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Summertime

by Joanne Dugan

Summer is the best season of all, with its long days, blue skies, and endless horizons. Summertime collects more than 100 photos that capture the essence of the season from such highly acclaimed photographers as Joel Meyerowitz, Martin Parr, and Peter Marlow. Quotes from luminaries intermingle with dreamy pictures--sandy toes, empty docks, blue water--that instantly evoke the perfect summer moment. A jacketed hardcover, Summertime is casual, elegant, and ideally sized for the summer cottage coffee table--the perfect gift for weekend hosts, or those who long for an escape to their favorite season all year round.

What to Talk About

by Rob Baedeker Chris Colin Tony Millionaire

Homo sapiens have been speaking for hundreds of years--and yet basic communication still stymies us. We freeze up in elevators, on dates, at parties, under Dumpsters. We stagger through our exchanges merely hoping not to crash, never considering that we might soar. We go home sweaty and eat a birthday cake in the shower.But no more. With What to Talk About you'll learn to speak--fluently, intelligently, charmingly--to family, friends, coworkers, lovers, future lovers, horse trainers, children, even yourself. This hilarious manual, written by two award-winning authors and illustrated by legendary cartoonist Tony Millionaire, is tailor-made for anyone who might one day attend a dinner party, start a job, celebrate a birthday, graduate from school, date a human, or otherwise use words.What to Talk About is not rocket science, but it is a lot like brain surgery, in the sense that is terrifying, risky--and could change you forever.

Juice It!

by Antonis Achilleos Robin Asbell

Juicing is cold off the press! Filled with 65 vibrant recipes for turning fresh fruits and vegetables into delicious and healthful juices, this refreshing cookbook offers essential guidance for utilizing the increasing number of juicers and high-performance blenders popping up in home kitchens. From perky blends such as Mango Green Tea Booster and Ginger Jolt to quiet soothers like Berry Melon and Grape Night's Sleep, these inspired beverages guarantee invigorating flavor combinations and prove the power of drinking your vitamins and loving it too. Whether the goal is weight loss, cleansing, increased nutrition, or more energy, Juice It! makes it easy to whip up blends that taste great.

Josey Baker Bread (Sneak Preview)

by Josey Baker Erin Kunkel

A free sneak preview of Josey Baker Bread, the first cookbook from Josey Baker and the team at The Mill in San Francisco. Download now and enjoy this free recipe sampler before the book goes on sale on April 15, 2014.This is the first true entry-level bread-baking cookbook, from Josey Baker (that's his real name!), a former science teacher turned San Francisco baking sensation. Josey Baker Bread combines step-by-step lessons with more than 100 photographs, offering easy-to-follow guidance for aspiring bakers. Recipes start with the basic formula for making bread-- requiring little more than flour, water, time, and a pan--and build in depth and detail as the user progresses to more complex loaves, including Josey's cult favorite Dark Mountain Rye. With chapters dedicated to pizza, pocketbreads, and treats, Josey's playful, encouraging tone makes for a fun read full of great advice for bakers of all levels.

Banjo Man

by Sally Goldenbaum Adrienne Staff

Adrienne Staff and Sally Goldenbaum pluck the heartstrings in this tender story of a young nun learning how to be a woman in love.After a childhood under her father's strict rules, followed by five years as a nun, Laurie O'Neill wants a little independence. So she ventures to visit a friend and is greeted by a handsome, shirtless, banjo-pickin' guy named Rick Westin. Life in a convent certainly hasn't prepared Laurie for the effect of Rick's sleepy grin and bare chest. How would a "normal" girl react to such temptation? Laurie's instincts terrify her, but she didn't shed the habit just to watch other people live their lives.Rick Westin has built quite a reputation as a banjo player, but in all his days on the road he's never met a woman like Laurie. Something about her vulnerability and captivating innocence makes him want to sing. He'll do anything to be with her--and agrees to take things as slowly as she needs. But when Laurie seems to lose her courage in the face of true love, Rick has no choice but to trust her heart to make the right decision.

