The center cannot hold : my journey through madness / Elyn R. Saks.

  • 13 January 2018
cover imageA memoir of paranoid schizophrenia by an accomplished professor recounts her first symptoms at the age of eight, her efforts to hide the severity of her condition, and the obstacles she has overcome in the course of her treatment and marriage.

iPad for dummies / by Bob LeVitus, Houston Chronicle "Dr. Mac" columnist, Edward C. Baig, USA Today Personal Tech columnist, Bryan Chaffin, The Mac Observer Editor-in-Chief.

  • 13 January 2018
cover image"When you're a person who can't be chained to a desk, an iPad is your ideal tool for working or enjoying entertainment wherever you want, whenever you want. An iPad is an ideal tool for connecting to websites and networks, staying in touch with your family, keeping track of the office, or just settling in with a movie or a good book,. And to make it easier than ever, grab a copy of iPad For Dummies for simple steps on handling all your iPad's basic functions--as well as iOS 11, the latest version of the software that powers Apple's mobile gadgets." -- Amazon.com.

Essential : essays by the Minimalists / Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus.

  • 13 January 2018
cover imageJoshua and Ryan left their six-figure corporate jobs at age 30 to pursue more meaningful lives. 'Minimalism : essential essays' highlights essays from the first nine months of their journey into minimalism. 'Minimalism : essential essays' is an edited collection of 29 of The Minimalists' favorite essays about living a more meaningful life with less stuff. This collection also contains a special foreward by Joshua and Ryan, as well as two bonus essays you can't find anywhere else: Dealing with Overwhelm and Focus On What's Important. The book is organized into seven interconnected themes: Living in the Moment, Emotional Health, Growth, Contribution, Taking Action, Passion and Mission, and Change and Experimentation. The order of this collection is deliberate; it is meant to be read from beginning to end. Doing so will result in a better overall experience-a different experience from reading these essays all over the web-connecting various concepts that might otherwise seem unconnected.

Bodyweight strength training : 12 weeks to build muscle and burn fat / Jay Cardiello

  • 13 January 2018
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Slow cook modern : 200 recipes for the way we eat today / Liana Krissoff ; photographs by Rinne Allen.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageMake complete meals of 8-hour main dishes, and quick fresh sides.

The most dangerous man in America : Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the hunt for the fugitive king of LSD / Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageIn September 1970, ex-Harvard professor and 'High Priest of LSD' Dr. Timothy Leary escaped from prison with the aid of the radical Weather Underground. Spanning twenty-eight months, President Nixon's careening, global manhunt for Dr. Timothy Leary winds its way among homegrown radicals, European aristocrats, a Black Panther outpost in Algeria, an international arms dealer, hash-smuggling hippies from the Brotherhood of Eternal Love, and secret agents on four continents, culminating in one of the trippiest journeys through the American counterculture. -- Adapted from book jacket.

The meaning of belief : religion from an atheist's point of view / Tim Crane.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageContemporary debate about religion seems to be going nowhere. Atheists persist with their arguments, many plausible and some unanswerable, but these make no impact on religious believers. Defenders of religion find atheists equally unwilling to cede ground. The Meaning of Belief offers a way out of this stalemate. An atheist himself, Tim Crane writes that there is a fundamental flaw with most atheists' basic approach: religion is not what they think it is. Atheists tend to treat religion as a kind of primitive cosmology, as the sort of explanation of the universe that science offers. They conclude that religious believers are irrational, superstitious, and bigoted. But this view of religion is almost entirely inaccurate. Crane offers an alternative account based on two ideas. The first is the idea of a religious impulse: the sense people have of something transcending the world of ordinary experience, even if it cannot be explicitly articulated. The second is the idea of identification: the fact that religion involves belonging to a specific social group and participating in practices that reinforce the bonds of belonging. Once these ideas are properly understood, the inadequacy of atheists' conventional conception of religion emerges. The Meaning of Belief does not assess the truth or falsehood of religion. Rather, it looks at the meaning of religious belief and offers a way of understanding it that both makes sense of current debate and also suggests what more intellectually responsible and practically effective attitudes atheists might take to the phenomenon of religion.-- Provided by publisher.

Flat broke with two goats : a memoir / Jennifer McGaha.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageA charming memoir of one woman's unexpected journey from country chic to backwoods barnyard.

The drinkable globe : the indispensable guide to the wide world of booze / Jeff Cioletti.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageJoin Jeff Cioletti as he explores the tradition, consumption, and production of alcohol on every continent. The Drinkable Globe circumnavigates the planet and uncovers the boozy cultures and concoctions that make the work go 'round. Includes 130 recipes from exotic brands and renowned international cocktail personalities.

The art of Star Wars, the last Jedi / written by Phil Szostak ; foreword by Rian Johnson.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageExamines the development of the fantastic worlds, characters, and creatures of "The Last Jedi" through concept art, costume sketches, storyboards, blueprints, and exclusive interviews with the filmmakers.

The best of America's Test Kitchen : best recipes, equipment reviews, and tastings 2018 / the Editors at America's Test Kitchen.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageThe best of the best--including recipes, tastings, and testings--from the current year, all compiled into one must-have collection from America's most trusted test kitchen.

Seven fallen feathers : racism, death, and hard truths in a northern city / Tanya Talaga.

  • 11 January 2018
cover image"Over the span of ten years, seven high school students died in Thunder Bay, Ontario. The seven were hundreds of miles away from their families, forced to leave their reserve because there was no high school there for them to attend. Award-winning journalist Tanya Talaga delves into the history of this northern city that has come to manifest, and struggle with, human rights violations past and present against aboriginal communities."-- Provided by publisher.

