New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

September 24, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cattastic crafts : DIY projects for cats and cat people

September 23, 2016
Ishikawa, Mariko, author.
Salem, MA : Zakka Workshop, 2016.
104 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Japanese language by Boutique-Sha, Tokyo, Japan."--Title page verso.

The Globe guide to Shakespeare : the plays, the productions, the life

September 23, 2016
Dickson, Andrew, 1979- author.
©2016
xvi, 700 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"An earlier version of this book was published as The rough guide to Shakespeare"--Title page verso.

Big knits big needles

September 23, 2016
Impelen, Helgrid van, author.
New York, New York : DK Publishing, [2016]
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Daring & disruptive : unleashing the entrepreneur

September 23, 2016
Messenger, Lisa, author.
©2014.
xvi, 199 pages ; 22 cm
Believe -- Fear.less. -- Know your "why" -- Fail fast -- Dream big, dream often -- Culture up -- Invest in you -- Leverage it all -- Disrupt -- Do good -- Now go.
"Vibrant, game-changing CEO Lisa Messenger shares an insightful account of her rollercoaster ride as the creator and founder of the globally popular Collective Hub, the hip magazine of inspiration for disrupters and innovators of all stripes--with bold ideas on how you can stay on track and remain true to whatever your passion may be. Speaking to the new generation of innovators, game changers, and disrupters who want to succeed in a fast changing and often vexing world, Daring and Disruptive: Unleashing the Entrepreneur is a personal and honest chronicle of Lisa Messenger's various business endeavors, including her shrewd launch of her innovative entrepreneurial magazine, Collective Hub. Exuding honesty and energy, Lisa blends these wonderfully insightful stories with important business lessons she has learned along the way, such as how she empowered herself in ways that helped her harness her creativity, disrupt the system, and be fearless in all of her endeavors. Inspiring as well as instructive, Messenger's book offers up other big-think insights such as: -Invest in yourself -Know your "why"--Realize that failure is another word for experience -Break free of the traditional thinking around what a career should look like Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, corporate ladder-climber, or a seasoned business owner, Daring and Disruptive is a powerful and practical guide that can help you dig deep, stay on message, and stay true to your ideas in challenging times (so if you're thrown to the wolves, you'll have the strength to come out leading the pack)"-- Provided by publisher.

Reading the silver screen : a film lover's guide to decoding the art form that moves

September 23, 2016
Foster, Thomas C., author.
New York : Harper Perennial, 2016.
xlvii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Seeing is believing -- The camera does the thinking for us -- Shot, scene, sequence! -- Silence is golden -- In between the dark and the light -- Image is everything -- Near and far -- Art without color -- What happens during popcorn time -- Whose story is it? And what's his story? -- How many heads--and where are they? -- In the frame -- Highly generic -- Novels into films -- Movie magic -- You can't step into the same movies twice -- Listen to the music -- Figuratively speaking -- Masters of all that they survey -- Put it to the test.
"No art form is as instantly and continuously gratifying as film. When the house lights go down and the lion roars, we settle in to be shocked, frightened, elated, moved, and thrilled. We expect magic. While we're being exhilarated and terrified, our minds are also processing data of all sorts--visual, linguistic, auditory, spatial--to collaborate in the construction of meaning. Thomas C. Foster's Reading the Silver Screen will show movie buffs, students of film, and even aspiring screenwriters and directors how to transition from merely being viewers to becoming accomplished readers of this great medium. Beginning with the grammar of film, Foster demonstrates how every art form has a grammar, a set of practices and if-then propositions that amount to rules. He goes on to explain how the language of film enables movies to communicate the purpose behind their stories and the messages they are striving to convey to audiences by following and occasionally breaking these rules. In Reading the Silver Screen, readers will gain the expertise and confidence to glean all they can from the movies they love,"--Amazon.com.

The well-tempered city : what modern science, ancient civilizations, and human nature teach us about the future of urban life

September 23, 2016
Rose, Jonathan F. P., author.
New York, NY : Harper Wave, 2016.
xiii, 463 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Coherence -- The metropolitan tide -- Planning for growth -- Sprawl and its discontents -- The dynamically balancing city -- Circularity -- The metabolism of cities -- Water is a terrible thing to waste -- Resilience -- Natural infrastructure -- Green buildings, green urbanism -- Community -- Creating communities of opportunity -- The cognitive ecology of opportunity -- Prosperity, equality, and happiness -- Compassion -- Entwinement.
"A visionary in responsible urban development and renewal presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the development of cities from the beginning of civilization to the present, revealing the conditions that gave rise to the happiest communities, and the qualities that define them,"--NoveList.

