New Arrivals · All Nonfiction

August 19, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Western Europe.

August 18, 2014
Washington, D.C. : Stryker-Post Publications.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Written by: 1982-<2014/15> Wayne C. Thompson.
Imprint varies: 2010, Harpers Ferry, W.Va. ; 2011- <2014/15> Lanham, Md.

Harris Ohio industrial directory.

August 18, 2014
Twinsburg, Ohio : Harris Pub. Co.,
v. ; 28 cm.
Publisher varies: 1996-<2014> Harris InfoSource.

The unofficial guide to Walt Disney World.

August 18, 2014
New York : Prentice Hall,
v. : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
Vols. for 1997-<2015> cover EPCOT and other nearby Disney attractions.
Imprint varies: 2000-2002, New York, N.Y. : Macmillan ; 2003-2013, Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Publishing Inc. ; 2014-<2015> Birmingham, AL : Keen Communications, LLC.

Peterson's 2 year colleges.

August 18, 2014
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

Lionel trains pocket price guide

August 18, 2014
Waukesha, WI : Kalmbach Books,
v. : col. ill. ; 22 x 10 cm.
Vols. for <2012-2015> cover the years beginning 1901 through <2012-2015>.

Best customers.

August 18, 2014
Ithaca, N.Y. : New Strategist,
v. : ill. ; 27 cm.
Vol. for 1999 by Cheryl Russell and Susan Mitchell ; 2001 by Cheryl Russell ; 2005-<2014> by the editors of New strategist publications.
"Demographics of consumer demand."

Nordic, Central and Southeastern Europe.

August 18, 2014
Harpers Ferry, WV : Stryker-Post Publications,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for <2004-2014/15> by Wayne C. Thompson.
Imprint varies: <2013-2014/15> Lanham, Md.

Kraft-tex style : kraft-tex combines the best of leather & fabric - sew 27 projects

August 18, 2014
Lafayette, CA : Stash Books, an imprint of C&T Publishing, Inc., [2014]
119 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.

Collective bargaining and the battle of Ohio : the defeat of Senate Bill 5 and the struggle to defend the middle class

August 18, 2014
McNay, John T., 1957-
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, [2013]
xi, 257 pages ; 23 cm.
The storm comes -- Disaster Republicanism -- The battle begins -- GOP forces Senate Bill 5 on Ohio -- Gathering forces -- Extremism's high tide -- The real fight begins -- War on many fronts -- Democracy under assault -- "Stage is set for battle" -- The middle class defended -- Conclusion: A "rendezvous with destiny" if we choose.

The cure for the "perfect" life

August 18, 2014
Lipp, Kathi.
Eugene, Oregon : Harvest House Publishers, [2014].
254 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.

The invisible soldiers : how America outsourced our security

August 18, 2014
Hagedorn, Ann, author.
New York, NY : Simon & Schuster, [2014].
xii, 305 pages ; 24 cm
Transformation. Beginnings ; Out of the shadows ; A watershed year ; The faint hum of secrecy ; Rules of engagement ; Privatized mayhem -- Reaction. Sounding the alarm ; "A remarkably unprecedented experiment" ; Conquering chaos ; The General and Kadhim ; "What's all the fuss about?" ; A thicket of ironies -- Expansion. Shell games ; Beyond Iraq ; Riding the wave ; And now, the debate? ; "Full speed ahead" ; Big Brother's big brother.
"The story behind the ultimate American privatization, which has taken place gradually and almost invisibly: how we privatized our national security"-- Provided by publisher.

Creative image transfer : any artist, any style, any surface : 16 new mixed-media projects using TAP transfer artist paper

August 18, 2014
Riley, Lesley, 1952-
Lafayette, CA : C&T Publishing, [2014]
71 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm


August 18, 2014
Pascal, Blaise, 1623-1662.
Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2003.
xix, 297 p. ; 21 cm.
Originally published: New York : E.P. Dutton, 1958.

