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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

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