New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

July 27, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Classic Penguin : cover to cover

July 26, 2016
New York, New York : Penguin Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
286 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
"From Drop Caps to Deluxes, Penguin Creative Director Paul Buckley presents a visual overview of the innovative covers that have put Penguin Classics at the forefront of the book design world. In Classic Penguin: Cover to Cover, Paul Buckley showcases more than ten years of stunning cover designs from Penguin Classics. This curated tour begins with the now-iconic redesign of the signature Penguin Classics black-spine series in 2003 and moves through award-winning series like the Penguin Classics Graphic Deluxe Editions, Penguin Drop Caps, and Penguin Horror. Exhibiting a mesmerizing array of front covers and full cover layouts, Paul Buckley illuminates the unique and inventive approaches to typography, image, and design that grace Penguin's covers of the best works in literature. Throughout the book, the artists and designers including Chris Ware, Ivan Brunetti, Jillian Tamaki, Jessica Hische, and Ruben Toledo who have collaborated with Penguin Classics offer commentary on the design process. For lovers of classic literature, book design, and all things Penguin, Classic Penguin has you covered"-- Provided by publisher.

Great doubt : practicing Zen in the world

July 26, 2016
Yuanlai, 1575-1630, author.
Somerville, MA : Wisdom, [2016]
xi, 108 pages ; 21 cm
Translation: Exhortations for Those Who Don't Arouse Doubt -- Exhortations for Those Who Rouse Doubt -- Commentary on Exhortations for Those Who Don't Arouse Doubt -- Commentary on Exhortations for Those Who Rouse Doubt.
The greater the doubt, the greater the awakening. In this brief but remarkably thorough book, Boshan puts into words what it means to truly doubt. Not just to be skeptical—but to push all the way to the very foundations. Anyone interested in Zen can learn a whole lot from this little book.

Lessons in classical painting : essential techniques from inside the atelier

July 26, 2016
Aristides, Juliette, author.
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill, [2016]
239 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
"With the same direct, easy-to-follow approach of Juliette Aristides's previous books, Lessons in Classical Painting presents aspiring artists with the fundamental skills and tools needed to master painting in the atelier style. With more than 15 years of experience in ateliers and as an art instructor, Aristides pairs personal examples and insights with theory, assignments and demonstrations for readers, discussions of technical issues, and inspirational quotes. After taking a bird's eye look at painting as a whole, Aristides breaks down painting into big picture topics like grisaille, temperature, color, and composition, demonstrating how these key subjects can be applied by all painters"-- Provided by publisher.

They left us everything : a memoir

July 26, 2016
Johnson, Plum, author.
©2014
279 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
"First edition published by Penguin Random House Canada, 2014"--Title page verso.
Never mind the dog -- Part I. Endings -- Mum's will -- Hornet's nest -- Point o' view -- Dancing till the end -- Good-bye, Mum -- Part II. Inheritance -- Other mothers -- Unpacking the past -- A fate worse than death -- Appraisals -- Buried treasure -- Part III. Dispersal -- Two weddings and a funeral -- Dividing what remains -- Earthquake -- Careful what you wish for -- Separation -- Hong Kong farewell -- One last look.
"A warm, heartfelt memoir of family, loss, and a house jam-packed with decades of goods and memories. After almost twenty years of caring for elderly parents--first for their senile father, and then for their cantankerous ninety-three-year old mother--author Plum Johnson and her three younger brothers have finally fallen to their middle-aged knees with conflicted feelings of grief and relief. Now they must empty and sell the beloved family home, twenty-three rooms bulging with history, antiques, and oxygen tanks. Plum thought: How tough will that be? I know how to buy garbage bags. But the task turns out to be much harder and more rewarding than she ever imagined. Items from childhood trigger difficult memories of her eccentric family growing up in the 1950s and '60s, but unearthing new facts about her parents helps her reconcile those relationships, with a more accepting perspective about who they were and what they valued. They Left Us Everything is a funny, touching memoir about the importance of preserving family history to make sense of the past, and nurturing family bonds to safeguard the future"-- Provided by publisher.

