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2005 Lonely Planet Calendar

2005 Lonely Planet Calendar

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For more than 30 years, Lonely Planet has stood apart from the travel-guide pack. With a spirit of discovery and adventure, emphasis on each destination's history and culture, and a philosophy of positive contribution to the countries it visits, Lonely Planet is for modern-day explorers who seek a fuller experience when they leave home.Now in its eighth successful year, "The Lonely Planet Calendar" reflects this exciting approach to travel. It takes trekkers and armchair travelers to twelve thrilling destinations--Lithuania to Senegal, the Dominican Republic to Mongolia--packed with beauty and surprise. With hundreds of full-color photographs, it puts the world into focus.
365 Days of Creative Play

365 Days of Creative Play

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Projects that you can do with your kids, and even better, activities they can do by themselves.--Family Circle

Now there is a solution to every day of the year.--Parenting

This amazing resource of fun and thoughtful activities for kids ages two years and up will help encourage their creativity and learning through play. Using only safe, simple household supplies, 365 Days of Creative Play is great for parents, grandparents and childcare providers. Illustrated by children.

365 Puppies a Year Calendar

365 Puppies a Year Calendar

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Floppy ears galore. Floor-thumping tails aplenty. Big, clumsy paws in abundance, gentle puppy expressions by the hundreds. For people who really love puppies, no other calendar compares. Meet gangly Labs in black, chocolate, and yellow. Goldens by the basketful. Jack Russells ready to rumble, palm-size Yorkies, ghostly weimaraners, and mysterious mutts that prompt the question: what will they look like in a year?
Featuring the winners of the 10th Annual Puppies of Distinction Contest, "365 Puppies-A-Year" is an all-out celebration of the cutest faces in puppydom. In addition to the puppies, the calendar includes training tips and other essential puppy-care information.
422 Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs

422 Art Nouveau Designs and Motifs

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More than 400 beautiful images --
rendered in the sensuous Art Nouveau style

Striking reproductions from a rare French portfolio of plants, animals, birds, insects, florals, abstracts, women, landscape and other subjects are all depicted in the exquisite Art Nouveau manner. Designs are shown in a wide array of usable formats: borders, repeating patterns, mortised cuts, corners, frames, and other configurations. The imaginatively rendered motifs are ideal for use in textile and wallpaper design, book and magazine illustration, poster art, and a host of other graphic projects.

Absolutely Essential Eloise

Absolutely Essential Eloise

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Eloise has sold more than two million copies and has made an indelible mark on American culture. Eloise: The Absolutely Essential Edition has every word and drawing from the original, plus a 16-page Eloise scrapbook, illustrated with never-before-seen photos, memorabilia, and sketches. Two-color illustrations. Illustrator tour.
African American Wisdom

African American Wisdom

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Now available in this beautiful gift edition, this collection of the wisdom, reflections and folk-sayings by Americans of African descent includes the words of Toni Morrison, Martin Luther King Jr., Bill Cosby, Harriet Tubman, Mahalia Jackson, Zora Neale Hurston, and James Baldwin. The book cuts across generational and cultural lines with its insight and appeal.
After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

After Heaven: Spirituality in America Since the 1950s

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The evolution of American spirituality over the past fifty years is the subject of Robert Wuthnow's engrossing new book. Wuthnow uses in-depth interviews and a broad range of resource materials to show how Americans, from teenagers to senior citizens, define their spiritual journeys. His findings are a telling reflection of the changes in beliefs and lifestyles that have occurred throughout the United States in recent decades.

Wuthnow reconstructs the social and cultural reasons for an emphasis on a spirituality of dwelling (houses of worship, denominations, neighborhoods) during the 1950s. Then in the 1960s a spirituality of seeking began to emerge, leading individuals to go beyond established religious institutions. In subsequent chapters Wuthnow examines attempts to reassert spiritual discipline, encounters with the sacred (such as angels and near-death experiences), and the development of the "inner self." His final chapter discusses a spirituality of practice, an alternative for people who are uncomfortable within a single religious community and who want more than a spirituality of endless seeking.