Whole : how I learned to fill the fragments of my life with forgiveness, hope, strength, and creativity : a guide to self-repair

September 23, 2016
Moore, Melissa G. (Melissa Grace), author.
©2016
xiii, 241 pages ; 24 cm
Watch the storm : the wisdom of inaction -- Heal your heart : the palce your voice resides -- Open your mind : positive expansion -- Leverage your power : heroic action -- Elevate your spirit : motivation is all around.
"When Melissa Moore was 13 years old, her father said to her, 'I know how to kill someone and get away with it.' At the time she chalked it up to his love of detective novels, but it didn't change the fact that her father had always been someone who made her anxious. Two years later, in 1995, Melissa's father was arrested for the murder of 8 women over a period of 5 years; he was the serial killer known nationally as The Happy Face Killer. The pain, trauma, and shame that followed her father's conviction could have left irreparable damage, but Melissa, now the host of LMN's Monster in My Family, has spent the following decades pursuing a path of healing"-- Provided by publisher.

A house by the sea

September 23, 2016
Williams, Bunny, 1944-
©2016
255 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
How it happened -- Planning and building -- Architecture, Gil Schafer III -- Designing and decorating -- Collections, Angus Wilkie -- Entertaining -- Eating at La Colina, Jane Garmey -- Creating the gardens -- A stroll in the gardens, Page Dickey -- The soul of the house -- Friends, Roxana Robinson -- Reflections, Christian Brechneff.
This new book invites readers to explore La Colina, Williams's lovely Caribbean retreat tucked into lush, tropical gardens by the sea. The book explores every facet of the property--from outdoor rooms and garden plantings and design to the delightful, island-living luxury of the villa's interiors, furnishings, and collections. Woven into each chapter are essays written by friends who have visited the property: Gil Schafer details the villa's architecture; Page Dickey tours the gardens; Roxana Robinson offers a peek at a weekend stay; Angus Wilkie discusses the delights of collecting; and Jane Garmey revels in the pleasures of cooking, food, and friends.

Majesty and glory : synagogues in the Land of Israel

September 23, 2016
Gellis, Israel.
Jerusalem : Carta, 2011.
237 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm

Edible wild plants of eastern and central North America

September 23, 2016
Peterson, Lee.
Norwalk, Conn : Easton Press, [1985]
xiii, 330 pages 15 leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
Sponsored by the National Audubon Society and the National Wildlife Federation.
Includes index.

Goldilocks and the three little pigs

September 23, 2016
Johnson, Paul, 1943- artist.
[England] : Paul Johnson, 2015
1 volume (unpaged) : all color illustrations ; 33 cm
Title from back cover.
Accordion-folded multi-colored panel artists' book made with fabric dyes on pastel water color paper. Contains a three-dimensional structure with a narrative on separate panels.
"I make unique pop-up books using watercolor paper, colored with industrial textile dyes. This book took about six weeks to make and went through ten different stages from design to completion. I like fusing traditional story characters together and see where this leads me."--Artist's description.

The Antique Trader antiques & collectibles price guide.

September 22, 2016
Dubuque, Iowa : Babka Pub. Co.
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Imprint varies: <2006-2017> Iola, WI : Krause Publications.

Scotland.

September 22, 2016
Harrow, Middlesex : Michelin Tyre Public Ltd. Co.,
v. : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <1989-1998> Michelin ; <2001-2016> The Green guide.

Fodor's ... Costa Rica.

September 22, 2016
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 23 cm.
"The complete guide with wildlife reserves, rain forests, beaches and trips to Panama"--Cover.

Frommer's ... Hawaii.

September 22, 2016
New York, NY : Macmillan,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

Rick Steves' Rome.

September 22, 2016
Santa Fe, N.M. : John Muir Publications,
v. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Imprint varies: <2014-2017> Berkeley, CA : Avalon Travel.

Walking London : the best of the city.

September 22, 2016
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic,, 2012-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 19 cm.

Senior moments : looking back, looking ahead

September 22, 2016
Spiegelman, Willard, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
xiii, 190 pages ; 22 cm
Preface -- Talk -- Dallas -- Japan -- Manhattan -- Books -- Art -- Nostalgia -- Quiet.
"Drawing on more than six decades' worth of lessons from his storied career as a writer and professor, Willard Spiegelman reflects with candid humor and sophistication on growing old."-- Provided by publisher.

