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Pasta for all seasons - dishes that celebrate the flavors of Italy and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest

"From rising Seattle chef Michela Tartaglia comes a collection of seasonal recipes that showcase the best of Northwest seafood, produce and meat in creative, delicious pasta dishes"--

Untangle your emotions - naming what you feel and knowing what to do about it

"The New York Times bestselling author of Get Out of Your Head provides a revolutionary path to embracing a healthy relationship with your emotions, one that leads to life-giving connection with God and others as well as to a richer understanding of yourself"--

Unlearning shame / How We Can Reject Self-blame Culture and Reclaim Our Power

"Learn to identify-and combat-Systemic Shame, the feeling of self-hatred and disempowerment that comes from living in a society that blames individuals for systemic problems, with this invaluable resource from the social psychologist and author of Unmasking Autism"--

With every great breath - new and selected essays, 1995-2023

"For acclaimed writer and environmental activist Rick Bass, it can be wearying to dwell relentlessly upon the broken, the fragmented, the dead and dying and doomed to extinction. Activism is a necessary part of the environmental movement, but so is the time-honored celebration of the beauty that inspires us. Spanning his storied career, these new and selected essays attempt to take a brief step to the side, away from lamentation and prescription, to inhabit, as deeply as possible, the greater de

What have we here - portraits of a life

"Film legend recalls his remarkable life of nearly eight decades-a heralded actor who's played the roles he wanted, unchecked by the racism and typecasting so rife in the mostly all-white industry in which he triumphed. Billy Dee Williams was born in Harlem in 1937 and grew up in a household of love and sophistication. As a young boy, he made his stage debut working with Lotte Lenya in an Ira Gershwin/Kurt Weill production where Williams ended up feeding Lenya her lines. He studied painting, fir

Smoke and ashes - opium's hidden histories

"Amitav Ghosh unravels the impact of the opium trade on global history and in his own family-the climax of a yearslong project"--

Radical reparations / Healing a Nation's Soul

"In Radical Reparations, this conversation shifter, social justice pioneer, change agent, and inventor of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter, which redefined the global conversation on racism and social justice, offers a unifying and unconventional framework for achieving holistic and comprehensive healing of African American communities. Hunter reimagines reparations through a profound new lens as he defines seven types of compensation: political, intellectual, legal, economic, spatial, social, and

National Geographic bucket list family travel - share the world with your kids on 50 adventures of a lifetime

"This indispensable guide reveals expert tips for traveling with kids"--

The pathway to success - letting God lead you to a life of meaning and purpose

"The world tells us that having a good job, owning your own business, money, fame, and influence are all important for a successful life. If we don't have them, we feel like a failure. But even when we achieve them, we still end up unhappy, unfulfilled, or lonely. God wants us to be successful, but His definition of success is not the same as the world's definition. The truth is, God's way of achieving the dreams and desires that truly fulfill us and bring genuine joy to our lives is very differ

Outofshapeworthlessloser / A Memoir of Figure Skating, F*cking Up, and Figuring It Out

"In this explosive tell-all memoir, an Olympic figure skater reveals her battle to survive mental illness, eating disorders, and the self-destructive voice inside that she calls "outofshapeworthlessloser." When Gracie Gold stepped onto center stage (or ice, rather) as America's sweetheart at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, she instantly became the face of America's most beloved winter sport. Beautiful, blonde, Midwestern, and media-trained, she was suddenly being written up everywhere from The New York

The other significant others - reimagining life with friendship at the center

""Rhaina Cohen's moving, intimate portraits of people in unusually devoted friendships upend our cultural narratives about which relationships matter . . . an arresting work of compassion and insight." -Lori Gottlieb, New York Times bestselling author ofMaybe You Should Talk to Someone and co-host of Dear Therapists podcast Why do we assume romantic relationships are more important than friendships? What do we lose when we expect a spouse to meet all our needs? And what can we learn about commit

My side of the river - a memoir

"Elizabeth Camarillo Gutierrez reveals her experience as the U.S. born daughter of immigrants and what happened when, at fifteen, her parents were forced back to Mexico in this galvanizing yet tender memoir. Born to Mexican immigrants south of the RillitoRiver in Tucson, Arizona, Elizabeth had the world at her fingertips as she entered her freshman year of high school as the number one student. But suddenly, Elizabeth's own country took away the most important right a child has: a right to have

A map of future ruins - on borders and belonging

"A provocative, virtuosic inquiry that reveals how the valorization of times and migrations past are intimately linked to our exclusion and demonization of migrants in the present When and how did migration become a crime? Why did "Greek ideals" become foundational to the West's idea of itself? How have our personal migration myths -and our nostalgia for a lost world of clear borders and values - shaped our troubling new realities? In 2020, Lauren Markham went to Greece to cover the burning of a

I heard her call my name - a memoir of transition

"An autobiography-viewing the author's life from the transformative lens of her recent transition-and a critical examination of the trans strain in Western culture"--

How to live free in a dangerous world - a decolonial memoir

"Poet and journalist Shayla Lawson follows their National Book Critics Circle finalist. This Is Major with these daring and exquisitely crafted essays, where Lawson journeys across the globe, finds beauty in tumultuous times, and powerfully disrupts the constraints of race, gender, and disability. With their signature prose, at turns bold, muscular, and luminous, Shayla Lawson travels the world to explore deeper meanings held within love, time, and the self. Through encounters with a gorgeous go

Ghosts of segregation - American racism, hidden in plain sight

"Seven years ago, Richard Frishman embarked on a 25,000-mile journey in his car that took him from his home state of Washington to Maine, from Mississippi to Michigan. The photographs he took along the way--in major cities, backwater towns and in the countryside--capture structures and landscapes that speak to America's history of racial oppression. Frishman's goal in documenting these places and sites was to heighten awareness, motivate action and spark an honest conversation about the legacy o

Dear Black girls - how to be true to you

"From Olympic gold medalist and two-time professional basketball MVP A'ja Wilson comes an inspirational collection on what it means to grow up as a Black girl in America. This is a book for all the girls with an apostrophe in their name. This is for all the girls who are "too loud" and "too emotional." This is for all the girls who are constantly asked, "Oh, what did you do with your hair? That's new." This is for my Black girls. In this empowering and deeply personal collection-adapted from and

The cure for burnout - how to build better habits, find balance, and reclaim your life

"Is dread the first thing you feel when you wake up in the morning? Are you working in the evenings and on weekends to "catch up"? Have you already beat burnout once, only to find it creeping back? If you answered yes to any of these, you're in need of acure for burnout. In The Cure for Burnout, burnout management coach and TikTok influencer Emily Ballesteros combines scientific and cultural research, her expertise in organizational psychology, and the tried-and true strategies she's successfull

Bitter crop - the heartache and triumph of Billie Holiday's last year

"A revelatory look at the tumultuous life of a jazz legend and American cultural icon"--

Big meg - the story of the largest and most mysterious predator that ever lived

"Internationally bestselling author and renowned scientist Tim Flannery and his daughter, scientist Emma Flannery, deliver an informative-yet-intimate portrait of the megalodon, an extinct shark and the largest predator of all time. When Tim Flannery wasa boy he found a fossilized tooth of the giant shark megalodon at a beach near his home in Australia. This remarkable find-the tooth was large enough to cover his palm-sparked an interest in paleontology that was to inform his life's work and a l

Beverly Hills spy / The Double-agent War Hero Who Helped Japan Attack Pearl Harbor

"In the spirit of Ben Macintyre's greatest spy nonfiction, the truly unbelievable and untold story of Frederick Rutland-a debonair British WWI hero, flying ace, fixture of Los Angeles society, and friend of Golden Age Hollywood stars-who flipped to becomea spy for Japan in the lead-up to the attack on Pearl Harbor"--

Alphabetical Diaries by Heti, Sheila
Date added:
Dec 7, 2023
Alphabetical Diaries

2020 - one city, seven people, and the year everything changed

"Crisis has a way of laying bare our truest selves: who we trust, which principles and impulses we heed, whose lives we deem expendable. As it ravaged millions of lives, the Covid-19 pandemic revealed and accentuated the dividing lines that had already, for decades, splintered American public life. Against the backdrop of the 2020 presidential election, misinformation regimes, and the transformation of the facemask into a flagrant political symbol, acclaimed sociologist Eric Klinenberg takes car

Fodor's New York City 2024 by
Date added:
Dec 4, 2023
Fodor's New York City 2024

Young oracle tarot - an initiation into tarot's mystic wisdom

"Discover a powerful global tradition. Unlock your inner wisdom. And steer your destiny. For hundreds of years, people have turned to tarot to seek answers. This book helps young truth-seekers use these mysterious cards to navigate the trials and triumphs of their lives. Tarot readers-in-training can discover the origins, symbols, and uses of tarot, and find out how to practice readings for themselves and for others." --

The cinema of Barbara Stanwyck - twenty-six short essays on a working star

"From The Lady Eve, to The Big Valley, Barbara Stanwyck played parts that showcased her multidimensional talents but also illustrated the limits imposed on women in film and television. Catherine Russell's A to Z consideration of the iconic actress analyzes twenty-six facets of Stanwyck and the America of her times. Russell examines Stanwyck's work onscreen against the backdrop of costuming and other aspects of filmmaking. But she also views the actress's off-screen performance within the Hollyw

The best American magazine writing 2023

"The Best American Magazine Writing 2023 offers a selection of outstanding journalism on timely topics, including inequalities and injustices pressuring families, especially mothers. Rozina Ali tells the story of a U.S. marine who unlawfully adopted an Afghan girl and her family's efforts to bring her home (New York Times Magazine). A Mother Jones expose´ confronts the imprisonment of women for failing to protect their children from their abusive partners. "The Landlord and the Tenant" juxtapose

100 things to do in Bloomington, Indiana before you die

"Bloomington’s pull is so unquestionable, there’s even a name for it. Residents call it the Bloomerang those who leave the city almost always come back. With miles of rolling hills and trails, a food scene that represents countries around the globe, and a spectrum of fall foliage that attracts visitors across the nation, it’s easy to see why Hoosiers have an affinity for the city. 100 Things to Do in Bloomington Before You Die offers travelers and residents a peek into the area’s most iconic att

The wisdom of plagues - lessons from 25 years of covering pandemics

"For a certain class of American's, Donald McNeil was a comforting voice when the Covid-19 pandemic broke out. He was the regular reporter on the New York Times's popular Daily podcast, and he was telling folks to prepare for the worst. A generation of NYT readers went out and stocked up on food and PPE stuff because of his clear advice. He'd covered public health for the Times for 25 years and understood what he was seeing out of China. THE WISDOM OF PLAGUES is his account of what he learned ov

When things don't go your way - Zen wisdom for difficult times

"From renowned Zen Buddhist teacher Haemin Sunim, a guide to turning life's challenges into opportunities for self-discovery Have you ever felt like life has thrown you a curveball? Are you struggling to overcome unexpected challenges and setbacks? Whileloss, heartbreak, and loneliness are all part of the human experience, in this warm guide, internationally bestselling author Haemin Sunim shows us that these moments can actually be rare opportunities for self-discovery, serving as stepping ston

Tripping on utopia - Margaret Mead, the Cold War, and the troubled birth of psychedelic science

""It was not the Baby Boomers who ushered in the first era of widespread drug experimentation. It was their parents." Far from the repressed traditionalists they are often painted as, the generation that survived the second World War emerged with a profoundly ambitious sense of social experimentation. In the '40s and '50s, transformative drugs rapidly entered mainstream culture, where they were not only legal, but openly celebrated. American physician John C. Lilly infamously dosed dolphins (and

Tightwads and spendthrifts - navigating the money minefield in real relationships

"A revolutionary guide to navigating the financial aspects of real relationships Have you ever asked yourself "What if I'm a tightwad and my significant other is a spendthrift?" or vice versa? Scott Rick, a behavioral scientist at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, knows that many people do. He also knows that the financial aspects of an intimate relationship can become a money minefield if couples try to navigate it without first discussing all of the financial issues between

The survivors of the Clotilda - the lost stories of the last captives of the American slave trade

"Joining the ranks of Rebecca Skloot's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks and Zora Neale Hurston's rediscovered classic Barracoon, an immersive and revelatory history of the Clotilda, the last slave ship to land on US soil, told through the stories of its survivors-the last documented survivors of any slave ship-whose lives diverged and intersected in profound ways"--

Sex with a brain injury - on concussion and recovery

"Annie Liontas suffered multiple concussions in her thirties. In Sex with a Brain Injury, she writes about what it means to be one of the "walking wounded," facing her fear, her rage, her physical suffering, and the effects of head trauma on her marriageand other relationships. Forced to reckon with her own queer mother's battle with addiction, Liontas finds echoes in their pain. Liontas weaves history, philosophy, and personal accounts to interrogate and expand representations of mental health,

Safe - two dads, the broken foster care system, and the risks we take for family

"A heartrending and unforgettable memoir of an unlikely journey to parenthood through America's broken foster care system. What does it take to keep a child safe? As a long-time strategist and activist fighting for better outcomes for foster children, Mark Daley thought he had the answer. But when Ethan and Logan, an adorable infant and a precocious toddler, entered into their lives, Mark and his husband Jason quickly realized they were not remotely prepared for the uncertainty and complication

Rethinking diabetes - what science reveals about diet, insulin, and successful treatments

"An eye-opening, comprehensive history of diabetes research and treatment, by the best-selling author of Why We Get Fat and award-winning journalist"--

Renters' rights

"This book on renter and tenant rights is packed with critical legal and practical information on topics such as negotiating a lease or rental agreement, breaking a lease and leaving early, handling unwelcome landlord intrusions, getting a landlord to make repairs, collecting a full security deposit after moving out, fighting discrimination or retaliation, and more"--

Robots and the people who love them - holding on to our humanity in an age of social robots

"The latest developments in robotics and artificial intelligence and a preview of the coming decades, based on research and interviews with the world's foremost experts. If there's one universal trait among humans, it's our social nature. Having relationships with others is a hard-wired need that literally shapes us and the lives we lead. The craving to connect is universal, compelling, and frequently irresistible. This concept is central to Robots and the People Who Love Them. This book is abou

Praisesong for the kitchen ghosts - stories and recipes from five generations of black country cooks

"A lyrical culinary journey that explores the hidden stories of Black Appalachians through powerful essays and forty comforting recipes from the Poet Laureate of Kentucky. Years ago, when O. Henry Prize-winning writer Crystal Wilkinson was baking a jam cake, she felt her late grandmother's presence. She soon realized that she was not the only cook in her kitchen; There were an abundance of ancestors stirring, measuring, and braising with her. These are her kitchen ghosts, five generations of Bla

One nation under guns / How Gun Culture Distorts Our History and Threatens Our Democracy

"This takedown of American gun culture argues that the nation's fathers did not intend the Second Amendment to guarantee an individual right to bear arms-and that this intentional distortion of the record is an urgent threat to democracy. Hundreds of lives are lost to firearms every day in America. The cost is more than the numbers-it is also the fear, the anxiety, the dread of public spaces that an armed society has created under the tortured rubric of freedom. But the norms of today are not th

Naomi Osaka - her journey to finding her power and her voice

"A deeply reported, revealing biography of tennis phenomenon and activist Naomi Osaka, telling the untold story behind her Grand Slam-winning career, her headline-making advocacy for racial justice and mental health, and the challenges of a life in the international spotlight"--

One in a millennial - on friendship, feelings, fangirls, and fitting in

"From pop culture podcaster and a voice of a generation, Kate Kennedy, a celebration of the millennial zeitgeist One In a Millennial is an exploration of pop culture, nostalgia, the millennial zeitgeist, and the life lessons learned (for better and for worse) from coming of age as a member of a much-maligned generation. Kate is a pop culture commentator and host of the popular millennial-focused podcast Be There in Five. Part-funny, part-serious, Kate navigates the complicated nature of celebrat

On thriving - harnessing joy through life's great labors

"A renowned doula and co-founder of Moms in Color shares powerful lessons on healing and thriving through the murky seasons of life in this moving, intimate guide to self-care, identity, mental health, and radical joy. Safe spaces, communion, knowing thatwe are loved-these are the things we long for. Brandi Sellerz-Jackson found them when she started exploring her encounters with loss and trauma as a way to confront her own grief, and she ended up creating a community for others to unleash their

The Life Brief by Wan, Bonnie
Date added:
Nov 30, 2023
The Life Brief

Infectious generosity / The Ultimate Idea Worth Spreading

"From the bestselling author, media pioneer, and curator of TED, an inspiring book about one of humankind's defining but overlooked impulses, and how we can super-charge its potential to build a hopeful future. Recent years have been tough on optimists. Hopes that the Internet might bring people together have been crushed by the divisiveness of social media. But as head of TED, Chris Anderson has had a ringside view of the world's boldest thinkers sharing their most uplifting ideas. Inspired by

I survived capitalism and all I got was this lousy t-shirt - everything I wish I never had to learn about money

"A big-hearted, no-bullshit memoir from TikTok superstar Madeline Pendleton about her journey from living paycheck to paycheck to creating a multi-million-dollar business that offers a compassionate alternative to capitalism. Imagine a job where you workfour days a week and earn as much as the CEO. You also get full benefits, a gym membership, free lunch, and unlimited time off, including mental health days, no questions asked. Hard-won profits don't just end up in the CEO's pocket-they're distr

The hunger habit - why we eat when we're not hungry and how to stop

"A program proven to heal our relationship with food and our bodies from New York Times bestselling author of Unwinding Anxiety. Anyone who struggles with overeating knows what it's like to feel out of control-and to feel the guilt attached to it. While ordinary anxiety feels like something that happens to us, the siren song of food cravings feels like something we should be able to control. The result is a toxic cocktail of shame and self-loathing that makes it impossible to change our behavior

How to ADHD - an insider's guide to working with your brain (not against it)

"The creator of the YouTube channel How to ADHD shares the insights and strategies that help her thrive in this accessible and shame-free guide to working with, understanding, and celebrating the ADHD brain"--

Held by Michaels, Anne
Date added:
Nov 30, 2023

Gut check - unleash the power of your microbiome to reverse disease and transform your mental, physical, and emotional health

"In this addition to his New York Times bestselling Plant Paradox series, Steven R. Gundry, MD offers a guide to the gut biome and its control over its home-us!-revealing the unimaginably complex and intelligent ecosystem controlling our health and teaching us how to heal our guts to prevent and reverse every type of disease"--

The grift - the downward spiral of Black Republicans from the party of Lincoln to the cult of Trump

"Once upon a time, Black Republicans were revolutionaries. Today, many see them as traitors, selling their souls for power. In 2021, Black conservatives are the greatest grift. Journalist and radio host Clay Cane examines how the Republican party evolvedinto a safe space for racists and how Black Republicans attempt to gain power by aligning themselves with white supremacy. Black Republicans consistently make viral news, whether it's Senator Tim Scott, 2016 presidential candidate Ben Carson, or

The friction project - how smart leaders make the right things easier and the wrong things harder

"Every organization is plagued by destructive friction-the forces that make it harder, more complicated, or downright impossible to get anything done. Yet some forms of friction are incredibly useful, and leaders who attempt to improve workplace efficiency often make things even worse. Drawing from seven years of hands-on research, The Friction Project by bestselling authors Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao teaches readers how to become "friction fixers," so that teams and organizations don't squa

Filterworld - how algorithms flattened culture

"From New Yorker staff writer and author of The Longing for Less Kyle Chayka comes a timely history and investigation of a world ruled by algorithms, which determine the shape of culture itself. From coffee shops to rental apartments to social media poststhe world round, a sleek and deceptively simple aesthetic has come to predominate. It's in the neon signs and exposed brick of an Internet cafe in Nairobi or the skeletal, modern furniture of an Airbnb in Portland. These designs are easy to iden

Fight right - the five secrets of couples who transform conflict into connection

"Conflict is the top reason couples seek help-but it's also an opportunity for greater intimacy, deeper connection, and lasting love according to this essential guide from the world's leading relationship scientists and bestselling authors of The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work"--

Everyone who is gone is here - the United States, Central America, and the lives in between

"An epic, heartbreaking, and deeply reported history of the disastrous humanitarian crisis at the southern border that tells the story of the migrants forced to risk everything and the policy makers determining their fate"--

Drunk-ish - loving and leaving alcohol

"From the author of Sippy Cups Are Not for Chardonnay, a hilariously candid and refreshingly honest account of Stefanie Wilder-Taylor's journey to breaking up with alcohol for good. When Stefanie Wilder-Taylor became a mother, being able to connect with other moms over drinks or enjoy a glass of wine at the end of a stressful day felt life-affirming. From liquor cabinet concoctions in high school to tequila shots in her early stand-up comedy days to grocery store wine in young motherhood, alcoho

Disillusioned - five families and the unraveling of America's suburbs

"Through the stories of five American families, a masterful and timely exploration of how hope, history, and racial denial collide in the suburbs and their schools Outside Atlanta, a middle-class Black family faces off with a school system seemingly benton punishing their teenage son. North of Dallas, a conservative white family relocates to an affluent suburban enclave, but can't escape the changes sweeping the country. On Chicago's North Shore, a multiracial mom throws herself into an ultra-pr

Dear sister - a memoir of secrets, survival, and unbreakable bonds

"In September 2017, a knock on the door upends Michelle Horton's life forever: her sister had just shot her partner and was now in jail. During the investigation that follows, Michelle learns that Nikki had been hiding horrific abuse for years. Stunned tofind herself in a situation she'd only ever encountered on television and true crime podcasts, Michelle rearranges her life to care for Nikki's children and simultaneously launches a fight to bring Nikki home, squaring off against a criminal jus

Come together - the science (and art!) of creating lasting sexual connections

"An illuminating exploration of how to maintain a happy sex life in a long-term relationship, from the New York Times bestselling author of Come as You Are and co-author of Burnout. In Come as You Are, Emily Nagoski, PhD, provided science-backed lessons that revolutionized the way we think about women's sexuality. Now, in Come Together, Nagoski takes on a fundamentally misunderstood subject: good sex. Nagoski breaks down the myths many of us have been taught about sex-for instance, the belief th

Cold crematorium - reporting from the land of Auschwitz

"The first English language edition of a lost memoir by an Auschwitz survivor, offering a shocking and deeply moving perspective on life within the camps. When Jaozsef Debreczeni, a prolific Hungarian-language journalist and poet, arrived in Auschwitz in1944, his life expectancy was forty-five minutes. This was how long it took for the half-dead prisoners to be sorted into groups, stripped, and sent to the gas chambers. He beat the odds and survived the "selection," which led to twelve horrifyin

Change your diet, change your mind - a powerful plan to improve mood, overcome anxiety, and protect memory for a lifetime of optimal mental health

"We are in the midst of a global mental health crisis: -More than one in six American adults now take psychiatric medication. -The prevalence of Alzheimer's disease is expected to triple by 2050. -Depression is now the number one cause of disability in the world. -The COVID-19 pandemic has quadrupled reports of anxiety and depression. Although medications may ease suffering for some, in Change Your Diet, Change Your Mind, Dr. Georgia Ede argues that the most powerful way to change brain chemistr

Break the cycle - a guide to healing intergenerational trauma

"The definitive, paradigm-shifting guide to healing intergenerational trauma-weaving together scientific research with practical exercises and stories from the therapy room-from Dr. Mariel Buquae, PhD, a Columbia University-trained trauma-informed psychologist and practitioner of holistic healing"--

Black women taught us / An Intimate History of Black Feminism

"Jenn M. Jackson has been known to bring deep historical acuity to some of the most controversial topics in America today. Now, in their first book, Jackson applies their critical analysis to the questions that have long energized their work: Why has Black women's freedom fighting been so overlooked throughout history, and what has our society lost in the meantime? A love letter to those who have been minimized and forgotten, this collection repositions Black women's intellectual and political w

American girls - one woman's journey into the Islamic state and her sister's fight to bring her home

"The Sally sisters, raised in a rural Jehovah's Witness community in Arkansas, spent their teens and twenties moving between cities and towns in the South and Midwest, working difficult and poorly-paid jobs and falling in and out of relationships. Caughtin an eternal sibling rivalry -- where Lori, younger by a year, protected bold, outgoing, reckless Sam -- the two women eventually married a pair of brothers and settled down in Elkhart, Indiana, just around the corner from each other. And it was

The algorithm - how AI decides who gets hired, monitored, promoted, and fired and why we need to fight back now

"Hilke Schellmann is an Emmy award-winning investigative reporter, Wall Street Journal and Guardian contributor, and journalism professor at NYU. In "The Algorithm," she investigates the rise of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the world of work. AI is nowbeing used to decide who has access to an education, who gets hired, who gets fired, and who receives a promotion. Drawing on exclusive information from whistleblowers, internal documents, and real-world tests, Schellmann discovers that many of

Aid state - elite panic, disaster capitalism, and the battle to control Haiti

"Haiti's state is near-collapse: armed groups have overrun the country, many government officials have fled after the 2021 assassination of President Moise and not a single elected leader holds office, refugees desperately set out on boats to reach the USand Latin America, and the economy reels from the after-effects of disasters, both man-made and natural, that destroyed much of Haiti's infrastructure and institutions. How did a nation founded on liberation-a people that successfully revolted a

5 ingredients Mediterranean / Simple Incredible Food- American Measurements

"Jamie's most popular cookbook goes Mediterranean in this mouth-watering follow-up PRE-ORDER THE BRAND NEW 5 INGREDIENTS MEDITERRANEAN COOKBOOK FROM JAMIE OLIVER This edition has been adapted for the US market. 5 Ingredients Mediterranean is everything people loved about the first book, but with the added va-va-voom of basing it on Jamie's lifelong travels around the Mediterranean. With over 125 utterly delicious, easy-to-follow recipes, it's all about making everyday cooking super-exciting, wit

The way forward

In this third and final installment of his poetic trilogy, the #1 New York Times bestselling poet encourages readers to connect more deeply to their intuition, using it to remain focused and grounded amidst a world in constant flux.

