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Numbers and the making of us - counting and the course of human cultures by Everett, Caleb, author. Numbers and the making of us - counting and the course of human cultures

Numbers and the Making of Us examines the origins and effects of numbers--words and other symbols for quantities. It focuses on the influence that numbers have had on human thought. As a result of this influence, the book claims, numbers transformed the human narrative. This transformation is supported by data from many disciplines: archaeology, linguistics, psychology, and primatology. The book surveys the types of number systems that have been innovated independently in languages around the wo

May 20, 2017
My sugar free baby and me by Schenker, Sarah, author. My sugar free baby and me

Feeding your new baby is the perfect start for you both to go 'sugar free' and nourish your bodies with the food and ingredients for optimum health. The advice in this book will help you learn how to nourish your body, recover from childbirth, gently lose weight, balance hormones and feel energetic. It offers advice on how to go sugar free, deal with cravings and stay energised as well as recipes based on delicious, satisfying and nutritious meals every day.

May 20, 2017
My lovely wife in the psych ward - a memoir by Lukach, Mark, author. My lovely wife in the psych ward - a memoir

"Mark and Giulia's life together began as a storybook romance. The fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco. When Giulia was twenty-seven, she suffered a terrifying and unexpected psychotic break that landed her in the psych ward for nearly a month. One day she was vibrant and well-adjusted; the next she was delusional and suicidal, convinced that she was the devil and that her loved ones were not safe. All she wanted was to die. Eventua

May 20, 2017
More on war by Van Creveld, Martin, 1946- author. More on war

"War is the most important thing in the world," writes Martin van Creveld, military historian and author of the monumental work, The Rise and Decline of the State. The survival of every country, government, and individual is ultimately dependent on war - or the ability to wage it in self-defense. That is why, though it may come but once in a hundred years, every country must be prepared every day. In spite of the centrality of war to human history and culture, there has long been no modern attem

May 20, 2017
Mastering Azure Analytics - architecting in the cloud with Azure Data Lake, HDInsight, and Spark by Tejada, Zoiner, author. Mastering Azure Analytics - architecting in the cloud with Azure Data Lake, HDInsight, and Spark

Helps users understand the breadth of Azure services by organizing them into a reference framework they can use when crafting their own big-data analytics solution.

May 20, 2017
Master recipes - a step-by-step guide to cooking like a pro by Master recipes - a step-by-step guide to cooking like a pro

May 20, 2017
The master coach - leading with character, building connections, and engaging in extraordinary conversations by Thompson, Gregg, 1950- author. The master coach - leading with character, building connections, and engaging in extraordinary conversations

""President of Bluepoint Leadership Development, Inc. presents his approach to mastering the art of coaching. In his 3Cs Coaching Model based on Character, Connections, and Conversations, he asserts that a leadership development coach must have exemplary character, the ability to form rapid connections with others at a deep personal level, and skills to guide intense, attitude-changing discussions"--Provided by publisher"--

May 20, 2017
The marriage bureau - the true story of how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime London by Halson, Penrose, author. The marriage bureau - the true story of how two matchmakers arranged love in wartime London

"In the spring of 1939, with the Second World War looming, two determined twenty-four-year-olds, Heather Jenner and Mary Oliver, decided to open a marriage bureau. They found a tiny office on London's Bond Street and set about the delicate business of matchmaking. Drawing on the bureau's extensive archives, Penrose Halson—who many years later found herself the proprietor of the bureau—tells their story, and those of their clients."--Back cover.

May 20, 2017
The manager's path - a guide for tech leaders navigating growth and change by Fournier, Camille, author. The manager's path - a guide for tech leaders navigating growth and change

May 20, 2017
The make-up manual - your beauty guide for brows, eyes, skin, lips and more by Potter-Dixon, Lisa, author. The make-up manual - your beauty guide for brows, eyes, skin, lips and more

Provided by amazon.com.

May 20, 2017
Magical parent, magical child - the art of joyful parenting by Mendizza, Michael, 1949- Magical parent, magical child - the art of joyful parenting

'Magical Parent, Magical Child' helps adults rediscover the playful, childlike genius of their own nature as they guide, learn from, & mentor children. The authors present parenting principles that enable parents & caregivers to create, maintain & sustain Optimum Learning Relationships at any age.

