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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

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

"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.

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.

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.

One of the music world's preeminent critics takes a fresh look at the day Dylan "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival, timed to coincide with the event's fiftieth anniversary in 1965.

"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.

In 2010, a nineteen-year-old super-fan rushed the stage during a Lamb of God concert in Prague. To protect himself, singer Randy Blythe pushed the fan away. Unbeknownst to Blythe, the young man hit his head on the floor when he fell and later died from the injury. Blythe was promptly incarcerated on charges carrying a prison term of five to ten years. Thirty-seven days later, he was released on bail to await trial. Although legal experts told him not to return to the Czech Republic to face the charges, Blythe explained that he "could not run away from this problem while the grieving family of a dead young man searched hopelessly for answers that [he] might help provide." After a five-day trial, he was acquitted on March 5, 2013.

"For anyone with manga mania, this guided sketchbook will be an endless source of instruction and inspiration. In easy-to-follow lessons interspersed with high-quality pages for hands-on practice, bestselling author Hart shows how to bring manga's faeries, warriors, villains, sci-fi figures, and monsters to life"-- Provided by publisher.

Presents a guide to playing the violin, with information on how the violin works, holding positions, and musical notes, chords, and scales, along with tips for caring for the instrument and finding a teacher.

Eddie Ross reveals his insider secrets to creating exciting interiors, table settings and parties with chic and accessible finds that celebrate who you are and what you love.

Features 20 of the best hikes in Canyonlands National Park, including a wide range of hikes from family-friendly to challenging treks. Includes complete trail descriptions and topographic maps highlighting each trail.

Gooley?s more than two decades of pioneering outdoor experience include research among the Dayak people of Borneo and the Tuareg of the Sahara. With his first book, The Natural Navigator, he started a renaissance in the rare art of reading nature?s clues. Now, in The Lost Art of Reading Nature?s Signs, Gooley has compiled more than 850 outdoor tips--many not found in any other book in the world--that will open readers? eyes to nature?s hidden logic. He shares techniques for forecasting and tracking, and for walking in the country or city, along the coast, and by night. This is the ultimate resource on what the land, sun, moon, stars, plants, animals, and clouds can reveal--if you only know how to look!-- provided by publisher.

"In 2009, internationally renowned game designer Jane McGonigal suffered a severe concussion. Unable to think clearly or work or even get out of bed, she became anxious and depressed, even suicidal. But rather than let herself sink further, she decided to get better by doing what she does best: she turned her recovery process into a resilience-building game. What started as a simple motivational exercise quickly became a set of rules for ?post-traumatic growth? that she shared on her blog. These rules led to a digital game and a major research study with the National Institutes of Health. Today nearly half a million people have played SuperBetter to get stronger, happier, and healthier."--Amazon.com

A former Olympic athlete and high-end escort reveals her struggles with manic depression, exploring how mental illness both drove her competitively and painfully challenged her personal life.