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Bouncing forward : transforming bad breaks into breakthroughs Cover
Michaela Haas
The first book of its kind in the new science of posttraumatic growth: A cutting-edge look at how trauma survivors find healing and new resilience.
155.24 Haa
Book
Jan 25, 2016
Primary greatness : the 12 levers of success Cover
Sean Covey has collected his father's best essays that have never appeared in book form before. They reinforce the belief that integrity, responsibility, and meaningful contribution far outweighed the superficial rewards of money, popularity, and a pleasure-ridden life that some people consider "success".
158.1 Cov
Book
Jan 25, 2016
Health trackers : how technology is helping us monitor and improve our health Cover
Thanks to new technologies, such as smartphone apps and personal genomics, self-tracking is revolutionizing the health and wellness industries. Through interviews with tech developers, early adopters, and medical practitioners, Richard MacManus explores what is being tracked, what tools and techniques are being used, the best practices of early adopters, and how self-tracking is changing healthcare.
362.1028 Mac
Book
Jan 25, 2016
Prisoners of geography : ten maps that explain everything about the world Cover
All leaders are constrained by geography. Their choices are limited by mountains, rivers, seas and concrete. Yes, to understand world events you need to understand people, ideas and movements - but if you don't know geography, you'll never have the full picture. To understand Putin's actions, for example, it is essential to consider that, to be a world power, Russia must have a navy. And if its ports freeze for six months each year then it must have access to a warm water port - hence, the annexation of Crimea was the only option for Putin. To understand the Middle East, it is crucial to know that geography is the reason why countries have logically been shaped as they are - and this is why invented countries (e.g. Syria, Iraq, Libya) will not survive as nation states. Spread over ten chapters (covering Russia; China; the USA; Latin America; the Middle East; Africa; India and Pakistan; Europe; Japan and Korea; and Greenland and the Arctic), using maps, essays and occasionally the personal experiences of the widely traveled author, Prisoners of Geography looks at the past, present and future to offer an essential guide to one of the major determining factors in world history.
320.12 Mar
Book
Jan 25, 2016
The shed that fed a million children : the extraordinary story of Mary's Meals Cover
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
In 1992, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow and his brother got an idea that would change his life--and radically change the lives of others. After watching the news about war-torn Bosnia, the brothers took a week from work to help. That one-time road trip grew to become Magnus's life's work--leading him to leave his job, sell his house and direct all his efforts to feeding thousands of the world's poorest children, through the creation of Mary's Meals; an organization that could hold the key to eradicating child hunger altogether. His story will open your eyes to the extraordinary impact that one person can make.
363.8 Mac
Book
Jan 8, 2016
Seeing seeds : a journey into the world of seedheads, pods, and fruit Cover
Teri Dunn Chace
Robert J Llewellyn, photography
What is inside a seed? How does it all work? Why do some seeds, pods, and fruits have such strange shapes? The answers to these and many more questions can be found in the pages of Seeing Seeds. Robert Llewellyn's up-close photographs and Teri Dunn Chace's essays open up a world of beauty and fascinating information that will forever change the way you look at these small miracles of nature.
581.467 Dun
Book
Jan 25, 2016
Everyday super food Cover
Jamie Oliver
Chef Jamie Oliver describes his personal journey of weight loss and improved eating habits and offers a collection of recipes for those looking to become healthier, including such offerings as figgy banana bread and crumbed pesto fish.
641.563 Oli
Book
Jan 15, 2016
Handmade soap book : easy soapmaking with natural ingredients Cover
In a world filled with pollution and chemicals, this book shows you how to create your own soaps and bathtime luxuries using only natural ingredients and very little specialist equipment. Create the perfect gift for family and friends, kids and grown-ups.This book features a huge range of exotic and tempting ingredients, such as peach, peppermint, ylang ylang, cinnamon and chocolate, and includes recipes for shampoo bars, body splashes and bath creams. The simple, sumptuous and easy-to-follow recipes and luscious photography will tempt and inspire all.
668.124 Cos
Book
Jan 25, 2016
Kitchen hacks : how clever cooks get things done Cover
the editors at America's Test Kitchen
Offers illustrated tips for solving cooking and kitchen problems with clever shortcuts and improvised tools, including tricks for cleaning, organizing, preparing, cooking, storing, reheating, entertaining, transporting, and substituting ingredients.
641.5 Kit
Book
Jan 29, 2016
Preserving family recipes : how to save and celebrate your food traditions Cover
Valerie J. Frey
This book is a guide for gathering, adjusting, supplementing, and safely preserving family recipes and for interviewing relatives, collecting oral histories, and conducting kitchen visits to document family food traditions from the everyday to the special occasion. Whether you want to save a few accurate recipes, help yesterday's foodways evolve so that they are relevant for today's table, or create an extensive family cookbook, this guidebook will help you to savor your memories.