Himalaya bound : one family's quest to save their animals-- and an ancient way of life / Michael Benanav.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageFollowing his vivid account of traveling with one of the last camel caravans on earth in Men of Salt, Michael Benanav now brings us along on a journey with a tribe of forest-dwelling nomads in India. Welcomed into a family of nomadic water buffalo herders, he joins them on their annual spring migration into the Himalayas. More than a glimpse into an endangered culture, this superb adventure explores the relationship between humankind and wild lands, and the dubious effect of environmental conservation on peoples whose lives are inseparably intertwined with the natural world. --amazon.com

National Geographic traveler. Scotland / by Robin & Jenny McKelvie.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageTravel to Scotland and revel in the Highlands' finest food and drink, climb Ben Nevis, discover the isles, and drive the North Coast 500--with National Geographic as your trusted guide. The latest edition of National Geographic's popular guidebook covers all the main cities, towns, and regions of Scotland, helping travelers negotiate one of Europe's more remote yet enduringly popular destinations. The book provides detailed city walks in Edinburgh and Glasgow and drives into the highlands, complete with maps and reservation information. Also included are features on local subjects such as the whiskey-making traditions of Scotland, as well as sidebars on a range of great activities to help you enjoy the rugged appeal of this truly beautiful land. The National Geographic Traveler guidebooks are aimed at readers who value experiential travel. Each provides inspiring photography, insider tips, and expert advice for a more authentic, enriching experience of the destination. These books serve a readership of active, discerning travelers, supplying information, historical context, and cultural interpretation not available on the Internet.

Brazil.

  • 11 January 2018
cover imageDK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Brazil is full of inspiring photography and unique illustrations of major attractions such as Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, the Iguaçu waterfalls, and the Teatro Amazonas opera house in Manaus. Learn about Brazil's diverse peoples, music, capoeira, Carnaval, and cuisines. Follow tips on samba schools, wildlife-spotting, shopping, getting around, and the best places to eat and stay.

The epic city : the world on the streets of Calcutta / Kushanava Choudhury.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageWhen Kushanava Choudhury arrived in New Jersey at the age of twelve, he had already migrated halfway around the world four times. After graduating from Princeton, he moved back to the world which his immigrant parents had abandoned, to a city built between a river and a swamp, where the moisture-drenched air swarms with mosquitos after sundown. Sifting through the chaos for the stories that never make the papers, Kushanava Choudhury paints a soulful, compelling portrait of the everyday lives that make Calcutta. Written with humanity, wit and insight, The Epic City is an unforgettable depiction of an era, and a city which is a world unto itself.

When to jump : if the job you have isn't the life you want / Mike Lewis.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageA collection of inspirational offerings detailing the experiences of people who have left unfulfilling jobs outlines four fundamental steps to pursuing one's dreams, revealing how others have managed the risks, emotional fallout and setbacks of living life on their own terms.

The yes brain : how to cultivate courage, curiosity, and resilience in your child / Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

  • 10 January 2018
cover image"From the authors of The Whole-Brain Child and No-Drama Discipline, an indispensable guide to unlocking your child's innate capacity for resilience, compassion, and creativity. When facing challenges, unpleasant tasks, and contentious issues such as homework, screen time, food choices, and bedtime, children often act out or shut down, responding with reactivity instead of receptivity. This is what New York Times bestselling authors Daniel J. Siegel and Tina Payne Bryson call a No Brain response. But our kids can be taught to approach life with openness and curiosity. Parents can foster their children's ability to say yes to the world and welcome all that life has to offer, even during difficult times. This is what it means to cultivate a Yes Brain. When kids work from a Yes Brain, they're more willing to take chances and explore. They're more curious and imaginative, less worried about making mistakes. They're better at relationships and more flexible and resilient when it comes to handling adversity and big feelings. They work from a clear internal compass that directs their decisions, as well as the way they treat others. Guided by their Yes Brain, they become more open, creative, and resilient. In The Yes Brain, the authors give parents skills, scripts, ideas, and activities to bring kids of all ages into the overwhelmingly beneficial "yes" state. You'll learn the four fundamentals of the Yes Brain--balance, resilience, insight, and empathy--and how to strengthen them the key to knowing when kids need a gentle push out of a comfort zone vs. needing the "cushion" of safety and familiarity strategies for navigating away from negative behavioral and emotional states (aggression and withdrawal) and expanding your child's capacity for positivity With inspirational anecdotes, fun and helpful illustrations, and a handy Yes Brain Refrigerator Sheet to keep your family on point, The Yes Brain is an essential tool for nurturing positive potential and keeping your child's inner spark glowing and growing strong--and gifting your children with a life of rich relational connections, meaningful interactions with the world, and emotional equanimity. "Easily assimilated and informative, the book will help adults enable children to lead physically and emotionally satisfying and well-rounded lives filled with purpose and meaningful relationships. Edifying, easy-to-understand scientific research that shows the benefits that accrue when a child is encouraged to be inquisitive, spirited, and intrepid."--Kirkus Reviews "In today's busy, competitive culture, allowing our children the space to be themselves is more important than ever. This book provides an escape hatch from the high-stakes mindset."--Vicki Abeles, producer and co-director, The Race to Nowhere and Beyond Measure"-- Provided by publisher.

The usefulness of the useless / Nuccio Ordine ; translated from the Italian by Alastair McEwen.

