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Call # A - L
Take the Cannoli by
Call Number: AC 8 .V76 2000
Publication Date: 2000-04-06
"Take the Cannoli" is a moving and wickedly funny collection of personal stories stretching across the immense landscape of the American scene. Hailed by "Newsweek" as a "cranky stylist with talent to burn," Vowell has an irresistible voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a loyal following for her magazine writing and radio monologues on This American Life. While tackling subjects such as identity, politics, religion, art, and history, these autobiographical tales are written with a biting humor, placing Vowell solidly in the tradition of Mark Twain and Dorothy Parker. Vowell searches the streets of Hoboken for traces of the town's favorite son, Frank Sinatra. She goes under cover of heavy makeup in an investigation of goth culture, blasts cannonballs into a hillside on a father-daughter outing, and maps her family's haunted history on a road trip down the Trail of Tears. "Take the Cannoli" is an eclectic tour of the New World, a collection of alternately hilarious and heartbreaking essays and autobiographical yarns.
The Amazing Book of Useless Information by
Call Number: AG 243 .B658 2008
Publication Date: 2008-08-05
From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Useless Information comes another fun, foolhardy and completely frivolous, fact-filled book. The Useless Information Society's latest collection, The Amazing Book of Useless Information, will answer questions readers never even knew they had. From space travel to the history of jelly beans, this wideranging, brain-teasing, and altogether useless book will give readers information to out-trivialize even their cleverest of companions. Features such fascinating facts as: - There is a town in West Virginia called Looneyville - Women can talk with less effort than men - Lemons have more sugar than oranges And answers to these life-changing questions: - What was the Ancient Roman cure for a stomachache" - What is a "buckle bunny? - Where is the coldest place in the universe?
The World's Greatest Book of Useless Information by
Call Number: AG 243 .B665 2009
Publication Date: 2009-07-07
From the creators of the #1 New York Times bestseller The Book of Useless Information-a collection of even greater insignificance. More useless than ever before! Impress know-it-all friends with this all-new hodgepodge of frivolous facts and silly statistics that no one really needs to know. But honestly, how cool is it to find out that... ? There is a place in Maryland called Monkey's Eyebrow ? Giving yellow flowers is a sign of bad luck in Russia ? One brow wrinkle is the result of 200,000 frowns ? Paper can be made from asparagus This is the book that will also tell you... ? The meaning of 'mageirocophobia' ? Where it is illegal to kill a butterfly ? Huckleberry Finn's remedy for warts ? What bodily fluid the Romans used as a hair treatment And much, much more!
The Three Laws of Performance by
Call Number: BF 481 .Z23 2009
Publication Date: 2009-02-03
A proven system for rallying all of an organizations' employees around a new vision and ideas for making the vision stick When something at work isn't going smoothly, managers struggle with what part of the problem to tackle first. Do they start with cost reduction? Or should they go for process improvements first? The authors'who have helped hundreds of companies and individuals change and improve'say spend time and money adjusting the systems in which people operate, rather than targeting people and their performance directly. The authors show that it's in fact possible to change everything at once'with a focus on making such transformations permanent and repeatable. Brand-new Introduction written for the paperback edition Filled with illustrative examples from Northrup Grumman, BHP-Billiton, Reebok, Harvard Business School, and many others Two experts in the field show how to make major transformations happen The book outlines a process for engaging all employees to buy-in to an improved vision of an organization's new and improved future.
The Rituals of Dinner by
Call Number: BJ 2041 .V57 1991
Publication Date: 1992-07-01
With an acute eye and an irrepressible wit, Margaret Visser takes a fascinating look at the way we eat our meals. From the ancient Greeks to modern yuppies, from cannibalism and the taking of the Eucharist to formal dinners and picnics, she thoroughly defines the eating ritual. "Read this book. You'll never look at a table knife the same way again."--The New York Times.
Souls on Fire by
Call Number: BM 198 .W513 1972
Publication Date: 1982-10-06
Call Number: DS 371.4123 .K67 J86 2010
Publication Date: 2010-05-11
In his breakout bestseller, The Perfect Storm, Sebastian Junger created "a wild ride that brilliantly captures the awesome power of the raging sea and the often futile attempts of humans to withstand it" (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Now, Junger turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a daily basis.
Freedom's Pragmatist by
Call Number: E 847.2 .E45 2013
Publication Date: 2013-09-24
"Ellis paints a portrait of a politician who, like many other politicians, often publicly sailed with the prevailing political winds of the day but who, in private, constantly exhibited a fundamental commitment to fairness and justice. Freedom's Pragmatist is a provocative and indispensable volume for students, teachers, researchers, and the general public alike in rethinking Johnson's lifelong relationship with the struggle for African American freedom and equality."--John A. Kirk, editor of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement "This comprehensive and balanced study of Lyndon Johnson and civil rights is a major contribution to the field of recent U.S. history. Ellis argues convincingly that Johnson's moral vision and practical political skills were absolutely crucial to the passage of major legislation advancing the legal rights of African Americans. A splendid analysis."?Anthony Edmunds, Ball State University Lyndon B. Johnson made several major contributions to the black freedom struggle during his time in the White House. He provided much-needed moral leadership on racial equality; secured the passage of landmark civil rights acts that ended legal segregation and ensured voting rights for blacks; pushed for affirmative action; introduced antipoverty, education, and health programs that benefited all; and made important and symbolic appointments of African Americans to key political positions. This examination of Johnson's life from childhood through his lengthy career in politics argues that place, historical context, and personal ambition are the keys to understanding his stance on civil rights. Johnson's viewpoint, in turn, is essential to understanding the history of civil rights in the United States.
