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101 EPIC DISHES : RECIPES THAT TEACH YOU HOW TO MAKE THE CLASSICS EVEN MORE DELICIOUS
An introduction to great cooking through 101 recipes that build food-preparation knowledge and skills.
THE ABSENT HAND : REIMAGINING OUR AMERICAN LANDSCAPE
by Lessard, Suzannah, author.
917.3 LES
"Following her bestselling The Architect of Desire, Suzannah Lessard returns with a remarkable book, a work of relentless curiosity and a graceful mixture of observation and philosophy. This intriguing hybrid will remind some of W. G. Sebald and others of Rebecca Solnit, but it is Lessard's singular talent to combine this profound book-length mosaic 'a blend of historical travelogue, architectural tour, philosophical meditation, and prose poem' into a work of unique genius, as she describes and reimagines our landscapes. In this exploration of our surroundings, The Absent Hand contends that to reimagine landscape is a form of cultural reinvention. The Absent Hand begins by observing the residual places from our country's first European settlements, and continues to the life of our cities and their eventual overflow into suburbs and wildernesses. Yet Lessard is always joining us to discuss the effects of "enclosure," of how we manage to live on and in the land, how we surround ourselves on the land with stories, roads, buildings, and ideas. Whether it's climate change altering the meaning of nature, or digital communications altering the nature of work, the global enclosure is panoramic, infiltrative, inescapable. No one will finish this book, this journey, without having their ideas of living and settling in their surroundings profoundly enriched"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ACCIDENTAL HOMO SAPIENS : GENETICS, BEHAVIOR, AND FREE WILL
When you think of evolution, the picture that most likely comes to mind is a straight-forward progression, the iconic illustration of a primate morphing into a proud, upright human being. But in reality, random events have played huge roles in determining the evolutionary histories of everything from lions to lobsters to humans. However, random genetic novelties are most likely to become fixed in small populations. It is mathematically unlikely that this will happen in large ones. With our enormous, close-packed, and seemingly inexorably expanding population, humanity has fallen under the influence of the famous (or infamous) "bell curve." Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalles explore what the future of our species could hold, while simultaneously revealing what we didn't become―and what we won't become. A cognitively unique species, and our actions fall on a bell curve as well. Individual people may be saintly or evil generous or grasping narrow-minded or visionary. But any attempt to characterize our species must embrace all of its members and so all of these antitheses. It is possible not just for the species, but for a single individual to be all of these things―even in the same day. We all fall somewhere within the giant hyperspace of the human condition that these curves describe. The Accidental Homo Sapiens shows readers that though humanity now exists on this bell curve, we are far from a stagnant species. Tattersall and DeSalle reveal how biological evolution in modern humans has given way to a cultural dynamic that is unlike anything else the Earth has ever witnessed, and that will keep life interesting―perhaps sometimes too interesting―for as long as we exist on this planet.
ACCIDENTAL PRESIDENTS : EIGHT MEN WHO CHANGED AMERICA
by Cohen, Jared, 1981- author.
973.099 COH
Illuminates the evolution of American presidential power through the unique lens of the eight successors to presidents who died in office, sharing insights into the significant historical contributions of leaders who came to the office indirectly.
ADDICTION NATION : WHAT THE OPIOID CRISIS REVEALS ABOUT US
by King, Timothy McMahan, author.
362.293 KIN
ALL THE WAY : MY LIFE IN FOUR QUARTERS
by Namath, Joe Willie, 1943- author.
B NAMATH
Three days before the 1969 Super Bowl, Joe Namath promised the nation that he would lead the New York Jets to an 18-point underdog victory against the seemingly invincible Baltimore Colts. When the final whistle blew, that promise had been kept: Namath was instantly heralded as a gridiron god, while his rugged good looks, progressive views on race, and boyish charm quickly transformed him - in an era of raucous rebellion, shifting social norms, and political upheaval - into both a bona fide celebrity and a symbol of the commercialization of pro sports. By 26, with a championship title under his belt, he was quite simply the most famous athlete alive. Although his legacy has long been cemented in the history books, beneath the eccentric yet charismatic personality was a player plagued by injury and addiction, both sex and substance. When failing knees permanently derailed his career, he turned to Hollywood and endorsements, not to mention a tumultuous marriage and fleeting bouts of sobriety, to try and find purpose. Now 74, Namath is ready to open up, brilliantly using the four quarters of Super Bowl III as the narrative backbone to a life that was anything but charmed.
AMERICA BEFORE : THE KEY TO EARTH
by Hancock, Graham, author.
970.01 HAN
Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life's work to find out--and in America Before, he draws on the latest archaeological and DNA evidence to bring his quest to a stunning conclusion. Weve been taught that North and South America were empty of humans until around 13,000 years ago amongst the last great landmasses on earth to have been settled by our ancestors. But new discoveries have radically reshaped this long-established picture and we know now that the Americas were first peopled more than 130,000 years ago many tens of thousands of years before human settlements became established elsewhere. Hancock's research takes us on a series of journeys and encounters with the scientists responsible for the recent extraordinary breakthroughs. In the process, from the Mississippi Valley to the Amazon rainforest, he reveals that ancient "New World" cultures share a legacy of advanced scientific knowledge and sophisticated spiritual beliefs with supposedly unconnected "Old World" cultures. Have archaeologists focused for too long only on the "Old World" in their search for the origins of civilization while failing to consider the revolutionary possibility that those origins might in fact be found in the "New World"?
APOLLO
by Launius, Roger D., author.
629.454 LAU
In Apollo's Legacy, space historian Roger D. Launius explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever altered American society. The Apollo missions marked the first time human beings left Earth's orbit and visited another world, and thus they loom large in our collective memory. Many have detailed the exciting events of the Apollo program, but Launius offers unique insight into its legacy as seen through multiple perspectives. He surveys a wide range of viewpoints and narratives, both positive and negative, surrounding the program. These include the argument that Apollo epitomizes American technological--and political--progress technological and scientific advances garnered from the program critiques from both sides of the political spectrum about the program's expenses and even conspiracy theories and denials of the program's very existence. Throughout the book, Launius weaves in stories from important moments in Apollo's history to draw readers into his analysis. Apollo's Legacy is a must-read for space buffs interested in new angles on a beloved cultural moment and those seeking a historic perspective on the Apollo program.
THE ART OF HAPPY MOVING : HOW TO DECLUTTER, PACK, AND START OVER WHILE MAINTAINING YOUR SANITY AND FINDING HAPPINESS
In this book based on her popular blog, The art of happy moving, moving pro Ali Wenzke delivers a comprehensive, step-by-step resource for every phase of the moving process. Ali shares invaluable anecdotes from her many moves, and packs each chapter with a wealth of information and ingenious tips (Did you know that if you have an extra-large welcome mat at the entrance of your home, it's more likely to sell?). Ali also includes checklists for packing and staging, and agendas for the big moving day. Whether you're a relocating professional, newly married, a family with kids and pets, or a retiree looking to downsize, The Art of Happy Moving will help you discover ways to help make your transition an easier one, and be even happier than you were before.
BALLPARK : BASEBALL IN THE AMERICAN CITY
by Goldberger, Paul, author.
796.357 GOL
"An exhilarating, splendidly illustrated, entirely new look at the history of baseball: told through the stories of the vibrant and ever-changing ballparks where the game was and is staged, by the Pulitzer Prize-winning architectural critic. From the earliest corrals of the mid-1800s (Union Grounds in Brooklyn was a 'saloon in the open air'), to the much mourned parks of the early 1900s (Detroit's Tiger Stadium, Cincinnati's Palace of the Fans), to the stadiums we fill today, Paul Goldberger makes clear the inextricable bond between the American city and America's favorite pastime. In the changing locations and architecture of our ballparks, Goldberger reveals the manifestations of a changing society: the earliest ballparks evoked the Victorian age in their accommodations--bleachers for the riffraff, grandstands for the middle-class the 'concrete donuts' of the 1950s and 60s made plain television's grip on the public's attention and more recent ballparks, like Baltimore's Camden Yards, signal a new way forward for stadium design and for baseball's role in urban development. Throughout, Goldberger shows us the way in which baseball's history is concurrent with our cultural history: the rise of urban parks and public transportation the development of new building materials and engineering and design skills. And how the site details and the requirements of the game--the diamond, the outfields, the walls, the grandstands--shaped our most beloved ballparks. A fascinating, exuberant ode to the Edens at the heart of our cities--where dreams are as limitless as the outfields".
BECOMING DR  SEUSS : THEODOR GEISEL AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN IMAGINATION
"The definitive, fascinating, all-reaching biography of Dr. Seuss. Dr. Seuss is a classic American icon. His work has defined our childhoods and the childhoods of our own children. More than twenty-five years after his death, his books continue to find new readers, now grossing over half a billion dollars in sales. His whimsical illustrations and silly, simple rhymes are timeless favorites because, quite simply, he makes us laugh. Theodor Geisel, however, led a life that goes much deeper than the prolific and beloved children's book author. In fact, the allure and fascination of Dr. Seuss begins with this second, more radical side. He had a successful career as a political cartoonist, and his political leanings can be felt throughout his books--remember the environmentalist of The Lorax? Geisel was a complicated man, who introduced generations to the wonders of reading while teaching young people about empathy and how to treat others well"-- Provided by publisher.
BIASED : UNCOVERING THE HIDDEN PREJUDICE THAT SHAPES WHAT WE SEE, THINK, AND DO
by Eberhardt, Jennifer L. (Jennifer Lynn), author.
303.385 EBE
"A Stanford professor, MacArthur grant recipient and leading expert on unconscious racial bias examines the manifestations of automatic racism in today's world and how they influence contemporary race relations and criminal justice." -- Provided by publisher.
