New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

April 30, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Road atlas : United States, Canada, and Mexico.

April 29, 2016
Rand McNally and Company.
Chicago : Rand McNally.
v. : maps ; 39 cm.
Vols. for 1982, 1986 are called: Deluxe ed.

Rick Steves' Great Britain.

April 29, 2016
Emeryville, CA : Avalon Travel Publishing,
v. : maps ; 21 cm.

Sex with Shakespeare : here's much to do with pain, but more with love

April 29, 2016
Keenan, Jillian, author.
©2016
xii, 334 pages ; 22 cm
A midsummer night's dream : stand and unfold -- The tempest: were I human -- The winter's tale: an aspect more favorable -- Romeo and Juliet: these violent delights -- The taming of the shrew: rough with love -- Hamlet: nothing, my Lord -- Twelfth night: what should I do -- Love's labor's lost: wonder of the world -- Antony and Cleopatra: here is my space -- Macbeth: double, double -- King Lear: speak -- Othello: beast with two backs -- Cymbeline: what we may be -- As you like it: what you will.
"When it came to understanding love, a teenage Jillian Keenan had nothing to guide her--until a production of The Tempest sent Shakespeare's language flowing through her blood for the first time. In Sex with Shakespeare, she tells the story of how the Bard's plays helped her embrace her unusual sexual identity and find a love story of her own."-- Provided by publisher.

Snatched : from drug queen to informer to hostage : a harrowing true story

April 29, 2016
Porter, Bruce, author.
©2016
vi, 313 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
A knock on the door -- Miss Columbia -- Arriving in Paradise -- Bogotá -- Prince of the City -- Majorca -- Meeting "Boston George" -- Happy again -- Kingpins -- Tom Selleck returns -- Bye-bye, Ernesto -- Operation Princess -- First pickup -- The deluge -- Pilar's "excitement mode" -- Taking heat from the AG -- Joe blows a fuse -- Some really bad shit -- So stupid! -- The cow will be killed -- What's wrong with me? -- Hiding the weenie -- Do it while I'm sleeping -- Enter Nixon -- Into the jungle -- Woo, woo, Mamasota! -- Homecoming -- The verdict.
"Raised an aristocrat in Colombia and educated in European schools, Pilar transfixes everyone with her charm and her guile. She also falls for dangerous men and finds herself drawn into the highest levels of the cocaine trade. After two failed marriages and a harrowing escape from the drug life, she settles down to a quiet existence in Florida with her children-- until her second husband tries to cut short his prison term by giving her name over to members of a new task force being formed by the DEA. They induce Pilar, now a middle-aged woman, to infiltrate the Cali cartel as the head of a vast money laundering sting. Named 'Operation Princess,' the scheme leads to the seizure of tens of millions of dollars, along with some $500 million worth of cocaine and the exposure of hundreds of high-level traffickers, becoming one of the most daring and successful stings in DEA history. But Pilar plays her part too well. Her success as a money launderer gets her kidnapped and then ransomed by a band of guerrillas in South America-- and the US government refuses to negotiate. It's left to her low-level handlers in the DEA to get her back, before it's too late and her kidnappers discover they have a Federal agent in their clutches. 'Snatched' is the electric tale, by the New York Times bestselling author of 'Blow,' Bruce Porter, that tells the true story of a woman caught between two worlds, with her life dangling in the balance"-- Provided by publisher.

The auctioneer : adventures in the art trade

April 29, 2016
De Pury, Simon, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
x, 228 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
My nude portrait -- Going contempo -- Artopolis -- L'Artist --The apprentice -- London calling -- My role model -- The auction house wars -- Simon De Monaco -- Our man in Geneva -- A royal courtship -- Me and the baron -- The merry wives of Henri; or the making of a collector -- Foreign intrigues -- If I had a hammer -- Team of rivals -- The women -- My oligarchs -- Courting Medicis -- The cutting edge.
"Simon de Pury, the ultimate art player, takes us inside the secretive business, whose staggering prices, famous collectors, and high crimes are front page news almost every day. The former Chairman of Sotheby's Europe, the former owner of Sotheby's rival Phillips de Pury, and currently a London-based dealer and advisor to great collectors around the world, Simon has one of the highest profiles of any non-artist in the art world. Even though he has an ancient title and the aura of an elegant Swiss banker, Simon is famous as an iconoclast and is known as "The Mick Jagger of Auctions" for his showmanship and exuberance. His whole life in art has been devoted to bringing art to the public and to the juxtaposition of high and low. Movie stars, musicians, and athletes compete with hedge funders and billionaires for the great art, and Simon is their pied piper; he wants to turn the world to art and this book will be his message"--Provided by publisher.

The cook up : a crack rock memoir

April 29, 2016
Watkins, D., author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2016.
261 pages ; 22 cm
The smartest kid on his block in East Baltimore, D. was certain he would escape the life of drugs, decadence, and violence that had surrounded him since birth. But when his brother Devin is shot-only days after D. receives notice that he's been accepted into Georgetown University-the plans for his life are exploded, and he takes up the mantel of his brother's crack empire. D. succeeds in cultivating the family business, but when he meets a woman unlike any he's known before, his priorities are once more put into question. Equally terrifying and hilarious, inspiring and heartbreaking, D.'s story offers a rare glimpse into the mentality of a person who has escaped many hells.

