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200 SKILLS EVERY FASHION DESIGNER MUST HAVE : THE INDISPENSABLE GUIDE TO BUILDING SKILLS AND TURNING IDEAS INTO REALITY
"Fashion is all about experimenting with styles, pushing the boundaries, and setting new trends. But despite changing seasons and tastes, the staple skills necessary for a fashion designer always stay the same. 200 Skills Every Fashion Designer Must Have offers a practical overview of the core concepts and techniques required. Readers will find: Step-by-step tutorials for essential skills Tips on techniques for sewing and alterations Guidance on working with fabrics, textures, and patterns Fundamental concepts explained in vocational context. A review of the entire creative process, from idea generation, design, and garment construction to showing a collection on the cat walk Illustrations, photographs, easy-to-follow instructions, and more Fashion students, bloggers, and aspiring professionals alike will discover what it takes to bring their ideas to life, establish their brand, and evolve from being a good designer into a great one." -- ONIX annotation.
ADOBE LIGHTROOM CC AND PHOTOSHOP CC FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS
by Snider, Lesa, author.
006.6866 SNI
"The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Lightroom in conjunction with Adobe Photoshop. Classroom in a Book, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program doesan official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts."-- Amazon.com.
AFRICAN INDEPENDENCE : HOW AFRICA SHAPES THE WORLD
by Zuberi, Tukufu, author.
960.33 ZUB
AGE OF ANGER : A HISTORY OF THE PRESENT
by Mishra, Pankaj, author.
909.8 MIS
"One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world--from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers our bewilderment by casting his gaze back to the eighteenth century, before leading us to the present. He shows that as the world became modern those who were unable to fulfill its promises--freedom, stability and prosperity--were increasingly susceptible to demagogues. The many who came late to this new world or were left, or pushed, behind, reacted in horrifyingly similar ways: intense hatred of invented enemies, attempts to re-create an imaginary golden age, and self-empowerment through spectacular violence. It was from among the ranks of the disaffected that the militants of the 19th century arose--angry young men who became cultural nationalists in Germany, messianic revolutionaries in Russia, bellicose chauvinists in Italy, and anarchist terrorists internationally. Today, just as then, the wider embrace of mass politics, technology, and the pursuit of wealth and individualism has cast many more billions adrift in a literally demoralized world, uprooted from tradition but still far from modernity--with the same terrible results. Making startling connections and comparisons, Age of Anger is a book of immense urgency and profound argument. It is a history of our present predicament unlike any other"-- Provided by publisher.
THE AIRBNB STORY : HOW THREE ORDINARY GUYS DISRUPTED AN INDUSTRY, MADE BILLIONS   AND CREATED PLENTY OF CONTROVERSY
"This is the remarkable behind-the-scenes story of the creation and growth of Airbnb, the online lodging platform that has become, in under a decade, the largest provider of accommodations in the world. At first just the wacky idea of cofounders Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia, and Nathan Blecharczyk, Airbnb has disrupted the $500 billion hotel industry, and its $30 billion valuation is now larger than that of Hilton and close to that of Marriott. Airbnb is beloved by the millions of members in its "host" community and the travelers they shelter every night. And yet, even as the company has blazed such an unexpected path, this is the first book solely dedicated to the phenomenon of Airbnb. Fortune editor Leigh Gallagher explores the success of Airbnb along with the more controversial side of its story. Regulators want to curb its rapid expansion hotel industry leaders wrestle with the disruption it has caused them and residents and customers alike struggle with the unintended consequences of opening up private homes for public consumption. This is also the first in depth study of Airbnb's leader, Brian Chesky, the quirky and curious young CEO, as he steers the company into new markets and increasingly uncharted waters"--Amazon.com.
ANIMALS STRIKE CURIOUS POSES : ESSAYS
by Passarello, Elena, author.
814.6 PAS
THE ART OF INVISIBILITY : THE WORLD
"Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, teaches you easy cloaking and counter-measures for citizens and consumers in the age of Big Brother and Big Data. Like it or not, your every move is being watched and analyzed. Consumer's identities are being stolen, and a person's every step is being tracked and stored. What once might have been dismissed as paranoia is now a hard truth, and privacy is a luxury few can afford or understand. In this explosive yet practical book, Kevin Mitnick illustrates what is happening without your knowledge--and he teaches you 'the art of invisibility'." -- Provided by publisher.
BACK POCKET PASTA : COOK INSPIRED DINNERS ON THE FLY
by Henry, Colu, author.
641.822 HEN
BACKPACKING NEW YORK : 37 GREAT HIKES
by Mitchell, Jeff, 1974- author.
796.5109 MIT
BANNERS, BUNTINGS, GARLANDS & PENNANTS : 40 CREATIVE IDEAS USING PAPER, FABRIC & MORE
"Festive and eye-catching, banners, buntings, garlands, and pennants add visual fun to almost any type of celebration or space. These 40 quick and easy projects -- made of paper, fabric, felt, and more -- make beautiful displays. Use them for special events, for holidays, when entertaining, or even just to spice up a room. A basics section gives beginners a primer on the materials and techniques they need"--provided by Amazon.com.
BASEBALL AMERICA PROSPECT HANDBOOK
by Baseball America (Firm)
796.357 BAS
Provides overviews of every major league organization and includes analysis of the draft, rankings of the best prospects, and profiles of players.
BATTLE HYMN : THE BEST AND WORST CIVIL WAR GENERALS
by Walsh, Richard M., author.
973.7092 WAL
BEAUTIFUL : ALL-AMERICAN DECORATING AND TIMELESS STYLE
by Sikes, Mark D., author, designer.
747 SIK
BECOMING FLUENT : HOW COGNITIVE SCIENCE CAN HELP ADULTS LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
by Roberts, Richard (Richard Miller), 1959-
401.93 ROB
Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, adults may be further discouraged when they find the methods used to teach children don't seem to work for them. What is an adult language learner to do? In this book, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz draw on insights from psychology and cognitive science to show that adults can master a foreign language if they bring to bear the skills and knowledge they have honed over a lifetime. Adults shouldn't try to learn as children do they should learn like adults. Roberts and Kreuz report evidence that adults can learn new languages even more easily than children. Children appear to have only two advantages over adults in learning a language: they acquire a native accent more easily, and they do not suffer from self-defeating anxiety about learning a language. Adults, on the other hand, have the greater advantages--gained from experience--of an understanding of their own mental processes and knowing how to use language to do things. Adults have an especially advantageous grasp of pragmatics, the social use of language, and Roberts and Kreuz show how to leverage this metalinguistic ability in learning a new language. Learning a language takes effort. But if adult learners apply the tools acquired over a lifetime, it can be enjoyable and rewarding.--Publisher description.
THE BEGINNER
"The prospect of revamping a yard is daunting. Where do you start? How do all the various areas come together in a beautiful, cohesive way? The Beginner's Guide to Starting a Garden simplifies the process by showing you how to spend fewer hours (and a minimal amount of money) in the garden by tackling one small area at a time. You'll find garden plans for ten unique areas--the entryway, the shady areas under trees, and more--that can be linked together over time to create a unified yard, and plants that are dependable, easy to find, and look good year after year. You'll also learn the basics of good design, which plants offer the most bloom for your buck, and how to avoid the most common planting mistakes,"-- Amazon.com.
BIRDS, BEES, AND BUTTERFLIES : BRINGING NATURE INTO YOUR YARD AND GARDEN
by Hajeski, Nancy J., 1951- author.
639.978 HAJ
"Generously illustrated and full of practical information, this approachable reference covers the wide world of birds, butterflies, and pollinating insects, including honeybees, and how to bring them into a yard and garden. For the new homeowner choosing shrubs and flowers for landscaping or the retired couple with bird feeders out the picture window, this thorough text combines tips and advice with solid science. Rich, colorful photographs illustrate every page. What types of bird feed attract your favorite birds? Which flowers will bring the most butterflies into your backyard? What can you plant to promote the health of the beleaguered honeybee? All these questions and more will be answered amply in this beautiful gift book."-- Amazon.com.
BLACK EDGE : INSIDE INFORMATION, DIRTY MONEY, AND THE QUEST TO BRING DOWN THE MOST WANTED MAN ON WALL STREET
"The story of billionaire trader Steven Cohen, the rise and fall of his hedge fund SAC Capital, and the largest insider trading investigation in history--for readers of The Big Short, Den of Thieves, and Dark Money Steven A. Cohen changed Wall Street. He and his fellow pioneers of the hedge fund industry didn't lay railroads, build factories, or invent new technologies. Rather, they made their billions through speculation, by placing bets in the market that turned out to be right more often than wrong--and for this, they gained not only extreme personal wealth but formidable influence throughout society. Hedge funds now oversee more than $3 trillion in assets, and the competition between them is so fierce that traders will do whatever they can to get an edge. Cohen was one of the industry's biggest success stories, the person everyone else in the business wanted to be. Born into a middle-class family on Long Island, he longed from an early age to be a star on Wall Street. He mastered poker in high school, went off to Wharton, and in 1992 launched the hedge fund SAC Capital, which he built into a $15 billion empire, almost entirely on the basis of his wizardlike stock trading. He cultivated an air of mystery, reclusiveness, and excess, building a 35,000-square-foot mansion in Greenwich, Connecticut, flying to work by helicopter, and amassing one of the largest private art collections in the world. On Wall Street, Cohen was revered as a genius: one of the greatest traders who ever lived. That image was shattered when SAC Capital became the target of a sprawling, seven-year investigation, led by a determined group of FBI agents, prosecutors, and SEC enforcement attorneys. Labeled by prosecutors as a "magnet for market cheaters" whose culture encouraged the relentless pursuit of "edge"--and even "black edge," which is inside information--SAC Capital was ultimately indicted and pleaded guilty to charges of securities and wire fraud in connection with a vast insider trading scheme, even as Cohen himself was never c
BLUE ON BLUE : AN INSIDER
The longest-serving chief of the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau shares real-world insights into how corrupt and lawbreaking police officers are investigated and stopped, reflecting on stories of memorable cases and the contributions of present and former leaders.