This Indian kid - a Native American memoir

"Award-winning author Eddie Chuculate recounts his experience growing up in rural Oklahoma, from boyhood to young manhood, in an evocative and vivid voice. "Granny was full-blooded Creek, but the Bureau of Indian Affairs insisted she was thirteen-sixteenths. She showed her card to me. I'd sit at the kitchen table and stare at her when she was eating, wondering how you could be thirteen-sixteenths of anything and if so, what part of her constituted the other three-sixteenths." Growing up impoveri

The teen anxiety guidebook - improve self-esteem, discover new coping skills, and relieve social anxiety, worry, and panic attacks

"Break free from anxiety and manage stress with simple strategies and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) techniques in this straightforward and encouraging handbook. Keeping up with friendships, relationships, school, extracurriculars, and social media isalready a lot of work. And when anxiety spikes, it sometimes feels like it's impossible to keep your life on track. You might feel like you're in a never-ending downward spiral. That's where this book comes in. The teen anxiety guidebook offers

Sad happens - a celebration of tears

This collective, multifaceted archive of tears that captures the complexity and variety of these circumstances features essays from a vast array of contributors who confirm that sad happens, but so does joy, love, a sense of community and a host of otheremotions.

Nuff said by Tyrus, 1973- author.
Date added:
Nov 17, 2023
Nuff said

In this continuation of the best-selling book Just Tyus, the author delivers a series of gut-wrenching, heart-rending and redemptive tales from his remarkable life while tackling issues of race and activism in America today and drawing parallels between current culture and his personal past.

Is God real? - exploring the ultimate question of life

"Drawing on decades of research found in his Case for . . . series, as well as new interviews and insights, investigative journalist and former atheist Lee Strobel presents clear and compelling evidence to help seekers and believers answer life's ultimatequestion: Is God Real?"--

Growing an edible landscape - how to transform your outdoor space into a food garden

"Growing an Edible Landscape is filled with advice and tips for converting unproductive lawn and garden areas into food-growing regions where edible plants thrive"--


"What is an art of life for what feels like the end of a world? In Raving McKenzie Wark takes readers into the undisclosed locations of New York's thriving underground queer and trans rave scene. Techno, first and always a Black music, invites fresh sonicand temporal possibilities for this era of diminishing futures. Raving to techno is an art and technique at which queer and trans bodies might be particularly adept, but which is for anyone who lets the beat seduce them. Extending the rave's sen

Politics for people who hate politics - how to engage without losing your friends or selling your soul

"With over 20 years in the highest levels of government, insider Denise Grace Gitsham offers spiritual insights, hard-earned lessons, and practical advice to engage in politics God's way. As citizens of heaven, we can lean into politics with the Holy Spirit's wisdom, maintain peace, and heal our land with his countercultural love, integrity, and unity"--

A long time coming - a lyrical biography of race in America from Ona Judge to Barack Obama

Meticulously researched and drawn from numerous primary sources, this biography-in-verse tells the story of racism in the U.S. through six important Black Americans from different eras who struggled for justice, chronicling how much - and how little - racism has changed since our country's founding.

Dressing the part - television's most stylish shows

From Mary Tyler Moore's capri pants on The Dick van Dyke Show and Emma Peel's dominatrix jumpsuit on The Avengers to Don Drapers' grey sharkskin suits on Mad Men, this illustrated guide to the most influential fashion from the 1950s to today reveals how television has shaped the way we dress.

Disappearing act - a true story

"Moving and evocative, this YA memoir-in-verse follows author Jiordan Castle's coming-of-age as her family reckons with the aftershocks of her father's imprisonment"--

Biology's beginnings / Biology's Beginnings

"This first of a four-part MITeen series charts the evolution of life science up to the late 1800s, when the origins of the virus was discovered by a baffled Dutch biologist who found a tiny infectious particle destroying tobacco crops"--

The 21 - the true story of the youth who sued the US government over climate change

"The gripping inside story of the ongoing landmark lawsuit, Juliana v. United States, brought against the US government by twenty-one young people"--

Rick Steves Prague & Czech Republic

Presents a travel guide to Prague and the Czech Republic, with recommendations for lodging, restaurants, events, tours, and sightseeing highlights, along with travel tips and cultural information.

World Religions in Seven Sentences- A Small Introduction to a Vast Topic

Understanding other faiths is essential not just to interreligious dialogue, but also to grasping one's own faith. Covering world religions including Atheism, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, Christianity, and Islam, Douglas Groothuis creatively uses a single sentence for each one as a way to open readers to their depth and complexity.

When we walk by - forgotten humanity, broken systems, and the role we can each play in ending homelessness in America

"A guide to understanding housing instability, supporting our unhoused neighbors, and reclaiming our humanity"--

Touched by angels

The sacred herbs of Yule and Christmas - remedies, recipes, magic, & brews for the winter season

"An around-the-world tour of ancient Christmas celebrations, Pagan Solstice customs, and magical seasonal plants"--

Why did God do that? / Discovering God's Goodness in the Hard Passages of Scripture

"If God is good, then why did he do that? Violent wars, harsh laws, pronounced judgments. Christianity proclaims God's goodness, yet the Bible is filled with passages that seem to paint a different picture. On the surface, such depictions can hinder ourconfidence in God's goodness. But when we're willing to look deeper, we discover a consistent purpose behind everything God does--and that he is greater than we could ever imagine. Alongside bestselling author Josh McDowell, Matthew Tingblad inv

When China attacks - a warning to America

"China poses an existential threat to America, warns a veteran intelligence officer, and the window for an effective response is closing fast. Col. Grant Newsham, a former reserve head of intelligence for Marine Forces Pacific, delivers a blow-by-blow account of how the threat has developed, from the growing skill and belligerence of the Chinese military to gray-zone campaigns to hollow out America's will to resist. These efforts that have now reached fruition. You can see the war damage in Balt

We of little faith - why I stopped pretending to believe (and maybe you should too)

"An impassioned atheist's rallying cry to inspire nonbelievers to be honest with themselves and their families about their true beliefs--and in so doing change the American cultural conversation. American society often reflexively defers to religion and belief in God as a baseline starting point of human thought and morality. Many were raised with that assumption and therefore pass it down to their children. But the truth is, a rapidly growing number of American don't actually believe in God. In

We heal together - rituals and practices for building community and connection

"In times of isolation, heartbreak, and brokenness, reaching out to each other, being in conversation, finding ways to connect with compassion and openness can help us heal, and thrive. It becomes a part of our own personal transformation. This powerful,positive guide coaxes us to go beyond our individual and collective grief, and courageously re-enter and reclaim our sense of community-which then further strengthens our spiritual practice. Johnson brings in a community of voices-spiritual teach

Veneration rites of curanderismo - invoking the sacred energy of our ancestors

"Shares traditional veneration rites and practices to connect with your ancestors, including limpia rites, trance journeys, energy work, and sacred gardening. Explores ancestral altar-making practices, sacred tools for altars, and how to invite your ancestors to take an active role in intervening on your behalf. Describes the deification process of esteemed ancestors and how this opens access to special powers for those sharing that ancestor's lineage"--

Practicing presence - a mother's guide to savoring life through the photos you're already taking

"A sought-after photographer and mother of seven teaches women to use photography as a tool to savor the ordinary, preserve family memories, and practice presence with their kids. Includes full-color photography"--

Une histoire de la lutte contre le Sida

"1981. Deux articles scientifiques de´crivent 5 cas de malades a` Los Angeles et 26 a` New York : les premiers cas recense´s d'une nouvelle maladie qu'on appellera biento^t le sida. Une maladie qui se transformera en ve´ritable pande´mie, touchant encore 38 millions de personnes. Ce livre ne raconte pas le sida. Il retrace certaines des luttes qu'il a engendre´es en France, au plus pre`s des personnes touche´es, depuis l'effroi des premie`res anne´es jusqu'a` aujourd'hui. Les auteurs nous font e

The soul & the sea - essential healing for everyday life

"In The Soul & the Sea, Benig Mauger interweaves depth psychology with spirituality to present a new model of healing. Inspired by the sea and land around her home, Mauger draws from her own life experiences as a Jungian therapist and spiritual teacher toillustrate how connection to nature and the spiritual world can heal emotional wounds. In a time of spiritual awakening, emotional healing must move beyond psychology to be effective. As both a guide and a creator of a new portal for healing, Th

Sensual faith - the art of coming home to your body

"An invitation for women to discover a healthier approach to spirituality and sexuality that centers pleasure rather than shame, from body-and sex-positive preacher and author Lyvonne Briggs. "Home is not an address. Home is where you feel safe. And yourbody is aching to be your home."-Lyvonne Briggs. How you view your body and your sexuality is informed and strengthened by spiritual practices, but how many of us can say that religion has drawn us closer to our bodies? That's because worship spa

The royal path of Shakti - the erotic and magical techniques of Kaula Tantra

"The first step-by-step guide to the techniques of Kaula Tantra, the practical yogini path to enlightenment. Details the erotic and magical practices of Kaula Tantra as well as the arcane principles to activate each technique. Includes a complete translation of the Kaulajnananirnaya Tantra from Sanskrit. Explores Kaula techniques for acquiring siddhi-magical powers-as well as sacred protection and black magic practices"--

Relighting the cauldron - embracing nature spirituality in our modern world

"The flame of Mother Earth's cauldron has gone out as the climate crisis and resulting social chaos have gotten worse. But, it's not too late. Rev. Wendy Van Allen confronts this problem and its origins, focusing on the spiritual disconnect we have between ourselves and our natural world. With the help of ten other voices from diverse, nature centered practices, she helps you discover your spiritual center, build better recognition of humanity's interdependence with itself and other species, and

The onion field by Wambaugh, Joseph.
Date added:
Nov 16, 2023
The onion field

The Not-yet God - Carl Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, and the relational whole

"A Christian theological engagement with evolutionary theory, quantum theory, and relational holism through the works of Teilhard de Chardin and Carl Jung"--

The little book of world religions

"From the five biggest faiths to the lesser-known creeds, this pocket guide offers an engaging introduction to world religions, exploring their history, beliefs, practices, and personalities"--

Pagans - the visual culture of pagan myths, legends + rituals

"Focusing on a curated selection of pagan art and artifacts, this book explains the iconography and mystic power of pagan ritual objects from around the world. Ethan Doyle White identifies three critical elements of paganism from classical antiquity to today: polytheism, affiliation with nature, and witchcraft and divination. Fundamental symbols are identified and examined closely, and central myths and allegories are clarified to provide new insights into the philosophies and beliefs of pagans"

Opening to darkness - eight gateways for being with the absence of light in unsettling times

"With Opening to Darkness, Zenju Earthlyn Manuel explores darkness as a cosmic landscape for transformation within unsettling times, rooting her teachings in indigenous earth-based wisdom, her Buddhist practice, and her lived experience. For Manuel, darkness is both a universal concept and embodied experience--and she's witnessed firsthand how our cultural rejections of darkness can have painful, real-world effects. Here, we're asked to confront the questions: What has been lost in our pursuit o

The Norse myths that shape the way we think

"This brilliantly original and accessible guide explores how Valhalla and its Valkyries have inspired our cultural landscape, from Wagner to the Marvel Universe. Carolyne Larrington's elegantly written retellings capture the beauty of the original myths,while also delving deeper into the history of their meanings, offering the reader an intelligent and up-to-date take on these powerful stories.A ruggedly handsome blond man swings his huge hammer. Gaunt- faced figures with icicle crowns and frost


"From Grendel and Beowulf to Poseidon, Medusa, and Hercules, the gods, monsters, and heroes of mythology are endlessly weird and fascinating. And if you're looking for a helpful companion to this wild collection of creatures, humans, and deities, you've found it! Mythology For Dummies delivers the straight goods on history's most popular myths, helping you make sense of even the most complicated ancient stories. You'll learn about the origins of your favorite myths, their cultural impact, and mo

The miracle of our universe - a new view of consciousness, God, science, and reality

"Is our physical universe actually a virtual simulation that is thought into existence by consciousness? Noted astrophysicist, Bernard Haisch explores the frontiers of science, consciousness, and God, revolutionizing our understanding of the Universe andwhat's behind it all. Without consciousness there is nothing. Have you ever wondered why and how the world around you came to exist, and whether there might be an afterlife experience awaiting you after our physical bodies die? Might there actual

JavaScript all-in-one

"JavaScript All-in-One For Dummies saves you shelf space by offering a complete introduction to JavaScript and how it's used in the real world. This book serves up JavaScript coding basics before diving into the tools, libraries, frameworks, and runtime environments new and experienced coders need to know. Start by learning the basics of JavaScript and progress through the techniques and tools used by professional JavaScript developers, even if you've never written code before"--

If you loved me, you'd stop! - what you really need to know when your loved one drinks too much

How many times have you screamed "If you loved me, you'd stop!" at your husband or son after a particularly nasty bouts of drinking? How many times has your wife or sister promised to cut back-to drink only on special occasions? How many times has your heart been broken when this time turned out to be just like all the times before? If you are one of the nearly 80 million Americans affected by a loved one's alcoholism, this book is for you.

Hear us out - six questions on belonging and belief

"Sue Pizor Yoder and her team of scholars and ministry leaders interviewed over 200 people under 40 in search of the lessons they might teach about belonging, adversity, legacy--and faith. Through collaborative storytelling, Hear Us Out illustrates the ways Millennials and Gen Z are navigating life, crafting their stories, and making meaning"--

The healing path - a memoir and an invitation

"A contemplative reflection and memoir on the spirituality of healing"--

The God of the Garden- Thoughts on Creation, Culture, and the Kingdom

Award-winning author (Adorning the Dark) and songwriter Andrew Peterson reflects on the Christian life using the central motif of "trees."

The Gnostic New Age- How a Countercultural Spirituality Revolutionized Religion from Antiquity to Today

Revealing the origins of today's spirituality in the Gnostic tradition.

American cults - cabals, corruption, and charismatic leaders

"From false religions and offshoots of traditional religions to political, financial, sexual and hate groups, American Cults looks at 40 groups and leaders, their histories, deceits, manipulations, and twisted ideologies"--

The fullness of the ground - a guide to embodied awakening

"This book is for people who are interested in nondual spiritual awakening. It can help people make sense of the various, conflicting theories about nonduality that are currently available to the spiritual seeker and it provides effective practices for recognizing, embodying and stabilizing in nondual realization in one's daily life"--

Unearthing the Underworld- A Natural History of Rocks

A geological saga that digs deep, revealing how even the most ordinary rocks can be stepping stones to the hidden history of our planet.--

Scarred - a feminist journey through pain

"A transnational feminist autoethnography of traveling to twenty countries in one year to find healing and have a different relationship with pain"--

What Jesus intended - finding true faith in the rubble of bad religion

"Many of us feel disoriented and unsteady after an endless string of church scandals. After forty years of ministry, Todd Hunter is no stranger to betrayal and pain in the church. But by unpacking the purposes of Jesus, we can expose twisted, toxic religion for what it is and embrace the healing and goodness we've always longed for"--

Understanding Superhero Comic Books- A History of Key Elements, Creators, Events and Controversies

"This work dissects the origin and growth of superhero comic books, their major influences, and the creators behind them. It demonstrates how superheroes like Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America and many more stand as time capsules of their respective eras, rising and falling with societal changes, and reflecting an amalgam of influences. It covers in detail the iconic superhero comic book creators and their unique contributions that impacted the medium, including Julius Schwartz and the scien

Tell Her Story- How Women Led, Taught, and Ministered in the Early Church

For centuries, discussions of early Christianity have focused on male leaders. But there is ample evidence in the New Testament that women were respected leaders at the frontier of the gospel ministry. Nijay Gupta shines light on the inspiring contributions of women like Phoebe, Prisca, Junia, Nympha, and more.

Surreal Spaces- The Life and Art of Leonora Carrington

"The British-born artist and writer Leonora Carrington (1917?2011) is one of the vanguards in the history of women artists and the history of Surrealism. The interests of this visionary--feminism, ecology, the arcane and the mystical, the interconnectedness of everything--are now shared by many nging the conventions of her time, Carrington abandoned family, society, and England to embrace new experiences and forge a unique artistic style in Europe and the Americas."--

Stretching for a Pain-Free Life- Simple At-Home Exercises to Solve the Root Cause of Low Back, Neck, Knee, Shoulder and Ankle Tension for Good

"Your body is designed to move without pain. But a sedentary lifestyle can cause tightness, loss of motion and a lack of mobility. Here to reverse this trend so you can get back to operating in the agile, easy way you once did, are chiropractors John Cybulski and Bobby Riley. In this breakthrough book, they show you their most effective stretching routines, simple enough for anyone to do at home, that strengthen key areas of the body so you can move properly and live pain-free once more."--

Pythiism- Reframing Autism as an Alternative Form of Consciousness

Pythiism is the first new major theory of autism since 1944. It asserts that autism is based, not in the brain, but in the psyche: where mind interfaces with matter - a seismic shift in focus from empirical to intuitive observation.

Make your own mosaics - ancient techniques to contemporary art

"Explore the powerful medium of mosaic in this book which offers a fresh perspective on the ancient art. Packed with photographs, clear instructions, and new ideas about how to create stunning mosaic pieces for indoors and outdoors." - back cover

Shells- A Natural and Cultural History

Shells have captivated humans from the dawn of time: the earliest known artwork was made on a shell. As well as containers for food, shells have been used as tools, jewelry, decorations for dwellings, and to bring good luck or to ward off spirits. Many Indigenous peoples have used shells as currency, and in a few places, they still do. This beautifully illustrated book investigates the fascinating scientific and cultural history of shells.--

Liberalism's last man - Hayek in the age of political capitalism

"An unbeholden case for Friedrich Hayek, twenty-first-century political influencer. The publication of The Road to Serfdom in 1944 was both an intellectual watershed and, forever after, a source of blistering political division. The book's championing of individualism and classical liberalism-and its derision of government interference in the free-market economy-made it, and its author Friedrich Hayek, lightning rods for evergreen political feuds around the nature of capitalism and the role of t

Footmarks - a journey into our restless past.

"On paths, roads, seas, in the air, and in space, there has never been so much human movement. In contrast we think of the past as static, 'frozen in time'. But archaeologists have in fact always found evidence for humanity's irrepressible restlessness. Now, latest developments in science and archaeology are transforming this evidence and overturning how we understand the past movement of humankind. In this book, archaeologist Jim Leary traces the past 3.5 million years to reveal how people have

The final witness - a Kennedy secret service agent breaks his silence after 60 years

"Special Agent Paul Landis is in the follow-up car directly behind JFK's and is at the president's limo as soon as it stops at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He is inside Trauma Room #1, where the president is pronounced dead. He is on Air Force One with the president's casket on the flight back to Washington, DC; an eyewitness to Lyndon Johnson taking the oath of office. What he saw is indelibly imprinted upon his psyche. He writes and files his report. And yet . . . Agent Landis is never called t

The ethnic cleansing of Palestine

Documents the "Nakbah" ethnic cleansing practices of 1948 Palestine, linking them directly to the Palestine-Israeli conflict and Middle East instability, in an account that attempts to address why the events of 1948 are still denied in today's world.

The Engineers by Lederer, Katy
Date added:
Nov 13, 2023
The Engineers

Christianity and Critical Race Theory- A Faithful and Constructive Conversation

Critical race theory is often poorly understood and unfavorably characterized. This accessibly written book offers a critical yet sympathetic introduction, bringing critical race theory into conversation with Christian theology and ministry practice.

Christian Nationalism and the Birth of the War on Drugs

"This book explains how religion-particularly American Protestant moralities-blended with nineteenth-century race science, colonialism, and reform movements to generate the Drug War"--

The City Authentic- How the Attention Economy Builds Urban America

"The first book to explore how our cities gentrify by becoming social media influencers-and why it works. Cities, like the people that live in them, are subject to the attention economy. In The City Authentic, author David A. Banks shows how cities are transforming themselves to appeal to modern desires for authentic urban living through the attention-grabbing tactics of social media influencers and reality-TV stars. Blending insightful analysis with pop culture, this engaging study of New York

Becoming Irish American- The Making and Remaking of a People from Roanoke to JFK

The origins and evolution of Irish American identity, from colonial times through the twentieth century

The Authority Advantage- Building Thought Leadership Focused on Impact Not Ego

THE AUTHORITY ADVANTAGEprovides proven step-by-step strategies to build thought leadership focused on impact, not ego, to accelerate trust with an increasingly skeptical audience. Forbes Books CEO Adam Witty and bestselling thought leadership author and speaker Rusty Shelton have teamed up to create a book that brings you proven, cutting-edge methodologies that will empower you to create a compelling, authentic brand and showcase it effectively to the world. You'll also hear from other prominen

Angel Unaware- A Touching Story of Love and Loss (Anniversary)

When their daughter Robin was born with Down's Syndrome, entertainers Roy Rogers and Dale Evans ignored advice to "put her away" and instead raised Robin. This book, which changed the way America treated children with special needs, is now available to a new generation.

The Wild Wood by Gooding, Simone
Date added:
Nov 10, 2023
The Wild Wood

Web design in easy steps

An introductory guide to the process of creating a website covers everything from planning to search engine promotion, and includes full-color graphics and numerous screenshots.

