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COMPLETE POTTERY TECHNIQUES : [DESIGN, FORM, THROW, DECORATE AND MORE, WITH WORKSHOPS FROM PROFESSIONAL MAKERS]
Covering every technique from throwing pottery to firing, glazing to sgraffito, this pottery book is perfect for both hand-building beginners and potting pros. Step-by-step photographs - some from the potter's perspective - show you exactly where to place your hands when throwing so you can master every technique you need to know. Plus, expert tips help you rescue your pots when things go wrong. The next in the popular Artist's Techniques series, Complete Pottery is the ideal companion for pottery classes of any level, or a go-to guide and inspiration for the more experienced potter looking to expand their repertoire and perfect new skills. With contemporary design and ideas, Complete Pottery Techniques enables the modern maker to unleash their creativity.
FIGHT OF THE CENTURY : WRITERS REFLECT ON 100 YEARS OF LANDMARK ACLU CASES
"To mark its 100-year anniversary, the American Civil Liberties Union partners with award-winning authors Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman to bring together many of our greatest living writers, each contributing an original piece inspired by a historic ACLU case." -- Provided by publisher.
POEMS FOR HAPPINESS
808.81 POE
Poetry is the perfect medium to capture the elusive nature of happiness and this beautiful anthology explores happiness in all its forms – whether it be a fleeting moment, the promise of freedom and adventure, surviving adversity or the comfort of nature. Part of the Macmillan Collector’s Library, a series of stunning, clothbound, pocket-sized classics with gold-foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. Poems for Happiness features an introduction by writer, broadcaster and parish priest, the Reverend Richard Coles. This inspiring and life-affirming collection features writing by some of our greatest poets whose work is still widely read today. It includes famous poems such as ‘How Do I Love Thee?’ by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, ‘My Heart Leaps Up’ by William Wordsworth and ‘Invictus’ by W. E. Henley. In addition to these well-known verses, this beautiful volume includes lesser-known poems to discover and enjoy.
THE TILE BOOK : HISTORY, PATTERN, DESIGN
Everywhere in the world, tiles add colour and decoration to the facades and interiors of buildings. Both functional and decorative, and found in a multitude of shapes, sizes and designs - ranging from complex geometrical Islamic patterns to figurative 17th-century Delftware - they are among the most varied ceramic products. This striking book gathers together a diverse collection of ceramic tiles, and explores their rich history, purpose and decorative qualities. An introduction traces the little-known history of tiles, from their earliest mass production in Europe in the 13th century to today, and presents the development of different types of tile. Throughout this stunning book, tiles in every variety of shape are organized chronologically to illustrate the evolution of styles. 'The Tile Book' is luxuriously illustrated, with generous examples of each individual tile type and their overall laid patterns exhibited over double-page spreads. Captions provide descriptions of each tile, with some detailing interesting locations, trends or influential designers. Interspersed in this invaluable sourcebook, are tiles shown in situ around the world and at different periods in their remarkable history. This book is a dazzling mosaic, with colours and patterns that will uplift and inspire.
WHOLE FARM MANAGEMENT : FROM START-UP TO SUSTAINABILITY
"Whole Farm Management is a comprehensive guide developed by the Small Farms Program at Oregon State University to help aspiring and beginner farmers make smart, strategic business decisions to ensure lasting success"-- Provided by publisher.
LOSERTHINK : HOW UNTRAINED BRAINS ARE RUINING THE WORLD
by Adams, Scott, 1957- author.
153.42 ADA
"No matter how smart or well-informed you are, you're probably trapped in a mental prison without knowing it. Scott Adams, the world-famous creator of Dilbert and New York Times bestselling author of Win Bigly, teaches us how to recognize and avoid the "loserthink" that prevents us from seeing outside our own bubbles of reality"-- Provided by publisher.
GENDER : YOUR GUIDE : A GENDER-FRIENDLY PRIMER ON WHAT TO KNOW, WHAT TO SAY, AND WHAT TO DO IN THE NEW GENDER CULTURE
The days of two genders—male, female boy, girl blue, pink—are over, if they ever existed at all. Gender is now a global conversation, and one that is constantly evolving. More people than ever before are openly living their lives as transgender men or women, and many transgender people are coming out as neither men nor women, instead living outside of the binary. Gender is changing, and this change is gaining momentum. We all want to do and say the right things in relation to gender diversity—whether at a job interview, at parent/teacher night, and around the table at family dinners. But where do we begin? From the differences among gender identity, gender expression, and sex, to the use of gender-neutral pronouns like singular they/them, to thinking about your own participation in gender, Gender: Your Guide serves as “a warm, inviting guide to a complicated area” (The Globe and Mail, Toronto). Professor and gender diversity advocate Lee Airton, PhD, explains how gender works in everyday life how to use accurate terminology to refer to transgender, non-binary, and/or gender non-conforming individuals and how to ask when you aren’t sure what to do or say. It provides the information you need to talk confidently and compassionately about gender diversity, whether simply having a conversation or going to bat as an advocate.
BLUE : THE COLOR OF NOISE
by Aoki, Steve, 1977- author.
B AOKI
"[This book] is the remarkable story--in pictures and words--of Steve Aoki, the superstar DJ/producer who started his career as a began straightedge hardcore music kid hell-bent on defying his millionaire father, and those unquenchable thirst to entertain--inherited from his dad, Rocky Aoki,, founder of Benihana--led him to global success and two Grammy nominations. Ranked among the top ten DJs in the world today, Grammy-nominated artist, producer, label head, fashion designer, philanthropist, and entrepreneur Steve Aoki is an authentic global trendsetter and tastemaker who has been instrumental in defining contemporary youth culture. Known for his outrageous stage antics (cake throwing, champagne spraying, the 'Aoki Jump') and his endearing personality, Steve is also the brains behind indie record level Dim Mak, which broke acts such as the Kills, Bloc Party, and the Gossip. Dim Mak also put out the first releases by breakout EDM stars the Chainsmokers and the Bloody Beetroots, as well as the early releases for Grammy-nominate artist Iggy Azalea, EDM star Zedd, and electro duo MSTRKRFT. In [this book], Aoki recounts the epic highs of music festivals, clubs, and pool parties around the world, as well as the lows of friendships lost to drugs and alcohol, and his relationship with is flamboyant father. Illustrated with candid photos gathered throughout his life, the book reveals how Aoki became a force of nature as an early social-media adopter, helping to turn dance music into the phenomenon it is today. All this, while remaining true to his DIY punk rock principles, which value spontaneity, fun, and friendship above all else--demonstrable by the countless cakes he has flung across cities worldwide."-- Jacket.
THE SELF-CARE SOLUTION : A YEAR OF BECOMING HAPPIER, HEALTHIER, AND FITTER -- ONE MONTH AT A TIME
Dr. Jennifer Ashton is at the top of her field as an ob-gyn and news correspondent. But even at the top theres still room to improve, and with The Self-Care Solution, she upends her life one month at a time, using her own experiences to help you improve your health and enhance your life. Dr. Ashton becomes both researcher and subject as she focuses on twelve separate challenges. Beginning with a new area of focus each month, she guides you through the struggles she faces, the benefits she experiences, and the science behind why each months challenge - giving up alcohol, doing more push-ups, adopting an earlier bedtime, limiting technology - can lead to better health.
BETTER DAYS WILL COME AGAIN : THE LIFE OF ARTHUR BRIGGS, JAZZ GENIUS OF HARLEM, PARIS, AND A NAZI PRISON CAMP
"By the 1930s, Briggs was considered "the Louis Armstrong of Paris," and was the peer of the greatest names of his time, from Josephine Baker to Django Reinhardt. In 1940, he was arrested and sent to the prison camp at Saint Denis. Based on groundbreaking research and including unprecedented access to Briggs's oral memoir, this is a crucial document of jazz history, a fast-paced epic, and an entirely original tale of survival"-- Provided by publisher.
RAINBOW WARRIOR : MY LIFE IN COLOR
by Baker, Gilbert, 1951-2017, author.
B BAKER
"The never-published memoir of the visual artist and social justice activist who created the Rainbow Flag, which became an international emblem of the modern LGBTQ+ movement"-- Provided by publisher.
WHAT
by Baron, Dennis E. author.
425.55 BAR
"The story of how we got from he and she to zie and hir and singular they. Like trigger warnings and gender-neutral bathrooms, pronouns are suddenly sparking debate, prompting new policies in schools, workplaces, even prisons, about what pronouns to use. Colleges ask students to declare their pronouns corporate conferences print nametags with space for people to add their pronouns email signatures sport pronouns along with names and titles. Far more than a byproduct of campus politics or culture wars, gender-neutral pronouns are in fact nothing new. Renowned linguist Dennis Baron puts them in historical context, demonstrating that Shakespeare used singular they that women evoked the generic use of he to assert the right to vote (while those opposed to women's rights invoked the same word to assert that he did not include she), and that self-appointed language experts have been coining new gender pronouns, not just hir and zie but hundreds more, like thon, ip, and em, for centuries. Based on Baron's own empirical research, What's Your Pronoun? tells the untold story of gender-neutral and nonbinary pronouns"-- Provided by publisher.
ROCKET MAN : THE LIFE OF ELTON JOHN
by Bego, Mark, author.
B JOHN
In the 1970s, when popular music on both sides of the Atlantic fragmented into disco, soul, hard rock, pop, and folk, Elton John embraced them all with his signature creative panache. Emerging in the late 1960s as a singer/songwriter, Elton was widely acknowledged as the most prolific pop and rock star of the decade by the mid-1970s. His peerless musical style and ability to jump from sensitive ballads to bawdy rock anthems to campy pop have made him a musical superstar for the ages.
ILLUSTRATION : AN ARTIST
"After providing a brief overview of the suggested tools and materials, illustrator and travel enthusiast Betsy Beier explores essential drawing techniques, including mastering line art and gesture drawing, making quick on-location sketches, and working with color media to enhance your illustrations. Helpful tips include information for packing and traveling with art supplies, drawing in the open air, and working with found materials, while easy-to-follow step-by-step projects show you how to creatively express yourself by incorporating color, pattern, texture, and typography into your art."--Back cover.
THE TONI MORRISON BOOK CLUB
by Bennett, Juda, 1955- author.
374.22 BEN
"What is a book club but an excuse to talk to friends? The Toni Morrison Book Club brings that experience to life by telling the story of four friends who turn to Toni Morrison as they search for meaning in their lives. In this startling group memoir, the writers--black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American born--allow Morrison's words, like music, to make them feel, confess, and discover. The result is a collection of deeply personal conversations about everything from first love to Soul Train to police brutality, all told with an ever present lens on race in America. Not shying away from controversies, this book offers a radically new way to envision book clubs as a healing force in our lives. So pull up a chair and pour yourself a much needed glass of wine, as you get ready to experience the messy differences, surprising revelations, and restorative power of The Toni Morrison Book Club"-- Provided by publisher.
RUFFAGE : A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO VEGETABLES : 100+ RECIPES AND 230+ VARIATIONS
In this insightful and enchanting cookbook, new flavors, textures, techniques, and ways to enjoy all the vegetables you want to eat are revealed by chef and former farmer Abra Berens. Not only a terrific resource, with more than 300 recipes written in Berens' uniquely succinct style, the book also presents evocative storytelling to open each chapter, and photography that conveys the seasons and rugged beauty of Michigan farm country-- Provided by publisher.
AMERICAN OLIGARCHS : THE KUSHNERS, THE TRUMPS, AND THE MARRIAGE OF MONEY AND POWER
Examines the multigenerational saga of two families who rose from immigrant roots to the pinnacle of U.S. power that tracks the unraveling of American democracy.
SORTED : GROWING UP, COMING OUT, AND FINDING MY PLACE (A TRANSGENDER MEMOIR)
"Internet creator and activist Jackson Bird demystifies the transgender experience by sharing his own story, while debunking trans history milestones and educating readers with Transgender 101 facts"-- Provided by publisher.
MAMA
by Black, Dustin Lance, author.
B BLACK
"From the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and political activist, a candid, vivid, powerfully resonant memoir about growing up as a gay Mormon in Texas that is, as well, a moving tribute to the mother who taught him about surviving against all odds. Dustin Lance Black wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Milk and helped overturn California's anti-gay marriage Proposition 8, but as an LGBTQ+ activist he has unlikely origins. Raised in a military, Mormon household outside San Antonio, Texas, Black always found inspiration in his plucky, determined mother. Having contracted polio as a small girl, she endured leg braces and iron lungs, and was repeatedly told that she could never have children or live a normal life. Defying expectations, she raised Black and his two brothers, built a career, escaped two abusive husbands, and eventually moved the family to a new life in Southern California. While Black struggled to come to terms with his sexuality--something antithetical to his mother's religious views--she remained his source of strength and his guiding light. Later, she would stand by his side when he helped bring the historic gay marriage case to the U.S. Supreme Court. Mama's Boy is a stirring celebration of the connections between mother and son, Red states and Blue, and the spirit of optimism and perseverance that can create positive change in the world"-- Provided by publisher.
FIGURE DRAWING METHODS FOR ARTISTS : OVER 130 METHODS FOR SKETCHING, DRAWING, AND ARTISTIC DISCOVERY
Simple methods teach how to draw figures. When we try to draw a person, we are quickly confronted with various challenges. The proportions need to be correct, the attitude must be clear and vivid, the face should show resemblance and also be expressive. Such a task takes courage. Yet a little practice and training quickly lead to the ability to draw figures in a wide variety of styles. A figure in a particular posture can be assembled with a few key characteristic strokes. At the center of this collection is not the perfect figure, but the joy of drawing, and how, with simple methods, drawing people is possible: by reducing and reducing to a few lines, using clear contours and simple surfaces, the human figure emerges, constructed and elaborated.
NO GLUTEN, NO PROBLEM PIZZA : 75+ RECIPES FOR EVERY CRAVING-FROM THIN CRUST TO DEEP DISH, NEW YORK TO NAPLES
For Kelli and Peter Bronski, pizza is a passion. So when Peter was diagnosed with celiac disease, they set out on a mission—to master the art of gluten-free pizza-making themselves. With insights from the best pizzaioli from Naples to New York City and beyond—and more than a decade of gluten-free recipe experience—they tested over one thousand pies in pursuit of the perfect gluten-free pizza. Now, they deliver the spectacular result: 75 tried-and-tested gluten-free recipes for more than 60 pizza creations made from 15 kinds of dough-from American pie to the Italian originals (Roman, Sicilian, Neapolitan) with toppings that novice and seasoned chefs alike will find inventive and exciting. Everyone deserves great pizza—and with this book, you can finally have it!
THE PRETTY ONE : ON LIFE, POP CULTURE, DISABILITY, AND OTHER REASONS TO FALL IN LOVE WITH ME
"From the disability rights advocate and creator of the #DisabledAndCute viral campaign, a thoughtful, inspiring, and charming collection of essays exploring what it means to be black and disabled in a mostly able-bodied white America. Keah Brown loves herself, but that hadn't always been the case. Born with cerebral palsy, her greatest desire used to be normalcy and refuge from the steady stream of self-hate society strengthened inside her. But after years of introspection and reaching out to others in her community, she has reclaimed herself and changed her perspective. In The Pretty One, Brown gives a contemporary and relatable voice to the disabled -- so often portrayed as mute, weak, or isolated. With clear, fresh, and light-hearted prose, these essays explore everything from her relationship with her able-bodied identical twin (called 'the pretty one' by friends) to navigating romance her deep affinity for all things pop culture--and her disappointment with the media's distorted view of disability and her declaration of self-love with the viral hashtag #DisabledAndCute. By 'smashing stigmas, empowering her community, and celebrating herself' (Teen Vogue), Brown and The Pretty One aims to expand the conversation about disability and inspire self-love for people of all backgrounds"-- Provided by publisher.
