New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

July 23, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The official Catholic directory.

July 22, 2014
New York : P. J. Kenedy & Sons,
v. : ill., tables ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 2007 is published with Companion indexes on CD ROM.

Official ... National Football League record & fact book.

July 22, 2014
New York : National Football League
v. 29 cm.
Imprint varies: 1999-2003 published by Workman Publishing Co. ; 2004-<2013> by Time Inc. Home Entertainment.

Standard catalog of world coins. 1901-2000.

July 22, 2014
Iola, Wis. : Krause Publications,
v. ; 28 cm.
Each volume covers the period beginning in 1901 ; 1980-2006 covers 1901-present ; 2007- <2015> covers 1901-2000.

Peterson's scholarships, grants & prizes.

July 22, 2014
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. ; 28 cm.
Vol. for 1997 includes 1 CD-ROM called: Peterson's award search ; vols. for 2000 includes 1 CD-ROM called: Peterson's interactive college resources ; Vols. for 2001-2003 include 1 computer disc titled Scholarships, grants and prizes.
"The complete guide to college funding available from private sources."

Peterson's 4 year colleges.

July 22, 2014
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2005 and 2008 include 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.) called Peterson's interactive college resources.

Carroll's federal directory.

July 22, 2014
Washington, DC : Carroll Publishing,
v. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <1999-2014> Bethesda, MD : Carroll Publishing.
"Executive, legislative, judicial."

Fodor's ... Australia.

July 22, 2014
New York : Fodor's Travel Publications,
v. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.

Food and beverage market place.

July 22, 2014
Lakeville, CT : Grey House Publishing,
v. ; 28 cm.
"Companies, & divisions, brand names, key executives, mail order catalogs, associations & publications, trade shows & industry Web sites"--Cover.

Southwest USA & Las Vegas.

July 22, 2014
London ; New York : Dorling Kindersley,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.


July 22, 2014
London ; New York, N.Y. : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 22 cm.

New England.

July 22, 2014
London ; New York : DK Publishing,
v. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm.

100 : (monologues)

July 22, 2014
Bogosian, Eric.
New York : Theatre Communications Group, [2014].
xix, 321 pages ; 22 cm
From "Men Inside" (1981): Freakshow ; Superman! ; Nice Shoes ; Party! ; Held Down ; Rodeo ; Christmas Tree ; Looking Out for Number 1 -- From "Voices of America" (1982): New Action Army ; Sale, Sale, Sale! ; Li'l Doggie Dog Food ; Real Italian ; Fat Fighter -- From "Men in Dark Times" (1982): The Leader -- From "Advocate" (1982): The Throat ; Alone Together -- From "Funhouse" (1983): In the Dark ; Insurance ; Inside ; The Specialist ; Starving Children ; Calamari ; Honey, I'm Home! ; The Pacer ; Shining Star -- From "Drinking in America" (1986): Journal ; American Dreamer ; Ceramic Tile ; Commercial ; Melting Pot ; Our Gang ; No Problems ; Godhead ; The Law ; Fried-Egg Deal -- From "Talk Radio" (1987): It's Not How Much You Make, It's How Much You Take Home ; Denise ; I'm Here. I'm Here Every Night -- From "Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll" (1991): Grace of God ; Benefit ; Dirt ; The Stud ; Stag ; Bottleman ; Candy ; Rock Law ; X-Blow ; Live ; Dog Chameleon ; Artist -- From "Notes from Underground" (1993): April 14 ; May 18 -- From "Pounding Nails in the Floor With My Forehead" (1994): America ; Molecules ; Intro ; Inner Baby ; The Glass ; Red ; The Fan ; Rash ; The Recovering Male ; Medicine ; The Messenger ; Blow Me -- From "31 Ejaculations" (1996): Number 19 -- From "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" (2001): The Promise ; Intro ; Voice in the Wilderness ; Faith ; Arabs ; The Offer ; The Airport ; Gold Card ; Upgrade ; Harmonious ; Breakthrough ; The Audition ; The Ladder ; In the Air ; Captain ; The Crash ; The Meeting ; Sheep ; The Highway -- From "This Is Now!" (2005): This Is Now ; Smoking ; Cheese -- Orphans (1980-2000): Confession ; The Quiet Man ; Beat Poem ; Food ; Little Dog ; Art ; The Dream ; Reach Out ; No Crime ; Victim ; Gated ; Wood ; Poem -- Building Character : My Method for Creating the Solos / an essay by the author.
""This new collection by one of America's premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists includes one hundred monologues from his acclaimed plays and solo shows including: Drinking in America; Men Inside; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and more. Also included are additional pieces from the Pulitzer Prize finalist Talk Radio and Notes from Underground."-- Provided by publisher.