THE BOLD DRY GARDEN : LESSONS FROM THE RUTH BANCROFT GARDEN
by Silver, Johanna, author.
635.9525 SIL
THE BOOK THIEVES : THE NAZI LOOTING OF EUROPE
"While the Nazi party was being condemned by much of the world for burning books, they were already hard at work perpetrating an even greater literary crime. Through extensive new research that included records saved by the Monuments Men themselves--Anders Rydell tells the untold story of Nazi book theft, as he himself joins the effort to return the stolen books. When the Nazi soldiers ransacked Europe's libraries and bookshops, large and small, the books they stole were not burned. Instead, the Nazis began to compile a library of their own that they could use to wage an intellectual war on literature and history. In this secret war, the libraries of Jews, Communists, Liberal politicians, LGBT activists, Catholics, Freemasons, and many other opposition groups were appropriated for Nazi research, and used as an intellectual weapon against their owners. But when the war was over, most of the books were never returned. Instead many found their way into the public library system, where they remain to this day. Now, Rydell finds himself entrusted with one of these stolen volumes, setting out to return it to its rightful owner. It was passed to him by the small team of heroic librarians who have begun the monumental task of combing through Berlin's public libraries to identify the looted books and reunite them with the families of their original owners. For those who lost relatives in the Holocaust, these books are often the only remaining possession of their relatives they have ever held. And as Rydell travels to return the volume he was given, he shows just how much a single book can mean to those who own it,"-- Amazon.com.
BUILDING THE NEW AMERICAN ECONOMY : SMART, FAIR, AND SUSTAINABLE
"...the renowned economist Jeffrey D. Sachs offers a practical strategy to move America, seemingly more divided than ever, toward a new consensus : sustainable development. Sustainable development is a holistic approach that emphasizes economic, social and environmental objectives in shaping policy. In focusing too much on economic growth, the United States has neglected rising economic inequality and dire environmental threats. Now, even growth is imperiled. Sachs explores issues that have captivated the nation and political debate, including infrastructure, trade deals, energy policy, the proper size and role of government, the national debt and income inequality. Not only does he provide illuminating and accessible explanations of the forces at work in each case, but he also presents specific policy solutions..." (From book jacket).
BUSINESS WRITING SCENARIOS : WRITING FROM THE INSIDE
by Ramsey, Jon, author.
808.066 RAM
CAN
by Begley, Sharon, 1956- author.
616.8522 BEG
CANNIBALISM : A PERFECTLY NATURAL HISTORY
by Schutt, Bill, author.
394.9 SCH
"A research associate at the American Museum of Natural History presents a tour of cannibalism in the human and animal worlds to explore its evolutionary roles and how it has manifested culturally as a survival mechanism, burial ritual, and warfare tactic."-- Provided by publisher.
CAREER PATHS IN PSYCHOLOGY : WHERE YOUR DEGREE CAN TAKE YOU
"Psychologists and others from the US detail 30 careers in psychology in academia, clinical and counseling psychology, and settings like business, nonprofits, the military, and schools, for those who have a PhD, EdD, or PsyD. Each chapter focuses on a specific career and provides information on the nature of the career, its daily activities, the range of compensation, advantages and disadvantages of the career, personal and professional attributes desirable for success, opportunities for employment and advancement, and planning educational and professional experiences to prepare for it." -- Provided by publisher.
CATHOLIC HISTORY FOR TODAY
We can't understand the issues swirling in today's Catholic church without understanding the past. In Catholic History for Today's Church acclaimed historian John W. O'Malley, SJ, illuminates some of today s most contentious issues from celibacy to the role of the pope through their history. In his characteristically engaging style, O'Malley's essays provide readers with an overview of each theme in history then explore how that past connects with life today. Many of the essays highlight his expertise on the papacy and the papal curia, as well as the significance and legacies of the Council of Trent and Vatican II. By taking a historical approach, O'Malley shows how contemporary issues arose, assesses where they are today, and suggests how they might be changed for the better. Catholic History for Today's Church takes an invaluable long view on topics that too often find us shortsighted.
CAUGHT IN THE REVOLUTION : PETROGRAD, RUSSIA, 1917--A WORLD ON THE EDGE
"Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport's masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin's Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St. Petersburg) was in turmoil--felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt. There, the foreign visitors who filled hotels, clubs, bars and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps and beneath their windows. Among this disparate group were journalists, diplomats, businessmen, bankers, governesses, volunteer nurses and expatriate socialites. Many kept diaries and wrote letters home: from an English nurse who had already survived the sinking of the Titanic to the black valet of the US Ambassador, far from his native Deep South to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who had come to Petrograd to inspect the indomitable Women's Death Battalion led by Maria Bochkareva. Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action--to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to an assortment of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped in a 'red madhouse'"-- Provided by publisher.
CIVIL WARS : A HISTORY IN IDEAS
by Armitage, David, 1965- author.
355.0218 ARM
"A highly original history, tracing civil war, the least understood and most intractable form of organized human aggression, from Ancient Rome through the centuries to present day"-- Provided by publisher.
CONVERGENCE : THE IDEA AT THE HEART OF SCIENCE : HOW THE DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES ARE COMING TOGETHER TO TELL ONE COHERENT, INTERLOCKING STORY, AND MAKING SCIENCE THE BASIS FOR OTHER FORMS OF KNOWLEDGE
A brilliant history of science over the past 150 years that offers a powerful new argument, that the many disparate scientific branches are converging on the same truths. Convergence is a history of modern science with an original and significant twist. Various scientific disciplines, despite their very different beginnings, have been coming together over the past 150 years, converging and coalescing. Intimate connections have been discovered between physics and chemistry, psychology and biology, genetics and linguistics. In this groundbreaking book, Peter Watson identifies one extraordinary master narrative, capturing how the sciences are slowly resolving into one overwhelming, interlocking story about the universe. Watson begins his narrative in the 1850s, the decade when, he argues, the convergence of the sciences began. The idea of the conservation of energy was introduced in this decade, as was Darwin's theory of evolution, both of which rocketed the sciences forward and revealed unimagined interconnections and overlaps between disciplines. The story then proceeds from each major breakthrough and major scientist to the next, leaping between fields and linking them together. Decade after decade, the story captures every major scientific advance en route to the present, proceeding like a cosmic detective story, or the world's most massive code-breaking effort. Watson's is a thrilling new approach to the history of science, revealing how each piece falls into place, and how each uncovers an "emerging order." Convergence is, as Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Weinberg has put it, "he deepest thing about the universe." And Watson's comprehensive and eye-opening book argues that all our scientific efforts are indeed approaching unity. Told through the eyes of the scientists themselves, charting each discovery and breakthrough, it is a gripping way to learn what we now know about the universe and where our inquiries are heading.
CRAVINGS : HOW I CONQUERED FOOD
by Collins, Judy, 1939- author.
B COLLINS
"A candid memoir by folk legend Judy Collins of her lifelong struggle with compulsive overeating and the spiritual solution that saved her. Since childhood, Judy Collins has been preoccupied, haunted, seduced, and taunted by food, a problem that nearly cost her her career and her life. For decades she thought her food issues were moral issues--lack of self-will, lack of discipline--and she worked hard at controlling what she thought of as her shameful inclinations, employing measures that led to serious health complications. Today she knows she was born with an addiction to sugar and grains, flour and wheat. The discovery of a solution to her problem prompted the desire to share what she has learned, which has brought her peace of mind, a clean food plan, years of maintaining the same weight, and a glow of joy and health. Alternating between chapters on her life and those of the many diet gurus she has come to know (from Lord Byron to Atkins, Jean Nidetch of Weight Watchers, and Andrew Weil), Cravings is the story of the mountains Collins has climbed and the monsters she has encountered on the path to recovery"-- Provided by publisher.
DADLAND
by Carew, Keggie, author.
B CAREW
"Keggie Carew grew up in the gravitational field of an unorthodox father who lived on his wits and dazzling charm. For most of her adult life, Keggie was kept at arm's length from her father's personal history, but when she is invited to join him for the sixtieth anniversary of the Jedburghs--an elite special operations unit that was the first collaboration between the American and British intelligence agencies during World War II--a new door opens in their relationship. As dementia stakes a claim over his memory, Keggie embarks on a quest to unravel her father's story, and soon finds herself in a far more consuming place than she had bargained for. Tom Carew was a maverick, a left-handed stutterer, a law unto himself. As a Jedburgh he was parachuted behind enemy lines to raise guerrilla resistance first against the Germans in France, then against the Japanese in Southeast Asia, where he won the moniker "Lawrence of Burma." But his wartime exploits are only the beginning. Part family memoir, part energetic military history, Dadland takes us on a spellbinding journey, in peace and war, into surprising corners of twentieth-century politics, her rackety English childhood, the poignant breakdown of her family, the corridors of dementia and beyond. As Keggie pieces her father--and herself--back together again, she celebrates the technicolor life of an impossible, irresistible, unstoppable man"-- Provided by publisher.