COMEBACK CAREERS : RETHINK, REFRESH, REINVENT YOUR SUCCESS - AT 40, 50, AND BEYOND
So many women hit midlife and realize: it's time for a career change. Maybe you're yearning to try something new, or you're sensing that layoffs are coming and you need a backup plan. Perhaps you paused, or downsized your career to raise children, and you're ready to rejoin the workforce. How do you reboot, relaunch, return to, or reinvent a career at age 40? Or 50? Or 60? And how can you create a career and life that will provide you with purpose and financial security for years to come? In Comeback Careers, New York Times bestselling author and co-host of MSNBC's Morning Joe Mika Brzezinski and her sister-in-law Ginny Brzezinski have teamed up to show you that career reinvention is possible at any age. You have the skills, experience and maturity it's time to own them. For this book, Mika and Ginny interviewed dozens of career-changers working in a variety of fields, from finance to academics to art. They share successful relaunchers' secrets to overcoming obstacles both internal and external, and their step-by-step processes and candid advice. They also reveal key strategies from top job coaches, resume-writers, and LinkedIn experts, tailored to the special challenges of mid-career jobseekers. It's time to rewrite the narrative. You are stronger, wiser, and better at the midpoint, and Comeback Careers is a roadmap to your career reinvention and fulfillment.
THE FIRE IS UPON US : JAMES BALDWIN, WILLIAM F  BUCKLEY JR , AND THE DEBATE OVER RACE IN AMERICA
"In February 1965, novelist and 'poet of the Black Freedom Struggle' James Baldwin and political commentator and father of the modern American conservative movement William F. Buckley met in Cambridge Union to face-off in a televised debate. The topic was 'The American Dream is at the expense of the American Negro.' Buccola uses this momentous encounter as a lens through which to deepen our understanding of two of the most important public intellectuals in twentieth century American thought."-- Provided by publisher.
THE KITCHEN GARDEN
by Buckingham, Alan, author.
635 BUC
Presents a gardening guide that provides month-to-month advice on increasing the amount and variety of produce that can be grown in a kitchen garden and reducing the money spent on buying fruits and vegetables in the supermarket.
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.
LOVE, ICEBOX : LETTERS FROM JOHN CAGE TO MERCE CUNNINGHAM
These early letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham will be revelatory, for while the two are widely known as a dynamic, collaborative duo, the story of how and when they came together has never been fully revealed. In the 39 letters of this collection, spanning 1942-46, Cage shows himself to be a man falling deeply in love. When they first met at the Cornish School in Seattle in the 1930s, Cage was 26 to Cunningham's 19. Their relationship was purely that of teacher and student, and Cage was also very much married. It was in Chicago that their romantic relationship would begin. Cage was teaching at Moholy-Nagy's School of Design when Cunningham passed through town as a dancer with the Martha Graham Company, appearing on stage on March 14, 1942. Cage's letters, which begin in earnest a week later, are increasingly passionate, distraught, romantic and confused, and occasionally contain snippets of poetry and song. They are also more than love letters, as we see intimations that resonate with our experience of the later John Cage. 'Love, Icebox' takes its shape from these letters--transcribed, chronologically ordered, and in some instances reproduced in facsimile. Laura Kuhn, Cage's assistant from 1986 to 1992 and now longtime director of the John Cage Trust, adds a foreword, afterword and running commentary. Photographic illustrations of their final 18th Street loft in New York City, as well as personal and household objects left behind, remind us of the substance and rituals of their long-shared life.
THE AGE OF ENTITLEMENT : AMERICA SINCE THE SIXTIES
by Caldwell, Christopher, author.
305.24 CAL
"A sweeping 50-year history of how the Baby Boomers took the reforms of the 1960s too far, leading to a multitude of contradictions in American society and values that caused our current political polarization"-- Provided by publisher.
WHY WE CAN
by Calhoun, Ada, author.
305.2442 CAL
"When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too? Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages, and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being largely overlooked. Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to "have it all," Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, underemployed, and overwhelmed. Instead of their issues being heard, they were told instead to lean in, take "me-time," or make a chore chart to get their lives and homes in order. In Why We Can't Sleep, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X's predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss-and keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering, and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them"-- Provided by publisher.
ORGANIC GARDENING FOR EVERYONE : HOMEGROWN VEGETABLES MADE EASY (NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED)
"If you want to grow healthy vegetables at home, but have hesitated because it seems too hard and time consuming, Organic Gardening for Everyone is your perfect hands-on guide-an "if I can do it, you can do it" case study that addresses your concerns and gets you started. Loaded with practical advice and step-by-step guidance, Organic Gardening for Everyone takes a very personal and friendly approach to a subject that can be intimidating. It is a first-class primer on organic vegetable gardening, and an inspirational story about how anyone can balance the rigors of gardening with the demands of a modern, family-oriented lifestyle. In 2012, a California mom decided to start an organic vegetable garden. But she went about it in an unusual way: she crowdsourced it by launching a YouTube channel under the name "CaliKim" and asking for help. And then she started planting. As questions came up, she turned to her viewers and subscribers and they replied with answers and advice. As she learned, her garden grew successfully-even in the hot, harsh California climate. Her expertise also grew, and now she answers many more questions than she asks and has become a very accomplished home gardener. And CaliKim has a great story to tell: growing healthy organic vegetables for your family is not difficult, even for today's time-challenged lifestyles. She provides complete step-by-step information on growing the most popular edibles organically, and also gives sound advice on how to take on the challenges of balancing a hectic lifestyle with successful growing-and how to involve the whole family in the process. You'll be rewarded for your effort every time you place a plate of natural, organic vegetables on the family dinner table knowing exactly what they are, what is in them, and where they came from"-- Provided by publisher.
FATHER OF LIONS : ONE MAN
by Callaghan, Louise, 1990- author.
590.7356 CAL
"After two and a half years of ISIS occupation, and months of fighting between the militants and government forces, the Mosul Zoo was one of the few outdoor attractions still standing in Iraq's second city, its inhabitants kept alive by Abu Laith, a square-set 50-something mechanic and passionate animal lover. As the animals began to starve under the siege by advancing Iraqi army forces, Abu Laith, the "Father of Lions" and his protégées and family risked their lives to keep the animals alive. When liberation finally came, the city and the zoo were both on their last legs. It seemed as if all was lost, until a local former-government scientist, Hakam, saw a message on Facebook about a zoo nearby: a charity in Switzerland wanted to rescue the animals"-- Provided by publisher.
BECOMING A MAN : THE STORY OF A TRANSITION
by Carl, Polly K., author.
B CARL
"A remarkable, deeply moving memoir of one man's gender transition amid a pivotal political moment in America"-- Provided by publisher.
HILL WOMEN : FINDING FAMILY AND A WAY FORWARD IN THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS
"Nestled in the Appalachian mountains, Owsley County is the poorest county in Kentucky and the second poorest in the country. Buildings are crumbling and fields sit vacant, as tobacco farming and coal mining decline. But strong women are finding creative ways to subsist in their hollers in the hills. Cassie Chambers grew up amidst these hollers, and through the women who raised her, she traces her own path out of and back into the Kentucky mountains. Cassie's Granny was a child bride who rose before dawn every morning to raise seven children. Despite her poverty, she wouldn't hesitate to give the last bite of pie or vegetables from her garden to a struggling neighbor. Her two daughters took very different paths: strong-willed Ruth--the hardest-working tobacco farmer in the county--stayed on the family farm, while spirited Wilma--the sixth child--became the first in the family to graduate high school, then moved an hour away for college. Married at nineteen and pregnant with Cassie a few months later, Wilma beat the odds to finish school. She raised her daughter to think she could move mountains, like the ones that kept her safe but also isolated from the larger world. Cassie would spend much of her childhood with Granny and Ruth in the hills of Owsley County, both while Wilma was a student and after. With her "hill women" values guiding her, Cassie went on to graduate from Harvard Law. But while the Ivy League gave her knowledge and opportunities, its privileged world felt far from her reality, and she moved back home to help her fellow rural Kentucky women by providing free legal services. Appalachian women face issues that are all too common: domestic violence, the opioid crisis, a world that seems more divided by the day. But they are also community leaders, keeping their towns together in the face of a system that continually fails them. With nuance and heart, Cassie uses these women's stories paired with her own journey to break down the myth of the "hillbilly" and illuminate a region whose poor communities
DRIVE-THRU DREAMS : A JOURNEY THROUGH THE HEART OF AMERICA
Most any honest person can own up to harboring at least one fast-food guilty pleasure. In Drive-Thru Dreams, Adam Chandler explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. The dark underbelly of the industry's largest players has long been scrutinized and gutted, characterized as impersonal, greedy, corporate, and worse. But, in unexpected ways, fast food is also deeply personal and emblematic of a larger than life image of America. -- From Amazon description.
THE CONTACT PARADOX : CHALLENGING OUR ASSUMPTIONS IN THE SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE
In 1974 a message was beamed towards the stars by the giant Arecibo telescope in Puerto Rico, a brief blast of radio waves designed to alert extraterrestrial civilizations to our existence. Of course, we don't know if such civilizations really exist. For the past six decades a small cadre of researchers have been on a quest to find out, as part of SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. So far, SETI has found no evidence of extraterrestrial life, but with more than a hundred billion stars in our Galaxy alone to search, the odds of quick success are stacked against us. The silence from the stars is prompting some researchers, inspired by the Arecibo transmission, to transmit more messages into space, in an effort to provoke a response from any civilizations out there that might otherwise be staying quiet. However, the act of transmitting raises troubling questions about the process of contact. We look for qualities such as altruism and intelligence in extraterrestrial life, but what do these mean to humankind? Can civilizations survive in the Universe long enough for us to detect them, and what can their existence, or lack thereof, reveal to us about our future prospects? Can we learn something about our own history when we explore what happens when two civilizations come into contact? Finally, do the answers tell us that it is safe to transmit, even though we know nothing about extraterrestrial life, or as Stephen Hawking argued, are we placing humanity in jeopardy by doing so? In The Contact Paradox, author Keith Cooper looks at how far SETI has come since its modest beginnings, and where it is going, by speaking to the leading names in the field and beyond. SETI forces us to confront our nature in a way that we seldom have before – where did we come from, where are we going, and who are we in the cosmic context of things? This book considers the assumptions that we make in our search for extraterrestrial life, and explores how those assumptions can teach us about ourselves.
PRINCIPLES FOR SUCCESS
by Dalio, Ray, 1949- author.
158.1 DAL
THE PASSION ECONOMY : THE NEW RULES FOR THRIVING IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
"Contrary to what you may have heard, the middle class is not dying and robots are not stealing our jobs. In fact, writes Adam Davidson-one of our leading public voices on economic issues- the twenty-first-century economic paradigm offers new ways of making money, fresh paths toward professional fulfillment, and unprecedented opportunities for curious, ambitious individuals to combine the things they love with their careers. Drawing on the stories of average people doing exactly this--an accountant overturning his industry, a sweatshop-owner's daughter fighting for better working conditions, an Amish craftsman meeting the technological needs of Amish farmers--as well as the latest academic research, Davidson shows us how the twentieth-century economy of scale has given way in this century to an economy of passion. He makes clear, too, that though the adjustment has brought measures of dislocation, confusion, and even panic, these are most often the result of a lack of understanding. In The Passion Economy, he delineates the ground rules of the new economy, and armed with these, we begin to see how we can succeed in it according to its own terms--intimacy, insight, attention, automation, and, of course, passion. An indispensable roadmap and a refreshingly optimistic take on our economic future"-- Provided by publisher.
EXTREME ECONOMIES : WHAT LIFE AT THE WORLD
by Davies, Richard (Economics adviser), author.
306.3 DAV
To predict our future, we must look to the extremes. So argues the economist Richard Davies, who takes readers to the margins of the modern economy and beyond. These extreme economies illustrate the forces that test human resilience, drive societies to failure, and promise to shape our collective future. Reviving a foundational idea from the medical sciences, Extreme Economies turns the logic of modern economics on its head by arguing that these outlier societies can teach us more about our own than we might imagine. By adapting to circumstances unimaginable to most of us, the people in these societies are pioneering the economic infrastructure of the future.
HOW WE LEARN : WHY BRAINS LEARN BETTER THAN ANY MACHINE     FOR NOW
by Dehaene, Stanislas, author.
153.15 DEH
"In today's technological society, with an unprecedented amount of information at our fingertips, learning plays a more central role than ever. In How We Learn, Stanislas Dehaene decodes its biological mechanisms, delving into the neuronal, synaptic, and molecular processes taking place in the brain. He explains why youth is such a sensitive period, during which brain plasticity is maximal, but also assures us that our abilities continue into adulthood, and that we can enhance our learning and memory at any age. We can all "learn to learn" by taking maximal advantage of the four pillars of the brain's learning algorithm: attention, active engagement, error feedback, and consolidation. The human brain is an extraordinary machine. Its ability to process information and adapt to circumstances by reprogramming itself is unparalleled, and it remains the best source of inspiration for recent developments in artificial intelligence. The exciting advancements in A.I. of the last twenty years reveal just as much about our remarkable abilities as they do about the potential of machines. How We Learn finds the boundary of computer science, neurobiology, and cognitive psychology to explain how learning really works and how to make the best use of the brain's learning algorithms, in our schools and universities as well as in everyday life"-- Provided by publisher.
FRIENDSHIP : THE EVOLUTION, BIOLOGY, AND EXTRAORDINARY POWER OF LIFE
"An engaging and deeply reported investigation of friendship: its evolution, purpose, and centrality in human and nonhuman lives alike. The bonds of friendship are universal and elemental. In Friendship, journalist Lydia Denworth visits the front lines of the science of friendship in search of its biological, psychological, and evolutionary foundations. Finding it to be as old as life on the African savannas, she also discovers that friendship is reflected in our brain waves, detectable in our genomes, and capable of strengthening our cardiovascular and immune systems. Its opposite, loneliness, can kill. As a result, social connection is finally being recognized as critical to our physical and emotional well-being. With warmth and compassion, Denworth weaves together past and present, field biology and cutting-edge neuroscience, to show how our bodies and minds are designed to make friends, the process by which social bonds develop, and how a drive for friendship underpins human (and nonhuman) society. With its refreshingly optimistic vision of the evolution of human nature, this book puts friendship at the center of our lives"-- Provided by publisher.
AMERICAN QUEENMAKER : HOW MISSY MELONEY BROUGHT WOMEN INTO POLITICS
"Marie 'Missy' Mattingly Meloney was born in 1878, in an America where women couldn't vote. Yet she recognized the power that women held as consumers and family decision-makers, and persuaded male publishers and politicians to take them seriously. Over the course of her life as a journalist, magazine editor-in-chief, and political advisor, Missy created the idea of the female demographic. After the passage of the 19th Amendment she encouraged candidates to engage with and appeal to women directly. In this role, she advised Presidents from Hoover and Coolidge to FDR. By the time she died in 1943, women were a recognized political force to be reckoned with. In this groundbreaking biography, historian Julie Des Jardins restores Missy to her rightful place in American history"-- Provided by publisher.
ASTRO POETS : YOUR GUIDES TO THE ZODIAC
by Dimitrov, Alex, author.
133.52 DIM
"From the online phenomenons the Astro Poets comes the first great astrology primer of the 21st century. Full of insight, advice and humor for every sign in the zodiac, the Astro Poets' unique brand of astrological flavor has made them Twitter sensations. Their long-awaited first book is in the grand tradition of Linda Goodman's Sun Signs, but made for the world we live in today. In these pages the Astro Poets help you see what's written in the stars and use it to navigate your friendships, your career, and your very complicated love life. If you've ever wondered why your Gemini friend won't let you get a word in edge-wise at drinks, you've come to the right place. When will that Scorpio texting "u up?" at 2AM finally take the next step in your relationship? (Hint: they won't). Both the perfect introduction to the twelve signs for the astrological novice, and a resource to return to for those who already know why their Cancer boyfriend cries during commercials but need help with their new whacky Libra boss, this is the astrology book must-have for the twenty-first century and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.