What they didn't teach you in American history class

July 22, 2014
Henry, Mike, 1952- author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
x, 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
In the beginning : the early arrivals and the young colonies -- Freedom : what a revolutionary idea! -- Welcome to the new nation -- The war of 1812...and 1813...and 1814...and 1815 -- 1815-1865 : growing pains -- There's nothing civil about war -- Abraham Lincoln : days of dreams and nightmares -- Before there was law and order, there was the wild West! -- The inventors : lots of new stuff -- 1900-1916 : don't get stuck in the bath tub! -- World War I : from Pancho to Paris -- Between the wars, 1918-1941 : other than the Great Depression, the Dust Bowl, and Hitler...things were pretty good -- World War II : that German guy sure has a funny mustache! -- 1945-1949 : the forties are finished and Dewey lost again -- The fifties : in the event of a nuclear attack, get under a table! -- It's the sixties : far out, man -- The seventies : there were crooks in the White House and everyone had disco fever! -- The eighties : the president looks just like this guy that I saw the other night in an old movie! -- The nineties : denials, trials and the .com market! -- The 21st century : terrorism and Twitter -- Never follow a legend -- Epilogue: The last word.

Black faces, white spaces : reimagining the relationship of African Americans to the great outdoors

July 22, 2014
Finney, Carolyn.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014].
xviii, 173 pages ; 24 cm
"Why are African Americans so underrepresented when it comes to interest in nature, outdoor recreation, and environmentalism? In this thought-provoking study, Carolyn Finney looks beyond the discourse of the environmental justice movement to examine how the natural environment has been understood, commodified, and represented by both white and black Americans. Bridging the fields of environmental history, cultural studies, critical race studies, and geography, Finney argues that the legacies of slavery, Jim Crow, and racial violence have shaped cultural understandings of the "great outdoors" and determined who should and can have access to natural spaces. Drawing on a variety of sources from film, literature, and popular culture, and analyzing different historical moments, including the establishment of the Wilderness Act in 1964 and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Finney reveals the perceived and real ways in which nature and the environment are racialized in America. Looking toward the future, she also highlights the work of African Americans who are opening doors to greater participation in environmental and conservation concerns. "-- Provided by publisher.

Prepare to defend yourself : how to navigate the healthcare system and escape with your life

July 22, 2014
Minson, Matthew, 1961- author.
College Station : Texas A&M University Press, [2014].
221 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The language of medicine: sit, stay, diagnose! -- Medical professionals: you can't tell the players without a program -- Ambulances: you wanna go where everybody knows your number -- Hospitals: what you really need to know before you gotta go -- The admission: you are going in! you are going in! -- About drugs: the dosage makes it either a poison or a remedy -- Medical mistakes: to err is human, but you still need a lawyer -- The business of medicine: the best things in life are free, but I still need your copay -- The future: how foggy is my crystal ball?

Dog butts and love. And stuff like that. And cats

July 22, 2014
Benton, Jim, author, artist.
New York : Nantier Beall Minoustchine, [2014]
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
A collection of wry observation of the absurdities of life to acerbic comment, to poetic musings, from cats and dogs to humans, from one size to another, one style to another.