DEMOCRACY : A CASE STUDY
by Moss, David A., 1964- author.
320.473 MOS
"Historian David Moss adapts the case study method made famous by Harvard Business School to revitalize our conversations about governance and democracy and show how the United States has often thrived on political conflict. These 19 cases ask us to weighchoices and consequences, wrestle with momentous decisions, and come to our own conclusions." -- Provided by publisher
DESIGNING CREATURES AND CHARACTERS : HOW TO BUILD AN ARTIST
Ever wondered how you could become a character designer for video games, film or animation? Veteran art director and concept artist Marc Taro Holmes shares proven methods for honing the skills and building the portfolio necessary to become a pro gaming artist. This is the first and only work-at-your-own pace home study program that teaches the crucial insider knowledge needed to break into the entertainment-design industry and develop your own style--all you need are a pencil, paper and your imagination.
DOWNSIZING THE FAMILY HOME : WHAT TO SAVE, WHAT TO LET GO
by Jameson, Marni, author.
648.5 JAM
It's a rite of passage almost no one will escape: the difficult, emotional journey of downsizing your or your aging parents' home. Here, nationally syndicated home columnist Marni Jameson sensitively guides readers through the process, from opening that first closet, to sorting through a lifetime's worth of possessions, to selling the homestead itself. Using her own personal journey as a basis, she helps you figure out a strategy and create a mindset to accomplish the task quickly, respectfully, rewardingly--and, in the best of situations, even memorably. Throughout, she combines her been-there experience with insights from national experts--antiques appraisers, garage-sale gurus, professional organizers, and psychologists--to offer practical wisdom and heartwarming advice so you know with certainty what to keep, toss or sell.
DROUGHT-RESISTANT PLANTING : LESSONS FROM BETH CHATTO
The story of how Beth Chatto created her famous gravel garden will give hope to all gardeners who hope their plants may flourish in spite of poor soil and drought.
DUST BOWL GIRLS : THE INSPIRING STORY OF THE TEAM THAT BARNSTORMED ITS WAY TO BASKETBALL GLORY
"At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance at a better life: a free college education if they would come play for his basketball team, the Cardinals. Despite their fears of leaving home and the sacrifices faced by their families, the women followed Babb and his dream. He shaped the Cardinals into a formidable team, and something extraordinary began to happen: with passion for the game and heartfelt loyalty to one another and their coach, they won every game. Combining exhilarating sports writing and exceptional storytelling, Dust Bowl Girls conveys the intensity of an improbable journey to an epic showdown with the prevailing national champions, helmed by the legendary Babe Didrikson. And it captures a moment in American sports history when a visionary coach helped his young athletes achieve more than a winning season"-- Provided by publisher.
EARNING THE ROCKIES : HOW GEOGRAPHY SHAPES AMERICA
by Kaplan, Robert D., 1952- author.
306.0973 KAP
"As a boy, Robert Kaplan recalls his father driving trucks across the country to earn a living for his family, a man who witnessed and understood America from a ground-level perspective. In Earning the Rockies, Kaplan undertakes his own cross-country journey to recapture an appreciation and understanding of American geography that is often lost in the jet age. Along the way, he witnesses both prosperity and decline--increasingly cosmopolitan cities that benefit from globalization, impoverished small towns abandoned by the same--and paints a bracingly clear portrait of America today, including the anger and alienation that is currently giving rise to Trump and Sanders candidacies. Kaplan lays bare the roots of American greatness--the fact that we are a nation, empire, and continent all at once--and how westward expansion shaped our national character, and should shape our foreign policy"-- Provided by publisher.
EATALY : CONTEMPORARY ITALIAN COOKING
Antipasti -- Soups -- Fresh pasta -- Dried pasta -- Rice -- Savory tarts and pies -- Fish and seafood -- Meat -- Vegetables and legumes -- Grains -- Breads, pizzas, focaccias, and fritters -- Cheese -- Desserts -- Sweet tarts, cakes, and cookies --
ELIZABETH BISHOP : A MIRACLE FOR BREAKFAST
by Marshall, Megan, author.
B BISHOP
"From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, a brilliantly rendered life of one of our most admired American poets. Since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only one hundred poems in her lifetime, has become one of America's best-loved poets. And yet -- painfully shy and living out of public view in Key West and Brazil, among other hideaways -- she has never been seen so fully as a woman and an artist. Megan Marshall makes incisive and moving use of a newly discovered cache of Bishop's letters -- to her psychiatrist and to three of her lovers -- to reveal a much darker childhood than has been known, a secret affair, and the last chapter of her passionate romance with the Brazilian modernist designer Lota de Macedo Soares. These elements of Bishop's life, along with her friendships with poets Marianne Moore and Robert Lowell, are brought to life with novelistic intensity. And by alternating the narrative line of biography with brief passages of memoir, Marshall, who studied with Bishop in her storied 1970s poetry workshop at Harvard, offers the reader a compelling glimpse of the ways poetry and biography, subject and biographer, are entwined. Finally, in this riveting portrait of a life lived for -- and saved by -- art, Marshall captures the enduring magic of Bishop's creative achievement"-- Provided by publisher.
FED UP : AN INSIDER
by Booth, Danielle DiMartino, author.
332.11 BOO
"An insider's unflinching expose of the toxic culture within the Federal Reserve. In the early 2000s, as a Wall Street escapee writing a financial column for the Dallas Morning News. Booth attracted attention for her bold criticism of the Fed's low interest rate policies and her cautionary warnings about the bubbly housing market.Nobody was more surprised than she when the folks at the Dallas Federal Reserve invited her aboard. Figuring she could have more of an impact on Fed policies from the inside, she accepted the call to duty and rose to be one of Dallas Fed president Richard Fisher's closest advisors. To her dismay, the culture at the Fed--and its leadership--were not just ignorant of the brewing financial crisis, but indifferent to its very possibility. They interpreted their job of keeping the economy going to mean keeping Wall Street afloat at the expense of the American taxpayer. But bad Fed policy created unaffordable housing, skewed incentives, rampant corporate financial engineering, stagnant wages, an exodus from the labor force, and skyrocketing student debt. Booth observed firsthand how the Fed abdicated its responsibility to the American people both before and after the financial crisis--and how nobody within the Fed seems to have learned or changed from the experience. Today, the Federal Reserve is still controlled by 1,000 PhD economists and run by an unelected West Coast radical with no direct business experience. The Fed continues to enable Congress to grow our nation's ballooning debt and avoid making hard choices, despite the high psychological and monetary costs. And our addiction to the "heroin" of low interest rates is pushing our economy towards yet another collapse. This book is Booth's clarion call for a change in the way America's most powerful financial institution is run--before it's too late"-- Provided by publisher.
FLâNEUSE : WOMEN WALK THE CITY IN PARIS, NEW YORK, TOKYO, VENICE AND LONDON
Part cultural meander, part memoir, Flaneuse traces the relationship between singular women and their cities as a way to map her own life, a journey that begins in New York and takes us to Paris, via Venice, Tokyo, and London, including the paths beaten by such flaneuses as the cross-dressing, nineteenth-century novelist George Sand, the Parisian artist Sophie Calle, the journalist Martha Gellhorn, and the writer Jean Rhys. With tenacity and insight, Elkin creates a mosaic of what urban settings have meant to women, charting through literature, art, history, and film women's sometimes liberating, sometimes fraught relationship to the metropolis.
FREDERICK DOUGLASS IN BROOKLYN
by Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895, author.
973.8 DOU
This collection of Douglasss speeches in Brooklyn displays the power of the former slaves oratory before, during, and after the Civil War. Editor Hamm, a professor of media studies, places a selection of carefully reconstructed speeches in this slim volume, and gives useful context on how they were locally received. A concise introduction provides detail about 19th-century Brooklyn and its conflicted legacy of racial prejudice and abolitionism.
FREE SPEECH BEYOND WORDS : THE SURPRISING REACH OF THE FIRST AMENDMENT
"The Supreme Court has unanimously held that Jackson Pollock's paintings, Arnold Schoenberg's music, and Lewis Carroll's poem "Jabberwocky" are "unquestionably shielded" by the First Amendment. Nonrepresentational art, instrumental music, and nonsense: all receive constitutional coverage under an amendment protecting "the freedom of speech," even though none involves what we typically think of as speech. Drawing on existing legal doctrine, aesthetics, and analytical philosophy, three celebrated law scholars show us how and why speech beyond words should be fundamental to our understanding of the First Amendment." -- Adapted from publisher description.
FROM BACTERIA TO BACH AND BACK : THE EVOLUTION OF MINDS
by Dennett, D. C. (Daniel Clement), author.
128.2 DEN
A leading philosopher offers a major new account of the origins of the conscious mind that explores the deep interactions of evolution, brains, and human culture, demonstrating the role of culture in installing memes, including language, in the mind.
GAME CHANGERS : THE UNSUNG HEROINES OF SPORTS HISTORY
by Schiot, Molly, author.
796.0922 SCH
"Based on the Instagram account @TheUnsungHeroines, a celebration of the pioneering, forgotten female athletes of the twentieth century that features rarely seen photos and new interviews with past and present game changers including Abby Wambach and Cari Champion"-- Provided by publisher.
