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Fidel Castro and Baseball

by Peter C. Bjarkman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (December 07, 2018)

Few political figures of the modern age have been so vilified as Fidel Castro, and both the vilification and worship generated by the Cuban leader have combined to distort the true image of Castro. The baseball...


Rescue Cats

by Susannah Maynard Amherst Media (June 15, 2018)

Award-winning photographer Tracy Sweeney presents a joyous celebration of children. The author has artfully crafted a collection of whimsical images of children in play and reverie. Join her in exploring the...


Keeper and His Special Nursery

by Ursula Nafula, Nina Orange African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

A story about rescued baby animals arriving at a nursery for orphans. These little animals are nursed and looked after by a special person and his team of helpers.


Betty Likes Sea Animals

by Stanley Oluwond Library For All (July 27, 2018)

Betty likes sharks. Betty likes dolphins. Betty likes everything about sea animals!


The Tour According to G

by Various Quercus (November 13, 2018)

"This year G was the strongest rider, and he finally had Lady Luck on his side. An unstoppable combination" --Chris Froome

"I understand what Geraint's win meant: for him, for me, for the team, and for Wales,...


The Circuit

by Rowan Ricardo Phillips Farrar, Straus and Giroux (November 20, 2018)

“The Circuit is the best sports book I've read in years, maybe ever.” —Rich Cohen, author of The Chicago Cubs and Monsters

“As sports writing goes, The Circuit is unusual in the very best way. Rowan...


Dreaming in Turtle

by Peter Laufer St. Martin's Press (November 20, 2018)

A fascinating exploration into the world of turtles across the globe; Laufer charts the lore, love, and peril to a beloved species.

Dreaming in Turtle is a compelling story of a stalwart animal prized from prehistory...


The Limits to growth; a report for the Club of Rome's project on the predicament of mankind

by Dennis L. Meadows & Donella H. Meadows Potomac Associates (January 30, 2018)

The Limits to Growth is a 1972 book about the computer modeling of exponential economic and population growth with finite resource supplies. Funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and commissioned by the Club of...


Diversity and Evolution of Butterfly Wing Patterns: An Integrative Approach

by Toshio Sekimura (editor) Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

This book facilitates an integrative understanding of the development, genetics and evolution of butterfly wing patterns. To develop a deep and realistic understanding of the diversity and evolution of butterfly...


The Bases of Design

by Walter Crane Open BookShelf (January 30, 2018)

A survey of design culminating up to Crane's own aesthetic principles, with hundreds of illustrations. A standard work focusing on the development of aesthetic design, dedicated to Charles Rowley, head of the...


Walden

by Henry David Thoreau Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Walden (also known as Life in the Woods) by Henry David Thoreau is one of the best-known non-fiction books written by an American. Published in 1854, it details Thoreau's life for two years and two months in...


Botanical Painting with Coloured Pencils

by Ann Swan Collins (October 25, 2018)

This beautifully illustrated ebook is the first practical step-by-step guide to using coloured pencils in botanical painting and is written by Ann Swan, one of the top exponents of the genre.

Water-soluble and...


The Campout Cookbook

by Marnie Hanel & Jen Stevenson Artisan (May 15, 2018)

Forget freeze-dried astronaut meals and bags of stale, store-bought gorp. Finally, here’s a cookbook that complements the magic of gathering around a campfire and sharing a meal with friends. From the IACP...


Life in the Sloth Lane

by Lucy Cooke Workman Publishing Company (April 17, 2018)

WHY ARE SLOTHS ALWAYS SMILING?

Perhaps it’s because they’ve mastered the art of taking it slow in a world whose frenzied pace is driving the rest of us crazy. Here, in a mindfulness book like no other, heart-tuggingly...


Ali on Ali

by Hana Ali & Danny Peary Workman Publishing Company (May 01, 2018)

Muhammad Ali was a champion, a poet, a prophet. Sports Illustrated called him “the greatest athlete of the twentieth century.” And yet he was even more than all of that, “a whole greater than the sum of...


Forest Bathing Retreat

by Hannah Fries & Robin Wall Kimmerer Storey Publishing, LLC (September 04, 2018)

People have been retreating to the woods for quiet, meditation, and inspiration for centuries, and recent research finds that time spent in the forest doesn’t just feel good but is, in fact, good for you....


Fire Making

by Daniel Hume The Experiment (May 15, 2018)

A Richly Illustrated Guide to Making Fire Without a Lighter

If you ask outdoorsman Daniel Hume for the fastest, most practical way to start a fire, he’ll tell you: Use a match. But he probably won’t stop...