Me and Mrs. Jones

by Linda Cajio

In Linda Cajio's wonderful tale of passion reignited, a pair of ex-lovers make a running start toward overcoming the barriers that have long divided them. Kate Perry's well-ordered world goes topsy-turvy when she brings a stray tabby to the vet with an injured paw. The doctor on duty is her ex-husband, Mitchell Jones, and seeing him again reminds her of the ecstasy--and agony--they once shared. But ever since her divorce, Kate finds that intimacy has just been too painful. So she avoids it at all costs--despite the way her body reacts when she gets too close to Dr. Jones. One look at Kate tells Mitch that the heat between them remains, although there are some major obstacles to winning her back. His disastrous second marriage--to Kate's high school rival--may be over, but it left him a single father to a daughter who needs him more than ever. Besides, Kate's different now, sharp and businesslike. But underneath the tailored suits and high heels, the fun-loving Kate is in there somewhere, and Mitch will find her again . . . no matter what it takes.

The Mail Order Groom

by Sandra Chastain

Sandra Chastain returns to the richly sensuous Wild West as a case of mistaken identity leads to uninhibited passion and pleasure.Melissa Grayson desires nothing more than to teach art and poetry to the children at the private school founded by her father. But every trip Melissa makes into town drives the single men into such a frenzy that the local clergy and sheriff finally give her an ultimatum: marriage or jail. Prepared to make any sacrifice for her students, Melissa writes her New York pen pal--a sickly, sensitive scholar--to arrange a platonic union whose real commitment will be to education.Gambling man Lucky Lawrence is always up for a game of chance. But when a sore loser expects Lucky to pay with his life, even he wouldn't bet on making it out alive--until he's confused for a studious Harvard boy who's engaged to the most beautiful woman Lucky has ever seen. Never one to deny a damsel in distress, Lucky happily plays the part. Melissa in turn is shocked to discover that her groom is so ruggedly handsome--with broad shoulders and teasing eyes . . . a man who just may show her a love she has always thought existed only in books.

The Outlaw Bride

by Sandra Chastain

Some marriages are made in heaven. But as Sandra Chastain proves in this stirring, sensual novel, others are made on the run.As a young orphan, Josie Miller was rescued from a life on the streets and given a good home. Josie owes everything she has--from her hard-won law degree to her impressive knowledge of medicine--to that simple act of kindness. So when a bullet-riddled man is brought to Josie's house, she is determined to care for him. Even after learning that her patient is running from the law, Josie can't control the fire that the rugged loner ignites inside her--despite her vow to never, ever bind herself to a man.Some call Sims Callahan a thief; few believe he's just an honest man trying to clear his name. Only Josie trusts him--and every night they spend together in Wyoming's Big Sky country, Sims feels an intensifying temptation to accept the tender innocence she offers. When Sims flees again, the prim and proper Josie finds herself a willing hostage who'll stop at nothing to save him--even if it means marrying him to do so.Praise for The Outlaw Bride"A wonderful western romp--poignant, funny, and sparkling with captivating characters you'll root for. I loved it."--New York Times bestselling author Nicole Jordan

The Pursuit of Tamsen Littlejohn

by Lori Benton

Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn't come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance. Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all--loving a man who has risked everything for her?

Seasons of Tomorrow

by Cindy Woodsmall

As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming.More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Time has helped to heal the wounds of Rhoda's recent severed relationship, and she finds that even her unusual gift of profound intuition is less of a burden as she continues to seek God's wisdom for her future. She is happy to be working alongside the King family and the love of her life as they tend and nurture the settlement's orchard.Yet when Leah King's involvement with Englischer Landon Olson becomes known outside of the Maine community, her disregard of the Ordnung could threaten all the Orchard Bend Amish are building. In the midst of addressing the discord, a shocking tragedy challenges the young settlement like never before, threatening to uproot Rhoda's peace and the future of everything she holds dear.When several members of Orchard Bend Farms are displaced, the estranged King brother is called upon to return. Can those who founded the new Amish community in Maine unite Or will the lingering pain of past hurts and present struggles result in the end of their dreams?From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tragedy in the Commons

