Broken faith : inside the Word of Faith Fellowship, one of America's most dangerous cults / Mitch Weiss and Holbrook Mohr.

  • 19 February 2020
cover imageAn investigation into the Word of Faith Fellowship, a secretive evangelical cult whose charismatic female leader, Jane Whaley, is a master of manipulation. Starting in 1979 with a small group of followers, the group has expended to include thousands of congregants across three continents. Gives the story of a singular femlae cult leader, a terrifying portrait of life inside the cult, and the harrowing account of one family who escaped after two decades.

White feathers : the nesting lives of tree swallows / Bernd Heinrich.

  • 19 February 2020
cover image"The surprising, rich life of tree swallows in nesting season -- with Heinrich's beautiful illustrations and photographs -- by the acclaimed naturalist. Heinrich is sparked one early spring day by a question: Why does a pair of swallows in a nest-box close to his Maine cabin show an unvarying preference for white feathers -- not easily available nearby -- as nest lining? He notices, too, the extreme aggressiveness of 'his' swallows toward some other swallows of their own kind. And he wonders, given swallows' reputation for feistiness, at the extraordinary tameness and close contact he experiences with his nesting birds." -- Provided by publisher.

Unfree speech : the threat to global democracy and why we must act, now / Joshua Wong with Jason Y. Ng ; introduction by Ai Weiwei

  • 19 February 2020
cover image"An urgent manifesto for global democracy from Joshua Wong, the twenty-three-year-old phenomenon leading Hong Kong's protests, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee"-- Provided by publisher.

I love myself when I am laughing ... and then again when I am looking mean and impressive : a Zora Neale Hurston reader / edited by Alice Walker ; introduction by Mary Helen Washington.

  • 19 February 2020
cover imageAnthology of essays, folklore and fiction by a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance.

Mastering diabetes : the revolutionary method to reverse insulin resistance permanently in type 1, type 1.5, type 2, prediabetes, and gestational diabetes / Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D. and Robby Barbaro, M

  • 19 February 2020
cover image"A breakthrough method-grounded in almost 100 years of scientific research-to master all types of diabetes by reversing insulin resistance"-- Provided by publisher.

Counterpoint : a memoir of Bach and mourning / Philip Kennicott.

  • 19 February 2020
cover image"A Pulitzer Prize- winning critic reflects on the meaning and emotional impact of a Bach masterwork. As his mother was dying, Philip Kennicott began listening to the music of Bach obsessively, and spent the next five years trying to learn one of the composer's greatest keyboard masterpieces, the Goldberg Variations. In Counterpoint, he recounts his efforts to rise to the challenge, and to fight through his grief by coming to terms with memories of a difficult, complicated childhood. He describes the joys of mastering some of the pieces, the frustrations that plague his understanding of others, the technical challenges they pose, and the surpassing beauty of the melodies, harmonies, and counterpoint that distinguish them. While exploring Bach's compositions, he sketches a cultural history of playing the piano in the twentieth century. And he raises two questions that become increasingly interrelated, not unlike a contrapuntal passage in one of the variations itself: What does it mean to know a piece of music? What does it mean to know another human being?"-- Provided by publisher.

The complete guide to small game taxidermy : how to work with squirrels, varmints, and predators / Todd Triplett.

  • 19 February 2020
cover imageIn addition to a broad range of general techniques for mounting small game, the details of mounting a squirrel, a bobcat, and a coyote are included.

Decorating eggs : exquisite designs with wax & dye / Jane Pollak.

  • 19 February 2020
cover imageShows how to decorate eggs with exquisite designs, intricate details, and gemlike colors, from classic quilt patterns to traditional Ukrainian Easter eggs.

Crossfire : a litany for survival : poems 1998-2019 / Staceyann Chin ; foreword by Jacqueline Woodson.

  • 19 February 2020
cover image"Crossfire collects world-renowned lesbian poet and spoken-word artist Staceyann Chin's empowering, feminist-LGBTQ-Caribbean, activism-driven poetry for the first time in a single book."-- Back cover.

On my way to liberation / H. Melt.

  • 19 February 2020
cover imageHow do you imagine trans liberation while living in a cis world? On My Way To Liberation follows a gender nonconforming body moving through the streets of Chicago. From the sex shop to the farmers market, the family dinner table to the bookstore, trans people are everywhere, though often erased. Writing towards a trans future, H. Melt envisions a world where trans people are respected, loved and celebrated every day. (publisher)

Death is but a dream : finding hope and meaning at life's end / Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD ; with Carine Mardorossian, PhD.

  • 19 February 2020
cover image"The first book to explore the meaningful dreams and visions that bring comfort as death nears"-- Provided by publisher.

The future of feeling : building empathy in a tech-obsessed world / Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips.

  • 19 February 2020
cover imageThere’s no doubt that technology has made it easier to communicate. It’s also easier to shut someone out when we are confronted with online discourse. Why bother to understand strangers—or even acquaintances—when you can troll them, block them, or just click “Unfriend” and never look back? However briefly satisfying that might be, it’s also potentially eroding one of our most human traits: empathy. So what does the future look like when something so vital to a peaceful, healthy, and productive society is fading away? The cautionary, yet hopeful, answer is in this champion for an endangered emotion.

Trade is not a four letter word : how six everyday products make the case for trade / Fred P. Hochberg.

  • 19 February 2020
cover image"Trade allows us to sell what we produce at home and purchase what we don't. It lowers prices and gives us greater variety and innovation. Yet understanding our place in the global trade network is rarely so simple, and today's workers are wary of being taken advantage of. Trade has become an easy excuse for struggling economies, a scapegoat for our failures to adapt to a changing world, and--for many Americans on both the right and the left--nothing short of a four-letter word. But as Fred P. Hochberg reminds us, trade is easier to understand than we commonly think. In Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word, you'll learn how NAFTA became a populist punching bag on both sides of the aisle. You'll learn how Americans can avoid the grim specter of the $10 banana. And you'll finally discover the truth about whether or not, as President Trump once famously tweeted, "trade wars are good and easy to win." (Spoiler alert--they aren't.) Hochberg unravels the mysteries of trade by pulling back the curtain on six everyday products, each with a surprising story to tell: the taco salad, the Honda Odyssey, the banana, the iPhone, the college degree, and the smash hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Behind these six examples are stories that help explain not only how trade has shaped our lives so far but also how we can use trade to build a better future for our own families, for America, and for the world. There is no going back. Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word is the antidote to today's acronym-laden trade jargon pitched to voters with simple promises that rarely play out so one-dimensionally. It's time to read between the lines. Packed with colorful examples and highly digestible explanations, Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word entertains as it dispels popular misconceptions and arms readers with a thorough grasp of the basics of trade."--Amazon.com.

The founding fortunes : how the wealthy paid for and profited from America's revolution / Tom Shachtman.

