Baja : Tijuana to Los Cabos / Jennifer Kramer.

  • 25 February 2021
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New Mexico / Steven Horak.

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageFrom hiking sandstone canyons to chowing down on southwestern cuisine, fall under the spell of the Land of Enchantment with Moon New Mexico. Inside you'll find: strategic, flexible itineraries with ideas for art lovers, outdoor adventurers, history buffs, and more. Top experiences and unique activities: Wander through a ghost-town graveyard, count the bullet holes in the ceilings of preserved 19th-century saloons, or visit the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Soar through New Mexico's clear blue sky on a colorful hot air balloon. Spark inspiration and delight in the spirited art scene of Santa Fe, or seek an extraterrestrial experience at the International UFO Museum & Research Center in Roswell.

Canadian Rockies : with Banff & Jasper National Parks : hike, camp, see wildlife / Andrew Hempstead.

  • 25 February 2021
cover image"Snowy peaks, icy glaciers, glittering lakes, and alpine meadows... in the Canadian Rockies, a string of parks creates a massive swath of incomparable wilderness. This book gives you the strategies to plan the perfect trip for you: Suggested itineraries, including day plans for each of the parks and a two-week road trip with driving distances and times ; The top hikes, scenic drives, and winter adventures ; The best places to see wildlife like moose, bighorn sheep, and black bears ; Experiences kids will love, such as riding over a glacier in an ice explorer and riding through the sky in a mountain gondola ; Best places to spend the night, including distinctive mountain lodges and camping out under the stars." -- Back cover.

Texas / Andy Rhodes.

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageGet to know the fiery spirit, Southern hospitality, and larger-than-life personality of the Lone Star State.

Pacific Crest Trail data book : for day hikers, section hikers, and thru-hikers / compiled by Benedict Go.

  • 25 February 2021
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Greece / Simon Richmond, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Andy Symington, Kate Armstrong, Stuart Butler, Peter Dragicevich, Trent Holden, Anna Kaminski, Vesna Maric, Hugh McNaughtan, Kate Morgan, Isabella Nobl

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageExperience the Acropolis of Athens, get lost in Rhodes' Old Town and watch the sun set in Santorini - all with your trusted travel companion.

Cruise ports Northeast Asia : a guide to perfect days on shore / Ray Bartlett, Andrew Bender, Jade Bremner [and 11 others].

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageLonely Planet's Cruise Ports Northeast Asia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Discover Nagasaki's vibrant charm, venture back to a time of samurai in Kakunodate, and relax on Okinawa's palm-fringed, sugar-white beaches - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Northeast Asia and begin your journey now!

Venice & the Veneto / Peter Dragicevich, Paula Hardy.

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageLonely Planet's Venice & the Veneto is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Absorb the architecture at Basilica di San Marco, cruise the Grand Canal on a gondola, and trace the development of Venetian art at the Gallerie dell'Accademia - all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Venice and the Veneto and begin your journey now!

Dordogne, Bordeaux and the southwest coast.

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageWhether you want to tour the world-famous wine country of Gironde, hop in a canoe and drift along the Dordogne river or enjoy the sweeping sandy shores of Landes, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Dordogne, Bordeaux and the Southwest Coast have to offer.

Seville and Andalucía / main contributors, Lynnette McCurdy Bastida, Ben Ffrancon Davies, Daniel Stables, [and 3 others].

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageYour journey starts here. Featuring DK's much-loved maps and illustrations, walks and information, plus all new, full-colour photography, this 100% updated guide to Seville and Andalucia brings you the best of this stunning Spanish region and its capital in a brand-new, lightweight format.

Northern Spain / main contributors: Ben Ffrancon Davies, Patricia Harris & David Lyons [and 4 others].

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageOur Eyewitness Travel Guide to Northern Spain is packed with culture and activities for travellers to enjoy. We'll connect you with the best restaurants, bars, and cafes, and we'll give you insider tips for taking fantastic walking excursions and finding fun activities for either the solitary traveller or for families with children. From local festivals and markets to site-seeing trips to the countryside, from day trips to nightlife, our guide to Northern Spain has everything you'll need to create a memorable trip on any budget.

Budapest / main contributors, Craig Turp, Paul Sullivan.

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageWhether you want to take a dip in mineral-rich thermal baths, step back in time on the cobbled streets of Castle Hill or enjoy cheap drinks in the city's ruin pubs, your DK Eyewitness travel guide makes sure you experience all that Budapest has to offer.

Sicily / main contributors, Toni de Bella, Fabrizio Ardito, Cristina Gambaro.

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageFrom the best shops and markets to spectacular areas of natural beauty, make the most of your trip to Sicily with our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide. Visit ancient Greek temples and Roman sites, stroll along the beautiful beaches, or visit one of Sicily's active volcanoes. From the most popular restaurants and best traditional delicacies to the most magical villages and very best shops and markets, our guide will give you the insight of a native with the confidence of a seasoned traveller. Find the best hotels for a budget, explore Sicily's nightlife, or discover fun activities to do with children in our guide.

Mini kingdom : crochet 36 tiny amigurumi royals! / Olka Novytska, Aradiyatoys.

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageWelcome to the Mini Kingdom! Designer Olka Novytska (AradiyaToys) shares her passion for amigurumi with 36 themed Minis.

The new American Heart Association cookbook / American Heart Association.

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageDo you want to be healthy? If so, this is a great place to start. Here is the ultimate resource for anyone who's looking to improve his or her heart health, including lowering blood pressure, reducing blood cholesterol, and losing weight. In this new edition of the American Heart Association's cornerstone cookbook - which has sold over three million copies - you'll find more than 800 recipes, with heart-healthy dishes covering every meal of the day, designed to satisfy all your cravings. More than 100 of the recipes are new and 250 of them are refreshed from the association's previous cookbooks, which means they've been updated for the way we cook and eat today, whether it's with new ingredients, spices, or herbs, or a different cooking technique. This updated edition also features a special focus on quick-and-easy methods, including slow-cooker and one-pan recipes. And each recipe in the book includes a nutrition analysis so you can decide how that dish fits in with your dietary needs. Whether you're aiming to eat healthy portions, limit saturated fat, reduce sodium, or simply eat healthier overall, the ninth edition of The New American Heart Association Cookbook shows you how to do so easily by incorporating whole grains, fruits and vegetables, fat-free/low-fat dairy, healthy fats, nuts and seeds, and lean protein into your everyday meals and snacks. With smart shopping and meal-planning strategies, this comprehensive guide to a heart-smart lifestyle is certain to become a staple in American kitchens.

