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Destroyers, frigates & corvettes by Jackson, Robert. Destroyers, frigates & corvettes

Dec 8, 2016
Crown of blood - the deadly inheritance of Lady Jane Grey by Tallis, Nicola, author. Crown of blood - the deadly inheritance of Lady Jane Grey

Good people, I am come hither to die, and by a law I am condemned to the same'.These were the heartbreaking words of a seventeen-year-old girl, Lady Jane Grey, as she stood on the scaffold on a cold February morning in 1554. Her death for high treason sent shockwaves through the Tudor world and served as a gruesome reminder to all who aspired to the Crown that the axe could fall at any time.While the story of 'the Nine Days Queen' has been told, the human and emotional aspects are often ignored.

Dec 8, 2016
Confession of a serial killer - the untold story of Dennis Rader, the BTK killer by Ramsland, Katherine M., 1953- Confession of a serial killer - the untold story of Dennis Rader, the BTK killer

Dec 8, 2016
Botanical illustration course with the Eden Project by Martin, Rosie, 1947- Botanical illustration course with the Eden Project

Guides the reader through basic drawing techiniques and the more advanced skills required for botanical illustration.

Dec 8, 2016
The book of destinies - discover the life you were born to live by Parkyn, Chetan, 1951- author. The book of destinies - discover the life you were born to live

Dec 8, 2016
The art of Archer by Holman, Neal, author. The art of Archer

A visual guide to the animated series provides concept art, exclusive interviews, and script excerpts, and draws on crew commentary to offer unique insights into the Archer creative process.

Dec 8, 2016
Are numbers real? - the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world by Clegg, Brian, author. Are numbers real? - the uncanny relationship of mathematics and the physical world

Presents an accessible, in-depth look at the history of numbers and their applications in life and science, from math's surreal presence in the virtual world to the debates about the role of math in science.

Dec 8, 2016
Archeophonics by Gizzi, Peter, author. Archeophonics

Archeophonics is the first collection of new work from the poet Peter Gizzi in five years. Archeophonics, defined as the archeology of lost sound, is one way of understanding the role and the task of poetry: to recover the buried sounds and shapes of languages in the tradition of the art, and the multitude of private connections that lie undisclosed in one's emotional memory. The book takes seriously the opening epigraph by the late great James Schuyler: “poetry, like music, is not just song.” I

Dec 8, 2016
The ancient Egyptian book of the dead by Budge, E. A. Wallis (Ernest Alfred Wallis), Sir, 1857-1934, author, translator The ancient Egyptian book of the dead

The Ancient Book of the Dead brought to life! Throughout centuries, mysterious "books of the dead men" were often found buried alongside mummies and inside tombs by Egyptian locals, grave robbers, and archeologists; however, the inscrutable writing and cryptic contents remained a perplexing puzzle until the discovery of the Rosetta Stone, which enabled ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics to be translated for the first time. Soon after, scholars discerned that these grave books contained secret spells

Dec 8, 2016
Turkish delights - stunning regional recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea by Gregory-Smith, John, author. Turkish delights - stunning regional recipes from the Bosphorus to the Black Sea

"From the sumptuous buttery pide of Samsun on the Black Sea to the fiery kebabs of the east, Turkish cuisine is regional, seasonal, and steeped in history. Opulent Ottoman dishes first eaten centuries ago in the sultans' palaces, humble peasant stews, and mouth-watering street food all come together in this collection of over 100 aromatic and alluring recipes. Turkey is home to a varied cuisine that begs to be explored, region by region; from the huge, snow-capped mountains of the East and the v

Dec 7, 2016
Other people's houses - how decades of bailouts, captive regulators, and toxic bankers made home mortgages a thrilling business by Taub, Jennifer, author. Other people's houses - how decades of bailouts, captive regulators, and toxic bankers made home mortgages a thrilling business

Explores the origins of the Savings and Loan crisis of the 1980s and draws parallels with the financial crisis of 2008, arguing that the failure to regulate banks combined with the laxness of regulators contributed to the crises and are problems that still persist today.

Dec 7, 2016
Muslims and the making of America by Hussain, Amir, 1965- Muslims and the making of America

"There has never been an America without Muslims"--so begins Amir Hussain, one of the most important scholars and teachers of Islam in America. Hussain, who is himself an American Muslim, contends tat Muslims played an essential role in the creation and cultivation of the United States. In Muslims and the Making of America, Hussain directly address the stereotypes of Muslims following 9/11 and terrorism. Far from undermining America, Islam and Americaqn Muslims have been, and continue to be, imp

Dec 7, 2016
Kicking sick - your go-to guide for thriving with chronic health conditions by Kurtz, Amy, author. Kicking sick - your go-to guide for thriving with chronic health conditions

"Sick of being sick? Time to get well and thrive! Are you living your dreams--or has a chronic medical issue taken over your life? Amy Kurtz gets it. From her teens to her twenties, she has known as "the sick chick" -- and lived with the shame, fear, and frustration that comes with the label. With the medical and personal support, she radically improved her health. Today, she's dedicated to helping you live well regardless of your health situation. This much-needed resource gives you exper

Dec 7, 2016
Freeform crochet with confidence - unlock the secrets of freeform crochet with 30 fun projects by Meldrum, Carol, author. Freeform crochet with confidence - unlock the secrets of freeform crochet with 30 fun projects

Dec 7, 2016
Finding God when the world's on fire - strength & faith for dangerous times by Swindoll, Charles R., author. Finding God when the world's on fire - strength & faith for dangerous times

Dec 7, 2016
The way of the writer - reflections on the art and craft of storytelling by Johnson, Charles, 1948- author. The way of the writer - reflections on the art and craft of storytelling

"Organized into six accessible, easy-to-navigate sections, The Way of the Writer is both a literary reflection on the creative impulse and a utilitarian guide to the writing process. Johnson shares his lessons and exercises from the classroom, starting with word choice, sentence structure, and narrative voice, and delving into the mechanics of scene, dialogue, plot and storytelling before exploring the larger questions at stake for the serious writer. What separates literature from industrial fi

Dec 6, 2016
Long road to hard truth - the 100 year mission to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture by Wilkins, Robert Leon, 1963- author. Long road to hard truth - the 100 year mission to create the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Dec 6, 2016
Jump - take the leap of faith to achieve your life of abundance by Harvey, Steve, 1956- author. Jump - take the leap of faith to achieve your life of abundance

"The number-one New York Times bestselling author shares the secret of his success and teaches you how to achieve the blessed full life that belongs to you,"--Amazon.com.

Dec 6, 2016
The feud - Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship by Beam, Alex, author. The feud - Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson, and the end of a beautiful friendship

"In 1940 Edmund Wilson was the undisputed big dog of American letters. Vladimir Nabokov was a near-penniless Russian exile seeking asylum in the States. Wilson became a mentor to Nabokov, introducing him to every editor of note, assigning reviews for The New Republic, engineering a Guggenheim. Their intimate friendship blossomed over a shared interest in all things Russian, ruffled a bit by political disagreements. But then came Lolita, and suddenly Nabokov was the big (and very rich) dog. Final

Dec 6, 2016
Doctor Who psychology - a madman with a box. by Doctor Who psychology - a madman with a box.

"This compendium of nineteen essays offers a fascinating analysis of the psychology behind the long running sci-fi television show"--Back cover.

Dec 6, 2016

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