A history of our time : readings on postwar America

August 18, 2014
New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
xiv, 434 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
pt. 9 The United States and the world in the post-Cold War era : From the Persian Gulf War to Iraq and Afghanistan : confronting the post-Cold War world / George C. Herring -- 9/11 / Peter Coates, Vincent Vok -- The "Axis of Evil" Speech : President Bush's State of the Union address (2002) / George W. Bush -- Image of the United States (2005) / Pew Global Attitudes Project -- "Why the world is flat" : interview with Thomas Friedman / Daniel H. Pink -- Top ten reasons to oppose the World Trade Organization (2004) / Global Exchange.

Nonprofit kit for dummies

August 18, 2014
Hutton, Stan.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 365 pages: illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Introduction -- Getting started with nonprofits -- Managing a nonprofit organization -- Successful fundraising -- The part of tens -- The appendixes.
This guide gives you everything you need to start and manage a charitable organizing, from applying for your tax exception to raising money to pay for your programs, and everything in between. Help your nonprofit survive-- and thrive!-- in any economic climate.

Our Lady of Victory Church pictorial directory, Spring 1997.

August 18, 2014
Galion, Ohio : United Church Directories, 1997.
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm.
Includes index.
Includes a letter from the pastor, photographs of church activities and groups, captioned portraits of church members.

Colorstrology : what your birthday color says about you

August 18, 2014
Bernhardt, Michele, author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 15 cm
Discover every vibrant aspect of your personality with "Colorstrology," a fascinating blend of astrology, numerology, and color theory that offers exciting new insights about our lives and relationships. Written by renowned astrologer Michele Bernhardt using the numbers and color schemes of Pantone, Inc., the global authority on color, the system features 366 "birthday colors" that illustrate who we are and how we behave.

Interim : publication of the Ohio Chapter of Research, Royal Arch Masons.

July 12, 2024
[Columbus, Ohio] : Ohio Chapter of Research, Royal Arch Masons, [1963]-
volumes : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Published every other year when its Proceedings are not published; contains articles taken from other publications or other Grand Chapter proceedings.


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.

The language of houses : how buildings speak to us

August 18, 2014
Lurie, Alison.
Harrison, New York : Delphinium Books, [2014]
308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Everything is a poem : the best of J. Patrick Lewis

August 18, 2014
Lewis, J. Patrick.
Mankato, MN : Creative Editions, [2014].
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm.
"A delightfully wide-ranging poetry collection taken from previously published and new works by American poet J. Patrick Lewis is illustrated by Italian artist Maria Cristina Pritelli"-- Provided by publisher.

Customer-based collection development : an overview

August 15, 2014
Chicago : ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, [2014].
vi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
E-books and patron driven acquisitions in academic libraries / Cristina Caminita -- A hard DDA's night : managing a consortial demand-driven acquisitions program for e-books / Sarah Hartman-Caverly, Amy McColl, Norm Medeiros, and Mike Persick -- Selectors' perceptions of e-book patron-driven acquisitions / Judith M. Nixon, Suzanne M. Ward, and Robert S. Freeman -- Flying in late : a pilot PDA on a microscopic budget / Jamie L. Conklin and Erik Sean Estep -- A case study for PDA on a shoestring budget : an evolving vision for collection development through three pilot projects / Naomi Ikeda Chow and Ryan James -- Technical services aspects of demand-driven ebook acquisitions / Kay Downey -- Brigham Young University's patron-driven acquisitions : does it stand the test of time? / Jared L. Howland, Rebecca Schroeder, and Tom Wright -- Patron driven digital collection development in archives / Maura Valentino -- PDA in a multi-library setting : challenges, implementation, and outcomes / Jeanne Harrell, Carmelita Pickett, Simona Tabacaru, Jeannette Ho, Ana Ugaz, and Nancy Burford -- Seven reasons to be skeptical about patron-driven acquisitions : a summary / John Buschman -- Patron-driven vs. librarian-selected : three years of comparative e-book usage / Dracine Hodges.
A collection of essays on patron-driven acquisitions (PDA), with special emphasis on e-books. Both positive and negative aspects are addressed.