A Tapestry Garden

by Ernie O'Byrne, Marietta O'Byrne & Doreen Wynja Timber Press (April 26, 2018)

“This is a love story about a couple and their relationship with an acre-and-a-half of land. . . with exceptional plant descriptions that read like character references for old friends. . . . beautiful photographs...


Sewing School ® Quilts

by Amie Petronis Plumley, Andria Lisle & Justin Fox Burks Storey Publishing, LLC (April 03, 2018)

The best-selling authors of the Sewing School ® series are back, introducing kids to the creativity of stitching patchwork, appliqué, and quilts. Using dynamic how-to photos and step-by-step instructions written...


Storey's Guide to Raising Rabbits, 5th Edition

by Bob Bennett Storey Publishing, LLC (July 10, 2018)

The fifth edition of this best-selling handbook features the same detailed approach that has made it the trusted source for raising healthy, productive rabbits — plus a total redesign with color photos and...


The Illustrated Herbiary

by Maia Toll & Kate O'Hara Storey Publishing, LLC (August 07, 2018)

Rosemary is for remembrance; sage is for wisdom. The symbolism of plants — whether in the ancient Greek doctrine of signatures or the Victorian secret language of flowers — has fascinated us for centuries....


Storey's Guide to Keeping Honey Bees, 2nd Edition

by Malcolm T. Sanford & Richard E. Bonney Storey Publishing, LLC (July 10, 2018)

This trusted handbook is a must-have for novice and seasoned beekeepers alike. Now totally redesigned and featuring color photos and graphics, the second edition also includes up-to-date information on honey...


Storey's Guide to Raising Dairy Goats, 5th Edition

by Jerry Belanger & Sara Thomson Bredesen Storey Publishing, LLC (February 06, 2018)

This best-selling handbook is packed with detailed information on housing, feeding, and fencing dairy goats. It’s been the trusted resource on the topic for farmers and homesteaders since it was originally...


Gardenlust

by Christopher Woods Timber Press (September 25, 2018)

“A beautiful tour through some of the loveliest gardens in the world!” —Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus at Missouri Botanical Garden

A steep hillside oasis in Singapore, a garden distinguished by shape...


The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables

by Catherine Reid Timber Press (March 27, 2018)

Smithsonian Magazine 2018’s Best Travel Books

The Landscapes of Anne of Green Gables explores L. M. Montgomery’s deep connection to the landscapes of Prince Edward Island that inspired her to write the...


Wildflowers of Texas

by Michael Eason Timber Press (April 03, 2018)

A comprehensive field guide to the wildflowers of the Lone Star State

In Wildflowers of Texas, Michael Eason describes and illustrates more than 1,100 commonly encountered species, both native and introduced....


The Nature Instinct

by Tristan Gooley The Experiment (November 20, 2018)

“A captivating guide to finding one’s way in the wild.”—The Wall Street Journal

The culmination of everything Tristan Gooley has written so far: How to take what you learn about the outdoors—and make...


Ground Rules

by Kate Frey Timber Press (October 30, 2018)

100 rules to garden by

Gardening doesn’t have to be difficult, and Kate Frey—expert gardener and designer—makes it easier than ever with her new book, Ground Rules. Frey distills the vital lessons of...


The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens

by Linda A. Chisholm Timber Press (July 10, 2018)

“Rich with photographs and descriptions of how landscape design has shaped and reflected culture over time.” —The American Gardener

The History of Landscape Design in 100 Gardens explores the defining...


Hot Color, Dry Garden

by Nan Sterman Timber Press (April 26, 2018)

“Eye-popping proof that water-wise gardens are bold, beautiful and brilliantly hued.” —San Diego Home and Garden

Dry weather defines the southwest, and it's getting dryer. As water becomes more precious,...


Hypertufa Containers

by Lori Chips Timber Press (July 31, 2018)

“A complete guide to designing, making and planting hypertufa troughs. If you are a total novice, Lori will take you through every step with confidence”—North American Rock Garden Society

Hypertufa containers—also...


Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region

by Denver Botanic Gardens Timber Press (August 21, 2018)

“A dense encyclopedia of every pretty little thing one might encounter in the Rockies, from their southern reaches clear into Canada.” —Denverite

Wildflowers of the Rocky Mountain Region—from the Denver...


Gardening Under Lights

by Leslie F. Halleck Timber Press (July 10, 2018)

“If you want to grow plants indoors, you need this book.” —Niki Jabbour, author and staff writer at savvygardening.com

Gardening Under Lights is a highly-detailed, accessible guide for seed starters, plant...


How to Grow Mushrooms from Scratch

by Magdalena Wurth & Herbert Wurth The Experiment (September 18, 2018)

Yes, you can grow mushrooms from scratch!

Why grow mushrooms?