Sylvia Pankhurst : natural born rebel / Rachel Holmes.

  • 25 February 2021
cover imageThe definitive biography of Sylvia Pankhurst, a woman ahead of her times - political rebel, human rights champion and radical feminist. Born into one Britain's most famous activist families, Sylvia Pankhurst was a natural rebel; a talented artist, prolific writer and newspaper editor. A free spirit and radical visionary, history placed her in the shadow of her famous mother, Emmeline, and elder sister, Christabel. Yet Sylvia Pankhurst was the most revolutionary of them all. Sylvia found her voice fighting militantly for votes for women. Her commitment to equality caused her to serve multiple sentences in Holloway prison - where she was tortured. The vote was just the beginning of her lifelong defence of human rights, from her early warnings of the rise of fascism in Europe, to her campaigning against racism and championing of the liberation struggles in Africa and India. Sylvia's adventures in America, Soviet Russia, Scandinavia, Europe and East Africa made her a true internationalist. She was one of the great minds of the modern era, engaging with political giants, including Churchill, Lenin, Rosa Luxemburg, George Bernard Shaw, W.E.B. Du Bois and Haile Selassie. Her intimate life was no less controversial. The rupture between Sylvia, Emmeline and Christabel became worldwide news. Her love affair with the married Keir Hardie was one of the great political romances of the age, and she never married her life partner Silvio Corio, with whom she had a son at the age of forty-five. Acclaimed biographer Rachel Holmes interweaves the personal and political to reveal Sylvia Pankhurst as never before. This major new biography celebrates a life in resistance, painting a compelling portrait of one of the greatest unsung political figures of the twentieth century.

Complete container herb gardening : design and grow beautiful, bountiful herb-filled pots / Sue Goetz.

  • 25 February 2021
cover image"Capitalizing on the popular trends of edible, container, and small-space gardening, Complete Container Herb Gardening offers all the info needed to grow fresh herbs on balconies, patios, rooftops, decks, and even on the kitchen counter"-- Provided by publisher.

A history of scars : a memoir / Laura Lee.

  • 25 February 2021
cover image"In the vein of The Collected Schizophrenias, a genre-bending debut memoir in essays by Laura Lee, exploring a range of topics from caregiving for a parent with early-onset Alzheimer's to stumbling toward intimacy, identity, and sexuality"-- Provided by publisher.

The lost spells / Robert Macfarlane, Jackie Morris.

  • 25 February 2021
cover image"Since its publication in 2017, The Lost Words has enchanted readers with its poetry and illustrations of the natural world. Now, The Lost Spells, a book kindred in spirit and tone, continues to re-wild the lives of children and adults. The Lost Spells evokes the wonder of everyday nature, conjuring up red foxes, birch trees, jackdaws, and more in poems and illustrations that flow between the pages and into readers' minds. Robert Macfarlane's spell-poems and Jackie Morris's watercolor illustrations are musical and magical: these are summoning spells, words of recollection, charms of protection. To read The Lost Spells is to see anew the natural world within our grasp and to be reminded of what happens when we allow it to slip away."-- Provided by publisher.

Winter pasture : one woman's journey with China's Kazakh herders / Li Juan ; translated by Jack Hargreaves and Yan Yan.

  • 24 February 2021
cover image"Li Juan and her mother own a small convenience store in the Altai Mountains in Northwestern China, where she writes about her life among grasslands and snowy peaks. To her neighbors' surprise, Li decides to join a family of Kazakh herders as they take their 30 boisterous camels, 500 sheep and over 100 cattle and horses to pasture for the winter. The so-called "winter pasture" occurs in a remote region that stretches from the Ulungur River to the Heavenly Mountains. As she journeys across the vast, seemingly endless sand dunes, she helps herd sheep, rides horses, chases after camels, builds an underground home using manure, gathers snow for water, and more. With a keen eye for the understated elegance of the natural world, and a healthy dose of self-deprecating humor, Li vividly captures both the extraordinary hardships and the ordinary preoccupations of the day-to-day of the men and women struggling to get by in this desolate landscape. Her companions include Cuma, the often drunk but mostly responsible father; his teenage daughter, Kama, who feels the burden of the world on her shoulders and dreams of going to college; his reticent wife, a paragon of decorum against all odds, who is simply known as "sister-in-law." In bringing this faraway world to English language readers here for the first time, Li creates an intimate bond with the rugged people, the remote places and the nomadic lifestyle. In the signature style that made her an international sensation, Li Juan transcends the travel memoir genre to deliver an indelible and immersive reading experience on every page."

You don't belong here : how three women rewrote the story of war / Elizabeth Becker.

  • 24 February 2021
cover image"One spent 23 days in captivity. Another jumped off planes to get the perfect aerial shot. The other reported from war-torn slums and villages. Catherine Leroy, Frankie Fitzgerald and Kate Webb were the first female frontline journalists in the history of US war reporting. Over the course of the Vietnam War they challenged the rules and expectations imposed on them, all in an effort to get the story right. Using the stories of Catherine, Frankie and Kate, Elizabeth Becker traces the war in Vietnam from the Tet Offensive to the revolution in Cambodia to the American defeat and aftermath. Kate Webb, an Australian reporter, was captured by the Vietcong only to continue her fearless reporting after her release. Frankie Fitzgerald arrived in Vietnam as a freelancer but her powerful coverage earned her bylines in The New Yorker, and she became the first woman war reporter for the magazine. And at only 22, the French Catherine Leroy was one of the only female photographers in Vietnam. Her work went on to win the highest accolades in photography, including the Robert Capa Gold Medal Award. But aside from their numerous recognitions, all three women achieved something else; they overcame various setbacks and limitations all in pursuit of the truth. In You Don't Belong Here, Becker presents powerful female characters in a trailblazing narrative telling the story of how three women forged a place for themselves and for generations of female reporters to come"-- Provided by publisher.

The Barbizon : the hotel that set women free / Paulina Bren.

  • 24 February 2021
cover image"The Barbizon tells the story of New York's most glamorous women-only hotel, and the women-both famous and ordinary-who passed through its doors. World War I had liberated women from home and hearth, setting them on the path to political enfranchisement and gainful employment. Arriving in New York to work in the dazzling new skyscrapers, they did not want to stay in uncomfortable boarding houses; they wanted what men already had-exclusive residential hotels that catered to their needs, with daily maid service, cultural programs, workout rooms, and private dining. The Barbizon would become the most famous residential hotel of them all, welcoming everyone from aspiring actresses, dancers, and fashion models to seamstresses, secretaries, and nurses. The Barbizon's residents read like a who's who: Titanic survivor Molly Brown; actresses Rita Hayworth, Joan Crawford, Grace Kelly, Tippi Hedron, Liza Minelli, Ali McGraw, Jaclyn Smith, and Phylicia Rashad; writers Sylvia Plath, Joan Didion, Diane Johnson, Gael Greene, and Meg Wolitzer; and so many more. But before they were household names, they were among the young women arriving at the Barbizon with a suitcase, and hope. Beautifully written and impeccably researched, The Barbizon weaves together a tale that has, until now, never been told. It is an epic story of women's ambition in the 20th century. The Barbizon Hotel offered its residents a room of their own and air to breathe, unfettered from family obligations and expectations. It gave women a chance to remake themselves however they pleased. No place had existed like it before, or has since"-- Provided by publisher.