THE GENIUS OF JUDAISM
by Levy, Bernard-Henri, author.
296 LEV
The Genius of Judaism is a breathtaking new vision and understanding of what it means to be a Jew, a vision quite different from the one we're used to. It is rooted in the Talmudic traditions of argument and conflict, rather than biblical commandments, borne out in struggle and study, not in blind observance. At the very heart of the matter is an obligation to the other, to the dispossessed, and to the forgotten, an obligation that, as Levy vividly recounts, he has sought to embody over decades of championing lost causes, from Bosnia to Africa's forgotten wars, from Libya to the Kurdish Peshmerga's desperate fight against the Islamic State, a battle raging as we speak. Levy offers a fresh, surprising critique of a new and stealthy form of anti-Semitism on the rise as well as a provocative defense of Israel from the left. He reveals the overlooked Jewish roots of Western democratic ideals and confronts the current Islamist threat while intellectually dismantling it. Jews are not a chosen people, Levy explains, but a treasure whose spirit must continue to inform moral thinking and courage today.
GET WELL SOON : HISTORY
by Wright, Jennifer Ashley, 1986- author.
614.4 WRI
"A humorous book about history's worst plagues from the Antonine Plague, to leprosy, to polio and the heroes who fought them In 1518, in a small town in France, Frau Troffea began dancing and didn't stop. She danced herself to her death six days later, and soon thirty-four more villagers joined her. Then more. In a month more than 400 people had died from the mysterious dancing plague. In late-nineteenth-century England an eccentric gentleman founded the No Nose Club in his gracious townhome a social clubfor those who had lost their noses, and other body parts, to the plague of syphilis for which there was then no cure. And in turn-of-the-century New York, an Irish cook caused two lethal outbreaks of typhoid fever, a case that transformed her into the notorious Typhoid Mary and led to historic medical breakthroughs. Throughout time, humans have been terrified and fascinated by the plagues they've suffered from. Get Well Soon delivers the gruesome, morbid details of some of the worst plagues in human history, as well as stories of the heroic figures who fought to ease their suffering. With her signature mix of in-depth research and upbeat storytelling, and not a little dark humor, Jennifer Wright explores history's most gripping and deadly outbreaks."-- Provided by publisher.
GLASS HOUSE : THE 1% ECONOMY AND THE SHATTERING OF THE ALL-AMERICAN TOWN
by Alexander, Brian, 1959- author.
338.6042 ALE
GOVERNING GLOBAL HEALTH : WHO RUNS THE WORLD AND WHY?
by Clinton, Chelsea, author.
362.1 CLI
GREAT CROSSINGS : INDIANS, SETTLERS, AND SLAVES IN THE AGE OF JACKSON
"In this beautifully written book, prize-winning historian Christina Snyder reinterprets the history of Jacksonian America. Usually, this drama focuses on whites who turned west to conquer a continent, extending liberty as they went. Great Crossings features Indians from across the continent seeking new ways to assert anciently-held rights, and people of African descent who challenged the United States to live up to its ideals. These diverse groups met in an experimental community in central Kentucky called Great Crossings, home to the first federal Indian school and a famous interracial family. Great Crossings embodied monumental changes then transforming North America. The United States, within the span of a few decades, grew from an East Coast nation to a continental empire."--Provided by publisher.
THE GREAT EQUALIZER : HOW MAIN STREET CAPITALISM CAN CREATE AN ECONOMY FOR EVERYONE
"The experts say that America's best days are behind us, that mediocre long-term economic growth is baked in the cake, and that politically, socially, and racially, the United States will continue to tear itself apart. But David Smick--hedge fund strategist and author of the 2008 bestseller The World Is Curved--argues that the experts are wrong. In recent decades, a Corporate Capitalism of top down mismanagement and backroom deal-making has smothered America's innovative spirit. Policy now favors the big, the corporate, and the status quo at the expense of the small, the inventive, and the entrepreneurial. The result is that working and middle class Americans have seen their incomes flat-lining and their American Dreams slipping away. In response, Smick calls for the great equalizer, a Main Street Capitalism of mass small-business startups and bottom-up innovation, all unfolding on a level playing field. Introducing a fourteen-point plan of bipartisan reforms for unleashing America's creativity and confidence, his forward-thinking book describes a new climate of dynamism where every man and woman is a potential entrepreneur--especially those at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder. Ultimately, Smick argues, economies are more than statistical measurements of supply and demand, economic output, and rates of return. Economies are people--their hopes, fears, dreams, and expectations. The Great Equalizer is a call for a set of new paradigms that inspire and empower average American people to reimagine and reboot their economy. It is a manifesto asserting that, with a new kind of economic policy, America's best days lie ahead"-- Provided by publisher.
THE GREAT LEVELER : VIOLENCE AND THE HISTORY OF INEQUALITY FROM THE STONE AGE TO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
"Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that inequality never dies peacefully. Inequality declines when carnage and disaster strike and increases when peace and stability return. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of violent shocks in reducing inequality over the full sweep of human history around the world. Ever since humans began to farm, herd livestock, and pass on their assets to future generations, economic inequality has been a defining feature of civilization. Over thousands of years, only violent events have significantly lessened inequality. The "Four Horsemen" of leveling--mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic plagues--have repeatedly destroyed the fortunes of the rich. Scheidel identifies and examines these processes, from the crises of the earliest civilizations to the cataclysmic world wars and communist revolutions of the twentieth century. Today, the violence that reduced inequality in the past seems to have diminished, and that is a good thing. But it casts serious doubt on the prospects for a more equal future. An essential contribution to the debate about inequality, The Great Leveler provides important new insights about why inequality is so persistent--and why it is unlikely to decline anytime soon" -- from Amazon.
HARVEST : UNEXPECTED PROJECTS USING 47 EXTRAORDINARY GARDEN PLANTS
by Bittner, Stefani, 1969- author.
641.65 BIT
A beautifully photographed, gift-worthy guide to growing, harvesting, and utilizing 47 unexpected garden plants to make organic pantry staples, fragrances, floral arrangements, beverages, cocktails, beauty products, bridal gifts, and more.
HERB GARDENING : HOW TO PREPARE SOIL, CHOOSE YOUR PLANTS, AND CARE FOR, HARVEST, AND USE YOUR HERBS
"Whether you want to try growing basil on your back porch or you're looking to plant a field of mint, you'll find what you need in Herb gardening. Learn how to choose the site and the plants, grow and mature them, and harvest the results." -- From publisher.
HIDDEN FIGURES : THE AMERICAN DREAM AND THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE BLACK WOMEN MATHEMATICIANS WHO HELPED WIN THE SPACE RACE
Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation.
HIGH NOTES : SELECTED WRITINGS OF GAY TALESE
by Talese, Gay, author.
814.54 TAL
"High Notes draws from six decades of Talese's work, from his long-form pieces for Esquire to his more autobiographical writings of the eighties and nineties to his twenty-first-century reflections on New York, New Yorkers, and the institution of which he is the longtime chronicler, the New York Times"-- Provided by publisher.
HIT MAKERS : THE SCIENCE OF POPULARITY IN AN AGE OF DISTRACTION
by Thompson, Derek, 1986- author.
306.3 THO
Presents an investigation into the lucrative quality of popularity in the twenty-first century to share economic insights into what makes ideas, productions, and products successful.
HOMO DEUS : A BRIEF HISTORY OF TOMORROW
by Harari, Yuval N, author.
909.83 HAR
Examines the civilized world's achievements in controlling famine, disease, and war while making provocative predictions about the evolutionary goals of the twenty-first century.
A HOUSE FULL OF FEMALES : PLURAL MARRIAGE AND WOMEN
Presents a revelatory and deeply intimate exploration of the world of early Mormon women that draws on nineteenth-century diaries, letters, albums, minute-books, and quilts created by first-generation Latter-Day Saints.
HOW CAN I GET BETTER? : AN ACTION PLAN FOR TREATING RESISTANT LYME AND CHRONIC DISEASE
"Horowitz is one of the most prominent 'Lyme literate' physicians...patients wait for months to see him, and several told me that he had essentially cured them of a disease that nobody else seemed able to treat." --The New Yorker "If you have suffered from unexplained, chronic or hard-to-treat illness, this book is your pathway to health." --Mark Hyman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Blood Sugar Solution on Why Can't I Get Better? From Dr. Richard I. Horowitz, one of the country's foremost doctors, comes a ground-breaking book about diagnosing, treating and healing Lyme, and peeling away the layers that lead to chronic disease. Are you sick, but can't find any answers why? Do you have a seemingly unconnected collection of symptoms that leave doctors guessing? Or have you been diagnosed, but found that none of the treatments seems to make a difference? You may have Lyme disease and not even know it. Known as "the great imitator," Lyme disease and its associated co-infections can mimic the symptoms of and often be misdiagnosed as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and even depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and psychosis. In his landmark book, Why Can't I Get Better?: Solving the Mystery of Lyme & Chronic Disease, renowned internist and leading world expert Dr. Horowitz introduced his revolutionary plan for treating Lyme disease, and chronic diseases in general. Now, in this new handbook How Can I Get Better?, Dr. Horowitz updates his research and offers a direct, actionable step-by-step plan for implementing his 16 MSIDS Diagnostic Map"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW PROPAGANDA WORKS
by Stanley, Jason, author.
