New Adult Nonfiction
"An account of the sensational 1974 kidnapping and trial of Patty Hearst describes the efforts of her family to secure her release, Hearst's baffling participation in a bank robbery and the psychological insights that prompted modern understandings about Stockholm syndrome." -- Provided by publisher.
AMERICAN TREASURES : THE SECRET EFFORTS TO SAVE THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THE CONSTITUTION AND THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS
"On December 26, 1941, Secret Service Agent Harry E. Neal stood on a platform at Washington's Union Station, watching a train chug off into the dark and feeling at once relieved and inexorably anxious. These were dire times: as Hitler's armies plowed across Europe, seizing or destroying the Continent's historic artifacts at will, Japan bristled to the East. The Axis was rapidly closing in. So FDR set about hiding the country's valuables. On the train speeding away from Neal sat four plain-wrapped cases containing the documentary history of American democracy: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, the Gettysburg Address, and more, guarded by a battery of agents and bound for safekeeping in the nation's most impenetrable hiding place. American Treasures charts the little-known journeys of these American crown jewels. From the risky and audacious adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to our modern Fourth of July celebrations, American Treasures shows how the ideas captured in these documents underscore the nation's strengths and hopes, and embody its fundamental values of liberty and equality. Stephen Puleo weaves in exciting stories of freedom under fire--from the Declaration and Constitution smuggled out of Washington days before the British burned the capital in 1814, to their covert relocation during WWII--crafting a sweeping history of a nation united to preserve its definition of democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
In his groundbreaking work on modern family life, Amoris Laetitia: On Love in the Family, Pope Francis continues to guide and lead the Church, calling us to be a sign of mercy and encouragement for families of all shapes and sizes.
"Provides a strategy for the Republicans to win back the White House in the 2016 election and defeat candidate Hillary Clinton over such issues as terrorism, immigration, and class warfare." -- Provided by publisher.
"Picasso & Matisse. Manet & Degas. Pollack & de Kooning. Lucian Freud & Francis Bacon. This is the story of four pairs of artists -- each linked by friendship and a spirit of competitiveness. Taken together, they form an impressive lineage stretching across more than 150 years. But in each case, these relationships had a flashpoint, a damaging psychological event that seemed to mark both an end and a new beginning, a break that led onto new creative innovations"-- Provided by publisher.
A survey of life on the nation's campuses offers detailed profiles of the best colleges and rankings of colleges in sixty-two different categories, along with a wealth of information and applications tips.
Examining the medical technologies taking shape at the nexus of computing, microelectronics, engineering, nanotechnology, cellular and gene therapies and robotics, an in-depth look at how scientific breakthroughs and technology can help us overcome our failings, while still allowing us to hold onto our humanity.
Provides a comprehensive history of bicycles, highlighting their origin, construction, evolution, and uses, such as transportation, sports, and recreation.
THE BIG THING : HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR CREATIVE PROJECT EVEN IF YOU'RE A LAZY, SELF-DOUBTING PROCRASTINATOR LIKE ME
"New York Times business writer Phyllis Korkki explores what drives people to pursue their dreams of creating the next Big Thing, documenting through stories, case studies, and science, the productive habits and behaviors of those who achieve success"-- Provided by publisher.
Describes the life of world-class Ugandan runner Julius Achon, who was kidnapped by the Lord's Resistance Army as a twelve-year-old and forced into fighting and being a soldier, before escaping and discovering his talent for running.
"In recent years, California has begun, sometimes boldly, sometimes tentatively, a reinvestigation of the idea that government may not be a dirty word. From raising taxes on those with annual incomes over $250,000, to shifting money toward the schools ofpoor children, from seeking environmental alliances with other countries to limit global warming, to the rejection of military solutions to the problems posed by illegal immigration, California has been a laboratory of innovation.These are clear, if not always consistent, indications that Californians are not content to pursue the "race to the bottom" right-wing philosophy that has gone mostly unchallenged since the fall of the Communism. That model of endorsing privatization, deregulation, and reductions in government spending, eschewing subsidies, minimal government interference in business, and a tax system that disproportionately favors the wealthy, is exemplified by Rick Perry's vision for Texas and rejected by the pragmatic liberal Jerry Brown.Thisliberal mindset, forged in the crucible of the tumultuous last half century, is California's true contribution to not only the county, but the world"-- Provided by publisher.
COMMON STOCKS AND COMMON SENSE : THE STRATEGIES, ANALYSES, DECISIONS, AND EMOTIONS OF A PARTICULARLY SUCCESSFUL VALUE INVESTOR
"There are many books on investing that describe investment principles and strategies - this is not one of them. Following the same case-based pedagogy he learned from at the Harvard Business school, value-investing giant Ed Wachenheim illustrates how powerful principles and strategies for protecting and growing capital are emplyed in actual investment situations through personally selected investments made by his company, Greenhaven Associaes, over its storied history"--dust jacket flap.
