Plan your estate / Attorney Denis Clifford.

  • 19 July 2019
cover image"All you need to know about: wills & trusts; estate & gift taxes; avoiding probate; powers of attorney & living wills"--Cover.

X-Plan parenting : become your child's ally--a guide to raising strong kids in a challenging world / Bert Fulks.

  • 19 July 2019
cover imageExpanding on his viral parenting concept called the "X-Plan," the author, drawing on biblical principles, shows parents how important it is to build trusting relationships with their children and how looking at their own life story will help them to do so. --Publisher

Love you like the sky : surviving the suicide of a beloved / Sarah Neustadter, PhD.

  • 19 July 2019
cover imageWriting from the unique point of view of a suicide survivor who is also a psychologist, Sarah Neustadter presents a selection of the emails she sent to John, her deceased beloved, over a three-year period following his death. Documenting the raw emotions she experienced during this time period―grief, despair, abandonment, confusion, and the seductive feeling of wanting to die―she seeks to answer the hard existential and psychological questions: Why is this happening? What does this mean about mortality? How do I go on with the rest of my life without my beloved? How do I heal my broken heart? Will I ever love again?

Loving someone with an eating disorder : understanding, supporting & connecting with your partner / Dana Harron, PsyD.

  • 19 July 2019
cover image"If your loved one is one of millions of Americans who suffers from an eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, you may feel alone, without guidance or understanding. As a romantic partner, you need to know how to navigate issues such as parenting, sex and intimacy, and running a household. This book provides that help by addressing your uniquely complex and difficult situation, and provides much-needed support for growth and healing. In Loving Someone With an Eating Disorder, you'll find valuable information about eating disorders, diagnostic categories, and common misconceptions. You'll also learn about the importance of self-care and boundaries for yourself, and find writing and perspective-taking exercises to help you gain a greater understanding of your partner's struggle. You'll also learn skills to help you address specific problems, such as managing groceries and meals together, sex and intimacy issues, and concerns about parenting. Finally, you'll find a practical discussion about treatment and recovery from disordered eating--making it clear that both you and your partner need healing--as well as information about seeking further support." -- Amazon.com

Raising an organized child : 5 steps to boost independence, ease frustration, promote confidence / Damon Korb, MD, FAAP.

  • 19 July 2019
cover image"Organized children are raised, not born. That's the philosophy behind this confidence-building, sanity-saving book. Fostering organized thinking in your child will help with concrete concerns (think a tidier bedroom!) and build critical life skills like learning to plan and grasping the big picture. Dr. Korb's 5 Steps to Raising an Organized Child apply to all ages. So, whether you have an infant or a teenager, it's never too late (or too early!) to foster organization in him or her and harmony in your whole family. Raising an Organized Child presents specific activities for your child's age and developmental level to improve executive function. No matter if your child is just your average chaotic kid or struggling with additional challenges like ADHD, you can boost your child's organization and lower your frustration with Dr. Korb's guidance."--Amazon.com.

Diversity beyond lip service : a coaching guide for challenging bias / La'Wana Harris.

  • 19 July 2019
cover imageThe ugly truth about diversity is that some people worry they must give up their power for others to have a chance. La'Wana Harris's Inclusion Coaching method helps people realize that sharing power isn't the same as losing it. The elephant in the room with diversity work is that people with privilege must use it to allow others equal access to power. This is often why diversity efforts falter--people believe in diversity until they feel that they have to give something up. How do we talk them through this shift? --Publisher

A history of the Bible : the story of the world's most influential book / John Barton.

  • 19 July 2019
cover image"A literary history of our most influential book of all time, by an Oxford scholar and Anglican priest In our culture, the Bible is monolithic: It is a collection of books that has been unchanged and unchallenged since the earliest days of the Christian church. The idea of the Bible as "Holy Scripture," a non-negotiable authority straight from God, has prevailed in Western society for some time. And while it provides a firm foundation for centuries of Christian teaching, it denies the depth, variety, and richness of this fascinating text. In A History of the Bible, John Barton argues that the Bible is not a prescription to a complete, fixed religious system, but rather a product of a long and intriguing process, which has inspired Judaism and Christianity, but still does not describe the whole of either religion. Barton shows how the Bible is indeed an important source of religious insight for Jews and Christians alike, yet argues that it must be read in its historical context--from its beginnings in myth and folklore to its many interpretations throughout the centuries. It is a book full of narratives, laws, proverbs, prophecies, poems, and letters, each with their own character and origin stories. Barton explains how and by whom these disparate pieces were written, how they were canonized (and which ones weren't), and how they were assembled, disseminated, and interpreted around the world--and, importantly, to what effect. Ultimately, A History of the Bible argues that a thorough understanding of the history and context of its writing encourages religious communities to move away from the Bible's literal wording--which is impossible to determine--and focus instead on the broader meanings of scripture"-- Provided by publisher.

Jim Harrison : the essential poems / edited by Joseph Bednarik.

  • 19 July 2019
cover image"The Essential Poems of Jim Harrison is distilled from nearly 1,000 poems that appeared in fourteen volumes--from visionary lyrics and meditative suites to shape-shifting ghazals and prose-poem letters. Teeming throughout these pages are Harrison's legendary passions and appetites, his meditations, rages, and love-songs to the natural world. The New York Times concluded a review from early in Harrison's career with a provocative quote: 'This is poetry worth loving, hating, and fighting over, a subjective mirror of our American days and needs.' That sentiment still holds true, as Jim Harrison's essential poems continue to call for our fiercest attention"-- Provided by publisher.

Pocket Oxford American dictionary and thesaurus / [project manager: Maurice Waite ; senior editor: Christine Lindberg ; lexicographers: Carol Braham, Elizabeth J. Jewell].

  • 19 July 2019
cover imageFind world meanings and synonyms easily in one handy volume. A center section with weights and measures, countries of the world, and other facts, plus a punctuation guide. Usage tips to help you write more effectively.

Making soap : 18 luxurious soaps to make and give using natural ingredients / Kathrin Landmann ; English translation by Burravoe Translation Services.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"Beautifully photographed, this beginner-friendly guide has everything you need to make 18 lovely soaps. Inspirational for seasoned soap-makers as well, the recipes use only natural ingredients that are kind to the skin and our environment. From olive oil to juniper and cucumber to honey, there are lots of gorgeous fragrances and colours to satisfy everyone. With comprehensive information on where to start and what you need, the book includes essential tips on utensils, safety issues to consider, and by a step-by-step guide to making soap. There are also useful sections on fragrances and natural colourings and additives such as coffee and cinnamon. This book tells you everything you need to know about making your own hand-crafted soap, using tools most people already own."-- Provided by publisher

Growing your own tea garden : the guide to growing and harvesting flavorful teas in your backyard / Jodi Helmer.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageThis book shows how to plant, maintain, harvest and enjoy a productive backyard tea garden, with a comprehensive survey of all the crops that make delicious tea drinks, plus advice on cultivation, harvesting, drying, storing and brewing.

