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08/22/2014 - 4:01pm

Blackboard : a personal history of the classroom Cover
Lewis Buzbee
Lewis Buzbee's visit to his old elementary school stirre up vivid memories of his formative years in the California educational system. He reflects on a lifetime of schooling and contrasts that with the state of schools today.
371 Buz
Book
Aug 5, 2014
Burning down the house : the end of juvenile prison Cover
Nell Bernstein
One in 3 American children will be arrested by the time they are 23, and many will spend time locked inside detention centers. Bernstein shows that there is no right way to lock up a child. The very act of isolation denies delinquent children the thing most essential to their growth and rehabilitation: positive relationships with caring adults. Burning Down the House is a call to shut down our nation's brutal and counterproductive juvenile prisons and bring our children home.
365.42 Ber
Book
Jul 23, 2014
Her next chapter : how mother-daughter book clubs can help girls navigate malicious media, risky relationships, girl gossip, and so much more Cover
Lori Day
Charlotte Kugler
A guide to using book clubs to open up dialogue about and explore issues facing young girls today. Mother-daughter book clubs are a great way to encourage your child's reading and for girls and moms to bond with each other while also socializing with friends. They can create a safe and empowering haven where girls can openly discuss, question, and navigate some of the challenges of girlhood today.
306.8743 Day
Book
Aug 19, 2014
Living on a dollar a day : the lives and faces of the world's poor Cover
Thomas A Nazario
photographs by Renee C. Byer
Shares the lives of the poorest people in the world, highlighting their experiences and struggles and acting as a clarion call to those who aim to break the cycle of global poverty.
305.569 Naz
Book
Aug 14, 2014
Parenting on the go : birth to six, A to Z Cover
David Elkind
Today's parents need a resource that fits their busy lifestyles, with brief and pointed answers to questions that come up when raising kids. Parenting On-the-Go offers a quick and easy reference for parents of children under six. With more than 100 key issues in succinct entries, it is comprehensive and precise. Elkind draws from his own research and experience for an expertise and sensibility that tackles everything from autism spectrum disorders to taking your kids to the zoo.
305.231 Elk
Book
Jul 17, 2014
Silent witnesses : the often gruesome but always fascinating history of forensic science Cover
Nigel McCrery
Through examinations of specific cases throughout history, crime novelist and former police officer Nigel McCrery explores the gruesome but fascinating history and progress of forensic science around the world.
363.25 McC
Book
Aug 22, 2014
The real cost of fracking : how America's shale-gas boom is threatening our families, pets, and food Cover
Michelle Bamberger
Robert Oswald
Fracking, extracting natural gas by hydraulic fracturing, is being touted as the nation's answer to energy independence. Bamberger and Oswald look at the ground zero effects of fracking, how it endangers the environment and harms people, pets, and livestock.
363.1791 Bam
Book
Aug 5, 2014
Tomlinson Hill : the remarkable story of two families who share the Tomlinson name-- one white, one black Cover
Chris Tomlinson
Foreign correspondent Chris Tomlinson returns to Texas to discover the truth about his family's slave owning history, telling the story of two families, one black and one white, who trace their ancestry to the same Central Texas slave plantation. Tomlinson discovers that his counterpart in the African American family is LaDainian Tomlinson, one of the greatest running backs in the history of the National Football League.
305.8 Tom
Book
Jul 22, 2014
The big, bad book of botany : the world's most fascinating flora Cover
Michael Largo
The Big Bad Book of Botany is Michael Largo's entertaining and enlightening compendium of the world's most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. It introduces a world of wild, wonderful, and weird plants. Organized alphabetically, it combines the latest in biological information with bizarre facts about the plant kingdom's oddest members, and Largo takes you through the history of vegetables and fruits and their agricultural evolution.
580 Lar
Book
Aug 5, 2014
Beyond intelligence : secrets for raising happily productive kids Cover
Dona J. Matthews
Joanne Foster
Every child has the ability to succeed. Matthews and Foster offer parents a guide to identifying a child's ability, fostering creativity, and bolstering effort and persistence. They explore different ways of learning, the links between creativity and intelligence; and how to provide emotional and social supports. For parents and educators.
