques from acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) to help shy singles explore what they want in a romantic partner, cope with the anxiety and fear that can arise on a date, and develop the skills needed to create a long-lasting, intimate relationship"--
Farewell to prosperity : wealth, identity, and conflict in postwar America Rose, Lisle A., 1936- author.
An in-depth study of the Liberal and Conservative forces that fought each other to shape American political culture and character during the nation's most prosperous years.
The Tao of sobriety : helping you to recover from alcohol and drug addiction Gregson, David.
Provides exercises to help those recovering from alcohol or drug addictions to develop mental self-control and increase serenity and self-esteem.
I am a pencil : a teacher, his kids, and their world of stories Swope, Sam.
"In 1995, writer Sam Swope gave a workshop to a third-grade class in a Queens school bursting at the seams with kids from around the world. So enchanted was he with his twenty-eight students that he 'adopted' the class for three years, teaching them to write stories and poems. I Am a Pencil is the story of his years with this very special group of students. It is as funny, warm, heartbreaking, and hopeful as the children themselves. Swope follows his colorful troop of resilient writers from grades three to five, coaxing out their stories, watching talents blossom, explode, and sometimes fizzle. We meet MeiKai (whose mom is a Taoist priestess), Aaron (who cannot seem to tell the truth), and Noelia (a wacky Dominican chatterbox). Preparing his students for a world of adult dangers, Swope is astonished by their courage, their humanity, and most of all, their strength. I Am a Pencil is a book about the power and magic of imagination, providing a unique window on the immigrant experience as seen through the lives of children."--P.  of cover.
On the ridge between life and death : a climbing life reexamined Roberts, David, 1943-
The queen of distraction : how women with ADHD can conquer chaos, find focus, and get more done Matlen, Terry, 1953-
"Do you rule the realm of disorganization, clutter, and chaos? Are you constantly battling to get things done? Are you ready to give up and toss your day planner into the dungeon (otherwise known as your closet)? If so, you might just be The Queen of Distraction. And whether or not you've been formally diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), you probably already know that something's got to give. The Queen of Distraction presents practical skills to help women with ADHD achieve focus and balance in all areas of life, whether it's at home, at work, or in relationships. Psychotherapist Terry Matlen delves into the feminine side of ADHD-the elements of this condition that are particular to women, such as: relationships, skin sensitivities, meal-planning, parenting, and dealing with out-of-control hormones. In addition, the book offers helpful tips and strategies to get your symptoms under control, and outlines a number of effective treatment options for you to pursue. From getting dressed in the morning, to making it to a job interview, to planning dinner-sometimes just getting through the day can be an ordeal for a woman with ADHD. If you've been accused of getting lost in your own world, maybe it's time to make a change. If you're ready to start getting organized and stop leaving your groceries in the car, this book can help. It's more than just a survival guide, it's an ADHD how-to help you thrive!"--
Revolution Brand, Russell, 1975-
"Are you fed up with the status quo? Do you ask yourself why 1% of the world owns nearly half the wealth? Are you appalled that in a year of recession, banker's bonuses rose by around 64%? Does it anger you that multi-million dollar corporations pay hardly any tax? Do you trust your government? Always insightful, irreverent but funny, Russell Brand is asking the questions the public wants answered. This is his call to arms. This is Russell Brand's Revolution"--
How to speak money : what the money people say-- and what it really means Lanchester, John, author.
Discusses how the world of finance and economics really works, from the terms and conditions of personal checking accounts to the deliberate concealments of bankers, and explains hundreds of common economic terms.
Pay any price : greed, power, and endless war Risen, James.
"War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has done things every bit as shameful as its historic wartime abuses -- and until this book, it has worked very hard to cover them up. Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. FDR authorized the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans. Presidents Bush and Obama now must face their own reckoning. Power corrupts, but it is endless war that corrupts absolutely"--
How to be a Victorian : a dawn-to-dusk guide to Victorian life Goodman, Ruth, 1963-
Drawing on her own adventures living in re-created Victorian conditions, Goodman serves as our bustling and fanciful guide to nineteenth-century life. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, she celebrates the ordinary lives of the most perennially fascinating era of British history. From waking up to the rapping of a "knocker-upper man" on the window pane to lacing into a corset after a round of calisthenics, from slipping opium to the little ones to finally retiring to the bedroom for the ideal combination of "love, consideration, control and pleasure," the weird, wonderful, and somewhat gruesome intricacies of Victorian life are vividly rendered.
How patterns work : the fundamental principles of pattern making and sewing in fashion design.
"The perfect introduction to the core principles of garment construction, "How Patterns Work" simplifies and explains the relationship between pattern making and the body"--Back cover.
The sketchnote handbook : the illustrated guide to visual note taking Rohde, Mike, author.
Nancy Silverton's breads from the La Brea Bakery : recipes for the connoisseur Silverton, Nancy.
Describes how to make and maintain sourdough starter and shares recipes for a wide variety of breads made from this base.
Dessert mash-ups Kern, Dorothy, author.
Fresh nourishing salads for all seasons Harris, Kimberly (Kimi)
The North Cascades : finding beauty and renewal in the wild nearby Dietrich, William, 1951-
Experience a magnificent region through the words and images of accomplished writers and photographers and local residents. From the summit of Mount Baker to the sandy bottom of the Skagit River, Washington's North Cascades hold some of the most sublime mountain summits, lowland old growth forests, and pristine rivers on the planet. Some of these features are safely contained within national park boundaries or federally designated wilderness areas, but few people realize how many acres remain unprotected to this day. With a growing regional population, and development putting more pressure on this region, The North Cascades draws our attention to the many reasons that the integrity of this rich ecosystem must remain intact. Released in 2014 in honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Wilderness Act, and the 50th anniversary of the original North Cascades photo book by The Mountaineers that helped inspire the creation of North Cascades National Park. More than twenty conservation and recreation organizations working in the North Cascades lent their perspective to this book.
Printed textiles : British and American cottons and linens : 1700-1850 Eaton, Linda, author.
"A fully revised reissue, updated and enhanced with new color photography, of an influential work on American textiles and their British antecedents, regarded as a classic text on both sides of the Atlantic. Printed Textiles was first published by Viking for the Winterthur Museum in 1970. A history of the cotton and linen textiles printed in Britain and America between 1700 and 1850, discussing their design, methods of manufacture, use, and means of trade. Building on research that has come to light since 1970 and utilizing the technical and scientific expertise of the conservators and scientists at Winterthur, and adding pieces acquired by the museum since 1970, Senior Curator of Textiles Linda Eaton presents a thorough and sweeping study enriched by the diverse approaches to material culture today. The book, illustrated with 600 photographs, offers a full appreciation of the beautiful fabrics that are an intimate part of the Winterthur Museum Collection"--
Spanish vocabulary drills Gordon, Ronni L., author.
Non-essential mnemonics : an unnecessary journey into senseless knowledge Woodyard, Kent, 1985-
Goin' crazy with Sam Peckinpah and all our friends Evans, Max, 1924-
"Almost as famous for the legendary excesses of his personal life as for his films, Sam Peckinpah (1925-1984) cemented his reputation as one of the great American directors with movies such as The Wild Bunch and Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid. Max Evans, one of Peckinpah's best friends, experienced the director's mercurial character and personal demons firsthand. In this enthralling memoir we follow Evans and Peckinpah through conversations in bars, family gatherings, binges on drugs and alcohol, struggles with film producers and executives, and Peckinpah's abusive behavior--sometimes directed at Evans himself. Evans's stories--most previously unpublished--provide a uniquely intimate look at Peckinpah, their famous friends (including Lee Marvin, Brian Keith, Joel McCrea, and James Coburn), and the business of Hollywood in the 1960s and 1970s"--
Writing your dissertation in fifteen minutes a day : a guide to starting, revising, and finishing your doctoral thesis Bolker, Joan.
Kids in the syndrome mix of ADHD, LD, autism spectrum, Tourette's, anxiety and more! : the one-stop guide for parents, teachers and other professionals Kutscher, Martin L.
The completely updated and expanded new edition of this well-established text incorporates DSM-5 changes as well as other new developments. The all-in-one guide covers the whole range of often co-existing neuro-behavioral disorders in children - from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), obsessive-compulsive disorder, and anxiety, to autism spectrum disorders, nonverbal learning disabilities, Tourette's, sensory integration problems, and executive dysfunction. A completely revised chapter on the autism spectrum by Tony Attwood explains not only new understanding in the field, but the new diagnostic criteria, and the anticipated usage of the term 'Asperger's Syndrome'. Dr. Kutscher provides accessible information on causes, symptoms, interactions with other conditions, and treatments. He presents effective behavioral strategies for responding to children who display traits of these disorders - whether at home, at school, or in other settings - along with case vignettes and practical tips. Finally, a chapter on the role of medications summarizes current knowledge. The author's sympathetic yet upbeat approach and skillful explanations of the inner world of children in the syndrome mix make this an invaluable companion for parents, teachers, professionals, and anyone else who needs fast and to-the-point advice on children with special needs. Show more Show less.
Night watch : a play of suspense in two acts Fletcher, Lucille.
"Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment Elaine screams as she sees (or believes she sees) the body of a dead man in the window across the way. The police are called, but find nothing except an empty chair. Elaine's terror grows as shortly thereafter she sees still another body - this time a woman's - but by now the police are skeptical and pay no heed to her frantic pleas. Her husband, claiming that Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown, calls in a lady psychiatrist, who agrees with his suggestion that Elaine should commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment. From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved. Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche, the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door, and the nosy German maid Helga all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws towards its riveting and chilling climax."--Publisher's description.
The genealogist's Google toolbox : a genealogist's guide to the most powerful free online research tools available! Cooke, Lisa Louise.
Encyclopedia of exercise anatomy Liebman, Hollis Lance, author.
Chips : reinventing a favorite food Bryant, Chris, 1961-
"Make homemade chips from fruits, cheese, meat, tortillas, and vegetables by drying, frying, and baking"--
The immortal evening : a legendary dinner with Keats, Wordsworth, and Lamb Plumly, Stanley.
Offers an approach to the lives and works of Keats, Wordsworth, Lamb, and the painter Benjamin Robert Haydon through the exemplary events of a single evening spent in thoughtful discussion and, later, raucous conversation.
Wilde in America : Oscar Wilde and the invention of modern celebrity Friedman, David M., 1949- author.
Oscar Wilde was hired to go to America to promote a Gilbert & Sullivan work by presenting lectures on interior decorating. But Wilde had his own business plan. He would go to promote himself. And he did, traveling some 15,000 miles and visiting 150 American cities as he created a template for fame creation that still works today.
The quantum moment : how Planck, Bohr, Einstein, and Heisenberg taught us to love uncertainty Crease, Robert P., author.
The authors-- one a philosopher, the other a physicist-- draw on their training and six years of co-teaching to dramatize the quantum's rocky path from scientific theory to public understanding while also exploring the quantum's manifestations in everything from art and sculpture to the prose of John Updike and David Foster Wallace.
Season of the witch : how the occult saved rock and roll Bebergal, Peter, author.
"From the hoodoo-inspired sounds of Elvis Presley to the Eastern odysseys of George Harrison, from the dark dalliances of Led Zeppelin to the Masonic imagery of today's hip-hop scene, the occult has long breathed life into rock and hip-hop--and, indeed, esoteric and supernatural traditions are a key ingredient behind the emergence and development of rock and roll ... [and in this book] writer and critic Peter Bebergal illuminates this web of influences"--Amazon.com.
Secret New York : an unusual guide Rives, T. M.
Walking on trees : views from the back country Hanbey, Russell.
"Travel along as these stories carry the reader into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington and beyond. A back country worker's relationship with the land sets the stage for most of these accounts, yet more is offered up as the author goes afoot in Alaska and Ireland. Over 30 summers in the field with the Forest Service and the Student Conservation Association come alive as experiences are shared that can be tragic, amusing, ordinary, and always life changing"--P.  of cover.