The absorbing and untold story of how the CIA, the world's most famous and contoversial intellegence agency, has managed the problem of whistleblowers and dealt with the age-old puzzle of secrecy in an open society.
Argues in favor of phasing out paper money to fight crime and tax evasion, and to battle financial crises by tapping the power of negative interest rates.
Presents a chronicle of modern thought from Descartes to Rousseau, detailing the role of then-amateur philosophers in shaping Western intellectual pursuits against a backdrop of religious upheaval and the rise of Galilean science.
658.877 EBA 2016
Get the most out of eBay with this definitive guide to buying and selling. Become a power user by using social media to sell learn to craft bidding strategies, communicate with customers, and much more.
A dual biography of entertainment legends Elizabeth Taylor and Michael Jackson that explores their individual careers and personal lives leading up to and including their 25-year friendship.
THE ESSENTIAL EXECUTOR'S HANDBOOK : A QUICK AND HANDY RESOURCE FOR DEALING WITH WILLS, TRUSTS, BENEFITS, AND PROBATE
"Many of you, regardless of your feelings on the matter, will eventually be appointed as executor of your parents', spouse's, or another's estate. Just calling an attorney isn't enough. Settling a decedent's estate may require the combined expertise of accountants, appraisers, auctioneers, realtors, bankers, brokers, insurance companies, a myriad of bureaucrats, and, yes, even lawyers. Where do you start? How do you empty a house crammed with a lifetime's worth of knick-knacks, bad art, and unopened mail? How do you deal with long-lost relatives who think you're taking too long or charging too much? And how do you oversee those professionals who know so much more than you about the process? The Essential Executor's Handbook not only explains the steps involved in settling an estate, but it shows you how to get all these professionals to do the work for you. You will learn everything you need to know about the basic laws and procedures involved all the legal definitions you could possibly want and why each professional is necessary, what they do, what they charge, and where to find them. No matter how little you know about law, accounting, and the rest, The Essential Executor's Handbook will lead you by the hand through the settlement process"-- Provided by publisher.
"An immersive, gripping account of the rise and fall of Iran's glamorous Pahlavi dynasty, written with the cooperation of the late Shah's widow, Empress Farah In this remarkably human portrait of one of the twentieth century's most complicated personalities, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Andrew Scott Cooper traces the Shah's life from childhood through his ascension to the throne in 1941. He draws the turbulence of the post-war era during which the Shah survived assassination attempts and coup plots to build a modern, pro-Western state and launch Iran onto the world stage as one of the world's top five powers. Readers get the story of the Shah's political career alongside the story of his courtship and marriage to Farah Diba, who became a power in her own right, the beloved family they created, and an exclusive look at life inside the palace during the Iranian Revolution. Cooper's investigative account ultimately delivers the fall of the Pahlavi dynasty through the eyes of those who were there: leading Iranian revolutionaries President Jimmy Carter and White House officials US Ambassador William Sullivan and his staff in the American embassy in Tehran American families caught up in the drama even Empress Farah herself, and the rest of the Iranian Imperial family. Intimate and sweeping at once, The Fall of Heaven recreates in stunning detail the dramatic and final days of one of the world's most legendary ruling families, the unseating of which helped set the stage for the current state of the Middle East. "-- Provided by publisher.
THE FIBRO FIX : GET TO THE ROOT OF YOUR FIBROMYALGIA AND START REVERSING YOUR CHRONIC PAIN AND FATIGUE IN 21 DAYS
HEALTH 616.742 BRA
"Chronic pain affects nearly 100 million Americans. Ongoing fatigue affects even more. The combination of fatigue and body-wide chronic pain, often called "fibromyalgia," remains mysterious and confusing, and an alarming 2/3 of sufferers may be misdiagnosed. For more than 25 years, Dr. Brady has treated many thousands of patients seeking relief from fibromyalgia. In The Fibro Fix, he distills his life-changing prescription into an integrative 21-day program to help you determine if, in fact, you're suffering from fibromyalgia or from one of the conditions commonly misdiagnosed as the disease. Dr. Brady then presents three simple initial steps towards recovery: detoxification, dietary changes, and movement to start relieving symptoms. The plan then offers deeper, long-term solutions, including both medications and natural approaches, designed to address the specific root cause of your problems, so that you can get back to feeling your best. He also includes delicious recipes, movement & exercise guides, information on nutritional and herbal supplements, stress management techniques, and medication guidance, when needed"-- Provided by publisher.
HEALTH 616.742 LIP
"A guide to treating fibromyalgia incorporates clinically proven therapies with alternative medicine options, helping to rebalance adrenal hormones, reduce pain hypersensitivity, and tame the hyperactive stress response."-- Provided by publisher.
"A top military and intelligence insider reveals why ISIS, Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups are gaining power throughout the world, outlining a bold strategy for defeating radical Islam while revealing the reasons behind the author's controversial dismissal from the Defense Intelligence Agency." -- Provided by publisher.
