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John Muir and the ice that started a fire - how a visionary and the glaciers of Alaska changed America by Heacox, Kim.

John Muir and the ice that started a fire - how a visionary and the glaciers of Alaska changed America

"John Muir and the Ice That Started a Fire takes two of the most compelling elements in the narrative of wild America, John Muir and Alaska, and combines them into a brisk and engaging biography.John Muir was a fascinating man who was many things: inventor, scientist, revolutionary, druid (a modern day Celtic priest), husband, son, father and friend, and a shining son of the Scottish Enlightenment -- both in temperament and intellect. Kim Heacox, author of The Only Kayak, bring us a story that e

Apr 15, 2014
The inflammation-free diet plan - the scientific way to lose weight, banish pain, prevent disease, and slow aging by Reinagel, Monica.

The inflammation-free diet plan - the scientific way to lose weight, banish pain, prevent disease, and slow aging

Apr 15, 2014
In the midst of life by Worth, Jennifer, 1935-2011.

In the midst of life

Just as she was present in the very first moments of life as a midwife, Jennifer Worth also went on to witness the different experiences of patients drawing towards the end of their days. As a nurse and ward sister, she came across stories that were often poignant or touching. There were moments of great warmth, humour and humanity, from the businessman who set up office in a hospital broom cupboard to the family divided by a decision nobody could make. Jennifer began to ask questions about the

Apr 15, 2014
Impact - great leadership changes everything by Irwin, Tim, 1949-

Impact - great leadership changes everything

"For more than 25 years, organizational psychologist and management consultant Dr. Tim Irwin has worked with thousands of leaders in well-known global companies. He knows most leaders work for recognition and advancement and they want more challenge and responsibility. He's also found this to be true: Most of us want to make a positive difference through our work and to have our lives count for something more than simply making a living. We want to make an impact. Yet when we look around our org

Apr 15, 2014
The sea by Plisson, Philip.

The sea

"Philip Plisson, the well-known French marine photographer, has turned his attention to his passion, the oceans of the world. Plisson's remarkable photographs glorify humankind's obsession with conquering the seas. His images capture the ocean's drama and power, and provide glimpses of life in seaside communities. The book also addresses the current environmental dangers that threaten the fragile ecological balance of the planet's waters. A book for photography lovers, undersea adventurers, and

Apr 15, 2014
Scared stiff - everything you need to know about 50 famous phobias by Latta, Sara L., author.

Scared stiff - everything you need to know about 50 famous phobias

Explains how the primal human emotion of fear can sometimes manifest in the form of extremes, describing common phobias ranging from arachnophobia to zoophobia to reveal their histories, treatments, and famous sufferers.

Apr 15, 2014
Runner's world running on air - the revolutionary way to run better by breathing smarter by Coates, Budd.

Runner's world running on air - the revolutionary way to run better by breathing smarter

Coates presents a revolutionary yet simple training method designed to help runners at all level improve performance, prevent injury, and experience the pure joy of running by synchronizing their breathing with the running cadence.

Apr 15, 2014
Self-injury and cutting - stopping the pain by Shea, John M.

Self-injury and cutting - stopping the pain

Apr 15, 2014
Seeing with new eyes - counseling and the human condition through the lens of Scripture by Powlison, David, 1949-

Seeing with new eyes - counseling and the human condition through the lens of Scripture

This book consists of essays by a highly regarded biblical counselor written over almost twenty years. Some of these pieces exegete Scripture with a counseling perspective, while others recast specific psychological problems. This book explores two main topics. Scripture: Gods voice speaks into real life to reveal the gaze and intentions of the Christ who pursues us. How do we embrace, probe, and unravel Scripture? Understanding people amid their real life struggles: How do we embrace, probe, an

Apr 15, 2014
Sew quick, sew cute - 30 simple, speedy projects by Goble, Fiona, author.

