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Laudato si' : on care for our common home : Encyclical letter / Pope Francis.
Laudato si' : on care for our common home : Encyclical letter / Pope Francis.


Scrapbook Asian style! : create one-of-a-kind pages with Asian-inspired materials, colors, and motifs / Kristy Harris.
Scrapbook Asian style! : create one-of-a-kind pages with Asian-inspired materials, colors, and motifs / Kristy Harris.


Wytches Volume 1 / story, Scott Snyder ; art, Jock ; colors, Matt Hollingsworth ; letters, Clem Robins ; editor, David Brothers.
Wytches Volume 1 /  story, Scott Snyder ; art, Jock ; colors, Matt Hollingsworth ; letters, Clem Robins ; editor, David Brothers.
When the Rooks family moves to the remote town of Litchfield, NH to escape a haunting trauma, they're hopeful about starting over. But something evil is waiting for them in the woods just beyond town. Watching from the trees. Ancient...and hungry --


The conservative heart : how to build a fairer, happier, and more prosperous America / Arthur C. Brooks.
The conservative heart : how to build a fairer, happier, and more prosperous America / Arthur C. Brooks.
The product of years of research and analysis by Arthur Brooks that lead him to conclude what people need most are four institutions of meaning: faith, family, community, and meaningful work. It combines reporting, original research, and case studies in a manifesto that will help people lead happier, satisfying lives--


How we'll live on Mars / Stephen L. Petranek.
How we'll live on Mars /  Stephen L. Petranek.
It sounds like science fiction, but Stephen Petranek considers it fact: Within twenty years, humans will live on Mars. We'll need to. In this sweeping, provocative book that mixes business, science, and human reporting, Petranek makes the case that living on Mars is an essential back-up plan for humanity and explains in fascinating detail just how it will happen. The race is on. Private companies, driven by iconoclastic entrepreneurs, such as Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Paul Allen, and Sir Richard Branson; Dutch reality show and space mission Mars One; NASA; and the Chinese government are among the many groups competing to plant the first stake on Mars and open the door for human habitation. Why go to Mars? Life on Mars has potential life-saving possibilities for everyone on earth. Depleting water supplies, overwhelming climate change, and a host of other disasters--from terrorist attacks to meteor strikes--all loom large. We must become a space-faring species to survive. We have the technology not only to get humans to Mars, but to convert Mars into another habitable planet. It will likely take 300 years to terraform Mars, as the jargon goes, but we can turn it into a veritable second Garden of Eden. And we can live there, in specially designed habitations, within the next twenty years. In this exciting chronicle, Petranek introduces the circus of lively characters all engaged in a dramatic effort to be the first to settle the Red Planet. How We'll Live on Mars brings firsthand reporting, interviews with key participants, and extensive research to bear on the question of how we can expect to see life on Mars within the next twenty years--


The her campus guide to college life : how to manage relationships, stay safe and healthy, handle stress, and have the best years of your life! / Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Annie Chandler Wang, Windsor Hanger Western, and the Writers & Editors of Her Campus.
The her campus guide to college life : how to manage relationships, stay safe and healthy, handle stress, and have the best years of your life! / Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Annie Chandler Wang, Windsor Hanger Western, and the Writers & Editors of Her Campus.
A girls' guide to college. Includes safety tips, suggestions for meeting new people, tips on how to be successful, and ways to deal with some of the challenges of being a new college student--~From dating to internships--everything you need to know about college. Get ready for the best years of your life! Written by the experts behind Her Campus, this college guide is bursting with insider tips to help you navigate classes, relationships, and all your extracurriculars--including parties and Greek life. Whether you're a seasoned upperclassman or are starting freshman year in just a few months, you'll learn how to: Bond with your roommate and set ground rules for your new space Beat the Freshman 15 without having to give up dessert Snag a date with the cutie from your Lit class Cope with stress and anxiety--even during finals week! Score jobs and internships that will help you transition into post-collegiate life You'll also get the lowdown on campus safety so you can enjoy all that college has to offer while avoiding the unfortunate scary parts that sometimes come with it. Complete with fun checklists and worksheets to help you carry out HC's essential advice, The Her Campus Guide to College Life shows you how to make the most out of your experience--in and outside the classroom--