BLACK DEATH AT THE GOLDEN GATE : THE RACE TO SAVE AMERICA FROM THE BUBONIC PLAGUE
For Chinese immigrant Wong Chut King, surviving in San Francisco meant a life in the shadows. His passing on March 6, 1900, would have been unremarkable if a city health officer hadn't noticed a swollen black lymph node on his groin―a sign of bubonic plague. Empowered by racist pseudoscience, officials rushed to quarantine Chinatown while doctors examined Wong’s tissue for telltale bacteria. If the devastating disease was not contained, San Francisco would become the American epicenter of an outbreak that had already claimed ten million lives worldwide. To local press, railroad barons, and elected officials, such a possibility was inconceivable―or inconvenient. As they mounted a cover-up to obscure the threat, ending the career of one of the most brilliant scientists in the nation in the process, it fell to federal health officer Rupert Blue to save a city that refused to be rescued. Spearheading a relentless crusade for sanitation, Blue and his men patrolled the squalid streets of fast-growing San Francisco, examined gory black buboes, and dissected diseased rats that put the fate of the entire country at risk. Randall spins a spellbinding account of Blue’s race to understand the disease and contain its spread―the only hope of saving San Francisco, and the nation, from a gruesome fate.
BLACK SEA : DISPATCHES AND RECIPES THROUGH DARKNESS AND LIGHT
by Eden, Caroline, author.
641.5918 EDE
"This is the tale of a journey between three great cities--Odessa, built on a dream by Catherine the Great, through Istanbul, the fulcrum balancing Europe and Asia and on to tough, stoic, lyrical Trabzon. With a nose for a good recipe and an ear for an extraordinary story, Caroline Eden travels from Odessa to Bessarabia, Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey's Black Sea region, exploring interconnecting culinary cultures. From the Jewish table of Odessa, to meeting the last fisherwoman of Bulgaria and charting the legacies of the White Russian emigres in Istanbul, Caroline gives readers a unique insight into a part of the world that is both shaded by darkness and illuminated by light."--Provided by publisher.
BLOCKCHAIN
by Laurence, Tiana, author.
332.178 LAU
"Blockchain is the techno-magic that enables cryptocurrencies and impacts the worlds of finance, insurance, supply chain management, and others. But you don't need to be a programmer or financial wizard to understand blockchain you just need this book! It explains blockchain basics, smart contracts, and cryptocurrencies, with real-world examples showing how blockchains functions and where they ad value. Learn how to interact with a blockchain, tour key blockchains, see how they disrupt huge industries, and much more." -- Back cover.
THE BOOK OF THE MOON : A GUIDE TO OUR CLOSEST NEIGHBOR
by Aderin-Pocock, Maggie, author.
523.3 ADE
How well do you know our closest neighbor? The moon has fascinated humankind since the beginning of history. But far from being just a big rock out in space, the moon has a phenomenal power over the earth, with it's ability to create great waves, dictate the length of the day and summon the seasons. It is a key player in the story of our planet. In this unique celebration of the moon, lunar expert and space scientist Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock takes readers on a journey through the moon's past, present and future. She uncovers the way the moon has captured our imaginations, contemplates how it was formed, and uncovers why we need the moon to protect our fragile earth.
THE BRISKET CHRONICLES : HOW TO BARBECUE, BRAISE, SMOKE, AND CURE THE WORLD
"Grill master Steven Raichlen shares more than 60 foolproof, mouthwatering recipes for preparing the tastiest, most versatile, and most beloved cut of meat in the world -- outside on the grill, as well as in the kitchen. Take brisket to the next level: 'Cue it, grill it, smoke it, braise it, cure it, boil it -- even bake it into chocolate chip cookies. Texas barbecued brisket is just the beginning: There's also Jamaican Jerk Brisket and Korean Grilled Brisket to savor. Old School Pastrami and Kung Pao Pastrami, a perfect Passover Brisket with Dried Fruits and Sweet Wine, even ground brisket -- Jakes Double Brisket Cheeseburgers. In dozens of unbeatable tips, Raichlen shows you just how to handle, prep, and store your meat for maximum tenderness and flavor. Plus plenty more recipes that are pure comfort food, perfect for using up leftovers: Brisket Hash, Brisket Baked Beans, Bacon-Grilled Brisket Bites -- or for real mind-blowing pleasure, Kettle Corn with Burnt Ends. And side dishes that are the perfect brisket accents, including slaws, salads, and sauces." -- Provided by publisher.
THE BRITISH ARE COMING : THE WAR FOR AMERICA, LEXINGTON TO PRINCETON, 1775-1777
"The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the Liberation Trilogy presents the first volume in a new series on the American Revolution that draws on perspectives from both sides to chronicle the first 21 months of America's violent war for independence."-- Provided by publisher.
CHOOSE : THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT DECISION BEFORE STARTING YOUR BUSINESS
You will find the meticulously tested, step-by-step process outlined in the book is easy to follow, despite being the result of a decade of research and experience. This process, designed to minimize your risk of failure and losing money up front, coupled with the inspiring stories of everyday people who have used this process to launch successful businesses, will not only give you clarity on what type of business to start, but also the confidence to finally take that leap and get started.
COMEDY SEX GOD
by Holmes, Pete, 1979- author.
B HOLMES
Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, and part spiritual quest, Comedy Sex God is a hilarious, profound, and enlightening romp around the fertile mind of stand-up stand-out, podcast king, and HBO superstar Pete Holmes.
COMMANDER IN CHEAT : HOW GOLF EXPLAINS TRUMP
by Reilly, Rick, author.
973.933 REI
A sportswriter's indictment of how Trump's golf habits reflect his off-the-course ethics draws on personal experience and witness interviews to reveal how Trump lies, intimidates, and files lawsuits to get away with rampant cheating.
THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY : FIELD TECHNIQUES FOR BIRDERS AND NATURE PHOTOGRAPHERS
"Acclaimed photographer and instructor Jeffrey Rich covers all the basics of bird photography, then shows you how to take your images to the next level. With these pro tips for every aspect of the craft, you'll be poised to find great subjects and create amazing images! This second edition features new images and updated discussions on technology and gear"--Back cover.
COMPLETE KETO : A GUIDE TO TRANSFORMING YOUR BODY AND YOUR MIND FOR LIFE
"New York Times best-selling author and expert trainer Drew Manning offers a ketogenic lifestyle reset that really works. His highly accessible program is filled with the practical tools, emotional support, and real-life wisdom readers need to get lasting results. Complete Keto is the first book of its kind, offering a truly comprehensive, integrative, and results-driven ketogenic diet program to create lasting change in your life. Expert trainer Drew Manning, author of the New York Times bestseller Fit2Fat2Fit, brings together his expertise in keto with the insights gained in his own weight loss journey, which he undertook in order to write his first book from an informed and empathetic perspective. He has done the experimentation on himself, so he knows what people go through when they begin a ketogenic program. In this book, readers will grasp the basics of keto jump-start their journey with Drew's signature 30 Day Keto Cleanse learn to use exercise alongside a keto eating plan and find tools and strategies to help ensure their results can last and their lives can change for good"-- Provided by publisher.
DIGITAL MARKETING ALL-IN-ONE
by Diamond, Stephanie, author.
658.872 DIA
A DOG NAMED BEAUTIFUL : A MARINE, A DOG, AND A LONG ROAD TRIP HOME
"Rob Kugler's A Dog Named Beautiful is an uplifting and unforgettable story of a US Marine, his extraordinary dog, and the road trip of a lifetime."-- Provided by publisher.
DON
by Burt, Stephanie, 1971- author.
811.009 BUR
"In Don't Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another--and how they can speak to our lives. She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter. She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about "poetry," whether we think we like it or think we don't, in order to help us cherish--and distinguish among--individual poems. A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don't Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingénues and cognoscenti alike"-- Provided by publisher.
DRAWING PEOPLE EVERY DAY : SHORT LESSONS IN PORTRAIT AND FIGURE DRAWING USING INK AND WATERCOLOR
While today's illustrators work primarily in ink and watercolor, figure drawing instruction still tends to emphasize work in pencil. Commercial illustrator Kagan McLeod offers an approach to figure and portrait drawing more in keeping with today's preferred tools and techniques, one that focuses on cultivating spontaneity, energy, and confidence by providing exercises for brush work in ink and watercolor. By breaking figure and portrait drawing into the three major aspects of line, tone, and color and recommending time limits for each exercise, McLeod encourages working fast and fearless, rather than worrying about getting your figures just right. Filled with numerous illustrative examples of diverse, modern people, Draw People Every Day reflects practical, applicable techniques to get you drawing the people you see in the world around you with speed and proficiency.
EINSTEIN
Quantum physics is the golden child of modern science. It is the basis of our understanding of atoms, radiation, and so much else, from elementary particles and basic forces to the behavior of materials.
EUROPE : A NATURAL HISTORY
by Flannery, Tim F. (Tim Fridtjof), 1956- author.
508.4 FLA
An ecological history of Europe that focuses on the "land itself and the forces shaping life on it."--Dust jacket flap.
THE FIELD GUIDE TO DUMB BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA
by Kracht, Matt, author.
598 KRA
"Perfect for the anti-aviary (or bird fanatic with a sense of humor), this snarky illustrated handbook is equal parts profane, funny, and--let's face it--true. Featuring 50 common North American birds, such as the White-Breasted Butt Nugget and the Goddamned Canada Goose (or White-Breasted Nuthatch and Canada Goose for the layperson), Kracht identifies all the idiots in your backyard and details exactly why they suck with humorous, yet angry, ink drawings. Each entry is accompanied by facts about a bird's (annoying) call, its (dumb) migratory pattern, its (downright tacky) markings, and more. With migratory maps and tips for birding, plus musings on the avian population and the ethics of birdwatching, this is the essential guide to all things wings. No need to wonder what all that racket is anymore!"--Aamzon.com.
FIND YOUR WAY : UNLEASH YOUR POWER AND HIGHEST POTENTIAL
by Fiorina, Carly, author.
