Category: Special

The Grandma Book

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers | April 12, 2011 | 24 pages
Featuring Todd Parr's signature colorful and kid-friendly illustrations, The Grandma Book portrays the different ways grandmothers show their grandchildren love, from offering advice and babysitting to making things and giving lots of kisses.  More Info

Reading Makes You Feel Good

Little Brown & Company | April 1, 2009 | 32 pages
Describes the characteristics and various advantages of reading.  More Info

Passage

December 15, 2016 | 85 pages
In her second collection of poetry, Passage, Gwen Benaway examines what it means to experience violence and speaks to the burden of survival. Traveling to Northern Ontario and across the Great Lakes, Passage is a poetic voyage through divorce, family violence, legacy of colonization, and the... More Info

Against the Fascist Creep

May 10, 2016 | 225 pages
Fascists are creeps. Time to drag them from the shadows.  More Info

Energy Balls

Chronicle Books | February 28, 2017 | 128 pages
This little cookbook packs a big punch with 100 delicious recipes for no-bake energy balls designed to deliver a targeted blast of energy for different activities at any hour. Crafted with whole ingredients, superfoods, and all-natural proteins, each vegan and gluten-free bite-size treat offers the... More Info

Writer's Market 2017

"F+W Media, Inc." | August 31, 2016 | 890 pages
The most trusted guide to getting published! Want to get published and paid for your writing? Let Writer's Market 2017 guide you through the process with thousands of publishing opportunities for writers, including listings for book publishers, consumer and trade magazines, contests and awards, and... More Info

Why People Do Not Heal and how They Can

Harmony Books | September 1, 1998 | 263 pages
The author builds on her study of the interconnection among mind, body, and spirit to reveal why people become physically and spiritually ill and ways to overcome mental and emotional obstacles to becoming well  More Info

The Cross of Redemption

Vintage | September 1, 2011 | 400 pages
A treasury of essays, articles and reviews by the late author of Giovanni's Room includes pieces that explore such topics as religious fundamentalism, Russian literature and the possibility of an African-American president.  More Info

Preludes to Pragmatism

Oxford University Press | November 29, 2012 | 424 pages
In these essays, distinguished philosopher Philip Kitcher argues for a reconstruction of philosophy along the lines of classical Pragmatism  More Info

Shaped by the West Wind

UBC Press | May 29, 2017 | 282 pages
"Claire Campbell draws from recent work in cultural history, landscape studies in geography and art history, and environmental history to explore what happens when external agendas confront local realities - a story central to the Canadian experience. Explorers, fishers, artists, and park planners... More Info

The Trouble with Women

September 20, 2016 | 128 pages
Perfect for fans of Kate Beaton, Lena Dunham, and Caitlin Moran, The Trouble with Women is a feminist's brilliant, tongue-in-cheek, hysterical look at women's "issues," "frailties," and "failures" in our not-so-distant history. Ever noticed that women don't feature much in history books, and... More Info

Darktown

Simon and Schuster | September 13, 2016 | 384 pages
"Responding to orders from on high, the Atlanta Police Department is forced to hire its first black officers, including war veterans Lucius Boggs and Tommy Smith. The newly minted policemen are met with deep hostility by their white peers: they aren't allowed to arrest white suspects, drive squad... More Info

Insomniac City

Bloomsbury USA | February 14, 2017 | 304 pages
"A beautifully written once-in-a-lifetime book, about love, about life, soul, and the wonderful loving genius Oliver Sacks, and New York, and laughter and all of creation."--Anne Lamott Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a one-way ticket and only the vaguest idea of how he would get by.... More Info

Moon-o-theism

Yoel Natan | May 29, 2017 | 612 pages
This is a two-volume study of a war and moon god religion that was based on the Mideast moon god religion of Sin.  More Info

Becoming Wise

Penguin | February 28, 2017 | 304 pages
In Becoming Wise, Krista Tippett has created a master class in living for a fractured world. Fracture, she says, is not the whole story of our time. The enduring question of what it means to be human has become inextricable from the challenge of who we are to each other. She insists on the... More Info

Captain Underpants Collection

June 1, 2010 |
With more than 35 million copies in print, his Captain Underpants books are one of the best-selling series of the decade. Now readers of all ages can enjoy the complete collection of ALL EIGHT Captain Underpants novels, PLUS volumes 1 and 2 Extra Crunchy Books O Fun!  More Info