Lost art : missing artworks of the twentieth century

August 15, 2014
Mundy, Jennifer, author.
288 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
This book originates from a virtual exhibition, The Gallery of Lost Art, online from July 2012 to June 2013.
Discarded. Waste paper: Georges Braque, Still Life, 1914 ; Unique?: Marcel Duchamp, Fountain, 1917 ; A rival to Guernica?: Joan Miró, The Reaper, 1937 ; Death of a hippie: Paul Thek, The Tomb, 1967 ; Corporate power: Edward Ihnatowicz, Senster, 1970 -- Missing. Without a trace: Kasimir Malevich, Peasant Funeral, 1911 ; Lobster legs: Wyndham Lewis, Kermesse, 1912 ; Regime change: Arno Breker, Torch Bearer and Sword Bearer, 1938 ; Betrayal: Frida Kahlo, The Wounded Table, 1940 -- Rejected. A thirty years war: Jacob Epstein, Sculptures for the British Medical Association Building, 1908 ; Seeing red: Diego Rivera, Man at the Crossroads Looking with Uncertainty but with Hope and High Vision to the Choosing of a New and Better Future, 1933 ; An unwanted present: Graham Sutherland, Portrait of Sir Winston Churchill, 1954 ; Breaking the rules?: Daniel Buren, Painting-Sculpture (Painting I and Painting II), 1971 ; Art on trial: Richard Serra, Tilted Arc, 1981 -- Attacked. Confiscated: Egon Schiele, Self-Seer, 1910 ; Degenerate: Otto Freundlich, Large Head (The New Man), 1912 ; Horrors of war: Otto Dix, The Trench, 1920-3 -- Destroyed. Moving house: Kurt Schwitters, Merzbau, c.1923-37 ; Bombed: Wassily Kandinsky, Composition I, 1910 ; Nine eleven: Alexander Calder, Bent Propeller, 1970 ; Burnt memories: Tracey Emin, Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995, 1995 -- Erased. Fig leaf: Francis Picabia, Hot Eyes, 1921 ; Cut up: Francis Bacon, Study for Man with Microphones, 1946 ; Drawing away: Willem de Kooning, Untitled, c.1950s ; The death of painting: John Baldessari, Cremation Project, 1970 -- Ephemeral. Material decay: Naum Gabo, Construction in Space:Two Cones, 1936, replica 1968 ; Life doesn't last, art doesn't last: Eva Hesse, Sans III, 1969 ; Moths: Joseph Beuys, Felt Suit, 1970 -- Transient. Like a falling star: Jean Tinguely, Homage to New York, 1960 ; Decline and fall: Robert Smithson, Partially Buried Woodshed, 1970 ; Berlin wall: Keith Haring, Berlin Wall Mural, 1986 ; A house divided: Rachel Whiteread, House, 1993 ; Wrapped/unwrapped: Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Wrapped Reichstag, Berlin 1971-95, 1971-95 ; Melting: Anya Gallaccio, intensities and surfaces, 1996 ; Dispossessed: Michael Landy, Break Down, 2001 -- Unrealised. Monumental dream: Vladimir Tatlin, Monument to the Third International, 1920 ; Capsized: Bas Jan Ader, In Search of the Miraculous, 1973-5 -- Stolen. Off the wall: Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon, 1952 ; Scrapped?: Henry Moore, Reclining Figure, 1969-70 ; Unsellable?: five paintings stolen from the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Damaged, attacked, rejected, destroyed, transient - there are many ways that art can become lost. With work by Marcel Duchamp, Wassily Kandinsky, Frida Kahlo, Joseph Beuys, John Baldessari, Rachel Whiteread and Lucian Freud, this is a lively look at a often little considered aspect of contemporary art.

