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12 years a slave [videorecording] / directed by Steve McQueen.
A drama that follows the plight of Solomon Northup, a free black man in 1840s New York, who is abducted and sold into slavery. Shipped to New Orleans, he labors for years to survive and win his freedom, while bonding with a young woman suffering the abuses of a cruel plantation owner.
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • 2014
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"In this unique volume from the World Public Forum Dialogue of Civilizations and the Social Science Research Council, some of the world's greatest minds--from Nobel Prize winners to long-time activists--explore what the prolonged instability of the so-called Great Recession means for our traditional understanding of how governments can and should function. Through interviews that are sure to spark lively debate, 22 Ideas to Fix the World presents both analysis of past geopolitical events and possible solutions and predictions for the future. The book surveys issues relevant to the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Speaking from a variety of perspectives, including economic, social, developmental, and political, the discussions here increase our understanding of what's wrong with the world and how to get it right. Interviewees explore topics like the Arab Spring, the influence of international financial organizations, the possibilities for the growth of democracy, the acceleration of global warming, and how to develop enforceable standards for market and social regulation"--Publisher description.
  • New York University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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From New Year's to Christmas, these home decor items, personal accessories, and garments will help you find the perfect gift to knit. Each features special holiday and seasonal touches, and the patterns range from easy to challenging, with a focus on smaller projects for last-minute gifts.
  • Sixth & Spring Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Dr. Cohen has created a work of nonfiction that will transform the national conversation surrounding the weight crisis in this country and throughout the world. Based on her own research at the RAND corporation, as well as the latest insights from behavioral economics, psychology, cognitive science, and the social sciences, A Big Fat Crisis reveals the surprising forces behind the obesity epidemic and how we, as a nation, can overcome it. Her conclusions contradict conventional wisdom and widely held expert opinion, and go against our own intuitive beliefs about the way we eat. They represent, in short, a paradigm-shift in how we approach the problem of obesity--and the solution. A Big Fat Crisis offers concrete solutions, arguing that the most important and modifiable steps in the chain of events that leads to obesity are at the point of purchase and the point of consumption. Like cholera and typhoid in the 19th century, obesity is a public health crisis. Ending it requires solutions that transcend individual behavior. Change begins with a fresh perspective and a clearer vision of what we need to do."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Nation Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Dr. Cohen has created a work of nonfiction that will transform the national conversation surrounding the weight crisis in this country and throughout the world. Based on her own research at the RAND corporation, as well as the latest insights from behavioral economics, psychology, cognitive science, and the social sciences, A Big Fat Crisis reveals the surprising forces behind the obesity epidemic and how we, as a nation, can overcome it. Her conclusions contradict conventional wisdom and widely held expert opinion, and go against our own intuitive beliefs about the way we eat. They represent, in short, a paradigm-shift in how we approach the problem of obesity--and the solution. A Big Fat Crisis offers concrete solutions, arguing that the most important and modifiable steps in the chain of events that leads to obesity are at the point of purchase and the point of consumption. Like cholera and typhoid in the 19th century, obesity is a public health crisis. Ending it requires solutions that transcend individual behavior. Change begins with a fresh perspective and a clearer vision of what we need to do."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Nation Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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A breast cancer alphabet / Madhulika Sikka.
Offers a new way to live with and plan past the hardest diagnosis that most women will ever receive: a personal, practical, and deeply informative look at the road from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. What Madhulika Sikka didn't foresee when initially diagnosed, and what this book brings to life so vividly, are the unexpected and minute challenges that make navigating the world of breast cancer all the trickier. This book is an inspired reaction to what started as a personal predicament. As a prominent news executive, Madhulika had access to the most cutting edge data on the disease's reach and impact. At the same time, she craved the community of frank talk and personal insight that we rely on in life's toughest moments. This inventive book navigates the world of science and story, bringing readers into Madhulika's mind and experience in a way that demystifies breast cancer and offers new hope for those living with it. --From publisher description.
  • Crown
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's court / by Mark Twain; adapted bySeymour Chwast.
"Seymour Chwast, an icon of the graphic design world, has delighted audiences with his adaptations of The Divine Comedy, The Canterbury Tales, and The Odyssey, but it is in Mark Twain's A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court that he has found his match. Inspired by Twain's comic irreverence for the Knights of the Round Table, Chwast's illustrations showcase his humor at its finest. He brings us a brilliant imagining of the beloved hero, Hank Morgan, as well as the full cast of Camelot characters, from Merlin to Lancelot to the king himself. With a bold and colorful design and no shortage of witty surprises, this is Mark Twain as you've never seen him before"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Bloomsbury USA
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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A dance like starlight: one ballerina's dream / by Kristy Dempsey; illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
A young girl growing up in Harlem in the 1950s, whose mother cleans and stitches costumes for a ballet company, dreams of becoming a prima ballerina one day, and is thrilled to see a performance of Janet Collins, the first "colored" prima ballerina.
  • Philomel Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Traces the lives of six African Americans from the colonial era to the late 20th century, using their stories to illustrate the complex ways in which racial ideologies in this country have changed since the first Africans arrived on the nation's shores hundreds of years ago. The very idea of "blackness," she shows, has changed fundamentally over this period."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Basic Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Naturalist Joel Greenberg relates how the pigeons' propensity to nest, roost, and fly together in vast numbers made them vulnerable to unremitting market and recreational hunting. His cautionary tale provides a close look at what happens when species and natural resources are not harvested sustainably.
  • Bloomsbury
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Presents a guide to the Gettysburg battlefield with comprehensive maps and descriptions of the action, narratives about key figures and events, and a variety of contemporary and postwar source materials offering stories and interpretations.
  • University of North Carolina Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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After his father's death, Jasper reflects on Martin Dean, the man who had raised him in intellectual captivity and who had spent his entire life analyzing absolutely everything, and describes his father's failed battle to make a lasting impression on the world.
  • Spiegel & Grau
  • c2008
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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A game of thrones: the graphic novel / George R.R. Martin; adapted by Daniel Abraham; art by Tommy Patterson; colors by Ivan Nunes; lettering by
The kingdom of the Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes.
  • Bantam Books
  • 2012-
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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The first volume of a history of the earliest days of ancient Egypt challenges popular archaeological understandings to chronicle the ancient world's first agricultural practices through the construction of the pyramids.
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A hustler's wife / Nikki Turner.
Coming from a well-to-do family, Yarni knows life with her new love-- Richmond, Virginia's notorious drug kingpin Des--will be quite a change, but the innocent girl can't imagine what is in store for her when Des is sentenced to life in prison.
  • 2003.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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A little gay history: desire and diversity across the world / R.B. Parkinson; with contributions by Kate Smith and Max Carocci.
When was the first chat-up line between men recorded? Who was the first "lesbian"? Were ancient Greek men who had sex with each other necessarily "gay," and what did Shakespeare think about crossdressing? A Little Gay History answers these questions and more through close readings of art objects from the British Museum's far-ranging collection. Consulting ancient Egyptian papyri, the Roman Warren Cup's erotic figures, David Hockney's vivid prints, and dozens of other artifacts, R. B. Parkinson draws attention to a diverse range of same-sex experiences and situates them within specific historical and cultural contexts. The first of its kind, A Little Gay History builds a complex and creative portrait of love's many guises.--From publisher description.
  • Columbia University Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A man's guide to healthy aging: stay smart, strong, and active / EdwardH. Thompson, Jr. and Lenard W. Kaye.
As they reach middle age, most men begin looking forward to "what's next." They gear up to experience renewed productivity and purpose and are more conscious of their health. This is an authoritative resource for them, and for older men, as well. In collaboration with a variety of medical experts, the authors provide a comprehensive guide to healthy aging from a man's perspective. Refuting the ageist stereotype that men spend their later years "winding down," this book will help men reinvent themselves once, twice, or more - by managing their health, creating new careers, and contributing their skills and experiences to their communities.
  • The Johns Hopkins University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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A new leaf: the end of cannabis prohibition / Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian.
"In November 2012, voters in Colorado and Washington passed landmark measures to legalize the production and sale of cannabis for social use-a first not only in the United States but also the world. Medical cannabis is now legal in eighteen states and Washington, D.C., and more than one million Americans have turned to it in place of conventional pharmaceuticals. Yet the federal government refuses to acknowledge these broader societal shifts and continues to raid and arrest people: 49.5 percent of all drug-related arrests involve the sale, manufacture, or possession of cannabis. In the first book to explore the new landscape of cannabis in the United States, investigative journalists Alyson Martin and Nushin Rashidian present a deeply researched, insightful story of how recent developments tie into cannabis's complex history and thorny politics. Reporting from nearly every state with a medical cannabis law, Martin and Rashidian enliven their book with in-depth interviews with patients, growers, doctors, entrepreneurs, politicians, activists, and regulators. They whisk readers from the federal cannabis farm at the University of Mississippi to the headquarters of the ACLU to Oregon's "World Famous Cannabis Cafe;." They present an expert analysis of how recent milestones toward legalization will affect the war on drugs both domestically and internationally. The result is an unprecedented and lucid account of how legalization is manifesting itself in the lives of millions. A New Leaf offers an essential guide for anyone who wants to understand the far-ranging implications of this rapidly changing drug landscape. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • The New Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Our rapidly industrializing world has an insatiable hunger for energy and conventional sources are struggling to meet demand. Oil is running out, coal is damaging our climate, many nations are abandoning nuclear, yet solar, wind, and water will never be a complete replacement. The solution, says Daniel Clery in this deeply researched and revelatory book, is to be found in the original energy source: the Sun itself. There, at its center, the fusion of 620 million tons of hydrogen every second generates an unfathomable amount of energy. By replicating even a tiny piece of the Sun's power on Earth, we can secure all the heat and energy we would ever need. Nuclear fusion scientists have pursued this simple yet extraordinary ambition for decades. Skeptics say it will never work but, as A Piece of the Sun makes clear, large-scale nuclear fusion is scientifically possible--and has many advantages over other options. Fusion is clean, green and virtually limitless and Clery argues passionately and eloquently that the only thing keeping us from proving its worth is our politicians' shortsightedness. The world energy industry is worth trillions of dollars, divert just a tiny fraction of that into researching fusion and we would soon know if it is workable. Timely and authoritative, A Piece of the Sun is a rousing call-to-arms to seize this chance of avoiding the looming energy crisis"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Overlook Duckworth
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Thwarting her sister-in-law's efforts to marry her off to a decidedly unwanted suitor, the sharp-witted Miss Dido Kent is sent to live with a wealthy hypochondriac aunt and investigates the disappearance of a visiting heiress.
  • Minotaur Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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A separate peace / John Knowles.
A conflict of loyalties between Gene and his fearless friend, Phineas, leads to tragedy.
  • Scribner Classics
  • 1996
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Award-winning lecturer Kenneth R. Bartlett applies his decades of experience teaching the Italian Renaissance to this beautifully illustrated overview. In his introductory Note to the Reader, Bartlett first explains why he chose Jacob Burckhardt's classic narrative to guide students through the complex history of the Renaissance and then provides his own contemporary interpretation of that narrative. Over seventy color illustrations, genealogies of important Renaissance families, eight maps, a list of popes, a timeline of events, a bibliography, and an index are included."--pub. desc.
  • University of Toronto Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"The historian John Lukacs offers a concise history of the twentieth century--its two world wars and cold war, its nations and leaders. The great themes woven through this spirited narrative are inseparable from the author's own intellectual preoccupations: the fading of liberalism, the rise of populism and nationalism, the achievements and dangers of technology, and the continuing democratization of the globe. The historical twentieth century began with the First World War in 1914 and ended seventy-five years later with the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1989. The short century saw the end of European dominance and the rise of American power and influence throughout the world. The twentieth century was an American century--perhaps the American century. Lukacs explores in detail the phenomenon of national socialism (national socialist parties, he reminds us, have outlived the century), Hitler's sole responsibility for the Second World War, and the crucial roles played by his determined opponents Churchill and Roosevelt. Between 1939 and 1942 Germany came closer to winning than many people suppose. Lukacs casts a hard eye at the consequences of the Second World War--the often misunderstood Soviet-American cold war--and at the shifting social and political developments in the Far and Middle East and elsewhere. In an eloquent closing meditation on the passing of the twentieth century, he reflects on the advance of democracy throughout the world and the limitations of human knowledge." -- Publisher website.
  • The Belknap Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A Short Introduction to Climate Change provides a clear, balanced and well documented account of one of the most important issues of our time. It covers developments in climate science over the past 250 years and shows that recent climate change is more than the result of natural variability. It explains the difference between weather and climate by examining changes in temperature, rainfall, Arctic ice and ocean currents. It also considers the consequences of our use of fossil fuels and discusses some of the ways to reduce further global warming. Tony Eggleton avoids the use of scientific jargon to provide a reader-friendly explanation of the science of climate change. Concise but comprehensive and richly illustrated with a wealth of full-colour figures and photographs, A Short Introduction to Climate Change is essential reading for anyone who has an interest in climate science and in the future of our planet.
  • Cambridge University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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A splash of red: the life and art of Horace Pippin / written by Jen Bryant; illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
Presents an illustrated introduction to the life and work of artist Horace Pippin, describing his childhood love for drawing and the World War I injury that challenged his career.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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A star for Mrs. Blake / April Smith.
"An emotionally-charged, brilliantly realized novel set in the l930's about five American women--Gold Star Mothers--who travel to France to visit the graves of their WWI soldier sons: a pilgrimage that will change their lives in unforeseeable and indelible ways. The women meet for the first time just before their journey begins: Katie, an Irish maid from Dorchester, Massachusetts; Minnie, wife of an immigrant Russian Jewish chicken farmer; Bobbie, a wealthy Boston socialite; Wilhelmina, a former tennis star in precarious mental health; and Cora Blake, a single mother and librarian from coastal Maine. In Paris, Cora meets a journalist whose drug habit helps him hide from his own war-time fate-- facial wounds so grievous he's forced to wear a metal mask. This man will change Cora's life in wholly unexpected ways. And when the women finally travel to Verdun to visit the battlegrounds where their sons fought as well as the cemeteries where they are buried, shocking events -a death, a scandal, a secret revealed--will guarantee that Cora's life and those of her traveling companions will become inextricably intertwined, and only now will they be able to emerge from their grief and return home to their loved ones. This is a timeless story set against a footnote of history: little known but unforgettable.."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"While the big bad corporation has often been the offender in many of the world's greatest environmental disasters, in the case of the mass poisoning at Camp Lejeune, the culprit is a revered institution: the US Marine Corps. For two decades now, revelations have steadily emerged about pervasive contamination, associated clusters of illness and death among the Marine families stationed there, and military stonewalling and failure to act. Mike Magner's chilling investigation creates a suspenseful narrative from the individual stories, scientific evidence, and smoldering sense of betrayal among those whose motto is undying fidelity. He also raises far-reaching and ominous questions about widespread contamination on US military bases worldwide"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Da Capo Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Mystified by accounting jargon, and with no clue about balance sheets or cash flows? Whether you own a business, plan on starting one, or just want to control your own assets, Label explains everything you need to know.
  • Sourcebooks
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Acoustic Rooster and his barnyard band / Kwame Alexander; illustrated by Tim Bowers.
Acoustic Rooster forms a jazz band with Duck Ellington, Bee Holliday, and Pepe Ernesto Cruz to compete in the annual Barnyard Talent Show against such greats as Thelonius Monkey, Mules Davis, and Ella Finchgerald. Includes glossary, notes on the characters and songs, and jazz timeline.
  • Sleeping Bear Press
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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In this essential contribution to the current literature on adoption, Peter Conn seamlessly draws upon philosophy, history, literary criticism, and related fields to offer a fascinating narrative of the global history of adoption. By bringing an unprecedented historical perspective to bear on the subject, Conn advances our understanding of the role of the concept of 'culture' in attitudes toward international adoption and provides an enduring conceptual and historical framework for future research. This book is crucial to understanding the issues faced not only by the ever-growing number of adoptees in the United States, but also to the welfare of children the world over.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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In this essential contribution to the current literature on adoption, Peter Conn seamlessly draws upon philosophy, history, literary criticism, and related fields to offer a fascinating narrative of the global history of adoption. By bringing an unprecedented historical perspective to bear on the subject, Conn advances our understanding of the role of the concept of 'culture' in attitudes toward international adoption and provides an enduring conceptual and historical framework for future research. This book is crucial to understanding the issues faced not only by the ever-growing number of adoptees in the United States, but also to the welfare of children the world over.
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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From breaking up with frenemies to fixing your toilet, this way fun comprehensive handbook is the answer for aspiring grown-ups of all ages.
  • Grand Central Pub.
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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When a group of people gather together to generate ideas for solving a problem or achieving a goal, sometimes the best ideas are passed over. Worse, a problematic suggestion with far less likelihood of success may be selected instead. Why would a group dismiss an option that would be more effective? The author,a leadership and communications expert has an answer: it wasn't sold to them as well. If the best idea is yours, how can you increase the chances that it gains the support of the group? In this book the author explains in full detail how to transform ideas into practice. To be successful, leaders in every type of organization must find practical and action-oriented ways to market their ideas and achieve buy-in from the members of the group. He offers a comprehensive action guide that explains how to shape opinion, inspire action, and achieve results. Drawing on current research in the fields of persuasion, power relations, and behavior change, he discusses the complex factors involved in selling an idea, the context of the communication, the type of message being promoted, the nature and interests of the audience, the emotional tenor of the issues at stake, and much more. This book works a guide for the businessperson, politician, or any other member of a group who seeks the satisfaction of having his or her own idea take shape and become reality.
  • Yale University Press
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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When a group of people gather together to generate ideas for solving a problem or achieving a goal, sometimes the best ideas are passed over. Worse, a problematic suggestion with far less likelihood of success may be selected instead. Why would a group dismiss an option that would be more effective? The author,a leadership and communications expert has an answer: it wasn't sold to them as well. If the best idea is yours, how can you increase the chances that it gains the support of the group? In this book the author explains in full detail how to transform ideas into practice. To be successful, leaders in every type of organization must find practical and action-oriented ways to market their ideas and achieve buy-in from the members of the group. He offers a comprehensive action guide that explains how to shape opinion, inspire action, and achieve results. Drawing on current research in the fields of persuasion, power relations, and behavior change, he discusses the complex factors involved in selling an idea, the context of the communication, the type of message being promoted, the nature and interests of the audience, the emotional tenor of the issues at stake, and much more. This book works a guide for the businessperson, politician, or any other member of a group who seeks the satisfaction of having his or her own idea take shape and become reality.
  • Yale University Press
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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After I'm gone / Laura Lippman.
"When Felix Brewer meets Bernadette "Bambi" Gottschalk at a Valentine's Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative--if not all legal--businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July, 1976, Bambi's comfortable world implodes when Felix, newly convicted and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes. Though Bambi has no idea where her husband--or his money- -might be, she suspects one woman does: his mistress, Julie. When Julie disappears ten years to the day that Felix went on the lam, everyone assumes she's left to join her old lover--until her remains are eventually found. Now, twenty-six years after Julie went missing, Roberto "Sandy" Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web stretching over three decades that connects five intriguing women. And at the center is the missing man Felix Brewer. Somewhere between the secrets and lies connecting past and present, Sandy will find the truth. And when he does, no one will ever be the same"-- From publisher's web site.
  • William Morrow
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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After I'm gone / Laura Lippman.
"When Felix Brewer meets Bernadette "Bambi" Gottschalk at a Valentine's Dance in 1959, he charms her with wild promises, some of which he actually keeps. Thanks to his lucrative--if not all legal--businesses, she and their three little girls live in luxury. But on the Fourth of July, 1976, Bambi's comfortable world implodes when Felix, newly convicted and facing prison, mysteriously vanishes. Though Bambi has no idea where her husband--or his money- -might be, she suspects one woman does: his mistress, Julie. When Julie disappears ten years to the day that Felix went on the lam, everyone assumes she's left to join her old lover--until her remains are eventually found. Now, twenty-six years after Julie went missing, Roberto "Sandy" Sanchez, a retired Baltimore detective working cold cases for some extra cash, is investigating her murder. What he discovers is a tangled web stretching over three decades that connects five intriguing women. And at the center is the missing man Felix Brewer. Somewhere between the secrets and lies connecting past and present, Sandy will find the truth. And when he does, no one will ever be the same"-- From publisher's web site.
  • William Morrow
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Examination of aging from natural process to technological developments that describes the most up-to-date research into extending the human life span.
  • Facts On File
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Ai Weiwei: according to what? = Ai Weiwei / [editor, Deborah E. Horowitz].
A leading figure among the Chinese artists of his generation, Ai Weiwei creates art that transcends East/West cultural dualities and focuses on fundamental artistic, cultural, and social questions. Published in conjunction with the first North American survey of this celebrated and provocative artist's career, this volume offers a valuable introduction to the full spectrum of Ai Weiwei's work--from photographs and sculpture to documentation of several of his most well-known projects, including his collaboration with Herzog & de Meuron on the "bird's nest" stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. More recent works, several made specifically for this tour, address his ongoing investigation of the aftermath of the Sichuan earthquake, as well as his responses to his detention and continual surveillance by Chinese authorities. The book contains essays by exhibition curator Mami Kataoka, art historian Charles Merewether, and an interview between the Hirshhorn's chief curator Kerry Brougher and the artist.
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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This book explores issues of trust and distrust among low-income women in the U.S. at work, around childcare, in their relationships, and with caseworkers, and presents detailed evidence from in-depth interviews about our welfare system and why it is failing the very people it is designed to help. By comparing low- income mothers' experiences before and after welfare reform, the author probes women's struggles to gain or keep jobs while they simultaneously care for their children, often as single mothers. By offering a new way to understand how structural factors impact the daily experiences of poor women, this work highlights the pervasiveness of distrust in their lives, uncovering its hidden sources and documenting its most corrosive and paralyzing effects. The author's critique and conclusions hold powerful implications for scholars and policymakers alike.
  • University of California Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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This book explores issues of trust and distrust among low-income women in the U.S. at work, around childcare, in their relationships, and with caseworkers, and presents detailed evidence from in-depth interviews about our welfare system and why it is failing the very people it is designed to help. By comparing low- income mothers' experiences before and after welfare reform, the author probes women's struggles to gain or keep jobs while they simultaneously care for their children, often as single mothers. By offering a new way to understand how structural factors impact the daily experiences of poor women, this work highlights the pervasiveness of distrust in their lives, uncovering its hidden sources and documenting its most corrosive and paralyzing effects. The author's critique and conclusions hold powerful implications for scholars and policymakers alike.
  • University of California Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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All our names / Dinaw Mengestu.
An unforgettable love story about a searing affair between an American woman and an African man in 1970s America and an unflinching novel about the fragmentation of lives that straddle countries and histories. All Our Names is the story of two young men who come of age during an African revolution, drawn from the safe confines of the university campus into the intensifying clamor of the streets outside. But as the line between idealism and violence becomes increasingly blurred, the friends are driven apart--one into the deepest peril, as the movement gathers inexorable force, and the other into the safety of exile in the American Midwest. There, pretending to be an exchange student, he falls in love with a social worker and settles into small-town life. Yet this idyll is inescapably darkened by the secrets of his past: the acts he committed and the work he left unfinished. Most of all, he is haunted by the beloved friend he left behind, the charismatic leader who first guided him to revolution and then sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom. Elegiac, blazing with insights about the physical and emotional geographies that circumscribe our lives, All Our Names is a marvel of vision and tonal command. Writing within the grand tradition of Naipul, Greene, and Achebe, Mengestu gives us a political novel that is also a transfixing portrait of love and grace, of self-determination and the names we are given and the names we earn.--Publisher's description.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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All the odes / Pablo Neruda; edited by Ilan Stavans.
"The first book to collect all of Pablo Neruda's odes, in any language"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Farrar Straus Giroux
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Presents the mathematical concepts involved in sports, including power and motion, angles and trajectories, and statistics.
  • Firefly Books
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Always the fat kid: the truth about the enduring effects of childhood obesity / Jacob C. Warren, PhD, K. Bryant Smalley, PhD, PsyD.
This book is a wake-up call about the long-term effects of childhood obesity. Childhood obesity in the United States has tripled in a generation. But while debates continue over the content of school lunches and the dangers of fast food, we are just beginning to recognize the full extent of the long-term physical, psychological, and social problems that overweight children will endure throughout their lives. Most dramatically, children today have a shorter life expectancy than their parents, something never before seen in the course of human history. They will face more chronic illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes that will further burden our healthcare system. Here, authors Jacob Warren and K. Bryant Smalley examine the full effects of childhood obesity and offer the provocative message that being overweight in youth is not a disease but the result of poor lifestyle choices. Theirs is a clarion call for parents to have 'the talk' with their kids, which medical professionals say is a harder topic to address than sex or drugs. Urgent, timely, and authoritative, this book delivers a message our society can no longer ignore.
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Reveals how witchcraft in post-Salem America was not just a matter of scary fireside tales, Halloween legends, and superstitions: it continued to be a matter of life and death. If anything, witchcraft disputes multiplied as hundreds of thousands of immigrants poured into North America, people for whom witchcraft was still a heinous crime. Tells the story of countless murders and many other personal tragedies that resulted from accusations of witchcraft among European Americans--as well as in Native American and African American communities. For instance, the impact of this belief on Native Americans, as colonists--from Anglo-American settlers to Spanish missionaries--saw Indian medicine men as the Devil's agents, potent workers of malign magic. But also reveals that seventeenth-century Iroquois--faced with decimating, mysterious diseases--accused Jesuits of being plague-spreading witches. The book shows how different American groups shaped each other's languages and beliefs, sharing not only our positive cultural traits, but our fears and weaknesses as well.
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A tour of America's most notable museums is also a history of the nation's art that highlights each location's top works while discussing the backgrounds of each building and featured piece of art.
  • W.W. Norton
  • c2002
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Behind every great man (or woman), there's a compulsion"--Provided by publisher.
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"The long-awaited biography of the defining illustrator of the twentieth century by a celebrated art critic"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Farrar Straus and Giroux
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"The long-awaited biography of the defining illustrator of the twentieth century by a celebrated art critic"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Farrar Straus and Giroux
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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American saint: the life of Elizabeth Seton / Joan Barthel; [foreword by Maya Angelou].
"In this riveting biography of Elizabeth Seton critically acclaimed and bestselling author Joan Barthel tells the mesmerizing story of a woman whose life featured wealth and poverty, passion and sorrow, love and loss. Elizabeth was born into a prominent New York City family in 1774. Her father was the chief health officer for the Port of New York and she lived down the block from Alexander Hamilton. She danced at George Washington's sixty-fifth birthday ball wearing cream slippers, monogrammed. Catholicism was illegal in New York when she was born; Catholic priests seen in the city were arrested, sometimes hung. When Elizabeth and her wealthy husband Will sailed to Italy in a doomed attempt to cure his tuberculosis, she and her family were quarantined in a damp dungeon. And when Elizabeth later became a Catholic, she was so scorned that people talked of burning down her house. American Saint is the inspiring story of a brave woman who forged the way for the other women who followed and who made a name for herself in a world entirely ruled by men. Elizabeth began the fight for women's rights in the church that is still being fought today, and the publication of her story could not be more timely. Maya Angelou has contributed the foreword"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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An officer and a spy / Robert Harris.
"Robert Harris returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told as a chillingly dark, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage. Paris in 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that "proved" Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. At first, Picquart firmly believes in Dreyfus's guilt. But it is not long after Dreyfus is delivered to his desolate prison that Picquart stumbles on information that leads him to suspect that there is still a spy at large in the French military. As evidence of the most malignant deceit mounts and spirals inexorably toward the uppermost levels of government, Picquart is compelled to question not only the case against Dreyfus but also his most deeply held beliefs about his country, and about himself. Bringing to life the scandal that mesmerized the world at the turn of the twentieth century, Robert Harris tells a tale of uncanny timeliness--a witch hunt, secret tribunals, out-of- control intelligence agencies, the fate of a whistle-blower--richly dramatized with the singular storytelling mastery that has marked all of his internationally best-selling novels"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Knopf
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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An officer and a spy / Robert Harris.
"Robert Harris returns to the thrilling historical fiction he has so brilliantly made his own. This is the story of the infamous Dreyfus affair told as a chillingly dark, hard-edged novel of conspiracy and espionage. Paris in 1895. Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of twenty-thousand. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that "proved" Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. At first, Picquart firmly believes in Dreyfus's guilt. But it is not long after Dreyfus is delivered to his desolate prison that Picquart stumbles on information that leads him to suspect that there is still a spy at large in the French military. As evidence of the most malignant deceit mounts and spirals inexorably toward the uppermost levels of government, Picquart is compelled to question not only the case against Dreyfus but also his most deeply held beliefs about his country, and about himself. Bringing to life the scandal that mesmerized the world at the turn of the twentieth century, Robert Harris tells a tale of uncanny timeliness--a witch hunt, secret tribunals, out-of- control intelligence agencies, the fate of a whistle-blower--richly dramatized with the singular storytelling mastery that has marked all of his internationally best-selling novels"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Knopf
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Analysis of financial statements / Pamela P. Peterson, Frank J. Fabozzi.
Recent financial events have taught us to take a more critical look at the financial disclosures provides by companies. In the Third Edition of Analysis of Financial Statements, Pamela Peterson-Drake and Frank Fabozzi once again team up to provide a practical guide to understanding and interpreting financial statements. Written to reflect current market conditions, this reliable resource will help analysts and investors use these disclosures to assess a company's financial health and risks. Throughout Analysis of Financial Statements, Third Edition, the authors demonstrate the nuts and bolts of financial analysis by applying the techniques to actual companies. Along the way, they tackle the changing complexities in the area of financial statement analysis and provide an up-to-date perspective of new acts of legislation and events that have shaped the field. Addresses changes to U.S. and international accounting standards, as well as innovations in the areas of credit risk models and factor models; Includes examples, guidance, and an incorporation of information pertaining to recent events in the accounting/analysis community; Covers issues of transparency, cash flow, income reporting, and much more. -- from Amazon.com.
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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It is the inspiration for art, the subject of science and the source of some of the greatest stories ever told. From ancient body art to plastic surgery, from early anatomists to conceptual artists, grave-robbers to bionic athletes, our changing attitudes to the human body, how it works, what it should look like, how to live with it, what it means, tell us more about ourselves than almost any other subject in human history. And yet, until we fall ill, most of us take this extraordinarily complicated collection of flesh, bones and fluids entirely for granted. Blending history, science, art, literature and the everyday, the author investigates this most marvellous and mysterious of creations. The result is a treasure trove of surprising facts, remarkable stories and startling information that encompasses everything from the first finger-printing to the physiology of angels, from synaesthesia to the Clown Egg Register, from the death-mask of Isaac Newton to the afterlife of Einstein's brain. Combining science, history and culture, this guide to the human body explores every aspect of our anatomy from ancient body art to modern-day plastic surgery and discusses why some people are left-handed and why some cultures think the soul resides in the liver.
  • W.W. Norton & Company
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Andrew's brain: a novel / E.L. Doctorow.
A psychological tale recounts the experiences of Andrew, who confesses to an unknown recipient the memory- and truth-challenging events, loves, and tragedies that have led him to a mysterious act.
  • Random House
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Andrew's brain: a novel / E.L. Doctorow.
A psychological tale recounts the experiences of Andrew, who confesses to an unknown recipient the memory- and truth-challenging events, loves, and tragedies that have led him to a mysterious act.
  • Random House
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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With Gookin's helpful advice, you can train your Android tablet to do you bidding. From using the address book and navigation system to making phone calls and video chats, this guide has solutions to common problems, as well as information on protecting your tablet and securing your data -- Source other than Library of Congress.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Provides an overview of cloning, covering its history from the first thoughts about cloning a mammal in 1898, how it works, its uses, and its ethics. --From Amazon.
  • Facts On File
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Ansel Adams, photographer [videorecording] / FilmAmerica, Inc.; directed by John Huszar; produced by John Huszar and Andrea Gray.
Presents a film portrait of noted American photographer Ansel Adams, focusing on his role as a teacher, conservationist, and artist. He reminisces with musician & photographer Rosario Mazzeo, painter Georgia O'Keeffe and photographic historian Beaumont Newhall.
  • Best's Studio
  • c2003
  • DVD
  • Meramec
 
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Explains the history of Antarctica, focusing on the explorers and sailors drawn to the continent, the scientific investigations that have taken place there, and the geopolitical implications of the landmass.
  • Oxford University Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Anxiety: a short history / Allan V. Horwitz.
Allan V. Horwitz, a sociologist of mental illness and mental health, narrates how this condition has been experienced, understood, and treated through the ages - from Hippocrates, through Freud, to today.
  • The Johns Hopkins University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Offers a history of American musical theater from the 1920s through to the 1970s, and includes such famous works as "Oklahoma!," "The Red Mill," and "Porgy and Bess."
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Offers a history of American musical theater from the 1920s through to the 1970s, and includes such famous works as "Oklahoma!," "The Red Mill," and "Porgy and Bess."
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Apple Tree Yard / Louise Doughty.
"Gripping literary thriller about a woman who makes one rash choice and ends up on trial for murder"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Sarah Crichton Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Archetype: a novel / M.D. Waters.
Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories, showing her a past life she can't believe possible: memories of war, of a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for another man. Something inside her tells her not to speak of this, but she does not know why. She only knows she is at war with herself. Suppressing those dreams during daylight hours, Emma lets Declan mold her into a happily married woman and begins to fall in love with him. But the day Noah stands before her, the line between her reality and dreams shatters. In a future where women are a rare commodity, Emma fights for freedom but is held captive by the love of two men--one her husband, the other her worst enemy. If only she could remember which is which.
  • Dutton
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Are abortion rights threatened? / Tamara L. Roleff, book editor.
Debates such issues as whether abortion should be banned; whether teens must notify their parents prior to having an abortion; whether women undergoing abortions should be required to have an ultrasound and whether doctors may refuse to perform abortions if it violates their spiritual and moral beliefs.-- Introduction, page 10.
  • Greenhaven Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Artist/Animal / Steve Baker.
"Animals have always been compelling subjects for artists, but the rise of animal advocacy and posthumanist thought has prompted a reconsideration of the relationship between artist and animal. In this book, Steve Baker examines the work of contemporary artists who directly confront questions of animal life, treating animals not for their aesthetic qualities or as symbols of the human condition but rather as beings who actively share the world with humanity. The concerns of the artists presented in this book--Sue Coe, Eduardo Kac, Lucy Kimbell, Catherine Chalmers, Olly and Suzi, Angela Singer, Catherine Bell, and others--range widely, from the ecological to the philosophical and from those engaging with the modification of animal bodies to those seeking to further the cause of animal rights. Drawing on extensive interviews he conducted with the artists under consideration, Baker explores the vital contribution that contemporary art can make to a broader conception of animal life, emphasizing the importance of creativity and trust in both the making and understanding of these artworks. Throughout, Baker is attentive to issues of practice, form, and medium. He asks, for example, whether the animal itself could be said to be the medium in which these artists are working, and he highlights the tensions between creative practice and certain kinds of ethical demands or expectations. Featuring full-color, vivid examples of their work, Artist Animal situates contemporary artists within the wider project of thinking beyond the human, asserting art's power to open up new ways of thinking about animals."-- Provided by publisher.
  • University of Minnesota Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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ASVAB for dummies / by Rod Powers.
Provides an introduction to the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery. Ace the ASVAB by sharpening your test-taking skills with hands-on guidance on what to expect on all the subtests, cutting-edge strategies for studying, and test-taking tips and advice.
  • Wiley
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Provides an introduction to the Armed Forces Vocational Aptitude Battery. Ace the ASVAB by sharpening your test-taking skills with hands-on guidance on what to expect on all the subtests, cutting-edge strategies for studying, and test-taking tips and advice.
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Inc
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"This alternative college admissions guide gives non-straight-A students advice on how to identify, gain admittance to, and pay for the schools that will allow them to flourish"--Provided by publisher.
  • Ten Speed Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Raise self-confident, self-reliant children using the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) Approach. Your baby knows more than you think. That's the heart of the principles and teachings of Magda Gerber, founder of RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers), and Educaring. BABY KNOWS BEST is based on Gerber's belief in babies' natural abilities to develop at their own pace, without coaxing from helicoptering or hovering parents. The Educaring Approach helps parents see their infants as competent people with a growing ability to communicate, problem-solve, and self-soothe. BABY KNOWS BEST is a comprehensive resource that shows parents how to respond to their babies' cues and signals; how to develop healthy sleep habits; why babies need uninterrupted playtime; and how to set clear, consistent limits. The result? More relaxed parents and more confident, self-reliant children"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"From one of Bach's greatest living interpreters: a landmark study which explains in wonderful detail how the composer worked, how his music is constructed, how it achieves its effects--and what it can tell us about Bach the man. Johann Sebastian Bach is one of the most famously unfathomable composers in the history of music. How can such sublime work have been produced by a man who (when we can discern his personality at all) seems so ordinary, so opaque--and occasionally so intemperate? John Eliot Gardiner has been studying and performing Bach ever since, and the fruits of this lifetime's immersion are now distilled in this remarkable book. It is grounded in all the most recent Bach scholarship but moves far beyond it as well, taking us as deeply into Bach's works and mind as perhaps words can. This is an unparalleled book about one of the greatest of all creative artists"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Why are doctors, teachers, and parents incorrectly diagnosing healthy American children with serious psychiatric conditions? Gnaulati examines the factors that have led to our current crisis, provides parents with information about symptoms that to a casual or untrained eye can mimic a psychiatric disorder, and gives parents of struggling children hope, perspective, and direction.
  • Beacon Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"The untold story of Lincoln's assassination: the forty-six stage hands, actors, and theater workers on hand for the bewildering events in the theater that night, and what each of them witnessed in the chaos-streaked hours before John Wilkes Booth was discovered to be the culprit"--Amazon.com.
  • Regnery History
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Barbecue crossroads: notes and recipes from a southern odyssey / Robb Walsh; photographs by O. Rufus Lovett.
Presents stories, recipes, and photographs of barbecue cooking in the South, recording the pitmasters and legendary joints that make this food culture famous.
  • University of Texas Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Batman, the Dark Knight. Volume 3, Mad / Gregg Hurwitz, writer; Ethan Van Sciver, Szymon Kudranski, artists; Hi-Fi, John Kalisz, colorists; Dezi
"The third volume of the Best selling Batman: The Dark Knight kicks off with the new all star team of Gregg Hurwitz and Ethan Van Sciver. Batman discovers a trail of bodies but no leads. His detective skills are put to the test as the Mad Hatter begins kidnapping Gotham citizens for an unknown purpose. But as the Dark Knight delves deeper into this mystery, he soon realizes that this is unlike any Mad Hatter case before. The Hatter's gory past will be revealed and Batman's resolve will be put to the test."-- Provided by publisher.
  • DC Comics
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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When Ross Buchanan is forced to resign as chairman of the Barrington Shipping Company, Emma Clifton wants to take his place, but Don Pedro Martinez plans to install his puppet, the egregious Major Alex Fisher, so he can destroy the Barrington family firm once and for all. The talented Jessica Clifton, Harry and Emma's adopted daughter, wins a scholarship to the Slade Academy of Art and falls in love with a fellow student, Clive Bingham, who asks her to marry him. Both families are delighted and preparations for the nuptials are well under way, when Charlotte Bingham, Jessica's future mother-in-law, has a visit from an old friend, Lady Virginia Fenwick, who drops her particular brand of poison into the wedding chalice. But then, without warning, a man no one had ever heard of takes his place on the board of Barringtons and causes an upheaval that none of them could have anticipated. Cedric Hardcastle, a bluff Yorkshire banker, quickly decides who he should support, Emma Clifton or Don Pedro Martinez, and the story takes yet another twist.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Beatles vs. Stones / John McMillian.
Based on exhaustive research in primary sources, including overlooked teen magazines and underground newspapers, Beatles vs. Stones tells a vital story of the 1960s through the lens of musics greatest rivalry. Spirited, insightful, and gracefully written, this is the definitive account of the friendship and rivalry between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones.--From Amazon.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Beautiful darkness / story by Marie Pommepuy & Fabien Vehlmann; based on an original idea by Marie Pommepuy; art by Kerascot; translated by Helge
Kerascot's and Fabien Vehlmann's unsettling and gorgeous anti-fairy tale is a searing condemnation of our vast capacity for evil writ tiny. Join princess Aurora and her friends as they journey to civilization's heart of darkness in a bleak allegory about surviving the human experience. The sweet faces and bright leaves of Kerascot's delicate watercolors serve to highlight the evil that dwells beneath Vehlmann's story as pettiness, greed, and jealousy take over. Beautiful Darkness is a harrowing look behind the routine politeness and meaningless kindness of civilized society.
  • Drawn & Quarterly
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Beautiful LEGO / Mike Doyle.
A compendium of LEGO artwork that showcases an array of pieces ranging from lifelike replicas of everyday objects and famous monuments to imaginative renderings of spaceships, mansions, and mythical creatures.
  • No Starch Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Beautiful oops! / Barney Saltzberg.
Demonstrates the many ways that torn, crinkled, and smudged bits of paper can be transformed into various shapes and images.
  • Workman Publishing Compan
  • 2010
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Beauty unlimited / edited by Peg Zeglin Brand; foreword by Carolyn Korsmeyer.
Emphasizing the human body in all of its forms, Beauty Unlimited expands the boundaries of what is meant by beauty both geographically and aesthetically. Peg Zeglin Brand and an international group of contributors interrogate the body and the meaning of physical beauty in this multidisciplinary volume. This striking and provocative book explores the history of bodily beautification; the physicality of socially or culturally determined choices of beautification; the interplay of gender, race, class, age, sexuality, and ethnicity within and on the body; and the aesthetic meaning of the concept of beauty in an increasingly globalized world.
  • Indiana University Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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llluminates Beethoven's difficult childhood, his struggle to find a wife, his ungovernable temper, his emotional volatility, his tendency to push away those trying to help him, and in middle age his obsessive compulsion to control his nephew's life.
  • 2012.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Recounts the journey of wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer and his wife, filmmaker Leanne Allison, as they followed a herd of Porcupine caribou on their migration path from the northern Yukon to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Mountaineers Books
  • 2005
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Belle Cora / Phillip Margulies.
A sweeping historical tale based on the life and times of the daughter of a New York merchant finds the orphaned Belle suffering at the hands of a rival cousin before working as a prostitute and transforming herself repeatedly to win the love and life she desires.
  • Doubleday
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Belle Cora / Phillip Margulies.
A sweeping historical tale based on the life and times of the daughter of a New York merchant finds the orphaned Belle suffering at the hands of a rival cousin before working as a prostitute and transforming herself repeatedly to win the love and life she desires.
  • Doubleday
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Beyond closed doors [videorecording] / written and produced by Hugh Dorigo.
A documentary that views the rhetoric and politics of agriculture to confront issues in animal welfare that have the potential to affect all Americans. This film uses minimal graphic footage of factory farms and drives straight down the center of often polarizing issues. Takes the viewer on a journey from the ground breaking conference on animal sentience in London, to North Carolina where residents live in fear of the political power of the pork industry and to Arizona where unscrupulous politicians are attempting to rewrite the constitution putting factory farms beyond the reach of the law. Interviews with scientists, veterinarians, farmers, professionals, welfare groups and consumers, illuminate important issues rarely covered in the mainstream media.
  • Sandgrain films
  • c2006
  • DVD
  • Meramec
 
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An anthology of Jackie Robinson's columns in the New York Post and the New York Amsterdam News newspapers.
  • Syracuse University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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For years the authoritarian regimes of the Arab world displayed remarkable persistence. Then, beginning in December 2010, much of the region underwent rapid and remarkable political change. This volume explores the precursors, nature, and trajectory of the dynamics unleashed by the Arab Spring. The authors focus on the complex forces that have sustained authoritarianism in the region, as well as the roots of popular mobilization and regime overthrow. They also examine the possibilities for democratic reform -- and, where it has occurred, relapse. Their work offers a comprehensive assessment, at once sophisticated and accessible, of current developments and trends in the countries of the Arab Middle East and North Africa--Publisher description.