Grit : the power of passion and perseverance

April 29, 2016
Duckworth, Angela.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
xv, 333 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: What grit is and why it matters -- Showing up -- Distracted by talent -- Effort counts twice -- How gritty are you? -- Grit grows -- Part II: Growing grit from the inside out -- Interest -- Practice -- Purpose -- Hope -- Part III: Growing grit from the outside in -- Parenting for grit -- The playing fields of grit -- A culture of grit -- Conclusion.
"Why do some people succeed and others fail? Sharing new insights from her landmark research on grit, MacArthur "genius" Angela Duckworth explains why talent is hardly a guarantor of success. Rather, other factors can be even more crucial such as identifying our passions and following through on our commitments."-- Provided by publisher.

Life as sport : what top athletes can teach you about how to win in life

April 29, 2016
Fader, Jonathan, author.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, [2016]
xxiii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The life as sport philosophy -- Setting goals: building a mastery map -- Motivation -- Managing anxiety -- Visualization: unlock the power of your mind -- Self-talk: the key to confidence -- Set routines to win the game before it begins -- Conclusion: win today.
"Why do sports captivate people? They allow us to watch human beings achieve peak performance, but, beyond physical strength and skill, what's really impressive is an athlete's mental prowess--their will to succeed, engagement with their environment, and self-confidence. Sport psychology is the study of how to develop, improve, and maintain thoughts and behaviors that lead to peak athletic performance. Until now, these techniques have primarily been available to top athletes and coaches. In Life as Sport, sport psychologist Dr. Jonathan Fader shares the skills he teaches professional athletes to enhance motivation, set productive goals, sharpen routines, and clarify thought processes, and applies them to real-world situations at work, home, and play."--Publisher's description.

Warren Buffett's ground rules : words of wisdom from the partnership letters of the world's greatest investor

April 29, 2016
Miller, Jeremy, 1978- author.
New York, NY : HarperBusiness, 2016.
xvi, 329 pages ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographic reference (pages 311-318) and index.
"Using the letters Warren Buffett wrote to his partners between 1956 and 1970, a veteran financial advisor presents the renowned guru's "ground rules" for investing--guidelines that remain startlingly relevant today."-- Provided by publisher.

World War I (1914-1919)

April 29, 2016
©2014
xix, 308 pages ; 27 cm.
Opening volleys. US ambassador's reaction to Austria's ultimatum ; Germany's appeal to the Americans ; US report on German atrocities in Belgium ; US statements on the status of armed merchant vessels ; US "strict accountability" warning to Germany ; The sinking of the Lusitania ; US reaction to Allied protest regarding German submarines ; Wilson's "Peace without victory" address ; The British prime minister on America's entry into the war ; The German chancellor on the prospect of war with the United States ; The French prime minister on America's entry in the war ; Former President Taft on America's entry into the war ; The US Press Office on actions by US naval destroyers ; Germany's Crown Prince Wilhelm's assessment of US troops -- A range of reactions. War increases toy soldier sales ; Resolutions adopted by the International Congress of Women ; The failure of German-Americanism ; War is "a blessing, not a curse" -- the case for why we must fight ; A Nebraska senator opposes US entry into the war ; The Espionage Act of 1917 ; Walter Lippmann on the war and American democracy ; America first, now and hereafter ; The unity of America ; German enemy of US hanged by mob ; Remarks by Scott Nearing at his trial ; The Sedition Act of 1918 ; No Negroes allowed -- Outside influences. Report on Armenian genocide ; US-Mexico tensions ; The Zimmerman telegram ; US participation in the Archangel Expedition in Russia -- War preparedness. President Woodrow Wilson: "Do your bit for America" ; A labor leader on military conscription ; The use of US railroads during wartime ; A survey of American war readiness ; The Railway Control Act -- Combat maneuvers. US ambassador's report of German retreat in France ; On the Paris gun ; The battle of Cantigny ; The battle of Belleau Wood ; The second battle of the Marne -- Soldier's stories. Personal letter of a driver at the front ; A Marine flyer in France ; A Marine corporal's war diary ; Ernest Hemingway's return from the Italian front ; The story of a Black infantry unit ; A soldier's letters home ; Diary of a soldier on the front lines in France ; Letter from a private in the Expeditionary Force ; Letters home by a supply officer ; Diary of an artillery soldier at the end of the war ; Armistice: the end of the war ; Diary of an ordnance officer assigned to postwar "cleanup" -- Medical realities. The first gas attack ; The effects of shell shock ; Diary of an Army private at a base hospital ; The high road to self-support ; An Army physician on the 1918 flu pandemic -- A new world. Wilson's Fourteen Points ; John Dewey: "The social possibilities of war" -- Appendixes. Chronological list ; Web resources ; Bibliography ; Index.

Healthy smoothies : 60 energizing blender drinks & more.

April 29, 2016
New York, NY : Hearst Books, an imprint of Sterling Publishing, [2016]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.

