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A terrible beauty - the wilderness of American literature by Raskin, Jonah, 1942-

A terrible beauty - the wilderness of American literature

"Shortly before he published Walden; or Life in the Woods, Henry David Thoreau called "The library a wilderness of books." He also noted that while Americans were "clearing the forest in our westward progress, we are accumulating a forest of books in our rear, as wild and unexplored as any of nature's primitive wildernesses." In A Terrible Beauty: The Wilderness of American Literature, Jonah Raskin takes a long close look at the forest of books that poets, novelists and essayists mapped and expl

Apr 30, 2015
The road home - a contemporary exploration of the Buddhist path by Nichtern, Ethan, author.

The road home - a contemporary exploration of the Buddhist path

In The Road Home, Ethan Nichtern, a senior teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist tradition, investigates the journey each of us takes to find where we belong. Drawing from contemporary research on meditation and mindfulness and his experience as a Buddhist teacher and practitioner, Nichtern describes in fresh and deeply resonant terms the basic existential experience that gives rise to spiritual seeking--and also to its potentially dangerous counterpart, spiritual materialism. He reveals how our ind

Apr 30, 2015
Rock art! - painting and crafting with the humble pebble by Scicluna, Denise.

Rock art! - painting and crafting with the humble pebble

"Great uses for rocks: throwing, skipping, kicking…how about painting? Rock painting is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression known to man. The varied surfaces, shapes, and sizes of rocks also make them perfect for crafts. From brooches to bookends, paperweights to place cards, miniature owls to patterned pebbles, you can create just about anything with the right rock and a bit of imagination."--

Apr 30, 2015
Roadmap - the get-it-together guide for figuring out what to do with your life by

Roadmap - the get-it-together guide for figuring out what to do with your life

"This welcome antidote to the conventional career guide answers the old question—"So, what are you going to do with your life?"—in a groundbreaking way. From the team behind the campus and online resource and the inspirational TV series in its eleventh season, ROADMAP helps emerging careerists think deeply about how they can enter the workforce and thrive, using Roadtrip Nation's interest-based approach. Full-color charts and graphs offer a unique visually engaging reading experience and prompts

Apr 30, 2015
The ultimate hang - an illustrated guide to hammock camping by Hansen, Derek.

The ultimate hang - an illustrated guide to hammock camping

Apr 30, 2015
Vancouver. by

Vancouver.

Apr 30, 2015
A calculus of color - the integration of baseball's American League by McGregor, Robert Kuhn, 1952- author.

A calculus of color - the integration of baseball's American League

In 1947, as the integration of Major League baseball began, the once-daring American League had grown reactionary, unwilling to confront postwar challenges. As the political climate changed and some major league teams realized the necessity of integration, the American League proved painfully reluctant. With the exception of the Cleveland Indians, integration was slow and often ineffective. This book examines the integration of baseball, widely viewed as a triumph, through the experiences of the

Apr 30, 2015
The burning answer - the solar revolution - a quest for sustainable power by Barnham, Keith, 1943- author.

The burning answer - the solar revolution - a quest for sustainable power

Our civilization faces a choice. We could be enjoying a sustainable lifestyle but we have chosen not to. In three generations we have consumed half the oil produced by photosynthesis over eight million generations. In two generations we have used half our uranium resources. With threats from global warming, oil depletion and nuclear disaster, we are running out of options. Solar power, as Keith Barnham explains, is the solution. In THE BURNING ANSWER he uncovers the connections between physics a

Apr 30, 2015
Guerilla furniture design - how to build lean, modern furniture with salvaged materials by Holman, Will, author.

Guerilla furniture design - how to build lean, modern furniture with salvaged materials

Apr 30, 2015
My organic life - how a pioneering chef helped shape the way we eat today by Pouillon, Nora, author.

My organic life - how a pioneering chef helped shape the way we eat today

"A ... memoir from the woman who founded Restaurant Nora, America's first certified organic restaurant--the natural foods pioneer who, earlier than anyone else, made it her mission to bring organic foods to the American table. The current proliferation of organic food and farm-to-table cuisine owes its existence to this mostly unheralded, groundbreaking woman who changed the way we eat as few others have"--

Apr 30, 2015
Headscarves and hymens - why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution by Eltahawy, Mona, 1967- author.

