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Guinness world records 2023

"3... 2... 1... We have lift off on another fully revised and updated Guinness World Records annual. The 2023 edition takes readers on a journey that's out of this world, revealing the latest and greatest record-breaking achievements here on Planet Earth and across the vast distances of space."--Amazon.com.

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Discipline is destiny :the power of self-control Holiday, Ryan

"In his New York Times bestselling book Courage is Calling, author Ryan Holiday made the Stoic case for a bold and brave life. In this much-anticipated second book of his Stoic Virtue series, Holiday celebrates the awesome power of self-discipline and those who have seized it. To master anything, one must first master themselves-one's emotions, one's thoughts, one's actions. Eisenhower famously said that freedom is really the opportunity to practice self-discipline. Cicero called the virtue of temperance the polish of life. Without boundaries and restraint, we risk not only failing to meet our full potential and jeopardizing what we have achieved, but we ensure misery and shame. In a world of temptation and excess, this ancient idea is more urgent than ever. In Discipline is Destiny, Holiday draws on the stories of historical figures we can emulate as pillars of self-discipline, including Lou Gehrig, Queen Elizabeth II, boxer Floyd Patterson, Marcus Aurelius and writer Toni Morrison, as well as the cautionary tales of Napoleon, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Babe Ruth. Through these engaging examples, Holiday teaches readers the power of self-discipline and balance, and cautions against the perils of extravagance and hedonism. At the heart of Stoicism are four simple virtues: courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom. Everything else, the Stoics believed, flows from them. Discipline is Destiny will guide readers down the path to self-mastery, upon which all the other virtues depend. Discipline is predictive. You cannot succeed without it. And if you lose it, you cannot help but bring yourself failure and unhappiness"--

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Navigating faith and science Vukov, Joseph

In this short, accessible guide, Vukov advances three models for Christians to utilize when navigating the relationship between science and faith: conflict, independence, and dialogue. He argues that dialogue is the ideal model to follow most of the time--but not necessarily all the time. Through a philosophical approach grounded in compelling real-world examples, Vukov shows how no single model can be universally adequate, and how Christians must proceed with discernment according to the nature of the matter at hand. --Provided by publisher.

Cover Image: Marijuana in America :cultural, political, and medical controversies

Marijuana in America :cultural, political, and medical controversies

"This A-Z encyclopedia provides a broad and evenhanded overview of America's complex relationship with marijuana, examining political, recreational, cultural, medical, and economic aspects of marijuana use both historically and in the present day"-- "Marijuana in America is an accessible and comprehensive exploration of the many changes in medical, legal, and cultural issues surrounding cannabis in the United States. This multidisciplinary volume features contributions from several different fields to explain all facets of marijuana, from its chemical composition to the historical, legal, and social setting in which marijuana use occurs and its depiction in popular culture. A mix of coverage provides readers with a full and accurate understanding of the spectrum of issues and controversies swirling around marijuana today, including: the changing legal landscape pertaining to the sale, possession, and use of marijuana, both at the state and federal levels; the factual basis for arguments for and against so-called "medical marijuana"; claims that marijuana is a gateway drug to harder drugs; changing cultural attitudes about marijuana and "potheads"; economic arguments for and against marijuana legalization; and the impact of marijuana on families, communities, the economy, and the criminal justice system"--

Cover Image: You are not alone :The NAMI Guide to navigating mental health ; with advice from experts and wisdom from real people and families

You are not alone :The NAMI Guide to navigating mental health ; with advice from experts and wisdom from real people and families Duckworth, Ken

"Written with authority and compassion, this is the essential resource for individuals and families seeking expert guidance on diagnosis, treatment, and recovery, featuring inspiring, true stories from real people in their own words. Millions of people in the United States are affected by mental illness every year, and the Covid-19 pandemic only further exposed the shortcomings of the American mental health system. Too many are confused, afraid, and overwhelmed, with many asking themselves the same questions: What does it mean when different doctors give me different diagnoses? What if my insurance won't cover my treatment? Will I ever feel better? Families and friends are often left in the dark about how best to help their loved ones, from dealing with financial and logistical issues, to handling the emotional challenges of loving someone who is suffering. You Are Not Alone is here to offer help. Written by Dr. Ken Duckworth with the wisdom of a psychiatrist and the vulnerability of a peer, this comprehensive guide centers the poignant lived experiences of over 125 individuals from across the country whose first-person stories illustrate the diversity of mental health journeys. This book also provides. Practical guidance on dealing with a vast array of mental health conditions and navigating care. Research-based evidence on what treatments and approaches work. Insight and advice from renowned clinical experts and practitioners. This singular resource -- the first book from the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and with all sales proceeds going back to the NAMI community -- is a powerful reminder that help is here, and you are never alone."--Amazon.com