Your best immunity diet - recipes from the longest living, healthiest people on Earth

"Dr John Tickell has spent decades travelling and studying the longest living, healthiest people on Earth including the Okinawans of Southern Japan. He's also survived brain cancer for more than 10 years and has applied his own powerful ACE formula of Activity, Coping and Exercise, drawing on his medical experience and extensive research, to help you increase your immune resistance and boost your overall health. Your Best Immunity Diet includes trusted information for you and your family plus a

The TIGER protocol - an integrative 5-step program to treat and heal autoimmunity

"Treat and heal your autoimmunity and live the life you want through this new food-based, Ayurveda-inspired protocol. In the United States, autoimmune diseases affect an estimated 25 million people--it is the fastest growing category of disease. That's astaggering number of individuals struggling with conditions like type 1 diabetes, celiac disease, lupus, and other issues like allergies and eczema. So many autoimmune patients feel confused, hopeless, or uninformed about their diagnosis and face

Secret New York - hidden bars and restaurants

"An absolute must-have travel guide to enjoy the amazing, hidden New York City bar and restaurant scene"--

Reshape your life - don't settle because you are worth it

The actress, model and 1996's Miss USA shows how she, through research, prayer, interviews and product-testing, took back her life, creating a new brand called RE/SHAPE along the way that shows women how to live their best life and remind them that it's never too late to rewrite your story.

Regular - the ultimate guide to taming unruly bowels and achieving inner peace

"Belly bloat, diarrhea and constipation, and irritable bowels may not seem like the sexiest topics--but they still affect thousands of Americans every year. Rather than focusing on a single approach, Regular aims to help readers identify the likely causeof their irregular bowel symptoms with a wide variety of more personalized solutions. For example, Freuman explains that, while a high fiber diet that might help someone with opioid-induced constipation, it could make symptoms worse for someone c

Quick functional exercises for seniors - 50 exercises to optimize your health

"It's no secret that people are living longer lately, and setting up an appropriate exercise and nutrition plan is vital to maintaining this longevity. Fortunately, Quick Functional Exercises for Seniors can help older adults keep up with everyday life activities. This book contains more than fifty exercises for seniors, with beautiful full-color step-by-step images to illustrate each. An award-winning expert on functional exercises, Dr. Cody Sipe offers exercises to improve balance and mobility

Prescription for nutritional healing

"The nation's #1 bestselling guide to natural remedies, totally revised and updated It has been more than 20 years since the first edition of Prescriptions for Nutritional Healing. This fully revised sixth edition includes the time-honored proven strategies, as well as many new and innovative science-based ideas to arm you with the best natural therapies for your health. In this unparalleled authoritative reference for all of us, updated material includes: Natural ways to lessen the severity of

Prescription for happiness - how to eat, move, and supplement for peak mental health

"Prescription for Happiness offers a 30-day program for reaching a new level of energy, clarity, and calm. Too often, conventional medicine treats the mind as separate from the body. However, science shows that physical issues, such as chronic illness andweight fluctuation, are oftentimes intricately entwined with mental health conditions like depression, anxiety, fatigue, and more. This must-read book explores the new science of optimizing the body in ways that will help anyone attain a new bas

Prepper's medical manual - the ultimate readiness guide for medical emergencies in disaster situations

"In this color-photo illustrated manual, veteran survivalist and trained EMT James C. Jones did not create "just another" first aid book. Instead, each subject is approached from the perspective of equipping the untrained citizen to provide care for family members and neighbors, under extremely trying conditions, without expert help. Prepper's Medical Manual includes basic first aid subjects, such as bandaging, splinting, control of bleeding, and treatment of shock, along with those subjects spe

Prediabetes - a complete guide - your lifestyle reset to stop prediabetes and other chronic illnesses

"Learning you have prediabetes is scary, but it comes with a silver lining: It means you've caught the condition just in time, before it's too late. Your best chance to reverse prediabetes starts now. Prediabetes: A Complete Guide, Second Edition revealsto you in detail what these actions are and empowers you to find the healthy eating and lifestyle changes that work best for you to help you achieve your health goals. This new, updated edition of the original, reader-approved guide includes even

Niacin - the real story

"The third edition, updated and expanded. Discover the newest cutting-edge research about the wonderful healing properties of niacin! Vitamin B3-or niacin-is a small molecule made of only fourteen atoms, smaller even than the simplest sugar. But this onemolecule has profound effects on health: it plays a role in more than five hundred reactions in the body. Many illnesses are caused by too little niacin, and many illnesses can be cured with high doses of niacin. Niacin: The Real Story takes an o

Mud, salt + medicine - essential oil blends & recipes for natural healing

''An in-depth guide from an international authority on essential oils offers easy-to-follow recipes for diffusers, body scrubs and lotions, massage oils, skincare remedies, beauty treatments and first aid. With knowledge and expertise built on a three generations of specialist aromatherapists, the book is a modern classic in the field, bridging historical traditions in plant medicine with modern science and ecological concerns. Part one introduces the historical background, traditions and uses o

The milestones of science - how we came to understand the universe

"Comprised of riveting and readable stories from along the path of scientific discovery in the fields of Astronomy, The Earth, Matter, Forces and Energy, Chemistry, Life, Genetics & DNA, The Human Body, Disease, and Science in the 21st Century, author James D. Stein showcases the most noteworthy achievements of our species in a compelling and comprehensive way"--

Meganets - how digital forces beyond our control commandeer our daily lives and inner realities

"David Auerbach's exploration of the phenomenon he has identified as the meganet begins with a simple, startling revelation: There is no hand on the tiller of some of the largest global digital forces that influence our daily lives. From corporate sites such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, YouTube, Instagram, and Reddit - to the burgeoning metaverse encompassing cryptocurrencies and online gaming - to government systems such as China's Social Credit System and India's Aadhaar. As we increasingly in

Kickass healthy LADA - how to thrive with latent autoimmune diabetes in adults

"The first book for the general public on LADA (Latent Auto-immune Diabetes in Adults) aka Diabetes 1.5, offering the most up-to-date (and little-known) information, with practical strategies and tips for healthy living"--

Just one thing - how simple changes can transform your life

"Based on the popular BBC podcast, Just One Thing, this book brings to life Dr Mosley's mission to unearth small, simple things you can introduce into your routine which will have a big impact on your mental and physical health"--

The Mayo Clinic diabetes diet - a healthy-eating program to improve your type 2 diabetes

"Committing to a healthy lifestyle now can help you live your life with more energy and vitality, and avoid dangerous health complications later. Combined with the Mayo Clinic Diet's online platform, this all-encompassing guide will help you lose weight,feel better, and successfully manage your diabetes, once and for all"--

Make the pool your gym - no-impact water workouts for getting fit, building strength, and rehabbing from injury

"Once used primarily for rehabilitation and exercise for seniors, water exercise has been proven to build strength, improve cardiovascular fitness and burn calories for people of all ages--all without the strain and trauma of land-based activities. With step-by-step instructions and clear photos, this flexible training tool will introduce you to the no-impact, total-body benefits of water exercise, including: improving muscular strength, increasing flexibility, enhancing cardiovascular fitness,

Lost in trans nation - a child psychiatrist's guide out of the madness

"Dr. Miriam Grossman is a child and adolescent psychiatrist whose practice consists of trans-identified youth and their families. In Lost in Trans Nation, she implores parents to reject the advice of gender experts and politicians and trust their guts--their parental instincts--in the face of an onslaught of ideologically driven misinformation that steers them and their children toward risky decisions they may end up mourning for the rest of their lives. The beliefs that male and female are huma

The Lord is my courage - stepping through the shadows of fear toward the voice of love

"The Lord Is My Courage is a creative meditation on Psalm 23 that shows courage is more accessible than you think, because courage is something we can practice in order to grow in trust that we have a Good Shepherd who is with us always--no matter where we've been or what we're facing today"--

Investing in dividends

"Investing In Dividends For Dummies gives you detailed information and the expert advice you need to successfully add dividends to your investment portfolio. In a time of market volatility, dividends are safe bets. They're also a great choice for investors looking to supplement retirement income. This book offers clear explanations and tips to help you make careful and informed decisions about dividend stocks and their place in your portfolio. You'll learn how to research and invest in dividend-

Investing in commodities

"Investing in Commodities For Dummies gives you an in-depth look at how commodities stack up against other assets and advice on how to avoid investing pitfalls. This book shows you how to diversify beyond stocks and bonds by moving money into a market that's widely viewed as a safe haven during times of turmoil on Wall Street. You can learn to trade gold, silver, heating oil, US cotton, and many of the other things we need and use every day. Check out this easy-to-follow Dummies guide for the ba

HTML, CSS, & JavaScript all-in-one

"Looking to start an exciting new career in front-end web building and design? Or maybe you just want to develop a new skill and create websites for fun. Whatever your reasons, it's never been easier to start learning how to build websites from scratch than with help from HTML, CSS, & JavaScript All-in-One For Dummies. This book has the essentials you need to wrap your head around the key ingredients of website design and creation. You'll learn to build attractive, useful, and easy-to-navigate w

Holistic cancer care - an herbal approach to reducing cancer risk, helping patients thrive during treatment, and minimizing recurrence

"In Holistic Cancer Care, Chanchal Cabrera, a consulting medical herbalist with more than 20 years specializing in holistic oncology, provides an in-depth guide to using herb-based therapies in conjunction with conventional treatments"--

The health fix / Transform Your Health in 8 Weeks

"A lifestyle medicine expert reveals his secrets for future-proofing your health and preventing illness. Starting with the experience of his own illness, Dr Ayan Panja, NHS GP and lifestyle medicine expert, brings a unique personalized framework to tailortargeted lifestyle-based interventions to you, with his groundbreaking new book Health Fix. Unlike many approaches to health and wellbeing, Health Fix focuses on the 'why' rather than just the 'what' with a toolkit: Learn how to elegantly tighte

Gut renovation - unlock the age-defying power of the microbiome to remodel your health from the inside out

"Combining the latest developments and research discoveries, board-certified gastroenterologist and medical host on CNN and Fox News, Dr. Roshini Raj shows the ways in which the microbiome impacts overall well-being, and helps readers reset their biological clocks by improving their gut health"--


"Become a disease detective with this easy-to-understand resource. It's a must-have for students in all public-health-related fields, and for curious learners, too. This Dummies guide will help you conquer even the trickiest epidemiological concepts. In this introduction to the fascinating, complex science, you'll learn--in terms anyone can understand--all the basic principles of epidemiology, plus how those concepts translate to public health outcomes and policy decisions"--

Diabetes by Poole, Simon, author.
Date added:
Nov 10, 2023

Provides information about all aspects of diabetes, exploring current treatments for the disease, offering recipes for healthy meals for diabetics, and discussing the symptoms and effects of diabetes.

Diabetes meal planning & nutrition

"The new edition of Diabetes Meal Planning & Nutrition For Dummies offers you a holistic approach to living your best life with diabetes. Optimize your diet and plan delicious meals that will empower you to take control, improve your health, prevent, andeven reverse diabetes. Written by an award-winning chef and renowned doctor who are both experts in the field of nutrition, this book helps you understand what defines healthful eating for diabetes, its crucial role to long term health, and how m

Denim upcycled - breathe new life into old jeans

"Denim Upcycled contains 25 creative projects using old pairs of jeans to create fabulous customized clothes and homewares"--

Dementia prevention - using your head to save your brain

"Severe memory loss and dementia are not inevitable parts of aging. Science now shows that you can make changes, no matter your age, to protect your brain. Join the authors as they guide you through a science-based tour of dementia, including how your brain works and how its function is affected by everything from blood circulation and blood pressure to sugar levels, medications, vision, and hearing"--

The complete human body - the definitive visual guide

Offers a complete overview of the development, form, function, and disorders of the human body, from muscle structure and activity to motor pathways within the brain.

The complete guide to breast reconstruction - choosing the best options after your mastectomy

"This work provides readers with comprehensive coverage of all aspects associated with breast reconstruction options related to breast cancer"--


This beginner's manual to the low-cost alternative to a traditional laptop walks readers through setting up the Chromebook, transitioning from using a traditional computer, and customizing the system to optimize performance.

Black writers of the founding era 1760-1800 / 1760-1800

This groundbreaking anthology of Black writing during the Revolutionary Era features over 200 poems, letters, sermons, newspaper advertisements, slave narratives, travel accounts from over 100 different authors and reveals the richness and diversity of the Black experience in those years.

Battleship Texas - Naval History Edition

"USS Texas BB-35, a Dreadnought era battleship launched in May 1912, served the U.S. Navy for thirty-four years, including World War I and World War II. World War I service included North Sea convoy duty for merchant ships from Scotland to Norway, and North Sea sweeps to counter potential forays by the German Fleet. The highlight service was escorting the German Fleet in its surrender sailing to the Firth of Forth with the Grand Fleet of the Royal Navy. As Flagship of the Pacific Fleet in the ea

The artisan furnituremaker - a creative survival guide

"Learn how to couple inspired design with flawless execution to create your own striking, original furniture. In his latest book, The Artisan Furnituremaker, long-time furnituremaker Darrell Peart-author of Greene & Greene: Design Elements for the Workshop and In the Greene & Greene Style--brings all his experience to bear in providing a masterclass on the three fundamental requirements for success in the field of custom furniture design: creativity, design, and workmanship. The book offers a de

Anatomy & physiology all-in one

"Anatomy & Physiology All-in-One For Dummies is your go-to guide for developing a deep understanding of the parts of the human body and how it works. You;ll learn the body's structures and discover how they function with expert help from the book's easy-to-use teaching features. You can even go online to access interactive chapter quizzes to help you absorb the material"--

3D printing

An easy reference for anyone new to the process of taking a digital file and turning it into an object in the real world.

The 10-week intelligent fitness challenge - the ultimate workout program from Hollywood's most in-demand trainer

"Following on from his first book, Intelligent Fitness, which explored the theory behind some of Hollywood's most impressive transformations, Simon focuses here on a typical actor workout program. Whatever your goal, whether it's reducing fat or increasing muscle tissue--this book will ensure you make real progress and see results in just ten weeks"--

Wisconsin by Huhti, Thomas, author.
Date added:
Nov 8, 2023

"From majestic forests and verdant farms to rushing rivers and tranquil lakes, experience the Badger State's classic Midwestern charm with Moon Wisconsin"--


Lonely Planet's Mexico is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover the ancient Maya world at Palenque, explore the world-class diving reef at Cabo Pulmo, and tour the most important works of Mexico's top muralists around Mexico City; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Mexico and begin your journey now.

Fodor's 2024 Paris

"Whether you want to walk to the top of the Eiffel Tower, explore the Louvre, or stroll down the Champs-E´lyse´es, the local Fodor's travel experts in Paris are here to help! Fodor's Paris guidebook is packed with maps, carefully curated recommendations, and everything else you need to simplify your trip-planning process and make the most of your time. This new edition has an easy-to-read layout, fresh information, and beautiful color photos"--

You've got this - seven steps to a life you love

"From a rising clinical psychologist and founder of Instagram's @myeasytherapy, an accessible, life-enhancing guide to reframing self-doubt and negative thought patterns to unlock your potential"--

Yes, your kid - what parents need to know about today's teens and sex

"Yes, Your Kid is a crash course for parents on talking to teens and older kids about sex in order to keep them healthy, happy, and safe-and how to do it so in a way to have your kids listen"--

Writing that gets noticed - find your voice, become a better storyteller, get published

"An experienced magazine editor and writing instructor shows aspiring writers of nonfiction how to get published. Topics include generating ideas, finding a personal voice, building a narrative, editing one's own work, and pitching editors. Includes real-life examples of successful essays and pitches, along with advice from acquiring editors"--

The wide world of graffiti

"A guide to the art, artists, and culture of graffiti from the 1970s to today, as told by the taggers themselves"--

Vegetable revelations - inspiration for produce-forward cooking

"Discover new ways to serve a wide range of vegetables with this cookbook featuring over 150 recipes from Steven Satterfield, the James Beard Foundation Award-winning chef and author of Root to Leaf"--

The wonderful world of James Herriot

"James Herriot's timeless, heartwarming, and perceptive stories about animals and people have charmed millions of readers around the world, and millions more have watched the popular PBS series All Creatures Great and Small, which is based on his four books. The Wonderful World of James Herriot excerpts the best of his stories to shape the larger tale of his life, his family, and his world, illustrated with evocative drawings and family photographs, including a special introduction written by hi

The women's small business start-up kit - a step-by-step legal guide

"This book is a guide for women interested in starting a small business. It includes information on how to: draft a business plan; raise start-up money, including through crowdfunding; choose a legal structure; hire employees; manage finances and taxes; qualify for special certification programs and contracts for women-owned businesses; and market and brand a business online and off. Also included are interviews with successful women business owners, and tips for maintaining work-life balance"--

The winter garden - celebrating the forgotten season

"There is so much to marvel at in a winter garden. As summer flowers fade and autumn winds strip trees bare, the season brings new delights to draw us outside, from the dusting of frost on bare seedheads and the long-reaching shadows cast by a December dawn to the joy of huddling up beside a fire pit to see in the New Year. The Winter Garden is a celebration of the coldest season, with stunning photography that captures the very best that winter has to offer. Discover the bulbs that will bloom a

We hold our breath - a journey to Texas between storms

"Developed as the commercial hub of the Texas cotton and sugarcane industries, Houston was designed for profit, not stability. Its first residents razed swamplands into submission to construct a maze of highways and suburbs, giving the city a sprawling, centerless energy where feral cats, alligators, and poisonous snakes flourished in the bayous as storms and floods rattled coastal Texas. When Hurricane Harvey made landfall in 2017, Fields set off from his home in Iowa back to the battered city

Watercolour flowers for the absolute beginner

"Expert artist and teacher Fiona Peart helps you to take your first steps with watercolor, showing you step-by-step how to produce modern, lively and colorful artworks using this exciting medium. Build the essential skills you need to paint a range of gorgeous flowers, then move on to find out how to add depth, soft backgrounds, light and texture to your artwork"--

Wasted education - how we fail our graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math

"We are living in an era of veritable STEM obsession. Not only do tech companies dominate our cultural imagination of American enterprise and financial growth, we urgently need science-based solutions to impending crises. As a society, we have poured enormous resources into cultivating young minds for STEM careers. The US sponsors 209 distinct STEM education programs in 13 different federal agencies at a cost of more than $3 billion. This spending is on top of countless initiatives from philanth

To the boy who was night - poems - selected and new

"Rigoberto Gonzaalez - To the Boy Who Was Night"--

Thing - inside the struggle for animal personhood

Bringing to life the groundbreaking work of lawyer Stephen M. Wise, the founder of the Nonhuman Rights Project, this emotional and beautifully drawn graphic novel follows Happy the elephant who has lived at the Bronx Zoo for most of her 48 years, remaining isolated and lonely until now.

Wannabe - reckonings with the popular culture that shapes me

"Aisha Harris has made a name for herself as someone you can turn to for a razor-sharp take on whatever show or movie everyone is talking about. Now, she turns her talents inward, mining the benchmarks of her nineties childhood and beyond to analyze the tropes that are shaping all of us, and our ability to shape them right back"--

The voices of nature - how and why animals communicate

"What messages do animals send to each other using sound? How can we decipher them? What lessons might these messages offer for understanding the origins and workings of our own communication? Scientists who study bioacoustics try and answer these questions, using physiology, animal behavior, and evolutionary biology to understand how and why animals communicate via sound. In this book, Nicholas Mathevon offers readers an accessible overview of the field of bioacoustics, from the mechanisms of s

The United States of English - the American language from colonial times to the twenty-first century

"The United States of English tells the story of American speech from its earliest beginnings to its current state. Topics covered include the following: the foundations of American English, beginning with the earliest word adoptions; the origins of regional dialects; how the vocabulary developed; an exploration of American slang and language creation outside the mainstream, including internet-related; typical American grammatical structures and how they differ from British English; how regional

Travellers of the world revolution - a global history of the Communist International

"The Communist International was the first organized attempt to bring about worldwide revolution and left a lasting mark on twentieth-century history. Acclaimed historian Brigitte Studer offers a new and fascinating account of this transnational organization founded in 1919 by Lenin and Trotsky and dissolved by Stalin in 1943, telling the story through the eyes of the activists who became its 'professional revolutionaries'"--

The T guide

"In this fabulous, fashion-forward guide, transgender icons Gigi Gorgeous and Gottmik discuss the ins and outs of being transgender with their honest, hilarious, and GORGEOUS tales of what it means to be true to oneself--and they've picked up a few friends along the way"--

Symbols of freedom - slavery and resistance before the Civil War

"In the early United States, the language and symbols of American freedom inspired enslaved people and their allies to wage a real and revolutionary war against slavery"--

Surprised by doubt - how disillusionment can invite us into a deeper faith

"Building on the metaphor of Christianity as a house, two apologetics scholars invite doubters to leave the confines of late-modern evangelicalism for a deeper, more orthodox faith"--

Stress wisely - how to be well in an unwell world

"Through smart strategies and awareness-raising exercises grounded in science and the eight touchstones of wellness--physical, emotional, intellectual, social environmental, occupational, financial, and spiritual--Dr. Robyne teaches you how to make your nervous system your ally in every stage of your life"--

Stop Lying by Smith, Aaron
Date added:
Nov 8, 2023
Stop Lying

So long - poems

"Anticipating and then grieving the death of her father, Jen Levitt's So Long fleshes out a full elegiac register, sitting with the mourning of farewell while holding onto gratitude, remembrance, and a permeating love"--

Swipe up for more! - inside the unfiltered lives of influencers

Given unprecedented access to three major influencers--Calvin Covington of Southern Curls and Pearls, runner Mima Valerio and OG "mommy blogger" Shannon Bird--a millennial journalist shows how they build their empires, struggle with the haters, fight forcreative control, parent in public, and try to look good while doing it.

Sufferah - the memoir of a Brixton reggae-head

"Abandoned as a baby to the British foster care system, Alex Wheatle grew up without any knowledge of his Jamaican parentage or family history. Preoccupied with his own roots, Alex grew inexorably drawn to reggae music, which became his primary solace through years of physical and mental abuse in a childrens home. Although riven by loneliness and depression, Alex found joy and empathy among his reggae heroes: Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Marcia Griffiths, the Mighty Diamonds, Sister Nancy, Gregory

Soul and substance - a poet's examination papers

"Drawing on everything from African mythology to mathematical axioms, Wright reflects on a wide range of topics: the difficulties of defining and confronting death; the challenge of transcending one's own consciousness; the nature of rhythm and the structure of space; and the relationship among the self, the body, and the material world. Throughout, the book examines the limits of human knowledge and the implications of our always imperfect understanding"--

Smart sex - how to boost your sex IQ and own your pleasure

Drawing from science, research and lived experience, the host of the #1 podcast Sex with Emily, go-to sexpert and doctor of human sexuality condenses all of her knowledge into this groundbreaking new book that will change the way you think about sex and pleasure.

Shameless sex - choose your own pleasure path to unlock the sex life you've been waiting for

"With real questions from Shameless Sex podcast listeners-and the best advice and most trusted tools drawn from interviews with hundreds of doctors, sex educators, therapists, coaches, and other experts-hosts Amy Baldwin and April Lampert address the most-asked questions around sex"--

A sense of urgency - how the climate crisis is changing rhetoric

"Unchecked climate change affects nearly everything on Earth, including the way humans communicate. In A Sense of Urgency, Debra Hawhee focuses our attention on new communication strategies that are emerging around the global climate crisis. At the heartof the story Hawhee tells are the challenges that our ecological future poses to rhetoric, and how those challenges demand that we learn to privilege more than our pasts and ourselves. The challenges of imagining futures under dramatically differ

Radium girl

Self-care for black men - 100 ways to heal and liberate

"Black men desperately need care and restoration. But what does that restoration look like when you're a Black man in today's world? How do you take care of your mental health when men who look like you die at the hands of police? How do you find peace and refuge when you're not sure how to keep up with your partner? Or navigate a challenging workplace? While scrolling through social media feeds, you may feel like you don't have access to wellness like women do. But Black men need a space for se

Saltwater demands a psalm - poems

"In Ghana's Akan tradition, on the eighth day of life a child is named according to the day of the week on which they were born. This marks their true birth. In Kweku Abimbola's rhapsodic debut, the intimacy of this practice yields an intricately layeredpoetics of time and body based in Black possibility, ancestry, and joy. While odes and praise songs celebrate rituals of self- and collective-care-of durags, stank faces, and dance-Abimbola's elegies imagine alternate lives and afterlives for tho

Quick and easy Christmas crafts - 100 gifts & decorations to make for the festive season

"Christmas is a wonderful time of year for crafting! From imaginative handmade gifts to stunning, reusable decorations, this book contains 100 fabulous quick and easy makes for the festive season. All the projects have been carefully selected from SearchPress's best-selling 20 to Make series and are simple enough for beginners as well as seasoned crafters.There's something for everyone in this book, including knitting, crochet, papercraft, sewing, sugarcraft, cross stitch, polymer clay and needl

The plague - living death in our times

"Jacqueline Rose's slim, heartbreaking new collection tells the story of the pandemic via an unlikely historical trio--Sigmund Freud, Albert Camus, and Simone Weil"--

Pasta for all seasons - dishes that celebrate the flavors of Italy and the bounty of the Pacific Northwest

"From rising Seattle chef Michela Tartaglia comes a collection of seasonal recipes that showcase the best of Northwest seafood, produce and meat in creative, delicious pasta dishes"--

Nuking Alaska - notes of an atomic fugitive

"An autobiographical account, in graphic novel format, of life in Alaska during the Cold War"--

A new war on cancer - the unlikely heroes revolutionizing prevention

Argues that the best way to reduce cancer rates is to eradicate the environmental chemicals that increasingly trigger the disease, from invisible pollutants at daycare centers to byproducts of industrial oil refineries.

