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25Days - a proven program to rewire your brain, stop weight gain, and finally crush the habits you hate--forever by Logan, Drew A., author. 25Days - a proven program to rewire your brain, stop weight gain, and finally crush the habits you hate--forever

"Celebrity trainer and cast member of NBC's Strong, Drew Logan shows us how to rewrite our neurological patterns and break the habits that prevent us from losing weight and living a healthy life. What if we could train our brains to stop weight gain in our quest to be lean, healthy, and fit? Well, we can. Celebrity trainer and cast member of NBC's Strong, Drew Logan knows firsthand how the brain affects our ability to perform and function at our best. After dying three times in three hours--beco

Nov 17, 2017
A baker's life - from childhood bakes to five-star excellence by Hollywood, Paul, author. A baker's life - from childhood bakes to five-star excellence

"Each chapter is filled with bakes that represent a different decade – learning the basics at his father's bakery; honing his pastry skills in the finest hotels; discovering the bold flavours of the Middle East while working in Cyprus; and finding fame with the phenomenally popular Great British Bake Off television series. Thanks to this book (and its clear step-by-step instructions), recipes that Paul has spent years perfecting can be recreated at home. Favourites include garlic baguettes; feta

Nov 18, 2017
A fierce heart - finding strength, wisdom, and courage in any moment by Washam, Spring, author. A fierce heart - finding strength, wisdom, and courage in any moment

From the founder of the East Bay Meditation Center, reflections and stories both personal and global that provide a contemporary interpretation of the Buddha's 2,500 year old teachings on mindfulness, wisdom and compassion.

Nov 18, 2017
A world without "whom" - the essential guide to language in the BuzzFeed age by Favilla, Emmy, author. A world without "whom" - the essential guide to language in the BuzzFeed age

Builds on a premise that language in the Internet age is playful, flexible, and ethically aware to share observations that modern language has artistic qualities that should be assessed more for clarity than for adherence to grammatical rules.

Nov 17, 2017
Aging with wisdom - reflections, stories and teachings by Hoblitzelle, Olivia Ames, author. Aging with wisdom - reflections, stories and teachings

Nov 18, 2017
All out war - the plot to destroy Trump by Klein, Edward, 1936- author. All out war - the plot to destroy Trump

With ferocity not seen since the Civil War, the Washington establishment and the radical Left are joining forces in an attempted coup d'etat to overturn the will of the people and return power to the political and media elites who have never been more unhinged. In All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump, investigative reporter and national best-selling author Edward Klein reveals: how the plot to destroy Trump was initiated in the Obama White House; two EXCLUSIVE FBI reports that prove the existe

Nov 18, 2017
All-time favorite sheet cakes & slab pies - easy to make, easy to serve by Weinstein, Bruce, 1960- author. All-time favorite sheet cakes & slab pies - easy to make, easy to serve

Collects recipes for old-fashioned, comforting desserts suitable for every occasion, including such options as vanilla cake with confetti frosting, blueberry buckle, chocolate chip ricotta cheesecake, and lemon meringue pie.

Nov 17, 2017
Alone - lost overboard in the Indian Ocean by Archibald, Brett, author. Alone - lost overboard in the Indian Ocean

"In April 2013, fifty-year-old Brett Archibald set off with his friends on a dream surf charter trip off the Mentawai Islands of Indonesia. It quickly became a nightmare: in the middle of a storm, suffering from severe food poisoning, Brett leaned overboard--and blacked out. He awoke in the raging sea. No one had seen him fall, and no one heard his shouts for help. He watched his boat sail away. It would be eight hours before his friends realized he was missing. A frantic search then began for t

Nov 18, 2017
Apocalypse 1692 - empire, slavery, and the great Port Royal earthquake by Hughes, Ben, author. Apocalypse 1692 - empire, slavery, and the great Port Royal earthquake

"A haven for pirates and the center of the New World's frenzied trade in slaves and sugar, Port Royal, Jamaica, was a notorious cutthroat settlement where enormous fortunes were gained for the fledgling English empire. But on June 7, 1692, it all came to a catastrophic end. Drawing on research carried out in Europe, the Caribbean, and the United States, Apocalypse 1692: Empire, Slavery, and the Great Port Royal Earthquake by Ben Hughes opens in a post-Glorious Revolution London where two Jamaica

Nov 18, 2017
Arc of utopia - the beautiful story of the Russian Revolution by Chamberlain, Lesley, author. Arc of utopia - the beautiful story of the Russian Revolution

Nov 17, 2017
Archaeology - the essential guide to our human past by Archaeology - the essential guide to our human past

"A trip through time and around the globe to more than 100 major sites of archaeological importance"--

Nov 17, 2017
Barking to the choir - the power of radical kinship by Boyle, Greg, author. Barking to the choir - the power of radical kinship

"In a moving example of unconditional love in difficult times, the Jesuit priest and bestselling author of Tattoos on the Heart, Gregory Boyle, shares what three decades of working with gang members in Los Angeles has taught him about faith, compassion, and the enduring power of kinship. In his first book, ... Gregory Boyle introduced us to Homeboy Industries, the largest gang-intervention program in the world. Critics hailed that book as an 'astounding literary and spiritual feat' (Publishers W

Nov 18, 2017
Bear awareness - questions and answers on taming your wild mind by Ajahn Brahm, 1951- author. Bear awareness - questions and answers on taming your wild mind

Nov 18, 2017
Bethlehem - biography of a town by Blincoe, Nicholas, author. Bethlehem - biography of a town

"[ Bethlehem ] brings within reach 11,000 years of history, centering on the beloved town's unique place in the world. Blincoe's love of Bethlehem is compelling, even as he does not shy away from the complexities of its chronicle." --President Jimmy Carter Bethlehem is so suffused with history and myth that it feels like an unreal city even to those who call it home. For many, Bethlehem remains the little town at the edge of the desert described in Biblical accounts. Today, the city is hemmed in

Nov 18, 2017
Blessed life - my surprising journey of joy, tears, and tales from Harlem to Hollywood by Fields, Kim, 1969- author. Blessed life - my surprising journey of joy, tears, and tales from Harlem to Hollywood

The veteran actor and television personality shares the story of her life, from her life as a popular child actor to her later achievements, and the long journey of self discovery along the way.