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Beyond the asterisk: understanding Native students in higher education / edited by Heather J. Shotton, Shelly C. Lowe, and Stephanie J. Waterman.
"While the success of higher education and student affairs is predicated on understanding the students we serve, the reality is, where the Native American population is concerned, that this knowledge is generally lacking. This lack may be attributed to this population's invisibility within the academy - it is often excluded from institutional data and reporting, and frequently noted as not statistically significant - and its relegation to what is referred to as the "American Indian research asterisk." The purpose of this book is to move beyond the asterisk in an effort to better understand Native students, challenge the status quo, and provide an informed base for leaders in student and academic affairs, and administrators concerned with the success of students on their campuses. The authors of this book share their understanding of Native epistemologies, culture, and social structures, offering student affairs professionals and institutions a richer array of options, resources, and culturally-relevant and inclusive models to better serve this population. The book begins by providing insights into Native student experiences, presenting the first-year experience from a Native perspective, illustrating the role of a Native living/learning community in student retention, and discussing the importance of incorporating culture into student programming for Native students as well as the role of Native fraternities and sororities. The authors then consider administrative issues, such as the importance of outreach to tribal nations, the role of Tribal Colleges and Universities and opportunities for collaborations, and the development of Native American Student Services Units. The book concludes with recommendations for how institutions can better serve Native students in graduate programs, the role that Indigenous faculty play in student success, and how professional associations can assist student affairs professionals with fulfilling their role of supporting the success of Native American students, staff, and faculty. This book moves beyond the asterisk to provide important insights from Native American higher education leaders and non -Native practitioners who have made Native students a priority in their work. While predominantly addressed to the student affairs profession - providing an understanding of the needs of the Native students it serves, describing the multi-faceted and unique issues, characteristics and experiences of this population, and sharing proven approaches to developing appropriate services - it also covers issues of broader administrative concern, such as collaboration with tribal colleges; as well academic issues, such as graduate and professional education. The book covers new material, as well as expanding on topics previously addressed in the literature, including Native American Greek organizations, incorporating Native culture into student programming, and the role of Native American Special Advisors. The contributors are themselves products of colleges and universities where Native students are too often invisible, and who succeeded despite the odds. Their insights and the examples they provide add richness to this book. It will provide a catalyst for new higher education practices that lead to direct, and increased support for, Native Americans and others who are working to remove the Native American asterisk from research and practice."--Publisher's website.
  • Stylus
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Black horizon / James Grippando.
"It's deja vu, with a big twist. Three summers after the biggest man-made environmental disaster in history, millions of gallons of oil are again spewing from a hole in the ocean floor. But this rig explosion was in Cuban waters, just 50 miles away from Florida, and the situation is complex. The consortium doing the work is state-owned Venezuelan, Chinese and Russian, controlled by a mineral lease from the Cuban government. And the Cubans not only refuse assistance from the U.S., they also vow to fire on "hostile" American vessels that enter Cuban waters. Enter Jack Swyteck, who's honeymooning with his new wife Andie in the lower Keys. As an ominous black slick appears in the water, CIA agent Andie is called back to an undercover assignment. So Jack heads to Key West to see his buddy Theo Knight. There Jack is transformed from bystander to player in the unfolding oil catastrophe when he takes on a client whose husband was on the rig that blew up. She wants Jack to file a wrongful death in U.S. court. Taking on this unimaginably complicated case pitches Jack into a dangerous world, only to find that his case and Andie's assignment may be lethally connected"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Harper
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Black stats: African Americans by the numbers in the twenty-first century / Monique W. Morris; with an introduction by Khalil Gibran Muhammad.
"Black Stats-- a comprehensive guide filled with contemporary facts and figures on African Americans-- is an essential reference for anyone attempting to fathom the complex state of our nation. With fascinating and often surprising information on everything from incarceration rates, lending practices, and the arts to marriage, voting habits, and green jobs, the contextualized material in this book will better attune readers to telling trends while challenging commonly held, yet often misguided, perceptions. A compilation that at once highlights measures of incredible progress and enumerates the disparate impacts of social policies and practices, this book is a critical tool for advocates, educators, and policy makers. Black Stats offers indispensable information that is sure to enlighten discussions and provoke debates about the quality of Black life in the United States today-and help chart the path to a better future. There are less than a quarter-million Black public school teachers in the U.S.-- representing just 7 percent of all teachers in public schools. Approximately half of the Black population in the United States lives in neighborhoods that have no White residents. In the five years before the Great Recession, the number of Black-owned businesses in the United States increased by 61 percent. A 2010 study found that 41 percent of Black youth feel that rap music videos should be more political. There are no Black owners or presidents of an NFL franchise team. 78 percent of Black Americans live within 30 miles of a coal- fired power plant, compared with 56 percent of White Americans."-- Provided by publisher.
  • The New Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Readers go step-by-step with the author from planning and installing a Blackboard Learn instance to supporting and administrating a system with courses and users. The book starts with how to plan, install, and brand a Blackboard Learn instance. Readers then learn about the creation and management of courses and users. They then learn about the tools and controls that administrator's possess within Blackboard Learn. Readers also review how to improve security and performance within their system. They then dip into complex topics such as integrating Blackboard Learn with other information systems and publisher websites. Administrating Blackboard Learn educates the reader on the fundamental tools and tasks for basic administration, while explaining complex options that expert administrators want to tackle.--From Barnes & Noble.
  • Packt Pub.
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Documents the author's efforts to eat food produced within ten miles of her home in Puget Sound, Washington, exposing the cause-and-effect consequences of a processed-foods diet while sharing the stories of the farmers she befriended who epitomized the sustainable lifestyle.
  • Viking
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Body language: stories in flesh / photographs by Marc Hauser; texts byMatthew Bennett and Elias Cepeda; introduction by Jonah Horwitz.
A photographic exploration of some men and women who express their most intimate qualities in the most public way, by etching them permanently on their bodies in tattoos.
  • Cloud Hands Press
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Bone deep / Randy Wayne White.
When a Crow Indian acquaintance of Tomlinson's asks him to help recover a relic stolen from his tribe, Doc Ford is happy to tag along--but neither Doc nor Tomlinson realize what they've let themselves in for. Their search takes them to the part of Central Florida known as Bone Valley, famous primarily for two things: a ruthless subculture of black-marketers who trade in illegal artifacts and fossils, and a multibillion-dollar phosphate industry whose strip mines compromise the very ground they walk on. Neither enterprise tolerates nosy outsiders. For each, public exposure equals big financial losses--and in a region built on a million-year accumulation of bones, there is no shortage of spots in which to hide a corpse. Or two"-- Provided by publisher.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Reading aloud to and with young children is an experience that serves a variety of purposes. In Book Smart: How to Support Successful, Motivated Readers, the experience of reading together is used as a vehicle for discussing the varied yet interconnected language and literacy skills that jumpstart the career of a successful reader. Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, this book is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social, emotional, and motivational skills that must be fostered in young children. The early chapters in this book will help you get your child ready for school and ready to read, and the later chapters will help you foster your child's lifelong love of reading. Throughout the book, the authors also provide tips for building a special bond with your child through reading together - from giving appropriate praise to modeling persistence. Perhaps most importantly, this book serves as a guide along the path to becoming an independent reader. This journey begins with a discussion of oral language and emergent literacy skills and then moves into the child's early writing attempts, story comprehension, general knowledge development and social-emotional growth. A highly informative but light-hearted read, this book will allow you to bring the joy of reading into your home"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Surveying the whole world of books, literary essayist Dirda opens with an impassioned critique of modern reading habits, then presents many of the great, and idiosyncratic, writers he loves the most. He starts with ancient classics and ends with groundbreaking science fiction; in between, he writes about everything from Renaissance intellectual history and Russian literary theory to spaghetti westerns and neglected modern masters.--From publisher description.
  • W.W. Norton
  • c2005
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"An inside-out guide to the emerging adolescent mind, ages 12-24"-- Jacket.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"An inside-out guide to the emerging adolescent mind, ages 12-24"-- Jacket.
  • Jeremy P. Tarcher
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Former Colorado governor Richard D. Lamm and political economist Andy Sharma provide an informed and erudite look at the current state of the American healthcare system. The authors address questions ranging from the impact of the retiring baby boomer generation to what the impending healthcare reforms mean for the nation. Lamm and Sharma also expose the problems existing not only in policy and professional circles but also in public attitudes and expectations.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Bacevich takes stock of the separation between Americans and their military, tracing its origins to the Vietnam era and exploring its pernicious implications: a nation with an abiding appetite for war waged at enormous expense by a standing army demonstrably unable to achieve victory. Rather than something for "other people" to do, Bacevich argues that national defense should become the business of "we the people."
  • Metropolitan Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Bright!: [typography between illustration and art] / [edited by Slanted; translations, Karin Dufner, Michael Hulse].
Typography for many artists is loaded with creative potential. How much power of expression is contained in a letter, a word, or a sentence, when these entities, which are very communicative in character to begin with, are put on stage as images and objects? How does typographical information respond to its environment, to graphic complements, abstraction, or visual reversal? Under the curatorship of Slanted, this title presents a collection of pictorial typo-art, focusing on moving ahead. The differentiated spectrum, ranging from culturally rooted to revolutionary and innovative positions, does not leave out any sphere of interest: handpainted signs, tape-art, woodtype, letter objects, typographic sculptures, graffiti, tattoo art, generative performances, experimental type, and much more.
  • 2012.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Brooks Robinson is one of baseball's most transcendent and revered players. He won a record sixteen straight Gold Gloves at third base, led one of the best teams of the era, and is often cited as the greatest fielder in baseball history. Credited with almost single-handedly winning the 1970 World Series, this MVP was immortalized in a Normal Rockwell painting. A wholesome player and role model, Brooks honored the game of baseball not only with his play but with his class and character off the field. Author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, Doug Wilson returns to baseball's Golden Age to detail the birth of a new franchise through the man who came to symbolize it as one of baseball's most beloved players. Through numerous interviews with people from every part of the legendary player's life, Wilson reveals never-before- reported information to illuminate Brooks's remarkable skill and warm personality. Brooks takes readers back to an era when players fought for low- paying yearly contracts, spanning the turbulent 60s and 70s and into the dawning of the free agent era. He was elected to the MLB All-Century Team and as president of the MLB Players Alumni, Brooks continues to influence today's baseball players. In the current climate of astronomic salaries, steroids, off- field troubles, and heroes who let down their fans, Brooks reminds baseball fans of the honor and glory at the heart of America's favorite pastime"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Brooks Robinson is one of baseball's most transcendent and revered players. He won a record sixteen straight Gold Gloves at third base, led one of the best teams of the era, and is often cited as the greatest fielder in baseball history. Credited with almost single-handedly winning the 1970 World Series, this MVP was immortalized in a Normal Rockwell painting. A wholesome player and role model, Brooks honored the game of baseball not only with his play but with his class and character off the field. Author of The Bird: The Life and Legacy of Mark Fidrych, Doug Wilson returns to baseball's Golden Age to detail the birth of a new franchise through the man who came to symbolize it as one of baseball's most beloved players. Through numerous interviews with people from every part of the legendary player's life, Wilson reveals never-before- reported information to illuminate Brooks's remarkable skill and warm personality. Brooks takes readers back to an era when players fought for low- paying yearly contracts, spanning the turbulent 60s and 70s and into the dawning of the free agent era. He was elected to the MLB All-Century Team and as president of the MLB Players Alumni, Brooks continues to influence today's baseball players. In the current climate of astronomic salaries, steroids, off- field troubles, and heroes who let down their fans, Brooks reminds baseball fans of the honor and glory at the heart of America's favorite pastime"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Erycha and Touissant, although they live only a few miles apart in the San Bernardino Valley, are separated by class, violence, and history as they grow from adolescence to adulthood.
  • Heyday
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Buzz: urban beekeeping and the power of the bee / Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut.
"Bees are essential for human survival--one-third of all food on American dining tables depends on the labor of bees. Beyond pollination, the very idea of the bee is ubiquitous in our culture: we can feel buzzed; we can create buzz; we have worker bees, drones, and Queen bees; we establish collectives and even have communities that share a hive-mind. In Buzz, authors Lisa Jean Moore and Mary Kosut convincingly argue that the power of bees goes beyond the food cycle, bees are our mascots, our models, and, unlike any other insect, are both feared and revered. In this fascinating account, Moore and Kosut travel into the land of urban beekeeping in New York City, where raising bees has become all the rage. We follow them as they climb up on rooftops, attend beekeeping workshops and honey festivals, and even put on full-body beekeeping suits and open up the hives. In the process, we meet a passionate, dedicated, and eclectic group of urban beekeepers who tend to their brood with an emotional and ecological connection that many find restorative and empowering. Kosut and Moore also interview professional beekeepers and many others who tend to their bees for their all-important production of a food staple: honey. The artisanal food shops that are so popular in Brooklyn are a perfect place to sell not just honey, but all manner of goods: soaps, candles, beeswax, beauty products, and even bee pollen. Buzz also examines media representations of bees, such as children's books, films, and consumer culture, bringing to light the reciprocal way in which the bee and our idea of the bee inform one another. Partly an ethnographic investigation and partly a meditation on the very nature of human/insect relations, Moore and Kosut argue that how we define, visualize, and interact with bees clearly reflects our changing social and ecological landscape, pointing to how we conceive of and create culture, and how, in essence, we create ourselves. Lisa Jean Moore is a feminist medical sociologist and Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Purchase College, State University of New York. Mary Kosut is Associate Professor of Media, Society and the Arts at Purchase College, State University of New York. In the Biopolitics series"-- Provided by publisher.
  • New York University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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By blood we live / Glen Duncan.
"From the author of the best sellers The Last Werewolf and Talulla Rising, the hair-raising conclusion to the saga that has galvanized readers' imaginations: an electrifying, startlingly erotic love story that gives us the final battle for survival between werewolves and vampires, and one last incisive --brilliantly ironic--look at what it means to be, or to not be, human. Talulla has settled into an uneasy equilibrium: with her twins at her side and the devotion of her lover Walker, it's a normal family life--except for their monthly transformation into werewolves hungry for human flesh. But even this tenuous peace is interrupted for Talulla by nagging thoughts of Remshi, the 20, 000-year-old vampire who haunts her dreams. In turn Remshi can't escape the feeling that he knows Talulla from years before (many, many, many years). They have their distractions: Talulla is being pursued by a fanatical Christian cult, and Remshi is following the trail of reckless feedings by a newly turned vampire. But, as the novel unfurls, they are inextricably drawn to each other-- and toward the moment when an ancient prophecy may finally come to pass--in this tale of pulse-pounding supernatural suspense"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Presidential historian Dallek analyzes the brain trust whose contributions to the successes and failures of Kennedy's administration-- including the Bay of Pigs, civil rights, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam-- were indelible. The author delivers a striking portrait of a leader whose wise resistance to pressure and adherence to principle offers a cautionary tale for our own time.
  • HarperCollins Publishers
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Explores the many facets of cancer research, from basic genetic and cellular mechanisms to the danger of carcinogens and the influence of lifestyle.
  • Facts On File
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Captain Cat / Inga Moore.
Loving cats so much that he has more feline than human companions on his ship, Captain Cat arrives on an island overrun by rats that his feline charges rapidly trounce, a triumph that results in an offer that requires a difficult decision.
  • Candlewick Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A history of the outbreak of World War I, from the breakdown of diplomacy to the dramatic battles that occurred before the war bogged down in the trenches.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Cell / Robin Cook.
"George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc. George's initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiance dead in bed alongside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test. Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures. All of them had been part of the same beta test. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers--and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up? Despite threats to both his career and his freedom, George relentlessly seeks the truth, knowing that if he's right, the consequences could be lethal. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Cell / Robin Cook.
"George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc. George's initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiance dead in bed alongside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test. Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures. All of them had been part of the same beta test. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers--and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up? Despite threats to both his career and his freedom, George relentlessly seeks the truth, knowing that if he's right, the consequences could be lethal. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Cell / Robin Cook.
"George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc. George's initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating. He awakens one morning to find his fiance dead in bed alongside him, not long after she participated in an iDoc beta test. Then several of his patients die after undergoing imaging procedures. All of them had been part of the same beta test. Is it possible that iDoc is being subverted by hackers--and that the U.S. government is involved in a cover-up? Despite threats to both his career and his freedom, George relentlessly seeks the truth, knowing that if he's right, the consequences could be lethal. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Cemetery girl. Book one, The pretenders / Charlaine Harris, Christopher Golden; art by Don Kramer; colors by Daniele Rudoni; letters by Jacob Bascle.
She calls herself Calexa Rose Dunhill--names taken from the grim surroundings where she awoke, bruised and bloody, with no memory of who she is, how she got there, or who left her for dead. She has made the cemetery her home, living in a crypt and avoiding human contact. But Calexa can't hide from the dead--and because she can see spirits, they can't hide from her. Then one night, Calexa spies a group of teenagers vandalizing a grave--and watches in horror as they commit murder. As the victim's spirit rises from her body, it flows into Calexa, overwhelming her mind with visions and memories not her own. Now Calexa must make a decision: continue to hide to protect herself--or come forward to bring justice to the sad spirit who has reached out to her for help.
  • InkLit
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Chihuly / edited by Diane Charbonneau.
Dale Chihuly has been exploring the plastic potential of blown glass for more than 40 years. His spectacular pieces challenge the apparent fragility of the medium and transport us to a magical world. This exquisite volume follows Chihuly's career through photographs of his series works as well as his monumental site-specific installations. Inspired by nature, Chihuly's pieces explode with color and vibrate with life. Their expressiveness and spontaneity recall Jackson Pollock's action paintings, yet their visceral physicality and playfulness have made these pieces some of the most broadly acclaimed works in contemporary art. As this book shows, Chihuly's work is at once mesmerizing, thought provoking, and visually seductive.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Children's understanding of death: toward a contextualized and integrated account / edited by Karl S. Rosengren, Peggy J. Miller, Isabel T.
In this monograph we provide an account of young children's socialization with respect to death and develop a conception of children's understanding of death that encompasses affective and cognitive dimensions. Conducted in a small city in the Midwest, the project involved several component studies employing quantitative and qualitative methods. Middle-class, European American children were interviewed about their cognitive/affective understandings of death; their parents completed questionnaires about the children's experiences and their own beliefs and practices. Other data included ethnographic observations, interviews, focus groups, and analyses of children's books. Parents and teachers shared a dominant folk theory, believing that children should be shielded from death because they lack the emotional and cognitive capacity to understand or cope with death. even the youngest children knew basic elements of the emotional script for death, a script that paralleled messages available across socializing contexts. Similarly, they showed considerable understanding of the subconcepts of death, providing additional evidence that young children's cognitive understanding is more advanced than previously thought, and contradicting the dominant folk theory held by most parents. Although children's default model of death was biological, many children and parents used coexistence models, mixing scientific and religious elements. A preliminary study of Mexican American families cast the foregoing findings in relief, illustrating a different set of socializing beliefs and practices. Mexican American children's understanding of death differed from their European American counterparts' in ways that mirrored these differences.--From back cover.
  • 2014.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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In this monograph we provide an account of young children's socialization with respect to death and develop a conception of children's understanding of death that encompasses affective and cognitive dimensions. Conducted in a small city in the Midwest, the project involved several component studies employing quantitative and qualitative methods. Middle-class, European American children were interviewed about their cognitive/affective understandings of death; their parents completed questionnaires about the children's experiences and their own beliefs and practices. Other data included ethnographic observations, interviews, focus groups, and analyses of children's books. Parents and teachers shared a dominant folk theory, believing that children should be shielded from death because they lack the emotional and cognitive capacity to understand or cope with death. even the youngest children knew basic elements of the emotional script for death, a script that paralleled messages available across socializing contexts. Similarly, they showed considerable understanding of the subconcepts of death, providing additional evidence that young children's cognitive understanding is more advanced than previously thought, and contradicting the dominant folk theory held by most parents. Although children's default model of death was biological, many children and parents used coexistence models, mixing scientific and religious elements. A preliminary study of Mexican American families cast the foregoing findings in relief, illustrating a different set of socializing beliefs and practices. Mexican American children's understanding of death differed from their European American counterparts' in ways that mirrored these differences.--From back cover.
  • Wiley
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Like any decision that we make in life, making the choice to seek therapy involves mastering a large body of knowledge, sifting through the thousands of therapists in the field and finding the right one, understanding different psychological approaches to counseling and what might work best for any one person, learning a variety of skills on how to be in therapy, and exploring one's most inner self with a complete stranger. Most people are unfortunately stuck navigating this difficult process on their own, leaving a lot of things up to chance. This work acknowledges these difficulties and offers readers the tools needed to choose the right therapist, set their goals for therapy, and understand the benefits and outcomes available to them through the various approaches therapists take. When entering therapy, individuals may not be armed with the information they need in order to make progress and see results. Many stop therapy if they do not feel they are getting anything out of it; others stop if they feel they are being treated differently by others who know they are in therapy. In this book the author clearly defines various psychological approaches therapists take, the different types of therapies available including long terms versus short term and group versus individual therapy, and ways of overcoming stigma associated with being in counseling. She discusses various psychotherapeutic medications and other questions patients might have about the ways they might address the issues they experience. Helping readers to define goals, understand treatment options, and prepare to do the work of therapy, teh author offers a clear roadmap to those new to treatment, to those returning to treatment, and to those helping others to seek treatment.--From book jacket.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Inc
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Since the 1890s, providing places for people to garden has been an inventive strategy to improve American urban conditions. There have been vacant- lot gardens, school gardens, Depression-era relief gardens, victory gardens, and community gardens--each representing a consistent impulse to return to gardening during times of social and economic change. In this critical history of community gardening in America, Laura J. Lawson documents the evolution of urban garden programs in the United States. Her narrative focuses on the values associated with gardening, the ebb and flow of campaigns during times of social and economic crisis, organizational strategies of these primarily volunteer campaigns, and the sustainability of current programs.[[From publisher description.
  • University of California Press
  • c2005
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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City cat / Kate Banks; pictures by Lauren Castillo.
An easy-to-read book about a globe-trotting cat that crosses paths with a vacationing family in the great cities of Europe. Includes facts about the cities.
  • Frances Foster Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Agreeing to flee New York City when her husband is targeted by a gang for his part in a high-profile arrest, Molly travels to Paris to stay with art- student friends whose disappearances are tied to the murder of a renowned Impressionist artist.
  • Minotaur Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Claire of the sea light / Edwidge Danticat.
"The interconnected secrets of a coastal Haitian town are revealed when one little girl, the daughter of a fisherman, goes missing"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Classics of Western philosophy / edited by Steven M. Cahn.
The 8th edition of Classics of Western Philosophy trumps the 7th edition -- as well as all competing anthologies -- by including Plato's Laches, selections from Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (on courage), Descartes' Discourse on Method, the remainder of Berkeley's Treatise Concerning the Principles of Human Knowledge, and the whole of Kant's Prolegomena, all in preeminent translations. These additions -- with no offsetting deletions -- yield an anthology of unprecedented versatility, making it the only volume of its kind to offer both Descartes' Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy; Berkeley's A Treatise Concerning Principles of Human Knowledge and Three Dialogues; and Kant's Prolegomena and selections from the Critique of Pure Reason.
  • Hackett Publishing Company
  • Inc
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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This landmark guide has been reenergized and reorganized for today's classroom with new evidence-based insights and a refined framework that strengthens instructional planning.--From publisher description.
  • ASCD
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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This is the story of how an ordinary Iraqi became a hero to America's elite warriors. Night after night, while his homeland was being destroyed around him, he guided the U.S. Navy SEALs through Iraq's most dangerous regions. Operating under the code name "Johnny Walker," he risked his life on more than a thousand missions and became a legend in the U.S. special-ops community. But in the eyes of Iraq's terrorists and insurgents, he and his family were marked for death because he worked with the Americans. Over the course of eight years, Johnny Walker unmasked countless terrorists and helped foil an untold number of plots against Americans and their allies. He went on hundreds of missions, saved dozens of American lives and risked his own life daily. He and his family lived in constant jeopardy, surviving multiple assassination attempts. Today they live in the United States, where he remains in the fight by helping train the next generation of American special-operations warriors.--From publisher description.
  • William Morrow
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Collected stories / Rudyard Kipling; selected and introduced by Robert Gottlieb.
Contains a selection of Kipling's short stories.
  • A.A. Knopf
  • c1994
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Color and design / edited by Marilyn DeLong and Barbara Martinson.
"From products we use to clothes we wear, and spaces we inhabit, we rely on color to provide visual appeal, data codes and meaning. Color and Design addresses how we understand and experience color, and through specific examples explores how color is used in a spectrum of design-based disciplines including apparel design, graphic design, interior design, and product design. Through highly engaging contributions from a wide range of international scholars and practitioners, the book explores color as an individual and cultural phenomenon, as a pragmatic device for communication, and as a valuable marketing tool. Color and Design provides a comprehensive overview for scholars and an accessible text for students on a range of courses within design, fashion, cultural studies, anthropology, sociology and visual and material culture. Its exploration of color in marketing as well as design makes this book an invaluable resource for professional designers. It will also allow practitioners to understand how and why color is so extensively varied and offers such enormous potential to communicate"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Berg Publishers
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Come back, Moon / by David Kherdian; illustrated by Nonny Hogrogian.
A sleepless bear hides the moon, much to the displeasure of his forest animal friends who miss dancing under its light.
  • Beach Lane Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Jordan shows you how to cook dinners that are unpretentious, deeply delicious, and won't strain your time or your budget. Often making use of the slow cooker, these recipes are easily adaptable to your own tastes.
  • Workman Publishing
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event.
  • The Penguin Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Presents a minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident that nearly caused a nuclear disaster, examining other near misses and America's growing susceptibility to a catastrophic event.
  • The Penguin Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Command authority / Tom Clancy with Mark Greaney.
"The #1 New York Times-bestselling author and master of the technothriller returns with his All-Star team. There's a new strong man in Russia but his rise to power is based on a dark secret hidden decades in the past. The solution to that mystery lies with a most unexpected source, President Jack Ryan"-- Provided by publisher.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Communicating professionally: a how-to-do-it manual / Catherine Sheldrick Ross and Kirsti Nilsen.
The authors provide a handy source for library professionals that covers all aspects of professional communication. Effective communication consists of skills that can be learned and practiced and taught to other. Library professionals need to understand the principles, if they are to use these skills in situations that arise on the job.
  • Neal-Schuman
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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The 21 stories in Complete Stories 1892-1898 represent James at the peak of his storytelling powers. Among them are "The Turn of the Screw," one of his most popular works, a terrifying exercise in psychological horror centering on the corruption of childhood innocence; "The Real Thing," a playful consideration of the illusions of art and the paradoxes of authenticity; "The Figure in the Carpet," "The Death of the Lion," and "The Middle Years," three very different expositions of the mysteries of authorship, embodying some of James's most profound insights into the nature of his own art; "The Altar of the Dead," a somber, ultimately wrenching meditation on the relation of the living to the dead; and "In the Cage," an extended evocation of the inner life of a young woman trapped in a dehumanizing job at a postal-and-telegraph office.
  • Library of America
  • 1996
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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An expertly edited, fine edition of James's stories from the end of his career collects thirty-one tales, including the fantasies "The Great Good Place" and "The Jolly Corner," along with "The Beast in the Jungle."
  • Library of America
  • 1996
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Concealed in death / J.D. Robb.
"The incomparable J. D. Robb presents the latest moving and suspenseful novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling Eve Dallas series. In a decrepit, long-empty New York building, Lieutenant Eve Dallas's husband begins the demolition process by swinging a sledgehammer into a wall. When the dust clears, there are two skeletons wrapped in plastic behind it. He summons his wife immediately-and by the time she's done with the crime scene, there are twelve murders to be solved. The place once housed a makeshift shelter for troubled teenagers, back in the mid-2040s, and Eve tracks down the people who ran it. Between their recollections and the work of the force's new forensic anthropologist, Eve begins to put names and faces to the remains. They are all young girls. A tattooed tough girl who dealt in illegal drugs. The runaway daughter of a pair of well-to-do doctors. They all had their stories. And they all lost their chance for a better life. Then Eve discovers a connection between the victims and someone she knows. And she grows even more determined to reveal the secrets of the place that was called The Sanctuary-and the evil concealed in one human heart. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Concealing coloration in animals / Judy Diamond and Alan B. Bond.
"The biological functions of coloration in animals are sometimes surprising. Color can attract mates, intimidate enemies, and distract predators. But color patterns can also conceal animals from detection. Concealing coloration is unusual because it is an adaptation not only to the visual features of the environment but also to the perceptual and cognitive capabilities of other organisms. Judy Diamond and Alan Bond bring to light the many factors at work in the evolution of concealing coloration. Animals that resemble twigs, tree bark, stones, and seaweed may appear to be perfect imitations, but no concealment strategy is without flaws. Amid the clutter of the natural world, predators search for minute, telltale clues that will reveal the identity of their prey. Predators have remarkable abilities to learn to discriminate the fake from the real. But prey have their own range of defensive tactics, evolving multiple appearances or the ability to change color at will. Drawing on modern experimental evidence of the functional significance of animal color strategies, Diamond and Bond offer striking illustrations of how the evolution of features in one organism can be driven by the psychology of others. Concealing Coloration in Animals takes readers on a scientific adventure that explores creatures inside mats of floating seaweed, mice and lizards on desert rocks and sand, and rare parrots in the rainforest of New Zealand. Color photographs extensively document the mind-boggling array of deceptive strategies animals use to blend in, mislead, or vanish from view."-- Publisher's description.
  • The Belknap Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Lucky Santangelo. A fifteen-year-old wild child ready to discover life, love and independence. Daughter of the notorious Gino, Lucky discovers her mother's murdered body floating in the family swimming pool at the tender age of four. Since then Gino has kept her protected from life closeted in their Bel Air mansion. But in Confessions of a Wild Child Lucky finally breaks free, and running away from boarding school the adventures begin. Boys, sex, drugs and rock n' roll - Lucky explores it all in preparation for the strong, kick-ass woman she eventually becomes. Delve into the world that Lucky rules!"-- Provided by publisher.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"Lucky Santangelo. A fifteen-year-old wild child ready to discover life, love and independence. Daughter of the notorious Gino, Lucky discovers her mother's murdered body floating in the family swimming pool at the tender age of four. Since then Gino has kept her protected from life closeted in their Bel Air mansion. But in Confessions of a Wild Child Lucky finally breaks free, and running away from boarding school the adventures begin. Boys, sex, drugs and rock n' roll - Lucky explores it all in preparation for the strong, kick-ass woman she eventually becomes. Delve into the world that Lucky rules!"-- Provided by publisher.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Lucky Santangelo. A fifteen-year-old wild child ready to discover life, love and independence. Daughter of the notorious Gino, Lucky discovers her mother's murdered body floating in the family swimming pool at the tender age of four. Since then Gino has kept her protected from life closeted in their Bel Air mansion. But in Confessions of a Wild Child Lucky finally breaks free, and running away from boarding school the adventures begin. Boys, sex, drugs and rock n' roll - Lucky explores it all in preparation for the strong, kick-ass woman she eventually becomes. Delve into the world that Lucky rules!"-- Provided by publisher.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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The authors of Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards provide a comprehensive framework for reaching and teaching English language learners, students from culturally diverse backgrounds, and students with disabilities.
  • ASCD
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Conquest / John Connolly & Jennifer Ridyard.
"The first in a stunning new science fiction trilogy, Conquest introduces a world where humanity has been conquered by a powerful alien rulership--unless a group of young rebels can unlock their powers and help rescue humankind from its terrible fate. Earth has been invaded by the Illyri--a beautiful, civilized, yet ruthless alien race. The Resistance grows stronger against the invaders, for it is up to the young people of the Earth to lead the battle and save humanity. Syl Hellais, conceived among the stars, is the oldest alien child on Earth. The daughter of one of the planet's rulers, she has hidden gifts and powers that she does yet fully understand. But all is not as it seems. Secret experiments are being conducted on humans, the Illyri are at war among themselves, and the sinister Nairene Sisterhood has arrived on Earth, hungry for new blood. When Syl helps a pair of young fighters escape execution, she finds herself sentenced to death and pursued by her own kind. Soon, she even risks breaking the greatest taboo of her race by falling in love with a human. Now the hunter has become the hunted, and the predators have become prey. And as Syl is about to learn, the real invasion is yet to begin." from publisher's web site.
  • Atria
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Explore the most up-to-date green methods for residential and commercial building construction, along with the construction materials and properties needed to carry them out with this newly revised book. Construction Materials, Methods and Techniques: Building for a Sustainable Future, 3E offers comprehensive coverage of these topics and presents them using a logical, well- structured format that follows the natural sequence of a construction project. With an emphasis in providing the most current information available, including sustainability and green design, this third edition is fully equipped with content that reflects the 2004 Edition of Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) MasterFormat and information that is based on the input of hundreds of today's top manufacturers and professional and trade organizations. In addition, relevant building codes are frequently referenced, rounding out this need-to- know coverage that is critical to success in the industry.--Product Description.
  • Cengage Learning
  • 2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Controversy and hope: the civil rights photographs of James Karales / Julian Cox with Rebekah Jacob and Monica Karales; foreword by Andrew Young.
"Commemorates the civil rights legacy of James Karales (1930-2002), a professional photojournalist who documented the 1965 Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights ... From 1960 to 1971, Karales worked as a staff photographer for Look magazine, traveling the world during a time of dynamic social change and recording the harsh realities he witnessed at home and abroad"--Dust jacket.
  • University of South Carolina Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"The key to success in life and business is to become a master at Conversational Intelligence. It's not about how smart you are, but how open you are to learn new and effective powerful conversational rituals that prime the brain for trust, partnership, and mutual success. Conversational Intelligence translates the wealth of new insights coming out of neuroscience from across the globe, and brings the science down to earth so people can understand and apply it in their everyday lives. Author Judith Glaser presents a framework for knowing what kind of conversations trigger the lower, more primitive brain; and what activates higher-level intelligences such as trust, integrity, empathy, and good judgment. Conversational Intelligence makes complex scientific material simple to understand and apply through a wealth of easy to use tools, examples, conversational rituals, and practices for all levels of an organization."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Bibliomotion
  • Inc
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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A comprehensive guide to improving mental clarity and quality of life in the aftermath of a concussion draws on the expertise of a neuropsychologist and concussion survivor to counsel patients and caregivers on how to manage symptoms ranging from migraines and depression to sleep problems and memory loss.
  • Avery
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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A comprehensive guide to improving mental clarity and quality of life in the aftermath of a concussion draws on the expertise of a neuropsychologist and concussion survivor to counsel patients and caregivers on how to manage symptoms ranging from migraines and depression to sleep problems and memory loss.
  • Avery
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Examines the role of African-Americans in the military through the history of the Triple Nickles, America's first black paratroopers, who fought against attacks perpetrated on the American West by the Japanese during World War II.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Cousin Bette / Honor de Balzac; translated by Kathleen Raine; introduction by Francine Prose; notes by James Madden.
"...Cousin Bette is the story of a Vosges peasant who rebels against her scornful upper-class relatives, skillfully turning their selfish obsessions against them. The novel exemplifies what Henry James described as Balzac's 'huge, all-compassing, all-desiring, all-devouring love of reality'"--Cover, p. 4.
  • Modern Library
  • 2002
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Crafting calm: projects and practices for creativity and contemplation / Maggie Oman Shannon; foreword by Mary Anne Radmacher.
The author uses crafts and creativity as a way to relax, calm the mind, and find the stillness within. These crafts can also be vehicles for spiritual exploration and development.
  • Viva Editions
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A rich guide book that recounts the stories of some of the most successful social entrepreneurial programs operating today, with real life examples of how they overcame both physical and societal barriers to create a lasting impact on the world. The lessons contained in this volume are an asset to any social entrepreneur looking for new and innovative ways to have a positive impact and change the world around them, be they at their initial concept phase or a successful venture looking to expand their sphere of influence. Featuring contributions from some of the world's best social ventures such as: Benetech, Brac-USA, Root Capital, Second Muse, Share Our Strength, and YouthBuild, the lessons imparted in Creating Good Work are an asset to any social entrepreneur searching for the best way to make their vision into a reality.
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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In Creating the Opportunity to Learn, Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera help navigate the waters of evidence-based methodologies and chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. The authors maintain that it is possible to close the gap by abandoning failed strategies, learning from successful schools, and simply doing more of what the research shows is most effective. --From publisher's description.
  • ASCD
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Cross my heart / James Patterson.
In the latest novel of the series, the author raises the stakes to their highest level, ever, when Alex Cross becomes the obsession of a genius of menace set on proving that he is the greatest mind in the history of crime. Detective Alex Cross is a family man at heart; nothing matters more to him than his children, his grandmother, and his wife Bree. His love of his family is his anchor, and gives him the strength to confront evil in his work. One man knows this deeply, and uses Alex's strength as a weapon against him. When the ones Cross loves are in danger, he will do anything to protect them. If he does anything to protect them, they will die.--Provided by publisher.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Culture Shock! China is an essential read for anyone intending to live or work in the world's fastest-rising economic powershouse, the People's Republic of China. This book guides you through settling in and socialising, from choosing your accommodation and employing an ayi, to finding good restaurants and enjoying China's varied and exquisite cuisine. Get first-hand knowledge about working in China and about the Chinese language. Learn about the country's 5000 years of history and visit its spectacular mountains and rivers which contrast with the towering skylines of metropolitan cities. Be enlightened on Chinese culture and discover how the people balance traditions and customs with modernity. Filled with practical information, Culture Shock! China is a must-have guide that will equip you with the confidence to try out everything in this exciting country"--Back cover.
  • Marshall Cavendish
  • 2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today? With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K 12 curriculum. Sharing her expertise as a world-renowned curriculum designer and calling upon the collective wisdom of 10 education thought leaders. Curriculum 21 is the ideal guide for transforming our schools into what they must become: learning organizations that match the times in which we live.--From Amazon.
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Dark Wolf / Christine Feehan.
Already tasked with shielding half of his soul, Skyler must save Carpathian Dimitri after he is marked for extermination by the Lycans.
  • Berkley Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Dark Wolf / Christine Feehan.
Already tasked with shielding half of his soul, Skyler must save Carpathian Dimitri after he is marked for extermination by the Lycans.
  • Berkley Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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An insider's account of the 1979 Iranian Revolution challenges popular beliefs while drawing on a wealth of memoirs, diaries and newspaper reports to discuss such topics as the rise of Ayatollah Khomeini, the establishment of Saddam Hussein's Iraq and the development of Al-Qaida.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Dear John / Nicholas Sparks.
John, a high school dropout, enlists in the Army not knowing what else to do with his life. While in the Army he meets Savannah, they fall in love and she awaits his return from the Army. After 9/11 John feels it's his duty to re- enlist. During their long separation Savannah falls in love and marries someone else.
  • Grand Central Pub.
  • 2008
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Death of a policeman / M.C. Beaton.
"Local police stations all over the Scottish Highlands are being threatened with closure. This presents the perfect opportunity for Detective Chief Inspector Blair, who would love nothing more than to get rid of Sergeant Hamish Macbeth. Blair suggests that Cyril Sessions, a keen young police officer, visit the town of Lochdubh to monitor exactly what Macbeth does every day. Macbeth hears about Blair's plan and is prepared to insure that Cyril returns back to headquarters with a full report. But Cyril is soon found dead and Hamish quickly becomes the prime suspect in his murder"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Investigating evidence of a violent struggle at the home of Ministry of Defense member Dudley Kynaston, Pitt and the Special Branch discover the brutally murdered body of a young woman before realizing that Kynaston is not who he appears to be.
  • Ballantine Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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"The notion of one day disappearing from the earth forever is contrary to many of America's defining cultural values, with death and dying viewed as 'un- American' experiences. Arguing that death and dying may be our last major taboo, this book shows how death and dying became almost unmentionable words over the course of the last century. Although we have recently made some progress in reconciling the fact that life is a finite resource, we remain very unprepared for the approaching tsunami of death as the largest generation in history begins to age and die in great numbers. Death, American Style is thus highly timely and relevant, suggesting that Americans need to individually and collectively come to terms with mortality if we are to learn to treat death as an inevitable part of life, and to prepare accordingly. As more and more Americans face end of life decisions, it will be vital for us to radically change the current view of death and dying. The alternative, the author argues, is that the emerging 'death- centric' society may bring with it a period of turmoil equivalent to that of the countercultural 1960s and 1970s."--Publisher's description.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Inc
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"A timely, broadly revisionist, essential book by one of our foremost economic observers takes down one of the most cherished tenets of contemporary financial thinking: that spending less, refusing to forgive debt, and shrinking government--"austerity"--is a solution to the current economic crisis. Since the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, too much of our conversation about economic recovery has centered on the question of debt: whether we have too much of it, when to forgive it, and how to cut the deficit. Robert Kuttner makes the most powerful argument to date that these are the wrong questions and that austerity is the wrong solution. Blending economics with historical examples of effective debt relief and punitive debt enforcement, he makes clear that universal belt-tightening, as a prescription for recession, simply defies economic logic. Just as debtor's prisons once prevented individuals from working and thus being able to pay back their debts, austerity measures shackle, rather than restore, economic growth as the weight of past debt crushes the economy's future potential. Above all, Kuttner shows how austerity serves only the interest of creditors--the very bankers and financial elites whose actions precipitated the collapse. Lucid, authoritative, provocative--a book that is certain to be widely read and much debated"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Declaring War directly challenges the 200-year-old belief that the Congress can and should declare war. By offering a detailed analysis of the declarations of 1812, 1898 and the War Powers Resolution of 1973, the book demonstrates the extent of the organizational and moral incapacity of the Congress to declare war. This book invokes Carl von Clausewitz's dictum that 'war is policy' to explain why declarations of war are an integral part of war and proposes two possible remedies - a constitutional amendment or, alternatively, a significant reorganization of Congress. It offers a comprehensive historical, legal, constitutional, moral and philosophical analysis of why Congress has failed to check an imperial presidency. The book draws on Roman history and international law to clarify the form, function and language of declarations of war, and John Austin's speech act theory to investigate why and how a 'public announcement' is essential for the social construction of both war and the rule of law"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Cambridge University Press
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Binge drinking, particularly in young women, has become big news. Debates about the regulation and classification of cannabis are frequently voiced. Cigarette smoking is banned in public places, and emotive public health campaigns seek to reduce its use still further. Yet there are many sides to each of these arguments, and if we look back over the last 150 years, we see massive variety in the ways societies and states have related to drugs, drink, and tobacco. Virginia Berridge offers a much-needed long view, which helps illuminate our current concerns, and shows how three separate stories overlap and inter-connect. She takes us to the socially acceptable opium dens of Dickens's London; to the absinthe craze of fin-de-siecle Paris. She asks whether prohibition in America proved to be helpful or harmful. She looks at how tobacco was promoted as a medicinal benefit. She considers the medical use of cannabis, LSD, and other drugs. And through all this, she traces the changes in scientific and medical knowledge. This is a complex story of whether, and how, the state should intervene. How do we balance the interests of personal freedom, public well-being, healthcare, and the economy? Is substance abuse a social issue, or a medical one? As governments, health services, and the World Health Organisation grapple with these issues, the wisdom and experience of history can help map the way forward.
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Designer babies / Clay Farris Naff, book editor.
"At Issue: Designer Babies: Books in this anthology series focus a wide range of viewpoints onto a single controversial issue, providing in-depth discussions by leading advocates, a quick grounding in the issues, and a challenge to critical thinking skills"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Greenhaven Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Devil's playground [videorecording] / directed by Lucy Walker.
Looks at the Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of rumspringa which is a period in a teenager's life during which they are set free to explore the world outside the Amish life. This is so that they can make an informed decision before they make a commitment to join the church at adulthood. Follows four teenagers in their time of discovery.
  • Wellspring
  • c2002
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Dexter / writer, Jeff Lindsay; artist, Dalibor Talaji; color artist, Ive Svorcina, with Rachelle Rosenberg (#5); letterer, VC's Cory Petit.