The novel, who needs it? - an essay

"This is a book about the importance of fiction not alone as an aesthetic phenomenon but as a means of knowledge and discovery. The book argues that superior fiction is able to rise to levels of understanding-of worldly events, of human relationships, ofhuman nature itself-unavailable to other disciplines or forms of learning. It goes on to argue that especially in our day, a time when so many various ideas are afloat, fiction is of the greatest significance. To make its argument the book consid

No longer radical - understanding mastectomies and choosing the breast cancer care that's right for you

"A life-saving and empowering guide to understanding breast cancer detection, prevention, and treatment options, from two top doctors in the field--Rachel Brem, a breast radiologist, and Christy Teal, a breast surgeon--who have also made the personal decisions to have mastectomies"--

The next supercontinent - solving the puzzle of a future Pangea

"You have heard of Pangea, the single landmass that broke apart some 175 million years ago to give us our current continents. What about its previous iterations, Rodinia or Columbia? These "supercontinents" from Earth's past provide evidence that continents repeatedly join and divorce. Scientists debate exactly what that next supercontinent will look like (and what to name it), but they agree that one is coming. In this book, Ross Mitchell, a geophysicist who researches the supercontinent cycle,

Never lose an employee again - the simple path to remarkable retention

"If keeping employees is a challenge for you, Never Lose an Employee Again offers a proven framework for increasing retention, engagement, and in the process, profits. Joey Coleman, one of the world's leading experts on employee experience, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to recruit top talent, bring them onboard successfully, and keep them engaged while they produce remarkable results for years to come. Finding and keeping quality employees is one of the greatest ch

Nature's messenger - Mark Catesby and his adventures in a new world

An acclaimed writer traces the life of naturalist Mark Catesby, the author of the first-ever illustrated account of American flora and fauna who predated John James Audubon by nearly a century, exploring his influence on how we understand American wildlife and the natural world.

More Christmas ornaments to crochet - 38 new designs to celebrate a handmade holiday

"Get into the Christmas spirit, spruce up your tree, and add some handmade charm to the holiday with the 38 cheerful designs in More Christmas Ornaments to Crochet. Popular author Megan Kreiner is back with a new volume of merry decorations to spread seasonal joy"--

Moon garden - a guide to creating an evening oasis

"A guide to designing and planting a moon garden"--

The last days of the Afghan republic - a doomed evacuation twenty years in the making

"A nuanced and human portrait of a generation of young Afghans who bought into the promise of the international intervention and were caught in the structures of the Forever War"--

Kids of Cosplay by Redding, Thurstan
Date added:
Nov 8, 2023
Kids of Cosplay

The joy of exploring gardens

"Discover 180 of the world's most astounding gardens and ignite a love of outdoor spaces with this joyful book featuring fascinating insights from local voices, beautiful photography, maps and trip planning tips. Explore the restorative effects of flora and fauna and learn how each exquisite garden can bring joy and enrichment to your life"--

Monsters on Maple Street - the Twilight Zone and the postwar American dream

"Post-World War II America has often been mythologized by successive generations as an exceptional period of prosperity and comfort. At a time when the Cold War was understood to be a battle of ideas as much as military prowess, the entertainment businessrelied heavily on subtle psychological marketing to promote the idea of the American Dream. The media of the 1950s and 1960s promoted an idealized version of American life sustained by the nuclear family and bolstered by a booming consumer econo

The man who organized nature - the life of Linnaeus

"A new biography of Carl Linnaeus, offering a vivid portrait of Linnaeus's life and workCarl Linnaeus (1707-1778), known as the father of modern biological taxonomy, formalized and popularized the system of binomial nomenclature used to classify plants and animals. Linnaeus himself classified thousands of species; the simple and immediately recognizable abbreviation "L" is used to mark classifications originally made by Linnaeus. This biography, by the leading authority on Linnaeus, offers a viv

Made whole - the practical guide to reaching your financial goals

"We all want to live within our means, save for retirement, invest a little, and yet still have some left over each month for fun. But as most people know, real life can get in the way of even our best intentions! To help us set realistic goals and keep us on track to meeting them, New York Times bestselling financial educator Tiffany "The Budgetnista" Aliche has an invaluable 10-step action plan: Made Whole. With her signature down-to-earth style, she offers worksheets, checklists, and action i

Living river - the promise of the mighty Colorado

"With powerful visual storytelling, Living River illustrates how we can create a resilient watershed if we change our relationship with water. Exploring the endangered Colorado River from source to sea, award-winning photographer Dave Showalter provides adeeper understanding of how countless numbers of creatures and 40 million humans depend upon its water and how the futures of all are inextricably linked to the health of the river"--

The last two - the battle to save the northern white rhinos

''This is the story of the last two northern white rhinos, Najin and Fatu, as the species has fallen victim to poaching, wars, climate change, and Asian economic boom to become functionally extinct, as well as the story of the scientists and conservationists around the world fighting to save the species through scientific innovation''--

Kaleidoscope - modern homes in every colour

"From joyful full house case studies that are lightly speckled or heavily doused in color, to interviews with renowned designers about the rooms they've designed that showcase the beauty in brightness, this book explores ways to use color in the home to varying degrees, taking the reader into the world of the colorful, happy house"--

Joy is my justice - reclaim what is yours

"Every footstep you take towards Joy is a radical act of Justice that defies the oppressive weight of your pain. Every decision to invite in hope or gratitude, even while still living with fear or rage, creates a powerful change in your biochemistry. Youand only you choose which neurochemical will take strongest hold in your brain and heart; you choose what story your cells will hear. Many of us talk about trauma--indeed, have experienced real trauma, especially in these fraught times; healthcar

Japan - the vegetarian cookbook

"In this collection of new recipes, Nancy Singleton Hachisu, the most authoritative voice in Japanese home cooking today, showcases Japanese vegetarian dishes, bringing the exquisite flavors of the nation's elegant cuisine to those who follow a plant-based diet or want to lower the amount of fish and meat they eat. Recipes are divided by cooking style--dressed, vinegared, deep-fried, simmered, steamed, stir-fried, grilled, pickled, and sweet--alongside which Hachisu shares her expert knowledge o

James Joyce and the Irish revolution - the Easter Rising as modern event

"2022 is the centenary both of the founding of the Irish State and the publication of James Joyce's Ulysses. In this book, which describes a more radical edge than previous treatments of Joyce, Luke Gibbons counters much of the Joyce and modernism scholarship, while challenging popular historical accounts of events from 1913 to 1923. He takes up two, widely held notions: first, that Joyce and his writerly contemporaries were set apart from events in Ireland of the period, especially during the w

The Italian squad - the true story of the immigrant cops who fought the rise of the Mafia

"With blackmail, bombings and kidnappings terrorizing New York, courageous Italian immigrant detectives teamed up as the NYPD's Italian Squad. This explosive story follows them across the first two decades of the twentieth century as they battle increasingly powerful gangsters and deeply engrained prejudice against their beloved immigrant community"--

An influencer's world - a behind-the-scenes look at social media influencers and creators

"An Influencer's World pulls back the curtain and reveals what's behind social media influencing - an exploding and often misunderstood industry. It's an unconventional look at both the business side of influencing and the personal lives of influencers and creators. What's the influencer lifestyle and how do they win their fight for relevance? How do influencers create an authentic brand that catches fire, while still leading an authentic, healthy life? Influencing is a business built around lik

Iggy horse

"A collection of poetry by Michael Earl Craig"--

I won't shut up - finding your voice when the world tries to silence you

"Popular podcaster and speaker reveals how racism and racist power structures affect people of color, the toll that a lifetime of cultural pressures takes, and how to challenge, resist, and overcome all that holds us back from living out our God-given identity"--

The happy home - the ultimate guide to creating a home that brings you joy

"This lovely and inspirational guide helps you create a happier home, one room and one idea or project at a time. The author, creator of Lovely Indeed, offers up creative ideas to engage all the senses to uplift your mood throughout your home space"--

In light-years there's no hurry - cosmic perspectives on everyday life

"How seeing Earth through the eyes of an astronaut brings new wonder and meaning to life on our planet. One stifling summer night, the poet and journalist Marjolijn van Heemstra lay awake, unable to sleep-like so many of us feeling anxious and alienated,deeply exhausted yet restless. Amid the suffocating stream of daily obligations, the clamor of notifications and increasingly dismal headlines, she longed for a way to rise above the frenzy, for a renewed sense of meaning and connection. Then she

In Church as it is in heaven - cultivating a multiethnic Kingdom Culture

"Heaven is multiethnic, "a vast multitude from every nation, tribe, people, and language." But in this diverse community shouldn't have to wait until eternity to begin! It can be a reality now. Here, the authors give biblical warrant for such a communityand show how multiethnic churches provide a unique apologetic for the gospel"--

Humans - perspectives on our evolution from world experts

"When Sergio Almaecija was a new assistant professor tasked with teaching human evolution, he found it nearly impossible to summarize the myriad scientific points of view. He began to wonder what other researchers felt were the most relevant aspects of their own research and what they thought was the meaning and impact of the work they did. So, he compiled a list of the top experts across paleontology, primatology, human genetics, behavior, and other disciplines and asked them to respond to a ha

How to write about Africa - collected works

"Binyavanga Wainaina was a pioneering voice in African literature, an award-winning memoirist and essayist, and a gatherer of literary communities. Before his tragic death in 2019 at the age of forty-seven, he won the Caine Prize for African Writing and was named one of Time's 100 Most Influential People. His wildly popular essay "How to Write About Africa," an incisive and unapologetic piece that exposed the harmfully racist ways Western media depicts Africa, with implicit bias and subjective c

How to survive history - how to outrun a Tyrannosaurus, escape Pompeii, get off the Titanic, and survive the rest of history's deadliest catastrophes

"History is the most dangerous place on earth. From dinosaurs the size of locomotives to meteors big enough to sterilize the planet, from famines to pandemics, from tornadoes to the Chicxulub asteroid, the odds of human survival are slim but not zero-at least, not if you know where to go and what to do. In each chapter of How to Survive History, Cody Cassidy explores how to survive one of history's greatest threats: getting eaten by dinosaurs, being destroyed by the asteroid that wiped out the d

Five Fifty-Five by Dooley, Maura
Date added:
Nov 8, 2023
Five Fifty-Five

The evangelical imagination - how stories, images, and metaphors created a culture in crisis

"An acclaimed author shows that understanding evangelicalism means understanding not only the faith commitments at the movement's core but also the images, metaphors, assumptions, and stories that cultivate evangelical culture"--

How to plan a wedding - a month-by-month guide for modern weddings

"Take the stress out of wedding planning with this easy-to-follow, 12-month, pocket-sized guide that covers all the ins and outs of modern weddings. From the writer behind The New York Times article "How to Plan a Wedding" comes a portable while comprehensive guide to planning your dream wedding and minimizing stress. Whether you're eloping at city hall or throwing a no-expense-spared reception for 300 guests, this month-by-month guide will help you knock out to-dos and divvy up tasks so you can

Houseplant - practical advice for all houseplants, cacti, and succulents

"Take your house plant collection to the next level with Houseplant. Discover the best varieties to suit your home from more than 330 profiles on every kind of houseplant you can imagine, from succulents and cacti to orchids, bromeliads, and even carnivorous plants. Complete with essential care advice to keep your plants alive and thriving, propagation tips to help you grow your collection, and 24 step-by-step projects designed to make the most of your greenery, Houseplant has everything you nee

Head above water - reflections on illness

"Shahd Alshammari is just eighteen when she is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and told by her neurologist that she would not make it past age thirty. Despite what she is told, by thirty she has managed to navigate education systems in both Kuwait and the United Kingdom, and inspire generations of students as a professor of literature. Head above Water is the memoir of Alshammari's life of triumph and resistance, as a woman marked "ill" by society and as a lifelong reader, student, and teacher

Handmade - a scientist's search for meaning through making

"From atomic structures to theories about magnetic forces, scientific progress has given us a good grasp on the properties of many different materials. However, most scientists cannot measure the temperature of steel just by looking at it, or sculpt stoneinto all kinds of shapes, or know how it feels to blow up a balloon of glass. Handmade is the story of materials through making and doing. Author and material scientist Anna Ploszajski journeys into the domain of makers and craftspeople to compr

The great American transit disaster - a century of austerity, auto-centric planning, and white flight

"One of the most enduring American urban myths concerns the death of the Red Car Trolley, an extensive and equitable system in Los Angeles County that some say was weakened and then eradicated by US car manufacturers. Yet as Nicholas Dagen Bloom shows, anarray of larger yet less tangible forces together interacted to practically murder public transportation of all kinds in cities nationwide. Most centrally, public transit collapsed because essentially we wanted it to-no conspiracy necessary. Det

Deal - new and selected poems

"A collection of poetry by Randall Mann"--

The deadly balance - predators and people in a crowded world

"The predators that can hunt, kill and eat us occupy a unique place in the human psyche. In this book, Adam Hart looks at our relationship with these animals from a conservation perspective"--

God speaks science - what neurons, giant squid, and supernovae reveal about our Creator

"How does God speak through His creation, and what is He saying? Chapters include interviews with leading scientists. We were made to wonder. To live in awe of God. This book expands our hearts and minds so that we might delight in the wisdom and power ofour triune God!"--

Gender rebels - 30 trans, nonbinary, and gender expansive heroes past and present

"Explore the history to trans and nonbinary people throughout history and the world in this gorgeously illustrated nonfiction book for young teens. Readers will be educated and enlightened about trans and nonbinary people who have made a difference in ourworld and who continue to help raise awareness of diversity and inclusion in current society. Introductory materials give readers an insight into pronoun usage, trans rights around the globe, the history of the word "transgender," and more befor

Fitwaffle's baked in one - 100 desserts using just one pan

"Why the pan? After doing some research, Eloise selected the aluminum pan for how versatile it is and how easy it is to use. Don't have a pan that's exactly the right size? No problem! As long as the pan is deep enough, you can bake almost anything with an average-sized batch of batter or dough.With several five-ingredient-or-less recipes such as Chocolate Chip Banana Breakfast Bars or Apple Puff Tarts, Eloise makes baking a breeze for novice and expert bakers alike"--

Fertility rules - the definitive guide to male and female reproductive health

"Leslie Schrock is back with the first preconception guide for both male and female fertility. Based on cutting-edge science, Fertility Rules offers a holistic plan for every age and stage of the process, whether you're planning to conceive or in the throes. Unlike some other fertility books, it also includes practical content tailored to help the mental health of prospective parents"--

The dog behavior problem solver / Positive Training Techniques to Correct the Most Common Problem Behaviors

"Dog behavior problems are often cited as the main reason for owners' abandoning their pets to shelters and surrendering them to rescues, but many of a dog's problems can be resolved by a caring and responsible owner who's willing to devote a little timeto positive dog training. In The Dog Behavior Problem Solver, Revised Second Edition, you'll learn insight into why dogs do what they do while understanding how to implement cruelty-free, reward-based training in clear, easy-to-follow steps. This


"A collection of poetry by Timothy Donnelly"--

Bodies under siege - how the far-right attack on reproductive rights went global

"An exposae of how far-right extremists across Europe use attacks on abortion to introduce broader fascist politics, and their connections to the US far right"--

Dancing with disruption - a new approach to navigating life's biggest changes

"Dancing with Disruption reshapes how we understand disruption and offers a proven toolkit for successfully navigating pivotal points in our lives. Readers learn how to make choices that allow us to identify opportunities, pursue dreams that felt previously unattainable, and ultimately live the lives we all imagine"--

Crochet baby blankets - 13 easy to intermediate designs

"The 13 designs showcase a variety of stitches and techniques, but all are appropriate for a beginner to intermediate skill level. Crochet them in the color palettes shown, or use colors to match the nursery or your own favorite combinations. You'll delight in seeing the stitches fly off your hook as your blanket progresses, and baby and new mom will love snuggle time in the soft, beautiful afghan!"--

Completely mad - Tom McClean, John Fairfax, and the epic race to row solo across the Atlantic

"From the New York Times bestselling author of The First Man comes a sweeping saga involving two extraordinary--and extraordinarily different--adventurers who have only one thing in common: the ambition to cross the Atlantic in a rowboat...alone"--

Coffee first, then the world - one woman's record-breaking pedal around the planet

"In 2018, amateur cyclist Jenny Graham left family and friends behind in Scotland to become the fastest woman to cycle around the world. Alone and unsupported, she crossed the finish line at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin four months later, smashing the female record by nearly three weeks. With infectious wit and honesty, Jenny brings readers into her remarkable Round the World adventure, as she takes on four continents, 16 countries--and countless cups of coffee. Her journey swerves from terrif

The cinema of Barbara Stanwyck - twenty-six short essays on a working star

"From The Lady Eve, to The Big Valley, Barbara Stanwyck played parts that showcased her multidimensional talents but also illustrated the limits imposed on women in film and television. Catherine Russell's A to Z consideration of the iconic actress analyzes twenty-six facets of Stanwyck and the America of her times. Russell examines Stanwyck's work onscreen against the backdrop of costuming and other aspects of filmmaking. But she also views the actress's off-screen performance within the Hollyw

The chieftain and the chair - the rise of Danish design in postwar America

"In this lively book, Maggie Taft tells the story of how Danish modern furniture emerged in the wake of WWII and became all the rage in the US. By the 1950s Danish Modern furniture was everywhere-in living rooms and on the political stage. A Danish Modernchair was chosen for the first televised presidential debate, in 1960, between JFK and Richard Nixon. When the broadcast began, there were Nixon and Kennedy, sleekly seated in Hans Wegner's "Round Chair." Thanks to that broadcast, an internation

Birding while Indian - a mixed-blood memoir

"Catalogs a lifetime of bird sightings to explore the part-Lakota author's search for identity and his reckoning with colonialism's violence against Indigenous humans, animals, and land."--

Carry strong - an empowered approach to navigating pregnancy and work

"Having a baby and a career can feel challenging on the best of days, nearly impossible on the worst. From figuring out how to tell your boss you're pregnant to sucking in your belly bump all day long at work, to working even harder to prove your worth, there's a lot to navigate if you're newly pregnant or are even thinking about getting pregnant--and trying to juggle it all can leave you overwhelmed. It doesn't have to be this way. You can do it all, just not at the same time. And not alone. Ca

Cage kings - how an unlikely group of moguls, champions & hustlers transformed the UFC into a $10 billion industry

"A cultural and business history of the UFC, tracing the unlikely rise of mixed martial arts from what was derided in the '90s as "human cockfighting"-more violence than sport-to a global pop culture phenomenon. Senator John McCain once decried mixed martial arts as "human cockfighting," while the New York Times despaired that the sport offered a "pay-per-view prism" onto the decline of western civilization. But the violent spectacle of cage fighting no longer feels nearly as scandalous as it di

The cactus hunters - desire and extinction in the illicit succulent trade

"Delving into the strange world of succulent collecting, Jared D. Margulies explores the mystery of why some of the most ardent lovers of these plants engage in their illicit trade-even at the risk of driving some species to extinction. A heady blend of international intrigue, social theory, botanical lore, and ecological study, The Cactus Hunters offers complex insight into species extinction, conservation, and "more-than-human" care"--

Break the wheel - ending the cycle of police violence

"BREAK THE WHEEL takes the reader through different solutions that will make way for a defining, generational moment of racial reckoning and social justice understanding. The murder of George Floyd sparked global outrage. At the center of the conflict, the controversy and the trial, Keith Ellison grappled with how to bring justice for Floyd and his family, and now, in the pages of this important book, aims to find the best approaches to put an end to police brutality once and for all. Each chapt

Animal spirits - the American pursuit of vitality from camp meeting to Wall Street

"A master historian's retrieval of the spiritual visions and vitalisms that animate American life and the possibilities they offer today"--

24 hours in Charlottesville - an oral history of the stand against white supremacy

"A gripping oral history of the white nationalist riots that shook the nation and signaled the arrival of a galvanizing new era, told from the perspective of the anti-racist activists who fought back"--

The American sonnet - an anthology of poems and essays

"The American Sonnet: An Anthology of Poems and Essays showcases the diversity of the American sonnet. 800 years after the sonnet's invention, this volume celebrates the extraordinary development of the sonnet in the hands of American poets-and those living under US empire-from traditional to experimental, political and personal. Edited by poet and scholar team Dora Malech and Laura T. Smith, this anthology collects and foregrounds an impressive range of 20th and 21st century sonnets, including

The accidental homesteader

"Homesteading [hohm-sted-ing] noun an act or instance of establishing a homestead. the act of loving where you live so much that you actively ignore the fact that your house is trying to kill you on a regular basis. For Kathi Lipp and her husband, Roger, buying a house in one of the most remote parts of Northern California was never part of the plan; many of life's biggest, most rewarding adventures rarely are. Kathi shares the hard-won wisdom she's gained on her homestead journey to help you

A "working life"

"From "one of the essential voices in American poetry" (New York Times) comes a rich new collection of expansive, light-footed, and cheerily morose poems oddly in tune with our strange and evolving present. The first new collection since Evolution from the prolific poet, activist, and writer Eileen Myles, a "Working Life" unerringly captures the measure of life. Whether alone or in a relationship, on city sidewalks or in the country, their lyrics always engage with permanence and mortality, dang

A Ukrainian Christmas by
Date added:
Nov 7, 2023
A Ukrainian Christmas

A Ukrainian Christmas. by
Date added:
Nov 7, 2023
A Ukrainian Christmas.

Describes the celebration of Christmas in Ukraine; includes sections on native songs, recipes, and fun-to-do crafts appropriate to the holiday.

Why empires fall - Rome, America, and the future of the West

"Why did Rome fall - and what can it teach us about the decline of the West today? A historian and a political economist investigate. Over the last three centuries, the West rose to dominate the planet. Then, suddenly, around the turn of the millennium, history reversed. Faced with economic stagnation and internal political division, the West has found itself in rapid decline. This is not the first time the global order has witnessed such a dramatic rise and fall. The Roman Empire followed a sim

When the British musical ruled the world - from Evita to Miss Saigon

"A definitive account of how Evita, Cats, Starlight Express, Les Misaerables, Phantom of the Opera, Chess, and Miss Saigon changed the business of musical theater across the world"--

What is antiracism? - and why it means anticapitalism

Through descriptions of some key moments of modern history in the US and the UK, this landmark volume argues that we misunderstand contemporary capitalism if we miss the centrality of racism to neoliberalism.


