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    • One Land [electronic resource] : Israel and Palestine as Parallel States
    • Alan Turing [electronic resource] : his work and impact
      Alan Turing [electronic resource] : his work and impact
      edited by S. Barry Cooper and J. van Leeuwen.
      This book offers a modern perspective on the many ways in which Turing's scientific endeavors have impacted current research and understanding of the world. His pivotal writings on subjects including computing, artificial intelligence, cryptography, morphogenesis, and more display continued relevance and insight into today's scientific and technological landscape.
    • Why science does not disprove God
      Why science does not disprove God
      Amir D. Aczel.
      Analyzing the theories and findings of such titans as Albert Einstein and Charles Darwin, a renowned science writer and mathematician demonstrates in multiple ways that science has not, as yet, provided any definitive proof refuting the existence of God.
    • Glorious Sunset
      Glorious Sunset
      Bleu, Ava.

    • Understanding Central America
      Understanding Central America
      Booth, John A.
      This text offers an authoritative, comprehensive analysis of Central America's political evolution including revolution, rebellion, regime changes, and democratic consolidation.
    • Exposed to passion five senses series, book 3.
    • One Direction : straight to the top
      One Direction : straight to the top
      by Riley Brooks.
      Profiles the lives and careers of the members of the popular British boy band, One Direction.
    • The Everyday Fermentation Handbook
      The Everyday Fermentation Handbook
      Byers, Branden.
      Easy recipes to ferm up any kitchen! Get ready for a wild microbial transformation with the healthy and flavorful foods in The Everyday Fermentation Handbook! Going way beyond ordinary sauerkraut and kimchi, this book teaches you the ins and outs of fermentation with simple instructions for fermenting just about every kitchen staple. Complete with tasty recipes for turning fermented foods into meals, you''ll relish the opportunity to fill each day with mouthwatering dishes like: Sourdough Belgian waffles Miso and mushroom soup Sauerkraut Pretzel grill.
    • The Texas Revolution and the U.S.-Mexican War : a concise history
      The Texas Revolution and the U.S.-Mexican War : a concise history
      Paul Calore.
      "Land distribution to American farmers and ranchers was introduced in order to strengthen the postwar economy following Mexico's independence from Spain. Once welcomed as fellow countrymen, the settlers in 1835 revolted against the government's harsh Centralist rulings. When Texas was granted U.S. statehood and 11 American soldiers were ambushed and murdered, Congress declared war on Mexico"-- Provided by publisher.
    • James Madison : a life reconsidered
      James Madison : a life reconsidered
      Lynne Cheney.
      "This majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world. Among the Founding Fathers, Madison was a true genius of the early republic. Outwardly reserved, Madison was the intellectual driving force behind the Constitution and crucial to its ratification. His visionary political philosophy and rationale for the union of states--so eloquently presented in The Federalist papers--helped shape the country Americans live in today. Along with Thomas Jefferson, Madison would found the first political party in the country's history--the Democratic Republicans. As Jefferson's secretary of state, he managed the Louisiana Purchase, doubling the size of the United States. As president, Madison led the country in its first war under the Constitution, the War of 1812. Without precedent to guide him, he would demonstrate that a republic could defend its honor and independence--and remain a republic still"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Magnolia market.
      Magnolia market.
      Christie, Judy.

    • This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed : how guns made the civil rights movement possible
      This nonviolent stuff'll get you killed : how guns made the civil rights movement possible
      Charles E. Cobb.
      "Visiting Martin Luther King, Jr. at the peak of the civil rights movement, the journalist William Worthy almost sat on a loaded pistol. "Just for self-defense," King assured him. One of King's advisors remembered the reverend's home as "an arsenal." Like King, many nonviolent activists embraced their constitutional right to self-protection-yet this crucial dimension of the civil rights struggle has been long ignored. In This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed, civil rights scholar Charles E. Cobb, Jr. reveals how nonviolent activists and their allies kept the civil rights movement alive by bearing-and, when necessary, using-firearms. Whether patrolling their neighborhoods, garrisoning their homes, or firing back at attackers, these men and women were crucial to the movement's success, as were the weapons they carried. Drawing on his firsthand experiences in the Southern Freedom Movement and interviews with fellow participants, Cobb offers a controversial examination of the vital role guns have played in securing American liberties. "-- Provided by publisher.