641.502 Fre
Book
Jan 13, 2016
Southern soups & stews : more than 75 recipes from burgoo and gumbo to etouffée and fricassee Cover
Nancie McDermott
Home cooks throughout the American South treasure time-honored recipes for hearty soups and satisfying stews savoured year after year. Often passed down through the generations, the dishes detailed in this book are cherished and shared at family gatherings, holiday feasts, and community suppers throughout the seasons. These recipes serve up soups and stews seasoned with history--from Okra and Shrimp Gumbo, to Summer Squash Soup, to Collard Greens with Pot Likker and Dumplings--offering us a glimpse of how people farmed, cooked, and continue to celebrate life over time.
641.813 McD
Book
Feb 1, 2016
Spare me 'The Talk'! : a guy's guide to sex, relationships, and growing up Cover
Jo Langford
If you have a teenage boy, there is a chance that he's already sexually active, and that he's been solicited by an online predator in the past year. Honest, complete, readable (and often funny), this is a book by a guy, for guys ages 12-24, and for parents of boys as young as 8. With real-world stats and tips for both parents and their sons, this is a comprehensive crash course for boys into staying safe emotionally, mentally, and physically while navigating the danger-laden worlds of teenage sex and sexuality in a digital age.
613.951 Lan
Book
Jan 28, 2016
Tacos : recipes and provocations Cover
Alex Stupak
Jordana Rothman
Superstar pastry chef Alex Stupak's love of real Mexican food changed his life; it caused him quit fine dining and open the smash-hit Empellon.
641.84 Stu
Book
Jan 22, 2016
The Blue Bloods cookbook : 120 recipes that will bring your family to the table Cover
Bridget Moynahan
Wendy Goldberg
Chris Peterson
Anyone who has ever seen the hit TV show Blue Bloods knows that the family dinner is the centerpiece of every episode. And there are really only three things that Blue Bloods--and everyone else--need to make a successful family dinner: family, love and food. Bring the first two to the table and The Blue Bloods Cookbook will provide the third! Bridget Moynahan, the show's star, invites you to partake in that sacred family ritual, offering food lovers more than 100 delectable recipes and bringing you Irish/Italian comfort food that will make you feel right at home.
641.54 Moy
Book
Jan 22, 2016
The broad fork : recipes for the wide world of vegetables and fruits Cover
Hugh Acheson
Never again feel lost in the farmers' market. Chef, father, and Top Chef judge Hugh Acheson shares 200 ways to get friendly with your produce so you can cook and shop happily.
641.5975 Ach
Book
Jan 27, 2016
The great cook : essential techniques and inspried flavors to make every dish better Cover
James Briscione
The success of a dish often lies between the lines of the recipe. Chef and culinary instructor James Briscione guides readers through 36 in-depth master class lessons: Each lesson is detailed with instructive photos of every step, and variation recipes to help build upon newly acquired skills. Briscione also shares essential tips and methods from professional kitchens that home cooks can use to make each dish even better. It's like getting a private, personal lesson from a culinary expert at home.
641.5 Bri
Book
Jan 22, 2016
The kitchen pantry cookbook : make your own condiments and essentials Cover
Erin Coopey
Learn how to make your own pantry staples with this essential handbook, including the condiments, nut butters, salad dressings, stocks, relishes, and dips you like to keep in stock. Homemade foods from scratch always taste better. The Kitchen Pantry Cookbook shows you how to make your own foods to have on hand for your favorite meals. Each recipe features easy substitutions whenever possible, as well as the best way to store the finished product.
641.6382 Coo
Book
Jan 22, 2016
The school of greatness : a real-world guide to living bigger, loving deeper, and leaving a legacy Cover
Lewis Howes
When a career-ending injury left football player Lewis Howes out of work, he decided he needed to make a change for the better. He started by reaching out to people he admired, searching for mentors, and applying his past coaches' advice from sports to life off the field. Lewis is now a sought-after business coach, speaker, and podcast host. He shares the tips and habits he gathered in interviewing "the greats" on his podcast, and figured out that greatness is unearthed and cultivated from within. Masters of greatness are successful because they applied specific habits and tools to embrace and overcome adversity in their lives. Howes uses lesson from his greatness "professors" and his own experiences to teach you how to create a vision, develop hustle, and use dedication, mindfulness, joy, and love to reach goals.
650.1 How
Book
Jan 11, 2016
The whole grain promise : more than 100 delicious recipes to jumpstart a healthier diet Cover
Robin Asbell
From quinoa to bulgur and millet to kasha, whole grains add a hearty, healthy, and flavorful boost to any meal. These quick and easy whole grain recipes will entice the pickiest eater and appeal to the whole family. Includes descriptions on the major types of grains, their health benefits, and how best to cook them.