Nov 18, 2017
blud by McKibbens, Rachel, author. blud

"Cultural brujeria, sacrilegious litanies, ritualized births, and letters from hearts and/or brains populate Rachel McKibben's world in blud"--

Nov 17, 2017
Bollywood kitchen - home-cooked Indian meals paired with unforgettable Bollywood films by Rao, Sri, author. Bollywood kitchen - home-cooked Indian meals paired with unforgettable Bollywood films

Pairs recipes for home-cooked Indian food with movie stills from the nation's cinema, including such dishes as shrimp curry, bhindi masala, chicken korma, baked samosas, sweet and sour pumpkin, and mango cheesecake.

Nov 17, 2017
Bound to the fire - how Virginia's enslaved cooks helped invent American cuisine by Deetz, Kelley Fanto, author. Bound to the fire - how Virginia's enslaved cooks helped invent American cuisine

Nov 18, 2017
Bread is gold - extraordinary meals with ordinary ingredients by Bottura, Massimo, 1962- author. Bread is gold - extraordinary meals with ordinary ingredients

"Massimo Bottura, the world's best chef, prepares extraordinary meals from ordinary and sometimes 'wasted' ingredients inspiring home chefs to eat well while living well. Bread is Gold is the first book to take a holistic look at the subject of food waste, presenting recipes for three-course meals from 45 of the world's top chefs, including Daniel Humm, Mario Batali, Rene´ Redzepi, Alain Ducasse, Joan Roca, Enrique Olvera, Ferran & Albert Adria` and Virgilio Marti´nez. These recipes, which numbe

Nov 17, 2017
Breaking free - how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs by Jeffs, Rachel, author. Breaking free - how I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs

"ln this searing memoir of resilience and redemption, Rachel Jeffs--daughter of Warren Jeffs, the self-proclaimed Prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints--writes about her life inside, and triumphant escape from, a dangerous cult that still holds thousands in its thrall. Rachel Jeffs grew up at her father's side as he attained power and ultimate control of the FLDS Church, a strict patriarchal culture where the women are subordinate to the men, and everyone is a

Nov 17, 2017
Buzz - the stimulating history of the sex toy by Lieberman, Hallie, author. Buzz - the stimulating history of the sex toy

"A riveting history that tells the story of sex toys from ancient phalluses to 21st century vibrating rabbits. [Lieberman] focuses on the period from the 1950s through the present, when sex toys evolved from symbols of female emancipation to tools in the fight against HIV/AIDS to consumerist marital aids and finally to mainstays of today's pop culture. Lieberman's history is populated by vivid and fascinating characters, including Ted Marche, an entrepreneurial ventriloquist and dildo maker; Dua

Nov 18, 2017
Cats - secrets of observational drawing by Wynne, Patricia, author. Cats - secrets of observational drawing

"Whether scribbling out a quick sketch with minimal detail, or making a finished portrait where every silky hair and polished whisker stands out, the best cat artists can capture the very essence of feline-ness. How do they do it? Firsthand observation of cats will tell you a lot about the way they sit, yawn, position their tails, and curl up to sleep, but it won't tell you how to get those things down on paper. Classic Sketchbook: Cats is the second in a series of instructional books that began

Nov 18, 2017
Chocolate City - a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital by Asch, Chris Myers, author. Chocolate City - a history of race and democracy in the nation's capital

Nov 18, 2017
Christmas lights up Brazil. by Christmas lights up Brazil.

"A study of the celebrations, customs, and practices of Brazil. Also includes crafts, recipes, and carols"--

Nov 15, 2017
Coastline - the food of Mediterranean Italy, France & Spain by Galletto, Lucio, 1952- author. Coastline - the food of Mediterranean Italy, France & Spain

Nov 18, 2017
Complete book of sewing techniques - more than 30 essential sewing techniques for you to master by Gardiner, Wendy, author. Complete book of sewing techniques  - more than 30 essential sewing techniques for you to master

"Provides information about sewing machines, sergers, fabrics, threads, interfacings, patterns, and measuring. Includes techniques for hand stitching, machine stitching, making seams and hems, and tips on creating pockets, collars, sleeves, cuffs, buttonholes, ruffles, and much more"--

Nov 18, 2017
Counting backwards - a doctor's notes on anesthesia by Przybylo, Henry Jay, author. Counting backwards - a doctor's notes on anesthesia

A moving exploration of the most common but most mysterious procedure in medicine. For many of the 40 million Americans who undergo anesthesia each year, it is the source of great fear and fascination. From the famous first demonstration of anesthesia in the Ether Dome at Massachusetts General Hospital in 1846 to today’s routine procedure that controls anxiety, memory formation, pain relief, and more, anesthesia has come a long way. But it remains one of the most extraordinary, unexplored corner

Nov 14, 2017
Decoupage your home by Snyman, Fransie, author. Decoupage your home

"One of the most popular crafts to re-emerge recently, decoupage is ideal to decorate just about anything, from small household items to large pieces of furniture. Readers will discover its delights with this start-to-finish guide packed with technique know-how and stylish projects. Starting with tools and materials, preparation of bases and blanks, choosing napkins, paper and fabric, cutting techniques, and finding the perfect product for the effect the readers would like to achieve, the book c

Nov 18, 2017
Dollars and sense - how we misthink money and how to spend smarter by Ariely, Dan, author. Dollars and sense - how we misthink money and how to spend smarter

Shares anecdotal insight into the illogical influences behind poor financial decisions and how to outmaneuver them, covering topics ranging from credit-card debt and household budgeting to holiday spending and real estate sales.