The diversity of contemporary American spirituality comes through in the voices of the interviewees. Christians, Jews, Buddhists, Muslims, Hindus, and Native Americans are included, as are followers of occult practices, New Age religions, and other eclectic groups. Wuthnow also notes how politicized spirituality, evangelical movements, and resources such as Twelve-Step programs and mental health therapy influence definitions of religious life today.

Wuthnow's landmark book, The Restructuring of American Religion (1988), documented the changes in institutional religion in the United States; now After Heaven explains the changes in personal spirituality that have come to shape our religious life. Moreover, it is a compelling and insightful guide to understanding American culture at century's end.
Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

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A New York Times Best Seller

"Powerful...an important read." --Publishers Weekly

New York Times
bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America's biggest sacred cow: football

In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions:

- Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia?
- What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood--run, leap, throw, tackle--into a billion-dollar industry?
- How did a sport that causes brain damage become such an important emblem for our institutions of higher learning?

There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America's favorite game with such searing candor.

Age of Grief

Age of Grief

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The luminous novella and stories in The Age of Grief explore the vicissitudes of love, friendship, and marriage with all the compassion and insight that have come to be expected from Jane Smiley, the Pulitzer Prize--winning author of A Thousand Acres.

In "The Pleasure of Her Company," a lonely, single woman befriends the married couple next door, hoping to learn the secret of their happiness. In "Long Distance," a man finds himself relieved of the obligation to continue an affair that is no longer compelling to him, only to be waylaid by the guilt he feels at his easy escape. And in the incandescently wise and moving title novella, a dentist, aware that his wife has fallen in love with someone else, must comfort her when she is spurned, while maintaining the secret of his own complicated sorrow. Beautifully written, with a wry intelligence and a lively comic touch, The Age of Grief captures moments of great intimacy with grace, clarity, and indelible emotional power.
Al-Jazeera

Al-Jazeera

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With more than fifty million viewers, Al Jazeera is one of the most widely watched news channels in the world. And it's also one of the most controversial. Set up by the maverick Emir of Qatar, Al Jazeera ("the island") quickly became a household name after September 11 by delivering some of the biggest scoops in television history, including a notorious string of taped speeches from Osama bin Laden. Lambasted as a mouthpiece for Al Qaeda, little is actually known about Al Jazeera and its operations. Its journalists have been accused of spying for everyone from Mossad to Saddam Hussein, sometimes simultaneously, and a star Al Jazeera reporter has been accused of being an active member and recruiter for a Spanish-based Al Qaeda cell. Al Jazeera now has plans to launch an English version of its controversial satellite news channel in the first half of 2005. This time it is aimed not just toward Arabs and Muslims, but Americans as well. Journalist Hugh Miles speculates on the potentially dramatic effects of the network's new station on the Western world while uncovering the true story behind one of the most influential media outlets.
Amelia Bedelia

Amelia Bedelia

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In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers

America Is

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In words and pictures, this is a salute to our great country, the land of freedom for us and for people all over the world.
In her poetic text, Louise Borden evokes with bold strokes many aspects of our nation -- its farmlands, its prairies, its cattle country, its cities, its rivers, and the many kinds of people who live and work here. Mountains and deserts, waterfalls and beaches -- each of our states has special things to see and enjoy. And all over this country, our flag flies, with fifty stars for our current fifty states and thirteen broad stripes for our original thirteen colonies.
A few years ago, Louise Borden spoke to a group of schoolchildren in a library in Birmingham, England. When she finished, the very first question was, What's it like to live in America? This book is her answer. Readers of all ages will join in this salute to the place we call home, celebrated here in a simple, inspiring text and in lovely, atmospheric, full-color pictures.
American Mania When More is Not Enough

American Mania When More is Not Enough

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Despite an astonishing appetite for life, more and more Americans are feeling overworked and dissatisfied. In the world's most affluent nation, epidemic rates of stress, anxiety, depression, obesity, and time urgency are now grudgingly accepted as part of everyday existence--they signal the American Dream gone awry. Peter C. Whybrow, director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, grounds the extraordinary achievements and excessive consumption of the American nation in an understanding of the biology of the brain's reward system--offering for the first time a comprehensive and physical explanation for the addictive mania of consumerism. American Mania presents a clear and novel vantage point from which to understand the most pressing social issues of our time, while offering an informed approach to refocusing our pursuit of happiness.
Anatomy of a Rose: Exploring the Secret LIfe of Flowers

