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Owls - our most charming bird by Sewell, Matt.

Owls - our most charming bird

An illustrated guide to 50 of the world's owl species combines pop-up watercolors with lively, irreverent descriptions celebrating the unique characters of tiny elf owls, huge Eurasian eagle owls, elegant horned owls and other examples. --Publisher.

May 26, 2016
Night sky with exit wounds by Vuong, Ocean, 1988- author.

Night sky with exit wounds

May 26, 2016
The next pandemic - on the front lines against humankind's gravest dangers by Khan, Ali, MD, author.

The next pandemic - on the front lines against humankind's gravest dangers

"A former director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response (PHPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lays out his theories on when, where and how the next major disease outbreak will arrive,"--NoveList.

May 26, 2016
Trash talks - revelations in the rubbish by Spelman, Elizabeth V., author.

Trash talks - revelations in the rubbish

May 26, 2016
African American writing - a literary approach by Sollors, Werner.

African American writing - a literary approach

May 26, 2016
Anatomy & 100 stretching exercises for cycling by Albir, Guillermo Seijas.

Anatomy & 100 stretching exercises for cycling

Addresses the specific needs of cyclists, bringing together information on the most recent studies of the effects on flexibility on cycling.

May 26, 2016
Your idea starts here - 77 mind-expanding ways to unleash your creativity by Eckert, Carolyn, 1964- author.

Your idea starts here - 77 mind-expanding ways to unleash your creativity

"In "Your Idea Starts Here," graphic designer Carolyn Eckert offers 77 specific questions, techniques, and exercises cleverly combined with fascinating infographics and other visuals to jump-start creative thinking."--Provided by publisher.

May 26, 2016
You were always mom's favorite! - sisters in conversation throughout their lives by Tannen, Deborah.

You were always mom's favorite! - sisters in conversation throughout their lives

Explores the connections among sisters throughout their childhood years into adulthood, including competitiveness, age differences, and lifelong friendships.

May 26, 2016
A year of spiritual companionship - 52 weeks of wisdom for a life of gratitude, balance, and happiness by Kernion, Anne Kertz, 1958- author.

A year of spiritual companionship - 52 weeks of wisdom for a life of gratitude, balance, and happiness

May 26, 2016
The year of living biblically - one man's humble quest to follow the Bible as literally as possible [with Reading Group guide] by Jacobs, A. J., 1968-, author

The year of living biblically - one man's humble quest to follow the Bible as literally as possible [with Reading Group guide]

Raised in a secular family but interested in the relevance of faith in our modern world, A.J. Jacobs decides to attempt to obey the Bible as literally as possible for one full year. He vows to follow the Ten Commandments. To be fruitful and multiply. To love his neighbor. But also to obey the hundreds of less publicized rules: to avoid wearing clothes made of mixed fibers; to stone adulterers. The resulting spiritual journey is at once funny and profound, reverent and irreverent, personal and un

May 26, 2016
Boy with thorn by Laurentiis, Rickey, author.

Boy with thorn

In a landscape at once the brutal American South as it is the brutal mind, Boy with Thorn interrogates the genesis of all poetic creation--the imagination itself, questioning what role it plays in both our fascinations with and repulsion from a national history of racial and sexual violence. The personal and political crash into one language here, gothic as it is supple, meditating on visual art and myth, to desire, the practice of lynching and Hurricane Katrina. Always at its center, though, is

May 26, 2016
Breaking Rockefeller - the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire by Doran, Peter B., author.

Breaking Rockefeller - the incredible story of the ambitious rivals who toppled an oil empire

"The author of the popular History of Oil podcast traces the early-20th-century rivalry between John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil and Royal Dutch Shell, describing the origins of partners Marcus Samuel, Jr. and Henri Deterding and how they used respective talents to break Rockefeller's daunting monopoly"--

May 26, 2016
Building blocks by Califano, Diane, author.

Building blocks

May 26, 2016
Charleston syllabus - readings on race, racism, and racial violence by

Charleston syllabus - readings on race, racism, and racial violence

May 26, 2016
Cake - a slice of history by Levene, Alysa, 1976- author.

Cake - a slice of history

Alysa Levene looks at cakes both ancient and modern, from the Fruit Cake, to the Pound Cake, from the ubiquitous birthday cake to the Angel Food Cake, all the way up to competitive baking shows on television and our modern obsession with macaroons and cup cakes. Along the way, she shows how cakes are so much more than just a delicious sugar hit, and reflects on how and why cakes became the food to eat in times of celebration. Cake reflects cultural differences, whether it is the changing role of

May 26, 2016
Best easy day hikes, Shenandoah National Park by Gildart, Robert C.

Best easy day hikes, Shenandoah National Park

May 26, 2016
Berries - the complete guide to cooking with power-packed berries by Pedersen, Stephanie, author.

Berries - the complete guide to cooking with power-packed berries

Berries have found a place among home cooks who wants a convenient, delicious way to add fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and phytonutrients to their diets. Enjoy recipes for: Superfood Purple Smoothie, Blueberry banana oatmeal bread, Goji wild rice bowl, Avocadobeanberry sandwich, Chicken with berry sauce, Curried halibut with raspberry-mango relish, Berry kale quinoa, Flourless PB&B cookies, Lemon berry cornmeal cake, Key Lime avocado berry pie, Healthy berry streusel bars, Quinoa cranberry red

May 26, 2016
The kitchen by

The kitchen

"A cookbook with over 100 vegetarian recipes for the home cook from the studio kitchen of world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson. Discover Featuring over 100 vegetarian recipes cooked at Olafur Eliasson's studio kitchen, these recipes have served as nourishment and source of creative inspiration and communal discussion every day for his staff, artists, and guest collaborators, including Rene´ Redzepi and Alice Waters."--provided by Amazon.com.

May 26, 2016
The Nazi Titanic - the incredible untold story of a doomed ship in World War II by Watson, Robert P., 1962- author.

The Nazi Titanic - the incredible untold story of a doomed ship in World War II

May 26, 2016
Never split the difference - negotiating as if your life depended on it by Voss, Chris, author.

Never split the difference - negotiating as if your life depended on it

"A former international hostage negotiator for the FBI offers a new, field-tested approach to high-stakes negotiations--whether in the boardroom or at home,"--Amazon.com.

May 26, 2016