Nov 18, 2017
Don't save anything - uncollected essays, articles, and profiles by Salter, James, author. Don't save anything - uncollected essays, articles, and profiles

"This collection gathers Salter's thoughts on writing and profiles of important writers, observations of the changing American military life, evocations of Aspen winters, musings on mountain climbing and skiing, and tales of travels to Europe that first appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, People, Conde´ Nast Traveler, the Aspen Times, among other publications."--Jacket flap.

Nov 18, 2017
Economics for the Common Good by Tirole, Jean, author. Economics for the Common Good

When Jean Tirole won the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics, he suddenly found himself being stopped in the street by complete strangers and asked to comment on issues of the day, no matter how distant from his own areas of research. His transformation from academic economist to public intellectual prompted him to reflect further on the role economists and their discipline play in society. The result is Economics for the Common Good, a passionate manifesto for a world in which economics, far from bei

Nov 18, 2017
Emerald labyrinth - a scientist's adventures in the jungles of the Congo by Greenbaum, Eli, 1974- author. Emerald labyrinth - a scientist's adventures in the jungles of the Congo

"Emerald Labyrinth is a scientist and adventurer's chronicle of years exploring the rainforests of sub-Saharan Africa. The richly varied habitats of the Democratic Republic of the Congo offer a wealth of animal, plant, chemical, and medical discoveries. But the country also has a deeply troubled colonial past and a complicated political present. Author Eli Greenbaum is a leading expert in sub-Saharan herpetology--snakes, lizards, and frogs--who brings a sense of wonder to the question of how sci

Nov 18, 2017
Everything you need to know about social media - (without calling a kid) by Van Susteren, Greta, 1954- author. Everything you need to know about social media - (without calling a kid)

Nov 18, 2017
Evolution - a very short introduction by Charlesworth, Brian, author. Evolution - a very short introduction

POPULAR SCIENCE. Less than 450 years ago, all European scholars believed that the Earth was at the centre of a Universe that was at most a few million miles in extent, and that the planets, sun, and stars all rotated around this centre. Less than 250 years ago, they believed that the Universe was created essentially in its present state about 6000 years ago. Even less than 150 years ago, the view that living species were the result of special creation by God was still dominant. The recognition b

Nov 18, 2017
Franklin D. Roosevelt - a political life by Dallek, Robert, author. Franklin D. Roosevelt - a political life

"A one-volume biography of Roosevelt by the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer of JFK, focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and dealmaker In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents than one that focuses on his unparalleled political ability as a uniter and consensus-maker. While Robert Dallek's Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life will take a fresh look at the many compelling questions

Nov 17, 2017
Frommer's easyguide to Washington, D.C. 2018 by Ford, Elise (Elise Hartman), author. Frommer's easyguide to Washington, D.C. 2018

Nov 18, 2017
God's wisdom for navigating life - a year of daily devotions in the book of Proverbs by Keller, Timothy, 1950- author. God's wisdom for navigating life - a year of daily devotions in the book of Proverbs

A year-long collection of daily devotionals offers biblical wisdom that can be applied to modern life to reinforce one's relationship with God and provide a new understanding of what it is to live a moral life.

Nov 18, 2017
God, faith, and reason by Savage, Michael, 1942- author. God, faith, and reason

But rather than a dry, theological treatise, Savage provides something more akin to an ancient mystery text. Drawing on Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and other spiritual sources, as well as autobiographical material and highlights from his radio show, Savage shares a series of glimpses of God he has experienced over the whole of his life, before and after his groundbreaking radio career. Moving childhood stories, his dinner with an atheist and a Buddhist, an interview with a Jewish gangster and Sa

Nov 17, 2017
Hawaii by Carr, Gerald, author. Hawaii

Packed with culture and activities for travelers to enjoy including beautiful beaches, volcanoes, and insider tips for everywhere from Honolulu to Waikiki. Try local delicacies with our guide to great restaurants and cafes featuring island cuisine, or check out the best restaurants, clubs, and bars. We have the best hotels for every budget, plus fun activities for solitary travel or for families and children to make the very best of any visit to Hawaii.--Amazon.com

Nov 18, 2017
Hellfire boys - the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons by Emery, Theo, author. Hellfire boys - the birth of the U.S. Chemical Warfare Service and the race for the world's deadliest weapons

Traces the actions of the "Hellfire Battalion," a group of American engineers who were trained in gas warfare and were sent to the front lines in France to launch multiple assaults against the Germans.

Nov 18, 2017
Higher is waiting by Perry, Tyler, author. Higher is waiting

The cinematic innovator behind Tyler Perry Studios traces his youth in New Orleans through his successful career, in an uplifting account of his spiritual awakening that explains how his faith has enriched his life and sustained him in hard times.

Nov 17, 2017
Hiking naked - a Quaker woman's search for balance by Graville, Iris. Hiking naked - a Quaker woman's search for balance

"Knocked off her feet after twenty years in public health nursing, Iris Graville quit her job and convinced her husband and their thirteen-year-old twins to move to Stahekin, a remote mountain village in Washington State's North Cascades. They sought adventure; she yearned for the solitude of this community of eighty-five residents accessible only by boat, float plane, or hiking. "Hiking Naked" chronicles Graville's journey through questions about work and calling as well as how she coped with o

Nov 18, 2017
Hitler, my neighbor - memories of a Jewish childhood, 1929-1939 by Feuchtwanger, E. J., author. Hitler, my neighbor - memories of a Jewish childhood, 1929-1939

Nov 18, 2017
Homemade holiday - craft your way through more than 40 festive projects by Pester, Sophie, author. Homemade holiday - craft your way through more than 40 festive projects

"Bring the magic of a handmade Christmas into your home with 40 projects for gifts, decorations, and homemade wrapping paper. Save time and money with the festive craft projects in Homemade Holiday. Clear, step-by-step instructions guide readers to create fresh flower garlands, bake edible gift tags, make homemade bath salts, and paint authentic tree ornaments. With last-minute ideas and lots of inspiration, this book will help you wrap up gift-giving and decorating for the holiday season." --

Nov 17, 2017
How to cook everything vegetarian - simple meatless recipes for great food by Bittman, Mark, author. How to cook everything vegetarian - simple meatless recipes for great food

A definitive, one-stop vegetarian cookbook showcases more than two thousand different recipes and variations for simple meatless meals, including salads, soups, eggs and dairy, vegetables and fruit, pasta, grains, legumes, tofu and other meat substitutes.

