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PCs all-in-one for dummies
Chambers, Mark L.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, c2013.
A perfect companion for your desktop PC! Whether you use your PC for work or play, there’s a lot to learn and a lot of territory to discover, so take along a good guide.
Android tablets for dummies
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons Inc. ; 2013.
“Written by the ultimate For Dummies author Dan Gookin, this funny- but-informative book introduces you to the features of all Android tablets and details the nuances of what makes a tablet more than a smartphone yet different than a computer. You’ll discover how to browse the web on your tablet, get organized with a digital calendar, enjoy music and books, use the camera, access social networks, watch video, and more.”
Extra sensory : the science and pseudoscience of telepathy and other powers of the mind
New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2013.
“Extra sensory” is a pop-science look at the untapped abilities of human beings, from ESP to Telekenesis and other real life sciences that are currently being studied today, from physicist Brian Clegg.
Give and take : a revolutionary approach to success
Grant, Adam M.
New York : Viking, c2013.
Using his own cutting-edge research as a professor at Wharton Business School, Adam Grant shows how helping others can lead to greater personal success. He demonstrates how smart givers avoid becoming doormats, and why this kind of success has the power to transform not just individuals and groups, but entire organizations and communities.
Once upon a time : discovering our forever after story
New York : Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, c2013.
Argues that each individual’s life is a never-ending story, and uses the elements of a story to show readers how to understand their lives better, showcasing the “big picture” God writes in each person’s story.
Keep it pithy : useful observations in a tough world
New York : Crown Archetype, c2013.
O’Reilly offers a classic collection of the most memorable writings from his previous books and columns, topped off with a new introduction, and looks back at how his opinions and ideas have been proven right or wrong by the passage of time.
Love in the time of algorithms : what technology does to meeting and mating
New York : Current, c2013.
Mannix von Zerneck, Julie.
Toluca Lake, CA : Blue Blazer, c2013.
“This is the story of two strangers: a mother and daughter, separated at birth. It is the story of the riveting journey each took to redeem the past”
The way of the knife : the CIA, a secret army, and a war at the ends of the Earth
New York : The Penguin Press, c2013.
Presents a revelatory account of the transformation of the CIA and America’s special forces into competing covert paramilitary agencies responsible for the defeat of Osama bin Laden and other strategic war efforts, offering insight into the new ways that the nation is fighting wars.
The annals of unsolved crime
Epstein, Edward Jay, 1935-
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, 2013, c2012.
An insider’s guide to the art of reporting draws on more than four decades of investigative work to provide revisionary insights into some of the most controversial and mysterious crimes from the past two centuries.
The AIG story
Greenberg, Maurice R.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2013.
Chronicles the origins of the company and its relentless pioneering of open markets everywhere in the world, with riveting vignettes of how AIG grew from a modest group of insurance enterprises in 1970 to the largest insurance company in world history. The authors illustrate AIG’s distinctive entrepreneurial culture and how its outstanding employees worldwide helped pave the road to globalization.
College (un) bound : the future of higher education and what it means for students
Selingo, Jeffrey J.
Boston, MA ; New York : New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013.
Gem identification made easy : a hands-on guide to more confident buying& selling
Matlins, Antoinette Leonard.
Woodstock, VT : GemStone Press, 2013.
“Gem Identification Made Easyis the first and only book that explains in non-technical terms how to identify diamonds and colored gems, and how to separate natural gems from imitations, treated stones, synthetics, and look-alikes. The book’s approach is diret and practical, and its easy style easy to understand. In fact, with this highly accessible guide, anyone can begin to master gem identification”
Bug music : how insects gave us rhythm and noise
Rothenberg, David, 1962-
New York : St. Martin’s Press, c2013.
In the spring of 2013 the cicadas in the Northeastern United States will yet again emerge from their seventeen-year cycle-the longest gestation period of any animal. Those who experience this great sonic invasion compare their sense of wonder to the arrival of a comet or solar eclipse. This unending rhythmic cycle is just one unique example of how the pulse and noise of insects has taught humans the meaning of rhythm, from the whirr of a cricket’s wings to this unfathomable and exact seventeen-year beat.
