New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

January 23, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The ultimate scholarship book.

January 22, 2019
Belmont, CA : SuperCollege
v. ; 28 cm.
"Billions of dollars in scholarships, grants, and prizes."

Wobble

January 22, 2019
Armantrout, Rae, 1947- author.
Middletown, Connecticut : Wesleyan University Press, [2018]
128 pages; 24 cm.
Making -- Asymmetries -- Speech acts -- The craft talk -- Conflation -- Overtake -- Audience -- Background information -- Wobble -- Reception -- My pleasure -- My bad self -- You know -- Object permanence -- Arch -- Feeling today -- Boreal -- Say -- Regime change -- Credible -- Return -- Openings -- Conjunctions -- Incoming -- Accomplices -- Hoard -- Hell -- Silos -- Trellis -- The emotional life of plants -- Those -- Alone -- Echoes -- Thorned -- Revisions -- What's coming -- Tunnel vision -- Incorporation -- The third person -- Flicker -- My erasures -- Rankings -- Chronos -- Old woman's lament in autumn -- Sparks -- To -- Practicing -- Are -- Shapes -- Object -- Design elements -- Some body -- I and I -- Household -- Mother -- Chord -- Chimera -- Near -- Life history -- A few questions -- The difference -- Instruction -- In the future -- The trick -- Accordingly -- Moment to moment -- Fusion -- Seams -- Nothing -- Distinguish -- Presents -- Spun -- Traffic -- Negotiations -- Refresh -- Translations -- Signaling -- Bees -- The show -- Vessels -- The act -- Inner -- Object lessons -- Normal -- Hate -- Ahead -- Give pause -- Hence -- Somewhere -- Judgment -- Logistics -- Flux -- Cottage industry -- Practice -- Trance -- It is -- So.
"Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Rae Armantrout is at once a most intimate and coolly calculating poet... Her language is unexpected yet exact, playing off the collective sense that the shifting ground of daily reality may be a warning of imminent systemic collapse. While there are glimmers here of what remains of the "natural world," the poet confesses the human failings, personal and societal, that have led to its devastation. No one's senses are more acutely attuned than Armantrout's, which makes her an exceptional observer and reporter of our faults. She leaves us wondering if the American Dream may be a nightmare from which we can't awaken. Sometimes funny, sometimes alarming, the poems in Wobble play peek-a-boo with doom"-- Provided by publisher.

Aristotle's way : how ancient wisdom can change your life

January 22, 2019
Hall, Edith, 1959- author.
©2018
254 pages : map ; 24 cm
"First published in Great Britain by The Bodley Head, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK"--Title page verso.
In expert yet vibrant modern language, Hall lays out the crux of Aristotle's thinking, mixing affecting autobiographical anecdotes with a deep wealth of classical learning. For Hall, whose own life has been greatly improved by her understanding of Aristotle, this is an intensely personal subject. She distills his ancient wisdom into ten practical and universal lessons to help us confront life's difficult and crucial moments, summarizing a lifetime of the most rarefied and brilliant scholarship.

Unexampled courage : the blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

January 22, 2019
Gergel, Richard, author.
New York : Sarah Crichton Books ; Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019.
324 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: A collision of two worlds -- A tragic detour -- A wave of terror -- "The place was Batesburg" -- The bystander government -- "My God... we have to do something" -- The Isaac Woodard Road Show -- The gradualist -- "A baptism in racial prejudice" -- "I shall fight an evil like this" -- "We know the way. We need only the will!" -- Confronting the American dilemma -- There will be no fines -- Fighting the "battle royal" -- Driving the "last nail in the coffin of segregation" -- Conclusion: Unexampled courage.
"A nonfiction book detailing the case of Isaac Woodard, its influence on Judge J. Waties Waring, and how Waring went on to lay the groundwork for landmark civil rights rulings"-- Provided by publisher.

Crocheted birds : a flock of feathered friends to make

January 22, 2019
Mooncie, Vanessa, author.
©2018.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Let your creative urges take flight with this wonderful collection of birds to crochet. Featuring 10 gorgeous projects, all with stunning photographs and detailed charts, 'Crocheted Birds' is a bird lovers delight!

Let me finish : Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the power of in-your-face politics

January 22, 2019
Christie, Chris.
New York : Hachette Books, 2019.
420 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The controversial former governor and presidential candidate traces his rise to power through the bare-knuckle politics of New Jersey, describes his long friendship with Donald Trump, and shares insights into the current administration.

