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Fodor's Northern California by Fodor's Northern California

Dec 12, 2017
Fodor's Travel Southern California 2018 - with Los Angeles, San Diego, the Central Coast & the best road trips. by Fodor's Travel Southern California 2018 - with Los Angeles, San Diego, the Central Coast & the best road trips.

Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Southern California, including beach culture, Cal-Mex cuisine, Hollywood hot spots, and Palm Springs resorts. Includes must-see attractions from Los Angeles to Yosemite; perfect hotels for every budget; best restaurants to satisfy a range of tastes; gorgeous features on missions and the San Diego Zoo; valuable tips on when to go and ways to save; insider perspective from local experts; and color photos and maps.

Dec 12, 2017
Following Fifi - my adventures among wild chimpanzees - lessons from our closest relatives by Crocker, John, MD, author. Following Fifi - my adventures among wild chimpanzees - lessons from our closest relatives

John Crocker spent eight months in the Gombe forest working with Jane Goodall. He would follow families of wild chimpanzees and learn the fundamental behavioural traits of these chimps as they raised their offspring. Upon returning home and becoming a doctor, Crocker found himself incorporating the lessons he learned into his work as a father and physician.

Dec 12, 2017
Fortress America - how we embraced fear and abandoned democracy by May, Elaine Tyler, author. Fortress America - how we embraced fear and abandoned democracy

"Fear has seeped into every area of American life: Americans own more guns than citizens of any other country, sequester themselves in barricaded houses and gated communities, and retreat from public spaces. And yet, since the 1990s crime rates have plummeted. Why then, are Americans so afraid? In Fortress America, award-winning historian Elaine Tyler May demonstrates how our obsession with security has made citizens fear each other and distrust the government, eroding American democracy. This t

Dec 12, 2017
Frankenstein - the first two hundred years by Frayling, Christopher, author. Frankenstein - the first two hundred years

On New Year's Day 1818, Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein was first published in an anonymous three-volume edition of 500 copies. Some thought the book was too radical in implication. A few found the central theme intriguing ... no-one predicted its success. This book, celebrating the two hundredth birthday of Frankenstein, traces, in colourful and engaging ways, the journey of Shelley's Frankenstein from limited edition literature to the bloodstream of contemporary culture. It includes new rese

Dec 12, 2017
From native son to king's men - the literary landscape of 1940s America by McParland, Robert, author. From native son to king's men - the literary landscape of 1940s America

In FromNative Son to King’s Men: The Literary Landscape of 1940s America, Robert McParland examines notable works published throughout the decade. Among the authors covered are James Baldwin, Pearl S. Buck, James Gould Cozzens, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, John Hersey, Norman Mailer, Ann Petry, Irwin Shaw, John Steinbeck, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, and Richard Wright. McParland explores how popular novels, literary fiction, and even short stories by these authors represented this p

Dec 12, 2017
Frommer's Easyguide to Hawaii 2018 by Foster, Jeanette Frommer's Easyguide to Hawaii 2018

Dec 14, 2017
Frommer's easyguide to Paris 2018 by Brooke, Anna E, author. Frommer's easyguide to Paris 2018

Dec 14, 2017
Full battle rattle - my story as the longest-serving special forces A-Team soldier in American history by Lahidji, Changiz, 1950- author. Full battle rattle - my story as the longest-serving special forces A-Team soldier in American history

Dec 14, 2017
Geoengineering Earth's climate - resetting the thermostat by Swanson, Jennifer. Geoengineering Earth's climate - resetting the thermostat

Explains what geoengineering is and the ethical questions surrounding its use.

Dec 14, 2017
Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan by Jones, Alex, author. Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

Dec 8, 2017
Getting started with soldering - a hands-on guide to making electrical and mechanical connections by De Vinck, Marc, author. Getting started with soldering - a hands-on guide to making electrical and mechanical connections

Dec 14, 2017
Ghost towns of the West by Varney, Philip, author. Ghost towns of the West

Dec 14, 2017
Ghost wars - the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001 by Coll, Steve. Ghost wars - the secret history of the CIA, Afghanistan, and bin Laden, from the Soviet invasion to September 10, 2001

Dec 14, 2017
Global discontents - conversations on the rising threats to democracy by Chomsky, Noam, author. Global discontents - conversations on the rising threats to democracy

In wide-ranging interviews with David Barsamian, his longtime interlocutor, Noam Chomsky asks us to consider a world imperiled by climate change and the growing potential for nuclear war. These twelve interviews, conducted from 2013 to 2016, examine the latest developments around the globe: the devastation of Syria, the reach of state surveillance, growing anger over economic inequality, the place of religion in American political culture, and the bitterly contested 2016 U.S. presidential electi

Dec 12, 2017
Goddess of anarchy - the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical by Jones, Jacqueline, 1948- author. Goddess of anarchy - the life and times of Lucy Parsons, American radical

"From a prize-winning historian, a new portrait of an extraordinary activist and the turbulent age in which she lived Goddess of Anarchy recounts the formidable life of the militant writer, orator, and agitator Lucy Parsons. Born to an enslaved woman in Virginia in 1851 and raised in Texas-where she met her husband, the Haymarket "martyr" Albert Parsons-Lucy was a fearless advocate of First Amendment rights, a champion of the working classes, and one of the most prominent figures of African desc

Dec 12, 2017
Good sex - getting off without checking out by Graham, Jessica, 1980- author. Good sex - getting off without checking out

"Jessica Graham demonstrates that a deep spiritual life and an extraordinary sex life are not mutually exclusive in this keenly personal and unflinchingly frank guide to finding mindfulness in sex without losing the fun and adventure. Not only a tool kit for creating a rich and deeply satisfying sex life, this playful, explicit, and transformative book converys the deeper message of how combining meditation with sex can bring about profound spiritual awakenings. Graham discusses everything from

Dec 14, 2017
Gradient knits - 10 lessons and projects using ombre, stranded colorwork, slip-stitch, and texture by Gray, Tanis, author. Gradient knits - 10 lessons and projects using ombre, stranded colorwork, slip-stitch, and texture

"Knit your way through every color of the rainbow! Add a whole new dimension to your knitting projects by utilizing gradient colors with help from Gradient Knits. Go from light to dark, add two-color contrasts, work with multiple colorways, and more. Author Tanis Gray, knitting expert extraordinaire, shows you all the techniques you’ll need to add gorgeous color gradients to a wide variety of projects. Dive right in and get to work with these eye-catching yarns and 10 unique lessons on topics su

Dec 12, 2017
Grass roots - the rise and fall and rise of marijuana in America by Dufton, Emily, author. Grass roots - the rise and fall and rise of marijuana in America

"In the last five years, eight states have legalized recreational marijuana. To many, continued victories seem certain. But pot was on a similar trajectory forty years ago, only to encounter a fierce backlash. In Grass Roots, historian Emily Dufton tells the remarkable story of marijuana's crooked path from acceptance to demonization and back again--and of the earnest hippies, frightened parents, suffering patients, and thousands of other ordinary Americans who made changing marijuana laws their

Dec 8, 2017
Great at work - how top performers work less and achieve more by Hansen, Morten T, author. Great at work - how top performers work less and achieve more

Dec 8, 2017

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