  • 10 January 2018
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Poets of World War II / Harvey Shapiro, editor.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageThis anthology brings together 120 poems about World War II by 62 American poets, chosen, as editor Harvey Shapiro writes in his introduction, "with a purpose: to demonstrate that the American poets of this war produced a body of work that has not yet been recognized for its clean and powerful eloquence." The poets are generally unsentimental, ironic, and often astonished by what they have experienced, and their insights still have the power to shake up our perceptions of that war and of war in general. Most of the poets included in the volume served in the armed forces; some -- Louis Simpson, Anthony Hecht, Kenneth Koch -- saw combat in the infantry, while others -- James Dickey, Howard Nemerov, Richard Hugo, John Ciardi -- fought in the air. Also included: poets who experienced the war as civilians, including Robinson Jeffers, Marianne Moore, and Conrad Aiken; poems by conscientious objectors and draft resisters, including William Stafford and Robert Lowell; and an elegy by James Tate for his father, who was killed in action when Tate was an infant.

Morehouse Farm Merino knits : more than 40 farm-fresh designs / Margrit Lohrer ; photography by Clara Aich.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageProvides detailed instructions and patterns for forty-five original merino wool handknit projects, featuring a creative array of sweaters, baby garments, mittens, and blankets, complemented by informative sidebars on merino yarns, tales of life on the farm, and tips on the care of the wool.

150 knit & crochet motifs : anything-but-square shapes for garments, accessories, afghans, and throws / Heather Lodinsky.

  • 10 January 2018
cover image"Break out of the box with these fun and creative knit and crochet motifs. Heather Lodinsky brings geometric, circular, and irregular shapes to life for thye at-home knitter or crocheter with this ... mix of conventional and unconventional motifs. Each section is organized by a general shape, such as diamonds, and includes patterns for knitting and crocheting. ..."--Back cover.

Heavens on earth : the scientific search for the afterlife, immortality, and utopia / Michael Shermer.

  • 10 January 2018
cover image"In his most ambitious work yet, Shermer sets out to discover what drives humans' belief in life after death, focusing on recent scientific attempts to achieve immortality by radical life extentionists, extropians, transhumanists, cryonicists, and mind-uploaders, along with utopians who have attempted to create heaven on earth. For millennia, religions have concocted numerous manifestations of heaven and the afterlife, the place where souls go after the death of the physical body. Religious leaders have toiled to make sense of this place that a surprising 74% of Americans believe exists, but from which no one has ever returned to report what it is really like. Heavens on Earth concludes with an uplifting paean to purpose and progress and what we can do in the here-and-now, whether or not there is a hereafter" -- From Amazon.

Passing judgment : praise and blame in everyday life / Terri Apter.

  • 10 January 2018
cover image"Do you know that praise is essential to the growth of a healthy brain? That experiences of praise and blame affect how long we live? That the conscious and unconscious judgments we engage in every day began as a crucial survival technique? Do you think people shouldn’t be judgmental? But, how judgmental are you, and how does this impact your relationships? [The author] reveals how everyday judgments impact our relationships, and how praise, blame, and shame shape our sense of self. Our obsession with praise and blame begins soon after birth. Totally dependent on others, rapidly we learn to value praise, and to fear the consequences of blame. Despite outgrowing an infant’s dependence, we continue to monitor others’ judgments of us, and we ourselves develop what relational psychologist Terri Apter calls a zjudgment meter,y which constantly scans people and our interactions with them, and registers a positive or negative opinion. In[this book, the author] reveals how interactions between parents and children, within couples, and among friends and colleagues are permeated with praise and blame that range far beyond specific compliments and accusations. Drawing on three decades of research, [the author] gives us the tools to learn about our personal needs, goals and values, to manage our biases, to tolerate others’ views, and to make sense of our most powerful, and often confusing, responses to ourselves and to others."--Amazon.com.

Country grit : a farmoir of finding purpose and love / Scottie Jones.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageScottie Jones lived a typical suburban, professional life in Phoenix until her husband, Greg, got into a near-fatal car accident. While recovering, he became convinced that they needed a change and a simpler way of life, one more connected with nature and with each other. So, driven by a desire to cut ties with a material and convenient suburban life that had left them feeling empty, they bought a peaceful-looking farmhouse on sixty acres in Oregon and said good-bye to everything they knew. But though the grass may look greener, the road to pastural bliss is fraught with financial woes, relentless rural roadblocks, and colossal failures. When the burden becomes almost too much to bear, Scottie hits on the idea of turning a house they initially built for their daughter into a Farm Stay, where people could visit and learn about Leaping Lamb Farm. The Farm Stay becomes the niche that rescues them from foreclosure--having found both a sense of purpose and a sense of place, the couple now finds the means to sustain it. In a world increasingly filled with questions of where our food comes from and dissatisfactions about our modern lives, Country Grit is a story that will resonate with countless people itching to get back to the land. Told with humor and hard-earned wisdom, it is also an account of what small-scale farmers across the country experience everyday and a warning that the farming life is not for everyone.--AMAZON.

Off the charts : the hidden lives and lessons of American child prodigies / Ann Hulbert.

  • 10 January 2018
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The dogist puppies / Elias Weiss Friedman.

  • 10 January 2018
cover image"The book presents a gallery of puppy portraits arranged into themes including Ears, Big Paws, Cones of Shame, Learning to Walk, and Fancy Outfits, giving every dog lover something to pore over." -- From Amazon.com summary.

All the women in my family sing : women write the world--essays on equality, justice, and freedom / edited by Deborah Santana.

  • 10 January 2018
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The atlas of beauty : women of the world in 500 portraits / Mihaela Noroc.

  • 10 January 2018
cover imageNoroc has journeyed through more than fifty countries to celebrate the diversity of this fascinating world. This volume contains photographs of five hundred women, from tribes, conservative communities, and modern cities. Most were struggling and working hard, and were facing discrimination as women. But through it all they were shining with dignity, strength, and beauty.