What if you could, with a little effort, live an extraordinary life? A life in which you felt deep passion for everything you did, and always had time for what matters most? A life in which you had the power, the daring, and the will to make your boldest dreams come true, all while you happily left feelings of inadequacy or guilt behind? It is possible to take your life from ordinary to extraordinary. The secret? Cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit inside you – the spirit that allows you to embrace your individuality, to look not just at what is but at what could be, to believe in yourself beyond reason and to step up to creating your own definition of happiness and success - a version of success in which work and family life happily co-exist - instead of chasing a cookie-cutter version. Here, Jessica Herrin, serial entrepreneur and founder and CEO of the Stella & Dot Family Brands, shows how the classic traits of successful entrepreneurs are ones each one of us can develop – and use not only to create a company, but also to create an extraordinary life. Whether we work a corporate job, run a family, or run our own business, Herrin offers realistic, attainable steps each one of us can take to achieve extraordinary success on our own terms. Through candid and inspiring lessons from her life as a successful CEO and working mother of two, as well as stories of many amazing individuals she’s met along the way, Herrin inspires and empowers us to dial up the sound of our own voices and make our authentic dreams a reality.
The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWII.
"A follow-up to the best-selling A Stolen Life traces the author's struggles to adjust after escaping her longtime abductors, detailing her reunions with family members, her experiences with milestone challenges and her consideration of a potential relationship."-- Provided by publisher.
Amy Schumer, Emmy Award-winning comedian, actress, writer, and star, mines her past for stories about her teenage years, her family, relationships, and sex, and shares the experiences that have shaped who she is--a woman with the courage to bare her soul and stand up for what she believes in, all while making us laugh. Ranging from the raucous to the romantic, the heartfelt to the harrowing, this highly entertaining and universally appealing collection is the literary equivalent of a night out with your best friend -- an unforgettable and fun adventure you wish could last forever. -- Adapted from book jacket.
"Exploration of a "rare, emotionally intense way of life" in which artists like Raden Saleh and Walter Spies abandon the cultures that created them and adopt an exotic alternative"-- Provided by publisher.
"A deeply reported accounting of the new conservative movement's efforts to undermine democratic progress in America reveals how a growing number of Republicans are taking strategic steps to minimize the collective strength of majority rule through opt-out measures at the state level, overrulings and funding limitations."-- Provided by publisher.
"Garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, sage, basil--you'll be amazed by what your baby will eat! Here are 125 healthy, delicious, kitchen-tested, and pediatric dietician-approved baby food recipes that will nurture your child's adventurous palate and guarantee smiles from everyone at the dinner table. Baby Gourmet is a total guide to your baby and toddler's diet. Jennifer Carlson built her business, Baby Gourmet, into one of the top-selling organic baby food brands in North America--and she'll show you how to make nutritious, delicious, home-cooked meals that will complement your child's development schedule and make everyone else in the family happy too. Her mouth-watering recipes reduce picky eating and introduce your baby to the wide world of textures and tastes, from veggies such as kale and fennel, to grains such as amaranth and spelt, to herbs and spices such as turmeric and ginger that will help you avoid added sugar, salt, colorings, and preservatives. As a busy mother of two, Jen understands that it's easy to feel overwhelmed by feeding struggles and the sheer mass of parenting information, not to mention the challenges of finding time to make wholesome, flavorful meals from scratch. In this essential guide, she clearly lays out everything you need to know about feeding your baby: when to wean how to get the right nutrients at every stage how to deal with finicky eating habits which foods will treat gassiness, colic, constipation, low iron, or poor sleep and how to adapt your special dietary considerations for your child. As daunting as it may seem, there are shortcuts and techniques to make it all manageable, whether you're cooking for a single little one or a family of five and counting"-- Provided by publisher.
Looks at the state of knowledge in the American public, and demonstrates how many areas of knowledge correlate with quality of life, politics, and behavior, arguing that being knowledgeable has significant value even when facts can be looked up with little effort.
HERE'S THE PLAN : YOUR PRACTICAL, TACTICAL GUIDE TO ADVANCING YOUR CAREER DURING PREGNANCY AND PARENTING
"The author combines her own experience with interviews of over fifty working mothers to provide advice and information for women seeking to balance career with pregnancy and motherhood." -- Provided by publisher.
Characterizes presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as a Nixonian political gangster out to control the country's wealth, in a scathing critique that makes controversial claims about Clinton family corruption.
Shares the story of the author's family and upbringing, describing how they moved from poverty to an upwardly mobile clan that included the author, a Yale Law School graduate, while navigating the demands of middle class life and the collective demons of the past.
"From geologic upheavals and mad kings to trade routes and saints' ways, this book relates the tales behind the top 500 walks that have shaped our society. It's easy to imagine traveling back in time as you read about convicts and conquistadores, silk traders and Buddhists who have hiked along routes for purposes as varied as the terrain they covered. From prehistory to the present day, take a grand tour of world events at eye-level perspective with accounts that combine knowledgeable commentary with practical detail. You may even be inspired to lace up your own boots! "-- Provided by publisher.