Math circles for elementary school students

July 26, 2016
Rozhkovskaya, Natasha.
Berkeley, California : MSRI Mathematical Sciences Research Institute ; Providence. Rhode Island : American Mathematical Society, [2014]
xvi, 166 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
"Originally published in Russian by Izdatelstvo Tamara Rozhkovskaya, under the title Matematicheskie Seminary dlia Mladsheklassnikov. Berkley--2009, c2011."
Machine generated contents note: Introduction: Berkeley 2009 -- Drawing links and knots -- At the lesson -- Mysterious pictures -- Secret code -- At the lesson -- Answers -- Two logic problems -- About fractals and the powers of numbers -- Sierpinski triangle -- Fractal snowflake -- At the lesson -- Answers -- Squares and squares of numbers -- Cubes and cubes of numbers -- Homonyms and definitions in mathematics -- Random Maze -- At the lesson -- Answers -- Pascal's triangle -- Divisibility criterion by 3 -- Problems with matchsticks -- Difficult situation -- At the lesson -- Answers -- Weekend -- About sausages -- Flower pots -- Magic triangle -- An experiment with a triangle (The sum of angles in a triangle is 180°) -- An experiment with a quadrilateral (The sum of angles in a convex quadrilateral is equal to 360°) -- At the lesson -- Answers -- The game "Points on a circle" -- Three puzzles -- At the lesson -- Answers -- Two short problems -- Mysterious pictures.

The free state of Jones : Mississippi's longest civil war

July 26, 2016
Bynum, Victoria E., author.
©2001
xxiv, 324 pages : illustrations, maps, charts, genealogical tables ; 24 cm.
"With a new afterword by the author."
Sacred Wars: Race and the Ongoing Battle over the Free State of Jones -- The Origins of Mississippi's Piney Woods People -- Jones County's Carolina Connection: Class and Race in Revolutionary America -- The Quest for Land: Yeoman Republicans on the Southwestern Frontier -- Piney Woods Patriarchs: Class Relations and the Growth of Slavery -- Antebellum Life on the Leaf River: Gender, Violence, and Religious Strife -- Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Struggle for Power -- The Inner Civil War: Birth of the Free State of Jones -- The Free State Turned Upside Down: Colonel Lowry's Confederate Raid on Jones County -- Reconstruction and Redemption: The Politics of Race, Class, and Manhood in Jones County -- Defiance and Domination: "White Negroes" in the Piney Woods New South -- Epilogue: The Free State of Jones Revisited: Davis Knight's Miscegenation Trial -- Afterword -- Selected Descendants of the Knight Family -- Selected Descendants of the Coleman Family -- Selected Descendants of the Welborn Family -- Selected Descendants of the Bynum Family -- Selected Descendants of the Collins Family -- Selected Descendants of the Sumrall Family -- Selected Descendants of the Welch Family -- Selected Descendants of the Valentine Family -- The "White Negro" Community, 1880-1920.
Between late 1863 and mid-1864, an armed band of Confederate deserters battled Confederate cavalry in the Piney Woods region of Jones County, Mississippi. Calling themselves the Knight Company after their captain, Newton Knight, and aided by women, slaves, and children who spied on the Confederacy and provided food and shelter, they set up headquarters in the swamps of the Leaf River. There, legend has it, they declared the Free State of Jones. The story of the Jones County rebellion is well known among Mississippians, and debate over whether the county actually seceded from the state during the war has smoldered for more than a century. Adding further controversy to the legend is the story of Newt Knight's interracial romance with his wartime accomplice, Rachel, a slave. Newt and Rachel's relationship resulted in the growth of a mixed-race community that endured long after the Civil War had ended. The ambiguous racial identity of their descendants confounded the rules of segregated Mississippi, as vividly evidenced by the 1948 miscegenation trial of great-grandson Davis Knight. In this book, Victoria Bynum pierces through the haze of romantic legend, Lost Cause rhetoric, popular memory, and gossip that has long shrouded the story of the Free State of Jones. Relying on exhaustive research in a wide range of sources, she traces the origins and legacy of the Jones County uprising from the American Revolution to the modern civil rights movement. In bridging the gap between the legendary and the real Free State of Jones, Bynum shows how the legend -- what was told, what was embellished, and what was left out -- reveals a great deal about the South's transition from slavery to segregation; the racial, gender, and class politics of the period; and the contingent nature of history and memory.

The Hiram code

July 26, 2016
Phillips, Ron M.
Lake Mary, Florida : Charisma House, [2015]
xiii, 236 pages ; 23 cm
Yes, there is hope for the last days -- Blow the trumpet in Zion -- Unlocking the signs of the last days -- Moving at the sound -- The Israeli connection for last days blessing -- The key of supporting Israel -- Jerusalem, Israel's capital -- The latter rain and Israel -- Know the end-times enemy -- Is there a future in Israel's hope? -- The ancient Hiram code for end-times prosperity -- The mystery of Phoenicia -- Unlocking the Hiram code -- The Hiram code activated today -- Isaac's secret for favor in times of famine -- Living with contradiction -- The Isaac effect -- Last days generosity -- Prospering in the last days -- The David factor for end-times victory -- Face your foes -- Apply the keys to victory -- Until then -- Fully prepared for the last days.