  • 19 February 2020
cover image"In The Founding Fortunes, historian Tom Shachtman offers an in-depth look at a time when money became as vital as guns in securing victory on the Revolutionary War's battlefields, and how some of America's wealthiest men risked their fortunes to aid the new country even as they reaped benefits from its independence. While history teaches that successful revolutions depend on participation by the common man, the establishment of a stable and independent United States first required wealthy colonials uniting to disrupt the very system that had enriched them, and then funding a very long war. While some fortunes were made during the war at the expense of the poor, many of the wealthy embraced the goal of obtaining for their poorer countrymen an unprecedented equality of opportunity, along with independence. Tom Shachtman tells this story through tracing the lives of a dozen men who made and lost fortunes, and deeply affected the finances of the new country. In addition to nuanced views of the well-known wealthy such as Robert Morris and John Hancock, and of the less wealthy but influential Alexander Hamilton, The Founding Fortunes offers insight into the contributions of those often overlooked by popular history: Henry Laurens, the plantation owner who replaced Hancock as President of Congress; pioneering businessmen William Bingham, Jeremiah Wadsworth, and Stephen Girard; privateer magnate Elias Hasket Derby; and Hamilton's successors at Treasury, Oliver Wolcott, Jr. and Albert Gallatin. Revelatory and insightful, The Founding Fortunes provides a riveting history of economic patriotism that still resonates today"-- Provided by publisher.

Rough ideas : reflections on music and more / Stephen Hough.

  • 19 February 2020
cover imageStephen Hough is indisputably one of the world's leading pianists, winning global acclaim and numerous awards, both for his concerts and recordings. He is also a writer, composer and painter. As an international performer he spends much of his life at airports, on planes, and in hotel rooms and this book expands notes he has made, in his words, 'during that dead time on the road'. He writes about music and the life of a musician, from exploring the broader aspects of what it is to walk out on to a stage or to make a recording, to specialist tips from deep inside the practice room: how to trill, how to pedal, how to practise. He also writes vividly about people he's known, places he's travelled to, books he's read, paintings he's seen; and touches on more controversial subjects, such as assisted suicide and abortion. Even religion is there, the possibility of the existence of God, problems with some biblical texts and the challenge involved in being a gay Catholic. An illuminating and absorbing introduction into the life and mind of one of our great cultural figures.

The escape artist / Helen Fremont.

  • 19 February 2020
cover image"Helen Fremont's bestselling memoir, After Long Silence, published in 1991 and still very much in print, vividly recounts her discovery in adulthood that her parents were not Catholics, as she thought (having herself been raised in that faith), but Jewish Holocaust survivors living invented lives. Not even their names were their own. In her frank, moving, and often surprisingly funny new memoir, Fremont delves even deeper into the family dynamic that produced such a startling devotion to secret-keeping. She begins her story with the discovery that she has been disinherited in her mother's will, her existence as a member of the family erased, and she writes with unflinching candor about growing up in a household whose members were devoted to hiding the truth. The younger and infinitely more pliant of two sisters, she was affected from early childhood by her family's obsessive focus on the unsteady mental health of her older sister, Lara, and by their alternating bouts of pushing away and demanding loyalty from her, all in service to supporting deep-seated family myths"-- Provided by publisher.

Will / Will Self.

  • 19 February 2020
cover image"Will Self is one of Britain's best-known contemporary writers, a public intellectual whose novels have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize and translated into over twenty languages. In Will, his first ever memoir, he turns his attention fully to his own self, and in particular his addictions as a young man. An addiction memoir like no other, Will echoes the best of Self's psychedelic fiction, and is one of the most eloquent depictions of the allure of hard drugs ever written. Will spins the reader from Self's childhood in a North London suburb to his mind-expanding education at Oxford, to a Burroughsian trip to Morocco, an outback vision in Australia, and, finally, a surreal turn in rehab. Self uses drugs from a young age, hiding acid, amphetamine, and weed in a tin of Dilly Duckling cough pastilles. His university years are fueled with books but also with "heroin, hashish, cocaine, grass, and amphetamine." Self smokes dope in suburbia, buys opium in India, and even injects methamphetamine on a camping trip in Wales's Black Mountains. And his extreme highs inevitably give way to deep lows, an enthralling cycle that persists and repeats. One of the best minds of our generation, whose mordant humor and vivid images shine in this technicolor portrait of family, art, and self-expression, Self has written in Will both a künstlerroman and confessional, a tale of excess and degradation, a karmic cycle that leads back to the author's own lack of . . . will"-- Provided by publisher.

The contact paradox : challenging our assumptions in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence / Keith Cooper.

  • 19 February 2020
cover imageIn The Contact Paradox, space journalist Keith Cooper tackles some of the myths and assumptions that underlie SETI--the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.

Mastering spice : recipes and techniques to transform your everyday cooking / Lior Lev Sercarz with Genevieve Ko ; photographs by Thomas Schauer.

  • 19 February 2020
cover imageSpices are the fastest, easiest way to transform a dish from good to spectacular. In his new book, Lior Lev Sercarz, the country's most sought-after spice expert, shows you how to master flavor in 250 inspiring recipes, each counting on spices to elevate this collection of everyday and new favorites. Spices are the magic ingredient in Lior Lev Sercarz's newest book, Mastering Flavor, and all it takes is a pinch to bring your meatballs, roast chicken, or brownies to the next level. Owner of the spice shop, La Bo te in New York City, and a professionally trained chef who has cooked at some of the world's most renown restaurants, Lior's simple and straightforward approach showcases how spices and spice blends can take a recipe for chicken soup, meatballs, or brownies into a whole new and exciting direction. Every section begins with a master recipe and technique--then Lior teaches readers how to change the spices or some of the ingredients to get a profoundly different dish than what you began with. By mastering the techniques and playing with the variations, you'll learn how to use spices to become a more creative and intuitive cook, and how spices can endlessly heighten your eating experience.

A house in the mountains : the women who liberated Italy from fascism / Caroline Moorehead.

  • 12 February 2020
cover imageIn the late summer of 1943, when Italy broke with the Germans and joined the Allies after suffering catastrophic military losses, an Italian Resistance was born. Four young Piedmontese women, Ada, Frida, Silvia and Bianca, living secretly in the mountains surrounding Turin, risked their lives to overthrow Italys authoritarian government. They were among the thousands of Italians who joined the Partisan effort to help the Allies liberate their country from the German invaders and their Fascist collaborators. What made this partisan war all the more extraordinary was the number of women like this brave quartet who swelled its ranks.

Humble pi : when math goes wrong in the real world / Matt Parker.

  • 12 February 2020
cover image"This tour of real-world mathematical disasters reveals the importance of math in everyday life. All sorts of seemingly innocuous mathematical mistakes can have significant consequences. Exploring and explaining a litany of glitches, near misses, and mathematical mishaps involving the internet, big data, elections, street signs, lotteries, the Roman Empire, and an Olympic team, Matt Parker uncovers the ways math trips us up"-- Provided by publisher.