    • Betty Crocker 20 Best Quick Chicken Recipes
    • Tracks : one woman's journey across 1,700 miles of Australian outback
      Tracks : one woman's journey across 1,700 miles of Australian outback
      Robyn Davidson.
      -- Tracksis the beautifully written, compelling true story of the author's journey and the love/hate relationships she develops along the way: with the Red Centre of Australia; with aboriginal culture; with a handsome photographer; and especially with her lovable and cranky camels, Bub, Dookie, Goliath, and Zeleika.
    • The Nixon defense [electronic resource] : what he knew and when he knew it
      The Nixon defense [electronic resource] : what he knew and when he knew it
      John W. Dean.
      Based on Nixon's overlooked recordings, New York Times bestselling author John W. Dean connects the dots between what we've come to believe about Watergate and what actually happened Watergate forever changed American politics, and in light of the revelations about the NSA's widespread surveillance program, the scandal has taken on new significance. Yet remarkably, four decades after Nixon was forced to resign, no one has told the full story of his involvement in Watergate. In The Nixon Defense, former White House Counsel John W. Dean, one of the last major surviving figures of Watergate, draws on his own transcripts of almost a thousand conversations, a wealth of Nixon's secretly recorded information, and more than 150,000 pages of documents in the National Archives and the Nixon Library to provide the definitive answer to the question: What did President Nixon know and when did he know it' Through narrative and contemporaneous dialogue, Dean connects dots that have never been connected, including revealing how and why the Watergate break-in occurred, what was on the mysterious 18 1/2 minute gap in Nixon's recorded conversations, and more. In what will stand as the most authoritative account of one of America's worst political scandals, The Nixon Defense shows how the disastrous mistakes of Watergate could have been avoided and offers a cautionary tale for our own time.
    • Strangeways to oldham belchester chronicles, book 1.
    • White christmas with a wobbly knee belchester chronicles, book 2.
    • Right from the start [electronic resource] : a premarital guide for couples
    • Run with no pain [electronic resource] : a step-by-step exercise solution for eliminating low back pain in athletes
      Run with no pain [electronic resource] : a step-by-step exercise solution for eliminating low back pain in athletes
      by Ben Greenfield.
      Run With No Pain is a step-by-step guide to eliminating low back pain in athletes. Low back pain is one of the most common injuries for athletes and can linger for extended periods of time. This book focuses on curing back pain by re-rotating the hips and creating proper pelvic alignment. The plan includes two phases: re-alignment and foundation, and each phase includes clear instructions and links to movement videos.
    • Tales of extreme endurance [electronic resource] : Endurance planet's big book of bravado
      Tales of extreme endurance [electronic resource] : Endurance planet's big book of bravado
      by Ben Greenfield.
      Are you ready to be inspired? This book contains amazing tales of extreme endurance from athletes around the globe. These aren't pros or elites ? these are everyday people who decided to step outside their comfort zone and attempt to achieve the extraordinary. You'll get to read stories that include: - An amateur athlete's emotional journey through his first 50 mile race. - An amazing weight loss journey that resulted in crossing the Ironman finish line with just 34 seconds to spare. - A heart that begins to fail during the heat of competition in an ultra-endurance event. - The 7 million steps of a Pacific Crest Trail adventure. - An HIV+ triathlete who defies the odds and keeps on competing. - The story of an epic 155 mile bicycle climb. - An office manager who runs the Inca Trail to Macchu Pichu. - And much more! Brought to you by, the web's top source of endurance sports fanaticism, this book is guaranteed to thrill, amaze, entertain and inspire.
    • The genius of dogs [electronic resource] : how dogs are smarter than you think
      The genius of dogs [electronic resource] : how dogs are smarter than you think
      Brian Hare and Vanessa Woods.