The artist's compass : the complete guide to building a life and a living in the performing arts

April 29, 2016
Moore, Rachel, 1964-
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
xviii, 204 pages ; 22 cm
What does success look like to you? : assessing your goals and strengths as an artist -- The business of performing arts : how the industry works and how you can be a part of it -- Promoting brand "you" : projecting your voice and getting yourself heard -- Who can help? : establishing a network of support to guide the way -- Finding work : where to look, what to ask, and how to land the job -- How to be financially smart from the start : taxes, insurance, and other important survival smarts -- When things go wrong : how to prepare, where to go, what to do -- How to make a "life" (not just a living) as a performer : you are more than what you do for a living.
"In The Artist's Compass, Los Angeles Music Center CEO Rachel Moore shares how to make life as a performer more successful, secure, and sustainable by approaching a career in the arts like an entrepreneur. A former dancer in the American Ballet Theatre's corps de ballet, Moore knows firsthand what it's like to struggle and succeed as an artist. Now in an offstage role as CEO, Moore shares the hard-won lessons she's learned about making one's own success and encourages every performer to develop creative talent alongside marketable skills. With testimonials from artists like Lang Lang, Sigourney Weaver, and Renee Fleming, plus inspiring anecdotes from Moore's own journey in the arts, The Artist's Compass teaches aspiring performers how to think like an entrepreneur to create their own brand and marketing platform to achieve personal and professional success. In an engaging, realistic, and authoritative voice, Moore combines her artistic and corporate experience to address the finer points of building a career in a challenging industry, teaching young performers how to achieve financial independence so that they might have creative independence"--Provided by publisher.

Nutrition for intuition

April 29, 2016
Virtue, Doreen, 1958- author.
Carlsbad, California : Hay House, Inc., 2016.
xvii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Nutrition for Intuition shows the connection between what we eat and our spiritual abilities. Previous books have spoken about how to become psychic, and how to trust your intuition, through meditation, prayer, and so on. And, of course, these methods are extremely effective. However, this book is different because it recognizes that meditation alone may not change your intuition if you continue to ingest unhealthy, low-vibration foods. Nutrition for Intuition speaks about how to enhance your natural gifts by combining good dietary practices with energizing spiritual techniques. This book also covers the pineal gland and its connection to clairvoyance, as well as the energetic properties of nutritional supplements like zinc and magnesium. Readers will learn exactly what to eat and drink to increase their intuition, and what to avoid in their diets"-- Provided by publisher.

3 skeins or less : modern baby knits : 23 knitted baby garments, blankets, toys, and more!

April 29, 2016
Gray, Tanis, author.
Blue Ash, Ohio : Interweave, an imprint of F+W Inc., [2016]
128 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"When it comes to baby knits, only the cutest garments will do! It's even better when they use only 1, 2, or 3 skeins of yarn. Whether you're whipping up something special for your own little one or need an easy gift for a baby shower, you'll find lots of adorable options in 3 Skeins or Less: Modern Baby Knits. Create a chic, kimono-style sweater for a budding fashionista, or an adorable striped romper for a bouncing baby boy. A cozy colorwork beanie will keep little one’s head warm through the winter months, and a handmade lovey or cabled nursery blanket makes the perfect welcome-home gift for a brand-new bundle of joy. Knitted in chic neutrals and fresh, modern brights in a range of sizes from newborn to toddler, these 23 designs are sure to please babies and moms alike."--Publisher's description.

Eat street : the manbque guide to making street food at home

April 29, 2016
Carruthers, John, author.
Philadelphia, PA : Running Press, [2016]
328 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Getting to green : saving nature, a bipartisan solution

April 29, 2016
Rich, Frederic C., author.
©2016
361 pages ; 25 cm
The green agenda in a hyperpartisan America -- It wasn't always this way : a brief history of conversation and the Right -- What went wrong : the Great Estrangement -- The ultimate wedge issue : climate change -- Market fundamentalism : the antienvironmental orthodoxy of the Right -- Uneasy about growth : the anticapitalist tendency in environmentalism -- The Green Movement at fifty -- Getting to green, step one : reconnecting Conservatives with conservation -- Is Conservative environmentalism really possible? -- Getting to green, step two : a philosophy that puts people first -- Getting the green, step three : reforming the Green Movement -- A model for Center Green : the Last Trust Movement in America -- Center Green -- Center Green on the headline issues : hydro-fracturing and Keystone -- Getting to green : what you can do.

An artist in America

April 29, 2016
Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975.
Columbia : University of Missouri Press, 1990.
xx, 395 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Dead by sunset

April 29, 2016
Rule, Ann.
New York : Pocket Books, 2013, ©1995.
x, 532 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 17 cm
Documents the case of the charming and brilliant Brad Cunningham, recreating the investigation into his wife's death and Cunningham's trial for her murder.

Fascinate : how to make your brand impossible to resist

April 29, 2016
Hogshead, Sally, author.
New York, NY : Harper Business, [2016]
xxi, 327 pages : llustrations ; 24 cm
"Revised and updated."
"Originally published as Fascinate in a different form in 2010 by Harper Business, and imprint of HarperCollins Publishers" -- Title page verso.

