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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
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 28, 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
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 28, 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 28, 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
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
Weapon - a visual history of arms and armour by Holmes, Richard, 1946-2011, consultant, writer of foreword.

Weapon - a visual history of arms and armour

With a spectacular illustrated journey through 4,000 years of weaponry, Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armour is the most comprehensive visual reference charting the history of arms and armour worldwide. Follow the evolution of weaponry from stone maces to machine-guns, and discover the brutal history of the warriors who wielded them. Drawing extensively on the treasures of the Royal Armouries Museum, this fully updated guide uniquely details the date, weight, size, and country of origin o

May 23, 2016
Weight training without injury- over 350 step-by-step pictures including what not to do! by Stellabotte, Fred

Weight training without injury- over 350 step-by-step pictures including what not to do!

May 28, 2016
When someone you know has depression - words to say and things to do by Noonan, Susan J., 1953- author.

When someone you know has depression - words to say and things to do

"Following on the success of Managing Your Depression, Susan Noonan's new book is for family members and friends of people with depression or bipolar disorder. A certified peer specialist at McLean Hospital (a comprehensive psychiatric hospital affiliated with Harvard University), Susan draws on her experiences providing support and education for those living with or caring for a person who has a mood disorder. A family member who has a mood disorder affects the entire family. Further, family me

May 28, 2016
When women were birds - fifty-four variations on voice by Williams, Terry Tempest.

When women were birds - fifty-four variations on voice

In fifty-four chapters that unfold like a series of yoga poses, each with its own logic and beauty, Williams (beloved author of "Refuge") creates a lyrical and caring meditation of the mystery of her mother's journals .. and what it means to have a voicebeyond a selfless existence informed by children and a husband.

May 28, 2016
Women I want to grow old with - grow old together with courage, health, and attitude by Lofren, Diane Gage.

Women I want to grow old with - grow old together with courage, health, and attitude

May 24, 2016
Words for Pictures - the Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels by Bendis, Brian Michael.

Words for Pictures - the Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

Step-by-step lessons teach comics writing hopefuls everything they'll need to take their ideas from script to dynamic sequential art. The book's complete coverage exposes the most effective methods for crafting comic scripts, showcases insights from Bendis's fellow creators, reveals business secrets all would-be comics writers must know, and challenges readers with exercises to jumpstart their own graphic novel writing success.

May 28, 2016
Wouldn't it be nice- my own story by Wilson, Brian

Wouldn't it be nice- my own story

May 28, 2016
X child stars - where are they now? by Garver, Kathy, 1945- author.

X child stars - where are they now?

"Contains basic biographical information, rare photos, and interesting trivia about child stars, shows, networks, and the times that defined the shows. The book spans sixty years of television history"--

May 23, 2016
You are a complete disappointment - a triumphant memoir of failed expectations by Edison, Mike, 1964- author.

You are a complete disappointment - a triumphant memoir of failed expectations

It begins with a child's hunger for love and acceptance and continues through years of withering criticism, perverse expectations, and unfounded competition from a narcissistic father who couldn't tolerate his son's happiness and libertine spirit. In the end, the author unravels a relationship that could never be fixed -- but perhaps didn't need to be.

May 28, 2016
You don't have to be a shark - creating your own success by Herjavec, Robert, 1962- author.

You don't have to be a shark - creating your own success

"Many people assume that effective sales ability demands a unique personality and an aggressive attitude. It's not true, and Robert Herjavec is proof. Known as the "Nice Shark" on the ABC's Emmy Award-winning hit show SHARK TANK, Robert Herjavec is lovedby viewers, who respond to his affable nature. He has developed an honest and genuine approach to life and selling that has set him apart from his cut-throat colleagues, and rewarded him with a degree of wealth measured in hundreds of millions of

May 28, 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 28, 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 28, 2016
Your kid's a brat and it's all your fault by Glickman, Elaine Rose, author.

Your kid's a brat and it's all your fault

"In this wise and informative parenting guide, Elaine Rose Glickman shows readers how loving your kid enough to be the boss will result in happier, healthier, and much easier-to-be-around children! You've seen them--kids running wild through restaurants while the parents avert their gaze and order another cappuccino. You've heard them--kids telling their parents to "shut up" and "get me that." You've met them--kids who dress inappropriately and roll their eyes and never say thank you. Maybe

May 28, 2016