"Rosa Brooks traces this seismic shift in how America wages war from an unconventional perspective, that of a former top Pentagon official who is the daughter of two anti-war protesters and a human rights activist married to an Army Green Beret. Her experiences lead her to an urgent warning: When the boundaries around war disappear, we risk destroying America's founding values and the laws and institutions we've built, and undermining the international rules and organizations that keep our world from sliding towards chaos. If Russia and China have recently grown bolder in their foreign adventures, it's no accident US precedents have paved the way for the increasingly unconstrained use of military power by states around the globe. Meanwhile, we continue to pile new tasks onto the military, making it increasingly ill-prepared for the threats America will face in the years to come" --from Amazon.
THE HUNTRESS : THE ADVENTURES, ESCAPADES, AND TRIUMPHS OF ALICIA PATTERSON: AVIATRIX, SPORTSWOMAN, JOURNALIST, PUBLISHER
"The fascinating biography of the maverick newspaperwoman, equestrian, aviatrix and intrepid adventurer Alicia Patterson, which follows her exceptional exploits through the first half of the 20th century, from her troublemaking days as the middle child of complicated parents to her successes as publisher of the Pulitzer Prize winning Newsday"-- Provided by publisher.
"An award-winning science writer shares unique perspectives into the role of the microbiome in human health, identity and ability, explaining in comprehensive, lighthearted detail how our microbial partners shape and protect life on Earth in unexpected ways" -- Provided by publisher.
One day, third-grade teacher Kyle Schwartz asked her students to fill in the blank in this sentence: "I wish my teacher knew..." The results astounded her. Some answers were humorous others were heartbreaking. All were profoundly moving and enlightening. The results opened her eyes to the need for educators to understand the unique realitites their students face in order to created an open, safe, and supportive classroom environment. When Kyle shared her experience online, teachers around the globe began sharing their own contributions to #IWishMyTeacherKnew. Kyle's book tells the story of the #IWishMyTeacherKnew movement, with dozens of students' handwritten emotional and insightful responses throughout. It provides a look at systemic problems that affect students nationwide, like poverty and mobility, alongside issues that affect millions of individual students, such as trauma and the challenge of developing meaningful classroom relationships. Kyle shares real stories from students, teachers, and family members that shed light on how we can all help students tackle challenges and grow as individuals. She shares strategies that can work in classrooms across America, ultimately presenting a practical guide to adapt the I Wish My Teacher Knew exercise to suit any classroom's needs or educator's teaching style. -- Back cover.
"A memoir of mothers and daughters--and mothers as daughters--traced through four generations, from Paris to New York and back again"-- Publisher.
"Lisa and Francesca are back with another collection of warm and witty stories that will strike a chord with every woman. This six book series is among the best reviewed humor books published today and has been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Delia Ephron said of the fifth book in the series, Have a Nice Guilt Trip, "Lisa and Francesca, mother and daughter, bring you the laughter of their lives once again and better than ever. You will identify with these tales of guilt and fall in love with them and fierce (grand) Mother Mary." This seventh volume will not disappoint as it hits the humorous and poignant note that fans have come to expect from the beloved mother-daughter duo"-- Provided by publisher.
"...Faludi's struggle to come to grips with her father's reinvented self takes her across borders--historical, political, religious, sexual--to bring her face to face with the question of the age: Is identity something you "choose," or is it the very thing you can't escape?"-- Book jacket.
Tom Wolfe takes us on an eye-opening journey that is sure to arouse widespread debate. THE KINGDOM OF SPEECH is a captivating, paradigm-shifting argument that speech--not evolution--is responsible for humanity's complex societies and achievements. From Alfred Russel Wallace, the Englishman who beat Darwin to the theory of natural selection but later renounced it, and through the controversial work of modern-day anthropologist Daniel Everett, who defies the current wisdom that language is hard-wired in humans, Wolfe examines the solemn, long-faced, laugh-out-loud zig-zags of Darwinism, old and Neo, and finds it irrelevant here in the Kingdom of Speech.
A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime teacher.
"Think your Mac is powerful now? This practical guide shows you how to get much more from your system by tapping into Unix, the robust operating system concealed beneath OS Xs beautiful user interface. OS X puts more than a thousand Unix commands at your fingertips--for finding and managing files, remotely accessing your Mac from other computers, and using freely downloadable open source applications. If youre an experienced Mac user, this updated edition teaches you all the basic commands you need to get started with Unix. Youll soon learn how to gain real control over your system"--Page 4 of cover.
Describes how President Obama has changed and improved the course of American foreign policy through the way he approached difficult global challenges including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, turbulence in Syria and the rise of ISIS.