50 fat quarter makes : fifty sewing projects made using fat quarters / edited by Ame Verso.

  • 10 January 2018
cover image"Fat quarters aren't just for quilters! All sewers love these inexpensive pieces of fabric and this book shows you how to create 50 fabulous projects from your stash. This unique collection of 50 quick-and-easy sewing patterns includes contemporary ideas for DIY home decor, accessories, gifts and more--all made using fat quarters. Projects range from instant fixes like coin purses needing just one fat quarter, to quilts and wall hangings that need up to 10 fat quarters which will really bust your stash! 11-talented designers from across the blogosphere contribute their patterns - including cases and cosies, bags and baskets, pillows and playmats, quilts and clothes--to this desirable, super-value package..."-- From Amazon.com.

Pain-free posture handbook : 40 dynamic easy exercises to look and feel your best / Lora Pavilack & Nikki Alstedter ; foreword by Elizabeth M. Wisniewski.

  • 9 January 2018
cover image"Pilates instructors Lora and Nikki are leaders in their industry and have successfully helped thousands of people to reduce their back pain. The key? Movement. Now, in this portable, posture-building guidebook, Lora and Nikki share their invaluable exercises and activities to help you develop a healthy spine and alleviate your pain. Learn how posture affects you physically and emotionally, and discover active methods for improving your alignment, reducing neck and back pain from overworked muscles, and finding your own natural posture. Carry The Pain-Free Posture Handbook wherever you go for on-hand, expert advice, featuring easy-to-follow illustrations, posture-building techniques, and breathing exercises for practicing good posture,"--Baker & Taylor.

Your score : an insider's secrets to understanding, controlling, and protecting your credit score / Anthony Davenport with Matthew Rudy.

  • 9 January 2018
cover imagePresents a road map for how to navigate the confusing, secretive world of consumer credit, and how to upgrade and correct one's credit score.

Fire and fury : inside the Trump White House / Michael Wolff.

  • 6 January 2018
cover image"The first nine months of Donald Trump's term were stormy, outrageous--and absolutely mesmerizing. Now, thanks to his deep access to the West Wing, bestselling author Michael Wolff tells the riveting story of how Trump launched a tenure as volatile and fiery as the man himself. In this explosive book, Wolff provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the Oval Office." -- Provided by publisher.

Poet in Spain / Federico García Lorca ; new translations by Sarah Arvio.

  • 6 January 2018
cover imageThe fluid and mesmeric lines of these new translations by the award-winning poet Sarah Arvio bring us closer than ever to the talismanic perfection of the great García Lorca. Poet in Spain invokes the "wild, innate, local surrealism" of the Spanish voice, in moonlit poems of love and death set among poplars, rivers, low hills, and high sierras. Arvio's ample and rhythmically rich offering includes, among other essential works, the folkloric yet modernist Gypsy Ballads, the plaintive flamenco Poem of the Cante Jondo, and the turbulent and beautiful Dark Love Sonnets—addressed to Lorca's homosexual lover—which Lorca was revising at the time of his brutal political murder by Fascist forces in the early days of the Spanish Civil War. Here, too, are several lyrics translated into English for the first time and the play Blood Wedding—also a great tragic poem. Arvio has created a fresh voice for Lorca in English, full of urgency, pathos, and lyricism—showing the poet's work has grown only more beautiful with the passage of time.

Essential Tibetan Buddhism / Robert A.F. Thurman.

  • 6 January 2018
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The Dhammapada : a new translation of the Buddhist classic with annotations / Gil Fronsdal ; foreword by Jack Kornfield.

  • 6 January 2018
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Women & power : a manifesto / Mary Beard.

  • 6 January 2018
cover imageTwo essays connect the past with the present, tracing the history of misogyny to its ancient roots and examining the pitfalls of gender.

Tribe of mentors : short life advice from the best in the world / Timothy Ferriss.

  • 6 January 2018
cover image"When facing life's questions, who do you turn to for advice? We all need mentors, particularly when the odds seem stacked against us. To find his own...author Tim Ferriss tracked down more than 100 eclectic experts to help him, and you, navigate life. Through short, action-packed profiles, he shares their secrets for success, happiness, meaning, and more."-- Provided by publisher.

The baby names almanac, 2018 / Emily Larson.

  • 6 January 2018
cover image"The hottest baby name trends, lists, and forecasts."--Page 4 of cover.

A body of work : dancing to the edge and back / David Hallberg.

  • 6 January 2018
cover image"David Hallberg, the first American to join the famed Bolshoi Ballet as a principal dancer and the dazzling artist The New Yorker described as 'the most exciting male ballet dancer in the Western world,' presents an intimate journey through his artistic life up to the moment he returns to the stage after a devastating injury almost cost him his career. While rich in detail ballet fans will adore, this is a book that anyone interested in a life of creativity will love. Hallberg reflects on themes like inspiration, ego, self-doubt, 'the artistic calling', and perfectionism as he takes readers into daily classes, rigorous rehearsals, and triumphant performances, searching for new inspiration and interpretations of ballet's greatest roles. He reveals the vicious bullying he endured as a child, the ambition he had to tame as a new member of American Ballet Theatre, and the reasons behind his headline-grabbing decision to be the first American to join the top ranks of the Bolshoi Ballet. Then, as Hallberg circled the globe performing at the peak of his abilities, he suffered a crippling injury that led to two surgeries, an agonizing retreat from ballet, and the decision to commit to a radical rebuilding of his body and technique that resulted in his miraculous return to the stage as a new artist and a new man. Combining his impressive powers of observation and memory with emotional honesty and artistic insight, David Hallberg has written a thrilling dance memoir and an intimate portrait of an artist in all his vulnerability, passion, and wisdom."--Dust jacket flap.

