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Humans need not apply - a guide to wealth and work in the age of artificial intelligence by Kaplan, Jerry, author.

Humans need not apply - a guide to wealth and work in the age of artificial intelligence

Researchers are finally cracking the code on artificial intelligence. It has the potential to usher in a new age of affluence and leisure-- but as Kaplan warns, the transition may be protracted and brutal unless we address the two great scourges of the modern developed world: volatile labor markets and income inequality. He proposes innovative, free-market adjustments to our economic system and social policies to avoid an extended period of social turmoil.

Sep 3, 2015
Hunger makes me a modern girl - a memoir by Brownstein, Carrie, 1974-

Hunger makes me a modern girl - a memoir

The guitarist and vocalist of feminist punk trio Sleater-Kinney presents a candid and deeply personal assessment of life in the rock-and-roll industry that reveals her struggles with rock's double standards and her codevelopment of the comedy "Portlandia."

Sep 3, 2015
I will! - nine traits of the outwardly focused Christian by Rainer, Thom S, author.

I will! - nine traits of the outwardly focused Christian

Offers advice for church members based on nine traits that all church members can strive towards, regardless of their background, age, or level of spiritual development.

Sep 3, 2015
Icebox cakes - recipes for the coolest cakes in town by Sagendorph, Jean, author.

Icebox cakes - recipes for the coolest cakes in town

"Icebox cakes the hottest cold treats in town! A sumpturous marriage between cookies and whipped cream, an icebox cake is more than the sum of its parts. In its most basic form, crisp cookies or wafers are sandwiched between layers of billowy whipped cream or pudding and then chilled in the fridge overnight. As the cake rests, the cookies soften and transform into a delicious and dense, cakelike texture. Here, you'll find fantastic flavor combinations starting with the Old School, that class

Sep 3, 2015
Ikaria - lessons on food, life, and longevity from the Greek island where people forget to die by Kochilas, Diane, author.

Ikaria - lessons on food, life, and longevity from the Greek island where people forget to die

"Ikaria is mythical, beautiful, enigmatic--and, as we learned after reading the New York Times article about it, a place where residents live unaccountably long lives. Part cookbook, part travelogue, filled with gorgeous photography, stunning recipes, and interviews with locals, and packed with the often quirky secrets to a long life that Ikarians are spoon-fed at birth, Ikaria is award-winning author Diane Kochilas's ethno-culinary paean to this magical island.Here, Kochilas will marry lore to

Sep 3, 2015
Illocality by Massey, Joseph.

Illocality

"Joseph Massey composed Illocality in his first year in western Massachusetts. Massey's austere landscapes channel the quiet shock, euphoria, and introspection that come with reorientation to place. His language fights apathy with grace and sensitivity. Here are poems with their eyes on seasons, plants, sunlight, and animals, all the while looking for stability and the language to describe it."--

Sep 3, 2015
Impossible Bottle by Emerson, Claudia

Impossible Bottle

Sep 3, 2015
In our backyard - human trafficking in America and what we can do to stop it by Belles, Nita, 1953-

In our backyard - human trafficking in America and what we can do to stop it

Presents an exploration of human trafficking in the United States, with advice on how to identify risk factors for vulnerable victims and steps that can be taken to protect and rescue teenagers and young adults from traffickers.

Sep 3, 2015
In the mind fields - exploring the new science of neuropsychoanalysis by Schwartz, Casey, author.

In the mind fields - exploring the new science of neuropsychoanalysis

An accessible journalistic exploration of the culture of modern psychiatry analyzes early crossover efforts between the fields of neuroscience and psychoanalysis to outline new understandings in how humans think, feel, and behave.

Aug 28, 2015
Insomnia - poems by Pastan, Linda, 1932-

Insomnia - poems

Sep 3, 2015
It is about Islam - exposing the truth about Isis, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate by Beck, Glenn, author.

It is about Islam - exposing the truth about Isis, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate

From the barbarians of ISIS to the terror tactics of Al-Qaeda and its offshoots, to the impending threat of a nuclear Iran, those motivated by extreme fundamentalist Islamic faith have the power to endanger and kill millions. The conflict with them will not end until we face the truth about those who find their inspiration and justification in the religion itself.

Sep 3, 2015
It's your move - my million dollar method for taking risks with confidence and succeeding at work and life by Altman, Josh, 1979-

It's your move - my million dollar method for taking risks with confidence and succeeding at work and life

Sep 3, 2015
Ivory Vikings - the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them by Brown, Nancy Marie.

Ivory Vikings - the mystery of the most famous chessmen in the world and the woman who made them

In the early 1800's, on a Hebridean beach in Scotland, the sea exposed an ancient treasure cache: 93 chessmen carved from walrus ivory. Norse netsuke, each face individual, each full of quirks, the Lewis Chessmen are probably the most famous chess pieces in the world. Who carved them? Where? Brown explores these mysteries by connecting medieval Icelandic sagas with modern archaeology, art history, forensics, and the history of board games.

Sep 3, 2015
Jack London and the fight for America's future by Tichi, Cecelia, 1942-

Jack London and the fight for America's future

"Jack London (1876 -1916) found fame with his wolf-dog tales and sagas of the frozen North, but Cecelia Tichi challenges the longstanding view of London as merely a mass-market producer of potboilers. A onetime child laborer, London led a life of poverty in the Gilded Age before rising to worldwide acclaim for stories, novels, and essays designed to hasten the social, economic, and political advance of America. In this major reinterpretation of London's career, Tichi examines how the beloved wri

Sep 3, 2015
Joe Turner's come and gone - a play in two acts by Wilson, August.

Joe Turner's come and gone - a play in two acts

After seven years on a chain gang, Herald Loomis returns to Pittsburgh in search of his wife

Sep 3, 2015
Junior Seau - The Life and Death of a Football Icon by Trotter, Jim

Junior Seau - The Life and Death of a Football Icon

Sep 3, 2015
Katrina - after the Flood by Rivlin, Gary, author.

Katrina - after the Flood

"Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in southeast Louisiana--on August 29, 2005--journalist Gary Rivlin traces the storm's immediate damage, the city of New Orleans's efforts to rebuild itself, and the storm's lasting affects not just on the city's geography and infrastructure, but on the psychic, racial, and social fabric of [the city]"--Amazon.com.

Aug 28, 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
Killing a king - the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the remaking of Israel by Ephron, Dan, author.

Killing a king - the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the remaking of Israel

Sep 3, 2015
Kissinger's shadow - the long reach of America's most controversial statesman by Grandin, Greg, 1962- author.

Kissinger's shadow - the long reach of America's most controversial statesman

"A new account of America's most controversial diplomat that moves beyond praise or condemnation to reveal Kissinger as the architect of America's current imperial stance."--Provided by publisher.

Aug 28, 2015