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7 SECRETS TO INVESTING LIKE WARREN BUFFETT : A SIMPLE GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS
A clear, simple, and complete guide for beginning investors that explains Warren Buffett's techniques of Value Investing and his proven strategies to ensure long-term success.
ACCESSIBLE AMERICA : A HISTORY OF DISABILITY AND DESIGN
by Williamson, Bess, author.
362.4047 WIL
Have you ever hit the big blue button to activate automatic doors? Have you ever used an ergonomic kitchen tool? Have you ever used curb cuts to roll a stroller across an intersection? If you have, then youve benefited from accessible design, design for people with physical, sensory, and cognitive disabilities. These ubiquitous touchstones of modern life were once anything but. Disability advocates fought tirelessly to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities became a standard part of public design thinking. That fight took many forms worldwide, but in the United States it became a civil rights issue activists used design to make an argument about the place of people with disabilities in public life.
ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS
by Passman, Donald S, author.
780.2373 PAS
AMERICA
Features the best recipes from the America's Test Kitchen TV show in celebration of its 20th anniversary and its celebrity cast.
AMERICAN CIPHER : BOWE BERGDAHL AND THE U S  TRAGEDY IN AFGHANISTAN
"The explosive narrative of the life, captivity, and trial of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was abducted by the Taliban and whose story has served as a symbol for America's foundering war in Afghanistan"-- Provided by publisher.
BAGELS, BUMF, & BUSES : A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Where do our everyday words come from? The bagel you eat for breakfast, the bumf you have to wade through at the office, and the bus that takes you home again: we use these words without thinking about their origins or how their meanings have changed over time. Simon Horobin takes the reader on a journey through a typical day, showing how the words we use to describe routine activities - getting up, going to work, eating meals - have surprisingly fascinating histories.
THE BLUE ZONES KITCHEN : 100 RECIPES TO LIVE TO 100
by Buettner, Dan, author.
641.5 BUE
Best-selling author Dan Buettner debuts his first cookbook, filled with 100 longevity recipes inspired by the Blue Zones locations around the world, where people live the longest. Building on decades of research, longevity expert Dan Buettner has gathered 100 recipes inspired by the Blue Zones, home to the healthiest and happiest communities in the world. Each dish--for example, Sardinian Herbed Lentil Minestrone Costa Rican Hearts of Palm Ceviche Cornmeal Waffles from Loma Linda, California and Okinawan Sweet Potatoes--uses ingredients and cooking methods proven to increase longevity, wellness, and mental health. Complemented by mouthwatering photography, the recipes also include lifestyle tips (including the best times to eat dinner and proper portion sizes), all gleaned from countries as far away as Japan and as near as Blue Zones project cities in Texas. Innovative, easy to follow, and delicious, these healthy living recipes make the Blue Zones lifestyle even more attainable, thereby improving your health, extending your life, and filling your kitchen with happiness.
A BOOKSHOP IN BERLIN : THE REDISCOVERED MEMOIR OF ONE WOMAN
In 1921, Françoise Frenkel--a Jewish woman from Poland--fulfills a dream. She opens La Maison du Livre, Berlin's first French bookshop, attracting artists and diplomats, celebrities and poets. The shop becomes a haven for intellectual exchange as Nazi ideology begins to poison the culturally rich city. In 1935, the scene continues to darken. First come the new bureaucratic hurdles, followed by frequent police visits and book confiscations. Françoise's dream finally shatters on Kristallnacht in November 1938, as hundreds of Jewish shops and businesses are destroyed. La Maison du Livre is miraculously spared, but fear of persecution eventually forces Françoise on a desperate, lonely flight to Paris. When the city is bombed, she seeks refuge across southern France, witnessing countless horrors: children torn from their parents, mothers throwing themselves under buses. Secreted away from one safe house to the next, Françoise survives at the heroic hands of strangers risking their lives to protect her.
BREATHE : A LETTER TO MY SONS
by Perry, Imani, 1972- author.
306.8508 PER
"Explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust world. Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of humanity. She admits fear and frustration for her African American sons in a society that is increasingly racist and at times seems irredeemable. However, as a mother, feminist, writer, and intellectual, Perry offers an unfettered expression of love--finding beauty and possibility in life--and she exhorts her children and their peers to find the courage to chart their own paths and find steady footing and inspiration in Black tradition. Perry draws upon the ideas of figures such as James Baldwin, W. E. B. DuBois, Emily Dickinson, Toni Morrison, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Ida B. Wells. She shares vulnerabilities and insight from her own life and from encounters in places as varied as the West Side of Chicago Birmingham, Alabama and New England prep schools. Breathe offers a broader meditation on race, gender, and the meaning of a life well lived and is also an unforgettable lesson in Black resistance and resilience"-- Provided by publisher.
THE BROKEN ROAD : GEORGE WALLACE AND A DAUGHTER
"From the daughter of one of America's most virulent segregationists, a memoir that reckons with her father George Wallace's legacy of hate -- and illuminates her journey towards redemption. Peggy Wallace Kennedy has been widely hailed as the 'symbol of racial reconciliation' (Washington Post). In the summer of 1963, though, she was just a young girl watching her father stand in a schoolhouse door as he tried to block two African-American students from entering the University of Alabama. This man, former governor of Alabama and presidential candidate George Wallace, was notorious for his hateful rhetoric and his political stunts. But he was also a larger-than-life father to young Peggy, who was taught to smile, sit straight, and not speak up as her father took to the political stage. At the end of his life, Wallace came to renounce his views, although he could never attempt to fully repair the damage he caused. But Peggy, after her own political awakening, dedicated her life to spreading the new Wallace message -- one of peace, penance, and compassion. In this powerful new memoir, Peggy looks back on the politics of her youth and attempts to reconcile her adored father with the man who coined the phrase 'Segregation now. Segregation tomorrow. Segregation forever.' Timely and timeless, The Broken Road speaks to change, atonement, activism, and racial reconciliation"-- Provided by publisher.
CANNABIS JOBS : HOW TO MAKE A LIVING AND HAVE A CAREER IN THE WORLD OF LEGALIZED MARIJUANA
"Andrew Ward, who has been covering the growing cannabis industry for over a decade, shares the vast stretch of potential careers. In addition to job opportunities, Ward also supplies career growth, salaries, and first-hand knowledge from professionals who have made a career in the field. But with any industry there are pros and cons. While the market is expanding, every profession has growing pains, and Ward explains them in detail. In addition to potential jobs, also supplied are chapters dedicated to both freelancing and starting your own business"--Back cover.
CENTERPORT
by Clemens, David C., author.
