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Ten restaurants that changed America by Freedman, Paul, 1949- author. Ten restaurants that changed America

Sep 22, 2016
Terminated for reasons of taste - other ways to hear essential and inessential music by Eddy, Chuck, author. Terminated for reasons of taste - other ways to hear essential and inessential music

Sep 23, 2016
Terra preta - how the world's most fertile soil can help reverse climate change and reduce world hunger - with instructions on how to make this soil at home by Scheub, Ute. Terra preta - how the world's most fertile soil can help reverse climate change and reduce world hunger - with instructions on how to make this soil at home

"Terra preta, meaning "black earth" in Portuguese, is a very dark, fertile soil first made by the original inhabitants of the Amazon Basin at least 2,500 years ago. According to a growing community of international scientists, this ancient soil, sometimes referred to as biochar, could solve two of the greatest problems facing the world: climate change and the hunger crisis. This comprehensive book condenses everything we know about terra preta and provides instructions for how to make it. Both p

Sep 22, 2016
The American war in Vietnam - crime or commemoration? by Marciano, J. D, author. The American war in Vietnam - crime or commemoration?

Sep 28, 2016
The anatomy of violence - the biological roots of crime by Raine, Adrian. The anatomy of violence - the biological roots of crime

"Provocative and timely: a pioneering neurocriminologist introduces the latest biological research into the causes of--and potential cures for--criminal behavior. A leading criminologist who specializes in the neuroscience behind criminal behavior, Adrian Raine introduces a wide range of new scientific research into the origins and nature of violence and criminal behavior. He explains how impairments to areas of the brain that control our ability to experience fear, make decisions, and feel empa

Sep 28, 2016
The art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Gallo, Leah, author. The art of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Shares stills, behind the scenes images, and visual effects concepts from the film, as well as insights from the cast and crew.

Sep 28, 2016
The art of paper flowers - creating realistic blossoms from ordinary papers by Pearce, Bobby, 1961- author. The art of paper flowers - creating realistic blossoms from ordinary papers

Sep 22, 2016
The autoimmune fix - how to stop the hidden autoimmune damage that keeps you sick, fat, and tired before it turns into disease by O'Bryan, Tom, author. The autoimmune fix - how to stop the hidden autoimmune damage that keeps you sick, fat, and tired before it turns into disease

"Millions of people suffer from autoimmunity whether they know it or not. The root cause of most weight gain, brain and mood problems, and fatigue, autoimmunity can take years; or even decades; for symptoms and a clear diagnosis to arise. Through years of research, Dr. Tom O'Bryan has discovered that autoimmunity is actually a spectrum, and many people experiencing general malaise are already on it. And while autoimmune diseases, such as Alzheimer's, Multiple Sclerosis, osteoporosis, diabetes, a

Sep 22, 2016
The beginner's guide to divination - learn the secrets of astrology, numerology, tarot, and palm reading--and predict your future. by Adams Media (COR) The beginner's guide to divination - learn the secrets of astrology, numerology, tarot, and palm reading--and predict your future.

Introduces the divinatory arts of astrology, numerology, tarot, and palm reading and teaches how to use each to predict the future.

Sep 28, 2016
The Beltway Bible - a totally serious A-Z guide to our no-good, corrupt, incompetent, terrible, depressing, and sometimes hilarious government by Nelson, Eliot, author. The Beltway Bible - a totally serious A-Z guide to our no-good, corrupt, incompetent, terrible, depressing, and sometimes hilarious government

"How is legislation crafted? How do you lose an election? What do "bundler," "quorum call" and "omnibus" mean? Why do some of the White House's most important meetings occur at a Starbucks? Why are Washington insiders obsessed with something called JumboSlice? What, exactly, is a "skintern?" Eliot Nelson, one of Washington's funniest and most admired young journalists, knows how the sausage factory works and his new book, The Beltway Bible, is every citizen's must-have owner's manual. Arranged f

Sep 28, 2016
The bestseller code - anatomy of the blockbuster novel by Archer, Jodie. The bestseller code - anatomy of the blockbuster novel