TWA 800 : the crash, the cover-up, and the conspiracy

July 26, 2016
Cashill, Jack, author.
Washington, DC : Regnery History, [2016]
261 pages : map ; 24 cm
"TWA Flight 800 crashed into the Atlantic shortly after takeoff from JFK airport on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 passengers on board. Although initial reports suggested a terrorist attack, FBI and NTSB investigators blamed a fuel tank explosion. But skeptics have long questioned the official story, and new evidence has surfaced that suggests a widespread conspiracy ... In TWA 800, historian Jack Cashill introduces new documents and testimonies that reveal the shocking true chain of events: from the disastrous crash to the high-level decision to create a cover story and the attempts to silence anyone who dared speak the truth"-- Provided by publisher.

Transgender history

July 26, 2016
Stryker, Susan, author.
Berkeley, CA : Seal Press, [2008]
ix, 190 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
An introduction to transgender terms and concepts -- A hundred years of transgender history -- Transgender liberation -- The difficult decades -- The current wave.
"Transgender History covers American transgender history from the mid-twentieth century to today. From the transsexual and transvestite communities in the years following "World War II to trans radicalism and social change in the '60s and '70s to the gender issues witnessed throughout the '90s and '00s, this introductory text will give you a foundation for understanding the developments, changes, strides, and setbacks of trans studies and the trans community in the United States."--Provided by publisher.

Encountering angels : true stories of how they touch our lives every day

July 26, 2016
MacNutt, Judith, author.
Bloomington, Minnesota : Chosen Books, [2016]
219 pages ; 22 cm

Heaven came to me : God revealed through compelling and convincing true stories

July 26, 2016
Sommer, Marlene, author.
©2016
xiv, 111 pages 21 cm
Jesus came from heaven -- The ascension into heaven -- The hug from heaven -- The Christmas card from heaven -- A poem from heaven -- Not ready for heaven -- Christ came from heaven -- The cell phone call from heaven -- A quiet passage to heaven.
"When Marlene Sommer was an innocent five-year-old, she suffered devastating abuse at the hands of a minister. As a consequence, her entire childhood was haunted by nightmares of this traumatic event. But God came to the rescue that fateful day by comforting her with His loving presence, the first of many astonishing physical contacts with God throughout her life. This remarkable collection of events will inspire readers with the many miraculous moments Marlene has experienced. Whether she was suffering through a personal loss or comforting a friend, truly improbable circumstances converging at just the right moments will convince you that God does interact with our lives through tangible signs from above. God revealed His presence and love in her most challenging times. These true and astounding life experiences will reaffirm your faith in God, who shows His presence in quiet and reticent manners or in gallant, glorious ways." --Amazon.com.

As the Romans do : la dolce vita in a cookbook : classic and reinvented recipes from Rome

July 26, 2016
Galasso, Eleonora, author.
London : Mitchell Beazley, 2016.
303 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Breakfast ritual al bar -- Merende -- Lunch on the run -- Family lunches -- Aperitivo -- Romantic dinners -- #FoodHappinessSuppers -- Festivities -- Cakes & Co. -- Provisions -- Midnight munchies.
"Rome is steeped in history and tradition, and this is reflected in the sheer vibrancy and variety of its food. In As the Romans Do, food writer, blogger, and Instagram star Eleonora Galasso will take you on a journey amongst the houses, the sanpietrini, the tiny side streets, the palazzos, the traditions, the community, and the hidden gems of this never-ending, always eternal city. From quick and earthy breakfasts and vivacious al fresco meals to brilliant off-the-cuff dinner parties and romantic suppers, you will find a recipe to suit every occasion,"--page [4] of cover.

Curing Medicare : a doctor's view on how our health care system is failing older Americans and how we can fix it

July 26, 2016
Lazris, Andrew, author.
Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2016.
xiii, 244 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction : my boss -- Defining quality : the quest for numerical perfection -- Defining thorough : finding and fixing everything -- Excessive specialization, expectation, and litigation -- Hospitalization : the pinnacle of thorough -- Long term care : the unwitting geriatric ICU -- Quality and value : moving toward a cure -- Afterword : redefining thorough.