974.725 CLE
Once known as Little Cow Harbor, the coastal community of Centerport on Long Island's north shore is rich in natural resources, including a beautiful harbor with several freshwater streams surrounded by wooded hills. Centerport was originally the site of several important mills, but in the late 19th century, it became a summer retreat for both the rich and the not so rich. Youth camps, most notably the Franciscan Brothers' Camp Alvernia guesthouses and resorts as well as popular restaurants dotted the shoreline. In the early 20th century, large estates were established by the Vanderbilt, Van Iderstine, Burling, Morse, DeBrabant, Whitney, and Corbin families on the Little Neck peninsula. As the 20th century progressed, modest and generously sized houses replaced the small farms and many of the large estates. The unspoiled natural beauty and rich history has for centuries drawn residents whose love of Centerport continue to make our village a great place to live.
CHECKPOINT CHARLIE : THE COLD WAR, THE BERLIN WALL, AND THE MOST DANGEROUS PLACE ON EARTH
"Published to coincide with the anniversary of the fall of the Wall, and drawing on never-before-heard interviews, this groundbreaking history of the famous military gate on the border of East and West Berlin brings to life the nerve-wracking confrontation between the West and USSR"-- Provided by publisher.
DAD
by O'Brien, Tim, 1946- author.
B OBRIEN
"Best-selling author Tim O'Brien shares wisdom from a life in letters, lessons learned in wartime, and the challenges, humor, and rewards of raising two sons"-- Provided by publisher.
DIAGNOSIS FEMALE : HOW MEDICAL BIAS ENDANGERS WOMEN
by Dwass, Emily, 1953- author.
613.0424 DWA
DISNEY
"By the early 1950s Walt Disney's great achievements in animation were behind him, and he was increasingly bored by the two-dimensional film medium. He wanted to work in three, to build an entirely new sort of amusement park, one that relied more on cinematic techniques than on thrill rides, one from which all tawdriness had been purged. He achieved it, but just barely: he ran out of money, had to borrow against his life insurance, fell out with his studio, frightened his family, and endured much ridicule. What he built was far more influential than is generally understood-for one thing, Disneyland's Main Street sparked an architectural preservation movement that touched every American downtown-and remains controversial: many see it as a retreat from life itself. What is beyond argument is that Disneyland was something new, both in public entertainment, and in the way its "lands" managed to chime with how millions of Americans wanted to view their country-six hundred million Americans so far, and they just keep on coming. It reflects the park's uniqueness, but just as strongly that of the man who built it with a watchmaker's precision, an artist's conviction, and the desperate, high-hearted recklessness of a riverboat gambler"-- Provided by publisher.
DIY WATERCOLOR FLOWERS : THE BEGINNER
Learn to paint beautiful watercolor flowers in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will give you a good grounding in this new-to-you medium and teach you all you need to know to get started with painting flowers in watercolor. Find out about paper, brushes and paints, color mixing, wet and dry techniques, blending and gradients, contrast and even how to digitize your work. Then learn to paint roses, peonies, carnations, dahlias, anemones, poppies, leaves, details and textures and how to bring all of these together into beautiful compositions which make lovely art pieces, journal pages, handmade stationery and greetings cards, inspirational quote frames, personalized gifts and more.
THE ENTREPRENEURIAL ARTIST : LESSONS FROM HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL CREATIVES
"Very few artists are skilled at promoting themselves and their work. Drawing on the accomplishments of Shakespeare, Mozart, and several contemporary creatives, including Lin-Manuel Miranda and Wynton Marsalis, this engaging and practical guide will help you achieve artistic fulfillment, both personally and professionally--no matter your medium"-- Provided by publisher.
ESSAYS ONE
by Davis, Lydia, 1947- author.
814.54 DAVIS
"A selection of essays on writing and reading by the master short-fiction writer Lydia Davis"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ESSENTIAL KETO SLOW COOKER COOKBOOK : 65 LOW-CARB, HIGH-FAT, NO-FUSS KETOGENIC RECIPES
Collects ketogenic slow cooker recipes, including such dishes as coconut granola, Italian wedding soup, chicken lettuce wraps, carnitas, balsamic beef, and berry cobbler.
THE EVERYTHING INVESTING IN YOUR 20S & 30S BOOK : YOUR STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO: UNDERSTANDING STOCKS, BONDS, AND MUTUAL FUNDS, MAXIMIZING YOUR 401(K), SETTING REALISTIC GOALS, RECOGNIZING THE RISKS AND REWARDS OF CRYPTOCURRENCIES, MINIMIZING YOUR INVESTMENT TAX LIABILITY
"All you need to know about investing safely and smartly, with new information on the latest options--from cryptocurrencies to social media IPOs--in this comprehensive and updated guide to understanding the current market, setting realistic goals, and achieving financial success. The best time to start investing is now--even as little as a few years can make a difference of hundreds of thousands of dollars by the time retirement comes around. Investing early in your career is the best way to ensure a secure and successful life all the way through retirement. For years, The Everything Investing In Your 20s and 30s Book has been guiding young professionals on how to capitalize on the investing market and make the most out of their money. This all-new and fully updated edition includes all of the tips, tricks, and investing knowledge while also explaining: --New technological investing options --How the changing political climate affects your money --What the rising interest rates mean --Active investing versus passive investing The Everything Investing In Your 20s and 30s,2nd Edition teaches you how to maximize your investing strategy and make your money work for you. Don't wait. Start investing today!"-- Provided by publisher.
FIX IT WITH FOOD : MORE THAN 125 RECIPES TO ADDRESS AUTOIMMUNE ISSUES AND INFLAMMATION
"A health-focused cookbook by the celebrity cohost of Iron Chef America draws on his experiences with chronic illness and food-triggering pain to offer satisfying recipes that do not include red meat, white flour, sugar, dairy or alcohol." -- Provided by publisher.
FREDDIE MERCURY, THE GREAT PRETENDER : A LIFE IN PICTURES
by O'Hagan, Sean, 1956- author.
B MERCURY
"This official book celebrated the colorful life of one of the greatest showmen the world has ever seen: as a child growing up in Zanzibar as singer in the legendary rock band Queen as a solo artist and above all as one of the twentieth century's foremost pop culture icons. Freddie Mercury's life is recounted in rare photographs and insightful text."--Back cover.
FRIENDS : A CULTURAL HISTORY
by Dunn, Jennifer C., author.
