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The War and Environment Reader
The War and Environment Reader Edited by Gar Smith

While many books have examined the broader topic of military conflict, most neglect to focus on damage military violence inflicts on regional—and global—ecosystems. The War and Environment Reader provides a critical analysis of the devastating consequences of "war on the environment" with perspectives drawn from a wide array of diverse voices and global perspectives. The contributors include scores of writers and activists, many with first-hand field experience of war's impacts on nature. Authors include: Medea Benjamin, Helen Caldicott, Marjoie Cohn, Daniel Ellsberg, Robert Fisk, Ann Jones, Michael Klare, Winona LaDuke, Jerry Mander, Margaret Mead, Vandana Shiva, David Swanson, Jody Williams and S. Brian Willson.
Fiona's Friends
Fiona's Friends By Dr. John Hutton, Photographs By Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

Sharing Fiona's famous story while spotlighting other adorable animals who need care or are critically endangered. Fiona, was born six weeks before her due date on January 24, 2017. She was too small and weak to stand and nurse from her mother, Bibi, so caregivers and vet staff stepped in to provide critical care. With help from #TeamFiona, the premature hippo grew into a healthy hippo and an amazing ambassador for her species. Fiona's Cincinnati Zoo friends are also ambassadors. Some of the species represented in this book, like black rhinos and Malayan tigers, are critically endangered. There is hope for them, but people must care enough to want to save them. Seeing amazing creatures like these at a zoo can inspire that kind of powerful connection and make our planet a better place.
Dress-Up Jane Austen
Dress-Up Jane Austen By Catherine Bruzzone, Illustrated by Hennie Hawthorn

Learn all about the styles of this fascinating age and lots about its intriguing customs. Discover Jane Austen's Regency era through fashion! How did a Regency bride and groom dress for their wedding? Why did everyone wear hats? Cut out the fourteen colorful costumes, for both women and men, then dress up the dolls to explore the fashions of Jane Austen's day.
Eating the Pacific Northwest
Eating the Pacific Northwest By Darrin Nordahl

Explore how truly indigenous, regional food choices can raise our environmental consciousness though cuisine. From the brisk waters of Seattle to the earthy mushroom-studded forest surrounding Portland, author Darrin Nordahl takes us on a journey to expand our palates with the local flavors of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. There are a multitude of indigenous fruits, vegetables, mushrooms, and seafood waiting to be rediscovered in the luscious PNW. Eating the Pacific Northwest looks at the unique foods that are native to the region including salmon, truffles, and of course, geoduck, among others. Festivals featured include the Oregon Truffle Festival and Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival, and there are recipes for every ingredient, including Buttermilk Fried Oysters with Truffled Rémoulade and Nootka Roses and Salmonberries. Nordahl also discusses some of the larger agricultural, political, and ecological issues that prevent these wild, and arguably tastier foods, from reaching our table.
SHARE This Book
SHARE This Book By John Hutton, Illustrated by Christina Brown

Pediatrician-designed for developing babies, this eye-catching title is a great addition to a first library. "We share a book. What does it do? Hold it, pat it - taste it, too!" Reading with children early and often, starting as soon as possible after they're born, has many proven health benefits. At first, it may seem hard to do. Do they understand? What's the best way? The first STEP is to SHARE: S - Snuggle! H- Hands On! A- Affection (show lots)! R - Respond (Think STEP: Stretch, Talk, Explore, Patience)! E - Enjoy! Developed by a pediatrician, the research-backed SHARE STEP method helps babies and their grownups get the most out of every reading opportunity, beginning at birth. Simple text and high-contrast illustrations, perfect for developing eyes and brains, show how it works. Share this book—and many more—to build a love of reading to last a lifetime!
The Little Book of Big Ideas
The Little Book of Big Ideas By Daniel Smith