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The love prescription :seven days to more intimacy, connection, and joy Gottman, John Mordechai

"The authors' decades of research have revealed that a great relationship is founded on the small stuff. The Love Prescription distills the data they have gathered over the past fifty years on more than three thousand couples (everything from their body language to the way they converse to their heart rates and stress hormone levels) into a seven-day action plan to transform your relationship"--

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Looking for the hidden folkhow iceland's elves can help save the earth Brown, Nancy Marie

In exploring how Icelanders interact with nature—and their idea that elves live among us—Nancy Marie Brown shows us how altering our perceptions of the environment can be a crucial first step toward saving it. Icelanders believe in elves. Why does that make you laugh?, asks Nancy Marie Brown, in this wonderfully quirky exploration of our interaction with nature. Looking for answers in history, science, religion, and art—from ancient times to today—Brown finds that each discipline defines what is real and unreal, natural and supernatural, demonstrated and theoretical, alive and inert. Each has its own way of perceiving and valuing the world around us. And each discipline defines what an Icelander might call an elf. Illuminated by her own encounters with Iceland’s Otherworld—in ancient lava fields, on a holy mountain, beside a glacier or an erupting volcano, crossing the cold desert at the island’s heart on horseback—Looking for the Hidden Folk offers an intimate conversation about how we look at and find value in nature. It reveals how the words we use and the stories we tell shape the world we see. It argues that our beliefs about the Earth will preserve—or destroy it. Scientists name our time the Anthropocene: the Human Age. Climate change will lead to the mass extinction of numerous animal species unless we humans change our course. Iceland suggests a different way of thinking about the Earth, one that offers hope. Icelanders believe in elves— and you should, too.

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Walleye :a beautiful fish of the dark Radomski, Paul

"Few know the walleye as well as Paul J. Radomski does-a fisheries biologist, lake ecology scientist, and old fisherman. In Walleye: A Beautiful Fish of the Dark he unspools the mysteries of this fascinating fish. From the simple pleasures of fishing for walleye to the most pressing questions about how this species survives, this book is the best word on this beautiful fish of the dark"--

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Killing the legends :the lethal danger of celebrity O'Reilly, Bill

"The King is dead. The Walrus is shot. The Greatest is no more. Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Muhammad Ali. These three icons changed not only the worlds of music, film, and sports, but the world itself. Their faces were known everywhere, in every nation, across every culture. And their stories became larger than life-until their lives spun out of control at the hands of those they most trusted. In Killing the Legends, Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard explore the lives, legacies, and tragic deaths of three of the most famous people of the 20th century. Each experienced immense success, then failures that forced them to change; each faced the challenge of growing old in fields that privilege youth; and finally, each became isolated, cocooned by wealth but vulnerable to the demands of those in their innermost circles. Dramatic, insightful, and immensely entertaining, Killing the Legends is the twelfth book in O'Reilly and Dugard's Killing series: the most popular series of narrative history books in the world, with more than 18 million copies in print"--

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Fen, bog & swamp :a short history of peatland destruction and its role in the climate crisis Proulx, Annie

From Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Proulx - whose novels are infused with her knowledge and deep concern for the earth - comes an urgent and riveting history of wetlands, their ecological role and how the loss of them threatens the planet. Fens, bogs, swamps and marine estuaries are the earth's most desirable and dependable resources, and in four illuminating parts Proulx documents the emergence of their systemic destruction in the pursuit of profit and the consequent release of their stored carbon. Wide-ranging and idiosyncratic, Proulx's explanation of wetlands takes readers to the fens of sixteenth-century England, Canada's Hudson Bay Lowlands, Russia's Great Vasyugan Mire and America's Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge and introduces the nineteenth-century explorers who launched the ravaging of the Amazon rainforest. Proulx was born in the 1930s, a time, as she says, when 'in the ever-continuing name of progress, Western countries busily raped their own and other countries of minerals, timber, fish and wildlife.' Fen, Bog & Swamp is both a revelatory history and an urgent plea for wetland reclamation from a writer whose passionate devotion to observing and preserving the environment is on glorious display.