It's an all-new Dexter adventure--his first time in comic book form-- written by his creator, Jeff Lindsay! Dexter Morgan isn't just Miami's #1 forensic blood splatter expert. He's also a serial killer...who targets other serial killers! But now, the deeply damaged Dexter must face two of his worst nightmares: his high school reunion, and a former classmate with a secret that could destroy him! And as if that weren't enough, Dexter and his detective sister Deborah are on a hot new case--that ends in flames! Dexter may have met his match...but did he help create him? Determined to prove how sneaky he really is, Dexter infiltrates his rival's lair...but has he actually stepped into a trap? The bodies are piling up under the hot Miami sun--and Dexter might be next!
  • Marvel
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape of television began an unprecedented transformation. While the networks continued to chase the lowest common denominator, a wave of new shows, first on premium cable channels like HBO and then basic cable networks like FX and AMC, dramatically stretched television's narrative inventiveness, emotional resonance, and artistic ambition. No longer necessarily concerned with creating always-likable characters, plots that wrapped up neatly every episode, or subjects that were deemed safe and appropriate, shows such as The Wire, The Sopranos, Mad Men, Deadwood, The Shield, and more tackled issues of life and death, love and sexuality, addiction, race, violence, and existential boredom. This revolution happened at the hands of a new breed of auteur: the all-powerful writer-show runner. These were men nearly as complicated, idiosyncratic, and "difficult" as the conflicted protagonists that defined the genre."-- Provided by publisher.
  • The Penguin Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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When Mink LaRue is called away to be with her dying mother, interrupting her con on the rich Dominion family, Dy-Nasty Jenkins, who looks exactly like Mink, tries to take up the mantle and steal the money for herself.
  • Dafina Books
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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This work examines why school desegregation, despite its success in closing the achievement gap, was never embraced wholeheartedly in the black community as a remedy for racial inequality. In 2007, a court case originally filed in Louisville, Kentucky, was argued before the Supreme Court and officially ended the era of school desegregation, changing how schools across America handle race and undermining the most important civil rights cases of the last century. This was not the first federal lawsuit that challenged school desegregation, but it was the first, and only one brought by African Americans. In this examination of the Louisville case, the author, a journalist returns to her hometown to understand why black families in the most racially integrated school system in America led the charge against desegregation. Weaving together the voices of parents, students, and teachers who fought for and against desegregation, her narrative upends assumptions about the history of busing and its aftermath. Desegregation corresponded with unprecedented gains in black achievement and economic progress, but in Louisville, those gains often came at a cost: traditionally black schools that had been bastions of community identity and pride faced closure; hundreds of black teachers lost their jobs; parents were helpless as their children's futures were dictated by racial quotas. In illuminating the often overlooked human stories behind this fraught legal struggle, the author reveals the difficult compromises forced on the black community in the wake of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision. This book is an account of one community's struggle that has important lessons for the next generation of education reformers. By taking a close look at where desegregation went wrong, the author uncovers problems with a new set of education ideas, including school choice, charter schools, and test-based accountability systems. But she also reminds us not to forget desegregation's many successes as we look for ways to close the achievement gap for minority students.
  • Beacon Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Do or die: reluctant heroes / Suzanne Brockmann.
"Former Navy SEAL Ian Dunn has been tasked by a mysterious government agency with rescuing two kidnapped children believed to have been taken prisoner in a South American embassy. Leading the mission alongside Phoebe Kruger, the new hire at the prestigious law firm where Dunn is a longtime client, Dunn will embark on a race against time while simultaneously dealing with an equally pressing danger -- he's being hunted by the mob for a job gone bust. In the midst of all this, Phoebe gets sucked deeper and deeper into Dunn's clandestine world, and Dunn faces some surprises of his own as he slowly becomes aware of Phoebe's sharp intelligence, keen sense of humor and generous heart--things he's been missing all his life"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Ballantine Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"A look at the major players from Apple and Google, and how their competition has altered and continues to alter the technology industry"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Sarah Crichton Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) should be an integral part of every academics life, representing not only the pinnacle of effortful teaching, but also standing side by side with more conventional disciplinary scholarship. Although practiced by many instructors for years, SoTL has garnered national attention resulting in a spate of new journals to publish pedagogical research. SoTL helps students, fosters faculty development, and has been integrated into higher education. This volume provides readers with challenges that will motivate them to engage in SoTL and take their ppedagogical research further. Included are many key features aimed to help both the teacher new to research and SoTL, and also researchers who may have a long list of scholarly publications in non-pedagogical areas and who have not conducted research.--From back cover.
  • Jossey-Bass
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) should be an integral part of every academics life, representing not only the pinnacle of effortful teaching, but also standing side by side with more conventional disciplinary scholarship. Although practiced by many instructors for years, SoTL has garnered national attention resulting in a spate of new journals to publish pedagogical research. SoTL helps students, fosters faculty development, and has been integrated into higher education. This volume provides readers with challenges that will motivate them to engage in SoTL and take their ppedagogical research further. Included are many key features aimed to help both the teacher new to research and SoTL, and also researchers who may have a long list of scholarly publications in non-pedagogical areas and who have not conducted research.--From back cover.
  • Jossey-Bass ; Wiley
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Drawing on diaries and letters of both the famous and ordinary, presents a collection of personal narratives on the Civil War, from the early failures of Union commanders to the assassination of President Lincoln at Ford's Theater.
  • Osprey Publishing
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Student motivation. Bring up feelings of anxiety and frustration? Learning depends on motivated learners. How can we set up our classrooms to maximize motivation for challenging academic work? In this project I explored how students experience inquiry learning and its affects on student motivation. Twenty four High Tech High students participated in an inquiry based science project, creating interactive museum quality exhibits over one semester in a 10th grade chemistry class. Data was collected through personal interviews, panel interviews, classroom observations and journal responses. It was analyzed on a weekly basis for themes relating to motivation and grit - the tenacity and perseverance to make it through something challenging. The data suggests that motivation exists as a spectrum, ranging from extrinsic forms to intrinsic forms. Teenagers tend to be moving from extrinsic forms towards more intrinsic forms of motivation for academically challenging work. Those that are farther along on the spectrum and have higher levels of intrinsic motivation also exhibit more grit and perseverance for challenging work. However, those with lower motivation for challenging work can be moved along the spectrum towards more internal motivation through a few key project scaffolding strategies: access to real world experts for feedback and accountability, time for multiple drafts, and student choice.--From publisher description.
  • CreateSpace
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"On June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote Black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a hospital. What followed was one of the key dramas of the civil rights era ... Tracking rural demonstrators' courage and impassioned debates among movement leaders, [the author] reveals the complex legacy of an event that would both integrate African Americans into the political system and inspire an era of bolder protests against it"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Farrar Straus and Giroux
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"On June 5, 1966, the civil rights hero James Meredith left Memphis, Tennessee, on foot. Setting off toward Jackson, Mississippi, he hoped his march would promote Black voter registration and defy racism. The next day, he was shot by a mysterious white man and transferred to a hospital. What followed was one of the key dramas of the civil rights era ... Tracking rural demonstrators' courage and impassioned debates among movement leaders, [the author] reveals the complex legacy of an event that would both integrate African Americans into the political system and inspire an era of bolder protests against it"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Farrar Straus and Giroux
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Dr. J: the autobiography / Julius Erving, with Karl Taro Greenfeld.
With startling honesty and an unmistakable voice, Dr. J is a historic self-portrait of an American legend, Julius "The Doctor" Erving. With his flights of improvisation around the basket and his towering afro, Julius Erving became one of the most charismatic (and revolutionary) players basketball has ever known. But while the public has long revered this cultural icon, few have ever known of the double life of Julius Erving. Dr. J traces the inner lives of the nearly perfect player and the imperfect man--and how he has come to terms with both.--From publisher description.
  • Harper
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Dreams of Other Worlds describes the unmanned space missions that have opened new windows on distant worlds. Spanning four decades of dramatic advances in astronomy and planetary science, Impey and Henry tell the story of eleven iconic exploratory missions and how they have fundamentally transformed our scientific and cultural perspectives on the universe and our place in it.
  • Princeton University Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Drinking and dating: P.S. Social media is ruining romance / Brandi Glanville with Leslie Bruce.
"On the heels of her New York Times bestselling book Drinking and Tweeting, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Brandi Glanville takes readers on a wild ride through her dating life in this highly-entertaining relationship book. Drinking and Dating chronicles Glanville's misadventures stumbling through today's dating world. From social media blunders to bedroom escapades, Brandi withholds nothing. Each chapter is inspired by a relationship encounter she has had since her sensational divorce from actor Eddie Cibrian. Hilarious, surprising, vulnerable, and outspoken, Glanville's unexpected take on dating after heartbreak--and life in general--is as unique as she is. Just like Brandi herself, Drinking and Dating is sexy, funny, and eyebrow-raising"-- Provided by publisher.
  • HarperOne
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Dust / Patricia Cornwell.
After working one of the worst mass killings in U.S. history, Scarpetta returns home to Cambridge, Massachusetts, when she receives an unsettling call. The body of a young woman has been discovered on the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's rugby field and physical evidence links the case to a series of uniquely weird homicides in Washington, D.C., where Scarpetta's FBI husband has been deployed to help capture a serial killer dubbed the Capital Murderer.
  • G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The former Secretary of Defense offers a candid account of serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Albers has discovered that the key to successful weight loss is not physical exercise, calorie counting, or willpower-- it's emotional intelligence (EI). Learn how to use EI to strengthen your relationship with food, and get out of the vicious cycle of dieting failure.
  • HarperOne
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"What is a natural habitat? Who can define what is natural when species and ecosystems constantly change over time, with or without human intervention? When a polluted river or degraded landscape is restored from its damaged state, what is the appropriate outcome? With climate change now threatening greater disruption to the stability of ecosystems, how should restoration ecologists respond? Ecological Restoration and Environmental Change addresses and challenges some of these issues which question the core values of the science and practice of restoration ecology. It analyzes the paradox arising from the desire to produce ecological restorations that fit within an historical ecological context, produce positive environmental benefits and also result in landscapes with social meaning. Traditionally, restorationists often felt that by producing restorations that matched historic ecosystems they were following nature's plans and human agency played only a small part in restoration. But the author shows that in reality the process of restoration has always been defined by human choices. He examines the development of restoration practice, especially in North America, Europe and Australia, in order to describe different models of restoration with respect to balancing ecological benefit and cultural value. He develops ways to balance more actively these differing areas of concern while planning restorations. The book debates in detail how coming global climate change will force us to ask new questions about what we mean by good ecological restoration."--p. [4] of cover.
  • Routledge
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Economics and youth violence: crime, disadvantage, and community / edited by Richard Rosenfeld, Mark Edberg, Xiangming Fang, and Curtis S.
"How do economic conditions such as poverty, unemployment, inflation, and economic growth impact youth violence? Economics and Youth Violence provides a much-needed new perspective on this crucial issue. Pinpointing the economic factors that are most important, the editors and contributors in this volume explore how different kinds of economic issues impact children, adolescents, and their families, schools, and communities.Offering new and important insights regarding the relationship between macroeconomic conditions and youth violence across a variety of times and places, chapters cover such issues as the effect of inflation on youth violence; new quantitative analysis of the connection between race, economic opportunity, and violence; and the cyclical nature of criminal backgrounds and economic disadvantage among families. Highlighting the complexities in the relationship between economic conditions, juvenile offenses, and the community and situational contexts in which their connections are forged, Economics and Youth Violence prompts important questions that will guide future research on the causes and prevention of youth violence. Contributors: Sarah Beth Barnett, Eric P. Baumer, Philippe Bourgois, Shawn Bushway, Philip J. Cook, Robert D. Crutchfield, Linda L. Dahlberg, Mark Edberg, Jeffrey Fagan, Xiangming Fang, Curtis S. Florence, Ekaterina Gorislavsky, Nancy G. Guerra, Karen Heimer, Janet L. Lauritsen, Jennifer L. Matjasko, James A. Mercy, Matthew Phillips, Richard Rosenfeld, Tim Wadsworth, Valerie West, Kevin T. Wolff Richard Rosenfeld is Curators Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. Mark Edberg is Associate Professor at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Xiangming Fang is Professor of Economics and Director of the International Center for Applied Economics and Policy in the College of Economics and Management at China Agricultural University. Curtis S. Florence is the lead health economist for the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)"-- Provided by publisher.
  • NYU Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Edward Sheriff Curtis: visions of the first Americans / [photographs selected and essay by] Don Gulbrandsen.
This book is a tribute to the work of the famous photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis, known for his historic photographs of Native Americans, and also a tribute to the Native Americans that he photographed.
  • Chartwell Books
  • 2006
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A wide-ranging portrait of the legendary leader of the Untouchables traces his years after his famous confrontation with Al Capone, documenting his efforts to end corruption in Cleveland and his achievements throughout the Torso Murderer case.
  • Viking
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
  • Random House Listening Library
  • p2001
  • Book on CD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Esperanza and her mother are forced to leave their life of wealth and privilege in Mexico to go work in the labor camps of Southern California, where they must adapt to the harsh circumstances facing Mexican farm workers on the eve of the Great Depression.
  • Random House Listening Library
  • p2001
  • Book on CD
  • Wildwood
 
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Everyday Surveillance is a provocative exploration of the myriad ways we are watched each day -- from internet use to public video cameras -- and how this surveillance shapes our lives. The second edition considers new topics, such as the rise of social media, and updates research throughout. This is an ideal text for introducing students to concepts of social control and provoking discussion. -- Provided by publisher.
  • 2014.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Titles in the Listener's Companion Series provide readers with a deeper understanding of key musical genres and the work of major artists and composers. Aimed at nonspecialists, each volume clearly explains how to listen to works from particular artists, composers, and genres. Examining both the context in which the music appeared and its form, authors provide the environments in which key musical works were written and performed-from a 1950s bebop concert at the Village Vanguard to a performance of Handel's Messiah in 18th-century Dublin. Wolfgang Amade Mozart (1756-1791) remains as popular today as ever. His recordings fill iTunes playlists, and annual Mozart festivals are performed worldwide. His eminence as a musician has supported overseas guided tours, served as the subject of a cartoon series (Little Amadeus: twenty-nine episodes from 2006 to 2008), inspired movies and documentaries, and launched a French rock opera.
  • Scarecrow Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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An anesthesiologist and NASA adviser explores how pioneering doctors and scientists have built on findings about the body's response to extreme environments and physical challenges to develop such medical innovations as open -heart surgery, skin grafts, and trauma care.
  • The Penguin Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Fair trade and how it works / Jacqueline DeCarlo.
This book is an introduction to contemporary issues about fair trade and how trade influences our lives, discussing exploitative middle men, values-based choices, fair trade principles and practices, the complex problems of poverty, and changes in international trade.
  • Rosen Pub.
  • 2011
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Falling Upwards tells the story of the enigmatic group of men and women who first risked their lives to take to the air, and so discovered a new dimension of human experience. Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet in wholly unexpected ways is its subject.-- Publisher's description.
  • Pantheon Books
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Using a selection of photographs from the archives of the Kyoto Costume Institute, offers a pictorial journey through three centuries of fashion trends, including a wide range of historical shoes, garments, underwear, and fashion accessories.
  • Taschen
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Using a selection of photographs from the archives of the Kyoto Costume Institute, offers a pictorial journey through three centuries of fashion trends, including a wide range of historical shoes, garments, underwear, and fashion accessories.
  • Taschen
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Fear nothing: a novel / Lisa Gardner.
" In #1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner's latest pulse-pounding thriller, Detective D. D. Warren must face a new fear as a serial killer terrorizes Boston. My name is Dr. Adeline Glen. Due to a genetic condition, I can't feel pain. I never have. I never will. The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear. She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman. Six weeks later, a second woman is discovered murdered in her own bed, her room containing the same calling cards from the first: a bottle of champagne and a single red rose. The only person who may have seen the killer: Detective D. D. Warren, who still can't lift her child, load her gun, or recall a single detail from the night that may have cost her everything. Our father was Harry Day, an infamous serial killer who buried young women beneath the floor of our home. He has been dead for forty years. Except the Rose Killer knows things about my father he shouldn't. My sister claims she can help catch him. I think just because I can't feel pain doesn't mean my family can't hurt me. D.D. may not be back on the job, but she is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isn't just targeting lone women, he is targeting D.D. And D.D. knows there is only one way to take him down: Fear nothing"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Dutton
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Fear nothing: a novel / Lisa Gardner.
" In #1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner's latest pulse-pounding thriller, Detective D. D. Warren must face a new fear as a serial killer terrorizes Boston. My name is Dr. Adeline Glen. Due to a genetic condition, I can't feel pain. I never have. I never will. The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear. She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman. Six weeks later, a second woman is discovered murdered in her own bed, her room containing the same calling cards from the first: a bottle of champagne and a single red rose. The only person who may have seen the killer: Detective D. D. Warren, who still can't lift her child, load her gun, or recall a single detail from the night that may have cost her everything. Our father was Harry Day, an infamous serial killer who buried young women beneath the floor of our home. He has been dead for forty years. Except the Rose Killer knows things about my father he shouldn't. My sister claims she can help catch him. I think just because I can't feel pain doesn't mean my family can't hurt me. D.D. may not be back on the job, but she is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isn't just targeting lone women, he is targeting D.D. And D.D. knows there is only one way to take him down: Fear nothing"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Dutton
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Fear nothing: a novel / Lisa Gardner.
" In #1 New York Times bestseller Lisa Gardner's latest pulse-pounding thriller, Detective D. D. Warren must face a new fear as a serial killer terrorizes Boston. My name is Dr. Adeline Glen. Due to a genetic condition, I can't feel pain. I never have. I never will. The last thing Boston Detective D. D. Warren remembers is walking the crime scene after dark. Then, a creaking floorboard, a low voice crooning in her ear. She is later told she managed to discharge her weapon three times. All she knows is that she is seriously injured, unable to move her left arm, unable to return to work. My sister is Shana Day, a notorious murderer who first killed at fourteen. Incarcerated for thirty years, she has now murdered more people while in prison than she did as a free woman. Six weeks later, a second woman is discovered murdered in her own bed, her room containing the same calling cards from the first: a bottle of champagne and a single red rose. The only person who may have seen the killer: Detective D. D. Warren, who still can't lift her child, load her gun, or recall a single detail from the night that may have cost her everything. Our father was Harry Day, an infamous serial killer who buried young women beneath the floor of our home. He has been dead for forty years. Except the Rose Killer knows things about my father he shouldn't. My sister claims she can help catch him. I think just because I can't feel pain doesn't mean my family can't hurt me. D.D. may not be back on the job, but she is back on the hunt. Because the Rose Killer isn't just targeting lone women, he is targeting D.D. And D.D. knows there is only one way to take him down: Fear nothing"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Dutton
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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In American pop culture, the handsome college professor is easy to spot. He's endearingly neurotic, his unfinished novel usually stuffs an expensive mahogany desk, and female students sigh in his wake. And even if it's not explicitly explained to us, the handsome college professor always has one other thing: tenure. But the further one moves down the academic totem pole, professors start to look very different. On the very bottom, lies a less dashing, less financially secure, and altogether less noticed figure: The adjunct professor. In Fight for Your Long Day, we meet Cyrus Duffleman--"Duffy" for short--an adjunct professor who can barely afford his two-room apartment. Forget about an unfinished novel: He'd be thrilled with health insurance. Still, he gamely shuffles to four urban universities each day to teach, and works a security guard graveyard shift once a week. Cobbled together, he can almost make a living. But today, Duffy's routine isn't quite so predictable. The cryptic mumblings of a possibly psychotic student. A bow-and-arrow assassination. A small government protest, then, a very large and violent one. Lunch with a homeless woman who claims to have been a 1950s film star. Frenzied attempts to spare his sanity (and safety)--all while a female coed quietly eyes him. Part A Confederacy of Dunces (John Kennedy Toole), part Straight Man (Richard Russo), Fight for Your Long Day is a promising debut from a new literary talent. It will resonate with anyone who has ever known, been taught by, felt sorry for, or lived the life of an adjunct professor. --Publisher description.
  • Atticus Books
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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""Inc." magazine calls it one of "the best, clearest guides to the numbers" on the market. Readers agree, saying it's exactly "what I need to know" and calling it a "must-read" for decision makers without expertise in finance. Since its release in 2006, "Financial Intelligence" has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers--helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also why they matter. This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years--including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy. Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers --to help bring everyday work to a new level."--Publisher's website.
  • Harvard Business Review Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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""Inc." magazine calls it one of "the best, clearest guides to the numbers" on the market. Readers agree, saying it's exactly "what I need to know" and calling it a "must-read" for decision makers without expertise in finance. Since its release in 2006, "Financial Intelligence" has become a favorite among managers who need a guided tour through the numbers--helping them to understand not only what the numbers really mean, but also why they matter. This new, completely updated edition brings the numbers up to date and continues to teach the basics of finance to managers who need to use financial data to drive their business. It also addresses issues that have become even more important in recent years--including questions around the financial crisis and those around broader financial and accounting literacy. Accessible, jargon-free, and filled with entertaining stories of real companies, Financial Intelligence gives nonfinancial managers the confidence to understand the nuance beyond the numbers --to help bring everyday work to a new level."--Publisher's website.
  • Harvard Business Review Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Getting started, research techniques, interviewing tips, and effective use of the library and Internet are all discussed in detail in this book along with the benefits and importance of genealogical research. Also included is a discussion on how a person's own identity is linked to their ancestors, and knowledge of forebears can contribute to a sense of security and family pride that is missing in many mobile and disjointed modern families. Showing how a soundly researched family history can also enhance an individual's understanding of war, hardship, and larger historical events, this work grants insight into the personality traits and health issues of one's descendants.
  • Huron Street Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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First love / James Patterson and Emily Raymond.
Runaways Axi, sixteen, and Robinson, seventeen, who met on a cancer ward, leave small-town Oregon on a cross-country trip to experience the best of life before it is too late.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"This social, cultural, and culinary history charts soda's remarkable, world-changing journey from awe-inspiring natural mystery to ubiquity. Off-the- wall and offbeat stories abound, including how quack medicine peddlers spawned some of the world's biggest brands, how fizzy pop cashed in on Prohibition, how soda helped presidents reach the White House, and even how Pepsi influenced Apple's marketing of the iPod. This history of carbonated drinks follows a seemingly simple everyday refreshment as it zinged and pinged over society's taste buds and, in doing so, changed the world"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Chicago Review Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"This social, cultural, and culinary history charts soda's remarkable, world-changing journey from awe-inspiring natural mystery to ubiquity. Off-the- wall and offbeat stories abound, including how quack medicine peddlers spawned some of the world's biggest brands, how fizzy pop cashed in on Prohibition, how soda helped presidents reach the White House, and even how Pepsi influenced Apple's marketing of the iPod. This history of carbonated drinks follows a seemingly simple everyday refreshment as it zinged and pinged over society's taste buds and, in doing so, changed the world"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Chicago Review Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Most leadership models start with trying to identify what great leaders do. Instead, leadership expert Emmanuel Gobillot answers the question "what do great followers want?" He identifies the key elements of leadership success and the proven pathways to developing the charisma we all seek in the leaders who truly inspire and motivate. Leaders who understand the needs of their followers demonstrate that they share the values of their team, have the character to act in line with these values and the ability to deliver on them. The best leaders have high EQ (Emotional Intelligence) capabilities and can respond to their followers' needs in an authentic way. This book breaks down the all-important "charisma" into eight critical elements, explaining how each component works and offering practical development steps for each. Getting these steps right will transform good leaders into magnets for great followers." -- Publisher's website.
  • Kogan Page Limited
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Libraries Unlimited
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Once in the military system, Israelis never fully exit," writes journalist Patrick Tyler. "They carry the military identity for life, not just through service in the reserves until age forty-nine ... but through lifelong expectations of loyalty and secrecy." The military is the country to a great extent, and peace will only come, Tyler argues, when Israel's military elite adopt it as the national strategy. Bound by self-reliance and a stern resolve never to forget the Holocaust, Israel's military elite has prevailed in war but has also at times overpowered Israel's democracy. Tyler takes us inside the military culture of Moshe Dayan, Yitzhak Rabin, Ariel Sharon, and Benjamin Netanyahu, introducing us to generals who make decisions that trump those of elected leaders and who disdain diplomacy as appeasement or surrender. So ingrained is the martial outlook and identity, Tyler argues, that Israelis are missing opportunities to make peace even when it is possible to do so.--From publisher description.
  • Farrar Straus and Giroux
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Foundations of earth science / Frederick K. Lutgens, Edward J. Tarbuck ;illustrated by Dennis Tasa.
"Foundations of earth science, 7th edition, is a college-level text designed for an introductory course in earth science. It consists of seven units that emphasize broad and up-to-date coverage of basic topics and principles in geology, oceanography, meteorology, and astronomy. The book is intended to be a meaningful, nontechnical survey for undergraduate students with little background in science. Usually these students are taking an earth science class to meet a portion of their college or university's general requirements"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Pearson
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Fracking / Tamara Thompson, book editor.
"At Issue: Fracking: Books in this anthology series focus a wide range of viewpoints onto a single controversial issue, providing in-depth discussions by leading advocates, a quick grounding in the issues, and a challenge to critical thinking skills"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Greenhaven Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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This collection of Abrams's writings gathers speeches, articles, debates, briefs, oral arguments, and testimony from his entire career. The writings illuminate topics of ongoing import: WikiLeaks, the correctness of the Citizens United case, journalist shield laws, and, not least, the responsibilities of the press.
  • Yale University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Friends / Eric Carle.
When his friend moves away, a boy sets out on a journey to find her.
  • Philomel Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Tells the story of how the celestial objects that make up the solar system arose from common beginnings billions of years ago, and how scientists and philosophers have sought to unravel this mystery down through the centuries, piecing together the clues that enabled them to deduce the solar system's layout, its age, and the likely way it formed.
  • Princeton University Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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For sceptics, angels may be no more than metaphors: poetic devices to convey, at least for those with a religious sensibility, an active divine interest in creation. But for others, angels are absolutely real creatures: manifestations of cosmic power with the capacity either to enlighten or annihilate those whose awestruck paths they cross.
  • I.B. Tauris
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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We have come to admire Buddhism for being profound but accessible, as much a lifestyle as a religion. The credit for creating Buddhism goes to the Buddha, a figure widely respected across the Western world for his philosophical insight, his teachings of nonviolence, and his practice of meditation. But who was this Buddha, and how did he become the Buddha we know and love today? The author, a historian of Buddhism tells the story of how various idols carved in stone, variously named Beddou, Codam, Xaca, and Fo, became the man of flesh and blood that we know simply as the Buddha. He reveals that the positive view of the Buddha in Europe and America is rather recent, originating a little more than a hundred and fifty years ago. For centuries, the Buddha was condemned by Western writers as the most dangerous idol of the Orient. He was a demon, the murderer of his mother, a purveyor of idolatry. Here the author provides a history of depictions of the Buddha from classical accounts and medieval stories to the testimonies of European travelers, diplomats, soldiers, and missionaries. He shows that centuries of hostility toward the Buddha changed dramatically in the nineteenth century, when the teachings of the Buddha, having disappeared from India by the fourteenth century, were read by European scholars newly proficient in Asian languages. At the same time, the traditional view of the Buddha persisted in Asia, where he was revered as much for his supernatural powers as for his philosophical insights. This book follows the twists and turns of these Eastern and Western notions of the Buddha, leading finally to his triumph as the founder of a world religion.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011 led Japan, and many other countries, to change their energy policies. Following Germany's example, some adopted nuclear phase-out plans, focusing instead on renewable energy. Even heavily nuclear-reliant France began to consider a phase-out, and some developing countries in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific area rethought their nuclear plans. David Elliott reviews the disaster and its global impacts, looking in detail at public and governmental reactions as the scale of the disaster became clear, and at the social, environmental, economic, technological and political implications in Japan and worldwide. He asks whether growing opposition to nuclear power around the world spells the end of the global nuclear renaissance.
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011 led Japan, and many other countries, to change their energy policies. Following Germany's example, some adopted nuclear phase-out plans, focusing instead on renewable energy. Even heavily nuclear-reliant France began to consider a phase-out, and some developing countries in the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific area rethought their nuclear plans. David Elliott reviews the disaster and its global impacts, looking in detail at public and governmental reactions as the scale of the disaster became clear, and at the social, environmental, economic, technological and political implications in Japan and worldwide. He asks whether growing opposition to nuclear power around the world spells the end of the global nuclear renaissance.
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Richard Pryor was arguably the single most influential performer of the second half of the twentieth century, and certainly he was the most successful black actor/comedian ever. Controversial and somewhat enigmatic in his lifetime, Pryor's performances opened up a new world of possibilities, merging fantasy with angry reality in a way that wasn't just new--it was heretofore unthinkable. His childhood in Peoria, Illinois, was spent just trying to survive. Yet the culture into which Richard Pryor was born--his mother was a prostitute; his grandmother ran the whorehouse--helped him evolve into one of the most innovative and outspoken performers ever, a man who attracted admiration and anger in equal parts. Both a brilliant comedian and a very astute judge of what he could get away with, Pryor was always pushing the envelope, combining anger and pathos, outrage and humor, into an art form, laying the groundwork for the generations of comedians who followed, including such outstanding performers as Eddie Murphy, Chris Rock, and Louis C.K. Now, in this groundbreaking and revelatory work, Joe and David Henry bring him to life both as a man and as an artist, providing an in-depth appreciation of his talent and his lasting influence, as well as an insightful examination of the world he lived in and the influences that shaped both his persona and his art.--Publisher's description.
  • Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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This volume is an examination of this controversial form of treatment that faces close scrutiny by the public, the media, and the government. The book discusses the science behind gene therapy, as well as the ethical and legal issues associated with it.
  • Facts On File
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Genomics / editor, Stephen D. Krau.
The relevance of genomic variation to health, implications for risk factors for rare and common diseases, and treatment modalities has been demonstrated. This issue is designed to illuminate the applications of genomic discoveries in a variety of nursing practice areas. Currently genomic discoveries are influencing diagnoses, treatment, and prevention at a rapid pace, with hopes that we will improve healthcare outcomes worldwide. To this end genetics and genomic literacy are essential for all nurses. This issues provides some foundational information for nurses who wish to obtain a broader, yet more in-depth understanding on genomics and it's impact on the patient, health care in general, and future treatment modalities.--From preface.
  • Elsevier
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Genomics / editor, Stephen D. Krau.
The relevance of genomic variation to health, implications for risk factors for rare and common diseases, and treatment modalities has been demonstrated. This issue is designed to illuminate the applications of genomic discoveries in a variety of nursing practice areas. Currently genomic discoveries are influencing diagnoses, treatment, and prevention at a rapid pace, with hopes that we will improve healthcare outcomes worldwide. To this end genetics and genomic literacy are essential for all nurses. This issues provides some foundational information for nurses who wish to obtain a broader, yet more in-depth understanding on genomics and it's impact on the patient, health care in general, and future treatment modalities.--From preface.
  • Elsevier
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Geranium / Kasia Boddy.
The story of the geranium's inexorable rise to floral domination, uncovering its role in botanical exploration and commercial cultivation, and considering its uses for pharmacists, philanthropists, poets and painters.
  • Reaktion Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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German interior design / Dorian Lucas.
This title shows the wide variety of contemporary German interior design, which is centered between the poles of tradition and globalization.
  • Braun
  • 2010
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The lead commissioner of the UN investigation into the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto recounts his year-long investigation into this tragic event that forever changed U.S.-Pakistani relations.
  • 2014.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Nineteenth century London is the center of a vast British Empire. Airships ply the skies and Queen Victoria presides over three-quarters of the known world, including the East Coast of America, following the failed revolution of 1775. London might as well be a world away from Sandsend, a tiny village on the Yorkshire coast. Gideon Smith dreams of the adventure promised him by the lurid tales of Captain Lucian Trigger, the Hero of the Empire, told in Gideon's favorite penny dreadful. When Gideon's father is lost at sea in highly mysterious circumstances Gideon is convinced that supernatural forces are at work. Deciding only Captain Lucian Trigger himself can aid him, Gideon sets off for London. On the way he rescues the mysterious mechanical girl Maria from a tumbledown house of shadows and iniquities. Together they make for London, where Gideon finally meets Captain Trigger"--Amazon.com.
  • Tor
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Girl rising / directed by Richard E. Robbins.
Journeys around the globe to witness the strength of the human spirit and the power of education to change the world. Viewers get to know nine unforgettable girls living in the developing world: ordinary girls who confront tremendous challenges and overcome nearly impossible odds to pursue their dreams. Prize-winning authors put the girls remarkable stories into words, and renowned actors give them voice.
  • Ro*co Films Educational
  • 2013
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Giving thanks: poems, prayers, and praise songs of thanksgiving / edited and with reflections by Katherine Paterson; illustrations by Pamela
Meditations on what it means to be truly grateful are paired with meticulous and exquisite cut-paper illustrations to give you a collection of more than 50 graces, poems and praise songs harvested from a wide range of cultures, religions, and voices.
  • Chronicle Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Glitter and glue: a memoir / Kelly Corrigan.
"One of the things you should know about Kelly Corrigan is that she is the daughter of Mary Corrigan, a woman of conviction and grit who taught her kids that No Means No and Actions Speak Louder than Words and if they wanted a bunch of Rah Rah Lovey Dovey, go talk to your father--so Kelly did, over and over again, exiting her childhood with the sense that she'd always have more shared ground with him. But when she arrived in Australia in the summer of 1992, the only job she could find was as a nanny. She thought she was signing up for carpools and babysitting and some light cooking, but what she walked into instead was a household still reeling with grief from the recent loss of the mother. Completely unprepared, Kelly spent five months trying to help the Tanner family pick up the pieces. And to her surprise, she found herself quietly deferring to the wisdom of Mary Corrigan, who once told the young Kelly that her charming father "may be the glitter, but I'm the glue," a pattern that would become more pronounced years later, when Kelly's own daughters were born, and it turned out that each and every day demanded her mother's signature conviction and grit. This is a story about growing up and stepping up, but most of all, it's about the great adventure of motherhood"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Ballantine Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"Revolutions, droughts, famines, invasions, wars, regicides - the calamities of the mid-seventeenth century were not only unprecedented, they were agonizingly widespread. A global crisis extended from England to Japan, and from the Russian Empire to sub-Saharan Africa. North and South America, too, suffered turbulence. The distinguished historian Geoffrey Parker examines first- hand accounts of men and women throughout the world describing what they saw and suffered during a sequence of political, economic and social crises that stretched from 1618 to the 1680s. Parker also deploys scientific evidence concerning climate conditions of the period, and his use of 'natural' as well as 'human' archives transforms our understanding of the World Crisis. Changes in the prevailing weather patterns during the 1640s and 1650s - longer and harsher winters, and cooler and wetter summers - disrupted growing seasons, causing dearth, malnutrition, and disease, along with more deaths and fewer births. Some contemporaries estimated that one-third of the world died, and much of the surviving historical evidence supports their pessimism. Parker's demonstration of the link between climate change and worldwide catastrophe 350 years ago stands as an extraordinary historical achievement. And the contemporary implications of his study are equally important: are we at all prepared today for the catastrophes that climate change could bring tomorrow?"--Publisher's website.
  • Yale University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Global Media Ethics is the first comprehensive cross-cultural exploration of the conceptual and practical issues facing media ethics in a global world. A team of leading journalism experts investigate the impact of major global trends on responsible journalism. The first full-length, truly global textbook on media ethics; Explores how current global changes in media promote and inhibit responsible journalism; Includes relevant and timely ethical discussions based on major trends in journalism and global media; Questions existing frameworks in media ethics in light of the impact of global media; Contributors are leading experts in global journalism and communication "-- Provided by publisher.
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"How--and why--do we focus on those individuals we come to call stars? How does stardom both reflect and mask the person behind it? How have the image of stardom and our stars' images changed over the past hundred years? What does celebrity mean if people can become famous simply for being famous? Ty Burr answers these questions in this lively, wonderfully anecdotal history of stardom --both its blessings and its curses, for the star and the stargazer alike. From Florence Lawrence, Mary Pickford, and Charlie Chaplin, to Archie Leach (a.k.a. Cary Grant), Ruby Stevens (a.k.a. Barbara Stanwyck), and Marion Morrison (a.k.a. John Wayne), to Jim Belushi, Tom Cruise, and Julia Roberts, to such no-cal stars of today as the Kardashians and the new online celebrity (i.e., you and me), Burr takes us on a brilliantly insightful and entertaining journey through the modern fame game at its flashiest, its most indulgent, occasionally its most tragic and, ultimately, its most culturally revealing"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Pantheon
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Good night, sleep tight / written by Mem Fox; illustrated by Judy Horacek.
In this book with rhyming text, Bonnie and Ben's favorite babysitter tells them nursery rhymes before putting them to bed.
  • Orchard Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Author Greg Epstein, the Humanist chaplain at Harvard, offers a world view for nonbelievers that dispenses with the hostility and intolerance of religion prevalent in national bestsellers like God is Not Great and The God Delusion. Epstein's Good Without God provides a constructive, challenging response to these manifestos by getting to the heart of Humanism and its positive belief in tolerance, community, morality, and good without having to rely on the guidance of a higher being.--From publisher description.
  • Harper
  • 2010
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Do you find yourself lying awake at night, ruminating about the events of the day? Do you toss and turn, worrying about what you have to do in the morning or what you did earlier in the day? If so, you are not alone. In fact, insomnia is the most common sleep disorder faced by the general population today. The most common complaint in those who have trouble sleeping is having a "noisy mind." Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, it seems like you cannot silence all the internal dialogue. So what do you do when your mind is spinning and your thoughts just won't stop? Accessible, enjoyable, and grounded in evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Goodnight Mind directly addresses the effects of rumination--or having an overactive brain--on your ability to sleep well. Written by two psychologists who specialize in sleep disorders, the book contains helpful exercises and insights into how you can better manage your thoughts at bedtime, and finally get some sleep. Traditional treatment for insomnia is usually focused on medications that promote sedation rather than on the behavioral causes of insomnia. Unfortunately, medication can often lead to addiction, and a host of other side effects. This is a great book for anyone who is looking for effective therapy to treat insomnia without the use of medication. This informative, small-format book is easy-to-read and lightweight, making it perfect for late-night reading.--Publisher's description.
  • New Harbinger Publications
  • Inc
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Google Analytics / Justin Cutroni.
From the Publisher: Do you know what people do when they visit your website or web app? Or how much the site contributes to your bottom line? Google Analytics keeps track and makes it easy for you to learn precisely what's happening. This hands-on guide shows you how to get the most out of this free and powerful tool-whether you're new to Google Analytics or have been using it for years. Google Analytics shows you how to track different market segments and analyze conversion rates, and reveals advanced techniques such as marketing- campaign tracking, a valuable feature that most people overlook. And this practical book not only provides complete code samples for web developers, it also explains the concepts behind the code to marketers, managers, and others on your team. Discover exactly how the Google Analytics system works; Learn how to configure the system to measure data most relevant to your business goals; Track online marketing activities, including cost-per-click ads, email, and internal campaigns; Track events - rather than page views - on sites with features such as maps, embedded video, and widgets; Configure Google Analytics to track enterprise data, including multiple domains; Use advanced techniques such as custom variables and CRM integration.
  • O'Reilly
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Gravity [videorecording] / directed by Alfonso Cuarn.
On her first shuttle mission, a medical engineer faces an enormous challenge when she and a retiring astronaut are set adrift after their shuttle is destroyed by fragments of a demolished satellite. With the International Space Station in sight, they set out to find a way back--as each orbit of the debris cloud diminishes their chances to survive.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Grin and bear it: how to be happy no matter what reality throws your way / Jenni Pulos, with Laura Morton and Kathleen King.
"Jenni Pulos has specialized in a lifetime of disappointments. She's been publicly humiliated, dumped by her spouse on national television, told she'd never make it in Hollywood, encouraged by her family with inspiring questions like, "when are you getting a real job?" and has not only survived but thrived as a result. Despite her struggles and setbacks, Jenni has gone from a "wannabe" aspiring actress and comedian to becoming one of Bravo's most beloved personalities. With hilarious reality meets insanity anecdotes from her life and career, Jenni writes candidly on how to go from victim to victor . . . most of the time. Her book is more of an advice how-not-to story that includes: Jenni's top ten tested and proven ways to fail forward; How she turned her negative self -talk into positive self-beliefs; How Jenni handles people who didn't want her to succeed; How she stopped fretting over things she didn't have control over; How she found her self-worth and finally found the love she never thought she'd have. Grin and Bear It is the spark we all need to ignite our passion, to get out there and be positive, find the funny in life, to be present, and learn how to be happy no matter what reality throws your way"-- Provided by publisher.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Gus, the dinosaur bus / written by Julia Liu; illustrated by Bei Lynn.
Even though the school children think Gus the dinosaur bus is a great way to get to school, his size is causing traffic problems for the principal and the town.
  • Houghton Mifflin Books for Children
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The Oscar-nominated actress shares the previously untold story about her disadvantaged childhood and her successes in and out of the Hollywood limelight, tracing her relationship with the schizophrenic mother who relinquished her to a Catholic orphanage, the abuse she suffered in a series of homes and the fierce sense of independence that inspired her career.
  • Crown Archetype
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The Oscar-nominated actress shares the previously untold story about her disadvantaged childhood and her successes in and out of the Hollywood limelight, tracing her relationship with the schizophrenic mother who relinquished her to a Catholic orphanage, the abuse she suffered in a series of homes and the fierce sense of independence that inspired her career.
  • Crown Archetype
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"In the popular imagination, opposition to the Vietnam War was driven largely by college students and elite intellectuals, while supposedly reactionary blue-collar workers largely supported the war effort. In Hardhats, Hippies, and Hawks, Penny Lewis challenges this collective memory of class polarization. Through close readings of archival documents, popular culture, and media accounts at the time, she offers a more accurate "counter-memory" of a diverse, cross-class opposition to the war in Southeast Asia that included the labor movement, working-class students, soldiers and veterans, and Black Power, civil rights, and Chicano activists. Lewis investigates why the image of antiwar class division gained such traction at the time and has maintained such a hold on popular memory since. Identifying the primarily middle-class culture of the early antiwar movement, she traces how the class interests of its first organizers were reflected in its subsequent forms. The founding narratives of class-based political behavior, Lewis shows, were amplified in the late 1960s and early 1970s because the working class, in particular, lacked a voice in the public sphere a problem that only increased in the subsequent period, even as working-class opposition to the war grew. By exposing as false the popular image of conservative workers and liberal elites separated by an unbridgeable gulf, Lewis suggests that shared political attitudes and actions are, in fact, possible between these two groups."--Publisher's description.
  • ILR Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Twitter seems like a perfect start-up success story. In barely six years, a small group of young, ambitious programmers in Silicon Valley built an $11.5 billion business out of the ashes of a failed podcasting company. Today Twitter boasts more than 200 million active users and has affected business, politics, media, and other fields in innumerable ways. Now Nick Bilton of the New York Times takes readers behind the scenes with a narrative that shows what happened inside Twitter as it grew at exponential speeds. This is a tale of betrayed friendships and high-stakes power struggles as the four founders-Biz Stone, Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, and Noah Glass-went from everyday engineers to wealthy celebrities, featured on magazine covers, Oprah, The Daily Show, and Time's list of the world's most influential people. Bilton's exclusive access and exhaustive investigative reporting-drawing on hundreds of sources, documents, and internal e-mails-have enabled him to write an intimate portrait of fame, influence, and power. He also captures the zeitgeist and global influence of Twitter, which has been used to help overthrow governments in the Middle East and disrupt the very fabric of the way people communicate"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Portfolio/Penguin
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Hazardous duty / W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV.
