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03/03/2015 - 9:45am

The book of love : improvisations on a crazy little thing Cover
Roger Rosenblatt
Rosenblatt looks at love in all its themes and variations--romantic love, courtship, marriage, battle, heartbreak, fury, confusion, melancholy, beauty, delirium, ecstasy; love of lovers, family, friends, of country, of work, writing, solitude, of art; love of nature; love of life itself.
152.41 Ros
Book
Feb 4, 2015
I am not a slut : slut-shaming in the age of the Internet Cover
Leora Tanenbaum
The author explores the phenomenon of slut-shaming in the age of sexting, tweeting, and "liking." She shows that the sexual double standard is more dangerous than ever before and offers wisdom and strategies for alleviating its destructive effects on young women's lives. Tanenbaum offers fresh insight into the digital and face-to-face worlds young women inhabit, analyzes the coping mechanisms young women currently use, and points them in a new direction to eradicate slut-shaming for good.
305.23 Tan
Book
Feb 27, 2015
On war : the best military histories Cover
Rick Atkinson, Carlo D'Este, Max Hastings, James M. McPherson,
Allan Reed Millett, Tim O'Brien, Gerhard L. Weinberg
Collected here are key works by leading military historians, all recipients of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing--an award that honors writers whose work adds to the public's understanding of military history and the role played by the military in civil society. These authors and scholars demonstrate the numerous ways to write about military history.
355.009 On
Book
Feb 19, 2015
Our only world : ten essays Cover
Wendell Berry
In this new collection of ten essays, Berry confronts head-on the necessity of clear thinking and direct action. Never one to ignore the present challenge, he understands that only clearly stated questions support the understanding their answers require.
306.2 Ber
Book
Mar 3, 2015
The age of dignity : preparing for the elder boom in a changing America Cover
Ai-jen Poo
Ariane Conrad
By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of 85. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders. The process of building a culture that supports care is a key component to restoring the American dream, and will generate millions of new jobs and breath new life into our national ideals of independence, justice, and dignity. At the intersection of our aging population, the fraying safety net, and opportunities for women and immigrants in the workforce, The Age of Dignity maps an integrated set of solutions to address America's new demographic and economic realities.
362.6 Poo
Book
Feb 18, 2015
They know everything about you : how data-collecting corporations and snooping government agencies are destroying democracy Cover
Robert Scheer
Sara Beladi
In June 2013, the American people discovered that for a decade, they had traded their individual privacy for the sake of national security. The revelation that the federal government has full access to all phone records and the trove of presumably private personal data posted on the Internet has brought the threat of a surveillance society to the fore. The erosion of privacy rights extends beyond big government to big business. Scheer shows how our most intimate habits, from private correspondence, book pages read, and lists of friends and phone conversations have been seamlessly combined to create a detailed map of an individual's social and biological DNA.
323.448 Sch
Book
Mar 3, 2015
Alphabetical : how every letter tells a story Cover
Michael Rosen
How did we fix upon our twenty-six letters, what do they really mean, and how did we come to write them down in the first place? Michael Rosen takes you on an adventure through the history of the alphabet in twenty-six chapters, filled with anecdotes and facts. Each chapter takes on a different subject--whether it's codes, umlauts or the writing of dictionaries.
421.1 Ros
Book
Feb 17, 2015
Go outside and come back better : benefits from nature that everyone should know Cover
Ron Lizzi
Go Outside and Come Back Better is an inspirational travel essay woven through a landscape photography collection. Readers will discover nature's power to teach, inspire, and improve lives. Go Outside combines America's beautiful scenery with down-to-earth insight into how everyone--not just adventurers--can benefit from spending time in nature.
508.73 Liz
Book
Mar 3, 2015
This idea must die : scientific theories that are blocking progress Cover
John Brockman
The editor of This Explains Everything brings together 175 of the world's brilliant minds to tackle Edge.org's 2014 question. Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, challenges some of the world's greatest scientists, artists, and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our time. In 2014 he asked them to ponder: What scientific idea needs to be put aside in order to make room for new ideas to advance? The answers are as surprising as they are illuminating.
500 Thi
Book
Feb 26, 2015
But I could never go vegan! : 125 recipes that prove you can live without cheese, it's not all rabbit food, and your friends will still come over for dinner Cover
Kristy Turner
This book will banish your doubts about eating vegan. You will find you can get enough protein, fit in at a poluck, learn to love cauliflower, and enjoy pizza, nachos, brownies, and more.
641.5636 Tur
Book
Feb 10, 2015
Landscapes of change : innovative designs and reinvented sites Cover
Roxi Thoren
Landscape architecture projects have always begun with the site. The practice has changed so the projects now have to help connect neighborhoods, manage stormwater, cool urban centers, and provide wildlife habitats. Thoren examines how these new types of sites drive the design process and result in innovative and groundbreaking work that serve the needs of a wide variety of users. With twenty-six case studies from around the world.