Natural baby and childcare / Lauren Feder, M.D. ; updated by LeTrinh Hoang, D.O.

  • 6 January 2018
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A citizen's guide to impeachment / Barbara A. Radnofsky.

  • 6 January 2018
cover image"A non-partisan guide to a precise understanding of the rules and history of impeachment... Spotlighting in particular the precise rules of impeachment--including an explanation of the crucial grounds for impeachment, the famous 'high crimes and misdemeanors'--the book also details its origins in British law, the rules as set out by the founding fathers in the Constitution, and their application throughout the history of our democracy. That history involves a detailed chronology of the nineteen instances of impeachment that have taken place--of judges, presidents, and officials from the cabinet and congress--throughout American history, including the very first impeachment conviction of an America official: that of a federal judge who seemed to have developed dementia. All of which makes A Citizen's Guide to Impeachment a fascinating read about a unique aspect of our democracy, as well as a useful, one-of-a-kind guide for citizens in a participatory government."--Publisher description.

Bright line eating : the science of living happy, thin, and free / Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph. D.

  • 6 January 2018
cover image"Over 99% of people who try to lose weight don't succeed. They don't get slender and they don't stay slender long term. The average dieter spends a significant amount of money and makes four or five new attempts each year. Four or five new attempts each year with almost no hope of success. Only 1% of people will get down to their goal weight on traditional diets. Susan Peirce Thompson. Ph. D., suggests that there's something fishy going on here, something important we're not paying attention to. We don't have an obesity problem; we have an obesity mystery--and she has a groundbreaking philosophy to solve that mystery. Rooted in science and psychology, Thompson's book describes how the brain blocks weight loss and then gives us a solution. Thousands of people have participated in her Bright Line Eating Boot Camps and have used her methods to lose all their excess weight and become happy, thin, and free. Subjects covered include: How the brain blocks weight loss Overpowering cravings The susceptibility scale The weight-loss food plan What about exercise?Getting to goal weight"-- Provided by publisher.

God, faith, and reason / Michael Savage.

  • 6 January 2018
cover imageBut rather than a dry, theological treatise, Savage provides something more akin to an ancient mystery text. Drawing on Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and other spiritual sources, as well as autobiographical material and highlights from his radio show, Savage shares a series of glimpses of God he has experienced over the whole of his life, before and after his groundbreaking radio career. Moving childhood stories, his dinner with an atheist and a Buddhist, an interview with a Jewish gangster and Savage's reflections on selected passages from ancient scriptures are just a few of the eclectic group of experiences and insights Savage shares in what is easily the most unique book on spirituality in decades. From his days as a boy growing up in New York City to many years searching for healing plants in the South Seas to his current incarnation as one of the most popular talk radio hosts in the world, Savage has been haunted by glimpses of the divine and struggled to find their meaning. Rather than trite, orthodox answers, GOD, FAITH, AND REASON presents the reader with one man's perceptions and consideration of the daily presence of God in the world around us and how the search to find God is the finding itself.

Lost and stranded : expert advice on how to survive being alone in the wilderness / Timothy Sprinkle.

  • 6 January 2018
cover imageFor anyone who spends time in the backcountry, understanding not only what sorts of dangers you can run into out there but also exactly what those risks can do to you is part of being a smart, well informed outdoor traveler. The author breaks down the perils that can befall hikers, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts. There are animal encounters, weather events (lightning strikes), parasites (giardia), biting insects (bees/wasps), winter hazards (avalanches), natural disasters (forest fires), hypothermia, dehydration, disorientation, and much, much more to worry about. Although these risks are generally well known, what's less understood by many adventurers is what exactly happens to you when, say, you become malnourished in the backcountry. What does it feel like? How does the condition progress? How long do you generally have before the body shuts down? What helps or hurts when you're fighting for survival? Find the answers to these questions and many more by taking an inside look at more than two dozen outdoor hazards. Each one will include a narrative section that dramatizes the experience of a certain situation based on real-world events. From there, information from expert sources--medical doctors, first responders, wildlife experts, and others--will fill in the details around exactly how each scenario plays out on the ground, followed by suggestions on how to avoid or survive each risk factor, making this book is a vital resource for outdoor travelers. -- Publisher description.

Salsas, sambals, chutneys & chowchows / Chris Schlesinger & John Willoughby ; photography by Judd Pilossof.

  • 6 January 2018
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Garden insects of North America : the ultimate guide to backyard bugs / Whitney Cranshaw and David Shetlar.

  • 5 January 2018
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The complete guide to wiring : current with 2017-2020 electrical codes.

  • 5 January 2018
cover imageFor more than ten years, BLACK+DECKER The Complete Guide to Wiring has been the bestselling home wiring manual in North America. Now with more than two million copies in print, this is the home reference book more DIYers choose than any other for many reasons. As the most current wiring book on the market, you can be confident that your projects will meet national writing codes. You'll also spend more time on your project and less time scratching your head thanks to more than 800 clear color photos and over 40 diagrams that show you exactly what you need to know about home electrical service; all the most common circuits, all the most-needed techniques, all the most essential tools and materials. The information in this book has been created and reviewed by professional electricians under the watchful eye of the experts at BLACK+DECKER. You can find plenty of articles and videos about wiring online or in other publications, but only The Complete Guide to Wiring has passed the rigorous test to make it part of The Best DIY Series from the Brand You Trust.--Provided by Publisher.

Weight Watchers new complete cookbook.