War and peace : FDR's final odyssey, D-Day to Yalta, 1943-1945 / Nigel Hamilton.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageTo mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the stirring climax to Nigel Hamilton's three-part saga of FDR at war--proof that he was WWII's key strategist, even on his deathbed. Nigel Hamilton's celebrated trilogy culminates with a story of triumph and tragedy. Just as FDR was proven right by the D-day landings he had championed, so was he found to be mortally ill in the spring of 1944. He was the architect of a victorious peace that he would not live to witness. Using hitherto unpublished documents and interviews, Hamilton rewrites the famous account of World War II strategy given by Winston Churchill in his memoirs. Seventy-five years after the D-day landings we finally get to see, close-up and in dramatic detail, who was responsible for rescuing, and insisting upon, the great American-led invasion of France in June 1944, and why the invasion was led by Eisenhower. As FDR's D-day triumph turns to personal tragedy, we watch with heartbreaking compassion the course of the disease, and how, in the months left him as US commander in chief, the dying president attempted at Hawaii, Quebec, and Yalta to prepare the United Nations for an American-backed postwar world order. Now we know: even on his deathbed, FDR was the war's great visionary.

North of Havana : the untold story of dirty politics, secret diplomacy, and the trial of the Cuban Five / Martin Garbus.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"A look at the U.S.-Cuban relationship seen through the story of a spy ring sent by Cuba in the early 1990s to infiltrate anti-Communist extremists in Miami."-- Provided by publisher.

Night in the American village : women in the shadow of the U.S. military bases in Okinawa / Akemi Johnson.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"An examination of the complex relationship between the women living near the U.S. base in Okinawa and the servicemen who are stationed there." --Provided by publisher.

Life finds a way : what evolution teaches us about creativity / Andreas Wagner.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"How the principles of biological innovation can help us overcome creative challenges in art, business, and science."

The not good enough mother / Sharon Lamb.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"A psychologist tasked with removing children from dangerous homes begins to question methodology and her own mothering skills when her son becomes a victim of the opioid crisis. Psychologist and expert witness Sharon Lamb takes children away from their parents. A trained forensic evaluator for child welfare services, she is as qualified as anybody could be to do so. But when her son's struggle with opioid addiction comes to light, she starts to doubt her right to make judgments about other mothers. Lamb introduces readers to the forensic evaluation of parenting, particularly in high stakes cases on termination of parental rights. She details for us the tools of her trade, including tests and observation techniques. She describes vividly the plight of parents--largely single women--struggling to make stable homes for their kids amidst economic and emotional turmoil, as well as an epidemic of opioids. In her field work and in child custody court, we meet the parents waiting anxiously for Lamb's verdict: are they good enough? Lamb turns that question on herself as she comes to terms with her son's disease. Powerless in the face of addiction in her own family, Lamb confronts her power to cut other families apart and bring new ones together. With millions of Americans affected by economic hardships, job loss, and the opioid epidemic Dr. Lamb's book gives voice to the impossible standards we attach to the concept of motherhood"-- Provided by publisher.

The code : Silicon Valley and the remaking of America / Margaret O'Mara.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"The epic human story of how, out of a small patch of land in Northern California, high tech re-created America in its image, for good and for ill. Long before Margaret O'Mara became one of our most consequential historians of the American-led digital revolution, she worked in the White House of Bill Clinton and Al Gore in the earliest days of the commercial Internet. There she saw firsthand how deeply intertwined Silicon Valley was with the federal government--and always had been--and how shallow the common understanding of the secrets of the Valley's success actually was. Now, after almost five years of pioneering research, O'Mara has produced the definitive history of Silicon Valley for our time, the story of mavericks and visionaries, but also of powerful institutions creating the framework for innovation, from the Pentagon to Stanford University. It is also a story of a community that started off remarkably homogeneous and tight-knit and stayed that way, and whose belief in its own mythology has deepened into a collective hubris that has led to astonishing triumphs as well as devastating second-order effects. Deploying a wonderfully rich and diverse cast of protagonists, from the justly famous to the unjustly obscure, across four generations of explosive growth in the Valley, from the Forties to the present, O'Mara has wrestled one of the most fateful developments in modern American history into magnificent narrative form. She is on the ground with all of the key tech companies, chronicling the evolution in their offerings through each successive era, and she has a profound fingertip feel for the politics of the sector and its relation to the larger cultural narrative about tech as it has evolved over the years. Perhaps most impressively, O'Mara has penetrated the inner kingdom of tech venture capital firms, the insular and still remarkably old-boy world that became the cockpit of American capitalism and the crucible for bringing technological innovation to market, or not. The transformation of big tech into the engine room of the American economy and the nexus of so many of our hopes and dreams--and, increasingly, our nightmares--can be understood, in Margaret O'Mara's masterful hands, as the story of one California valley. As her majestic history makes clear, its fate is the fate of us all."--Dust jacket.

Healthy habits suck : how to get off the couch & live a healthy life... even if you don't want to / Dayna Lee-Baggley, PhD.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"Salad instead of steak? Working out? Skipping that second beer or glass of wine? Healthy habits are THE WORST. If you're someone who gets up every morning and can't wait for your run, considers eating sweet potatoes a splurge, and sets aside thirty minutes before work to meditate--this book isn't for you. If you're someone who thinks about getting up to go for a run but goes back to sleep, regrets last night's dinner of fast food, and can barely get to work on time--let alone meditate--then this book will help you find the motivation you've been looking for to live your healthiest life, even when you don't want to. With this funny, in-your-face guide, you won't find advice on how to "enjoy" exercise, or tips for making broccoli and kale taste as good as donuts and ice cream. What you will find are solid skills to help you actually do the healthy things you know you should be doing. Using these skills--based in acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and neuroscience--you'll learn to find the motivation you're really craving to adopt healthy habits, even if they do suck. You'll also discover how to accept self-criticism, develop self-compassion, and live a more meaningful life. This book not only acknowledges that many healthy habits suck, it uses science to explain why we want the things we want (junk food), crave the things we crave (sugar), and dislike the things we dislike (exercise). At the end, you'll feel validated in feeling like these things are the absolute worst. But you'll also find the motivation to do them anyway."--Publisher's website.

Late migrations : a natural history of love and loss / Margaret Renkl ; with art by Billy Renkl.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageFrom New York Times opinion writer Margaret Renkl comes an unusual, captivating portrait of a family―and of the cycles of joy and grief that inscribe human lives within the natural world. Growing up in Alabama, Renkl was a devoted reader, an explorer of riverbeds and red-dirt roads, and a fiercely loved daughter. Here, in brief essays, she traces a tender and honest portrait of her complicated parents―her exuberant, creative mother; her steady, supportive father―and of the bittersweet moments that accompany a child’s transition to caregiver.

