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Days? or ages? - the Genesis question - a layman looks at Creation's calendar by Harmon, Jerry, author. Days? or ages? - the Genesis question - a layman looks at Creation's calendar

"Days? or Ages? offers a fresh look at a centuries-old debate. Does the Bible say creation was accomplished within one week of time beginning a few thousand years ago, or over countless millennia beginning millions or even billions of years in the distant past? Opinions abound from biblical scholars, scientists and laypeople alike, and achieving a clear perspective can be difficult at best. This work summarizes a thorough examination of Genesis 1, including relevant passages from other parts of

Sep 22, 2016
Dagger 22 - U.S. Marine Corps special operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan by Golembesky, Michael, author. Dagger 22 - U.S. Marine Corps special operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan

"Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky's bestselling account of Marine Special Operations Team 8222 in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan, was just the beginning for these now battle-hardened special operations warriors. The unforgiving Afghan winter has settled upon the 22 men of Marine Special Operations Team 8222, callsign Dagger 22, in the remote and hostile river valley of Bala Murghab, Afghanistan. The Taliban fighters in the region would have liked nothing more than to once again go dormant and re

Sep 22, 2016
The curated closet - a simple system for discovering your personal style and building your dream wardrobe by Rees, Anuschka, author. The curated closet - a simple system for discovering your personal style and building your dream wardrobe

Sep 22, 2016
Cool mind - 11 easy ways to relieve stress, boost self-confidence, and improve concentration in school, sports, and life by Keefe, David, 1966- Cool mind - 11 easy ways to relieve stress, boost self-confidence, and improve concentration in school, sports, and life

Sep 22, 2016
Chess for dummies by Eade, James, author. Chess for dummies

Your quick and easy guide to the rules, strategies, and etiquette of chess. Offers easily understood explanations of the game and its components, to provide a one-stop resource for improving your chess skills.

Sep 22, 2016
Buddha's diet - the ancient art of losing weight without losing your mind by Cottrell, Tara, author. Buddha's diet - the ancient art of losing weight without losing your mind

The pampered prince Siddhartha tried dieting and didn't like it anymore than you do. When he became the Buddha, he found the "middle way" between overindulgence and abstinence. Modern science confirms what Buddha knew all along: it's not what you eat that's important, but when you eat. Sure, he lived before the age of doughnuts and French fried, but his teachings provide a sane, mindful approach to achieving optimum health.

Sep 22, 2016
The book of joy - lasting happiness in a changing world by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- author. The book of joy - lasting happiness in a changing world

Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.

Sep 22, 2016
The body in pain - the making and unmaking of the world by Scarry, Elaine. The body in pain - the making and unmaking of the world

Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this work explores the nature of physical suffering. Elaine Scarry bases her study on a wide range of sources: literature and art, medical case histories, documents on torture compiled by Amnesty International, legal transcripts of personal injury trials, and military and strategic writings by such figures as Clausewitz, Churchill, Liddell Hart, and Henry Kissinger. Scarry begins with the fact of pain's inexpressibility. Not only is physical

Sep 22, 2016
Blood, bones, & butter - the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef by Hamilton, Gabrielle. Blood, bones, & butter - the inadvertent education of a reluctant chef

The chef of New York's East Village Prune restaurant presents an account of her search for meaning and purpose in the central rural New Jersey home of her youth, marked by a first chicken kill, an international backpacking tour, and the opening of a first restaurant.

Sep 22, 2016
Blitzkrieg - myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war-- France, 1940 by Clark, Lloyd, 1967- author. Blitzkrieg - myth, reality, and Hitler's lightning war-- France, 1940

"A leading military historian from the UK presents a controversial reassessment of the infamous German warfare tactic and its role in the fall of France to the Nazis in 1940, arguing that better Allied competence may have prevented German success,"--NoveList.

Sep 22, 2016
Birnbaum's 2017 Walt Disney World for kids - the official guide by Birnbaum's 2017 Walt Disney World for kids - the official guide

A guide to Walt Disney World for kids, describing the attractions of the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, and other parts of the resort, including water parks, mini-golf courses, and restaurants. Features autograph and scrapbook pages, as well as reviews by kids.

Sep 22, 2016
Big science for little people - 52 activities to help you and your child discover the wonders of science by Brunelle, Lynn, author. Big science for little people - 52 activities to help you and your child discover the wonders of science

Sep 22, 2016
Basketball essentials by Goodson, Ryan, 1986- Basketball essentials

Sep 22, 2016
Based on a true story - a memoir by Macdonald, Norm, 1963- author. Based on a true story - a memoir

"As its title suggests, Norm Macdonald tells the story of his life--more or less--from his origins in a rural small town in the-back-of-beyond Canada to an epically disastrous appearance on Star Search, to his possibly incredible account of auditioning for Lorne Michaels and his memorable run as the anchor of Saturday Night Live's "Weekend Update." But Based on a True Story is much more than a memoir, it's a hilarious, inspired, very meta imagining of his life, as told to a deeply disturbed ghos

Sep 22, 2016
The autoimmune fix - how to stop the hidden autoimmune damage that keeps you sick, fat, and tired before it turns into disease by O'Bryan, Tom, author. The autoimmune fix - how to stop the hidden autoimmune damage that keeps you sick, fat, and tired before it turns into disease

"Millions of people suffer from autoimmunity whether they know it or not. The root cause of most weight gain, brain and mood problems, and fatigue, autoimmunity can take years; or even decades; for symptoms and a clear diagnosis to arise. Through years of research, Dr. Tom O'Bryan has discovered that autoimmunity is actually a spectrum, and many people experiencing general malaise are already on it. And while autoimmune diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, osteoporosis, diabetes, a

Sep 22, 2016
The art of paper flowers - creating realistic blossoms from ordinary papers by Pearce, Bobby, 1961- author. The art of paper flowers - creating realistic blossoms from ordinary papers

Sep 22, 2016
Aphrodite and the rabbis - how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it by Visotzky, Burton L. Aphrodite and the rabbis - how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it

"Hard to believe but true: - The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet - The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers - Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas - Hellenistic rhetoric professors educated sons of well-to-do Jews - Zeus-Helios is depicted in synagogue mosaics across ancient Israel - The Jewish courts were named after the Roman political institution, the Sanhedrin - In Israel there were synagogues where the prayers were recited in Greek. Historians have

Sep 22, 2016
American realities by Eskildsen, Joakim Makathini, photographer, writer of introduction. American realities

Sep 22, 2016
America at war with itself by Giroux, Henry A. Verfasser. America at war with itself

"From hatemongering tactics in the run-up to the 2016 presidential race, to the increasing number of mass shootings, to excessive police violence, evidence that America is at war with itself is everywhere around us. The question is not whether or not it's happening, but how to understand what's driving the crisis and how to prevent conditions from getting worse. In this insightful book, Henry A. Giroux offers a far-reaching critique of the economic interests, cultural dynamics, and political for

Sep 22, 2016
Against the death penalty by Breyer, Stephen G., 1938- author. Against the death penalty

"A landmark dissenting opinion arguing against the death penalty. Does the death penalty violate the Constitution? In Against the Death Penalty, Justice Stephen G. Breyer argues that it does: that it is carried out unfairly and inconsistently, and thus violates the ban on "cruel and unusual punishments" specified by the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution. "Today's administration of the death penalty," Breyer writes, "involves three fundamental constitutional defects: (1) serious unreliability,

Sep 22, 2016