303.375 STA
Our democracy today is fraught with political campaigns, lobbyists, liberal media, and Fox News commentators, all using language to influence the way we think and reason about public issues. Even so, many of us believe that propaganda and manipulation aren't problems for us--not in the way they were for the totalitarian societies of the mid-twentieth century. In How Propaganda Works, Jason Stanley demonstrates that more attention needs to be paid. He examines how propaganda operates subtly, how it undermines democracy--particularly the ideals of democratic deliberation and equality--and how it has damaged democracies of the past. Focusing on the shortcomings of liberal democratic states, Stanley provides a historically grounded introduction to democratic political theory as a window into the misuse of democratic vocabulary for propaganda's selfish purposes. He lays out historical examples, such as the restructuring of the US public school system at the turn of the twentieth century, to explore how the language of democracy is sometimes used to mask an undemocratic reality.
HOW TO WRITE A BUSINESS PLAN
"Contains the detailed forms and step-by-step instructions needed to prepare a well-thought-out, well-organized business plan. The 10th edition has been completely updated with the laws, banking regulations, and resources"--Provided by publisher.
THE HUNGRY BRAIN : OUTSMARTING THE INSTINCTS THAT MAKE US OVEREAT
by Guyenet, Stephan J., author.
616.398 GUY
"An obesity and neuroscience researcher explores how food choices are often influenced by brain circuits that control survival instincts and draws on cutting-edge neuroscience to offer guidelines for eating well and maintaining a healthy weight,"-- NoveList.
IDENTITY UNKNOWN : REDISCOVERING SEVEN AMERICAN WOMEN ARTISTS
"With writing both brilliant and compassionate, this handsome volume features stunning examples of the artists' work, cementing their stature among the best artists of their day. Identity Unknown speaks to all women about their neglected place in historyand the challenges they face to be taken as seriously as men no matter what their chosen field"-- Provided by publisher.
IN PRAISE OF LITIGATION
by Lahav, Alexandra D., author.
347.735 LAH
Does litigation provide any social benefits at all? Certainly, it is expensive, stressful and time consuming, but Alexandra Lahav contends that the critics have blinded us to its many benefits. In Praise of Litigation explains what society gains from litigation and why it is ultimately a social good. Our ability to go to court is a sign of our strength as a society and enables us to both participate in and reinforce the rule of law. Joining lawsuits also gives citizens direct access to governmental officials - judges - who can hear their arguments about issues central to our democracy, such as the extent of police power and the ability of all people to vote. Litigation also promotes equality before the law, transparency, and accountability. And it is at least arguable that lawsuits have helped spur major social changes in arenas like race relations and marriage rights, as well as made products safer and forced wrongdoers to answer for their conduct. In her defense of the system, Lahav does not ignore themany costs that litigation imposes, and proposes a number of sensible reforms that improve the value of litigation. Many of the proposals that have been adopted and are currently on the table are spurious because they solve problems that do not exist or just make it harder for citizens to defend their rights and to enforce the law -- Provided by publisher.
INDOOR GREEN : LIVING WITH PLANTS
by Claffey, Bree, author.
635.965 CLA
Showing how plants can transform any home, a visual ode to indoor green provides readers with practical information for introducing living, growing, joyful things rooted in community and creativity to their living space.
THE INKBLOTS : HERMANN RORSCHACH, HIS ICONIC TEST, AND THE POWER OF SEEING
Documents the story of the creator of the psychological test developed to reveal key aspects of human personality, sharing insights into how his inkblots were carefully designed and how the test took on a life of its own after his early death.
INSANE CLOWN PRESIDENT : DISPATCHES FROM THE 2016 CIRCUS
by Taibbi, Matt, author.
324.973 TAI
"Dispatches from the 2016 election that provide an eerily prescient take on our democracy's uncertain future, by the country's most perceptive and fearless political journalist. The 2016 presidential contest as told by Matt Taibbi, from its tragicomic beginnings to its apocalyptic conclusion, is in fact the story of Western civilization's very own train wreck. Years before the clown car of candidates was fully loaded, Taibbi grasped the essential themes of the story: the power of spectacle over substance, or even truth the absence of a shared reality the nihilistic rebellion of the white working class the death of the political establishment and the emergence of a new, explicit form of white nationalism that would destroy what was left of the Kingian dream of a successful pluralistic society. Taibbi captures, with dead-on, real-time analysis, the failures of the right and the left, from the thwarted Bernie Sanders insurgency to the flawed and aimless Hillary Clinton campaign the rise of the "dangerously bright" alt-right with its wall-loving identity politics and its rapturous view of the "Racial Holy War" to come and the giant fail of a flailing, reactive political media that fed a ravenous news cycle not with reporting on political ideology, but with undigested propaganda served straight from the campaign bubble. At the center of it all stands Donald J. Trump, leading a historic revolt against his own party, "bloviating and farting his way" through the campaign, "saying outrageous things, acting like Hitler one minute and Andrew Dice Clay the next." For Taibbi, the stunning rise of Trump marks the apotheosis of the new postfactual movement. Taibbi frames the reporting with original essays that explore the seismic shift in how we perceive our national institutions, the democratic process, and the future of the country. Insane Clown President is not just a postmortem on the collapse and failure of American democracy. It offers the riveting, surreal, unique, and essential experience of seeing the future
INSOMNIAC CITY : NEW YORK, OLIVER, AND ME
by Hayes, Bill, 1961- author.
B HAYES
A "celebration of what [writer and photographer] Bill Hayes calls 'the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected' of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late [neurologist] Oliver Sacks"--Amazon.com.
INSTRUMENTAL : A MEMOIR OF MADNESS, MEDICATION, AND MUSIC
by Rhodes, James, 1975- author.
B RHODES
James Rhodes' passion for music has been his lifeline--the thread that has held through a life of abuse and turmoil. But whether listening to Rachmaninov on a loop as a traumatized teenager or discovering a Bach adagio while in a hospital ward, he survived his demons by encounters with musical miracles. These--along with a chance encounter with a stranger--inspired him to become the renowned concert pianist he is today. Instrumental is a memoir like no other: unapologetically candid, boldy outspoken, and surprisingly funny--shot through with a mordant wit, even in its darkest moments. It's also an impassioned tribute to the therapeutic powers of music, weaving in fascinating facts about how classical music actually works and about the extraordinary lives of some of the great composers. It explains why and how music has the potential to transform all of our lives. -- From book jacket.
JACK AND NORMAN : A STATE-RAISED CONVICT AND THE LEGACY OF NORMAN MAILER
"This is the story of an author and his apprentice. It is the story of literary influence and tragedy. It is also the story of incarceration in America. Norman Mailer was writing The Executioner's Song, his novel about condemned killer Gary Gilmore, when he struck up a correspondence with Jack Henry Abbott, Federal Prisoner 87098-132. Over time, Abbott convinced the famous author that he was a talented writer who deserved another chance at freedom. With letters of support from Mailer and other literary elites of the day, Abbott was released on parole in 1981. With Mailer's help, Abbott quickly became the literary "it boy" of New York City. But in a shocking turn of events, the day before a rave review of Abbott's book, In the Belly of the Beast, appeared in The New York Times, Abbott murdered a New York City waiter and fled to Mexico. Eerily, like Gary Gilmore in Mailer's true-life novel, Abbott killed within six weeks of his release from prison. Now distinguished professor Jerome Loving explores the history of two of the most infamous books of the past 50 years, a fascinating story that has never before been told"-- Provided by publisher.
THE JEWS OF HARLEM : THE RISE, DECLINE, AND REVIVAL OF A JEWISH COMMUNITY
by Gurock, Jeffrey S., 1949- author.
974.71 GUR
The Jews of Harlem follows Jews into, out of, and back into this renowned metropolitan neighborhood over the course of a century and a half. It analyzes the complex set of forces that brought several generations of central European, East European, and Sephardic Jews to settle there. It explains the dynamics that led Jews to exit this part of Gotham as well as exploring the enduring Jewish presence uptown after it became overwhelmingly black and decidedly poor. And it looks at the beginnings of Jewish return as part of the transformation of New York City in our present era. The Jews of Harlem contributes much to our understanding of Jewish and African American history in the metropolis as it highlights the ever-changing story of America’s largest city.
KNOW THIS : TODAY
Scientific developments radically alter our understanding of the world. Whether it's technology, climate change, health research, or the latest revelations of neuroscience, physics, or psychology, science has, as Edge editor John Brockman says, "become a big story, if not the big story." In that spirit, this new addition to Edge.org's fascinating series asks a powerful and provocative question: What do you consider the most interesting and important recent scientific news?
LARA : THE UNTOLD LOVE STORY THAT INSPIRED DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
by Pasternak, Anna, author.
B PASTERNAK
"Revealing the true tragedy behind the timeless classic, a heartbreaking story of the love affair between the author of Doctor Zhivago and Olga Invinskaya, drawing on family sources and original interviews, reveals a powerful story of courage, loyalty, suffering, drama and loss." -- Provided by publisher.
LINCOLN ON LEADERSHIP FOR TODAY : ABRAHAM LINCOLN
by Phillips, Donald T. (Donald Thomas), 1952- author.
973.7092 PHI
THE LITTLE BOOK OF HYGGE : DANISH SECRETS TO HAPPY LIVING
"The Danes are famously the happiest people in the world, and hygge is a cornerstone of their way of life. Hygge (pronounced hoo-ga) loosely translates as a sense of comfort, togetherness, and well-being. You know Hygge when you feel it. It is when you are cuddled up on a sofa with a loved one, or sharing comfort food with your closest friends. It is those crisp blue mornings when the light through your window is just right. It is about gratitude and savoring the simple pleasures in life. In short, it is the pursuit of everyday happiness..." (From back cover).