791.4572 DUN
A cultural phenomenon for a decade, Friends ranked in the top ten for every year of its original run, an accomplishment unmatched by any other scripted series. And more than twenty-five years since its theme song promised “I’ll be there for you,” Rachel, Monica, Phoebe, Joey, Chandler, and Ross are still entertaining audiences around the world. As the characters maneuvered their ways through dating, love, and the occasional conflict, their loyalty to each other remained steadfast. In Friends: A Cultural History, Jennifer C. Dunn explores why the show immediately took hold of viewers and how the series remained must-see TV for so long. Dunn examines the cultural landscape that allowed a show not centered on traditional sitcom norms of family and career to become such a critical and commercial success. The author also addresses how the show’s complicated depictions of gender roles and class distinctions—as well as its lack of ethnic diversity—did not detract from its popularity. In addition to exploring memorable plotlines, cherished moments, and the quirks of the principal players, this book analyzes the show’s enduring cultural relevance. Featuring a discussion of the show’s 25 best episodes, Friends: A Cultural History offers an engaging look at the series that has resonated with generations of television viewers.
FROM THE OVEN TO THE TABLE : SIMPLE DISHES THAT LOOK AFTER THEMSELVES
"Whether you're short of time or just prefer to keep things simple, From the Oven to the Table shows how the oven can do much of the work that goes into making a great meal. Diana Henry's favorite way to cook is to throw ingredients into a dish or roasting pan, slide them into the oven, and let the heat behind that closed door transform them into golden, burnished meals. Most of the easy-going recipes in this wonderfully varied collection are cooked in one dish some are ideas for simple accompaniments that can be cooked on another shelf at the same time. From quick after-work suppers to feasts for friends, the dishes are vibrant and modern, and focus on grains, pulses, and vegetables as much as meat and fish."-- Page [2] of cover.
GLOBAL CLAY : THEMES IN WORLD CERAMIC TRADITIONS
by Burrison, John A., 1942- author.
738 BUR
For over 25,000 years, humans across the globe have shaped, decorated, and fired clay. Despite great differences in location and time, universal themes appear in the world's ceramic traditions, including religious influences, human and animal representations, and mortuary pottery. In 'Global Clay: Themes in World Ceramic Traditions', noted folk pottery scholar John A. Burrison explores the recurring artistic themes that tie humanity together, explaining how and why those themes appear again and again in worldwide ceramic traditions. The book is richly illustrated with over 200 full-color, cross-cultural illustrations of ceramics from prehistory to the present. Providing an introduction to different styles of folk pottery, extensive suggestions for further reading, and reflections on the future of traditional pottery around the world, 'Global Clay' is sure to become a classic for all who love art and pottery and all who are intrigued by the human commonalities revealed through art.
GOOD ECONOMICS FOR HARD TIMES
by Banerjee, Abhijit V., 1961- author.
330.9 BAN
Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is perhaps the great challenge of our time. Much greater than space travel or perhaps even the next revolutionary medical breakthrough, what is at stake is the whole idea of the good life as we have known it. Immigration and inequality, globalization and technological disruption, slowing growth and accelerating climate change--these are sources of great anxiety across the world, from New Delhi and Dakar to Paris and Washington, DC. The resources to address these challenges are there--what we lack are ideas that will help us jump the wall of disagreement and distrust that divides us. If we succeed, history will remember our era with gratitude if we fail, the potential losses are incalculable. In this revolutionary book, renowned MIT economists Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo take on this challenge, building on cutting-edge research in economics explained with lucidity and grace. Original, provocative, and urgent, Good Economics for Hard Times makes a persuasive case for an intelligent interventionism and a society built on compassion and respect. It is an extraordinary achievement, one that shines a light to help us appreciate and understand our precariously balanced world.
GRAMMAR ESSENTIALS
by Woods, Geraldine, author.
428.2 WOO
Need to brush up on your grammar pronto? This easy-to-use guide gives you simple strategies for understanding the rules of grammar and punctuation to improve you speaking and writing skills and communicate accurately and effectively. From making peace bertween subjects and verbs to using commas and apostrophes correctly, you'll get all the tricks of the grammar trade to perfect your writing and English know-how in no time!
GRIT & GRACE : TRAIN THE MIND, TRAIN THE BODY, OWN YOUR LIFE
"For the first time ever, the Grammy Award-winning music superstar and actor shares his transformation story along with encouragement, practical advice and mental approach together with exercise tips to help readers become healthy, strong and fit in mind and body" -- Provided by publisher.
THE HARDER YOU WORK, THE LUCKIER YOU GET : AN ENTREPRENEUR
by Ricketts, Joe (John Joseph), 1941- author.
332.6 RIC
The Harder You Work, The Luckier You Get offers a view inside Joe Ricketts's mind, giving listeners a visceral understanding of how entrepreneurs think and act differently from the rest of us - how they see the horizon where we just see a spreadsheet. As unvarnished as the prairie he comes from, Ricketts also talks honestly about his shortcomings as a manager, the career sacrifices his wife made for his business, the complexity of being a father, and the pain of his mentor's betrayal and of his brother's death from of AIDS. Overcoming these and other challenges, he built a company now worth $30 billion.
HEART HEALTH : A GUIDE TO THE TESTS AND TREATMENTS YOU REALLY NEED
Knowing what heart tests and treatments are best for you is essential to a healthy heart and mitigating the consequences of heart disease once acquired. Here, Dr. Jignesh Shah walks readers through cardiac health and disease prevention and explains which tests and treatments are vital and which are typically unnecessary
A HISTORY OF NEW YORK IN 27 BUILDINGS : THE 400-YEAR UNTOLD STORY OF AN AMERICAN METROPOLIS
From the urban affairs correspondent of the New York Times, the story of a city through twenty-seven structures that define it.
HOW NOT TO DIET : THE GROUNDBREAKING SCIENCE OF HEALTHY, PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS
"Every month seems to bring a trendy new diet or weight loss fad -- and yet obesity rates continue to rise, and with it a growing number of diseases and health problems. It's time for a different approach. Enter Dr. Michael Greger, the internationally-renowned nutrition expert, physician, and founder of Nutritionfacts.org. Author of the mega bestselling How Not to Die, Dr. Greger now turns his attention to the latest research on the leading causes -- and remedies -- of obesity. Dr. Greger hones in on the optimal criteria to enable weight loss, while considering how these foods actually affect our health and longevity. He lays out the key ingredients of the ideal weight-loss diet -- factors such as calorie density, the insulin index, and the impact of foods on our gut microbiome -- showing how plant-based eating is crucial to our success. But How Not to Diet goes beyond food to identify twenty-one weight-loss accelerators available to our bodies, incorporating the latest discoveries in cutting-edge areas like chronobiology to reveal the factors that maximize our natural fat-burning capabilities. Dr. Greger builds the ultimate weight loss guide from the ground up, taking a timeless, proactive approach that can stand up to any new trend. Chock full of actionable advice and groundbreaking dietary research, How Not to Diet will put an end to dieting -- and replace those constant weight-loss struggles with a simple, healthy, sustainable lifestyle." -- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO FIGHT ANTI-SEMITISM
by Weiss, Bari, author.