WILL MY CAT EAT MY EYEBALLS? : BIG QUESTIONS FROM TINY MORTALS ABOUT DEATH
"Best-selling author and licensed mortician Caitlin Doughty answers real questions from kids about death, dead bodies, and decomposition. Every day, funeral director Caitlin Doughty receives dozens of questions about death. What would happen to an astronaut's body if it were pushed out of a space shuttle? Do people poop when they die? Can Grandma have a Viking funeral? In the tradition of Randall Munroe's What If?, Doughty's new book, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs?, blends her scientific understanding of the body and the intriguing history behind common misconceptions about corpses to offer factual, hilarious, and candid answers to thirty-five urgent questions posed by her youngest fans. Readers will learn what happens if you die on an airplane, the best soil for mummifying your dog, and whether or not you can preserve your friend's skull as a keepsake. Featuring illustrations from Dianne Ruz, Will My Cat Eat My Eyeballs? will delight anyone interested in the fascinating truth about what will happen (to our bodies) after we die"-- Provided by publisher.
THE SUGAR BRAIN FIX : THE 28-DAY PLAN TO QUIT CRAVING THE FOODS THAT ARE SHRINKING YOUR BRAIN AND EXPANDING YOUR WAISTLINE
"What makes a healthy brain? The answer is simpler than you think! In The Sugar Brain Fix, a thoroughly revised and updated edition of Diet Rehab, Dr. Mike Dow takes a deeper look at how sugar affects brain chemistry. Sugar releases serotonin in the brain, a "feel-good" chemical that makes you want to keep eating more. But recent studies have shown that sugar is actually shrinking the brain, resulting in a smaller hippocampus and a host of other issues, including memory problems, depression, weight gain, and more. Over time, we become addicted to the foods that are shrinking our brains, creating a vicious cycle. With this book, Dr. Dow has gathered even more data that shows how our standard American diet is harming our brains and our bodies-and what we can do about it! The Sugar Brain Fix is based on a 28-day, keto-inspired Mediterranean diet plan that allows you to reap the sustainable benefits of a gradual detox: adding healthy foods and activities before eliminating sugar and bad fats. By taking Dr. Dow's quizzes, you'll learn if you're deficient in serotonin, dopamine, or both. You'll discover how to combat sugar and bad-fat cravings with Dr. Dow's approved food swaps, delicious recipes, and supplements. The Sugar Brain Fix Program also includes other techniques to naturally boost brain health, including cognitive behavioral therapy and self-hypnosis"-- Provided by publisher.
SIZING PEOPLE UP : A VETERAN FBI AGENT
"A former FBI agent shares his simple but powerful toolkit for assessing who you can trust--and who you can't. After two decades as a behavior analyst in the FBI, Robin Dreeke knows a thing or two about sizing people up. He's navigated complex situations that range from handling Russian spies to navigating the internal politics at the Bureau. Through that experience, he was forced to develop a knack for reading people--their intentions, their capabilities, their desires and their fears. Dreeke's first book, It's Not All About "Me," has become a cult favorite with readers seeking to build quick rapport with others. His last book, The Code of Trust, was about how to inspire trust in others as a leader. In Sizing People Up, Dreeke shares his simple, six-step system that helps you predict anyone's future behavior based on their words, goals, patterns of action, and the situation at hand. Predicting the behavior of others is an urgent need for anyone whose work involves relationships with others, whether it's leading an organization, collaborating with a teammate, or closing a sale. But predictability is not as simple as good and evil, or truth and fiction. Allies might make a promise with every intention of keeping it, not realizing that they will be unable to do so due to some personal shortcoming. And those seeking to thwart your endeavor may not realize how reliable their malevolent tells have become. Dreeke's system is simple, but powerful. For instance, a colleague might have a strong moral code, but do they believe your relationship will be long-term? Even the most upstanding person can betray your trust if they don't see themselves tied to you or your desired result in the long term. How can you determine whether someone has both the skill and will to do what they've said they're going to do? Behaviors as subtle as how they take notes will reveal their reliability. Using this book as their manual, readers will be able to quickly and easily determine who they can trust and who they can't who is likely to deli
THE SCENTUAL GARDEN : EXPLORING THE WORLD OF BOTANICAL FRAGRANCE
by Druse, Kenneth, author, photographer.
635.968 DRU
A complete illustrated survey of fragrance in the garden by America's leading garden writer. Popular garden writer Ken Druse offers a complete survey of fragrance in the garden, in a major work filled with new knowledge. He arranges both familiar and unusual garden plants, shrubs, and trees into 12 categories, giving gardeners a vastly expanded palate of scents to explore and enjoy, and he also provides examples of garden designs that offer harmonious scentual delights. Ellen Hoverkamp contributes her artful botanical images of flowers and plants discussed in the text. These are accompanied by Druse's award-winning garden photographs, to create a book that is as beautiful to look at as it is informative and evocative to read.
SHE CAME TO SLAY : THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HARRIET TUBMAN
by Dunbar, Erica Armstrong, author.
B TUBMAN
Harriet Tubman is best known as one of the most famous conductors on the Underground Railroad. As a leading abolitionist, her bravery and selflessness has inspired generations in the continuing struggle for civil rights. Now, National Book Award nominee Erica Armstrong Dunbar presents a fresh take on this American icon blending traditional biography, illustrations, photos, and engaging sidebars that illuminate the life of Tubman as never before. Not only did Tubman help liberate hundreds of slaves, she was the first woman to lead an armed expedition during the Civil War, worked as a spy for the Union Army, was a fierce suffragist, and was an advocate for the aged. She Came to Slay reveals the many complexities and varied accomplishments of one of our nation's true heroes and offers an accessible and modern interpretation of Tubman's life that is both informative and engaging. -- Provided by publisher.
THE POLLINATOR VICTORY GARDEN : WIN THE WAR ON POLLINATOR DECLINE WITH ECOLOGICAL GARDENING : HOW TO ATTRACT AND SUPPORT BEES, BEETLES, BUTTERFLIES, BATS, AND OTHER POLLINATORS
"The passion and urgency that inspired WWI and WWII Victory Gardens is needed today to meet another threat to our food supply and our environment-the steep decline of pollinators. The Pollinator Victory Garden offers practical solutions for winning the war against the demise of these beneficial animals. Pollinators are critical to our food supply and responsible for the pollination of the vast majority of all flowering plants on our planet.Pollinators include not just bees, butmany different types of animals, including insects and mammals. Beetles, bats, birds, butterflies, moths, flies, wasps, and even some mosquito species, can be pollinators. But, many pollinators are in trouble, and the reality is that most of our landscapes have little to offer them. Our residential landscapes, and many commercial landscapes, are filled with vast green pollinator deserts, better known as lawns. These monotonous green expanses are ecological wastelands for bees and other pollinators. By planting a bit differently and by tweaking your landscape aesthetic, you can transition your landscape into a pollinator haven. By using proper cultural practices in your garden, choosing the right plant for the right location, and by attracting "nature's pest control" (beneficial insects that act as natural enemies), you can keep nature in balance and give pollinators a fighting chance. The time is right for a new gardening movement. Every yard, community garden, rooftop, porch, patio, and corporate landscape can help to win the war against pollinator decline with The Pollinator Victory Garden"-- Provided by publisher.
BY CHANCE ALONE : A REMARKABLE TRUE STORY OF COURAGE AND SURVIVAL AT AUSCHWITZ
This autobiography of Canadian Max Eisen details the rural Hungarian deportations to Auschwitz-Birkenau, back-breaking slave labour in Auschwitz I, the infamous 'death march' of January 1945, the painful aftermath of liberation, and a journey of physical and psychological healing.
THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL : THE LONG LIFE OF A DOUBLE MURDER IN APPALACHIA
by Eisenberg, Emma Copley, author.
364.1523 EIS
"An investigation into the 1980 murder of two women in Pocahontas County, West Virginia, recreates the events of the tragedy, the targeting of vulnerable suspects and the history of mysterious violence that continues to overshadow the region." -- Provided by publisher.
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"Women are subjected to sexual harassment, sexual bullying, and sexual pressure every day on the street, at work, and at home but are unable to speak truth to power or to report these sexual offenses. I’m Saying No! is written specifically for these women—women who are still afraid to speak up for themselves, women who need to learn how to do so, and women whose personal history of child sexual abuse or sexual assault as an adult has wounded them so much that they have lost their voice. Here, Beverly Engel—an internationally recognized psychotherapist and acclaimed advocate for victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse—offers a ground-breaking program to help all the women who have been silenced by past trauma, women who were raised to believe they didn’t have a right to say no, and women who have spoken out in the past only to go unheard." -- Provided by publisher.
THE MAKING OF A MIRACLE : THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE CAPTAIN OF THE 1980 GOLD MEDAL-WINNING US OLYMPIC HOCKEY TEAM
"On the fortieth anniversary of the historic 'Miracle on Ice,' Mike Eruzione--the captain of the 1980 U.S Men's Olympic Hockey Team, who scored the winning goal--recounts his amazing career on ice, the legendary upset against the Soviets, and winning the gold medal"-- Publisher's description.
TINY HABITS : THE SMALL CHANGES THAT CHANGE EVERYTHING
"The world's leading expert on habit formation shows how you can have a happier, healthier life: by starting small"-- Provided by publisher.
DRESSED IN DREAMS : A BLACK GIRL
In this highly engaging book, fashionista and pop culture expert Tanisha C. Ford investigates Afros and dashikis, go-go boots and hotpants of the sixties, hip hop's baggy jeans and bamboo earrings, and the #BlackLivesMatter-inspired hoodies of today. The history of these garments is deeply intertwined with Ford’s story as a black girl coming of age in a Midwestern rust belt city. She experimented with the Jheri curl discovered how wearing the wrong color tennis shoes at the roller rink during the drug and gang wars of the 1980s could get you beaten and rocked oversized, brightly colored jeans and Timberlands at an elite boarding school where the white upper crust wore conservative wool shift dresses. Dressed in Dreams is a story of desire, access, conformity, and black innovation that explains things like the importance of knockoff culture the role of ghetto fabulous full-length furs and colorful leather in the 1990s how black girls make magic out of a dollar store t-shirt, rhinestones, and airbrushed paint and black parents' emphasis on dressing nice. Ford talks about the pain of seeing black style appropriated by the mainstream fashion industry and fashion’s power, especially in middle America. In this richly evocative narrative, she shares her lifelong fashion revolution―from figuring out her own personal style to discovering what makes Midwestern fashion a real thing too.
EXERCISE IS MEDICINE : HOW PHYSICAL ACTIVITY BOOSTS HEALTH AND SLOWS AGING
Aging, despite its dismal reputation, is actually one of the great mysteries of the universe. Why don't we just reproduce, then exit fast, like salmon? Could aging just be one big evolutionary accident? Is senescence, the gradual falling apart of our bodies, at least partially avoidable? Can we extend the healthy lifespan and reduce the lingering, debilitating effects of senescence? In this book, investigative health journalist Judy Foreman suggests that we actually can, and the key element is exercise, through its myriad effects on dozens of molecules in the brain, the muscles, and other organs. It's no secret, of course, that exercise is good for you and that exercise can extend longevity. What Foreman uncovers through extensive research into evolutionary biology, exercise physiology, and the new field of geroscience is exactly why exercise is so powerful - the mechanisms now being discovered that account for the vast and varied effects of exercise all over the body. Though Foreman also delves into pills designed to combat aging and so-called exercise "mimetics," or pills that purport to produce the effects of exercise without the sweat, her resounding conclusion is that exercise itself is by far the most effective, and safest, strategy for promoting a long, healthy life. In addition to providing a fascinating look at the science of exercise's effects on the body, Foreman also provides answers to the most commonly asked practical questions about exercise.
THE BOOK OF ICHIGO ICHIE : THE ART OF MAKING THE MOST OF EVERY MOMENT, THE JAPANESE WAY
"Learn to make every moment a once-in-a-lifetime experience with this definitive guide to the Japanese art of ichigo ichie (pronounced itchy-GO itchy-A), from the bestselling authors of Ikigai. Every moment in our life happens only once, and if we let it slip away, we lose it forever--an idea captured by the Japanese phrase ichigo ichie. Often spoken in Japan when greeting someone or saying goodbye, to convey that the encounter is unique and special, it is a tenet of Zen Buddhism and is attributed to a sixteenth-century master of the Japanese tea ceremony, or 'ceremony of attention,' whose intricate rituals compel us to focus on the present moment. From this age-old concept comes a new kind of mindfulness"-- Provided by publisher.
THE HEALTHY DEVIANT : A RULE BREAKER
"Pilar Gerasimo, founding editor of Experience Life magazine, argues that in an unhealthy society like ours, being a healthy person requires choices and patterns so inconventional, they amount to a positive form of social deviance. For decades, we've been lectured by experts and authority figures on the importance of dieting, exercising, and living in prescribed ways. It seems as if we are constantly being flooded by advice, only to have that advice refuted and replaced by something new. Part manifesto, part new-era survival guide, The Healthy Deviant is a renegade handbook for those who want to beat the unhealthy odds. With insight and expertise, using hand-drawn illustrations and easy-to-grasp charts, Gerasimo explains how we can reclaim our health and happiness--by refusing to play games rigged against us, and by breaking away from the systems that have been breaking us down. Drawing on medical, psychological, and brain-science research, this book provides practical advice for enhancing the efficacy of any weight-loss, mindfulness, or health-improvement approach--without insisting on any one-size-fits all method or miracle cure. Gerasimo's 14-day Healthy-Deviant Adventure Program presents a series of "Renegade Rituals" (plus daily readings, worksheets, reminders, and progress tracking tools) that put you firmly back in charge of your own wellbeing. For anyone interested in living with greater vitality and resilience, The Healthy Deviant offers fresh hope, renewed motivation, and a clear path toward a vibrant life of your own choosing"-- Provided by publisher.
SEEING GENDER : AN ILLUSTRATED GUIDE TO IDENTITY AND EXPRESSION
"Seeing Gender is an of-the-moment investigation into how we express and understand the complexities of gender today. Deeply researched and fully illustrated, this book demystifies an intensely personal—yet universal—facet of humanity. Illustrating a different concept on each spread, queer author and artist Iris Gottlieb touches on history, science, sociology, and her own experience. This book is an essential tool for understanding and contributing to a necessary cultural conversation, bringing clarity and reassurance to the sometimes confusing process of navigating ones' identity. Whether LGBTQ+, cisgender, or nonbinary, Seeing Gender is a must-read for intelligent, curious, want-to-be woke people who care about how we see and talk about gender and sexuality in the 21st century"--Amazon.
BOUNDLESS : UPGRADE YOUR BRAIN, OPTIMIZE YOUR BODY & DEFY AGING
by Greenfield, Ben, author.
HEALTH 613 GRE
HOW TO BUILD YOUR BABY
"The truth is, nature and nurture are in a delicate dance—if one goes too fast, the other one falls. Science tells us that early childhood experiences have the capacity to structure and alter the brain. That means you didn’t just supply your child’s DNA—you’re still shaping it. And it’s only by wielding this power that your child will activate their full potential. You are truly a gene therapist manipulating and guiding your child’s genetic makeup based on the experiences you create for them."-- Dust jacket.
NEW YORK CITY
by Guarini, Raymond, author.
974.71 GUA
THE NARCISSIST IN YOUR LIFE : RECOGNIZING THE PATTERNS AND LEARNING TO BREAK FREE
A highly illuminating examination of narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) and its insidiously traumatic impact on family members and partners. Packed with insight, compassion, and practical strategies for recovery, this is a must-read for survivors and clinicians alike. Narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) has a profoundly dehumanizing effect on those subject to its distortions, manipulations, and rage. The Narcissist in Your Life illuminates the emotionally annihilating experience of narcissistic abuse in families and relationships, acknowledges the complex emotional and physical trauma that results, and assists survivors with compassionate, practical advice on the path of recovery. Whether you are just learning about NPD, managing a narcissistic parent or other family member, leaving a narcissistic relationship, or struggling with complex PTSD, you will find life-changing answers to common questions. Journalist, survivor, and NPD trauma coach Julie L. Hall provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, affirming, and accessible guide that will not only help you understand narcissistic abuse trauma, but will help you overcome trauma cycles and move forward with healing.
AN AMERICAN SUNRISE : POEMS
by Harjo, Joy, author.
811.54 HARJO
A stunning new volume from the first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States, informed by her tribal history and connection to the land.