DIY watercolor flowers: the beginner's guide to flower painting for journal pages, handmade stationery and more / Marie Boudon.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageBoudon shows you how to paint beautiful flowers in simple steps. Whether you're looking to decorate your journal pages, create unique wall art, or make personalized cards and gifts, this guide will teach you all you need to succeed. -- adapted from back cover.

Gene eating : the science of obesity and the truth about dieting / Giles Yeo, PhD.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageAn indispensable, groundbreaking look at the way our genetic makeup influences our relationship with food.

Roughhouse Friday : a memoir / Jaed Coffin.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"While lifting weights in the Seldon Jackson College gymnasium on a rainy autumn night, Jaed Coffin heard the distinctive whacking sound of sparring boxers down the hall. A year out of college, he had been biding his time as a tutor at a local high school in Sitka, Alaska, without any particular life plan. That evening, Coffin joined a ragtag boxing club. For the first time, he felt like he fit in. Coffin washed up in Alaska after a forty-day solo kayaking journey. Born to an American father and a Thai mother who had met during the Vietnam War, Coffin never felt particularly comfortable growing up in his rural Vermont town. Following his parents' prickly divorce and a childhood spent drifting between his father's new white family and his mother's Thai roots, Coffin didn't know who he was, much less what path his life should follow. His father's notions about what it meant to be a man--formed by King Arthur legends and calcified in the military--did nothing to help. After college, he took to the road, working odd jobs and sleeping in his car before heading north. Despite feeling initially terrified, Coffin learns to fight. His coach, Victor "the Savage," invites him to participate in the monthly Roughhouse Friday competition, where men contend for the title of best boxer in southeast Alaska. With every successive match, Coffin realizes that he isn't just fighting for the championship belt; he is also learning to confront the anger he feels about a past he never knew how to make sense of. Deeply honest and vulnerable, Roughhouse Friday is a meditation on violence and abandonment, masculinity, and our inescapable longing for love. It suggests that sometimes the truth of what's inside you comes only if you push yourself to the extreme."--Amazon.

Bitten : the secret history of Lyme disease and biological weapons / Kris Newby.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"This true story dives into the mystery surrounding one of the most controversial and misdiagnosed conditions of our time--Lyme disease--and of Willy Burgdorfer, the man who discovered the microbe behind it, revealing his secret role in developing bug-borne biological weapons, and raising terrifying questions about the genesis of the epidemic of tick-borne diseases affecting millions of Americans today. While on vacation on Martha's Vineyard, Kris Newby was bitten by an unseen tick. That one bite changed her life forever, pulling her into the abyss of a devastating illness that took ten doctors to diagnose and years to recover: Newby had become one of the 300,000 Americans who are afflicted with Lyme disease each year. As a science writer, she was driven to understand why this disease is so misunderstood, and its patients so mistreated. This quest led her to Willy Burgdorfer, the Lyme microbe's discoverer, who revealed that he had developed bug-borne bioweapons during the Cold War, and believed that the Lyme epidemic was started by a military experiment gone wrong. In a superb, meticulous work of narrative journalism, Bitten takes readers on a journey to investigate these claims, from biological weapons facilities to interviews with biosecurity experts and microbiologists doing cutting-edge research, all the while uncovering darker truths about Willy. It also leads her to uncomfortable questions about why Lyme can be so difficult to both diagnose and treat, and why the government is so reluctant to classify chronic Lyme as a disease. A gripping, infectious page-turner, Bitten will shed a terrifying new light on an epidemic that is exacting an incalculable toll on us, upending much of what we believe we know about it"-- Provided by publisher.

Knitted animal friends : over 40 knitting patterns for adorable animal dolls, their clothes and accessories / Louise Crowther.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageThere are a total of 13 knitted animals - each with their own unique personality and style. The animals all have the same basic body, with a few colour variations and tail additions, so the clothes can be mixed and matched between them to create endless outfit possibilities.

Every man a hero : a memoir of D-Day, the first wave at Omaha Beach, and a world at war / Ray Lambert and Jim DeFelice.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"Seventy-five years ago, he hit Omaha Beach with the first wave. Now Ray Lambert, ninety-eight years old, delivers one of the most remarkable memoirs, a tour-de-force of remembrance evoking his role as a decorated World War II medic who risked his life to save the heroes of D-Day."--Publisher's description.

Plant parenting : easy ways to make more houseplants, vegetables, and flowers / Leslie F. Halleck.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageIn this beginner-friendly introduction to plant propagation, Halleck details the basic tools necessary, demystifies seed starting and saving, and shares easy-to-follow instructions for the most practical techniques for cutting, layering, dividing, and more. She also provides information on controlling pests and diseases, and transplanting seedlings and cuttings. -- adapted from Amazon.com info

The remix : how to lead and succeed in the multigenerational workplace / Lindsey Pollak.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"The essential guide for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and employees looking to navigate today's multigenerational workplace, which spans more generations than ever before. Millennials have only just begun their reign as the largest generation in the workplace. But they are not alone. For the next decade at least, these young professionals will be working side by side with more established generations, including the Baby Boomers who are working longer than ever, and an entirely new group coming up, Generation Z. This means within any organization, any team, any meeting, any marketing opportunity, you may find any combination of generations. Each of these age groups has their own attitude, expectations, and professional style. To lead and succeed in any organization today, you must adapt to how Millennials work, while continuing to accommodate their older colleagues and paying attention to the next generations coming up. The Remix shows you how to adapt and win through proven strategies that serve all generations' needs. As the leading expert on generations in the workplace, Lindsey Pollak combines the most recent data from a variety of authoritative sources with her own original research, as well as detailed case studies from her Fortune 500 clients. Pollak outlines the ways businesses, executives, mid-level managers, employees, and entrepreneurs can handle situations that may arise when diverse styles clash and provides clear strategies to turn generational diversity into business opportunity. Generational change is impacting all industries, all types of organizations, and all leaders. The Remix is an essential read for anyone who wants to survive and thrive today and into the future"-- Provided by publisher.

The geek's guide to SF cinema / Ryan Lambie.

  • 18 July 2019
cover image"Why do SF movies matter? What do they tell us about the interests of storytellers and the changing tastes of cinema-goers? How have sci-fi movies evolved with filmmaking technology over the past 110 years? The Geek's Guide To SF Cinema provides an entertaining and in-depth history of the science fiction genre's pivotal and most influential movies. From the pioneering films of Georges Méliès to such blockbusters as Avatar and Inception in the 21st century, the book will explore how these key movies were made, how they reflected the mood of the time in which they were released, and how they've influenced other filmmakers in the years since. Historians and experts contribute to answer questions such as: 'How important was Fritz Lang's contribution to cinema?' and 'What did Alien say about the cynical climate of the 1970s?' Providing nostalgia for long-time SF addicts and context for those whose knowledge and love of the genre is still growing, this is a pop-culture book with depth."-- Provided by publisher.