LGBT youth issues today : a reference handbook

July 22, 2014
Newton, David E.
Santa Barbara : ABC-CLIO, [2014].
xvii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources for further research -- Chronology.
"LGBT youth are more likely to be harassed, homeless, or suicidal than their peers. The increasing numbers of LGBT teenagers who choose to live their lives as "out" youth face unique issues within their schools, families, and communities. This book provides information that will help LGBT youth overcome their challenges and give non-LGBT youth a better understanding of sexual identities different from their own. While all youth are likely to face traumatic or stressful situations in their transition to adulthood, lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) youth face significant and specific challenges in their lives--a result of living in a society that has yet to accept or be comfortable with the idea of same-sex or other "non-heterosexual" attraction, especially among young people. LGBT Youth Issues Today: A Reference Handbook presents historical background on the topic, provides an up-to-date examination of the issues of concern to LGBT youth, and offers in-depth information and resources for further research. In addition to providing frank, accessible information about the problems, controversies, and solutions facing today's LGBT teenagers, the work contains a chapter of essays from informed individuals regarding same-sex relationships among youth, voicing the experiences and opinions of activists, social workers, psychologists, educators, parents of LGBT youth, and LGBT youth themselves. Also included is a chapter profiling about 20 individuals and organizations that have been involved in discussions about gay and lesbian youth, such as Tony Perkins, Kevin Jennings, Robert Parlin, the GLBT National Help Center, It Gets Better, Gay Lesbian Straight Educational Network (GLSEN), Family Pride Coalition, Out Scouts, Family Research Council, and the National Organization for Marriage (NOM)." -- Publisher's description.

Rev-o-loom-tion : a modern kids' guide to rocking rubber bands

July 22, 2014
Hum, Liz, author.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Become a designer with this colorful guide that gives step-by-step instructions to creating anything you can dream up on a loom. Featuring easy-to-follow, full-color photography, Rev-o-LOOM-tion includes designs for complete beginners all the way to those who know their way around a loom. This how-to book also offers tips on organizing supplies and recommendations on fun add-ons like beads and charms. It's a must-have for anyone who wants to showcase his or her originality through rubber band jewelry.

Pitiful criminals

July 22, 2014
Bottoms, Greg.
Berkeley, CA : Counterpoint Press, [2014].
203 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.

Wild ocean : sharks, whales, rays, and other endangered sea creatures

July 22, 2014
Golden, CO : Fulcrum Publishing, [2014].
150 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Tortuga, the island that swims / story and art by Jay Hosler -- The Galapagos / story and illustrations by Matt Dembicki, colors by Jason E. Axtell -- The rime of the modern mariner / story and art by Andy K. -- The shape of the future / story by Michael Cowgill, art by Tom Williams -- Hawaiian blues / story and art by Dove McHargue, lettering by David Allan Duncan -- Seeking shelter from the storm / story and art by Tammy Stellanova -- Butanding / story and art by Pierce Hargan -- Poseidon's steed / story and art by Steve Loya, lettering by Matt Dembicki -- Raw power / story and art by JF Frankel -- Atolls of the maldives / story by Kevin Panetta, art by Paulina Ganucheau -- The lady of the sea / story and art by Pat N. Lewis -- The legend of T. Gigas! / story and art by Brooke A. Allen, lettering by Kevin Panetta.
"The world's oceans represent the last wild frontier on Earth. While our understanding of life in the ocean is relatively basic, our actions are putting hundreds of species in danger. In this graphic anthology, Matt Dembicki, editor and an artist of the award- winning Trickster and District Comics, explores the adventures of twelve iconic endangered sea animals: hawksbill turtle, Bluefin tuna, hammerhead shark, giant clam, manatee, blue whale, coral, albatross, whale shark, monk seal, manta ray, and seahorse. Produced in cooperation with the non-profit PangeaSeed, these gripping stories instill a passion to conserve our magnificent sea creatures. 8x8, 156 pages, color throughout, trade paper. PangeaSeed's mission is to contribute to the protection of sharks and the preservation of our oceans by taking responsible action, increasing public awareness, and providing education that encourages environmental activism and sustainable consumption choices"-- Provided by publisher.

