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Lassoing the sun - a year in America's national parks by Woods, Mark, author.

Lassoing the sun - a year in America's national parks

On the eve of his fiftieth birthday a reporter from Florida embarks on a year-long trip to visit America's national parks, creating a story about family, the parks, and legacies.

Jun 28, 2016
Creative quilt challenges - take the challenge to discover your style & improve your design skills by Pease, Pat, 1951- author.

Creative quilt challenges - take the challenge to discover your style & improve your design skills

Jun 28, 2016
My father & Atticus Finch - a lawyer's fight for justice in 1930s Alabama by Beck, Joseph Madison, author.

My father & Atticus Finch - a lawyer's fight for justice in 1930s Alabama

"As a child, Joseph Beck heard the stories--when other lawyers came up with excuses, his father courageously defended a black man charged with raping a white woman. Now a lawyer himself, Beck reconstructs his father's role in State of Alabama vs. Charles White, Alias, a trial that was much publicized when Harper Lee was twelve years old"--Dust jacket flap.

Jun 28, 2016
Making it modern - the folk art collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman by Hofer, Margaret K., 1965- author.

Making it modern - the folk art collection of Elie and Viola Nadelman

Jun 28, 2016
The magic of broths - 60 great recipes for healing broths and stocks, and how to make them by Sandler, Nick.

The magic of broths - 60 great recipes for healing broths and stocks, and how to make them

Jun 28, 2016
The king's bed - sex and power in the court of Charles II by Jordan, Don, 1948- author.

The king's bed - sex and power in the court of Charles II

To refer to the private life of Charles II is to abuse the adjective. His personal life was anything but private. His amorous liaisons were largely conducted in royal palaces surrounded by friends, courtiers and literally hundreds of servants and soldiers. Gossip radiated throughout the kingdom. Charles spent most of his wealth and his intellect on gaining and keeping the company of women, from the lowest sections of society such as the actress Nell Gwyn to the aristocratic Louise de Ke´rouaille

Jun 28, 2016
Jeweler's enameling workshop - techniques and projects for making enameled jewelry by Warg, Pauline, 1951- author.

Jeweler's enameling workshop - techniques and projects for making enameled jewelry

"Add Vibrant Color to Your Jewelry!Enameling is the one of the best ways to add color to your jewelry--and anyone can do it! In Jeweler's Enameling Workshop, master jeweler Pauline Warg shares her easy-to-follow approach to enameling. You'll first learn the basics of kiln firing and torch firing, including equipment, tools, safety, and how to troubleshoot problems. Then, twenty projects for beautiful necklaces, pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings walk you through various dry and wet enameli

Jun 28, 2016
Homespun, handknit - caps, socks, mittens & gloves by

Homespun, handknit - caps, socks, mittens & gloves

Jun 28, 2016
Transgender 101 - a simple guide to a complex issue by Teich, Nicholas M.

Transgender 101 - a simple guide to a complex issue

Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this resource combines a portrait of transgenderism with a history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Chapters introduce transgenderism and its psychological, physical, and social processes; describe the coming out process and its effect on family and friends; discuss the relationship between sexual orientation and gender; and explore the differences between transsexualism and le

Jun 28, 2016
Never a dull moment - 1971-- the year that rock exploded by Hepworth, David, 1950- author.

Never a dull moment - 1971-- the year that rock exploded

"David Hepworth, an ardent music fan and well regarded critic, was twenty-one in '71, the same age as many of the legendary artists who arrived on the scene. Taking us on a tour of the major moments, the events and songs of this remarkable year, he shows how musicians came together to form the perfect storm of rock and roll greatness, starting a musical era that would last longer than anyone predicted. Those who joined bands to escape things that lasted found themselves in a new age, its colossa

Jun 28, 2016
Painless Italian by Danesi, Marcel, 1946-

Painless Italian

Jun 28, 2016
The shark and the albatross - a wildlife filmmaker reveals why nature matters to us all by Aitchison, John (Cinematographer), author.