Fodor's essential Australia / writers, Amy Nelmes Bissett and [nine others].

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageReady to experience Australia? The experts at Fodors are here to help. Fodors Essential Australia travel guide is packed with customizable itineraries with top recommendations, detailed maps of Australia, and exclusive tips from locals. Whether you want to dive the Great Barrier Reef, scale the Sydney Harbour Bridge, sail the Whitsunday Islands, or explore Aboriginal art in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, this up-to-date guidebook will help you plan it all out. This new edition has been FULLY-REDESIGNED with a new layout and beautiful images for more intuitive travel planning! Fodors Essential Australia includes: AN ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE GUIDE that visually captures the top highlights of Australia. SPECTACULAR COLOR PHOTOS AND FEATURES throughout, including special features on diving the Great Barrier Reef, understanding Aboriginal Art, hiking in the Blue Mountains, driving the Convict Trail in Tasmania, and exploring Australias renowned wine regions. INSPIRATIONAL "BEST OF" LISTS that identify the best things to see, do, eat, drink, and more. MULTIPLE ITINERARIES for various trip lengths to help you maximize your time. MORE THAN 70 DETAILED MAPS AND A FREE PULLOUT MAP to help you plot your itinerary and navigate confidently. EXPERT RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS with options for every taste. TRIP PLANNING TOOLS AND PRACTICAL TIPS including guides to getting around, saving money and time, beating the crowds; and a calendar of festivals and events. LOCAL INSIDER ADVICE on where to find under-the-radar gems including: Western Australias Best Beaches, Tasmanias Top Hikes, 10 Unique Places to Stay, and 20 Things to Eat and Drink in Australia. HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL OVERVIEWS to add perspective and enrich your travels. COVERS: Sydney, New South Wales, Melbourne, Victoria, Tasmania, Brisbane, Adelaide, the Northern Territory, Perth, and Western Australia and includes the Great Barrier Reef, the Blue Mountains National Park, the Gold Coast, Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Bondi Beach, Daintree National Park, Cairns, and more. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts. Fodors has been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for over 80 years. Planning on visiting New Zealand? Check out Fodors Essential New Zealand.

Croatia / main contributors, Jonathan Bousfield, Marc Di Duca, Jane Foster.

  • 18 July 2019
cover imageDiscover Croatia with this essential travel guide, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to this beautiful country before you've even packed your case - walk the marble streets of Dubrovnik, dip your toe in the azure waters of the Dalmatian Coast, tuck into pasta in Split or marvel at waterfalls in Plitvice Lakes National Park. The DK Eyewitness Guide to Croatia covers the must-see sights and the hidden backstreets, so you won't miss a thing. Covers Istria and the Kvarner Area, Dalmatia, Zagreb, Central Croatia, Slavonia and Baranja, and the Northern Counties.

Serial killers : shocking, gripping true crime stories of the most evil murders / Brian Innes.

  • 17 July 2019
cover imageSerial Killers are the most notorious and disturbing of all criminals, representing the very darkest side of humanity. Yet they endlessy fascinate and continue to capture the public's attention with their strange charisma and deadly deeds. From Jack the Ripper to Ted Bundy and the Moors Murderers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley, these killers transfix us with their ability to commit utterly savage acts of cruelty and depravity.

The pale-faced lie : a true story / David Crow.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"Growing up on the Navajo Indian Reservation, David Crow and his siblings idolized their dad. Tall, strong, smart, and brave, the self-taught Cherokee regaled his family with stories of his World War II feats. But as time passed, David discovered the other side of Thurston Crow, the ex-con with his own code of ethics that justified cruelty, violence, lies--even murder." -- Amazon.com

Childfree by choice : the movement redefining family and creating a new age of independence / Dr. Amy Blackstone ; afterword by Lance Blackstone.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"From Dr. Amy Blackstone, childfree woman, co-creator of the blog 'we're {not} having a baby!', and nationally recognized expert on the childfree choice, comes a definitive investigation into the history and current growing movement of adults choosing to forgo parenthood. Dr. Blackstone is no stranger to a wide range of negative responses when she informs people she doesn't have--nor does she want--kids: confused looks, patronizing quips, thinly veiled pity, even outright scorn and condemnation. But she is not alone in opting out when it comes to children. More people than ever are choosing to live childfree, and openly discussing their decision to do so. In spite of this, the childfree lifestyle is frequently seen as taboo, and its effects personally and culturally are still often misunderstood. Blackstone, a professor of sociology, has been studying the childfree choice since 2008, a decision she and her husband had already confidently and happily made. Using her own and others' research, as well as her personal experience, she delves into the childfree movement from its conception to today. Exploring gender and perceived gender roles, race, sexual orientation, politics, environmentalism, and feminism, she strips away the misconceptions surrounding non-parents and reveals the still radical notion that support of the childfree can lead to better lives and societies for all: parents, non-parents, and children alike."--Dust jacket.

Eyes in the sky : the secret rise of Gorgon Stare and how it will watch us all / Arthur Holland Michel.

  • 17 July 2019
cover imageThe fascinating history and unnerving future of high-tech aerial surveillance, from its secret military origins to its growing use on American citizens.

Drive-thru dreams : a journey through the heart of America's fast-food kingdom / Adam Chandler.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"Most any honest person can own up to harboring at least one fast-food guilty pleasure. In Drive-Thru Dreams, Adam Chandler explores the inseparable link between fast food and American life for the past century. The dark underbelly of the industry's largest players has long been scrutinized and gutted, characterized as impersonal, greedy, corporate, and worse. But, in unexpected ways, fast food is also deeply personal and emblematic of a larger than life image of America. With wit and nuance, Chandler reveals the complexities of this industry through heartfelt anecdotes and fascinating trivia as well as interviews with fans, executives, and workers. He traces the industry from its roots in Wichita, where White Castle became the first fast food chain in 1921 and successfully branded the hamburger as the official all-American meal, to a teenager's 2017 plea for a year's supply of Wendy's chicken nuggets, which united the internet to generate the most viral tweet of all time. Drive-Thru Dreams by Adam Chandler tells an intimate and contemporary story of America--its humble beginning, its innovations and failures, its international charisma, and its regional identities--through its beloved roadside fare."--Publisher's website.

Superpower : one man's quest to transform American energy / Russell Gold.

  • 17 July 2019
cover imageChronicles the efforts of renewable energy pioneer Michael Skelly to build America's second-largest wind power company, revealing how his career has reflected groundbreaking changes in national energy.

Happy money : the Japanese art of making peace with your money / Ken Honda.