If you give a mouse an iPhone Droyd, Ann, author.
If you give in to temptation and give a bored little mouse your iPhone, even for ten minutes, he's probably going to beam to some faraway place beyond time, space, and the sound of your pleading voice. And if he's that far gone, he won't have any idea what's going on around him, and he might end up missing out on all the real fun. From the New York Times-bestselling author of Goodnight iPad comes a delightful new commentary on the perils of our tech-obsessed lives and a fully charged romp for readers of all ages.
Expectant parents : preparing together for the journey of parenthood Gosselin, Suzanne Hadley.
The epic of Gilgamesh : a new translation, analogues, criticism
An English-language rendering of the world's oldest epic follows the journey of conquest and self-discovery by the king of Uruk, in an edition that includes an introduction that places the story in its historical and cultural context.
Give me liberty : speakers and speeches that have shaped America Webber, Christopher, author.
"Give me liberty," demanded Patrick Henry, "or give me death!" Henry's words continue to echo in American history and that quote, and the speech it comes from, remains one of the two or three known to almost every American. The other speeches that have become part of our American collective consciousness all have one theme in common: liberty. These feats of oration seem to trace the evolution of America's definition of liberty, and who it applies to. But what exact is liberty? It is a term open to a broad range of opinion, and questions about freedom arise daily in the news and in everyday life. Perhaps uniquely among the nations of the world, the United States traces its origins to groups and individuals who specifically wanted create something new. Webber's insightful Give Me Liberty looks at these great speeches and provides the historical context, focusing attention on particular individuals who summed up the issues of their own day in words that have never been forgotten. Webber gleans lessons from the past centuries that will allow us to continue to strive for the ideals of liberty in the 21st century.
Biking Puget Sound : 60 rides from Olympia to the San Juans Thorness, Bill, 1960-
The birth of the pill : how four crusaders reinvented sex and launched a revolution Eig, Jonathan, author.
Immersed in radical feminist politics, scientific ingenuity, establishment opposition, and, ultimately, a sea change in social attitudes, this is the fascinating story of one of the most important scientific discoveries of the twentieth century.
Decorating fabric : print, stencil, paint and dye : 100 inspirational projects Stokoe, Susie, author.
Jeff Koons : conversations with Norman Rosenthal Koons, Jeff, 1955-
Among the ruins : Syria past and present Sahner, Christian C., author.
Beyond the beachhead : the 29th Infantry Division in Normandy Balkoski, Joseph.
I wish I worked there! : a look inside the most creative spaces in business Groves, Kursty.
Fair isle & Nordic knits : 25 projects inspired by traditional colorwork design Trench, Nicki, author.
Learn to knit the Nordic way. From Shetland to the Faroe Islands, Norway and beyond, there is a shared tradition of knitting intricate patterns in colors that combine and contrast. Whether you have been inspired by watching Danish dramas or you are fascinated by the intricate geometric patterns of Fair Isle, there are designs here that will make you want to pick up your needles and get knitting. Garments include a tank top with a vintage feel, an adorable cardigan for a baby, and a Nordic-style yoked sweater. For the home, there's a cafetiere cosy, a chunky cushion cover, and more. There's also a baby blanket that would make a perfect gift, and a lined cover for your e-reader. With full color charts for all patterns, and a techniques section to explain essential Fair-Isle knitting skills, you will have everything you need to know.
Refashioned : cutting-edge clothing from upcycled materials Brown, Sass, author.
The area of recycling and upcycling is a rich and growing source of innovative design in the fashion and accessories industries. In a fast-fashion world of throw-away clothing, it is the ultimate expression of the slow-fashion movement, with each piece individually conceived and crafted from scratch, using different materials each time. ReFashioned features 46 international designers who work with recycled materials and discarded garments, reinvigorating them with new life and value. The result is beautiful and desirable clothing and accessories that also make an important statement to the fashion world about its wasteful and exploitative practices.
Away from the White House : presidential escapes, retreats, and vacations Knutson, Lawrence L. (Lawrence Lauder), author.
Long years have passed since an American president, taking his cue from the customs of the diplomatic community, abandoned the White House for most of the summer to go home and take care of his personal business--then nearly always a farm, such as Jefferson's Monticello or Adams's Peacefield. Today the presidency is year-around. Time away from the White House must be fitted into the great puzzle of his overall responsibilities, and is inevitably shorter than in the distant past. Some of his work goes with him, as do several key advisors, a large detachment of Secret Service agents, and all the others essential to the well being of a president. Still, on vacation he is officially on his own and he chips away a little time for leisure. Away from the White House: Presidential Escapes, Retreats, and Vacations presents a lively and interesting slice of the presidency that most of us know little about: How the president relaxes away from the White House.-- Inside cover.
Decorating cookies party : 50 designs for guests to make or take Edwards, Bridget, author.
Crochet with one sheepish girl : easy lessons & sweet designs for wearing, living & giving Crawford, Meredith.
"The popular blog One Sheepish Girl (onesheepishgirl.com) celebrates creativity and vintage style with an unmistakably modern flair--and that's exactly what Meredith Crawford, its founder and editor, does in this beautifully curated collection. Crawford's fun, imaginative projects include a "Diana Dreamer" purse (an homage to her vintage camera of the same name), a bow brooch, a sweetly embellished blouse, a cottage tea cozy with a "thatched" roof, unique picture frames and gift boxes, and delightful garlands for party decorating. Tutorials and step-by-step how-tos cover basic crochet stitches and special techniques"--
Star wars art : posters
The painting workbook : how to get started and stay inspired Hennessy, Alena, 1977-
"This is not your staid, buttoned-up painting course! Instead, popular teacher and artist Alena Hennessy takes an open, unintimidating approach, encouraging beginners to play, experiment, and discover their own personal style. She offers simple step-by-step instruction, tips on tools and materials, and 50 beautifully illustrated creativity prompts--from Working in Circles and Repetition to Wash and Drip and Layering-to spark readers' imaginations. If you're seeking to add new skills to your creative repertoire, while also working in a more intuitive way, The Painting Workbook will help you gain the inspiration and knowledge!"--
Abundance : the future is better than you think Diamandis, Peter H., author.
The authors document how four forces--exponential technologies, the DIY innovator, the Technophilanthropist, and the Rising Billion--are conspiring to solve our biggest problems. "Abundance" establishes hard targets for change and lays out a strategic roadmap for governments, industry and entrepreneurs, giving us plenty of reason for optimism.
The Beatles and me on tour Davis, Ivor (Journalist), author.
The Mormons Fitzgerald, David.
Utah Beach : the amphibious landing and airborne operations on D-day, June 6, 1944 Balkoski, Joseph.
The propensity of things : toward a history of efficacy in China Jullien, François, 1951-
Sisters in crisis, revisited : from unraveling to reform and renewal Carey, Ann.
"Using the archival records of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and other prominent groups of sisters, journalist and author Ann Carey shows how feminist activists unraveled American women's religious communities from their leadership positions in national organizations and large congregations. She also explains the recent and necessary interventions by the Vatican. After examining the many forces that have contributed to the crisis, Carey reports on a promising sign of renewal in American religious life: the growing number of young women attracted to older communities that have retained their identity and newly formed, yet traditional, congregations."--Back cover.
The suspicions of Mr. Whicher : a shocking murder and the undoing of a great Victorian detective Summerscale, Kate, 1965-
Traces the 1860 murder of a young child whose death launched a national obsession with detection throughout England, nearly destroyed the career of a top Scotland Yard investigator, and inspired the birth of modern detective fiction.
Virgil's Aeneid Virgil.
Mending the soul : understanding and healing abuse Tracy, Steven R.
"For teenagers who have experienced any kind of abuse or abandonment, it can often feel like hope is lost and they're doomed to stay stuck in unhealthy habits and patterns. This teenage edition of Mending the Soul was written to show teens that by following a path of restoration and allowing God's grace to touch their heart's deepest wounds, they will find hope and healing as they work through their pain. It will help them navigate the emotional trauma of abuse and abandonment, as well as recognize signs of unhealthy families and dating relationships. Armed with a better understanding of their past and how the effects of abuse can lead to risky behaviors, shame, trauma and isolation teens will be encouraged to face their brokenness, to heal and forgive and to look toward their hope-filled future. A practical resource for teens, Mending the Soul, Student Edition also offers insight into the struggles parents and ministry leaders face when working with teenage victims of abuse" -- Publisher description.
The end of stress : four steps to rewire your brain Goewey, Don Joseph.
"With this simple, straightforward solution, you can switch your brain's autopilot from habitual stress and anxiety to a mindset that is calm and wired for success. Stress debilitates and even damages the brain, inhibiting you from living life to the fullest. From your career to your family to your golf score, everything depends on higher brain networks functioning at optimum. That's why alleviating stress is the key to success--and why changing your brain is the first step to sustaining more joy, peace, and fulfillment at every level of life. In The End of Stress, Don Joseph Goewey offers an easy, four-step method that will increase your brainpower and end anxiety. Drawing on the latest research in neuroscience and neuroplasticity, Goewey's cutting-edge approach has been tested through webinars and seminars in high-stress environments and proven effective from chief executives, managers, and engineers to blue-collar construction workers. You have the power to reach your highest potential--but it all starts with the brain. The End of Stress gives you the tools you need to transcend stress and make every day your best day"--
On sacrifice Halbertal, Moshe.
Under cover of the night : a true story of sex, greed, and murder Fanning, Diane, author.
As you wish : inconceivable tales from the making of The princess bride Elwes, Cary, 1962-
From actor Cary Elwes, who played the iconic role of Westley in The Princess Bride, comes a first-person account and behind-the-scenes look at the making of the cult classic film filled with never-before-told stories, exclusive photographs, and interviews with costars Robin Wright, Wallace Shawn, Billy Crystal, Christopher Guest, and Mandy Patinkin, as well as author and screenwriter William Goldman, producer Norman Lear, and director Rob Reiner.
Mexicans in the making of America Foley, Neil.
"Mexicans in the Making of America examines the impact of Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants on U.S. culture, politics, and economy since the 1848 U.S.-Mexican War, when the United States seized the northern half of Mexico--the present-day states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas (annexed in 1846), Nevada, Utah, and parts of Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, and Oklahoma. From the moment the United States signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ending the war, America sealed its destiny--and that of Mexico--as two nations, separate and unequal, inextricably linked by geography and bound together by generations of Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants. Latino USA is a transnational history of an emergent national identity that includes people of mixed-race and composite, hybrid cultures from Mexico who continue to reside mainly in the American Southwest. At the national level, it is the history of the fear of immigrants, particularly fear of Mexicans over the past fifty years, that has brought us to the present moment--a time in which white majorities in many states are declining and in which the United States is trying to cope, in various ways, with the very thing it denies: that it is not, and has never been, a purely Anglo-American nation"--Provided by publisher.
Vegan casseroles : pasta bakes, gratins, pot pies, and more Hasson, Julie, author.
Hasson shows you how to bring the traditional comfort foods to your table, while staying within your health-conscious vegan parameters. The recipes come together quickly, are focused on whole-food ingredients, and can be personalized by paring any of the sauces with your favorite veggies and rice or pasta.
Head to toe : kids' knit accessories Frankel, Katya.
Patterns for knitting hats, scarves, gloves, and socks for both boys and girls.
Noah's Ark : thinking outside the box Lovett, Tim.
"Remaining faithful to the biblical dimensions, Lovett's updated design, similar to that of ancient ships, is based on established principles in ship design and cutting-edge research. He reveals a feasible ark design, explores the impact of flood waters on the vessel, and provides remarkable insight and analysis into the skills and techniques needed to construct it"--P.  of cover.
Mechanisms and mechanical devices sourcebook Sclater, Neil.
