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Replenish - the virtuous cycle of water and prosperity by Postel, Sandra, author. Replenish - the virtuous cycle of water and prosperity

Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature's rhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops to reduce polluted runoff; and in China, "sponge cities" are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding. Efforts like these will be essential as climate change disrupts both weather patterns and the models on which we base our infrastructure.

Oct 18, 2017
Reflections on mortality - insights into meaningful living by Brooks, Robert B., author. Reflections on mortality - insights into meaningful living

Many of us fill our lives with so much work, entertainment, and fluff that we fail to consider the reality that our personal journeys on earth must someday come to an end. This collection of essays and articles points out that human existence is a fragile, terminal gift. Accepting that encourages us to live dynamic, purposeful lives. Combining insights from thought leaders in the fields of medicine, mental health, and religion, as well as hospice, funeral directors, and those who have faced life

Oct 18, 2017
Quilt as-you-go made vintage - 51 blocks, 9 projects, 3 joining methods by Brandvig, Jera, 1985- author. Quilt as-you-go made vintage - 51 blocks, 9 projects, 3 joining methods

Features 51 mix-and-match quilt blocks and an innovative quilt-as-you-go technique to make timeless, vintage-style quilts.

Oct 18, 2017
Quackery - a brief history of the worst ways to cure everything by Kang, Lydia, author. Quackery - a brief history of the worst ways to cure everything

"What won't we try in our quest for perfect health, beauty, and the fountain of youth? Well, just imagine a time when doctors prescribed morphine for crying infants. When liquefied gold was touted as immortality in a glass. And when strychnine--yes, that strychnine, the one used in rat poison--was dosed like Viagra. Looking back with fascination, horror, and not a little dash of dark, knowing humor, Quackery recounts the lively, at times unbelievable, history of medical misfires and malpractices

Oct 18, 2017
Present at the creation - my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game by Bell, Upton, author. Present at the creation - my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game

"To understand how the NFL became the sports phenomenon it is today, you can study its history as an active participant. Upton Bell grew up at the knee of the NFL's first great commissioner, his father, the legendary Bert Bell, who not only saved the game from financial ruin after World War II but was one of its greatest innovators. Coining the phrase "On any given Sunday," Bert invented the pro football draft and propsed sudden death rules. Present at the Creation details Bell's firsthand exper

Oct 18, 2017
Podcasting for dummies by Morris, Tee. Podcasting for dummies

More people than ever are turning to podcasts for on-demand, mobile entertainment and information. Podcasting For Dummies offers a fast and easy way to get the know-how you need to produce and distribute one of your very own. Written by a pair of podcasting pioneers, this book shares insight on the technology behind recording, editing, and sharing podcasts, along with tips and tricks on how to produce a pro-level podcast.--Amazon.com

Oct 18, 2017
Parenting without borders - surprising lessons parents around the world can teach us by Gross-Loh, Christine. Parenting without borders - surprising lessons parents around the world can teach us

Research reveals American kids today lag well behind the rest of the world in terms of academic achievement, happiness, and wellness. Meanwhile the battle over whether parents are to blame for fostering a generation of helpless kids rages on. Christine Gross-Loh (who raised her young children in Japan for five years) exposes the hidden, culturally determined norms we have about good parenting, and asks, are there parenting strategies that other countries are getting right that we are not?

Oct 18, 2017
Panther by Anderson, Thomas, author. Panther

Oct 18, 2017
New York behind closed doors by Devlin, Polly, author. New York behind closed doors

"A look inside the homes of New York's artists, designers, writers, and social influencers. Twenty-four homes and stories of real New Yorkers who live in small spaces with art, books, collections, treasures, and fabulous, sometimes funky furniture each space expressing the resident's unique personality. Bright, captivating photographs throughout pair dynamically with Polly Devlin's in-depth interviews with the homeowners. Her critiques of their spaces are at once delightful, bold, and irreverent

Oct 18, 2017
The new complete dog book - official breed standards and profiles for over 200 breeds by The new complete dog book - official breed standards and profiles for over 200 breeds

The New Complete Dog Book is the American Kennel Club's "Bible" of dogs. For the past 88 years it has been the ultimate breed resource--the one book that no purebred dog aficionado and expert can live without. In addition to being the longest continually published dog book in history, it is also the most successful dog book ever published, with over two million copies sold. The revised and updated 22nd edition contains revised breed standards, changes in breed classifications, and recently recog

Oct 18, 2017
My grandmother's hands - racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies by Menakem, Resmaa, author. My grandmother's hands - racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies

Provided by amazon.com.