  • 5 January 2018
cover imageWeight Watchers® knows the secrets for pairing good nutrition with great taste. From hearty breakfasts to flavorful dinners, discover new recipes that rely on lean meats, whole grains, and fresh produce. Try new favorites like Cremini Mushrooms with Quinoa and Thyme or Swiss Chard au Gratin, or family standbys like Buttermilk-Blueberry Corn Muffins and Sicilian Sausage-Stuffed Pizza. Reflecting the current trends in food, this edition boasts new chapters on Appetizers and Beverages, featuring a no-cook cocktail party; Small Plates, for creating tapas for light meals; Meals from the Grill, complete with grilling information; 20-Minute Main Dishes, including shopping and streamlining advice; plus numerous tips and techniques. With more than 60 color photos, this is the book to help make everyone healthier and happier. Includes new SmartPoints values, information on SmartPoints, and updated recipes.-- Source other than Library of Congress.

The vaccine-friendly plan : Dr. Paul's safe and effective approach to immunity and health-from pregnancy through your child's teen years / Paul Thomas, M.D. and Jennifer Margulis, Ph. D.

  • 5 January 2018
cover image"The new standard for pediatric care from one of today's most trusted pediatricians Paul Thomas, M.D., is a vaccine-friendly doctor: knowledgeable about both the latest scientific research and the community's disease exposure, and respectful of a family's risk factors, health history, and concerns. In The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, he presents his proven approach to building immunity, a new protocol that limits a child's exposure to aluminum, mercury, and other neurotoxins while building overall good health. Based on the results from his pediatric practice of more than eleven thousand children, as well as data from other credible and scientifically minded medical doctors, Dr. Paul's vaccine-friendly protocol gives readers recommendations for a healthy pregnancy and childbirth vital information about what to expect at every well child visit from birth through adolescence a slower, evidence-based vaccine schedule that calls for only one aluminum-containing shot at a time important questions to ask about your child's first few weeks, first years, and beyond advice about how to talk to health care providers when you have concerns the risks associated with opting out of vaccinations a practical approach to common illnesses throughout the school years simple tips and tricks for healthy eating and toxin-free living at any age Accessible and reassuring, The Vaccine-Friendly Plan presents a new standard for pediatric care, giving parents peace of mind in raising happy, healthy children"-- Provided by publisher.

Start the fire : how I began a food revolution in America / Jeremiah Tower.

  • 5 January 2018
cover image"Widely recognized as the godfather of modern American cooking, Jeremiah Tower is one of the most influential cooks of the last forty years. In 2004, he rocked the culinary world with a tell-all story of his lifelong love affair with food, and the restaurants and people along the way. In this newly revised edition of his memoir, retitled Start the Fire, Tower shares with wit and honesty his insights into cooking, chefs, celebrities, and what really goes on in the kitchen. Above all, Tower rhapsodizes about food--the meals choreographed like great ballets, the menus scored like concertos. No other book reveals more about the seeds sown in the seventies, the excesses of the eighties, and the self-congratulations of the nineties. With a new introduction by the author, Start the Fire is an essential account of the most important years in the history of American cooking, from one of its singular personalities."--Amazon description.

Boundaries : when to say yes, how to say no to take control of your life / Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend.

  • 5 January 2018
cover imageIf you've ever wondered: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries? Unpacking the 10 laws of boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically based answers to these and other tough questions, and show you how to set healthy boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, coworkers, and even with yourself.

Before the change : taking charge of your perimenopause / Ann Louise Gittleman.

  • 5 January 2018
cover imageOffers a gentle, proven, incremental program for understanding your body's changes and controlling your symptoms during perimenopause--the period of about ten years leading up to menopause--to help you feel great through this vital phase of life.

Barking up the wrong tree : the surprising science behind why everything you know about success is (mostly) wrong / Eric Barker.

  • 5 January 2018
cover imageDiscusses the components of success and how to achieve it, discussing such topics as work-life balance, grit, cooperation, confidence, and personality weaknesses.

7 lessons from heaven : how dying taught me to live a joy-filled life / Mary C. Neal, M.D.

  • 5 January 2018
cover imageMary Neal takes readers deeper into her experience, which includes encounters with angels, a journey to a "city of light," and what it was like to meet Jesus face-to-face. Even more, Neal shares how she came back with clarity that the God we hope for - the one who knows us, loves each of us as though we are the only one, and wants us to experience joy in our daily life - is worthy of our absolute trust. She offers practical insights and inspiration for how each of us can experience this God every day and begin living joyfully - without regret, worry, anxiety, or fear.

Company towns of the Pacific Northwest / Linda Carlson.

  • 5 January 2018
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Easy algebra step-by-step : master high-frequency concepts and skills for algebra proficiency, fast! / Sandra Luna McCune, PhD, William D. Clark, PhD.

  • 5 January 2018
cover imageThe fastest way to learn algebra is to build a solid foundation in the basics. Inside this book you won’t find a lot of endless drills. Instead, you get an original, step-by-step approach to learning algebra. In your first steps, you are introduced to essential concepts—allowing you to grasp the subject almost immediately. You will gradually progress to more challenging skills. Along the way, the authors show you how to solve practical problems using clear, step-by-step instructions. Exercises for each section, with detailed, worked-out solutions, will let you check your progress. In no time at all, you will have acquired the knowledge and skills you need to solve algebraic problems with confidence. --Publisher

iPhone for dummies / by Edward C. Baig, USA Today Personal Tech columnist and Bob LeVitus, Houston Chronicle "Dr. Mac" columnist.

