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The national parks coast to coast - the 100 best hikes by Alvarez, Ted, author.

The national parks coast to coast - the 100 best hikes

"Explore the crystal clear waters on the Summit Lakes Trail at Lassen Volcanic National Park, take in the expansive views at Shenandoah National Park's Old Rag Mountain, or traverse the sandstone cliffs at Angel's Landing in Zion National Park. Choose your adventure from any of the forty-four national parks profiled throughout the book. This book delivers jaw-dropping photos, detailed hike descriptions and maps, ranger essays, and more, all of which combine to create an intimate look at the best

May 2, 2016
The network - the battle for the airwaves and the birth of the communications age by Woolley, Scott, author.

The network - the battle for the airwaves and the birth of the communications age

Describes the friendship and partnership between David Sarnoff, the head of RCA, and Edwin Armstrong, the developer of the first amplifier, and how they combined efforts to bring the FM transmitter and modern radio to society and forever change the world.

May 2, 2016
The new Arab wars - uprisings and anarchy in the Middle East by Lynch, Marc, 1969- author.

The new Arab wars - uprisings and anarchy in the Middle East

"Less than twenty-four months after the hope-filled Arab uprising, the popular movement had morphed into a dystopia of resurgent dictators, failed states, and civil wars. Egypt|s epochal transition to democracy ended in a violent military coup. Yemen and Libya collapsed into civil war, while Bahrain erupted in smothering sectarian repression. Syria proved the greatest victim of all, ripped apart by internationally fueled insurgencies and an externally supported, bloody-minded regime. Amidst the

Apr 29, 2016
The new monasticism - an interspiritual manifesto for contemplative living by McEntee, Rory.

The new monasticism - an interspiritual manifesto for contemplative living

Apr 28, 2016
The new prophets of capital by Aschoff, Nicole Marie, 1980- author.

The new prophets of capital

Mythmaking is as central to sustaining our present economy as profit-making. In the 1980s, Thatcher and Reagan's stories about welfare queens, greedy workers and the beauty of the free market cleared the way for an assault on organized labor that led to the boom times of the 1990s. With severe environmental degradation, breathtaking inequality, lousy job prospects and increasing alienation among youth today, capitalism would seem to have come up against its own contradictions. Yet in this moment

Apr 28, 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.

Apr 29, 2016
The PDR pocket guide to prescription drugs. by

The PDR pocket guide to prescription drugs.

"Based on the Physicians' Desk Reference, the most highly trusted drug information references for more than 66 years, The PDR Pocket Guide to Prescription Drugs is an A to Z listing of more than 1,000 brand-name and generic drugs, all based on FDA-approved information. The guide answers frequently asked questions such as: Why was this drug prescribed for me? What are the benefits and risks of taking this drug? Are there any side effects I should watch for? What questions should I ask my doctor a

Apr 29, 2016
The plant lover's guide to hardy geraniums by Parer, Robin, author.

The plant lover's guide to hardy geraniums

Hardy geraniums are a mainstay of the garden, treasured as much for their handsome foliage and easy-going nature as for their charming flowers, which range fro pure white to pink, rose, magenta, lilac, violet, and blue. Whether you're looking for a groundcover, a shade-lover, a rock-garden specimen, or a border beauty, you'll find it here, along with expert advice on cultivation , design, and propagation. Robin Parer is the owner of Geraniaceae, a mail-order nursery specializing in members of

Apr 28, 2016
The power of the other - the startling effect other people have on you, from the boardroom to the bedroom and beyond-- and what to do about it by Cloud, Henry, author.

The power of the other - the startling effect other people have on you, from the boardroom to the bedroom and beyond-- and what to do about it

Most leadership coaching focuses on helping leaders build their skills and knowledge and close performance gaps. These are necessary, but not sufficient. Using evidence from neuroscience and his work with leaders, Dr. Henry Cloud shows that the best performers draw on another vital resource: personal and professional relationships that fuel growth and help them surpass current limits. Popular wisdom suggests that we should not allow others to have power over us, but the reality is that they do,

May 2, 2016
The Presidents and the Constitution - a living history by

The Presidents and the Constitution - a living history

May 2, 2016
The quick and easy college cookbook. by

The quick and easy college cookbook.

Apr 28, 2016
The quotidian mysteries - laundry, liturgy, and "women's work" by Norris, Kathleen, 1947-

The quotidian mysteries - laundry, liturgy, and "women's work"

The bestselling author of The Cloister Walk reflects on the sanctifying possibilities of everyday work and how God is present in worship and liturgy as well as in ordinary life. Definitely not "for women only."

May 2, 2016
The quotidian mysteries - laundry, liturgy, and "women's work" by Norris, Kathleen, 1947-

The quotidian mysteries - laundry, liturgy, and "women's work"

Apr 29, 2016
The rarest bird in the world - the search for the Nechisar nightjar by Head, Vernon R. L., 1967- author.

The rarest bird in the world - the search for the Nechisar nightjar

"In 1990, a group of Cambridge scientists arrived at the Plains of Nechisar in Ethiopia. On that expedition, they collected more than two dozen specimens and saw more than three hundred species of birds plus a plethora of rare butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles, mammals, and plants. As they were gathering up their findings, a wing of an unidentified bird was packed into a brown paper bag. It was to become the most famous wing in the world. This wing would set the world of science aflutter. Exper

Apr 26, 2016
The rise and fall of nations - forces of change in the post-crisis world by Sharma, Ruchir, author.

The rise and fall of nations - forces of change in the post-crisis world

A reevaluation of economics as a practical art form distills economics into ten succinct rules whole discussing how to recognize political, economic, and social changes that affect everyday life.

Apr 29, 2016
The Romanovs - 1613-1918 by Sebag Montefiore, Simon, 1965- author.

The Romanovs - 1613-1918

May 2, 2016
The science of getting rich - the original classic by Wattles, W. D., 1860-1911.

The science of getting rich - the original classic

As featured in the best-selling book The Secret, here is the landmark guide to wealth creation republished with his personal self-help book The Science of Being Great. In both books Wattles describes a definite science of wealth attraction and they are widely regarded as the forerunners of every personal finance and self-help book ever written.

Apr 29, 2016
The science of growth - how Facebook beat Friendster--and how nine other startups left the rest in the dust by Ammirati, Sean, author.

The science of growth - how Facebook beat Friendster--and how nine other startups left the rest in the dust

"The lean entrepreneurship movement has captivated Silicon Valley and entrepreneurs across the country. It's provided an agile framework to develop the right product solution for a given target market, and is now used by almost every fledgling company to do just that. The next challenge is growth - to achieve the financial returns and, more importantly, the impact they dreamed of when starting off on their adventure. Why do some companies realize the VC's goal of a 10x return on investment, whil

Apr 29, 2016
The Secret Language of the Heart - How to Use Music, Sound, and Vibration as Tools for Healing and Personal Transformation by Goldstein, Barry/ Dispenza, Joe, Dr. (FRW)

The Secret Language of the Heart - How to Use Music, Sound, and Vibration as Tools for Healing and Personal Transformation

May 2, 2016
The Shetland bus - a WWII epic of escape, survival, and adventure by Howarth, David Armine, 1912-1991.

The Shetland bus - a WWII epic of escape, survival, and adventure

Apr 26, 2016