Describes proven mechanisms and mechanical devices. Each illustration represents a design concept that can be recycled for use in new or modified mechanical, electromechanical, or mechatronic products. It contains chapters on mechanisms for converting renewable energy into electrical power, 3D digital prototyping and simulation, progress in MEMS and nanotechnology based on carbon nanotubes, and stationary and mobile robots and their roles in industry, science, national defense, and medicine. The latest advances in rapid prototyping are also discussed.
Herbs for the gourmet gardener : a practical resource from the garden to the table Holmes, Caroline, author.
Refeathering the empty nest : life after the children leave Aronsson, Wendy, 1958-
At home with Madame Chic : becoming a connoisseur of daily life Scott, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lynn)
"Approach life at home the Madame Chic way: a beautiful, illustrated toolbox of tips and ideas for organizing, entertaining, and savoring a stylish life. When she arrived at Madame Chic's Parisian apartment as a foreign exchange student, Jennifer Scott was a casual California girl who thought sweatpants were appropriate street attire. Madame Chic took Jennifer under her wing and tutored her in the secrets of how the French elevate the little things in life to the art of living. Years later, Jennifer was back in California with a husband, two young daughters, a dog, and her first home. Every day she confronted mundane duties like folding laundry and unloading the dishwasher, and she began to think about Madame Chic's home--how the breakfast table was set beautifully the night before, the music that always played in the background, the calm of Madame and Monsieur Chic's ritual cocktail hour together. Jennifer wanted that life. She decided to see what would happen if she didn't perform her chores impatiently or mindlessly, if, instead, she could live like Madame Chic. At Home with Madame Chic reveals the secrets to having a happy, fulfilling, and passionate life at home. Jennifer explains the morning send-off need not be chaotic, it's possible to look stylish with minimal time and effort, a little forethought makes it possible to serve a home-cooked dinner every night, and details like music and scented candles can set the tone for the whole family's evening. Organized by the pleasures that can be found throughout the day, this charming, helpful book is full of ideas, playlists, recipes, beauty routines, and advice that can turn an irritating day into an enjoyable experience"--
Best mug cakes ever : treat yourself to homemade cake for one in five minutes or less Sweeney, Monica, author.
Never can say goodbye : writers on their unshakable love for New York
"From the editor of the celebrated anthology Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, comes a new collection of original essays on what keeps writers tethered to New York City. Featuring contributions from such luminaries as Elizabeth Gilbert, Susan Orlean, Nick Flynn, Adelle Waldman, Phillip Lopate, Owen King, Amy Sohn, and many others, this collection of essays is a must-have for every lover of New York--regardless of whether or not you call the Big Apple home"--
Bespotted : my family's love affair with thirty-eight Dalmatians : a memoir Sexton, Linda Gray, 1953-
Wise mind living : master your emotions, transform your life Olivo, Erin.
The web designer's idea book. Volume 4, Inspiration from todays best web design trends, themes and styles McNeil, Patrick, 1975-
Comfort food : scrumptious classics made easy : good food guaranteed.
When you're looking for home-style dishes to warm your heart and soul, comfort foods can't be beat. You'll find them all here: triple-tested, best-ever recipes for dishes like Mom used to make -- now updated for you by America's most trusted authority on cooking.
Wrapping with fabric : your complete guide to furoshiki : the Japanese art of wrapping Yamada, Etsuko, author.
Seed bead chic : 25 elegant projects inspired by fine jewelry Katz, Amy.
"Upscale, elegant, CHIC: these 25 handcrafted projects look like the fine jewelry you'd find in high-end boutiques. But why splurge when all it takes to make them are some seed beads and intermediate-to-advanced skills? Featuring a variety of stitches--including the author's newly created right-angle ladder stitch--these stunning pieces cover everything from earrings to brooches. Gorgeous photographs, diagrams, and helpful tips make the beading process simple and pleasurable!"--
Sex with strangers : a play Eason, Laura.
Twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure 40-something novelist Olivia. Each has something the other needs but as attraction turns to sex both must confront the dark side of ambition.
The Kreutzer sonata variations : Lev Tolstoy's Novella and counterstories by Sofiya Tolstaya and Lev Lvovich Tolstoy
Head to heart : mindfulness moments for every day Madson, Jenifer.
"Madson captures the heart of the simple. These daily thoughts can emphatically change any moment in any one's life. Each day's suggestion is captured in the simplicity of the thought, making it magical, joyful, meaningful and doable. "Awakening think of it as something we need to do every day, it is a process, a gradual awareness and growing insight," Madson writes. Practice awakening to: generate more compassion or love, create an unshakable sense of well-being better understand your mind and surroundings, find answers to specific challenges, or all of the above. Practice can happen anywhere, any time: on the mat or on the move, sitting or walking, in silence or conversation, alone or with a group, in short, whenever you are consciously pointing your mind toward greater clarity and service while connecting with the Spirit, you are meditating and preparing to awaken. Each brief meditation opens to the promise of peace, joy, and purpose."
Dog training & tricks : the teen guide to raising and showing a well-behaved dog Rogers, Tammie, author.
Warrior goddess training Amara, HeatherAsh, author.
"It's no secret that women today are juggling a lot. We now make up more than half the workforce in the United States and are busier than ever with partners, children, family and friends, often putting the needs of others ahead of our own. And if we feel overwhelmed by it all or fall short of perfection, many of us have learned to be our own worst critic rather than our own best friend. That's where finding our inner warrior goddess comes in. In "Warrior Goddess Training," bestselling author HeatherAsh Amara provides the antidote to the flawed idea that you are not enough. Direct, honest, and unapologetic, Amara will show you how to release the layers of expectations to finally see yourself for the authentic, perceptive, perfect woman you really are. Drawing on the wisdom from Buddhism, Toltec wisdom, and ancient Earth-based goddess spirituality, the Warrior Goddess path includes personal stories, rituals, and exercises that will encourage and inspire you to become the true warrior goddess you are meant to be"--Page 4 of cover.
What if it's not Alzheimer's? : a caregiver's guide to dementia
"Although the public most often associates dementia with Alzheimer's disease, the medical profession now distinguishes various types of "other" dementias. This book is the first and only comprehensive guide dealing with frontotemporal degeneration (FTD), one of the largest groups of non-Alzheimer's dementias. The contributors are either specialists in their fields or have exceptional hands-on experience with FTD sufferers. Beginning with a focus on the medical facts, the first part defines and explores FTD as an illness distinct from Alzheimer's disease. Also considered are clinical and medical care issues and practices, as well as such topics as finding a medical team and rehabilitation interventions. The next section on managing care examines the daily care routine including exercise, socialization, adapting the home environment, and behavioral issues. In the following section on caregiver resources, the contributors identify professional and government assistance programs along with private resources and legal options. The final section focuses on the caregiver, in particular the need for respite and the challenge of managing emotions. This new, completely revised edition follows recent worldwide collaboration in research and provides the most current medical information available, a better understanding of the different classifications of FTD, and more clarity regarding the role of genetics. The wealth of information offered in these pages will help both healthcare professionals and caregivers of someone suffering from frontotemporal degeneration"--
The divine art of dying : how to live well while dying Speerstra, Karen, author.
"The Divine Art of Dying" explores the unique moment when seriously ill people choose to turn toward death. Combining personal stories with solid research on palliative and hospice care, it provides a well-integrated look at the spiritual dimensions of living fully when death is near. Filled with insights from the world's great wisdom traditions along with references from literature, movies, and current culture, it helps identify the life decisions the dying one and his or her loved ones must make, and what their caregivers can expect.
Huckleberry : stories, secrets, and recipes from our kitchen Nathan, Zoe.
This is country : a backstage pass to the Academy of Country Music Awards Lee, Lisa, 1968-
Outrageously adorable dog knits : 25 must-have styles for the pampered pooch
The Medal of Honor : a history of service above and beyond
One Direction : who we are : our autobiography. One Direction (Musical group), author.
In their first in-depth autobiography, pop sensations Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis tell the story of their lives. From nervously auditioning for the X Factor and meeting each other for the first time, to filming their hit movie This Is Us and releasing their bestselling third album, Midnight Memories, it really has been one incredible journey. For the first time, the boys' loyal fans will be given an unprecedented insight into all of it, from their humble beginnings and lives before the X Factor, to recording their first single, touring the world, winning awards, breaking records, and much, much more--Amazon.com.
Losing Tim : how our health and education systems failed my son with schizophrenia Gionfriddo, Paul.
Don't wait for the next war : a strategy for American growth and global leadership Clark, Wesley K.
"Can America have a real national strategy and move forward together without the focus of war? In the twentieth century, America came together to become the "Arsenal of Democracy," and emerged from World War II as the greatest power in the world. We shaped a global civilization in our own values, first with international institutions and our allies, then triumphing over our long-term adversary, the Soviet Union to emerge as the world's lone superpower. But in losing our adversary, America's leadership has founded. We have not replaced our post-World War II strategic vision with something appropriate for a postwar role. In Syria, and more broadly across the Middle East, bellicosity has not served us well and we look adrift in the face of that region's turbulence. Guns and swords don't seem to help. America's new challenges, global in scope, not amenable to military solutions, require intricate interdependence between government and the private sector. Terrorism, cybersecurity, financial system vulnerabilities, the rise of China, and accelerating climate change constitute a new class of national security challenges-and meeting these will require America to revisit hallowed mythologies and concert domestic and foreign policies in a way which has never before been achieved. All the resources are at hand, but will we have the vision and will to lead? Based on his experience at the highest levels in the military, politics and business, Wesley Clark offers a way forward, if only the American people will demand it of their elected leaders"--
The collapse : the accidental opening of the Berlin Wall Sarotte, M. E.
"In The Collapse historian Mary Elise Sarette shows that the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989, was not, as is commonly believed, the East German government's deliberate concession to outside influence. It was an accident. A carelessly worded memo written by mid-level bureaucrats, a bumbling press conference given by an inept member of the East German Politburo, the negligence of government leaders, the bravery of ordinary people in East and West Berlin--these combined to bring about the end of nearly forty years of oppression, fear, and enmity in divided Berlin. Drawing on evidence from archives in multiple countries and languages, along with dozens of interviews with key actors, The Collapse is the definitive account of the event that brought down the East German Politburo and came to represent the final collapse of the Cold War order"--
More frontier justice in the Wild West : bungled, bizarre, and fascinating executions Wilson, R. Michael, 1944-
"More Frontier Justice in the Wild West, Bungled, Bizarre and Fascinating Executions reveals the details of more than two dozen instances of frontier justice from the era of the Wild West. The events chosen are unique, have some surprising twist, serve as a landmark or benchmark event, or just stand out in the annals of western justice"--
Bad blood : the families who made the West wild Smith, Robert B. (Robert Barr), 1933-
The unofficial Downton Abbey cookbook : from Lady Mary's crab canapes to Daisy's mousse au chocolat : more than 150 recipes from upstairs and downstairs Baines, Emily Ansara.
Bead crochet basics : 22 jewelry projects Sexton, Candice, author.
Photography : the definitive visual history Ang, Tom, author.
Pork : more than 50 heavenly meals that celebrate the glory of pig, delicious pig LeFavour, Cree.
LeFavour has collected recipes and sides inspired by pig-eating traditional all over the world. This is pork in all its glorious variations, from grilled ribs to baby pork pies, proving that pork is where the flavor is at.
Death & Co : modern classic cocktails Kaplan, David (Bartender), author.