The new rules of war : victory in the age of durable disorder

January 22, 2019
McFate, Sean, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2019]
xvii, 318 pages ; 24 cm
Strategic Atrophy -- Why Do We Get War Wrong? -- Rule 1: Conventional War is Dead -- Rule 2: Technology Will Not Save Us -- There Is No Such Thing as War or Peace -- Both Coexist, Always -- Rule 4: Hearts and Minds Do Not Matter -- Rule 5: The Best Weapons Do Not Fire Bullets -- Rule 6: Mercenaries Will Return -- Rule 7: New Types of World Powers Will Rule -- Rule 8: There Will Be Wars Without States -- Rule 9: Shadow Wars Will Dominate -- Rule 10: Victory Is Fungible -- Winning the Future.
"A provocative, sometimes controversial exploration of warfare today and tomorrow from a former 82nd Airborne paratrooper and current National Defense University and Georgetown University professor and co-author of Shadow War, a thriller"-- Provided by publisher.

Team of vipers : my 500 extraordinary days in the Trump White House

January 22, 2019
Sims, Cliff, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2019.
xx, 360 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Offers a first-hand account of the author's time in the Trump White House, discussing the infighting and leaking he witnessed first-hand and his role in the president's successes and disasters.

Baby-led weaning : the (not-so) revolutionary way to start solids and make a happy eater

January 22, 2019
Pitman, Teresa, author.
Buffalo, NY : Firefly Books, 2018.
192 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"Put down the spoon and forget the purees--baby-led weaning is the easy, natural way for your baby to start solid foods. Around 6 months, most babies are developmentally ready to self-feed. The philosophy behind baby-led weaning is to offer your baby healthy finger foods and let her determine how much or how little she wants to eat. The baby-led method has been proven to: Encourage healthy eating habits; Discourage pickiness; Help children learn to listen to their bodies; Build confident eaters. Author Teresa Pitman, a leading parenting authority and mother of four, has put together all you need to know about the baby-led method in an informative, visually appealing package. Baby-Led Weaning features at-a-glance nutrition and food tips as well as specific chapters on special diets and allergies. Parents around the world are turning to the baby-led method, and Baby-Led Weaning is a uniquely authoritative and lively volume on this growing phenomenon."-- Provided by publisher.

Let them see you : the guide for leveraging your diversity at work

January 22, 2019
Braswell, Porter, author.
California/New York : Lorena Jones Books, 2019.
213 pages ; 22 cm
The movement. The business case for diversity -- The unseen obstacles -- A call to action. Being an athlete at work -- Earning recognition for your work -- Building a powerful personal brand -- Becoming and remaining your authentic self -- A time to lead. Leading the change -- Creating everyone@ -- Raising your hand -- Moving forward -- Epilogue: Keep making the workplace better -- Appendix: An appeal to business leaders.
"The guide to getting hired, being promoted, and thriving professionally for the 40 million people of color in the workplace. Companies say they understand that a diverse workforce is good for business, but they just don't have enough candidates to diversify their ranks. Let Them See Youis the straight-talking, practical guide for entry- to mid-level professionals who know they have what it takes to succeed in the workplace and contribute meaningfully to the diversification movement. Porter Braswell shows the way, based on his personal experience as one of the few young black professionals working on Wall Street and from his transition to technology entrepreneur and co-founder of Jopwell, the largest career platform for diverse talent. InLet Them See You,Braswell outlinesall the lessons he has learned from advising people of color on the front lines of the fast-changing workplace, such as how to scale not-so-invisible obstacles, create perceived value, get recognized, be true to yourself, build a personal brand, harness fear of failure, and embrace uncomfortable conversations"-- Provided by publisher.

Antarctica's lost aviator : the epic adventure to explore the last frontier on Earth

January 22, 2019
Maynard, Jeff (Filmmaker), author.
New York : Pegasus Books, [2019]
xvi, 251 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"By the 1930s, no one had yet crossed Antarctica, and its vast interior remained a mystery frozen in time. Hoping to write his name in the history books, wealthy American Lincoln Ellsworth announced he would fly across the unexplored continent. And to honor his hero, Wyatt Earp, he would carry his gun belt on the flight. The main obstacles to Ellsworth's ambition were numerous: he didn't like the cold, he avoided physical work, and he couldn't navigate. Consequently, he hired the experienced Australian explorer, Sir Hubert Wilkins, to organize the expedition on his behalf. While Ellsworth battled depression and struggled to conceal his homosexuality, Wilkins purchased a ship, hired a crew, and ordered a revolutionary new airplane constructed. The Ellsworth Trans-Antarctic Expeditions became epics of misadventure, as competitors plotted to beat Ellsworth, pilots refused to fly, crews mutinied, and the ship was repeatedly trapped in the ice. Finally, in 1935, Ellsworth took off to fly from the Weddell Sea to the Ross Sea. A few hours after leaving, radio contact with him was lost and the world gave him up for dead."--Inside dust jacket.