Nov 17, 2017
How we eat with our eyes and think with our stomach - the hidden influences that shape your eating habits by Mühl, Melanie, 1976- author. How we eat with our eyes and think with our stomach - the hidden influences that shape your eating habits

Nov 18, 2017
How we talk - the inner workings of conversation by Enfield, N. J., 1966- author. How we talk - the inner workings of conversation

"We all had teachers who scolded us over the use of um, uh-huh, oh, like, and mm-hmm. But as linguist N. J. Enfield reveals in How We Talk, these "bad words" are fundamental to language. Whether we are speaking with the clerk at the store, our boss, or our spouse, language is dependent on things as commonplace as a rising tone of voice, an apparently meaningless word, or a glance-signals so small that we hardly pay them any conscious attention. Nevertheless, they are the essence of how we speak.

Nov 18, 2017
Hunter of stories by Galeano, Eduardo, 1940-2015, author. Hunter of stories

"Master storyteller Eduardo Galeano was unique among his contemporaries (Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Mario Vargas Llosa among them) for his commitment to retelling our many histories, including the stories of those who were disenfranchised. A philosopher poet, his nonfiction is infused with such passion and imagination that it matches the intensity and the appeal of Latin America's very best fiction. Comprised of all new material, published here for the first time in a wonderful English translati

Nov 18, 2017
I don't have time - 15-minute ways to shape a life you love by Grey, Emma, author. I don't have time - 15-minute ways to shape a life you love

We live in a time of "hurry sickness". "Busy" has become a competitive sport, and it's a sport with no winners. Somewhere underneath all of this hard slog there are the things we really want to do; the things that bring us joy! And most of the time, the only thing standing between us doing what we want, is us. Through stories, theories, and practical exercises, I Don't Have Time explores 50 excuses we make that keep us from getting on with the things that really matter to us. These are the excus

Nov 17, 2017
Invocation to Daughters by Reyes, Barbara Jane, author. Invocation to Daughters

"Feminist experimental poetry in the tradition of Audre Lorde and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha from a prominent Filipina American poet"--

Nov 17, 2017
Junk type - typography - lettering - badges - logos by Rose, Bill (Photographer), author. Junk type - typography - lettering - badges - logos

Junk Type is a project driven by the passion of one man to document a disappearing aspect of American culture. Bill Rose--aka Recapturist--is a photographer and designer who has spent the last decade traveling across America looking for junkyards, yard sales, antique stores, and other unlikely sources of inspiration to capture examples of postwar American typography and design before they're lost forever. Bringing together more than 400 images, this invaluable book is a visual history of postwar

Nov 18, 2017
Kachka - a return to Russian cooking by Morales, Bonnie Frumkin, author. Kachka - a return to Russian cooking

Celebrated Portland chef Bonnie Frumkin Morales brings her acclaimed Portland restaurant Kachka into your home kitchen with a debut cookbook enlivening Russian cuisine with an emphasis on vibrant, locally sourced ingredients. From bright pickles to pillowy dumplings, ingenious vodka infusions to traditional homestyle dishes, and varied zakuski to satisfying sweets, Kachka the cookbook covers the vivid world of Russian cuisine. More than 100 recipes show how easy it is to eat, drink, and open you

Nov 17, 2017
Killing kryptonite - destroy what steals your strength by Bevere, John, author. Killing kryptonite - destroy what steals your strength

"You Can Destroy What Steals Your Strength Just like Superman, who can leap over any hurdle and defeat every foe, followers of Christ have the supernatural ability to conquer the challenges we face. But the problem for both Superman and us is there's a kryptonite that steals our strength. Of course, both Superman and kryptonite are fictional. But spiritual kryptonite is not. This book offers answers to why so many of us are unable to experience the divine strength that was evident among first-ce

Nov 18, 2017
L'appart - the delights and disasters of making my Paris home by Lebovitz, David, author. L'appart - the delights and disasters of making my Paris home

Nov 18, 2017
Lagom - (not too little, not too much) - the Swedish art of living a balanced, happy life by Brantmark, Niki, author. Lagom - (not too little, not too much) - the Swedish art of living a balanced, happy life

"By using the Swedish lifestyle as an example, Niki Brantmark offers insightful suggestions and bite-sized actions to help you make subtle changes to your life, so you too can make time for the things that matter most and find greater happiness."--Back cover.

Nov 18, 2017
Looking backward - a photographic portrait of the world at the beginning of the twentieth century by Lesy, Michael, 1945- author. Looking backward - a photographic portrait of the world at the beginning of the twentieth century

Nov 18, 2017
Making steampunk jewellery by Druce, Nikki, author. Making steampunk jewellery

Steampunk has captured the imagination of thousands who are searching for a unique style symbolic of a richly inspired, post-apocalyptic world drawn from the heavy machinery of the Victorian age. This book shows you how to access that world and make unique jewellery and accessories that will complete an outfit and transport you to another era.

