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As if! - the oral history of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling, the cast, and the crew by Chaney, Jen

As if! - the oral history of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling, the cast, and the crew

"Will we ever get tired of watching Cher navigate Beverly Hills high school and discover true love in the movie Clueless? As if! Written by Amy Heckerling and starring Alicia Silverstone, Clueless is an enduring comedy classic that remains one of the most streamed movies on Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes even twenty years after its release. Inspired by Jane Austen's Emma, Clueless is an everlasting pop culture staple. In the first book of its kind, Jen Chaney has compiled an oral history of the mak

Jul 27, 2015
Atlas of science - visualizing what we know by Börner, Katy.

Atlas of science - visualizing what we know

"Presents more than thirty full-page science maps, fifty data charts, a timeline of science-mapping milestones, and 500 color images, which serve as a sumptuous visual index to the evolution of modern science and as an introduction to 'the science of science'--charting the trajectory from scientific concept to published results."--

Jul 29, 2015
Audrey at home - memories of my mother's kitchen with recipes, photographs, and personal stories by Dotti, Luca, 1970- author.

Audrey at home - memories of my mother's kitchen with recipes, photographs, and personal stories

Jul 28, 2015
Ball of fire - the tumultuous life and comic art of Lucille Ball by Kanfer, Stefan.

Ball of fire - the tumultuous life and comic art of Lucille Ball

A portrait of the comic icon discusses her lonely childhood, discovery of her comedic talents, marriage to and divorce from Desi Arnaz, runaway success on the "I Love Lucy" show, and her painful final years.

Jul 31, 2015
Barbarian days - a surfing life by Finnegan, William, author.

Barbarian days - a surfing life

Describes the author's experiences as a lifelong surfer, from his early years in Honolulu through his culturally sophisticated pursuits of perfect waves in some of the world's most exotic locales.

Jul 27, 2015
Beaded lace knitting - techniques & 24 beaded lace designs for shawls, scarves & more by Allis, Anniken.

Beaded lace knitting - techniques & 24 beaded lace designs for shawls, scarves & more

Presents instructions for lace knitting and bead attachment, with twenty-five patterns for different skill levels for making such items as shawls, cowls, scarves, cardigans, and fingerless gloves.

Jul 31, 2015
Beautiful Braiding Made Easy - Using Kumihimo Disks and Plates by Deighan, Helen

Beautiful Braiding Made Easy - Using Kumihimo Disks and Plates

Jul 31, 2015
Being and nothingness - a phenomenological essay on ontology by Sartre, Jean Paul, 1905-

Being and nothingness - a phenomenological essay on ontology

Sartre explains the theory of existential psychoanalysis in this treatise on human reality

Jul 31, 2015
Being Berlusconi - the rise and fall from cosa nostra to bunga bunga by Day, Michael, 1966-

Being Berlusconi - the rise and fall from cosa nostra to bunga bunga

"People from all walks of life are appalled and fascinated in equal measure by the stratospheric political career of the tycoon and three-time Italian Prime Minister. Michael Day provides an in depth look at the life and crimes of the shameless media mogul until his nine lives ran out and he faced definitive conviction which signaled his irreversible decline. He tells the story of a bright and ambitious man from a lower-middle class family who shook off his humble origins and rose to become rich

Jul 27, 2015
Better - how I let go of control, held on to hope, and found joy in my darkest hour by Robach, Amy.

Better - how I let go of control, held on to hope, and found joy in my darkest hour

""I have breast cancer." When Good Morning America anchor Amy Robach revealed her shocking diagnosis on live television in November 2013, the seasoned news reporter embarked on the most difficult and illuminating journey of her life. In this intimate memoir, she retraces the twelve months following her brave announcement and speaks candidly, for the first time, about how her illness impacted her family life and her marriage, tapped into her deepest fears and strengths, and transformed her in way

Jul 31, 2015
Between the world and me by Coates, Ta-Nehisi, author.

Between the world and me

"For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear ... In [this book], Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, wheth

Jul 27, 2015
Beyond Measure - Overcoming Our Obsession With Testing, Homework, and College Rankings to Redefine Success by Abeles, Vicki

Beyond Measure - Overcoming Our Obsession With Testing, Homework, and College Rankings to Redefine Success

Jul 31, 2015
Black flags - the rise of ISIS by Warrick, Joby.

Black flags - the rise of ISIS

"In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian prison and spread with the unwitting aid of two American presidents. When the government of Jordan granted amnesty to a group of political prisoners in 1999, it little realized that among them was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a terrorist mastermind and soon the architect of an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. In Blac

Jul 31, 2015
Black ice - the Val James story by James, Valmore, author.

Black ice - the Val James story

Jul 31, 2015
Blue highways - a journey into America by Heat Moon, William Least.

Blue highways - a journey into America

Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads. William Least-Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get on the map--if they get on at all--only because some cartographer has a blank space to fill: Remote, Oregon; Simplicity, Virginia; New Freedom, Pennsylvania; New Hope, Tennessee; Why, Arizona; Whynot Mississippi." His adventures,

Jul 28, 2015
BMF - the rise and fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family by Shalhoup, Mara.

BMF - the rise and fall of Big Meech and the Black Mafia Family

Examines the notorious Black Mafia Family, showing how its street cred and drug distribution helped launch the careers of several popular hip hop artists, until the crime organization's desire for more led to its downfall.

Jul 31, 2015
Bog Bodies Uncovered - Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery by Aldhouse-Green, Miranda

Bog Bodies Uncovered - Solving Europe's Ancient Mystery

Jul 31, 2015
Brady Vs. Manning - The Untold Story of the Rivalry That Transformed the NFL by Myers, Gary

Brady Vs. Manning - The Untold Story of the Rivalry That Transformed the NFL

Jul 31, 2015
Breakaway by Morgan, Alex (Alexandra Patricia), 1989-

Breakaway

The Olympic gold medal-winning soccer player details her path to success, from her childhood in California to her time on the United States' National team.

Jul 31, 2015
Breaking the habit of being yourself - how to lose your mind and create a new one by Dispenza, Joe, 1962-

Breaking the habit of being yourself - how to lose your mind and create a new one

Argues that all human beings have the power within them to overcome predisposed beliefs and habits to make significant changes in life, and provides step-by-step tools to make such changes using understandings between science and spirituality.

Jul 31, 2015