Books

New Arrivals

A motivational guide to the strategic application of therapeutic exercise for medicinal benefits that provides an A-to-Z list of maladies and specific exercise prescriptions for each, outlining customizable workouts and a complementary doctor-approved eating plan for weight loss.

A collection of poems exploring landscape, wilderness, and the human spirit.

Presents the basic text of the Fellowship of Narcotics Anonymous, intended for addicts seeking recovery, explaining what the Narcotics Anonymous program is and how it works, explaining the twelve traditions of Narcotics Anonymous, and including the stories of selected members.

Susan Oakey-Baker describes her struggle to confront the realities of life after the death of her husband, renowned mountain guide Jim Haberl, the first Canadian to summit the most difficult mountain in the world: K2. After Jims death, Susan spent time retracing the adventures they took together, in a desperate and obsessive attempt to gather and hold on to as many memories of him as she could.

Shares recipes for comfort foods that can be readily prepared with a slow cooker, equipping busy home cooks with strategies for preparing such convenient options as sweet and savory brisket, ham tetrazzini, and no-fuss potato soup.

Waldron uses long-buried files and exclusive information not available to congressional investigators to explain how godfathers Santo Trafficante and Carlos Marcello committed--and got away with--the crime of the 20th century.

Presents major news stories ignored or underreported by the mainstream media in 2012-2013, covering such topics as global warming, hunger in America, GMO's, whistle blowers, human rights, hate groups, fracking, nuclear weapons, and income inequality.

Presents a collection of short stories, essays, and poems from throughout the year, culled from small presses and literary journals.

"When Monique Demery set out to find the infamous Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu, the former First Lady of South Vietnam had been in exile for over forty years, and had lived in near seclusion for the last thirty of them. Entire books have been written about the consequences of that November coup: sorting out America's role and what effect it had on the coming war, but for the most part, historians were flummoxed by the Dragon Lady. Her hourglass figure filled and splash of color enlightened what were otherwise murky beginnings to a dismal war. And she gave Americans something to rally around, even if it was only to cheer against her. But little was heard from the woman herself. The last New York Times reporter who tried to get access to Madame Nhu in 1987 was turned away at the door and told she charged for interviews--one thousand dollars a pop. But somehow, through a mixture of patience, cunning, and a bit of luck, Demery managed to strike up a years-long relationship with the Dragon Lady and ultimately was entrusted with her diary and autobiography. This book is the story of that improbable connection and a deeper look at the woman who was feared and despised by so much of the world"-- Provided by publisher.

When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday?s newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don?t want and turn it into something you can?t wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter?veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner?travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, multibillion-dollar industry that?s transforming our economy and environment. Minter takes us from back-alley Chinese computer recycling operations to high-tech facilities capable of processing a jumbo jet?s worth of recyclable trash every day. Along the way, we meet an unforgettable cast of characters who've figured out how to build fortunes from what we throw away: Leonard Fritz, a young boy "grubbing" in Detroit's city dumps in the 1930s; Johnson Zeng, a former plastics engineer roaming America in search of scrap; and Homer Lai, an unassuming barber turned scrap titan in Qingyuan, China. Junkyard Planet reveals how ?going green? usually means making money?and why that?s often the most sustainable choice, even when the recycling methods aren?t pretty.

"With clear instructions illustrated by more than 900 step-by-step photographs, the five projects included here are designed to teach all of the techniques and skills you need to reupholster any piece of furniture to suit your own taste and style."--www.Amazon.com.

The only American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's eight-thousand-meter peaks sets his sights on Mount Everest, in a work that combines his own climbs as well as narratives of famous climbs throughout the last century.

Have you ever gone just a little too far? Lexie Banks has. In her defense, she was on the rebound, and it's more of a my-dad-happened-to-marry-a-woman-with-a-super-hot-son situation. But still, he's been her best friend and confidant for the better part of the last few years . . . and is so off limits. It's a good thing she's leaving in two days for a year abroad in Rome.

Collects over thirty of the best entries in the Akashic noir series, including stories by Joyce Carol Oates, Michael Connelly, Lee Child, Jeffery Deaver, and T. Jefferson Parker.

Biographies of 27 musicians, whose radical experimentation with sound and verse helped to shape the music of today.

"In 1921, one of the biggest movie stars in the world was accused of killing a woman. What followed was an unprecedented avalanche of press coverage, the original 'trial of the century,' and a wave of censorship that altered the course of Hollywood filmmaking. It began on Labor Day, when comic actor Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, then at the pinnacle of his fame and fortune, hosted a party in San Francisco's best hotel. As the party raged, he was alone in room 1219 with Virginia Rappe, a minor actress. Four days later, she died, and he was charged with her murder. Room 1219 presents the crime story from the day of the 'orgy' through the three trials. Relying on a careful examination of documents, the book finally reveals, after almost a century of wild speculation, what most likely occurred in room 1219. In addition, Room 1219 covers the creation of the film industry--from the first silent experiments to a studio-based system capable of making and, ultimately, breaking a beloved superstar"-- Provided by publisher.

Insights -- like Darwin's understanding of the way evolution actually works, and Watson and Crick's breakthrough discoveries about the structure of DNA -- can change the world. We also need insights into the everyday things that frustrate and confuse us, so that we can more effectively solve problems and get things done. Yet we know very little about when, why, or how insights are formed, or what blocks them. In Seeing what others don't, cognitive psychologist Gary Klein unravels the mystery.

"In Creation, science writer Adam Rutherford explains how we are now radically exceeding the boundaries of evolution and engineering entirely novel creatures-- from goats that produce spider silk in their milk to bacteria that excrete diesel to genetic circuits that identify and destroy cancer cells. As strange as some of these creations may sound, this new, synthetic biology is helping scientists develop radical solutions to some of the world?s most pressing crises-- from food shortages to pandemic disease to climate change?and is paving the way for inventions once relegated to science fiction"--P. [2] of cover.

A gripping and insightful history of the French Resistance and the men and women who opposed Nazi occupation during World War II

Go deeper into the complexities of Orson Scott Card's classic novel with science fiction and fantasy writers, YA authors, and military strategists.

"Like many Christians today in the academic world, Dr. Steven Collins felt pulled in different directions when it came to apparent conflicts between the Bible and scholarly research and theory-- an intellectual crisis that inspired him to lay it all on the line as he set off to locate the lost city of Sodom. Recounting Dr. Collins?s quest for Sodom in detail, this adventure-cum-memoir reflects the tensions that define biblical archaeology as it narrates a tale of discovery"--P. [2] of cover.

To preserve order, the Guardians of the Universe have decided that all free will must be eradicated by their new Third Army, drones whose sole purpose is to convert living creatures into soulless beings like themselves. Unchecked, the Third Army will soon overrun all life in the universe. How can the Green Lanterns stand against them?

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