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    • Latino America
      Latino America
      Barreto, Matt.
      Sometime in April 2014, somewhere in a hospital in California, a Latino child tipped the demographic scales as Latinos displaced non-Hispanic whites as the largest racial/ethnic group in the state. So, one-hundred-sixty-six years after the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo brought the Mexican province of Alta California into the United States, Latinos once again became the largest population in the state. Surprised? Texas will make the same transition sometime before 2020. When that happens, America's two most populous states, carrying the largest number of Electoral College votes, will.
    • Chaos Ethics
      Chaos Ethics
      Bateman, Chris.
      Facing ethical disaster perhaps what we need isn''t moral law but moral chaos.
    • Flight of the Eagle
      Flight of the Eagle
      Black, Conrad.
      Like an eagle, American colonists ascended from the gulley of British dependence to the position of sovereign world power in a period of merely two centuries. Seizing territory in Canada and representation in Britain; expelling the French, and even their British forefathers, American leaders George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson paved their nation's way to independence. With the first buds of public relation techniques—of communication, dramatization, and propaganda—America flourished into a vision of freedom, of enterprise, and of unalienable human rights.In Flight of the.
    • The everything guide to the low-FODMAP diet
      The everything guide to the low-FODMAP diet
      Dr. Barbara Bolen and Kathleen Bradley.

    • The actuality of communism.
    • 50 philosophy classics [electronic resource] : thinking, being, acting, seeing : profound insights and powerful thinking from 50 key books
    • Capote [electronic resource] : a biography
      Capote [electronic resource] : a biography
      Gerald Clarke.
      A biography of the American author including his childhood, emergence as a young writer, introduction to the jet set, travels, years of struggle, and descent into a life of alcohol and quarrelsome lovers.
    • The Domestication of Language
      The Domestication of Language
      Cloud, Daniel.
      Language did not evolve only in the distant past. Our shared understanding of the meanings of words is ever-changing, and we make conscious, rational decisions about which words to use and what to mean by them every day. Applying Darwin's theory of “unconscious artificial selection" to the evolution of linguistic conventions, Daniel Cloud suggests a new, evolutionary explanation for the rich, complex, and continually reinvented meanings of our words. The choice of which words to use and in which sense to use them is both a “selection event" and an intentional decision, making Darwin's account.
    • All is calm.
      All is calm.
      Coble, Colleen.

    • Marx [electronic resource] : a beginner's guide
    • The Phoenix Generation
      The Phoenix Generation
      Dennis, Kingsley.
      ''A new phase in human history is in the making, one that is as inevitable as tomorrow''s sunrise. Kingsley Dennis sees this new dawn clearly. The Phoenix Generation is a blueprint for tomorrow - a vision of renewed meaning, hope and optimism.'' Larry Dossey, MD ''To ground and balance the Phoenix Generation is an epochal mission ... this book is a 'must read' for everyone concerned with our future and aware of our moral and all-human obligation to do our best to make this future one of breakthrough rather than of breakdown.'' Ervin Laszlo, author and philosopher Our human psyches have been und.
    • The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU
      The Top Ten Things Dead People Want to Tell YOU
      Dooley, Mike.
      From the afterlife-a new perspective on your life. ""I know this may come as a shock, and you know I'm not fond of using stale one-liners, but-'reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.' I'm as alive now as I was on the day we met, except, maybe, more so."". If the dead could speak, don't you wonder what they would say to those of us they've left behind? What would they tell us to soothe our sorrow for their loss, calm our fears of what happens when we die, and fire us up to live the best possible lives we can right now?. In pages filled with wisdom, humor, and, yes, joy, New York Tim.
    • The Everything Investing in Your 20s and 30s Book
      The Everything Investing in Your 20s and 30s Book
      Duarte, Joe.
      Start planning your financial future now! The most important time to invest for lifelong savings is as early as possible! If you are in your twenties or thirties, it''s time to start building your savings and investing for the future. The Everything Investing in Your 20s and 30s Book includes tips on how you can save money, invest that money wisely, and monitor your progress. With this easy-to-use guide, you''ll learn about: Stocks and bonds Saving for retirement Mutual funds Real estate investing Working with a financial advisor Whether you want to start building a nest egg for retirement,
    • Leon Trotsky and the Organizational Principles of the Revolutionary Party
      Leon Trotsky and the Organizational Principles of the Revolutionary Party
      Feeley, Dianne.