158.1 FIO
No matter where you are in life, you are not yet all you will be . . .At some point, virtually everyone finds themselves struggling to find their way in life. Perhaps you're just starting out and haven't yet found your personal or professional path. Maybe you've been plugging away for years, trying to live someone else's dream. Maybe you're outwardly successful but plagued by a nagging, soul-level sense of dissatisfaction. Carly Fiorina, who started as a secretary and later became the first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company, can help. Drawing on her own remarkable journey, and empirical evidence accumulated over four decades in the workplace, Carly will show you how to choose a path over a plan, use problems to propel yourself and your organization forward, overcome fear and procrastination, make smart decisions, and reclaim your power and use it for good. Carly Fiorina believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that your potential can be unleashed. In Find Your Way, she shows you the path to getting there.
FINDING MY VOICE : MY JOURNEY TO THE WEST WING AND THE PATH FORWARD
by Jarrett, Valerie, 1956- author.
B JARRETT
Valerie Jarrett, the longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House, was born in Iran (where her father, a doctor, sought a better job than he could find in segregated America) and grew up in Chicago in the 60s. A single mother stagnating in corporate law, she found her voice in Harold Washington's historic administration, ultimately becoming one of the most influential African-American women of the twenty-first century. From her work ensuring equality for women and girls, advancing civil rights, reforming our criminal justice system, and improving the lives of working families, to the real stories behind some of the most stirring moments of the Obama presidency, Jarrett shares her forthright, optimistic perspective on the importance of leadership and the responsibilities of citizenship in the twenty-first century, inspiring readers to lift their own voices." -- Adapted from publisher descroption.
FIRE IN THE SKY : COSMIC COLLISIONS, KILLER ASTEROIDS AND RACE TO DEFEND EARTH
"An historical survey about asteroid hits sustained by Earth and the defenses being prepared against future asteroid-caused catastrophe"-- Provided by publisher.
THE FIRST WAVE : THE D-DAY WARRIORS WHO LED THE WAY TO VICTORY IN WORLD WAR II
"Beginning in the predawn darkness of June 6, 1944, The First Wave follows the remarkable men who carried out D-Day's most perilous missions. The charismatic, unforgettable cast includes the first American paratrooper to touch down on Normandy soil the British glider pilot who braved antiaircraft fire to crash-land mere yards from the vital Pegasus Bridge the Canadian brothers who led their troops onto Juno Beach under withering fire as well as a French commando, returning to his native land, who fought to destroy German strongholds on Sword Beach and beyond. Readers will experience the sheer grit of the Rangers who scaled Pointe du Hoc and the astonishing courage of the British airborne soldiers who captured the Merville Gun Battery in the face of devastating enemy counterattacks. The first to fight when the stakes were highest and the odds longest, these men would determine the fate of the invasion of Hitler's Fortress Europe--and the very history of the twentieth century. The result is an epic of close combat and extraordinary heroism. It is the capstone Alex Kershaw's remarkable career, built on his close friendships with D-Day survivors and his intimate understanding of the Normandy battlefield. For the seventy-fifth anniversary, here is a fresh take on World War II's longest day"-- Provided by publisher.
A FLORIDA STATE OF MIND : AN UNNATURAL HISTORY OF AMERICA
There's an old clip of Bugs Bunny sawing the entire state of Florida off the continent―and every single time a news story springs up about some shenanigans in Florida, someone on the internet posts it in response. Why are we so ready to wave goodbye to the Sunshine State? In A Florida State of Mind: An Unnatural History of Our Weirdest State, James D. Wright makes the case that there are plenty of reasons to be scandalized by the land and its sometimes-kooky, sometimes-terrifying denizens, but there's also plenty of room for hilarity. Florida didn't just become weird it's built that way. Uncharted swampland doesn't easily give way to sprawling suburbia. It took violent colonization, land scams to trick non-Floridians into buying undeveloped property, and the development of railroads to benefit one man's hotel empire. Even the most natural parts of Florida are unnatural. Florida citrus? Not from here, but from China. Gators? Oh, they're from Florida all right, but that doesn't make having 1 per every 20 humans normal. Animals...in the form of roadkill? Only Florida allows you to keep anything you kill on the road (and anything you find). Yet everyone loves Florida: tourists come in droves, and people relocate to Florida constantly (only 36% of residents were born there). Crammed with unforgettable stories and facts, Florida will show readers exactly why.
FROM SABOTAGE TO SUPPORT : A NEW VISION FOR FEMINIST SOLIDARITY IN THE WORKPLACE
"53% of white women voted for Trump, sabotaging decades of feminist work for liberation and equity across races and identities. For anyone seeking to better understand and move beyond this reality, and to participate in building a truly inclusive world, this book is for you. Feminists have been fighting for decades against the stereotypes that women are somehow hardwired to backstab, claiming that it is not true and seeking to create unity among women. Unfortunately, as we are learning, there is in fact a type of sabotage that falls along racial lines. Different from the stereotypical personal catfight, these divisions between white women, black women and other women of color are rooted in history and are more pervasive than we realize. It occurs when women of different identities unwittingly sabotage each other. This book teaches readers how to take an active approach to better understand ourselves, the biases we may be holding without realizing it, and lift up other women along the way. By pausing to reflect before acting, it is possible to make a different choice, interrupt our action, and take steps to improve our world rather than perpetuate injustices, knowingly and unknowingly. This new book frames sabotage as both a historical inheritance and contextualizes the current problem, providing practical solutions that women can start using in the workplace right away, regardless of their position"-- Provided by publisher.;"Women are acculturated within systems that encourage them to sabotage one another this book shows how they can break free of this cultural programming and use whatever privilege and power they have to raise each other up"-- Provided by publisher.
FROM SCRATCH : A MEMOIR OF LOVE, SICILY, AND FINDING HOME
A poignant and transporting cross-cultural love story set against the lush backdrop of the Sicilian countryside, where one woman discovers the healing powers of food, family, and unexpected grace in her darkest hour.
FULL COUNT : THE EDUCATION OF A PITCHER
by Cone, David, 1963- author.
B CONE
"A Mets and Yankees All-Star pitcher shares lessons from the World Series and beyond in this essential memoir for baseball fans everywhere." -- Provided by publisher.
FUN BOOK
917.4721 NEW
A year-long guide to recreation and entertainment on Long Island and New York City.
FURIOUS HOURS : MURDER, FRAUD, AND THE LAST TRIAL OF HARPER LEE
"Documents the remarkable story of 1970s Alabama serial killer Willie Maxwell and the true-crime book on the Deep South's racial politics and justice system that consumed Harper Lee in the years after To Kill a Mockingbird"-- Provided by publisher.
THE FUTURE IS ASIAN : COMMERCE, CONFLICT, AND CULTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
The "Asian Century" is even bigger than you think. Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, Russia to Australia, Turkey to Indonesia--linking five billion people through trade, finance, infrastructure, and diplomatic networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. China has taken a lead in building the new Silk Roads across Asia, but it will not lead it alone. Rather, Asia is rapidly returning to the centuries-old patterns of commerce, conflict, and cultural exchange that thrived long before European colonialism and American dominance. Asians will determine their own future--and as they collectively assert their interests around the world, they will determine ours as well. There is no more important region of the world for us to better understand than Asia - and thus we cannot afford to keep getting Asia so wrong. Asia's complexity has led to common misdiagnoses: Western thinking on Asia conflates the entire region with China, predicts imminent World War III around every corner, and regularly forecasts debt-driven collapse for the region's major economies. But in reality, the region is experiencing a confident new wave of growth led by younger societies from India to the Philippines, nationalist leaders have put aside territorial disputes in favor of integration, and today's infrastructure investments are the platform for the next generation of digital innovation. If the nineteenth century featured the Europeanization of the world, and the twentieth century its Americanization, then the twenty-first century is the time of Asianization. From investment portfolios and trade wars to Hollywood movies and university admissions, no aspect of life is immune from Asianization. With America's tech sector dependent on Asian talent and politicians praising Asia's glittering cities and efficient governments, Asia is permanently in our nation's consciousness. We know this will be the Asian century. Now we finally have an accurate
GARDENTOPIA : DESIGN BASICS FOR CREATING BEAUTIFUL OUTDOOR SPACES
"Any backyard has the potential to refresh and inspire if you know what to do. Jan Johnsen’s new book, Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces, will delight all garden lovers with over 130 lushly illustrated landscape design and planting suggestions. Ms. Johnsen is an admired designer and popular speaker whose hands-on approach to co-creating with nature will have you saying, I can do that!’" -- Provided by publisher.
GEEK GIRLS DON
What does it mean for a woman to be strong—especially in a world where our conception of a “hero” is still so heavily influenced by male characters like Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman? Geek Girls Don’t Cry explores the subject, offering advice tailor-made for fans of any age. Andrea Towers, who works in public relations at Marvel Entertainment and has written about superheroines for outlets such as Entertainment Weekly, outlines some of the primary traits heroic women can call upon, like resilience, self-acceptance, and bravery, pulling in stories from real-life women as well as figures from the pop-culture pantheon. She also interviews the creators of our favorite fictional heroines, who discuss how they drew from their own experiences to develop these protagonists and how, conversely, their own creations continue to inspire them.
GHOSTS OF GOLD MOUNTAIN : THE EPIC STORY OF THE CHINESE WHO BUILT THE TRANSCONTINENTAL RAILROAD
"A groundbreaking, breathtaking history of the Chinese workers who built the Transcontinental Railroad, helping to forge modern America only to disappear into the shadows of history until now"-- Provided by publisher.
THE GLOBAL AGE : EUROPE 1950-2017
by Kershaw, Ian, author.
940.55 KER
"Traces the latter half of the twentieth century to the present and covers the impact of nuclear threat, accelerating globalization, and the post-2008 financial crises."-- Publisher's description.
A GOOD AMERICAN FAMILY : THE RED SCARE AND MY FATHER
by Maraniss, David, author.
973.918 MAR
"A personal story of the author's father's involvement in HUAC that offers a rich portrait of McCarthy era America"-- Provided by publisher.
GREEK TO ME : ADVENTURES OF THE COMMA QUEEN
by Norris, Mary, 1952- author.