This concise, accessible and multi-faceted book provides an essential introduction to 150 of the most important principles of Western thought. An exploration of some of the most important and enduring ideas in human history—from religion, science, philosophy, medicine, psychology, politics, economics and art—each presented in brief, accessible form. "Big" ideas are those concepts and theories that have radically transformed our understanding of the world we live in, our place in that world and the ways we have shaped the past and will shape the future.  Topics covered range widely and include Creation Mythology, Existentialism, The Elements, Relativity, Space Travel, Geometry, Ethics, Behaviourism, Genetics, Warfare, The Nation State, Anarchism, Capitalism, Classical Art and Architecture, The Renaissance—and much more. 
This I Know
This I Know By Terry O'Reilly

Required reading for those looking to run creative, successful campaigns on a budget. Terry O'Reilly, host of the popular radio show Under the Influence, provides the best stories about smart marketing for small business. In Terry's gifted presentation, This I Know is more than applied business techniques. It offers a unique view of contemporary life through the lens of advertising. Skillfully revealing the machinations behind the marketing curtains, O'Reilly explains how small business can harness the tricks of the trade that the biggest corporations use to create their own marketing buzz. 
There's a Hole in My Garden
There's a Hole in My Garden By James Stewart, Illustrated by James Stewart

As a mysterious hole in his garden grows larger and larger, a little boy's imagination grows with it. The dead-pan narration in this debut picture book delivers a perfect child-like vision with humor and panache, depicted in luminous detail. A little boy shows what happens when he drops larger and larger objects, both in terms of size and imagination, down a mysterious hole that grows throughout the year in his garden. But what happens in December?
The Silent Invasion
The Silent Invasion By Larry Hancock, Illustrated by Michael Cherkas, Foreword by Max Allan Collins

A wild comics series focusing on paranoia and conspiracy—brought back to life at the perfect historical momentIn this era of fake news and "deep state," this couldn't be more timely! The paranoid cult-classic science fiction mystery series from the early days of indie comics returns! Set against the background of a nightmarish 1950s crawling with communist spies, corrupt FBI agents, McCarthyites, Stalinists, cold warriors, flying saucers, and mysterious government organizations, The Silent Invasion weaves a byzantine tale of mystery and deceit, as a bewildered investigative reporter, Matt Sinkage, pursues the truth behind an apparent alien invasion that points to involvement at the highest levels of American government officials. The series will begin with two books reprinting the original volumes, followed by the newly collected third album and concluding with a brand new fourth book.
East by West
East by West By Jasmine Hemsley

Featuring 140 delicious recipes from around the world, East by West champions the ancient Ayurvedic philosophy of eating to nourish, sustain and repair for ultimate mind-body balance. With a focus on listening to your body, eating when you're hungry, being conscious of what you're eating when you're eating it and choosing foods that are right for your mood from day to day, East by West is a modern take on the Ayurvedic principles. With classic Ayurvedic comfort dishes from Golden Milk to Kitchari and great family sharing dishes Sesame Roast Chicken to Saffron Millionaire Cheesecake, the book has something for every taste from super simple to simply special. A global range of recipes, together with simple mindful rituals and a classic cleanse to revisit when your energy levels need a boost help the book bring Ayurveda to life in a fresh and friendly way. Includes dual measures.
Sound Pictures
Sound Pictures By Kenneth Womack

A powerful glimpse into the mind, the music, and the man behind the sound of the Beatles. More than anyone besides the bandmates themselves, George Martin was the man who created the unique sound of the Beatles. Sound Pictures offers a powerful and intimate account of how he did so.     The second and final volume of the definitive biography of the man, Sound Pictures traces the story of the Beatles' breathtaking artistic trajectory after reaching the creative heights of Rubber Soul. As the bandmates engage in brash experimentation both inside and outside the studio, Martin toils along with manager Brian Epstein to consolidate the Beatles' fame in the face of growing sociocultural pressures, including the crisis associated with the "Beatles are more popular than Jesus" scandal. Meanwhile, he also struggles to make his way as an independent producer in the highly competitive world of mid-1960s rock 'n' roll. As Martin and the Beatles create one landmark album after another, including such masterworks as Revolver, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles (The White Album), and Abbey Road, the internal stakes and interpersonal challenges become ever greater.    During his post-Beatles years, Martin attempts to discover new vistas of sound recording with a host of acts, including Jeff Beck, America, Cheap Trick, Paul McCartney, and Elton John, his creative breakthroughs followed by unprecedented commercial success. Eventually, though, all roads bring Martin back to the Beatles, as the group seeks out new ways to memorialize their achievement under the supervision of the man who has come to be known as Sir George. Now, more than fifty years after the Beatles' revolutionary triumphs, Martin's singular stamp on popular music has become more vital than ever, as successive generations discover the magic of the Beatles and their groundbreaking sound.
Big Sister
Big Sister Translated by Don Bartlett, By Gunnar Staalesen

