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"You're in the wrong bathroom!" - and 20 other myths and misconceptions about transgender and gender nonconforming people by Erickson-Schroth, Laura, author. "You're in the wrong bathroom!" - and 20 other myths and misconceptions about transgender and gender nonconforming people

Debunks the twenty-one most common myths and misperceptions about transgender issues. From Laverne Cox and Caitlyn Jenner to Thomas Beatie (“the pregnant man”) and transgender youth, coverage of trans lives has been exploding—yet so much misinformation persists. Bringing together the medical, social, psychological, and political aspects of being trans in the United States today, “You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!”: And 20 Other Myths About Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming People unpacks the twen

May 27, 2017
50 economics classics. by Butler-Bowdon, Tom. 50 economics classics.

Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject. 50 Economics Classics is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations to Thomas Piketty's bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.

May 26, 2017
Adventures in hexagons - 11 quilts, 29 blocks, unlimited possibilities by Breclaw, Emily, 1976- author. Adventures in hexagons - 11 quilts, 29 blocks, unlimited possibilities

May 26, 2017
Air power - a global history by Black, Jeremy, 1955- author. Air power - a global history

"This essential book offers a compelling and original interpretation of the rise of military aviation. Jeremy Black, one of the world’s finest scholars of military history, provides a lucid analysis of the use of airpower over land and sea both during the two world wars and the more limited wars of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Considering both the theory and praxis of air power, the author begins with hot air balloons, and then highlights the use of zeppelins, piston engine f

May 27, 2017
Al Franken, giant of the Senate by Franken, Al, author. Al Franken, giant of the Senate

"From the #1 bestselling author--a book about an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. This is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest outcome in history and an unprecedented eight-month recount saga, which is pretty funny in retrospect. It's a book about what happens when the nation's foremost progressive satirist gets a chance to serve in the United States Senate a

May 27, 2017
AMC's best sea kayaking in New England - 50 coastal paddling adventures from Maine to Connecticut by Daugherty, Michael, 1964- AMC's best sea kayaking in New England - 50 coastal paddling adventures from Maine to Connecticut

May 27, 2017
American foodie - taste, art, and the cultural revolution by Furrow, Dwight, author. American foodie - taste, art, and the cultural revolution

As nutrition, food is essential, but in today's world of excess, many have taken food beyond its functional definition to fine art status. From celebrity chefs to amateur food bloggers, individuals take ownership of the food they eat as a creative expression of personality, heritage, and ingenuity. Dwight Furrow examines the contemporary fascination with food and culinary arts not only as global spectacle but also as an expression of control, authenticity, and playful creation for individuals in

May 27, 2017
Andrew Carnegie by Nasaw, David. Andrew Carnegie

Born of modest origins in Scotland in 1835, Andrew Carnegie is best known as the founder of Carnegie Steel ... Carnegie, the son of an impoverished linen weaver, moved to Pittsburgh at the age of thirteen. The embodiment of the American dream, he pulled himself up from bobbin boy in a cotton factory to become the richest man in the world. He spent the rest of his life giving away the fortune he had accumulated and crusading for international peace. For all that he accomplished and came to repres

May 22, 2017
Andrew Wyeth - in retrospect by Junker, Patricia, Lewis, Audrey / authors. Andrew Wyeth - in retrospect

"Andrew Wyeth painted the landscapes and people in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, where he grew up, and in mid-coast Maine, where he spent each summer--places that would inspire him for over seven decades. This centennial exhibition is a fitting moment to trace the threads that weave through the art of Andrew Wyeth, which never failed to engage viewers and confound critics through the long twentieth century"--

May 26, 2017
Ballad of the Green Beret - the life and wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and pop stardom to murder and an unsolved, violent death by Leepson, Marc, 1945- author. Ballad of the Green Beret - the life and wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and pop stardom to murder and an unsolved, violent death

May 26, 2017
Becoming Abraham Lincoln - the coming of age of our greatest president by Kigel, Richard, author. Becoming Abraham Lincoln - the coming of age of our greatest president

Becoming Abraham Lincoln: The Coming of Age of Our Greatest President tells the true story of how this great American hero grew up and became a man. The story begins with Lincoln’s cousin describing the murder of Abe’s grandfather in 1782 by the Wabash Indians in the Kentucky wilderness. It ends as Lincoln turns twenty-five, downcast and debt-ridden after the failure of his first business venture, as he earns his first election victory to take his seat in the Illinois State Legislature. This viv

May 26, 2017
Berlin calling - a story of anarchy, music, the Wall, and the birth of the new Berlin by Hockenos, Paul, 1963- author. Berlin calling - a story of anarchy, music, the Wall, and the birth of the new Berlin

May 26, 2017
Best hikes of the Appalachian Trail - New England by Low, Lafe, 1952- Best hikes of the Appalachian Trail - New England

"Spanning from southern Connecticut up to the top of the mighty Katahdin, Best Hikes of the Appalachian Trail: New England by local author Lafe Low is a thorough reference to 45 day hikes on the Appalachian Trail in New England. This is the only guide that specifically covers the best days hikes (suitable for expert hikers to families with kids) along the AT as it passes through Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. The profiles include everything one would need to plan

May 27, 2017
Best wildflower hikes Western Washington - year-round opportunities including Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks and the North Cascades by Stekel, Peter. Best wildflower hikes Western Washington - year-round opportunities including Mount Rainier and Olympic National Parks and the North Cascades

May 26, 2017
Beyond the plate - top food blogs from around the world by Beyond the plate - top food blogs from around the world

May 26, 2017
Beyond trans - does gender matter? by Davis, Heath Fogg, author. Beyond trans - does gender matter?

May 26, 2017
Botanical Shakespeare - an illustrated compendium of all the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited by the world's greatest playwright by Quealy, Gerit, author, editor. Botanical Shakespeare - an illustrated compendium of all the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited by the world's greatest playwright

A captivating, beautifully illustrated, one-of-a-kind color compendium of the flowers, fruits, herbs, trees, seeds, and grasses cited in the works of the world’s greatest playwright, William Shakespeare, accompanied by their companion quotes from all of his plays and poems. With a foreword by Dame Helen Mirren—the first foreword she has ever contributed. In this striking compilation, Shakespeare historian Gerit Quealy and respected Japanese artist Sumié Hasegawa combine their knowledge and skill

May 26, 2017
Bouncing back - skills for adaptation to injury, aging, illness, and pain by Wanlass, Richard L., author. Bouncing back - skills for adaptation to injury, aging, illness, and pain

Coping with loss of ability from injury, illness, pain, or just plain aging can be tough. This book offers practical skills and helpful knowledge to build resilience and improve functioning. Chapters cover: Self-Management Skills (how to increase motivation, overcome procrastination, and actually make positive life changes), Mood Regulation (how to deal with sadness and reduced self-worth), Stress and Anxiety Management, Anger and Frustration Management, Relationship Management (how to keep rela

May 26, 2017
Breaking the good mom myth by Schafer, Alyson, author. Breaking the good mom myth

May 26, 2017
Breathe the wind, drink the rain - notes on being alive by Wood, Douglas, 1951- Breathe the wind, drink the rain - notes on being alive

Artist and wilderness guide Douglas Wood here presents his personal recipe for being truly alive?for arriving at the ground beneath your feet and feeling at home in the universe. Warm, witty, and wise,with a rare knack for getting to the heart of things in two words rather than two-thousand, BREATHE THE WIND, DRINK THE RAIN is a guidebook to that most elusive destination of all. Yourself.

May 26, 2017

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