Mushrooms are a joy to grow—for food, as a garden feature, or just for fun—and it’s easier than you think! How to Grow Mushrooms from Scratch...


Handmade Houseplants

by Corrie Beth Hogg & Christine Han Timber Press (September 04, 2018)

“Fake plants were never so appealing.” —Booklist starred review

In Handmade Houseplants, expert crafter and tastemaker Corrie Beth Hogg offers a no-water option for your urban jungle: plants made from...


Signs of Resistance

by Bonnie Siegler Artisan (February 20, 2018)

“Clever images of dissent are not a recent phenomenon in the United States. . . . [Signs of Resistance is] visually fascinating. . . . [and] there is bigly wit here, too.”

The Washington Post

In hundreds...


Seafurrers

by Philippa Sandall & Ad Long The Experiment (April 03, 2018)

A cat’s-eye view of maritime history

We remember the bold seafarers of yore—from Magellan to Shackleton—for their extraordinary exploits: new lands discovered, storms weathered, and battles won. But somehow...


The New Rules of the Roost

by Robert Litt & Hannah Litt Timber Press (July 10, 2018)

“The Litts listen daily to concerns and questions posed by customers seeking the best organic methods for keeping backyard chickens safe and healthy. Now they’ve compiled their proven solutions into this...


50 Hikes with Kids

by Wendy Gorton Timber Press (April 03, 2018)

Winner of the 2018 National Outdoor Book Award, Children’s Category

Handcrafted for Northwest parents, educators, and caregivers that want to spark a love of nature, 50 Hikes with Kids highlights the most...


Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest

by Robert Michael Pyle & Caitlin C. LaBar Timber Press (April 03, 2018)

Winner of the 2018 National Outdoor Book Award, Nature Guide Books Category

Easy to use and beautifully illustrated with more than 600 color photographs and nearly 200 maps, Butterflies of the Pacific Northwest...


The Garden in Every Sense and Season

by Tovah Martin & Kindra Clineff Timber Press (April 03, 2018)

“Reminds us that the best way to get to know a garden is through our senses.” —Gardenista

So much of gardening is focused on the long list of chores—the weeding, planting, and pruning. But what about...


Mushrooms of the Southeast

by Todd F. Elliott & Steven L. Stephenson Timber Press (January 24, 2018)

Mushrooms of the Southeast is a compact, beautifully illustrated guide packed with descriptions and photographs of more than 400 of the region’s most important mushrooms. The geographic range covered by the...


The Less Is More Garden

by Susan Morrison Timber Press (February 07, 2018)

“Gives homeowners solid ideas to help transform small gardens into a personalized, thoughtful, and unique destinations.” —Gardenista 

When it comes to gardens, bigger isn’t always better. A smaller...


The Original Area Mazes, Volume 2

by Naoki Inaba & Ryoichi Murakami The Experiment (October 30, 2018)

The rules are simple . . . The math is easy . . . The puzzles get harder and harder!

Hooked on area mazes? YOU’RE IN LUCK! Volume Two delivers 100 more puzzles. Your quest is to navigate a network of rectangles...


The Sprouting Bean

by Clare Verbeek, Thembani Dladla, Zanele Buthelezi African Storybook Initiative (September 30, 2018)

Plant a bean seed and see what happens when you water and look after it.


Quilting with Precuts Handy Pocket Guide

by Gailen Runge C&T Publishing (August 01, 2018)

Get the most out of your precuts with this pint-sized guide to precut squares, strips, and fat quarters! How many charm squares do you need for a specific size quilt? What’s the best way to slice up a layer...


Give the Dog a Bone: Over 40 healthy home-cooked treats, meals and snacks for your four-legged friend

by Darcey the Dachshund & Nicola ‘Milly’ Millbank HQ (October 04, 2018)

Is there a more spectacular sight than seeing dogs of all shapes and sizes having the time of their lives, doing exactly what they love best? (That’s playing and eating, by the way.)

How about making delicious...


Blue Blood II

by Art Chansky St. Martin's Press (October 30, 2018)

A follow-up to Blue Blood that tells the recent history of the Duke-Carolina college basketball rivalry

When Art Chansky's Blue Blood was published in 2005, ESPN’s Dick Vitale said it was about “the greatest...


Sharks

by Micah and Nora May Library For All (June 23, 2018)

There are many different kinds of sharks. Some are big and some are small. How much do you know about sharks? Reading Level 2 Global Book Collection Keywords: natural world; animals; marine life; predators.


Russian Origami

by Sergei Afonkin & Tom Hull St. Martin's Press (October 23, 2018)

The last secret of the Cold War can finally be revealed: behind the Iron Curtain, people were folding! Communities of folders who were isolated from the origami establishment have always developed exciting new...