Living the good long life : a practical guide to caring for yourself andothers
Stewart, Martha, author.
New York : Clarkson Potter/Publishers, c2013.
The home-decorating and lifestyle maven presents a guide to healthy living after age 40, sharing illustrated advise on topics ranging from diet and exercise to intellect and home organization while providing complementary recipes and recommendations for preventing and managing chronic illness.
Winning strategies for successful aging
Pfeiffer, Eric, 1935-
New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, c2013.
Offers advice on practical living during old age, and includes tips on where to retire, maintaining physical and mental health, protecting financial assets, and maintaining independence.
The spark solution : a complete two-week diet program to fast-track weight loss and total body health
New York, NY : HarperOne, .
Presenting a revolutionary two-week diet transformation, the creators of SparkPeople.com offer a day-by-day guide that combines the latest nutritional information with delicious recipe swaps and essential workouts to help people achieve sustainable weight loss.
Art Smith’s healthy comfort : how America’s favorite celebrity chef got it together, lost weight, and reclaimed his health!
Smith, Art, 1960-
San Francisco : HarperOne, 2013.
Over 100 pounds overweight and facing a personal health crisis that included diagnoses for diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol, Smith started to exercise and made changes to his diet while continuing to prepare scrumptious meals. For the first time, he shares his weight-loss secrets and the recipes that helped him keep off the pounds.
The Omega-3 effect : everything you need to know about the supernutrientfor living longer, happier, and healthier
Sears, William, 1939-
New York : Little Brown & Company / Hachette Book Group, c2012.
Clean gut : the breakthrough plan for eliminating the root cause of disease and revolutionizing your health
New York, NY : HarperOne, c2013.
A program to help achieve life-long health by pre-emptively eliminating the root cause of illness provides a tool kit for a two-week gut repair that restores the body’s healing capabilities and keeps symptoms away for good.
Alzheimer’s disease : what if there was a cure? the story of ketones
Newport, Mary T., 1952-
Laguna Beach, CA : Basic Health, c2013.
The autistic brain : thinking across the spectrum
Boston, MA : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013.
“A cutting-edge account of the latest science of autism, from the best-selling author and advocate. Temple Grandin is a star, a Time Magazine top 100 Hero and an inspiration to millions worldwide. Since she started writing and speaking about autism, the number of people diagnosed with it has skyrocketed– but so has the research that is transforming our understanding of the autistic brain. Now she brings her singular perspective to a thrilling journey through the autism revolution. Weaving her own experience with remarkable new discoveries, she introduces the neuroimaging advances and genetic research that link brain science to behavior, even sharing her own brain scans from numerous studies. We meet the scientists and self-advocates who are introducing innovative theories of what causes, how we diagnose, and how best to treat autism. She highlights long-ignored sensory problems and the treatments that might help them, and warns of the dangers of politics defining the diagnosis of autism spectrum. Most exciting, in the science that has begun to reveal the long -overlooked strengths conferred by autism, she finds a route to more effective mainstreaming and a way to unleash the unique advantages of autistic people. From the “aspies” in Silicon Valley to the five-year-old without language, Grandin understands the true meaning of the word spectrum. The Autistic Brain is essential reading from the most respected and beloved voices in the field.”
The family guide to mental health care
Sederer, Lloyd I.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, c2013.
More than fifty million people a year are diagnosed with some form of mental illness. It spares no sex, race, age, ethnicity, or income level. And left untreated, mental disorders can devastate our families and communities. Family members and friends are often the first to realize when someone has a problem, but it is hard to know how to help or where to turn. From understanding depression, bipolar illness and anxiety to eating and traumatic disorders, schizophrenia, and much more, readers will learn what to do and how to help.
The genius of dogs : how dogs are smarter than you think
Hare, Brian, 1976-
New York : Dutton, c2013.