My Life on the Run by
Call Number: GV 1061.15 .Y37 A3 2008
Publication Date: 2008-05-13
Dubbed the "Mayor of Running," Bart Yasso is one of the best-known figures in the sport, but few people know why he started running competitively, how it changed his life, or how his brush with a crippling illness nearly ended his career a decade ago. With insight and humor, My Life on the Run chronicles the heatstroke and frostbite, heartache and triumphs he's experienced while competing in more than 1,000 competitive races during his nearly 30 years with Runner's World magazine. Yasso gives valuable and practical advice on how to become a runner for life and continually draw joy from the sport. He also offers practical guidance for beginners, intermediate, and advanced runners, such as 5-K, half-marathon, and marathon training schedules including his innovative technique known as the Yasso 800s. Recounting his adventures in exotic locales like Antarctica, Africa, and Chitwan National Park in Nepal (where he was chased by an angry rhino), Yasso recommends the best exotic marathons for runners who want to grab their passports to test themselves on foreign terrain. With the wit and wisdom of a seasoned insider, he tells runners what they need to know to navigate the logistics of running in an unfamiliar country. Yasso's message is this: Never limit where running can take you because each race has the potential for adventure.
Call Number: HD 57.7 .K678 2003
Publication Date: 2003-02-10
This is the revised edition of the book that Industry Week named as one of the top ten management books of 1993. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner show why leadership is above all a relationship, with credibility as the cornerstone. They reveal six key disciplines and practices that work to strengthen a leader's capacity for development and sustaining credibility by relating rich examples and stories of real managers in action.
Why the Bottom Line Isn't! by
Call Number: HD 58.9 .U474 2003
Publication Date: 2003-04-09
The authors of this book argue that shareholder value comes increasingly from assets not accounted for on an organization's balance sheet, including its reputation and its ability to attract talent and move quickly on opportunities in the marketplace. The book harnesses research from a number of disciplines including human resources, finance, and leadership to establish a hierarchy of such intangibles. The book then offers specific leadership tools and directives that translate into sustainable shareholder value.
The Art of the Start by
Call Number: HD 62.5 .K38 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-09
A new product, a new service, a new company, a new division, a new anything - where there's a will, Kawasaki shows the way with his essential steps to launching one's dreams.
Call Number: HF 5429.215 .U6 W35 2005
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Edited by one of the nation's preeminent labor historians, this book marks an ambitious effort to dissect the full extent of Wal-Mart's business operations, its social effects, and its role in the U.S. and world economy. Wal-Mart is based on a spring 2004 conference of leading historians, business analysts, sociologists, and labor leaders that immediately attracted the attention of the national media, drawing profiles in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and the New York Review of Books. Their contributions are adapted here for a general audience. At the end of the nineteenth century the Pennsylvania Railroad declared itself "the standard of the world." In more recent years, IBM and then Microsoft seemed the template for a new, global information economy. But at the dawn of the twentyndash;first century, Wal-Mart has overtaken all rivals as the world-transforming economic institution of our time. Presented in an accessible format and extensively illustrated with charts and graphs, Wal-Mart examines such topics as the giant retailer's managerial culture, revolutionary use of technological innovation, and controversial pay and promotional practices to provide the most complete guide yet available to America's largest company.
Sun Tzu's the Art of War Plus the Art of Sales by
Call Number: HF 5438.5 .S86 1999
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
The sales methods presented in this book follow Sun Tzu's principles line by line, with the complete text of The Art of War on the left-hand pages, and the sales adaptation, The Art of Sales, on the facing right-hand pages. Readers can see that they are getting the proven philosophy that has survived 2,500 years, not just another sales theory from the expert of the month.
Human Resources Management by
Call Number: HF 5549 .B8736 2002
Publication Date: 2002-07-01
Human resources management is critical to the success of any organization, particularly in today's complex business environment. More and more often, managers and business owners, in addition to HR personnel, are charged with aspects of human resources management: recruitment, training and development, job analysis, corporate restructuring, compensation, and morale, to name a few. Lack of expertise can result in the loss of key staff, diminished productivity and profitability, or a lawsuit. Streetwise Human Resources Management shows how to balance the needs of your employees with the objectives of your business.