"Victory may sometimes look like a sudden revolution when, in truth, it rests on years of struggle. The June 2015 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges is a sweeping victory for the freedom to marry, but it was one step in a long process. Love Unites Us is the history of activists' passion and persistence in the struggle for marriage rights for same-sex couples in the United States, told in the words of those who waged the battle. Launching the fight for the freedom to marry was neither an obvious nor an uncontested strategy. To many activists, achieving marriage equality seemed far-fetched, but the skeptics were proved wrong. Proactive arguments in favor of love, family, and commitment were more effective than arguments that focused on rights and the goal of equality at work. Telling the stories of people who loved and cared for one another, in sickness and in health, cut through the antigay noise and moved people-not without backlash and not overnight, but faster than most activists and observers had ever imagined. With compelling stories from leading attorneys and activists including Evan Wolfson, Mary L. Bonauto, Jon W. Davidson, and Paul M. Smith, Love Unites Us explains how gay and lesbian couples achieved the right to marry"-- Provided by publisher.
"The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee presents reflections on her inner life from the unique perspectives of the cafes and cultural haunts she has visited and worked in around the world." -- Publisher's description.
Get more done quickly with Outlook 2016. Jump in wherever you need answers--brisk lessons and colorful screenshots show you exactly what to do, step by step.
White sugar is one of the most widely demonized health threats out there, even more than fat, and consumers are increasingly interested in decreasing the amount of sugar they use and also in using less-processed natural sweeteners. But decreasing or changing the sugar in a recipe can have disastrous results: Baked goods turn out dry, dense, and downright inedible. We address these issues head-on with 120 foolproof, great-tasting recipes for cookies, cakes, pies and more that reduce the overall sugar content by at least 30% and rely solely on more natural alternatives to white sugar.
Explains how to set up and use a computer network, including installing network hardware, understanding protocols, using cloud services, configuring Windows Server 2016 reference, solving network problems, and managing Linux systems.
Explains how to set up and use a small network, including peripherals, dialing-in, remote office connections, operating systems, servers, configuration, and troubleshooting common problems.
THE NEW RULES OF MARKETING & PR : HOW TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA, ONLINE VIDEO, MOBILE APPLICATIONS, BLOGS, NEWS RELEASES, AND VIRAL MARKETING TO REACH BUYERS DIRECTLY
"The pioneering guide to the future of marketing, The New Rules of Marketing & PR, has been updated and revised to retain its place as the top marketing and public relations book available. Learn the latest tools and techniques to communicate with buyers directly and in real-time, raise online visibility, and increase sales. For professionals, entrepreneurs, business owners, and professors alike, this one-of-a-kind guide offers actionable strategies that can be implemented immediately. In this completely revised and updated Fifth edition, David Meerman Scott offers fresh examples of success from organizations around the world delivers revised and expanded information on techniques like Inbound Marketing, Content Marketing, and Newsjacking and offers the latest on social networks such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and LinkedIn. The New Rules of Marketing & PR gives you the inside track to gain attention for your product, service, or idea at a fraction of the cost of traditional marketing and PR programs." -- Back cover.
"In the hands of one of our best writers on architectures and design, a history of chairs becomes a revealing history of design and leisure, and ultimately of how we see ourselves"-- Provided by publisher.
"You don't understand the software running your car or your iPhone. But here's a secret: neither do the geniuses at Apple or the Ph.D.'s at Toyota--not perfectly, anyway. No one, not lawyers, doctors, accountants, or policy makers, fully grasps the rules governing your tax return, your retirement account, or your hospital's medical machinery. The same technological advances that have simplified our lives have made the systems governing our lives incomprehensible, unpredictable, and overcomplicated. In Overcomplicated, complexity scientist Samuel Arbesman offers a fresh, insightful field guide to living with complex technologies that defy human comprehension. As technology grows more complex, Arbesman argues, its behavior mimics the vagaries of the natural world more than it conforms to a mathematical model. If we are to survive and thrive in this new age, we must abandon our need for governing principles and rules and accept the chaos. By embracing and observing the freak accidents and flukes that disrupt our lives, we can gain valuable clues about how our algorithms really work. What's more, we will become better thinkers, scientists, and innovators as a result."--Page  of cover.
"In the summer of 1953, a renowned Yale neurosurgeon named William Beecher Scoville performed a novel operation on a 27-year-old epileptic patient named Henry Molaison, drilling two silver-dollar sized holes in his forehead and suctioning out a few teaspoons of tissue from a mysterious region deep inside his brain. The operation helped control Molaison's intractable seizures, but it also did something else: It left Molaison amnesic for the rest of his life, with a short term memory of just thirty seconds. Patient H.M., as he came to be known, would emerge as the most important human research subject in history. Much of what we now know about how memory works is a direct result of the sixty years of near-constant experimentation carried out upon him untilhis death in 2008."-- Provided by publisher.
"A meditation on the British designers William Morris and Mariano Fortuny, with color illustrations"-- Provided by publisher.
An oral history chronicles the role of the preeminent Hollywood talent agency through the stories of its influence on major film, television, sports, music, and business ventures through the past half century.