B NORRIS
Presents a chronicle of the author's lifelong love affair with words, filtered through her passion for all things Greek and her solo adventures in Greece.
THE GRIFTER, THE POET, AND THE RUNAWAY TRAIN : STORIES FROM A YANKEE WRITER
"For over 20 years, Geoffrey Douglas has written feature-length pieces for Yankee magazine that chronicle extraordinary stories that have taken place in New England. Some have been about public events, widely reported––a Maine town turning against itself under the weight of an influx of Somalis, a fatal fire in Worcester MA, a Vermont reporter’s defense of marriage equality. Others, have been more private, the stories of men and women surviving, facing choices, living life––a small-time jockey scratching out an existence at county-fair racetracks the long, sad fall of a Maine lottery winner, a poet’s love affair with his town. The best of these, taken together, make for a rich and updated collection of New England portraits: mostly ordinary lives, upended by choice or chance, turned suddenly, unexpectedly remarkable."--Amazon.com.
HACKING DARWIN : GENETIC ENGINEERING AND THE FUTURE OF HUMANITY
by Metzl, Jamie Frederic, author.
576.5 MET
From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways genetic-engineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives ― sex, war, love, and death. At the dawn of the genetics revolution, our DNA is becoming as readable, writable, and hackable as our information technology. But as humanity starts retooling our own genetic code, the choices we make today will be the difference between realizing breathtaking advances in human well-being and descending into a dangerous and potentially deadly genetic arms race. Enter the laboratories where scientists are turning science fiction into reality. Look towards a future where our deepest beliefs, morals, religions, and politics are challenged like never before and the very essence of what it means to be human is at play. When we can engineer our future children, massively extend our lifespans, build life from scratch, and recreate the plant and animal world, should we?
HATE : THE RISING TIDE OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN FRANCE (AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR US)
"From an award-winning journalist, a provocative, deeply reported expose of the history and present crisis of anti-Semitism in France--and its dire consequences for the rest of Europe. Hate explores the alarming history and present predicament of anti-Semitism in France. By examining the issue at local, international, and personal levels--interviewing everyday French men and women as well as powerful leaders such as National Front president Marine Le Pen--Weitzmann attempts to understand how nine Jews have been murdered by French citizens in the last eight years, and how France has become the number one country from which Western jihadists flee to join ISIS and other extremist Middle Eastern organizations. How do contemporary French Jews grapple with these troubling facts, and with the historical legacies of the French Revolution, the Holocaust, and the Gaullist "Arab-French policy"? While internationally minded consumers of the news may have some knowledge of the events Weitzmann describes--including the 2013 "Day of Anger" and the rise of France's popular, and famously anti-Semitic, comedian Dieudonne M'bala M'bala--these controversies are largely unknown in the States, and utterly shocking in the unity Weitzmann gives them here. In his hands, these events are not just the story of French anti-Semitism, but that of the breakdown of a major Western power, of the dark side of our global age"-- Provided by publisher.
HILMA AF KLINT : PAINTINGS FOR THE FUTURE
by Bashkoff, Tracey R., author.
759.85 BAS
Summary: "When Swedish artist Hilma af Klint died in 1944 at the age of 81, she left behind more than 1,000 paintings and works on paper that she had kept largely private during her lifetime. Believing the world was not yet ready for her art, she stipulated that it should remain unseen for another twenty years. But only in recent decades has the public had a chance to reckon with af Klint's radically abstract painting practice--one which predates the work of Vasily Kandinsky and other artists widely considered trailblazers of modernist abstraction. Her boldly colorful works, many of them large-scale, reflect an ambitious, spiritually informed attempt to chart an invisible, totalizing world order through a synthesis of natural and geometric forms, textual elements, and esoteric symbolism. Accompanying the first major survey exhibition of the artist's work in the United States, Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future represents her groundbreaking painting series while expanding recent scholarship to present the fullest picture yet of her life and art. Essays explore the social, intellectual, and artistic context of af Klint's 1906 break with figuration and her subsequent development, placing her in the context of Swedish modernism and folk art traditions, contemporary scientific discoveries, and spiritualist and occult movements. A roundtable discussion among contemporary artists, scholars, and curators considers af Klint's sources and relevance to art in the 21st century. The volume also delves into her unrealized plans for a spiral-shaped temple in which to display her art--a wish that finds a fortuitous answer in the Guggenheim Museum's rotunda, the site of the exhibition." -- Publisher's description.
A HISTORY OF THE BIBLE : THE STORY OF THE WORLD
In our culture, the Bible is monolithic: It is a collection of books that has been unchanged and unchallenged since the earliest days of the Christian church. The idea of the Bible as "Holy Scripture," a non-negotiable authority straight from God, has prevailed in Western society for some time. And while it provides a firm foundation for centuries of Christian teaching, it denies the depth, variety, and richness of this fascinating text. In A History of the Bible, John Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process, which has inspired Judaism and Christianity, but still does not describe the whole of either religion. Barton shows how the Bible is indeed an important source of religious insight for Jews and Christians alike, yet argues that it must be read in its historical context--from its beginnings in myth and folklore to its many interpretations throughout the centuries. It is a book full of narratives, laws, proverbs, prophecies, poems, and letters, each with their own character and origin stories. Barton explains how and by whom these disparate pieces were written, how they were canonized (and which ones weren't), and how they were assembled, disseminated, and interpreted around the world--and, importantly, to what effect. Ultimately, A History of the Bible argues that a thorough understanding of the history and context of its writing encourages religious communities to move away from the Bible's literal wording--which is impossible to determine--and focus instead on the broader meanings of scripture.
HOW COLLEGE ATHLETICS ARE HURTING GIRLS
"This book looks closely at college sports and how they shape the athletic and personal landscape for girls and young women. Filled with interview excerpts from women athletes of all ages, the book chronicles how college and youth sports have become morecorporate, to the detriment of participants"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO BUILD A BOAT : A FATHER, HIS DAUGHTER, AND THE UNSAILED SEA
taught him about life, sets out to build a traditional wooden boat as a gift for his newborn daughter. It is, he recognises, a ridiculously quixotic challenge for a man who, with a family and mortgage to support, knows little about woodworking and even less about boat-building. He isn't even sure what type of boat he should build, what type of wood he should use, the tools he will need or, come to that, where on earth he will build it. He has much to consider, and even more to learn. But, undaunted by his ignorance, he embarks on a voyage of rediscovery, determined to navigate his way back to a time when a man could fashion his future and leave his mark on history using only time-honoured skills and the ancient tools and materials at hand. The journey begins with a search for clues in the once bustling, but now still, creeks and backwaters of his beloved Suffolk, where men once fashioned the might of Nelson's navy from the great oaks that shadowed the water's edge. If all goes to plan, it will end with a great little adventure, as father and daughter cast off together for a voyage of discovery that neither will forget, and both will treasure until the end of their days
HOW TO COLLEGE : WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO (AND WHEN YOU
by Brenner, Andrea Malkin, author.
378.198 BRE
"The first practical guide of its kind that helps students transition smoothly from high school to college. The transition from high school--and home--to college can be stressful. Students and parents often arrive on campus unprepared for what college is really like. Academic standards and expectations are different from high school families aren't present to serve as 'scaffolding' for students and first-years have to do what they call 'adulting.' Nothing in the college admissions process prepares students for these new realities. As a result, first-year college students report higher stress, more mental health issues, and lower completion rates than in the past. In fact, up to one third of first-year college students will not return for their second year--and colleges are reporting an increase in underprepared first-year students. How to College is here to help. Professors Andrea Malkin Brenner and Lara Schwartz guide first-year students and their families through the transition process, during the summer after high school graduation and throughout the school year, preparing students to succeed and thrive as they transition and adapt to college. The book draws on the authors' experience teaching, writing curriculum, and designing programs for thousands of first-year college students over decades".
HOW TO FORGET : A DAUGHTER
by Mulgrew, Kate, 1955- author.
B MULGREW
In this profoundly honest and examined memoir about returning to Iowa to care for her ailing parents, the star of Orange Is the New Black and bestselling author of Born with Teeth takes us on an unexpected journey of loss, betrayal, and the transcendent nature of a daughter's love for her parents.
HOWARD STERN COMES AGAIN
by Stern, Howard, 1954- author.
B STERN
After 24 years, the self-proclaimed "King of All Media" and author of 'Private Parts' (1993) and 'Miss America' (1995) is back with his third book. Howard Stern "comes again" as he presents a look at his four-decade career in radio, highlighting his most poignant on-air interviews with such celebrities as Tracy Morgan, Lady Gaga, Jerry Seinfeld and Harvey Weinstein.
INNOVATION CAPITAL : HOW TO COMPETE--AND WIN--LIKE THE WORLD
We've all seen leaders who excel at winning resources and support for their ideas. It turns out that this quality is so valuable, and measurably more important for innovation than just being creative, that it has a name: "innovation capital." Contrary to popular belief, effective leaders of innovation--folks like Thomas Edison, Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk--are successful not only because of the quality of their ideas but because they have the reputation and networks to successfully commercialize creative ideas. Nikola Tesla was arguably a more brilliant inventor than Thomas Edison, but Edison was able to realize tremendous commercial success while Tesla died penniless. Innovation Capital reveals the critical ingredient that separates the people who can marshal the resources necessary to turn their ideas into reality from those who can't, and shows you how to acquire, amplify, and use it to succeed as an innovative leader. Authors Jeff Dyer, Nathan Furr, and Curtis Lefrandt have spent decades studying how people get great ideas (the subject of The Innovator's DNA) and how people test and develop those ideas (explored in The Innovator's Method). Now, they share what they have learned from a multipronged research program designed to understand how people compete for, and obtain, resources to launch innovative new ideas--even, in some cases, before they've earned a track record of innovation.-- Provided by publisher.