712 Tho
Book
Feb 6, 2015
Real life paleo : 175 gluten-free recipes, meal ideas, and an easy 3-phased approach to lose weight & gain health Cover
Stacy Toth
Matthew McCarry
The authors provide you with all the tools you need to make the switch to a paleo lifestyle for good: over 175 delicious recipes, handy how-to section, 3-phased approach, guides to long-term success, and recipe indexes.
641.563 Tot
Book
Feb 11, 2015
Supermarket healthy : recipes & know-how for eating well without spending a lot Cover
Melissa D'Arabian with Raquel Pelzel
Melissa d'Arabian shows you how to make healthy meals for your whole family and still save lots of money and time, in a cookbook with 120 new dishes. Healthy eating can be easy, affordable, and achievable with everyday supermarket ingredients. Includes nutritional information with each recipe. If the secret to better health is better cooking at home, then Melissa's book is the ultimate toolkit for every home cook who wants to eat healthier and save money.
641.552 DAr
Book
Feb 4, 2015
Tasty : the art and science of what we eat Cover
John McQuaid
An investigation into the mysteries of flavor, from our ancestors' first bites to ongoing scientific advances in taste and today's "foodie" revolution.
664.07 McQ
Book
Feb 23, 2015
The light in the middle of the tunnel : harrowing but hopeful stories of Parkinson's family caregivers Cover
Susan Gangsei
When her husband was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease in 2000 and it was clear that she would be his major caregiver, Gangsei was overwhelmed with emotions. Scared, sad, guilty that she was angry at him, at the world, at God. Most of all, she felt alone. The Light in the Middle of the Tunnel is not a self-help book. It's a let-others-help-you book, in which caregivers share their distressing, sometimes overwhelming feelings, and their hard-won self-care skills and wisdom.
649.8 Gan
Book
Feb 12, 2015
The Tao of vegetable gardening : cultivating tomatoes, greens, peas, beans, squash, joy, and serenity Cover
Carol Deppe
Garden writer Carol Deppe explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. By focusing on some of the most popular home garden vegetables--tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens--Deppe illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop.
635 Dep
Book
Feb 26, 2015
The water-wise home : how to conserve, capture, and reuse water in your home and landscape Cover
Laura Allen
Create a water-wise home and landscape. Laura Allen, cofounder Greywater Action, will show how to design a rain garden, install a greywater system, construct a rainwater catchment system, and build a waterless composting toilet.
628.162 All
Book
Feb 25, 2015
This is what you just put in your mouth? : from eggnog to beef jerky, the surprising secrets of what's inside everyday products Cover
Patrick Di Justo
Di Justo takes a cold, hard, and funny look at the shocking, disgusting, and often dumbfounding ingredients found in everyday products, from Cool Whip and Tide Pods to Spam and Play-Doh. He schools us on product histories, label decoding, and the chemistry concepts behind everything from Midol to Hostess fruit pies.
664 Di J
Book
Feb 12, 2015
Uncovering happiness : overcoming depression with mindfulness and self-compassion Cover
Elisha Goldstein
Goldstein believes that the secret to overcoming depression and uncovering happiness is in harnessing our brain's own natural antidepressant power and ultimately creating a more resilient antidepressant brain. In seven simple steps, she shows you how to take back control of your mind, your mood, and your life.
616.8527 Gol
Book
Feb 25, 2015
Vitamania : our obsessive quest for nutritional perfection Cover
Catherine Price
The story of America's devotion to vitamins and how it keeps us from good health. We believe that vitamins are always beneficial and that the more we can get, the better. Experts do agree that the best way to get our nutrients is in the foods that naturally contain them. Vitamania reveals how our embrace of vitamins led to today's Wild West of dietary supplements and investigates the complicated psychological relationship we've developed with these thirteen mysterious chemicals. It challenges us to reevaluate our own beliefs and will change the way you think about food.
612.399 Pri
Book
Feb 26, 2015
What to bake & how to bake it Cover
Jane Hornby
What to Bake and How to Bake It is the ultimate cookbook for amateur bakers looking to master the classics and expand their repertoires. Each of the 50 delicious and accessible recipes is accompanied by photographs of the ingredients, a clear image of every step and a finished dish shot, ensuring foolproof results every time. Every element of the baker's craft is covered, from everyday cakes and cookies to special occasion breads and pastries.
641.815 Hor
Book
Feb 4, 2015
It's what I do : a photographer's life of love and war Cover
Lynsey Addario
War photographer Lynsey Addario's memoir It's What I Do is the story of how the relentless pursuit of truth, in virtually every major theater of war in the twenty-first century, has shaped her life. What she does, with clarity, beauty, and candor, is to document, often in their most extreme moments, the complex lives of others. It's her work, but it's much more than that: it's her singular calling.