The Twinkies cookbook : a new sweet and savory recipe collection for America's most iconic snack cake.
The Twinkies cookbook : a new sweet and savory recipe collection for America's most iconic snack cake.
For more than 80 years, Twinkies have captivated the cravings of Americans both young and old. The Twinkies Cookbook, Second Edition explores the snack cake's heritage in the United States while celebrating its popularity in recipes for snacks both sweet and savory. For the first edition, Hostess urged Twinkie-aficionados across the nation to submit their favorite dishes featuring the cream-filled sponge cake. This new edition compiles the best of these colorful concoctions with 25 new recipes and additional photography. From a Twinkie-filled take on chicken and waffles to Twinkie pumpkin pie, these surprising and innovative recipes are a small slice of Americana that will be a hit with Twinkies fans across the country.


Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League / Dan-el Padilla Peralta.
Undocumented : a Dominican boy's odyssey from a homeless shelter to the Ivy League / Dan-el Padilla Peralta.


The two-state delusion : Israel and Palestine-- a tale of two narratives / Padraig O'Malley.
The two-state delusion : Israel and Palestine-- a tale of two narratives / Padraig O'Malley.
Arguing that a two-state solution is no longer a viable path to lasting peace, a controversial assessment of the Israeli-Palestine conflict addresses key issues while outlining a framework for action.


Dancing with the devil in the City of God : Rio de Janeiro on the brink / Juliana Barbassa.
Dancing with the devil in the City of God : Rio de Janeiro on the brink / Juliana Barbassa.
Rio de Janeiro is a city of extremes: from Carnaval's hedonistic delights, to the poverty of the favelas, to the softly seductive samba beat. But there's a dark side to this beautiful city: for years, Rio was ravaged by inflation, drug wars, and crooked leaders, and the legacy of decades of corruption can be seen in the very real struggles the city faces today. Now, Rio is ready to remake itself, this time into a global, modern capital ready for its turn on the world stage with the Olympics in 2016. But at what price? Armed with sharp prose and a reporter's instinct, Rio-born journalist Juliana Barbassa brings a firsthand glimpse of what's really happening in Rio (the good, the bad, and the maddening). She paints a fascinating picture of this city on the brink, explaining how Rio will succeed (or fail) based on the choices its leaders and citizens make today. But through it all, she never loses sight of the human face of Rio.--Adapted from book jacket.


Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology / Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili
Life on the edge : the coming of age of quantum biology / Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili
Life is the most extraordinary phenomenon in the known universe; but how does it work? It is remarkable that in this age of cloning and even synthetic biology, nobody has ever made anything living entirely out of dead material. Life remains the only way to make life. Are we missing a vital ingredient in its creation? Like Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene which provided a new perspective on evolution by shifting the focus of natural selection from organisms to genes, Life On The Edge alters our understanding of life from cells or biomolecules to the fundamental particles that drive life's dynamics. From this new perspective, life makes more sense as its missing ingredient is revealed to be quantum mechanics and the strange phenomena that lie at the heart of this most mysterious of sciences.


Nagasaki : life after nuclear war / Susan Southard.
Nagasaki : life after nuclear war / Susan Southard.
Published to coincide with the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki, a riveting narrative of human resilience, told through first-hand experiences of five survivors, reveals the physical, emotional and social challenges of post-atomic life.


Unmanned : drones, data, and the illusion of perfect warfare / William M. Arkin.
Unmanned : drones, data, and the illusion of perfect warfare / William M. Arkin.
Unmanned is an in-depth examination of why seemingly successful wars never seem to end. The problem centers on drones, now accumulated in the thousands, the front end of a spying and killing machine that is disconnected from either security or safety. Drones, however, are only part of the problem. William Arkin shows that security is actually undermined by an impulse to gather as much data as possible, the appetite and the theory both skewed towards the notion that no amount is too much. And yet the very endeavor of putting fewer human in potential danger places everyone in greater danger. Wars officially end, but the Data Machine lives on forever. Throughout his career, Arkin has exposed powerful secrets of so-called national security and intelligence. Now he continues that tradition. The most alarming book about warfare in years, Unmanned is essential reading for anyone who cares about the future of mankind.--provided from Amazon.com.