F is for France : a curious cabinet of French wonders

July 26, 2016
Eatwell, Piu Marie, author.
©2016
216 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"Exploring a culture filled with arcane laws, historical incidents, and bizarre paradoxes, Piu Eatwell's follow up to her award-winning and critically acclaimed myth-buster They Eat Horses, Don't They is a delightful exploration of France's quirky, literary, and culinary heritage. From absinthe and catacombs to former French soccer player Zinedine Zidane, Eatwell leaves no stone unturned, taking readers off the beaten path to explore the kind of information that gets missed in guidebooks and 'official' information sources. Who could imagine, for example, that there is a village in France where UFOs are banned from landing? Or that there is a verifiable population of wild kangaroos in the forests surrounding Paris? These, and many other off-beat delights, are just some of the curiosities awaiting readers in this journey through byways and hidden treasures of this endlessly fascinating and paradoxical country. Full of the richness and variety of France beyond the platitudes, including recipes and charming illustrations, F is for France is an ideal gift book and a must-read for Francophiles and anyone with an interest in French travel and culture"-- Provided by publisher.

Herbs & nutrients for neurologic disorders : treatment strategies for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, multiple sclerosis, migraine, and seizures

July 26, 2016
Kurn, Sidney, 1943- author.
Rochester, Vermont : Healing Arts Press, 2016.
xi, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Revision of: Integrated medicine for neurologic disorders / Sidney Kurn, Sheryl Shook. c2008.
How to use this book : a guide for patients, families, and practitioners -- What these six disorders have in common : contributing factors and treatments -- The importance of sleep -- Multiple sclerosis -- Parkinson's Disease -- Alzheimer's Disease -- Atherosclerosis and stroke -- Migraine headaches -- Seizure disorders -- Scientific discovery and the integration of herbs and nutrients in future treatments of neurologic disorders -- New supplement : Pyrroloquinoline quinone.
"A guide to herbal and holistic medicine for brain health and neurologic disorders Provides detailed herbal, antioxidant, and nutritional strategies for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures [bullet] Supported by scientific studies and years of successful clinical practice Discusses potential side effects, counter-indications, and the proper dosages to reduce symptoms, slow disease progression, and lessen the chances of recurrence Numerous medical journals have published studies supporting the use of herbs and nutrients in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. Yet in practice most neurologists rarely include them as part of their protocols. In this practical guide, Sidney Kurn, M.D., and Sheryl Shook, Ph. D., explain how to safely and easily incorporate herbs, antioxidants, and nutritional supplements into the standard conventional treatments for 6 common neurologic disorders: Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, stroke, migraine, and seizures. For each condition, the authors provide detailed strategies supported by scientific evidence and years of successful clinical practice. They examine the biochemical role of each recommended herb, nutrient, or antioxidant and discuss potential side effects, counter-indications, and proper dosages to reduce symptoms, slow disease progression, and--in the case of stroke, migraine, and seizures--lessen the chances of recurrence. The authors explore the nutrient deficiencies and physiological mechanisms, including inflammation, heavy metal toxicity, and mitochondrial dysfunction, that can cause oxidative injuries and initiate neurologic disorders. They reveal which common substances, such as aspartame and glutamate, can trigger these mechanisms at the cellular level and recommend specific herbs and antioxidants, such as turmeric, cannabinoids, resveratrol, and N-acetyl cysteine, to counteract their effects. They discuss the importance of sleep to overall well-being, especially for those suffering from neurologic disorders, and offer tips to help ensure a good night's sleep. Integrating neuroscience, biochemistry, herbalism, and decades of clinical experience, the authors lay the scientific foundation for a holistic, naturopathic approach to neurologic disorders and a way to enhance the quality of life for those suffering from these conditions"-- Provided by publisher.

Into the lion's mouth : the true story of Dusko Popov : World War II spy, patriot, and the real-life inspiration for James Bond

July 26, 2016
Loftis, Larry, author.
New York : Berkley Caliber, 2016.
xiii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Forging the anvil -- Exiting feet first -- Spying for Hitler, killing for Churchill -- Magic -- The bee hive -- Too many devices -- Passion and addiction -- Death in the afternoon -- "He's not dead" -- Taranto and the target -- Casino Estoril -- Pearl Harbor warning -- Cover-up -- I'll kill her -- Butterflies and carnage -- Blown -- Incomplete canvas -- The art of the silent kill -- "Turn around slowly" -- Ticking -- Five lives -- Shots rang out -- Truth serum -- AUF -- D-Day -- Naked and shaved -- Ulla -- Partisan politics -- Johnny.
"A biography of Dusko Popov, who, as "an operative for the Abwehr, SD, MI5, MI6, and FBI during World War II ... seduced countless women--including agents on both sides--spoke five languages, and was a crack shot, all while maintaining his cover as a Yugoslav diplomat"--Amazon.com.

