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The power of Mercury - understanding Mercury retrograde and unlocking the astrological secrets of communication by McGuirk, Leslie, author. The power of Mercury - understanding Mercury retrograde and unlocking the astrological secrets of communication

"A lively guide to surviving and thriving during Mercury Retrograde--and to unlocking the astrological secrets of Mercury, the planet that rules communication. Mercury Retrograde: We've all heard about its effects. E-mails disappear into black holes. Flights are delayed and trains run late. From communication mishaps to travel breakdowns, Mercury Retrograde wreaks utter havoc on our lives. So how do we survive it, sanity and relationships intact? In The Power of Mercury, acclaimed astrologer L

Sep 22, 2016
The poem is you - sixty contemporary American poems and how to read them by Burt, Stephen, 1971- author. The poem is you - sixty contemporary American poems and how to read them

Contemporary American poetry has plenty to offer new readers, and plenty more for those who already follow it. Yet its difficulty--and sheer variety--leaves many readers puzzled or overwhelmed. The critic, scholar, and poet Stephen Burt sets out to help. Beginning in the early 1980s, where critical consensus ends, Burt canvasses American poetry of the past four decades, from the headline making urgency of Claudia Rankine's Citizen to the stark pathos of Louise Glu¨ck, the limitless energy of J.

Sep 19, 2016
The platinum age of television - from I love Lucy to The walking dead, how TV became terrific by Bianculli, David, author. The platinum age of television - from I love Lucy to The walking dead, how TV became terrific

"Television shows have now eclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time. This new book by one of our finest critics explains--historically, in depth, and with interviews with the celebrated creators themselves--how the art of must-see/binge-watch television evolved. Darwin had his theory of evolution, and David Bianculli has his. Bianculli's theory has to do with the concept of quality television: what it is and, crucially, how it got that way. In tracing the evolution

Sep 24, 2016
The philosophy bible - the definitive guide to the last 3,000 years of thought by Cohen, Martin, 1964- author. The philosophy bible - the definitive guide to the last 3,000 years of thought

Sep 20, 2016
The periodic table in minutes by Green, Dan, 1975 June 20- The periodic table in minutes

An icon of science, the periodic table defines the fundamental chemistry of everything in the universe. In this compact yet comprehensive guide, Dan Green outlines the history, development, and working of the table, shows how its design reflects and illuminates the organization of all matter, and even explains what it has to tell us about the chemistry of distant stars and of our own bodies.

Sep 22, 2016
The perfect pass - American genius and the reinvention of football by Gwynne, S. C. (Samuel C.), 1953- author. The perfect pass - American genius and the reinvention of football

"New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach--two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s--changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL"--

Sep 24, 2016
The path to war - how the First World War created modern America by Neiberg, Michael S., author. The path to war - how the First World War created modern America

America's entry into World War One in April 1917 marked the end of one era in the nation's history and the start of another.The Great War erupted in the midst of lively domestic debate as to what America's role should be in the global sphere. Whereas Woodrow Wilson was re-elected in 1916 by pledging to stay out of the conflict in Europe, former president Theodore Roosevelt was convinced that the war offered a means for the U.S. to become a dominant power and ensure national security.

Sep 22, 2016
The paleo thyroid solution by Russ, Elle, author. The paleo thyroid solution

Sep 22, 2016
The once and future ocean - notes toward a new hydraulic society by Neill, Peter, 1941- author. The once and future ocean - notes toward a new hydraulic society

Sep 21, 2016
The Oliver Stone experience by Seitz, Matt Zoller, author. The Oliver Stone experience

"Stone himself serves as guide to this no-holds-barred retrospective--an extremely candid and comprehensive monograph of the renowned and controversial writer, director, and cinematic historian in interview form"--Back cover.

Sep 21, 2016
The nightingale's song by Timberg, Robert. The nightingale's song

Presents the story of five top graduates of Annapolis who served heroically in Vietnam and rose to national prominence during the Reagan years

Sep 24, 2016
The new better off - reinventing the American dream by Martin, Courtney E., author. The new better off - reinventing the American dream

"Are we living the good life--and what defines 'good', anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TED speaker and columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off"--

Sep 20, 2016
The Nerdy Nummies cookbook - sweet treats for the geek in all of us by Pansino, Rosanna. The Nerdy Nummies cookbook - sweet treats for the geek in all of us

Shares recipes with bakers of all experience levels that draw their inspiration from video games, science fiction, math, comics, and other nerdy things.

Sep 24, 2016
The myth of the litigious society - why we don't sue by Engel, David M., author. The myth of the litigious society - why we don't sue

Sep 23, 2016
The Missing Element - Inspiring Compassion for the Human Condition by Silverman, Debra The Missing Element - Inspiring Compassion for the Human Condition

Sep 24, 2016
The mathematics bible - the definitive guide to the last 4,000 years of theories by Beveridge, Colin (Maths coach), author. The mathematics bible - the definitive guide to the last 4,000 years of theories

Sep 20, 2016
The many captivities of Esther Wheelwright by Little, Ann M., author. The many captivities of Esther Wheelwright

"Born and raised in a New England garrison town, Esther Wheelwright (1696-1780) was captured by Wabanaki Indians at age seven. Among them, she became a Catholic and lived like any other young girl in the tribe. At age twelve, she was enrolled at a French-Canadian Ursuline convent, where she would spend the rest of her life, eventually becoming the order's only foreign-born mother superior. Among these three major cultures of colonial North America, Wheelwright's life was exceptional: border-cros

Sep 21, 2016
The man who stalked Einstein - how Nazi scientist Philipp Lenard changed the course of history by Hillman, Bruce J., author. The man who stalked Einstein - how Nazi scientist Philipp Lenard changed the course of history

"By the end of World War I, Albert Einstein had become the face of the new science of theoretical physics and had made some powerful enemies. One of those enemies, Nobel Prize winner Philipp Lenard, spent a career trying to discredit him. Their story of conflict, pitting Germany's most widely celebrated Jew against the Nazi scientist who was to become Hitler's chief advisor on physics, had an impact far exceeding what the scientific community felt at the time. Indeed, their mutual antagonism aff

Sep 21, 2016
The magic of gingerbread - 16 beautiful projects to make and eat by Beddall, Catherine, author. The magic of gingerbread - 16 beautiful projects to make and eat

Sep 23, 2016
The madhouse effect - how climate change denial is threatening our planet, destroying our politics, and driving us crazy by Mann, Michael E., 1965- The madhouse effect - how climate change denial is threatening our planet, destroying our politics, and driving us crazy

Sep 21, 2016