"The Presidential Agent adventures return in the most harrowing novel yet in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea-to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and put them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo's guts, has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo's men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding. There are also whispers that the President himself is unstable-the word "nutcake" has been mentioned. How will it all play out? No one knows for sure, but for Castillo and company, only one thing is definite: It will be hazardous duty"-- Provided by publisher.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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We know that good, supportive relationships generally promote good health, and that bad, stressful relationships take a toll on our health. Yet most of our relationships -- relatives, coworkers, caregivers, and romantic partners among them -- are complicated, providing varying degrees of both support and stress. The contributors to Health and Social Relationships not only examine the psychological and physiological linkages between relationships and health, but also offer clinical implications -- such as how to foster good social relationships in our personal lives and in our communities at large. This book is an excellent compendium of research geared toward scholars and students in health psychology at the advanced undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • American Psychological Association
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Now in its fifth edition, Healthy Young Children has been used in hundreds of early childhood settings to promote the health, nutrition, and safety of children, staff members, and families. This edition contains a new chapter on promoting children's health through physical activity. Also included are updated standards, procedures, and resources, including sample forms, letters, and checklists. This manual is an invaluable resource for program directors, consultants working with early childhood programs, teacher educators, professional development staff, and other concerned about keeping children and adults safe and healthy"--Back cover.
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Heart of Darkness describes the incredible saga of humankind's quest to unravel the deepest secrets of the universe. Over the past thirty years, scientists have learned that two little-understood components--dark matter and dark energy--comprise most of the known cosmos, explain the growth of all cosmic structure, and hold the key to the universe's fate.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Theodore Roosevelt is best remembered as America's prototypical "cowboy" president-a Rough Rider who derived his political wisdom from a youth spent in the untamed American West. But while the great outdoors certainly shaped Roosevelt's identity, historian Edward P. Kohn argues that it was his hometown of New York that made him the progressive president we celebrate today. During his early political career, Roosevelt took on local Republican factions and Tammany Hall Democrats alike, proving his commitment to reform at all costs. He combated the city's rampant corruption, and helped to guide New York through the perils of rabid urbanization and the challenges of accommodating an influx of immigrants-experiences that would serve him well as president of the United States. A riveting account of a man and a city on the brink of greatness, Heir to the Empire City reveals that Roosevelt's true education took place not in the West but on the mean streets of nineteenth-century New York. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • Basic Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Hell hath no fury / Rosie Harris.
Maureen Flynn goes on a quest for vengeance when long-suppressed memories resurface, at the same time Detective Inspector Ruth Morgan and her team are trying to solve a string of brutal murders in their quiet little town.
  • Severn House
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Hidden riches / Felicia Mason.
After a lifetime spent scrubbing and mending for others, Ana Mae Futrell has passed away. Her siblings have reluctantly returned to their North Carolina hometown to bury the older sister they never really bothered to know. For instance, they didn't know she'd won big on a lottery ticket. Or that she had a son. But back to the money--Ana Mae's millions will go only to the person who can interpret the clues she's left behind in a quilt. Should they all fail, the fortune goes to Diamond Jim and Baby Sue--Ana Mae's cats--and a Reverend with whom Ana Mae shared a "special" relationship. Ana Mae's two sisters and brother hadn't really thought about Ana Mae in years, but now, with bills to pay, marriages on the line, and secrets ready to spill, she's all they can think about. And as the race to win begins, everyone involved finds there's more to gain than money. Because they're each going to learn a little something about Ana Mae--and a whole lot more about themselves.--From Amazon.
  • Dafina Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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In this book the author offers an account of a rigorous high school course on race and racism. Set in a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse high school, the book chronicles students' engagement with one another, with a rich and challenging academic curriculum, and with questions that relate powerfully to their daily lives. The author a moral philosopher whose work focuses on issues of race, reflects on the challenges and surprises encountered in teaching; the unexpected turns in conversation, the refreshing directness of students' questions, the "aha" moments and the awkward ones, and the paradoxes of his own role as a white college professor teaching in a multiracial high school classroom. This book provides a resource for those who want to teach students to think deeply and talk productively about race.
  • 2012.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was murdered in front of hundreds of onlookers. Everything was over in mere seconds, but the events of that day have been the subject of heated debate for five decades. The presidential commission tasked with finding the truth, headed by then-Chief Justice Earl Warren, published its findings the following year--Oswald had acted alone--but the report did little to quell conspiracy theorists. Many seized on what they saw as inconsistencies in the report and branded the whole investigation a cover-up. Warren himself calmly dismissed the criticism, assuring his fellow commission members that 'history will prove us right.' Now, in this eye-opening new account of the Commission and its findings, Howard P. Willens sets out to prove that Warren's advice was prescient. Willens, one of the few surviving staff members of the Warren Commission, supervised the investigation from the very beginning and has waited until now to silence the critics and well-intentioned armchair detectives. Drawn from Willens' own journals and extensive notes on the investigation--which have never before been published--History Will Prove Us Right tells the true and complete story, perhaps for the first time, of every aspect of the investigation into one of the century's most harrowing events from a uniquely first-person perspective." -- Provided by publisher.
  • The Overlook Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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A history of German women in the Holocaust reveals their roles as plunderers, witnesses, and actual executioners on the Eastern front, describing how nurses, teachers, secretaries, and wives responded to what they believed to be Nazi opportunities only to perform brutal duties.
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Hoodwinked [videorecording]: what black men think2 / iYago Entertainment Group presents; a doculogue by Janks Morton.
An exploration of the most recent data being released by the US Census, DOJ, DOE, DOC and the CDC to highlight strides and achievements in the African American community. It features expert contributors, man on the street interviews, anchor desk headline reporting, and the return of Janks Morton and his "Board of Education" to examine further the symbiotic relationship between media, government and special interest, as they exploit imagery, statistics and data that too often presents a skewed perspective of the modern era African American experience.
  • iYago Entertainment Group
  • c2012
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Hostage / Kay Hooper.
"Haven operative Luther Brinkman has been sent into the wilderness of the Appalachian Mountains of Tennessee to locate escaped felon Cole Jacoby, a mentally unstable bank robber. Supposedly, Jacoby hid more than ten million dollars from his last heist before he was captured--and rather mysteriously escaped federal custody. And once Brinkman finds Jacoby, the agent is left severely wounded, with no way to convey his location to Haven. Callie Davis, an agent with the FBI's Special Crimes Unit, has been in the area for some time, due to the foresight of her boss and unit chief, Noah Bishop. But when she finds the wounded Brinkman, her rescue mission turns into a deadly game of cat and mouse. What neither Luther nor Callie know is that their quarry is far more than an escaped bank robber. And that in hunting him, they will find themselves being hunted by him, and will discover him to be the worst monster either of them has ever known"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Berkley Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Dinosaurs and modern life collide in a very young picture book that clearly illustrates how big dinosaurs really were"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Roaring Brook Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"While there have been many books on the history of globalization to date, most have stressed economics and politics. Cultural globalization, of which the emergence of English as the world's first global language is a prime example, has been comparatively neglected. In this book, the first written about the globalization of the English language by a professional historian, the exploration of English's global ascendancy receives its proper historical due. Historians have traditionally left the history of language to linguists and other language specialists, and this brief, accessible volume breaks new ground in its organization, emphasis on causation, and conclusions."--Publisher's website.
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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  • Sounds True
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"'How to read Impressionism' is a new, original exploration of the 19th- century movement that changed art forever, and made household names of such painters as Monet, Renoir, Degas, Seurat, Cassatt and others. James Rubin organizes this book by subject matter, rather than by artist or chronologically, looking at urban views and city life, interiors and still life, family and friends, and other common themes. In discussing Impressionism in this manner, he provides readers with the tools to think critically and analytically about the movement, and offers a new understanding of the collective momentum that drove the artists to work with such originality and commitment to modern themes. Through close readings and comparisons of specific paintings, and with a wealth of lush color illustrations, Rubin establishes links between the broad visual culture of the time period and the various Impressionist artists, and within the artists' own careers. The entire history of Impressionism is covered, in an entirely new way"--Page [4] of cover.
  • Ludion ; Abrams
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Argues that adult success is often established in the developmental preschool years, sharing advice for parents on how to promote such success- driving positive attributes as resilience, self-regulation, and empathy.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Human trafficking around the world: hidden in plain sight / Stephanie Hepburn and Rita J. Simon.
An examination of human trafficking around the world including the following countries: United States, Japan, United Arab Emirates, Thailand, Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Colombia, Iraq, Syria, Canada, Italy, France, Iran, India, Niger, China, South Africa, Australia, United Kingdom, Chile, Germany, Poland, Mexico, Russia, and Brazil.
  • Columbia University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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This book is about conflicts between different stakeholder groups triggered by protected species that compete with humans for natural resources. It presents key ecological features of typical conflict species and mitigation strategies including technical mitigation, policy instruments and the design of participatory decision strategies involving relevant stakeholders. The book provides not only case studies from various European countries, it also presents a framework for the development of biodiversity conflict reconciliation action plans that can be used globally.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"A man is murdered at a society wedding held at Ely Cathedral, and the local police are mystified. In the end, they send for Scotland Yard, but not before another man is killed. This time, there's a witness, but her description of the killer is so strange that no one believes her. So it's Scotland Yard Inspector Ian Rutledge's task to find out who the murderer is and why he has set out on this killing spree, because there is another death, and the three victims are so different that there is no rhyme or reason to their deaths. Nothing logically can connect them. Even as Rutledge begins to close in on the perpetrator, he finds himself doubting his own judgment because the facts are contradictory. It isn't until the fourth murder that something Rutledge witnessed in the war gives him the key and brings back an episode he has tried to forget. But that leaves him with a moral dilemma with only one solution. Will he follow the letter - or the spirit - of the law?"-- Provided by publisher.
  • William Morrow
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Traces the historic arc of Lincoln's life from his picaresque days as a gangly young lawyer in Sangamon County, Illinois, through his improbable marriage to Kentucky belle Mary Todd, to his 1865 visit to war-shattered Richmond only days before his assassination.
  • Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Traces the historic arc of Lincoln's life from his picaresque days as a gangly young lawyer in Sangamon County, Illinois, through his improbable marriage to Kentucky belle Mary Todd, to his 1865 visit to war-shattered Richmond only days before his assassination.
  • Liveright Publishing Corporation
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education. On Tuesday October 9, 2012, she almost paid the ultimate price.
  • Little Brown & Company
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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I forgot to remember: a memoir of amnesia / Su Meck with Daniel de Vis.
"Just twenty-two years old, Su Meck was already married and the mother of two children in 1988 when a ceiling fan in the kitchen of her home fell from its mounting and struck her in the head. She survived the life-threatening swelling in her brain that resulted from the accident, but when she regained consciousness in the hospital the next day, she didn't know her own name. She didn't recognize a single family member or friend, she couldn't read or write or brush her teeth or use a fork--and she didn't have even a scrap of memory from her life up to that point. The fiercely independent and outspoken young woman she had been vanished completely. Most patients who suffer amnesia as a result of a head injury eventually regain their memories, but Su never did. After three weeks in the hospital she was sent back out into a world about which she knew nothing: What did it mean to be someone's wife? To be a mother? How did everyone around her seem to know what they were supposed to do or say at any given moment? Adrift in the chaos of mental data that most of us think of as everyday life, Su became an adept mimic, fashioning a self and a life out of careful observation and ironclad routine. She had no dreams for herself, no plans outside the ever-burgeoning daily to-do list of a stay-at-home mom. The Meck family left Texas to start over in Maryland, and told almost no one in their new life about Su's accident. Nearly twenty years would pass before Su understood the full extent of the losses she and her family suffered as a result of her injury. As a series of personally devastating events shattered the "normal" life she had worked so hard to build, Su realized that she would have to grow up all over again, and finally take control of the strange second life she had awoken into"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"Famed director M. Night Shyamalan tells how his passion for education reform led him to the five indispensable keys to educational success in America's high-performing schools in impoverished neighborhoods"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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I'd rather be with you / Mary B. Morrison.
Nursing wealthy businessman Chicago DuBois back to health was the least Loretta Lovelace figured she could do. After all it was her bet that set off Loretta's stalker and put Madison's husband at deaths door. And with Madison out of the country Loretta couldn't resist looking after Chicago's interests and reigniting his passion for life in and out of bed. But now Madison wants to take back what's no longer hers and that's a mistake Loretta plans to make her regret. With a baby on the way and a family empire to save Madison knows it's past time to make some tough decisions. But for this spoiled beauty treacherous habits die hard and the sexy billionaire who just can't get enough of her is the weapon she needs to escape scandal and settle old scores. Too bad her newest play will put her in way over her head and making things right will mean gambling with everything she wants most.
  • Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Recounts the life and achievements of the lead singer of the Staple Singers, revealing how her family fused diverse musical genres to transcend racism and oppression through song, and discussing her collaborations with fellow artists and her impact on civil rights culture.
  • Scribner
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Recounts the life and achievements of the lead singer of the Staple Singers, revealing how her family fused diverse musical genres to transcend racism and oppression through song, and discussing her collaborations with fellow artists and her impact on civil rights culture.
  • Scribner
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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I, too, am America / Langston Hughes; illustrated by Bryan Collier.
Presents the popular poem by one of the central figures in the Harlem Renaissance, highlighting the courage and dignity of the African American Pullman porters in the early twentieth century.
  • Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"In 1995, economist Rachel Kranton wrote future Nobel Prize-winner George Akerlof a letter insisting that his most recent paper was wrong. Identity, she argued, was the missing element that would help to explain why people--facing the same economic circumstances--would make different choices. This was the beginning of a fourteen-year collaboration--and of Identity Economics. Identity economics is a new way to understand people's decisions--at work, at school, and at home. With it, we can better appreciate why incentives like stock options work or don't; why some schools succeed and others don't; why some cities and towns don't invest in their futures--and much, much more. Identity Economics bridges a critical gap in the social sciences. It brings identity and norms to economics. People's notions of what is proper, and what is forbidden, and for whom, are fundamental to how hard they work, and how they learn, spend, and save. Thus people's identity--their conception of who they are, and of who they choose to be--may be the most important factor affecting their economic lives. And the limits placed by society on people's identity can also be crucial determinants of their economic well-being."--Book jacket.
  • Princeton University Press
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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If wishes were earls / Elizabeth Boyle.
Harriet Hathaway has only ever wanted one man: the Earl of Roxley. After a passionate interlude at a house party, Harriet is convinced Roxley will do the right thing and propose. But when she returns to London, she finds the roguish earl on the verge of proposing to another.
  • Avon
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"What defines a sustainable food system? How can it be more inclusive? How do local and global scales interact and how does power flow within food systems? How to encourage an interdisciplinary approach to realizing sustainable food systems? And how to activate change? These questions are considered by EU and North American academics and practitioners in this book. Using a wide range of case studies, it provides a critical overview, showing how and where theory and practice can converge to produce more sustainable food systems."--Pubisher website.
  • Ashgate
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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In the blood / Lisa Unger.
Lana Granger lives a life of lies. She has told so many lies about where she comes from and who she is that the truth is like a cloudy nightmare she can't quite recall. About to graduate from college and with her trust fund almost tapped out, she takes a job babysitting a troubled boy named Luke. Expelled from schools all over the country, the manipulative young Luke is accustomed to controlling the people in his life. But, in Lana, he may have met his match. Or has Lana met hers? When Lana's closest friend, Beck, mysteriously disappears, Lana resumes her lying ways - to friends, to the police, to herself. The police have a lot of questions for Lana when the story about her whereabouts the night Beck disappeared doesn't jibe with eyewitness accounts. Lana will do anything to hide the truth, but it might not be enough to keep her ominous secrets buried: someone else knows about Lana's lies. And he's dying to tell.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Escaping the busy confusion of his homeland and moving to an almost- uninhabited lake shore where he plans on living simply and raising a family, a man descends into rage, obsession, and an abstract sense of reality when his wife suffers multiple miscarriages.
  • Soho Press
  • Inc
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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"Thirty years ago, Susan Sontag wrote, "Everyone who is born holds dual citizenship in the kingdom of the well and the kingdom of the sick ... Sooner or later each of us is obliged, at least for a spell, to identify ourselves as citizens of that other place." Now more than 133 million Americans live with chronic illness, accounting for nearly three-quarters of all health care dollars, and untold pain and disability. There has been an alarming rise in illnesses that defy diagnosis through clinical tests or have no known cure. Millions of people, especially women, with illnesses such as irritable bowel syndrome, chronic pain, and chronic fatigue syndrome face skepticism from physicians and the public alike. And people with diseases as varied as cardiovascular disease, HIV, certain cancers, and type 2 diabetes have been accused of causing their preventable illnesses through their lifestyle choices. We must balance our faith in medical technology with awareness of the limits of science, and confront our throwback beliefs that people who are sick have weaker character than those who are well. Through research and patient narratives, health writer Laurie Edwards explores patient rights, the role of social media in medical advocacy, the origins of our attitudes about chronic illness, and much more. What The Noonday Demon did for people suffering from depression, In the Kingdom of the Sick does for those who are chronically ill"--Provided by publisher.
  • Walker & Co.
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Infographics: the power of visual storytelling / Jason Lankow, Josh Ritchie, Ross Crooks.
Explains how infographics use visual communication to attract, inform, and entertain their audience.
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • Inc
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Innocence: a novel / Dean Koontz.
He lives in solitude beneath the city, an exile from society, which will destroy him if he is ever seen. She dwells in seclusion, a fugitive from enemies who will do her harm if she is ever found. But the bond between them runs deeper than the tragedies that have scarred their lives. Something more than chance-- and nothing less than destiny--has brought them together in a world whose hour of reckoning is fast approaching.--From Amazon.
  • Bantam Books
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Insatiable / Meg Cabot.
Meena Harper, forced to write about vampires even though she doesn't believe in them, falls in love with Lucien Antonescu, a modern-day prince with a bit of a dark side. It's a dark side a lot of people, like an ancient society of vampire hunters, would prefer to see him dead for. The problem is: Lucien's already dead! And while Lucien seems like everything Meena has ever dreamed of in a boyfriend, he might turn out to be more like a nightmare.
  • William Morrow
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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This book is groundbreaking and unique. The emphasis is on Black faculty based in the US and UK working in predominately White universities. The scholars in this volume are all successful in their chosen fields, some are extremely successful. Yet they have reached the heights of victory in academia against tremendous odds, existing in Integrated but Unequal institutions of higher learning. They have overcome hurdles, the glass ceiling, and other impediments that have a historical reality related fundamentally to their human connections to African heritage. This volume is not for the timid who believe we are in a post-racial world. Rather it is for the realist who comprehends that we still have a long way to go before there is parity among all faculty in higher education, regardless of one's social background, color, gender, or philosophical grounding. -- from Back Cover.
  • Africa World Press
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A textbook & workbook audio CD set. Includes instructional language lessons intended to accompany textbooks and workbooks of the same title.
  • Cheng & Tsui Co.
  • c2009
  • Book on CD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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" Tracing the growth of creationism in America as a political movement, this book explains why the particularly American phenomenon of anti-evolution has succeeded as a popular belief. Conceptualizing the history of creationism as a strategic public relations campaign, Edward Caudill examines why this movement has captured the imagination of the American public, from the explosive Scopes trial of 1925 to today's heated battles over public school curricula. Caudill shows how creationists have appealed to cultural values such as individual rights and admiration of the rebel spirit, thus spinning creationism as a viable, even preferable, alternative to evolution. In particular, Caudill argues that the current anti-evolution campaign follows a template created by Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan, the Scopes trial's primary combatants. Their celebrity status and dexterity with the press prefigured the Moral Majority's 1980s media blitz, more recent staunchly creationist politicians such as Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee, and creationists' savvy use of the Internet and museums to publicize their cause. Drawing from trial transcripts, media sources, films, and archival documents, Intelligently Designed highlights the importance of historical myth in popular culture, religion, and politics and situates this nearly century-old debate in American cultural history. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • University of Illinois Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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In this carefully focused book, Christopher Whitehead presents both a study of and guide to curatorial practices of art interpretation, including the manipulation of the physical display environment and the production of supporting materials, from text panels to audioguides and interactives.
  • Routledge
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Derek Matravers introduces students to the philosophy of art through a close examination of eight famous works of twentieth-century art. Each work has been chosen in order to best illustrate and illuminate a particular problem in aesthetics. Each artwork forms the basis of a single chapter and readers are introduced to such issues as artistic value, intention, interpretation, and expression through a careful analysis of the artwork. Questions considered include What does art mean in contemporary art practice? Is the artistic value of a painting the same as how much you like it? If a painting isn't of anything, then how do we understand it? Can art be immoral? By grounding abstract and theoretical discussion in real examples the book provides an excellent way into the subject for readers new to the philosophical dimension of art appreciation." -- Publisher's description.
  • Acumen Pub.
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"This concise overview of the fundamental concepts of cancer biology is ideal for those with little or no background in the field. A summary of global cancer patterns introduces students to the general principles of how cancers arise and the risk factors involved. By focusing on fundamental examples of the signalling pathways within cells, the functional effects of DNA damage are explained. Later chapters then build on this foundation to provide a comprehensive summary of the major signalling pathways that affect tumour development. Current therapeutic strategies are reviewed, along with a discussion of methods for tumour detection and biomarker identification. Finally, the impact of whole genome sequencing is discussed, bringing students up to date with key recent developments in the field. From basic principles to insights into cutting-edge research, this book will enable the reader to move into the cancer field with confidence"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Cambridge University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Introduction to computers for healthcare professionals / Irene Joos, PhD,RN, Associate Professor, La Roche College, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Ramona
"An ideal resource for introductory computer courses for healthcare professionals, the text provides a comprehensive approach to digital literacy with the incorporation of social media tools. The Sixth Edition features an extensive revision of each chapter to reflect Microsoft Office 2010 and Windows 7 updates, as well as computer-assisted communication"--Back cover.
  • Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Introduction to exercise science / editors, Terry J. Housh, Dona J. Housh, Glen O. Johnson.
"The fourth edition of this book is designed to introduce students to the many areas of study and possible professions in the field of exercise science, whether in an academic setting, at a fitness or sport venue, or in an organization such as the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Readers who plan to pursue careers in fields such as exercise physiology, athletic training, nutrition, strength and conditioning, or exercise/sport psychology will find coverage of the major areas of study in exercise science. Each chapter was written by one or more experts in that particular field. The book as a whole offers an excellent balance of theory, research, and application."--Publisher description.
  • Holcomb Hathaway Publishers
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Of the 7,000 estimated non-native species present in North America, approximately 1,000 are invasive. Clearly, invasive species are in the minority, but their small numbers don't keep them from causing billions of dollars in economic and ecological harm each year. Policymakers and ecologists continue to try to figure out which species might be harmful, which invasive species are doing the most damage, and which of these might respond best to eradication efforts. Invasive species reports and case studies are prevalent in political, environmental, and scientific news cycles, and a significant portion of the public is concerned about the issue. In this book, Simberloff will first cover basic topics such as how non-native species are introduced, which areas have incurred the most biological invasions, and how the rates of biological invasions have shifted in recent years. He then moves on to the direct and indirect impacts of the impacts of invasive species on various ecosystems, such as habitat and resource competition, how invasive species transmit pathogens, and how introduced plants and animals can modify a habitat to favor other non- native species. Simberloff's final chapters will discuss the evolution of invasive species, the policies we currently have in place to manage them, and future prospects for controlling their spread. The book will also contain a section dedicated to the more controversial topics surrounding invasive species: invasive natives, useful non-native species, animal rights versus species rights, and non-native species' impacts on the biodiversity of an ecosystem"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"From one of the stars of ABC's Shark Tank and QVC's Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner comes a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts guide to getting a new product or company off the ground and making it a success. Turn your idea into a reality. Become your own boss. Make your first million. Achieve financial freedom. Lori Greiner shows you how. Lori Greiner is one of America's most successful, prolific, and sought-after entrepreneurs. But before she created her first hit product, all she had was a great idea, a tireless work ethic, and no clue how to get it to market. So Lori taught herself everything she needed to know about bringing an invention from concept to creation to consumers in months. She learned the ins and outs of business, manufacturing, investors, patents, marketing, and more. Now, five hundred million dollars in retail sales later, in an honest and straightforward fashion, Lori reveals the path she took to her wealth of experience and hard-won wisdom so that you, too, can achieve financial freedom and see your invention become reality. Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! is a hands-on, nuts-and-bolts guide to getting a new product or company off the ground and making it profitable. Sharing her own secret formula and personal stories along the way, she provides vital information and advice on topics that can often intimidate, frustrate, and stump aspiring entrepreneurs. Offering behind-the-scenes insights into her experiences on ABC's Shark Tank and QVC-TV's Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner, as well as valuable lessons learned from the mistakes and triumphs of her early career, Lori proves that, with hard work and the right idea, anyone can turn themselves into the next overnight success. So a note to all the weekend inventors, armchair CEOs, and get-rich-quick dreamers: No more excuses! With Lori Greiner as your personal mentor, the only thing left to do is make your product, get out there, and sell it! Inside, Lori covers such topic as. Market research: Is your idea a hero or a zero? Don't be so fixated on the end result that you forget to make something that people actually want to buy. Product design: I have an idea, now what's next? From concept to prototype to final product: How do I make it and where do I start? Funding: Although loans, investments, and crowd-sourcing are great ways to access cash, first tap into your own resources as wisely as possible. Manufacturing: Seeing your final product roll off the assembly line is a magical moment, but there are things to watch out for so you get there in a cost- effective way. Protecting your idea: To patent or not to patent, and other things you can do to safeguard your idea. The secrets to selling successfully: You got the product made, now learn how to get people to buy it!"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Ballantine Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Invisible man / Ralph Ellison.
In the course of his wanderings from a Southern Negro college to New York's Harlem, an American black man becomes involved in a series of adventures. Introduction explains circumstances under which the book was written. Ellison won the National Book Award for this searing record of a black man's journey through contemporary America. Unquestionably, Ellison's book is a work of extraordinary intensity--powerfully imagined and written with a savage, wryly humorous gusto.
  • Vintage International
  • 1995
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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iPad: the missing manual / J.D. Biersdorfer.
A guide to using the iPad that provides information on features, getting online, surfing the Web, e-mail, using built-in and downloading applications, reading iBooks and ePeriodicals, playing games, viewing and editing photographs and videos, and other related topics and includes troubleshooting and care tips.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"In this book, you learn about all of the ... new features found in the iPhone 5s and 5c and in iOS 7, such as the iPhone 5s fingerprint sensor, Control Center, Activation Lock, Twitter links, AirDrop, iTunes Radio, and much more"-- Page 1.
  • 2014.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Irving Harper: works in paper / edited by Michael Maharam.
"An intimate monograph of the professional and personal creations of a midcentury design legend... Working as an associate at the office of George Nelson in the 1950s and '60s, Harper was responsible for such icons of midcentury design as the Marshmallow sofa, the Ball clock, and numerous Herman Miller textile designs. Harper's unrecognized contribution to this seminal era of design, and his incredible paper sculptures (made in his spare time to "relieve stress"), are presented for the first time in this book... An essay by design critic Julie Lasky introduces Harper's commercial design work, recognizable designs from graphics to domestic goods to furniture that are still coveted and appreciated today, designed for the offices of Raymond Loewy, George Nelson, and then his own studio Harper + George. The second part of the book documents Harper's extensive paper sculptures, which have never been exhibited. More than three hundred works fill Harper's house and barn in Rye, New York, where this array of fantastical people and animal sculptures was created from modest and inexpensive materials as diverse as spaghetti and toothpicks in addition to paper. Images of Harper's home, filled with furniture and objects of his own design as well as his paper sculptures, offer a rare glimpse into a Modern design enthusiast's paradise."--Publisher's description.
  • Skira Rizzoli
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Is selling body parts ethical? / Christine Watkins, book editor.
"This title explores the ethics of selling body parts, whether selling body parts benefits or exploits the poor, and the state of organ trafficking in other countries"--Greenhaven Press website.
  • Greenhaven Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Isabel Allende: a literary companion / Mary Ellen Snodgrass.
"Isabel Allende--known as "la Famosa" to Chileans--is the most widely read Spanish-language author. This reference work provides an introduction to Allende's life as well as a guided overview of her body of work. It features an alphabetized, fully-annotated listing of major terms in the Allende canon, including fictional characters, motifs, historical events, and themes"--Provided by publisher.
  • McFarland & Company Publishers
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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An absolutely essential read, written by a leading expert, for anyone who wants to understand young people's use of social media.
  • 2014.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"James J. Kilpatrick was a nationally known television personality, journalist, and columnist whose conservative voice rang out loudly and widely through the twentieth century. As editor of the Richmond News Leader, writer for the National Review, debater in the "Point/Counterpoint" portion of CBS's 60 Minutes, and supporter of conservative political candidates like Barry Goldwater, Kilpatrick had many platforms for his race-based brand of southern conservatism. In James J. Kilpatrick: Salesman for Segregation, William Hustwit delivers a comprehensive study of Kilpatrick's importance to the civil rights era and explores how his protracted resistance to both desegregation and egalitarianism culminated in an enduring form of conservatism that revealed a nation's unease with racial change. Relying on archival sources, including Kilpatrick's personal papers, Hustwit provides an invaluable look at what Gunnar Myrdal called the race problem in the "white mind" at the intersection of the postwar conservative and civil rights movements. Growing out of a painful family history and strongly conservative political cultures, Kilpatrick's personal values and self- interested opportunism contributed to America's ongoing struggles with race and reform"-- Provided by publisher.
  • The University of North Carolina Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Jane Austen's England / Roy and Lesley Adkins.
Nearly two centuries after her death, Jane Austen remains the most beloved of novelists in the English language, incomparable in the wit, warmth and insight with which she chronicles the wayward hearts of her unforgettable characters. Her work also offers a vivid depiction of rural life in late Georgian and Regency England, its country balls and ivy-covered vicarages, its social hierarchies and its anxieties about property and income. Yet the milieu Austen depicted is only one aspect of her era. For 29 of her 41 years the country was embroiled in war. Dramatic changes in industry and agriculture were transforming the country's physical and social landscape. This book offers a new view of her world in a wide-ranging and detailed social history of English life in the early nineteenth century, from weddings to childbearing, from education to fashion, from labor to leisure and finally to the rituals of death.--From publisher description.
  • Viking
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Jean de Florette [videorecording] / produced and directed by Claude Berri.
A greedy landowner and his backward nephew conspire to block the only water source for an adjoining property in order to bankrupt the owner and force him to sell.
  • MGM Home Entertainment Inc.
  • c2001
  • DVD
  • Meramec
 
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JFK, conservative / Ira Stoll.
A controversial portrait of the thirty-fifth president explores his less- recognized roles in promoting anti-communism, tax cuts, free trade, and other agendas that had distinctly conservative stances.
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Tired of phony promises about getting rich quickly, promises that lead to reckless decisions (the stepping stones to the poor house)? How about trying something different? How about going for lasting wealth--and doing it the cautious way? In Get Rich Carefully, Jim Cramer uses his thirty-five years of experience as a Wall Street veteran and host of CNBC's Mad Money to create a guide to high-yield, low-risk investing. In our recovering economy, this is the plan you need to make big money without taking big risks. Drawing on his unparalleled knowledge of the stock market and on the mistakes and successes he's made on the way to his own fortune, Cramer explains--in plain English--why you can get rich in a prudent, methodical way, as long as you start now. In his own inimitable style, Cramer lays it on the line, no waffling, no on-the-one- hand-or-the-other hedging, just the straight stuff you need to accumulate wealth. This is a book of wisdom as well as specifics. Cramer names names, highlights individual and sector plays, and identifies the best long-term investing themes--and shows you how to develop the disciplines you need to exploit them. The personal finance book of the year, Get Rich Carefully is the invaluable guide to turning your savings into real, lasting wealth in a practical, and yes--because this is, after all, a book by Jim Cramer--highly readable and entertaining way."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Blue Rider Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"How do we balance the desire for tales of exceptional accomplishment with the need for painful doses of reality? How hard do we work to remember our past or to forget it? These are some of the questions that Jonathan Scott Holloway addresses in this exploration of race memory from the dawn of the modern civil rights era to the present. Relying on social science, documentary film, dance, popular literature, museums, memoir, and the tourism trade, Holloway explores the stories black Americans have told about their past and why these stories are vital to understanding a modern black identity. In the process, Holloway asks much larger questions about the value of history and facts when memories do violence to both. Making discoveries about his own past while researching this book, Holloway weaves first-person and family memories into the traditional third-person historian's perspective. The result is a highly readable, rich, and deeply personal narrative that will be familiar to some, shocking to others, and thought-provoking to everyone"-- Provided by publisher.
  • The University of North Carolina Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Leo Damrosch draws on discoveries made over the past thirty years to tell the story of Swift's life anew. Probing holes in the existing evidence, he takes seriously some daring speculations about Swift's parentage, love life, and various personal relationships and shows how Swift's public version of his life- -the one accepted until recently--was deliberately misleading. Swift concealed aspects of himself and his relationships, and other people in his life helped to keep his secrets. Assembling suggestive clues, Damrosch re-narrates the events of Swift's life while making vivid the scents, sounds, and smells of his English and Irish surroundings. Through his own words and those of a wide circle of friends, a complex Swift emerges: a restless, combative, empathetic figure, a man of biting wit and powerful mind, and a major figure in the history of world letters.
  • Yale University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Shows how to design and create custom-made journals, along with suggestions on how they can enhance memories and personal experiences.
  • 2010.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"When you drop your Diet Coke can or yesterday's newspaper in the recycling bin, where does it go? Probably halfway around the world, to people and places that clean up what you don't want and turn it into something you can't wait to buy. In Junkyard Planet, Adam Minter-- veteran journalist and son of an American junkyard owner-- travels deeply into a vast, often hidden, multibillion-dollar industry that's transforming our economy and environment. Minter takes us from back-alley Chinese computer recycling operations to recycling factories capable of processing a jumbo jet's worth of trash every day. Along the way, we meet an international cast of characters who have figured out how to squeeze Silicon Valley-scale fortunes from what we all throw away. Junkyard Planet reveals how "going green" usually means making money-- and why that's often the most sustainable choice, even when the recycling methods aren't pretty. With unmatched access to and insight on the waste industry, and the explanatory gifts and an eye for detail worthy of a John McPhee or William Langewiesche, Minter traces the export of America's garbage and the massive profits that China and other rising nations earn from it. What emerges is an engaging, colorful, and sometimes troubling tale of how the way we consume and discard stuff brings home the ascent of a developing world that recognizes value where Americans don't. Junkyard Planet reveals that Americans might need to learn a smarter way to take out the trash"--Dust jacket flap.
  • Bloomsbury Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"From Sigmund Freud to Jean Piaget, psychologists have long believed that we begin life as amoral animals. After all, isn't it the role of society--and especially parents--to transform babies from little psychopaths into civilized beings who can experience empathy and shame, and override selfish impulses? In Just Babies, Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing upon years of original research at Yale, he shows that babies and toddlers can judge the goodness and badness of others' actions; that they act to soothe those in distress; and that they feel guilt, shame, pride, and righteous anger. Yet this innate morality is tragically limited. Our natural morality extends toward those in our own group, but this is offset by ingrained dislike, even hatred, of those in different groups. Put simply, we are natural- born bigots. Vivid and intellectually probing, Just Babies argues that it's only through our uniquely human capacity for reason that we can transcend the primitive sense of morality we are born with. This erudite yet accessible book will captivate readers of Steven Pinker, Philip Zimbardo, and Robert Wright."-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The first make-or-break step in persuading anyone to do any thing is getting them to hear you out. Whether the person is a harried colleague, a stressed-out client, or an insecure spouse, things will go from bad to worse if you can't break through emotional barricades.
  • Gildan Audio
  • 2012
  • Book on CD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Lisa Kallisto is one of those overworked, overscheduled mothers who never secures enough sleep at night. After getting her three kids off to school, working all day as the manager of a charitable animal shelter and taking care of her household, she's lucky to get a few minutes to herself. So when her daughter's friend Lucinda turns up missing after she was supposed to spend the night at Lisa's home, Lisa is full of blame and self-loathing. And she's not the only one who finds herself at fault: Most of Lucinda's family, the police and even her own husband, Joe, think Lisa should have paid more attention to what the two young teens were doing. Now, it looks like the kidnapper, who has already abducted one other girl, is at it again, and Lisa is trying to put the pieces together. So is Joanne Aspinall, an investigator with the local police in the small English town where both Lisa's and Lucinda's families live, and Joanne's finding that things are growing more and more curious as the pieces to the puzzle refuse to fit together.
  • Grove Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Keeping time: the photographs of Don Hunstein: the unseen archive of Columbia records / text by Jon Pareles; edited by Leo Sacks; foreword by Art
Photographs of singers, songwriters, composers, and musicians from the archive of Columbia Record's staff photographer of more than four decades.
  • Insight
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Killer: an Alex Delaware novel / Jonathan Kellerman.
"Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverly Hills doctor, for Connie's soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers lead him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peeled away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares ... or worse"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2014.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Killer: an Alex Delaware novel / Jonathan Kellerman.
"Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverly Hills doctor, for Connie's soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers lead him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peeled away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares ... or worse"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2014.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Killer: an Alex Delaware novel / Jonathan Kellerman.
"Well-used to elevated emotions, psychologist Alex Delaware shrugs off a joking death threat from beautiful Beverly Hills physician Constance Sykes, whose attempt to secure legal custody of her baby niece is thwarted by Alex's forthright report to the court. Alex plays down the threat until LAPD's Milo Sturgis rushes to his side with the shocking word on the street that a hit's been taken out on him. But while Alex may be in grave danger, it won't be from the Beverly Hills doctor, for Connie's soon discovered brutally slain. When her sister Cherie and the baby disappear, apparently on the run, Alex's search for answers lead him to aged rockers, charming homeboys and even Machiavellian judges. As the darkest of secrets are peeled away, and a cruel system churns through family lives, Alex seeks to stop a vicious killer and save a child from a life of nightmares ... or worse"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2014.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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"With Obama's election to the presidency in 2008, many believed the United States had entered a new era: Obama came into office with high expectations that he would end the war in Iraq and initiate a new foreign policy that would reestablish American values and the United States' leadership role in the world. In this shattering new assessment, historian Lloyd C. Gardner argues that, despite cosmetic changes, Obama has simply built on the expanding power base of presidential power that reaches back across decades and through multiple administrations. The new president ended the "enhanced interrogation" policy of the Bush administration but did not abandon the concept of preemption. Obama withdrew from Iraq but has institutionalized drone warfare--including the White House's central role in selecting targets. What has come into view, Gardner argues, is the new face of American presidential power: high-tech, secretive, global, and lethal. Killing Machine skillfully narrates the drawdown in Iraq, the counterinsurgency warfare in Afghanistan, the rise of the use of drones, and targeted assassinations from al-Awlaki to Bin Laden--drawing from the words of key players in these actions as well as their major public critics. With unparalleled historical perspective, Gardner's book is the new touchstone for understanding not only the Obama administration but the American presidency itself"-- Provided by publisher.
  • The New Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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King and Maxwell / David Baldacci.
The teenage son of an U.S. MIA in Afghanistan hires Sean King and Michelle Maxwell--former Secret Service agents turned private investigators--to solve the mystery surrounding his father. But their investigation quickly leads to deeper, more troubling questions. Could Tyler's father really still be alive? What was his true mission? Could Tyler be the next target?
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Written in a flowing narrative style, Kitty Genovese: A True Account of a Public Murder and Its Private Consequences presents the story of the horrific and infamous murder of Kitty Genovese, a young woman stalked and stabbed on the street where she lived in Queens, New York in 1964. The case sparked national outrage when the New York Times revealed that dozens of witnesses had seen or heard the attacks on Kitty Genovese and her struggle to reach safety but had failed to come to her aid or even call police until after the killer had fled. This book cuts through misinformation and conjecture to present a definitive portrait of the crime, the aftermath, and the people. Based on six years of research, Catherine Peloneros book presents the facts from the police reports, archival material, court documents, and first hand interviews. Pelonero offers a personal look at Kitty Genovese, an ambitious young woman viciously struck down in the prime of her life; Winston Moseley, the killer who led a double life as a responsible family man by day and a deadly predator by night; the consequences for a community condemned; and others touched by the tragedy. Beyond just a true crime story, the book embodies much larger themes: the phenomenon of bystander inaction, the evolution of a serial killer, and the fears and injustices spawned by the stark prejudices of an era, many of which linger to this day.
  • Skyhorse Publishing
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Kongo across the waters / edited by Susan Cooksey, Robin Poynor, and Hein Vanhee; with editorial assistance by Carlee S. Forbes.
Explores the transatlantic connections between Central Africa and North America over the past 500 years in the visual and performing arts of both cultures.
  • University Press of Florida
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Kurt Vonnegut / editor, Robert T. Tally Jr.
"Critical acclaim eluded Kurt Vonnegut until Slaughterhouse-Five was published in 1969. An immediate best seller, it earned for the author respect from critics who had previously dismissed him as a mediocre science-fiction writer. Over the course of his career, Vonnegut was honored as the Briggs- Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University, as a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, and as the Distinguished Professor of English Prose at the City University of New York. Through his insightful and sympathetic treatment of the psychologically and morally crippled victims of the modern world, Vonnegut earned a reputation as one of the greatest humanist writers of his time. Edited by Robert T. Tally Jr., an assistant professor of English at Texas State University and Vice President of The Kurt Vonnegut Society, this volume in the Critical Insights series presents a variety of new essays on the popular late- twentieth-century American novelist. For readers who are studying Vonnegut for the first time, a biographical sketch relates the details of his life and four essays survey the critical reception of his work, explore its cultural and historical contexts, situate Vonnegut among his contemporaries, and review key themes in his work. Readers seeking a deeper understanding of the writer can then move on to other original essays that explore a bevy of topics, such as major thematic trajectories in Vonnegut's work, the significance of metafiction in Vonnegut's works, Vonnegut's relationship with conventional Christianity, and Vonnegut's use of generic conventions. Works discussed include Slaughterhouse- Five, Breakfast of Champions, Hocus Pocus, Cat's Cradle, and The Sirens of Titan. Among the contributors are dm T. Bogr, Charles J. Shields, Donald Morse, Peter Freese, Lara Narcisi, and Shiela Pardee. Rounding out the volume are a chronology of Vonnegut's life and a list of his principal publications as well as a bibliography for readers seeking to study this fascinating author in greater depth. Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources: A chronology of the author's life; A complete list of the author's works and their original dates of publication; A general bibliography; A detailed paragraph on the volume's editor; Notes on the individual chapter authors; A subject index."-- Publisher's website.
  • Salem Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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La familia / Paradise Gomez.
Two BFFs looking to make it big in the rap music world hook up with a drug dealer who's making promises that he'll carry them to stardom financially. Before long, both BFFs are carrying the dealer's babies and, once abandoned after the "baby daddy" is sentenced to prison by the Feds, they must raise their children as single mothers and try to salvage the friendship that was broken by the dysfunctional triangle relationship.
  • 2014.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Labor Day / Joyce Maynard.
Relates a story of love, sexual passion, painful adolescence, and devastating betrayal as seen through the eyes of a thirteen-year-old boy--and the man he later becomes--looking back on the events of a single long, hot, and life-altering weekend.
  • William Morrow
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Tells the intriguing tale of how against all odds and despite nature's brutal and capricious ways we stand here today, the only surviving humans, and the planet's most dominant species"--P. [4] of jacket.
  • Walker & Co.
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Chronicles the re-opening of the investigation into the 1963 Birmingham church bombing, detailing how detectives identified new witnesses and unearthed lost evidence.
  • Lawrence Hill books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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This is a hands-on book that focuses on the tasks that a new business owner must complete in the first 100 days of launching a business. Think of it this way: Imagine you've conceived a business idea, written a business plan, raised seed capital, and are set to launch your business on October 1. Now, what would you actually do on October 1, October 2, October 3, and so forth? How would you set your priorities? How would you know which tasks are the most urgent? Although the answers to these questions vary depending on the business, there are a set of key activities that all businesses must accomplish to get their businesses off to a good (and legally proper) start. Examples include securing the proper business licenses and permits, setting up a bookkeeping system, negotiating a lease, buying insurance, entering into contracts with vendors, recruiting and hiring employees, making the first sale, and so on. Broader issues such as developing a business model and building a brand will be touched upon. But the primary focus of the book will be on the practical issues that a business owner needs to accomplish, and needs to accomplish correctly, to get a business off to a good start.
