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We gon' be alright - notes on race and resegregation by Chang, Jeff, author. We gon' be alright - notes on race and resegregation

"In his most recent book, Who We Be, Jeff Chang looked at how art and culture effected massive social changes in American society. Since the book was published, the country has been gripped by waves of racial discord, most notably the protests in Ferguson, Missouri. In these highly relevant, powerful essays, Chang examines some of the most contentious issues in the current discussion of race and inequality. Built around a central essay looking at the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement and t

Sep 22, 2016
Weekend Wraps - 18 Quick Knit Cowls, Scarves & Shawls by Macdonald, Cecily Glowik/ Labarre, Melissa Weekend Wraps - 18 Quick Knit Cowls, Scarves & Shawls

Sep 27, 2016
Welcome to the universe - an astrophysical tour by Tyson, Neil deGrasse. Welcome to the universe - an astrophysical tour

Welcome to the Universe is a personal guided tour of the cosmos by three of today's leading astrophysicists. Inspired by the enormously popular introductory astronomy course that Neil deGrasse Tyson, Michael A. Strauss, and J. Richard Gott taught together at Princeton, this book covers it all--from planets, stars, and galaxies to black holes, wormholes, and time travel. Describing the latest discoveries in astrophysics, the informative and entertaining narrative propels you from our home solar s

Sep 21, 2016
What if this is heaven? - how our cultural myths prevent us from experiencing heaven on earth by Moorjani, Anita, 1959- author. What if this is heaven? - how our cultural myths prevent us from experiencing heaven on earth

"Following her near-death experience as shared in the New York Times bestseller Dying to Be Me, Anita Moorjani knows well the truths that exist beyond common knowledge and acceptance. The clarity she has gained has led her to further understand who she was born to be. Part of that truth has involved contemplating the cultural myths infused into our everyday lives. Passed down from generation to generation, these myths are pervasive and influential. From the belief we reap what we sow to the idea

Sep 23, 2016
When in French - love in a second language by Collins, Lauren (Journalist) When in French - love in a second language

"A language barrier is no match for love. Lauren Collins discovered this firsthand when, in her early thirties, she moved to London and fell for a Frenchman named Olivier--a surprising turn of events for someone who didn't have a passport until she was in college. But what does it mean to love someone in a second language? Collins wonders, as her relationship with Olivier continues to grow entirely in English. Are there things she doesn't understand about Olivier, having never spoken to him in h

Sep 21, 2016
When Paris sizzled - the 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and their friends by McAuliffe, Mary Sperling, 1943- author. When Paris sizzled - the 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and their friends

Sep 21, 2016
When rivers burned - the Earth Day story by Brennan, Linda Crotta, author. When rivers burned - the Earth Day story

Presents a history of Earth Day, highlighting the people, events, and legislation responsible for changing attitudes about ecology.

Sep 27, 2016
Wild and precious life by Ziegler, Deborah, 1956- author. Wild and precious life

"Written by Deborah Ziegler, the mother of Brittany Maynard--a twenty-nine-year-old woman with a terminal brain tumor--this touching and beautiful memoir captures and celebrates her daughter's spirit and the mostly untold story of Brittany's last year oflife as she chose her right to die with dignity, a journey that inspired millions. On October 6, 2014, a video of my daughter, Brittany Maynard, was posted on YouTube. Brittany asked me to do the video with her, to support her. The first words m

Sep 27, 2016
Wild things, wild places - adventurous tales of wildlife and conservation on planet Earth by Alexander, Jane, 1939- author. Wild things, wild places - adventurous tales of wildlife and conservation on planet Earth

In Wild Things, Wild Places, Jane Alexander movingly, with a clear eye and a knowing, keen grasp of the issues and on what is being done in conservation and the worlds of science to help the planet's most endangered species to stay alive and thrive, writes of her steady and fervent immersion into the worlds of wildlife conservation, of her coming to know the scientists throughout the world--to her, the prophets in the wilderness--who are steeped in this work, of her travels with them--and on her