May 20, 2017
Love what matters - real people, real stories, real heart. by Love what matters - real people, real stories, real heart.

"This curated collection of powerful stories features first person accounts and photographs that perfectly capture each moment: A husband learning he's about to be a dad. A new mom embracing her body. A cashier inadvertently teaching a young girl a lesson about patience. A bagel from a stranger that saved a homeless man's life. From long overdue adoptions to military heroes returning home; from a fireman's touching 9/11 tribute to what an old dinner plate found at a bake sale can teach us all ab

May 20, 2017
Lou - fifty years of kicking dirt, playing hard, and winning big in the sweet spot of baseball by Piniella, Lou, 1943- author. Lou - fifty years of kicking dirt, playing hard, and winning big in the sweet spot of baseball

A candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir by baseball legend Lou Piniella, detailing his nearly fifty years in the game, playing with and managing some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball.

May 20, 2017
Long shot - the triumphs and struggles of an NBA freedom fighter by Hodges, Craig, 1960- Long shot - the triumphs and struggles of an NBA freedom fighter

"As a member of the 1992 world-champion Chicago Bulls, a dashiki-clad Hodges delivered a handwritten letter to President George H. W. Bush demanding that he do more to address racism and economic inequality. Hodges was also a vocal union activist, initiated a boycott against Nike, and spoke out forcefully against police brutality in the wake of the Rodney King beating. But his outspokenness cost him dearly. In the prime of his career, after ten NBA seasons, Hodges was blackballed from the NBA fo

May 20, 2017
Literary yarns - crochet patterns inspired by classic books by Wang, Cindy, author. Literary yarns - crochet patterns inspired by classic books

"Featuring 22 crocheted dolls drawn from 16 beloved novels and plays, this easy-to-follow craft book is perfect for bibliophiles and crafters of all skill levels. Literature lovers can decorate bookshelves, proclaim a love of reading, and show off crafting skills with adorable amigurumi, sweet crocheted characters that are simple to make and impossible to resist! All that's needed are a few readily available materials and beginner crochet skills, and soon you'll be hanging out with your favorite

May 20, 2017
Learned optimism - how to change your mind and your life by Seligman, Martin E. P. Learned optimism - how to change your mind and your life

"Known as the father of the new science of positive psychology, Martin E.P. Seligman draws on more than twenty years of clinical research to demonstrate how optimism enhances the quality of life, and how anyone can learn to practice it. Offering many simple techniques, Dr. Seligman explains how to break an I-give-up habit, develop a more constructive explanatory style for interpreting your behavior, and experience the benefits of a more positive interior dialogue. These skills can help break up

May 20, 2017
Last man standing - Mort Sahl and the birth of modern comedy by Curtis, James, 1953- author. Last man standing - Mort Sahl and the birth of modern comedy

On December 22, 1953, Mort Sahl took the stage at San Francisco’s hungry i and changed comedy forever. Before him, standup was about everything but hard news and politics. In his wake, a new generation of smart comics emerged?Shelley Berman, Mike Nichols and Elaine May, Lenny Bruce, Bob Newhart, Dick Gregory, Woody Allen, and the Smothers Brothers, among others. He opened up jazz-inflected satire to a loose network of clubs, cut the first modern comedy album, and appeared on the cover of Time su

May 20, 2017
Know who you are, live like it matters by Tebow, Tim, 1987- author. Know who you are, live like it matters

May 20, 2017
The kid - the immortal life of Ted Williams by Bradlee, Ben, Jr. The kid - the immortal life of Ted Williams

Ted Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than five hundred home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in World War II and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him, and traveled a long way himself, as this biography revea

May 20, 2017
Kennedy babylon - a century of scandal and depravity, Volume 1 by Carr, Howie. Kennedy babylon - a century of scandal and depravity, Volume 1

Kennedy Babylon Vol. 1 begins the story of the Kennedy family's scandalous century in the public eye. Written by Howie Carr, the New York Times bestselling author of The Brothers Bulger and Hitman, Kennedy Babylon is a whirlwind tour of scandals from the days of the clan's rabidly anti-Semitic patriarch to the death of JFK Jr. The book includes scores of amazing photographs, many of which have not been published in decades.

May 20, 2017

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