Outpost : life on the frontlines of American diplomacy : a memoir Hill, Christopher R. (Christopher Robert), 1952-
"An "inside the room" memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who--in a career of service to the country--was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, this is the real life of an American diplomat. Hill was on the front lines in the Balkans at the breakup of Yugoslavia. He takes us from one-on-one meetings with the dictator Milosevic, to Bosnia and Kosovo, to the Dayton conference, where a truce was brokered. Hill draws upon lessons learned as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon early on in his career and details his prodigious experience as a US ambassador. He was the first American Ambassador to Macedonia, Ambassador to Poland, where he also served in the depth of the cold war, Ambassador to South Korea and chief disarmament negotiator in North Korea, and Hillary Clinton's hand-picked Ambassador to Iraq. Hill's account is an adventure story of danger, loss of comrades, high stakes negotiations, and imperfect options. There are fascinating portraits of war criminals (Mladic, Karadzic), of presidents and vice presidents (Clinton, Bush and Cheney, and Obama), of Secretaries of State (Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton), of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and of Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke and Lawrence Eagleburger. Hill writes bluntly about the bureaucratic warfare in DC and expresses strong criticism of America's aggressive interventions and wars of choice"--
The innovators : how a group of hackers, geniuses, and geeks created the digital revolution Isaacson, Walter, author.
"Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail? In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen"--
Andy Kaufman : the truth, finally Zmuda, Bob, 1949-
"For the first time ever, the two people who knew Andy Kaufman best open up about the most enigmatic artist of our generation. Comedian and Taxi star Andy Kaufman, known for his crazy antics on screen and off, was the ultimate prankster, delighting audiences with his Elvis and Mighty Mouse impressions while also antagonizing them with his wrestling and lounge lizard alter ego, Tony Clifton. In 1984, some say he died while others believe he performed the ultimate vanishing act. At last, in Andy Kaufman: The Truth, Finally, Bob Zmuda, Andy's writer and best friend, and Lynn Margulies, the love of Andy's life, reveal all, including surprising secrets that Andy made Lynne and Bob promise never to tell until both of his parents had died. Hilarious and poignant, this book separates fact from fiction, and includes a candid inside take on the Milos Forman film Man on the Moon, which starred Jim Carrey as Andy, Paul Giamatti as Zmuda, Courtney Love as Margulies and Danny DeVito as Andy's manager, George Shapiro. Zmuda and Margulies reveal what was truthful and what wasn't and share their behind-the-scenes Kaufmanesque antics they concocted with actor Jim Carrey, keeping him in character, at times, much to the chagrin of studio chiefs. Andy Kaufman also exposes intrigues of some of the biggest names in Hollywood. Finally, Bob Zmuda shares-in detail-the reasons he believes Andy Kaufman did, in fact, fake his own death, including exactly how he did it and when and where Andy will return."--
The rise of the U.S. environmental health movement Davies, Kate, 1956-
This book offers a comprehensive examination of the environmental health movement, which unlike many parts of the environmental movement, focuses on ways toxic chemicals and other hazardous agents in the environment effect human health and well-being. Born in 1978 when Lois Gibbs organized her neighbors to protest the health effects of a toxic waste dump in Love Canal, New York, the movement has spread across the United States and throughout the world. By placing human health at the center of its environmental argument, this movement has achieved many victories in community mobilization and legislative reform. Here the author, an environmental health expert describes the movement's historical, ideological, and cultural roots and analyzes its strategies and successes. -- Publisher's description.
The just church : becoming a risk-taking, justice-seeking, disciple-making congregation Martin, James, 1960-
Surprised by truth : eleven converts give the biblical and historical reasons for becoming Catholic
These eleven personal conversion accounts are packed with biblical, theological, and historical proofs for Catholicism.
The terrorist's son : a story of choice Ebrahim, Zak, 1983- author.
"What is it like to grow up with a terrorist in your home? Zak Ebrahim was only seven years old when, on November 5th, 1990, his father El-Sayed Nosair shot and killed the leader of the Jewish Defense League. While in prison, Nosair helped plan the bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993. In one of his infamous video messages, Osama bin Laden urged the world to "Remember El-Sayed Nosair." In The Terrorist's Son, Ebrahim dispels the myth that terrorism is a foregone conclusion for people trained to hate. Based on his own remarkable journey, he shows that hate is always a choice and so is tolerance. Though Ebrahim was subjected to a violent, intolerant ideology throughout his childhood, he did not become radicalized. Terrorist groups tap into certain vulnerabilities that are usually circumstantial poverty, oppression, disenfranchisement, lack of resources and options. Ebrahim shows how those same vulnerabilities can create great strengths, leading people to form great reserves of empathy and tolerance. He believes that, because we all have a deep capacity for empathy, humans have the choice-and can find the will-to reject negative ideology."--Provided by publisher.
California fruits, flakes, & nuts : true tales of California crazies, crackpots and creeps Kulczyk, David.
"They call California the Granola State -- a place where every inhabitant is a fruit, a flake, or a nut. They don't get any fruitier, flakier, or nuttier than the deviants, crackpots, and losers profiled in "California Fruits, Flakes, and Nuts." A freewheeling catalog of misfits, eccentrics, creeps, criminals, and failed dreamers, "California Fruits, Flakes, and Nuts" profiles 45 bizarre personalities who exemplify the Golden State's well-deserved reputation for nonconformity. "California Fruits, Flakes and Nuts" tells the history that gets cleaned out of respectable history books. In these pages, Gold Rush pioneers are revealed as murderous madmen, Hollywood celebrities are shown to be drug-addled sex maniacs, early hippies are just 1950s weirdos, and even seemingly ordinary Californians have a talent for freakish, crazy, and criminal behavior. From frontier lunatic Grizzly Adams (whose head was one massive wound after multiple bear attacks) to "I Love Lucy" star William Frawley (a racist, misogynist, foul-mouthed drunk) to legendarily awful film director Ed Wood and many more nutjobs and oddballs, "California Fruits, Flakes, and Nuts" is a side-splitting look at the people who made California the strangest place on earth"--
Move your DNA : restore your health through natural movement Bowman, Katy, author.
"In Move Your DNA, biomechanist Katy Bowman explains our deep need for movement - right down to the cellular level. She also addresses up-to-the-minute questions, including : Is sitting really the new smoking? Are standing workstations helpful or harmful? What's the safest way to move toward minimal shoes? Are Kegels and core exercises solving problems or creating them? Do we really need cardio exercise? Does DNA predetermine our health as much as we are led to believe? Bowman also lays out a movement and lifestyle program accessible to everyone from the most sedentary to professional athletes." --from back cover.
Motherhood smotherhood : fighting back against the lactivists, mompetitions, germophobes, and so-called experts who are driving us crazy Keith, J. J., 1980- author.
"What's the first thing a woman does when she thinks she might be pregnant? She Googles. And it goes downhill from there. While the internet is full of calming and cheerily supportive articles, it's also littered with hyper-judgmental message boards and heaps of contradictory and scolding information. Motherhood Smotherhood takes parents through the trenches of new parenting, warning readers of the pleasures and perils of mommy blogs, new parent groups, self-described 'lactivists,' sleep fascists, incessant trend pieces on working versus non-working mothers, and the place where free time and self-esteem goes to die: Pinterest (back away from the hand-made flower headbands for baby!). JJ Keith interweaves discussions of what 'it takes a village' really means (hint: a lot of unwanted advice from elderly strangers who may have grown up in actual villages) and a take-down of the rising 'make your own baby food' movement (just mush a banana with a fork!) with laugh-out-loud observations about the many mistakes she made as a frantic new mother with too much access to high speed internet and a lot of questions. Keith cuts to the truth--whether it's about 'perfect' births, parenting gurus, the growing tide of vaccine rejecters, the joy of blanketing Facebook with baby pics, or germophobia--to move conversations about parenting away from experts espousing blanket truths to amateurs relishing in what a big, messy pile of delight and trauma having a baby is."--from publisher's description.
The wild cat book Sunquist, Fiona, author.
The who, the what, and the when : 65 artists illustrate the secret sidekicks of history
"This ... illustrated history reveals 65 people you've probably never heard of, but who helped shape the word as we know it. Muses and neighbors, friends and relatives, accomplices and benefactors--such as Michael and Joy Brown, who gifted Harper Lee a year's worth of wages to help her write To Kill a Mockingbird. Or John Ordway, the colleague who walked with Lewis and Clark every step of the way"--Amazon.com.
Catification : designing a happy and stylish home for your cat (and you!) Galaxy, Jackson.
"Cat owners know the struggles of creating living spaces that are both functional and stylish for owner and cat. In Catification, Jackson Galaxy, the star of Animal Planet's My Cat from Hell, and Kate Benjamin, of the popular cat design website Hauspanther.com, walk readers through a step-by-step process of designing an attractive home that is also an optimal environment for cats"--
The ultimate cookie book : more than 500 best-ever treats plus secrets for successful cookie baking
Blue horses : poems Oliver, Mary, 1935-
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of American Primitive presents a new collection of poems that reflects her signature imagery-based language and her observations of the unaffected beauty of nature --Publisher's description.
The Talmud : a biography : banned, censored and burned : the book they couldn't suppress Freedman, H. (Harry), author.
Superstorm : nine days inside Hurricane Sandy Miles, Kathryn, 1974- author.
"The first complete moment-by-moment account of the largest Atlantic storm system ever recorded-a hurricane like no other. The sky was lit by a full moon on October 29, 2012, but nobody on the eastern seaboard of the United States could see it. Everything had been consumed by cloud. The storm's immensity caught the attention of scientists on the International Space Station. Even from there, it seemed almost limitless: 1.8 million square feet of tightly coiled bands so huge they filled the windows of the Station. It was the largest storm anyone had ever seen. Initially a tropical storm, Sandy had grown into a hybrid monster. It charged across open ocean, picking up strength with every step, baffling meteorologists and scientists, officials and emergency managers, even the traditional maritime wisdom of sailors and seamen: What exactly was this thing? By the time anyone decided, it was too late. And then the storm made landfall. Sandy was not just enormous, it was also unprecedented. As a result, the entire nation was left flat-footed. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration couldn't issue reliable warnings, the Coast Guard didn't know what to do. In Superstorm, journalist Kathryn Miles takes readers inside the maelstrom, detailing the stories of dedicated professionals at the National Hurricane Center and National Weather Service. The characters include a forecaster who risked his job to sound the alarm in New Jersey, the crew of the ill-fated tall ship Bounty, Mayor Bloomberg, Governor Christie, and countless coastal residents whose homes--and lives--were torn apart and then left to wonder. When is the next superstorm coming?"--
Rhythms of grace : discovering God's tempo for your life Weems, Kerri.
Prometheus rising Wilson, Robert Anton, 1932-2007.
Run : the mind-body method of running by feel Fitzgerald, Matt.
The best elite runners have learned that the key to faster running is to hear what your body is telling you. But are you listening?
In this house, we will giggle : making virtues, love, and laughter a daily part of your family life Defeo, Courtney.
Ring of steel : Germany and Austria-Hungary in World War I Watson, Alexander, 1979- author.
A comprehensive analysis of the war efforts of the primary Central Powers, Germany and Austria-Hungary.
The Greek diet : look and feel like a Greek god or goddess and lose up to ten pounds in two weeks Loi, Maria, author.
Structured around the twelve Pillar Foods of the Mediterranean diet,The Greek Diet offers easy-to-follow meal plans to jump-start your weight loss and improve your overall health, including one hundred authentic, mouthwatering Greek recipes using whole foods and unprocessed ingredients. The plans can be modified to fit any lifestyle, including gluten-free and dairy-free alternatives. Also included are tips for incorporating exercise and improving sleep-both metabolism boosters-into your Greek lifestyle. On this diet, there is no starving, no calorie counting, no long, grueling hours at the gym, and no restrictive plans that force you to give up foodie favorites like carbs, caffeine, or alcohol.
James Bond encyclopedia Cork, John, author.
Alien landscapes? : interpreting disordered minds Glover, Jonathan, author.
Collected : living with the things you love Karch, Fritz, author.
"In Collected, expert collectors and decorating experts Fritz Karch and Rebecca Robertson present a tour of peculiar, elegant, and awe-inspiring collections from around the world. The book teaches readers the basic principles of the hunt while exploring the thoughtful and inventive ways that people display their various collections, from the accessible and affordable to the aspirational extreme. The featured collections range from dice and café au lait bowls to 19th century French sewing tools to sand from world travels--illustrating collections as expressions of personal style. From no frills ('The Modest') to ornate ('The Exceptionalist'), Karch and Robertson examine the selected collections according to personality type. The book showcases 16 different collecting personalities, each with its own chapter, featuring gorgeous photographs, vignettes showing how the objects are displayed, and a collecting lesson."--From publisher's description.