JUST YOUR TYPE : THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO EATING AND TRAINING RIGHT FOR YOUR BODY TYPE
A comprehensive plan for matching diet and fitness regimens to body types, based on the proven system of somatotypes According to fitness guru Phil Catudal, 70 percent of people exercise the wrong way. To achieve lasting fitness and health, Catudal explains, you should work with your natural-born body type and do the optimal combination of cardio, strength training, and flexibility exercises and consume the right proportion of macronutrients for your physique. While fitness trends and fad diets will come and go, your body type (somatotype) is the one constant that's never going to change. Just Your Type helps anyone create an individualized workout that's tailored to their body shape and composition. Working harder isn't always the answer, but working smarter is.
KEEP GOING : 10 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE IN GOOD TIMES AND BAD
The best-selling creator of Show Your Work! shares uplifting, anecdotal advice on how to stay true to and focused on one's creative vision in spite of burnout and external distractions.
KETO FRIENDLY RECIPES : EASY KETO FOR BUSY PEOPLE
by Garza, Jennifer Marie, author.
641.5638 GAR
"From one of America's most popular keto experts, more than 125 delicious recipes Jennifer Marie Garza spent years struggling with her weight and trying every diet out there without success. Finally she tried out the keto lifestyle and lost an incredible 55 pounds--and kept them off. She knew she wouldn't continue to succeed without delicious food to make at home, so she started creating recipes of her own. The results turned out so well that she made it her life's mission to share her creations with others who struggle like she did, and now her Keto Friendly RecipesFacebook page and Low Carb Inspirations (plus Keto Friendly Recipes)Facebook group have hundreds of thousands of devoted followers. It's easy to understand why with healthy and tasty recipes Keto Waffles, Pull-Apart Pizza Bread, Amazing Keto Lasagna, Creamy Tuscan Chicken,Three-Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies, and more.For anyone new to the keto lifestyle who needs to learn the basics, Jennifer Marie explains the types of ketones, macronutrients, and the benefits of intermittent fasting. Also included are lists and charts of what to eat and what to avoid, a guide to special ingredients like keto-approved sweeteners and alternative flours, a list of essential kitchen tools, and even helpful advice for traveling and dining out while on the keto diet"-- Provided by publisher.
KETO IN AN INSTANT : 100 KETOGENIC RECIPES FOR YOUR INSTANT POT
by Crawford, Stacey, author.
641.5638 CRA
"Keto in an Instant features over 100 ketogenic recipes all designed to be made in the Instant Pot. Each recipe includes key nutritional data for keto followers, as well as clear, detailed instructions for using the Instant Pot to create the recipes. In addition to the recipes, readers will gain insight on how the ketogenic diet works, and benefit from practical guidance for following a ketogenic eating plan. Also included is useful information on using and maintaining the Instant Pot, tips and tricks for using the Instant Pot in the kitchen, and much more." -- Description provided by publisher.
THE LATTE FACTOR : WHY YOU DON
Outlines three inspirational secrets to financial freedom, explaining how making a few small changes can have an impact for a lifetime and enable readers to pursue their dreams.
LIFE TO THE EXTREME : HOW A CHAOTIC KID BECAME AMERICA
As a kid, Ty Pennington had too much energy. He was chaotic, bouncing off the walls, and on a first-name basis with the local emergency room staff. Back then there wasn't public awareness of attention deficit disorder yet. People just thought Ty was rambunctious. A trouble maker. What do you do with a kid who just can't sit still? Who can't focus? But Ty discovered something amazing when he was just a boy: he felt focused when he was building something. He discovered that he loved to work with his hands - to use tools and be creative. He loved to try new things, build and design new things. In Life to the Extreme Ty shares his remarkable life story. In his characteristic humorous style, he takes you racing through his life with ADHD-infused diversions that will make you laugh out loud. He shares about how he was diagnosed with ADHD in college, and what it has meant to be an advocate for ADHD awareness. He shares about his start as a model and carpenter, and his eventual move to television where he starred in the hit shows Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Trading Spaces. Life to the Extreme will inspire you. Ty's boundless energy and his sense of humor are infectious. You'll laugh. You might cry a little. And you'll definitely be inspired to change the lives of those around you.
THE LIGHT YEARS : A MEMOIR
by Rush, Chris, 1956- author.
B RUSH
Chris Rush was born into a prosperous, fiercely Roman Catholic, New Jersey family. But underneath the gleaming mid-century house, the flawless hostess mom, and the thriving businessman dad ran an unspoken tension that, amid the upheaval of the late 1960s, was destined to fracture their precarious facade. His older sister Donna introduces him to the charismatic Valentine, who places a tab of acid on twelve-year-old Rush's tongue, proclaiming: "This is sacrament. You are one of us now." After an unceremonious ejection from an experimental art school, Rush heads to Tuscon to make a major drug purchase and, still barely a teenager, disappears into the nascent American counterculture. Stitching together a ragged assemblage of lowlifes, prophets, and fellow wanderers, he seeks kinship in the communes of the west. His adolescence is spent looking for knowledge, for the divine, for home. Given what Rush confronts on his travels -- from ordinary heartbreak to unimaginable violence -- it is a miracle he is still alive. His book is a prayer for vanished friends, an odyssey signposted with broken and extraordinary people. It transcends one boy's story to perfectly illustrate the slow slide from the optimism of the 1960s into the darker and more sinister 1970s. This is a riveting, heart-stopping journey of discovery and reconciliation, as Rush faces his lost childhood and, finally, himself.
THE LOST GUTENBERG : THE ASTOUNDING STORY OF ONE BOOK
"The never-before-told story of one extremely rare copy of the Gutenberg Bible, and its impact on the lives of the fanatical few who were lucky enough to own it"-- Provided by publisher.
THE LOST PRINCE : A SEARCH FOR PAT CONROY
by Mewshaw, Michael, 1943- author.
B CONROY
MADHUR JAFFREY
"For more than forty years, Madhur Jaffrey has been revered as the "queen of Indian cooking" (Saveur). Here she shares inviting, easy-to-follow recipes -- some entirely new, others reworked from her classic cookbooks -- for preparing fantastic Indian food in the Instant Pot. While these dishes are quick and easy to prepare, they retain all the rich complexity for which Jaffrey's food has always been known, making this the only Indian cookbook with recipes designed for the Instant Pot you'll ever need. RECIPES: From classics like butter chicken and buttery dal to new sure-to-be-favorites like kale cooked in a Kashmiri style and Goan-style clams, these recipes capture the flavorful diversity of Indian cuisine. SIDE DISHES: Includes the chutneys, salads, and relishes you need to complete any Indian meal. Think avocado-radish salad, fresh tomato chutney, and yogurt and apple raita. SPICES AND SPECIAL INGREDIENTS: Jaffrey provides a list of pantry essentials, from asafetida to whole spices, as well as recipes for her own garam masala blend and more. TIPS: Here too is Jaffrey's advice on the best way to make rice, cook meat and fish in your Instant Pot, and more, based on her own extensive testing." -- Provided by publisher.
MANTLE : THE BEST THERE EVER WAS
by Castro, Tony, author.
B MANTLE
"Mickey Mantle is one of baseball's all-time greats. Playing for the New York Yankees for his entire professional career, Mantle was named to the All-Star team for 11 consecutive seasons, won three MVP awards, and was a seven-time World Series champion. He quickly became an icon who achieved hero status even while playing through injuries for most of his career. In Mantle: The Best There Ever Was, Tony Castro makes the impassioned argument that Mickey Mantle truly was the greatest ballplayer of all time. Acclaimed by the New York Times as the definitive biographer of baseball's fabled number 7, Castro shares many of his personal conversations with Mantle, demystifying the legend and revealing intimate, never-before-published details from Mantle's personal life. In addition, Castro offers illuminating new insights into Mantle's extraordinary career, including the head-turning conclusion based on the evolution of analytics that the beloved Yankee switch-hitting slugger may ultimately win acclaim as having fulfilled the weighty expectation once placed on him: being even greater than Babe Ruth. Drawing from hundreds of interviews with ex-teammates, friends, and family, Castro masterfully blends Mantle's public and private selves to present a fully rounded portrait of this complex, misunderstood national hero." --
MIND AND MATTER : A LIFE IN MATH AND FOOTBALL
by Urschel, John, 1991- author.
B URSCHE
"For John Urschel, what began as an insatiable appetite for puzzles as a child quickly evolved into mastery of the elegant systems and rules of mathematics. By the time he was thirteen, Urschel was auditing college-level calculus courses. But when he joined his high school football team, a new interest began to eclipse the thrill he once felt in the classroom. Football challenged Urschel in an entirely different way, and he became addicted to the physical contact of the sport. Accepting a scholarship to play football at Penn State, Urschel refused to sacrifice one passion for another, and simultaneously pursued his bachelor's and then master's degrees in mathematics. Against the odds, Urschel found a way to manage his double life as a scholar and an athlete, and so when he was drafted to the Baltimore Ravens, he enrolled in his PhD at MIT. Weaving together two separate yet bound narratives, Urschel relives for us the most pivotal moments of his bifurcated life. He explains why, after Penn State was sanctioned for the acts of former coach Jerry Sandusky, he turned his back on offers from Ivy League universities and refused to abandon his team, and contends with his mother's repeated request, at the end of every season, that he quit the sport and pursue a career in rocket science. Perhaps most personally, he opens up about the correlation between football and CTE, and the risks he took for the game he loves. Equally at home with both Bernard Riemann's notion of infinity and Bill Belichick's playbook, Urschel reveals how each challenge - whether on the field or in the classroom - has brought him closer to understanding the two different halves of his own life, and how reason and emotion, the mind and the body, are always working together"-- Provided by publisher.
MODERNIZE YOUR RESUME : GET NOTICED     GET HIRED
by Enelow, Wendy S, author.
650.142 ENE
Based on today's real-world job search trends, Modernize Your Resume shows job seekers how to craft a winning resume to meet the complexities of today's highly competitive and technologically driven employment market. Readers will learn to: Write tight, lean, clean, and laser-focused content to keep readers engaged. Integrate keywords that are vital to being found online. Capture attention with a distinctive design. Understand how to use today's modern resume for person-to-person job search as well as electronic, digital, and mobile search technologies. The 80+ resume samples demonstrate these strategies in action for real-life job seekers who've excelled in their search campaigns. Clear guidelines and easy-to-follow examples give readers practical know-how for building a powerful resume for today.
