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Never a dull moment - 1971-- the year that rock exploded by Hepworth, David, 1950- author.

Never a dull moment - 1971-- the year that rock exploded

"David Hepworth, an ardent music fan and well regarded critic, was twenty-one in '71, the same age as many of the legendary artists who arrived on the scene. Taking us on a tour of the major moments, the events and songs of this remarkable year, he shows how musicians came together to form the perfect storm of rock and roll greatness, starting a musical era that would last longer than anyone predicted. Those who joined bands to escape things that lasted found themselves in a new age, its colossa

Jun 28, 2016
Painless Italian by Danesi, Marcel, 1946-

Painless Italian

Jun 28, 2016
The shark and the albatross - a wildlife filmmaker reveals why nature matters to us all by Aitchison, John (Cinematographer), author.

The shark and the albatross - a wildlife filmmaker reveals why nature matters to us all

For twenty years John Aitchison has been traveling the world to film wildlife for a variety of international TV shows, taking him to far-away places on every continent. Aitchison reveals what happens behind the scenes and beyond the camera. He explains the practicalities and challenges of the filming process, and the problems of survival in perilous places. He records touching moments and dramatic incidents, some ending in success, others desperately sad. There are times when a hunted animal tri

Jun 28, 2016
Introduction to world Christian history by Cooper, Derek, 1978- author.

Introduction to world Christian history

Jun 28, 2016
Grace period - my ordination to the ordinary by Popham, Melinda Worth, author.

Grace period - my ordination to the ordinary

"Author Melinda Worth Popham left home for Yale Divinity School at age fifty-six after a barrage of painful life events--above all, the nightmare of her teenage daughter's life-threatening depression. These events brought her to her knees, and a monastic method of meditation became her mainstay as well as her portal to the holy. This memoir, Grace Period, tells the story of one mother's experience of a daughter's intractable illness and the discovery that pain is the Miracle Gro of spiritual gro

Jun 28, 2016
Finding the flavors we lost - from bread to bourbon, how artisans reclaimed American food by Kuh, Patric, 1964- author.

Finding the flavors we lost - from bread to bourbon, how artisans reclaimed American food

"An award-winning restaurant critic for Los Angeles Magazine and a former restaurant cook profiles the major figures in the so-called artisanal food movement who brought exceptional taste back to food and inspired chefs and restaurateurs to redefine and rethink the way we eat,"--NoveList.

Jun 28, 2016
Eve of a hundred midnights - the star-crossed love story of two WWII correspondents and their epic escape across the Pacific by Lascher, Bill, author.

Eve of a hundred midnights - the star-crossed love story of two WWII correspondents and their epic escape across the Pacific

On New Year’s Eve, 1941, just three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese were bombing the Philippine capital of Manila, where journalists Mel and Annalee Jacoby had married just a month earlier. The couple had worked in China as members of a tight community of foreign correspondents with close ties to Chinese leaders; if captured by invading Japanese troops, they were certain to be executed. Racing to the docks just before midnight, they barely escaped on a freighter&#x201

Jun 28, 2016
Rubber band engineer - build slingshot-powered rockets, rubber band rifles, unconventional catapults, and more guerilla gadgets from household hardware by Akiyama, Lance, author.

Rubber band engineer - build slingshot-powered rockets, rubber band rifles, unconventional catapults, and more guerilla gadgets from household hardware

Offers instructions for twenty-five different gadgets, including a crossbow, pneumatic magic box, and slingshot rocket.

Jun 28, 2016
The power paradox - how we gain and lose influence by Keltner, Dacher, author.

The power paradox - how we gain and lose influence

An examination of the nature of power argues that empathy and giving are the ultimate sources of lasting power, discussing how people often misunderstand how they achieved power and end up losing it, and how power can be a demonstrably good thing.

Jun 28, 2016
Outlander kitchen - the official Outlander companion cookbook by Carle-Sanders, Theresa, author.

Outlander kitchen - the official Outlander companion cookbook

Collects recipes inspired by Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series, including such options as Mrs. Fitzgibbon's overnight parritch, mushroom pasties, roast beef for a wedding feast, Mrs. Bug's buttermilk drop biscuits, and jam tarts.

Jun 28, 2016
The oracle of oil - a maverick geologist's quest for a sustainable future by Inman, Mason.

The oracle of oil - a maverick geologist's quest for a sustainable future

Describes the life and career of the geophysicist and Shell Oil researcher who shocked the scientific community with his brilliance but also with his controversial predictions about the peak and steady decline of American oil production.

Jun 28, 2016
One magic square - vegetable gardening - the easy, organic way to grow your own food on a 3-foot square by Houbein, Lolo, author.

One magic square - vegetable gardening - the easy, organic way to grow your own food on a 3-foot square

Discusses the importance of local, organic gardening, and provides guidelines for cultivating a variety of herb, fruit, and vegetable gardens on one square yard of land.

Jun 28, 2016
Modern monopolies - what it takes to dominate the 21st-century economy by Moazed, Alex, author.

Modern monopolies - what it takes to dominate the 21st-century economy

Looks at the platform model businesses that dominate today's markets by facilitating exchanges between groups, as well as how this model is causing profound structural economic changes and how companies and individuals can thrive in the new environment.

Jun 28, 2016
Through the valley - my captivity in Vietnam by Reeder, William, Jr., author.

Through the valley - my captivity in Vietnam

"Through the Valley is the captivating memoir of the last U.S. Army soldier taken prisoner during the Vietnam War. A narrative of courage, hope, and survival, Through the Valley is more than just a war story. It also portrays the thrill and horror of combat, the fear and anxiety of captivity, and the stories of friendships forged and friends lost."--Provided by publisher.

Jun 28, 2016
From mom to me again - how I survived my first empty-nest year and reinvented the rest of my life by Shultz, Melissa, author.

From mom to me again - how I survived my first empty-nest year and reinvented the rest of my life

Jun 28, 2016
Foster's market favorites- 25th anniversary collection by Foster, Sara

Foster's market favorites- 25th anniversary collection

Jun 28, 2016
Foodaholic- the seven stages to permanent weight loss by Rubaum-Keller, Irene

Foodaholic- the seven stages to permanent weight loss

Jun 28, 2016
Magic and loss - the Internet as art by Heffernan, Virginia, author.

Magic and loss - the Internet as art

A digital-culture expert discusses the logic, aesthetics, cultural potential, and societal impact of the Internet, a medium that favors speed, accuracy, wit, prolificacy, and versatility.

Jun 28, 2016
Swimming - steps to success by Bay, Scott, 1964- author.

Swimming - steps to success

Jun 28, 2016
Swim speed strokes for swimmers and triathletes - master Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle for your fastest swimming by Taormina, Sheila.

Swim speed strokes for swimmers and triathletes - master Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle for your fastest swimming

Jun 28, 2016