FACE IT
by Harry, Debbie, author
B HARRY
Harry recounts her path from glorious commercial success to heroin addiction, the near-death of partner Chris Stein, a heart-wrenching bankruptcy, and Blondie's breakup as a band to her multifaceted acting career in more than thirty films, a stunning solo career and the triumphant return of her band, and her tireless advocacy for the environment and LGBTQ rights.
THE MEMO : WHAT WOMEN OF COLOR NEED TO KNOW TO SECURE A SEAT AT THE TABLE
"Lean In for women of color: A no-BS look at the odds stacked against women of color in professional settings, from the wage gap to biases and micro-aggressions, with actionable takeaways"-- Publisher's website.
ELECTION MELTDOWN : DIRTY TRICKS, DISTRUST, AND THE THREAT TO AMERICAN DEMOCRACY
From the nation's leading expert, an indispensable analysis of key threats to the integrity of the 2020 American presidential election.
SUMMER SNOW : NEW POEMS
by Hass, Robert, author.
811.54 HASS
"A major collection of entirely new poems from the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials and The Apple Trees at Olema. A new volume of poetry from Robert Hass is always an event. In Summer Snow, his first collection of poems since 2010, Hass further affirms his position as one of our most highly regarded living poets. Hass's trademark careful attention to the natural world, his subtle humor, and the delicate but wide-ranging eye he casts on the human experience are fully on display in his masterful collection. Touching on subjects including the poignancy of loss, the serene and resonant beauty of nature, and the mutability of desire, Hass exhibits his virtuosic abilities, expansive intellect, and tremendous readability in one of his most ambitious and formally brilliant collections to date."-- Provided by publisher.
UNMAKING THE PRESIDENCY : DONALD TRUMP
"How Donald Trump has reshaped the norms of the American presidency"-- Provided by publisher.
#METOO IN THE CORPORATE WORLD : POWER, PRIVILEGE, AND THE PATH FORWARD
by Hewlett, Sylvia Ann, 1946-, author.
658.3008 HEW
"Sylvia Ann Hewlett blends vivid stories with powerful new data in assessing the impact of the #MeToo movement in corporate America and provides concrete action to help executives and companies create more inclusive and safe work environments for women, people of color, and LGBTQ employees"-- Publisher's description.
OBSERVATIONAL SKETCHING : HOW TO DRAW ALMOST ANY OBJECT
by Higaki, Mariko, author, illustrator.
741.2 HIG
Discover the design, structure, and materials of all kinds of objects through observational sketching!
SOUNDS LIKE TITANIC : A MEMOIR
by Hindman, Jessica Chiccehitto, author.
B HINDMAN
Relates how the author, an aspiring violinist, left her Appalachian home to pursue a career in classical music in New York, only to discover that the ensemble she has joined pretends to play over CD recordings, and describes her subsequent identity crisis and disillusionment.
THE QUEENS OF ANIMATION : THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE WOMEN WHO TRANSFORMED THE WORLD OF DISNEY AND MADE CINEMATIC HISTORY
From the bestselling author of "Rise of the Rocket Girls" comes the untold story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations.
GROW GREAT VEGETABLES IN NEW YORK
by Iannotti, Marie, author.
635 IAN
BILLION DOLLAR BRAND CLUB : HOW DOLLAR SHAVE CLUB, WARBY PARKER, AND OTHER DISRUPTORS ARE REMAKING WHAT WE BUY
"A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than he bargained for when he realizes that not all bargains are what they're CRACKED UP to be...(also he doesn't stand a GHOST of a CHANCE)"-- Provided by publisher.
IMPERFECT UNION : HOW JESSIE AND JOHN FRéMONT MAPPED THE WEST, INVENTED CELEBRITY, AND HELPED CAUSE THE CIVIL WAR
"Steve Inskeep tells the riveting story of John and Jessie Frémont, the husband and wife team who in the 1800s were instrumental in the westward expansion of the United States, and thus became America's first great political couple John Frémont grew up amid family tragedy and shame. Born out of wedlock in 1813, he went to work at age thirteen to help support his family in Charleston, South Carolina. He was a nobody. Yet, by the 1840s, he rose to become one of the most acclaimed people of the age -- known as a wilderness explorer, bestselling writer, gallant army officer, and latter-day conquistador, who in 1846 began the United States' takeover of California from Mexico. He was a celebrity who personified the country's westward expansion. Mountains, towns, ships, and streets were named after him. How did he climb so far? A vital factor was his wife, Jessie Benton Frémont, the daughter of a powerful United States senator. Jessie wanted to play roles in politics and exploration, which were then reserved for men. Frustrated, she threw her skill and passion into promoting her husband. Ordered by the US Army to map the Oregon Trail, John traveled thousands of miles on horseback, indifferent to his safety and that of the other members of his expeditions. When he returned home, Jessie helped him to shape dramatic reports of his adventures, which were reprinted in newspapers and bound as popular books. Jessie became his political adviser, and a power player in her own right. In 1856, the famous couple strategized as John became the first-ever presidential nominee of the newly established Republican Party. The party had been founded in opposition to slavery, and though both Frémonts were Southerners they became symbols of the cause. With rare detail and in consummate style, Steve Inskeep tells the story of a couple whose joint ambitions and talents intertwined with those of the nascent United States itself. Americans linked the Frémonts with not one but three great social movements of the ti
GAY LIKE ME : A FATHER WRITES TO HIS SON
by Jackson, Richie, 1965-, author.
306.7662 JAC
"When Richie Jackson's son born through surrogacy comes out to him at the age of 18, Richie - now in his 50s, a successful producer and happily married - feels compelled to write him a letter. Gay Like Me is both a celebration of gay identity and a sorrowful warning. Jackson talks of his own progress and growth as a gay man coming of age through decades of political and cultural change. We've come a long way, he argues: discrimination is now outlawed in most states, gay men and women can marry, and there are drugs available to protect against AIDS. His son is going to be living in a newly liberated America. However, he also argues that nothing can be taken for granted. Bigotry and hatred still exist, nurtured by a President who draws votes and support by stirring up fear of The Other, and excluding minorities and anyone who can be labelled 'an outsider'. A newly constituted Supreme Court could revoke laws and turn the clock back. The gay identity can be worn with pride, but gay citizens needs always to be aware that their gains are fragile. Like Between the World and Me, this is a response to our times, and will strike a powerful chord with anyone who cares about human rights and the importance of tolerance and social progress. Angry, proud, moved, tender, this is also a powerful letter of love from a father to a son, relevant to everyone"-- Provided by publisher.
CALL IT GRACE : FINDING MEANING IN A FRACTURED WORLD
by Jones, Serene, 1959- author.
234 JON
So begins Serene Jones's epic work of raw truth, fierce love, and spiritual teaching as muscular as the fractured soul of this century demands. From her abiding Oklahoma roots to her historic leadership of a legendary New York seminary, her story illuminates the deep fault lines of this age--and points beyond them. With a voice that is at once frank and poetic, humble and prophetic, intimate and practical, Jones makes complex teachings around hatred, forgiveness, mercy, justice, death, sin, and grace understandable and immediately applicable for modern people. Excavating the wisdom of great theological voices--Soren Kierkegaard, Reinhold Niebuhr, John Calvin, James Baldwin, James Cone, Luce Irigaray, Saint Teresa of Avila--she brings them to life with an intimacy and vividness that illumines our lives and our culture now. At the same time, and with great beauty, Call It Grace reveals Serene Jones as a towering voice of a new, and urgently necessary, public theology for this century.
THE BOMB : PRESIDENTS, GENERALS, AND THE SECRET HISTORY OF NUCLEAR WAR
"Fred Kaplan ... takes us into the White House Situation Room, the Joint Chiefs of Staff’s “Tank” in the Pentagon, and the vast chambers of Strategic Command to bring us the untold stories—based on exclusive interviews and previously classified documents—of how America’s presidents and generals have thought about, threatened, broached, and just barely avoided nuclear war from the dawn of the atomic age until today"-- Publisher's description.
SLIME : HOW ALGAE CREATED US, PLAGUE US, AND JUST MIGHT SAVE US
There are as many algae on Earth as stars in the universe, and they have been essential to life on our planet for eons. Algae created the Earth we know today, with its oxygen-rich atmosphere, abundant oceans, and coral reefs. Crude oil is made of dead algae, and algae are the ancestors of all plants. Today, seaweed production is a multi-billion dollar industry, with algae hard at work to make your sushi, chocolate milk, beer, paint, toothpaste, shampoo and so much more. From seaweed farmers in South Korea, to scientists using it to clean the dead zones in our waterways, to the entrepreneurs fighting to bring algae fuel and plastics to market, algae innovators work toward a sustainable future. Whether you thought algae was just the gunk in your fish tank or you eat seaweed with your oatmeal, this book will delight and amaze with its stories of the good, the bad, and the up-and-coming, as Ruth Kassinger takes you on an around-the-world, behind-the-scenes, and into-the-kitchen tour.
SEO FOR DUMMIES
by Kent, Peter, 1957- author.
658.872 KEN
THE THANK-YOU PROJECT : CULTIVATING HAPPINESS ONE LETTER OF GRATITUDE AT A TIME
Gratitude and happiness go hand-in-hand -- and The Thank-You Project provides an easy-to-follow approach for creating more of both. Who helped you become the person you are today? As Nancy Davis Kho approached a milestone birthday, she decided to answer that question by sending thank-you letters to the many people who had influenced her, helped her, and inspired her over the years: family, friends, mentors, teachers, co-workers, even a couple of former friends and exes. While her recipients always seemed genuinely pleased to read the letters, what Nancy never expected was the profound and positive effect the process would have on her. As it turns out, emerging research proves that actively appreciating the formative people in your life, past and present, can lead to a lasting increase in your happiness levels--and The Thank-you Project offers a charming, entertaining roadmap to see, say and savor your way there.
DRAW 62 MAGICAL CREATURES AND MAKE THEM CUTE : STEP-BY-STEP DRAWING FOR CHARACTERS AND PERSONALITY
Beloved illustrator and Instagrammer Heegyum Kim takes you on a magical journey to expand your character-building skills as she shows you how to draw each creature, from simple shapes to identifying marks, and then shares several other options for varying your design. You might change the view, the character's posture, their features, or their expression. Grab your pen and use the open spaces throughout the book to create your own fantastic variations of each one.
BROKE : HARDSHIP AND RESILIENCE IN A CITY OF BROKEN PROMISES
by Kirshner, Jodie Adams, author.
336.368 KIR
Bankruptcy and the austerity it represents have become a common "solution" for struggling American cities. What do the spending cuts and limited resources do to the lives of city residents? In Broke, Jodie Adams Kirshner follows seven Detroiters as they navigate life during and after their city's bankruptcy. Reggie loses his savings trying to make a habitable home for his family. Cindy fights drug use, prostitution, and dumping on her block. Lola commutes two hours a day to her suburban job. For them, financial issues are mired within the larger ramifications of poor urban policies, restorative negligence on the state and federal level and--even before the decision to declare Detroit bankrupt in 2013--the root causes of a city's fiscal demise. Like Matthew Desmond's Evicted, Broke looks at what municipal distress means, not just on paper but in practical--and personal--terms. More than 40 percent of Detroit's 700,000 residents fall below the poverty line. Post-bankruptcy, they struggle with a broken real estate market, school system, and job market--and their lives have not improved. Detroit is emblematic. Kirshner makes a powerful argument that cities--the economic engine of America--are never quite given the aid that they need by either the state or federal government for their residents to survive, not to mention flourish. Success for all America's citizens depends on equity of opportunity.
BUBBLE IN THE SUN : THE FLORIDA BOOM OF THE 1920S AND HOW IT BROUGHT ON THE GREAT DEPRESSION
"Christopher Knowlton, author of Cattle Kingdom and former Fortune writer, takes an in-depth look at the spectacular Florida land boom of the 1920s and shows how it led directly to the Great Depression"-- Provided by publisher.
THE JEWISH COOKBOOK
by Koenig, Leah, author.
641.5676 KOE
The Jewish Cookbook is an inspiring celebration of the diversity and breadth of this venerable culinary tradition. A true fusion cuisine, Jewish food evolves constantly to reflect the changing geographies and ingredients of its cooks. Featuring more than 400 home-cooking recipes for everyday and holiday foods from the Middle East to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa - as well as contemporary interpretations by renowned chefs including Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Solomonov, and Alex Raij - this definitive compendium of Jewish cuisine introduces readers to recipes and culinary traditions from Jewish communities the world over, and is perfect for anyone looking to add international tastes to their table. --from Amazon.
TIGHTROPE : AMERICANS REACHING FOR HOPE
by Kristof, Nicholas D., 1959- author.
306.569 KRI
"With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us deep into an "other America." The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar jobs disappeared. About one-quarter of the children on Kristof's old school bus died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide, or reckless accidents. And while these particular stories unfolded in one corner of the country, they are representative of many places the authors write about, ranging from the Dakotas and Oklahoma to New York and Virginia. But here too are stories about resurgence, among them: Annette Dove, who has devoted her life to helping the teenagers of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as they navigate the chaotic reality of growing up poor Daniel McDowell, of Baltimore, whose tale of opioid addiction and recovery suggests that there are viable ways to solve our nation's drug epidemic. Taken together, these accounts provide a picture of working-class families needlessly but profoundly damaged as a result of decades of policy mistakes. With their superb, nuanced reportage, Kristof and WuDunn have given us a book that is both riveting and impossible to ignore."
ARGUING WITH ZOMBIES : ECONOMICS, POLITICS, AND THE FIGHT FOR A BETTER FUTURE
"An accessible, compelling introduction to today's major policy issues from columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman. There is no better guide than Paul Krugman to basic economics, the ideas that animate much of our public policy. Likewise, there is no better foe of zombie economics, the misunderstandings that just won't die. This delightful new book finds Krugman at his best, turning readers into intelligent consumers of the daily news with quick, vivid sketches of the key concepts behind taxes, health care, international trade, and more. Arguing with Zombies will put Krugman at the front of the debate in the 2020 election year. Building on and expanding his New York Times columns and other writings, it contains short, accessible chapters on topics including the fight for national health care in the United States, the housing bubble and financial meltdown of 2007- 2008, the European Union and Brexit, the attack on Social Security, and the fraudulent argument- the ultimate zombie- that tax cuts for the rich will benefit all"-- Provided by publisher.
LAVASH : THE BREAD THAT LAUNCHED 1,000 MEALS, AND OTHER RECIPES FROM ARMENIA
"This cookbook of 55 recipes reveals how to make the ubiquitous and do-able flatbread lavash, as well as recipes for what to eat with it (soups, stews, dips). With plated food, step-by-step and atmospheric photography that reveal the deliciousness and conviviality of Armenian cuisine, this is the next interesting cuisine to explore for people who love Israeli, other Middle-Eastern, and Mediterranean cooking"-- Provided by publisher.
HALF THE SUGAR, ALL THE LOVE : A FAMILY COOKBOOK : 100 EASY, LOW-SUGAR RECIPES FOR EVERY MEAL OF THE DAY
Would you feed your child a candy bar for breakfast? Of course not. And yet today our children routinely consume three times the recommended daily allowance of added sugar, which puts them at an unprecedented risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess weight, and even nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Half the Sugar, All the Love is here to help, with 100 doctor-approved recipes that cut the sugar (by half or more!) without sacrificing the flavors our families love. It's an eye-opening education, a program of healthy eating, and a cookbook chock-full of easy, delicious recipes all in one. Pass the breakfast bars!
SIMPLY SPACED : CLEAR THE CLUTTER AND STYLE YOUR LIFE
by Leed, Monica, author.
648.5 LEE
"Simply Spaced will teach you methods and habits that will help shift your life from "overwhelmed" to "overjoyed" by sharing the principles of minimalism, streamlining, and simplifying--in style"-- Provided by publisher.
PRECALCULUS THE EASY WAY
by Leff, Lawrence S., author.
512 LEF
"A series of easy-to-follow lessons are designed for self-teaching and rapid learning to help students learn precalculus the easy way. Barron's Precalculus: The Easy Way features a generous number of step-by-step demonstration examples as well as numerous tables, graphs, and graphing-calculator-based approaches."--Amazon.com.