How to Measure Human Resource Management by
Call Number: HF 5549 .F555 1995
Publication Date: 1994-12-01
This updated edition should help human resources managers respond to organizational change and justify their own existence. It provides a quantifiable method for accurately measuring the productivity of all major personnel functions. By focusing on such practices as benchmarking and HR information systems, the text offers HR managers both the knowledge and the guidance to demonstrate that their function is being efficiently managed and is contributing to the productivity and effectiveness of the organization.
The Managing People Book by
Call Number: HF 5549.12 .M375 2002
Publication Date: 2001-12-01
Keep your team happy, motivated, and productive! If you're a manager, you know that people are the key to everything you do. Whether you've just moved into the corner office or are a long-time manager, The Everything Managing People Book provides all you need to create a winning team. Filled with practical advice, The Everything Managing People Book guides you through all aspects of managing-from hiring and firing to motivating and promoting. This hands-on, informative book even shows how to overcome employee morale issues, mentor younger staff members, communicate effectively, and lead during turbulent economic times. * Handle corporate changes in structure and policy * Keep production going during corporate downsizing * Adjust to new management * Deal with difficult employees * Play peacemaker during disputes with other managers * Write constructive employee evaluations * Manage your time efficiently.
New Employee Orientation
Call Number: HF 5549.5 .I53 C32 1990
Publication Date: 1988-06-01
Helps managers and supervisors create a motivating climate for new hires.
The War on Truth by
Call Number: HV 6432 .A432 2005
Publication Date: 2005-06-01
Author of the acclaimed The War on Freedom widens the discussion of the inconsistencies and contradictions in the government's official version of 9/11 and US policy toward terrorism.
Do the Right Thing by
Call Number: JK 1726 .H83 2008
Publication Date: 2009-11-03
When Governor Mike Huckabee entered the Republican presidential race, he was the ultimate dark horse, with almost no money, no consultants, and no name recognition beyond Arkansas. The so-called experts were highly amused by this former small state governor from blue-collar roots who also played bass in a rock band. He wouldn't have a prayer against the well-connected and financially wired pros like Rudy Giuliani, Mitt Romney, and Fred Thompson. But Huckabee had one big advantage: a common sense message that connected with millions of people, and not just his fellow evangelical Christians. He spoke about family values, fair taxes, and helping hard-working, middle-class Americans in a tough economy. And to the dismay of some Republicans, he talked about fighting Wall Street greed and K Street corruption. Huckabee shocked the country by winning the all-important Iowa caucuses and seven other states, while spending far less than the other major candidates. He created an army of passionate volunteers and small donors, transforming his campaign into a true movement that will endure long after Election Day.
Call # M - P
Call Number: N 71 .W355 2005
Publication Date: 2005-11-29
New York Times Bestseller The project that captured a nation's imagination. The instructions were simple, but the results were extraordinary. You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession, or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything -- as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Be brief. Be legible. Be creative. It all began with an idea Frank Warren had for a community art project. He began handing out postcards to strangers and leaving them in public places -- asking people to write down a secret they had never told anyone and mail it to him, anonymously. The response was overwhelming. The secrets were both provocative and profound, and the cards themselves were works of art -- carefully and creatively constructed by hand. Addictively compelling, the cards reveal our deepest fears, desires, regrets, and obsessions. Frank calls them "graphic haiku," beautiful, elegant, and small in structure but powerfully emotional. As Frank began posting the cards on his website, PostSecret took on a life of its own, becoming much more than a simple art project. It has grown into a global phenomenon, exposing our individual aspirations, fantasies, and frailties -- our common humanity. Every day dozens of postcards still make their way to Frank, with postmarks from around the world, touching on every aspect of human experience. This extraordinary collection brings together the most powerful, personal, and beautifully intimate secrets Frank Warren has received -- and brilliantly illuminates that human emotions can be unique and universal at the same time.
Beyond the Garden Gate by
Call Number: ND 237 .K535 A4 1997
Publication Date: 1997-02-25
Renowned artist Thomas Kinkade's Lighted Path Collection invites readers on a visual journey into more than 20 enchanting and softly colored gardens. Gentle blossoms, babbling brooks and latticed gazebos promise refreshment of the spirit. Quotations from favorite authors such as Jane Austen, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, and John Donne further entice us to venture beyond the garden gate in this lovely gift book.
I'll Be Home for Christmas by
Call Number: NP 237 .K535 A4 1997
Publication Date: 1997-08-01
This inspiring collection of paintings by Thomas Kinkade evokes peaceful reflections of Christmas. Accompanied by tender quotations from the most memorable scenes involving the Christmas season, these paintings will transport you to a place of quiet beauty and cherished love.