Good to go : what the athlete in all of us can learn from the strange science of recovery

January 22, 2019
Aschwanden, Christie, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
302 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Just-so science -- Be like Mike -- The perfect fuel -- The cold war -- Flushing the blood -- Calming the senses -- The rest cure -- Selling snake oil -- Losing your zoom -- The magic metric -- Hurts so good.
"In recent years recovery has become a sports and fitness buzzword. Anyone who works out or competes at any level is bombarded with the latest recovery products and services: from drinks and shakes to compression sleeves, foam rollers, electrical muscle stimulators, and sleep trackers. In Good to Go, acclaimed FiveThirtyEight science writer Christie Aschwanden takes readers on an entertaining and enlightening tour through this strange world. She investigates whether drinking Gatorade or beer after training helps or hinders performance; she examines the latest trends among athletes, from NFL star Tom Brady's infrared pajamas to gymnast Simone Biles' pneumatic compression boots to swimmer Michael Phelps’s 'cupping' ritual; and she tests some of the most controversial methods herself, including cryochambers, float tanks, and infrared saunas. At a time when the latest recovery products and services promise so much, Good to Go seeks answers to the fundamental question: Do any of them actually help the body recover and achieve peak performance?"--Inside dust jacket.

Zaitoun : recipes from the Palestinian kitchen

January 22, 2019
Khan, Yasmin (Cook), author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company Independent Publishers Since 1923, 2019.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
Palestine and me -- A beginning -- Welcome to Palestine -- The Palestinian store cupboard -- Mazzeh -- Haifa and Akka -- Salads -- Jerusalem -- Soups -- Nablus and Jenin -- Main courses -- Gaza -- Bethlehem -- Desserts -- Nazareth and the Galilee -- Menu planning.
"Oil from the olive -which is known in Arabic as zaitoun- flows in abundance in the kitchens of Palestine. Yasmin Khan's collection of recipes from this ancient region includes herb-filled salads, quick pickles, fragrant soups, tender meat dishes, and rich desserts; and surrounding them, a chorus of stories from those who live, love, and cook with Palestine in their hearts."--Back cover.

Clean eating, dirty sex : sensual superfoods and aphrodisiac practices for ultimate sexual health and connection

January 22, 2019
Davis, Lisa.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2019]
213 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Dirty eating: recipe for disaster -- Clean eating: highway to health -- The bedroom blues -- Bedrock of bedroom bliss -- Stock your pantry for pleasure -- Turn-on recipes.

Stalin's scribe : literature, ambition, and survival : the life of Mikhail Sholokhov

January 22, 2019
Boeck, Brian J., 1971- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2019.
388 pages, 8 pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
A masterful and definitive biography of one of the most misunderstood and controversial writters in Russian literature.

The story of Britain : a history of the great ages: from the Romans to the present

January 22, 2019
Strong, Roy, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2019.
xviii, 590 pages, 16 pages of plates : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
A authoritative and sweeping history of Britain from the Romans to the present day.

The bell and the blackbird : poems

January 22, 2019
Whyte, David, 1955- author.
Langley, Washington : Many Rivers Press, 2018.
135 pages ; 22 cm
I. Come with me now. Lough Inagh -- II. Just beyond yourself. Just beyond yourself ; The bell and the blackbird ; Twice blessed ; Cleave ; Much has been said ; A mind shaped by Moorland -- III. Blessings & prayers. Easter blessing ; Blessing for the light ; Blessing for sound ; Blessing for different sounds ; Prayer for an invitation ; Blessing for unrequited love ; Prayer for James Monahan ; Blessing for one who has taken their own life -- IV. Winter griefs. Winter grief ; Goodbye for now ; Maam Cross ; Avignon elegy ; Orphan lamb ; Wound ; The act of leaving -- V. Muse. An almost ; Close companion ; Homage -- VI. Seeing you. A gift of time ; Bow ; Seeing you ; Everlasting ; Dream ; Newly married -- VII. Travels. Australia ; Tracking -- VIII. Nakasendo. River fall ; Forest path ; After walking ; Shoji ; One ear ; Sleep ; Eclipse ; Footsteps ; Mist ; Old friends ; The bag on my back ; The pass -- IX. Ireland. Ogham ; Ruan ; Stone ; Fintan ; Wraiths ; The coming of Amergin ; The miracle island ; Leaving the island.

The condition of secrecy : selected essays

January 22, 2019
Christensen, Inger, 1935-2009, author.
©2018
137 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"New Directions Paperbook Original 1430."
"[Christensen] formulates with increasing clarity the basis of her approach to writing, and provides insights into how she composed specific poetry volumes. Some essays are autobiographical (with memories of Christensen's school years during the Nazi occupation of Denmark), and others are political, touching on the Cold War and Chernobyl. The Condition of Secrecy also covers the Ars Poetica of Lu Chi (261-303 CE); William Blake and Isaac Newton; and such topics as randomness as a universal force and the role of the writer as an agent of social change"--Publisher's description.