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The Holocaust :the essential reference guide Bartrop, Paul R

"This reference work is an essential guide to one of the most horrific events in world history--the killing of 6 million Jews by Hitler's Nazi regime duringWorldWar II"-- "This volume showcases a detailed look at the multifaceted attempts by Germany's Nazi regime, together with its collaborators, to annihilate the Jews of Europe during the Holocaust. Several introductory essays, along with a rich chronology, reference entries, primary documents, images, and a bibliography provide crucial information that readers will need in order to try to understand the Holocaust while undertaking research on that horrible event. This text looks not only at the history of the Holocaust, but also at examples of resistance (through armed violence, attempts at rescue, or the very act of survival itself); literary and cultural expressions that have attempted to deal with the Holocaust; the social and psychological implications of the Holocaust for today; and how historians and other have attempted to do justice to the memory of those killed and seek insight into why the Holocaust happened in the first place"--

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The creative gardener Frost, Adam

"Adam shows how small plantings, design flourishes, hands-on creative projects, and simple hard landscaping projects can help transform your garden. Taking an artisan's approach to his own garden, Adam emphasizes how you too can find inspiration and turn it into a garden feature, how to personalize your ideas--using what you already have--and upcycling. There's something to suit everyone's taste, space, and budget"--

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Hunker :brief essays on human connection Perry, Michael

"Another in a series (including From the Top, Roughneck Grace, Million Billion, and Peaceful Persistence) of collected brief essays by New York Times bestselling author and humorist Michael Perry. "Although these pieces were written during times of unrest and pandemic, they drew on human connection," says Perry. "Week after week, slowly at first, and then regularly, I received messages, emails, comments, and sometimes even a handwritten note from readers who weren't looking to me for advice or a 'take' on the latest news blast or controversy or tragedy or variant. Instead they said they were grateful for a brief break from it all. Something to go with their morning coffee. Something to read before bed. Something heartfelt, something goofy. Something that was anything but that other thing. Something to lighten the hunker."--Amazon.com.

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The home-scale forest garden :how to plan, plant, and tend a resilient edible landscape Baker, Dani

"Learn how to create an edible forest garden-perfect for gardeners and growers at any scale! Includes over 100 cold-hardy berry bushes, fruit and nut trees, perennial vegetables, herbs, edible flowers, mushrooms, and more. When market gardener Dani Baker attended a permaculture workshop at her local Cooperative Extension office in upstate New York, she was inspired by its message of working with nature to create a thriving edible garden ecosystem. She immediately launched a new experiment she dubbed the "Enchanted Edible Forest." In The Home-Scale Forest Garden, Baker shares what she learned as she became a forest gardener, providing a practical, in-depth guide to creating a beautiful, bountiful edible landscape at any scale-from a few dozen square feet to an acre or more. Baker provides information on planning, planting, and maintaining a resilient forest garden ecosystem, including: Using permaculture principles Observing and mapping your space Building planting beds, including hügelkultur mounds Coping with saturated soil Matching perennial edible plants to the right growing conditions Grouping plants in diverse layers that attract and shelter beneficial insects and birds Creating microclimates to increase the range of plants you can grow Pruning, propagating, managing pests, and more Expending less energy for greater reward The Home-Scale Forest Garden is complete with descriptions of over 100 food-bearing and multifunctional plants for every layer of a forest garden: overstory and understory trees, shrubs, herbaceous plants, groundcovers, vines, and mushrooms, too. The book includes over 200 photographs taken over 10 years of forest development, along with illustrations of a garden layout and special plant groupings for a range of conditions, including hot, dry sites and shady, moist sites. Throughout, Baker candidly shares both her mistakes and her successes to help readers better understand the dynamics of a forest garden as it grows and changes over time. From her Asian Pear Adventure and Tamarack Travesty to her discoveries of unique ways to rescue and transplant tree seedlings, readers will appreciate the practical advice as she recounts lessons learned from her grand edible gardening experiment. This is the perfect guide for gardeners of all experience levels who want to work with nature's model and expand the range of food crops they grow as they embark on their own forest garden adventure"--

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The big fix :seven practical steps to save our planet Harvey, Hal

"An engaging, accessible citizen's guide to the seven urgent changes that will really make a difference for our climate-and how we can hold our governments accountable for putting these plans into action. Dozens of kids in Montgomery County, Maryland, agitated until their school board committed to electric school buses. Mothers in Colorado turned up in front of an obscure state panel to fight for clean air. If you think the only thing you can do to combat climate change is to install a smart thermostat or cook plant-based burgers, you're thinking too small. That's where The Big Fix comes in, offering everyday citizens a guide to the seven essential changes our communities must enact to bring our greenhouse gas emissions down to zero-and sharing stories of people who are making those changes reality. Energy policy advisor Hal Harvey and longtime New York Times reporter Justin Gillis hone in on the seven areas where ambitious but eminently practical changes will have the greatest effect: electricity production, transportation, buildings, industry, urbanization, use of land, and investment in promising new green technologies. In a lively, jargon-free style, the pair illuminate how our political economy really works, revealing who decides everything from what kind of power plants to build to how efficient cars must be before they're allowed on the road to how much insulation a new house requires-and how we can insert ourselves into all these decisions to ensure that the most climate-conscious choices are being made. At once pragmatic and inspiring, The Big Fix is an indispensable action plan for citizens looking to drive our country's greenhouse gas emissions down to zero-and save our climate"--