by Michael Macmillan Alison Loat

In Tragedy in the Commons, Alison Loat and Michael MacMillan, founders of the non-partisan think tank Samara, draw on an astonishing eighty exit interviews with former Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum to unearth surprising observations about the practice of politics in Canada. Though Canada is at the top of international rankings of democracies, Canadians themselves increasingly don't see politics as a way to solve society's problems. Small wonder. In the news, they see grandstanding in the House of Commons and MPs pursuing agendas that don't always make sense to the people who elected them. But elected officials make critical choices about how this wildly diverse country functions today and how it will thrive in the future. They direct billions of dollars in public funding and craft the laws that have allowed Canada to lead the way internationally. Even with so much at stake, citizens--voters--are turning away. How did one of the world's most functional democracies go so very wrong? In Tragedy in the Commons, MPs describe arriving at their political careers almost by accident; few say they aspired to be in politics before it "happened" to them. In addition, almost without fail, each MP describes the tremendous influence of their political party: from the manipulation of the nomination process to enforced voting in the House and in committees, the unseen hand of the party dominates every aspect of the MP's existence. Loat and MacMillan ask: Just what do we want Members of Parliament to be doing? To whom are they accountable? And should parties be trusted with the enormous power they wield with such little oversight or citizen involvement? With unprecedented access to the perspective and experience of Canada's public leaders, Tragedy in the Commons concludes by offering solutions for improving the way politics works in Canada, and how all Canadians can reinvigorate a democracy that has lost its way, its purpose and the support of the public it is meant to serve.

CSS: The Missing Manual

by David Sawyer Mcfarland

Cascading Style Sheets can turn humdrum websites into highly-functional, professional-looking destinations, but many designers merely treat CSS as window-dressing to spruce up their site's appearance. You can tap into the real power of this tool with CSS: The Missing Manual. This second edition combines crystal-clear explanations, real-world examples, and dozens of step-by-step tutorials to show you how to design sites with CSS that work consistently across browsers. Witty and entertaining, this second edition gives you up-to-the-minute pro techniques. You'll learn how to: Create HTML that's simpler, uses less code, is search-engine friendly, and works well with CSS Style text by changing fonts, colors, font sizes, and adding borders Turn simple HTML links into complex and attractive navigation bars -- complete with rollover effects Create effective photo galleries and special effects, including drop shadows Get up to speed on CSS 3 properties that work in the latest browser versions Build complex layouts using CSS, including multi-column designs Style web pages for printing With CSS: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, you'll find all-new online tutorial pages, expanded CSS 3 coverage, and broad support for Firebox, Safari, and other major web browsers, including Internet Explorer 8. Learn how to use CSS effectively to build new websites, or refurbish old sites that are due for an upgrade.

Carl Weber Presents Ride or Die Chick 1: The Story of Treacherous and Teflon

by J. M. Benjamin

From the day he was born, Treacherous Freeman was never given a fair chance. He was raised by his father, a notorious gangster who deprived Treacherous of a normal childhood. Instead, he gave Treacherous an education in life on the streets of Virginia. When the time comes for Treacherous to make some sudden decisions, he has no idea they will land him in the very place that he is trying to avoid. Teflon Jackson is a beautiful woman who is the result of a horrible union. With a prostitute for a mother and a pimp for a father, Teflon's childhood was far from a fairytale. Witnessing her parents' abusive relationship, Teflon is determined not to follow in her mother's footsteps. When tragedy strikes and Teflon is forced into the streets to fend for herself, however, she finds herself relying on all the tricks her mother taught her. Treacherous and Teflon cross paths, and what starts out as a bad situation blossoms into an unbreakable bond. A bona fide gangster, Treacherous is confident that he can't lose, as long as he has his ride or die chick!Carl Weber Presents Ride or Die Chick: The Story of Treacherous and Teflon is about two people who come from nothing and are willing to sacrifice everything. This is a modern day tale of Bonnie and Clyde, built on a love that is stronger than that of Romeo and Juliet.