      Trotsky's own words on revolutionary organization, from 1917 to 1940, highlight the dynamics of democratic initiative and principled centralism.
    • The secret strength of angels : 7 virtues to live by
    • Improving your memory : how to remember what you're starting to forget
    • Celtic tree magic ogham lore and druid mysteries.
    • Her perfect lips harperimpulse contemporary romance (a novella).
    • OccupyMedia!
      Fuchs, Christian.
      OccupyMedia! shows how Occupy activists confront capitalism and communication in a world of crisis, capitalism, surveillance and social media.
    • Gre verbal workbook.
    • Losing Tim
      Losing Tim
      Gionfriddo, Paul.
      Paul Gionfriddo's son Tim is one of the “6 percent"—the percentage of all Americans with serious mental illness. He is also one of the half million homeless people with serious mental illnesses in desperate need of help yet often underserved or ignored by our health and social-service systems. In this moving, detailed, yet clear-eyed expose, Gionfriddo describes how Tim and others like him come to live on the street. From the time Tim first began to show recognizable symptoms of schizophrenia to the inadequate institutional and educational supports he received growing up, his isolation from f.
    • Black raven's lady.
      Black raven's lady.
      Harrington, Kathleen.

    • The fate of the forest [electronic resource] : developers, destroyers, and defenders of the Amazon
    • Heart craving.
      Heart craving.
      Hill, Sandra.

    • Rev-o-loom-tion : a modern kids' guide to rocking rubber bands
      Rev-o-loom-tion : a modern kids' guide to rocking rubber bands
      Liz Hum.
      The hottest trend right now, rubber band jewelry is endlessly customizable to suit your mood! 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.
    • Hawk
      Kendig, Ronie.
      Raptor's communications expert, Staff Sergeant Brian "Hawk" Bledsoe is struggling with his inner demons, leaving him on the verge of an "other than honorable" discharge. Plagued with corrupted intel, Raptor team continues to track down the terrorist playing chess with their lives. Afghan pilot Fekiria Haidary is devastated when a systems glitch on her aircraft forces a weapons launch on a safe target. And when the deadly bombing separates Brian from the team, he must make an impossible choice: save his brothers-in-arms, or save the woman and children depending on him to survive a brutal snowst.
    • Pop song piracy [electronic resource] : disobedient music distribution since 1929
      Pop song piracy [electronic resource] : disobedient music distribution since 1929
      Barry Kernfeld.
      The music industry's ongoing battle against digital piracy is just the latest skirmish in a long conflict over who has the right to distribute music. Starting with music publishers' efforts to stamp out bootleg compilations of lyric sheets in 1929, Barry Kernfeld's Pop Song Piracy details nearly a century of disobedient music distribution from song sheets to MP3s. In the 1940s and '50s, Kernfeld reveals, song sheets were succeeded by fake books, unofficial volumes of melodies and lyrics for popular songs that were a key tool for musicians. Music publishers attempted to wipe out fake books, but after their efforts proved unsuccessful they published their own. Pop Song Piracy shows that this pattern of disobedience, prohibition, and assimilation recurred in each conflict over unauthorized music distribution, from European pirate radio stations to bootlegged live shows. Beneath this pattern, Kernfeld argues, there exists a complex give and take between distribution methods that merely copy existing songs (such as counterfeit CDs) and ones that transform songs into new products (such as file sharing). Ultimately, he contends, it was the music industry's persistent lagging behind in creating innovative products that led to the very piracy it sought to eliminate.
    • Mrs hudson's case.
      Mrs hudson's case.
      King, Laurie R.

    • On slowness : toward an aesthetic of the contemporary
    • The Secessionist States of America
      The Secessionist States of America
      MacKinnon, Douglas.