779.092 Add
Book
Feb 11, 2015
Kitchenalia : furnishing and equipping your kitchen with flea market finds and period pieces Cover
Vinny Lee
Kitchenalia is a guide to putting together a unique and creative kitchen with reclaimed and reinvented surfaces, furniture, objects and equipment. Period pieces, whether farmhouse furniture, salvaged surfaces, vintage textiles or retro cooking utensils and gadgets, have a timeless integrity. Sourcing them from flea markets and antiques fairs is a unique and rewarding way to kit out a kitchen. This book presents all the elements you would want, and shows how to put them together in different interpretations of the look, from country to utilitarian, classic white to retro.
747.797 Lee
Book
Feb 25, 2015
The Matheny manifesto : a young manager's old-school views on success in sports and life Cover
Mike Matheny
Jerry B. Jenkins
Mike Matheny, manger of the St. Louis Cardinals since 2012, led the team to the postseason 3 times in his first 3 years. He may be as well known for his tough-love philosophy, expressed in a frank letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached. That letter contained his beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. Building on his original letter, he diagnoses the problem at the heart of youth sports and then offers a hopeful path forward.
796.357 Mat
Book
Feb 27, 2015
How to be a heroine ; or, What I've learned from reading too much Cover
Samantha Ellis
Playwright Samantha Ellis embarks on a retrospective look at the literary ladies--the characters and the writers--whom she has loved since childhood. From early obsessions with the March sisters to later idolizations of Sylvia Plath, Ellis evaluates how her heroines stack up today. Reflecting on the girls, the women, and the books that she loves the most, here a life-long reader explores how these heroines have shaped all of our lives.
809.9335 Ell
Book
Feb 18, 2015
The American experience in Vietnam : reflections on an era Cover
Boston Publishing Company
Updated for the fiftieth anniversary of the Vietnam War, this edition recounts the American experience of the Vietnam story to cover the fifty years that have now passed since the war began. It provides a modern perspective on the war and how the public views and remembers it a half-century later.
959.7043 Ame 2014
Book
Feb 25, 2015
The interstellar age : inside the forty-year Voyager mission Cover
Jim Bell
The Voyager spacecraft are our farthest-flung emissaries--11.3 billion miles away from the crew who built and still operate them, decades since their launch. Voyager 1 left the solar system in 2012; Voyager 2, will do so in 2015. The journey began in 1977 as a grand tour beyond the moon, beyond Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn, and maybe even into interstellar space. The fact that it actually happened makes this humanity's greatest space mission.
919.9204 Bel
Book
Feb 26, 2015
Wide-open world : how volunteering around the globe changed one family's lives forever Cover
John Marshall
Wide-Open World follows the Marshall family as they volunteer their way around the globe--voluntourism. To get out of a rut and reconnect with his family, John dreamed of a trip around the world; to make it work the family would volunteer their time and energy to others in far-flung locales. The six months changed the Marshall family forever. It gave the Marshalls a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to conquer personal fears, strengthen family bonds, and find their true selves by helping those in need. John and his family did not change the world. It was the world that changed them.
910.41 Mar
Book
Feb 10, 2015
Stevie Nicks : visions, dreams & rumours Cover
Zoë Howe
Lyrical visionary, style icon, and one fifth of megaband Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks is one of the most recognizable figures in rock 'n' roll history. With gold and platinum solo albums, she has enjoyed the ultimate in rock 'n' roll success as a recording artist--but this charmed life has come as a result of hard graft, self-belief, and a devotion to creativity above all; her's has been a journey of intense highs and lows.
B Nic Nicks, Stevie
Book
Feb 13, 2015
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Roger Rosenblatt
152.41 Ros
Carol Deppe
635 Dep
Leora Tanenbaum
305.23 Tan
Laura Allen
628.162 All
Rick Atkinson, Carlo D'Este, Max Hastings, James M. McPherson,
Allan Reed Millett, Tim O'Brien, Gerhard L. Weinberg
355.009 On
Patrick Di Justo
664 Di J
Wendell Berry
306.2 Ber
Elisha Goldstein
616.8527 Gol
Ai-jen Poo
Ariane Conrad
362.6 Poo
Catherine Price
612.399 Pri
Robert Scheer
Sara Beladi
323.448 Sch
Jane Hornby
641.815 Hor
Michael Rosen
421.1 Ros
Lynsey Addario
779.092 Add
Ron Lizzi
508.73 Liz
Vinny Lee
747.797 Lee
John Brockman
500 Thi
Mike Matheny
Jerry B. Jenkins
796.357 Mat
Kristy Turner
641.5636 Tur
Samantha Ellis
809.9335 Ell
Roxi Thoren
712 Tho
Boston Publishing Company
959.7043 Ame 2014
Stacy Toth
Matthew McCarry
641.563 Tot
Jim Bell
919.9204 Bel
Melissa D'Arabian with Raquel Pelzel
641.552 DAr
John Marshall
910.41 Mar
John McQuaid
664.07 McQ
Zoë Howe
B Nic Nicks, Stevie
Susan Gangsei
649.8 Gan