2 billion under 20 : how millennials are breaking down age barriers and changing the world / edited by Jared Kleinert & Stacey Ferreira ; foreword by Blake Masters.
2 billion under 20 : how millennials are breaking down age barriers and changing the world / edited by Jared Kleinert & Stacey Ferreira ; foreword by Blake Masters.
Of the roughly 6.97 billion people on Earth today, approximately 2 billion of them are under 20 years old. Millennials have a lot of reputations these days, but powerful, smart, and affective are not usually the adjectives used to describe them. Jared Kleinert and Stacey Ferreira want to change that and empower these young people to follow their dreams, set goals, and achieve success. Both young successful entrepreneurs themselves, they believe in breaking down age barriers to make a difference. Jared, best-known as the Founder and CEO of Synergist, and Stacey, best-known as the Co-Founder of MySocialCloud.com met in 2012 at the Under 20 Thiel Fellowship Summit. After speaking with their equally impressive peers, they realized that these 2 billion young voices have inspiring stories to share with the world and they wanted to bring them to life through 2 Billion Under 20. Jared and Stacey also decided to start an online community, www.2BillionUnder20.com where young people could help each other grow and develop their dreams into reality. They've curated an anthology of amazing stories from their peers. Contributors like Paige McKenzie who started her own YouTube channel at the age of 16 that now has more than 55 million views and Jack Andraka who created an early detection Pancreatic cancer test at age 14 have joined forces to show the world that age is just a number--


The ADHD advantage : what you thought was a diagnosis may be your greatest strength / Dale Archer, MD.
The ADHD advantage : what you thought was a diagnosis may be your greatest strength / Dale Archer, MD.
For decades physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, showing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it. Simply put, ADHD is a diagnosis of boredom. Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can't sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one's loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage--without drugs. As someone who not only has ADHD himself but also has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique standpoint. Armed with new science and research, he hopes to generate public interest and even debate with his positive message as he guides the millions of people with ADHD worldwide toward a whole new appreciation of their many strengths and full innate potential--~Why ADHD could be the key to your success For decades physicians delivered the diagnosis of ADHD to patients as bad news and warned them about a lifelong struggle of managing symptoms. But The ADHD Advantage explodes this outlook, showing that some of the most highly successful entrepreneurs, leaders, and entertainers have reached the pinnacle of success not in spite of their ADHD but because of it. Although the ADHD stereotype is someone who can't sit still, in reality people with ADHD are endlessly curious, often adventurous, willing to take smart risks, and unusually resilient. They are creative, visionary, and entrepreneurial. Sharing the stories of highly successful people with ADHD, Dr. Archer offers a vitally important and inspiring new way to recognize ADHD traits in oneself or in one's loved ones, and then leverage them to great advantage--without drugs. As someone who not only has ADHD himself but also has never used medication to treat it, Dr. Archer understands the condition from a unique standpoint. Armed with new science and research, he hopes to generate public interest and even debate with his positive message as he guides the millions of people with ADHD worldwide toward a whole new appreciation of their many strengths and full innate potential--


DIY T-shirt crafts / Adrianne Surian.
DIY T-shirt crafts /  Adrianne Surian.


iPhoneography PRO : techniques for taking you iPhone photography to the next level / Robert Morrissey.
iPhoneography PRO : techniques for taking you iPhone photography to the next level / Robert Morrissey.


Good and cheap : eat well on $4/day / Leanne Brown.
Good and cheap : eat well on $4/day / Leanne Brown.
Kitchen skill, not budget, is the key to great food. If you're living on a tight budget, Brown shows you how to maximize every ingredient and gives you tips on economical cooking methods; shopping and kitchen equipments; and much more.


A-Z of heirloom sewing / photography by Andrew Dunbar.
A-Z of heirloom sewing /  photography by Andrew Dunbar.


A-Z of thread painting / photography by Andrew Dunbar.
A-Z of thread painting /  photography by Andrew Dunbar.


People tools for love and relationships : the journey from me to us / Alan C. Fox.
People tools for love and relationships : the journey from me to us / Alan C. Fox.