The long game : how Obama defied Washington and redefined America's role in the world

July 26, 2016
Chollet, Derek H., author.
New York : PublicAffairs, [2016]
xxi, 262 pages ; 25 cm
The red line -- The foreign policy breakdown -- Rebalance, reset, resurge -- A cascade of crises -- The tide of war -- The bear roars back -- Playing four quarters.
"Describes how President Obama has changed and improved the course of American foreign policy through the way he approached difficult global challenges including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, turbulence in Syria and the rise of ISIS,"--NoveList.

College essay essentials : a step-by-step guide to writing a successful college admission essay

July 26, 2016
Sawyer, Ethan.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, Inc., [2016]
xvii, 237 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.

Drawing perspective : how to see it, how to apply it

July 26, 2016
Brehm, Matthew T., 1966- author.
©2016
144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
"A Quarto book"--Title page verso.
1-point perspective -- 2-point perspective -- 3-point perspective -- Multi-point perspective -- Curvilinear perspective -- Workbook.

Revelation : a search for faith in a violent religious world

July 26, 2016
Covington, Dennis, author.
©2016
viii, 212 pages ; 24 cm
Easter in Juárez -- Seven days in May -- In love with things that vanish -- The years the locust ate -- What I didn't tell the woman from Kyrgyzstan -- All we have is God -- The disappeared -- The headless Girl -- The call -- Ascension Day -- The absence of fear -- The feast of the sacrifice -- Carrie Lawson -- New Year's Eve -- The most beautiful girl in the world -- Heading East -- Going West -- Layla and the wolf.
"In war zones witnessing widespread conflict, what makes life at all worth living? When chaos becomes a way of life in places where religion and violence intersect, what do people hold on to? If religious belief is, as Christopher Hitchens argues, the cause of wars and genocide, then is faith the cure? Dennis Covington pursued answers to these questions for years, traveling deep into places like Syria, Mexico, and the American South. Looking not for rigid doctrines, creeds, or beliefs--which, he says, can be contradictory, even dangerous--he sought something bigger and more fundamental: faith. It's faith in goodness, kindness, and the humanity of the smallest moments that makes the most difficult times bearable.

The beginner's photography guide : [the ultimate step-by-step manual for getting the most from your digital camera

July 26, 2016
Gatcum, Chris, author.
New York : DK Publishing, 2016.
192 pages : color photographs ; 24 cm
Subtitle from cover.
Includes index.
Equipment -- Exposure -- Focusing -- Lenses -- Available light -- Flash -- Image enhancement.
Presents step-by-step digital SLR camera basics, while introducing and demonstrating a wide variety of techniques.

The Games : a global history of the Olympics

July 25, 2016
Goldblatt, David, 1965- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"First published in the U.K. by Macmillan Publishers International Limited"--Title-page verso.
This grandiose and salutary task : the reinvention of the Olympic Games -- All the fun of the fair : The Olympics at the end of the Belle Époque -- Not the only game in town : the Olympics and its challengers in the 1920s -- It's showtime! : the Olympics as spectacle -- Small was beautiful : the lost worlds of the post-War Olympics -- The image is still there : spectacle versus anti-spectacle at the Games -- Things fall apart : bankruptcy, boycotts, and the end of amateurism -- Boom! : the globalization of the Olympics after the Cold War -- Going south : the Olympics in the new world order.
A renowned sportswriter describes the reinvention and modern history of the Olympic Games, from its rebirth in 1896 Athens to the present, highlighting all the classic moments of highest achievement, including Jesse Owens, Nadia Comaneci, the Miracle on Ice and Usain Bolt. --Publisher's description.

A complete practical guide to caged & aviary birds : how to keep pet birds, with expert advice on buying, housing, feeding, handling, breeding and exhibiting

July 25, 2016
Alderton, David, 1956- author.
©2015.
256 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
This is an essential reference manual for bird-keepers of all levels - from the novice looking to keep a single pet bird indoors to the seasoned breeder wishing to extend an existing aviary collection. A close look at more than 250 examples provides a fascinating insight into the coloration, characteristics, weaknesses and breeding habits of each of the major groups: waxbills, weavers, wydahs, canaries and related finches, quails and pheasants, softbills, Australian parakeets, cockatiels, cockatoos, lories and lorikeets, parrots, doves and pigeons. The book provides all the bird husbandry information needed for bird-keepers everywhere.

