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Unbalanced - the codependency of america and china by Roach, Stephen S. (Stephen Samuel), 1945-

Unbalanced - the codependency of america and china

"The modern-day Chinese and U.S. economies have been locked in an uncomfortable embrace since the late 1970s. Although the relationship was built on a set of mutual benefits, in recent years it has taken on the trappings of an unstable co-dependence. This insightful book lays bare the pitfalls of the current China-U.S. economic relationship, highlighting disputes over trade policies and intellectual property rights, sharp contrasts in leadership styles, the role of the Internet, and the politica

Sep 20, 2014
Unconventional and unexpected - American quilts below the radar 1950-2000. by Kiracofe, Roderick.

Unconventional and unexpected - American quilts below the radar 1950-2000.

Sep 15, 2014
Undeniable - evolution and the science of creation by Nye, Bill.

Undeniable - evolution and the science of creation

Sep 19, 2014
Underwater puppies by Casteel, Seth.

Underwater puppies

The world fell in love with swimming canines in Seth Casteel's first book, Underwater Dogs. Now, in more than 80 previously unpublished portraits of underwater puppies, we see man's best friends at their most playful and exuberant. Each vibrant and colorful underwater image shows off the wild and sublime range of emotions of puppies, cute and irresistible to the very last.

Sep 19, 2014
Unspeakable things - sex, lies and revolution by Penny, Laurie

Unspeakable things - sex, lies and revolution

Sep 19, 2014
Up Ghost River - a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history by Metatawabin, Edmund, 1947- author.

Up Ghost River - a chief's journey through the turbulent waters of Native history

Sep 20, 2014
Valuing life - humanizing the regulatory state by Sunstein, Cass R., author.

Valuing life - humanizing the regulatory state

Sep 18, 2014
Vampira - dark goddess of horror by Poole, W. Scott, 1971-

Vampira - dark goddess of horror

"The new book from award-winning historian W. Scott Poole is a whip-smart piece of pop culture detailing the story of cult horror figure Vampira that actually tells the much wider story of 1950s America and its treatment of women and sex, as well as capturing a fascinating swath of Los Angeles history. In Vampire, Poole gives us the eclectic life of the dancer, stripper, actress, and artist Maila Nurmi, who would reinvent herself as Vampira during the backdrop of 1950s America, an era of both c

Sep 20, 2014
Virtually human - the promise---and the peril---of digital immortality by Rothblatt, Martine Aliana, 1954-

Virtually human - the promise---and the peril---of digital immortality

"Virtually Human explores what the not-too-distant future will look like when cyberconsciousness--simulation of the human brain via software and computer technology--becomes part of our daily lives. Meet Bina48, the world's most sentient robot, commissioned by Martine Rothblatt and created by Hanson Robotics. Bina48 is a nascent Mindclone of Martine's wife that can engage in conversation, answer questions, and even have spontaneous thoughts that are derived from multimedia data in a Mindfile cr

Sep 20, 2014
Vivien Leigh - an intimate portrait by Bean, Kendra, author.

Vivien Leigh - an intimate portrait

Draws on in-depth research and new interviews to present a narrative account of the actress's life that covers her early childhood in India, her celebrated love affair with Laurence Olivier, and her early death at age fifty-three.

Sep 20, 2014
Vivien Leigh - an intimate portrait by Bean, Kendra, author.

Vivien Leigh - an intimate portrait

Draws on in-depth research and new interviews to present a narrative account of the actress's life that covers her early childhood in India, her celebrated love affair with Laurence Olivier, and her early death at age fifty-three.

Sep 19, 2014
Waking up - a guide to spirituality without religion by Harris, Sam, 1967-

Waking up - a guide to spirituality without religion

"For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris's new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology. Waking Up is for the 30 percent of Americans who follow no religion, but who suspect that Jesus, Buddha, Lao Tzu, Rumi, and the other saints and sages of history could not have all been epileptics, schizophrenics, or frauds. Throughout the book, Harris argues that there are important truths to be found in t

Sep 15, 2014
Walter Benjamin - a critical life by Eiland, Howard.

Walter Benjamin - a critical life

Presents the life of the German critic and philosopher, from his childhood in Berlin, his rise as an intellectual in the Weimar Republic, his life in exile after the rise of Hitler, and his death during his attempt to flee the Nazis.

Sep 20, 2014
Warm little knits - classic Norwegian two-color pattern knitwear by Letting, Grete.

Warm little knits - classic Norwegian two-color pattern knitwear

Presents instructions and patterns for a variety of socks, mittens, scarves, headbands, and hats based on Norway's traditional two-color pattern knitting.

Sep 20, 2014
Warner Bros. - Hollywood's ultimate backlot by Bingen, Steven.

Warner Bros. - Hollywood's ultimate backlot

Sep 20, 2014
Warren G. Harding by Dean, John W. (John Wesley), 1938-

Warren G. Harding

Portrays the life and political career of Warren G. Harding and his scandal-ridden presidency, detailing the Teapot Dome affair, corruption in the Veterans Bureau and Justice Department, his extramarital affair, and his policy decisions.

Sep 20, 2014
Watch me - a memoir by Huston, Anjelica.

Watch me - a memoir

"Picking up where A Story Lately Told leaves off, when Anjelica Huston is 22 years old, Watch Me is a chronicle of her glamorous and eventful Hollywood years. She writes about falling in love with Jack Nicholson and her adventurous, turbulent, high-profile, spirited 17-year relationship with him and his intoxicating circle of friends. She writes about learning how to act, about her Academy Award-winning portrayal of "Maerose Prizzi" in Prizzi's Honor, about her collaborations with many of the gr

Sep 19, 2014
Ways of curating by Obrist, Hans-Ulrich.

Ways of curating

"The world's most influential contemporary-art curator explores the history and practice of his craft"--

Sep 19, 2014
We are the bears! - the oral history of the Chicago Bears by Whittingham, Richard, 1939-

We are the bears! - the oral history of the Chicago Bears

"Featuring exclusive interviews with the greatest players in team history, Richard Whittingham's We Are the Bears is the definitive story of this classic NFL franchise, told by the men who built it. This oral history of the team, which features numerous legends--including Mike Singletary, Mike Ditka, Gayle Sayers, Dan Hampton, and many others--will delight fans of all ages"--

Sep 19, 2014
We are the bears! - the oral history of the Chicago Bears by Whittingham, Richard, 1939-2005.

We are the bears! - the oral history of the Chicago Bears

"Featuring exclusive interviews with the greatest players in team history, Richard Whittingham's We Are the Bears is the definitive story of this classic NFL franchise, told by the men who built it. This oral history of the team, which features numerous legends--including Mike Singletary, Mike Ditka, Gayle Sayers, Dan Hampton, and many others--will delight fans of all ages"--

Sep 20, 2014