Full dissidence : notes from an uneven playing field / Howard Bryant.

  • 12 February 2020
cover image"Full Dissidence is a collection of essays focusing on the corporate assault on civil liberties, collisions of race and identity, and the kleptocracy of the Trump White House has forced America to ask itself if its beliefs of freedom and democracy are more than just words"-- Provided by publisher.

We are the luckiest : the surprising magic of a sober life / Laura McKowen.

  • 12 February 2020
cover image"A memoir of alcohol addiction and recovery, written by a successful career woman who describes the joys and challenges of staying sober in a culture permeated by drinking."--Provided by publisher.

When time stopped : a memoir of my father's war and what remains / Ariana Neumann.

  • 12 February 2020
cover image"In 1941, the first Neumann family member was taken by the Nazis, arrested in German-occupied Czechoslovakia for bathing in a stretch of river forbidden to Jews. He was transported to Auschwitz. Eighteen days later his prisoner number was entered into the morgue book. Of thirty-four Neumann family members, twenty-five were murdered by the Nazis. One of the survivors was Hans Neumann, who, to escape the German death net, traveled to Berlin and hid in plain sight under the Gestapo's eyes. What Hans experienced was so unspeakable that, when he built an industrial empire in Venezuela, he couldn't bring himself to talk about it. All his daughter Ariana knew was that something terrible had happened. When Hans died, he left Ariana a small box filled with letters, diary entries, and other memorabilia. Ten years later, Ariana finally summoned the courage to have the letters translated, and she began reading. What she discovered launched her on a worldwide search that would deliver indelible portraits of a family loving, finding meaning, and trying to survive amid the worst that can be imagined. When Time Stopped is a powerful detective story and an epic family memoir, spanning nearly ninety years and crossing oceans. Neumann brings each relative to vivid life. In uncovering her father's story after all these years, she discovers nuance and depth to her own history and liberates poignant and thought-provoking truths about the threads of humanity that connect us all."-- Provided by publisher.

Me and white supremacy : combat racism, change the world, and become a good ancestor / Layla F. Saad.

  • 12 February 2020
cover image"When Layla Saad began an Instagram challenge called #meandwhitesupremacy, she never predicted it would become a cultural movement. She encouraged people to own up and share their racist behaviors, big and small. She was looking for truth, and she got it... Thousands of people participated in the challenge, and over 80,000 people downloaded the supporting work Me and White Supremacy. Updated and expanded from the original edition, Me and White Supremacy teaches readers how to dismantle the privilege within themselves so that they can stop (often unconsciously) inflicting damage on people of color, and in turn, help other white people do better, too"-- Provided by publisher.

Cookies for everyone : 99 deliciously customizable bakeshop recipes / Mimi Council.

  • 12 February 2020
cover imageWith its "baking 101" approach, Cookies for Everyone has something for every baker -- naturally gluten-free recipes, with easy swaps for vegan or nut-free options, even including instructions for baking at any altitude. Mimi's Tips and Tricks walk readers through key steps and techniques, demystifying baking; her clear instructions cover everything from basic cookies to sandwich cookies and biscotti. And for anyone who thinks more sophisticated cookies (such as macarons and Florentines) are impossible to make at home, let alone for "special diets," think again -- Mimi's excellent counsel will have you baking up a storm in no time.

Utah's big five national parks : adventuring with kids / Harley and Abby McAllister.

  • 12 February 2020
cover image"A guide to the five major Utah National Parks (Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion) with emphasis on hikes and other outdoor activities that appeal to children"--Provided by publisher.

Love letters to Jane's world / Paige Braddock.

  • 10 February 2020
cover image"This essential Jane's World collection debuts twenty years after Jane Wyatt first appeared in Paige Braddock's trailblazing comics strip about a young lesbian woman making her clumsy way in the world and the friends who help (or hinder) her along the journey. The Eisner-nominated Jane's World was the first syndicated comic strip with a lesbian main character to appear in many major newspaper markets. This new volume collects the most quintessentially "Jane" storylines from the strip's early, middle, and later years, and pairs them with "love letters" and notes of appreciation from notable fans"-- provided by publisher.

Make space : how to set the stage for creative collaboration / Scott Doorley & Scott Witthoft ; with a foreword by David Kelley.

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageBased on the work at the Stanford University d.school and its Environments Collaborative Initiative, Make Space is a tool that shows how space can be intentionally manipulated to ignite creativity. Appropriate for designers charged with creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping an existing space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategies for changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in which teams and individuals communicate, work, play--and innovate.

Transcendence : how humans evolved through fire, language, beauty, and time / Gaia Vince.

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageWhat enabled us to go from simple stone tools to smartphones? How did bands of hunter-gatherers evolve into multinational empires? Readers of Sapiens will say a cognitive revolution -- a dramatic evolutionary change that altered our brains, turning primitive humans into modern ones -- caused a cultural explosion. In Transcendence, Gaia Vince argues instead that modern humans are the product of a nuanced coevolution of our genes, environment, and culture that goes back into deep time. She explains how, through four key elements -- fire, language, beauty, and time -- our species diverged from the evolutionary path of all other animals, unleashing a compounding process that launched us into the Space Age and beyond. Provocative and poetic, Transcendence shows how a primate took dominion over nature and turned itself into something marvelous.

Last stop Auschwitz : my story of survival from within the camp / Eddy de Wind ; translated from the Dutch by David Colmer.

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageJournal written in Auschwitz by a Holocaust survivor in the weeks following the camp's liberation by the Red Army.

Murder your darlings : and other gentle writing advice from Aristotle to Zinsser / Roy Peter Clark.

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageA collection of over a hundred writing tips gleaned from fifty popular writing books. Chapters are devoted to each key strategy. Author expands and contextualizes original authors' suggestions and shares how each tip helped other authors improve their skills.

Invisible Americans : the tragic cost of child poverty / Jeff Madrick.

  • 8 February 2020
cover image"By official count, more than one out of every six American children live beneath the poverty line. But statistics alone tell little of the story. In Invisible Americans, Jeff Madrick brings to light the often invisible reality and irreparable damage of child poverty in America. Keeping his focus on the children, he examines the roots of the problem, including the toothless remnants of our social welfare system, entrenched racism, and a government unmotivated to help the most voiceless citizens. Backed by new and unambiguous research, he makes clear the devastating consequences of growing up poor: living in poverty, even temporarily, is detrimental to cognitive abilities, emotional control, and the overall health of children. The cost to society is incalculable. The inaction of politicians is unacceptable. Still, Madrick argues, there may be more reason to hope now than ever before. Rather than attempting to treat the symptoms of poverty, we might be able to ameliorate its worst effects through a single, simple, and politically feasible policy that he lays out in this impassioned and urgent call to arms"-- Provided by publisher.

