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

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

Nov 18, 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
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
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
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
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 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
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

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