Twylite

by Rhonda M. Lawson

Twylite Knight has always thought of herself as a cut above the other girls who attend her New Orleans Catholic school. She makes excellent grades, has an angelic singing voice, and an older boyfriend who drives her around in his fancy car and showers her with gifts. Her family sees Peanut for what he really is--an abusive, manipulative criminal who will bring their daughter nothing but trouble. Once Twylite begins to see Peanut through her parents' eyes, she leaves him, but Peanut isn't ready to let go so easily. When his quest to get her back ends in a brutal rape, Twylite begins questioning her entire outlook on life. New to New Orleans, Isis Reynolds is a sexual assault victims' advocate and has just been assigned to Twylite's case. Having had a troublesome teen life herself, she immediately identifies with her client--so much so that she doesn't realize she's in too deep until she smacks rock bottom face to face. Dr. Alexis Duplessis has been Twylite's doctor for as long as she can remember. Twylite sees the doctor as a big sister, so when she is raped, it's no surprise that Alexis is the first person she runs to. Alexis, who traditionally only looks out for herself, now finds herself in the middle as she watches both Isis and Twylite self-destruct in their own ways. Will any of these women find their way back to sanity, or will they get lost in an issue that they find is much bigger than themselves? Is there really a light after the storm?

Damsels In Distress

by Nikita Lynnette Nichols

What happens when a fifteen-year-old secret between three best friends is exposed?Celeste Harper seems to be happily married and living life to its fullest. That's what she wants everyone to believe, but her failure to conceive a baby and the critical information she is withholding from her husband may demolish her house of cards. Ginger Brown meets a guy online and invites him to stay in her home. It isn't long before she finds herself having to ask for permission to go to church. Dirty dishes left in the sink, canned goods not neatly stacked, and missing curfew by just one minute earns Ginger a beat down on a regular basis. How long will the make-up hide the bruises?Portia Dunn is single and fancy free, but she has a dangerous taste for married men. She enjoys collecting money for her rent, car note, and bills. When a wife takes notice of mishandled funds and takes over the checkbook, Portia's free ride is over. Now faced with having to support her own shopping addiction, Portia puts a plan in motion to make it too easy for the Mrs. to learn of her husband's adulterous affair. These three women have shared an unbreakable bond since high school. They've also vowed to never make mention of what occurred in a dark, dingy basement during their junior year. When a heated fellowship between them develops into an all-out brawl with name calling, the very subject they've sworn to keep buried suddenly emerges. The Damsels turn on each other, and war is declared.

Judgment Day

by Anya Nicole

You can't trust anyone--not even your best friend. Brandon and Chris are back, and their one-time brotherly friendship is now a thing of the past. On the run for attempted murder, Chris is a man on a mission, and Brandon is his intended target. Chris will do anything to survive in the streets and get even with Brandon. Along his deadly quest for revenge, he unexpectedly faces his past and realizes what being a man is truly about. But will it be too late?Brandon, now a married man, is still up to his old tricks. He loves women and money; it's just that simple. But when he realizes that his wife, Mia, has a few tricks of her own, he soon discovers that she isn't the person she made herself out to be. He sets out to find out who the real Mia is, and learns she's a woman who'll stop at nothing to seek revenge for his cheating ways. Will Chris and Brandon resolve their differences, or will each man pay on judgment day?

Lip Smackin' Good

by Natalie Weber

After one night as a stripper, Cindy decides she can't take it and quits. Unlike most of the girls she knows from the streets, she's not ready for that kind of grind. That doesn't mean she can't hustle, though. In order to make money without being groped by men in the club, Cindy starts a phone sex company. Her lip services quickly gain popularity, and she ventures into other aspects of the sex industry. She convinces her best friend, Sherry, to partner-up and head the day to day operations. When Cindy is out generating a buzz about her company, Sherry's curiosity gets her into a sticky situation involving Wayne, Cindy's ex-boyfriend. Can her loyalty to Cindy remain intact, or will her greed take over?Cindy's new love interest develops into a relationship she has dreamed of, until dark secrets uncover a dilemma between morality and wealth. Will her emotions lead her to make rash decisions and lose everything?Lip Smackin' Good brings readers into the world of betrayal, deception, and sexual desire. With money being priority number one on Cindy's mind, will it blind her to the warning signs of the corruption before her eyes?