  • 17 July 2019
cover imageKen Honda-Japan's #1 bestselling personal development guru-knows that getting rich quick is no way to achieve happiness. Too often, money is a source of fear, stress, and anger, often breaking apart relationships and even ruining lives. We like to think money is just a number or a piece of paper, but it is so much more than that. Money has the ability to smile, it changes when it is given with a certain feeling, and the energy with which it imbues us impacts not only ourselves, but others as well. Although Ken Honda is often called a "money guru," his real job over the past decade has been to help others discover the tools they already possess to heal their own lives and relationships with money. Now, in practical and accessible language, the "Zen millionaire" explains how to achieve peace of mind when it comes to money. Learn how to treat money as a welcome guest, allowing it to come and go with respect and without resentment; understand and improve your money EQ; unpack the myth of scarcity; and embrace the process of giving money, not just receiving it. This book isn't to fix you, because as Ken Honda says, you're already okay!

Bleeding out : the devastating consequences of urban violence--and a bold new plan for peace in the streets / Thomas Abt.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"Urban violence is one of the most divisive and allegedly intractable issues of our time. But as Harvard scholar Thomas Abt shows in Bleeding Out, we actually possess all the tools necessary to stem violence in our cities. Coupling the latest social science with firsthand experience as a crime-fighter, Abt proposes a relentless focus on violence itself -- not drugs, gangs, or guns. Because violence is "sticky," clustering among small groups of people and places, it can be predicted and prevented using a series of smart-on-crime strategies that do not require new laws or big budgets. Bringing these strategies together, Abt offers a concrete, cost-effective plan to reduce homicides by over 50 percent in eight years, saving more than 12,000 lives nationally. Violence acts as a linchpin for urban poverty, so curbing such crime can unlock the untapped potential of our cities' most disadvantaged communities and help us to bridge the nation's larger economic and social divides. Urgent yet hopeful, Bleeding Out offers practical solutions to the national emergency of urban violence -- and challenges readers to demand action." -- Provided by publisher.

Alone at dawn : Medal of Honor recipient John Chapman and the untold story of the world's deadliest special operations force / Dan Schilling & Lori Chapman Longfritz.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"The astonishing true account of John Chapman, Medal of Honor recipient and Special Ops Combat Controller, and his heroic one-man stand during the Afghan War, as he sacrificed his life to save the lives of 23 comrades-in-arms. In the predawn hours of March 4, 2002, just below the 10,469-foot peak of a mountain in eastern Afghanistan, a fierce battle raged. Outnumbered by Al Qaeda fighters, Air Force Combat Controller John Chapman and a handful of Navy SEALs struggled to take the summit in a desperate bid to find a lost teammate. Chapman, leading the charge, was gravely wounded in the initial assault. Believing he was dead, his SEAL leader ordered a retreat. Chapman regained consciousness alone, with the enemy closing in on three sides. John Chapman's subsequent display of incredible valor -- first saving the lives of his SEAL teammates and then, knowing he was mortally wounded, single-handedly engaging two dozen hardened fighters to save the lives of an incoming rescue squad -- posthumously earned him the Medal of Honor. Chapman is the first airman in nearly fifty years to be given the distinction reserved for America's greatest heroes. Alone at Dawn is also a behind-the-scenes look at the Air Force Combat Controllers: the world's deadliest and most versatile special operations force, whose members must not only exceed the qualifications of Navy SEAL and Army Delta Force teams but also act with sharp decisiveness and deft precision -- even in the face of life-threatening danger. Drawing from firsthand accounts, classified documents, dramatic video footage, and extensive interviews with leaders and survivors of the operation, Alone at Dawn is the story of an extraordinary man's brave last stand and the brotherhood that forged him."--Provided by publisher.

In dogs we trust : an anthology of American dog literature / edited by Jacob F. Rivers III and Jeffrey Makala.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image In Dogs We Trust is the first comprehensive anthology of American dog literature. It features stories, anecdotes, and poetry that celebrate the many sterling virtues of the canine species. By mining the vast American literary archive of nineteenth and early twentieth-century periodicals, Jacob F. Rivers III and Jeffrey Makala reveal the mystique and magic of the human-canine relationship and what they believe is one of the best connections humans have to the mysteries of the natural world.

Making space, clutter free : the last book on decluttering you'll ever need / Tracy McCubbin.

  • 17 July 2019
cover imageMany have repeatedly tried to break their clutter's mysterious hold, only to fail. McCubbin explains what she calls the "7 Emotional Clutter Blocks," unconscious obstacles that stand between you and financial freedom, healthy relationships, and positive outlooks. She then offers a realistic approach to managing your belongings, and helps you create an individual strategy that helps you attain your life goals. -- adapted from back cover

The idle beekeeper : the low-effort, natural way to raise bees / Bill Anderson.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"From building a hive to harvesting honey, a top urban beekeeper shares how to care for bees the simple, mindful way. Global bee populations have been rapidly declining for years, and it's not just our honey supply that's at stake: the contribution of bees to the pollination of crops is essential to human survival. But even in industrial apiaries, bees are in distress, hiving in synthetic and hostile environments. Enter idle beekeeping: the grassroots, low-intervention system that seeks to emulate the behavior and habitat of bees in the wild-and it only requires two active days of beekeeping per year, one in the spring and another in the fall. In The Idle Beekeeper, Bill Anderson calls upon his years of applied curiosity as an urban beekeeper to celebrate these underappreciated insects and show how simple and rewarding beekeeping can be. In this entertaining, philosophical, and practical guide, Anderson shares why and how to build a hive system that is both cutting-edge and radically old. Maximum idleness is achieved through step-by-step directions to help the beekeeper gently harvest honey with minimum effort, make mead and beeswax candles, and closely observe and understand these fascinating and productive social creatures. For anyone interested in keeping bees, The Idle Beekeeper is the definitive guide to getting started, even in a city, and without effort." -- ONIX annotations 03/19/2019

A primer for forgetting : getting past the past / Lewis Hyde.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"We live in a culture that prizes memory--how much we can store, the quality of what's preserved, how we might better document and retain the moments of our life while fighting off the nightmare of losing all that we have experienced. But what if forgetfulness were seen not as something to fear--be it in the form of illness or simple absentmindedness--but rather as a blessing, a balm, a path to peace and rebirth? Lewis Hyde's A Primer for Forgetting is a remarkable experiment in scholarship, autobiography, and social criticism by the author of the classics The Gift and Trickster Makes This World. It forges a new vision of forgetfulness by assembling fragments of art and writing from the ancient world to the modern, weighing the potential boons forgetfulness might offer the present moment as a creative and political force. It also turns inward, using the author's own life and memory as a canvas upon which to extol the virtues of a concept too long taken as an evil. Drawing material from Hesiod to Jorge Luis Borges to Elizabeth Bishop to Archbishop Desmond Tutu, from myths and legends to very real and recent traumas both personal and historical, A Primer for Forgetting is a unique and remarkable synthesis that only Lewis Hyde could have produced."--Page [2] of cover.