Cover Image: Becoming kin :an indigenous call to unforgetting the past and reimagining our future

Becoming kin :an indigenous call to unforgetting the past and reimagining our future Krawec, Patty

"Weaving her own story with the story of her ancestors and with the broader themes of creation, replacement, and disappearance, Krawec helps readers see settler colonialism through the eyes of an Indigenous writer. Settler colonialism tried to force us into one particular way of living, but the old ways of kinship can help us imagine a different future. Krawec asks, What would it look like to remember that we are all related? How might we become better relatives to the land, to one another, and to Indigenous movements for solidarity? Braiding together historical, scientific, and cultural analysis, Indigenous ways of knowing, and the vivid threads of communal memory, Krawec crafts a stunning, forceful call to 'unforget' our history"--Book jacket flap.

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Welding for beginners :learn everything you need to know to weld, cut, and shape metal Christena, Stephen Blake

"Welding for Beginners, adapted from Stephen Blake Christena's Learn to Weld, has culled the absolute basics that are required to build a successful welding hobby and illustrated them in these pages. Both practical and inspiring, this book teaches you the basic equipment you will need, setting up your work area, techniques for beginners with project ideas for practicing your skills, dos and don'ts, and welding safety. If you are inexperienced and want to start out strong-whether working in a home workshop, school workshop, blacksmith shop, or auto shop-this is the perfect reference. The projects illustrate the basic foundation techniques that every welder needs to know, while also helping you tackle problems and fix mistakes as well as shortcuts and level ups. Photographs and illustrations teach welding and clear, concise, easy-to-read text takes all the confusion out of the learning the processes"--

Cover Image: Taste of Home fall baking :275+ breads, pies, cookies & more!

Taste of Home fall baking :275+ breads, pies, cookies & more!

"Inside you'll find more than 275+ impressive cakes, snackable cookies, holiday pies, impressive tarts and all the buttery breads you adore most. You'll also rely on dozens of how-to photos and step-by-step instructions as well as baking hints and tips from our Test Kitchen pros. Additional QR codes link you to handy how-to videos and collections of free recipes. A special Bonus Chapter offers savory potpies, bubbling casseroles and other oven-fresh entrees sure to warm the chilliest fall evening. Autumn is the perfect time of year to bake up a sensational new favorite. Let this keepsake cookbook show you how"--Amazon.

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The rough guide to Europe on a budget

"Discover Europe on a budget with this comprehensive and entertaining travel guide, packed with practical information and honest recommendations by our independent experts. Whether you plan to watch a thrilling flamenco spectacle in Spain, celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Ireland and get your history fix in fascinating Berlin, The Rough Guide to Europe on a Budget will help you discover the best places to explore, eat, drink, shop and sleep along the way."

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The Mediterranean dish :120+ bold and healthy recipes you'll make on repeat Karadsheh, Suzy

"The highly anticipated debut cookbook from Suzy Karadsheh, founder of the blog The Mediterranean Dish, with more than 120 recipes for bright and flavorful Mediterranean diet-inspired meals. What began as one of the first online Mediterranean food blogs in 2014 has now blossomed into the long-awaited cookbook from Suzy Karadsheh who now has the most visited Mediterranean food blog. The Mediterranean Dish brings cross-culturally inspired dishes from throughout the Mediterranean into American home kitchens. Suzy's approach is practical and weeknight easy--a mom of two teenage daughters, Suzy is well versed in having to make dinner on the fly. Born in Egypt, Suzy lived in Michigan and Des Moines with her Palestinian husband before moving to Atlanta. Suzy's recipes reflect the rich and complex history of the Mediterranean and the Middle East from Tunisia to Greece and Jordan to southern Spain. Her winning combination of approachable instructions, friendly voice, reliable recipes, and simple assemblies create a package that is sure to thrill her hungry followership"--

Cover Image: We are Proud Boys :how a right-wing street gang ushered in a new era of American extremism

We are Proud Boys :how a right-wing street gang ushered in a new era of American extremism Campbell, Andy