  • Business Expert Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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In Learning Targets, Connie M. Moss and Susan M. Brookhart contend that improving student learning and achievement happens in the immediacy of an individual lesson -- what they call "today's lesson" -- or it doesn't happen at all. The key to making today's lesson meaningful? Learning targets. Written from students' point of view, a learning target describes a lesson-sized chunk of information and skills that students will come to know deeply. Each lesson's learning target connects to the next lesson's target, enabling students to master a coherent series of challenges that ultimately lead to important curricular standards. Drawing from the authors' extensive research and professional learning partnerships with classrooms, schools, and school districts, this practical book: Situates learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals, and central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student achievement and create a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice; Provides strategies for designing learning targets that promote higher-order thinking and foster student goal setting, self-assessment, and self-regulation; Explains how to design a strong performance of understanding, an activity that produces evidence of students' progress toward the learning target; Shows how to use learning targets to guide summative assessment and grading. Learning Targets also includes reproducible planning forms, a classroom walk-through guide, a lesson-planning process guide, and guides to teacher and student self-assessment. What students are actually doing during today's lesson is both the source of and the yardstick for school improvement efforts. By applying the insights in this book to your own work, you can improve your teaching expertise and dramatically empower all students as stakeholders in their own learning.--From publisher description.
  • ASCD
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Let it bleed / by S. L. Schmitz.
1983. A Razorblade Boy, lead singer with an obscure industrial band. A Dead Girl, a wandering, bruised waif living on the edge of madness. One's the voice of youth--the other, the mother of the next Savior of the human race. But there's a problem--the Dead Girl was only meant to produce the Savior, not fall in love with the Razorblade Boy. That means trouble for All-God--catastrophic trouble, with cosmic repercussions. The Dead Girl, All-God's most beloved and most damaged of all his creations, becomes a beacon of assault for all those beings of Light and unLight, and her fall into spiritual decline threatens to unleash forces beyond even the comprehension of the most enlightened human. The Angels of the Apocalypse are standing in the wings, just waiting for the trigger.... the Razorblade Boy or the Savior--which is it to be?
  • Dark Continents Pub.
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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"Do Americans have the right to privately obtain the foods of our choice from farmers, neighbors, and local producers, in the same way our grandparents and great grandparents used to do?Yes, say a growing number of people increasingly afraid that the mass-produced food sold at supermarkets is excessively processed, tainted with antibiotic residues and hormones, and lacking in important nutrients. These people, a million or more, are seeking foods outside the regulatory system, like raw milk, custom-slaughtered beef, and pastured eggs from chickens raised without soy, purchased directly from private membership-only food clubs that contract with Amish and other farmers. Public- health and agriculture regulators, however, say no: Americans have no inherent right to eat what they want. In today's ever-more-dangerous food-safety environment, they argue, all food, no matter the source, must be closely regulated, and even barred, if it fails to meet certain standards. These regulators, headed up by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, with help from state agriculture departments, police, and district-attorney detectives, are mounting intense and sophisticated investigative campaigns against farms and food clubs supplying privately exchanged food-even handcuffing and hauling off to jail, under threat of lengthy prison terms, those deemed in violation of food laws.Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights takes readers on a disturbing cross-country journey from Maine to California through a netherworld of Amish farmers paying big fees to questionable advisers to avoid the quagmire of America's legal system, secret food police lurking in vans at farmers markets, cultish activists preaching the benefits of pathogens, U.S. Justice Department lawyers clashing with local sheriffs, small Maine towns passing ordinances to ban regulation, and suburban moms worried enough about the dangers of supermarket food that they'll risk fines and jail to feed their children unprocessed, and unregulated, foods of their choosing.Out of the intensity of this unprecedented crackdown, and the creative and spirited opposition that is rising to meet it, a new rallying cry for food rights is emerging"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Like a mighty army / David Weber.
"For centuries, the world of Safehold, last redoubt of the human race, lay under the unchallenged rule of the Church of God Awaiting. The Church permitted nothing new--no new inventions, no new understandings of the world. What no one knew was that the Church was an elaborate fraud--a high-tech system established by a rebel faction of Safehold's founders, meant to keep humanity hidden from the powerful alien race that had destroyed old Earth. Then awoke Merlyn Athrawes, cybvernetic avatar of a warrior a thousand years dead, felled in the war in which Earth was lost. Monk, warrior, counselor to princes and kings, Merlyn has one purpose: to restart the history of the too-long-hidden human race. And now the fight is thoroughly underway. The island empire of Charis has declared its independence from the Church, and with Merlyn's help has vaulted forward into a new age of steam-powered efficiency. Fending off the wounded Church, Charis has drawn more and more of the countries of Safehold to the cause of independence and self-determination. But at a heavy cost in bloodshed and loss--a cost felt by nobody more keenly that Merlyn Athrawes. The wounded Church is regrouping. Its armies and resources are vast. The fight for humanity's future isn't over, and won't be over soon..."-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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A timely and intimate look into Abraham Lincoln's White House through the lives of his two closest aides and confidants.
  • Viking
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Little Red writing / by Joan Holub; pictures by Melissa Sweet.
Once upon a time, in pencil school, a brave little red pencil sets out to write an exciting story with nouns and adverbs and everything--but first she has to face the ravenous pencil sharpener, the Wolf 3000.
  • Chronicle Books
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Little women: an annotated edition / Louisa May Alcott; edited by Daniel Shealy.
"In this richly annotated, illustrated edition, Daniel Shealy illuminates the novel's deep engagement with issues such as social equality, reform movements, the Civil War, friendship, love, loss, and of course the passage into adulthood. The editor provides running commentary on biographic contexts, social and historical contexts, literary allusions, and words likely to cause difficulty to modern readers. With Shealy as a guide, we appreciate anew the confusions and difficulties that beset the March sisters as they overcome their burdens and journey toward maturity and adulthood. This edition examines the novel's central question: How does one grow up well?-- Book jacket.
  • The Belknap Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Long Man: a novel / Amy Greene.
"In the summer of 1936, the TVA plans to build a dam in a Tennessee town at the same time a little girl goes missing--possibly stolen by a drifter determined to blow up the dam"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Lost Lake / Sarah Addison Allen.
"Suley, Georgia, is home to Lost Lake Cottages and not much else. Which is why it's the perfect place for newly-widowed Kate and her eccentric eight- year-old daughter Devin to heal. Kate spent one memorable childhood summer at Lost Lake, had her first almost-kiss at Lost Lake, and met a boy named Wes at Lost Lake. It was a place for dreaming. But Kate doesn't believe in dreams anymore, and her Aunt Eby, Lost Lake's owner, wants to sell the place and move on. Lost Lake's magic is gone. As Kate discovers that time has a way of standing still at Lost Lake, can she bring the cottages--and her heart--back to life? Because, sometimes the things you love have a funny way of turning up again. And sometimes you never even know they were lost . . . until they are found"-- Provided by publisher.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Lost Lake / Sarah Addison Allen.
"Suley, Georgia, is home to Lost Lake Cottages and not much else. Which is why it's the perfect place for newly-widowed Kate and her eccentric eight- year-old daughter Devin to heal. Kate spent one memorable childhood summer at Lost Lake, had her first almost-kiss at Lost Lake, and met a boy named Wes at Lost Lake. It was a place for dreaming. But Kate doesn't believe in dreams anymore, and her Aunt Eby, Lost Lake's owner, wants to sell the place and move on. Lost Lake's magic is gone. As Kate discovers that time has a way of standing still at Lost Lake, can she bring the cottages--and her heart--back to life? Because, sometimes the things you love have a funny way of turning up again. And sometimes you never even know they were lost . . . until they are found"-- Provided by publisher.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The definitive account of Louis Armstrong--his life and legacy--during the most creative period of his career.
  • W. W. Norton
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Lying with strangers / Jonnie Jacobs.
"Young Chloe Henderson was raised in foster homes. Aged out of the system when she turned 18, she moved in with her abusive boyfriend, Trace Rodriguez, hoping to make a life for herself and the child that they are expecting. While they're out for a Sunday drive, Trace stops at a convenience store in San Francisco's rundown Bayview neighborhood. He tells Chloe to wait in the car, but she goes in and interrupts a robbery in progress. Trace kills a customer and the clerk. Although horrified, Chloe is afraid of losing Trace and agrees to help him escape, thereby becoming an accomplice to the crime. The customer, Alameda County Assistant District Attorney Roy Walker, leaves behind a wife, Diana, and a son. As the case progresses, Diana learns that Roy has kept some very dark secrets from her. Then, after her son accidently runs into Chloe on his bicycle, Chloe and Diana connect and discover that their lives are linked in unexpected ways."-- Booklist.
  • Gale Cengage Learning
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Mad science: psychiatric coercion, diagnosis, and drugs / Stuart A. Kirk, Tomi Gomory, & David Cohen.
"When it comes to understanding and treating madness, distortions of research are not rare, misinterpretation of data is not isolated, and bogus claims of success are not voiced by isolated researchers seeking aggrandizement. This book's detailed analyses of coercion and community treatment, diagnosis, and psychopharmacology reveals that these characteristics of bad science are endemic, institutional, and protected in psychiatry. This is mad science. Mad Science argues that the fundamental claims of modern American psychiatry are not based on convincing research, but on misconceived, flawed, and distorted science. The authors address multiple paradoxes in American mental health, including the remaking of coercion into scientific psychiatric treatment in the community, the adoption of an unscientific diagnostic system that now controls the distribution of services, and how drug treatments have failed to improve the mental health outcome." -- Publisher's description.
  • Transaction Publishers
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Magical tales: myth, legend and enchantment in children's books / edited by Carolyne Larrington & Diane Purkiss.
"Drawing on collections of manuscripts and rare books in the Bodleian Library, this richly illustrated collection of essays shows how literature and tales from the Middle Ages and earlier still have been reinterpreted for each generation and continue to have a profound impact on writers of fantasy books for children today."--Publisher's description.
  • Bodleian Library
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Jonathan Black gives us a backstage look at an industry and the people that have left an indelible mark on the American body and the consciousness it houses. ... With insights drawn from more than fifty interviews and attention to key developments in bodybuilding, aerobics, equipment, health clubs, running, sports medicine, group exercise, Pilates, and yoga, Making the American Body reveals how a focus on fitness has shaped not only our physiques but also, and more profoundly, American ideas of what 'fitness' is."--From publisher description.
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Man of steel [videorecording (Blu-ray) ] / directed by Zack Snyder.
Having escaped the destruction of his home planet of Krypton, Kal-El has spent his life on Earth, trying to hide his amazing powers in the guise of farmboy Clark Kent. But he'll need every ounce of his super strength to defeat General Zod, a renegade Kryptonian out to destroy humanity.
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • 2013
  • Blu-ray
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Man of steel [videorecording] / directed by Zack Snyder.
Having escaped the destruction of his home planet of Krypton, Kal-El has spent his life on Earth, trying to hide his amazing powers in the guise of farmboy Clark Kent. But he'll need every ounce of his super strength to defeat General Zod, a renegade Kryptonian out to destroy humanity.
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • 2013
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Based on new interviews, this revealing account of one of the most notorious criminals in American history puts Manson in the context of his times, the turbulent end of the 60s, revealing a rock star wannabe whose killings were directly related to his musical ambitions.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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March: Book One / John Lewis; [co-written by] Andrew Aydin; [art by] Nate Powell.
This graphic novel is a first-hand account of Congressman John Lewis' lifelong struggle for civil and human rights, meditating in the modern age on the distance traveled since the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' personal story, it also reflects on the highs and lows of the broader civil rights movement. Book one spans Lewis' youth in rural Alabama, his life- changing meeting with Martin Luther King, Jr., the birth of the Nashville Student Movement, and their battle to tear down segregation through nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, building to a stunning climax on the steps of City Hall. HIs commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Wasiington D.C., and from receiving beatings from state troopers, to receiving the Medal of Freedom awarded to him by Baraka Obama, the first African-American president -- From cover flaps.
  • Turtleback Books 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Master the civil service exams / Shannon R. Turlington.
Includes 5 full-length practice tests including a diagnostic test with detailed answer explanations; latest information on applying for federal, state, and local government jobs.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Born in a surreal Moscow communal apartment where eighteen families shared one kitchen, the author grew up singing odes to Lenin, black-marketeering Juicy Fruit gum at school, and longing for a taste of the mythical West. It was a life by turns absurd, drab, naively joyous, melancholy and, finally, intolerable.
  • Crown Publishers
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"In the 1840s and 1850s, "Brady of Broadway" was one of the most successful and acclaimed Manhattan portrait galleries. Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, Dolley Madison, Henry James as a boy with his father, Horace Greeley, Edgar Allan Poe, the Prince of Wales, and Jenny Lind were among the dignitaries photographed in Mathew Brady's studio. But it was during the Civil War that he became the founding father of what is now called photojournalism and his photography became an enduring part of American history.
  • Bloomsbury
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Maurice Sendak: a celebration of the artist and his work / curated by Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M.V. David; edited by Leonard S. Marcus.
Sendak and his sixty-year career are celebrated in this full-color catalog of more than two hundred images from an exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Accompanied by essays, this work is a deeply personal and thoughtful tribute to a seminal artist whose singular vision has captured the imaginations of countless children and grown-ups throughout the world.
  • Abrams
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Maurice Sendak: a celebration of the artist and his work / curated by Justin G. Schiller and Dennis M.V. David; edited by Leonard S. Marcus.
Sendak and his sixty-year career are celebrated in this full-color catalog of more than two hundred images from an exhibition at the Society of Illustrators in New York City. Accompanied by essays, this work is a deeply personal and thoughtful tribute to a seminal artist whose singular vision has captured the imaginations of countless children and grown-ups throughout the world.
  • Abrams
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Maybe tonight? / Bridie Clark.
"Invites the reader to participate in the high-stakes social scene of Kings Academy, an elite boarding school where fitting in may require selling one's soul"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Roaring Brook Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Me and Uncle Romie: a story inspired by the life and art of Romare Bearden / by Claire Hartfield; paintings by Jerome Lagarrigue.
A boy from North Carolina spends the summer in New York City visiting the neighborhood of Harlem, where his uncle, collage artist Romare Bearden, grew up. Includes a biographical sketch of Bearden and instructions on making a story collage.
  • Dial Books for Young Readers
  • c2002
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Media violence / Noah Berlatsky, book editor.
This book is a collection of articles in which authors examine the moral and societal implications of media violence and the ways in which society and government should regulate violence in the media.
  • 2012.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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"Moshe ben Maimon, or Abu Imran Musa ibn Ubayd Allah, better known as Moses Maimonides, is among the most celebrated rabbis in the history of Judaism and the author of works on many subjects. His writings include influential philosophical and medical treatises in Arabic and two of the most important works on Jewish law. He is perhaps best known for his effort to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy with biblical teaching. Born in 1138 in Cordoba, Spain, Maimonides eventually settled in Egypt, where he practiced medicine. He died in 1204." "Medical Aphorisms is the best known and most compendious of Maimonides' medical works. It consists of about fifteen hundred aphorisms culled mainly from the treatises of Galen, either as direct quotations or as summaries, and arranged into twenty-five treatises. Most of the traditional medieval medical subspecialties are represented in this work, including anatomy, physiology, gynecology, hygiene, and diet. In addition, Maimonides includes a section addressing unusual cases from Galen, and another containing his own criticisms of Galen's theories." "This volume initiates a new critical edition of Medical Aphorisms with a fresh, annotated English translation. The first of six volumes, it contains aphorisms concerning anatomy, physiology, and general pathology. Because the source texts from which several of them were derived are no longer extant, these aphorisms provide tantalizing clues about aspects of Galen's thought that are otherwise unknown. They also serve as a medieval window onto the ancient medical theories of Galen. For these reasons, this volume and the five that follow it will be indispensable for all students of either ancient or medieval medicine."--Book jacket.
  • Brigham Young University Press
  • 2004
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Medical-surgical nursing demystified / Mary DiGiulio, DNP, ANP-BC; Jim Keogh, BSN, RN-BC.
This handbook on medical-surgical nursing includes detailed illustrations to show how each major body system works, clear learning objectives and key terms to keep you on track, coverage of pathophysiology, symptoms, diagnoses, treatment, and nursing intervention, and NCLEX-style practice questions at the end of each chapter.
  • 2014.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Mercy Snow: a novel / Tiffany Baker.
A tragic bus accident has devastating repercussions for two families from opposite sides of the tracks of a tiny New England paper milling town.
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Mirage / Clive Cussler, with Jack Du Brul.
In October 1943, a U.S. destroyer sailed out of Philadelphia and supposedly vanished, the result of a Navy experiment with electromagnetic radiation. The story was considered a hoax-- but now Juan Cabrillo and his Oregon colleagues aren't so sure. There is talk of a new weapon soon to be auctioned, something very dangerous to America's interests, and the rumors link it to the great inventor Nikola Tesla, who was working with the Navy when he died in 1943. As Cabrillo races to find the truth, he discovers there is even more at stake than he could have imagined--but by the time he realizes it, he may already be too late.
  • G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Missing you / Harlan Coben.
"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben, a heart-pounding thriller about the ties we have to our past...and the lies that bind us together. It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she's ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiance; Jeff, the man who shattered her heart -and who she hasn't seen in 18 years. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable. As the body count mounts and Kat's hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved-her former fiance, her mother, and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before, and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Dutton
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Missing you / Harlan Coben.
"From #1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben, a heart-pounding thriller about the ties we have to our past...and the lies that bind us together. It's a profile, like all the others on the online dating site. But as NYPD Detective Kat Donovan focuses on the accompanying picture, she feels her whole world explode, as emotions she's ignored for decades come crashing down on her. Staring back at her is her ex-fiance; Jeff, the man who shattered her heart -and who she hasn't seen in 18 years. Kat feels a spark, wondering if this might be the moment when past tragedies recede and a new world opens up to her. But when she reaches out to the man in the profile, her reawakened hope quickly darkens into suspicion and then terror as an unspeakable conspiracy comes to light, in which monsters prey upon the most vulnerable. As the body count mounts and Kat's hope for a second chance with Jeff grows more and more elusive, she is consumed by an investigation that challenges her feelings about everyone she ever loved-her former fiance, her mother, and even her father, whose cruel murder so long ago has never been fully explained. With lives on the line, including her own, Kat must venture deeper into the darkness than she ever has before, and discover if she has the strength to survive what she finds there"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Dutton
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Mister Orange / Truus Matti; translated from the Dutch by Laura Watkinson.
When Linus Muller takes over making deliveries for his family's Manhattan grocery store in 1943, including bringing a crate of oranges every other week to an artist from Europe, the two become friends as they discuss war, the future, freedom, and imagination.
  • Enchanted Lion Books
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Taking its cues from works by Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, and Matisse, this collection of uniquely delicious dessert recipes (and step-by-step assembly guides) gives readers all they need to make their own edible masterpieces"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Ten Speed Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Modern dating: a field guide from the experts at "howaboutwe / Chiara Atik; foreword by Brian Schechter & Aaron Schildkrout.
Rather than listing a set of "rules," Atik offers advice on modern challenges and gently guides you through all the triumphs and pitfalls of what dating is actually life. This book is there for guidance-- or just for laughs-- every step of the way.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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In recent years a new approach to macroeconomics has been developed that challenges conventional wisdom and uncovers how money 'works' in the modern economy. This book synthesises the key principles of Modern Money Theory, exploring macro accounting, currency regimes and exchange rates in both the USA and developing nations. Randall Wray addresses the pressing issues of how misunderstandings about the nature of money have caused the current global financial meltdown, and provides fresh ideas about how policymakers around the world should address the continued weaknesses in their economies.
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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B. Simpson teams up with Sister Anselm to investigate a suspicious accident that has left a teen prison inmate severely burned, while in England, Ali Reynolds investigates the decades-old murder of Leland's father.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Mozart / Paul Johnson.
"In addition to his many insights into Mozart's music [in this concise biography], Johnson also challenges the many myths that have followed Mozart, including those about the composer's health, wealth, religion, and relationships"--Amazon.com.
  • Viking
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Mrs. Lincoln's rival: a novel / Jennifer Chiaverini.
"The New York Times bestselling author of Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker, Jennifer Chiaverini, reveals the famous First Lady's very public social and political contest with Kate Chase Sprague, memorialized as "one of the most remarkable women ever known to Washington society." (Providence Journal) Kate Chase Sprague was born in 1840 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the second daughter to the second wife of a devout but ambitious lawyer. Her father, Salmon P. Chase, rose to prominence in the antebellum years and was appointed secretary of the treasury in Abraham Lincoln's cabinet, while aspiring to even greater heights. Beautiful, intelligent, regal, and entrancing, young Kate Chase stepped into the role of establishing her thrice-widowed father in Washington society and as a future presidential candidate. Her efforts were successful enough that The Washington Star declared her "the most brilliant woman of her day. None outshone her." None, that is, but Mary Todd Lincoln. Though Mrs. Lincoln and her young rival held much in common-political acumen, love of country, and a resolute determination to help the men they loved achieve greatness--they could never be friends, for the success of one could come only at the expense of the other. When Kate Chase married William Sprague, the wealthy young governor of Rhode Island, it was widely regarded as the pinnacle of Washington society weddings. President Lincoln was in attendance. The First Lady was not. Jennifer Chiaverini excels at chronicling the lives of extraordinary yet little known women through historical fiction. What she did for Elizabeth Keckley in Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker and for Elizabeth Van Lew in The Spymistress she does for Kate Chase Sprague in Mrs. Lincoln's Rival"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Dutton
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Mud puddle / Robert Munsch; illustrated by Duan Petrii.
Whenever Jule Ann goes outside, a mud puddle finds her and her mother makes her take a bath. Then one day Jule Ann thinks of an ingenious solution.
  • Annick Press
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Murder and moonshine / Carol Miller.
"All small towns have secrets--and plenty of them--as every small town waitress knows. Daisy is no different. A young, recently-separated waitress at H &P's Diner in sleepy southwestern Virginia, she hears more than her fair share of neighborhood gossip while serving plates of hash and peach cobbler. But when a reclusive old man, Dickerson, shows up at the diner one day, only to drop dead a few minutes later, Daisy quickly learns that some secrets are more dangerous to keep than others--especially when there's money and moonshine involved." -- Provided by publisher.
  • Minotaur Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Rather than focus solely on theological concerns, this well-rounded introduction takes an expansive view of Islamic ideology, culture, and tradition, sourcing a range of historical, sociological, and literary perspectives. Neither overly critical nor apologetic, this book reflects the rich diversity of Muslim identities across the centuries and counters the unflattering, superficial portrayals of Islam that are shaping public discourse today. Aaron W. Hughes uniquely traces the development of Islam in relation to historical, intellectual, and cultural influences, enriching his narrative with the findings, debates, and methodologies of related disciplines, such as archaeology, history, and Near Eastern studies. Hughes's work challenges the dominance of traditional terms and concepts in religious studies, recasting religion as a set of social and cultural facts imagined, manipulated, and contested by various actors and groups over time. Making extensive use of contemporary identity theory, Hughes rethinks the teaching of Islam and religions in general and helps facilitate a more critical approach to Muslim sources. For readers seeking a non-theological, unbiased, and richly human portrait of Islam, as well as a strong grasp of Islamic study's major issues and debates, this textbook is a productive, progressive alternative to more classic surveys."--Publisher's website.
  • Columbia University Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"In his quest for military glory, Benito Mussolini sent the Italian Eighth Army to the Eastern Front to help fight the Russians, only to have his forces routed within little more than a month of the launch of the Soviet counteroffensives of the winter of 1942-1943. The Cuneense, a division of mountain troops, was hit especially hard, with only a small percentage of its troops straggling back to Italy; the rest were killed in action or died of frostbite or in captivity from malnourishment, overwork, and disease. All told, the Italians suffered roughly 75,000 dead, more than in their six-month campaign in Greece and Albania or in their three years in North Africa. Nuto Revelli, who fought in Russia himself, interviewed forty-three other survivors of the campaign for a book that has become a classic among Italian war memoirs. First published in Italian in 1966 as La strada del davai, Revelli's account, now available in English, vividly recaptures the experiences and sobering reflections of these men. It provides a chilling look at an experience that, in English-language writing, has been overshadowed by that of the main actors on the Eastern Front. When news of the rout reached Italy, the shock was devastating. In Revelli's home province of Cuneo, the recruiting territory of the annihilated Cuneense Division, some villages lost almost all men of military age. The resulting rage and bitterness later fueled the partisan war against the Germans and Italian fascists. The veterans of Mussolini's Death March speak candidly of nights in the open, of extreme cold, gnawing hunger, and eruptive madness. Thousands who survived the Soviet onslaught were taken prisoner and died on the so-called davai marches--named for Russian guards' command to keep prisoners moving--or later in the camps themselves. Even so, they developed a favorable impression of the Russian people, who provided hospitality in their small houses and aid to the wounded. Together, their recollections provide an eye-opening look at a largely neglected aspect of World War II."--Publisher's website.
  • University Press of Kansas
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The author recounts his lifelong battle with anxiety, showing the many manifestations of the disorder as well as the countless treatments that have been developed to counteract it, and provides a history of the efforts to understand this common form of mental illness.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Filled with anecdotes, statistics, and social commentary, the first Muslim elected to Congress presents a thought-provoking look at America and what needs to change to accommodate different races and beliefs.
  • Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"A weary-looking man stands at an intersection, backpack at his feet. Curled up nearby is a mixed-breed dog, unfazed by the passing traffic. The man holds a sign that reads, "Two old dogs need help. God bless." What's happening here? Leslie Irvine breaks new ground in the study of homelessness by investigating the frequently noticed, yet underexplored, role that animals play in the lives of homeless people. Irvine conducted interviews on street corners, in shelters, even at highway underpasses, to provide insights into the benefits and liabilities that animals have for the homeless. She also weighs the perspectives of social service workers, veterinarians, and local communities. Her work provides a new way of looking at both the meaning of animal companionship and the concept of home itself."--Publisher's website.
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"A weary-looking man stands at an intersection, backpack at his feet. Curled up nearby is a mixed-breed dog, unfazed by the passing traffic. The man holds a sign that reads, "Two old dogs need help. God bless." What's happening here? Leslie Irvine breaks new ground in the study of homelessness by investigating the frequently noticed, yet underexplored, role that animals play in the lives of homeless people. Irvine conducted interviews on street corners, in shelters, even at highway underpasses, to provide insights into the benefits and liabilities that animals have for the homeless. She also weighs the perspectives of social service workers, veterinarians, and local communities. Her work provides a new way of looking at both the meaning of animal companionship and the concept of home itself."--Publisher's website.
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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My hands sing the blues: Romare Bearden's childhood journey / by JeanneWalker Harvey; illustrated by Elizabeth Zunon.
In Harlem, New York City, an artist follows the rhythms of blues music as he recalls his North Carolina childhood while painting, cutting, and pasting to make art.
  • Amazon Children's Pub.
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Natural disasters in a global environment / Anthony N. Penna and Jennifer S. Rivers.
This work is a transnational, global and environmental history of natural and man-made disasters. Detailed case studies of past and present events are presented in a historical narrative, making use of the most recent scholarship surrounding these cases. It examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, landslides, hurricanes, famines, and more. It highlights the role of science in studying natural disasters and describes the mechanisms responsible for them. It also features a range of case studies which can be used in conjunction with one another or as standalone examples. It traces the transition of human uinderstanding of disasters, from religious and superstitious explanations to contemporary scientific accounts.--Provided by publisher.
  • Wiley-Blackwell
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Navigating the complexities of stroke / Louis R. Caplan, MD, professor of neurology, Harvard University, senior neurologist, Beth Israel Deaconess
"Provides a practical guide for the general public and medical professionals. Dr. Louis R. Caplan, one of the world's leading experts, guides readers through the subject in a straightforward and accessible manner. He offers information and advice that readers will find immediately useful: the medical conditions and other factors that create risk, stroke symptoms, abnormalities that doctors look for, tests available to evaluate strokes, complications and disabilities that can result, and the paths of treatment and rehabilitation. He offers real-life cases of patients and their families that demonstrate successful recovery, but he also reveals the sometimes troubling impact of strokes on survivors and their families, who can experience frustration and despair that the medical profession often overlooks. This book empowers patients and families to work with their medical providers. It puts in the reader's hands the knowledge necessary to avoid strokes, address them quickly, and recover effectively, so they won't lose heart when it is needed most."-- Back cover.
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Chronicling the underappreciated Black tradition of bearing arms for self-defense, law professor Nicholas Johnson presents an array of examples reaching back to the pre-Civil War era that demonstrate a willingness of African American men and women to use firearms when necessary to defend their families and communities. From Frederick Douglass's advice to keep "a good revolver" handy as defense against slave catchers to the armed Black men who protected Thurgood Marshall, it is clear that owning firearms was commonplace in the Black community. Johnson points out that this story has been submerged because it is hard to reconcile with the dominant narrative of nonviolence during the civil rights era. His book, however, resolves that tension by showing how the Black tradition of arms maintained and demanded a critical distinction between private self-defense and political violence. In the last two chapters, Johnson addresses the unavoidable issue of young Black men with guns and the toll that gun violence takes on many in the inner city. He shows how complicated this issue is by highlighting the surprising diversity of views on gun ownership in the black community. In fact, recent Supreme Court affirmations of the right to bear arms resulted from cases led by Black plaintiffs. Surprising and informative, this well-researched book strips away many stock assumptions of conventional wisdom on the issue of guns and the Black freedom struggle"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Prometheus Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"In the vein of Dave Cullen's Columbine, the first comprehensive account of the Sandy Hook tragedy--with exclusive new reporting that chronicles the horrific events of December 14, 2012, including new insight into the dark mind of gunman Adam Lanza. Twenty-six people dead; twenty of them schoolchildren between the ages of six and seven. The world mourned the devastating shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut in December 2012. Now, here is the startling, comprehensive look at this tragedy, and into the mind of the unstable killer, Adam Lanza. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and a decade's worth of emails from Lanza's mother to close friends that chronicled his slow slide into mental illness, Newtown pieces together the perfect storm that led to this unspeakable act of violence that shattered so many lives. Newtown explores the two central theories that have permeated the media since the attack: some claim Lanza suffered from severe mental illness, while others insist that, far from being a random act of insanity, this was a meticulously thought out, premeditated attack at least two years in the making by a violent video-gamer so obsessed with "glory kills" and researching mass murderers that he was willing to go to any length to attain the top score. Lanza's dark descent from a young boy with adjustment disorders to a calculating killer is interwoven with the Newtown massacre as it unfolded at the time, told from the points of view of eye witnesses, survivors, parents of victims, first responders, and Adam's relatives. A definitive account of a tragedy that shook a nation, Newtown features exclusive material including initial misinformation reported by the media and commentary on how this catastrophic event became a lightning rod for political agendas, much like Columbine did more than a decade ago"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Gallery Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Night film: a novel / Marisha Pessl.
When the daughter of a cult horror film director is found dead in an abandoned Manhattan warehouse, investigative journalist Scott McGrath, disbelieving the official suicide ruling, probes into the strange circumstances of the young woman's death.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Night of the hunter / R.A. Salvatore.
Dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden returns to Gauntlgrym with old friends by his side once again, as they seek to rescue Bruenor's loyal shield dwarf-turned- vampire. But not only do Drizzt and his allies face a perilous journey through the Underdark and the dangers of the undead that lie within, but they must cross through a colony of drow, who would like nothing better than to see Drizzt Do'Urden dead.
  • Wizards of the Coast LLC
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Nine inches: stories / Tom Perrotta.
A collection of stories focuses on suburban nuclear families, including "Senior Season," "Nine Inches" and "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face."
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Six Feet Under" meets The Wire in a dazzling and darkly comic memoir about coming-of-age in a black funeral home in Baltimore. Sheri Booker was only fifteen years old when she started working at Wylie Funeral Home in West Baltimore. She had no idea that her summer job would become nine years of immersion in a hidden world. Reeling from the death of her beloved great aunt, she found comfort in the funeral home, and soon has the run of the place, from its sacred chapels to the terrifying embalming room. With AIDS and gang violence threatening to wipe out a generation of black men, Wylie was never short on business. As families came together to bury one of their own, Booker was privy to their most intimate moments of grief and despair. But along with the sadness, Booker encountered moments of dark humor: brawls between mistresses and widows, and car crashes at McDonald's with dead bodies in tow. While she never got over her terror of the embalming room, Booker learned to expect the unexpected and to never, ever cry. This vibrant tour of a macabre world reveals an urban funeral culture where photo-screened memorial T-shirts often replace suits and ties and the dead are sent off with a joint or a fifth of cognac. Nine Years Under offers readers an unbelievable glimpse into an industry in the backdrop of all our lives"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Gotham
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"When the Internet suddenly stops working, society reels from the loss of flowing data, instant messages, and streaming entertainment. Addicts wander the streets, talking to themselves in 140 characters or forcing cats to perform tricks for their amusement, while the truly desperate pin their requests for casual encounters on public bulletin boards. The economy tumbles further and the government passes the draconian NET Recovery Act. For Gladstone, the Net's disappearance comes particularly hard following the loss of his wife, leaving his flask of Jamesons and grandfather's fedora as the only comforts in his Brooklyn apartment. But there are rumors that someone in New York is still online. Someone set apart from this new world where Facebook flirters "poke" each other in real life and members of Anonymous trade memes at secret parties. Where a former librarian can sell information as a human search engine, and the perverted fulfill their secret fetishes at the blossoming Rule 34 club. With the help of his friends, a blogger and a webcam girl both now out of work, Gladstone sets off to find the Internet. But is he the right man to save humanity from this Apocalypse? For fans of David Wong, Chad Kultgen, and Chuck Palahniuk, Wayne Gladstone's Notes from the Internet Apocalypse examines the question "What is life without the Web?""-- Provided by publisher.
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Magid uses the language of modern psychology and psychotherapy to illuminate one of Buddhism's most powerful and often mysterious technologies: the Zen koan. What's more, Magid also uses the koans to expand upon the insights of psychology (especially self psychology and relational psychotherapy) and open for the reader new perspectives on the functioning of the human mind and heart.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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NYPD red 2 / James Patterson and Marshall Karp.
"NYPD Red--the task force attacking the most extreme crimes in America's most extreme city--hunts a killer who is on an impossible mission. A vigilante serial killer is on the loose in New York City, tracking down and murdering people whose crimes have not been punished. The number of victims grows, and many New Yorkers secretly applaud the idea of justice won at any price. NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald are put on the case when a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections disappears. Zach and Kylie have to find what's really behind this murderer's rampage while political and personal secrets of the highest order hang in the balance. But Kylie has been acting strange recently--and Zach knows whatever she's hiding could threaten the biggest case of their careers.-- Provided by publisher.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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NYPD red 2 / James Patterson and Marshall Karp.
"NYPD Red--the task force attacking the most extreme crimes in America's most extreme city--hunts a killer who is on an impossible mission. A vigilante serial killer is on the loose in New York City, tracking down and murdering people whose crimes have not been punished. The number of victims grows, and many New Yorkers secretly applaud the idea of justice won at any price. NYPD Red Detective Zach Jordan and his partner Kylie MacDonald are put on the case when a woman of vast wealth and even greater connections disappears. Zach and Kylie have to find what's really behind this murderer's rampage while political and personal secrets of the highest order hang in the balance. But Kylie has been acting strange recently--and Zach knows whatever she's hiding could threaten the biggest case of their careers.-- Provided by publisher.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Oil / Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon.
"Oil pulses through our daily lives. It is the plastic we touch, the food we eat, and the way we move. Oil politics in the twentieth century was about the management of abundance, state power and market growth. The legacy of this age of plenty includes declining conventional oil reserves, volatile prices, climate change, and enduring poverty in many oil rich countries. The oil sector is now in need of reform. Yet no one seems at the helm, leaving a vital source of energy at the whim of dictators, speculators and corporate operators, and our societies locked into unsustainable growth models. In this in-depth primer to the world's wealthiest industry, authors Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon take a fresh look at the contemporary geopolitics of oil. Going beyond simple assertions of peak oil and an oil curse, they point to an industry reordered by internationalized state oil companies, Asian consumerism shifting demand, the insecurities and violent assertiveness of declining powers, and the dilemmas of post-oil energy transition. As a new geopolitics of oil emerges, the need for effective global oil governance becomes imperative. Praising the growing influence of civil society and attentive to the institutionalization of producer -consumer cooperation, this book identifies challenges and opportunities to curtail price volatility, curb demand and the growth of dirty oil, de-carbonise energy systems, and improve governance in oil producing countries."-- Publisher's description.
  • Polity Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Oil / Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon.
"Oil pulses through our daily lives. It is the plastic we touch, the food we eat, and the way we move. Oil politics in the twentieth century was about the management of abundance, state power and market growth. The legacy of this age of plenty includes declining conventional oil reserves, volatile prices, climate change, and enduring poverty in many oil rich countries. The oil sector is now in need of reform. Yet no one seems at the helm, leaving a vital source of energy at the whim of dictators, speculators and corporate operators, and our societies locked into unsustainable growth models. In this in-depth primer to the world's wealthiest industry, authors Gavin Bridge and Philippe Le Billon take a fresh look at the contemporary geopolitics of oil. Going beyond simple assertions of peak oil and an oil curse, they point to an industry reordered by internationalized state oil companies, Asian consumerism shifting demand, the insecurities and violent assertiveness of declining powers, and the dilemmas of post-oil energy transition. As a new geopolitics of oil emerges, the need for effective global oil governance becomes imperative. Praising the growing influence of civil society and attentive to the institutionalization of producer -consumer cooperation, this book identifies challenges and opportunities to curtail price volatility, curb demand and the growth of dirty oil, de-carbonise energy systems, and improve governance in oil producing countries."-- Publisher's description.
  • Polity Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed in the city jail in Washington, D.C. But that's where he spent three days in the summer of 2011, after leading the largest civil disobedience in thirty years to protest the Keystone XL pipeline. A few months later the protesters would see their efforts rewarded when President Obama agreed to put the project on hold. And yet McKibben realized that this small and temporary victory was at best a stepping- stone. With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Sandy scouring the Atlantic, the need for much deeper solutions was obvious. Some of those would come at the local level, and McKibben recounts a year he spends in the company of a beekeeper raising his hives as part of the growing trend toward local food. Other solutions would come from a much larger fight against the fossil-fuel industry as a whole. Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of these two necessary and mutually reinforcing sides of the global climate fight--from the absolute center of the maelstrom and from the growing hive of small-scale local answers to the climate crisis. With characteristic empathy and passion, he reveals the imperative to work on both levels, telling the story of raising one year's honey crop and building a social movement that's still cresting"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Times Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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On such a full sea / Chang-rae Lee.
"From the beloved award-winning author of Native Speaker and The Surrendered, a highly provocative, deeply affecting story of one woman's legendary quest in a shocking, future America. On Such a Full Sea takes Chang- rae Lee's elegance of prose, his masterly storytelling, and his long-standing interests in identity, culture, work, and love, and lifts them to a new plane. Stepping from the realistic and historical territories of his previous work, Lee brings us into a world created from scratch. Against a vividly imagined future America, Lee tells a stunning, surprising, and riveting story that will change the way readers think about the world they live in. In a future, long-declining America, society is strictly stratified by class. Long-abandoned urban neighborhoods have been repurposed as highwalled, self-contained labor colonies. And the members of the labor class-descendants of those brought over en masse many years earlier from environmentally ruined provincial China-find purpose and identity in their work to provide pristine produce and fish to the small, elite, satellite charter villages that ring the labor settlement. In this world lives Fan, a female fish-tank diver, who leaves her home in the B-Mor settlement (once known as Baltimore), when the man she loves mysteriously disappears. Fan's journey to find him takes her out of the safety of B-Mor, through the anarchic Open Counties, where crime is rampant with scant governmental oversight, and to a faraway charter village, in a quest that will soon become legend to those she left behind"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Riverhead Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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On the ethics of torture / Uwe Steinhoff.
"The question of when, and under what circumstances, the practice of torture might be justified has received a great deal of attention in the last decade in both academia and in the popular media. Many of these discussions are, however, one-sided with other perspectives either ignored or quickly dismissed with minimal argument. In On the Ethics of Torture, Uwe Steinhoff provides a complete account of the philosophical debate surrounding this highly contentious subject. Steinhoff's position is that torture is sometimes, under certain narrowly circumscribed conditions, justified, basing his argument on the right to self-defense. His position differs from that of other authors who, using other philosophical justifications, would permit torture under a wider set of conditions. After having given the reader a thorough account of the main arguments for permitting torture under certain circumstances, Steinhoff explains and addresses the many objections that have been raised to employing torture under any circumstances. This is an indispensible work for anyone interested in one of the most controversial subjects of our times."--Publisher's website.
  • State University of New York Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Warns against common errors in structure, style, and diction, and explains the fundamentals of conducting interviews and writing travel, scientific, sports, critical, and humorous articles.
  • HarperCollins
  • 2006
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Across a range of subjects, themes, tones, and narrative voices, Novak's assured prose and expansive imagination introduce readers to people, places, and premises that are hilarious, insightful, provocative, and moving-often at the same time. In One More Thing, a boy wins a $100,000 prize in a box of Frosted Flakes - only to discover that claiming the winnings may unravel his family. A woman sets out to seduce motivational speaker Tony Robbins - turning for help to the famed motivator himself. A school principal unveils a bold plan to permanently abolish arithmetic. An acclaimed ambulance driver seeks the courage to follow his heart and throw it all away to be a singer-songwriter. Author John Grisham contemplates a monumental typo. A new arrival in heaven, overwhelmed by infinite options, procrastinates over his long-ago promise to visit his grandmother. We meet a vengeance-minded hare, obsessed with scoring a rematch against the tortoise who ruined his life; and post-college friends who debate how to stage an intervention in the era of Facebook. We learn why wearing a red t-shirt every day is the key to finding love; how February got its name; and why the stock market is sometimes just...down. Finding inspiration in questions from the nature of perfection to the icing on carrot cake, from the deeply familiar to the intoxicatingly imaginative, One More Thing finds its heart in the most human of phenomena: love, fear, family, ambition, and the inner stirring for the one elusive element that might make a person complete. The stories in this collection are like nothing else, but they have one thing in common: they share the playful humor, deep heart, inquisitive mind, and altogether electrifying spirit of a writer with a fierce devotion to the entertainment of the reader"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Details how the U.S. government embarked on a covert operation to recruit and employ Nazi scientists in the years following World War II in an effort to prevent their knowledge and expertise from falling into the hands of the Soviet Union.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Orfeo: a novel / Richard Powers.
Composer Peter Els--the "Bioterrorist Bach"--pays a final visit to the people he loves, those who shaped his musical journey and, through the help of his ex-wife, his daughter, and his longtime collaborator, he hatches a plan to turn his disastrous collision with Homeland Security into a work of art that will reawaken its audience to the sounds all around them.
  • W.W. Norton & Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"The rising percentage of childless women is one of the most overlooked and underappreciated social issues of our time. Never before have more women lived longer before having their first child or remained childless toward the end of their fertility. Nearly half of North American women of childbearing age are childless--a dramatic rise from 35 percent in 1976--yet childless women are still perceived as the exception, not the norm. In Otherhood, Melanie Notkin explores this modern phenomenon to understand the reasons for this shift, the social and emotional impact of childlessness, and how the "new normal" will impact social structures in the decades to come. By turns anecdotal storytelling, inspiration, reportage, and manifesto, Otherhood gets at the heart of our social consciousness around childlessness to trigger thought-provoking conversation. Notkin's intimate take on the trend affecting so many modern women is a groundbreaking exploration of this essential social issue"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Seal Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Maps the influence of America's Hispanic past, from the explorers and conquistadors who helped colonize Puerto Rico and Florida, to the missionaries and rancheros who settled in California and the 20th-century resurgence in major cities like Chicago and Miami.
  • W.W. Norton & Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Our Sun: biography of a star / Christopher Cooper.
