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The purpose effect - building meaning in youself, your role, and your organization by Pontefract, Dan, 1971- author.

The purpose effect - building meaning in youself, your role, and your organization

The Purpose Effect is aimed at both leaders and employees who wish to achieve a purpose mindset on a personal level, for the organization where they are employed and in their role at work, too. A business leader that is committed to purpose will create purpose for the organization. An employee that feels his/her personal sense of purpose is being fulfilled at work will be an invaluable asset to productivity and success. An organization centered on purpose will benefit every stakeholder, from emp

Jun 29, 2016
The Queen of Heartbreak Trail - the life and times of Harriet Smith Pullen, pioneering woman by Brackbill, Eleanor Phillips, author.

The Queen of Heartbreak Trail - the life and times of Harriet Smith Pullen, pioneering woman

Jun 29, 2016
Thank you, teacher - grateful students tell the stories of the teachers who changed their lives by

Thank you, teacher - grateful students tell the stories of the teachers who changed their lives

Jun 29, 2016
Taking your first shot - a woman's introduction to defensive shooting and personal safety by Finch, Lynne.

Taking your first shot - a woman's introduction to defensive shooting and personal safety

Numbers don't lie; more and more women are purchasing guns and learning to shoot! While shooting used to be a male-dominated sport, women across the country have begun discovering that a trip to the range not only is relaxing, but also brings with it a sense of strength and empowerment. Taking Your First Shot is an introductory guide perfect for either those stepping out onto the range for the first time or those looking to brush up on their skills. Author Lynne Finch coaches women on the decisi

Jun 29, 2016
A Sugar Creek chronicle - observing climate change from a midwestern woodland by Mutel, Cornelia Fleischer.

A Sugar Creek chronicle - observing climate change from a midwestern woodland

Jun 29, 2016
Styling nature - a masterful approach to floral arrangements by Miller, Lewis (Floral designer), author.

Styling nature - a masterful approach to floral arrangements

Renowned New York{u2013}based floral designer Lewis Miller presents a fresh take on the arrangement and display of flowers{u2014}discussing the approach to and the inspiration behind his lavish creations. Lewis Miller{u2019}s first book features lush, naturally lit still lifes of his beautiful arrangements and compositions. The designer, who has a background in horticulture and landscape design, describes his work as "sumptuous nature."

Jun 29, 2016
Stars in the ring - Jewish champions in the golden age of boxing - a photographic history by Silver, Mike, 1945- author.

Stars in the ring - Jewish champions in the golden age of boxing - a photographic history

"For more than sixty years--from the 1890s to the 1950s--boxing was an integral part of American popular culture and a major spectator sport rivaling baseball in popularity. ... In the period from 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and more than 160 Jewish boxers ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring, by renowned boxing historian Mike Silver, presents this vibrant social history in the first illustrated encyclopedic

Jun 29, 2016
Roots and sky - a journey home in four seasons by Purifoy, Christie.

Roots and sky - a journey home in four seasons

"When Christie Purifoy arrived at Maplehurst that September, she was heavily pregnant with both her fourth child and her dreams of creating a sanctuary that would be a fixed point in her busily spinning world. The sprawling Victorian farmhouse sitting atop a Pennsylvania hill held within its walls the possibility of a place where her family could grow, where friends could gather, and where Christie could finally grasp and hold the thing we all long for--home ... Anyone who has felt the longing f

Jun 29, 2016
Outlander kitchen - the official Outlander companion cookbook by Carle-Sanders, Theresa, author.

Outlander kitchen - the official Outlander companion cookbook

"Professional chef and founder of OutlanderKitchen.com Theresa Carle-Sanders offers up this extraordinary cuisine for your table. Featuring more than one hundred recipes, "Outlander Kitchen" retells Claire and Jamie's incredible story through the flavors of the Scottish Highlands, the French Revolution, and beyond. Following the high standards for prodigious research and boundless creativity set by Diana Gabaldon herself, Carle-Sanders draws on the events and characters of the novels to deliver

Jun 29, 2016
The oracle of oil - a maverick geologist's quest for a sustainable future by Inman, Mason, author.

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 29, 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

"Lolo Houbein has 40 years worth of gardening wisdom to share on how to coax an abundance of organic food from a plot that is just 3 feet square, including sustainable and cost-effective techniques; over 40 themed plot designs; tips on drying, freezing, pickling; and gardening philosophy"--Adapted from publisher description.

Jun 29, 2016
NutriSearch comparative guide to nutritional supplements by MacWilliam, Lyle Dean.

NutriSearch comparative guide to nutritional supplements

Jun 29, 2016
Magic and loss - the Internet as art by Heffernan, Virginia, 1969- author.

Magic and loss - the Internet as art

"A digital-culture expert who writes for The New York Times Magazine discusses the logic, aesthetics, cultural potential and societal impact of the Internet, a medium that favors speed, accuracy, wit, prolificacy and versatility,"--NoveList.

Jun 29, 2016
Lassoing the sun - a year in America's national parks by Woods, Mark, author.

Lassoing the sun - a year in America's national parks

"From a winter in Acadia to the rising sun in Haleakala, one man's year spent in the National Parks becomes a much bigger and empowering personal journey,"--NoveList.

Jun 29, 2016
Islamic exceptionalism - how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world by Hamid, Shadi, 1983- author.

Islamic exceptionalism - how the struggle over Islam is reshaping the world

"From the founding of Islam in the seventh century, there had always been a dominant Muslim empire, or "caliphate." But in 1924, the Ottoman Caliphate was formally abolished. Since then, there has been an ongoing struggle to establish a legitimate political order in the Middle East. At the center of that struggle is the vexing problem of religion and its role in political life. In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocativ

Jun 29, 2016
The irresistible introvert - harness the power of quiet charisma in a loud world by Chung, Michaela, author.

The irresistible introvert - harness the power of quiet charisma in a loud world

"Learn the tools to shed your mask of extroversion, develop your own magnetism, and reveal the true you. One third to one half of Americans are introverts in a culture that celebrates-even enforces-an ideal of extroversion and a cult of personality. Political leaders are charismatic, celebrities bask in the spotlight, and authority figures are assertive. It is no surprise that a "quiet revolution" has begun to emerge among the "invisible" half of the population, asserting that they are just as p

Jun 29, 2016
In praise of forgetting - historical memory and its ironies by Rieff, David, author.

In praise of forgetting - historical memory and its ironies

"The conventional wisdom about historical memory is summed up in George Santayana's celebrated phrase, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Today, the consensus that it is moral to remember, immoral to forget, is nearly absolute. And yet is this right? David Rieff, an independent writer who has reported on bloody conflicts in Africa, the Balkans, and Central Asia, insists that things are not so simple. He poses hard questions about whether remembrance ever truly has,

Jun 29, 2016
Illustrated handbook of kayaking, canoeing & sailing - includes invaluable advice, guidelines and information covering every aspect of each sport, with over 1500 images including step-by-step instructional sequences by Mattos, Bill.

Illustrated handbook of kayaking, canoeing & sailing - includes invaluable advice, guidelines and information covering every aspect of each sport, with over 1500 images including step-by-step instructional sequences

Jun 29, 2016
Hustling Hitler - the Jewish vaudevillian who fooled the Führer by Shapiro, Walter, author.

Hustling Hitler - the Jewish vaudevillian who fooled the Führer

Jun 29, 2016
How to render - the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity by Robertson, Scott, 1966- author, illustrator.

How to render - the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity

Jun 29, 2016