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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 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
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
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
Around the world on a motorcycle - 1928 to 1936 by Sulkowsky, Zoltan. Around the world on a motorcycle - 1928 to 1936

Nov 11, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Miami century fox by Rodríguez Iglesias, Legna, 1984- author. Miami century fox

Nov 17, 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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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 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 typography idea book - inspiration from 50 masters by Heller, Steven, author. The typography idea book - inspiration from 50 masters

Nov 17, 2017
The Vanity fair diaries - 1983-1992 by Brown, Tina, author. The Vanity fair diaries - 1983-1992

Provided by amazon.com.

Nov 14, 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
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
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