Flight of the diamond smugglers : a tale of pigeons, obsession, and greed along coastal South Africa / Matthew Gavin Frank.

  • 24 February 2021
cover image"Blending elements of reportage, memoir, and incantation, Flight of the Diamond Smugglers is a stunning investigation into the role of carrier pigeons in South African diamond smuggling. Nearly every town along South Africa's infamous diamond coast has been deemed "overmined." Before the area fully becomes a series of abandoned outposts, journalist Matthew Gavin Frank drives from Oranjemund, Namibia to the De Beers mining towns of Alexander Bay, Porth Nolloth, and Kleinzee. What begins as an attempt to peer behind the curtain cloaking the global diamond trade soon becomes a tale of obsession, as Frank learns about the various and ingenious methods used in illicit diamond smuggling-particularly, the sneaking of carrier pigeons onto mine property, affixing diamonds to them, and sending them into the air to fly home. So rampant is this method that a law in 1998 made it illegal to not shoot a pigeon on sight. Frank juxtaposes the endangered lives of local diamond diggers (whose average lifespan is 37 years) who raise pigeons in secret with the corporate boardrooms of De Beers, while also synthesizing myths across histories and cultures in which diamonds and gems intersect. As he speaks with miners, former heads of security, environmental managers, and more, he gets ever-closer to the elusive Mr. Lester-a tall-tale villain meant to frighten would-be smugglers, and the only person who can answer Frank's questions, if he is indeed real. Written in atmospheric and lyrical prose, Flight of the Diamond Smugglers becomes an urgent portrait of labor, greed, and our penchant for ownership"-- Provided by publisher.

Red line : the unraveling of Syria and America's race to destroy the most dangerous arsenal in the world / Joby Warrick.

  • 24 February 2021
cover image"From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Black Flags, the harrowing story of America's mission in Syria: to find and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and defeat ISIS--only to lose control of both In August 2012, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was clinging to power in a vicious civil war. Concerned that Assad might resort to chemical weapons, President Obama warned that any such use would cross "a red line," warranting an American military response. When a year later Assad bombed the Damascus suburb of Ghouta with sarin gas, killing hundreds, Obama was torn between living up to America's word and becoming mired in another unpopular Middle Eastern war. So when Russia offered to store Syria's chemical weapons, Obama leaped at the out. So begins a race to find, remove, and destroy 1,300 tons of chemical weapons in the middle of Syria's civil war. Told in harrowing detail, the effort is a tactical triumph for the Americans, but soon Russia's long game becomes clear: it has UN cover to assist a close ally, Assad. As the Russians block attempts to check for chemical weapons that might have been missed, American realizes that ISIS seeks to secure them for itself. Red Line is a classic Joby Warrick true-life thriller: a character-driven narrative with a cast of heroes and villains, including weapons hunters, politicians, commandos, diplomats, and spies. Through original reporting and eyewitness accounts from direct participants, Joby Warrick reveals how a well-intentioned effort to save Syrian lives touched off a chain of events that would rescue a dictator, sustain a terrorist movement, unleash torrents of refugees, humiliate two U.S. presidents, and empower Russia and Iran"-- Provided by publisher.

Kill shot : a shadow industry, a deadly disease / Jason Dearen.

  • 24 February 2021
cover imageTwo pharmacists sit in a Boston courtroom accused of murder. The weapon: the fungus Exserohilum rostratum. The death count: 100 and rising. Kill Shot is the story of their hubris and fraud, discovered by a team of medical detectives who raced against the clock to hunt the killers and the fungal meningitis they'd unleashed. An award-winning investigative journalist's horrifying true crime story of America's deadliest drug contamination outbreak and the greed and deception that fueled it.

Trans power : own your gender / Juno Roche.

  • 24 February 2021
cover image"'Staggeringly visionary' - Attitude 'Essential reading' - Charlie Craggs 'Bold and ground-breaking' - Owl 'All those layers of expectation that are thrust upon us; boy, masculine, femme, transgender, sexual, woman, real, are such a weight to carry round. I feel transgressive. I feel hybrid. I feel trans.' In this radical and emotionally raw book, Juno Roche pushes the boundaries of trans representation by redefining 'trans' as an identity with its own power and strength, that goes beyond the gender binary. Through intimate conversations with leading and influential figures in the trans community, such as Kate Bornstein, Travis Alabanza, Josephine Jones, Glamrou and E-J Scott, this book highlights the diversity of trans identities and experiences with regard to love, bodies, sex, race and class, and urges trans people - and the world at large - to embrace a 'trans' identity as something that offers empowerment and autonomy. Powerfully written, and with humour and advice throughout, this book is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of gender and how we identify ourselves." -- ONIX annotation.

Spectrums : autistic transgender people in their own words / edited by Maxfield Sparrow.

  • 24 February 2021
cover image"This is an edited collection of human stories from trans autistic writers. The stories collected in this anthology address the struggles and joys of living at the intersection of neurodivergence and gender divergence with personal insight and nuance. They explore the positives of deep self-knowledge, belonging to a community and living a life in tune with one's inner being. They also address common struggles such as suicide, homelessness, and barriers to adequate healthcare. These are human narratives: lives filled with pain and pleasure, accomplishments and setbacks. The flesh-and-blood realities of the contributors' lives goes beyond the story told by statistics and research on the subject"-- Provided by publisher.

Galloway's book on running / by Jeff Galloway ; illustrated by Richard Golueke, Edna Indritz, David Wills.

  • 24 February 2021
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Fourteen (talks) by (age) fourteen : the essential conversations you need to have with your kids before they start high school - and how (best) to have them / Michelle Icard.

  • 23 February 2021
cover image"Fourteen (Talks) by (Age) Fourteen will explain the why and how of the fourteen surprising but essential conversations parents should have with their child before he or she enters high school"-- Provided by publisher.

Tom Stoppard : a life / Hermione Lee.