Adventures in Raspberry Pi

July 22, 2014
Philbin, Carrie Anne.
Chichester, West Sussex : Wiley, c2014.
xi, 244 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
"9 awesome projects written especially for young people!" -- cover.

Slices of life : a food writer cooks through many a conundrum

July 22, 2014
Eskin, Leah, author
408 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
The Chicago Tribune food writer "transforms [her] columns into a memoir, ... a compilation of more than 200 recipes, with a generous helping of the life stories that happened along the way: moving-day potatoes, summer-vacation apricot pie, dead-microwave ratatouille, sullen-child oatmeal squares"--Dust jacket flap.

The ultimate guide to art quilt techniques : surface design, patchwork, appliqué, quilting, embellishing, finishing

July 22, 2014
Seward, Linda.
New York : Sixth&Spring Books, [2014]
256 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Accessible, beautiful, and lavishly illustrated, this ultimate guide goes step-by-step through every creative option needed to create an art quilt. From the essentials, like enlarging and transferring patterns, to surface design techniques that add texture and color, to piecing, machine stitching, applique;, finishing, and embellishing, this has it all. Galleries of stunning art quilts from around the world provide extra inspiration. More than 1,500 illustrations! "-- Provided by publisher.

JavaScript & JQuery : interactive front-end web development

July 22, 2014
Duckett, Jon, author.
622 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

All in startup : launching a new idea when everything is on the line

July 22, 2014
Kander, Diana, author.
Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, [2014]
xviii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
First appearances can be deceiving -- You're not fooling anyone -- You can't sell anything by doing all of the talking -- It's how well you lose, not how well you win, that determines whether you get to keep playing -- The real pros don't play every hand -- Vanity metrics can hide the real numbers that matter to your business -- You won't find a mentor if you don't ask -- Put your customers and their needs before your vision for a solution -- Don't gamble -- use small bets to find opportunities -- even experts need to prepare for new terrain -- People don't buy visionary products; they buy solutions to their problems -- Only customers can tell you if you've found a problem worth solving -- Hoping and praying for luck is not a strategy -- It's never too late to test your assumptions -- The secret to customer interviews is nonleading, open-ended question -- The only way to get good at customer interviews is to practice -- Finding out your assumptions were wrong is just as valuable as proving them right -- Don't pivot to a new idea without testing your new assumptions -- Save your chips for when you'll need the least amount of luck to win -- Successful entrepreneurs recognize failure, fold, and live to fight another day -- Test your assumptions before committing any resource to an idea -- Luck can be engineered if you take emotion out of the equation -- Every successful entrepreneur has more failures than successes -- The harder you work, the luckier you'll get -- Opportunities to find prospective customers are everywhere -- you just have to look -- The best feedback from potential customers comes from meticulous interviews -- Recognize the vanity metrics to avoid big losses -- Keep interviewing customers until you find a migraine problem worth solving -- People can't help themselves from sharing when you bring up a migraine problem -- Stay objective in your interviews whether you are getting good or bad news -- Nothing else matters until you can prove that customers want your product -- Luck makers seek out new experience and find opportunities where ever they go -- Luck is not a good strategy for poker or business : It's the outcome of a good strategy -- To prove demand, find the shortest path to the ultimate customer action -- Prepare for bad luck by building up reserves -- Fear and inaction are the two greatest threats to your business idea -- Understand your tendencies on tilt so that you can compensate for them -- There is no mistaking it when you uncover migraine problems worth solving -- Get comfortable with being wrong -- Don't go all-in without confirming your assumptions through smaller bets -- Second chances are rare -- make sure you get it right the first time around -- Even when you find a migraine problem, crafting a solution requires vigilance and readjustment -- Don't commit all-in until you prove that customers want your product and there's a business model to support it -- The strength of your initial idea, or starting hand, is always relative.
"A book for anyone who has started a business, thought about starting a business, or just been close to someone who has, All In Startup introduces the reader to the latest advances in entrepreneurship, including a new understanding of how to launch a company in a way that dramatically improves its chances of success.The "business plan" curriculum taught in most M.B.A. programs is on the verge of extinction. A new "scientific method" of entrepreneurship built around forming and testing basic assumptions will soon replace the tired old model. The book, told through a case study approach, follows the story of Owen Chase who is tasked with turning his company around in 9 days. Through rich storytelling, All In Startup provides a book-length case study to showcase a new type of entrepreneurship, revealing innovative business principles and the emotional reality of entrepreneurship that goes tragically unmentioned during business school"-- Provided by publisher.


