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Warning signs - how to protect your kids from becoming victims or perpetrators of violence and aggression by Johnson, Brian D., 1962 October 3-

Warning signs - how to protect your kids from becoming victims or perpetrators of violence and aggression

"Warning Signs provides practical methods to reduce harm to and by children. Doctors Johnson and Berdahl present the most common risk factors and warning signs, along with practical parenting advice and strategies for raising strong, safe kids and protecting them from becoming either perpetrators or victims. They explain how the "old" risk factors--child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, sexual assault, and poverty--have been compounded by new ones in the past 20 years, such as violent media

May 21, 2016
Walking the Himalayas by Wood, Levison, 1982- author.

Walking the Himalayas

Levison Wood's most challenging expedition yet begins along the Silk Road route of Afghanistan and travels 1700 miles through five countries over the course of six months. Following in the footsteps of the great explorers, Wood walks the entire length of the Himalayas in an adventure of survival and endurance. In a personal story of perseverance and discovery, Wood forges bonds with local guides, porters, mountain men, soldiers, farmers, smugglers and shepherds. By travelling on foot, and follow

May 25, 2016
Vision for life - ten steps to natural eyesight improvement by Schneider, Meir, 1954- author.

Vision for life - ten steps to natural eyesight improvement

All parts of the body need exercise for optimal health, and the eyes are no different. Vision for Life presents an approach to eye health for people with 20/20 vision who wish to maintain their perfect vision as well as people who see poorly and would like to improve their eyesight.

May 23, 2016
Veronica's grave - a daughter's memoir by Donsky, Barbara Bracht

Veronica's grave - a daughter's memoir

No one told Barbara Bracht that her mother had died, and she is left a confused child whose blue-collar father is intent upon erasing any memory of her mother. Barbara struggles to keep from being crushed under the weight of family secrets as she comes of age and strives to educate herself, despite her father's stance against women's education.

May 26, 2016
Veronica's Grave - A Daughter's Memoir by Donsky, Barbara Bracht

Veronica's Grave - A Daughter's Memoir

May 21, 2016
Valley walls - a memoir of climbing & living in Yosemite by Denny, Glen.

Valley walls - a memoir of climbing & living in Yosemite

"Before the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall on El Capitan captivated the world, a rag-tag group of innovators build the sport of modern American rock climbing from a makeshift home base in Yosemite's Camp 4. Photographer Glen Denny was a key figure in that Golden Age of climbing, capturing pioneering feats on camera while tackling challenging ascents himself. Now, in prose both exhilarating and poignant, he gives us true tales of colorful characters and a legendary locale, of brotherhood and

May 26, 2016
Vaccine epidemic - how corporate greed, biased science, and coercive government threaten our human rights, our health, and our children by

Vaccine epidemic - how corporate greed, biased science, and coercive government threaten our human rights, our health, and our children

Argues that vaccines are dangerous and that government mandates violate individual rights, shares stories of people injured by vaccinations, and suggests ways to reform the current American health-care system.

May 24, 2016
Unseen city - the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness by Johnson, Nathanael.

Unseen city - the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness

Examines the biodiversity of the animals and insects found in an urban landscape, describing their behavior and the adaptations they have made to survive city life.

May 21, 2016
Unseen city - the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness by Johnson, Nathanael, author.

Unseen city - the majesty of pigeons, the discreet charm of snails & other wonders of the urban wilderness

"Johnson argues that learning to see the world afresh, like a child, shifts the way we think about nature: Instead of something distant and abstract, nature becomes real all at once comical, annoying, and beautiful. This shift can add tremendous value to our lives, and it might just be the first step in saving the world...[C]hapter by chapter, "Unseen City" takes us on a journey that is part nature lesson and part love letter to the world's urban jungles. With the right perspective, a walk to th

May 26, 2016
Under glass - a Victorian obsession by Whitenight, John, author.

Under glass - a Victorian obsession

"An in-depth exploration of a unique segment of the Victorian decorative arts. In 650 beautiful images and fascinating text, many glass domes and the objects displayed under them are revealed and discussed in detail. Items from glorious taxidermy presentations of nature, seashell works, wax flowers and fruit, and even art formed of human hair are studied carefully"--Jacket.

May 23, 2016
Uncontrolled - the surprising payoff of trial-and-error for business, politics, and society by Manzi, Jim.

Uncontrolled - the surprising payoff of trial-and-error for business, politics, and society

Outlines an approach to using applications of the scientific method to address economic and social issues, citing successes in randomized trials and explaining how adjustable experiments have the potential for formulating working solutions.

May 21, 2016
Uncontrolled - the surprising payoff of trial-and-error for business, politics, and society by Manzi, Jim.

Uncontrolled - the surprising payoff of trial-and-error for business, politics, and society

How do we know which social and economic policies work, which should be continued, and which should be changed? Jim Manzi argues that throughout history, various methods have been attempted--except for controlled experimentation. Experiments provide the feedback loop that allows us, in certain limited ways, to identify error in our beliefs as a first step to correcting them. Over the course of the first half of the twentieth century, scientists invented a methodology for executing controlled exp

May 26, 2016
Troubled refuge - struggling for freedom in the Civil War by Manning, Chandra, author.

Troubled refuge - struggling for freedom in the Civil War

May 21, 2016
Tribe - on homecoming and belonging by Junger, Sebastian, author.

Tribe - on homecoming and belonging

"Draws on history, psychology, and anthropology to discuss how the tribal connection--the instinct to belong to small groups with a clear purpose and common understanding--can satisfy the human quest for meaning and belonging,"--NoveList.

May 25, 2016
Trials of the Earth - The True Story of a Pioneer Woman by Hamilton, Mary Mann

Trials of the Earth - The True Story of a Pioneer Woman

May 21, 2016
Trash talks - revelations in the rubbish by Spelman, Elizabeth V., author.

Trash talks - revelations in the rubbish

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

Trash talks - revelations in the rubbish

May 21, 2016
Tong Wars - The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York's Chinatown by Seligman, Scott D.

Tong Wars - The Untold Story of Vice, Money, and Murder in New York's Chinatown

May 21, 2016
Thy neighbor's wife by Talese, Gay.

Thy neighbor's wife

"When first published, Gay Talese's 1981 groundbreaking work, Thy Neighbor's Wife, shocked a nation with its powerful, eye-opening revelations about the sexual activities and proclivities of the American public in the era before AIDS. A marvel of journalistic courage and craft, the book opened a window into a new world built on a new moral foundation, carrying the reader on a remarkable journey from the Playboy Mansion to the Supreme Court, to the backyards and bedrooms of -- the development of

May 26, 2016
Threading my prayer rug - one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim by Rehman, Sabeeha, author.

Threading my prayer rug - one woman's journey from Pakistani Muslim to American Muslim

"This enthralling story of the making of an American is also a timely meditation on religion and culture. Beginning with a sweetly funny, moving account of an arranged marriage in Pakistan that would become a love match lasting forty years, Threading MyPrayer Rug is the story of many journeys: from Pakistan to America, from which her husband-to-be returned to wed and collect her while he completed his medical residency; from masters candidate to young bride and mother; from secular Muslim in an

May 21, 2016