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Medical school for everyone : pediatrics grand rounds / Great Courses ; senior producer, Jennifer Gray ; editor/producer Ines I. Perez-Thompson ; director, Jonathan D. Leven, Jim M. Allen.

Little patients can have big ailments. Join an expert pediatrician to solve real-life medical mysteries in infants, toddlers, and teens.--Container.

The science of energy : resources and power explained / Michael Wysession.

Energy is, without a doubt, the very foundation of the universe. It's the engine that powers life and fuels the evolution of human civilization. Yet for all its importance, what energy really is and how it works remains a mystery to most non-scientists. For example: Where does most of our energy come from, and how is it sourced? How do energy technologies, both primitive and cutting-edge, generate power? How do we store energy--and will there be enough to meet our future needs? What are the pros and cons behind the forms of energy currently available to us? How might we harness potential future energy sources such as earthquakes and supervolcanoes? All too often, the answers to questions like these are bogged down in polemics and controversy. Imagine, then, how these and other questions could be discussed from a purely factual, scientific perspective. The truth is, to better put into perspective the various issues surrounding energy in the 21st century, you need to understand the essential science behind how energy works. And you need a reliable source whose focus is on giving you the facts you need to form your own educated opinions -- provided by publisher.

The surveillance state : big data, freedom, and you / Paul Rosenzweig.

Review three types of surveillance-physical, electronic and data-and see how each type works. Review some of the many public and private uses of drones, and then consider policy issues such as what factors constitute permissible use of drone footage. Review three types of surveillance-physical, electronic and data-and see how each type works. Review some of the many public and private uses of drones, and then consider policy issues such as what factors constitute permissible use of drone footage. Investigate the techniques by which foreign governments infiltrate each other, ponder the ethics of these actions, and think through the appropriate responses. Dive into privacy issues and security issues using the Fifth Amendment perspective. Trace the history of the news media from the Pentagon Papers to Wikileaks. Explore legal issues surrounding metadata gathering in the years after 9/11, and whether it violates the 4th Amendment protection.~A course of 24 lectures by Professor Paul Rosenzweig.

A history of India / Professor Michael H. Fisher (Oberlin College).

A series of lectures delivered by Professor Michael H. Fisher of Oberlin College on the history of India. Discover the rich diversity and captivating stories of the cultures of South Asia in this breathtaking 5,000-year history.

Escape clause : a Virgil Flowers novel / John Sandford.

Escape clause : a Virgil Flowers novel / John Sandford.
Virgil Flowers' investigation into the theft of two rare Siberian tigers from the Minnesota Zoo is complicated by a summer visit from his girlfriend's sister, who aims to seduce him.

The Obsidian chamber / Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.

The Obsidian chamber /  Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.
With special agent Pendergast missing and presumed dead and his ward Constance taken captive by a shadowy figure from the past, Pendergast's bodyguard, Proctor, begins an international pursuit of Constance's kidnapper.

Seduced / Randy Wayne White.

Seduced /  Randy Wayne White.
A fishing guide and part-time investigator, Hannah Smith is a tall, strong Florida woman descended from many generations of tall, strong Florida women. But the problem before her now is much older even than that. And its consequences are lethal. Five hundred years ago, Spanish conquistadors planted the first orange seeds in Florida, but now the billion-dollar industry is in peril. The trees are dying, weakened by infestation and genetic manipulation, and the only solution might be somehow, somewhere, to find samples of the original rootstock. No one is better equipped to traverse the swamps and murky backcountry of Florida than Hannah, but once word leaks out of her quest, the trouble begins. There are people who will kill to find a direct descendant of those first seeds, she is warned--and it looks like those words may be all too prophetic. That is, if the secrets she discovers in the Florida wild about a twenty-year-old murder don't kill her first. Or the fifteen-foot-long Burmese python.

Paris for one & other stories / Jojo Moyes.

Paris for one & other stories /  Jojo Moyes.
Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She's never even been on a romantic weekend away, to anywhere before. Everyone knows travelling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up for their romantic mini-vacation, she has the opportunity to prove everyone, including herself wrong. Alone and in Paris, Nell uncovers a version of herself she never knew existed: independent and intrepid. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life?

The 37th parallel : the secret truth behind America's UFO highway / Ben Mezrich.