Our Sun reveals the science behind the sun, traces its impact on human history, and reveals its growing importance to our future way of life.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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" Traditional newspapers are under threat. The emergence of citizen journalism, collaborative news websites and freebie news-sheets -- coupled with a catastrophic drop in ad revenue -- has pushed many to the brink. Papers around the world are cutting copy, editions and staff, moving online or closing down. Out of Print explores how the collision of technology, economics and social forces has thrown news, newspapers and journalism into crisis. Covers key issues such as: the increased competition from expansive radio and 24 hour television news channels; the emergence of free "Metro" papers; the delivery of news services on billboards, podcasts and mobile; the development of online editions, as well as the burgeoning of blogs, citizen journalists and User Generated Content. Incisive and authoritative, Out of Print analyzes the role and influence of newspapers in the digital age and asks whether they can survive and, if so, how"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Kogan Page Limited
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Garbage doesn't exist in nature--the output of one organism is the useful input of another. So why does garbage exist in the human system? Why did it only become a problem the past century? And most importantly, how can we eliminate it--outsmart the very idea of garbage? Eco-entrepreneur Tom Szaky says that to outsmart waste first we have to understand it, then change how we create it, and finally rethink what we do with it. He traces the roots of our current garbage crisis to 20th century technological advances that resulted in historic changes in consuming habits--both the amount of garbage created and its longevity increased dramatically. Szaky argues we can turn this around by changing what we buy, when we buy, why we buy, and what we do with what we've bought. And through innovative recycling and creative "upcycling" (creating new products from discarded objects) we can stop seeing garbage as useless waste and start seeing it as useful waste--a tremendous volume of resources that are simply misunderstood. After reading this mind-expanding book you will never think of garbage the same way again"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Travel is no longer a past-time but a colossal industry, arguably one of the biggest in the world and second only to oil in importance for many poor countries. One out of 12 people in the world are employed by the tourism industry which contributes $6.5 trillion to the world's economy. To investigate the size and effect of this new industry, Elizabeth Becker traveled the globe. She speaks to the Minister of Tourism of Zambia who thinks licensing foreigners to kill wild animals is a good way to make money and then to a Zambian travel guide who takes her to see the rare endangered sable antelope. She travels to Venice where community groups are fighting to stop the tourism industry from pushing them out of their homes, to France where officials have made tourism their number one industry to save their cultural heritage; and on cruises speaking to waiters who earn $60 a month--then on to Miami to interview their CEO. Becker's sharp depiction reveals travel as a product; nations as stewards. Seeing the tourism industry from the inside out, the world offers a dizzying range of travel options but very few quiet getaways"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Overcoming textbook fatigue means reaching within and beyond the textbook to access all sorts of 21st century tools, the same ones that students will be using in college, careers, and daily life. Lent highlights what's to be gained from loosening the grip on textbooks and provides practical guidance on how to accomplish that goal, using real-life examples from schools that have made the change. Overcoming Textbook Fatigue is brimming with ideas to restore the joy of teaching and learning and, in the process, boost student achievement.--From Barnes & Noble.
  • ASCD
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"This book asks whether working mothers in America -- or anywhere -- can ever find true leisure time. Or are our brains, our partners, our culture, our bosses, making it impossible for us to experience anything but "contained time," in which we are in frantic life management mode until we are sound asleep?"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Sarah Crichton Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"This book is a controversial new biography of the apostle Paul that argues for his inclusion in the pantheon of key figures of classical antiquity, along with the likes of Socrates, Alexander the Great, Cleopatra, and Augustus"- - Provided by publisher.
  • Cambridge University Press
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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In this book, the author gives a history of what the subtitle calls "the most famous controversial prize in the world." The Nobel Peace Prize, like the other Nobel prizes, began in 1901. So we have a neat, sweeping history of the 20th century, and about a decade beyond. The Nobel prize involves a first world war, a second world war, a cold war, a terror war, and more. It contends with many of the key issues of modern times, and of life itself. It also presents a parade of interesting people - more than a hundred laureates, not a dullard in the bunch. Probably no figure in this book is more interesting than a non- laureate : Alfred Nobel, the Swedish scientist and entrepreneur who started the prizes. Peace, They Say is enlightening and enriching, and sometimes even fun. It has its opinions, but it also provides what is necessary for readers to form their own opinions.--From the publisher.
  • Encounter Books
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Phil Jackson--the legendary coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls--has told his own story. Now it is time for a different view--a deeply reported, unauthorized account by one of America's top sports journalists"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Blue Rider Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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In this monograph, researchers analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents that launched during the 1994-95 school year and then followed individuals periodically into their 20s and 30s. Interviewers conducting the survey rated students' attractiveness and the researchers obtained data on grade point averages for the analysis. The data revealed that the benefits of attractiveness flowed through greater social integration but were partially offset by social distractions, especially romantic/sexual partnerships and alcohol-related problems. Interview and ethnographic data further revealed that adolescents themselves understood how physical attractiveness could lead to favorable treatment by teachers and classmates while also enticing youth to emphasize socializing and dating, even when the latter took time from other activities (like studying) and marginalized some classmates. These patterns, in turn, predicted education, work, family, and mental health trajectories in young adulthood. The results of this interdisciplinary, theoretically grounded, mixed methods study suggest that adolescence may be a critical period in stratification by physical appearance and that the underlying developmental phenomena during this period are complex and often internally contradictory. The monograph concludes with discussion of theoretical and policy implications and recommendations for future developmental research.
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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In this monograph, researchers analyzed data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents that launched during the 1994-95 school year and then followed individuals periodically into their 20s and 30s. Interviewers conducting the survey rated students' attractiveness and the researchers obtained data on grade point averages for the analysis. The data revealed that the benefits of attractiveness flowed through greater social integration but were partially offset by social distractions, especially romantic/sexual partnerships and alcohol-related problems. Interview and ethnographic data further revealed that adolescents themselves understood how physical attractiveness could lead to favorable treatment by teachers and classmates while also enticing youth to emphasize socializing and dating, even when the latter took time from other activities (like studying) and marginalized some classmates. These patterns, in turn, predicted education, work, family, and mental health trajectories in young adulthood. The results of this interdisciplinary, theoretically grounded, mixed methods study suggest that adolescence may be a critical period in stratification by physical appearance and that the underlying developmental phenomena during this period are complex and often internally contradictory. The monograph concludes with discussion of theoretical and policy implications and recommendations for future developmental research.
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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An innovative painter in the early generation of Renaissance artists and one of the great enigmas of art history, Piero della Francesca was also a knowledgable scholar on religious topics and a mathematician who wanted to use perspective and geometry to make painting a "true science." Piero lived in a tumultuous age of princes and popes, soldiers and schisms. A skilled geometer, he was also part of the philosophical revival of Platonism, an ancient worldview that would shape our modern revolutions in art, religion, and science. In 'Piero's Light', Larry Witham presents Piero not only as a vivid character in his own time, but as an integral piece of our artistic legacy that takes us from past visions of belief, beauty, and knowledge to a secular age, a time when science is redefining our mental experiences. Although only sixteen of Piero's works survive, few art historians doubt his importance in the Renaissance.--From publisher description.
  • Pegasus Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Pillar to the sky / William R. Forstchen.
"A towering epic to rank with Douglas Preston's Blasphemy and Michael Crichton's Prey... Pandemic drought, skyrocketing oil prices, dwindling energy supplies and wars of water scarcity threaten the planet. Only four people can prevent global chaos. Gary Morgan--a brilliant, renegade scientist is pilloried by the scientific community for his belief in a space elevator: a pillar to the sky, which he believes will make space flight fast, simple and affordable. Eva Morgan--a brilliant and beautiful scientist of Ukrainian descent, she has had a lifelong obsession to build a pillar to the sky, a vertiginous tower which would mine the power of the sun and supply humanity with cheap, limitless energy forever. Gunther Rothenberg--the ancient but revered rocket-scientist who labored at Peenemunda with von Braun to create the first rockets and continued on to build those of today. A legend, he has mentored Gary and Natalia for two decades, nurturing and encouraging their transcendent vision. Franklin Smith-- the eccentric Silicon Valley billionaire who will champion their cause, wage war with Congress and government bureaucracy and most important, finance their herculean undertaking. This journey to the stars will not be easy--a tumultuous struggle filled with violence and heroism, love and death, spellbinding beauty and heartbreaking betrayal. The stakes could not be higher. Humanity's salvation will hang in the balance"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Tor Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Examines how an aristocratic British spy circumvented more than 20 years of antagonistic foreign policy between China and the United States to further a fateful Communist agenda during the World Table Tennis Championships, revealing how players were tortured and murdered throughout the Cultural Revolution.
  • Scribner
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"In Pink Globalization, Christine R. Yano examines the creation and rise of Hello Kitty as a part of Japanese Cute-Cool culture. Yano argues that the international popularity of Hello Kitty is one aspect of what she calls pink globalization--the spread of goods and images labeled cute (kawaii) from Japan to other parts of the industrial world. The concept of pink globalization connects the expansion of Japanese companies to overseas markets, the enhanced distribution of Japanese products, and the rise of Japan's national cool as suggested by the spread of manga and anime. Yano analyzes the changing complex of relations and identities surrounding the global reach of Hello Kitty's cute culture, discussing the responses of both ardent fans and virulent detractors. Through interviews, Yano shows how consumers use this iconic cat to negotiate gender, nostalgia, and national identity. She demonstrates that pink globalization allows the foreign to become familiar as it brings together the intimacy of cute and the distance of cool. Hello Kitty and her entourage of marketers and consumers wink, giddily suggesting innocence, sexuality, irony, sophistication, and even sheer happiness. Yano reveals the edgy power in this wink and the ways it can overturn, or at least challenge, power structures."-- Publisher's description.
  • Duke University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be 'a poor Church, for the poor'. But there is a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split. And his behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions--on which this book casts new light."--Page [4] of cover.
  • Bloomsbury
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Describes how a financial column assignment revealed to the author the unethical machinations of the multi-billion-dollar personal finance industry and its false promises of quick and easy wealth, explaining how everyday investors are routinely misled by self-proclaimed money experts who exploit clients to increase their own wealth.
  • Portfolio/Penguin
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Power play: a novel / Danielle Steel.
A high-powered CEO and mother of two, a mom who gave up a promising law career, and a struggling artist and mother with an absent husband are forced to reevaluate their sacrifices and beliefs when they confront the realities of power and family.
  • Delacorte Press
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Power play: a novel / Danielle Steel.
A high-powered CEO and mother of two, a mom who gave up a promising law career, and a struggling artist and mother with an absent husband are forced to reevaluate their sacrifices and beliefs when they confront the realities of power and family.
  • Delacorte Press
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Powering planet Earth: energy solutions for the future / Nicola Armaroli, Vincenzo Balzani, and Nick Serpone.
"Here the authors reveal the details associated with a switch to sustainable energy that are routinely swept under the table in public discussions. In a highly readable manner, they provide ammunition for debate, underpin opinions using facts, and challenge our popular beliefs." -- Publisher's description.
  • Wiley-VCH
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Practical argument: a text and anthology / Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell.
Introduction to argumentative writing. Employs an exercise-driven, thematically focused, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand argument.
  • Bedford/St. Martin's
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Provides lessons to help users design and deliver creative presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • New Riders
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Salted sardines with coriander and thyme. Crab apple mostarda. Instant samphire pickles. Speckled tea eggs with star anise and ginger. Dandelion jelly. Pickled chanterelle mushrooms. Blueberry-maple spoon fruit. These and dozens of other inspired recipes from chef Matthew Weingarten show you how to preserve--by curing, canning, smoking, and pickling--a wide range of wild ingredients foraged from the sea, fields, forests, and fresh water. Clear instructions make small- batch preserving techniques easy to learn, from smoking fish to putting up jam, pickling vegetables, and curing meat. Whether you forage in the wild or at the farmers' market, you'll delight in making and enjoying these unique preserves.
  • Storey Pub.
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Pretty girls in the VIP / Daaimah S. Poole.
When her marriage to an NFL phenom ended, so did Adrienne Sheppard's chance at wealth and security. Now she's betting on her exclusive new nightclub- -and her new man--to turn her luck around. Sexy vixen Shanice Whitaker is taking her pay-for-play schemes to a whole new level to stack up the mad fortune of her dreams. And Zakiya Lee is sure she knows how to work the sports fame game straight into full-time professional wife-hood with her NBA star. But Zakiya's all-access pass to her man isn't keeping him from straying, or endangering her dreams. Shanice's exploding stardom is putting all her dirty tricks of the trade under the merciless media spotlight--and her future on the line. And Adrienne's insatiable greed for having it all right now is blinding her to business-ending secrets. Soon all three will learn the hard way that truly making it on their own will cost more than they bargained for.--From Amazon.
  • Dafina Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"We've all heard the statistic: 1 in 8 women will get a breast cancer diagnosis at some point in her lifetime. But there's another just-as-relevant number that isn't as widely broadcast: 76 percent of those women will be alive 10 years later. This guide from America's most trusted health magazine helps women navigate treatment, medical costs, and lifestyle changes and emerge with their physical and mental health intact.Organized to take readers from diagnosis to survival and all the steps in between, Prevention The Ultimate Guide to Breast Cancer offers relevant information in technical yet accessible language, including: Supplements and recipes that stimulate appetite, ease treatment side effects, promote recovery, and help prevent a recurrence. Complementary and alternative treatments and medicine that can be beneficial. Real-life advice from women with breast cancer on issues such as processing the emotions that accompany a diagnosis and what to expect as a cancer survivor. This guide will help any woman who has been diagnosed feel organized, informed, hopeful, reassured, and focused on becoming well, increasing her chances of landing in that healthy 76 percent"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Prezi for dummies / by Stephanie Diamond.
Forget boring slides: Prezi is like a digital whiteboard on which you create presentations with unlimited possibilities. It's easy, but requires a new way of thinking.
  • Wiley Pub.
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Private L.A. / James Patterson and Mark Sullivan.
"Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world- renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast--and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Private L.A. / James Patterson and Mark Sullivan.
"Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world- renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast--and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Private L.A. / James Patterson and Mark Sullivan.
"Thom and Jennifer Harlow are the perfect couple, with three perfect children. They maybe two of the biggest mega movie stars in the world, but they're also great parents, philanthropists and just all-around good people. When they disappear without a word from their ranch, facts are hard to find. They live behind such a high wall of security and image control that even world- renowned Private Investigator Jack Morgan can't get to the truth. But as Jack keeps probing, secrets sprout thick and fast--and the world's golden couple may emerge as hiding behind a world of desperation and deception that the wildest reality show couldn't begin to unveil. Murder is only the opening scene"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The benefits of collaborative learning are well documented--and yet, almost every teacher knows how group work can go wrong: restless students, unequal workloads, lack of accountability, and too little learning for all the effort involved. In this book, educators Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Sandi Everlove show you how to make all group work productive group work: with all students engaged in the academic content and with each other, building valuable social skills, consolidating and extending their knowledge, and increasing their readiness for independent learning. The authors also address the most frequently asked questions about group work, including the best ways to form groups, accommodate mixed readiness levels, and introduce collaborative learning routines into the classroom. Throughout, they build a case that productive group work is both an essential part of a gradual release of responsibility instructional model and a necessary part of good teaching practice.--From Barnes & Noble.
  • ASCD
  • c2009
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Promises kept: raising Black boys to succeed in school and in life / Joe Brewster, M.D. and Michle Stephenson; with Hilary Beard.
Regardless of how wealthy or poor their parents are, all black boys must confront and surmount the "achievement gap" a divide that shows up not only in our sons' test scores, but in their social and emotional development, their physical well-being, and their outlook on life. As children, they score as high on cognitive tests as their peers, but at some point, the gap emerges. Why? This is the question Joe Brewster, M.D., and Michele Stephenson asked when their own son, Idris, began struggling in a new school. As they filmed his experiences for their award-winning documentary "American Promise, " they met an array of researchers who had not only identified the reasons for the gap, but had come up with practical, innovative solutions to close it.
  • Speigel & Grau
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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In Pure and Modern Milk, the author tells the history of a nearly universal consumer product, and sheds light on America's food industry. Today, she notes, milk reaches supermarkets in an entirely different state than it had at its creation. Cows march into milking parlors, where tubes are attached to their teats, and the product of their lactation is mechanically pumped into tanks. Enormous, expensive machines pasteurize it, fortify it with vitamins, remove fat, and store it at government-regulated temperatures. It reaches consumers in a host of forms: as fluid milk, butter, ice cream, and in apparently non-dairy foods such as whey solids or milk proteins. Smith-Howard examines the cultural, political, and social context, discussing the attempts to reform the production and distribution of this once-perilous product in the Progressive Era, the history of butter between the world wars, dairy waste at mid-century, and the postwar landscape of mass production. She asks how milk could be conceptualized as a "natural" product, even as it has been incorporated into Cheez Whiz and wood glue. And she shows how consumer's changing expectations have had repercussions back down the chain, affecting farmers, cows, and rural landscapes.
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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In Pure and Modern Milk, the author tells the history of a nearly universal consumer product, and sheds light on America's food industry. Today, she notes, milk reaches supermarkets in an entirely different state than it had at its creation. Cows march into milking parlors, where tubes are attached to their teats, and the product of their lactation is mechanically pumped into tanks. Enormous, expensive machines pasteurize it, fortify it with vitamins, remove fat, and store it at government-regulated temperatures. It reaches consumers in a host of forms: as fluid milk, butter, ice cream, and in apparently non-dairy foods such as whey solids or milk proteins. Smith-Howard examines the cultural, political, and social context, discussing the attempts to reform the production and distribution of this once-perilous product in the Progressive Era, the history of butter between the world wars, dairy waste at mid-century, and the postwar landscape of mass production. She asks how milk could be conceptualized as a "natural" product, even as it has been incorporated into Cheez Whiz and wood glue. And she shows how consumer's changing expectations have had repercussions back down the chain, affecting farmers, cows, and rural landscapes.
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Pyramid / David Macaulay; [illustrated by the author].
Text and black-and-white illustrations follow the intricate step-by-step process of the building of an ancient Egyptian pyramid.
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • 1975
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Queen sugar: [a novel] / Natalie Baszile.
"A mother-daughter story of reinvention-about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana. Why exactly Charley Bordelon's late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her eleven-year-old daughter, Micah, say good- bye to Los Angeles. They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that's mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man's business. As the sweltering summer unfolds, Charley must balance the overwhelming challenges of her farm with the demands of a homesick daughter, a bitter and troubled brother, and the startling desires of her own heart."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Pamela Dorman Books/Viking
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Queen sugar: [a novel] / Natalie Baszile.
"A mother-daughter story of reinvention-about an African American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm in Louisiana. Why exactly Charley Bordelon's late father left her eight hundred sprawling acres of sugarcane land in rural Louisiana is as mysterious as it was generous. Recognizing this as a chance to start over, Charley and her eleven-year-old daughter, Micah, say good- bye to Los Angeles. They arrive just in time for growing season but no amount of planning can prepare Charley for a Louisiana that's mired in the past: as her judgmental but big-hearted grandmother tells her, cane farming is always going to be a white man's business. As the sweltering summer unfolds, Charley must balance the overwhelming challenges of her farm with the demands of a homesick daughter, a bitter and troubled brother, and the startling desires of her own heart."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Pamela Dorman Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Radiance of tomorrow / Ishmael Beah.
"In the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone, a village comes together to regain the beauty of life as it was in the past"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Sarah Crichton Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Based on extensive archival research and 130 interviews conducted nationwide, the author looks at lesbian and gay parenthood from the early 1950s through today.
  • University of North Carolina Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Change is afoot in Ankh-Morpork--Discworld's first steam engine has arrived, and once again Moist von Lipwig finds himself with a new and challenging job"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Doubleday
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Rape: weapon of war and genocide / edited and introduced by Carol Rittner and John K. Roth.
"Its chapters by experts in genocide studies, this book, which includes key documents and discussion questions, concentrates on diverse historic and contemporary atrocities to focus the challenges to male behavior, international law, and political action that arise from the agony of rape used as a weapon of war and genocide"--Provided by publisher.
  • Paragon House
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Reading photography: a sourcebook of critical texts, 1921-2000 / [articles selected by] Sri-Kartini Leet; [edited by Alison Hill].
"The relatively new medium of photography has generated, from its inception, intense debate over its merits as an art form. (It was not until late in the twentieth century, for example, that colour photography was accepted in the canon of art historical scholarship.) In Reading Photography, Sri-Kartini Leet brings together over 100 extracts from writings on different themes in the medium to explore the art of photography."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Lund Humphries
  • 2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Reality boy: a novel / by A.S. King.
"An emotionally damaged seventeen-year-old boy in Pennsylvania, who was once an infamous reality television show star, meets a girl from another dysfunctional family, and she helps him out of his angry shell"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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"A magisterial, richly detailed history of the Kremlin, and of the centuries of Russian elites who have shaped it--and been shaped by it in turnThe Kremlin is the heart of the Russian state, a fortress whose blood-red walls have witnessed more than eight hundred years of political drama and extraordinary violence. It has been the seat of a priestly monarchy and a worldly church; it has served as a crossroads for diplomacy, trade, and espionage; it has survived earthquakes, devastating fires, and at least three revolutions. Its very name is a byword for enduring power. From Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin, generations of Russian leaders have sought to use the Kremlin to legitimize their vision of statehood.Drawing on a dazzling array of sources from hitherto unseen archives and rare collections, renowned historian Catherine Merridale traces the full history of this enigmatic fortress. The Kremlin has inspired innumerable myths, but no invented tales could be more dramatic than the operatic successions and savage betrayals that took place within its vast compound of palaces and cathedrals. Today, its sumptuous golden crosses and huge electric red stars blaze side by side as the Kremlin fulfills its centuries-old role, linking the country's recent history to its distant past and proclaiming the eternal continuity of the Russian state.More than an absorbing history of Russia's most famous landmark, Red Fortress uses the Kremlin as a unique lens, bringing into focus the evolution of Russia's culture and the meaning of its politics"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Metropolitan Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Red holler: contemporary Appalachian literature / editors, John Branscum, Wayne Thomas.
A diverse anthology of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and graphic essays by contemporary Appalachian writers. The editors have assembled a collection spanning ten years and the mountain range from Mississippi to New York, placing fresh new voices alongside widely known and celebrated authors. From Native American myth, African American urban legend, folk culture, and European ghost stories, this is an anthology of disenfranchised, yet robust peoples.--Provided by publisher.
  • Sarabande Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Red Rising / Pierce Brown.
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children. But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and sprawling parks spread across the planet. Darrow and Reds like him, are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class. Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity's overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society's ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.
  • Del Rey
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"This essential guide gives parents the tools they need to fight back against the modern stereotyping and sexualization of young girls"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Chicago Review Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Redeployment / Phil Klay.
"Phil Klay's Redeployment takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, asking us to understand what happened there, and what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos. In "Redeployment", a soldier who has had to shoot dogs because they were eating human corpses must learn what it is like to return to domestic life in suburbia, surrounded by people "who have no idea where Fallujah is, where three members of your platoon died." In "After Action Report", a Lance Corporal seeks expiation for a killing he didn't commit, in order that his best friend will be unburdened. A Morturary Affairs Marine tells about his experiences collecting remains-of U.S. and Iraqi soldiers both. A chaplain sees his understanding of Christianity, and his ability to provide solace through religion, tested by the actions of a ferocious Colonel. And in the darkly comic "Money as a Weapons System", a young Foreign Service Officer is given the absurd task of helping Iraqis improve their lives by teaching them to play baseball. These stories reveal the intricate combination of monotony, bureaucracy, comradeship and violence that make up a soldier's daily life at war, and the isolation, remorse, and despair that can accompany a soldier's homecoming. Redeployment is poised to become a classic in the tradition of war writing. Across nations and continents, Klay sets in devastating relief the two worlds a soldier inhabits: one of extremes and one of loss. Written with a hard- eyed realism and stunning emotional depth, this work marks Phil Klay as one of the most talented new voices of his generation"-- Provided by publisher.
  • The Penguin Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Health care is the largest employer in America, one of the largest perceived drains on the budget of the Federal government, a system with the capacity to bankrupt entire state economies, and one of the areas of personal expenditure that gives individual American citizens most financial anxiety. It matters like almost no other dimension of the government and private sector. Yet the system is widely misunderstood, and is a confusing maze to most of us who feel crushed by its complexities quite as much as we feel served by its doctors and nurses. Reinventing American Health Care explains why the American health care system is the way it is (why, for instance hospitals are so dominant), and the five problems that confront any attempt at reform. Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, Truman, Kennedy and Nixon all came to power promising universal coverage, and all failed. Emanuel explains how this happened by way of showing how extraordinary the passage of the Affordable Care Act was: it completely bucked the trend, in the face of some very tough political circumstances. With his unique insider's view, Emanuel explains why the Affordable Care Act took the shape it did, and in particular examines the political role of the American Medical Association. He then projects how the ACA will affect health care in the future, laying out the likely areas where further reform will be necessary"-- Provided by publisher.
  • PublicAffairs
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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An entertaining and informative guide to where renewable energy has been, where it is today, and where it's heading.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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With this book the author has put together a call to action for education reform that makes a clear case for what has to be done in order to educate all children to their full potential. He visited forty high-performing and transforming school districts, charters, parochial, and private schools to understand why they have succeeded where others have failed. This analysis brings together all of the necessary changes in one dynamic strategy. Many schools, even though facing seemingly impossible odds, have succeeded brilliantly. But their histories also reflect that there are neither silver bullets or demons. The heart of successful reform is systemic change, which requires the patience, understanding, and commitment of every adult who has a role in the process, from parents and taxpayers, to the school board members, superintendents, and teachers, and on to state legislators and members of Congress. This book offers a clear picture of how to move away from the mass- production style of education that most schools offered throughout the twentieth century to a new, more innovative, and flexible model that can meet this country's promise of truly educating every child and preparing each of them for the challenges ahead.
  • Rowman & Littlefield
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Traces the rise and fall of the original Stax Records, touching upon the racial politics in Memphis in the 1960s, the personal histories of the sibling founders, and the prominent musicians they featured.
  • Bloomsbury
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Examines the mid-19th-century Afghan war as a tragic result of neocolonial ambition, cultural collision and hubris, drawing on previously untapped primary sources to explore such topics as the reestablishment of a puppet-leader Shah, the conflict's brutal human toll and the similarities between the war and present-day challenges.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Explores why so many people are struggling, both emotionally and financially, in the United States, which is supposed to be one of the richest countries in the world.
  • Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Ripper: a novel / Isabel Allende; translated from the Spanish by Oliver Brock and Frank Wynne.
"A fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco through Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Harper
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Ripper: a novel / Isabel Allende; translated from the Spanish by Oliver Brock and Frank Wynne.
"A fast-paced mystery involving a brilliant teenage sleuth who must unmask a serial killer in San Francisco through Ripper, the online mystery game she plays with her beloved grandfather and friends around the world"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Harper
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"The press and other media constantly report news stories about dangerous chemicals in the environment, miracle cures, the safety of therapeutic treatments, and potential cancer-causing agents. But what exactly is actually meant by "increased risk" should we worry if we are told that we are at twice the risk of developing an illness? And how do we interpret "reduced risk" to properly assess the benefits of noisily touted dietary supplements? Demonstrating the difficulty of separating the hype from the hypothesis, noted epidemiologist Michael Bracken clearly communicates how clinical epidemiology works. Using everyday terms, Bracken describes how professional scientists approach questions of disease causation and therapeutic efficacy to provide readers with the tools to help them understand whether warnings of environmental risk are truly warranted, or if claims of therapeutic benefit are justified."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Yale University Press
  • c2013
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  • Florissant Valley
 
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River road / Jayne Ann Krentz.
It's been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she'd been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party--by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing. Obviously Mason Fletcher--only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown-up--was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue. Now, returning after her aunt's fatal car accident, Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time. Mason had saved her from a very nasty crime that night--and soon afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who'd targeted her, disappeared mysteriously, his body never found. Summer River has changed, from a sleepy farm town into a trendy upscale spot in California's wine country. But Mason is still a protector at heart, a serious (and seriously attractive) man. And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara's house, and some of Tristan's old friends start acting suspicious, Mason's quietly fierce instincts kick into gear. He saved Lucy once, and he'll save her again. But this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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River road / Jayne Ann Krentz.
It's been thirteen years since Lucy Sheridan was in Summer River. The last time she visited her aunt Sara there, as a teenager, she'd been sent home suddenly after being dragged out of a wild party--by the guy she had a crush on, just to make it more embarrassing. Obviously Mason Fletcher--only a few years older but somehow a lot more of a grown-up--was the overprotective type who thought he had to come to her rescue. Now, returning after her aunt's fatal car accident, Lucy is learning there was more to the story than she realized at the time. Mason had saved her from a very nasty crime that night--and soon afterward, Tristan, the cold-blooded rich kid who'd targeted her, disappeared mysteriously, his body never found. Summer River has changed, from a sleepy farm town into a trendy upscale spot in California's wine country. But Mason is still a protector at heart, a serious (and seriously attractive) man. And when he and Lucy make a shocking discovery inside Sara's house, and some of Tristan's old friends start acting suspicious, Mason's quietly fierce instincts kick into gear. He saved Lucy once, and he'll save her again. But this time, she insists on playing a role in her own rescue.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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After hunting down the notorious desperado Alejandro Vasquez, Territorial Marshal Virgil Cole and Deputy Everett Hitch return him to San Cristbal to stand trial. No sooner do they remand him into custody than a major bank robbery occurs and the lawmen find themselves tasked with another job investigating the robbery of the Comstock Bank, recovering the loot, and bringing the criminals to justice. But when their primary suspect is found severely beaten outside a high class brothel and turns out to be using a false identity to escape a torrid past, it is Alejandro who becomes the key to their investigation. Cole and Hitch are soon on the trail of the money, two calculating brothers, and the daughter of St. Louis's most prominent millionaire in a Cain and Abel story that brings revenge to a whole new level.
  • G. P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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When Director Yadin learns of a mysterious connection between Ouyang Jidan, a senior member of China's Politburo, and a recently deceased Mexican drug lord, he asks Jason Bourne to investigate.-- Provided by publisher.
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Romancing the duke / Tessa Dare.
"As the daughter of a famed author, Isolde Ophelia Goodnight grew up on tales of brave knights and fair maidens. She never doubted romance would be in her future, too. The storybooks offered endless possibilities. And as she grew older, Izzy crossed them off ... Now Izzy's given up yearning for romance. She'll settle for a roof over her head. What fairy tales are left over for an impoverished twenty-six year-old woman who's never even been kissed?"--Page 4 of cover.
  • Avon Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"A reimagining of Teddy and Kermit Roosevelt's ill-fated 1914 Amazon expedition--a psychological twist on the smart historical thriller that first put Louis Bayard on the map. 1914. Brazil's Rio da Dvida, the River of Doubt. Plagued by hunger and suffering the lingering effects of malaria, Theodore Roosevelt, his son Kermit, and the other members of the now-ravaged Roosevelt- Rondon scientific expedition are traveling deeper and deeper into the jungle. When Kermit and Teddy are kidnapped by a never-before-seen Amazonian tribe, the great hunters are asked one thing in exchange for their freedom: find and kill a beast that leaves no tracks and that no member of the tribe has ever seen. But what are the origins of this beast, and how do they escape its brutal wrath? Roosevelt's Beast is a story of the impossible things that become possible when civilization is miles away, when the mind plays tricks on itself, and when old family secrets refuse to stay buried. With his characteristically rich storytelling and a touch of old-fashioned horror, the bestselling and critically acclaimed Louis Bayard turns the story of the well-known Roosevelt-Rondon expedition on its head and dares to ask: Are the beasts among us more frightening than the beasts within?"-- From publisher's web site.
  • Henry Holt and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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A selection of more than 300 images collected by Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy (many never seen before) that capture the formative years of a uniquely American dynasty and detail the family's progress as it grows from a pair of turn-of-the- century newlyweds into a populous, vibrant clan of hopeful young men and women on the brink of their brilliant destinies.
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Royal cities of the ancient Maya / text by Michael D. Coe; photographs by Barry Brukoff.
Traces the rise and fall of Maya civilization through its great royal cities, from El Mirador, the largest and oldest, to the rival city-states of the Classical period such as Tikal, Calakmul, Yaxchiln, Palenque, Tonin, and Copn. He then moves on to the great cities of the Terminal Classic period; at a time when the mighty centers of the southern lowlands were in a steep decline, cities to the north such as Uxmal and Kabah achieved a pinnacle of architectural beauty. After that he turns to the Postclassic period and Chichn Itz in central Yucatn, a huge, cosmopolitan city that flourished during a military and cultural takeover by the Toltecs of central Mexico.
  • The Vendome Press
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Runner / Patrick Lee.
"Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she's running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal-- to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn't know much beyond her own name, Rachel. She only remembers the past two months of her life--and that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men and the hidden men in charge. Dryden, who lost his wife and young daughter in an accident five years ago, agrees to help her try to unravel her own past and make sense of it, to protect her from the people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both. Although Dryden is only one man, he's a man with the extraordinary skills and experience--as a Ranger, a Delta, and five years doing off-the-book black ops with an elite team. But, as he slowly begins to discover, the highly trained paramilitary forces on their heels is the only part of the danger they must face. Will Rachel's own unremembered past be the most deadly of them all?"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Minotaur Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Runner / Patrick Lee.
"Sam Dryden, retired special forces, lives a quiet life in a small town on the coast of Southern California. While out on a run in the middle of the night, a young girl runs into him on the seaside boardwalk. Barefoot and terrified, she's running from a group of heavily armed men with one clear goal-- to kill the fleeing child. After Dryden helps her evade her pursuers, he learns that the eleven year old, for as long as she can remember, has been kept in a secret prison by forces within the government. But she doesn't know much beyond her own name, Rachel. She only remembers the past two months of her life--and that she has a skill that makes her very dangerous to these men and the hidden men in charge. Dryden, who lost his wife and young daughter in an accident five years ago, agrees to help her try to unravel her own past and make sense of it, to protect her from the people who are moving heaven and earth to find them both. Although Dryden is only one man, he's a man with the extraordinary skills and experience--as a Ranger, a Delta, and five years doing off-the-book black ops with an elite team. But, as he slowly begins to discover, the highly trained paramilitary forces on their heels is the only part of the danger they must face. Will Rachel's own unremembered past be the most deadly of them all?"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Minotaur Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Saint monkey: a novel / Jacinda Townsend.
Fourteen-year-old Audrey Martin, with her Poindexter glasses and her head humming the 3/4 meter of gospel music, knows shell never get out of Kentucky-- but when her fingers touch the piano keys, the whole church trembles. Her best friend, Caroline, daydreams about Hollywood stardom, but both girls feel destined to languish in a slow-moving stopover town in Montgomery County. That is, until chance intervenes and a booking agent offers Audrey a ticket to join the booming jazz scene in Harlem--an offer she cant resist, not even for Caroline. And in New York City the music never stops. Audrey flirts with love and takes the stage at the Apollo, with its fast-dancing crowds and blinding lights. But fortunes can turn fast in the city--young talent means tough competition, and for Audrey failure is always one step away. Meanwhile, Caroline sinks into the quiet anguish of a Black woman in a backwards country, where her ambitions and desires only slip further out of reach.--From Amazon.
  • W.W. Norton & Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Saint monkey: a novel / Jacinda Townsend.
Fourteen-year-old Audrey Martin, with her Poindexter glasses and her head humming the 3/4 meter of gospel music, knows shell never get out of Kentucky-- but when her fingers touch the piano keys, the whole church trembles. Her best friend, Caroline, daydreams about Hollywood stardom, but both girls feel destined to languish in a slow-moving stopover town in Montgomery County. That is, until chance intervenes and a booking agent offers Audrey a ticket to join the booming jazz scene in Harlem--an offer she cant resist, not even for Caroline. And in New York City the music never stops. Audrey flirts with love and takes the stage at the Apollo, with its fast-dancing crowds and blinding lights. But fortunes can turn fast in the city--young talent means tough competition, and for Audrey failure is always one step away. Meanwhile, Caroline sinks into the quiet anguish of a Black woman in a backwards country, where her ambitions and desires only slip further out of reach.--From Amazon.
  • W.W. Norton & Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Saint monkey: a novel / Jacinda Townsend.
Fourteen-year-old Audrey Martin, with her Poindexter glasses and her head humming the 3/4 meter of gospel music, knows shell never get out of Kentucky-- but when her fingers touch the piano keys, the whole church trembles. Her best friend, Caroline, daydreams about Hollywood stardom, but both girls feel destined to languish in a slow-moving stopover town in Montgomery County. That is, until chance intervenes and a booking agent offers Audrey a ticket to join the booming jazz scene in Harlem--an offer she cant resist, not even for Caroline. And in New York City the music never stops. Audrey flirts with love and takes the stage at the Apollo, with its fast-dancing crowds and blinding lights. But fortunes can turn fast in the city--young talent means tough competition, and for Audrey failure is always one step away. Meanwhile, Caroline sinks into the quiet anguish of a Black woman in a backwards country, where her ambitions and desires only slip further out of reach.--From Amazon.
  • W.W. Norton & Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Reinstated on the force, demoted, and wearing a chip on his shoulder, Rebus reteams with internal affairs officer, Malcolm Fox, to solve a cold case from 30 years ago in the 19th book in the Rebus series and the third one featuring Fox.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Savage Girl / Jean Zimmerman.
Bronwyn, reputedly raised by wolves in the wilds of Nevada, is adopted in 1875 by the Delegates, an outlandishly wealthy Manhattan couple. Taken back East to be civilized and introduced into high society, Bronwyn hits the highly mannered world like a bomb. A series of suitors, both young and old, find her irresistible-- until the willful girl's illicit lovers begin to turn up murdered.
  • Viking
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Scandinavian classics: over 100 traditional recipes / Niklas Ekstedt; photography by Heln Pe; translated by Lena Golden.
Presents a collection of over one hundred Swedish recipes, including soups, vegetable sides, breads, and other dishes.
  • Skyhorse Pub.
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Science: a discovery in comics / by Margreet de Heer.
"In her easily accessible style, Margreet de Heer visualizes science and makes it approachable for those with little knowledge of the subject. Touching a number of topics in various scientific disciplines--including math, chemistry, physics, biology, geology, and quantum theory--this work ponders questions such as "Who exclaimed "Eureka" and why? Why did Galileo get into a fight with the Church? "and "What happens when you have your DNA tested?" This humorous yet substantive graphic account strips the subject of unnecessary complexity, making it a perfect introduction to exploring scientific concepts."--Provided by publisher.
  • NBM
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Secret history: the story of cryptology / Craig P. Bauer, York College of Pennsylvania and National Security Agency, Center for Cryptologic History,
"Codes are a part of everyday life, from the ubiquitous Universal Price Code (UPC) to postal zip codes. They need not be intended for secrecy. They generally use groups of letters (sometimes pronounceable code words) or numbers to represent other words or phrases. There is typically no mathematical rule to pair an item with its representation in code. A few more examples will serve to illustrate the range of codes"-- Provided by publisher.
  • CRC Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Seeing race in modern America / Matthew Pratt Guterl.
"In this fiercely urgent book, Matthew Pratt Guterl focuses on how and why we come to see race in very particular ways. What does it mean to see someone as a color? As racially mixed or ethnically ambiguous? What history makes such things possible? Drawing creatively from advertisements, YouTube videos, and everything in between, Guterl redirects our understanding of racial sight away from the dominant categories of color--away from brown and yellow and black and white--and instead insists that we confront the visual practices that make those same categories seem so irrefutably important"-- Provided by publisher.
  • The University of North Carolina Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Seeing red: Hollywood's pixeled skins: American Indians and film / edited by LeAnne Howe, Harvey Markowitz, Denise K. Cummings.
"At once informative, comic, and plaintive, Seeing Red--Hollywood's Pixeled Skins is an anthology of critical reviews that reexamines the ways in which American Indians have traditionally been portrayed in film. From George B. Seitz's 1925 The Vanishing American to Rick Schroder's 2004 Black Cloud, these 36 reviews by prominent scholars of American Indian Studies are accessible, personal, intimate, and oftentimes autobiographic. Seeing Red--Hollywood's Pixeled Skins offers indispensible perspectives from American Indian cultures to foreground the dramatic, frequently ridiculous difference between the experiences of Native peoples and their depiction in film. By pointing out and poking fun at the dominant ideologies and perpetuation of stereotypes of Native Americans in Hollywood, the book gives readers the ability to recognize both good filmmaking and the dangers of misrepresenting aboriginal peoples. The anthology offers a method to historicize and contextualize cinematic representations spanning the blatantly racist, to the well-intentioned, to more recent independent productions. Seeing Red is a unique collaboration by scholars in American Indian Studies that draws on the stereotypical representations of the past to suggest ways of seeing American Indians and indigenous peoples more clearly in the twenty-first century."--Publisher's description.
  • Michigan State University Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Before Stephen Covey, Oprah Winfrey, and Malcolm Gladwell there was Dale Carnegie. His book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, became a best seller worldwide, and Life magazine named him one of "the most important Americans of the twentieth century." This is the first full-scale biography of this influential figure. Dale Carnegie was born in rural Missouri, his father a poor farmer, his mother a successful preacher. To make ends meet he tried his hand at various sales jobs, and his failure to convince his customers to buy what he had to offer eventually became the fuel behind his future glory. Carnegie quickly figured out that something was amiss in American education and in the ways businesspeople related to each other. What he discovered was as simple as it was profound: Understanding people's needs and desires is paramount in any successful enterprise. Carnegie conceived his book to help people learn to relate to one another and enrich their lives through effective communication. His success was extraordinary, so hungry was 1920s America for a little psychological insight that was easy to apply to everyday affairs. Self-help Messiah tells the story of Carnegie's personal journey and how it gave rise to the movement of self-help and personal reinvention.
  • Other Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Presents straightforward advice on how to promote an enduring and satisfying sex life into one's senior years, exploring how women have effectively navigated challenges ranging from childbirth and divorce to menopause and illness.
  • Gotham Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Sexual minorities in sports: prejudice at play / edited by Melanie L. Sartore-Baldwin.
"Eight chapters, presented by Sartore-Baldwin (kinesiology, East Carolina U.), explore the complex relationships between gender, sexual orientation, and sport. Contributors examine the lesbian stigma in sport, the evolution of homophobic language in the sport context as it relates to changing attitudes, policy issues concerning transsexual and intersex athletes, the multiple minority status of African American sexual minorities, the evolution of the Gay Games as a site where diversity and unity are valued, and the benefits of sexual orientation diversity within sports organizations." -- Provided by publisher.
  • Lynne Rienner Publishers
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Sharaz-de: tales from the Arabian nights / written & illustrated by Sergio Toppi; [featuring a foreword by Walter Simonson].
Explores a barbaric society where the supernatural is the only remedy to injustice, as Sharaz-De, captive to a cruel and despotic king, must each night spin tales to entertain her master and save her head from the executioner.
  • Archaia
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Shoe addicts anonymous / Beth Harbison.
Four different women, one common shoe size, and a shared lust for fabulous footwear. The wife of a controlling politician, a debt-ridden eBay addict, an agoraphobic phone-sex operator, and a nanny for the family from hell (who barely knows a sole from a heel but who will do anything to get out of the house) meet Tuesday nights to trade shoes, and, in the process, form friendships that will help them each triumph over their problems--from secret pasts to blackmail, bankruptcy, and dating.--From publisher description.
  • St. Martin's Griffin
  • 2008
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Shoe obsession / Valerie Steele and Colleen Hill.
"This fabulously illustrated book explores western culture's fascination with extravagant and fashionable shoes. Over the past decade, shoe design has become increasingly central to fashion, with fashion companies paying ever more attention to shoes and other accessories. High-heeled shoes, in particular, have become the fashion accessory of the 21st century. Co-written by one of the world's leading historians of fashion and an authority on fashion accessories, the book features approximately 150 pairs of the most extreme and ultra- fashionable styles of the past 12 years, including work by such prominent designers as Manolo Blahnik, Pierre Hardy, Christian Louboutin and Bruno Frisoni for Roger Vivier, as well as shoes by influential design houses such as Azzedine Alaa, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, and Prada. Avant-garde styles by up-and- coming designers such as Japan's Kei Kagami and Noritaka Tatehana are also highlighted. Shoe Obsession examines recent extreme and fantastical shoe styles in relation to the history of high heels, the role of shoes as a reflection of their wearers' personality traits, and the importance of shoes in art and exhibitions. The book is lavishly illustrated with full-color photographs of spectacular contemporary shoe designs"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Yale University Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Sinister / Lisa Jackson, Nancy Bush, Rosalind Noonan.