THE MOON : A HISTORY FOR THE FUTURE
by Morton, Oliver, author.
523.3 MOR
MOTORBOATING : START TO FINISH
by Pickthall, Barry, author.
797.125 PIC
Motorboating Start to Finish is the perfect book for you if you are new to motorboating and need to learn the basics, or if you are experienced, but wish to broaden your skills and develop your techniques. This easy-to-follow, step-by-step guide takes you through the basic principles, preparing to go to sea, your first voyage and safety at sea. It includes advice on choosing and buying a motorboat, essential equipment, boat handling, tides, weather and navigation, all taken from courses delivered by the UK’s biggest sailing school, the UKSA. This book is accessible to all levels, giving those new to motorboating straightforward advice, and showing experienced powerboaters how to take the sport to the next level with professional tips that will help improve speed, skill, safety and enjoyment. It is a complete reference for every level of tender, RIB, fishing boat, motor cruiser or sportsboat driver. This book is packed with hundreds of illustrations and photographs, and is a great way to learn, develop and refresh your powerboating skills.
THE MUELLER REPORT : PRESENTED WITH RELATED MATERIALS BY THE WASHINGTON POST
"Presents the report from the United States Department of Justice on the 2016 election of Donald Trump, with commentary from staff of the Washington Post." -- Provided by publisher.
THE MUELLER REPORT : REPORT ON THE INVESTIGATION INTO RUSSIAN INTERFERENCE IN THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
This may be the most anticipated publication in American history, a document that can actually have an impact on the very future of our democracy. This is the full text of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. It is THE REPORT AND NOTHING BUT THE REPORT: presented as released by the Attorney General of the United States, with no positioning or framing apparatus -- such as a celebrity introduction -- that would give it bias or impede its clarity. One of the most-talked-about investigations in American history, the subject of constant media discussion and speculation, non-stop and controversial attacks from the president, and the eager anticipation of a public wondering what the truth is, this long-awaited publication is an historic event. -- Provided by publisher.
MY DAD, YOGI : A MEMOIR OF FAMILY AND BASEBALL
by Berra, Dale, author.
B BERRA
A candid and nostalgic father-son memoir by Dale Berra, providing a unique perspective on his legendary Hall of Fame dad, the inimitable and highly quotable Yogi Berra.
MY FATHER LEFT ME IRELAND : AN AMERICAN SON
by Dougherty, Michael Brendan, author.
B DOUGHERTY
"National Review senior writer Michael Brendan Dougherty delivers a mediation on belonging, fatherhood, and nationalism, through a series of letters to his estranged Irish father. The child of an Irish man and an Irish-American woman who split up soon after he was born, Michael Brendan Dougherty grew up with an acute sense of absence. He loved his mother but longed for his father, who only occasionally returned from Ireland for visits. He was happy enough in America, but desperately wanted the sense of cultural belonging that his Irish half-siblings seemed to enjoy. When his first child was born, Dougherty knew he wanted to give her that kind of solid connection to her heritage. Aware that he was becoming a cliché--the Irish-American who wants to be more Irish than the Irish--he began to study Gaelic. He buried himself in Irish history and learned old songs to sing to his daughter. Most significantly, he began writing letters to his father about what he remembered, what he missed, and what he longed for, realizing along the way that his longings were shared by many of his generation. These letters would become this book. Many Americans today, of all backgrounds, lack a clear sense of cultural heritage or even a vocabulary for expressing this lack. And as the national conversation about identity becomes increasingly polarized, people tend to avoid talking about their roots altogether. In these deeply felt and fascinating letters, Dougherty offers a new way for all of us to think about who we are, where we came from, and where we're going."--Provided by publisher.
MY TV FOR SENIORS
by Miller, Michael, 1958- author.
302.2345 MIL
THE NEW RULES OF PREGNANCY : WHAT TO EAT, DO, THINK ABOUT, AND LET GO OF WHILE YOUR BODY IS MAKING A BABY
Finally, a calming pregnancy book that cuts through the noise to tell expectant mothers exactly what they need to know—and what they can stop obsessing about and over-researching. In The New Rules of Pregnancy, two leading OB-GYNs guide you, the modern pregnant woman, through all aspects of pregnant life in an easy-to-digest, compassionate, and motivating way. Instead of a detailed week-by-week look at your baby’s development, it’s all about you, and how to help your pregnancy go as smoothly as possible. It assumes an intelligent, busy reader (who, somewhere inside, is shouting, “Just tell me what to do!”). Every aspect of pregnant life is covered—from the practical details (how to fly pregnant) to the complex issues (“What makes it postpartum depression?”). The book also covers that critical “fourth trimester”—“Nursing” and “How to Feel Like Yourself Again”—because once the baby is born, self-care typically goes out the window, and you really need someone to have your back. Its strong point of view and expertise come from gynecologist Adrienne Simone and obstetrician Jaqueline Worth—two renowned New York doctors dedicated to bringing patients the safest, calmest, least invasive pregnancies possible. The book’s voice—motivating, supportive, real—comes from Danielle Claro, coauthor of The New Health Rules.
NO WALLS AND THE RECURRING DREAM : A MEMOIR
by DiFranco, Ani, author.
B DIFRANCO
"A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. In these frank, honest, passionate, and often funny pages is the tale of one woman's eventful and radical journey to the age of thirty. Ani's coming of age story is defined by her ethos of fierce independence--from being an emancipated minor sleeping in a Buffalo bus station, to unwaveringly building a career through appearances at small clubs and festivals, to releasing her first album at the age of 18, to consciously rejecting the mainstream recording industry and creating her own label, Righteous Babe Records. In these pages, as in life, she never hesitates to challenge established rules and expectations, maintaining a level of artistic integrity that has impressed many and antagonized more than a few. Ani continues to be a major touring and recording artist as well as a celebrated activist and feminist, standing as living proof that you can overcome all personal and societal obstacles to be who you are and to follow your dreams"-- Provided by publisher.
ON BICYCLES : A 200-YEAR HISTORY OF CYCLING IN NEW YORK CITY
"In its most recent ranking, Bicycling Magazine named New York the number one American city for cycling. But long before the Citi Bike era, New York has stood out as an important city in the history and development of cycling--as a pastime and a mirror of the city's shifting social, economic, and structural developments. In Bicycles and the Boroughs, Evan Friss traces the storied history of bicycling in the Big Apple, from the bicycle-like "draisine" in 1818 adopted by a small number of enthusiasts to New York's ascent to the capital of the cycling world in the 1890s, which among other things triggered increased female mobility and corresponding conversations about the propriety of women cyclists to Mayor Koch's bike ban of 1987 after the stock market's collapse, which shed light on the ways bankers, lawyers, and other professionals relied on this labor force and the immediacy of the information they delivered. Finally, the history shifts to Michael Bloomberg's Citi Bike initiative, the largest bike sharing system in the country, in an effort to make New York a "greener" city. But even in the wake of the program's mass adoption, Friss brings to light ongoing public debates over the location of bike lanes, the dangers of biking in certain areas, whether the program's financial model is sustainable, and the ways in which cycling will continue to shape and be shaped by the city"-- Provided by publisher.
ON STREISAND : AN OPINIONATED GUIDE
by Mordden, Ethan, 1947- author.
782.4216 MOR
ONCE MORE WE SAW STARS
by Greene, Jayson, author.
155.937 GRE
"Devastated by his two-year-old daughter's accidental death, a father in Upper West Side Manhattan describes how he and his wife navigated unendurable pain and tapped the healing power of love to rebuild their shattered family."-- Provided by publisher.
ORIGINS : HOW EARTH
by Dartnell, Lewis, author.
599.938 DAR
A science professor discusses how the earth itself helped shape the history of the human species, explaining how mountainous terrain led to Greek democracy and how atmospheric patterns shaped the progress of exploration and colonization.
OUR MAN : RICHARD HOLBROOKE AND THE END OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY
by Packer, George, 1960- author.
B HOLBROOKE
From the award-winning author of The Unwinding--the vividly told saga of the ambition, idealism, and hubris of one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history, set amid the rise and fall of U.S. power from Vietnam to Afghanistan.
OUT EAST : MEMOIR OF A MONTAUK SUMMER
by Glynn, John, author.
974.725 GLY
Recounts a summer the author spent in a shared house in Montauk called the Hive, including the transforming effects of the friendships, conflicts, secrets, and epiphanies that he experiences at that moment in time.
THE PIONEERS : THE HEROIC STORY OF THE SETTLERS WHO BROUGHT THE AMERICAN IDEAL WEST
"Best-selling author David McCullough tells the story of the settlers who began America's migration west, overcoming almost-unimaginable hardships to build in the Ohio wilderness a town and a government that incorporated America's highest ideals"-- Provided by publisher.
PLAY HUNGRY : THE MAKING OF A BASEBALL PLAYER
by Rose, Pete, 1941- author.
B ROSE
"A personal account by the iconic but controversial baseball player shares insights into the role of his father in his successes, the most memorable moments from his career, and the scandal that resulted in his lifetime ban."-- Provided by publisher.
PRICED OUT : THE ECONOMIC AND ETHICAL COSTS OF AMERICAN HEALTH CARE
"From a giant of health care policy, an engaging and enlightening account of why American health care is so expensive -- and why it doesn't have to be. Uwe Reinhardt was a towering figure and moral conscience of health care policy in the United States and beyond. Famously bipartisan, he advised presidents and Congress on health reform and originated central features of the Affordable Care Act. In Priced Out, Reinhardt offers an engaging and enlightening account of today's U.S. health care system, explaining why it costs so much more and delivers so much less than the systems of every other advanced country, why this situation is morally indefensible, and how we might improve it. The problem, Reinhardt says, is not one of economics but of social ethics. There is no American political consensus on a fundamental question other countries settled long ago: to what extent should we be our brothers' and sisters' keepers when it comes to health care? Drawing on the best evidence, he guides readers through the chaotic, secretive, and inefficient way America finances health care, and he offers a penetrating ethical analysis of recent reform proposals. At this point, he argues, the United States appears to have three stark choices: the government can make the rich help pay for the health care of the poor, ration care by income, or control costs. Reinhardt proposes an alternative path: that by age 26 all Americans must choose either to join an insurance arrangement with community-rated premiums, or take a chance on being uninsured or relying on a health insurance market that charges premiums based on health status. An incisive look at the American health care system, Priced Out dispels the confusion, ignorance, myths, and misinformation that hinder effective reform." -- Provided by publisher.