The secrets of your handwriting

July 25, 2016
Conway, Allan.
2015
224 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Includes index (pages 223-224).

A very vintage Christmas : holiday collecting, decorating, and celebrating

July 25, 2016
Richter, Bob, 1970- author.
©2016
xiii, 209 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Christmas decorating history -- Finding vintage Christmas -- Ornaments -- Lights -- Outdoor décor -- Putting it all together -- No tree? No problem -- Give a vintage gift -- Cards, wrapping, tags, and other ephemera -- Entertaining the vintage way -- Storing and preserving your vintage holiday finds -- A list of the top US flea markets at which to find vintage Christmas items.

Frozen paleo : dairy-free ice cream, pops, pies, granitas, sorbets, and more

July 25, 2016
Braun, Pamela, author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
xvii, 158 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

Modern potluck : beautiful food to share

July 25, 2016
Donnelly, Kristin, author.
©2016
240 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
A cook's notes -- Rules of the potluck -- Snacks, dips, and drinks -- Main course salads and other room temperature main dishes -- Slow-cooked and served hot -- The 9x13-inch pan -- Supporting role salads and sides -- Baked and savory -- Sweets -- Condiments and other things in jars.
"Modern Potluck is a cookbook and guide for today's potluckers that delivers Instagram-worthy dishes packed with exciting, bold flavors. These 100 make-ahead recipes are perfect for a crowd and navigate carnivore, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian, and vegan preferences gracefully. With beautiful color photographs and lots of practical information such as how to pack foods to travel, Modern Potluck is the ultimate book for gathering friends and family around an abundant, delicious meal,"--Amazon.com.

The quick & easy home DIY manual

July 25, 2016
Weber, Matt, author.
©2015
321 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"321 tips"--Cover.

How to bring up a baby : a handbook for mothers

July 25, 2016
Scovil, Elisabeth Robinson, 1849-1934.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Procter & Gamble Co., c1906.
40 p. : col. ill. ; 19 cm

Colorwork knitting : 25 spectacular sweaters, hats, and accessories

July 25, 2016
White, Sarah E.
Mechanicsburg, PA : Stackpole Books, 2015.
iv, 110 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"25 Spectacular sweaters, hats and accessories" --
Knitting with color -- Knitting with self-striping yarns -- Making your own stripes -- Slip-stitch knitting -- All about stranded knitting -- Intarsia knitting -- Techniques.

Kosher lust : love is not the answer

July 25, 2016
Boteach, Shmuel.
Jerusalem ; New Jersey : Gefen Publishing House Ltd., [2014]
xvi, 227 pages ; 20 cm
Love won't keep us together -- The sexually extinguished wife -- What men are looking for -- What is this thing called lust? -- The unappreciated treasure : why we shun lust -- Cleaving: love and lust in the hebrew bible -- Vive la différence : magnetizing marriage -- The paradox of trust -- Flesh of my flesh : a return to eden.

Gluten free : easy & delicious recipes for every meal.

July 25, 2016
New York : Hearst Books, [2015]
127 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Good food guaranteed."
Breakfasts & brunches -- Hearty sandwiches & salads -- Soups & stews -- Stovetop suppers -- Grilled favorites -- Bakes & casseroles -- Sweet & fruity finales.

Knits from the heart of Norway : 30 sweaters, hats, socks, and mittens inspired by the Telemark region

July 25, 2016
Haugland, Irene, author.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2015.
128 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Talented knitwear designer Irene Haugland blends her love for the natural beauty, people, and cultural heritage of Telemark with her contemporary sense for color and pattern in these 30 inspiring works of art. Perfect for the ski slopes, a chilly country afternoon, or a busy city sidewalk, these designs include sweaters, cardigans, socks, hats, and mittens for men, women, and children, with step-by-step instructions, gorgeous color photographs, and the occasional finishing touch of traditional Norwegian embroidery."-- Amazon.com.

Metal clay animal jewellery : 20 striking projects in silver, copper and bronze

July 25, 2016
Colman, Natalia, author.
Tunbridge Wells, Kent : Search Press, 2016.
176 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Create 20 animal-themed pieces of jewellery from silver, copper and bronze clay. The book contains a mix of rings, pendants, earrings and bracelets and is divided into five animal-themed sections: 'Perfect Pets', 'In the Jungle', 'Feathered Friends', 'Beneath the Ocean Waves'' and 'Other Beautiful Creatures'. It features stunning designs incorporating household favorites such as cats, dogs and rabbits, as well as featuring fashion-forward pieces such as a swallow ring, a bull pendant and a swan brooch.

