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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

Examines the economics and culture surrounding college football, discussing how in the last decade football programs have overtaken universities, creating entertainment factories where sports are more important than education.

Hollywood starlet Mindy Kaling shares her ongoing, laugh-out-loud journey to find contentment and excitement in her adult life.

Knit your own fabric rugs! All you need are a cutting wheel and mat, a pair of size 10 knitting needles, fabric, and Karen Tiede?s innovative technique for creating stunning designs quickly and easily. Tiede gives you directions for making 28 different rugs, with designs that use age-old motifs, including stripes and spirals; traditional quilt patterns, such as tessellations and log cabin designs; and freeform inventions. She shows how to create a wide range of color modulations, as well as different shapes, from rectangles to circles. The results are beautiful, one-of-a-kind floor coverings and wall hangings that are perfect for your space and taste.

"35 wild and woolly patterns ; all your favorite animals are included, from tigers to kittens, and from owls to bees ; projects range from a simple frog scarf to penguin socks and hedgehog mittens"--Back cover.

Country living shows how homeowners from coast to coast have captured all-American design in every room.

Self-seeding plants can create naturalistic gardens of great charm, but left to their own devices quickly spiral out of control. Maintaining the balance of plants so that a small number of robust species do not evict the others and developing the structure of the garden are important techniques to acquire. Taking inspiration from the gardens of Christopher Lloyd, Derek Jarman and Henk Gerritsen, Cultivating Chaos teaches how to prepare your soil for improved germination, guide your planting as it evolves, and create different ecological niches from which will emerge beautiful, species-rich gardens.

"a collection of humorous, autobiographical essays from Kunal Nayyar, best known as Raj on CBS?s #1 hit comedy The Big Bang Theory"--Amazon.com

This easy and accessible guide to weaving uses the simple rigid-heddle loom to create fabrics that are a perfect blend of fun and functionality. The rigid-heddle loom is small, portable, and affordable, making it the perfect starting point for anyone wanting to learn how to weave. 17 quick and easy weaving projects show how to make fabrics that are soft and drapey, sturdy and practical, or just plain fun and funky.

"Beautiful designer crafts to enhance every room of your house, with photographs to show what to do at every stage"--Page [4] of cover.

"Created to address the specific needs of runners, this book brings together information on the most recent studies of the effects of flexibility on running"--Page [4] of cover.

A memoir from online entertainment mogul, actress, and queen of the geeks Felicia Day, who explores her unusual upbringing, her rise to Internet-stardom, and embracing her individuality to find success in Hollywood.

Inside you will find: hikes in 29 of Colorado's 44 wilderness areas, 120 hikes-including 23 Colorado 14ers, information on each wilderness area, driving directions to each trailhead, mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps, estimated hiking times, trail ratings from easy to most difficult, elevation gain and loss for each hike, recommended seasons.

Return once again to the timeless account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa--the winningest high-school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business. In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, H. G. Bissinger chronicles a season in the life of Odessa and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires--and sometimes shatters--the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms. The author's new afterword not only updates the story but also offers a sure-to-be controversial assessment of the state of football today.

"Orcs prepare for battle against high Elves, Dwarves retreat to the mountains and men march to the sea to reclaim crumbling fortresses. Fortunes are decided. Kingdoms are lost. Entire worlds are created. This book will teach you to bring your fictional realm to life with simple step-by-step instructions on how to draw authentic fantasy maps. Set the stage for adventure by illustrating domains, castles and battle lines, mountains, forests and sea monsters! Learn to create completely unique and fully functional RPG maps time and time again on which your world can unfold"-- Amazon.com.