Hole in the head : a life revealed

January 22, 2019
Smith, Wilbert L.
©2018
235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"A true story"
"Following twenty years of close friendship with author Wilbert Smith, Vertus Hardiman reveals the truth about his horrifying experience hidden since age five. His life is a moving example of humility, success, and achievement while enduring long standing suffering. The story tells of Vertus Hardiman and nine other children, each attending the same elementary school in Lyles Station, Indiana--who, in 1927, was severely irradiated during a medical experiment conducted at the local county hospital. The experiment was misrepresented as a newly developed cure for the scalp fungus known as ringworm. But in reality, the ringworm fungus was merely the lure used to gain access to children whose unsuspecting parents blindly signed permission slips for the treatment. Vertus was age five and the youngest. As remarkable and shocking as the story may appear, it is not an indictment on inhumane government-sanctioned medical experimentation. Rather, Hole in the Head: a Life Revealed reflects the incredible strength of one man who survived the harshest imaginable circumstances through the power of who and what he was determined to become. His simplicity and life philosophy always lifted the spirits of those he touched. Remarkably, not one person in Vertus's community was aware of his suffering because he always wore a wig or woolen beanie cap to hide his shame. He stated, 'For over seventy-one years, only four individuals outside a few medical specialists have ever seen my condition. I hide it because I look like some monster.' But in reality, Vertus was the kindest example of human love Wilbert had ever met-always choosing love over hate and success over excuses and failure. This incredible story inspires us to change our outlook on life, while teaching the true meaning of love, forgiveness, and acceptance."--Amazon website.

How to draw : drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination

January 22, 2019
Robertson, Scott, 1966- author.
Culver City, CA : Design Studio Press, 2013.
208 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Includes index.
Working with volume : Planning before perspective ; Orthographic views, a.k.a. orthogonal views or draft views ; Transferring a side view into perspective ; Putting it all together: X-Y-Z section drawing ; Extending the sections ; 2-curve combo ; Cutting volumes ; Adding radii and fillets ; Wrapping graphics ; Detailing and sculpting surfaces ; More tips for modifying complex volumes ; Contour lines, overlapping and line weight ; X-Y-Z section drawing applied -- Drawing environments : Photo underlay ; Site planning ; Thumbnail sketching ; Non-photo blue, then ink ; Sci-fi environment step-by-step ; Warp that grid with a wide-angle lens! ; Outdoor environment sketch step-by-step -- Drawing aircraft : Airplane anatomy ; Visual research ; Drawing from observation ; Loose concept sketching ; "Paper plane" ideation ; "Paper plane" perspective grid ; Drawing a paper plane, step-by-step ; Using a 3D underlay ; Final airplane drawing step-by-step -- Drawing wheeled vehicles : Visual research ; Have an idea or a goal before starting to sketch ; Some basics on vehicle packaging and architecture ; Flexing your creativity ; Grids, grids, grids! ; Drawing a side view in perspective ; Drawing a stylized side view in perspective ; Basic body sculpting ; Drawing the windshield and greenhouse ; Wheel wells, wheels and tires in perspective ; Common automotive lines ; Car drawing construction, Step-by-step grid ; Vehicle sketching with a wide-angle lens -- Sketching styles and mediums ; Ballpoint pen ; Copic marker + ballpoint pen ; Graphite pencil ; Colored pencil ; Pilot HI-TEC pen on newsprint ; Copic marker + Pilot HI-TEC pen ; Non-photo blue colored pencil + marker + brush pen ; Pentel pocket brush pen ; Copic marker + pen + gouache ; Gouache on illustration board ; Toned paper + mixed media ; Digital: Sketchbook PRO.
How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the professional. You will learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination, starting with the most basic perspective drawing skills. Early chapters explain how to draw accurate perspective grids and ellipses that in later chapters provide the foundation for more complex forms. The research and design processes used to generate visual concepts are demonstrated, making it much easier for you to draw things never-before-seen! Best of all, more than 25 pages can be scanned via a smartphone or tablet using the new Design Studio Press app, which link to video tutorials for that section of the book! With a combined 26 years of teaching experience, Scott Robertson and Thomas Bertling bring you the lessons and techniques they have used to help thousands of their students become professional artists and designers. This book is indispensable for anyone who wants to learn, or teaches others, how to draw.