George Hamlin, American singer, 1868-1923: a resumé of his career

December 18, 2016
Trott, Josephine, 1874-1950.
Denver : Printed by Nelson, 1925.
53 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm

The Jefferson lies : exposing the myths you've always believed about Thomas Jefferson

April 28, 2016
Barton, David, 1954-
[Place of publication not identified] : Wnd Books, 2016.
xlvii, 363 pages ; 21 cm
Rediscovering Thomas Jefferson -- Lie #1 : Thomas Jefferson fathered Sally Hemings' children -- Lie #2 : Thomas Jefferson founded a secular university -- Lie #3 : Thomas Jefferson wrote his own Bible and edited out the things he didn't agree with -- Lie #4 : Thomas Jefferson was a racist who opposed equality for black Americans -- Lie #5 : Thomas Jefferson advocated a secular public square through the separation of church and state -- Lie #6 : Thomas Jefferson detested the clergy -- Lie #7 : Thomas Jefferson was an atheist and not a Christian -- Thomas Jefferson, an American Hero.
"Thomas Jefferson stands falsely accused of several crimes, among them infidelity and disbelief. Noted historian David Barton now sets the record straight. Having borne the brunt of a smear campaign that started more than two centuries ago, the reputation and character of American president Thomas Jefferson shows considerable tarnish, as lies and misunderstandings have gathered on his legacy. Noted early-America historian David Barton scours out the truth. Jefferson and Sally: Did he really have children by his slave, Sally Hemings? Jefferson and Jesus: Did he really abandon the faith of his family? Jefferson and the Bible: Did he really want to rewrite the Scripture? Jefferson and the church: Did he really advocate separation? Jefferson and slaves: What is the truth about his slaveholding and his statements that all are created equal? Jefferson and education: Did Jefferson really found the first secular, irreligious university? All of these questions deserve the cleansing light of truth. Barton has gone through the historical records, combed the original documents and letters, and examined the recent evidence, and his findings will upset the establishment. Barton shows the true man, the real Thomas Jefferson. Most readers will have the joy and surprise of meeting him for the very first time"-- Provided by publisher.

The essential Humphrey Bogart

April 28, 2016
Santas, Constantine.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2016.
221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The essential Mickey Rooney

April 28, 2016
Neibaur, James L., 1958-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xxi, 289 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Packed for the wrong trip : a new look inside Abu Ghraib and the citizen-soldiers who redeemed America's honor

April 28, 2016
Griffith, W. Zach, author.
©2016
233 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Fire for effect -- The way life should be -- The 'Graib -- Packed for the wrong trip -- Welcome to the Mortar Café -- Why? -- The Broiler -- Siege -- April -- Eating bees -- HUMINT -- Lenny the Lobster, Haji-Pussy, and Frank -- Generals, Coed showers, and tampons -- Groundhog's Day -- Smokes and sandbags -- Kamal -- R&R -- Troop greeters.
"How an Unprepared, Undertrained Group of Maine National Guard Troops Went to Abu Ghraib to Fix the Irreparable. The prison at Abu Ghraib was still a relatively unknown part of America's War on Terror when-- with no special training and their gear lost somewhere between the United States and Baghdad-- the 152nd Field Artillery Battalion of the Maine National Guard was sent there to serve as guards in February 2004. Just before their arrival, the now infamous photos of the abuses suffered by the prisoners hit the world stage. Abu Ghraib became the focal point not only for global condemnation but for the insurgents' outrage. Over the next year, the 152nd would come under attack by snipers, suicide bombers, vehicle-borne IEDs, and constant rocket and mortar fire. Yet at the same time, the Mainers would form close bonds with some of the prisoners, among them an Iraqi boy struck by a mortar in one of two mass casualty events, and Kamal, a community leader who acts as an envoy between the detainees and the soldiers and yet is assassinated after his release for helping the Americans. The men of the 152nd were an eclectic group of citizen-soldiers caught in one of the darkest corners of the war in Iraq. Packed for the Wrong Trip tells the true story of how they relied on each other and their own ingenuity to survive and to transform one of the most inhumane detainee centers into a functioning, humane prison-- or as close to one as you could get when tucked between Baghdad and the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah"-- Provided by publisher.

Paul McCartney : the life

April 28, 2016
Norman, Philip, 1943- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
853 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Do you wonder about sex and sexuality?

April 28, 2016
Feinstein, Stephen.
New York, NY : Enslow Publishing, 2016.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Thinking about sex -- Contraception -- Choices for pregnant teens -- Varieties of STDs -- Sex education programs for teens.
"Discusses general sexual education"-- Provided by publisher.

We are as gods : back to the land in the 1970s on the quest for a new America

April 28, 2016
Daloz, Kate, author.
New York : PublicAffairs, 2016.
xii, 355 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Between 1970 and 1974 ten million Americans abandoned the city, the commercialism, and all the inauthentic bourgeois comforts of the Eisenhower-era America of their parents. Instead, they went back to the land. It was the only time in modern history that urbanization has gone into reverse. Kate Daloz follows the dreams and ideals of a small group of back-to-the-landers to tell the story of a nationwide movement and moment. She shows how the faltering, hopeful, but impractical impulses of that first generation sowed the seeds for the organic farming movement and the transformation of American agriculture and food tastes. In the Myrtle Hill commune and neighboring Entropy Acres, high-minded ideas of communal living and shared decision-making crash headlong into the realities of brutal Northern weather and the colossal inconvenience of having no plumbing or electricity. Nature, it turns out, is not always a generous or provident host--frosts are hard, snowfalls smother roads, and small wood fires do not heat imperfectly insulated geodesic domes. Group living turns out to be harder than expected, too. Being free to do what you want and set your own rules leads to some unexpected limitations: once the group starts growing a little marijuana they can no longer call on the protection of the law, especially against a rogue member of a nearby community. For some of the group, the lifestyle is truly a saving grace; they credit it with their survival. For others, it is a prison sentence"-- Provided by publisher.