Oodles of crochet

August 15, 2014
Wincent, Eva.
North Pomfret, Vermont : Trafalgar Square, 2014.
167 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"40+ patterns from hats, jackets, bags, and scarves to potholders, pillows, rugs, and throws"--p. [1] of cover.
The basic building blocks -- Reading a pattern -- Materials, equipment, & preparations -- Developing your crochet -- Design your own patterns -- If something goes wrong -- Edgings & embellishments -- Finishing & garment care -- Crochet patterns.

In a rocket made of ice : among the children of Wat Opot

August 15, 2014
Gutradt, Gail, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
xvii, 322 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
"Originally published in Japan, in different form, as In a rocket made of ice : the story of Wat Opat, a visionary community for children growing up with AIDS by Heian-kyo Media, Kyoto, in 2013"--Title page verso.
"The story of a woman who volunteers at an orphanage in Cambodia, set up by a Vietnam War vet for children with and/or orphaned by HIV/AIDS"-- Provided by publisher.

I'll be back right after this : my memoir

August 15, 2014
O'Brien, Pat, 1948 February 14--
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xiii, 368 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Growing up, Pat O'Brien was the skinny Midwestern kid with the divorced parents and the alcoholic father ... His life was unceremonious--until he was picked up in [a] student center by a professor who envisioned his future as the household television name he would become. From that day forward, Pat's life became anything but ordinary: from afternoons in the late Bobby Kennedy's living room with Muhammad Ali, to Rangers games in President Bush's suite, to the drugs and drinking and party lifestyle of Los Angeles. Over the course of his career, Pat has met everyone: the Beatles, the Kennedys, Neil Young, and Magic Johnson"-- Provided by publisher.

Makers of modern Asia

August 15, 2014
Cambridge, Massachusetts : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2014].
385 pages ; 24 cm.

Against football : a reluctant manifesto

August 15, 2014
Almond, Steve.
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, 2014
xiii, 178 pages ; 20 cm

Galaxy S5 : the missing manual : the book that should have been in the box

August 15, 2014
Gralla, Preston, author.
Sebastopol, Calif. : O 'Reilly, 2014.
xx, 435 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.
The missing credits -- Introduction -- Chapter 1 The guided tour -- Chapter 2 Typing, texting, and searching -- Chapter 3 Phone calls -- Chapter 4 Music -- Chapter 5 Camera, photos, and video -- Chapter 6 Maps and navigation -- Chapter 7 Calendar -- Chapter 8 Getting online: WiFi, 3G/4G, and mobile hotspots -- Chapter 9 The web -- Chapter 10 Email and Gmail -- Chapter 11 Facebook, Twitter, Google+, chat and videochat -- Chapter 12 Downloading and using apps -- Chapter 13 Transferring music, videos, pictures and other files, and using group play -- Chapter 14 Taking the Galaxy S5 to work -- Chapter 15 My Magazine, Google Now, and voice search and control -- Chapter 16 Settings -- Appendix A Setup and Signup -- Appendix B Accessories -- Appendix C Troubleshooting and maintenance -- Index.
"Get the most out of Samsung's Galaxy S5 smartphone right from the start. With clear instructions from technology expert Preston Gralla, this Missing Manual gives you a guided tour of Samsung's new flagship phone, including great new features such as the fingerprint scanner, heart rate sensor, and Download Booster. You'll get expert tips and tricks for playing music, calling and texting, shooting photos and videos, and even getting some work done,"--back cover.

The book of trees : visualizing branches of knowledge

August 15, 2014
Lima, Manuel, 1978-
New York, New York : Princeton Architectural Press, [2014]
208 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Foreword / Ben Shneiderman -- Figurative trees -- Vertical trees -- Horizontal trees -- Multidirectional trees -- Radial trees -- Hyperbolic trees -- Rectangular treemaps -- Voronoi treemaps -- Circular treemaps -- Sunbursts -- Icicle trees.
Data viz expert Manuel Lima examines the more than eight hundred year history of the tree diagram, from its roots in the illuminated manuscripts of medieval monasteries to its current resurgence as an elegant means of visualization. Lima presents two hundred intricately detailed tree diagram illustrations on a remarkable variety of subjects--from some of the earliest known examples from ancient Mesopotamia to the manuscripts of medieval monasteries to contributions by leading contemporary designers. A timeline of capsule biographies on key figures in the development of the tree diagram rounds out this one-of-a-kind visual compendium.