The infidel and the professor : David Hume, Adam Smith, and the friendship that shaped modern thought

January 22, 2019
Rasmussen, Dennis C. (Dennis Carl), 1978- author.
©2017
xiii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction: Dearest friends -- The cheerful skeptic (1711-1749) -- Encountering Hume (1723-1749) -- A budding friendship (1750-1754) -- The historian and the Kirk (1754-1759) -- Theorizing the moral sentiments (1759) -- Fêted in France (1759-1766) -- Quarrel with a wild philosopher (1766-1767) -- Mortally sick at sea (1767-1775) -- Inquiring into the Wealth of Nations (1776) -- Dialoguing about natural religion (1776) -- A philosopher's death (1776) -- Ten times more abuse (1776-1777) -- Smith's final years in Edinburgh (1777-1790) -- Hume's My Own Life and Smith's Letter from Adam Smith, LL. D. to William Strahan, Esq.
"David Hume is widely regarded as the most important philosopher ever to write in English, but during his lifetime he was attacked as "the Great Infidel" for his skeptical religious views and deemed unfit to teach the young. In contrast, Adam Smith was a revered professor of moral philosophy, and is now often hailed as the founding father of capitalism. Remarkably, the two were best friends for most of their adult lives, sharing what Dennis Rasmussen calls the greatest of all philosophical friendships. The Infidel and the Professor is the first book to tell the fascinating story of the friendship of these towering Enlightenment thinkers--and how it influenced their world-changing ideas. The book follows Hume and Smith's relationship from their first meeting in 1749 until Hume's death in 1776. It describes how they commented on each other's writings, supported each other's careers and literary ambitions, and advised each other on personal matters, most notably after Hume's quarrel with Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Members of a vibrant intellectual scene in Enlightenment Scotland, Hume and Smith made many of the same friends (and enemies), joined the same clubs, and were interested in many of the same subjects well beyond philosophy and economics--from psychology and history to politics and Britain's conflict with the American colonies. The book reveals that Smith's private religious views were considerably closer to Hume's public ones than is usually believed. It also shows that Hume contributed more to economics--and Smith contributed more to philosophy--than is generally recognized. Vividly written, The Infidel and the Professor is a compelling account of a great friendship that had great consequences for modern thought."--Jacket.

Landing in hell : the Pyrrhic victory of the First Marine Division on Peleliu, 1944

January 22, 2019
Margaritis, Peter, author.
Philadelphia : Casemate, 2018.
xiv, 225 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

Making and breaking the grid : a graphic design layout workshop

January 22, 2019
Samara, Timothy, author.
©2017
240 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Machine generated contents note: 1.Making the Grid -- Coming to Order -- A Brief History of the Grid in Graphic Design -- Grid Basics -- Fundamental Concepts of Page Structure -- Building a Grid -- Making the Structure That Suits Your Needs -- Using a Grid -- Considerations and Best Practices -- Exhibits Design Projects Based on Grids -- 2.Breaking the Grid -- On the Other Hand -- A Historical Survey of Non-Structural Design Tendencies -- Alternative Architectures -- Intuitive, Relational, and Conceptual -- Considering the Practical in the Impractical -- Exhibits Design Projects Without Grids.
For designers working in every medium, layout is arguably the most basic, and most important, element. Effective layout is essential to communication and enables the end user to not only be drawn in with an innovative design but to digest information easily. Making and Breaking the Grid is a comprehensive layout design workshop that assumes that in order to effectively break the rules of grid-based design, one must first understand those rules and see them applied to real-world projects. Basics include composing typographic space, format determination, and sequencing and systemization. Various types of grids a manuscript, column, modular, hierarchical a are also covered. Text reveals top designers' work in process and rationale. Projects with similar characteristics are linked through a simple notational system that encourages exploration and comparison of structure ideas. Each project is shown comprehensively so readers can see its structure revealed over several pages, at a size that allows for inspection of detail. Also included are historical overviews that summarize the development of layout concepts, both grid-based and non-grid based, in modern design practice.

Codes for homeowners.

January 21, 2019
Minneapolis, Minn. : Creative Publishing International, c2010-
v. : col. ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2010-<2018/21> by Bruce A. Barker.
"Your photo guide to electrical codes, plumbing codes, building codes, mechanical codes."

