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The optimistic environmentalist - progressing towards a greener future by Boyd, David R. (David Richard), 1964- author.

The optimistic environmentalist - progressing towards a greener future

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Sep 1, 2015
The open organization - igniting passion and performance by Whitehurst, Jim, author.

The open organization - igniting passion and performance

"This is a story of reinvention. Jim Whitehurst, celebrated president and CEO of one of the world's most revolutionary software companies, tells first-hand his journey from traditional manager (Delta Air Lines, Boston Consulting Group) and "chief" problem solver to CEO of one of the most open organizational environments he'd ever encountered. This challenging transition, and what Whitehurst learned in the interim, has paved the way for a new way of managing--one this modern leader sees as the on

Sep 1, 2015
On a wing and a prayer - one woman's adventure into the heart of the rainforest by Woods, Sarah, 1967- author.

On a wing and a prayer - one woman's adventure into the heart of the rainforest

Recounts the author's journey through jungles to see the harpy eagle in the wild.

Sep 1, 2015
Oh crap! potty training - everything modern parents need to know to do it once and do it right by Glowacki, Jamie.

Oh crap! potty training - everything modern parents need to know to do it once and do it right

"Let Jamie Glowacki, potty-training expert and the popular "Pied Piper of Poop," show you how it's done. Her 6-step, proven process to get your toddler out of diapers and onto the toilet has already worked for tens of thousands of kids and their parents. Here's the good news: your child is probably ready to be potty trained earlier than you think (ideally, between 20-30 months), and it can be done faster than you expect (most kids get the basics in a few days--but Jamie's got you covered even if

Sep 1, 2015
Modern families - stories of extraordinary journeys to kinship by Gamson, Joshua, 1962-

Modern families - stories of extraordinary journeys to kinship

"The kinds of families we see today are different than they were even a decade ago, some fantastically so, as paths to parenthood have been rejiggered by technology, activism, and law. In Modern Families, Joshua Gamson brings us extraordinary family creation tales—his own included—that illuminate this changing world of contemporary kinship. These tales are deeply personal but also unavoidably political. Combining personal memoir and ethnographic storytelling, Modern Families tells a variety of

Sep 1, 2015
The making of a Navy SEAL - my story of surviving the toughest challenge and training the best by Webb, Brandon, author.

The making of a Navy SEAL - my story of surviving the toughest challenge and training the best

"Brandon Webb's experiences in the world's most elite sniper corps are the stuff of legend. From his grueling years of training in Naval Special Operations to his combat tours in the Persian Gulf and Afghanistan, The Making of a Navy SEAL provides a rare and riveting look at the inner workings of the U.S. military through the eyes of a covert operations specialist,"

Sep 1, 2015
Living long, living passionately - 75 (and counting) ways to bring peace and purpose to your life by Casey, Karen.

Living long, living passionately - 75 (and counting) ways to bring peace and purpose to your life

Sep 1, 2015
Knitting sweaters by Goodacre, Megan, author.

Knitting sweaters

Stitching a sweater is a rite of passage for knitters. It means your skills are advanced enough that you can read and follow a pattern, understand the shaping and sizing involved, and have the stamina to actually finish the project. But finding sweater patterns that aren't boxy, ugly, or outdated can be a challenge, and even then, the directions are often so complicated and confusing knitters don't even want to cast on. 'Idiot's guides: knitting sweaters' is a clear and colourful guide that offe

Sep 1, 2015
Knitting fabric rugs - 28 colorful designs for crafters of every level by Tiede, Karen.

Knitting fabric rugs - 28 colorful designs for crafters of every level

Sep 1, 2015
The joy of less - a minimalist living guide - how to declutter, organize, and simplify your life by Jay, Francine.

The joy of less - a minimalist living guide - how to declutter, organize, and simplify your life

Having less stuff is the key to happiness. Do you ever feel overwhelmed, instead of overjoyed, by all your possessions? Do you secretly wish a gale force wind would blow the clutter from your home? If so, it's time to simplify your life! The Joy of Less is a fun, lighthearted guide to minimalist living. Part One provides an inspirational pep talk on the joys and rewards of paring down. Part Two presents the STREAMLINE method: ten easy steps to rid your house of clutter. Part Three goes room by r

Sep 1, 2015
Ivory Vikings - the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them by Brown, Nancy Marie.