649.1 Mat
Book
Jul 30, 2014
Foolproof family recipes Cover
Gooseberry Patch (Firm)
More favorite recipes from Gooseberry Patch. Over 250 delicious, easy-to-make recipes for new cooks, newlyweds and families on the go.
641.5 Foo
Book
Jul 24, 2014
Get up! : why your chair is killing you and what you can do about it Cover
James Levine
The average adult spends 50 to 70 percent of their day sitting, but few realize the health consequences they are suffering as a result of an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, or the effects it has had on society at large. Over the decades, humans have moved from an active lifestyle to one that is largely sedentary, and this change has reshaped every facet of our lives--from social interaction to classroom design. Simple changes in our daily lives can reverse these negative trends.
613.71 Lev
Book
Jul 29, 2014
Minnesota farmers market cookbook : a guide to selecting and preparing the best local produce with seasonal recipes from chefs and farmers Cover
Tricia Cornell
Your roadmap to all of Minnesota's farmers markets and the meals you can make using quality local produce. The Minnesota Farmers Market Cookbook is organized alphabetically by vegetables, fruits, and other foods sold at markets across the state. Each entry includes tips for choosing, storing, preserving, and preparing fresh, ripe, top-quality produce--including heirloom and other exotic varieties.
641.5977 Cor
Book
Aug 1, 2014
Patio pizzeria : artisan pizza and flatbreads on the grill Cover
Karen Adler
Judith M Fertig
Learn to make wood oven-style pizza, bruschetta, flatbreads, calzones, and sandwiches on the grill using seasonal vegetables and artisan cheeses, with delicious results!
641.5784 Adl
Book
Jul 31, 2014
Prepare to defend yourself : ... how to navigate the healthcare system & escape with your life Cover
Matthew Minson
Now more than ever people need some form of advocacy or at least a guide to navigating some of the assaults they encounter when they are at their weakest, most vulnerable, and frightened. In here you will find tools that you can use to provide notification, capture medical information, and otherwise serve you as you deal with the healthcare system.
610 Min
Book
Aug 22, 2014
Shiver me parsnips : a guide to successful and sustainable vegetable gardening in Zone 3 Cover
Suzanne K Peterson
This book is intended to help home or small market growers successfully and sustainably raise vegetables in Zone 3. There are simple guidelines for someone just getting into gardening, and more detailed tips and tricks for more advanced gardens.
635.0977 Pet 2014
Book
Jul 24, 2014
Sweet sleep : nighttime and naptime strategies for the breastfeeding family Cover
Diane Wiessinger
La Leche League International
Sweet Sleep is a complete book on nights and naps for breastfeeding families. It's mother-wisdom, reassurance, and a how-to guide for making sane and safe decisions on how and where your family sleeps. Sweet Sleep is a resource that will help you sleep better and sleep safer every night.
649.3 Wie
Book
Jul 29, 2014
The how can it be gluten free cookbook : revolutionary techniques, groundbreaking recipes Cover
by the editors at America's Test Kitchen
Successful gluten free recipes require more than just new ingredients. The cooks at America's Test Kitchen tried thousands of recipes to figure out the secrets to making favorite foods without gluten. This book tells what works, and why, so you can successfully prepare lasagna, fried chicken, and fresh pasta in your kitchen. And, the cooks at America's Test Kitchen have reinvented the rules of baking to produce tasty cookies, cakes, breads, biscuits, and more.
641.563 How
Book
Jul 30, 2014
The market gardener : a successful grower's handbook for small-scale organic farming Cover
Jean-Martin Fortier
Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable.
635 For
Book
Aug 22, 2014
Working stiff : two years, 262 bodies, and the making of a medical examiner Cover
Judy Melinek
T. J Mitchell
The memoir of a young forensic pathologist's "rookie season" as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases that shaped her. Two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. Working Stiff chronicles her two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape, and offers a glimpse into the daily life of an arduous profession.