Bookends : collected intros and outros

January 21, 2019
Chabon, Michael, author.
©2018
175 pages ; 20 cm
Meta-introduction -- Intros -- The Wes Anderson collection / Matt Zoller Seitz -- Trickster makes this world / Lewis Hyde -- The long ships / Frans G. Bengtsson -- Superheroes: fashion and fantasy / Andrew Bolton -- Julius Knipl, real estate photographer / Ben Katchor -- Herma / MacDonald Harris -- Casting the runes and other ghost stories / M. R. James -- Brown sugar kitchen / Tanya Holland -- Monster man / Gary Gianni -- The sailor on the seas of fate / Michael Moorcock -- American Flagg! / Howard Chaykin -- D'Aulaires' Norse myths / Ingri and Edgar Parin D'Aulaire -- "The rocket man" / Ray Bradbury -- John Carter of Mars: warlord of Mars / Marv Wolfman, Gil Kane et al. -- The escapists / Brian K. Vaughan -- Summerland -- Fountain city, excerpt -- Outros -- Fountain city, excerpt -- The mysteries of Pittsburgh -- Gentlemen of the road -- The phantom toolbooth / Norton Juster -- Wonder when you'll miss me / Amanda Davis -- Appendix: liner notes -- 1980-1996, carsickness -- Uptown special vinyl edition / Mark Ronson.
"In Bookends, Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Chabon offers a compilation of pieces about literature--age-old classics as well as his own--that presents a unique look into his literary origins and influences, the books that shaped his taste and formed his ideas about writing and reading"-- ǂc Publisher's description.

Narwhal : revealing an arctic legend

January 21, 2019
©2017
xxvii, 233 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
"This book is the companion to the exhibit, "Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend" at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, opening August 2017"--Title page verso.
1. What is a whale? -- 2. The universally beloved unicorn -- 3. Narwhal biology: an overview ; Listening to narwhals ; The physics of flukes -- 4. The extraordinary narwhal tooth ; Whale in the net! ; Making sense of the tusk -- 5. Narwhal DNA ; Why sequence whole genomes? ; The Narwhal Genome Initiative: a progress report -- 6. Deep time: the narwhal and beluga fossil record ; Narwhals and climate -- 7. Qaujimajatuqangit: Inuit knowledge and modern life ; Nunavut government symbols -- 8. Inuit and narwhal -- 9. Inuit contributions to narwhal knowledge -- 10. Climate and the changing Arctic ; Narwhals and the global mercury issue ; As goes the Arctic ... ; Narwhal: an uncertain future ; The last ice area -- 11. Arctic change, resource extraction, and Inuit communities in Nunavut ; Drowning in noise ; Rethinking human development ; Now is the time -- 12. Out of the Arctic, into the Smithsonian: making the Narwahl Exhibition.
"Few animals on the planet inspire the sense of wonder evoked by the narwhal. The 'Arctic unicorn' is everyone's version of 'awesome' and 'cool.' Explorers, aristocrats, artists and scientists celebrate this elusive whale and its extraordinary tusk. From Flemish unicorn tapestries, Inuit legends and traditional knowledge, and the research of devoted scientists, comes a tale of discovery reported here from the top of the world, a place where climate change is rapidly transforming one of the harshest environments on earth. How did the narwhal tusk become the horn of the fabled unicorn? What treasures do the Inuit hold about this majestic but elusive denizen? What have scientists discovered about the function of its tusk? Explore with whale biologists as they capture live narwhals to answer questions of narwhal biology, migration, population and behavior. Ponder the evolutionary history of the narwhal through paleontology and genetic science. Contemplate the fate of northern regions, animals, and peoples in a rapidly warming Arctic. Experience the insights and observations of Inuit hunters who have lived with the narwhal for thousands of years. The following pages present their views along with the latest research in narwhal biology, art, and climate science illustrated by more than a dozen photographers and graphic artists. 'Narwhal' tells the story o fthe whale that has captured the imagination of the world for centuries -- it truly reveals an Arctic legend." -- From the front flap.

Taste and see : discovering God among butchers, bakers, and fresh food makers

January 21, 2019
Feinberg, Margaret, 1976- author.
Grand Rapids, MI : Zondervan, [2018]
203 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
God is a foodie who wants to transform your supper into sacrament. Margaret Feinberg invites you on a global adventure to descend into a salt mine, knead bread, harvest olives, and pluck fresh figs. What you discover will forever change the way you read the Bible--and approach every meal. Plus, delicious recipes inside.

Cuba libre! : Che, Fidel, and the improbable revolution that changed world history

January 21, 2019
Perrottet, Tony, author.
[New York, New York] : Blue Rider Press, [2019]
367 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"Perrottet chronicles the events of the Cuban Revolution and the figures at the center of the guerrilla uprising: Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, and the scrappy band of rebel men and women who followed them. The general timeline of the Cuban Revolution of 1956-1958: It was led by two of the 20th century's most iconic figures, Fidel Castro and Che Guevara; it successfully overthrew the island nation's US-backed dictator; and it quickly went awry under Castro's rule. In this wildly entertaining and meticulously researched account, Tony Perrottet unravels the human drama behind history's most improbable revolution: a scruffy handful of self-taught revolutionaries--many of them kids just out of college, literature majors, art students and young lawyers, and including a number of women--defeated 40,000 professional soldiers to overthrow the dictatorship of Fulgencio Batista. Cuba Libre's deep dive into the revolution reveals fascinating details and is an entertaining look back at a liberation movement that captured the imagination of the world with its spectacular drama, foolhardy bravery, tragedy, and, sometimes, high comedy--and that set the stage for a buildup of Cold War tension that became a pivotal moment in history"-- Provided by publisher.

