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Tracks by Davidson, Robyn, 1950- author.

Tracks

When Robyn Davidson first set out to make her journey across the deserts of Australia, alone but for her dog and four camels, she was called a lunatic, a would-be suicide, and a shameless publicity seeker. But this high-spirited, engrossing book reveals that she is something more: a genuine traveler driven by a love of Australia's landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity.

Sep 30, 2014
Traditional tole painting - with authentic antique designs and working diagrams for stenciling and brush-stroke painting, adaptable for trays, boxes, chests, chairs, and other furniture by Blanchard, Roberta Ray.

Traditional tole painting - with authentic antique designs and working diagrams for stenciling and brush-stroke painting, adaptable for trays, boxes, chests, chairs, and other furniture

Instructions for authentic antique designs and working diagrams for stenciling and brush-stroke painting adaptable for trays, boxes, chests, chairs and other furniture.

Sep 30, 2014
Train - the definitive visual history. by

Train - the definitive visual history.

Featuring amazing images of trains, virtual tours of engines, and profiles of key innovators, designers, and engineers, Train: The Definitive Visual History traces the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high speed bullet trains. Comprehensive catalogs feature the most important trains from each period, exploring in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and follows the development of trains from early steam

Sep 29, 2014
Travelling to work - diaries 1988-1998 by Palin, Michael, author.

Travelling to work - diaries 1988-1998

Sep 30, 2014
Treasures from the '30s - cheerful quilts with vintage appeal by Mahoney, Nancy, 1955-

Treasures from the '30s - cheerful quilts with vintage appeal

Sep 24, 2014
Ukulele Aerobics - For All Levels- From Beginner to Advanced by Johnson, Chad

Ukulele Aerobics - For All Levels- From Beginner to Advanced

Sep 26, 2014
Unbalanced - the codependency of america and china by Roach, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1945-

Unbalanced - the codependency of america and china

"The modern-day Chinese and U.S. economies have been locked in an uncomfortable embrace since the late 1970s. Although the relationship was built on a set of mutual benefits, in recent years it has taken on the trappings of an unstable co-dependence. This insightful book lays bare the pitfalls of the current China-U.S. economic relationship, highlighting disputes over trade policies and intellectual property rights, sharp contrasts in leadership styles, the role of the Internet, and the politica

Sep 26, 2014
Unbored games - serious fun for everyone by Glenn, Joshua, 1967-

Unbored games - serious fun for everyone

"UNBORED Games has all the smarts, creativity, and DIY spirit of the original UNBORED ("It's a book! It's a guide! It's a way of life!" --Los Angeles Magazine), but with a laser-like focus on the activities we do for pure fun: to while away a rainy day, to test our skills and stretch our imaginations--games. There are more than seventy games here, 50 of them all new, plus many more recommendations, and they cover the full gambit, from old-fashioned favorites to today's high-tech games. The boo

Sep 30, 2014
Up Ghost River - a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history by Metatawabin, Edmund, 1947- author.

Up Ghost River - a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history

Sep 25, 2014
Up Ghost River - a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history by Metatawabin, Edmund, 1947-, author.

Up Ghost River - a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history

In the 1950s, 7-year-old Edmund Metatawabin was separated from his family and placed in one of Canada's worst residential schools. St. Anne's, in northern Ontario, is an institution now notorious for the range of punishments that staff and teachers inflicted on students. Years later, in seeking healing, Metatawabin participated in native cultural training workshops that emphasize the holistic approach to personhood at the heart of Cree culture. Now his mission is to help the next generation of r

Sep 30, 2014
Vampira - dark goddess of horror by Poole, W. Scott, 1971-

Vampira - dark goddess of horror

"The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. In Vampire, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both c

Sep 26, 2014
Vampira - dark goddess of horror by Poole, W. Scott, 1971- author.

Vampira - dark goddess of horror

"The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. In Vampire, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both ch

Sep 30, 2014
Virtually human - the promise---and the peril---of digital immortality by Rothblatt, Martine Aliana, 1954-

Virtually human - the promise---and the peril---of digital immortality

"Virtually Human explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness--simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology--becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine's wife that can engage in conversation, answer questions, and even have spontaneous thoughts that are derived from multimedia data in a Mindfile cr

Sep 26, 2014
Virtually human - the promise--and the peril--of digital immortality by Rothblatt, Martine Aliana, 1954- author.

Virtually human - the promise--and the peril--of digital immortality

"Virtually Human explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness--simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology--becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine's wife that can engage in conversation, answer questions, and even have spontaneous thoughts that are derived from multimedia data in a Mindfile cre

Sep 30, 2014
Vivien Leigh - an intimate portrait by Bean, Kendra, author.

Vivien Leigh - an intimate portrait

Draws on in-depth research and new interviews to present a narrative account of the actress's life that covers her early childhood in India, her celebrated love affair with Laurence Olivier, and her early death at age fifty-three.

Sep 26, 2014
Walter Benjamin - a critical life by Eiland, Howard.

Walter Benjamin - a critical life

Presents the life of the German critic and philosopher, from his childhood in Berlin, his rise as an intellectual in the Weimar Republic, his life in exile after the rise of Hitler, and his death during his attempt to flee the Nazis.

Sep 26, 2014
Warm little knits - classic Norwegian two-color pattern knitwear by Letting, Grete.

Warm little knits - classic Norwegian two-color pattern knitwear

Presents instructions and patterns for a variety of socks, mittens, scarves, headbands, and hats based on Norway's traditional two-color pattern knitting.

Sep 26, 2014
Warner Bros. - Hollywood's ultimate backlot by Bingen, Steven, author.

Warner Bros. - Hollywood's ultimate backlot

Sep 30, 2014
Warner Bros. - Hollywood's ultimate backlot by Bingen, Steven.

Warner Bros. - Hollywood's ultimate backlot

Sep 25, 2014
Warren G. Harding by Dean, John W. (John Wesley), 1938-

Warren G. Harding

Portrays the life and political career of Warren G. Harding and his scandal-ridden presidency, detailing the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and Justice Department, his extramarital affair, and his policy decisions.

Sep 26, 2014