  • 5 January 2018
cover imageiPhone For Dummies is the ultimate user-friendly guide to the iPhone! Whether you're new to the iPhone or just want to get more out of it, this book will show you the essentials you need to know to take full advantage of the major features. Dive into Utilities to customize your iPhone for the way you use it, and learn new ways to use familiar apps and tools. Whether your phone is new, old, or somewhere in between, this book has you covered; friendly, easy-to-read instructions cover the iPhone's newest features as well as the classic functions that have been there from the beginning. You'll learn how to solve common problems, save on data usage by connecting to WiFi, and keep your information safe using the iPhone's various security features. Quickly and easily migrate your information from another phone, and learn how to organize your contacts, photos, music, apps, and more. Learn just what your iPhone can do for you, and use each and every feature to the fullest! You already know the iPhone is an amazing, versatile device--that's why you have one. Now this handy, easy-to-follow guide will help you discover and use all its magical powers. First, you'll get a handle on the basics: the controls, screens, settings, and more. You'll learn to get stuff to and from your phone, make friends with Siri, and manage calls, email, and text. You'll unlock all the newest features, master multimedia, cruise the Internet, find yourself with Maps, track news and weather, and so much more!

The education of a young poet / David Biespiel.

  • 4 January 2018
cover imageThe Education of a Young Poet is David Biespiel's moving account of his awakening to writing and the language that can shape a life. Exploring the original source of his creative impulse--a great-grandfather who traveled alone from Ukraine to America in 1910, eventually settling as a rag peddler in the tiny town of Elma, Iowa--through the generations that followed, Biespiel tracks his childhood in Texas and his university days in the northeast, led along by the "pattern and random bursts that make up a life."

The body heals itself : how deeper awareness of your muscles and their emotional connection can help you heal / Emily A. Francis.

  • 4 January 2018
cover imageYou know a lot about the emotions in your mind and heart, but you probably don’t know much about the emotions in your muscle body. The muscles are storehouses of emotion, and pain in those muscles is how your body reveals what needs to be healed―both emotionally and physically. Organized by muscle groups, The Body Heals Itself is your ideal guide to understanding the link between your emotions and muscle bodies.

Clean protein : the revolution that will reshape your body, boost your energy--and save our planet / Kathy Freston and Bruce Friedrich.

  • 4 January 2018
cover imageFood and wellness experts Kathy Freston and Bruce Friedrich have spent years researching the future of protein. They've talked to the food pioneers and the nutrition scientists, and now they've distilled what they've learned into a strength-building plan poised to reshape your body and change your world. Complete with delicious recipes and a detailed guide to food planning, Clean Protein explains everything you need to know in order to get lean, gain energy, and stay mentally sharp. You'll finally understand in simple terms why protein is essential, how much you should get, and where to find the best sources of it.

The winter table : fireside feasts for family and friends / Lisa Lemke.

  • 4 January 2018
cover image"Come in from the cold and celebrate with family and friends! Lisa Lemke's cookbook presents the comforting delights of hearty wintertime meals. There's nothing better than coming home on a wintry evening to the welcoming aroma of a bubbling stew or comforting soup. Lisa Lemke, author of The Summer Table, now changes seasons and brings her prodigious gifts to more than 75 recipes that showcase wintertime ingredients. Her soul-satisfying dishes range from a savory rye risotto with oyster mushrooms browned in butter to mouthwatering roasts and casseroles to blazingly hot chili, and even good old mac 'n' cheese. To-die-for desserts include an apple toffee, an almond crumble, a fragrant pear pie, and sublime tiramisu. These sensational recipes will assure that everyone you love is warm, happy, and well fed."--Amazon.com.

The gentle art of Swedish death cleaning : how to free yourself and your family from a lifetime of clutter / text and drawings by Margareta Magnusson.

  • 4 January 2018
cover imageIn Sweden there is a kind of decluttering called döstädning, dö meaning "death" and städning meaning "cleaning." Margareta instructs readers to embrace minimalism, and suggests which possessions you can easily get rid of (unworn clothes, unwanted presents, more plates than you'd ever use) and which you might want to keep (photographs, love letters, a few of your children's art projects). Digging into her late husband's tool shed, and her own secret drawer of vices, Margareta introduces an element of fun to a potentially daunting task. Along the way readers get a glimpse into her life in Sweden, and also become more comfortable with the idea of letting go.-- Adapted from back cover.

Magic add-a-strip quilts : transform simple shapes into dynamic designs / Barbara H. Cline.

  • 4 January 2018
cover imageGive simple quilt blocks a touch of magic - the add-a-strip way! Start with simple squares, triangles, and diamonds, then slice and insert a 1" strip of contrasting fabric to create dozens of new designs! Quilters of all skill levels can piece complex-looking patterns that are easy to sew. Each of Barbara Cline's 10 quilt patterns comes with variations to inspire your color choices, plus great ideas for sashing, resizing blocks, and adding your personal touch.

Junk beautiful furniture refreshed : 30 clever furniture projects to transform your home / Sue Whitney, Founder of JUNKMARKET Style ; Photography by Douglas E. Smith.

  • 4 January 2018
cover imageReimagine, refurbish, and refashion vintage finds into functional and fun furniture and home accessories.

Black Tudors : the untold story / Miranda Kaufmann.

  • 4 January 2018
cover imageFrom long forgotten records, Kaufmann has unearthed the remarkable stories of Africans who lived free in Tudor England. They were present at some of the defining moments of the Tudor age. They were christened, married and buried by the Church. And their stories have remained untold. Kaufmann challenges preconceptions of sixteenth century attitudes toward race and slavery, and transforms how we see this period of history.

The art and science of hand reading : classical methods for self-discovery through palmistry / Ellen Goldberg and Dorian Bergen.

  • 4 January 2018
cover image"A comprehensive guide to the inner psychology revealed by the hand"-- Provided by publisher.