Aphrodite and the rabbis : how the Jews adapted Roman culture to create Judaism as we know it

September 22, 2016
Visotzky, Burton L.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
245 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Greek, Roman, Hellenist. Jew -- Like a fish out of water? : stories of Judaism in historical context -- Judaisms of the Oikoumene : who were the Jews in the Roman world? -- Esau, Edom, Rome : what did the rabbis really say about the Romans? -- Rabbis learn the three Rs : reading, writing, and Roman rhetoric -- How many languages does a Jew need to know? -- Love of wisdom and love of law : in pursuit of philosophy and justice -- History where it happened -- The handwriting on the wall (and the floor and ceiling) : Roman Jewish art -- From temple cult to Roman culture.
"Hard to believe but true: - The Passover Seder is a Greco-Roman symposium banquet - The Talmud rabbis presented themselves as Stoic philosophers - Synagogue buildings were Roman basilicas - Hellenistic rhetoric professors educated sons of well-to-do Jews - Zeus-Helios is depicted in synagogue mosaics across ancient Israel - The Jewish courts were named after the Roman political institution, the Sanhedrin - In Israel there were synagogues where the prayers were recited in Greek. Historians have long debated the (re)birth of Judaism in the wake of the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple cult by the Romans in 70 CE. What replaced that sacrificial cult was at once something new-indebted to the very culture of the Roman overlords-even as it also sought to preserve what little it could of the old Israelite religion. The Greco-Roman culture in which rabbinic Judaism grew in the first five centuries of the Common Era nurtured the development of Judaism as we still know and celebrate it today. Arguing that its transformation from a Jerusalem-centered cult to a world religion was made possible by the Roman Empire, Rabbi Burton Visotzky presents Judaism as a distinctly Roman religion. Full of fascinating detail from the daily life and culture of Jewish communities across the Hellenistic world, Aphrodite and the Rabbis will appeal to anyone interested in the development of Judaism, religion, history, art and architecture. "-- Provided by publisher.

I'm judging you : the do-better manual

September 22, 2016
Ajayi, Luvvie, author.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2016.
viii, 241 pages ; 21 cm
"A Holt paperback."
LIFE -- Gosh, you're the worst -- Why must you suck at friendship? -- When baehood goes bad -- Under the knife -- Weight a minute -- Don't be a pigpen -- CULTURE -- Racism is for assholes -- The privilege principle -- Zamunda is not a country. Neither is Africa. -- Rape culture is real and it sucks -- Nobody wins at the feminism Olympics -- Homophobia is geigh -- #FixItJesus #BindItBuddha #AmendItAllah -- SOCIAL MEDIA -- #Hashtage #I #Hate #Your #Hashtag #Abuse -- Your Facebook is my favorite soap opera -- For shame: get some eBehavior -- Dumbed-down news -- How to succeed at business failure -- Real Gs move in silence -- FAME -- About microwave fame -- So you're kind of a big deal on the internet -- On sex tapes -- The unreal world.
"With over 500,000 readers a month at her enormously popular blog, AwesomelyLuvvie.com, Luvvie Ajayi is a go-to source for smart takes on pop culture. I'm Judging You is her debut book of humorous essays that dissects our cultural obsessions and calls out bad behavior in our increasingly digital, connected lives--from the importance of the newest Shonda Rhimes television drama to serious discussions of race and media representation to what to do about your fool cousin sharing casket pictures from Grandma's wake on Facebook. With a lighthearted, razor sharp wit and a unique perspective, I'm Judging You is the handbook the world needs, doling out the hard truths and a road map for bringing some "act right" into our lives, social media, and popular culture. It is the Do-Better Manual"-- Provided by publisher.

Sun moon Earth : the history of solar eclipses from omens of doom to Einstein and exoplanets

September 22, 2016
Nordgren, Tyler E. (Tyler Eugene), 1969- author.
©2016
xiii, 239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
A Day with Two Dawns and Midnight at Noon -- Two Worlds One Sun -- Shadows Across a Sea of Stars -- As Below, So Above -- The Eclipse That Changed the World -- Saros Siblings -- The Great American Eclipse and Beyond -- The Last Total Eclipse.
"On August 21, 2017, more than ten million Americans will experience an awe-inspiring phenomenon: the first total eclipse of the sun in America in almost forty years. In Sun Moon Earth, astronomer Tyler Nordgren illustrates how this most seemingly unnatural of natural phenomena was transformed from a fearsome omen to a tourist attraction. From the astrologers of ancient China and Babylon to the high priests of the Maya, Sun Moon Earth takes us around the world to show how different cultures interpreted these dramatic events. Greek philosophers discovered eclipses' cause and used them to measure their world and the cosmos beyond. Victorian-era scientists mounted eclipse expeditions during the age of globe-spanning empires. And modern-day physicists continue to use eclipses to confirm Einstein's theory of relativity. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, Sun Moon Earth is the ideal guide for all eclipse watchers and star gazers alike,"--Amazon.com.

