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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 21, 2014
The myths of modern medicine - the alarming truth about American health care by Leifer, John, 1957- author.

The myths of modern medicine - the alarming truth about American health care

The American healthcare system is terminally ill, astonishingly expensive, remarkably variable in quality and incapable of stemming the rising tide of chronic illnesses in our population. This book strips away the elaborately constructed myths that conceal the ugly underbelly of healthcare and lays bare the truth about an industry that serves special interest groups far better than it serves its patients. Just as the Affordable Care Act begins to change the healthcare landscape, Leifer offers a

Dec 16, 2014
The myths of modern medicine - the alarming truth about American health care by Leifer, John, 1957- author.

The myths of modern medicine - the alarming truth about American health care

The American healthcare system is terminally ill, astonishingly expensive, remarkably variable in quality and incapable of stemming the rising tide of chronic illnesses in our population. This book strips away the elaborately constructed myths that conceal the ugly underbelly of healthcare and lays bare the truth about an industry that serves special interest groups far better than it serves its patients. Just as the Affordable Care Act begins to change the healthcare landscape, Leifer offers a

Dec 21, 2014
The new American herbal by Orr, Stephen, 1965-

The new American herbal

Consisting of more than nine hundred entries, gives information about each herb and presents their usefulness in cooking and homeopathy.

Dec 21, 2014
The Norton anthology of world religions by Miles, Jack (EDT)/ Doniger, Wendy (EDT)/ Lopez, Donald S. (EDT)/ Robson, James (EDT)/ Biale, David (EDT)

The Norton anthology of world religions

Collects over one thousand primary texts from the world's six major religions, including foundational works as well as pieces by scholars, seekers, believers, and skeptics from throughout the histories of each of those traditions.

Dec 19, 2014
The Occupiers - The Making of the 99 Percent Movement by Gould-wartofsky, Michael A.

The Occupiers - The Making of the 99 Percent Movement

Dec 21, 2014
The Opposite of Spoiled - Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money by Lieber, Ron

The Opposite of Spoiled - Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money

Dec 19, 2014
The organic artist - make your own paint, paper, pens, pigments, prints, and more from nature by Neddo, Nick.

The organic artist - make your own paint, paper, pens, pigments, prints, and more from nature

"It's time to go back to basics! If you're interested in art, but find that it's becoming an increasingly expensive hobby, The Organic Artist is just the book for you! It encourages us all to return to those days when art was made with all-natural materials, such as charcoal and birch bark. Immersing you in the natural world, The Organic Artist seeks to inspire creativity by connecting you to your organic roots. In addition to offering a wide variety of suggestions for using nature as supplies f

Dec 16, 2014
The overworked person's guide to better nutrition - simple steps you can take to eat well, reduce stress, and improve your health by Weisenberger, Jill, author.

The overworked person's guide to better nutrition - simple steps you can take to eat well, reduce stress, and improve your health

Dec 18, 2014
The painting workbook - how to get started and stay inspired by Hennessy, Alena, 1977-

The painting workbook - how to get started and stay inspired

"This is not your staid, buttoned-up painting course! Instead, popular teacher and artist Alena Hennessy takes an open, unintimidating approach, encouraging beginners to play, experiment, and discover their own personal style. She offers simple step-by-step instruction, tips on tools and materials, and 50 beautifully illustrated creativity prompts--from Working in Circles and Repetition to Wash and Drip and Layering-to spark readers' imaginations. If you're seeking to add new skills to your crea

Dec 19, 2014
The patient will see you now - the future of medicine is in your hands by Topol, Eric J., 1954-

The patient will see you now - the future of medicine is in your hands

"In The Patient Will See You Now, Eric Topol, one of the nation's top physicians, examines what he calls medicine's "Gutenberg moment." Much as the printing press liberated knowledge from the control of an elite class, new technology--from the smartphoneto machine learning--is poised to democratize medicine. In this new era, patients will control their data and be emancipated from a paternalistic medical regime in which "the doctor knows best." Mobile phones, apps, and attachments will literall

Dec 19, 2014
The philosopher's plant - an intellectual herbarium by Marder, Michael, 1980- author.

The philosopher's plant - an intellectual herbarium

Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions; spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass; and recommended appropriate medicinal, dietary, and aesthetic approaches to select species of plants. In this book, Michael Marder illuminates the elaborat

Dec 18, 2014
The Politics of Deception - Jfk's Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba by Sloyan, Patrick J.

The Politics of Deception - Jfk's Secret Decisions on Vietnam, Civil Rights, and Cuba

Dec 21, 2014
The Powerhouse - Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World by LeVine, Steve

The Powerhouse - Inside the Invention of a Battery to Save the World

Dec 21, 2014
The prepper's pocket guide - 101 easy things you can do to ready your home for a disaster by Carr, Bernie.

The prepper's pocket guide - 101 easy things you can do to ready your home for a disaster

Guides readers in preparing for disasters, including developing plans, calculating how much water is needed, and making a disinfectant cleaner from emergency kit items.

Dec 19, 2014
The reckoning - death and intrigue in the promised land - a true detective story by Bishop, Patrick (Patrick Joseph), author.

The reckoning - death and intrigue in the promised land - a true detective story

"One of Britain's most renowned military historians revisits a controversial murder: that of Zionist leader Avraham Stern, head of Israel's notorious Stern Gang, in Tel Aviv during WWII. Militant Zionist Avraham Stern believed he was destined to be the Jewish liberator of British Palestine. As the ringleader of the infamous Stern Gang, also known as Lehi, he masterminded a series of high-profile terrorist attacks in pursuit of his dream. On the run from British authorities who'd put a bounty on

Dec 21, 2014
The reluctant psychic - a memoir by Saxman, Suzan.

The reluctant psychic - a memoir

Dec 19, 2014
The roll model - a step-by-step guide to erase pain, improve mobility, and live better in your body by Miller, Jill, author.

The roll model - a step-by-step guide to erase pain, improve mobility, and live better in your body

Introduces the roll model method as a way of bringing about pain relief, sharing step-by-step rolling techniques and explanations of how this system works based on the body's physiology.

Dec 18, 2014
The Rough Guide to China. by Commins, Andrew, author.

The Rough Guide to China.

This guide to China enables you to explore the sights and attractions of the country, offers advice on where to stay and eat, and comments on China's history, politics, environment, and people.

Dec 21, 2014
The science of Interstellar by Thorne, Kip S, author.

The science of Interstellar

Looks at the scientific aspects of the science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan, delving into the theoretical physics that informed the making of the film from its inception onward due to the author's involvement as a consultant on the film.

Dec 16, 2014