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Monstergami by Mitchell, David, 1952- author.

Monstergami

Nov 25, 2014
The money saving mom's budget by Paine, Crystal.

The money saving mom's budget

Distills financial advice and practices introduced in the author's "Money Saving Mom" blog to counsel readers on how to establish financial goals, organize in accordance with financial needs, and reduce grocery and household expenses.

Nov 25, 2014
Making space - how the brain knows where things are by Groh, Jennifer M., 1966- author.

Making space - how the brain knows where things are

"Knowing where things are seems effortless. Yet our brains devote tremendous computational power to figuring out the simplest details about spatial relationships. Going to the grocery store or finding our cell phone requires sleuthing and coordination across different sensory and motor domains. Making Space traces this mental detective work to explain how the brain creates our sense of location. But it goes further, to make the case that spatial processing permeates all our cognitive abilities,

Nov 25, 2014
Light & exposure for digital photographers by Davis, Harold, 1953-

Light & exposure for digital photographers

A guide to lighting and exposure with digital photography covers such topics as with with aperture and depth of field, selecting shutter speed, shooting in available and artificial light, and using ISO and noise.

Nov 25, 2014
The visual blues by

The visual blues

The visual blues explores the enormous impact that blues and jazz music emanating from the Deep South and moving north had on artists associated with the Harlem Renaissance. The Visual Blues shows how the artists and musicians of the Harlem Renaissance blurred artistic boundaries, drawing inspiration from each other and contributing to each other's art forms. The art scene in Harlem from 1919 to approximately 1940 encouraged a melding of art, music, literature, and poetry, providing a creative h

Nov 25, 2014
The unspeakable - and other subjects of discussion by Daum, Meghan, 1970- author.

The unspeakable - and other subjects of discussion

"A master of the personal essay candidly explores love, death, and the counterfeit rituals of American life In her celebrated 2001 collection, My Misspent Youth, Meghan Daum offered a bold, witty, defining account of the artistic ambitions, financial anxieties, and mixed emotions of her generation. The Unspeakable is an equally bold and witty, but also a sadder and wiser, report from early middle age. It's a report tempered by hard times. In "Matricide," Daum unflinchingly describes a parent's d

Nov 25, 2014
Tasting whiskey by Bryson, Lew, author.

Tasting whiskey

Nov 25, 2014
The history of American higher education - learning and culture from the founding to World War II by Geiger, Roger L., 1943- author.

The history of American higher education - learning and culture from the founding to World War II

Nov 25, 2014
Encyclopedia of native tribes of North America by Johnson, Michael, 1937 April 22- author.

Encyclopedia of native tribes of North America

Nov 25, 2014
Blind spot - the secret history of American counterterrorism by Naftali, Timothy J.

Blind spot - the secret history of American counterterrorism

National security historian Naftali relates the full backstory of America's attempts to fight terrorism. On September 11, 2001, a long history of failures, missteps, and blind spots in our intelligence services came to a head, with tragic results. At the end of World War II, the OSS had established a system for countering the threats of Nazi terrorists. But those capabilities were soon forgotten, and it wasn't until 1968, when Palestinian groups began a series of airplane hijackings, that the U.

Nov 25, 2014
Beijing bastard - into the wilds of a changing China by Wang, Val, author.

Beijing bastard - into the wilds of a changing China

Nov 25, 2014
Shades of winter - knitting with natural wool by Johansson, Ingalill, 1955-

Shades of winter - knitting with natural wool

"Inspired by the sublime, subtle tones of wintry northern landscapes, the more than 35 projects in Shades of Winter showcase the natural beauty of pure undyed wool yarn photographed against the Scandinavian winter's snow crystals and cold. These gorgeous garments-from tops, sweaters, dresses, and coats to hats, mittens, scarves, and shawls-evoke wool's warmth and softness in many different patterns and textures. A knitter of any skill level and inclination will surely become enchanted by the pos

Nov 25, 2014
Peter Paul and Mary - fifty years in music and life by Yarrow, Peter, 1938-

Peter Paul and Mary - fifty years in music and life

"This book visually tells us the intimate story of Peter, Paul, and Mary and their music, with stirring images that follow their passionate, fifty-year journey to the center of America's heart. The very best of thousands of photographs, many rare and never before published, taken over five decades by some of the world's top photographers, follow them from their earliest performances in the 1960s, when Mary was the most desired, beautiful, and charismatic performer and a new role model for women.

Nov 25, 2014
Gay Berlin - birthplace of a modern identity by Beachy, Robert, author.

Gay Berlin - birthplace of a modern identity

"A detailed historical look at the surprising ways in which the uninhibited urban sexuality, sexual experimentation and medical advances of pre-Weimar Berlin created and molded our modern understanding of sexual orientation and gay identity. Long known for the friendly company of its "warm brothers" (German slang for men who love other men), Berlin, even before the turn of the twentieth-century, was a place where educators, activists, and medical professionals could explore and begin to educate

Nov 25, 2014
Three minutes in Poland - discovering a lost world in a 1938 family film by Kurtz, Glenn.

Three minutes in Poland - discovering a lost world in a 1938 family film

Nov 25, 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

Nov 25, 2014
America's pastor - Billy Graham and the shaping of a nation by Wacker, Grant, 1945-

America's pastor - Billy Graham and the shaping of a nation

Nov 25, 2014
The accidental superpower - the next generation of American preeminence and the coming global disorder by Zeihan, Peter.

The accidental superpower - the next generation of American preeminence and the coming global disorder

"In the bestselling tradition of The World Is Flat and The Next 100 Years, THE ACCIDENTAL SUPERPOWER will be a much discussed, contrarian and eye-opening assessment of American power. In THE ACCIDENTAL SUPERPOWER international strategist Peter Zeihan examines how geography, combined with demography and energy independence, will pave the way for one of the great turning points in history, and one in which America reasserts its global dominance. No other country has a greater network of internal w

Nov 25, 2014
Women of the word - how to study the Bible with both our hearts and our minds by Wilkin, Jen, 1969-

Women of the word - how to study the Bible with both our hearts and our minds

Nov 25, 2014
Woodpeckers of the world - a photographic guide by Gorman, Gerard, author.

Woodpeckers of the world - a photographic guide

Nov 25, 2014