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Ubuntu unleashed 2015 edition by Helmke, Matthew, author.

Ubuntu unleashed 2015 edition

Dec 24, 2014
Winning the long game - how strategic leaders shape the future by Krupp, Steven, author.

Winning the long game - how strategic leaders shape the future

"The number one business challenge is winning the long game by being more strategic: developing the skills to look outside the four walls of the organization and see the world from the future back. Steven Krupp and Paul J.H. Schoemaker bridge the gap between what many see as the separate domains of strategy and leadership to show how to develop the discipline of strategic leadership in a world of growing uncertainty"--Amazon.com.

Dec 24, 2014
Table talk - from The threepenny review by

Table talk - from The threepenny review

"Table Talk is a portable dinner party and a book to read alone while laughing out loud. Table Talk is a salon attended by your smartest friends and by all of the wittiest people they know. Table Talk is a collection of brief but critically acclaimed, half serious/half tongue-in-cheek pieces that borrow the format of The New Yorker's "Talk of the Town" column. Selected from several decades (1990-2013) of The Threepenny Review, known colloquially as the West Coast's New York Review of Books, thes

Dec 24, 2014
Steampunk LEGO - the illustrated researches of various fantastical devices by Sir Herbert Jobson, with epistles to the Crown, Her Majesty Queen Victoria - a travelogue in 11 chapters by Himber, Guy, 1965- author.

Steampunk LEGO - the illustrated researches of various fantastical devices by Sir Herbert Jobson, with epistles to the Crown, Her Majesty Queen Victoria - a travelogue in 11 chapters

Filled with LEGO-based airships and dirigibles, monowheels and penny-farthings, cabinets of curiosity and robots galore, Steampunk LEGO is an illustrated gallery of Victorian-era treasures, all built from LEGO. This full-color coffee table book is styled as a diary of the fictional Victorian-era explorer Captain Herbert Jobson as he catalogs the wonders of the world for Queen Victoria.

Dec 24, 2014
Young Ovid - an unfinished biography by Middlebrook, Diane Wood, 1939-2007, author.

Young Ovid - an unfinished biography

Dec 24, 2014
The truth about carpal tunnel syndrome - finding answers, getting well by Gambaro, Jill, 1959-

The truth about carpal tunnel syndrome - finding answers, getting well

"The truth about carpal tunnel syndrome is a compelling patient account of this controversial injury. Using layman's terms, the book describes why it's so difficult to treat, how the author learned to manage hers, and how the medical and legal systems work in conflict to those suffering such injuries. Offering hope to sufferers and their loved ones, this book captures the reality of carpal tunnel syndrome and suggests ways for dealing not just with the injury but with the systems in place to dea

Dec 24, 2014
Stitch draw by James, Rosie.

Stitch draw

When you want to make a fresh artistic statement, put down the pencil and turn on the sewing machine instead! Figurative stitch work is a hot new look, and Rosie James--a leading exponent of the style--takes newcomers by the hand and guides them through its ins and outs. Using her own gorgeous drawings, plus those of other top artists, she lays out a repertoire of techniques, including transferring drawing to cloth, stitching on photographs, using multicolored threads, layering images, and creat

Dec 24, 2014
The moral case for fossil fuels by Epstein, Alex, 1980- author.

The moral case for fossil fuels

The author believes that "we're taught to think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, their risks and side effects, but not their positives--their unique ability to provide cheap, reliable energy for a world of seven billion people. And the moral significance of cheap, reliable energy, Epstein argues, is woefully underrated. Energy is our ability to improve every single aspect of life, whether economic or environmental"--Amazon.com.

Dec 24, 2014
Minerals - a very short introduction by Vaughan, David J.

Minerals - a very short introduction

Dec 24, 2014
Manga now! - how to draw action figures by Sparrow, Keith.

Manga now! - how to draw action figures

Dec 24, 2014
The man who killed Kennedy - the case against LBJ by Stone, Roger J.

The man who killed Kennedy - the case against LBJ

Stone knows that Lyndon Johnson murdered President John F. Kennedy. Combining decades of insider political knowledge with cutting edge JFK assassination research, he lays out the case that Lyndon Johnson manipulated the situation in Dallas on November 22, 1963, and murdered Kennedy as he murdered numerous other victims along the way. LBJ was not just shooting his way into the White House, he was avoiding political ruin and prosecution and jail for corruption at the hands of the Kennedys.

Dec 24, 2014
Locked down, locked out - why prison doesn't work and how we can do better by Schenwar, Maya, author.

Locked down, locked out - why prison doesn't work and how we can do better

"35,000 Americans are arrested every day, and the number of prisoners has increased 500% over the last three decades. Truthout Executive Director Maya Schenwar shows that incarceration actually doesn't deter crime, looks at its devastating effect on families and communities, and offers more humane and more effective alternatives"--

Dec 24, 2014
It's the pictures that got small - Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age / edited by Anthony Slide. by Brackett, Charles, 1892-1969.

It's the pictures that got small - Charles Brackett on Billy Wilder and Hollywood's golden age / edited by Anthony Slide.

Dec 24, 2014
The second circle - how to use positive energy for success in every situation - this book will transform your life, minute to minute by Rodenburg, Patsy, 1953-

The second circle - how to use positive energy for success in every situation - this book will transform your life, minute to minute

A leading voice and acting coach outlines a program for focusing one's energy in order to connect with others, discussing how to overcome negative patterns while managing the debilitating behaviors of others in order to bring positive qualities to the forefront.

Dec 24, 2014
Santa Claus is for real - a true Christmas fable about the magic of believing by Hall, Charles Edward.

Santa Claus is for real - a true Christmas fable about the magic of believing

"A heartwarming true-life fable from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Santa--including his personal journey of discovering the magic of Christmas"--

Dec 24, 2014
Rebbe - the life and teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the most influential Rabbi in modern history by Telushkin, Joseph, 1948- author.

Rebbe - the life and teachings of Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, the most influential Rabbi in modern history

The inspiring story of the prominent yet deeply modest leader who rebuilt a dwindling post-holocaust community into the most influential Jewish organization in the world, the late Rebbe Menachem Mendel Schneerson.

Dec 24, 2014
Puppies by Swaim, Connie, author.

Puppies

Idiot's Guides: Puppies is a beautiful, full-color book with dozens of photos and step-by-step instructions to help any new pet owner make the experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Tips on choosing a puppy, preparing for the new family member's arrival, nutrition, sleep, housetraining, medical care, socialization, and more, are included in this fun and helpful guide.

Dec 24, 2014
Philip Larkin - life, art and love by Booth, James, 1945-

Philip Larkin - life, art and love

Dec 24, 2014
Modern crochet - crochet accessories and projects for your home by Mills, Molla, author.

Modern crochet - crochet accessories and projects for your home

Dec 24, 2014
Matt Groening's cartooning with the Simpsons. by Groening, Matt.

Matt Groening's cartooning with the Simpsons.

Shows how to draw cartoons using characters from the Simpsons as examples.

Dec 24, 2014