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A million years in a day - a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age by Jenner, Greg, author.

A million years in a day - a curious history of everyday life from the Stone Age to the phone age

"Who invented beds? When did we start cleaning our teeth? How old are wine and beer? Which came first: the toilet seat or toilet paper? What was the first clock? Every day, from the moment our alarm clock wakes us in the morning until our head hits our pillow at night, we all take part in rituals that are millennia old. Structured around one ordinary day, [this book] reveals the astonishing origins and development of the daily practices we take for granted. In this gloriously entertaining

Jun 24, 2016
Mini homes = Minihäuser = Le livre des petites maisons = Mini huizen = Il libro delle piccole case =El libro de las casas mini by

Mini homes = Minihäuser = Le livre des petites maisons = Mini huizen = Il libro delle piccole case =El libro de las casas mini

Creative and daring examples of restructuring the traditional home... With the increasing difficulty of getting off the grid in today's fast-paced world, the home remains sacred. Choosing the lifestyle of a mini home allows occupants to downsize, save money, and live more sustainably - without sacrificing style. Mini Homes presents a wildly unique selection of mini homes in a variety of locations: on the water, embedded in a hillside, or in a forest surround by fauna. It can be challenging for a

Jun 24, 2016
Oman and the UAE by Marcinkowska, Katarzyna, author.

Oman and the UAE

Jun 24, 2016
Pathways to possibility - transforming our relationship with ourselves, each other, and the world by Zander, Rosamund Stone, 1942- author.

Pathways to possibility - transforming our relationship with ourselves, each other, and the world

Family systems therapist and executive coach Rosamund Stone Zander invites readers to shed the childhood stories that hold us back, and enter a realm of true maturity and fulfillment, where limitless growth becomes possible.

Jun 24, 2016
The rough guide to Mexico by

The rough guide to Mexico

Provides practical advice on planning a trip to Mexico, describes points of interest in each section of the country, and includes information on restaurants, nightspots, and shops.

Jun 24, 2016
Show me all your scars - true stories of living with mental illness by

Show me all your scars - true stories of living with mental illness

Jun 24, 2016
Self-reg - how to help your child (and you) break the stress cycle and successfully engage with life by Shanker, Stuart, author.

Self-reg - how to help your child (and you) break the stress cycle and successfully engage with life

"The first parenting book to bring the science and psychology of children's behavior together to build brain/body awareness for self-regulation and success,"--Amazon.com.

Jun 24, 2016
Swans of the Kremlin - ballet and power in Soviet Russia by Ezrahi, Christina.

Swans of the Kremlin - ballet and power in Soviet Russia

"A fascinating glimpse at the collision of art and politics during the first fifty years of the Soviet period. Ezrahi shows how the producers and performers of Russia's two major ballet troupes quietly but effectively resisted Soviet cultural hegemony during this period"--

Jun 24, 2016
Thinner leaner stronger - the simple science of building the ultimate female body by Matthews, Michael, author.

Thinner leaner stronger - the simple science of building the ultimate female body

"If you want to be toned, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, "good genetics," or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements ... regardless of your age ... then you want to read this book"--Back cover.

Jun 24, 2016
Tears to triumph - the spiritual journey from suffering to enlightenment by Williamson, Marianne, 1952-

Tears to triumph - the spiritual journey from suffering to enlightenment

The internationally recognized teacher, speaker, and New York Times bestselling author of A Return to Love argues that our desire to avoid pain is actually detrimental to our lives, disconnecting us from our deepest emotions and preventing true healing and spiritual transcendence. Marianne Williamson is a bestselling author, world-renowned teacher, and one of the most important spiritual voices of our time. In Tears to Triumph, she argues that we--as a culture and as individuals--have learned t

Jun 24, 2016
This is where you belong - the art and science of loving the place you live by Warnick, Melody, author.

This is where you belong - the art and science of loving the place you live

" How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in This Is Where You Belong. She dives into the body of research around place attachment--the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well-being--then travels to towns across America to see it in action. Inspired by a growing movement of placemaking, she examines what its practitioners are doing to create likeable locales. She also speaks with f

Jun 24, 2016
Keep watching the skies! Volume 1, A-K - American science fiction movies of the fifties by Warren, Bill, 1943- author.

Keep watching the skies! Volume 1, A-K - American science fiction movies of the fifties

Bill Warren's Keep Watching the Skies! was originally published in two volumes, in 1982 and 1986. It was then greatly expanded in what we called the 21st Century Edition, with new entries on several films and revisions and expansions of the commentary on every film. In addition to a detailed plot synopsis, full cast and credit listings, and an overview of the critical reception of each film, Warren delivers richly informative assessments of the films and a wealth of insights and anecdotes about

Jun 24, 2016
The intimidation game - how the Left is silencing free speech by Strassel, Kimberley, author.

The intimidation game - how the Left is silencing free speech

For nearly forty years, Washington and much of the American public have held up "disclosure" and "campaign finance laws" as ideals, and the path to cleaner and freer elections. This narrative will show, through disturbing, first-person accounts, how both have instead been hijacked by the Left as weapons against free speech and free association, becoming the most powerful tools of those intent on silencing their political opposition. Democrats have in the past decade used them to sic the IRS, the

Jun 24, 2016
Israel by Griver, Simon.

Israel

A travel guide to Israel, providing background on the history, people, and culture of the country, maps and information about places of interest, and practical travel tips on topics including dining, transportation, accommodations, and entertainment.

Jun 24, 2016
The useful book - 201 life skills they used to teach in home ec and shop by Bowers, Sharon, author.

The useful book - 201 life skills they used to teach in home ec and shop

"A modern and energetically designed encyclopedia of DIY with everything you need to know to roll up your sleeves and cook it, build it, sew it, clean it, or repair it yourself. In other words, everything you would have learned from your shop and home ec teachers, if you had them. Features practical projects and how-tos, with step-by-step instructions and illustrations, relevant charts, sidebars, lists, and handy toolboxes. There's a kitchen crash course. Sewing 101. Housecare tips. Plus, in sho

Jun 24, 2016
White trash - the 400-year untold history of class in America by Isenberg, Nancy, author.

White trash - the 400-year untold history of class in America

"A history of the class system in America from the colonial era to the present illuminates the crucial legacy of the underprivileged white demographic, citing the pivotal contributions of lower-class white workers in wartime, social policy, and the rise of the Republican Party,"--NoveList.

Jun 24, 2016
Will and I - a memoir by Byars, Clay, author.

Will and I - a memoir

Twins Clay and Will Byars have different lives after Clay is in a traffic accident and suffers a stroke.

Jun 24, 2016
Yoga for teens by Schenk, Shawna, author

Yoga for teens

"Yoga shows that all beings (regardless of age) desire the same thing : peace. Yoga for Teens teaches how to attain this peace, for intermediate and high school aged kids, through using different yoga poses, breathing techniques, meditations, and writing "AUMwork" exercises. Each chapter focus on how using yoga can help teens properly cope with one emotion that they often face in their daily lives. Combining the teachings of yoga with the personal stories provided by the author and other yoga te

Jun 24, 2016
The yoga lifestyle - using the flexitarian method to ease stress, find balance and create a healthy life by Hanoch, Doron, 1971- author.

The yoga lifestyle - using the flexitarian method to ease stress, find balance and create a healthy life

Jun 24, 2016