December 21, 2014
Harris, Bill, 1933-
New York : Mayflower Books, 1980.
95 p. : col. ill. ; 33 cm.

Burma road

December 20, 2014
Smith, Nicol.
Garden City, N.Y., Garden City publishing co., inc. [1942]
333 p., 30 unnumbered pages of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Maps on lining-papers.

Cincinnati, Ohio Polk city directory.

July 21, 2014
[Taylor, Mich.?] : Polk Co.,
v. ; 34 cm.
Also includes the following Ohio and Kentucky communities: Addyston, Anderson Township, Arlingtn Heights, Blue Ash, Camp Dennison, Cheviot, Cincinnati, Cleves, College Hill, Columbia Townshipo, Covington, Deer Park, Elmwood Place, Fort Thomas, Ft. Mitchell, Ft. Wright, Glendale, Harrison, Hooven, Liberty Township, Lockland, Loveland, Maineville, Miamitown, Montgomery, Mount Healthy, Mt. Saint Joseph, N. College Hill, Newport, North Bend, Norwood, Park Hills, Reading, Saint Bernard, Sharonville, Silverton, Southgate, Springdale, Terrace Park, Walnut Hills, West Chester, Wilder, Wyoming
"Including: Hamilton County; Milford, Newtown, and Hills and Dales, Oh; Covington and Newport, Ky."

The advertising red books. Agencies.

July 21, 2014
New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: LexisNexis.

Antique trader pottery & porcelain ceramics.

July 21, 2014
Iola, WI : Krause Publications,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.

Capture Cincinnati.

July 21, 2014
[Battle Ground, WA] : Pediment Publishing ; Cincinnati, OH : CiN Weekly :, c2007-
v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cm. + 1 DVD (digital ; 4 3/4 in)
Vols. for c2007-<2009> include 1 DVD (digital ; 4 3/4 in.) containing additional photos.
"1,020 photographers, 11,891 photos, 333,211 votes"--Dust jacket [c2007]. Book is the result of a contest in which local residents voted on-line for their favorite submitted photographs.

The advertising red books. Advertisers & agencies ... supplement.

July 21, 2014
New Providence, NJ : LexisNexis,
v. ; 28 cm.
Publisher varies: 2011- Red Books LLC.
At head of title: LexisNexis.

The power book : 200 ways to make power work for you

July 21, 2014
Herceg, Rose, author.
Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
viii, 212 p. ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Power is a loaded word. It shouldn't be. It's the currency we trade in today and we all need it. Knowing how it works, how to get to it and how to use it can make life much easier. From power in relationships to power in families to power in society to power in the workplace, The Power Book will teach you how to be a more powerful person and how to use that power wisely.

The sunflowers are mine : the story of Van Gogh's masterpiece

July 21, 2014
Bailey, Martin, 1947- author.
London : Frances Lincoln, [2013].
240 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
pt. 1. The artist's lifetime. Montmartre -- The yellow house -- Still lifes -- Encounter with Gauguin -- The painter of sunflowers -- Drama in Arles -- Triptych -- Final canvas -- pt. 2. Subsequent adventures. Seeds to Tahiti -- First buyers -- Munich -- London -- Tokyo -- Lausanne, Ashiya, Philadelphia & Amsterdam -- They are ours.