Scholars of mayhem : my father's secret war in Nazi-occupied France / Daniel C. Guiet and Timothy K. Smith.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"The astonishing untold story of the author's father, the lone American on a 4-person SOE commando team dropped behind German lines in France, whose epic feats of irregular warfare proved vital in keeping Nazi tanks away from Normandy after D-Day"-- Provided by publisher.

Moneyland : the inside story of the crooks and kleptocrats who rule the world / Oliver Bullough.

  • 17 July 2019
cover imageFrom ruined towns on the edge of Siberia, to Bond-villain lairs in London and Manhattan, something has gone wrong. Kleptocracies, governments run by corrupt leaders that prosper at the expense of their people, are on the rise. Join the investigative journalist Oliver Bullough on a journey into Moneyland--the secret country of the lawless, stateless superrich. Learn how the institutions of Europe and the United States have become money-laundering operations, attacking the foundations of many of the world's most stable countries. Meet the kleptocrats. Meet their awful children. And find out how heroic activists around the world are fighting back.

Empire of democracy : the remaking of the West since the Cold War, 1971-2017 / Simon Reid-Henry.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"A unique, rich history of Western liberal democracy over the last forty years, from the fundamental series of changes in the 1970s, to its latest, present incarnation"-- Provided by publisher.

Dignity : seeking respect in back row America / Chris Arnade.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"Widely acclaimed photographer and writer Chris Arnade shines new light on America's poor, drug-addicted, and forgotten--both urban and rural, blue state and red state--and indicts the elitists who've left them behind. Like Jacob Riis in the 1890s, Walker Evans in the 1930s, or Michael Harrington in the 1960s, Chris Arnade bares the reality of our current class divide in stark pictures and unforgettable true stories. Arnade's raw, deeply reported accounts cut through today's clickbait media headlines and indict the elitists who misunderstood poverty and addiction in America for decades. After abandoning his Wall Street career, Arnade decided to document poverty and addiction in the Bronx. He began interviewing, photographing, and becoming close friends with homeless addicts, and spent hours in drug dens and McDonald's. Then he started driving across America to see how the rest of the country compared. He found the same types of stories everywhere, across lines of race, ethnicity, religion, and geography. The people he got to know, from Alabama and California to Maine and Nevada, gave Arnade a new respect for the dignity and resilience of what he calls America's Back Row--those who lack the credentials and advantages of the so-called meritocratic upper class. The strivers in the Front Row, with their advanced degrees and upward mobility, see the Back Row's values as worthless. They scorn anyone who stays in a dying town or city as foolish, and mock anyone who clings to religion or tradition as nave. As Takeesha, a woman in the Bronx, told Arnade, she wants to be seen she sees herself: "a prostitute, a mother of six, and a child of God." This book is his attempt to help the rest of us truly see, hear, and respect millions of people who've been left behind"-- Provided by publisher.

Growing perennial foods : a field guide to raising resilient herbs, fruits & vegetables / written by Acadia Tucker ; illustrated by Krishna Chavda.

  • 17 July 2019
cover image"Acadia Tucker's longtime love affair with perennial foods has produced this easy-to-understand guide to growing and harvesting them. A regenerative farmer deeply concerned about global warming, Tucker believes there may be no better time to plant these hardy crops. Sturdy and deep rooted, perennials can weather climate extremes more easily than annuals. They tend to thrive without chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and they don't need as much water, either. These long-lived plants also help build healthy soil, turning the very ground we stand on into a giant carbon sponge. Tucker lays the groundwork for tending an organic, regenerative garden. For her, this is gardening as if our future depends on it, and she spells out why. Most of the book is dedicated to profiles of 34 popular herbs, fruits, and vegetables, with instructions on how to plant, grow, and harvest them. Tucker also includes 34 recipes."--Back cover.

In oceans deep : courage, innovation, and adventure beneath the waves / Bill Streever.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"In the spirit of Bill Bryson and Ian Frazier comes this fascinating examination of our past, present, and future beneath the waves. In an age of unprecedented exploration and innovation, our oceans remain largely unknown, and endlessly fascinating: full of mystery, danger, beauty, and inspiration. Bill Streever--a longtime deep-sea diver himself--has masterfully woven together the science and history of Earth's last remaining frontier: the sea. In Oceans Deep celebrates the daring pioneers who tested the limits of what the human body can endure under water: free divers able to reach 300 feet on a single breath; engineers and scientists who uncovered the secrets of decompression; teenagers who built their own diving gear from discarded boilers and garden hoses in the 1930s; saturation divers who lived under water for weeks at a time in the 1960s; and the trailblazing men who voluntarily breathed experimental gases at pressures sufficient to trigger insanity. Tracing both the little-known history and exciting future of how we travel and study the depths, Streever's captivating journey includes seventeenth-century leather-hulled submarines, their nuclear-powered descendants, a workshop where luxury submersibles are built for billionaire clients, and robots capable of roving unsupervised between continents, revolutionizing access to the ocean. In this far-flung trip to the wild, night-dark place of shipwrecks, trapped submariners, oil wells, innovative technologies, and people willing to risk their lives while challenging the deep, we discover all the adventures our seas have to offer-and why they are in such dire need of conservation."--Dust jacket.

Zak George's guide to a well-behaved dog : proven solutions to the most common training problems for all ages, breeds, and mixes / by Zak George with Dina Roth Port.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageDoes your dog bark a lot, pull on the leash, hate to be left alone, or have accidents in the house? Celebrity dog trainer and YouTube star Zak George creates the most watched dog training content in the world and has helped millions of people with their dogs.

Culpeper's complete herbal / Nicholas Culpeper ; edited by Steven Foster.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageThe classic book on herbal remedies, newly illustrated, edited and with commentary by US herbalist and author Steven Foster. It combines the charm and information of Culpeper's original seventeenth-century text with up-to-date, modern, practical usage. It includes details about where to find each herb, astrology, and medicinal benefits. -- adapted from publisher's web site.

Run like a girl 365 days a year : a practical, personal, inspirational guide for women athletes / Mina Samuels.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageNo matter how hard it is to get out the door, it's on the road that we meet our strengths and weaknesses, have the space to contemplate our hopes and dreams and ultimately find what makes us happy. Not every workout is an epiphany. Instead, each time out on the road--no matter how much of a battle it was to get there--is an exercise in getting to know ourselves a little bit better. It's on that road that we learn our strengths and weaknesses, ponder our hopes and dreams, and ultimately discover what makes us happy. For women who draw even a portion of their strength from being active, Run Like a Girl 365 Days a Year serves as a Book of Days. It's practical, inspirational, and personal, with a dash of the existential and neurotic, it's a fresh take on the popular thought-a-day books, geared toward women athletes. Containing 365 entries for a full year of running inspiration, Run like a Girl 365 Days a Year revels in the joys we discover as we greet our athletic selves each new day, and confront the obstacles thrown in our way by the world, by our bodies and, most importantly, by our minds. Some of the topics include balance, body image, the battle of the sexes, sisterhood, and aging. Light-hearted, honest, and authentic, Run Like a Girl 365 Days a Year is an inspiring daily reminder of every woman's strength and potential.