"The renowned child psychologist explains how to cultivate a better parent-child relationship while nurturing empathy, honesty, resilience, and independence through balanced, non-adversarial parenting approaches." -- Provided by publisher.
Brings readers into the unregulated food industry, revealing that this shocking deception extends from high-end foods like olive oil, wine and Kobe beef to everyday staples such as coffee, honey, juice and cheese.
THE REST I WILL KILL : WILLIAM TILLMAN AND THE UNFORGETTABLE STORY OF HOW A FREE BLACK MAN REFUSED TO BECOME A SLAVE
Bringing to life one of the most daring, and long-forgotten, heroes of the Civil War, a dramatic account of captivity and survival on the high seas follows a free black man as he recaptures his commandeered ship from Confederate privateers, defies their efforts to make him a slave and becomes an unlikely beacon of hope for a disheartened Union army.
Provides guidance on how to use data to monitor and improve running performance.
Presents a six-volume catalogue showing postage stamps from the United States, the United Nations, and the other countries of the world and their current values.
Every writing project has one thing in common, they all start with a single sentence. Writers constantly struggle to answer this question: What is your story about? Finally, a guide by a leading Hollywood insider who actually knows the answer, and now she shows you how to do it yourself! Lane Shefter Bishop, CEO of Vast Entertainment, explains the key to selling your screenplay, novel, or script. This comprehensive guide to opening career doors is the first of its kind, highlighting the tips and techniques for making your story stand out.
A science historian describes seven famous ancestral fossils that have become known around the world, including the three-foot tall "hobbit" from Flores, the Neanderthal of La Chapelle, the Taung Child, the Piltdown Man hoax, Peking Man, Australopithecussediba, and Lucy.
Offers a thirty-one-day fitness and diet plan to help achieve peak physical and mental fitness through full-body workouts that don't require gym access or weights.
Opens readers' eyes to the wonders of Indian painting, and shows them new ways of seeing art.
"The story of the world's greatest civilization spans 4,000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories--an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, heroines, villains, artisans, and pioneers. Professor Joann Fletcher pulls together the complete story of [ancient] Egypt--charting the rise and fall of the ancient Egyptians while putting their whole world into ... context"-- Amazon.com.
"Ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker recall the path terror in the Middle East has taken from the rise of al-Qaeda in the 1990s to the recent beheadings of reporters and aid workers by ISIS. With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. This collection draws on several articles he wrote while researching that book as well as many that he's written since, following where and how al-Qaeda and its core cultlike beliefs have morphed and spread. They include an indelible impression of Saudi Arabia, a kingdom of silence under the control of the religious police the Syrian film industry, then compliant at the edges but already exuding a feeling of the barely masked fury that erupted into civil war the 2006-11 Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza, a study in disparate values of human lives. Others continue to look into al-Qaeda as it forms a master plan for its future, experiences a rebellion from within the organization, and spins off a growing web of terror in the world. The American response is covered in profiles of two FBI agents and a chief of the CIA. It ends with the recent devastating piece about the capture and beheading by ISIS of four American journalists and aid workers, and how our government failed to handle the situation"-- Provided by publisher.
Offers an unparalleled window into the day-to-day work of U.S. diplomats, demystifying the lives of those who implement America's foreign policy across the globe, at the same time revealing the disconnect that diplomats face at home, guided by conflicting approaches from multiple Washington stakeholders intent on their own agenda, often unaware of realities on the ground (From book jacket).
Even before shots were fired at Fort Sumter, slaves recognized that their bondage was at the root of the war, and they began running to the Union army. By the war's end, nearly half a million had taken refuge behind Union lines in improvised "contraband camps". These were crowded and dangerous places, with conditions approaching those of a humanitarian crisis, yet families and individuals took unimaginable risks to reach them, and they became the first places where many Northerners would come to know former slaves en masse. Drawing on records of the Union and Confederate armies, the letters and diaries of soldiers, transcribed testimonies of former slaves, and more, Manning sweeps us along, from the contraband camps, sharing insight and stories of individuals and armies on the move, to debates in the halls of Congress. The alliances between former slaves and Union soldiers which were warily begun in the contraband camps would forge a dramatically new but highly imperfect alliance between the government and the African Americans. That alliance would outlast the war, and help destroy slavery and ward off the very acute and surprisingly tenacious danger of re-enslavement. It also raised, for the first time, humanitarian questions about refugees in wartime and legal questions about civil and military authority with which we still wrestle, as well as redefined American citizenship, to the benefit but also to the lasting cost of African Americans.