SUCCESSFUL AGING : A NEUROSCIENTIST EXPLORES THE POWER AND POTENTIAL OF OUR LIVES
"A leading neuroscientist and best-selling author examines how to make the most of our post-60 years by examining those who age joyously and discussing resilience strategies and practical, cognitive enhancing tricks." -- Provided by publisher.
RETURN TO THE REICH : A HOLOCAUST REFUGEE
"The remarkable story of Fred Mayer, a German-born Jew who escaped Nazi Germany only to return as an American commando on a secret mission behind enemy lines"-- Publisher description.
REPEAL THE SECOND AMENDMENT : THE CASE FOR A SAFER AMERICA
by Lichtman, Allan J, author.
342 LIC
"A radical case for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment as the only way to control gun violence in America There's an average of one mass shooting per day in the United States. Given the ineffectiveness of the gun control lobby, it's time for a strategy with spine. In Repeal the Second Amendment, Allan J. Lichtman has written the first book that uses history, legal theory and up-to-the-minute data to make a compelling case for the amendment's repeal in order to create a clear road to sensible gun control in the US. Repeal the Second Amendment explores both the true history and current interpretation of the Second Amendment to expose the NRA's blatant historical manipulations and irresponsible fake news releases. Lichtman looks at the history of firearms and gun regulations from colonial times to the present to explain how a historically forgotten sentence in the Constitution has become a flash point of recent politics that benefits only of the gun industry, their lobbyists, and the politicians on their payroll. He probes court decisions and the effective lobbying and public relations strategies of the gun lobby as well as the ineffectiveness of the gun control movement for lessons in doing better. What emerges is a clear and cogent plan - repeal and replace the Second Amendment without taking guns away from anyone who has them now - to make the US a safer place. It's time to Repeal the Second Amendment, and Allan Lichtman is the man to bring this radical plan to America"-- Provided by publisher.
DOWN TO EARTH : LAID-BACK INTERIORS FOR MODERN LIVING
by Liess, Lauren, author.
747 LIE
"An elevated yet accessible follow-up to Lauren Liess's Habitat, showcasing her signature easy-living lifestyle. Down to Earth picks up right where Lauren Liess's [...] Habitat left off. While Habitat walked readers through the decorating process step-by-step, Liess's latest title takes a step beyond the basics and invites readers to incorporate the main components of her familiar design aesthetic: nature, easy living, and approachability. With evocative photos and substantive design advice, Down to Earth focuses on creating a lifestyle that inspires creativity and functionality. Throughout the book, Liess shows readers how to incorporate six guiding principles in six unique homes: a new farmhouse, a classic American historical home, a lakeside contemporary house, a modern villa, a turn-of-the-century American Foursquare, and a cedar and glass house on a bluff. While each home has a different architectural style, fingerprints of Liess's down-to-earth style are evident throughout." -- Provided by publisher.
HEART OF MALENESS
by Liogier, Raphaël, author.
305.31 LIO
"In this timely, self-reflective essay, a groundbreaking sociologist and philosopher examines the underlying causes of gender inequality and how we can fight against it. Following the shocking, infuriating accounts shared as part of the #MeToo movement, Raphaël Liogier felt compelled to apply his academic expertise to shed light on the roots of gender inequality and its many manifestations, including catcalling, workplace harassment, and rape, as well as the glass ceiling and the gender pay gap. In the brazenness of Donald Trump, who brags about groping women, in the hypocrisy of outspoken progressives whose private behavior belies their so-called feminist ideals, and even occasionally in the good intentions of men such as Liogier who strive to be allies, we can see the influence of a deep-seated fantasy of male dominance. With candor and clarity, Liogier demonstrates that the archetypal Prince Charming and a monstrous predator such as Harvey Weinstein are two sides of the same coin--products of a worldview that not only places a man's desires above a woman's, but also doubts whether women are fundamentally capable of knowing what they want. Recent years have witnessed significant progress toward gender equality, from the ousting of prominent men accused of sexual misconduct to the unprecedented popularity of the 2019 Women's World Cup. Heart of Maleness maps out the crucial work still to be done, first and foremost addressing the core male fantasy about women's bodies and minds"-- Provided by publisher.
L
by Loreau, Dominique, author.
158.1 LOR
The humble list has the power to change your life. In its immediacy, its simplicity and its concise, contained form, the list enables us to organise, to save time and to approach facts with clarity. Yet why do we end up with interminable To Do Lists that are never completed? After decades living in Japan, Dominique Loreau has become a master in the art of de-cluttering and simplifying. Now, in L'art de la Liste - a huge bestseller in her native France and translated into English for the first time - she turns her attentions to better list-making, showing you how to organise them and use them intelligently. Taking you on a step-by-step journey to greater productivity, this practical, inspiring book influences every aspect of your life - from home, diet and beauty to mental health and self-awareness. To perfect the art of the list is to live simpler, richer and more organised lives.
NOVACENE : THE COMING AGE OF HYPERINTELLIGENCE
by Lovelock, James, 1919- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n79074034 author.
570.1 LOV
"The originator of the Gaia theory offers the vision of a future epoch in which humans and artificial intelligence together will help the Earth survive. James Lovelock, creator of the Gaia hypothesis and the greatest environmental thinker of our time, has produced an astounding new theory about future of life on Earth. He argues that the Anthropocene--the age in which humans acquired planetary-scale technologies--is, after 300 years, coming to an end. A new age--the Novacene--has already begun. In the Novacene, new beings will emerge from existing artificial intelligence systems. They will think 10,000 times faster than we do and they will regard us as we now regard plants. But this will not be the cruel, violent machine takeover of the planet imagined by science fiction. These hyperintelligent beings will be as dependent on the health of the planet as we are. They will need the planetary cooling system of Gaia to defend them from the increasing heat of the sun as much as we do. And Gaia depends on organic life. We will be partners in this project. It is crucial, Lovelock argues, that the intelligence of Earth survives and prospers. He does not think there are intelligent aliens, so we are the only beings capable of understanding the cosmos. Perhaps, he speculates, the Novacene could even be the beginning of a process that will finally lead to intelligence suffusing the entire cosmos. At the age of 100, James Lovelock has produced the most important and compelling work of his life."--Publisher's website.
CLIMBING ROCK : VERTICAL EXPLORATIONS ACROSS NORTH AMERICA
by Lynch, Jesse, author.
796.5223 LYN
"[This book] features some of the most classic and cutting-edge climbing areas across the magnificent and the most diverse landscapes of North America. The author recommends twenty-two of the best climbing areas to be found, spanning the year's seasons: ranging from Rifle, CO, in spring, to Canada's Bugaboos in the summer, to New York's Shawangunks in the fall, to Mexico's Potrero Chico in winter. These legendary locations cover the full spectrum of climbing experiences, including masterful big-wall free-climbing on Yosemite's El Capitan desert trad climbing at Red Rock, NV, and Indian Creek, UT classic sport climbing in Rumney, NH, and Red River Gorge, KY oceanside cragging in California and bouldering in Bishop, CA, and Chattanooga, TN. François Lebeau's artful photographs uniquely capture both the stark beauty of the rock walls and the adventurous spirit of those who journey upward."--From publisher's description.
THE DEPOSITIONS : NEW AND SELECTED ESSAYS ON BEING AND CEASING TO BE
"A wry and compassionate selection of essays reflecting on mortals and mortality, from the acclaimed author of The Undertaking. For nearly four decades, poet, essayist, and small- town funeral director Thomas Lynch has probed relations between the literary and mortuary arts. His life's work with the dead and the bereaved has informed four previous collections of nonfiction, each exploring identity and humanity with Lynch's signature blend of memoir, meditation, gallows humor, and poetic precision. The Depositions provides an essential selection from these masterful collections, as well as new essays in which the space between Lynch's hyphenated identities-as an Irish American, undertaker-poet-is narrowed by the deaths of poets, the funerals of friends, the loss of neighbors, intimate estrangements, and the slow demise of a beloved dog. Meanwhile, the press of the author's own mortality sharpens a curiosity about where we come from, where we go, and what it means. In The Depositions, Lynch continues to illuminate not only how we die, but also how we live"-- Provided by publisher.
DRAWING REALISTIC PENCIL PORTRAITS : STEP BY STEP
by Maas, Justin, author.
741.24 MAA
Drawing is the most essential of all visual arts. Everyone, from sculptors to painters, draws in one form or another. It is also the simplest and most affordable form of artistic expression. All you need is a pencil and paper to make something magical. But to create a successful portrait, one must understand how to capture a person's likeness--their spirit--and portray it in graphite. In Drawing Realistic Pencil Portraits, artist and teacher Justin Maas provides a step-by-step guide for both novice and experience portraitists looking to enhance their skillsets. His tried-and-true techniques for mastering the basics and accurately rendering proportion, placement and nuance when drawing the head and face will help you add energy and life to your drawings and create recognizable and moving portraits. In this book: Lessons in drawing basics, including value, line, shadow, light and anatomy How to work from both reference photographs and live models, plus tips for selecting your subjects Step-by-step demos to create crucial features, such as eyes, ears, and hair Methods for building successful portraits, including the grid method, the tracing method and the author's own Maas method 15 detailed step-by-step portrait-drawing demos with subjects of different ages, genders and ethnicities A gallery of additional portrait examples in both black-and-white and full color.
999 : THE EXTRAORDINARY YOUNG WOMEN OF THE FIRST OFFICIAL TRANSPORT TO AUSCHWITZ
"On March 25, 1942, nearly a thousand young, unmarried Jewish women boarded a train in Poprad, Slovakia. Filled with a sense of adventure and national pride, they left their parents homes wearing their best clothes and confidently waving good-bye. Believing they were going to work in a factory for a few months, they were eager to report for government service. Instead, the young women, many of them teenagers, were sent to Auschwitz. Their government paid 500 Reich Marks (about $200) apiece for the Nazis to take them as slave labor. Of those 999 innocent deportees, only a few would survive. The facts of the first official Jewish transport to Auschwitz are little known, yet profoundly relevant today. These were not resistance fighters or prisoners of war. There were no men among them. Sent to almost certain death, the young women were powerless and insignificant not only because they were Jewish, but also because they were female. Now acclaimed author Heather Dune Macadam reveals their poignant stories, drawing on extensive interviews with survivors, and consulting with historians, witnesses, and relatives of those first deportees to create an important addition to Holocaust literature and womens history." -- Provided by publisher.
PRAVDA HA HA : TRUE TRAVELS TO THE END OF EUROPE
by MacLean, Rory, 1954- author.
914.7 MAC
In 1989 the Berlin Wall fell. In that euphoric year Rory MacLean travelled from Berlin to Moscow, exploring lands that were - for most Brits and Americans - part of the forgotten half of Europe. Thirty years on, MacLean traces his original journey backwards, across countries confronting old ghosts and new fears: from revanchist Russia, through Ukraine's bloodlands, into illiberal Hungary, and then Poland, Germany and the UK. Along the way he shoulders an AK-47 to go hunting with Moscow's chicken Tsar, plays video games in St Petersburg with a cyber-hacker who cracked the US election, drops by the Che Guevara High School of Political Leadership in a non-existent nowhereland and meets the Warsaw doctor who tried to stop a march of 70,000 nationalists. Finally, on the shores of Lake Geneva, he waits patiently to chat with Mikhail Gorbachev. As Europe sleepwalks into a perilous new age, MacLean explores how opportunists - both within and outside of Russia, from Putin to Home Counties populists - have made a joke of truth, exploiting refugees and the dispossessed, and examines the veracity of historical narrative from reportage to fiction and fake news. He asks what happened to the optimism of 1989 and, in the shadow of Brexit, chronicles the collapse of the European dream.
HOW TO SPEAK MACHINE : COMPUTATIONAL THINKING FOR THE REST OF US
Visionary designer and technologist John Maeda defines the fundamental laws of how computers think, and why you should care even if you aren't a programmer. "Maeda is to design what Warren Buffett is to finance." -Wired John Maeda is one of the world's preeminent interdisciplinary thinkers on technology and design. In How to Speak Machine, he offers a set of simple laws that govern not only the computers of today, but the unimaginable machines of the future. Technology is already more powerful than we can comprehend, and getting more powerful at an exponential pace. Once set in motion, algorithms never tire. And when a program's size, speed, and tirelessness combine with its ability to learn and transform itself, the outcome can be unpredictable and dangerous. Take the seemingly instant transformation of Microsoft's chatbot Tay into a hate-spewing racist, or how crime-predicting algorithms reinforce racial bias. How to Speak Machine provides a coherent framework for today's product designers, business leaders, and policymakers to grasp this brave new world. Drawing on his wide-ranging experience from engineering to computer science to design, Maeda shows how businesses and individuals can identify opportunities afforded by technology to make world-changing and inclusive products-while avoiding the pitfalls inherent to the medium.
OLDER, BUT BETTER, BUT OLDER
by Maigret, Caroline de, author.
305.4 MAI
"From the bestselling authors of How to be Parisian, what smart, savvy, fabulous French women think, feel and advise as they hit forty on life, love, and everything else Older, but Better, but Older has the playful wit, self deprecation and worldly advice we have come to expect from these bestselling authors, but now that advice is focused on the French woman's mindset as she hurtles towards forty. Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas are back to amuse you with how they find they are modifying their favorite bad-girl behavior as they address beauty, love, seduction as well as lifestyle, family, work, and living alone. They are still bohemian iconoclasts saying what you don't expect to hear. They will tell you things aren't what they used to be--when a thirty-year-old guy arrives at a party and does not even glance at you when you wake up feeling great and everyone tells you how tired you look you know you're an adult when you're excited just to go home. Neuroses vs. confidence, resistance vs. acceptance, passion vs. serenity, de Maigret and Mas through spirited short stories capture the different stages of ageing--as nostalgic but modern Parisian women. From the privately absurd to the strangely universal, this book captures moments of everyday life that will make the reader nod, cringe, and laugh out loud"-- Provided by publisher.
ANTISOCIAL : ONLINE EXTREMISTS, TECHNO-UTOPIANS, AND THE HIJACKING OF  THE AMERICAN CONVERSATION
"For several years, Andrew Marantz, a New Yorker staff writer, has been embedded in two worlds. The first is the world of social-media entrepreneurs, who, acting out of naïvete and reckless ambition, upended all traditional means of receiving and transmitting information. The second is the world of the people he calls "the gate crashers" -- the conspiracists, white supremacists, and nihilist trolls who have become experts at using social media to advance their corrosive agenda. Antisocial ranges broadly -- from the first mass-printed books to the trending hashtags of the present from secret gatherings of neo-Fascists to the White House press briefing room -- and traces how the unthinkable becomes thinkable, and then how it becomes reality. Combining the keen narrative detail of Bill Buford's Among the Thugs and the sweep of George Packer's The Unwinding, Antisocial reveals how the boundaries between technology, media, and politics have been erased, resulting in a deeply broken informational landscape -- the landscape in which we all now live. Marantz shows how alienated young people are led down the rabbit hole of online radicalization, and how fringe ideas spread -- from anonymous corners of social media to cable TV to the President's Twitter feed. Marantz also sits with the creators of social media as they start to reckon with the forces they've unleashed. Will they be able to solve the communication crisis they helped bring about, or are their interventions too little too late?" -- Provided by publisher.
THE ART OF COMIC BOOK INKING
by Martin, Gary, 1956- author.
741.51 MAR
"THE INDUSTRY-STANDARD MANUAL FOR ASPIRING INKERS AND WORKING PROFESSIONALS RETURNS IN A NEW EXPANDED EDITION! Gain insights into the techniques, tools, and approaches of some of the finest ink artists in comics, including Terry Austin, Mark Farmer, Scott Williams, Alex Garner, and many more. This expanded edition features new art and text by author Gary Martin and a bonus chapter on digital inking by artist Vitali Iakovlev. Also included are eight full-sized blue-lined art boards featuring pencil art by top comics illustrators, present and past, to use for practice or as samples to show editors and publishers. Along with pen, brush, and stylus, no inking tool is more useful than The Art of Comic-Book Inking"-- Provided by publisher.
MENGELE : UNMASKING THE "ANGEL OF DEATH"
by Marwell, David George, author.