How we learn : why brains learn better than any machine ... for now / Stanislas Dehaene.

  • 8 February 2020
cover image"In today's technological society, with an unprecedented amount of information at our fingertips, learning plays a more central role than ever. In How We Learn, Stanislas Dehaene decodes its biological mechanisms, delving into the neuronal, synaptic, and molecular processes taking place in the brain. He explains why youth is such a sensitive period, during which brain plasticity is maximal, but also assures us that our abilities continue into adulthood, and that we can enhance our learning and memory at any age. We can all 'learn to learn' by taking maximal advantage of the four pillars of the brain's learning algorithm: attention, active engagement, error feedback, and consolidation. The human brain is an extraordinary machine. Its ability to process information and adapt to circumstances by reprogramming itself is unparalleled, and it remains the best source of inspiration for recent developments in artificial intelligence. The exciting advancements in A.I. of the last twenty years reveal just as much about our remarkable abilities as they do about the potential of machines. How We Learn finds the boundary of computer science, neurobiology, and cognitive psychology to explain how learning really works and how to make the best use of the brain's learning algorithms, in our schools and universities as well as in everyday life"-- Provided by publisher.

Creative alcohol inks : a step-by-step guide to achieving amazing effects / Ashley Mahlberg.

  • 8 February 2020
cover image"The newest addition to the Art for Modern Makers series, Creative Alcohol Inks explores the many artistic options of the popular painting and pouring medium, from the basics of handling, to layering and combining with other materials and mediums, to creating beautiful projects"-- Provided by publisher.

Play your way to good manners : getting the best behavior from your dog through sports, games, and tricks / Kate Naito, CPDT-KA, MS and Sarah Westcott, CPDT-KSA.

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageLearning is more fun and effective when you're having a good time. The same applies to training your dog! Naturally playful animals will respond and learn best when they're enjoying the task at hand. Naito and Westcott have collected cool tricks, sports move, and interactive games that will create a positive reinforcement program you (and your dog) can easily follow. -- Adapted from back cover.

Race of aces : WWII's elite airmen and the epic battle to become the master of the sky / John R. Bruning.

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageThe astonishing untold story of the WWII airmen who risked it all in the deadly race to become the greatest American fighter pilot. In 1942, America's deadliest fighter pilot, or "ace of aces" -- the legendary Eddie Rickenbacker -- offered a bottle of bourbon to the first U.S. fighter pilot to break his record of twenty-six enemy planes shot down. Seizing on the challenge to motivate his men, General George Kenney promoted what they would come to call the "race of aces" as a way of boosting the spirits of his war-weary command. What developed was a wild three-year sprint for fame and glory, and the chance to be called America's greatest fighter pilot. The story has never been told until now. Based on new research and full of revelations, John Bruning's brilliant, original book tells the story of how five American pilots contended for personal glory in the Pacific while leading Kenney's resurgent air force against the most formidable enemy America ever faced. The pilots -- Richard Bong, Tommy McGuire, Neel Kearby, Charles MacDonald and Gerald Johnson -- riveted the nation as they contended for Rickenbacker's crown. As their scores mounted, they transformed themselves from farm boys and aspiring dentists into artists of the modern dogfight. But as the race reached its climax, some of the pilots began to see how the spotlight warped their sense of duty. They emerged as leaders, beloved by their men as they chose selfless devotion over national accolades. Teeming with action all across the vast Pacific theater, Race of Aces is a fascinating exploration of the boundary between honorable duty, personal glory, and the complex landscape of the human heart.

Making your own bush knife : a beginner's guide for the backyard knifemaker / Bradley Richardson.

  • 8 February 2020
cover image"Instructs the reader on how to assemble the tools and materials to prepare for forging a knife out of steel. Gives tips on selecting steel, building forges, heating, tempering, quenching, annealing, sharpening, grinding, and the other processes associated with creating a fixed-blade knife"--Provided by the publisher"-- Provided by publisher.

Cozy cottage & cabin designs : 200+ cottages, cabins, A-frames, vacation homes, apartment garages, sheds & more.

  • 8 February 2020
cover image"Featuring over 200 functional floor plans for cabins, cottages, a-frames, vacation homes, apartment garages, sheds, and more, this book will allow you to browse, select, and order expertly prepared plans. Each ordered plan includes construction blueprints and CAD packages that will bring your future home to life. Stop dreaming and start planning with this essential guide. Discover the ideal small home you've always wanted!" -- From Amazon.com summary.

Whose Middle Ages? : teachable moments for an ill-used past / Andrew Albin, Mary C. Erler, Thomas O'Donnell, Nicholas L. Paul, Nina Rowe, editors ; introduction by David Perry ; afterword by Geraldine

  • 8 February 2020
cover image"Whose Middle Ages? is an interdisciplinary collection of short, accessible essays intended for the nonspecialist reader and ideal for teaching at an undergraduate level. Each of twenty-two essays takes up an area where digging for meaning in the medieval past has brought something distorted back into the present: in our popular entertainment; in our news, our politics, and our propaganda; and in subtler ways that inform how we think about our histories, our countries, and ourselves. Each author looks to a history that has refused to remain past and uses the tools of the academy to read and re-read familiar stories, objects, symbols, and myths"-- Provided by publisher.

Basket-weaving crafts : 22 home decorating projects using basket making techniques / Virve Boesch.

  • 8 February 2020
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From freezer to cooker : delicious whole-foods meals for the slow cooker, pressure cooker, and Instant Pot / Polly Conner & Rachel Tiemeyer ; photographs by Hélène Dujardin.

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageHealthy, delicious meals have never been easier! The slow cooker, pressure cooker, and Instant Pot meet freezer cooking in this all-new, beautifully photographed, and rigorously tested cookbook.

DIY for renters : practical instruction for apartment and house renters / Charles Byers.

  • 8 February 2020
cover image"DIY for Renters shows how to perform common repairs and upgrades that are economical, safe, and do not conflict with tenant/landlord agreements. Learn how to deal with all of the normal maintenance issues that every home encounters, from squeaky doors and wet basements to plumbing, heating and electrical repairs"-- Provided by publisher.

Big book of embroidery : 250 stitches with 29 creative projects / Renee Mery ; [translator, Ulatus].