  • 23 February 2021
cover image"A perfect match of writer and subject: one of our most brilliant biographers takes on one of our greatest living playwrights--with his cooperation and access to a trove of hitherto unseen material. Tom Stoppard is a towering and beloved literary figure. Known for his dizzying narrative inventiveness and intense attention to language, he deftly deploys art, science, history, politics, and philosophy in works that span a remarkable spectrum of literary genres: theater, radio, film, TV, journalism, and fiction. His most acclaimed creations--Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Real Thing, Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Shakespeare in Love--remain as fresh and moving as when they dazzled their first audiences. Stoppard's life, too, is fascinating: born in Czechoslovakia, he escaped the Nazis with his mother and spent his early years in Singapore and India before arriving in England at age eight. Skipping university, he embarked on a brilliant career, becoming close friends over the years with an astonishing array of writers, actors, directors, musicians, and political figures, from Peter O'Toole, Harold Pinter, and Stephen Spielberg to Mick Jagger and Vaclav Havel. Having long described himself as a "bounced Czech," Stoppard was surprised to learn late in life of his Jewish family and the relatives he lost to the Holocaust, secrets his mother had kept from him. Lee's in-depth analysis seamlessly weaves Stoppard's life and work together into a vivid, insightful, and always riveting portrait of a remarkable man"-- Provided by publisher.

More than organs / Kay Ulanday Barrett.

  • 23 February 2021
cover imageA love letter to Brown, Queer, and Trans futures, Kay Ulanday Barrett's More Than Organs questions "whatever wholeness means" for bodies always in transit, for the safeties and dangers they silo. These poems remix people of color as earthbenders, replay "the choreography of loss" after the 2015 Pulse shooting, and till joy from the cosmic sweetness of a family's culinary history. Barrett works "to build / a shelter // of / everyone / [they] meet," from aunties to the legendary Princess Urduja to their favorite air sign. More Than Organs tattoos grief across the knuckles of its left hand and love across the knuckles of its right, leaving the reader physically changed by the intensity of experience, longing, strength, desire, and the need, above all else, to survive.

Assume nothing : a story of intimate violence / Tanya Selvaratnam.

  • 23 February 2021
cover imageAn award-winning filmmaker recounts the intimate abuse she suffered from former New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, using her story as a prism to examine the domestic violence crisis plaguing America.

Speak, Okinawa : a memoir Elizabeth Miki Brina.

  • 23 February 2021
cover image"A searing, deeply candid memoir about a young woman's journey to understanding her complicated parents--her father a Vietnam veteran, her mother an Okinawan war bride--and her own, fraught cultural heritage. Elizabeth's mother was working as a nightclub hostess on U.S.-occupied Okinawa when she met the American soldier who would become her husband. The language barrier and power imbalance that defined their early relationship followed them to the predominantly white, upstate New York suburb where they moved to raise their only daughter. There, Elizabeth grew up with the trappings of a typical American childhood and adolescence. Yet, even though she felt almost no connection to her mother's distant home, she also felt out of place among her peers. Decades later, Elizabeth comes to recognize the shame and self-loathing that haunt both her and her mother, and attempts a form of reconciliation, not only to come to terms with the embattled dynamics of her family but also to reckon with the injustices that reverberate throughout the history of Okinawa and its people. Clear-eyed and profoundly humane, Speak, Okinawa is a startling accomplishment--a heartfelt exploration of identity, inheritance, forgiveness, and what it means to be an American"-- Provided by publisher.

We own this city : a true story of crime, cops, and corruption in an American city / Justin Fenton.

  • 23 February 2021
cover image"Baltimore, 2015. Riots were erupting across the city as citizens demanded justice for Freddie Gray, a twenty-five-year old black man who had died while in police custody. At the same time, drug and violent crime were surging, and that year, Baltimore would reach its deadliest year in over two decades: 342 homicides in a city of six hundred thousand people. Under intense scrutiny--and a federal investigation over Gray's death--the Baltimore police department turned to a rank-and-file hero, Sergeant Wayne Jenkins, and his elite unit, the Gun Trace Task Force, to help get guns and drugs off the street. And yet, despite intense scrutiny, what The New York Times would call "one of the most startling police corruption scandals in a generation" was unfolding. Entrusted with fixing the city's drug crisis, Jenkins and his posse of corrupt cops were instead stealing from its citizens--skimming from the drug busts they made, pocketing thousands in cash found in private homes, and planting fake evidence to throw Internal Affairs off their scent. Their brazen crime spree would go unchecked for years, and would result in countless wrongful convictions, the death of an innocent person--and the mysterious death of one implicated cop, who was shot in the head just one day before he was scheduled to testify against the Force. Award-winning investigative journalist Justin Fenton has been relentlessly exposing the scandal since 2017, conducting hundreds of interviews and poring over thousands of court documents. The result is an astounding feat of reportage about a rogue police unit, and the American city they held hostage"-- Provided by publisher.

Four lost cities : a secret history of the urban age / Annalee Newitz.

  • 23 February 2021
cover image"A quest to explore some of the most spectacular ancient cities in human history--and figure out why people abandoned them. In Four Lost Cities, acclaimed science journalist Annalee Newitz takes readers on an entertaining and mind-bending adventure into the deep history of urban life. Investigating across the centuries and around the world, Newitz explores the rise and fall of four ancient cities, each the center of a sophisticated civilization: the Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük in Central Turkey, the Roman vacation town of Pompeii on Italy's southern coast, the medieval megacity of Angkor in Cambodia, and the indigenous metropolis Cahokia, which stood beside the Mississippi River where East St. Louis is today. Newitz travels to all four sites and investigates the cutting-edge research in archaeology, revealing the mix of environmental changes and political turmoil that doomed these ancient settlements. Tracing the early development of urban planning, Newitz also introduces us to the often anonymous workers--slaves, women, immigrants, and manual laborers--who built these cities and created monuments that lasted millennia. Four Lost Cities is a journey into the forgotten past, but, foreseeing a future in which the majority of people on Earth will be living in cities, it may also reveal something of our own fate"-- Provided by publisher.

Plastic soup : an atlas of ocean pollution / Michiel Roscam Abbing ; translation by Tessera Translations ; design by Nico Richter ; infographics by Jan Vork.