614.1 Mel
Book
Aug 12, 2014
Crazyball : sports scandals, superstitions, and sick plays Cover
Barry Wilner
Ken Rappoport
Crazyball is a look at the wild, unusual, unimaginable, funny, and downright strange occurrences in sports--from the worst teams in history to sport's craziest superstitions, wackiest pranks, and ultimate blown calls.
796 Wil
Book
Aug 12, 2014
Down and dirty : the essential training guide for obstacle races and mud runs Cover
Matt B Davis
Obstacle course races and mud runs are waiting for you to get Down and Dirty. Davis offers an overview of popular races before tackling concerns for any racer: preparation and training. Chapters feature a leading obstacle race athlete who will offer expert advice on how to get prepared for your next race--whether it's your first or you're a recent devotee who wants to try them all. Because each race is different, this book will supply training advice for a variety of obstacles and races.
796.42 Dav
Book
Aug 13, 2014
That tree : an iPhone photo journal documenting a year in the life of a lonely bur oak Cover
undefined Hirsch
Photographer Mark Hirsch presents a compilation of the images with brief narration chronicling Hirsch's year-long photo documentary of a bur oak tree in the middle of a Grant County, Wisconsin cornfield near his Platteville, Wisconsin farm, all previously shared by Hirsch as a photo a day in posts to his Facebook and Instagram pages between March 2012 and March 2013.
779.34 Hir
Book
Jul 24, 2014
The history of rock 'n' roll in ten songs Cover
Greil Marcus
Greil Mrcus selected ten songs recorded between 1956 and 2008, and then dramatized how each embodies rock 'n' roll as a thing in itself, in the story it tells, inhabits, and acts out--a new language, something new under the sun.
781.66 Mar
Book
Aug 22, 2014
The language of houses : how buildings speak to us Cover
Alison Lurie
illustrations by Karen Sung
Offers a meditation on architecture and how it speaks to human experience, looking at what buildings and the spaces they contain say about the people who inhabit them, as well as the effects that those spaces have on them.
720.1 Lur
Book
Aug 22, 2014
Wild pitches : rumblings, grumblings, and reflections on the game I love Cover
Jayson Stark
Every baseball fan knows that Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols are among the best to ever play the game. But how do their high-priced contracts impact their teams' abilities to compete for a World Series title? Which managers and executives are best at getting the most out of their roster? ESPN columnist Jayson Stark explores such questions, adding insightful commentary from baseball insiders, and giving fans a glimpse into the why behind the game's winners and losers.
796.357 Sta
Book
Jul 23, 2014
My planet : finding humor in the oddest places Cover
Mary Roach
Roach takes a magnifying glass to everyday life, exposing moments of hilarity in the mundane and revealing amusing musings about marriage, automated customer service, and mazelike bargain stores.
818 Roa
Book
Jul 23, 2014
The burning of the world : a memoir of 1914 Cover
Béla Zombory-Moldován
Peter Zombory-Moldovan
For the 100th Anniversary of World War I. The budding young Hungarian artist Bela Zombory-Moldovan was abroad on vacation when World War I broke out in August 1914. Called up by the army, he soon found himself hundreds of miles away, advancing on Russian lines--or perhaps on his own lines--and facing relentless rifle and artillery fire. Badly wounded, he returned to normal life, which now struck him as unspeakably strange. He had witnessed, he realized, the end of a way of life, of a whole world.
940.4134 Zom
Book
Aug 5, 2014
The invisible bridge : the fall of Nixon and the rise of Reagan Cover
Rick Perlstein
A portrait of the United States during the turbulent political and economic upheavals of the 1970s, covering events ranging from the Arab oil embargo and the era of Patty Hearst to the collapse of the South Vietnamese government and the rise of Ronald Reagan.
973.924 Per
Book
Aug 5, 2014
The month that changed the world : July 1914 Cover
Gordon Martel
Dedicating a chapter to every day of July 1914, the author retraces the actions that led to World War I, beginning with the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and following leaders of the time as they escalated the crisis.