Oct 18, 2017
Mindful running - how meditative running can improve performance and make you a happier, more fulfilled person by Havey, Mackenzie L, author. Mindful running - how meditative running can improve performance and make you a happier, more fulfilled person

Oct 18, 2017
Meehan's bartender manual by Meehan, Jim, 1976- author. Meehan's bartender manual

"Meehan's Bartender Manual is acclaimed mixologist Jim Meehan's magnum opus--and the first book to explain the ins and outs of the modern bar industry. This work chronicles Meehan's storied career in the bar business through practical, enlightening chapters that mix history with professional insight. Meehan's deep dive covers the essential topics, including the history of cocktails and bartending, service, hospitality, menu development, bar design, spirits production, drink mixing technique, and

Oct 18, 2017
Mediterranean diet cookbook for dummies by Raffetto, Meri, author. Mediterranean diet cookbook for dummies

Features tried and true advice on transitioning to a healthful lifestyle. By providing meal planning tips and more than 160 tasty, nutritious recipes inspired by the cuisines of Italy, Greece, Spain, and Southern France, this informative guide will help you live free of excess weight and disease. Whether you're just disovering the Mediterranean way of life or you're looking for new recipes to add to your repertoire, you'll find it easier than ever to benefit from one of the best rated diet progr

Oct 18, 2017
The many faces of home birth - 25 honest, firsthand accounts from parents around the world by Silbernagel, Shantel, author. The many faces of home birth - 25 honest, firsthand accounts from parents around the world

"With limited resources for hopeful home birth parents, the unknowns can feel overwhelming. The Many Faces of Home Birth fills that void for knowledge by providing a rare glimpse into the private moments of twenty-five unique and modern home births from around the world. With honesty, humor, and confidence, these personal narratives and shared experiences leave readers with the understanding that home birth isn't just for one type of woman. Through this exciting collection of personal narratives

Oct 18, 2017
A man named Dave - a story of triumph and forgiveness by Pelzer, David J. A man named Dave - a story of triumph and forgiveness

"All those years you tried your best to break me, and I'm still here. One day you'll see, I'm going to make something of myself." These words were Dave Pelzer's declaration of independence to his mother, and they represented the ultimate act of self reliance. Dave's father never intervened as his mother abused him with shocking brutality.

Oct 18, 2017
Love that lasts - how we discovered God's better way for love, dating, marriage, and sex by Bethke, Jefferson, author. Love that lasts - how we discovered God's better way for love, dating, marriage, and sex

"In Love That Lasts, New York Times bestselling author of Jesus > Religion Jefferson Bethke and his wife, Alyssa, expose the distorted views of love that permeate our culture and damage our hearts, minds, and souls. Drawing from Jeff’s “prodigal son” personal history and from Alyssa’s “True Love Waits” experience, the Bethkes point to a third and better way. Blending personal storytelling with biblical teaching, they offer readers an inspiring, realistic vision of love, dating, marriage, and sex

Oct 18, 2017
Leopard warrior - a journey into the African teachings of ancestry, instinct, and dreams by Lockley, John, author. Leopard warrior - a journey into the African teachings of ancestry, instinct, and dreams

Oct 18, 2017
Lauren Greenfield - Generation Wealth by Lauren Greenfield - Generation Wealth

"Lauren Greenfield: Generation Wealth is both a retrospective and an investigation into the subject of wealth over the last twenty-five years. Greenfield has traveled the world - from Los Angeles to Moscow, Dubai to China - bearing witness to the global boom-and-bust economy and documenting its complicated consequences. Provoking serious reflection, this book is not about the rich, but about the desire to be wealthy, at any cost".

Oct 18, 2017
The last Chicago boss - my life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club by James, Peter, 1954 April 25- author. The last Chicago boss - my life with the Chicago Outlaws Motorcycle Club

"A legend in the biker community, Peter 'Big Pete' James was the most revered gangster in the Chicagoland Outlaws. He first perfected his skills with the Hells Angels, the Outlaws' chief rival, before persuading thousands of disgruntled members from splintered Outlaw Clubs to unite. Together they formed a powerful criminal syndicate involved in extortion, contract murders, drugs and arms trafficking, money laundering, and assassinations. Then a shocking medical diagnosis knocked James sideways,

Oct 18, 2017

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