In this novel three best-sellling authors unite their talents in a story of family secrets, obsession, and murder. Twenty years ago, a fire ravaged the Dillinger family's old homestead, killing Judd Dillinger and crippling his girlfriend. Most people blamed a serial arsonist who'd been around town. But strange things are happening in Prairie Creek, Wyoming, again. Ira Dillinger, the family's wealthy patriarch, has summoned his children home for his upcoming wedding. Eldest son, Colton, and his siblings don't approve of their father's gold-digging bride-to-be. But someone is making his displeasure felt in terrifying ways, setting fires just like in the past. Only this time, there will be no survivors. As fear and distrust spread through Prairie Creek, soon all the Dillingers, and those closest to them, are targets, and suspects. A killer has been honing his skill, feeding his fury, and waiting for the moment when the Dillingers come home, to die.--Back cover.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"A Wall Street tech leader explains how small behavioral changes lead to major self-improvement. Whether trying to lose weight, save money, or get organized, we're always setting goals and making resolutions but rarely following through on them. Determination and willpower aren't strong enough to defeat our mass of ingrained habits; to succeed we have to learn how to focus our self-control on precise behavioral targets and overwhelm them, according to longtime Wall Street technology strategist Caroline Arnold. Small Move, Big Change is Arnold's guide to turning broad personal goals into meaningful and discrete behavioral changes that lead to permanent improvement"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Viking
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"In Small-Town America, we meet factory workers, shop owners, retirees, teachers, clergy, and mayors--residents who show neighborliness in small ways, but who also worry about everything from school closings and their children's futures to the ups and downs of the local economy. Drawing on more than seven hundred in-depth interviews in hundreds of towns across America and three decades of census data, Robert Wuthnow shows the fragility of community in small towns. He covers a host of topics, including the symbols and rituals of small- town life, the roles of formal and informal leaders, the social role of religious congregations, the perception of moral and economic decline, and the myriad ways residents in small towns make sense of their own lives. Wuthnow also tackles difficult issues such as class and race, abortion, homosexuality, and substance abuse." -- Publisher's description.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Smallpox: a history / S.L. Kotar and J.E. Gessler.
"Scientifically known as Variola major, the deadliest form of smallpox has plagued mankind since 'time immemorial.' This text chronicles the worldwide effects of the killer disease, with particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries, including the devastations of the "speckled disease" during great armed conflicts"-- Provided by publisher.
  • McFarland & Company
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"In Smarter Than You Think Thompson shows that every technological innovation--from the written word to the printing press to the telegraph--has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But as in the past, we adapt--learning to use the new and retaining what's good of the old. Thompson introduces us to a cast of extraordinary characters who augment their minds in inventive ways. There's the seventy-six- year old millionaire who digitally records his every waking moment--giving him instant recall of the events and ideas of his life, even going back decades. There's a group of courageous Chinese students who mounted an online movement that shut down a $1.6 billion toxic copper plant. There are experts and there are amateurs, including a global set of gamers who took a puzzle that had baffled HIV scientists for a decade--and solved it collaboratively in only one month. Smarter Than You Think isn't just about pioneers. It's about everyday users of technology and how our digital tools--from Google to Twitter to Facebook and smartphones--are giving us new ways to learn, talk, and share our ideas. Thompson harnesses the latest discoveries in social science to explore how digital technology taps into our long-standing habits of mind--pushing them in powerful new directions. Our thinking will continue to evolve as newer tools enter our lives. Smarter Than You Think embraces and extols this transformation, presenting an exciting vision of the present and the future"-- Provided by publisher.
  • The Penguin Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Snowblind / Christopher Golden.
"The small New England town of Coventry is haunted by its memories of a deadly winter... in which loved ones were lost, families torn apart, and a town buried in a terrible blizzard. Now, twelve years later, the people plagued by their memories of that storm are haunted once again as a new storm approaches, promising to wreak new havoc. Old ghosts trickle back, and this storm will prove even more terrifying and deadly than the last. With richly textured characters, scarred and haunted by the ghosts of those they loved most, Snowblind reinvents the ghost story for today's world."-- Provided by publisher.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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"When working through a scene with a student, renowned actor and acting teacher Al Ruscio will ask, 'so therefore, what?' to urge them to capture the specific actions and desires that define their character at that moment. So Therefore... interweaves tried-and-tested practical exercises with sound advice, and illustrative tales from Ruscio's remarkable career, to form a training handbook as uniquely pragmatic as his favourite phrase. Breaking down his method into three broad focuses, Ruscio considers: Warming Up - including relaxation, going 'beneath the words' and emotional recall; Scene Work - ranging from character analysis to an exploration of action; The Play - discovering its spine, progressing through rehearsals and sustaining a performance. But So Therefore... also reflects wisely on such diverse subjects as Stage versus Film, and Stamina, Luck and Chutzpah. Enriching and generous, it is the culmination of a career that has taken in dozens of major motion pictures, and spans the entire history of television - as well as half a century spent training actors."-- Publisher's website.
  • Routledge
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Somerset / Leila Meacham.
Follows the lives of two antebellum southerners, Silas Toliver and his best friend Jeremy Warwick, as they head into a new territory known as "Texas" in search of black gold.
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Somerset / Leila Meacham.
Follows the lives of two antebellum southerners, Silas Toliver and his best friend Jeremy Warwick, as they head into a new territory known as "Texas" in search of black gold.
  • Grand Central Publishing
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Takes a look at the classic rock scene in St. Louis, Missouri in the late 1960s and 70s. From a unique St. Louis sound, to stadium concerts and festivals, this film examines a unique time in St. Louis history. Told entirely through interviews, rare archival footage, and photos.
  • HEC-TV
  • c2013
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The vast majority of all email sent every day is spam, a variety of idiosyncratically spelled requests to provide account information, invitations to spend money on dubious products, and pleas to send cash overseas. Most of it is caught by filters before ever reaching an in-box. Where does it come from? As Finn Brunton explains in Spam, it is produced and shaped by many different populations around the world: programmers, con artists, bots and their botmasters, pharmaceutical merchants, marketers, identity thieves, crooked bankers and their victims, cops, lawyers, network security professionals, vigilantes, and hackers. Every time we go online, we participate in the system of spam, with choices, refusals, and purchases the consequences of which we may not understand. This is a book about what spam is, how it works, and what it means. Brunton provides a cultural history that stretches from pranks on early computer networks to the construction of a global criminal infrastructure. The history of spam, Brunton shows us, is a shadow history of the Internet itself, with spam emerging as the mirror image of the online communities it targets. Brunton traces spam through three epochs: the 1970s to 1995, and the early, noncommercial computer networks that became the Internet; 1995 to 2003, with the dot-com boom, the rise of spam's entrepreneurs, and the first efforts at regulating spam; and 2003 to the present, with the war of algorithms -- spam versus anti-spam. Spam shows us how technologies, from email to search engines, are transformed by unintended consequences and adaptations, and how online communities develop and invent governance for themselves.
  • The MIT Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Tuberculosis is a complex and ancient disease that, after many years of virtual disappearance in the developed world, is now making something of a comeback. Helen Bynum tracks the historical development of the disease and considers the challenges it presents to the modern world.
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Standup guy / Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington's newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual--and potentially lucrative--dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it's soon clear Stone hasn't seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman's activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime . . . and some of them will stop at nothing to find the information they desire.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Standup guy / Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington's newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual--and potentially lucrative--dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it's soon clear Stone hasn't seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman's activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime . . . and some of them will stop at nothing to find the information they desire.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Standup guy / Stuart Woods.
Stone Barrington's newest client does not seem the type to bring mayhem in his wake. A polite, well-deported gentleman, he comes to Stone seeking legal expertise on an unusual--and potentially lucrative--dilemma. Stone points him in the right direction and sends him on his way, but it's soon clear Stone hasn't seen the end of the case. Several people are keenly interested in this gentleman's activities and how they may relate to a long-ago crime . . . and some of them will stop at nothing to find the information they desire.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Darth Maul, merciless apprentice of evil and one of the legendary Sith, a twisted order given over to the dark side of the Force ... Darth Maul, champion of the nefarious Sith Lord, Darth Sidious ... Darth Maul, a legend sprung to life from the nightmares of history, about to be unleashed ... in an all-new tale of intrigue and mystery set just before the events of Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace. After years of waiting in the shadows, Darth Sidious is taking the first step in his master plan to bring the Republic to its knees. He meets secretly with his Neimoidian contacts in the Trade Federation to plan the blockade of the planet Naboo. But one member of the delegation is missing, and Sidious does not need his Force-honed instincts to suspect betrayal. He orders his apprentice, Darth Maul, to hunt the traitor down. On Coruscant, capital city of the Republic, the Neimoidian moves quickly to sell what he knows to the highest bidder. For Lorn Pavan, an information broker, the deal is too good to pass up. He grabs it, unaware that he has now earned a place on Darth Maul's hit list, right behind the Neimoidian defector himself. Meanwhile, a young Jedi padawan by the name of Darsha Assant stands on the verge of ascension to Jedi knighthood. A single mission will be her test. But a greater test awaits her. For in the labyrinthine alleyways and sewers of Coruscant's own dark side, she will cross paths with Lorn, who is fleeing from the Sith stalker, carrying with him crucial information that must reach the Jedi Council at all costs. The future of the Republic depends on Darsha and Lorn. But how can an untried Jedi and an ordinary man, stranger to the powerful ways of the Force, hope to triumph over one of the deadliest killers in the galaxy?
  • Ballantine Pub. Group
  • 2001
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Set in the fictional Star Wars universe, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker are sent to the planet Ansion to settle a dispute as growing unrest threatens the Republic's stability prior to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones.
  • Ballantine Pub. Group
  • 2002
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Dispatched by the Republic to the planet Ord Cestus, where deadly battle droids are being manufactured, Obi-Wan Kenobi finds his efforts to keep the droids out of Confederacy hands thwarted by a secret adversary.
  • Ballantine Books
  • c2004
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A novelization of plots in the online video game "Star Wars: The Old Republic" shares the story of a mysterious Sith Lord who defies the Empire and destroys the Jedi Temple, setting the stage for the Treaty of Coruscant.
  • Del Rey/Ballantine Books
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Tassaa Bareesh, a matriarch in the Hutt crime cartel, is holding an auction that's drawing attention from across the galaxy. Representatives of both the Republic and the Sith Empire are present, along with a Jedi Padawan sent to investigate, a disenfranchised trooper drummed out of the Republic's elite Blackstar Squad, and a mysterious Mandalorian with a private agenda. But the Republic's envoy is not what he seems, the Empire's delegate is a ruthless Sith apprentice, the Jedi Padawan is determined to do the right thing and terrified that he can't, the trooper hopes to redeem her reputation, and the Mandalorian is somehow managing to keep one step ahead of everyone. None of these guests-- invited or uninvited--have any intention of participating in the auction. Instead they plan to steal the prize, which is locked inside an impregnable vault: two burned chunks of an exploded star cruiser, one of which may hold the key to the wealth of an entire world. But the truth about the treasure is dangerous and deadly. And in the end, Sith and Jedi, Republic and Empire, must do something they've never done before, something that all the agents of good and evil could never make them do: join together to stop a powerful threat that could destroy the galaxy."--Dust cover flaps.
  • Del Rey/Ballantine Books
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: abyss / Troy Denning.
Following a trail of clues across the galaxy, Luke Skywalker continues his quest to find the reasons behind Jacen Solo's dark downfall and to win redemption for the Jedi Order. Meanwhile on Coruscant, Han and Leia Solo, along with their daughter Jaina, join the fight to protect more stricken Knights from arrest while Jedi healers race to find a cure for the rapidly spreading affliction. And deep in the Maw Cluster the Sith is poised to strike against the Skywalkers and the forces of good.
  • Ballantine Books
  • c2009
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: allies / Christie Golden.
The Skywalkers and the Sith become allies, setting off on a joint mission into the treacherous web of black holes that is the Maw where they will engage a true monster in battle, and Luke will come face-to-face with a staggering truth. Meanwhile Han and Leia Solo risk arrest and worse to aid the Jedi imprisoned back on Coruscant.
  • Del Rey
  • 2010
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: ascension / Christie Golden.
As Luke and Ben Skywalker pursue the formidable dark-side, the Lost Tribe of the Sith is about to be sundered by an even greater power--which will thrust one dark lord into mortal conflict with his own flesh and blood.
  • Del Rey/Ballantine Books
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: backlash / Aaron Allston.
Countering growing mistrust in the wake of increasing cases of insanity among the Jedi, Han and Leia flee with three afflicted Jedi, while Luke travels to the homeworld of the Night Sister to learn why Jacen Solo turned to the dark side.
  • Del Rey/Ballantine/Lucas Books
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Veteran Star Wars author Kathy Tyers continues the epic struggle between good and evil as the New Republic, led by the battered but still unbroken Jedi, braces for the next onslaught of its merciless alien foe.
  • Ballantine Pub. Group
  • 2000
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and Chewbacca head for Candoras Sector to evaluate an alliance proposed by the governor that would provide the rebels a new base, while Mara Jade and five renegade stormtroopers also head for Candoras to smash the rebels.
  • Del Rey/Ballantine
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: conviction / Aaron Allston.
Though forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is determined to keep history from being repeated. With his son, Ben, at his side, Luke sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo's corruption and downfall. But the secrets he uncovers among the enigmatic Force mystics of the distant world Dorin may bring his quest--and life as he knows it--to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by the same madness as Jedi Knight Valin Horn, is headed for Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could doom the Jedi Order...and devastate the entire galaxy.
  • Del Rey/Ballantine Books
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: darksaber / Kevin J. Anderson.
Luke Skywalker and Han Solo return to the desert planet Tatooine seeking Obi-Wan Kenoboi. Once on Tatooine they become involved in a plot by the Hutts to construct a superweapon, and by the Empire to destroy the Jedi.
  • Bantam Books
  • 1995
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: destiny's way / Walter Jon Williams.
Following the fall of Coruscant to the Yuuzhan Vong, the New Republic is torn apart by internal strife as a dangerous new faction opposed to the ways of the Force unveils a weapon that could destroy their enemies and make them vulnerable to the dark side.
  • Del Rey
  • 2002
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: invincible / Troy Denning.
Once mysterious prophecy, Luke Skywalker's words have become truth. But can even the Sword of the Jedi bring down one of the most powerful Sith Lords of all time?
  • Ballantine Books
  • c2008
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: Kenobi / John Jackson Miller.
As tensions escalate on Tatooine between the farmers and a tribe of Sand People led by a ruthless war chief, Ben finds himself drawn into the fight, endangering the very mission that brought him to the desert planet.
  • Del Rey
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: Maul lockdown / Joe Schreiber.
To fulfill his do-or-die mission for the dark masters he serves, the dreaded Darth Maul must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror in order to capture the ultimate weapon: an object that will enable the Sith to conquer the galaxy. Set before the events of Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace.
  • Del Rey
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Star wars: Maul lockdown / Joe Schreiber.
To fulfill his do-or-die mission for the dark masters he serves, the dreaded Darth Maul must take on a bloodthirsty prison warden, a cannibal gang, cutthroat crime lord Jabba the Hutt, and an unspeakable alien horror in order to capture the ultimate weapon: an object that will enable the Sith to conquer the galaxy. Set before the events of Star Wars: Episode I, The Phantom Menace.
  • Del Rey
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: mercy kill / Aaron Allston.
Three decades have passed since Wraith Squadron carried out its last mission. Taking on the most dangerous and daring operations, the rogues and misfits of the elite X-Wing unit became legends of the Rebellion and the Second Galactic Civil War, before breaking up and going their separate ways. Now their singular skills are back in vital demand for a tailor-made Wraith Squadron mission. A powerful general in the Galactic Alliance Army, once renowned for his valor, is suspected of participating in the infamous Lecersen Conspiracy, which nearly toppled the Alliance back into the merciless hands of the Empire. With orders to expose and apprehend the traitors and "license to do so by any and all means" the Wraiths will become thieves, pirates, impostors, forgers--and targets, as they put their guts, their guns, and their riskiest game plan to the test against the most lethal of adversaries.
  • Del Rey/Ballantine Books
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: omen / Christie Golden.
As Grand Master Luke investigates his nephew Jacen's strange powers, he leaves the Jedi Order vulnerable to its unstable members and an increasingly anti-Jedi government, a situation that is further complicated by a Sith plot.
  • Del Rey
  • c2009
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Even as the Clone Wars are about to reach an explosive climax, no one knows if victory will favor the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) or the Separatists. But no matter who wins, the stakes are highest for elite Special Ops clones like the Republic Commandos in Omega and Delta squads--and the notorious renegade Advance Recon Commando troopers known as Null ARCs. Caught in the treacherous dealings of their leaders, and locked in the battles of their lives, the disillusioned Null ARCs and Commandos nonetheless fight with everything they've got, determined to wrest victory from the Seps and save the galaxy. But even the deadliest weapons may not be powerful enough to defeat the real menace. And nothing will stop the apocalyptic horror unleashed when Palpatine utters the chilling words "The time has come. Execute Order 66." Translation: The Jedi have tried to stage a coup, and all must be shot on sight.
  • Del Rey/Ballantine Books
  • c2008
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: outcast / Aaron Allston.
Though forbidden to intervene in Jedi affairs, Luke is determined to keep history from being repeated. With his son, Ben, at his side, Luke sets out to unravel the shocking truth behind Jacen Solo's corruption and downfall. But the secrets he uncovers among the enigmatic Force mystics of the distant world Dorin may bring his quest--and life as he knows it--to a sudden end. And all the while, another Jedi Knight, consumed by the same madness as Jedi Knight Valin Horn, is headed for Coruscant on a fearsome mission that could doom the Jedi Order...and devastate the entire galaxy.
  • Del Rey Books
  • c2009
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star Wars: Revan / Drew Karpyshyn.
Revan, a former Jedi whose memories have been erased, believes that he somehow stumbled on a secret that threatens the existence of the Republic and must try to stop it, even though he no longer knows what it is.
  • Del Rey/Ballantine Books
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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You've seen the blockbuster The Phantom Menace. You've read the #1 New York Times bestselling book based on George Lucas's masterpiece. Now, before the eagerly awaited release of Episode II, comes a stunning new Star Wars novel from one of science fiction's greatest talents, a writer universally acclaimed for his keen grasp of cutting-edge science and the brilliance of his page-turning plots: multiple Hugo- and Nebula-Award winning author Greg Bear. The result is pure adrenaline--an unforgettable journey stretching from the farthest reaches of known space to the battlefield of a young boy's heart, where a secret struggle is being waged that will decide the fate of billions. That boy is twelve-year-old Anakin Skywalker. The Force is strong in Anakin ... so strong that the Jedi Council, despite misgivings, entrusted the young Jedi master Obi- Wan Kenobi with the mission of training him to become a Jedi Knight. Obi-Wan-- like his murdered master Qui-Gon-- believes Anakin may be the Chosen One, the Jedi destined to bring balance to the Force. But first Obi-Wan must help his undisciplined, idealistic apprentice, who still bears the scars of slavery, find his own balance. Dispatched to the mysterious planet of Zonama Sekot, source of the fastest ships in the galaxy, Obi-Wan and Anakin are swept up in a swirl of deadly intrigue and betrayal. For the Trade Federation is interested in Zonama Sekot as well. Raith Sienar, a brilliant but unscrupulous weapons and ship designer, seizes the opportunity to make a killing by stealing the secret of the superfast ships. As Sienar strikes with all the brutal power of the Trade Federation, Obi-Wan and Anakin sense a disturbance in the Force unlike any they have encountered before. It seems there are more secrets on Zonama Sekot than meet the eye. The search for those secrets will threaten the bond between Obi- Wan and Anakin ... and bring the troubled young apprentice face-to-face with his deepest fears--and his darkest destiny. Annotation. Three years after the events of The Phantom Menace, Anakin Skywalker and Jedi Knight Obi-Wan Kenobi encounter a mysterious world.
  • Ballantine Pub. Group
  • 2000
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Newlyweds Han Solo and Leia Organa Solo journey to Tatooine to recover a famous work of art that conceals a spy code, and their quest leads them to the discovery of an extraordinary link to the past.
  • Ballantine Books
  • c2003
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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In this exciting sequel to "Specter of the Past", the fledging New Republic is struggling to consolidate its power while Han, Luke, and Leia must prevent the genocidal war being prepared against the Bothans--a conflict fabricated by the cunning Major Tierce, disciple of the late Emperor Palpatine.
  • Bantam Books
  • c1998
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Star wars: vortex / Troy Denning.
As the Jedi deal on their own terms with the epidemic of madness preying on their ranks, Han and Leia Solo, along with their daughter Jaina, join the fight to protect more stricken Knights from arrest. But none of them realize the blaster barrel is already swinging in their direction--and Chief Daala is about to pull the trigger. Nor do Luke and Ben, deep in the Maw Cluster and pushing their Force abilities beyond known limits, realize how close they are to the Sith strike squad bent on exterminating the Skywalkers.
  • Del Rey/Ballantine Books
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Stay: the true story of ten dogs / by Michaela Muntean; photographs byK.C. Bailey and Stephen Kazmierski.
Traces the story of ten surrendered canines that were adopted and trained by renowned circus performer Luciano Anastasini, who helped them to develop their respective talents as proud and happy circus dogs.
  • Scholastic Press
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Stella Bain: a novel / Anita Shreve.
"An epic story, set against the backdrop of World War I, from bestselling author Anita Shreve. When an American woman, Stella Bain, is found suffering from severe shell shock in an exclusive garden in London, surgeon August Bridge and his wife selflessly agree to take her in. A gesture of goodwill turns into something more as Bridge quickly develops a clinical interest in his houseguest. Stella had been working as a nurse's aide near the front, but she can't remember anything prior to four months earlier when she was found wounded on a French battlefield. In a narrative that takes us from London to America and back again, Shreve has created an engrossing and wrenching tale about love and the meaning of memory, set against the haunting backdrop of a war that destroyed an entire generation."-- Provided by publisher.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Examines stem cells from the scientific and social viewpoints, including what they are, their laboratory study, their use in medicine, the ethical issues involved, and the legal issues in America and Europe.
  • Facts On File
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self- understanding.
  • Random House
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self- understanding.
  • Random House
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Moving to a small country cabin, a once world-famous photographer bonds with a local man and begins to see the world around her in new, deeper dimensions while evaluating second chances at love, career, and self- understanding.
  • Random House
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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This book deals with the subject of slave society, and focuses on the millions of children and youth enslaved in 19th-century America. This enlarged and revised edition reflects the abundance of new scholarship on slavery that has emerged in the 15 years since the first edition. While the structure of the book remains the same, the author has expanded its scope to include the international dimension with a new chapter on the transatlantic trade in African children, and the book's geographic boundaries now embrace slave-born children in the North. She includes data about children owned by Native Americans and African Americans, and presents new information about children's knowledge of and participation in the abolitionist movement and the interactions between enslaved and free children.
  • Indiana University Press
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Stone cold / C.J. Box.
Investigating allegations about a hit man who lives a life of wealth and secrecy on a remote Wyoming ranch, troubleshooter Joe Pickett discovers two men at the ranch including a ruthless killer and a disturbing person from his past.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Follows a group of hard-partying frat brothers who turned a weekly poker game in the basement of a local Missoula bar into one of the largest online poker companies in the world--and who became fugitives on the run after the Feds shut down their operation.
  • William Morrow
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Stroke / Arthur Gillard, book editor.
Covers symptoms, causes and effects, treatments, cures and medical advances for strokes.
  • Greenhaven Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Strong heat / Niobia Bryant.
Lisha Rockmon just wants a good man who respects her family values. But most of the men she meets want to get physical a lot faster than she does-- except Kael Strong. Their attraction is hard to ignore. Yet the one man Lisha can imagine a future with doesn't seem ready to get involved at all... Wounded by his last relationship, Kael is hesitant to open his heart again, even to a woman as irresistible as Lisha. But despite his misgivings--and some outside interference--love just may find a way, setting the stage for future generations.--From Amazon.
  • Dafina Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Success through stillness: meditation made simple / Russell Simmons, with Chris Morrow.
"Master entrepreneur, original hip-hop mogul, and New York Times bestselling author Russell Simmons shares the most fundamental key to success- meditation-and guides readers to use stillness as a powerful tool to access their potential. In the New York Times bestseller Super Rich, Russell Simmons proved that to be rich is more than just having money in the bank-wealth is about balance, joy, and conscientious living. In Success Through Stillness, Simmons shows the connection between inner peace and outward success through interviews with other successful leaders in various industries, and how learning to be still has been instrumental in his own career. Simmons attributes his meditation practice with changing his life for the better and says that there is no "bad" way to meditate, only different forms for different people. In this highly anticipated new book, Russell Simmons guides readers into finding greater clarity and focus, and explains how to be healthier in both mind and body. Simmons breaks down what he's learned from masters of meditation into a guide that is accessible to those unfamiliar with the practice"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Gotham Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Success through stillness: meditation made simple / Russell Simmons, with Chris Morrow.
"Master entrepreneur, original hip-hop mogul, and New York Times bestselling author Russell Simmons shares the most fundamental key to success- meditation-and guides readers to use stillness as a powerful tool to access their potential. In the New York Times bestseller Super Rich, Russell Simmons proved that to be rich is more than just having money in the bank-wealth is about balance, joy, and conscientious living. In Success Through Stillness, Simmons shows the connection between inner peace and outward success through interviews with other successful leaders in various industries, and how learning to be still has been instrumental in his own career. Simmons attributes his meditation practice with changing his life for the better and says that there is no "bad" way to meditate, only different forms for different people. In this highly anticipated new book, Russell Simmons guides readers into finding greater clarity and focus, and explains how to be healthier in both mind and body. Simmons breaks down what he's learned from masters of meditation into a guide that is accessible to those unfamiliar with the practice"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Gotham Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"Super Shred is a more intense, concentrated, shorter program that shares the system and principles of the #1 bestseller Shred. At four weeks, it's almost half the length of Shred and twice the intensity. There's always a customer looking for a diet who not only wants but must have faster, more dramatic results right away. All the same building blocks that have made Shred work for dieters are here: diet confusion, meal replacement, frequent meals and snacks throughout the day to keep metabolism stoked and to keep dieters from feeling hungry or deprived. Super Shred is "destination dieting" at its best, a plan specifically designed for the impatient or the short-term goal-oriented who may need to get as lean as possible as fast as possible for a date, an event, or a spring vacation. It's also for those who have had success on Shred (or any other diet) but who need a quick refresher weight loss course, or to go faster, for a four week cycle. It can be used on its own or in conjunction with Shred. Dr. Ian's Shred absolutes: A diet shouldn't be confusing It shouldn't be expensive It shouldn't make you feel you're doing something wrong if you don't follow it to the letter Super Shred features regular grocery store food, definite marching orders, and an author who connects to his fans via national mainstream media, social media, his Shredder Nation diet cells across the country"-- Provided by publisher.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Superman returns [videorecording] / directed by Bryan Singer.
After a long visit to the lost remains of the planet Krypton, the Man of Steel returns to Earth to become the people's savior once again and reclaim the love of Lois Lane.
  • Warner Home Video
  • c2006
  • DVD
  • Meramec
 
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A film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical about a sinister barber Sweeney Todd who becomes a deranged murderer seeking revenge after being falsely imprisoned. To add to the macabre nature of his crimes, he sets up a sinister partnership with Mrs. Lovett who disposes of the victims by baking them into meat pies -- sought after by all of London.
  • DreamWorks Home Entertainment
  • 2008
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Swimming with hammerhead sharks / by Kenneth Mallory.
Travel to Cocos Island and join an IMAX film-making team for an up close look at sharks.
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • 2001
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Takedown twenty / Janet Evanovich.
New Jersey bounty hunter Stephanie Plum knows better than to mess with family. But when powerful mobster Salvatore "Uncle Sunny" Sunucchi goes on the lam in Trenton, it's up to Stephanie to find him. Uncle Sunny is charged with murder for running over a guy (twice), and nobody wants to turn him in--not his poker buddies, not his bimbo girlfriend, not his two right-hand men, Shorty and Moe. Even Trenton's hottest cop, Joe Morelli, has skin in the game, because "just Stephanie's luck" the godfather is his actual godfather. And while Morelli understands that the law is the law, his old-world grandmother, Bella, is doing everything she can to throw Stephanie off the trail.
  • Bantam Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Tatiana: an Arkady Renko novel / Martin Cruz Smith.
"In Tatiana, Smith delivers his most ambitious and politically daring novel since Gorky Park. When the brilliant and fearless young reporter Tatiana Petrovna--based on the real-life journalist Anna Politkovskaya--falls to her death from a sixth-floor window in Moscow in the same week that notorious mob billionaire Grisha Grigorenko is shot in the back of the head, Renko finds himself on the trail of a mystery as complex and dangerous as modern Russia itself. The body of an elite government translator shows up on the bleak sand dunes of Kalingrad and the possession he was killed for is nothing but a cryptic notebook with drawings of animals and symbols. A frantic hunt begins to locate and decipher this notebook, a copy of which falls into the hands of Zhenya, the closest thing Renko has to a son--who does not realize that the document will put his life in grave danger. In a fast-changing and lethal race to uncover what this translator knew, and how he planned to reveal it to the world, Renko makes a startling discovery that propells him deeper into Tatiana's past--and, at the same time, paradoxically, into Russia's future. In Tatiana, "the master of the international thriller" (New York Times) draws on his four decades of experience to create the most compelling heroine of his career and the most accurate, damning portrait of modern Russia in contemporary literature, one in which the courageous are never safe, and the corrupt are never content, no matter which side they're on"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Provides clear, step-by-step instructions for tackling more than 140 iPad tasks. Each task-based spread covers a single technique, sure to help you get up and running on your iPad 4th generation or mini in no time.
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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More than 500 color illustrations, combined with easy-to-follow explanations, get you up and running by clearly showing you how to access and download books, apps, music, and video, as well as send photos, sync with your other Apple devices, edit movies on your phone, and effectively use the current OS.
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Teached Vol. 1 [videorecording] / Loudspeaker Films presents three shortfilms by Kelly Amis.
A series of short documentary films that candidly address the causes and consequences of our nation's race-based achievement gap," looking at continuing inequality in our public school system and taking viewers into those communities where its effects are most severe.
  • Loudspeaker Films
  • 2011
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Concerns with how students are taught, and whether and how they learn, has become particularly salient in higher education. This is evident in growing awareness of increases in time-to-degree and declines in attainment rates for many students, including those who are underrepresented, in our nation's community and public and private colleges and universities. It is also demonstrated vis--vis recent findings that more than a third of college students evinced no noticeable improvement in critical thinking, writing, and complex reasoning skills after four years as an undergraduate. These findings suggest that while a focus on access to and participation in the nation's colleges and universities remain a prominent goal, it is no longer sufficient given persistent disparities in post secondary student learning. There are a few models however, from which we can distill a set of strategies for promoting not only high achievement, but also retention and completion rates. This book examines three such models in higher education -- the Meyerhoff Scholars Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; the Opportunity Programs at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York; and the Premedical Program at Xavier University in New Orleans -- with a proven record of student achievement and completion. Publisher's website.
  • Lexington Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Difficulties with social skills are among the biggest challenges for children with autism. This landmark, research-based essay collection is an overview of the best practices for teaching social skills to people with autism. Well known professionals describe what works best for learners with autism: parent training to increase their toddler's engagement & play; combining approaches in small group settings with typically developing peers; targeting core deficits of autism with Pivotal Response Treatment; using conversational scripts, video modeling, and peer-mediated interventions; employing naturalistic teaching strategies. Behavior analysts, teachers, early interventionists, SLPs, graduate students, and anyone who instructs other professionals how to teach children with autism can consult this book to find tried-and-true approaches to teaching social skills. Parents, too, may wish to consult this book if they are seeking a more effective approach to helping their child master social skills." -- Publisher's description.
  • Woodbine House
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Tell me a riddle, Requa I, and other works / Tillie Olsen; foreword by Laurie Olsen; introduction by Rebekah Edwards.
A collection of works, both fictional and non-fictional, gathered together here for the first time -- Provided by publisher.
  • University of Nebraska Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Tempting fate / Jane Green.
"Gabby and Elliott have been happily married for eighteen years. They have two teenaged daughters; they have built a life together. So why does forty- three-year-old Gabby feel like she has only three more minutes left of youth? Why do her friends so desperately try to hang on to their attractiveness? And why does she ever even look at the handsome guy--ten years younger--at the other end of the bar one night? Gabby is the last person to have an affair--a physical one, at least. But Matt makes her feel sparkling, fascinating--something she hasn't felt in years. Surely there's no harm in continuing a long-distance friendship? Surely there's no harm in an emotional affair? As Gabby steps ever deeper into the allure of attraction and attention things turn perilous. If she makes one wrong move she could lose everything--and find out what really matters most"-- Provided by publisher.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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A new study of the Victorian era poet, who was Queen Victoria's favorite, reveals a man who skillfully crafted his own career and his relationships with his audience while discussing his complexities and contradictions.
  • Pegasus Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"From a MacArthur Fellow and the author of The Good Soldiers, a profound look at life after war No journalist has reckoned with the psychology of war as intimately as David Finkel. In The Good Soldiers, his bestselling account from the front lines of Baghdad, Finkel shadowed the men of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion as they carried out the infamous surge, a grueling fifteen-month tour that changed all of them forever. Now Finkel has followed many of those same men as they've returned home and struggled to reintegrate--both into their family lives and into American society at large. In the ironically named Thank You for Your Service, Finkel writes with tremendous compassion not just about the soldiers but about their wives and children. Where do soldiers belong after their homecoming? Is it possible, or even reasonable, to expect them to rejoin their communities as if nothing has happened? And in moments of hardship, who are soldiers expected to turn to if they feel alienated by the world they once lived in? These are the questions Finkel faces as he revisits the brave but shaken men of the 2-16. More than a work of journalism, Thank You for Your Service is an act of understanding--shocking but always riveting, unflinching but deeply humane, it takes us inside the heads of those who must live the rest of their lives with the chilling realities of war"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Sarah Crichton Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"The bestselling authors of the classic Difficult Conversations teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms, and coaching into productive listening and learning. We swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers--but also family, friends, and in-laws--they all have "suggestions" for our performance, parenting, or appearance. We know that feedback is essential for healthy relationships and professional development--but we dread it and often dismiss it. That's because receiving feedback sits at the junction of two conflicting human desires. We do want to learn and grow. And we also want to be accepted just as we are right now. Thanks for the Feedback is the first book to address this tension head on. It explains why getting feedback is so crucial yet so challenging, and offers a powerful framework to help us take on life's blizzard of off-hand comments, annual evaluations, and unsolicited advice with curiosity and grace"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Viking
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"The bestselling authors of the classic Difficult Conversations teach us how to turn evaluations, advice, criticisms, and coaching into productive listening and learning. We swim in an ocean of feedback. Bosses, colleagues, customers--but also family, friends, and in-laws--they all have "suggestions" for our performance, parenting, or appearance. We know that feedback is essential for healthy relationships and professional development--but we dread it and often dismiss it. That's because receiving feedback sits at the junction of two conflicting human desires. We do want to learn and grow. And we also want to be accepted just as we are right now. Thanks for the Feedback is the first book to address this tension head on. It explains why getting feedback is so crucial yet so challenging, and offers a powerful framework to help us take on life's blizzard of off-hand comments, annual evaluations, and unsolicited advice with curiosity and grace"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Viking
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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That old black magic / Mary Jane Clark.
Aspiring actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan has barely arrived in New Orleans to perfect her pastry skills at the renowned French Quarter bakery, Boulangerie Bertrand, when a ghastly murder rocks the magical city. Intrigued by the case, Piper can't help but look for the "Hoodoo Killer" among the faces around her. Could it be the handsome guide eager to give her special private tours? Or the inscrutable jazz musician who plays on historic Royal Street? What about the ratings-starved radio talk-show host? Or even the amiable owner of the local Gris-Gris Bar?
  • William Morrow
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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That old black magic / Mary Jane Clark.
Aspiring actress and wedding-cake decorator Piper Donovan has barely arrived in New Orleans to perfect her pastry skills at the renowned French Quarter bakery, Boulangerie Bertrand, when a ghastly murder rocks the magical city. Intrigued by the case, Piper can't help but look for the "Hoodoo Killer" among the faces around her. Could it be the handsome guide eager to give her special private tours? Or the inscrutable jazz musician who plays on historic Royal Street? What about the ratings-starved radio talk-show host? Or even the amiable owner of the local Gris-Gris Bar?
  • William Morrow
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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From the #1 personal finance columnist on the Internet (Nielsen/ NetRatings), Liz Weston provides a clear prescription for financial health in the 2010s and beyond. She covers budgeting, getting out of "toxic debt, " getting the right mortgage, paying for college, saving for retirement, and more.
  • Penguin Group
  • c2011
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The African American electorate: a statistical history / Hanes Walton, Sherman C. Puckett, Donald R. Deskins.
"How have African Americans voted over time? What types of candidates and issues have been effective in drawing people to vote? These are just two of the questions that The African American Electorate: A Statistical History attempts to answer by bringing together all of the extant, fugitive and recently discovered registration data on African-American voters from Colonial America to the present. This pioneering work also traces the history of the laws dealing with enfranchisement and disenfranchisement of African Americans and provides the election return data for African-American candidates in national and sub- national elections over this same time span."--Publisher's information.
  • CQ Press
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Explore with Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., the evolution of the African-American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives they developed- forging their own history, culture and society against unimaginable odds.
  • PBS Distribution
  • 2014
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The agent: my 40-year career making deals and changing the game / LeighSteinberg with Michael Arkush; [foreword by Warren Moon].
"Leigh Steinberg is renowned as one of the greatest sports agents in history, representing such All-Pro clients as Troy Aikman, Bruce Smith, and Ben Roethlisberger. Over one particular seven-year stretch, Steinberg represented the top NFL Draft pick an unheard of six times. Director Cameron Crowe credits Steinberg as a primary inspiration for the titular character in Jerry Maguire, even hiring Steinberg as a consultant on the film. Lightyears ahead of his contemporaries, he expanded his players' reach into entertainment. Already the bestselling author of a business book on negotiation, the original superagent is now taking readers behind the closed doors of professional sports, recounting priceless stories, like how he negotiated a $26.5 million package for Steve Young--the biggest ever at the time--and how he passed on the chance to represent Peyton Manning. Beginning with his early days as a student leader at Berkeley, Steinberg details his illustrious rise into pro sports fame, his decades of industry dominance, and how he overcame a series of high-profile struggles to regain his sobriety and launch his comeback. This riveting story takes readers inside the inner circle of top-notch agents and players through the visionary career of Leigh Steinberg, the pre-eminent superagent of our time" -- Provided by publisher.
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Bud Powell was not only one of the greatest bebop pianists of all time, he stands as one of the twentieth century's most dynamic and fiercely adventurous musical minds. His expansive musicianship, riveting performances, and inventive compositions expanded the bebop idiom and pushed jazz musicians of all stripes to higher standards of performance. Yet Powell remains one of American music's most misunderstood figures, and the story of his exceptional talent is often overshadowed by his history of alcohol abuse, mental instability, and brutalization at the hands of white authorities. In this firs.
  • University of California Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Contains over seventy thousand entries including 2,500 new words and meanings.
  • Dell
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and new working poor-the tens of millions of victims of a broken economy and an ever more dysfunctional political system. In many ways, for the majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm. The American Way of Poverty shines a light on this travesty. Sasha Abramsky brings the effects of economic inequality out of the shadows and, ultimately, suggests ways for moving toward a fairer and more equitable social contract. Exploring everything from housing policy to wage protections and affordable higher education, Abramsky lays out a panoramic blueprint for a reinvigorated political process that, in turn, will pave the way for a renewed War on Poverty. It is, Harrington believed, a moral outrage that in a country as wealthy as America, so many people could be so poor. Written in the way of the 2008 financial collapse, in an era of grotesque economic extremes, The American Way of Poverty brings that same powerful indignation to the topic"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Nation Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Set in seventeenth-century Holland, this historical novel imagines the complex story behind one of Rembrandt's most famous paintings. Commissioned by a prominent Amsterdam medical guild, The Anatomical Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp was one of Rembrandt's first paintings to gain public notice; the novel opens on the morning of the medical dissection, and, as they prepare for that evening's big event, follows several characters, including Rembrandt himself.
  • Nan A. Talese/Doubleday
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The art of thinking clearly / Rolf Dobelli; translated by Nicky Griffin.
An exploration of human reasoning reveals how to recognize and avoid simple errors in our day-to-day thinking in order to transform the decision- making process.
  • Harper
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The asylum / John Harwood.
After waking up in a small asylum in England with no memory of the past several weeks, Georgia Ferrars learns that her family believes she is an imposter.
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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The Auschwitz escape / Joel C. Rosenberg.
As World War II rages and Hitler begins implementing his "final solution" to systematically and ruthlessly exterminate the Jewish people, Jacob Weisz must rely on his wits and a God he's not sure he believes in to somehow escape from Auschwitz and alert the world to the Nazi's atrocities before Fascism overtakes all of Europe.
  • Tyndale House Publishers
  • Inc
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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Explores "the saga of three extraordinary aviators-- Charles Lindbergh, Eddie Rickenbacker, and Jimmy Doolittle-- and how they redefine heroism through their genius, daring, and uncommon courage"-- Provided by publisher.
  • National Geographic
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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With his typical wit and keen analysis, O'Rourke looks at the way the post-war generation somehow came of age by never quite growing up and somehow created a better society by turning society upside down.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Possessing romantic delusions of grandeur and desperate to attract a voluptuous Gypsy concubine, a smitten young swineherd from a fictional backward country rides his short-legged steed through a series of scandals and misadventures marked by an eccentric cast of characters.
  • Henry Holt and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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An assessment of how Haiti has fared after the 2010 earthquake reveals how the country continues to suffer from poverty, illness, and a broken infrastructure, assessing the factors that prevent aid from reaching people in need.
  • Palgrave Macmillan
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The bird skinner / Alice Greenway.
"Jim Kennoway was once an esteemed member of the ornithology department at the Museum of Natural History in New York, collecting and skinning birds as specimens. Slowing down from a hard-lived life and a recent leg amputation, Jim retreats to an island in Maine: to drink, smoke, and to be left alone. As a young man he worked for Naval Intelligence during World War II in the Solomon Islands. While spying on Japanese shipping from behind enemy lines, Jim befriended Tosca, a young islander who worked with him as a scout. Now, thirty years later, Tosca has sent his daughter Cadillac to stay with Jim in the weeks before she begins premedical studies at Yale. She arrives to Jim's consternation, yet she will capture his heart and the hearts of everyone she meets, irrevocably changing their lives."--Amazon.com.