MACOS SIERRA : THE BOOK THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE BOX
by Pogue, David, 1963- author.
005.446 POG
THE MAGNOLIA STORY
by Gaines, Chip, 1974- author.
791.4502 GAI
Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the TV show Fixer Upper, describe their lives and renovation projects and the origins of the show.
THE MAKING OF THE PRESIDENT 2016 : HOW DONALD TRUMP ORCHESTRATED A REVOLUTION
"In the tradition of Theodore White's landmark books, the definitive look at how Donald J. Trump shocked the world to become president,"-- Amazon.com.
MASTER THE ART OF SPEED PAINTING : DIGITAL PAINTING TECHNIQUES
For matte painters and concept artists working in the movie, videogame, and TV industry, it can often be important to be able to quickly and efficiently create artwork, for storyboarding and storytelling purposes. Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques aims to be the go-to book for artists training to enter the industry, and for established artists looking to brush up on their knowledge of speed painting. Featuring helpful time-saving tips and techniques from established industry artists, such as how to create and use custom brushes, and how to implement an impressionistic style, there's plenty to offer to help the artist master their craft. In addition, there are time-specific guides for painting in 10-, 30-, 60- or 120-minute periods, all to enable the artist to tailor their abilities to suit any situation that might arise in the high-pressure, time-sensitive creative industry. Become a speed-painting master in no time! Master the Art of Speed Painting: Digital Painting Techniques also aims to fill a void within the digital art book market, as no directly comparative title currently exists. In today's fast-moving world, speed is often of the essence, and this book will become an essential guide for students and established artists alike.
THE MEN IN MY LIFE : A MEMOIR OF LOVE AND ART IN 1950S MANHATTAN
by Bosworth, Patricia, author.
B BOSWORTH
Acclaimed biographer Patricia Bosworth recalls her emotional coming of age in 1950s New York in this profound and powerful memoir, a story of family, marriage, tragedy, Broadway, and art, featuring a rich cast of well-known literary and theatrical figures from the period.
MIRACLE MINDSET : SHOW UP, STEP UP, YOU ARE STRONGER THAN YOU THINK
"Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert and four-time New York Times bestselling author, JJ Virgin reveals how one life-altering event taught her to tap into an indomitable mindset, trust her instincts and defy the odds, ultimately saving her son's life...and her own. She'll share the lessons she learned that can help you create your own resilient mindset"-- Provided by publisher.
MODERN DEATH : HOW MEDICINE CHANGED THE END OF LIFE
by Warraich, Haider, author.
179.7 WAR
"Modern Death, Dr. Warraich's debut book, will explore the rituals and language of dying that have developed in the last century, and how modern technology has not only changed the hows, whens, and wheres of death, but the what of death. Delving into the vast body of research on the evolving nature of death, Modern Death will provide readers with an enriched understanding of how death differs from the past, what our ancestors got right, and how trends and events have transformed this most final of human experiences"-- From publisher description.
MOUTHFEEL : HOW TEXTURE MAKES TASTE
by Mouritsen, Ole G., author.
664.072 MOU
Why is chocolate melting on the tongue such a decadent sensation? Why do we love crunching on bacon? Why is fizz-less soda such a disappointment to drink, and why is flat beer so unappealing to the palate? Our sense of taste produces physical and emotional reactions that cannot be explained by chemical components alone. Eating triggers our imagination, draws on our powers of recall, and activates our critical judgment, creating a unique impression in our mouths and our minds. How exactly does this alchemy work, and what are the larger cultural and environmental implications?
THE NEW FAT FLUSH PLAN
by Gittleman, Ann Louise.
613.25 GIT
"For over 25 years, Fat Flush has helped millions of people lose weight, harness the healing powers of foods, reignite metabolism, fight cellulite, and restore the liver and gallbladder while improving their lives. Now, for the first time since its original publication, the acclaimed New York Times bestseller has been revised and updated with groundbreaking research, food options, and lifestyle choices to help you achieve lasting weight loss and wellness. The NEW Fat Flush Plan includes: * NEW Three-Day Ultra Fat Flush Tune-Up for quicker cleansing * NEW Paleo, Ketogenic and Vegan-friendly recipes reflecting the latest diet trends * NEW gluten research * NEW Fat Flush bone broth recipe for cooking, snacks and side dishes * NEW health revelations linking the gallbladder and liver to thyroid health * NEW hidden weight gain factors that explain why it's not your fault you're fat * NEW meals, menus, and shopping lists * NEW tips for managing insulin, hormone, and stress levels * NEW slimming, smart fats and sweeteners Like its pioneering predecessor, The NEW Fat Flush Plan offers evidence-based detox and diet strategies that are simple, safe and effective, with a heightened emphasis on the role of liver health and the metabolic impact of foods. The best detox plan just got better. Best of all, you will see and feel the difference in just three days!"-- Provided by publisher.
THE NEW IRISH TABLE : RECIPES FROM IRELAND
"A delectable look at the modern food culture of Ireland. Ten award-winning chefs offer recipes highlighting fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients from provinces across the Emerald Isle in this beautiful, photo-illustrated collection"-- Provided by publisher.
ONCE WE WERE SISTERS : A MEMOIR
by Kohler, Sheila, author.
B KOHLER
ONE-PAN WONDERS : FUSS-FREE MEALS FOR YOUR SHEET PAN, DUTCH OVEN, SKILLET, ROASTING PAN, CASSEROLE, AND SLOW COOKER
In One-Pan Wonders, you will discover over 130 meticulously tested recipes that deliver fresh, fuss-free meals from a single vessel. These recipes been tailored to highlight each vessel's strengths, from imparting a deep, flavorful sear on chicken breasts to roasting a turkey breast above bread stuffing to turning out supremely tender slow-cooked beef. And each recipe is engineered to ensure every component of the meals turns out perfectly cooked and ready to eat at the same time. The result? An authoritative resource for preparing simple yet satisfying meals seven days a week.
THE PERPETUAL NOW : A STORY OF AMNESIA, MEMORY, AND LOVE
by Lemonick, Michael D., 1953- author.
B JOHNSON
"In the aftermath of a shattering illness, Lonni Sue Johnson lives in a "perpetual now," where she has almost no memories of the past and a nearly complete inability to form new ones. The Perpetual Now is the moving story of this exceptional woman, and the groundbreaking revelations about memory, learning, and consciousness her unique case has uncovered. Lonni Sue Johnson was a renowned artist who regularly produced covers for The New Yorker, a gifted musician, a skilled amateur pilot, and a joyful presence to all who knew her. But in late 2007, she contracted encephalitis. The disease burned through her hippocampus like wildfire, leaving her severely amnesic, living in a present that rarely progresses beyond ten to fifteen minutes. Remarkably, she still retains much of the intellect and artistic skills from her previous life, but it's not at all clear how closely her consciousness resembles yours or mine. As such, Lonni Sue's story has become part of a much larger scientific narrative--one that is currently challenging traditional wisdom about how human memory and awareness are stored in the brain. In this probing, compassionate, and illuminating book, award-winning science journalist Michael D. Lemonick uses the unique drama of Lonni Sue Johnson's day-to-day life to give us a nuanced and intimate understanding of the science that lies at the very heart of human nature"-- Provided by publisher.
POGUE
"Offers more than two hundred tips and tricks for making financial management easier, sharing insights into making and saving money while avoiding scams." -- Provided by publisher.
A PORTABLE COSMOS : REVEALING THE ANTIKYTHERA MECHANISM, SCIENTIFIC WONDER OF THE ANCIENT WORLD
"From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Terracotta Army, ancient artifacts have long fascinated the modern world. However, the importance of some discoveries is not always immediately understood. This was the case in 1901 when sponge divers retrieved a lump of corroded bronze from a shipwreck at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea near the Greek island of Antikythera. Little did the divers know they had found the oldest known analog computer in the world, an astonishing device that once simulated the motions of the stars and planets as they were understood by ancient Greek astronomers. Its remains now consist of 82 fragments, many of them containing gears and plates engraved with Greek words, that scientists and scholars have pieced back together through painstaking inspection and deduction, aided by radiographic tools and surface imaging. More than a century after its discovery, many of the secrets locked in this mysterious device can now be revealed. In addition to chronicling the unlikely discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism, author Alexander Jones takes readers through a discussion of how the device worked, how and for what purpose it was created, and why it was on a ship that wrecked off the Greek coast around 60 BC. What the Mechanism has uncovered about Greco-Roman astronomy and scientific technology, and their place in Greek society, is truly amazing. The mechanical know-how that it embodied was more advanced than anything the Greeks were previously thought capable of, but the most recent research has revealed that its displays were designed so that an educated layman could understand the behavior of astronomical phenomena, and how intertwined they were with one's natural and social environment. It was at once a masterpiece of machinery as well as one of the first portable teaching devices. Written by a world-renowned expert on the Mechanism, A Portable Cosmos will fascinate all readers interested in ancient history, archaeology, and the history of science"-- Provided by publisher.
PUTIN
by Herpen, Marcel van.
