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The secret life of fat - the science behind the body's least understood organ and what it means for you by Tara, Sylvia. The secret life of fat - the science behind the body's least understood organ and what it means for you

Blends historical perspectives with cutting-edge research to examine body fat as a critical endocrine organ that can be better understood and managed when recognized as a necessary component of human health.

Dec 3, 2016
Scratch - writers, money, and the art of making a living by Martin, Manjula Scratch - writers, money, and the art of making a living

"A collection of essays from today's most acclaimed authors--from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen--on the realities of making a living in the writing world"--

Dec 3, 2016
The science of why - answers to questions about the world around us by Ingram, Jay, author. The science of why - answers to questions about the world around us

"An illustrated, popular science reader for any age."--

Dec 3, 2016
Rumi's secret - the life and times of the Sufi poet by Gooch, Brad, 1952- author. Rumi's secret - the life and times of the Sufi poet

Dec 3, 2016
Royal School of Needlework. Appliqué - techniques, projects & pure inspiration by Cross, Kate, author. Royal School of Needlework. Appliqué - techniques, projects & pure inspiration

This contemporary guide to the art of applique´ is endorsed by the Royal School of Needlework (RSN), and written by Kate Cross, one of their trained experts and teachers. ... The book features an introduction to the RSN and its prestigious heritage. As well as featuring a rich selection of inspiring applique´ pieces, this is primarily a practical, instructional guide that offers a complete grounding in all essential applique´ techniques: it contains a comprehensive stitch guide and leads the rea

Dec 3, 2016
Rosset - My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship by Rosset, Barney Rosset - My Life in Publishing and How I Fought Censorship

Dec 3, 2016
Rocks - A Very Short Introduction by Zalasiewicz, Jan Rocks - A Very Short Introduction

Dec 3, 2016
The rock climber's exercise guide - training for strength, endurance, flexibility, and stability by Hörst, Eric J., author. The rock climber's exercise guide - training for strength, endurance, flexibility, and stability

"Provides climbers of all ages and experience with the knowledge and tools to design and execute a comprehensive, personalized exercise program" -- Back cover.

Dec 3, 2016
The rise of Athens - the story of the world's greatest civilization by Everitt, Anthony, author. The rise of Athens - the story of the world's greatest civilization

"A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history's most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian"--

Dec 3, 2016
Rise - how a house built a family by Brookins, Cara, author. Rise - how a house built a family

Describes how the author, who had escaped an abusive marriage but had no home to live in, used a small bank loan, You Tube instructional videos, and a work crew consisting only of her and her four children to build a family home from the ground up.

Dec 3, 2016
Revolutionary Science - Transformation and Turmoil in the Age of the Guillotine by Jones, Steve Revolutionary Science - Transformation and Turmoil in the Age of the Guillotine

Dec 3, 2016
Renal diet cookbook - the low sodium, low potassium, healthy kidney cookbook by Zogheib, Susan, author. Renal diet cookbook - the low sodium, low potassium, healthy kidney cookbook

Your 28-Day Action Plan to Kick-Start a Kidney-Healthy Diet While a kidney disease diagnosis can be overwhelming, you're not alone. Nearly 26 million adults are affected by chronic kidney disease. But there is hope. Your diet.

Dec 3, 2016
Relentless spirit - the unconventional raising of a champion by Franklin, Missy, 1995- author. Relentless spirit - the unconventional raising of a champion

"What does it take to become a champion? Gold medalist Missy Franklin, along with her parents, D.A. and Dick, tell the inspirational and heartwarming story of how Missy became both a legendary athlete and a happy and confident woman, something they accomplished by doing things their own way and making the right choices for their family. The word relentless has many meanings for swimmer Missy Franklin. In the pool, it reminds her to remain steady and persistent, unyielding in intensity and stren

Dec 3, 2016
Reformations - the early modern world, 1450-1650 by Eire, Carlos M. N, author. Reformations - the early modern world, 1450-1650

Chronicles the two-hundred-year era of the Renaissance and Reformation, focusing on the vast changes in Western culture, religion, and technology during that time that still provide an impact today.

Dec 3, 2016
Reel inequality - Hollywood actors and racism by Yuen, Nancy Wang, 1976- author. Reel inequality - Hollywood actors and racism

Dec 3, 2016
Recaptured Africans - surviving slave ships, detention, and dislocation in the final years of the slave trade by Fett, Sharla M, author. Recaptured Africans - surviving slave ships, detention, and dislocation in the final years of the slave trade

"In the years just before the Civil War, during the most intensive phase of American slave-trade suppression, the U.S. Navy seized roughly 2,000 enslaved Africans from illegal slave ships and brought them into temporary camps at Key West and Charleston. In this study, Sharla Fett reconstructs the social world of these "recaptives" and recounts the relationships they built to survive the holds of slave ships, American detention camps, and, ultimately, a second transatlantic voyage to Liberia"--

Dec 3, 2016
A really good day / How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life by Waldman, Ayelet, author. A really good day / How Microdosing Made a Mega Difference in My Mood, My Marriage, and My Life

"A revealing, courageous, fascinating, and funny account of the author's experiment with microdoses of LSD in an effort to treat a debilitating mood disorder, of her quest to understand a misunderstood drug, and of her search for a really good day. Whena small vial arrives in her mailbox from "Lewis Carroll," Ayelet Waldman is at a low point. Her mood storms have become intolerably severe; she has tried nearly every medication possible; her husband and children are suffering with her. So she op

Dec 3, 2016
Reality is not what it seems - the elementary structure of things by Rovelli, Carlo, 1956- author. Reality is not what it seems - the elementary structure of things

Traces how the human image of the world has changed throughout history, demonstrating the evolution of the idea of reality while touching on subjects ranging from the Higgs boson to quantum gravity.

Dec 3, 2016
Reach - a new strategy to help you step outside your comfort zone, rise to the challenge, and build confidence by Molinsky, Andy, author. Reach - a new strategy to help you step outside your comfort zone, rise to the challenge, and build confidence

Dec 3, 2016
The purple diaries - Mary Astor and the most sensational Hollywood scandal of the 1930s by Egan, Joseph, author. The purple diaries - Mary Astor and the most sensational Hollywood scandal of the 1930s

"1936 looked like it would be a great year for the movie industry. With the economy picking up after the Great Depression, Americans everywhere were sitting in the dark watching the stars--and few stars shined as brightly as one of America's most enduring screen favorites, Mary Astor. But Astor's story wasn't a happy one. She was born poor, and at the first sign that she could earn money, her parents grabbed the reins and the checks. Widowed at twenty-four, Mary Astor was looking for stability w

Dec 3, 2016

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