The Prophets

Harper Collins | October 16, 2001 | 704 pages
Abraham Heschel is a seminal name in religious studies and the author of Man Is Not Alone and God in Search of Man. When The Prophets was first published in 1962, it was immediately recognized as a masterpiece of biblical scholarship. The Prophets provides a unique opportunity for readers of the... More Info

PCs For Dummies

John Wiley & Sons | December 2, 2015 | 360 pages
The bestselling PC reference on the planet—now available in its 13th edition Completely updated to cover the latest technology and software, the 13th edition of PCs For Dummies tackles using a computer in friendly, human terms. Focusing on the needs of the beginning computer user, while also... More Info

What the Buddha Taught

Grove Press | May 29, 1974 | 151 pages
Overview of Buddha's teachings.  More Info

The Great Convergence

Harvard University Press | October 14, 2016 | 330 pages
From 1820 to 1990 the share of world income going to today s wealthy nations soared from 20% to 70%. That share has recently plummeted. Richard Baldwin shows how the combination of high tech with low wages propelled industrialization in developing nations, deindustrialization in developed nations,... More Info

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things that Go

Golden Books | May 29, 1974 | 69 pages
On their way to the beach for a picnic the Pig family encounters almost every kind of transportation vehicle imaginable--and imaginary.  More Info

The Iron Curtain Trail

Random House | October 1, 2016 | 352 pages
A hideously over-ambitions challenge on doomed machinery: Tim Moore, author of "Gironimo!," cycles the length of the old Iron Curtain. Scaling a new peak of rash over-ambition, Tim Moore tackles the 9,000km route of the old Iron Curtain on a tiny-wheeled, two-geared East German shopping bike.... More Info

The Folded Clock

Anchor | March 1, 2016 | 304 pages
A New York Times Notable Book Rereading her childhood diaries, Heidi Julavits hoped to find incontrovertible proof that she was always destined to be a writer. Instead, they "revealed me to possess the mind of a phobic tax auditor." Thus was born a desire to try again, to chronicle her daily... More Info

The story of my life

May 29, 2017 | 212 pages
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Sustainable Livelihoods and Rural Development

August 1, 2015 |
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The Quark and the Jaguar

Macmillan | September 15, 1995 | 392 pages
From one of the architects of the new science of simplicity and complexity comes an explanation of the connections between nature at its most basic level and natural selection, archaeology, linguistics, child development, computers, and other complex adaptive systems. Nobel laureate Murray... More Info

Rethinking Capitalism

Wiley-Blackwell | August 1, 2016 | 224 pages
"Thought provoking and fresh - this book challenges how we think about economics.” Gillian Tett, Financial Times Watch an interview with Mariana Mazzucato at Bloomberg here and here. Download the introduction of the book here. Order the book now and receive 20% discount - simply enter promotion... More Info

Die Wise

North Atlantic Books | March 17, 2015 | 416 pages
"A potentially life-changing book for anyone wanting to experience grief and death in a more meaningful way. Grounded in the author's experiences with hundreds of dying people and their families, the book advocates a bold engagement with a part of the human experience that is often more endured... More Info

The Politics of War

May 29, 2017 | 384 pages
Politics of War describes the emergence of the United States as a world power between the years 1890 and 1920-our contrivance of the Spanish-American War and our gratuitous entrance into World War I-and by filling in the back story of an era in which mendacious oligarchy organized the country's... More Info

Beyond the Welfare State

August 31, 2016 | 384 pages
In "Beyond the Welfare State," Sirvan Karimi utilizes a synthesis of Marxian class analysis and the power resources model to provide an analytical foundation for the divergent pattern of public pension systems in Canada and Australia.  More Info

My Life

Simon and Schuster | May 29, 2017 | 723 pages
No summary available.

Killer Book of Serial Killers

Sourcebooks | January 1, 2009 | 352 pages
No summary available.

Station Island

Macmillan | January 1, 1986 | 124 pages
Poems deal with a pilgrim's spiritual journey, the story of an ancient Irish king, and children, nature, change, travel, mortality, and religion  More Info

Will I Ever Be Good Enough?