327.47 HER
ROBERT LOWELL, SETTING THE RIVER ON FIRE : A STUDY OF GENIUS, MANIA, AND CHARACTER
"The best-selling author of An Unquiet Mind now gives us a groundbreaking life of one of the major American poets of the twentieth century that is at the same time a fascinating study of the relationship between manic-depressive (bipolar) illness, creative genius, and character. In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationship between bipolar illness and creativity, and examining how Lowell's illness and the treatment he received came to bear on his work. His New England roots, early breakdowns, marriages to three eminent writers, friendships with other poets, vivid presence as a teacher and writer refusing to give up in the face of mental illness--Jamison gives us Lowell's life through a lens that focuses our understanding of the poet's intense discipline, courage, and commitment to his art. Jamison had unprecedented access to Lowell's medical records, as well as to previously unpublished drafts and fragments of poems, and was the first biographer to speak to his daughter. With this new material and a psychologist's deep insight, Jamison delivers a bold, sympathetic account of a poet who was--both despite and because of mental illness--a passionate, original observer of the human condition"-- Provided by publisher.
ROCKET MAN : ELON MUSK IN HIS OWN WORDS
by Musk, Elon, author.
338.762 MUS
RUBBER BAND ENGINEER : BUILD SLINGSHOT POWERED ROCKETS, RUBBER BAND RIFLES, UNCONVENTIONAL CATAPULTS, AND MORE GUERRILLA GADGETS FROM HOUSEHOLD HARDWARE
"Discover unexpected ways to turn common materials into crafty contraptions that range from surprisingly simple to curiously complex. In vivid color photos, you'll be guided to create slingshot rockets, unique catapults, and even hydraulic-powered machines. Whether you build one or all 19 of these designs, you'll feel like an ingenious engineer when you're through." -- Amazon.com.
SACRED BLISS : A SPIRITUAL HISTORY OF CANNABIS
by Ferrara, Mark S., author.
362.295 FER
"Sacred Bliss challenges traditional attitudes about cannabis by tracing its essential role in the spiritual and curative traditions in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and the Americas from prehistory to the present day." -- Provided by publisher.
SELLING YOUR HOUSE : NOLO
by Bray, Ilona M., 1962- author.
643.12 NOL
SIX ENCOUNTERS WITH LINCOLN : A PRESIDENT CONFRONTS DEMOCRACY AND ITS DEMONS
"Explores the psychology, character, and leadership of the sixteenth president as evidenced by six encounters with his constituents, from an awkward meeting with Army officers on the eve of the Civil War to a White House conversation with a fierce abolitionist." -- Provided by publisher.
SIX REMARKABLE HULL-HOUSE WOMEN
by Bobick, Ruth, author.
362.84 BOB
Industrialization, an influx of immigrant labor, and the spread of city slums, together with a lack of opportunity for the first generation of college women, contributed to the rise of social settlements. Hull-House brought help and hope to impoverished workers, while providing employment for residents through such services as a kindergarten, evening classes, music school, and gymnasium. Confronted with the harsh living conditions of neighboring women and children, settlement reformers turned first to thecity, then to state and federal legislatures. No more admirable women could have been assembled in the struggle for social justice than the six of Jane Addams, Julia Lathrop, Florence Kelley, Alice Hamilton, and Grace and Edith Abbott. -- Provided by publisher.
THE SKIN ABOVE MY KNEE : A MEMOIR
by Butler, Marcia, author.
B BUTLER
SMALL VICTORIES : RECIPES, ADVICE + HUNDREDS OF IDEAS FOR HOME COOKING TRIUMPHS
The process of truly great home cooking is demystified via more than a hundred lessons called out as "small victories" in the funny, encouraging headnotes these are lessons learned by Julia through a lifetime of cooking thousands of meals. This beautifully curated, deeply personal collection of what Chef April Bloomfield calls "simple, achievable recipes" emphasizes bold-flavored, honest food for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. -- From Amazon.com.
STANLEY PLUMBING : A HOMEOWNER
by Cory, Steve, author.
644.6 COR
Sooner or later, every homeowner will need to repair, replace, or upgrade a plumbing fixture. With today's materials and installation methods, almost any project is DIY-doable with a modest set of tools and some basic skills. All the projects in this comprehensive visual handbook are explained thoroughly and accompanied by step-by-step photographs.
STEALING FIRE : HOW SILICON VALLEY, SPECIAL FORCES AND MAVERICK SCIENTISTS ARE REVOLUTIONIZING HOW WE LIVE AND WORK
Argues that rare and controversial states of consciousness are being used by Silicon Valley, the Navy SEALS, and maverick scientists to boost information and inspiration and to solve critical challenges.
THE STORY OF DESIGN : FROM THE PALEOLITHIC TO THE PRESENT
by Fiell, Charlotte, 1965- author.
745.409 FIE
THE STRESS-PROOF BRAIN : MASTER YOUR EMOTIONAL RESPONSE TO STRESS USING MINDFULNESS & NEUROPLASTICITY
"Modern times are stressful--and it's killing us. Unfortunately, we can't avoid the things that stress us out, but we can change how we respond to them. In this breakthrough book, a clinical psychologist and neuroscience expert offers an original approachto help readers harness the power of positive emotions and overcome stress for good. Stress is, unfortunately, a natural part of life--especially in our busy and hectic modern times. But you don't have to let it get in the way of your health and happiness. Studies show that the key to coping with stress is simpler than you think--it's all about how you respond to the situations and things that stress you out or threaten to overwhelm you. The Stress-Proof Brain offers powerful, comprehensive tools basedin mindfulness, neuroscience, and positive psychology to help you put a stop to unhealthy responses to stress--such as avoidance, tunnel vision, negative thinking, self-criticism, fixed mindset, and fear. Instead, you'll discover unique exercises that provide a recipe for resilience, empowering you to master your emotional responses, overcome negative thinking, and create a more tolerant, stress-proof brain. This book will help you develop an original and effective program for mastering your emotional brain's response to stress by harnessing the power of neuroplasticity. By creating a more stress tolerant, resilient brain, you'll learn to shrug off the small stuff, deal with the big stuff, and live a happier, healthier life"-- Provided by publisher.
THIS CLOSE TO HAPPY : A RECKONING WITH DEPRESSION
by Merkin, Daphne, author.
618.76 MER
"A former "New Yorker" staff writer draws on her journalistic essays on depression to trace her lifelong battle with the disease, marked by her wealthy but inconsistent family and her numerous pursuits in therapy and hospitalization."-- Provided by publisher.
THREE DAYS IN JANUARY : DWIGHT EISENHOWER
by Baier, Bret, author.
B EISENHOWER
January 1961: President Eisenhower has three days to secure the nation's future before his young successor, John F. Kennedy, takes power — a final mission by the legendary leader who planned D-Day and guided America through the darkening Cold War.
TIDES : THE SCIENCE AND SPIRIT OF THE OCEAN
by White, Jonathan, 1956- , author.
551.464 WHI
TO BE A MACHINE : ADVENTURES AMONG CYBORGS, UTOPIANS, HACKERS, AND THE FUTURISTS SOLVING THE MODEST PROBLEM OF DEATH
"A globe-spanning investigation into the Transhumanist movement, considering the tech billionaires, scientific luminaries, and DIY body-hackers attempting to prolong, improve, and ultimately transcend the limits of human life"-- Provided by publisher.
A TOUCH OF FARMHOUSE CHARM : EASY DIY PROJECTS TO ADD A WARM AND RUSTIC FEEL TO ANY ROOM
"Opening A Touch of Farmhouse Charm is like taking a breath of fresh, clean country air. With the turn of each page, Liz Fourez leads you on a tour through her family's house, restored to its 1940s rustic farm style, and teaches you how to make each handmade decoration yourself. The projects require minimal effort, yet add instant charm to any room. With your blue jeans on and a few of the most basic supplies in hand, you'll be on your way to your dream home in no time" -- from Amazon.
A TRAIN THROUGH TIME : A LIFE, REAL AND IMAGINED
by Farnsworth, Elizabeth, 1943- author.
B FARNSWORTH
TRAVELING WITH GHOSTS : A MEMOIR
by Fowler, Shannon Leone, author.
B FOWLER
"From grief to reckoning to reflection to solace, a marine biologist shares the solo journey she tookthrough war-ravaged Eastern Europe, Israel, and beyondto find peace after her fiance suffered a fatal attack by a box jellyfish in Thailand."--Amazon.com
TREASURED LANDS : A PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY THROUGH AMERICA
by Luong, Quang-Tuan, author, photographer.
771.93 LUO
In an odyssey that spanned more than 20 years and 300 visits, QT Luong focused his lenses on iconic landscapes and rarely seen remote views, presenting his journey in this sumptuous array of more than 500 images. Accompanying the collection of scenic masterpieces is a guide that includes maps of each park, as well as extended captions that detail where and how the photographs were made. Designed to inspire visitors to connect with the parks and invite photographers to re-create these landscapes, the guide also provides anecdotal observations that give context to the pictures and convey the sheer scope of Luong's extraordinary odyssey.
THE TRIUMPH OF EMPIRE : THE ROMAN WORLD FROM HADRIAN TO CONSTANTINE
by Kulikowski, Michael, 1970- author.