The odyssey

July 21, 2014
Homer, author.
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, [2014].
xxv, 459 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Telemachos in Ithaca -- Telemachos calls an assembly -- Telemachos in Pylos -- Telemachos in Sparta -- Odysseus and Kalypso -- Odysseus and Nausicaa -- Odysseus in the Phaeacian court -- The stranger in town -- Odysseus in the cave of Cyclops -- Odysseus and Kirkē -- Odysseus in the underworld -- Odysseus on the island of the sun -- Home at last -- Odysseus in the pig herder's hut -- The pig herder's tale -- Father and son -- The faithful dog Argos -- Presents from the suitors -- Odysseus' scar -- A vision of doom -- The contest of the bow -- The slaughter of the suitors -- Husband and wife -- Father and son.
Odysseus--soldier, sailor, trickster, and everyman--is one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. His arduous, ten-year journey home after the Trojan War, the subject of Homer's Odyssey, is the most accessible tale to survive from ancient Greece, and its impact is still felt today across many different cultures. This lively free verse translation, from one of today's leading Homeric scholars, preserves the clarity and simplicity of the original while conveying Odysseus' adventures in a modern style. By avoiding the technical formality of earlier translations, and the colloquial and sometimes exaggerated effects of recent attempts, Barry B. Powell's translation deftly captures the most essential truths of this vital text. Due to his thorough familiarity with the world of Homer and Homeric language, Powell's introduction provides rich historical and literary perspectives on the poem. This volume also includes illustrations from classical artwork, detailed maps, explanatory notes, a timeline, and a glossary. Modern and pleasing to the ear while accurately reflecting the meaning of the original, this Odyssey is a superlative translation for twenty-first-century readers.

Guilty parties : a Crime Writers' Association anthology

July 21, 2014
Sutton : Severn House, [2014].
x, 243 p. ; 23 cm.
Hey Jude / Frances Brody -- Deadline / N.J. Cooper -- The death of spiders / Bernie Crosthwaite -- Moments musicaux / Judith Cutler -- A liberating affair / Carol Anne Davis -- A glimpse of hell / Martin Edwards -- The confessions of Edward Prime / Kate Ellis -- Tell it to the bees / Jane Finnis -- Pacified / Christopher Fowler -- The Franklin's second tale / Paul Freeman -- Second chance / John Harvey -- All yesterday's parties / Paul Johnston -- Party of two / Ragnar Jónasson -- Reader, I buried them / Peter Lovesey -- The last guilty party / Phil Lovesey -- What's the time, Mr. Wolf? / Christine Poulson -- The wide open sky / Kate Rhodes -- Skeleton crew / Chris Simms -- Flatmate wanted: smokers welcome / C.L. Taylor -- Dierector's cut / Aline Templeton -- Like father, like son / Ricki Thomas -- Giving something back / L.C. Tyler -- The art of old age / Yvonne Eve Walus -- The man in the next bed / Laura Wilson.

Long hidden : speculative fiction from the margins of history

July 21, 2014
Framingham, Massachusetts : Crossed Genres Publications, 2014.
363 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Ogres of East Africa / Sofia Samatar -- The oud / Thoraiya Dyer -- Free Jim's mine / Tananarive Due -- Ffydd (Faith) / S. Lynn -- Across the seam / Sunny Moraine -- Numbers / Rion Amilcar Scott -- Each part without mercy / Meg Jayanth -- The witch of Tarup / Claire Humphrey -- Marigolds / L.S. Johnson -- Diyu / Robert William Iveniuk -- Collected likenesses / Jamey Hatley -- Angela and the scar / Michael Janairo -- The colts / Benjamin Parzybok -- Nine / Kima Jones -- The heart and the feather / Christina Lynch -- A score of roses / Troy L. Wiggins -- Neither witch nor fairy / Nghi Vo -- A deeper echo / David Jón Fuller -- (Knotting grass, holding ring) / Ken Liu -- Jooni / Kemba Banton -- There will be one vacant chair / Sarah Pinsker -- It's war / Nnedi Okorafor -- Find me unafraid / Shanaé Brown -- A wedding in hungry days / Nicolette Barischoff -- Medu / Lisa Bolekaja -- Lone women / Victor LaValle -- The dance of the white demons / Sabrina Vourvoulias.
"Most written chronicles of history, and most speculative stories, put rulers, conquerors, and invaders front and center. People with less power, money, or status--enslaved people, indigenous people, people of color, queer people, laborers, women, people with disabilities, the very young and very old, and religious minorities, among others--are relegated to the margins. Today, mainstream history continues to perpetuate one-sided versions of the past while mistelling or erasing the stories of the rest of the world. There is a long and honorable legacy of literary resistance to erasure. This anthology partakes of that legacy. It will feature stories from the margins of speculative history, each taking place between 1400 and the early 1900s and putting a speculative twist--an element of science fiction, fantasy, horror, or the unclassifiably strange--on real past events" -- summary from