"What if there was an algorithm that could predict which novels become mega-bestsellers? Are books like Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code and Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl the Gladwellian outliers of publishing? The Bestseller Code boldly claims that the New York Times bestsellers in fiction are predictable and that it's possible to know with 97% certainty if a manuscript is likely to hit number one on the list as opposed to numbers two through fifteen. The algorithm does exist; the code has been cracke

Sep 28, 2016
The big bad world of concept art for video games - an insider's guide for students by Lilly, Eliott, author. The big bad world of concept art for video games - an insider's guide for students

This is a comprehensive book that gives aspiring artists an honest, informative, and concise look at what it takes to become a concept artist in the video game industry. Author Eliott Lilly uses his own student work as a teaching tool along with personal experiences to help you on your journey. From finding the right school and getting the most out of your education, to preparing your portfolio and landing your first job, the advice and strategies Eliott offers are organized for easy reference a

Sep 28, 2016
The Biggest Book of Horoscopes Ever - Learn More About Your Future and Past With This Extraordinary Collection of Astrological Readings by MacGregor, Trish The Biggest Book of Horoscopes Ever - Learn More About Your Future and Past With This Extraordinary Collection of Astrological Readings

Sep 28, 2016
The birth of a nation - Nat Turner and the making of a movement by The birth of a nation - Nat Turner and the making of a movement

"This official tie-in to the highly acclaimed film, The Birth of a Nation, surveys the history and legacy of Nat Turner, the leader of one of the most renowned slave rebellions on American soil, while also exploring Turner's relevance to contemporary dialogues on race relations. Beautifully illustrated with stills from the movie and original illustrations, the book also features an essay by writer/director, Nate Parker, contributions by members of the cast and crew, and commentary by educator Br

Sep 28, 2016
The bitch is back - older, wiser, and (getting) happier by The bitch is back - older, wiser, and (getting) happier

"More than a decade after the New York Times bestselling anthology The Bitch in the House spoke up loud and clear for a generation of young women, nine of the original contributors are back--along with sixteen captivating new voices--sharing their ruminations from an older, stronger, and wiser perspective about love, sex, work, family, independence, body-image, health, and aging: the critical flash points of women's lives today."--Jacket flap.

Sep 28, 2016
The Black Panthers - portraits from an unfinished revolution by The Black Panthers - portraits from an unfinished revolution

"October 2016 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the founding of the Black Panther Party. Photojournalist Bryan Shih, who has been interviewing and taking portraits of the surviving Panthers around the country for years, has partnered with Yohuru Williams, dean and history professor at Fairfield University, to deliver the definitive celebration of the Black Panthers. Part oral history, part scrapbook, this is a beautifully produced book of forty-five black-and-white portraits of the Panthers toda

Sep 23, 2016
The body in pain - the making and unmaking of the world by Scarry, Elaine. The body in pain - the making and unmaking of the world

Part philosophical meditation, part cultural critique, this work explores the nature of physical suffering. Elaine Scarry bases her study on a wide range of sources: literature and art, medical case histories, documents on torture compiled by Amnesty International, legal transcripts of personal injury trials, and military and strategic writings by such figures as Clausewitz, Churchill, Liddell Hart, and Henry Kissinger. Scarry begins with the fact of pain's inexpressibility. Not only is physical

Sep 22, 2016
The book of destinies - discover the life you were born to live by Parkyn, Chetan, 1951- author. The book of destinies - discover the life you were born to live

Sep 28, 2016
The book of dog magic - spells, charms & tales by Sophia, 1955- author. The book of dog magic - spells, charms & tales

Sep 28, 2016
The book of joy - lasting happiness in a changing world by Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho, Dalai Lama XIV, 1935- author. The book of joy - lasting happiness in a changing world

Two leading spiritual masters share their wisdom about living with joy even in the face of adversity, sharing personal stories and teachings about the science of profound happiness and the daily practices that anchor their emotional and spiritual lives.

Sep 22, 2016