Nov 17, 2017
Mastering stand-up - the complete guide to becoming a successful comedian by Rosenfield, Stephen, author. Mastering stand-up - the complete guide to becoming a successful comedian

"This entertaining and sharply written guide--for both beginners breaking into comedy and professionals seeking to improve their sets and advance their careers--examines the work of great comedians such as Louis C.K., Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Izzard, Moms Mabley, Hannibal Buress, Sarah Silverman, Richard Pryor, and more as a means of illustrating the most important techniques of performing and writing stand-up. Here, Stephen Rosenfield lays out a clear plan for achieving success, candidly explainin

Nov 18, 2017
Mastering wirework jewelry - 15 intricate designs to create by Norris, Rachel, author. Mastering wirework jewelry - 15 intricate designs to create

If you enjoy making wirework jewelry and are looking for a new challenge then Mastering Wirework Jewelry is the perfect book for you. In this fabulous title by esteemed wireworker Rachel Norris, there are 15 intricate and beautiful wirework jewelry projects to make. Each has detailed step-by-step tips to follow, plus there are fully comprehensive tools, materials and techniques sections to provide all the know-how you need. Projects include: pendants, brooches and necklaces inspired by nature an

Nov 18, 2017
Miami century fox by Rodríguez Iglesias, Legna, 1984- author. Miami century fox

Nov 17, 2017
Mini felt Christmas - 30 decorations to sew for the festive season by Ishii, Sachiyo, author. Mini felt Christmas - 30 decorations to sew for the festive season

Nov 18, 2017
Montaigne in barn boots - an amateur ambles through philosophy by Perry, Michael, 1964- author. Montaigne in barn boots - an amateur ambles through philosophy

Written in a spirit of exploration rather than declaration, Montaigne in Barn Boots is a down-to-earth (how do you pronounce that last name?) look into the ideas of a philosopher "ensconced in a castle tower overlooking his vineyard," channeled by a midwestern American writing "in a room above the garage overlooking a disused pig pen." Whether grabbing an electrified fence, fighting fires, failing to fix a truck, or feeding chickens, Perry draws on each experience to explore subjects as diverse

Nov 17, 2017
Obama - an intimate portrait by Souza, Pete, author, photographer. Obama - an intimate portrait

"Obama: An Intimate Portrait reproduces more than 300 of Souza's most iconic photographs with fine-art print quality in an oversize collectible format. Together they document the most consequential hours of the Presidency--including the historic image of President Obama and his advisors in the Situation Room during the bin Laden mission--alongside unguarded moments with the President's family, his encounters with children, interactions with world leaders and cultural figures, and more."--Dust ja

Nov 17, 2017
Out of the house of bondage - the transformation of the plantation household by Glymph, Thavolia, 1951- Out of the house of bondage - the transformation of the plantation household

"This book views the plantation household as a site of production where competing visions of gender were wielded as weapons in class struggles between black and white women. Mistresses were powerful beings in the hierarchy of slavery rather than powerless victims of the same patriarchal system responsible for the oppression of the enslaved. Glymph challenges popular depictions of plantation mistresses as "friends" and "allies" of slaves and sheds light on the political importance of ostensible p

Nov 16, 2017
Passion projects for smart people - turn your intellectual pursuits into fun, profit and recognition by Wing, Michael R., author. Passion projects for smart people - turn your intellectual pursuits into fun, profit and recognition

Passion Projects for Smart People shows how you can create your own opportunities to do intellectually serious work. Written by a high school science teacher who has done field work on five continents, published in professional journals, and worked with NASA, this book details how to turn side projects into career-development opportunities. It shows how to develop your own research and creative projects; form collaborations with universities and public agencies; apply for grants and professional

Nov 17, 2017
Passione - simple, seductive recipes for lovers of Italian food by Contaldo, Genarro, author. Passione - simple, seductive recipes for lovers of Italian food

Passione features photographs from the author's childhood alongside stunning food and travel photography. Over 100 recipes and delightful personal recollections, let the reader share the secrets of Gennaro's love affair with Italian food.

Nov 18, 2017
Periods gone public - taking a stand for menstrual equity by Weiss-Wolf, Jennifer. Periods gone public - taking a stand for menstrual equity

"After centuries of being shrouded in taboo and superstition, periods have gone mainstream. Seemingly overnight, a new, high-profile movement has emerged--one dedicated to bold activism, creative product innovation, and smart policy advocacy--to address the centrality of menstruation in relation to core issues of gender equality and equity. In Periods Gone Public, Jennifer Weiss-Wolf--the woman Bustle dubbed one of the nation's "badass menstrual activists"--explores why periods have become a pro

Nov 18, 2017
Play bridge now by Coe, Montgomery, author. Play bridge now

"Players immediately learn how to play bridge in one easy reading! This primer is written so that any rank beginner of novice can learn the basics of bridge and immediately play the game on a competent level. Step by step Montgomery Coe shows readers the rules of play, correct bidding techniques, opening bids and responses and the scoring standards to make bridge a fun and challenging game. Examples, illustrations and sample hands are provided throughout the book so that players can enjoy the ga

Nov 18, 2017
Playing with fire - the 1968 election and the transformation of American politics by O'Donnell, Lawrence, author. Playing with fire - the 1968 election and the transformation of American politics

"The 1968 U.S. Presidential election was the young Lawrence O'Donnell's political awakening, and in the decades since it has remained one of his abiding fascinations. For years he has deployed one of America's shrewdest political minds to understanding its dynamics, not just because it is fascinating in itself, but because in it is contained the essence of what makes America different, and how we got to where we are now. Playing With Fire represents O'Donnell's master class in American electione

Nov 17, 2017
Promise me, Dad - a year of hope, hardship, and purpose by Biden, Joseph R., author. Promise me, Dad - a year of hope, hardship, and purpose

The former vice-president of the United States chronicles the difficult final year of his son's battle with cancer, his efforts to balance his responsibilities to the country and his family, and the lessons he learned.

Nov 17, 2017
Queen Victoria's matchmaking - the royal marriages that shaped Europe by Cadbury, Deborah, author. Queen Victoria's matchmaking - the royal marriages that shaped Europe

An exploration of Queen Victoria's matchmaking exploits details how she used her grandchildren to further the influence of the British Empire, despite their own plans and the turmoil that rocked Europe starting in the nineteenth century.