Chilling, shocking and exceptionally gripping, Big Sister reaffirms Gunnar Staalesen as one of the world's foremost thriller writers. Varg Veum receives a surprise visit in his office. A woman introduces herself as his half-sister, and she has a job for him. Her god-daughter, a 19-year-old trainee nurse from Haugesund, moved from her apartment in Bergen two weeks ago. Since then no one has heard anything from her. She didn't leave an address. She doesn't answer her phone. And the police refuse to take her case seriously. Veum's investigation uncovers a series of carefully covered-up crimes and pent-up hatreds, and the trail leads to a gang of extreme bikers on the hunt for a group of people whose dark deeds are hidden by the anonymity of the Internet. And then things get personal.
Ignite the Stars
Ignite the Stars By Maura Milan

In this exhilarating edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure, debut author Maura Milan introduces our world to a thrilling new heroine. Everyone in the universe knows his name. Everyone in the universe fears him. But no one realizes that notorious outlaw Ia Cocha is a seventeen-year-old girl. A criminal mastermind and unrivaled pilot, Ia has spent her life terrorizing the Olympus Commonwealth, the imperialist nation that destroyed her home. When the Commonwealth captures her and her true identity is exposed, they see Ia's age and talent as an opportunity: by forcing her to serve them, they will prove that no one is beyond their control. Soon, Ia is trapped at the Commonwealth's military academy, desperately plotting her escape. But new acquaintances—including Brinn, a seemingly average student with a closely-held secret, and their charming Flight Master, Knives—cause Ia to question her own alliances. Can she find a way to escape the Commonwealth's clutches before these bonds deepen? In this exhilarating edge-of-your-seat sci-fi adventure—perfect for fans of The Lunar Chronicles—debut author Maura Milan introduces our world to a thrilling new heroine.
He's So MASC
He's So MASC By Chris Tse

In How to be Dead in a Year of Snakes, Chris Tse took readers back to a shocking 1905 murder. Now he brings the reader much closer to home. He's So MASC confronts a contemporary world of self-loathing poets and compulsive liars, of youth and sexual identity, and of the author as character—pop star, actor, hitman, and much more. These are poems that delve into worlds of hyper-masculine romanticism and dancing alone in night clubs. With its many modes and influences, He's So MASC is an acerbic, acid-bright, yet unapologetically sentimental and personal reflection on what it means to perform and dissect identity, as a poet and a person.
Bad Blood in Kansas
Bad Blood in Kansas By Tom R Wade

John Carshalton, lately of the British army, returns to the town of Arabella, Kansas to take up a new job as town sheriff. He earns the respect of the townspeople and enjoys a peaceful life until he gets word of outlaw gangs terrorizing towns along the Kansas-Missouri border. Army intelligence suggests these are no ordinary gangs, but part of a larger force, and when John is asked by an army officer to pose as a British Army deserter and try to infiltrate whatever kind of force is being raised he agrees. However, John soon finds him caught up in a web of violence and intrigue that threatens to destroy him and all he holds dear.
Great Voyages
Great Voyages By Deborah Patterson

