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Play anything - the pleasure of limits, the uses of boredom, and the secret of games by Bogost, Ian, author. Play anything - the pleasure of limits, the uses of boredom, and the secret of games

"Life is boring: filled with meetings and traffic, errands and emails. Nothing we'd ever call fun. But what if we've gotten fun wrong? In Play Anything, visionary game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost shows how we can overcome our daily anxiety; transforming the boring, ordinary world around us into one of endless, playful possibilities. The key to this playful mindset lies in discovering the secret truth of fun and games. Play Anything, reveals that games appeal to us not because they are fu

Sep 21, 2016
The quantum leader - a revolution in business thinking and practice by Zohar, Danah, 1945- author. The quantum leader - a revolution in business thinking and practice

Sep 21, 2016
Playing for their lives - the global El sistema movement for social change through music by Tunstall, Tricia, author. Playing for their lives - the global El sistema movement for social change through music

"An eye-opening view of the unprecedented global spread of El Sistema&#x;intensive music education that disrupts the cycles of poverty,"--Amazon.com.

Sep 21, 2016
The man who stalked Einstein - how Nazi scientist Philipp Lenard changed the course of history by Hillman, Bruce J., author. The man who stalked Einstein - how Nazi scientist Philipp Lenard changed the course of history

"By the end of World War I, Albert Einstein had become the face of the new science of theoretical physics and had made some powerful enemies. One of those enemies, Nobel Prize winner Philipp Lenard, spent a career trying to discredit him. Their story of conflict, pitting Germany's most widely celebrated Jew against the Nazi scientist who was to become Hitler's chief advisor on physics, had an impact far exceeding what the scientific community felt at the time. Indeed, their mutual antagonism aff

Sep 21, 2016
Rugged knits - 24 practical projects for everyday living by Rangel, Andrea, author. Rugged knits - 24 practical projects for everyday living

This is a collection of 21 functional, lovely, and interesting knitting patterns for men and women. Side-by-side with hearty wool sweaters and sock patterns are more unexpectedly delicate-looking pieces, such as a warm, resilient shawl with lace trim and a cozy cowl with gentle drape. Those who love cables will rejoice in the gorgeously-shaped turtleneck and bright, eye-catching mitts. Fans of colorwork will enjoy both stranded knitting and intarsia pieces, while those who want to keep it simple

Sep 21, 2016
Ready the cannons! - build wiffle ball launchers, beverage bottle bazookas, hydro swivel guns, and other artisanal artillery / William Gurstelle. by Gurstelle, William, author. Ready the cannons! - build wiffle ball launchers, beverage bottle bazookas, hydro swivel guns, and other artisanal artillery / William Gurstelle.

Sep 21, 2016
Man of the world - the further endeavors of Bill Clinton by Conason, Joe, author. Man of the world - the further endeavors of Bill Clinton

"A veteran political journalist chronicles the post-presidential achievements and adventures of Bill Clinton, drawing on interviews with dozens of the former President's colleagues, friends, supporters and family members to examine his philanthropic work, the charges of corruption levied against him, and the ways he continues to inspire and infuriate the world,"--NoveList.

Sep 21, 2016
A little history of religion by Holloway, Richard, 1933- author. A little history of religion

Sep 21, 2016
Lean logic - a dictionary for the future and how to survive it by Fleming, David, 1940- author. Lean logic - a dictionary for the future and how to survive it

Sep 21, 2016
In praise of American educators - and how they can become even better by DuFour, Richard, 1947- author. In praise of American educators - and how they can become even better

Sep 21, 2016
Hustle - the power to charge your life with money, meaning, and momentum by Patel, Neil (Executive), author. Hustle - the power to charge your life with money, meaning, and momentum

"Too often we feel like underdogs fighting a system that stacks the odds against us. We work hard, follow the rules, and dream of a better life. But these days, working harder doesn't always lead to fulfillment. In fact, according to Gallup research, nearly 90 percent of people feel disconnected from their jobs. So how do you break free from the drudgery and achieve more success on your own terms? In Hustle, Neil Patel, Patrick Vlaskovits, and Jonas Koffle--three of the nation's top entrepreneur

Sep 21, 2016
Hurt - the inspiring, untold story of trauma care by Musemeche, Catherine, author. Hurt - the inspiring, untold story of trauma care

Sep 21, 2016
Blood in the water - the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy by Thompson, Heather Ann, 1963- author. Blood in the water - the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy

"Historian Heather Ann Thompson offers the first definitive telling of the Attica prison uprising, the state's violent response, and the victims' decades-long quest for justice--in time for the forty-fifth anniversary of the events"--

Sep 21, 2016
Blood brother - Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights by Wallace, Rich, author. Blood brother - Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights

"Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. After the voting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, in the area known as “Bloody Lowndes,” an extremely dangerous area for white freedom fighters, to assist civil rights workers. Five months later, Jonathan Daniels was shot and killed while saving the life of Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Through Daniels&#x;s poignant letters, papers, photog

Sep 21, 2016
Beginner's guide to quiltmaking by Simon, Jeri. Beginner's guide to quiltmaking

Beautiful quilt projects with easy-to-follow, clear how-to instructions, complete step-by-step photos and techniques with a variety of projects.

Sep 21, 2016
Avid reader - a life by Gottlieb, Robert, 1931- author. Avid reader - a life

"The editor-in-chief of Simon & Schuster writes with wit and candor about becoming the editor of The New Yorker, and the challenges and satisfactions of running America's preeminent magazine,"--NoveList.

Sep 21, 2016
Apocalyptic anxiety - religion, science and America's obsession with the end of the world by Aveni, Anthony F., author. Apocalyptic anxiety - religion, science and America's obsession with the end of the world

"Aveni traces the sources of American culture's obsession with predicting the apocalypse. He explores why Americans take millennial claims seriously, where and how end-of-the-world predictions emerge, how they develop with reference to a broader historical trajectory, and what we can learn from doomsday predictions of the past"--

Sep 21, 2016
Amigurumi circus - crochet seriously cute circus characters! by Amigurumi circus - crochet seriously cute circus characters!

Sep 21, 2016
American fly fishing - a history by Schullery, Paul. American fly fishing - a history

Sep 21, 2016
Alternative baker - reinventing rustic fruit desserts with gluten-free grains and flours by Taylor-Tobin, Alanna. Alternative baker - reinventing rustic fruit desserts with gluten-free grains and flours

Sep 21, 2016