THE QUEEN : THE FORGOTTEN LIFE BEHIND AN AMERICAN MYTH
by Levin, Josh, author.
364.163 LEV
"On the South Side of Chicago in 1974, Linda Taylor reported a phony burglary, concocting a lie about stolen furs and jewelry. The detective who checked it out soon discovered she was a welfare cheat who drove a Cadillac to collect ill-gotten government checks. And that was just the beginning: Taylor, it turned out, was also a kidnapper, and possibly a murderer. A desperately ill teacher, a combat-traumatized Marine, an elderly woman hungry for companionship -- after Taylor came into their lives, all three ended up dead under suspicious circumstances. But nobody -- not the journalists who touted her story, not the police, and not presidential candidate Ronald Reagan -- seemed to care about anything but her welfare thievery. Growing up in the Jim Crow South, Taylor was made an outcast because of the color of her skin. As she rose to infamy, the press and politicians manipulated her image to demonize poor black women. Part social history, part true-crime investigation, Josh Levin's mesmerizing book, the product of six years of reporting and research, is a fascinating account of American racism, and an expose of the "welfare queen" myth, one that fueled political debates that reverberate to this day. THE QUEEN tells, for the first time, the fascinating story of what was done to Linda Taylor, what she did to others, and what was done in her name." -- Provided by publisher.
QUICK GUIDE TO CHOOSING YOUR COLLEGE MAJOR
by Shatkin, Laurence, author.
378.421 SHA
RIDING THE ELEPHANT : A MEMOIR OF ALTERCATIONS, HUMILIATIONS, HALLUCINATIONS, AND OBSERVATIONS
Craig Ferguson has defied the odds his entire life. He has failed when he should have succeeded and succeeded when he should have failed. The fact that he is neither dead nor in a locked facility (at the time of printing) is something of a miracle in itself. In Craig’s candid and revealing memoir, readers will get a look into the mind and recollections of the unique and twisted Scottish American who became a national hero for pioneering the world’s first TV robot skeleton sidekick and reviving two dudes in a horse suit dancing as a form of entertainment. In Riding the Elephant, there are some stories that are too graphic for television, too politically incorrect for social media, or too meditative for a stand-up comedy performance. Craig discusses his deep love for his native Scotland, examines his profound psychic change brought on by fatherhood, and looks at aging and mortality with a perspective that he was incapable of as a younger man. Each story is strung together in a colorful tapestry that ultimately reveals a complicated man who has learned to process—and even enjoy—the unusual trajectory of his life.
THE ROBOTS ARE COMING! : THE FUTURE OF JOBS IN THE AGE OF AUTOMATION
by Oppenheimer, Andrés, 1951- author.
331.12 OPP
The Robots Are Coming! centers around the issue of jobs and their future in the context of rapid automation and the growth of online products and services. As two of Oppenheimer's interviewees -- both experts in technology and economics from Oxford University -- indicate, forty-seven percent of existing jobs are at risk of becoming automated or rendered obsolete by other technological changes in the next twenty years. Oppenheimer examines current changes in several fields, including the food business, legal work, banking, and medicine, speaking with experts in the field, and citing articles and literature on automation in various areas of the workforce. He contrasts the perspectives of "techno-optimists" with those of "techno-negativists" and generally attempts to find a middle ground between an alarmist vision of the future, and one that is too uncritical. A self-described "cautious optimist", Oppenheimer believes that technology will not create massive unemployment, but rather will drastically change what work looks like.
ROUGH MAGIC : RIDING THE WORLD
by Prior-Palmer, Lara, 1994- author.
798.4 PRI
"At the age of nineteen, Lara Prior-Palmer discovered a website devoted to "the world's longest, toughest horse race"--an annual competition of endurance and skill that involves dozens of riders racing a series of twenty-five wild ponies across 1,000 kilometers of Mongolian grassland. On a whim, she decided to enter the race. As she boarded a plane to East Asia, she was utterly unprepared for what awaited her. Riders often spend years preparing to compete in the Mongol Derby, a course that re-creates the horse messenger system developed by Genghis Khan, and many fail to finish. Prior-Palmer had no formal training. She was driven by her own restlessness, stubbornness, and a lifelong love of horses. She raced for ten days through extreme heat and terrifying storms, catching a few hours of sleep where she could at the homes of nomadic families. Battling bouts of illness and dehydration, exhaustion and bruising falls, she decided she had nothing to lose. Each dawn she rode out again on a fresh horse, scrambling up mountains, swimming through rivers, crossing woodlands and wetlands, arid dunes and open steppe, as American television crews chased her in their jeeps. Told with terrific suspense and style, in a voice full of poetry and soul, Rough Magic captures the extraordinary story of one young woman who forged ahead, against all odds, to become the first female winner of this breathtaking race."-- Dust jacket flap.
RUN THE MILE YOU
by Hall, Ryan, 1982- author.
B HALL
Journey with Ryan as he reflects on the joys and trials of the running life and discover for yourself the power of a life devoted to your God-given purpose.
SAVING FIRE ISLAND FROM ROBERT MOSES : THE FIGHT FOR A NATIONAL SEASHORE
With its unspoiled, tranquil shorelines, Fire Island has been an oasis for vacationers for more than 150 years. To the polarizing "master builder" Robert Moses, its coastline was ripe for the construction of an Ocean Parkway extension. Standing up to those ambitions were the seventeen individualistic communities of Fire Island, unified in their love for their sun-washed sandy beaches. To maintain a traditional way of life with limited access to motor vehicles, the community began the fight for federal protection through the creation of the Fire Island National Seashore. Author Christopher Verga presents this triumphant struggle against the Goliath of twentieth-century New York development.-- Page 4 of cover.
SAY NOTHING : A TRUE STORY OF MURDER AND MEMORY IN NORTHERN IRELAND
by Keefe, Patrick Radden, 1976- author.
364.1523 KEE
"A stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions. In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress." -- Provided by publisher.
SCHOLARS OF MAYHEM : MY FATHER
by Guiet, Daniel (Daniel C.), author.
940.5421 GUI
"The astonishing untold story of the author's father, the lone American on a 4-person SOE commando team dropped behind German lines in France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping Nazi tanks away from Normandy after D-Day"-- Provided by publisher.
SCOTT STANDARD POSTAGE STAMP CATALOGUE
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.
SEA STORIES : MY LIFE IN SPECIAL OPERATIONS
by McRaven, William H. (William Harry), 1955- author.
B MCRAVEN
Admiral William H. McRaven is a part of American military history, having been involved in some of the most famous missions in recent memory, including the capture of Saddam Hussein, the rescue of Captain Richard Phillips, and the raid to kill Osama bin Laden. His story begins in 1963 at a French Officer's Club in France, where Allied officers and their wives gathered to have drinks and tell stories about their adventures during World War II, the place where a young Bill McRaven learned the value of a good story. This is an unforgettable look back on one man's incredible life, from childhood days sneaking into high-security nuclear sites to a day job of hunting terrorists and rescuing hostages.
SHOW UP FOR SALAD : 100 MORE RECIPES FOR SALADS, DRESSINGS, AND ALL THE FIXINS YOU DON
"The coauthor of Veganomicon and author of Salad Samurai is back with more flavorful and hearty vegan recipes to up your salad game"-- Provided by publisher.
SUFFOLK COUNTY THROUGH TIME
by Panchyk, Richard R., author.
974.725 PAN
Suffolk County, the second largest county in New York State, is a very diverse place, both geographically and culturally. Home to 1.5 million people, it features waterfront villages on the north and south shores. On its eastern end, it is also a vacation paradise for thousands every summer. Much has changed over time in Suffolk County--new highways have been built, historic buildings and sites have been obliterated, and housing developments and shopping centers of all types and sizes have sprung up. Yet despite all of this "progress," there is still so much of the county's storied past visible. Suffolk's rich farming heritage is evident in much of the county, with numerous roadside farm stands and U-pick locations offering everything from corn to peaches. From Cold Spring Harbor to Orient Point and Montauk, Suffolk County is filled with history and the images in this book capture many important moments and places. Foreword by former Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy.
TEN INNINGS AT WRIGLEY : THE WILDEST BALLGAME EVER, WITH BASEBALL ON THE BRINK
"The dramatic story of a legendary 1979 slugfest between the Chicago Cubs and the Philadelphia Phillies, full of runs, hits, and subplots, at the tipping point of a new era in baseball history".
THEN IT FELL APART
by Moby, author.
B MOBY
"What do you do when you realise you have everything you think you've ever wanted but still feel completely empty? What do you do when it all starts to fall apart? The second volume of Moby's extraordinary life story is a journey into the dark heart of fame and the demons that lurk just beneath the bling and bluster of the celebrity lifestyle."-- Provided by goodreads.com.
THEY BLED BLUE : FERNANDOMANIA, STRIKE-SEASON MAYHEM, AND THE WEIRDEST CHAMPIONSHIP BASEBALL HAD EVER SEEN: THE 1981 LOS ANGELES DODGERS
"The wildly entertaining narrative of the outrageous 1981 Dodgers from the award-winning author of Dynastic, Fantastic, Bombastic and The Baseball Codes"-- Provided by publisher.
THINGS MY SON NEEDS TO KNOW ABOUT THE WORLD
by Backman, Fredrik, 1981- author.