Nov 18, 2017
Rick Steves' European festivals by Steves, Rick, 1955- author. Rick Steves' European festivals

"There will be no museums! And no art galleries! Just Europeans having lots of fun. Across Europe, festival traditions go back centuries and are filled with time honored pageantry and ritual. Entire communities hurl themselves with abandon into the craziness. We'll careen all over Europe: the Palio horse races in Siena, the Highland games near Edinburgh, the colorful masquerade of Carnival in Venice, Slovenia, and Luzern, Easter festivities in Andaluci´a, Tuscany, and Greece, the springtime Apri

Nov 17, 2017
Ripley's believe it or not!. 14, Shatter your senses! by Ripley's believe it or not!. 14, Shatter your senses!

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Shatter Your Senses! is filled with thousands of strange stories, bizarre feats, and hair-raising oddities from around the world. Discover the sport of underwater ice hockey or marvel at the flower that bloomed in space-it's all weird and all true! Bursting with vibrant and eye-catching photos, as well as submissions from our dedicated readers, this book is a must-have for every Ripley's fan.

Nov 18, 2017
San Francisco noir by Lyon, Fred, photographer, writer of preface. San Francisco noir

Nov 18, 2017
Sexual intelligence - what we really want from sex--and how to get it by Klein, Marty. Sexual intelligence - what we really want from sex--and how to get it

A sex therapist, sociologist, and contributor to Psychology Today presents a revolutionary exploration of the sexual mind that reveals how to have a more fulfilling and rewarding sex life.

Nov 18, 2017
Sleepwalking to Armageddon - the threat of nuclear annihilation by Sleepwalking to Armageddon - the threat of nuclear annihilation

With the worlds attention focused on climate change and terrorism, we are in danger of taking our eyes off the nuclear threat. But rising tensions between Russia and NATO, proxy wars erupting in Syria and Ukraine, a nuclear-armed Pakistan, and stockpiles of aging weapons unsecured around the globe make a nuclear attack or a terrorist attack on a nuclear facility arguably the biggest threat facing humanity. Sleepwalking to Armageddon, pioneering antinuclear activist Helen Caldicott assembles the

Nov 18, 2017
Spineless - the science of jellyfish and the art of growing a backbone by Berwald, Juli, author. Spineless - the science of jellyfish and the art of growing a backbone

"Jellyfish have been swimming in our oceans for well over half a billion years, longer than any other animal that lives on the planet. They make a venom so toxic it can kill a human in three minutes. Their sting--microscopic spears that pierce with five million times the acceleration of gravity--is the fastest known motion in the animal kingdom. Made of roughly 95 percent water, some jellies are barely perceptible virtuosos of disguise, while others glow with a luminescence that has revolutioniz

Nov 18, 2017
Spyplanes - the illustrated guide to manned reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft from World War I to today by Polmar, Norman, author. Spyplanes - the illustrated guide to manned reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft from World War I to today

"Spyplanes is an illustrated history of manned spyplanes, with profiles, pictures, and technical specifications for each plane."--Provided by publisher.

Nov 18, 2017
Squeaky - the life and times of Lynette Alice Fromme by Bravin, Jess. Squeaky - the life and times of Lynette Alice Fromme

Attorney General of the United States for attempting to assassinate then-president Gerald Ford. Meticulously researched for over three and a half years, with hundreds of interviews and thousands of pages of testimony to review, in Squeaky author Jess Bravin has created a psychosocial masterpiece of one American girl who ran away, and ran too far.

Nov 18, 2017
Suave in every situation - a rakish style guide for men by Dupleix, Gonzague, 1981- author. Suave in every situation - a rakish style guide for men

Nov 17, 2017
Supernormal - childhood adversity and the amazing untold story of resilience by Jay, Meg, author. Supernormal - childhood adversity and the amazing untold story of resilience

"Whether it is the loss of a parent to death or divorce; bullying; alcoholism or drug abuse in the home; mental illness in a parent or a sibling; neglect; emotional, physical or sexual abuse; having a parent in jail; or growing up alongside domestic violence, nearly 75% of us experience adversity by the age of 20. But these experiences are often kept secret, as are our courageous battles to overcome them. Drawing on nearly two decades of work with clients and students, Jay tells the tale of ordi

Nov 18, 2017
Teach yourself visually - iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X by Hart-Davis, Guy, author. Teach yourself visually - iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X

"Are you a visual learner? Do you prefer instructions that show you how to do something--and skip the long-winded explanations? If so, then this book is for you. Open it up and you'll find clear, step-by-step screen shots that show you how to tackel more than 140 iPhone tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on the iPhone in no time,"--page [4] of cover.

Nov 17, 2017
The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah - fear and love in the modern Middle East by Levinson, Adam Valen, author. The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah - fear and love in the modern Middle East

Chronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American writer explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most. Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear." From a base in globalized and sterilized Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Aleppo's secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave

Nov 14, 2017
The actor's life - a survival guide by Fischer, Jenna, 1974- author. The actor's life - a survival guide

Nov 18, 2017
The annotated African American folktales by The annotated African American folktales

A treasury of dozens of African-American folktales discusses their role in a broader cultural heritage, sharing such classics as the Brer Rabbit stories, the African trickster Anansi, and tales from the late nineteenth-century's "Southern Workman."

Nov 18, 2017
The bad food bible - how and why to eat sinfully by Carroll, Aaron E., author. The bad food bible - how and why to eat sinfully

Reveals the positive benefits of enjoying moderate portions of vilified ingredients ranging from red meat and alcohol to gluten and salt.