In the mid-nineteenth century, many dinosaur fossils were found in the United States, especially during the 1870s and 1880s "Bone Wars." Paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh discovered dozens of skeletons, but in 1905, fossil hunter Barnum Brown named the first tyrannosaur known to science--Tyrannosaurus rex. Tyrannosaurus was an impressive beast it topped five tons, was more than thirty-five feet (twelve meters) long, and had the largest head and most powerful bite of any land animal, ever. Tyrannosaurs started small, just a couple of yards long, and over the course of 100 million years, evolved into giant meat-slicing bone crushers. As of 2015, there were nearly 30 described species of tyrannosaur, but during the last decade at least one new species has been identified and named every year, greatly improving what we know about how they lived, fed, bred, and died. THE TYRANNOSAUR CHRONICLES tracks the rise of these dinosaurs, and presents the latest research into their biology, showing off more than just their impressive statistics--tyrannosaurs had feathers, and fought and even ate one another. Indeed, David Hone tells the evolutionary story of the group through their anatomy, ecology, and behavior, exploring how they came to be the dominant terrestrial predators of the Mesozoic--and more recently, one of the great icons of biology.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder associated with overall body pain and discomfort. Although the condition is not a variety of other neurological disorders or even arthritis, it possesses some of the same symptoms. There are an estimated 10 million Americans suffering with fibromyalgia, and estimates suggest that three to six percent of the world's population have symptoms of fibromyalgia. The medical costs of treatment coupled with lost productivity have been estimated in the billions of dollars. The good news is that fibromyalgia is not progressive and is not fatal. Many sufferers report that the symptoms can improve with treatment and time. This accessible introduction to the disorder helps educate both sufferers and caregivers alike to the symptoms, potential causes, treatments, and outcomes of fibromyalgia. Addressing both traditional and alternative approaches, Naheed Ali offers hope and guidance for those seeking both understanding and possible paths to recovery. He focuses not just on the science and medicine behind fibromyalgia, but also on living well with it after diagnosis. Offering tips for lifestyle modifications as well as advice for caregivers, family, and friends, he ultimately provides a responsive and hopeful guide to this often misunderstood condition.
THE VEGETABLE BUTCHER : HOW TO SELECT, PREP, SLICE, DICE, AND MASTERFULLY COOK VEGETABLES FROM ARTICHOKES TO ZUCCHINI
A fresh, inspiring and essential guide that demystifies the world of vegetables, from exotic crosnes and gnarly celeriac to the amazingly versatile everyday potato. It's the book that shows exactly how to prepare an artichoke-plus peel a tomato, chiffonade kale, slice kohlrabi into carpaccio, break down a butternut squash, and cut a cauliflower into steaks. This is a complete vegetable education, from what to look for at the market to how to make vegetables the center of truly distinctive dishes. Over 100 recipes, all vegetarian (and all extraordinarily luscious), celebrate the soul-satisfying flavor of each vegetable.
A molecular biologist's investigation into the venom of some of the world's most exotic poisonous animals explores how they work, what they do to the human body and their potential for revolutionizing biochemistry and medicine today.
"An academic and activist takes an entertaining look at the Nordic welfare state--and shows us how we, too, can have a far more equal and just economic system In America, many Democrats invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most Republicans fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible to replicate here at home. The US is too big, or too individualistic, or too puritan, or too. something. Whatever the reason, it's impossible, and we shouldn't bother to try. Enter George Lakey. A longtime activist and academic, Lakey has spent decades studying the economies of Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Iceland, and inViking Economics,he reveals that Scandinavia's deep commitment to the welfare state is much more recent than we think. Not long ago, Scandinavia was a far more unequal place, with a much weaker commitment to the social welfare of its citizens. There's nothing inherently Scandinavian about greater equality. so why not try it here? Viking Economicsis more fun and entertaining than any economics book you've ever read. And, very possibly, more convincing! As he ranges from twentieth-century Norwegian history to the details of Swedish childcare policies, Lakey never loses his sense of humor or his expansive, generous vision of a better, more equal future. By explaining that even Scandinavia's grandest experiments in social equality are rooted in recent political struggles, Lakey explains shows how we can do it, too--conventional wisdom be damned"-- Provided by publisher.
Andrew Schulman, a fifty-seven-year-old professional guitarist, had a close brush with death on the night of July 16, 2009. Against the odds he survived: A medical miracle. Once fully recovered, Andrew resolved to dedicate his life to bringing music to critically ill patients at Mount Sinai Beth Israel s ICU. In this book, you ll learn the astonishing story of the people he s met along the way both patients and doctors and of the people he has inspired in return. In his new work as a medical musician, Andrew has met with experts in music, neuroscience, and medicine. In this book, he shares with readers an overview of the cutting-edge science and medical theories that illuminate this exciting field.