      Millions of American families from every race, creed, and economic background are losing hope as the United States continues slide deeper into fiscal insanity and moral decay. Where will America stand when we lose our traditional values, border security, and limited government?Having gained insight from industry experts in farming, energy, infrastructure, and finance, author Douglas MacKinnon has outlined one alternative to our existing government in an entirely constitutional and legal approach—secession from the United States of America.President Abraham Lincoln once said, “This country, wit.
    • Past lives, present stories healing & wisdom through past life exploration.
    • The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook
      The Everything Mediterranean Slow Cooker Cookbook
      McLay, Brooke.
      Easy, make-ahead meals for a healthier lifestyle! The benefits of a Mediterranean diet--fresh vegetables and fruits, whole grains, seafood and lean meats, nuts, and olive oil--are well known. People who live in the region have the lowest rates of chronic diseases and one of the highest life expectancies in the world. Inside are 300 recipes that combine the vibrant flavor of Mediterranean ingredients with the ease and convenience of slow cooking. You''ll find mouthwatering dishes such as: Parmesan olive focaccia Black and white bean dip Citrusy and sticky honey wings Apricot-stuffed pork t.
    • The star-crossed stone [electronic resource] : the secret life, myths, and history of a fascinating fossil
      The star-crossed stone [electronic resource] : the secret life, myths, and history of a fascinating fossil
      Kenneth J. McNamara.
      Throughout the four hundred thousand years that humanity has been collecting fossils, sea urchin fossils, or echinoids, have continually been among the most prized, from the Paleolithic era, when they decorated flint axes, to today, when paleobiologists study them for clues to the earth's history. In The Star-Crossed Stone, Kenneth J. McNamara, an expert on fossil echinoids, takes readers on an incredible fossil hunt, with stops in history, paleontology, folklore, mythology, art, religion, and much more. Beginning with prehistoric times, when urchin fossils were used as jewelry, McNamara revea.
    • Our magnetic Earth [electronic resource] : the science of geomagnetism
    • First SEALs
      First SEALs
      O''Donnell, Patrick K.
      <Div>From bestselling author Patrick K. O''Donnell, the untold story of World War II''s first unit of special operations combat swimmers&#x97;precursors of today''s US Navy SEALs</div>
    • The girly thoughts 10-day detox plan : the resilient woman's guide to saying no to negative self-talk and yes to personal power
    • Meditation for Busy People
      Meditation for Busy People
      Meditation for Busy People offers simple strategies to reduce tension, minimize chronic stress, and quickly relax and unwind.Nobody needs meditation more than people who have no time to meditate. These busy people may have tried meditation but given it up, as it seems so difficult to integrate into a hectic lifestyle.Most traditional meditation techniques were developed thousands of years ago for people living a very different lifestyle than today. Few people today find it easy to just sit down and relax. Meditation for Busy People is filled with methods that can actually be integrated into ev.
    • The 60-Second Philosopher
      The 60-Second Philosopher
      Pessin, Andrew.
      Philosophy means ""love of knowledge"" in Greek. Unfortunately, as much as we all love knowledge, we don't all have the time to spend acquiring it! This fabulous little book provides the perfect antidote. Split into 60 one-minute chapters, Andrew Pessin offers you a snippet of philosophical wisdom everyday, giving you something to think about on your coffee break. From time travel and morality, to happiness and freedom, Pessin is bound to entertain you with his razor-sharp wit. The perfect way to hone your mental faculties ,The Sixty-Second Philosopher will delight aspiring thinkers everywhe.
    • Blackballed : the Black vote and US democracy
    • Sex, drugs, and sea slime [electronic resource] : the oceans' oddest creatures and why they matter
    • Art is every day [electronic resource] : activities for the home, park, museum, and city
      Art is every day [electronic resource] : activities for the home, park, museum, and city
      Eileen S. Prince.
      "An art project and activity book aimed at helping children and adults improve their basic understanding of art, this reference stresses art elements and principles, which in turn promote observation and discovery on a daily basis. Ideal for anyone wanting to bring meaningful, rich, and fun art experiences into children's lives, this work is stocked with 65 artsy activities for the home, park, city, or even museum. Projects include going on a photographic scavenger hunt in search of forms and shapes, writing an imaginary autobiography based solely on a museum portrait, and making a sand casting on a trip to the beach. The projects, which are accessible and require only free or inexpensive materials, are accompanied by a helpful index that categorizes projects by elements and principles"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Meditation as a Way of Life
      Meditation as a Way of Life
      Pritz, Alan L.