Sep 27, 2016
Winchester - the gun that built an American dynasty by Trevelyan, Laura, author. Winchester - the gun that built an American dynasty

Sep 22, 2016
Windy City bags - 12 handbags and totes sewn with structure and style by Lawson, Sara, author. Windy City bags - 12 handbags and totes sewn with structure and style

"Known for the gorgeous purses and bags that made Big-City Bags such a hit, Sara Lawson presents a fabulous new collection of high-fashion designs. Carry a designer bag that has great shape and style and is affordable to construct. These bags have it all! Expand your skills with patterns for 12 sophisticated, structured bags. Create impressive gifts--alternate fabric styles provide even more inspiration. Confidently choose interfacing and add design details: fabric accents, purse hardware, zippe

Sep 21, 2016
Wonderland - how play made the modern world by Johnson, Steven, 1968- author. Wonderland - how play made the modern world

"From the New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at he world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes along-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest

Sep 27, 2016
World of the Teton Sioux Indians - their music, life & culture by Densmore, Frances, 1867-1957, author. World of the Teton Sioux Indians - their music, life & culture

Sep 21, 2016
Worst. President. Ever. - James Buchanan, the POTUS rating game, and the legacy of the least of the lesser presidents by Strauss, Robert, 1951- author. Worst. President. Ever. - James Buchanan, the POTUS rating game, and the legacy of the least of the lesser presidents

Sep 21, 2016
Yoga and Parkinson's disease - a journey to health and healing by Van Hulsteyn, Peggy. Yoga and Parkinson's disease - a journey to health and healing

Encourages the use of yoga as a complimentary therapy for Parkinson's disease, including step-by-step instructions and seated and assisted postures for those with limited mobility.

Sep 27, 2016
You can knit that - foolproof instructions for fabulous sweaters by Herzog, Amy, 1975- author. You can knit that - foolproof instructions for fabulous sweaters

Intends to provide knitters of all skill levels with the sweater-making confidence they need through instructions for six sweater styles--vests, all-in-one construction, drop shoulders, raglans, yokes, and set-in sleeves.

Sep 27, 2016
You have the right to remain innocent by Duane, James J., author. You have the right to remain innocent

Using actual case histories of innocent men and women exonerated after decades in prison because of information they voluntarily gave to police, Professor Duane demonstrates the critical importance of a constitutional right not well or widely understood by the average American.

Sep 22, 2016
You must change your life - the story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin by Corbett, Rachel, 1984- author. You must change your life - the story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin

"The extraordinary story of one of the most fruitful friendships in modern arts and letters. Paris, 1902: Renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin has just completed The Thinker. Rainer Maria Rilke is a delicate young visitor from Prague, broke and suffering from a case of writer's block. When Rilke is commissioned to write a book about Rodin, everything changes. ... You Must Change Your Life reveals one of the great stories of modern art and literature: Rodin and Rilke's years together as master and dis

Sep 21, 2016
Your best health care now - get doctor discounts, save with better health insurance, find affordable prescriptions by Lalli, Frank, author. Your best health care now - get doctor discounts, save with better health insurance, find affordable prescriptions

"Inspired by his viral New York Times article, prize-winning investigative journalist Frank Lalli details how he mastered the ins and outs of health care--and how you, too, can get the best care for your money. Frank Lalli, the former editor of Money and George magazines, has devoted his career to getting to the bottom of a good story. When he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma, a rare but potentially deadly blood cancer, he put his reporter's instincts to work and got the wonder drug he needed

Sep 26, 2016
Your body and the stars - the zodiac as your wellness guide by Marango, Stephanie P., author. Your body and the stars - the zodiac as your wellness guide

A revolutionary approach to wellness through astrology and the zodiac includes practical tips and exercises based on sun signs and body regions to prevent illness and illuminate one's connection to the cosmos.

Sep 27, 2016