Keywords : the new language of capitalism

January 21, 2019
Leary, John Patrick, 1979- author.
© 2018
206 pages ; 22 cm
"In Keywords: The New Language of Capitalism, John Patrick Leary chronicles the rise of a new vocabulary in the twenty-first century. From Silicon Valley to the White House, from primary school to higher education, and from the factory floor to the church pulpit, we are all called to be innovators and entrepreneurs, to be curators of an ever-expanding roster of competencies. In a series of short essays on terms like 'entrepreneur,' 'sustainability,' 'artisanal' and 'synergy,' Keywords uses the vocabulary of neoliberalism to discover the contemporary spirit of capitalism. Each entry chronicles the penetration of market logic into nearly every aspect of our everyday branded lives -- even realms like church and summer camp that were once secure from the rat-race of market-driven competition. Each entry explores a popular term that displays an affinity for hierarchy, competition, 'the marketplace' and the virtual technologies of our time. The keywords all share a celebration of decisive 'leadership,' dreamy artistry, prophetic 'vision' and an inexhaustible commitment to work: the pillars of an ideal innovative self."-- Provided by publisher.

Living on Purpose : stories about faith, fortune, and fitness that will lead you to an extraordinary life

January 21, 2019
Steiner, Brandon, author.
[Place of publication not identified] : Lioncrest Publishing, 2018.
248 pages ; illustrations; 22 cm
Preface -- Introduction -- Part I : Faith: -- Faith or Fear -- Fill Yourself, Forget Yourself -- Relationships That Win -- Part II: Fortune: -- Capacity is a State of MInd -- Dream Big, Sample Small, Fail Fast -- Your Children's Success is a Big Part of Your Success -- Part III: Fitness: -- The Negative Energy Trap -- Lifestyle Game Plan -- Conclusion -- Steinerisms -- Acknowledgements -- About the Author.
" In Living on Purpose, Brandon Steiner explores the three foundational pillars of a satisfying and fulfilling existence: Faith (in yourself and others), Fortune (dreaming BIG and following it through), and Fitness (making positive lifestyle changes). Drawing valuable lessons and strategies from the experiences of some of the world's most incredible people, this enlightening guide will allow you to reset, reenergize, and find even more happiness. It's time to make a new commitment to yourself, your relationships, and your dreams. Living on Purpose is your road map to the winner's circle. "--page [4] of cover.

The history of emotions

January 21, 2019
Boddice, Rob, author.
Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018.
ix, 248 pages ; 23 cm.
Historians and emotions -- Words and concepts -- Communities, regimes and styles -- Power, politics and violence -- Practice and expression -- Experience, senses and the brain -- Spaces, places and objects -- Morality.
This book introduces students and professional historians to the main areas of concern in the history of emotions. It discusses how the emotions intersect with other lines of historical research relating to power, practice, society and morality. Addressing criticism from within and without the discipline of history, the book offers a rigorous defence of this new approach, demonstrating its potential centrality to historiographical practice, as well as the importance of this kind of historical work for our general understanding of the human brain and the meaning of human experience.

The official Catholic directory.

January 18, 2019
New York : P. J. Kenedy & Sons,
v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 2007 is published with Companion indexes on CD ROM.

RMA annual statement studies.

January 18, 2019
Philadelphia : Robert Morris Associates.
v. ; 27 cm.

Paris.

January 18, 2019
Stoke-on-Trent : Michelin Tyre Co., ltd.
v. : ill., maps. ; 26 cm.
At head of title: 1972-<1996> Michelin ; <2001-2018> The Green guide.

Great Britain & Ireland.

January 18, 2019
London : Michelin Tyre Co.
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20-21 cm.
Imprint varies: <1999-2000> Clermont-Ferrand, France : Pneu Michelin ; <2002>-2017, Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin Travel Publications ; 2018-<2019> Boulogne-Billancourt (France) : Michelin Travel Partner.
At head of title: <1998>-2010, Michelin hotels-restaurants ; 2017-<2019> The MIchelin guide.

Fodor's London.

January 18, 2019
[New York] : D. McKay
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 19 cm.
Publisher varies: <2000-2019> Fodor's Travel Publications.
"Created by Eugene Fodor."

London.

January 18, 2019
[London] : Michelin Tyre Public Ltd. Co.,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm.
Imprint varies: 2000-2017, Clermont-Ferrand, France : Michelin Travel Publications ; 2018-<2019> Boulogne-Billancourt (France) : Michelin Travel Partner.
At head of title: 1992-1993, Michelin ; 1998-2000, Michelin hotels-restaurants ; 2017-<2019> The MIchelin guide.