The accident of color : a story of race in Reconstruction / Daniel Brook.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"A history of the first civil rights movement and the origins of black and white in America. When we hear "civil rights," we tend to think of the 1950s and 1960s activism that put an end to Jim Crow segregation laws. In The Accident of Color, Daniel Brook takes us to New Orleans and Charleston, where before the Civil War, free, biracial people-- sometimes referred to as "browns"-- exercised many rights of citizenship. During Reconstruction, as a black- white binary displaced that nuanced tripartite system, "browns" made common cause with the formerly enslaved and allies at the fringes of whiteness. Tragically, the significant legal victories they scored together-- like desegregating streetcars and schools-- were swept away by a fierce backlash, which culminated in the Jim Crow regime. By revisiting a turning point in the evolution of America's racial system, The Accident of Color brings to life a moment from our distant past that illuminates the origins of the racial lies we live by"-- Provided by publisher.

Life with Picasso / Françoise Gilot and Carlton Lake ; introduction by Lisa Alther.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageFrançoise Gilot was in her early twenties when she met the sixty-one-year-old Pablo Picasso in 1943. Brought up in a well-to-do upper-middle-class family, who had sent her to Cambridge and the Sorbonne and hoped that she would go into law, the young woman defied their wishes and set her sights on being an artist. Her introduction to Picasso led to a friendship, a love affair, and a relationship of ten years, during which Gilot gave birth to Picasso's two children, Paloma and Claude. Gilot was one of Picasso's muses; she was also very much her own woman, determined to make herself into the remarkable painter she did indeed become. Life with Picasso, written with Carlton Lake and published in 1961, is about Picasso the artist and Picasso the man. We hear him talking about painting and sculpture, his life, his career, as well as other artists, both contemporaries and old masters. We glimpse Picasso in his many and volatile moods, dismissing his work, exultant over his work, entertaining his various superstitions, being an anxious father. But Life with Picasso is not only a portrait of a great artist at the height of his fame; it is also a picture of a talented young woman of exacting intelligence at the outset of her own notable career.

The brink of being : talking about miscarriage / Julia Bueno.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageThe author blends women's stories (including her own) with research and analysis, exploring the effect of pregnancy loss on women and highlighting the ways in which our society fails to effectively respond to it. -- adapted from back cover.

Everything below the waist : why health care needs a feminist revolution / Jennifer Block.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"American women visit more doctors, have more surgery, and fill more prescriptions than men. In Everything Below the Waist, Jennifer Block asks: Why is the life expectancy of women today declining relative to women in other high-income countries, and even relative to the generation before them? Block examines several staples of modern women's health care, from fertility technology to contraception to pelvic surgery to miscarriage treatment, and finds that while overdiagnosis and overtreatment persist in medicine writ large, they are particularly acute for women. One third of mothers give birth by major surgery; roughly half of women lose their uterus to hysterectomy. Feminism turned the world upside down, yet to a large extent the doctors' office has remained stuck in time. Block returns to the 1970s women's health movement to understand how in today's supposed age of empowerment, women's bodies are still so vulnerable to medical control―particularly their sex organs, and as result, their sex lives. In this urgent book, Block tells the stories of patients, clinicians, and reformers, uncovering history and science that could revolutionize the standard of care, and change the way women think about their health. Everything Below the Waist challenges all people to take back control of their bodies."--Amazon.com.

Last witnesses : an oral history of the children of World War II / Svetlana Alexievich ; translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"Bringing together dozens of voices in her distinctive style, Last Witnesses is Svetlana Alexievich's collection of the memories of those who were children during World War II. These men and women were both witnesses and sometimes soldiers as well, and their generation grew up with the trauma of the war deeply embedded in them--a trauma that would forever change the course of the Russian nation. This is a new version of the war we're so familiar with. Alexievich gives voice to those whose stories are lost in the official narratives, creating a powerful alternative history from the personal and private experiences of individuals. Collectively, these voices provide a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human consequences of the war"-- Provided by publisher.

Grow your own herbs : the 40 best culinary varieties for home gardens / Susan Belsinger and Arthur O. Tucker ; with photographs by Shawn Linehan.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"Nothing tastes better than herbs harvested fresh from the garden! Grow Your Own Herbs shares everything you need to know to grow the forty most important culinary herbs. You'll learn basic gardening information, including details on soil, watering, and potting. Profiles of 40 herbs including popular varieties like basil, bay laurel, lemon verbena, tarragon, savory, thyme, and more feature tasting notes, cultivation information, and harvesting tips. Additional information includes instructions for preserving and storing, along with techniques for making delicious pastes, syrups, vinegar, and butters. If you are new to gardening, have a limited space, or are looking to add fresh herbs to their daily meals, Grow Your Own Herbs is a must-have." -- Description provided by publisher.

A death in the rainforest : how a language and a way of life came to an end in Papua New Guinea / Don Kulick.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageAs a young anthropologist, Kulick went to the tiny village of Gapun in New Guinea to document the death of the native language, Tayap. He arrived knowing that you can't study a language without understanding the daily lives of the people who speak it: how they talk to their children, how they argue, how they gossip, how they joke. Over the course of thirty years, he returned again and again to document Tayap before it disappeared entirely. Here he takes us inside the difficult-to-get-to village of two hundred people in the middle of a tropical rainforest. In doing so he looks at the impact of Western culture on the farthest reaches of the globe. -- adapted from jacket

Tell me who you are : sharing our stories of race, culture, and identity / Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"An eye-opening exploration of race in America--and the ties that actually bind us"-- Provided by publisher.

This is really war : the incredible true story of a Navy nurse POW in the occupied Philippines / Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"The story of US Navy nurse Dorothy Still and her colleagues at a military hospital in the Philippines, who cared for their fellow prisoners of war while being held captive by the Japanese during World War II"-- Provided by publisher.

How to become a federal criminal : an illustrated handbook for the aspiring offender / written and illustrated by Mike Chase.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageHave you ever clogged a toilet in a national forest? That could get you six months in federal prison. Written a letter to a pirate? You might be looking at three years in the slammer. Leaving the country with too many nickels, drinking a beer on a bicycle in a national park, or importing a pregnant polar bear are all very real crimes, and this riotously funny, ridiculously entertaining, and fully illustrated book shows how just about anyone can become--or may already be--a federal criminal. Whether you're a criminal defense lawyer or just a self-taught expert in outrageous offenses, How to Become a Federal Criminal is your wonderfully weird window into a criminally overlooked sector of American government.