Words That Work by
Call Number: PE 1431 .L87 2007
Publication Date: 2007-01-02
The nation's premier communications expert shares his wisdom on how the words we choose can change the course of business, of politics, and of life in this country In Words That Work, Luntz offers a behind-the-scenes look at how the tactical use of words and phrases affects what we buy, who we vote for, and even what we believe in. With chapters like "The Ten Rules of Successful Communication" and "The 21 Words and Phrases for the 21st Century," he examines how choosing the right words is essential. Nobody is in a better position to explain than Frank Luntz: He has used his knowledge of words to help more than two dozen Fortune 500 companies grow. Hell tell us why Rupert Murdoch's six-billion-dollar decision to buy DirectTV was smart because satellite was more cutting edge than "digital cable," and why pharmaceutical companies transitioned their message from "treatment" to "prevention" and "wellness." If you ever wanted to learn how to talk your way out of a traffic ticket or talk your way into a raise, this book's for you.
Gulliver's Travels by
Call Number: PR 3724 .G7 1970
Publication Date: 1970-04-01
15 critical essays and extracts from Swift's correspondence accompany the text of Gulliver's travels.
In the Shadow of the Crown by
Call Number: PR 6015 .I3 I4 2004
Publication Date: 2004-05-18
As Henry VIII's only child, the future seemed golden for Princess Mary. She was the daughter of Henry's first queen, Katharine of Aragon, and was heir presumptive to the throne of England. Red-haired like her father, she was also intelligent and deeply religious like her staunchly Catholic mother. But her father's ill-fated love for Anne Boleyn would shatter Mary's life forever. The father who had once adored her was now intent on having a male heir at all costs. He divorced her mother and, at the age of twelve, Mary was banished from her father’s presence, stripped of her royal title, and replaced by his other children--first Elizabeth, then Edward. Worst of all, she never saw her beloved mother again; Katharine was exiled too, and died soon after. Lonely and miserable, Mary turned for comfort to the religion that had sustained her mother. In a stroke of fate, however, Henry's much-longed-for son died in his teens, leaving Mary the legitimate heir to the throne. It was, she felt, a sign from God--proof that England should return to the Catholic Church. Swayed by fanatical advisors and her own religious fervor, Mary made horrific examples of those who failed to embrace the Church, earning her the immortal nickname "Bloody Mary." She was married only once, to her Spanish cousin Philip II--a loveless and childless marriage that brought her to the edge of madness. With In the Shadow of the Crown, Jean Plaidy brings to life the dark story of a queen whose road to the throne was paved with sorrow.
Master and Commander by
Call Number: PR 6029 .B55 M37 1990
Publication Date: 1990-08-17
This, the first in the splendid series of Jack Aubrey novels, establishes the friendship between Captain Aubrey, R.N., and Stephen Maturin, ship's surgeon and intelligence agent, against a thrilling backdrop of the Napoleonic wars. Details of a life aboard a man-of-war in Nelson's navy are faultlessly rendered: the conversational idiom of the officers in the ward room and the men on the lower deck, the food, the floggings, the mysteries of the wind and the rigging, and the roar of broadsides as the great ships close in battle.
The Good Earth by
Call Number: PS 3503 .U198 G6 2004
Publication Date: 2004-09-15
Nobel Laureate Pearl S. Buck’s epic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel and Oprah Book Club selection about a vanished China and one family’s shifting fortunes. Though more than seventy years have passed since this remarkable novel won the Pulitzer Prize, it has retained its popularity and become one of the great modern classics. In The Good Earth Pearl S. Buck paints an indelible portrait of China in the 1920s, when the last emperor reigned and the vast political and social upheavals of the twentieth century were but distant rumblings. This moving, classic story of the honest farmer Wang Lung and his selfless wife O-Lan is must reading for those who would fully appreciate the sweeping changes that have occurred in the lives of the Chinese people during the last century. Nobel Prize winner Pearl S. Buck traces the whole cycle of life: its terrors, its passions, its ambitions and rewards. Her brilliant novel—beloved by millions of readers—is a universal tale of an ordinary family caught in the tide of history.
The Hemingway Women by
Call Number: PS 3515 .E37 Z665
Publication Date: 1998-12-17
Many books have been written about Ernest Hemingway, but no book has focused on the women he knew and loved and sometimes hated -- his mother, who was the lifelong recipient of his invective; his wives; and others who captivated him. Hemingway married four times, each time to a fascinating person: Hadley Richardson, who shared the Paris years and one son; Pauline Pfeiffer, the mother of two more sons, who created a haven in Key West; Martha Gellhorn, a writer and acclaimed journalist; and Mary Welsh, a Time correspondent. Drawing on letters and interviews with the living women, Bernice Kert sheds new light on the Hemingway heroines and their real-life prototypes. "The best book about Hemingway that has been written for a long time."--Malcolm Cowley "A very valuable book, admirably organized, handsomely written, and continuously interesting."--Carlos Baker "The very different women in Hemingway's life come through clearly and strongly . . . a fine balanced work. . . . I couldn't stop reading it."--Elizabeth Janeway
Black Spring by
Call Number: PS 3525 .I5454 B6 1963
Publication Date: 1963
The House on Mango Street by
Call Number: PS 3553 .I78 H6 2009
Publication Date: 1991-04-03
Acclaimed by critics, beloved by readers of all ages, taught everywhere from inner-city grade schools to universities across the country, and translated all over the world, The House on Mango Street is the remarkable story of Esperanza Cordero. Told in a series of vignettes – sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous – it is the story of a young Latina girl growing up in Chicago, inventing for herself who and what she will become. Few other books in our time have touched so many readers.