"Published to accompany the once-in-a-lifetime exhibition at the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, this is the first major study of Vermeer's life and work in many years"--

Southern lights - easier, lighter, and better-for-you recipes from the South

"With a fresh take on Southern-style cooking and rooted firmly in the notion that great Southern food doesn't have to be heavy or unhealthy, this book for the modern home cook has more than 100 recipes for simple Southern food, reimagined and made with less"--

Take the lead - hanging on, letting go, and conquering life's hardest climbs

"World champion climber Sasha DiGiulian tells her story-from coming of age under the scrutiny of social media, navigating a male-dominated sport, and tackling her most heart-stopping climbs-and shares the power of perseverance and positivity. At age six,Sasha DiGiulian stepped into a climbing gym for the first time and was competing within a year. Decked out in all-pink gear and with her blonde hair tied into pigtails, Sasha knew from an early age what it was like to be a girl in a traditionally

Sent- Living a Life That Invites Others to Jesus

What if your ordinary interactions with family, neighbors, and coworkers are actually invitations to adventure with God?Sent: Living a Life that Invites Others to Jesus invites you to grow joyfully with Jesus as you live out your true identity as sent to share Jesus with others. In Sent, you can learn practical strategies for gathering those in your community through discussion questions and activities that teach everything from asking good questions to sharing your own stories of gospel transf

Searching for Agabus - embracing authenticity and finding your way to you

"An overlooked background figure in the grand narrative of the apostle Paul, Agabus (Acts 21:10-14) bursts from the epistles with an audacious prophecy. In a world where everyone wants to be the main character, Agabus remains a minor one with powerful relevance for today. Gleaning from Agabus's story, we can bravely be our authentic selves, honoring what God has assigned us to do, no matter how small or insignificant it seems. Exploring Agabus to convey the countercultural message that an anonym

Punk revolution! - an oral history of punk rock politics and activism

"This is the most wide-ranging and provocative look at punk rock as a social change movement over the past forty-five years, told through first-hand accounts of roughly 250 musicians and activists. John Malkin brings together punk's most famous figures aswell as underground voices, creating a new and insightful history of punk throughout the ages"--

Everyone Has a Sam

A Middle Eastern pantry - essential ingredients for classic and contemporary recipes

"A vivid and insightful exploration of Middle Eastern ingredients with 75 recipes and stunning on-location photography, from the author of Mastering Spice From sumac to za'atar and sesame to silan, Lior Lev Sercarz brings home cooks on a fantastical journey to the Middle East to learn about the region's most coveted recipes via its most sought-after ingredients. Through seventy-five delicious recipes, historical ingredient research, essays on artisans throughout the Middle East, and gorgeous pho

Jesus through medieval eyes - beholding Christ with the artists, mystics, and theologians of the Middle Ages

"By exploring surprising medieval representations of Jesus in art and literature, Jesus Through Medieval Eyes, by Grace Hamman, expands readers' Christian imaginations. Meeting Jesus as a Knight, a Lover, a Judge, even a Mother allows us to see Christ's face with eyes paradoxically both fresh and ancient, and reorient ourselves towards the Savior"--

Italian phrasebook & dictionary.

"Lonely Planet's Italian Phrasebook and Dictionary is your handy passport to culturally enriching travels with the most relevant and useful Italian phrases and vocabulary for all your travel needs. Order an espresso like a local, ask shop keepers about the latest fashions and bargain at the market; all with your trusted travel companion. Get More From Your Trip with Easy-to-Find Phrases for Every Travel Situation! Feel at ease with essential tips on culture, manners, idioms and multiple meanings

Good news, planet Earth! - what's being done to save our world, and what you can do too!

"Good News, Planet Earth! is your go-to guide to learn all about the amazing sustainable developments that are happening worldwide to combat global warming, pollution, deforestation, the use of wasteful products, and threats to our diverse wildlife"--

Flavor kitchen - vibrant recipes with creative twists

"Cooking has always been an equal passion to baking for Crystelle, as shown by the coveted 'Hollywood Handshake' she received for her curried chicken and potato pie on The Great British Bake Off, a dish showcasing her Portuguese-Goan roots. Inspired by her travels and heritage, Crystelle's book encourages people to experiment with flavors and shows how--just by adding a few more condiments to your cupboard--you can elevate classic dishes"--

Firescaping your home - a manual for readiness in wildfire country

"Destructive wildfires are becoming larger, hotter, and more frequent. Since 2000, an average of 7.1 million acres have burned across the US, more than double the average acreage that burned in the 1990s. At the same time, more people are choosing to liveadjacent to fire-prone wildlands. There is currently no comprehensive guide to help homeowners minimize wildfire risks while optimizing the ecological integrity of wildland areas. Living in fire-prone landscapes should not mean that you must scr

Egg rolls & sweet tea - Asian inspired, southern style

"Southern foodways intersect with various Asian-American tastes in this fusion cookbook of 100 recipes celebrating inclusivity and diversity at the dinner table with the best from various cultures, cooking styles, and comforting foods"--

Ducktails, drive-ins, and broken hearts - an unsweetened look at '50s music

"An unflinching look at the triumphs and tragedies of '50s rock and roll, from the biggest stars, like Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins, to those who barely grabbed the spotlight"--

The fear of too much justice - race, poverty, and the persistence of inequality in the criminal courts

"A legendary lawyer and a legal scholar reveal the structural failures that undermine justice in our criminal courts. The Fear of Too Much Justice offers a timely, trenchant, firsthand critique of our criminal courts and points the way toward a more justfuture"--

DEI deconstructed - your no-nonsense guide to doing the work and doing it right

"LinkedIn's most popular DEIJ expert offers compassionate and practical advice for stressed leaders under pressure from staff, customers, and partners to avoid diversity screw-ups. Centering the marginalized is the future of your business. You have what it takes to navigate beyond murky waters of purity and disposability"--

Charter school city - what the end of traditional public schools in New Orleans means for American education

"Almost fifteen years later, it is still easy to recall the devastation Hurricane Katrina wrought in New Orleans-the flooded streets, the boarded-up houses, thousands of people suddenly homeless. When Katrina upended New Orleans, state leaders took this unique opportunity to remake the city's notoriously underperforming school system, handing control over to a state agency, which eagerly transformed all public schools into privately-run charters. Those charters quickly took advantage of their ne

The beat, the scene, the sound - a DJ's journey through the rise, fall, and rebirth of house music in New York City

"This book follows DJ Disciple and his behind-the-scenes story of how DJs, promoters, fans, and others transformed house music from a DIY project into an international sensation. Interweaving interviews, the book dives into glitzy clubs, underground parties, and diverse communities who made up the scene amidst the tumult of 1980s/90s-era NYC"--

The Australian gamble - organized crime Down Under

"The Australian Gamble explores Bally gambling organization managing director Jack Rooklyn's role as a thread that connects some of the best-recognized characters, and most pivotal events, in Australian criminal history"--

Ashes and stones - a journey through Scotland in search of women hunted as witches

"Allyson Shaw untangles the myth of witchcraft and gives voice to those erased by it. Her elegant and lucid prose weaves together threads of history and feminist reclamation to create a vibrant memorial. This is the untold story of the witches' monumentsof Scotland and the women's lives they mark. Ashes and Stones is a trove of folklore linking the lives of contemporary women to the horrors of the past, a record of resilience and a call to choose and remember our ancestors"--

All the leaves are brown - how the Mamas & the Papas came together and broke apart

"The tumultuous story of how The Mamas and The Papas transformed from folk music wannabes to rock sensations"--

All God's children - how confronting buried history can build racial solidarity

"The more you understand someone's history, the better you can see their humanity. Terence Lester shares the buried history of the struggles that Black people have faced against unjust systems, paving the way for the church to move beyond showing supportfrom a distance toward long-term solidarity, advocacy, and friendship"--

Up Late by Laird, Nick
Date added:
Nov 2, 2023
Up Late

The whites of their eyes - the life of Revolutionary war hero Israel Putnam from Rogers' Rangers to Bunker Hill

"The Whites of Their Eyes recounts the life and times of Israel Putnam, a larger-than-life general, a gregarious tavern keeper and farmer, who was a folk hero in Connecticut and the probable source of legendary words during the Revolutionary War--and whose exploits make him one of the most interesting officers in American military history"--

Until the streetlights come on - how a return to play brightens our present and prepares kids for an uncertain future

"In a tech-saturated world, a return to outdoor play is exactly what our children need. Founder of 1000 Hours Outside shows parents how to help their kids discover the fun-not to mention the physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual benefits-that awaits them beyond the four walls of their home"--

Roads of Excess, Palaces of Wisdom- Eroticism and Reflexivity in the Study of Mysticism

William Blake once wrote that "the road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom." Inspired by these poetic terms, Jeffrey J. Kripal reflects on how the modern study of mysticism has often been inspired by the mystical experiences of the scholars themselves. More specifically, he suggests, these "roads of excess" are often marked by erotic engagements with text and tradition that carry within themselves important theoretical insights into both the historical mystics and our own critical engagemen

Power portals - awaken your connection to the spirit realm

""Joshua Mills explains how all Christians were intended to daily live, move, and operate in the realm of the supernatural, and how to release the power of God in all areas of your life--spiritual, emotional, and physical-through gates, or portals, of connection with the divine""--

Memories Cast in Stone- The Relevance of the Past in Everyday Life

While recent anthropological studies have focused on reconstructing disputed histories, this book examines the multiple ways in which the past is used by people as a critical resource for interpreting the meanings of a changing present.

Like a Mighty Wind by Tari, Mel
Date added:
Nov 2, 2023
Like a Mighty Wind

Beyond his authoritative message is his radiant Christ like spirit that reveals a deep devotion to his Lord and ministers love and joy which transforms lives wherever he goes.

Lee Miller- Photographs

Over one hundred of the most outstanding photographs taken by photographer, model, and surrealist muse Lee Miller, published in anticipation of the film Lee starring Kate Winslet as Miller.

Our Problem, Our Path- Collective Antiracism for White People

"Our Problem, Our Path: Collective Anti-Racism for White People by Ali Michael and Eleonora Bartoli provides a guidance to White people who aspire for anti-racism, but who are struggling with the knowing-doing gap and with discussing whiteness with other White people. Michael and Bartoli promote an understanding of how white supremacist ideologies permeate our current structures and strategies, address myths about race and racism, and explore actions White people can take within their sphere of

Neons & neutrals - a knitwear collection curated by Aimée Gille of  La Bien Aimée

Neons & Neutrals: A Knitwear Collection Curated by Aime´e Gille of La Bien Aime´e is an eclectic collection of patterns that invites crafters to combine yarn in new and unexpected ways across brands and bases. The designs showcase modern knitting at its best, using a variety of techniques and unique and unexpected color combinations. It includes 16 different designs, from 16 different designers. Most of the patterns are photographed in two different samples--worked in different colors and yarns,

Matter & desire - an erotic ecology

"In Matter and Desire, internationally renowned biologist and philosopher Andreas Weber rewrites ecology as a tender practice of forging relationships, of yearning for connections, and of expressing these desires through our bodies. Being alive is an erotic process--constantly transforming the self through contact with others, desiring ever more life. In clever and surprising ways, Weber recognizes that love--the impulse to establish connections, to intermingle, to weave our existence poetically

Latin American Artists- From 1785 to Now

The essential survey showcasing the work of more than 300 modern and contemporary artists born or based in Latin America

Foolproof roasting pan - 60 effortless one-pan recipes packed with flavour

"With convenience and budget in mind, Foolproof Roasting Pan offers delicious, imaginative recipes for every meal of the day. Cooking in one pan is the quickest, easiest way to make fast, tasty dishes in the oven. You can create entire family meals just in a roasting tin or an oven tray -- try Berry and Banana Breakfast Traybake for breakfast or brunch, rustle up Lime-roasted Squash with Lentils, Ricotta and Basil Oil for lunch and make Lamb with Harissa and Sweet Potato Mash for an easy-win din

Allen Carr's quit drinking without willpower.

Allen Carr's Easyway method (for stopping smoking) has been applied to problem drinking. By explaining why you feel the need to drink and with simple step-by-step instructions to set you free, he shows you how to escape from the alcohol trap.

The delicacy of embracing spirals

"Wedding fierce, jagged lines to an uncompromisingly lyrical flow honed over years of performance, Mimi Tempestt writes poems that are by turns cerebral, profane, revolutionary, comedic, erotic, and sentimental. the delicacy of embracing spirals is her second book, an investigation of the ways in which the personal narrative of Black womanhood can be expressed through a radically human lens. With a visual sensibility that eventually explodes across the page, the collection begins with microcosmi

The astronomy book

A guide to milestone developments in astronomical history explores topics ranging from planets and black holes to space telescopes and dark matter.

The world in a wineglass - the insider's guide to artisanal, sustainable, extraordinary wines to drink now

"Drawing on his deep knowledge and genuine appreciation of winemaking, Isle takes us on a tour of several hundred independently owned wineries around the world-everywhere from France's Burgundy to Oregon's Willamette Valley to the Itata Valley in the southern reaches of Chile-bringing the local vintners to life and describing the different wines they produce in vivid detail. Isle's enthusiasm for the grape growers and winemakers who are working sustainably or organically shines through as he sha

State of silence - the Espionage Act and the rise of America's secrecy regime

"The Espionage Act was passed in 1917 to prosecute spies and critics during World War I. And yet, after a century of piecemeal revisions, the Espionage Act still forms the basis of our national security architecture today - a tool that lets the governmentkeep an untold amount of information secret, without ever justifying the need for that secrecy. In State of Silence, political historian Sam Lebovic uncovers the troubling history of the Espionage Act and the shaky foundations on which our secur

The spirituality of dreaming - unlocking the wisdom of our sleeping selves

"What if our dreams could offer spiritual insight for personal growth and social transformation? Leading dream expert Kelly Bulkeley brings us time-honored methods to stimulate our innate dreaming capacity, including the latest research on dreaming and strategies from seasoned, vivid dreamers"--

Past forward - how nostalgia can help you live a more meaningful life

"How nostalgia can help you live a more intentional and meaningful life"--

Micro activism - how you can make a difference in the world (without a bullhorn) - small actions = big results

"In Micro Activism, former political consultant turned activism coach Omkari Williams shares her expertise to help each of us, no matter our temperament, find our most satisfying and effective activist role. Williams encourages starting small, working collaboratively, and beginning locally. Advice on self-care practices, burn-out prevention, and profiles of activists engaged in a range of activities and causes (from voter registration to craftivism, literacy programs, community gardens, and more

The last supper club - a waiter's requiem

"The story of how Matthew Batt, a forty-something professor on sabbatical, found himself returning to a job waiting tables. And loving it. In this rare and vivid memoir, he details the challenge and satisfaction of meeting the demands of a fine dining restaurant's frenzied kitchen and equally expectant crowd. Told with sharp humor, humility, and a keen sense of what matters, The Last Supper Club is an ode to working in restaurants, the relationships that get you to the night's close, and finding

Justice pursued - the exoneration of Nathan Myers and Clifford Williams

"An in-depth look at a wrongful conviction and its landmark reversal, this book is the story of Nathan Myers and Clifford Williams, who were released in 2019 after almost 43 years in prison in the first exoneration brought about through a Conviction Integrity Unit in Florida"--

Gennaro's cucina - hearty money-saving meals from an Italian kitchen

"Join Gennaro Contaldo on a journey of rediscovery to find regional staples that will revolutionize the way you cook. Gennaro's Cucina showcases the very best of "cucina povera," the food that traditionally fed the poor of Italy. It's a simple philosophy-delicious, hearty meals using accessible and affordable ingredients"--

Footprints of schizophrenia - the evolutionary roots of mental illness

"Steven Lesk, though, after a medical career dedicated to those affected by schizophrenia and a determination to find the answer to its existence, presents a groundbreaking theory that will forever change the lives of the mentally ill. In Footprints of Schizophrenia: The Evolutionary Roots of Madness, Lesk threads evolutionary evidence with neurological evidence, turning the mysteries of our minds into a tapestry of logic. With his breakthrough theory and this unprecedented book, Lesk will invit

The evolution of power - a new understanding of the history of life

"A sweeping new account of the role of power in the evolution of all life on Earth. Power has many dimensions, from individual attributes such as strength and speed to the collective advantages of groups. The Evolution of Power takes readers on a breathtaking journey across history and the natural world, revealing how the concept of power unifies a vast range of phenomena in the evolution of life - and how natural selection has placed humanity and the planet itself on a trajectory of ever-increa

Conversation among stones

"Awakening to histories personal and social, Conversation Among Stones is a meditation on memory and identity"--

Elmer Bernstein, film composer - an authorized biography

"In the history of film music, Elmer Bernstein is among the most legendary. This biography-coauthored by his son and interweaving exclusive interview and archival material-provides the fascinating story of the man who created some of the most memorable scores of all time, including The Magnificent Seven, The Ten Commandments, and Ghostbusters"--

The Christmas book

"A visual celebration of Christmas, from religious beginnings to festive cultural touchstones -- a book to treasure. This book is a unique and groundbreaking visual celebration of Christmas, a joyous religious and cultural occasion observed by billions ofpeople around the world. The origins of Christmas are in the Christian observance of the birth of Christ on 25 December and, since the early 20th century, it has become a secular holiday with a myriad decorations, rituals, and themes. Key themes

Arhoolie records down home music - the stories and photographs of Chris Strachwitz

"A visual storytelling celebration of American roots music in its rich variety through unseen and newly scanned photographs by the founder of the legendary Arhoolie Records"--

Apprentice nation - how the "earn and learn" alternative to higher education will create a stronger and fairer America

"In Apprentice Nation, education and workforce expert Ryan Craig explores how a modern apprenticeship system will allow students and job seekers to jumpstart their careers by learning while they earn - ultimately leading to greater economic opportunity, workforce diversity, and geographic mobility"--

African American activism and political engagement - an encyclopedia of empowerment

"This authoritative encyclopedia provides a wide-ranging survey of the history, development, and current state of African American political activism and influence in American life and culture. This book begins with a suite of seven long-form essays on various aspects of Black political involvement and empowerment, including the importance of Black women in early labor organizing; campaigns defending Black voting rights against suppression and disenfranchisement; the Black Lives Matter movement;

Your brain's not broken - strategies for navigating your emotions and life with ADHD

"Using the most current research and her approachable style, Dr. Rosier shows those with ADHD and their families how to create new thinking habits, identify unhelpful thought and emotional patterns, and apply strategies to change them"--

Knowing Why- Adult-Diagnosed Autistic People on Life and Autism

If you know you're autistic, are beginning to wonder, share similarities with autistic people, or want to support an adult autistic friend or family member-or if you simply want to know why it's so important that autistic adults know we're autistic-this book is for you.

Iphone for Dummies by Hart-Davis, Guy
Date added:
Oct 30, 2023
Iphone for Dummies

How sweet it is - defending the American dream

"Virginia Lieutenant Governor Winsome Earle-Sears shows readers how her Christian faith, unwavering patriotism, and fervent commitment to conservative principles propelled her to serve and sacrifice for her country and a better future. Winsome Earle-Searssent shockwaves across Virginia and the country at large when she pulled off her stunning upset victory in November 2021 and became the first woman lieutenant governor of Virginia and the first Black woman, the first naturalized female citizen,

Honey bee pests and diseases - a complete guide to prevention and management

Honey Bee Pests and Diseases provides up-to-date information on the management of honey bee diseases found globally, not just in the U.S., Europe, or Australia. Of particular interest are the explanations of how pathogens affect honey bees. This facet of diseases is usually left out of honey bee disease books. Written in an easy to understand way, and richly illustrated with photographs and diagrams, chapters cover integrated pest management (IPM), epidemiology, viruses, brood diseases, mites, p

Deception - the great COVID cover-up

Making a powerful case that funding dangerous bioengineering in a totalitarian country is madness, the senator who has represented Kentucky since 2011 presents his indictment of the catastrophic failures of public health bureaucracy during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The gardener's guide to prairie plants

"With over a thousand photos of prairie plants at key stages of development, this comprehensive guide will provide the novice or experienced gardener or landscaper interested in the world of prairie plants with the means to identify, cultivate, and nurture these incredible plants. From helping bird and butterfly migrations and improving food sources for wildlife to other benefits such as a reduced need for fertilization, water, and pest control, there are many ecological and financial reasons to

Fungi collected in Shropshire and other neighbourhoods - a Victorian woman's illustrated field notes

"Venture into the woods alongside a pioneering female naturalist. Very little is known about M. F. Lewis-not even her first name. Mysterious, prolific, and deeply enamored with the world of mushrooms, she left us a treasure trove of mycological illustrations. For over forty years, from 1860 to 1902, Lewis rambled across England and Wales, recording an astonishing biodiversity of fungi. Her delicately drawn, boldly colored images evoke the strange and powerful beauty of this kingdom. This handsom

Extinctions - how life survives, adapts and evolves

''A journey through the great mass extinction events that have shaped our Earth. Drawing on the latest research, this timely and original book lays out the current scientific understanding of mass extinction on our planet. Cutting edge techniques across biology, chemistry, physics and geology have transformed our knowledge of the deep past, including the discovery of a previously''--

Emerging technologies for business professionals - a nontechnical guide to the governance and management of disruptive technologies

"There is an emerging market need for nontechnical technology information for both students and the C suite. In academia the business college accreditation body AACSB has emphasized the importance of information systems education in the business curricula. For accounting professionals, the AICPA has released a change to the CPA exam (effective 2024) where the CPA evolution model curriculum focuses on emerging technologies and their implications for business. This book will cover Artificial Intel

The doctor-approved cannabis handbook - reverse disease, treat pain, and enhance your wellness with medical marijuana and CBD

"Dr. Benjamin Caplan, the authoritative face of cannabis medicine, explains clearly how cannabis works, which products are best for specific illnesses, typical dosages to use, and more-all in an easy-to-understand format to make the process as straightforward and accessible as possible"--

Born of Ice and Fire- How Glaciers and Volcanoes (with a Pinch of Salt) Drove Animal Evolution

An exploration of how the Cryogenian Period, when our planet was covered in ice for millions of years, created today's remarkable biodiversity

Chronic fatigue syndrome - your route to recovery - solutions to lift the fog and light the way

''There are over 17 million people worldwide suffering with chronic fatigue syndrome. Lauren Windas is one of the estimated 250,000 people suffering with CFS in the UK. Whilst at university in 2012 she fell ill with a viral infection and was later diagnosed with CFS. Since then she has devoted herself to reclaiming her health and being able to live a full life, drawing on the knowledge of experts to help manage her often mysterious and hard-to-manage condition. In chronic fatigue syndrome: your

Charming colorwork socks - 25 delightful knitting patterns for colorful, comfy footwear

"Prolific knitwear designer and colorwork aficionado Charlotte Stone has created a sensational variety of patterns in her signature colorful style, so you can flaunt your personality and keep your feet cozy at the same time. Whether or not you're experienced in knitting socks or stranded colorwork, you're in good hands with Charlotte's best tips, tricks, and techniques at the ready"--

Cemetery John - the undiscovered mastermind of the Lindbergh kidnapping

For seventy-five years, the kidnapping and murder of Charles Lindbergh's infant son has gone unsolved. Evidence, opinion, and logic have discredited the notion that Bruno Richard Hauptmann--electrocuted in 1936--acted alone. In this meticulous and authoritative account of the crime, the trial, and the times of the Lindbergh kidnapping, Robert Zorn clears away decades of ungrounded speculation surrounding the case. Inspired by his father's relationship with the actual accomplices --including the

Alzheimer's disease - what if there was a cure? The story of ketones

"More than 6.5 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Dr. Mary T. Newport's husband, Steve, was one of them. In Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure?, Dr. Newport shares Steve's story-howhe fell into the abyss that is Alzheimer's disease and was able to climb back out to enjoy a nearly four-year reprieve from the disease, thanks to a dietary intervention with coconut oil and MCT (medium-chain triglyceride) oil. Since Steve's rem

Alone But Not Lonely- Exploring for Extraterrestrial Life

Humans have always been fascinated by the possibility of extraterrestrial life, often wondering if we are alone in the universe. Drawing on the author's fifty years in the field, this book looks at the subject of extraterrestrial life, separating knowledge from conjecture, fact from fiction, to draw scientific and technical conclusions that answer this enduring question and examine the possibility of remotely exploring life on other worlds.


