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Knit it! - learn the basics and knit 22 beautiful projects by Leapman, Melissa.

Knit it! - learn the basics and knit 22 beautiful projects

Dec 22, 2014
The Jesus and Mary Chain - barbed wire kisses by Howe, Zoë.

The Jesus and Mary Chain - barbed wire kisses

Dec 22, 2014
Japan and the shackles of the past by Murphy, R. Taggart.

Japan and the shackles of the past

Dec 22, 2014
Jane Austen cover to cover - 200 years of classic covers by Sullivan, Margaret C., author.

Jane Austen cover to cover - 200 years of classic covers

"Jane Austen Cover to Cover compiles two centuries of design showcasing one of the world's most beloved and celebrated novelists. With over 200 images, plus historical commentary, Austen trivia, and a little bit of wit, this fascinating and visually intriguing look back is a must for Janites, design enthusiasts, and book lovers of all ages"--Back cover.

Dec 22, 2014
The Italian Americans - a history by Laurino, Maria, author.

The Italian Americans - a history

Maria Laurino strips away stereotypes and nostalgia to tell the complicated, centuries-long story of the true Italian-American experience. Looking beyond the familiar caricatures fostered by popular culture, she tells the stories of Sicilian workers imported to replace the labor of freed slaves, the grim realities from which most immigrants came, the lynchings of Italian Americans, and the first uses of the word "mafia." Laurino shows how Italian Americans dominated the fishing industry in San F

Dec 22, 2014
Interstellar - beyond time and space - inside Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic by Vaz, Mark Cotta, author.

Interstellar - beyond time and space - inside Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic

A companion to Christopher Nolan's film, Interstellar, provides explanations of its underlying science and philosophy themes while offering cast and crew interviews, storyboards and pre-production sketches.

Dec 22, 2014
Inside tracks by Smolan, Rick, photographer.

Inside tracks

Dec 22, 2014
Holy resilience - the Bible's traumatic origins by Carr, David McLain, 1961- author.

Holy resilience - the Bible's traumatic origins

"Human trauma gave birth to the Bible, suggests eminent religious scholar David Carr. The Bible's ability to speak to suffering is a major reason why the sacred texts of Judaism and Christianity have retained their relevance for thousands of years. In his fascinating and provocative reinterpretation of the Bible's origins, the author tells the story of how the Jewish people and Christian community had to adapt to survive multiple catastrophes and how their holy scriptures both reflected and rein

Dec 22, 2014
Her Brilliant Career - Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties by Cooke, Rachel (Journalist), author.

Her Brilliant Career - Ten Extraordinary Women of the Fifties

Journalist Rachel Cooke goes back in time to offer an entertaining and iconoclastic look at ten women in the 1950s--pioneers whose professional careers and complicated private lives helped to create the opportunities available to today's women. These intrepid and ambitious individuals--among them a film director, a cook, an architect, an editor, an archaeologist, and a race car driver--left the house, discovered the bliss of work, and ushered in the era of the working woman Daring and independen

Dec 22, 2014
Spare parts - four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream by Davis, Joshua, 1974- author.

Spare parts - four undocumented teenagers, one ugly robot, and the battle for the American dream

Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture. In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born in Mexico but raised in Phoenix, Arizona, where they attended an underfunded public high school. No one had ever suggested to Oscar, Cristian, Luis, or Lorenzo that they might amount to much, but two inspiri

Dec 22, 2014
The supplement handbook - a trusted expert's guide to what works & what's worthless for more than 100 conditions by Moyad, Mark A., 1965- author.

The supplement handbook - a trusted expert's guide to what works & what's worthless for more than 100 conditions

"Nearly half of Americans use supplements and many more are curious about them, but there's a lot of misinformation out there. Mark Moyad is the only physician in the United States who has an endowed position to study vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other supplements. For the past 25 years, he's been researching supplements and using them in his practice. He's the doctor that other doctors go to when they want research-backed information on natural remedies. In The Supplement Handbook, he takes t

Dec 22, 2014
Study of pose by Sebring, Steven, photographer, writer of introduction.

Study of pose

"Stunning 2,032-page compendium of 1,000 unique poses that celebrates the eternal beauty and versatility of the human form"--Jacket wrapper.

Dec 22, 2014
Teddy bears by Schleich, Monika.

Teddy bears

Dec 22, 2014
Toymaking with children by Jaffke, Freya.

Toymaking with children

"... Instructions for making a wide variety of toys, from simple knotted animals and playcloths, to a dollshouse, a play store, puppets, boats and trains, and many varieties of dolls"--From publisher description.

Dec 22, 2014
Trees of Eastern North America by Nelson, Gil, 1949- author.

Trees of Eastern North America

Covers 825 species, including all the native and naturalized trees of the United States and Canada as far west as the Great Plains. Descriptions present details of size, shape, growth habit, bark, leaves, flowers, fruit, flowering and fruiting times, habitat, and range maps for native species, as well as specially commissioned artwork, up-to-date taxonomy and names, information on the most recently naturalized species, keys to leaves and twigs, and an introduction to tree identification, forest

Dec 22, 2014
When books went to war - the stories that helped us win World War II by Manning, Molly Guptill, 1980- author.

When books went to war - the stories that helped us win World War II

"When America entered World War II in 1941, [it] faced an enemy that had banned and burned over 100 million books and caused fearful citizens to hide or destroy many more. Outraged librarians launched a campaign to send free books to American troops and gathered 20 million hardcover donations. In 1943, the War Department and the publishing industry stepped in with an extraordinary program: 120 million small, lightweight paperbacks, for troops to carry in their pockets and their rucksacks, in eve

Dec 22, 2014
A woman's guide to diabetes - a path to wellness by Strand, Natalie.

A woman's guide to diabetes - a path to wellness

Dec 22, 2014
The world - a traveller's guide to the planet. by

The world - a traveller's guide to the planet.

"We've distilled 40 years of travel know-how into the first guidebook to our entire planet. In this ultimate A to Z, every country has a detailed map, essential facts, inspirational images and its mustsee highlights. Discover the highlights of 221 countries in glorious colour, explore your interests, plan itineraries and find out how to get around, Our authors share travel secrets and local insights, Includes 228 maps, 700 images and 1595 highlights (approx. 2-5 pages per country)"--publisher's

Dec 22, 2014
Your best pregnancy - the ultimate guide to easing the aches, pains, and uncomfortable side effects during each stage of your pregnancy by Hoefs, Jill, author.

Your best pregnancy - the ultimate guide to easing the aches, pains, and uncomfortable side effects during each stage of your pregnancy

Dec 22, 2014
Escape from Tibet - A True Story by Gray, Nick/ Scandiffio, Laura/ Dalai Lama XIV (FRW)

Escape from Tibet - A True Story

Dec 19, 2014