The Silent Sea by
Call Number: PS 3553 .U75 S52 2010
Publication Date: 2010-03-09
The thrilling new adeventure from the #1 New York Times- bestselling author. Clive Cussler's tales of the Oregon and its crew-"the clever, indefatigable Juan Cabrillo and his merry band of tough, tech-savvy fighting men and women" (Publishers Weekly)-have made fans of hundreds of thousands of readers. But the Oregon's sixth adventure is its most remarkable one yet. On December 7, 1941, five brothers exploring a shaft on a small island off the coast of Washington State make an extraordinary discovery, only to be interrupted by news of Pearl Harbor. In the present, Cabrillo, chasing the remnants of a crashed satellite in the Argentine jungle, stumbles upon a shocking revelation of his own. His search to untangle the mystery leads him, first, to that small island and its secret, and then much farther back, to an ancient Chinese expedition-and a curse that seems to have survived for more than five hundred years. If Cabrillo's team is successful in its quest, the reward could be incalculable. If not . . . the only reward is death.
Firefly Lane by
Call Number: PS 3558 .A4763 F57 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
From theNew York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secretthat is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer's end they've becomeTullyandKate. Inseparable. So begins Kristin Hannah's magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest,Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives. From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness. Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn't know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she'll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she'll envy her famous best friend. . . . For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship---jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test. Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone's Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it's the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It's about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you.Firefly Laneis a story you'll never forget . . . one you'll want to pass on to your best friend.
The Fourth Hand by
Call Number: PS 3559 .R8 F68 2001
Publication Date: 2001-07-03
The Fourth Handasks an interesting question: "How can anyone identify a dream of the future?" The answer: "Destiny is not imaginable, except in dreams or to those in love." While reporting a story from India, a New York television journalist has his left hand eaten by a lion; millions of TV viewers witness the accident. In Boston, a renowned hand surgeon awaits the opportunity to perform the nation's first hand transplant; meanwhile, in the distracting aftermath of an acrimonious divorce, the surgeon is seduced by his housekeeper. A married woman in Wisconsin wants to give the one-handed reporter her husband's left hand-that is, after her husband dies. But the husband is alive, relatively young, and healthy. This is how John Irving's tenth novel begins; it seems, at first, to be a comedy, perhaps a satire, almost certainly a sexual farce. Yet, in the end,The Fourth Handis as realistic and emotionally moving as any of Mr. Irving's previous novels-includingThe World According to Garp, A Prayer for Owen Meany, andA Widow for One Year-or his Oscar-winning screenplay ofThe Cider House Rules. The Fourth Handis characteristic of John Irving's seamless storytelling and further explores some of the author's recurring themes-loss, grief, love as redemption. But this novel also breaks new ground; it offers a penetrating look at the power of second chances and the will to change.
The King's Gold by
Call Number: PS 3563 .U832 K56 2008
Publication Date: 2008-05-13
One look at the centuries-old document she receives from a mysterious stranger is all it takes to plunge Lola Sanchez—a brilliant bibliophile and owner of the Red Lion bookshop—into the adventure of an already adventurous lifetime. The ancient writings tell of a stolen fortune in Montezuma's gold—and of the thief's transformation from conquistatore to alchemist . . . to werewolf. Riches beyond imagining possibly await the stalwart globe-trotter who can solve the intricate riddles hidden in the artifact's crumbling pages. But a deadly curse is buried there as well. On a dangerous quest through the dark shadows of history, Lola and her dashing companion, Eric, will have to unravel the twisted strands of her own family's fantastical past—and stay a step ahead of the villainous treasure hunters who would eagerly kill for the secrets she possesses and the Aztec gold she seeks.
China Dolls by
Call Number: PS 3569 .E3334 C47 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-03
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST
It's 1938 in San Francisco: a world's fair is preparing to open on Treasure Island, a war is brewing overseas, and the city is alive with possibilities. Grace, Helen, and Ruby, three young women from very different backgrounds, meet by chance at the exclusive and glamorous Forbidden City nightclub. Grace Lee, an American-born Chinese girl, has fled the Midwest with nothing but heartache, talent, and a pair of dancing shoes. Helen Fong lives with her extended family in Chinatown, where her traditional parents insist that she guard her reputation like a piece of jade. The stunning Ruby Tom challenges the boundaries of convention at every turn with her defiant attitude and no-holds-barred ambition. The girls become fast friends, relying on one another through unexpected challenges and shifting fortunes. When their dark secrets are exposed and the invisible thread of fate binds them even tighter, they find the strength and resilience to reach for their dreams. But after the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, paranoia and suspicion threaten to destroy their lives, and a shocking act of betrayal changes everything.