Huckleberry Summer

by Jennifer Beckstrand

With one of their grandchildren happily married, Anna and Felty Helmuth are ready for their next matchmaking success. Because there's nothing more rewarding than sparking unexpected love--and putting Huckleberry Hill, Wisconsin, on the map for romance. . . Cautious to a fault, Lily Eicher strives to live up to her dat's high standards. She's certainly not the kind of proper Amish girl who would make time for someone as impetuous as the Helmuths' grandson, Aden--even if his lively spirit and caring ways are showing her just how wonderful following her heart can be. . . Recklessly doing the right thing got Aden into big trouble. A fresh start at his grandparents' is just what he needs. And shy, pretty Lily is turning his world upside down and making him want to prove he can do good within the rules. But now both must find enough faith and understanding to risk pursuing their dreams--together. . . Praise for Jennifer Beckstrand's Huckleberry Hill"A delightful cast of characters in a story that overflows with Amish love and laughter. " --Charlotte Hubbard "A delightful voice in Amish romance. Sweet and funny. " --Emma Miller

Advancing the Ugandan Economy: A Personal Account

by Ezra Sabiti Suruma

Internal conflicts, dictatorship, and economic disintegration characterized the firsttwenty-five years of Uganda's independence from British colonial rule, which culminatedin the reign of Idi Amin and a violent civil war. The country has since achieved anastounding turnaround of stability and growth. Advancing the Ugandan Economy isa first-hand look at the remarkable policy changes that took place from 1986 to 2012and their effect in contrast with the turbulent events after independence. Ezra Suruma held several key positions in the Ugandan government during the nation'stransition period, including minister of finance. His insightful recounting of thosetimes demonstrates that African countries can achieve economic stability and sustainrapid growth when they meet at least two interdependent conditions: establishinga stable and secure political framework and unleashing entrepreneurialism. Surumaalso highlights the strategic areas that still require fundamental reform if Uganda is tobecome a modern state and shares his vision for the future of his country. Rarely in African history has so much positive political and economic transformationof a country been achieved in such a short time. Suruma's account of the commitment,determination, vision, and dexterity of the Ugandan government holds invaluablelessons in managing the still complex policy challenges facing the African continent.

Faust I & II

by Johann Wolfgang Goethe Stuart Atkins David E. Wellbery

One of the great classics of European literature, Faust is Goethe's most complex and profound work. To tell the dramatic and tragic story of one man's pact with the Devil in exchange for knowledge and power, Goethe drew from an immense variety of cultural and historical material, and a wealth of poetic and theatrical traditions. What results is a tour de force illustrating Goethe's own moral and artistic development, and a symbolic, cautionary tale of Western humanity striving restlessly and ruthlessly for progress. Capturing the sense, poetic variety, and tonal range of the German original in present-day English, Stuart Atkins's translation presents the formal and rhythmic dexterity of Faust in all its richness and beauty, without recourse to archaisms or interpretive elaborations. Featuring a new introduction by David Wellbery, this Princeton Classics edition of Faust is the definitive English version of a timeless masterpiece.

The Nonviolence Handbook

by Michael N Nagler

Love Is Stronger Than Hate "Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force," renowned peace activist Michael Nagler writes. Here he offers a step-by-step guide to creatively using nonviolence to confront any problem and to build change movements capable of restructuring the very bedrock of society. Nagler identifies some specific tactical mistakes made by unsuccessful nonviolent actions such as the Tiananmen Square demonstrations and the Occupy protests and includes stories of successful nonviolent resistance from around the world, including an example from Nazi Germany. And he shows that nonviolence is more than a tactic--it is a way of living that will enrich every area of our lives.