305.8924 WEI
"No longer the exclusive province of the far right and far left, anti-semitism finds a home in identity politics and the reaction against identity politics, in the renewal of "America first" isolationism and the rise of one-world socialism. An ancient hatred increasingly allowed into modern political discussion, anti-semitism has been migrating toward the mainstream in dangerous ways, amplified by social media and a culture of conspiracy that threatens us all. This timely book is Weiss's cri de couer: an unnerving reminder that Jews must never lose their hard-won instinct for danger, and a powerful case for renewing Jewish and liberal values to guide us through this uncertain moment. Not just for the sake of America's Jews, but for the sake of America"-- Provided by publisher.
HOW TO TREAT PEOPLE : A NURSE
by Case, Molly, author.
B CASE
As a teenager, Molly Case underwent an operation that saved her life. Nearly a decade later, she finds herself in the operating room again this time as a trainee nurse. She learns to care for her patients, sharing not only their pain, but also life- affirming moments of hope. In doing so, she offers a compelling account of the processes that keep them alive, from respiratory examinations to surgical prep. But when Mollys father is admitted to the cardiac unit where she works, the professional and the personal suddenly collide. In rich, lyrical prose, Case illustrates the intricacies of the human condition through the hand of a stranger, offered in solace, and in a persons last breaths. Weaving together medical history, art, memoir, and science, How to Treat People explores the oscillating rhythms of life and death in a tender reminder that we can all find meaning in the lives of others.
HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES : A MEMOIR
by Jones, Saeed, author.
B JONES
"Written from the crossroads of sex, race, and power in America, How We Fight for Our Lives is a stunning coming-of-age memoir and a haunting reflection of the nation as a whole"-- Provided by publisher.
I AM C-3PO : THE INSIDE STORY
by Daniels, Anthony, author.
B DANIELS
" The beloved Star Wars actor shares insights into the concepts, evolution and unexpected hazards of his iconic character while describing his collaborations with such legends as Sir Alec Guinness, Carrie Fisher and George Lucas." -- Provided by publisher.
IF YOU TELL : A TRUE STORY OF MURDER, FAMILY SECRETS, AND THE UNBREAKABLE BOND OF SISTERHOOD
"After more than a decade, when sisters Nikki, Sami, and Tori Knotek hear the word mom, it claws like an eagle's talos, triggering memories that have been their secret since childhood. Until now. For years, behind the closed doors of their farmhouse in Raymond, Washington, their sadistic mother, Shelly, subjected her girls to unimaginable abuse, degradation, torture, and psychic terrors. Through it all, Nikki, Sami, and Tori developed a defiant bond that made them far less vulnerable than Shelly imagined. Even as others were drawn into their mother's dark and perverse web, the sisters found the strength and courage to escape an escalating nightmare that culminated in multiple murders. Harrowing and heartrending, If You Tell is a survivor's story of absolute evil--and the freedom and justice that Nikki, Sami, and Tori risked their lives to fight for. Sisters forever, victims no more, they found a light in the darkness that made them the resilient women they are today--loving, loved, and moving on"-- Provided by publisher.
THE KERBER
"Experience and taste the seasons of the farm through 200 beautiful photographs and more than fifty recipes covering everything from baked goods to entrees, soups, and salads, and even homemade dog treats. Captivating vignettes offer advice about planting organic seedlings, harvesting vegetables, raising hens for fresh eggs, and caring for honeybees that support the farm's ecosystem."--amazon.
LABYRINTH OF ICE : THE TRIUMPHANT AND TRAGIC GREELY POLAR EXPEDITION
"Based on the author's exhaustive research, the incredible true story of the Greely Expedition, one of the most harrowing adventures in the annals of polar exploration. In July 1881, Lt. A.W. Greely and his crew of 24 scientists and explorers were bound for the last region unmarked on global maps. Their goal: Farthest North. What would follow was one of the most extraordinary and terrible voyages ever made. Greely and his men confronted every possible challenge-vicious wolves, sub-zero temperatures, and months of total darkness-as they set about exploring one of the most remote, unrelenting environments on the planet. In May 1882, they broke the 300-year-old record, and returned to camp to eagerly await the resupply ship scheduled to return at the end of the year. Only nothing came. 250 miles south, a wall of ice prevented any rescue from reaching them. Provisions thinned and a second winter descended. Back home, Greely's wife worked tirelessly against government resistance to rally a rescue mission. Months passed, and Greely made a drastic choice: he and his men loaded the remaining provisions and tools onto their five small boats, and pushed off into the treacherous waters. After just two weeks, dangerous floes surrounded them. Now new dangers awaited: insanity, threats of mutiny, and cannibalism. As food dwindled and the men weakened, Greely's expedition clung desperately to life. Labyrinth of Ice tells the true story of the heroic lives and deaths of these voyagers hell-bent on fame and fortune-at any cost-and how their journey changed the world"-- Provided by publisher.
LIFE DRAWING FOR ARTISTS : UNDERSTANDING FIGURE DRAWING THROUGH POSES, POSTURES, AND LIGHTING
"Life Drawing for Artists teaches a contemporary approach to figure drawing that includes both the familiar poses-standing, sitting, lying down-but also how to capture figures in movement and in more dynamic and engaging positions. Author Chris Legaspi is a dedicated, life-long artist and admired instructor who is known for his dynamic figurative drawings and paintings, and as a successful illustrator in the entertainment industry. Whether you are an aspiring illustrator, art student, or a professional artist looking to develop your abilities, Life Drawing for Artists shows how to build your skills by combining fundamental building blocks, such as gesture lines, shape and design, structure, value control, and edge or line control. You'll focus on different skills while working on both quick timed drawings and longer detailed drawings. The book covers important topics, such as drawing different views, understanding perspective, foreshortening strategies, and how to deal with various lighting conditions. The examples and tutorials explore virtually every pose scenario, as well as many active and dynamic movements. Breathe drama into your figures as you master the fundamentals with this fresh approach to life drawing"-- Provided by publisher.
LIFE IN A COLD CLIMATE : NANCY MITFORD : THE BIOGRAPHY
by Thompson, Laura, 1964- author.
B MITFORD
Nancy Mitford was, in the words of her sister Lady Diana Mosley, "very complex." Her highly autobiographical early work, the biographies and novels of her more mature French period, her journalism, and the vast body of letters to her family, to friends such as Evelyn Waugh, and to the great love of her life, Gaston Palewski, all tell an intriguing story. Drawing from these, as well as conversations with Mitford's two surviving sisters, acquaintances, and colleagues, prizewinning author Laura Thompson has fashioned a portrait of a contradictory and courageous woman. Approaching her subject with wit, perspicacity, and huge affection, Thompson makes her serious points lightly, eschewing clichés about the eccentricities of the Mitford clan. Life in a Cold Climate is full of the sound of Mitfordian laughter but also tells the often paradoxical and complex story beneath the smiling and ever-elegant façade.