Fort Pillow by
Call Number: PS 3570 .U76 F67 2006
Publication Date: 2007-05-01
In April 1864, the Union garrison at Fort Pillow was comprised of almost six hundred troops, about half of them black. The Confederacy, incensed by what it saw as a crime against nature, sent its fiercest cavalry commander, Nathan Bedford Forrest, to attack the fort with about 1,500 men.
The Language of Flowers by
Call Number: PS 3604 .I2255 L36 2011
Publication Date: 2012-04-03
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The Victorian language of flowers was used to convey romantic expressions: honeysuckle for devotion, asters for patience, and red roses for love. But for Victoria Jones, it's been more useful in communicating mistrust and solitude. After a childhood spent in the foster-care system, she is unable to get close to anybody, and her only connection to the world is through flowers and their meanings.
Call # Q - Z
My Kindle Fire by
Call Number: QA 76.893 .C4379 2012
Publication Date: 2012-01-11
My Kindle Fire is the most comprehensive one-stop guide to the all-new Kindle Fire tablet device.nbsp; With this book you will learn how to tap into every Kindle Fire feature, including many of the hidden ones not discussed in other books.nbsp; From setting up your Kindle Page, managing your music, watching movies, and downloading content - this book covers everything. The task based full-color format allows you to quickly and easily find the exact task you want to accomplish and walks you through it in a delightfully concise and visual manner. My Kindle Fire makes it easy for you to: Master all the basics, fast: reading, playing, watching, browsing, and more Tweak your Kindle Fire for quicker access and longer battery life ; Sample best-seller book chapters for free ; Mark up any eBook with highlights, notes, and bookmarks ; Convert your personal documents for use on Kindle Fire Discover Calibre, a powerful eBook management tool; Control even the largest music libraries ; Get instant answers from Wikipedia, and from Kindle Fire''s built-in dictionary Listen to personalized Internet radio stations created just for you Use your Kindle Fire as a digital photo frame Prevent unwanted subscription charges ; Set up any email account to work on your Kindle Fire ; Explore any web content with Amazon''s innovative Silk browser ; Use Amazon Cloud to get your stuff anywhere--even if you left your Kindle at home And much much more...; Unlike many other guides which might only briefly mention or skip over some very import Kindle Fire features My Kindle Fire covers everything. nbsp;Here are just a few of the things you;ll find in My Kindle Fire that aren;t covered in other guides: p; Full coverage of Calibre, a free application for Mac or PC that helps;manage your eBook library p; A large number of walkthroughs for managing music playlists, including how to use cloud playlists. ; How to reinstall multiple apps at once in case you reset your Kindle Fire. p; Step-by-step walkthroughs on configuring all types of email accounts. Coverage on handling attachments in your email application. How to use Copy and Paste on the Kindle Fire. How to use social networking integration with Facebook and others. Walkthroughs on using the Gallery app, Pandora, Audible, and other popular apps. Shows you how to access files on other computers in your house right from your Kindle Fire.
Call Number: QA 303 .A28 2013
Publication Date: 2013-05-31
Calculus: A Complete Introduction is the most comprehensive yet easy-to-use introduction to using calculus. Written by a leading expert, this book will help you if you are studying for an important exam or essay, or if you simply want to improve your knowledge. The book covers all areas of calculus, including functions, gradients, rates of change, differentiation, exponential and logarithmic functions and integration. Everything you will need to know is here in one book. Each chapter includes not only an explanation of the knowledge and skills you need, but also worked examples and test questions.
Eat Right 4 Your Type by
Call Number: QP 98 .D33 1996
Publication Date: 1997-01-06
"What would you say if I told you that the secret to healthy, vigorous, and disease-free living might be as simple as knowing your blood type," ask Dr. Peter D'Adamo and Catherine Whitney, and in Eat Right 4 Your Type, they shows us the simple answer. If you've ever suspected that not everyone should eat the same thing or do the same exercise, you're right. In fact, what foods we absorb well and how our bodies handle stress differ with each blood type. Your blood type reflects your internal chemistry. It is the key that unlocks the mysteries of disease, longevity, fitness, and emotional strength. It determines your susceptibility to illness, the foods you should eat, and ways to avoid the most troubling health problems. Only recently have all the pieces of the scientific and clinical puzzle started coming together. Dr. D'Adamo has spent the past fifteen years researching the connections among blood type and exercise, food, and disease, and his research is built on thirty years of work done by his father. In Eat Right 4 Your Type he shows: which foods, spices, teas, and condiments help someone of your blood type maintain optimal health and ideal weight; which vitamins and supplements to emphasize or avoid; which medications function best in your system; whether your stress goes to your muscles or your nervous system; whether your stress is relieved better through aerobics or meditation; whether you should walk, swim or play tennis or golf as your mode of exercise; how knowing your blood type can help you avoid many common viruses and infections; how knowing your blood type can help you fight back against life-threatening diseases; how to slow down the aging process by avoiding factors specific to your blood type that cause rapid cell deterioration. Eat Right 4 Your Type provides a clear, simple life plan that anyone can follow and suggests the easiest ways to determine your blood type and diet for your blood type. Here is a breakthrough book that will change the way we eat and live.