The Jane Austen Writers' Club : inspiration and advice from the world's best-loved novelist

September 22, 2016
Smith, Rebecca, 1966- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
xii, 336 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Plan of a novel : planning, plotting and getting started -- 'Intricate characters are the most amusing' : creating and developing your characters -- Building the village of your story : creating and utilizing your setting -- A fine pair of eyes : point of view -- Light, bright and sparkling : writing dialogue -- Secrets and suspense : Jane Austen's recipe and method for a suspenseful novel -- In Jane Austen's pocket : techniques and devices of the great author -- 'And what is fifty miles of good road?' : making use of journeys (and staying at home) in your work -- 'You know how interesting the purchase of a sponge-cake is to me' : using food and meals in your writing -- Joints of mutton and doses of rhubarb : about the writing life, not food.
"Pretty much anything anyone needs to know about writing can be learned from Jane Austen. While creative writing manuals tend to use examples from twentieth- and twenty-first-century writers, The Jane Austen Writers' Club is the first to look at the methods and devices used by the world's most beloved novelist."--Amazon.com.

The Latinos of Asia : how Filipino Americans break the rules of race

September 22, 2016
Ocampo, Anthony Christian, 1981- author.
Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2016]
257 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The puzzling case of Filipino Americans -- Colonial legacies -- Suburban ethnicity -- The Latinos of Asia -- Getting schooled on race -- "Filipinos aren't Asian" and other lessons from college -- Racial dilemmas -- Panethnic possibilities.
Is race only about the color of your skin? In The Latinos of Asia, Anthony Christian Ocampo shows that what "color" you are depends largely on your social context. Filipino Americans, for example, helped establish the Asian American movement and are classified by the U.S. Census as Asian. But the legacy of Spanish colonialism in the Philippines means that they share many cultural characteristics with Latinos, such as last names, religion, and language. Thus, Filipinos' "color"&#x;their sense of connection with other racial groups&#x;changes depending on their social context.The Filipino story demonstrates how immigration is changing the way people negotiate race, particularly in cities like Los Angeles where Latinos and Asians now constitute a collective majority. Amplifying their voices, Ocampo illustrates how second-generation Filipino Americans' racial identities change depending on the communities they grow up in, the schools they attend, and the people they befriend. Ultimately, The Latinos of Asia offers a window into both the racial consciousness of everyday people and the changing racial landscape of American society. -- Provided by publisher.

Double vision quilts : simply layer shapes & color for richly complex curved designs

September 22, 2016
Smith, Louisa L., 1943- author.
Lafayette, California : C&T Publishing, [2016]
95 pages : color illustrations 28 cm

Vern Yip's design wise : your smart guide to a beautiful home

September 22, 2016
Yip, Vern.
©2016
286 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
A winding road to design -- The elements of smart design. Design by the numbers : critical dimensions for transformative spaces ; Shop smart : what you need to know before you buy -- Pulling it all together : making a room your own : how to create the perfect setting -- A sense of place. Southern comfort ; Modern Manhattan ; Sea escape -- Appendix. At-a-glance cheat sheets.
Have you ever wondered exactly how high to hang your artwork? How about the light fixture over your dining table? Do you know how to ideally size a rug for any room, or the best way to arrange your furniture? Trusted designer Vern Yip answers these questions, and more, by revealing the right formulas and measurements that can make any room feel just "right." And once you know these key design principles, you're free to confidently create a home that uniquely celebrates your needs and style. Vern shares his favorite insider tips, and opens his doors to show how he's made them work in his own beloved homes. Vern Yip's Design Wise provides both the inspiration and the clear, essential guidelines you need to create a home that perfectly reflects you.

The universe has your back : transform fear to faith

September 22, 2016
Bernstein, Gabrielle, author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2016.
182 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"In her latest book, The Universe Has Your Back,New York Times best-selling author Gabrielle Bernstein teaches readers how to transform their fear into faith in order to live a divinely guided life."-- Provided by publisher.

Rules and regulations for manning of vessels.

September 22, 2016
United States. Coast Guard.
[Washington] : U.S. Coast Guard
v. ; 23 cm.
Issued as CG-268.
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room (Nov. 19, 1952) has original printed wrappers.
"Regulations in this pamphlet ... are contained in the Code of federal regulations, Title 46--Shipping, Chapter I, Subchapter P--Manning of vessels, Part 157."

