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The Tinkering Woodworker - Weekend Projects for Work, Home & Play by Cheung, Mike/ Cheung, Paula (CRT)

The Tinkering Woodworker - Weekend Projects for Work, Home & Play

May 18, 2015
The truth about cheating - why men stray and what you can do to prevent it by Neuman, M. Gary.

The truth about cheating - why men stray and what you can do to prevent it

Through interviews with one hundred men from around the country, a study of the reasons why husbands have cheated are presented and discussed, along with tips and suggestions for making changes in behavior to keep a relationship new and fresh.

May 22, 2015
The tyranny of the meritocracy - democratizing higher education in America by Guinier, Lani, author.

The tyranny of the meritocracy - democratizing higher education in America

"Standing on the foundations of America's promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to "serve as engines of social mobility" and "practitioners of democracy." But as acclaimed scholar and pioneering civil rights advocate Lani Guinier argues, the merit systems that dictate the admissions practices of these institutions are functioning to select and privilege elite individuals rather than create learning communities geared to advance democratic societies. Having studied and taught at

May 22, 2015
The tyranny of the meritocracy - democratizing higher education in America by Guinier, Lani.

The tyranny of the meritocracy - democratizing higher education in America

"Standing on the foundations of America's promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to "serve as engines of social mobility" and "practitioners of democracy." But as acclaimed scholar and pioneering civil rights advocate Lani Guinier argues,the merit systems that dictate the admissions practices of these institutions are functioning to select and privilege elite individuals rather than create learning communities geared to advance democratic societies. Having studied and taught at s

May 18, 2015
The uses of the body by Landau, Deborah, Ph.D.

The uses of the body

May 22, 2015
The uses of the body by Landau, Deborah, Ph.D.

The uses of the body

May 18, 2015
The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook - garden-fresh recipes rediscovered and adapted for today's kitchen by Lewando, Fania, approximately 1875-1941?, author.

The Vilna Vegetarian Cookbook - garden-fresh recipes rediscovered and adapted for today's kitchen

May 22, 2015
The world encyclopedia of swords and sabres - an authoritative history and visual directory of edged weapons from around the world, shown in more than 800 stunning photographs by Withers, Harvey J. S.

The world encyclopedia of swords and sabres - an authoritative history and visual directory of edged weapons from around the world, shown in more than 800 stunning photographs

May 21, 2015
The world is on fire - scrap, treasure, and songs of apocalypse by Tevis, Joni.

The world is on fire - scrap, treasure, and songs of apocalypse

"Grappling with a fear rooted in her by the end times sermons of her Southern youth, Joni Tevis seeks out apocalypse, destruction, and their aftermath in this heart-wrenching, but ultimately triumphant collection. Mining sources as disparate as the Bible and nuclear history, Tevis couples seemingly unrelated phenomena to reveal deeper meaning: reflections on Buddy Holly's last days lead to the Doom Town, where the American government tested the effects of nuclear weapons on suburban populations.

May 20, 2015
The world on a plate - 40 cuisines, 100 recipes, and the stories behind them by Holland, Mina, author.

The world on a plate - 40 cuisines, 100 recipes, and the stories behind them

"Eat your way around the world without leaving your home in this mouthwatering cultural history of 100 classic dishes "When we eat, we travel." Thus begins this irresistible tour of the cuisines of the world, revealing what people eat and why in forty cultures. What's the origin of kimchi in Korea? Why do we associate Argentina with steak? Why do people in Marseille eat bouillabaisse? What's the story behind the curries of India? Bubbling over with anecdotes, trivia, and lore-from the role of

May 22, 2015
The world's largest man - a memoir by Key, Harrison Scott, author.

The world's largest man - a memoir

A humor columnist describes his father, who was more like a remote frontiersman than a 20th-century Mississippian, and the impact he ultimately had on how he related to his own children, despite his polar opposite views and life choices.

May 19, 2015
The worm at the core - on the role of death in life by Solomon, Sheldon.

The worm at the core - on the role of death in life

Demonstrates how an unconscious fear of death motivates nearly all human goals, behaviors, and cultures, examining the role of mortality awareness in prompting social unrest and war.

May 18, 2015
Things I've said, but probably shouldn't have - an unrepentant memoir by Dern, Bruce

Things I've said, but probably shouldn't have - an unrepentant memoir

May 18, 2015
Things I've said, but probably shouldn't have - an unrepentant memoir by Dern, Bruce.

Things I've said, but probably shouldn't have - an unrepentant memoir

Bruce Dern has worked with practically every iconic actor and director in the last fifty years, and he's not afraid to say what he thinks about them. In this memoir, he looks back over his career, telling one memorable story after another and giving key insights into how placing artistic challenge over career development has kept one of Hollywood's greatest actors from also being one of its most rich and famous. He writes candidly about working with Alfred Hitchcock, John Frankenheimer, Claude C

May 22, 2015
This astounding close - the road to Bennett Place by Bradley, Mark L.

This astounding close - the road to Bennett Place

May 19, 2015
Time and navigation - the untold story of getting from here to there by Johnston, Andrew K. (Andrew Kenneth), 1969- author.

Time and navigation - the untold story of getting from here to there

"If you want to know where you are, you need a good clock. This surprising connection between time and place has been true for centuries and is now being explored in Time and Navigation: The Untold Story of Getting from Here to There, the companion book to the National Air and Space Museum exhibition of the same name. This beautifully illustrated book covers five major periods of navigation history. The first period, when explorers were navigating at sea, spans from Vikings and Polynesians who f

May 22, 2015
Tomorrowland - our journey from science fiction to science fact by Kotler, Steven, 1967-

Tomorrowland - our journey from science fiction to science fact

May 19, 2015
Tone it up - 28 days to fit, fierce, and fabulous - create the beautiful body & mind of your dreams by Scott, Katrina, author.

Tone it up - 28 days to fit, fierce, and fabulous - create the beautiful body & mind of your dreams

Offers a program for achieving fitness, focus, and beauty based on an approach that emphasizes women's social bonds and self-respect.

May 18, 2015
Torn from the sun by Donovan, Gregory, 1950-

Torn from the sun

"Both daring and exacting, Torn from the Sun, journeys through the ensnarements of mortality. The poems' meditations, rendered in supple language and form, invite us to step along with the likes of Miyamoto Musashi, John Coltrane, Walter Benjamin, Jorge Luis Borges, and Vincent Van Gogh, as they fly and fall through labyrinthine paths of life. Torn from the Sun weaves mosaic steps that stir the ashes of rebirth, recognizing that these bewildering, narrow corridors are not a prison for death, bu

May 18, 2015
Triggers - creating behavior that lasts-- becoming the person you want to be by Goldsmith, Marshall, author.

Triggers - creating behavior that lasts-- becoming the person you want to be

May 22, 2015