NeoPopRealism : ink & pen pattern drawing : 15 most popular art lesson plans adaptable to all grades

July 21, 2014
Russ, Nadia.
New York, NY : NeoPopRealism Press, 2013.
106 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Neowhimsies : NeoPopRealism ink drawing basics for mannequins

July 21, 2014
Russ, Nadia.
New York NY : NeoPopRealism Press, 2012.
89 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Get inspired -- Draw the eggs -- How to draw egg 1 -- How to draw egg 2 -- Draw the eggs here and now -- Draw the butterflies -- How to draw butterfly 1 -- How to draw butterfly 2 -- How to draw butterfly 3 -- Draw the butterflies here and now -- Draw the flowers -- How to draw flower 1 -- How to draw flower 2 -- How to draw flower 3 -- How to draw flower 4 -- Draw the flowers here and now -- Create your NeoWhimsies from the scratch -- Create your repetitive patterns gallery -- About NeoPopRealism creator Nadia Russ -- Conclusion.

Landed! : proven job search strategies for today's professional

July 21, 2014
Hain, Randy, author.
xxii, 146 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The log book : getting the best from your woodburning stove

July 21, 2014
Rolls, Will.
White River Junction, VT : distributed in the USA by Chelsea Green Publishing Company
vi, 106 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Using a wood-burning stove effectively is both an art and a science. In this friendly, comprehensive guide, chartered forester and woodfuel expert, Will Rolls, talks you though the theory and practice of getting the best results from your stove. From finding the fuel and seasoning it, to lighting the stove and operating it cleanly, this book describes the best techniques for looking after your log stove"--Cover, page [4].

The boogeyman exists --and he's in your child's back pocket

July 21, 2014
Weinberger, Jesse.
[United States : CreateSpace], c2014.
281 p. ; 23 cm.
"How to keep your children safe in a 24-7 always connected digital society"--Cover.

The vocal athlete

July 21, 2014
LeBorgne, Wendy DeLeo, author.
San Diego,CA : Plural Publishing Inc., [2014]
xvii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The singer's body : alignment, movement, and intention -- Respiratory kinematics -- Laryngeal anatomy, physiology, and function during singing -- Neurologic control of voice production -- Resonance and vocal acoustics -- Impact of phonotraumatic behaviors on vocal health and singing -- Laryngopharangeal reflux : what the singer needs to know -- The singer's guide to anesthesiology and voice -- The life cycle of the voice -- Medicine, myths and truths -- Multidisciplinary care of the vocal athlete -- History of classical voice pedagogy -- Belting pedagogy : an overview of perspectives -- Belting : theory and research -- Exercise physiology principals for training the vocal athlete -- Application of motor learning principals to voice training -- The art of perfection : what every singer should know about audio technology.

To the survivors : one man's journey as a Rape Crisis Counselor with true stories of sexual violene

July 21, 2014
Uttaro, Robert, author.
[North Charleston, SC] : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, ; [2013]
xvi, 251 pages ; 23 cm

The girls' bicycle handbook : everything you need to know about life on two wheels

July 21, 2014
Nicklin, Caz.
New York : Quercus, 2014.
223 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Preface. Women and the bicycle -- How to. Get started ; Find a bike you like ; Accessorize your ride ; Maintain your bike ; Keep your bike secure ; Cycle safely ; Cycle in style ; Cycle to work ; Cycle for fun ; Cycle to keep fit -- Little black book of bicycle style.
The Girls' Bicycle Handbook is for women cyclists everywhere who need practical no-nonsense advice and information on cycling, but don't want to dispense with style in the process. Whether you're a committed bike commuter or a complete novice, blogger, entrepreneur and passionate cyclist Caz Nicklin gives the low-down on making cycling part of your lifestyle. From choosing the right bike for your needs to looking stylish and comfortable whatever the weather, and from combatting dreaded "helmet hair" to road safety and fast repairs, The Girls' Bicycle Handbook tells you everything you need to know about life on two wheels.