Modern printmaking : a guide to traditional and digital techniques

July 25, 2016
Covey, Sylvie.
Berkeley : Watson-Guptill, [2016]
x, 309 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Relief printmaking. Relief printmaking background and basics ; Woodblock printing ; Linoleum block printing -- Intaglio printmaking. Intaglio printmaking background and basics ; Non-acid intaglio techniques ; Acid intaglio techniques ; Collography ; Photo-etching and photgravure ; Printing intaglio -- Lithography and serigraphy. Lithography ; Serigraphy -- Chine-Collé, mixed media, and new printmaking techniques. Chine-Collé ; Mixed media ; Digital transfers ; Post-digital graphics.
"A fully illustrated instructional printmaking book presenting step-by-step examples alongside representative works from thirty top contemporary printmaking artists. Printmaking is flourishing in the digital age, appealing to both "traditional" artists as well as those interested in graphic design and digital technique. This all-in-one guide to printmaking technique is a complete technical and inspirational book on the history and contemporary processes for relief, intaglio, lithography, serigraphy, mixed media/transfers, and post digital graphics, with extended profiles of a wide range of contemporary printmakers. Featuring instruction, interviews, example images, and philosophy, this beautiful book provides a truly modern look at printmaking today, in all its forms"-- Provided by publisher.

The photographer's iPad

July 25, 2016
Gallaugher, Frank, 1985- author.
London : ilex, 2015.
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Getting started. Setting up a new iPad ; Upgrading your iPad ; What you can do with your iPad ; What you can't do with your iPad ; Creating an iPad workflow -- Importing photos. The Camera app ; Importing from a card ; Importing wirelessly ; iCloud ; AirDrop ; Dropbox -- Organizing photos. The Photos app ; Photosmith ; Syncing with Lightroom -- Editing photos. Editing in the Photos app ; Snapseed ; PiRAWnh -- Lightroom Mobile. Lightroom workflow ; Collections ; Presets ; Making adjustments ; Custom presets -- Working in iMovie. Getting started ; The editing workspace ; The timeline ; Sharing from iMovie -- In the studio. Shuttersnitch ; WiFi tethering ; TriggerTrap ; Duet ; Useful studio apps -- Sharing photos. The Share function ; Creating online galleries ; Portfolio with Foliobook.
With its amazing screen and apps ranging from free photo filters to professional programs like Lightroom, it just begs to be used by photographers at all levels, and it's become a fixture in their workflow and kit bags alike. This guide walks you through the essential apps and shows not only how they will benefit your photographs, but also make your work more visible and widely shared.

Quilt giving : 19 simple quilt patterns to make and give

July 25, 2016
Fisher, Deborah, 1970- author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Fons & Porter, [2016]
143 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Joyful giving, stitch by stitch -- Tools and techniques -- Practical matters in design -- Simple gifts -- Special gifts -- Group gifts -- Templates -- Resources -- Index.
Presents 19 quilts that make perfect presents for yourself or someone else.

Raised-bed gardening : how to grow more in less space

July 25, 2016
Akeroyd, Simon, author.
Newtown, CT : Taunton Press, [2016]
191 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

Sensational soutache jewelry making : braided jewelry techniques for 15 statement pieces

July 25, 2016
Papp, Csilla, author.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Interweave, [2016]
128 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"T5933"--Back cover.
"In Sensational Soutache Jewelry Making, you'll learn the basic techniques of soutache embroidery, and then get creative with 15 easy-to-follow projects for bracelets, earrings, brooches, rings and necklaces. Get inspired by author Csilla Papp's ideas, then use your imagination to put your own twists on projects like the simple but stunning Zima Earrings and Baroque Bracelet, or a challenging statement piece like the India Choker. Color and stone choice combine with elaborate braids to make these pieces distinctly yours."--provided from Amazon.com.

Take a ball of string : 16 beautiful projects for your home

July 25, 2016
Schlee, Jemima, author.
©2015
127 pages : colour illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The kitchen -- The office -- The porch -- The bathroom.
Everyone has at least one long-forgotten ball of string lurking at the back of a drawer. Take a Ball of String shows us how to transform this everyday mundane item into an array of exciting makes. The pleasingly tactile nature of string makes it perfect for creating some crafty treasures. From rustic garden twine to soft cotton braid, these eye-catching projects will inspire you to get knitting, crocheting, coiling and knotting. The 16 projects fall into four main sections: Kitchen, Bathroom, Porch and Study. All the basic techniques and know-how are explained, with clear step-by-step instructions and pictures.

