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The complete idiot's guide to alchemy by Hauck, Dennis William, author.

The complete idiot's guide to alchemy

Where else can one combine chemistry and philosophy to turn base metal into gold while discovering a magical elixir to prolong life? Here's a simple and straightforward guide to alchemy that explains its basic principles. Written by one of the world's few practicing alchemists, it's a concise reference guide that provides easy-to-follow information so that anybody can be a wizard-in-training.

Aug 31, 2015
The consolations of philosophy by De Botton, Alain.

The consolations of philosophy

The author attempts to make philosophy useful by using the great philosophers to heal a variety of psychic ailments.

Aug 31, 2015
The cowboy's cookbook - recipes and tales from campfires, cookouts, and chuck wagons by Monahan, Sherry.

The cowboy's cookbook - recipes and tales from campfires, cookouts, and chuck wagons

Aug 27, 2015
The curator's handbook - museums, commercial galleries, independent spaces by George, Adrian, 1944- author.

The curator's handbook - museums, commercial galleries, independent spaces

"The Curator’s Handbook is the essential handbook for curators and curatorial students, mapping every stage of the process of putting on an exhibition, no matter how traditional the venue, from initial idea to final installation. An introduction explores curatorial work from its origins in the seventeenth century onward and outlines the various roles of the curator today. Twelve chapters then trace the various stages of the exhibition process in clear, informative language and using helpful diag

Aug 25, 2015
The earth-sheltered house - an architect's sketchbook by Wells, Malcolm, 1926-2009, author.

The earth-sheltered house - an architect's sketchbook

Aug 31, 2015
The emperor of water clocks - poems by Komunyakaa, Yusef.

The emperor of water clocks - poems

"The new collection from Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, featuring his signature jazz-like phrasing and insistent inquiry into the structures and struggles of power"--

Aug 27, 2015
The End of Me - Where Real Life in the Upside-down Ways of Jesus Begins by Idleman, Kyle

The End of Me - Where Real Life in the Upside-down Ways of Jesus Begins

Aug 31, 2015
The engaged leader - a strategy for your digital transformation by Li, Charlene, author.

The engaged leader - a strategy for your digital transformation

"Technology has revolutionized the very idea and nature of relationships between leaders and their followers. Yet, many leaders remain stuck at arms-length from those they lead and serve, relying on specialized teams to interact with customers, their direct reports to keep tabs on how employees are doing, and on the digital natives in their organization to stay abreast of new technologies. Now, in The Engaged Leader: A Strategy for Your Digital Transformation, Li helps leaders adapt to the deman

Aug 25, 2015
The essential guide to color knitting techniques / Multicolor Yarns, Plain and Textured Stripes, Entrelac and Double Knitting, Stranding and Intarsia, Mosaic and Shadow Knitting, 150 Color Patterns by Radcliffe, Margaret (Margaret K. K.).

The essential guide to color knitting techniques / Multicolor Yarns, Plain and Textured Stripes, Entrelac and Double Knitting, Stranding and Intarsia, Mosaic and Shadow Knitting, 150 Color Patterns

Aug 27, 2015
The expectant father - the ultimate guide for dads-to-be by Brott, Armin A.

The expectant father - the ultimate guide for dads-to-be

"An expanded and updated month-to-month guide to the emotional, financial, and physical changes the father-to-be may experience during his partner's pregnancy"--

Aug 27, 2015
The face that changed it all by Johnson, Beverly, 1952-

The face that changed it all

In her revelatory and redemptive memoir, Beverly Johnson, the first African American supermodel to grace the cover of Vogue, recounts her career in her own passionate and deeply honest voice. She chronicles her childhood as a studious, and sometimes bullied, bookworm during the sixties. She left college to pursue modeling and a successful three-decade career followed. Amid glamorous tales of the hard partying of the 1970s and Hollywood during the eighties, she details her many encounters and fri

Aug 28, 2015
The genius of opposites - how introverts and extroverts achieve extraordinary results together by Kahnweiler, Jennifer B.

The genius of opposites - how introverts and extroverts achieve extraordinary results together

"FDR and Eleanor. Mick and Keith. Jobs and Woz. There are countless examples of introvert-extrovert partnerships who make brilliant products, create great works of art, and even change history together. But these partnerships don't just happen. They demand wise nurturing. The key, says bestselling author Jennifer Kahnweiler, is for opposites to stop emphasizing their differences and use approaches that focus them both on moving toward results. Kahnweiler's first-of-its-kind practical five-step p

Aug 25, 2015
The genius of the system - Hollywood filmmaking in the studio era by Schatz, Thomas, 1948-

The genius of the system - Hollywood filmmaking in the studio era

Aug 27, 2015
The good life - Helen and Scott Nearing's sixty years of self-sufficient living by Nearing, Helen.

The good life - Helen and Scott Nearing's sixty years of self-sufficient living

The authors recount how they created a lifestyle based on self-reliance, good health, and a minimum of cash.

Aug 26, 2015
The great divide by Grace, Stephen, author.

The great divide

"Written by Stephen Grace, the companion book to The Great Divide, a film by Havey Productions, is a sweeping, magnificently illustrated story of Colorado water from the region's first inhabitants to the incoming settlers and developers to modern environmentalists"--

Aug 25, 2015
The Habit of Being - Letters of Flannery O'Connor by Fitzgerald, Sally (EDT)

The Habit of Being - Letters of Flannery O'Connor

Aug 31, 2015
The hop grower's handbook - the essential guide for sustainable, small-scale production for home and market by Eyck, Laura A. Ten, author.

The hop grower's handbook - the essential guide for sustainable, small-scale production for home and market

Aug 31, 2015
The Hot l Baltimore - a play by Wilson, Lanford, 1937-2011.

The Hot l Baltimore - a play

Aug 28, 2015
The island of the colorblind ; and, Cycad island by Sacks, Oliver W.

The island of the colorblind ; and, Cycad island

The author describes his journey to islands of the Pacific where the natives displayed unusual concentrations of diseases

Aug 31, 2015
The last love song - a biography of Joan Didion by Daugherty, Tracy, author.

The last love song - a biography of Joan Didion

Explores the life of the distinguished American author and journalist, following Didion's life as a young woman in Sacramento to her adult life as a writer interviewing those who know and knew her personally.

Aug 31, 2015