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Tales of remarkable birds by Couzens, Dominic, author.

Tales of remarkable birds

Throughout the bird world, examples of strange and seemingly inexplicable behaviours abound. For example: Why do Male Fairywrens bring flowers to females as a nuptial gift in the pre-dawn darkness? Especially when the gift-givers are not the official mates of the females concerned, but visitors, and furthermore they may give these gifts in full view of the official mate. Why do gangs of White-winged Choughs 'kidnap' their neighbours' fledglings and then keep them in their 'gang'. Which bird is s

Jul 1, 2015
Squandering America's future - why ECE policy matters for equality, our economy, and our children by Ochshorn, Susan.

Squandering America's future - why ECE policy matters for equality, our economy, and our children

Jul 1, 2015
Thailand by Hoskin, John, author.

Thailand

Jul 1, 2015
Healthy and fit with tai chi - perfect your posture, balance, and breathing by Newton, Peter (Peter T.), author.

Healthy and fit with tai chi - perfect your posture, balance, and breathing

Jul 1, 2015
The impulsive, disorganized child - solutions for parenting kids with executive functioning difficulties by Forgan, James W.

The impulsive, disorganized child - solutions for parenting kids with executive functioning difficulties

Jul 1, 2015
Nostradamus - the complete prophecies for the future by Reading, Mario, author.

Nostradamus - the complete prophecies for the future

Jul 1, 2015
The lost art of walking - the history, science, philosophy, and literature of pedestrianism by Nicholson, Geoff, 1953- author.

The lost art of walking - the history, science, philosophy, and literature of pedestrianism

From the Publisher: A fascinating, definitive, and very personal rumination on the history, science, philosophy, art, and literature of walking, by a skilled cultural commentator. Geoff Nicholson, author of Bleeding London and Sex Collectors, turns his eye to the intellectual and cultural history of that most common of activities-walking. This simple, omnipresent activity has inspired numerous subcultures, literary and artistic legacies, sporting events, personal memories, epic journeys, mystica

Jul 1, 2015
Knitting in plain English by Righetti, Maggie.

Knitting in plain English

The first edition of this indispensable classic gave knitters easy-to-follow advice. Drawing on decades of experience as a knitting instructor and designer, Maggie Righetti offered step-by-step directions on avoiding common mistakes and getting out of tricky spots. In this updated and revised version, Righetti gives readers what they've asked for: advice on making various garments, working with new patterns and different kinds of yarn, and even an introduction to her own legendary history. Neith

Jul 1, 2015
A journey into Steinbeck's California by Shillinglaw, Susan.

A journey into Steinbeck's California

This part art book, part biography, and part travel guide offers insight into how landscapes and townscapes influenced John Steinbeck's creative process and how, in turn, his legacy has influenced modern California. Various types of readers will appreciate the information in this guideliterary pilgrims will learn more about the state featured so prominently in Steinbeck's work, tourists can visit the same buildings that he lived in and wrote about, and historians will appreciate the engrossing p

Jul 1, 2015
The influence machine - the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the corporate capture of American life by Katz, Alyssa, author.

The influence machine - the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the corporate capture of American life

"The United States now has three political parties, though only two of them are elected.The newest was founded a century ago, but just came to power in the last decade: It's the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the political party of the new American oligarchy. In this groundbreaking investigation of the big business takeover of the American political process, Alyssa Katz draws upon years of research to chronicle the rise to power of the organization and the oversized, combative personalities who lead

Jul 1, 2015
Of orcas and men - what killer whales can teach us by Neiwert, David A., 1956-

Of orcas and men - what killer whales can teach us

A revelatory history of orcas evaluates them as one of the planet's most intelligent animals, challenging beliefs about their "killer" natures while citing the threats to their populations.

Jul 1, 2015
North Korea confidential - private markets, fashion trends, prison camps, dissenters and defectors by Tudor, Daniel, 1982- author.

North Korea confidential - private markets, fashion trends, prison camps, dissenters and defectors

Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors. North Korea is one of the most troubled societies on earth. The country's 24 million people live under a violent dictatorship led by a single family, which relentlessly pursues the development of nuclear arms, which periodically incites risky military clashes with the larger, richer, liberal South, and which forces each and every person to play a role in the "theater state" even as it pays little more than lip service to th

Jul 1, 2015
Highgrove - an English country garden by Charles, Prince of Wales, 1948-

Highgrove - an English country garden

Jul 1, 2015
My Google Apps by Rutledge, Patrice-Anne, author.

My Google Apps

Covers Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Hangouts, Sites, Vault.

Jul 1, 2015
Rosa's Thai cafe - the cookbook by Moore, Saiphin, author.

Rosa's Thai cafe - the cookbook

Succulent street food, family favorites, mouthwatering regional dishes. This comprehensive new book from acclaimed chef, Saiphin Moore, looks at dishes from across Thailand in over 100 recipes. The recipes feature traditional and regional Thai dishes and a whole lot of modern variations as well.

Jul 1, 2015
Persuasion equation - the subtle science of getting your way by Rodgers, Mark, 1965-

Persuasion equation - the subtle science of getting your way

Jul 1, 2015
Patton - a genius for war by D'Este, Carlo, 1936-

Patton - a genius for war

Offers a detailed look at the life and career of the famous World War II general, and depicts his accomplishments and complex personality.

Jul 1, 2015
Pro-voice - how to keep listening when the world wants a fight by Baker, Aspen.

Pro-voice - how to keep listening when the world wants a fight

"When Aspen Baker had an abortion at the age of twenty-four, she felt caught between the warring pro-life and pro-choice factions, with no safe space to share her feelings. In this ... book, Baker describes how she and Exhale, the organization she cofounded, developed their pro-voice philosophy and the creative approaches they employed to help women and men have respectful, compassionate exchanges about even this most controversial of topics. She shows how pro-voice can be adopted by anyone inte

Jul 1, 2015
Ayn Rand and the world she made by Heller, Anne Conover.

Ayn Rand and the world she made

A portrait of the influential writer and philosopher. This book examines her contributions to American culture and politics, offering insight into her childhood in Russia, successful literary career, and passionate advocacy of laissez-faire capitalism.

Jul 1, 2015
Awesome sh*t my drill sergeant said - wit and wisdom from America's finest by Caddy, Dan, author.

Awesome sh*t my drill sergeant said - wit and wisdom from America's finest

"The official tie-in book to the wildly popular Facebook page, featuring brand-new crazy, off-the-wall, outrageously funny, and downright "awesome" pearls of wisdom from real-life drill sergeants and instructors from all branches of the military. Sweat dries. Blood clots. Bones heal. Suck it up, buttercup. After his deployment in Afghanistan, Dan Caddy began swapping great drill sergeant stories by e-mail with other combat veterans--an exchange with friends that would grow into the dedicated Fac

Jul 1, 2015