Complete guide to brain health : how to stay sharp, improve memory and boost by
Call Number: QP 376 .S866 2013
Publication Date: 2013
This book "not only explains the workings of your body's more complex organ, but also gives you a daily plan for keeping it sharp ... In addition, illustrated "Brain Booster" sidebars created by brain fitness expert Dr. Cynthia Green will give you dozens of easy and practical tecniques and tips for boosting your memory"
Encyclopedia of Sports and Fitness Nutrition by
Call Number: RA 784 .A659 2002
Publication Date: 2002-12-24
Boost Your Performance, Health & Motivation The optimum way to get the most out of your workouts and feel your best is to develop an energizing, performance-enhancing nutrition plan, tailored to your body's specific needs. Do that, and you're on track to achieve the higher level of fitness and better overall health that you crave. Inside is an A-to-Z look at how you can enhance your workouts and maximize your results with proper nutrition, safe and effective sports supplements, and beneficial vitamins and minerals. No matter your lifestyle, fitness background, or family health history, author and nutrition expert Liz Applegate will empower you to make smart eating and nutrition decisions for yourself and your family. You'll learn how to: ·Understand your body and its precise needs ·Apply the fundamentals of sports and fitness nutrition to your life and workouts ·Select the right foods, supplements, vitamins, and minerals for specific sports, activities, and health conditions ·Develop and follow an individualized food plan based on your age and fitness level ·And much more! Scientifically accurate and loaded with the most up-to-date information, Encyclopedia of Sports & Fitness Nutrition provides everything you need to create your ultimate eating and exercise regimen. Encyclopedia of Sports & Fitness Nutrition includes daily food & activity pyramids customized for 7 life stages: ·Children ages 4 to 8 ·Children ages 9 to 12 ·Teens ·20s ·30s ·40s and 50s ·60 and over
The China Study by
Call Number: RA 784 .C235 2006
Publication Date: 2006-05-11
Even today, as trendy diets and a weight-loss frenzy sweep the nation, two-thirds of adults are still obese and children are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, typically an “adult” disease, at an alarming rate. If we’re obsessed with being thin more so than ever before, why are Americans stricken with heart disease as much as we were 30 years ago? InThe China Study, Dr. T. Colin Campbell details the connection between nutrition and heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. The report also examines the source of nutritional confusion produced by powerful lobbies, government entities, and opportunistic scientists.The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology” and the “most comprehensive large study ever undertaken of the relationship between diet and the risk of developing disease.” The China Study is not a diet book. Dr. Campbell cuts through the haze of misinformation and delivers an insightful message to anyone living with cancer, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and those concerned with the effects of aging. [This book is also available in Spanish,El Estudio de China.]
Small Engines by
Call Number: TJ 790 .S58 1982
Publication Date: 1982-01-01
Call Number: TH 4816.3 .B37 B39 2003
Publication Date: 2003-10-28
Bathrooms: Plan, Remodel, Build provides homeowners with a comprehensive guide to updating or adding a bathroom, one of the most popular home improvements today. The first part of the book offers design ideas for master baths, powder rooms, family baths, kids' baths, and accessible baths. Lavish color photography accompanies the consumer-friendly text on today's design trends, including spa features, vanities, lighting, ventilation, and the latest bath products and materials. The second section provides detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to do the work, from floors to fixtures. These projects are supported with color photographs to help readers through the process from beginning to end.
Call Number: TH 5313 .T55 1976
Publication Date: 1976
HVAC Systems Design Handbook by
Call Number: TH 7345 .H35 1994
Publication Date: 1993-12-01
The third edition of this practical, hands-on reference has been revised and updated to provide HVAC professionals with complete guidance on the design of effective, efficient HVAC systems. Packed with over 300 clear illustrations and tables, the book reflects the latest technological and procedural developments in HVAC systems and components for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings. Readers will find details on the new refrigerants now being used in HVAC equipment ... information on new concerns related to indoor air quality ... and numerous applications and on-the-job insights that will be helpful in the successful design, operation, and maintenance of peak-performing systems.
Digital Heritage by
Call Number: TK 8315 .D544 2006
Publication Date: 2006-05-05
In the fields of documentation and conservation of cultural heritage assets, there is a constant need for higher quality records and better analytical tools for extracting information about the condition of artefacts. Digital photography and digital image processing provide these capabilities, and recent technological advances in both fields promise new levels of performance for the capture and understanding of colour images. This inter-disciplinary book covers the imaging of decorated surfaces in historical buildings and the digitisation of documents, paintings and objects in museums and galleries, and shows how user requirements can be met by application of powerful digital imaging techniques. Numerous case studies illustrate the methods.