"After the 2016 election, Americans witnessed a frightening trend: the sudden rise of a host of new extremist groups around the country. Empowered by a new president, they started showing up at political rallies, building fervent online presences, and expanding at an alarming rate. Amid all this, one group seemed to show up in the news constantly, creating a reputation for its bizarre behavior and regular violence: the Proud Boys. From acclaimed extremism reporter Andy Campbell, WE ARE PROUD BOYS is the definitive history of this notorious group and all the far-right movements they're connected to. Through groundbreaking new reporting, Campbell delivers the untold story of a gang of bumbling, punch-happy bigots who, under the leadership of a coke-addled media executive in New York, grew to become the centerpiece of American extremism and positioned themselves as the unofficial enforcement arm of the GOP. Beginning with their founding by Gavin McInnes, the media personality best known for co-founding Vice, Campbell takes us deep inside the Proud Boys, laying bare their origins and their rise to prominence, along the way exposing the group's noxious culture and strange rituals. Their bizarre, frightening story lays bare the playbook they have created for all extremist groups to follow going forward, giving Americans the necessary insight to push back against these groups. The story of the Proud Boys is far more than a relic of the Trump era. In Campbell's hands, it is an urgent warning about extremism encroaching into mainstream politics. It is also a window into the dark corners of the internet, where radical and violent factions incubate, and where misogyny and racism thrive. It's an exploration of the web of extremism that includes QAnon conspiracy theory, white nationalists, gun-toting militias, neo-Nazis, incels, and online reactionaries, with the Proud Boys sitting directly in the center. It's an exclusive look at the fascist underbelly of American government today, where top-level Republican politicians count racist street thugs as their personal bodyguards. The Proud Boys were an inevitable symptom of an authoritarian regime, and though their wild story may be unique to this political moment, it won't be the last of its kind"--

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They knew :how a culture of conspiracy keeps America complacent Kendzior, Sarah

"The truth may hurt-but the lies will kill us. In They Knew, New York Times best-selling author Sarah Kendzior explores the United States' "culture of conspiracy," putting forth a timely and unflinching argument: uncritical faith in broken institutions is as dangerous as false narratives peddled by propagandists. Conspiracy theories are on the rise because officials refuse to enforce accountability for real conspiracies. They Knew discusses conspiracy culture in a rapidly declining United States struggling with corruption, climate change, and other crises. As the actions of the powerful remain shrouded in mystery - like the Jeffrey Epstein operation - it is unsurprising that people turn to conspiracy theories to fill the informational void. They Knew exposes the tactics these powerful actors use to placate an inquisitive public. In Kendzior's signature whip smart prose and eviscerating arguments, They Knew unearths decades of buried American history, providing an essential and critical look at how to rebuild our democracy by confronting the political lies and crimes that have shaped us"--

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Alaska Sainsbury, Brendan

Lonely Planet's Alaska is our most comprehensive guide that extensively covers all that Alaska has to offer, with recommendations for both popular and lesser-known experiences. Hike the history-laden Chilkoot Trail, spot icebergs and wildlife in Glacier Bay and marvel at the majesty of the Northern Lights; all with your trusted travel companion.

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Meme wars :the untold story of the online battles upending democracy in America Donovan, Joan

"Meme Wars is the first major account of how "Stop the Steal" went from online to real life, from the wires to the weeds. Leading media expert Joan Donovan, PhD, veteran tech journalist Emily Dreyfuss, and cultural ethnographer Brian Friedberg pull back the curtain on the digital war rooms in which a vast collection of antiestablishmentarians bond over hatred of liberal government and media. Together as a motley reactionary army, they use memes and social media to seek out new recruits, spread ideologies, and remake America according to their desires. A political thriller with the substance of a rigorous history, Meme Wars is the astonishing story of how extremists are yanking our culture and politics to the right"--

Cover Image: Five floors up :the heroic family story of four generations in the FDNY

Five floors up :the heroic family story of four generations in the FDNY McDonald, Brian

"Seen through the eyes of four generations of a firefighter family, Five Floors Up is on one level the story of the modern New York City Fire Department. From the days just after the horse-drawn firetruck, to the devastation of the 1970s when the Bronx was burning, to the unspeakable tragedy of 9/11, to the culture-busting department of today, a Feehan has worn the shoulder patch of the FDNY. The tale especially shines the spotlight on the career of William M. Feehan. "Chief" Feehan is the only person to have held every rank in the FDNY including being New York City's 28th Fire Commissioner. He died in the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center. But Five Floors Up is at root an intimate look at a firefighter clan, the selflessness and bravery of not only those who face the flames, but the family members who stand by their sides. Alternately humorous and harrowing, rich with anecdotes and meticulously researched and reported, Five Floors Up takes us inside a world few of us truly understand, and documents an era that is quickly passing us by"--

Cover Image: Black skinhead :reflections on Blackness and our political future

Black skinhead :reflections on Blackness and our political future Collins-Dexter, Brandi

