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New Arrivals - Arts, needlework, and recreation

Identifies the principles of Japanese floral design, explains basic ikebana techniques, and showcases fifty-three seasonal arrangements.

"Assembled from work done in the author's sketchbooks in the year following the death of his partner in 2005, The End is a collection of meditations on loss and a record of his struggle to reconcile her death. The book encompasses a variety of forms, from finely observed depictions of a newly transformed daily life, to mutating abstractions of internal turmoil, and imagined dialogues with the dead. The book carries the reader through a year of grief tinged by turns with humor, anger, absurdity, and grace"--P. [4] of cover.

The Girls' Bicycle Handbook is for women cyclists everywhere who need practical no-nonsense advice and information on cycling, but don't want to dispense with style in the process. Whether you're a committed bike commuter or a complete novice, blogger, entrepreneur and passionate cyclist Caz Nicklin gives the low-down on making cycling part of your lifestyle. From choosing the right bike for your needs to looking stylish and comfortable whatever the weather, and from combatting dreaded "helmet hair" to road safety and fast repairs, The Girls' Bicycle Handbook tells you everything you need to know about life on two wheels.

"... 4 ounces of backpacking know-how that focuses on skills and knowledge that hikers and backpackers need at their fingertips. Inside you'll find: worst-case scenario advice for precarious situations, tips for common trail concerns from lightning to blisters, and, how to keep your pack light, or ultralight, without sacrificing must-haves"--Page [4] of cover.

Brash and rude, Billy Batson is a troubled teen that just can't seem to find a calling. But after a fateful night on a subway car, that all will change. Brought to the feet of the magical wizard Shazam at the Rock of Eternity, Billy is imbued with powers beyond any mortal man. By shouting the wizard's name the young teen is mystically transformed into the powerhouse known as Captain Marvel! Now given abilities that make him Earth's Mightiest Mortal at the utterance of a simple phrase, will Billy make the right choices and do what it takes to become a hero?

" ...A collection of graphic narratives on the subjects of urban planning, product design and architecture--a surrealist handbook for the rebuilding of society in the 21st century"--P. [4] of cover

"An exploration of how extreme athletes are able to break the limits of ultimate human performance and what we can learn from their mastery of the state of consciousness known as "flow."-- Provided by publisher.

Offers over one hundred contemporary cross-stitch projects inspired by current fashion and interior trends.

Otto Octavius has taken over Peter Parker's body but is affected by Peter's memories. Octavius is determined to be a better Spider-Man than Peter and a better man than Otto.

Patterns range from a tweedy wrap with appliquéd leaves to a scarf sprinkled with bright knitted yo-yos and others that use mosaic stitch, felting, and shibori--From the publisher.

"From the award-winning expert whose masterful quilting appears on many of Kim Diehl's popular projects, here is your guide to creating beautiful machine-quilting designs. Deborah M. Poole has the motto "You can do it," and in this book she shows you how. "Deborah's wonderful designs, and the precision with which she stitches them, are truly the icing on the cake when I make my quilts. Her knowledge, expertise, and approachable techniques make it possible to elevate even the simplest of quilts into heirlooms."--Kim Diehl Follow step-by-step instructions to make feathers, create curved cross-hatching, and fit a design to the quilt border--on either a long-arm or home sewing machine See well-illustrated examples of the thread path and achieve such uniform freehand designs that they'll look computer generated Gain the skill and confidence to tackle a difficult pattern; Deborah makes artistic designs simple to stitch "-- Provided by publisher

The author of the Kurt Cobain biography "Heavier Than Heaven" examines the legacy of the Nirvana frontman and discusses why he still matters twenty years after his death.

"For 125 years, National Geographic has documented the world and all that is in it with stunning photography that captures the soul of a story beyond the words on a page. Some of the most powerful narratives of the past decade have been produced by a forward-thinking generation of women photojournalists as different as the places and the subjects they have covered"--Page [2] of cover.

Sam Alexander's father had long talked of how he was once in the "Nova Corps" and when his father ends up in the hopital, a visit by the Guardians of Glaxay's Gamora and Rocket Raccoon finds Sam drawn into an intergalactic conflict that will affect the entire Marvel Universe!

Features a collection of no-sew and low-sew projects.

Ironically, as we move toward a more technologically advanced world, the simple domestic crafts of old are making a comeback. People of all ages are discovering a deep love for weaving, knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. Along with that has come the desire to create their own one of a kind, artisan yarns. When it comes to yarn, fiber lovers know that spinning and dying go hand in hand. Yet many books on the yarn craft cover only one topic or the other. In Spinning and Dyeing Yarn, fiber artist Ashley Martineau covers both subjects with rich, illustrative detail and step-by-step tutorials. Simply put, this book a must have for fiber enthusiasts of all levels.

Draws on interviews with more than one hundred people close to the famous athlete to chronicle fourteen critical years in his career, from his cancer recovery to his precipitous fall after revelations about his systemic doping became public.

For five years, Luther Strode has been a legend terrifying criminals. But now the criminals have struck back, and the hunt for Luther Strode is on! Can Luther survive old enemies working with new friends? Collects The Legend of Luther Strode #1-6. -- Publisher's website.

The former hockey star and scholar focuses on ten days near the close of his last season and provides an in-depth look at the benefits and drawbacks of the sport.

A collection of corduroy projects, including quilts in different sizes, a variety of stylish bags and a scarf.

"... top artists take you back to the scene--be it a bustling cafe, town square, or quiet park--to share the subjects that caught their eye and how they captured them on paper. Showcases the work and approaches of more than 20 contemporary urban artists. Covers topics such as how to hone observation skills, sketch moving subjects, and convey a sense of atmosphere. Features a range of media, from pencil to watercolor. Explores a variety of techniques, including ways to work with digital tools such as tablets and smart pens. Uncover the fun and excitement of drawing on location while filling your sketchbook with buildings, people and scenes"--From publisher description.

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