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Simple & stylish woodworking - 20 projects for your home by Simple & stylish woodworking - 20 projects for your home

"One of the rewards of woodworking is getting to show off your work--either as part of your home decor or as handmade gifts for family and friends. This book provides 20 small-scale projects that can add a touch of style to any living space....Building skills is a lot more fun when you're making something you can show off or give as a gift. The projects in this book are a great way to practice your craft--plus you might just end up creating a treasured heirloom that looks great on the wall or ma

May 16, 2017
Son of a coal miner's daughter by Miller, William Spencer, 1937 -, author. Son of a coal miner's daughter

William "Bill" Spencer Miller takes us on his journey of expansion and personal growth through his varied experiences as a farm boy in Brown County, Indiana to Foreign Service Reserve Officer with the Peace Corps, a volunteer in Indonesia and Thailand, a Peace Corps director in the Kingdom of Tonga, and the Philippines. Bill tells us about starting out in a one-room school in Beanblossom, Indiana to Franklin Colllege, to Eastern Illinois University where he earned degrees in Biology, Kinesiology

May 17, 2017
The origins of cool in postwar America by Dinerstein, Joel, 1958- author. The origins of cool in postwar America

May 17, 2017
One more warbler - a life with birds by Emanuel, Victor, author. One more warbler - a life with birds

Provided by amazon.com.

May 17, 2017
The official SAT study guide. by The official SAT study guide.

May 17, 2017
Mormon rivals - the Romneys, the Huntsmans and the pursuit of power by Canham, Matt, 1980- author. Mormon rivals - the Romneys, the Huntsmans and the pursuit of power

"Distant relatives whose ties extend back to the founding of the Mormon church, Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr. became political allies as governors. Before that, their fathers were chummy. Mitt's sister and Jon's mom were college roommates. So when Romney was preparing his first presidential run, he assumed he had Huntsman in his corner. He was wrong. Their split in 2006 created a bitter rivalry that led to a contentious 2012 presidential showdown"--Publisher description.

May 17, 2017
Light into bodies - poems by Long, Nancy Chen, 1958- author. Light into bodies - poems

"Taken as a whole, Light into Bodies grapples with issues of identity, the fluid and evolving nature of identity, and how identity can be contextual. It explores individual identity and how that identity changes through time and influence. The book is divided into three parts. The first section inhabits the landscape of childhood, that of a biracial, multiethnic child as she grapples with understanding the world and her place in it based on what she sees and what she's been taught. The second se

May 17, 2017
From anesthesia to X-rays - innovations and discoveries that changed medicine forever by Nockels Fabbri, Christiane, author. From anesthesia to X-rays - innovations and discoveries that changed medicine forever

Easy to read and to use, this A-to-Z mini-encyclopedia covers the most important medical innovations of the last 200 years.

May 17, 2017
The Detroit Public Library - an American classic by Cohn, Barbara Madgy, author. The Detroit Public Library - an American classic

May 17, 2017
Cole Porter classics - Bass Clef Instruments by Porter, Cole, 1891-1964. Cole Porter classics - Bass Clef Instruments

This play-along volume is a compilation of fifteen compositions by Cole Porter. These compositions are not tied to any single stylistic theme, e.g. "all blues" or "all bossas". Instead, this volume is a programmatic collection of jazz tunes representing various styles and written by Cole Porter..." -- [page 3]

May 17, 2017
Born anxious - the lifelong impact of early life adversity-- and how to break the cycle by Keating, Daniel P., 1949- author. Born anxious - the lifelong impact of early life adversity-- and how to break the cycle

"Why are we the way we are? Why do some of us find it impossible to calm a quick temper or to shake anxiety? The debate has always been divided between nature and nurture, but as psychology professor Daniel P. Keating demonstrates in Born Anxious, new DNA science points to a third factor that allows us to inherit both the nature and the nurture of previous generations--with significant consequences. Born Anxious introduces a new word into our lexicon: "methylated." It's short for "epigenetic met

May 17, 2017
The book of riddles by Mazza, Fabrice, author. The book of riddles

May 17, 2017
Astronomy for older eyes - a guide for aging backyard astronomers by Chen, James L., author. Astronomy for older eyes - a guide for aging backyard astronomers

This book is for the aging amateur astronomy population, including newcomers to astronomy in their retirement and hobbyists who loved peering through a telescope as a child. Whether a novice or an experienced observer, the practice of astronomy differs over the years. This guide will extend the enjoyment of astronomy well into the Golden Years by addressing topics such as eye and overall health issues, recommendations on telescope equipment, and astronomy-related social activities especially sui

May 17, 2017
Waves passing in the night - Walter Murch in the land of the astrophysicists by Weschler, Lawrence, author. Waves passing in the night - Walter Murch in the land of the astrophysicists

Offers a profile of Academy Award winning sound and film editor Walter Murch and his amateur work in astrophysics as an outsider trying to rehabilitate the discredited eighteenth-century Titius-Bode theory.

May 18, 2017
Vietnam by Stewart, Iain (Travel writer), author. Vietnam

Lonely Planet Discover Vietnam is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on Vietnam's top experiences. Float through misty Halong Bay, hike around Sapa Valley, or bike through Hoi An; all with your trusted travel companion. Discover the best of Vietnam and begin your journey now!

May 18, 2017
The vanishing American adult - our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance by Sasse, Benjamin E., author. The vanishing American adult - our coming-of-age crisis--and how to rebuild a culture of self-reliance

America's youth are in crisis. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, they are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding -- learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant -- are being delayed or skipped altogether. The statistics are daun

May 18, 2017
Superfandom - how our obsessions are changing what we buy and who we are by Fraade-Blanar, Zoe, author. Superfandom - how our obsessions are changing what we buy and who we are

An in-depth analysis of the influence of fans, which the author terms "society's alpha customers," on modern life and culture, offers insight into the psychology and history of fandom while exploring how new digital tools are enabling convergences between brand owners and their consumers.

May 18, 2017
Star Trek cross-stitch - [explore strange new worlds of crafting] by Lohman, John, author. Star Trek cross-stitch - [explore strange new worlds of crafting]

Ever wondered what Spock would look like on a baby's onesie? Well, now you can see, in this fun collection of thirty cross-stitch projects made with love by Star Trek fans. Whether you're a lifelong Trekkie or just a Starfleet cadet, you can show your Star Trek pride by decorating your home, your clothes, and your children with cross-stitched Star Trek quotes and iconic images.

May 18, 2017
Refinery town - big oil, big money, and the remaking of an American city by Early, Steve, author. Refinery town - big oil, big money, and the remaking of an American city

Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town, dominated by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class city of one hundred thousand suffered from poverty, pollution, and poorly funded public services. It had one of the highest homicide rates per capita in the country and a jobless rate twice the national average. But in 2012, when veteran labor reporter Steve Early moved from New England to Richmond, he discovered a city struggli

May 18, 2017
The power of different - the link between disorder and genius by Saltz, Gail, author. The power of different - the link between disorder and genius

"A powerful and inspiring examination of the connection between potential for great talent and conditions commonly thought to be "disabilities""--

May 18, 2017

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