Inside Spiders : poems

August 15, 2014
Shinn, Leslie, 1953-, author.
55 pages ; 21 cm
"A Karen & Michael Braziller Book."


August 15, 2014
Westheimer, Bill, artist.
[West Orange, NJ] : Bill Westheimer, 2014.
60 leaves : illustrations ; 11 x 16 x 4 cm + 1 black box (11 x 16 x 5 cm) + 1 book (96 pages : illustrations ; 31 x 23 cm)
Includes signed copy of "Manual : the personalities of hands" by Bill Westheimer.
"3488"--Bottom of cover.|5OC

Under pressure : how playing football almost cost me everything and why I'd do it all again

August 15, 2014
Lucas, Ray, author.
251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword by Bill Parcells.
Lucas shares his remarkable and personal story, one that illustrates in sometimes horrifying detail exactly what life is like for the average player in today's NFL. A timely and uncensored peek into football's play-at-all-costs culture, his story sheds new light on today's headlines and will change the way fans watch their heroes on Sundays.

Football : great writing about the national sport

August 15, 2014
xxi, 463 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"An All-Pro line-up of writers including Red Smith, Frank Deford, Jimmy Breslin, George Plimpton, Richard Price, Charles Pierce, Michael Lewis, and Roy Blount Jr tackle our most popular pastime. Since football's meteoric rise in the mid-twentieth century, the standout writers on the sport have gone behind and beyond the spectacle to reveal the complexity, the contradictions, and the deeper humanity at the heart of the game. Now, in a landmark collection, The Library of America brings together the very best of their work: gems of deadline reportage, incisive longform profiles of football's storied figures, and autobiographical accounts by players and others close to the game. Celebrating the sport without shying away from its sometimes devastating personal and social costs, the forty-four pieces gathered here testify to football's boundless capacity to generate outsized characters and memorable tales."--Publisher's description.

Classic farm tractors : 200 of the best, worst, and most fascinating tractors of all time

August 15, 2014
Pripps, Robert N., 1932-
Minneapolis, MN, USA : Voyageur Press, [a member of Quayside Publishing Group], [2014]
304 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
From iconic stalwarts to more eccentric entries into the ag industry, this colorful, fun, and fact-filled book profiles scores of farm tractor classics from the twentieth century. Veteran tractor author Robert Pripps tackles each model with aplomb, offering concise descriptions and histories along with informative specification charts that give the lowdown on all-important considerations like horsepower ratings, engine sizes, weights, fuel types, and more. Illustrated with color photography by Ralph Sanders and Andrew Morland, Classic Farm Tractors is arranged chronologically to give a better sense of farm tractor evolution and includes all of the usual suspects - from the likes of John Deere, Farmall, Fordson and Ford, Case, Allis-Chalmers, Minneapolis-Moline, Best, Caterpillar, Massey-Harris, Massey-Ferguson, Oliver, Rumely, and Hart-Parr - as well as lesser-known and forgotten marques manufactured throughout the United States and Canada. In addition, Pripps includes a generous selection of farm tractors from Europe, including models from Fiat, Lanz, Le Percheron, Renault, Deutz, and more.

Legendary farm tractors : a photographic history

August 15, 2014
Morland, Andrew, 1947-
Minneapolis, MN : Voyageur Press, [2013]
208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
Noted photographer Andrew Morland presents more than 650 photographs of tractors from the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan, including models from the 1880s to today. These tractors are alphabetized by make so it's easy to find your favorites. From the legendary, ever-popular John Deere, Farmall, Ford, Case, and Caterpillar to some interesting and uncommon tractors that you might never have seen before, a stunning array of images awaits.