Sew quick, sew cute - 30 simple, speedy projects

Apr 15, 2014
Simple fly fishing - techniques for tenkara and rod & reel by Chouinard, Yvon, 1938-

Simple fly fishing - techniques for tenkara and rod & reel

Modern-day fly fishing, like much in life, has become exceedingly complex, with high-tech gear, a confusing array of flies and terminal tackle, accompanied by high-priced fishing guides. This book reveals that the best way to catch trout is simply, with a rod and a fly and not much else. It teaches the reader how to discover where the fish are, at what depth, and what they are feeeding on. Then it describes the techniques needed to present a fly at that depth, make it look lifelike, and hook the

Apr 15, 2014
Smartphone safety and privacy by Bryan, Dale-Marie, 1953-

Smartphone safety and privacy

Cell phones and smartphones are amazing-- a phone and minicomputer all in one. But they can have risks, and their computer features make them prone to hazards such as malicious software and hacking. Discover what to do if you become a victim-- and how to avoid becoming one.

Apr 15, 2014
Starting from scratch - what you should know about food and cooking by Elton, Sarah, 1975-, author.

Starting from scratch - what you should know about food and cooking

Introduces the basics of cooking and food, teaching young chefs to make sense of recipes, measure and substitute ingredients, and stock a pantry, illustrating that food is more than just a prepackaged meal.

Apr 15, 2014
The story-killers - a common-sense case against the Common Core by Moore, Terrence O., 1967- author.

The story-killers - a common-sense case against the Common Core

In this book, school reformer and professor Dr. Terrence Moore carefully examines both the claims made by the architects of the Common Core and the hidden agenda behind the so-called reforms that have been adopted by over forty states in the nation, with very few people understanding what is really going on. Moore not only challenges the illiberal aims of this educational regime, but actually analyzes lessons recommended in the Common Core English Standards and in the new textbooks bearing the C

Apr 15, 2014
Strong mothers, strong sons - lessons mothers need to raise extraordinary men by Meeker, Margaret J.

Strong mothers, strong sons - lessons mothers need to raise extraordinary men

"Meg Meeker, M.D., acclaimed author of Strong Fathers, Strong Daughters, now turns to an equally powerful relationship in the family: the one between mother and son. From the moment a mother holds her newborn son, his eyes tell her that she is his world. But often, as he grows up, the boy who needs her simultaneously pushes her away. Calling upon thirty years of experience as a pediatrician, Meg Meeker, M.D., a highly sought after national speaker, assistant professor of clinical medicine, and m

Apr 15, 2014
Taking control of your diabetes by Edelman, Steven V., author.

Taking control of your diabetes

Apr 15, 2014
A taste for intrigue - the multiple lives of François Mitterrand by Short, Philip.

A taste for intrigue - the multiple lives of François Mitterrand

Documents the life of France's first popularly elected socialist president, covering such topics as the Observatory affair, his decision to join Petain's Vichy government, and his influence on French social and political dynamics.

Apr 15, 2014
Rice by Singer, Jane E.

Rice

Rice is one of the most important foods in the world. In countries around the globe, lots and lots of people eat rice every single day. Find out where farmers grow rice, how it's grown, and how it arrives at the grocery store. Discover the story of your food--where it was grown, who grows it, and how it gets to your plate.

Apr 15, 2014
Reincarnation - one woman's exploration of her past lives by Trask-Curtin, Marilou, 1951-

Reincarnation - one woman's exploration of her past lives

Apr 15, 2014
Red madness - how a medical mystery changed what we eat by Jarrow, Gail, author.

Red madness - how a medical mystery changed what we eat

One hundred years ago, a mysterious and alarming illness spread across America's South, striking tens of thousands of victims. No one knew what caused it or how to treat it. People were left weak, disfigured, insane, and in some cases, dead. Award winning science and history writer Gail Jarrow tracks this disease, commonly known as pellagra, and highlights how doctors, scientists, and public health officials finally defeated it. Illustrated with 100 archival photographs, Red Madness includes sto

Apr 15, 2014