Diabetes meal planning made easy

September 22, 2016
Warshaw, Hope S., 1954-
Alexandria : American Diabetes Association, [2016]
x, 329 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Photographer's market.

September 21, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books.
v. ; 24 cm.
Publisher varies: <2011-2017> North Light Books.

Novel & short story writer's market.

September 21, 2016
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books,
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.

Birnbaum's Walt Disney World.

September 21, 2016
[New York] : Avon Books & Hearst Professional magazines, Inc.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
Includes: Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios and Disney's Animal Kingdom
"The official guide"--Cover.

Birnbaum's Disneyland Resort.

September 21, 2016
New York : Disney Editions and Hearst Business Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 26 cm.
Includes: Disney's California Adventure.
"The official guide."

The Rough guide to Cyprus.

September 21, 2016
London : Rough Guides, 2013-
volumes : bcol. illustrations, maps (some color) ; 20 cm
Volumes for <2016>- written and researched by Jos Simon.

Frommer's Ireland.

September 21, 2016
New York, NY : Macmillan,
v. : col. ill., maps (some col.) ; 22 cm.
Imprint varies: <2001-2003> Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide, Inc. ; 2004-<2012> Wiley Publishing Inc. ; <2015-2017> Frommer Media, LLC

Where am I now? : true stories of girlhood and accidental fame

September 21, 2016
Wilson, Mara, author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2016]
259 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The junior anti-sex league -- Elementary existentialism -- The "C" word -- A letter -- Goddess Oracle -- Patterns -- I think I'm alone now -- National EnChoirer -- The Matilda-Whore complex -- Writing Robin -- WGAS Live from Brooklyn.
""Growing up, I wanted to BE Mara Wilson. Where Am I Now? is a delight."--Ilana Glazer, cocreator and star of Broad City "Genuine and authentic, funny and heartbreaking, Where Am I Now? reminds you that no matter how unique your life is, some things bind us all together." --Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy A former child actress best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the onlykid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl. Tackling everything fromwhat she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place, to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer "cute" enough for Hollywood, these essays chart her journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. They also illuminate universal struggles, like navigating love and loss, and figuring out who you are and where you belong. Honest, insightful, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up young and female"-- Provided by publisher.

Blood brother : Jonathan Daniels and his sacrifice for civil rights

September 21, 2016
Wallace, Rich, author.
©2016
352 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Crossing boundaries -- Behind the eight ball -- Military interference -- Quietly frantic -- Bloody Sunday -- Open hostility -- Higher stakes -- A life in danger -- Segregated worship -- Bloody Lowndes -- Stripped of color -- No back doors -- Jailed -- An eerie quiet -- Saying goodbye -- The Coleman trial -- The southern way -- Jonathan's revolution -- Epilogue: a life continues -- A note from the authors -- The ears have it: a note on our research -- Timeline -- Bibliography -- For further information -- Source notes -- Index.
"Jonathan Daniels, a white seminary student from New Hampshire, traveled to Selma, Alabama, in 1965 to help with voter registration of black residents. After the voting rights marches, he remained in Alabama, in the area known as Bloody Lowndes, an extremely dangerous area for white freedom fighters, to assist civil rights workers. Five months later, Jonathan Daniels was shot and killed while saving the life of Ruby Sales, a black teenager. Through Daniels' poignant letters, papers, photographs, and taped interviews, authors Rich Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace explore what led Daniels to the moment of his death, the trial of his murderer, and how these events helped reshape both the legal and political climate of Lowndes County and the nation."--Publisher's website.

The happy bicycle : make 15 stylish bike accessories with Hemma Design

September 21, 2016
McGee, Kathy, 1965-
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2014]
128 pages ; 24 cm + 2 folded sheets of patterns (66cm x 46cm folded to 16.5cm x 23cm)
Farmer's market ride -- Olga bicycle tote -- Lydia bicycle seat cover -- Ulla bicycle bells -- Flower, ladybug, bumblebee -- Workday ride -- Frida handlebar lunch bag -- Jordis crossbar clutch -- Hilde rainy-day helmet cover -- Shady path ride -- Hanna bicycle rack picnic basket -- Petra handle streamers -- Berit bicycle skirt guard -- Weekend out-and-about ride -- Trude quilted seat bag -- Greta handlebar basket -- Birgitta bell-bottom jeans cincher -- Chilly day ride -- Astrid hand-knit helmet cover -- Gudrun hand-knit handle cozies -- Magdelena quilted panniers.
A collection of 15 bicycle accessories that are functional and fun. Irresistibly charming, this book offers full-size patterns and step-by-step instructions for helmet covers, totes, embellished bells, baskets, and more.