Enemy in the East : Hitler's secret plans to invade the Soviet Union / Rolf-Dieter Müller ; translated by Alexander Starritt.
Enemy in the East : Hitler's secret plans to invade the Soviet Union / Rolf-Dieter Müller ; translated by Alexander Starritt.
Operation Barbarossa, Hitler's invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941, led to one of the most brutal campaigns of World War II: of the estimated 70 million people who died in the war, over 30 million died on the Eastern Front. Although it has previously been argued that the campaign was a pre-emptive strike, in fact, Hitler had been planning a war of intervention against the USSR ever since he came to power in 1933. Using previously unseen sources, acclaimed military historian Rolf-Dieter Müller shows that Hitler and the Wehrmacht had begun to negotiate with Poland and had even considered an alliance with Japan soon after taking power. Despite the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, at the declaration of war in September 1939, military engagement with the Red Army was still a very real and imminent possibility. In Enemy in the East, Müller takes us behind the scenes of the Wehrmacht High Command, providing a fascinating insight into a lesser known story of World War II. --Provided by publisher.


Color concrete garden projects : make your own planters, furniture, and fire pits using creative techniques and vibrant finishes / Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder ; photographs by Charles Coleman.
Color concrete garden projects : make your own planters, furniture, and fire pits using creative techniques and vibrant finishes / Nathan Smith and Michael Snyder ; photographs by Charles Coleman.


Millennials with kids : marketing to this powerful and surprisingly different generation of parents / Jeff Fromm and Marissa Vidler.
Millennials with kids : marketing to this powerful and surprisingly different generation of parents / Jeff Fromm and Marissa Vidler.


Your own terms : a woman's guide to taking charge of any negotiation / Yasmin Davidds, PsyD with Ann Bidou.
Your own terms : a woman's guide to taking charge of any negotiation / Yasmin Davidds, PsyD with Ann Bidou.


A beautiful question : finding nature's deep design / Frank Wilczek.
A beautiful question : finding nature's deep design / Frank Wilczek.
Does the universe embody beautiful ideas? Artists as well as scientists throughout human history have pondered this beautiful question. With Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek as your guide, embark on a voyage of related discoveries, from Plato and Pythagoras up to the present. Wilczek's groundbreaking work in quantum physics was inspired by his intuition to look for a deeper order of beauty in nature. In fact, every major advance in his career came from this intuition: to assume that the universe embodies beautiful forms, forms whose hallmarks are symmetry--harmony, balance, proportion--and economy. There are other meanings of beauty, but this is the deep logic of the universe--and it is no accident that it is also at the heart of what we find aesthetically pleasing and inspiring. As he reveals here, this has been the heart of scientific pursuit from Pythagoras, the ancient Greek who was the first to argue that all things are number, to Galileo, Newton, Maxwell, Einstein, and into the deep waters of twentieth-century physics. Gorgeously illustrated, A Beautiful Question is a mind-shifting book that braids the age-old quest for beauty and the age-old quest for truth into a thrilling synthesis. Yes: the world is a work of art, and its deepest truths are ones we already feel, as if they were somehow written in our souls.--From publisher description.


Wurlitzer of Cincinnati : the name that means music to millions / Mark Palkovic.
Wurlitzer of Cincinnati : the name that means music to millions / Mark Palkovic.
Established in Cincinnati in 1856 by German immigrant Franz Rudolph Wurlitzer, the music dealer became the largest outlet for band instruments in the United States by 1865. During the silent film era in the early twentieth century, Wurlitzer manufactured nearly 2,250 theater organs, affectionately dubbed Mighty Wurlitzers. Many of these instruments still provide concert music today. During the Big Band era of the 1930s to 1950s, the company's colorful coin-operated jukeboxes were such popular fixtures in bars and dance halls that the U.S. Postal Service honored them with a commemorative stamp. Although the company was sold in 1988, the Wurlitzer name continues to be held in high esteem by the city of Cincinnati.--Provided by publisher.


Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet / Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman.
Climate shock : the economic consequences of a hotter planet / Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman.