937.06 KUL
The Triumph of Empire takes readers into the political heart of imperial Rome and recounts the extraordinary challenges overcome by a flourishing empire. Michael Kulikowski's history begins with the reign of Hadrian, who visited the farthest reaches of his domain and created stable frontiers, to the decades after Constantine the Great, who overhauled the government, introduced a new state religion, and founded a second Rome. Factionalism and intrigue sapped the empire from within, even at its apex. Romanpolitics could resemble a blood sport: rivals resorted to assassination emperors rose and fell with bewildering speed, their reigns measured in weeks, not years and imperial succession was never entirely assured. Canny emperors--including Marcus Aurelius, Septimius Severus, and Diocletian--constantly cultivated the aristocracy's favor to maintain a grip on power. Despite such volatility, the Roman Empire protected its borders, defeating successive attacks from Goths and Germans, Persians and Parthians.Yet external threats persisted and the imperial government sagged under its own administrative weight. Religion, too, was in flux with the rise of Christianity and other forms of monotheism. In the fourth century CE, Constantine and his heirs reformed imperial institutions by separating civilian and military hierarchies, restructuring the government of both provinces and cities, and ensuring the prominence of Christianity. The Triumph of Empire is a fresh, authoritative narrative of Rome at its height andof its evolution--from being the central power of the Mediterranean world to becoming one of several great Eurasian civilizations.-- Provided by publisher.
ULTIMATE GUIDE TO FACEBOOK ADVERTISING
by Marshall, Perry S., author.
659.144 MAR
"Covering the latest and breaking news in Facebook advertising, the second edition introduces revised, expanded and new chapters covering Fundamentals, Newsfeed ads, Sidebar ads, and BIG data. Plus, advertisers are taken further than Facebook itself. Marshall and co-authors provide priceless insight into the audience, exploring what was happening before the visitor clicked on an ad and what needs to happen after--10 seconds later, 10 minutes later and in the following days, and weeks"-- Provided by publisher.
THE UNSETTLERS : IN SEARCH OF THE GOOD LIFE IN TODAY
by Sundeen, Mark, 1970- author.
640 SUN
A work of immersive journalism steeped in a distinctively American social history and sparked by a personal quest, The Unsettlers traces the search for the simple life through the stories of three families of new pioneers and what inspired each of them to look for--or create--a better existence. Captivating and clear-eyed, it dares us to imagine what a sustainable, ethical, authentic future might actually look like.
UNSHAKEABLE : YOUR FINANCIAL FREEDOM PLAYBOOK
by Robbins, Anthony, author.
332.024 ROB
Guides readers on the path to financial freedom, discussing how to not only weather but gain from fluctuations in the stock market, how to get more out of a 401k, and how to avoid paying hidden fees.
UNWARRANTED : POLICING WITHOUT PERMISSION
by Friedman, Barry, 1958- author.
344.7305 FRI
In June 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden sparked widespread debate about secret government surveillance of Americans. Just over a year later, the shooting of Michael Brown, a black teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, set off protests and triggered concern about militarization and discriminatory policing. In Unwarranted, Barry Friedman argues that these two seemingly disparate events are connected, and that the problem is not so much the policing agencies as it is the rest of us. We allow these agencies to operate in secret and to decide how to police us, rather than calling the shots ourselves. The courts have let us down entirely. Unwarranted is filled with stories of ordinary people whose lives were sundered by policing gone awry. Driven by technology, policing has changed dramatically from cops seeking out bad guys, to mass surveillance of all of society, backed by an increasingly militarized capability. Friedman captures this new eerie environment in which CCTV, location tracking, and predictive policing has made us all suspects, while proliferating SWAT teams and increased use of force puts everyone at risk.;"As the debate about out-of-control policing heats up, an authority on constitutional law offers a provocative account of how our rights have been eroded"-- Provided by publisher.
WE
"A seventy-fifth anniversary tribute to "Casablanca" draws on extensive research and interviews to explore the myths and realities behind the film's production, controversial casting, and enduring legacy." -- Provided by publisher..
THE WEAPON WIZARDS : HOW ISRAEL BECAME A HIGH-TECH MILITARY SUPERPOWER
"From drones to satellites, missile defense systems to cyber warfare, Israel is leading the world when it comes to new technology being deployed on the modern battlefield. The Weapon Wizards shows how this tiny nation of 8 million learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and become the new prototype of a 21st century superpower, not in size, but rather in innovation and efficiency--and as a result of its long war experience. Sitting on the front lines of how wars are fought in the 21st century, Israel has developed new weapons and retrofitted old ones so they remain effective, relevant, and deadly on a constantly-changing battlefield. While other countries begin to prepare for these challenges, they are looking to Israel--and specifically its weapons--for guidance. Israel is, in effect, a laboratory for the rest of the world. How did Israel do it? And what are the military and geopolitical implications of these developments? These are some of the key questions Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot address. Drawing on a vast amount of research, and unparalleled access to the Israeli defense establishment, this book is a report directly from the front lines"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT PATIENTS SAY, WHAT DOCTORS HEAR
by Ofri, Danielle, author.
610.696 OFR
"Patients, anxious to convey their symptoms, feel an urgency to "make their case" to their doctors. Doctors, under pressure to be efficient, multitask while patients speak and often miss the key elements. Add in stereotypes, unconscious bias, conflicting agendas, and fear of lawsuits and the risk of misdiagnosis and medical errors multiplies dangerously. ... Reporting on the latest research studies and interviewing scholars, doctors, and patients, Dr. Ofri reveals how better communication can lead to better health for all of us"--Dust jacket flap.
WHEN PARIS SIZZLED : THE 1920S PARIS OF HEMINGWAY, CHANEL, COCTEAU, COLE PORTER, JOSEPHINE BAKER, AND THEIR FRIENDS
"With rich illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe portrays Paris during the fabulous 1920s, when art and architecture, music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and behavior all took dramatically new forms"-- Provided by publisher.
WHERE OUR FOOD COMES FROM : RETRACING NIKOLAY VAVILOV
The future of our food depends on tiny seeds in orchards and fields the world over. In 1943, one of the first to recognize this fact, the great botanist Nikolay Vavilov, lay dying of starvation in a Soviet prison. But in the years before Stalin jailed him as a scapegoat for the countrys famines, Vavilov had traveled over five continents, collecting hundreds of thousands of seeds in an effort to outline the ancient centers of agricultural diversity and guard against widespread hunger. Now, another remarkable scientistand vivid storytellerhas retraced his footsteps.InWhere Our Food Comes From, Gary Paul Nabhan weaves together Vavilovs extraordinary story with his own expeditions to Earths richest agricultural landscapes and the cultures that tend them.
WHY WALL STREET MATTERS
by Cohan, William D, author.
334.6427 COH
"Anti-bank sentiment has reached a boiling point in America. What started with Occupy Wall Street and Bill Maher satirically calling for the death of Wall Street bankers has culminated with Bernie Sanders pushing the dissolution of the big banks into the official 2016 Democratic platform. But in Cohan's estimation, that sentiment is not only woefully ill-informed, but dangerously naive. Starting with what Wall Street literally is and what it actually does, Cohan swiftly debunks all of the misinformed arguments against it while acknowledging the problems that fuel those feelings. We can be mad at the greed and excess, but at the end of the day, Wall Street is the capital in capitalism, and when its working right, is the invisible engine that powers the ideas we have and the lives we love"-- Provided by publisher.
WORK PAUSE THRIVE : HOW TO PAUSE FOR PARENTHOOD WITHOUT KILLING YOUR CAREER
We worry putting our family first means we'll be forced to abandon our careers. We're afraid if we pause our careers, we'll be forever off-track. This thinking is outdated, forget what you've heard about how pauses are career limiting, about how those who pause lack ambition, or that if you do pause you won't be able to re-enter the paid workforce. That's a flawed reality, one that doesn't reflect the truth of the careers of some of the most successful women in this country. Author Lisen Stromberg knows this success firsthand. After the birth of her second child, she did something she never imagined she would do: she opted out to focus on her family. But her career didn't end there. Lisen paused then pivoted to become first a social entrepreneur and then an award-winning journalist writing about women, work, and life in Silicon Valley. Along the way, she learned she wasn't alone. Lisen met many highly successful women who told her they never opted out but who had, in fact, temporarily downshifted or paused their careers. Their hidden journeys revealed alternative nonlinear paths to the top that enabled them to achieve their personal and professional goals.
WRITING WELL IN THE 21ST CENTURY : THE FIVE ESSENTIALS
by Spencer, Linda, 1943- author.
808.042 SPE
This guide provides students, career-builders, and professional writers with the basic elements needed for writing in the 21st century. It fully explains, and links, the five essentials of good writing: punctuation, grammar, fact-checking, style, and voice. Throughout history technology has changed both language and writing. Today in the digital age, language and writing are changing at a phenomenal pace. Students, career-builders, and professional writers need this guide that reviews those changes and connects the essentials for creating good writing in the digital age. The book gives writers the tools needed today. Among other essentials, the book: Resolves comma issues by explaining the Open and Close Punctuation systems (writers select which system to use in their writing) Clarifies active and passive voice verbs and advocates using strong, specific verbs in writing Provides guidelines for choosing credible online websites when searching for resources Examines attributes of essentials that contribute to a writing style and urges a critical review of verbs Connects elements that combine to create a voice in a written piece. Overall this guide gives readers the basics they need to know to create well-written documents for school, work and in their professional writing. -- From publishers website.
YOU ARE THE UNIVERSE : DISCOVERING YOUR COSMIC SELF AND WHY IT MATTERS
"The integrative-medicine pioneer and a leading physicist explore nine of the biggest and most challenging questions about science and the nature of reality to outline new understandings about who we are and how we can reach our greatest potential." -- Provided by publisher.

 

 

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