My prairie cookbook : memories and frontier food from my little house to yours Gilbert, Melissa, 1964- author.
"I spent ten years enveloped in the comfort of the cast and crew of Little House on the Prairie. We shared so much-- laughter, tears, and many meal, both on-screen and off. This book is filled with my memories and photos from those years, plus the recipes that I love."--Back cover.
Orange is the new black presents the cookbook : bites, booze, secrets, and stories from inside the Big House
Havana modern : 20th-century architecture and interiors Connors, Michael.
The invisible history of the human race : how DNA and history shape our identities and our futures Kenneally, Christine, author.
"How biology, psychology, and history shape us as individuals. We are doomed to repeat history if we fail to learn from it, but how are we affected by the forces that are invisible to us? In The Invisible History of the Human Race, Christine Kenneally draws on cutting-edge research to reveal how both historical artifacts and DNA tell us where we come from and where we may be going. While some books explore our genetic inheritance and popular television shows celebrate ancestry, this is the first book to explore how everything from DNA to emotions to names and the stories that form our lives are all part of our human legacy. Kenneally shows how trust is inherited in Africa, silence is passed down in Tasmania, and how the history of nations is written in our DNA. From fateful, ancient encounters to modern mass migrations and medical diagnoses, Kenneally explains how the forces that shaped the history of the world ultimately shape each human who inhabits it"--Provided by publisher.
The Wars of the Roses : the fall of the Plantagenets and the rise of the Tudors Jones, Dan, 1981-
The best-selling author of The Plantagenets traces the 15th-century civil wars that irrevocably shaped the British crown, particularly evaluating the roles of strong women including Margaret of Anjou, Elizabeth Woodville and Margaret Beaufort in shifting power between two ruling families. Includes six maps and four genealogies.
The time bandit solution : structured time & workflow Brown, Edward G.
Presents strategies for dealing with interruptions from clients, bosses, friends, and family and for using the additional time to increase productivity and accomplish personal objectives.
Pen & ink : tattoos & the stories behind them Fitzgerald, Isaac.
"Why did you get that tattoo? Every tattoo tells a story, whether the ink is meaningful or the result of a misguided decision made at the age of fourteen, representative of the wearer's true self or the accidental consequence of a bender. These most permanent of body adornments are hidden by pants legs and shirt tails, emblazoned on knuckles, or tucked inside mouths. They are battle scars and beauty marks, totems and mementos. Pen & Ink grants us access to the tattoos of writers Cheryl Strayed, Tao Lin, and Roxane Gay, rockers in the bands Korn, Otep, and Five Finger Death Punch, and even a porn star. But it also illuminates the tattoos of the ordinary people living in our midst--from professors to thrift store salespeople, cafe owners to librarians, union organizers to administrators--and their extraordinary lives. Curated and edited by Isaac Fitzgerald, who sports ten tattoos himself, each story features Wendy MacNaughton's stylish full color illustrations of the tattoos on black-and-white drawings of the bearer's body. At its heart, beneath its colorful skin, Pen & Ink is an exploration of the decision to scar one's self with a symbol and a story"--
Conscious living, conscious aging : embrace & savor your next chapter Pevny, Ron, author.
"We financially plan for our retirement, but do we plan for our wellbeing? Here is an empowering guide with practical tools to help you live a passionate, fulfilling second half of life. If you're part of the Baby Boomer generation, then you belong to 26 percent of the US population that is retiring healthier than any generation before. And that means retirement is starting to look a whole lot different. No longer satisfied with a quiet life of sitting on the porch or puttering around the house, retirees (or soon to be) are looking to create a passionate, active, fulfilled, and engaging later life. That's where Ron Pevny comes in. His inspiring guide helps you do what he calls "conscious aging"--or making a reality the life of growth, purpose, service, and spiritual exploration you've always imagined for yourself. In addition to wisdom for navigating loss and grief, Pevny offers advice that helps you identify your goals, contribute to society, remain engaged and relevant, and spend your later years in profound personal development. Today's seniors are reshaping what retirement is all about. It is a whole new opportunity to engage with family, community, and the world with vigor. Don't just grow older--age consciously"--
The Battle of the Bulge Vansant, Wayne.
U2 : the definitive biography Jobling, John, 1980-
"John Jobling takes readers beyond the myth in this unauthorized biography to present the first comprehensive account of the illustrious Irish rockers in 25 years. Drawing on extensive interviews with insiders including record label scouts, studio presidents, politicians, music critics, and childhood friends, Jobling investigates the U2's most personal relationships and controversial business practices, delivering a vivid portrait that traces the rock phenomenon from its conception to post-punk champions to political crusaders. Filled with captivating revelations, reader will learn: How Bono, the Edge, and Larry Mullen, Jr. worshipped with a Charismatic Christian church that practiced speaking in tongues during the band's early days Insider stories of the genesis and recording of classic albums such as The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby Creative tensions within the band and power struggles among management How the disappointments of the Rattle and Hum film and PopMart Tour spurred the band to greater creative heights Both the successes and controversies of Bono's wide-sweeping philanthropic and political ventures The disconnect between the band's personal lives and public personas Sure to inspire debate with every music lover, this book humanizes the band and paints an honest picture of a band's rise to the top, plunging into the heart and underlying soul of this iconic rock and roll band"--
A doctor in the great war Davidson, Andrew, 1959- author.
"As a twenty-five-year-old medical officer and one of the first doctors to win the Military Cross, Fred Davidson took countless photographs while he served in the trenches from 1914-1915. Though he took them illegally, more than 250 of the photographs shot by Davidson and his fellow officers survived and are now shared for the first time in this harrowing, eye-catching, and poignant narrative of the Great War. In A Doctor in the Great War, author Andrew Davidson-the grandson of Fred-depicts the everyday lives of soldiers, both on and off duty: from the parade ground at Glasgow's Maryhill to the brothels of Armentieres, from the band of brothers who dubbed themselves "Old Contemptibles" to the original folding Kodak and Ansco cameras they used. It is the story of the 1st Cameronians, who achieved notoriety for selling the Great War's earliest front line photographs. And it is a deeply personal account of the pictures that have been passed down for three generations, describing the men who fought with Fred Davidson, the conditions they served in, the battles they saw, and the horrors they endured."--Provided by publisher.
Miracle dogs : rescue stories Stavrinides, Liz.
Quick column quilts : make 12+ bold and beautiful quilts in half the time Zieman, Nancy Luedtke, author.
The benefits of quilting with columns are clear: in very little time, you can piece together a stylish, no-fuss quilt. This fresh approach to quilting from author Nancy Zieman is perfect for first-time quilters and anyone looking for a change from traditional quilt designs. Start small with the Dotted Columns Wall Hanging or go big with the Happy-Go-Lucky Chevron Column Quilt -- with 13 quick and easy projects to choose from, you may just make them all!
Everglades : America's wetland Stone, Mac.
From Lake Okeechobee to Florida Bay, from inside the bone-crushing jaws of an alligator to the storms that race across the blackwater backcountry, award-winning conservation photographer Mac Stone takes us on a visual journey through the Everglades. More than 200 striking photographs showcase the natural beauty of this unique wetland, capturing the amazing depths of its landscapes, the diversity of its wildlife, and the resilience of the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Aerial views highlight the vast expanse of the River of Grass. Underwater images capture the endless wonders of the Everglades, including sharks darting through mangrove roots. Intimate close-ups showcase awe-inspiring flora and fauna such as the ghost orchid, the Florida panther, the endangered Everglades snail kite, roseate spoonbills, and, of course, the majestic American alligator. As a biologist for the National Audubon Society, Stone traveled to the most remote areas of the Everglades to collect these images. With his camera, he explored Everglades National Park, Corkscrew Swamp, Fisheating Creek, and dozens of sites that few are permitted to visit. His stunning photographs capture the innumerable facets of this ecological marvel while speaking to the importance of wilderness conservation and the need to protect these amazingly wild wetlands. In a special foreword, Michael Grunwald introduces readers to a short history of the Everglades, from the immense amount of developing and restructuring it has endured to a discussion of the dangers inherent to destroying such an important ecosystem. Grunwald breaks down just how crucial Everglades restoration is, not only for Florida but as a litmus test for other watersheds around the world. Exclusive essays from the top minds in Everglades conservation appear throughout the book, opening an even wider perspective on Stone's powerful photographs. With its stellar selection of informative writings, together with images that have wowed National Geographic, the BBC, NPR, as well as magazines and newspapers across the globe, Everglades provides a rare glimpse at the world's most famous wetland.
Lincoln : an intimate portrait.
On the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination, the editors of Life bring readers everything that has been left to us from the life of one of history's most iconic figures. His pictures, actions, words in his speeches and his private letters are analyzed and pointed inward toward the person, to help us understand the man: the heart and soul of the man. This book is about the artifacts that are left us all these years later (letters, speeches and particularly pictures) --things that LIFE can show that allow us to know this man more intimately. And so we, with help from experts and several famous commentators, will show them in our pages, and lead the reader to the clues about Lincoln's essence.
The princess problem : guiding our girls through the princess-obsessed years Hains, Rebecca C., 1976- author.
Un-agoraphobic : overcome anxiety, panic attacks, and agoraphobia for good : a step-by-step plan Mathew, Hal.
"Un-Agoraphobic offers a comprehensive, step-by-step self-help program for overcoming agoraphobia and panic attacks. Since overcoming his own disorder twenty years ago, Mathew has been leading support groups and recovery programs for people with agoraphobia. He understands what agoraphobes need and how to deliver it. No one knows exactly what causes agoraphobia or panic attacks, but it clearly involves some misfirings in the brain. The good news is that recent neuroscience research suggests the brain is retrainable--at any age.The basis for any recovery plan for anxiety disorders is a highly structured approach each day. Mathew provides a daily schedule that lays out a clear set of steps and considerations for conquering this affliction, including: writing every day -- cultivating present-moment thinking -- taking a new approach to food and eating -- choosing a therapist starting a peer support group -- using visualization techniques specifically designed for overcoming anxiety and panic taking medications, if appropriate -- dealing with children, spouse, parents, friends, coworkers, teachers, bosses, and more -- taking your first trip out of the house Mathew includes FAQs, general survival tips, and a special chapter on tips for spouses and loved ones. Un-Agoraphobic is candid, funny, prescriptive, and spot on for panic disorders - by an author with a lot of life experience under his belt"--
The Penguin book of witches
"Chilling real-life accounts of witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America from a manual for witch hunters written by King James himself in 1597, to court documents from the Salem witch trials of 1692, to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the Continental Congress met, The Penguin Book of Witches is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legends. Bringing to life stories like that of Eunice Cole, tried for attacking a teenage girl with a rock and buried with a stake through her heart, Jane Jacobs, a Bostonian so often accused of witchcraft that she took her tormentors to court on charges of slander, and Increase Mather, an exorcism-performing minister famed for his knowledge of witches, this volume provides a unique tour through the darkest history of English and North American witchcraft."--publisher.
The power of the heart : finding your true purpose in life Pape, Baptist de.
"Eighteen of the world's greatest spiritual thinkers, writers, and scientists reveal how you can overcome limitations and fulfill your highest potential"--
How to cook everything fast : a better way to cook great food Bittman, Mark, author.
"The secret to cooking fast is cooking smart--how you choose and prepare your ingredients and make use of your time in the kitchen. In How to Cook Everything Fast, Mark Bittman's latest innovative, comprehensive, must-have culinary reference, he shows how anyone can spend just a little time cooking and be able to make 2,000 innovative recipes that are delicious, varied, exciting, made from scratch, and ready in anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes" --
The boreal feast : a culinary journey through the north Genest, Michele, author.