Beer: Reference to Go

by Alison Miksch Babs Suzanne Harrison

Whether it's ales, lagers, pilsners, bitters, or stouts, this deck offers tips and techniques for selecting, storing, serving, and (of course) sampling these sudsy libations. Learn everything from flavor and aroma to food pairing and proper serving etiquette. If youre an amateur beer imbiber or a true aficionado, The Beer Deck will ensure youre the host with the most and the guest with the best.

Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation

by Günter P. Wagner

Homology--a similar trait shared by different species and derived from common ancestry, such as a seal's fin and a bird's wing--is one of the most fundamental yet challenging concepts in evolutionary biology. This groundbreaking book provides the first mechanistically based theory of what homology is and how it arises in evolution.Günter Wagner, one of the preeminent researchers in the field, argues that homology, or character identity, can be explained through the historical continuity of character identity networks--that is, the gene regulatory networks that enable differential gene expression. He shows how character identity is independent of the form and function of the character itself because the same network can activate different effector genes and thus control the development of different shapes, sizes, and qualities of the character. Demonstrating how this theoretical model can provide a foundation for understanding the evolutionary origin of novel characters, Wagner applies it to the origin and evolution of specific systems, such as cell types; skin, hair, and feathers; limbs and digits; and flowers.The first major synthesis of homology to be published in decades, Homology, Genes, and Evolutionary Innovation reveals how a mechanistically based theory can serve as a unifying concept for any branch of science concerned with the structure and development of organisms, and how it can help explain major transitions in evolution and broad patterns of biological diversity.

A Public Empire

by Ekaterina Pravilova

"Property rights" and "Russia" do not usually belong in the same sentence. Rather, our general image of the nation is of insecurity of private ownership and defenselessness in the face of the state. Many scholars have attributed Russia's long-term development problems to a failure to advance property rights for the modern age and blamed Russian intellectuals for their indifference to the issues of ownership. A Public Empire refutes this widely shared conventional wisdom and analyzes the emergence of Russian property regimes from the time of Catherine the Great through World War I and the revolutions of 1917. Most importantly, A Public Empire shows the emergence of the new practices of owning "public things" in imperial Russia and the attempts of Russian intellectuals to reconcile the security of property with the ideals of the common good. The book analyzes how the belief that certain objects--rivers, forests, minerals, historical monuments, icons, and Russian literary classics--should accede to some kind of public status developed in Russia in the mid-nineteenth century. Professional experts and liberal politicians advocated for a property reform that aimed at exempting public things from private ownership, while the tsars and the imperial government employed the rhetoric of protecting the sanctity of private property and resisted attempts at its limitation. Exploring the Russian ways of thinking about property, A Public Empire looks at problems of state reform and the formation of civil society, which, as the book argues, should be rethought as a process of constructing "the public" through the reform of property rights.

Everyday Calculus

by Oscar E. Fernandez

Calculus. For some of us, the word conjures up memories of ten-pound textbooks and visions of tedious abstract equations. And yet, in reality, calculus is fun, accessible, and surrounds us everywhere we go. In Everyday Calculus, Oscar Fernandez shows us how to see the math in our coffee, on the highway, and even in the night sky. Fernandez uses our everyday experiences to skillfully reveal the hidden calculus behind a typical day's events. He guides us through how math naturally emerges from simple observations--how hot coffee cools down, for example--and in discussions of over fifty familiar events and activities. Fernandez demonstrates that calculus can be used to explore practically any aspect of our lives, including the most effective number of hours to sleep and the fastest route to get to work. He also shows that calculus can be both useful--determining which seat at the theater leads to the best viewing experience, for instance--and fascinating--exploring topics such as time travel and the age of the universe. Throughout, Fernandez presents straightforward concepts, and no prior mathematical knowledge is required. For advanced math fans, the mathematical derivations are included in the appendixes. Whether you're new to mathematics or already a curious math enthusiast, Everyday Calculus invites you to spend a day discovering the calculus all around you. The book will convince even die-hard skeptics to view this area of math in a whole new way.

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