The shark and the albatross - a wildlife filmmaker reveals why nature matters to us all

For twenty years John Aitchison has been traveling the world to film wildlife for a variety of international TV shows, taking him to far-away places on every continent. Aitchison reveals what happens behind the scenes and beyond the camera. He explains the practicalities and challenges of the filming process, and the problems of survival in perilous places. He records touching moments and dramatic incidents, some ending in success, others desperately sad. There are times when a hunted animal tri

Jun 28, 2016
Introduction to world Christian history by Cooper, Derek, 1978- author.

Introduction to world Christian history

Jun 28, 2016
Grace period - my ordination to the ordinary by Popham, Melinda Worth, author.

Grace period - my ordination to the ordinary

"Author Melinda Worth Popham left home for Yale Divinity School at age fifty-six after a barrage of painful life events--above all, the nightmare of her teenage daughter's life-threatening depression. These events brought her to her knees, and a monastic method of meditation became her mainstay as well as her portal to the holy. This memoir, Grace Period, tells the story of one mother's experience of a daughter's intractable illness and the discovery that pain is the Miracle Gro of spiritual gro

Jun 28, 2016
Finding the flavors we lost - from bread to bourbon, how artisans reclaimed American food by Kuh, Patric, 1964- author.

Finding the flavors we lost - from bread to bourbon, how artisans reclaimed American food

"An award-winning restaurant critic for Los Angeles Magazine and a former restaurant cook profiles the major figures in the so-called artisanal food movement who brought exceptional taste back to food and inspired chefs and restaurateurs to redefine and rethink the way we eat,"--NoveList.

Jun 28, 2016
Eve of a hundred midnights - the star-crossed love story of two WWII correspondents and their epic escape across the Pacific by Lascher, Bill, author.

Eve of a hundred midnights - the star-crossed love story of two WWII correspondents and their epic escape across the Pacific

On New Year’s Eve, 1941, just three weeks after the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Japanese were bombing the Philippine capital of Manila, where journalists Mel and Annalee Jacoby had married just a month earlier. The couple had worked in China as members of a tight community of foreign correspondents with close ties to Chinese leaders; if captured by invading Japanese troops, they were certain to be executed. Racing to the docks just before midnight, they barely escaped on a freighter&#x201

Jun 28, 2016
Rubber band engineer - build slingshot-powered rockets, rubber band rifles, unconventional catapults, and more guerilla gadgets from household hardware by Akiyama, Lance, author.

Rubber band engineer - build slingshot-powered rockets, rubber band rifles, unconventional catapults, and more guerilla gadgets from household hardware

Offers instructions for twenty-five different gadgets, including a crossbow, pneumatic magic box, and slingshot rocket.

Jun 28, 2016
The power paradox - how we gain and lose influence by Keltner, Dacher, author.

The power paradox - how we gain and lose influence

An examination of the nature of power argues that empathy and giving are the ultimate sources of lasting power, discussing how people often misunderstand how they achieved power and end up losing it, and how power can be a demonstrably good thing.

Jun 28, 2016
Outlander kitchen - the official Outlander companion cookbook by Carle-Sanders, Theresa, author.

Outlander kitchen - the official Outlander companion cookbook

Collects recipes inspired by Diana Gabaldon's "Outlander" series, including such options as Mrs. Fitzgibbon's overnight parritch, mushroom pasties, roast beef for a wedding feast, Mrs. Bug's buttermilk drop biscuits, and jam tarts.

Jun 28, 2016
The oracle of oil - a maverick geologist's quest for a sustainable future by Inman, Mason.

The oracle of oil - a maverick geologist's quest for a sustainable future

Describes the life and career of the geophysicist and Shell Oil researcher who shocked the scientific community with his brilliance but also with his controversial predictions about the peak and steady decline of American oil production.

Jun 28, 2016