  • 23 February 2021
cover imagePlastics have transformed every aspect of our lives. Yet the very properties that make them attractive - they are cheap to make, light, and durable - spell disaster when trash makes its way into the environment. Plastic Soup: An Atlas of Ocean Pollution is a beautifully-illustrated survey of the plastics clogging our seas, their impacts on wildlife and people around the world, and inspirational initiatives designed to tackle the problem. In Plastic Soup, Michiel Roscam Abbing of the Plastic Soup Foundation reveals the scope of the issue: plastic trash now lurks on every corner of the planet. With striking photography and graphics, Plastic Soup brings this challenge to brilliant life for readers. Yet it also sends a message of hope; although the scale of the problem is massive, so is the dedication of activists working to check it. Plastic Soup highlights a diverse array of projects to curb plastic waste and raise awareness, from plastic-free grocery stores to innovative laws and art installations. According to some estimates, if we continue on our current path, the oceans will contain more plastic than fish by the year 2050. Created to inform and inspire readers, Plastic Soup is a critical tool in the fight to reverse this trend.

The price you pay for college : an entirely new road map for the biggest financial decision your family will ever make / Ron Lieber.

  • 19 February 2021
cover imageThe New York Times 'Your Money' personal finance columnist offers a deeply reported and emotionally honest approach to the biggest financial decision families will ever make: what to pay for college.

The officer's daughter : a memoir of family and forgiveness / Elle Johnson.

  • 19 February 2021
cover imageThe author describes the life-altering tragedy she experienced as a teen, when her cousin was murdered in a robbery gone wrong and explains why she needed to meet one of the killers thirty years later at his parole hearing.

We had a little real estate problem : the unheralded story of Native Americans in comedy / Kliph Nesteroff.

  • 19 February 2021
cover image"From renowned comedy journalist and historian Kliph Nesteroff comes the underappreciated story of Native Americans and comedy"-- Provided by publisher.

The women's history of the modern world : how radicals, rebels, and everywomen revolutionized the last 200 years / Rosalind Miles.

  • 19 February 2021
cover image"Now is the time for a new women's history--for the famous, infamous, and unsung women to get their due--from the Enlightenment to the #MeToo movement. Recording the important milestones in the birth of the modern feminist movement and the rise of women into greater social, economic, and political power, Miles takes us through a colorful pageant of astonishing women, from heads of state like Empress Cixi, Eugenia Charles, Indira Gandhi, Jacinda Ardern, and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to political rainmakers Kate Sheppard, Carrie Chapman Catt, Anna Stout, Dorothy Height, Shirley Chisholm, Winnie Mandela, STEM powerhouses Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Rosalind Franklin, Sophia Kovalevskaya, Marie Curie, and Ada Lovelace, revolutionaries Olympe de Gouges, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, Patyegarang, and writer/intellectuals Mary Wollstonecraft, Simon de Beauvoir, Elaine Morgan, and Germaine Greer. Women in the arts, women in sports, women in business, women in religion, women in politics--this is a one-stop roundup of the tremendous progress women have made in the modern era. A testimony to how women have persisted--and excelled--this is a smart and stylish popular history for all readers."--Amazon.com.

Unsung : unheralded narratives of American slavery & abolition / The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture ; foreword by series editor Kevin Young ; edited with an introduction by Michelle D.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"An new historical anthology from transatlantic slavery to the Reconstruction curated by the Schomburg Center, that makes the case for focusing on the histories of Black people as agents and architects of their own lives and ultimate liberation, with a foreword by Kevin Young. This is the first Penguin Classics anthology published in partnership with the Schomburg Center, a world-renowned cultural institution documenting black life in America and worldwide. A historic branch of NYPL located in Harlem, the Schomburg holds one of the world's premiere collections of slavery material within the Lapidus Center for Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery. Unsung will place well-known documents by abolitionists alongside lesser-known life stories and overlooked or previously uncelebrated accounts of the everyday lives and activism that were central in the slavery era, but that are mostly excised from today's master accounts. Unsung will also highlight related titles from founder Arturo Schomburg's initial collection: rare histories and first-person narratives about slavery that assisted his generation in understanding the roots of their contemporary social struggles. Unsung will draw from the Schomburg's rich holdings in order to lead a dynamic discussion of slavery, rebellion, resistance, and anti-slavery protest in the United States"-- Provided by publisher.

The daughters of Kobani : a story of rebellion, courage, and justice / Gayle Tzemach Lemmon.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won. In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. And yet that year, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in a little town few had ever heard of. The Islamic State by then had swept across vast swaths of the country, taking town after town and spreading terror as the civil war burned all around it. From that unlikely showdown in the town of Kobani emerged a fighting force that would wage war against ISIS across northern Syria as partner of the United States. In the process, these women would spread their own political vision, determined to make women's equality a reality by fighting--house by house, street by street, town by town--the men who bought and sold women. Based on years of on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the unforgettable story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the world's best hope for stopping ISIS in Syria. Over hundreds of hours of interviews, bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces us to the women fighting on the front lines, determined to not only extinguish the terror of ISIS but also prove that women could lead in war and must enjoy equal rights come the peace. In helping to cement the territorial defeat of ISIS, whose savagery toward women astounded the world, these women played a central role in neutralizing the threat the group posed worldwide. In the process they earned the respect--and significant military support--of U.S. Special Operations Forces. Rigorously reported and powerfully told, The Daughters of Kobani shines a light on a group of women intent on not only defeating the Islamic State on the battlefield but also changing women's lives in their corner of the Middle East and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.

The oak papers / James Canton.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"In the tradition of The Hidden Life of Trees and H is for Hawk, a memoir-meets-homage to an oak tree that meditates on the mysteries of nature and the healing role it plays in our lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Why the innocent plead guilty and the guilty go free : and other paradoxes of our broken legal system / Jed S. Rakoff.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"A senior federal judge's incisive, unsettling exploration of some of the paradoxes that the define the judiciary today: among them, why innocent people plead guilty, why high-level executives aren't prosecuted, why you won't get your day in court, and why the judiciary is curtailing its own constitutionally mandated power"-- Provided by publisher.

The sum of us : what racism costs everyone and how we can prosper together / Heather McGhee.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"Heather C. McGhee's specialty is the American economy--and the mystery of why it so often fails the American public. As she dug into subject after subject, from the financial crisis to declining wages to collapsing public infrastructure, she found a common problem at the bottom of them all: racism--but not just in the obvious ways that hurt people of color. Racism has costs for white people, too. It's the common denominator in our most vexing public problems, even beyond our economy. It is at the core of the dysfunction of our democracy and even the spiritual and moral crises that grip us. Racism is a toxin in the American body and it weakens us all. But how did this happen? And is there a way out? To find the way, McGhee embarks on a deeply personal journey across the country from Mississippi to Maine, tallying up what we lose when we buy into the zero-sum paradigm--the idea that progress for some of us must come at the expense of others. Along the way, she collects the stories of white people who confide in her about losing their homes, their dreams and their shot at a better job to the toxic mix of American racism and greed. This is the story of how public goods in this country--from parks and pools to functioning schools--have become private luxuries; of how unions collapsed, wages stagnated, and inequality increased; and of how this country, unique among the world's advanced economies, has thwarted universal healthcare. It's why we fail to prevent environmental and public health crises that require collective action. But in unlikely places of worship and work, McGhee also finds proof of what she calls the Solidarity Dividend: gains that come when people come together across race, to the benefit of all involved"-- Provided by publisher.