Don't save anything : uncollected essays, articles, and profiles / James Salter ; with a preface by Kay Eldredge Salter.

  • 4 January 2018
cover image"This collection gathers Salter's thoughts on writing and profiles of important writers, observations of the changing American military life, evocations of Aspen winters, musings on mountain climbing and skiing, and tales of travels to Europe that first appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, People, Condé Nast Traveler, the Aspen Times, among other publications."--Jacket flap.

The Abu Dhabi bar mitzvah : fear and love in the modern Middle East / Adam Valen Levinson.

  • 4 January 2018
cover imageChronically questioning, funny, and bold, a young American writer explores the majority-Muslim lands that scare him most. Armed only with college Arabic and restless curiosity, Adam Valen Levinson set out to "learn about the world 9/11 made us fear." From a base in globalized and sterilized Abu Dhabi, he sets out to lunch in Taliban territory in Afghanistan, travels under the watchful eye of Aleppo's secret police, risks shipwreck en route to Somalia, investigates Yazidi beliefs in a sacred cave, cliff-dives in Oman, celebrates New Year's Eve in Tahrir Square, and, at every turn, discovers a place that matches not at all with its reputation. While politicians and media eagerly stoke the flames of Islamophobia, Valen Levinson crosses borders with abundant humor and humanity. Seeking common ground everywhere, he finds that people who pray differently often laugh the same. And as a young man bar mitzvahed at twenty-one (instead of the usual thirteen), he slowly learns how childish it is to live by decisions and distinctions born of fear.

Grow wherever you work : straight talk to help with your toughest challenges / Joanna Barsh.

  • 4 January 2018
cover image"Powerful, unvarnished advice for growing through the work challenges all aspiring leaders face The business world is full of catchphrases: follow your passion; think positive; be authentic; suck it up; take risks; network. All well-intentioned, but let's be honest. This inch-deep advice just isn't very helpful. How do real people succeed in the real world of work? That's the question bestselling author Joanna Barsh sets out to answer -- not by asking motivational gurus or well-established CEOs but by diving into the trenches with today's boldest, brightest, up-and-coming leaders. Distilling the stories of important work challenges from more than 200 rising leaders in 120 companies, this hands-on guide helps you grow through the challenges you face -- not despite them. You'll learn how to: Handle rising pressure and recover from colossal mistakes. Bounce back from poor performance reviews and use them to up your game. Get people on board with you and your mission. Deal with office villains like a superhero. Take uncomfortable risks and dare to challenge. Grow when everything is falling apart around you. Know when it's time to find another position Packed with raw experiences and on-the-job coping strategies from a rich diversity of voices -- immigrants and first-generation Americans; blacks, Hispanics, and Asians; Ivy League alums and high school grads; and parents, some of whom are single -- from all industries, this book offers the kind of nuts-and-bolts, real-world insights you won't find anywhere else. Using these proven strategies, you can accelerate your growth with every new challenge. Best of all, you'll be able to take the lead in your own career and build a future that works for you. This is how ordinary people turn challenges into extraordinary opportunities for action -- and how you can Grow Wherever You Work"-- Provided by publisher.

Moving forward in mid-career : a guide to rebuilding your career after being fired or laid off / John Henry Weiss.

  • 4 January 2018
cover imageBy addressing the many aspects of job loss and job search, Moving Forward provides solutions for dealing with the challenges encountered at each stage of the rebuilding process, from the initial shock and humiliation to the difficult but rewarding task of rebuilding persona and seeking new employment opportunities.

Pinball wizards : jackpots, drains, and the cult of the silver ball / Adam Ruben.

  • 4 January 2018
cover imagePinball is more to humor writer Adam Ruben than a fascinating book topic—it’s a lifelong obsession. Ruben played competitive pinball for years, rising as high as the 80th-ranked player in the world. Then he had children. Now, mired in 9,938th place—darn kids—Ruben tries to stage a comeback, visiting pinball museums, gaming conventions, pinball machine designers, and even pinball factories in his attempt to discover what makes the world’s best players, the real wizards, so good. Along the way, Ruben examines the bigger story of pinball's invention, ascent, near defeat, resurgence, near defeat again, and struggle to find its niche in modern society.

The financial diet : a total beginner's guide to getting good with money / Chelsea Fagan ; designed by Lauren Ver Hage ; illustrations by Eve Mobley.

  • 4 January 2018
cover image"The Financial Diet is the personal finance book for people who don't care about personal finance. Whether you're in need of an overspending detox, buried under student debt, or just trying to figure out how to live on an entry-level salary, The Financial Diet gives you tools to make a budget, understand investments, and deal with your credit." -- Book jacket.

Big December canvasbacks / by Worth Mathewson ; illustrated by Dave Hagerbaumer.

  • 3 January 2018
cover imageBig December Canvasbacks is an almost poetic celebration of the beautiful waterfowl of the northwest United States and the captivating places they inhabit. Mathewson, whose writing has regularly appeared in such publications as Field and Stream, has an uncanny ability to take us to the heart of what motivates us to pursue these beautiful animals. The book is lavishly illustrated with line art and will make the perfect gift for any waterfowler.

Pregnancy day by day : count down your pregnancy day by day with advice from a team of experts and amazing images for every stage of your baby's development / consulting editor, Paula Amato, MD, Assoc

  • 3 January 2018
cover imageFor expectant parents who want to know everything about their developing baby at every stage, Pregnancy Day by Day provides a daily countdown to the date of delivery. Covering each day of pregnancy in detail, as well as labor, birth, and life with a new baby, Pregnancy Day by Day is an unprecedented and comprehensive guide that is written by a team of experts and is the one resource no parent-to-be should be without.
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