Nov 18, 2017
The best writing on mathematics. 2017 by The best writing on mathematics. 2017

"This annual anthology brings together the year’s finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else--and you don’t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, t

Nov 17, 2017
The bughouse - the poetry, politics, and madness of Ezra Pound by Swift, Daniel, 1977- author. The bughouse - the poetry, politics, and madness of Ezra Pound

Nov 17, 2017
The dawn watch - Joseph Conrad in a global world by Jasanoff, Maya, 1974- author. The dawn watch - Joseph Conrad in a global world

"A visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young historians writing today. Migration, terrorism, the tensions between global capitalism and nationalism, and a communications revolution: these forces shaped Joseph Conrad's destiny at the dawn of the twentieth century. In this brilliant new interpretation of one of the great voices in modern literature, Maya Jasanoff reveals Conrad as a prophet of g

Nov 17, 2017
The Eddie Cantor story - a Jewish life in performance and politics by Weinstein, David, 1967- author. The Eddie Cantor story - a Jewish life in performance and politics

"This absorbing biography chronicles the life and work of one of the most important entertainers of the twentieth century. Eddie Cantor (1892–1964) starred in theater, film, radio, and television. His immense popularity across a variety of media, his pride in his Jewish heritage, and his engagement with pressing political issues distinguished him from other headliners of his era. Paying equal attention to Cantor’s humor and politics, Weinstein documents his significance as a performer, philanthr

Nov 17, 2017
The everything guide to macronutrients - the flexible eating plan for losing fat and getting lean by Dustin, Matt, author. The everything guide to macronutrients - the flexible eating plan for losing fat and getting lean

"Learn about the basics of macronutrients--carbohydrates, fats, and protein--how to count them, and how to successfully lose weight in this new guide! Are you trying to diet but still get tempted by a slice of pizza or a juicy burger, knowing you won't be able to say no? By following a macronutrients plan, you can have your favorite foods without ruining your diet. Carbohydrates, proteins, and fats are three of the most important nutrients found in food. With this guide, you will learn the impor

Nov 18, 2017
The extra woman - how Marjorie Hillis led a generation of women to live alone and like it by Scutts, Joanna, author. The extra woman - how Marjorie Hillis led a generation of women to live alone and like it

Presents a cultural history of independent single women between the 1920s and the 1950s through the reclaimed life of glamorous guru Marjorie Hillis.

Nov 14, 2017
The gods never left us by Däniken, Erich von, 1935- author. The gods never left us

Nov 17, 2017
The great jazz and pop vocal albums by Friedwald, Will, 1961- author. The great jazz and pop vocal albums

"Each of the fifty-seven albums discussed here captures the artist at a high point, if not at the expected moment, of her or his career. The individual cuts are evaluated, the sequencing explicated, the songs and songwriters heralded; anecdotes abound of how songs were born and how artists and producers collaborated. And in appraising each album, Friedwald balances his own opinions with those of musicians, listeners, and critics."--Dust jacket flap.

Nov 17, 2017
The handgun guide for women - shoot straight, shoot safe, and carry with confidence by Dixon-Engel, Tara, author. The handgun guide for women - shoot straight, shoot safe, and carry with confidence

The perfect book for any woman who is interested in purchasing, selecting, and owning a gun, from her first to her five-hundredth firearm.

Nov 18, 2017
The last Republicans - inside the extraordinary relationship between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush by Updegrove, Mark K., author. The last Republicans - inside the extraordinary relationship between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

"Drawing extensively on exclusive access and interviews with both Bush presidents, Updegrove reveals for the first time their influences and perspectives on each other’s presidencies; their views on family, public service, and America’s role in the world; and their unvarnished thoughts on Donald Trump, and the radical transformation of the Republican Party he now leads."--

Nov 17, 2017
The lean farm guide to growing vegetables - more in-depth lean techniques for efficient organic production by Hartman, Ben, 1978- author. The lean farm guide to growing vegetables - more in-depth lean techniques for efficient organic production

Nov 18, 2017
The longevity economy - unlocking the world's fastest-growing, most misunderstood market by Coughlin, Joseph F., author. The longevity economy - unlocking the world's fastest-growing, most misunderstood market

Nov 18, 2017
The Modern Lovers by Maloney, Sean L., author. The Modern Lovers

Nov 18, 2017
The psychobiotic revolution - mood, food, and the new science of the gut-brain connection by Anderson, Scott C., author. The psychobiotic revolution - mood, food, and the new science of the gut-brain connection

"This cutting-edge book reveals how a healthy gut can drive psychological well-being, improve your mood, and combat common diseases including depression, anxiety, obesity, heart disease--even autism and Alzheimer's--all by nurturing your microbiome. Welcome to psychobiotics, the revolutionary new scientific field that treats the common ailments of our time. Leading medical researchers John F. Cryan and Ted Dinan, together with veteran journalist Scott C. Anderson, explain the operations of the a

Nov 18, 2017
The raftsmen by Barnett, Ryan, 1982- author. The raftsmen

"A dramatic retelling of four adventurers who crossed the North Atlantic on a raft, featuring archival photography, film stills taken aboard the raft, news reports, contemporary interviews and original illustrations."--

Nov 18, 2017
The readers' advisory guide to graphic novels by Goldsmith, Francisca, author. The readers' advisory guide to graphic novels

"The first edition of this readers' advisory represented a pioneering effort to provide help and encouragement to librarians diving into this exciting format, and since then the popularity of graphic novels has continued apace. Goldsmith has updated her guide to encompass a bounty of new titles, authors, and styles, ensuring its continued usefulness as a tool for both RA and collection development. Suitable for newbies and hardcore fans alike, this book: sketches in the history of graphic novels

Nov 17, 2017
The telescope in the ice - inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole by Bowen, Mark (Mark Stander), author. The telescope in the ice - inventing a new astronomy at the South Pole