The Untold Story of the Extraordinary Alliance That Forged Our Nation and the Unlikely Duo Behind It: George Washington & Alexander Hamilton In the wake of the American Revolution, the Founding Fathers faced a daunting task: overcome their competing visions to build a new nation, the likes of which the world had never seen. As hostile debates raged over how to protect their new hard-won freedoms, two men formed an improbable partnership that would launch the fledgling United States: George Washington and Alexander Hamilton. Washington and Hamilton chronicles the unlikely collaboration between these two conflicting characters at the heart of our national narrative: Washington, the indispensable general devoted to classical virtues, and Hamilton, an ambitious officer and lawyer eager for fame of the noblest kind. Working together, they laid the groundwork for the institutions that govern the United States to this day and protected each other from bitter attacks from Jefferson and Madison, who considered their policies a betrayal of the republican ideals they had fought for. Yet while Washington and Hamilton's different personalities often led to fruitful collaboration, their conflicting ideals also tested the boundaries of their relationship - and threatened the future of the new republic. From the rumblings of the American Revolution through the fractious Constitutional Convention and America's turbulent first years, this captivating history reveals the stunning impact of this unlikely duo that set the United States on the path to becoming a superpower.
In We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong, Carville analyzes how the Republican party has ultimately failed to deliver on its promises and how Donald J. Trump, the party's likely nominee in the 2016 presidential election, is the embodiment of that failure, and worse. Make no mistake, says Carville: Trump's ascendancy is no accident, but a revealing sign that the GOP is intellectually bankrupt and on the wrong side of today's critical issues, including economic inequality and global warming. Written with Carville's trademark sarcasm, folksiness, wit, and downhome common sense, We're Still Right, They're Still Wrong is a timely guide for voters, politicians, and journalists trying to make sense of our country's most divisive and contentious election of the century.
Explains how to identify personal goals and interests and reveals how to apply that information toward obtaining satisfying employment, with tips on interviews, salary-negotiation techniques, and career searching online.
"A golden rule book to parenting best practices, What Great Parents Do concisely presents key strategies to help parents reshape kids' challenging behaviors, create strong family bonds, and guide children toward becoming happy, kind, responsible adults. What Great Parents Do is an everything-you-need-to-know road map for parenting that you will consult again and again. Psychologist Erica Reischer draws on research in child development and cognitive science to distill the best information about parenting today into bite-size pieces with real examples, useful tips, and tools and techniques that parents can apply right away. This book will show you how to do what great parents do so well, including: - Great parents start with empathy - Great parents accept their kids just as they are - Great parents avoid power struggles - Great parents see the goal of discipline as learning, not punishment - Great parents know they aren't perfect A toolbox of the most effective parenting strategies known to man, What Great Parents Do is accessible, actionable, and easy to follow"-- Provided by publisher.
"Whistlestop tells the human story of nervous gambits hatched in first-floor hotel rooms, failures of will before the microphone, and the cross-country crack-ups of long-planned stratagems. At the bar at the end of a campaign day, these are the stories reporters rehash for themselves and embellish for newcomers. In addition to the familiar tales, Whistlestop also remembers the forgotten stories about the bruising and reckless campaigns of the nineteenth century when the combatants believed the consequences included the fate of the republic itself. Some of the most modern-feeling elements of the American presidential campaign were born before the roads were paved and electric lights lit the convention halls-or there were convention halls at all. Whistlestop is a ride through the American campaign history with one of its most enthusiastic conductors guiding you through the landmarks along the way"--Amazon.com.
"From the creator/editor of Who Shot Rock & Roll ("I loved this book" --Dwight Garner, The New York Times. "Whatever Gail Buckland writes, I want to read"), a book that brings together the work of 165 extraordinary photographers, most of their images heralded, most of their names unknown photographs that capture the essence of athletes mastery of mind/body/soul against the odds, doing the impossible, seeming to defy the laws of gravity, the laws of physics, and showing what human will, discipline, drive, and desire look like when suspended in time. The first book to show the range, cultural importance, and aesthetics of sports photography, much of it legendary, all of it powerful,"--Amazon.com.
Why write when it sometimes feels that so few people really read--read as if their lives might be changed by what they're reading? Why write, when the world wants to be informed, not enlightened to be entertained, not inspired? Writing is backbreaking, mindbreaking, lonely work. So why? Because writing, as celebrated professor Mark Edmundson explains, is one of the greatest human goods. Real writing can do what critic R. P. Blackmur said it could: add to the stock of available reality. Writing teaches us to think it can bring our minds to birth. And once we're at home with words, there are few more pleasurable human activities than writing. Because this is something he believes everyone ought to know, Edmundson offers us Why Write?, essential reading--both practical and inspiring--for anyone who yearns to be a writer, anyone who simply needs to know how to get an idea across, and anyone in between--in short, everyone.
Bondar examines the sex lives of our animal cousins, which are fiendishly difficult, infinitely varied, and often violent. They involve razor sharp penises, murderous cannibals, and chemical warfare in an epic battle between the sexes. Like us, animals must first find the perfect partner. You think we have it tough? Try having to do it while being hunted down by predators, against a backdrop of unpredictable or life-threatening conditions. Then, sperm and egg must successfully meet. Can you imagine doing this when your partner is intent on killing you or when other disgruntled singles are determined to throw you off your game?
In this book of 25 gardens, the author examines how the poet, writer, novelist derived a creative spirit from their private garden, how they tended and enjoyed their gardens, and how they managed their outdoor space.