The rosary collector's guide

August 15, 2014
Hoffner, Gloria Brady, author.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., [2013].
152 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.

The novel : a biography

August 15, 2014
Schmidt, Michael, 1947-
Cambridge, Massachusetts ; London, England : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, [2014].
xi, 1172 pages ; 26 cm
Includes index.
The 700-year history of the novel in English defies straightforward telling. Geographically and culturally diverse, with contributions from Great Britain, Ireland, America, Canada, Australia, India, the Caribbean, and Southern Africa, influenced by great novelists working in other languages, and encompassing a range of genres, the story of the novel in English unfolds like a richly varied landscape that invites exploration rather than a linear journey. In The Novel: A Biography, Michael Schmidt quotes from "artist practitioners," from letters, diaries, reviews, and essays of novelists, and draws on their biographies, to invite us into the creative dialogues between authors and between books, and suggest how these dialogues have shaped the development of the novel in English -- Source other than Library of Congress.

Grand Central : original stories of postwar love and reunion

August 15, 2014
New York : Berkley Books, [2014].
x, 356 pages ; 21 cm
Going home / Alyson Richman -- The lucky one / Jenna Blum -- The branch of Hazel / Sarah McCoy -- The kissing room / Melanie Benjamin -- I'll be seeing you / Sarah Jio -- I'll walk alone / Erika Robuck -- The reunion / Kristina McMorris -- Tin town / Amanda Hodgkinson -- Strand of pearls / Pam Jenoff -- The harvest season / Karen White.

Educating the wholehearted child : a handbook for Christian home education

August 15, 2014
Clarkson, Clay, author.
Anderson, IN : Apologia/WholeHeart, [2011]
xi, 376 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Discipleship, whole books, and real life! Wholehearted Christian home education for ages 4-14"--Front cover.
A wholeHearted journey for home -- Christian homeschooling -- taking a step of faith toward home -- Home: The christian home -- learning to be at home with Christ -- The christian homeschool -- learning at home to be with Christ -- Home nurture -- shepherding your child's spirit to long for God -- Home discipleship -- shaping your child's heart to live for God -- Home education -- strengthening your child's mind to learn for God -- Learning: The Whole Hearted learning model -- living and learning together at home -- The WholeHearted learning home -- creating a home you can learn within -- The WholeHearted learning child -- understanding your child -- The WholeHearted learning youth -- beyond the WholeHearted child -- Methods: Discipleship studies methods -- the study of the Bible -- Disciplined studies methods -- the study of the basics -- Discussion studies methods -- the study of ideas -- Discovery studies methods -- the study of learning -- Discretionary studies methods -- the study of living -- Living: Family -- keeping the vision alive -- Structure -- keeping the homeschooling together -- Order -- keeping the home together -- Support -- keeping the spirit strong -- The challenge -- keeping faith in the family -- Resources: Books for the WholeHearted family -- Books for WholeHearted learning -- Forms for WholeHearted learning.
"Whether you are a first-time homeschooler or a long-term veteran, this comprehensive guide will equip and empower you for your journey of faith as a family. Discover the joy of bringing relationship-based, book-centered learning back into the natural daily life of your home" --Cover, p. 4.

Alumni directory.

August 14, 2014
Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio)
White Plains, N.Y. : B.C. Harris Pub. Co.,
v. : ill. ; 24-29 cm.

Repairing & restoring chests & cabinets : professional techniques to bring your furniture back to life

August 14, 2014
Cook, William, 1964- author.
London : Lorenz Books, [2014]
96 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Includes index.