“Brian Hare, dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist, and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, and Vanessa Woods offer revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets. In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by Brian Hare have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom. Brian Hare’s stunning discovery is that when dogs domesticated themselves around 40,000 years ago they became far more like human infants than their wolf ancestors. Domestication gave dogs a whole new kind of social intelligence. This finding will change the way we think about dogs and dog training–indeed, the revolution has already begun. Hare’s seminal research has led him to work with every kind of dog from the tiniest shelter puppy to the exotic New Guinea singing dog, from his own childhood dog, Oreo, to the most fashionable schnoodle. The Genius of Dogs is nothing less than the definitive dog book of our time by the researcher who started a revolution.”
Weightwatchers 50th anniversary cookbook : 280 delicious recipes for every meal
New York : St. Martin’s Griffin, c2013.
Vb6 : eat vegan before 6:00 to lose weight and restore your health… for good
New York : Clarkson Potter, c2013.
“The best-selling author and popular NYT columnist gives us his innovative and easy diet plan, complete with recipes–by eating vegan every day before 6:00pm, you can lose weight and dramatically improve your health. Every day we learn new benefits of the vegan diet, and discover how cutting meat and animal products out can still mean a world of delicious meals. Now Mark Bittman brings his expertise to vegan cooking, giving you an easy-to-follow diet plan plus 50 simple everyday recipes–exclusively vegan meals for breakfast and lunch, and as flexible as you need to be for dinner. Building on his hit book Food Matters, Bittman outlines in six principles the reasons that a partially vegan diet can dramatically improve your health. When you eat lots of fruits and veggies while cutting back on meat and dairy, and cook as much as possible at home, you automatically find yourself eating more sensible portions and almost no junk food. You can live healthier, not just eat healthier, when you eat with eyes wide open. This is Bittman’s flexible, ethical way of eating better and losing weight, using common sense in the kitchen”
River Cottage veg : 200 inspired vegetable recipes
Berkeley [California] : Ten Speed Press, , c2011.
A comprehensive collection of 200+ recipes that embrace vegetarian cuisine as the centerpiece of a meal, from the leading food authority behind the critically acclaimed River Cottage series. Pioneering champion of sustainable foods Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall embraces all manner of vegetables in his latest cookbook, an inventive offering of more than two hundred vegetable-based recipes, including more than sixty vegan recipes. Having undergone a revolution in his personal eating habits, Fearnley-Whittingstall changed his culinary focus from meat to vegetables, and now passionately shares the joys of vegetable- centric food with recipes such as Kale and Mushroom Lasagna; Herby, Peanutty, Noodly Salad; and Winter Stir-Fry with Chinese Five-Spice. In this lavishly illustrated cookbook, you’ll find handy weeknight one-pot meals, pure and simple raw dishes, and hearty salads as well as a chapter of meze and tapas dishes to mix and match. A genuine love of vegetables–from delicate springtime asparagus to wintry root vegetables–permeates River Cottage Veg, making this book an inspiring new source for committed vegetarians and any conscientious cook looking to expand their vegetable repertoire.
Gluten-free girl every day
Ahern, Shauna James.
Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, c2013.
Gluten-Free Girl Every Day features food you wnt to cook every day: fresh, satisfying, and filled with great flavors. Vegetables in season are the key to these recipes, along with whole grains, beans, and a few key spices and homemade sauces. Gluten-Free Girl Every Day also includes practical tips on how to stock a gluten-free pantry, as well as helpful insights into how to bak gluten-free.
Better homes and gardens fresh : recipes for enjoying ingredients at their peak
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
“Fresh is a flavor you can taste. Whether it’s the peppery first radishes of spring, a perfectly ripe summer peach that sends juice dripping down your chin, or a sublimely crisp, sweet-tart fall apple, there is no doubt that eating fresh produce at its peak makes it taste better – a makes it better for you too. That’s what Better Homes and Gardens Fresh celebrates”
Fabulicious! on the grill : Teresa’s smoking hot backyard recipes
Giudice, Teresa, 1972-
Philadelphia : Running Press, c2013.
This cookbook features Teresa’s signature easy, no-fuss Italian cooking but this time with 70 recipes you can make on the grill.
Fabio’s Italian kitchen
New York : Hyperion, c2013.