From the author of The Boreal Gourmet comes another irresistible tribute to foods of the North, and this time she devotes special attention to feasts. Michele Genest's feasts cover the whole spectrum--for small groups or large, extensively planned or spontaneous, as elaborate as a 12-course tasting menu or as simple and satisfying as a pot of Labrador tea and a piece of bannock on a hillside during a berry-picking expedition.
Shaker furniture projects Huey, Glen, 1959- author.
The book of kale & friends : 14 easy-to-grow superfoods Hanna, Sharon, 1948- author.
"Following the success of her national bestseller, The Book of Kale, Sharon Hanna is back, teaming up with gardening editor Carol Pope, for even more fun with kale. There are good reasons why the Kale Revolution is growing -- this humble leafy green is one of the healthiest vegetables on earth, it thrives in winter and sweetens in the cold, it self-seeds, its flowers sustain bees, and it?s so easy to grow you will feel like a master gardener with almost no effort. With the seemingly limitless ways to enjoy this superfood -- kale salad, kale chips, kale pizza, kale soup, kale pesto, and even kale cookies -- one book just wasn't enough. Kale, available in so many gorgeous varieties, grows well in pots, and anyone with a balcony, back porch or limited outdoor space can access fresh, tender leaves year-round. In addition to more tips on kale cultivation, Sharon and Carol invite readers to branch out with thirteen other superfood crops that are equally easy to grow, as well as nutritious and versatile in the kitchen. With advice on growing and using arugula, basil, chives, cilantro/coriander, herb fennel, garlic, kale, lovage, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage and thyme, readers can save hundreds of dollars a year on grocery bills. After the garden is planted, celebrate with over 130 recipes, including Kale Cilantro Chimichurri, Potato-Crusted Kale and Smoked Salmon Tart, and Kalelicious Chocolate Cake. With abundant vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options, The Book of Kale and Friends has something to please everyone. Even the family pooch is invited to enjoy the healthy harvest with Kale Doggy Biscotti!"--Amazon.ca.
On Highway 61 : music, race, and the evolution of cultural freedom McNally, Dennis, author.
Explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. Searches for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan.
We are the Giants : the oral history of the New York Giants Whittingham, Richard, 1939-2005.
"An oral history of one of the NFL's most storied franchises, We Are the Giants is the complete story of the New York Giants as told by the men who built it. Based on exclusive interviews with the greatest players in team history, from Pat Summerall and Phil Simms to Y.A. Tittle, Sam Huff, and many others, this book is a must have for any Giants fan"--
Leading the life you want : skills for integrating work and life Friedman, Stewart D.
"Must professional accomplishments come at the expense of having a full life? Not according to Wharton professor and leadership and work-life expert Stewart D. Friedman. In his new book, Friedman identifies critical skills for leading an authentic and balanced life, and illustrates them through the compelling stories of six remarkable high-profile people. He also shows how to develop and apply each skill through a series of exercises anyone can use. Each leader showcased in the book-Bruce Springsteen, Michelle Obama, Sheryl Sandberg, Tom Tierney, Eric Greitens, and Julie Foudy-exemplifies a specific set of skills for achieving greater harmony between work and life. Friedman identifies these discrete skills-for being real, being whole, and being innovative-that reduce conflict. Then, based on in depth interviews and research, he paints a dramatic picture of the creative ways these six very different leaders pursue authenticity and harmony every day. Friedman also includes exercises for practicing each skill, along with actionable ideas curated from research in organizational psychology and related fields, for applying them. This book will inspire and reinforce the changes people want to make to lead more balanced lives and to become better leaders"--
Beaded bracelets : 25 dazzling handcrafted projects Jalajas, Claudine McCormack, author.
Learn how to create wearable works of art! Beaded Bracelets will show you how to make 25 original woven beaded bracelets that are contemporary and sure to make a statement. Every bracelet design is unique and has been created by author Claudine McCormack Jalajas to help you master the four main basic beadweaving stitches-- peyote, crossweave, right angle weave, and herringbone. Each design comes with a complete and detailed material list, and clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations. And all the projects will show you how beads are gently woven together to create bracelets that are lacy, chunky, sleek, fringed, delicate, and most of all beautiful. Also included are tips for purchasing the right tools and beads and resources that will guide your buying decisions.
Grieving mindfully : a compassionate and spiritual guide to coping with loss Kumar, Sameet M.
In this book, grieving readers find a new understanding of their own grief process. Dr. Kumar offers readers ways to cope with the events and situations that trigger personal grief and presents strategies for making life more meaningful by acknowledging death and working to embrace life.
The green smoothie prescription : a complete guide to total health Boutenko, Victoria, author.
War dogs : tales of canine heroism, history, and love Frankel, Rebecca, author.
"Under the cover of night, deep in the desert of Afghanistan, a US Army handler led a Special Forces patrol with his military working dog. Without warning an insurgent popped up, his weapon raised. At the handler's command, the dog charged their attacker. There was the flash of steel, the blur of fur, and the sound of a single shot, the handler watched his dog take a bullet. During the weeks it would take the dog to heal, the handler never left its side. The dog had saved his life. Loyal and courageous, dogs are truly man's best friend on the battlefield. While the soldiers may not always feel comfortable calling the bond they form love, the emotions involved are strong and complicated. In War Dogs, Rebecca Frankel offers a riveting mix of on-the-ground reporting, her own hands-on experiences in the military working dog world, and a look at the science of dogs' special abilities--from their amazing noses and powerful jaws to their enormous sensitivity to the emotions of their human companions. The history of dogs in the US military is long and rich, from the spirit-lifting mascots of the Civil War to the dogs still leading patrols hunting for IEDs today. Frankel not only interviewed handlers who deployed with dogs in wars from Vietnam to Iraq, but top military commanders, K-9 program managers, combat-trained therapists who brought dogs into war zones as part of a preemptive measure to stave off PTSD, and veterinary technicians stationed in Bagram. She makes a passionate case for maintaining a robust war-dog force. In a post-9/11 world rife with terrorist threats, nothing is more effective than a bomb-sniffing dog and his handler. With a compelling cast of humans and animals, this moving book is a must read for all dog lovers--military and otherwise"--
Generic : the unbranding of modern medicine Greene, Jeremy A., 1974- author.
Reviews the history of the generic drug industry, how they attempt to market a product that purports to be exactly the same as a better known one, what are the regulations protecting consumers, and whether or not generics actually are chemically and therapeutically identical. Small differences in binders or production methods can create two chemically similar drugs, with different effects. Greene also looks at how the explosive growth of the generic drug industry over the last few decades has impacted not only the pharmaceutical industry, but the future of the health care industry as a whole.
Handcrafted Christmas : ornaments, decorations, and cookie recipes to make at home Waggoner, Susan, author.
Knife fights : a memoir of modern war in theory and practice Nagl, John A., 1966-
An influential Army officer traces the Gulf War experiences that shaped his perspectives on the changing nature of conventional combat and his then-discounted views about terrorism, citing his role in coauthoring the military's new counterinsurgency field manual.
The lost tribe of Coney Island : headhunters, Luna Park, and the man who pulled off the spectacle of the century Prentice, Claire (Journalist), author.
Mrs. Wakeman vs. the antichrist : and other strange-but-true tales from American history Schneck, Robert Damon, author.
Bad paper : chasing debt from Wall Street to the underworld Halpern, Jake, author.
"Frequent New Yorker contributor Jake Halpern investigates the shadowy, unregulated world of consumer debt collection, focusing on an unlikely friendship between a former banking executive and former armed robber who go in search of "paper," spreadsheets of uncollected debt sold off by banks for pennies on the dollar"--
Ordinary : sustaining faith in a radical, restless world Horton, Michael Scott.
Hope rising Meeder, Kim.
"Follow a horse where no one else can tread, through the minefield of pain that surrounds a broken child's soul. From a mistreated horse to an emotionally starved child and back again, a torrent of love revives their barren places."--P.  of cover.
Best dump cakes ever : mind-blowingly easy dump-and-bake cake-mix desserts Sweeney, Monica, author.
Don't let the name fool you-- dump cakes turn cake mixes into something special. The perfect solution for last-minute potlucks or parties, the recipe is simple: pour canned fruit or pie filling into a baking dish, dump a cake mix on top, top with butter, and bake until done.
MCSA 70-687 cert guide : configuring Microsoft Windows 8.1 Poulton, Don.
Knit simple. Cute & cuddly toys to knit
The widow wave : a true courtroom drama of tragedy at sea Jacobs, Jay W.
Body magic Fisher, John, 1945-
Angels, aliens & guitars Bunker, David Douglas, author.
Angels, Aliens and Guitars will take you on a trek into a powerful world of mystic "Seemingly" just beyond our reach. The author David Douglas Bunker was purposely taken down a path into unknowns, so unimaginable it would take him a lifetime to understand the magnificent force and purpose sublimely behind it all. The author was but a pawn being moved by spiritual mentors upon the cheeseboard of this life, rationalizing the unusual "Signs and Messages" he was given to live by. The final revelation of the "Signs and Messages" he received from these "Angels and Aliens" would open his eyes to a great world of spiritual communication surrounding all of us. As he studied communication surrounding all of us. Throughout his life he was to realize that it was a gift...for everyone.
Learn, work, lead : things your mentor won't tell you Clark, Terri Tierney.
Fire from ashes : the reality of perpetual conversion Huneycutt, Joseph David.
Popular bloggers and podcasters Fr. Joseph Huneycutt and Steve "the Builder" Robinson explore the reality of life in Christ as perpetual conversion--falling and rising, falling and rising again. No matter how cold the ashes of our hearts, with Christ's help we can fan them back into flame. Illustrated with Steve's inimitable cartoons.
Meat book : the game-changing guide that teaches you how to cook meat and poultry with 425 bulletproof recipes
Better than perfect : 7 strategies to crush your inner critic and create a life you love Lombardo, Elizabeth.
"Perfectionists exist in every walk of life. While outwardly they appear to be very accomplished, they are often unhappy and unfulfilled. Perfectionists strive toward unattainable goals, and their behaviors can wreak havoc on both their physical health and their psychological well-being. Timely and transformative, Better than Perfect by Dr. Elizabeth Lombardo offers step-by-step instructions for perfectionists to find balance and freedom. The book defines perfectionism in easy-to-understand terms, offers simple assessment tools, and shares case studies of Lombardo's patients to highlight the condition. Also included are practical exercises and suggestions for behavioral changes, including seven ways to overcome perfectionism that range from choosing passion over perfection to remembering you're more than what you do. With the ultimate goal of helping readers achieve happiness and prosperity without the stress of making sure things are "perfect," Better than Perfect is a fundamental guide for all perfectionists seeking new, fulfilled, and empowered lives"--
Saving Simon : how a rescue donkey taught me the meaning of compassion Katz, Jon, author.
Describes how the author rescued and fell in love with a neglected donkey who proved a loyal listener and companion, prompting the author to confront personal challenges and learn new lessons about compassion.
Gentlemen scientists and revolutionaries : the Founding Fathers in the Age of Enlightenment Shachtman, Tom, 1942-
Explores the scientific pursuits and discoveries of the Founding Fathers, from George Washington's embrace of an experimental vaccination for smallpox that saved the American army in 1777 to Thomas Paine's many inventions, including the first-ever iron span bridge. --Publisher's description.