The Black church : this is our story, this is our song / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"A powerful new history of the Black church in America as the Black community's abiding rock and its fortress"-- Provided by publisher.

The fight for free speech : ten cases that define our First Amendment freedoms / Ian Rosenberg.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image""The Fight for Free Speech" explores ten cases that define First Amendment freedoms"-- Provided by publisher.

The mighty bean : 100 easy recipes that are good for your health, the world, and your budget / Judith Choate ; photographs by Steve Pool.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"A comprehensive guide to selecting, cooking, and serving dozens of beans and legumes. Beans. Affordable, full of high-value protein, with a long-lasting shelf life, beans are versatile-equally delicious in stews or salads. And now we are learning to appreciate their worth as sustainability staples. Once pushed aside by Whole30 and Plant Paradox dieters, legumes have been rediscovered by home cooks everywhere. From common classics like black and pinto to heirloom beans like Appaloosa and Dapple Greys, The Mighty Bean, written by established cookbook author Judith Choate, provides a never-ending collection of recipes to showcase these plant-based powerhouses. Including vegetarian, vegan, and meat-friendly recipes, The Mighty Bean inspires a new outlook on legumes. Enjoy them as appetizers such as a Spicy Bean Dip, savor nourishing mains like Ayocote Negro Chili, and delight in desserts including Red Bean Cake. No matter the dish or time of day, the flexibility of beans is undeniable and, with vibrant color photography, irresistible."-- Provided by publisher.

Crazy happy : nine surprising ways to live the truly beautiful life / Daniel Fusco with Lindsey Ponder.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image""Blessed are the meek..." and "The fruit of the Spirit is love..." So begin The Beatitudes and the Fruit of the Spirit, two of the most beloved passages in the Bible. Each provides incredible wisdom about what makes for a good life. But what happens when we bring these nine teachings and nine fruit together? An incredible biblical synergy that forms a beautiful and surprising invitation to the deep happiness we desire. It's so simple and so profound we might even be tempted to call it "crazy." With wit and wisdom, clarity and conviction, Pastor Daniel Fusco unpacks these key teachings of Jesus and Paul for everyday readers with a fresh, redemptive arc toward a blessed future. He shows us nine countercultural ways our lives change for good when we learn to see the world like Jesus does, making fresh spiritual connections that can transform our lives for the healthier and happier. Spiritually rich and practically accessible, Crazy Happy will change the way you see yourself, your family, your neighbors, your enemies, and yes, even God"-- Provided by publisher.

The good hand : a memoir of work, brotherhood, and transformation in an American boomtown / Michael Patrick F. Smith.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"A vivid window into the world of working class men and the value of hard labor, set during the Bakken fracking boom in North Dakota Shiftless and unsatisfied in his life, Michael Patrick Smith decided in his mid-thirties to seek out the hardest work he could find, to see if he could do it. He wanted to be a person, unlike his father, who knew how to work and get things done. He found himself in the oil fields of North Dakota during the Bakken fracking boom of 2013, where he spent a year as a swamper, assisting the truck drivers who hauled oil rigs from one site to another. The Good Hand is a saga of fear, danger, exhaustion, suffering, loneliness, and grit that explores the struggles and rewards of one of the most difficult jobs on the planet. In doing so, the story delves into the internal struggles of people who seem naturally drawn to hard work and hard luck--the rough-hewn, castoff, disposable men who populate boomtowns. As an oil field greenhorn, Smith finds the job is a continual battle; men are mocked and clobbered by equipment. But he comes to love the intensity and camaraderie, forming close bonds with a number of fellow workers, including Huck, an aw-shucks friendly young giant of a man who is constantly getting into trouble with the law, and "The Wildebeest," a truck driver in his fifties who initially torments Smith but later becomes instrumental in helping him to become "a good hand." Smith also examines his troubled relationship with his father--a trait that most of his coworkers seem to share--and draws fascinating parallels between his labor as an oil field hand and his previous careers in theatre and folk music. The Good Hand is ultimately a book about transformation--a classic American story about submitting to something elemental and larger than oneself. Smith discovers that the communities forged by hard work can awaken both the heart and the hands"-- Provided by publisher.

Pain killer : a memoir of big league addiction / Brantt Myhres.

  • 18 February 2021
cover imageThe only player to be banned for life from the NHL describes playing for seven different teams while descending to the depths of addiction, the failed efforts at rehab, and the final successful effort to turn his life around at the time of his daughter's birth.

Consent : a memoir / Vanessa Springora ; translated from the French by Natasha Lehrer.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"A French memoir in the age of #metoo. A literary sensation, Vanessa Springora's Consent weaves her personal narrative of a relationship during her childhood with a famous, much older writer into a stunning and forceful indictment of the literary world that allowed sexual abuse of minors to occur unchecked"-- Provided by publisher.

Craft in the real world : rethinking fiction writing and workshopping / Matthew Salesses.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"A groundbreaking resource for fiction writers, teachers, and students, this manifesto and practical guide challenges current models of craft and the writing workshop by showing how they fail marginalized writers, and how cultural expectations inform storytelling."-- Provided by publisher.

Under our roof : a son's battle for recovery, a mother's battle for her son / Madeleine Dean and Harry Cunnane.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"For the first time, a Congresswoman and her son reveal how he survived a ten-year battle with opioid abuse--and what their family's journey to recovery can teach us about finding hope amidst the unspeakable. When Madeleine Dean discovered that her son, Harry, was stealing from the family to feed a painkiller addiction, she was days away from taking the biggest risk of her life: running for statewide office in Pennsylvania. For years, she had thought something was wrong. Harry was losing weight and losing friends. He had lost the brightness in his eyes and voice, changing from a young boy with boundless enthusiasm for life to a shadow of himself, chasing something she could not see. At first, she chalked it up to maternal worry, but now her worst fears had come to bear. Under Our Roof is the story of a national crisis suffered in the intimacy of so many homes, told with incredible candor through the dual perspectives of a mother rising in politics and a son living a double life, afraid of what would happen if his secret were exposed. Madeleine and Harry reflect on how addiction can ensnare anyone--even those born into stable, loving homes. They discuss the patterns of a family dealing with an unspoken disease, the fear that keeps addicts hiding in shame, and the moments of honesty, faith, and personal insight that led to Harry's recovery. In a country searching for answers to the devastating effects of opioids and drug abuse, Under Our Roof is a ray of hope in the darkness. It is not only a love story between mother and son but an honest account of our most pressing crisis by a family affecting change on a national level"-- Provided by publisher.