Big book of near-death experiences : the ultimate guide to the NDE and its aftereffects

August 14, 2014
Atwater, P. M. H., author.
Faber, Virginia : Rainbow Ridge Books, [2007]
xx, 473 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Beyond the first draft : the art of fiction

August 14, 2014
Casey, John, 1939- author.
244 pages ; 22 cm
Preamble -- Dogma and anti-dogma -- If I were a flower, what kind of flower would I be? -- Justice -- What's funny -- Aristotle -- Things -- Sex and violence -- Me me gab -- Meanwhile back at the ranch -- So alert a language -- In other words -- Neighborhoods -- Childhood reading -- Mentors in general, Peter Taylor in particular.
"For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award-winning author of Spartina. National Book Award winner John Casey is a masterful novelist who is also an inspiring and beloved teacher. In Beyond the First Draft he offers essential and original insights into the art of writing-and rewriting-fiction. Through anecdotes about other writers' methods and habits (as well as his own) and close readings of literature from Aristotle to Zola, the essays in this collection offer "suggestions about things to do, things to think about when your writing has got you lost in the woods." In "Dogma and Anti-dogma" Casey sets out the tried-and-true advice and then comments on when to apply it and when to ignore it. In "What's Funny" he considers the range of comedy from pratfalls to elegant wit. In "In Other Words" he discusses translations and the surprising effects that translating can have on one's native language. In "Mentors" he pays tribute to those who have guided him and other writers. Throughout the fourteen essays there are notes on voice, point of view, structure, and other crucial elements. This book is an invaluable resource for aspiring writers and a revitalizing companion for seasoned ones" -- Provided by publisher.

Final frontier : the pioneering science and technology of exploring the universe

August 14, 2014
Clegg, Brian.
New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
viii, 291 pages ; 22 cm
New pioneers -- Space opera -- Seeing further -- Escaping the well -- Backyard explorers -- Frontier colonies -- The Red Planet -- The new gold rush -- Probing the galaxy -- Breaking the light barrier -- Frontier spirit.
"Human beings are natural explorers, and nowhere is this frontier spirit stronger than in the United States of America. It almost defines the character of the US. But the Earth is running out of frontiers fast. Star Trek was right -- there is only one final frontier, and that is space. In Brian Clegg's The Final Frontier we discover the massive challenges that face explorers, both human and robotic, to uncover the current and future technologies that could take us out into the galaxy and take a voyage of discovery where no one has gone before... but one day someone will. In 2003, General Wesley Clark set the nation a challenge to produce the technology that would enable new pioneers to explore the galaxy. That challenge is tough -- the greatest we've ever faced. But taking on the final frontier does not have to be a fantasy.In a time of recession, escapism is always popular -- and what greater escape from the everyday can there be than the chance of leaving Earth's bounds and exploring the universe? With a rich popular culture heritage in science fiction movies, books and TV shows, this is a subject that entertains and informs in equal measure"-- Provided by publisher.

Doctored : the disillusionment of an American physician

August 14, 2014
Jauhar, Sandeep, 1968- author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2014].
x, 268 pages ; 24 cm
Storm -- Medicine at midlife -- Ambition. Awakening ; Odd conceptions ; Learning curve ; Good intentions ; Do the right thing ; Double effect ; Hatching a plan ; Pact -- Asperity. Stress test ; Moral hazard ; Devotion ; Denial ; Deluge -- Adjustment. Deception ; Ticktock ; Follow the money ; Speed dating ; Diversion ; A country husband.
"A memoir-expose of the health-care system by a cardiologist and much-praised author"--Provided by publisher.

Home colleging : because you have no choice

August 14, 2014
Marx, Patricia (Patricia A.)
New York : Workman Publishing, [2014]
vii, 120 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"Welcome to Lumpkin Home College! Why Lumpkin, you ask? Because, Bradley H. Lumpkin, you took Ceramics instead of Physics. Because 'Pot Is My Passion' wasn't a smart topic for your college application essay. Because of that thing with the police. Because, honey, you have no choice"

Stitch alphabets & numbers : 120 contemporary designs for cross stitch and needlepoint

August 14, 2014
Hall, Felicity (Needleworker), author.
Newton Abbot : David and Charles, 2014.
127 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

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