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Eyes wide open - going behind the environmental headlines by Fleischman, Paul.

Eyes wide open - going behind the environmental headlines

"We're living in an aha moment. Take 250 years of human ingenuity. Add abundant fossil fuels. The result: a population and lifestyle never seen before. The downsides weren't visible for centuries, but now they are. Suddenly everything needs rethinking - suburbs, cars, fast food, cheap prices. It's a changed world. This book explains it. Using politics, psychology, and history for attitude, Eyes Wide Open shows how to see the principles driving events and attitudes, from vested interests to denia

Sep 26, 2014
Encyclopedia of garden plants for every location by

Encyclopedia of garden plants for every location

Sep 26, 2014
The edge of the sky - all you need to know about the all-there-is - (using only the ten hundred most-used words in our tongue) by Trotta, Roberto, author.

The edge of the sky - all you need to know about the all-there-is - (using only the ten hundred most-used words in our tongue)

Sep 26, 2014
Dr. Mütter's marvels - a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine by Aptowicz, Cristin O'Keefe, author.

Dr. Mütter's marvels - a true tale of intrigue and innovation at the dawn of modern medicine

A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country's most famous museum of medical oddities. Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools-or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mu¨tter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just

Sep 26, 2014
The complete chile pepper book - a gardener's guide to choosing, growing, preserving, and cooking by DeWitt, Dave.

The complete chile pepper book - a gardener's guide to choosing, growing, preserving, and cooking

"Chile peppers are hot -- in every sense of the word. They add culinary fire to thousands of dishes from a variety of cuisines and inspire near-fanatical devotion in those who have succumbed to their incendiary charms. In this comprehensive book, world chile experts Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland have assembled all the information that anyone with an interest in chile peppers could ever hope to find. Detailed profiles of the 100 most popular chile varieties include information on how to grow ch

Sep 26, 2014
Close to the knives - a memoir of disintegration by Wojnarowicz, David.

Close to the knives - a memoir of disintegration

Sep 26, 2014
Great maps by Brotton, Jerry, author.

Great maps

Traces human development and culture through cartography, from early rock carvings to the latest geospatial technology.

Sep 26, 2014
How Google works by Schmidt, Eric, 1955 April 27-

How Google works

"Jack Welch's Straight from the Gut was once the essential primer for managers, but today's leaders need a new playbook. In HOW GOOGLE WORKS, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg distill their decades of working in the high-tech industry into a practical and fun-to-read guide for those who want to succeed in an ever-changing business landscape. The book offers how-to advice on strategy, corporate culture, talent, decision-making, innovation, communication and dealing with disruption. The authors

Sep 26, 2014
Extraordinary goats - meetings with remarkable goats, caprine wonders, & horned troublemakers by Hurst, Janet/ Pernu, Dennis/ Holmstrom, Darwin/ Kessler, Brad/ Noll, Elizabeth

Extraordinary goats - meetings with remarkable goats, caprine wonders, & horned troublemakers

Sep 26, 2014
Law of the jungle - the $19 billion legal battle over oil in the rain forest and the lawyer who'd stop at nothing to win by Barrett, Paul (Paul M.), author.

Law of the jungle - the $19 billion legal battle over oil in the rain forest and the lawyer who'd stop at nothing to win

"[The story of] Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, [who] signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives were affected by decades of oil production near their villages and fields. During twenty years of legal hostilities in federal courts in Manhattan and remote

Sep 26, 2014
The case against the Supreme Court by Chemerinsky, Erwin, author.

The case against the Supreme Court

Most Americans share the perception that the Supreme Court is objective, but Erwin Chemerinsky, one of the country's leading constitutional lawyers, shows that this is nonsense and always has been. The Court is made up of fallible individuals who base decisions on their own biases. Today, the Roberts Court is promoting a conservative agenda under the guise of following a neutral methodology, but notorious decisions, such as Bush vs. Gore and United Citizens, are hardly recent exceptions. This de

Sep 26, 2014
A history of New York in 101 objects by Roberts, Sam, 1947-

A history of New York in 101 objects

"The story of America's great metropolis, told through 101 distinctive objects that span the history of New York, all reproduced in full color. Modeled on the best-selling A history of the world in 100 objects, this is the story of America's great metropolis, told through 101 significant objects that span the history of New York"--

Sep 26, 2014
The Hardy Boys mysteries, 1927-1979 - a cultural and literary history by Connelly, Mark, 1951-

The Hardy Boys mysteries, 1927-1979 - a cultural and literary history

"This book follows the development of the Hardy Boys series through 1979. Includes the writing of Stratemeyer and McFarlane; the Cold War and the disco age; race, class, gender; family values; law and order; and action rather than violence. Appendices provide a bibliography of Hardy Boys books, opening lines from 20 novels, and selected "Hardyisms.""--Provided by publisher.

Sep 26, 2014
Minecrafter 2.0 advanced - the unofficial guide to Minecraft & other building games by

Minecrafter 2.0 advanced - the unofficial guide to Minecraft & other building games

In Minecrafter 2.0 Advanced, those who mastered the basics laid out in the first Minecrafter strategy guide now find tips on more complex areas of game play, including Redstone circuitry and other inventions, and advice for beating "The End."

Sep 26, 2014
Sugar savvy solution - kick your sugar addiction for life and get healthy by High Voltage.

Sugar savvy solution - kick your sugar addiction for life and get healthy

Sep 26, 2014
Step-by-step kids' birthday cakes - over 50 fabulous cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops by Sullivan, Karen (Bespoke cake-maker), author.

Step-by-step kids' birthday cakes - over 50 fabulous cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops

Sep 26, 2014
Spam nation - the inside story of organized cybercrime--from global epidemic to your front door by Krebs, Brian.

Spam nation - the inside story of organized cybercrime--from global epidemic to your front door

Sep 26, 2014
Someday you will understand - my father's private World War II by Feld, Nina Wolff, author.

Someday you will understand - my father's private World War II

"Walter Wolff was the son of a Jewish merchant family that fled their German home when the Nazis came to power and took refuge in Brussels, Belgium. On the eve of the German invasion, in May 1940, the family began its second escape. Their sixteen-month odyssey took them through the chaos of battle in France and the dangers of living clandestinely as Jews in occupied territory, before they finally boarded the notorious freighter SS Navemar in Cadiz, Spain, to be among the last Jewish refugees adm

Sep 26, 2014
Selected speeches and writings of Theodore Roosevelt by Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919.

Selected speeches and writings of Theodore Roosevelt

A collection of the twenty-sixth president's writings reflects his views on topics ranging from public policy and immigration to international politics and the environment.

Sep 26, 2014
Men - notes from an ongoing investigation by Kipnis, Laura.

Men - notes from an ongoing investigation

"It's no secret that men often behave in mystifying ways, but in recent years we've witnessed so many spectacular public displays of male excess--indecent politicians, sleazy academics, philandering sports stars--that we're left to wonder whether something has come unwired in the collective male psyche. In the essays collected here, Kipnis revisits the archetypes of wayward masculinity that have captured her imagination over the years: the scumbag, the con man, the critic, the obsessive, cheater

Sep 26, 2014