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    • The third plate [sound recording] : field notes on the future of food
      The third plate [sound recording] : field notes on the future of food
      Dan Barber.
      Traditionally, Americans have dined on the 'first plate,' a classic meal centered on meat with few vegetables. Many people have begun eating from the 'second plate,' the new ideal of organic, grass-fed meats and local vegetables. But neither model, Barber shows, supports the long-term productivity of the land. Instead, he calls for a 'third plate,' a new pattern of eating rooted in cooking with and celebrating the whole farm, an integrated system of vegetable, grain, and livestock production.
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    • My girlfriend's boyfriend [sound recording]
      My girlfriend's boyfriend [sound recording]
      Mike Birbiglia.
      Mike Birbiglia shares a lifetime of romantic blunders and miscues that most adults would spend a lifetime trying to forget. On this painfully honest but hilarious journey he struggles to find reason in an area where it may be impossible to find, love.
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    • Unwind! : 7 principles for a stress free life
      Unwind! : 7 principles for a stress free life
      Sam Bracken and Dr. Michael Olpin.
      The authors explore seven key paradigm shifts, from reactive to proactive; unmotivated to inspired; pressured to prioritized; hassled to harmonious; anxious to empathic; defensive to diverse; and tense to tranquil. Delving deep into each of these paradigm shifts, listeners learn how to prevent most of the daily stresses people typically experience, by getting at the roots of stressors.
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    • Make it stick : the science of successful learning
      Make it stick : the science of successful learning
      Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III and Mark A. McDaniel.
      More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.
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    • Never go back [sound recording] : 10 things you'll never do again
      Never go back [sound recording] : 10 things you'll never do again
      Henry Cloud.
      Dr. Henry Cloud shares ten doorways to success, and once we walk through these new pathways, we never go back again. His proven method based on grace, not guilt; outlines ten common life patterns that sabotage success and lays out clear, concrete steps to take to overcome them.
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    • Drake x-posed
      Drake x-posed
      Drake, 1986-
      A collection of interviews with the rap musician Drake from various sources.
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    • Clinton, Inc. : the audacious rebuilding of a political machine
      Clinton, Inc. : the audacious rebuilding of a political machine
      by Daniel Halper.
      Daniel Halper provides a meticulously researched account of the brilliant calculations, secret deals, and occasionally treacherous maneuverings that led to the Clintons' return to political prominence, and to Hillary's once-unlikely position as the 2016 frontrunner for the White House.
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    • Instinct [sound recording] : the power to unleash your inborn drive
      Instinct [sound recording] : the power to unleash your inborn drive
      New York times bestselling author T.D. Jakes.
      Outlines how to re-discover one's natural aptitudes and re-claim the wisdom of past experiences to become in sync with the opportunities life offers.
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    • The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
      The tale of the dueling neurosurgeons : the history of the human brain as revealed by true stories of trauma, madness, and recovery
      by Sam Kean.
      Early studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike--strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, lobotomies, horrendous accidents--and see how the victim coped. In many cases survival was miraculous, and observers could only marvel at the transformations that took place afterward, altering victims' personalities. An injury to one section can leave a person unable to recognize loved ones; some brain trauma can even make you a pathological gambler, pedophile, or liar. But a few scientists realized that these injuries were an opportunity for studying brain function at its extremes. With lucid explanations and incisive wit, Sam Kean explains the brain's secret passageways while recounting forgotten stories of common people whose struggles, resiliency, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible.
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    • The secret club that runs the world : inside the fraternity of commodities traders
      The secret club that runs the world : inside the fraternity of commodities traders
      Kate Kelly.
      Nestled deep in the towers of banking and finance are the commodities traders who spend their days gambling with oil, gold, and corn contracts. They're highly-educated world travelers with a penchant for risk, and theyb2sre here to bet big on the future of the raw materials that make the economies hum.
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    • Blood feud [sound recording] : the Clintons vs. the Obamas
      Blood feud [sound recording] : the Clintons vs. the Obamas
      Edward Klein.
      Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein reveals just how deep the rivalry between the Obamas and the Clintons runs, with details on closed-door meetings buttressed by hundreds of interviews.
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    • Flash boys [sound recording] : a Wall Street revolt
      Flash boys [sound recording] : a Wall Street revolt
      Michael Lewis.
      Michael Lewis returns to the financial world with a new book that gives readers a ringside seat as the biggest story in years prepares to hit Wall Street.
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    • God's jury [sound recording] : the Inquisition and the making of the modern world
      God's jury [sound recording] : the Inquisition and the making of the modern world
      Cullen Murphy.
      Cullen Murphy brings his highly praised blend of deep research, colorful travelogue, and insightful political analysis to a new history of the Inquisition.
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    • Capital in the twenty-first century
      Capital in the twenty-first century
      Thomas Piketty
      Thomas Piketty analyzes a unique collection of data from twenty countries, ranging as far back as the eighteenth century, to uncover key economic and social patterns. His findings will transform debate and set the agenda for the next generation of thought about wealth and inequality.
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    • Desperate passage : the Donner Party's perilous journey West
      Desperate passage : the Donner Party's perilous journey West
      Ethan Rarick.
      In late October 1846, the last wagon train of that year's westward migration stopped overnight before resuming its arduous climb over the Sierra Nevada Mountains, unaware that a fearsome storm was gathering force. After months of grueling travel, the 81 men, women and children would be trapped for a brutal winter with little food and only primitive shelter. The conclusion is known: by spring of the next year, the Donner Party was synonymous with the most harrowing extremes of human survival. But until now, the full story of what happened--and what it tells us about human nature and about America's westward expansion--remained shrouded in myth. Drawing on archeological evidence, research on topics ranging from survival rates to snowfall totals, and letters and diaries made public by descendants a century-and-a-half after the tragedy, Ethan Rarick offers a portrait of the Donner party and their ordeal: a mother who must divide her family, a little girl who shines with courage, a devoted wife who refuses to abandon her husband, a man who risks his life merely to keep his word. Rarick resists both the sensationalist accounts of the Donner party as well as later attempts to turn the survivors into archetypal pioneer heroes. "The Donner Party," Rarick writes, "is a story of hard decisions that were neither heroic nor villainous. Often, the emigrants displayed a more realistic and typically human mixture of generosity and selfishness, an alloy born of necessity." --From publisher's description.
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