The handy mythology answer book Leeming, David Adams, 1937-
"Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and for understanding society, but they can often be difficult to understand and confusing. The Handy Mythology Answer Book examines and explains, in plain English, numerous myths and mythology. From the ancient Greek and Roman to Egypt and Babylon, from Native North American Indian to Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, African, and the lesser known myths from around the world, The Handy Mythology Answer Book has them covered. Whether it is the modern retelling of a classic myth or an ancient story about a Norse god, this helpful resource demystifies the myth, looks at different archetypes and motifs, and even shows how myths help explain our existence and institutions. It answers nearly 600 questions and offers fun facts about the treachery and violence, the inspirational and epic, the supernatural monsters and heroic mortals found in mythology, such as How and when did myths originate? What are the three primary myth types? What is the nature of Creation Myths? How can myths be compared to dreams? Why do humans tell myths? What was the Egyptian Book of the Dead? How is the epic of Gilgamesh like later epics? Why is the biblical flood story so like the Babylonian flood myth? What was the myth of Theseus, the Labyrinth, and the Minotaur? What are the Homeric Hymns? How and why are the Odyssey and the Iliad so different from each other? What is the popular appeal of the Odyssey? Did the Greeks see these myths as religion or as entertainment? What was the background myth of the Oedipus plays? What was the nature of Roman mythology during the Roman Republic? What was the Metamorphosis? How did Christian narrative and tradition fit into and come to dominate the Roman mythological tradition? How is Celtic culture and mythology related to the culture and mythology of Greek, Roman, and other cultures? How did the Vedas contribute to Hindu mythology? Who invented Chinese writing? What was the Aztec pantheon? What is the story of the Cherokee Grandmother Sun? Who are some Native American tricksters? What is the story of Schrödinger's Cat? How did Freud use myths? How is myth used in politics? A glossary of commonly used terms and an appendix of parallel mythology exploring universal themes, motifs, and archetypes from across various cultures further explains the world of mythology. "--
Ancient trees : portraits of time Moon, Beth, author.
Women are heroes : a global project JR, 1983-
"Guerilla street artist JR traveled to Sierra Leone, Liberia, Sudan, Kenya, Brazil, India, and Cambodia to seek out women struggling in their everyday lives and, in his words, "to take their stories around the world." Pasting mural-size portraits of his subjects into their own communities--on the sides of buildings, on trains, on bridges--he brings a haunting human presence to harsh environments of social conflict. His photographs of the vast outdoor "exhibitions" that he creates are iconic images celebrating the worth of the individual. A beautifully illustrated account of this remarkable project, Women Are Heroes introduces JR's thrilling imagery of the modern landscape filled with human faces, and also includes his original photographic portraits paired with interviews in which the women share their lives and dreams"--Publisher description.
Foundations in comic book art : fundamental tools and techniques for sequential artists Lowe, John (John Paul), author.
Unlikely heroes : 37 inspiring stories of courage and heart from the animal kingdom Holland, Jennifer S., author.
Thirty-seven stories of acts of animal heroism, including a pod of dolphins that shielded a group of swimmers from a great white shark and a feral male cat who risked everything to protect a kitten in a tornado.
Diabetes family friendly cookbook.
Lost at school : why our kids with behavioral challenges are falling through the cracks and how we can help them Greene, Ross W.
Counsels parents and educators on how to best safeguard the interests of children with behavioral, emotional, and social challenges, in a guide that identifies the misunderstandings and practices that are contributing to a growing number of student failures.
Do zombies dream of undead sheep? : a neuroscientific view of the zombie brain Verstynen, Timothy, 1978- author.
"Even if you've never seen a zombie movie or television show, you could identify an undead ghoul if you saw one. With their endless wandering, lumbering gait, insatiable hunger, antisocial behavior, and apparently memory-less existence, zombies are the walking nightmares of our deepest fears. What do these characteristic behaviors reveal about the inner workings of the zombie mind? Could we diagnose zombism as a neurological condition by studying their behavior? In Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep?, neuroscientists and zombie enthusiasts Timothy Verstynen and Bradley Voytek apply their neuro-know-how to dissect the puzzle of what has happened to the zombie brain to make the undead act differently than their human prey. Combining tongue-in-cheek analysis with modern neuroscientific principles, Verstynen and Voytek show how zombiism can be understood in terms of current knowledge regarding how the brain works. In each chapter, the authors draw on zombie popular culture and identify a characteristic zombie behavior that can be explained using neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and brain-behavior relationships. Through this exploration they shed light on fundamental neuroscientific questions such as: How does the brain function during sleeping and waking? What neural systems control movement? What is the nature of sensory perception? Walking an ingenious line between seriousness and satire, Do Zombies Dream of Undead Sheep? leverages the popularity of zombie culture in order to give readers a solid foundation in neuroscience."--
Purr therapy : what Timmy and Marina taught me about love, life, and loss McCoy, Kathy, 1945- author.
"Cats aren't a typical choice for animal-assisted psychotherapy, but Timmy and Marnia are anything but typical. Research has found that petting a cat can lower blood pressure and a cat's purr is thought to help heal body tissues and bones. But not just any cat can be a therapy cat, after all, such animals need to be friendly with strangers and willing to be touched, petted and held by unfamiliar people. They have to be tolerant of loud voices and angry shouting, emotional distress, and sudden movements. It's a tall order for any animal,but a particular challenge for a cat. In Purr Therapy, psychotherapist and cat lover Dr. Kathleen McCoy shows how two very special cats rose to this challenge, how they helped wounded souls to heal and how they taught even her lessons in mindfulness, joyful living, and compassion. She also shows readers how animal-assisted psychotherapy works and gives them an intimate and moving inside look at how Timmy and Marina worked with patients, how their double role as animal companions and cotherapists changed lives, and how, after their untimely deaths, the grief shared by those who knew and loved them led to even more growth and healing. It's no surprise that there is a tidal wave of cat fanciers growing: even the internet prefers cats. No dog site has reached the proportions of the most popular cat sites--case in point: the mega-star Grumpy Cat who has over 2-million followers! More than an internet trend, this very active market is exploding through cat video contests and festivals that are claiming the passions of millions who will benefit from--and love--Purr Therapy"--
Nothing is strange with you : the life and crimes of Gordon Stewart Northcott Paul, James Jeffrey, 1963-
A biography of serial killer Gordon Stewart Northcott, who kidnapped young boys for sex, often killing them, sometimes with the help of his mother.
The game before the money : voices of the men who built the NFL Michael, Jackson, author.
"Oral history from players and coaches detailing the NFL from the late 1930s through the 1970s"--
Of all the gin joints : stumbling through Hollywood history Bailey, Mark, 1968- author.
"From the frontier days of silent film up to the wild auteur period of the 1970s, Mark Bailey has pillaged the vaults of Hollywood history and lore to dig up the true--and often surprising--stories of seventy of our most beloved actors, directors, and screenwriters at their most soused"--Amazon.com.
Peanuts Seder, Rufus Butler.
The call of the farm : an unexpected year of getting dirty, home cooking, and finding myself Bilow, Rochelle.
Fearless : stories of the American saints Camille, Alice L.
The art of slow writing : reflections on time, craft, and creativity DeSalvo, Louise A., 1942-
In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly. DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process on deeper levels by getting to know themselves and their stories more fully over a longer period of time.
I stand corrected : how teaching Western manners in China became its own unforgettable lesson Collinsworth, Eden, author.
"A fascinating fusion of memoir, manners, and cultural history from a successful businesswoman well-versed in the unique challenges of working in contemporary China. During the course of her long and successful business career, no country has fascinated Eden Collinsworth more than China. After numerous business experiences that might best be called "unusual" by Western standards, she had a crucial insight: despite the growing status of China as a world economy and the unprecedented range of Chinese investments overseas, businessmen in mainland China--well-educated and speaking English--were fundamentally uncomfortable in the company of their Western counterparts. This realization spawned a Western etiquette guide for Chinese businessmen, which went on to be a huge best seller in China and formed the basis for new curriculum supported by the Chinese Ministry of Education. In I Stand Corrected, Collinsworth tells the story of the year she spent writing that book, creating a counterpart that both explains Chinese practices and reveals much about our own Western culture. She explores topics including the non-negotiable issue of personal hygiene, the rules of the handshake, making sense of foreigners, and that which is considered universally rude. She also scrutinizes some of the Western etiquette that has guided her own business career, one which has unfolded in predominately male company. At the same time, I Stand Corrected is a retrospective journey, a wry but self-effacing reflection on the peripatetic career she led while single-handedly raising her son. Like all parents, she didn't always have answers, and here she details the many, often ludicrous, attempts to strike a balance that was right for both of them"--
Green vanilla tea : one family's extraordinary journey of love, hope, and remembering Williams, Marie.
"A true story of love and courage in the face of a deadly and little-understood illness. Amidst the delights of family life, tragedy strikes. Marie Williams watches helplessly as an undiagnosed illness slowly debilitates her 40-year-old husband Dominic in both body and mind."--Page 4 of cover.
Mallmann on fire Mallmann, Francis, author.
The knowledgeable knitter : understand the inner workings of knitting and make every project a success Radcliffe, Margaret (Margaret K. K.)
Textured bead embroidery : learn to make inspired pins, pendants, earrings, and more Landy, Linda.
Macramé basics & beyond : knotted jewelry with beads Cruz, Raquel.
Motorcycle electrical techbook Tranter, A.
The Nicomachean ethics Aristotle.
The sugar season : a year in the life of maple syrup -- and one family's quest for the sweetest harvest Whynott, Douglas, 1950-
"A year in the life of one New England family as they work to preserve an ancient, lucrative, and threatened agricultural art-- the sweetest harvest, maple syrup."--Front jacket flap.
We are better than this : how government should spend our money Kleinbard, Edward D., author.
"We Are Better Than This fundamentally reframes budget debates in the United States. Author Edward D. Kleinbard explains how the public's preoccupation with tax policy alone has obscured any understanding of government's ability to complement the private sector through investment and insurance programs that enhance the general welfare and prosperity of our society at large. He argues that when we choose how government should spend and tax, we open a window into our "fiscal soul," because those choices are the means by which we express the values we cherish and the regard in which we hold our fellow citizens. Though these values are being diminished by short-sighted decisions to starve government, strategic government spending can directly make citizens happier, healthier, and even wealthier. Expertly combining the latest economic research with his insider knowledge of the budget process into a simple yet compelling narrative, he unmasks the tax mythologies and false arguments that too often dominate contemporary discourse about budget policies. Large quantities of comparative data are succinctly distilled to situate the United States among its peer countries, so that readers can judge for themselves whether contemporary budget choices really reflect our aspirational fiscal soul. Kleinbard's presentation takes a multi-disciplinary approach, drawing on economics, finance, law, political science and moral philosophy. He uniquely weaves economic research and moral philosophy together by emphasizing our welfare, not just our national income, and by contrasting the actual beliefs of Adam Smith, a great moral philosopher, with the cartoon version of the man presented by proponents of the most extreme forms of private market triumphalism"--
The word made flesh : literary tattoos from bookworms worldwide
Collects photographs of quotations and illustrations tattooed on human epidermis with statements from the bearers on the history of the tattoos and the personal significance of the chosen work.
The glass cage : automation and us Carr, Nicholas G., 1959-
In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure and reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented.
How we learn : the surprising truth about when, where, and why it happens Carey, Benedict, author.
From an early age, we are told that restlessness, distraction, and ignorance are the enemies of success. Learning is all self-discipline, so we must confine ourselves to designated study areas, turn off the music, and maintain a strict ritual. But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? Here, award-winning science reporter Benedict Carey sifts through decades of education research to uncover the truth about how our brains absorb and retain information. What he discovers is that, from the moment we are born, we all learn quickly, efficiently, and automatically, but in our zeal to systematize the process we have ignored valuable, naturally enjoyable learning tools like forgetting, sleeping, and daydreaming. Is a dedicated desk in a quiet room really the best way to study? Can altering your routine improve your recall? Are there times when distraction is good? Is repetition necessary? Carey's search for answers to these questions yields a wealth of strategies that make learning more a part of our everyday lives--and less of a chore.--From publisher description.
There goes the gayborhood? Ghaziani, Amin, author.