THE LIKEABILITY TRAP : HOW TO BREAK FREE AND SUCCEED AS YOU ARE
"Women are perceived as either strong and cold or weak and warm. An award-winning journalist and cohost of PBS's Amanpour and Company examines likability and empowers readers to reject an outdated image of leadership instead of reinventing themselves"-- Provided by publisher.
LITTLE WEIRDS
by Slate, Jenny, 1982- author.
814.6 SLA
"To see the world through Jenny Slate's eyes is to see it as though for the first time, shimmering with strangeness and possibility. As she will remind you, we live on an ancient ball that rotates around a bigger ball made up of lights and gasses that are science gasses, not farts (don't be immature). Heartbreak, confusion, and misogyny stalk this blue-green sphere, yes, but it is also a place of wild delight and unconstrained vitality, a place where we can start living as soon as we are born, and we can be born at any time. In her dazzling, impossible-to-categorize debut, Slate channels the pain and beauty of life in writing so fresh, so new, and so burstingly alive that we catch her vision like a fever and bring it back out into the bright day with us, and everything has changed"--Dust jacket.
LONG ISLAND STATE HOSPITALS
by Galante, Joseph, author.
362.21 GAL
In the fall of 1885, the City of New York transferred 55 men and women living at the Kings County Asylum to the new St. Johnland farm colony "to promote rational outdoor living, exercise, and occupation." In 1887, just a few miles away at Central Islip, another City of New York farm colony was established for the chronically mentally ill. Founded on the principles of moral therapy, the farm colonies provided treatment, recreation, religious services, and hope towards integration back into society for patients. In 1931, Pilgrim State was constructed as a final solution to address the growing needs of Long Island's state hospital system. By 1955, more than 32,000 individuals were receiving board and care at the three facilities. This publication illustrates the legacy of humility, beneficence, and devotion to the mentally ill for over 111 years of the Long Island State Hospitals' joint operations through photographs appearing courtesy of a private collection.
THE LOW CHOLESTEROL COOKBOOK AND ACTION PLAN : 4 WEEKS TO CUT CHOLESTEROL, GET ACTIVE, AND MAINTAIN HEART HEALTH
"As millions of Americans know, it's very easy for cholesterol levels to get out of control-but with the right dietary and lifestyle changes, it's just as easy to lower those levels. In The Low Cholesterol Cookbook and Action Plan, Karen Swanson shares her research and experience-based knowledge to help you take charge of your cholesterol levels. Featuring recipes by registered dietitian Jennifer Koslo, this book offers an easy-to-follow 4-week diet and lifestyle program for cutting cholesterol without medication. With 115 good-for-you versions of your favorite foods, as well as a straightforward meal, this book is all you need to lower cholesterol and improve your heart health."--Back cover.
MAG MEN : FIFTY YEARS OF MAKING MAGAZINES
by Bernard, Walter, 1937- author.
741.652 BER
"For more than fifty years, Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser have revolutionized the look of magazine journalism. In Mag Men, Bernard and Glaser recount their storied careers, offering insiders' perspective on some of the most iconic design work of the twentieth century. The authors look back on and analyze some of their most important and compelling projects, from the creation of New York magazine to redesigns of such publications as Time, Fortune, Paris Match, and The Nation, explaining how their designs complemented a story and shaped the visual identity of a magazine"-- Provided by publisher.
MAKE NOISE : A CREATOR
The ultimate guide to podcasting, the fastest growing media platform in the world. A step beyond practial how-to information on podcast production or building a business, "Make Noise" addresses the art of podcasting, what works and doesn't for successful storytelling on audio, from a true expert in the medium.
MAKING COMICS
by Barry, Lynda, 1956- author, artist.
741.5 BAR
"For more than five years the cartoonist Lynda Barry has been an associate professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison art department and at the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, teaching students from all majors, both graduate and undergraduate, how to make comics, how to be creative, how to not think. There is no academic lecture in this classroom. Doodling is enthusiastically encouraged. Making Comics is the follow-up to Barry's bestselling Syllabus and this time she shares all of her comics-making exercises. In a new hand drawn syllabus detailing her creative curriculum, Barry has students drawing themselves as monsters and superheroes, convincing students who think they can't draw that they can, and most important, encouraging them to understand that a daily journal can be anything so long as it is hand drawn."-- Provided by publisher.
THE MANAGER MOM EPIDEMIC : HOW MOMS GOT STUCK DOING EVERYTHING FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND WHAT THEY CAN DO ABOUT IT
"The solution to the overload many modern moms feel, The Manager Mom Epidemic shows you how to build a happier family by firing yourself from the "house manager" position and making each member of the family, from your husband to your youngest child, feel responsible for helping make family life run smoothly. Easy-to-understand and accessible for even the most overwhelmed parent, this book focuses on concrete plans and strategies to ensure Mom (or the primary parent) isn't taking on more than her fair share of the burden of common household tasks such as: Childcare Food shopping and preparation Laundry And more! From assigning household chores to giving up emotional labor, this practical and informative book will teach families to find balance and happiness in sharing the work equally"-- Provided by publisher.
MANUAL FOR SURVIVAL : A CHERNOBYL GUIDE TO THE FUTURE
by Brown, Kate (Kathryn L.), author.
363.1799 BRO
"Reveals how international scientists and diplomats tried to downplay the radioactive environmental and health consequences of the accident at Chernobyl by highlighting only the low number of deaths and minimizing the birth defects and cancers tied to it years afterward."-- Provided by publisher.
MARGARET THATCHER : THE AUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY HERSELF ALONE
With unequaled authority and dramatic detail, the first volume of Charles Moore's authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher reveals as never before the early life, rise to power, and first years as prime minister of the woman who transformed Britain and the world in the late twentieth century. Moore has had unique access to all of Thatcher's private and governmental papers, and interviewed her and her family extensively for this book. Many of her former colleagues and intimates have also shared previously unseen papers, diaries, and letters, and spoken frankly to him, knowing that what they revealed would not be published until after her death. The book immediately supersedes all other biographies and sheds much new light on the whole spectrum of British political life from Thatcher's entry into Parliament in 1959 to what was arguably the zenith of her power--victory in the Falklands in 1982
MASTERING THE ART OF ORAL PRESENTATIONS : WINNING ORALS, SPEECHES, AND STAND-UP PRESENTATIONS
"Formal oral presentations communicate a message in a way that is unlike any other method of delivery. Nothing is more influential than a dynamic, face-to-face presentation followed by a lively discussion among the various stakeholders. A powerful presentation will endure in the minds of the audience and ultimately become a motivating force that positively influences their decision making. To make your presentation memorable, you must understand what makes people receptive to what you have to say, deliver a credible and convincing message, and stay focused on your topic. This involves a great deal of deliberate, thorough preparation. It must not be treated as an impromptu event. To ensure the success of your targeted outcome, your presentation must be thoughtfully planned, it must be insightful, and it must be compelling"-- Provided by publisher.