Called for life : how loving our neighbor led us into the heart of the ebola epidemic / Kent & Amber Brantly with David Thomas.
Called for life : how loving our neighbor led us into the heart of the ebola epidemic / Kent & Amber Brantly with David Thomas.
The story of Dr. Kent and Amber Brantly's call to serve their neighbors, as well as Kent's fight for life against Ebola, and Amber's struggle to support him from half a world away. Dr. Brantly reminds readers of the risk, honor, and joy to be known when God and others are served without reservation.


Vegan everyday : 500 delicious recipes / Douglas McNish.
Vegan everyday : 500 delicious recipes / Douglas McNish.


Spain : the centre of the world, 1519-1682 / Robert Goodwin.
Spain : the centre of the world, 1519-1682 / Robert Goodwin.
The Golden Age of the Spanish Empire would establish five centuries of Western supremacy across the globe and usher in an era of transatlantic exploration that eventually gave rise to the modern world. It was a time of discovery and adventure, of great political and social change--it was a time when Spain learned to rule the world. Assembling a spectacular cast of legendary characters like the Duke of Alba, El Greco, Miguel de Cervantes, and Diego Velázquez, Robert Goodwin brings the Spanish Golden Age to life with the vivid clarity and gripping narrative of an epic novel. From scholars and playwrights, to poets and soldiers, Goodwin is in complete command of the history of this tumultuous and exciting period. But the superstars alone will not tell the whole tale--Goodwin delves deep to find previously unrecorded sources and accounts of how Spain's Golden Age would unfold, and ultimately, unravel. Spain is a sweeping and revealing portrait of Spain at the height of its power and a world at the dawn of the modern age.


A thousand miles to freedom : my escape from North Korea / Eunsun Kim with Sébastien Falletti ; translated by David Tian.
A thousand miles to freedom : my escape from North Korea / Eunsun Kim with Sébastien Falletti ; translated by David Tian.
Eunsun Kim was born in North Korea, one of the most secretive and oppressive countries in the modern world. As a child Eunsun loved her country--despite her school field trips to public executions, daily self-criticism sessions, and the increasing gnaw of hunger as the country-wide famine escalated ... Her mother decided to escape North Korea with Eunsun and her sister, not knowing that they were embarking on a journey that would take them nine long years to complete ... Now Eunsun is sharing her ... story to give voice to the tens of millions of North Koreans still suffering in silence--


Lessons from Tara : life advice from the world's most brilliant dog / David Rosenfelt.
Lessons from Tara : life advice from the world's most brilliant dog / David Rosenfelt.
Rosenfelt's latest work of nonfiction has a slightly misleading title; although Tara, the author's first dog, takes center stage, other dogs--a handful of the hundreds the author and his wife have taken in over the years--do make some appearances. The book's theme is pretty straightforward: here are some of the things I've learned about myself through my dogs. Grieving after Tara's death, for example, allowed Rosenfelt to open up a more emotional side of himself; other dogs have shown him how to cope with stress, how to put others ahead of himself, how to exist in a seriously hectic environment (his house is always full of dogs), how to find the small joys in a busy day, how to manage with a lack of sleep, and more--Booklist.


Yes! : my improbable journey to the main event of WrestleMania / Daniel Bryan with Craig Tello.
Yes! : my improbable journey to the main event of WrestleMania / Daniel Bryan with Craig Tello.
One of the most popular WWE champions. This behind the scenes story is told for the first time by Bryan himself.


The Pine Tar Game : the Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and baseball's most absurd and entertaining controversy / Filip Bondy.
The Pine Tar Game : the Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and baseball's most absurd and entertaining controversy / Filip Bondy.


Spirals in time : the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells / Helen Scales.
Spirals in time : the secret life and curious afterlife of seashells / Helen Scales.


It's good to be queen : becoming as bold, gracious, and wise as the Queen of Sheba / Liz Curtis Higgs.
It's good to be queen : becoming as bold, gracious, and wise as the Queen of Sheba / Liz Curtis Higgs.
Queen Sheba journeyed across the desert with a caravan of riches, only to find wisdom, the greatest treasure of all. Her quest for wisdom will surprise you, challenge you, inspire you, change you. This wealthy royal from antiquity will show you how to live boldly, seek after truth, ask the right questions, encourage others, receive graciously, and honor the Lord above all.


 

 

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