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100 essential things you didn't know you didn't know about math and the arts by Barrow, John D., 1952- author.

100 essential things you didn't know you didn't know about math and the arts

"At first glance, the worlds of math and the arts might not seem like comfortable neighbors. But as mathematician John D. Barrow points out, they have a strong and natural affinity--after all, math is the study of all patterns, and the world of the arts is rich with pattern. Barrow whisks us through 100 thought-provoking and often whimsical intersections between math and many arts, from the golden ratios of Mondrian's rectangles and the curious fractal-like nature of Pollock's drip paintings to

Feb 27, 2015
A brief stop on the road from Auschwitz by Rosenberg, Göran, 1948-

A brief stop on the road from Auschwitz

"This shattering memoir by a journalist about his father's attempt to survive the aftermath of Auschwitz in a small industrial town in Sweden won the prestigious August Prize. On August 2, 1947 a young man gets off a train in a small Swedish town to begin his life anew. Having endured the ghetto of Lodz, the death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau, the slave camps and transports during the final months of Nazi Germany, his final challenge is to survive the survival. In this intelligent and deeply movin

Feb 26, 2015
A great and terrible king - Edward I and the forging of Britain by Morris, Marc, 1973-

A great and terrible king - Edward I and the forging of Britain

This is the first major biography for a generation of a truly formidable king, a man born to rule England, who believed that it was his right to rule all of Britain. As a consequence, his reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale.

Feb 27, 2015
A higher form of killing - six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare forever by Preston, Diana, 1952-

A higher form of killing - six weeks in World War I that forever changed the nature of warfare forever

Feb 26, 2015
A scientist in wonderland - a memoir of searching for truth and finding trouble by Ernst, E. (Edzard), author.

A scientist in wonderland - a memoir of searching for truth and finding trouble

Feb 27, 2015
A Widow's Journey Reflections on Walking Alone. by Roper, Gayle, author.

A Widow's Journey Reflections on Walking Alone.

"So who am I now that there's only one place at the table...one pillow with a head dent, one damp towel after a shower. There's only one toothbrush in the holder. The seat is never left up anymore. I can still write Mrs. in front of my name, but I'm no longer in a marriage relationship. You need two people for a marriage and there's only me. Is there only you? Then join Gayle as she draws on her emotions during the loss of her beloved husband, Chuck, and offers you a compassionate devotional to

Feb 27, 2015
Alan Turing - the enigma - the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game by Hodges, Andrew.

Alan Turing - the enigma - the book that inspired the film The Imitation Game

A gripping story of mathematics, computers, cryptography, and homosexual persecution. Hodges tells how Turing's revolutionary idea of 1936-- the concept of a universal machine-- laid the foundation for the modern computer. Turing brought the idea to practical realization in 1945 with his electronic design. This work was directly related to Turing's leading role in breaking the German Enigma ciphers during World War II, a scientific triumph that was critical to Allied victory in the Atlantic. Des

Feb 27, 2015
Anonymous soldiers - the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947 by Hoffman, Bruce, 1954- author.

Anonymous soldiers - the struggle for Israel, 1917-1947

Feb 27, 2015
Archaeology, sexism, and scandal - the long-suppressed story of one woman's discoveries and the man who stole credit for them by Kaiser, Alan, author.

Archaeology, sexism, and scandal - the long-suppressed story of one woman's discoveries and the man who stole credit for them

The 1931 excavation season at Olynthus, Greece, changed how archaeologists study material culture, and was the nexus of one of the most egregious cases of plagiarism in the history of classical archaeology. Kaiser draws on the private scrapbook that budding archaeologist Mary Ross Ellingson compiled during that dig, and recounts how the unearthing of private homes emerged as a means to examine the day-to-day of ancient life in Greece. He shows that David Robinson stole Ellingson's words and insi

Feb 26, 2015
Arduino - a quick-start guide by Schmidt, Maik, 1972- author.

Arduino - a quick-start guide

Presents an introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform.

Feb 27, 2015
Bead & wire fashion jewelry - a collection of stunning statement pieces to make by Rose, Jessica, author.

Bead & wire fashion jewelry - a collection of stunning statement pieces to make

Feb 26, 2015
Big little felt fun - 60+ projects that jump, swim, roll, sprout & roar by Lim, Jeanette.

Big little felt fun - 60+ projects that jump, swim, roll, sprout & roar

"Fans of the popular Big Little Felt Universe will rejoice at this fun sequel, featuring 60 all-new designs! The charming projects include a picnic basket, complete with utensils and a sandwich; colorful Russian nesting dolls; a baking set with mixer, frosting bag, and cupcakes; and three dinosaurs with a lava mountain. Easy-to-follow instructions and colorful photos make this perfect even for beginning felters. "--

Feb 27, 2015
Black Cat 2-1 - the true story of a Vietnam helicopter pilot and his crew by Ford, Robert Lloyd, 1944-

Black Cat 2-1 - the true story of a Vietnam helicopter pilot and his crew

Bob Ford recounts his service during the Vietnam War where he served as a helicopter pilot on a Black Cat.

Feb 27, 2015
Borderline personality disorder in adolescents - what to do when your teen has BPD - a complete guide for families by Aguirre, Blaise A., author.

Borderline personality disorder in adolescents - what to do when your teen has BPD - a complete guide for families

Feb 24, 2015
Brian Eno - visual music by

Brian Eno - visual music

The first career-spanning monograph of the visual art created by this music pioneer, this book showcases forty years of innovative work. Text from a variety of contributors weaves a dialogue between Eno's art and his musical endeavors, while a new interview by Will Wright and a transcribed lecture by the artist himself offer first-person insights into Eno's creative process and philosophy.

Feb 24, 2015
Butterflies & moths by Telander, Todd.

Butterflies & moths

Feb 24, 2015
Cartoon faces - how to draw faces, features & expressions by Hart, Christopher, 1957- author, illustrator.

Cartoon faces - how to draw faces, features & expressions

"Make a face--a funny face! The personality of a cartoon character begins with the face: the head, the features, the expressions. Get that right and you can create a memorable personality. Bestselling how-to-draw author Christopher Hart presents the ultimate tutorial on the topic in masterful detail, covering characters both male and female, from babies to adults, in all shapes and sizes. His accessible, step-by-step demonstrations go through all the features and explain how to build a character

Feb 24, 2015
Christopher Hart's draw manga now! - supercute animals and pets by Hart, Christopher, 1957-

Christopher Hart's draw manga now! - supercute animals and pets

"Focusing on the charming and adorable pets and animals that enrich manga stories, Supercute Animals and Pets teaches readers how to draw animals from a fox, to a cow, to a penguin, all in the style of manga. After an introduction to basic body constructions, faces, tails, legs, and more, readers will have a chance to follow along Hart's in-depth step-by-steps, and will even be invited to draw on their own, right in the book's pages. "--

Feb 24, 2015
Cocktails for the holidays - festive drinks to celebrate the season by

Cocktails for the holidays - festive drinks to celebrate the season

Karen Foley, James Beard Award winner and editor of Imbibe magazine, delivers a curated array of festive cocktails for friends and family. Foley's authority as a cocktail expert is perfectly complemented throughout by gorgeous photographs, making this an irresistible package for any host looking to keep the spirits flowing this holiday season.

Feb 27, 2015
Complete write a novel course by Buckingham, Will, author.

Complete write a novel course

Feb 27, 2015