Lisbon.

January 18, 2019
London ; New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

Frommer's ... Costa Rica.

January 18, 2019
New York, NY : Macmillan,
v. : col. maps ; 22 cm.

Portugal.

January 18, 2019
London ; New York : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

Rick Steves France.

January 18, 2019
Emeryville, CA : Avalon Travel,
v. : maps (some col.) ; 21 cm.

Fodor's London's 25Best.

January 18, 2019
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 19 cm. + 1 folded map.
Vols. for 2004-<2019> include folded col. map inserted in back pocket.

Diabetes sourcebook.

January 18, 2019
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc.
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about diagnosis, treatment, and management of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, along with facts about lifestyle issues and preventing complications. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Portugal, Madeira, the Azores.

January 18, 2019
Greenville, S.C. : Michelin North America, c2001-
v. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Imprint varies: 2016-<2018> Boulogne Billancourt, France : Michelin Travel Partner.
At head of title: Michelin.

Fodor's Washington D.C.'s 25Best.

January 18, 2019
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications, c2005-
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 20 cm. + 1 folded map.
Vols. for 2005-<2019> included folded col. map inserted in back pocket.

Site work & landscape costs with RSMeans Data.

January 18, 2019
Rockland, MA : Gordian RSMeans Data, [2016]-
volumes : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm

Gastrointestinal diseases and disorders sourcebook.

January 18, 2019
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, c1996-
v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"Basic consumer health information about the upper and lower gastrointestinal (GI) tract, including the esophagus, stomach, intestines, rectum, liver, and pancreas, with facts about gastroesophageal reflux disease, gastritis, appendicitis, ulcers, celiac disease, diverticulitis, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, gallstones, and other diseases and disorders related to the digestive process ; along with information about cancers of the gastrointestinal tract, food intolerances, and commonly used diagnostic and surgical procedures, statistics, a glossary, and resources for additional help and information."

The clean plate : eat, reset, heal

January 18, 2019
Paltrow, Gwyneth, 1972- author.
New York : Goop Press, Grand Central Life & Style, 2019.
xvi, 268 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Part 1. The recipes. Breakfast -- Soups -- Salads, bowls & rolls -- A little more filling -- Drinks & snacks -- Basics -- Part 2. Healing cleanses. Fat flush -- Heavy metal detox -- Adrenal support -- Candida reset -- Heart health -- Veg-friendly ayurveda.
"Everyone's busy; everyone's plate is full. And there is so much that's outside our control every day. How do we begin to claim some autonomy over our health, to prioritize our own well-being? For Gwyneth Paltrow, it starts with the healing power of simple, nutrient-rich food. Her recipes focus on delicious flavors and ingredients that make clean eating doable on a daily basis. And here are her very best: a collection of 100-plus recipes and customizable meal plans that offer targeted health benefits--and the tastes we really crave, without compromise. Reset and rebalance with nourishing meals that are flexible and easy for busy weeknights or lunches on the go, and also healthy enough for more intensive, doctor-supported cleanses. [This book] brings everything to the table--from smoothies, soups, and bowls, to comforting entrées, snacks, and desserts--with the ease and flavor that we have come to expect from Paltrow and her team at GOOP. Highlights include instant favorites like Chicken Meatball Pho and Tex-Mex Cauliflower Rice Bowls, plus sweet treats like Cashew Turmeric Iced Lattes and Chocolate Chia Pudding. In addition to the cleaned-up recipes, The Clean Plate has meal plans, detoxes, and cleanses to address your health needs. Supported by Paltrow's team of nutrition experts and doctors, the book offers specific eating plans focused on: fat flush (with Dr. Taz Bhatia); heavy metal detox (with Dr. James Novak); adrenal support (with Dr. Alejandro Junger); candida reset (with Dr. Amy Myers); heart health (with Dr. Steven Gundry); veg-friendly ayurveda (with Dr. Aruna Viswanathan). Full of go-to recipes and health tips, The Clean Plate is the essential cookbook for clean eating, from the biggest name in health and wellness."--Dust jacket.

Thackray's 2019 investor's guide

January 18, 2019
Thackray, Brooke, 1961- author.
[Oakville, Ontario] : MountAlpha Media, 2018.
xxxv, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

A thousand sisters : the heroic airwomen of the Soviet Union in World War II

January 18, 2019
Wein, Elizabeth, author.
New York, NY : Balzer + Bray, 2019.
388 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Documents the contributions of Soviet airwomen during World War II, examining the formation, obstacles, missions, and legacy of Russia's female combat pilot regiments.

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