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageA visual encyclopedia of stitches, Big Book of Embroidery is the essential reference guide for both beginner and experienced embroiderers. Packed with 250 popular embroidery stitches and techniques for looped stitches, straight stitches, knotted stitches, cross-stitch, long stitches, and more, this book will help you to understand the basics while you learn to embroider various details and designs within those fundamental methods. After learning the basic stitches and their variations, move on to the more advanced woven, couching, smocking, and needlework stitches, plus many more! Learn the art of embroidery quickly with concise text, easy-to-follow close-up photography, and step-by-step instructions and illustrations. Also included are 29 inspirational projects to create décor, shirts, shorts, tablecloths, linens, wall hangings, and more so you can practice and build on the skills and designs you've learned. Embroider charming flowers, succulents, birds, hearts, snowflakes, butterflies, fruits, and more, with confidence!"-- Adapted from back cover.

Dressed for a dance in the snow / Monika Zgustova ; translated from the Spanish by Julie Jones.

  • 8 February 2020
cover image"A poignant and unexpectedly inspirational account of women's suffering and resilience in Stalin's forced labor camps, diligently transcribed in the kitchens and living rooms of nine survivors. The pain inflicted by the gulags has cast a long and dark shadow over Soviet-era history. Zgustová's collection of interviews with former female prisoners not only chronicles the hardships of the camps, but also serves as testament to the power of beauty in face of adversity. Where one would expect to find stories of hopelessness and despair, Zgustová has unearthed tales of the love, art, and friendship that persisted in times of tragedy. Across the Soviet Union, prisoners are said to have composed and memorized thousands of verses. Galya Sanova, born in a Siberian gulag, remembers reading from a hand-stitched copy of Little Red Riding Hood. Irina Emelyanova passed poems to the male prisoner she had grown to love. In this way, the arts lent an air of humanity to the women's brutal realities. These stories, collected in the vein of Svetlana Alexievich's Nobel Prize-winning oral histories, turn one of the darkest periods of the Soviet era into a song of human perseverance, in a way that reads as an intimate family history"-- Provided by publisher.

They/them/their : a guide to nonbinary and genderqueer identities / Eris Young.

  • 8 February 2020
cover image"Showing what life is like as a nonbinary or genderqueer person, this book explores relationships, mental and physical health, language use and identity and appearance, providing advice for nonbinary people and how friends and family can support them."-- Publisher's description.

Everything chocolate : a decadent collection of morning pastries, nostalgic sweets, and showstopping desserts / America's Test Kitchen.

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageA celebration of chocolate, sweet, rich, complex, luxurious - chocolate's allure knows no limit. There are no limits on this collection of more than 20 sumptuous recipes to indulge in.

Japanese home cooking : simple meals, authentic flavors / Sonoko Sakai ; photographs by Rick Poon ; illustrations by Juliette Bellocq.

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageThe essential guide to Japanese home cooking -- the ingredients, techniques, and over 100 recipes -- for seasoned cooks and beginners who are craving authentic Japanese flavors. Using high-quality, seasonal ingredients in simple preparations, Sonoko Sakai offers recipes with a gentle voice and a passion for authentic Japanese cooking. Beginning with the pantry, the flavors of this cuisine are explored alongside fundamental recipes, such as dashi and pickles, and traditional techniques, like making noodles and properly cooking rice. Use these building blocks to cook an abundance of everyday recipes with dishes like Grilled Onigiri (rice balls) and Japanese Chicken Curry. From there, the book expands into an exploration of dishes organized by breakfast; vegetables and grains; meat; fish; noodles, dumplings, and savory pancakes; and sweets and beverages. With classic dishes like Kenchin-jiru (Hearty Vegetable Soup with Sobagaki Buckwheat Dumplings), Temaki Zushi (Sushi Hand Rolls), and Oden (Vegetable, Seafood, and Meat Hot Pot) to more inventive dishes like Mochi Waffles with Tatsuta (Fried Chicken) and Maple Yuzu Kosho, First Garden Soba Salad with Lemon-White Miso Vinaigrette, and Amazake (Fermented Rice Drink) Ice Pops with Pickled Cherry Blossoms this is a rich guide to Japanese home cooking. Featuring stunning photographs by Rick Poon, the book also includes stories of food purveyors in California and Japan. This is a generous and authoritative book that will appeal to home cooks of all levels. -- Publisher's description.

Gennaro's pasta perfecto! : the essential collection of fresh and dried pasta dishes / Gennaro Contaldo ; with photography by David Loftus.

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageThis new book from celebrated Chef Gennaro Contaldo is all about pasta. An inexpensive staple that can be easily transformed into a luxurious meal, the possibilities of pasta are endless-perfect for busy families and for easy entertaining. Join Gennaro on an exciting Italian adventure and discover both new and traditional dishes that can often be whipped up in a matter of minutes. Gennaro's Pasta Perfecto is a delicious collection of over 100 recipes, beautifully photographed by David Loftus. It features dried, fresh, filled, and baked pasta dishes, such as lasagna four ways, minestrone soup, homemade ravioli, and pesto. Packed with tips for picking the best shape for sauces, and featuring recipes from across Italy, this is an essential book for any pasta enthusiast"-- Provided by publisher.

Sarah Payne's quilt school : new ways to start patchwork and quilting / Sarah Payne.

  • 8 February 2020
cover imageIn this fun and practical introduction to quilting and patchwork, well-known TV personality Sarah Payne leads you through a series of techniques to build up your skills. Each chapter includes a number of different-sized step-by-step projects, including quilts, cushions, tote bags and table runners. Sarah discusses different shapes (squares, circles, triangles) and different techniques (applique, foundation piecing, English paper piecing) in turn. She also includes information on basting, layering, quilting and binding, as well as pre-cuts. Filled with guidance and helpful tips and tricks, this book will equip you with all you need to know to get started on your quilting adventure. Put your skills into practice and at the same time create beautiful projects to keep or give as gifts.

Canal House : cook something : recipes to rely on / Christopher Hirsheimer & Melissa Hamilton.

  • 8 February 2020
cover image"Each chapter is a lesson that teaches you to master a key ingredient or powerful technique, moving from simple (a perfect soft-boiled egg, and how to make it uncommonly delicious) to ambitious (a towering chocolate soufflé). Filled with step-by-step photographs and indispensable kitchen wisdom."--Back cover.

And in the Vienna woods the trees remain : the heartbreaking true story of a family torn apart by war / Elisabeth Åsbrink ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel.

  • 8 February 2020
cover image"Winner of the August Prize, an intricate weave of documents, substantive narrative, and emotional commentary that centers on a young Jewish refugee's friendship with the future founder of IKEA. Otto Ullman, a Jewish boy, was sent from Austria to Sweden right before the outbreak of World War II. There he became best friends with Ingvar Kamprad, who would grow up to become the founder of IKEA. Despite the huge Swedish resistance to Jews, the thirteen-year-old Otto was granted permission to enter Sweden--all in accordance with the Swedish archbishop's secret plan to save Jews on condition that they converted to Christianity. Otto found work as a farmhand at the Kamprad family's farm Elmtaryd in Agunnaryd in the province of Småland. Ingvar and Otto became very close friends. But at the same time, Ingvar Kamprad was actively engaged in Nazi organizations and a great supporter of the fascist Per Engdahl. Otto's parents were trapped in Vienna, and the last letters he received were sent from Theresienstadt. With thorough research, including personal files initiated by the predecessor to today's Swedish Security Service (SaPO) and more than 500 letters, Elisabeth Åsbrink illustrates how Swedish society was infused with anti-Semitism and how families are shattered by war and asylum politics"-- Provided by publisher.