The touch remedy : hands-on solutions to de-stress your life

April 28, 2016
Kluck-Ebbin, Michelle.
New York, NY : HarperElixir, [2016]
246 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Touch-therapy techniques and tools -- Touch more, stress less: the stress-touch connection -- Hands on you: DIY self-care for every body -- Women's remedies: nurture the nurturer -- Men's remedies: massage away your problems -- Hands on your partner: enhance intimacy with touch -- Calm kids: touch remedies for kids of all ages -- Caring for the elderly: a labor of love -- Healing remedies: touch during illness -- Kneaded pets: pets need touch too.
A fresh, contemporary approach to natural health, which draws on a unique combination of ancient wisdom and cutting edge research,The Touch Remedy is a collection of proven touch therapy solutions to calm and heal every member of the family, from babies to grandparents to pets. Demystifying time-tested touch therapy techniques such as Acupressure, Reflexology, Cranial Sacral Therapy, among others, Ebbin shares her invaluable insight and provides clear, step-by-step remedies, accompanied by beautiful full-color photos, to relieve a range of physical and emotional stressors, from back pain and headache to anxiety. Her solutions are quick, taking only two-to-three minutes each, and easy, requiring only three steps, and most of the remedies can be done anytime, anywhere, even on the go. --Publisher's description.

Heyday : the 1850s and the dawn of the global age

April 28, 2016
Wilson, Ben, 1980- author.
New York : Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2016]
xxviii, 477 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Preface to the American edition -- Introduction. 1851 : precipice in time -- Boom : the age of gold. 1851 : Annus mirabilis : London ; The hairystocracy : Melbourne ; Bonanza : Newfoundland ; On the road : Nebraska ; Star of empire : Minnesota ; The hashish of the West : Kansas -- Fault lines : the age of silver. The ramparts of freedom : the Caucasus ; El Presidente : Nicaragua ; Tsunami : Yokohama ; The civilizing mission : Hong Kong ; Retribution : Lucknow -- News of the world : the age of bronze. Empire of news : Fleet Street ; Master of time : New York-London ; Best of times, worst of times : Beijing, Turin, Montgomery ; Blood, iron, cotton, democracy : Bombay -- Epilogue. 1873 -- Chronology of events.

The art of dressing curves : the best-kept secrets of a fashion stylist

April 28, 2016
Moses, Susan, (stylist) author.
New York : Harper Design, 2016.
254 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm.

So Jane : crafts and recipes for an Austen-inspired life

April 28, 2016
Keith, Hollie.
Layton, Utah : Gibbs Smith, [2014]
143 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Breakfast in Bath : Northanger Abbey -- Tea with the Middletons : Sense and Sensibility -- Dinner at the Great House : Persuasion -- Emma's Picnic : Emma -- A Rustic Dinner : Mansfield Park -- Netherfield Ball : Pride and Prejudice -- Reusable Templates.

The value of the Moon : how to explore, live, and prosper in space using the Moon's resources

April 28, 2016
Spudis, Paul D., author.
©2016
ix, 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Luna : Earth's companion in space -- The Moon conquered--and abandoned -- After Apollo : a return to the Moon? -- Another run at the Moon -- Implementing the vision -- Why? Three reasons the Moon is important -- How? Things we should have been doing -- If not now, when? If not us, who? -- A visit to the future Moon -- Where do we go from here?
"While the Moon was once thought to hold the key to space exploration, in recent decades, the U.S. has largely turned its sights toward Mars and other celestial bodies instead. In The Value of the Moon, lunar scientist Paul Spudis argues that the U.S. can and should return to the moon in order to remain a world leader in space utilization and development and a participant in and beneficiary of a new lunar economy. Spudis explores three reasons for returning to the Moon: it is close, it is interesting, and it is useful. The proximity of the Moon not only allows for frequent launches, but also control of any machinery we place there. It is interesting because recorded deep on its surface and in its craters is the preserved history of the moon, the sun, and indeed the entire galaxy. And finally, the moon is useful because it is rich with materials and energy. The moon, Spudis argues, is a logical base for further space exploration and even a possible future home for us all. Throughout his work, Spudis incorporates details about man's fascination with the moon and its place in our shared history. He also explores its religious, cultural, and scientific resonance and assesses its role in the future of spaceflight and our national security and prosperity"-- Provided by publisher.

The humane economy : how innovators and enlightened consumers are transforming the lives of animals