3D Printing by
Call Number: TS 171.8 .B37 2013
Publication Date: 2014-11-07
3D Printing: Second Edition is a major update of the highly popular 3D Printing: The Next Industrial Revolution. The book provides an extensive overview of all 3D printing technologies, together with a detailed analysis of the 3D printing industry, and broader predictions for future digital manufacturing. Already it is possible to 3D print in hundreds of different plastic, metal and ceramic materials, with pioneers now 3D printing molds, aerospace components, jewelry, works of art, toys and medical devices. While traditionally 3D printing has been used for rapid prototyping, by 2020 most things that are 3D printed will be industrial tooling or final products. Already more than half a million 3D printable files are listed on object sharing websites, with desktop 3D printers that can fabricate them priced from $500. Meanwhile doctors are learning how to bioprint replacement human organs. 3D Printing: Second Edition is written by Christopher Barnatt of ExplainingTheFuture.com. The book features over one hundred interviews, examples and illustrations, and is a valuable resource for all enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, designers, investors and students who want to remain up-to-date with the Next Industrial Revolution. The complete contents of the book are as follows: Preface 1: The Next Revolution -- explaining why 3D printing matters and its four key marketplaces. 2. 3D Printing Technologies -- detailing every technology on the market or in the lab. 3: The 3D Printing Industry -- a global overview of leading manufacturers, software providers and bureau services. 4: Direct Digital Manufacturing -- reporting on pioneers who are already 3D printing consumer products, industrial components and medical devices. 5: Personal Fabrication -- an overview of personal 3D printers, 3D scanners and the Maker Movement. 6: Bioprinting -- how research teams are working to 3D print replacement human body parts. 7. 3D Printing in Context -- how 3D printing, synthetic biology and nanotech will converge to enable local digital manufacturing. 8: Brave New World? -- separating probable fact from science fiction to predict the real 3D printing future. Glossary -- 133 key terms and technologies precisely defined. 3D Printing Directory -- a comprehensive listing of industrial and personal 3D printer manufacturers, software packages, bureau services and online object repositories. Further Reading Index
3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and MakerBot by
Call Number: TS 171.95 .C55 2015
Publication Date: 2014-11-27
Master the art of 3D printing with step-by-step tutorials and DIY projects Are you ready to join the new industrial revolution? 3D Printing with Autodesk 123D, Tinkercad, and MakerBot reveals how to turn your ideas into physical products that you can use or sell! You'll learn how to operate powerful, free software from Autodesk and bring your creations to life with the MakerBot--a leading consumer printer--or an online service bureau. Practical examples take you through the Design, Catch, Meshmixer, Tinkercad, Make, and CNC Utility apps, and the MakerBot Desktop. Fun projects, easy-to-follow instructions, and clear screenshots progress from installing the software to printing the design. Videos and digital files accompany this hands-on guide.
The Good Fat Cookbook by
Call Number: TX 714 .M37926 2003
Publication Date: 2002-12-31
In this innovative cookbook, the James Beard Award-winning author debunks the unhealthy low-fat diet myth, celebrating the vital health properties--and weight-loss and anti-aging benefits--of such former "no-no's" as eggs, red meats, and even butter, coconut, and chocolate. Includes 100 healthy and simple recipes.
Asian cook by
Call Number: TX 724.5 .T36 2010
Publication Date: 2010
Recipe Hall of Fame Dessert Cookbook by
Call Number: TX 773 .R28 2000
Publication Date: 2000-09-01
Chosen from the more than 4,000 dessert recipes in the acclaimed Best of the Best State Cookbook Series, each of which is already a chosen favorite from its state, the recipes in the Recipe Hall of Fame Dessert Cookbook highlight over 300 of the most popular, most requested, most memorable, knock-your -socks-off desserts ever.From old standards like Red Velvet Cake and Old-Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie, to such favorites as Apple Spoon-Ups and Lazy Betty, to new and exciting creations like Pastry Tulip Cups and Mocha Polka Walnut Torte, each of these incredibly delicious desserts will inspire a standing ovation.
RFID Toys by
Call Number: TK 9965 .G635 2006
Publication Date: 2006-02-13
This text enables readers learn how to build their own RFID projects with a few tools. It features 'bleeding-edge' projects that show readers how to unlock their front door wirelessly, access their car without inserting a key, add security to home computers, and control the lights in a room.
The Art of War by
Call Number: U 101 .S86 1994
Publication Date: 1994-01-27
An illuminating new look at the classic primer on warfare. Distinguishing itself from many previous versions, this contemporary translation of Sun-Tzu's landmark text acknowledges the work first and foremost as a masterpiece of military strategy. Translator Ralph Sawyer provides the most detailed introduction and commentary yet offered on the text, its author, and his age. Get inside the head of Sun-Tzu, and find out which significant historical battles influenced his thinking.
Tanks of the World by
Call Number: UG 446.5 .M55 2000
Publication Date: 2000-06-30
Detailed technical specs, development details and informed comment on the performance of more than 150 tanks fill this unique reference. Arranged chronologically covering the world's major armies, clearly displays the decade-by-decade evolution of light, medium, and heavy main battle tanks. Superbly crafted and accurate color artworks, together with dramatic photos, feature the tanks in action.