641.631 Asb
Book
Jan 15, 2016
30 slippers to knit & felt : fabulous projects you can make, wear and share Cover
Arne Nerjordet
Carlos Zachrison
Arne & Carlos 30 Slippers to Knit & Felt is full of great ideas you're sure to fall in love with. The patterns are practical, playful, trendy, and even a bit silly. After a long day at work or even a long day traveling, there is nothing that says "home" more than a soft, warm pair slippers to slip on your feet. This fun collection of 30 designs will satisfy the slipper styles of everyone in the family, young or old, male or female. In addition to knitting instructions, techniques are covered with step-by-step color photos including felting, sizing, making pompoms, and more
746.432 Ner
Book
Jan 13, 2016
A beginner's guide to mosaic Cover
Alison Slater
Peter Massey
A stylish and simple guide to creating original decorative mosaics for the home. Over 80 step-by-step photographs illustrate all the basic techniques, from transferring designs and cutting tiles to colouring grout and using a mesh base. Projects include stunning panels, a mirror frame, crazy paving flower pots, a clock embellished with gold beads, and a colourful table top. An essential book for beginners to this exciting craft.
738.5 Mas
Book
Jan 25, 2016
Flip & fuse quilts Cover
12 fun projects that use an easy foolproof technique to transform your appliqué!
746.46 Har
Book
Jan 25, 2016
The art of wonder : inspiration, creativity, and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Cover
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
On the occasion of its one hundredth anniversary, the Minneapolis Institute of Art asked some of the United State's most talented writers, photographers, and illustrators to muse about art, creativity, and inspiration.
700.19 Art
Book
Jan 25, 2016
Amethyst and agate : poems of Lake Superior Cover
This book includes seventy poems by contemporary poets such as Heid E. Erdrich, Kimberly Blaeser, James Armstrong, and Sara Thomsen, who live near and/or have been inspired by Lake Superior. A gallery of full color images of Lake Superior adds to this unique presentation of culturally rich writings.
811.08 Ame
Book
Jan 22, 2016
Maggie Smith : a biography Cover
Michael Coveney
Michael Coveney's biography of Dame Maggie Smith shines a light on the life and career of a remarkable performer, one whose stage and screen career spans six decades. His biography, written with the actress's blessing and drawing on personal archives, as well as interviews with immediate family and close friends, is a portrait of one of the great actors of our time.
B Smi Smith, Maggie
Book
Jan 7, 2016
The Sherlock Holmes book Cover
David Stuart Davies and Barry Forshaw, consulting editors
Chronicles every case of the world's greatest detective and his assistant Dr Watson. The game is afoot and now you can discover every detail of Sherlock Holmes' world!
823.09 Doy Doyle, Arthur Conan
Book
Jan 15, 2016
Midnight in broad daylight : a Japanese American family caught between two worlds Cover
Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
The true story of a Japanese American family that found itself on opposite sides during World War II--an epic tale of family, separation, divided loyalties, love, reconciliation, loss, and redemption this is a riveting chronicle of U.S.-Japan relations and the Japanese experience in America. Alternating between American and Japanese perspectives, Midnight in Broad Daylight captures the uncertainty and intensity of those charged with the fighting as well as the deteriorating home front of Hiroshima, and provides a fresh look at the dropping of the first atomic bomb. Sakamoto has helped shape and set the standard for a new genre: trans-Pacific literature.
940.53 Sak
Book
Jan 29, 2016
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Michaela Haas
155.24 Haa
Hugh Acheson
641.5975 Ach
158.1 Cov
James Briscione
641.5 Bri
362.1028 Mac
Erin Coopey
641.6382 Coo
320.12 Mar
Lewis Howes
650.1 How
Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow
363.8 Mac
Robin Asbell
641.631 Asb
Teri Dunn Chace
Robert J Llewellyn, photography
581.467 Dun
Arne Nerjordet
Carlos Zachrison
746.432 Ner
Jamie Oliver
641.563 Oli
Alison Slater
Peter Massey
738.5 Mas
668.124 Cos
746.46 Har
the editors at America's Test Kitchen
641.5 Kit
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
700.19 Art
Valerie J. Frey
641.502 Fre
811.08 Ame
Nancie McDermott
641.813 McD
Michael Coveney
B Smi Smith, Maggie
Jo Langford
613.951 Lan
David Stuart Davies and Barry Forshaw, consulting editors
823.09 Doy Doyle, Arthur Conan
Alex Stupak
Jordana Rothman
641.84 Stu
Pamela Rotner Sakamoto
940.53 Sak
Bridget Moynahan
Wendy Goldberg
Chris Peterson
641.54 Moy