Computer programmer and sheriff's deputy Zukowski is obsessed with tracking down UFO reports in Colorado. Along an expanse of land stretching across the southern borders of Utah, Colorado, and Kansas, Zukowski discovers multiple bizarre incidences of mutilated livestock, and suddenly realizes that they cluster around the 37th Parallel or UFO Highway. So begins an extraordinary and fascinating journey from El Paso and Rush, Colorado, to the mysterious Bigelow Aerospace company and MUFON; from Roswell and Area 51 to the Pentagon and beyond; to underground secret military caverns and Indian sacred sites; beneath strange, unexplained lights in the sky and into corporations that obstruct and try to take over investigations.

Order to kill / written by Kyle Mills ; [series created by] Vince Flynn.]

Order to kill /  written by Kyle Mills ; [series created by] Vince Flynn.]
Mitch Rapp is used to winning. But now the CIA operative finds himself chasing false leads from continent to continent in an effort to keep Pakistani nukes from falling into the hands of terrorists. Together with friend and colleague Scott Coleman, Rapp struggles to prevent the loss of these lethal weapons, particularly because Russia is also interested in the nukes, though not for the same reason as Rapp and Coleman. Soon, it becomes alarmingly clear that the forces in Moscow are bent on fomenting even more chaos and turmoil in the Middle East, and Rapp must go deep into Russian territory, posing as an American ISIS recruit. There, he uncovers a plan much more dangerous and insidious than he ever expected, one that could have far-reaching and catastrophic consequences.

Small great things : a novel / Jodi Picoult.

Small great things : a novel / Jodi Picoult.
Ruth Jefferson is a labor and delivery nurse at a Connecticut hospital with more than twenty years' experience. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she's been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don't want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene?

The Clancys of Queens : a memoir / Tara Clancy.

The Clancys of Queens : a memoir / Tara Clancy.
Not merely an authentic coming of age tale or a rowdy barstool biography. Chock full of characters who escape the popular imaginings of this city, it offers a bold portrait of real people, people whose stories are largely absent from our shelves. Most crucially, it captures, in inimitable prose, the rarely heard voices of New York's working class women.

Treason / Newt Gingrich and Pete Earley.

Treason /  Newt Gingrich and Pete Earley.
Leading politician and bestselling author Newt Gingrich and novelist Pete Earley are back with the gripping sequel to Duplicity. Islamic terrorism is growing on American soil, and in Newt Gingrich's new novel, TREASON, an attempted assassination at the highest level points to treason at the highest corridors of power. Captain Brooke Grant, Sergeant Walks Many Miles, and Representative Thomas The Chairman Stanton have been hunting down Islamic terrorist mastermind, The Falcon, and he has now marked them for death. His terrorists in place in America are training to execute his revenge--and they are happy to die for their cause. TREASON will leave readers on the edge of their seats as The Falcon continues to terrorize the U.S--

Hungry heart : adventures in life, love, and writing / Jennifer Weiner.

Hungry heart : adventures in life, love, and writing / Jennifer Weiner.
You fall down. You get hurt. You get up again. You know Jennifer Weiner as many things: a bestselling author, a Twitter phenomenon, and an unlikely feminist enforcer (The New Yorker). She's also a mom, a daughter, and a sister; a former rower and current runner; a best friend and a reality TV junkie. Here, in her first foray into nonfiction, she takes the raw stuff of her personal life and spins it into a collection of essays on womanhood as uproariously funny and moving as the best of Tina Fey, Fran Lebowitz, and Nora Ephron. Jennifer grew up as an outsider in her picturesque Connecticut hometown (a Lane Bryant outtake in an Abercrombie & Fitch photo shoot) and at her Ivy League college, but finally found her people in newsrooms in central Pennsylvania and Philadelphia and her voice as a novelist, activist, and New York Times columnist. No subject is off-limits in this intimate and honest essay collection: sex, weight, envy, money, her mom's late-in-life lesbianism, and her estranged father's death. From lonely adolescence to modern childbirth to hearing her six-year-old daughter's use of the f-word--fat;--for the first time, Jennifer dives deep into the heart of female experience, with the wit and candor that have endeared her to readers all over the world. By turns hilarious and deeply touching, Hungry Heart is about yearning and longing, love and loss, and a woman who searched for her place in the world--and found it as a storyteller--

The score / Kiki Swinson.

