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Herculaneum - art of a buried city by Guidobaldi, Maria Paola, author.

Herculaneum - art of a buried city

"A sumptuously illustrated survey of the art and architecture of this prosperous Roman town, remarkably preserved by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 Herculaneum, located on the picturesque Bay of Naples, was buried in the same volcanic eruption as its larger neighbor, Pompeii. But while Pompeii was covered by a relatively shallow layer of loose volcanic ash, Herculaneum was submerged in deep flows of hot volcanic mud, which preserved the upper stories of buildings, as well as organic ma

Sep 26, 2014
Hitchcock's stars - Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood studio system by Coffin, Lesley L.

Hitchcock's stars - Alfred Hitchcock and the Hollywood studio system

Sep 26, 2014
Hoard of the dragon queen / Tyranny of Dragons by Baur, Wolfgang (Writer on fantasy games) author.

Hoard of the dragon queen / Tyranny of Dragons

A detailed scenario for an adventure for players of "Dungeons & Dragons" involving the struggle to defeat a dragon cult outlines settings, characters, statistics, and other narrative ideas.

Sep 29, 2014
How Google works by Schmidt, Eric, 1955 April 27-

How Google works

"Jack Welch's Straight from the Gut was once the essential primer for managers, but today's leaders need a new playbook. In HOW GOOGLE WORKS, Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg distill their decades of working in the high-tech industry into a practical and fun-to-read guide for those who want to succeed in an ever-changing business landscape. The book offers how-to advice on strategy, corporate culture, talent, decision-making, innovation, communication and dealing with disruption. The authors

Sep 26, 2014
How Star Wars conquered the universe - the past, present, and future of a multibillion dollar franchise by Taylor, Chris, 1973-

How Star Wars conquered the universe - the past, present, and future of a multibillion dollar franchise

Sep 29, 2014
How to get organized without resorting to arson - a step-by-step guide to clearing your desk without panic or the use of open flame by Franklin, Liz, 1953-

How to get organized without resorting to arson - a step-by-step guide to clearing your desk without panic or the use of open flame

Sep 29, 2014
How to make your long-distance relationship work and flourish - a couple's guide to being apart and staying happy by Butler, Tamsen, 1974-

How to make your long-distance relationship work and flourish - a couple's guide to being apart and staying happy

Sep 26, 2014
How we got to now - six innovations that made the modern world by Johnson, Steven, 1968- author.

How we got to now - six innovations that made the modern world

"From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental gen

Sep 29, 2014
Hyper - a personal history of ADHD by Denevi, Timothy, author.

Hyper - a personal history of ADHD

"Hyper: A Personal History of ADHD is Timothy Denevi's memoir of growing up as a hyperactive child, intertwined with his even-handed and thorough reporting on the history of the diagnosis and its treatment. Beginning with the moment he first started having severe emotional fits, his book traces his compelling and moving journey through fifteen years of diagnosis and treatment as he illuminates the medical and psychological theories and practices that shape our understanding of this controversial

Sep 26, 2014
I can hear you whisper - an intimate journey through the science of sound and language by Denworth, Lydia, 1966-

I can hear you whisper - an intimate journey through the science of sound and language

"An investigation into the science of hearing, child language acquisition, neuroplasticity, brain development, and Deaf culture spurred by Lydia Denworth's discovery that her son couldn't hear her lullabies and the family's life-altering decision to givehim a cochlear implant. Lydia Denworth's third son, Alex, was almost two when he was diagnosed with profound and progressive hearing loss. As both a science writer and the mother of young children, Denworth was steeped in messages about the impo

Sep 26, 2014
I'll drink to that - a life in style, with a twist by Halbreich, Betty, 1927- author.

I'll drink to that - a life in style, with a twist

"Eighty-six-year-old Betty Halbreich is a true original. A tough broad who could have stepped straight out of Stephen Sondheim's repertoire, she has spent nearly forty years as the legendary personal shopper at Bergdorf Goodman, where she works with socialites, stars, and ordinary women off the street. She has helped many find their true selves through clothes, frank advice, and her own brand of wisdom. She is trusted by the most discriminating persons--including Hollywood's top stylists--to tel

Sep 24, 2014
Ideas of order - a close reading of Shakespeare's sonnets by Rudenstine, Neil L.

Ideas of order - a close reading of Shakespeare's sonnets

"A guide to Shakespeare's sonnets illustrating the narrative underlying the poems"--

Sep 26, 2014
In a rocket made of ice - among the children of Wat Opot by Gutradt, Gail.

In a rocket made of ice - among the children of Wat Opot

"A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman's volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia-a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles. Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the Wat Opot Children's Community. Begun with just $50 in the pocket of Wayne Matthysse, a former Marine Corps medic in Vietnam, Wat Opot, a temple complex nestled among Cambodia's verdant ri

Sep 26, 2014
In my shoes - a memoir by Mellon, Tamara, 1967-

In my shoes - a memoir

" When Tamara Mellon's father lent her the seed money to start a high-end shoe company, he cautioned her: "Don't let the accountants run your business." Little did he know. Over the next fifteen years, the struggle between "financial" and "creative" would become one of the central themes as Mellon's business savvy, creative eye, and flair for design built Jimmy Choo into a premier name in the competitive fashion industry. Over time, Mellon grew Jimmy Choo into a billion dollar brand. She became

Sep 25, 2014
In the company of bears - what black bears have taught me about intelligence and intuition by Kilham, Benjamin.

In the company of bears - what black bears have taught me about intelligence and intuition

Sep 25, 2014
In the heart of life - a memoir by Eldon, Kathy.

In the heart of life - a memoir

In 1977, Kathy Eldon moved with her husband and two children from England to Kenya, where she found freedom as she had never known it before and was ready to push back from her old, restrictive life. Diving into this tumultuous new world as a journalist and writer, she embraced the energy and creativity of Kenyans, both black and white. But her world collapsed when her twenty-two-year-old son, Dan--an artist and photojournalist on assignment for Reuters--was stoned to death by an angry mob in So

Sep 25, 2014
Invisible women by Fortune, Jane.

Invisible women

"Indiana Jane" strikes again: another painting has been salvaged from centuries of decay; another woman artist rescued from oblivion. From the lofty halls of the Uffizi to the attic storerooms of the Pitti Palace, Jane Fortune leads the reader on a quest whose aim is the restoration, recuperation and rediscovery of famous or unknown works by women artists in Florence's museums. In a city of indisputable masters, Fortune opens a window on the trials and triumphs of remarkable women whose lives an

Sep 26, 2014
James Buchanan by Burgan, Michael

James Buchanan

Sep 25, 2014
James Buchanan by Burgan, Michael.

James Buchanan

Examines the life, career, and impact of President James Buchanan and places him within his historical and cultural context.

Sep 29, 2014
James K. Polk / The American Presidents Series- the 11th President, 1845-1849 by Seigenthaler, John, 1927-2014.

James K. Polk / The American Presidents Series- the 11th President, 1845-1849

Examines the political career and presidency of James K. Polk, noting his service as Speaker of the House and governor of Tennessee and his role in the disputed Oregon boundary and war on Mexico.

Sep 25, 2014