The Queens' English : the LGBTQIA+ dictionary of lingo and colloquial phrases / Chloe O Davis.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"The Queens' English is a comprehensive guide to modern gay slang, queer theory terms, and playful colloquialisms that define and celebrate LGBTQIA+ culture. This modern dictionary provides an in-depth look at queer language, from terms influenced by celebrated lesbian poet Sappho and from New York's underground queer ball culture in the 1980s to today's celebration of RuPaul's Drag Race. The glossary of terms is supported by full-color illustrations and photography throughout, as well as real-life usage examples for those who don't quite know how to use "kiki," "polysexual," or "transmasculine" in a sentence. A series of educational lessons highlight key people and events that shaped queer language; readers will learn the linguistic importance of pronouns, gender identity, Stonewall, the Harlem Renaissance, and more." -- Amazon.

The panic years : dates, doubts, and the mother of all decisions / Nell Frizzell.

  • 18 February 2021
cover image"In The Panic Years, renowned journalist Nell Frizzell explores what happens when a woman begins to ask herself: "Should I have a baby...?""-- Provided by publisher.

I am restored : how I lost my religion but found my faith / Lecrae with Tyler Burns.

  • 17 February 2021
cover image"I Am Restored is the heartbreaking yet liberating journey that led award-winning hip-hop artist and bestselling author Lecrae to face the unhealed wounds of his past. With a hard look at common sources that cause us pain, Lecrae offers the practices he's found for healing the pain we all carry, and stepping into the freedom God calls us to"-- Provided by publisher.

The fire next time / James Baldwin.

  • 17 February 2021
cover imageAt once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice, the book is an intensely personal and provocative document from the iconic author of If Beale Street Could Talk and Go Tell It on the Mountain. It consists of two "letters," written on the occasion of the centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, that exhort Americans, both black and white, to attack the terrible legacy of racism.

My grandmother's hands : racialized trauma and the pathway to mending our hearts and bodies / Resmaa Menakem.

  • 17 February 2021
cover image"The body is where our instincts reside and where we fight, flee, or freeze, and it endures the trauma inflicted by the ills that plague society. In this groundbreaking work, therapist Resmaa Menakem examines the damage caused by racism in America from the perspective of body-centered psychology. He argues this destruction will continue until Americans learn to heal the generational anguish of white supremacy, which is deeply embedded in all our bodies. Our collective agony doesn't just affect African Americans. White Americans suffer their own secondary trauma as well. So do blue Americans -- our police. My Grandmother's Hands is a call to action for all of us to recognize that racism is not about the head, but about the body, and introduces an alternative view of what we can do to grow beyond our entrenched racialized divide."--Amazon.com.

The Bible with and without Jesus : how Jews and Christians read the same stories differently / Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Zvi Brettler.

  • 17 February 2021
cover imageThe editors of The Jewish Annotated New Testament show how and why Jews and Christians read many of the same Biblical texts - including passages from the Pentateuch, the Prophets, and the Psalms - differently. Exploring and explaining these diverse perspectives, they reveal more clearly Scripture's beauty and power. Esteemed Bible scholars and teachers Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler take readers on a guided tour of the most popular Hebrew Bible passages quoted in the New Testament to show what the texts meant in their original contexts and then how Jews and Christians, over time, understood those same texts. Passages include the creation of the world, the role of Adam and Eve, the Suffering Servant of Isiah, the book of Jonah, and Psalm 22, whose words, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me," Jesus quotes as he dies on the cross. Comparing various interpretations - historical, literary, and theological - of each ancient text, Levine and Brettler offer deeper understandings of the original narratives and their many afterlives. They show how the text speaks to different generations under changed circumstances, and so illuminate the Bible's ongoing significance. By understanding the depth and variety by which these passages have been, and can be, understood, The Bible With and Without Jesus does more than enhance our religious understandings, it helps us to see the Bible as a source of inspiration for any and all readers.

Wiving : a memoir of loving then leaving the patriarchy / Caitlin Myer.

  • 17 February 2021
cover image"A literary memoir of one woman's journey from wife to warrior, in the vein of breakout hits like Cheryl Strayed's Wild and Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle. At thirty-six years old, Caitlin Myer is ready to start a family with her husband. She has left behind the restrictive confines of her Mormon upbringing and early sexual trauma and believes she is now living her happily ever after . . . when her body betrays her. In a single week, she suffers the twin losses of a hysterectomy and the death of her mother, and she is jolted into a terrible awakening that forces her to reckon with her past-and future. This is the story of one woman's lifelong combat with a culture-her "escape" from religion at age twenty, only to find herself similarly entrapped in the gender conventions of the secular culture at large, conventions that teach girls and women to shape themselves to please men, to become good wives and mothers. The biblical characters Yael and Judith, wives who became assassins, become her totems as she evolves from wifely submission to warrior independence. An electric debut that loudly redefines our notions of womanhood, Wiving grapples with the intersections of religion and sex, trauma and love, sickness and mental illness, and a woman's harrowing enlightenment. Building on the literary tradition of difficult women who struggle to be heard, Wiving introduces an urgent, striking voice to the scene of contemporary women's writing at a time when we must explode old myths and build new stories in their place"-- Provided by publisher.

The blessing and the curse : the Jewish people and their books in the twentieth century / Adam Kirsch.

  • 17 February 2021
cover image"An erudite and accessible survey of Jewish life and culture in the twentieth century, as reflected in seminal texts. Following The People and the Books, which "covers more than 2,500 years of highly variegated Jewish cultural expression" (Robert Alter, New York Times), formidable and perceptive literary critic Adam Kirsch now turns to the salient works of modern Jewish thought. From the vast emigration of Jews out of Eastern Europe to the Holocaust to the creation of Israel, the twentieth century transformed Jewish life. This was true, also, of writing: the novels, plays, poems, and memoirs of Jewish writers provided intimate access to new worlds of experience. Here Kirsch navigates four themes that shaped the twentieth century in Jewish literature and culture: Europe, America, Israel, and the endeavor to reconfigure Judaism as a modern faith. Reading writers ranging from Franz Kafka to Philip Roth, Anne Frank to Tony Kushner, Hannah Arendt to Judith Plaskow, Kirsch's scope is wide and his observations diverse. Insightful and engaging, The Blessing and the Curse brings the Jewish experience vividly to life"-- Provided by publisher.