The IceCube Observatory has been called the "weirdest" of the seven wonders of modern astronomy by Scientific American. In The Telescope in the Ice, Mark Bowen tells the amazing story of the people who built the instrument and the science involved. Located near the U. S. Amundsen-Scott Research Station at the geographic South Pole, IceCube is unlike most telescopes in that it is not designed to detect light. It employs a cubic kilometer of diamond-clear ice, more than a mile beneath the surface,

Nov 18, 2017
The typography idea book - inspiration from 50 masters by Heller, Steven, author. The typography idea book - inspiration from 50 masters

Nov 17, 2017
The un-discovered islands - an archipelago of myths and mysteries, phantoms and fakes by Tallack, Malachy, author. The un-discovered islands - an archipelago of myths and mysteries, phantoms and fakes

Be prepared to be captivated by the astounding tales of two dozen islands once believed to be real but no longer on the map. These are the products of the imagination, deception, and human error: an archipelago of ex-islands and forgotten lands. From the well-known story of Atlantis and the mysteries of frozen Thule to more obscure tales from around the globe, and from ancient history right up to the present day, this is an atlas of legend and wonder, with glorious illustrations by Katie Scott.

Nov 18, 2017
The Vanity fair diaries - 1983-1992 by Brown, Tina, author. The Vanity fair diaries - 1983-1992

Provided by amazon.com.

Nov 14, 2017
The vegan holiday cookbook - from elegant appetizers to festive mains and delicious sweets by Laforêt, Marie, 1983- The vegan holiday cookbook - from elegant appetizers to festive mains and delicious sweets

Nov 18, 2017
They can't kill us until they kill us - essays by Willis-Abdurraqib, Hanif, author. They can't kill us until they kill us - essays

"In an age of confusion, fear, and loss, Hanif Abdurraqib's is a voice that matters. Whether he's attending a Bruce Springsteen concert the day after visiting Michael Brown's grave, or discussing public displays of affection at a Carly Rae Jepsen show, he writes with a poignancy and magnetism that resonates profoundly. In essays that have been published by the New York Times, MTV, and Pitchfork, among others--along with original, previously unreleased essays-- Abdurraquib uses music and culture

Nov 18, 2017
This is the place - women writing about home by This is the place - women writing about home

Nov 18, 2017
Topiary, knots and parterres by Foley, Caroline (Writer on gardens), author. Topiary, knots and parterres

"Topiary, knots, and parterres come in many guises, from the grand and imposing to the humble and folksy. In this book Caroline Foley -- with the aid of diarists, writers, wits, designers, gardeners, and garden owners -- traces their story through the centuries and across the world"--Jacket flap.

Nov 18, 2017
Traditional Swedish knitting patterns - 40 motifs and 20 projects by Karlsson, Maja, author. Traditional Swedish knitting patterns - 40 motifs and 20 projects

"Knitting designer Maja Karlsson delved into the fascinating history of Swedish fibercrafts, and discovered a rich tradition of multi-color patterning-- the perfect source of inspiration for this lovely collection of 40 uniquely Swedish motifs, applied and combined into 22 projects. Flowers, borders, geometric figures, landscapes, people, and animals, on their own or together, form the backbone of traditional Swedish stranded patterns. With the help of clear diagrams and full-color knitted swa

Nov 17, 2017
Unscrewed - women, sex, power, and how to stop letting the system screw us all by Friedman, Jaclyn, author. Unscrewed - women, sex, power, and how to stop letting the system screw us all

"From a leading feminist journalist, a searing investigation into the state of sexual power in America, and how to make real progress toward equality"--

Nov 18, 2017
Voices of Medieval England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales - Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life by Voices of Medieval England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales - Contemporary Accounts of Daily Life

Nov 16, 2017
What does this button do? - an autobiography by Dickinson, Bruce, 1958- author. What does this button do? - an autobiography

Pioneers of Britain's nascent Rock & Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. But Iron Maiden's front man -- first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present -- is just one of the many hats Bruce wears. In addition to being a singer and songwriter, he is an airline captain, aviation

Nov 17, 2017
What future - the year's best ideas to reclaim, reanimate & reinvent our future by What future - the year's best ideas to reclaim, reanimate & reinvent our future

Nov 18, 2017
Where the wild coffee grows - the untold story of coffee from the cloud forests of Ethiopia to your cup by Koehler, Jeff, author. Where the wild coffee grows - the untold story of coffee from the cloud forests of Ethiopia to your cup

Nov 18, 2017
Who can you trust? - how technology brought us together and why it might drive us apart by Botsman, Rachel, author. Who can you trust? - how technology brought us together and why it might drive us apart

Argues that society is now built upon a distrust of institutions and government, with people instead tending to trust complete strangers, or even an Internet bot, and explains the mechanics of trust to show how to benefit from this radical shift.

Nov 18, 2017
You don't own me - how Mattel v. MGA entertainment exposed Barbie's dark side by Lobel, Orly, author. You don't own me - how Mattel v. MGA entertainment exposed Barbie's dark side

"The battle between Mattel, the makers of the iconic Barbie doll, and MGA, the company that created the Bratz dolls, was not just a war over best-selling toys, but a war over who owns ideas. When Carter Bryant began designing what would become the billion-dollar line of Bratz dolls, he was taking time off from his job at Mattel, where he designed outfits for Barbie. Later, back at Mattel, he sold his concept for Bratz to rival company MGA. Law professor Orly Lobel reveals the colorful story behi

Nov 14, 2017
Your creative work space - the sweet spot style guide to home office + studio decor by Peacock, Desha, author. Your creative work space - the sweet spot style guide to home office + studio decor

"Known for her eclectic style and helping others see the possibility within themselves, their homes, and personal style, Desha Peacock offers you tips on designing a creative work space that will also inspire you to do the work you are meant to do. Peacock's design tips cover how to use your work space to inspire your best work; choose the right color to enhance your mood; create a cozy virtual office no matter where you live; work with a tiny space in a closet or other nook; mix vintage, modern

Nov 17, 2017