      The author, a dog researcher, evolutionary anthropologist, and founder of the Duke Canine Cognition Center, along with his co-author offer revolutionary new insights into dog intelligence and the interior lives of our smartest pets. In the past decade, we have learned more about how dogs think than in the last century. Breakthroughs in cognitive science, pioneered by the author have proven dogs have a kind of genius for getting along with people that is unique in the animal kingdom. The essence of his discovery is that when dogs domesticated themselves around 40,000 years ago they became far more like human infants than their wolf ancestors. Domestication gave dogs a whole new kind of social intelligence. This finding changes the way we think about dogs and dog training. Does your dog feel guilt? Is she pretending she can't hear you? Does she want affection or your sandwich? The author's seminal research has led him to work with every kind of dog from the tiniest shelter puppy to the exotic New Guinea singing dog, from his own childhood dog, Oreo, who could read human gestures that monkeys were blind to, to the most fashionable schnoodle. This book is nothing less than the definitive dog book of our time by the researcher who started a revolution in human understanding of dog intelligence.
    • Sgt. Reckless : America's war horse
      Sgt. Reckless : America's war horse
      Robin Hutton.
      A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the difficult decision to sell his beloved companion. Lieutenant Eric Pedersen purchased the bodacious mare and renamed her Reckless, for the Recoilless Rifles Platoon, Anti-Tank Division, of the 5th Marines she'd be joining. The four-legged equine braved minefields and hailing shrapnel to deliver ammunition to her division on the frontlines. In one day alone, performing fifty-one trips up and down treacherous terrain, covering a distance of over thirty-five miles, and rescuing wounded comrades-in-arms, Reckless demonstrated her steadfast devotion to the Marines who had become her herd.
    • Getting started with RFID [electronic resource]
    • Smart Cookie
      Smart Cookie
      Johnstone, Christi.
      It's fun to bake, but it's really fun to decorate! Leave the baking to the experts and enjoy the really fun part of cookies?decorating! Using common store-bought ingredients like cookies, candy, graham crackers, icing, sprinkles, nuts, and more, this clever cookie book shows you how to create fifty visually appealing treats in less time than it takes to make a batch of cupcakes. Smart Cookie shows you how to enjoy all the creativity of decorating by taking store-bought ingredients and assembling them into cute creations like ice cream cones, donuts, babies' ra.
    • Cooking with Ancient Grains
      Cooking with Ancient Grains
      Kijac, Maria Baez.
      Ancient grains made modern and delicious! Rich in fiber and antioxidants, ancient grains like quinoa, chia, amaranth, and kaniwa are known for their nutritional value. In Cooking with Ancient Grains, you''ll discover just how wholesome and tasty these grains are with 75 recipes by award-winning author Maria Baez Kijac. From breakfast and dinner to snacks and desserts, each delicious dish not only provides important nutrients and proteins, but also keeps you feeling full throughout the day. Best of all, you''ll never feel trapped in the kitchen with these simple recipes, such as: Palachinkes.
    • Henry Clay and the War of 1812
      Henry Clay and the War of 1812
      Quentin Scott King.
      "Any biography of Henry Clay's 46 year political career quickly becomes entangled with his monumental, though youthful, political leadership of the War Hawks in urging the Madison Administration to arm the United States for war with Great Britain. There has been no detailed treatment of his major role in this early American war until this present work"-- Provided by publisher.
    • The lost love of a soldier marlow intrigues series, book 4.
    • Prophecy calypso series, book 1.
    • In remembrance of Emmett Till : regional stories and media responses to the Black freedom struggle
    • I'm no monster [electronic resource] : the horrifying true story of Josef Fritzl
    • His trophy wife.
      His trophy wife.
      Michaels, Leigh.

    • The Couple''s Retirement Puzzle
      The Couple''s Retirement Puzzle
      Mintzer, Dorian.
      The essential guide for couples to create a happy, healthy, and successful retirement! Retirement can be the best time of your life, but for couples, there''s far more to it than cashing in on your 401(k). The most important asset you have during retirement is each other, yet many couples aren''t sure where to begin to prepare for retired life or what to consider as they do. The Couple''s Retirement Puzzle reveals ten key conversations couples should tackle before retirement to ensure a rewarding second half of life together, including:
    • The next to die.