Inside the five-sided box : lessons from a lifetime of leadership in the Pentagon / Ash Carter.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"The twenty-fifth Secretary of Defense takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the inner workings of the Pentagon, its vital mission, and what it takes to lead it. The Pentagon is the headquarters of the single largest institution in America: the Department of Defense. The D.O.D. employs millions of Americans. It owns and operates more real estate, and spends more money, than any other entity. It manages the world's largest and most complex information network and performs more R&D than Apple, Google, and Microsoft combined. Most important, the policies it carries out, in war and peace, impact the security and freedom of billions of people around the globe. Yet to most Americans, the dealings of the D.O.D. are a mystery, and the Pentagon nothing more than an opaque five-sided box that they regard with a mixture of awe and suspicion. In this new book, former Secretary of Defense Ash Carter demystifies the Pentagon and sheds light on all that happens inside one of the nation's most iconic, and most closely guarded, buildings. Drawn from Carter's thirty-six years of leadership experience in the D.O.D., this is the essential book for understanding the challenge of defending America in a dangerous world--and imparting a trove of incisive lessons that can guide leaders in any complex organization. In these times of great disruption and danger, the need for Ash Carter's authoritative and pragmatic account is more urgent than ever." -- From Amazon.com summary.

Formation : a woman's memoir of stepping out of line / Ryan Leigh Dostie.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageThe author describes her time as a soldier in the United States Army where she was raped by a fellow soldier and had to cope with PTSD, isolation, and commanders who did not believe her story.

The kindness method : change your habits for good using self-compassion and understanding / Shahroo Izadi.

  • 16 July 2019
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Archaeology from space : how the future shapes our past / Sarah Parcak.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"A down-and-out so-and-so gets more than she bargained for when new technologies developed for use in space allow an anthropologist a new perspective on earth's ancient histories and new ways of coping with those"-- Provided by publisher.

Hiking the North Cascades : a guide to more than 100 great hiking adventures / Erik Molvar.

  • 16 July 2019
cover imageMile-by-mile descriptions and maps for more than 100 hikes eliminate the guesswork of hiking in this mountain paradise east of Puget Sound. From short day hikes to long backpack expeditions, Hiking the North Cascades is a passport to one of the most beautiful mountain areas in North America.

National Geographic complete guide to pet health, behavior, and happiness : the veterinarian's approach to at-home animal care / Gary Weitzman, DVM, MPH, CAWA.

  • 16 July 2019
cover image"Combining first aid, medical reference, and tips and tricks of the trade, here is your go-to-guide for at-home animal care, focusing on dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, and more! Building on more than two decades of veterinary experience, Dr. Gary Weitzman covers topics including upset stomachs, house training, physical ailments and behavior tips. The president and CEO of the San Diego Humane Society and former co-host of the weekly NPR show The Animal House, 'Dr. Gary' brings a wealth of experience to essential veterinary questions, revealing basic first-aid techniques, when a trip to the vet is necessary, dietary recommendations, simple training techniques, necessary supplies, essential behavior cues, and much more."-- Publisher's website.

The world began with yes : new poems / Erica Jong.

  • 14 July 2019
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Rainbow warrior : my life in color / Gilbert Baker.

  • 14 July 2019
cover image"The never-published memoir of the visual artist and social justice activist who created the Rainbow Flag, which became an international emblem of the modern LGBTQ+ movement"-- Provided by publisher.

The unexpected journey of caring : the transformation from loved one to caregiver / Donna Thomson and Zachary White, PhD ; foreword by Judy Woodruff.

  • 14 July 2019
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Talking to robots : tales from our human-robot futures / David Ewing Duncan.

  • 14 July 2019
cover imageWhat robot and AI systems are being built and imagined right now? What do they say about us, their creators? Will they usher in a fantastic new future, or destroy us? What do some of our greatest thinkers, from physicist Brian Greene and futurist Kevin Kelly to inventor Dean Kamen, geneticist George Church, and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, anticipate about our human-robot future? For even as robots and A.I. intrigue us and make us anxious about the future, our fascination with robots has always been about more than the potential of the technology -- it's also about what robots tell us about being human.

The man who sold America : Trump and the unraveling of the American story / Joy-Ann Reid.

  • 14 July 2019
cover imageJoy-Ann Reid, the host of MSNBC's AM Joy, assesses the Trump presidency in this urgent and deeply reported analysis of our national crisis.

The Sixth Man : a memoir / Andre Iguodala with Carvell Wallace.

  • 14 July 2019
cover image"The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the champion Golden State Warriors. Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors' third NBA championship in the last four years, his game has never been stronger. Off the court, Iguodala has earned respect, too--for his successful tech investments, his philanthropy, and increasingly for his contributions to the conversation about race in America. It is no surprise, then, that in his first book, Andre--with his cowriter Carvell Wallace--has pushed himself to go further than he ever has before about his life, not only as an athlete but about what makes him who he is at his core. The Sixth Man traces Andre's journey from childhood in his Illinois hometown to his Bay Area home court today. Basketball has always been there. But this is the story, too, of his experience of the conflict and racial tension always at hand in a professional league made up largely of African American men; of whether and why the athlete owes the total sacrifice of his body; of the relationship between competition and brotherhood among the players of one of history's most glorious championship teams. And of what motivates an athlete to keep striving for more once they've already achieved the highest level of play they could have dreamed. On drive, on leadership, on pain, on accomplishment, on the shame of being given a role, and the glory of taking a role on: This is a powerful memoir of life and basketball that reveals new depths to the superstar athlete, and offers tremendous insight into most urgent stories being told in American society today"-- Provided by publisher.

Reading behind bars : a true story of literature, law, and life as a prison librarian / Jill Grunenwald.

  • 14 July 2019
cover image"In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald graduated with her master's degree in library science, ready to start living her dream of becoming a librarian. But the economy had a different idea. As the Great Recession reared its ugly head, jobs were scarce. After some searching, however, Jill was lucky enough to snag one of the few librarian gigs left in her home state of Ohio. The catch? The job was behind bars as the prison librarian at a men's minimum-security prison. Talk about baptism by fire. As an untested twentysomething woman, to say that the job was out of Jill's comfort zone was an understatement. She was forced to adapt on the spot, speedily learning to take the metal detectors, hulking security guards, and colorful inmates in stride. Over the course of a little less than two years, Jill came to see past the bleak surroundings and the orange jumpsuits and recognize the humanity of the men stuck behind bars. They were just like every other library patron--persons who simply wanted to read, to be educated and entertained through the written word. By helping these inmates, Jill simultaneously began to recognize the humanity in everyone and to discover inner strength that she never knew she had. At turns poignant and hilarious, Reading behind Bars is a perfect read for fans of Orange is the New Black and Shakespeare Saved My Life"-- Provided by publisher.
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