Simple bicycle repair : bicycle maintenance and repair made easy

September 21, 2016
Van der Plas, Rob, 1938- author.
San Francisco, CA : Cycle Publishing/Van der Plas Publications, 2015.
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Know your bicycle -- The tools to use -- Basic mainteance procedures -- Preventive maintenance -- Wheel removal & installation -- Tire maintenance -- Wheel maintenance -- Drivetrain maintenance -- Derailleur gear maintenance -- Hub gear maintenance -- Rim brake maintenance -- Maintenance of other brakes -- Steering system maintenance -- Frame & fork maintenance -- Seat maintenance -- Suspension maintenance -- Accessory maintenance -- E-bike maintenance -- Appendix.
Fully updated and expanded edition of this easy-to-use repair manual. Whether you are an experienced cyclist or a novice, you will have more fun riding your bike if you can count on it not to break down - and if you can fix it when it does. That is what this book will help you achieve. In very simple terms and with step-by-step full colour illustrations, it explains the most common maintenance and repair jobs - in the workshop and on the roadside.

Utopia is creepy : and other provocations

September 21, 2016
Carr, Nicholas G., 1959- author.
©2016
xxii, 360 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: Silicon Valley days -- Utopia is creepy: the best of Rough Type. The amorality of web 2.0 ; MySpace's vacancy ; The serendipity machine ; California kings ; The Wikipedian crackup ; Excuse me while I blog ; The metabolic thing ; Big trouble in Second Life ; Look at you! ; Digital sharecropping ; Steve's devices ; Twitter dot dash ; Ghosts in the code ; Go Ask Alice's avatar ; Long player ; Should the net forget? ; The means of creativity ; Vampires ; Behind the hedgerow, eating garbage ; The social graft ; Sexbot aces Turing test ; Looking into a see-through world ; Gilligan's web ; Complete control ; Everything that digitizes must converge ; Resurrection ; Rock-by-number ; Raising the virtual child ; The iPad Luddites ; Nowness ; Charlie bit my cognitive surplus ; Making sharing safe for capitalists ; The quality of allusion is not Google ; Situational overload and ambient overload ; Grand Theft attention ; Memory is the gravity of mind ; The medium is McLuhan ; Facebook's business model ; Utopia is creepy ; Spinelessness ; Future gothic ; The hierarchy of innovation ; Rip, mix, burn, read ; Live fast, die young, and leave a beautiful hologram ; Online, offline, and the line between ; Google Glass and Claude Glass ; Burning down the schoolhouse ; The ennui of the intelligent machine ; Reflections ; Will Gutenberg laugh last? ; The searchers ; Eternal sunshine of the spotless AI ; Max Levchin has plans for us ; Evgeny's little problem ; The shortest conversation between two points ; Home away from home ; Charcoal, shale, cotton, tangerine, sky ; Slumming with Buddha ; The quantified self at work ; My computer, my doppeltweeter ; Underwearables ; The bus ; The myth of the endless ladder ; The loom of the self ; Technology below and beyond ; Outsourcing Dad ; Taking measurement's measure ; Smartphones are hot ; Desperate scrapbookers ; Out of control ; Our algorithms, ourselves ; Twilight of the idylls ; The illusion of knowledge ; Wind-fucking ; The seconds are just packed ; Music is the universal lubricant ; Toward a unified theory of love ; <3s and minds ; In the kingdom of the bored, the one-armed bandit is king -- Theses in tweetform -- The eunuch's children: essays and reviews. Flame and filament ; Is Google making us stupid? ; Screaming for quiet ; The dreams of readers ; Life, liberty, and the pursuit of privacy ; Hooked ; Mother Google ; The library of utopia ; The boys of Mountain View ; The eunuch's children ; Past-tense Pop ; The love that lays the swale in rows ; The Snapchat candidate ; Why robots will always need us ; Lost in the cloud ; The Daedalus mission.
"A freewheeling, sharp-shooting indictment of our tech-besotted culture by the Pulitzer Prize finalist. Over the past dozen years, Nicholas Carr has made his name as an agenda-setting writer on our complicated relationship with technology. Gathering posts from his blog Rough Type as well as seminal pieces published in The Atlantic, the MIT Technology Review, and the Wall Street Journal, he now provides an alternative history of the digital age, chronicling its roller-coaster crazes and crashes (remember MySpace or Second Life?). Ground-breaking essays such as 'Is Google Making Us Stupid?' and 'Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Privacy' dissect the logic behind Silicon Valley's 'liberation mythology,' laying bare how technology has both enriched and imprisoned us-- sometimes at the same time. A forward-looking new essay rounds out the collection. With searching assessments of topics from the future of work and play to free choice and the fate of reading, Carr once again challenges us to see our world anew"--Provided by publisher.

