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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
Pub grub - 77 apps & entrees to satisfy everyone's cravings. by Pub grub - 77 apps & entrees to satisfy everyone's cravings.

"From beer-braised BBQ brisket grinders to Southern buttermilk fried chicken, pub grub is comfort food turned up a notch-- warm and hearty, delicious and decadent. Try bacon mac-n-cheese (and other awesome variations), buffalo chicken wraps, crowd-pleasing onion rings, chicken pot pie, and even chipotle pork tacos. Get ready for some sticky fingers!"--back cover.

Dec 3, 2016
Prototyping for Designers - Developing the Best Digital and Physical Products by Mcelroy, Kathryn Prototyping for Designers - Developing the Best Digital and Physical Products

Dec 3, 2016
The Prometheus bomb - the Manhattan Project and government in the dark by Sullivan, Neil J., 1948- author. The Prometheus bomb - the Manhattan Project and government in the dark

Dec 3, 2016
Progressing through grief - guided exercises to understand your emotions and recover from Loss by Jose, Stephanie Progressing through grief - guided exercises to understand your emotions and recover from Loss

"Compassionate coping methods and practical tools toward healing," - back cover.

Dec 3, 2016
Primal fat burner - live longer, slow aging, super-power your brain, and save your life with a high-fat, low-carb paleo diet by Gedgaudas, Nora T, author. Primal fat burner - live longer, slow aging, super-power your brain, and save your life with a high-fat, low-carb paleo diet

"Author of the popular Primal Body, Primal Mind and widely recognized Paleo expert and nutritionist, Nora Gedgaudas presents a revolutionary, scientific, accessible high-fat diet for maintaining health, losing weight, and reversing some chronic diseases. Popular nutritionist Nora Gedguadas returns with advice that may sound counterintuitive: Eat fat to burn fat. In her new book, Primal Fat Burner, she explains the benefits and science behind a ketogenic (or fat-burning) diet, which switches your

Dec 3, 2016
The power of meaning - crafting a life that matters by Smith, Emily Esfahani, author. The power of meaning - crafting a life that matters

"This wise, stirring book argues that the search for meaning can immeasurably deepen our lives and is far more fulfilling than the pursuit of personal happiness. There is a myth in our culture that the search for meaning is some esoteric pursuit--that you have to travel to a distant monastery or page through dusty volumes to figure out life's great secret. The truth is, there are untapped sources of meaning all around us--right here, right now. Drawing on the latest research in positive psychol

Dec 3, 2016
The politics of resentment - rural consciousness in Wisconsin and the rise of Scott Walker by Cramer, Katherine J. (Katherine Jean), author. The politics of resentment - rural consciousness in Wisconsin and the rise of Scott Walker

Dec 3, 2016
The philosophy book - from the Vedas to the new atheists - 250 milestones in the history of philosophy by Bassham, Gregory, 1959- author. The philosophy book - from the Vedas to the new atheists - 250 milestones in the history of philosophy

"Philosophy explores the deepest, most fundamental questions of reality and this accessible and entertaining chronology presents 250 milestones of the most important theories, events, and seminal publications in the field over the last 3,500 years. The brief, engaging entries cover a range of topics and cultures, from the Hindu Vedas and Plato's theory of forms to Ockham's razor, Pascal's wager, Hume's A Treatise of Human Nature, existentialism, feminism, Philosophical zombies, and the Triple Th

Dec 3, 2016
Perfect English grammar - the indispensable guide to excellent writing and speaking by Barrett, Grant, author. Perfect English grammar - the indispensable guide to excellent writing and speaking

Dec 3, 2016
Parentspeak - What's Wrong With How We Talk to Our Children--and What to Say Instead by Lehr, Jennifer Parentspeak - What's Wrong With How We Talk to Our Children--and What to Say Instead

Dec 3, 2016
Pandemics - a very short introduction by McMillen, Christian W., 1969- author. Pandemics - a very short introduction

"The 2014 Ebola epidemic demonstrated the power of pandemics and their ability not only to destroy lives locally but also to capture the imagination and terrify the world. Christian W. McMillen provides a concise yet comprehensive account of pandemics throughout human history, illustrating how pandemic disease has shaped history and, at the same time, social behavior has influenced pandemic disease. Extremely interesting from a medical standpoint, the study of pandemics also provides unexpected,

Dec 3, 2016
Oxford Latin desk dictionary by Oxford Latin desk dictionary

Over 100,000 words, phrases, and translations between English and Latin.

Dec 3, 2016
The Oxford illustrated history of modern China by The Oxford illustrated history of modern China

"This lavishly illustrated volume explores the history of China during a period of dramatic shifts and surprising transformations, from the founding of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) through to the present day. The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern China promises to be essential reading for anyone who wants to understand this rising superpower on the verge of what promises to be the 'Chinese century,' introducing readers to important but often overlooked events in China's past, such as the bloo

Dec 3, 2016
Own it - the power of women at work by Krawcheck, Sallie, author. Own it - the power of women at work

Explains to women how to evaluate themselves and their careers by embracing and investing in unique traits proven to make women stronger leaders, better team players, and more valuable assets to companies and employers.

Dec 3, 2016
Our bodies, our data - how companies make billions selling our medical records by Tanner, Adam, author. Our bodies, our data - how companies make billions selling our medical records

Dec 3, 2016

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