B MENGELE
"A gripping account of the infamous Nazi doctor, from a former Justice Department official tasked with uncovering his fate. One of the most notorious war criminals of all time, Dr. Josef Mengele has come to symbolize both the evil of the Nazi regime and the failure of justice in the postwar world. Drawing on new scholarship and sources, historian David G. Marwell examines Mengele's life and career, chronicling his university studies, which led to two PhDs and a promising career as a scientist his wartime service, in combat and at Auschwitz, where his "selections" determined the fate of countless innocents and his "scientific" pursuits resulted in the traumatization and death of thousands more and his postwar refuge in Germany and South America. Mengele describes the international search in 1985, which ended in a cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the dogged forensic investigation that produced overwhelming evidence that Mengele had died-but failed to convince those who, arguably, most wanted him dead. This is a story of science without limits, escape without freedom, and resolution without justice."-- Provided by publisher.
YOU CAN ONLY YELL AT ME FOR ONE THING AT A TIME : RULES FOR COUPLES
by Marx, Patricia (Patricia A.), author.
818.602 MAR
"The perfect Valentine's Day or anniversary gift: An illustrated collection of love and relationship advice from New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, with illustrations from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. Everyone's heard the old advice for a healthy relationship: Never go to bed angry. Play hard to get. Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade. Okay, not that last one. It's one of the tips in You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples by the authors of Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It: A Mother's Suggestions. This guide will make you laugh, remind you why your relationship is better than everyone else's, and solve all your problems. Nuggets of advice include: If you must breathe, don't breathe so loudly. It is easier to stay inside and wait for the snow to melt than to fight about who should shovel. Queen-sized beds, king-sized blankets. Why not give this book to your significant or insignificant other, your anti-Valentine's Day crusader pal, or anyone who can't live with or without love?"-- Provided by publisher.
A MONTH IN SIENA
by Matar, Hisham, 1970- author.
823.92 MAT
"After finishing his powerful memoir The Return, Hisham Matar, seeking solace and pleasure, traveled to Siena, Italy. Always finding comfort and clarity in great art, Matar immersed himself in eight significant works from the Sienese School of painting, which flourished from the thirteenth to the fifteenth centuries. Artists whom he had admired throughout his life, such as Duccio and Ambrogio Lorenzetti, evoke earlier engagements he has had with works by Caravaggio and Poussin, and the personal experiences that surrounded those moments. Complete with gorgeous full-color reproductions of the artworks, A Month in Siena is about what occurred between Matar, those paintings, and the city. That month would be an extraordinary period in Matar's life: an exploration of how art can console and disturb in equal measure, as well as an intimate encounter with the city and its inhabitants. This is a gorgeous meditation on how centuries-old art can illuminate our own inner landscape--current relationships, long-lasting love, grief, intimacy, and solitude--and shed further light on the present world around us"-- Provided by publisher.
BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL : A WRITER
Everything you've ever wanted to know about publishing but were too afraid to ask is right here in this funny, candid guide by acclaimed author Courtney Maum.
A COLLECTIVE BARGAIN : UNIONS, ORGANIZING, AND THE FIGHT FOR DEMOCRACY
"From longtime labor organizer Jane McAlevey, a vital call-to-arms in favor of unions, the only force capable of defending our democracy"-- Provided by publisher.
INFLUENCE : HOW SOCIAL MEDIA INFLUENCERS ARE SHAPING THE FUTURE OF OUR DIGITAL AGE
A detailed review of what businesses need to know about influencer strategies, social media and how digital communication works
MODERN ETIQUETTE MADE EASY : A FIVE-STEP METHOD TO MASTERING ETIQUETTE
Etiquette tips from an experienced consultant and etiquette partner for high-profile clients. The Five-Step Meier Method goes beyond tradition and custom, however, to include kindness, consideration, and respect. Advice for personal and professional life includes first impressions, being a good guest, networking, table manners, and more.
PASTELS FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER
by Mendonça, Rebecca de, author.
741.235 MEN
INSPIRE YOUR HOME : EASY AFFORDABLE IDEAS TO MAKE EVERY ROOM GLAMOROUS
The founder of Inspire Me! Home DZcor shares her creative and elegant interior design secrets so readers can create glamorous yet cozy homes without spending a fortune.tune.
ON FLOWERS : LESSONS FROM AN ACCIDENTAL FLORIST
by Merrick, Amy, author.
745.92 MER
"A one-of-a-kind journey into the mind of the beloved floral designer, Amy Merrick celebrates the beauty and possibilities of nature and how to use it to create elegant, ephemeral arrangements. We learn how to send flowers like a florist, and how to arrange them like a farm girl. We discover the poignancy in humble wildflowers, and also celebrate the luxury of fragrant, blousy blooms. Collected here is an anthology of floral inspiration, a love letter to nature by an exceptional, accidental florist." -- From pubisher.
AMERICA
"In 1854, traveling was full of danger. Omnibus accidents were commonplace. Pedestrians were regularly attacked by the Five Points' gangs. Rival police forces watched and argued over who should help. Pickpockets, drunks and kidnappers were all part of the daily street scene in old New York. Yet somehow, they endured and transformed a trading post into the Empire City. None of this was on Elizabeth Jennings's mind as she climbed the platform onto the Chatham Street horsecar. But her destination and that of the country took a sudden turn when the conductor told her to wait for the next car because it had "her people" in it. When she refused to step off the bus, she was assaulted by the conductor who was aided by a NY police officer. On February 22, 1855, Elizabeth Jennings v. Third Avenue Rail Road case was settled. Seeking $500 in damages, the jury stunned the courtroom with a $250 verdict in Lizzie's favor. Future US president Chester A. Arthur was Jennings' attorney and their lives would be forever onward intertwined. This is the story of what happened that day. It's also the story of Jennings' and Arthur's families, the struggle for equality, and race relations. It's the history of America at its most despicable and most exhilarating. Yet few historians know of Elizabeth Jennings or the impact she had on desegregating public transit.
DENALI : A MAN, A DOG, AND THE FRIENDSHIP OF A LIFETIME
"Denali is the story of the friendship between the author, Ben Moon, and his dog, Denali, as they traveled the American west, and of how Denali supported the author as he battled cancer, and how the author dealt with the cancer illness and death of his dog"-- Provided by publisher.
A HOUSE IN THE MOUNTAINS : THE WOMEN WHO LIBERATED ITALY FROM FASCISM
by Moorehead, Caroline, author.
940.5345 MOO
"In the late summer of 1943, when Italy broke with the Germans and joined the Allies after suffering catastrophic military losses, an Italian Resistance was born. Four young Piedmontese women—Ada, Frida, Silvia and Bianca—living secretly in the mountains surrounding Turin, risked their lives to overthrow Italy’s authoritarian government. They were among the thousands of Italians who joined the Partisan effort to help the Allies liberate their country from the German invaders and their Fascist collaborators. What made this partisan war all the more extraordinary was the number of women—like this brave quartet—who swelled its ranks ... Drawing on a rich cache of previously untranslated sources, prize-winning historian Caroline Moorehead illuminates the experiences of Ada, Frida, Silvia, and Bianca to tell the little-known story of the women of the Italian partisan movement fighting for freedom against fascism in all its forms, while Europe collapsed in smoldering ruins around them"-- Publisher's description.
SMART PLANTS : POWER FOODS & NATURAL NOOTROPICS FOR OPTIMIZED THINKING, FOCUS & MEMORY : INCLUDES 65 RECIPES
"Smart Plants offers a practical strategy for optimizing brain health through plant-based foods containing a unique array of nutrients and natural compounds-including nootropics, cognition-enhancing substances that can improve memory, learning, and problem solving. Bestselling author Julie Morris shares 65 easy, inviting recipes that are unbelievably delicious. Feed your brain with such palate-pleasing dishes as Berry-Almond Amaranth Porridge, Fig & Hazelnut Wild Rice Salad, Garlicky Butter Bean Soup with Kale, and Matcha Custard with Wild Berries"-- Provided by publisher.
FROLIC AND DETOUR
by Muldoon, Paul, author.
821.914 MUL
Although Frolic and Detour is Paul Muldoon's thirteenth book, it has all the passion and provocation we more often associate with a first collection. Ranging as it does from poems that take as their subject matter the Native American leaders Joseph Brant and Mangas Coloradas, through the Great War, the Irish Rising, hunting with eagles, the house wren, all the way to the day-to-day assault of twenty-first-century America, Frolic and Detour reminds us that the sidelong glance is the sweetest, the tangential approach the most telling. It also confirms Dwight Garner's assessment of Selected Poems 1968-2014 in the New York Times: 'a compact, powerful book, filled with catharses you didn't know you needed'.
FAMILY FIT PLAN : A 30-DAY WELLNESS TRANSFORMATION
by Muth, Natalie Digate, author.
HEALTH 613.7 MUT
"This dynamic plan will help the whole family kick-start their health and wellness and set the stage for long-term, lasting improvements in nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress, and screen use habits. Dr. Natalie Digate Muth walks families through this thirty-day transformation that establishes a baseline and goals, creates routines and healthy habits, and provides strategies for overcoming frustration and recognizing obstacles. At the end of thirty days, parents and children will have laid the ground work to continue a lifetime of healthy habits. The plan also includes family-friendly recipes, health and fitness experiments for the kids, and additional wellness tools." -- back cover.
YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL, JUST NOT AT THE SAME DAMN TIME
by Neustadt, Romi, author.
305.4 NEU
"Bestselling author, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, and life and business coach Romi Neustadt has a message for women: You CAN have it all--just not at the same damn time. Romi Neustadt is a mom of two, a wife, a daughter, bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and coach. What's more, she's achieved these things without a staff of 10, the ability to sleep two hours a night or driving herself batsh*t crazy. She's figured out the key to having it all: Priorities, babe. In her second book, Romi provides a no-BS blueprint for women to figure out what to focus on and what not to. She explains why saying YES to everything and everyone really means saying NO to the things that matter -- to your goals, your dreams, and your true self. The key to achieving your wildest dreams isn't to downsize them. It's to embrace them more fully, and discard everything that isn't serving them. Written in the same down-to-earth, accessible style that made her first book, Get Over Your Damn Self, a beloved bestseller, this book is for every woman who wants to live a fulfilled, authentic life without feeling stressed and exhausted. Romi is living proof that it's possible, and you will be too"-- Provided by publisher.
ANIMALKIND : REMARKABLE DISCOVERIES ABOUT ANIMALS AND REVOLUTIONARY NEW WAYS TO SHOW THEM COMPASSION
"From the co-founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, and bestselling author Gene Stone comes Animalkind, a book that offers both a tour of the wonderful world of animals and a guide to simple ways in which we can reduce the harm we cause them in our everyday lives"-- Provided by publisher.
NORMAL : A MOTHER AND HER BEAUTIFUL SON
by Newman, Magdalena M., author.
B NEWMAN
"A moving memoir from the mother of a child with Treacher Collins Syndrome, with a foreword by R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder"-- Provided by publisher.
THE IMPOSSIBLE FIRST : FROM FIRE TO ICE--CROSSING ANTARCTICA ALONE
Colin O'Brady's awe-inspiring memoir spans his triumphant recovery from a tragic accident to his gripping 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica. Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support and completely human powered. Yet, Colin O'Brady was determined to do just that, even if, ten years earlier, there was doubt that he'd ever walk again normally. From the depths of a tragic accident, he fought his way back. In a quest to unlock his potential and discover what was possible, he went on to set three mountaineering world records before turning to this historic Antarctic challenge. O'Brady's pursuit of a goal that had eluded many others was made even more intense by a head-to-head battle that emerged with British polar explorer Captain Louis Rudd--also striving to be "the first." Enduring Antarctica's sub-zero temperatures and pulling a sled that initially weighed 375 pounds--in complete isolation and through a succession of whiteouts, storms, and a series of near disasters--O'Brady persevered. Alone with his thoughts for nearly two months in the vastness of the frozen continent--gripped by fear and doubt--he reflected on his past, seeking courage and inspiration in the relationships and experiences that had shaped his life. Honest, deeply moving, filled with moments of vulnerability--and set against the backdrop of some of the most extreme environments on earth, from Mt. Everest to Antarctica--The Impossible First reveals how anyone can reject limits, overcome immense obstacles, and discover what matters most.
BROKEN PLACES & OUTER SPACES : FINDING CREATIVITY IN THE UNEXPECTED
"Nnedi Okorafor was never supposed to be paralyzed. A college track star and budding entomologist, Nnedi's lifelong battle with scoliosis was just a bump in her plan--something a simple operation would easily correct. But when Nnedi wakes from the surgery to find she can't move her legs, her entire sense of self begins to waver. Confined to a hospital bed for months, unusual things begin to happen. Psychedelic bugs crawl her hospital walls strange dreams visit her nightly. Nnedi begins to put these experiences into writing, conjuring up strange, fantastical stories. What Nnedi discovers during her confinement would prove to be the key to her life as a successful science fiction author: In science fiction, when something breaks, something greater often emerges from the cracks. In Broken Places & Outer Spaces, Nnedi takes the reader on a journey from her hospital bed deep into her memories, from her painful first experiences with racism as a child in Chicago to her powerful visits to her parents' hometown in Nigeria. From Frida Kahlo to Mary Shelly, she examines great artists and writers who have pushed through their limitations, using hardship to fuel their work. Through these compelling stories and her own, Nnedi reveals a universal truth: What we perceive as limitations have the potential to become our greatest strengths--far greater than when we were unbroken. A guidebook for anyone eager to understand how their limitations might actually be used as a creative springboard, Broken Places & Outer Spaces is an inspiring look at how to open up new windows in your mind."-- Amazon.
ULTIMATE VEG : [EASY & DELICIOUS MEALS FOR EVERYONE]
by Oliver, Jamie, 1975-, author.
641.5636 OLI
"From simple suppers and family favorites, to weekend dishes for sharing with friends, this book is packed full of phenomenal food--pure and simple. Whether it's embracing a meat-free day or two each week, living a vegetarian lifestyle, or just wanting to try some brilliant new flavor combinations, this book ticks all the boxes. Super-tasty, brilliantly simple, but inventive veg dishes include: AMAZING VEGGIE CHILI, comforting black rice, zingy crunchy salsa and chili-rippled yogurt -- GREENS MAC 'N' CHEESE with leek, broccoli & spinach and a toasted almond topping -- VEGGIE PAD THAI, crispy fried eggs, special tamarind & tofu sauce and peanut sprinkle -- SUPER SPINACH PANCAKES with avocado, tomato and cottage cheese -- SUMMER TAGLIATELLE, basil & almond pesto, broken potatoes and delicate green veg. With chapters on Soups & Sandwiches, Brunch, Pies & Bakes, Curries & Stews, Salads, Burgers & Fritters, Pasta, Rice & Noodles, and Traybakes there's something tasty for every occasion. Sharing simple tips and tricks that will excite the taste buds, this book will give you the confidence to up your vegetable intake and widen your recipe repertoire, safe in the knowledge that it'll taste utterly delicious. It will also leave you feeling full, satisfied and happy--and not missing meat from your plate." -- Goodreads.com
BUDDHISM : AN INTRODUCTION TO THE BUDDHA
"Writing in an engaging, approachable style, author Joan Duncan Oliver outlines the fundamentals of Buddhism for every reader, revealing its timeless truths and their relevance for finding peace in uncertain times. A practitioner of Buddhist meditation for forty years, Oliver has written extensively on Buddhist wisdom and its application to daily life. Her practical approach makes Buddhism an essential modern guidebook to an ancient tradition." -- Provided by publisher.
BOYS & SEX : YOUNG MEN ON HOOKUPS, LOVE, PORN, CONSENT, AND NAVIGATING THE NEW MASCULINITY
Today's young men are steeped in the distorted media images and binary stereotypes of female sexiness and toxic masculinity which shape how they navigate sexual and emotional relationships. Drawing on comprehensive interviews with young men, psychologists, academics, and experts in the field, Orenstein takes an unprecedented look at the myriad factors that are shaping boys' ideas of sex, girls, and masculinity including: locker room talk how the word "hilarious" robs boys of empathy pornography as the new sex education hookup culture and consent Bro culture and #metoo excessive drinking and frat parties boys' experience as victims and perpetrators of sexual violence. By exploring the complexity of young men's attitudes, beliefs, and experiences, Orenstein unravels the hidden truths, hard lessons, and important realities of boys' sex lives today.