Play anything : the pleasure of limits, the uses of boredom, and the secret of games

September 21, 2016
Bogost, Ian, author.
©2016
266 pages ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Preface: Life is not a game -- 1. Everywhere, playgrounds -- 2. Ironoia, the mistrust of things -- 3. Fun isn't pleasure, it's novelty -- 4. Play is in things, not in you -- 5. From restraint to constraint -- 6. The pleasure of limits -- 7. The opposite of happiness -- Conclusion: Living with things.
Life is boring: filled with meetings and traffic, errands and emails. Nothing we'd ever call fun. But what if we've gotten fun wrong? In Play Anything, visionary game designer and philosopher Ian Bogost shows how we can overcome our daily anxiety; transforming the boring, ordinary world around us into one of endless, playful possibilities. The key to this playful mindset lies in discovering the secret truth of fun and games. Play Anything, reveals that games appeal to us not because they are fun, but because they set limitations. Soccer wouldn't be soccer if it wasn't composed of two teams of eleven players using only their feet, heads, and torsos to get a ball into a goal; Tetris wouldn't be Tetris without falling pieces in characteristic shapes. Such rules seem needless, arbitrary, and difficult. Yet it is the limitations that make games enjoyable, just like it's the hard things in life that give it meaning. Play is what happens when we accept these limitations, narrow our focus, and, consequently, have fun. Which is also how to live a good life. Manipulating a soccer ball into a goal is no different than treating ordinary circumstances- like grocery shopping, lawn mowing, and making PowerPoints-as sources for meaning and joy. We can "play anything" by filling our days with attention and discipline, devotion and love for the world as it really is, beyond our desires and fears. Ranging from Internet culture to moral philosophy, ancient poetry to modern consumerism, Bogost shows us how today's chaotic world can only be tamed-and enjoyed-when we first impose boundaries on ourselves"--Provided by publisher.

Taste & technique : recipes to elevate your home cooking

September 21, 2016
Pomeroy, Naomi, author.
Berkeley : Ten Speed Press, [2016]
xiii, 385 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Sauces -- Starters -- Soups -- Salads -- Vegetables -- Eggs -- Seafood -- Poultry -- Pork -- Beef -- Lamb -- Desserts -- Pantry.
"James Beard Award-winning and self-made chef Naomi Pomeroy's debut cookbook, featuring nearly 140 lesson-driven recipes designed to improve the home cook's understanding of professional techniques and flavor combinations in order to produce simple, but show-stopping meals,"--Amazon.com.

Vietnam : a new history

September 21, 2016
Goscha, Christopher E., author.
©2016
553 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
The many different Vietnams -- Northern configurations -- A divided house and a French imperial meridian? -- Altered states -- Rethinking Vietnam -- The failure of colonial republicanism -- Colonial society and economy -- Contesting empire and nation-states -- States of war -- Internationalized states of war -- A tale of two republics -- Towards one Vietnam -- Cultural change in the long twentieth century -- The tragedy and the rise of modern Vietnam -- Vietnam from beyond the red river -- Authoritarianism, republicanism, and political change.
"Christopher Goscha's Vietnam: A New History tells the story of this fascinating and complex country on its own terms, emphasizing the contingency that characterizes Vietnam's history and the diversity of its people, polities, geography, and experiences as both colonized and colonizers"-- Provided by publisher.

What the f : what swearing reveals about our language, our brains, and ourselves

September 21, 2016
Bergen, Benjamin K., author.
©2016
vii, 271 pages : charts, illustrations ; 25 cm
Holy, fucking, shit, nigger -- What makes a four-letter word? -- One finger is worth a thousand words -- The holy priest with the vulgar tongue -- The day the Pope dropped the c-bomb -- Fucking grammar -- How cock lost its feathers -- Little Samoan potty mouths -- Fragile little minds -- The $100,000 word -- The paradox of profanity.
"Everyone swears. Only the rare individual can avoid ever letting slip an expletive. And yet, we ban the words from television and insist that polite people excise them from their vocabularies. That's a fucking shame. Not only is swearing colorful, fun, and often powerfully apt, as linguist and cognitive scientist Benjamin K. Bergen shows us, the study of it can provide a new window onto how our brains process language."-- Provided by publisher.