When my time comes : conversations about whether those who are dying should have the right to determine when life should end / Diane Rehm.

  • 7 February 2020
cover image"A series of interviews on the topics of end-of-life care and the right-to-die movement"-- Provided by publisher.

The last winter of the Weimar Republic : the rise of the Third Reich / Rüdiger Barth and Hauke Friederichs ; translated by Caroline Wright.

  • 7 February 2020
cover imageNovember 1932. With the German economy in ruins and street battles raging between rival political parties, the Weimar Republic is on its last legs. In the halls of the Reichstag, party leaders scramble for power and influence as the elderly president, Paul von Hindenburg, presides over a democracy pushed to the breaking point. Chancellors Franz von Papen and Kurt von Schleicher spin a web of intrigue, vainly hoping to harness the growing popularity of Adolf Hitler's Nazi Party while reining in its most extreme elements. These politicians struggle for control of a turbulent city where backroom deals and frightening public rallies alike threaten the country's fragile democracy, with terrifying consequences for both Germany and the rest of the world.--Amazon

J.K. Lasser's 1001 deductions and tax breaks 2020 : your complete guide to everything deductible / Barbara Weltman.

  • 7 February 2020
cover image"J.K. Lasser's 1001 Deductions and Tax Breaks 2020 is the complete and thorough guide to reducing your tax burden. By listing every possible deduction and credit available to individual taxpayers, this book can help you achieve substantial savings on your 2020 tax return. Updated and expanded to cover new and changing tax law, this edition also includes an e-supplement covering the latest developments from Congress and the IRS to keep you fully up-to-date. Stop overpaying and gain peace of mind as you find the answers you need for your specific tax situation. Mine your paperwork for write-off opportunities, and claim your tax breaks correctly; easy-to-follow instructions give you clear guidance through the maze of worksheets to help you reclaim what is legally yours."-- back cover.

Friendship : the evolution, biology, and extraordinary power of life's fundamental bond / Lydia Denworth.

  • 7 February 2020
cover image"An engaging and deeply reported investigation of friendship: its evolution, purpose, and centrality in human and nonhuman lives alike. The bonds of friendship are universal and elemental. In Friendship, journalist Lydia Denworth visits the front lines of the science of friendship in search of its biological, psychological, and evolutionary foundations. Finding it to be as old as life on the African savannas, she also discovers that friendship is reflected in our brain waves, detectable in our genomes, and capable of strengthening our cardiovascular and immune systems. Its opposite, loneliness, can kill. As a result, social connection is finally being recognized as critical to our physical and emotional well-being. With warmth and compassion, Denworth weaves together past and present, field biology and cutting-edge neuroscience, to show how our bodies and minds are designed to make friends, the process by which social bonds develop, and how a drive for friendship underpins human (and nonhuman) society. With its refreshingly optimistic vision of the evolution of human nature, this book puts friendship at the center of our lives"-- Provided by publisher.

Leadership is language : the hidden power of what you say, and what you don't / L. David Marquet.

  • 7 February 2020
cover image"From the acclaimed author of Turn the Ship Around!, former US Navy Captain David Marquet, comes a radical new playbook for empowering your team to make better decisions and take greater ownership. You might imagine that an effective leader is someone who makes quick, intelligent decisions, gives inspiring speeches, and issues clear orders to their team so they can execute a plan to achieve your organization's goals. Unfortunately, David Marquet argues, that's an outdated model of leadership that just doesn't work anymore. As a leader in today's networked, information-dense business climate, you don't have full visibility into your organization or the ground reality of your operating environment. In order to harness the eyes, ears, and minds of your people, you need to foster a climate of collaborative experimentation that encourages people to speak up when they notice problems and work together to identify and test solutions. Too many leaders fall in love with the sound of their own voice, and wind up dictating plans and digging in their heels when problems begin to emerge. Even when you want to be a more collaborative leader, you can undermine your own efforts by defaulting to command-and-control language we've inherited from the industrial era. It's time to ditch the industrial age playbook of leadership. In Leadership is Language, you'll learn how choosing your words can dramatically improve decision-making and execution on your team. Marquet outlines six plays for all leaders, anchored in how you use language: Control the clock, don't obey the clock: Pre-plan decision points and give your people the tools they need to hit pause on a plan of action if they notice something wrong. Collaborate, don't coerce: As the leader, you should be the last one to offer your opinion. Rather than locking your team into binary responses ("Is this a good plan?"), allow them to answer on a scale ("How confident are you about this plan?") Commit, don't comply: Rather than expect your team to comply with specific directions, explain your overall goals, and get their commitment to achieving it one piece at a time. Complete, not continue: If every day feels like a repetition of the last, you're doing something wrong. Articulate concrete plans with a start and end date to align your team. Improve, don't prove: Ask your people to improve on plans and processes, rather than prove that they can meet fixed goals or deadlines. You'll face fewer cut corners and better long-term results. Connect, don't conform: Flatten hierarchies in your organization and connect with your people to encourage them to contribute to decision-making. In his last book, Turn the Ship Around!, Marquet told the incredible story of abandoning command-and-control leadership on his submarine and empowering his crew to turn the worst performing submarine to the best performer in the fleet. Now, with Leadership is Language he gives businesspeople the tools they need to achieve such transformational leadership in their organizations"-- Provided by publisher.

Beyond the North Wind : Russia in recipes and lore / Darra Goldstein ; photographs by Stefan Wettainen.

  • 7 February 2020
cover image"100 traditional yet surprisingly modern recipes from the far northern corners of Russia, featuring ingredients and dishes that young Russians are rediscovering as part of their heritage. Russian cookbooks tend to focus on the food that was imported from France in the nineteenth century or the impoverished food of the Soviet era. Beyond the North Wind explores the true heart of Russian food, a cuisine that celebrates whole grains, preserved and fermented foods, and straightforward but robust flavors. Recipes for a dazzling array of pickles and preserves, infused vodkas, homemade dairy products such as farmers cheese and cultured butter, puff pastry hand pies stuffed with mushrooms and fish, and seasonal vegetable soups showcase Russian foods that are organic and honest--many of them old dishes that feel new again in their elegant minimalism. Despite the country's harsh climate, this surprisingly sophisticated cuisine has an incredible depth of flavor to offer in dishes like Braised Cod with Horseradish, Roast Lamb with Kasha, Black Currant Cheesecake, and so many more. This home-style cookbook with a strong sense of place and knack for storytelling brings to life a rarely seen portrait of Russia, its people, and its palate--with 100 recipes, gorgeous photography, and essays on the little-known culinary history of this fascinating and wild part of the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Cool beans : the ultimate guide to cooking with the world's most versatile plant-based protein, with 125 recipes / Joe Yonan ; photographs by Aubrie Pick.

