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West, Geoffrey B.

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Summary: "From one of the most influential scientists of our time, a dazzling exploration of the hidden laws that govern the life cycle of everything from plants and animals to the cities we live in. The former head of the Sante Fe Institute, visionary physicist Geoffrey West is a pioneer in the field of complexity science, the science of emergent systems and networks. The term "complexity" can be...

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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Maggor, Noam

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Summary: Brahmin Capitalism explores the surprisingly dynamic role of established wealth in the rise of modern capitalism in the United States. Far from declining in prosperity and influence, elite Bostonians of illustrious lineage - the quintessential old money families on the American scene - successfully reinvented themselves. Better known as social reformers, philanthropists, and men of letters,...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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Summary: The essential guide to over 2,900 colleges & universities. The latest data on academic programs, costs, financial aid, admission requirements, and more. Easy-to-read college profiles, organized by state, so you can find the right school for you.

Publisher / Publication Date: Peterson's 2017

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Liu, Marjorie M.

Summary: Maika, Kippa, and Ren journey to Thyria in search of answers to her past... and discover a new, terrible threat.

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Comics, Inc. 2017

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Eaton, Jan

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Summary: A treasury of tips, techniques, and trade secrets for crocheters provides step-by-step, illustrated instructions that cover everything from choosing the right hook and yarn to setting up a dye studio and managing yard ends.

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 746.434 EAT

Barnden, Betty

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Summary: Give a stylish finish to your knitted garments and accessories with this essential compendium of knitting know-how. Over 350 tips, techniques, and secrets are explained and illustrated with clear step-by-step photographs and diagrams. Discover how to read patterns and charts, choose color and yarns, mix and match stitch patterns, and adapt designs for the perfect fit. All kinds of stitches...

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Griffin 2017

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Jenner, Nicky

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Summary: "Mars is ingrained in our culture, from David Bowie's extra-terrestrial spiders to H.G. Wells's The War of the Worlds. The red planet has inspired hundreds of scientists, authors and filmmakers--but why? What is it about this particular planet that makes it so intriguing? Ancient mythologies defined Mars as a violent harbinger of war, and astrologers found meaning in the planet's dance through...

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Sigma, an imprint of Bloomsbury publishing Plc 2017

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Yogis, Jaimal

Summary: "In this meditative memoir--a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton--the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing toward enlightenment," his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of the Divine in the world's oceans as well as everyday life."--Amazon.com.

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Wave 2017

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DiFelice, Bekah.

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Summary: "Almost There is for those on the move and those who feel restless right where they are. It's for those who struggle with not belonging, with feeling unsettled, with believing that home is out of their reach, at least for the moment. And Almost There is for those who find themselves in a transient lifestyle they didn't expect--say, moving across the country for a new job or the military or an...

Publisher / Publication Date: NavPress 2017

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Chabouté

Summary: "On a tiny lighthouse island far from the rest of the world, a lonely hermit lives out his existence. Every week a supply boat leaves provisions, its occupants never meeting him, never asking the obvious questions: Who are you? Why do you hide? Why do you never leave? What is it like to be so alone? Years spent on a deserted rock--a lifetime, really--with imagination his sole companion has made...

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery 13 2017

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Hart, Will

Summary: Explores evidence for the theory of directed panspermia--that life on Earth and the landscape of Earth itself was engineered by extraterrestrials

Publisher / Publication Date: Bear & Company 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 001.9 HAR

Junker, Patricia/ Lewis, Audrey/ Adams, Henry (CON)/ Baumgartner, Karen (CON)/ Crosman, Christopher B. (CON)

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Summary: "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...

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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McGovern, Patrick E

Summary: In Ancient Brews, Patrick E. McGovern takes us on a fascinating journey through time, back to the beginning when our ancestors were likely already experimenting with high-sugar fruits, honey, roots and cereals, herbs and tree resins to concoct the perfect drink.