Ivory Vikings - the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them

In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Who carved them? Where? Brown explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games.

Sep 1, 2015
The Irish Countrywomen's Association book of crafts - 40 projects to make at home. by

The Irish Countrywomen's Association book of crafts - 40 projects to make at home.

Sep 1, 2015
Ikaria - lessons on food, life, and longevity from the Greek island where people forget to die by Kochilas, Diane, author.

Ikaria - lessons on food, life, and longevity from the Greek island where people forget to die

"Ikaria is mythical, beautiful, enigmatic--and, as we learned after reading the New York Times article about it, a place where residents live unaccountably long lives. Part cookbook, part travelogue, filled with gorgeous photography, stunning recipes, and interviews with locals, and packed with the often quirky secrets to a long life that Ikarians are spoon-fed at birth, Ikaria is award-winning author Diane Kochilas's ethno-culinary paean to this magical island.Here, Kochilas will marry lore to

Sep 1, 2015
Icebox cakes - recipes for the coolest cakes in town by Sagendorph, Jean, author.

Icebox cakes - recipes for the coolest cakes in town

"Icebox cakes the hottest cold treats in town! A sumpturous marriage between cookies and whipped cream, an icebox cake is more than the sum of its parts. In its most basic form, crisp cookies or wafers are sandwiched between layers of billowy whipped cream or pudding and then chilled in the fridge overnight. As the cake rests, the cookies soften and transform into a delicious and dense, cakelike texture. Here, you'll find fantastic flavor combinations starting with the Old School, that class

Sep 1, 2015
Humans need not apply - a guide to wealth and work in the age of artificial intelligence by Kaplan, Jerry, author.

Humans need not apply - a guide to wealth and work in the age of artificial intelligence

Researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. It has the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure-- but as Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. He proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil.

Sep 1, 2015
Homebrewing by Ironside, Daniel, author.

Homebrewing

Malt, hops, yeast, and water-- that's the basic recipe for beer. The brewing process can transform them into a wide range of beer styles. From setting up your brewery to creating different styles of beer, Ironside provides a comprehensive primer on each step of the brewing process.

Sep 1, 2015
Heirloom baking with the Brass sisters - more than 100 years of recipes discovered from family cookbooks, original journals, scraps of paper, and grandmother's kitchen by Brass, Marilynn.

Heirloom baking with the Brass sisters - more than 100 years of recipes discovered from family cookbooks, original journals, scraps of paper, and grandmother's kitchen

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Sep 1, 2015
Heartlandia - heritage recipes from Portland's the Country Cat by Sappington, Adam, author.

Heartlandia - heritage recipes from Portland's the Country Cat

Based on husband-and-wife team Adam and Jackie Sappington's acclaimed Portland restaurant, The Country Cat Dinner House & Bar. Adam, Executive Chef and a self-taught expert in whole animal butchery, and Jackie, the Executive Pastry Chef, make food that is the definition of soulful, heartwarming comfort food. Some of the mouthwatering dishes include Autumn Squash Soup with Apple Cider and Brown Butter, Red Wine-Braised Beef with Wild Mushroom Steak Sauce, and Crispy Fried Oysters with Smoky Bacon

Sep 1, 2015
Girl world - how to ditch the drama and find your inner amazing by Ottaviano, Patricia, author.

Girl world - how to ditch the drama and find your inner amazing

Sep 1, 2015
The gift of caring - saving our parents from the perils of modern healthcare by Houle, Marcy Cottrell, 1953-

The gift of caring - saving our parents from the perils of modern healthcare

"In the next few years, 66 million Americans will be caring for an aging parent. "Over eighty-five" is the nation's fastest growing age group, a trend that keeps growing as ten thousand Americans turn sixty-five every day. The desire to help our elders navigate health issues is clear and universal--how to assure proper care and a good ending is not. Combining adroit storytelling skills with expert advice, this book brings the reader into the all-too-familiar scenarios facing our aging parents an

Sep 1, 2015