First published in 1967, this book was recognized as a masterpiece of modern American autobiography, a brilliant portrayal of one boy's passage from childhood to adolescence and beyond. This book presents a tale of life on the road, of odd jobs and lost friendships, brutal schools and first loves, of a father's early death and a son's exhilarating escape into manhood.--Publisher's description.

Razzle Dazzle- New and Selected Poems 2002-2022

One of Literary Hub's Most Anticipated Books of 2023 An exuberant collection of two decades of Major Jackson's passionately intelligent poetry.

The mighty goddess - world myths

"The mighty goddess reimagines myths in poetic language, putting the goddess at the centre of the narrative, exploring the many ways in which goddesses are represented."--Page [4] of cover.

Listen to Your Day- The Life-Changing Practice of Paying Attention

Bestselling author and personal development coach shows you how to pay attention to the seemingly insignificant details of your life so that you can trade drifting, searching, and yearning for purposeful living, knowing both what's important to you and what you're working toward.

Suddenly we

"Evie Shockley's new poems invite us to dream-and work-toward a more capacious 'we'. In her new poetry collection, Evie Shockley mobilizes visual art, sound, and multilayered language to chart routes towards openings for the collective dreaming of a more capacious 'we.' How do we navigate between the urgency of our own becoming and the imperative insight that whoever we are, we are in relation to each other? Beginning with the visionary art of Black women like Alison Saar and Alma Thomas, Shockl

Quilt recipes - for lovers of quilts and baking, a book that nourishes the soul and the tummy

"Food and quilts symbolize comfort to designer Jen Kingwell. Her decade-long vision in creating a collection of quilts, family recipes, and home interiors culminates in this one-of-a-kind [...] hardcover volume. Twelve quilt patterns are a brilliant mix of quirky fabrics paired with stripes, petite plaids, delicate lawns, and a sprinkling of brights. Savor each of eight dessert recipes, all timelessly tested, lovingly passed down, and fondly shared. Throughout, Jen connects with makers over a lo

Gohan - memories and stories from my family's kitchen

"Practically any home-cooked Japanese meal revolves around rice. It sits beside miso soup, pickles, tofu and a piece of grilled fish at breakfast. It soaks up the sauce in a comforting donburi bowl, or is wrapped in nori for the ultimate portable lunch onigiri. And it's there for dinner, perhaps served with a pickled plum, some mild Japanese curry, braised fish or even a Japanese-style Hamburg steak. The everyday meals, cooked in the homes of Japanese mothers and grandmothers, is the food that E

Eggtooth by Nathan, Jesse.
Date added:
Oct 26, 2023

Cloverfield- Creatures and Catastrophes in Post-9/11 Cinema

The first comprehensive study of a franchise that revived giant creature attacks and plumbed the traumatized human psyche

Aino + Alvar Aalto- A Life Together

A visual biography of Aino and Alvar Aalto, who designed some of the most iconic objects of the twentieth century

The Gift of Restlessness- A Spirituality for Unsettled Seasons

In seasons of unsettledness, is the best way forward to quickly resolve the questions? In The Gift of Restlessness, spiritual director Casey Tygrett excavates the questions at the root of unsettledness: Where do I belong? What am I here for? Is there enough? Tygrett shows us that restlessness is normal, healthy, and even holy.

The elements - a widowhood

What does it mean to become a widow at 35? In her mid-thirties Kat Lister lost her husband to brain cancer. After five years of being a wife and one of being a carer, in love and in and out of hospitals, she became a widow. In the year following his death Kat seeks refuge in stories of grief and widowhood, but struggles to find a language that can make sense of her experience and the physicality of bereavement. Instead, she turns to the elements fire, water, earth, air on her quest to come to te

Worlds without end - exoplanets, habitability, and the future of humanity

"Worlds Without End: Exoplanets, Habitability, and The Future of Humanity will present the scientific missions exploring exoplanets through the lens of habitability and our survival in the universe"--

Wonder boy - Tony Hsieh, Zappos, and the myth of happiness in Silicon Valley

"A riveting investigation into the turbulent life of Zappos visionary Tony Hsieh, whose radical business strategies revolutionized both the tech world and corporate culture, based on rigorous research and reporting by two seasoned journalists"--

Women and water - stories of adventure, self-discovery, and connection in and on the water

"A collection of photographs and stories from women who love the water"--

Cleopatra - a life

"Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first and poisoned the second; incest and assassination were family specialties. She had children by Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Roman commanders of the day. With Anthony she would attempt to forge a new empi

The world of sugar - how the sweet stuff transformed our politics, health, and environment over 2,000 years

"The definitive 2,500-year history of sugar and its human costs, from its little-known origins as a luxury good in Asia to worldwide environmental devastation and the obesity pandemic. For most of history, humans did without refined sugar. After all, it serves no necessary purpose in our diets, and extracting it from plants takes hard work and ingenuity. Granulated sugar was first produced in India around the sixth century BC, yet for almost 2,500 years afterward sugar remained marginal in the d

Why Willie Mae Thornton matters

"Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton is best-known for two songs covered by white rock 'n' roll stars (Elvis Presley, "Hound Dog"; Janis Joplin, "Ball 'n' Chain") but she is unquestionably one of the great blueswomen of her generation. She embodies some of theclichaes of the blues, too: Born in the South, raised in the church, appropriated by white performers, hard drinking, relatively early death, big nickname, buried in an indigent's grave. Lynnaee Denise's Why Willie Mae Thornton Matters pushes pa

Why flying is miserable - and how to fix it

"The miseries of flying and the turbulence in the industry aren't inevitable-and they aren't simply the result of the pandemic. As varied as these problems are, they stem from a single source: policy choices"--

Why am I like this? - how to break cycles, heal from trauma, and restore your faith

"Why does our past pain continue to affect our present? Though many of us can point to patterns of brokenness in our lives, we don't know why they're there. No matter how hard we work, we can't seem to outrun the very things that break our hearts. That'sbecause our everyday setbacks are rooted in our unaddressed wounds. In Why Am I Like This? seminary-trained, licensed trauma therapist Kobe Campbell helps us understand why it's so hard to break these patterns as she offers us a deeper understand

Who cares - the hidden crisis of caregiving, and how we solve it

"When Emily Kenway became the full-time caregiver for her terminally ill mother, her life was changed forever. While her friends outside were chasing down the successes and joys of life, for her, success was when her mother managed to drink half a fortified juice, and joy came from the dulled relief she felt on realizing they'd managed three hours' straight without a vomiting spate. Kenway found that she was far from alone: all around the world, millions of caregivers are silently suffering from

What things cost - an anthology for the people

"By 1968, most Americans felt that the War on Poverty had been lost, cast out to the shadows of the Vietnam War. That same year, the Poor People's Campaign marched on Washington in the wake of Martin Luther King's assassination, motivated by King's desirefor economic justice. The campaign was a multiracial effort that aimed to alleviate poverty for African Americans, white Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Indigenous people. In 2017, the Poor People's Campaign: A National Call

We're here to help - when guardianship goes wrong

"Guardianship, sometimes called conservatorship, is an ever-growing phenomenon. Some of these arrangements are truly beneficial, but countless others are unwanted, unnecessary, and violate constitutionally protected human rights. Award winning journalist,Diane Dimond, dissects the mysterious, ever-expanding, and complicit cottage industry of individuals who profit off the confinement of others"--

We become what we normalize - what we owe each other in worlds that demand our silence

"From respected thinker and public intellectual David Dark comes We Become What We Normalize, both a cultural critique and a robust summons to resist complicity when it comes to conversations on politics, religion, and media. Dark offers a spirited call to witness to ethics, community, and change for ourselves and the worlds we inhabit"--

Vanishing point - the search for a B-24 bomber crew lost on the World War II home front

"On February 18, 1944, a B-24 Liberator bomber vanished while on a training mission over upstate New York. The pilot and seven crew were presumed dead after the initial search spanning Lake Ontario, the Tug Hill Plateau, and the Adirondacks, yet their final hours and ultimate resting place remain a mystery to this day"--

Trace evidence - poems

"In Trace Evidence, the urgent follow-up to his award-winning debut Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, Charif Shanahan continues his piercing meditations on the intricacies of mixed-race identity, queer desire, time, mortality, and the legacies of anti-Blackness in the US and abroad. At the collection's center sits "On the Overnight from Agadir," a poem that chronicles the poet's survival of a devastating bus accident in Morocco, his mother's birth country, and ruminates on home, belonging

They believed that? - a cultural encyclopedia of superstitions and the supernatural around the world

"An encyclopedia that contains a selection of some of the most important, interesting, influential, or simply bizarre beliefs held by people from pole to pole"--

Sukun - new and selected poems

"A selection of verse and prose poems published in earlier books along with previously unpublished new poems"--

Tone by Samatar, Sofia, author.
Date added:
Oct 24, 2023

"Tone is a collaborative study of literary tone, a notoriously challenging and slippery topic for criticism. Both granular and global, infusing a text with feeling, tone is so difficult to pin down that responses to it often take the vague form of "I knowit when I see it." In Tone, a cooperative authorial voice under the name of the Committee to Investigate Atmosphere begins from the premise that tone is relational, belonging to shared experience rather than a single author, and should be approa

Thrive with a hybrid workplace - step-by-step guidance from the experts

"In the new world of hybrid work, leaders need to ensure that remote work is productive, employees are engaged, and success is guaranteed. Here, leaders and managers will find expert advice on how to achieve the gold standard for work, and workplace, excellence no matter where the work gets done"--

The thrifty baker - shop, bake & eat on a budget

"The thrifty baker presents 65 delicious, affordable and impressive recipes, complete with gluten-free options, plus advice, tips and hacks covering many areas of shopping, baking and cooking in general.Filled with clever ideas and useful features, the book is written with a realism and empathy that comes from the heart, from a lived experience. It isn't just a book of great recipes, but an essential manual for anyone baking today. Since appearing on The Great British Bake Off in 2020 and wowing

The sniper - the untold story of the Marine Corps' greatest marksman of all time

"Jim Lindsay's The Sniper reveals, for the first time ever, the story of the deadliest sniper in Marine Corps history, Chuck Mawhinney, who served in the Vietnam war at age 18-written with his full cooperation and participation. Charles "Chuck" Mawhinneyis a United States Marine who holds the Corps' record for the most confirmed sniper kills (and the second most of any US service member in history), having recorded 103 confirmed kills in 16 months during the Vietnam War. He was also the youngest


"A collection of poems by Deborah Landau"--

The shortest history of India - from the world's oldest civilization to its largest democracy - a retelling for our times

"Five millennia of civilization masterfully condensed into an absorbing, fast-paced narrative of how India became the world's largest democracy and a rising global power"--

The sisterhood - Black women's literary organizing

"On February 6, 1977, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ntozake Shange, and several other Black women writers met at June Jordan's Brooklyn apartment. Naming itself "The Sisterhood," the group would meet over the next two years to discuss the future of Black literary feminism, how to promote and publicize their work, and the everyday pressures and challenges of being a Black woman writer. This network of individuals, which would also come to include Audre Lorde, Paule Marshall, Toni Cade Bambara and

Sins of the shovel - looting, murder, and the evolution of American archaeology

"Rachel Morgan's frank and incisive history begins with Richard Wetherill's "discovery" of Mesa Verde in Colorado in 1888. Subsequent expeditions by amateurs, looters, and budding professional archaeologists abetted the devastation of Indigenous sites throughout the Southwest. These expeditions became the proving grounds for different conceptions of what archaeology should be and how it should be practiced. Ultimately, revulsion at the work of nineteenth-century explorers led to more rigorous an

The seven-step homestead - a guide for creating the backyard microfarm of your dreams

"Homesteader Leah M. Webb shares her strategy for implementing a homestead plan in seven stages by starting small and gradually adding more features each year. Step-by-step photos from the author's own homestead, accompanied by her hard-earned advice andinstruction, make this a one-of-a-kind guide for anyone who aspires to grow more of their own food"--

Secret life of the city - how nature thrives in the urban wild

"More than half of the world's human population lives in densely populated areas--and plants and animals have followed us into cities. Secret Life of the City invites us to pay more attention to the sounds, sights, and smells of urban nature right outsideour door. A treasure trove of fascinating flora and fauna, this wonderful book offers a plea to save our city plants, animals, and fungi before we lose them, too"--

Scribners - five generations in publishing

"Scribners tells the inside story of five generations-more than 150 years-at the legendary publishing house of Charles Scribner's Sons, beginning with its founding in an unused chapel in downtown New York, continuing through its golden era on Fifth Avenueabove the famous landmark bookstore and down to the present day. The author, the fifth of the Charleses to work at that house of celebrated authors, provides here an inside view--'between the covers' of illustrious and notorious books--of the fa

Return - a journey back to living wild

"From internationally acclaimed eco-warrior and environmentalist--and the subject of recent New York times, The Guardian, and Outside magazine profiles--Lynx Vilden comes a stunning debut memoir on how to return to and nurture the Earth and ultimately, ourselves"--

Practical radicals - seven strategies to change the world

"A clear, expert, and inspiring guide to social change, based on case studies of grassroots movements that won, from two leading community and labor experts"--

Riding with Cochise - the Apache story of America's longest war

"Riding With Cochise brings the violent drama of the American Southwest to life through the eyes of the legendary Apache chieftain Cochise and three other tribal leaders, Geronimo, Victorio, and Mangas Coloradas. Relying largely on the oral histories toldby relatives of these great warriors as well as personal diaries of others who were involved, veteran author Steve Price takes the reader deep into the Cochise Stronghold, through Massacre Canyon, and across Apache Pass. You'll sit beside the ca

Purposeful empathy - tapping our hidden superpower for personal, organizational, and social change

"Through inspiring stories; interviews with experts, including business leaders, neuroscientists, activists, social entrepreneurs, and spiritual leaders; a new model rooted in positive psychology and coaching; and self-development exercises at the end ofeach chapter, Purposeful Empathy offers wisdom and practical advice to foster personal, organizational, and social transformation"--

The portfolio life - how to future-proof your career, avoid burnout, and build a life bigger than your business card

"Having one full-time job is the riskiest career move you can make; we need a new path to design sustainable, future-proof, fulfilling lives that doesn't tie our identities and livelihoods to our jobs. In The Portfolio Life, Harvard professor, serial entrepreneur, and self-described "human Venn diagram" Christina Wallace delivers a model for thriving amidst the constant disruptions of the 21st century. Adapting tried-and-true practices from the business sector, Christina makes Portfolio Living a

Police and the Empire City - race and the origins of modern policing in New York

"During the years between the Civil War and World War II, police in New York City struggled with how to control a diverse city. In Police and the Empire City Matthew Guariglia tells the history of the New York Police to show how its origins were built upon and inseparably entwined with the history of race, ethnicity, and whiteness in the United States. Guariglia explores the New York City Police Department through its periods of experimentation and violence as police experts import tactics from

A path through pain - how faith deepens and joy grows through what you would never choose

"A refreshing, vulnerable, and empathetic guide to your own path forward after tragedy and hardship, A Path through Pain by bestselling authors and pastors of Fellowship Church Ed and Lisa Young shares their family's journey from sorrow and anger to hopeand healing after the sudden loss of their daughter"--

Oral Roberts and the rise of the prosperity gospel

"A biography of the popular twentieth-century preacher and public figure Oral Roberts"--

New life

"A collection of poetry by Ana Boezieceviac"--

The most beautiful places in the world - discover 50 UNESCO Natural Heritage sites

"An exploration of the botany, geology, anthropology, and more of 50 UNESCO Natural Heritage Sites"--

Pasta every day - make it, shape it, sauce it, eat it

"Pasta just might be the perfect comfort food. Endlessly reinventable, it is a canvas for delicious dreams. And it's well within your reach to make at home, anytime. It can be super simple, like pici in butter: a revelation made from scratch with just four ingredients. Or it can be incredibly special: agnolotti stuffed with braised shallots and Grana Padano, each parcel a gleaming little gift. In Pasta Every Day, Meryl Feinstein has created the world's easiest-to-follow guide to making pasta dou

Our tribal future - how to channel our foundational human instincts into a force for good

"An astounding and inspiring look at the science behind tribalism, and how we can learn to harness it to improve the world around us. What do you think of when you hear the word "tribalism?" For many, it conjures images of bigotry, xenophobia, and sectarian violence. Others may envision their own tribe: family, friends, and the bonds of loyalty that keep them together. Tribalism is one of the most complex and ancient evolutionary forces; it gave us the capacity for cooperation and competition, a

The one-way ticket plan - find and fund your purpose while traveling the world

"Shows women how to travel the world without going broke or getting kidnapped. This inspirational page-turner is filled with travel lessons, stories, and step-by-step guides that will turn even the most inexperienced explorer into a travel expert before even leaving the couch"--

Missed conceptions - how we make sense of infertility

"Infertility is one of the most painful and painfully common of human experiences. One in six couples will experience fertility challenges when they attempt to get pregnant, and while more and more people have spoken openly about infertility in recent years, the experience can still be incredibly isolating. But none of us is alone in our struggles. In fact, infertility is a universal part of the human experience that is mentioned in the earliest human writings. Across cultures and throughout tim

Love the ones who drive you crazy - eight truths for pursuing unity in your church

"Shows how you can love and build genuine friendship with those at your church who are difficult to love"--

Lost at sea - Eddie Rickenbacker's twenty-four days adrift on the Pacific--a World War II tale of courage and faith

"The forgotten story of American war hero Eddie Rickenbacker's crash landing in the Pacific during World War II, and his incredible 23-day crusade to keep his crew alive"--

Made in Chicago - stories behind 30 great hometown bites

"Italian beef and hot dogs get the headlines. Cutting-edge cuisine and big-name chefs get the Michelin stars. But Chicago food shows its true depth in classic dishes conceived in the kitchens of immigrant innovators, neighborhood entrepreneurs, and mom-and-pop visionaries. Monica Eng and David Hammond draw on decades of exploring the city's food landscape to serve up thirty can't-miss eats found in all corners of Chicago. From Mild Sauce to the Jibarito and from Taffy Grapes to Steak and Lemonad

Loving someone who has sexual trauma - a compassionate guide to supporting your partner & improving your relationship

"Create a supportive and secure relationship with a partner who has experienced sexual trauma. If your partner is a survivor of sexual trauma, they may experience anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, or feel triggered by intimate situations. And you may feel confused, overwhelmed, or unsure of how to support them. This gentle guide will give you the tools you need to help nurture intimacy and trust, and cultivate a secure relationship. In Loving Someone Who Has Sexual Trau

The living city - why cities don't need to be green to be great

"Everywhere you look, cities are getting greener. From London to New York and beyond, city governments are investing billions in planting trees, installing green roofs, and building micro-parks. The innovations get even bolder, from a "forest city" in China covered entirely by trees to a program in Melbourne that connects citizens, by email, to their local flora. All of these programs, as sociologist Des Fitzgerald points out, are founded on the same general assumption: there is something innate

Live from the underground - a history of college radio

"Bands like R.E.M., U2, Public Enemy, and Nirvana found success as darlings of college radio, but the extraordinary influence of these stations and their DJs on musical culture since the 1970s was anything but inevitable. As media deregulation and political conflict over obscenity and censorship transformed the business and politics of culture, students and community DJs turned to college radio to defy the mainstream-and they ended up disrupting popular music and commercial radio in the process.

Lei aloha - celebrating the vibrant flowers and lei of Hawai'i

"Explore Hawai'ian culture through the art of lei making with flower inspirations and gorgeous photography from stylist, fashion designer, and local island icon Meleana Estes"--

Lean on me - a politics of radical care

"A personal and political memoir about interdependence and the importance of caring for each other"--

The language of trees - a rewilding of literature and landscape

"Inspired by forests, trees, leaves, roots, and seeds, The Language of Trees: A Rewilding of Literature and Landscape invites readers to discover an unexpected and imaginative language to better read and write the natural world around us and reclaim our relationship with it. In this gorgeously illustrated and deeply thoughtful collection, Katie Holten gifts readers her tree alphabet and uses it to masterfully translate and illuminate beloved lost and new original writing in praise of the natural

The language of the soul - meeting God in the longings of our hearts

"For over fifteen years, writer Jeff Crosby has been searching for a language of the soul--a way to articulate our deepest longings. Through the years he gathered clues from within global music styles, from different cultures, from his own Christian tradition and its sacred texts--and from deep within himself. A lover of words, he sought not only to translate our longings into words but to understand why these seemingly universal yearnings have long remained unnamed. Now in these pages, Crosby g

John McLaughlin - from Miles and Mahavishnu to the 4th Dimension

"Across dozens of official studio and live albums encompassing solo acts, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti, and co-headlining group projects, GRAMMY-Award winner John McLaughlin has consistently surprised with boundary-pushing, genre-defying music. This is athrilling ride through the life of a master musician, delving into his output from 1980-2020"--

Is this normal? - judgment-free straight talk about your body

A naturopathic endocrinologist and certified sex counselor answers women's questions about their reproductive anatomy, with topics including menstruation, postpartum health, libido, acne, orgasms, and discharges and offers charts, checklists, and diagramsin an honest, easy-to-understand guide to the female body.

Hiring veterans - how to leverage military talent for organizational growth

"A practical guide for prospective employers who want to hire veterans. It addresses this primary question: How can employers better prepare for and employ transitioning service members to improve the productivity and competitiveness of their organizations?"--

Injustice, Inc. - how America's justice system commodifies children and the poor

"In Injustice, Inc., Daniel L. Hatcher exposes how justice systems are harnessing America's history of racial and economic inequality into revenue-generating operations. Courts, prosecutors, probation, policing departments, and detention facilities are trading away ethics and justice to churn vulnerable children and adults into an unconstitutional factory enterprise. These justice institutions are entering contracts to make money removing children from their homes, monetizing harm from juvenile

Imposter no more - overcome self-doubt and imposterism to cultivate a successful career

"A personal and professional guide to the latest research on imposterism and psychological flexibility, IMPOSTER NO MORE is the professional's handbook to combating "impostor syndrome" and overcoming self-doubt to achieve career success. Dr. Jill Stoddardis a recovered imposter. For years, she was convinced that the only reason she was accepted into a competitive grad school program was because her father knew the program director. Dr. Stoddard isn't alone in this: deep down, the majority of suc

Ideal beauty - the life and times of Greta Garbo

"Based on ten years of in depth archival research in the United States, Sweden, Germany, and France, Ideal Beauty is the definitive biography of Greta Garbo as well as a major study of Euro-American concepts of ideal female beauty in the years between World War One and World War Two, encompassing the flapper era and the lost generation of the 1920s and 1930s. Ideal Beauty begins with Garbo's devastating childhood in Stockholm as the child of poor working-class parents. It charts her years as a s

The human experience - how to make life better for your customers and create a more successful organization

"Packed full of practical advice and engaging case studies, The Human Experience is the ultimate guide to creating a culture and an experience with humanity at its heart, helping to develop a customer base that will stay with an organization, and a company that will grow in an increasingly efficient way"--

How to survive a killer musical - agony and ecstasy on the road to Broadway

"When the young composer Douglas Cohen first secured the musical rights to the novel No Way to Treat a Lady by William Goldman-the acclaimed author of The Princess Bride and Marathon Man-he hoped it would be his big break, the first step on a gilt path toartistic triumph and commercial success in the form of a hit Broadway musical"--

Fox woman get out!