April 28, 2016
Pacelle, Wayne, author.
©2016
xv, 352 pages ; 24 cm
"Animal protection 2.0" --Cover
Pets and GDP (the Gross Domesticated Product). The Beagle has landed ; Smart ideas at PetSmart and Petco ; Puppy mills and "old school" pet stores ; Breaking the chain of dogfighting -- Big Ag gets its hen house in order. A capitalist revolution frees the pigs ; Assault and battery cage -- The chicken or the egg-- or neither? Meat with, and without, a heart ; Planting a steak in the ground ; Egg beaters -- Now that's entertainment. CGI and the new era of film ; Ringling relents ; See World in a new way -- Animal testing yields to humane science. A compact with our wild cousins ; Animal testing disrupted -- The visible hand and the free market: humane wildlife management in the United States. Wolves and alpha returns ; Family planning and the future of wildlife management -- Global growth stocks: elephants, lions, great apes, whales, sharks, and other living capital. Saving the giants of the African economy ; Diversifying our holdings in wildlife stocks -- High yield bonds. Perfect information, better outcomes ; Clinching the case, stepping into the future -- Ten things you can do to contribute to the humane economy.
From the leader of the nation's most powerful animal-protection organization comes a frontline account of how conscience and creativity are driving a revolution in American business that is changing forever how we treat animals and create wealth. Wayne Pacelle of the Humane Society of the United States reveals how entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 CEOs, world-class scientists, philanthropists, and a new class of political leaders are driving the burgeoning, unstoppable growth of the "humane economy." Every business grounded on animal exploitation, Pacelle argues, is ripe for disruption. Indeed each one of us is, and will be, touched by this far-reaching transformation in food and agriculture; in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and cosmetics industries; in film, television, and live entertainment; in tourism and wildlife management; in the pet trade for dogs and cats and exotic wildlife; and in fur and leather fashions. Collectively it promises to relieve or end the suffering of billions of creatures, while allowing businesses aligned with the best instincts and values of their customers to flourish. Pacelle shows, for instance, how the cruelties of industrial chicken farming are quickly becoming obsolete with a visit to Hampton Creek, the makers of a plant-based egg substitute and the world's fastest-growing food startup ever. Pacelle also recounts the stories of how established companies are joining in this economic transformation: from Petco and PetSmart, which have turned the conventional pet store model on its head by forswearing puppy mill suppliers in favor of shelter dogs; to John Paul Mitchell Systems, the Body Shop, and Lush, which use safe ingredients instead of animal tests for their cosmetics; to major food retailers like Whole Foods, Chipotle, and even Costco and Walmart, which are embracing animal welfare standards that are one by one unwinding the horrors of the factory farm. The Humane Economy is a clarion call to business leaders and to the world's growing animal protection movement; it is equally a warning to the static thinking of animal-use industries and their apologists: "Here, in this humane economy," Pacelle argues, "human ingenuity meets human virtue, and we discover at last that we can have it both ways--a better world for us and for animals, too."

Life : the leading edge of evolutionary biology, genetics, anthropology, and environmental science

April 28, 2016
© 2016
xii, 367 pages ; 21 cm
"Edge.Org presents Edward O. Wilson, Richard Dawkins, Freeman Dyson, Matt Ridley, Ray Kurzweil, J. Craig Venter, Daniel Lieberman, and more"--Cover.
Introduction by John Brockman -- Evolvability / Richard Dawkins -- Genomic imprinting / David Haig -- A full-force storm with gale winds blowing / Robert Trivers -- What evolution is / Ernst Mayr (with an introduction by Jared Diamond) -- Genetics plus time / Steve Jones (in conversation with Edge) -- A united biology / E. O. Wilson (with an introduction by Steven Pinker) -- Is life analog or digital? / Freeman Dyson -- Life: what a concept! / Freeman Dyson, J. Craig Venter, George Church, Dimitar Sasselov, Seth Lloyd, Robert Shapiro (in conversation with Edge) -- The gene-centric view: a conversation / Richard Dawkins, J. Craig Venter (with an introduction by John Brockman) -- The nature of normal human variety / Armand Marie Leroi -- Brains plus brawn / Daniel Lieberman -- Mapping the Neanderthal genome / Svante Pääbo -- On biocomputation / J. Craig Venter, Ray Kurzweil, Rodney Brooks -- Engineering biology / Drew Endy -- Eat me before I eat you: a new foe for bad bugs / Kary Mullis -- Duck sex and aesthetic evolution / Richard Prum -- Toxo / Robert Sapolsky -- The adjacent possible / Stuart Kauffman.
"The newest addition to John Brockman's Edge.org series explores life itself, bringing together the world's leading biologists, geneticists, and evolutionary theorists -- including Richard Dawkins, Edward O. Wilson, J. Craig Venter, and Freeman Dyson. Scientists' understanding of life is progressing more rapidly than at any point in human history, from the extraordinary decoding of DNA to the controversial emergence of biotechnology. Featuring pioneering biologists, geneticists, physicists, and science writers, Life explains just how far we've come -- and takes a brilliantly educated guess at where we're heading. Richard Dawkins and J. Craig Venter compare genes to digital information, and sketch the frontiers of genomic research. Edward O. Wilson reveals what ants can teach us about building a superorganism -- and, in turn, about how cells build an organism. Elsewhere, David Haig reports new findings on how mothers and fathers individually influence the human genome, while Kary Mullis covers cutting edge treatments for dangerous viruses. And there's much more in this fascinating volume. We may never have all the answers. But the thinkers collected in Life are asking questions that will keep us dreaming for generations."--provided by Amazon.com.

A series of catastrophes & miracles : a true story of love, science, and cancer

April 28, 2016
Williams, Mary Elizabeth, (Journalist), author.
©2016
304 pages ; 24 cm
"A wry, witty account of what it is like to face death--and be restored to life. After being diagnosed in her early 40s with metastatic melanoma--a "rapidly fatal" form of cancer--journalist and mother of two Mary Elizabeth Williams finds herself in a race against the clock. She takes a once-in-a-lifetime chance and joins a clinical trial for immunotherapy, a revolutionary drug regimen that trains the body to vanquish malignant cells. Astonishingly, her cancer disappears entirely in just a few weeks. But at the same time, her best friend embarks on a cancer journey of her own--with very different results. Williams's experiences as a patient and a medical test subject reveal with stark honesty what it takes to weather disease, the extraordinary new developments that are rewriting the rules of science--and the healing power of human connection"-- Provided by publisher.