Headscarves and hymens - why the Middle East needs a sexual revolution

"Drawing on her years as a campaigner and commentator on women's issues in the Middle East, [Eltahawy] explains that since the Arab Spring began, women in the Arab world have had two revolutions to undertake: one fought with men against oppressive regimes, and another fought against an entire political and economic system that treats women in countries from Yemen and Saudi Arabia to Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya as second-class citizens ... Her book is a plea for outrage and action on their behalf,

Apr 30, 2015
The Obama doctrine - American grand strategy today by Dueck, Colin, 1969-

The Obama doctrine - American grand strategy today

"An incisive evaluation of foreign policy and the meaning of power in the Obama era"--

Apr 30, 2015
The house of owls by Angell, Tony, author.

The house of owls

"For a quarter of a century, Tony Angell and his family shared the remarkable experience of closely observing pairs of western screech owls that occupied a nesting box outside the window of their forest home. The journals in which the author recorded his observations, and the captivating drawings he created, form the heart of this compelling book—a personal account of an artist-naturalist’s life with owls. Angell’s extensive illustrations show owls engaged in what owls do—hunting, courting, rais

Apr 30, 2015
Dreamy quilts - 14 timeless projects to welcome you home by Nelson, Lydia Loretta, 1984-

Dreamy quilts - 14 timeless projects to welcome you home

Apr 30, 2015
Jewish wisdom for growing older - finding your grit and grace beyond midlife by Friedman, Dayle A., 1956- author.

Jewish wisdom for growing older - finding your grit and grace beyond midlife

"Whether you are fifty-five or seventy-five, approaching retirement or age one hundred, growing older brings remarkable opportunities but often also wrenching difficulties. Rabbi Dayle A. Friedman, a pioneer in reinventing and revaluing aging, mines ancient Jewish wisdom for values, tools and precedents to frame new callings and beginnings, shifting family roles, and experiences of illness and death."--

Apr 30, 2015
Japanese Kanji made easy - learn 1,000 Kanji and Kana the fun and easy way by Kluemper, Michael L.

Japanese Kanji made easy - learn 1,000 Kanji and Kana the fun and easy way

"Learning the fundamental kanji characters used to write Japanese can be challenging, but this book is designed to speed up learning by presenting the 1,000 most common characters using a mnemonic approach. In a fun and accessible way to learn Japanese, each kanji is associated with memorable visual and verbal clues. As well, each character is presented as part of a group of characters which share similar traits."--

Apr 30, 2015
Follow your gut - the enormous impact of tiny microbes by Knight, Rob.

Follow your gut - the enormous impact of tiny microbes

"Allergies, asthma, obesity, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused—and someday cured—by the microscopic life inside us. The key is to understand how this groundbreaking science influences your health, mood, and more."--

Apr 30, 2015
Gironimo! - riding the very terrible 1914 tour of Italy by Moore, Tim, 1964-

Gironimo! - riding the very terrible 1914 tour of Italy

"The 1914 Giro d'Italia [Tour of Italy]: The hardest bike race in history. Eighty-one riders started and only eight finished after enduring cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor. And now Tim Moore is going to ride it. And he's committed to total authenticity" --

Apr 30, 2015
Orson Welles's last movie - the making of The other side of the wind by Karp, Josh, author.

Orson Welles's last movie - the making of The other side of the wind

In the summer of 1970 legendary but self-destructive director Orson Welles returned to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe and decided it was time to make a comeback movie. Coincidentally it was the story of a legendary self-destructive director who returns to Hollywood from years of self-imposed exile in Europe. Welles swore it wasn't autobiographical. The Other Side of the Wind was supposed to take place during a single day, and Welles planned to shoot it in eight weeks. It to

Apr 30, 2015
Deng Xiaoping - a revolutionary life by Pantsov, Alexander, 1955-

Deng Xiaoping - a revolutionary life

Alexander Pantsov and Steven Levine's new biography of Deng Xiaoping does what no other biography has done: based on newly discovered documents, it covers his entire life, from his childhood and student years to the post-Tiananmen era. Thanks to unprecedented access to Russian archives containing massive files on the Chinese Communist Party, the authors present a wealth of new material on Deng dating back to the 1920s.

Apr 30, 2015