"Gay neighborhoods, like the legendary Castro District in San Francisco and New York's Greenwich Village, have long provided sexual minorities with safe havens in an often unsafe world. But as our society increasingly accepts gays and lesbians into the mainstream, are "gayborhoods" destined to disappear? Amin Ghaziani provides an incisive look at the origins of these unique cultural enclaves, the reasons why they are changing today, and their prospects for the future.Drawing on a wealth of evidence--including census data, opinion polls, hundreds of newspaper reports from across the United States, and more than one hundred original interviews with residents in Chicago, one of the most paradigmatic cities in America--There Goes the Gayborhood? argues that political gains and societal acceptance are allowing gays and lesbians to imagine expansive possibilities for a life beyond the gayborhood. The dawn of a new post-gay era is altering the character and composition of existing enclaves across the country, but the spirit of integration can coexist alongside the celebration of differences in subtle and sometimes surprising ways. More diverse options for how to structure gay and lesbian lives mean not the death of gayborhoods but rather their unexpected growth.Exploring the intimate relationship between sexuality and the city, this cutting-edge book reveals how gayborhoods, like the cities that surround them, are organic and continually evolving places. Gayborhoods have nurtured sexual minorities throughout the twentieth century and, despite the unstoppable forces of flux, will remain resonant and revelatory features of urban life"--
The girl who ate everything : easy family recipes from a girl who has tried them all Denney, Christy, 1980-
Mary Randlett portraits McCue, Frances.
"Mary Randlett Portraits, the first collection of Mary Randlett's photographs of people, presents visual artists, writers, and arts advocates from 1949 to 2014. Her portraits are known for their effortless intimacy, illuminating her subjects as few ever saw them-something noted by many of those whom she photographed. The portraits are accompanied by biographical sketches written by Frances McCue, whose short essays blend life stories and reflections on the photographs with Randlett's own reminiscences. McCue also provides an essay that is the first to frame the scope of Randlett's life and professional career. Mary Randlett, who will be 91 in May, 2015, is still photographing landscapes."--Publisher's website.
How to add value to your home McGillivray, Scott, 1978-, author.
An expert in home renovations and real estate investment, McGillivray provides advice on maintaining and renovating your home, tips on attracting the right tenants and strategies for preparing your house for re-sale.
Extraordinary goats : meetings with remarkable goats, caprine wonders, & horned troublemakers
Salonica, city of ghosts : Christians, Muslims, and Jews, 1430-1950 Mazower, Mark.
The killing zone: how and why pilots die Craig, Paul A.
"This survival guide for beginning pilots with experience ranging from 50-350 hours clearly explains the top twelve pilot killers and how to avoid them"-Provided by publisher.
Groups, troops, clubs & classrooms : the essential handbook for youth leaders Ragsdale, Susan.
"This practical handbook is for teachers, volunteers, group leaders, youth counselors, coaches, and anyone with works with young people. Find practical and motivational advice for approaching young people from a strength-based perspective. Readers will learn about how kids' brains are wired, how to create inviting classrooms and meeting spaces, and how to connect with them in meaningful, lasting ways. The authors share dozens of strategies for activating and sustaining young people's innate strengths and skills so they can become positive forces for self-realization and community betterment"--
Reading the Bible from the margins De La Torre, Miguel A.
Westminster systematics : comments and notes on the Westminster Confession Wilson, Douglas, 1953- author.
When we were the boys : coming of age on Rod Stewart's Out of order tour Salas, Stevie, author.
Like a splinter in your mind : the philosophy behind the Matrix trilogy Lawrence, Matt, 1963-
This book leads readers through the myriad of philosophical themes within the Matrix trilogy, helping them to gain a better understanding of the films and of philosophy itself.
Hormegeddon : how too much of a good thing leads to disaster Bonner, William, 1948-
Nailed : ten Christian myths that show Jesus never existed at all Fitzgerald, David.
Painting & decorating eggs : 20 charming ideas for creating beautiful displays, shown in more than 130 clear step-by-step photographs Schneebeli-Morrell, Deborah, author.
Decorating eggs : exquisite designs with wax & dye Pollak, Jane, 1948-
Shows how to decorate eggs with exquisite designs, intricate details, and gemlike colors, from classic quilt patterns to traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs.
Learn Windows PowerShell 3 in a month of lunches Jones, Don, 1971-
PowerShell provides a single, unified administrative command line from which to control and automate virtually every aspect of a Windows system. It accepts and executes commands immediately, and scripts can be written to manage most Windows servers.
Being mortal : medicine and what matters in the end Gawande, Atul, author.
Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families of the terminally ill.
The cuckoo's egg : tracking a spy through the maze of computer espionage Stoll, Clifford.
This is the true story of how a systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab singlehandedly tracked down and helped capture a computer hacker who had been breaking into U.S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Cliff Stoll was an astronomer turned systems manager at Lawrence Berkeley Lab when a 75-cent accounting error alerted him to the presence of an unauthorized user on his system. The hacker's code name was "Hunter" -- a mystery invader hiding inside a twisting electronic labyrinth, breaking into U.S. computer systems and stealing sensitive military and security information. Stoll began a one-man hunt of his own, spying on the spy -- and plunged into an incredible international probe that finally gained the attention of top U.S. counterintelligence agents. The Cuckoo's Egg is his wild and suspenseful true story -- a year of deception, broken codes, satellites, missile bases, and the ultimate sting operation -- and how one ingenious American trapped a spy ring paid in cash and cocaine, and reporting to the KGB.
Business adventures : twelve classic tales from the world of Wall Street Brooks, John, 1920-1993, author.
From Wall Street to Main Street, John Brooks, longtime contributor to the New Yorker, brings to life in vivid fashion twelve classic and timeless tales of corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety, these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened. Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history repeats itself. Five additional stories on equally fascinating subjects round out this wonderful collection that will both entertain and inform readers . . . Business Adventures is truly financial journalism at its liveliest and best.
Fascinating womanhood Andelin, Helen B.
"What makes a woman fascinating to her husband? What is happiness in marriage for a woman? These are just two of the questions Helen B. Andelin answers in the bestselling classic that has already brought new happiness and life to millions of marriages. Fascinating Womanhood offers timeless wisdom, practical advice, and old-fashioned values to meet the needs and challenges of today?s fascinating woman. Inside you?ll learn: What traits today?s men find irresistible in a woman , How to awaken a man?s deepest feelings of love , Eight rules for a successful relationship , How to rekindle your love life , How to bring out the best in your man?and reap the rewards , Plus special advice for the working woman?and much more! Fascinating Womanhood offers guidance for a new generation of women?happy, fulfilled, adored and cherished?who want to rediscover the magic of their own feminine selves" --from the publisher.
Executive toughness : the mental-training program to increase your leadership performance Selk, Jason.
Edward II : a chronicle play Brecht, Bertolt, 1898-1956.
At the point of a cutlass : the pirate capture, bold escape, & lonely exile of Philip Ashton Flemming, Gregory N., author.
Taken in a surprise attack near Nova Scotia in June 1722, Ashton was forced to sail across the Atlantic and back with a crew under the command of Edward Low, a man so vicious he tortured victims by slicing off an ear or nose and roasting them over a fire. "A greater monster," one colonial official wrote, "never infested the seas." Ashton barely survived the nine months he sailed with Low's crew -- he was nearly shot in the head at gunpoint, came close to drowning when a ship sank near the coast of Brazil, and was almost hanged for secretly plotting a revolt against the pirates. Like many forced men, Ashton thought constantly about escaping. In March of 1723, he saw his chance when Low's crew anchored at the secluded island of Roatan, at the western edge of the Caribbean. Ashton fled into the thick, overgrown woods and, for more than a year, had to claw out a living on the remote strip of land, completely alone and with practically nothing to sustain him. The opportunity to escape came so unexpectedly that Ashton ran off without a gun, a knife, or even a pair of shoes on his feet. Yet the resilient young castaway -- who has been called America's real-life Robinson Crusoe -- was able to find food, build a crude shelter, and even survive a debilitating fever brought on by the cool winter rains before he was rescued by a band of men sailing near the island.
Inside Syria : the backstory of their civil war and what the world can expect Erlich, Reese W., 1947-
"Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of this momentous power struggle and why it matters. Through his many contacts inside Syria, the author reveals who is supporting Assad and why, he describes the agendas of the rebel factions, and he depicts in stark terms the dire plight of many ordinary Syrian people caught in the cross-fire. The book also provides insights into the role of the Kurds, the continuing influence of Iran, and the policies of US leaders who seem interested only in protecting US regional interests. As Erlich shows, current events in Syria can be best understood by looking at Syria's recent history, especially the roles of key historic figures. Several chapters are devoted to these influential leaders--including T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia), journalist Lowell Thomas, Muslim brotherhood founder Hassan al Banna, Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Saddam Hussein, and Hafez al-Assad. Disturbing and enlightening at once, this timely book shows you not only what is happening inside Syria but why it is so important for the Middle East, the US, and the world"--
Roadside guide to the Olympic Peninsula Chapman, Christopher.
Bitter : a taste of the world's most dangerous flavor, with recipes McLagan, Jennifer.
"The champion of uncelebrated foods including fat, offal, and bones, Jennifer McLagan turns her attention to a fascinating, underappreciated, and trending topic: bitterness. What do coffee, IPA beer, dark chocolate, and radicchio all have in common? They're bitter. In this deep and fascinating exploration of bitter through science, culture, history, and 120 deliciously idiosyncratic recipes, award-winning author Jennifer McLagan makes a case for this misunderstood flavor. Biologically-speaking, the taste of something bitter--unlike sweet, which can indicate a nutrient-rich food, and salty, which indicates the presence of needed minerals--can signify a poison, so an appreciation for bitterness must develop with age and experience. Bitter is a known appetite stimulant and is often just the thing to add dimension and balance to a dish. While some culinary cultures, such as in Italy and parts of Asia, have an inherent appreciation for bitter flavors (think Campari and Chinese bitter melon), little attention has been given to bitterness in North America: we're much more likely to reach for salty or sweet. However, even in North America, bitter is making inroads with increased interest in cocktail bitters, craft beers, and artisanal coffee, and consumption of bitter salad greens and chocolate is growing. In the capable hands of McLagan, bitterness will emerge from the shadows of the culinary underworld and get its deserved place in the spotlight"--
Misadventures of a parenting yogi : cloth diapers, cosleeping, and my (sometimes successful) quest for conscious parenting Leaf, Brian.
"Humorous personal essays on parenting, including alternative and holistic parenting techniques and insights, from a yoga teacher and practitioner"--
Homemade condiments : artisan recipes using fresh, natural ingredients Harlan, Jessica.
Tells how to take fresh produce, herbs, and spices and turn them into delicious condiments one can use on something as simple as a hot dog or as elegant as a filet mignon. Chemical-and-preservative free, these recipes are more delicious and far healthier than anything bought pre-packaged. Going beyond the classics, Homemade Condiments serves up artisanal variations such as Curried Ketchup, Green Chile Mustard, and Basil Aioli. Readers also learn how to make pickles, jams, preserves, oil infusions, nut butters, and more. All fresh, all healthy!
Read harder : five more years of great writing from Believer
"This volume collects the finest essays from the second half of the Believer's decade-long (and counting) run"--Amazon.com.
Outgrowing the pain : a book for and about adults abused as children Gil, Eliana.
Contains information which can help adults who were abused or neglected as children to face the past, overcome the pain, and reduce the negative effects of those experiences so sufferers can have happier and healthier adult lives.
Raising a child with soul : how time-tested Jewish wisdom can shape your child's character Jungreis-Wolff, Slovie.
12 days of Christmas with Six Sisters' Stuff : 144 ideas for traditions, homemade gifts, recipes, and more
Compilation of more than 144 Christmas recipes, traditions, and craft ideas that celebrate family and the holiday.
The illustrated owl : barn, barred, & great horned Rogers, Denny.
Father and son Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928.
Too good to be true : the colossal book of urban legends Brunvand, Jan Harold.
The ultimate guide to calling and decoying waterfowl : tips and tactics for hunting ducks and geese Burch, Monte.