The statesman and the storyteller : John Hay, Mark Twain, and the rise of American imperialism

April 28, 2016
Zwonitzer, Mark, author.
©2016
xvi, 583 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Making a way in the world -- A bad luck habit -- With friends like these -- Right and kind towards the others -- Something more than nothingness -- Still at sea -- Accepting the inevitable, or not -- Easing burdens -- Bluff, brutal, blunt -- The town begins to grow abominable -- Theodore beats the drums -- I will do without the monument -- A panorama of power unequaled in history -- The warm afterglow of a diamond jubilee -- Repose and restfulness and superb scenery -- Smoke and fog -- Proportionately delightful -- The demands of his conscience -- No back down -- You may fire when you are ready -- What is our next duty? -- You hold the game in your own hands -- A larger orbe than my ambition doth stretch unto -- As becomes a great nation -- The United States is God's country -- Planned and designed by the master of men -- Back into the great happy river of life -- I have never felt so absolutely alone -- Winter and discontent -- Daaaaaam-nation! -- Et tu, Theodore? -- And just beyond the Philippines? -- How much truth to tell? -- I'm expecting diminution of my bread and butter -- The sorrow of one who knows -- No answers but in time -- The prophet Samuel...banished -- And look where we are now -- I could not resign now if I wanted to -- I pledge you my honor -- She said she wanted a home -- Without danger to the public health -- From the political point of view -- It takes so little to upset the regular action of the heart -- I didn't wish to be useful to the world on such expensive conditions.
"John Hay, famous as Lincoln's private secretary and later as secretary of state under presidents McKinley and Roosevelt, and Samuel Langhorne Clemens, famous for being 'Mark Twain,' grew up fifty miles apart, on the banks of the Mississippi River, in the same rural antebellum stew of race and class and want. This shared history helped draw them together when they first met as up-and-coming young men in the late 1860s, and their mutual admiration never waned in spite of sharp differences in personality, in worldview, and in public conduct. In The Statesman and the Storyteller, the last decade of their lives plays out against the tumultuous events of the day, as the United States government begins to aggressively pursue a policy of imperialism, overthrowing the duly elected queen of Hawaii; violently wresting Cuba, Puerto Rico, and the Philippines away from Spain, and then from the islands' inhabitants; and finally encouraging and supporting a revolution to clear a path for the building of the U.S.-controlled Panama Canal. Rich in detail, The Statesman and the Storyteller provides indelible portraits of public figures such as Teddy Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge. Stunning in its relevance, it explores the tactics of and attitudes behind America's earliest global policies and their influence on U.S. actions for all the years to follow. But ultimately it is the very human rendering of Clemens and Hay that distinguishes Zwonitzer's work, providing profound insights into the lives of two men who helped shape and define their era" -- Provided by publisher.

One : sons & daughters

April 28, 2016
Mapplethorpe, Edward.
Brooklyn, NY : PowerHouse Books, 2016.
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 33 cm
"This publication celebrates the first birthday as a pivotal milestone in life's journey and the hope and promise of what is to come"--Foreword.

Changing normal : how I helped my husband beat cancer

April 28, 2016
Henner, Marilu, author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
x, 242 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Marilu Henner was moving on with her life after a divorce when her old college classmate Michael Brown, whom she had not seen in over twenty years, called her out of nowhere. Within days of their reconnecting in 2003, they became inseparable. But only months later, Michael was diagnosed with bladder cancer, and then lung cancer. Marilu refused to lose the love of her life so easily. With the knowledge she had gained on her own health journey, Marilu set about finding a path for Michael that would use the best of Eastern and Western medicine to beat his cancers and return him to optimal health. He eschewed most traditional treatments, and with Marilu's help--aided by knowledgeable and sympathetic doctors--he forged his own path. Here, Marilu tells the story of their fast-paced romance, contrasted with the day-to-day battle for Michael's life. Michael tells the story from his point of view: the search for the cause of his cancer, the anguish he felt as he realized how responsible he was for his condition, the physical and mental hardships that he had to overcome, and the triumph of love that made it all worthwhile. Not a "how-to" book in the traditional sense, Changing Normal is a book of empowerment, a call for all those facing similar challenges to take responsibility for their lives, to search for the causes of their illness and address them directly.

The network : the battle for the airwaves and the birth of the communications age

April 28, 2016
Woolley, Scott, author.
©2016
viii, 280 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Describes the friendship and partnership between David Sarnoff, the head of RCA, and Edwin Armstrong, the developer of the first amplifier, and how they combined efforts to bring the FM transmitter and modern radio to society and forever change the world.

Deskbound : standing up to a sitting world

April 28, 2016
Starrett, Kelly, author.
Las Vegas, NV : Victory Belt Publishing, 2016.
367 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"Dr. Kelly Starrett unveils a detailed battle plan for surviving our chair-centric society. Deskbound provides creative solutions for reducing the amount of time you spend perched on your backside, as well as strategies for transforming your desk into a dynamic, active workstation that can improve your life."--Page [4] of cover.