When Fabio Viviani was growing up in a housing project in Florence, Italy, the center of his world was the kitchen, where his mother, grandmother, and especially his great-grandmother instilled in him a love for cooking and good food. Now he shares the best of Italian home cooking while telling the story of his hardscrabble childhood, his success as a chef in the United States, and the women in his family who inspired him.
Bobby Flay’s barbecue addiction
New York : Clarkson Potter Publishers, c2013.
For the first time ever, celebrity chef-restaurateur and television personality Flay devotes his attention to barbecue with a tie-in cookbook to his Food Network show of the same name.
Friends at my table
Boston : Roost Books, 2013.
A guide to the art of hosting dinner parties provides a selection of party menus for large and small gatherings, explaining how to adapt menus to incorporate regional foods while sharing suggestions for complementary sides and beverages.
Ask Wendy : straight-up advice for all the drama in your life
Williams, Wendy, 1964-
New York, N.Y. : William Morrow, c2013.
Popular radio and TV personality and author Wendy Williams helps readers end the drama in their lives with tons of spot-on advice.
Modern dating : a field guide
Don Mills, Onatrio : Harlequin/Melcher Media, c2013.
From the creators of the popular online dating site HowAboutWe.com comes the definitive guide for navigating the modern dating world.
Diners, drive-ins, dives, the funky finds in flavortown : America’s classic joints and killer comfort food
New York : William Morrow, an Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, c2013.
The Food Network star is back with an all-new, all-American book in his #1 New York Times bestselling series. In its seventeenth season, Guy Fieri’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives continues its reign as America’s best source for finding the funky, scratch-made, and delicious. Now the host and #1 New York Times bestselling author returns with more of his favorite joints across the country–and a few in Canada! In this third entry in his Diners, Drive-ins and Dives series, Guy keeps his motto front and center–”If it’s funky, I’ll find it.” This time around he’s bringing on the big personalities, the rockin’ real- deal recipes, and the homegrown restaurants that capture the freewheeling American spirit at its finest.
Bewitching bead & wire jewelry : easy techniques for 40 irresistible projects
Tourtillott, Suzanne J. E.
New York : Lark Crafts, 2013.
“These 40 fun projects–rings, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, cuffs –will inspire wire workers, beaders, and all types of creative crafters. Written by Suzanne Tourtillott, author of the highly successful Contemporary Bead & Wire Jewelry, this stunning collection showcases contemporary and beautiful pieces in a wide range of styles. Readers will learn everything from assembling handmade links into chain, to wire wrapping gemstones, and even light forging. A comprehensive basics section helps novices achieve success”
Crochet one-skein wonders : 101 projects from crocheters around the world
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, c2013.
“One skein of yarn – 101 ways to get hooked. Discover the possibilities in a single skein! More than 100 crochet patterns – organized by fiber weight so you can quickly find the best projects for your yarn – turn your orphan skeins into charming treasures”
Shocked : my mother, Schiaparelli, and me
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2013.
“[A] memoir … that juxtaposes two fascinating lives–the iconoclastic designer Elsa Schiaparelli and the author’s own mother–to explore how a girl fashions herself into a woman”
Days that I’ll remember : spending time with John Lennon and Yoko Ono
New York : Doubleday, c2013.
Jonathan Cott’s story begins one day in 1968 when he went to interview John Lennon and Yoko Ono in their London flat. Later that evening Lennon invited Cott – then the London correspondent for fledgling music magazine Rolling Stone – to sit in on a recording session at Abbey Road Studios. From this professional introduction a friendship was born – one that continued even as Lennon and Ono moved to New York. It was Cott who interviewed the couple on December 5, 1980, about their album “Double Fantasy.” This would turn out to be Lennon’s last major interview. He was murdered three days later. A celebration of two remarkable lives that touched Cott’s own in countless ways, Days That I’ll Remember is an insider’s memoir of a seismic musical, cultural and political time.
The Duck Commander family : how faith, family, and ducks created a dynasty
Robertson, Willie, 1972-
New York : Howard Books/Simon & Schuster, Inc., c2012.