      The next to die.
      O'Brien, Kevin.

    • Bad blood both sides of the fence series, book 4.
    • Gift of peace, revised edition the jimmy carter story.
    • DASH Diet For Dummies
      DASH Diet For Dummies
      Samaan, Sarah.
      Lower your blood pressure in just two weeks with the #1 rated diet When high blood pressure becomes chronic, it''s called hypertension-a condition that affects 970 million people worldwide, and is classified by the World Health Organization as a leading cause of premature death. While medications can help, nothing beats dietary and lifestyle modifications in the fight against high blood pressure, and the DASH diet is a powerful tool in your arsenal. Focusing on lowering sodium intake and increasing fiber, vitamins, and minerals can help lower your blood pressure in as little as two we.
    • Kill the Messenger
      Kill the Messenger
      Schou, Nick.
      Kill the Messenger tells the story of the tragic death of Gary Webb, the controversial newspaper reporter who committed suicide in December 2004. Webb is the former San Jose Mercury News reporter whose 1996?Dark Alliance" series on the so-called CIA-crack cocaine connection created a firestorm of controversy and led to his resignation from the paper amid escalating attacks on his work by the mainstream media. Author and investigative journalist Nick Schou published numerous articles on the controversy and was the only reporter to significantly advance Webb's stories. Drawin.
    • The Potluck Club cookbook [electronic resource] : easy recipes to enjoy with family and friends
    • Space travelers [electronic resource]
      Space travelers [electronic resource]
      by Seymour Simon.
      Examines the history of space travel, from its beginning to animals to astronauts to the walk on the Moon to space stations, and beyond.
    • Time reborn [electronic resource] : from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe
      Time reborn [electronic resource] : from the crisis in physics to the future of the universe
      Lee Smolin.
      A theoretical physicist and author of the controversial best-seller The Trouble with Physics describes his new approach for thinking about the reality of time and explains his theory about the laws of physics not being timeless but rather capable of evolving.
    • A september bride.
      A september bride.
      Springer, Kathryn.

    • The siege of Vienna [electronic resource] : the last great trial between cross & crescent
      The siege of Vienna [electronic resource] : the last great trial between cross & crescent
      John Stoye.
      The definitive account of the last serious threat to Western civilization by the armies of Islam The siege of Vienna in 1683 was one of the turning points in European history. It was the last threat to Western Christendom—so disastrous was its potential outcome that countries normally jealous and hostile sank their differences to throw back the Muslim armies and their savage Tartar allies. The consequences of defeat were momentous: the Ottomans lost half of their European territories and began the long decline, which led to the final collapse of their empire; and the Hasburgs turned their attention from France and the Rhine frontier to the rich pickings of the Balkans. That hot September day in 1683 witnessed the last great trial of strength between Cross and Crescent—and opened an epoch in European history that lasted until the cataclysm of the First World War.
    • Woodrow Wilson and World War I : a burden too great to bear
      Woodrow Wilson and World War I : a burden too great to bear
      Richard Striner.
      This book is a story of Presidential failure, a chronicle of Woodrow Wilson's miscalculations in war, and a harrowing account of the process through which an intelligent American leader fell to pieces under a burden he could not bear. Historian Richard Striner argues persuasively that President Woodrow Wilson failed his responsibilities as a wartime leader in World War I. With the patience of a prosecuting attorney, Striner presents the facts of Wilson's wartime situation, considers the options that were open to him, explains his decision-making process, and then critiques his failure to engag
    • The Sarashina Diary
      The Sarashina Diary
      Sugawara no, Takasue no Musume.
      A thousand years ago, a young Japanese girl embarked on a journey from the wild East Country to the capital. She began a diary that she would continue to write for the next forty years and compile later in life, bringing lasting prestige to her family. Some aspects of the author's life and text seem curiously modern. She married late and identified more as a writer than as a wife and mother. Enthralled by romantic fiction, she wrote extensively about the disillusioning blows that reality can deal to fantasy. The Sarashina Diary is a portrait of the writer as reader and a tribute to the.