Artists, writers, thinkers, dreamers : portraits of fifty famous folks and all their weird stuff

July 21, 2014
Hancock, James Gulliver.
108 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Artist James Gulliver Hancock depicts historical icons in quirky annotated portraits surrounded by their associated possessions, baggage, and foibles. Hemingway's hobbies, Amelia Earhart's preferred dessert, Martin Luther King Jr.'s favorite TV show. Each portrait reveals the ordinary quirks of these extraordinary people and captures their personalities in the process.

Stilwater : finding wild mercy in the outback

July 21, 2014
Grenade, Rafael de, 1980-
Minneapolis, Minnesota : Milkweed Editions, [2014]
263 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"A young woman is airlifted to join a small crew on an abandoned Australian cattle station and drags feral cattle in from the wild, resulting in a spellbinding story that challenges notions of wildness and domestication, contrasting the pastoral with the brutality of modern ranching"--Provided by publisher.

By all means necessary : how China's resource quest is changing the world

July 21, 2014
Economy, Elizabeth, 1962-
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2014]
x, 279 pages : maps ; 25 cm
"A Council on Foreign Relations book."
From Tribute to Treaty Port to Global Trade -- China Emerges -- China Goes Out -- China Arrives -- Growing Good Governance -- Beyond the Developing World -- Security and Politics in China's Backyard -- Security and Politics Abroad -- Resource Strategy in a Changing World.
"In the past thirty years, China has transformed from an impoverished country where peasants comprised the largest portion of the populace, to an economic power with an expanding middle class and more megacities than anywhere else on earth. Like every other major power in modern history, China is looking outward to find the massive quantities of resources needed to maintain its economic expansion; it is now engaged in a far flung quest around the world for fuel, ores, water, and land for farming. Chinese traders and investors buy commodities, with consequences for economies, people, and the environment around the world. Meanwhile the Chinese military aspires to secures sea lanes, and Chinese diplomats struggle to protect the country's interests abroad. In By All Means Necessary, Elizabeth Economy and Michael Levi explore the unrivaled expansion of the Chinese economy and what has been required to sustain this meteoric growth. Clear, authoritative, and provocative, By All Means Necessary is a sweeping account of where China's pursuit of raw materials may take the country in the coming years and what the consequences will be -- not just for China, but for the whole world"-- Provided by publisher.

Blood sport : Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the quest to end baseball's steroid era

July 21, 2014
Elfrink, Tim, author.
xiv, 461 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Prologue: "Collateral damage" -- A cousin with a rocket launcher -- Mystery elixirs, speed, and steroids -- License to dope -- Gurus of growth hormone -- Steroid spring cleaning -- "Dr. G, you are the best!" -- Inside the notebooks -- Bosch's shadow empire -- "HS" -- Infiltrating "The U" -- MLB's CIA : enter the spies -- The beginning of the end -- A new steroid era exposed -- Bad cops -- A snitch is born -- Singled out -- The "farce" -- Epilogue: The cost of war.
Describes how stolen ledgers revealed how the Florida clinic Biogenesis of America provided performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players, and discusses the resulting scandal and season-long suspension for Alex Rodriguez.

Family : the good F-word

July 21, 2014
Dunn, Troy, author.
[United States] : Bird St. Books, 2014.
xxi, 296 pages ; 24 cm
"The life changing action plan for building your best family"--cover

feed —Subscribe to the All Nonfiction feed .


For Teens

For Kids


Electronic Resources



Large Print