"For fans of Bad Feminist and The Sum of Us, Black Skinhead sparks a radical conversation about Black America and political identity. In Black Skinhead, Brandi Collins-Dexter, former Senior Campaign Manager for Color Of Change, explores the fragile alliance between Black voters and the Democratic party. Through sharp, timely essays that span the political, cultural, and personal, Collins-Dexter reveals decades of simmering disaffection in Black America, told as much through voter statistics as it is through music, film, sports, and the baffling mind of Kanye West. While Black Skinhead is an outward look at Black votership and electoral politics, it is also a funny, deeply personal, and introspective look at the fragility of Black culture and identity, ultimately revealing a Black America that has become deeply disillusioned with the failed promises of its country. We had been told that everything was fine, that America was working for everyone and that the American Dream was attainable for all. But for those who had been paying attention, there had been warning signs that the Obamas' version of the American Dream wasn't working for everyone. That it hadn't been working for many white Americans was immediately and loudly discussed, but the truth-and what I set out to write this book about-was that it hadn't been working for many Black Americans either. For many, Obama's vision had been more illusion than reality all along. When someone tells you everything is fine, but around you, you see evidence that it's not, where will the quest to find answers lead you? As I went on the journey of writing this book, I found a very different tale about Black politics and Black America, one that countered white America's long-held assumption that Black voters will always vote Democrat-and even that the Democratic party is the best bet for Black Americans. My ultimate question was this: how are Black people being led away-not towards-each other, and what do we lose when we lose each other? What do we lose when, to quote Kanye West, we feel lost in the world"--

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By hands now known :Jim Crow's legal executioners Burnham, Margaret

"A paradigm-shifting investigation of Jim Crow-era violence, the legal apparatus that sustained it, and its enduring legacy, from a renowned legal scholar. If the law cannot protect a person from a lynching, then isn't lynching the law? In By Hands Now Known, Margaret A. Burnham, director of Northeastern University's Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, challenges our understanding of the Jim Crow era by exploring the relationship between formal law and background legal norms in a series of harrowing cases from 1920 to 1960. From rendition, the legal process by which states make claims to other states for the return of their citizens, to battles over state and federal jurisdiction and the outsize role of local sheriffs in enforcing racial hierarchy, Burnham maps the criminal legal system in the mid-twentieth-century South, and traces the unremitting line from slavery to the legal structures of this period and through to today. Drawing on an extensive database, collected over more than a decade and exceeding 1,000 cases of racial violence, she reveals the true legal system of Jim Crow, and captures the memories of those whose stories have not yet been heard"--

Cover Image: Girls on the brink :helping our daughters thrive in an era of increased anxiety, depression, and social media

Girls on the brink :helping our daughters thrive in an era of increased anxiety, depression, and social media Nakazawa, Donna Jackson

"Anyone on the front lines of caring for girls today-parents, school nurses, guidance counselors-knows that girls are more anxious and more prone to depression and self-harming than ever before. New science confirms this a biologically-rooted phenomenon, set in motion by the earlier onset of puberty, the evolutionary predisposition of the female brain to react to perceived threats, and the many new social pressures (like social media and entrenched societal sexism) girls are subjected to. Indeed, as award-winning writer Donna Jackson Nakazawa deftly explains in Girls on the Edge, during the critical neurodevelopmental window of adolescence, these factors may be altering the female stress-immune response in ways that derail thriving. But our new understanding of modern girlhood yields very good news, too. We know now that a girl's innate sensitivity to her environment can, with the right conditions, become her superpower. And from recent studies and trial interventions, we now know the key components of preventing mental health concerns in girls as well as helping those who are already struggling. Drawing on insights from both the latest science and girls themselves, Jackson Nakazawa guides parents through fifteen "antidote" strategies to help her thrive in the face of stress, including ways parents can create a safe harbor at home, how they can engage the power of a mentor to help their daughter feel she matters, and how to help her find a sense of "something bigger" to focus her attention in positive ways. Neuroprotective and healing, the strategies in Girls on the Edge amount to a new playbook for how we-parents, families, and the human tribe-can secure a healthy emotional inner life for all of our girls"--

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The complete guide to memory :the science of strengthening your mind Restak, Richard

"In the busy, information-filled world in which we live, it's often easy to forget things and hard to keep track of how details get stored in our brain. The Complete Guide to Memory serves to provide a one-stop resource that covers the essentials on memory. World-renowned memory expert, Dr. Richard Restak, addresses the following topics in detail: how memories form; the different kinds of memory; changes in brain structure; the mind-body connection; the relationship between memory and emotiional regulation"--Book jacket flap.