The opposite of certainty : fear, faith, and life in between / Janine Urbaniak Reid.

  • 17 February 2021
cover image"Janine Urbaniak Reid didn't want to learn how to live with uncertainty, but when her ten-year-old son was diagnosed with a brain tumor and she was diagnosed with breast cancer, she defied the gravity of her circumstances and emerged transformed"-- Provided by publisher.

The witch's book of self-care : magical ways to pamper, soothe, and care for your body and spirit / Arin Murphy-Hiscock.

  • 13 February 2021
cover image"Self-care is a necessity for any modern woman, and this book helps you prioritize #1 with a little help from the magic of witchcraft. The Witch's Book of Self-Care has advice for pampering your body, mind, and spirit with spells, meditations, mantras, and powerful activities to help you to keep healthy, soothe stress, relinquish sadness, channel joy, and embrace your strength"-- Provided by publisher.

The historians : poems / Eavan Boland.

  • 13 February 2021
cover image"A forceful and moving new volume from "one of the finest and boldest poets of the last half century" (Poetry Review). Acclaimed poet Eavan Boland has been praised for her "edgy precision, an uncanny sympathy and warmth, an unsettling sense of history" (J.D. McClatchy)-all on display in The Historians. Here Boland returns to her signature themes, exploring the ways in which the hidden, sometimes all-but-erased, stories of women's lives can powerfully revise our sense of the past. Two women burning letters in a back garden. A poet who died too young. A mother's parable to her daughter. These narratives cling to the future through memory, anger, and love in ways that rebuke the official record we call history"-- Provided by publisher.

Benedict XVI : a life. Volume I, Youth in Nazi Germany to the Second Vatican Council, 1927-1965 / Peter Seewald ; translated by Dinah Livingstone.

  • 13 February 2021
cover imageBased on countless hours of interviews in Rome with Pope Benedict XVI himself, this first volume of an authoritative biography follows the early life of the future Pope, from his days growing up in Germany and his conscription into the Hitler Youth during World War II to his career as an academic theologian and eventual Archbishop of Munich.

Tulugaq : an oral history of ravens / Kerry McCluskey.

  • 13 February 2021
cover imageWith dozens of photographs and stories from communities across Nunavut, the Yukon, and the Northwest Territories, Tulugaq is a visually stunning examination of one of the animal kingdom's most complicated figures.

The smart but scattered guide to success : how to use your brain's executive skills to keep up, stay calm, and get organized at work and at home / Peg Dawson, EdD, Richard Guare, PhD.

  • 13 February 2021
cover image"Meeting a huge demand, Peg Dawson and Richard Guare (authors of the bestselling Smart but Scattered books focusing on kids and teens) now provide a state of the art resource specifically geared to adults. Drs. Dawson and Guare offer expert guidance for boosting executive skills--the core brain based abilities needed to get more done with less stress. Readers will be drawn in by realistic examples, self quizzes, and science based tools for strengthening time management, organization, emotional control, and more. And what you can't change, you can work around! The book is packed with simple yet effective strategies for maintaining focus, conquering clutter, staying on top of work demands, and taming the chaos of family life. Numerous worksheets and forms (which purchasers can download and print in a convenient 8.

The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication

  • 12 February 2021
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Great American road trips : scenic drives.

  • 12 February 2021
cover imageLet the natural beauty of America's most scenic drives inspire the travel bug within you and get you exploring the wide-open spaces and breathtaking vistas in our country. Absorb the best America has to offer from the slow lane! This collection of scenic drives, broken out by region, features breathtaking road trips, both long and short. Highlighted by over 140 gorgeous photos, each trip also includes helpful info to help you plan your trip. Inspirational photos showcase why these well known drives are worth the drive. Many of the drives are described in the first person by people who have made the trip, taken the photos and visited the cool places along the way. -- Amazon.com

It's ok that you're not ok : meeting grief and loss in a culture that doesn't understand / Megan Devine.

  • 12 February 2021
cover image"In It's OK That You're Not OK, Megan Devine offers a profound new approach to both the experience of grief and the way we try to help others who have endured tragedy"--Amazon.com.

Harnessing grief : one mother's quest for meaning and miracles / Maria J. Kefalas.

  • 12 February 2021
cover image"After Kefalas learned her youngest child was dying, she moved from rage to hope as she realized that when the worst things happen, grief can be harnessed like a superpower to change the world and invest in miracles that transform lives in ways she never would have imagined"-- Provided by publisher.

Darwin : portrait of a genius / Paul Johnson.

  • 11 February 2021
cover imageDarwin's revolutionary career is the perfect vehicle for historian Paul Johnson. Marked by the insightful observation, spectacular wit, and highly readable prose for which Johnson is so well regarded, Darwin brings the gentleman-scientist and his times brilliantly into focus. From Darwin's birth into great fortune to his voyage aboard the Beagle, to the long-delayed publication of his masterpiece, Johnson delves into what made this Victorian gentleman into a visionary scientist--and into the tragic flaws that later led Darwin to support the burgeoning eugenics movement.

This is how they tell me the world ends : the cyberweapons arms race / Nicole Perlroth.

  • 10 February 2021
cover imageFilled with spies, hackers, arms dealers, and a few unsung heroes, written like a thriller and a reference, This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends is an astonishing feat of journalism. Based on years of reporting and hundreds of interviews, The New York Times reporter Nicole Perlroth lifts the curtain on a market in shadow, revealing the urgent threat faced by us all if we cannot bring the global cyber arms race to heel.

Smalltime : a story of my family and the mob / Russell Shorto.

  • 10 February 2021
cover image"Family secrets emerge as a best-selling author dives into the history of the mob in small-town America. Johnstown, Pennsylvania, a city "in its brawny postwar prime," is where "Little Joe" Regino and Russ Shorto build a local gambling empire on the earnings of factory workers for whom placing a bet--on a horse or pool game, pinball or "tip seal"--is their best shot at the American dream. Decades later, Russell Shorto grew up knowing that his grandfather was a small-town mobster, but never thought to write about him, in keeping with an unspoken family vow of silence. Then a distant cousin prodded him: You gotta write about it. Smalltime, the story of Shorto's search for his namesake, delves into the world of the small-town mob, an intricate web that spanned midcentury America, stitching together cities from Yonkers to Fresno. A riveting immigrant story, Smalltime is also deeply personal, as the author's ailing father, Tony, becomes his partner in piecing together their patriarch's troubled past. Moving, wryly funny, and richly detailed, Smalltime is an irresistible memoir by a masterful writer of historical narrative"-- Provided by publisher.
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