940.311 Mar
Book
Aug 14, 2014
The Nixon defense : what he knew and when he knew it Cover
John W. (John Wesley) Dean
Former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon's secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: what did President Nixon know and when did he know it?
973.924 Dea
Book
Jul 29, 2014
The Nixon tapes, 1971-1972 Cover
edited and annotated by Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter
The Nixon White House tapes that reveal for the first time President Richard Nixon uncensored, unfiltered, and in his own words--3,700 hours of recordings between 1971 and 1973. Through Luke Nichter's efforts to digitize and transcribe the tapes, the world can finally read an account of one of the most important and controversial presidencies in U.S. history.
973.924 Nix
Book
Jul 29, 2014
The rush : America's fevered quest for fortune, 1848-1853 Cover
Edward Dolnick
Describes the adventurous prospectors who traversed the United States in 1848 in response to rumors of gold in the Sacramento Valley, detailing the rough and rowdy cities that popped up, seemingly out of thin air, to accommodate the treasure-seekers.
979.4 Dol
Book
Aug 12, 2014
Buck 'em! : the autobiography of Buck Owens Cover
Buck Owens
Randy Poe
The life story of a country music legend. Buck Owens developed his brand of country music in California, far from Nashville. The superstar had 21 number one hits, was co-host of the television show Hee Haw, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and had a sharp business sense, creating his own music publishing company.
B Owe Owens, Buck
Book
Aug 6, 2014
Glow : the autobiography of Rick James Cover
Rick James
David Ritz
Hitmaker, singer, innovator, producer, award-winning pioneer in the fusion of funk groove and rock, the late Rick James collaborated with music biographer David Ritz, in this entertaining and profound expression of the rock star's life and soul.
B Jam James, Rick
Book
Jul 23, 2014
I'll be back right after this : my memoir Cover
Pat O'Brien
Growing up, Pat O'Brien was the skinny Midwestern kid with the divorced parents and the alcoholic father. At the University of South Dakota his life was unceremonious--until a professor envisioned his future as the household television name he would become. From that day forward, Pat's life became anything but ordinary: from afternoons in Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali, to Rangers games in President Bush's suite, to the drugs, drinking and party lifestyle of Los Angeles. Over his career, Pat has met everyone: the Beatles, the Kennedys, Neil Young, and Magic Johnson. Pat reveals the highs and lows of life spent sharing the mic with the world's most rich and famous.
B OBr O'Brien, Pat
Book
Aug 13, 2014
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Lewis Buzbee
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Jean-Martin Fortier
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Nell Bernstein
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Judy Melinek
T. J Mitchell
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Lori Day
Charlotte Kugler
306.8743 Day
Barry Wilner
Ken Rappoport
796 Wil
Thomas A Nazario
photographs by Renee C. Byer
305.569 Naz
Matt B Davis
796.42 Dav
David Elkind
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undefined Hirsch
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Nigel McCrery
363.25 McC
Greil Marcus
781.66 Mar
Michelle Bamberger
Robert Oswald
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Alison Lurie
illustrations by Karen Sung
720.1 Lur
Chris Tomlinson
305.8 Tom
Jayson Stark
796.357 Sta
Michael Largo
580 Lar
Mary Roach
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Dona J. Matthews
Joanne Foster
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Béla Zombory-Moldován
Peter Zombory-Moldovan
940.4134 Zom
Gooseberry Patch (Firm)
641.5 Foo
Rick Perlstein
973.924 Per
James Levine
613.71 Lev
Gordon Martel
940.311 Mar
Tricia Cornell
641.5977 Cor
John W. (John Wesley) Dean
973.924 Dea
Karen Adler
Judith M Fertig
641.5784 Adl
edited and annotated by Douglas Brinkley and Luke Nichter
973.924 Nix
Matthew Minson
610 Min
Edward Dolnick
979.4 Dol
Suzanne K Peterson
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Buck Owens
Randy Poe
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Diane Wiessinger
La Leche League International
649.3 Wie
Rick James
David Ritz
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by the editors at America's Test Kitchen
641.563 How
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