THE MATRIARCH : BARBARA BUSH AND THE MAKING OF AN AMERICAN DYNASTY
"Drawing on diary access and more than 100 interviews, a vibrant portrait of the former first lady by the Washington bureau chief of USA Today includes coverage of Barbara Bush's private struggles and remarkable political achievements." -- Provided by publisher.
MEALS IN MINUTES : 90 SUPPERS FROM SCRATCH 15 MINUTES PREP
by Skehan, Donal, author.
641.555 SKE
Meals in Minutes is all about real, honest, fast food made with simple ingredients and clever cooking methods that are the building blocks for delicious home-cooked suppers. These recipes require minimum equipment and ingredients to deliver speedy suppers, ready to serve straight to the table! If you've been in a cooking rut, this is the book to change your approach to the kitchen. Donal has delivered 90 fuss-free, flavour-packed recipes, including many from his Meals in Minutes TV series. He has divided the book into six chapters based on how people shop and cook, allowing you to choose a delicious meal that suits the shape of your evening every night.
MY NAME IS PRINCE : 25 INSPIRED YEARS : 1991 TO 2016
by St. Nicholas, Randee, author.
Q B PRINCE
A tribute to the artist known as Prince from the photographer who collaborated with him for a quarter of a century, documenting the career of one of the world's great superstars.
MY PENGUIN YEAR : LIFE AMONG THE EMPERORS
by McCrae, Lyndsay, author.
598.47 MCC
Emperor penguins have the most extraordinary lifecycle. They march up to 100 miles over solid ice to reach their breeding grounds. They choose to breed in the depths of the worst winter on the planet and in an unusual role reversal, the males incubate the eggs, fasting for over 100 days to ensure they introduce their chicks safely into their new frozen world. My Penguin Year recounts author Lindsay McCrae's adventure to the end of the Earth, spending a year living alongside the most resilient creatures in nature. He experienced every aspect of a breeding emperor's life, facing the inevitable sacrifices that came with living his childhood dream, and facing down the personal obstacles that, being over 15,000km away from the comforts of home, almost proved too much.
MY TIME AMONG THE WHITES : NOTES FROM AN UNFINISHED EDUCATION
In this sharp and candid collection of essays, critically acclaimed writer and first-generation American Jennine Capó Crucet explores the condition of finding herself a stranger in the country where she was born. Raised in Miami and the daughter of Cuban refugees, Crucet examines the political and personal contours of American identity and the physical places where those contours find themselves smashed: be it a rodeo town in Nebraska, a university campus in upstate New York, or Disney World in Florida. Crucet illuminates how she came to see her exclusion from aspects of the theoretical American Dream, despite her family's attempts to fit in with white American culture--beginning with their ill-fated plan to name her after the winner of the Miss America pageant. In prose that is both fearless and slyly humorous, My Time Among the Whites examines the sometimes hopeful, sometimes deeply flawed ways in which many Americans have learned to adapt, exist, and--in the face of all signals saying otherwise--perhaps even thrive in a country that never imagined them here.
ONLINE INVESTING FOR DUMMIES
by Krantz, Matt, author.
332.6028 KRA
Krantz shows you that you don't need an MBA to start investing online, just common sense and the right know-how. He shows you the online tools and resources you need to take control of your own investments and construct a successful portfolio, and clues you in to the secrets pros use to succeed in the stock market.
ORDINARY GIRLS : A MEMOIR
by Díaz, Jaquira, author.
B DIAZ
"Jaquira Díaz writes an unflinching account of growing up as a queer biracial girl searching for home as her family splits apart and her mother struggles with mental illness and addiction. From her own struggles with depression and drug abuse to her experiences of violence to Puerto Rico's history of colonialism, every page vibrates with music and lyricism"-- Provided by publisher.
POET
808.02 POE
POWERHOUSE : THE LIFE AND WORK OF JUDITH CHAFEE
by Domin, Christopher, 1967- author.
ARCH 720.92 DOM
THE PROBLEM WITH EVERYTHING : MY JOURNEY THROUGH THE NEW CULTURE WARS
by Daum, Meghan, 1970- author.
306.0973 DAU
"A book blending memoir, reporting, and argument, which drills past the obvious political opinions of our moment in an attempt to make sense of our social and political landscape, particularly with regards to feminism and the various layers of the Trump Resistance movement"-- Provided by publisher.
RETREAT FROM MOSCOW : A NEW HISTORY OF GERMANY
"A gripping and authoritative revisionist account of the Soviet Winter Offensive of 1941-1942."-- Provided by publisher.
SAM HOUSTON AND THE ALAMO AVENGERS : THE TEXAS VICTORY THAT CHANGED AMERICAN HISTORY
Co-host of Fox & Friends Brian Kilmeade brings alive one of the most pivotal moments in American history, this time telling the heart-stopping story of America's fight for Texas.
THE SIDE DISH BIBLE : 1001 PERFECT RECIPES FOR EVERY VEGETABLE, RICE, GRAIN, AND BEAN DISH YOU
Every cook struggles over making side dishes, from choosing what goes best with the main course to getting stuck in a rut making the same tired green beans and rice. But this destined-to-be-dog-ear'd compendium of side dishes changes all that more thorough than any other cookbook, our first complete compilation of side dishes offers 1,001 perfect recipes for tonight and every night, whether you only have a few minutes or need your next dinner-party go-to.
SIDNEY LUMET : A LIFE
by Spiegel, Maura, author.