Game of crowns : Elizabeth, Camilla, Kate, and the throne

April 28, 2016
Andersen, Christopher P., author.
New York : Gallery Books, 2016.
viii, 341 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Preface: black queen, white queen -- "The Queen is dead. long live the King!" -- "It will be the most appalling shock" -- "I am so desperate, Charles. Please listen to me!" -- "That wicked, wicked woman" -- "The Queen wants to know: where are the jewels?" -- "The Kate effect" -- The magnificent seven -- A question of abdication.
Biographer "Christopher Andersen takes readers behind palace walls to examine the surprising similarities and stark differences among three remarkable women--Queen Elizabeth; Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall; and Princess Kate."--Book jacket.

The whole body approach to allergy and sinus health

April 28, 2016
Grossan, Murray, author.
Columbus, OH : Basic Health Publications, Inc., [2016]
252 pages ; 23 cm

Celebrate the American way : a fun ESL guide to English language and culture in the U.S.

April 28, 2016
Murtha, Sheila MacKechnie, author.
©2016
ix, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm + 1 audio disc (digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.).
Includes index.

Forgiving my daughter's killer : a true story of loss, faith, and unexpected grace

April 28, 2016
Grosmaire, Kate, 1958- author.
©2016
225 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
In a beautiful, tragic testament to the liberating power of forgiveness, Kate Grosmaire tells the story of her daughter’s murder at the hand of her boyfriend—and the stunning, deliberate forgiveness and help that Kate and her husband offered to the young man who shattered their world.

The plant lover's guide to primulas

April 28, 2016
Mitchell, Jodie, author.
Portland, Oregon : Timber Press, 2016.
246 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Why we love primulas -- Designing with primulas -- Understanding primulas -- Primulas for the garden -- Growing and propagating.
Primulas are so much more than just brightly colored bedding plants. The older varieties of phlyanthus are perfect for spring mixed borders, and the long-stemmed candelabra primulas add beauty to waterside and bog gardens. Then there are small alpine species suitable for rock gardens and the infinitely collectible auriculas. Lynne Lawson and Jodie Mitchell of the famed Barnhaven Primroses nursery share their secrets for growing this diverse group and suggest the best varieties for every garden.--COVER.

The bee book

April 28, 2016
New York, New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
221 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Discover the wonder of bees and how to protect them for generations to come"-- Cover.

Bien cuit : the art of bread

April 28, 2016
Golper, Zachary.
New York, NY : Regan Arts, 2015.
ix, 324 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Introduction: New guy in town -- Born to bake -- Learning a craft -- What does bien cuit mean and why is it important? -- Fermentation + time + heat = the alchemy of bread -- The building blocks: grains and flowers -- Measuring -- Equipment -- Making a dough -- Starters: the key to the fullest flavor -- Breads -- Rolls -- Quick breads -- Biscuits -- Scones -- Technique _ process.
In his Brooklyn bakery, Golper creates loaves sought by bread enthusiasts around the country. His secret: long, low-temperature fermentation, which allows the dough to develop deep, complex flavors. A thick mahogany-colored crust is his trademark-- what the French call bien cuit, or "well baked." He provides readers with bread recipes that span the baking spectrum from rolls and quick breads to his famous 24-day sourdough starter.

Better together : because you're not meant to mom alone

April 28, 2016
Savage, Jill, 1964- author.
Chicago : Moody Publishers, [2016]
255 pages ; 20 cm

I'm proud of you : my friendship with Fred Rogers

April 28, 2016
Madigan, Tim, 1957-
Los Angeles : Ubuntu Press, ©2012.
183 pages ; 22 cm
A journalist discusses his friendship with the late children's TV programming host, describing how Rogers welcomed the author into his personal life and church, helping him to mend a long-standing dysfunctional relationship with his own father.

Why America misunderstands the world : national experience and roots of misperception

April 28, 2016
Pillar, Paul R., 1947- author.
New York : Columbia University Press, [2016]
x, 212 pages ; 24 cm
1. The American Prism -- 2. Behind the Ocean Moats -- 3. Abundance and Power -- 4. The Successful Society -- 5. Searching for Monsters to Destroy -- 6. Unending Misperception.
"Being insulated by two immense oceans makes it hard for Americans to appreciate the concerns of more exposed countries. American democracy's rapid rise also fools many into thinking the same liberal system can flourish anywhere, and having populated a vast continent with relative ease impedes Americans' understanding of conflicts between different peoples over other lands. Paul R. Pillar ties the American public's misconceptions about foreign threats and behaviors to the nation's history and geography, arguing that American success in international relations is achieved often in spite of, rather than because of, the public's worldview. Drawing a fascinating line from colonial events to America's handling of modern international terrorism, Pillar shows how presumption and misperception turned Finlandization into a dirty word in American policy circles, bolstered the "for us or against us" attitude that characterized the policies of the George W. Bush administration, and continue to obscure the reasons behind Iraq's close relationship with Iran. Fundamental misunderstandings have created a cycle in which threats are underestimated before an attack occurs and then are overestimated after they happen. By exposing this longstanding tradition of misperception, Pillar hopes the United States can develop policies that better address international realities rather than biased beliefs." -- Publisher's description

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