      Among primers on meditation, this book is exceptional in how it guides readers who treasure inner growth and are looking for reliable direction on how to achieve it in an authentic and sustainable way. The author, a student of the Indian yogi Paramahansa Yogananda, distills the teachings of many other spiritual traditions and religions, including Christianity, into an interfaith perspective that will appeal to all seekers of the divine. Specific elements include the foundations of spiritual practice; the benefits of energy-building exercises, affirmations, and healthy lifestyle regimens; instr.
    • To Make Men Free
      To Make Men Free
      Richardson, Heather Cox.
      A distinguished American historian traces the paradoxical evolution of the Republican Party&#x97;founded to give the poor equal opportunity, but too often aligned with the country's elites.
    • A natural history of time [electronic resource]
    • Never Too Late
      Never Too Late
      Rowan, Roy.
      <DIV><I>Never Too Late</I> is one man's views of the pleasures and potentials of old age based on a long life of adventure as a correspondent for the world's leading magazines-and the lessons learned along the way from diverse groups of people, from the world's most powerful leaders to some of the world's most hapless individuals.</DIV>
    • Who Killed the American Family?
      Who Killed the American Family?
      Schlafly, Phyllis.
      American families are the backbone of this nation. The American family is the fundamental institution that provided the Founding Fathers with the emotional support and driving courage to face the tyrannical government that threatened their very existence. The American family used to be the fundamental institution of our stable, liberty-loving, and very successful society. It is the essential building block of a free society with limited government.In the last hundred years, the American family has been attacked, debased, maligned, slandered, and vilified by every facet of society. No family is.
    • The Heritage Guide to the Constitution
      The Heritage Guide to the Constitution
      Spalding, Matthew.
      A landmark work of more than one hundred scholars, The Heritage Guide to the Constitution is a unique line-by-line analysis explaining every clause of America''s founding charter and its contemporary meaning.In this fully revised second edition, leading scholars in law, history, and public policy offer more than two hundred updated and incisive essays on every clause of the Constitution.From the stirring words of the Preamble to the Twenty-seventh Amendment, you will gain new insights into the ideas that made America, important debates that continue from our Founding, and the Constitution''s t.
    • 365 ways to attract good luck simple steps to take control of chance and improve your future.
    • On the abolition of all political parties [electronic resource]
      On the abolition of all political parties [electronic resource]
      Simone Weil
      An NYRB Classics Original A brilliant woman who was a study in fiercely maintained contradictions, a star student who went to work on a factory line, a Jewish convert to Catholicism who insisted on refusing baptism, Simone Weil is one of the most intransigent and taxing of spiritual masters, always willing to push her thinking'and us'one step beyond the apparently reasonable in pursuit of the one truth, the one good. She asks hard questions and avoids easy answers. In this essay'now in English for the first time'she challenges the foundation of the modern liberal political order, making an argument that will have particular resonance in present-day America. Examining the dynamic of power and propaganda caused by party spirit, the increasing disregard for truth in favor of opinion, and the consequent corruption of education, journalism, and art, Weil proposes that politics can only begin where the party spirit comes to an end. This volume also reprints an admiring portrait of Weil by the Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz and an essay about Weil's friendship with Albert Camus by the translator Simon Leys.
    • Knowledge in the time of cholera [electronic resource] : the struggle over American medicine in the nineteenth century
      Knowledge in the time of cholera [electronic resource] : the struggle over American medicine in the nineteenth century
      Owen Whooley.
      Vomiting. Diarrhea. Dehydration. Death. Confusion. In 1832, the arrival of cholera in the United States created widespread panic throughout the country. For the rest of the century, epidemics swept through American cities and towns like wildfire, killing thousands. Physicians of all stripes offered conflicting answers to the cholera puzzle, ineffectively responding with opiates, bleeding, quarantines, and all manner of remedies, before the identity of the dreaded infection was consolidated under the germ theory of disease some sixty years later.These cholera outbreaks ra