B BACKMAN
"Things My Son Needs to Know About the World collects the personal dispatches from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. As he conveys his profound awe at experiencing all the "firsts" that fill him with wonder and catch him completely unprepared, Fredrik Backman doesn't shy away from revealing his own false steps and fatherly flaws, tackling issues both great and small, from masculinity and mid-life crises to practical jokes and poop. In between the sleep-deprived lows and wonderful highs, Backman takes a step back to share the true story of falling in love with a woman who is his complete opposite, and learning to live a life that revolves around the people you care about unconditionally. Alternating between humorous side notes and longer essays offering his son advice as he grows up and ventures out into the world, Backman relays the big and small lessons in life"-- Provided by publisher.
THE THIRTY-YEAR GENOCIDE : TURKEY
A new understanding of the three waves of ethno-religious violence that swept Turkey from the last days of the Ottoman Empire to the early years of the Turkish Republic, arguing that all three were part of one purposeful genocidal program.-- Provided by publisher.
A THOUSAND SMALL SANITIES : THE MORAL ADVENTURE OF LIBERALISM
An exploration of liberalism profiles the individuals and movements that formed its tradition of radical change through humane measures.
THE UNWANTED : AMERICA, AUSCHWITZ, AND A VILLAGE CAUGHT IN BETWEEN
by Dobbs, Michael, 1950- author.
940.5318 DOB
A complement to The Americans and the Holocaust exhibit in Washington, D.C., traces the story of a group of Jewish Germans who desperately sought U.S. visas during the refugee crisis in the years leading up to World War II.
UPHEAVAL : TURNING POINTS FOR NATIONS IN CRISIS
by Diamond, Jared, author.
303.484 DIA
In his international bestsellers Guns, Germs and Steel and Collapse, Jared Diamond transformed our understanding of what makes civilizations rise and fall. Now, in his third book in this monumental trilogy, he reveals how successful nations recover from crises while adopting selective changes -- a coping mechanism more commonly associated with individuals recovering from personal crises. Diamond compares how six countries have survived recent upheavals -- ranging from the forced opening of Japan by U.S. Commodore Perry's fleet, to the Soviet Union's attack on Finland, to a murderous coup or countercoup in Chile and Indonesia, to the transformations of Germany and Austria after World War Two. Because Diamond has lived and spoken the language in five of these six countries, he can present gut-wrenching histories experienced firsthand. These nations coped, to varying degrees, through mechanisms such as acknowledgment of responsibility, painfully honest self-appraisal, and learning from models of other nations. Looking to the future, Diamond examines whether the United States, Japan, and the whole world are successfully coping with the grave crises they currently face. Can we learn from lessons of the past?
THE VALEDICTORIAN OF BEING DEAD : THE TRUE STORY OF DYING TEN TIMES TO LIVE
Describes the author's struggle with depression and her decision to participate in an experimental clinical trial that chemically induced comas approximating brain death multiple times.
VEGETABLES UNLEASHED : A COOKBOOK
by Andrés, José, 1969- author.
641.65 AND
THE VINYL FRONTIER : THE STORY OF THE VOYAGER GOLDEN RECORD
by Scott, Jonathan, author.
629.43 SCO
In 1977 NASA sent Voyager 1 and 2 on a Grand Tour of the outer planets. NASA commissioned astronomer Carl Sagan to create a message to be fixed to the side of Voyager 1 and 2 - a plaque, a calling card, a handshake to any passing alien that might one day chance upon them. The result was the Voyager Golden Record, a genre-hopping multi-media metal LP. A 90-minute playlist of music from across the globe, a sound essay of life on Earth, spoken greetings in multiple languages and more than 100 photographs and diagrams, all painstakingly chosen by Sagan and his team to create an aliens' guide to Earthlings. The record included music by J.S. Bach and Chuck Berry, a message of peace from US president Jimmy Carter, facts, figures and dimensions, all encased in a golden box. The Vinyl Frontier tells the story of NASA's interstellar mix-tape, from first phone call to final launch, when Voyager 1 and 2 left our planet bearing their hopeful message from the Summer of '77 to a distant future.
A WAY TO GARDEN : A HANDS-ON PRIMER FOR EVERY SEASON
by Roach, Margaret, author.
635 ROA
For Margaret Roach, gardening is more than a hobby, it’s a calling. Her unique approach, which she refers to as “horticultural how-to and woo-woo,” is a blend of vital information you need to memorize (like how to plant a bulb) and intuitive steps you must simply feel and surrender to. In A Way to Garden, Roach imparts decades of garden wisdom on seasonal gardening, ornamental plants, vegetable gardening, design, gardening for wildlife, organic practices, and much more. She also challenges gardeners to think beyond their garden borders and to consider the ways gardening can enrich the world. Brimming with beautiful photographs of Roach’s own garden, A Way to Garden is practical, inspiring, and a must-have for every passionate gardener.
THE WAY WE EAT NOW : HOW THE FOOD REVOLUTION HAS TRANSFORMED OUR LIVES, OUR BODIES, AND OUR WORLD
Food is one of life's great joys. So why has eating become such a source of anxiety and confusion? Bee Wilson shows that in two generations the world has undergone a massive shift from traditional, limited diets to more globalized ways of eating, from bubble tea to quinoa, from Soylent to meal kits. Paradoxically, our diets are getting healthier and less healthy at the same time. For some, there has never been a happier food era than today: a time of unusual herbs, farmers' markets, and internet recipe swaps. Yet modern food also kills--diabetes and heart disease are on the rise everywhere on earth. This is a book about the good, the terrible, and the avocado toast. A riveting exploration of the hidden forces behind what we eat, The Way We Eat Now explains how this food revolution has transformed our bodies, our social lives, and the world we live in.
WHAT IT TAKES : HOW I BUILT A $100 MILLION BUSINESS AGAINST THE ODDS
"The founder of global baby brand aden + anais reveals how she built a $100 million business from her kitchen table. Raegan Moya-Jones never thought of herself as an entrepreneur. She was a wife, a mother, and a full-time corporate cog in her thirties. But she was sick and tired of her micromanaging boss, so she quietly started a company in the wee hours of the morning while her daughters were asleep. She finally quit her 9-5 when her side hustle, boutique baby swaddle brand aden + anais, hit the $1 million mark in revenue.It now generates over $100 million a year in revenue. In this riveting and vulnerable story of all the bumps in the road, What It Takes is Moya-Jones' tell-all and brutally honest advice to entrepreneurs--especially women--about how to succeed despite all odds. It doesn't take an MBA to be your own boss. It takes commitment to an idea you believe in, working your arse off, and the will to learn more. If Moya-Jones, an outspoken Aussie and university drop-out, could build a business from the ground up, anyone can. Moya-Jones digs into topics most entrepreneurs shy away from, even the prickliest of things like mom guilt, butting heads with investors (or co-founders), and what to really do when you're running out of money. The truth is, there's no magic formula to build a business and you don't have to look or act a certain way to be successful. This empowering story from one of today's most fascinating founders will show the hopeful entrepreneur or career changer that she doesn't have to know it all. This story is about staying true to who you are, trusting your gut, and harnessing your unique talent. Do you have what it takes to jump in?"-- Provided by publisher.
WHERE THE LIGHT ENTERS : BUILDING A FAMILY, DISCOVERING MYSELF
An intimate look at the love that built the Biden family and the delicate balancing act of the woman at its center.
WHY DON
by Marx, Patricia (Patricia A.), author.
818.6 MARX
Here, New Yorker writer Marx collects her mother's sparkling witticisms, as exemplified by the title. New Yorker staff cartoonist Chast, National Book Critics Circle Award winner for her immortally funny and insightful Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, contributes her genius as illustrator.
WOLFPACK : HOW TO COME TOGETHER, UNLEASH OUR POWER, AND CHANGE THE GAME
Abby Wambach became a champion because of her incredible talent as a soccer player. She became an icon because of her remarkable wisdom as a leader. As the co-captain of the 2015 Women's World Cup Champion Team, she created a culture not just of excellence, but of honor, commitment, resilience, and sisterhood. She helped transform a group of individual women into one of the most successful, powerful and united Wolfpacks of all time. In her retirement, Abby's ready to do the same for her new team, All Women Everywhere. In Wolfpack, Abbys message to women is: We have never been Little Red Riding Hood. We Are the Wolves. We must wander off the path and blaze a new one: together. She insists that women must let go of old rules of leadership that neither include or serve them. She's created a new set of Wolfpack rules to help women unleash their individual power, unite with their Wolfpack, and change the landscape of their lives and world, from the family room to the board room to the White House.
THE WORLD
"In the tradition of The Boys in the Boat and Seabiscuit, a fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking but forgotten figure--the remarkable Major Taylor, the black man who broke racial barriers by becoming the world's fastest and most famous bicyclist at the height of the Jim Crow era. In the 1890s, the nation's promise of equality had failed spectacularly. While slavery had ended with the Civil War, the Jim Crow laws still separated blacks from whites, and the excesses of the Gilded Age created an elite upper class. Amidst this world arrived Major Taylor, a young black man who wanted to compete in the nation's most popular and mostly white man's sport, cycling. Birdie Munger, a white cyclist who once was the world's fastest man, declared that he could help turn the young black athlete into a champion. Twelve years before boxer Jack Johnson and fifty years before baseball player Jackie Robinson, Taylor faced racism at nearly every turn--especially by whites who feared he would disprove their stereotypes of blacks. In The World's Fastest Man, years in the writing, investigative journalist Michael Kranish reveals new information about Major Taylor based on a rare interview with his daughter and other never-before-uncovered details from Taylor's life. Kranish shows how Taylor indeed became a world champion, traveled the world, was the toast of Paris, and was one of the most chronicled black men of his day. From a moment in time just before the arrival of the automobile when bicycles were king, the populace was booming with immigrants, and enormous societal changes were about to take place, The World's Fastest Man shines a light on a dramatic moment in American history--the gateway to the twentieth century"-- Provided by publisher.

 

 

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