Taste of home. Simple, easy, fast slow cooker

July 25, 2016
©2016
256 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"390 simmering specialties that always beat the clock!"--Cover.
Effortless Appetizers & Beverages -- Simple Soups -- Speedy Side Dishes & More -- Easy Entrees -- Swift Sweets -- BONUS: No-Fuss Salads & Sides -- BONUS: Quick Breads -- Indexes.
"Just when you thought slow-cooked recipes couldn't get any easier, Taste of Home brings you Easy, Simple, Fast Slow Cooker that cuts the prep work from slow-cooked recipes so family cooks can load up their slow cookers in as little as 15 minutes, then set it and forget it as dinner simmers on it's own during the day,"--Amazon.com.

Traumatic brain injury handbook : how a near-death fall led me to discover a new consciousness

July 25, 2016
Healy, Joseph B., author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]
v, 185 pages ; 24 cm
"Oh, you're awake" -- Traumatic brain injury -- The way back -- The love of caregivers -- Neuroplasticity -- Athletics and other risks -- Brain injury survivor stories -- What are we doing to ourselves? -- The emotional brain -- Deeper into recovery -- Current brain exploration and potential pathways to recovery.
"Traumatic Brain Injury Handbook is the ultimate brain injury recovery handbook. Inside, acclaimed writer Joe Healy comprehensively discusses what leads to brain injuries and how to heal from them and manage them during the process. Recovery techniques are lifestyle modifications: nutritional, physical, occupational, and attitude ones. This is an important title for all family and friends of sufferers of brain injuries, doctors, and caretakers. With Healy's guidance, support networks will learn how to lead sufferers on their journey back to "normalcy," working and socializing as the person did before the traumatic event. This unique book is distinctive in its scope, covering the science of the brain, its easy-to-follow nature, its accuracy, and its encouraging you-can-recover, don't just learn to cope and give up attitude. Family, friends of the injured person no longer need to feel alone, discouraged, or overwhelmed. This is a much-needed, hands-on, and extremely valuable volume."-- Provided by publisher.

1,411 quite interesting facts to knock you sideways

July 25, 2016
Lloyd, John, 1951- compiler.
©2015
x, 386 pages ; 19 cm
Includes index.
A collection of wide-ranging nuggets of trivia, such as: Did you know that orchids can get jet lag? Frank Sinatra took a shower 12 times a day. Traffic lights existed before cars did. And much more.

Called to pray : astounding stories of answered prayer

July 25, 2016
Shepherd, Linda E., 1957-
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Revell, [2015]
205 pages ; 22 cm
"Most of us have felt it: that unexplained prompting in our hearts to stop and pray for a friend, a loved one, or even a stranger. Sometimes we dismiss the feeling as a stray thought about friends, families, or situations. Sometimes we are even awakened from a deep sleep with an even deeper need to go to God in prayer. Where do those urges come from? Are they truly from God? And do those prayers have any effect on the one we're praying for? In Called to Pray, Linda Evans Shepherd shares dozens of inspiring true stories of people who have felt God's call to pray--and the astonishing results of those impromptu prayers. For those who wonder if prayer has any effect or doubt that God communicates with us personally, this heart-stirring book will amaze, inspire, and equip them to respond to those holy promptings."--Publisher description.

Chicken soup for the soul : dreams and premonitions : 101 amazing stories of miracles, divine intervention, and insight

July 25, 2016
©2015
ix, 383 pages ; 22 cm
We all have the ability to tap into our intuition, but often find it hard to do. Dreams and premonitions are often the way our intuition or our faith in the beyond manifest. You will be awed and amazed by these true stories from everyday people who have experienced the extraordinary. The 101 stories in this book will enlighten and encourage you to listen to your dreams and your own inner voice. --Publisher.

Daily peace : 365 days of renewal : photos and wisdom to nourish your spirit.

July 25, 2016
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, [2015]
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 18 cm
Includes index.

Welcome to Frost Heaves

July 25, 2016
Sheldon, Ken, author.
©2015
xi, 158 pages ; 22 cm
"Fred [Marple] (also known as humorist Ken Sheldon)"--Page [4] of cover.
"...a collection of humorous stories from 'the most under-appreciated town in New Hampshire" as told by Fred Marple, the town's unofficial spokesman"--Page [4] of cover.

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