From Marco Polo and Magellan to Shackleton and Armstrong, Great Voyages takes the reader on the most exhilarating and heroic journeys ever made. Discover the world through the eyes of the greatest explorers in history. Find out how the world was first circumnavigated by a slave and how travelers overcame the challenge of not having enough to eat and drink while traveling through unknown territory. Experience the excitement of seeing a new land for the first time, tasting new fruits and discovering new animals. This book focuses on 15 key voyages from around the world: the journeys undertaken by Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Zheng He, Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Martin Frobisher, Francis Drake, Maria Sibylla Merian, Captain Cook, Lewis & Clark, Charles Darwin, David Livingstone, Gertrude Bell, Ernest Shackleton, and astronauts who took part in the Moon landings.
Boost
Boost By Jasmin Kirkbride

See your self-belief soar. Feeling confident to the core isn't rocket science. It's what happens when powerful thoughts and positive action ignite one another, helping you grow as a person, reach your goals, and enjoy life more. Boost is your handy guidebook of simple steps, wise words, and creative ideas to give you that added gusto. Whether you want to dip in for inspiration on the go, or take some time each day to invigorate your outlook, you'll find plenty here to uplift you.
A New Map of Love
A New Map of Love By Annie Murray

How can you pack for the journey of a lifetime? George Baxter thought he knew how retirement might look. With his wife Win by his side, the way it had always been. But when Win dies, George is faced with a different kind of future. A future where he's free to create a new life - a life alone. With his loyal dog Monty by his side, George throws himself into his work. His village antiques business is at the heart of the community, and all sorts pass through the doors - in search of their own little piece of history. George becomes increasingly interested in the stories surrounding the antiques - where they are from and who might have owned them. Unbeknowest to George, this will lead him to uncover some mysteries in his own past . . . Maybe there is a chance for a new tomorrow?
The Ten Types of Human
The Ten Types of Human By Dexter Dias

An extraordinary investigation into human nature, by one of the most eminent international human rights lawyers. We want to believe that there are some things we would never do. We want to believe that there are others we always would. But how can we be sure? What are our limits? Do we have limits? The answer lies with the Ten Types of Human: the people we become when we are faced with life's most difficult decisions. This pioneering examination of human nature looks at the best and worst that human beings are capable of, and asks why. It explores the frontiers of the human experience, excavating the forces that shape our thoughts and actions in extreme situations. It begins in a courtroom and journeys across four continents and through the lives of some exceptional people, in search of answers. Mixing cutting-edge neuroscience, social psychology, and human rights research, The Ten Types of Human is at once a provocation and a map to our hidden selves. It provides a new understanding of who we are—and who we can be.
Somebody's Daughter
Somebody's Daughter By Zara Phillips

A moving personal journey of discovery, recovery and adoption. Zara H. Phillips seemed to live a charmed life—backing singer to the stars with an incredible career here and across the Atlantic—but her smile masked a difficult childhood and the reality that she was adopted as a baby in the 1960s. Her life soon spiraled and as a teenager she suffered from drug and alcohol addiction, as she struggled to find her birth parents and her true identity. Somebody's Daughter is a fascinating and revealing account of how a beautiful woman's life has been dominated by her adoption and how it has affected her and those around her. Hard-hitting and emotional, Zara's memoir explores the needs of adopted children, with her characteristic warmth and wit, and the true journey it takes to find where you belong.
The Rise of the Outsiders
The Rise of the Outsiders By Steve Richards

Why outsiders from Trump to Corbyn are succeeding like never before—and what this means for you. Something strange has been happening. All over the world, people are angry and rejecting the establishment like never before. Britain votes Brexit. Trump promises walls in America. Corbyn promises a new socialism in the UK. Tsipras in Greece. Podemos in Spain. Marine Le Pen in France. Norbert Hofer in Austria. The list goes on. Why has the mainstream lost support? Why are the outsiders flourishing on far left and far right? Do they have the answers to our problems? In this landmark book, political journalist Steve Richards provides a captivating account of the defining political phenomenon of this decade. Telling the riveting story of how eccentrics, ideologues, and strong men are breaking the political rules, he asks why they're gaining support and examines the frightening implications of this new global rise in anti-establishment sentiment. Are we approaching a new age of populism, where democracy is eroded? The Rise of the Outsiders tackles all of these questions and more. Exploring how and if the mainstream can regain voters' trust, this is a book that no politically engaged reader can afford to miss.