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Getting along :how to work with anyone (even difficult people) Gallo, Amy

"When we're dealing with difficult people, our creativity, productivity, and engagement suffer. Conflict and stress compromise our ability to think clearly and make sound decisions. We get caught up in our heads, lie awake at night worrying, withdraw from work, or react in ways we later regret-rolling our eyes in a meeting, snapping at colleagues, or staying silent when we should speak up. Our negative relationships are contagious, infecting our teams and organizations as well. Too often we grin and bear it as if we have no choice. Or throw up our hands because one-size-fits-all solutions haven't worked. But you can only endure so much thoughtless, irrational, or malicious behavior-there's your sanity to consider, and your career. In Getting Along: How to Work with Anyone (Even Difficult People), workplace expert and Harvard Business Review podcast host Amy Gallo identifies eight familiar types of difficult coworkers-the insecure boss, the passive-aggressive peer, the know-it-all, the biased coworker, and others-and provides strategies tailored to dealing constructively with each one. Facing a special case who defies categorization? She shares principles that will help you turn things around no matter who you're at odds with. Taking the high road isn't easy, but Gallo offers the compassion, encouragement, and tools you need to prevail-on your terms. She answers questions, such as: How much do work relationships matter?; Why can't I stop thinking about that nasty email?!; What's behind my problem colleague's behavior? ; How can I fix things if they won't cooperate?; I've tried everything-what now? Full of relatable, cringe-worthy examples, the latest behavioral science research, and practical advice you can use right now, Getting Along is an indispensable guide to navigating your toughest relationships at work-and building interpersonal resilience in the process"--

Cover Image: Make.Volume 80,How to win the war on repair :fight for your right to fix your stuff!

Make.Volume 80,How to win the war on repair :fight for your right to fix your stuff!

No, you're not crazy: For years, it's been getting harder and harder to repair your stuff. From implementing proprietary components and specialized fasteners to withholding schematics and mandating repairs go through "authorized" outlets, modern companies do their best to make it difficult to fix the products you already own. This, by design, gives you no choice but to buy new things whenever your old things break. But it's still your stuff, and you should have the right to fix it.

Cover Image: Tucked-away treasures :14 patchwork patterns for little quilts

Tucked-away treasures :14 patchwork patterns for little quilts Barnes, Paula

"Delightfully small quilts with big style! Designers Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison of Red Crinoline Quilts love incorporating small quilts throughout their homes. And because they do, they also understand the importance of adjusting the scale of little quilts and adding interesting details that pack a visual pop into each one! The 14 patchwork quilts in this book are perfect accents: tuck them into cozy vignettes, use one to top and inviting table, or spruce up a room by hanging a pair on a wall. Whether you favor the ricch reproduction and border prints used by the authors, or you prefer a lighter, brighter look for your decor, the classic lines and timeless look of these patterns are the perfect match for any home." --p.4 of cover.

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Magnificent rebels :the first Romantics and the invention of the self Wulf, Andrea

"From the best-selling author of The Invention of Nature comes an exhilarating story about a remarkable group of young rebels-poets, novelists, philosophers-who, through their epic quarrels, passionate love stories, heartbreaking grief, and radical ideas launched Romanticism onto the world stage, inspiring some of the greatest thinkers of the time. When did we begin to be as self-centered as we are today? At what point did we expect to have the right to determine our own lives? When did we first ask the question, How can I be free? It all began in a quiet university town in Germany in the 1790s, when a group of playwrights, poets, and writers put the self at center stage in their thinking, their writing, and their lives. This brilliant circle included the famous poets Goethe, Schiller, and Novalis; the visionary philosophers Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel; the contentious Schlegel brothers; and, in a wonderful cameo, Alexander von Humboldt. And at the heart of this group was the formidable Caroline Schlegel, who sparked their dazzling conversations about the self, nature, identity, and freedom. The French revolutionaries may have changed the political landscape of Europe, but the young Romantics incited a revolution of the mind that transformed our world forever. We are still empowered by their daring leap into the self, and by their radical notions of the creative potential of the individual, the highest aspirations of art and science, the unity of nature, and the true meaning of freedom. We also still walk the same tightrope between meaningful self-fulfillment and destructive narcissism, between the rights of the individual and our responsibilities toward our community and future generations. At the heart of this inspiring book is the extremely modern tension between the dangers of selfishness and the thrilling possibilities of free will"--

Cover Image: Evolutions in bread :artisan pan breads and dutch-oven loaves at home

Evolutions in bread :artisan pan breads and dutch-oven loaves at home Forkish, Ken

Approachable to the home baker, while still being chock-full of expert knowledge and all-new recipes, Evolutions in Bread covers same-day loaves, overnight cold-proof doughs, and classic levains. Forkish shares the secrets he has learned for making sourdough starter that's more flour efficient while also exploring classic breads and enriched doughs, such as Japanese Milk Bread and Brioche.