CONSIDER THIS : MOMENTS IN MY WRITING LIFE AFTER WHICH EVERYTHING WAS DIFFERENT
"In this spellbinding blend of memoir and insight, bestselling author Chuck Palahniuk shares stories and generous advice on what makes writing powerful and what makes for powerful writing. With advice grounded in years of careful study and a keenly observed life, Palahniuk combines practical advice and concrete examples from beloved classics, his own books, and a "kitchen-table MFA" culled from an evolving circle of beloved authors and artists, with anecdotes, postcards from the road, and much more. Clear-eyed, sensitive, illuminating, and knowledgeable, Consider This is Palahniuk's love letter to stories and storytellers, booksellers and books themselves"-- Provided by publisher.
ARCHAEOLOGY FROM SPACE : HOW THE FUTURE SHAPES OUR PAST
by Parcak, Sarah H., author.
930.1 PAR
"A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than she bargained for when new technologies developed for use in space allow an anthropologist a new perspective on earth's ancient histories and new ways of coping with those"-- Provided by publisher.
A GAME OF BIRDS AND WOLVES : THE INGENIOUS YOUNG WOMEN WHOSE SECRET BOARD GAME HELPED WIN WORLD WAR II
"The triumphant true story of the young women who helped to devise the winning strategy that defeated Nazi U-boats and delivered a decisive victory in the Battle of the Atlantic." -- From book jacket.
YALE NEEDS WOMEN : HOW THE FIRST GROUP OF GIRLS REWROTE THE RULES OF AN IVY LEAGUE GIANT
"Yale University, along with the rest of the Ivy League, kept its gates closed to women until the class of 1969. The reason for letting them in? As an incentive for men to attend. Yale Needs Women is the story of why the most elite schools in the nation refused women for so long, and what the first women to enter those halls faced when they stepped onto campus"-- Provided by publisher.
CAT TALE : THE WILD, WEIRD BATTLE TO SAVE THE FLORIDA PANTHER
by Pittman, Craig, author.
599.7524 PIT
"It wasn't so long ago when a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle--the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. And no one has told the whole story--until now. With novelistic detail and an eye for the absurd, Craig Pittman recounts the extraordinary story of the people who brought the panther back from the brink of extinction, the ones who nearly pushed the species over the edge, and the cats that were caught in the middle"-- Publisher's description.
MACOS CATALINA : THE MISSING MANUAL
by Pogue, David, 1963- author.
005.446 POG
"Apple gives macOS new features and improvements right on your desktop and under the hood with Catalina, aka OS X 10.15. With this updated guide, you'll learn how to use your iPad as a second screen, work with iPad apps on your Mac, and use Screen Time on your Mac. This new edition of the #1 bestselling Mac book shows you how to use the revamped apps for Music, Podcasts, and TV. Loaded with illustrations, step-by-step instructions, tips, and tricks, this book from David Pogue -- Missing Manual series creator, New York Times columnist, and Emmy-winning tech correspondent for CNBC, CBS, and NPR -- covers everything Catalina has to offer with lots of humor and technical insight."--Provded by publisher.
CANYON DREAMS : A BASKETBALL SEASON ON THE NAVAJO NATION
by Powell, Michael, author.
796.323 POW
The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations.--
HOW TO MAKE YOUR MONEY LAST : THE INDISPENSABLE RETIREMENT GUIDE
by Quinn, Jane Bryant, author.
332.024 QUI
"Will you run out of money in your older age? That's the biggest worry for people newly retired or planning to retire. Fortunately, you don't have to plan in the dark. Jane Bryant Quinn tells you how to squeeze a higher income from all your assets--including your social security account (get every dollar you're entitled to), a pension (discover whether a lump sum or a lifetime monthly income will pay you more), your home equity (sell, rent, or take a reverse mortgage?), savings (how to use them safely to raise your monthly income), retirement accounts (invest the money for growth in ways that let you sleep at night), and--critically--how much of your savings you can afford to spend every year without running out. There are easy ways to figure all this out. Who knew? Quinn also shows you how to evaluate your real risks. If you stick with super-safe investment choices, your money might not last and your lifestyle might erode. The same might be true if you rely on traditional income investments. Quinn rethinks the meaning of "income investing," by combining reliable cash flow during the early years of your retirement with low-risk growth investments, to provide extra money for your later years. Odds are, you'll live longer than you might imagine, meaning that your savings will stretch for many more years than you might have planned for. With the help of this book, you can turn those retirement funds into a "homemade" paycheck that will last for life."--Amazon.
WATERCOLOR BASICS : LEARN TO SOLVE THE MOST COMMON PAINTING PROBLEMS
by Reid, Charles, 1937- author.
751.422 REI
In this book, painter Charles Reid shares his best advice, from the fundamentals of selecting paper and arranging your palette, to composing your figure paintings and capturing the spirit of location. This book will help you identify shortcomings in your paints, fix recurring problems and become a better watercolorist -- no matter what your skill level. -- adapted from back cover.
THE CALLING : 3 FUNDAMENTAL SHIFTS TO STAY TRUE, GET PAID, AND SO GOOD
"A game-changing book offering a six-step approach on how to find and follow your true calling and redefine success from entrepreneur and soul coach Rha Goddess. Every single one of us has a calling. For most people, it is the thing you have to force yourself not to do. When you ignore it, it is the thing that weighs on you and consumes your conscience until you give it its due. It is the thing that both terrifies you and brings you the most joy. Already living yours? Great! How do you make the most of it? Have a sneaking suspicion your best is yet to come? The Calling will provide readers with a road map, in six steps, on how to do good, stay true and get paid, like: Step 1: Recognizing, it always begins with awareness. If you can't see it then you can't do anything about it. Step 2: Accepting, embracing, and taking responsibility for yourself, your life, and the things that want or need to be changed. Step 3: Forgiving yourself and others. And more. The Calling will teach readers how to find their calling and redefine success not as a scarce commodity, but as a hidden quality waiting to be unlocked as soon as we learn to live in alignment with our true selves. The Calling will be the resource that people have been asking Rha to write for years, and there has never been a better time for her to share her proven six step method"-- Provided by publisher.
RACHEL MADDOW
by Rogak, Lisa, 1962- author.
B MADDOW
"The first biography of the most popular anchor in cable news. Rachel Maddow has beaten the odds in a way that's novel in today's America: she uses her brain. In a world of banal and opinionated soundbites, she regularly crushes Sean Hannity's ratings thanks to her deeply researched reports. And in our highly polarized world, Maddow amiably engages the staunchest conservatives, while never hesitating to expose their light-on-facts defenses. As a result, she's become the top anchor for MSNBC and a beloved representative for all that progressive America holds dear. The news that Maddow was the first publicly-out lesbian to anchor a prime-time TV news show seemed almost anticlimactic to her millions of viewers, who will be surprised and intrigued by little-known details of her life, as written by New York Times bestselling biographer Lisa Rogak. Growing up in a conservative California town - and viewing herself as a perennial outsider - helped spark an early interest in activism. After attending Stanford and Oxford, she opted for a minimum-wage job as a radio DJ in a tiny Massachusetts market while finishing her Ph.D. She planned to pursue a career as an activist, but 9/11 changed all that, so she returned to local radio where she could help listeners by 'explaining stuff.' A stint at Air America raised her national profile, which led to her groundbreaking MSNBC show where she dissects the news of the day with an approach found nowhere else on TV"-- Provided by publisher.
THE ART OF RESISTANCE : MY FOUR YEARS IN THE FRENCH UNDERGROUND : A MEMOIR
by Rosenberg, Justus, 1921- author.
B ROSENBERG
"In this World War II memoir set in Nazi-occupied France—a story of bravery, daring, adventure, survival and romance—a former Eastern European Jew remembers his flight from the Holocaust and his extraordinary four years in the French underground.: -- Provided by publisher.
THE AMERICAN STORY : CONVERSATIONS WITH MASTER HISTORIANS
by Rubenstein, David M., author.
973.09 RUB
Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively dialogues, the biggest names in American history explore the subjects they've come to so intimately know and understand: David McCullough on John Adams, Jon Meacham on Thomas Jefferson, Ron Chernow on Alexander Hamilton, Walter Isaacson on Benjamin Franklin, Doris Kearns Goodwin on Abraham Lincoln, A. Scott Berg on Charles Lindbergh, Taylor Branch on Martin Luther King, Robert Caro on Lyndon B. Johnson, Bob Woodward on Richard Nixon, and many others, including a special conversation with Chief Justice John Roberts. Through his popular program The David Rubenstein Show, David Rubenstein has established himself as one of our most thoughtful interviewers. Now, in The American Story, David captures the brilliance of our most esteemed historians, as well as the souls of their subjects. The book features introductions by Rubenstein as well a foreword by Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first African American to lead our national library. Richly illustrated with archival images from the Library of Congress, the book is destined to become a classic for serious readers of American history. Through these captivating exchanges, these bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors offer fresh insight on pivotal moments from the Founding Era to the late 20th century.
SHE, HE, THEY, ME : FOR THE SISTERS, MISTERS, AND BINARY RESISTERS
If you've ever questioned the logic of basing an entire identity around what you have between your legs, it's time to embark on a daring escape outside of the binary box... Open your eyes to what it means to be a boy or a girl ― and above and beyond! Within these pages, you get to choose which path to forge. Explore over one hundred different scenarios that embrace nearly every definition across the world, over history, and in the ever-widening realms of our imagination! What if your journey leads you into a world with several genders, or simply one? Do you live in a matriarchal society, or as a sworn virgin in the Balkans? How does gender (or the lack thereof) change the way we approach sex and love, life or death? Jump headfirst into this refreshingly creative exploration of the ways gender colors every shade and shape of our world. Above all, it's more important than ever for us to celebrate the fact that there are infinite gender paths ― and each of them is beautiful.
BAD DATA : WHY WE MEASURE THE WRONG THINGS AND OFTEN MISS THE METRICS THAT MATTER
Big data is often touted as the key to understanding almost every aspect of contemporary life. This critique of "information hubris" shows that even more important than data is finding the right metrics to evaluate it. The author, an expert in environmental design and city planning, examines the many ways in which we measure ourselves and our world. He dissects the metrics we apply to health, worker productivity, our children's education, the quality of our environment, the effectiveness of leaders, the dynamics of the economy, and the overall well-being of the planet. Among the areas where the wrong metrics have led to poor outcomes, he cites the fee-for-service model of health care, corporate cultures that emphasize time spent on the job while overlooking key productivity measures, overreliance on standardized testing in education to the detriment of authentic learning, and a blinkered focus on carbon emissions, which underestimates the impact of industrial damage to our natural world. He also examines various communities and systems that have achieved better outcomes by adjusting the ways in which they measure data. The best results are attained by those that have learned not only what to measure and how to measure it, but what it all means. By highlighting the pitfalls inherent in data analysis, this illuminating book reminds us that not everything that can be counted really counts.
FANOCRACY : TURNING FANS INTO CUSTOMERS AND CUSTOMERS INTO FANS
by Scott, David Meerman, author.
658.812 MEE
"Fandom isn't just for actors, athletes, musicians, and authors anymore. It can be rocket fuel for any business or nonprofit that chooses to focus on inspiring and nurturing true fans. The most powerful marketing force in the world isn't social media, email blasts, search ads, or even those 15 second commercials before a YouTube video. It's fandom. David Meerman Scott and his daughter Reiko are very different - one is a baby boomer business strategist, the other a millennial medical student. But both noticed that the kind of enthusiasm they once reserved for pleasures like the Grateful Dead (David) and Harry Potter (Reiko) now extends to all sorts of companies and organizations. So they teamed up to explore a big question: Why do some brands, even in supposedly boring categories like car insurance and enterprise software, attract not just customers but raving fans? The key is creating what they call a "fanocracy" - an organization that puts the needs and wishes of fans ahead of every other priority. It can be scary, at first, to focus on intangibles like community, generosity, and fun, rather than squeezing every penny from each interaction. But those who apply the strategies in Fanocracy are more likely to dominate their categories. And beyond the financial benefits, fanocracies spread more joy and inspiration to the world at large"-- Provided by publisher.
BOTANICAL BAKING : CONTEMPORARY BAKING AND CAKE DECORATING WITH EDIBLE FLOWERS AND HERBS
"Learn how to perfect the prettiest trend in cake decorating – using edible flowers and herbs to decorate your cakes and bakes – with this impossibly beautiful guide from celebrity baker Juliet Sear. Learn what flowers are edible and great for flavour, how to use, preserve, store and apply them including pressing, drying and crystallising flowers and petals. Then follow Juliet step-by-step as she creates around 20 beautiful botanical cakes that showcase edible flowers and herbs, including more top trends such as a confetti cake, a wreath cake, a gin and tonic cake, floral chocolate bark, a naked cake, a jelly cake, a letter cake and more." -- Provided by publisher.
THE FOUNDING FORTUNES : HOW THE WEALTHY PAID FOR AND PROFITED FROM AMERICA
"In The Founding Fortunes, historian Tom Shachtman offers an in-depth look at a time when money became as vital as guns in securing victory on the Revolutionary War's battlefields, and how some of America's wealthiest men risked their fortunes to aid the new country even as they reaped benefits from its independence. While history teaches that successful revolutions depend on participation by the common man, the establishment of a stable and independent United States first required wealthy colonials uniting to disrupt the very system that had enriched them, and then funding a very long war. While some fortunes were made during the war at the expense of the poor, many of the wealthy embraced the goal of obtaining for their poorer countrymen an unprecedented equality of opportunity, along with independence. Tom Shachtman tells this story through tracing the lives of a dozen men who made and lost fortunes, and deeply affected the finances of the new country. In addition to nuanced views of the well-known wealthy such as Robert Morris and John Hancock, and of the less wealthy but influential Alexander Hamilton, The Founding Fortunes offers insight into the contributions of those often overlooked by popular history: Henry Laurens, the plantation owner who replaced Hancock as President of Congress pioneering businessmen William Bingham, Jeremiah Wadsworth, and Stephen Girard privateer magnate Elias Hasket Derby and Hamilton's successors at Treasury, Oliver Wolcott, Jr. and Albert Gallatin. Revelatory and insightful, The Founding Fortunes provides a riveting history of economic patriotism that still resonates today"-- Provided by publisher.
BEAUTIFUL BEADWORK FROM NATURE : 16 STUNNING JEWELRY PROJECTS INSPIRED BY THE NATURAL WORLD
"16 gorgeous beaded jewelry projects for intermediate-to-advanced beaders, featuring one-of-a-kind, nature-inspired designs. Drawing from the shapes, colors, and beauty of the natural world, award-winning jewelry designer Melissa Shippee has fashioned a breathtaking collection of wearable art. From delicate earrings made of graceful beaded flowers to a showstopping crystal fringe necklace inspired by ancient stalactites, each striking project uses popular materials such as seed beads, crystals, and Czech glass beads. Along with illustrated step-by-step instructions, a basics section provides a refresher on essential beadweaving techniques. A gallery of works from top artists offers additional inspiration." -- Description provided by publisher.
THE POWER OF SHOWING UP : HOW PARENTAL PRESENCE SHAPES WHO OUR KIDS BECOME AND HOW THEIR BRAINS GET WIRED
"Every child needs to feel what Siegel and Bryson call the Four S's: Safe: We can't always insulate a child from injury or hurt feelings. But when we give a child a sense of safe harbor, she will be able to take the needed risks for growth and change. Seen: Truly seeing a child means we pay attention to his emotions--both the positive and the negative--and strive to attune to what's happening in his mind beneath his behavior. Soothed: Soothing isn't about providing a life of ease, but instead teaching your child how to cope when life gets hard, and showing him that you'll be there with him along the way. Secure: When you reliably provide safety, focus on seeing her, and soothe her in times of need, she will trust in a feeling of secure attachment. And thrive! Based on the latest brain and attachment research, The Power of Showing Up shares stories, scripts, simple strategies, illustrations and tips for honoring the Four S's effectively in all kinds of situations..."-- Provided by publisher.