Presents a behind-the-scenes look at the Roberston family, documenting the teenage romance and marriage of Willie and Korie Robertson, their success as a multi-million dollar hunting equipment business, and their rise to stardom on reality television.
Mickey and Willie : Mantle and Mays, the parallel lives of baseball’s golden age
New York : Crown Archetype, c2013.
“Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age, almost the same size, and came to New York at the same time. They possessed virtually the same talents, and played the same position. They were both products of generations of baseball-playing families, for whom the game was the only escape from a lifetime of brutal manual labor. Both were nearly crushed by the weight of the outsized expectations placed on them, first by their families and later by America. Both lived secret lives far different from those their fans knew. What their fans also didn’t know was that the two men shared a close personal friendship–and that each was the only man who could truly understand the other’s experience.”
The world will follow joy : turning madness into flowers (new poems)
Walker, Alice, 1944-
New York : The New Press, c2013.
“”Poetry is leading us,” writes Alice Walker in The World Will Follow Joy. In this dazzling collection, the beloved writer offers more than sixty new poems to incite and nurture contemporary activitists. Hailed as a “lavishly gifted wirter” (The New York Times), Walker imbues her poetry with eocative images, fresh language, anger forgiveness, and profound wisdom. Casting her poetic eye toward history, politics, and nature, as well as to world figures such as Jimmy Carter Gloria Steinem, and the dalai Lama, she is indeed a “muse for our times” (Amy Goodman)”
Dad is fat
New York : Crown Archetype/Random House Inc., c2013.
Stand-up comedian Jim Gaffigan expresses the joys and horrors of life with five young children.
The fall of Arthur
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
The first publication of a previously unknown narrative poem by J.R.R. Tolkien, which tells the extraordinary story of the final days of England’s legendary hero, King Arthur.
The last train to Zona Verde : my ultimate African safari
Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013.
The world’s most acclaimed travel writer journeys through western Africa from Cape Town to the Congo.
Frozen in time : an epic story of survival and a modern quest for lost heroes of World War II
New York : Harper, c2013.
In Nov. 1942 a U.S. cargo plane crashed into the Greenland ice cap, the B-17 sent on the search-and-rescue mission got caught in a storm and also crashed, miraculously all nine men aboard survived. A second rescue operation was launched, but the plane, the Grumman Duck, flew into a storm and vanished. The survivors of the B-17 spent 148 days fighting to stay alive while waiting for rescue by famed explorer Bernt Balchen. Then in 2012 the U.S. Coast Guard and North South Polar mount an expedition to solve the mystery of the vanished plane and recover the remains of the lost plane’s crew.
The shadow of a year : the 1641 rebellion in Irish history and memory
Gibney, John, 1976-
Madison, WI : The University of Wisconsin Press, c2013.
“In October 1641 a rebellion broke out in Ireland. Dispossessed Irish Catholics rose up against British Protestant settlers whom they held responsible for their plight. This uprising, the first significant sectarian rebellion in Irish history, gave rise to a decade of war that would culminate in the brutal re-conquest of Ireland by Oliver Cromwell. It also set in motion one of the most enduring and acrimonious debates in Irish history. Was the 1641 rebellion a justified response to dispossession and repression? Or was it an unprovoked attempt at sectarian genocide? John Gibney comprehensively examines three centuries of this debate. The struggle to establish and interpret the facts of the past was also a struggle over the present: if Protestants had been slaughtered by vicious Catholics, this provided an ideal justification for maintaining Protestant privilege. If, on the other hand, Protestant propaganda had inflated a few deaths into a vast and brutal “massacre,” this justification was groundless. Gibney shows how politicians, historians, and polemicists have represented (and misrepresented) 1641 over the centuries, making a sectarian understanding of Irish history the dominant paradigm in the consciousness of the Irish Protestant and Catholic communities alike.”
The girls of Atomic City : the untold story of the women who helped win World War II
New York : Touchstone/Simon & Schuster, c2013.
Kiernan traces the astonishing story of the unsung World War II workers in Oak Ridge, Tennessee–one of the Manhattan Project’s secret cities.