Cover Image: The invention of tomorrow :a natural history of foresight

The invention of tomorrow :a natural history of foresight Suddendorf, Thomas

"Apes can do a lot of things that we can, too: they can use tools, tell bigger from smaller, and even say hello. But one thing they can't do is say "see you tomorrow." That's not just because they don't speak English, but because they are unable to imagine reencountering another ape in the future. Humans, of course, can. As Thomas Suddendorf, Jon Redshaw, and Adam Bulley reveal, that represents a truly earth-shattering capacity. In The Invention of Tomorrow, the three cognitive scientists argue that humanity's unique capacity for foresight is the key to our global dominance. Our minds work like time machines, they explain, allowing us to relive past events in order to predict possible futures. Drawing on cutting-edge research from the last decade - including much of the authors' own work - Suddendorf, Redshaw, and Bulley break down the science of foresight, showing us how this fundamental tool evolved and what makes it unique among animal minds. Foresight powers what are essentially private mental time machines that power our species' capacity for innovation, communication, and moral responsibility. Ultimately, the authors offer us a new vision of human progress, one that foregrounds our capacity to think ahead. Even though we sometimes get it wrong, they argue, human beings are better able to handle future dangers than any creature that has ever existed. The Invention of Tomorrow is a paradigm-shifting exploration of one of humanity's greatest powers, showing how an apparently banal trait has been the key to human ingenuity and culture"--

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The big bang of numbers :how to build the universe using only math Suri, Manil

"An engaging and imaginative tour through the fundamental mathematical concepts-from arithmetic to infinity-that form the building blocks of our universe. Our universe has multiple origin stories, from religious creation myths to the Big Bang of scientists. But if we leave those behind and start from nothing-no matter, no cosmos, not even empty space-could we create a universe using only math? Irreverent, richly illustrated, and boundlessly creative, The Big Bang of Numbers invites us to try. In this new mathematical origin story, mathematician and novelist Manil Suri creates a natural progression of ideas needed to design our world, starting with numbers and continuing through geometry, algebra, and beyond. He reveals the secret lives of real and imaginary numbers, teaches them to play abstract games with real-world applications, discovers unexpected patterns that connect humble lifeforms to enormous galaxies, and explores mathematical underpinnings for randomness and beauty. With evocative examples ranging from multidimensional crochet to the Mona Lisa's asymmetrical smile, as well as ingenious storytelling that helps illuminate complex concepts like infinity and relativity, The Big Bang of Numbers charts a playful, inventive course to existence. Mathematics, Suri shows, might best be understood not as something we invent to explain Nature, but as the source of all creation, whose directives Nature tries to obey as best she can. Offering both striking new perspectives for math aficionados and an accessible introduction for anyone daunted by calculation, The Big Bang of Numbers proves that we can all fall in love with math"--

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Too much of life :the complete crônicas Lispector, Clarice

"The crônica, a literary genre peculiar to Brazilian newspapers, allows writers (or even soccer stars) to address a wide readership on any theme they like. Chatty, mystical, intimate, flirtatious, and revelatory, Clarice Lispector's pieces for the Saturday edition of Rio's leading paper, the Jornal do Brasil, from 1967 to 1973, take the forms of memories, essays, aphorisms, and serialized stories. Endlessly delightful, her insights make one sit up and think, whether about children or social ills or pets or society women or the business of writing or love. This new, large, and beautifully translated volume, Too Much of Life: The Complete Crônicas presents a new aspect of the great writer-at once off the cuff and spot on"--

Cover Image: More more more :making Maximalism work in your home and life

More more more :making Maximalism work in your home and life Llewelyn-Bowen, Laurence

"You really do have such excellent taste in selecting More More More from your bookshop. Allow me to help you to break free of the chains of twentieth-century modernist orthodoxy. I promise a bright, densely curated future for your rooms where personal treasures, heirlooms, family photos, hell even that raffia donkey from Acapulco airport can all live free and loved under a maximalist sun!"--Cover page 4

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Adrift :America in 100 charts Galloway, Scott

"We are only just beginning to reckon with our post-pandemic future. As political extremism intensifies, the great resignation affects businesses everywhere, and supply chain issues crush bottom lines, we're faced with daunting questions - is our democracy under threat? How will Big Tech change our lives? What does job security look like for me? America is on the brink of massive change - change that will disrupt the workings of our economy and drastically impact the financial backbone of our nation: the middle class. In Adrift, Galloway looks to the past - from 1945 to present day - to explain just how America arrived at this precipice. Telling the story of our nation through 100 charts, Galloway demonstrates how crises such as Jim Crow, World War II, and the Stock Market Crash of 2008, as well as the escalating power of technology, an entrenched white patriarchy, and the socio-economic effects of the pandemic, created today's perfect storm. Adrift attempts to make sense of it all, and offers Galloway's unique take on where we're headed and who we'll become, touching on topics as wide-ranging as online dating to minimum wage to the American dream. Just as in 1945 and 1980, America is once again a nation at a crossroads. This time, what will it take for our nation to keep up with the fast and violent changes to our new world?" --