B LUMET
"Sidney Lumet: A Life is the first-ever biography of this seminal American director whose remarkable life traces a line through American entertainment history. His biography takes us from the world of Yiddish theater to Broadway spectacles, then inside the Federal Theater, the Group Theatre, the Actors Studio, and the early 'golden age' of television--all of which precede Lumet's astonishing five-decades-long adventure in movie making. Acclaimed as the ultimate New York movie director, Lumet began his directing career with the now classic 12 Angry Men, and there followed such landmark New York films as Serpico, Dog Day Afternoon and Network. Most noted for contemporary urban dramas, his remarkably varied output included award-winning adaptations of plays by Anton Chekhov, Arthur Miller, Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill, whose Long Day's Journey into Night featured Katharine Hepburn and Ralph Richardson in their most devastating performances. His renown as an 'actor's director,' attracted an unmatched roster of stars, among them: Henry Fonda, Sophia Loren, Marlon Brando, Anna Magnani, Sean Connery, Ingrid Bergman, Paul Newman, Al Pacino, Ethan Hawke and Philip-Seymour Hoffman, accruing 17 Oscar nods for his actors along the way. His personal life was full of surprises, with four marriages to remarkable women, all of whom opened their living rooms to Sidney's world of artists and performers, from Marilyn Monroe to Leonard Bernstein and Michael Jackson. With the help of exclusive interviews with family, colleagues and friends, author Maura Spiegel provides a vibrant picture of the extraordinary life and work of a director whose influence is felt through generations. This is a book that anyone interested in American film of the twentieth century will not want to miss"--
SIGHT LINES
by Sze, Arthur, author.
811.54 SZE
"From the current phenomenon of drawing calligraphy with water in public parks in China to Thomas Jefferson laying out dinosaur bones on the White House floor, from the last sighting of the axolotl to a man who stops building plutonium triggers, Sight Lines moves through space and time and brings the disparate and divergent into stunning and meaningful focus. In this new work, Arthur Sze employs a wide range of voices--from lichen on a ceiling to a man behind on his rent--and his mythic imagination continually evokes how humans are endangering the planet yet, balancing rigor with passion, he seizes the significant and luminous and transforms these moments into riveting and enduring poetry.
A SONG FOR YOU : MY LIFE WITH WHITNEY HOUSTON
by Crawford, Robyn, author.
B HOUSTON
Since Houston's death in 2012 Crawford has stayed out of the limelight and held the great joys, wild adventures, and hard truths of her life with the artist close to her heart. Crawford breaks her silence to share the moving and often complicated story of her life and relationship with the singer and actress.
STAR WARS : THE RISE OF SKYWALKER : THE VISUAL DICTIONARY
by Hidalgo, Pablo, author.
791.4372 HID
An authoritative companion to the climactic final chapter in the new Star Wars trilogy, this essential visual guide to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker explores the world of Episode IX in unparalleled detail. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary features the fascinating characters, planets, vehicles, and aliens that the heroes of the Resistance will encounter in their battle to defeat the First Order. Produced in close collaboration with Lucasfilm, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary delves into the backgrounds of the new characters seen in the movie, as well as providing in-depth, updated character profiles of beloved Star Wars heroes, such as Rey, Poe, and Finn. The book also contains a handy visual recap of the events of Episodes VII and VIII, and stunning cross-section artworks of key vehicles!
STAR WARS TIE FIGHTER : OWNERS
The TIE Fighter Owners’ Workshop Manual presents a thorough history of Sienar Fleet Systems’ twin ion engine space superiority fighter, from early concepts and prototypes to the mass-produced starfighters that fought countless battles against insurgent groups. The history of TIE fighters—including bombers, boarding craft, and shuttles—is fully illustrated with numerous photographs, schematics, exploded diagrams, and computer-generated artwork by Star WarsTM vehicle experts Chris Reiff and Chris Trevas. Text is by Ryder Windham, author and co-author of more than 70 Star Wars books. This Haynes Manual is the most thorough technical guide to TIE fighters available, and is fully authorized and approved by Lucasfilm.
SWITCHED ON POP : HOW POPULAR MUSIC WORKS & WHY IT MATTERS
by Sloan, Nate, 1986- author.
781.64 SLO
TASTE OF HOME CHRISTMAS  : 400+ RECIPES, MENUS, CRAFTS, SNACKS, DESSERTS, GIFT IDEAS
"Create a little magic this season with the all-new Taste of Home Christmas! More than 350 recipes, easy crafts, decorating ideas, yuletide hints and kitchen timesavers help you turn homemade holidays into lifelong memories. Tempting appetizers, savory main courses, delicious sides, golden breads and impressive desserts offer everything you need to create a stunning holiday spread. Six complete Christmas dinner menus range from formal and elegant to cozy and intimate, and a chapter devoted to party planning is your guide to turning your home into a hub of holiday cheer. Buttery cookies made for sharing, sweet candies and confections, even delightful food gifts perfect for teachers, neighbors and anyone on your Christmas list--they're all here."--Amazon.com.
TEACH YOURSELF ORIGAMI
by Montroll, John, author.
736.982 MON
"Origami master John Montroll introduces nearly 50 figures that range from simple to sophisticated. They're perfect for those who are familiar with the basics but seek more challenging models as well as for experienced folders. Models include a cup, hat, sailboat, crane, frog, and fish for beginners a pheasant, robin, pig, and octahedron for intermediate folders and a deer, elephant, bee, and water wheel for advanced orgamists--plus many other imaginative figures. Clear instructions and crisp diagrams accompany each project."--P. [4] of cover.
TEHRAN CHILDREN : A HOLOCAUST REFUGEE ODYSSEY
by Dekel, Mikhal, 1965- author.
940.5318 DEK
"The extraordinary true story of Polish-Jewish child refugees who escaped the Nazis and found refuge in Iran. More than a million Jews escaped east from Nazi occupied Poland to Soviet occupied Poland. There they suffered extreme deprivation in Siberian gulags and "Special Settlements" and then, once "liberated," journeyed to the Soviet Central Asian Republics. The majority of Polish Jews who survived the Nazis outlived the war in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan some of them continued on to Iran. The story of their suffering, both those who died and those who survived, has rarely been told. Following the footsteps of her father, one of a thousand refugee children who traveled to Iran and later to Palestine, Dekel fuses memoir with historical investigation in this account of the all-but-unknown Jewish refuge in Muslim lands. Along the way, Dekel reveals the complex global politics behind this journey, discusses refugee aid and hospitality, and traces the making of collective identities that have shaped the postwar world--the histories nations tell and those they forget"-- Provided by publisher.
TESTING BUSINESS IDEAS
by Bland, David J., 1976- author.
658.4034 BLA
"There is a large knowledge gap in the market today between business strategy and experimentation. People resort to reading growth hacker blogs or going to meetups or eventually asking consultants for help. This book contains a library of techniques and specific guidance on how to rapidly test new business ideas in the market with customers, using the world renowned Business Model Canvas. The book has three parts. The first explains how Lean Experiments dramatically reduce risk and increase the likelihood of success for any new business idea. The second part introduces Assumptions Mapping and an experiment library. The third part defines a series of ceremonies and team configurations to make experimentation a continuous, repeatable process. The book concludes with a challenge to founders and executives on how to encourage an experimentation mindset within their organizations"-- Provided by publisher.
TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE THROUGH SELF-CARE : A GUIDE TO TAPPING INTO YOUR DEEP BEAUTY AND INNER WORTH
More than ever before, people are living longer with the expectation of enjoying healthier and more vibrant lives. This motivational self-help book outlines the necessary self-care actions to become your own wellness advocate and achieve success in your new lifestyle and wellness journey. Carolyn A. Brent brings fresh perspectives and cutting edge research to areas such as undertaking blood type diets, revving up your immune system, dealing with stress, starting exercise programs based on body types, and more. Brent’s step-by-step guide will have you excited with your life-changing results when you are tapping into your deep beauty and inner worth. It offers a blueprint for how to live your best life at any age, with vitality, wisdom, and grace. With clear and flexible examples, Transforming Your Life Through Self-Care will guide you to take ownership of your self-care and tap into those resources you may not know you have.
TRIGGERED : HOW THE LEFT THRIVES ON HATE AND WANTS TO SILENCE US
by Trump, Donald, Jr., 1977- author.
973.933 TRU
The author exposes all the tricks that the left uses to smear conservatives and push them out of the public square, from online "shadow banning" to fake accusations of "hate speech." No topic is spared from political correctness.
THE ULTIMATE THREAD GUIDE : EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT THREAD FOR EVERY PROJECT
"Always choose the right thread! This amazing reference guide features a handy thread use key (organized by thread manufacturer) that shows the most common uses for the wide variety of threads commonly used by quilters and sewists. This valuable information will help you determine which one is right for your project. Plus, get the inside scoop on thread types and fibers, thread weight, choosing the correct sewing machine needle, and how thread is made."-- Amazon.com.
UNDERSTANDING HEPATITIS : AN INTRODUCTION FOR PATIENTS AND CAREGIVERS
Hepatitis afflicts many people and is a growing cause for concern. Naheed Ali, MD, breaks down the history, causes, symptoms, and treatment of hepatitis so readers, both patients and those who love them, can better understand the disease and address the needs of the sufferer from a whole person perspective.
A WARNING
by Anonymous, author.
973.933 ANO
"An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital. On September 5, 2018, the New York Times published a bombshell essay and took the rare step of granting its writer anonymity. Described only as "a senior official in the Trump administration," the author provided eyewitness insight into White House chaos, administration instability, and the people working to keep Donald Trump's reckless impulses in check. With the 2020 election on the horizon, Anonymous is speaking out once again. In this book, the original author pulls back the curtain even further, offering a first-of-its-kind look at the president and his record -- a must-read before Election Day. It will surprise and challenge both Democrats and Republicans, motivate them to consider how we judge our nation's leaders, and illuminate the consequences of re-electing a commander in chief unfit for the role." -- Provided by publisher.
THE WEAVING EXPLORER : INGENIOUS TECHNIQUES, ACCESSIBLE TOOLS & CREATIVE PROJECTS WITH YARN, PAPER, WIRE & MORE
"The Weaving Explorer takes inspiration from the world of folk weaving traditions, adding a contemporary spin by introducing an unexpected range of materials and home dec projects"-- Provided by publisher.
WHEN REAGAN SENT IN THE MARINES : THE INVASION OF LEBANON
by Sloyan, Patrick J., author.
956.92 SLO
"The late Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist presents an account of the 1983 truck bombing in Beirut that ended 241 American lives, drawing on interviews with key players to offer insights into the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and Reagan’s doomed ceasefire."-- Provided by publisher.
WHY ARE WE YELLING? : THE ART OF PRODUCTIVE DISAGREEMENT
by Benson, Buster, author.
158.2 BEN
"Does this sound familiar? You walk away from an argument and suddenly think of all the brilliant things you wish you'd said? You avoid family members and colleagues because of bitter, festering tension that you can't figure out how to address? Now, finally, there's a solution: a secret that frees you from the trap of unproductive conflict and pointless arguing forever. If the threat of raised voices, emotional outbursts, and public discord makes you want to hide under the conference room table, or if you're simply sick of unresolved arguments that never produce useful results, you're not alone. Conflict, or the fear of it, can be devastating. And the process of minimizing, deflecting, or avoiding difficult people can leave you brimming with repressed emotions. But as this powerful book argues, conflict doesn't have to be unpleasant. In fact, properly channeled, conflict can be the most powerful tool we have at our disposal for deepening relationships, solving problems, and coming up with new ideas. As the mastermind behind some of the highest-performing teams at Amazon, Twitter, and Slack, Buster Benson spent decades facilitating hard conversations in stressful environments. He found that even smart, eloquent people struggled to stay calm and keep their heads clear when differences of opinion arose. So he set out to find a better way to argue, staging a succession of experiments and informal debates, and studying the participants closely. He took note of the scripts people defaulted to and the chain reactions they caused. Slowly, patterns began to emerge. Buster's findings shattered his assumptions about what makes some arguments productive and others not, and dramatically improved his relationships at work, with his wife, and with strangers online. In this book, Buster reveals the psychological underpinnings of awkward, unproductive conflict, and the critical habits anyone can learn to avoid it. Armed with a deeper understanding of how arguments work and why, you'll be able to: * Remain confident when you're p
WOODLAND WHITTLING
by Benson, Peter, 1936- author.
736.4 BEN
When the stresses of modern life get too much, what could be better than gathering a few simple tools, heading into the woods and literally whittling away a few hours? The gentle art of whittling is a relaxing and absorbing hobby that can be enjoyed almost anywhere from round the campfire to in a cozy armchair at home. All you need is a good pocket knife, a piece of wood and your imagination.Projects can range from the delightfully simple to impressively intricateit's up to you.Woodland Whittling guides you through the basics explaining what equipment you need, how to hold the knife, and what timber to use. The projects are then all described in detail with clear step-by-step photographs. Projects include: letter opener, thumb stick, ring tree and egg cup.
THE YEAR OF THE DOGS
by Musi, Vincent J., author, illustrator.
636.7 MUS
"National Geographic photographer Vincent Musi is used to photographing bears, elephants, tigers, lions, sheep, and pigs, but dared to try something wild and crazy: dogs. With The Unleashed Studio, he invites friends and neighbors to bring in their canine companions (but no owners allowed) where he captures their beauty, spirit, and personality using the same lighting and photographic techniques that he does for National Geographic. The results are exquisite--arresting close-ups that dignify each dog with grace and humor. In this book, Vincent includes 3 to 4 engaging and utterly striking photos of about 75 dogs against a dark background along with a descriptive and entertaining narrative about each dog. Their individuality shines through in every portrait, and the dogs spring to life"-- Provided by publisher.

 

 

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