Lauren Kelly looks to turn the tables on her lover and accomplice, Matt Connors, when she learns that Matt and their partner, Yancy, are preparing to stab her in the back to keep a multimillionaire tycoon's money to themselves. As Lauren plots to settle the score, the real threat closes in on all three of them..

Known and strange things : essays / Teju Cole.

With this collection of more than fifty pieces on politics, photography, travel, history, and literature, Teju Cole solidifies his place as one of today's most powerful and original voices. On page after page, deploying prose dense with beauty and ideas, he finds fresh and potent ways to interpret art, people, and historical moments, taking in subjects from Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, and W. G. Sebald to Instagram, Barack Obama, and Boko Haram.

The doctor is in / Carl Weber with Brenda Hampton.

Dr. Kasen Phillips has the magic touch when it comes to helping his patients who are in dire need of counseling services, but when the love of his life winds up missing in action, Kasen's life takes a horrific turn for the worse. His office manager, Voncile Harper, is there to lend a helping hand. She's on a mission to shake Kasen from his misery, by offering him her sweet heat that he can't resist. It's not long before Kasen finds himself caught up in a web of Voncile's lies, and when he realizes that he may have bitten off more than he can chew, he wants out of their reckless relationship for good. Unfortunately for Kasen, walking away may be difficult to do. Voncile is deep in love, and any man who refuses to play by her rules may be forced to suffer dire consequences.

The syndicate / Brick & Storm.

Following the death of their foster mother, eight kids learn that she'd built an empire of drug trafficking, called The Syndicate, and one of them had to take her place. Unbeknownst to every child, Claudette had been training them for this moment--this time. She had homed in on each of their skills, knowing that they would one day step up and run this city.

The fire this time : a new generation speaks about race / edited by Jesmyn Ward.

In response to recent tragedies and widespread protests across the nation, National Book Award-winning writer Jesmyn Ward looked to James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time for comfort and counsel. In the essay 'My dungeon shook,' Baldwin addresses his fifteen-year-old namesake on the one hundredth anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. He writes: 'You know, and I know, that the country is celebrating one hundred years of freedom one hundred years too soon.' Jesmyn Ward knows that Baldwin's words ring as true as ever today, and she has turned to some of her generation's most original thinkers to write short essays, memoirs, and a few essential poems giving voice to their concerns. The Fire This Time is divided into three parts that shine a light on the darkest corners of our history, wrestle with our current predicament, and attempt to envision a better future. Of the eighteen pieces, ten were written specifically for this volume. In the fifty-odd years since Baldwin's essay was published, entire generations have dared everything and made significant progress. But the idea that we are living in the post-civil rights era--that we are a 'postracial' society--is a callous corruption of a truth that our nation must confront. Baldwin's 'fire next time' is now upon us, and it needs to be talked about.--cover.~Presents a continuation of James Baldwin's 1963 The Fire Next Time that examines racial issues from the past half-century through essays, poems, and memoir pieces by some of the current generation's most original thinkers and writers.

Archaeology and the Iliad : the Trojan War in Homer and history / Eric H. Cline.

George Washington University professor, Eric Cline examines the real history of Troy and delves into archaeological discoveries. Through his analysis of known data, Cline provides a fuller, richer understanding of this historic clash.

Filthy rich : a powerful billionaire, the sex scandal that undid him, and all the justice that money can buy : the shocking true story of Jeffrey Epstein / James Patterson & John Connolly with Tim Malloy.

Filthy rich : a powerful billionaire, the sex scandal that undid him, and all the justice that money can buy : the shocking true story of Jeffrey Epstein / James Patterson & John Connolly with Tim Malloy.
Jeffrey Epstein rose from humble origins to the rarefied heights of New York City's financial elite. A college dropout with an instinct for numbers--and for people--Epstein amassed his wealth through a combination of access and skill. But even after he had it all, Epstein wanted more. And that unceasing desire--especially a taste for young girls--resulted in his stunning fall from grace. From Epstein himself, to the girls he employed as masseuses at his home, to the cops investigating the appalling charges against him, Filthy rich examines all sides of a case that scandalized one of America's richest communities. An explosive true story, Filthy rich is a riveting account of wealth, power and the influence they bring to bear on the American justice system.



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