  • Atlantic Monthly Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Here, Dr. Mark Hyman reveals a scientifically and clinically proven program that will help you not only achieve fast and sustained weight loss but also say good-bye to chronic health complaints, including type 2 diabetes, asthma, joint pain, digestive problems, autoimmune disease, headaches, brain fog, allergies, acne, eczema, and even sexual dysfunction. At the root of all of these problems is insulin imbalance, which is triggered by addiction to sugar and carbs. Yes, you need to break free from your chemical addiction to sugar, carbs, and processed foods! Dr. Hyman's 10-Day Detox Diet is a simple yet powerful method to bring your metabolism back into balance by breaking your addiction to unhealthy foods, regulating your hormones, and ridding your system of the hidden inflammation that is sabotaging your health and your waistline.-- From publisher description.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The auhor shares her formula for becoming happier, healthier, and stronger in this positive, essential guide that is grounded in science and inspired by personal experience. Throughout her career, she has been a role model for millions of women. By her own candid admission, though, this fit, glamorous, but down to earth star was not always health conscious. Learning about the inseparable link between nutrition and the body was just one of the life changing lessons that has fed her hunger to educate herself about the best ways to feed, move, and care for her body. In this book, she shares what she has learned and continues to discover about nutrition, exercise, and the mind and body connection. Grounded in science and informed by real life, it offers a comprehensive overview of the human body and mind, from the cellular level up. From demystifying and debunking the hype around food groups to explaining the value of vitamins and minerals, readers will discover why it is so important to embrace the instinct of hunger and to satisfy it with whole, nutrient dense foods. The book also explains the essential role of movement, the importance of muscle and bone strength and why we need to sweat a little every day. It does not set goals to reach in seven days or thirty days or a year. It offers a holistic, long term approach to making consistent choices and reaching the ultimate goal: a long, strong, happy, healthy life.
  • HarperWave
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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"Late on the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year -old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged 'strangers,' Aaron McKinney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. He had been pistol-whipped so severely that the mountain biker who discovered his battered frame mistook him for a Halloween scarecrow. Overnight, a politically expedient myth took the place of important facts. By the time Matthew died a few days later, his name was synonymous with anti-gay hate. Stephen Jimenez went to Laramie to research the story of Matthew Shepard's murder in 2000, after the two men convicted of killing him had gone to prison, and after the national media had moved on. His aim was to write a screenplay on what he, and the rest of the nation, believed to be an open-and-shut case of bigoted violence. As a gay man, he felt an added moral imperative to tell Matthew's story. But what Jimenez eventually found in Wyoming was a tangled web of secrets. His exhaustive investigation also plunged him deep into the deadly underworld of drug trafficking. Over the course of a thirteen-year investigation, Jimenez traveled to twenty states and Washington DC, and interviewed more than a hundred sources. Who was the real Matthew Shepard and what were the true circumstances of his brutal murder? And now that he was larger than life, did anyone care? The Book of Matt is sure to stir passions and inspire dialogue as it re-frames this misconstrued crime and its cast of characters, proving irrefutably that Matthew Shepard was not killed for being gay but for reasons far more complicated-- and daunting"--From publisher's web site.
  • Steerforth Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The bootlegger: an Isaac Bell adventure / Clive Cussler and Justin Scott.
"It is 1920, and both Prohibition and bootlegging are in full swing. When Isaac Bell's boss and lifelong friend Joseph Van Dorn is shot and nearly killed leading the high-speed chase of a rum-running vessel, Bell swears to him that he will hunt down the lawbreakers, but he doesn't know what he is getting into. When a witness to Van Dorn's shooting is executed in a ruthlessly efficient manner invented by the Russian secret police, it becomes clear that these are no ordinary criminals. Bell is up against a team of Bolshevik assassins and saboteurs--and they are intent on overthrowing the government of the United States"-- Provided by publisher.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into foreign adventures that decisively shaped today's world as the Cold War was at its peak.
  • Henry Holt and Company
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A dynamic history of the muckracking press and the first decade of the Progressive era as told through the intense friendship of Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft--a close relationship that strengthens both men before it ruptures in 1912 when they engage in a brutal fight for the presidential nomination that cripples the progressive wing of the Republican Party, causing Democrat Woodrow Wilson to be elected, and changing the country's history.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The Car in 2035 : Mobility Planning for the Near Future is an artful and refreshingly multifaceted view of the future of mobility, focusing on the car, the street, and public policy in Southern California. In this collection of essays and images, the car is viewed as both a challenge and benefit to our neighborhoods, cities, and suburbs. Despite rising fuel prices, the automobile will be Southern California's primary form of transportation in 2035 because the region's population will continue to be dispersed widely, and the car offers the best access to the area's tremendous diversity of economic, social, recreational, and cultural opportunities. But the infrastructure will need to accommodate a heterogeneous mix of modes of transportation, including more cars on the road than today. In The Car in 2035, a lively mix of auto industry experts, planners, designers, artists, researchers, and architects contemplates how we will adapt our cars and their context so we can continue to enjoy the freedom and benefits of individual mobility in the future. Contributors include John Thackara; Michael Webb of Archigram; John Chris Jones, author of Design Methods; and Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe and Geoffrey Wardle of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
  • Civic Projects Foundation
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Presents a manifesto for why all Christians should live and pray the Bible's Psalms, providing the text's historical, literary, and spiritual contexts.
  • HarperOne
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Covers the recent controversy over the teaching of creationism in public schools, life on other planets, bacterial populations, and the potential threat of certain pathogenic species.
  • Facts on File
  • c2010
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A narrative thriller about the battle royale surrounding Barack Obama's quest for a second term amid widespread joblessness and one of the most poisonous political climates in American history.
  • Simon & Schuster
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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A little girl is found wandering around Central Park, her uncle's body in a tree not far away. Recognizing a kindred spirit in the girl, NYPD detective Kathy Mallory takes the case. But she gets more than she bargained for when her investigation leads to a trail of murder and blackmail spanning fifteen years.
  • Recorded Books
  • 2012
  • Book on CD
  • Forest Park
 
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The chamber / John Grisham.
In Mississippi, a young lawyer races against time to save his grandfather from the gas chamber. The grandfather was tried three times for a Ku Klux Klan bombing which killed two civil rights workers in 1967. He was found innocent twice, but guilty the third time. By the author of A Time To Kill.
  • Doubleday
  • 1994
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"The authors persuasively argue that the present cascade of reforms to public education is a consequence of a larger intention to shrink government. The startling result is that more of public education's assets and resources are moving to the private sector and to the prison industrial complex. Drawing on various forms of evidence structural, economic, narrative, and youth-generated participatory research the authors reveal new structures and circuits of dispossession and privilege that amount to a clear failure of present policy. Policymaking is at war with the interests of the vast majority of citizens, and especially with urban youth of color. In the final chapter the authors explore democratic principles and offer examples essential to mobilizing, in solidarity with educators, youth, communities, labor, and allied social movements, the kind of power necessary to contest the present direction of public education reform." -- Publisher's website.
  • Paradigm Publishers
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The chase: a novel / Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg.
"FBI Agent Kate O'Hare is a force of nature, and she's lived for one thing and one thing only: to put the slippery conman known as Nicolas Fox behind bars. Nick is a fed's worst nightmare: exceptionally talented in his line of work, known the world over for being able to pull off some of the most dangerous, high-profile cons. In a cruel twist of fate, Kate's bosses at the FBI force her to covertly partner up with Nick to take down big league crime. Their adventures continue in this exciting second novel in the series"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Bantam Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Demonstartes how to solve problems in chemistry with fully worked example problems. Learn concepts and definitions needed to improve your grades, do well on exams, and homework.
  • MathTutorDVD.com
  • c2010
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Demonstrates how to solve problems in chemistry with fully worked example problems. Learn concepts and definitions needed to improve your grades, do well on exams, and homework.
  • MathTutorDVD.com
  • c2011
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Demonstrates how to solve problems in chemistry with fully worked example problems. Learn concepts and definitions needed to improve your grades, do well on exams, and homework.
  • MathTutorDVD.com
  • c2011
  • DVD
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The child thief / Dan Smith.
December 1930, Ukraine. Luka, a war veteran, wants a quiet life with his family. Their village is hidden from the advancing Soviet brutality--until the stranger arrives pulling a sled bearing a terrible cargo. When the villagers' fear turns deadly, they think they've saved themselves. But their anger has cursed them: a little girl has vanished. In these frozen lands, Luka has the skills to find the one who stole the child. With his sons, he sets out in pursuit. They track down a skillful hunter who uses the child as the bait in his twisted game. Battling harsh conditions, Luka must stay ahead of Soviet authorities. His toughest enemy is the man he tracks, yet his strongest bond is a promise to his family back home.
  • Pegasus Crime
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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"Conflicts of interest, misrepresentation of clinical trials, hospital price fixing, and massive expenditures for procedures of dubious efficacy--these and other critical flaws leave little doubt that the current U.S. health-care system is in need of an overhaul. In this essential guide, preeminent physician Nortin Hadler urges American health-care consumers to take time to understand the existing system and to visualize what the outcome of successful reform might look like. Central to this vision is a shared understanding of the primacy of the relationship between doctor and patient. Hadler shows us that a new approach is necessary if we hope to improve the health of the populace. Rational health care, he argues, is far less expensive than the irrationality of the status quo.Taking a critical view of how medical treatment, health-care finance, and attitudes about health, medicine, and disease play out in broad social and political settings, Hadler applies his wealth of experience and insight to these pressing issues, answering important questions for citizen patients and policy makers alike"--Provided by publisher.
  • University of North Carolina Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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This volume provides practical ways colleges can focus on the College Completion Agenda. Originally begun as an economic workforce issue for the Obama administration, the College Completion Agenda has been adopted by myriad educational institutions, public and private funders, and others. The identified "Big Goal" is to increase the proportion of Americans with high quality college degrees and credentials from 39 percent of the population to 60 percent by 2025. To date, much advice has been offered to colleges about what the issues are and what needs to be done. However, there is considerable work being done at colleges around the country to address the identified issues. This volume introduces some of these policies and practices, the thinkling behind them, research supporting them, roles to be fulfilled, and impact on the student experience.--From back cover.
  • Jossey-Bass
  • Inc
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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This volume provides practical ways colleges can focus on the College Completion Agenda. Originally begun as an economic workforce issue for the Obama administration, the College Completion Agenda has been adopted by myriad educational institutions, public and private funders, and others. The identified "Big Goal" is to increase the proportion of Americans with high quality college degrees and credentials from 39 percent of the population to 60 percent by 2025. To date, much advice has been offered to colleges about what the issues are and what needs to be done. However, there is considerable work being done at colleges around the country to address the identified issues. This volume introduces some of these policies and practices, the thinkling behind them, research supporting them, roles to be fulfilled, and impact on the student experience.--From back cover.
  • Jossey-Bass
  • Inc
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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This volume provides practical ways colleges can focus on the College Completion Agenda. Originally begun as an economic workforce issue for the Obama administration, the College Completion Agenda has been adopted by myriad educational institutions, public and private funders, and others. The identified "Big Goal" is to increase the proportion of Americans with high quality college degrees and credentials from 39 percent of the population to 60 percent by 2025. To date, much advice has been offered to colleges about what the issues are and what needs to be done. However, there is considerable work being done at colleges around the country to address the identified issues. This volume introduces some of these policies and practices, the thinkling behind them, research supporting them, roles to be fulfilled, and impact on the student experience.--From back cover.
  • Jossey-Bass
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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This volume provides practical ways colleges can focus on the College Completion Agenda. Originally begun as an economic workforce issue for the Obama administration, the College Completion Agenda has been adopted by myriad educational institutions, public and private funders, and others. The identified "Big Goal" is to increase the proportion of Americans with high quality college degrees and credentials from 39 percent of the population to 60 percent by 2025. To date, much advice has been offered to colleges about what the issues are and what needs to be done. However, there is considerable work being done at colleges around the country to address the identified issues. This volume introduces some of these policies and practices, the thinkling behind them, research supporting them, roles to be fulfilled, and impact on the student experience.--From back cover.
  • Jossey-Bass
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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"The Compatibility Gene takes readers on a global journey of discovery spanning 60 years, involving scores of scientists, and encompassing the history of transplants and immunology. That journey has revealed astonishing links between who we are as individuals and our never-ceasing struggle to survive disease. Most of the 25,000 genes we possess are the same for all of us. Compatibility genes are those that vary most from person to person and give each of us a unique molecular signature. These genes determine both the extent to which we are susceptible to a vast range of illnesses and the different ways each of us fights disease. In The Compatibility Gene, distinguished immunologist Daniel Davis draws on new research to suggest a number of even more fascinating- and controversial-conclusions about compatibility genes: that we find others more or less sexy according to their compatibility genes (dating services are starting to match people in this way); that the wiring between some neurons is kept or broken according to the activity of compatibility genes; and that compatibility genes influence the chances of a couple having a successful pregnancy. Profoundly personal, life-forming and life-changing decisions appear to be governed by the actions of a few inherited genes. Most importantly, Davis proposes that because we each respond slightly differently to any particular disease, in the not-too-distant future vaccines and other medications may be tailored to match our compatibility genes, a revolutionary breakthrough in the fight against disease. Including vivid portraits of the scientists who worked tirelessly to unlock the secrets of compatibility genes, as well as patients who survived disease due to lucky genetic inheritances, The Compatibility Gene explains an aspect of human biology that will undoubtedly have profound impacts on medical practice in the 21st Century"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Oxford University Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The complete Persepolis / Marjane Satrapi.
Persepolis is the story of Marjane Satrapi's childhood and coming of age within a large and loving family in Tehran during the Islamic Revolution; of the contradictions between private life and public life in a country plagued by political upheaval; of her high school years in Vienna facing the trails of adolescence far from her family; of her homecoming--both sweet and terrible; and, finally, of her self-imposed exile from her beloved homeland.
  • Pantheon Books
  • c2007
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The counterfeit agent / Alex Berenson.
Unable to prevent the assassination of a CIA station chief by Iranian hostiles who are allegedly plotting a nuclear attack on the United States, John Wells goes undercover to discern the truth on an assignment that takes him from Guatemala and Thailand to Hong Kong and Istanbul.
  • G.P. Putnams Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The counterfeit agent / Alex Berenson.
Unable to prevent the assassination of a CIA station chief by Iranian hostiles who are allegedly plotting a nuclear attack on the United States, John Wells goes undercover to discern the truth on an assignment that takes him from Guatemala and Thailand to Hong Kong and Istanbul.
  • G.P. Putnams Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Reveals the potential of molecular medicine while calling for an update of the regulatory system threatening it, citing diseases that may be cured while explaining how drug-approval protocols are ill-equipped to meet current needs.
  • Basic Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Follows ninety-two-year-old Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, as she joins her former tenant Brian on a road trip to Nevada where she attends to unfinished business she has long avoided.
  • Harper
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Follows ninety-two-year-old Anna Madrigal, the legendary transgender landlady of 28 Barbary Lane, as she joins her former tenant Brian on a road trip to Nevada where she attends to unfinished business she has long avoided.
  • Harper
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"On a spring morning in 1951, eleven-year-old chemist and aspiring detective Flavia de Luce gathers with her family at the railway station, awaiting the return of her long-lost mother, Harriet. Yet upon the train's arrival in the English village of Bishop's Lacey, Flavia is approached by a tall stranger who whispers a cryptic message into her ear. Moments later, he is dead, mysteriously pushed under the train by someone in the crowd. Who was this man, what did his words mean, and why were they intended for Flavia? Back home at Buckshaw, the de Luces' crumbling estate, Flavia puts her sleuthing skills to the test. Following a trail of clues sparked by the discovery of a reel of film stashed away in the attic, she unravels the deepest secrets of the de Luce clan, involving none other than Winston Churchill himself. Surrounded by family, friends, and a famous pathologist from the Home Office--and making spectacular use of Harriet's beloved Gypsy Moth plane, Blithe Spirit--Flavia will do anything, even take to the skies, to land a killer.-- Provided by publisher.
  • Delacorte Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The Death and Life of the Music Industry in the Digital Age challenges the conventional wisdom that the internet is 'killing' the music industry. While technological innovations (primarily in the form of peer-to-peer file-sharing) have evolved to threaten the economic health of major transnational music companies, Rogers illustrates how those same companies have themselves formulated highly innovative response strategies to negate the harmful effects of the internet. In short, it documents how the radical transformative potential of the internet is being suppressed by legal and organisational innovations. Grounded in a social shaping perspective, The Death and Life of the Music Industry in the Digital Age contends that the internet has not altered pre- existing power relations in the music industry where a small handful of very large corporations have long since established an oligopolistic dominance. Furthermore, the book contends that widespread acceptance of the idea that online piracy is rampant, and music largely 'free' actually helps these major music companies in their quest to bolster their power. In doing this, the study serves to deflate much of the transformative hype and digital 'deliria' that has accompanied the internet's evolution as a medium for mass communication.
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession / Leo Tolstoy; translated by Peter Carson.
In "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," a middle-aged judge falls gravely ill and is shunned by his materialistic family; and in "Confession," Tolstoy charts his own religious evolution from his rejection of the Orthodox Church to his embrace of spirituality.
  • W.W. Norton & Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The death trade / Jack Higgins.
When an eminent scientist makes a startling breakthrough in nuclear weapons research only to have the lives of his family threatened if he does not give his technology to the Iranian regime, Sean Dillon, Afghan war hero Sara Gideon and the rest of their team embark on a daring rescue mission that rapidly spins out of control.
  • G.P. Putnam's Sons
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"Eve Lattimore's family is like every other on their suburban street, with one exception. Her son Tyler has a rare medical condition that makes him fatally sensitive to light, which means heavy curtains and deadlocked doors protect him during the day and he can never leave the house except at night. For Eve, only constant vigilance stands between an increasingly restless teenage son and the dangers of the outside world. Until the night the unthinkable happens. When tragedy strikes, it becomes clear that this family is not the only one on the quiet cul-de-sac that is more complicated than it appears. And as Eve is forced to shield her family from harm, there are some crises she cannot control- -and some secrets that not even love can conceal."--Dust jacket flap.
  • Bantam Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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The devil wears kilts / Suzanne Enoch.
"Ranulf MacLawry, Marquis of Glengask, travels to London to retrieve his sister, Rowena, who has fled from their Highland home to have a Season in London like a proper lady. Ranulf is unprepared for the admonitions of Rowena's friend Lady Charlotte Hanover, who scolds him for bullying his sister and convinces him to let Rowena stay for two weeks of the best London has to offer. Ranulf reluctantly begins to admire Charlotte's forthright behavior; 'the English kitten' is the only woman who has ever truly stood up to 'the great Scottish bear.' He's less willing to admit that using reason instead of violence might be of real value to him and his clan, as the very suggestion smacks of English foppery."--Publishers Weekly.
  • St. Martin's
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Argues that China's role as an emerging economic power is destroying the environment, citing their status as the largest market for endangered wildlife, top importer of tropical trees, and biggest emitter of greenhouse gases.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"A senior Harvard Medical School diabetologist and top exercise physiologist share a proven and effective 12-week plan to reverse diabetes, lose weight and ditch the medication for good. "-- Provided by publisher.
  • Harlequin
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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A letter, written in a secret cipher he recognizes all too well, reveals that an old foe of Holmes--a murderer he once captured after an incredible duel of wits--is back, has kidnapped his previous victims widow, and is now impersonating Holmes himself. Holmes must once again match wits with a particularly cunning adversary, one whose hatred of Holmes has seemingly become the killers single greatest obsession. Chasing the kidnapper from London to New York to Chicago, Holmes and Watson race to keep up. Every move Holmes makes is expected; every trap proves elusive. Only with the assistance of his American cohort, the saloonkeeper Shadwell Rafferty, can Holmes hope to settle the score once and for all--or be framed for the crime himself.--From Amazon.
  • University of Minnesota Press
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Describes a discovery the author made in the Alps, which uncovered a treasure trove of Druid celestial mathematics that mapped out the entire geography of ancient Europe, and discusses the implications of this new information.
  • W.W. Norton & Company
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The elixir of the gnostics =b Iksir al-arifin / Mull adr; a parallel English-Arabic text translated, introduced, and annotated by William C.
"adr al-Dn Muammad Shrz, more commonly called Mull adr (1572-1640), was one of the grand scholars of the later period of Islamic philosophy and has become one of the best known Muslim philosophers. Originally composed in Arabic, Iksr al-arifn, or Elixir of the Gnostics, may well be unique among adr's writings because it reworks and elaborates on an earlier work in Persian, the Jawidan-nama (The Book of the Everlasting) by Afzal al-Dn Kashani, commonly known as Baba Afzal." "The underlying theme of Elixir is a teaching that stands at the heart of Mull adr's writings and those of many other Muslim thinkers: the importance of self-knowledge in each person's journey of "Origin and Return." Each soul originates with God, and one's journey is completed only when the soul has returned to Him. Self-knowledge is the means by which the soul, having been created in the divine image, must realize its full and final potential; and philosophy, in adr's view, is the most direct path to that end. adr sees the soul's climb to perfection as a gradual dis-engagement from all embodiment and materiality and a return to her transcendent essence. The returning soul comes to see that all realities and essences are found in the Intellect from which all things have descended, and that their corporeal appearance is a temporary affair."--Book jacket.
  • Brigham Young University Press
  • 2003
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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One morning in 1805, off a remote island in the South Pacific, Captain Amasa Delano, a New England seal hunter, climbed aboard a distressed Spanish ship carrying scores of West Africans who appeared to be slaves. They weren't. Having earlier seized control of the vessel and slaughtered most of the crew, they were staging an elaborate ruse. When Delano, an idealistic, anti-slavery republican, finally realized the deception--that the men and women he thought were slaves were actually running the ship--he responded with explosive violence. Drawing on research on four continents, historian Greg Grandin explores the multiple forces that culminated in this extraordinary event--an event that inspired Herman Melville's masterpiece "Benito Cereno". Here, Grandin uses the dramatic happenings of that day to map a new transnational history of slavery in the Americas, capturing the clash of peoples, economies, and faiths that was the New World in the early 1800s.--From publisher description.
  • Metropolitan Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Featuring 4 reports and 25 personal essays from diverse voices -- both straight and gay -- representing U.S. Marine Corps, Army, Navy, and Air Force veterans and service members, this anthology examines the impact of "Don't Ask Don't Tell" and its repeal on 20 September 2011 in order to benefit policy makers, historians, researchers, and general readers. Topics include lessons learned from foreign militaries, serving while openly gay, women at war, returning to duty, marching forward after repeal, and support for the committed same-sex partners and families of gay service members.
  • Marine Corps University Press
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Discusses how college students are pressured by their peers to have casual sexual encounters which leave them ambivalent and isolated, and presents advice on how they can avoid unwanted sex and form healthy, more meaningful relationships.
  • Basic Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The controversial radio talk show host discusses his views on American liberalism and how it is invading our courts, health-care, media, faith, schools, and homes.
  • WND Books
  • c2003
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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An assessment of the Enlightenment period as an influential intellectual movement reveals how it laid the foundation of today's government, philosophy, science and society, noting the pivotal contributions of scholars ranging from Hume and Diderot to Voltaire and Rousseau.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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In this portable, brief, and lucid guide to presenting, Wyeth counsels how to calm a thumping heart and reveals techniques on preparation, delivery, and visual aids as he gives you vivid stories and rubber meets the road advice. And he does more than simply ease your dread, he inspires you with historical accounts and incisive observations on the power and purpose of speaking well. From advice on the pitch and pace of your speaking voice to admonishments against squirrel paw hands and data crammed PowerPoint slides, Wyeths pointers will give you the focus and confidence to stand up straight, lean forward, and tell your story well.
  • W.W. Norton & Co.
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Tom Krattenmaker challenges stereotypes about evangelical Christians and introduces readers to a movement of "new evangelicals" who are bringing forth a non-partisan expression of evangelicalism and creating opportunities for alliances and partnerships to advance the common good. Krattenmaker argues that cultural fault lines no longer divide the religious from the secular, or the evangelicals from "everyone else." Rather, the lines that matter now run between the fundamentalist culture warriors of both the left and right on one side, and, on the other, the good-doers of any faith, or none, who want to work together to solve our society's problems and introduce a new civility and decency to our shared national life. Krattenmaker is one of the best-informed non-evangelicals writing about evangelicalism in American public life. He offers interesting stories, intriguing character sketches, and incisive writing in his readable and engaging book. Recounting the findings and insights gleaned from his many years of engagement with evangelical America, he draws conclusions sure to surprise, challenge, and even inspire non-evangelicals who had written off this controversial and influential faith movement. The Evangelicals You Don't Know offers a refreshing alternative to narratives that pay attention only to aspects of evangelicalism that are most distasteful and threatening to secular- progressives and liberal religionists - providing instead a hopeful introduction to promising new currents rising among theologically conservative Christians.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The execution / Dick Wolf.
"Detective Jeremy Fisk is out to stop an assassin let loose in New York City by a shadowy business cartel in this pulse-pounding follow up to the New York Times bestseller The Intercept, from Law & Order creator Dick Wolf"-- Provided by publisher.
  • William Morrow
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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The family business / Carl Weber with Eric Pete.
By day, the Duncans are an upstanding family who run a thriving car dealership in Queens. By night, they live a dangerous secret life. L.C. Duncan, patriarch of the family, is at the age when he's starting to think about retirement in sunny Florida. But the recession is taking a bite out of the business and, worrying more, he has to decide which of his children should take over. When his workaholic son Orlando gets the nod, Orlando's siblings-- including the favorite son Vegas, conniving daughter London, glamorous party girl Paris and flamboyant nightclub owner Rio--are up in arms. But so are the Zunigas, a rival family whose fragile business alliance with the Duncans may explode at any moment. When Vegas suddenly breaks away from the family, London's lawyer husband, Harris, makes a play for the company and all hell breaks loose. Selling cars, it turns out, is only a small part of the Duncans' family business. Each member of the family has a secret expertise to reveal. And now, under siege from the Mafia, Mexican drug cartels and the Zunigas, the Duncans will have to stick together--or die separately.
  • Urban Books
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The family business. 2 / Carl Weber with Treasure Hernandez.
The members of the Duncan family try to juggle their day jobs running a respectable car dealership with their criminal activities controlling most of the East Coast's drug traffic.
  • 2013.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Traces the history of the 20th century through the story of an extraordinary Jewish family, recounting how the author's 19th-century ancestors were separated by period upheavals in western Russia and went on to become the founders of the Maidenform Bra Company, pioneers in the contentious birth of Israel, and victims of the Holocaust.
  • Viking
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The fashion book / authors: Carmel Allen, Tom Cooke, Laura Gardner, Beth Hancock, Rebekah Hay-Brown, Hettie Judah, Sebastian Kaufmann, Caroline
Spanning almost 200 years, this new and expanded edition of The Fashion Book is a massive A-to-Z encyclopedia of fashion packed with hundreds of profiles including designers, photographers, style icons, models, and retailers.
  • Phaidon Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The fix / K'wan.
Persia Chandler doesn't know the meaning of the world struggle. After the arrest of her notorious father, she is whisked away from Harlem, the only place she has ever called home, to be raised in an affluent neighborhood in Long Island City. Her mother and stepfather shower her with the best that life has to offer. During her senior year in high school, she convinces her parents to let her transfer from Catholic school to attend public school. That is the start of her problems, but it's hardly the end. In her new school, Persia is reunited with the friends she was forced to move away from, and starts to drift further and further from the life her mother and stepfather have built for her. To the sheltered Persia, the Harlem underworld is like one big adventure. Things promise to get even more interesting when she starts dating a dealer named Chucky. He introduces her to his world of sex, money, and drugs, dragging Persia along with him on a long and bitter ride into the bowels of addiction.-- Publisher's description.
  • 2014.
  • unknown
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The forever girl / Alexander McCall Smith.
"From the author of the best-selling and universally adored No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series--a stand-alone, big-hearted, and often heartbreaking novel about unrequited love and the unexpected places it takes us. At age 4, Thursday chooses her own name. At age 6, she falls in love with her best friend, James, with whom she happily spends all her time. But in the adult world, things are not so simple: at the same time that Thursday's mother finds she's fallen out of love with her husband, she realizes that James's father is interested in her. As the children grow into adulthood, their connection becomes more complicated as well: James drifts away from Thursday, but she keeps him in her sights: she attends the same college in Scotland and then follows him to London, Sydney, Singapore, rebuilding her life in every city, hoping each time that James will see what he is missing. As Thursday and James, and their parents, navigate their irresistible but baffling mazes of emotion, we are given a beautifully realized tale about how love, even if unrequited, can shape a life"- - Provided by publisher.
  • Pantheon Books
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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A combination cookbook and garden guide that teaches readers how to grow their own food and then cook them in different recipes.
  • Workman Pub.
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"In five years, the United States has seen a historic burst of oil and natural gas production, easing our insatiable hunger for energy. A new drilling process called fracking has made us the world's fastest growing energy power, on track to pass Saudi Arabia by 2020. But despite headlines and controversy, no previous book has shown how the revolution really happened. The Frackers tells the dramatic tale of how a group of ambitious and headstrong wildcatters ignored the ridicule of experts and derision of colleagues to pursue massive, long- overlooked deposits. Against all odds, they changed the world--and made astonishing fortunes in the process. Zuckerman's exclusive access enabled him to get close to men like George Mitchell, who developed a new way to drill for gas in shale rock; Harold Hamm, who discovered so much oil he's now worth more than the estate of Steve Jobs; and Aubrey McClendon, who lost more than $2 billion on a misguided gambit. Zuckerman shows how the frackers are now using their wealth to shake up Hollywood, education, politics, sports, and other fields, much like the Rockefellers and Gettys before them"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Portfolio/Penguin
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"In the days of Moses, blasphemy was the mortal offence of failing to respect the divine. In an age of human rights, blasphemy is understood as a failure to respect persons, as insult, defamation, or "advocacy of religious hatred." The criminalization of this personal blasphemy has been advanced at the United Nations and upheld by the European Court of Human Rights, which has asserted a universal "right to respect for religious feelings." The Future of Blasphemy turns respect on its head. Respect demands that we grant each other equal standing in the moral community, not that we never offend. Politically, respect for citizens requires a public discourse that is open to all viewpoints. Going beyond the question of free speech versus religion, The Future of Blasphemy defends an ethical model of blasphemy. Controversies surrounding sacrilege are contests over what counts as sacred, disagreements about what has central, inviolable, and incommensurable value. In such public contestation of the sacred, each of us - secular and religious alike- has equal right to speak on its behalf"--P. [4] of cover.
  • Continuum
  • c2012
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Erik Erikson's lifetime of clinical and interdisciplinary work on human development centered on the formation and maintenance of identity among people of diverse backgrounds. In this volume, key scholars of identity from various disciplines, some of whom knew and worked with Erikson, discuss and assess his legacy.
  • Lexington Books
  • c2004
  • Book
  • Forest Park
 
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The gallery / John Horne Burns; introduction by Paul Fussell.
"John Horne Burns brought The Gallery back from World War II, and on publication in 1947 it became a critically-acclaimed bestseller. However, Burns's early death at the age of 36 led to the subsequent neglect of this searching book, which captures the shock the war dealt to the preconceptions and ideals of the victorious Americans. Set in occupied Naples in 1944, The Gallery takes its name from the Galleria Umberto, a bombed-out arcade where everybody in town comes together in pursuit of food, drink, sex, money, and oblivion. A daring and enduring novel, one of the first to look directly at gay life in the military. The Gallery poignantly conveys the mixed feelings of the men and women who fought the war that made America a superpower"--Publisher's description.
  • New York Review Books
  • c2004
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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The gamal: a novel / Ciarn Collins.
"Meet Charlie. People think he's crazy. But he's not. People think he's stupid. But he's not. People think he's innocent-- He's the Gamal. Charlie has a story to tell, about his best friends Sinad and James and the bad things that happened. But he can't tell it yet, at least not till he's worked out where the beginning is. Because is the beginning long ago when Sinad first spoke up for him after Charlie got in trouble at school for the millionth time? Or was it later, when Sinad and James followed the music and found each other? Or was it later still on that terrible night when something unspeakable happened after closing time and someone chose to turn a blind eye? Charlie has promised Dr Quinn he'll write 1,000 words a day, but it's hard to know which words to write. And which secrets to tell. This is the story of the dark heart of an Irish village, of how daring to be different can be dangerous and how there is nothing a person will not do for love"--From author's web page.
  • Bloomsbury USA
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The genome generation / Elizabeth Finkel.
"The year 2001 saw the completion of the human genome project, the culmination of a fourteen-year, $3 billion international race to read every letter of the code that makes up a human being. Reading this code was the most profound revelation in the history of knowledge, with the potential to unveil the secret of what makes us human. After three years of investigation, Elizabeth Finkel brings us the biggest news stories from the genetics frontier. She looks at the revolution in the areas of medicine, agriculture and evolution, travelling from Botswana to Boston, from Singapore to Mexico, from wheatfields in the Wimmera plains to laboratories all over Australia to help us understand what is happening in 'The Genome Generation'"--P. [4] of cover.
  • Melbourne University Press
  • 2012
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Running counter to society's current prevailing message that things should always run smoothly--or, at least, appear to--and that failure or mistakes of any sort are to be avoided at all costs, The Gift of Adversity shows that such setbacks are inevitable. Indeed, engaging with our own failures and defeats is one of the only ways we are able to live authentic and meaningful lives. The book illuminates how each different type of setback carries its own challenges and has the potential to yield its own form of wisdom. Using stories from his own life--including his childhood in apartheid-era South Africa, his years after suffering a violent attack from a stranger, and his career as a psychiatrist--as well as case studies and discussions with well-known figures such as Viktor Frankl and David Lynch, Rosenthal reveals that true innovation, emotional resilience, wisdom, and dignity can only come from confronting and understanding the adversity we have experienced.
  • Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared off the secluded island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger family. Harriet's uncle, Henrik, is convinced that she was murdered by someone in her own family - the deeply dysfunctional Vanger clan. This is a violent and bloody thriller, a sinister family saga, a mystery of massive financial fraud and an ambiguous and haunting love story.
  • Random House Audio
  • 2008
  • Book on CD
  • Meramec
 
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The glass castle: a memoir / Jeannette Walls.
Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. --From publisher description.
  • Scribner
  • 2009
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The gods of guilt: a novel / Michael Connelly.
Mickey Haller gets the text, "Call me ASAP - 187," and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention. Murder cases have the highest stakes and the biggest paydays, and they always mean Haller has to be at the top of his game. When Mickey learns that the victim was his own former client, a prostitute he thought he had rescued and put on the straight and narrow path, he knows he is on the hook for this one. He soon finds out that she was back in LA and back in the life. Far from saving her, Mickey may have been the one who put her in danger. Haunted by the ghosts of his past, Mickey must work tirelessly and bring all his skill to bear on a case that could mean his ultimate redemption or proof of his ultimate guilt.-- Provided by publisher.
  • Little Brown and Company
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The goliath stone / Larry Niven and Matthew Joseph Harrington.
With an asteroid on a collision course with Earth, Doctor Toby Glyer and his partner William Connors must find a way to make contact with their wayward children -- the Briareus nanites -- and save the planet.
  • Tor
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Two of the most authoritative voices on the funeral industry come together here in one volume to discuss the current state of the funeral. Through their different lenses -- one as a preacher and one as a funeral director -- Thomas G. Long and Thomas Lynch alternately discuss several challenges facing "the good funeral," including the commercial aspects that have led many to be suspicious of funeral directors, the sometimes tense relationship between pastors and funeral directors, the tendency of modern funerals to exclude the body from the service, and the rapid growth in cremation. The book features forewords from Patrick Lynch, President of the National Funeral Directors Association, and Barbara Brown Taylor, highly praised author and preacher. It is an essential resource for funeral directors, morticians, and pastors, and anyone else interested in current funeral practices.--Publisher.
  • Westminster John Knox Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The Good Lord Bird / James McBride.
Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
  • Riverhead Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The Good Lord Bird / James McBride.
Fleeing his violent master at the side of abolitionist John Brown at the height of the slavery debate in mid-nineteenth-century Kansas Territory, Henry pretends to be a girl to hide his identity throughout the raid on Harpers Ferry in 1859.
  • Riverhead Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The great American Dust Bowl / written & illustrated by Don Brown.
The causes and results of the Dust Bowl and how the lessons learned are still used today. Presented in comic book format.
  • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Eel, an orphan, and his best friend Florrie must help Dr. John Snow prove that cholera is spread through water, and not poisonous air, when an epidemic sweeps across their London neighborhood in 1854.
  • Alfred A. Knopf
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The handy chemistry answer book / Ian C. Stewart and Justin P. Lomont.
"Simplifying the complex chemical reactions that take place every day through the well-stated answers for more than 900 common chemistry questions, this reference is the go-to guide for students and professionals alike. The book covers everything from the history, major personalities, and groundbreaking reactions and equations in chemistry to laboratory techniques throughout history and the latest developments in the field. Chemistry is an essential aspect of all life that connects with and impacts all branches of science, making this readable resource invaluable across numerous disciplines while remaining accessible at any level of chemistry background. From the quest to make gold and early models of the atom to solar cells, bio-based fuels, and green chemistry and sustainability, chemistry is often at the forefront of technological change and this reference breaks down the essentials into an easily understood format"- - Provided by publisher.
  • Visible Ink Press
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"The Hidden History of Early Childhood Education provides an understandable and manageable exploration of the history of early childhood education in the United States. Covering historical, philosophical, and sociological underpinnings that reach from the 1800s to today, contributors explore groups and topics that have traditionally been marginalized or ignored in early childhood education literature. Chapters include topics such as home- schooling, early childhood education in Japanese-American internment camps, James "Jimmy" Hymes, the Eisenhower legacy, Constance Kamii, and African- American leaders of the field. This engaging book examines a range of new primary sources to be shared with the field for the first time, including personal narratives, interviews, and letters." -- Publisher's description.
  • Routledge
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"In 1948, Harry Truman, President of the United States, almost fell through the ceiling of the Blue Room in a bathtub into a meeting of the Daughters of the American Revolution. A team of the nation's top architects was hastily assembled to inspect the White House, and upon seeing the state the old mansion was in, insisted the First Family be evicted immediately. What followed was the biggest home-improvement job the nation had ever seen"-- Provided by publisher.
  • Thomas Dunne Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The history of Somalia / Raphael Chijioke Njoku.
Overview: Somalia is a nation with a history that stretches back more than ten millennia to the beginnings of human civilization. This book provides sweeping coverage of Somalia's history ranging from the earliest times to its modern-day status as a country of ten million inhabitants, providing a unique social-scientific treatment of the nation's key issues across ethnic and regional boundaries. The book addresses not only Somali sociocultural and political history but also covers Somalia's administration and economy, secessionist movements, civil and regional wars, and examines the dynamics of state collapse, democratization, terrorism, and piracy in contemporary times. The author details the extremely rich history of the Somali people and their customs while documenting past history, enabling readers to make meaning out of the country's ongoing crisis. Based on the most recent research, this work is the first comprehensive overview to cover in detail the collapse of Iceland's economy and its subsequent effect on its people. Organized into seven main sections that chronologically cover the history of Iceland from the island's settlement to the present day, the book concludes with a revealing discussion of how each period has been perceived by later generations of Icelanders.
  • Greenwood
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The hobbit, or, There and back again / by J.R.R. Tolkien; illustrated by Alan Lee.
Bilbo Baggins, a respectable, well-to-do hobbit, lives comfortably in his hobbit-hole until the day the wandering wizard Gandalf chooses him to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
  • Houghton Mifflin Co.
  • c1997
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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The housemaid's daughter / Barbara Mutch.
"When Cathleen Harrington leaves her home in Ireland in 1919 to travel to South Africa, she knows that she does not love the man she is to marry there -- her fiance Edward, whom she has not seen for five years. Isolated and estranged in a small town in the harsh Karoo desert, her only real companions are her diary and her housemaid, and later the housemaid's daughter, Ada. When Ada is born, Cathleen recognizes in her someone she can love and respond to in a way that she cannot with her own family. Under Cathleen's tutelage, Ada grows into an accomplished pianist and a reader who cannot resist turning the pages of the diary, discovering the secrets Cathleen sought to hide. As they grow closer, Ada sees new possibilities in front of her--a new horizon. But in one night, everything changes, and Cathleen comes home from a trip to find that Ada has disappeared, scorned by her own community. Cathleen must make a choice: should she conform to society, or search for the girl who has become closer to her than her own daughter? Set against the backdrop of a beautiful, yet divided land, The Housemaid's Daughter is a startling and thought-provoking novel that intricately portrays the drama and heartbreak of two women who rise above cruelty to find love, hope, and redemption"-- Provided by publisher.
  • St. Martin's Press
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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The impersonator / Mary Miley.
"In 1917, Jessie Carr, fourteen years old and sole heiress to her family's vast fortune, disappeared without a trace. Now, years later, her uncle Oliver Beckett thinks he's found her: a young actress in a vaudeville playhouse is a dead ringer for his missing niece. But when Oliver confronts the girl, he learns he's wrong. Orphaned young, Leah's been acting since she was a toddler. Oliver, never one to miss an opportunity, makes a proposition: with his coaching, Leah can impersonate Jessie, claim the fortune, and split it with him"--Dust jacket flap.
  • Minotaur Books
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Wildwood
 
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Climate change. Finite fossil fuels. Fresh water depletion. Rising commodity prices. Ocean acidification. Overpopulation. Deforestation. Feeding the world's billions. We're beset by an array of natural resource and environmental challenges. They pose a tremendous risk to human prosperity, to world peace, and to the planet itself. Yet, if we act, these problems are addressable. Throughout history we've overcome similar problems, but only when we've focused our energies on innovation. For the most valuable resource we have isn't oil, water, gold, or land - it's our stockpile of useful ideas, and our continually growing capacity to expand them. In this remarkable book, Ramez Naam charts a course to supercharge innovation - by changing the rules of our economy - that can lead the whole world to greater wealth and human well-being, even as we dodge looming resource crunches and environmental disasters and reduce our impact on the planet.
  • University Press of New England
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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Despite negative connotations and empirical evidence to support detrimental aspects of membership, decades of nationally representative data show students remain interested in joining fraternities and sororities. This monograph reconsiders the value question based on scholarly research published since 1996 in the following ways: (1) through identifying behavioral, psychosocial, and educational outcomes of fraternity/sorority involvement; (2) by differentiating outcomes between and among organizations, when possible; and (3) through recommending implications for policy and practice based on reasearch.--From back cover.
  • Jossey-Bass
  • c2014
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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"The Infrastructure of Accountability brings together leading and emerging scholars who set forth an ambitious conceptual framework for understanding the full impact of large-scale, performance-based accountability systems on education. Over the past 20 years, schools and school systems have been utterly reshaped by the demands of test-based accountability. Interest in large-scale performance data has reached an unprecedented high point. Yet most education researchers focus primarily on questions of data quality and the effectiveness of data use. In this bold and thought-provoking volume, the contributors look beneath the surface of all this activity to uncover the hidden infrastructure that supports the production, flow, and use of data in education, and explore the impact of these large-scale information systems on American schooling. These systems, the editors note, 'sit at the juncture of technical networks, work practices, knowledge production, and moral order'"--From publisher description.
  • Harvard Education Press
  • c2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Explores how an infamous murder case led to the birth of modern toxicology.
  • W.W. Norton & Company
  • 2013
  • Book
  • Meramec
 
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Tangiers. Harry is preparing his wife's birthday dinner while she is still at work and their son, Dillon, is upstairs asleep in bed. Harry suddenly remembers that he's left Robin's gift at the caf in town. It's only a five minute walk away and Dillon's so tricky to put down for the night, so Harry decides to run out on his own and fetch the present. Disaster strikes. An earthquake hits, buildings crumble, people scream and run. Harry fights his way through the crowd to his house, only to find it razed to the ground. Dillon is presumed dead, though his body is never found. Five years later, Harry and Robin have settled into a new kind of life after relocating to their native Dublin. Their grief will always be with them, but lately it feels as if they're ready for a new beginning. Harry's career as an artist is taking off and Robin has just realized that she's pregnant. But when Harry gets a glimpse of Dillon on the crowded streets of Dublin, the past comes rushing back at both of them. Has Dillon been alive all these years? Or was what Harry saw just a figment of his guilt-ridden imagination?
  • Henry Holt and Company
  • 2014
  • Book
  • Florissant Valley
 
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"Lee Harvey Oswald's assassination of President Kennedy in 1963 remains one of the most horrifying-- and hotly debated-- crimes in American history. Because Oswald had briefly defected to the Soviet Union, some historians allege he was a Soviet stooge. But as Peter Savodnik shows in The Interloper, Oswald's time in the U.S.S.R. reveals a stranger, more chilling story. Oswald fled to the Soviet Union looking for a utopia, but quickly