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2017

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Gidla, Sujatha

Summary: "The stunning true story of an untouchable family who become teachers, and one, a poet and revolutionary. Like one in six people in India, Sujatha Gidla was born an untouchable. While most untouchables are illiterate, her family was educated by Canadian missionaries in the 1930s, making it possible for Gidla to attend elite schools and move to America at the age of twenty-six. It was only then...

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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Nhat Hanh

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Summary: In troubled times, there is an urgency to understand ourselves and our world. We have so many questions, and they tug at us night and day, consciously and unconsciously. In this important volume Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh --- one of the most revered spiritual leaders in the world today --- reveals an art of living in mindfulness that helps us answer life's deepest questions and experience the...

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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Bean, Kendra

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Summary: A celebration of the life and achievements of the iconic Hollywood star offers authoritative discussions of such topics as the creation and maintenance of her glamorous image, her marriages, and her celebrity friendships.

Publisher / Publication Date: Running Press 2017

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Miller, Kimberly Rae

Summary: Blending social history and personal experiences, an exploration of how people try to control their bodies with food reveals the struggle everyone experiences with their own bodies.

Publisher / Publication Date: Little A 2017

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Mintz, Laurie B

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Summary: Discusses the sexual pleasure gap between men and women, and presents the updated information and practical skills necessary to change the cultural perspective on sex. Weve been thinking about sex all wrong. Mainstream media, movies, and porn have taught us that sex = penis + vagina, and everything else is just secondary. Standard penetration is how men most reliably achieve orgasm. The problem...

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2017

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Arnold, Laura

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Summary: The recipes in most books yield four to six servings, and cutting them down for one or two servings can be difficult; you may end up sacrificing flavor or convenience. These quick and easy meals for two are sure to make preparing dinner a whole lot easier. Arnold shows you how to get a home-cooked meal without eating the leftovers for the rest of the week!

Publisher / Publication Date: The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5 ARN

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 641.5 ARN

Eisinger, Jesse

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Summary: "Why were no bankers put in prison after the financial crisis of 2008? Why do CEOs seem to commit wrongdoing with impunity? The problem goes beyond banks deemed "Too Big to Fail" to almost every large corporation in America--to pharmaceutical companies and auto manufacturers and beyond. The Chickenshit Club--an inside reference to prosecutors too scared of failure and too daunted by legal...

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2017

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Augustine

Summary: One of the great works of Western literature, from perhaps the most important thinker of Christian antiquity, in a revolutionary new translation by one of today's leading classicists Sarah Ruden's fresh, dynamic translation of Confessions brings us closer to Augustine's intent than any previous version. It puts a glaring spotlight on the life of one individual to show how all lives have meaning...

Publisher / Publication Date: The Modern Library 2017

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Asma, Stephen T

Summary: Consider Miles Davis, horn held high, sculpting a powerful musical statement full of tonal patterns, inside jokes, and thrilling climactic phrases all on the fly. Or think of a comedy troupe riffing on a couple of cues from the audience until the whole room is erupting with laughter. Or maybe it's a team of software engineers brainstorming their way to the next Google, or the Einsteins of the...

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Chicago Press 2017

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Newberger, Stuart H.

Summary: Combining the international intrigue of John le Carré with the courtroom drama of John Grisham, this real-life legal thriller asks how we can bring leaders of sovereign nations to account for their crimes. On September 19, 1989, 170 people were killed when UTA Flight 772 was destroyed by a suitcase bomb planted by Libyan agents. Despite being one of the deadliest terror attacks in history,...

Publisher / Publication Date: Oneworld Publications 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 363 NEW

Hobsbawm, Julia

Summary: In 1946, the World Health Organization defined health as: "a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity." Until now, no one has defined this third dimension to health, or described strategies to deliver it. This ground-breaking book is the first to do so. Twenty-five years after the arrival of the Internet, we are drowning in...

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Business, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc 2017

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