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Are prisons obsolete? by Davis, Angela Y. (Angela Yvonne), 1944-

Are prisons obsolete?

From the Publisher: Amid rising public concern about the proliferation and privatization of prisons, and their promise of enormous profits, world-renowned author and activist Angela Y. Davis argues for the abolition of the prison system as the dominant way of responding to America's social ills. "In thinking about the possible obsolescence of the prison," Davis writes, "we should ask how it is that so many people could end up in prison without major debates regarding the efficacy of incarceratio

Aug 31, 2015
Paid for - my journey through prostitution by Moran, Rachel.

Paid for - my journey through prostitution

Aug 31, 2015
Bosworth 1485 - the battle that transformed England by Jones, Michael, author.

Bosworth 1485 - the battle that transformed England

In 1485 the Battle of Bosworth marked an epoch in the lives of two great houses: the house of York fell to the ground when Richard III died on the field of battle; and the house of Tudor rose from the massacre to reign for the next hundred years. Michael Jones, co-author of The King's Grave: The Search for Richard III, rewrites this landmark event in English history. He shifts our perspective of its heroes and villains and puts Richard firmly back into the context of his family and his times.

Aug 31, 2015
3 things successful people do - the road map that will change your life by Maxwell, John C., 1947- author.

3 things successful people do - the road map that will change your life

Aug 31, 2015
All about dog daycare ... a blueprint for success by Bennett, Robin K. (Robin Knepp), author.

All about dog daycare ... a blueprint for success

Aug 31, 2015
Caravaggio - the complete works by Schütze, Sebastian, author.

Caravaggio - the complete works

Aug 31, 2015
Coming to our senses - healing ourselves and the world through mindfulness by Kabat-Zinn, Jon, author.

Coming to our senses - healing ourselves and the world through mindfulness

As stress continues to exact a toll on everyday life, people are increasingly turning to meditative methods, tested by science, to relieve its ill effects and become more focused, healthy, and proactive. Kabat-Zinn is a leader of the mind/body revolution in medicine and health care, demystifying it and bringing it into the mainstream. This book offers insight into how to use the five senses -- touch, hearing, sight, taste, and smell, plus awareness itself -- as a path to a healthier, saner, and

Aug 31, 2015
The complete idiot's guide to alchemy by Hauck, Dennis William, author.

The complete idiot's guide to alchemy

Where else can one combine chemistry and philosophy to turn base metal into gold while discovering a magical elixir to prolong life? Here's a simple and straightforward guide to alchemy that explains its basic principles. Written by one of the world's few practicing alchemists, it's a concise reference guide that provides easy-to-follow information so that anybody can be a wizard-in-training.

Aug 31, 2015
Contraband - smuggling and the birth of the American century by Cohen, Andrew Wender, 1968-

Contraband - smuggling and the birth of the American century

Aug 31, 2015
Co-parenting 101 - helping your kids thrive in two households after divorce by Philyaw, Deesha, author.

Co-parenting 101 - helping your kids thrive in two households after divorce

A successful co-parenting relationship with your ex is as vital to your child's well-being and health as nutritious food or proper exercise. The authors share their own experiences to provide advice, practical tips, and powerful co-parenting strategies.

Aug 31, 2015
Creative lettering and beyond by Kirkendall, Gabri Joy, author.

Creative lettering and beyond

Learn to create beautiful, hand-lettered arts and crafts with this interactive book full of creative prompts, exercises, and step-by-step projects.

Aug 31, 2015
Diana - in pursuit of love by Morton, Andrew, 1953-, author.

Diana - in pursuit of love

Aug 31, 2015
Drought-Adapted Vine - poems by Revell, Donald, 1954-

Drought-Adapted Vine - poems

"Revell pushes boundaries between words and music, transcending our current notion of beauty and innocence. Personal memory, the visionary, the eccentric, and the divine intertwine between networks of stories that connect past and present through paint strokes, composition and pastoral lyric. Pure of heart poems lie down in a vibrant field of paradox, basking gratefully in the sun of unknowing"--

Aug 31, 2015
The earth-sheltered house - an architect's sketchbook by Wells, Malcolm, 1926-2009, author.

The earth-sheltered house - an architect's sketchbook

Aug 31, 2015
Healing magic - a green witch guidebook to conscious living by Bennett, Robin Rose.

Healing magic - a green witch guidebook to conscious living

"Filled with stories, songs, rituals, recipes, meditations, and trance journeys that outline more than 100 ways to practice the art of magical healing, this guidebook to conscious living makes it easy to follow the path to physical and spiritual health"--

Aug 31, 2015
Household workers unite - the untold story of African American women who built a movement by Nadasen, Premilla, author.

Household workers unite - the untold story of African American women who built a movement

"Premilla Nadasen recounts in this powerful book a little-known history of organizing among African American household workers. She uses the stories of a handful of women to illuminate the broader politics of labor, organizing, race, and gender in late 20th-century America. At the crossroads of the emerging civil rights movement, a deindustrializing economy, a burgeoning women's movement, and increasing immigration, household worker activists, who were excluded from both labor rights and mainstr

Aug 31, 2015
Kill the silence - a survivor's life reclaimed by Korra, Monika, author.

Kill the silence - a survivor's life reclaimed

"In 2009, college sophomore and track star Monika Kørra was grabbed by three men on her way home from a party and brutally raped. Within hours of being released, Monika resolved that she would not be a victim--she was going to be a survivor. Monika shares how she made herself whole again after the attack, describing the combination of mental, spiritual, and physical work that helped her heal. Kill the Silence is a gripping read about one woman's journey to recover from trauma and a call to arms

Aug 31, 2015
The last love song - a biography of Joan Didion by Daugherty, Tracy, author.

The last love song - a biography of Joan Didion

Explores the life of the distinguished American author and journalist, following Didion's life as a young woman in Sacramento to her adult life as a writer interviewing those who know and knew her personally.

Aug 31, 2015
Lighting the world - transforming our energy future by bringing electricity to everyone by Rogers, Jim E., 1947-

Lighting the world - transforming our energy future by bringing electricity to everyone

"1.2 billion people on Earth still don't have electricity. Even where cell phones are now common, like sub-Saharan Africa and parts of India, villagers still walk miles to charge them. But new large-scale, sustainable solutions will not only usher in a new era of light, but be an important first step in lifting people from poverty and putting them on a road of sustainable economic development. Also, a unique, transforming opportunity for Western thinkers and practitioners will be created. These

Aug 31, 2015
Machines of loving grace the quest for common ground between humans and robots by Markoff, John, author.

Machines of loving grace the quest for common ground between humans and robots

"As robots are increasingly integrated into modern society--on the battlefield and the road, in business, education, and health--Pulitzer-Prize-winning New York Times science writer John Markoff searches for an answer to one of the most important questions of our age: will these machines help us, or will they replace us? In the past decade alone, Google introduced us to driverless cars, Apple debuted a personal assistant that we keep in our pockets, and an Internet of Things connected the smalle

Aug 31, 2015