When in French : love in a second language

September 21, 2016
Collins, Lauren (Journalist)
New York : Penguin Press, 2016.
243 pages ; 24 cm
The past perfect: le plus-que-parfait -- The imperfect: l'imparfait -- The past: le passé composé -- the present: le présent -- The conditional: le conditionnel -- The subjunctive: le subjonctif -- The future: le futur.
"When New Yorker staff writer Lauren Collins moves to Geneva, Switzerland, she decides to learn French--not just to be able to go about her day-to-day life, but in order to be closer to her French husband and his family. When in French is at once a hilarious and idiosyncratic memoir about the things we do for love, and an exploration across cultures and history into how we learn languages, and what they say about who we are"-- Provided by publisher.

When Paris sizzled : the 1920s Paris of Hemingway, Chanel, Cocteau, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, and their friends

September 21, 2016
McAuliffe, Mary Sperling, 1943- author.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xii, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Map of Paris, 1918-1929 -- Out of darkness (1918) -- Going forward (1918-1919) -- Versailles and victory (1919) -- Making way for the new (1919-1920) -- Les années folles (1920) -- Weddings, breakups, and other affairs (1921) -- The lost generation (1922) -- A death in Paris (1923) -- Americans in Paris (1924) -- You've come a long way from St. Louis (1925) -- All that jazz (1926) -- Sophisticated lady (1927) -- Cocktails, Darling? (1928) -- The bubble bursts (1929).
"With rich illustrations and evocative narrative, McAuliffe portrays Paris during the fabulous 1920s, when art and architecture, music, literature, fashion, entertainment, transportation, and behavior all took dramatically new forms"--Provided by publisher.

Redwork blizzard buddies

September 21, 2016
Krush, Pearl Louise, author.
Berne, IN : Annie's, [2016]
48 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm.
Cover title.
"10 uniqued redwork projects to stitch and quilt"--Cover.
Tea towels -- Wall hangings -- Table runner -- Table topper -- Pot holders -- Blizzard buddies quilt -- Meet the designer -- General instructions.

Make precut quilts : 10 dazzling projects to sew.

September 21, 2016
Lafayette, CA : C & T Publishing, [2016]
40 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Quilting with precuts is easy, fast, and fun! Feature your favorite fabric collection in these 10 precut-friendly designs using charm packs, layers cakes, and jelly roll strips. The versatile patterns from top designers work with a variety of prints and solids, and beginner and intermediate quilters will love the bright and friendly designs. This value-packed book is perfect for anyone who wants to jump straight into sewing!"--Publisher's description.

Attending others : a doctor's education in bodies and words

September 21, 2016
Volck, Brian, 1959-
©2016
xiii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

The dream of reason : a history of western philosophy from the Greeks to the Renaissance

September 21, 2016
Gottlieb, Anthony, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2016.
xiii, 493 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Philosophy is a subject with a long history and a short memory. In this landmark new study of Western thought, Anthony Gottlieb looks afresh at the writings of the great thinkers, questions many pieces of conventional wisdom and explains his findings with unbridled brilliance and clarity. From the pre-Socratic philosophers such as Empedocles, whose account of the cosmos seems "a mixture of the physics of Stephen Hawking and the romantic novels of Barbara Cartland," through the celebrated days of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, up to Renaissance visionaries like Erasmus and Bacon, "philosophy" emerges here as a phenomenon unconfined by any one discipline. Indeed, as Gottlieb explains, its most revolutionary breakthroughs in the natural and social sciences have repeatedly been co-opted by other branches of knowledge, leading to the illusion that philosophers never make any progress.

Juxtapositions : images from the Newseum

September 21, 2016
Polumbaum, Ted, photographer.
Iowa City, Iowa : Gao House Press, [2016]
89 pages : color and black and white illustrations ; 21 x 31 cm
"Using the motif of paired pictures, this volume of selections from the vast Ted Polumbaum collection in the Newseum in Washington, D.C. draws attention to human connections across time, culture, and geography that all generations can appreciate. As a photojournalist, Ted Polumbaum documented some of the most important news events and social movements of the second half of the twentieth century. On assignment for the era&#x;s great picture magazines as well as through independent projects, he photographed athletes, artists, parades,protests,and more. Above all, traveling throughout the Americas and around the world, he chronicled the lives and aspirations of ordinary people. Along with cameos of political and cultural icons, the book offers a clear and generous vision of the human condition in all its commonality and variety."--Publisher's description.

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