Atria Books | September 8, 2009 | 272 pages
The first book for daughters who have suffered the abuse of selfish, self-involved mothers, Will I Ever Be Good Enough? provides the expert assistance you need in order to overcome this debilitating history and reclaim your life. Drawing on more than two decades of experience as a therapist... More Info

A Sweet Smell of Roses

Simon and Schuster | December 26, 2007 | 32 pages
Minnie and her sister hear about a freedom march and leave their home to go to their city's downtown area where they listen to Dr. Martin Luther King and join the march, all the while smelling roses.  More Info

The Trip to Echo Spring

Picador | October 28, 2014 | 384 pages
A New York Times Notable Book of 2014 A Time Magazine Notable Book of 2014 Olivia Laing's widely acclaimed account of how writers in the grip of alcoholism created some of the greatest works of American literature In The Trip to Echo Spring, Olivia Laing takes a journey across America, examining... More Info

Commentary on Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics

St. Augustine's Press | January 1, 1993 | 686 pages
The fine editions of the Aristotelian Commentary Series make available long out-of-print commentaries of St. Thomas on Aristotle. Each volume has the full text of Aristotle with Bekker numbers, followed by the commentary of St. Thomas, cross-referenced using an easily accessible mode of referring... More Info

In the Long Run We're All Dead

Verso | January 24, 2017 | 432 pages
A groundbreaking debunking of moderate attempts to resolve financial crises In the ruins of the 2007 2008 financial crisis, self-proclaimed progressives the world over clamoured to resurrect the economic theory of John Maynard Keynes. The crisis seemed to expose the disaster of small-state,... More Info

Gangster Warlords

Bloomsbury Press | January 17, 2017 | 384 pages
On a ranch south of Texas, the man known as The Executioner leaves five hundred body parts in metal barrels. In Brazil's biggest city, a mysterious prisoner orders hit men to gun down forty-one police officers and prison guards in two days. In southwest Mexico, a meth maker is venerated as a saint... More Info

On Living

Penguin | October 25, 2016 | 224 pages
"A hospice chaplain shares the meaning the dying make of their lives, to help us understand what is ultimately important and to make the most of our own still-being-lived lives"--  More Info

Electronic Dreams

Bloomsbury Sigma | March 29, 2016 | 288 pages
Computers invaded British homes for the first time in the early 1980s, with a wave of cheap, futuristic microcomputers that allowed millions of people to discover for themselves the world of computing. In those heady early days of computing, Britannia very much ruled the digital waves.  More Info

Dog Songs

Penguin Books | September 29, 2015 | 144 pages
“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her... More Info

Along a River

July 19, 2013 | 337 pages
Examines how French-Canadian women adapted to their terrain, became involved in trade, and earned influence at the French court during the period between the settlement of the St. Lawrence Lowlands and the Victorian era.  More Info

Global Management of Infectious Disease After Ebola

Oxford University Press | October 21, 2016 | 296 pages
The 2014-2015 Ebola outbreak in West Africa shocked the world with its devastation and its rapid migration to multiple continents. As the systems meant to respond to this sort of epidemic failed, the disease exposed not just weaknesses in international infectious disease surveillance and... More Info

Box Kite

April 5, 2016 | 168 pages
"A piece of paper with writing on it is flat, but when what is written on that paper fills the mind of a reader, it takes off into the wind like a box kite on a windy day,” writes Baziju -- the shared voice of poets Roo Borson and Kim Maltman. This exquisite, collaboratively written sequence of... More Info

Performing Live

Cornell University Press | May 29, 2017 | 266 pages
Current philosophies of art remain sadly dominated by visions of its end and lamentations of decline. Defining the very notions of art and the aesthetic as special products of Western modernity, they suggest that postmodern challenges to traditional high culture pose a devastating danger to art's... More Info

Poisson Un Poisson Deux Poisson Rouge Poisson Bleu

Ulysses Press | December 13, 2011 | 64 pages
It's One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss in French. Of all Dr. Seuss titles, this may be the strongest for helping one learn to read in French because it is 64 fun pages with a wide range of "I Can Read It Myself" vocabulary.The beloved illustrations of Dr. Seuss plus an all new... More Info

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

Random House Childrens Books | May 29, 1988 | 62 pages
Illus. in full color. A "fabulous book of easy words, exciting pictures and inviting rhythm."--"Elementary English.  More Info

Lose Your Mother

Macmillan | January 22, 2008 | 270 pages
Traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey the author took along a slave route in Ghana, vividly dramatizing the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African-American history.  More Info

What We Salvage

Chizine Publications | July 21, 2015 | 250 pages
Skinheads. Drug dealers. Cops. For two brothers-of-circumstance navigating the violent streets of this industrial wasteland, every urban tribe is a potential threat. Yet it is amongst the denizens of these unforgiving alleys, dangerous squat houses, and underground nightclubs that the brothers -... More Info

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