"Take the body and split it wide open. Fill it with light. See the multiple interiors, the layered death, the familial mythology, the throb and splendor of being, the shedding of the body altogether: this is fox woman get out!"--

Fermenter - DIY fermentation for vegan fare

"Fermenter specializes in fermentation from a fully plant-based perspective--hand-crafting their own tempeh, vegan cheeses, kombucha, and koji and putting it all together to make comforting, craveable dishes"--

How to deal with angry people - 10 strategies for facing anger at home, at work and in the street

"Whether the confrontations are taking place at home, at work or online, the emotional toll of dealing with an angry person day-in day-out can be huge. As we often can't cut ourselves off from these angry people (although terminating the relationship is an option that's explored), this book draws on the author's years of research and clinical practice to help readers manage potentially explosive situations for the best possible outcomes"--

The house of Dudley - a new history of Tudor England

"Every Tudor monarch made their name with a Dudley by their side - or by crushing one beneath their feet. The Dudleys thrived at the court of Henry VII, but were sacrificed for the popularity of Henry VIII. Rising to prominence in the reign of Edward VI,the Dudleys lost it all by advancing Jane Grey to the throne over Mary I. Under Elizabeth I, the family were once again at the center of power. This time, they would do anything to remain there. With three generations of executed favorites, what

Healing emotional eating for trauma survivors - trauma-informed practices to nurture a peaceful relationship with your emotions, body, and food

"Heal the trauma at the root of your emotional eating. If you've experienced physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, your past trauma could affect how you care for yourself today. You may struggle with difficult thoughts and feelings, and reach for food tosoothe your emotions when feeling sad, anxious, or stressed. You aren't alone. In fact, studies show there is a strong link between adversity, trauma, and abuse and emotional eating. The good news is there are tools you can use to heal from the p

Happiness is overrated - simple lessons on finding meaning in each moment

"We spend so much time in pursuit of happiness--trying to purchase it, experience it, meditate our way towards it--but happiness is elusive and doesn't last. According to the teachings of the Buddha, this is not a problem! As Cuong Lu writes, "suffering is not a problem to be solved. It is a truth to be recognized." Happiness is Overrated invites us to look deeply at the truths in our lives--not glossing over or denying our suffering--and focus on the meaning and value already within us, and ava

Good grief, the ground

"Margaret Ray is pulling back the curtains on our societal performance of culture, guiding an exposing light to the daily performance that is life in a woman's body. Selected by Stephanie Burt as the winner of the A. Poulin Jr. Poetry Prize, Margaret Ray's Good Grief, the Ground interrogates the everyday violences nonchalantly inflicted unto women through personal, political, and national lenses. Moving between adolescence and adulthood, Ray alternates between dark humor and heart-wrenching hone

Dragons by Johnston, Devin
Date added:
Oct 24, 2023

The daughter of man

"The Daughter of Man, finalist for the 2023 Miller Williams Poetry Prize, follows its unorthodox heroine as she transforms from maiden to warrior-then to queen, maven, and crone-against the backdrop of suburban America. This collection confronts misogynyand violence, even as it bursts with nostalgia, lust, and poignant humor"--

Go back and get it - a memoir of race, inheritance, and intergenerational healing

"One-third of Black Americans descended from slavery are related to the slave masters who bought and sold their ancestors. In other words, one-third of Black Americans descended from slavery are descended also from sexual exploitation. Dionne Ford, whosegreat-grandmother was the last of six children born to a Louisiana cotton broker called the Colonel and the enslaved woman he received as a wedding gift, is among them. What shapes does this kind of intergenerational trauma take and how to root i

Empire, incorporated - the corporations that built British colonialism

"Historians typically regard the British Empire as a state project aided by corporations. Philip Stern turns this view on its head, arguing that corporations drove colonial expansion and governance, creating an overlap between sovereign and commercial power that continues to shape the relationship between nations and corporations to this day"--

Elixir - a Parisian perfume house and the quest for the secret of life

"Drawing on alchemical theory, Edouard Laugier and Auguste Laurent set out to find the vital essence of life through the craft of perfumes. While drawing the ire of enlightened Bohemian Paris, they discovered fundamental differences in the structures of naturally occurring and synthetic molecules, inaugurating a persistent scientific mystery"--

Eli and the octopus - the CEO who tried to reform one of the world's most notorious corporations

"Eli Black was the immigrant rabbi-turned-CEO who transformed the notoriously corrupt United Fruit into a model of ethical business. Then he died by suicide. How did it all go wrong? Matt Garcia traces Black's own descent into corruption and despair-the unraveling, and the deliberate forgetting, of one of America's most enigmatic business leaders"--

Earth, ice, bone, blood - permafrost and extinction in the Russian Arctic

"Earth, Ice, Bone, Blood presents a meditative engagement with permafrost as more than just frozen ground. Wrigley considers how permafrost and its disappearance redefines extinction to be a lack of continuity, both material and social, and something thataffects not only life on earth but nonlife, too"--

Did you eat yet? - craveable recipes from an all-American Asian chef

"From chef and food personality Ronnie Woo, a cookbook of 100 craveable all-American Asian-inspired recipes. If you were ever to visit Ronnie Woo, chef and extra-AF food personality, the first words out of his mouth would be 'did you eat, yet?'--just likehow his mother would greet him. While not everyone would be so lucky to experience a Ronnie-cooked meal firsthand, or his mood-lifting humor, Did You Eat, Yet? is the next best thing, with 100 of his surprisingly achievable, effortlessly stylish

Clean air and good jobs - U.S. labor and the struggle for climate justice

"Addresses the role that the U.S. labor movement has or could have in forging a 'just transition' away from dependence on fossil fuels toward a Green New Deal to address the dual crises of climate change and inequality"--

Defying death - medicine's journey toward immortality

"Defying Death: Medicine's Journey Toward Immortality is an attempt to outline where medicine has traversed in the past and to chart where it may be heading in the future. More specifically, this work endeavors to illustrate how advances in modern medicaltechnology often leave in their wake increases in human life expectancy"--

The death of a jaybird - essays on mothers and daughters and the things they leave behind

"Reminiscent of The Year of Magical Thinking and Somebody's Daughter, a deeply empathetic and often humorous collection of essays that explore the author's ever-changing relationships with her grandmother and mother, through sickness and health, as they experience the joys and challenges of Black American womanhood"--

A cultural encyclopedia of lost cities and civilizations

"Provides the reader with alphabetical entries on lost cities and civilizations and includes subsections: Overview: Geographic Location, Original Inhabitants, Historical Background, Culture and Society, City's Demise, Recent Discoveries and Current Status, and Bibliography. The entries-as well as the investigative boxes and sidebars-come from every region of the globe and include a broad timespan, panning all of human civilization from several millennia BCE to the present"--

Cucina povera - the Italian way of transforming humble ingredients into unforgettable meals

"Cucina povera, Italian peasant cooking, is the art of making do with what you've got. This centuries-old cooking style transforms humble ingredients and leftovers into hearty, satisfying meals. Cucina Povera will be the definitive cookbook on the subjectand feature recipes from all regions of Italy. Readers will learn how modern this traditional way of cooking can be: the economical approach means that many of the dishes are vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free; all of the dishes follow a wa

Crusade to heal America - the remarkable life of Mary Lasker

"Mary Lasker: The Woman Who Healed America paints the never-before-told story of a remarkable woman and her remarkable life. As a health activist and philanthropist Lasker worked to raise funds for medical research and was co-creator of the Lasker Foundation. The Lasker Award is considered the most prestigious American award in medical research. Lasker and her husband joined the American Society for the Control of Cancer which at the time was sleepy and ineffectual and transformed it into the Am

The consuming fire - the complete priestly source, from creation to the promised land

"Embedded within the Bible lies a largely unknown story of the founding of ancient Israel and its religion, interwoven with other ancient tales nearly two thousand years ago in the process of creating the Torah. Generations of scholars have painstakinglyworked to recreate the 'Priestly Source,' also known as 'P.' The complete text has never appeared on its own in Hebrew or in English--until now. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending at the edge of the promised land, the Priestly So

Changing destiny

"Two actors, a thousand characters, and the story of how a kingdom is changed. An epic adaptation of the 4,000-year-old Egyptian poem about the Warrior King, Sinuhe that captures the essence of humanity and the complexities of immigration"--

Building back truth in an age of misinformation

"This book provides strategies for building back truth online. It provides solutions so that we can repair our existing social media platforms and build better ones that prioritize value over profit, strengthen community ties, and promote access to trustworthy information"--

Claim your confidence - unlock your superpower and create the life you want

"How many times in your life have you felt truly confident? Do you find self-assuredness a fleeting feeling, or a consistent state of mind? These have been unusual times and difficult years, and many of us have found our expertise tested and our confidence challenged. As a senior vice president at one of the world's premiere auction houses and a commanding presence in every room, it's easy to believe Lydia Fenet's confidence comes easily. In reality, she has experienced countless instances which

Caravaggio - a reference guide to his life and works

"Caravaggio: A Reference Guide to His Life and Works focuses on his life, his works, and legacy. It features a chronology, an introduction, a cross-referenced dictionary section contains entries on his individual paintings, public commissions his patrons,his followers, and the techniques he used in rendering his works"--

Breaking the rules of OCD - find lasting freedom from the unwanted thoughts, rituals, and compulsions that rule your life

"Anyone living with OCD can tell you about the rigid rules and rituals they feel they must follow. Written by an OCD expert, and grounded in exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), this unique book addresses the seven most common "rules" created by people with OCD, and shows readers how to break each one so they can overcome the repetitive thoughts, compulsions, and shame those rules generate"--

Born innocent - protecting the dependents of accused caregivers

"The United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world, with 639 per 100,000 U.S. residents in prison (Sentencing Project 2021, 1). Over 7% of all children in the United States - more than 5 million children - have experienced a parental incarceration, and an estimated 2.7 million children currently have a parent who is incarcerated (Knopf 2018, 3; Arditti 2018, 41). An additional 5 million children under age 18 live with at least one parent without authorization to be in the United

Beyond doubt - the secularization of society

"By formalizing secularization theory and providing robust empirical evidence that religion is declining in light of modernization, Beyond Doubt is the strongest argument to date for secularization around the world, addressing common criticisms and claimed exceptions along the way"--

Beautiful trauma - an explosion, an obsession, and a new lease on life

"After a freak accident, a young woman must recover from trauma and find what will make her whole again. Warm, funny, and brutally honest about what it means to feel vulnerable, this is a story of trauma and recovery for our time"--

Anything That Moves by Stewart, Jamie
Date added:
Oct 24, 2023
Anything That Moves

Beyond the Black Power salute - athlete activism in an era of change

"Unequal opportunity sparked Jim Brown's endeavors to encourage Black development while Billie Jean King fought so that women tennis players could earn more money and enjoy greater freedom. Gregory J. Kaliss examines these events and others to guide readers through the unprecedented wave of protest that swept sports in the 1960s and 1970s. The little-known story of the University of Wyoming football players suspended for their activism highlights an analysis of protests by college athletes. The

Befuddled - the lives & legends of ancient philosophers

"A book for thinkers young and old, Befuddled is a journey back in time to explore the lives, legends and ideas of ancient philosophers. Theories on the origin of the universe, the nature of the mind, and much more are presented alongside bizarre storiesof mad emperors and talking skulls. Featuring an array of iconic figures, including Socrates, Pythagoras and the Buddha, Befuddled superbly illustrates how lives devoted to confusion and wonder not only give rise to fascinating ideas about realit

The art of calm - spiritual exercises for the anxious soul

"As anxiety grows as a mental health concern, a practical guide for using art to manage stress. Honest stories of the author's descent into fear and anxiety, a diagnosis of mental illness, and how he found his way back to a place of stability and health inform this inspiring guidebook for those struggling with anxiety, fear, and panic. Told with vulnerability and compassion, the author's story and the practices he provides will inspire and encourage readers who face a diagnosis of anxiety and de

Ancient Africa - a global history, to 300 CE

"A deep history of Africa, from 70,000 BCE to 300 CE, that synthesizes the archeological and historical linguistic evidence to tell an integrated global history of the continent. A framing chapter introduces the historical goals and issues of the book, recounting the terrible histories of recent centuries that led to Africa being wrongly treated as a peripheral other in the history of us all. Chapter two, "African Firsts in the History Technology," brings to light the histories of the independen

American precariat - parables of exclusion

"This groundbreaking anthology of essays edited by incarcerated writers takes a sharp look at the complexity and fluidity of class and caste systems in the United States. Featuring accounts that include gig work as a delivery driver, homelessness among trans youth, and life with immense student loan debt, in addition to transcripts of insightful discussions between the editors, American Precariat demonstrates how various and often invisible extreme instability can be. With the understanding that

American deadline - reporting from four news-starved towns in the Trump era

"How were the events of 2020 experienced in small towns and cities often overlooked by national newspapers? What does the coverage of these events look like when told not by those with long experiences with local communities? And, finally, what is lost asthis kind of local coverage disappears as has been happening for the past couple of decades in the United States. These are the questions at the center of The Year of Fear: Four American Towns on the Way to November. Taken together, the dispatch

All the gold stars - reimagining ambition and the ways we strive

"All the Gold Stars looks at how the cultural, personal, and societal expectations around ambition are driving the burnout epidemic by funneling our worth into productivity, limiting our imaginations, and pushing us further apart. Through the devastatingpersonal narrative of her own ambition crisis, Stauffer discovers the common factors driving us all, peeling back layers of family expectations, capitalism, and self-esteem that dangerously tie up our worth in our output"--

All of us together in the end

"All of Us Together in the End is a lyrical, elegiac affirmation of the awesome, strange, otherworldly ways our loved ones remain alive to us, even when they are out of reach, by a writer the New York Times calls "irresistible" and "utterly convincing." Vollmer's family memoir, shimmering with wonder and enchantment, begins with the death of his mother from early-onset Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Soon after, unexplained phenomena (specifically flashing lights and floating orbs) appear in the wo

Ain't I an anthropologist - Zora Neale Hurston beyond the literary icon

"Iconic as a novelist and popular cultural figure, Zora Neale Hurston remains underappreciated as an anthropologist. Is it inevitable that Hurston's literary authority should eclipse her anthropological authority? If not, what sociocultural and institutional values and processes shape the different ways we read her work? Jennifer L. Freeman Marshall considers the polar receptions to two of Hurston's areas of achievement by examining the critical response to her work across both fields. Drawing o

The AI dilemma - 7 principles for responsible technology

"The misuse of AI has led to wrongful arrests, crashed airplanes, even genocide--this book offers 7 powerful principles that businesses can use now to end the harm. Cambridge Analytica, the Boeing 737 Max crash, Facebook's role in the Rohingya genocide--AI is increasingly implicated in serious abuses, misuses, and misfires. The technology stands accused of systematically doing harm without accountability. Drawing on research at Columbia University and Intel Labs, and illustrated with dozens of r

After misogyny - how the law fails women and what to do about it

"Decades after liberal constitutional democracies ended the laws of patriarchy and committed to gender equality, misogyny still pervades women's lives. Often expressed as hatred and discrimination against women, misogyny is the legal aftermath of patriarchy, which goes beyond attacking and belittling women. After Misogyny reframes misogyny as society's overentitlement to women's forbearance and sacrifices, which continues to be expressed in the law even after patriarchy has been repudiated. Wome

You and Your Profile- Identity After Authenticity

You and Your Profile blends social theory, philosophy, and cultural critique to unfold an exploration of the way we have come to experience the world. A deft and wide-ranging consideration of our era's identity crisis, this book provides vital clues on how to stay sane in a time of proliferating profiles.

Worn out - how retailers surveil and exploit workers in the digital age and how workers are fighting back

"Worn Out connects scholarship on digital capitalism and surveillance to the specific setting of retail work in fast fashion"--

Your body is a revolution - healing our relationships with our bodies, each other, and the Earth

"Embodiment coach Tara Teng helps us untangle ourselves from centuries of body-based oppression built into our societal systems or masquerading as religion. When we embrace our relationship with our bodies, we come into alignment with all things: ourselves, each other, the earth, and our spirituality. When we embrace ourselves, we can take back what society says is too much--too loud, too feminine, too masculine, too gay, too worldly, too unique. Now is the time to journey back to our bodies and

Written - how to keep writing and build a habit that lasts

"Applying research from neuroscience and psychology, and based on the authors' own practice and findings, Written will show you how to manage your time effectively, how to visualize and set successful goals, how to recover from setbacks, and ultimately how to create writing habits that work for you. Along the way, you'll hear inspiring and relatable stories from other writers who have overcome their struggles to find success"--

The world behind the world - poems

"Balancing emotional openness with formal restraint, April Bernard proves once again a poet who 'harmonizes the raucous and the classic, the songful and the wry, the courtly and the quick' (Wayne Koestenbaum). Throughout her sixth collection, Bernard searches for 'the world behind the world,' a spiritual realm of justice and peace, music and grace. The host of saints present in this parallel world includes poets--John Ashbery, Thomas Wyatt, Gerard Manley Hopkins--as well as folklore spirits, ani

Working to restore - harnessing the power of regenerative business to heal the world

"Working to Restore examines revolutionary approaches in nine areas: agriculture, waste, supply chain, inclusivity for the collective good, women in the workforce, travel, health, energy, and finance. The companies profiled are solving global issues: promoting responsible production and consumption, creating equitable opportunities for all, encouraging climate action, and more. Chhabra highlights how their work moves beyond the greenwashed idea of "sustainability" into a new era of regeneration

Women who risk - secret agents for Jesus in the Muslim world

"For the first time ever Tom Doyle, popular author and pastor to the unreached, is joined by his wife and ministry partner, JoAnn, to explore the incredible work of God in the hearts and lives of women in the Muslim world. Despite enormous risks to themselves and their families, former Muslim women are now influencing their husbands and their children and bringing others to faith in Jesus Christ. No matter where they live, these women are the God-ordained spiritual gatekeepers of their families"

The van conversion bible / The Ultimate Guide to Converting a Campervan

"From detailed gas, water, and electrical system diagrams to a step-by-step build guide, you'll find everything you need to start your journey and hit the open road"--

Wisdom of the wild - life lessons from nature

"Wisdom of the Wild offers a deeper appreciation of life, relationships, and experiences through the exploration of nature's spiritual offerings. This collection of life lessons focuses on aspects of the natural world and their philosophical connection toour own lives, providing insights to daily living and a deeper connection to our spiritual selves. Each entry features a phenomenon found in nature, demonstrating how readers may connect the world to their human experiences. With activities, rit

Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman- Public Mystic and Freedom Fighter

The story of Harriet Tubman, freedom fighter, has been told countless times. This is not that story. In Walking the Way of Harriet Tubman, we meet Harriet, a deeply spiritual mystic who drew strength from Christian and African traditions. Just as Tubman's faith fueled an internal liberation that drove her in the fight for freedom, so can ours.

Vengeance is mine - the Mountain Meadows Massacre and its aftermath

"Published by Oxford University Press in 2008, Massacre at Mountain Meadows relied on new and exhaustive research to tell the story of one of the grimmest episodes in Latter-day Saint history. On September 11, 1857, southern Utah settlers slaughtered morethan 100 emigrants of a California-bound wagon train. In this much-anticipated sequel, Richard E. Turley Jr. and Barbara Jones Brown follow up that volume with an examination of the aftermath of the atrocity. In greater detail than ever before,

Understanding the heart - surprising insights into the evolutionary origins of heart disease-and why it matters

Heart disease is the number-one killer in the world. Despite ever-advancing medical procedures and more and more powerful pharmaceutical drugs, the rate of heart disease continues to rise. According to Dr. Stephen Hussey, this is due in part to misunderstandings about how the heart really functions and how to keep it healthy. These misunderstandings result in improper medical approaches and off-target intervention therapies. As a type 1 diabetic, Dr. Hussey has always known that he was at two to

The Two-Parent Privilege- How Americans Stopped Getting Married and Started Falling Behind

"The new economics of love and marriage-and who benefits. The realities of single parenting in the US have long carried a connotation of hardship-not just in finances, but in the wrenching day-to-day challenges of parenting without a net. As marriage rates in the US continue to drop, and as single-parent households become increasingly concentrated at the lower end of the income spectrum, it begs the question: what does all this mean for a country and a society already dogged by inequality and th

To 2040

"A collection of poems by Jorie Graham"--

She Reigns- Conquering Your Triggers, Fears, and Worries with God's Truth

Drawing from personal experience, as well as the successes and failures of biblical queens, author and fashion entrepreneur helps you identify your triggers, fears, and worries; take negative thoughts captive; and reign over them with the truth God says about you.