  • 7 February 2020
cover image"A modern and fresh look at the diverse world of beans and pulses, including 125 recipes for globally inspired vegetarian mains, snacks, soups, and even desserts"-- Provided by publisher.

The Jewish cookbook / Leah Koenig ; foreword by Julia Turshen.

  • 7 February 2020
cover imageThe Jewish Cookbook is an inspiring celebration of the diversity and breadth of this venerable culinary tradition. A true fusion cuisine, Jewish food evolves constantly to reflect the changing geographies and ingredients of its cooks. Featuring more than 400 home-cooking recipes for everyday and holiday foods from the Middle East to the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa - as well as contemporary interpretations by renowned chefs including Yotam Ottolenghi, Michael Solomonov, and Alex Raij - this definitive compendium of Jewish cuisine introduces readers to recipes and culinary traditions from Jewish communities the world over, and is perfect for anyone looking to add international tastes to their table. --from Amazon.

Fables and futures : biotechnology, disability, and the stories we tell ourselves / George Estreich.

  • 7 February 2020
cover imageFrom next-generation prenatal tests, to virtual children, to the genome-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9, new biotechnologies grant us unprecedented power to predict and shape future people. That power implies a question about belonging: which people, which variations, will we welcome? How will we square new biotech advances with the real but fragile gains for people with disabilities--especially when their voices are all but absent from the conversation? This book explores that conversation, the troubled territory where biotechnology and disability meet. In it, George Estreich--an award-winning poet and memoirist, and the father of a young woman with Down syndrome--delves into popular representations of cutting-edge biotech: websites advertising next-generation prenatal tests, feature articles on "three-parent IVF," a scientist's memoir of constructing a semisynthetic cell, and more. As Estreich shows, each new application of biotechnology is accompanied by a persuasive story, one that minimizes downsides and promises enormous benefits. In this story, people with disabilities are both invisible and essential: a key promise of new technologies is that disability will be repaired or prevented. In chapters that blend personal narrative and scholarship, Estreich restores disability to our narratives of technology. He also considers broader themes: the place of people with disabilities in a world built for the able; the echoes of eugenic history in the genomic present; and the equation of intellect and human value. Examining the stories we tell ourselves, the fables already creating our futures, Estreich argues that, given biotech that can select and shape who we are, we need to imagine, as broadly as possible, what it means to belong.

The fire and the darkness : the bombing of Dresden, 1945 / Sinclair McKay.

  • 7 February 2020
cover imageNarrative nonfiction account of the history of the Dresden Bombing, one of the most devastating attacks of World War II. Looks at the life of the city in the days before the attack, tracks each moment of the bombing, and considers the long period of reconstruction and recovery. reconstruction of this unthinkable terror from the points of view of the ordinary civilians: Margot Hille, an apprentice brewery worker; Gisela Reichelt, a ten-year-old schoolgirl; boys conscripted into the Hitler Youth; choristers of the Kreuzkirche choir; artists, shop assistants, and classical musicians, as well as the Nazi officials stationed there.

Exercise is medicine : how physical activity boosts health and slows aging / Judy Foreman.

  • 7 February 2020
cover imageAging, despite its dismal reputation, is actually one of the great mysteries of the universe. Why don't we just reproduce, then exit fast, like salmon? Could aging just be one big evolutionary accident? Is senescence, the gradual falling apart of our bodies, at least partially avoidable? Can we extend the healthy lifespan and reduce the lingering, debilitating effects of senescence? In this book, investigative health journalist Judy Foreman suggests that we actually can, and the key element is exercise, through its myriad effects on dozens of molecules in the brain, the muscles, and other organs. It's no secret, of course, that exercise is good for you and that exercise can extend longevity. What Foreman uncovers through extensive research into evolutionary biology, exercise physiology, and the new field of geroscience is exactly why exercise is so powerful - the mechanisms now being discovered that account for the vast and varied effects of exercise all over the body. Though Foreman also delves into pills designed to combat aging and so-called exercise "mimetics," or pills that purport to produce the effects of exercise without the sweat, her resounding conclusion is that exercise itself is by far the most effective, and safest, strategy for promoting a long, healthy life. In addition to providing a fascinating look at the science of exercise's effects on the body, Foreman also provides answers to the most commonly asked practical questions about exercise.

The age of entitlement : America since the sixties / Christopher Caldwell.

  • 7 February 2020
cover imageConservative columnist Christopher Caldwell has spent years studying the liberal uprising of the 1960s and its unforeseen consequences. Even the reforms that Americans love best have come with costs that are staggeringly high -- in wealth, freedom, and social stability -- and that have been spread unevenly among classes and generations. Caldwell describes the political turning points of the past half century, taking readers on a roller-coaster ride through Playboy magazine, affirmative action, CB radio, leveraged buyouts, iPhones, Oxycontin, Black Lives Matter, and internet cookies. In doing so, he shows that attempts to redress the injustices of the past have left Americans living under two different ideas of what it means to play by the rules.

Astrology for beginners : learn to read your birth chart / by David Pond.

  • 7 February 2020
cover image"Learn how to read your birth chart according to the signs, planets, aspects, houses, and other astrological basics"-- Provided by publisher.

Cat tale : the wild, weird battle to save the Florida panther / Craig Pittman.

  • 7 February 2020
cover image"It wasn't so long ago when a lot of people thought the Florida panther was extinct. They were very nearly right. That the panther still exists at all is a miracle--the result of a desperate experiment that led to the most remarkable comeback in the history of the Endangered Species Act. And no one has told the whole story--until now. With novelistic detail and an eye for the absurd, Craig Pittman recounts the extraordinary story of the people who brought the panther back from the brink of extinction, the ones who nearly pushed the species over the edge, and the cats that were caught in the middle"-- Publisher's description.

Man-made wonders of the world / foreword by Dan Cruickshank ; contributors, Simon Adams [and 10 others] ; consultants, Dr Andrew Law, Professor Ola Uduku.

  • 7 February 2020
cover imageDiscover the most incredible statues, monuments, temples, bridges, and ancient cities, from Stonehenge to the Sagrada Familia, with this unparalleled survey of the most famous buildings and structures created by humans.

The Irishman : Frank Sheeran and closing the case on Jimmy Hoffa / Charles Brandt.