Anatomy of a Rose: Exploring the Secret LIfe of Flowers

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In Anatomy of a Rose, Sharman Apt Russell eloquently unveils the inner life of flowers. From their diverse fragrances to their nasty deceptions, Russell proves that, where nature is concerned, wonder is not only our starting point, it can also be our destination. Throughout this botanical journey, she reveals that the science behind these intelligent plants-how they evolved, how they survive, how they heal-is even more awe-inspiring than their fleeting beauty. Russell helps us imagine what a field of snapdragons looks like to a honeybee, and she introduces us to flowers that regulate their own temperature, attract pollinating bats, even smell like a rotting corpse. She also delves into cutting-edge research on everything from flower senses to their healing power. Long used to ease everything from depression to childbirth, flowers are now our main line of defense against childhood leukemia and the deadly Ebola virus. In this poetic rumination, which combines graceful writing with a scientist's clarity, Russell brings together the work of botanists around the globe, and illuminates a world at once familiar and exotic.
Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

Anxiety and Phobia Workbook

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A new guide to overcoming anxiety, this book features proven techniques for confronting and beating a wide variety of phobias, fears, and anxieties.
Are You Ticklish?

Are You Ticklish?

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- Large, satisfying tactile areas for little hands.
- Simple rhyming text makes this title an easy and fun read.
Ariel -- the Restored Edition

Ariel -- the Restored Edition

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"Made up of poems that are so original in their style and so startlingly accomplished in their confessional voice that they helped change the direction of contemporary poetry, Ariel is a masterpiece." -- New York Observer

Sylvia Plath's famous collection, as she intended it.

When Sylvia Plath died, she not only left behind a prolific life but also her unpublished literary masterpiece, Ariel. When her husband, Ted Hughes, first brought this collection to the public, it garnered worldwide acclaim, but it wasn't the draft Sylvia had wanted her readers to see. This facsimile edition restores, for the first time, Plath's original manuscript--including handwritten notes--and her own selection and arrangement of poems. This edition also includes in facsimile the complete working drafts of her poem Ariel, which provide a rare glimpse into the creative process of a beloved writer. This publication introduces a truer version of Plath's works, and will alter her legacy forever.

Aristotle's Children

Aristotle's Children

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Europe was in the long slumber of the Middle Ages, the Roman Empire was in tatters, and the Greek language was all but forgotten, until a group of twelfth-century scholars rediscovered and translated the works of Aristotle. His ideas spread like wildfire across Europe, offering the scientific view that the natural world, including the soul of man, was a proper subject of study. The rediscovery of these ancient ideas sparked riots and heresy trials, caused major upheavals in the Catholic Church, and also set the stage for today's rift between reason and religion.

In Aristotle's Children, Richard Rubenstein transports us back in history, rendering the controversies of the Middle Ages lively and accessible-and allowing us to understand the philosophical ideas that are fundamental to modern thought.

Paperback Fiction

Bedrock Faith
By: May, Eric Charles
Memorial
By: Washington, Bryan
Lying Life of Adults
By: Ferrante, Elena
Infinite Country
By: Engel, Patricia
You Feel It Just Below the Ribs
By: Matthewson, Janina
Hench
By: Walschots, Natalie Zina

Hardcover Non-Fiction

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
By: Ai Weiwei
Going There
By: Couric, Katie
Between the Lines
By: Beutter Cohen, Uli
David Copperfields History of Magic
By: Britland, David
Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
By: Wengrow, David
Welcome to Dunder Mifflin
By: Silverman, Ben

Hardcover Fiction

Noor
Author: Okorafor, Nnedi
Little Hope
Author: Joella, Ethan
Chouette
Author: Oshetsky, Claire
Termination Shock
Author: Stephenson, Neal
Sentence
Author: Erdrich, Louise
All of Us Villains
Author: Herman, Christine Lynn