The transition - interpreting justice from Thurgood Marshall to Clarence Thomas

"Every Supreme Court transition presents an opportunity for a shift in the balance of the third branch of American government, but the replacement of Thurgood Marshall with Clarence Thomas in 1991 proved particularly momentous. Not only did it shift the ideological balance on the Court; it was inextricably entangled with the persistent American dilemma of race. In The Transition, this most significant transition from 1953 to the present is explored through the lives and writings of the first two

Touch the Wounds- On Suffering, Trust, and Transformation

In this deeply personal narrative, Tomas Halik invokes the figure of Thomas, less to affirm the importance of doubt in religious life, than to remind us that Christian faith passes through our wounds and through the reality of pain and suffering. As ever, Halik manages to offer a fresh and hopeful Christian message without condemning the secular world. --Catherine Cornille, co-author of Christian Identity between Secularity and Plurality

Song and self - a singer's reflections on music and performance

"In this collection of three essays, internationally renowned tenor Ian Bostridge explores his relation to the performance of Western classical vocal music through the lens of gender, politics, or the ultimate paradoxical grounding of identity, death. Asa performer who needs to negotiate between his own identity and that of the musical text he delivers on stage or in the concert hall, Bostridge asks questions about how the complex identity of a piece of music was creatively configured by compose

Smart Pop explains Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies - smart answers to questions that pop up

"It's easy for new fans to get overwhelmed by the sprawling mythology and complexity of the six films that make up Peter Jackson's epic trilogies. Unlike encyclopedias and guides that offer diehard J.R.R. Tolkien fans trivia, details, and deep dives intoevery on-screen moment, this first-of-its kind explainer is an easy, fun, and accessible introduction to the characters, plots, and interconnected stories that make up one of the greatest pop culture franchises of all time. Smart Pop has all of

Shut the Front Door- Make Any Space Feel Bigger, Better, and More Beautiful Without Going Broke

Nowadays, highly curated social media feeds can leave you feeling like you'll need give up your life savings or knock down walls to have a home you love. But Chelsey Brown, owner of City Chic Decor, is here to show that with some creativity you can completely redesign any room in your house without declaring bankruptcy?and have fun while doing it. Shut the Front Door is filled with gorgeous rooms for inspiration, pro tips, easy DIYs, and more, so even if you've got Champagne tastes and a Diet Co

Seven games of life and how to play / And How to Play

"Smoley interweaves ideas from great thinkers such as Epicurus, Hobbes, Freud, Machiavelli, and Tolstoy with his own dry and irreverent wisdom, gleaned from forty years of spiritual study and practice (and real-world experience), to show how to live happily, successfully, and meaningfully"--

Second lives - black-market melodramas and the reinvention of television

"We hear everywhere that we are in a golden era of television. Prestige dramas are the stars of streaming services and cable networks alike, luring viewers into binge watching hours of programming with writing, production values, and acting talent typically associated with feature-length films. In Second Lives, Michael Szalay focuses our attention on a highly influential subset of prestige television that he calls the black-market drama, and he tethers the new renaissance of television to this g

Recipe for disaster - 40 superstar stories of sustenance and survival

"Recipe for Disaster is a collection of stories and recipes-from a veritable who's who of contributors from the worlds of food, music, art, literature, activism, fashion, and pop culture-about finding comfort and joy in food when the unthinkable happens.You'll discover how getting dumped led to author Samantha Irby's Rejection Chicken. Comedian Sarah Silverman tells of the miraculous power of humble pinwheel cookies that got her through bouts of crippling childhood depression. Culinary legend Al

Real life - the journey from isolation to openness and freedom

"Merging the insights of inspiring voices with her own understanding of mindfulness, New York Times bestselling author Sharon Salzberg shows us how we can recover from the emotional effects of crisis. When confronted with pain and obstacles, we often shrink back and contract out of fear and disappointment. That can become a way of life. In Real Life, Sharon Salzberg lets us know it doesn't have to be that way. When we feel alone, cut off, or trapped, we can let those difficulties steer us onto a

Raising baby by the stars - a new parent's guide to astrology

"This book is meant as introduction to a time-honored, powerful tool: your baby's astrological blueprint, known as their natal, or birth, chart"--

Rain of ash - Roma, Jews, and the Holocaust

"A major new history of the genocide of Roma and Jews during World War II and their entangled quest for historical justiceJews and Roma died side by side in the Holocaust, yet the world did not recognize their destruction equally. In the years and decadesfollowing the war, the Jewish experience of genocide increasingly occupied the attention of legal experts, scholars, educators, curators, and politicians, while the genocide of Europe's Roma went largely ignored. Rain of Ash is the untold story

Queens of a fallen world - the lost women of Augustine's Confessions

"While many know of the great Christian bishop St. Augustine of Hippo, few consider the deeply influential women in his life. Drawing upon their depictions in his startlingly intimate memoir, the Confessions, it becomes clear that Augustine's canonical Western text goes beyond autobiography to reveal a history of the Classical World as seen through the eyes of women. More than an iconic figurehead, Augustine was also a young man torn between the pangs of love and the pull of ambition. Queens of

The Plinko Bounce by Clark, Martin
Date added:
Oct 23, 2023
The Plinko Bounce

Planktonia - the nightly migration of the ocean's smallest creatures

"Invites readers to dive into the dazzling nighttime ocean. Countless microscopic plankton -- larval creatures such as ornate ghost pipefish, left-handed hermit crabs and bony-eared assfish -- ascend to the upper waters to feed, returning to the depths before sunrise."--

Planting our world

"With fun, fascinating vignettes, a renowned neurobiologist illuminates the interconnectedness of plant life and how we can learn from it to better plan our communities. It all begins and ends with plants. From the chance to live on this planet to the pleasure of listening to the sound of a violin--every story begins with a plant. There's no getting around it. We animals account for a paltry 0.3% of the planet's biomass while plants add up to 85%. It is obvious, therefore, that every story on th

The opium queen - the untold story of the rebel who ruled the Golden Triangle

"Opium Queen is the true story of the widely mythologized genderqueer Burmese opium-pioneer of noble Chinese descent, Olive Yang, who secretly ran an anti-communist rebel army supported by the CIA in the 1950s heyday of the Golden Triangle"--

On getting out of bed - the burden & gift of living

"For most people, sorrow, anxiety, and mental illness are everyday experiences. The burden of living comes down to mundane choices that we each must make-like the daily choice to get out of bed. In this deeply personal essay, Alan Noble considers how carrying on amid great suffering is a powerful witness to the goodness of life, and of God"--

Office shock - creating better futures for working and living

"Leading futurist Bob Johansen and workplace architect Joseph Press guide organizations and individuals on how to weather the inevitable future of "office shocks." Most people have experienced "office shock" during the past two years, with the pandemic disrupting where and how they work. It's clear that we can't go back to the office the way it was. This book reimagines the office and shows how we can plan for more sustainable ways of working. Instead of just focusing on the present moment, Offi

New York's great lost ballparks

"Tells the story of New York's playing grounds, teams, and ballparks of yesteryear"--

Nature on the doorstep - a year of letters

"A collection of weekly letters about a small and decidedly ordinary back yard that reveals the simple pleasures of paying attention to the natural world through a full year"--

My cousin Maria Schneider - a memoir

A memoir and tribute to the late French actress, best known for playing Jeanne in the controversial film Last Tango in Paris, shows how this role led her to live the rest of her life plagued by scandal, revealing how exploitation has lingering effects that can reverberate through a lifetime.

MR Lyan's Cocktails at Home- Good Things to Drink with Friends

In this new edition Mr Lyan (award-winning mixologist and the man behind a number of the world's best bars) shows how to craft 70 classic and innovative cocktails to enjoy at home.

Music for prime time - a history of American television themes and scoring

"Music composed for television had, until recently, never been taken seriously by scholars or critics. Catchy TV themes, often for popular weekly series, were fondly remembered but not considered much more culturally significant than commercial jingles. Yet noted composers like John Williams, Henry Mancini, Jerry Goldsmith and Lalo Schifrin learned and/or honed their craft in television before going on to major success in feature films. Oscar-winning film composers like Bernard Herrmann, Franz W

Moving the needle - what tight labor markets do for the poor

"Most research on poverty focuses on the damage that persistent unemployment causes for individuals, families, and neighborhoods. But what happens when jobs are plentiful and workers are hard to come by? Persistent labor shortages became the norm in 2022, but there have been a number of periods in American history where tight labor markets prevailed. Moving the Needle examines what happens when conditions favorable to workers create market pressures that boost wages at the bottom, improve ben

The mercenary - a story of brotherhood and terror in the Afghanistan war

"In the early days of the Afghanistan war, Jeff Stern was a young reporter, living abroad and looking to make his name by sending dispatches from Kabul. He rode with a driver named Aimal, who had ambitions of his own: to make money by doing favors for Americans and others who came to his country in those violent and auspicious years. In The Mercenary, Stern tells the story of his relationship to Aimal, and how it grew and changed as their fortunes did. Stern made enough of a career as a writer t

Meet me at the lighthouse

"Including poems, song lyrics, translations, and concluding with an unsettling train ride to the underworld, Meet Me at the Lighthouse is a luminous exploration of nostalgia, mortality, and what makes a life worth living and remembering"--

Magisteria - the entangled histories of science and religion

"Science and religion have always been at each other's throats, right? Not so. Most things you 'know' about science and religion are myths or half-truths that grew up in the last years of the nineteenth century and remain widespread today. The true history of science and religion is a human one. It's about the role of religion in inspiring, and strangling, science before the scientific revolution. It's about the sincere but eccentric faith and the quiet, creeping doubts of the most brilliant sci

Lessons and carols - a mediation on recovery

"A lyrical examination of the self as it emerges from the crucible of addiction and mental illness, aided by poetry, religious ritual, and community"--

Love, nature, magic - shamanic journeys into the heart of my garden

"Join bestselling author, activist, and garden expert Maria Rodale on her shamanic journeys as she reflects on her surprising conversations with the spirits of the familiar plants and animals around us--and the knowledge they share with us. In Love, Nature, Magic, organic advocate and former CEO of a global health and wellness company Maria Rodale combines her love of nature and gardening with her experience in shamanic journeying, embarking on an epic adventure to learn from plants, animals, an

Living Theravada - demystifying the people, places, and practices of a Buddhist tradition

"Theravada translates as "the way of the Elders," indicating that this Buddhist tradition considers itself to be the most authoritative and pure. Tracing all the way back to the time of the Buddha, Theravada Buddhism is distinguished by canonical literature preserved in the Pali language, beliefs, and practices-resources for which are often specialized and academic in tone. By contrast, this book will serve as a foundational and accessible resource on Theravada Buddhism and the contemporary, liv

The Korean Herbal Apothecary- Ancient Wisdom for Wellness and Balance in the Modern World

The Korean Herbal Apothecary, written by Qi Alchemy founder, Grace Yoon, addresses herbalism and medicine making from the perspective of Korean ancestral traditions.

Judging Iran - a memoir of The Hague, the White House, and life on the front line of international justice

"From a divided Berlin to The Hague, the Reagan White House, the forests of Costa Rica, and more, Judge Charles N. Brower shares a personal history of a life spent at the forefront of international justice- and a case for the role of law in preserving global peace. A judge of the Iran United States Claims Tribunal for four decades, Charles N. Brower is an internationally recognized leader in arbitration and has handled cases on six continents. With quick wit and a keen eye for adventure, he take

Innovating with impact

"In this engaging guide, top thinkers and entrepreneurs Ted Ladd and Alessandro Lanteri show how to create innovations that deliver customer value. Their Innovation Pyramid outlines a strategic process that is rooted in the right cultures and mindsets anduses a range of methods, techniques, and themes to reach the pinnacle of maximum impact. Throughout the book, stories and examples from different organizations and contexts bring the text to life. This book is essential reading for anyone who wa

The incredibly strange features of Ray Dennis Steckler

"American filmmaker Ray Dennis Steckler may forever be remembered for his cult classic The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies!!? but his career path is even more fascinating than his strange signature film. Between1962 and 1971, Steckler wrote, directed, edited and occasionally acted in nine more underground feature films. After his live oddities roadshows helped propel the director to even greater cult infamy, Steckler turned his camera towards the adult

An honorable exit

"From the award-winning author of The Order of the Day, a piercing account of the lesser-known conflict preceding the Vietnam War that dealt a fatal blow to French colonialism. How can a modern army lose to an army of peasants? Delving into the last gaspsof the First Indochina War (1946-1954), which saw the communist Viet Minh take control of North Vietnam, aEric Vuillard vividly illustrates the attitudes that both enabled French colonialist abuses and ultimately led to their defeat and withdraw

Guitar - the shape of sound - 100 iconic designs

"The 100 most iconic guitars from around the globe, from early modern beginnings to cutting-edge electric models. The guitar is the iconic instrument at the heart of all popular music. From Delta blues on acoustics to electric rock & roll, and all that came in its wake, the guitar has proven the most versatile and emotive conduit for musical expression and experimentation. Across more than 300 years, master guitar-makers have striven continually for new sculptural and aural peaks, yet the guitar

The greening of America's building codes - promises and paradoxes

"This book investigates the regulations and economic incentives meant to control the environmental impact of contemporary construction practices as it analyzes the history of residential building codes. The book exposes how the socioeconomic and politicalforces that influenced early building code development continue to define the character of current building codes and, by extension, determine how we regulate environmental impact and define sustainability today" --

Funny, You Don't Look Funny- Judaism and Humor from the Silent Generation to Millennials

Across generations, humor has been a place for American Jews to explore the relationship between Jewish identity, practices, and history.

From from - poems

A collection of poems reflects the experiences of Asian Americans and the problem of creating an Asian American identity while influenced by Westerners' ideas about Asians.

Flying green - on the frontiers of new aviation

"A new generation of travelers are eager to see innovation that will alleviate their guilt about flying, and they want to know where the industry is, how seriously they're taking climate change, and what the future looks like. This is the story of the search for a way to fly green"--

A generous meal - modern recipes for dinner

"In A Generous Meal, Christine Flynn shows us-contrary to popular belief-that you don't need a lot of time, money, or know-how to make good food. A simple potato can transform a so-so day into something special, a soup can warm you in more ways than one,and baking a chocolate cake is just another way of shouting, "I love you!" at the top of your lungs. A Generous Meal is a modern cookbook of over 100 recipes that anyone-from a novice to an experienced chef like Christine-can use to whip up resta

A forest journey - the role of trees in the fate of civilization

"Chronicles the destruction of the world's forests as a result of overdependency on wood as a building and energy source, and points out the resultant declining soil productivity, flooding, and depletion of firewood supplies. This new, updated and revisededition emphasizes the importance of forests in the fight against global warming and the urgency to protect what remains of the great trees and forests of the world"--

Eyes on the horizon - my journey toward justice

"Eyes on the Horizon is Balarama Holness's story of lifting himself up through the power of self-determination, spirituality and no small amount of rebellion to confront the systemic racism of his city and his country. He accomplished this first through football, going all the way to a Grey Cup championship, and later through activism and politics"--

Everything I never wanted to know

"Combines personal narrative and reportage to confront cultural and emotional reverberations of gender and sexual violence in America by examining assault cases in the author's hometown of Ypsilanti, Michigan, sex offender registries, and historical events such as the nylon riots of the 1940s"--

Every dog deserves an adventure - amazing stories of camping with dogs

"In Every Dog Deserves an Adventure, the Camping With Dogs team shares stories, photos, safety tips, and hiking bucket lists to inspire you to get outside and enjoy nature with your dog"--

The Encyclopedia of the Weird and Wonderful- Curious and Incredible Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

The Encyclopedia of the Weird and Wonderful features over 500 illustrated explanations of some of the most intriguing and entertaining facts from life, culture, and a range of other fascinating topics.

Citizen Welles - a biography of Orson Welles

Discusses the life and work of widely-acclaimed actor Orson Welles, revealing the private man behind the public persona.

Book bonding - building connections through family reading

"Children's literature educator and children's book author Megan Dowd Lambert shares a collection of her essays about family, reading, and bonding through books"--

Divining - a memoir in trees

"In sixteen essays, each named after a species of tree, Maureen Dunphy explores the nature of human-arboreal relationships, and how each of these trees has -- literally -- served as a friend, a confidante, or a place to rest. Within reflections of her personal experience, she skillfully integrates scientific facts to achieve a balance of passion and practicality. While technology, screens, and the stress of the modern world direct our attention elsewhere, Dunphy brings the reader back to the tre

Disobedient God - trusting a God who goes off-script

"What do you do when God doesn't give you what you want? When the people of Israel, those who had witnessed the most abundant and inexplicable acts of God, grew tired of waiting for Moses to come off the mountain, they made a calf of gold. It was easier for them to make a new god than to continue serving a God that didn't conform to their schedule and expectations. Just like the Israelites in the desert, we are all fundamentally longing for God... but who and what are we actually reaching for an

Design for a better world - meaningful, sustainable, humanity centered

"How human behavior brought our world to the brink, and how human behavior can save us. The world is a mess. Our dire predicament, from collapsing social structures to the climate crisis, has been millennia in the making and can be traced back to the erroneous belief that the earth's resources are infinite. The key to change, says Don Norman, is human behavior, covered in the book's three major themes: meaning, sustainability, and humanity-centeredness. Emphasize quality of life, not monetary re

Democracy unmoored - populism and the corruption of popular sovereignty

"About a decade ago, I found myself alone for dinner one evening in Buenos Aires, the city of my birth. I had a lecture to give the next day and I had reserved the time alone to prepare over dinner in a typical neighborhood restaurant. Such a "boliche," in the local porten~o slang, was a comfortable setting to have a meal. I sat down with typical Argentine fare and the inescapable good wine and turned to my lecture materials. I soon found myself distracted by an excellent soccer match shown on a

Dancing down the barricades - Sammy Davis Jr. and the long civil rights era - a cultural history

"Through the lens of Sammy Davis Jr.'s six-decade career in show business-from vaudeville to Vegas to Broadway, Hollywood, and network TV-Dancing Down the Barricades examines the workings of race in American culture. The title phrase holds two contradictory meanings regarding Davis's cultural politics: did he dance the barricades down, as he liked to think, or did he simply dance down them, as his more radical critics would have it? Sammy Davis Jr. was at once a pioneering, barrier-busting, anti

Biography of a phantom - a Robert Johnson blues odyssey

"This long-lost manuscript from musicologist Mack McCormick features research on blues icon Robert Johnson's mysterious life and death, and became as much of a myth as the musician himself"--

The baby market - the case for adoption reform

"The Baby Market exposes our ethically challenged adoption system in which both birth and adoptive parents endure tremendous financial pressure and babies are treated like commodities. Anne Moody examines the negative impact of allowing the marketplace tocontrol adoption and offers suggestions for reform"--

The cannons roar - Fort Sumter and the start of the Civil War - an oral history

"On April 12, 1861, Confederate troops began firing on Fort Sumter, beginning the bloodiest conflict in American history. Since that time numerous historians have described the attack in many well-regarded books, yet the event still remains overlooked attimes in the minds of the public. The Cannons Roar seeks to remedy that. Rather than providing a third-person, after-the-fact description, acclaimed author Bruce Chadwick will tell the story of the attack from the people who were in the thick of

Boyslut - a memoir and manifesto

"A sex and relationship columnist bares it all in a series of essays-part memoir, part manifesto-that explore the author's coming-of-age and coming out as a bisexual man and move toward embracing and celebrating sex unencumbered by shame As a boy, ZacharyZane sensed that all was not right when images of his therapist naked popped into his head. Without an explanation as to why, a deep sense of shame pervaded these thoughts. Though his therapist assured him a little imagination was nothing to be

The Bolivian diary

"This new edition of Che Guevara's diary of the last year of his life describes Che's efforts to launch a guerrilla insurrection against the military government of Bolivia. It was found in his backpack when he was captured by the Bolivian Army in October1967.This edition includes Fidel Castro's "A Necessary Introduction," exposing the lies of an earlier, pre-emptive edition prepared by the C.I.A. to discredit Che and the Bolivian expedition, as well as the Cuban Revolution itself. The Bolivian D

Black mercuries - African American athletes, race, and the modern Olympic games

"This book chronicles the struggles and triumphs of African American athletes in the Modern Olympic Games, from 1896 through the 2020 Tokyo Games. It explores the lives and careers of both legendary and little-known Black Olympians as they sought to honorthemselves, their race, and their nation on the world stage"--

Birdlife - a naturalist's guide to birds of the southeast

"An illustrated flight across the Southeast. Award-winning environmental scientist, naturalist, writer, educator, and artist Todd Ballantine wings his way across the vast Southeast with entertaining prose and beautiful, instructive illustrations in this delightful exploration of one hundred birds in their various habitats. Chapter by chapter Ballantine highlights which birds can be found at the beach, along the ocean and estuaries, in marshes and wetlands, across fields and open areas, among the

Before the streetlights come on - Black America's urgent call for climate solutions

"Climate change. Two words that are quickly becoming the clarion call to action in the twenty-first century. It is a voter issue, an economy driver, and a defining dynamic for the foreseeable future. Yet, in Black communities, climate change is seen as less urgent when compared to other pressing issues, including police brutality, gun violence, job security, food insecurity, and the blatant racism faced daily around the country. However, with Black Americans disproportionately impacted by the ef

Beautiful union - how God's vision for sex points us to the good, unlocks the true, and (sort of) explains everything

"A powerful call for Christians to understand sex as a window into God's story of love and redemption, and a validating guide to living with authentic love in a changing culture"--

Barbra Streisand - the music, the albums, the singles

"On February 25, 1963, Columbia Records released The Barbra Streisand Album. The first song was "Cry Me a River," and with that a star was born. Barbra Joan Streisand had a zany personality backed by a talent that Stephen Sondheim once described as "one of the two or three best voices in the world of singing songs," adding "It's not just her voice but her intensity, her passion and control." Harold Arlen, another of her favorite composers, commented, "This young lady.. has a stunning future." Wi

At work in the ruins - finding our place in the time of science, climate change, pandemics and all the other emergencies

"Invited to speak at gatherings with scientists and policymakers, with archbishops, Indigenous activists and students, Dougald Hine, storyteller and social thinker, has spent most of his life talking to people about climate change. And then one afternoonin the second year of the pandemic, he realized he had nothing left to say. Why would someone who cares so deeply about ecological change want to stop talking about it now? At Work in the Ruins is the book that grew out of Dougald's attempt to an

America's Greatest Road Trip!- Key West to Deadhorse- 9000 Miles Across Backroad USA

Tom Cotter undertakes his most epic adventure in America's Greatest Road Trip. Launching from Key West, Florida, Cotter and photographer Michael Alan Ross pilot their Ford Bronco/Airstream camper combination nearly 9,000 miles to America's literal end of the road in Deadhorse, Alaska.

Against the seas - saving civilizations from rising waters

"Against the Seas tells how we have coped with rising sea levels since the end of the Ice Age--by moving, building defences, or magic. Flood stories in different cultures show just how traumatic those experiences were. But what happened in the past may help us in the future and gives hope that we will survive"--

The academic library in the United States - historical perspectives

"This book advances the belief that the library-more than any other cultural institution-collects, curates and distributes the results of human thought. Essays broaden the debate about academic libraries beyond only professional circles, promoting the library as a vital resource for the whole of higher education. Topics range from library histories to explorations of changing media. Essayists connect modern libraries to the remarkable dream of Alexandria's ancient library-facilitating groundbrea

"You should be grateful" - stories of race, identity, and transracial adoption

"In "You Should Be Grateful," Tucker centers the experiences of adoptees to share deeply personal stories, well-researched history, and engrossing anecdotes from mentorship sessions with adopted youth. These perspectives challenge the fairy-tale narrativeof adoption, giving way to a fuller story that explores the impacts of racism, classism, family, love, and belonging"--

Wrong - how media, politics, and identity drive our appetite for misinformation

"In this book, the author offers a new model that identifies social and cultural identity-who we are and who we want to be-as the most important factor driving the American phenomena of being wrong"--

Lady of the army - the life of Mrs. George S. Patton

"General George Patton once remarked that World War II undoubtedly would have lasted a lot longer were it not for his soldiers and his wife. Those who knew the Pattons were aware of the vital role Beatrice played in his reaching his destiny, but few others understood the singular impact of this remarkable woman whom people described as having 'a personality which radiates like a brilliant gem.' The arduous army life was alien to Beatrice growing up on Boston's Commonwealth Avenue, but her advent

A year in practice - seasonal rituals and prompts to awaken cycles of creative expression

"Written in sync with the progression of the seasons, A Year in Practice is a program of holistic techniques and journaling prompts to nurture the creative seeker all year long. Four seasonally themed chapters keep you connected to natural phases of creative contraction and expansion, from the quiet hibernation of winter to the jubilant and expressive communing of summer. Used regularly, you will move through artistic blocks, deepen your capacity for self-reflection, cultivate creative routines,

Uncertain - the wisdom and wonder of being unsure

"Featuring cutting-edge research and in-depth reporting, this paradigm-shifting book shows us how to skillfully confront the unexpected and unknown, and how to seek not-knowing in the service of curiosity, wisdom, and discovery"--

Touched out - motherhood, misogyny, consent, and control

"In this stunning blend of memoir, theory, and cultural criticism, a new mother examines the intersection between misogyny and motherhood, considering how caregivers can take back their bodies and pass on a language of consent to their children"--

Wonder year - a guide to long-term family travel & worldschooling

Part inspiration, part how-to, this guide to embarking on a life-changing, long-term journey filled with education and adventure--a trailblazing approach known as worldschooling--helps you transform your dream into a well-planned reality for your family and weaves travelogues and photos from families sharing worldschooling experiences throughout.

A wild path

"With A Wild Path, Douglas Wood seeks to understand the importance and existence of beauty, the emotional poignancy of a wilderness sunset, and the realization of dreams. With generosity and compassion, he leads readers along a meditative path through a wilderness of many dimensions, offering courage and hope to those who feel different or left behind as he shares how he found, through the counsel of rocks, trees, and waters, his own way toward joy and wonder and an unshakable sense of belonging

Wild grace - poems

"In Wild Grace, Chelan Harkin uses ecstatic poetry to redefine our relationship with the divine. She targets a tipping point happening in the souls of many that shifts a conceptual relationship with God into a genuine, direct, and satisfying experience. These are visions of the present, speaking into the future. They are openings of the heart and awe-filled possibilities for a life of honesty and joy"--

Unmasking AI - my mission to protect what is human in a world of machines

"Dr. Joy Buolamwini is the self-described "Poet of Code" who has had a lifelong passion for computer science, engineering, and art-disciplines that, she felt, pushed the boundaries of reality. After tinkering with robotics as a high school student in Tennessee, to developing mobile apps in Zambia as a Fulbright fellow, Buolamwini eventually found herself at MIT. As a graduate student at the "Future Factory," Buolamwini's groundbreaking research revealed that AI systems--from leading tech compani

This is how your marriage ends - a hopeful approach to saving relationships

"Good People Are Bad At Relationships. One night during his divorce, after one too many vodkas and a call with a phone-in-therapist who told him to "journal his feelings," Matthew Fray started a blog attempting to piece together the stor