SKETCHBOOK FOR THE ARTIST : AN INSPIRATIONAL GUIDE TO DRAWING THE WORLD AROUND YOU
In Sketch Book for the Artist, acclaimed artist and teacher Sarah Simblet teaches you how to draw by combining practical lessons with examples of both her own work and some of the world's greatest drawings. She introduces all the key drawing materials, then shows you how to master the basic elements of drawing in a series of step-by-step drawing classes, covering topics ranging from simple mark-making to establishing form, creating tone, and conveying perspective. You will learn how to explore a wide variety of subjects, from still life, plants, and animals to portraits, the human body, landscapes, and buildings, all of which are introduced with outstanding drawings by famous artists.
CRIME IN PROGRESS : INSIDE THE STEELE DOSSIER AND THE FUSION GPS INVESTIGATION OF DONALD TRUMP
"The never-before-told inside story of the high-stakes, four-year-long investigation into Donald Trump's Russia ties--culminating in the Steele dossier, and sparking the Mueller report--from the founders of political opposition research company Fusion GPS"-- From publisher's website.
EAT LIKE A FISH : MY ADVENTURES AS A FISHERMAN TURNED RESTORATIVE OCEAN FARMER
Part memoir, part manifesto, in Eat Like a Fish Bren Smith, a former commercial fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer, shares a bold new vision for the future of food: seaweed. Through tales that span from his childhood in Newfoundland to his early years on the high seas aboard commercial fishing trawlers, from pioneering new forms of ocean farming to surfing the frontiers of the food movement, Smith introduces the world of sea-based agriculture, and advocates getting ocean vegetables onto American plates (there are thousands of edible varieties in the sea!). Here he shows how we can transform our food system while enjoying delicious, nutritious, locally grown food, and how restorative ocean farming has the potential to create millions of new jobs and protect our planet in the face of climate change, rising populations, and finite food resources. Also included are recipes from acclaimed chefs Brooks Headley and David Santos. Written with the humor and swagger of a fisherman telling a late-night tale, this is a monumental work of deeply personal food policy that will profoundly change the way we think about what we eat.
MONEY FOR THE REST OF US : 10 QUESTIONS TO MASTER SUCCESSFUL INVESTING
You manage your own money. You understand the basics of investing and diversifying your portfolio. Now it’s time to invest like a pro for greater profits—with investment expert David Stein, host of the popular weekly podcast, “Money for the Rest of Us.” Despite what many people believe, you don’t need to be an expert to be a successful investor. With Stein as your personal money mentor, you’ll learn how to make smarter, more informed decisions that can help reduce your risk and increase your gains by following a few simple rules for analyzing any investment. This is how the professionals grow their wealth and how you can, too. This is Money for the Rest of Us.
MARTHA STEWART
"How to organize everything, from America's most trusted lifestyle authority, with color photographs throughout and hundreds of ideas, projects, and tips"-- Provided by publisher.
THE CLUTTER REMEDY : A GUIDE TO GETTING ORGANIZED FOR THOSE WHO LOVE THEIR STUFF
"A former therapist turned professional organizer helps readers eliminate clutter in their homes and offices. Instead of merely encouraging readers to throw away their possessions, the author shows them how to make their personal spaces harmonious with their values, personalities, and lifestyles"-- Provided by publisher.
ONE-DAY DIY : MODERN FARMHOUSE FURNITURE : BEAUTIFUL HANDMADE TABLES, SEATING AND MORE THE FAST AND EASY WAY
"In their debut book, JP Strate and Liz Spillman, creators of the popular DIY YouTube channel The Rehab Life, bring over 20 new beginner-friendly furniture projects to your home. Their distinctive style pairs clean, contemporary designs with natural wood and warm stains to give your space that urban farmhouse look. There's no need for prior woodworking experience or a garage full of fancy tools. It's easy to dive right in, with minimal materials, foolproof instructions and gorgeous results. Each project is so quick to complete, you won't be able to stop until your entire home is transformed into a chic, cozy haven. In just 24 hours, you could be sitting at your very own handmade Hairpin Leg Dining Table, waking up to your Dreamy Headboard or selecting a bottle from your classy Napa Valley Wine Rack. Unlock a whole new world of home decor possibilities, free from high-end price tags and cookie-cutter furnishings, while discovering a woodworking skill you didn't know you had. You'll be showing off your timeless custom furniture for years to come!"--Amazon.com
SHE EXPLORES : STORIES OF LIFE-CHANGING ADVENTURES ON THE ROAD AND IN THE WILD
Chronicles the lives of women on unforgettable journeys, including a mother raising her children on the road, a firefighter discovering her true grit, and an Olympian training for the next Olympic Games.
THE ART OF WAR
by Sunzi, active 6th century B.C, author.
355.02 SUN
"For the first time in any modern language, a female scholar and translator reimagines The Art of War. Sun Tzu's ancient book of strategy and psychology has as much to tell us today as when it was first written 2,500 years ago. In a world forever at odds, his rules for anticipating the motivations and strategies of our competitors never cease to inspire leaders of all kinds. Michael Nylan, in her provocative introduction, sees new and unexpected lessons to be learned from The Art of War- in business ventures, relationships, games of skill, academic careers, and medical practices. Strategy, like conflict, is woven into society's very roots. Nylan's crisp translation "offers a masterly new evaluation of this classic work, which balances the overtly military content with a profound and thought- provoking analysis" (Oliva Milburn). Readers newly engaging with ancient Chinese culture will be inspired by Nylan's authoritative voice. She proves that Sun Tzu is more relevant than ever, helping us navigate the conflicts we know and those we have yet to endure"-- Provided by publisher.
OVERGROUND RAILROAD : THE GREEN BOOK AND THE ROOTS OF BLACK TRAVEL IN AMERICA
The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists. Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the "black travel guide to America." At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn't eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and 'Overground Railroad' celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. It shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America.
MURDER ON LEWIS ROAD : AND OTHER STORIES GROWING UP [IN] NORTHPORT
by Terry, John, 1957- author.
974.725 TER
NO ONE IS TOO SMALL TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
by Thunberg, Greta, 2003- author.
179.1 THU
"The groundbreaking speeches of Greta Thunberg, the young climate activist who has become the voice of a generation, including her historic address to the United Nations"-- Provided by publisher.
GROWING GOOD FOOD : A CITIZEN
"A handbook for growing a victory garden when the enemy is global warming … Written by regenerative farmer Acadia Tucker, Growing Good Food calls on us to take up regenerative gardening, also known as carbon farming, for the good of the planet. By building carbon-rich soil, even in a backyard-sized patch, we can capture greenhouse gases and mitigate climate change, all while growing nutritious food. To help us get started, and quickly, Tucker draft plans for gardeners who have no space, a little space, or a lot of space. She offers advice on how to prep soil, plant food, and raise the most popular fruits and vegetables using regenerative methods. She shares the gardening tools you need to get started, the top reasons gardens fail and how to fix them, and how to make carbon farming count when the only dirt you have is in pots. The book includes calls to action and insights from leaders in the regenerative movement, including David Montgomery, Gabe Brown, and Tim LaSalle. Aimed at beginners, the book is designed to inspire an uprising of citizen gardeners. Growing Good Food suggests what could happen if more of us saw gardening as a civic duty. By the end of it, you'll know how to grow some really good food and build a healthier world, too." -- Description provided by publisher.
KILL REPLY ALL
by Turk, Victoria, author.
395.5 TUR
"How do you reply to your colleague's weird email? What would Emily Post say about your Tinder profile? And just how do you know if you're mansplaining? In this irreverent journey through the murky world of digital etiquette, WIRED's Victoria Turk provides an indispensable guide to minding our manners in a brave new online world, and making peace with the platforms, apps, and devices we all love to hate. The digital revolution has put us all within a few clicks, taps and swipes of each other. But familiarity can breed contempt, and while we're more likely than ever to fall in love online, we're also more likely to fall headfirst into a raging fight with a stranger or into an unhealthy obsession with the phones in our pockets. If you've ever encountered the surreal, aggravating battlefields of digital life and wondered why we don't all just go analog, this is the book for you"-- Provided by publisher.
REAL ESTATE INVESTING FOR DUMMIES
by Tyson, Eric (Eric Kevin), author.
332.324 TYS
THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PUZZLE : A LIVING HISTORY FROM RECONSTRUCTION TO TODAY
A rich, multifaceted history of affirmative action from the Civil Rights Act of 1866 through todays tumultuous times.
TRANSCENDENCE : HOW HUMANS EVOLVED THROUGH FIRE, LANGUAGE, BEAUTY, AND TIME
What enabled us to go from simple stone tools to smartphones? How did bands of hunter-gatherers evolve into multinational empires? Readers of Sapiens will say a cognitive revolution -- a dramatic evolutionary change that altered our brains, turning primitive humans into modern ones -- caused a cultural explosion. In Transcendence, Gaia Vince argues instead that modern humans are the product of a nuanced coevolution of our genes, environment, and culture that goes back into deep time. She explains how, through four key elements -- fire, language, beauty, and time -- our species diverged from the evolutionary path of all other animals, unleashing a compounding process that launched us into the Space Age and beyond. Provocative and poetic, Transcendence shows how a primate took dominion over nature and turned itself into something marvelous.
MODERN COLORED PENCIL : A PLAYFUL AND CONTEMPORARY EXPLORATION OF COLORED PENCIL DRAWING
"Learn to use colored pencils and watercolor pencils to create vibrant, exciting works of art! Modern Colored Pencil delves into all the basic techniques and concepts required to create fresh, colorful works of colored pencil art. Talented artist Chelsea Ward takes you on a lively, easy-to-follow exploration of colored pencils in this book, which is packed with creative exercises and projects designed to show you how to work with the versatile, approachable colored pencil medium." -- Provided by publisher.
100 FLOWERS AND PLANTS : STEP-BY-STEP REALISTIC LINE DRAWING : A SOURCEBOOK FOR ASPIRING ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS
Following five pages of introductory text, Washburn devotes the book to sketches of flowers and flowering plants, vines, leaves and trees, as well as succulents, herbs, and grasses. The step-by-step sketches construct each plant, from bare stem to finished drawing. -- adapted from back cover.
THE COMPLETE BOOK OF FERNS : INDOORS -- OUTDOORS -- GROWING -- CRAFTING -- HISTORY & LORE
"The Complete Book of Ferns is filled with botanical information, indoor and outdoor growing and care information, details on propagation, display ideas, and even craft projects. This gorgeous book is authored by Mobee Weinstein, the Foreman of Gardeners at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx and a veteran guest on the Martha Stewart Living TV show and other media outlets. Houseplants in general are in ascendance, but no category is hotter than ferns. From the otherworldly Staghorns-mounted like antler trophies in homes throughout the world-to the classic Boston Ferns and newer varieties like Crispy Wave, ferns are definitely back in fashion. And to no one's surprise. After all, ferns are among the very oldest plants on the planet, with a long and storied history. There are tens of thousands of known varieties of ferns. In the Victorian Era, ferns created an absolute craze for more than 50 years. They re-emerged as integral home décor accessories in the '50s and '60s, and who didn't spend time in a "Fern Bar" back in the '80s? And they are back again. This comprehensive reference starts its examination of ferns 400 million years ago, when the first species of this group of spore-reproducing plants appeared on Earth, exploring their evolution and eventual incorporation into human culture, including the powers associated with them and their practical and ornamental uses. Then, after an exploration of fern botany-its parts, how it grows, its variability in size and form, habitats, propagation, etc.-you'll learn how to green you indoor and outdoor environments with ferns. Every aspect of fern care is covered: potting/planting, watering, fertilizing, pest and disease control, and more. With this knowledge absorbed, explore creative planting projects, like terrariums, vertical gardens (living walls), mixed tabletop gardens, and moss baskets. To make your survey of ferns complete, create pressed fern art, fabric wall hangings with chlorophyll-stained designs, cyanotypes, and hand-made fern-decorated paper.
QUIT LIKE A WOMAN : THE RADICAL CHOICE TO NOT DRINK IN A CULTURE OBSESSED WITH ALCOHOL
"For years, Holly Whitaker wore her workaholic-party-girl persona as a badge of honor, while privately feeling increasingly miserable. She believed that if she could just eat cleaner, save more money, and be more perfect, her life would finally snap into place. Yet all of her attempts to fix herself just added up to more chaos and the chaos added up to more pain and so she added more wine. When she finally had enough and started looking around for help, she was shocked to find that the only systems in place to support her quitting drinking were archaic, patriarchal, and ineffective for the unique needs of women. The Alcoholics Anonymous model focused on strict anonymity, making the ego the enemy, and surrendering power, voice, and agency to a male concept of God. But Holly instinctively knew that what she needed was a deeper understanding of her own identity, the courage to take control of her own life, and to be embraced by a supportive and vocal community. What's more, she could not ignore the ways that alcohol companies were targeting women, just as the tobacco industry had successfully done generations before. Holly became resolute--not only did she have to find her way out of her own addiction, she felt a calling to create something bigger, so that women anywhere on the drinking continuum might find their way as well. The result is her company, Tempest, which provides the education to address the root cause of addiction, the tools to break the cycle of addiction, and the community necessary to build a life free from alcohol. Written in a unique voice that is relatable, honest, and witty, Quit Like a Woman is a groundbreaking look at the insidious role alcohol plays in our lives. Holly offers up a clear-eyed recovery model that banishes the punitive approach to quitting espoused by male-centric programs like AA and provides a positive alternative to living our best lives without the crutch of intoxication. Holly details what makes us sick, keeps us out of our power, and what is possible when we remove alcoho
UNCANNY VALLEY : A MEMOIR
by Wiener, Anna, 1987- author.
B WIENER
"The story of Anna Wiener's time spent working in Silicon Valley as the tech industry went through monumental changes"-- Provided by publisher.
RUNNING AGAINST THE DEVIL : A PLOT TO SAVE AMERICA FROM TRUMP-- AND DEMOCRATS FROM THEMSELVES
The veteran Republican strategist and best-selling author of Everything Trump Touches Dies outlines the mistakes made by both parties during throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, identifying the challenges that must be overcome to prevent Trump’s reelection.
STAR WARS REBEL STARFIGHTER : OWNERS
The Rebel Starfighters Owners' Workshop Manual presents a thorough history of the starfighters that served the Rebel Alliance and the Resistance. The history includes design origins, production, and modifications for each Rebel starfighter, and is fully illustrated with numerous photographs, schematics, exploded diagrams, and computer-generated artwork by Star Wars 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 Rebel starfighters available, and is fully authorized and approved by Lucasfilm.
BETWEEN TWO FIRES : TRUTH, AMBITION, AND COMPROMISE IN PUTIN
"From a leading journalist in Moscow and a correspondent for The New Yorker, a groundbreaking portrait of modern Russia and the inner struggles of the people who sustain Vladimir Putin's rule"-- Provided by publisher.
THE MATH OF LIFE & DEATH : 7 MATHEMATICAL PRINCIPLES THAT SHAPE OUR LIVES
"We are all doing math all the time, from the way we communicate with each other to the way we travel, from how we work to how we relax. Many of us are aware of this. But few of us really appreciate the full power of math - the extent to which its influence is not only in every office and every home, but also in every courtroom and hospital ward. In this eye-opening and extraordinary book, Kit Yates explores the true stories of life-changing events in which the application - or misapplication - of mathematics has played a critical role: patients crippled by faulty genes and entrepreneurs bankrupted by faulty algorithms innocent victims of miscarriages of justice and the unwitting victims of software glitches. We follow stories of investors who have lost fortunes and parents who have lost children, all because of mathematical misunderstandings. Along the way, Yates arms us with simple mathematical rules and tools that can help us make better decisions in our increasingly quantitative society"-- Provided by publisher.
ZAGAT NEW YORK CITY RESTAURANTS
by Zagat Survey (Firm)
647.9574 ZAG
VEGETABLES LOVE FLOWERS : COMPANION PLANTING FOR BEAUTY AND BOUNTY
A guide to pairing vegetables and flowers to create a bountiful garden includes tips, timetables, and planting schedules for companion planting.

 

 

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