  • 7 February 2020
cover imageThe Irishman is an epic saga of organized crime in post-war America told through the eyes of World War II veteran Frank Sheeran, a hustler and hitman who worked for legendary crime boss Russell Bufalino alongside some of the most notorious figures of the 20th Century. Spanning decades, Sheeran's story chronicles one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in American history, the disappearance of legendary union boss Jimmy Hoffa, and it offers a monumental journey through the hidden corridors of organized crime: its inner workings, rivalries and connections to mainstream politics. Sheeran would rise to a position of such prominence that in a RICO suit against The Commission of La Cosa Nostra, the US Government would name him as one of only two non-Italians in conspiracy with the Commission. Sheeran is listed alongside the likes of Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano and Anthony "Fat Tony" Salerno. In the course of nearly five years of recorded interviews, Sheeran confessed to Charles Brandt that he handled more than twenty-five hits for the mob, and Brandt turned Sheeran's story into a page-turning true crime classic. --Amazon.com.

Code red : how progressives and moderates can unite to save our country / E.J. Dionne, Jr.

  • 7 February 2020
cover image"New York Times bestselling author and Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne, Jr. sounds the alarm in Code Red, calling for an alliance between progressives and moderates to seize the moment and restore hope to America's future for the 2020 presidential election. Will progressives and moderates feud while America burns? Or will these natural allies take advantage of the greatest opportunity since the New Deal Era to strengthen American democracy, foster social justice, and turn back the threats of the Trump Era? The United States stands at a crossroads. Broad and principled opposition to Donald Trump's presidency has drawn millions of previously disengaged citizens to the public square and to the ballot boxes. This inspired and growing activism for social and political change hasn't been seen since the days of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal policies and the Progressive and Civil Rights movements. But if progressives and moderates are unable-and unwilling-to overcome their differences, they could not only enable Trump to prevail again but also squander an occasion for launching a new era of reform. In Code Red, award-winning journalist E. J. Dionne, Jr., calls for a shared commitment to decency and a politics focused on freedom, fairness, and the future, encouraging progressives and moderates to explore common ground and expand the unity that brought about Democrat victories in the 2018 elections. He offers a unifying model for furthering progress with a Politics of Remedy, Dignity, and More: one that solves problems, resolve disputes, and moves forward; that sits at the heart of the demands for justice by both long-marginalized and recently-displaced groups; and that posits a positive future for Americans with more covered by health insurance, more with decent wages, more with good schools, more security from gun violence, more action to roll back climate change. Breaking through the partisan noise and cutting against conventional wisdom to provide a realistic look at political possibilities, Dionne offers a strategy for progressives and moderates to think more clearly and accept the responsibilities that history now imposes on them. Because at this point in our national story, change can't wait"-- Provided by publisher.

Believe me : how trusting women can change the world / Jessica Valenti + Jaclyn Friedman.

  • 7 February 2020
cover image"In Believe Me, contributors ask and answer the crucial question: What would happen if we didn't just believe women, but acted as though they matter? If we take women's experiences of online harassment seriously, it will transform the internet. If we listen to and center survivors, we could revolutionize our systems of justice. If we believe Black women when they talk about pain, we will save countless lives. With contributions from many of the most important voices in feminism today, Believe Me is an essential roadmap for the #MeToo era and beyond." -- From Amazon.com summary

Fodor's Caribbean cruise ports of call / writer, Laura Adzich-Brander [and others] ; editor, Douglas Stallings.

  • 7 February 2020
cover image"Ready to go away? The experts at Fodor's are here to help. We're bringing you the very best of the Caribbean's top cruise ports, including St. Thomas, Roatán, Barbados, and more. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure that you have all the essential information to plan a perfect trip and make the most of your time."--Back cover.

Tokyo : top sights, authentic experiences / Rebecca Milner ; Thomas O'Malley ; Simon Richmond.

  • 7 February 2020
cover imageLonely Planet's Best of Tokyo 2019 is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Sample the finest sushi or most satisfying bowl of noodles you'll ever taste, explore the neon nightlife of Shinjuku, and find the best view of Mt Fuji (or climb it and wait for sunrise) - all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Tokyo and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet's Best of Tokyo 2019: Full-colour images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices. Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Cultural insights provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, art, food, wine, sport, landscapes, wildlife Free, convenient pull-out map (included in print version), plus easy-to-use colour maps to help you explore Covers Harajuku, Aoyama, Shibuya & Ebisu, Marunouchi, Nihombashi, Ginza & Tsukiji, Roppongi & Akasaka, Shinjuku, Ueno, Yanaka & Asakusa.

War on the EPA : America's endangered environmental protections / William M. Alley and Rosemarie Alley.

  • 7 February 2020
cover imageExamines the daunting hurdles facing the EPA in its critical roles in drinking water, air and water pollution, climate change, and toxic chemicals. This book takes the reader on a journey into some of today's most pressing environmental problems: toxic zforever chemicalsy known as PFAS, pervasive agricultural pollution, dead zones in the Gulf of Mexico, and widespread air and water pollution from use of fossil fuels. Delving into the science, politics, and human dimension of these and other problems, the book illustrates the challenges of regulation, how today's war on science is undermining the scientific foundation upon which the agency's legitimacy rests, and why a strong U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is more important than ever before.

Mengele : unmasking the "Angel of Death" / David G. Marwell.

  • 6 February 2020
cover image"A gripping account of the infamous Nazi doctor, from a former Justice Department official tasked with uncovering his fate. One of the most notorious war criminals of all time, Dr. Josef Mengele has come to symbolize both the evil of the Nazi regime and the failure of justice in the postwar world. Drawing on new scholarship and sources, historian David G. Marwell examines Mengele's life and career, chronicling his university studies, which led to two PhDs and a promising career as a scientist; his wartime service, in combat and at Auschwitz, where his "selections" determined the fate of countless innocents and his "scientific" pursuits resulted in the traumatization and death of thousands more; and his postwar refuge in Germany and South America. This biography describes the international search for the Nazi doctor in 1985 that ended in a cemetery in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the dogged forensic investigation that produced overwhelming evidence that Mengele had died-but failed to convince those who, arguably, most wanted him dead. This is a story of science without limits, escape without freedom, and resolution without justice."-- Provided by publisher.

Floret Farm's a year in flowers : designing gorgeous arrangements for every season / Erin Benzakein with Jill Jorgensen and Julie Chai ; photographs by Chris Benzakein.

  • 6 February 2020
cover image"Learn how to buy, style, and present seasonal flower arrangements for every occasion. With sections on tools, flower care, and design techniques, Floret Farm's A Year in Flowers presents all the secrets to arranging garden-fresh bouquets. Featuring expert advice from Erin Benzakein, world-renowned flower farmer, floral designer, and bestselling author of Floret Farm: Cut Flower Garden, this book is a gorgeous and comprehensive guide to everything you need to make your own incredible arrangements all year long, whether harvesting flowers from the backyard or shopping for blooms at the market."--Amazon.com.
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