    • Brunch
      Ternikar, Farha, 1970-
      Brunch is the decadent meal of the week; a mix of the savory and salty, sweet and indulgent. Not exclusively an American phenomenon, brunch is also shared in South Asia, the Middle East, and parts of Europe. This volume examines and explores how brunch has evolved historically, developed cross-culturally, and claimed its place in popular culture.
    • The Pariah problem [electronic resource] : caste, religion, and the social in modern India
      The Pariah problem [electronic resource] : caste, religion, and the social in modern India
      Rupa Viswanath.
      "Once known as 'Pariahs,' Dalits are primarily descendants of unfree agrarian laborers. They belong to India's lowest castes, face overwhelming poverty and discrimination, and continue to be a source of public anxiety. Drawing on a wealth of previously untapped sources, this book follows the conception and evolution of the 'Pariah problem' in public consciousness in the 1890s. It shows how high-caste landlords, state officials, and well-intentioned missionaries conceived of Dalit oppression and prevented substantive solutions to the 'Pariah Problem' with consequences that continue to be felt today. The book begins with a description of the everyday lives of Dalit laborers in the 1890s and highlights the systematic efforts made by the state and Indian elites to protect Indian slavery from public scrutiny. Protestant missionaries were the first non-Dalits to draw attention to their plight. However, their vision of the Pariahs' suffering as a result of Hindu religious prejudice obscured the fact that the entire agrarian political-economic system depended on Pariah labor. The Indian public as well as colonial officials came to share a view compatible with missionary explanations, which meant all subsequent welfare efforts directed at Dalits focused on religious and social transformation rather than on structural reform. Methodologically, theoretically, and empirically, this book breaks new ground to demonstrate how events in the early decades of state-sponsored welfare directed at Dalits laid the groundwork for the present day, where the postcolonial state and well-meaning social and religious reformers continue to downplay Dalits' landlessness, violent suppression, and political subordination"--Provided by publisher.
    • The Civil War [electronic resource]  : an illustrated history
      The Civil War [electronic resource] : an illustrated history
      narrative by Geoffrey C. Ward
      The complete text of the bestselling narrative history of the Civil War--based on the celebrated PBS television series. This non-illustrated edition interweaves the author's narrative with the voices of the men and women who lived through that cataclysmic trail of our nationhood, from Abraham Lincoln to ordinary foot soldiers. Includes essays by distinguished historians of the era.
    • Drawing People for the Absolute Beginner
      Drawing People for the Absolute Beginner
      Willenbrink, Mark.
      Yes, you can! Known for their friendly, focused, you-can-do-it approach to teaching art, Mark and Mary Willenbrink show beginning artists how to draw people in a realistic style. Inside you''ll find everything you need to succeed, from how to select and hold your pencils to expert instruction on drawing hands, clothing and figures in motion. This book steers you clear of common mistakes and brings clarity to even notoriously tricky concepts like perspective and values. While the human subject is wonderfully diverse, this book teaches an easy-to-learn approach that can be used.
    • Between slavery and freedom : free people of color in America from settlement to the Civil War
      Between slavery and freedom : free people of color in America from settlement to the Civil War
      Julie Winch.
      "Between Slavery and Freedom explores the complex world of those people of African birth or descent who occupied the 'borderlands' between slavery and freedom in the 350 years from the founding of the first European colonies in what is today the United States to the start of the Civil War. However they had navigated their way out of bondage -- through flight, through military service, through self-purchase, through the working of the law in different times and in different places, or because they were the offspring of parents who were themselves free -- they were determined to enjoy the same rights and liberties that white people enjoyed. In a concise narrative and selected primary documents, noted historian Julie Winch shows the struggle of black people to gain and maintain their liberty and lay claim to freedom in its fullest sense. Refusing to be relegated to the margins of American society and languish in poverty and ignorance, they repeatedly challenged their white neighbors to live up to the promises of 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness' enshrined in the Declaration of Independence"--Provided by publisher.
    • Homesteading and self sufficiency guide for beginners a step by step guide to growing your own food for self sufficiency.